EDC minutes 10-21-09 Print E-mail


Minutes of October 21, 2009



Ron Cain, Jr. - present               Margaret Miller – Sanders - present

Everett Vreeland - present         Mark Tabakin - absent

Ron Soussa - present                 Deane Driscoll - present

Jennifer Horowitz - absent      Alexander Kachmar (Alt. #1)- present                                         Greg Milazzo – Alt #2 - absent


Township Officials:  Linda White, Land Use Administrator          

Planning Board Liaison:  Gary Lewis - present

                                             Tony Speciale - present



  • Update:  Master Plan update & EDC Goals & Objectives

Mr. Kachmar attended the Planning Board hearing on this issue and summarized the EDC’s goals & Objectives.  The membership appreciated him and others attending that evening’s meeting.

  • Highland’s – Matrix Review

Members reviewed the matrix.  Members felt that there were adequate controls with existing municipality’s ordinances as well as the restrictions imposed by DEP. 

Consensus of members was that we should continue to regulate our township locally, and felt we should unanimously opt out.  Mrs. White will send this info to the Planning Board as part of their deliberations on the issue.  Motion made by:  Deane Driscoll, seconded by Dick Vreeland

  • Website Development – update

Ms. Sanders indicated that the township website will be updated by an independent company that will provide a video of different areas within the municipality.  If you go to the website on front page, click on this area for some examples.  Any member having areas they feel should be considered should send in info.  They will highlight different businesses, places in community, etc.  Members requested to send in their input to the Township Administrator.

  • Shop Local Campaign

Ms. Sanders and Mr. Speciale indicating they are ordering pendants which will be displayed from lighting poles along corridor, and are going to use as much marketing as they can within our local newspaper and on web. 

Mrs. White indicated that perhaps we should also consider contacting our industrial owners and let them know the Township increased the percentage of retail allowed within their facility. 

Discussion ensued.  There are many businesses within the community that the residents are totally unaware of, and ways to promote this should be expanded on, especially in today’s bleak economic climate.

After this discussion, the goals of 2010 may be the promotion of our existing commercial and industrial base, and assist in whatever ways we can to get our local businesses thriving, educating our residents on benefits existing in their own community.

  • Montville Day

Ms. Sanders and several others felt that this day was a success, and that our local restaurants participated in ‘a taste of Montville’ which let many know what existed in township.  This also cost a lot less than prior years, and all in all was a success.

  • Vacancy Listing & Mapping

Mrs. White indicated she updates this as often as possible, and sends to the webmaster.  Not sure it that has been reflected on our website.

  • Secretary

Mr. Vreeland volunteered his services to taking minutes when needed.

Adoption of EDC minutes of 9-16-09


Mr. Soussa noted that there is a maintenance code violation immediate next to the new professional offices for Dr. Keating on River Road.  Mrs. White will have her inspector address and resolve.


Adoption of EDC minutes of 9-16-09 – Motion made by:  Ron Soussa, Seconded:  Ms. Sanders

Roll call:  unanimous

Meeting adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,

Linda M. White



With explanation

With explanation

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