Minutes 09-25-07 Print E-mail

Montville Township Committee Regular Meeting

Tuesday, September 25, 2007, 7:00 p.m.

Montville Township Municipal Building, 195 Changebridge Road, Montville, New Jersey

7:33 p.m. – Statement of Open Public Meetings Act Compliance read by Chairman Art Daughtry:  “As required by the Open Public Meetings Act, adequate Notice of this meeting has been provided which Notice specified the time and place of the meeting to the extent known at that time. The Notice was posted on the bulletin board at the Municipal Building, mailed to The Daily Record, The Star Ledger, and The Citizen as well as other newspapers and it was placed on file in the Township Clerk’s office. This meeting has been properly noticed to the public in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act.”

Present:            Committeeman Stephen Moscone

Committeeman James Sandham, Jr.

                        Committeewoman Jean Bader

                        Committeewoman Deborah Nielson

                        Chairman Art Daughtry

Also present:            Frank Bastone, Township Administrator

Frances Vanderhoof, Director of Finance

Anthony Barile, Township Engineer

James Bryce, Township Attorney

Gertrude Atkinson, Township Clerk

RESOLUTION NO. 2007-CES-092507A 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:  Contract Negotiations – Condominium Associations.

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

At 7:35 p.m. – Closed Session.  At 8:20 p.m. – Public Session.

Committeeman Moscone left the meeting at this time.

Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance led by Committeewoman Bader.

PUBLIC HEARINGS ON ORDINANCES FOR FINAL ADOPTION:

NO. 2 – ORDINANCE NO. 2007-40 AMENDING CHAPTER 16 OF THE REVISED GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MONTVILLE TO PERMIT ADULT COMMUNITY HOUSING IN A NEW OB-1A ZONE

Carry public hearing to October 9, 2007, at 8 p.m.  Motion:  Nielson.  Second:  Bader.  All in favor except Moscone – absent.  Motion approved.

Committeeman Moscone returned to the meeting at this time.

DISCUSSION ITEMS: 

NO. 1 – MANCHESTER AREA DRAINAGE:  Carried to October 9, 2007. 

Stuart Rothman, 17 Manchester Way, Pine Brook, asked how the information is going to get to the other neighbors that this will be on the agenda next meeting.

Frank Bastone, Township Administrator, answered by letter.  Rothman produced a letter that one neighbor received.  He stated he would appreciate it if all of the neighbors received the information.

Anthony Barile, Township Engineer, stated the document Mr. Rothman is referring to is the application that was sent to the DEP.  The people that would receive that would be the properties adjacent.

Rothman stated no problem – just wants to make sure disclosure is full and not partial.

Chairman Daughtry stated they need to get everyone here, and he would like to hear from the Administrator on this.

Nancy Rothman, 17 Manchester Way, Pine Brook, stated she knows that other neighbors have issues.  The concerns are different.  Mr. Barile has never been clear with us about his intentions. 

Barile stated when the issue of the backyard drainage came up, I told them that we would look into it.  None of the projects have ever been funded.  We did get permits from the DEP.

N. Rothman stated October 9 is difficult, but sometimes neighbors don’t agree.  This is between Mr. Barile and me.

Daughtry stated they need to listen to all of the neighbors and all sides.  Barile suggested a meeting with the Rothman’s, himself, and Mr. Bastone.  Committeewomen Bader and Nielson stated they would also like to be in on the meeting.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

NO. 1 – SOIL MOVEMENT APPLICATION – MR. AND MRS. JAMES CORRADO, BLOCK 33, LOT 40.17,  7 POND VIEW:

Chairman Daughtry opened the public hearing. 

James Corrado, property owner and applicant, 7 Pond View, Montville, present.  He stated they have to move 3,000 cubic yards of soil.  The neighbor at 8 Pond View said he could use the soil.  He has an approved soil movement permit.  Mr. Barile said he will check in the morning on that.

Barile stated he agreed.

Hearing no further comments, Chairman Daughtry closed the public hearing.

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF A SOIL MOVEMENT PERMIT TO MR. AND MRS. JAMES CORRADO (BLOCK 33, LOT 40.17 – 7 POND VIEW) AND THE ACCEPTANCE OF A PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE:

WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. James Corrado have applied for a soil movement permit for the exportation of two thousand nine hundred fifty (2,950) cubic yards of fill on Block 33, Lot 40.17 (7 Pond View); and

           

WHEREAS, the Township Engineer has reviewed the application and recommended its approval by the Township Committee subject to certain terms and conditions as set forth in the report of the Township Engineer, dated September 5, 2007; and

           

WHEREAS, the Township Committee has conducted a public hearing on this application and has determined that the application should be granted.

           

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 application of Mr. and Mrs. James Corrado for a soil movement permit to export two thousand nine hundred fifty (2,950) cubic yards of fill on Block 33, Lot 40.17, is hereby granted subject to the conditions contained in the report of the Township Engineer dated September 5, 2007.

           

2.            A Performance Guarantee in the amount of Six Hundred Sixty Dollars ($660.00) in connection with the soil movement permit from Mr. and Mrs. James Corrado is hereby accepted.

Motion made by Nielson to approve subject to moving the soil to 8 Pond View.  If that does not work, the Engineer is to approve an alternate destination.  Second:  Sandham.  Roll call vote – Moscone, yes; Sandham, yes; Bader, yes; Nielson, yes; Daughtry, yes.  Resolution adopted.

RESOLUTIONS:

NO. 1 – RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PERSON-TO-PERSON TRANSFER OF LIQUOR LICENSE FROM SCO, INC. (RED BARN LIQUORS AND PUB) TO RFD ENTERPRISES, LLC:

WHEREAS, an application has been filed for a Person-to-Person Transfer of Plenary Retail Consumption with Broad Package Privilege License Number 1421-32-014-007, heretofore issued to SCO, Inc. for premises located at 446 Route 202, Towaco, New Jersey;

WHEREAS, the submitted application form is complete in all respects, the transfer fees have been paid, and the license has been properly renewed for the current license term;

WHEREAS, the applicant is qualified to be licensed according to all standard established by Title 33 of the New Jersey Statutes, regulations promulgated thereunder, as well as pertinent local ordinances and conditions consistent with Title 33;

WHEREAS, the applicant has disclosed and the issuing authority reviewed the source of all funds used in the purchase of the license and the licensed business and all additional financing obtained in connection with the licensed business;

           

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Township Committee of the Township of Montville, in the County of Morris and State of New Jersey, does hereby approve, effective September 25, 2007, the transfer of the aforesaid Plenary Retail Consumption with Broad Package Privilege License to RFD Enterprises, LLC, and does hereby direct the Township Clerk to endorse the license certificate to the new ownership as follows:  “This license, subject to all its terms and conditions, is hereby transferred to RFD Enterprises, LLC, effective September 25, 2007.”

Motion:  Nielson.  Second:  Sandham.  Roll call vote – Moscone, yes; Sandham, yes; Bader, yes; Nielson, Daughtry, yes.  Resolution adopted.

DISCUSSION ITEMS:

NO. 2 – PINE BROOK ROAD DITCHES:  Barile stated he met with Mr. Soussa last week.  They drove the length of Pine Brook Road.  Normally these ditches could be piped, but since they are in the Passaic River Basin, the EPA requires individual permits, and they will only be granted in severe emergency situations.  Under DEP regulations we can’t pipe the ditches.  An alternative would be guide rails in some locations.  I spoke to Lt. Peterson, and he is concerned that some would be so close to the road that if a car hit it, they would go onto the other side of the road.  My recommendation is to work with the Police Department to see where there could acceptable guide rails and then put it in the next budget cycle.

Committeewoman Nielson asked if they could widen the road and put the ditch further away.  Barile answered it could be possible under an individual permit.

Daughtry stated he thinks they still apply for the permits.  If the DEP denies them, ask the DEP what they recommend. 

Barile stated we are talking significant funds even for the permitting process.  Daughtry asked if they can run by Tom Mazzaccaro as there is a future sewer project there.

Maurice Soussa, 33 Tara Lane, Montville, stated they should see how much it would be to get the permits and an effort made to the DEP.  It is a safety hazard.  There have been accidents.  He stated he knows the DEP process is not that easy, but maybe they could see how much it would be for the permits.  Guide rails and curbing would help.  I appreciate the time Mr. Barile took to drive around.

Discussion regarding the sewer project and if the curbing can be done in conjunction with that.  Barile stated they can submit an amendment to the original plan and permit application.  It will take time.

Barile stated he did check with the police – they had no accidents on record for the past year.

Daughtry asked if they can see if they can change the sewer project permit.  Barile will look into it.

Barile will get an estimated cost to the Township Committee for the 2008 budget. 

Nielson stated they have other roads with worse conditions.  They should also look at the others.

NO. 3 – FUTURE MEETING DATES:  Cancel November 12 meeting.  Motion:  Nielson.    Second:  Bader.  Discussion:  Change meeting date to November 5 tentatively.  Roll call vote – Moscone, yes; Sandham, yes; Bader, yes; Nielson, yes; Daughtry, yes.  Motion approved.

Reorganization meeting Wednesday, January 2, 2008, 7 p.m.  Motion:  Sandham.  Second:  Nielson.  Roll call vote – Moscone, yes; Sandham, yes; Bader, yes; Nielson, yes; Daughtry, yes.  Motion approved.

PUBLIC PORTION FOR ITEMS NOT LISTED ON THE AGENDA:

Martin Karosick, 4 Eckhardt Circle, Montville, stated there are six uneven sidewalk sections between here and the synagogue.  Also, it is not well lit.  He did report it to engineering on September 13 and followed up with a letter.  Also, there are shrubs overgrown onto the sidewalk.  Also, the synagogue has a large tree branch we have to move to walk through.  Could the homeowners be instructed to trim the shrubs back?

Sandham stated sidewalks are the homeowners’ responsibility.  We need to inform them of that also. 

Steve Samitt, Changebridge @ Montville, stated at the meeting of September 11, we had to give some information to Mr. Bastone.  Just want to follow up.  Bastone stated he will call him tomorrow.  It was discussed in closed session.

Robert Lefkowitz, 81 Windsor Drive, Pine, Brook, stated he went to the animal shelter website and printed out the three lines of code that were there.  Submitted to Mr. Bastone.  He will go over with Bob Perkins. 

Daughtry announced that the Morris County Freeholders will be having their meeting here at the Municipal Building tomorrow night.

ORDINANCE INTRODUCTIONS:

NO. 1 – ORDINANCE NO. 2007-44 OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MONTVILLE, MORRIS COUNTY, NEW JERSEY, AUTHORIZING A CAPITAL EXPENDITURE FROM THE OPEN SPACE DEDICATED TRUST FUND IN THE AMOUNT OF $53,635.88:

Ordinance is offered for adoption on first reading with second reading and public hearing scheduled for October 9, 2007, at 8 p.m.  Motion:  Nielson.  Second:  Bader.  Roll call vote – Moscone, yes; Sandham, yes; Bader, yes; Nielson, yes; Daughtry, yes.  Motion approved.

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CONSENT AGENDA NO. 2007-CA18:  Motion:  Sandham.  Second:  Moscone.  All in favor.  Resolution adopted.

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM A – RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING TAX SALE CERTIFICATE PREMIUM REFUND:

            WHEREAS, Tax Sale Certificate #06-00001 has been redeemed; and

            WHEREAS, a premium was paid at the time of the sale on October 18, 2006, in the amount of $39,100.00;

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IS RESOLVED, that the Treasurer be authorized to draw a check to the following:

            Block 15, Lot 27, Robert Rothman, 411 Grand Avenue, Englewood, NJ 07631

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM B – RESOLUTION ACCEPTING PERFORMANCE BOND – PATRICK HOFF, BLOCK 160.02, LOT 10, 57 STILES LANE:

            WHEREAS, Patrick Hoff, the developer of property known as Block 160.02, Lot 10 (57 Stiles Lane), is required to submit a Performance Guarantee to the Township of Montville; and

            WHEREAS, Patrick Hoff has submitted a Performance Guarantee in the form of Performance Bond No. 70370124 issued by Western Surety Company in the amount of $85,866.00 and cash in the amount of $9,540.60; and

            WHEREAS, the Township Engineer, Township Attorney, and Land Use Administrator have reviewed the Performance Guarantee submitted and have recommended its acceptance.

            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 Performance Guarantee submitted by Patrick Hoff in the form of Performance Bond No. 70370124 issued by Western Surety Company in the amount of $85,866.00 and cash in the amount of $9,540.60 is hereby accepted.  The Township Clerk is authorized and directed to forward a copy of this Resolution to the developer.

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM C – RESOLUTION RELEASING ROBERT AND JOSEPH PALLAY – BLOCK 125, LOT 1, 131 PINEBROOK ROAD, FROM PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE:  PMN04-18.  Cash $10,705.20 released.

RESOLUTIONS:

NO. 2 – RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE AWARD OF CONTRACT TO ROUTE 23 AUTOMALL, LLC FOR THE NEW BUCKET TRUCK INCLUDING AERIAL TOWER & INSTALLATION, CHASSIS, BODY AND OPTIONS BID:

WHEREAS, one bid was received on September 19, 2007 for the new bucket truck including aerial tower and installation, chassis and body and options bid; and

           

WHEREAS, the bid was submitted by Route 23 Automall, LLC in the amount of $86,527.00; and

           

WHEREAS, the Finance Officer has recommended an award to Route 23 Automall, LLC contingent upon the availability of funds.

           

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 Route 23 Automall, LLC shall be awarded the contract for the new bucket truck including aerial tower and installation, chassis, body and options bid, for a contract price of $86,527.00 contingent upon the availability of funds.

Motion:  Nielson.  Second:  Moscone.  Roll call vote – Moscone, yes; Sandham, yes; Bader, yes; Nielson, yes; Daughtry, yes.  Resolution adopted.

NO. 3 – RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE AWARD OF CONTRACT TO JET-VAC, INC. FOR THE NEW AND UNUSED PORTABLE TV INSPECTION SYSTEM WITH MULTI-CONDUCTOR CABLE FOR 6” TO 30” DIAMETER PIPELINES:

WHEREAS, one bid was received on September 14, 2007 for the new and unused portable tv inspection system with multi-conductor cable for 6" to 30" diameter pipelines bid; and

           

WHEREAS, the bid was submitted by Jet-Vac, Inc. in the amount of $47,600.00; and

           

WHEREAS, the Finance Officer has recommended an award to Jet-Vac, Inc. contingent upon the availability of funds.

           

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 Jet-Vac, Inc. shall be awarded the contract for the new and unused portable tv inspection system with multi-conductor cable for 6" to 30" diameter pipelines bid, for a contract price of $47,600.00 contingent upon the availability of funds.

Motion:  Sandham.  Second:  Moscone.  Discussion:  Daughtry suggested looking into fiber optic.  Bastone stated this was authorized during the budget process.  Daughtry – ok.  Roll call vote – Moscone, yes; Sandham, yes; Bader, yes; Nielson, yes; Daughtry, yes.  Resolution adopted.

NO. 4 – RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE AWARD OF CONTRACT TO CLEARWATER SERVICES FOR THE FOREST PARK PUMP STATION (CONTRACT 2007.10):

WHEREAS, six bids were received on September 19, 2007 for the Forest Park Pump Station (Contract 2007.10); and

           

WHEREAS, the lowest bid was submitted by Clearwater Services in the amount of $149,995.00; and

           

WHEREAS, the Sewer Engineer has recommended an award to Clearwater Services contingent upon the availability of funds.

            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 Clearwater Services shall be awarded the contract for the Forest Park Pump Station (Contract 2007.10), for a contract price of $149,995.00 contingent upon the availability of funds.

Motion:  Sandham.  Second:  Moscone.  Roll call vote – Moscone, yes; Sandham, yes; Bader, yes; Nielson, yes; Daughtry, yes.  Resolution adopted.

NO. 5 – RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CHANGE ORDER #2 IN A CONTRACT BETWEEN THE TOWNSHIP OF MONTVILLE AND M.S.P. CONSTRUCTION CORP.:

WHEREAS, the Township of Montville and M.S.P. Construction Corp. entered into a Contract for the Riverside Drive Force Main 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:

-            Removal of buried concrete structure found in conflict with force main at Sta. 16+25.

-            Downtime for conflict with unchartered underground cables at Sta. 17+50.

-            Removal of buried concrete structure found in conflict with force main at Sta. 25+100.

-            Modifications at sewer plant tie-in due to differing field conditions.

-            Downtime at transfer station site due to unchartered utilities.

; and

            WHEREAS, M.S.P. Construction Corp. has submitted a Change Order for an increase of $15,008.42 to the original contract amount; and

           

WHEREAS, the Township Engineer has requested and recommended to the Township Committee that it modify its Contract with M.S.P. Construction Corp. 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 Corp.:

            Original Contract Price:                           $285,000.00

            Previous Change Orders                         ($10,000.00)

            Contract Amount with Prior Changes             $275,000.00

            Amount of this Change Order                         $  15,008.42

            Total New Contract Price After this

            Change Order                                                            $290,008.42

            % Increase of this Change Order:                          5.3%

            Total Percent Increase of All

            Change Orders:                                                         1.8%

Motion:  Nielson.  Second:  Sandham.  Roll call vote – Moscone, yes; Sandham, yes; Bader, yes; Nielson, yes; Daughtry, yes.  Resolution adopted.

NO. 6 – RESOLUTION APPROVING THE LISTING OF BILLS AND SIGNING OF CHECKS:  Listing of bills approved; and the Mayor and Township Clerk are authorized to sign the checks.  Motion:  Sandham.  Second:  Bader. 

Discussion:  Sandham thanked Mrs. Vanderhoof for answering questions on the bill list. 

Sandham requested that the check for Montville Messenger ad commission be removed from the bill list.  Nielson asked if we have policy on that.  Bastone stated they will make a policy.  He will instruct the vendor to only invoice for ads that have been paid for. 

Frances Vanderhoof, Director of Finance, stated we will hold the check until all of the money is in.  Sandham – ok.

Roll call vote – Moscone, yes; Sandham, yes; Bader, yes; Nielson, yes; Daughtry, yes.  Resolution adopted.

NO. 7 – RESOLUTION APPROVING LIMOUSINE OWNER’S AND DRIVER’S LICENSE – ABDUL SATTAR SHAIKH:  3 Melissa Court, Montville.  All agency approvals in order.  Motion:  Moscone.  Second:  Nielson.  Roll call vote – Moscone, yes; Sandham, yes; Bader, yes; Nielson, yes; Daughtry, yes.  Resolution adopted.

REPORTS:

NO. 2 – ATTORNEY:  No report.

NO. 3 – FINANCE:  Vanderhoof stated the survey of mayor/council salaries was provided to the Township Committee.  Also, the history of Montville Township Committee salaries was submitted.

Report on Montville Messenger and Dog Fund 2006 and 2007 submitted.

Daughtry stated they raised the rates two years ago.  Bastone stated yes.  Daughtry stated he would like to get the County involved with funding the new animal shelter; before we get the towns involved. 

Sandham stated Montville is #1 on Township Committee salaries.  I believe this should be a topic of discussion going into 2008.  Sandham distributed analysis with proposed cost of living increases from 1990 base and 1994 base.  We should lead by example, as we are asking all the departments to tighten their belts.

Daughtry submitted a copy of the Montville Messenger report to Robert Lefkowitz.

NO. 4 – ENGINEER:  Barile reported they heard from the DEP on the Camp Dawson master plan.  They want our LOI and stormwater management information.  I will respond to them.

Hatfield Creek II project – Barile stated our consultant has informed him that the stream encroachment permit has been approved.  They also said the soil stabilization permit will also be approved.

Rathbun Road culvert – pavement failure back in August.  This is tributary to Beaverbrook.  There is severe deterioration.  I contacted the County.  For some reason, the culvert is not on their list.  Mr. Hammond, County Engineer, feels the County will enter into a joint project with us to replace the project.  The cost would be approximately between $150,000 and $200,000.  Through developer contributions on file, we do have the funds for this project.

COMMITTEE COMMENTS:

Committeewoman Bader reported they received a letter from a resident regarding a Board of Health meeting.  I spoke to Charles Perry, Chairperson.  He will respond.  Also, the Board of Health is working on the wood burning furnace ordinance. 

There was a Historic Preservation Review Commission meeting last evening.  John Rosellini, Mayor Daughtry, and Deputy Mayor Nielson were in attendance.

Daughtry stated HPRC – suggested a separate mailbox for holding HPRC/Land Use e-mail that cannot be deleted – so it is on record.  Bastone will talk to Bob Perkins about setting up a special mailbox.

Daughtry stated HPRC – he is being advised that they have to have appointments within sixty days according to the CLG.  I would like that opinion in writing from our attorney. 

Committeewoman Nielson reported she carried back to the Recreation meeting the field lighting issue.  They agreed to a joint meeting.  There are conflicts with dates.  Maryann Witty suggested starting a Township Committee meeting early and dedicating an hour to the Recreation Commission.  My suggestion is October 23.  Township Committee all in favor:  October 23 – 6:30 p.m. closed session; 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. joint meeting with the Recreation Commission.

Committeeman Moscone asked about the Jazz Festival October 6.  Bastone stated he was contacted by the organizer of the Jazz Festival to write a letter to NJ Transit and provide a certificate of insurance for the event.  I did not do that.  At the August 14 Township Committee meeting, it was determined that the Jazz Festival is a Township endorsed event, not a Township event.  So I did not feel it appropriate to provide insurance for a non-Township event.

Daughtry stated he supports Mr. Bastone’s decision.  He suggested that Mr. Bastone get back to the representative of the Jazz Festival and have them work through the Towaco Civic Association.  They have officially “adopted” the train station.

Moscone stated he does not disagree, but going forward we need to have no ifs, ands, and buts about it.  But I don’t want to hinder the event this year.

Nielson stated if they got their own insurance for the stacking event, how is this different? Daughtry stated whatever they did for stacking, they should do for this event.

Sandham, Bader, and Nielson echoed Moscone’s comments – they don’t want to hinder the event this year.

Daughtry stated do the letter to NJ Transit and tell the Jazz Festival people this is the last year.  They should look into the TCA sponsoring it for next year.

Sandham asked Mr. Bastone to distribute the event policy to the groups.  Bastone stated the intent is to adopt a resolution in January listing Township events and Township sponsored events.  Then the groups will be notified.

Committeeman Sandham stated he was at a freeholder’s meeting last night.  They talked about the infrastructure bonds they have available.  This could be available for refinancing existing bonds.  I think it would be good if we find out for sure.  Bastone stated we did discuss this earlier in the year.  We did not feel it was favorable for the Township because of soft costs, etc.  Sandham – ok.   

Sandham stated also, in preparation of the freeholder meeting tomorrow night, he would like costs we have paid the County and what are we getting back.  There is a big disparity. 

Bastone stated he will e-mail the Morris County Freeholders that we are going to pose this question at the meeting.

Sandham stated regarding the police report – overtime is up 21% over the last year.  Out of 53% of the overtime, it is a category called “other.”  What is that?

Montville Messenger analysis - $9,000 in the red.  The last two issues have lost between $7,000 and $9,000.  If we do a winter issue, we will be over $20,000 in the red.  We passed a budget with only $12,000.  We need to understand the dynamics of this and what we can do to cut costs.

Bastone stated he and Trudy Atkinson will go over the numbers.

Chairman Daughtry stated the demolition of the pole barn and 5th base – remember the bid we had to fix 86 River Road building roof.  Demolition of the pole barn is $25,000.  Trusses – we need to look at that for the new animal shelter.  I don’t want to knock the pole barn down until we know what we are doing with the animal shelter. 

Daughtry stated he did respond to Marion Constanzo regarding the social services position.  I told her Frank Bastone would be going over there to address the seniors. 

RESOLUTION NO. 2007-CES-092507B 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:  Contract Negotiations – Condominium Associations.

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

At 10:10 p.m. – Closed Session.

Meeting adjourned at 11:45 p.m.  Motion:  Moscone.  Second:  Bader.  All in favor.  Motion approved.

Respectfully submitted,

                                                           

Gertrude H. Atkinson, Township Clerk

 

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