MONTVILLE TOWNSHIP ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
OF AUGUST 20, 2008
Cain, Jr. – Acting Chair
Vreeland - present Mark
Tabakin - present
Ron Soussa - present Deane Driscoll (Alt #1)
Jennifer Horowitz - absent Carol Ann Soroko (Alt #2) – present
Anthony Speciale – absent
Township Officials: Linda White, Land Use Administrator -
Committee Liaison: Deb Nielson - present
- Reorganization for Chair/Vice Chair
Motion to appoint Ron Cain as chair unanimously
accepted. Motion to appoint Deane
Driscoll as Vice Chairman subject to his being moved up to a regular member
- Coordination of Survey for Business owners
- Update from 7/16/08
Mrs. White indicated she updated this form, and would be
using one of the part time staff people who work in her office to call the
numbers for personal contact names and/or in September will ask for a part time
high school student for this project.
- Press Release for Montville Messenger
Mrs. White indicated that the EDC agreed to use the wording
from the Powerpoint demonstration prepared for use at the Morris County
EDC. This will need to be put into a
future issue since September deadline is over.
- Update of Meeting with Morris County EDC
Members found this an interesting meeting and asked Mrs.
White to check the price for membership again.
Messrs. Soussa, Vreeland and Driscoll indicated that they were the bulk
of the program.
- Update of Membership in Morris County Chamber $570 for 11 members
a) Good Morning
Morris Friday 9-12-08 @ 7:15 to 9:00 in Florham Park
non member for $60 ($38 for member)
b) Women in
Business Committee 9/17/08 – How to be the Ultimate Negotiator
Non-member $60 ($38 for member)
Connections once a month free to members & guest 9-19-08 in Randolph 7:15PM to 9:15 –
structured networking amount
Mrs. White asked if the EDC was interested. She indicated she has received another call
from the County asking us to join. Any
one of the members were invited free to one of these events. Discussion ensued. At this time the EDC did not feel it
worthwhile for the members to join noting if they wanted to participate in a
meeting/seminar, they could pay on it for less than membership totals.
ZONING STUDY UPDATES
Mrs. White updated the EDC on pending application and zoning
reviews under consideration.
- Report from Dick Vreeland Re: Bank Interest
Mr. Vreeland indicated that chair of Valley National was
interested in locating in our community.
Mr. Vreeland was told to have this individual contact us with location
information as to lease/buy/township area he was interested in.
- Chamber of Commerce Request for Nominations
The EDC unanimously recommended the Planning Board for its
efforts in further redevelopment and rezoning issues, as well as new
developments under consideration. The
nomination when completed will be sent to all members for review and comment.
Adoption of EDC minutes of 7-16-08 – Eligible: Mr. Speciale, Mr. Cifaretto, Mr. Soussa, Mr.
Cain, Deane Driscoll, Mr. Tabakin, Ms. Soroko, Mr. Vreeland
Concerns voiced on the lack of
information on our current website. Mrs.
White had forwarded members the Marlboro website which several members thought
would work for our community. Mr. Soussa
volunteered to try and create a similar website for Montville.
Members questions whether or not
the four homes along Changebridge across from Dell Building
can be looked at for redevelopment. Mrs.
White explained that the Planning Board started with retail on one side first
to address any impacts. This will be
further reviewed under master plan re-examination.
Mr. Soussa and Mr. Vreeland
thought that perhaps the EDC should get involved in trying to see if we could
assist the owner of the old church on Changebridge in redeveloping. Mrs. White indicated she has attempted to
reach out to this owner for years. She
will try again. Both Mr. Soussa and Mr.
Vreeland indicated that they would meet with this owner when information is
Linda M. White