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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 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 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 Township Clerk



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 the motion.


All In Favor – Yes


Motion carried 4 – 0


Submitted By:





BettyLou DeCroce

Township Clerk



DATE:                        January 9, 2007

ROLL CALL:            Mr. Zoschak – yes            Mr. Schmidt – yes

                                    Mrs. DeFillippo – yes       Mr. Hall – abstain

                                    Mr. Rilee – yes (on the portion he attended)

                                    Mr. Smith – yes            Mayor Ciaramella - yes