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
ROLL CALL: Present: Mr. Guenther, Mr. Greenbaum, Mrs. Miller,
Mr. Perkins, Mr. Rattner, Mr. Scapicchio, Mr. Spino
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
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
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
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
LISA M. LASHWAY
Mount Olive Township Clerk