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    September 26, 2006                        

 

A Workshop Meeting of the Township Council of the Township of Roxbury was held on September 26, 2006 at 1715 Route 46, Ledgewood, New Jersey at 7:30 p.m.

           

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 January 5, 2006; notice was posted on the bulletin board in the main hallway of the Municipal Building on January 5, 2006.

 

ROLL CALL: (Present) Councilwoman Kathy DeFillippo, Councilmen Fred Hall, Jim Rilee, Richard Zoschak, Tim Smith, John Ciaramella and Mayor Martin Schmidt 

 

ALSO PRESENT:  Christopher Raths, Township Manager; Anthony Bucco, Township Attorney; BettyLou DeCroce; Township Clerk and Mary Jane Parr, Administrative Aide

 

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

 

Mr. Smith stated that he and Mr. Raths walked the Swim and Sport Club property with the County Open Space Committee and everything went very well.

 

Mr. Smith stated that the Economic Development Committee will meet on Thursday, September 28, 2006.

 

Mr. Smith stated that the Water/Sewer Committee met recently.  The new State DEP standards will require upgrades at the sewer plant. 

 

Mr. Rilee advised that there will be an Open Space presentation on October 23, 2006.  Mr. Hall and Mr. Smith stated they would also attend this meeting with Councilman Rilee.

 

Mr.  Zoschak congratulated Fire Company #1 on their wetdown this past weekend.  He stated that they did a good job on selecting the truck and equipment.

 

Mr. Zoschak stated that Lisa Jackson, Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection took a boat tour of Lake Hopatcong.  She suggested that the Commission should do alternate funding in the form of grants, user fees, and possibly property taxes.  This needs to be looked at by the State Senators and the Commission.  The Commission is attempting to have the State Police and State Park Police work together to patrol the Lake on the busy weekends. 

 

Mr. Zoschak stated that the entrance sign in Port Morris, which has been put up by the Boy Scouts, looks good.  Mr. Raths advised that signs will also be going up at Howard Boulevard and Hillside Avenue, near Emmans Road.

 

Mr. Zoschak stated that, according to an article in today?s Daily Record, 40 towns failed to file  the State gang questionnaire.  Mr. Raths stated he received an  e-mail from  Chief Noll stating that Detective Kevin Smith completed the report.  Chief Noll will contact the State Police and advise them.

 

Mr. Zoschak requested an update on the Company No. 2 Annex.  Mr. Raths advised that Mr. Kobylarz is in the process of securing proposals from the architects and engineers to do the design.

 

Mr. Rilee stated that he was advised that the Township has lost radio frequencies. Mr. Raths stated we have not lost any  frequencies. He further advised that we have documentation from the Fire Department that we have the license for the frequency.

 

Mr. Rilee questioned if the Township can pay up front for pensions. Mr. Raths stated he is working with the County on this and it would save us money.  Mr. Raths will call the County Administrator to discuss this in further detail.

 

Mrs. DeFillippo advised that the Economic Development Committee is meeting this Thursday, September 28, 2006.

 

Mrs. DeFillippo stated that she will be coming up with new dates for the 2007 Neighborhood meetings and asked Council for their approval. Mr. Rilee suggested that we wait for the Township Council Meeting dates first. Mrs. DeFillippo stated that the last scheduled Neighborhood meeting in 2006 will be held on November 29th.

 

Mrs. DeFillippo stated that she has had two residents question her about the park benches for Mooney Mountain Park.  Mr. Raths stated that they have been ordered.

 

Mrs. DeFillippo stated that Karen Zelman Charles daughter, Olivia, wrote a nice letter to the Editor of the Daily Record and the Roxbury Register, thanking the Township for the 9/11 Memorial.

 

Mrs. DeFillippo suggested that the Township hold a nighttime campfire or scary story family event at Ledgewood Basin/Morris Canal Park.  Mr. Raths will speak with the Recreation Department.

 

Mr. Hall questioned when the next Cable Committee meeting will be held. Mr. Raths advised that the meetings have all been cancelled. The only reason the Cable Committee would meet would be to have Verizon come in to talk about what they are doing in the Township.  Mr. Hall suggested that Mr. Raths send a letter to Cablevision as to whether they will be going with the State legislation or negotiating with the Township.

 

Mr. Hall advised that he attended the Board of Education meeting last night where they approved a wheel chair van and additional four wheel drive tractors.  Mr. Hall advised that the Board of Education has a fee schedule for the use of school facilities and questioned if the Township has the same for Township recreation.  Mr. Raths advised that the Township does charge for some uses; however, we cannot charge fees for facilities that were purchased with Green Acres funds.

 

Mr. Hall stated that the Township did a good job on their presentation to the County Open Space regarding the Swim & Sport Club property.

 

Mr. Zoschak  questioned if there was a decision with the Board of Education on the Ripatrazone matter.  Mr. Hall stated that they are going to continue litigating the matter.

 

Mr. Raths advised that he met with Mr. Grisi and Mr. Stierli regarding the possibility of collecting a security deposit from groups who use Township buildings.  They will continue to pursue this and Mr. Raths will report back to Council.

 

Mr. Ciaramella requested that Mr. Raths schedule a meeting for October for the DPW Committee.

 

Mr. Ciaramella requested an update on the Public Works Facility.  Mr. Blood advised that the demolition will begin on October 2nd. 

 

Mr. Ciaramella stated that he thanked Bob Wood of Morris County Engraving for his assistance with the 9/11 Memorial.  Mayor Schmidt requested that Mrs. DeCroce send him a letter from the Mayor and Council.  She will also send a thank you letter to Marco Dellamonica and Al Wartman.

 

Mr. Raths stated that he met with the DOT yesterday regarding Circle Drive.  The Township must send a problem statement and the DOT will investigate.

 

Mr. Raths stated that the Main Street Streetscaping Committee met.  They are identifying the type of materials to be used.

 

Mr. Raths would like to hold a budget workshop meeting on a Saturday in November.  He will send dates to Council.  The Department Heads budget meeting went very well and he will provide a memorandum summarizing that meeting.

Mrs. DeCroce confirmed that Mayor Schmidt, Mr. Ciaramella, Mr. Hall, Mr. Zoschak and Mrs. DeFillippo will be attending the League of Municipalities Convention.

 

Mrs. DeCroce advised that she received an email advising that the Council on Local Mandates  had  nullified the new DOT policy regarding the local collection and disposal of dead deer on local roads.  According to the DOT the new policy was to become effective on October 1st.  The  Council has ruled that the State cannot compel local units to assume this duty.   This does not mean that the State will continue to fulfill its long standing responsibility to perform the service.  Mr. Raths advised that the County has agreed to pick up dead deer.

 

Mr. Ciaramella stated that the Morris Ledger Extra is being thrown in driveways.  Mr. Blood stated that he has the name of the Publisher and if you call them they will stop delivering. 

 

Mr. Ciaramella has received complaints regarding the Ordinance for garage sales.  There is a location on Kenvil Avenue that has an ongoing yard sale.  Mr. Ciaramella questioned the status on permits issued and how long the permit is for.  Mrs. DeCroce advised that permits are issued when the resident applies and they are for two days.  Residents are allowed three in a year.  She further stated that this item should be put on an Agenda for discussion as to how Council would like to handle garage sales.  Mr. Raths stated that this is on tonight?s Agenda.

 

Old Business

Procurement Policy

This will be discussed at a future meeting.

 

Appointments

Rockaway River Watershed Cabinet?2 Members, 1-year term

Economic Development Committee?1 Member, 3-year term

Raritan Highlands Compact?2 Members

Sussex County 208 Water Quality PAC

Planning Board Alternate No., 2, unexpired term of Michael Hawley, 1/1/06 ? 12/31/07

Citizens Cable Committee, unexpired term of Michael Hawley, 3/8/05 ? 12/31/07

 

The above appointments will be discussed at a future meeting

 

PUBLIC PORTION

Robert Kluska, Emmans Road, requested clarification on Resolution 06-330.  Mr. Bucco advised that this is accepting a conservation easement and road dedication on a portion of the property.  The property will remain open.

 

Mr. Kluska also requested clarification on Resolution 06-339, authorizing the Tax Collector to provide tax information to various search companies.  Mr. Bucco advised that this will allow the Tax Collector to provide public tax information to Title Search companies electronically.

Mr. Hall recommended that the Township review the  license agreement with the companies to make sure the Township is not liable in any way.

 

Bob Freund, 48 Mooney Road, commented on the memorandum in the Agenda pertaining to Resolution 06-338, milling and paving of various roads on Mooney Mountain.  Mr. Freund feels that, as a result of a subdivision in June of 1998, it was agreed to change the alignment of the right-of-way so that any future road widening would not impact his row of arborvitaes planted along the roadway. He feels that the work that will be done will affect the trees.  Mr. Raths advised that the Township will not be widening the road.  The intent of the Resolution is to pave the roadway within its width.  Mr. Blood stated that over the years the arborvitaes have encroached on the roadway and may need to be trimmed.  It was the consensus of Council to pave the road and, if needed, the arborvitaes will be trimmed.

 

John Williams, Esq., representing Melmar, LLC, Trading as Rumors, commented on Resolution 06-336 pertaining to the renewal of the Liquor License.  Mr. Williams feels that a 6-month retention of video security tapes is unreasonable and he would like the tapes to be kept at Rumors and not with the security company who inspects Rumors on a monthly basis. Discussion ensued and the majority of Council feels that the security tapes should be held for six (6) months and should be kept with the security company.  It was also agreed that all new management, security personnel and bartenders shall complete a training course in Techniques in Alcohol Beverage Control Management within 90 days of being hired.

 

Tom Stark, 10 Riggs Avenue, Ledgewood, requested an update on the stacking ordinance.  Mayor Schmidt advised that this will be discussed later in the meeting.  Mr. Stark stated that he has called the newspaper office many times to complain about the Morris Ledger Extra newspaper that is left in his driveway every week and nothing is done.  Councilman Zoschak advised that he can sign a complaint against them for littering.  Mr. Blood stated that he and the Township?s Litter Control Officer met with the Vice President in Charge of Distribution and the company?s Attorney and advised that the Township would charge them with littering.  He further advised that, if called, the paper will stop delivering.

 

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

 

F.   Application for Raffles License No. RA 1312 by Roxbury High School Band Parents?

      Association

G.  Application for Raffles License No. RA 1313 by Roxbury High School Band Parents?

      Association

H.   Letter from Andy Wolf and Jennifer Hegarty requesting Block Party

 

Mr. Rilee made a motion to approve Items F, G and H.  Mr. Smith seconded the motion.

 

Roll Call:

Mr. Rilee ? yes Mr. Smith ? yes

Mr. Ciaramella ? yes    Mrs. DeFillippo ? yes

Mr. Hall ? yes              Mr. Zoschak ? yes

Mayor Schmidt ? yes

 

Motion carried 7 ? 0

 

At 8:55 PM Council took a short break.

At 9:05 PM Council returned to the Workshop Meeting.

 

A. Stacking Ordinance Discussion with Russ Stern

Mr. Stern discussed his Stacking/Overcrowding/Illegal Boarding Houses report with Council. Mr. Stern advised that, at Council?s request, he reviewed the issue of stacking/overcrowding as it pertains to the Township.  For the purpose of his report, Mr. Stern considered stacking and overcrowding to be the habitation of a dwelling unit beyond permitted occupancy standards as established by the State Housing Code.  Since 2004, Mr. Stern stated, there have only been seven complaints in the Township.  Mr. Rilee stated that the Township needs a mechanism in place so we are able to react to the complaints.  Mr. Stern advised that the mechanisms are in place under the State Housing Code.  Mr. Hall stated that what the Council would like is to have everything in place to protect the Township from future conditions that may arise.  Mrs. DeFillippo questioned, for the record, if the Township could reduce the square footage to make it stricter that State?s requirements.  Mr. Stern advised that we cannot adopt a stricter housing code than the State, unless there is a special rationale to justify it so we could insulate ourselves from legal challenge.  Council agreed to make the changes that Mr. Stern outlined in his report.  Mr. Stern will send the amendments to Mr. Bucco who will prepare the Ordinance.  Council also agreed that there should be an article in the next issue of the Roxbury Image to make the public aware of the Township?s rules on stacking.  Mr. Stern will prepare the article. 

 

B. Traffic Circulation Advisory Committee

Mr. Hall made a motion to approve the charge of the new Traffic Circulation Advisory Committee, which shall be investigating and prioritizing the Township?s major intersections and roadways.  Ciaramella seconded the motion.

 

Mr. Smith stated that he would like the charge to be amended to state that the committee will provide a report to Council within two years after their first meeting.  Council agreed. 

 

Mr. Hall amended his motion to appoint Mr. Rilee and Mr. Smith to the Committee.

 

 

Roll Call:          Mr. Hall ? yes              Mr. Ciaramella ? yes

                        Mrs. DeFillippo ? yes   Mr. Rilee ? yes

                        Mr. Smith ? yes            Mr. Zoschak ? yes

                        Mayor Schmidt ? yes

 

Motion carried 7 - 0

                       

Mr. Raths will provide Council with the names of the individuals who were previously on this Committee and Council will discuss the membership at the next meeting. 

 

C. Special Duty Costs ?  This item will be tabled to a later date.

 

D. NJ League of Municipalities resolution (Ref. 06-306) ?

Mrs. DeCroce and Mr. Bucco will amend Resolution 06-306 to be submitted to the League of Municipalities for consideration at the League Conference. Mr. Raths will work on a resolution urging the abolition of the mediation and arbitration process in the State of New Jersey in dealing with public employees and one opposing the DEP?s proposal to lower the total phosphorus limitations to 0.1 MG/L.  A summary of the resolutions will be sent to the League by October 6th  and the resolutions will be on the next Agenda.

 

Mr. Rilee made a motion to send all three resolutions to the League of Municipalities for consideration at the League Conference.  Mr. Zoschak seconded the motion.

 

Roll Call:

Mr. Rilee ? yes Mr. Zoschak ? yes

Mr. Ciaramella ? yes    Mrs. DeFillippo ? yes

Mr. Hall ? yes              Mr. Smith ?yes

Mayor Schmidt ? yes

 

Motion carried 7 ? 0

 

E. Garage Sale Enforcement

Mr. Ciaramella stated that there was previous discussion regarding garage sale signs; however, there was no discussion regarding garage sale permits.  Mr. Rilee agreed and does not feel there was ever any enforcement regarding permits. If there are trouble spots, he feels they should be called into the Clerk?s Office and she will take the appropriate action. Mr. Rilee further stated that he feels the Township?s ordinance is fine the way it is with regard to licensing.  Mrs. DeCroce stated that she needs to be notified immediately when there is a violation and that it should not  be sent to the Zoning Officer.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

None

 

DRAFT ORDINANCES FOR DISCUSSION

None

 

INTRODUCTION OF PROPOSED ORDINANCES

None

 

HEARING AND ADOPTION OF ORDINANCES ON SECOND READING  

21-06  An ordinance authorizing a non-exclusive license for the use of real property owned by the Township of Roxbury for the Ledgewood Park Preservation Society, Inc.

 

Councilman Rilee made a motion to open Ordinance 21-06 to the public.  Councilman Zoschak seconded the motion.

 

Roll Call:   

Mr. Rilee ? Yes                      Mr. Zoschak ? Yes

Mr. Ciaramella ? Yes             Ms. DeFillippo ? Yes

Mr. Hall ? Yes                        Mr. Smith ? Yes

Mayor Schmidt - Yes

 

Motion Carried 7 ? 0

 

There was no public comment.

 

Councilman Zoschak made a motion to close Ordinance 21-06 to the public.  Councilman Rilee seconded the motion.

 

Roll Call:

Mr. Zoschak ? Yes                    Mr. Rilee ? Yes

Mr. Ciaramella ? Yes                Ms. DeFillippo - Yes 

Mr. Hall ? Yes                            Mr. Smith ? Yes

Mayor Schmidt ? Yes

 

Motion Carried 7 ? 0

 

Councilman Rilee made a motion to adopt Ordinance 21-06.  Councilman Zoschak seconded the motion.

 

Roll Call:

Mr. Rilee ? yes Mr. Zoschak ? yes

Mr. Ciaramella ? yes    Mrs. DeFillippo ? yes

Mr. Hall ? yes              Mr. Smith ? yes

Mayor Schmidt ? yes

 

Motion carried 7 - 0

 

22-06    An ordinance amending and supplementing Chapter IV, General Licensing, by the

addition of a new section 4-23 entitled ?Authority to Approve the Granting of Raffle and Bingo Licenses? of the Revised General Ordinances of the Township of Roxbury

 

Mr. Zoschak made a motion to open Ordinance 22-06 to the public.  Mr. Smith seconded the motion.

 

Roll Call:

Mr. Zoschak ? yes       Mr. Smith ? yes

Mr. Ciaramella ? yes    Mrs. DeFillippo ? yes

Mr. Hall ?yes               Mr. Rilee ? yes

Mayor Schmidt ? yes

 

Motion carried 7 ? 0

 

There was no public comment.

 

Mr. Smith made a motion to close Ordinance 22-06 to the public.  Mr. Zoschak seconded the motion.

 

Roll Call:

Mr. Smith ? yes            Mr. Zoschak ? yes

Mr. Ciaramella ? yes    Mrs. DeFillippo ? yes

Mr. Hall ? yes              Mr. Rilee ? yes

Mayor Schmidt ? yes

 

Motion carried 7 ? 0

 

Mr. Zoschak made a motion to adopt Ordinance 22-06.  Mr. Smith seconded the motion.

 

Roll Call:

Mr. Zoschak ? yes       Mr. Smith ? yes

Mr. Ciaramella ? yes    Mrs. DeFillippo ? yes

Mr. Hall ? yes              Mr. Rilee -  yes

Mayor Schmidt ? yes

 

Motion carried 7 ? 0

 

23-06    An ordinance amending and supplementing the Revised General Ordinances of the

Township of Roxbury to establish Storm Water Management Regulations prohibiting elicit connections to the storm water system, improper disposal of waste in the municipal storm sewer system and regulating wildlife feeding and yard waste

 

Mr. Zoschak made a motion to open Ordinance 23-06 to the public.  Mr. Smith seconded the motion.

 

Roll Call:

Mr. Zoschak  - yes       Mr. Smith ? yes

Mr. Ciaramella ? yes    Mrs. DeFillippo ? yes

Mr. Hall ? yes              Mr. Rilee ? yes

Mayor Schmidt ? yes

 

Motion carried 7 ? 0

 

There was no public comment.

 

Mr. Zoschak made a motion to close Ordinance 23-06 to the public.  Mr. Smith seconded the motion.

 

Roll Call:

Mr. Zoschak ? yes       Mr. Smith ? yes

Mr. Ciaramella ? yes    Mrs. DeFillippo ? yes

Mr. Hall ? yes              Mr. Rilee ? yes

Mayor Schmidt ? yes

 

Motion carried 7 ? 0

 

Mr. Hall made a motion to adopt Ordinance 23-06.  Mr. Rilee seconded the motion.

 

Roll Call:

Mr. Hall -  yes              Mr. Rilee ? yes

Mr. Ciaramella ? yes    Mrs. DeFillippo ? yes

Mr. Smith ?yes Mr. Zoschak ? yes

Mayor Schmidt ? yes

 

Motion carried 7 - 0

 

24-06    An ordinance amending and supplementing Chapter III, Police Regulations by the

establishment of Dog Park Rules and Regulations and amending Chapter XXIV, Fees, by establishing fees for use of the dog park, of the Revised General Ordinances of the Township of Roxbury

 

Mrs. DeFillippo made a motion to open Ordinance 24-06 to the public.  Mr. Smith seconded the motion.

 

Roll Call:

Mrs. DeFillippo ? yes   Mr. Smith ? yes

Mr. Ciaramella ? yes    Mr. Hall ? yes

Mr. Rilee ? yes Mr. Zoschak ? yes

Mayor Schmidt ? yes

 

Motion carried 7 ? 0

 

There was no public comment.

 

Mr. Smith made a motion to close Ordinance 24-06 to the public.  Mrs. DeFillippo seconded the motion.

 

Roll Call:

Mr. Smith  -yes            Mrs. DeFillippo ? yes

Mr. Ciaramella ? yes    Mr. Hall ? yes

Mr. Rilee ? yes Mr. Zoschak ? yes

Mayor Schmidt ? yes

 

Motion carried 7 ? 0

 

Mr. Smith made a motion to adopt Ordinance 24-06.  Mr. Zoschak seconded the motion.

 

Roll Call:

Mr. Smith ?yes Mr. Zoschak ? yes

Mr. Ciaramella ? yes    Mrs. DeFillippo ? yes

Mr. Hall ? yes              Mr. Rilee ? yes

Mayor Schmidt ? yes

 

Motion carried 7 - 0

 

DRAFT RESOLUTION FOR DISCUSSION

None

 

INTRODUCTION AND ADOPTION OF RESOLUTIONS

06-323    A resolution incorporating by reference herein and approving the following numbered

resolutions listed on the workshop council meeting agenda for this date:  06-324, 06-325, 06-326, 06-327, 06-328, 06-329, 06-330, 06-331, 06-332, 06-333, 06-334, 06-338, 06-339, 06-340

 

Mr. Rilee made a motion to adopt Resolution 06-323.  Mr. Ciaramella seconded the motion.

 

Roll Call:

Mr. Rilee ? yes Mr. Ciaramella ? yes (recuse on check #41311)

Mrs. DeFillippo ? yes   Mr. Hall ? yes

Mr. Smith ? yes            Mr. Zoschak ? yes

Mayor Schmidt ? yes

 

Motion carried 7 ? 0 with one recusal on check #41311

 

06-324    A resolution authorizing the acceptance of a deed of easement and consent and

subordination of mortgage from Roxbury Development LLC, regarding Block 6501, Lot   28 in the Township of Roxbury

 

06-325    A resolution authorizing the refund of Construction Permit Fees pertaining to the

replacement of a hot air furnace.

 

06-326    A resolution authorizing the refund of Application Fees pertaining to the installation and

abandonment of an underground oil tank.

 

06-327    A resolution authorizing the refund of Construction Permit Fees pertaining to a permit

for an oil tank installation.

 

06-328    A resolution authorizing the refund of Construction Permit Fees pertaining to the siding

of garage

 

06-329    A resolution authorizing the acceptance of a Deed of Conservation Easement from

Emmanuel Akpan and Nseobong Julia Akpan regarding Block 7502, Lots 6 and 7, 1278 Route 46, Ledgewood, in the Township of Roxbury.

 

06-330    A resolution authorizing the acceptance of a Deed of Dedication and Conservation

Easement from JCBJ Realty, LLC to the Township of Roxbury regarding Block 4101,   

             Lot 9, 290 Emmans Road, in the Township of Roxbury

 

06-331  Annual tax sale resolution

 

06-332  A resolution authorizing the refund of taxes

 

06-333    A resolution authorizing the release of a Performance Guarantee posted for Right-of-

Way Excavation Permit No. AUG2206, George Burylo, 45 Parkview Drive, Succasunna, Block 701, Lot 7

 

06-334    A resolution authorizing the release of a Performance Guarantee posted for Right-of-

Way Excavation Permit No. FEB1606, Wellfleet Developers, Inc. Shippenport Road.

 

06-335    ? PULL COMPLETELY  A resolution authorizing the award of a contract to spatial data logic corporation for the expansion of Geographic Information System (GIS) software for the Township of Roxbury

 

06-338  A resolution authorizing the award of a contract to Tilcon New York Incorporated for

milling and paving of various roads on Mooney Mountain and the municipal building parking area

 

06-339   A resolution authorizing the Tax Collector to create an electronic file for the purpose of

exporting electronic tax information to various search companies in exchange for the payment of $1,000.00 per year

Mr. Bucco will add the following, at the end of the ?Now, Therefore? paragraph: ??and the search company agrees to hold the Township harmless for any damages that may occur as a result of the program installed for this purpose?.

 

06-340  A resolution authorizing payment of bills

 

COMMUNICATIONS

September 8, 2006

Mr. Rilee made a motion to file the September 8, 2006 Communications.  Mr. Zoschak seconded the motion.

 

Roll Call:

Mr. Rilee ? yes Mr. Zoschak ? yes

Mr. Ciaramella ? yes    Mrs. DeFillippo ? yes

Mr. Hall ? yes              Mr. Smith ? abstain

Mayor Schmidt ? yes

 

Motion carried 6 ? 0 with one abstention

 

September 15, 2006

#1 ? Correspondence from Christopher Raths, Township Manager to Mayor/Council, dated September 15, 206, re: Information Update - #4 Tree Preservation/Forestry Plan ? Mr. Blood advised that approximately 70% of the trees were done this year and the study should be completed next year.  #9 ? Dialysis Center Contract ? The Dialysis Center contends that they own the building.  It is not specific in the Dialysis Center Lease.

 

#2 ? Correspondence from BettyLou DeCroce, Township Clerk, to Detective Ron Pellek, Morris County Prosecutors Office, dated September 11, 2006, re: Sweney Property Acquisition ? There was a complaint to the Prosecutor?s Office by a Township resident that the Township illegally took the property.

 

#4 ? Correspondence from Steven Rattner, Chairman, MSA to Mayor/Council, dated September 7, 2006, re: Phosphorus Limitations and Other Issues ? Mrs. DeCroce will write a letter supporting their findings.

 

#16 ? Invitation from the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC) to attend Implementing the State TDR Act Workshop, Thursday, October 19, 2006 ? Mr. Raths will have someone attend.

 

#26 ? Interoffice Memo from Michael Kobylarz, Township Engineer/Director of Public Works to Christopher Raths, Township Manager, dated September 11, 2006, re: Andre Drive Drainage Complaint, Harold Adone, 3 Andre Drive ?  Mr. Raths will follow up with the resident.

 

#29 ? Correspondence from Bureau of Safe Drinking Water, NJDEP, to Frank Grisi, Health officer, dated September 8 2006, re: Potable Well Water Analysis in vicinity of Shell Service Station #138, 177 Lakeside Boulevard ? Mr. Raths advised that these wells are regularly tested.

 

September 22, 2006

#1 Correspondence from Christopher Raths, Township Manger to Mayor/Council, dated September 22, 206, re: Information Update - #3 Main Street Streetscaping Committee ? Mr. Deane will respond regarding how much more it will cost. #5 ? Motor Vehicle Repair Shop Complaints ? This was continued in Court.  A new date has not been set.  #6 ? Duty Crews/EMS Coverage ? Mr. Raths will follow up. 

 

#6 ? Mayors Fax Advisory from MJLM, dated September 18, 2006, re:  Proposed Rules Concerning Mandatory Municipal Appropriations for Libraries Established by Referendum Under NJSA 40:54-1 ? Mr. Bucco obtained a copy of the rules and will follow up with Council.

 

#13 ? Correspondence from Adam Falzarano, Student at Lincoln/Roosevelt School, to Mayor Schmidt, re: Seeking Financial Sponsors to Help Pay Tuition to Attend World Leadership Forum in Washington, DC ? Mrs. DeCroce will write a letter for the Mayor?s signature

 

#16 ? Correspondence from James Darrar, NJDOT, to BettyLou DeCroce, dated September 19, 2006, re: Route 10, Section 1, Parcel VX18, Roxbury ?  This is behind Morris/Sussex Pet Supply

 

#18 ? Correspondence from John Ciaffone of TransOptions to Councilman Zoschak, dated September 18, 2006, re: Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Municipal Initiatives Grant Program for 2006-2007 ? The Township will apply for grants.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

06-341   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

 

Mr. Smith made a motion to adopt Resolution 06-340 for Executive Session.  Mr. Rilee seconded the motion.

 

Roll Call:

Mr. Smith -  yes           Mr. Rilee  - yes

Mr. Ciaramella ? yes    Mrs. DeFillippo ? yes

Mr. Hall ? yes              Mr. Zoschak ?yes

Mayor Schmidt ? yes

 

Motion carried 7 - 0

 

At 10:40 Council took a  break

At  10:45 Council went into Executive Session

 

At 11:25 PM Council returned to the Workshop Meeting

 

06-336 A resolution of the Township of Roxbury, County of Morris, State of New Jersey,       

granting renewal of Liquor License #1436-33-025-006 for Melmar, LLC, trading as  Rumors, and directing Licensing Officer to deliver same

 

06-337 A resolution of the Township of Roxbury, County of Morris, State of New Jersey,

granting renewal of Liquor License #1436-33-001-003 for She-Kev, Inc., trading as Smiles II, and directing Licensing Officer to deliver same.

 

Mr. Hall made a motion to adopt Resolutions 06-336 and 06-337.  Mr. Ciaramella seconded the motion.

 

Roll Call:

Mr. Hall ? yes              Mr. Ciaramella ? yes

Mrs. DeFillippo ? yes   Mr. Rilee ? yes

Mr. Smith ? yes            Mr. Zoschak ?yes

Mayor Schmidt ? yes

 

Motion carried 7 ? 0

 

ADJOURNMENT

At 11:30 PM Mr. Ciaramella made a motion to adjourn the Workshop Meeting.  Mr. Smith seconded the motion.

 

All In Favor - Yes

 

Submitted By:

 

 

 

 

__________________________

BettyLou DeCroce

Township Clerk

 

MINUTES APPROVED BY COUNCIL

DATE:                        October 24, 2006

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

                                    Mr. Ciaramella ? yes    Mrs. DeFillippo ? yes

                                    Mr. Hall ? yes              Mr. Zoschak ? yes

                                    Mayor Schmidt - yes