The Public Meeting of the Mount Olive Township Council was called to order at 7:53 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. Amianda, Mr. Ferrante, Mr. Perkins, Mr. Roman, Mr. Nicastro and Mr. Mania

Absent:           Mrs. Labow

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

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Honoring Bonnie Schomp for Her Years of Service, Commitment and Dedication to the Township of Mount Olive. PDF Res

 

President Mania:  First, on the Agenda is a Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Honoring Bonnie Schomp for Her Years of Service, Commitment and Dedication to the Township of Mount Olive.  Mrs. Labow is not here.  Mr. Nicastro, would you do the honors?

Mr. Nicastro:  I don’t have anything.

Mrs. Lashway:  It’s the first item behind the Agenda.

President Mania:  Yes.

Mr. Nicastro:  It’s under here, thank you.

Mr. Roman:  It’s putting it right there in front of you…

Mr. Nicastro:  It was right there…Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Honoring Bonnie Schomp for Her Years of Service, Commitment and Dedication to the Township of Mount Olive. 
WHEREAS, Bonnie Schomp has served the Township of Mount Olive for nearly thirty years and law enforcement generally for almost forty years; and
WHEREAS, prior to being hired by the Township of Mount Olive, Bonnie Schomp worked as a Police Secretary with the Netcong Police Department since 1977; and
WHEREAS, Bonnie Schomp began her employment with the Township of Mount Olive in the Police Department on June 26, 1985; and
WHEREAS, while serving the Township of Mount Olive in the Police Department as Records Clerk, Bonnie Schomp has always been extremely pleasant to work with; and
WHEREAS, Bonnie Schomp has retired from employment with the Police Department of the Township of Mount Olive on March 28, 2014; and
WHEREAS, Bonnie Schomp and her service will certainly be missed by the residents of Mount Olive Township; and
WHEREAS, during her over twenty-eight (28) years of service to the Township of Mount Olive, Bonnie Schomp has earned the respect and admiration of her colleagues for her public service and dedication to the residents of the Township of Mount Olive; and
WHEREAS, the Township of Mount Olive wishes Bonnie Schomp the best of luck on her retirement.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive, County of Morris and State of New Jersey that Bonnie Schomp is hereby recognized and honored for her dedication, service and commitment to the residents of the Township of Mount Olive in appreciation of her career and contributions to the Township of Mount Olive.

Mr. Roman:  Second.

President Mania:  Great job, Joe.

Mr. Nicastro:  Thank you.

President Mania:  Any comments?  No discussion.

Mr. Perkins:  Twenty-eight years.

President Mania:  Pardon.

Mr. Perkins:  Twenty-eight years.

President Mania:  Twenty-eight years.  That’s a long time.  A motion to…

Mrs. Lashway:  We already have that.  We need a Roll Call. 

President Mania:  Roll Call.

ROLL CALL:           Passed unanimously

  1. Resolution Adopting Prequalification Regulations in Connection with Bids for the Exterior Renovation of Baptist Church. PDF Res

 

President Mania:  Next, is a public hearing on the Adoption of Prequalification Regulations for the Mount Olive Baptist Church. 

Kathy Murphy, Mount Olive Historical Society:  I’d like to thank the Mayor and Administrator for all of their assistance and support on this project.  This is a grant from Morris County where we will be able to complete the exterior of the Baptist Church.  By passing this Resolution we then go back to the State, they give their final approval on this and we can go to bid to get the exterior completed this year and then wind up that grant.  Big project, we’re all looking forward to it, County loves it, were very happy with the work our architect has done and I think it will be a real nice completion now that we’ve got the roof done and steeple and all, it’ll complete the exterior.

Mr. Perkins:  Very good.  Very good.

Mrs. Murphy:  That’s it.

Mr. Nicastro:  Very good.

President Mania:  Sean.

Mr. Canning:  Mr. President, the true thanks goes to Kathy.  Like I said, having worked with her the past couple of years, she spearheaded these grants and she has done just a wonderful job and I found it very difficult to fill her shoes with the amount of zeal and effort she puts in.  She is very sorely missed by me. 

Mr. Murphy:  Can’t wait to get the project done.

Mr. Perkins:  But retire.

Mrs. Murphy:  Okay.

Mr. Nicastro:  Thank you.

President Mania:  Any other questions? 

Mrs. Lashway:  Anyone else from the public?

President Mania:  Anyone from the public wish to be heard?

Mrs. Lashway:  Close it.

President Mania:  If not, I’ll close it to the public.  Mr. Ferrante, would you do the honors?

Mrs. Lashway:  It’s on the first page.

Mr. Perkins:  Move for adoption.

Mr. Ferrante:  I move for adoption of the Resolution Adopting Prequalification Regulations in Connection with Bids for the Exterior Renovation of Baptist Church.

Mr. Perkins:  Second.

President Mania:  Any discussion?  Roll Call.

ROLL CALL:           Passed unanimously

President Mania:  Mr. Amianda, would you do the approval of Minutes of previous meetings? 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS

May 20, 2014, WS & PM (all present)

Mr. Amianda:  Yes.  I make a motion for approval of Minutes of previous meetings.

Mr. Nicastro:  Second.

President Mania:  Any discussion?  Roll Call.

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

  1. Letter received May 19, 2014, from The Mount Olive Villages Water Department regarding Annual Drinking Water Quality Report.  PDF Correspondence
  2. Email received May 21, 2014, from NOFA-NJ regarding Upcoming NOFA-NJ Events.  PDF Correspondence
  3. Email received May 21, 2014, from NLC-National League of Cities regarding Have an idea for a session at the Congress of Cities and Exposition.  PDF Correspondence
  4. Email received May 21, 2014, from Downtown New Jersey regarding Downtown New Jersey – Preservation’s Role in Urban Vitality Program.  PDF Correspondence
  5. Email received May 22, 2014, from Downtown New Jersey regarding Downtown New Jersey – How to Build a Truly Creative Community Program.  PDF Correspondence
  6. Email received May 25, 2014, from MCANJ IT regarding League Ordinance and Shared Service Agreements Library Updated.  PDF Correspondence
  7. Email received May 27, 2014, from NOFA-NJ regarding NJ Farmers for GMO Labels – Sign the Petition!  PDF Correspondence
  8. Email received May 27, 2014, from Downtown New Jersey regarding Downtown New Jersey – Legislation!  PDF Correspondence
  9. Email received May 27, 2014, from Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers regarding Award Deadline May 31st.  PDF Correspondence
  10. Letter received May 27, 2014, from Morris County Heritage Commission regarding The Heritage Review – Spring/Summer 2014.  PDF Correspondence
  11. Email received May 28, 2014, from NOFA-NJ regarding Upcoming NOFA-NJ Events.  PDF Correspondence
  12. Email received May 30, 2014, from TMA Council of NJ regarding TMAC March Newsletter.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received June 2, 2014, from Bergen County’s United Way regarding You’re Invited to a Groundbreaking in Tenafly.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Letter received June 3, 2014, from Keller and Kirkpatrick regarding Historic American Engineering Record Documentation.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received June 3, 2014, from Bloustein School regarding Still Time to Register!  June 13 Sustainable Raritan River Conference at Rutgers University.  PDF Correspondence
  2. Email received June 3, 2014, from Public Performance Measurement and Reporting Network regarding Call for Proposals – Public Performance Measurement and Reporting Network 7th Annual Conference.  PDF Correspondence
  3. Email received June 4, 2014, from NOFA-NJ regarding Upcoming NOFA-NJ Events.  PDF Correspondence
  4. Email received June 4, 2014, from Carahsoft regarding Governments Are Changing Citizen Engagement Strategies – Register Now.  PDF Correspondence
  5. Email received June 5, 2014, from Judy Shaw regarding Upcoming Sustainable Raritan River Conference – June 13, 2014.  PDF Correspondence

RESOLUTIONS / ORDINANCES OTHER TOWNS

  1. Email received May 19, 2014 from Rockaway Borough regarding Adopted Resolution 68-14 Support Legislation to be Drafted, Introduced and Signed into Law Extending and Making Permanent the Required Employee Health Care Benefits Payroll Contribution Set Forth in Chapter 78, P.L. 2011.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received May 20, 2014, from Borough of Lincoln Park regarding Support of Ch. 78 PL 2011 Extending Payroll Contributions for Benefits.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Letter received May 22, 2014, from Washington Township regarding Ordinance #RO-09-14 amending their Land Use Ordinance.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received May 30, 2014, from Morris Plains Borough regarding adopted Resolution, New Jersey Military Facilities.  PDF Correspondence

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

  1. Letter received May 19, 2014, from State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding the Waterloo Village Historic District will be considered by the New Jersey State Review Board for Historic Sites for nomination to the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places.  PDF Correspondence
  2. Letter received May 19, 2014, from State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding Flood Hazard Area Revision for Project: Route 46 over Musconetcong River.  PDF Correspondence
  3. Email received May 21, 2014, from State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding NJDEP Press Release - Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic.  PDF Correspondence
  4. Email received May 21, 2014, from State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding NJDEP Press Release – 2014 Clean Communities.  PDF Correspondence
  5. Letter received May 23, 2014, from VS Land Data regarding Application for Freshwater Wetlands Transition Area Waiver, Corey Lane (Block 7600, Lot 86).  PDF Correspondence
  6. Letter received May 23, 2014, from VS Land Data regarding Application for Flood Hazard Area Individual Permit and Hardship Exception, Corey Lane (Block 7600, Lot 86).  PDF Correspondence
  7. Letter received May 23, 2014, from State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding One 1000 gallon #2 Heating Oil Underground Storage Tank System, 455 Route 46 (Block 8100, Lot 49).  PDF Correspondence
  1. Letter received May 23, 2014, from State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding One 550 gallon #2 Heating Oil Underground Storage Tank System, 4A Beaver Lane (Block 5600, Lot 13).  PDF Correspondence
  2. Letter received May 27, 2014, from State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding Treatment Works Approval No. 14-0026, Fratelli Beretta Facility.  PDF Correspondence
  3. Letter received May 28, 2014, from Chester, Ploussas, Lisowsky Partnership, LLC regarding Wetlands Letter of Interpretation Extension, 400 International Drive (Lock 103, Lot 2.04).  PDF Correspondence
  4. Email received May 29, 2014, from State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding NJDEP Press Release – Beach Website.  PDF Correspondence
  5. Email received May 29, 2014, from State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding NJDEP Press Release – Clean Boating Tips.  PDF Correspondence
  6. Letter received May 30, 2014, from State of New Jersey, Department of Transportation regarding your application requesting funds for municipality under the NJDEOT Fiscal Year 2014 Municipal Aid Program for the International Drive South-Phase II.  PDF Correspondence
  7. Letter received May 30, 2014, from State of New Jersey, Department of Transportation regarding your application requesting funds for municipality under the NJDEOT Fiscal Year 2014 Municipal Aid Program for the Siemens-Bartley-Flanders Road.  PDF Correspondence
  8. Letter received May 30, 2014, from State of New Jersey, Department of Transportation regarding Center Line Markings for Route US 206.  PDF Correspondence
  9. Letter received May 30, 2014, from Chester, Ploussas, Lisowsky Partnership, LLC regarding Wetlands Letter of Interpretation Extension, 56 Route 46 (Block 102, Lot 2).  PDF Correspondence
  10. Email received June 2, 2014, from State of New Jersey, Department of Transportation regarding Traffic Impact Notification re: Route 46 over the Musconetcong River Bridge Replacement, Hackettstown, Warren City, Washington Twp. And Mt. Olive Twp, Morris County. PDF Resolution
  11. Email received June 3, 2014, from State of New Jersey, Department of Transportation regarding Christie Administration Announces National Trails Day Across New Jersey This Weekend.  PDF Correspondence

MORRIS COUNTY

  1. Email received May 19, 2014, from Morris County Planning and Public Works regarding MCPB Minutes from April 17, 2014 meeting.  PDF Correspondence
  2. Email received May 21, 2014, from County of Morris regarding News from County of Morris.  PDF Correspondence
  3. Email received June 5, 2014, from Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders regarding Freeholder Focus Newsletter.  PDF Correspondence

MUA / MSA

  1. Email received May 23, 2014, from Musconetcong Sewerage Authority regarding MSA April 24th Approved Meeting Minutes.  PDF Correspondence

 

UTILITIES

  1. Letter received June 2, 2014, from Cablevision regarding Programming changes.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received June 2, 2014, from Cablevision regarding C-SPAN and C-SPAN2 Package Change.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Letter received June 2, 2014, from Cablevision regarding Boomerang.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received June 3, 2014, from First Energy Corporation regarding NJLM Energy 101 Program 6/17/14.  PDF Correspondence

President Mania:  Let’s see.  We have 49 pieces of Correspondence here.  Is there any discussion?  Next, is the Consent Resolutions. 

ORDINANCES FOR PUBLIC HEARING - none

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 Approving an Emergency Purchase Not to Exceed $15,000 for Sewer Pump Failure. PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Requesting Approval from the DLGS for Insertion of a Specific Item of Revenue into the 2014 Municipal Budget ($54,038.45 for Clean Communities Program). PDF Res
  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Requesting Approval from the DLGS for Insertion of a Specific Item of Revenue into the 2014 Municipal Budget ($4,000 for the Click It or Ticket Grant). PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Cancellation of a Grant Balance. PDF Res
  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Issuance of a Duplicate Tax Sale Certificate Pursuant to Chapter 99 of the Public Laws of 1997. PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Use of Various Purchasing Contracts. PDF Res
  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Award of a Contract for Tree Removal, Trimming and Stump Grinding Services to Peterson & Sons Tree Services, Inc. PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Setting Aside Area of the All Veterans Memorial Located in Turkey Brook Solely for the Recognition of Veterans of the United States Armed Forces. PDF Res
  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Sale of Certain Land and Property Which is no Longer Needed for Public Use by the Township (13 East Forest Road). PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Budd Lake Rescue Squad to Install a Temporary Dock at Budd Lake. PDF Res
  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing a Professional Services Agreement with PCI Engineering for Engineering Services Related to Rehabilitation Improvements to the Township’s Tinc Farm Water Storage Water Tank. PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Renewal of Alcoholic Beverage Licenses for the 2014-2015 Licensing Period. PDF Res - *added

Mr. Perkins:  No Ordinances.

President Mania:  Pardon?

Mrs. Lashway:  No Ordinances.

President Mania:  No Ordinances, no.  Does anyone wish to move any Consent Resolutions to Non-Consent?  A motion to accept the Resolutions, the Consent Resolutions, Mr. Perkins.

Mr. Perkins:  Thank you, Mr. President.  I make a motion that we accept Consent Resolutions numbers three through fourteen. 

Mr. Ferrante:  Second.

President Mania:  Is there a second?

Mr. Ferrante:  Second.

President Mania:  Mr. Ferrante seconded.  Any discussion?  Roll Call, please.

ROLL CALL:           Passed with the exception of Mr. Roman no on number five.

President Mania:  Anyone from the public wish to be heard on any Consent Resolutions?  If not I’ll close it to the public.  Mr. Roman, would you do the Consent Motions, please?

CONSENT MOTIONS

  1. Bill List. PDF Bill List

 

Mr. Roman:  I make a motion that we approve the Bill List.

Mr. Perkins:  Second.

President Mania:  Is there a second?  Mr. Perkins seconded.  Any discussion?  Roll Call.

ROLL CALL:           Passed unanimously

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

President Mania:  Administrative Reports.

Mayor Greenbaum:  I’ll start.  First, I want to wish everyone a Happy Father’s Day, this Sunday.  Last night, myself and Mr. Nicastro and Miss Brett, who is described as my wife by the person MC’ing the program, had the pleasure of being present and presenting both Bronze and Silver awards to the Girl Scouts.  This Thursday, June 12th, will be the Senior Awards at the High School.  I’m going to be presenting two scholarships.  One is a $500.00 scholarship…$500.00 or $250.00…$250.00 scholarship for Mayor for a Day.  The other is a $250,000.00 scholarship to my son for whatever it’s worth.  You now heard my speech which I’m going to give when I get up to give the scholarships.  Saturday, June 14th, Farmers Market, Town Hall 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.  We’re going to be doing a bunch of Grand Openings coming up, Flanders Bagels, Mount Olive Bagels.  Pure Wireless Verizon  anniversary celebration this Saturday at 2:00 pm and coming up Saturday, June 21st, Raiders of the Lost Park Mud Run.  I spoke to Recreation today and it’s my understanding that enrollment at this point is up about 30 percent from where we were last year.  We are expecting a big turnout and a great event.  If you haven’t participated, you should.  It’s not really a run, it’s kind of like an obstacle kind of thing, you can do it as a walk in the park and you will end up quite dirty as a result of participating.  At the end of the day, I can say that there wasn’t one person that I saw that didn’t have a big smile on their face when they were done.  Bring your kids, participate and be part of what’s happening in a positive way in Mount Olive.  Thanks go to Flanders Pediatric Dentistry and GBW Insurance for being major sponsors and Sam’s Clubs, presenting sponsor.  We are really looking forward to that.  Many of you may have heard that there were some issues that related to the basketball program and the summer league.  We seem to have resolved those issues, so there’s no one here tonight to speak about it, but hopefully we’re going to be moving forward in a positive fashion with basketball.  Dealing with the sports clubs as an Administrator is one of the more difficult things that I’ve had to do as Mayor because you have to walk that fine line between the volunteers who obviously run the sporting organizations and trying to help out those people who feel that they’ve been aggrieved in some way by the sporting organizations.  We always try to find some kind of compromise to make everybody happy.  We’re not always successful and so if someone were to come to you with respect to some kind of grievance, you need to
take it with a grain of salt and try and deal with it in a way that makes my job easier when it gets to me, which is, you know what, we’ll see what we can do.  Ultimately, we are not the people who are able to make the decisions ultimately as to decisions made by the sporting organizations.  My position has been I’ve had Recreation reiterate this that I expect all of the sporting organizations to follow their by-laws.  We don’t dictate

what their by-laws should be and if they’re not happy with their by-laws they have the right to amend them.  Ultimately, if we are insuring the sporting organizations as quasi entities, I expect nothing less than compliance with their own by-laws.  Finally, with respect to the sporting organizations, I’ve directed Jill to tell each of the sporting organizations that they need to get E and O insurance and indemnify the Township because ultimately if we’re not involved in their decision making process and they’re sued as a result of decisions that they’ve made, we shouldn’t, the taxpayer shouldn’t bear the brunt of those decisions.  If anyone should come to you, that’s why that decision was made.  I think it’s consistent with the way that we have dealt with other organizations including the Fire Departments in the past where we had issues that came up as a result of the way that those organizations were run. 

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

Mr. Roman:  If I can chime in on what you were saying there.  Throughout the years I’ve been approached by various organizations with different issues and I would say nine times out of ten it was a failure in not following the by-laws and half the time of them not having adequate by-laws.  I hope this is a lesson to other organizations that they need to show off their by-laws.  Thank you.

President Mania:  Any other Administrative Reports?  Thank you.  Any Old Business?  New Business?  Legal Matters?

OLD BUSINESS - None

NEW BUSINESS - None

LEGAL MATTERS

Mr. Pasek:  Just one item tonight, Council President.  We wanted to provide an update to Council regarding the Paragon Village Independent Assisted Living Facility site.  This was an assisted living facility for seniors.  They were operating under payment in lieu of taxes structure.  The property owner defaulted under the program on their loan and the State of New Jersey took over the property.  The State is now looking to sell the property to a new developer.  We’ve been trying to come up with a tax structure that’s favorable to the Township.  Fred, with the help of Jack Marchione has been working with the Housing and Mortgage Authority or the State and we hope to have a proposal for the next meeting for Council’s consideration.

President Mania:  Do you have somebody interested in the purchase?

Mr. Pasek:  They’re looking for a purchaser at this time.

President Mania:  Okay.  Council Reports.  Mr. Amianda.

COUNCIL REPORTS

Board of Education Liaison Report
Mr. Amianda:  The Board of Education met June 9, 2014 at 6:30 pm.  Dr. Larrie Reynolds, Superintendent of Schools, discussed full day Kindergarten, K-Excel, operated by Mount Olive Childcare and Learning Center.  Studies have shown that full day Kindergarten improves children’s learning and literacy.  Enrollment in K-Excel full day Kindergarten is limited due to lack of space and funding.  Next, Mr. Kevin Stansberry, High School Principal, gave a report of 2014 HSPA results.  Our students did very well on those tests.  The Board took actions on Monthly Expenditures, Personnel, Curriculum and Instruction, Business and Administrative matters.  The meeting was well attended, there was a crowd of people.  There was standing room only, there was no room for parking.  Many people showed up because they had interest on what was on the Agenda, which was the outsourcing of food services.  Now, at the end the Board decided to table a motion to outsource cafeteria food service as a measurement because of certain legal technicalities.  I think the Board had the…they didn’t want to be challenged by the union.  That was the end of it.

President Mania:  Thank you, Mr. Amianda.  Mr. Ferrante.

Environmental Committee - none
Library Board Liaison
Lake Issues
Mr. Ferrante:  Nothing for the Environmental.  Lake issues, not really a lake issue, but today the Christie Administration announced annual free fishing day for this weekend.  You can come out to Budd Lake and fish for free.  No License is needed.  It’s an effort to introduce families and novices across the State into fishing. 

For the Library, the Library announced a lot of their summer activities.  They have various reading programs for age’s pre-K to six.  They have some game events.  They’ll have Rizzo’s Reptile Discovery and they also have a program presentation for Sea for Swimming, as well.  All that can be found on the Public Library website.  That’s all.

President Mania:  Thank you.  Mr. Perkins.

Senior Citizen Liaison - none
Economic Development Committee Report - none
TNR Program - none

MOTV Committee Liaison - none
Safety Committee Liaison
Mr. Perkins:  Thank you, Mr. President.  The Safety Committee meeting, I missed that, it was on the 21st of last month.  I did want to report to the Council, let’s see, we had one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine people that showed up to the tabletop event for that meeting.  The Chief from Budd Lake Fire was there, Nicholas Petonak from Budd Lake First Aid and Rescue Squad, Frank Wilpert from the Health Department, everyone else was just rank and file.  This Committee, this Public Safety Committee meeting has really morphed away from what our intent was years ago when we drafted the Resolution that the Council had approved, which set up a Committee to be headed by the Chief’s with an independent liaison chairperson from the Office of Emergency Management here.  That has since died off in its importance, as well as meetings.  The Mount Olive Joint Emergency Services Committee was somehow formed by the Chief’s who meet on an infrequent basis outside the realm of any jurisdiction or discussion with the Council.  My recommendation to the Council is that we abolish this Public Safety Committee and I will still be a participant to Mr. Cirone wherever possible, where I’m able to meet and it’s pretty much just information that he is giving out to the other members there.  It is no longer a functioning “Public Safety Committee that would have come back to the Council and made recommendations through the Business Administrator.  I think we are going to abolish the Committee as a whole, as it stood from before and let Mr. Cirone continue with the fine efforts that he’s doing educating the rank and file members that are showing up for his monthly meetings.  Anything else, Mr. President and Mr. Mayor would go through the Office of Emergency Management.

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

Recreation Liaison Report - none
Open Space Committee Report - none
Mr. Roman:  Open Space met last night.  Nothing of importance to note.  On Recreation, I’m proud to say that the Mount Olive 12U girl’s softball team, travel softball team has made it to the World Series two years in a row.  This is the first time ever that any Mount Olive team has made back to back appearances.  They are currently fundraising for this event and I would encourage each and every one of you to donate as I have.  Thank you.

Mr. Perkins:  I did.  I told them you put in for both of us.

President Mania:  Mr. Nicastro. 

Board of Health Report
Legislative Committee Report - none
Mr. Nicastro:  Nothing on the Legislative Committee.  The Board of Health meeting we had last month.  Beside normal routine course of business, one of the things that was changed was there was an Ordinance that was changed a little bit with electronic cigarettes and vapors, vape smoking and all that stuff to allow…I believe, the signage can’t be up any more and they have to keep it behind the counters and not keep it on displays for the kids underage.  Other than that it was a normal course of business. 

Planning Board Report - none
President Mania:  Thank you.  Planning Board meeting was cancelled, so there was no meeting.  Anyone from the public wish to be heard?  If not I’ll close it to the public.  Council Comments.  Mr. Amianda.

PUBLIC PORTION

COUNCIL COMMENTS

Mr. Amianda:  Nothing.

 

President Mania:  Mr. Ferrante

Mr. Ferrante:  Nothing tonight.

President Mania:  Mr. Perkins.

Mr. Perkins:  Thank you, Mr. President.  I’ll be brief.  This past Saturday, June 7th, I was once again honored to be able to act as a guardian for a fellow Veteran on the Honor Flight of Southern New Jersey, a trip down to Washington DC.  Last year I took our Korean Veteran, Mr. Allen Kurtspa, this year I had the distinction of being the guardian for Mr. Gerald Sheard.

President Mania:  Wow!

Mr. Perkins:  He is also a Korean War Veteran.  Rather salty old dog for most of us that know him, but as the day progressed, having the officers who were stationed at various intersections on the way through Glassborough all snapping to attention and saluting the buses brought a little tear and started to break him down.  The Fire Department in Glassborough had the ladder truck out with the huge American Flag across the road.  All of their staff was in dress uniform standing at attention with an Honor Guard saluting as the convoy went by.  They were escorted by 60 motorcycle riders from the Nam Vets who also made it all the way down to Washington DC and greeted the Veterans when they got to the World War II Memorial.  Senator Bob Dole and his wife, Elizabeth were sitting outside the World War II Memorial and greeted each one of the 200 Veterans from our group, as well as everyone else from other Honor Flights from around the nation that came in.  Gerry had a good time, got to talk to a lot of old people and everybody had their Navy hat on, so the different ships, they talked about the all the different ships they were on.  On the ride back they had the preverbial mail call, which includes a packet with letters from local school children thanking the Veterans for their service and time and what they have done and of course, unbeknownst to the Veteran’s, there’s letters from their family members that are inside there.  He was kind of confused by the envelope because it was in a Budd Lake Fire Department envelope and he didn’t know why that was inside and when he opened it up, it was a letter from his son, Bobby, the Chief of which obviously touched him much because the tears began to flow.  By the time we were done with dinner and all the saluting and all the gifts and the ride home, he now…he’s not as salty as he was, Mr. President.  Thank you.

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

Mr. Roman:  I have nothing.

President Mania:  Mr. Nicastro.

Mr. Nicastro:  Nothing.

President Mania:  A couple of things.  One, I too will be attending the Scholarship, I have two $500.00 scholarships from the Italian Club of Mount Olive that I will be presenting.  If anyone missed the Eagle concert last Friday night, you missed a good show.  I’ll tell you, it was fantastic.  The talent of our Superintendent of Schools was amazing.  I didn’t realize he was such a talented guy. 

Mayor Greenbaum:  Is Jack Greenbaum getting either of those of those Italian scholarships?

President Mania:  Motion to adjourn. 

ADJOURNMENT - Motion made and seconded. All in favor, none opposed, the meeting was adjourned at 8:17 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 June 24, 2014.                                                                                              

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Lisa Lashway, Township Clerk
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Mailing Address:
Mount Olive Township
Post Office Box 450
Budd Lake, NJ 07828

Physical Address:
Mount Olive Township
204 Flanders-Drakestown Road
Budd Lake, N.J. 07828

Telephone:
Main (973) 691-0900, Fax (973) 691-1326

Business Hours:
8:30 am - 4:30 pm (Monday thru Friday)


 

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