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AGENDA

REGULAR MEETING

March 8, 2005

7:30 PM

 

                                                                                                                                      

1.      Pledge of Allegiance

 

2.      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 5, 2005; notice was posted on the bulletin board in the main hallway of the Municipal Building on January 5, 2005.

 

3.      Roll Call 

 

4.      Presentations

 

A.      Presentation:  Bank of America for supporting Roxbury Township 2004 Labor Day Weekend Celebration

B.     Presentation:  TriData

 

5.      Approval of Minutes

February 8, 2005         Executive

February 8, 2005         Regular

February 15, 2005       Budget/Workshop

February 22, 2005       Executive

February 22, 2005       Workshop

March 1, 2005             Budget/Workshop

 

 

6.      Public Portion

 

7.      Reports of Council Liaison Representatives, Council Committees and New Business/Old Business

A.      Horseshoe Lake Monument by Deputy Mayor Martin Schmidt

B.     Procurement Policy

C.     Appointments

                                   i.      Lake Musconetcong Regional Planning Board: 1 Member, 4-year Term (Mayor Appointment).

                                 ii.      Citizens Cable Committee:  1 Member, 2-Year Term (Council appt.).

                                iii.      Economic Development Committee:  Un-expired Term of Russell Vanderbush.

                               iv.      Rockaway River Watershed Cabinet - 1 Member, 1-year term.

                                 v.      Zoning Board of Adjustment, un-expired term of Michael Roome, 1/1/03-12/31/06

 

8.      Matters Requested/Referred by Council Members, Manager, Attorney or Clerk

A.      Letter from Runners Race Service requesting the Merry Heart 5K Road Race on June 6, 2005.

B.     Letter from Rockaway River Watershed Cabinet requesting $1,500.

C.     Letter from Dept. of Agriculture regarding voluntary gypsy moth aerial suppression program.

D.     2005 Volunteer Recognition Nomination.

E.     Morris County Community Development request for funding.

 

9.      Introduction of Proposed Ordinances                                                              

11-05

An ordinance to amend and supplement Chapter XIII, Land Development Ordinance, Article VII, zoning Regulations, Section 13-7.8 General Provisions for All Zones, of the revised General Ordinances of the Township of Roxbury, County of Morris and State of New Jersey.

 

12-05

An ordinance of the Township of Roxbury providing for the appropriation of funds for various sewer utility improvements and appropriating $272,700.00 from Sewer Capital Improvement Fund.

 

13-05

A bond ordinance to authorize the acquisition of new additional or replacement equipment and machinery, new communication and signal systems equipment and new fire vehicles, apparatus and equipment and the making of various public improvements in, by and for the Township of Roxbury, in the County of Morris, State of New Jersey, to appropriate the sum of $1,423,600 to pay the cost thereof, to appropriate grants-in-aid, 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.

 

14-05

A bond ordinance to authorize the acquisition of new additional or replacement equipment and machinery and 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 $448,145 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 issuance of such bonds.

 

15-05

A bond ordinance to authorize the acquisition of new additional or replacement equipment and machinery and the making of various water system improvements in, by and for the Water Utility of the Township of Roxbury, in the County of Morris, State of New Jersey, to appropriate the sum of $353,900 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 issuance of such bonds.

 

16-05

A bond ordinance to authorize the acquisition of new automotive vehicle, including original apparatus and equipment, in, by and for the Water Utility of the Township of Roxbury, in the County of Morris, State of New Jersey, to appropriate the sum of $20,000 to pay the Water Utility’s share of 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 issuance of such bonds.

 

17-05

A bond ordinance to authorize the resurfacing and repaving of various public streets, in, by and for the Township of Roxbury, in the County of Morris, State of New Jersey, to appropriate the sum of $800,000 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 issuance of such bonds.

 

10.  Hearing and Adoption of Ordinances on Second Reading

09-05

Calendar year 2005 Ordinance to exceed the municipal budget appropriation limits and to establish a CAP bank (N.J.S.A. 40a:4-45.14).

 

10-05

An ordinance authorizing the acquisition of certain real property, known as Block 6501, Lots 9 and 10, more commonly known as 181 and 197 East Main Street, in the Township of Roxbury, County of Morris and State of New Jersey. (Riggs Property)

 

11.  Introduction and Adoption of Resolutions                                                       

05-82

A resolution incorporating by reference herein and approving the following numbered resolutions listed on the regular council meeting agenda for this date. (COAH Development Fee)

 

05-72

A resolution amending Resolution 2004-233 release of a Cash Performance Bond posted by Dr. Lloyd Kitchin for Tree Bond for site plan for property located on Main Street, Succasunna, Block 332, Lot 3. 

 

05-83

A resolution authorizing an Interlocal Services Agreement between the Township of

Roxbury and the Borough of Netcong.

 

05-84

A resolution opposing legislation A-193 firefighter’s cancer presumption.

 

05-85

A resolution authorizing the negotiation, execution and delivery of Lease-Purchase Agreement No. NJ-051702 with Tatonka Capital Corporation.

 

05-86

A resolution confirming changes to the Township’s Development Fee Ordinance and declaring that said ordinance shall be rendered null and void if the Township fails to petition for Third Round Substantive Certification in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:95 by December 20, 2005.

 

05-87

A resolution authorizing the refund of taxes.

 

05-88

A resolution authorizing the transfer of funds.

 

05-89

A resolution of the township council of the Township of Roxbury calling for full and fair funding In the TEA-21 reauthorization.

 

05-90

A resolution supporting the adoption of S-1990 and A-2432 authorizing the imposition of additional fines for overcrowding in dwellings containing four or fewer units.

 

05-91

A resolution authorizing the award of a contact to Building Inspection Underwriters, Inc. (BIU) for the enforcement and administration of the electrical subcode.

 

05-92

A resolution authorizing Municipal Assessor and Special Tax Attorney to file counter appeal at NJ State Tax Court.

 

05-93

A resolution authorizing the settlement of Roxbury 80 LLC v Township of Roxbury et al, Docket No. MRS-L-1782-01PW.

 

05-94

A resolution authorizing payment of bills.

 

12.   Personnel Changes

Judy Riley memo March 3, 2005.

 

 

13.  Communications

March 4, 2005

 

14.  Public Portion

 

15.  Executive Session

05-95

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.

 

16.  Adjournment

 

 

 _________________________

Christopher Raths

Township Manager