MTC Meeting Minutes 06-09-10 Print E-mail

Montville Township Committee Regular Meeting

Wednesday, June 9, 2010, 8:00 p.m.

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

 

8:00 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

                        Committeewoman Deborah Nielson

                        Committeeman Tim Braden

                        Chairman James Sandham, Jr.

 

Absent:            Committeeman Don Kostka

 

Also present:   Frank Bastone, Township Administrator

Frances Vanderhoof, Director of Finance

Adam Brewer, Management Specialist

Thomas Mazzaccaro, DPW/Water & Sewer Director

Robert Oostdyk, Township Attorney

Gertrude Atkinson, Township Clerk

 

Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance led by Committeeman Braden.

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS ON ORDINANCES FOR FINAL ADOPTION:

 

NO. 1 – ORDINANCE NO. 2010-16 AMENDING CHAPTER 12.24 ENTITLED “SOIL REMOVAL GENERALLY” OF THE REVISED GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MONTVILLE:  Public hearing carried to June 22, 2010.  Motion:  Nielson.  Second:  Daughtry.  All in favor except Kostka – absent.  Motion approved.

 

NO. 2 – 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.

 

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

 

Motion to adopt ordinance:  Nielson.  Second:  Daughtry.  Discussion:  Nielson stated this is the acquisition of fifty plus acres for open space.  Roll call vote – Daughtry, yes; Kostka, absent; Nielson, yes; Braden, yes; Sandham, yes.  Ordinance adopted.

 

NO. 3 – 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:

 

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

 

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

 

REPORTS:

 

ADMINISTRATOR:  Frank Bastone, Township Administrator, reported the Land Conservancy of NJ has scaled back their plans for construction of a new building.  They would like approval just to repair the existing garage.  Township Committee – ok.

 

Open Space Trails grant – An application was submitted to ANJEC.  The total for the project was approximately $14,000 estimated by the NJ Land Conservancy.  We received word the application would be funded for $6,500.  The balance would come from open space funds.

 

ATTORNEY:  No report.

 

FINANCE:  Frances Vanderhoof, Director of Finance, reported Standard & Poor’s had our consultation on Monday.  We have retained our AAA rating.  We are one of only three municipalities in the State with the AAA rating.  As a result of that, we went out for our refunding bonds.  The savings was $430,000.  We are very please with that.  Please read the Standard & Poor’s report, and you will see why we received that rating.

 

Chairman Sandham stated kudos to you and your team for keeping that rating for us and to the Township Committee.

 

ENGINEER:  No report.

 

RESOLUTIONS:

 

NO. 1 – RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PERSON-TO-PERSON TRANSFER OF LIQUOR LICENSE FROM RFD ENTERPRISES, LLC TO JANLU, LLC:  Red Barn Liquors and Pub.

 

WHEREAS, an application has been filed for a Person-to-Person Transfer of Plenary Retail Consumption with broad package privilege License Number 1421-32-014-008, heretofore issued to RFD Enterprises, LLC for premises located at 446 Route 202, Towaco, (Montville Township), New Jersey;

 

WHEREAS, the submitted application form is complete in all respects, the transfer fees have been paid, and the license has been properly renewed for the current license term;

 

WHEREAS, the applicant is qualified to be licensed according to all standard established by Title 33 of the New Jersey Statutes, regulations promulgated thereunder, as well as pertinent local ordinances and conditions consistent with Title 33;

 

WHEREAS, the applicant has disclosed and the issuing authority reviewed the source of all funds used in the purchase of the license and the licensed business and all additional financing obtained in connection with the licensed business;

           

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Township Committee of the Township of Montville, in the County of Morris and State of New Jersey, does hereby approve, effective June 9, 2010, the transfer of the aforesaid Plenary Retail Consumption with broad package privilege License to Janlu, LLC, and does hereby direct the Township Clerk to endorse the license certificate to the new ownership as follows:  “This license, subject to all its terms and conditions, is hereby transferred to Janlu, LLC, effective June 9, 2010.”

 

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

 

DISCUSSION ITEMS:

 

NO. 1 – DEPARTMENTAL TRANSITIONS:  Bastone reported.

 

Chief Financial Officer – the position has been advertised.  It is on a variety of professional organization websites and on the NJ State League of Municipalities website.

 

DPW Superintendent – working on a revised table of organization with Tom Mazzaccaro, DPW Director.

 

Police Department – working on a revised table of organization with Rich Cook, Chief of Police.  We are looking at going to Morris County for regional dispatching with other municipalities.

 

Social Services – the Management Specialist is becoming the Department Head of Youth Services and Senior Services.  Advertised the part-time youth services and senior services supervisory positions.

 

Secretary Administration – the position has been advertised.  Confidential position that would serve the Administrator and the Management Specialist.

 

Land Use – had discussions with the Engineering and Construction Code department heads about coming up with a new table of organization that would involve those three departments.

 

Committeewoman Nielson stated regarding the administrative secretary, we had talked about either having a secretarial pool or combining staff.  With the advent of electronics and computers, we should be looking for increased efficiencies.  Perhaps sharing with finance, clerk, etc.

 

Bastone stated this person is going to be reporting to both myself and Mr. Brewer.  This position also handles civil service, all insurance claims.  He will look at sharing with clerk. 

 

Committeeman Daughtry stated now would be the opportune time to talk about the span of control of the department heads.  Bastone stated that is what I am specifically doing with Land Use/Engineering/Construction code.

 

Sandham asked Mr. Bastone when he expects to have a revised table of organization.  Bastone replied he expects to have Land Use in two weeks. 

 

NO. 2 – CAMP DAWSON PICNIC PAVILION:  Bastone reported they have letter from the Towaco Civic Association requesting, as part of the picnic pavilion project that was approved in the Camp Dawson master plan, to sell engraved bricks to fund the project.

 

Christina Renfer, TCA President, 10 Waughaw Road, Towaco, stated we are proposing regular bricks and 10” x 6” bricks for the pathway.  We would like to finish up this year.  The TCA will be installing the bricks. 

 

Frank Bastone stated he spoke to Tony Barile, and there are no wetlands affected. 

 

Approve TCA brick project.  Motion:  Braden.  Second:  Nielson.  Roll call vote – Daughtry, yes; Kostka, absent; Nielson, yes; Braden, yes; Sandham, yes.  Motion approved.

 

PUBLIC PORTION FOR ITEMS NOT LISTED ON THE AGENDA:  Chairman Sandham opened the public portion.  Hearing no comments, Chairman Sandham closed the public portion.  Motion:  Daughtry.  Second:  Braden.  All in favor except Kostka – absent.  Motion approved.

 

ORDINANCE INTRODUCTIONS:

 

NO. 1 – ORDINANCE NO. 2010-21 AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 2010-10 ESTABLISHING SALARIES OR WAGES OF OFFICIALS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MONTVILLE IN THE COUNTY OF MORRIS FOR THE YEARS 2009-2012 – WHITE COLLAR: 

 

Ordinance is offered for adoption on first reading with second reading and public hearing scheduled for June 22, 2010, at 8 p.m.  Motion:  Braden.  Second:  Daughtry.  Discussion:  Bastone stated this is implementing the amendment for the 50% giveback of White Collar’s raise for 2010.

 

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

 

NO. 2 – ORDINANCE NO. 2010-22 ESTABLISHING THE RATE OF SALARY, WAGE OR COMPENSATION OF EMPLOYEES OF THE DEPARTMENTS OF PUBLIC WORKS AND WATER AND SEWER IN THE TOWNSHIP OF MONTVILLE IN THE COUNTY OF MORRIS:  Blue Collar 2008 – 2011.

 

Ordinance is offered for adoption on first reading with second reading and public hearing scheduled for June 22, 2010, at 8 p.m.  Motion:  Daughtry.  Second:  Braden.  Discussion:  Bastone stated this covers 2008 – 2011.  Provision for giveback in 2010.

 

Roll call vote – Daughtry, yes; Kostka, absent; Nielson, no; Braden, yes; Sandham, yes.  Motion approved.

 

NO. 3 – ORDINANCE NO. 2010-23 ESTABLISHING THE 2010 SALARIES OR WAGES OF OFFICIALS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MONTVILLE IN THE COUNTY OF MORRIS AND METHOD OF PAYMENT OF SUCH SALARY OR WAGES:  Unrepresented.

 

Ordinance is offered for adoption on first reading with second reading and public hearing scheduled for June 22, 2010, at 8 p.m.  Motion:  Braden.  Second:  Daughtry.  Discussion:  Bastone stated this covers one year for 2010.  3% increase with giveback of 1½%.

 

Roll call vote – Daughtry, yes; Kostka, absent; Nielson, no; Braden, yes; Sandham, yes.  Motion approved.

 

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CONSENT AGENDA NO. 2010-CA12:  Motion:  Nielson.  Second:  Braden.  Roll call vote – Daughtry, yes; Kostka, absent; Nielson, yes; Braden, yes; Sandham, yes.  Resolution adopted.

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM A – RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE RETURN OF CASH BONDS POSTED WITH THE TOWNSHIP OF MONTVILLE:

 

            WHEREAS, certain cash bonds have been posted with the Township of Montville to secure the performance of obligations; and

            WHEREAS, the Engineering Department has verified that the improvements, the installation of which were secured by the cash bonds, have been installed in a satisfactory manner and has recommended the release of cash bonds.

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township of Montville, County of Morris and State of New Jersey, that the following cash performance bonds shall be released:

 

NAME/LOCATION

 

TYPE OF BOND

AMOUNT TO BE

RETURNED

 

Donna M. Bivona

2 Pond View

Montville, New Jersey

(2 Pond View)

 

 

 

Driveway

Soil Stabilization

 

 

$2,700.00

$2,500.00

K. & L. Witty

4 Pine Brook Road

Towaco, New Jersey

(Block 98, Lot 23)

 

 

Driveway

Soil Stabilization

 

 

$1,200.00

$   955.00

Peter Nagle Builder

916 Main Street

Boonton, New Jersey

(Block 109, Lot 30.18) 9 Gunther’s View

 

 

 

Soil Stabilization

 

 

 

$3,200.00

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this Resolution shall be forwarded to the Chief Financial Officer.

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM B – RESOLUTION APPROVING REFUND OF TAX OVERPAYMENT 2010:  Duplicate payment.  Block 33, Lot 40.6, 73 Taylortown Road, $4,340.61.

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM C – 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 88 Lot 57          

89 Pine Brook Road

Premium Money                                                                                  $   100.00

Lien Redemption Certificate #08-00010                                             $ 2,080.31

Total Payment                                                                                     $ 2,180.31

To:  Crusader Lien Services

 

Block 21 Lot 5                        

71 Stony Brook Road

Lien Redemption Certificate #09-00004                                             $55,307.82

To:  Lien Times, LLC

 

Block 76 Lot 8 Qualifier C003F

27 Helton Terrace

Lien Redemption Certificate #09-00021                                             $   302.22

To:  J.N. Properties

 

Block 131.01 Lot 36.04

1 Freedom Court

Lien Redemption Certificate #09-00038                                             $   471.68

To:  J.N. Properties

 

Block 164 Lot 46                    

40 Maple Avenue

Lien Redemption Certificate #09-00047                                             $   461.01

To:  J.N. Properties

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM D – ACCEPTANCE OF RESIGNATION OF DOROTHY PAVLIK FROM THE HOUSING COMMITTEE:  With regrets.

 

RESOLUTIONS:

 

NO. 2 – RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF A SIDEBAR AGREEMENT WITH MONTVILLE TOWNSHIP PBA LOCAL 150 AND THE SUPERIOR OFFICERS’ ASSOCIATION:

 

WHEREAS, Montville Township PBA Local 150 & the Superior Officers’ Association and the Township of Montville have agreed that all police officers who work overtime during the 2010 Independence Day celebration (June 25 through June 27, 2010) shall receive compensatory time off at the rate of time and one-half in lieu of overtime pay under the contract.  The PBA/SOA and the Township agree that the use of such compensatory time shall not be permitted if it would cause overtime and no overtime shall be paid to any other officer for the shift on which it is utilized; and

            WHEREAS, the Township has agreed that in consideration of this and other concessions, there shall be no police layoffs in 2010; and

            WHEREAS, the Township and the PBA/SOA have memorialized this agreement in a Sidebar Letter dated May 26, 2010.

            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 Township Administrator is hereby authorized to execute a Sidebar Letter Agreement dated May 26, 2010, memorializing an agreement between Montville Township PBA Local 150 & the Superior Officers’ Association and the Township of Montville in the form attached hereto.

 

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

 

NO. 3 – RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING RETIREMENT AGREEMENTS WITH CERTAIN TOWNSHIP EMPLOYEES:

 

WHEREAS, the Township of Montville, as a cost saving policy, offered to pay employees agreeing to retire effective August 1, 2010, a one time non-pensionable payment in the amount of 20% of the employee’s annual salary not to exceed $15,000.00; and

           

WHEREAS, the following employees have agreed to accept the Township’s offer:

 

Alan Cook, Police Sergeant

Kevin Milley, Patrolman

Charles E. Helmstetter, Police Lieutenant

Edward J. Rosenbergen Sr., DPW Superintendent

Lillian Abate, Administrative Secretary

Frances Vanderhoof, Chief Municipal Finance Officer

Linda White, Land Use Administrator

 

            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 Township of Montville accepts the retirement of the following employees effective August 1, 2010 and authorizes a one time non-pensionable payment to each of these employees in the amount of 20% of the employee’s annual salary not to exceed $15,000.00 upon adoption of the 2011 municipal budget:

 

Alan Cook, Police Sergeant

Kevin Milley, Patrolman

Charles E. Helmstetter, Police Lieutenant

Edward J. Rosenbergen Sr., DPW Superintendent

Lillian Abate, Administrative Secretary

Frances Vanderhoof, Chief Municipal Finance Officer

Linda White, Land Use Administrator

 

Motion:  Nielson.  Second:  Braden.  Discussion:  Bastone stated they will realize the increased savings in the 2011 budget.  We have a special line item that we pay our retirees their sick time.  The sick time will be paid in 2011.  Sandham stated some of these positions will not be replaced and some will come in at lower salaries.  We are anticipating savings this year and next year also.

 

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

 

NO. 4 – RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE GRANTING OF A SPECIAL PERMIT TO THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS TO ALLOW THE CONSUMPTION OF BEER AND WINE DURING A PICNIC HELD AT THE COMMUNITY PARK ON JULY 25, 2010:

 

WHEREAS, Montville Township Code Chapter 85-16 permits the issuance of special permits for the consumption of alcohol on public property; and

            WHEREAS, the Knights of Columbus will hold a picnic on July 25, 2010, at the Montville Township Community Park and have requested that the Township grant a "special permit" to allow the consumption of beer and wine at their picnic; and

            WHEREAS, the Knights of Columbus have submitted their request in accordance with Chapter 85-16 and have agreed to comply with the conditions of said Chapter; and

            WHEREAS, the Township Committee has reviewed this request and has determined that a special permit be granted to allow the consumption of beer and wine at the picnic.

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township of Montville, County of Morris and State of New Jersey, that a "special permit" shall be granted to allow the consumption of beer and wine at the Knights of Columbus picnic to be held at the Montville Township Community Park on July 25, 2010.

 

Motion:  Nielson.  Second:  Braden.  Roll call vote – Daughtry, yes; Kostka, absent; 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:  Braden.  Second:  Daughtry.  Discussion:  Braden asked if we need the municipal building payphone.  Bastone stated the only concern is the public safety issue – if there is an emergency and someone doesn’t have a cell phone.  Daughtry stated you can buy a device that dials 911 for $150.  Same situation for youth center.  Township Committee – ok.

 

Sandham stated we are spending money on tax appeals.  We had over 100 appeals filed.  Hopefully revaluation will take care of that.

 

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

 

PUBLIC PORTION FOR ITEMS NOT LISTED ON THE AGENDA:

 

Roberta Samitt, 2 Ridge Drive North, Montville, asked if there is any way you can put a limit on the amount of election signs.  Bastone stated there is a constitutional issue with the campaign signs.  We cannot limit.

 

Sandham stated we should put rules in writing so the candidates know.  Bastone stated it will be a discussion item at next meeting.

 

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

 

Bastone stated he anticipates they will have the actual Blue Collar contract on for approval at the next meeting.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

Committeeman Daughtry stated there are seven retirees with very diverse backgrounds.  They are all receptive to a joint party.

 

Cell towers – height – ordinance.  I believe Montville should look at that.  Ask the Board of Adjustment and ask council to pull ordinances from other towns.

 

86 River Road salt barn and 7 Church Lane – we need a schedule as to when we can demolish 7 Church Lane and the salt barn.  Bastone stated he has been working over the last week with the Township Attorney on finalizing the First Aid Squad Agreement.  It should be done by the end of the week.

 

Daughtry stated he would like to see one package on the demolition of the two buildings.

 

Committeewoman Nielson asked if the Dial-A-Ride replacement van is in the capital plan since the grant was not funded.  Bastone will look into.

 

Committeeman Braden reported we will be getting correspondence from Recreation that we need some sort of control over the athletic fields – either through a park ranger or the police department.  They are overused and abused.  If we are going to maintain the quality, there are going to have to be some control issues.

 

Chairman Sandham thanked Administration and the Township Committee for the AAA bond rating.  The refinancing saved a ton of money.

 

Sandham had a conference call today with Governor Christie.  He is asking that we pass a resolution supporting the 2.5% cap.  There is movement to put it on the ballot in November as a constitutional amendment for the State of New Jersey.  Sandham requested the resolution be on the agenda next meeting.

 

Meeting adjourned at 8:50 p.m.  Motion:  Nielson.  Second:  Braden.  All in favor except Kostka - absent.  Motion approved.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

                                                           

Gertrude H. Atkinson, Township Clerk

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 29 September 2010 )
 
< Prev   Next >
Joomla School Template by Joomlashack