MTC Meeting Minutes 01-05-10 Print E-mail

 The Township Committee of the Township of Montville conducted the Annual Reorganization Meeting on Tuesday, January 5, 2010 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 Committeewoman Deborah Nielson 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; Committeeman Braden; Committeewoman Nielson; Committeeman Don Kostka; Frank Bastone, Township Administrator; Frances Vanderhoof, Director of Finance; Anthony Barile, Township Engineer; Adam Brewer, Management Specialist; Tom Mazzaccaro, DPW/Water & Sewer Director; Martin Murphy, Township Attorney; and Gertrude Atkinson, Township Clerk.

 

Prayer – Reverend Charles Bigelow.

 

National Anthem sung by Sara Mazzaccaro.

 

OATH OF OFFICE – DON KOSTKA:  District 26 Assemblyman Jay Webber administered the Oath of Office to Committeeman Kostka.  Kostka was elected in the November 2009 General Election for a three-year term ending December 31, 2012.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Mayor Sandham thanked Reverend Bigelow for the invocation and Sara Mazzaccaro for singing the National Anthem.  He recognized the dignitaries in attendance:  Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen, State Senator Joe Pennacchio, Assemblyman Jay Webber, and Morris County Freeholder Doug Cabana.

 

Mayor Sandham thanked everyone for coming out this evening.  He acknowledged his family for their support, giving up their time with him, and allowing him to serve.  He also thanked Deb Nielson’s children for the sacrifices they made over the last two years while their mother served as Mayor.  He told his own children – you make me proud and inspire me!

 

Thank you to my friends for your support and encouragement.  Most I met through volunteering and many are here tonight.  Thank you to my fellow Township Committee members for their vote of confidence in me to chair this committee.  To the past mayors that I have served with and learned from – thank you to Steve (Moscone), Art and Deb.

 

Thank you to our Administrator, Department Heads and all our staff who work hard every day for our citizens.  Thank you to the members of the boards and commissions as well as the numerous volunteers throughout our Township – you are the strength of our Township.

 

I am often asked what makes Montville Township so great.  My answer is always the same – it is our volunteers.  You are the people that make things happen in this town.  It is not the detractors.  It’s not the critics.  We’ve all spent many years volunteering.  A friend gave me a quote by Theodore Roosevelt that applies to volunteers.  It sits in my office to remind me every day of what volunteer efforts really mean:  “It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.  The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory not defeat.”

 

I know we can share more victories if we continue to work together.  2009 was a difficult year.  We made many tough decisions.  We face many challenges and even more tough decisions in 2010.  So we need to be united.

 

We have been united on the financial front.  We now have a preliminary budget and a six-year capital plan prepared three months sooner.  We reduced our debt by $12 million over the last four years and have a plan to reduce it by over $18 million in the next six years.  That is the result of working together - among the Long-term Financial Planning Committee, our CFO, our Administrator, Department Heads, and the Township Committee.  That unity gave us our AAA bond rating.  It is proof of what we can achieve when we work together and are united.

 

Look around town at Camp Dawson, Community Park, the VFW, municipal fields and Fifth Base – it shows what we can do when we are united.

 

The Library Board worked with the Township Committee and will return over $200,000 to the Township in 2010, which will not be spent but will go to reduce taxes.  We want to minimize tax increases and debt service.  We want to insure the longevity of our volunteer groups like the First Aid Squad and their service to our citizens – united we can.  We want to work with the Board of Education to provide a better education for our children.  We want to build a new Animal Shelter, new tennis courts or a new skate park.  United we can.

 

Whether you are getting appointed today, already serve on one of these boards, are a member of one of our numerous and great volunteer organizations, or are a volunteer in waiting, as we go through 2010 together, I ask you to remember the words of Robert F. Kennedy:  “That which unites us is and must be, stronger than that which divides us.  We can concentrate on what unites us and secure the future for all our children; or we can concentrate on what divides us and fail our duty through argument and resentment and waste!”

 

2010 requires us to be positive in our outlook and, most importantly, be united.  We are much better and we can accomplish so much more when we focus on what unites us rather than what divides us.  I believe strongly that there is strength in our diversity.  It does not matter if we have an address in Montville, Pine Brook, or Towaco.  Whether we own a house or a condo, or what name we give to our creator.  Detractors look to divide and conquer.  Leaders, and everyone in this room is a leader, focus on what we have in common, what is important to all of us.  And for us that is – we all work to make Montville Township a better place to live!  That is our focus.  That is our goal for 2010 and beyond.

 

PRESENTATION TO JEAN BADER:  The Township Committee presented Jean Bader, outgoing Township Committeewoman, with a proclamation for her service and dedication to the Township.  She served on the Township Committee from 2004 to 2009.  She served as a member of the Board of Adjustment from 1998 to 2003.  She was the Township Committee liaison to the Board of Adjustment, Board of Health, and the Historic Preservation Review Commission.  The Township Committee also presented Jean with flowers and an engraved clock.

 

Bader thanked her family – Ivan, Sean, and Ian.  She thanked her campaign manager, Michael Klein.  She thanked all of the volunteered on the boards and commissions of Montville Township.  Bader thanked the Township’s staff, police department, fire departments, and the first aid squad.  She thanked the Township Committee and congratulated Mr. Kostka.  She congratulated Jim Sandham and Tim Braden on becoming Mayor and Deputy Mayor.  She wished all of the Township Committee success.  Friendships I have developed will carry me for a lifetime.  Thank you.

 

PRESENTATIONS TO BOARD AND COMMISSION MEMBERS:  The Township Committee acknowledged the following Board and Commission members for their years of service and dedication to the Township.  Those individuals present at the meeting were presented with proclamations or plaques:

 

 

Drug Awareness Municipal Alliance:

 

Lori DiPiazza – 6 years – 2004 to 2009

Denise Logan – 8 years – 2002 to 2009

Patricia Swiatek – 1 year – 2009

 

Economic Development Committee:

 

Mark Tabakin – 13 years – 1997 to 2009                               

Gregory Milazzo – 1 year – 2009

Environmental Commission:

 

David Cotter – 4 years – 2006 to 2009

Ray Hinkle – 2 years – 2008 to 2009 

 

Historic Preservation Review Commission:

 

Alan Lucibello - 18 years – 9/24/91 to 2009

Kathy Fisher -8 years – 2002 to 2009, also served as Chairperson

Wojciech Mickowski – 1 year – 2009

 

Housing Committee:

 

Marie Shaw – 11 years – 1999 to 2009

 

Library Board of Trustees:

 

Julie Cohan – 6 years – 2004 to 2009

Susan Max – 5 years – 2004 to 2008

 

Local Assistance Board:

 

Lucille Rockis – Local Assistance Board and Public Assistance Director – 16 years – 1994 to 2009

Maida Avallone – 30 years – 1981 or prior to 2009, also served as Chairperson

Maryann Galiger - 10 years – 2000 to 2009

Michael Fiore – 4 years – 2006 to 2009

Cynthia Fass – 3 years – 2007 to 2009

 

Recreation Commission:

 

Barbara Kapral – 15 years – 1995 to 2009

Anthony Petrillo – 10 years – 2000 to 2009

Kevin Horan – 10 years – 2000 to 2009

 

Residents’ with Disabilities Advisory Committee:

 

Maggie Nelligan – 3 years – 2006 to 2008

 

Open Space Committee:

 

Richard Moore - 3 years – 2007 to 2009

Cathy Mahoney – 4 years – 2006 to 2009

Denise Rule – 3 years – 2007 to 2009

 

The Township Committee acknowledged the fact that the Township’s local assistance is now being handled through the County.  They especially recognized Lucille Rockis and Maida Avallone for their exceptional service to the Local Assistance Board.

 

Mayor Sandham spoke about the Open Space Committee.  This committee has been very successful in Montville.  In the last two years, we have secured grants from the County in the amount of $4 million to buy properties in town.  Sandham announced to the audience if you are interested in getting involved in Open Space, let us know.

 

PUBLIC PORTION:  Chairman Sandham opened the public portion.

 

Michael O’Brien, 92 Pine Brook Road, Towaco, congratulated the Township Committee and the Mayor.  He spoke on the issue of the reappointment of Kathy Fisher.  There are a lot of rumors and misstatements in the community.  She is a tremendous irreplaceable resource to this community.  She brings knowledge and expertise to the Historic Preservation Review Commission.  She is an incredibly devoted human being to the cause that she feels is important.  I would not want it to be the case that her not being appointed to the commission has and affect on the willingness of some other people to volunteer in this community.

 

For all of these reasons, I urge the members of the Township Committee to reconsider the appointment of Kathy Fisher to the HPRC.  I think without her we cannot function as well as we have in the past.  Whatever issues there may be, they can be clarified.  If she were not to be appointed because there is not a seat, I would personally gladly give up my seat to have someone of her quality on the commission.  I implore the committee to reassess and to accept the petition that has been circulating. 

 

Congratulations and Happy New Year to all of you.

 

O’Brien submitted the petition to the Township Clerk.

 

Hearing no further comments, Chairman Sandham closed the public portion.  Motion:  Nielson.  Second:  Braden.  All in favor.  Motion approved.

 

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 – 90 days - not to exceed $45,000.00

Lerch, Vinci & Higgins, Township Auditors – not to exceed $50,750.00

McManimon & Scotland, LLC – Edward J. McManimon, III, Bond Counsel – not to exceed $25,000.00

Knapp, Trimboli & Prusinowski, LLC - Fredric M. Knapp, Esq., Labor Counsel – not to exceed $8,000.00

Anderson & Denzler Associates – William Ryden, Engineer, Water & Sewer Department –  not to exceed $200,000.00

 

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

 

NO. 2 – RESOLUTION APPOINTING DANIEL DANZI MUNICIPAL PROSECUTOR:  One-year term.  Motion:  Kostka.  Second:  Nielson.  All in favor.  Resolution adopted.

 

NO. 3 – RESOLUTION APPOINTING DENIS DRISCOLL MUNICIPAL PROSECUTOR:  One year term.  Motion:  Nielson.  Second:  Braden.  All in favor.  Resolution adopted.

 

NO. 4 – RESOLUTION APPOINTING DAVID A. AMADIO AS MUNICIPAL PUBLIC DEFENDER:  One-year term.  Motion:  Braden.  Second:  Daughtry.  All in favor.  Resolution adopted.

 

NO. 5 – APPOINTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR – RUDOLF APPELMANN AND DEPUTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR – HARRY SCHAUB, JR.:  Three-year terms.  Motion:  Daughtry.  Second:  Kostka.  All in favor.  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 2010:

 

            Tax Searcher – Frances L. Vanderhoof

            Improvement Searcher - Gertrude Atkinson

Motion:  Kostka.  Second:  Nielson.  All in favor.  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:  Nielson.  Second:  Braden.  All in favor.  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 2010 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 Clerk – Gertrude H. Atkinson

Department Head of the Department of Police – Richard Cook

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 2010:

 

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.  All in favor.  Resolution adopted.

 

NO. 9 – RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PASSAGE OF CONSENT AGENDA NO. 2010-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 and 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 authorizing certain approved State contract vendors

J.          Resolution Overtime Pay and Vacation Paychecks

K.        Resolution Faithful Performance Bonds

 

Motion:  Daughtry.  Second:  Kostka.  Roll call vote – Daughtry, yes; Kostka, yes; Nielson, yes; Braden, yes; Sandham, 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 2010

 

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.

 

2010                                              2010

 

            January 12                                          June 22

            January 26                                          July 27

            February 9                                           August 10

            February 23                                         September 14

            March 9                                               September 28

            March 23                                             October 12

            April 13                                                October 26

            April 27                                                November 9

            May 11                                     November 23

            May 25                                     December 14                                     

            June 8                                                

           

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 2010.

 

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 2010:

 

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 2010 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 AUTHORIZING CERTAIN APPROVED STATE CONTRACT VENDORS:

 

WHEREAS, the Township of Montville, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A: 11-12a and N.J.A.C. 5:34-7.29(c), may by resolution and without advertising for bids, purchase any goods or services under the State of New Jersey Cooperative Purchasing Program for any State contracts entered into on behalf of the State by the Division of Purchase and Property in the Department of the Treasury; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Township of Montville has the need on a timely basis to purchase goods or services utilizing State contracts; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Township of Montville intends to enter into contracts with the attached Referenced State Contract Vendors through this resolution and properly executed contracts, which shall be subject to all the conditions applicable to the current State contracts.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Township of Montville authorized the Purchasing Agent to purchase certain goods or services from those approved New Jersey State Contract Vendors on the attached list, pursuant to all conditions of the individual State contracts; and

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the governing body of the Township of Montville pursuant to N.J.A.C 5:30-5.5(b), the certification of available funds, shall either certify the full maximum amount against the budget at the time the contract is awarded, or no contract amount shall be chargeable or certified until such time as the goods or services are ordered or otherwise called for prior to placing the order, and a certification of availability of funds is made by the Chief Finance Officer; and

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the duration of the contracts between the Township of Montville and the Referenced State Contract Vendors shall be from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010.

 

Referenced State Contract Vendors

 

Commodity/Service                            Vendor                                     State Contract #

 

Gasoline                                              Allied Oil Co.                           A66321 & A65046

Rock Salt                                            Atlantic Salt                             A72770

International Salt                     A72769

Computer Services                             Edmunds & Company                        A81201

Recreation Equipment                        Wilfred McDonald                   A59074

Fibar                                        A59081

MidAtlantic Park Equip.           A59071

Auto Parts                                           Auto Zone, Inc.                        A71188

Police Supplies                                  Lawman Supply Co.               A83846 & A73992

Arts & Crafts Supplies                                    S & S Worldwide                    A70932

Auctions                                              Gov Deals                               A70967

Police Communication Service          Motorola                                  A74534

Industrial Supplies                               Grainger                                  A72605

Office Supplies                                   Staples                                    A74337

Computers                                          Dell                                          A70256

Police Cars                                         Warnock Automotive              A72468

Road & Highway Materials                  Tilcon                                      A73454

Catch Basins                                      Campbell Foundry                  A71626

Mail Equipment                                   Pitney Bowes                          A75237

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEM J – 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 K – 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 2010:

 

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 2010 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 2010; and

 

            WHEREAS, the total Appropriations in the 2009 Budget, less Appropriations made for Capital Improvement Fund, Debt Service and Relief of the Poor (Public Assistance) are as follows:

 

GENERAL      $22,029,301

WATER           $  2,476,959

SEWER           $  2,696,155

 

            WHEREAS, 26.25% of the total Appropriations in the 2009 Budget, less Appropriations for Capital Improvement Fund, Debt Service and Relief of the Poor (Public Assistance) is as follows:

 

GENERAL    $5,782,692

WATER         $  650,202

SEWER         $  707,741

 

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

 

 

 

 

NO. 11 – RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE FOR 2010 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, 2009; and

 

            WHEREAS, principal and interest will be due on various dates from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010 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, 2010 to December 31, 2010, inclusive.

 

DEBT SERVICE-TOWNSHIP OF MONTVILLE-2010

 

Payment of Bonds:

                        Refunding Bonds 2009                       $   395,000

                        Refunding Bonds 2009                       $1,280,000

                        General Bonds 2008                           $   170,000

                        General Bonds 2006                           $   100,000

                        General Bonds 2004                           $   285,000

                        General Bonds 2002                           $   270,000

                        General Bonds 2000                           $   500,000

                       

                        TOTAL                                                $3,000,000

 

Interest on Bonds:

                        Refunding Bonds 2009                       $    38,313

                        Refunding Bonds 2009                       $  343,438

                        General Bonds 2008                           $    79,933

                        General Bonds 2006                           $  228,300

                        General Bonds 2004                           $  245,280

                        General Bonds 2002                           $  120,510

                        General Bonds 2000                           $    25,000

 

                        TOTAL                                               $1,080,774

 

Green  Acres:

 

            Pyramid Mountain:

                                                            Principal                      Interest

 

                                                            $77,166                       $  2,734

                                                            $29,092                       $  8,031

 

            Dawson Lefkowitz:    

                                                            $71,857                       $  4,800

                                                          $178,115                       $15,565           $193,680

 

Open Space Trust Fund:

           

            Refunding Bonds 2009           $    5,000

            Payment of Bonds 2008         $  70,000

            Payment of Bonds 2004         $145,000

            Payment of Bonds 2002         $310,000

            Payment of Bonds 2000         $315,000                                             $845,000

 

            Refunding Bonds 2009                                               $  72,138

            Interest on Bonds 2008                                               $  59,581

            Interest on Bonds 2004                                               $126,720

            Interest on Bonds 2002                                               $246,600

            Interest on Bonds 2000                                               $  15,750         $520,789

 

New Jersey Environmental Trust Fund:

           

            2001 Fund Loan Principal       $  5,766

            2001A Interest                                                             $  4,050

            2001A Principal Trust             $  5,000

            2002 Interest                                                               $24,288

            2002 Principal Trust                $31,890

            2002 Principal Fund                $25,000

            2003A Fund Loan Principal   $10,000

            2003A Principal Trust             $30,267

            2003A Interest                                                             $  7,758

                                                          $107,923                       $36,096         $144,019

 

Water Capital:

 

            General Bonds Series 2001  

                                    Principal          $190,624                    

                                    Interest                                                $ 32,712

            General Bonds Series 2006

                                    Principal          $  75,000

                                    Interest                                                $132,577                                                                                                         $265,624                     $165,289

                                                                                                                        $430,913

           

Interest of 2009

            (1)    Bond Anticipation Note                                       $    6,475

 

Sewer Capital:

 

            General Bonds Series 2008    $400,000                    $217,538

            General Bonds Series 2001    $729,376                    $125,162

                                                          $1,129,376                    $342,700     $1,472,076

 

            Interest on 2009

            (1)    Bond Anticipation Note                                       $  23,550

            (2)    Bond Anticipation Note                                       $  11,250

 

1991 Wastewater Loan

 

                                    Principal          $144,622

                                    Fund Loan       $  95,312

                                                            $239,934

 

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

 

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

 

Sandham stated the Township Committee has a memo here for the boards and commissions requesting that they rotate the chairs.  We believe a chair should serve no longer than three years.  We understand this is something new.  We ask the boards and commissions to consider it. 

 

Also, I put forth to the Township Committee, and we will be discussing at our next meeting:  as suggested by Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen – a Census Complete Count Committee.  Also, a Technology Committee.

 

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

 

BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT:

            Gerard Hug - 3 year term

Thomas Buraszeski - 4 year term

Donald Kanoff - 4 year term

      Kenneth P. Shirkey, Alternate #2 – 2 year term

      Township Committee Liaison – Art Daughtry; Tim Braden, Alternate

     

BOARD OF HEALTH:

      Ronald H. Belmont, Sr.  – 3 year term

      Raymond J. Clark – 3 year term

      Township Committee Liaison – Tim Braden; Don Kostka, Alternate

 

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 – Deb Nielson; Tim Braden, Alternate

 

DRUG AWARENESS-MUNICIPAL ALLIANCE COUNCIL:

      Acceptance of resignation from Patricia Swiatek

Karl Fisher - 3 year term

      Nancy Mertz - 3 year term

      Kathy Sandham - 3 year term

Michael Duddy - 3 year term

Christopher Porecca – 3 year term

David Peterson – 3 year term

Lauren Connelly - 3 year term

      Jaime Wild, Social Services Director - 1 year term

      Township committee Liaison – Art Daughtry; Tim Braden, Alternate

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE:

      Acceptance of resignation from Gregory Milazzo

Alex Kachmar  – 3 year term

Jennifer Horowitz –  3 year term

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

      Arnold Schancupp, Alternate #1 – 2 year term ending 12/31/11

Kevin Seidel, Alternate #2 – Unexpired 2 year term ending 12/31/10

Township Committee Liaison – Jim Sandham, Deb Nielson, Alternate

 

ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION:

      Acceptance of resignation from David Cotter

Hugh Merritt – 3 year term

      Michele Caron – 3 year term

Jim Muhaw  - unexpired 3 year term ending 12/31/10

      Victor Canning, Planning Board Liaison - 1 year term

      Monica Mianecki, Alternate #1 – Unexpired 2 year term ending 12/31/10

      Gary Annibal, Alternate #2 – 2 year term

      Township Committee Liaison – Art Daughtry; Tim Braden, Alternate

 

HISTORIC PRESERVATION REVIEW COMMISSION:

      Bradley Botelho – 4 year term

      Barbara Toner Demarest – 4 year term

      David Tubbs – 4 year term

      Shawn Ruby – Alternate #1 – Unexpired 2 year term ending 12/31/10

Jerry Sapperstein – Alternate #2 – 2 year term

      Township Committee Liaison – Art Daughtry; Don Kostka, Alternate

 

HOUSING COMMITTEE:

      Ralph Avallone, Sr.  – 3 year term

      Irwin Guterman – 3 year term

      Carol Ann Soroko – 3 year term

      Township Committee Liaison – Deb Nielson, Don Kostka, Alternate

 

LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

Mayor - 1 year term

      Rita Seipp, Interim Superintendent of Schools - 1 year term

      Vacancy, Alternate to Superintendent of Schools - 1 year term       

      Alternate Township Committee – Tim Braden

 

MAYOR’S APPOINTMENTS TO THE LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

      Robert Lefkowitz – 5 year term

 

PLANNING BOARD:

      Mayor – 1 year term

      Deb Nielson, Township Committee - 1 year term

 

MAYOR’S APPOINTMENTS TO THE PLANNING BOARD:

      Gary Lewis, 4 year term

      Ladis Karkowsky, 4 year term

      Victor M. Canning, Environmental Commission liaison, 1 year term

      Lawrence D. Tobias, Alternate #2, 2 year term

 

RECREATION COMMISSION:

Joseph Marrapodi – 3 year term

Maria Biggio – 5 year term

Daren Colaiacovo, 5 year term

      Township Committee Liaison – Tim Braden; Art Daughtry, Alternate

 

RESIDENTS WITH DISABILITIES ADVISORY COMMITTEE:

      Rosanne Dawer - 3 year term

      Dorie Berman - 3 year term

      Sharon Buys – 3 year term

      Amy O’Neil – Alternate #1, 3 year term

Vacancy – Alternate #2, Unexpired 3 year term ending 12/31/11

      Township Liaison – Kelley Kehoe

      Township Committee Liaison – Don Kostka; Deb Nielson, Alternate

 

LONG-TERM FINANCIAL PLANNING COMMITTEE:  Annual Appointments.

Howard Chesler, Steven Khalaf, Tim Kelly, Salvatore LoBiondo, Robert D. Lowenfish, Michael J. Nicoletti, Stephen Samitt, Evan S. Zuckerman, Frances L. Vanderhoof, Frank Bastone. 

Chamber of Commerce Liaison – Barry Braverman

Township Committee Liaison – Don Kostka, Jim Sandham, Alternate

 

OPEN SPACE COMMITTEE:  Annual Appointments.

Maritza Byrne, Richard Conklin, Don Kostka, John Misiewicz, Robert Purnell, Jim Sandham, Vincent Zigarelli.  Township Liaison – Adam Brewer.

 

TREE REMOVAL PERMIT APPEALS BOARD:  Annual Appointments.

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

 

Sandham stated regarding the Mayor’s appointments – even though they are technically Mayor’s appointments, they function as a group of five and all agree on the appointments. 

 

Each Township Committee liaison made the motion to approve the appointments for their respective boards/commissions.  Second:  each Township Committee alternate liaison for their respective boards/commissions.  All in favor.  Resolution adopted.

 

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

 

RESOLVED, that the Township Committee recognizes 2010 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, Adam Brewer, Kathy Codella, Vince Comperatore, Glenn Cuomo, Sylvana Dalia, Marianne Dispenziere, Vincent Dotterweich, Pat Ferrara, Carl Grau, Donald Hatzel, Cynthia Held, Diana Higgins, Aleksander Howar, Dennis Howar, Margaret Lam, Sue Marinello, Paul Martino, Tom Mazzaccaro, Tom Mazzaccaro, Jr., John Osborne, Irwin Paster, Jordan Paster, Judy Paster, Gene Peer, Robert Plishka, Benito Quilici, Dean Quilici, Christina Renfer, Edward Rosellini, John Rosellini, Kathy Sandham, Shashi Sang, Chris Schlomann, Joseph Serrecchia, Sr., Maryann Witty, Stan Zagula 

 

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

 

NO. 14 – RESOLUTION APPOINTING REPRESENTATIVES:  Annual appointments.

 

            BE IT RESOLVED, that the following representatives be appointed for the year 2010: 

           

            Morris County JIF and MEL:  Frank Bastone; Adam Brewer, Alternate

            North Jersey Municipal Employee Benefits Fund:  Frances Vanderhoof

            Board of Education:  Deborah Nielson

            Morris County League of Municipalities:  Mayor and Frank Bastone

            Morris County Community Development:  Mayor, Adam Brewer, Frank Bastone

            Rockaway River Watershed Cabinet:  Tim Braden, Stanley Mikulka, Cliff Seipel

 

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

 

NO. 16 – RESOLUTION APPROVING REFUND OF TAX OVERPAYMENT 2009:  Block 160.2, Lot 5, $10,146.30.  Motion:  Daughtry.  Second:  Nielson.  Roll call vote – Daughtry, yes; Kostka, yes; Nielson, yes; Braden, yes; Sandham, yes.  Resolution adopted.

 

Benediction – Reverend Charles Bigelow.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 2010-CES-01-05-10 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 – PSE&G.

 

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

 

Closed session – 8:10 p.m.

 

Meeting adjourned at 8:40 p.m.  Motion:  Nielson.  Second:  Kostka.  All in favor.  Motion approved.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

                                                           

Gertrude H. Atkinson, Township Clerk

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