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The Township Committee of the Township of Montville conducted the Annual Reorganization Meeting on Monday, January 2, 2012 at the Montville Township Municipal Building, 195 Changebridge Road, Montville, New Jersey at 6:00 p.m.

 

The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Township Clerk Gertrude Atkinson and the statement of Open Public Meetings Act compliance was read into the record.

 

Present:  Committeeman Braden; Committeeman Kostka; Committeewoman Nielson; Committeeman Scott Gallopo; Committeeman Sandham; Adam Brewer, Interim Township Administrator; Martin Murphy, Township Attorney; and Gertrude Atkinson, Township Clerk.

 

Prayer – Reverend Mark Olenowski, St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church.

 

National Anthem sung by Emily Michalak.

 

OATH OF OFFICE – DEBORAH NIELSON: Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen administered the Oath of Office to Committeewoman Nielson.  Nielson was elected in the November 2011 General Election for a three-year term ending December 31, 2014.

 

OATH OF OFFICE – JAMES SANDHAM JR.:  Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen administered the Oath of Office to Committeeman Sandham.  Sandham was elected in the November 2011 General Election for a three-year term ending December 31, 2014.

 

ROLL CALL:  All present – Braden; Kostka, Gallopo, Nielson, Sandham.

 

NOMINATION OF TEMPORARY CHAIRPERSON:  Motion made by Committeewoman Nielson to nominate Committeeman Gallopo as Temporary Chairperson.  Seconded by Committeeman Braden.  Roll call vote – all yes.  Motion approved.

 

NOMINATION OF PERMANENT CHAIRPERSON:  Motion made by Committeeman Kostka to nominate Committeeman Braden as Permanent Chairperson.  Seconded by Committeewoman Nielson.  Roll call vote – all yes.  Motion approved. 

 

NOMINATION OF VICE-CHAIRPERSON:  Motion made by Committeeman Sandham to nominate Committeeman Kostka as Vice-Chairperson.  Seconded by Temporary Chairperson Gallopo.  Roll call vote – all yes.  Motion approved.

 

Chairman Braden recognized the following dignitaries in attendance:  Father Mark from St. Pius and Reverend Kumar from the United Methodist Church, Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen, Senator Joe Pennacchio, Assemblyman Alex DeCroce, Parsippany Councilman John Cesaro; Freeholders Gene Fyle, Doug Cabana, Tom Mastrangelo, Ann Grossi, and Bill Chegwidden, Former Township Committeemen Russ Lipari, Doc Purnell, and Dan Grant, and Art Ondish, Mt. Arlington Mayor.

 

He also welcomed the Township’s new CFO, Katie Yanke, and thanked his fellow committee members for their support and having the confidence in him to do this job.  The job is bigger than one person and takes all five of working together as a team to keep Montville the #1 town that it is.

 

I would like to thank the families of our committee members; especially our spouses. 

If this Township Committee can take credit for anything it’s done; we set out a few years ago to revitalize our boards and positions.  That is what we are here for tonight – to make appointments to those bodies.  This year, we have over a dozen applicants for which we have no positions available.  My favorite applicant is the one who selects 3 or 4 boards they are interested in or they state put me wherever I can help.  That is the attitude that makes Montville #1.  Many of you thank us, the Township Committee, but the real thanks goes to those citizen volunteers that make this town run.

 

Each year, as required by the Charter, the Mayor is required to give the municipal equivalent of a State of the Union address.  The theme of this year’s address is “Weathering the Storm.”  Montville has weathered the storm, both figuratively and literally.  We continue to weather the storm in these tough economic times.  Thanks to sound fiscal policies over the last six years, Montville is weathering the storm.  Montville continues to be one of 539 municipalities in the state with an AAA bond rating.  We were below the 2% cap long before anyone in Trenton ever proposed it.  We are currently ranked by Money Magazine as #1 in the State of New Jersey and #17 among the best places to live in the entire country.

 

Literally we have weathered the storm.  A hurricane and the flooding that accompanied it, as well as fall snowstorm that left many of our residents without power for well over a week, were two events that some of us have never seen before and undoubtedly, never want to see again.  Our DPW, police department, three fire departments, and the First Aid Squad were there to answer the call working tirelessly to come to you in your time of need.  They are the true heroes of 2011, and they deserve a round of applause.

 

While all of these comments are to the good, I do need to report that since adjusting the water and sewer rates two years ago, we have accumulated a surplus.  While a surplus is ordinarily a good thing, it appears that this one is excessive.  A top priority of the Township Committee in the coming year will be to lower those rates and work toward an equitable distribution of that surplus.

 

If you were to watch a State of the Union speech on TV you would typically see the President single out someone up in the gallery.  Usually a soldier, civic leader, or a volunteer.  Tonight I would like to recognize a typical Montville volunteer.  He wanted to get involved, give back to the community he has lived in all of his life.  That is how we got our start.  Maybe someday he will be up here, and maybe sitting here as Mayor.  I would like to recognize our newest member of the Historic Preservation Review Commission, Dan Grant. 

 

Trivia notes for you – this is my second stint as Mayor.  I live on the best street in this town – Green Meadows Road.  Each New Year’s Eve, my neighborhood gets together and elects a Mayor for the coming year.  This year our Mayor is Gretchen Strauch.  She is here tonight and I would like to recognize her.

 

I have the distinction of being the first graduate of Montville High School to serve as Mayor of Montville.  It was close, but I beat Don Kostka to it. 

 

PRESENTATIONS TO BOARD AND COMMISSION MEMBERS:  The Township Committee acknowledged the following Board and Commission members for their years of service and dedication to the Township.  Those individuals present at the meeting were presented a proclamation or plaque:

 

Board of Adjustment:

Thomas Buraszeski – 10 years – 2002 to 2011

 

Board of Health:

Mark Kantor – 25 years – 1987 to 2011                                 

 

Design Review Committee & Residents’ with Disabilities Advisory Committee:

Gary Eisenhauer – 1 year DRC & 1½ years RDAC 

 

Drug Awareness Municipal Alliance:                                                                                

Victoria Vigil – 3 years – 2009 to 2011                                   

Judith Rosen – 5 years – 2007 to 2011                                 

 

Environmental Commission:

Sergio Angione – 6 years – 2006 to 2011                  

Hugh Merritt – 7 years – 2005 to 2011                                   

 

Housing Committee:

Ida Biase – 15 years – 1997 to 2011                         

 

Historic Preservation Review Commission:

Joanne Wickenheisser – 12 years – 2000 to 2011   

Kathy Fisher    - 1 year – 2011                                               

 

Recreation Commission:

Richard Cieri – 15 years – 1997 to 2011                               

 

Open Space Committee:

Maritza Byrne – 6 years – 2006 to 2011                                

 

Residents’ with Disabilities Advisory Committee:

Kathleen Walter – 1 year – 2011                                           

 

PUBLIC PORTION:  Chairman Braden opened the public portion.  Hearing no comments, Chairman Braden closed the public portion.  Motion:  Sandham.  Second:  Gallopo.  Motion approved.

 

RESOLUTIONS:

 

NO. 1 – RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENTS:

 

Motion:  Sandham.  Second:  Kostka.  Discussion regarding appointing all professionals or just water & sewer consulting engineer, bond counsel, and attorney for ninety days to give the new administrator and new CFO a chance to weigh in.  Motion made by Committeeman Gallopo to approved the water & sewer consulting engineer and bond counsel for a period of ninety days only.  Amendment accepted by Sandham and Kostka.

 

WHEREAS, there exists a need for various Professional Services and has determined to award these contracts as a professional service without obtaining competitive bids or quotations pursuant to the provisions of NJSA 19:44A-20.5; and

 

WHEREAS, the anticipated term of the contracts are not to exceed one year and proposals have been submitted; and

 

WHEREAS, the professionals have completed and submitted Business Entity Disclosure Certifications which certify that they have not made any reportable contributions to a political or candidate committee in the Township of Montville for the previous one year, and that the contract will prohibit them from making any reportable contributions through the term of the contract; and

 

WHEREAS, the Chief Financial Officer has certified that the funds are available for these contracts;

 

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

 

1.         The Township of Montville hereby awards and authorizes the execution of Professional Service Contracts as follows:

 

Murphy McKeon, P.C. - Martin F. Murphy,

            Township Attorney – not to exceed $148,000.00

Lerch, Vinci & Higgins, Township Auditors – not to exceed $46,500.00

Knapp, Trimboli & Prusinowski, LLC - Fredric M. Knapp, Esq., Labor Counsel – not to exceed $12,000.00

 

2.         These Contracts are awarded without competitive bidding as Professional Services in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:11-5(10)(a) of the Local Contracts Law because said Services are performed by a person(s) authorized by law to practice a recognized profession.  The contracts are available for public inspection in the office of the Municipal Clerk.

 

3.                  The Business Entity Certifications and the Determination of Value be placed on file with this resolution.

 

4.         A Notice of this Resolution shall be printed once in the Official Newspaper of the Township of Montville.

 

Roll call vote – All yes.  Resolution adopted.

 

WHEREAS, there exists a need for various Professional Services and has determined to award these contracts as a professional service without obtaining competitive bids or quotations pursuant to the provisions of NJSA 19:44A-20.5; and

 

WHEREAS, the anticipated term of the contracts are not to exceed one year and proposals have been submitted; and

 

WHEREAS, the professionals have completed and submitted Business Entity Disclosure Certifications which certify that they have not made any reportable contributions to a political or candidate committee in the Township of Montville for the previous one year, and that the contract will prohibit them from making any reportable contributions through the term of the contract; and

 

WHEREAS, the Chief Financial Officer has certified that the funds are available for these contracts;

 

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

 

1.         The Township of Montville hereby awards and authorizes the execution of Professional Service Contracts as follows:

 

McManimon & Scotland, LLC – Edward J. McManimon, III, Bond Counsel – 90 days - not to exceed $8,000.00

Anderson & Denzler Associates – William Ryden, Engineer, Water & Sewer Department – 90 days – not to exceed $33,000.00

 

2.         These Contracts are awarded without competitive bidding as Professional Services in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:11-5(10)(a) of the Local Contracts Law because said Services are performed by a person(s) authorized by law to practice a recognized profession.  The contracts are available for public inspection in the office of the Municipal Clerk.

 

3.                  The Business Entity Certifications and the Determination of Value be placed on file with this resolution.

 

4.         A Notice of this Resolution shall be printed once in the Official Newspaper of the Township of Montville.

 

Motion:  Sandham.  Second:  Kostka.  Roll call vote – Sandham, yes; Gallopo, yes; Kostka, yes; Nielson, no; Braden, no.  Resolution adopted.

 

NO. 2 – RESOLUTION APPOINTING JOSEPH DEMING, ESQ. MUNICIPAL JUDGE:  Three-year term.  Motion:  Kostka.  Second:  Nielson.  Roll call vote – all yes.  Resolution adopted.

 

NO. 3 – RESOLUTION APPOINTING DANIEL DANZI MUNICIPAL PROSECUTOR:  Ninety Days.  Motion:  Nielson.  Second: Gallopo.  Discussion:  Sandham stated he would like to remove the ninety days and suggested having the review, but making it effective 01/01/13.  Amend resolution to one-year term.  Nielson and Gallopo accepted amendment.  Appoint for one-year term.  Roll call vote – all yes.  Resolution adopted.

 

NO. 4 – RESOLUTION APPOINTING DENIS DRISCOLL MUNICIPAL PROSECUTOR:  Ninety Days.  Amend resolution to one-year term.  Motion:  Gallopo.  Second:  Sandham.  Appoint for one-year term.  Roll call vote – all yes.  Resolution adopted.

 

NO. 5 – RESOLUTION APPOINTING DAVID A. AMADIO AS MUNICIPAL PUBLIC DEFENDER:  One-year term.  Motion:  Sandham.  Second:  Kostka.  Roll call vote – all yes.  Resolution adopted.

 

NO. 6 – RESOLUTION APPOINTING TAX SEARCHER AND IMPROVEMENT SEARCHER:

 

RESOLVED, that the Township Committee of the Township of Montville make the following appointments for the year 2012:

 

            Tax Searcher – Christine Corcoran

            Improvement Searcher - Gertrude Atkinson

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

 

NO. 7 – RESOLUTION APPOINTING KATIE YANKE THE MONTVILLE TOWNSHIP PUBLIC AGENCY COMPLIANCE OFFICER:

 

            WHEREAS, the New Jersey Department of the Treasury Division of Contract Compliance & Equal Employment Opportunity in Public Contracts requires the designation of a Public Agency Compliance Officer.

           

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 Katie Yanke is hereby designated as the Public Agency Compliance Officer of the Township of Montville.

 

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

 

NO. 8 – RESOLUTION APPOINTING FRANCES L. VANDERHOOF QUALIFIED PURCHASING AGENT:

 

WHEREAS, N.J.A.C. 5:34-5 et. seq. establishes the criteria for qualifying as a Qualified Purchasing Agent; and

           

WHEREAS, Frances Vanderhoof possesses the designation of Qualified Purchasing Agent as issued by the Director of the Division of Local Government Services in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:34-5 et seq.; and

                       

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the governing body hereby reappoints Frances Vanderhoof as the Qualified Purchasing Agent authorized to exercise the duties of a purchasing agent pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:11-2(30), with specific relevance to the authority, responsibility, and accountability of the purchasing activity of the contracting unit.

 

Motion:  Gallopo.  Second:  Sandham.  Roll call vote – all yes.  Resolution adopted.

 

NO. 9 - APPOINTMENT OF DEPARTMENT HEADS, SPECIAL POLICE OFFICERS, POLICE MATRONS, AND SCHOOL CROSSING GUARDS:

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Report of Appointments for the year 2012 by the Township Administrator, made in accordance with the Administrative Code, are hereby accepted and approved as follows:

 

Department Head of the Department of Land Use/Engineering and Township Engineer – Anthony P. Barile, Jr.

Department Head of the Department of Finance – Katie Yanke

Department Head of the Department of Clerk – Gertrude H. Atkinson

Department Head of the Department of Police – Richard Cook

Department Head of the Department of Health - John Wozniak

Department Head of the Department of Construction - Brian Laird

Department Head of the Department of Parks & Recreation - Maryann Witty

Department Head of the Department of Public Works/Water & Sewer – Thomas Mazzaccaro

Department Head of the Department of Social Services – Adam Brewer

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the persons as listed below are hereby named for Appointment as Special Police Officers, Police Matrons and School Crossing Guards for the Township of Montville for the year 2012:

 

Special Police Officer-Class II - Kenneth Sudol

Police Matrons - Cheryl Henderson-Brill, Lissette Giacobbe, Paula Joy

School Crossing Guards - Joan Robillard, John Buis, Joan Gnall, Catherine M. Downey, John Hankowski, Sylvia Walits, Susan Avrov, Charles Nye

Substitutes – Joseph Marrapodi, Veronika Krofchak, Joann Labarca, Ed Rosenbergen, Richard Bruno

 

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

 

NO. 10 – RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PASSAGE OF CONSENT AGENDA NO. 2012-CA1:

 

WHEREAS, the Township Committee of the Township of Montville has reviewed the Consent Agenda consisting of various proposed Resolutions; and

            WHEREAS, none of the Committee Members of the Township of Montville are desirous of removing any Resolutions for individual action from the agenda.

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township of Montville, County of Morris, that the following Resolutions on the Consent Agenda are hereby approved:

 

A.      Resolution Open Public Meetings Act – Annual Schedule and Notice of Meetings

B.     Resolution Official Newspapers – The Daily Record & The Citizen

C.     Resolution Depositories Township Funds

D.     Resolution Establishing Interest Rates for Payment of Taxes and Water & Sewer Charges

E.     Resolution Duplicate Tax Sale Certificate Charge

F.      Resolution Providing for Fees for Tax Sale Certificate Redemption Calculations

G.     Resolution Providing for Cancellation of Tax Overpayments or Delinquent Amounts Less than $10

H.     Resolution Authorizing Director of Finance to Invest Surplus Funds on Deposit

I.         Resolution Petty Cash Fund

J.       Resolution Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council

K.     Resolution authorizing certain approved State contract vendors

L.      Resolution Overtime Pay and Vacation Paychecks

M.     Resolution Faithful Performance Bonds

N.     Resolution authorizing a donation of abandoned bicycles throughout the year to the charitable organization “Pedals for Progress”

 

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

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM A – RESOLUTION OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS ACT – ANNUAL SCHEDULE AND NOTICE OF MEETINGS:

 

WHEREAS, the Open Public Meetings Act, Chapter 231 of the Laws of 1975 requires all public bodies covered by said Act at least once each year and within seven (7) days following the Annual Organization or Reorganization Meeting of such body to post and maintain posted throughout the year as set forth in the Act, a Schedule of the Regular Meetings of the public body to be held during the succeeding year.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Township Committee of the Township of Montville, as follows:

 

1.         The Schedule of Regular Meetings of the Montville Township Committee as set forth in the Schedule annexed hereto be and the same is hereby adopted.

 

2.         The Township Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to prominently post said Schedule in at least one (1) public place reserved for such announcements.

 

3.         Said Schedule shall be mailed, telephoned, faxed, or e-mailed by the Township Clerk to the following two (2) newspapers:

 

            A.         The Citizen

            B.         The Daily Record

 

4.         Said Schedule shall be placed on file with the Township Clerk.

 

5.         In the event that the annexed Schedule is hereafter revised, the revised Schedule shall be posted, mailed and filed by the Township Clerk in the manner described hereinabove.

 

6.         Special Meetings may be held as and when necessary with Notice to be given as provided for in the Act and meetings involving urgent matters may be held as provided for in Section 4(b) of the Act.  The Township Clerk is hereby directed to prominently post said Notices in at least one (1) public place reserved for such announcements at least forty-eight (48) hours in advance of all meetings.

 

7.         Said Notices shall also be mailed, telephoned, faxed, or e-mailed to the above newspapers at least forty-eight (48) hours in advance of the meeting.

 

8.         Said Notices shall be placed on file with the Township Clerk.

 

9.         Any person who requests copies of the Annual Meeting Schedule, revisions thereto, Special Meeting Notices, and Draft Agendas shall be provided with same upon the payment of the following fees and upon the payment of said sums said persons shall be mailed copies of the Schedule, revisions thereto, Special Meeting Notices, and Draft Agendas. The sum of $30.00 (thirty) dollars is hereby designated as the fee for said service which shall terminate at midnight of December 31st of each year unless requests for renewals are received.

 

10.       The Township Clerk shall post a copy of this Resolution.

 

MONTVILLE TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE - SCHEDULE OF REGULAR MEETINGS 2012

 

Schedule of Regular Meetings:  Second and Fourth Tuesdays of each month at 7 p.m.  It is the intention of the Governing Body to meet in closed session from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.  The public portion will begin at 8 p.m. unless otherwise specified in a special meeting notice.  Meetings are held at the Municipal Building, 195 Changebridge Road, Montville, New Jersey.

 

2012                                              2012

 

            January 10                                          June 26

            January 24                                          July 10

            February 14                                         August 14

            February 28                                         September 11

            March 13                                             September 25

            March 27                                             October 9

            April 10                                                October 23

            April 24                                                November 13

            May 8                                                   November 27

            May 22                                     December 11                                     

            June 12                                                          

           

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM B – RESOLUTION OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER:

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Township Committee designate The Daily Record and The Citizen as the Official Newspapers for the Township of Montville for the year 2012.

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM C – RESOLUTION DEPOSITORIES – TOWNSHIP FUNDS: 

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that Bank of America, Chase Bank, Sovereign Bank, Lakeland Bank, Summit Bank, Kearny Federal Savings Bank, TD Bank, Atlantic Stewardship Bank, and the New Jersey Cash Management Fund be named as Depositories for Township Funds; that the names of the Accounts to be kept are as follows: Current (Treasurer’s Account), Capital, Dog Fund, Special Road Trust Account, Tax Collector Account, Water & Sewer Utility, and Sewer/Water Reserve for Debt Service; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the following persons shall be authorized to sign the checks:  Tim Braden, Mayor, Katie Yanke, Director of Finance, and the Gertrude H. Atkinson, Township Clerk or during the absence of the Mayor, the Vice-Chairperson is hereby authorized to sign the checks.

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM D – RESOLUTION INTEREST RATES FOR THE PAYMENT OF TAXES AND WATER & SEWER CHARGES FOR 2012:

 

BE IT RESOLVED, by the Township committee of the Township of Montville that the rate of interest to be charged and collected by the Tax Collector, her Department, and the Water & Sewer Department shall be as follows:

 

1.         On all unpaid and delinquent taxes, the rate of eight percent (8%) per annum on the first $1,500.00 of the delinquency and eighteen percent (18%) per annum on any amount in excess of $1,500.00.

 

2.         On all unpaid and delinquent improvement assessments, the rate of eight percent (8%) per annum on the first $1,500.00 of the delinquency and twelve percent (12%) per annum on any amount in excess of $1,500.00.

 

3.         On all unpaid and delinquent water and sewer charges, the rate of eight percent (8%) per annum on the first $1,500.00 of the delinquency and twelve percent (12%) per annum on any amount in excess of $1,500.00.

 

4.         No interest shall be charged on taxes if payment is made within ten (10) calendar days after the date upon which the same becomes payable.

 

5.         That a penalty be charged to a taxpayer in the amount of six percent (6%) of a delinquency in excess of $10,000.00 who fails to pay the delinquency prior to the end of the calendar year as authorized by N.J.S.A. 54:5-61.

 

6.         That when the taxes, interest and costs on a Tax Sale Certificate shall exceed the sum of $5,000.00, an additional penalty shall be charged equal to four percent (4%) of the amount paid; and

 

When that sum exceeds $10,000.00, such additional penalty shall be equal to six percent (6%) of such amount paid as authorized by N.J.S.A. 54:5-61.

 

7.         That the provisions of this Resolution shall apply to all existing Tax Sale Certificates.

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM E – RESOLUTION DUPLICATE TAX SALE CERTIFICATE CHARGE:

 

WHEREAS, N.J.S.A. 54:5-52.1 sets forth a procedure for the issuance of a replacement Tax Sale Certificate in the event an original Tax Sale Certificate was destroyed or lost; and

 

WHEREAS, this procedure includes a requirement that the Governing Body adopt a Resolution authorizing the issuance of a duplicate Certificate and further requires that an Affidavit be prepared which will need to be reviewed by appropriate Government Officials; and

 

WHEREAS, it is appropriate that the Township’s cost in issuing a duplicate Certificate be paid by the party requesting a duplicate Certificate; and

 

WHEREAS, the Township is authorized to charge a fee of $100.00 for the cost of the preparation of a duplicate Certificate.

 

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 Tax Collector is authorized to charge a fee of $100.00 for the purpose of issuing a duplicate Tax Sale Certificate upon the request of the Certificate Holder.

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM F – RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR FEES FOR TAX SALE CERTIFICATE REDEMPTION CALCULATIONS:

 

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 fees for Tax Sale Certificate redemption calculations shall be charged:

 

A.         In accordance with N.J.S.A. 54:5-54, the Tax Collector shall provide to any party entitled to redeem a certificate pursuant to this section (N.J.S.A. 54:5-54) two calculations of the amount required for redemption within a calendar year at no cost.  For each subsequent calculation requested from the Tax Collector there shall be a $50.00 fee.  A request for a redemption calculation shall be made in writing to the Tax Collector.

 

B.         In accordance with N.J.S.A. 54:5-97.1, the Tax Collector may charge a lien holder of a tax lien $50.00 for the calculation of the amount due to redeem the tax lien as required pursuant to N.J.S.A. 54:5-97.1.  Any request for a redemption calculation shall specify the date to be used for the calculation, which shall be the date of the notice.  Neither the Tax Collector nor the municipality shall be liable for an incorrect calculation.  The fee paid to the municipality shall not become part of the lien and shall not be passed on to any party entitled to redeem pursuant to N.J.S.A. 54:5-54.

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM G – RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR CANCELLATION OF TAX OVERPAYMENTS OR DELINQUENT AMOUNTS LESS THAN $10.00:

 

WHEREAS, N.J.S.A. 40A:5-17 allows for the cancellation of property tax overpayments or delinquent amounts in the amounts of less than $10.00; and

 

WHEREAS, the governing body may authorize the Tax Collector to process, without further action on their part, any cancellation of property tax overpayments or delinquencies of less than $10.00.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Governing Body of the Township of Montville, County of Morris, State of New Jersey, hereby authorize the Tax Collector to cancel said tax amounts as deemed necessary.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a certified copy of the Resolution be forwarded to the Tax Collector, the Chief Financial Officer and the Municipal Auditor.

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM H – RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING DIRECTOR OF FINANCE TO INVEST SURPLUS FUNDS ON DEPOSIT:

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Director of Finance be authorized to invest Surplus Funds on deposit in Federal Certificates of Deposit, Treasury Bills, Notes, Money Markets or other Accounts or Instruments issued or insured by the United States Government.

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM I – RESOLUTION PETTY CASH FUND:

           

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Director of Finance be authorized to re-establish funds for petty cash for the year 2012 in the amount of $500.00.

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM J – RESOLUTION MORRIS COUNTY COOPERATIVE PRICING COUNCIL:

 

WHEREAS, in the past, the Township of Montville has availed itself of the right to purchase materials, supplies, and equipment under contracts for such materials, supplies and equipment entered into on behalf of the State of New Jersey by the Division of Purchase and Property in the Department of the Treasury pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:11-12 and the Cooperative Pricing Council of the County of Morris; and

WHEREAS, it is desirable from time to time to obtain materials, supplies and equipment under Contracts for such materials, supplies and equipment entered into on behalf of the State of New Jersey and the County of Morris by the said Division without the necessity of advertising for bids or in the cases where no bids have been received; and

 

WHEREAS, it is contemplated that it will be necessary or desirable to obtain materials, supplies and equipment under such Contract or Contracts entered into on behalf of the State of New Jersey or the County of Morris by said Division during the year;

 

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

 

1.         That the purchases by the Township of Montville through the several Municipal Departments shall be purchased under a Contract or Contracts for such materials, supplies or equipment entered into on behalf of the State of New Jersey by the Division of Purchase and Property in the Department of the Treasury and the Cooperative Pricing Council of the County of Morris in those cases where it is desirable and in the best interest of the Township of Montville and in those cases where bids have been sought by advertisement therefore and no bids were received.

 

2.         That a copy of this Resolution be forwarded to the Township Administrator, all Department Heads of the Township of Montville, Municipal Auditor and any other party of interest.

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM K – RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CERTAIN APPROVED STATE CONTRACT VENDORS:

 

WHEREAS, the Township of Montville, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A: 11-12a and N.J.A.C. 5:34-7.29(c), may by resolution and without advertising for bids, purchase any goods or services under the State of New Jersey Cooperative Purchasing Program for any State contracts entered into on behalf of the State by the Division of Purchase and Property in the Department of the Treasury; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Township of Montville has the need on a timely basis to purchase goods or services utilizing State contracts; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Township of Montville intends to enter into contracts with the attached Referenced State Contract Vendors through this resolution and properly executed contracts, which shall be subject to all the conditions applicable to the current State contracts.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Township of Montville authorized the Purchasing Agent to purchase certain goods or services from those approved New Jersey State Contract Vendors on the attached list, pursuant to all conditions of the individual State contracts; and

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the governing body of the Township of Montville pursuant to N.J.A.C 5:30-5.5(b), the certification of available funds, shall either certify the full maximum amount against the budget at the time the contract is awarded, or no contract amount shall be chargeable or certified until such time as the goods or services are ordered or otherwise called for prior to placing the order, and a certification of availability of funds is made by the Chief Finance Officer; and

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the duration of the contracts between the Township of Montville and the Referenced State Contract Vendors shall be from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012.

 

Referenced State Contract Vendors

 

Commodity/Service                            Vendor                                     State Contract #

 

Gasoline                                              Allied Oil Co.                           A66321 & A65046

Rock Salt                                            Atlantic Salt                             A72770

International Salt                     A72769

Computer Services                             Edmunds & Company                        A81201

Recreation Equipment                        Wilfred McDonald                   A59074

Fibar                                        A59081

MidAtlantic Park Equip.           A59071

Auto Parts                                           Auto Zone, Inc.                        A71188

Police Supplies                                  Lawman Supply Co.               A83846 & A73992

Arts & Crafts Supplies                                    S & S Worldwide                    A70932

Auctions                                              Gov Deals                               A70967

Police Communication Service          Motorola                                  A74534

Industrial Supplies                               Grainger                                  A72605

Office Supplies                                   Staples                                    A74337

Computers                                          Dell                                          A70256

Police Cars                                         Warnock Automotive              A72468

Road & Highway Materials                  Tilcon                                      A73454

Catch Basins                                      Campbell Foundry                  A71626

Mail Equipment                                   Pitney Bowes                          A75237

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM L – RESOLUTION OVERTIME PAY AND VACATION PAYCHECKS:

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Director of Finance be authorized to pay overtime to salaried employees with the approval of the Township Administrator.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Director of Finance be authorized to disburse a vacation paycheck in advance to employees who are going on vacation.

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM K – RESOLUTION FAITHFUL PERFORMANCE BONDS:

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following Employees of the Township shall be covered by individual Faithful Performance Bonds for the year 2012:

 

Tax Collector and Tax Searcher

Treasurer

Custodian of School Funds

Account Clerk, Tax Office

Supervisor, Water & Sewer Billing & Collection

Municipal Court Judge - (Magistrate)

Court Administrator

Deputy Court Administrator

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that all other Employees and Officials handling or responsible for money or Township property be covered by a Public Employees Faithful Performance Blanket Position Bond.

 

NO. 11 – RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR TEMPORARY APPROPRIATIONS FOR OPERATING PURPOSES 2012:

 

            WHEREAS, 40A:4-19 Local Budget Act provides that (where any Contracts, Commitments or payments are to be made prior to the final adoption of the 2012 Budget) Temporary Appropriations be made for the purpose and amounts required in the manner and time therein provided; and

 

            WHEREAS, the date of this Resolution is within the first thirty (30) days of 2012; and

 

            WHEREAS, the total Appropriations in the 2011 Budget, less Appropriations made for Capital Improvement Fund, Debt Service and Relief of the Poor (Public Assistance) are as follows:

 

GENERAL      $22,530,303

WATER           $  1,777,099

SEWER           $  2,779,232

 

            WHEREAS, 26.25% of the total Appropriations in the 2011 Budget, less Appropriations for Capital Improvement Fund, Debt Service and Relief of the Poor (Public Assistance) is as follows:

 

GENERAL      $5,914,205

WATER           $   466,489

SEWER          $   729,548

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Township Committee of the Township of Montville in the County of Morris that the Appropriations be made and that a certified copy of this Resolution be forwarded to the Chief Financial Officer for the records.

 

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

 

NO. 12 – RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE FOR 2012 DEBT SERVICE:

 

            WHEREAS, N.J. 40a-19 provides the authority for appropriating in a Temporary Resolution the permanent Debt Service requirements for the coming fiscal year providing that such Resolution is not made earlier than December 20th of the year preceding the beginning of the fiscal year; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Date of this Resolution is subsequent to December 20, 2011; and

 

            WHEREAS, principal and interest will be due on various dates from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012 inclusive on Sundry Bonds and Bond Anticipation Notes issued and outstanding.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the following appropriations be made to cover the period from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012, inclusive.

DEBT SERVICE-TOWNSHIP OF MONTVILLE-2012

 

Payment of Bonds:

                        General Bonds of 2002                       $   290,000

General Bonds of 2004                       $   310,000

                        General Bonds 2006                           $   100,000

                        General Bonds 2008                           $   190,000

                        Refunding Bonds 2009                       $2,355,000

                        Refunding Bonds 2010                       $     20,000

                       

                        TOTAL                                                $3,265,000

 

Interest on Bonds:

 

                        General Bonds of 2002                       $       6,526

General Bonds of 2004                       $   222,080

                        General Bonds 2006                           $   220,676

                        General Bonds 2008                           $     68,233

                        Refunding Bonds 2009                       $   238,000

                        Refunding Bonds 2010                       $     67,238

 

                       

                        TOTAL                                                $  822,753

 

General Capital Notes:

                                                            Principal                      Interest

 

General Capital Notes                                             $  15,000

Special Emergency Notes                                                        1,763            

                                                                                             $  16,763            $  16,763

           

Green  Acres:                                     

 

            Pyramid Mountain                   $15,062                       $  3,500

                                                            $15,212                       $  3,350

           

            Dawson Lefkowitz                  $74,774                       $  1,882

                                                          $105,048                       $ 8,732            $113,780

 

Open Space Trust Fund:

           

Refunding Bonds 2010           $  25,000                     $176,763

            Refunding Bonds 2009           $355,000                     $  59,400

            Payment of Bonds 2008         $  70,000                     $  54,593

            Payment of Bonds 2004         $180,000                     $114,920

            Payment of Bonds 2002         $400,000                     $    9,000          

                                                         $1,030,000                     $414,676         $1,444,676

 

New Jersey Environmental Trust Fund:

           

            2001 Fund Loan Principal       $   5,416                      $  3,500

            2001A Principal Trust             $   5,000                                                                     

            2002 Principal Trust                $ 30,000                      $21,538

            2002 Principal Fund                $ 33,347

            2003A Fund Loan Principal     $ 28,933                     

            2003A Principal Trust             $ 10,000                      $  6,958

                                    $112,696                     $31,996           $144,692

 

 

                                                            Principal                      Interest

 

Water Capital:

 

            Refunding Bonds 2010  

                                    Principal          $145,000                    

                                    Interest                                                $ 10,225

            General Bonds 2006

                                    Principal          $ 145,000

                                    Interest                                                $126,658                                                                                                         $290,000                     $136,883         $ 426,883

                                                                                                                       

 

            Water Utility Notes                  $ 15,000                      $    7,749         $   22,749

            ($518,000 Principal)

 

Sewer Capital:

 

            Refunding Bonds 2010

                        Principal                      $560,000                    

                        Interest                                                            $  39,412

            General Bonds 2008

                        Principal                      $400,000                    

                        Interest                                                            $190,226

            NJ Environmental Trust

                        2010 Trust Principal    $  15,000                    

                        2010A Principal           $  76,540

                        2010A Interest                                                 $  20,050

                                                         $1,051,540                     $249,688         $1,301,228

 

           

            Sewer Utility Notes                  $ 31,000                      $ 35,721          $   66,721

            ($2,388,000 Principal)

 

Motion:  Gallopo.  Second:  Sandham.  Roll call vote – all yes.  Resolution adopted.

 

NO. 13 – RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS:  The Township Committee liaison for each board or commission read the names of the applicants being reappointed or appointed.

 

RESOLVED, that the Township Committee make the following Board and Commission appointments:

 

BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT:

            Richard Moore - 4 year term

Keith Olsen – unexpired 4 year term ending 12/31/13

Kurt Dinkelmeyer, Alternate #1 – unexpired 2 year term ending 12/31/12

      John Petrozzino, Alternate #2 – 2 year term ending 12/31/13          

Township Committee Liaison – Scott Gallopo; Jim Sandham, Alternate

     

BOARD OF HEALTH:

      Charles Perry  – 3 year term

      Stuart Rothman – 3 year term

      Mark Ransom – 3 year term

      Township Committee Liaison – Deb Nielson; Jim Sandham, Alternate

 

DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE:

      Frank Suppa, Jr. – 1 year term

      Brian Morgan – 1 year term

      Joseph H. Nadler – 1 year term

      Alireza Ayoubian – 1 year term

      Craig Bednarz – 1 year term

      Alexander J. Nesterok – 1 year term 

Thomas L. Burns – 1 year term

Township Committee Liaison – Tim Braden; Deb Nielson, Alternate

 

DRUG AWARENESS-MUNICIPAL ALLIANCE COUNCIL:

      Alicia Angione - 3 year term

      Lauren Connelly - 3 year term

      Joseph Daughtry - 3 year term

Joseph Giudice - 3 year term

Ellen Oxild – 3 year term

Christopher Ziolkowski, Youth Activities Coordinator – 1 year term

Township Committee Liaison – Scott Gallopo; Tim Braden, Alternate

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE:

      J. Deane Driscoll  – 3 year term

Ronald Soussa – 3 year term

Margaret Miller-Sanders, Chamber of Commerce Liaison - 1 year term

      Arnold Schancupp, Alternate #1 – 2 year term

Township Committee Liaison – Jim Sandham, Scott Gallopo, Alternate

 

ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION:

      Angelo Intile – 3 year term

      Garry Annibal – 3 year term

      Andrew Pappachen – unexpired 3 year term ending 12/31/12

      Victor Canning, Planning Board Liaison - 1 year term

      Alexander Nesterok, Alternate #1 – unexpired 2 year term ending 12/31/12

      Keith Lee, Alternate #2 – 2 year term

      Township Committee Liaison – Deb Nielson; Tim Braden, Alternate

 

HISTORIC PRESERVATION REVIEW COMMISSION:

      Meta Janowitz – 4 year term

      Dan Grant – 4 year term

      Angela Pisano, Alternate #2 – 2 year term

      Township Committee Liaison – Tim Braden; Don Kostka, Alternate

 

HOUSING COMMITTEE:

      William Hank Lyon – 3 year term

      John Misiwiecz – 3 year term

      Township Committee Liaison – Tim Braden, Deb Nielson, Alternate

 

LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

Mayor - 1 year term

      Dr. Paul Fried, Superintendent of Schools - 1 year term

      Dr. Beth Godett, Alternate to Superintendent of Schools - 1 year term        

      Alternate to the Mayor – Jim Sandham

 

MAYOR’S APPOINTMENTS TO THE LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

      Thomas E. Mazzaccaro – 5 year term

      David Dalia – 5 year term

 

PLANNING BOARD:

      Mayor – 1 year term

      Don Kostka, Township Committee - 1 year term

 

MAYOR’S APPOINTMENTS TO THE PLANNING BOARD:

      Arthur Maggio, 4 year term

      John Visco, 4 year term

      Victor M. Canning, Environmental Commission liaison, 1 year term

      Lawrence Tobias, Alternate #2, 2 year term

 

RECREATION COMMISSION:

Larry Manfra, 5 year term

Mark Breznak, Alternate #1, unexpired 2 year term ending 12/31/12

Michael Perretta, Alternate #2, 2 year term

      Township Committee Liaison – Jim Sandham; Scott Gallopo, Alternate

 

RESIDENTS WITH DISABILITIES ADVISORY COMMITTEE:

      Matthew Rankin - 3 year term

      Joan Leib, 3 year term

      Vacancy – unexpired 3 year term ending 12/31/13

      Vacancy – Alternate #1, unexpired 3 year term ending 12/31/12

      Vacancy – Alternate #2, unexpired 3 year term ending 12/31/13

      Township Committee Liaison – Scott Gallopo; Don Kostka, Alternate

 

LONG-TERM FINANCIAL PLANNING COMMITTEE:  Annual Appointments.

Howard Chesler, Steven Khalaf, Tim Kelly, Salvatore LoBiondo, Robert D. Lowenfish, Michael J. Nicoletti, Stephen Samitt, Evan S. Zuckerman, Katie Yanke, Adam Brewer. 

Chamber of Commerce Liaison – Barry Braverman

Township Committee Liaison – Deb Nielson, Scott Gallopo, Alternate

 

OPEN SPACE COMMITTEE:  Annual Appointments.

Richard Conklin, Deb Nielson, Jim Sandham, John Misiewicz, Robert Purnell, Jim Sandham, Leigh M. Witty, Vincent Zigarelli, Bryan Fucetola, Conrad Hahn, Daniel Pagano.  Township Liaison – Adam Brewer.

 

LAND USE REVIEW COMMITTEE: 

      Planning Board – John Visco and Gary Lewis; Board of Adjustment – James Marinello and J. Deane Driscoll; Anthony Angiolini, Craig Bednarz, Ronald Young; Meghan Hunscher, Township Planner; Anthony Barile, Land Use Department Head.

 

TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE:  Jack Kroll, Robert Lefkowitz, Jeff Rose, Thomas Mathews; Eugene Fucetola; Board of Education – Austin Thomsen and Marc Weber; Township – Bob Perkins.

      Township Committee Liaison – Scott Gallopo; Jim Sandham, Alternate

 

TREE REMOVAL PERMIT APPEALS BOARD:  Annual Appointments.

      Steve Olson, Ivan Bader, Anthony P. Barile, Jr., Environmental Commission Liaison

 

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

 

NO. 14 – RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING 2012 4TH OF JULY COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

 

RESOLVED, that the Township Committee recognizes 2012 4th of July Committee members as follows:

 

4TH OF JULY COMMITTEE:  Rudolph Appelmann, John Arminio, Bill Balassone, Jean Balassone, Dorie Berman, Ida Biase, Adam Brewer, Kathy Codella, Vince Comperatore, Rich Conklin, Sylvana Dalia, Marianne Dispenziere, Vincent Dotterweich, Pat Ferrara, Stacie Fitzgerald, Jerry Fragetti, Carl Grau, Cynthia Held, Scott Herchick, Diana Higgins, Aleksander Howar, Dennis Howar, Melinda Jennis, Margaret Lam, Maureen Laverty, Sue Marinello, Paul Martino, Nicholas Mazzaccaro, Tom Mazzaccaro, Tom Mazzaccaro, Jr., Irwin Paster, Judy Paster, Gene Peer, Alex Pena, David Plishka, Robert Plishka, Benito Quilici, Dean Quilici, Christina Renfer, Edward Rosellini, Kathy Sandham, Shashi Sang, Steve Toth, Jerry Vella, Maryann Witty, Stan Zagula 

 

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

 

NO. 15 – RESOLUTION APPOINTING ADAM BREWER AS REPRESENTATIVE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MONTVILLE TO THE MORRIS COUNTY JOINT INSURANCE FUND AND THE MUNICIPAL EXCESS LIABILITY FUND:

 

WHEREAS, the Township of Montville is a member of the Morris County Joint Insurance Fund and the Municipal Excess Liability Fund; and

WHEREAS, the Township Committee of the Township of Montville must appoint an individual as the representative of the Township of Montville to the Joint Insurance Fund and the Municipal Excess Liability Fund;

            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 Adam Brewer is hereby appointed as the representative of the Township of Montville to the Morris County Joint Insurance Fund and the Municipal Excess Liability Fund.

 

Motion:  Gallopo.  Sandham.  All in favor.  Resolution adopted.

NO. 16 – RESOLUTION APPOINTING REPRESENTATIVES:  Annual appointments.

 

            BE IT RESOLVED, that the following representatives be appointed for the year 2012: 

           

            North Jersey Municipal Employee Benefits Fund:  Katie Yanke

            Board of Education:  Mayor

            Morris County League of Municipalities:  Mayor and Adam Brewer

            Morris County Community Development:  Mayor and Adam Brewer

            Rockaway River Watershed Cabinet:  Tim Braden, Stanley Mikulka, Cliff Seipel

 

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

 

NO. 17 – RESOLUTION APPROVING THE LISTING OF BILLS AND SIGNING OF CHECKS:  Motion:  Kostka.  Second:  Nielson.  Roll call vote – all yes.  Resolution adopted.

 

COMMITTEE COMMENTS:

 

Committeeman Sandham congratulated Tim Braden on his selection to the center chair.  It will be difficult, especially with two former Mayors on the dais here.  Thank you to the residents for coming out.  It is great to see democracy in action.  I thank you all for coming out, especially if you are serving on a board of commission.  It is how this town moves forward, and we appreciate that effort.

 

Committeewoman Nielson thanked everyone for coming out tonight.  Hopefully we will see you at our other meetings throughout the year.  Special thanks to all of the voters.  I look forward to serving as your elected official for another three years.  We have seen a lot of positive changes in the Township – this is a team effort consisting of the Township Committee, the volunteers, and the municipal staff.  In the coming years I am confident we will have even more progress.  Congratulations to both Tim Braden and Don Kostka and also welcome to Katie Yanke.  She thanked her family for their support and assistance.  To all, Happy New Year.

 

Chairman Braden stated Committeeman Sandham is correct.  It will be difficult to do this with two former mayors sitting up here.  From time to time, former Mayors show up in the audience.  I would like to recognize Art Daughtry for coming out tonight.

 

God Bless America sung by Regina LoBiondo.

 

Benediction – Reverend Dr. Vijaya Kumar, Montville United Methodist Church.

 

Meeting adjourned at 7:05 p.m.  Motion:  Sandham.  Second:  Nielson.  All in favor.  Motion approved.

 

Respectfully submitted,

                                                           

Gertrude H. Atkinson, Township Clerk

 

Approved April 12, 2011

Montville Township Committee

 

                                                           

Tim Braden, Mayor

 

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