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November 29, 2006
A Special Neighborhood Meeting was held by the Township
Council of the Township of Roxbury on November 29, 2006.
Notice is hereby given that a
Special Neighborhood Meeting of the Township Council of the Township of Roxbury
will be held on Wednesday, November 29, 2006 at 7:00 PM at the Company 2 Annex,
Shippenport Road, Landing, New Jersey.
This meeting is being held for the purpose of general discussion with
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 November 2,
2006; notice was posted on the bulletin board in the main hallway of the
Municipal Building on November 2, 2006.
Roll Call: (Present)
Councilwoman Kathy DeFillippo, Councilmen Richard Zoschak, Tim
Smith, Jim Rilee, John Ciaramella and Mayor Martin Schmidt
Also Present: Christopher Raths, Township Manager;
Russell Stern, Township Planner; Michael Kobylarz, Township Engineer/Director
of Public Works; Dave Stierli, Recreation Director and Janet Rieth, Deputy
Mayor Martin Schmidt welcomed everyone to the meeting and
introduced Council members and staff who were present.
Mr. Stierli and Mr. Raths advised
the residents that the Township is in negotiations with the McNears to purchase
a portion of their property on Landing Road, which would be used for recreational
purposes. This property would be
purchased with money from the Morris County Open Space Trust. Mr. Stierli advised that, when completed,
there would be a walking trail, similar to the one at Horseshoe Lake,
multi-purpose fields, a playground and a comfort station. Phase I, which has a target date of Fall
2007 or Spring 2008, would be the construction of the fields and the walking
trail. Mr. Stierli, Mr. Raths and Council
members answered questions regarding this facility. Mr. Raths will look into the possibility of a grant for the
construction of sidewalks on Landing Road.
Councilman Rilee and Mayor
Schmidt left the meeting at 8:00 PM.
Mr. Kobylarz advised that the
Township received an $80,000 grant for construction of sidewalks on Lakeside
Boulevard. He stated that the project will go to bid in July 2007 and
construction should begin in the Summer.
Mr. Kobylarz and Mr. Stern spoke
with the residents regarding the Villages Subdivision, to be built on
Shippenport Road, which will consist of 161 single-family units. Mr. Kobylarz advised that land clearing will
begin December 15th and housing construction will start in
2008. Staff and Council members
answered residents questions regarding this development.
Mr. Raths gave an update on the
“To Do” list with regard to the goals the Township is working on and the
completed projects as of this date.
Residents voiced their concerns
regarding improvements to Shippenport Road, the reconstruction of the Landing
Road Bridge, water problems on Succasunna Road, water problems on Ford Road,
sidewalks in various areas of Landing, snow plowing issues, trash pick up and
property maintenance on Center Street.
At 9:15 PM Mr. Smith made a motion to adjourn the
Neighborhood Meeting. Mr. Ciaramella seconded
All In Favor – Yes
Motion carried 4 – 0
ROLL CALL: Mr. Zoschak – yes Mr. Schmidt – yes
Mrs. DeFillippo – yes Mr. Hall – abstain
Mr. Rilee – yes (on the portion he
Mr. Smith – yes Mayor Ciaramella - yes