The Public Meeting of the Mount Olive Township Council was called to order at 7:11 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, and Mr. Mania

Absent:           Mrs. Labow and Mr. Nicastro

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

Mayor Greenbaum:  John, if I may?  I know we’re in the next meeting, but there was one additional increase pursuant to Mr. Roman’s question.  I want to be accurate that there was a bump consistent with what we’ve done with the Business Administrator’s position, consistent with what we’ve done every year that he’s been here.  Just that we have full disclosure in terms of what increases have been included in the Salary Ordinance. 

Mr. Roman:  Thank you.

President Mania:  Thank you, Mayor.

Mayor Greenbaum:  Sorry.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS

November 12, 2014, WS & PM (Mr. Perkins absent)

President Mania:  Mr. Amianda, would you make a motion for the approval of the Minutes of previous meetings, please? 

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

Mr. Roman:  Second.

President Mania:  All in favor.  Roll Call, I’m sorry.  Roll Call.

ROLL CALL:           Passed with the exception Mr. Perkins abstained

CORRESPONDENCE

LETTERS FROM RESIDENTS/ORGANIZATIONS

  1. Email received November 7, 2014, from TransOptions regarding Go Smart! With TransOptions – November 2014.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received November 10, 2014, from News from The Land Conservancy of New Jersey regarding Outdoor Issues, November 2014.  PDF Correspondence
  1. Letter received November 17, 2014, from Mount Olive Township School District regarding donation from the Mount Olive Tree Bank Fund.  PDF Correspondence

RESOLUTIONS / ORDINANCES OTHER TOWNS

  1. Letter received November 17, 2014, from Township of East Hanover regarding adopted Resolution No. 147-2014.  PDF Correspondence

 

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

  1. Letter received November 10, 2014, from State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection regarding One – 550 gallon #2 Heating Oil Underground Storage Tank System (7 Pershing Ave, Block 3601, Lot 5).  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received November 21, 2014, from State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection regarding Norris County YMCA Dan.  PDF Correspondence

MORRIS COUNTY

  1. Email received November 18, 2014, from County of Morris regarding News from County of Morris.  PDF Correspondence

UTILITIES

  1. Letter received November 19, 2014, from Jersey Central Power and Light regarding Notice of Proposed Increase in Non-Utility Generation Charge and Notice of Public Hearings.  PDF Correspondence

 

President Mania:  We have some Correspondence.  Any discussion?   None?

Mr. Roman:  No.

President Mania:  I thought you were contemplating.

Mr. Roman:  No.  No.  I’m alright.  I’m on to…I’m reading the next subject. 

ORDINANCES FOR PUBLIC HEARING

President Mania:  First, we have on the Agenda right now, we have Ordinances for public hearing.  Mr. Ferrante…Council President, I open the hearing to the public on Ordinance #26-2014 entitled,

Ord.#26-2014 An Ordinance of the Township of Mount Olive, In the County of Morris, State of New Jersey, Providing for the Reopening of Gold Mine Road as a One-Way Road from Tanglewood Way to The Area of 150 Gold Mine Road with a Weight Restriction Prohibiting Vehicles of 5 Tons or Greater in the Re-opened Section of Road (To Be Incorporated Into Chapter 245 of the Mount Olive Township Code) PDF Ord.

President Mania:  Mr. Ferrante.

Mr. Ferrante:  Thank you.  I move for adoption and final passage of Ordinance #26-2014.

Mr. Perkins:  Second.

President Mania:  Council discussion?  Roll Call, please.

ROLL CALL:           Passed unanimously

President Mania:  Ordinance #26-2014 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.  I open the hearing to the public on Ordinance #27-2014,

Ord.#27-2014 An Ordinance of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive, In the County of Morris, State of New Jersey, Authorizing the Acceptance of a Deed of Dedication for Roadway Purposes for a Portion of Block 5400, Lot 26 from Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.  PDF Ord.

President Mania:  Mr. Perkins, would you kindly do that?

Mr. Perkins:  Yes, Mr. President.  I move for adoption and final passage of Ordinance #27-2014.

Mr. Amianda:  Second.

 

President Mania:  Discussion?  Roll Call.

ROLL CALL:           Passed unanimously

President Mania:  Ordinance #27-2014 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 – (second reading 12/9/2014)

President Mania:  Okay.  Now we have Ordinances for first reading.  Next item on the Agenda for first reading is Ordinance #28-2014,

Ord.#28-2014 An Ordinance of the Township of Mount Olive, in the County of Morris, State of New Jersey, Authorizing the Acceptance of a Deed of Dedication for Open Space for the Property Currently Known as Block 6000 Lot 6.001 from Toll NJ XII, LP. PDF Ord.

President Mania:  Mr. Perkins. 

Mr. Perkins:  Yes, Mr. President.  I move that Ordinance #28-2014 be introduced by title and passed on first reading and that a meeting be held on December 9, 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.  Thank you.

Mr. Roman:  Second.

President Mania:  Any discussion?  Roll Call.

ROLL CALL:           Passed unanimously

President Mania:  Next item on the Agenda for first reading is Ordinance #29-2014,

Ord.#29-2014 An Ordinance of the Township of Mount Olive Amending Ordinance #13-2013 which Established Salaries for the Mayor, Council, Department Heads, Supervisory Personnel and Employees of the Township Clerk’s Office. PDF Ord.

President Mania:  Mr. Roman.

Mr. Roman:  Thank you, Mr. President.  I move that Ordinance #29-2014 be introduced by title and passed on first reading and that a meeting be held on December 9, 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. Ferrante:  Second.

President Mania:  Any discussion?  Roll Call, please.

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 Authorizing a Reduction of Sewer Connection Fees into the Flanders Cloverhill Waste Water Treatment Plant for the Affordable Low and Moderate Income Housing Units of the Development Known as Regency at Flanders Being Developed by Toll NJ XII, LP. PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Township to Abate Certain Nuisance Properties Located at 5 Knowles Lane, Block 2801 Lot 86. PDF Res
  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Cancellation of a Grant Balance (Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over). PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Providing for the Transfer of 2014 budget Appropriations in the Water Utility. PDF Res
  2. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Cancellation of a Grant Balance (Donation – Cablevision). PDF Res
  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Approving a Vendor Service Contract on Non-Fair and Open Basis Pursuant to the “Pay-to-Play” Law (Datalux). PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Approving a Vendor Service Contract on ‘Fair and Open’ Basis Pursuant to “Pay-to-Play” Law (Pumping Services – Revised). PDF Res
  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Awarding a Two-Year Contract to The Liberty Store for Uniforms and Accessories for DPW Personnel. PDF Res

 

  1. Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing a Shared Service Agreement with Byram Township for the Provision of Animal Control Services Pursuant to the Interlocal Services Act (NJSA 26:38A 2-1 et seq.) PDF Res
  1. A Resolution of the Township of Mount Olive, in the County of Morris, State of New Jersey, Authorizing a One-Year Extension of the Existing Developer’s Agreement for Rachel Manor LLC in Relation to the Property Located at Block 7702, Lot 32. PDF Res

 

  1. A Resolution of the Township of Mount Olive, in the County of Morris, State of New Jersey, Authorizing the Issuance of a “New” Liquor License to Silver Spring Farm, Inc. and Renewal for the 2014-2015 Period. PDF Res

President Mania:  Next, on the Agenda is Consent Resolutions.  Any discussion?  I’ll entertain a motion.   

Mr. Roman:  So moved. 

President Mania:  Is there a second?

Mr. Ferrante:  Second.

President Mania:  Roll Call.

Mr. Roman:  I am assuming we are voting in Consent Resolutions one through ten.

Mr. Perkins:  That’s correct.

President Mania:  Correct.

ROLL CALL:           Passed unanimously

CONSENT MOTIONS

  1. Bill List. PDF Bill List

 

President Mania:  Mr. Ferrante, would you do the honors of Consent Motions?

Mr. Ferrante:  Yes.  I’d like to make a motion to move Consent Motion one, the Bill List.

Mr. Perkins:  Second.

President Mania:  Discussion?  Roll Call.

 

ROLL CALL:           Passed unanimously

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

President Mania:  Administrative Reports.

Mayor Greenbaum:  I’ll start.  A couple of things, first of all, a couple of weeks ago we held our Departmental Hearings and discussed all of the needs of each of our different departments that we have here in the Township.  I’m very confident that we will be bringing in a budget for Council approval that will have no tax increase, second year in a row.  I’m confident that it will leave us in a financial position that will hopefully lead to a following year where we can bring in a budget with a zero percent increase.  We have, I think, increased the level of services that we’re providing to the Township.  We’ve increased our infrastructure and yet at the same time we’ve been able to do it without a tax increase.  I applaud everyone’s effort up here in terms of what we’re doing to make Mount Olive a better place to live and a more affordable place to live.  Secondly, one of the things which I wanted to implement going forward was the use of pretreatment brine for snow events, snow and ice events.  I asked Sean to undertake a study to determine what type of brine we would want to use, what the costs are associated with that, what the benefits are.  This year we will be implementing starting tomorrow, a test area for use of the pretreatment brine that has been recommended by Tim Quinn, our DPW Director.  Tomorrow’s storm may not be the best storm because it may start off as rain in terms of being a testing ground for brine throughout the municipality, but I am confident at the end of the day for a minimal cost in terms of equipment purchase, that we will be able to ultimately provide a better service in terms of our pretreatment for snow events going forward.  Any feedback that you may hear should be communicated to Sean Canning so that we can accumulate the data that we need to accumulate to come up with an adequate answer as to our efforts.  What do you have Sean?

Mr. Canning:  Thank you, Mr. Mayor.

Mr. Roman:  Forgive me for interrupting.  Is that brine good for turkey.

Mayor Greenbaum:  Is it good for what?

Mr. Roman:  Turkey.

Mr. Canning:  Yes, it is.

Mr. Roman:  I didn’t want to miss that, sorry.

Mr. Canning:  I want to credit both Tim Quinn and Frank Wilpert, Jr.  We started…the Mayor had charged us with the research on this for this winter back in June, so we spent the better part of the early summer just looking at the alternatives and as is usually the case, a lot of vendors want to come in and they want you to go whole hog right away. The cost was exorbitant.  Frank Wilpert, Jr. came up with the system that we’re going to implement tomorrow.  It’s going to cost us $5,000.00 to implement this this winter as opposed to the $100,000.00 price tag which was the test modules that were being bantered about back in the summer.  There’s about four different areas of town that we’re going to hit.  We’ve already asked the Police Department for cooperation, as well for some objective analysis in addition to our own visuals, we’re going to ask that the Police MDT cameras do various parts of each snow storm this entire winter, take both our brine treated roads and comparable traveled roads, for example, Clover Hill Drive, which is going to be a brine treated road, we are going to ask the Police Department to say take River Road, a similarly traveled road that can give us an apples to apples so to speak comparison.  That’s not going to be the only indicia that we weigh it upon, but the visuals should help and after…if we have a slow winter of maybe 10 storms, hopefully not more, we can come up with some type of conclusion by spring.  The things I have on…does anyone have any questions about the brine before we move on.  No.  I just have three things.  Council will be getting a Shared Service Agreement hopefully on the December 9th meeting, I think I have it down at Jeff’s office now.  Yesterday, I want to congratulate both Tim Quinn and Frank Wilpert, Jr., those two and myself went to Chester Borough, we hammered out the final details of an outline of an agreement.  Council was sent that in a confidential package yesterday.  We’re very happy with the overall agreement, I look forward to fielding questions and talking about this on December 9th, if Council is so inclined to approve that.  The second part, the Health Department has been very active, it looks like we have an agreement in principle, which will be before the Board of Health prior to coming here, on a Shared Service with Washington Township in the area of Animal Control.  Again, we have the Shared Services benefiting our surrounding communities, but they’re also benefiting us.  We’re able to be a provider and it’s offsetting our budget, which is good.  The Baptist Church, they’re about to start on some outside renovation.  Council is going to notice and the people are going to notice the front porch, that portion is going to be done in accord with a recent grant.  We’re very optimistic in working with the historical

commission.  We believe we are very much less than three years away from fully commissioning the Baptist Church.  I want to congratulate Kathy Murphy especially, it’s been her tireless efforts behind this that’s pushed this and you can really see the results now.  We believe we’re less than three years away from finishing this project, which will be at that point a fully functional Township building for whatever Council deems fit, whether it be weddings or meetings or however we want to use it, but it’s another asset to the Township.  Lastly, I’ve gotten some nice feedback, the Mayor and I had spoken about the landscape sign across the street from Centercourt up at Flanders-Netcong and Flanders Road back in June or July we spoke about it.  The original intent was possibly to put a mirrored digital sign in that area of the Township, we just don’t have the power, we don’t have the wi-fi, but the landscape, we went out to quotes, the landscapes quotes came back were very cheap.  That whole area has been developed for less than $8,000.00 and it’s a nice offset to Centercourt across the way.  A lot of comments from the residents and they’ve all been positive. 

Mayor Greenbaum:  One other item of positive note is that we received word back on the water testing at Cobblestone and it came back as sufficient to provide water for that development and I’ve given all indication to Sean to move forward with the project to the next step.  Everything is moving forward in a positive direction, except for the snowstorm. 

President Mania:  Thank you, Mayor.  Any Old Business?  Any New Business?  Any Legal Matters?

OLD BUSINESS - None

NEW BUSINESS - None

LEGAL MATTERS - None

Mr. Pasek:  Thank you, Council President.  I was just going to mention Cobblestone, but the Mayor stole my thunder, so I have nothing else to report tonight.     

President Mania:  Council Reports.  Mr. Amianda.

COUNCIL REPORTS

Board of Education - none
Mr. Amianda:  (Council Comment)  Yes, Mr. President.  I put a copy of what I’m about to say in front of each of you.  I know that sometimes I’m difficult to understand, so you can read along with me and this way there will be no misunderstandings.  My comment tonight is about the annual New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference in Atlantic City 2014.  I attended the 2014 New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference held in Atlantic City from November 18 to November 20, 2014.  The theme of this year’s conference was “Partnership for Prosperity.”  The program offered a list of relevant topics for Mayors, governing body, elected officials and all types of appointed officials.  All meetings gave conference delegates the chance to ask questions and offer insight from the floor.  I attended a session titled “Information Technology, Best Practices to Protect our Infrastructure.”  Presiding was James Perry, Mayor of Hardwick Township.  In this session, three experienced municipal IT managers discussed the best practices to maintain security in an insecure environment.  We learned that new technological challenges and threats to municipal IT systems pop up almost every week if not every day.  Municipalities that manage their own servers or networks must protect their data, systems, and users through a regularly updated combination of software, hardware, vendor services and attention to detail.  I also attended the Annual Risk Management Seminar.  This program offered education credits to the Municipal Excess Liability of $250.00 for each elected official and municipal manager who attended this program.  This program satisfied requirements that elected officials take employment practices training and ethics training.  Mr. David Grubb, Executive Director of Municipal Excess Liability Joint Insurance Fund moderated this Session.  We discussed community safety leadership and impact of accidents on our communities.  Also discussed was a toolbox for public officials to organize successful safety programs.  Last, but not least I spent time in the Exhibit Hall where I found displays and demonstrations of the best products and services for municipalities.  I spoke to the vendors who specialize in products and services that would be good for our municipality of Mount Olive Township.  New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference is a place to learn what you are supposed to do and how to do it, whether you are a new member or a veteran council person.  The networking is wonderful.  You learn that you don’t have to do things the same old way.  Thank you for listening.

President Mania:  Thank you, Daniel. 

Mr. Perkins:  Thank you.

President Mania:  Mr. Ferrante.

Mr. Perkins:  Board of Ed.

President Mania:  What’s that?

Mr. Perkins:  Are we going to get a Board of Ed report, Mr. President?

President Mania:  Do you have a Board of Ed report?

Mr. Amianda:  Oh, I had given that for my comment.

President Mania:  Okay.

Mr. Amianda:  There was no…no Board of Education Report.  I’m sorry.

President Mania:  Okay.  Mr. Ferrante.

Environmental Committee - none
Library Board Liaison - none
Lake Issues - none
Mr. Ferrante:  I have nothing until next month.

President Mania:  Mr. Perkins.

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

MOTV Committee Liaison
Mr. Perkins:  Thank you, Mr. President.  It’s been an interesting couple of weeks for the Mount Olive Television, channel 21 is a series of rainbows with absolutely no broadcasting for the past approximately two weeks.  Yesterday, last evening at 8:00 pm, I believe it was 8:00 pm, I did see the Mount Olive Township Council come on.  I noticed on the bulletin board that the Mount Olive Board of Madness will not be producing any new shows for awhile, so Miss Brett has already been in touch I believe twice with Larrie Reynolds trying to find out what’s going on with this Mount Olive Television.  My personal is that I know we did the 15 year franchise, we met the $25,000.00, we assisted the Board of Education with getting the equipment and the anticipation was that the students would be able to get extra credit because they would be perusing a broadcasting career.  Somewhere along the line that got convoluted into a few years ago where somebody was producing these shows at a cost of $500.00.  We’ve done our best trying to get things updated.  If things don’t pan out pretty soon before I leave, I may make a strong recommendation to the Council, I know our Business Administrator has been trying to work with Gary Shaw from Cablevision to find out ways that we can at least get our municipal stuff in a timely fashion to the residents, especially those that don’t have access to things like internet, so that they can’t view YouTube or the Township website and that is now a work in progress, but it appears that we’re not quite sure what the Board of Education is doing any longer, Mr. President.  Once I get a little deeper into that, I will update the Council. 

President Mania:  Mr. Canning.

Mr. Canning:  That’s okay.

President Mania:  I thought you…

Mr. Canning:  I started to, but then I reneged.

President Mania:  Mr. Roman.

Recreation Liaison Report - none
Open Space Committee Report - none
Mr. Roman:  I have nothing to report on Open Space or Recreation.

Board of Health Report - none
Legislative Committee Report - none

Planning Board Report - none

President Mania:  I have nothing to report.  Anyone from the public wish to be heard?  If not, I’ll close it to the public.  Any Council Comments?

PUBLIC PORTION

COUNCIL COMMENTS

Mr. Amianda:  Mr. President.  Just a correction, I didn’t have a report for the Board of Education, but I gave my public comment and I hope Madam Clerk will correct that. 

Mrs. Lashway:  Okay.

Mr. Amianda:  Thank you.

President Mania:  Any other Council Comments?  Mr. Perkins.

Mr. Perkins: Yes.  Thank you, Mr. President.  As we now approach the end of the year, I know I missed the last meeting, I apologize for that, I got tied up business being what it is as I’m drawing to the end of my career and it can’t get here quickly enough.  I want to thank the Mayor, he did an excellent job for my son’s wedding.  It was funny because my son had said, please ask the Mayor to be short.  I said to Rob, they want you to be quick and he said, I will.  It was probably the fastest wedding ceremony I think anybody has ever attended.  It definitely was beautiful, the setting was beautiful.  Mayor, thank you again for taking the time to do that for my family.  Had a wonderful Marine Corp birthday down in South Carolina as well as a Veteran’s Day and we have put money down on a lot and are having a brand new house built. 

Mayor Greenbaum:  Congratulations.

President Mania:  Congratulations.

Mr. Perkins:  Out of here.  That’s it, Mr. President.

President Mania:  Mr. Roman.

Mr. Roman:  I just want to wish everybody a Happy Thanksgiving.  Enjoy. 

President Mania:  I too want to wish everybody a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving.  May God Bless you all.   Motion to adjourn.

ADJOURNMENT - Motion made and seconded. All in favor, none opposed, the meeting was adjourned at 7:36 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 December 9, 2014.                                                                                               

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Lisa Lashway, Township Clerk
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