MTC Meeting Minutes 05-25-10 Print E-mail

Montville Township Committee Regular Meeting

Tuesday, May 25, 2010, 7:00 p.m.

Montville Township Municipal Building, 195 Changebridge Road, Montville, New Jersey

 

7:00 p.m. – Statement of Open Public Meetings Act Compliance read by Chairman James Sandham, Jr.:  “As required by the Open Public Meetings Act, adequate Notice of this meeting has been provided which Notice specified the time and place of the meeting to the extent known at that time. The Notice was posted on the bulletin board at the Municipal Building, mailed to The Daily Record, The Star Ledger, and The Citizen as well as other newspapers and it was placed on file in the Township Clerk’s office. This meeting has been properly noticed to the public in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act.”

 

Roll call Township Committee:

 

Present:          Committeeman Art Daughtry

Committeeman Don Kostka

                        Committeewoman Deborah Nielson

                        Committeeman Tim Braden

                        Chairman James Sandham, Jr.

 

Also present:   Frank Bastone, Township Administrator

Frances Vanderhoof, Director of Finance

Anthony Barile, Township Engineer

Adam Brewer, Management Specialist

Martin Murphy, Township Attorney

Gertrude Atkinson, Township Clerk

 

RESOLUTION NO. 2010-CES-052510 PROVIDING FOR A MEETING NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE NEW JERSEY OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS ACT, N.J.S.A. 10:4-12:

1.      Contract negotiations: Shared Services

2.      Property Acquisition:  Changebridge Road extension

3.      Personnel

 

Motion:  Daughtry.  Second:  Kostka.  All in favor.  Resolution adopted.

 

At 7:00 p.m. – Closed Session.  At 8:00 p.m. – Public Session.

 

Chairman Sandham read the Statement of Open Public Meetings Act Compliance again for the record.

 

Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance led by Committeewoman Nielson.

 

BARN THEATER BENEFIT PERFORMANCE 09/16/10 LOTTERY DRAWING:  Roberta Samitt drew the names:

1.      Pathways

2.      Marching Band Boosters Association

3.      Valley View PTA

4.      Woodmont PTA

5.      Lazar School PTC

6.      Towaco Volunteer Fire Department

7.      Historic Society

8.      Women’s Club

9.      Montville Township High School PTC

10.  Rotary

11.  Montville Township Exempt Firemen’s Association

12.  Montville Baseball/Softball Association

13.  Montville Pet Parents

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS ON ORDINANCES FOR FINAL ADOPTION:

 

NO. 1 – ORDINANCE NO. 2010-16 AMENDING CHAPTER 308 ENTITLED “SOIL MOVEMENT GENERALLY” OF THE REVISED GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MONTVILLE:  Continue public hearing to June 9, 2010.  Motion:  Nielson.  Second:  Kostka.  All in favor.  Motion approved.

 

NO. 2 – ORDINANCE NO. 2010-17 AMENDING ARTICLE III OF CHAPTER 295 OF THE REVISED GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MONTVILLE ENTITLED “GARAGE SALES”:

 

Chairman Sandham opened the public hearing.  Hearing no comments, Chairman Sandham closed the public hearing.  Motion:  Nielson.  Second:  Kostka.  All in favor.  Motion approved.

 

Motion to adopt ordinance:  Nielson.  Second:  Kostka.  Roll call vote – Daughtry, yes; Kostka, yes; Nielson, yes; Braden, yes; Sandham, yes.  Ordinance adopted.

 

NO. 3 – ORDINANCE NO. 2010-18 AMENDING CHAPTER 271 OF THE REVISED GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MONTVILLE AND CLARIFYING THE FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE POLICY FOR ORGANIZATIONS DESIRING TO UTILIZE A TOWNSHIP OWNED FACILITY:

 

Chairman Sandham opened the public hearing.  Hearing no comments, Chairman Sandham closed the public hearing.  Motion:  Nielson.  Second:  Kostka.  All in favor.  Motion approved.

 

Motion to adopt ordinance:  Braden.  Second:  Nielson.  Roll call vote – Daughtry, yes; Kostka, yes; Nielson, yes; Braden, yes; Sandham, yes.  Ordinance adopted.

 

REPORTS:

 

ADMINISTRATOR:  Frank Bastone, Township Administrator, reported the Plausha Park information meeting is next Thursday night.  This is for the Township to take over the water system.  The Plausha Park membership is considering the Township’s proposal.  They need to get back to us if they accept the proposal, have an alternate, or reject the proposal.

 

Route 46 West resurfacing – The NJDOT held a meeting last week for Township officials.  9-mile stretch.  The project may start this fall.  The majority of the project will be complete in spring 2011.  3-inch milling and overlap. 

 

Departmental transitions – we will be advertising for a new Certified Finance Officer.  I am working with the DPW Director on a revised table of organization.  Social Services – have developed supervisory titles for two part-time positions.  I have letters on the six retirements that we need to memorialize.  The retirement offer program ends on June 1.  We also need to memorialize the sidebar agreement with the PBA for the comp time for the 4th of July.  My suggestion is to put this resolution on for June 9.  Administrator’s Secretary position – will advertise. 

 

ATTORNEY:  No report.

 

FINANCE:  Chairman Sandham stated Fran is retiring on August 1.  I would like to say thank you for her years of dedicated service to the Township – 35.  Frances Vanderhoof, Director of Finance, gave an update on the Township debt.  In 2010 we will paying off $5½ million of debt.

 

ENGINEER:  Anthony Barile, Township Engineer, reported on the County paving projects.  Whitehall Road drainage project – they originally said they would do it by the end of May.  The County is having problems with NJ Transit on easements.  They will have a crew out there this week for some milling and paving under the bridge as a temporary measure.

 

Main Road milling, paving, restriping project from Abbott Road to Jade Mountain preconstruction meeting last week at the County offices.  That project will take place late July, early August.

 

Committeeman Daughtry stated PSE&G is starting test borings.  Are there road mark-outs?  Barile stated he will check on it.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

Chairman Sandham reported the VFW is having their Memorial Day service on Sunday, May 30, at 11 a.m.

 

DISCUSSION ITEMS:

 

NO. 1 – INTRODUCTION OF 2010 MUNICIPAL BUDGET:  Bastone reported the target was for this budget to be introduced with a 1.75% increase in the municipal levy.  The number is actually 1.71%.  The budget as proposed – the impact on average home assessed at $332,000 equals a $33 increase.

 

Sandham stated a tremendous thank you to our Administrator and Chief Financial Officer.  On behalf of the Township Committee, we want to thank all our municipal unions.  They all came forward with concessions.  Would also like to thank the nonunion employees for contributing to health benefits and getting less of a raise.  It was a great collective effort to get to where we needed to be.  We certainly appreciate that.  After the $562,000 cut in State aid – a 1.71% increase is a tremendous answer for the citizens of this town.

 

RESOLUTION APPROVING THE INTRODUCTION OF THE 2010 MUNICIPAL BUDGET:

 

2010 MUNICIPAL BUDGET

OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MONTVILLE

COUNTY OF MORRIS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue and Appropriation Summaries

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summary of Revenues

 

 

Anticipated

Final

 

 

 

 

2010

2009 Budget

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.  Surplus

 

 

 

 $     1,200,000

 $    2,140,000

2.  Total Miscellaneous Revenues

 

 

8,042,235

7,151,526

3.  Receipts from Delinquent Taxes

 

 

1,200,000

1,173,274

4.   Local Tax for Municipal Purposes

 

 

      17,765,549

     17,466,372

 

 

 

 

 

 

                             Total General Revenues

 

 $   28,207,784

 $   27,931,172

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summary of Appropriations

 

 

Proposed

Final

 

 

 

 

2010 Budget

2009 Budget

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.  Operating Expenses:

 

 

 

 

         Salaries and Wages

 

 

 $     8,909,285

 $    8,990,316

         Other Expenses

 

 

9,208,860

8,958,196

2.  Deferred Charges & Other Appropriations

 

1,875,033

1,787,864

3.  Capital Improvements

 

 

80,000

75,000

4.  Debt Service

 

 

 

5,784,606

5,819,796

5.  Reserve for Uncollected Taxes

 

 

        2,350,000

       2,300,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

                       Total General Appropriations

 

 $   28,207,784

 $   27,931,172

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Number of Employees (Full-Time)

 

 

111

111

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2010 Dedicated Water Utility Budget

Summary of Revenues

 

 

Anticipated

Final

 

 

 

 

2010

2009 Budget

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.  Surplus

 

 

 

 $        100,000

 $       359,414

2.  Total Miscellaneous Revenues

 

 

2,245,194

2,573,178

3.  Deficit (General Budget)

 

 

                   -  

                  -  

 

 

 

 

 

 

                             Total Revenues

 

 

 $     2,345,194

 $    2,932,592

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summary of Appropriations

 

 

Proposed

Final

 

 

 

 

2010 Budget

2009 Budget

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.  Operating Expenses: 

 

 

 

 

        Salaries and Wages

 

 

 $        462,262

 $       456,396

        Other Expenses

 

 

1,267,695

1,231,684

2.  Deferred Charges & Other Appropriations

 

75,138

62,879

3.  Capital Improvements

 

 

107,000

125,000

4.  Debt Service

 

 

 

433,099

430,633

5.  Surplus (General Budget)

 

 

                     -

          626,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

                       Total Appropriations

 

 

 $     2,345,194

 $    2,932,592

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Total Number of Employees (Full-Time)

 

 

6

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

2010 Dedicated Sewer Utility Budget

Summary of Revenues

 

 

Anticipated

Final

 

 

 

 

2010

2009 Budget

1.  Surplus

 

 

 

 

 

2.  Total Miscellaneous Revenues

 

 

 $     4,403,381

 $    4,313,457

3.  Deficit (General Budget)

 

 

                   -  

                  -  

 

 

 

 

 

 

                             Total Revenues

 

 

 $     4,403,381

 $    4,313,457

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summary of Appropriations

 

 

Proposed

Final

 

 

 

 

2010 Budget

2009 Budget

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.  Operating Expenses: 

 

 

 

 

        Salaries and Wages

 

 

 $        317,511

 $       306,611

        Other Expenses

 

 

2,210,788

2,099,223

2.  Deferred Charges & Other Appropriations

 

49,417

49,920

3.  Capital Improvements

 

 

87,500

117,900

4.  Debt Service

 

 

 

1,738,165

1,589,803

5.  Surplus (General Budget)

 

 

                     -

          150,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

                       Total Appropriations

 

 

 $     4,403,381

 $    4,313,457

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Number of Employees (Full-Time)

 

 

5

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Debt Information - Bonds, Notes and Loans

 

 

General

Water Utility

Sewer Utility

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest on Bonds

 $         1,601,906

 $            161,000

 $        327,605

 

Principal on Bonds

3,845,000

265,624

1,129,376

 

Interest on Notes

 

6,475

41,250

 

Loan Repayments

337,700

 

239,934

 

Outstanding Balance-December 31, 2009

42,222,835

4,625,144

11,388,790

 

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following statements of revenues and appropriations attached hereto constitute the local Budget of the Township of Montville, Morris County, New Jersey for the year 2010.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the said budget be published in The Daily Record in the issue of June 1, 2010, and that a hearing on the Budget will be held at the Municipal Building on June 22, 2010 at 8:00 o’clock (p.m.) or as soon thereafter as the matter may be reached.

 

Motion:  Nielson.  Second:  Kostka.  Roll call vote – Daughtry, yes; Kostka, yes; Nielson, yes; Braden, yes; Sandham, yes.  Resolution adopted.

 

NO. 2 – REVALUATION CONTRACT:  Bastone reported the Township Committee has a proposed draft contract for the purpose of solicitation of proposals on a revaluation of the Township.  We need to approve this draft so it can be submitted to the State.  The contract would start in 2011 for an effective date of 2012. 

 

Sandham asked if the contract provided for digital mapping.  That provides a much more useful tool.  It is a $60,000 approximate cost if you amortize it over ten years.  Bastone stated he will incorporate it in.

 

Bastone stated the cost is $500,000 to $600,000 to do the revaluation.  The State allows you to pay over five years.

 

NO. 3 – STORMWATER MANAGEMENT:  As part of stormwater regulations, the Township is required to conduct a short training session for the Township Committee.  Anthony Barile submitted to the Township Committee “Tier A Municipal Stormwater Guidance Document” and conducted the training:

 

Barile reported our 2004 stormwater general permit has a provision for public education.  There are ten points toward public education.  He gave an overview of all of the requirements of the Township’s stormwater general permit and went over the items he intends to work on this year to satisfy the requirements:  website; stormwater display; the education being conducted this evening; and ordinance education – a letter from the Mayor to the residents and businesses.  I have a draft letter prepared which I hope you will authorize me to publish in the next Montville Messenger.

 

Municipal permits – we have a Tier A municipal stormwater permit.  The stormwater pollution prevention program that my department developed is on file in my office.  We have enacted various ordinances which help to limit water pollution.  Street sweeping – we have to do this on an annual basis.  New developments – road inlets have to be brought up to new standards.  There are standard operating procedures developed for vehicle operations.  They have been distributed to the public works department.  Also, public works conducts employee training every year.  We have a stormwater inlet labeling system, and we have inspected every outfall pipe.  Also, I have provided you with a copy of our annual report to the NJDEP.  It documents all the work we have done over the last year.

 

Township Committee authorized Mr. Barile to publish the letter from the Mayor in the next issue of the Montville Messenger.

 

PUBLIC PORTION FOR ITEMS NOT LISTED ON THE AGENDA:

 

Adam Kenney, Mary Drive, Towaco, police officer, asked if the concessions and the retirements are enough so everyone will have their job.  Sandham stated yes, we said all along we were trying to avoid layoffs.  They are off the table and so are furlough days.

 

Hearing no further comments, Chairman Sandham closed the public portion.  Motion:  Daughtry.  Second:  Kostka.  All in favor.  Motion approved.

 

ORDINANCE INTRODUCTIONS:

 

NO. 1 – BOND ORDINANCE NO. 2010-19 PROVIDING FOR THE ACQUISITION OF PROPERTY IN AND BY THE TOWNSHIP OF MONTVILLE, IN THE COUNTY OF MORRIS, NEW JERSEY, APPROPRIATING $3,000,000 THEREFOR AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $313,500 BONDS OR NOTES OF THE TOWNSHIP TO FINANCE PART OF THE COST THEREOF:  Starkey tract.

 

Ordinance is offered for adoption on first reading with second reading and public hearing scheduled for June 9, 2010, at 8 p.m.  Motion:  Nielson.  Second:  Daughtry.  Discussion:

 

Robert Doc Purnell, 23 Dahl Drive, Montville, stated he has advocated for this for 15 years.  It is 50 acres.  $2 million grant money from the County and $670,000 in State funds. 

 

Sandham stated Doc Purnell, Deb Nielson, and the entire Open Space Committee should be commended for the acquisition of this piece of property for open space.

 

Roll call vote – Daughtry, yes; Kostka, yes; Nielson, yes; Braden, yes; Sandham, yes.  Motion approved.

 

NO. 2 – ORDINANCE NO. 2010-20 AMENDING CHAPTER 230 OF THE REVISED GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MONTVILLE REGULATING STORMWATER MANAGEMENT FOR MINOR SUBDIVISION AND INDIVIDUAL SINGLE-FAMILY PROPERTIES:

 

Ordinance is offered for adoption on first reading with second reading and public hearing scheduled for June 9, 2010, at 8 p.m.  Motion:  Nielson.  Second:  Kostka.  Roll call vote – Daughtry, yes; Kostka, yes; Nielson, yes; Braden, yes; Sandham, yes.  Motion approved.

 

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CONSENT AGENDA NO. 2010-CA11:  Motion:  Daughtry.  Second:  Nielson.  Roll call vote – Daughtry, yes; Kostka, yes; Nielson, yes; Braden, yes; Sandham, yes.  Resolution adopted.

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM A – RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE RETURN OF CASH BOND POSTED THE TOWNSHIP OF MONTVILLE:  N. Realty Investors, Block 39, Lot 63.1, 1 Twins Court, Towaco, $2,500.00, soil stabilization.

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM B – RESOLUTION RELEASING 525 REALTY HOLDING – BLOCK 149.04, LOTS 1 & 2, 269 & 273 CHANGEBRIDGE ROAD – FROM PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE:  PMN06-14.  $10,000.00 released.

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM C – RESOLUTION APPROVING REFUND OF TAX OVERPAYMENT:  Tax appeal 2009.  Block 182, Lot 2.1, Carolina Freight, 9 Route 46.  $19,945.66.

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM D – RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROCESSING OF CERTAIN TAX SALE CERTIFICATE REDEMPTIONS:

 

BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township of Montville, in the County of Morris and State of New Jersey, that the following tax sale certificate redemptions be processed by the department of Finance:

 

Block 52 Lot 36                      

4 Skyline Drive

Premium Money                                                                      $   700.00

Lien Redemption Certificate #08-00005                                 $2,867.08

Total Payment                                                                         $3,567.08

To:  Park Finance, LLC

 

Block 110 Lot 7                      

808 Route 202

Lien Redemption Certificate #09-00032                                 $542.59

To:  Gale, Stephen

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM E – RESOLUTION TO CANCEL 2009 APPROPRIATION RESERVES IN 2010:

 

WHEREAS, the following 2009 Budget Reserves remain unexpended:

 

            Police, Salaries & Wages                               $140,000

 

            Solid Waste                                                    $  55,871

                                                                                    $195,871

 

            WHEREAS it is necessary to formally cancel said balances so that the unexpended balances may be credited to Surplus;

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Township Committee of the Township of Montville, that the above listed unexpended balances of the 2009 Current Fund be canceled.

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM F – RESOLUTION TO CANCEL 2009 WATER APPROPRIATION RESERVES IN 2010:

 

WHEREAS, the following 2009 Water Budget Reserves remain unexpended:

 

                        Service Contracts                   $  3,000

                        Hardware & Supplies              $  4,600

                        Water Sampling                      $  4,500

                        Pipes & Valves                        $  4,900

                        Plant Maintenance                  $15,000

                        Jersey City Water                   $34,000

                                                                        $66,000

 

            WHEREAS, it is necessary to formally cancel said balances so that the unexpended balances may be credited to Surplus.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township of Montville, that the above listed unexpended balances of the 2009 Water Budget be canceled.

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM G – RESOLUTION TO CANCEL SEWER CAPITAL APPROPRIATION BALANCES OF COMPLETED PROJECTS:

 

WHEREAS, certain Sewer Capital Improvement appropriation balances remain dedicated to projects now completed; and

 

            WHEREAS, it is necessary to formally cancel said balances, so that the unexpended balances may be returned to each respective Capital Improvement Fund or credited to Surplus, and unused debt authorizations may be cancelled.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township of Montville, that the following unexpended and dedicated balances of Sewer Capital Improvement Appropriations be cancelled:

 

Ord. #              Date Auth.       Project Description     Funded    Unfunded

 

2005-24           5/10/2005     Riverside Pump Station $137,926

2005-24           5/10/2005     Riverside Interceptor      $  14,660

2005-24           5/10/2005     Cheyenne Sewer Sys.   $  20,849

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM H – RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PAYMENT TO HERITAGE ABSTRACT COMPANY FOR TITLE INSURANCE – OPEN SPACE ACQUISITION:  STARKEY:  Title insurance $3,000,000.  Block 59.1, Lot 5 and Block 76, Lot 15.2, $8,530.00.

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM I – RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING FILING OF GRANT APPLICATION WITH THE NJ DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS – RECREATION PROGRAMS FOR THE DISABLED:

 

WHEREAS, the Township of Montville desires to apply for and obtain a grant from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, for $10,000.00 state share with $5,000.00 local share for a for a total contract of $15,000.00 in 2011 to hire personnel to continue providing recreation programs for the disabled population of Montville Township and surrounding communities.

 

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED,

 

1) that the Township of Montville does hereby authorize the application for such a grant; and

 

2)recognizes and accepts that the Department may offer a lesser or greater amount and therefore, upon receipt of the grant agreement from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, does further authorize the execution of any such grant agreement; and also, upon receipt of the fully executed agreement from the Department, does further authorize the expenditure of such funds pursuant to the terms of said agreement between the Township of Montville and the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs. 

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the persons whose names, titles and signatures appear below are authorized to sign the application, and that they or their successors in said titles are authorized to sign the agreement and any other documents necessary in connection therewith:  James Sandham, Jr., Mayor; Gertrude H. Atkinson, Township Clerk.

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM J – RESOLUTION TO AFFIRM THE TOWNSHIP OF MONTVILLE’S CIVIL RIGHTS POLICY WITH RESPECT TO ALL OFFICIALS, APPOINTEES, EMPLOYEES, PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, VOLUNTEERS, INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS AND MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC THAT COME INTO CONTACT WITH MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES, OFFICIALS AND VOLUNTEERS:

 

WHEREAS, it is the policy of the Township of Montville to treat the public, employees, prospective employees, appointees, volunteers and contractors in a manner consistent with all applicable civil rights laws and regulations, including but not limited to the Federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 as subsequently amended, the New Jersey Law against Discrimination, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Conscientious Employee Protection Act; and

 

            Whereas, the Township Committee of the Township of Montville has determined that certain procedures need to be established to accomplish this policy

 

            Now, therefore, be it resolved by the Township Committee of the Township of Montville, in the County of Morris and State of New Jersey, that:

           

Section 1: No official, employee, appointee or volunteer of the Township by whatever title known, or any entity that is in any way a part of the Township shall engage, either directly or indirectly in any act including the failure to act that constitutes discrimination, harassment or a violation of any person’s constitutional rights while such official, employee, appointee volunteer, or entity is engaged in or acting on behalf of the Township’s business or using the facilities or property of the Township.

 

Section 2: The prohibitions and requirements of this resolution shall extend to any person or entity, including but not limited to any volunteer organization or inter-local organization, whether structured as a governmental entity or a private entity, that received authorization or support in any way from the Township to provide services that otherwise could be performed by the Township.

 

Section 3: Discrimination, harassment and civil rights shall be defined for purposes of this resolution using the latest definitions contained in the applicable Federal and State laws concerning discrimination, harassment and civil rights.

 

Section 4: The Township Administrator shall establish written procedures for any person to report alleged discrimination, harassment and violations of civil rights prohibited by this resolution.  Such persons shall include alternate ways to report a complaint so that the person making the complaint need not communicate with the alleged violator in the event the alleged violator would be the normal contact for such complaints.

 

Section 5: No person shall retaliate against any person who reports any alleged discrimination, harassment or violation of civil rights, provided however, that any person who reports alleged violations in bad faith shall be subject to appropriate discipline.

 

Section 6:  The Township Administrator shall require all officials, employees, appointees and volunteers of the Township as well as all other entities subject to this resolution to periodically complete training concerning their duties, responsibilities and rights pursuant to this resolution.

 

Section 7:  The Township Administrator shall establish a system to monitor compliance.

 

Section 8:  The Township Administrator shall cause a summary of this resolution and the procedures established pursuant to this resolution to be communicated with the Governing Body regularly.  This communication shall include a statement from the governing body expressing its unequivocal commitment to enforce this resolution.  This summary shall be published via the adopted minutes of the regular meetings of the Township Committee on the Township’s website.

 

Section 9:  This resolution shall take effect immediately.

 

Section 10:  A copy of this resolution shall be published in the official newspaper of the Township of Montville in order for the public to be made aware of this policy and the Township of Montville’s commitment to the implementation and enforcement of this policy.

 

RESOLUTIONS:

 

NO. 1 – RESOLUTION APPROVING SOLICITOR’S PERMIT APPLICATION 2010:  Perry Cristiano – A.C. Daughtry, Inc.  Motion:  Nielson.  Second:  Sandham.  All in favor except Daughtry – abstain.  Resolution adopted.

 

NO. 2 – RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE TOWNSHIP OF MONTVILLE AND PUBLIC SERVICE ELECTRIC & GAS COMPANY:

 

WHEREAS, on January 12, 2009, Public Service Electric and Gas Company (“PSE&G”) submitted a Petition with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (“BPU”) for a determination under N.J.S.A. 40:55D-19 that the proposed 500 kV Susquehanna-Roseland transmission system upgrade project (“the Project”) is reasonably necessary for the service, convenience or welfare of the public; and

            WHEREAS, the Project will span sixteen (16) municipalities within the State of New Jersey; and

            WHEREAS, Montville Township is one of these 16 municipalities along the route of the Project and intervened in the BPU proceeding; and

            WHEREAS, the Petition was approved by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities on February 11, 2010; and

            WHEREAS, PSE&G and the Township have reached an agreement under the terms set forth below that both parties believe represents a fair and reasonable resolution that benefits both parties; and

            WHEREAS, a provision in this agreement requires the Township to provide an access agreement to PSE&G over certain Township owned properties.

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township of Montville, in the County of Morris and State of New Jersey, that the appropriate municipal officials are hereby authorized to execute an agreement with PSE&G in the form attached hereto; and be it further

            RESOLVED that the appropriate municipal officials are authorized to execute an access agreement with PSE&G to provide access as set forth in the agreement over the following Township owned properties:

 

Block 3, Lot 8

Block 21.1, Lot 42

Block 131, Lot 15

 

Motion:  Daughtry.  Second:  Braden.  Discussion:  Bastone stated this was negotiated with all of the seven towns that were municipal interveners.  The Township will be receiving in excess of $380,000 for compensation for particular components related to construction of the new PSE&G lines in Montville.

 

Sandham stated if we didn’t do this they could have went through a condemnation process with the Township.  Obviously, we wanted to avoid that.

 

Roll call vote – Daughtry, yes; Kostka, yes; Nielson, yes; Braden, yes; Sandham, yes.  Resolution adopted.

 

NO. 3 – RESOLUTION APPROVING OPEN SESSION MINUTES – SPECIAL MEETINGS DECEMBER 15, 2009 AND DECEMBER 29, 2009:  Motion:  Daughtry.  Second:  Nielson.  Roll call vote – Daughtry, yes; Kostka, yes; Nielson, yes; Braden, yes; Sandham, yes.  Resolution adopted.

 

NO. 4 – RESOLUTION APPROVING OPEN AND CLOSED SESSION MINUTES – REORGANIZATION MEETING JANUARY 5, 2010 AND REGULAR MEETING JANUARY 12, 2010:  Motion:  Braden.  Second:  Daughtry.  Roll call vote – Daughtry, yes; Kostka, yes; Nielson, yes; Braden, yes; Sandham, yes.  Resolution adopted.

 

NO. 5 – RESOLUTION APPROVING THE LISTING OF BILLS AND SIGNING OF CHECKS:  Listing of bills approved; and the Mayor and Township Clerk are authorized to sign the checks.  Motion:  Nielson.  Second:  Braden.  Roll call vote – Daughtry, yes; Kostka, yes; Nielson, yes; Braden, yes; Sandham, yes.  Resolution adopted.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

Committeeman Daughtry reported Jim Bryce, Township Attorney, Frank Bastone, and himself met with Verizon regarding FIOS.  There will be a follow up discussion with the judge on Thursday.  Preliminarily it seems to be in favor of Montville. 

 

Committeeman Kostka – no report.

 

Committeewoman Nielson reported we have a special meeting with the Planning Board on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. to discuss the housing element of the master plan.  It will be a public hearing.

 

Committeeman Braden – no report.

 

Chairman Sandham reported the Open Space Committee has put together a very short survey for the Township Committee.  You will see something in the next couple of weeks on that.

 

He thanked everyone on the Township Committee – except Mr. Daughtry who had to recuse himself – and the ad-hoc committee of volunteers we had for the BOE budget.  This is my third time sitting through this.  This was the least adversarial that we have been.  Generally, this was a really good process.  It is my understanding that the BOE is not going to appeal it.

 

Meeting adjourned at 9:01 p.m.  Motion:  Daughtry.  Second:  Kostka.  All in favor.  Motion approved.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

                                                           

Gertrude H. Atkinson, Township Clerk

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 29 September 2010 )
 
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