MTC Minutes 12/20/11 Print E-mail

 

Montville Township Committee Special Meeting

Tuesday, December 20, 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.

 

Roll call Township Committee:

 

Present:          Committeeman Tim Braden

                        Committeeman Don Kostka

                        Committeeman Scott Gallopo

                        Committeewoman Deb Nielson

                        Chairman James Sandham, Jr.

 

Also present:   Gertrude Atkinson, Township Clerk

 

Discussion 2012 Township Committee Meeting Schedule:  Township Committee set schedule for 2012.  No meetings July 24, August 28, and December 25, 2012.

 

Discussion 2012 Board and Commission Appointments:

 

Board of Adjustment:  One vacancy.  Appoint Keith Olsen from alternate to fill vacancy.  Chairperson is in support of all three reappointments.  Appoint Kurt Dinkelmeyer to Alternate #1. 

 

Board of Health:  Mark Kantor did not submit reappointment form.  He was reminded.  Appoint Mark Ransom.  Reappoint others.  It was noted that Mr. Shah missed four of eight meetings last year.  Liaison to take up with the Chairperson.

 

Design Review Committee:  Reappoint Suppa, Morgan, Nadler.  Mr. Kopas did not submit reappointment form.  Appoint Alireza Ayoubian, Craig Bednarz, and Alexander Nesterok.  Reach out to Tom Burns and get a resume.  Leave one vacancy going into reorganization and see if we can appoint that night.

 

Drug Awareness-Municipal Alliance:  Judy Rosen and Victoria Vigil don’t want to be reappointed.  Reappoint Alicia Angione, Lauren Connelly, and Joe Daughtry.  Appoint Ellen Oxild and Joe Giudice.  It was noted that Mitchell Schwartz was also very qualified.  The liaison, Scott Gallopo, will send him a letter asking him to stay interested.

 

Economic Development Committee:  Reappoint all.

 

Environmental Commission:  Reappoint Angelo Intile.  Sergio Angione and Hugh Merritt resigned.  Appoint Garry Annibal and Andrew Pappachen to permanent positions.  Appoint Alexander Nesterok and Keith Lee to alternate positions.

 

Historic Preservation Review Commission:  Joanne Wickenheisser resigned.  Reappoint Meta Janowitz.  Appoint Dan Grant to permanent position.  Don’t reappoint Kathy Fisher as alternate.  Appoint Angela Pisano as alternate.  It was noted that not reappointing Kathy Fisher was done reluctantly.  She is very knowledgeable.

 

Housing:  Ida Biase does not want to be reappointed.  Appoint John Misiewicz.  Hank Lyon was reappointed; however, it was noted he did not submit a reappointment form.  Deb Nielson will contact him.

 

Library Board of Trustees:  Reappoint Tom Mazzaccaro, Jr. and David Dalia.

 

Planning Board:  Reappoint all.

 

Recreation Commission:  Rick Cieri does not want to be reappointed.  Move Larry Manfra to permanent position.  Appoint Mark Breznak as alternate #1.  Create alternate #2 and appoint Michael Perretta.  Ordinance provides for two alternates.

 

Residents’ with Disabilities Advisory Committee:  Reappoint Matt Rankin and Joan Leib.  Three vacancies - Scott Gallopo will ask Dan Grant and Ellen Oxild if they would be willing to serve on two boards.

 

Long-Term Financial Planning Committee:  Evan Zuckerman did not submit form but he is still interested – he will not be traveling as much in 2012.  He is a valuable member.  Reappoint all.  It was noted that there are two qualified new applicants.  There is no turnover.  Would like to get more folks involved.  Consensus – leave at the nine members for now.

 

Open Space Committee:  Needs to be restructured and focus more on maintenance and recreation.  Deb Nielson will meet with Adam Brewer, Meghan Hunscher, and Maryann Witty to figure out new direction.  Reappoint all.  Appoint Daniel Pagano and Conrad Hahn.

 

Tree Permit Appeals Board:  Need new Environmental Commission liaison.  Tim Braden will bring it up at their meeting tomorrow night and submit it to the Clerk.  Reappoint Anthony Barile, Ivan Bader, and Steve Olson.

 

Technology Committee:  Scott Gallopo suggested making this a permanent advisory committee.  Speak to the Township Attorney about getting an ordinance together for the beginning of the year.  Reappoint all.  Appoint Bryan Fucetola and Thomas Mathews.

 

Land Use Review Committee:  Reappoint all.

 

2012 Township Committee Chairperson:  Nielson made a motion recommending Tim Braden Chairperson.  Second:  Gallopo.  All in favor.  Motion approved.  Gallopo made a motion recommending Don Kostka Deputy Chairperson.  Second:  Braden.   All in favor.  Motion approved.

 

2012 Township Committee liaisons to Boards and Commissions:

 

Discussion regarding Township Committee Planning Board member:  Nielson and Sandham would both like to stay on the Planning Board.  Kostka said he would also like to be on the Planning Board.

 

Nielson gave rationale as to why she would like to stay on the Planning Board.  She is experienced in Land Use.  They are continuing to work on the new zoning ordinances.  Has the background to finish the work.  I had a high level of involvement in that and attended the subcommittee meetings.  She was on the Planning Board before she was an elected official.  Her involvement in land use transcends her political office.  That is where her background is and where she can be effective.  If we are mixing it up, I would also be interested in serving on the LTFPC. 

 

Gallopo stated you three need to figure out what the best transition plan would be.

 

Kostka stated if I were on the Planning Board, I would not be on the LTFPC.  I think it is important that we rotate on the boards.  I am not going to vote for myself for Planning Board.  I bring it up as an option to settle it. 

 

Braden stated he is going on the Planning Board green.  It would be in the best interest of the Planning Board and the town for Deb Nielson to continue for one more year. 

 

Sandham stated he was a viable, active member of the Planning Board.  I asked questions.  I tried to put myself in the applicants’ shoes.  I think I added value.

 

Kostka stated my position is not motivated by me having a desire to be on the Planning Board this year.  My position is motivated by both of you wanting to remain on.  Whoever remains, I don’t want to see the hard feelings continue.  So, I offered myself as someone to go on.

 

Sandham stated if you want my vote, Don, you have it.

 

Gallopo stated he wants it hashed out as a discussion.  If it comes to a vote, he will abstain.

 

Break.

 

Gallopo stated he would support Don Kostka if he feels that strongly about it.  Nielson stated she would withdraw her name in favor of Don Kostka.  She would like to serve on LTFPC.

 

 

 

 

 

2012 TWP. COMM.  LIAISONS

L=Liaison, A=Alternate Liaison

Jim Sandham

Deb Nielson

Tim Braden

Don Kostka

Scott Gallopo

Board of Adjustment

A

 

 

 

L

Board of Health

A

L

 

 

 

Design Review Committee*

 

L

A

 

 

Drug Awareness

 

 

A

 

L

Economic Development

L

 

 

 

A

Environmental Commission

 

L

A

 

 

HPRC

 

 

L

A

 

Housing Committee*

 

A

 

L

 

Library Board

A

 

Member

Member

 

Planning Board

 

 

Member

Member

 

Recreation Commission

L

 

 

 

A

RDAC*

 

 

 

A

L

LTFPC

 

L

 

 

A

Open Space Committee

A

L

 

 

 

Board of Education

L

 

Subcommittee

     Member

 

Rockaway River Cabinet*

 

 

L

 

 

Technology Committee*

A

 

 

 

L

Pine Brook Traffic S/C

 

 

 

Member

Member

Flood Mitigation S/C

 

Member

 

 

Member

*Does not meet regularly

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

4th of July Committee:  Braden stated it appears that the 4th of July Committee is a separate corporation.  Do we want to appoint them?  Trudy Atkinson, Township Clerk, stated the resolution states we “recognize” them.

 

Kostka asked if the 4th of July Committee filed their 990 form.  Atkinson will ask the Township Administrator. 

 

Engineer and Director of Finance:  Braden stated he would like a written report from the Township Engineer and the Director of Finance, and they don’t have to come to the Township Committee meetings unless something is on the agenda or they are requested to attend.

 

Sandham stated we tend to get answers from them if they are on the dais.  Braden asked then why don’t we have all of the department heads here?  Would propose we start the year that way – Engineer and Director of Finance – a trial – and if they are at the meetings, they would sit at the front tables.  Township Committee agreed except for Sandham, who did not agree.

 

Water & Sewer Accounting System:  Kostka requested that the new CFO be asked to get the water & sewer department on the same accounting system.  Apparently, they are separate.

Meeting adjourned at 9:45 p.m.  Motion:  Gallopo.  Second:  Kostka.  All in favor.  Motion approved.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

                                                           

Gertrude H. Atkinson, Township Clerk

 

 

 

Approved August 14, 2012

 

Montville Township Committee

 

 

                                                           

James Sandham, Jr., Mayor (2011)

 

 

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