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December 1, 2009
Regular Meeting of the Township Council of the Township of Roxbury was held on
December 1, 2009 at 1715 Route 46, Ledgewood, New Jersey at 7:30 PM.
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.
CALL (Present): Councilmen Gary Behrens, Fred
Hall, Jim Rilee, Martin Schmidt, Timothy Smith, Richard Zoschak, and Mayor
PRESENT: Christopher Raths, Township Manager; Anthony
Bucco, Esq., Township Attorney; Janet Rieth, Deputy Township Clerk; and Amy
Rhead, Administrative Aide
amended the order of the agenda to recognize the Roxbury High School
Gaels Marching Band
Mayor DeFillippo presented a plaque, on behalf of the
Township, to Mr. Nichols, Roxbury High School Band Director, and members of the
band in recognition of the outstanding accomplishments of the Marching Gaels.
Director Gene Feyl presented a Resolution to the Marching Gaels on behalf of
the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
Bucco presented the Roxbury High School Gaels Marching Band with a Resolution
sponsored by Senator Bucco and Assemblymen Michael Carroll and Rick Merkt on
behalf of the State of New Jersey.
At 7:50 PM Council
took a short break.
At 8:00 PM Council
returned to the Regular Meeting.
Smith made a motion to approve the above Minutes. Mr. Zoschak seconded the motion
Page 2 of the September 22nd Minutes, under Paragraph 2, discussion
regarding the turf field, Mr. Hall would like it to read, "money used to
maintain the existing grass field will be reallocated for the turf field".
Call: Mr. Smith ? Yes
Mr. Zoschak ? Yes
Mr. Behrens, Yes (abstain on
Mr. Hall ? Yes
Rilee ? Yes (abstain on 10/13/09)
Mr. Schmidt ?
carried 7 to 0.
amended the order of the agenda to address the promotions within the Roxbury
Rieth, Deputy Township Clerk, administered the Oath of Office to Lt. James
Quinn, Sgt. Kevin Howell and Sgt. Scott Shinkowski.
DeFillippo amended the order of the agenda to address the SSC 1-Day Liquor
License for December 31, 2009
Deputy Mayor Rilee made a
motion to approve the one-day Liquor License for the Swim & Sport
Club. Mr. Smith seconded the motion.
Call: Deputy Mayor Rilee ? Yes Mr. Smith ? Yes
Mr. Behrens ? Yes Mr. Hall ? Yes
Mr. Schmidt ? Yes Mr. Zoschak ? Yes
Mayor DeFillippo - Yes
carried 7 to 0.
amended the order of the agenda to address LHC letter of support for NJ DOT I BOAT NJ
Council members discussed the three possible
scenarios being considered if the one-time $444,000 grant funding becomes
available to the Lake Hopatcong Commission.
The Commission is not asking the municipalities to provide funds to the
hard match if the grant is received, but would request in-kind support, such as
Smith made a motion to approve the letter of support, with the wording
"based upon availability of staff" added in the second
paragraph. Mr. Schmidt seconded the
Call: Mr. Smith ? Yes Mr. Schmidt ? Yes
Deputy Mayor Rilee ? Yes Mr. Zoschak ? Yes
274 Emmans Road, Flanders
Mr. Kluska asked when the Township calendars would be
mailed to Township residents. Mrs. Rieth stated that the residents will have
the calendars by the end of the year.
OF COUNCIL LIAISON REPRESENTATIVES, COUNCIL COMMITTEES AND NEW BUSINESS/OLD
Hall asked if the Recreation newsletter is on the website. Mr. Raths stated that there is a link.
Hall advised that there are 350 people who have volunteered to rebuild
Mayor Rilee stated that the Fire Chiefs meeting has been postponed until next
week and he will be able to attend.
Smith asked if the Open Space Committee will be meeting tomorrow. Mr. Raths advised that it has been
rescheduled to December 7th, which is the open space tour.
Smith advised that the Water/Sewer Committee will be meeting this Friday.
Smith advised that there will be a production of "A Christmas Carol"
at Roxbury High School on Saturday, December 12th
at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM. This is a
fundraiser for Imagination Station.
Smith asked why the MSA has a $20,000 budget item for the League of
Municipalities Conference. Mr. Raths
will provide a response in his Information Update this Friday.
Zoschak requested an update on the park cameras. Mr. Raths stated he has no new information.
Zoschak requested an update on the drain pipe on the corner of Logan Drive and Wills Road. Mr. Raths advised that Mr. Blood has spoken
to the resident.
Rieth advised that the Township calendar is also on the website.
Hall advised that a Shared Services meeting will be held on Thursday at 6:00
Raths advised that the steel is up at the new DPW facility.
Raths advised that State aid has been reduced by $32,000. He has advised the Finance Department to hold
all payments to the State at this time.
DeFillippo advised that the storm drain at the Outback parking lot is full of
leaves. Mr. Raths will contact the shopping center.
1. Procurement Policy ? no discussion
REQUESTED/REFERRED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS, MANAGER, ATTORNEY OR CLERK
High School Gaels
Marching Band Recognition ? previously discussed
09-384 A RESOLUTION INCORPORATING BY REFERENCE HEREIN AND
APPROVING THE FOLLOWING NUMBERED RESOLUTIONS LISTED ON THE REGULAR COUNCIL
MEETING AGENDA FOR THIS DATE: 09-369,
09-386, 09-387, 09-388, 09-389, 09-390
Mayor Rilee made a motion to approve Resolution 09-384. Mr. Schmidt seconded the motion.
Call: Deputy Mayor Rilee ? Yes Mr. Schmidt ? Yes
Mr. Smith ?Yes Mr. Zoschak ? Yes
09-369 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF AN
AGREEMENT FOR FUNDING OF MUNICIPALLY SPONSORED AFFORDABLE HOUSING BETWEEN THE TOWNSHIP OF ROXBURY AND MORRIS HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
09-370 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT
FOR FUNDING OF MUNICIPALLY SPONSORED AFFORDABLE HOUSING BETWEEN THE TOWNSHIP OF ROXBURY AND 133 LANDING ROAD, INC.
09-385 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
TOWNSHIPRIGHT-OF-WAY EXCAVATION PERMITS
09-386 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE REFUND OF UNUSED
ENGINEERING INSPECTION FEES POSTED WITH THE TOWNSHIP IN CONNECTION WITH WORK
PERFORMED IN ACCORDANCE WITH VARIOUS TOWNSHIP MINOR SOIL RELOCATION PERMITS
09-387 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE AWARD OF A CONTRACT TO
FINELLI CONSULTING ENGINEERS, INC. FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING AND
ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES FOR THE SUCCASUNNA LAKE DREDGING &
TRIBUTARY BANK STABILIZATION
09-388 A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE TOWNSHIP
09-389 A RESOLUTION OF THE TOWNSHIP
OF ROXBURY REQUESTING PLAN CONFORMANCE FROM THE HIGHLANDS WATER PROTECTION AND
PLANNING COUNCIL FOR LAND IN THE PRESERVATION AREA AS MANDATED BY THE HIGHLANDS
09-390 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PAYMENT OF BILLS
25, 2009 ? no discussion
Mr. Kluska asked if last week?s meeting was on the
calendar. Mrs. Rieth stated it was in
the Resolution that was adopted by the Council, and it was advertised, but it
did not make the Calendar.
09-391 NOT USED - 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
was no Executive Session.
8:30 PM, Mr. Schmidt made a motion to adjourn the Regular Meeting. Mr. Zoschak seconded the motion.
Call: All In Favor - Yes
APPROVED BY COUNCIL
Schmidt ? yes Mrs. DeFillippo ? yes
? yes Deputy Mayor Hall ? yes
Mr. Smith ?
yes Mayor Rilee - yes