MTC Minutes 04/24/12 Print E-mail

Montville Township Committee Regular Meeting

Tuesday, April 24, 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 Scott Gallopo

                        Committeewoman Deb Nielson

Chairman Tim Braden

 

Absent:            Committeeman Don Kostka

 

Also present:   Victor Canning, Township Administrator

Adam Brewer, Assistant Township Administrator

Anthony Barile, Township Engineer

Katie Yanke, Director of Finance

Martin Murphy, Township Attorney

                        Gertrude Atkinson, Township Clerk

 

RESOLUTION NO. CES-042412 PROVIDING FOR A MEETING NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE NEW JERSEY OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS ACT, N.J.S.A. 10:4-12:

1.      Personnel – Engineering Department

2.      Litigation:  Glenview Woods

3.      Litigation:  Tax appeal – Kekon Realty Block 184, Lot 2

4.      Litigation:  Tax appeal – Newark Morning Ledger Block 184, Lot 7.1

 

Motion:  Nielson.  Second:  Gallopo.  All in favor except Kostka - absent.  Resolution adopted.

 

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

 

Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance led by Committeeman Sandham. 

 

PROCLAMATION CELEBRATING ARBOR DAY 2012:  Michele Caron and Albert Baker of the Women’s Club accepted the proclamation.  Caron stated ten years ago they started doing an Arbor Day celebration in Montville Township.  They received an award from Tree City USA.  The celebration is Friday morning at 8:30 a.m.  They are honoring Hugh Merritt.  The Township Committee thanked Michele for all the work she does.  Caron stated another achievement – Tree City signs will be put up in town.

 

REPORTS:

 

NO. 1 – ADMINISTRATOR:  Victor Canning, Township Administrator, stated he has met with the principals representing the former GI Auto properties as to the development going forward.  Would encourage your thoughts on that and what you think going forward should go in that area.

 

IT – I need direction to move forward to do a study on our IT.  Will do an RFQ.  Would need an appropriation.

 

PSE&G is meeting this evening in Lake Valhalla.  I hope they will come to a mutual agreement on the access paths.

 

We have completed three roads in town – Benefly Road, Indian Lane, as well as Bellows Lane.  Upcoming sewer projects - David, Joan, Berman, and Gregory.

 

Lack of rain – to the public – be very mindful of how you use your water.  We are significantly down in the amount of rainfall this year.

 

Saturday is our annual recycling day for computer equipment and shredding.  Our recycling has improved significantly as a result of the changes Adam Brewer has made as the Recycling Coordinator.

 

Budget document is up on the website.

 

ATTORNEY:  No report.

 

TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE LIAISON:

 

Committeeman Scott Gallopo reported the Residents’ with Disabilities Advisory Committee met last month and they are interested in participating in the review of the Camp Dawson facilities.  There is a master plan that will be reviewed to ensure we are ADA compliant. 

 

Drug Awareness Council meeting last month – Dr. Fried attended, and he brought with him a template that we could work off that was very successful in the town he lives in.  That will be the topic of discussion for tomorrow night.

 

Flood mitigation subcommittee – Victor Canning and I met with Senator Pennacchio two weeks ago to discuss how we can involve our legislators in pressing for flood mitigation measures in combination with the NJDEP, United Water, and the Jersey City MUA.  He was very much interested in getting involved.

 

Committeewoman Nielson reported the Board of Health did not meet last month. 

 

Animal Shelter – the roof and siding is up.  On schedule for summer completion. 

 

Long-Term Financial Planning Committee – they will have representatives here on May 8 and there will be a discussion on sewer rates.

 

Chairman Braden stated the animal shelter – slate roof with copper – all of that was donated by GAF.

 

Historic Preservation Review Commission met last night.  We were on track to introduce a new HPRC ordinance but they brought a grant from 2006 that was to draft a new HPRC ordinance.  They asked for a chance to review that.  Timeframe – June.

 

Board of Education subcommittee meeting – discussed shared services – possibility of them kicking in some of their escrow to pave the parking lot.

Committeeman Sandham stated Mr. Canning did a presentation at the Economic Development Committee meeting.  One of the principals involved in the GI Auto property will provide information about what he thinks will help with the development of that property going forward and how the Township can benefit in that process.

 

Recreation Commission meeting – organic gardening is happening at Indian Lane East.  This past Saturday Earth Day was held at town hall.  Very successful event.  Staff should be commended.

 

Gallopo stated GI Auto – Lowe’s has officially backed out.  There is an opportunity to fast-track this and get in something that would be beneficial to Montville Township.

 

Nielson stated desnagging of Rockaway River – the subcommittee will be working with the county on that to desnag after the hurricane and the other storms.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

 

NO. 1 – MAPLE AVENUE AREA TRAFFIC:  Anthony Barile, Township Engineer, reported on his report dated 04/19/12 regarding the construction of a cul-de-sac on Maple Avenue.  Had discussions with the property manager of the business at 10 Maple Avenue.  Cost estimate $85,000.  Showed plan.  Discussed with Mr. Eggers of 30 Maple Avenue.  He was not pleased with this design.  I then looked at constructing a cul-de-sac opposite to the driveway of #34 Maple Avenue.  There is a utility pole at this location.  That would be extremely expensive to relocate.  Looked at a third location for a cul-de-sac.  Described.  Cost estimate $150,000. 

 

Third possibility – a temporary scenario showing temporary barricades located at the current driveway to #10 and across Maple Avenue just past the Eggers’ property.  They would have the same effect of eliminating the cut-through parking lot with the cost of the cul-de-sac initially.  We could leave them there for a period of time to see how they are received and then implement the cul-de-sac or not.  Cost approximately $5,000.  Would have to pass the same ordinance for a dead-end road.  Also, would need all of the signs shown.

 

Gallopo stated temporary barriers – is there room there for UPS trucks to turn around?  Barile stated we can set the barriers back to they can do a k-turn.  Also suggest two weeks before that we put on our electronic signs that the road will be closed to thru traffic. 

 

Gallopo asked did you discuss with Mr. Mazzaccaro about plows?  Barile answered no.

 

Nielson stated $65,000 cost differential.  I noticed a large difference in curbing.  Is that the differential?  Barile answered the second scenario includes curbing, landscaping, and removal of asphalt.  We would have to get permission from the property owner at 34 Maple Avenue to move the driveway. 

 

Nielson asked if you took away all the bells and whistles would it be safe to say the cost would come down?  Barile stated the cost would come down.  Some of it is for asthetics. 

 

Sandham stated second scenario – there would not be any access into that parking lot in the second scenario.  Would we need their permission?  Barile answered yes.  I spoke to the property manager and he said he thought they would most likely work with us especially if we gave them another access point.

 

Braden asked about the additional monitoring that was placed out there for another seven days.  Barile stated the police department did that.  It was on Margaret.

 

Lt. David Peterson, Traffic Safety Officer, went over the average speeds and percentages on Margaret Drive.  It was from March 30 to April 5.  Average speed 23.3 mph.

 

Gallopo asked if we had readings on John Street.  Barile answered no.

 

Braden asked based on those readings and the previous readings, can you tell us what is going on down there?  Peterson stated we had patrols run radar.  On one day nothing exceeded 34 mph. 

 

Braden stated I always think of Edwards Road in Parsippany.  I want this area to be the place in Montville that you know you don’t speed.  I appreciate you down there and hope you can keep it up.

 

Chairman Braden opened the public portion.

 

Herb Eggers, 30 Maple Avenue, Pine Brook, asked in the last ten years how many accidents have there been on Maple Avenue?  Peterson stated we would have to pull that data.

 

Eggers stated last month you came up with the consensus of putting a cul-de-sac on the street.  Everyone knows I am not in favor of that.  I don’t see any reason for barriers.  If we are going to do the cul-de-sac it should be done properly.  This is what the majority of the people want.  If you are leaning toward more traffic enforcement you should put more signage, stripe the roads – and you could control it that way too.  Also, the GI property, you should make them come out on Route 46, not up Bloomfield Avenue.  Scenario 1 – that splits my property in half.  It is time to move on this.

 

Sylvia Walits, 16 Maple Avenue, Pine Brook, stated the children are playing in the neighborhood.  They play in their driveways.  I want to know why nothing was written as far as the speeds on Maple.  It is about the children.  Garbage trucks go back and forth waking people up.  We have never had so many kids standing on the corner at bus stops.  We don’t have sidewalks and curbs.

 

Chris Burke, 22 Maple Avenue, Pine Brook, stated scenario 2 is an unnecessary expense.  That driveway going into the corporate office can stay there.  Why would you take it away?  It is only a matter of time until someone is going to get hurt down there.

 

Barile stated Mr. Speciale could not be here tonight.  He left me his comments.  He is in favor of scenario 2.  He is not in favor of closing off the driveway to #10.  He does not want Maple Avenue widened in front of his property. 

 

Keith Olsen, 3 Adamary Place, Pine Brook, stated I thank the police department for their presence.  I think that did help the speeds.  There were never speeds taken on the straightway of Maple Avenue.  There are people going 50 mph or more.  I don’t care which option as long as that street is dead-ended.  As for the temporary barriers – don’t want to see the barriers become permanent.  Please do whatever it takes to get that cul-de-sac built in whichever location.

 

Michael McCauley, 8 Margaret Drive, Pine Brook, stated he wants to see a cul-de-sac.  Also, see people speeding on Margaret and Maple.  Want to see people remain safe.

 

Marie Eggers, 28 & 30 Maple Avenue, Pine Brook, stated I know that Mr. Speciale does not want that across from 28 Maple closed; however, once the people realize that is open, that is not going to stop the traffic.  As far as the road going to #34, that is your property. 

 

Sandham stated the estimate on the first scenario – did that include the cost of moving the pole?  Barile stated that scenario did not necessitate moving the pole.

 

Barbara Burke, 22 Maple Avenue, Pine Brook, stated since that is town property, there is no reason to rip it up.  Again, as far as the traffic and the speeds, I think the one major company that had a lot of cars going there has moved.  That is not to say something else won’t be going in there that will create more traffic.  Again, if GI Auto gets developed, we will have more traffic coming through.

 

Hearing no further comments, Chairman Braden closed the public hearing.  Motion:  Gallopo.  Second:  Nielson.  All in favor except Kostka – absent.  Motion approved.

 

Sandham stated I would not mind the temporary barriers for a limited period of time to see if it gets the desired effect.  If we do scenario 2, we do have to close the east side of the cul-de-sac.

 

Gallopo stated price difference between $150,000 and $85,000.  How did you arrive at that?  Barile stated removal of asphalt and landscaping.  Gallopo stated I would like to see us make a decision tonight.  What is the difference of $65,000? 

 

Barile stated removal of utility pole, parking lot light $17,000.  Driveway behind the cul-de-sac about $25,000.  $18,000 for driveway at the top.  Went over what is needed.  Based on what is needed, it is about half the difference.  Cost of removing blacktop – about $3,000. 

 

Gallopo stated he is in favor of the cul-de-sac but not in favor of spending $150,000 to do it with all of the extra curbing and landscaping that is not absolutely necessary.  Do not want to punt this off to another meeting.

 

Nielson stated it seems like the majority favors scenario 2 – including the Eggers.  It seems scenario 2 could be less costly by eliminating some of the curbing.  I do believe you should remove the asphalt.  Mr. Speciale suggested leaving the driveway access.  I would be in favor of scenario 2 without the additional curbing. 

 

Barile stated paving of streets – that would be factored into one of our paving programs. 

 

Nielson stated I would be in favor of scenario 2 without the additional curbing and landscaping berm.

 

Braden stated I am in agreement with Mr. Sandham.  Before spending $120,000 – 90 days to see what the impact is and to see if we have other problems we don’t know about.  We have 2 for a temporary barricade barrier and 2 for a cul-de-sac.

 

Gallopo stated I am trying to figure out what we could possibly miss.  Braden stated I would like to see the impact through that southern industrial complex and what kind of complaints we are going to get from them when they have a potential drag strip through their parking lot.  Gallopo stated the majority of the parking is on the side of the building.

 

Township Committee to discuss when Mr. Kostka comes back. 

 

Gallopo asked Mr. Barile and Mr. Canning to provide a list of the itemized expenses for the May 8th meeting.  I am deeply disappointed.  Perhaps if we had the numbers, we could have made a decision.  It takes too long to make a decision.

 

Braden stated thank you for coming out.  We will take it up again on May 8.  If you would like to speak on this issue again, I ask you to wait until the public portion.

 

NO. 2 – APPOINTMENT TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION – UNEXPIRED 3-YEAR TERM ENDING 12/31/13:  Three applicants.  Motion made by Sandham to appoint Samuel Monte, who has a degree in that field of study.  Second:  Nielson.  Roll call vote – Sandham, yes; Kostka, absent; Gallopo, yes; Nielson, yes; Braden, yes.  Motion approved.  Send letter to the other two applicants to remind them that the regular appointment process is in November.

 

NO. 3 – APPOINTMENT TO THE HISTORIC PRESERVATION REVIEW COMMISSION – UNEXPIRED 4-YEAR TERM ENDING 12/31/14:  Motion made by Gallopo to appoint Aaron Tucker.  Second:  Nielson.  Roll call vote – Sandham, yes; Kostka, absent; Gallopo, yes; Nielson, yes; Braden, yes; Motion approved.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

NO. 1 – IT AUDIT:  Canning stated he would like the nod to appropriate money to do a study.  Gallopo asked is there a role the Technology Committee can play?  Canning answered yes, when we are developing the RFQ. 

 

Nielson stated we have a proposal here from a local consultant, but I didn’t see any dollar amount associated with it.  Canning stated we would really have to go out to bid.  That is just a guide that highlights the points I brought up.

 

PUBLIC PORTION:

 

Herb Eggers, 30 Maple Avenue, Pine Brook, stated he would like to request that you put off the May 8 discussion as I will be on vacation.  I also take exception to the comment you made about a high-priced cul-de-sac for one particular resident.  I would like you to consider our needs too.  There are several people that want this.  We don’t want an eyesore down there.  Please take into consideration my outlook on this.

 

Keith Olsen, 3 Adamary Place, Pine Brook, stated temporary solution – very concerned that it would sit there for much longer than we would want it there.  We really need a cul-de-sac.  I really think there could be a happy compromise where we have something that looks nice, keeps the neighbors happy, and doesn’t cost $150,000. 

 

Braden stated temporary barricades.  I am going to go out on a limb and say we could probably have them in place in two weeks.  That will solve an immediate problem and will be in place up until the time the cul-de-sac is constructed.  Gallopo stated that is actually a good point.  I would agree to that if we were at the same time agree to do a permanent cul-de-sac.  Apologies – the intention was not to be disrespectful.  What I am trying to avoid is have a project be so expensive it is actually priced out of being done.  We want to have closure on this.  It shouldn’t take this long, but we will work with you and the neighborhood.  It needs to be a cul-de-sac.  GI Auto will be developed.

 

Braden stated if we put the temporary barricades up, we are going to find out what people are going to do with this.

 

Ian Marlowe, 18 Garrity Terrace, business at 330 Changebridge Road, Pine Brook, stated he is here to talk about the IT audit.  I sent the unsolicited piece of information.  I heard about the technology issues in the town, and at one point I was asked to join the Technology Committee.  I declined because then I wouldn’t be able to effectuate any change.  I would be advising on it that would lead to more RFP’s.  I did not put a number in that proposal.  We would do the audit for the town at no cost if it leads you to a place to putting together a plan.  My family and business are here.

 

Barry Braverman, Montville Pharmacy, stated he is presently a director of the Chamber of Commerce.  He is the liaison to the LTFPC.  Water and sewer rates - I have met with the Economic Development Committee.  The water and sewer rates are an interesting situation.  I don’t think it is the LTFPC’s job to do the rates.  I think it is their job to make a format for you to set the rates.  When you set the rates, you become a marketing agent for the town.  This is an opportunity for you to say pro-Montville.

 

Water connection charges.  Emergency sprinkler system – separate charge.  They are being double-dipped.  The most important thing for the future is what are the ratables that we can attract.  You can do it through an ordinance.  Here is an opportunity for us to say this is how we are going to help you.

 

Water connection rates – the number that is the multiplier is dependent on what you five choose – how you market yourselves.  I know the LTFPC will be sending you what they think, but I don’t want you to look at really what they are doing.  I want you to look at the format.  I wanted to come down on behalf of the Chamber and the EDC before you get those.  This is the opportunity for you to do something positive for the town.

 

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

 

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CONSENT AGENDA NO. 2012-CA9:  Motion:  Sandham.  Second:  Nielson.  Roll call vote – Sandham, yes; Kostka, absent; Gallopo, yes; Nielson, yes; Braden, yes.  Resolution adopted.  Sandham stated the clothing bin located at Tiffany’s – residents asked that it be moved away from the residences to the other side of the property.

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM A -  RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING REFUND OF TAXES – TAX APPEAL 2011, BLOCK 1, LOT 11.24, $9,341.10.

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM B – RESOLUTION ACCEPTING PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE – ROMOLA ENTERPRISES – BLOCK 160.2, LOT 27:  347 Changebridge Road.  Cash $7,000.00.

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM C – RESOLUTION TO CANCEL CAPITAL APPROPRIATION BALANCES OF COMPLETED PROJECTS:

 

WHEREAS, certain General Capital Improvement appropriation balances remain dedicated to projects now completed; and

 

            WHEREAS, it is necessary to formally cancel said balances, so that the unexpended balances may be returned to each respective Capital improvement fund or credited to Surplus, and unused debt authorizations may be canceled;

 

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

 

Ord. #           Date Auth.         Project Disc.                                                    Funded        Unfunded

1097/1187       7/13/1993

4/23/1996        Various Improvements                                    $5,267.00                     

                                                                                               

2001-20           5/8/2001          Various Improvements                                    $290,731.00

 

2003-25/          5/13/2003                   

  2003-49         11/10/2003      Various Improvements                                    $17,649.66

 

2004-23           5/11/04            Various Improvements                                    $125,710.05

 

2005-10           3/8/05              Improvements to Softball Field

                                                At Montville Township High School                 $8,664.00

                                     

2005-25/          5/10/05           

  2005-39         8/23/2005        Various Improvements                                    $15,427.10

 

                                                                                                                        $463,448.81

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM D – RESOLUTION TO CANCEL APPROPRIATION BALANCES OF UNEXPENDED FUNDS FOR COMPLETE PROJECTS OR PURCHASES OF PROPERTY:

 

WHEREAS, there is in existence in the Township of Montville an account known as The Open Space Dedicated Trust Fund which shall be maintained in accordance with State Statutes; and

 

            WHEREAS, there are appropriation balances remaining in ordinances for completed projects or purchases of property; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Township Committee of the Township of Montville wishes to return these funds to The Open Space Dedicated Trust Fund.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Township Committee of the Township of Montville that the following appropriation balances be canceled and the funds returned to the Open Space Dedicated Trust Fund.

 

Ordinance #2001-33   Purchase of Block 156, Lot 30

(330 Changebridge Road)                                          $3,500.00

 

Ordinance #2002-59   Appraisals, Searches, Surveys, Environmental

                                    Engineering, Etc for Block 39 Lot 83 and

                                    Block 7 Lots 4 & 5                                                       $2,400.00

 

Ordinance #2004-09   Purchase of Block 39 Lot 7 – Appleton

Property – Down payment and Survey                       $5,695.00

 

Ordinance #2004-51   Down payment on Purchase of Properties –

                                    Metro Property, Harbeson Property & Lake

                                    Montowac Property                                                     $24,865.00

 

Ordinance #2004-52   Surveys, Appraisals, Environmental

                                    Engineering and all other costs – Lake Montowac

                                    And the Metro Property                                               $7,440.00

 

Ordinance #2004-72   Prepare Property for Active or Passive Recreation

                                    -Demolition and Removal of Structure at

                                    33 Stiles Lane, Montville                                             $9,991.57

 

Ordinance #2005-20   Title Searches Associated with Acquisition of the

                                    Metro Tract                                                                  $11,450.78     

 

Ordinance #2006-34  Prepare Property for Active or Passive Recreation

                                    -Demolition of Building and Other Costs Associated

with the Demolition – Towaco Swim Club                  $3,403.41

 

Ordinance #2007-11  Prepare Property for Active or Passive Recreation

-Camp Dawson – Remove Fuel Oil Tank

-Harbeson – Remove Fuel Oil Tank, Demolish                    

Barn, Seal Well                                                           $2,715.82

 

                                                                                    $71,461.58

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM E – RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE SUBMISSION OF AN APPLICATION FOR 2012 SUPPLEMENTAL MUNICIPAL ALLIANCE PROGRAM GRANT FUNDS TO THE COUNTY OF MORRIS:

 

            WHEREAS, supplemental funds are available for 2012 Municipal Alliance activities through the County of Morris; and

 

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

 

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

                 

1.      The Township Committee of the Township of Montville supports the 2012 Supplemental Application for $2,500 to be utilized as follows:, $833 for REACH, $834 for Moving Ahead and $833 for the Teen Center.

2.      The Township Committee of the Township of Montville herein commits to the provision of a $1,250 cash match from the 2012 budget for the supplemental funding to be allocated as follows; $417 for REACH, $417 for Moving Ahead, and $416 for the Teen Center.

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM F – RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A TONNAGE GRANT APPLICATION:

 

WHEREAS, the Mandatory Source Separation and Recycling Act, P.L. 1987, c. 102, has established a recycling fund from which tonnage grant may be made to municipalities in order to encourage local source separation and recycling programs; and

            WHEREAS, it is the intent and the spirit of the Mandatory Source Separation and Recycling Act to use the tonnage grants to develop new municipal recycling regulations to implement the Mandatory Source Separation and Recycling Act; and

            WHEREAS, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has promulgated recycling regulations to implement the Mandatory Source Separation and Recycling Act; and

            WHEREAS, the recycling regulations impose on municipalities certain requirements as a condition for applying for tonnage grants, including, but not limited to, making and keeping accurate, verifiable records of materials collected and claimed by the municipality; and

            WHEREAS, a resolution authorizing this municipality to apply for such tonnage grants (for calendar year 2011) will memorialize the commitment of this municipality to recycling and to indicate the assent of the Township Committee to the efforts undertaken by the municipality and the requirements contained in the Recycling Act and recycling regulations; and

            WHEREAS, such a resolution should designate the individual authorized to ensure the application is properly completed and timely filed.

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township of Montville, in the County of Morris and State of New Jersey, that the Township of Montville hereby endorses the submission of the recycling tonnage grant application to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and designates Adam W. Brewer to ensure that the application is properly filed; and

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the monies received from the recycling tonnage grant be deposited in a dedicated recycling trust fund to be used solely for the purposes of recycling.

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM G – RESOLUTION – TAX REIMBURSEMENT CERTIFICATION FOR THE REIMBURSEMENT OF RECYCLING TAX PAID IN 2011:

 

WHEREAS,     The Recycling Enhancement Act, P.L.2007, chapter 311, has established a recycling fund from which tonnage grants may be made to municipalities in order to encourage local source separation and recycling programs; and

 

WHEREAS,     There is levied upon the owner or operator of every solid waste facility (with certain exceptions) a recycling tax of $3.00 per ton on all solid waste accepted for disposal or transfer at the solid waste facility.

 

WHEREAS,     Whenever a municipality operates a municipal service system for solid waste collection, or provides for regular solid waste collection service under a contract awarded pursuant to the “Local Public Contracts Law”, the amount of grant monies received by the municipality shall not be less than the annual amount of recycling tax paid by the municipality except that all grant moneys received by the municipality shall be expended only for its recycling program.

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township of Montville that the Township of Montville hereby certifies a submission of expenditure for taxes paid pursuant to P.L.2007, chapter 311, in 2011 in the amount of $25,189.95. Documentation supporting this submission is available at the Township of Montville Municipal Building, 195 Changebridge Road, Montville, NJ 07045 and shall be maintained for no less than five years from this date.

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM H – RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF 2012 CLOTHING BIN PERMITS TO THE READ FOUNDATION, INC.:

 

WHEREAS, Chapter 125 of the Revised General Ordinances of the Township of Montville requires that an individual or organization wishing to place a clothing bin within the Township of Montville obtain a clothing bin permit; and

            WHEREAS, Chapter 125 provides for the Governing Body to authorize the issuance of a clothing bin permit upon finding that the standards and requirements of the Ordinance have been complied with; and

            WHEREAS, Textile Recovery Services, Inc./Read Foundation, Inc. has filed an application for the placement of the following clothing bins:

 

Municipal Property/BOE/MFD Building, 86 River Road, Montville – 5

Home Depot, 78 Route 46, Pine Brook – 3

Bank of America, 32 Route 46, Pine Brook – 1

Towaco Fire Department, 27 Route 202, Towaco – 2

Tiffany’s Restaurant, 73 Bloomfield Avenue, Pine Brook  – 1

Kearney Federal Savings Bank, 339 Main Road, Montville - 2

State of NJ Property, Commuter Parking lot, Chapin Road/Route 46, Pine Brook - 2

; and

           

WHEREAS, the application has been reviewed by the appropriate Township departments and has been found to meet the requirements contained in the Ordinance; and

            WHEREAS, Read Foundation, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization and the Township Committee finds that it is appropriate to permit the locations of the bins on municipal property.

            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 application for a clothing bin permit for the year 2012 is hereby granted and the Township Clerk is hereby authorized to issue permits for 16 clothing bins as set forth in the application of Textile Recovery Services, Inc./Read Foundation, Inc.

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM I – RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF A 2012 SOLICITOR’S PERMIT TO JOSEPH DANISE – ICE CREAM TRUCK:

 

WHEREAS, Revised General Ordinance Chapter 281 requires the issuance of a license by the Township of Montville for canvassing, soliciting, or peddling; and

           

WHEREAS, Joseph Danise, t/a Big Kahuna Ice Cream Truck, has filed an application and all necessary fees for a soliciting/peddling license for the year 2012; 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 soliciting/peddling license for the year 2012 be issued to:

Joseph Danise, t/a Big Kahuna Ice Cream Truck

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM J – RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE EMPLOYMENT INITIATIVE PROGRAM OF THE NJ EMPLOYER SUPPORT GUARD AND RESERVES.

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM K – RESOLUTION APPROVING OPEN AND CLOSED SESSION MINUTES – REGULAR MEETINGS 10/11/11 AND 10/24/11.

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM L – RESOLUTION APPROVING THE REVIEW/RELEASE OF CLOSED SESSION MINUTE ITEMS FROM VARIOUS MEETINGS OF 2008, 2009, 2010, AND 2011:

 

TOPIC

All minutes from the years:

Attorney-client privilege – Planning Board

2008

Potential litigation - PBA

2008

Litigation – South Salem Associates

2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Litigation – Woodmont Builders

2009

Attorney-client privilege – Library Board

2009

Contract negotiations – joint dispatching

2009

Contract negotiations – animal shelter building

2009, 2010

Litigation – Ripley

2010

Attorney-client privilege – surplus properties

2010

Contract negotiations – animal shelter services

2010

Attorney-client privilege – Lowe’s

2010

Litigation – Zimmerman

2010, 2011

Attorney-client privilege – health insurance waiver payments

2011

Contract negotiations – Lincoln Park health services

2011

Attorney-client privilege – MTC ground rules

2011

Litigation – escrow appeal Rail’s Steakhouse

2011

Attorney-client privilege/litigation – Rail’s Steakhouse sewer connection fee

2011

Attorney-client privilege – Towaco Fire District #2 defeated budget

2011

Attorney-client privilege – 68 Horseneck Road

2011

Litigation – Owl Contracting

2011

Tax appeal – Greenberg

2011

Tax Appeal – Morris Plaza 350

2011

Potential litigation – Lake Valhalla Club

2011

Potential litigation/attorney-client privilege – 50 Taylortown Road

2011

Personnel – Administrator transition

2011

 

RESOLUTIONS:

 

NO. 1 – RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE TOWNSHIP OF MONTVILLE AND MASER CONSULTING, P.A.:  Environmental Consulting services – Glenview Woods.  As per proposal dated April 18, 2012.  Not to exceed $60,000.

 

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

 

NO. 2 – RESOLUTION APPROVING THE LISTING OF BILLS AND SIGNING OF CHECKS:  Motion:  Sandham.  Second:  Gallopo.  Roll call vote – Sandham, yes; Kostka, absent; Gallopo, yes; Nielson, yes; Braden, yes.  Resolution adopted.

 

Meeting adjourned at 9:40 p.m.  Motion:  Gallopo.  Second:  Nielson.  All in favor except Kostka - absent.  Motion approved.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

                                                           

Gertrude H. Atkinson, Township Clerk

 

 

 

Approved November 13, 2012

Montville Township Committee

 

 

                                                           

Tim Braden, Mayor

 

 

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