The Public Meeting of the Mount Olive Township Council was called to order at 7:13 p.m. by Council President Mania. 

OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS ACT ANNOUNCEMENT
Mrs. Lashway:  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, Mrs. Labow, Mr. Perkins, Mr. Nicastro and Mr. Mania

Absent:           Mr. Amianda and Mr. Roman

Also Present:  Lisa Lashway, Township Clerk; Jeff Pasek, Township Attorney; Sherry Davis, CFO; Sean Canning, Business Administrator and Robert Greenbaum, Mayor

APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS

August 5, 2014, WS & PM (Mr. Amianda absent)

President Mania:  Mr. Ferrante, would you move for the approval of Minutes of the previous meetings?

Mr. Ferrante:  Sure.  I make a motion to move the August 5, 2014 Workshop and Public Meeting minutes.

President Mania:  Is there a second?

Mr. Perkins:  Second.

President Mania:  Roll Call.

ROLL CALL:            Passed unanimously
CORRESPONDENCE
LETTERS FROM RESIDENTS/ORGANIZATIONS/ OTHER TOWNS

  1. Email received August 4, 2014, from Downtown New Jersey regarding You’re invited to Downtown New Jersey – 2014 Annual Conference (September 12, 2014).  PDF Correspondence
  1. Email received August 6, 2014, from NOFA-NJ regarding Upcoming NOFA-NJ Events.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received August 6, 2014, from Public Performance Measurement and Reporting Network regarding 7th Annual Public Performance Measurement and Reporting Conference.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Email received August 11, 2014, from FEMA regarding September is National Preparedness Month.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received August 12, 2014, from NOFA-NJ regarding Position Available:  Director of Development And Community Outreach.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Email received August 13, 2014, from NOFA-NJ regarding Upcoming NOFA-NJ Events.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received August 15, 2014, from Saint Clare’s Hospital regarding Notice of Intent Not to Renew that certain Agreement for Community Health Services effective January 1, 2013 by and between Saint Clare’s Hospital, Inc. and Mount Olive Township.  PDF Correspondence

 

 

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

  1. Letter received August 8, 2014, from State of New Jersey, Department of Transportation regarding Application requesting Local Aid Infrastructure Funds for the Resurfacing of International Drive South – Phase II.  PDF Correspondence
  2. Email received August 11, 2014, from State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding NJDEP Press Release – EIT Resiliency and Protection for Infrastructure.  PDF Correspondence
  3. Letter received August 14, 2014, from State of New Jersey, Department of Transportation regarding announcement that applications will now be accepted for the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s FY 2015 State Aid programs.  PDF Correspondence

MORRIS COUNTY

  1. Email received August 1, 2014, from County of Morris regarding News from County of Morris.  PDF Correspondence

UTILITIES

  1. Letter received August 6, 2014, from New Jersey Natural Gas regarding Municipal subscription to receive a daily list of disconnected residential gas customers at which service was disconnected involuntarily on the preceding day.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received August 11, 2014, from Elizabethtown Gas regarding a Petition filed with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to increase the Energy Efficiency Program Rider Rate from $0.0000 per therm, inclusive of applicable taxes to $0.0088 per therm, inclusive of applicable taxes, effective December 1, 2013.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Letter received August 11, 2014, from Elizabethtown Gas regarding a filed petition with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to review its Periodic Basic Gas Supply Service rate.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received August 11, 2014, from Elizabethtown Gas regarding The Matter of the 2014/2015 Annual Compliance Filing for the Universal Service Fund and Lifeline Program Components Within the Societal Benefits Charge Rate.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Letter received August 15, 2014, from New Jersey Natural Gas regarding Notice of Public Hearings.  PDF Correspondence

 

President Mania:  Next, we have some Correspondence.  We have 16 pieces of Correspondence.  Any discussion?  Hearing none.  We’ll move for the Ordinance for Public Hearing.  I open the hearing to the public on Ordinance #19-2014,

ORDINANCES FOR PUBLIC HEARING

Ord.#19-2014 An Ordinance of the Township of Mount Olive, in the County of Morris, State of New Jersey, to Amend Chapter 211, Article II, Section 211-15, Entitled “Placement of Material for Collection.” PDF Ord
 
President Mania:  Mrs. Labow.

Mrs. Labow:  Thank you, Mr. President.  I move for adoption and final passage of Ordinance #19-2014.

Mr. Nicastro:  Second.

President Mania:  Any discussion?  Roll Call.

ROLL CALL:            Passed unanimously

President Mania:  Ordinance #19-2014 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. 

ORDINANCES FOR FIRST READING – none

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 Granting Permission to the Become Awesome Foundation to Expand the Garden Previously Built as a Memorial for the Tragic Loss of Lives by Younger Persons Within the Township. PDF Res
  2. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing an Agreement Between the County of Morris and Certain Municipalities Located therein Establishing a Cooperative Means of Conducting Certain Community Development and Home Activities Program. PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Disposal of Surplus Property (Various Public Items). PDF Res
  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Approving a Vendor Service Contract on a ‘Non-Fair and Open’ Basis Pursuant to “Pay-to-Play” (JS Morgen Building and Design). PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Cancellation of an Ordinance Balance. PDF Res
  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Use of a Purchasing Contract (Pitney Bowes). PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Award of the Contract for the Type III Emergency Medical Vehicle for Flanders Rescue to First Priority Emergency Vehicles, Inc. PDF Res
  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing a Contract Extension with MD Savage LLC and Salmon Bros., Inc. for Snowplowing Services. PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing a Change Order to the Contract for the Cloverhill WWTP Influent Screen Replacement. PDF Res
  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Acceptance of Title to a 1995 Volvo Tandem Dump Truck from Washington Township  in Connection with Shared Services/Vehicle Agreement. PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Execution of a Shared Services/Vehicle Agreement with Washington Township. PDF Res
  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Use of the 2014 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Labor Day Crackdown Grant. PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Commending Lieutenant John S. Glinko Jr. on His Retirement from the Mount Olive Police Department. PDF Res
  1. Resolution commending Detective Sergeant Kevin Hyland on his retirement from the Mount Olive Police Department. PDF Res

 

President Mania:  Next on the Agenda, we have Consent Resolutions.  We have 14.  Any discussion?  Anyone wishing to place Consent to Non-Consent?  Mr. Perkins.

Mr. Perkins:  Yes, Mr. President.  I move for approval of Consent Resolutions one through fourteen.

Mrs. Labow:  Second.

President Mania:  Roll Call.

ROLL CALL:            Passed unanimously

CONSENT MOTIONS

  1. Bill List. PDF Bill List
  2. Additional Bill List for the 911 Memorial*.  PDF Bill List

 

President Mania:  Next, we have Consent Motions.  Mr. Nicastro, would you move that please?

Mr. Nicastro:  Yes.  I move Consent Motion one, Bill List and two, additional Bill List for 911 Memorial.

Mr. Perkins:  Second.

President Mania:  Any discussion?  Roll Call.

ROLL CALL:            Passed unanimously

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

President Mania:  Next on the Agenda, Administrative Reports.  Any reports from the Administration?

Mr. Canning:  I’ve got a couple of things.  To start with, just to keep Council informed, the Givaudan Trails, as well as the trail system as a whole, we’ve actually hit the lull post carnival and post tournaments, so we’re able to catch up on some of our other work around the Township.  A couple of them just to keep Council apprised is the Givaudan Trails and there’s two separate projects and grants we’re working on up there.  One is the Hoodaille Grant, which was started by Kathy Murphy several years ago.  It’s the National Recreational Trails Grant.  We’ve been working closely with Stanhope on that.  If you’ve been to the Givaudan Braille Trail along the Morris Canal, there’s an Old Hoodaille Road, which went down to Stanhope and there’s two stanchions in the Musconetcong, we’re actually having Gene design a walk bridge over that.  Stanhope, I’ve been working closely with the Administrator, Brian McNeilly up there and they have some volunteers, so they’re going to blaze a trail up to our Givaudan Trail, which is going to be nice.  Second, is the Plane Street Bridge.  We anticipate by spring, right now we view that…we’ve been dealing with the State Historic Preservation Office, they’re not the easiest to work with, their hearts are in the right place, but sometimes it just delays matters.  We’re trying to get some railings on there and make it tasteful and safe because if you come from Plane Street in Stanhope onto the Givaudan Trails, it’s tricky getting across that bridge.  They want to restore it back to the 1922 level.  We are not prepared to do that at this time, neither is Stanhope.  We feel that economically within the grants that we have we can put some tasteful safe rails that will make it ADA Compliant.  We’re close to getting that resolved.  Council Reports, I hope everybody was able to get up to the Council Reports on Drop Box.  There’s a lot to click on, there’s a lot of information there.  They say a picture is worth a thousand words, I’m hoping there’s a million words that you get to see.  If there’s questions, please email me.  We try to really give a real time breakdown to every Department in the Township, it’s real time.  At the start of the month, we can dump the data in and within three minutes it updates, you see Fleet, you see Roads, you see everything in the Township.  I’m hoping that Council likes that.  The auction items that you see in your packet today, that’s going to be going out. We have to advertise, probably in about 10 days to 14 days that’ll be out there, so that will recoup some money into the Township General Revenue.  Again, it’s been our policy to get the old equipment, cars and computers and get a return on that.  Lastly, the Agenda meetings, if you notice in your packet and maybe you have, maybe you haven’t, we started doing Agenda meetings about two weeks ago.  We wanted to tighten up our procedure for Council packets.   We have our meetings every Thursday before the meetings.  Most of the items you’ll see Resolutions now include a backup memo.  It was my gut feeling that I wanted to make sure that Council was fully apprised of the issues in front of them.  Almost everything that you’ll see in front of you now unless it’s a State contract matter, if it’s something that’s a little more in depth, there should always be a backup explanatory memo either from myself or department heads.  That’s something we instituted about a month ago.  That’s helped us on our end as well, just to tighten up our messaging.  Then, Fenimore Landfill, did you want to talk about that?

Mayor Greenbaum:  Yes.  There was an issue with Fenimore in terms of how the dirt was going to be brought into the landfill for the capping that the DEP is doing.  They originally, or at least at one point, they wanted to bring it in through part of Mount Olive, which would have required our Police Department to provide safe access and it would’ve really had a detrimental effect on our overtime budget.  We were successful in opposing that and ultimately persuaded the powers that be that there was a better route in and it’s off of Route 206 through Mountain Ave in Roxbury.  I have gotten some communication from residents who don’t really have an idea as to what’s going on.  Some people thought that we were accepting the waste from Fenimore into a

 

landfill in Mount Olive, which obviously is closed anyway.  I’ve reassured everybody that whatever is going on is simply a capping process on the landfill.

President Mania:  If DEP forces us to do the route they say and we have to have patrolmen directing traffic, can we not charge the DEP for changing the route…

Mayor Greenbaum:  Good luck.

President Mania:  …and the overtime that we’re going to pay our officers.

Mayor Greenbaum:  Good luck with that.

President Mania:  Pardon?

Mayor Greenbaum:  Good luck with that.

President Mania:  It’s worth a try.

Mayor Greenbaum:  If you have been following the success or lack thereof that we’ve had with State agencies recently, namely DOT, we’re not likely to see any money out of the State.  We couldn’t get any discretionary aid after we were denied money for the paving of International Drive, so I think the likelihood of us having gotten any money…but I think that the die is cast at this point in terms of the route that is going to be taken and it’s not going to involve Mount Olive assets related to the capping process. 

Mr. Perkins:  No Hillside Ave.

Mr. Canning:  It seems that…what’s that?

Mr. Perkins:  Hillside Ave. is out?

President Mania:  I want to commend Mr. Canning for the letter he sent to Senator Oroho.

Mr. Canning:  I have to give credit to Chief Spitzer, Chief Simonetti in Roxbury and Chris Raths, the Town Manager in Roxbury, it was a joint venture from both towns and they were as loud as the Mayor and I were.  It seems that we got some people’s attention.  For now it looks like its okay.

Mayor Greenbaum:  We were on top of it as soon as it was brought to our attention.

President Mania:  I’m sure you were.

Mayor Greenbaum:  I have a number of issues to add onto Sean’s Administrative Report, if I may Council President.  A couple of projects that we are continuing to work on, Rails to Trails through Old Flanders, the 57-acres that adjoins BASF, we’re still in the process of trying to get the State Restrictions off the property.  We’re looking at and we’re rather well along in terms of our due diligence with regard to a skate board park up at Turkey Brook Park and relatively soon you should be seeing the lighting of soccer field four up at Turkey Brook Park, which is being paid for entirely by the Soccer Club.  There were a couple of issues which were raised on my Facebook page, which got some heated discussion.  The first was with respect to bicycle riding on River Road, which one resident felt was unsafe after she was almost run off the road.  The unfortunate thing about Mount Olive and the nature of our road system is that we have very narrow, winding, hilly roads.  To get from Flanders to Budd Lake, you basically have three or four options, none of which is any better than any of the other ones. You’re either going up River Road or you’re going up Drakestown Road or you’re going up Flanders Road or you’re going all the way up 206 or cutting through the Trade Zone.  None of them are particularly safe, but it really requires a coordination between bicycle riders and motor vehicle operators in terms of taking due care and watching out for each other.  There was some discussion about banning bicycle riding on certain roads within the Township and I can tell you as a bicycle rider I would be dead set against that type of effort.  There was some suggestion that we put in bicycle lanes, I can tell you that most of the roadways that we’re talking about in Mount Olive are not conducive to bicycle lanes.  They’re narrow enough as it is and they’re not going to be changed.  It’s just simply an unfortunate situation, yes someone is going to get hurt ultimately, bicycle riders always get hurt, it’s just the nature of the risk that bicycle riders take when they ride on the roads and it’s an unfortunate thing.  I would just ask that everybody do their best to be considerate to everyone else that’s on the road, whether its bicycle riders to the motor vehicle operators or the motor vehicle operators to the bicycle rider.  There was also a lot of discussion with respect to our disposal program as it relates to bears and we knew that it was going to ultimately be an issue because it’s always been an issue in

Mount Olive and it’s always been an issue in Western Morris County.  Today, I directed DPW to provide or at least make available to those who want them, bear proof garbage cans.  We started taking a look at that issue.  We will sell garbage cans that have latches that are consistent with our system to those who want them.  I believe the cost is about $320.00 for the can and what we will do then is change out the can that they currently have and make that into a single stream recycling can by changing the lid from green to blue, so that they can use that can for their single stream recycling.  I don’t know how many people are going to take advantage of it, but certainly it will be made available to those who want to pay for the added security that a bear proof garbage can would give.  The other option is to wake up really early in the morning and to get your can out so that it’s not out all night long and available for the bears as a food source.  The last issue…

Mr. Perkins:  Mayor.

Mayor Greenbaum:  Yes.

Mr. Perkins:  Can I get in?  Two things, Mayor, the bear proof, are they going to be conducive with the one arm bandit? 

Mayor Greenbaum:  They are conducive, but the operator would have to…I’m not expecting that many people to buy them, but the operator would have get out and unlatch it.

Mr. Perkins:  Unlatch it.

Mayor Greenbaum:  Yes. 

President Mania:  It would be time consuming. 

Mayor Greenbaum:  I don’t expect that many people to ultimately take advantage…it’s really for those people in the most hard hit areas, so it will be somewhat more time consuming, but it is a solution to the problem. 

Mr. Perkins:  One other comment Mayor, if I might.  On the times, I mean I have no issue, I’ve always…Colleen corrected me, I thought years ago we had actually made an Ordinance that said you couldn’t put your trash out until 6:00 am on the day you have it picked up.  Obviously, that never happened, I thought it did, but it didn’t.

Mayor Greenbaum:  I thought it did as well.

Mrs. Labow:  Yes.

Mr. Perkins:  You and I many years discussed it…

Mayor Greenbaum:  Maybe Colleen’s wrong.

Mrs. Labow:  No.  I looked it up.

Mr. Perkins:  No, we looked it up.

Mrs. Labow:  We looked it up.

Mr. Perkins:  Is it a possibility to do a quick study and see if it makes any sense to move the sanitation pickup time either back an hour and have them start at 6:00 am instead of 5:00 am.

Mayor Greenbaum:  We’re always looking at different options in terms of how we can improve the services that we provide and certainly we’ll let you know whether or not that’s an option.

Mr. Perkins:  It kind of stops…I saw your Facebook, a lot of the people complaining about getting up at 5:00 am, so if you got up at 6:00 am…

Mayor Greenbaum:  They’ll be as many people complaining about having to get up at 7:00 am as 5:00 am, I can guarantee it.

Mr. Perkins:  Thank you, Mayor.

 

Mayor Greenbaum:  Okay.

President Mania:  Colleen.

Mrs. Labow:  Mayor, I think the bear proof containers, hopefully we got the kind that does this, when the one arm bandit squeezes the side, it pops the lid is how it supposed to work and that’s how the latest model was designed.  Time will tell.

Mayor Greenbaum:  All I can tell you is that we’ve had Frank Wilpert Jr. take a look at the issue and we’re going with the can that he has recommended.

Mrs. Labow:  Okay.

Mayor Greenbaum:  The only other issue that I have is that I’ve directed DPW to create signs to be placed at the entrance of Mount Olive recognizing the incredible sports achievements of our youth and our high school that have occurred in the last year or two.  We are going to put them up at the appropriate place on the boards that contain such information because we want to continue to take pride in the achievements of our residents.  No, we’re not putting up anything about the cats…

Mrs. Labow:  No, actually there was something I wanted to ask you, when you talk about having the skate board park…

Mayor Greenbaum:  Yes.

Mrs. Labow:  I haven’t seen a lot of kids skating boarding as it used to be a long time ago.  Is there a huge demand still for that or…I’m just wondering where that’s coming from.

Mayor Greenbaum:  We’re analyzing that.  The skate board park really is an effort to hit a segment of the population that we don’t provide anything for.  It’s that 12 to 15 year range.

Mrs. Labow:   Yes.

Mayor Greenbaum:  We’re going to take a look at and meet with different people who are going to provide us with that information in terms of whether or not we’re wasting our money or whether or not…where there are skate board parks, how are they being successful, what needs to make it successful or has it not been successful in other towns where it’s been tried.

Mrs. Labow:  I’m just wondering if it was one of those things, I don’t want to say a phase, but I don’t see it around as much as I used to years ago, I just don’t see that many.  I mean going back, like eight years ago I would’ve said yes, yes, let’s do it, let’s do it, but right now I’m not seeing a lot, but that could be I’m just not seeing it.

Mayor Greenbaum:  You may be right.

Mrs. Labow:  I’m glad…so you’re going to…

Mayor Greenbaum:  I don’t know the answer to that question…

Mrs. Labow:  We’re going to check it out and see. 

Mayor Greenbaum:  That is the major question to answer because we’re not going to obviously put in something which is going to become a dinosaur right from the get go.  Maybe what we need to put in is a big video parlor.  Just kidding because I know that’s what the kids are playing now.  Everyone’s on video.

Mrs. Labow:  Yes.  True.  Have a Gaming Café.

Mayor Greenbaum:  A Gaming Café.

Mr. Canning:  An IMAX.

Mayor Greenbaum:  An IMAX, yes.

 

President Mania:  Hearing the cost of the bear proof can, I’ll get up at 3:00 am if I have to, I’m not paying that amount I’ll tell you that right now.

Mayor Greenbaum:  I recognize that, we’re trying to create options for the residents.  I understand it’s a lot of money, but for those people who don’t want to wake up at the time that the garbage is being collected we’re giving them another option and some will still complain about it, but we’re looking at different ways to be able to solve the problem. 

President Mania:  Yes.  The other concern I have, I have a concern for the safety of these young people who are running in the morning on Mount Olive Road.  There’s a bunch of them coming out of the high school and running down the road and there’s quite a bit of traffic on that road…

Mayor Greenbaum:  Some…

President Mania:  …early in the morning

Mayor Greenbaum:  Some…

President Mania:  …at the time they’re running.

Mayor Greenbaum:  I can tell…

President Mania:  I’m concerned for their safety.

Mayor Greenbaum:  I can tell you that there is concern for anyone who is doing anything recreational on 90 percent of the roads in Mount Olive Township simply because of the way the Township developed.  Whether you’re on Sand…if you’re back on Stephens State Park Road and you’re running on that road, I’ve had many, many people come up to me and say they’d like to have sidewalks or a jogging path, but the road system in Mount Olive is very narrow, whether you are talking about Sandshore Road, Mount Olive Road, River Road, Drakestown Road, Flanders Road.  One of the things which I hope will deal with your concern is that we looked at where we could put in additional sidewalks and Mount Olive Road is one of those areas between the high school and Turkey Brook that we’re looking at different options in terms of either sidewalk improvements or off road improvements that will take people off of the road between the two.  Plus we’re going to continue the path system, the trail system and make it better through…basically bridging the wetlands between Turkey Brook Park and the high school.  My hope is that between the two projects, one, that the Police Department came on and one that we’re doing as a municipality before the Police Department came with theirs, that that will alleviate some of your concern.  I recognize everything that is being said by everybody in terms of the safety on our roads for recreational activities, it’s just we don’t have the capacity or the finances to really do what’s necessary.

President Mania:  Why couldn’t they run, why couldn’t they run within the high school complex?

Mayor Greenbaum:  Well, first of all I think as a bicyclist, someone who’s on the roads, I don’t want somebody to tell me where I’m running, so I’m not sure if we’re in a position as a Town governmental entity to tell the school board or an individual resident of the Township where they should run, when they should run, no more so than we should be able to tell a motorist what roads they should be traveling on to from point A to point B.  You have to recognize that people who, if you’re talking about the high school, those are people who probably run every day and you can’t expect them, people who are running 10 to 12 to 15 miles a day, to run the same routes day in and day out, it just doesn’t work that way.  There has to be a lot of flexibility in terms of where they’re going to maintain the interest that they have and I take that from my perspective as a bicyclist because getting from my house in Flanders anywhere requires me to ride on roads which are not really safe for riding.  If you look at what roads are most safe in terms of shoulder, you are talking about Route 206 where cars are doing 50, 60 miles an hour and passing people or making turns in the shoulder lanes.  I feel most uncomfortable on the roads that have the widest shoulders in town and more comfortable on the roads which are less traveled, how be it narrow and I just hope the motorists have the common sense not to pass at times when it’s unsafe to pass.  Everybody’s in a rush, I recognize that and every time when I get back to my house after doing a 30 or 40 mile bike ride, I really do have a sense of relief that I’ve made it back safely even though 99 percent of the time I haven’t been confronted with a situation that I really felt was a dangerous situation, but I do recognize that.

President Mania:  Thank you, Mayor.  Finished with the Administrative Reports, Sean?

Mayor Greenbaum:  I can keep going for another hour if you want. 

President Mania:  No thank you.  Any Old Business?  Any New Business?  Legal Matters, Jeff.

OLD BUSINESS - None

NEW BUSINESS - None

LEGAL MATTERS

Mr. Pasek:  Thank you, Council President.  The only item we have tonight is as discussed tonight, we hope to be back with a finalized Pilot Agreement as well as a Developer’s Agreement with Toll Brothers for Council’s consideration at the next meeting.

President Mania:  Thank you.  Council Reports.  Mr. Ferrante.

COUNCIL REPORTS

Board of Education Liaison Report - none

Environmental Committee - none
Library Board Liaison
Lake Issues - none
Mr. Ferrante:  Just one announcement.  The Library’s Fall Festival is scheduled for October 11th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.  That’s all I have.

President Mania:  Mrs. Labow.

Senior Citizen Liaison - none
Economic Development Committee Report - none
TNR Program - none
Mrs. Labow:  I have nothing tonight. 

President Mania:  Mr. Perkins.

MOTV Committee Liaison
Mr. Perkins:  Thank you, Mr. President.  The update on MOTV.  Jeff Staszak now has the, I would assume, I would call it the last draft of what the policy for the Mount Olive Television for government, for the local government would entail.  I anticipate that his office should have that reviewed.  Trying again to get the school as uninvolved in the airing and dictating of what the local government decides that they want to air on this.  It is still a work in progress, but it is moving forward, Council President. 

President Mania:  Thank you.  Mr. Nicastro.

Recreation Liaison Report - none
Open Space Committee Report - none

Board of Health Report
Legislative Committee Report - none
Mr. Nicastro:  Nothing on Legislative.  Tomorrow, I believe is our Board of Health Meeting, meets again.  That’s it for this month.     

Planning Board Report
President Mania:  Planning Board, we have a meeting scheduled this Thursday and I will be attending.  Council Comments.

Mr. Perkins:  Public Portion.

President Mania:  Public Portion, I’m sorry.  Anyone from the Public wish to be heard?  Young man, did you want to say something?  No.  Okay.  By the way, this young man is known for his Eagle Scout and I wish him all the best and any way I can help him, I told him I would and I’m sure anybody else that can help him would be appreciated.

Mr. Perkins:  Congratulations.

 

Mr. Canning:  Congratulations.

PUBLIC PORTION

President Mania:  Council Comments.

COUNCIL COMMENTS

Mr. Ferrante:  Nothing from me.

President Mania:  None.
 
Mrs. Labow:  Nothing. 

President Mania:  Wow.  Motion to adjourn.

Mr. Perkins:  What about…

President Mania:  Go ahead.

Mr. Perkins:  Go ahead?  Thank you.  I just want to bring everybody up to date real quick on the Mount Olive Township 9/11 Memorial, which we had the check authorization added on the Bill List this evening.  Thank you Sean and Sherry for getting that thing rolling.  An update, the concrete base was poured on the 13th, the forms were broken off on Monday and backfilled.  The decorative wall blocks are now getting ready to be set in place, they should be finished up by the end of the week pretty much the decorative wall.  The actual black granite monument itself is to arrive at Laser Edge probably tomorrow or Thursday at the latest.  They were going to get it on the etching machine, package it and get it ready to ship out to us anticipating that to happen late the last week of August or the first week of September to ship to us, to arrive at Turkey Brook Park and be installed by their installer.  Once that work is done, the pillow for the grey granite with all of the plaques commemorating all of our local EMS, Police, and Fire Departments as well as they’re prayers will then be epoxied and everything will be set.  If we’re lucky, we may find a donation for some pavers, if not it will probably just be 5A material for right now, which is fine.  That means the Mayor will be able to actually have this year’s 9/11 memorial at the 9/11 Memorial.  Thank you, Mr. President.

President Mania:  No further comment.  Motion to adjourn.

ADJOURNMENT - Motion made and seconded. All in favor, none opposed, the meeting was adjourned at 7:40 p.m.

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John Mania, Council President

 

I, Michelle Masser, Deputy Clerk 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 2, 2014.                                                                                               

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Michelle Masser, Deputy Clerk
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