September 4, 2012 Council Public Meeting Minutes

The Public Meeting of the Mount Olive Township Council was called to Order at 7:57 pm by Council President Roman. 

OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS ACT ANNOUNCEMENT

Ms. Masser: According to the Open Public Meetings Act, adequate notice of this meeting has been given to the Daily Record. Notice has been posted in the Municipal Building, 204 Flanders-Drakestown Road, Mount Olive Township, New Jersey and notices were sent to those requesting the same.

ROLL CALL

Present:          Mr. Ferrante, Mr. Nicastro, Mr. Mania, Mr. Perkins, Mrs. Labow and Mr. Roman

Absent:           Mr. Walsh

Also Present:  Sherry Maniscalco, CFO; Sean Canning, Business Administrator; Michael Augello, Township Attorney; Michelle Masser, Deputy Township Clerk; Mayor Greenbaum

President Roman: Okay, we’re going we are going to remove the Approval of Previous Minutes. They are not available and we are going to go straight to Correspondence.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS - R. Perkins

August 21, 2012 WS & PM (Mr. Ferrante Absent)

CORRESPONDENCE

LETTERS FROM RESIDENTS/ORGANIZATIONS

  1. E-mail received August 28, 2012, from the State of New Jersey, regarding Foreclosure Guidance.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received August 29, 2012, from St. Elizabeth Ann Seton regarding St. Elizabeth Ann Seton’s Building Expansion Project.  PDF Correspondence
  1. E-mail received August 29, 2012, from Bergen County’s United Way regarding Public Service Announcements on You Tube.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received August 30, 2012, from Safeguard Community Initiatives Department regarding Busy Summer for Community Initiatives Team; Outreach Efforts Continue.  PDF Correspondence
  1. E-mail received August 30, 2012, from Downtown New Jersey regarding News from Downtown New Jersey.  PDF Correspondence

 

LEAGUE OF MUNICIPALITIES

  1. E-mail received August 20, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Upcoming League Seminars.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received August 21, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Upcoming League Seminars.  (NJ Pensions Eligibility and the Common Misconceptions).  PDF Correspondence
  1. E-mail received August 21, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Your Input on an Exclusive Line of league Merchandise, Hiring our Heroes-Mega Job Fair Reminder and New Content on DLGS Website.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received August 24, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Upcoming League Seminars.  PDF Correspondence
  1. E-mail received August 27, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding August 27, 2012 League Conference Resolutions.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received August 28, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Upcoming League Seminars.  PDF Correspondence
  1. E-mail received August 29, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Upcoming League Seminars.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received August 29, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Update on Affordable Housing Trust Funds, A-2586 & S-1534 Exempts Private Institutions of Higher Education from MLUL Requirements and League Supports A-2682 & Opposes A-2405/S-1651 Statute of Limitations.  PDF Correspondence
  1. E-mail received August 30, 2012, from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities regarding Comptroller Issues an Alert on Savings in Workers Compensation Programs and Division of Pensions Offer Certifying Officers & Supervisor Training.  PDF Correspondence

DCA

  1. E-mail received August 20, 2012, from the Department of Community Affairs regarding GovConnect Update: August 20, 2012.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received August 30, 2012, from the Department of Community Affairs regarding State Comptroller Alert: Workers Compensation Third Party Administrators.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Local Finance Notice received August 31, 2012, from the Department of Community Affairs regarding the Transitional Aid Application Process.  PDF Correspondence

 

DEP / DOT / LOI / HIGHLANDS / EPA / DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE / ABC / BIDS

  1. Letter received August 19, 2012, from Lee T. Purcell Associates regarding Notification of Treatment Works Approval (TWA) NJDEP Proposed Development entitled, I.T.C. Active Adult Community, Local Sewage Pumping Station and 4-Inch Discharge Force main, Contract No. AAC-1-06, Block 105 Lot 1 (250 Continental Drive, Budd Lake).  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. E-mail received August 21, 2012, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding NJDEP and Social Media.  PDF Correspondence
  1. E-mail received August 21, 2012, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding Reminder Concerning the NJDEP Anti Idling Campaign.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Notice received August 24, 2012, from NJ Transit regarding a Public Hearing.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Letter received August 27, 2012, from Kleinfelder regarding Notification to Rescind the May 7, 2012 Remedial Action Report / Response Action Outcome for Former Exxon Facility # 32544, Block 5401, Lot 17 (257 Route 206).  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Permit received August 27, 2012, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding a driveway expansion for Joseph and Alisa Untisz for Block 4600, Lot 5.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Letter received August 28, 2012, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding No Further Action Letter and Covenant Not to Sue for Block 7801, Lot 3 (138 Stedwick Village).  PDF Correspondence
  2. E-mail received August 29, 2012, from the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding NJDEP Press Release – NJ Wild Expo – September 15 – 16, 2012.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received August 31, 2012, from Brach / Eichler regarding Block 7100, Lot 66 (136 Flanders Drakestown Road) Objection to Highlands Applicability Determination Application of Mazouz & Tomasa Jallad pursuant to Public Notice Published August 1, 2012.  PDF Correspondence

MORRIS COUNTY

  1. E-mail received August 29, 2012, from the County of Morris regarding News from the County of Morris.  PDF Correspondence

 
MSA / MUA

  1. Minutes received August 28, 2012 from the Musconetcong Sewerage Authority regarding the June 28, 2012 meeting.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Minutes received August 28, 2012 from the Musconetcong Sewerage Authority regarding the July 12, 2012 meeting.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Minutes received August 28, 2012 from the Musconetcong Sewerage Authority regarding the August 1, 2012 meeting.  PDF Correspondence

 

UTILITIES

  1. Letter received August 24, 2012, from Jersey Central Power and Light regarding In the Matter of the Provision of Basic Generation Service for the Period Beginning June 1, 2013.  PDF Correspondence

 

President Roman: There are 31 pieces of Correspondence. Does anyone have any questions, comments? Seeing none, we are on to Ordinances for Public Hearing.

ORDINANCES FOR PUBLIC HEARING

President Roman: I open the hearing to the public on:

Ord.#27-2012 Ordinance Amending Section 1 of Ordinance Numbered 34-2011 of the Township of Mount Olive, in the County of Morris, New Jersey, Finally Adopted December 20, 2011 in Order to Amend the Source of Funding.

President Roman: Mr. Mania.

Mr. Mania: Thank you Mr. President. Mr. President, I move for adoption and final passage of Ord.
#27-2012.

Mrs. Labow: Second.

President Roman: Does anyone from the public wish to be heard? Seeing none, it’s been moved and
seconded, can I get a Roll Call?

ROLL CALL:            Passed Unanimously

President Roman: Ord. #27-2012 is passed on second reading and I hereby direct the Clerk to forward
a copy of the same to the Mayor and publish the notice of adoption as required by law. I now open the
hearing to the public on Ord. #28-2012:

Ord.#28-2012 Bond Ordinance of the Township of Mount Olive, in the County of Morris, New Jersey, Providing a Supplemental Appropriation of $50,000 for the Acquisition of a Ladder Truck for Budd Lake Fire Department and Authorizing the Issuance of $47,500 Bonds or Notes of the Township for Financing Part of the Appropriation.

President Roman: Mr. Ferrante.

Mr. Ferrante: Thank you Mr. President. I move for adoption and final passage of Ord. #28-2012.

Mr. Mania: Second.

President Roman: Does anyone from the public wish to be heard? Seeing none, it’s been moved and
seconded, Roll Call.

ROLL CALL:            Passed Unanimously

President Roman: Ord. #28-2012 is passed on second reading and I hereby direct the Clerk to forward
a copy of the same to the Mayor and publish the notice of adoption as required by law. Okay, we are on
to Ordinances for First Reading with a second reading of September 18, 2012.

 

ORDINANCES FOR FIRST READING - second reading Sept. 18, 2012

President Roman: Open for First Reading:

Ord.#23-2012 An Ordinance Amending Section 176-8 of the Code of the Township of Mount Olive to Permit Seasonal Sponsorship Signs in the Township of Mount Olive’s Parks.

President Roman: Mr. Nicastro.

Mr. Nicastro: Thank you Mr. President. I move Ord. #23-2012 to be introduced by title and passed on first reading and that a meeting be held on September 18, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 204 Flanders-Drakestown Road, Budd Lake, NJ, for a public hearing, consideration of second reading and passage of said Ordinance and that the Clerk be directed to publish, post and make available said Ordinance in accordance with the requirements of the law.

President Roman: Can I get a second?

Mr. Mania: Second.

President Roman: It’s been moved and seconded, any Council discussion? I just want to add that this is
something that’s been a long time coming and I’m sure the sports organizations are eager to get going
with their fundraising and hopefully it will also benefit the local businesses. Roll Call.

ROLL CALL:            Passed Unanimously

President Roman: Okay, the next item on the Agenda for First Reading is:

Ord.#29-2012 Bond ordinance Providing for General Municipal Building Improvements in and by the Township of Mount Olive, in the County of Morris, New Jersey, Appropriating $40,000 Therefor and Authorizing the Issuance of $38,000 Bonds or Notes of the Township to Finance Part of the Cost Thereof. 

Mr. Perkins: You caught me off guard. This is First Reading right?

Mr. Mania: First Reading right.

Mr. Perkins: I move Ord. #29-2012 to be introduced by title and passed on first reading and that a meeting be held on September 18, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 204 Flanders-Drakestown Road, Budd Lake, NJ, for a public hearing, consideration of second reading and passage of said Ordinance and that the Clerk be directed to publish, post and make available said Ordinance in accordance with the requirements of the law.

Mr. Mania: Second.

President Roman: It’s been moved and seconded, any Council discussion? Okay, seeing none, Roll
Call.

ROLL CALL:            Passed Unanimously

President Roman: The next item on the Agenda for First Reading is:

Ord.#30-2012 An Ordinance of the Township of Mount Olive, County of Morris, and State of New Jersey Establishing the Policies and Procedures of the Educational and Governmental Television Station. 

Mrs. Labow: Thank you Mr. President. I move Ord. #30-2012 to be introduced by title and passed on first reading and that a meeting be held on September 18, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 204 Flanders-Drakestown Road, Budd Lake, NJ, for a public hearing, consideration of second reading and passage of said Ordinance and that the Clerk be directed to publish, post and make available said Ordinance in accordance with the requirements of the law.

Mr. Mania: Second.

President Roman: Alright, it’s been moved and seconded, any Council discussion? Mr. Perkins.

Mr. Perkins: Thank you Mr. President. I had the chance to read through the ordinance as well as the final revised agreement of the policies and procedures of the Mount Olive Television Committee. I think it is fantastic the way that it reads. I wish everybody a lot of luck. Obviously it will benefit, I hope, a lot of the community and I think that all of the final comments that everybody made were incorporated in there will go a long way to prevent any infractions, hopefully, down the road.

President Roman: Yeah, I mean I think it will be easy. The work has already been done. The hard work is now going to be in getting the volunteers that sign up to be part of this committee and do the heavy lifting and leg work and I look forward to seeing their efforts. Roll Call.

ROLL CALL:            Passed Unanimously

President Roman: Okay, we are on to Consent Resolutions. There are seven Consent Resolutions. Does anyone wish to remove any to Non Consent? Seeing none, Mr. Perkins.

CONSENT RESOLUTIONS AGENDA:
Resolutions on the Consent Agenda List are considered to be routine and non-controversial by the Township Council and will be approved by one motion (one vote). There will be no separate discussion or debate on each of these resolutions except for the possibility of brief clarifying statements that may be offered. If one or more Council member requests, any individual resolution on the Consent Agenda may be removed from the Consent Agenda List and acted on separately.

CONSENT RESOLUTIONS
 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing an Increase of the Bid Threshold to $36,000.  PDF Res
  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing Professional Services Fees for McMannimon Related to Open Space projects.  PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing a Contract for the Donation of Property to the Township of 158 Route 206 Otherwise Known as Block 5000 Lot 11.  PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing a Chapter 159 Budget Amendment in the 2012 Budget for a Donation – Benjamin Moore $1,000.  PDF Res
  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Acknowledging Review of the Best Practice Checklist for 2012.  PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Approving an Emergency Purchase not to exceed $40,000 for the Remediation in the Municipal Court.  PDF Res
  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing Payment Certificate No. 1 in Connection with the Installation of Synthetic Field at Turkey Brook Park Project.  PDF Res

 
Mr. Perkins: Yes, Mr. President, I move for adoption of Consent Resolutions #1-7.

Mr. Mania: Second.

PUBLIC PORTION ON CONSENT RESOLUTIONS

COUNCIL COMMENTS ON CONSENT RESOLUTIONS

President Roman: Okay, is there anyone from the public wish to be heard on the Consent Resolutions? Seeing none, any Council Comments? Roll Call.

ROLL CALL:            Passed Unanimously

President Roman: Okay, we are on to Motions. Mr. Mania, there’s the Bill List.

CONSENT MOTIONS

  1. Bill List. PDF Bill List

Mr. Mania: Mr. President I move Consent Motion #1, the Bill List.

Mrs. Labow: Second.

President Roman: It’s been moved and seconded, anyone from the public have any questions on the Bill List? Anyone on Council? Okay, seeing none, Roll Call.

ROLL CALL:            Passed with the exception, Mr. Nicastro abstained from Check #62126

President Roman: Okay, we are on to Administrative Reports. Anything Mr. Mayor?

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

Mayor Greenbaum: We have a bunch of things to report. First let me start by bringing to everyone’s attention, I am sure that everyone is already aware that in the past two weeks since our last Council meeting we lost two members of our community. Al Melveger passed very quickly. After a routine operation he developed complications and within a couple of days passed on. Al was a valued member of our community. He served on numerous committees, the last of which was the Library Board. I think he may have also served on the Ethics Committee, I’m not sure.

Mrs. Labow: SWAC.

Mayor Greenbaum: Solid Waste Advisory. Al and Barbara have long been involved in Mount Olive civic responsibility and it was an extremely sad day and a very sad duty that I had to go to the Melveger household. Colleen was there when I was there to pay my respects. I had asked Jim Lynch to lower the flags at the municipal building to half staff on behalf of and in respect to Al Melveger in his, he will certainly be missed. We also obviously lost a 15 year old within the last couple of weeks. The individual lived in my neighborhood. Any time that we lose somebody at that age it’s an incredible loss to the community and we all grieve and on behalf of all of us I paid respect to his family and offered whatever services were, municipal services were available should they need anything in the short term with respect to their loss. Also, we lost, one of the fireman at the Budd Lake Fire Department lost his son as a result of a brain aneurism who was 18 years of age and I know that it’s been a terribly difficult time for that particular individual and I’m sure that everyone joins me in offering condolences to him and his family and also whatever services that the Township may have have been made available. We’ve just lost too many people in such a short period of time and hopefully we can move forward with a better timeframe in Mount Olive history. Transitioning to another issue, we care currently involved now in an effort, with other municipalities, in competition with other municipalities, with respect to a food drive. So anything that we can do to help Mount Olive and Morris County with that process, I’ve made available. If you have any interest in being involved, you can contact Lisa Pignataro who has more information in terms of what we can do as a community to better that. I know that Sean and I, in an unrelated but somewhat similar, are participating in an event at Shoprite to bag groceries. You are going to do it also, John?

Mr. Mania: Yes, I’m going to do it.

Mayor Greenbaum: Sean and I are looking at the 20th in the morning so if anybody else, maybe we can make it a group effort.

Mr. Mania: Twentieth?

Mayor Greenbaum: Twentieth is when Sean and…

Mr. Mania: What time?

Mr. Nicastro: What time are you looking at?

Mayor Greenbaum: Sean?

Mr. Canning: Nine or ten.

Mayor Greenbaum: Yeah, nine or ten in the morning.

Mr. Canning: We will firm it up within the next several days.

President Roman: Mrs. Labow?

Mrs. Labow: No, I did it last year and it was really a lot of fun. They have broad aisles specifically set up with balloons and they make this great big announcement and you’ve got to sit there and bag all of the groceries coming through so I had a really good time and I was glad that I went over there and did it. You have to kind of learn at first how you’re, make sure you stack them up nice so if you guys want some, I can train you before you head over there, no problem. It’s a lot of fun.

Mayor Greenbaum: I’ll pass on the training, thank you Colleen. I think I’ll make my own mistakes. Looking at the list of things that we had to advise Council on, obviously the turf field is 99% complete. There are some…

Mr. Mania: Beautiful.

Mayor Greenbaum: There are some issues related to the ground that was disturbed outside of the turf field which still needs to be addressed. I assume as soon as the weather becomes right that they will address those issues so on Saturday at 10:00 we’ll be ready to go with opening day. It is a great field. I know that Gene was out there today with the soccer people looking at the drainage issues. There were some concerns in terms of drainage but I think a lot of that just simply has to do with the amount of rain that we got last night and the fact that the field has not been used which creates a static situation which doesn’t actually provide for a true measure of the drainage capabilities at that field but I know as a half hour went by, all of the concerns were alleviated and certainly we will keep track of that and if there are any issues, we will address them but obviously that field cost the Township nothing, nothing. From the soft costs to the hard costs ultimately it will save the Town money because the maintenance costs related to that field, the watering, the mowing are all going to be non-existent now so in the long run the Township has benefitted in a number of ways beyond the fact that we are now going to have a field that basically can be played on in all weather conditions.

Mr. Mania: And that field is slated to last at least 11 to 12 years?

Mayor Greenbaum: Well that is what the bonding process was but, you know, now what we are talking about is the fieldwill last forever. The carpeting at some point will need to be changed so the amount of money which soccer is putting into it will last forever with obviously some change to the carpeting. You don’t have to do the under base again. You don’t have to get the field ready. It’s simply lifting up what is there and putting down a new carpet eventually and if we get 15 years out of it, great. If we get 20 years, if we get 6 years, you know what? The Town simply provided the mechanism for making it happen and we are looking at other avenues. Obviously, football took advantage of it. I’ve offered it to soccer. Baseball may need it at some point depending upon the sale of the Budd Lake building. We are really doing a good job in terms of bettering our athletic facilities without spending taxpayer dollars which is why we are all sitting up here.

President Roman: If I may interject Mr. Mayor, I mean this is an excellent example of a partnership between not only government but a semi-private business. Our soccer club has got to be one of the premier soccer clubs if not in New Jersey, at least in Morris County. I mean, the amount of work that they do with the volunteers, it’s just amazing and the fact that we are able to partner with them to not only improve, you know, make their field better but also improve our flagship of a park. It’s tremendous.

Mayor Greenbaum: It’s not only the semi companies; it’s the actual companies as Mr. Mania indicated earlier as I was leaving to take care of some other business. Our facilities have been improved through cooperation with actual businesses that involved in the Town. You can just go back and look at the back practice football field to see access to the field, leveling of the field, all done by a company that is a for profit business that is looking to benefit the Township because they are based in Mount Olive, they believe in Mount Olive and they believe where we are taking the Town.

President Roman: Anything more?

Mr.Canning: The lighting project, this was done at the same time as the turf field and it’s magnificent. The kids have played, had a great night. I really want to recognize the efforts of a couple of individuals. This was a little bit more tricky than the turf field in that we had to get JCP&L to move what they were doing, deliver transformers and get approvals and have them do it quickly. Dealing with a utility is never easy. We pulled every contact and string we possibly could to get things done and I want to give all the credit in the world to Jim Lynch, Tim Quinn and Gene Buczynski but more of all Frank Wilpert, Jr. Frank did an absolutely magnificent job. He didn’t let up on JCP&L at all and in what is almost miracle, these lights went on the ground and were delivered within nine days. The poles were up but more importantly JCP&L responded, worked with Lamp Post Electric and they flipped the switch that afternoon literally two hours before the pep rally for football and they went tirelessly and they weren’t going to stop until we had that lit for the kids and they really came through.

Mayor Greenbaum: One thing I’d like to point out and Jim, correct me if I’m wrong as we discussed earlier today, there is absolutely no spillover effect from outside of that football field. None of the residents who live adjacent to the park are affected by the lights so you know we’ve really done a good job there in terms of the balancing between existing homeowners and the need for athletic facility use.

President Roman: I like to add also that those lights definitely went up in miraculously amount of time because I would say that 70% of the people who attended that pep rally had no clue that we had installed lights on there. Some people even thought that those lights had been there for years. It is kudos and now, I mean I’m sure those boys are going to be looking forward to playing under the lights. Anything else?

Mr. Canning: Yes, the last thing I have, Cory Road. The striping went in as was sent in the email to you. As they call them the knock down signs, I don’t know the proper term for them but they are on back order to provide a stop gap and make sure we have a safe environment for the kids. Timmy Quinn came through with the variable message boards working in conjunction with the police department. They had the signage up there on both ends. I was there before the meeting today and they had that in place in time for opening day. We just need to take the full amount of the speed reduction effective done within two weeks. Unfortunately the manufacturers, they’re on back order from the knock down signs from the police department ordered them.

President Roman: Alright. Mr. Mayor.

Mayor Greenbaum: One other issue. We received an email today with respect to, I know Alex you saw it because I saw you responded but in case anyone didn’t see it with respect to the crossing guard on Wolfe Road and Aldersgate and I know that I had requested that Mark Spitzer contact the individual who had sent the email in terms of his concerns that the crossing guard had been removed. We answered to the question was that in fact that Chief Spitzer had gotten the Board of Education to actually put a bus stop so that those kids instead of walking are now offered a ride to the school which alleviated the need for the crossing guard at that location but Chief Spitzer indicated that he would have a police officer there tomorrow to make sure that it is working appropriately and we will deal with whatever issues arise as we become alerted to them.

President Roman: Yeah, I’m sure there is going to be some people rather upset that there is going to be a bus stop for what 30 feet but the amount of money that will be saved by not having a crossing guard there is going to be, going to definitely outweigh. Okay, anybody have any Old Business?

OLD BUSINESS

President Roman: New Business.

NEW BUSINESS

President Roman: Administrative, I mean Legal.

LEGAL MATTERS

Mr. Augello: None.

President Roman: Okay, we are on to Council Reports. I’ll start out with the Recreation.

COUNCIL REPORTS
Recreation Liaison Report

President Roman: Football season officially opened with Friday’s pep rally. As Mrs. Labow indicated, herself, Mr. Nicastro and the Mayor were in attendance. I was not happy with my throw.

Mrs. Labow: I made a great throw. Alex, did you see the spiral on mine? I had two people stop me and say what a great throw it was.

President Roman: Almost immediately from my throw I received numerous texts indicating that I should stick to baseball.

Mayor Greenbaum: Notice how they didn’t say basketball.

President Roman: That’s because they’ve never seen me play.

Mayor Greenbaum: Maybe they have.

President Roman: It was followed up by the trophy game on Saturday versus Newton. I was not aware of the scores for the other levels but Varsity won 16 to nothing and if I can make a personal plug in, my son had four tackles with a fumble recovery.

Mrs. Labow: Very good.

Mayor Greenbaum: If I could, we lost the trophy to Newton.

President Roman: So we had the out balance. That means that we must have lost Pee Wee and JV.

Mayor Greenbaum: I think we lost, we won Pee Wee and lost everything else besides Varsity.

President Roman: Well that is a shame. We will win it back next year. It was definitely a great day for football, not too hot, not to cold, the sun was shining and that is all I have for recreation. Oh, just a reminder, the High School football season opens up this Friday. Mr. Mayor.

Mayor Greenbaum: Yes, there is actually a ceremony to celebrate the original, one of the older coaches, to name the field, the High School field and there will be something at half time of the football game Friday night and then there are events that are planned for Saturday evening as well which require, I guess, purchasing a ticket but my understanding is that the football team this year has a good chance of competing at the highest level so I suggest that everyone get on the bandwagon early and watch what could be a really really, what I’m hopeful to be a State Championship year for Mount Olive Township.

President Roman: So right after Sgt. Van Ness’s retirement party we’ll head on down. Okay, we are on to Board of Health, Mr. Perkins.

Board of Health Report

Mr. Perkins: No meeting Mr. President.

President Roman: And Legislative?

Legislative Committee Report

Mr. Perkins: Nothing to report passed what I told you before.

President Roman: Okay and Mr. Walsh is not here so Open Space, Mr. Ferrante.

Planning Board Report – P. Walsh
Board of Education Liaison Report – P. Walsh
Open Space Committee Report

Mr. Ferrante: Nothing for Open Space. Library was cancelled yesterday and will be rescheduled for the 11th.

Lake/Environment Issues Committee – J. Ferrante
Library Board Liaison – J. Ferrante

President Roman: Safety Committee, Mr. Nicastro.

Safety Committee Liaison

Mr. Nicastro: No meeting yet.

President Roman: And Economic?

Economic Development Committee Report

Mr. Nicastro: Same, no meeting yet.

President Roman: Senior Citizen.

Senior Citizen Liaison

Mr. Mania: Nothing.

President Roman: And Mrs. Labow, anything on Pride or TNR?

Pride Committee Report
TNR Program

Mrs. Labow: Nothing on Pride but for TNR, they just received $1,000.00 government grant for TNR which they plan to use hopefully at the Hensyn, Kings Village and Eagle Rock Village Apartments. They are working with the management there now. That’s actually as Michelle Lerner put it, it’s the last area that they haven’t been able to TNR yet and three years ago when they started, the Township had actually trapped impounded 181 cats and so far to date this year it is only 14 so there are less kittens being born. There’s less cats roaming around. It’s been a very successful program and I’ve got to tell you, they do all of them, put a lot of time and effort into it and it’s a wonder project, wonderful committee group that they have. Also, they are having a strut your mutt fundraiser and I believe most of the Council received links on that so we have everybody in the group who has dogs will strut our mutts to help our kittens and it works out pretty well and that’s about everything I have to say right now.

PUBLIC PORTION

President Roman: Okay we are on to our last Public Portion. Does anyone from the public wish to be heard? Seeing none, we are on to Council Comments. Mr. Perkins.

COUNCIL COMMENTS

Mr. Perkins: Just an update, Mr. President, I had, Michael’s had sent off a copy of their determination for their temporary sign, the yellow sign at the Budd Lake Fire Department and based upon our ordinances and State statutes, they are a public area and exempt from permitting requirements. They would still have to obviously comply because they are on the highway so they want to make sure there is nothing flashing or anything else but I had suggested they might want to contact and also copy Mr. Buzak which he did so unless something deferential comes back from the Planning Board there was no necessity on their permit for them not to be able to have the temporary sign. They are exempt as a public entity.

President Roman: Excellent. Congratulations Mr. Perkins on getting that resolved. Okay, Mr. Mania.

Mr. Mania: None.

President Roman: Mr. Ferrante.

Mr. Ferrante: None.

President Roman: Mr. Nicastro.

Mr. Nicastro: I just wanted to remind everyone that the Mount Olive Child Care golf outing is coming up October 1st. If anyone is interested, go to MountOliveChildCare.org and sign up. It’s at Panther Valley this year. It’s Monday, October 1st and we need golfers.

President Roman: And if I was a golfer I would participate.

Mr. Nicastro: Even if you aren’t, we will take anybody.

Mayor Greenbaum: Why is it that you play basketball then, I don’t understand.

President Roman: Theirs is contact allowed in basketball. Golf, I don’t think they are allowed. I’ll end up swinging at somebody. Mrs. Labow.

Mrs. Labow: Yes, I just want to congratulate Mr. Roman on becoming a grandfather and that we kind of missed that at the last meeting and he has joined the ranks of grandparents and I’m very thrilled in find out that somebody else up here is a grandparent.

Mayor Greenbaum: Mr. Mania is as well.

Mrs. Labow: Oh, you have a new one too?

Mr. Mania: I have a three and a half year old.

Mrs. Labow: Oh yeah, I know. I think John, mine and now Alex are grandparents.

President Roman: I guess my AARP is right around the corner.

Mrs. Labow: Yes it is and since your birthday is on Saturday I also want to say Happy Birthday and hopefully you will be getting your AARP membership soon. Have a great weekend.

President Roman: Thank you very much. Thank you and I have nothing. Can I get a motion to adjourn?

ADJOURNMENT - Motion made and seconded. All in favor, none opposed, the meeting was adjourned at 8:25 pm.

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Alex Roman, Council President

I, Michelle Masser, Deputy Clerk of the Township of Mount Olive do hereby certify that the foregoing Minutes are a true and correct copy of the Minutes approved at a legally convened meeting of the Mount Olive Township Council duly held on September 18, 2012.


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Lisa M. Lashway, Township Clerk
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