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September 23, 2008

 

A Workshop Meeting of the Township Council of the Township of Roxbury was held on September 23, 2008 at 1715 Route 46, Ledgewood, New Jersey at 7:30PM.

 

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 January 8, 2008; notice was posted on the bulletin board in the main hallway of the Municipal Building on January 8, 2008.

 

Roll Call (Present):  Deputy Mayor Kathy DeFillippo, Councilmen Gary Behrens, Jim Rilee, Richard Zoschak and Mayor Tim Smith

 

Also Present:  Christopher Raths, Township Manager; Anthony Bucco, Township Attorney and Janet Rieth, Deputy Township Clerk

 

Absent:  Councilmen Fred Hall and Martin Schmidt

 

Mayor Smith sent best wishes and prayers to Jean and Fred Hall.  A car struck Mrs. Hall on Friday and the Council wishes her a speedy recovery.

 

Mayor Smith discussed the leaflets that were left in driveways in Roxbury that contained campaign literature from a white supremacist and anti-immigration group.  The literature raised the issue of race regarding presidential candidate Barack Obama.  Mayor Smith stated that Roxbury is a community that cares about each other and has no tolerance for the type of offensive comments that were contained in the fliers.

 

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

Mr. Behrens stated that he attended the Roxbury Arts Alliance opening concert Friday night and stated that it was an enjoyable and entertaining evening.

 

Mr. Behrens stated that he, along with Mayor Smith, Deputy Mayor DeFillippo and Mr. Zoschak, attended the groundbreaking of the restoration of the Morris Canal Inclined Plane.

 

Mr. Behrens stated that there was an editorial in the Daily Record stating that Roxbury Social Services is in need of donations of food and supplies.

 

Mr. Zoschak stated that the Lake Hopatcong Commission meeting for September was canceled.

 

Mr. Zoschak stated that the Landing sea wall project is scheduled to begin during the first week in November.

 

Mr. Zoschak stated that there was an article in the newspaper showing a significant increase in the crime rate in Roxbury Township while there was a decrease in the rest of Morris County.  Mr. Zoschak stated that he checked the numbers reported and found that they were not accurate.  He asked that the figures as shown in the newspaper be corrected.

 

Mr. Zoschak requested an update on Larry Martin’s inquiry to purchase property in the King Cove neighborhood.  Mr. Bucco stated that the ordinance has been drafted and the project is approximately 85% done.  Mr. Bucco stated that he would review it and work towards its completion.

 

Mr. Zoschak stated that the Avia Brothers property, which has been in poor condition, should be getting cleaned up soon.

 

Mr. Rilee stated that he spoke with Fred Hall this evening.  Mr. Hall is very grateful for the amount of support they have received.

 

Mr. Rilee stated that the COAH Committee is scheduled to meet tomorrow night at 7:30pm.  Mr. Raths stated that Mr. Hall would not be in attendance and the consultant would not be available until 9:00pm.  It was agreed to meet without the consultant.

 

Mr. Rilee stated that Blue Vista is requesting approval for access for a road off of Rt. 206 onto their site from the state.  Since the majority of Council supported the proposal from Blue Vista to install a traffic light at Rt. 206 and Mountain Road, Blue Vista would like a letter from the Township stating that we support access onto the property off of Rt. 206.  This would be for a right turn in and a right turn out only.  The Council agreed and a letter will be sent.

 

Deputy Mayor DeFillippo stated that committee members from Roxbury and Mt. Olive met to discuss traffic concerns on Rt. 206.  Statistical information that was provided by the police departments was reviewed.  The next step is for the individual municipalities to come up with creative and inexpensive suggestions for safety improvements.

 

Deputy Mayor DeFillippo stated that she attended a Historic Trust workshop regarding a mission statement and plans for the future of the properties. 

 

Deputy Mayor DeFillippo stated that the letter to the editor in the Daily Record newspaper pertaining to the need for supplies at Social Services was also distributed via email to residents and fliers that were sent home with students from the schools. 

 

Deputy Mayor DeFillippo stated that she, as well as Mr. Behrens and Mr. Zoschak, would like to have a tour of the Nutrition Center on Berkshire Valley Road on Wednesday, October 8, at 11:00am.  Mr. Raths agreed to have his assistant email confirmation of the date and time to interested Council members.

 

Deputy Mayor DeFillippo asked for confirmation of the date and time of the “Alive at 25” program.  Mr. Raths stated that he would email the information to the Council members.

 

Deputy Mayor DeFillippo asked Mr. Raths for an update on the power outages that occurred last week.  Mr. Raths stated that he received an apology from Mr. Anderson who was unfamiliar with the fact that they are supposed to call the Township immediately in the event of a power outage.  Mr. Raths reviewed Township policy with Mr. Anderson and stated that, in the future, we would be notified immediately if a similar situation occurs.

 

Deputy Mayor DeFillippo stated that she would like to have her agenda secured with clips as opposed to being stapled.

 

Deputy Mayor DeFillippo asked about the oil tank at the King house.  Mr. Raths stated that a claim was filed with the insurance company and we are awaiting the money from that claim to assist in the removal of the tank.

 

Deputy Mayor DeFillippo stated that there was a newspaper article that appeared on Tuesday, September 16, stating that that the Roxbury school district’s annual ‘Violence and Vandalism Report’ figures had increased from the prior year’s numbers, while the rest of Morris County school districts were showing decreased incidents.  Clarification on the reporting processes and possible reasons for the escalation in Roxbury were requested.

 

Mayor Smith stated that the Economic Development Committee would be meeting Thursday to discuss the ordinance review that was done by Linda Lutz.  He stated that they had expected to hear from the new owners of the Ledgewood Mall at the prior meeting, but they never showed up.  Mr. Raths stated that he received an email from Mike Shadiack stating that they would not be at this Thursday night’s meeting, either, because they have not yet closed on the property.

 

Mayor Smith discussed developments in regards to Open Space Committee projects.  He stated that there is an ordinance on tonight’s agenda for the Swim & Sport Club property.  Mayor Smith stated that they are looking into possibilities of pursuing the acquisition of property at Horseshoe Lake. The Township is in the process of getting appraisals on these parcels.

 

Mayor Smith stated that the Water and Sewer Committee reconfigured the agreement with the County in a way that meets NJDEP requirements.  He thanked Mr. Kobylarz for his efforts in creating an advantageous result for the Township.

 

Mayor Smith also stated that the improvements regarding the ‘The Villages’ project is proceeding as expected.

 

Mayor Smith stated that the Sewer Utility’s financial situation is fairly strong, but that the Water Utility account is borderline.

 

Mayor Smith discussed the possibility of NJDEP increasing the previously proposed amount of phosphorous allowed in wastewater treatment plants, which would make it an easier and less costly mandate to meet.

 

Mayor Smith stated that NJ Transit agreed to pay some of the money that is owed to the Water Utility, but they want more information before paying the rest.

 

Mayor Smith stated that he, along with Mr. Raths and Mr. Stern, met at the Highlands Council with Eileen Swan, staff members, and a group of people who are looking to purchase the property behind BJ’s Wholesale Club.  There was further discussion regarding plan conformance, restrictions to the Highlands jurisdiction and relationship to COAH.

 

Mr. Raths stated that the County is re-doing their sewer service areas.  The Engineering Department and the Planning Department are meeting next week to review and possibly amend the Township’s current plans.

 

Mr. Raths passed out a flier with information regarding Senator Bucco’s annual Troop Drive.

 

Mr. Raths stated that the cost to purchase a new tanker for Fire Company #3 is equivalent to the amount we appropriated for the refurbishing of the old one.  As a result of the above, the Township will be amending the bond ordinance, trading in the old tanker and pursuing the purchase a new one.  The Township will be reviewing the specifications of numerous vendors, as well as other communities that have recently purchased tankers for their specification information, after which we will establish our requirements.

 

Mr. Raths stated that we have to replace the Fire Company #1 “Jaws of Life” equipment and we have to use the same manufacturer, which is restricted to specific vendors based on geographical location.  There was discussion about using vendors who have a state contract in the future.  

 

Mr. Raths stated that he met with the two Senior Clubs and that both clubs voted in favor of Social Services using the “card room” for extra space and there are no outstanding issues regarding moving the Nutrition Center to the Senior Center. 

 

Deputy Mayor DeFillippo stated that Jefferson Township has extra space for dog pound services and would like Mr. Raths to look into sharing services with them.

 

 

 

A.  New Business

 

B.  Old Business

1.  Procurement Policy

No Discussion

                                                         

 

PUBLIC PORTION

Robert Kluska

274 Emmans Road, Flanders

Mr. Kluska stated that he felt Social Services is “taking over” the Senior’s room.  He stated that if Social Services eliminated all the items that they have besides food and clothing, they would not need extra space.  He further stated that the basketball court and the Youth Center are rarely used.  Deputy Mayor DeFillippo disagreed that the gym is underutilized.  Mr. Zoschak stated that this is a community building and the senior citizens have the right to utilize any of the rooms that aren’t being used by others at any given time.  Mr. Rilee stated that he agrees that Social Services should not store unneeded items.

 

Arnold Giovannolia

East Circuit Drive, Succasunna

Mr. Giovannolia, a volunteer Social Services worker, stated that the items that are stored, such as medical supplies, food, cleaning and laundry supplies, clothing, shoes, backpacks, school supplies, Toys-for-Tots, books, and many other items are identified in the mission statement.  He stated that many senior citizens receive necessities from Social Services.  He also stated that the space is used effectively.

 

Mayor Smith stated that he was surprised that the senior citizens were in favor of giving up the space, but at the same time was pleased with that decision.

 

Robert Kluska

274 Emmans Road, Flanders

Mr. Kluska stated that he strongly supports the Social Service initiatives and has collected money and food donations for them.  At the same time, he stated that he remains concerned that the amount of space reserved for the Seniors is decreasing.

 

Mayor Smith closed the Public Portion of the meeting.

 

 

MATTERS REQUESTED/REFERRED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS, MANAGER, ATTORNEY OR CLERK

A.  Presentation-Construction Permit Amnesty Program by Rod Schmidt

Rod Schmidt, Construction Code Official, discussed the Permit Amnesty Program, which allows residents to obtain the proper construction permits if they failed to do so when the work was done.  If they take advantage of this opportunity, they will avoid penalties that would otherwise be imposed.  The program will expire at the close of business on December 31, 2008.  Mr. Schmidt gave examples of the type of work that requires a permit and the type of work that does not require a permit.  Mr. Schmidt requested that Council members refer any questions to his office.  Mr. Bucco stated his concerns about issuing permits based on “visual” inspections. Mr. Bucco recommended that qualifying language be added to the information stating the limitations of the inspections.  He also stated that the homeowner should be required to sign a “Hold Harmless” agreement to release the Township from any liability due to the issuance of a permit without the ability to conduct a complete inspection.  Mr. Schmidt will discuss possible modifications to the information letter with Mr. Bucco.  The letter will be on the web site and distributed at the business expo at Staples tomorrow.

 

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

August 12, 2008 – Regular

 

Mr. Rilee made a motion to approve the minutes as listed above.  Mr. Behrens seconded the motion.

 

Roll Call:          Mr. Rilee – Yes                                    Mr. Behrens - Yes

Deputy Mayor DeFillippo - Yes            Mr. Zoschak - abstain                          Mayor Smith - Yes

 

Motion carried 4 to 0 with one abstention.

 

 

DRAFT ORDINANCES FOR DISCUSSION

None

 

INTRODUCTION OF PROPOSED ORDINANCES

14-08               AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ACQUISITION OF CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY, KNOWN AS BLOCK 4102, LOT 2 AND BLOCK 5503, LOT 1, LOCATED ALONG EMMANS ROAD, IN THE TOWNSHIP OF ROXBURY, COUNTY OF MORRIS AND STATE OF NEW JERSEY

 

Mr. Zoschak made a motion to introduce Ordinance 14-08.  Deputy Mayor DeFillippo seconded the motion.

 

Roll Call:          Mr. Zoschak – Yes                  Deputy Mayor DeFillippo - Yes

Mr. Behrens – Yes                   Mr. Rilee - Yes                                    Mayor Smith - Yes

 

Motion carried 5 to 0.

 

 

15-08               BOND ORDINANCE TO AUTHORIZE THE UNDERTAKING OF VARIOUS ROAD IMPROVEMENTS AND THE ACQUISITION OF NEW AUTOMOTIVE VEHICLES, INCLUDING ORIGINAL APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT, IN, BY AND FOR THE TOWNSHIP OF ROXBURY, IN THE COUNTY OF MORRIS, STATE OF NEW JERSEY, TO APPROPRIATE THE SUM OF $280,000 TO PAY THE COST THEREOF, TO MAKE A DOWN PAYMENT, TO AUTHORIZE THE ISSUANCE OF BONDS TO FINANCE SUCH APPROPRIATION AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF BOND ANTICIPATION NOTES IN ANTICIPATION OF THE ISSUANCE OF SUCH BONDS.

Mr. Zoschak asked why the Township is purchasing Sports Utility Vehicles for the Health Department as opposed to less expensive vehicles.  Mr. Raths stated that New Jersey regulations only allow for the bonding of Sports Utility Vehicles, not sedans.  Mr. Raths told the Council members that we would be purchasing small SUVs that get good gas mileage.  He further stated that the Township would consider lease/purchase options in the future.

 

Mr. Zoschak made a motion to introduce Ordinance 15-08.  Mr. Behrens seconded the motion.

 

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

Deputy Mayor DeFillippo - Yes            Mr. Rilee - Yes                                    Mayor Smith - Yes

 

Motion carried 5 to 0.

 

 

HEARING AND ADOPTION OF ORDINANCES ON SECOND READING

13-08               CARRY - TABLE - AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND AND SUPPLEMENT CHAPTER VII, TRAFFIC, OF THE REVISED GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE TOWNSHIP OF ROXBURY, COUNTY OF MORRIS, STATE OF NEW JERSEY

Ordinance 13-08 should be opened to the public then the public portion carried to the October 7, 2008 Council Meeting.  The necessity to carry the public hearing is due to lack of notice in the Daily Record as approved on introduction of September 9, 2008.

 

Mr. Zoschak made a motion to open Ordinance 13-08 to the public.  Mr. Behrens seconded the motion.

 

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

Deputy Mayor DeFillippo - Yes            Mr. Rilee – Yes

Mayor Smith – Yes                 

 

Motion Carried 5 to 0.

 

No public comment

 

Mr. Zoschak made a motion to carry the public portion of Ordinance 13-08 until the meeting of October 7, 2008.  Deputy Mayor DeFillippo seconded the motion.

 

Roll Call:          Mr. Zoschak – Yes                  Deputy Mayor DeFillippo – Yes

Mr. Behrens – Yes                   Mr. Rilee – Yes

Mayor Smith – Yes                 

 

Motion Carried 5 to 0.

 

 

DRAFT RESOLUTION FOR DISCUSSION

None

 

INTRODUCTION AND ADOPTION OF RESOLUTIONS

08-380             A RESOLUTION INCORPORATING BY REFERENCE HEREIN AND APPROVING THE FOLLOWING NUMBERED RESOLUTIONS LISTED ON THE WORKSHOP COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA FOR THIS DATE: 08-381, 08-382, 08-383, 08-384, 08-385, 08-386, 08-387, 080-388, 08-389, 08-390, 08-391,

08-392, 08-393, 08-394, 08-395, 080-396, 08-397, 08-398, 08-399, 08-400, 08-401, 08-402, 08-403, 08-404, 080-405, 08-406, 08-407, 08-408, 08-409, 08-410, 08-411, 080-413, 08-414, 08-415, 08-416, 08-417, 08-418, 08-419, 08-420, 08-421, 08-422

 

Mr. Rilee made a motion to adopt Resolution 08-380.  Deputy Mayor DeFillippo seconded the motion.

 

Roll Call:          Mr. Rilee – Yes                        Deputy Mayor DeFillippo – Yes

Mr. Behrens – Yes                   Mr. Zoschak – Yes                              Mayor Smith – Yes

 

Motion carried 5 to 0.

 

 

08-381             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AMENDMENT TO RESOLUTION NO. 08-293 AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF MUNICIPAL PROPERTY

 

 

 

08-382             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PURCHASE OF RESCUE TOOLS ACCESSORIES FROM STATE LINE FIRE & SAFETY, INC. FOR ROXBURY FIRE COMPANY NUMBER ONE

Mayor Smith stated that he is frustrated that we received only one bid for this.  Mr. Rilee asked if we are too precise in our specifications; thus, limiting the number of companies that can accommodate us.  Mr. Bucco stated that each manufacturer creates unique products, restricting the choices that fire companies have.

 

08-383             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE AWARD OF A CONTRACT TO TILCON NEW YORK INCORPORATED FOR MILLING AND PAVING OF THE EMMANS ROAD RESURFACING PROJECT PHASE IV

 

08-384             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE AWARD OF A CONTRACT TO TILCON NEW YORK INCORPORATED FOR MILLING AND PAVING OF PARKVIEW DRIVE

 

08-385             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PURCHASE OF MANHOLE AND DRAINAGE CASTINGS FROM CAMPBELL FOUNDRY COMPANY

 

08-386             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE AWARD OF A CONTRACT TO DENVILLE LINE PAINTING, INC. FOR LINE PAINTING VARIOUS TOWNSHIP ROADS 

 

08-387             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE AWARD OF A CONTRACT TO DUNBAR CONCRETE PRODUCTS, INC. FOR DRAINAGE STRUCTURES FOR EMMANS ROAD

 

08-388             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PURCHASE OF TWO FLOOR JACKS FROM SNAP-ON INDUSTRIAL UNDER STATE CONTRACT NO. T0227

 

08-389             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE AWARD OF A CONTRACT TO M. SKY CONSTRUCTION CORPORATION FOR WALKWAY CONSTRUCTION AT BERKSHIRE VALLEY PARK

Mr. Rilee asked why the quotations that we received were so diverse.  Mr. Blood stated that the contractor is confident that he can perform quality work according to the specifications at the quoted cost.  Mr. Blood stated that he contacted the contractor’s references and received favorable responses.  Mr. Behrens stated that he is concerned that the contractor is not being required to post a performance bond.  Mr. Blood stated that he would be closely supervising this project.

 

08-390             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE AWARD OF A CONTRACT TO WELDON MATERIALS, INC. FOR PAVING MATERIALS FOR THE BERKSHIRE VALLEY PARK WALKWAY PROJECT 

 

08-391             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE AWARD OF A CONTRACT TO E. R. BARRETT, INC. FOR TOWN HALL ROOF COATING AND SERVICE PROJECT

 

08-392             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE REFUND OF UNUSED ENGINEERING INSPECTION ESCROW FEES TO KINGTOWN INVESTMENTS, LLC REGARDING SOIL MOVING PERMIT NO. 04022007; BLOCK 9501, LOT 11

 

 

 

08-393             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE REFUND OF UNUSED ENGINEERING INSPECTION ESCROW FEES TO DZAFER META REGARDING SOIL MOVING PERMIT NO. 041807; BLOCK 11305, LOT 1

 

08-394             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE REFUND OF UNUSED ENGINEERING INSPECTION ESCROW FEES TO DUSTIN LOVENBERG REGARDING SOIL MOVING PERMIT NO. 01162007; BLOCK 11801, LOT 3

 

08-395             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE REFUND OF UNUSED ENGINEERING INSPECTION ESCROW FEES TO KEVIN LEWTHWAITE REGARDING SOIL MOVING PERMIT NO. 103007; BLOCK 5301, LOT 17

 

08-396             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE REFUND OF UNUSED ENGINEERING INSPECTION ESCROW FEES TO RICHARD REIMERS REGARDING SOIL MOVING PERMIT NO. 070607; BLOCK 2603, LOT 7.01

 

08-397             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE REFUND OF UNUSED ENGINEERING INSPECTION ESCROW FEES TO DONNA KRZYSIK REGARDING SOIL MOVING PERMIT NO.MINSOIL-03-08-001; BLOCK 11801, LOT 20

 

08-398             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE REFUND OF UNUSED ENGINEERING INSPECTION ESCROW FEES TO ELIZABETH CRESCIBENE REGARDING SOIL MOVING PERMIT NO. 083107; BLOCK 1503, LOT 10

 

08-399             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE REFUND OF UNUSED ENGINEERING INSPECTION ESCROW FEES TO RACHELLE KOVACS REGARDING SOIL MOVING PERMIT NO. MINSOIL-04-08-007; BLOCK 4403, LOT 1

 

08-400             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE RELEASE OF A PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE POSTED FOR RIGHT-OF-WAY EXCAVATION PERMIT NO. RO-07-08-081, 10 SECOND STREET, KENVIL; BLOCK 2611, LOT 12.02

 

08-401             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE RELEASE OF A PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE POSTED FOR RIGHT-OF-WAY EXCAVATION PERMIT NO. RO-07-08-079, 30 CAREY ROAD, SUCCASUNNA; BLOCK 4403, LOT 56

 

08-402             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE RELEASE OF A PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE POSTED FOR RIGHT-OF-WAY EXCAVATION PERMIT NO. RO-05-08-045, 7 CLEARFIELD ROAD, SUCCASUNNA; BLOCK 3503, LOT 15

 

08-403             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE RELEASE OF A PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE POSTED FOR RIGHT-OF-WAY EXCAVATION PERMIT NO.RO-06-08-050, 42 GREGORY DRIVE, KENVIL BLOCK; 2501, LOT 32

 

08-404             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE REFUND OF UNUSED ENGINEERING INSPECTION ESCROW FEES TO WELLFLEET DEVELOPERS, INC. REGARDING SOIL MOVING PERMIT NO. 111506, BLOCK; 10101, LOTS 1, 2 & 3

 

08-405             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE AWARD OF A CONTRACT TO ALMETEK INDUSTRIES, INC. FOR THE PURCHASE OF STORM DRAIN MARKERS

 

08-406             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE RELEASE OF A PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE POSTED FOR RIGHT-OF-WAY EXCAVATION PERMIT NO.RO-08-08-092, 20 GORDON ROAD, WHARTON; BLOCK 12901, LOT 60

 

08-407             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE RELEASE OF A PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE POSTED FOR RIGHT-OF-WAY EXCAVATION PERMIT NO. FEB222007, 565 ROGERS DRIVE, LANDING; BLOCK 11805, LOT 22

 

08-408             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE RELEASE OF A PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE POSTED FOR RIGHT-OF-WAY EXCAVATION PERMIT NO. RO-05-08-02, 56 JOYCE DRIVE, SUCCASUNNA; BLOCK 401, LOT 5

 

08-409             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE RELEASE OF A PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE POSTED FOR RIGHT-OF-WAY EXCAVATION PERMIT NO. RO-06-08-051, 3 PARKVIEW DRIVE, SUCCASUNNA; BLOCK 301, LOT 25

 

08-410             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE RELEASE OF A PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE POSTED FOR RIGHT-OF-WAY EXCAVATION PERMIT NO. RO-07-08-071, 1 READ COURT, SUCCASUNNA; BLOCK 4303, LOT 9

 

08-411             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE RELEASE OF A PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE POSTED FOR RIGHT-OF-WAY EXCAVATION PERMIT NO. RO-07-08-078, 79 TOBY DRIVE, SUCCASUNNA; BLOCK 1102, LOT 18

 

08-413             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF

NOTICES OF EXONERATION PERTAINING TO TRAVELERS

CASUALTY & SURETY COMPANY OF AMERICA AND ACCEPTING CERTAIN SURETIES AND GUARANTEES FROM SAFECO INSURANCE COMPANY OF AMERICA IN REPLACEMENT THEREOF

 

08-414             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE INSERTION OF AN ITEM OF REVENUE IN THE 2008 BUDGET FOR ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR RECREATIONAL TRAILS PROGRAM

 

08-415             A RESOLUTION TO CANCEL UNEXPENDED DEDICATED BALANCES OF GENERAL CAPITAL APPROPRIATIONS

Mayor Smith asked how much of the money would be returned to surplus.  Mr. Raths stated that only the money that had not been bonded could be appropriated to budget surplus.

 

08-416             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ACCEPTANCE OF A MAINTENANCE BOND AND SUBSEQUENT RELEASE OF A CASH PERFORMANCE BOND FOR A TREE REPLACEMENT PERMIT GRANTED TO FORMULATION DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, INC. LOCATED ON LENEL RD; BLOCK 9501, LOT 6

 

 

 

08-417             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE RELEASE OF A CASH BOND POSTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE APPROVAL OF A SITE PLAN FOR BMW/FNC REALTY; BLOCK 5301, LOT 14 PBA-08-009

 

08-418             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING TAX COLLECTOR TO CHARGE $25.00 FOR EACH OF TWO TAX SALE MAILINGS

 

08-419             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE REFUND OF TAXES

 

08-420             A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE MEMBERSHIP OFTHE TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPARTMENT

           

04-421             A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE TOWNSHIP OF ROXBURY TO ACCEPT OPTION 3 PROVIDED BY ORTH-RODGERS ASSOCIATES, INC. FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE HILLSIDE AVENUE AND ROUTE 10 INTERSECTION

 

08-422                          A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PAYMENT OF BILLS

 

COMMUNICATIONS

September 12, 2008

#1  Interoffice Memo from Christopher Raths, Township Manager to Mayor & Council dated September 11, 2008, re: Information Update

Item ‘S’ - Kings Highway Drainage

Mr. Schmidt asked about the status of this.  Mr. Raths stated that Mr. Kobylarz is working on this.

 

#7  Correspondence from Jay S. Troutman, Jr., PE, McDonough & Rea Associates, to BettyLou DeCroce, Township Clerk, dated September 8, 2008, re:  Street Intersection, Driveway Access and Lot Consolidation Applications as submitted to NJDOT for Lots 1, 2, 9, and 10 in Block 9202 (NE Corner of Rt. 206 & Mtn. Rd.)

Mr. Rilee stated that this is a copy of the Blue Vista application.

 

#14  Mayors Fax Advisory, dated September 10, 2008 re:  Appellate Division Rules that Municipality Need Only Provide Curbside Trash Collection for Apartment Complex

Mr. Zoschak asked if this affects Roxbury.  Mr. Bucco stated that as long as the service to an apartment complex is equivalent to the service provided to other residents, then there is no problem.

 

 

September 19, 2008

#4  Correspondence from Timothy C. Moots, North Jersey Sales Representative, Sutphen Corporation, to Fire Chief, dated September 8, 2008, re:  reasons for declining to participate in the refurbishment of and modifications to Tanker

Mayor Smith stated that, in his opinion, this is a tactic to convince us that we need to purchase a new truck.

 

#5  Correspondence from Eileen Swan, Executive Director, NJ Highlands Council, to Mayor Smith, dated September 9, 2008, re:  Highlands Regional Master Plan

Mr. Rilee suggested getting a grant application.  Mr. Raths will have Mr. Stern look into this.  Mayor Smith stated that the Council should be advised of the pros and cons.

 

Mr. Bucco advised Mr. McNear of the Township’s final offer and is waiting to hear back from them.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

08-423             A 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 EXCLUDED

There was no executive session.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

At 9:30pm Mr. Rilee made a motion to adjourn the Workshop Meeting.  Mr. Zoschak seconded the motion.

 

All In Favor – Yes

 

Motion carried 5 to 0.

 

 

Submitted By:

 

 

 

______________________

BettyLou DeCroce

Township Clerk

 

 

MINUTES APPROVED BY COUNCIL

DATE:                        December 2, 2008

ROLL CALL:            Mr. Zoschak – yes       Mrs. DeFillippo – yes

                                    Mr. Hall – abstain         Mr. Rilee – yes

                                    Mayor Smith – yes