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June 9, 2009

 

A Regular Meeting of the Township Council of the Township of Roxbury was held on June 9, 2009 at 1715 Route 46, Ledgewood, New Jersey at 7:30 PM.

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

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 December 17, 2008; notice was posted on the bulletin board in the main hallway of the Municipal Building on December 17, 2008.

 

ROLL CALL (Present):  Councilmen Gary Behrens, Fred Hall, Jim Rilee, Tim Smith, Richard Zoschak and Mayor Kathy DeFillippo

 

Also Present:  Richard Blood, Public Works Director (for the Township Manager), Anthony Bucco, Township Attorney and Janet Rieth, Deputy Township Clerk

 

Absent: Councilman Martin Schmidt

 

Mr. Raths arrived at 8:30 PM

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

May 13, 2009 Special Meeting

 

Mr. Zoschak made a motion to approve the above Minutes.  Mr. Behrens seconded the motion.

 

After discussion Mr. Zoschak withdrew his motion to allow certain changes to be made to the Minutes.  They will be placed on the next Agenda for approval.

 

PUBLIC PORTION

Dennis Wine, 4 Holly Drive, Succasunna, requested an update on the status of the railroad behind Horseshoe Lake.  Mr. Hall advised that this would be discussed later in the meeting.

 

Mr. Wine stated that he feels the shared services of the water meter reading equipment with Randolph is a good idea.  He asked if there is any chance another municipality could be added to the agreement.  Mr. Blood advised that they are seeking another partner.

 

Ed Maas, 10 Auriemma Court, Landing, discussed the problems with the overgrown bushes and grass not being cut on his cul-de-sac. Mr. Zoschak stated that this is a detention basin in the middle of the cul-de-sac and Mr. Blood has advised him that the Parks Department will take care of it.  Mr. Blood stated that the Parks Department mows the center of the basin, however, the outside work needs to be done by hand.  A suggestion would be to remove the shrubs so that it can be mowed.  Mr. Behrens asked if the SLAP program could help for the short term.  Mr. Blood will discuss this with Mr. Raths and Dave Stierli.

 

Larry Millus, 7 Cornell Drive, Succasunna, congratulated Jim Rilee, Tim Smith and Kathy DeFillippo on their recent victory in the Primary Election.

 

Mr. Millus stated that there is a speeding problem on Nyma Way, Golf Course Road and Phyllis Drive.  He further stated that there has been a traffic barrel sitting at 3 Cornell Drive for 3 months.  Mr. Blood will look into this.

 

Mr. Millus asked if the graffiti on several buildings along Route 46 could be cleaned up and he volunteered to help. Mr. Raths will speak to the owners of the buildings and, if the owners agree, Mr. Bucco will draw up a certificate of waiver to have volunteers paint the buildings.

 

Mr. Millus advised that there is litter on South Hillside Avenue, near Ashley?s Body Shop.  Mr. Blood will ask the County to have it cleaned up.

 

Mr. Millus stated that he spoke with members of the Police Department regarding the ?line of sight? radio system and a recent incident in the Landing area where the radios did not work. Mr. Hall stated that the ?dead zones? have been corrected and the Chief of Police advised Council that the only ?dead zone? now is in the Netcong area.   Mr. Rilee stated that it is his understanding that all issues have been resolved; however, he would like Mr. Raths to speak with Chief Noll to determine if there are any problems that remain.

 

Mr. Millus asked if the Police Department web site has been completed.  Mr. Hall stated that additional funds were allocated in the budget this year to assist Mr. Kuncken, Technology Director, in the Police Department.  This will help get the site running.

 

Greg Somjen, Cornhollow Road, Succasunna, advised that he is now the Board of Education liaison to the Council and he will be attending all meetings. 

 

Mr. Somjen discussed the area behind the backstop at the Berkshire Valley Road field.  The guard rail stops and there is no protection for the children who play there during a baseball game   Mr. Blood will look at this.

 

Mr. Somjen stated that there is a storm inlet on Cornhollow Road where the paving is starting to deteriorate.  Mr. Blood will look at this.

 

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

 

A.  New Business

 

B.  Old Business

1.  Procurement Policy (No Discussion)

 

Mr. Zoschak stated that, due to the recent storms, the level of Lake Hopatcong is coming up.  There have been emails from the Lake Hopatcong Commission, looking to the Township for help for Lake Hopatcong.  The Commission has sent a formal request to the township regarding getting help with the equipment and/or weed harvesting. 

 

Mr. Zoschak requested an update on Shippenport Road.  Mr. Blood stated that Mike Kobylarz, Township Engineer, would be meeting with representatives of the Villages this week. 

 

Mr. Zoschak stated that the opening of the RoxPac (Roxbury Performing Arts Center) was great.

 

Mr. Smith stated that two of the performers at the RoxPac opening were the first two girls who played Annie on Broadway in 1977 and 1978 and they presented him with the original dress from the show.  This will be displayed at the theater.

 

Mr. Smith stated that the Open Space Committee met last week and they are updating the open space map.  Mr. Smith requested an update of the purchase of the McNear property.  Mr. Bucco stated that the contract should be completed by the end of next week.

 

Mr. Smith advised that the Water & Sewer Committee would meet next week.

 

Mr. Smith advised that the Economic Development Committee met last week and discussed the joint meeting with the Chamber of Commerce, which was held at the Quality Inn and was very well attended.  The Economic Development Committee is planning a ?Surviving the Recession? seminar that will be held in September 

 

Mr. Behrens thanked Mr. Smith for all of his work on RoxPac. 

 

Mr. Behrens advised that the Main Street Committee would be meeting tomorrow.

 

Mr. Behrens advised that the DPW Committee would be meeting in the near future regarding the bids that were received for the DPW facility.

 

Mr. Behrens stated that he has been working with Mr. Raths on resident issues and has been getting good results.

 

Mr. Hall congratulated Mr. Smith on RoxPac.

 

Mr. Hall congratulated Mr. Rilee, Mr. Smith, Mayor DeFillippo and Mr. Bucco on their victories in the Primary Election.

 

Mr. Hall advised that a Shared Services Committee meeting was held with the Board of Education and he asked Mr. Bucco to review the comments regarding the last redraft of the Interlocal Agreement.  There was also a discussion of possible options with the turf field going forward.  Mr. Hall will bring this to the next Council meeting with regards to financial options, which are positive.  There were questions on the sports pathway and why the Township cannot get the Righter Road connection into the Black River pathway opened.  Mr. Hall stated that it became obvious that this has to do with the potential opening of the railway.  There was discussion regarding the utilization of the Franklin field as a multi-purpose field with the Board of Education.  This will be scheduled around large events such as the ?Kick-Off Classic?. 

 

Mr. Hall advised that last Wednesday he, Mayor DeFillippo, Mr. Behrens, Mr. Blood and Mr. Raths met with several Freeholders regarding the train.  Previously, the Council had provided information to the Freeholders in regards to various concerns, such as the frequency of the train, the time of day it would run, the type of cargo, the usage of the track, whether or not train storage will be permitted, whether there are plans to store materials that are being transported.  There are also issues related to future growth within Randolph that would impact everything. 

 

Mr. Bucco advised that his law firm does work for the County as Special Counsel in defense litigation and therefore he will be stepping down from this issue. 

 

Mr. Hall stated that the County advised the following:

 

  • Frequency of use ? As of today, the train would be used 3 trips per week with each train containing 3 to 6 cars.  The Township?s concern is not what will happen today, but what will happen in the future.  What happens if a transfer facility is put in Randolph in the future, or the zoning requirements change in Randolph so that more facilities can be added.

 

  • Time of Day ? It is suggested that the time would be between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM, with no use on weekends or Holidays.

 

  • Cargo ? There was significant concern from the Township as to what can be transported over these lines. The Surface Transportation Board (STB) would govern this and the County would have no jurisdiction.

 

  • They cannot put a cap on the maximum usage.

 

  • Train Storage ? The County would look at this and may be able to address this issue.  We would need to further define ?long term? storage as opposed to ?short term? storage.

 

  • Storage of Materials ? There have been other issues in the Township with storage of materials and the County does not anticipate storage.

 

  • Number of cars on the trains ? The tracks will not be extended any further than where they are at present. 

 

  • Maximum speed limit ? The County stated that it would be 5 ? 7 mph.  To cross Route 10 they will have to stop and a flagman will be out to stop traffic.

 

  • Actual Cost of the last leg between Kuiken Brothers and the BETA Facility, which is approximately ½ mile - $500,000.00

 

The Township provided alternate options to the County, such as offering alternatives to stopping the facility at Kuiken Brothers, or to redirect the trains through an alternate route, not directly behind Horseshoe Lake.  These were rejected due to a time line they have to spend the money.  The County suggested some alternate options relating to the bike path and fencing for safety reasons. 

 

Mr. Hall stated that the Township is objecting to the final leg of track that passes through the back of Horseshoe Lake.  Mayor DeFillippo pointed out that the stimulus money is to do the section through Roxbury going by West Dewey Avenue, past Holland Manufacturing, across Route 10 and past Kuiken Brothers.  The issue is the last piece that borders Horseshoe Lake Park.  This is where the stimulus money stops. The track then turns and goes off towards the BETA property, which is not part of the project.  Mr. Hall stated that it was Council?s understanding, based on a 1998 Biped Element of the Morris County Master Plan, that it was the intent of the County to buy up the railways to extend the bike paths that they approved 10 years ago.  Mayor DeFillippo stated that in 2006, 2007 and 2008 Randolph, Roxbury and Morris County were working together to obtain grant money to extend the trail.

 

Mr. Rilee stated that approximately 2 months ago Frank Pinto came before the Council to present a plan for this rail line.  At the time Council thought they were just advising of a conceptual aspect and a letter was sent stating the Township?s concerns at that time.  After following up personally with several Freeholders we advised that this is detrimental to our ?Town Center?.  At the first meeting with the County, which was held approximately 1-1/2 months ago, they advised that they have been working on this for 3 years.  However, the County never approached the Township during that time.  Mr. Rilee stated that he is upset by the manner in which the County came after the Township for trying to save our park.  He feels that we should involve our Congressman and U.S. Senators, since it is Federal money that is being used and it is not the wisest way to spend it. 

 

Mr. Smith stated that, when you compare the limited benefit of a few trucks off the road and one property in one town being helped, to the detriment of the thousands of people who use Horseshoe Lake weekly, it is clear that the least detrimental act is not to extend the rail line.  The better way to do more good for more people is to end the train line at Kuiken Brothers.  In effect, this is subsidizing a private landowner for limited public good and they are not going to make their money back on it.  It?s unfortunate that we are struggling to get the County to accept how damaging this will be.

 

Mr. Behrens stated that it is his opinion that there is another reason, in the Randolph area that the Township does not know about, for the County to be so adamant about this rail line. 

 

 

Mayor DeFillippo stated that the Council wants the rail line stopped at Kuiken Brothers.  There is no reason to spend the extra $500,000, plus all the other expenses to make necessary modifications to our park.  She said there are conceptual plans that could work out and benefit our park, but there are no guarantees that we will be able to do the work and who will pay for it.  Mr. Raths stated that the County staff has advised that they are not in a position to fund what the Township needs to do; however, they would support the Township in grant applications.  Mr. Raths will follow up tomorrow with the County Administrator.

 

Mr. Raths stated that there are five things that must be addressed to protect our citizens:

  1. Insure safe vehicle ingress and egress to the island
  2. Insure safety of pedestrians and bicycle use on the bike way
  3. Enhance the aesthetic quality of the park
  4. The County must fund all improvements
  5. There should be no work on the train tracks until this is agreed upon or until the work is done

 

Mr. Zoschak stated that the only way he would go forward with this is for the County to fund the improvements. 

 

Mr. Rilee stated that he feels someone should attend the Freeholder meeting tomorrow and represent the issues that Mr. Raths stated.

 

Mr. Smith asked if, because of STB rules, limiting the number of trains and types of materials is not possible, could Randolph in their zoning process and through an agreement with the Township, limit the nature and frequency of activities that they allow on those sites as a part of their zoning.   

 

Mayor DeFillippo advised that Neighborhood Journal, a Cablevision magazine news show, has approached her.  They would like to do a story on this and would like her and a Freeholder representative there to discuss the project.  Council agreed that she could do it.

 

Mayor DeFillippo stated that the Council is not supporting the reactivation of the rail line.  If we were to consider, based on a conceptual plan, a dollar amount would have to be confirmed before we would entertain letting that section of the track be reactivated.

 

Mr. Rilee made a motion that the Township Council oppose the track and that the Mayor attend the Freeholder Board Meeting tomorrow and explain the bare minimums of what we think they should do if they are going to move forward against our wishes and for the Manager to move forward contacting our Federal Legislators asking that they oppose the use of Federal stimulus money to destroy our park.    Mr. Hall seconded the motion.

 

Roll Call:

Mr. Rilee ? yes Mr. Hall ? yes

Mr. Behrens ? yes        Mr. Smith ?yes

Mr. Zoschak ? yes       Mayor DeFillippo ? yes

 

Motion carried 6 - 0

 

 

 

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

A.  8th Annual Children?s Fair, Thursday July 9th

B.  SSC-One day Liquor License-July 12, 2009

C.  SSC-One day Liquor License-July 31st, August 1st, August 2nd

 

Mr. Rilee made a motion to approve Items A, B and C.  Mr. Smith seconded the motion.

 

Roll Call:

Mr. Rilee ? yes Mr. Smith ?yes

Mr. Behrens ? yes        Mr. Hall ? yes

Mr. Zoschak ? yes       Mayor DeFillippo ? yes

 

Motion carried 6 ? 0

 

DRAFT ORDINANCES FOR DISCUSSION

None

 

INTRODUCTION OF PROPOSED ORDINANCES

None

 

HEARING AND ADOPTION OF ORDINANCES ON SECOND READING

11-09               AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND AND SUPPLEMENT CHAPTER II, ADMINISTRATIVE CODE, SECTION 2-17, OFFICERS AND

EMPLOYEES GENERALLY, OF THE REVISED GENERAL

ORDINANCES OF THE TOWNSHIP OF ROXBURY, COUNTY

OF MORRIS, STATE OF NEW JERSEY

 

Mr. Smith made a motion to open Ordinance 11-09 to the public.  Mr. Zoschak seconded the motion.

 

Roll Call:

Mr. Smith ? yes            Mr. Zoschak ? yes

Mr. Behrens ? yes        Mr. Hall ? yes

Mr. Rilee ? yes Mayor DeFillippo ? yes

 

Motion carried 6 ? 0

 

There was no public comment.

 

Mr. Zoschak made a motion to close Ordinance 11-09 to the public. Mr. Smith seconded the motion.

 

Roll Call:

Mr. Zoschak ? yes       Mr. Smith ? yes

Mr. Behrens ? yes        Mr. Hall ? yes

Mr. Rilee ? yes Mayor DeFillippo ? yes

 

Motion carried 6 ? 0

 

Mr. Zoschak made a motion to adopt Ordinance 11-09.  Mr. Smith seconded the motion.

 

Roll Call:

Mr. Zoschak ? yes       Mr. Smith ?yes

Mr. Behrens ? yes        Mr. Hall ?yes

Mr. Rilee ? yes Mayor DeFillippo ? yes

 

Motion carried 6 ? 0

 

 

DRAFT RESOLUTIONS FOR DISCUSSION

None

 

INTRODUCTION AND ADOPTION OF RESOLUTIONS

09-163             A RESOLUTION INCORPORATING BY REFERENCE HEREIN AND APPROVING THE FOLLOWING NUMBERED RESOLUTIONS LISTED ON THE WORKSHOP COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA FOR THIS DATE:  09-154, 09-156, 09-164, 09-165, 09-166, 09-167, 09-168, 09-169, 09-170, 09-171, 09-172, 09-173, 09-174, 09-175, 09-176, 09-177, 09-178, 09-179, 09-180, 09-181, 09-182, 09-183, 09-184, 09-185, 09-186, 09-187, 09-188, 09-189, 09-191, 09-192, 09-193, 09-194, 09-195, 09-196, 09-197, 09-198

 

Mr. Smith made a motion to adopt Resolution -09-163.  Mr. Zoschak seconded the motion.

 

Roll Call:

Mr. Smith ? yes            Mr. Zoschak ? yes

Mr. Behrens ? yes        Mr. Hall ? yes

Mr. Rilee ? yes (abstain on all Liquor License Renewal Resolutions 09-175 through 09-188)     Mayor DeFillippo ? yes

 

Motion carried 6 ? 0 with one abstention on liquor license renewal resolutions

 

09-154             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN APPLICATION FOR A

NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS GRANT

 

09-156             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE TOWNSHIP OF ROXBURY TO ENTER INTO A SHARED SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH THE TOWNSHIP OF RANDOLPH FOR THE PURCHASE AND USE OF WATER METER READING EQUIPMENT

                       

09-164             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE RELEASE OF A PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE POSTED FOR RIGHT-OF-WAY EXCAVATION PERMIT NO. RO-02-09-019, 8 EYLAND AVENUE, SUCCASUNNA, BLOCK 1901, LOT 20

 

09-165             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE RELEASE OF A PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE POSTED FOR RIGHT-OF-WAY EXCAVATION PERMIT NO. RO-04-09-032 3 TOBY DRIVE, SUCCASUNNA BLOCK 401, LOT 23

 

09-166             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE RELEASE OF A PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE POSTED FOR RIGHT-OF-WAY EXCAVATION PERMIT NO. RO-05-09-054 9 RICHARDS AVENUE, SUCCASUNNA BLOCK 3705, LOT 7

 

09-167             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE RELEASE OF A PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE POSTED FOR RIGHT-OF-WAY EXCAVATION PERMIT NO. RO-05-09-055 517 LOGAN DRIVE, LANDING BLOCK 11402, LOT 10

 

09-168             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE RELEASE OF A PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE POSTED FOR RIGHT-OF-WAY EXCAVATION PERMIT NO. RO-05-09-056 45 TAMARACK DRIVE, SUCCASUNNA BLOCK 4403, LOT 3

 

09-169             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE RELEASE OF A PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE POSTED FOR RIGHT-OF-WAY EXCAVATION PERMIT NO. RO-05-09-059 104 FORD ROAD, LANDING BLOCK 11312, LOT 8

 

09-170             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE REFUND OF UNUSED ENGINEERING INSPECTION ESCROW FEES TO CHARLES MOUND JR. REGARDING MINOR SOIL MOVING PERMIT NO. MINSOIL-05-08-010, 104 LAZARUS DRIVE, LEDGEWOOD, BLOCK 8306, LOT 35

 

09-171             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE REFUND OF UNUSED ENGINEERING INSPECTION ESCROW FEES TO RICHARD OREFICE REGARDING MINOR SOIL MOVING PERMIT NO. MINSOIL-02-09-001, 9 KING ROAD, LANDING, BLOCK 11909, LOT 2

 

09-172             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PURCHASE OF A RIDING LAWN MOWER FROM KENVIL POWER MOWER FOR THE WATER UTILITY

 

09-173             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE REFUND OF SEWER UTILITY OVERPAYMENT

           

09-174             A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE NJDOT RESOLUTION, APPLICATION, AND AGREEMENT FOR STATE AID TO MUNICIPALITIES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2010, UNDER THE NEW JERSEY TRANSPORTATION TRUST FUND AUTHORITY ACT ROADWAY PRESERVATION PROJECT CATEGORY   FOR THE PHASE II PORTION OF THE BERKSHIRE VALLEY ROAD RESURFACING PROJECT

 

09-175             A RESOLUTION GRANTING RENEWAL OF LIQUOR LICENSE #1436-44-009-003 FOR GREAT ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC TEA COMPANY, T/A A&P WINES AND SPIRITS AND DIRECTING LICENSING OFFICER TO DELIVER THE SAME  

 

09-176             A RESOLUTION GRANTING RENEWAL OF LIQUOR LICENSE #1436-44-015-006 FOR GBB ENTERPRISES, LLC, T/A THE MARKET PLACE AND DIRECTING LICENSING OFFICER TO DELIVER SAME

 

09-177             A RESOLUTION GRANTING RENEWAL OF LIQUOR LICENSE #1436-44-006-005 FOR HET, INC., T/A KELLY?S MARKET AND DIRECTING LICENSING OFFICER TO DELIVER SAME

 

09-178             A RESOLUTION GRANTING RENEWAL OF LIQUOR LICENSE #1436-44-010-005 FOR LAKESIDE SPIRITS, INC., T/A THE LIQUOR FACTORY AND DIRECTINGLICENSING OFFICER TO DELIVER SAME

 

09-179             A RESOLUTION GRANTING RENEWAL OF LIQUOR LICENSE #1436-44-018-007 FOR LEDGEWOOD BK INC., T/A BOTTLE KING DISCOUNT LIQUORS AND DIRECTING LICENSING OFFICER TO DELIVER SAME

 

09-180             A RESOLUTION GRANTING RENEWAL OF LIQUOR LICENSE #1436-33-004-003 FOR BENSI OF ROXBURY, LLC T/A BENSI AND DIRECTING LICENSING OFFICER TO DELIVER SAME

 

09-181             A RESOLUTION GRANTING RENEWAL OF LIQUOR LICENSE #1436-33-013-007 FOR 1447 ROUTE 46 ENTERPRISES LLC T/A MULDOON?S AND DIRECTING LICENSING OFFICER TO DELIVER SAME

 

09-182             A RESOLUTION GRANTING RENEWAL OF LIQUOR LICENSE #1436-33-005-015 FOR OUTBACK/METROPOLIS-I LIMITED PARTNERSHIP T/A OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE AND DIRECTING LICENSING OFFICER TO DELIVER SAME

 

09-183             A RESOLUTION GRANTING RENEWAL OF LIQUOR LICENSE #1436-44-002-005 FOR PAT?S BEVERAGE LLC T/A SHOPRITE WINE & SPIRITS AND DIRECTING LICENSING OFFICER TO DELIVER SAME

 

09-184             A RESOLUTION GRANTING RENEWAL OF LIQUOR LICENSE #1436-33-012-004 FOR RUBY TUESDAY, INC., T/A RUBY TUESDAY AND DIRECTING LICENSING OFFICER TO DELIVER SAME

 

09-185             A RESOLUTION GRANTING RENEWAL OF LIQUOR LICENSE #1436-31-022-001 FOR SHORE HILLS COUNTRY CLUB, T/A SHORE HILLS COUNTRY CLUB AND DIRECTING LICENSING OFFICER TO DELIVER SAME

 

09-186             A RESOLUTION GRANTING RENEWAL OF LIQUOR LICENSE #1436-31-023-001 FOR SWIM & SPORT CLUB, INC. T/A SWIM AND SPORT CLUB AND DIRECTING LICENSING OFFICER TO DELIVER SAME

 

09-187             A RESOLUTION GRANTING RENEWAL OF LIQUOR LICENSE #1436-31-024-001 FOR A & H MEEKER VFW POST #2833, INC., T/A VFW POST 2833 AND DIRECTING LICENSING OFFICER TO DELIVER SAME

 

09-188             A RESOLUTION GRANTING RENEWAL OF LIQUOR LICENSE #1436-33-014-010 FOR TGI FRIDAY?S, INC., T/A TGI FRIDAY?S AND DIRECTING LICENSING OFFICER TO DELIVER SAME

 

09-189             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING SALARIES AND COMPENSATION FOR EMPLOYEES FOR THE YEAR 2009

 

09-191             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE AWARD OF A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONTRACT WITHOUT COMPETITIVE BIDDING TO KINSEY ASSOCIATES FOR THE DELL AVENUE PARK IMPROVEMENTS

 

09-192             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE AWARD OF A CONTRACT FOR THE DESIGNING AND DEVELOPMENT OF CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS FOR IMAGINATION STATION PLAYGROUND AT HORSESHOE LAKE

 

09-193             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE AWARD OF A CONTRACT FOR DREDGING THE SWIMMING LANES AT THE HORSESHOE LAKE BEACH

 

09-194             A RESOLUTION OPPOSING GOVERNER CORZINE?S INTENTION TO REDIRECT $4,000,000 FROM THE DEDICATED EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN (?EMT?) FUND CREATED BY NEW JERSEY P.L. 1992, CHAPTER 143 (N.J.S.A. 26:2K-54 et seq.) TO THE GENERAL TREASURY OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY LEAVING ONLY A PROPOSED $400,000 BALANCE      IN THE FUND

 

09-195             RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE DESIGNATION OF CUSTODIAN OF FUNDS/SIGNATORIES

 

09-196             RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE DESIGNATION OF CUSTODIAN OF FUNDS/SIGNATORIES

 

09-197             A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPARTMENT

 

09-198             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PAYMENT OF BILLS

 

 

 

09-190             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE AWARD OF A CONTRACT TO GRINNELL RECYCLING, INC. FOR STUMP DISPOSAL

 

Mr. Zoschak made a motion to adopt Resolution 09-190.  Mr. Hall seconded the motion.

 

Roll Call:

Mr. Zoschak ? yes       Mr. Hall ? yes

Mr. Behrens ? yes        Mr. Rilee ? yes

Mr. Smith ? abstain      Mayor DeFillippo ? yes

 

Motion carried 5 ? 0 with one abstention

 

PERSONNEL CHANGES

None

 

COMMUNICATIONS

May 29, 2009

No Discussion

 

June 5, 2009

#1- Interoffice Memo from Christopher Raths, Township Manager, to Mayor & Council, dated June 4, 2009, re: Information Update (G) Company 2 Annex ? Mr. Raths advised that there is grant money. (O) Berkshire Valley Park ? Mr. Stierli has secured bids on the tennis courts.  The last bid was over the amount that is available under that program and he is looking at ways to finance this.  Mayor DeFillippo suggested that we look at other municipalities that may be doing tennis courts to try to get a better bid price. Mr. Raths will look into this.  (Q) Kings Highway Drainage ? we have the permits to put in the cross drain.

 

#4 ? Correspondence from Arthur Ondish, Chair, Lake Hopatcong Commission, to Commissioner Mark Mauriello, NJDEP, dated May 29, 2009, re: Request for Financial Assistance for Weed Harvesting ? Mr. Zoschak advised that the Commission received $68,000 for a part time supervisor to train part time people to supervise the mechanics.  This letter asks for personnel from Roxbury Township and other municipalities.  Mr. Raths stated that the Township does not have the manpower to be able to do this.

 

PUBLIC PORTION

Dennis Wine, 4 Holly Drive, Succasunna, stated that the railroad story made Sean Hannity?s ?Waste 101? list, which was stimulus money getting wasted to block a Veterans? memorial and a park in Morris County.  Mr. Wine asked if the grant money for a firehouse is for Company No. 2.  Mr. Raths advised that it is for the Company No. 2 Annex on Shippenport Road.  Mr. Wine asked who is paying for the ½ mile of track that is not part of the stimulus money.  Mayor DeFillippo stated that whoever owns that piece of railroad would have to pay. 

 

Ed Maas, 10 Auriemma Court, Landing, stated that when the sewers were installed in Landing, there was an assessment and asked if the business owner could be assessed for the railroad spur. Council advised that it is an existing line and he could not be assessed.  

 

Greg Somjen, Cornhollow Road, Board of Education Liaison, asked for a general idea of timing on the Interlocal Agreement so that he could report back to the Board of Education.  Mr. Bucco advised that the Board would have it by June 19th.   Regarding Franklin Field, no work will start until after September. Mr. Somjen suggested that, if there is not enough money for tennis courts at Berkshire Valley, could it possibly be added to the shared services opportunity to clean up the courts at Lincoln/Roosevelt School.  Mr. Rilee stated that the bids came in $2,000 more than was earmarked and we are in the process of locating additional funds to do the work.        

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

09-199             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. Zoschak made a motion to adopt Resolution 09-199 for Executive Session.  Mr. Smith seconded the motion.

 

Roll Call:

Mr. Zoschak ? yes       Mr. Smith ? yes

Mr. Behrens ? yes        Mr. Hall ?yes

Mr. Rilee ? yes Mayor DeFillippo ? yes

 

Motion carried 6 ? 0

 

At 10:05 PM Council took a short break.

At 10:15 PM Council returned to the Regular Meeting and went into Executive Session.

 

ADJOURNMENT

At 10:55pm, Mr. Zoschak made a motion to adjourn the Regular Meeting of the Council of the Township of Roxbury.  Mr. Hall seconded the motion.

 

Roll Call:          All In Favor ? Yes

 

Motion Carried 6 - 0

 

SUBMITTED BY:

 

 

 

BettyLou DeCroce

Township Clerk

MINUTES APPROVED BY COUNCIL

DATE:                        July 14, 2009

ROLL CALL: Mr. Schmidt ? yes        Mr. Rilee ? yes

                                    Mr. Behrens ? yes        Mr. Hall ? yes

                                    Mr. Zoschak ? yes       Mayor DeFillippo - yes