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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 DeFillippo.


Also Present:  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 funds.


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 monies.


Public Portion


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


Submitted By:




BettyLou DeCroce

Township Clerk



DATE:                         January 26, 2010

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

                                    Mr. Behrens ? yes        Mrs. DeFillippo ? yes

                                    Deputy Mayor Hall ? yes          Mayor Rilee - yes