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A Budget Meeting was held by the Township Council
of the Township of Roxbury on February 27, 2007 at 1715 Route 46, Ledgewood,
New Jersey at 7:30
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 January 5, 2007; notice was posted on the bulletin board in the main hallway
of the Municipal Building on January 5, 2007.
Jim Rilee, Martin Schmidt, Fred Hall, Richard Zochak, Mayor John Ciaramella
Councilman Tim Smith – Business; Councilwoman Kathy DeFillippo absent
due to being sick.
Also Present: Christopher Raths, Township
Manager; Lisa Palmieri, Chief Financial Officer; BettyLou DeCroce, Township
Present for discussion on DPW: Michael
Kobylarz, Township Engineer/DPW Director; Rick Blood, Assistant DPW Director.
COUNCIL LIAISON REPRESENTATIVES, COUNCIL COMMITTEES AND NEW BUSINESS/OLD
were discussed. All salaries as
proposed at this time are correct. If
Mr. Raths has any additional requests he will propose them to Council at a later date.
removal cost – Council questioned the total amount in the fund. Ms. Palmieri stated $70,000.00
208- Striping –
decrease to $4,000.00
Snow & Ice
Reduce to $100,000.00
26 – 300 Public
Items – OK
270 - Recycling
Disposal – decrease to $22,500.00
271 – Compost
Disposal – decrease to $22,500.00
26-315 Equipment Repair
was to leave at current proposed level of $911,000.00.
Testing – Mr. Blood will look into the increased cost proposed and get back to
Gasoline - $15,000.00
Services – Hatch Mott – Council would like a definitive break down of
services. Mike Kobylarz will provide
213 – State
Fees/Permits – Increased to $17,000.00.
Mike Kobylarz stated that it was additional requirements for permitting
under the Highlands Act.
Hauling – Increased – Mr. Blood will look into the actual costs and advise.
Disposal – Increased – Mr. Blood will look into the actual costs and advise.
Services – Study Program for DEP requirements for AJAX.
Musconetcong Sewer Authority – Discussion took place pertaining to the
cost of the MSA. Council would
like Mr. Raths to obtain a report from LT Purcell ass to the increased costs.
REQUESTED/REFERRED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS, MANAGER, ATTORNEY OR CLERK
questioned the expansion of the NJ Transit yard in Landing. Mr. Raths stated that he has a meeting setup
questioned the current situation with regard to COAH regulations.
Mr. Hall stated
that there is a report in the
communication package from Mr. Stern, Township Planner regarding the third
round. Discussion ensued with regard to
the formulas being incorrect on the
state’s part and they are trying to fight all submissions.
questioned the line item pertaining to striping of the roadways. In particular if funds are left over from
2006 can they be carried over to 2007. Ms. Palmieri stated that they could because
it was encumbered.
At this time
9:15 PM Council took a 10 minute break.
At 9:25 PM
Council reconvened at the Budget meeting.
place pertaining to the DPW Facility. Discussion ensued that there needs to be
an approved Wash Bay by 2008 to meet DEP requirements. Mr. Blood stated that an arrangement is
being worked out with the Board of Education.
should be going out by spring as planned.
The facility will be knocked down completely on Pine Street and rebuilt.
Library Board –
Discussion took place pertaining to the appropriated funds for the township
library. Mr. Raths stated that the
township appropriates as required by state law 1/3 of a million.
ORDINANCES FOR DISCUSSION
ADOPTION OF ORDINANCES ON SECOND READING
DRAFT RESOLUTIONS FOR DISCUSSION
AND ADOPTION OF RESOLUTIONS
#18 Morris Canal
The next budget
meeting will be held on March 6th remainder of budget summary.
At 10:45 PM Mr.
Rilee made a motion to adjourn the Budget Meeting. Mr. Schmidt seconded the motion.
All In Favor –
Motion Carried 5
APPROVED BY COUNCIL
DATE: January 22, 2008
ROLL CALL: Mr. Rilee – yes Mr.
Hall – yes
– abstain Mrs. DeFillippo – abstain
– yes Mayor Smith - abstain