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Meeting was held by the Township Council of the Township of Roxbury on March
27, 2007 at 1715 Route 46, Ledgewood, New Jersey at 7:30 PM.
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, 2007; notice was
posted on the bulletin board in the main hallway of the Municipal Building on
January 5, 2007.
(Present): Councilwoman Kathy DeFillippo, Councilmen
Fred Hall, Martin Schmidt, Tim Smith, Richard Zoschak and Mayor John Ciaramella
Christopher Raths, Township Manager; Anthony Bucco, Township Attorney
and BettyLou DeCroce, Township Clerk
COUNCIL LIAISON REPRESENTATIVE, COUNCIL COMMITTEES AND NEW BUSINESS/OLD
Ciaramella presented a Certificate to Alyssa Weickert recognizing all of her hard work in putting together the
fundraiser for the Salazar family.
B. Robert Hackett, OEM
Response Team (CERT)
presented Council with an overview of the CERT Team and presented certificates
to the members who recently completed the course.
C. Historic Grant Applications
and George Wien of the Roxbury Township Historical Committee discussed with
Council the application to the Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund
(Resolution 07-116) for reconstruction and rehabilitation of the perimeter wall
at the King Store. The total grant
request is for $18,000, with the Township match being $2,500.
A Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Roxbury, in the
State of New Jersey, authorizing proceeding with the application for Funds
from the Morris County Historic
Preservation Trust Fund for Reconstruction and Rehabilitation of the Perimeter
Wall at the King Store, 211 Main Street, Ledgewood, NJ 07852
Zoschak made a motion to adopt Resolution 07-116. Mr. Smith seconded the motion.
Zoschak – yes Mr. Smith –yes
DeFillippo – yes Mr. Schmidt – yes
Ciaramella – yes
carried 5 - 0
Margaret Hickey, Consultant for
the Project, discussed with Council a grant application for funds from the
Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund for the preservation of the
Morris Canal Incline Plane 2 East. This
will include stabilization of the turbine pit and tailrace tunnel. The total grant request is $160,000, with a
Township match of $40,000.
07-112 A Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Roxbury, in the
County of Morris, State of New Jersey, authorizing proceeding with the
application for funds from the Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund
for the Preservation of the Morris Canal Incline Plane 2 East Morris Canal
Park, Emmans Road, Block 8501, Lot 5 and Committing Matching Funds for the same
Mr. Zoschak made a motion to adopt Resolution 07-112. Mr. Schmidt seconded the motion.
Mr. Zoschak – yes Mr.
Schmidt – yes
Mrs. DeFillippo – yes Mr.
Smith – yes
Mayor Ciaramella – yes
Motion carried 5 - 0
DeFillippo stated that she attended the Art of Containment event at the King
House, which was very good.
DeFillippo stated that she attended Congressman Frelinghuysen’s tour yesterday
at the Jockey Hollow Girl Scout Camp. They are doing a good job of putting up
new cabins and a new pool.
Zoschak stated that the Lake Hopatcong Commission met on March 19th. The Governor has promised to give bridge
funding, plus 2008 funding, if the Commission comes up with user fees to
augment the funding. Mr. Zelner of the
DEP will advise the Commission on the procedure for collecting fees.
Mr. Zoschak advised that the Knee Deep Club will be stocking Lake
Hopatcong with 3,000+ trout on April 1st.
Mr. Smith stated that the Town wide Arts Plan will be on the next
Mr. Smith requested an update on the Reger Road sidewalk
situation. Mr. Raths advised that the
Township will get a price from Ed Secco to verify the right of way boundaries
in the area to determine that the Township has a sufficient right of way to put
in a sidewalk. This will come back to Council within a month.
Mr. Smith stated that the Economic Development Committee met with
an expert on redevelopment. The idea is to get goals and objectives and then
determine the best strategy for handling the Route 46 corridor. The Committee
will present Council with a recommendation on what should take place.
Smith stated that the Economic Development Committee and the Chamber of
Commerce are holding a “Taste of Roxbury” on April 26th, 6:30 PM to
9:30 PM, at the Marriott Courtyard.
Schmidt requested an update on the status of Jake King Lane. Mr. Raths will speak with Mr. Schmidt
regarding this tomorrow.
Mayor Ciaramella advised that Mr. Mantone, a resident of Landing,
has a concern with the cars passing the stopped school bus on Mt. Arlington
Boulevard. Mr. Raths will contact Mr.
office is working on this.
Robert Kluska, Emmans Road, Flanders,
questioned if Council can approve Resolutions before the public portion. Mr. Bucco advised that a public hearing was
not required on the resolutions that were just approved.
REQUESTED/REFERRED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS, MANAGER, ATTORNEY OR CLERK
A. A request from Peter Magnan, Pastor of the first
Presbyterian Church, regarding a Good Friday Ecumenical Service and “CrossWalk”
Mr. Zoschak made
a motion to approve Item A. Mr. Schmidt
seconded the motion.
Mr. Zoschak - yes Mr.
Schmidt – yes
– yes Mr. Smith – yes
Motion carried 5
ORDINANCES FOR DISCUSSION
An Ordinance amending the revised general ordinances of the Township of
Roxbury and providing for Stormwater Management Regulations
Township Engineer, stated that this Ordinance is essentially based on the model
Stormwater Ordinance as formulated by the NJ Department of Environmental
Protection. Mr. Whin, of Hatch Mott
McDonald, took the Ordinance and combined applicable sections of the Township’s
existing Ordinance and formulated the Ordinance before Council tonight. This Ordinance will regulate all major
commercial and industrial developments in the Township, which is defined as any
project or development which disturbs one or more acres of land and increases
the impervious cover by one-quarter acre or more. Mr. Kobylarz stated that his recommendation would be to add a
“minor” development definition, which would disturb no more than ¼ acre or increase
impervious surface by 5,000 square feet.
The majority of Council agreed with Mr. Kobylarz’ recommendation. Mr. Kobylarz will add a definition for minor
development, with the applicable parameters and the Ordinance will be
introduced on April 24th.
ADOPTION OF ORDINANCES ON SECOND READING
07-102 A Resolution incorporating by reference herein
and approving the following numbered
listed on the workshop council meeting agenda for this date: 07-95, 07-103, 07-104, 07-105, 07-106,
07-108, 07-111, 07-113, 07-114, 07-115, 07-117, 07-118, 07-119, 07-120, 07-121,
Mr. Zoschak made
a motion to adopt Resolution 07-102.
Mr. Smith seconded the motion.
Mr. Zoschak –
yes Mr. Smith – yes (recuse on check
– yes Mr. Schmidt – yes
- yes (recuse on check nos. 43425,
43426 and 43427)
Motion carried 5
– 0 with one recusal on check nos. 43431, 43425, 43426 and 43427
Resolution Rejecting the Award of a Contract for a 10-Foot Wide Area Mower to
Resolution Granting the State of New Jersey, Department of Transportation a
Noise Ordinance Waiver
Resolution authorizing the purchase of Fleet Management Software for the
Equipment Repair Division from Arsenault Associates
Resolution authorizing the purchase of a 66,000 GVW Truck Chassis from Deluxe
International Trucks, Inc.
Resolution authorizing the purchase of a 29-Yard Packer and Installation from
Sanitation Equipment Corp.
Resolution authorizing the purchase of a Roadside Flail Mower from S&L
Equipment – Pulled for more information
07-108 A Resolution authorizing the Purchase of One
Snowplow with Accessories for the Road Department from West Chester Machinery
07-109 A Resolution authorizing an Agreement for
extraordinary, unspecifiable services with the Morris Land Conservancy – Pulled
for amendments to contract
07-110 A Resolution
authorizing the release of a performance guarantee for tree removal and
acceptance of maintenance bond for the development known as Hunter’s Ridge,
Block 33.1, Lot
3 (new block 9202 – several lots) – Pulled for Mr.
Bucco to review the maintenance bond
Resolution approving change order No. 3 – Final to the Contract with PM
Construction Corporation for the Skyview Wastewater Treatment Plant
Decommissioning Project NJEIT No. S340381-06
07-112 A Resolution of the Township Council of
the Township of Roxbury, in the County of Morris, State of New Jersey,
authorizing proceeding with the application for funds from the Morris County
Historic Preservation Trust Fund for the Preservation of the Morris Canal
Incline Plane 2 East Morris Canal Park, Emmans Road, Block 8501, Lot 5 and
Committing Matching Funds for the same project – Previously discussed and
Resolution authorizing the Release of a Performance Guarantee Posted for
Right-of-Way Excavation Permit NO AUG2605, 8A Ferro-Monte Avenue, Kenvil, Block
2606, Lot 3.02
Resolution denying the release of Performance Bond No B199186 for the
Development Known as Fairways at Roxbury for the Reger Road Improvements, Block
101, Lot 3
Resolution authorizing the execution of the Grant Agreement from the 2007
Recreation Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities with the State of
New Jersey, Department of Community Affairs
Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Roxbury, in the County of
Morris, State of New Jersey, authorizing proceeding with the application for
Funds from the Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund for
Reconstruction and Rehabilitation of the Perimeter Wall at the King Store, 211
Main Street, Ledgewood, NJ 07852 – Previously
Discussed and Adopted
07-117 A Resolution authorizing the refund of Taxes
07-118 A Resolution authorizing the refund of Taxes
07-119 A Resolution authorizing the refund of Taxes
07-120 A Resolution Amending the Membership of the Township
07-121 A resolution establishing the 2007 Roxbury
Township Memorial Day Parade Committee
07-122 A Resolution opposing S-457, Amending the Time
of Decision Rule
07-123 A resolution authorizing payment of bills
Correspondence from April Cushinotto, ATC Associates, to BettyLou DeCroce,
dated March 8, 2007, re: Federam Communications Commission, Section 106
Compliance, Wireless Communications Antenna Collocation T-Mobile, USA, Inc.,
Site No. NJ-07-279-D, 1117 Route 46, Ledgewood – Mr. Zoschak stated this is behind McDonalds and will be very
– Correspondence from Judy Siburn, Verizon Wireless, dated March 9, 2007, re:
Lease Agreement dated September 3, 1996 – The lease agreement provides for an
increase based on the consumer price index
– Mayors Fax Advisory, dated March 9, 2007, re: Updated Sample Marriage/Civil
Union Fee Ordinance and Trust Fund –
Mayor Ciaramella stated that he does not charge a fee.
#8 – Mayors
Fax Advisory, dated March 9, 2007, re: S-2463, The Retail Business Licensing
Act – Mr. Raths will prepare a letter
– Correspondence from NJLM, dated March 9, 2007, re: I)S-2463, The Retail
Business Licensing Act; II) SCS for S-2269 and 2289/A-4065 (Sales Tax
Exemptions) – Mr. Raths will prepare a letter opposing.
– Correspondence from Christopher
Raths, to Mayor/Council, dated March 9, 2007, re: Information Update – (17)
Morristown and Erie Railroad – Mr. Raths will advise Mr. Phillips that, unless
M & E is willing to move the operation and agree not to transfer anywhere
else on the Line, the Council is not in favor; (18) Dog and Cat Licenses – the
majority of Council agreed to move forward to increase fees at the
recommendation of the Manager.
– Correspondence from NJDEP, dated March 14, 2070, re: Withdrawal of Pending
Stream Encroachment Application, Carey Road Bridge – Mr. Raths will confirm
that they are withdrawing the application because it is not needed.
– Correspondence from NJDEP, to Michael Kobylarz, dated March 9, 2007, re:
NJPDES Permit Number NJ0022675 – This is good news for the Township
– Correspondence from Mary Romance, Library Director, re: Library Fosters
Economic Development – Mr. Smith will speak with Michael Shadiack of the
Economic Development Committee regarding this.
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
Mr. Zoschak made
a motion to adopt Resolution 07-124 for Executive Session. Mr. Schmidt seconded the motion.
Mr. Zoschak –
yes Mr. Schmidt – yes
At 10:20 PM
Council returned to the Workshop Meeting.
Authorizing the Settlement of the Crimi Tax Appeals
Mr. Smith made a
motion to adopt Resolution 07-125. Mr.
Schmidt seconded the motion.
Mr. Smith – yes Mr. Schmidt – yes
– yes Mr. Zoschak – yes
10:25 PM Mr. Smith made a motion to adjourn the Workshop Meeting. Mr. Schmidt seconded the motion.
In Favor – yes
DATE: September 25, 2007
ROLL CALL: Mr. Smith – yes Mr.
Zoschak – yes
DeFillippo – yes Mr. Hall – yes
Mr. Rilee –
abstain Mayor Ciaramella – yes