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Minutes: December 3, 2015

A. OPENING OF REGULAR MEETING

1. Call to Order

A regular meeting of the Randolph Township Council was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Mayor Veech. This meeting is held pursuant to the New Jersey Open Public Meetings Act. Adequate notice of the meeting has been provided by posting written notice of the time, date, location, and to the extent known, the agenda of the meeting in Randolph Township. This notice was posted on the bulletin board within Town Hall, it was filed with the Township Clerk, and it was provided to those persons or entities requesting notification. Notice was also provided to the Randolph Reporter and the Morris County Daily Record on December 19, 2014, by emailing them the annual resolution adopted by the Council on December 4, 2014. The annual resolution, which included this meeting date, was advertised in the Randolph Reporter, the official newspaper of the Township of Randolph, and the Daily Record on December 24, 2014.

2. Roll Call

PRESENT:
Councilwoman Carey
Councilman Forstenhausler
Councilman Guadagno
Councilman Loveys
Councilman Napoliello
Deputy Mayor Hirniak
Mayor Veech

Also present: Township Manager Mountain, and Ed Buzak and Keli Gallo from the Law Office of Edward Buzak.

3. Pledge of Allegiance

Mayor Veech led the Pledge of Allegiance.

B. PRESENTATIONS/PROCLAMATIONS

1. Proclamation—Senior Softball Teams and Leagues

League Commissioner Gene Stracco introduced Al Cheli, Manager of the Diehards team and the Assistant Commissioner of the league, and Al Heath, Manager of four teams including the Golden Masters. Mayor Veech explained that the league has been using the fields in Randolph over the past ten years for fourteen teams, five of which are based in Randolph: there are 30-40 players from Randolph per year. It is anticipated that they will qualify in 2016 for the 2017 National Senior Olympics in Birmingham. Mayor Veech read the Proclamation:

Honoring Senior Softball Teams & League

WHEREAS, the Randolph Golden Masters, comprised of senior citizens in their 70s, and the Randolph Diehards, comprised of senior citizens in their 60s, have completed highly successful seasons; and

WHEREAS, the Randolph Golden Masters, managed by Randolph resident Al Heath, finished in second place in both the Slocum Division and the State 70s Softball Tournament; and

WHEREAS, the Randolph Diehards, managed by Randolph resident Al Cheli, also came in second place in the 60s Division;

WHEREAS, a representative team from the Morris Essex Tuesday Senior Softball Team, largely comprised of players from the Randolph Golden Masters, competed in the Cape Cod Classic 70s Division and finished in fifth place; and

WHEREAS, a representative team also comprised of many Randolph Golden Masters, competed in the Challenge Cup in Central Park and were awarded the trophy for first place.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Township Council, Township of Randolph, County of Morris, State of New Jersey that the Golden Masters and the Randolph Diehards be congratulated for their athletic achievements.

December 3, 2015 Joanne Veech, Mayor

Mr. Stracco, Mr. Cheli, and Mr. Heath provided background of the Senior Softball League, as well as some information about the current program. They thanked the Council for allowing them to use the facilities, and John Van Brunt and Russ Newman for supporting the league. Mayor Veech congratulated and thanked the men.

2. Proclamation—Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over 2015 Year End Holiday Crackdown

Councilman Loveys, liaison to the Traffic Advisory Committee, thanked the Police Department for their continued work in keeping the community safe. He read the following Proclamation, and presented it to Officer Biase:

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over 2015 Year End Holiday Crackdown

WHEREAS, impaired drivers on our nation’s roads kill more than 10,000 people each year and cost our society more than $37 billion annually; and

WHEREAS, 27% of motor vehicle fatalities in New Jersey in 2015 were alcohol-related; and

WHEREAS, an enforcement crackdown is planned to combat impaired driving; and

WHEREAS, the season at the end of the year is traditionally a time of social gatherings which often include alcohol; and

WHEREAS, the State of New Jersey, Division of Highway Traffic Safety, has asked law enforcement agencies throughout the state to participate in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Year End Holiday Crackdown; and

WHEREAS, the project will involve increased impaired driving enforcement from December 11, 2015 through January 1, 2016; and

WHEREAS, an increase in impaired driving enforcement and a reduction in impaired driving will save lives on our roadways;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Joanne Veech, Mayor of Randolph Township, Morris County, New Jersey, on behalf of the Randolph Township Council hereby declares Randolph’s support for the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over 2015 Year End Holiday Crackdown from December 11, 2015 through January 1, 2016 and pledges to increase awareness of the dangers of drinking and driving.

December 3, 2015 Joanne Veech, Mayor

Officer Biase, on behalf of the Police Department, thanked the Council for their support.

C. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Anthony Robinson, of 1 Jason Lane, stated that he received a notice that there would be blasting going on in the woods behind his house. He asked what the plans were for the blasting and the construction. Manager Mountain explained that the work is part of the Kensington Square sub-division. He told Mr. Robinson to provide his phone number, and he would have someone from the Engineering Department contact him to give specific information on the project. The notice provided by the blasting company is not only to inform those residents, but to allow for them to document the existing conditions of each property so if there are issues after the work is done, they have documentation in the event corrective action needs to be taken.

Jim Mullen, Attorney for the Kensington Square developer, explained that notice is required by the State, and no damage to surrounding properties is anticipated.

Seeing no one from the public, the public portion was closed.

D. MANAGER’S REPORT

The Manager reported the following:

  • They were able to work out with NJ Natural Gas, the installation of a two-inch gas service main from Morris Turnpike to the wash bay at the rear of the DPW property. They have also stubbed it so additional connections can be established in the future. The line was installed at no cost.
  • The Manager recognized and thanked Ralph Carchia, Charlie Crossan, and the Water and Sewer Department staff for their work over the holiday weekend. There were two separate equipment malfunctions, at the Den Brook and the Roc Etam pump stations.
  • They continue to work with residents of Mac Spar Drive on the special assessment project for sewer installation; Paul Ferriero and Ralph Carchia met with residents in the past couple of months. There are still concerns by some residents regarding the proposed project, the Manager is hopeful that the concerns will be alleviated at the next meeting. Manager Mountain explained to the Council that if the issues are not worked out, there is a possibility that the project would have to be cancelled since it is a special assessment, and needs to have support of the majority of the residents. If after the next meeting, they are still at an impasse, the Manager would then involve the Infrastructure Work Group to talk further about the status. No permanent action would be taken until the full Council is advised.
  • The leaf collection program is moving forward, and it should be completed in the next two weeks.
  • Manager Mountain recognized and thanked Mayor Veech for her service since it was her last Council meeting as Mayor. He explained that Mayor Veech exhibited passion, energy, ideas, and outreach to improve the quality of the community. The Manager thanked the Mayor for her time and leadership, and presented her with a token of his appreciation.

Mayor Veech thanked Manager Mountain and the Council for their support.

E. APPROVAL OF MEETING MINUTES

1. Approval of October 22, 2015 Regular Council Meeting Minutes

Councilwoman Carey made a motion to approve the Regular meeting minutes from October 22, 2015. Councilman Forstenhausler seconded the motion, and the following roll call vote was taken:

AYES:
Councilwoman Carey
Councilman Forstenhausler
Councilman Guadagno
Councilman Loveys
Councilman Napoliello
Deputy Mayor Hirniak
Mayor Veech

NAYS: None

F. COMBINED ACTION RESOLUTIONS

Item #1, 2016 Council meeting dates—Mayor Veech explained that Board Docs hadn’t been working right in the last day or so, resulting in problems with different versions of documents. She wanted to make sure everyone knew of the change to the Council meeting date; the January 5, 2017 meeting was changed to January 2, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.

Item #9, Refund 2015 overpayment of taxes—Councilman Guadagno asked if there was a dollar amount associated with this Resolution. Manager Mountain stated there was a list with a number of refunds, but they weren’t tallied up. He believed this list was generated by the township at the year’s end for duplicate overpayments and veteran deductions as opposed to other individual tax refunds that are the result of tax settlements or tax appeal judgments.

Item #10, Cancel to accounts payable—Councilman Forstenhausler asked for clarification on the $57,000 to Lincoln Financial. Manager Mountain explained that every year the township sets a budget number for the LOSAP program. It is based on an estimate since there isn’t a definite number until the end of the year, and in some cases it takes a couple of years to allow for program participation numbers to catch up with the budgeted numbers.

Item #11, 2015 Appropriation transfers—Councilman Guadagno asked if this was related to Item #10. Manager Mountain replied that it did not.

Item #14, Knights Bridge Pump Station—Councilman Loveys asked if there was a timeframe for when the work was to be completed. Manager Mountain replied that it would be completed in 2016; if it were to carry into 2017, the professional service agreement would need to be amended.

Item #17, Developer’s Agreement with Pulte Homes, LLC—Councilman Loveys asked for clarification on the figures in the agreement. Manager Mountain explained that the total cost of the improvement is $1.4 million, on which the 120% is being calculated. The Manager further explained that he will verify the figures before the agreement is finalized and executed.

Councilman Loveys also asked where the township stands with the other agreements for the Pulte Homes project. Manager Mountain explained that Ed Buzak has worked with the developer’s attorney to come up with a creative solution to handling the transfer of ownership between Pulte and Kushner. All other agreements are still in place as agreed to by all parties; those are now in the process of being executed.

Deputy Mayor Hirniak made a motion to accept the Combined Action Resolutions. Councilman Guadagno seconded the motion, and the following roll call vote was taken:

AYES:
Councilwoman Carey
Councilman Forstenhausler
Councilman Guadagno
Councilman Loveys
Councilman Napoliello
Deputy Mayor Hirniak
Mayor Veech

NAYS: None

1. Resolution Approving 2016 Council Meeting Dates

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WHEREAS, N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 et seq., known as the “Open Public Meetings Act” requires that all public bodies of the State of New Jersey provide adequate notice to the public of its intended meetings.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE TOWNSHIP OF RANDOLPH, MORRIS COUNTY, NEW JERSEY, AS FOLLOWS:

1. The regular meetings of the Township Council for the Township of Randolph to discuss or act upon public business during the calendar year 2016 will be held on Thursdays on the dates listed below. Regular meetings and work session meetings are scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. prevailing time. The public is invited to attend work sessions, but there is no public participation except at the beginning of the meeting during the “Open to the Public” portion of the agenda. Final action may or may not be taken at all scheduled meetings, which are held at the Randolph Township Municipal Building, 502 Millbrook Avenue, Randolph, New Jersey, on the following dates:

Reorganization Meeting, Friday, January 1, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.

Regular Sessions (7:00 p.m.)Combined Meeting (7:00 p.m.)Work Sessions (7:00 p.m.)
January 1 (1:00 p.m.)January 14January 28
February 11No Mtg. ScheduledFebruary 25
March 10 (Budget Meeting 5:30 p.m.)No Mtg. ScheduledMarch 31
March 10 (Regular Session 7:00 p.m.)  
April 7No Mtg. ScheduledApril 21
May 5May 19No Mtg. Scheduled
June 2June 16No Mtg. Scheduled
July 7No Mtg. ScheduledJuly 28
August - No Mtg. ScheduledNo Mtg. ScheduledNo Mtg. Scheduled
September 1September 15No Mtg. Scheduled
October 6No Mtg. ScheduledOctober 27
November 3November 17No Mtg. Scheduled
December 1 (6:00 p.m.)No Mtg. ScheduledNo Mtg. Scheduled

BUDGET MEETINGS (Saturdays at 9:00 a.m.)
February 27
March 19

2017 REORGANIZATION MEETING: January 2, 2017, Monday, 1:00 p.m.

2. This Resolution shall, within seven days of its adoption, be emailed to the Randolph Reporter, the official newspaper designated by the Randolph Township Council, and to the Daily Record.

3. A certified copy of this said Resolution shall also be maintained throughout the year 2016 on the bulletin board located immediately adjacent to the Municipal Clerk’s Office in the main hallway of the Municipal Building.

4. A certified copy of this said Resolution shall be mailed to any person requesting notices of meetings of the Township Council pursuant to N.J.S.A. 10:4-19 and whoever has paid the required fee for such notice.

2. Reduction in Assessed Valuation for Tax Years 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 for 17 Kirkbride Drive, Block 21.08, Lot 3 to Rose Piccolo—$3,850.13

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WHEREAS, Rose Piccolo has been granted a reduction in assessed valuation for the tax years 2010, 2011,2012,2013,2014 by the Tax Court of New Jersey on Block 21.08, Lot 3, known as 17 Kirkbride Drive; and

WHEREAS, an overpayment exists as a result of the reduction for the year 2010 in the amount of $728.62, 2011 in the amount of $756.20, 2012 in the amount of $772.24, 2013 in the amount of $788.51 and 2014 in the amount of $804.56.

WHEREAS, it is recommended by the Tax Collector that these overpayments be refunded at this time.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Randolph, County of Morris, that the Treasurer be instructed to refund the overpayment of $3,850.13 to Rose Piccolo.

3. Refund Overpayment of Taxes for 2014 and 2015 for 26 Heather Lane, Block 201, Lot 37.13 to Steven & Theresa Marovitz—$6,027.84

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WHEREAS, Steven/Theresa Marovitz has been granted a reduction in assessed valuation for the tax years 2014 & 2015 by the Tax Court of New Jersey on Block 201, Lot 37.13, known as 26 Heather Lane; and

WHEREAS, an overpayments exists as a result of the reduction for the year 2014 in the amount of $2,990.40 and 2015 in the amount of $3,037.44.

WHEREAS, it is recommended by the Tax Collector that these overpayments be refunded at this time.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Randolph, County of Morris, that the Treasurer be instructed to refund the overpayment of $6,027.84 to Steven/Theresa Marovitz.

4. Refund Overpayment of Taxes for 2012 and 2013 for 1 Fairway, Block 48, Lot 1.02 to Olivia, Shyh-Kuan & Lei Chen—$2,914.33

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WHEREAS, Olivia, Shyh-Kuan & Lei Chen has been granted a reduction in assessed valuation for the tax years 2012 & 2013 by the Tax Court of New Jersey on Block 48, Lot 1.02, known as 1 Fairway; and

WHEREAS, an overpayment exists as a result of the reduction for the year 2012 in the amount of $1,441.97, and 2013 in the amount of $1,472.36.

WHEREAS, it is recommended by the Tax Collector that these overpayments be refunded at this time.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Randolph, County of Morris, that the Treasurer be instructed to refund the overpayment of $2,914.33 to Olivia, Shyh-Kuan & Lei Chen.

5. Refund Overpayment of Taxes for 2013, 2014, and 2015 for 1049 Sussex Tpke., Block 168, Lot 28 to Kevin Bender and Kremena Ivanova—$3,391.47

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WHEREAS, Kevin Bender & Kremena Ivanova has been granted a reduction in assessed valuation for the tax years 2013, 2014 & 2015 by the Tax Court of New Jersey on Block 168, Lot 28, known as 1049 Sussex Tpke.; and

WHEREAS, an overpayment exists as a result of the reduction for the year 2013 in the amount of $1,109.50, 2014 in the amount of $1,132.08 and 2015 in the amount of $1,149.89.

WHEREAS, it is recommended by the Tax Collector that these overpayments be refunded at this time.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Randolph, County of Morris, that the Treasurer be instructed to refund the overpayment of $3,391.47 to Kevin Bender & Kremena Ivanova.

6. Refund Overpayment of Taxes for 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 for 9 Rippling Brook Way, Block 81.03, Lot 8 to Adam and Jennifer Rodell—$8,561.86

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WHEREAS, Adam/Jennifer Rodell has been granted a reduction in assessed valuation for the tax years 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015 by the Tax Court of New Jersey on Block 81.03, Lot 8, known as 9 Rippling Brook Way; and

WHEREAS, an overpayment exists as a result of the reduction for the year 2012 in the amount of $2,077.54, 2013 in the amount of $2,121.31, 2014 in the amount of $2,164.48 and 2015 in the amount of $2,198.53.

WHEREAS, it is recommended by the Tax Collector that these overpayments be refunded at this time.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Randolph, County of Morris, that the Treasurer be instructed to refund the overpayment of $8,561.86 to Adam/Jennifer Rodell.

7. Refund Overpayment of Taxes for 2014 and 2015 for 1 Fairway, Block 48, Lot 1.02—Shyh-Kuan/Lei Chen—$3,028,27

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WHEREAS, Shyh-Kuan/Lei Cheni, 1 Fairway has been granted a reduction in assessed valuation for the tax years 2014 & 2015 by the Tax Court of New Jersey on Block 48 Lot 1.02,; and

WHEREAS, an overpayment exists as a result of the reduction for the year 2014 in the amount of $1,502.32 and 2015 in the amount of $1,525.95.

WHEREAS, it is recommended by the Tax Collector that these overpayments be refunded at this time.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Randolph, County of Morris, that the Treasurer be instructed to refund the overpayment of $3,028.27 to Shyh-Kuan/Lei Chen.

8. Refund Overpayment of Taxes for 2015 for 11 Beth Ct., Block 103, Lot 28.32—Donald/Arpana Fox—$250.00

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WHEREAS, Donald/Arpana Fox overpaid 2015 taxes by reason of Veteran deduction in the amount of $250.00 on Block 103, Lot 28.32, 11 Beth Court; and

WHEREAS, it is recommended by the Tax Collector that this overpayment be refunded at this time.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Randolph, County of Morris, that the Treasurer be instructed to refund the overpayment of $250.00 to Donald/Arpana Fox.

9. Refund 2015 Overpayment of Taxes by Reason of Duplicate Tax Payments or Veteran Deductions to Various Tax Payers

R-325-15

BLOCKLOTNAMEAMOUNTREASON
1418VAN DUSEN, DEBORAH
10 MAIN STREET RANDOLPH
$1,722.17OP
21144.03MC GURK, JASON/ANN MARIE
65 LOGAN RD RANDOLPH
$2,518.50OP
21.097PATTERSON, BRETT/SHEILA
16 STONEHILL RD RANDOLPH
$1,988.39OP
334MC ENTEER, TIMOTHY
6 CORWIN ST RANDOLPH
$250.00VETERAN
404.27VILLAR, JACQUELYN/RAUL
14 SHADOWBROOK WAY RANDOLPH
$350.63OP
42122.12BEERE/DASARI, CHANDRA/SUSHMA
12 ARROWGATE DR RANDOLPH
$2,278.48OP
42.046HEIDER, KENNETH/EILEEN
4 PRINCE HENRY DR RANDOLPH
$219.47OP
44.025.04POKORNY, PATRICK/MARYDEE
33 SWEETWOOD DR RANDOLPH
$146.00OP
536PECCI, LOUIS/LUCY
31 GLENWOOD AVE RANDOLPH
$420.73OP
5350COLUCCI, GARY/GAIL
11 HIGH AVE RANDOLPH
$269.46OP
5379KEAY, DOUGLAS/KRISTEN
20 VALLEY DR RANDOLPH
$406.55OP
616HARRIS, GLADYS
28 DOGWOOD TRAIL RANDOLPH
$501.80OP
619LUE, YVONNE
34 DOGWOOD TRAIL RANDOLPH
$2,374.52OP
6116NACLERIO, ERIK/GINA
13 RIDGE RD RANDOLPH
$2,514.40OP
718LIM, ELIZAVETA/HECTOR LUIS
33 DAVIS AVE RANDOLPH
$2,264.16OP
739BLUNTSCHLY, DAEVID/ELIZABETH
395 QUAKER CHURCH RD RANDOLPH
$1,925.96OP
7347D’AGOSTINO, MICHAEL/ALLISON
19 W ELIZABETH AVE RANDOLPH
$1,880.98OP
7374SARKER, MONIR/SAMINA
16 MAC SPAR DR RANDOLPH
$2,891.70OP
7727BUSICHIO, LORENZO/MARIBEL
28 CENTER GROVE RD RANDOLPH
$103.89OP
782SHAIKH, JUNAID
329 QUAKER CHURCH RD RANDOLPH
$3,436.29OP
7821ANDOLINO, PAUL
14 E ELIZABETH DR RANDOLPH
$1,490.65OP
8012JONES, MATTHEW/MARISA
1 BIRCH ST RANDOLPH
$29.57OP
8138.06PIERCE, TIMOTHY/ANGELA
15 WINCHESTER TERR RANDOLPH
$37.91OP
8166.01GOLDA, ANTHONY/ASTRID
117 DOVER-CHESTER RD RANDOLPH
$217.60OP
8167BANK OF NEW YORK, TRUSTEE
115 DOVER-CHESTER RD RANDOLPH
$2,312.44OP
8658.06WONG, KEVIN
96 CARRELL RD RANDOLPH
$1,793.39OP
93.0116KVARES, DMITRIY/LILI
30 HERITAGE CT RANDOLPH
$90.84OP
9730.06BLACK, ERIK/VANESSA
33 VALLEY RD RANDOLPH
$388.53OP
11029.04PATEL, MINESH/NEHALI
7 MORGAN CT RANDOLPH
$382.43OP
11539MOCZULSKI, EWA/MIROSLAW
5 CARRIAGE CT RANDOLPH
$120.48OP
11988SALOMON, LAWRENCE/LAUREN
41 W HANOVER AVE RANDOLPH
$2,618.13OP
119110.25HEYMANN, RONALD/KIMBERLY
51 WOODMONT DR RANDOLPH
$2,471.26OP
119110.73VINO, COLLEEN
10 MAHOGANY WAY RANDOLPH
$78.07OP
12510INGOGLIA, MICHAEL/DANA
7 PEPPERMILL CT RANDOLPH
$78.22OP
1275LENTZ, ROBERT/BARBARA
106 QUAKER AVE RANDOLPH
$333.15OP
13122CRIM, DEWAIN
121 MILLBROOK AVE RANDOLPH
$1,563.73OP
13157CECCONI, LOUIS/PATRICIA
28 QUAKER AVE RANDOLPH
$147.80OP
13164PASTERICK, JASON/JAIME
8 GRIMAL CT RANDOLPH
$12.37OP
13513.02RICCIARDI, VINCENT/ALEXIA
72 QUAKER CHURCH RD RANDOLPH
$199.25OP
14669RUFFO, TRAVIS/DESINEZ
81 EVERDALE RD RANDOLPH
$154.94OP
14672TOLL NJ VI LP
10 PIERSONS HILL RD
$129.05OP
1482MEZLE, ALBERT/ERIN
3 BEAVER DAM RD RANDOLPH
$155.12OP
14837SMITH, MICHAEL/PATRICIA
18 RED BARN LN RANDOLPH
$3,250.77OP
15528ARIGO, JOHN/MICHELLE
45 FORREST RD RANDOLPH
$404.10OP
16119PONTELANDOLFO, MATTHEW/LORIN
35 SPRINGHILL RD RANDOLPH
$2,670.46OP
1692VAN WINGERDEN, LEONARD/MELIS
11 FOXWOOD LN RANDOLPH
$101.70OP
1848.15MONTUORI, PHILIP
815 WENDOVER CT RANDOLPH
$509.88OP
21912MCDONALD, MARK/KIMBERLY
48 MISTY MOUNTAIN RD RANDOLPH
$2,671.38OP
22718CISTARO, ROBERT/PATRICIA
51 MUSIKER AVE RANDOLPH
$109.30OP
22720ANGILELLO, ROBERT/VIRGINIA
39 MOREY LN RANDOLPH
$317.87OP

10. Cancel Accounts Payable to Various Entities: Buzak Law Group—2011 ($4,801.70), Pavia Kriegman—2012 ($150.00), Lincoln Financial 2011 and 2012 ($57,000.00)

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WHEREAS, there exists certain accounts payable on the books of the Township’s General Fund; and

WHEREAS, the contracts creating these accounts payable have been finalized and should be canceled.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Township Council, Township of Randolph, County of Morris, State of New Jersey, that the Finance Director is instructed to cancel the following accounts payable in the amount of $61,951.70

VENDORAMOUNT
Buzak Law Group - 2011$4,801.70
Pavia Kriegman - 2012$150.00
Lincoln Financial - 2011 & 2012$57,000.00

11. Authorizing 2015 Appropriation Transfers Totaling $38,500.00

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WHEREAS, per N.J.S.A. 40A:4-58, a municipality may during the final two months of a fiscal year transfer amounts from appropriations where there are excess balances to appropriations that are deemed to have insufficient balances; and

WHEREAS, there is a need to transfer amounts from the following appropriation(s) with excess balances to the following appropriation(s) that are deemed to have insufficient balances:

APPROPRIATIONFROMTO
Recreation O&E$38,500 
Assessment S&W $25,000
Building and Grounds S&W $10,000
Construction Code O&E $3,500
TOTAL$38,500$38,500

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Randolph Township Council, County of Morris, State of New Jersey that the above appropriation transfers be made.

12. Approving Items of Revenue and Appropriation—Year End Holiday Crackdown—Drive Sober Grant—$5,000.00

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WHEREAS, NJSA 40A:4-87 provides that the Director of the Division of Local Government Services may approve the insertion of any special item of revenue in the budget of any county or municipality when such item has been made available by law and the amount was not determined at the time of the adoption of the budget; and

WHEREAS, the Director may also approve the insertion an item of appropriation for an equal amount.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the Township of Randolph, in the County of Morris, New Jersey, hereby requests the Director of the Division of Local Government Services to approve the insertion of an item of revenue in the budget of the year 2015 in the sum of $5,000, which is now available from the FY 2015 Drive Sober Grant—Year End Holiday Crackdown in the amount of $5,000: and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the like sum of $5,000 is hereby appropriated in the 2015 budget under the caption 2015 Drive Sober Grant- Year End Holiday Crackdown; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the above is the result of funds administered by the NJ Division of Highway Traffic Safety’s FY 2015 Drive Sober Grant Fund in the amount of $5,000.

13. Refund Escrow Funds to Robert Tullman at 27 Longview Ave, Block 82.02, Lot 12—$666.50

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WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Department received escrow funds From Robert Tullman, 27 Longview Avenue, Block 82.02 Lot 12, and in the amount of $1,000.00; and

WHEREAS, the project has been completed and closed out and there are no outstanding payments due.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Randolph, County of Morris, State of New Jersey that it is recommended by Darren Carney, Planning and Zoning Administrator the remaining escrow funds in the amount of $666.50 be refunded to Robert Tullman, 27 Longview Avenue, Randolph, NJ 07869.

Darren Carney, Planning & Zoning Administrator
Date:

14. Authorizing the Award of a Professional Services Agreement to Dewberry Engineers, Inc for Knights Bridge Pump Station Improvements—Rebid—Not to Exceed $28,850

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WHEREAS, the Township of Randolph (“Township”) requires professional engineering services for the Knights Bridge Pump Station Improvements rebid project; and

WHEREAS, Elizabeth Crescibene, Purchasing Agent, has determined and certified in writing that the value of these services will exceed $17,500; and

WHEREAS, the Township has agreed to retain Dewberry Engineers Inc. located at 600 Parsippany Rd, Ste 301, Parsippany, NJ 07054 to provide the necessary professional engineering services for the Knights Bridge Pump Station Improvements rebid project for a total amount not to exceed $28,850 per their attached proposal; and

WHEREAS, the fees are as noted in the attached proposal; and

WHEREAS, the anticipated term of this contract is until the project is completed; and

WHEREAS, the contract with Dewberry Engineers Inc. is for a total amount not to exceed $28,850 and was not solicited through receipt of sealed bids or competitive contracting, therefore the requirements of N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.5 (Anti Pay-to-Play Legislation) apply; and

WHEREAS, in accordance with the Anti Pay-to-Play Legislation, Dewberry Engineers Inc. has submitted to the Township the Political Contribution Disclosure Form, Stockholder Disclosure Certification and Business Entity Disclosure Certification as required; and

WHEREAS, Dewberry Engineers Inc. has also submitted to the Township a New Jersey Business Registration Certificate, as required; and

WHEREAS, there are funds available for the retention of such professional services; and

WHEREAS, said professional services may be retained without competitive bidding pursuant to the Local Public Contracts Law, N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1 et seq.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Council of the Township of Randolph, County of Morris, State of New Jersey, as follows:

  1. The Township hereby hires, employs and retains Dewberry Engineers Inc. having an office at 600 Parsippany Rd, Ste 301, Parsippany, NJ 07054 effective December 11, 2015 to provide professional engineering services for the Knights Bridge Pump Station Improvements rebid project for the duration of the project.
  2. Dewberry Engineers Inc. shall be compensated for a total contract amount not to exceed $28,850.
  3. The contract with said firm is for professional services and exempt from the bidding requirements under the Local Public Contracts Law, N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1 et seq.
  4. The award is also subject to compliance with the Equal Employment Opportunity Requirements pursuant to N.J.S.A. 10:5-31 et seq. and N.J.A.C. 17:27.
  5. The Mayor and Township Clerk, together with all appropriate officers, employees, professionals and staff of the Township are hereby authorized and directed to take all steps necessary to effectuate the purposes of this Resolution.
  6. It is hereby directed that Notice of Award of this Contract shall be published once in the official designated newspaper of the Township within ten (10) days of the date hereof.
  7. This Resolution shall take effect December 11, 2015.

CERTIFICATION OF AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS

Dated: December 3, 2015

As required by N.J.S.A. 40A:4-57, N.J.A.C. 5:30-14.5, and any other applicable requirement, I, Darren Maloney, Director of Finance for the Township of Randolph, have ascertained that funds will be available in the Sewer Capital Fund, Ordinance 14-13, Knights Bridge Pump Station Upgrade, to award a contract to Dewberry Engineers, Inc., for engineering services for the Knights Bridge Pump Station rebid project.

Darren Maloney
Chief Financial Officer
Budget Account(s): 08-215-55-908-301 (not to exceed $28,850)

15. Awarding a Contract for EA Porter Site—42 Bennett Ave, Block 195, Lot 10 for Demolition and Removal of Debris and Restoration—Ambient Group, LLC—$339,750

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WHEREAS, the Township of Randolph advertised for the EA Porter Site, 42 Bennett Ave, Block 195, Lot 10, Randolph, NJ for Demolition/Debris Removal/Restoration project in accordance with Local Public Contracts Law and received bids on November 20, 2015; and

WHEREAS, 8 bids were received; and

WHEREAS, bids were received from the following and for the bid prices listed:

Two Brothers Contracting, Inc., Totowa, NJ—Base Bid: $578,575;
Caravella Demolition Inc., East Hanover, NJ—Base Bid: $1,228,516;
Yannuzzi Group, Inc., Kinnelon, NJ—Base Bid: $598,500;
The Ambient Group, LLC, Sewell, NJ—Base Bid: $339,750;
Tomco Construction, Inc., Mt. Arlington, NJ—Base Bid: $490,000;
T.R. Weniger, Inc., Piscataway, NJ—Base Bid: $391,975;
Wild Heart Industries, LLC, Hillsborough, NJ—Base Bid: $825,000;
Cobra Enterprises, LLC, Allentown, NJ—Base Bid: $572,048; and

WHEREAS, the Engineer, the Engineering Administrator/W&S and the Purchasing Agent recommend the award of the contract to The Ambient Group, LLC as the lowest responsive, responsible bidder; and

WHEREAS, the Township of Randolph desires to award a contract for the EA Porter Site, 42 Bennett Ave, Block 195, Lot 10, Randolph, NJ for Demolition/Debris Removal/Restoration to The Ambient Group, LLC of Sewell, NJ.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Township Council, Township of Randolph, County of Morris, State of New Jersey, that a contract be awarded to The Ambient Group, LLC of Sewell, NJ for the EA Porter Site, 42 Bennett Ave, Block 195, Lot 10, Randolph, NJ for Demolition/Debris Removal/Restoration project for the price of $339,750 per their bid proposal.

CERTIFICATION OF AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS

Dated: December 3, 2015

As required by N.J.S.A. 40A:4-57, N.J.A.C. 5:30-14.5, and any other applicable requirement, I, Darren Maloney, Director of Finance for the Township of Randolph, have ascertained that funds will be available in the General Capital Fund, Ordinance 13-15, to award a contract to The Ambient Group, for the demolition/debris removal/restoration of 42 Bennett Avenue, per its response to a township solicitation of bids.

Darren Maloney
Chief Financial Officer
Budget Account(s): 04-215-55-970-300 (not to exceed $339,750)

16. Authorizing Contracts with Additional Approved Vendors under the MCCPC

R-332-15

WHEREAS, the Township of Randolph pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:11-11(5) and N.J.A.C. 5:34-7.1 et seq. may, by resolution and without advertising for bids, purchase any goods or services under a Cooperative Pricing System of which the Township is a member; and

WHEREAS, the Township of Randolph on March 10, 2015 via R 74-15 and on May 7, 2015 via R 110-15 authorized contracts with certain approved MCCPC Contract vendors; and

WHEREAS, it’s been determined that contracts in excess of $17,500 will be entered into with additional MCCPC Contract Vendors; and

WHEREAS, the additional MCCPC Contract Vendors have been added to the attached list; and

WHEREAS, the Township of Randolph anticipates entering into contracts in excess of $17,500 with the attached Referenced Contract Vendors through this resolution and properly executed purchase orders/contracts as needed, which shall be subject to all the conditions applicable to the current co-op contracts.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Township of Randolph authorizes the Purchasing Agent to purchase certain goods and services from the additional approved MCCPC Contract Vendors on the attached list, pursuant to all conditions of the individual co-op contracts; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the governing body of the Township of Randolph pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:30-5.5(b) regarding the certification of available funds, shall either certify the full maximum amount against the budget at the time the contract is awarded, or no contract amount shall be chargeable or certified until such time as the goods or services are ordered or otherwise called for prior to placing the order, and a certification of availability of funds is made by the Chief Financial Officer via an authorized Purchase Order; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the duration of the contracts between the Township of Randolph and the referenced MCCPC Contract Vendors shall be until December 31, 2015 or upon expiration of the vendor’s contract whichever is first.

17. Approving a Developer’s Agreement with Pulte Homes, LLC for Kensington Square, Block 101, Lots 22.01 and 22.02

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WHEREAS, there is a need to enter into an agreement with Pulte Homes, LLC regarding the property known as Kensington Square, Block 101, Lots 22.01 and 22.02, 16.73 acres of land, fronting Brookside Road, Randolph Township; and

WHEREAS, both parties agree to abide by the terms set forth in the November 2015 Agreement attached hereto.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and Council of the Township of Randolph do hereby approve the aforementioned Developer’s Agreement.

18. Authorizing Contracts with Additional Approved Vendors under the MRESC

R-334-15

WHEREAS, the Township of Randolph pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:11-11(5) and N.J.A.C. 5:34-7.1 et seq. may, by resolution and without advertising for bids, purchase any goods or services under a Cooperative Pricing System of which the Township is a member; and

WHEREAS, the Township of Randolph on March 10, 2015 via R 75-15 and on March 26, 2015 via R 79-15 authorized contracts with certain approved MRESC Contract vendors; and

WHEREAS, it’s been determined that contracts in excess of $17,500 will be entered into with additional MRESC Contract Vendors; and

WHEREAS, the additional MRESC Contract Vendors have been added to the attached list; and

WHEREAS, the Township of Randolph anticipates entering into contracts in excess of $17,500 with the attached Referenced Contract Vendors through this resolution and properly executed purchase orders/contracts as needed, which shall be subject to all the conditions applicable to the current co-op contracts.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Township of Randolph authorizes the Purchasing Agent to purchase certain goods and services from the additional approved MRESC Contract Vendors on the attached list, pursuant to all conditions of the individual co-op contracts; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the governing body of the Township of Randolph pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:30-5.5(b) regarding the certification of available funds, shall either certify the full maximum amount against the budget at the time the contract is awarded, or no contract amount shall be chargeable or certified until such time as the goods or services are ordered or otherwise called for prior to placing the order, and a certification of availability of funds is made by the Chief Financial Officer via an authorized Purchase Order; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the duration of the contracts between the Township of Randolph and the referenced MRESC Contract Vendors shall be until December 31, 2015 or upon expiration of the vendor’s contract whichever is first.

19. Authorizing the Payment of League and Practice Ice Fees to Aspen Ice, Inc for the Hockey League—Not to Exceed $38,000

R-335-15

WHEREAS, the Township of Randolph (“Township”) requires the leasing of ice time from Aspen Ice Inc. for the 2015-2016 season; and

WHEREAS, the league fees and ice time for Aspen Ice Inc. are anticipated to be approximately $38,000; and

WHEREAS, the requirements of N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.5 (Anti Pay-to-Play Legislation) apply for this service; and

WHEREAS, in accordance with the Anti Pay-to-Play Legislation, Aspen Ice Inc. has submitted to the Township the Political Contribution Disclosure Form, Stockholder Disclosure Certification and Business Entity Disclosure Certification as required; and

WHEREAS, Aspen Ice Inc. has also submitted to the Township a New Jersey Business Registration Certificate, as required; and

WHEREAS, there are funds available for the lease of this ice time and the league fees.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Council of the Township of Randolph, County of Morris, State of New Jersey, as follows:

  1. The Township hereby approves the payment of the not to exceed amount of $38,000 for leased ice time and team registrations for the 2015-2016 season to Aspen Ice Inc.
  2. This Resolution shall take effect December 11, 2015.

CERTIFICATION OF AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS

Dated: December 3, 2015

As required by N.J.S.A. 40A:4-57, N.J.A.C. 5:30-14.5, and any other applicable requirement, I, Darren Maloney, Director of Finance for the Township of Randolph, have ascertained that funds will be available in the 2015 General Budget, Recreation O&E, and the 2016 General Budget, Recreation O&E (pending adoption), to award a contract to Aspen Ice for the use of its facility for ice hockey.

Darren Maloney
Chief Financial Officer
Budget Account(s): 01-201-28-370-306 CY 2015 (not to exceed $19,000)
01-201-28-370-306 CY 2016 pending adoption (not to exceed $19,000)

20. Release of Soil Movement Bond for Block 49, Lots 4 and 6 (Heritage 55) to SJC Builders—$5,000 Plus Accrued Interest

R-336-15

WHEREAS, the Engineering Department has received a request from Salvatore Campo, of SJC Builders, for the release of a soil movement bond posted for soil movement at Block 49, Lots 4 and 6 (Heritage 55); and

WHEREAS, the cash bond in the amount of $5,000 was received and deposited with the Finance Department to ensure the completion of all soil movement associated with Block 49, Lot 4 and 6; and

WHEREAS, the Engineering Department has inspected the property, and found that all soil movement work has been satisfactorily completed.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Randolph, County of Morris, State of New Jersey that it is recommended by Ralph Carchia, Engineering Administrator, that the cash bond in the amount of $5,000 be released to SJC Builders, in care of Salvatore Campo, 1360 Sussex Turnpike, Randolph, NJ 07869

21. Release of Monument Bond for Block 49, Lots 4 and 6 (Heritage 55) to SJC Builders—$4,400 Plus Accrued Interest

R-337-15

WHEREAS, the Engineering Department has received a request from Salvatore Campo, of SJC Builders, for the release of a monument bond posted for Block 49, Lots 4 and 6 (Heritage 55); and

WHEREAS, the cash bond in the amount of $4,400 was received and deposited with the Finance Department on October 12, 2004, to ensure the installation of monuments at the Heritage 55 site; and

WHEREAS, the installation of monuments is no longer required and the cash bond can be released to SJC Builders.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Randolph, County of Morris, State of New Jersey that it is recommended by Ralph Carchia, Engineering Administrator, that the cash bond in the amount of $4,400 be released to SJC Builders, in care of Salvatore Campo, 1360 Sussex Turnpike, Randolph, NJ 07869

22. Release of Maintenance Guarantee for Water Improvements Heritage Village XVII, Block 53, Lot 56 on Matthew Ct. to SJC Builders—$3,492.50 Plus Accrued Interest

R-338-15

WHEREAS, a cash bond in the amount of $3,492.50, was posted by SJC Builders and deposited with the Finance Department in the Trust Account, on December 12, 2003, to serve as the Maintenance Guarantee for the water improvements; and

WHEREAS, the water improvements have been tested and inspected and no additional maintenance is required; and

WHEREAS, the term of the Maintenance Guarantee is for a period of two years; and

WHEREAS, it is recommended by the Engineer Administrator and Water and Sewer Director that the Maintenance Guarantee be released.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Randolph that Maintenance Cash Bond in the amount of $3,492.50 be released to SJC Builders, 1360 Sussex Turnpike, Randolph, NJ 07869.

G. UPCOMING EVENTS

  1. Volunteer Recognition Ceremony—starts at 7:00 p.m. following 6:00 p.m. Council meeting on Thursday, December 3rd
  2. Assembling care packages to be sent to US Troops serving overseas—Brighton Cromwell, 111 Canfield Ave. Building C, Randolph at 9:00 a.m., contact 973-252-4100
  3. Randolph Museum Holiday Open House—December 5th from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  4. Holiday Tree Lighting—Saturday, December 5th at 7:00 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m.—Community Center
  5. Senior Holiday Luncheon—Tuesday, December 8th at 12:00 p.m.—Community Center
  6. Recreation Volunteer Awards—Tuesday, December 8th at 6:30 p.m.—Community Center
  7. Employee Appreciation Breakfast—Wednesday, December 9th at 9:00 a.m.
  8. Reorganization Meeting—Friday, January 1st at 1:00 p.m.
  9. Crime Stoppers event—Sunday, December 13th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  10. Menorah Lighting—Sunday, December 6th at 4:00 p.m.—Community Center

H. ORDINANCES: SECOND READING/PUBLIC HEARING

1. Ordinance #22-15: An Ordinance Amending Article IV, Wildlife Feeding of Chapter 24, Health and Sanitation, of the Revised Ordinances of the Township of Randolph, Morris County, New Jersey, to Prohibit the Feeding of Unconfined Wildlife on Private Property

BE IT RESOLVED that an Ordinance entitled “AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ARTICLE IV, WILDLIFE FEEDING OF CHAPTER 24, HEALTH AND SANITATION, OF THE REVISED ORDINANCES OF THE TOWNSHIP OF RANDOLPH, MORRIS COUNTY, NEW JERSEY, TO PROHIBIT THE FEEDING OF UNCONFINED WILDLIFE ON PRIVATE PROPERTY” be read by title on second reading and a hearing held thereon.

Manager Mountain explained this Ordinance had been discussed by the Council at great length to establish prohibitions on private property that match the public property restrictions for feeding of wild animals, and it provides for the appropriate penalties.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Seeing no one from the public, the public portion was closed.

BE IT RESOLVED that an Ordinance entitled “AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ARTICLE IV, WILDLIFE FEEDING OF CHAPTER 24, HEALTH AND SANITATION, OF THE REVISED ORDINANCES OF THE TOWNSHIP OF RANDOLPH, MORRIS COUNTY, NEW JERSEY, TO PROHIBIT THE FEEDING OF UNCONFINED WILDLIFE ON PRIVATE PROPERTY” be passed on final reading and that a Notice of Final Passage of said Ordinance be published in the official designated newspaper according to law.

Deputy Mayor Hirniak thanked the Township Attorneys for the extensive work they put into this Ordinance.

Deputy Mayor Hirniak made a motion to accept the Ordinance. Councilman Napoliello seconded the motion, and the following roll call vote was taken:

AYES:
Councilwoman Carey
Councilman Forstenhausler
Councilman Guadagno
Councilman Loveys
Councilman Napoliello
Deputy Mayor Hirniak
Mayor Veech

NAYS: None

2. Ordinance #27-15: An Ordinance Amending Appendix A, Fee Schedule of the Revised Ordinances of the Township of Randolph, Morris County, New Jersey

BE IT RESOLVED that an Ordinance entitled “AN ORDINANCE AMENDING APPENDIX A, FEE SCHEDULE OF THE REVISED ORDINANCES OF THE TOWNSHIP OF RANDOLPH, MORRIS COUNTY, NEW JERSEY” be read by title on second reading and a hearing held thereon.

Manager Mountain explained that the purpose of this Ordinance is to enact key changes that have been recommended by the staff or are required by law to be put in place this year. All of the fees are required to be listed, but all of the fees have not changed. The differences in the fees were discussed at the last meeting.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Seeing no one from the public, the public portion was closed.

BE IT RESOLVED that an Ordinance entitled “AN ORDINANCE AMENDING APPENDIX A, FEE SCHEDULE OF THE REVISED ORDINANCES OF THE TOWNSHIP OF RANDOLPH, MORRIS COUNTY, NEW JERSEY” be passed on final reading and that a Notice of Final Passage of said Ordinance be published in the official designated newspaper according to law.

Councilman Guadagno made a motion to accept the Ordinance. Councilwoman Carey seconded the motion, and the following roll call vote was taken:

AYES:
Councilwoman Carey
Councilman Forstenhausler
Councilman Guadagno
Councilman Loveys
Councilman Napoliello
Deputy Mayor Hirniak
Mayor Veech

NAYS: None

I. DISCUSSION ITEMS

1. Board and Committee Residency Rules

Mayor Veech explained that it has come to the attention of the Council, through a caucus, as to what the requirements are in terms of residency for Boards or Committees members. There are currently situations on Boards or Committees where members might be moving out of town temporarily or they might own property as business owners and moving out of town, etc.

Ed Buzak explained that the issue with regard to the Planning Board members, is governed by State Statute. The issue as to what a “municipal resident” meant was clarified in an amendment to the Land Use law. The definition of “municipal resident” means a person who is domiciled in the municipality; the word domiciled is defined as the place where you hang your hat. The courts have utilized a number of objective factors to evaluate whether one is domiciled in a particular place. The factors vary, but they include things such as where one gets his mail, where one is registered to vote, if a person has children, where those children attend school, where one’s driver’s license says he lives, and the address on one’s tax returns. There will be people, who because of a temporary job relocation, will move out of a municipality, but they remain domiciled in a municipality because they still get mail in the municipality, their insurance remains there, or they may still be registered to vote in that municipality. Attorney Buzak explained that if there is a member of the Planning Board or Board of Adjustment that people know does not reside in the municipality, those questions should be asked. There is no ability within the township to change the definition, it is defined by State Statute.

Mayor Veech asked about business owners with a business address within the municipality. Attorney Buzak stated that just having a business in Randolph is not adequate to be considered domiciled for purposes of the Planning Board or Board of Adjustment unless they live there as well.

Keli Gallo researched specific boards, but the ones that she looked at did not have residency requirements, and there is not a statutory requirement like there is with the Planning Board and Board of Adjustment. Therefore, if there is nothing in the Ordinance that says a member has to be domiciled in Randolph, she felt being a non-resident would not be an issue.

Ed Buzak further explained that in those situations where one has a business in Randolph, and there is the Economic Development Committee, non-residents should be allowed to be members because the purpose of that committee is commerce, and running a business in the municipality.

Deputy Mayor Hirniak asked Attorney Buzak if the four digit municipality code required on tax returns was a per se declaration by the filer for purposes of this type of situation. Attorney Buzak felt that it most likely was.

There was some more discussion on the definition of domiciled.

J. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Judith Stewart, of 114 Everdale Road, explained that she had spoken to the Mayor prior to the meeting and pointed out minor technical issues with each of the ordinances, which were passed at the meeting. The Mayor told her to let the Township Clerk know of the issues so she can make the corrections. Mrs. Stewart thanked the Council members and the Mayor for all that they have done this year.

Mrs. Stewart also stated that she would like the Council to amend the fence ordinance to allow for fencing to be higher than four feet in order to keep deer out of one’s property, if desired.

Seeing no one further from the public, the public portion was closed.

K. COUNCIL COMMENTS

Councilman Loveys reported that he attended the Traffic Advisory Committee meeting. He had reported on the soil movement permit that the Council had approved, and they took exception that they didn’t have any input into the potential traffic concerns that may be created. Councilman Loveys explained to TAC members that the Planning Board had approved the permit last year. Manager Mountain explained that in the future, it would not be a problem to alert TAC that there is an application such as the soil movement permit coming in case there is a traffic impact.

Councilman Loveys thanked Mayor Veech for her service. Councilman Napoliello and Councilman Guadagno also thanked her.

Councilman Napoliello congratulated Councilman Loveys on his daughter making All State.

Councilman Forstenhausler reported that he attended the Environmental Commission meeting on November 24th. There were also concerns at that meeting about the amount of soil to be removed and the blasting for the Kensington Square project. The Environmental Commission members also were concerned about the leaf collection as far as some residents putting leaves out too soon. They also requested that more notification be sent to residents with the rules as to when leaves can be put curbside. Councilman Forstenhausler suggested putting the information on the electronic signs as well as in the Quarterly. Councilman Forstenhausler also thanked Mayor Veech for her year of service as Mayor.

Councilwoman Carey also thanked Mayor Veech for her service. She reported that she, Mayor Veech, and Deputy Mayor Hirniak were at the Chamber of Commerce luncheon. She reported that there is a new bakery in Randolph; however, he has a new banner that he cannot put out until January due to the zoning regulation of only one of the businesses being allowed to have a sign out for the month. Manager Mountain explained that he will have Darren Carney follow up with the bakery owner.

Mayor Veech reported that at the Chamber of Commerce luncheon she was speaking with a business owner in Randolph who is looking to expand. The Mayor felt it would be good to have the Chamber of Commerce meeting dates included in the Upcoming Events section of the Council meeting agendas so that the Council members would be aware of the dates and possibly attend.

Deputy Mayor Hirniak stated that he felt 2015 was an excellent year for the Council; he reflected on the various positive aspects of the Council’s work. He also commended and thanked Manager Mountain and his staff.

Mayor Veech thanked Manager Mountain for his help over the past year; she also thanked Donna Luciani, Donna Brady, and the members of the Council.

L. EXECUTIVE SESSION

There was no Executive Session

M. ADJOURNMENT

Councilman Forstenhausler made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:05 p.m. Councilman Guadagno seconded the motion, and the following roll call vote was taken:

AYES:
Councilwoman Carey
Councilman Forstenhausler
Councilman Guadagno
Councilman Loveys
Councilman Napoliello
Deputy Mayor Hirniak
Mayor Veech

NAYS: None

N. HOLIDAY GATHERING—7:00 P.M.

1. Reception
2. Volunteer Recognitions