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AUGUST 19, 2008



Pledge of Allegiance


Open Public Meeting Statement


Notice is hereby given that a Special Neighborhood Meeting of the Township Council of the Township of Roxbury will be held on Tuesday, August 19, 2008 at 7:00 PM at 1715 Rt. #46, Ledgewood, NJ.  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, 2008; notice was posted on the bulletin board in the main hallway of the Municipal Building on August 1, 2008.


Roll Call:  Councilmen Fred Hall, Jim Rilee, Martin Schmidt, Gary Behrens, Deputy Mayor Kathy DeFillippo and Mayor Tim Smith.


Absent:  Councilman Richard Zoschak


Also Present:  Christopher Raths, Township Manager and BettyLou DeCroce, Township Clerk.


Mayor Smith introduced the council and staff and then amended the order of business to the Public Portion.


Mr. Peter Dargel

67 Carey Road

Succasunna, NJ


Mr. Dargel asked about the stripping of Emmans Road near the ball fields.  His concerns were based on the narrow roadway and the cars parking for attendance at ballgames.  Mr. Raths will follow up with Rick Blood and they will make sure that the stripping complies with the traffic laws.


Mr. Kluska

274 Emmans Road



Mr. Kluska asked about the Art Cultural Center naming and how long a sponsors name would be on it.  Mayor Smith stated that there would be a signed agreement, which includes a 5 year stipulation.


Mr. Mark Crowder

161 Lakeside Blvd.

Landing, New Jersey


Mr. Crowder complained about a building across the street that has been burned down for 7 months and nothing has been done to it. His concern is for his own children and others in the area.  Mr. Raths will follow up and communicate directly with Mr. Crowder to find out the status of the building.


Ms. Sue Anderson

14 Kenvil Avenue

Succasunna, NJ.


Ms. Anderson asked about the status of the Ledgewood Basin Trail and Veterans Memorial Trail.  Mr. Raths gave an overview of the status of the trails.  Mr. Schmidt stated that the Boy Scouts cabin at the Ledgewood Basin would be completed sometime this fall.  Mr. Raths also went over the paving list as requested by Ms. Anderson.


At 8:00 PM Mr. Rilee made a motion to adjourn the Neighborhood Meeting.  Mr. Schmdit seconded the motion.


Roll Call:  All In Favor – Yes


Motion Carried 6 to 0


Submitted By:




BettyLou DeCroce

Township Clerk


DATE:                        October 7, 2008

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

                                    Mr. Behrens – yes        Mrs. DeFillippo – yes

                                    Mr. Hall – yes              Mr. Zoschak – abstain

                                    Mayor Smith - yes