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August 15, 2007                                        


A Special Neighborhood Meeting was held by the Township Council of the Township of Roxbury on August 15, 2007 at 1715 Route 46, Ledgewood, New Jersey at 7:00 PM.



Notice is hereby given that a Special Neighborhood Meeting of the Township Council of the Township of Roxbury will be held on Wednesday, August 15, 2007 at 7:00 PM at Roxbury Town Hall, 1715 Route 46, Ledgewood, 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 August 1, 2007; notice was posted on the bulletin board in the main hallway of the Municipal Building on August 1, 2007.

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


ALSO PRESENT:  Christopher Raths, Township Manager; Richard Blood, Assistant Director of Public Works and Mary Jane Parr, Administrative Aide


ABSENT:  Councilman Richard Zoschak and Mayor Ciaramella



Deputy Mayor Tim Smith welcomed everyone to the meeting and introduced Council members and staff who were present.



Mr. Raths, Township Manager, gave an overview and power point presentation of how far Roxbury Township has come since the year 2002 and answered residents’ questions pertaining to his presentation. 


Deputy Mayor Tim Smith opened the meeting to the public to receive questions regarding their concerns.  Many residents had concerns over traffic issues on Commerce Boulevard, Main Street – Succasunna, Route 10 and Hillside Avenue, and Dell Avenue. A resident who lives on the corner of Route 46 and Dell Avenue stated that the traffic signal is acting up again and causing traffic to back up.  A resident who lives on Cornhollow Road wanted to know if Carey Road was going to be repaved when the sewer line installation was completed.  Ms. DeFillippo stated it would be repaved. Mr. Blood added that it will take about 3½ months for completion.


Discussion also took place regarding the redevelopment of Main Street in Succasunna. Some of the improvements planned are:

§         Victorian Lights

§          A Clock Tower

§          Brick Sidewalks

§         Trees


Other issues discussed included vacant businesses along the Route 46 corridor and grass growing wild which needs to be cut at the old IGA (aka Captain Fresh Store) and at Champion Pools.  Mr. Blood stated he would check on these two properties tomorrow. Residents felt that the old Howard Cleaners and Fran’s Basket House warehouse (aka the old Kenvil Roller Rink) should be fined and made to clean up their property. Complaints also brought to the Council’s attention are empty liquor bottles, trash, and what looked like a pipe bomb have been spotted behind the elementary schools on Meeker Street. Also a complaint was made about garbage cans being thrown in the gutter after the sanitation workers have emptied them, which interferes with mail delivery.



At 9:25 PM Mr. Rilee made a motion to adjourn the Neighborhood Meeting.  Mr. Hall seconded the motion.


All In Favor – Yes


Motion Carried 5 – 0


Submitted By:





BettyLou DeCroce

Township Clerk




DATE:                        August 28, 2007

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

                                    Mr. Smith – yes            Mr. Ciaramella - abstain