Mt. Olive Township Council Minutes
May 21, 2002

The Regular Meeting of the Mount Olive Township Council was called to order at 7:30pm by Council President Scapicchio with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

MOMENT OF REFLECTION

President Scapicchio: If everyone would just join us. At these Public Meetings, we now do a moment of reflection of the men and women fighting terrorism and defending the freedom that we all enjoy.

According to the Open Public Meetings Act, adequate Notice of this Meeting has been given to the Mt. Olive Chronicle and the Morristown Daily Record. Notice has been posted at in the Municipal Building, 204 Flanders-Drakestown Road, Mt. Olive, New Jersey, and notices were sent to those requesting the same.

ROLL CALL: Present: Mr. Guenther, Mr. Greenbaum, Mrs. Miller,
Mr. Perkins, Mr. Rattner, Mr. Scapicchio, Mr. Spino

RESOLUTION

1. A Resolution to Introduce the 2002 Municipal Budget.

Mr. Rattner moved for approval of the Resolution and Mr. Spino seconded the motion.

President Scapicchio stated that there would be a public hearing on the Budget on June 18, 2002.

ROLL CALL: Passed Unanimously

2. A Resolution to Introduce the 2002 Sanitation Budget.

Mr. Greenbaum moved for approval of the Resolution and Mr. Perkins seconded the motion.

Council members thanked Mrs. Jenkins, CFO, for all her assistance in working on the Budget.

ROLL CALL: Passed Unanimously

PUBLIC PORTION ON INDIVIDUAL RESOLUTION - none

PUBLIC PORTION

Ms. Charlie Uhrmann, 12 Jennies Lane and Ms. Manos, 7 Jennie's Lane: Discussed many concerns and problems they are having at the housing development known as Homesteads by JJF. Specifically, they spoke regarding the conditions under which they feel they should not be forced to live. They complained that the Builders are working some times till 9-10 o'clock in the evening. It was stated that each time they call to complain; that the Rocco's hear the call go out on their scanner, and rush to have the work stopped, and thereby are not being caught. They asked if the police could patrol but not have it go over the scanner.
They complained that the builders and Rocco's are making lewd and abusive comments and gestures towards the women. They said that the Contractors park their construction equipment in the roadway and never look for playing children, thus causing a dangerous situation on a residential street. The fence around Rocco's pool is falling down and not in compliance with code. This is a safety violation and they fear for their children's safety. He was supposedly given a violations notice regarding this in previous years. They said Tom Potere, Zoning Officer, had been down regarding the fence and was punched by the Rocco's. They complained that CO's are being issued when the sidewalks are not complete. They complained that there is an excessive amount of construction debris around the neighborhood causing a sight obstruction. They asked that no more building permits be issued until these situations are remediated. They said that the stop sign at the top of the street is improperly installed, it is at a height of 10'. They stated that about two weeks ago the neighbors witnessed the digging out and removal of three old oil tanks that were leaking and they were placed by the River. They said that they called NJDEP and lodged a complaint. They were told that DEP would notify the township to have the situation reviewed. They said that the Township sent someone out to review situation, but no samples were taken. They complained about the conditions at the Rocco's rental property known as 153 Mine Hill Road.

The Council requested a report from the Administration by next Tuesday, May 28, 2002.

No one else wishing to be heard the Special Public meeting was adjourned at 8:24 pm and the regularly scheduled workshop meeting followed.

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DAVID SCAPICCHIO
Council President

I, LISA M LASHWAY, Township Clerk of the Township of Mount Olive do hereby certify that the foregoing Minutes is a true and correct copy of the Minutes approved at a legally convened meeting of the Mount Olive Township Council duly held on May 28, 2002


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LISA M. LASHWAY
Mount Olive Township Clerk

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