MTC Meeting Minutes 09-23-08 Print E-mail

 

Montville Township Committee Regular Meeting

Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 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 Chairwoman Deborah Nielson:  “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 James Sandham, Jr.

                        Committeewoman Jean Bader

                        Committeeman Tim Braden

                        Chairwoman Deborah Nielson

 

Absent:            Committeeman Art Daughtry

 

Also present:   Frank Bastone, Township Administrator

Frances Vanderhoof, Director of Finance

Anthony Barile, Township Engineer

Thomas Mazzaccaro, DPW/Water & Sewer Director

Martin Murphy, Township Attorney

Gertrude Atkinson, Township Clerk

 

RESOLUTION NO. 2008-CES-092308 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:  Litigation – Lotta Lettuce; Contract Negotiations – Board of Education Lease; and health benefits.

 

Motion:  Sandham.  Second:  Bader.  All in favor except Daughtry - absent.  Resolution adopted.

 

Excuse Committeeman Art Daughtry from this evening’s Township Committee meeting.  Motion:  Sandham.  Second:  Bader.  Roll call vote – Daughtry, absent; Sandham, yes; Bader, yes; Braden, no; Nielson, yes.  Motion approved. 

 

At 7:05 p.m. – Closed Session.  Township Committee recessed Closed Session at 8:05 p.m. and moved into Public Session.  Motion:  Bader.  Second:  Sandham.  All in favor except Daughtry - absent.  Motion approved.

 

Chairwoman Nielson read the Statement of Open Public Meetings Act Compliance again for the record.

 

Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance led by Committeeman Sandham.

 

PRESENTATION TO 4TH OF JULY COMMITTEE:  Irwin Paster, Chairperson of the 4th of July Committee, presented plaques to the Chairpersons of the subcommittees.  He thanked them for all their hard work during the year.  The Chairpersons are:  Lillian Abate, John Arminio, Frank Bastone, Dorie Berman, Ida Biase, Sylvana Dalia, Marianne Dispenziere, Vince Dotterweich, Carl Grau, Cynthia Held, Dennis Howar, Sue Marinello, Tom Mazzaccaro, Tom Mazzaccaro, Jr., Jordan Paster, Judy Paster, Irwin Paster, Gene Peer, Dean Quilici, Benito Quilici, Christina Renfer, Ed Rosellini, Shashi Sang, Joseph Serrecchia, Sr., Stan Zagula.

 

The Township Committee thanked the Chairpersons and also recognized and thanked Irwin Paster for his hard work as the Chairperson of the 4th of July Committee.

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS ON ORDINANCES FOR FINAL ADOPTION:

 

NO. 1 – ORDINANCE NO. 2008-39 AMENDING CHAPTER 3.02 ENTITLED “FEES” OF THE REVISED GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MONTVILLE AND ESTABLISHING A NEW RECREATION PARTICIPANT ASSESSMENT OF $5.00 TO BE ADDED TO CERTAIN RECREATION FEES:

 

Chairwoman Nielson opened the public hearing.  Hearing no comments, Chairwoman Nielson closed the public hearing.  Motion:  Bader.  Second:  Braden.  All in favor except Daughtry - absent.  Resolution adopted.

Motion to adopt ordinance:  Sandham.  Second:  Braden.  Discussion:  Frank Bastone, Township Administrator, stated this is to establish the recreation participant assessment to fund lighting and future capital improvements for recreation facilities.

 

Roll call vote – Daughtry, absent; Sandham, yes; Bader, yes; Braden, yes; Nielson, yes.  Ordinance adopted.

 

DISCUSSION ITEMS:

 

NO. 1 – PRESENTATION METRO SKATE PARK:  Richard Cieri, Recreation Commission Chairperson, stated the skate park and six tennis courts is the Recreation Commission’s #1 priority.  Presentation by Steve Moscone and Kevin Wong.

 

Chairwoman Nielson stated the Metro property is 65 acres of open space located behind Barry’s Pharmacy.

 

Steve Moscone, 68 Hook Mtn. Road, Montville, displayed the proposed site plan.  Recreation walked the site a few weeks ago.  Athletic fields have been removed from the equation.  We would like the Township Committee to accept this as a master plan – roller hockey/skate park and six tennis courts.  The outbuilding would have restrooms.  Intend to light the tennis courts.

 

Nielson asked if they discussed the ingress/egress with the Township Engineer.  Moscone replied no.  Nielson stated he should take a look at it.

 

Moscone displayed aerial picture of the site.

 

Committeewoman Bader asked if there would be sidewalks installed on Changebridge Road.  Moscone answered they would want to put sidewalks in from the health facility on down. 

 

Committeeman Sandham asked if there is a cost estimate.

 

Gerry Logan, 30 Avalon Drive, Montville, stated lighting was not part of our original plan for this.  We are not at a cost yet.  We are trying to get the plan approved.  We took the fields out and put the tennis courts in. 

 

Nielson stated Lake Hiawatha has a new skate park.  I understand it is open by permit to other residents.  Possibility of sharing services?  Logan stated we are currently sharing services with Parsippany on the roller hockey, and it is miserable.

 

Kevin Wong stated the skate park there is just asphalt with ramps, and I understand it is only open to Parsippany residents.

 

Nielson asked if they have any input from the neighbors (of Metro).  Logan answered no.

 

Nielson stated she would want input from them before they approve a master plan.  We should have Mr. Barile look at it and survey the residents to get input from all parties.  Is the Township Committee comfortable with what we have heard so far?  Township Committee – all yes except Daughtry – absent.

 

Nielson stated Tony Barile will review and Frank Bastone will coordinate with Recreation about surveying the residents. 

 

Moscone stated so it will be on for the next meeting?  The guys are waiting to fundraise.  Nielson answered yes.

 

Committeeman Braden stated the Recreation Commission meets October 8.  They could formulate a survey at that meeting.  Nielson stated maybe they want to invite the residents in.

 

Anthony Barile, Township Engineer, stated he would recommend that the Township Committee review his report at the next meeting and schedule the public hearing for October 28.

 

Frank Bastone will review the survey before it goes out.  Discussion item October 14 and tentative public hearing October 28.

 

NO. 2 – Item deleted from agenda.

 

NO. 3 – SIX-YEAR CAPITAL PLAN:  Bastone prepared a six-year capital plan starting with 2008.  Requested that the Township Committee review. 

Sandham stated this will be reviewed, along with debt service, at the October Long-Term Financial Planning Committee meeting.

 

NO. 4 – TRANSITIONAL DUTY POLICY:  Bastone stated this is part of ongoing efforts with the Joint Insurance Fund and the Township’s safety committee.  The original form came from the Joint Insurance Fund.  I made some modifications to it and submitted it to the Township’s Safety Committee to review.  This is the final version.  I would like to adopt this as part of the Personnel Policy and have it in writing. 

 

Braden asked does this conflict with any union contracts as far as working out of title?  Bastone answered no, I don’t believe so.  This comes from the JIF and as you will see, there are limited numbers of days.  

 

Township Committee – all ok except Daughtry – absent.  Formal resolution for adoption next meeting.

 

NO. 5 – ORGANIZATIONAL FINANCIAL REPORTING:  Bastone stated he gave the Township Committee a recommendation for the implementation of a policy for nonprofit organizations’ utilization of Township facilities.  I have also attached Chapter 12.040, the existing Township Administrative Code.  This has caused considerable angst with the civic organizations.  Talking about taking money is an issue we don’t intend to do.  Maybe we should just change the whole thing and incorporate the policy.

 

Nielson stated the 2003 ordinance may need to be reviewed for modification – the section regarding surplus.  This was adopted due to a very specific condition.

 

Sandham stated I would ask that we consider striking section 12.04.030 – accumulation of surplus.  Also, for the financial disclosure policy itself, we should put in an effective date.

 

Nielson stated I am asking for a recommendation from legal counsel. 

 

Martin Murphy, Township Attorney, stated that section was put in there for a certain reason.  You will be looking at financial reports every year so you will know what is going on. 

 

Sandham stated as Mr. Bastone has said, this section has caused a lot of angst in the community.  People think we are asking for financial disclosure so we can take their money.  That has never been the intention of anyone up here. 

 

Murphy recommended removing that clause.  Also, revise the ordinance to include not only recreation property, but also all town-owned property.  You are better off having the policy in the ordinance – spelled out.

 

Nielson stated we want to make sure all the policies work together.  Township Committee – are you comfortable with the policy?  The entire thing would be in ordinance form.

 

Bader stated she is not really that comfortable with it at this time.  I don’t know if I would be so drastic to throw people out of their facilities – that they can’t use them.  They are taxpayers.

 

Nielson asked Mrs. Bader if she had an alternate proposal.  Bader answered not at this time.

 

Braden stated he is comfortable.  Sandham stated he is comfortable.  I would also ask that the requirements of the leases be referenced in the ordinance.

 

Murphy stated he will come back with a proposed ordinance.

 

NO. 6 – NOVEMBER MEETING SCHEDULE:  Normally scheduled November 11 meeting falls on Veteran’s Day.  Municipal offices are closed that day.  Meeting rescheduled to Thursday, November 13.  Township Committee – all ok except Daughtry – absent.

 

PUBLIC PORTION FOR ITEMS NOT LISTED ON THE AGENDA:  Seeing no one from the public, Chairwoman Nielson closed the public portion.  Motion:  Sandham.  Second:  Bader.  All in favor except Daughtry – absent.  Motion approved.

 

REPORTS:

 

NO. 1 – ADMINISTRATOR:  Bastone reported they have a memo dated September 17 from Tom Mazzaccaro regarding an update on the County-wide Wastewater Management Plan.  The County planning office will be at a special Planning Board meeting on October 6, 2008, at 7 p.m.  The Township Committee is invited to attend this meeting.  Township Clerk will see that the meeting was/is properly noticed. 

 

NO. 2 – ATTORNEY:  No report.

 

NO. 3 – FINANCE:  No report.

 

NO. 4 – ENGINEER:  Barile reported his office received a soil removal permit application for the property on 21 Rockledge Road.  I have submitted a report to the Township Committee.  I recommend that a public hearing not be scheduled until the applicant submits a geotechnical report for the property based on the site plan that was approved by the Board of Adjustment.  The Board of Adjustment did not get into any testimony about the soil or slope stability, or the design of the retaining walls.  I have talked to Mr. Schepis, the applicant’s attorney, and they are working on it.

 

Also, I have submitted to the Township Committee a table of other soil movement applications that have been approved over the last three years.

 

ORDINANCE INTRODUCTIONS:

 

NO. 1 – ORDINANCE NO. 2008-40 AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 2008-24 ESTABLISHING SALARIES OF EMPLOYEES OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MONTVILLE IN THE COUNTY OF MORRIS:

 

Ordinance is offered for adoption on first reading with second reading and public hearing scheduled for October 14, 2008, at 8 p.m.  Motion:  Sandham.  Second:  Bader.

 

Discussion:  Bastone stated this is for a recording secretary for the Environmental Commission, but the intent is to create a title that is general for other boards.  Discussion – should it be a per meeting salary other than $1,000 annual?  Township Committee agreed the ordinance should state the amount of up to $100 per meeting and it should be specific to the Environmental Commission.

 

Ordinance amended to read up to $100 per meeting and state Environmental Commission recording secretary.  Motion:  Sandham.  Second:  Bader.  Roll call vote - Daughtry, absent; Sandham, yes; Bader, yes; Braden, yes; Nielson, yes.  Motion approved.

 

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CONSENT AGENDA NO. 2008-CA-15:  Motion:  Sandham.  Second:  Bader.  Roll call vote – Daughtry, absent; Sandham, yes; Bader, yes; Braden, yes; Nielson, yes.  Resolution adopted.

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM A – RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE RELEASE OF CASH BOND POSTED WITH THE TOWNSHIP OF MONTVILLE:  Szendeffy, Block 109, Lot 44.1, driveway, $900.00.

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM B – RESOLUTION ACCEPTING PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE – FRANK SUPPA, JR., BLOCK 33, LOTS 1, 2 & 4:  137 Taylortown Road/63 Boonton Avenue, Cash $23,800.00, PMSP/FC07-11.

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM C – RESOLUTION ACCEPTING PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE – S. DEVELOPMENT CO., INC., BLOCK 164, LOT 8:

 

WHEREAS, S. Development Co., Inc., the developer of property known as Block 164, Lot 8 (80 Hook Mountain Road) is required to submit a Performance Guarantee to the Township of Montville; and

           

WHEREAS, S. Development Co., Inc. has submitted a Performance Guarantee in the form of Performance Bond No. 0969 issued by Bondex Insurance Company in the amount of $94,516.20, and cash in the amount of $10,501.80; 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 S. Development Co., Inc. in the form Performance Bond No. 0969 issued by Bondex Insurance Company in the amount of $94,516.20 and cash in the amount of $10,501.80 is hereby accepted.  The Township Clerk is authorized and directed to forward a copy of this Resolution to the developer.

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM D – RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CHAPTER 159 APPROPRIATION:  2008 Municipal Budget:  Revenue title:  Recycling Tonnage Grant $11,743.34.  Appropriation title:  Recycling Tonnage Grant $11,743.34.  Local Match - source:  None.

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM E – ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF SUSAN G. KOMEN FOR THE CURE TIE A RIBBON CAMPAIGN FOR OCTOBER – BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH:  Request from Donna Fano, the North Jersey Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure Tie A Ribbon campaign to tie pink ribbons in the Township for the month of October.

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM E – RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF SURPLUS VEHICLES:

 

WHEREAS, the Township Committee of the Township of Montville has determined that the following described items of surplus property of the Township of Montville, County of Morris and State of New Jersey is no longer needed for public use; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Township Committee of the Township of Montville has determined to provide for the sale of such property at public sale pursuant to N. J. S. A. 40A11-36.

 

            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. Sealed proposals for the sale of the vehicles described on the attached hereto shall be received at the Montville Township Municipal Building, 195 Changebridge Road, Montville, New Jersey 07045 on Wednesday, October 15, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. local prevailing time.
  2. All bidders shall comply with the Notice to Bidders, and Terms and Conditions of the sale.
  3. All sales are to be made to the highest bidder for payment in the form of certified check or cash in the amount of the bid accepted, to be paid to the Director of Finance within ten (10) working days of the ay of sale at the time of delivery from the Township to the purchaser thereof.  Each vehicle shall be removed by the purchaser as provided in the Notice to Bidders and Terms and Conditions of Sale.
  4. The Township reserves the right to reject any and all bids.
  5. All items shall be purchased on an “as is” basis, and the Township makes no warranties, express or implied as to the item’s description, quality, fitness or otherwise.
  6. Moneys received from the sale of any such property shall be paid into the General Municipal Treasury.

7.   The Director of finance is authorized to advertise a Notice of Sale in the Daily Records, said sale being not less than seven (7) nor more than fourteen (14) days after publication of the Notice.

 

DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLES FOR SURPLUS SALE

 

1989 Ford F-350 Bucket Truck  -  30 Foot Boom

53,080 Miles.  VIN#1FDKF37HXKNB11273

Boom Safety inspection done on 8/23/07 by Baker Equipment

Body Rust and utility body –Rusty Condition-Vehicle-Fair

 

1990 Dodge Dakota  - Pick Up  69,098 Miles

VIN#1B7GG26XOLS750422  Body Rust and Paint Peeling

Vehicle Condition – Fair

 

1991 Ford Ranger Pick Up 70,040 Miles

VIN#1FTCR10U9MTA05245

Mechanical Condition- Fair

 

1998 Ford  Taurus 4 door sedan  94,180 Miles

VIN#1FAFP5287WA245551

Needs Mechanical Work  Vehicle Condition – Fair

 

1998 Chevrolet  C-2500 Pick Up with Utility Body

87,000 Miles   - VIN#1GBGK24RXWE183257

Transmission Needs Repair – Some Rust

Body Condition – Fair

 

1999 Ford Crown Vic  114,608 Miles

VIN#2FAFP71WXXX104627

Condition – Fair

 

2000 Ford  Crown Vic  4 door Sedan

VIN#2FAFP71W8YX102246

Condition – Fair

 

RESOLUTIONS:

 

NO. 1 – RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING DEDICATION BY RIDER OF RECREATION PROGRAM PARTICIPANT ASSESSMENT FEE:

 

WHEREAS, the Township of Montville, in the County of Morris, has adopted an ordinance creating the Township of Montville Recreation Commission pursuant to N. J. S. A. 40:61-17 et. seq.; and

 

WHEREAS, said Recreation Commission is empowered to charge and collect a reasonable fee for the Recreation Programs that it conducts and administers; and

 

WHEREAS, the revenue from a recreation program assessment fee to be used for Capital Projects is not subject to reasonable and accurate estimate in advance, and

 

WHEREAS, the allowance of a Dedication by Rider for the collection and expenditure of said funds would provide for a more orderly and less cumbersome method of accounting for said funds.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Township Committee of the Township of Montville, in the County of Morris, that in accordance with N. J. S. A. 40A:4-39, the dedication of funds collected during the year for a recreation program assessment fee to be used for Capital Projects, minus the cost of lighting the Municipal Fields at 86 River Road, is hereby anticipated as revenue, and are hereby appropriated for the purposes to which said revenue is dedicated by statute or other legal requirements.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that two certified copies of this resolution be filed in the office of the Director of the Division of Local Government Services.

 

This Resolution will take effect as of January 1, 2009.

 

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

 

NO. 2 – RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING NJDEP PLANNING INCENTIVE GRANT APPLICATION:  As per application letter.  Request additional $750,000 from 2008 program – Tipcor and Starkey properties.  Motion:  Bader.  Second:  Braden.  Roll call vote – Daughtry, absent; Sandham, yes; Bader, yes; Braden, yes; Nielson, yes.  Resolution adopted.

 

NO. 3 – RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CHANGE ORDER #2 IN A CONTRACT BETWEEN THE TOWNSHIP OF MONTVILLE AND D.L.S. CONTRACTING, INC.:

 

WHEREAS, The Township of Montville and D.L.S. Contracting, Inc. entered into a Contract for the Horseneck Road Resurfacing 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:

           

ITEM

NO.

DESCRIPTION

UNIT

QUANTITY

UNIT PRICE

TOTAL ITEM

PRICE

 

SUPPLEMENTAL

 

 

 

 

2

Police Traffic Directors

M.H.

40.5

$72.00

$2,916.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

$2,916.00

; and

 

WHEREAS, D.L.S. Contracting, Inc. has submitted a change order for a change to the total contract price of -$34,745.43; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Township Engineer has requested and recommended to the Township Committee that it modify its Contract with D.L.S. Contracting, Inc. 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 D.L.S. Contracting, Inc.:

 

Amount of Original Contract:                     $200,215.95                           Supplemental $   2,916.00         

 

Adjusted Amount Based                                                                        Reduction       $          0.00    

On Change Order No. 1 & 2:                     $165,470.52              

                                                                                                            Total Change            $   2,916.00         

% Change in Contract:                     17.35%                    

 

Motion:  Sandham.  Second:  Bader.  Discussion:  Nielson asked if this means $72.00 per hour for police officers.  Barile answered that is not what they get paid.  That is the bid price.  This is for additional police officers they were just billed for.  There are administrative costs – vehicles, etc.   

 

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

 

NO. 4 – RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE FINAL PAYMENT TO C & F MASONRY, INC. T/A C & F BUILDERS, INC. FOR THE HATFIELD CREEK GABION CHANNEL IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT AND THE ACCEPTANCE OF A MAINTENANCE BOND SUBJECT TO RECEIPT OF AFFIDAVIT OF RELEASE OF CLAIMS AND LIENS:

 

WHEREAS, C & F Masonry, Inc. t/a C & F Builders, Inc. is the contractor for the Hatfield Creek Gabion Channel Improvement Project; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Township Engineer has recommended that the Hatfield Creek Gabion Channel Improvements Project be accepted by the Township, and that final payments be made; and

 

            WHEREAS, C & F Masonry, Inc. t/a C & F Builders, Inc. is required to post a Maintenance Bond and required to file an Affidavit of Release of Claims and Liens as a condition of final release.

 

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 accepts as final the Hatfield Creek Gabion Channel Improvements Project and releases to C & F Masonry, Inc. t/a C & F Builders, Inc. final payment in full subject to receipt of the Affidavit of Release of Claims and Liens; and be it further

 

            RESOLVED that Maintenance Bond No. B20000266 issued by Selective Insurance Company of America in the amount of $66,081.00 is hereby accepted.       

 

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

 

NO. 5 – RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF GRANT AGREEMENT – MORRIS COUNTY HISTORIC PRESERVATION TRUST FUND – MONTVILLE MUSEUM (SCHOOLHOUSE NO. 10) INTERIOR RESTORATION:  As per grant agreement.

 

Motion:  Bader.  Second:  Sandham.  Discussion:  Nielson stated the contact person for the Township is a volunteer.  I would feel more comfortable if there were also another contact person - a municipal employee.  Fran Vanderhoof will be the primary contact person – indicate in grant agreement.

 

Sandham asked who directs the spending of the money.  Vanderhoof answered the historical architect.  Tony Barile coordinates the construction with the architect when it gets to that point.  This is a bid process.

 

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

 

NO. 6 – RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE TOWNSHIP OF MONTVILLE AND LEW CORPORATION:  Camp Dawson turf field lead testing, $2,500.00.

 

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

 

NO. 7 – RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT FOR PAID EMT BETWEEN THE TOWNSHIP OF MONTVILLE AND THE MONTVILLE TOWNSHIP FIRST AID SQUAD:

 

WHEREAS, the Township of Montville and the Montville Township First Aid Squad have agreed that it is necessary to hire a paid EMT to assist the squad in providing emergency medical services within the Township of Montville; and

           

WHEREAS, the Township agrees that it will treat the EMT as a paid Township employee under certain limits and conditions set forth in an “Agreement for Paid EMT” attached hereto.

           

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township of Montville, in the County of Morris and State of New Jersey, that the appropriate municipal officials are hereby authorized to execute an “Agreement for Paid EMT” in the form attached hereto.

 

Motion:  Sandham.  Second:  Bader.  Discussion:  Sandham stated he and Committeeman Daughtry met with the 1st Aid Squad and think we have come up with an agreement that is beneficial to both sides.  There is potential in here for the Township to save money from what the full amount would be.

 

Bastone stated this document was signed off by Ed Watters of the 1st Aid Squad this afternoon.

 

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

 

Nielson stated Mr. Perkins, a member of the 1st Aid Squad, is in the audience.  Please take it back to them and thank them for everything they do for the town.  We are glad this worked out.

 

NO. 8 – 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:  Braden.  Discussion:  Bader asked what the extra service Montville Day catering was.  Vanderhoof answered it was a tip for the employees.  They do recommend that.

 

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

 

NO. 9 – RESOLUTION OF THE COMMITTEE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MONTVILLE DEMANDING THAT PSE&G NOT BE PERMITTED TO CONSTRUCT A NEW 500 KV TRANSMISSION LINE THROUGH NORTHERN NEW JERSEY UNTIL ALL TECHNOLOGICAL, ENVIRONMENTAL, HEALTH AND FINANCIAL ISSUE ARE PROPERLY ADDRESSED:

 

WHEREAS, Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G) has proposed to construct a new 500 kV transmission line through Northern New Jersey, and

 

            WHEREAS, on July, 15, 2008 PSE&G made a formal presentation to the Montville Township Committee and public to present the project and address our concerns, and

 

            WHEREAS, PSE&G made a commitment to Montville Township officials and citizenry to provide formal responses to the technological, environmental, health and financial questions and issues raised at the public presentation, and

 

            WHEREAS, PSE&G has not yet provided the responses to the questions and issues raised at the July 15, 2008 meeting, and

 

            WHEREAS, the Township Committee of the Township of Montville has enlisted the support of our United States Congressional Representative, Rodney Frelinghuysen, our New Jersey State Senator Joseph Pennacchio, the New Jersey Assembly Minority Speaker Alex DeCroce, and our Assemblyman Jay Webber, all of whom have expressed their concerns with the lack of adequate forums for public input on the PSE&G project.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Township Committee of the Township of Montville does hereby endorse the actions and requests of United States Congressional Representative, Rodney Frelinghuysen, New Jersey State Senator Joseph Pennacchio, New Jersey Assembly Minority Speaker Alex DeCroce, and Assemblyman Jay Webber.

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Montville Township Committee demand that the PSE&G project to route a new 500 kV transmission line through northern New Jersey not be approved to proceed until such time as the technological, environmental, health and financial issues and questions raised have been adequately addressed.

 

Motion:  Sandham.  Second:  Bader.  Discussion:  Sandham stated that we have had issues and we have enlisted the support of some of our legislators.  I think it is important that we put that support back to them in writing to let them know we are behind them, and we are opposed until our citizens are heard and responded to appropriately.

 

Bader stated she agrees.  Our residents were here asking questions and expecting a response.  At this point, they have been ignored.

 

Nielson stated they were told they would get responses in writing – that they would be put in a booklet.  We do not have that.  It has been at least two months now – since July 15.

 

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

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

Committeeman Sandham stated he would like a signed copy of the PSE&G resolution. 

 

Montville Day – would like a report on Montville Day as was done last year.

 

At the joint meeting with the Board of Education we talked about a safety committee.  I am not sure of the constitution of our subcommittee.  The BOE subcommittee wants to meet with our subcommittee.  Jean Bader volunteered.  The subcommittee will be Jean Bader and Jim Sandham.

 

Committeewoman Bader wished everyone a happy Rosh Hashanah.  I wish you well and peace.

 

Committeeman Braden stated he attended, along with Jim Sandham and Deb Nielson, the 150th anniversary celebration of the Montville United Methodist Church.  During their service, they gave a historical accounting of the Township over the last 150 years.  We should have them here to recognize them.  Trudy indicated they are scheduled for October 14th.

 

Chairwoman Nielson stated she and Mr. Barile met with the County Engineer this week, along with Gene Feyl.  They said the Route 202 traffic light construction will be starting this Thursday.  Changebridge/River Road turning lane – they will find the funds.  They are waiting for updated traffic counts during a school day.

 

Route 202 Bypass road – Freeholder Feyl indicated they would be amenable to partial funding over the next few years.  We are getting a memorandum of record out.  We do have a private property owner who may be in the mix, if he is willing to work with us – a partnership.  They would have to work with Mr. Barile and the County.

 

Barile stated he received a call from New Jersey Transit this afternoon.  They will be awarding the contract for the painting of the trestle bridges next week.  They will do the Route 202 bridge this fall and the Firehouse Road trestle will be done this spring. 

 

At 9:40 p.m. – The Township Committee concluded the Public Session and moved back into Closed Session, which was recessed earlier.  They will be continuing the discussion of health benefits.  Motion:  Sandham.  Second:  Bader.  All in favor except Daughtry – absent.  Motion approved.  They will come back into Public Session to adjourn after Closed Session.  They do not anticipate taking any further formal action in Public Session other than adjourning.

Closed Session adjourned at 10:05 p.m.  Motion:  Sandham.  Second:  Bader.  All in favor except Daughtry - absent.  Motion approved.  Township Committee moved back into Public Session.

 

Public Session adjourned at 10:06 p.m.  Motion:  Bader.  Second:  Sandham.  All in favor except Daughtry - absent.  Motion approved.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

                                                           

Gertrude H. Atkinson, Township Clerk

 

Last Updated ( Thursday, 16 October 2008 )
 
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