MTC Meeting Minutes 01-06-09 Print E-mail

 

The Township Committee of the Township of Montville conducted the Annual Reorganization Meeting on Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at the Montville Township Municipal Building, 195 Changebridge Road, Montville, New Jersey at 7:00 p.m.

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 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; Martin Murphy, Township Attorney; Richard Cook, Chief of Police; and Gertrude Atkinson, Township Clerk.

 

Prayer – Reverend Carmen A. Buono.

 

Pledge of Allegiance led by Cub Scout Troop #66.

 

National Anthem sung by Sara Mazzaccaro.

 

OATH OF OFFICE – DEBORAH NIELSON:  District 26 Assemblyman Jay Webber administered the Oath of Office to Committeewoman Nielson.  Nielson was elected in the November 2008 General Election for a three-year term ending December 31, 2011.

 

OATH OF OFFICE – JAMES SANDHAM, JR.:  District 26 Assemblyman Jay Webber administered the Oath of Office to Committeeman Sandham.  Sandham was elected in the November 2008 General Election for a three-year term ending December 31, 2011.

 

OATH OF OFFICE – OFFICER SCOTT MC GOWAN AND OFFICER IAN JACOBSEN:  Richard Cook, Chief of Police, put forth his recommendation for the appointment of the two officers.  District 26 Assemblyman Jay Webber administered the Oath of Office to the two new Patrolmen. 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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:

 

Dolores Sereno – Residents with Disabilities Advisory Committee – 13 years – 1996 to 2008 (absent)

Nicholas J. Ciffaretto, Sr. – Economic Development Committee - 12 years – 1997 to 2008 (also served as Chairperson) (absent)

Marie Kull – Planning Board and Environmental Commission – 11 years – 1998 to 2008 (absent)

Randee Fox – Library Board of Trustees – 5 years – 2004 to 2008 (absent)

Eve Lefkowitz – Board of Health – 4 years - 2003 to 2006; also Charter Study Commission 2006 (absent)

Charles Schmidt – Library Board of Trustees – 4 years – 2005 to 2008 (also served as President)

Carol Haight – Residents with Disabilities Advisory Committee – 3 years – 2006 to 2008 (absent)

Carmela Novi – Residents with Disabilities Advisory Committee – 3 years – 2006 to 2008 (also served as Chairperson) (absent)

Connie Kelly – Drug Awareness – 3 years – 2006 to 2008 (absent)

Christina Renfer – Drug Awareness – 3 years – 2006 to 2008 (absent)

June Witty – Drug Awareness – 3 years – 2006 to 2008 (absent)

Frank Messina – Open Space Committee – 3 years 2006 to 2008

Donna Ambriano – Environmental Commission – 2 years – 2007 to 2008 (absent)

Carol Ann Soroko – Economic Development Committee – 2 years – 2007 to 2008

 

Chairperson Nielson recognized the dignitaries in attendance:  Doug Cabana, Morris County Freeholder; District 26 – Assemblyman Jay Webber; District 25 – Assemblyman Rick Merkt.

 

Deputy Mayor Sandham:  Thank you to those who helped and supported me during my campaign.  Thank you to my wife, Kathy, and my kids – Jenn, James, and Kimmy.  Thank you to my friends, fellow Township Committee members, and Township employees.  Thank you to Fran Vanderhoof, Frank Bastone, and Trudy Atkinson.  Thank you to the citizens of Montville Township for renewing your faith in this old CPA and putting me back in office for another three years.

 

Mayor Nielson:  Thank you for coming out tonight.  Thanks to all who participated, especially our younger citizens and thanks to all who helped make this event possible.

 

I want to extend sincere thanks to my colleagues here on the dais for their unanimous endorsement of me as chairperson for a second year.  It's an honor and a privilege to be re-elected to the Township Committee. I was first elected in 2005 on the platform of conservation, smart growth and fiscal restrain. During the past three years, the Township Committee has worked hard to fulfill those promises.

 

Over the recent holidays I reflected on 2008 and some of the more memorial events that transpired. Highlights included the historical Presidential election. In Montville this election brought out a record number of voters, over 11,600 people or 78% of eligible voters.

 

Also remember the spectacular Beijing Summer Olympics with Michael Phelps and his historic eight gold medals.  All of our athletes were heroes and a source of national pride.

 

Locally in Montville we had hometown pride and also celebrated victories, but on a much smaller scale:

 

·         Renovated 5th Base was completed - a joint venture with the Township Committee and MBSA, each shared 1/2 the project costs - and came in on time and on budget. This project was a poster child for shared services.

·         AAA Bond Rating - a distinction held by only 1% of all NJ towns.

·         Planning board has worked hard.  Modified Zoning along Route 46 to encourage replacement of older establishments such as the Pine Brook Motel with new retail shops.

·         We adopted the Towaco Village Masterplan and zoning ordinance after many years of discussion and modifications.

·         We pursued Open Space acquisition and were awarded $2.4 Million dollars in Morris County Grant monies to purchase additional open space land.

 

Unfortunately other 2008 news items at the national and state levels did not warrant celebration.

Federal Level:

·         $700 Billion bailout for Wall Street.

·         $14 Billion bailout for US Auto manufacturers.

 

NJ State Level:

·         Projected budget deficits - projected $2.1 billion for remaining six months of current fiscal year with anticipated projections of over $5 billion shortfall for the following year.

 

Montville has been getting our "house" in order for the last three years.

·         Reviewed vender services and fees to save over $300,000 annually.

·         Over last 2 years reduced operating expenses by 18% saving $130,000.

 

But by any measure 2009 will be a lean year. We again call on our administrator and the town employees to work closely with us. We must do more with less.

 

·         We must continue to provide essential services and explore greater efficiencies to provide them.

·         We must continue to utilize planning and zoning tools that will keep our business community vibrant.

·         We must continue to respect and protect our fragile environment.

·         We must continue to hold PSE&G to a high standard of accountability.  We have over seven miles of transmission lines within our borders that will be greatly impacted if high voltage transmission lines are constructed.  PSE&G must provide answers to our concerns and provide assurances that our town will be safe.

·         We must aggressively pursue energy savings measures (which translate into cost savings) and green community initiatives.

 

We must be good stewards of the land and the financial community. The decisions we make in 2009 and beyond will shape the future of our township. We must strive to maintain a healthy community, both environmentally and financially, so that our town will thrive and retain its #1 rating.

 

Historically Montville has shown we are up to challenges.  We will be collaborating with other towns and Morris County to explore greater efficiencies and economies of scale.

 

One of our strongest assets is our volunteers. We have many of you here tonight.  Many of you I have come to know personally over the years. Those who are new to our committees we extend a hearty welcome.  Please come and introduce yourselves.

 

Thank you all for giving of your time and talent. We thank your families too for sharing you with our community.  Your input is valued and without your participation we cannot do our job.

 

Together with the Township Committee, I look forward to serving as your Mayor for 2009 and serving on the Township Committee for the next three years.  May God guide us in our deliberations. Also may He bless and watch over our military troops and our children and keep them safe - our country's future is ultimately in their hands.

 

A special thanks to my husband, John, and daughters, Lindsay and Madison, who are patient and resourceful when their mom is away and involved with her public service responsibilities.

 

God Bless America and thank you again.

 

Committeeman Daughtry recognized former Mayor Steve Moscone who was 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 – ninety days, not to exceed $45,000.00

Lerch, Vinci & Higgins, Township Auditors – one year, not to exceed $48,750.00

McManimon & Scotland, LLC – Edward J. McManimon, III, Bond Counsel – one year, not to exceed $65,000.00

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

Anderson & Denzler Associates – William Ryden, Engineer, Water & Sewer Department – ninety days, not to exceed $65,000.00

 

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 SETH DAVENPORT AS MUNICIPAL COURT JUDGE:  Three-year term.  Motion:  Daughtry.  Second:  Sandham.  Roll call vote – Daughtry, yes; Sandham, yes; Bader, yes; Braden, yes; Nielson, yes.  Resolution adopted.

 

NO. 6  – RESOLUTION APPOINTING TAX SEARCHER AND IMPROVEMENT SEARCHER:

 

RESOLVED, that the Township Committee of the Township of Montville make the following appointments for the year 2009:

 

            Tax Searcher – Frances L. Vanderhoof

            Improvement Searcher - Gertrude Atkinson

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

 

NO. 7 – 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:  Bader.  Second:  Braden.  Roll call vote – Daughtry, yes; Sandham, yes; Bader, yes; Braden, yes; Nielson, yes.  Resolution adopted.

 

NO. 8 - APPOINTMENT OF DEPARTMENT HEADS, SPECIAL POLICE OFFICERS, POLICE MATRONS, AND SCHOOL CROSSING GUARDS:

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Report of Appointments for the year 2009 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 2009:

 

Special Police Officer - Kenneth Sudol

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

School Crossing Guards - Joan Robillard, John Buis, Joan Gnall, Catherine M. Downey, Beverly Epler-Milley, Sylvia Walits, Anne Bringsauf, Susan Avrov, Charles Nye

Substitutes – Joseph Marrapodi, Veronika Krofchak, John Hankowski, Joann Labarca

 

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

 

NO. 9 – RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PASSAGE OF CONSENT AGENDA NO. 2009-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:  Daughtry.  Second:  Sandham.  Roll call vote – Daughtry, yes; Sandham, yes; Bader, yes; Braden, yes; 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 2009

 

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 13, 2009                            July 14, 2009

            January 27, 2009                            July 28, 2009

            February 10, 2009                            August 11, 2009

            February 24, 2009                            August 25, 2009

            March 10, 2009                            September 8, 2009

            March 24, 2009                            September 22, 2009

            April 14, 2009                                        October 13, 2009

            April 28, 2009                                        October 27, 2009

            May 12, 2009                                        November 10, 2009

            May 26, 2009                                        November 24, 2009

            June 9, 2009                                        December 8, 2009

            June 23, 2009                                       

 

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 2009.

 

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, TD 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 2009:

 

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 2009 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 2009:

 

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. 10 – 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 2009 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 2009; and

 

            WHEREAS, the total Appropriations in the 2008 Budget, less Appropriations made for Capital Improvement Fund, Debt Service and Relief of the Poor (Public Assistance) are as follows:

 

GENERAL            $21,336,747

WATER            $  1,777,556

SEWER            $  2,453,887

 

            WHEREAS, 26.25% of the total Appropriations in the 2008 Budget, less Appropriations for Capital Improvement Fund, Debt Service and Relief of the Poor (Public Assistance) is as follows:

 

GENERAL    $5,600,896

WATER         $  466,608

SEWER         $  644,145

 

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

 

NO. 11 – RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE FOR 2009 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, 2008; and

 

            WHEREAS, principal and interest will be due on various dates from January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2009 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, 2009 to December 31, 2009, inclusive.

 

DEBT SERVICE – TOWNSHIP OF MONTVILLE – 2009

 

Payment of Bonds:

                    General Bonds 2008                      $   125,000

                    General Bonds 2006                      $   100,000

                    General Bonds 2004                      $   270,000

                    General Bonds 2002                      $   260,000

                    General Bonds 2000                      $   485,000

                    General Bonds 1998                      $1,190,000

                    Refunding Bonds 1998             $   410,000

                    TOTAL                                                                                  $2,840,000

 

Interest on Bonds:

                    General Bonds 2008                      $   126,387

                    General Bonds 2006                      $   232,050

                    General Bonds 2004                      $   256,080

                    General Bonds 2002                      $   132,435

                    General Bonds 2000                      $   196,300

                    General Bonds 1998                      $   341,682

                    Refunding Bonds 1998             $     52,910

                    TOTAL                                                                                  $1,337,844

 

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 2008   $  70,000

          Payment of Bonds 2004          $130,000

          Payment of Bonds 2002          $300,000

          Payment of Bonds 2000          $300,000                                    $800,000

 

          Interest on Bonds 2008                                 $  91,733

          Interest on Bonds 2004                                 $132,120

          Interest on Bonds 2002                                 $260,325

          Interest on Bonds 2000                                 $121,900          $606,078

 

New Jersey Environmental Trust Fund:

         

          2001 Fund Loan Principal          $  5,925.21

          2001A Interest                                                $  4,300

          2001A Principal Trust           $  5,000.00

          2002 Interest                                                         $25,537.50

          2002 Principal Trust           $32,699.23

          2002 Principal Fund            $25,000.00

          2003A Fund Loan Principal    $10,000.00

          2003A Principal Trust           $31,119.34

          2003A Interest                                                 $  8,257.50

                                                $109,743.78             $38,095.00       $147,838.78

 

Water Capital:

 

          General Bonds Series 2001  

                             Principal          $184,408               

                             Interest                                      $   40,088

          General Bonds Series 2006

                             Principal         $  75,000

                             Interest                                      $135,383.76                                                                                         $259,408                $175,471.76

                                                                                                $434,879.76

 

Sewer Capital:

 

          General Bonds Series 2008    $210,000                 $338,025

          General Bonds Series 2001    $705,592                 $153,384

                                                $915,592                $491,409     $1,407,001.00

 

          Interest on 2008

              Bond Anticipation Note                                 $  33,750

 

1991 Wastewater Loan

 

                             Principal          $136,482

                             Fund Loan   $  94,750

                                                 $231,232

 

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

 

NO. 12 – RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS:

 

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

 

BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT:

J. Deane Driscoll – 4-year term

      Carl J. DiPiazza, Alternate #1 – 2-year term

      Township Committee Liaison – Jean Bader; Jim Sandham, Alternate

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

     

BOARD OF HEALTH:

      Charles J. Perry  – 3-year term

      Mark Kantor – 3-year term

      Stuart Rothman, OD – 3-year term

Township Committee Liaison – Jean Bader, Tim Braden, Alternate

Motion:  Bader.  Second:  Braden.  All in favor.  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:  Daughtry.  All in favor.  Resolution adopted.

 

DRUG AWARENESS-MUNICIPAL ALLIANCE COUNCIL:

      Joseph Daughtry - 3-year term

      Judith Rosen - 3-year term

      Alicia Angione - 3-year term

      Patricia Swiatek - 3-year term

Victoria Vigil – 3-year term

      Jaime Wild, Social Services Director - 1-year term

      Township committee Liaison – Tim Braden; Jim Sandham, Alternate

Motion:  Braden.  Second:  Daughtry.  All in favor.  Resolution adopted.

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE:

      J. Deane Driscoll  – 3-year term

Ronald Soussa – 3-year term

Margaret Miller-Sanders, Chamber of Commerce Liaison - 1-year term

      Alexander Kachmar, Alternate #1 – Unexpired 2-year term ending 12/31/09

Gregory Milazzo, Alternate #2 - 2-year term

Township Committee Liaison – Deb Nielson; Tim Braden, Alternate

Motion:  Daughtry.  Second:  Braden.  All in favor.  Resolution adopted.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION:

      Sergio Angione – 3-year term

      Angelo D. Intile – 3-year term

      Victor Canning, Planning Board Liaison - 1-year term

      Jim Muhaw, Alternate #1 – 2-year term

      Township Committee Liaison – Tim Braden; Deb Nielson, Alternate

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

 

HISTORIC PRESERVATION REVIEW COMMISSION:

      Garry Lehnert – 4-year term

      Michael F. O’Brien – 4-year term

      Bradley Botelho – Alternate #1 – 2-year term

Wojciech J. Mickowski – Alternate #2 – unexpired 2-year term ending 12/31/09

      Township Committee Liaison – Art Daughtry; Jean Bader, Alternate

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

 

HOUSING COMMITTEE:

      Ida Biase – 3-year term

      Dorothy Pavlik – 3-year term

      Township Committee Liaison – Art Daughtry, Deb Nielson, Alternate

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

 

LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

Mayor - 1-year term

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

      Vacancy, Alternate to Superintendent of Schools - 1-year term          

      Alternate Township Committee – Jim Sandham

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

 

MAYOR’S APPOINTMENTS TO THE LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

      Acceptance of Resignation of Charles J. Schmidt

      Thomas Mazzaccaro, Jr. - Unexpired 5-year term ending 12/31/11

      Edward Ernstrom – 5-year term

      Howard Chesler – 5-year term

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

 

LOCAL ASSISTANCE BOARD:

      Maida Avallone – 4-year term

      Social Services Liaison – Jaime Wild

      Township Committee Liaison – Art Daughtry, Tim Braden, Alternate

Motion:  Daughtry.  Second:  Braden.  All in favor.  Resolution adopted.

 

PLANNING BOARD:

      Russell Lipari - 4-year term

      Victor Canning, Environmental Commission Liaison - 1-year term

      Anthony Speciale, Sr. – Alternate #1, 2-year term

      Lawrence Tobias – Alternate #2, Unexpired 2-year term ending 12/31/09

Mayor - 1-year term

      Jim Sandham, Township Committee - 1-year term

Motion:  Daughtry.  Second:  Braden.  All in favor.  Resolution adopted.

 

RECREATION COMMISSION:

      Stephen H. Moscone – 5-year term

      Township Committee Liaison – Art Daughtry; Tim Braden, Alternate

Motion:  Daughtry.  Second:  Braden.  All in favor.  Resolution adopted.

 

RESIDENTS WITH DISABILITIES ADVISORY COMMITTEE:

      Matthew N. Rankin - 3-year term

      Vacancy - 3-year term

Vacancy - Unexpired 3 year term ending 12/31/10

      Vacancy - Alternate #2 - Unexpired 3-year term ending 12/31/10

      Township Liaison – Kelley Kehoe

      Township Committee Liaison – Jim Sandham; Jean Bader, Alternate

Motion:  Sandham.  Second:  Bader.  All in favor.  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, Tim Braden, Alternate

 

Motion:  Sandham.  Second:  Braden.  Discussion:  Bader stated I think there may be a conflict for Mr. Sandham due to LTFPC and Planning Board meeting on the same night.  Sandham stated he would propose that the LTFPC meet the first Thursday of the month.  If that doesn’t work, I will step down and Mr. Braden can be the liaison, and I will be the alternate.  But that should work

           

All in favor.  Resolution adopted.

 

OPEN SPACE COMMITTEE:  Annual Appointments.

Maritza Byrne, Richard Conklin, Cathy Mahoney, John Misiewicz, Richard Moore, Irene Mueller, Robert Purnell, Denise D. Rule, Jim Sandham, Jean Bader.  Township Liaison – Adam Brewer

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

 

TREE REMOVAL PERMIT APPEALS BOARD:  Annual Appointments.

            Steve Olson, Ivan Bader, Anthony P. Barile, Jr., Sergio Angione

Motion:  Braden.  Second:  Daughtry.  All in favor.  Resolution adopted.

 

NO. 13 – RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING 2009 4TH OF JULY COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

 

RESOLVED, that the Township Committee recognizes 2009 4th of July Committee members as follows:

 

4TH OF JULY COMMITTEE:  Lillian Abate, Rudolph Appelmann, John Arminio, Bill Balassone, Jean Balassone, Frank Bastone, Andrew Becker, Terry Becker, Dorie Berman, Ida Biase, Kathy Codella, Vince Comperatore, Glenn Cuomo, Sylvana Dalia, Art 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, Edward Rosellini, John Rosellini, Kathy Sandham, Shashi Sang, Chris Schlomann, Joseph Serrecchia, Sr., Maryann Witty, Stan Zagula

 

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

 

Committeeman Daughtry noted that the Chamber of Commerce just awarded the 4th of July Committee citizen group of the year.

 

NO. 14 – 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 Tim Braden

 

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

 

COMMITTEE COMMENTS:

 

Committeewoman Bader:  Congratulated Jim Sandham and Deb Nielson. I have enjoyed the last three years together.  Looking forward to at least one more year with you depending on how the upcoming election turns out.  Congratulations and good luck to your futures and to your family.

 

Committeeman Braden:  It has been a pleasure my first year working with this committee.  We work well together and get a lot done.  I am looking forward to the next year that is ahead of us.  As Mayor Nielson said, it is going to be a lean year and a very challenging year.  This committee is up to the challenge.  Thank you.

 

Committeeman Daughtry:  I echo those comments.  Happy New Year.  Thank you to the volunteers.  It is very rewarding.  Congratulations to the Open Space Committee.  They are a very professional, forthright organization.

 

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

 

Benediction – Reverend Charles Bigelow.

 

Meeting adjourned at 7:55 p.m.  Motion:  Daughtry.  Second:  Braden.  All in favor.  Motion approved.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

                                                           

Gertrude H. Atkinson, Township Clerk

 

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