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Budget Meeting of the Township Council of the Township of Roxbury was held on
February 13, 2007 at 1715 Route 46, Ledgewood, New Jersey at 7:30 p.m.
PUBLIC MEETING STATEMENT
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, Jim Rilee, Martin Schmidt, Tim Smith and Mayor John
ALSO PRESENT: Christopher Raths, Township
Manager; Lisa Palmieri, Chief Financial Officer and BettyLou DeCroce, Township
Richard Zoschak was on vacation
COUNCIL LIAISON REPRESENTATIVES, COUNCIL COMMITTEES AND NEW BUSINESS/OLD
Items were discussed in the Recreation Department Budget for 2007.
Budget was discussed first.
Ledgewood – Town Hall – Carpet Replacement and tile installed in lobby. Mr. Raths stated that Mr. Stierli received
several quotes and the amount it would cost would be $33,000.00. It was agreed that this was a necessary
Discussion took place with regard to the replacement of
the location of the unit on the roof.
Mr. Raths will obtain quotes to provide the cost to Council.
Berkshire Valley Walkway around park $65,000.000
Recreation Master Plan – Potential Capital Improvements
Turf Field – Council discussed in detail the
installation of a turf field. The
Council would like three council members and Mr. Raths to meet with the Board of Education to discuss
a joint venture for a shared service.
On line recreation registration was discussed. Council agreed that it would be beneficial
for the township to proceed with this.
Discussion took place pertaining to the summer
Mr. Smith made a motion to put $1,000.00 into
Leisure Activity - Line Item 202 –Concert in the Parks. Mr. Schmidt seconded the motion.
Roll Call: Mr. Smith – Yes Mr. Schmidt – Yes
Ms. DeFillippo – Yes Mr. Hall – Yes
Mr. Rilee – Abstain Mayor Ciaramella – Yes
5 to 0 with 1 abstention
REQUESTED/REFERRED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS, MANAGER, ATTORNEY OR CLERK
ORDINANCES FOR DISCUSSION
ADOPTION OF ORDINANCES ON SECOND READING
RESOLUTIONS FOR DISCUSSION
AND ADOPTION OF RESOLUTIONS
February 9, 2007
#2 Correspondence from Joseph N. DiVincenzo,
Jr., Essex County Executive, Office of the County Executive dated January 22,
2007 TR: Resolving Conflicts with Canadian Geese: Christopher Raths, Township Manager will provide a copy to Frank
Grisi for review.
#4 Correspondence from NJLM, dated February 5,
2007 RE: Truck Rule Proposal Comment
Deadline. Mr. Raths stated that
Engineering is looking into.
#8 Correspondence from NJLM. Dated February 7,
2007, to Mayor Martin Schmidt, RE: S-2249 (Paid Family Disability Leave)
Council opposes paid family leave.
At 9:30 PM Mr.
Rilee made a motion to adjourn the Budget Meeting. Ms. DeFillippo seconded the motion.
Roll Call: All In Favor – Yes
Motion Carried 6
APPROVED BY COUNCIL
DATE: January 22, 2008
ROLL CALL: Mr. Rilee – yes Mr.
Hall – yes
Mr. Behrens – abstain Mrs.
DeFillippo – yes
Mr. Schmidt – yes Mayor
Smith - yes