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July 25, 2006                                                             

 

A Workshop Meeting of the Township Council of the Township of Roxbury was held on July 25, 2006 at 1715 Route 46, Ledgewood, New Jersey at 7:30 p.m.

           

OPEN PUBLIC MEETING STATEMENT

Adequate notice of this meeting of the Township Council of the Township of Roxbury was given as required by the Open Public Meetings act as follows:  Notice was faxed to the Daily Record, the Newark Star Ledger and the Roxbury Register on January 5, 2006; notice was posted on the bulletin board in the main hallway of the Municipal Building on January 5, 2006.

 

ROLL CALL:  Councilwoman Kathy DeFillippo, Councilmen Fred Hall, Jim Rilee, Richard Zoschak, Tim Smith, Deputy Mayor John Ciaramella and Mayor Martin Schmidt

 

ALSO PRESENT:  Christopher Raths, Township Manager; Anthony Bucco, Township Attorney; Janet Rieth, Deputy Township Clerk and Mary Jane Parr, Administrative Aide 

 

REPORTS OF COUNCIL LIAISON REPRESENTATIVES, COUNCIL COMMITTEES AND NEW BUSINESS/OLD BUSINESS

 

New Business

Presentation—Dog Park

At this time, Mayor Schmidt stepped down from discussion.

 

Heather Darling, Sam Horton, Andrea Horan, Michele Kotarski and Matt Kotarski, all members of the Roxbury Dog Park Committee, presented Council with an overview of the plans for the dog park, which is being planned for a portion of the Emmans Road Park.  They advised that the anticipated start up costs would be approximately $5,700 and the annual administrative fees would be $7,300. The Committee would like to sell advertisement signage to help pay the costs, similar to the advertisements at the Succasunna baseball fields. Mr. Horton advised that the Township would own the park and the Committee would maintain it, with a Township employee assuring that it is being maintained.  Mr. Bucco advised that the Township must own, supervise and operate the park.  Mr. Bucco further advised that Mrs. DeCroce, the Township’s Insurance Commissioner, will need to speak with the Joint Insurance Fund to determine if there are certain rules and regulations that the Township must comply with in order to be covered by the Fund.  Mr. Schmidt advised that Mrs. DeCroce has been in contact with the JIF and the Township would be covered, with no added premium.  Mr. Raths advised that there would need to be a resolution approving the Committee’s improvements to the park.  Mr. Bucco stated that the Township would also need to amend the fee Ordinance to include the $20.00 fee for the dog tag.  Council members stated that they are not in favor of the advertising signage and would like the Committee to look at other means of raising money.

 

Mr. Rilee made a motion to approve the Dog Park, subject to confirmation of insurance, the adoption of an appropriate fee ordinance establishing the fees for usage of the park and the provision that signs sold within the park would not be allowed.   Mr. Smith seconded the motion.

 

Roll Call:

Mr. Rilee – yes Mr. Smith – yes

Mr. Ciaramella – yes    Mrs. DeFillippo – yes

Mr. Hall – yes              Mr. Zoschak – yes

 

Motion carried 6 – 0

 

At this time Mayor Schmidt returned to the dais.

 

Department Presentation—Planning and Zoning

Russell Stern, Township Planner, provided Council with an update on the Planning and Zoning Department.  The Land Development Ordinances have been codified and are available on the Township web site.  Permit forms are also now available on line and they are in the process of placing the electronic tracking system on line.  Once it is fully on line, development applications will be able to be tracked.  In terms of COAH, the Planning Board adopted its Housing Element and Fair Share Plan on November 5, 2005.  The Township will have an anticipated surplus of over 200 units going into the year 2014.  As a requirement of COAH, there is an ordinance on tonight’s agenda establishing the position of a Municipal Housing Liaison to administer the Township’s affordable housing program. Mr. Stern will continue in that position.  Discussion ensued as to where the funds will come from for this position.  Mr. Raths will contact COAH to determine if the money can come out the Housing Fund.  Mr. Stern advised that the Township has designated up to 37 RCA units to East Orange.  He has received a resolution from East Orange authorizing the agreement for the units, along with a draft agreement.

 

Mr. Stern spoke about the development in the Township and stated that there are 286,815 square feet of industrial type of development, which includes Gemini, Woodmont Development and the 200,000 to be built by Ron Petillo.  Merry Heart has resubmitted their drawings and would like to go to construction before Winter.  There are also plans being put together to redevelop the Wickes Lumber site and Barnes & Noble is talking about building a bigger facility. Mr. Stern advised that the Roxwood project (Muscarelli) was zoned for over 300 units and through litigation, ordinances were amended and the tract has a yield of 260 for sale age-restricted units.  Out of the 260 units, 52 are affordable housing senior units.  Mr. Stern advised that Villages is coming to an end and there are a variety of small subdivisions in the Township.  Renaissance, which has 42 market units and 35 Senior units and Dellamo, which has 35 units are also before the Planning Board. Other major projects in the Township are Walgreens, which will be built next to Smiles II, a BMW dealership will be built at the Frank’s Nursery site and the Kenvil Newcrete facility will be remodeling.

 

Council commended Mr. Stern for everything he has accomplished.

 

Old Business

Procurement Policy

This will be discussed at a future meeting.

 

Appointments

Rockaway River Watershed Cabinet—2 Members, 1-year term

Economic Development Committee—1 Member, 3-year term

Raritan Highlands Compact—2 Members

Sussex County 208 Water Quality PAC

Planning Board Alternate No., 2, unexpired term of Michael Hawley, 1/1/06 – 12/31/07

Citizens Cable Committee, unexpired term of Michael Hawley, 3/8/05 – 12/31/07

 

The above appointments will be discussed at a future meeting.

 

PUBLIC PORTION

Mr. Gefert, Riggs Avenue, Landing, stated that he is very pleased to let Council know that there has been no crushing stone and no dust in the area for the last ten days. 

 

Mr. Kluska, Emmans Road, stated that while he favors the dog park, he would have liked public input before there was a motion from Council.  Mr. Rilee stated that the motion was just for the Committee to be able to get things started and it was not the approval of the Resolution or Ordinance.  Mr. Kluska also would not like to see advertising signs at the park. 

 

Mr. Church, Eyland Avenue, Succasunna, stated that there is a resolution on the Agenda tonight regarding the aircraft flying overhead.  He feels there is more that should be done on the local level with noise.

 

At 8:50 PM Council took a short break

At 9:00 PM Council returned to the Workshop Meeting.

 

MATTERS REQUESTED/REFERRED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS, MANAGER, ATTORNEY OR CLERK

A. Application for Raffles License No. RA: 1298 by Two Kids Foundation

B. Application for Raffles License No. RA: 1299 by The Roxbury Parents for Exceptional Children, Inc.

C. Application for Raffles License No. RA: 1300 by Hopatcong Ambulance Squad, Inc.

D. Letter from Ms. Graham & Ms. Rowe requesting Block Party

 

Mr. Zoschak made a motion to approve Items A through D.  Mr. Rilee seconded the motion.

 

Roll Call:

Mr. Zoschak – yes       Mr. Rilee – yes

Mr. Ciaramella – yes    Mrs. DeFillippo – yes

Mr. Hall – yes              Mr. Smith – yes

Mayor Schmidt – yes

 

Motion carried 7 – 0

 

REPORTS OF COUNCIL LIAISON REPRESENTATIVES, COUNCIL COMMITTEES

Mrs. DeFillippo advised that, due to the weather, the Main Street Streetscaping Committee was not able to tour Madison and Morristown.  This will be rescheduled for August.

 

Mrs. DeFillippo stated that she spoke with Mayor Schmidt regarding the Main Street Streetscaping Committee assisting with fundraising for the 9/11 Memorial.

 

Mr. Raths spoke regarding the Water/Sewer Committee meeting and advised that the Treatment Plant is being re-permitted and next year, in order to comply with DEP regulations, the Township will have to complete several analytical studies on the Plant and its discharge, which will cost a significant amount of money.

 

Mr. Hall commended the staff on the work completed at Mooney Mountain Park and the repaving of the roads.  He feels that a plan should be put in place regarding what should be done with the old structures on the Gottdiener tract.  Mr. Raths advised that Mr. Blood has been looking into this.

 

Mr. Hall requested an update on the stacking ordinance.  Mr. Bucco advised that he sent a draft ordinance to Russell Stern.  Mr. Raths will check on this.

 

Mr. Hall stated that he received a request from a resident pertaining to a graffiti ordinance and questioned if Council feels there is a need for such an ordinance in Roxbury.  The Council agreed that it is not necessary.

 

Mr. Hall commended Mr. Smith on the Summer Concert in the Park series.

 

Mr. Ciaramella advised that there will be an Economic Development Committee Thursday at 7:00 PM.

 

Mr. Ciaramella advised that the July meeting of the DPW Committee was canceled. The removal of the asbestos is underway.  The next stage would be the demolishing of the building. 

 

Mr. Ciaramella advised that the plans are moving forward for the 9/11 Memorial. 

 

Mr. Smith advised that there will be two more concerts this year, one this Thursday and the final one the following week.

 

Mr. Smith questioned what is expected of the workers at the Recycling Center.  Mr. Raths stated that they are supposed to assist on heavy loads, keep the area neat, check proof of residency and one of the workers is in charge of compacting the material that comes into the area.

 

Mr. Zoschak stated that the Lake Hopatcong Commission met on July 17th.  Senator Bucco will be conducting a boat tour on August 14th, by invitation only, and he would like to be sure that the Township has representation.

 

Mr. Zoschak received a complaint regarding the tall grass and garbage on the Gottdiener tract.  Mr. Raths advised that he has sent the complaint to Mr. Blood.  Mr. Raths will follow up.

 

Mr. Zoschak requested an update on the Township entrance signs.  Mr. Raths advised that the signs will be delivered within the next couple of months and two or three locations have been sold. 

 

Mr. Zoschak questioned if Mr. Crimi will provide fill for the Dell Avenue Park.  Mr. Raths stated that Mr. Crimi has given fill in the past; however, it has been trucked into the park from outside of Roxbury.  Mr. Raths will speak with Mr. Crimi.

 

Mr. Zoschak discussed the dust problems at the McNear site.  Mr. Bucco advised that he has not had an opportunity to review the documents he received today.  Mr. Zoschak would like to have a meeting with the Council, Tilcon and the neighbors to attempt to resolve the situation.

 

Regarding the stacking ordinance, Mr. Rilee advised that he would like to see this move forward.

 

Mr. Rilee asked Mr. Raths if he contacted Congressman Frelinghuysen’s office in reference to setting up a meeting regarding the rail yard.  Mr. Raths stated that before he sets up a meeting he needs clarification as to whether the meeting would be with individual Council members, or with the committee that Mr. Rilee would like to create.  Mr. Rilee stated that he would like to meet with him as soon as possible.  Mr. Raths will contact Congressman Frelinghuysen.

 

Mayor Schmidt stated that the American Red Cross has advised that they have a critical blood shortage and would like anyone who is able to please donate.

 

Mayor Schmidt advised that Morris County will be holding a 9/11 Memorial service on September 10th at 7:00 PM.  He further advised that the Township will also be holding a 9/11 Memorial service on September 10th.  Details will follow in the next few weeks.

 

Mayor Schmidt advised that he received a call regarding VRI dumping concrete on their property.  He further stated that he took a walk at the site and a  guard rail is missing and black top and concrete is poured over the side.  Mr. Raths will look into this.  Mayor Schmidt would also like to look into the possibility of posting “No ATV” signs.

 

Mayor Schmidt advised that Mr. Cramond, of the Roxbury Historical Society, spoke to him regarding sealing the top of the pump house at Canal Park.  Mr. Raths stated that Mr. Blood has been working with Mr. Cramond on this.  He will get an update from Mr. Blood and report back to Council.

 

Mayor Schmidt requested an update on the Riparian ordinance.  Mr. Raths stated that Mike Kobylarz and Russell Stern are reviewing it.  He will follow up with them.

 

Mr. Raths advised Council that the Police Department has accepted a Dodge Charger, which was not the intent of Council.  Mr. Raths stated that it was his understanding that the Police Department would come back to Council with either a Resolution or some form of notification regarding the Charger.  He further stated that on April 5, 2006 Council approved a Lease/Purchase Agreement for four Crown Victorias, which was specifically changed by Council from three Crown Victorias and one Dodge Charger to four Crown Victorias.  Subsequent to that there was an accident and a police vehicle was totaled.  Chief Noll met with Mr. Raths and advised him at that time that the Department could not wait until October/November to replace the vehicle.  Mr. Raths told Chief Noll to go ahead and purchase the Charger, with the idea that it would come before Council.  On Friday Mr. Raths received a phone call from Mayor Schmidt asking if the Township purchased a Charger.  On Monday Mr. Raths advised Mayor Schmidt that we had received a Charger and that he did not know we had the Charger.  He did know that the Police spoke with Lisa Palmieri, Chief Financial Officer and she advised them that a new resolution was not needed, that one was already approved with Tatonka.  However, this was a resolution for the financing, not the procurement.  So the procurement of the Charger should have come back to Council.  Chief Noll is on vacation and Mr. Raths will speak with him when he returns and inform him that it should have come back via resolution or at minimum something that could have been in Council’s packet advising them as to what was taking place.

 

Mr. Zoschak stated that today Mr. Raths advised him that the resolution contained the Dodge Charger and it does not.  Mr. Raths advised that the resolution was changed; however, the Lease states three Crown Victorias and one Dodge Charger.  Mr. Zoschak stated that he is upset because when asked by the Mayor if he knew we have a Charger, Mr. Raths stated he did not and yet Mr. Raths had given Chief Noll the authority to work on purchasing a Charger.  Mr. Raths did this knowing that Council did not want the Charger.  Mr. Raths stated that it was his intent to come back to Council and inform them why we were getting a Charger, before it was procured.  Mr. Zoschak stated that this is after the fact and he feels it makes it look like the Council does not have control. 

 

Mr. Rilee stated that he, too, is upset because one of the rolls of Council is to set policy and they did set a policy of not wanting to change the Township’s fleet. He may not have disagreed with the purchase of the Charger, given the right rationale.  The reason he did not want to change over was because of the cost associated with changing over the fleet.  Mr. Rilee stated that all the Council needed was a memo advising them that because of the second accident, which took place a while ago, the Police Department cannot wait for the cars.  Mr. Rilee further advised Mr. Raths not to change policy unless Council is asked.

 

Mr. Ciaramella stated that when Council voted on the four Crown Victorias, if he had understood the request he probably would have voted in favor of the Charger.  He feels that some of the actions were a little devious and the situation should have been brought to Council’s attention prior to the ordering of the Charger.  There were two accidents, one with a Patrol car crossing Route 10 at Eyland Avenue, late April or early May and a second accident on Route 46.  Council realized that both cars needed to be replaced and if the decision to obtain the Charger was back in April or May, it should have been brought to Council’s attention immediately.

 

Mr. Smith stated that he just found out about this tonight and asked how Ms. Palmieri approved the funding for this car.  Mr. Bucco advised that when he reviewed the Lease Agreement, it was for three Crown Victorias and one Dodge Charger.  After his review and approval, the Agreement came to Council.  It was at the Council meeting that the Council agreed on no Dodge Charger and four Crown Victorias.  The Lease Agreement never went back to Mr. Bucco.  The resolution was changed to read specifically four Crown Victorias.  He feels that when Ms. Palmieri was presented with the situation, she did not look at the Resolution, but at the Lease Agreement, which still stated three Crown Victorias and one Dodge Charger.  It was within the $108,000, which was authorized by Council and therefore allowed the Police Department to make the purchase.  The problem is that this contradicts the Resolution, which she should have gone back to, along with her Certification of Funds.  Mr. Smith questioned if the Township received the check from the insurance company and how much the Township received for the car.  Mr. Raths advised that he does not know if a check has been received or how much it would be.  Mr. Raths further stated that the car that was purchased is not an additional car, it is one of the cars that was authorized.  Mr. Smith stated that the Charger that was purchased was to replace a car that was totaled.  The four Crown Victorias that were ordered were to come later in the year.  Mr. Raths stated that the Police Department wanted to get the vehicles sooner to replace the car that was in the accident.  Mr. Smith stated the money for that should have been coming directly from the proceeds from the insurance.  Mr. Raths stated that a portion of it will be used to offset the total cost of the vehicles.  Mr. Smith asked if Ms. Palmieri was aware that this was a replacement for the totaled car.  Mr. Raths stated that, as far as he knows, she is aware, but he would have to check with her. 

 

Mr. Bucco stated that the Township can now only purchase three Crown Victorias, which will make the fleet one car short.  Mr. Raths advised that next year the Police Department will carry one car over, instead of trading it in.  Mr. Bucco stated that, therefore, the vehicle that was totaled will never be replaced. 

 

Mr. Zoschak stated that what he is upset with is that Mr. Raths knew the Police Department was in the process of purchasing the Charger and he should have advised Council.  Mayor Schmidt stated that when he is told to go forward on a project, he feels it is a done deal.  He has an issue with the way this was handled.  He truly feels that Mr. Raths has lost control of this situation and it makes both him and the Council look bad. Mr. Raths stated that the intent was to come back to Council to obtain the proper authorization when the Chief gave him further information about the vehicle.

 

Mrs. DeFillippo asked if the Crown Victorias have been ordered and if the Township can get out of taking one of the cars.  Mr. Raths stated that he believes only three Crown Victorias were ordered.  Mr. Rilee requested that Mr. Raths look into this to determine why only three were ordered.  Mr. Smith stated that the more questions that are asked, the more it sounds like a decision was made to go against Council’s request.  He stated that there is a problem if only three Crown Victorias were ordered, when Council approved four and if the Chief Financial Officer pays out money for something that Council did not approve. 

 

Mr. Hall stated that there was a complete failure to communicate.  He would like a complete report, in writing to Council, as to how this occurred and an action plan as to how this will never happen again.

 

Mr. Ciaramella stated that it is his understanding that Mr. Blood, Assistant Director of Public Works, monitors the fleet and would be aware of  the four vehicles that would be replaced.  With two wrecked vehicles, Council could assume that two of the original slated replacements will now remain on the road and two of the newly ordered vehicles will replace the two wrecked vehicles.  Mr. Raths stated that he believes that is correct, but he will include that in his report.  Mr. Ciaramella would also like the dates the Crown Victorias were ordered, the date the Dodge Charger was ordered and the dates of the two accidents that took the two vehicles out of service. 

 

Mayor Schmidt asked what the next step would be.  Mr. Bucco stated that if Council feels, after reviewing Mr. Rath’s report, that some sort of disciplinary action should be taken, he would recommend that a “Rice” letter be given to those individuals and then proceed in that fashion.  Mr. Raths stated that the individuals who work for him will be dealt with by him.

 

Mr. Raths advised that the Cable Committee met last Thursday.  They are waiting for information from Cablevision.  Mr. Raths received a call from Cablevision yesterday and he has not had an opportunity to return their call.   Mr. Bucco stated that as of July 14th the Legislation had not been signed by the Governor.  If the Legislation does take effect, it gives statewide franchises to those who have lines running through their municipality.  It increases the franchise fees and gives the Township a  number of the things that previously would have had to be negotiated into a contract.  Mr. Bucco  believes that the Legislators  who supported the Legislation feel that it will increase competition which,  in the end, reduce the fees  that the companies are charging. 

 

Mr. Raths advised that the railroad ties at Carey Road have been picket up; however they are still at other locations.

 

Mr. Raths advised that the Explorers returned at 3:00 AM.  They will be at the August 15th Council meeting to receive certificates.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

None

 

DRAFT ORDINANCES FOR DISCUSSION

None

 

INTRODUCTION OF PROPOSED ORDINANCES

18-06    An ordinance authorizing the transfer of a portion of Lot 2 in Block 2001 to the adjoining property owners, Eli and Sandra Gaynor

 

Mr. Rilee made a motion to introduce Ordinance 18-06.  Mr. Smith seconded the motion.

 

Roll Call:

Mr. Rilee – yes Mr. Smith – yes

Mr. Ciaramella – yes    Mrs. DeFillippo – yes

Mr. Hall – yes              Mr. Zoschak – yes

Mayor Schmidt – yes

 

Motion carried 7 - 0

 

19-06    An ordinance authorizing the sale of certain properties owned by the Township of

Roxbury, Morris County, New Jersey, not required for public purposes pursuant to NJSA 40A:12-13, et seq. (Sweney Lakefront Property)

 

Mr. Zoschak made a motion to introduce Ordinance 19-06. Mr. Smith seconded the motion.

 

Roll Call:

Mr. Zoschak – yes       Mr. Smith –yes

Mr. Ciaramella – yes    Mrs. DeFillippo – yes

Mr. Hall – yes              Mr. Rilee – yes

Mayor Schmidt – yes

 

Motion carried 7 – 0

 

20-06    An ordinance to amend and supplement Chapter 13, Land Development Ordinance, by the establishment of the position of municipal housing liaison for the purpose of administering the Township of Roxbury’s Affordable Housing Program pursuant to the Fair Housing Act

 

Mr. Rilee made a motion to introduce Ordinance 20-06.  Mr. Zoschak seconded the motion.

 

Mr. Hall stated for the record that the Township is not hiring anyone for this position.  Mr. Stern will continue to do this particular function.  He further stated that COAH mandates us to supply housing and we do not receive any funding in order to get that accomplished, nor are we in control of the number of units that they mandate to a municipality.  Now they are mandating that an administrative agent be appointed.  We do not receive any money from COAH to do this either.

 

Mr. Ciaramella reiterated, for the record, that the Township is not hiring anyone for this position.  This is just for the establishment of the position.  Mr. Stern is now performing all the needs for the position and in the future the Council need not be concerned about hiring a new employee to fill this position. 

 

Roll Call:

Mr. Rilee – yes Mr. Zoschak – yes

Mr. Ciaramella – yes    Mrs. DeFillippo – yes

Mr. Hall – yes              Mr. Smith – yes

Mayor Schmidt – yes

 

Motion carried 7 – 0

 

HEARING AND ADOPTION OF ORDINANCES ON SECOND READING

None

 

DRAFT RESOLUTIONS FOR DISCUSSION

None

 

INTRODUCTION AND ADOPTION OF RESOLUTIONS

06-263    A resolution incorporating by reference herein and approving the following numbered

resolutions listed on the workshop council meeting agenda for this date: 06-264, 06-265, 06-266, 06-267, 06-268, 06-269, 06-270, 06-271, 06-272, 06-273, 06-274, 06-275, 06-276, 06-277, 06-278, 06-279, 06-280, 06-281

 

Mr. Rilee made a motion to adopt Resolution 06-263.  Mr. Smith seconded the motion.

 

Roll Call:

Mr. Rilee – yes Mr. Smith – yes

Mr. Ciaramella – yes (recuse on check nos. 40705, 40708 and 40709)

Mrs. DeFillippo – yes   Mr. Hall – yes (recuse on check no. 80850)

Mr. Zoschak – yes       Mayor Schmidt – yes

 

Motion carried 7 – 0 with one recusal on check nos. 40705, 40708, 40709 and 80850

 

06-264    A resolution authorizing certificates of exemption for members of the Roxbury

 Township Fire Department

 

06-265    A resolution authorizing the assignment of lease-purchase agreement No. NJ062012

dated April 5, 2006 between Tatonka Capital Corporation and the Township of Roxbury   to Colorado Business Bank

 

06-266    A resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Roxbury opposing the New

York/New Jersey/Philadelphia Metropolitan Area Airspace Redesign as proposed by the  Federal Aviation Administration

 

06-267    A resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Roxbury urging Governor Jon

S. Corzine and the state legislature to cut state spending and taxes in order to reduce  property taxes in the State Budget for fiscal year 2007

 

06-268    A resolution authorizing the purchase of one 20 KW Emergency Generator for

  installation at Fire Company No. 3

 

06-269    A resolution authorizing refund of unused escrow monies previously deposited with the

Township of Roxbury for development matters pursuant to Chapter XIII (Land Use) of the Revised General Ordinances of the Township of Roxbury

 

06-270    A resolution authorizing the refund of Mt. Laurel Housing Fund monies previously

deposited with the Township of Roxbury for development matters pursuant to Chapter  XIII (Land Use) of the Revised General Ordinances of the Township of Roxbury

 

06-271    A resolution authorizing the purchase of two radar speed display signs from All Traffic

 Solutions

 

06-272    A resolution authorizing the purchase of Space Saver Bi File Storage Units from

Deptcor

 

06-273    A resolution authorizing the purchase of one 12,000 GVWR utility truck from PNC

 FLM, LLC aka Princeton Nassua/Conover Ford

 

06-274    A resolution authorizing the award of a contract to Reclamation of Kingston, LLC for

              the reclamation of Righter Road

 

06-275    A resolution authorizing the award of a contract to Tilcon New York Incorporated for

 milling and paving of Righter Road

 

06-276    A resolution authorizing the award of a contract to Peterson & Sons Tree Service for tree trimming sewer utility easements

 

06-277    A resolution authorizing the award of a contract to Delta Chemical Corporation for

  sewerage treatment chemicals.

 

06-278    A resolution authorizing the installation of a new wooden guard rail at the Horseshoe

 Lake Complex Entrance, 72 Eyland Avenue, Succasunna, NJ

 

06-279  A resolution authorizing acceptance of gifts

 

06-279    A resolution authorizing the award of a contract to Kingston Turf Company, RR2 West

Kingston, Rhode Island 02882 for the reconstruction and installation of sod at Horseshoe  Lake Soccer Field located at 72 Eyland Avenue, Succasunna, NJ  07876.

 

06-281 A resolution authorizing payment of bills

 

COMMUNICATIONS

July 14, 2006

#18 - Mayors Fax Advisory from William G. Dressel, Jr., Executive Director of NJLM dated July 13, 2006, re: Deer Carcass Removal – Mr. Raths has not heard from the Freeholders as to whether they will be picking up the deer carcasses.

 

#26 – Correspondence from Margaret Nordstrom, Freeholder Director to Mr. Christopher Raths, dated July 6, 2006, re: 2006 Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund, Morris Canal Plane 2 East – Next year the Trust Fund hopes to get money for the construction and repair.

 

#29 – Copies of Newspaper Articles from the Sun Staff Reporter and the Star-Ledger dated July 12 & 13, 2006, re: the Roxbury Township Explorers – Council congratulated the Explorers and staff for their  tremendous job.

 

July 21, 2006

#1-  Interoffice Memo from Christopher Raths to Mahor & Council, dated July 21, 2006, re: Information Update – (4) Library HVAC - Mr. Raths advised that the Library does not have the funds for the analysis on their system. Mrs. DeFillippo stated for the record that she has a problem with the fact that the Library does not have the $800. (3) Scouts Use of Ledgewood Basin – We are still waiting for them to send back the contract.  Mr. Raths will follow up with Don Dyrness. (12)Dialysis Center Contract – Mr. Bucco advised that the dialysis center lease went out today.

 

#7 – Correspondence from Dolores Dalessandro, Netcong Borough Clerk to Mr. Christopher Raths, dated July 14, 2006, re: Inter-local Services Agreement – Mr. Raths advised that Netcong has a big project coming on and they will be doing their own construction services.

 

#8 – Fax Advisory from David M. File of First Energy Corp. to Roxbury Township Mayor, dated July 19, 2006, re: JCP&L Storm Restoration Update – Mr. Raths advised that Roxbury Township did not encounter any major power outages.

 

#9 – Copy of Explanation of Computed Tax Rates for Roxbury Township dated July 13, 2006 – The amount is set by the State.  Mr. Zoschak will speak with Senator Bucco regarding the possibility of the amount being raised.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

06-282    A resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Roxbury, in the County of

Morris, New Jersey, authorizing conference of the Township Council with the public excluded

 

Mr. Ciaramella made a motion to adopt Resolution 06-282 for Executive Session.  Mr. Smith seconded the motion.

 

Roll Call:
Mr. Ciaramella – yes                Mr. Smith – yes

Mrs. DeFillippo – yes               Mr. Hall – yes

Mr. Rilee – yes             Mr. Zoschak – yes

Mayor Schmidt – yes

 

ADJOURNMENT

At 11:20 PM Mr. Smith made a motion to adjourn the Workshop Meeting.  Mr. Zoschak seconded the motion.

 

All In Favor – Yes

 

Submitted By:

 

 

 

 _________________________

BettyLou DeCroce

Township Clerk

MINUTES APPROVED BY COUNCIL

DATE:                        September 12, 2006

ROLL CALL:            Mr. Ciaramella – yes    Mrs. DeFillippo – yes

                                    Mr. Hall – yes              Mayor Schmidt - yes