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A Special Neighborhood
Meeting was held by the Township Council of the Township of Roxbury on August
15, 2007 at 1715 Route 46, Ledgewood, New Jersey at 7:00 PM.
Notice is hereby given that
a Special Neighborhood Meeting of the Township Council of the Township of
Roxbury will be held on Wednesday, August 15, 2007 at 7:00 PM at Roxbury Town
Hall, 1715 Route 46, Ledgewood, New Jersey.
This meeting is being held for the purpose of general discussion with
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 August 1, 2007; notice was posted on the bulletin board
in the main hallway of the Municipal Building on August 1, 2007.
(Present) Councilwoman Kathy DeFillippo, Councilmen, Fred Hall, Jim Rilee, Martin
Schmidt and Deputy Mayor Tim Smith
ALSO PRESENT: Christopher Raths, Township Manager; Richard Blood,
Assistant Director of Public Works and Mary Jane Parr, Administrative Aide
ABSENT: Councilman Richard Zoschak and Mayor Ciaramella
Deputy Mayor Tim Smith
welcomed everyone to the meeting and introduced Council members and staff who
Mr. Raths, Township Manager,
gave an overview and power point presentation of how far Roxbury Township has
come since the year 2002 and answered residents’ questions pertaining to his
Deputy Mayor Tim Smith
opened the meeting to the public to receive questions regarding their
concerns. Many residents had concerns
over traffic issues on Commerce Boulevard, Main Street – Succasunna, Route 10
and Hillside Avenue, and Dell Avenue. A resident who lives on the corner of
Route 46 and Dell Avenue stated that the traffic signal is acting up again and
causing traffic to back up. A resident
who lives on Cornhollow Road wanted to know if Carey Road was going to be
repaved when the sewer line installation was completed. Ms. DeFillippo stated it would be repaved.
Mr. Blood added that it will take about 3½ months for completion.
Discussion also took place
regarding the redevelopment of Main Street in Succasunna. Some of the
improvements planned are:
A Clock Tower
Other issues discussed
included vacant businesses along the Route 46 corridor and grass growing wild
which needs to be cut at the old IGA (aka Captain Fresh Store) and at Champion
Pools. Mr. Blood stated he would check
on these two properties tomorrow. Residents felt that the old Howard Cleaners
and Fran’s Basket House warehouse (aka the old Kenvil Roller Rink) should be
fined and made to clean up their property. Complaints also brought to the
Council’s attention are empty liquor bottles, trash, and what looked like a
pipe bomb have been spotted behind the elementary schools on Meeker Street.
Also a complaint was made about garbage cans being thrown in the gutter after
the sanitation workers have emptied them, which interferes with mail delivery.
At 9:25 PM Mr. Rilee made a
motion to adjourn the Neighborhood Meeting.
Mr. Hall seconded the motion.
All In Favor – Yes
Motion Carried 5 – 0
APPROVED BY COUNCIL
DATE: August 28, 2007
ROLL CALL: Mr. Rilee – yes Mr. Schmidt – yes
Mr. Smith – yes Mr. Ciaramella - abstain