MTC Meeting Minutes 03-22-11 Print E-mail

Montville Township Committee Regular Meeting

Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 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, sent to the Daily Record, and the Citizen, posted on the Township’s website calendar, and placed on file at 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 Tim Braden

Committeeman Don Kostka

                        Committeeman Scott Gallopo

                        Committeewoman Deb Nielson

                        Chairman James Sandham, Jr.

 

Also present:   Frank Bastone, Township Administrator

Robert Lowenfish, Treasurer/Director of Finance

Adam Brewer, Management Specialist

Thomas Mazzaccaro, DPW/Water & Sewer Director

Martin Murphy, Township Attorney

Gertrude Atkinson, Township Clerk

 

RESOLUTION NO. CES-032211A 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.      Litigation:  Stefanelli; South Salem Associates/Delaware Hudson

2.      Contract negotiations: 86 River Road

3.      Personnel

4.      Property acquisition:  Changebridge Road extension

 

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

 

At 7:00 p.m. – Closed Session.  At 8:09 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 Committeeman Kostka.

 

PRESENTATION:  Organic Gardening Proposal.  Committeeman Braden stated this was brought up to our Recreation Commission.  This is an extension of our community gardens. 

 

Cliff Seipel, 14 Underwood Road, Montville; and Jim Muhaw, 9 Afterglow Way, Montville, presented.

 

Muhaw stated we have had great success at the community gardens.  150 plots of varying sizes.  There is a waiting list of 35 people.  We are trying to accommodate that.  Indian Lane East is an ideal location – flat and open area.  Concept there would be to initially start with ten plots with organic guidelines – growing things without chemicals.  Idea is to eventually spread out through the town with satellite garden plots.  We have worked with Maryann Witty and Tom Mazzaccaro.  It will be funded through gardeners’ fees.

 

Braden stated there are some neighbors in proximity to the gardens.  How will you handle that?  Muhaw stated the folks will be encouraged to enter and exit through Indian Lane East. 

 

Chairman Sandham stated verify that it is town property. 

 

Thomas Mazzaccaro, DPW/Water & Sewer Director, stated it is on the ROSI, but it was not acquired with open space funds. 

 

Committeewoman Nielson asked if they have addressed that they may need deer fencing.

 

Seipel stated they will probably need deer fencing around the whole perimeter.  Will propose that it be incrementally done.  Muhaw stated now everyone will put on their own. 

 

Braden stated the Recreation Commission has been looking for satellite locations.

 

Township Committee – all ok.

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS ON ORDINANCES FOR FINAL ADOPTION:

 

NO. 1 – ORDINANCE NO. 2011-07 AMENDING CHAPTER 8 OF THE REVISED GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MONTVILLE AND PROVIDING A TWO YEAR TERM FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF ALTERNATE MEMBERS OF THE RECREATION COMMISSION:

 

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

 

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

 

NO. 2 – ORDINANCE NO. 2011-08 AMENDING CHAPTER 230 OF THE REVISED GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MONTVILLE AND REGULATING THE LOCATION AND CONSTRUCTION OF WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT AND FACILITIES WITHIN THE TOWNSHIP:

 

Have not received Planning Board report yet.  Carry public hearing to April 12, 2011, at 8 p.m.  Motion:  Nielson.  Second:  Gallopo.  All in favor.  Motion approved.

 

REPORTS:

 

ADMINISTRATOR:  Frank Bastone, Township Administrator, reported he attended a shared services meeting in Pequannock with neighboring municipalities to talk about efforts to participate in shared services. 

 

The DOT has requested a meeting with town officials on the Lowe’s traffic issues.  Mr. Barile and I will be attending and possibly Ms. Hunscher.  Do any of the Township Committee members want to attend?  The meeting will be in Trenton.  Township Committee agreed it was important for one of them to go.  They will wait for date and then see who is available.  Bastone stated the tentative date is April 7, but no verification yet.  Sandham stated that date was ok for him, but if someone else wanted to go, he is willing to step aside.

 

Bastone reported on the Towaco Fire District #2 budget.  The Township wants to have a meeting by or before April 1 with the attorneys, myself, and at least one of more commissioners who are familiar with the budget.  The questions we are asking of the fire district:  Is the policy manual in conflict with any state statutes?  We expect they will retain substitute legal counsel since their existing counsel is in conflict.  We want to verify the legal action that the personnel manual was adopted by the fire district officially.  Those items will be going to the fire district.

 

Sandham stated we did get an extension.  We proposed a number.  We are looking to get answers to the legal questions.  We may be looking to take additional action or do what we did before.

 

Nielson stated request a resolution or confirmation of the by-laws.  Bastone stated he will follow up with the fire district in writing.

 

ATTORNEY:  No report.

 

FINANCE:  Robert Lowenfish, Director of Finance, stated he initiated new procedures for preparing 1099’s – reduced manpower.  At your request, I have reviewed water & sewer and will report on next meeting. 

 

ENGINEER:  No report.

 

COMMITTEE:  Committeeman Gallopo asked what is the procedure for adding things to the agenda?  Bastone stated he sets 90% of the agenda.  If there is an issue, I broach the subject with the entire Township Committee.  Gallopo stated he requested something be on the agenda, and he was told that it would have to be broached with the whole Township Committee.  That was not done and the items were not put on the agenda, and I was not given a reason why.

Nielson stated last meeting we got a priority project list from the Engineer.  We were going to get some completion dates – and please add percentage completed.  Bastone will convey to Mr. Barile.

 

Gallopo stated the matter he wanted to speak about last meeting would have had an impact on tonight’s budget discussions with the potential for significant savings.  Bastone stated we can still raise it this evening.  Gallopo stated he thinks it is a closed session discussion – may involve Rice notices. 

 

Township Committee discussed the issuing of Rice notices.  They agreed they would discuss in closed session if they want to issue Rice notices.

 

DISCUSSION ITEMS:

 

NO. 1 – 2011 MUNICIPAL BUDGET:  Bastone stated they have a document with a 2% increase in the levy.  They need to decide on the revenue picture.  They need to talk about the potential cuts listed.  Another item - outsourcing grass cutting.  You received a memo and map from Tom Mazzaccaro.  This is for municipal facilities, not for playing fields.  Potential savings of $40,000.  This recommendation entails not filling the two vacant positions in the budget. 

 

Braden asked if the cost of outsourcing our snowplowing – these people didn’t previously plow snow?  Is it covered in this $40,000?  Mazzaccaro stated our outsourcing of plowing has been consistent over the years.  Braden asked if other towns hire temporary summer help – college kids, etc.  Mazzaccaro stated their time is short and they need supervision – not manageable from my perspective.

 

Braden asked do we need all the vehicles that we have in the budget?  Mazzaccaro stated the vehicle we are buying this year we need.  We are also saving on the gasoline for the mowers, etc.

 

Bastone stated the grass cutting is a one-year proposal for now.  Mazzaccaro stated we have to go to bid.  Would not start until possible May for this year.  We have the opportunity for the full year next year. 

 

Township Committee – try it this year.  If it works out, can possibly expand to the fields next year. 

 

Library surplus – Bastone stated we had a discussion with bond counsel regarding bond ratings as to one scenario or the other.  They did not seeing any advantage of one or the other – using municipal surplus or library surplus.  I have been informed by the Library Director and board members that the number is going to be a minimum of $1 million.    Sandham stated my view is we use the full library surplus this year and leave our own surplus. 

 

Gallopo spoke about the Local Finance Notice issued by the Division of Local Government Services regarding library surplus and the creation of a library trust line item.  We need to discuss how we would like to distribute that and over how many years.

 

Committeeman Kostka asked are you concerned with the surge in revenue for one year?  Bastone stated the amount in revenue would be the same either way. 

 

Kostka stated we have this windfall of $1 million plus or minus that is going to come in on the revenue side.  We have the ability to have our increase under 2%.  We should be looking at a target decrease of 2%.  I would like us to drive spending down a little bit more, use some of this, and bank part of it.

 

Sandham stated revenue impact - $1,700,000.  Decision on how we want to do it:  Maximize library surplus or maximize township surplus.  Braden, pass; Kostka, pass; Gallopo, maximize surplus and create separate line item for library money called library trust.  Nielson, maximize surplus and bank the rest of it in a trust fund; Sandham, maximize the library surplus, and return it back to the taxpayers.

 

Braden stated this is a problem for us, but it is a nice one to have.  We owe a note of thanks to the library board for putting this surplus together over the last 3 or 4 years.  I would vote to maximize the library surplus.

 

Kostka stated I would maximize library surplus.  Bastone stated the amount of revenue is the same.  It is just what you use. 

 

Gallopo asked if a bubble would be created.

 

Robert Lowenfish, Director of Finance, stated if we used both surpluses there would be a bubble.  We are saving our surplus for next year.

 

Kostka asked about appropriation lapses and how do we improve the whole budget process – documents, etc.  Is there a danger of creating a bubble and what is really going on?  It is hard to look at these documents and know what is going on.

 

Decision – maximize library revenue at $1 million.

 

Township Committee reviewed and made decisions on list of recommended reductions/changes to the 2011 budget:

 

1)      1.4% levy increase or lower – will come back to that.

 

2)      Offer retirement incentive 20% up to $15,000 – consensus yes – retire by August 1, deadline for decision April 12.

 

3)      Township Committee salary reduce $500 each. Braden stated there are those on this Township Committee that can afford to do this job without taking a salary, and I admire them for that.  Simply, I can’t do that.  I believe you are creating an elitist Township Committee.  Last year, I voluntarily declined my health benefits.  This Township Committee in the last 18 months has reduced its compensation by 63%.  Reduce salary $500 each:  Braden, no; Kostka, yes; Gallopo, no; Nielson, yes; Sandham, yes.  Reduce $500.

 

16) & 28) Incentive for no health care for Township Committee.  How can you receive an incentive for a benefit that is not available?  Health care benefit is no longer available as of June.  Reduce $3,500:  Braden, no; Gallopo, yes; Kostka, yes; Nielson, no; Sandham, no.  No reduction.

 

15)  Gallopo compensation $12,500 – already eliminated.

 

4)  Board of Adjustment – reduce $1,000 – back to 2010 budget - yes.

 

5)  Historic Preservation Review Commission – reduce $500.  Township Committee agreed to reduce by $800.

 

6) & 30) Public Events – reduce by $10,000 or reduce by $5,000 and have Montville Day at a minimal cost.  Reduce $10,000 – Braden, Kostka, and Gallopo.  Nielson – leave it in.  Sandham – leave $5,000.  Consensus - reduce $10,000. 

 

7)  Montville Messenger – consensus - leave $6,000 appropriation for now.  Gallopo stated the Technology Committee is going to make recommendations to the Township Committee for major enhancements to the website and putting more things online.  We should seriously think about doing the Messenger in the same way.  Township Committee will have further discussions in future.

 

8)      & 10) Staff changes/review of table of organization – do not have time to review a table of organization.  Will be included in discussions of related items.

 

9)      & 32) Unrepresented employees – 1.5% raise/cap $1,500 or freeze wages.  1.5% - Sandham, Nielson.  Freeze wages – Gallopo, Kostka, Braden.  Consensus – freeze wages - savings of $34,000.

 

11) Use of retirees part time for public works inspector.  To be discussed with TO.  Hold for future.  Braden also brought up that Rutgers has intern inspectors.  This program should be looked into.

 

12) 13) 14) 17) 18) 19) 20) 21) 22) 23) 24) – Management Specialist, Computer Tech, Program Teacher, and various other positions – Kostka stated these are discussion topics that could yield savings.  Can tie into goals.  Nielson stated overall goal – do we want to take a number and apply a reduction?  Can we apply that reduction and figure it out through the year?  Bastone stated you would have to make a reduction in specific budgets.  You have breakage in some departments.  Nielson stated for me the streamlining and the discussion of the TO is key.  Not prepared to identify certain positions.

 

Bastone stated he can come up with $40,000 in breakage. 

 

Township Committee will be reviewing the table of organization, and through the goals of the administrative goals, they will see what happens with the retirement incentives.

 

Township Committee consensus - $40,000 reduction now, and they will see if there are any retirements.

 

25) 26) 27) – capital items.

 

29) Dial-A-Ride salaries and wages – reduce to $60,000 – yes.

 

31) Recalculate payroll service/interest budget impact.  Done in last budget pass.

 

Recommended increases/additions to budget:

 

1)  Planning Board – planning studies $19,000.  Table to next meeting.

 

2) 86 River Road improvements $150,000 +/- to the Montville Fire Department.  Table to next meeting.

 

3) Police Chief Cook’s new hire and promotion proposal.  Table to next meeting.  Gallopo stated he would like to hear why Chief Cook wants to do this.  Bastone stated we had some discussion last year in closed session.  He will get Gallopo the information.  Braden stated if we want to discuss in closed session, we should Rice those involved.

 

Bastone will input the budget changes.  We are at a $132,000 reduction.  Township Committee agreed the goal for budget introduction is April 26.

 

NO. 2 – 2011 AND FUTURE GOALS:  Tabled to next meeting.  Sandham requested that since some goals fall under the same umbrella, if we could list them that way it would take it down to about 16.

 

NO. 3 – SIX-YEAR CAPITAL PLAN:  Bastone stated last meeting we looked at 2011 capital.  Just want to make sure the Township Committee was comfortable with the document for 2012 through 2016. 

 

Sandham stated he is ok with it.

 

Braden – Metro – what is the intent of the Township Committee?  Nielson stated we have a conceptual plan.  Braden stated I would push it to the end of the six-year capital plan.  2011 appropriation is for environmental studies.  Nielson stated the permits are good for ten years.  Braden stated the other $700,000 – if the intent of the committee is to provide an access into the Metro property and another group comes along to develop the property, that is fine.  If not, I don’t see this Township in the next six years going into the Metro property and developing a facility there.  Nielson stated that is a heavy statement.  This has been the Recreation Commission’s top priority.  There are other issues in play – Lazar fields, etc.  I am not prepared to take that off of the six-year capital plan at this time. 

 

Sandham asked can they push it out two years?  Nielson stated she is not willing to entertain that discussion without input from the Recreation Commission.  Braden, Kostka, Gallopo, and Sandham agreed to push it out two years. 

 

NO. 4 – CAPITAL ORDINANCE CANCELLATIONS:  Deleted from final agenda.

 

NO. 5 – SURPLUS VEHICLES AND EQUIPMENT:  Table to next meeting.

 

PUBLIC PORTION:

 

Robert Lefkowitz, 81 Windsor Drive, Pine Brook, stated the Technology Committee needs goals and priorities, i.e. the Montville Messenger.  You are reducing the budget, but postage and printing is going to be the same.  Sandham stated there are ways to cutting costs. 

 

Lefkowitz stated the library spent money on technology consulting last year.  If that could be brought into the town, that could be a way to bring more revenue to the town.

 

Steve Samitt, 2 Ridge Drive, Montville, stated we are rolling $1 million from the library into the budget yet you are cutting back on many things, i.e, Montville Day.  If you cut Montville Day down to $12,000 – I certainly think you can afford that. 

Salaries – the Township Committee is getting $12,500.  That is not a lot of money.  I admire those that don’t take a salary.  It is hard to find people to serve.

 

Samitt talked about the agenda for April 12 – Mr. O’Dowd was going to be here.  Is that going to be on the agenda?  Bastone stated his recollection is he is scheduled for April 12.  He asked Mr. Samitt to call him tomorrow to confirm.

 

Nielson state Mr. O’Dowd asked for a presentation.  To my knowledge, there is not a time of the essence.  I would respectfully ask Mr. O’Dowd to rearrange his presentation date.  Bastone stated he will to speak to him and reschedule.  Township Committee agreed.

 

Dan Pagano, 11 Roome Road, Towaco, stated he looked at the Towaco Fire District handbook.  He reviewed the health benefits and other benefits in the handbook.  He is looking for accountability.  I sat through two meetings.  Everyone involved in this have the same party affiliation.  You need to consider that.

 

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

 

Gallopo spoke regarding salaries.  He would also like to point out the Board of Education does not get paid a salary.  Coaches do not get paid.  This is not about being an elitist.  It is about evening the playing field.

 

Kostka stated you look at what used to be our pay and benefits.  Those benefits are not available to any other part-time employees.  There is a lot of work, and it takes away from all of our jobs.  If you are motivated to serve it doesn’t matter what you get paid.  I believe you should serve for a time and then let someone else serve.

 

Braden stated if this was all I did, I might even agree with Scott.  We all volunteer our time in other capacities.

 

Sandham stated this Township Committee has worked very hard to be fiscally responsible.  Part of that was to take away benefits for part-time workers.  I served on the BOE.  The scope of responsibility broadens significantly with the Township Committee.  I don’t do it for the $12,000.  I think some of us take the $12,000 and put it back to the community in different ways.

 

Nielson stated the fire commissioners take a stipend, so we are not the only elected officials who take a stipend.  We do work hard for our stipend.  We have volunteered in many capacities.

 

Sandham stated this Township Committee has not voted because we are in the same party.  We are not solving the fire district issue because we are in the same party.  The fact that we are in the same party has no bearing.

 

CONSENT AGENDA RESOLUTION NO. 2011-CA6:  Motion:  Gallopo.  Second:  Kostka.  Roll call vote – all yes.

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM A – RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING TAX REFUND 2011 – DUPLICATE PAYMENT:  Block 111, Lot 15.8, $1,259.64.

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM B – RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING TAX REFUNDS VARIOUS STATE TAX APPEALS 2009 AND 2010:

 

Block 1 Lot 11.65

1 Patrick Court

Michael I Schneck,

Trustee for Sommer, Goldie C.                      2010                $4,182.50

 

Block 163.2 Lot 4

8 Duryea Place                                               2009                $4,690.21

Lopez, Benito & Carmen                                2010                $4,797.68

Total Payment                                                                         $9,487.89

                       

Block 115 Lot 9

6 Pepper Road

Paul, Douglas & Melanie                                 2010                $3,341.83

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM C – RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CANCELLATION OF MUNICIPAL TAX SALE CERTIFICATE:

WHEREAS, Certificate of Sale #09-00011 was issued to Montville Township for delinquent taxes on Block 43 Lot 4.1 (4 Benefly Road), at a tax sale held on December 03, 2009; and

 

            WHEREAS, Wells Fargo, on behalf of the assessed owner, Malanga,  William has redeemed Certificate #09-00011 by paying the full amount of the delinquency.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Mayor and Municipal Clerk of Montville Township are hereby authorized to endorse Certificate of Sale #09-00011 for cancellation.

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM D – RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE REFUND OF BUILDING PERMIT FEES TO GILSON & SONS, INC. FOR 10 LOUIS DRIVE:

 

            WHEREAS, building permit fees were paid for the issuance of building permits (HVAC) for property located at 10 Louis Drive, Montville, New Jersey; and

            WHEREAS, the property owner subsequently cancelled the contract with the contractor (Gilson & Sons, Inc.); and

            WHEREAS, Gilson & Sons, Inc. has requested a refund; and

            WHEREAS, the Construction Official has recommended a refund in the amount of $126.40.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township of Montville, County of Morris and State of New Jersey, that the building permit fees submitted by Gilson & Sons, Inc. for property located at 10 Louis Drive, Montville, New Jersey, shall be refunded in the amount of $126.40.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this Resolution shall be forwarded to the Finance Department.

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM E – RESOLUTION RELEASING AGM DEVELOPMENT, LLC FROM MAINTENANCE BOND – CEDAR RIDGE:

 

            WHEREAS, AGM Development, LLC, the developer of property known as Block 110, Lot 21 (Cedar Ridge), has, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-53, the Municipal Land Use Law, has posted a Maintenance Guarantee being held by the Township and has requested that the Guarantee be released after one year due to the fact that the required improvements were completed more than five years ago; and

            WHEREAS, the Township Engineer has inspected all improvements and finds that the improvements are in good order and has recommended the release of the Maintenance Guarantee covering such improvements; and

            WHEREAS, the Township Committee has reviewed the recommendation of the Township Engineer.

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township of Montville, in the County of Morris and State of New Jersey, as follows:

            Section 1.       The Township of Montville releases AGM Development, LLC from the Maintenance Guarantee after a one year period due to the fact that the improvements were completed over five years ago and are in good order.

            Section 2.       The Maintenance Bond in the amount of $4,179.15 in the form of cash shall be released.

            Section 3.       The Township Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to forward a certified copy of this Resolution to the attorney for the developer, the Township Finance Officer, and the Land Use Administrator.

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM F – RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN EMERGENCY AMENDMENT TO THE 2011 TEMPORARY SEWER OPERATING BUDGET – SEWER COMMUNITOR:

 

            WHEREAS, there exists an emergency situation with the Sewer Communitor (Sewage Grinder) – Clifford Pump Station which has been deemed unrepairable and is currently out of service.  Daily manual cleaning of screens have posed a health risk.  There is danger of debris bypassing these screens and affecting the pumps.  The replacement cost is $30,000.

 

            WHEREAS, an Emergency Procurement Report has been submitted to the Director, Division of Local Government Services; and

 

            WHEREAS, under Public Exigencies Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.12 the State Treasurer has determined that approval under this provision is automatically granted when a public agency finds the public’s health, safety or welfare requires the immediate delivery of goods or the performances of services.

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township of Montville, in the county of Morris that an amendment be made to the 2011 Temporary Sewer Operating Budget Capital Outlay in the amount of $30,000.

             

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Director of Finance is hereby authorized and directed to make the amendment to the 2011 Temporary Sewer Operating Budget.

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM G – RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE SUBMITTAL OF AN APPLICATION FOR 2011 SUPPLEMENTAL MUNICIPAL ALLIANCE PROGRAM GRANT FUNDS TO THE COUNTY OF MORRIS:

 

            WHEREAS, supplemental funds are available for 2011 Municipal Alliance activities through the County of Morris and

 

            WHEREAS, the supplemental funding of $2,500 requires a 50% cash match of $1,250 from the Township of Montville,

 

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

           

The Township Committee of the Township of Montville supports the 2011 Supplemental Application for $2,500 to be utilized as follows:, $833 for REACH, $834 for Moving Ahead and $833 for the Teen Center.

The Township Committee of the Township of Montville herein commits to the provision of a $1,250 cash match from the 2011 operating budget for the supplemental funding to be allocated as follows; $417 for REACH, $417 for Moving Ahead, and $416 for the Teen Center.

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM H – RESOLUTION ENDORSING THE FOURTH OF JULY COMMITTEE AND APPROVING OF FOURTH OF JULY EVENTS FROM 06/23/11 TO 06/25/11:

 

            WHEREAS, there exists a Montville Township Fourth of July Committee; and

            WHEREAS, the Township Committee endorses the Fourth of July Committee; and

            WHEREAS, the Township Committee has been requested to approve of Fourth of July events from June 23 to June 25, 2011; and

            WHEREAS, the Township Committee desires to authorize the Fourth of July events.

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township of Montville, County of Morris and State of New Jersey, that the Township Committee hereby authorizes the Fourth of July events to be held between June 23, 2011 and June 25, 2011 on Township property.

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM I – RESOLUTION APPROVING MUNICIPAL TOWING SERVICES 2011:

 

            WHEREAS, pursuant to Ordinance, application is made to the Township of Montville for approval to provide towing services when called by the police; and

            WHEREAS, applications were made and inspections were conducted by the police, criminal histories were reviewed, and insurance certificates as required were provided.

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township of Montville, in the County of Morris and State of New Jersey, as follows:

            Section 1.       The following applicants are approved for light duty towing services for 2011:

            1.         Mt. View Auto, 76 Mt. View Blvd., Wayne, NJ 07470

            2.         Hiawatha Towing, Inc., 42 N. Beverwyck Road, Lake Hiawatha, NJ 07034

            3.         C & L Towing Services, 73 Eagle Rock Avenue, East Hanover, NJ 07936

            4.         Boonton Service, 686 Main Road, Towaco, NJ 07082

              5.         Mike’s Automotive/Pompton Plains Service, 19 Jackson Avenue, Pompton Plains, NJ 07444

            Section 2.       The following applicants are approved for heavy duty towing services 2011:

            1.         Mt. View Auto, 76 Mt. View Blvd., Wayne, NJ 07470

            2.         MJ Corigliano Towing, Inc., 27 Intervale Road, Boonton, NJ 07005

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM J – RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF A WAREHOUSE SALE PERMIT TO CHRISTINE VALMY, INC.:  April 25 to April 30 and May 2 to May 6, 2011.  Four signs only as per signage plan date 03/09/11.

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM K – RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF A WAREHOUSE SALE PERMIT TO WESTPORT CORPORATION:  April 29 to May 7, 2011.  Four signs only as per signage plan dated 03/15/11.

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM L – RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE TOWNSHIP OF MONTVILLE AND APPRAISAL SYSTEMS, INC.:  Appraisal services.

 

WHEREAS, there exists the need for expert appraisal services in connection with tax appeals; and

            WHEREAS, the maximum amount of the contract is $115.00 per hour which shall not exceed $20,000.

            WHEREAS, the Local Public Contracts Law (N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1 et seq.) requires that the resolution authorizing the award of contracts for "Professional Services" without competitive bids and the contract itself must be available for public inspection.

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township of Montville, in the County of Morris, and State of New Jersey, as follows:

            Section 1.       The Mayor and Clerk are hereby authorized and directed to execute an agreement with Appraisal Systems, Inc. for expert appraisal services in connection with tax appeals at an hourly rate of $115.00 per hour for a for a total amount not to exceed $20,000.00.

            Section 2.       This contract is awarded without competitive bidding as a "Professional Service" in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:11-5(1)(a) of the Local Public Contracts Law because the contract is for a service performed by a person(s) authorized by law to practice a recognized profession that is regulated by law.

            Section 3.       A notice of this action shall be printed once in the legal newspaper of the Township of Montville.

 

RESOLUTIONS:

 

NO. 1 – APPOINTMENT OF LARRY MANFRA AS AN ALTERNATE MEMBER OF THE RECREATION COMMISSION:  Two-year unexpired term ending 12/31/12.  Motion:  Nielson.  Second:  Gallopo.  All in favor.  Resolution adopted.

 

NO. 2 – RESOLUTION APPOINTING LAND USE REVIEW COMMITTEE RESIDENT MEMBERS FOR THE YEAR 2011:   Sandham reviewed the Planning Board and Board of Adjustment member names.  Township Committee agreed – post on website we are looking for resident members.  Deadline is April 8.  Table resolution.  Motion:  Nielson.  Second:  Kostka.  All in favor.  Motion approved.  Resolution tabled to next meeting.

 

NO. 3 – RESOLUTION TO CANCEL CAPITAL APPROPRIATION BALANCES OF COMPLETED PROJECTS:

 

WHEREAS, certain General 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 canceled;

 

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

 

Ord. #           Date Auth.         Project Disc.                            Funded      Unfunded 

01-20/03-47     05/08/01          Construction of  Roller

                                                Hockey at Camp Dawson

                                                Towaco Railroad Project        197,445

                                                Manchester Park                       24,600

                                                                                               

2002-28           5/14/02            Montville Museum

                                                Church Lane Bridge                127,787

2003-25/2003-49        

                        5/13/03            Lake Montowac                         12,300

 

2003-44/2003-47

                        9/9/03              Veteran’s Plaza, Freedom

                                                Plaza/Youth Ctr                         12,850

 

2004-23           5/11/04            Manchester Park

                                                Improvements                            83,555

                                                                                                $458,537

 

Motion:  Nielson.  Second:  Kostka.  Roll call vote – all yes.  Resolution adopted.

 

NO. 4 – RESOLUTION APPROVING SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES:  May 12, 2010; May 17, 2010; December 21, 2010; and January 3, 2011.  Motion:  Nielson.  Second:  Braden.  Roll call vote – all yes.  Resolution adopted.

 

NO. 5 – RESOLUTION APPROVING THE BILLS AND SIGNING OF CHECKS:  Motion:  Nielson.  Second:  Kostka.  Roll call vote – all yes.  Resolution adopted.  Bastone stated he would like to hold the Recreation Trust check in the amount of $2,909.01.  Motion to hold check:  Gallopo.  Second:  Kostka.  Roll call vote – all yes.  Motion approved.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

Committeeman Gallopo reported on the Technology Committee.   He will distribute a proposal from them to the Township Committee for their review and discussion in the near future.

 

Committeewoman Nielson – no report.

Committeeman Kostka – no report.

 

Committeeman Braden stated he would like to ask Mr. Bastone to look into shared municipal court again.  Bastone stated he is having discussions with the judge about that.

 

Chairman Sandham stated this Township Committee has been working very hard on shared services opportunities for a long time.

 

RESOLUTION NO. CES-032211B 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.      Personnel

 

Motion:  Braden.  Second:  Gallopo.  All in favor.  Resolution adopted.

 

At 11:30 p.m. – Closed Session.  At 11:35 p.m. – Public Session.

 

Meeting adjourned at 11:35 p.m.  Motion:  Gallopo.  Second:  Kostka.  All in favor.  Motion approved.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

                                                           

Gertrude H. Atkinson, Township Clerk

 

 

 

Approved August 9, 2011

Montville Township Committee

 

 

                                                           

James Sandham, Jr., Mayor

 

 

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 10 August 2011 )
 
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