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MAY 5, 2009
Pledge of Allegiance
Open Public Meeting Statement
Notice is hereby given that a Special Neighborhood Meeting
of the Township Council of the Township of Roxbury will be held on May 5, 2009
at 7:00 PM at Company No.3 Fire House, Berkshire Valley Road and Gordon
Road. This meeting is being held for the
purpose of general discussion with Township residents.
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: Councilman
Fred Hall, Martin Schmidt, Richard
Zoschak, Gary Behrens, Tim Smith, Deputy Mayor Jim Rilee and Mayor Kathy
Christopher Raths, Township Manager; BettyLou DeCroce, Township Clerk;
Rick Blood, DPW Director.
Mayor DeFillippo gave an introduction to the public as to
the format of the meeting.
Mr. Raths Township Manager went over the current ?To Do
List? in the township of projects already completed for 2009 and projects
anticipated for 2009.
Rick Blood, Assistant DPW Director went over the paving
projects that are on the schedule for completion this year. Also, discussed the Rt. #80 Overpass timeline
with the stimulus package and the new decking of the bridge with the federal
Mr. Raths discussed the Berkshire Valley Park status and the
timeline of completion.
Mayor DeFillippo discussed the Horse Shoe Lake Railroad
Impact and stated that the Council has been proactive for the protection of the
public and to assure the preservation of the Lake. Further, Mayor DeFillippo stated that
Congressman Frelinghuysen was holding a Congressional Town Meeting on May 9th
from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM on the Community Center at Horseshoe Lake and
encouraged residents to come and express their feelings on the railroad stimulus
Public commented on all subjects discussed and expressed
their concern for Horseshoe Lake with the rail line being activated.
At 9:10 PM Mr. Hall made a motion to adjourn the
Neighborhood Meeting. Mr. Schmidt
seconded the motion.
All In Favor ? Yes
Motion Carried 7 to 0
MINUTES APPROVED BY COUNCIL
ROLL CALL: Mr.
Schmidt ? yes Mr. Smith ? yes
Behrens ? yes Mrs. DeFillippo ? yes
Mayor Hall ? yes Mayor Rilee -