MTC Reorganization Meeting Minutes 01-02-08 Print E-mail

 

The Township Committee of the Township of Montville conducted the Annual Reorganization Meeting on Wednesday, January 2, 2008 at the Montville Township Municipal Building, 195 Changebridge Road, Montville, New Jersey at 7:00 p.m.

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:05 p.m. by Gertrude Atkinson, Township Clerk, and the following was read into the record:

 

“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 Daughtry; Committeeman Sandham; Committeewoman Bader; Committeeman Braden; Committeewoman Nielson; Frank Bastone, Township Administrator; Frances Vanderhoof, Director of Finance; Robert Oostdyk, Township Attorney; and Gertrude Atkinson, Township Clerk.

 

Prayer – Committeeman Art Daughtry.

 

Pledge of Allegiance led by Cub Scout Troop #66.

 

National Anthem sung by Stephanie Marotta.

 

OATH OF OFFICE – TIM BRADEN:  District 26 Assemblyman/Senator-elect Joseph Pennacchio administered the Oath of Office to Committeeman Tim Braden.  Braden was elected in the November 2007 General Election for a three-year term ending December 31, 2010.

 

OATH OF OFFICE – ART DAUGHTRY:  District 26 Assemblyman/Senator-elect Joseph Pennacchio administered the Oath of Office to Committeeman Art Daughtry.  Daughtry was elected in the November 2007 General Election for a three-year term ending December 31, 2010.

 

Roll call – Committeeman Daughtry, present; Committeeman Sandham, present; Committeewoman Bader, present; Committeeman Braden, present; Committeewoman Nielson, present.

 

NOMINATION OF TEMPORARY CHAIRPERSON:  Motion made by Committeewoman Bader to nominate Committeeman Braden as Temporary Chairperson.  Seconded by Committeeman Daughtry.  Roll call vote – Daughtry, yes; Sandham, yes; Bader, yes; Nielson, yes; Braden, yes.  Motion approved.

 

Roll call – Committeeman Daughtry, present; Committeeman Sandham, present; Committeewoman Bader, present; Committeewoman Nielson, present; Temporary Chairperson Braden, present.

 

NOMINATION OF PERMANENT CHAIRPERSON:  Motion made by Committeeman Sandham to nominate Committeewoman Nielson as Permanent Chairperson.  Seconded by Committeewoman Bader.  Roll call vote – Daughtry, yes; Sandham, yes; Bader, yes;
Braden, yes; Nielson, yes.  Motion approved. 

 

Roll call - Committeeman Daughtry, present; Committeeman Sandham, present; Committeewoman Bader, present; Committeeman Braden, present; Chairperson Nielson, present.

 

NOMINATION OF VICE-CHAIRPERSON:  Motion made by Committeeman Daughtry to nominate Committeeman Sandham as Vice-Chairperson.  Seconded by Committeewoman Bader.  Roll call vote – Daughtry, yes; Bader, yes; Braden, yes; Nielson, yes; Sandham, yes.  Motion approved.

 

Roll call - Committeeman Daughtry, present; Committeeman Sandham, present; Committeewoman Bader, present; Committeeman Braden, present; Chairperson Nielson, present.

 

Chairperson Nielson recognized the dignitaries in attendance:  District 26 - Joe Pennacchio and Jay Webber; Freeholder Bill Chegwidden; former Township Committee member Dan Grant; Planning Board Chairman Ladis Karkowsky; and Board of Education member Charles Grau.

 

Nielson extended her sincere thank you to all of her colleagues for their unanimous support of her as Mayor.  She is also fortunate enough to follow Mayors Steve Moscone and Art Daughtry who set a high professional standard for this office.  Also, I would like to offer a heartfelt thank you to my husband, John, and my daughters, Lindsay and Madison.

 

Montville is a wonderful community.  In 2007, it received national recognition as Money Magazine rated our town the 13th best place to live in the United States for populations under 50,000.  Montville rated first in New Jersey.  We owe a special thank you to our previous Township Committee’s for shaping our town into a fine suburban community.  We also have to recognize the efforts of our board and commission volunteers.  We also have over 35 civic organizations in town.  There are many opportunities to get involved.  We need to encourage our volunteers at all levels.  I encourage all residents to get involved.  You, each citizen, can make a difference in our town.

 

Three years ago I sat in the back of the room at the Reorganization Meeting as a volunteer and member of the audience.  I don’t think anyone, including myself, could have anticipated that three years later I would occupy the center chair and a position on the Township Committee.  It has been an interesting journey, and it would have not been possible without the help, encouragement, and support of so many of you in this room and in this town.  I encourage you to get involved.

 

This Township Committee is governing in an era where tax increases and flat or declining revenues are ongoing concerns.  With the assistance of our capable Administrator, Frank Bastone, and our Department Heads, we have put together a plan to minimize impacts to the taxpayers.  We welcome our new member, Tim Braden, who also embraces our austerity plan.  As a governing body, we must anticipate continued attention to the bottom line, and we must balance this with maintaining critical municipal services that we now enjoy.  We also must preserve our environment; in particular, our Towaco Valley Aquifer.  I anticipate the Mayor’s chair will continue to rotate in the forthcoming years in accordance with the guidelines put forth by our Charter Study Commission.    I thank you again for giving me this opportunity to serve as Mayor for the year 2008.

 

RECOGNITION OF STEVE MOSCONE:  The Township Committee honored outgoing Mayor and Committeeman Steve Moscone.  Moscone served on the Township Committee from 1995 to 1997 and 1999 to 2007.  He served as Deputy Mayor in 2005 and Mayor in 2006.  In 1998, he was Chairperson of the Recreation Commission.

 

Nielson spoke about Steve’s insight and wisdom on the Township Committee.  Also, he was instrumental in founding the youth lacrosse program in Montville Township 21 years ago.   He served as liaison to various boards and commissions. 

 

The Township Committee presented Steve Moscone with a clock.  They presented his wife, Georgianna, with a bouquet of flowers.

 

Moscone stated I listen.  I listen better than most.  That is what I wanted to do when I came on 13 years ago.  Listen first, and speak only when necessary.  We work for you out there.  If we don’t get along, the community suffers.  People have asked why I walked away.  My priorities have changed.  I missed a lot of birthdays and anniversaries.  A little girl came into my life 6½ years ago.  That is when I decided I need to get away from it all.  I love my town, and it was a hard decision.  I can still look in the mirror and say I did the best I could.  We worked together, and it was good.  I want to thank you all so much for everything and all the support over the years.

 

PRESENTATIONS TO BOARD AND COMMISSION MEMBERS:  The Township Committee presented the following Board and Commission members with proclamations or plaques for their years of service:

 

Christopher Braden – Board of Adjustment – 9 years – 1999 to 2007

John Rosellini – Planning Board – 3 years – 2005 to 2007 (absent)

Leigh Witty – Planning Board – 2 years – 2006 to 2007 (absent)

Denise Marino – Drug Awareness Municipal Alliance – 1 year – 2007

Michael Duddy – Drug Awareness Municipal Alliance – 1 year – 2007 (absent)

Alvah Steiner – Drug Awareness Municipal Alliance – 9 years – 1999 to 2007 (absent)

Adam Brewer – Drug Awareness Municipal Alliance – 6 years – 2002 to 2007

Gladys Nemirow – Historic Preservation Review Comm. – 1985 to 6/07 – 23 years (absent)

John Haugh – Recreation Commission – 5 years – 2003 to 2007 (absent)

Linda Bay – Residents with Disabilities Advisory Committee – 2 years – 2006 to 2007

Michael Caggiano – Long Term Financial Planning Committee – 11 years – 1997 to 2007 (absent)

Kathleen Lindert – Open Space Committee – 1 year – 2007 (absent)

 

Nielson recognized Freeholder Doug Cabana in attendance.

 

RESOLUTIONS:

 

NO. 1 – RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENTS:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Johnson, Murphy, Hubner, McKeon, Wubbenhorst and Appelt--Martin F. Murphy, Township Attorney – one year, not to exceed $180,000.00

Lerch, Vinci & Higgins, Township Auditors – one year, not to exceed $65,000.00

Lomurro, Davison, Eastman & Munoz, P.A.--John L. Kraft, Esq., Bond Counsel – sixty days, not to exceed $2,000.00

Priscilla Triolo, Esq., Special Litigation Attorney – one year, not to exceed $2,000.00

Weiner, Lesniak – Mark Tabakin, Esq., Labor Counsel – one year, not to exceed $4,000.00

Anderson & Denzler Associates – William Ryden, Engineer, Water & Sewer Department – one year, not to exceed $250,000.00

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

NO. 2 – RESOLUTION APPOINTING DANIEL DANZI MUNICIPAL PROSECUTOR:  One-year term.  Motion:  Sandham.  Second:  Bader.  Roll call vote – Daughtry, yes; Sandham, yes; Bader, yes; Braden, yes; Nielson, yes.  Resolution adopted.

 

NO. 3 – RESOLUTION APPOINTING DENIS DRISCOLL MUNICIPAL PROSECUTOR:  One year term.  Motion:  Bader.  Second:  Braden.  Roll call vote – Daughtry, yes; Sandham, yes; Bader, yes; Braden, yes; Nielson, yes.  Resolution adopted.

 

NO. 4 – RESOLUTION APPOINTING DAVID A. AMADIO AS MUNICIPAL PUBLIC DEFENDER:  One-year term.  Motion:  Braden.  Second:  Daughtry.  Roll call vote – Daughtry, yes; Sandham, yes; Bader, yes; Braden, yes; Nielson, yes.  Resolution adopted.

 

NO. 5  – RESOLUTION APPOINTING TAX SEARCHER AND IMPROVEMENT SEARCHER:

 

RESOLVED, that the Township Committee of the Township of Montville make the following appointments for the year 2008:

 

            Tax Searcher - Francine Novak

            Improvement Searcher - Gertrude Atkinson

 

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

 

NO. 6 – RESOLUTION APPOINTING FRANCES L. VANDERHOOF THE MONTVILLE TOWNSHIP PUBLIC AGENCY COMPLIANCE OFFICER:

 

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

           

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township of Montville, in the County of Morris and State of New Jersey, that Frances L. Vanderhoof is hereby designated as the Public Agency Compliance Officer of the Township of Montville.

 

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

 

NO. 7 - APPOINTMENT OF DEPARTMENT HEADS, SPECIAL POLICE OFFICERS, POLICE MATRONS, AND SCHOOL CROSSING GUARDS:

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Report of Appointments for the year 2008 by the Township Administrator, made in accordance with the Administrative Code, are hereby accepted and approved as follows:

 

Department Head of the Department of Land Use - Linda White

Department Head of the Department of Finance - Frances Vanderhoof

Department Head of the Department of Health - John Wozniak

Department Head of the Department of Construction - Brian Laird

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

Department Head of the Department of Engineering and Township Engineer - Anthony P. Barile, Jr.

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

Department Head of the Department of Social Services – Jaime Wild

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the persons as listed below are hereby named for Appointment as Special Police Officers, Police Matrons and School Crossing Guards for the Township of Montville for the year 2008:

 

Special Police Officer - Kenneth Sudol

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

 

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

 

NO. 8 – RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PASSAGE OF CONSENT AGENDA NO. 2008-CA1:

 

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

           

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

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

 

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

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

     C.    Resolution Depositories Township Funds

     D.    Resolution Interest Rates for Payment of Taxes

     E.    Resolution Duplicate Tax Sale Certificate Charge

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

     G.    Resolution Petty Cash Fund

     H.    Resolution Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council

I.            Resolution Overtime Pay and Vacation Paychecks

J.          Resolution Faithful Performance Bonds

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

            A.            The Citizen

            B.            The Daily Record

            C.            The Star Ledger

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

9.  Any person who requests copies of the Annual Meeting Schedule, revisions thereto, Special Meeting Notices, and Draft Agendas shall be provided with same upon the payment of the following fees and upon the payment of said sums said persons shall be mailed copies of the Schedule, revisions thereto, Special Meeting Notices, and Draft Agendas. The sum of $25.00 (twenty-five) dollars is hereby designated as the fee for said service which shall terminate at midnight of December 31st of each year unless requests for renewals are received.

 

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

MONTVILLE TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE - SCHEDULE OF REGULAR MEETINGS 2008

 

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

 

            January 8, 2008                            July 8, 2008

            January 22, 2008                            July 22, 2007

            February 12, 2008                            August 12, 2008

            February 26, 2008                            August 26, 2008

            March 11, 2008                            September 9, 2008

            March 25, 2008                            September 23, 2008

            April 8, 2008                                        October 14, 2008

            April 22, 2008                                        October 28, 2008

            May 13, 2008                                        November 11, 2008

            May 27, 2008                                        November 25, 2008

            June 10, 2008                                        December 9, 2008

            June 24, 2008                                       

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM B – RESOLUTION OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER:

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Township Committee designate The Daily Record and The Citizen as the Official Newspapers for the Township of Montville for the year 2008.

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM C – RESOLUTION DEPOSITORIES – TOWNSHIP FUNDS: 

 

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

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

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM D – RESOLUTION INTEREST RATES FOR THE PAYMENT OF TAXES AND WATER & SEWER CHARGES FOR 2008:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Township Committee of the Township of Montville in the County of Morris and State of New Jersey, that the Tax Collector is authorized to charge a fee of $100.00 for the purpose of issuing a duplicate Tax Sale Certificate upon the request of the Certificate Holder.

 

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

 

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

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM G – RESOLUTION PETTY CASH FUND:

           

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Director of Finance be authorized to re-establish funds for petty cash for the year 2008 in the amount of $500.00.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM J – RESOLUTION FAITHFUL PERFORMANCE BONDS:

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following Employees of the Township shall be covered by individual Faithful Performance Bonds for the year 2008:

 

Tax Collector and Tax Searcher

Treasurer and Custodian of School Funds

Account Clerk, Tax Office

Supervisor, Water & Sewer Billing & Collection

Municipal Court Judge - (Magistrate)

Court Administrator

Deputy Court Administrator

 

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

 

NO. 9 – RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR TEMPORARY APPROPRIATIONS FOR OPERATING PURPOSES:

 

WHEREAS, 40A:4-19 Local Budget Act provides that (where any Contracts, Commitments or payments are to be made prior to the final adoption of the 2008 Budget) Temporary Appropriations be made for the purpose and amounts required in the manner and time therein provided; and

 

            WHEREAS, the date of this Resolution is within the first thirty (30) days of 2008; and

 

            WHEREAS, the total Appropriations in the 2007 Budget, less Appropriations made for Capital Improvement Fund, Debt Service and Relief of the Poor (Public Assistance) are as follows:

 

GENERAL            $20,581,078

WATER            $  1,639,234

SEWER            $  2,651,756

 

            WHEREAS, 26.25% of the total Appropriations in the 2007 Budget, less Appropriations for Capital Improvement Fund, Debt Service and Relief of the Poor (Public Assistance) is as follows:

 

GENERAL    $5,402,533

WATER         $  430,299

SEWER         $  696,086

 

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

 

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

 

NO. 10 – RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE FOR 2008 DEBT SERVICE:

 

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

 

            WHEREAS, the Date of this Resolution is subsequent to December 20, 2007; and

 

            WHEREAS, principal and interest will be due on various daters from January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008 inclusive on Sundry Bonds and Bond Anticipation Notes issued and outstanding.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the following appropriations be made to cover the period from January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008, inclusive.

 

DEBT SERVICE – TOWNSHIP OF MONTVILLE – 2008

 

Payment of Bonds:

                                    General Bonds 2006                 $   100,000

                                    General Bonds 2004                 $   260,000

                                    General Bonds 2002                 $   250,000

                                    General Bonds 2000                 $   455,000

                                    General Bonds 1998                 $1,120,000

                                    Refunding Bonds 1998         $   415,000                 
                                                                                                                        $2,600,000

 

Interest on Bonds:        

                                    General Bonds 2006                 $   235,800

                                    General Bonds 2004                 $   266,480

                                    General Bonds 2002                 $   143,910

                                    General Bonds 2000                 $   219,050

                                    General Bonds 1998                 $   393,762

                                    Refunding Bonds 1998         $     76,059

                                                                                                                         $1,335,061

  

Interest on Bond Anticipation Note:

 

                                    2007 Bond Anticipation Note     $     42,440                 $     42,440

 

Green Acres:

 

                                    Pyramid Mountain

                                                                        Principal           Interest

                                                                        $74,155           $  5,745

                                                                        $27,957           $  9,166

                                    Dawson Lefkowitz

                                                                        $69,053           $  7,604

                                                                      $171,165           $ 22,515            $193,680

Open Space Trust Fund:          

                                               

                        Payment of Bonds 2004           $120,000

                        Payment of Bonds 2002           $290,000

                        Payment of Bonds 2000           $285,000                                   $695,000

           

                        Interest on Bonds 2004                                    $ 136,920

                        Interest on Bonds 2002                                    $ 273,600

                        Interest on Bonds 2000                                    $ 136,150          $546,670

 

Interest on Open Space Bond Anticipation Notes                   $  101,040          $101,040

 

New Jersey Environmental Trust Fund:

                        2001 Fund Loan Principal         $  6,100.42

                        2001A Interest                                                 $  4,575.00

                        2001A Principal Trust               $  5,000.00

                        2002 Interest                                                    $26,787.50

                        2002 Principal Trust                 $33,508.01

                        2002Principal Fund                  $25,000.00

                        2003A Fund Loan Principal      $10,000.00

                        2003A Principal Trust               $31,971.57

                        2003A Interest                                                 $  8,757.50

                                                                        $111,580.00    $40,120.00      $151,700.00

  Water Capital

 

                        General Bonds Series 2001

                                                Principal           $176,120

                                                Interest                                     $  47,132

                        General Bonds Series 2006

                                                Principal           $  75,000

                                                Interest                                     $  138,197

                                                                        $251,120          $  185,329      $   436,449

 

 Sewer Capital

 

                        General Bonds Series 2001

                                    Principal                       $673,880                                                                     Interest                                                             $  180,340

 

Interest on 2006 Bond Anticipation Note

                                                                                                $  238,040                              

 

 1989 Wastewater Loan           

                                                 Principal           $  15,000

                                                 Interest                                         $     1,050

                                                 Fund Loan        $    9,474

1991 Wastewater Loan            Principal           $133,180

                                                 Interest                                         $       977

                                                 Fund Loan        $  96,830                        

                                                                           $254,484            $    2,027     $256,511

 

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

 

NO. 11 – RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS:

 

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

 

BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT:

Richard Moore – 4-year term

      Carl J. DiPiazza, Alternate #1 - Unexpired 2-year term ending 12/31/08

      Kenneth P. Shirkey, Alternate #2 - 2-year term

Township Committee Liaison – Jean Bader; Jim Sandham, Alternate

 

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

     

BOARD OF HEALTH:

      Sunil Shah, MD – 3-year term

      Arnold J. Pallay, MD – 3-year term

Township Committee Liaison – Jean Bader

 

Motion:  Bader.  Second:  Daughtry.  Roll call vote – all yes.  Resolution adopted.

 

DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE:

      Michael Karlan – 1-year term

      Frank Suppa, Jr. – 1-year term

      Michael Kopas – 1-year term

      Brian Morgan – 1-year term

      Joseph H. Nadler – 1-year term

      John B. Murphy – 1-year term

Irwin Guterman – 1-year term

Township Committee Liaison – Tim Braden; Deb Nielson, Alternate

 

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

 

DRUG AWARENESS-MUNICIPAL ALLIANCE COUNCIL:

      Maryann Witty - 3-year term

      Lisa LoBiondo – 3-year term

      Gilbert Mandel - 3-year term

      Joseph Romola - 3-year term

      David Peterson – Unexpired 3 year term ending 12/31/09

      Vacancy – 3-year term

Jaime Wild, Social Services Director - 1-year term

      Township committee Liaison – Tim Braden; Jim Sandham, Alternate

 

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

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE:

      Ronald Cain, Jr.  – 3-year term

Jennifer Horowitz – Unexpired 3 year term ending 12/31/09

Everett B. Vreeland – 3-year term

      Anthony Speciale, Sr., Chamber of Commerce Liaison - 1-year term

      J. Deane Driscoll, Alternate #1 - 2 year term

Carol Ann Soroko, Alternate #2 - 1-year term (term adjusted to realign)

Township Committee Liaison – Deb Nielson; Tim Braden, Alternate

 

Motion:  Nielson.  Second:  Braden.  Roll cal vote – all yes.  Resolution adopted.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION:

      Frederick Eckhardt – Member Emeritus

Hugh Merritt – Unexpired 3 year term ending 12/31/09

      Charles Perry – 3-year term

      David Cotter – 3-year term

      Marie Kull, Planning Board Liaison - 1-year term

      Donna Ambriano, Alternate #1 - Unexpired 2-year term ending 12/31/08

      Lawrence D. Kornreich, Alternate #2 - 2-year term

      Township Committee Liaison – Tim Braden; Art Daughtry, Alternate

 

Motion:  Braden.  Second:  Daughtry.  Roll call vote – all yes.  Resolution adopted.

 

HISTORIC PRESERVATION REVIEW COMMISSION:

      Nancy Condit – 3-year term (term adjusted to realign)

      Meta Janowitz – 4-year term

      Joanne Wickenheisser – 4-year term

Barbara Toner Demarest – Unexpired 4 year term ending 12/31/09

      Bradley P. Botelho, Alternate #2 - 2-year term

      Township Committee Liaison – Art Daughtry; Jean Bader, Alternate

 

Motion:  Daughtry.  Second:  Bader.  Discussion:  Bader stated according to the Land Use Code 2.72.030, the HPRC appointment is four-year terms for succeeding members.  I still believe Nancy Condit should have a four-year term.  There is no reason for three years. 

 

Robert Oostdyk, Township Attorney, stated Committeewoman Bader is absolutely correct.  The statute is four-year terms.  Some board and commission terms have gotten out of whack and at times the Township Committee has agreed to re-align so there is an equal number of people that come up for reappointment each year.  We have done this in the past.  It is not required that we re-align it.

 

Sandham stated the point is if we don’t make this adjustment now; in 2011, only one appointment would come up.  It would be a more fair distribution going forward. 

 

Bader stated Mr. Gamsby’s term was the one out of whack.  Mrs. Condit is a very dedicated and honorable member of this board.  She is taking this as a personal offense.  Nielson asked if it would be fixed if we adjusted Mr. Gamsby’s term.  Sandham stated he couldn’t answer that right now.  Nielson stated apparently it has been out of whack for ten years.  Daughtry stated we know she is a very valuable member, we are just trying to fix a problem.  I will deal with that as the liaison.

 

Roll call vote – Daughtry, yes; Sandham, yes; Bader, no; Braden, yes; Nielson, abstain.  Resolution adopted.  

 

HOUSING COMMITTEE:

      Dolores Franco – 3-year term

      Shahid Mahmood – 3-year term

      Township Committee Liaison – Art Daughtry, Deb Nielson, Alternate

 

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

 

LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

Donald P. Kostka – 5-year term

Mayor - 1-year term

      Dr. Gary Bowen, Superintendent of Schools - 1-year term

      Susan Max, Alternate to Superintendent of Schools - 1-year term          

      Alternate Township Committee – Jim Sandham

 

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

 

LOCAL ASSISTANCE BOARD:

      Michael Fiore – 4-year term

      Social Services Liaison – Jaime Wild

      Township Committee Liaison – Art Daughtry, Tim Braden, Alternate

 

Motion:  Daughtry.  Second:  Braden.  Roll call vote – all yes.  Resolution adopted.

 

PLANNING BOARD:

      Arthur Maggio - 4-year term

      John Visco – 4-year term

      Marie Kull, Environmental Commission Liaison - 1-year term

      Victor Canning – Alternate #2, 2-year term

Mayor - 1-year term

      Art Daughtry, Township Committee - 1-year term

 

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

 

RECREATION COMMISSION:

      Gerry Logan – 5-year term

      Stephen Moscone – Unexpired 5-year term ending 12/31/08

      Township Committee Liaison – Art Daughtry; Tim Braden, Alternate

 

Motion:  Daughtry.  Second:  Bader.  Roll call vote – all yes.  Resolution adopted.

 

RESIDENTS WITH DISABILITIES ADVISORY COMMITTEE:

      Carmela Novi - 3-year term

      Sara Goodman - 3-year term

      Susan Speciale, Alternate #1 - Unexpired 3-year term ending 12/31/09

      Dorie Berman, Alternate #2 - Unexpired 3-year term ending 12/31/08

      Township Liaison – Kelley Kehoe

      Township Committee Liaison – Jim Sandham; Jean Bader, Alternate

 

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

 

LONG-TERM FINANCIAL PLANNING COMMITTEE:  Annual Appointments.

Howard Chesler, Deane M. Driscoll, Steven Khalaf, Tim Kelly, Salvatore LoBiondo, Robert D. Lowenfish, Michael J. Nicoletti, Evan S. Zuckerman, Frances L. Vanderhoof, Frank Bastone.  Township Committee Liaison – Jim Sandham, Jean Bader, Alternate.

 

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

 

OPEN SPACE COMMITTEE:  Annual Appointments.

Maritza Byrne, Richard Conklin, Cathy Mahoney, Frank J. Messina, Richard Moore, Irene Mueller, Robert Purnell, Denise D. Rule, Jim Sandham, Mayor.  Township Liaison – Adam Brewer.

 

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

 

TREE REMOVAL PERMIT APPEALS BOARD:  Annual Appointments.

      Charles Perry, Steve Olson, Ivan Bader, Anthony P. Barile, Jr.

 

Motion:  Daughtry.  Second:  Bader.  All in favor except Bader – abstain.  Resolution adopted.

 

NO. 12 – RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING 2008 4TH OF JULY COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

 

RESOLVED, that the Township Committee recognizes 2008 4th of July Committee members as follows:

 

      4TH OF JULY COMMITTEE:  Lillian Abate, Rudolph Appelmann, John Arminio, Bill Balassone, Jean Balassone, Joe Basile, Frank Bastone, Andrew Becker, Terry Becker, Dorie Berman, Ida Biase, John Bruff, Kathy Codella, Vince Comperatore, Sylvana Dalia, Art Daughtry, Joseph Daughtry, Marianne Dispenziere, Vincent Dotterweich, Pat Ferrara, Carl Grau, Donald Hatzel, Cynthia Held, Diana Higgins, Dennis Howar, Margaret Lam, Sue Marinello, Paul Martino, Tom Mazzaccaro, Tom Mazzaccaro, Jr., John Osborne, Irwin Paster, Jordan Paster, Judy Paster, Gene Peer, Benito Quilici, Dean Quilici, Christina Renfer, John Rosellini, Kathy Sandham, Shashi Sang, Chris Schlomann, Joseph Serrecchia, Sr., Stacey Vinder, Maryann Witty, Stan Zagula. 

 

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

 

NO. 13 – RESOLUTION APPOINTING REPRESENTATIVES:  Annual appointments.

 

MORRIS COUNTY JIF AND MEL:  Frank Bastone; Adam Brewer, Alternate

BOARD OF EDUCATION:  Art Daughtry

MORRIS COUNTY LEAGUE OF MUNICIPALITIES:  Mayor and Frank Bastone

MORRIS COUNTY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT:  Mayor, Adam Brewer, and Frank Bastone

ROCKAWAY RIVER WATERSHED CABINET:  Stanley Mikulka, Cliff Seipel, and Charles Perry

 

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

 

NO. 14 – RESOLUTION APPROVING MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETINGS 09/11/07; 09/25/07; AND 10/11/07:  Approval of closed session and open session minutes.  Motion:  Bader.  Second:  Daughtry.  Roll call vote – Daughtry, yes; Sandham, yes; Bader, yes; Braden, yes; Nielson, yes.  Resolution adopted.

 

NO. 15 – 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:  Braden.  Second:  Sandham.  Roll call vote – Daughtry, yes; Sandham, yes; Bader, yes; Braden, yes; Nielson, yes.  Resolution adopted.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS:  Chairperson Nielson opened the meeting up for public comments.  Hearing none, Chairperson Nielson closed the pubic portion.  Motion:  Daughtry.  Second:  Bader.  All in favor.  Motion approved.

 

COMMITTEE COMMENTS:

 

Committeeman Daughtry introduced his family, including his mom, and thanked the citizens for re-electing him.  He thanked the Township Committee for allowing him to serve as Mayor last year.  We have a good group up here.

 

Committeeman Braden stated those of you familiar with the election process will understand when I tell you that it is an emotional roller coaster.  You start out with feelings of indecision and anxiety as you consider whether to run for public office.  This is followed by the excitement and buzz among your friends and supporters when you decide to throw your hat into the ring.  This is short lived, however, as the primary and general election heats up and you are left asking yourself “What the heck did I get myself into this time?”  If you are fortunate enough to come out on top as I have, you are back to the excitement of the victory.  This is now replaced by the somber and serious thought that 25,000 people are now relying on you to do the right thing.  My goal for the next three years is very simple, to do the right thing for the residents of Montville Township.

 

There are many people I owe gratitude to for my presence here tonight, but foremost on that list is my family.  My children, Michele, Chris, and Megan were very excited about the election, until they found out that their pictures were on campaign literature, in every mailbox in town.  “Dad, how embarrassing!”  My wife, Linda.  Everything I do and have done in this community has come at a cost.  This cost is paid by Linda.  She picks up the slack at home and deserves more credit than I for the things I have done.  Linda, I love you.

 

Back to the roller coaster.  Those of you that know me and my fellow committee members know that I am a free thinker and a spirited debater and not an automatic second vote for anyone on this dais.  While this Township Committee will stay on the right tracks, there are bound to be some curves and dips and even some bumps along the way, but I am confident that during my tenure on the Township Committee the direction of Montville Township will be upwards to an even higher level than we are now, and Montville Township will be an even better place to live, work, and raise our children. 

Thank you again for your support and I look forward to serving you. 

 

Committeewoman Bader thanked everyone for coming out tonight.  Happy New Year.  I am the senior member up here, starting my fifth year.  I am grateful, and I will do what I feel is best for Montville Township regardless of what anyone says about me.  Congratulations to Tim Braden.  We have had some interesting conversations.  I actually think we think alike.  Deb Nielson, we became quick and fast friends.  I support you 100% plus.  Good luck to you and your family.  Jim Sandham, I will back you as our Deputy Mayor.  I am sure you will do a good job.  Art Daughtry, we served the longest together.  I wish you the best.  You have three years to go. 

 

Thank you to Ivan.  God bless and Happy New Year.  My best to everybody.

 

Committeeman Sandham welcomed Tim Braden.  Thank you to all for coming out tonight.  This is democracy in action.  It is not just the Township Committee, but all of the volunteers on the boards and commissions.  There are volunteers who bring special expertise who help us make Montville a better place.  Thank you to Lindsay and Madison for all they have done for their mom, Deb Nielson.  I am looking forward to a great 2008 for this Township.  We are looking for ways to make Montville Township a better place to live.  Thank you to all for your support.  I look forward to a great 2008.

 

Chairperson Nielson stated she had a couple of concluding remarks.  2007 was an important year for us.  We continue to reduce the debt.  It is now down to $68 million.  We have completed a long overdue Route 202 study.  We have spotlighted shared services and had joint ventures with various entities.  2007 saw opening day for new turf soccer fields.  The Soccer Association donated over $200,000 toward that venture.  Montville Baseball/Softball is building a new 5th base.  We partnered with them.  They matched $162,000 of their own money.  In 2008, we will continue to pursue shared services ventures – new salt dome, new animal shelter, and library services.  Also, in 2008, our long awaited traffic light at Park Avenue and Route 202 will be under construction.

 

The most critical issues facing this town in 2008 in addition to the tax levy, would be land use issues.  We have numerous requests for development and redevelopment of our corridors.  We will be looking at those issues very thoroughly and carefully and doing what is fair and is in the best interest of all of our citizens.

 

I want to say hello to Fred Eckhardt, who is not here.  He is here in spirit.  He is home convalescing.  We wish him and Bev all the best in 2008.

 

Please come out to our meetings.  Continue to stay involved.  Thank you all for coming out tonight. 

 

Benediction – Rabbi Mark Finkel.

 

God Bless American sung by Sara Mazzaccaro.

 

Meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.  Motion:  Sandham.  Second:  Daughtry.  All in favor.  Motion approved.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

                                                           

Gertrude H. Atkinson, Township Clerk

 

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