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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
Christopher Raths, Township Manager; Anthony Bucco, Township Attorney
and Janet Rieth, Deputy Township Clerk
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
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
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
Deputy Mayor DeFillippo stated that she attended a Historic
Trust workshop regarding a mission statement and plans for the future of the
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
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.
DeFillippo stated that Jefferson
Township has extra space
for dog pound services and would like Mr. Raths to look into sharing services
A. New Business
B. Old Business
1. Procurement Policy
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.
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
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.
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
Permit Amnesty Program by 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 –
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
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
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
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
DRAFT RESOLUTION FOR DISCUSSION
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
08-381 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AMENDMENT TO RESOLUTION NO. 08-293
AUTHORIZING THE SALE
OF MUNICIPAL PROPERTY
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
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
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
08-391 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE AWARD OF A CONTRACT TO E. R. BARRETT, INC. FOR TOWN HALL ROOF COATING AND SERVICE
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,
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,
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,
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
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
08-418 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING TAX COLLECTOR TO CHARGE $25.00 FOR EACH OF TWO
08-419 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE REFUND OF TAXES
08-420 A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE MEMBERSHIP
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
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PAYMENT OF BILLS
September 12, 2008
Memo from Christopher Raths, Township Manager to Mayor & Council dated
September 11, 2008, re: Information Update
Item ‘S’ - Kings
Mr. Schmidt asked about the status of
this. Mr. Raths stated that Mr. Kobylarz
is working on this.
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.
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
Mr. Bucco advised
Mr. McNear of the Township’s final offer and is waiting to hear back from them.
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
There was no executive session.
At 9:30pm Mr. Rilee made a motion to adjourn the Workshop
Meeting. Mr. Zoschak seconded the
All In Favor – Yes
Motion carried 5 to 0.
MINUTES APPROVED BY
DATE: December 2, 2008
ROLL CALL: Mr. Zoschak – yes Mrs. DeFillippo – yes
Hall – abstain Mr. Rilee – yes
Smith – yes