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October 27, 2009

 

A Regular Meeting of the Township Council of the Township of Roxbury was held on October 27, 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, Jim Rilee, Timothy Smith, Richard Zoschak and Mayor Kathy DeFillippo

 

Also Present:  Christopher Raths, Township Manager; Jim Bryce, Township Attorney's Office; and BettyLou DeCroce, Township Clerk

 

Absent:  Councilman Martin Schmidt

 

Councilman Hall arrived at 7:45 PM after attending a meeting regarding the rebuilding of the Imagination Station playground

 

Mr. Raths reviewed additions to the agenda:

Ø      Interoffice Memorandum from Lisa Spring, CFO, regarding statutorily   necessary procedures for transfers and bonding for the turf field down payment

Ø      Breakdown of the hours under the contract that was once provided to Wharton

Ø      Notice from Frank Grisi, Health Officer/Director of Health, regarding the           scheduled dates for the upcoming H1N1 Vaccination Clinics and explanation of initial priority target groups

Ø      Mr. Raths stated that the Township received the first shipment of the vaccine     today; therefore a resolution needs to be added to this agenda.  Mrs. DeCroce             stated that the resolution number for authorization for conducting the H1N1        clinic will be number 09-360.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Minutes for Approval

October 13, 2009 Executive Session

 

Mr. Zoschak made a motion to approve the Minutes as listed above.  Mr. Smith seconded the motion.

 

Roll Call:          Mr. Zoschak ? Yes                  Mr. Smith ? Yes

                        Mr. Behrens ? Abstain  Deputy Mayor Rilee ? Abstain

                        Mayor DeFillippo ? Yes

 

Motion carried 3 to 0 with two abstentions.

 

Executive Minutes to Be Released to the Public

None

 

7:45 PM, Mr. Hall arrived to the Meeting at this time.

 

PUBLIC PORTION

None

 

Mayor DeFillippo amended the order of the agenda to allow for the following: MATTERS REQUESTED/REFERRED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS, MANAGER, ATTORNEY OR CLERK

A.  Presentation ? Russ Stern and Paul Ferriero

1.  Highlands

Mr. Stern and Mr. Ferriero presented the information required for the submission of the Highlands Act Basic Plan Conformance in the Preservation Area.

The following items were discussed:   (see attached outline labeled ?1A?)

Ø      Deadlines and time frames

Ø      Modules for Basic Plan Conformance

Ø      Numerous inaccuracies in the Module 1 data that was supplied by the    Highlands Council

Deputy Mayor Rilee asked if we could receive an extension to the December 8, 2009 deadline.  Mr. Raths stated that the deadline is statutory, but numerous revisions will most likely follow.

 

2.  Storm water

Mr. Ferriero informed the Council that the Municipal Storm Water public education requirements for permits have been expanded to include training for elected officials.  He conducted the mandatory training for Council members at this time, earning the Township three points.  Mr. Ferriero will forward a letter confirming the completion of the training to Mr. Kobylarz.

 

Mr. Ferriero reviewed several ways that the Township can earn ?points? to satisfy the new ten-point requirement.  Mr. Ferriero also stated that, within the next year, the Township is going to be required to adopt ordinances, mandating things such as, private property owners retrofitting parking lots with inlets upon repaving, and covering all dumpsters.  He recommended that the Township send advance notification of these anticipated changes to large commercial property owners and homeowners associations so that they can budget appropriately.

 

Mr. Zoschak pointed out that the town is not allowed to wash trucks outside anymore, but that there is a private enterprise in town that constantly power washes trucks on the gravel driveway with the outflow going into the lake.  Mr. Ferriero stated that private property owners are not bound by the same rules, but the Township could adopt an ordinance requiring private property owners to comply with some of the same standards.  Mr. Raths clarified the fact that the Township does have a facility to wash vehicles outside.

 

Mr. Hall asked if posting the information on the website would satisfy the public information requirement.  Mr. Ferriero stated that, in order to get points, notification of regulations should be:

Ø      separate from other information,

Ø      signed by the Mayor

Ø      mailed to every property owner

 

B.  Ledgewood Historical District Preliminary Assessment

Miram Morris reviewed details of the submission for $4,500 in grant money to Morris County Heritage Commission for the first step in the nomination of Ledgewood Main Street Historic District to be included on the National Register of Historic Places.

 

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

Mr. Zoschak stated that the Lake Hopatcong Commission met on October 19th and members are still contemplating whether or not to charge usage fees for the lake.  Mr. Zoschak also announced that the Commission?s business plan is available for public comment on the website.  He will submit a hard copy to Council members for their review.

 

Mr. Zoschak stated that he plans on attending a demonstration, presented by the Jefferson Township Clerk, regarding paperless meetings.  Mayor DeFillippo stated that Council members discussed this at length a few months ago and decided that they prefer hard copy, paper agendas and Communications packets.

 

 

Mr. Zoschak asked about the status of the water bill that we sent to a neighboring town.  Mayor DeFillippo stated that we have not received any response to a letter that was sent, nor have they returned phone calls.  Mr. Bucco will follow up on this issue.

 

Mr. Zoschak asked about the status of the Recreation Department?s annual Halloween Parade.  Mr. Raths stated that, due to budget constraints, the Township would no longer be hosting a Halloween Parade or Craft Fair.  Mr. Raths pointed out that each of the Township schools has a Halloween parade for their students.

 

Mayor DeFillippo asked if the annual tree lighting ceremony would be terminated, as well.  Mr. Raths stated that the expense for that event is minimal; therefore, it is still scheduled to take place.

 

Mr. Zoschak complimented the high school band for their performance in the recent competition.

 

Mr. Smith reported on the shortfall of anticipated funds from the water and sewer utilities due to the economy, a lack of connection fees, and the wet, cool summer.  Mr. Raths stated that a revised analysis would be forthcoming for Council review.

Mr. Smith stated that he attended the recent Economic Development Committee meeting.

 

Deputy Mayor Rilee asked how much the Township has spent of the State Agriculture Development Board?s planning incentive grant (PIG) money.  Mr. Raths stated that he would have Lisa Spring prepare a complete breakdown and forward the information to Council members.

 

Deputy Mayor Rilee reminded Council members and management that we should continue to pursue the easement across the train track even though we have the SSC easement.  Mr. Raths stated that he would work with Mr. Bucco on this.

 

Deputy Mayor Rilee stated that the Economic Development Committee will be addressing Route 46 Corridor and the application process for the Boards.

 

Deputy Mayor Rilee asked who would be responsible for maintenance issues upon the lease of the building on Berkshire Valley Road (previously the Nutrition Center site).  Mr. Bucco stated that the terms will be specified in the lease.  Discussion ensued regarding zoning and possible future use of the property.  Mr. Raths suggested waiting to see what kind of proposals we get before considering selling it.

 

Mr. Hall complimented the high school band for their participation in the recent Bandfest event.

 

Mr. Hall stated that he would accompany Mr. Zoschak to view the demonstration regarding paperless meetings.  Mr. Hall pointed out that the Township Clerk?s office would be most affected by such a change; therefore, Mrs. DeCroce should be included in any discussions regarding the possibility of conducting paperless meetings.

 

Mr. Hall asked why information in the weekly Council packets is printed using only one side of the paper, as opposed to printing double-sided.  Mr. Raths stated that, in the past, Council members have objected to double-sided printing.  The majority of the Council stated that they do not like double-sided copies.

 

Mr. Hall reported on the efforts of the Imagination Station playground committee and the extraordinary number of volunteers who have stepped forward to offer assistance in the demolition, design and rebuilding of the playground.

 

Mr. Behrens stated that the Neighborhood Meeting that was held at the Fire Company #2 Firehouse on October 20th week was well attended. 

 

 

Mr. Behrens stated that he, along with Tim Smith and Fred Hall, attended the recent school board meeting.  He reported that the auditor and Interim Business Administrator presented a slide slow regarding the finances of the district, which is helping to create a more open budget preparation process.

 

Mr. Raths reported that Fire Company #1 has offered the use of their facility for any future Neighborhood Meetings.

 

Mrs. DeCroce stated that she has been working with the County on the second round of PARIS Grants and has chosen the Planning Department as a recipient of the imaging efforts.  If there is any money left over, the imaging will be conducted for the Engineering Department.

 

Mayor DeFillippo complimented Mr. Blood on the road paving that has taken place on several area roads.  She reported that a resident had told her about a crack in the pavement on Harrison Avenue and asked Mr. Blood to repair it.  According to Mrs. DeFillippo, the crack was caused by heavy equipment that was parked on the road during recent road work that was done on Carey Road.

 

Mayor DeFillippo stated that she would like to amend the locations for the following Neighborhood Meetings:

Ø      March 16, 2010 ? Roxbury Performing Arts Center

Ø      May 18, 2010 ? Company #3 Firehouse, Berkshire Valley Road

Ø      September 21, 2010 ? Company #1 Firehouse, Main Street, Succasunna

Ø      October 19, 2010 ? Company #2 Firehouse, Shippenport Road, Landing

 

Council members discussed the preliminary 2010 Council meeting schedule and made some changes.

 

B.  Old Business

1.  Procurement Policy ? no discussion

 

 

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

A.  Presentation-Russ Stern and Paul Ferriero ? (previously discussed)

1.  Highlands

2.  Storm water

 

B.  Ledgewood Historical District Preliminary Assessment ? (previously discussed)

 

DRAFT ORDINANCES FOR DISCUSSION

None

 

INTRODUCTION OF PROPOSED ORDINANCES

25-09               ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER XIII, LAND DEVELOPMENT, ARTICLE VIII, DESIGN GUIDELINES, OF THE REVISED GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE TOWNSHIP OF ROXBURY, COUNTY OF MORRIS, STATE OF NEW JERSEY, BY ADDING A NEW SECTION 13-8.11, ENTITLED ?MAIN STREET SUCCASUNNA STREETSCAPE DESIGN STANDARDS?

Ms. DeCroce stated that the public hearing and the final reading for this ordinance needs to be changed from November 11, 2009 to November 24, 2009 in order to allow sufficient time to notify surrounding municipalities.

 

Mr. Smith asked the Council to consider postponing this ordinance.  He feels that the way it is currently written puts a financial burden on property owners.  Mr. Hall questioned the legality of specifying where concrete and other building supplies must be purchased.  Mr. Bucco stated that he had not seen this ordinance prior to this meeting and would not recommend such a purchasing requirement.  The ordinance will be amended to state the color requirement, not the name of the vendor.  Deputy Mayor Rilee stated that this ordinance is not meant to put property owners in a position where they have to spend extra money, but to advise of requirements when considering modifying the zoning or usage.  Mayor DeFillippo reminded Council members that this has already been discussed at length and this ordinance will help to improve the value of the properties on Main Street.  Mr. Raths stated that accepting these design standards would not preclude the Council from choosing other alternatives in the future.  He also reiterated that this ordinance is impacting properties only if there is a subdivision or a site plan.

 

Deputy Mayor Rilee made a motion to introduce Ordinance 25-09.  Mr. Zoschak seconded the motion.

 

(Mr. Zoschak made a motion to table.  There was no second on the motion.  Mr. Zoschak withdrew his motion.  Prior motion to introduce stands.)

 

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

                        Mr. Behrens ? Yes                   Mr. Hall ? Yes

                        Mr. Smith ? No                        Mayor DeFillippo ? Yes

 

Motion carried 5 to 1.

 

26-09               BOND ORDINANCE TO AUTHORIZE THE INSTALLATION OF A SYNTHETIC TURF ATHLETIC FIELD AT ROXBURY HIGH SCHOOL FOR JOINT USE WITH THE ROXBURY BOARD OF EDUCATION IN, BY AND FOR THE TOWNSHIP OF ROXBURY, IN THE COUNTY OF MORRIS, STATE OF NEW JERSEY, TO APPROPRIATE THE SUM OF $800,000 TO PAY THE COST THEREOF, TO MAKE A DOWN PAYMENT, TO AUTHORIZE THE ISSUANCE OF BONDS TO FINANCE SUCH APPROPRIATION AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF BOND ANTICIPATION NOTES IN ANTICIPATION OF THE ISSUANCE OF SUCH BONDS.

Mr. Raths stated that Bond Counsel and the Township Auditors have indicated that the procedure for funding the turf field must be established this ordinance in order for the funds to be certified for the award of the contract. The amount is for the bond authorization and is not the amount that we are going to spend on the project.  Also, statutorily, since $40,000 will be coming from Roxbury?s Open Space Trust fund, there is a resolution for approval tonight that transfers the money from the Recreation Trust fund to the Open Space Trust fund to replenish the Open Space account.  Future payments for the turf field will be coming from the Capital Recreation account, not Open Space.

 

Mr. Hall stated that this ordinance makes it appear that the Township is spending $800,000 on the turf field when that is not the case.

 

Mr. Bucco stated that this authorization is simply a procedural matter and statutorily necessary in order to fulfill the financial requirements for financing capital projects.  The estimated cost of this project is $720,000, and approval of this ordinance does not require the Township to spend $800,000, nor will the Township spend $800,000 for the turf field.

 

Mr. Hall made a motion to introduce Ordinance 26-09.  Mr. Behrens seconded the motion.

 

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

                        Deputy Mayor Rilee ? Yes       Mr. Smith ? Yes

Mr. Zoschak ? Yes                  Mayor DeFillippo ? Yes

 

Motion carried 6 to 0.

 

 

 

HEARING AND ADOPTION OF ORDINACES ON SECOND READING

23-09               AN ORDINANCE DETERMINING POSITIONS ELIGIBLE FOR THE DEFINED CONTRIBUTION RETIREMENT PROGRAM

 

 

Mr. Zoschak made a motion to open Ordinance 23-09 to the public.  Deputy Mayor Rilee seconded the motion.

 

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

Mr. Behrens - Yes                    Mr. Hall ? Yes

Mr. Smith ? Yes                       Mayor DeFillippo ? Yes

 

Motion Carried 6 to 0.

 

No public comment

 

Mr. Zoschak made a motion to close Ordinance 23-09 to the public.  Deputy Mayor Rilee seconded the motion.

 

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

Mr. Behrens - Yes                    Mr. Hall ? Yes

Mr. Smith ? Yes                       Mayor DeFillippo ? Yes

 

Motion Carried 6 to 0.

 

Mr. Zoschak made a motion to adopt Ordinance 23-09.  Deputy Mayor Rilee seconded the motion.

 

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

Mr. Behrens - Yes                    Mr. Hall ? Yes

Mr. Smith ? Yes                       Mayor DeFillippo ? Yes

 

 Motion Carried 6 to 0.

 

24-09               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. Zoschak made a motion to open Ordinance 24-09 to the public.  Deputy Mayor Rilee seconded the motion.

 

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

Mr. Behrens - Yes                    Mr. Hall ? Yes

Mr. Smith ? Yes                       Mayor DeFillippo ? Yes

 

Motion Carried 6 to 0.

 

No public comment

 

Mr. Zoschak made a motion to close Ordinance 24-09 to the public.  Mr. Smith seconded the motion.

 

Roll Call:           Mr. Zoschak ? Yes                   Mr. Smith  ? Yes

Mr. Behrens - Yes                    Mr. Hall ? Yes

Deputy Mayor Rilee                  Mayor DeFillippo ? Yes

 

Motion Carried 6 to 0.

 

 

Mr. Zoschak made a motion to adopt Ordinance 24-09.  Mr. Smith seconded the motion.

 

 

Roll Call:           Mr. Zoschak ? Yes                   Mr. Smith ? Yes

Mr. Behrens - Yes                    Mr. Hall ? Yes

Deputy Mayor Rilee ? Yes        Mayor DeFillippo ? Yes

 

 Motion Carried 6 to 0.

 

DRAFT RESOLUTION FOR DISCUSSION

None

 

INTRODUCTION AND ADOPTION OF RESOLUTIONS

09-342             A RESOLUTION INCORPORATING BY REFERENCE HEREIN AND APPROVING THE FOLLOWING NUMBERED RESOLUTIONS LISTED ON THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA FOR THIS DATE:  09-330, 09-343, 09-344,  09-345, 09-346, 09-347, 09-348, 09-351, 09-352, 09-353, 09-354,     09-355, 09-356, 09-357, 09-358, 09-360

 

Deputy Mayor Rilee made a motion to approve Resolution 09-342.  Mr. Smith seconded the motion.

 

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

                        Mr. Behrens ? Yes                   Mr. Hall ? Yes

Mr. Zoschak ? Yes                  Mayor DeFillippo ? Yes

 

Motion carried 6 to 0.

 

09-330             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING SALARIES AND COMPENSATION FOR EMPLOYEES FOR THE YEAR 2009

(note:  a revised resolution was distributed tonight.)

 

09-343             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE REFUND OF UNUSED ENGINEERING INSPECTION ESCROW FEES IN CONNECTION WITH VARIOUS TOWNSHIP MINOR SOIL RELOCATION PERMITS

 

09-344             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE REFUND OF UNUSED ENGINEERING INSPECTION FEES TO ROXBURY DEVELOPMENT, LLC (AKA THE LEARNING EXPERIENCE) 986 ROUTES 46, LEDGEWOOD ? BLOCK 6501, LOT 28

 

09-345             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ENDORSEMENT OF A TREATMENT WORKS APPROVAL PERMIT APPLICATION FOR THE CORNERSTONE PROFESSIONAL OFFICE CENTER BY CHOD ENTERPRISES, LLC LOCATED AT 225 RIGHTER ROAD, SUCCASUNNA, BLOCK 5001, LOT 1

 

09-346             A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE NJDOT RESOLUTION, APPLICATION, AND AGREEMENT FOR STATE AID TO MUNICIPALITIES UNDER THE NEW JERSEY TRANSPORTATION TRUST FUND AUTHORITY ACT LOCAL AID INFRASTRUCTURE FUND ? DISCRETIONARY AID PROGRAM FOR THE PHASE II PORTION OF THE BERKSHIRE VALLEY ROAD RESURACING PROJECT

 

09-347             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PURCHASE OF TEN (10) MISSION REMOTE TERMINAL ALARM CONTROL UNITS FOR THE SEWER UTILITY FROM PCS PUMP AND PROCESS

 

09-348             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE UPGRADE TO THE MAIN INSTRUMENT PANEL (MIP) UTILITZED FOR ALARMS AT THE AJAX WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT TO BE PERFORMED BY PCS PUMP AND PROCESS

 

09-349             HOLD - A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN INTERLOCAL SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH THE TOWNSHIP OF MINE HILL FOR THE FURNISHING OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SERVICES IN ACCORDANCE WITH PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE FOR LOCAL BOARDS OF HEALTH IN NEW JERSEY, N.J.A.C. 8:52 FOR 2010-2011

09-350             HOLD - A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A SHARED SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH THE TOWNSHIP OF MINE HILL FOR ANIMAL CONTROL SERVICES FOR THE 2010 CALENDAR YEAR

 

09-351             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PURCHASE OF A TRUCK CHASSIS WITH REFUSE PACKER FROM DELUXE INTERNATIONAL TRUCKS, INC.

Mr. Behrens asked if training would be provided with this software.  Mr. Blood answered that training is included in the price.

 

09-352             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF MUNICIPAL SURPLUS PROPERTY

 

09-353             A RESOLUTION APPROVING A CHANGE ORDER TO THE CONTRACT WITH SCHIFANO CONSTRUCTION CORPORATION FOR THE MILLING AND PAVING OF VARIOUS ROADWAYS

Mr. Behrens asked if the Township is receiving the same rate for this change order as was charged for the original contact.  Mr. Blood stated that most of it is the same, except for two smaller projects.  Mr. Blood advised Council members which streets would be targeted for improvements.

 

09-354             A RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE TOWNSHIP OF ROXBURY URGING STATE FUNDING FOR THE MAINTENANCE AND PROTECTION OF LAKE MUSCONETCONG

 

09-355             A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPARTMENT

 

09-356             RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ANNUAL TAX SALE

 

09-357             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING TAX COLLECTOR TO CHARGE $25.00 FOR EACH OF TWO TAX SALE MAILINGS

 

09-358             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PAYMENT OF BILLS

 

09-360             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE TRANSFER OF $40,000.00 FROM THE RECREATION CAPITAL TRUST FUND TO THE TOWNSHIP'S OPEN SPACE TRUST FUND

(Resolution 09-360 was added to the original agenda)

 

PERSONNEL CHANGES

None

 

COMMUNICATIONS

October 16, 2009

#1, Item D ? Rt. 46 Corridor / EDC

Deputy Mayor Rilee asked if the Township was planning on hiring Burgis Associates for their services.  Mr. Raths stated that Burgis Associates will be sending in a proposal and a basic sketch.  Mayor DeFillippo clarified that this is being done as a courtesy and it is not costing any money.  

 

October 23, 2009

#1, Item A ? DPW Facility

Deputy Mayor Rilee asked if Kingtown Diesel might be interested in allowing us to utilize their new truck wash, as opposed to the Township building our own facility.  Mr. Raths will look into.

 

#1, Item F ? Citizens Cable

Discussion took place regarding the BPU representative being a position appointed by the Governor.

 

#1, Item L ? Procurement

Council members engaged in general discussion regarding procurement.

 

#1, Item O ? Rivendale/Eyland Drainage

Mayor DeFillippo asked for details regarding the cost of this project and the estimated time frame for its completion.  Mr. Raths stated that, at this point, the Township is just investigating the design and permitting; therefore, we do not have exact details yet. 

Deputy Mayor Rilee stepped down from the meeting during this discussion.

 

#1, Item R ? Interlocal Shared Services

a.      Vacuum Truck with Jefferson

Mayor DeFillippo clarified that the date the resolutions would be available for review would be November, not October as stated in the Information Update.

Mr. Raths stated that Mr. Blood is working on this.

 

b.  Health and code Enforcement with Randolph

Mayor DeFillippo asked why we would be considering sharing services with Pequannock since it is so far away.  Mr. Raths stated that they were considering creating a non-profit agencies and contracting services to other municipalities.  Mayor DeFillippo asked if the current Animal Control position is part-time or full-time.  Mr. Raths will check.

 

#1, Item S ? Labor Council

Deputy Mayor Rilee stated that he had asked Mr. Raths to supply Council with details of what he is proposing.  Mr. Raths distributed information to Council members.  It was decided to further discuss this subject in Executive Session.

 

#5  Correspondence from Adam Falk, Vice President of Government & Regulatory Affairs, Cablevision, to Board of Public Utilities, dated October 15, 2009, re: Change in iO Entertainment Cable Package

Mr. Hall advised that senior citizens ask him what the Township does to represent their interests regarding increasing rates.  Council members discussed the possibility of sending a letter to the state.

 

To make it more marketable, Mayor DeFillippo suggested wireless access be added to the Performing Arts Center.

 

PUBLIC PORTION

None

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

09-359             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 9:55PM, Mr. Smith made a motion to adopt Resolution 09-359 for Executive Session.  Deputy Mayor Rilee seconded the motion.

 

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

Mr. Behrens ? Yes       Mr. Hall ? Yes

Mr. Zoschak ? Yes      Mayor DeFillippo ? Yes

 

Motion carried 6 ? 0.

 

At 10:05PM, the Council exited Executive Session and returned to Open Session.

 

ADJOURNMENT

At 10:05PM, Mr. Zoschak made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Deputy Mayor Rilee seconded the motion.

 

Roll Call:          All In Favor ? Yes

 

Motion carried 6 ? 0.

 

 

SUBMITTED BY:

 

 

 

______________________________

BettyLou DeCroce

Township Clerk

MINUTES APPROVED BY COUNCIL

DATE:                        February 23, 2010                  

ROLL CALL:            Mr. Schmidt ? Abstain  Mrs. DeFillippo ? Yes

                        Mr. Behrens ? Yes                   Mr. Hall ? Yes

                                    Mr. Smith ? Yes                       Mayor Rilee - Yes