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December 18, 2007

 

A Special Budget Meeting was held by the Township Council of the Township of Roxbury on December 18, 2007 at 1715 Route 46, Ledgewood, New Jersey at 7:30 PM.

 

Notice is hereby given that A Special Meeting of the Township Council of the Township of Roxbury will be held on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 at 7:30 PM at 1715 Route 46, Ledgewood, New Jersey.  This meeting is being held for the purpose of discussing the 2008 Municipal Budget and any end of year issues.

 

OPEN PUBLIC MEETING STATEMENT

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 December 3, 2007; notice was posted on the bulletin board in the main hallway of the Municipal Building on December 3, 2007.

 

ROLL CALL:  (Present) Councilwoman Kathy DeFillippo, Councilmen Richard Zoschak, Tim Smith and Mayor John Ciaramella

 

ALSO PRESENT:  Christopher Raths, Township Manager; Lisa Palmieri, Chief Financial Officer and BettyLou DeCroce, Township Clerk

 

ABSENT:  Councilman Marty Schmidt, Councilman Rilee and Councilman Hall.

 

REPORTS OF COUNCIL LIAISON REPRESENTATIVES, COUNCIL COMMITTEES AND NEW BUSINESS/OLD BUSINESS.

    • Budget Kick-Off Presentation

Mr. Raths, Township Manager and Ms. Palmieri, Chief Financial Officer gave a 2008 Budget Overview to the Council as follows:

 

    • 2008 Budget Time Line
    • Departmental Budget Submissions

New Program Request

                                    New Personnel Request

·         Capital Program Submission through year 2013

·         5 Year Revenue and Expense History Projections

·         Forces Driving the Budget

 

 A handout was provided to Council.

 

MATTERS REQUESTED/REFERRED BY COUNCIL MEMBER, MANAGER, ATTORNEY OF CLERK

One Day Liquor License ST. Therese 1/19/08

 

Mr. Zoschak made a motion to approve the One Day Liquor License.  Mr. Smith seconded the motion.

 

Roll Call:          Mr. Zoschak – Yes      Mr. Smith – Yes

                        Ms. DeFillippo – Yes   Mayor Ciaramella – Yes

 

Motion Carried 4 to 0

 

New Business/Old Business

 

Councilman Zoschak asked if the Roxbury Water Company letter has been sent out.  Mr. Raths stated that it has not gone out but will be mailed by the end of the week.

 

Councilman Smith pointed out that the Reger Road sidewalks are in poor condition.  Mr. Raths advised the Council that the sidewalk would be in this year’s capital budget for replacement.

 

Councilman Smith advised Mr. Raths that the Morristown and Erie Rail Company is using the County site in Kenvil to load rail cars.  Mr. Raths stated that he will be meeting with Mr. Jerry Roessler pertaining to this issue and will update the Council as to the outcome.  Council felt that it might be a good idea to place this item on the agenda in February. 

 

Councilwoman Kathy DeFillippo stated that there was a meeting two weeks ago between Trenton, DOT; Chester Township; Mt. Olive Township and Sgt. Palanchi pertaining to the Rt. #206 corridor.  Sgt. Palanchi will be putting together a report on the meeting.  Once each municipality meets to review the report, they will setup another meeting with the DOT.

 

Mayor Ciaramella stated that he had some complaints on snowplowing in Kenvil.  Mr. Raths will look into it.

 

PUBLIC PORTION

Robert Kluska

274 Emmans Road

 

Mr. Kluska stated that there is a 3” lift in the sidewalk on Radcliff Drive in Alexandria Estates.  Mr. Raths will forward that information to Mr. Blood to add to the sidewalk list repair.

 

DRAFT ORDINANCES FOR DISCUSSION

None

 

ORDINANCES TO BE INTRODUCED

None

 

HEARING AND ADOPTION OF ORDINANCES ON SECOND READING

None

 

DRAFT RESOLUTION FOR DISCUSSION

None

 

INTRODUCTION AND ADOPTION OF RESOLUTIONS

 

07-467 RESOLUTION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF ROXBURY TO ENTER INTO AN INTERLOCAL SERVICES CONTRACT WITH THE BOROUGH OF NETCONG FOR SOLID WASTE – Mr. Raths stated that he would like this resolution on hold for further discussions.

 

07-476      A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ACCEPTANCE OF A CONSERVATION EASEMENT FROM WELLFLEET DEVELOPERS, INC. TO THE TOWNSHIP OF ROXBURY ACROSS A PART OF LOTS 1, 2 AND 3 IN BLOCK 11201 IN THE TOWNSHIP OF ROXBURY

 

Mr. Smith made a motion to approve 07-476.  Ms. DeFillippo seconded the motion.

 

Roll Call:         Mr. Smith – Yes         Ms. DeFillippo – Yes

                        Mr. Zoschak – Yes Mayor Ciaramella – Yes

 

Motion Carried 4 to 0

 

COMMUNICATIONS

December 14, 2007 – Hold for discussion at next meeting

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

NONE

 

ADJOURNMENT

At 8:40 PM Mr. Smith made a motion to adjourn the Executive Session.  Ms. DeFillippo seconded the motion.

 

Roll Call:  All In Favor – Yes

 

SUBMITTED BY:

 

 

 

 

___________________

BettyLou DeCroce

Township Clerk

MINUTES APPROVED BY COUNCIL

DATE:                        March 11, 2008

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

                                    Mr. Behrens – abstain          Mr. Hall – yes

                                    Mr. Rilee – abstain    Mayor Smith - yes