The Public Meeting of the Mount Olive Township Council was called to order at 7:30 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. Roman, Mr. Nicastro and Mr. Mania

Absent:           Mr. Amianda

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

APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS

July 22, 2014, WS & PM (Mr. Amianda and Mr. Perkins absent)

President Mania:  We have first on the Agenda, the approval of Minutes of previous meetings.  Mr. Ferrante.

Mr. Ferrante:  Sure.  I’d like to make a motion to move the July 22, 2014 Workshop, Public Meeting and Closed Session…there was no Closed Session, right?

Mrs. Lashway:  Closed Session was an error.

Mr. Ferrante:  Workshop and Public Meeting Minutes.

Mrs. Labow:  Second.

President Mania:  My pen just fell apart, look at that.  It blew up.  Thank you. 

Mr. Roman:  It’s that tight grip of yours.

President Mania:  Roll Call.

ROLL CALL:            Passed with the exception Mr. Perkins abstained
CORRESPONDENCE
LETTERS FROM RESIDENTS/ORGANIZATIONS/ OTHER TOWNS

  1. Email received July 21, 2014, from Downtown New Jersey regarding You’re invited to Downtown New Jersey – 2014 Annual Conference (Sept 12, 2014).  PDF Correspondence
  1. Letter received July 21, 2014 regarding Explanation of Computed Tax Rates for Mount Olive Township.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received July 23, 2014, from National League of Cities regarding Invitation to Expanding Health Access Webinar.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Email received July 23, 2014, from NOFA-NJ regarding Upcoming NOFA-NJ Events.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received July 24, 2014, from Broadband Communities regarding Newest Speakers for Springfield, MA, Broadband and Economic Development Event.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Email received July 28, 2014, from Downtown New Jersey regarding You’re invited to Downtown New Jersey – 2014 Annual Conference (September 12, 2014).  PDF Correspondence

 

 

  1. Email received July 28, 2014, from Community Green Energy regarding It takes a community to keep your money.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Email received July 29, 2014, form FEMA regarding IGA Advisory: DHS announces grant allocations for FY14 preparedness grants.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received July 30, 2014, from Bloustein School News regarding NEWS from the Raritan River Initiative – August 2014.  PDF Correspondence

RESOLUTIONS / ORDINANCES OTHER TOWNS

  1. Letter received July 24, 2014, from Washington Township regarding Ordinance RO-12-14 and Ordinance RO-13-14.  PDF Correspondence
  2. Letter received July 28, 2014, from Township of Montville regarding Resolution urging the immediate release of United States Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi from Mexican custody to the United States.  PDF Correspondence

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

  1. Email received July 22, 2014, from State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection regarding International Coastal Cleanup – September 20, 2014.  PDF Correspondence
  2. Email received July 23, 2014, from North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority regarding July 30 Morris Canal Working Group AGENDA.  PDF COrrespondence
  3. Letter received July 24, 2014, from Environmental Compliance Brigade, Corp. regarding Environmental Rights Act Notice.  PDF Correspondence
  4. Letter received July 24, 2014, from State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection regarding Freshwater Wetlands General Permit No. 21-Withdrawn (Block 102, Lot 12).  PDF Correspondence
  5. Letter received July 25, 2014, from State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection regarding One – 1000 gallon #2 Heating Oil Underground Storage Tank System, 62 Flanders Bartley Road (Block 5400, Lot 26).  PDF Correspondence
  6. Letter received July 28, 2014, from State of New Jersey Department of Transportation regarding Survey to inventory all Bus Stops along State and US Routes in New Jersey.  PDF Correspondence
  7. Email received July 28, 2014, from State of New Jersey Department of Transportation regarding Traffic Impact Notification re: Rte 46 over Musconetcong R. Bdge Full Closure, Hackettstown, Warren Cty, Mt. Olive, and Washington Twps, Morris Cty.  PDF Correspondence
  8. Email received July 30, 2014, from State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding Christie Administration, American Red Cross Urge Water Safety as Summer Vacation Season Heads into Peak Homestretch.  PDF Correspondence
  9. Letter received July 31, 2014, from Dewberry Engineers, Inc regarding remediation at the New Jersey Department of Transportation Hackettstown Maintenance Facility in Washington Township.  PDF Correspondence
  10. Email received August 1, 2014, from State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding Revision to the Northeast Water Quality Management Plan.  PDF Correspondence

MORRIS COUNTY

  1. Letter received July 22, 2014, from County of Morris, Department of Human Services regarding the new census information provided by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.  PDF Correspondence
  2. Letter received July 24, 2014, from County of Morris, Department of Planning and Public Works regarding Milling and Resurfacing of Main Road, North Road and Hillside Ave.  PDF Correspondence

 

UTILITIES

  1. Letter received July 21, 2014, from New Jersey Natural Gas regarding our annual Morris County Public Officials Reception and Safety Forum.  PDF Correspondence

 

President Mania:  We have a lot of Letters of Correspondence from residents, organizations and other towns.    Any discussion?  First, on the Agenda Ordinance for Public Hearing is Ordinance #18-2014.  I open the hearing to the public on Ordinance #18-2014 entitled,

ORDINANCES FOR PUBLIC HEARING

Ord. 18-2014  Ordinance Appropriating $124,560 from County Grants and Open Space for Part 1 and Part 2 of the Stabilization of the Seward House in and by the Township of Mount Olive, in the County of Morris, New Jersey.  PDF Ord.
 
President Mania:  Any discussion?  Anyone from the public?  If not, I’ll close it to the public.  Colleen.

Mrs. Labow:  Thank you.  I move for adoption and final passage of Ordinance #18-2014.

Mr. Perkins:  Second.

President Mania:  Any discussion?  Roll Call, please.

ROLL CALL:            Passed unanimously

President Mania:  Ordinance #18-2014 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.  Next, we have an Ordinance for first reading.  Ordinance #19-2014 entitled,

ORDINANCES FOR FIRST READING – 2nd reading 8/19/14

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 “Place of Material for Collection.” PDF Ord

President Mania:  Mr. Perkins.

Mr. Perkins:  Thank you, Mr. President.  I move that Ordinance #19-2014 be introduced by title and passed on first reading and that a meeting be held on August 5, 2014…

Mrs. Lashway:  Nineteenth, I’m sorry.  That’s an error, today is the 5th.  August 19th.

Mr. Perkins:  I stand corrected, August 19, 2014 at 7:00 pm at the Municipal Building, 204 Flanders-Drakestown Road, Budd Lake, New Jersey 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.

Mrs. Labow:  Second. 

President Mania:  Mr. Mayor.

Mayor Greenbaum:  Yes.  I suggest that an amendment be made to Ordinance #19-2014 specifically with respect to section A, number 3 to indicate that the funds collected through the sale of the 65-gallon recycling cans be dedicated to the Recreation utility because it does not say so in the Ordinance as currently drafted.

President Mania:  Mrs. Labow.

Mrs. Labow:  Should we amend that in…

Mrs. Lashway:  Make a motion to amend number one and number three.

Mrs. Labow:  I guess Ray does that and then I’ll second.

 

Mr. Nicastro:  Make a motion.

Mr. Perkins:  I make a…let’s see, we’ve already introduced it by title, we haven’t passed it, so I will make a motion to amend Ordinance #19-2014 on first reading to amend section A1 to include 65-gallon container and section 3 to include that the funds are to be dispersed to Recreation Utility or dedicated to the Recreation Utility.

Mr. Nicastro:  Second.

Mrs. Labow:  Second.

President Mania:  Who seconded it?  Colleen seconded it.  Any discussion?  Roll Call.

ROLL CALL:            Passed unanimously

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. A Resolution of the Township of Mount Olive, in the County of Morris and State of New Jersey, Authorizing the Award of Contracts for Improvements to International Drive South Phase I. PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing a Review of Compliance with Prior Annual Continuing Disclosure Obligations and Participation in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation Initiative. PDF Res
  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Approving an Emergency Purchase Not to Exceed $25,000 for Well Failures at Tinc#1 and #2. PDF Res

 

  1. A Resolution of the Township of Mount Olive, in the County of Morris and State of New Jersey, Authorizing the Award of Contracts for the Provision of Auto Parts for the Mount Olive Township Fleet. PDF Res
  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Township’s Business Administrator to Sell and Transfer Title for the Loaner Ambulance Back to New Jersey Emergency Vehicles in As Is Condition. PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Township’s Business Administrator to Execute an Agreement with VCI Emergency Vehicle Specialists for a Temporary Loaner Ambulance. PDF Res
  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive to Cancel Taxes on Block 1000, Lot 1, for Disabled Veteran Declared 100% Totally and Permanently Disabled by the Tax Assessor. PDF Res

 

  1. A Resolution of the Township of Mount Olive, in the County of Morris and State of New Jersey, Authorizing the Award of a Contract for an Emergency Medical Vehicle for Budd Lake Rescue Squad to Bay Head Investments, Inc. d/b/a V.C.I. PDF Res
  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Requesting Approval from the Director of the Division of Local Government Services for Insertion of a Specific Item of Revenue into the 2013 Municipal Budget ($5,000 for Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Labor Day 2014 Crackdown Grant). PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Use of a Purchasing Contract. PDF Res

 

  1. A Resolution of the Township of Mount Olive, in the County of Morris and State of New Jersey, Authorizing the Sale of 65 Gallon Recycling Cans. PDF Res

 

  1. A Resolution of the Township of Mount Olive, in the County of Morris and State of New Jersey, Authorizing the Award of a Professional Services Contract Without Competitive Bidding to Boswell Engineering, for Professional services Associated with the Cobblestone Health Care Facility, 20-23 Stonewald Court Drive, Budd Lake, Mount Olive Township, New Jersey, Block 3203, Lots 21 and 28. PDF Res
  1. A Resolution of the Township of Mount Olive, in the County of Morris and State of New Jersey, Authorizing a One-Year Extension of the Existing Developer’s Agreements with Toll Brothers in Relation to Morris Chase Phase I and Morris Hunt Phases II and III. PDF Res

 

President Mania:  Next, on our Agenda is Consent Resolutions.  Jeff, you had something you wanted to say before we...   

Mr. Pasek:  Thank you, Council President.  Real quick, Consent Resolution eight is for the award of the new ambulance for Budd Lake Rescue to V.C.I.  Resolution six is for a loaner ambulance with V.C.I.  We just felt for legal purposes, we believe Council should decide on awarding the bid for the new ambulance before deciding on accepting the loaner, so we would recommend moving Resolution six to the Non-Consent Agenda to be addressed after the Consent Resolution Agenda. 

President Mania:  Thank you, Jeff.

Mr. Nicastro:  I’m going to make a motion to move Consent Resolution six to the Non-Consent.

Mrs. Labow:  Non-Consent.

Mr. Perkins:  Second.

President Mania:  Is there a second?

Mr. Perkins:  Second.

President Mania:  Any discussion?  Roll Call.

ROLL CALL:            Passed unanimously

President Mania:  Anyone from the public wants to be heard on the Consent Resolutions.  Hearing none.  I’ll close it to the public. 

Mr. Perkins:  Non-Consent.

Mr. Nicastro:  Non-Consent.

President Mania:  Consent Motions, Mr. Nicastro.

Mr. Perkins:  Non-Consent.

Mr. Nicastro:  Non-Consent.

President Mania:  I’m sorry, Non-Consent.  I missed it.  Thank you, Ray.

Mr. Nicastro:  So we’re moving Non-Consent motions.

Mrs. Labow:  Wait.

Mr. Roman:  We didn’t approve the Consent Motions.

Mrs. Lashway:  Make a motion to approve…

Mr. Roman:  I make a motion to approve Consent Resolutions one through five and seven through thirteen.

 

President Mania:  Thirteen.

Mr. Nicastro:  There you go.

President Mania:  Is there a second?

Mr. Nicastro:  Second.

Mrs. Labow:  Second.

President Mania:  Any discussion?  Roll Call.

ROLL CALL:            Passed unanimously

President Mania:  Next, is Consent Motions.  Mr. Nicastro.

Mr. Nicastro:  We have to move…

Mrs. Lashway: No. Non-Consent Resolution six.

Mr. Nicastro:  I make a motion…

President Mania:  I’m trying to get done too fast, Ray.

Mr. Perkins:  You’re not succeeding.

Mr. Nicastro:  I make a motion to move Non-Consent Resolution six to Consent.

Mr. Roman:  No.

President Mania:  No.

Mrs. Lashway:  You’re making a motion to approve…

Mr. Roman:  Approve.

Mr. Nicastro:  Approve Consent…

Mr. Ferrante:  Non-Consent

Mrs. Lashway:  Non-Consent Resolution six.

President Mania:  Six.

Mr. Nicastro:  Non-Consent Resolution six.

Mr. Perkins:  I’ll second that.

President Mania:  Any discussion?  Roll Call.

ROLL CALL:            Passed unanimously

CONSENT MOTIONS

  1. Bill List. PDF Bill List

 

Mr. Nicastro:  Now were to the other one.  Now were at the Consent Motions. 

President Mania:  We have Consent Motions.  Mr. Nicastro.

Mr. Nicastro:  Yes.  I move Consent Motion one, the Bill List.

President Mania:  Is there a second?

Mrs. Labow:  Second.

President Mania:  Discussion?  Roll Call.

ROLL CALL:            Passed unanimously

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

President Mania:  Administrative Reports, Mr. Mayor.

Mayor Greenbaum:  Very limited this evening.  Just want to alert everybody that the Lion’s Club is hosting their Wine and Cheese Event this Saturday night on Tinc Road.  I believe it’s at the old Tinc Estate which is at the intersection of Tinc Road and Tinc Road where it makes the sharp left to go down the hill into Flanders.  I’m not sure if tickets can still be had, but you can contact Barbara Sanders at the Lions Club if you have an interest in going.  I certainly will be there.  The house is a very interesting piece of property, worth seeing and a worthy event to support.  Another worthy event to support, the Budd Lake Fire Department will be hosting their pancake breakfast at the Firehouse.  Tickets are $11.00 each, Sunday, August 10th, 8:00 am to 10:00 am.  We are arranging neighborhood discussions throughout Mount Olive Township in different neighborhoods and I invite you all to attend.  We’ll keep you posted in terms of when they’re scheduled and where they’re going to be scheduled.  It’s really going to be a kind of hang out on someone’s front yard, invite the neighborhood kind of thing and see who shows up and wants to talk about issues involving Mount Olive.  Also, we’re going to be doing a…Mount Playmore, Tuesday, August 12th, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, kind of like a night out at Mount Playmore.  We’ll be sending out some information on that as well.  The Recreation Department is busy working on the Tour de Mount Olive as well as the 5-mile Family Ride.  There’s something for everyone, Sunday, September 28, 2014.  I can tell you that if you’re planning on doing the 40-mile ride, which I’ve done, it’s extremely difficult and I suggest you start training.  It’s takes you up three very difficult hills including the bottom and pretty much the entire length of Drakestown Road, which is that switchback.  It takes you up the hill at the bottom of Flanders-Drakestown Road coming up to the Municipal Building and then it also on the backside of the lake, takes you up Suicide Hill on Crease Road.  You can get up all of them, but you really need to be in bicycle shape to do it.

Mr. Roman:  That leaves me out.

Mayor Greenbaum:  DPW, I believe today started production on the single stream recycling video that they’ve put together so we can educate the public in terms of the benefits of single stream recycling.  We’re currently working on a number of different projects in the Town including the Givaudan Trails Phase II and Phase III, which is in addition to the Braille Traille, which we’ve already created and opened.  I can tell you also that we are currently looking at a skate board park for Turkey Brook Park, which is in the works in terms of getting the due diligence phase, getting the information together to see what the cost would be.  We tried to hit that segment of the population, which we don’t provide for currently.  We’re also looking in Old Flanders at a Rails to Trails opportunity to take the old railroad track that runs basically through Old Flanders all the way back to Toys R US and then continues on to the Columbia Trail and turning that into a pathway for biking and exercise in Old Flanders.  We have a lot of things going on on the Administrative side.  Hopefully, we’ll have some further information as these things develop.

President Mania:  Thank you, Mayor.

Mayor Greenbaum:  Yep.

OLD BUSINESS - None

NEW BUSINESS - None

LEGAL MATTERS

President Mania:  Old Business?  New Business?  Any Legal Matters.

Mr. Pasek:  Thank you, Council President.  Nothing specific tonight, the Administration continues to keep us busy with various assignments and that’s all I have.

COUNCIL REPORTS

President Mania:  Council Reports.  Mr. Ferrante.

Board of Education Liaison Report - none

Environmental Committee - none
Library Board Liaison - none
Lake Issues - none
Mr. Ferrante:  I don’t have anything this week.

President Mania:  Mrs. Labow.

Senior Citizen Liaison
Economic Development Committee Report
TNR Program
Mrs. Labow:  Thank you, Mr. President.  I went to the Senior Citizen Meeting today.  It was excellent, very well attended again.  Last meeting I was at, they were having problems with the sound system and our Buildings and Grounds Department got right on it, got that working very nicely.  It’s really impressive to see how many of the seniors actually come.  They had three new members today and one guest, one lady came in and she was checking it out and thinking about joining.  When I was there two weeks ago…three weeks ago there were new members again, so every meeting there’s new members coming in.  I think it’s a beautiful thing.  TNR is doing really well and continuing to…I don’t want to jinx it because every time we say there aren’t a lot of cats coming in something happens, so we’re just going to say it’s running very smoothly.  What’s the other one that I have, the Economic Development Committee is not meeting until next month Joe?

Mr. Nicastro:  Yes. I believe so. 

Mrs. Labow:  Yes, next month.  Thank you.

President Mania:  Thank you.  Mr. Perkins.

Mayor Greenbaum:  We continue to work behind the scenes in terms of issues related to the BASF property, so things are moving forward on the Economic Development front.

President Mania:  Mr. Perkins.

MOTV Committee Liaison
Mr. Perkins:  Thank you, Mr. President.  Miss Brett and myself met with Superintendent Larrie Reynolds last month.  We had a very cordial, very quick meeting.  I laid out the parameters doing a comparison of what the original policy, which incorporated both the local government entity, which is us and the Board of Education, who is responsible for what and that we intend to be different here from the Mount Olive Local Government to the effect that we see no issue with promoting the businesses and other activities within the Township.  It will not be done in such a manner as we would advertise for Joe’s Crab Shack having twenty-five cents off.  There’d be no direct advertising, but we do feel an obligation to inform our residents of what businesses really are in town, not necessarily of any of their sales and also some of the civic groups.  I was a little chagrined to find out that after we had reviewed one of the senior party videos, which I saw no issue with, it was turned over to the school and the school said that it did not meet their criteria.  Mr. Reynolds and I were in agreement that whatever the Township deems appropriate and that would be through the Business Administrator or his designee, the same as the school has it through the Superintendent or his designee, that as Larrie has said to us, whatever we produce, typically give them the tape and they will run it down to Cablevision and they will have it aired.  That’s presented itself with a couple of problems, I believe Miss Brett has told me as of 6:50 pm this evening that probably anybody who is watching, you’re still seeing the Council Meeting from about two months ago.  I want to find out if we are going to be producing the tapes here, whether that comes from the Senior’s, the Scouts, or any other organization within the community, we’ll vedit here, vedit it and get it directly down to Cablevision.  I think we need to bypass the school.  We’ll have our own policy, which will almost mirror that so that’s there’s still checks and balances that’ll be in there, it not just anybody can turn things in and have them posted, but it will be a better opportunity for the residents to be able to get stuff to us, let us vedit, short clips, 15 minutes up to a half an hour and let us get that directly down to whoever the person is at Cablevision so that we can start filling in those blank voids all day long, which all you see is the bulletin board going on.  I will…almost finished with that policy.  Once I have completed that, which again almost mirrors the exact same one that we have from before that we originally started this with five years ago, I will then get that to the attorney’s office for review, as well as then we will disseminate it to the Council.  At that point we will look to come back to the Council, abolish the present Ordinance that’s in there and set up a committee which is voluntary.  As I said to you ladies and gentlemen before, there are only three people that are on this Mount Olive Television Committee.  The Ordinance, if you take the time and read through it again, the restrictions and the obligations and the requirements for who needs to sit on it, what kind of member has to be on it, people just

throw their hands up, you’re tying their hands and you’re not letting them get involved.  Things like the Community Garden where we have people down there, the opening and people come in and are doing the plantings, a perfect 15 minute spot to show that, to show the kids up at Mount Playmore where they’re doing things to look at, the garden that Dr. Novaky wishes, to show some of these things that the community is doing.  I can’t rely on the school because their thrust really is the school.  They’re really looking at more of the children that are involved with the school.  I intend to have that finished up, it’ll definitely be before this year gets done.  I hope Jeff, to have that to your office hopefully no later than next week.  I’m on the last page of it right now and I will forward that up, once the attorney has reviewed it I will send it to Lisa who can then disseminate it to the Council members for review and then we’ll get it on for a discussion item here.  That’s it, Mr. President.

President Mania:  Thank you, Mr. Perkins.  A job well done. 

Mr. Perkins:  We’re trying.

President Mania:  Mr. Roman.

Recreation Liaison Report
Open Space Committee Report – none
Mr. Roman:  Nothing on Open Space and on Recreation I just want to inform you that the 12U Girls Softball Travel Team has arrived in Florida and they are ready to compete in the Babe Ruth World Series. 

Mr. Perkins:  Yes.

Mrs. Labow:  Yay!

President Mania:  Wonderful.  That’s good news. 

Mr. Roman:  Our 14U is in Williamsport, they are competing in the Mid-Atlantic Regional.  If they make it…

President Mania:  Wow.

Mr. Roman:  They’re currently in a rain delay so I can’t give you a score.

President Mania:  Thank you.

Mr. Roman:  That’s all I have.

President Mania:  Mr. Nicastro.

Board of Health Report
Legislative Committee Report - none
Mr. Nicastro:  Nothing on Legislative.  Board of Health meets on August 20th.  That’s it.     

Planning Board Report
President Mania:  Planning Board, our next meeting is August 17th, so we haven’t had a meeting since our last Council Meeting. 

PUBLIC PORTION

President Mania:  Anyone from the public wish to be heard?  If not, I’ll close it to the public.  Council Comments, Mr. Ferrante.

COUNCIL COMMENTS

Mr. Ferrante:  Nothing tonight.

President Mania:  Mrs. Labow.
 
Mrs. Labow:  Thank you.  I just want to say really quickly on Sunday I went up to Turkey Brook Park for the movie night and it was very well attended.  It was really great walking around talking to people and everyone saying how…one lady in particular said, you know, I have to tell you in all the years I’ve lived in Mount Olive I have never loved living here as much as I have the past two years.  Mayor Greenbaum and his Administration, and Council is doing such a great job and having all of these activities.  It was really cool.  People had their

chairs all out and their blankets, it was really, really nice.  I basically went up just to go up and see the screen for myself and go for a walk.  I actually made it a little bit more than a quarter mile which was a huge, huge accomplishment for me, I’m working it up a little by little.  Then I wished I had brought a blanket to lay down and watch the movie too because it was really cool and very relaxing, brought back wonderful memories of the good ole Drive-ins.

Mr. Perkins:  Drive-ins.

Mrs. Labow:  Yes, Ledgewood Drive-in way back in the day.  I do want to thank Mayor Greenbaum and your Administration, DPW, Recreation Department.  It was just…we have a lot of events going on.  We have huge events like the Tour de Mount Olive, Mud Run, that type of thing, but we also have maybe subtle, peaceful events like the movie night where you can just go, hang out and relax.  It’s just absolutely phenomenal and to hear people be so happy about it, it’s really a beautiful experience.  I can’t wait…that was the last one for this year, so I can’t wait till we have more.  I think Weis was the big supporter for that one Rob?

Mayor Greenbaum:  I believe so.

Mrs. Labow:  That’s really wonderful.  These things do become available because of the generosity of our businesses in town.  As Mr. Perkins was saying with the MOTV, we’d like to recognize these businesses are in town and they are a very important part of our community being together and making it a wonderful, wonderful place to live.  Thank you.

President Mania:  Thank you.  Mr. Perkins.

Mr. Perkins:  Thank you, Mr. President.  Two things, last Friday, we had our first, now initial kick off meeting for the 9/11 Memorial.  My understanding is hopefully this week the excavation work will start and the forming up for the concrete base, which again, thank you Mr. Mania for your boss and your company’s generous offer to donate the concrete, Sparta Redi-Mix.  Greatly appreciate it as all the other donations that that company has made over the course of the past few years.  Without the concrete, nothing else stands, right?  We want to thank you guys for that.  One thing to remember, I noticed the Vet Fest is at Vasa Park, I believe it’s this Saturday.  I did get a couple of calls from some of my fellow veteran’s from the American Legion, of course asking me what it’s all about.  This group actually deals strictly with homeless veterans, so it has nothing to do with the wounded warrior projects or anything else we see on tv.  This is strictly to try to help those veterans who have fallen on hard times who are in need of either section 8 or other assisted living type events.  If you have a chance to be able to stop by, make a small donation, buy a ticket, say hello to people, it would be for a worthy cause.  Thank you, Mr. President.

President Mania:  Thank you, Mr. Perkins.  Mr. Roman.

Mr. Roman:  The only thing I want to do is congratulate the Mayor on the idea for those neighborhood meetings.  I look definitely forward to accompanying and seeing you all throughout the neighborhood.  Thank you.

President Mania:  Mr. Nicastro.

Mr. Nicastro:  Nothing from me.

President Mania:  I just want to thank the Administration.  I see the paving program has started.  Some of the streets have been paved and they look great.  Great job.  We’re very fortunate to have you as our Mayor.

Mayor Greenbaum:  Thank you.

Mrs. Labow:  Very much so.

President Mania:  Motion to adjourn.

 

 

 

 

ADJOURNMENT - Motion made and seconded. All in favor, none opposed, the meeting was adjourned at 7:54 p.m.

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John Mania, Council President

 

I, Lisa Lashway, Township 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 August 19, 2014.                                                                                              

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Lisa Lashway, Township Clerk
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Budd Lake, NJ 07828

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