The Public Meeting of the Mount Olive Township Council was called to order at 7:03 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, Mrs. Labow, Mr. Perkins, Mr. Roman, Mr. Nicastro and Mr. Mania

Absent:           none

Also Present:  Lisa Lashway, Township Clerk; Jeff Pasek, Township Attorney; Sherry Maniscalco, CFO and Robert Greenbaum, Mayor
 
Public Hearing on the Adoption of Prequalification Regulations – Phase II: Exterior Restoration of the Mt. Olive Baptist Church

President Mania:  Thank you, Lisa.  Next on the agenda we have a Public Hearing on the Adoption of Prequalification Regulations – Phase II: Exterior Restoration of the Mt. Olive Baptist Church.  Does anyone here wish to be heard from the audience?  Hearing none.  We’ll move to the approval of Minutes of previous meetings.  Mr. Amianda, would you please?

APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS

February 11, 2014 WS (Mr. Mania absent)
February 25, 2014 WS & PM (Mr. Mania and Mr. Perkins absent)

Mr. Amianda:  Yes, Mr. President.  I make a motion to approve Minutes of the previous Meetings.

Mrs. Labow:  Second.

President Mania:  Roll Call.

ROLL CALL:            Passed with the exception of Mr. Perkins abstained on February 25, 2014 and Mr. Mania abstained on February 11, 2014 and February 25, 2014.

CORRESPONDENCE

LETTERS FROM RESIDENTS/ORGANIZATIONS/OTHER TOWNS

  1. Email received February 24, 2014, from New Jersey Public Entity Law Monthly regarding New Jersey Public Entity Law Monthly – February 2014.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received February 27, 2014, from New Jersey Conference of Mayors regarding NJCM Mayors Information Bulletin:  Brief Summary of Governor Christie’s Budget Address FY 2015.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Email received March 3, 2014, from New Jersey Transportation Planning Authority regarding Invitation: Morris Canal Greenway Conference March 27th, 1-5 pm Frelinghuysen Arboretum.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received March 4, 2014, from Downtown New Jersey regarding Downtown New Jersey March Board Meeting and Program.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Email received March 4, 2014, from Downtown New Jersey regarding Downtown New Jersey – Membership Renewal Time.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received March 6, 2014, from Morris Plains Boro regarding Morris County League Invitation – April 2, 2014.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received March 6, 2014, from North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority regarding you are invited to the Morris Canal Greenway Conference to be held on March 27, 2014.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Email received March 7, 2014, from Bloustein School News regarding NEWS from the Raritan River Initiative – March 2014.  PDF Correspondence

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

  1. Email received February 24, 2014, from State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding NJDEP Press Release – Christie Administration Takes Action To Protect Water And Wastewater Systems Against Disasters Like Sandy.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received February 24, 2014, from State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding Morris Habitat for Humanity, 18 Wallman Way (Block 2203, Lot 2).  PDF Correspondence
  1. Letter received February 24, 2014, from State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding Morris Habitat for Humanity, 20 Wallman Way (Block 2203, Lot 3).  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received February 26, 2014, from Chester, Ploussas, Lisowsky Partnership, LLC regarding Wetlands LOI Presence/Absence, 750 Clark Drive, Lot 11 CON4, Block 102.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Letter received February 27, 2014, from State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding Adjess Motors (Block 8200, Lots 7,8,9) Highlands Applicability Determination.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received March 3, 2014, from State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding One 290 gallon #2 Heating Oil Underground Storage Tank System.  10 Delbar Ave (Block 3601, Lot 19).  PDF Correspondence

MORRIS COUNTY

  1. Email received February 25, 2014, from County of Morris regarding News from County of Morris.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received February 24, 2014, from Morris County Planning Board regarding MCPB Minutes for January 16, 2014.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Letter received March 6, 2014, from County of Morris regarding Final Equalization Table for the County of Morris for the Year 2014.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received March 6, 2014, from Morris County Economic Development Corporation regarding Quarterly Meetings with Morris County Municipalities.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Letter received March 6, 2014, from Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority regarding the MCMUA requests the Department renew the Class B & C Recycling Center General Approval for the MCMUA-Mount Olive Recycling Center, Facility ID 132502.  PDF Correspondence

 

MUA / MSA

  1. Email received February 28, 2014, from Musconetcong Sewerage Authority regarding MSA Approved Meeting Minutes for January 23, 2014.  PDF Correspondence

UTILITIES

  1. Email received February 24, 2014, from Joe Mangano regarding New Jersey Electricity Aggregation Outlook: Momentum is Building As UBS Sees Higher Risk Premiums In Recent Auctions.  (Part 1) PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received February 25, 2014, from Joe Mangano regarding New Jersey Electricity Aggregation Outlook: Law Encourages “Large Scale Governmental Aggregation.”  (Part 2) PDF Correspondence
  1. Email received February 26, 2014, from Joe Mangano regarding New Jersey Electricity Aggregation Outlook: Shop Rates On Your Own vs Opt-Out Aggregation – Who Wins?  (Part 3) PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received February 27, 2014, from Joe Mangano regarding New Jersey Electricity Aggregation Outlook: Fastest Way To Keep Door To Door Salespeople Out of Your Community.  (Part 4) PDF Correspondence
  1. Email received February 28, 2014, from Joe Mangano regarding New Jersey Electricity Aggregation Outlook: Free Online Webinar Tuesday, March 4 @ 7pm. (Part 5) PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received February 28, 2014, from First Energy regarding JCP&L Transmission Line Helicopter Inspections 2/28/14.  PDF Correspondence

President Mania:  Correspondence.  We have…

Mrs. Labow:  Twenty six.

President Mania:  …twenty six letters of Correspondence.  Does anyone have any comments on the Correspondence?  Hearing none.  We’ll move to Ordinances for Public Hearing. 

ORDINANCES FOR PUBLIC HEARING

President Mania:  I open the hearing to the public on Ordinance #5-2014 entitled,

Ord. #5-2014  Ordinance of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive, in the County of Morris, State of New Jersey, Regulating the Placement and Use of Clothing Donation Bins.  PDF Ord

President Mania:  Is there anyone from the public wishing to be heard on the Ordinance?  Seeing none.  Mr. Ferrante, would you move that, please?

Mr. Ferrante:  Sure, I’d like to move for adoption and final passage of Ordinance #5-2014.

Mrs. Labow:  Second.

President Mania:  Any discussion?  Roll Call, please.

ROLL CALL:            Passed with the exception of Mr. Roman.

President Mania:  I declare Ordinance # 5-2014 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, I open the hearing to the public on Ordinance #6-2014,

Ord. #6-2014  An Ordinance of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive, in the County of Morris, State of New Jersey, Establishing Regulations for Ice Retardant Systems Within the Township of Mount Olive.  PDF Ord

President Mania:  Is there anyone from the public wishing to be heard?  I close it to the public.  Mrs. Labow, would you introduce that please.

Mrs. Labow:  Yes, thank you Mr. President.  I would like to introduce Ordinance # 6-2014 for adoption and final passage.

President Mania:  Is there a second?

Mr. Nicastro:  Second.

President Mania:  Mr. Nicastro seconded.  Any Council discussion?

ROLL CALL:            Passed unanimously

President Mania:  Ordinance #6-2014 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.  The next item for first reading is Ordinance #7-2014 entitled,

ORDINANCES FOR FIRST READING – (Second Reading 3/25/14)

Ord. #7-2014  An Ordinance of the Township of Mount Olive Amending Ordinance #31-2013 Which Established Salaries for the Mayor, Council, Department Heads, Supervisory Personnel and Employees of the Township Clerk’s Office. PDF Ord

President Mania:  Mr. Perkins.

Mr. Perkins:  I move that Ordinance #7-2014 be introduced by title and passed on first reading and that a meeting be held on March 25, 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.

Mr. Roman:  Second.

President Mania:  Mr. Roman seconded.  Any Council discussion?

ROLL CALL:            Passed with the exception of Mrs. Labow.

President Mania:  I move that Ordinance #8-2014….

Mrs. Lashway:  No.  No.  Next item on the…

President Mania:  Next item on the agenda for first reading is Ordinance #8-2014 entitled,

Ord. #8-2014  Township of Mount Olive Morris County, New Jersey Calendar Year 2014 Ordinance to Exceed the Municipal Budget Cost of Living Allowance and to Establish a CAP Bank (N.J.S.A. 40A-4-45.14). PDF Ord

President Mania:  Mr. Roman.

Mr. Roman:  Thank you.  I move that Ordinance #8-2014 be introduced by title and passed on first reading and that a meeting be held on March 25, 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.

Mr. Perkins:  Second.

President Mania:  Is there a second?

Mr. Perkins:  Second.

President Mania:  Mr. Perkins seconded.  Any discussion?  Roll Call.

ROLL CALL:            Passed unanimously

President Mania:  Next item on the agenda for first reading is Ordinance #9-2014,

Ord. #9-2014  Bond Ordinance Amending Sections 3(a)(1), 3(1)(1) and 6(b) of Bond Ordinance #5-2013 of the Township of Mount Olive, in the County of Morris, New Jersey, Finally Adopted March 19, 2013, as Amended September 6, 2013, Respectively, in Order to Increase the Appropriation and Authorization Amounts for the Projects Described in Section 3(a)(1), to Delete Section 3(1)(1) and to Amend Section 6(b). PDF Ord.

Mrs. Lashway:  It says 6(b).

President Mania:  Mr. Ferrante.

Mr. Ferrante:  Sure.  I move that Ordinance #9-2014 be introduce by title and passed on first reading and that a meeting be held on March 25, 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:  Roll call, please…I mean any discussion?

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. 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 the ‘Pay-to-Play’ Law (GE Capital). 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 the ‘Pay-to-Play’ Law (Petillo Incorporated – concrete pour and broom finish). PDF Res *Added
  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 the ‘Pay-to-Play’ Law (Petillo Incorporated – site preparation and fine grading contractor). PDF Res *Added

 

  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 the ‘Pay-to-Play’ Law (Petillo Incorporated – sonatube, rough concrete prep reinforcement bar preparation and fence post preparation contractor). PDF Res *Added
  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 the ‘Pay-to-Play’ Law (FDR Hitches, LLC). PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Amending the 2014 Temporary Budget for the Current Fund. PDF Res
  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Waiver of Duplicated Water Fees for Siemens. PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Award of the Contract for Construction of the Mount Playmore Tot Lot to DiCambio Landscaping. PDF Res Revised*
  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Approving the Memorandum of Understanding between the Township of Mount Olive and Fratelli Beretta USA. PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Execution of a Developer’s Agreement between the Township of Mount Olive and Fratelli Beretta USA, Inc. PDF Res
  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Execution of a Grant Agreement with the County of Morris for the 2013 Community Development Block Grant Program – Budd Lake Drainage Phase III Project. PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution to Introduce the2014 Solid Waste Collection District Budget. PDF Res
  1. Resolution to Introduce the 2014 Budget. PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution RE: Self Examination of Budget. PDF Res
  1. Resolution RE: Temporary Capital Budget PDF Res *Added

 

President Mania:  We have Consent Resolutions one through fifteen.  We want to move twelve, thirteen and fourteen to Non-Consent.  Is that correct?  Anyone else want any moved to Non Consent? 

Mr. Roman: Twelve, thirteen, fourteen and fifteen.

Mrs. Lashway:  Not fifteen.

President Mania:  Not fifteen.  Twelve, thirteen and fourteen.  Did you want fifteen, Alex?

Mr. Roman:  No.

Mrs. Lashway:  Mr. Nicastro.

President Mania:  Mr. Nicastro, would you move it?

Mr. Nicastro:  Yes.  I move Consent Motions one through eleven and fifteen.

Mrs. Labow:  Second.

President Mania:  Any discussion?  Roll Call.

ROLL CALL:            Passed unanimously

President Mania:  Resolution 12, would someone make a motion, please.

Mr. Nicastro:  I’ll make a motion.

Mrs. Labow:  Second.

President Mania:  Is there a second.

Mrs. Labow:  Second.
 
Mr. Roman :  Make a motion to…

Mr. Nicastro:  To move.

President Mania:  To move. Right.

Mr. Nicastro:  To move Resolution 12.

Mrs. Lashway:  To approve Resolution 12.

Mr.Nicastro:  To approve Resolution 12.

President Mania:  Approve Resolution 12.

Mrs. Labow:  Second. 

ROLL CALL:            Passed unanimously

President Mania:  Would someone move Resolution 13?  Mr. Perkins.

Mr. Perkins:  So moved, Mr. President.

Mrs. Labow:  Second.

President Mania:  Any discussion?  Roll Call.

ROLL CALL:            Passed unanimously

President Mania:  Resolution 14.  Mr. Perkins, again.  God Bless you.

 

Mr. Perkins:  So moved, Mr. President.

Mrs. Labow:  Second.

President Mania:  Any discussion?  Roll Call, please.

Mayor Greenbaum:  It has to be open to the public on all the Resolutions…

Mrs. Lashway:  No.

Mayor Greenbaum:  Non Consent Resolutions have to be open to the public. 

Mrs. Lashway:  No.

Mayor Greenbaum:  Absolutely.  All Resolutions have to have public comment. 

Mrs. Lashway:  I disagree. 

Mayor Greenbaum:  Okay.

Mrs. Lashway:  I won’t disagree with you.  Jeff, do you have an answer?

Mayor Greenbaum:  Let’s look at the agenda for a second. 

Mrs. Labow:  It doesn’t say it on there…oh yes, under Individual Resolutions it says it right there.

Mr. Nicastro:  Public Portion on Individual Resolutions it says on the agenda.

Mrs. Lashway:  That’s not required, in my opinion.

Mayor Greenbaum:  That’s fine.

Mrs. Lashway:  The public hearing on the budget Resolutions won’t be until the April 8th meeting.

Mayor Greenbaum:  I understand.  That’s fine.  I don’t mean to question you, you certainly know the procedure much better than I do, I just thought it had to be opened.  We always open all of the Resolutions to the public, I thought.  It doesn’t matter.

Mrs. Lashway:  Do you want to open it to the public? 

Mrs. Labow:  I would say it’s on the agenda…

Mrs. Lashway:  We’ve already voted on it, so it really doesn’t matter.

Mr. Perkins:  We have members of the public here who may want to comment.

President Mania:  Anyone from the public?

Ned McDonnell:  Budd Lake.  I just want to comment that I believe Rob is correct, that the past Resolutions have always been open to the public.

Mayor Greenbaum:  The record should reflect though that it was open to the public and there was no one who wanted to speak on the substance of any of the individual Resolutions.  There isn’t anyone here to challenge ultimately any of the decisions which were made because it was even subsequently open to the public and there was no substance to the discussion. 

President Mania:  Thank you, Rob.  Roll Call.

ROLL CALL:            Passed unanimously

President Mania:  Council Comments on Consent Resolutions.

Mr. Perkins:  Done.  We’re finished.

President Mania:  Pardon.

Mr. Perkins:  You’re done.

President Mania:  Okay.

Mr. Perkins:  Consent Motions, Mr. President.

Mrs. Lashway:  We’ve done all that.  We are down here on Consent Motions.

President Mania:  Consent Motions, Mr. Amianda, please.

CONSENT MOTIONS

  1. Bill List. PDF Bill List

 

Mr. Amianda:  Yes, Mr. President.  I make a motion to approve Consent Motions.

Mr. Roman:  The Bill List.

Mr. Nicastro:  Second.

President Mania:  Any discussion.  Roll Call.

ROLL CALL:            Passed unanimously

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

President Mania:  Administrative Reports, Mayor. 

Mayor Greenbaum:  Yes.  I just want the record to reflect that Mr. Canning had some personal matters that he needed to attend to this evening.  After discussing it with him, I told him that they were more important than him being here this evening and I excused him.  I have several matters that I would like to put into the record.  First and foremost, after having spent the day yesterday in Mr. D’s class in the Middle School and listening to him, I thought it was a good thing to make tomorrow “Random Acts of Kindness Day” in Mount Olive.  On my Face Book page we’re going to be detailing and looking for comments from people in town who either witness or participate in random acts of kindness.  Secondly, March 14th is Pi Day in Mount Olive.  Restaurants are posted on the Recreation Face Book page.  That’s all I have.

President Mania:  Thank you, Mayor. 

Mrs. Labow:  Mr. Mania. 

President Mania:  Colleen.

Mrs. Labow:  I wanted to just add on to what Mayor Greenbaum said.  It was really nice the other day, we received an e-mail from Bob Peterson and Rose Peterson.  They moved.  They lived on Parkway.  They moved to Florida and once they got settled in, they sent an e-mail stating that they just really loved their years living here and what a great job Mount Olive Township has done and the staff…everything, sanitation, road crews, everybody is always so pleasant and it made their many years living here in the community absolutely fantastic and I thought, wasn’t that so nice.  Here they were, they’re off and they’ve moved and down in their new section of life and they took the time to send an e-mail back home sort to speak and I just thought that was a wonderful thing for them to do.  It’s always nice to hear good things.

President Mania:  Absolutely.  Just don’t tell us the bad news.  Any Old Business?  New Business?  Legal Matters, Jeff.

Mr. Pasek:  Just one item tonight, Mr. President.  We wanted to provide Council with a brief update regarding the ARD matter.  At the end of last week, we received the court’s opinion in this matter.  The Trail court is essentially remanding the matter back to the Planning Board for further hearing.  We’re going to confer with Ed Buzak, the Planning Board Attorney regarding the court’s opinion and we’ll provide Council with the decision, as well as a summary of the history for next Council Meeting. 

 

President Mania:  Thank you, Jeff.  Council Reports.  Board of Education, Daniel.

OLD BUSINESS

NEW BUSINESS

LEGAL MATTERS

COUNCIL REPORTS

Board of Education Liaison Report
Mr. Amianda:  Yes.  I have something to say.  The Board of Education met yesterday, March 10th, 2014, at 6:30 pm at the Administration Building.  Among the things that were discussed or approved by the Board was the 2014-2015 School Budget, which is to be submitted to New Jersey Department of Education as follows.  This is a breakdown of the budget,
General Fund                            $80,636,978.00
Special Revenue                       $  1,028,319.00
Debt Services Fund                  $  5,170,268.00 
Total Base Budget                    $86,835,565.00 
Described Budget results resulted in a General Fund tax levy of $60,863,620.00 and Debt Service tax levy of $4,587,826.00.  The Board approved Capital Projects and Expenditures for 2014-2015 school year and approved budgeted capital reserve withdrawal in the amount of $1 million dollars to help finance school projects for 2014-2015.  That’s just the summary of what was discussed.

President Mania:  Thank you, Daniel.  Environmental Committee, Mr. Ferrante.

Environmental Committee - none
Library Board Liaison - none
Lake Issues
Mr. Ferrante:  The only thing I have for Budd Lake Committee, we should be getting the date for the spring cleanup of the lake soon.  Once I get that date, I’ll make the announcement. 

President Mania:  Lake Issues, Library Board?

Mr. Ferrante:  Nothing.

President Mania:  Senior Citizen, Mrs. Labow.

Senior Citizen Liaison - none  
Economic Development Committee Report - none
TNR Program - none
Mrs. Labow:  Nothing to report on any of the committees right now.

President Mania:  Economic Development Committee.

Mrs. Labow:  On all three nothing to report.  I reported last meeting, so I have nothing for this one.

President Mania:  TNR.

Mrs. Labow:  Same thing.  Nothing to report right now.

President Mania:  Safety Committee, Mr. Perkins.

MOTV Committee Liaison
Safety Committee Liaison
Mr. Perkins:  Thank you, Mr. President.  We have a meeting scheduled for tomorrow at the Budd Lake Rescue Squad.  After speaking with Chief Bobby Sheard from Budd Lake, I knew you were away, they have formed the
Mount Olive Joint Emergency Services Committee, which is separate from the Public Safety Committee as well as separate from the OEM Safety Committee.  Mr. Cirone is in charge of the meeting tomorrow.  After tomorrow evening, I will come back to the Council with a either a recommendation that we modify or abolish what was set up, I think in 2008 or 2009 as the Public Safety Committee under the purview of the Council.  I will let everybody know at the next meeting.  Nothing to report on Mount Olive television except I did get a

 

chance to review the 2013 Christmas Party based on the Seniors, which will hopefully be airing pretty soon.  That’s it.  Thank you, Miss Brett.

President Mania:  Thank you, Mr. Perkins.  Open space Committee, Mr. Roman.

Recreation Liaison Report
Open Space Committee Report
Mr. Roman:  Open Space Committee met last night.  The only importance to note was that there was discussion of reaching out to the Community Garden to introduce them to a seed lending and sharing library.  For those of you who don’t know what that is, only non-profit organizations can get bulk assortment of seeds that certain seed manufacturers have in surplus and since the community garden hasn’t developed their own entity as of yet, Open Space is looking to facilitate in connecting the gardeners with the companies.  That’s it.  On Recreation, this March 26th at 7:30 pm, at the Corner Pub, Mount Olive Recreation will have its first annual Sports Summit.  The purpose of the summit will be to bring all of the sports organizations together in order to highlight what they can offer each other, also introduce the high school head coaches of those respective sports so that they can further enhance the dialogue between the high school sports and the recreation sports.  There’s going to be a presentation of a head trauma program.  It will also allow the sport organizations to all be told to make themselves available as to what facilities and future programs they have coming their way and also to outline to them the sports complaint process and procedures.  It’s one way to also introduce them to our sports ombudsman, Paul Licitra.  I believe the Mayor will be in attendance that evening.  That’s all I have.

President Mania:  Thank you, Mr. Roman.  Board of Health, Mr. Nicastro.

Board of Health Report
Legislative Committee Report
Mr. Nicastro:  Board of Health meeting is next Wednesday.  Legislative Committee, I’m meeting with the Legislator’s on the 21st to get any updates on Mount Olive.  That’s it.

Planning Board Report
President Mania:  Planning Board meeting was cancelled for this Thursday.  The next meeting will be the 20th.  I will be attending. 

COUNCIL COMMENTS

PUBLIC PORTION – none

President Nicastro:  Anyone from the public wish to be heard?  Nothing.  Council Comments.  Mr. Amianda.

Mr. Amianda:  Mr. President, I have no comment.

President Mania:  Mr. Ferrante.

Mr. Ferrante:  Nothing for me.

President Mania:  Mrs. Labow.

Mrs. Labow:  No comment. 

President Mania:  Mr. Perkins.

Mr. Perkins:  I would be remiss if I didn’t have a short comment.  Welcome back, Mr. President.  Hope you enjoyed Florida while we froze up here.

President Mania:  I really feel bad.

Mr. Perkins:  I’m sure you do.  We can see it on your face.  It’s been a tough winter for all of Mount Olive.  Looking forward to a lot of the exciting programs through recreation that we’ll be offering to the community.  Time for everybody to start getting moving again.  Thank you, Mr. President. 

President Mania:  Thank you.  Mr. Roman.

Mr. Roman:  I have nothing to report.

 

President Mania:  Mr. Nicastro.

Mr. Nicastro:  Nothing right now. 

President Mania:  It’s good to be back.  Even though I was in Florida, one of my neighbors where I was staying was from Mount Olive and I got an update on all the things that happened in Mount Olive, the library, the ambulance, the fire truck, etc.  I wish I could say that when I go away next time, nothing bad is going to happen, but I’ll keep praying. 

Mr. Perkins:  You’re talking to your cause.  You are not going anywhere.

Mayor Greenbaum:  Did your friend think the Mayor was doing a good job?

President Mania:  You know, he did say something about that.  He was wishing you’d come down maybe, he wanted to take you fishing on his boat.  Motion to adjourn.

ADJOURNMENT - Motion made and seconded. All in favor, none opposed, the meeting was adjourned at 7:29 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 March 25, 2014.                                                                                              

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Lisa Lashway, Township Clerk

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Budd Lake, NJ 07828

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