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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
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
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
Also Present: Richard Blood, Public Works Director (for the
Township Manager), Anthony Bucco, Township Attorney and Janet Rieth, Deputy
Mr. Raths arrived at 8:30 PM
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
May 13, 2009 Special
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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:
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
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
Mr. Raths stated that there are five things that must be addressed to
protect our citizens:
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
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
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.
Mr. Rilee ? yes Mr. Smith ?yes
Mr. Behrens ? yes Mr. Hall ? yes
Motion carried 6 ? 0
INTRODUCTION OF PROPOSED ORDINANCES
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,
OF MORRIS, STATE OF NEW JERSEY
Mr. Smith made a
motion to open Ordinance 11-09 to the public.
Mr. Zoschak seconded the motion.
Mr. Smith ? yes Mr. Zoschak ? yes
Mr. Rilee ? yes Mayor DeFillippo ? yes
There was no public
Mr. Zoschak made a
motion to close Ordinance 11-09 to the public. Mr. Smith seconded the motion.
Mr. Zoschak ? yes Mr. Smith ? yes
Mr. Zoschak made a
motion to adopt Ordinance 11-09. Mr.
Smith seconded the motion.
Mr. Zoschak ? yes Mr. Smith ?yes
Mr. Behrens ? yes Mr. Hall ?yes
DRAFT RESOLUTIONS FOR DISCUSSION
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
09-191 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE AWARD OF A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONTRACT
WITHOUT COMPETITIVE BIDDING TO KINSEY ASSOCIATES FOR THE DELL AVENUE PARK
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
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
09-195 RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE DESIGNATION OF CUSTODIAN OF
09-196 RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE DESIGNATION OF CUSTODIAN OF
09-197 A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPARTMENT
09-198 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PAYMENT OF BILLS
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE AWARD OF A CONTRACT TO GRINNELL RECYCLING, INC. FOR
Mr. Zoschak made a motion to adopt Resolution 09-190. Mr. Hall seconded the motion.
Mr. Zoschak ? yes Mr. Hall ?
Mr. Behrens ? yes Mr. Rilee ?
Mr. Smith ? abstain Mayor
DeFillippo ? yes
Motion carried 5 ? 0 with one abstention
May 29, 2009
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
#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.
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.
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
Mr. Zoschak made a motion to adopt Resolution 09-199 for
Executive Session. Mr. Smith seconded
Mr. Zoschak ? yes Mr.
Smith ? yes
Mr. Behrens ? yes Mr.
Mr. Rilee ? yes Mayor
DeFillippo ? yes
At 10:05 PM Council took a short
At 10:15 PM Council returned to
the Regular Meeting and went into Executive Session.
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
MINUTES APPROVED BY
DATE: July 14, 2009
ROLL CALL: Mr. Schmidt ? yes Mr. Rilee ? yes
Behrens ? yes Mr. Hall ? yes
Zoschak ? yes Mayor DeFillippo - yes