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Montville Township Committee Regular Meeting

Tuesday, January 10, 2012, 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 Tim Braden.

 

Roll call Township Committee:

 

Present:          Committeeman James Sandham, Jr.

                        Committeeman Don Kostka

                        Committeeman Scott Gallopo

                        Committeewoman Deb Nielson

                        Chairman Tim Braden

 

Also present:   Adam Brewer, Interim Township Administrator

Anthony Barile, Township Engineer

Katie Yanke, Director of Finance

Thomas Mazzaccaro, DPW/Water & Sewer Director

James Bryce, Township Attorney

                        Gertrude Atkinson, Township Clerk

 

RESOLUTION NO. CES-011012 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.      Attorney-client privilege:  Water assessment options

2.      Attorney-client privilege:  Police Department assessment

3.      Attorney-client privilege:  Contract interpretation

4.      Attorney-client Privilege:  Changebridge Road sidewalks

5.      Property Acquisition:  Marketplace

6.      Litigation:  Wolosky

 

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

 

At 7:00 p.m. – Closed Session.  At 8:03 p.m. – Public Session.

 

Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance led by Committeeman Sandham.  He also asked for a moment of silence in memory of Assemblyman Alex DeCroce.

 

REPORTS:

 

NO. 1 – ADMINISTRATOR:  Adam Brewer, Interim Township Administrator, reported on the Community Development Block Grant application.  Originally, we were going to submit for the Camp Dawson handicapped accessibility project.  There was a clause that was discovered late in the game that states that a public works improvement to a facility used for exhibitions or spectator events is ineligible for a Community Development Block Grant application.  We moved to the second priority – the Masar Park handicapped accessibly project.  That application was submitted instead.  I did notify Ms. Berman, Chairperson of the Residents’ with Disabilities Advisory Committee.

 

2011 and future goals/objectives status report:  Mr. Brewer submitted.  Township Committee to review.  Scheduled for discussion item January 24. 

 

Accumulated leave appropriation present in the 2012 hypothetical budget:  the number represents payments that would be due the seven retirees in 2012.

 

NO. 2 – ATTORNEY:  No report.

NO. 3 – FINANCE:  No report.

 

NO. 4 – ENGINEER:  Anthony Barile, Township Engineer, reported on the Dogwood Circle project.  He submitted a written report with the resolution to approve the plans and authorize the bids that is scheduled for later on the agenda.

 

NO. 5 – COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

Committeewoman Nielson spoke about the professional appointments done at reorganization.  Bond counsel and the water & sewer consulting engineer were appointed for ninety days.  The prosecutors were changed from ninety days back to one year.   I looked back at the RFP’s.  In 2006 and 2008 we reviewed bond counsel.  In December 2010, bond counsel was again evaluated.  The Long-Term Financial Planning Committee reviewed four RFP’s and recommended McManimon & Scotland for two years – minutes 12/14/10.  If we need to vet these folks again, I am not understanding that.  They have been vetted numerous times in the last four years. 

 

Water & sewer consulting engineer – in 2006, sixty day appointment; in 2009, ninety day appointment.  I understand there was a hiccup in the proposal for Plausha Park.  My preference would be not to go out for RFP’s for water & sewer consulting engineer at this time.  He is an integral part of the water & sewer department.  He is also the water & sewer operator.  My preference if we are going to evaluate Mr. Ryden would be to bring him in, talk about Plausha Park, and evaluate him with the department.

 

The only positions that have not been vetted are the prosecutors and the public defender.  My preference would be to not go out for RFP’s for water & sewer consulting engineer and bond counsel at this time.

 

Committeeman Gallopo stated we had a discussion in public at reorganization and made a decision.  I think it is healthy for us to do RFP’s on a regular basis.  I will stick to my view that we should be doing these RFP’s. 

 

Committeeman Sandham stated unless we are going to take another vote, I think it is a moot point.  Unless there is a consensus here for us to change.

 

Committeeman Kostka stated the decision has been made.

 

Chairman Braden stated he concurs with Committeewoman Nielson on bond counsel.  We don’t need to overload Mr. Brewer.

 

Braden stated it appears that there is no change in the consensus.

 

Committeeman Sandham stated we had a report last meeting that there were significant excesses – primarily in the sewer department.  We talked about giving a sewer holiday for a quarter.  There are a host of reasons as to why this happened.  I would like to put this on as a discussion item for the next Township Committee meeting – a sewer rate holiday.  I know we asked the LTFPC to look at it going forward.  I think the taxpayers need to get it back asap. 

 

Nielson stated she does not agree – we referred it back to the LTFPC.  We don’t have all the facts and discussions.  They said they would need two meetings.  Gallopo stated he would like to hear the explanation on that from the LTFPC – how much to return, what capacity, etc.

 

Kostka stated on 01/01/07 water had a surplus of $1,741,617.  Between 2007 and 2010 $1,810,908 of the water surplus was allocated to the town.  $459,444 of the surplus was used to cover water and utility costs.  As of 12/31/10 water had a surplus of $1,575,506. 

 

Sewer surplus 01/01/07 $548,919.  Between 2007 and 2010 $630,472 of surplus was allocated to the town.  $100,000 of the surplus was used to pay sewer utility costs.  12/31/10 sewer surplus $2,081,615.

 

In summary 01/01/07 combined surplus $2,209,536.  In between 2007 and 2010 we utilized $2,441,380 to the town.  Between 2007 and 2010, we utilized $559,444 to cover utility expenses, leaving us with a combined surplus as of 12/31/10 of $3,657,121.

 

We need to come up with a solution that:  reduces rates; holiday, if it is in order; but we want to leave the utility departments and the town in good shape.  That $2,441,000 that was allocated to the town – had it not come from the water & sewer utility we would have had to raise that money with taxes.  Water & sewer has become a rate source.  We need to come up with a solution that wanes us off that rate source and strengthens the town.

 

Sandham stated to clarify, prior to 2006 the Township allocated water & sewer to the town without supporting calculations.  When the new administrator was hired, it was then allocated appropriately.  It is not that we were dipping our hands in water & sewer without justification.  We got a report that said we generated $1,292,000 of sewer excess in 2010 - 2011.  A quarterly rate holiday would be approximately $1,200,000.  We would be giving back the surplus that was created just in the last two years.  We had a surplus in 2010 of $1,400,000.  The LTFPC looked at that and said they were trying to get to a breakeven analysis going forward on water & sewer rates.  At that point $1.4 million was fine.  The further we get away from 2010 and 2011 and refunding that money, the less the people who deserve to get that money will get it.  Some people will move, etc. 

 

Braden stated two more LTFPC meetings.  Consensus – ok.

 

Nielson stated we asked the LTFPC in January to make their first priority an analysis of the water & sewer rates.  We asked for updates numerous times last year.  We did not do our job to the fullest that we should have by pressing our professionals for this information and getting an analysis.  We cannot be pressed to give a holiday or anything without that information. 

 

DISCUSSION ITEMS:

 

NO. 1 – PLAUSHA PARK WATER MAIN PROJECT:  Brewer reported on 12/31/11 the Township opened bids for the project – a rebid which included the price of paving by the Morris County Co-op.  There was a bid challenge by Montana Construction regarding an erasure from the low bidder.  You have the Township Attorney’s letter regarding the challenge.  Upon adoption of a new funding ordinance, it is recommended that the bid be awarded to Team Equipment and the final paving would be completed by the Morris County Co-op or autonomous bid.  You have sixty days to award the bid.  Additional funding – recommend we fund the excess from the fund balance of the water utility.  Township Committee – all agreed.

 

NO. 2 – TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING AGENDA FORMAT:  Braden referred to his e-mail.  He suggested the Finance and Engineering reports be removed from the agenda.  The discussion items would now be an old business/new business punch list.  Would like a preliminary agenda by Thursday.  Committee reports will include liaison reports as well as subcommittee reports.  Township Committee agreed.  They also agreed that questions to the Administrator would be copied to the Township Committee.

 

NO. 3 – EDMUNDS LITTLE HOUSE:  Use questionnaire for nonprofit groups that would be interested in using the facility.  Four groups responded.  Brewer recommended that the Recreation Department be responsible for it to meet their needs and the needs of the groups. Township Committee agreed leave it with Maryann Witty. 

 

Braden requested some estimates for the coming year of what it would take to get the house cleaned up.  Sandham suggested going back to the Explorers to see if they would be willing to contribute if it were on a shared basis.  Brewer will ask them.

 

Braden stated regarding the e-mails to the Township Administrator, the Attorney wanted to bring up that we cannot conduct business or debate via the e-mail.

 

PUBLIC PORTION:

 

Dan Grant, Montville, thanked the Township Committee for appointing him to the Historic Preservation Review Commission.  You had indicated that the ordinance was going to be changed regarding the HPRC.  Braden stated it was about the designation of advisory board.

 

Grant stated he spoke to the State Division of Historic Preservation.  We are a CLG – we are able to apply for grants.  The person suggested that we send the ordinance to them to make sure we would not lose the opportunity to apply for grants.  Township Committee agreed.

 

Craig Weiss, St. Malo Drive, Pine Brook, spoke about the JCP&L grid.  They have lost power three different times since the October storm.  The last being December 23 & 24.  The lines in our grid are thirty years old and failing.  I am requesting that the Township look into the situation and have a representative from JCP&L come and talk to the committee.  I understand that other towns have filled out forms to switch their power from JCP&L to PSE&G. 

 

Braden stated it sounds like your area is due for an upgrade.  I will ask Mr. Brewer to inquire with JCP&L to see if it is slated for new lines.  Brewer stated after the outages he spoke to Mr. Obrensky of JCP&L.  There are issues that need to be upgraded.  He will follow up.  Braden stated if he does not get a satisfactory response, they will go to the GPU.  As far as switching to PSE&G, I guess we can look into that.  Brewer stated he will report back next meeting.

 

Dan Pagano, 11 Roome Road, Towaco, stated he did an OPRA request regarding the Plausha Park ordinance.  As you know, I have been asking about the ordinance – how it was written, who wrote it, etc.  My OPRA shed some light.  As you know I took issue to the Plausha Park Neighborhood, and how that language got in there.  There are sixty homes that need water.  They are going to get the benefit of having water.  Eleven homes – I am one of them - my only benefit is going to be a curb stop in front of my house.  There are twelve homes that are going to have the extra special benefit of having water run from the street to their homes.  The ordinance states such special assessments shall be made and levied in the manner provided by law and shall nearly as possible in proportion to and not in excess of the peculiar benefit or advantage or increase in value of the respective lots.  The question is if you are only getting a curb stop that is one value.  If you are getting a curb stop with water, that is one value.  If you are getting a curb stop, water, and a water line to your house that is a different value.  Those twelve people are going to receive an assessment that takes into account the $4,600 benefit they are receiving.  It just seems to be a complete mess, and I am trying to point that out to you. 

 

Homeowner’s agreement used in 1994 – six pages long – it would have been easier if the water & sewer department decided to keep this practice in place and use this again so everyone knew what they were getting.  There were e-mails from March 2, 2010, July 2010, and June 15, 2010.  Township Attorney is involved – are the notes or memos public documents that I can OPRA?  Another attorney, Mr. Buzak, is involved.  Also, the head of water & sewer is copied by a representative of Plausha Park.  Don’t know why a Township employee is being involved in a private matter with Plausha Park.  May 7 – list of questions.  The same questions are still being asked as of November.  How is it going to be funded, shared?  I asked about the bond ordinance.  The Township Attorney told me he was not involved with the bond ordinance; that it was the bonding attorney.  I have not seen an e-mail to a Township employee from the bonding attorney.  I was mislead by the Township Attorney that he was not involved.  Everyone in Plausha Park was mislead.  I would ask that you appoint a subcommittee to take a better look at this issue.  October 19, 2010 e-mail – a Township employee talked to Mr. Murphy about preparing the bonding.

 

Braden stated this is a lot of information.  I would like a chance to review it.  Two weeks to look into it.

 

Truscha Quatrone, 4 Majorca Road, Towaco, asked about the video status.  Township Committee – we are working on it.

 

Quatrone spoke about the 2007 and 2008 water & sewer rates.  Many residents asked the Township Committee not to raise the rates.  The only fair and equitable thing to do is to lower our rates. 

 

Mike O’Brien, 92 Pine Brook Road, Towaco, encouraged the Township Committee to lower rates or to “holiday.” 

 

HPRC – if there is going to be some name change there should be communication with the commission now.  I am not sure everyone is clear about what the state statutes are on this.

 

Braden stated I think that is a great idea.  I think the HPRC should also read the ordinance so they know what their role is.  O’Brien stated another question is does the state supersede? 

 

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

 

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CONSENT AGENDA NO. 2012-CA2:  Motion:  Gallopo.  Second:  Kostka.  Roll call vote – all yes.  Resolution adopted.

 

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

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

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

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

 

LOCATION                  PURPOSE                  AMOUNT/DATE          RETURN TO

 

9 Patrick Ct.                Restoration Bond        $4,300.00  /  9-11        Mr. Akram Gaber

B. 1, L. 11.61                                                                                       327 E. Railway Avenue

                                                                                                            Paterson, NJ 07503

 

22 Montgomery Ave.   Road Opening Bond   $550.00    /  11-10       Tode Landscaping

B. 125.10, L. 2                                                                                     220 Bank Street

                                                                                                            Midland Park, NJ 07432

 

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

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM B – RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE REFUND OF BUILDING PERMIT FEES TO NATHAN TIFFE FOR 300 CHANGEBRIDGE ROAD:

 

WHEREAS, building permit fees were paid for the issuance of a building permit (roof replacement) for property located at 300 Changebridge Road, Pine Brook, New Jersey; and

            WHEREAS, the property owner subsequently cancelled the project and has requested a refund; and

            WHEREAS, the Construction Official has recommended a refund in the amount of $139.00.

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 Nathan Tiffe for property located at 300 Changebridge Road, Pine Brook, New Jersey, shall be refunded in the amount of $139.00.

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

 

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

 

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

 

Block 124 Lot 20

7 Passaic Valley Road

Premium Money                                                                                  $200.00

Lien Redemption Certificate #11-00021                                             $654.34

Total Payment                                                                                     $854.34

To:       Elliot Loeb

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM D – RESOLUTION ADOPTING CHANGES TO AN EXISTING DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLAN PURSUANT TO THE FINAL INTERNAL REVENUE CODE SECTION 415 REGULATIONS, PENSION PROTECTION ACT OF 2006, THE HEROES EARNINGS ASSISTANCE AND RELIEF TAX ACT OF 2008 AND THE WORKER, RETIREE AND EMPLOYER RECOVERY ACT OF 2008.

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM E – RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF A LIMOUSINE OWNER’S LICENSE AND LIMOUSINE DRIVER’S LICENSES:

 

WHEREAS, Revised General Ordinance Chapter 342 requires the issuance of a license by the Township of Montville for Limousine Owner and Driver Licenses; and

           

WHEREAS, Anthony Accaria, t/a Accaria Limo, LLC has filed an application and all necessary fees for a limousine owner’s license and the following limousine driver licenses for the year 2012:

 

            Anthony Accaria; Regina Accaria

 

; and

           

WHEREAS, the application conforms to the requirements of the Township Ordinance and the Police Department has approved the application;

 

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 a limousine owner’s license be issued to Anthony Accaria, t/a Accaria Limo, LLC and limousine driver licenses be issued to Anthony Accaria and Regina Accaria for the year 2012.

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM F – RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF A LIMOUSINE OWNER’S LICENSE AND LIMOUSINE DRIVER LICENSE:

 

WHEREAS, Revised General Ordinance Chapter 342 requires the issuance of a license by the Township of Montville for Limousine Owner and Driver Licenses; and

           

WHEREAS, Joseph Laspina, t/a Changebridge Sedan Service, LLC has filed an application and all necessary fees for a limousine owner’s license and the following limousine driver license for the year 2012:

 

            Joseph Laspina

 

; and

           

WHEREAS, the application conforms to the requirements of the Township Ordinance and the Police Department has approved the application;

 

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 a limousine owner’s license be issued to Joseph Laspina, t/a Changebridge Sedan Service, LLC and a limousine driver license be issued to Joseph Laspina for the year 2012.

 

RESOLUTIONS:

NO. 1 – RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF AN AMENDED DEVELOPER’S AGREEMENT WITH RUSSELL PISANO AND ANGELA PISANO – COPPOLA COURT:

 

            WHEREAS, Russell Pisano and Angela Pisano are the developers of land identified on a certain subdivision plat known as Block 125.05, Lot 14, (Horseneck Road) and entered into a developers agreement with the Township on April 14, 2009; and

            WHEREAS, the Developer is currently the title owner of a private roadway commonly known as Coppola Court, which services the subdivision; and

            WHEREAS, in accordance with the Approval and a Developer’s Agreement entered into by and between the Township and Developer, the Developer was to retain title to the roadway and was responsible for the creation of an Association to manage the maintenance and care of same; and

            WHEREAS, the Developer requested that the Township take over maintenance and care of the roadway, which the Township denied; and

            WHEREAS, the Developer filed suit as against the Township in the Superior Court of New Jersey bearing Docket No. MRS-L-3856-10 claiming such denial was arbitrary, capricious and or unreasonable; and

            WHEREAS, the Township and Developer have settled the dispute by amending the Developer’s Agreement;

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township of Montville, in the County of Morris and State of New Jersey, that the appropriate municipal officials are hereby authorized to execute an Amended Developer's Agreement between the Township of Montville and Russell Pisano and Angela Pisano in the form attached hereto.

 

Motion:  Nielson.  Second:  Sandham.  James Bryce, Township Attorney, stated it is an amended developer’s agreement so that it is clean and in settlement of all disputes.

 

Roll call vote – all yes.  Resolution adopted.

 

NO. 2 – RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CHANGE ORDER #1 IN A CONTRACT WITH MSP CONSTRUCTION:

 

WHEREAS, the Township of Montville and M.S.P. Construction entered into a Contract for the David/Joan/Gregory Sewer Project; and

            WHEREAS, it has been determined that certain changes to this Contract are necessary; and

            WHEREAS, the details of the proposed Change Order are as follows:

 

1. 

Providing water services three homes to avoid future excavation of the street after completion of the sewer project

 

 

$7,000.00

2.

Installation of storm water complaint grates and head plates on the 18 existing catch basins on Joan Drive, David Drive and Gregory Drive.

 

  $9,000.00

 

; and

WHEREAS, M.S.P. Construction has submitted a change order for a change to the total contract price of $303,448.00; and

            WHEREAS, the Water and Sewer Consulting Engineer has requested and recommended to the Township Committee that it modify its Contract with M.S.P. Construction as a result of this change.

 

            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 following Change Order is hereby approved in the Contract between the Township of Montville and M.S.P. Construction:

 

            Original Contract Price                                                                       $287,448.00.

            Amount of this Change Order:                                                            $16,000.00

            Total New Contract Price After this Change Order                            $303,448.00

 

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

 

NO. 3 – RESOLUTION APPROVING PLANS FOR THE DOGWOOD CIRCLE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT AND AUTHORIZING THE PROMULGATION OF SPECIFICATIONS FOR BIDDING:

 

WHEREAS, the Township Committee has reviewed and approved of plans for the Dogwood Circle Improvement Project; and

            WHEREAS, it will be necessary to solicit bids for this project.

            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 plans for the Dogwood Circle Improvement Project are hereby approved and the appropriate municipal officials are hereby authorized to promulgate specifications for bidding.

 

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

 

NO. 4 – RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING TRANSFER OF FUNDS 2011:

 

WHEREAS, there appears to be insufficient funds in the following accounts (Excepting the appropriation for Contingent Expenses or Deferred Charges) to meet the demands for the balance of the year, 2011

 

                        Court S&W                                         $     214

                        Facilities S&W                                                $  3,650

                        Fleet O/E                                             $  1,005

                        Misc. Litigation                                    $  1,368

                        Professional Fees                               $     688

                        BOA Professional Fees                      $     466

                        Payroll Services                                  $  1,380

                        Gasoline Public Works                       $  2,149

                        Natural Gas Bldg & Grounds              $  2,247

                       

                                                             Total               $13,167

                                                                                               

            WHEREAS,     there appears to be a surplus in the following account, (excepting the appropriation for Contingent Expenses, Deferred Charges, Cash Deficit of Preceding Year, Reserve for Uncollected Taxes, Down Payments, Capital Improvement Fund or Interest and Debt Redemption Charges,) over and above the demand deemed to be necessary for the balance of the year, 2011

                                    Police S&W                            $13,167

                       

                                                            Total                $13,167                                                                                              

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, (not less than two-thirds of all members thereof affirmatively concurring) that in accordance with the provision of R. S. 40A-58, part of the surplus in the accounts heretofore mentioned be and the same is hereby transferred to the accounts, (excepting the appropriation for Contingent Expenses or Deferred Charges), mentioned as being insufficient to meet the current demands, and

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Director of Finance is hereby authorized and directed to make the transfers.

 

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

 

NO. 5 – RESOLUTION APPROVING THE LISTING OF BILLS AND SIGNING OF CHECKS:  Motion:  Gallopo.  Second:  Sandham.  Roll call vote – all yes.

 

COMMITTEE COMMENTS:

 

Committeewoman Nielson stated she attended the Board of Health reorganization meeting last night.  Charles Perry is the President and Ronald Belmont is the Vice-President.

 

Committeeman Gallopo stated the Maple Avenue subcommittee met in December – Gallopo, Kostka, Brewer, and Barile.  About fifty residents attend.  We gave them three basic proposals.  There were a lot of suggestions from the audience.  Will present to the Township Committee at next meeting.

 

Technology Committee is meeting next week.  We will take guidance from the Township Committee on projects.  I think it would be appropriate for members the Technology Committee to meet with the Township Clerk to review how the paperless meetings are going.

 

Attended the Board of Adjustment meeting.  Chairman is James Marinello and the Vice-Chairman is Deane Driscoll.  Drug Awareness - $14,100 grant from the Morris County Freeholders for our programs.

 

Committeeman Kostka recognized Katie Yanke, our new CFO.  He stated there were some questions on Patch as to who did we hire, and why did we pay her so much?  Ms. Yanke is a college graduate, a CPA, and has eight years of audit experience.  We hired her less than what the prior CFO was making.  I wish you well Katie.

 

Committeeman Braden stated from now reports will take place closer to the beginning of the meeting.

 

Meeting adjourned at 9:31 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

 

 

                                                           

Tim Braden, Mayor

 

 

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