MTC Meeting Minutes 06-23-09 Print E-mail

 

Montville Township Committee Regular Meeting

Tuesday, June 23, 2009, 6:30 p.m.

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

 

6:30 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.”

 

Roll call Township Committee:

 

Present:          Committeeman Art Daughtry (arrival 6:40 p.m.)

Committeeman James Sandham, Jr.

                        Committeewoman Jean Bader

                        Committeeman Tim Braden

                        Chairwoman Deborah Nielson

 

Also present:   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. 2009-CES-062309 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 – Ptaszek; South Salem Associates.  Contract Negotiations – First Aid Squad.  Personnel.

 

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

 

At 6:30 p.m. – Closed Session.  At 7:10 p.m. – Special Joint Meeting with the Board of Education – Open Session (separate minutes).  At 8:25 p.m. – Regular Township Committee meeting Open Session.

 

RECOGNITION OF IRENE MUELLER AND JOHN MUELLER:  The Township Committee presented a plaque to Irene Mueller in recognition of her 18 years of volunteer service as a member of the Recreation Commission, Open Space Committee, and town hall greeter.  Mayor Nielson also acknowledged her volunteer service as a soccer coach and for the Archway program.

 

The Township Committee presented a plaque to John Mueller in recognition of his volunteer service as a town hall greeter.  Mayor Nielson also acknowledged his previous recognition as a medal winner in the Special Olympics.

 

The Mueller’s are moving to Colorado in August.

 

PROCLAMATION UNITED STATES COAST GUARD AUXILIARY 70TH ANNIVERSARY:  The Township Committee presented a proclamation to Steve Schepis and Ted Pierson, USCGA members.  Mr. Schepis presented a framed copy of the Coast Guard Hymn to the Township Committee.

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

 

NO. 1 – CAMP DAWSON MASTER PLAN:  Chairwoman Nielson opened the public hearing. 

 

Anthony Barile, Township Engineer, stated about a year ago, they held a public hearing to satisfy the legal requirements of Green Acres and the Township’s ordinance.  Improvements include a new formal parking area, handicap sidewalks and ramps, and walkways.  Also, future improvements were noted:  picnic pavilion, bleachers, etc.

 

The minutes of the public hearing and the plans were sent to the State.  Sometime subsequent to that, it became known that residents in the area were concerned with the driveway location.  We had some discussion and informal meetings and have developed a revised plan.  The revised plan has been sent to Green Acres as well.  We are here tonight to present the revised plan publicly.  Displayed plan.  Have held to the original driveway location – entrance driveway.  Constructing an exit driveway and a drop-off lane.  He spoke to the residents across the street so they are aware of it.  Eliminating the driveway at the rear of the property.

 

Nielson asked how many parking spaces?  Barile answered 123.  Providing for overflow parking on the hill.

 

Committeeman Braden asked is the primary goal to improve the safety of pedestrians?

 

Barile answered yes, that was the main charge.  There was concern with kids running through the parking lot, etc.  The parking and the drop-off are now two totally separate locations.  I spent an evening out there photographing parking and drop-offs.  I think we have come up with a plan that will improve that situation.

 

Nielson asked this plan also helps handicap access?  Barile answered yes.

 

Braden stated we have received numerous call and letters here and at the Recreation level about safety at Camp Dawson, and I think this plan addresses that concern. 

 

Nielson asked if there was anyone from the public who wished to speak.  Hearing no comments, Chairwoman Nielson closed the public hearing.  Motion:  Bader.  Second:  Sandham.  All in favor.  Motion approved.

 

Nielson asked we have sent this to Trenton?  Barile answered yes, back in March or April.   I have not heard anything from them.  Nielson asked can you call?  Barile stated he will contact them.  I don’t think we need a green light.  They just asked us to make them aware of the revision after they approved the original plan.

 

Committeeman Daughtry stated he recalls a letter from Denise Gauweiler about safety.  Can we give her a heads up as to the schedule?

 

Motion to approve the Camp Dawson master plan.  Sandham.  Second:  Braden.  All in favor.  Motion approved.

 

Committeeman Sandham stated the Recreation Department should let the groups know what is going to happen to the schedule.  Barile stated he will prepare a notice of the construction schedule.  The park will be kept open.

 

NO. 2 – ORDINANCE NO. 2009-19 AMENDING CHAPTER 3.02 ENTITLED “FEES” OF THE REVISED GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MONTVILLE AND ESTABLISHING A CREDIT CARD CONVENIENCE FEE:

 

Chairwoman Nielson opened the public hearing.  Hearing no comments, Chairwoman Nielson closed the public hearing.  Motion:  Sandham.  Second:  Bader.  All in favor.  Motion approved.

 

Motion to adopt ordinance:  Sandham.  Second:  Braden.  Roll call vote – Daughtry, yes; Sandham, yes; Bader, yes; Braden, yes; Nielson, yes.  Ordinance adopted.

 

REPORTS:

 

NO. 1 – ADMINISTRATOR:  Absent.  No report.

NO. 2 – ATTORNEY:  No report.

NO. 3 – FINANCE:  No report.

 

NO. 4 – ENGINEER:  Barile reported the painting of the railroad trestle at Route 202/Changebridge Road is scheduled to begin tomorrow.  If it is too humid, it may be put off.

 

Route 46 bridge replacement – construction meeting with the NJDOT.  Work scheduled to begin in August.  The DOT plans to hold a public information meeting in Montville in July.

 

Master plan Metro Park property – they have the proposal for wetlands work, but no funds to execute it.  He was directed by Mr. Bastone to hold it.  Nielson stated there are monies in Recreation. 

 

Frances Vanderhoof, Director of Finance, will look to see if the funds are available.  Nielson stated it was my understanding we would at least get the LOI.

 

 

2009 MUNICIPAL BUDGET:

 

NO. 1 – RESOLUTION AMENDING THE 2009 MUNICIPAL BUDGET:  Vanderhoof stated the State made us reduce one of our revenues by $1,000.00.

 

WHEREAS, the public hearing on said budget has been held as advertised, and

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHEREAS, it is desired to amend said approved budget,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

of Morris, that the following amendments to the approved budget of 2009 be made:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From

To

ANTICIPATED REVENUES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miscellaneous Revenues

 

 

 

 

Miscellaneous Revenues- Section B:  State Aid Without

 

 

Offsetting Appropriations

 

 

 

 

 

Extraordinary Aid

 

 

 

 $                    -     

 $                         -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Section B:  State Aid Without Offsetting Appropriations

 

                            -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section D:  Special Items of General Revenue Anticipated with Prior

 

 

 

Written Consent of Director of Division of Local Government

 

 

 

Services - Interlocal Municipal Service Agreements Offset With Appropriations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Montville Township Board of Education - Nonpublic Nursing

 $              15,900

                 14,900

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Section D:  Interlocal Municipal Service Agreements Offset With

 

 

Appropriations

 

 

 

 

                 37,872

                 36,872

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section G:  Special Items of General Revenue Anticipated with Prior

 

 

 

Written Consent of Director of Division of Local Government

 

 

 

Services- Other Special Items

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contribution- Payment of Debt Service- Municipal Library

                 57,620

 

 

 

Reimbursement for Maintenance Services- Municipal Library

                 57,620

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Miscellaneous Revenues

 

 

7,151,526

7,150,526

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Subtotal General Revenues (Items 1,2,3 and 4)

10,464,800

10,463,800

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total General Revenues

 

 

 $      27,931,172

 $      27,930,172

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPROPRIATIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interlocal Municipal Service Agreements Offset by Revenues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Health Nursing Services

 

 

 

 

 

 

Board of Health

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Salaries and Wages

 

 

                 26,910

                 25,910

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Interlocal Municipal Service Agreements Offset by Revenues

                 31,910

                 30,910

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Operations Excluded from "CAPS"

 

2,091,441

2,090,441

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Detail:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Salaries & Wages

 

 

85,272

84,272

 

 

Other Expenses

 

 

 

2,006,169

2,006,169

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total General Appropriations for Municipal Purposes

 

 

  Excluded from "CAPS"

 

 

 

8,008,537

8,007,537

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Subtotal General Appropriations

 

 

25,631,172

25,630,172

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 $      27,931,172

 $      27,930,172

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that two certified copies of this resolution be filed forthwith in the Office of the Director of the Division of Local Government Services for certification of the 2009 local municipal budget so amended.

 

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

 

NO. 2 – RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE 2009 MUNICIPAL BUDGET:

 

BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township of Montville, County of Morris that the budget herein before set forth is hereby adopted and shall constitute an appropriation for the purposes stated of the sums therein set forth as appropriations, and authorization of the amount of:

 

            $17,466,372 for municipal purposes, and

           

            $1,671,388 Open Space, Recreation, Farmland and Historic Preservation Trust Fund Levy.

 

Summary of Revenues

 

General Revenues

 

Surplus Anticipated

$     2,140,000

Miscellaneous Revenues Anticipated

7,150,526

Receipts from Delinquent Taxes

1,173,274

Amount to be raised by Taxation for Municipal Purposes

17,466,372

Total Revenues

$   27,930,172

General Appropriations

 

Within “CAPS”

 

Operations including Contingent

$     15,857,071

Deferred Charges and Statutory Expenditures-Municipal

1,765,564

Excluded from “CAPS”

 

Operations – Total Operations Excluded from “CAPS”

2,090,441

Capital Improvements

 75,000

Municipal Debt Service

5,819,796

Deferred Charges - Municipal

22,300

Reserve for Uncollected Taxes

2,300,000

Total Appropriations

27,930,172

 

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

 

DISCUSSION ITEMS:

 

NO. 1 – ANIMAL SHELTER:  Review of memo from Frank Bastone, Township Administrator, dated June 18, 2009, regarding authorization to proceed with the new Animal Shelter.  The funding scenario is outlined in the memo. 

 

Vanderhoof stated she has a revision to the cost.  $12,000 - building accessories, gutters, downspouts.  He needs your approval to that change.  Township Committee – all in favor.

 

Daughtry stated the HVAC is not in this because that is a separate effort.

 

Sue Goldblatt, Montville Pet Parents, stated several weeks ago, Mr. Bastone met with one of their members – Mr. Udo Klemp.  He was offering a donation for some of the items.  Mr. Bastone had to get him a list of the details, and then he could see what he could provide.  I don’t know if that has happened yet.  I had also asked Mr. Bastone for the information on other services, as there are pending donations.  We have $44,660 dedicated to the capital campaign.  We have grant applications. 

 

Braden stated the $44,660 is not on Mr. Bastone’s list. 

 

Sandham stated my belief was the commitment we made was $300,000 including the contracts from the other towns.  This now is a significant amount above what I had envisioned.

 

Nielson stated there are site costs not factored in – totally about $17,000.  This Township Committee has appropriated $330,000 toward this project.  There are some other costs in the air here.  We need to make sure that all the I’s are dotted, and the t’s are crossed.

 

Daughtry stated he thought they preliminarily approved everything except $12,000.  Nielson stated they originally only appropriated $250,000.  We actually appropriated $330,000 – there were two prior ordinances of which some totals have already been spent.

 

Daughtry asked Ms. Goldblatt if any of the $44,000 in grants have to go to something specific.  Goldblatt stated she only knows right now that $5,000 has to go toward a dog area. 

Sandham stated the Administrator needs to get back to us on the portion of the $330,000 that was going to be reimbursed to us from the other towns.  The way it is presented is that the $99,000 is on top of that $330,000.

 

Discussion regarding in-kind donations, when they are going out to bid, etc.

 

Barile stated they are still waiting for the formal LOI.  Braden stated the architect is waiting for Mr. Bastone to give him the go-ahead to prepare the bid specs.  That is what is in front of us.

 

Authorize the Township Administrator to move forward and authorize the architect to prepare bid specs.  Motion:  Daughtry.  Second:  Bader.  Roll call vote – Daughtry, yes; Sandham, yes; Bader, yes; Braden, yes; Nielson, yes.  Motion approved.

 

PUBLIC PORTION FOR ITEMS NOT LISTED ON THE AGENDA:  Chairwoman Nielson opened the public portion.  Hearing no comments, Chairwoman Nielson closed the public portion.  Motion:  Sandham.  Second:  Bader.  All in favor.  Motion approved.

 

ORDINANCE INTRODUCTIONS:

 

NO. 1 – BOND ORDINANCE NO. 2009-20 PROVIDING FOR VARIOUS CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MONTVILLE, IN THE COUNTY OF MORRIS, NEW JERSEY, APPROPRIATING THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,349,495 THEREFOR AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $1,282,020 BONDS OR NOTES OF THE TOWNSHIP TO FINANCE PART OF THE COST THEREOF:

 

Ordinance is offered for adoption on first reading with second reading and public hearing scheduled for July 28, 2009, at 8 p.m.  Motion:  Sandham.  Second:  Bader.  Roll call vote – Daughtry, yes; Sandham, yes; Bader, yes; Braden, yes; Nielson, yes.  Motion approved.

 

NO. 2 – ORDINANCE NO. 2009-21 ESTABLISHING THE 2009 SALARIES OR WAGES OF OFFICIALS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MONTVILLE IN THE COUNTY OF MORRIS AND METHOD OF PAYMENT OF SUCH SALARY OR WAGES:  Unrepresented.

 

Ordinance is offered for adoption on first reading with second reading and public hearing scheduled for July 28, 2009, at 8 p.m.  Motion:  Sandham.  Second:  Bader.  Roll call vote – Daughtry, yes; Sandham, yes; Bader, yes; Braden, yes; Nielson, yes.  Motion approved.

 

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CONSENT AGENDA NO. 2009-CA13:  Motion:  Bader.  Second:  Daughtry.  Roll call vote – Daughtry, yes; Sandham, yes; Bader, yes; Braden, yes; Nielson, yes.  Resolution adopted.

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM A – RESOLUTION APPROVING REFUND OF OVERPAYMENT – TAX APPEAL 2008:

 

WHEREAS, The MORRIS COUNTY BOARD OF TAXATION has entered judgments on appeals filed by taxpayers in the Township of Montville; and

 

WHEREAS, the judgments reduced assessments and cancelled tax creating an overpayment of taxes for the year 2008;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the treasurer be authorized to draw checks in the amount of overpayment to:

                                               

Block 41 Lot 43.2

Tipcor, Inc.

56 Cooks Lane                                                                $29,927.02

Less 2nd Quarter 2009 taxes:                                                  $ 1,145.16

Total Refund                                                                           $28,781.86

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM B – RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE GRANT OF AN EASEMENT AND RIGHT-OF-WAY AGREEMENT TO NEW JERSEY NATURAL GAS – BLOCK 124, LOT 6, 91 PASSAIC VALLEY ROAD:

 

WHEREAS, New Jersey Natural Gas has requested that the Township convey a utility easement and right-of-way agreement over Township property known as Block 124, Lot 6 (91 Passaic Valley Road – Edmunds Property) so as to provide natural gas service to 6 Gaines Road; and

           

WHEREAS, this utility easement and right-of-way agreement is located in an area where there exists an access easement to 6 Gaines Road.

 

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 a utility easement and right-of-way agreement over Block 124, Lot 6 to New Jersey Natural Gas in the form attached hereto.

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM C – RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE TOWNSHIP OF MONTVILLE AND CGI COMMUNICATIONS, INC.:

 

WHEREAS, CGI Communications, Inc. and its eLocalLink division provide a Community Video Program which the Township of Montville desires to utilize in connection with its website; and

           

WHEREAS, the terms and conditions for the Township of Montville to utilize the community video program are set forth in a Community Video Tour Book Agreement dated April 20, 2009 between CGI Communications, Inc. and the Township of Montville; and

           

WHEREAS, the Township Committee finds that it would be in the best interest of the Township of Montville to enter in to this Agreement.

           

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 the Community Video Tour Book Agreement between the Township of Montville and CGI Communications, Inc. in the form attached hereto.

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM D – RESOLUTION APPROVING SOLICITOR’S PERMIT 2009 – SEDAT YILDIZ, MR. SAM’S ICE CREAM.  In conjunction with approval of food license.

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM E – PROCLAMATION TURN THE TOWNS TEAL CAMPAIGN AND SEPTEMBER OVARIAN CANCER AWARENESS MONTH:

 

WHEREAS, Ovarian cancer is called the “silent killer” because its symptoms are often vague or subtle; and

 

WHEREAS, Ovarian cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer death among women and the leading cause of gynecologic cancer death in the United States; and

 

WHEREAS, Each year, more than 22,000 Americans are diagnosed with the disease and approximately 16,000 die from it; and

 

WHEREAS, If detected in its early stages, survival from ovarian cancer is 90-95 percent.  Yet the five-year survival rate for the disease is only 28 percent, because it is so difficult to detect early; and

 

WHEREAS, The Turn the Towns Teal campaign was launched by Gail MacNeil during her 10-year battle with ovarian cancer; and

 

WHEREAS, Kaleidoscope of Hope (KOH), the Atlantic Health System and the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition-Northern NU (NOCC) are partnering to promote awareness of ovarian cancer through the Turn the Towns Teal campaign.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and Committee of the Township of Montville declare September as Ovarian Cancer Awareness month and support Turn the Towns Teal awareness campaign.

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM F- RESOLUTION APPROVING OPEN AND CLOSED SESSION MINUTES REGULAR MEETINGS 01/27/09 AND 02/10/09:  Approval of closed session and public session minutes - regular meetings 01/27/09 and 02/10/09.

 

RESOLUTIONS:

 

NO. 1 – RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE RENEWAL OF LIQUOR LICENSES 2009 – 2010:

 

            WHEREAS, applications have been filed by holders of liquor licenses within the Township of Montville seeking renewal for the years 2009 through 2010; and

            WHEREAS, the applications have been reviewed by the office of the Township Clerk, Land Use Administrator/Zoning, Health Officer, Chief of Police; and Fire Districts; and

 

            WHEREAS, the licenses have met the requirements for license renewal;

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township of Montville, County of Morris and State of New Jersey, that the following liquor licenses are renewed for the years 2009 through 2010:

 

·         1421-33-001-005      Don Pepe, Inc.  t/a Don Pepe Steakhouse, 58 Route 46 West, Pine Brook

·         1421-33-002-008  Jhett, Inc.  t/a Milan Restaurant, 13 Hook Mtn. Road, Pine Brook (inactive)

·         1421-32-003-005      OKCF, Inc.  t/a County Line Pub, 100 Bloomfield Avenue, Pine Brook

·         1421-33-004-002      Don Pepe, Inc.  t/a Don Pepe, 18 Bloomfield Avenue, Pine Brook

·         1421-44-005-005 H & D Liquor & Wine, Inc.  t/a Montville Wine & Spirits, 263 Changebridge Road, Pine Brook

·         1421-33-006-001  Lake Valhalla Club, 6 Vista Road, Montville

·         1421-33-007-005  Orense Spain, Inc. t/a Sevilla Spain, 29 Route 46, Pine Brook

·         1421-33-008-004      83 Mt. Rail Corp.  t/a Columbia Inn, 29 Route 202, Montville

·         1421-32-010-004 FHN Cuisine, LLC t/a Montville Inn, 167 Route 202, Montville

·         1421-33-011-007 Bonefish-Jersey/Long Island Limited Partnership, 28 Route 46, Pine Brook

·         1421-33-012-006  144 Route Enterprises, Inc. t/a Harrigan’s, 142 Main Road, Montville

·         1421-33-013-003  Poor Hanks, Inc. t/a Poor Henry’s, 8 Main Road, Montville

·         1421-32-014-007      SCO, Inc. t/a Red Barn Wine Cellar, 446 Route 202, Towaco

·         1421-33-015-002 Goose’s Restaurant Group, Inc. t/a Tiffany Restaurant, 74 Bloomfield Avenue, Pine Brook

·         1421-32-017-002      Dat Crupa, Inc. t/a D & D Liquors, 5 Old Bloomfield Avenue, Pine Brook

·         1421-44-018-01      Anthony Pio Costa, III, 1275 Bloomfield Avenue, Pine Brook (inactive)

 

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

 

NO. 2 – RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE AWARD OF CONTRACT FOR HOOK MOUNTAIN ROAD RESURFACING PROJECT:

 

WHEREAS, bids were received on June 19, 2009 for the Hook Mountain Road Resurfacing Project; and

 

            WHEREAS, the lowest responsible bid of $205,547.15 was received from English Paving Co., Inc.; and

           

WHEREAS, the amount bid is within the established budget for the project and the Township Engineer has recommended the award to English Paving Co., Inc.

           

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 English Paving Co, Inc. shall be awarded the Contract for the Hook Mountain Road Resurfacing Project in an amount of $205,547.15.

 

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

 

NO. 3 – RESOLUTION APPROVING THE LISTING OF BILLS AND SIGNING OF CHECKS:  Listing of bills approved; and the Mayor and Township Clerk are authorized to sign the checks.  Motion:  Sandham.  Second:  Bader.  Roll call vote – Daughtry, yes; Sandham, yes; Bader, yes; Braden, yes; Nielson, yes.  Resolution adopted.

 

Township Committee noted the next meeting, 07/14/09, is cancelled.  Next regular meeting is 07/28/09.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

Committeeman Daughtry stated the cell tower that is going on the Marotta property was delivered yesterday.

 

Historic Preservation Review Commission – properties on the canal:  I need to ask Marty Murphy to comment on dialogue as to when property owners fill in the canal, etc.

 

Murphy stated the historic list – the HPRC’s authority is based on the list.  The list has not been adopted in the code.  The fact that it is in the Master Plan is not sufficient.  That is a jurisdictional issue.  The second issue is no one is sure when the fill went in there.  It could have been 25 years ago.  It is a proof issue. 

 

Daughtry stated I will need something in writing.  I know you have already done some of that.  I need to go back to the HPRC and show them there is no binding ordinance in place.

 

Daughtry stated he received correspondence from the Morris County Economic Development Committee regarding a free service.  Nielson stated Montville’s Economic Development Committee has declined to participate in that.  Nielson stated she thinks the County has been given a response, but she will make sure.

 

Committeeman Sandham encouraged everyone to come out to the 4th of July festivities.

 

Committeeman Braden – no report.

 

Committeewoman Bader – no report.

 

Chairwoman Nielson stated she is going to request that Mr. Bastone review the letter from Mrs. Best regarding the senior club.  She submitted a copy to Mr. Murphy.  She will leave it in the Administrator’s hands.

 

Meeting adjourned at 9:25 p.m.  Motion:  Sandham.  Second:  Braden.  All in favor.  Motion approved.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

                                                           

Gertrude H. Atkinson, Township Clerk

 

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