The Public Meeting of the Mount Olive Township Council was called to order at 7:56 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; Sean Canning, Business Administrator

APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS

May 6, 2014, WS & PM (Mrs. Labow absent)

President Mania:  Mr. Amianda, would you make a motion to approve the Minutes of previous meetings? 

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

Mr. Roman:  Second.

President Mania:  Roll Call.

ROLL CALL:            Passed with the exception of Mrs. Labow abstained.
CORRESPONDENCE
LETTERS FROM RESIDENTS/ORGANIZATIONS/ OTHER TOWNS

  1. Email received May 5, 2014, from Bicycle Touring Club of North Jersey regarding Bicycle Touring Club of North Jersey-Ramapo Rally-Sunday, August 17, 2014.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received May 6, 2014, from FEMA regarding IGA: Less than a Month Until 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season Begins.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Email received May 6, 2014, from Public Performance and Reporting Network regarding Save the Date: An International Conference on Cultural Institutions and Urban Transformation – Oct 9-10, 2014.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received May 7, 2014, from NOFA-NJ regarding Upcoming NOFA-NJ Events.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Email received May 7, 2014 from North Jersey RC&D regarding NJRCD Receives William Penn Foundation Grant.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received May 7, 2014, from One Community One Book regarding Memorandum for Record – Proclamation Recognizing the “One Community One Book” program.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Email received May 8, 2014, from National League of Cities regarding Preventing Municipal Fraud: A Case Study Webinar – Register Today.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received May 9, 2014, from MCANJ IT Committee regarding Proclamation from Beachwood – Primary Immuno Deficiencies Disease.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Email received May 13, 2014, from NOFA-NJ regarding Calling all Farmers to Sign On!  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received May 14, 2014, from Downtown New Jersey regarding Downtown New Jersey – Program.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received May 14, 2014, from NOFA-NJ regarding Upcoming NOFA-NJ Events.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Email received May 15, 2014, from Sara Malone regarding Sustainability Awards for Municipalities.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received May 15, 2014, from Bloustein School News regarding News from the Raritan River Initiative-May 2014.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Email received May 15, 2014, from Downtown New Jersey regarding Downtown New Jersey – Program.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Postcard received May 16, 2014, to send to Governor Chris Christie regarding No Demolition!, Join the concerned citizens committed to the preservation of the historic Greystone hospital.  PDF Correspondence

RESOLUTIONS / ORDINANCES OTHER TOWNS

  1. Letter received May 15, 2014, from Rockaway Township regarding Adopted Resolution #R-14-94 (employee health care benefits).  PDF Correspondence

 

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

  1. Letter received May 5, 2014, from State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding One 550 gallon #2 Heating Oil Underground Storage Tank System (3 Tinc Road, Block 5300, Lot 72).  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received May 5, 2014, from State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding NJDEP Press Release – State history Fair to be Held at Washington Crossing State Park.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Email received May 7, 2014, from State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding NJDEP Press Release – “Don’t Waste Our Open Space.”  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received May 7, 2014, from State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding Freshwater Wetlands General Permit No. 21 – Pre-Cancellation (Block 102, Lot 12).  PDF Correspondence
  2. Email received May 8, 2014, from State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding NJDEP Press Release – 2014 Green Acres Preservation Funding.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Email received May 12, 2014, from State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding Availability of NJDEP Green Acres Grant Funding.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received May 12, 2014, from State of New Jersey, Department of Transportation regarding Maintenance Roadway Repair Contract North, Sub-Region N-2, Contract No. N205, DP14421.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Letter received May 12, 2014, from State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding Letter of Interpretation: Presence/Absence Determination.  Fratelli Beretta, Block 102, Lot 11).  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received May 12, 2014, from State of New Jersey, Department of Transportation regarding Public Notification of Environmental Remediation.  NJDOT Hackettstown Maintenance Yard, MP 23 Rt 46, Washington Township, NJ.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Letter received May 14, 2014, from Groundwater and Environmental Services regarding Classification Exception Area Establishment Notification, LNA Service Station, 292 Rout 206 South, Flanders.  PDF Correspondence

 

 

  1. Email received May 15, 2014, from State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection regarding Radon Awareness Program.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Letter received May 15, 2014, from Verina Consulting Group, LLC regarding Initial Receptor Evaluation Submission (95 Route 46).  PDF Correspondence

 

MORRIS COUNTY

  1. Email received May 2, 2014, from County of Morris regarding News from County of Morris.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received May 9, 2014, from County of Morris regarding News from County of Morris.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Letter received May 9, 2014, from County of Morris, Department of Human Resources regarding Public Notice-Morris Area Paratransit System (MAPS) Public Hearing.  PDF Correspondence

 

MUA / MSA /MWA

  1. Email received May 14, 2014, from Musconetcong Watershed Association regarding Two MWA Events:  Paddle the Musky and Hike the Musconetcong Gorge.  PDF Correspondence

 

UTILITIES

  1. Letter received May 15, 2014, from Comcast regarding Channel Changes.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Email received May 15, 2014, from First Energy regarding JCP&L Open house and RDO Tour is attached.  PDF Correspondence

President Mania:  We have some Correspondence here, 34 pieces of Correspondence.  Any discussion?  Hearing none. 

ORDINANCES FOR PUBLIC HEARING

President Mania:  Ordinances for public hearing.  I open the hearing to the public on Ordinance #13-2014, 

Ord.#13-2014 Bond Ordinance Providing for the Acquisition of Various Equipment in and by the Township of Mount Olive, in the County of Morris, New Jersey, Appropriating $125,000 Therefor and Authorizing the Issuance of $118,750 Bonds or Notes of the Township to Finance Part of the Cost Thereof. PDF Ord
 
President Mania:  Mr. Ferrante.

Mr. Ferrante:  Thank you, Council President.  I move for adoption and final passage of Ordinance #13-2014.

Mr. Perkins:  Second.

Mrs. Lashway:  Any Council discussion?

President Mania:  Any Council discussion?  Roll Call, please.

ROLL CALL:            Passed unanimously

President Mania:  I declare Ordinance #13-2014 is passed on second reading and I hereby direct the Clerk to forward a copy of the same to the Mayor and publish the notice of adoption as required by law. 

ORDINANCES FOR FIRST READING – none

 

 

 

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

CONSENT RESOLUTIONS

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Award of Contract for Tile Supply and Installation of a Playground Safety Surface to Z-Tech Contracting, LLC. PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Approving the Submission of an Application to New Jersey Department of Transportation for LAIF- Discretionary Funds for the Resurfacing of International Drive South Phase II Project. PDF Res
  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Tax Collector to Prepare and Mail Estimated Tax Bills in accordance with PL 1994 Chapter 72. PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Cancellation of an Ordinance Balance. PDF Res
  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Waiver of Limitation of Turkey Brook Hours of Operation for the Mt. Olive Baseball Association Tournament. PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing a Contract Award to Musco Sports Lighting, LLC for Sports Field Lighting Equipment for Soccer Field No. 4 and Overflow Lighting for Soccer Field No. 3 and Special Events Area at Turkey Brook Park. PDF Res
  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing Change Order No. 2 to the Contract for the Refurbishment of Engine 53 for Budd Lake Fire Department. PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing Change Order No. 1 to the Contract for the Cloverhill Wastewater Treatment Plant Influent Screen Replacement. PDF Res
  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Approving a Vendor Service Contract for Picture this on Granite for the VA 9/11 Monument pursuant to the “Pay to Play” Law.

 

President Mania:  Next, on the Agenda is our Consent Resolutions.  We have one added.  We have nine.  Does everyone have a copy of the one that was added? 

Mr. Amianda:  Yes.

President Mania:  Okay.  Does anyone wish to move any to Non-Consent?  Hearing none, a motion to approve the Consent Resolutions.

Mrs. Labow:  So moved.

President Mania:  Mrs. Labow.

Mrs. Labow:  I move Resolutions one through nine.

Mr. Perkins:  Second. 

President Mania:  Discussion?  Roll Call.

ROLL CALL              Passed with the exception of Mr. Roman, no on number nine.

President Mania:  Anyone from the public wish to be heard on the Consent Resolutions?  Any Council Comments?  Next, we have the Consent Motions.  Mr. Perkins. 

 

CONSENT MOTIONS

  1. Bill List. PDF Bill List
  2. Peddlers Permit for Ronald Talmage

 

Mr. Perkins:  Yes, Mr. President.  I move for approval of the Bill List.

Mrs. Labow:  Second.

President Mania:  Any discussion?   Roll Call.

ROLL CALL:            Passed unanimously

Mrs. Lashway:  We have an additional Motion added tonight, which is the approval of a Peddler’s Permit for Ronald Talmage for ice cream vending.

Mr. Perkins:  So moved.

Mrs. Labow:  Second.

President Mania:  Discussion.

Mr. Roman:  He’s the Queenie…the same one from last year that we previously approved, correct?

Mrs. Lashway:  Yes.

Mr. Roman:  Alright.  How many current ice cream trucks are we operating?

Mrs. Lashway:  Two.

Mr. Roman:  Two companies.

Mr. Perkins:  Two. Two.

President Mania:  Any further discussion?  Roll Call.

ROLL CALL:            Passed unanimously

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

President Mania:  Administrative Reports, Mr. Canning?

Mr. Canning:  Thank you, Mr. President.  I just added to the report, again, I anticipate I’ll be able to get back to Council hopefully by the June 10th meeting.  Everybody will get a full report, if it involves anything that’s confidential, it will be individualized to each of the Council with a sealed envelope for the pre-allegations made here tonight.  A couple of things, one, the Carson Road tables that we discussed last fall, they were marked out today, we’re about to start installing them tomorrow.  I’m very happy to see that Tim has gotten that on schedule.  We’ve said all along May.  One of the residents had stopped in last week and I informed her that we would be starting this week.  It looks like tomorrow they’re going to start putting the speed tables on Carson Road.  I’m glad to see that.  The other thing from the Mayor, the Fairy and Pirate Festival was a huge success.  Again, Recreation has been doing a great job in attracting thousands of visitors lately with their events.  This one was approximately 4,000 visitors for the Fairy and Pirate Festival.

Mrs. Labow:  Nice.

Mr. Canning:  Great job by Jill and Laura and Lisa and Liz and the whole staff.  They continue to do a great job.  The Farmers Market continues to get more vendors.  Every Saturday, they’re here from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.  Again, that has been very well attended.  I know Jill and Lauren and everybody else from Recreation is rotating Saturday’s to make sure they’re set up and that it’s going to be a success.  Memorial Day Parade will start promptly this Monday, 10:00 am, in CMS parking lot.  I know the Mayor will be there and I believe we have some special things to read and some other things.  Thursday, May 29th will be the Power Wheels Series Grand Prix at Turkey Brook Park, the soccer parking lot.  That’ll be starting up.  The last thing from Administration, as you all see, the Mount Playmore is entering its final stages.  We’re thinking about a week

from Friday we’re hoping to finally be able to unveil this to let the kids play on it.  It’s been cute, I’ve been up there quite a bit helping out and there’s one little boy…everyday there’s mothers or fathers driving with kids that want to see the progress…but the one little boy in the back of one of the vans yells “thank you” from the back of his van every day.  A couple of days it’s been raining on us up there and it’s just been a dreary day and it kind of makes everybody smile, you remember what you’re doing.  It’s a little three or four year old kid screaming thank you every day, it’s very nice.  That’s all for Administration.

Mrs. Labow:  That’s nice.      

President Mania:  Mr. Roman.

Mr. Roman:  Sean, have we been taking pictures all along so that we can eventually... 

Mr. Canning:  Yes.  There’s a timeline every day.  As a matter of fact, I believe there’s a lot on Facebook John Geiger has been taking, we have them on Iworqs.  There’s one resident, I have the email and I’ll forward it to you.  Every day she comes and takes a ton of pictures and she has forwarded me in email from the start where the first day there was just holes and an army descending on the place to now it looks like a village.  It’s really neat to see how this thing has come about.  It’s been a lot of hard work and everybody who has been up there has really shone, but when were done, I’m going to single out a couple of extra people because there’s about three or four of them that has just been herculeant.  This has not been a small project for the Township to run, it’s been a big GC project for us, but were going to see it through to success.

Mr. Roman:  Thank you.

President Mania:  Sean, when is the rubber padding due?

Mr. Canning:  A week from…what’s today…Tuesday, next Tuesday morning they’re going to start installing that.  The reason why we put it, tomorrow was originally the date, we wanted to make sure all the cuts were done up there, we didn’t want any of the tile being damaged.  We’re pretty confident…most of the work right now is just detail trim work and it’s just tedious.  Ninety eight percent of the construction is done now, it’s just dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s and making sure it’s safe.  Then we’ll be good to go.  We’re going to have a JIF safety inspector come out, walk it, make sure that they give us the clean bill of health and we’re hoping real soon we’ll be able to unveil it. 

President Mania:  Fantastic job.  A tribute to Mount Olive.

Mrs. Labow:  Absolutely.

Mr. Canning:  Like I said, when were done I’m going to invite all the public works guys that worked on here to one of the meetings and say thank you to them because it was actually a pleasure and honor to work alongside a lot of these guys, I’ve been up there five days and not all the weather was nice and a lot of it was hard, but they did a good job. 

President Mania:  Mr. Amianda.

Mr. Amianda:  What progress are we making with the potholes?

Mr. Canning:  With what?

Mr. Amianda:  Potholes.

Mr. Canning:  Potholes, yes, potholes.  I’m about to update the monthly report on the Excel.  They are out there full force, as a matter of fact the rest of the Township is back a week ago Monday, back to doing our normal jobs.  Right now we have 53 open calls.  I know that number because I ran it today.  Fifty three open pothole calls, they’ve been out every day, so that tells you that magnitude of the problem that was out there.  Our biggest open calls right now, 53 potholes are out there and chipping, right now we have about 29 chip locations that we have to catch up on.  The Roads guys, in addition to the Carson Road speed bumps, those are their two big priorities.  I’m pretty sure we’ll have them knocked down late May, I would give to until about mid-June we should have a handle on it.

Mr. Amianda:  Thank you.

Mr. Canning:  You’re welcome. 

Mrs. Lashway:  Alex.

Mr. Mania:  Mr. Roman.

Mr. Roman:  Sean, what’s the progress of residents that have been requesting second cans? 

Mr. Canning:  Yes.

Mr. Roman:  Do we still have a back log on that or how are we doing?

Mr. Canning:  No.  We’ve only granted three of them.  I’ll tell you why there is only three.  We’ve gotten probably about 23.  When they request a second can, what we do is we take the address down and we tell them, we’re going to swing by and check out your garbage for the next couple of weeks to make sure that what’s in the garbage stream should be garbage.  What we found in 20 out of the 23 has been cardboard, plastics, cans that just shouldn’t be in there.  Once they start recycling, the amount of garbage bags that go into that can dwindles drastically and they find out that maybe I don’t need that second can.  The three are real special cases, there’s either a special needs person living in that house and there’s a lot of extra waste, not medical waste, but a lot of just waste that just isn’t recyclable and it adds to the bulk.  Where they’re needed, we give them. 

Mr. Roman:  Okay.  Thank you.

Mr. Nicastro:  I’ve got a question.  I have a question on the recycling while we’re at it tonight because I get confused on (expletive) myself.  I put out a huge bin of all the plastics from the vegetables that come in the vegetable trays.

Mr. Canning:  Yes.

Mr. Nicastro:  Are they recyclable?

Mr. Canning:  Yes.

Mr. Nicastro:  Because they left them today, the whole box along with I had those plastic, you know those hanging baskets.  Those I thought were recyclable too because they are plastic.

Mr. Canning:  Is there a number on them?  Usually if its recyclable plastic, you’re going to see one through seven, you’re going to see a triangle with arrows.

Mr. Nicastro:  I have to check it.  I never looked.

Mr. Roman:  If it’s not there, just draw it in.

Mr. Canning:  Don’t just draw it, if there’s a triangle and I know we’ve discussed it about the Styrofoam, which I believe is a five.  That’s the one I’m battling with our vendor about.  Everything should be a one through seven and if there’s a triangle with a number in there, we consider it recyclable.

Mr. Nicastro:  Okay.  I’ll check them to see, I don’t know.  I didn’t look.

Mr. Canning:  If it has a number, then it’s recyclable.

Mr. Nicastro:  Okay.

President Mania:  Mr. Perkins.

Mr. Perkins:  Sean, I think the last flyers we got from DPW still say one and two only.

Mrs. Labow:  Yes.

Mr. Canning:  That’s patently incorrect.  Tim might have gotten that from the MUA.  Did that come out recently because I’m going to have to talk to Tim about that.

Mr. Perkins:  Well, it comes out in the beginning of the year.

Mrs. Labow:  In the calendar.

Mr. Perkins:  You know the calendar. 

Mrs. Labow:  The Town Planner.

Mr. Perkins:  Everything still talks about only number one and number two.  We need to notify the residents.  I think that will help our waste stream quite a bit if people know they can throw damn near anything away.  If it’s plastic, throw it in there.

Mr. Canning:  I’m with you.  I’ve seen it in action.  I know the recycling works.  I know the diversion works.

Mr. Perkins:  I just don’t think that the residents understand that.

Mr. Canning:  Okay.  I will meet with Tim.  I know we have a staff meeting next week, but I’ll grab him tomorrow about it.  Thank you.

Mr. Perkins:  You’re welcome.  Thank you, Mr. President.

OLD BUSINESS - None

NEW BUSINESS - None

LEGAL MATTERS

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

Mr. Pasek:  Thank you, Mr. President.  I’m going to pass down a piece of paper for Council to see with two names on it.  The Mayor’s preparing a Proclamation in the very near future recognizing these two individuals without disclosing their names publically.  We just wanted to get a consensus to see if Council wanted to join in on the Mayor’s Proclamation recognizing these two individuals.  I’ll start this way.

President Mania:  Do you want to see it?

Mr. Pasek:  I would just ask that after everybody gets a chance to see the two names, I would just ask Council President to take a consensus to see if Council wants to join in.

Mr. Roman:  I’m going to add my name…

Mr. Perkins:  Add all of our names.

President Mania:  I personally have no problem joining in.  They’ve done 30 years of service with…

Mrs. Lashway:  Shhhh.

President Mania:  …the parade, the Memorial Day Parade.

Mrs. Lashway:  It’s a surprise, we’re on TV.

Mr. Perkins:  It’s late, they’ll already be off the TV, don’t worry about it.

Mr. Nicastro:  That’s true.

President Mania:  How’s the rest of the Council feel?

All in favor.

President Mania:  Any other Legal Matters, Jeff?

Mr. Pasek:  No.  That was it Council President.  Council Reports.  Mr. Amianda. 

COUNCIL REPORTS

Board of Education Liaison Report - none
Mr. Amianda:  No report.

President Mania:  Mr. Ferrante.

Environmental Committee - none
Library Board Liaison - none
Lake Issues
Mr. Ferrante:  The only thing I have is they had the Lake cleanup last week and it was a nice success.  They had the scouts come out and assist, as well. 

Mrs. Labow:  Nice.

Mr. Ferrante:  That’s all. 

President Mania:  Library Board, nothing? 

Mr. Ferrante:  No, they meet in a couple of weeks.

President Mania:  Senior Citizen, Mrs. Labow.

Senior Citizen Liaison
Economic Development Committee Report
TNR Program
Mrs. Labow:  Senior Citizens are going to...they’re moving right along, they have a lot of activities.  Our surrogate came two weeks ago, there was about 120 seniors there to speak with him.  A lot of information, so that was a wonderful event.  They have on June 6th, is when the Key Club, which is the teenage segment of Kiwanis will be giving them what they call a Senior Prom.  It’s going to be a western theme.  That’s going to be on Friday, June 6th.  For the Economic Development Committee, I’m going to have to defer to Mr. Nicastro because due to my illness two weeks ago…

Mr. Nicastro:  The meeting which I was only at for a few minutes because I had to leave.

Mrs. Labow:  Okay.  I understand it was a good meeting.  We’ll have another update on that. 

Mr. Nicastro:  Yes.

Mrs. Labow:  Then for the TNR, we have, thinking out of the box, we have a brand new fundraiser which is going to be on June 1st at Ron’s Salon, by Enzo’s Pizzeria in the Equity Plaza on Sunday, June 1st.  For a $10.00 donation you can get a free haircut and all the $10.00 proceeds will be going to the Mount Olive TNR Project and it’s been dubbed, “Cuts for Cats.”  I think it’s a wonderful opportunity for a fundraiser.  On June 6th and 7th, we will be having our yard sale over at The After on Route 206, so we’re looking for donations for that.  Everything is moving right along.  Also, we had a couple…there’s been a lot less cats that have been trapped or housed or boarded over at Golub’s and I have to say that Frank Nelson, our ACO, it’s just phenomenal, he’s worked very hard to identify the cats as well as the Mount Olive TNR.  The communication is phenomenal and things are working out really well.  That’s it.

President Mania:  Thank you.

Mr. Perkins:  $10.00, then it’s not free.  

President Mania:  Mr. Perkins.

Mrs. Labow:  It’s a donation.

Mr. Perkins:  It’s not a free haircut.  You think it’s free.

Mrs. Labow:  He’s correcting me.  You get a haircut as long as you make a $10.00 donation.

Mr. Perkins:  A donation.

Mrs. Labow:  There you go.

Mr. Perkins:  It’s $10.00 for a free haircut.

Mrs. Labow:  Must be politically correct.

MOTV Committee Liaison
Safety Committee Liaison
Mr. Perkins:  Thank you, Mrs. Labow.  Thank you, Mr. President.  The Safety Committee, we have a meeting tomorrow.  Mr. Cirone will be doing a tabletop and I will report back to the Council again on whether this Committee needs to remain viable as a reportable under the Council as a Resolution we passed in 2008, 2007, somewhere around there.  I will report back.  The Mount Olive TV, we still don’t have enough consensuses on membership to have a meeting to get together.  I’ve started the review of the Ordinance.  I’m inclined to recommend that we abolish the Ordinance and modify the old agreement that was originally put into place for Mount Olive Television when we first did this, I’m going to go back five years ago I guess when we did this.  In that original agreement, the only change that I would recommend is that if we do decide to abolish the Ordinance and leave the Committee set up the way it originally was, was to have members, get rid of the nine members that are required where they are to be picked from.  It’s a very restrictive Ordinance and we’re not getting a lot of participation from the community to step up and volunteer with this.  I think after reading through the Ordinance for about the third time, I wouldn’t want to be on it.  I think we need to be realistic with some of the things and again as I’ve said before, I think there’s businesses…we made it a practice not to have things in private businesses along in Mount Olive Township, which quite frankly I don’t know that that’s in the best interest of the Township.  I mean we have tremendous businesses here within Mount Olive Township and if you can’t promote the businesses that are helping to promote the Township by virtue of the numerous donations that they’ve made that entitles our residents, including the children to participate in these great events, where DTA sponsors things and Route 46 Chevrolet and Kia and all the rest of them out there, if we can’t help them, then we’re restricted I think and we’re cutting off a golden opportunity to be able to promote Mount Olive.  I will make that recommendation, you guys please bear with me, give me about another month to go through and then I will make a presentation to the Council and let the Council make its determination of what you want to do, do you want continue with this Ordinance, which we’re not getting any participation or do we go back to the way that it was with slight modifications which hopefully opens it up for more people to be interested to commit.  Mr. President, I hope to have that…we’re in the end of May, so let’s say by July I should be able to do that. 

President Mania:  Thank you, Mr. Perkins.

Mr. Perkins:  Thank you, Mr. President.

President Mania:  Mr. Roman.

Recreation Liaison Report - none
Open Space Committee Report - none
Mr. Roman:  I have nothing to report on Recreation or Open Space, but Joe had made an interesting suggestion, will Mr. Ferrante be able to get a $10.00 haircut?

Mr. Ferrante:  Mine’s free.

Mr. Perkins:  For a $10.00 donation.

Mr. Nicastro:  It’ll be a quick one.

Mrs. Labow:  Yes.  I guess I’m never going to live that one down.

Mr. Perkins:  You all ready corrected it.

President Mania:  Mr. Nicastro. 

Board of Health Report
Legislative Committee Report
Mr. Nicastro:  Board of Health meeting is tomorrow night.  I met with the Legislators today, had a meeting.  They’ll keep me updated on any issues and things coming up, but there was nothing right now that was imperative or coming up.  That’s it.

Planning Board Report - none
President Mania:  Planning Board, I have nothing.  Public Portion.  Anyone from the public?  Council Comments.  Close it to the public.  Council Comments.

PUBLIC PORTION

 

COUNCIL COMMENTS

Mr. Amianda:  No.

Mr. Ferrante:  Nothing.

President Mania:  Mr. Ferrante.

Mrs. Labow:  Nothing.

President Mania:  Mrs. Labow.  Mr. Perkins.

Mr. Perkins:  Thank you, Mr. President.  Two things, one is again Monday is Memorial Day.  Regardless of how others view Memorial Day, let’s take it into stride that’s it’s meant to be that these are the folks that gave the ultimate sacrifice.  While I appreciate be honored as a veteran, I have a whole separate day where people can honor us as veterans, we just went through Armed Forces Day the other day and you had a good opportunity to thank us all then.  Memorial Day is a time to take a short amount of time to reflect on those that didn’t make it back, that gave the ultimate.  When duty called, they answered that call and they served their country well.  After that, it’s a great time to be with your family, have a picnic, barbeque and enjoy the freedoms that they gave their lives for.  Enjoy the Memorial Day Parade, I know I’ll be out there marching in uniform again and I look forward to seeing all of my fellow residents and all out there.  Secondly is on June 7th this year, I have the honor of being the guardian for Mr. Gerald Sheard, who was a Korean War Veteran, as we do honor flights from South Jersey back down to Washington DC again.  If last year is any indication, we start at 1:00 am in the morning, I pick him up, we get a bus out of Dover, drive through a good portion of North Jersey picking up other veterans and guardians along the way, end up at Williamstown High School, down in Williamstown, New Jersey where the veterans and guardians are treated to an excellent breakfast.  We then load onto about four superb buses, with police and motorcycle escorts all the way down to Washington DC and go about the memorials, have lunch, come back for a wonderful dinner with everybody where they’re awarded some prizes and gifts and I can’t say too much more just in case Gerry happens to be watching, I don’t want more of the surprise to be gone.  That’s it, Mr. President.

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

Mr. Roman:  I have nothing, thank you.

President Mania:  Mr. Nicastro.

Mr. Nicastro:  Nothing.

President Mania:  Wow.

Mr. Perkins:  I said enough for everybody.

Mr. Nicastro:  Yes.  Right.

President Mania:  Just a quick, on Memorial Day, the Knights of Columbus will be hosting a barbeque for the families of fallen veterans.  Originally we were going to have a breakfast at 7:00 am in the morning, that’s not going to happen.  We’re going to have a barbeque at St. Jude’s Church in the parish center right after the parade.  Anyone marching, come and join us.  Motion to adjourn. 

ADJOURNMENT - Motion made and seconded. All in favor, none opposed, the meeting was adjourned at 8:21 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 10, 2014.                                                                                              

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Lisa Lashway, Township Clerk
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