TOWNSHIP ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Minutes of December 16, 2009
Cain, Jr. - present Margaret
Miller – Sanders - present
- present Mark Tabakin - absent
Ron Soussa -
present Deane Driscoll -
- present Alexander Kachmar – Alt. #1 - present
Greg Milazzo – Alt #2 - absent
Deb Nielson - present
Township Officials: Linda White, Land Use Administrator
Planning Board Liaison: Gary
Lewis - present
Speciale - present
Website Development – update
on what we would want to achieve as to our website. Mr. Driscoll indicated he discussed various
items with Mr. Bastone, his assistant and Mr. Perkins. He summarized that most
of what we want to accomplish can be done on our web but would require a new
software program, which Mr. Perkins is checking out. If the cost of the software can be determined
before end of year, the EDC moved that we would encumber up to the balance in
our account for that purpose. Most
members felt that the EDC should be a ‘stand alone’ website listing.
on how to get people interested in our website: ideas such as broadcasting to all of the major commercial realtors discussed. Mr. Soussa can supply Mrs. White with a list.
Vacancy list needs
to be kept current. This is one problem
with inability of updating website thru EDC since many of the documents on web
prior letter made by Ms. Horowitz. The
letter was simplified and instead of signatures, the names of the three members
will be on bottom of letter. Mrs. White
reviewed several concepts that the Planning Board subcommittee recently met
with and authorized the municipal planner to meet with these potential
developers. It was decided that the
Welcome Letter be sent to each of these entities from EDC, and that this form
letter be sent with each new application filed.
indicated there was a second Welcome Letter drafted which she feels would be
more in line with the Township Committee, and will review this with them.
Mr. Lewis updated
members on status of reviews at Planning Board level, noting that the Master
Plan subcommittee has pushed up the master plan schedule, and will be doing
other studies simultaneously (i.e. the Rt. 202 corridor with exception of
Towaco Center which has a newly completed Master Plan document).
of EDC minutes of 10-21-09 – Ron Cain,
Deane Driscoll, Alex Kachmar,
Margaret Miller-Sanders – Adopted unanimously
on absenteeism. Mrs. Nielson indicated
State just changed the law to 3 consecutive meetings absent without explanation,
which are grounds for removal of a member. Our codes indicate four unexcused absenteeism would result in removal of
a letter. Chair is to write a letter to
a member after three missed meetings in a row to remind them of Township code.
Mrs. Nielson also
indicated that the Township developed a Sustainable Green team consisting of
many different people in the community from all boards and commissions. They will review energy, solar panels,
recycling and reduction of carbon footprint. Three members on this committee are members of the EDC also.
Linda M. White