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August 11, 2009

                                                           

A Regular Meeting of the Township Council of the Township of Roxbury was held on August 11, 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 and Mayor Kathy DeFillippo

 

Also Present:  Christopher Raths, Township Manager; Anthony Bucco, Esq. Township Attorney, BettyLou DeCroce, Township Clerk.

 

Absent:  Councilmen Martin Schmidt and Richard Zoschak

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

July 14, 2009, Executive Session

July 28, 2009, Executive Session

 

Mr. Hall made a motion to approve the minutes as listed above.  Mr. Behrens seconded the motion.

 

Roll Call:          Mr. Hall ? Yes, abstain on July 28, 2009
                        Mr. Behrens ? Yes

                        Deputy Mayor Rilee ? Yes

                        Mr. Smith ? Yes, abstain on July 14, 2009

                        Mayor DeFillippo ? Yes

 

Motion carried 5 to 0, with one abstention on July 14, 2009 and one abstention on July 28, 2009.

 

APPROVAL OF PUBLIC RELEASE OF PREVIOUSLY APPROVED EXECUTIVE MINUTES

Public release of portions of previously approved Executive Session minutes with released and redacted topics listed on attached memo.

 

Mr. Hall made a motion to approve the release of executive minutes to the public as listed on the attached memo.  Mr. Behrens seconded the motion.

 

Roll Call:          Mr. Hall ? Yes                         Mr. Behrens ? Yes

                        Deputy Mayor Rilee ? Yes       Mr. Smith ? Yes

Mayor DeFillippo ? Yes

 

Motion carried 5 to 0.

 

 

PUBLIC PORTION

Dennis Wine

4 Holly Drive, Succasunna

Mr. Wine asked about the details of the County?s agreement to assist with improvements regarding the railroad at Horseshoe Lake.  Mr. Raths answered.

 

Mr. Wine asked if the cost proposal for the Energy Audit as attached to this agenda is a combined figure for the Board of Education and the Township of Roxbury.  Mr. Raths stated that the estimate is for the Township only.  Mr. Hall stated that the Board of Education has chosen not to participate in the Energy Audit with the Township because they do not have the money to implement any recommended improvements and the State has not guaranteed funding.

 

Business Owners

180 Howard Boulevard

Ø      Wendy Oakes, Owner, ?Boulevard Scoops?

Ø      Jim Rennalls, Owner, ?Wingman?

Ø      Alla Impink, Owner, ?Salon R.U.S.H.?

Ø      Dae Sohn, Owner, ?Q Cleaners?

 

Several business owners from 180 Howard Boulevard (located to the left of Cracker Barrel) came before Council regarding their inability to advertise through signage and/or banners in the Township of Roxbury and the negative effect it has on their business.  Ms. Oakes distributed pictures of other businesses that have larger signs.  Some of those pictures depict businesses in the Borough of Mount Arlington where there are different zoning regulations.  BettyLou DeCroce stated that a solution could be obtained through working through the Clerk?s Office in conjunction with the Zoning Officer for temporary signage.  Mr. Hall recommended that an opinion be obtained from the Master Plan Committee.  Mr. Smith stated that the Township would need to look at and possibly amend the Ordinance for sign usage.

 

Upon a statement regarding the speed limit being too high, Mr. Raths stated that this is a County road and we do not have jurisdiction over the speed limit.

 

Business owners also had complaints about the landscaping obstructing the visibility of the stores.  Mr. Stern will re-examine the landscaping plan.

 

Mayor DeFillippo recommended inviting business owners to an Economic Development Committee where they could work together to come up with a recommendation.  Mr. Smith will arrange a date and time to meet with representative(s) and the Economic Development Committee.

 

Mr. Raths and Deputy Mayor Rilee explained why this will most likely be a lengthy process for a Sign Ordinance change.  Other items such as landscaping could be reviewed by the Township Planner and Planning Board which may get results sooner.

 

Chris Struening

73 Oneida Avenue, Landing

Mr. Struening discussed his concern about environmental and aesthetic issues associated with vehicles being parked on lawns in his neighborhood.  He distributed pictures to the Council showing vehicles parked on lawns.  Mr. Raths stated that he would have law enforcement dispatched to the location that had a vehicle with commercial plates on it and would look into what else the Township may be able to do to rectify the situation.

 

Mayor DeFillippo announced the dates and locations for the next Neighborhood Meetings as being August 26, 2009 at Town Hall and October 20, 2009 at Co.#2 Firehouse.

 

Mr. Struening also stated that more enforcement would be welcomed to monitoring the speeding on Oneida Avenue.

 

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

Mr. Behrens stated that he and Mr. Hall attended last week?s school Board meeting.  Mr. Behrens reported that the Board of Education implemented salary increases for several administrators, including one that is retiring in a few months.  Mr. Behrens stated that Mr. Hall would be reporting on the issues that were discussed regarding Shared Services.

 

 

 

Mr. Hall stated that the Board of Education is still waiting for Verizon to install the PEG channels in the schools.  Mr. Raths stated that he would contact Verizon again to find out their timeline for installation.  He also stated that he would contact Cablevision to see if they can supply the channels.

 

Mr. Hall stated that the Board of Education is considering using some of the approximately one million dollars they received in Federal Stimulus money to provide after school busing.  The plan is to put aside money to make the busing available for two years, after which time they will either need to establish an alternative funding source or discontinue the after school busing.

 

Mr. Hall stated that Roxbury?s tennis team will not be able to use the tennis courts at Morris County College anymore and that this may be another area for the Recreation Department to consider as a shared services opportunity in the future with the Board of Education. 

 

Mr. Hall stated that the Board of Education has some concerns regarding the Shared Services Agreement for the turf field, which have been forwarded to the Township attorney.

 

Mr. Hall stated that the Board of Education is planning on having more frequent budget meetings throughout the school year.

 

Mayor DeFillippo reported that some storm drains around the Eisenhower School parking lot recently malfunctioned and resulted in severe flooding in houses in the area.  The Township and school district worked together, on a Sunday, to remove water from the houses and rectify the situation.  Mayor DeFillippo thanked all those who assisted and commended everyone for their collaborative support and efforts.

 

Mr. Hall thanked Mayor DeFillippo for her attention to the flooding situation.

 

Deputy Mayor Rilee asked who would be attending the COAH meeting tomorrow.  Mr. Raths stated that he and Russell Stern, Township Planner, would be attending.

 

Mr. Hall stated that the advanced planning that has been done would hopefully result in the acceptance of the plan tomorrow and allow Roxbury to be in compliance with the COAH mandates.  He stated that this should not be underestimated as it is a major accomplishment and all those involved should be commended for their efforts.

 

Deputy Mayor Rilee asked Mr. Raths about a memo that was received a few weeks ago from the County regarding changes to the State Plan Policy Map and Cross Acceptance proposals.  Mr. Stern, Township Planner, responded that the County had identified a mapping error that the State made.

 

Mayor DeFillippo stated that the Economic Development Committee is hosting a seminar for small businesses, entitled ?A Free Seminar for the Business Community? regarding creative financial assistance, scheduled on September 15, 2009 at Town Hall

 

Mayor DeFillippo stated that Main Street Committee Meeting is scheduled to meet tomorrow.

 

Mayor DeFillippo reported to the Council that she had signed off on a letter from the Freeholders regarding proposed compromises in regard to the refurbishment of the railroad at Horseshoe Lake.  Mr. Raths is awaiting word as to the start time of the project.

 

Mr. Smith stated that the Open Space Committee has kept the Open Space Map current, but at last week?s meeting they were made aware of their responsibility to update the old Open Space Plan, as well.   The Land Conservancy would like to provide a quote for preparing an updated Plan with the necessary goals, objectives, and strategies.  Mr. Smith will inform the Council of the amount of the quote once it is received.

 

Deputy Mayor Rilee stated that Laura Szwak worked on that Plan back in 1999 and may be able to assist the Open Space Committee in updating it.

 

Mr. Smith stated that due to the lack of available property, the Open Space Committee intends to put forth efforts to update their mission.

 

A.  New Business

 

B.  Old Business

1.  Procurement Policy ? no discussion

                         

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

A.  One Day Liquor License SSC, September 20, 2009

 

B.  PBA 5K Run, September 8, 2009

 

C.  King Store Slate Roof Replacement and Eaves Repair

As per Mayor DeFillippo?s request, Miram Morris of The Roxbury Historic Trust confirmed the amount of money that Roxbury had already allocated to pay for the repairs.

 

Deputy Mayor Rilee made a motion to reallocate funds to approve item C listed above.  Mr. Hall seconded the motion.

 

Roll Call:          Deputy Mayor Rilee ? Yes       Mr. Hall ? Yes

                        Mr. Behrens ? Yes                   Mr. Smith ? Yes

                        Mayor DeFillippo ? Yes

 

Motion carried 5 to 0.

 

 

D.  Township of Roxbury 6-Month Financials

Mr. Raths stated that the Township is in good shape financially compared to this time last year.  BettyLou DeCroce stated that we received a $123,290 dividend from the North Jersey Employee Benefits Fund.

 

E.  Netcong Stoll/Allen Street Redevelopment Plan ? no discussion

 

F.  Block Party-Dickenson Court August 22, 2009

 

Deputy Mayor Rilee made a motion to approve items A, B, and F as listed above.  Mr. Smith seconded the motion. 

 

Roll Call:          Deputy Mayor Rilee ? Yes       Mr. Smith ? Yes

                        Mr. Behrens ? Yes                   Mr. Hall ? Yes

                        Mayor DeFillippo ? Yes

 

Motion carried 5 to 0.

 

 

DRAFT ORDINANCES FOR DISCUSSION

None

 

INTRODUCTION OF PROPOSED ORDINANCES

15-09               HOLD - ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER XIII, LAND DEVELOPMENT, ARTICLE I, SECTION 13-1.2, DEFINITIONS; AND ARTICLE II, SECTION 13-2.1, SUBSECTION 13-2.107, ADVISORY COMMITTEE, AND SECTION 2.5, HEARINGS, SUBSECTION 2.512, TIME LIMIT ON VARIANCES AND DESIGN WAIVERS; AND SECTION 13-2.6, SUBSECTION 13-2.603, ZONING PERMITS; AND ARTICLE III, SECTION 13-3.4, SUBSECTION 13-3.409, EFFECT OF PRELIMINARY APPROVAL, AND SECTION 3.8, SUBSECTION 13-3.808, EFFECT OF APPROVAL OF PRELIMINARY MAJOR SITE PLANS, AND

SECTION 13-3.5, SUBSECTION 13-3.504.1, NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING, AND SECTION 13-3.7, SUBSECTION 13-3.706, CONDITIONAL USE, OF THE REVISED GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE TOWNSHIP OF ROXBURY, COUNTY OF MORRIS, STATE OF NEW JERSEY

Mr. Stern stated that the change in this ordinance was regarding the addition of swimming pools being excluded as impervious coverage.  Deputy Mayor Rilee stated that this should have been divulged prior to tonight?s meeting.

 

16-09               HOLD - ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER XIII, LAND DEVELOPMENT, ARTICLE VI, CHECKLISTS, SECTION 13-6.1, COMPLETE APPLICATION CHECKLISTS, SUBSECTION 13-6.101.1, INITIAL SUBMISSION OF THE REVISED GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE TOWNSHIP OF ROXBURY, COUNTY OF MORRIS, STATE OF NEW JERSEY

 

17-09               HOLD - ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER XIII, LAND DEVELOPMENT, ARTICLE VII, ZONING REGULATIONS, SECTION 13-7.7, SUBSECTION 13-7.704, RESTORATION OF EXISTING BUILDINGS, PARAGRAPH D, DETERMINATION OF PARTIAL DESTRUCTION; SECTION 13-7.8, SUBSECTION 13-7.809, INCONGRUOUS BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES, SUBSECTION 13-7.810, PRINCIPAL STRUCTURES, SUBSECTION 13-7.815, PROHIBITED USES, AND NEW SUBSECTION 13-7.815A, SETBACKS FROM PUBLIC WELLS; SECTION 13-7.9, SUBSECTION 13-7.903, MEASUREMENT OF BUILDING SETBACK; SUBSECTION 13-7.903, MEASUREMENT OF BUILDING SETBACK; SECTION 13-7.20, US OPEN SPACE DISTRICT, SUBSECTION 13-7.2002, PARAGRAPH C, AREA, YARD AND BUILDING REQUIREMENTS; SECTION 13-7.21A, GENERAL PROVISIONS FOR COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL ZONES, SUBSECTION 13-7.21A04, HOURS OF   BUSINESS OPERATIONS; SECTION 13-7.22, PO/R PROFESSIONAL OFFICE/RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT, SUBSECTION 13-7.2202, PARAGRAPH A, PRINCIPAL PERMITTED USES, PARAGRAPH C, PERMITTED CONDITIONAL USES, AND PARAGRAPH D, AREA, YARD AND BUILDING REQUIREMENTS;             SECTION 13-7.23, B-1 LIMITED BUSINESS DISTRICT, SUBSECTION 13-7.2302, REQUIRED CONDITIONS, PARAGRAPH C, CONDITIONAL USES; SECTION 13-7.24, B-1A LIMITED BUSINESS DISTRICT, SUBSECTION 13-          7.2403, REQUIRED CONDITIONS,  SECTION 13-7.25 B-2 HIGHWAY BUSINESS DISTRICT, SUBSECTION 13-7.2502, REQUIRED CONDITIONS, SECTION 13-7.27, OB OFFICE BUILDING DISTRICT, SUBSECTION 13-7.2702, PARAGRAPH B, ACCESSORY USES; SECTION 13-7.31, I-5 LIMITED INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT, SUBSECTION 13-7.3103, LOT AVERAGING, SECTION 13-7.32,

I-10 LIMITED INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT, SUBSECTION 13-7.3203, LOT AVERAGING, SECTION 13-7.33, OR-5 OFFICE RESEARCH DISTRICT, SUBSECTION 13-7.3302, PARAGRAPH D, AREA YARD AND    BUILDING REQUIREMENTS; SECTION 13-7.35, CONDITIONAL USES, SUBSECTIONS 13-7.3503, INSTITUTIONAL USES, 13-7.3504, NURSING HOMES AND ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES, 13-7.3505, MOTOR VEHICLE ESTABLISHMENTS, 13-7.3507, VEHICULAR SERVICE STATIONS, AND 13-7.3509, SUBSIDIZED ACCESSORY APARTMENT; OF THE REVISED      GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE TOWNSHIP OF ROXBURY, COUNTY OF       MORRIS, STATE OF NEW JERSEY

 

18-09               HOLD - ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER XIII, LAND DEVELOPMENT, ARTICLE VIII,             DESIGN STANDARDS, SECTION 13-8.7, SUBSECTION 13-8.700, OFF-STREET PARKING; SECTION 13-8.8, SUBSECTION 13-8.810, SITE FURNITURE; AND SECTION 13-8.9, SIGN STANDARDS, SUBSECTION 13-8.910, EXEMPT SIGNS, OF THE REVISED GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE TOWNSHIP OF ROXBURY, COUNTY OF MORRIS, STATE OF NEW JERSEY

 

19-09               HOLD - ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER XIII, LAND DEVELOPMENT, ARTICLE III, DEVELOPMENT PROCEDURES, SECTION 13-3.12, GENERAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN (GDP) APPROVALS, SUBSECTION 13-3.1202, FINDINGS, OF THE REVISED GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE TOWNSHIP OF ROXBURY, COUNTY OF MORRIS, STATE OF NEW JERSEY

 

Council members acknowledged the need to make changes to streamline the Planning & Zoning processes, but felt that there was not enough time or explanation as to what changes were actually being proposed.  Mr. Bucco suggested that a chart or other explanation be given to the Council members tracking the changes that are being recommended.  Members decided to postpone the introduction of the above ordinances until the changes have been clarified.

 

 

20-09               AN ORDINANCE TO REVISE, AMEND AND SUPPLEMENT CHAPTER VII OF THE REVISED GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE TOWNSHIP OF ROXBURY ENTITLED ?TRAFFIC? SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE INSTALLATION OF A STOP SIGN TO BE POSTED ON DAVIS STREET AT THE INTERSECTION OF CANAL STREET IN THE LANDING SECTION OF ROXBURY TOWNSHIP

 

Mr. Smith made a motion to introduce Ordinance 20-09.  Deputy Mayor Rilee seconded the motion.

 

Roll Call:          Mr. Smith ? Yes                       Deputy Mayor Rilee ? Yes

                        Mr. Behrens ? Yes                   Mr. Hall ? Yes

            Mayor DeFillippo ? Yes

 

Motion carried 5 to 0.

 

 

HEARING AND ADOPTION OF ORDINANCES ON SECOND READING

14-09               AN ORDINANCE TO VACATE ANY AND ALL PUBLIC RIGHTS IN AND TO THE UNIMPROVED RIGHT-OF-WAY OF MCCAIN STREET IN THE TOWNSHIP OF ROXBURY, COUNTY OF MORRIS AND STATE OF NEW JERSEY

 

Mr. Smith made a motion to open Ordinance 14-09 to the public.  Deputy Mayor Rilee seconded the motion.

 

Roll Call:          Mr. Smith ? Yes                       Deputy Mayor Rilee ? Yes

Mr. Behrens - Yes                    Mr. Hall ? Yes

Mayor DeFillippo ? Yes

 

Motion Carried 5 to 0.

 

No public comment

 

Mr. Smith made a motion to close Ordinance 14-09 to the public.  Deputy Mayor Rilee seconded the motion.

 

Roll Call:          Mr. Smith ? Yes                       Deputy Mayor Rilee ? Yes

Mr. Behrens - Yes                    Mr. Hall ? Yes

Mayor DeFillippo ? Yes

 

Motion Carried 5 to 0.

 

Mr. Smith made a motion to adopt Ordinance 14-09.  Deputy Mayor Rilee seconded the motion.

 

Roll Call:          Mr. Smith ? Yes                       Deputy Mayor Rilee ? Yes

Mr. Behrens - Yes                    Mr. Hall ? Yes

Mayor DeFillippo ? Yes

 

Motion Carried 5 to 0.

 

 

DRAFT RESOLUTIONS FOR DISCUSSION

None

 

INTRODUCTION AND ADOPTION OF RESOLUTIONS

09-262             A RESOLUTION INCORPORATING BY REFERENCE HEREIN AND APPROVING THE FOLLOWING NUMBERED RESOLUTIONS LISTED ON THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA FOR THIS DATE:  09-263, 09-264, 09-265,  09-266, 09-267, 09-268, 09-269, 09-270, 09-271, 09-272, 09-274,     09-275, 09-276, 09-277, 09-278, 09-279, 09-280, 09-281, 09-282

 

Deputy Mayor Rilee made a motion to adopt Resolution 09-262.  Mr. Smith seconded the motion. 

 

Roll Call:          Deputy Mayor Rilee ? Yes       Mr. Smith ? Yes

                        Mr. Behrens ? Yes                   Mr. Hall ? Yes

                        Mayor DeFillippo ? Yes

 

Motion carried 5 to 0.

 

 

09-263             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PURCHASE OF ELEVEN (11) E-ONE EXTREME SERIES GRINDER PUMPS FOR THE SEWER UTILITY FROM WATER RESOURCE SALES AND SERVICE, LLC

 

09-264             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE AWARD OF A CONTRACT TO CFM CONSTRUCTION, INC. FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF A 50 HORSEPOWER PUMP MOTOR AT THE FORD ROAD BOOSTER STATION, FORD ROAD, LANDING

Mr. Behrens asked if rebuilding this motor was considered.  Mr. Blood stated that the Township had not looked into the option of rebuilding the motor.  Mr. Raths stated that in the future, for similar situations, the option of purchasing a rebuilt motor or having an existing motor rebuilt would be explored as an alternative to purchasing a new one.

 

09-265             RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE AWARD OF A CONTRACT TO ESC ENTERPRISES, INC. FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF A WELL CHART RECORDER AND TELEMETRY RECEIVER FOR WELL NO. 4; CENTER STREET, LANDING

 

09-266             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE RELEASE OF PERFORMANCE GUARANTEES POSTED WITH THE TOWNSHIP OF ROXBURY IN CONNECTION WITH WORK PERFORMED AND ACCEPTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH VARIOUS TOWNSHIP RIGHT-OF-WAY EXCAVATION PERMITS

 

09-267             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE TOWNSHIP OF ROXBURY AND THE COUNTY OF MORRIS FOR ROAD OPENING PURPOSES

 

09-268             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PURCHASE OF MANHOLE AND DRAINAGE CASTINGS FROM CAMPBELL FOUNDRY COMPANY

 

09-269             A RESOLUTION RESCINDING RESOLUTION NO.08-383 AUTHORIZING THE AWARD OF A CONTRACT TO TILCON NEW YORK INCORPORATED FOR MILLING AND PAVING OF THE EMMANS ROAD RESURFACING PROJECT PHASE IV

 

09-270             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE AWARD OF A CONTRACT TO SCHIFANO CONSTRUCTION CORPORATION FOR THE MILLING AND PAVING OF VARIOUS ROADWAYS

 

09-271             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE RELEASE OF A CASH BOND POSTED BY KIKIA ASSOCIATES WITH REGARD TO A SOIL RELOCATION PERMIT FOR THE PRUDENT PUBLISHING PROJECT LOCATED ON 400 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD; BLOCK 9501, LOT 2

 

09-272             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE RELEASE OF A CASH BOND POSTED BY KIKIA ASSOCIATES FOR THE TREE REMOVAL PERMIT FOR THE PRUDENT PUBLISHING PROJECT LOCATED ON 400 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD; BLOCK 9501, LOT 2

Mayor DeFillippo asked why there was no mention in this resolution regarding item #3 in the letter from Prudent Publishing requesting the return of approximately $1,420.  Mr. Raths will ask the Engineering Department why that amount was excluded from the resolution.

 

09-273             HOLD - A RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE TOWNSHIP OF ROXBURY?S INTENT TO PETITION THE HIGHLANDS COUNCIL FOR PLAN CONFORMANCE

 

09-274             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE AWARD OF CONTRACT FOR A PROFESSIONAL SERVICE CONTRACT TO CHA FOR COMPLETION OF AN ENERGY AUDIT OF TOWNSHIP BUILDINGS

Mr. Hall asked why the cost is less than the original estimate.  Mr. Raths stated that the company was awarded several energy audit contracts as a result of being the lowest bidder.

 

09-275             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE REFUND OF SEPTIC PERMIT FEE TO ROXBURY REFORM TEMPLE   

 

09-276             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE AWARD OF A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONTRACT WITHOUT COMPETITIVE BIDDING TO KINSEY ASSOCIATES FOR THE REDEVELOPMENT OF ATHLETIC FIELDS AT THE FRANKLIN SCHOOL SITE

 

09-277             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE AWARD OF A CONTRACT TO M.D. HOME IMPROVEMENTS, LLC FOR REPAIRS TO THE BRIDGE AT THE HORSESHOE LAKE ISLAND

 

09-278             A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPARTMENT

09-279             A RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 09-189 AUTHORIZING SALARIES AND COMPENSATION FOR EMPLOYEES FOR THE YEAR 2009

 

09-280             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PAYMENT OF BILLS

 

09-281             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE REDUCTION OF THE PERFORMANCE BOND FOR THE DEVELOPMENT KNOWN AS DEER VIEW ESTATES, L.L.C.; BLOCK 4201, LOT 11

 

09-282             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE AWARD OF A CONTRACT TO PASSAIC VALLEY SEWERAGE COMMISSIONERS FOR SLUDGE WASTE DISPOSAL SERVICES

 

INTRODUCTION AND ADOPTION OF RESOLUTIONS (continued)

09-273             A RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE TOWNSHIP OF ROXBURY?S INTENT TO PETITION THE HIGHLANDS COUNCIL FOR PLAN CONFORMANCE

Deputy Mayor Rilee recommended re-writing the resolution to exclude opting in to the Highlands Plan Conformance.  Deputy Mayor Rilee stated that he would rather the Township establish their own plan.  Deputy Mayor Rilee reminded Council members that Eileen Swan had stated that there would not be any repercussions if Roxbury chose not opt in.  He also stated that he would rather wait until COAH substantive certification is in place prior to moving this resolution.  Mr. Stern stated that there is no requirement to have the resolution adopted tonight, but stated that the awarding of substantive certification from COAH may come with conditions that mandate Roxbury to adopt certain resolutions within a certain amount of time.

 

 

Mr. Hall made a motion to adopt Resolution 09-273.  Mr. Smith seconded the motion.

 

Mr. Hall withdrew his motion to adopt Resolution 09-273.  Mr. Smith withdrew his motion to second the Mr. Hall?s motion to adopt Resolution 09-273.

 

 

PERSONNEL CHANGES

None

 

COMMUNICATIONS

July 31, 2009

August 7, 2009

 

Mr. Smith made a motion to file the communications as listed above.  Deputy Mayor Rilee seconded the motion.

 

Roll Call:          All in Favor- Yes

 

Motion carried 5 to 0.

 

 

PUBLIC PORTION

None

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

09-283             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

 

At 10:00 PM, Mr. Smith made a motion to adopt 09-283 for Executive Session.  Deputy Mayor Rilee seconded the motion.

 

Roll Call:          All in Favor ? Yes

 

Motion Carried 5 to 0.

 

 

At 10:55PM the Council returned to the meeting.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

At 10:55PM, Mr. Smith made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Deputy Mayor Rilee seconded the motion.

 

Roll Call:          Mr. Smith ? Yes                       Deputy Mayor Rilee ? Yes

                        Mr. Behrens ? Yes                   Mr. Hall ? Yes

                        Mayor DeFillippo ? Yes

 

Motion Carried 5 to 0.

 

 

Submitted By:

 

 

 

____________________________

BettyLou DeCroce

Township Clerk

MINUTES APPROVED BY COUNCIL:

DATE:                        August 25, 2009

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

                                    Mr. Behrens ? yes        Mr. Rilee ? yes

                                    Mr. Smith - yes