The Public Meeting of the Mount Olive Township Council was called to order at 7:31 p.m. by Council President Mania. 

OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS ACT ANNOUNCEMENT
Miss Masser:  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:  Michelle Masser, Deputy Clerk; Jeff Pasek, Township Attorney; Sean Canning, Business Administrator and Robert Greenbaum, Mayor

APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS

September 30, 2014, WS & PM (all present)

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

Mr. Amianda:  Sure.  I move a motion of approval of Minutes of previous meetings.

Mrs. Labow:  Second.

President Mania:  Any discussion?  Roll Call.

ROLL CALL:           Passed unanimously

CORRESPONDENCE

LETTERS FROM RESIDENTS/ORGANIZATIONS

  • Email received September 30, 2014, from National League of Cities regarding Final Reminder:  Austin early bird rate ends today.  PDF Correspondence

 

  • Email received September 30, 2014, from TransOptions regarding Bike, Walk, Carpool and Win Prizes with TripSwitch.  PDF Correspondence
  • Email received September 30, 2014, from TransOptions regarding Link Correction: Bike, Walk, Carpool and Win Prizes with TripSwitch.  PDF Correspondence

 

  • Email received October 6, 2014, from TransOptions regarding Go Smart! With TransOptions – October 2014.  PDF Correspondence
  • Email received October 8, 2014, from National League of Cities regarding Advance your skills with intensive seminars at Austin Conference.  PDF Correspondence

 

RESOLUTIONS / ORDINANCES OTHER TOWNS

  • Email received September 26, 2014, from Borough of Butler regarding Resolution Declaring September 2014 as “September is Go Gold Month.  PDF Correspondence

 

  • Letter received September 29, 2014, from Township of Montville regarding a Resolution opposing the Pilgrim Pipeline.  PDF Correspondence

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

  • Email received September 26, 2014, from State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection regarding NJDEP Press Release – Illegal Dumping Update.  PDF Correspondence

 

  • Letter received September 29, 2014, from State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection regarding Freshwater Wetlands Letter of Interpretation: Line Verification (Block 4100, Lots 80, 83 and 84).  PDF Correspondence

 

  • Email received October 1, 2014, from State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection regarding NJDEP Press Release – Fall Forestry Festival.  PDF Correspondence
  • Email received October 2, 2014, from State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection regarding NJDEP Press Release – Fall Trout Stocking.  PDF Correspondence

 

  • Email received October 1, 2014, from State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection regarding NJ Clean Communities Regional Workshops.  PDF Correspondence
  • Letter received October 3, 2014, from State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection regarding One 550 gallon #2 Heating Oil Underground Storage Tank System (2 Aldersgate Circle, Block 8101, Lot 1).  PDF Correspondence

 

  • Letter received October 6, 2014, from State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection regarding One 550 gallon #2 Heating Oil Underground Storage Tank System (79 Crease Road, Block 1201, Lot 6).  PDF Correspondence
  • Letter received October 6, 2014, from State of New Jersey Department of the Treasury, Division of Taxation regarding 2014 Director’s Table of Equalized Valuations – Mailing. PDF Correspondence

 

  • Email received October 8, 2014, from State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection regarding NJDEP Press Release – Deer Motorist Advisory.  PDF Correspondence

MORRIS COUNTY

  • Email received September 26, 2014, County of Morris regarding News from County of Morris.  PDF Correspondence

 

MUA / MSA

  1. Email received September 26, 2014, from Musconetcong Sewerage Authority regarding MSA Approved Meeting Minutes – August 28, 2014.  PDF Correspondence

 

  1. Letter received October 2, 2014, from Musconetcong Sewerage Authority regarding Allocations for the participating Municipalities in the 4.31 MGD Water Pollution Control Plant.  PDF Correspondence

UTILITIES

  1. Letter received October 7, 2014, from Comcast regarding Price Changes.  PDF Correspondence

 

President Mania:  Any discussion on the Correspondence?  If not, next on the Agenda for second reading is Ordinance #20-2014, 

ORDINANCES FOR PUBLIC HEARING

Ord.#20-2014 An Ordinance of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive, in the County of Morris, State of New Jersey, Amending Chapter 106, “Dogs and Other Animals.” PDF Ord.

President Mania:  Mr. Ferrante.

Mr. Ferrante:  Yes, I move for adoption and final passage of Ordinance #20-2014.

Mr. Perkins:  Second.

President Mania:  Any discussion?  Roll Call.

ROLL CALL:           Passed unanimously

 

President Mania:  I hereby declare Ordinance #20-2014 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 10/28/14)

President Mania:  Next, on the Agenda is Ordinance #21-2014…

Miss Masser:  For first reading.

President Mania:  Pardon?  For first reading,

Ord.#21-2014 An Ordinance of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive to Amend Chapter 245, Vehicles and Traffic, of the Township Code. PDF Ord.

President Mania:  Mrs. Labow.

Mrs. Labow:  Thank you, Mr. President.  I move that Ordinance #21-2014 be introduced by title and passed on first reading and that a meeting be held on October 28, 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:  Any discussion?  Roll Call, please.

ROLL CALL:           Passed unanimously

President Mania:  Next, for first reading is Ordinance #22-2014,
 
Ord.#22-2014 An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 400 Entitled “Land Use Ordinance of the Township of Mount Olive” to Implement a Comprehensive Set of Additions, Revisions, Modifications and Corrections to Article II “Definitions,” Article III “General Administration; Building Construction; Permits,” Article IV “Site Plan and Subdivision Review and Plat Details,” Article V “Design Guidelines and Technical Standards,” Article VI “Zoning,” and Article VII “Zoning District Use and Bulk Regulations” Pursuant to the Recommendations Set Forth in the Periodic Reexamination of the Master Plan and Development Regulations Report Adopted by the Mount Olive Planning Board on June 20, 2013 and in Accordance with the Recommendations Provided by the Township Planning Administrator. PDF Ord.

President Mania:  Mr. Perkins.

Mr. Perkins:  Yes, Mr. President.  I move that Ordinance #22-2014 be introduced by title and passed on first reading and that a meeting be held on October 28, 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. Nicastro:  Second.

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

ROLL CALL:           Passed unanimously

President Mania:  Ordinance #23-2014, first reading,

Ord. #23-2014An Ordinance of the Township of Mount Olive, In the County of Morris, State of New Jersey, Amending Chapter 48, “Police Department,” Article III, “Extra-Duty Employment,” Section 24, “Contracting for Police Services.  PDF Ord.

President Mania:  Mr. Roman.

 

Mr. Roman:  Thank you, Mr. President.  I move that Ordinance #23-2014 be introduced by title and passed on first reading and that a meeting be held on October 28, 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.

Mr. Ferrante:  Second.

President Mania:  Who seconded?

Miss Masser:  Colleen.

President Mania:  Colleen.  Any Council discussion?  Roll Call.

ROLL CALL:           Passed unanimously

President Mania:  Ordinance #24-2014, first reading,

Ord.#24-2014 An Ordinance of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive, In the County of Morris, State of New Jersey, to Amend Chapter 180, “Peddling and Soliciting,” of the Code of the Township of Mount Olive to Add an Article III, Entitled “Solicitation of Contributions on Roadways”  PDF Ord.

President Mania:  Mr. Nicastro.

Mr. Nicastro:  Thank you, Mr. President.  I move that Ordinance #24-2014 be introduced by title and passed on first reading and that a meeting be held on October 28, 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.

Mrs. Labow:  Second.

President Mania:  Mr. Ferrante seconded.  Roll Call, please.

Mr. Perkins:  They’re all waiting there.

Miss Masser:  It’s a race.

ROLL CALL:           Passed unanimously

President Mania:  Ordinance #25-2014, first reading,

Ord. #25-2014Bond Ordinance Amending Sections 3(d), 3(g) AND 6(b) of Bond Ordinance Numbered 11-2014 of the Township of Mount Olive, In the County of Morris, New Jersey Finally Adopted April 22, 2014 in Order to Increase and Decrease Certain Appropriations and Authorizations and to Amend the Average Useful Life.  PDF Ord.

President Mania:  Mr. Amianda.

Mr. Amianda:  Thank you, Mr. President.  I move that Ordinance #25-2014 be introduced by title and passed on first reading and that a meeting be held on October 28, 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:  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 

  • Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing a Chapter 159 Budget  Amendment in the 2014 Budget for the Body Armor Replacement Fund for $4,464.51  PDF Res

 

  • Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Requesting Approval From the DLGS for Insertion of a Specific Item of Revenue into the 2014 Municipal Budget ($21,000 for Budd Lake Drainage Phase II – CDBG)  PDF Res
  • Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the use of a Purchasing Contract (Beyer Warnock Fleet)  PDF Res

 

  • Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the use of a Purchasing Contract (Tony Sanchez)  PDF Res
  • Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Authorizing the Cancellation of an Ordinance Balance  PDF Res

 

  • Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Requesting Approval from the DLGS for Insertion of a Specific Item of Revenue into 2014 Municipal Budget ($15,203.75 for the Drunk Driving Enforcement Fund)  PDF Res
  • Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Mount Olive Approving an Emergency Purchase not to exceed $15,000 for Repair to Pine Crest Well#1  PDF Res

 

President Mania:  We’re onto our Consent Resolutions.  We have seven, any discussion?  Do we wish to place any on Non-Consent?  Mr. Ferrante. 

Mr. Ferrante:  I make a motion to move Consent Resolutions one through seven. 

Mrs. Labow:  Second.

President Mania:  Discussion?  Roll Call.

ROLL CALL:           Passed unanimously

CONSENT MOTIONS

  1. Bill List. PDF Bill List

 

President Mania:  Mrs. Labow, Consent Motions.

Mrs. Labow:  Consent Motions.   I move Consent Motions for approval.   

Mr. Perkins:  Second.

President Mania:  Discussion?  Roll Call.

ROLL CALL:           Passed with the exception Mr. Nicastro abstained on check# 68911

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

President Mania:  Administrative Reports.

 

Mr. Canning:  I just have one item to touch upon tonight.  Earlier in the day, I don’t know if everybody had a chance to see it or not, I sent Council a memo outlining the latest update in Powerline Park, Dan Jordan Fields.  We had the electrical engineer, as I told Council we would, and we had the plan come back last Thursday.  The initial…a little disconcerting on my part is the number that came back , it’s a little higher than I anticipated.  Having met with Mr. Lynch and gotten the number back from our electrician today, I contacted Gene Buczynski, our Engineer, and asked him to basically refine the schematic and we’re going to go out to bid.  Until then, again, I don’t want to be in the position as the Business Administrator rushing into a project only to find out that we spent far more than we could have.  Nobody is going to lose time or fields, Mr. Lynch and the Public Building personnel are going to make sure we have other fields suitable for playing the season.  The window out there is only about three or four weeks more, we’re better off taking a cautious approach, going out to bid, seeing the numbers we come back with, having the fields shut down longer rather than a short time and unnecessarily spending money.  I’m not saying that that number may not be right maybe it is, I don’t know, I think the more prudent and it would be wiser to just do the full bid.  Let’s see where we’re at and get this fixed before spring time comes.  That’s my recommendation to the Mayor and Council and again that just came in this afternoon about 2:30 pm.  Before the end of the day, I prepped a bid packet, we’re going to review it tomorrow and anticipation is that we’d be able to disseminate on Thursday or Friday.  Hopefully get something back by the November 12th meeting.  That’s my recommendation. 

President Mania:  Mr. Perkins.

Mr. Perkins:  Thank you, Mr. President.  Sean, I’m sure, but I have to ask because I don’t get down that way often, the area around there is cordoned off for any residents, so they have to keep away from the fence also I’m sure, right? 

Mr. Canning:  Yes.  I was down there last week, last Wednesday.  I actually walked the park and they have yellow lined cordoned off the path, it’s been….I don’t know if in the past two days if somebody has torn it down, but when I was there it was cordoned off.

Mayor Greenbaum:  I’ve had a number of inquiries from residents as to why they’re not allowed in the park.  I haven’t been there either, I can only assume based upon the inquiries that people have taken notice of the prohibition of being in the park. 

Mr. Perkins:  Perfect.  Thank you, Sean.

Mr. Canning:  You’re welcome. That’s the only report I have.

President Mania:  That’s it?

Mr. Canning:  That was the big item this afternoon. 

OLD BUSINESS - None

NEW BUSINESS - None

LEGAL MATTERS - None

President Mania:  Any Old Business?  Any New business?  Any Legal Matters?

Mr. Pasek:  No report tonight, Council President. 

President Mania:  Council Reports.  Mr. Amianda, Board of Education.

COUNCIL REPORTS

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

President Mania:  Mr. Ferrante.

 

 

 

Environmental Committee - none
Library Board Liaison
Lake Issues

Mr. Ferrante:  The Library had their Fall Festival this past weekend, it was a pretty big success.  The Budd Lake Fall Cleanup has been postponed to this coming Saturday because of the rain last week. 

President Mania:  Mayor.

Mayor Greenbaum:  I just have to tell you, I checked my messages today and there was a complaint from a resident about the Fall Festival, that she had gone to the Library and there was too much commotion and too much noise and she thought that it was inappropriate of the Township to hold the event at the Library.  She didn’t leave a telephone number because I would have called her back and told her that we have nothing to do with the event, that the Library is basically an autonomous entity and they make the decisions as to how the library is used.  I happen to have attended, although the weather was not particularly conducive to a large turnout, they did a good job, there was a good turnout, they moved it inside and I thought it particularly well run. 

President Mania:  Mrs. Labow.

Senior Citizen Liaison - none
Economic Development Committee Report - none
TNR Program
Mrs. Labow:  I have nothing…just one report, the TNR has their yard sale this weekend over at The After on Friday and Saturday.  If you have any donations, please drop them off and if you want to shop, please take an opportunity to stop by and look at all the great things they’ll have for sale.

President Mania:  Thank you.  Mr. Perkins. 

MOTV Committee Liaison - none
Mr. Perkins:  Thank you, Mr. President.  Working through with our Business Administrator, as well as the Township Attorney on getting the Ordinance revised and other venues for how we can make sure and get some timely airing of things like Council Meetings and other things within the Town.  Still a work in progress, Mr. Councilman. 

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

Recreation Liaison Report - none
Open Space Committee Report - none
Mr. Roman:  Nothing on Open Space.  Nothing much on Recreation other than a personal, went to my first Jets game and they lived up to expectations.  That’s all I have.

Mr. Nicastro:  Enough said.

President Mania:  Mr. Nicastro.

Board of Health Report
Legislative Committee Report - none
Mr. Nicastro:  Board of Health meets tomorrow evening.  Nothing on Legislative.

Planning Board Report - none
President Mania:  I could not attend the last Planning Board meeting, I couldn’t vote, I wasn’t eligible.  We have a meeting coming up this Thursday, I will be there.

Mrs. Labow:  Mr. Mania.  Can I ask you a question?  Do you know when the project…the houses that are being built next to the Board of Ed Building, do you know when that’s going to start?  Have they said anything?  No?  Somebody had asked me and I didn’t know.

President Mania:  Right.

Mrs. Labow:  Catherine would know, maybe?  I’ll give her a call.

President Mania:  Mr. Canning.

Mr. Canning:  Thank you, Mr. President.  For Councilman Roman, the Open Space Committee, in preparation of the Budget, the long term debt, all those numbers have already been provided to Kathy on the Committee, so I don’t know if you guys have planned on meeting sooner rather than later, or not, but going forward to next year’s budget and pay down and all that, I sent that about three weeks ago.

Mr. Roman:  Okay.

Mayor Greenbaum:  I thought when Sean chimed in to Councilman Roman, it was going to be to retort the Jets comment, but even Mr. Canning I think has come to the conclusion that tailgating is the best portion of the Jets games these days.

Mr. Canning:  We never lose in the parking lot.

Miss Masser:  We have children in the audience.

President  Mania:  Pardon?

Miss Masser:  Nothing.

PUBLIC PORTION

President Mania:  Anyone from the public wish to be heard?  If not, I’ll close it to the public.  Any Council Comments?  Mr. Amianda.

COUNCIL COMMENTS

Mr. Amianda:  No comment. 

President Mania:  Mr. Ferrante.

Mr. Ferrante:  Nothing tonight.

President Mania:  Mrs. Labow.

Mrs. Labow:  I just want to say Happy Birthday to Mr. Canning, reaching the half a century milestone.

Mr. Canning:  Sent in my AARP application in already.

Mrs. Labow:  Did you?

Mr. Canning:  I want those travel discounts.

Mrs. Labow:  There you go.  That’s it.

Mr. Perkins:  Good stuff.  It works.

Mr. Canning:  Thank you.

President Mania:  Mr. Perkins.

Mr. Perkins:  Thank you, Mr. President.  Real quick, this past weekend the Lyon’s from Mount Olive, we did our white cane contributions.  It was a nice, a little cold and windy and rainy at Sam’s Club, thank gosh they have the overhang up there, but I’m happy to say that during my shift I was able to collect $103.00 from the generous people. 

Mrs. Labow:  Very nice.

Mr. Perkins:  It was good.  Thank you, Mr. President.

President Mania:  Mr. Roman.

Mr. Roman:  I have nothing else.

 

President Mania:  Mr. Nicastro.

Mr. Nicastro:  Just that I stopped over at…the Historic Committee had the open house I think over at the Old School Yard, whatever that was, which was very interesting.  I never knew the whole history of that, but there is some interesting stuff there and I guess they’re going to start working on the church soon as well…

Mrs. Labow:  Yes.

Mr. Nicastro:  …which is looking real nice.  Other than that, nothing. 

President Mania:  I just have one comment, my heart goes out to the family of the little child that was tragically killed on Sunday in Chester.  I’ll keep her in my prayers.

Mrs. Labow:  Mr. Mania.  Mr. Mania.

Miss Masser:  Colleen.

Mrs. Labow:  Mr. Mania.  To that point I want to say that with all the events that we run in our town, I know lots of times, I know the vendors, it’s gotten slow and the vendors want to go and get their car and bring it onto the location to pick up, you know, to pack their stuff up.  I’ve heard our department time and time again say no, you can’t bring your car in here right now, we have people on site and you can’t, you’ll have to wait.  I just really applaud our staff that we do take that extra precaution and recognize that when you have people around you do have to make certain rules….I don’t know what happened with the accident, I’m not criticizing, I’m just saying that I know that we go the extra nine yards to make sure that we keep our pedestrians as safe as possible and not allow people to come in to get their stuff.  I think that’s a lesson.

President Mania:  Mayor.

Mayor Greenbaum:  I heard through the grapevine that there may be a Mount Olive connection with the family.  We are looking into that and we’ll report back if in fact those rumors are true.  We’ll let you know. 

President Mania:  Motion to adjourn.

ADJOURNMENT - Motion made and seconded. All in favor, none opposed, the meeting was adjourned at 7:51 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 October 28, 2014.                                                                                               

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Lisa Lashway, Township Clerk
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Post Office Box 450
Budd Lake, NJ 07828

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Budd Lake, N.J. 07828

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