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Minutes: December 4, 2014

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 Loveys. 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 5, 2013 by e-mailing them the annual resolution adopted by the Council on December 5, 2013. The annual resolution, including this meeting date, was advertised in the Randolph Reporter, the official paper of the Township of Randolph, and the Daily Record on December 12, 2013.

2. Roll Call

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

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

3. Mayor Loveys led the Pledge of Allegiance.

B. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Judith Stewart of 114 Everdale Road asked for clarification on the meaning of “Combined Meeting.” Mayor Loveys explained that it is a combined ”work session” and ”Council meeting.”

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

C. MANAGER’S REPORT

Manager Mountain reported the following:

  • At the request of Mendham Township, he submitted a proposal for Health Services to their Township Committee for consideration. Their Health Services contract expires this year; they are currently with Bernards Township. He felt Randolph’s proposal will be competitive; it would be a nice complement to the shared services already in place with Mendham Township for animal control.
  • The Technical Review Committee reviewed an application for Performance Ford, it will be before the Planning Board for completion. The project is for the property on the corner of Route 10 and Canfield Avenue; there will be a number of issues the board will have to review and contend with. One issue is the impact that some of the developments in that area are having on the Canfield Avenue & Route 10 intersection. One of the recommendations from the Technical Review Committee is for that matter to be addressed in the context of this pending application prior to it being heard by the Planning Board so the Council can have input. There will be a presentation to the Council in early January.
  • The Manager recognized Mayor Loveys for his year of service. He commended Mayor Loveys on his leadership, dedication, understanding, and compassion toward individuals and groups that have come before the Council at meetings. Manager Mountain commented that he appreciated Mayor Loveys’ honesty as well. He thanked Mayor Loveys for making his transition to Township Manager very seamless and easy.

Mayor Loveys responded that he was overwhelmed and really appreciated Manager Mountain’s comments.

D. COMBINED ACTION RESOLUTIONS

Item #1, Refund Tax Sale Certificate—Councilman Guadagno asked for clarification as to who MTAG for Alterna Funding was. Manager Mountain stated that they are the funding agent for Dunkin Donuts at the corner of Millbrook Avenue and Route 10.

Item #24, Authorizing Appropriation Budget Transfers—Councilman Hirniak asked if there was anything in the transfers that the Council should be aware or concerned about. Manager Mountain stated that all are addressing items that were not anticipated in the budget process. None are due to an overrun or excessive spending, all are due to a particular activity or unanticipated salary and wage.

Item #29, Approve Meeting Dates for 2015—Mayor Loveys asked if all Council members approved of the proposed meeting dates. April 2nd was originally included, but has since been withdrawn; if it is determined that an additional meeting in April is needed, one will be scheduled.

Item #30, Authorizing Award of Portion of MCCPC Contract #3—Councilman Napoliello asked if Morton Salt was better than the others. Mayor Loveys explained that several portions of that contract were awarded at a prior meeting. Manager Mountain explained that it is a re-bid, he didn’t recall why the original bid was not awarded, but suspected it was due to a deficiency in the bid.

Councilman Guadagno made a motion to approve the Combined Action Resolutions. Councilwoman Carey seconded the motion, and the following roll call vote was taken:

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

NAYS: None

1. Refund Tax Sale Certificate for Block 145, Lot 59 to MTAG for Alterna Funding—$208,578.34

R-374-14

WHEREAS, Outside Tax Sale Certificate #2005 held by MTAG as Custodian for Alterna Funding, assessed to Pat-Hard Management, LLC c/o Dunkin, Block 145, Lot 59, 236 Millbrook Avenue; and

WHEREAS, the above mentioned Tax Sale Certificate has been redeemed through the Tax Collector, including principal and interest in the amount of $49,578.34, and premium in the amount of $159,000.00.

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 $208,578.34 to MTAG as custodian for Alterna Funding holder of Tax Sale Certificate #2005.

2. Refund Overpayment of 2014 Taxes to Various Tax Payers for a Total of $65,437.09

R-375-14

WHEREAS, the following listed property owners have overpaid their 2014 taxes by reason of, duplicate tax payment, or Veteran/Senior Citizen deduction; and

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 following overpayments.

BLOCKLOTNAMEAMOUNTREASON
167Torres, Jonathan/Caitlin
145 Park Ave. Randolph
$93.32OP
21166Wigdor, Susan/Steve
14 Olde York Rd Randolph
$5,426.27OP
21.0414Lord, James/Kathryn
16 Orchard Dr Randolph
$72.71OP
2787Byrne, Matthew/Pascale F
11 Spring Brook Dr Randolph
$3,445.82OP
38.0119.02Timothy/Kerianne Gray
21 South Rd Mendham 07945
$2,861.22OP
42122.3Wong, Kevin/Pei, Pei
30 Arrowgate Dr Randolph
$2,253.03OP
42122.145Karamanol, Frederick/Emilia
145 Arrowgate Dr Randolph
$2,164.93OP
42.0112Rivera, Nathaniel/Catherine
5 Mariner Dr Randolph
$65.59OP
477.26Stewart, William/Eloise
49 Quail Run Randolph
$39.11OP
491.02Zacieracha, George/Ursula
120 Calais Rd Randolph
$3,285.77OP
51.0111Tucker, Douglas/Dina
2 Cantebury Ct Mendham 07945
$2,393.13OP
5614Bury, Matthew/Rosenbaum, L
31 Hilltop Dr Randolph
$135.41OP
718Lim, Elizaveta/Hector, L
33 Davis Ave Randolph
$2,501.21OP
791Sisco, Robin/Howard
3 Valley View Ave Randolph
$1,670.26OP
795Mc Dermid, Kirk/Erin
43 Valley View Ave Randolph
$2,226.71OP
8120Colardeau, Daniel/Nadine
204 Center Grove Rd Randolph
$307.82OP
81.024.00Grech, David/Nicole
16 Winchester Terr Randolph
$333.92OP
869Arthars, Michael/Susan
36 Carrell Rd Randolph
$2,350.16OP
8650Lloyd, Edward/Susan
6 Birchwood Rd Randolph
$1,596.73OP
975Galil Hts/H.O. Assoc
Ryan Court Randolph
$118.24OP
9730.22Kallman, Ann/Schleef, Rick
17 Ryan Court Randolph
$3,420.97OP
97.017Modero, Joseph/Elizabeth
15 Valley Rd Randolph
$3,870.65OP
112.0169Rubin, J/Schache, J
2 Meadow Lark Ct Randolph
$181.97OP
11721Hospodar, Daniel/Kim
8 Nerewood Rd Randolph
$178.45OP
1187Odell, Cynthia
20 Crestwood Dr Randolph
$1,949.84OP
119110.44Johnsen, Gregory/Therese
89 Woodmont Dr Randolph
$2,248.66OP
119110.56Tavalare, Michael
113 Woodmont Dr Randolph
$2,300.13OP
12133.09Hariharan, Anand/Diana
28 Phyllis Place Randolph
$346.35OP
12726Bilinkas, Barry/Julie
36 Everett Dr Randolph
$3,271.53OP
13115Madden, John/Mary
95 Millbrook Ave Randolph
$1,489.61OP
13151.19Mistry, Nirav/Dawn Howard
15 Eagle Ct Randolph
$3,375.61OP
13720Lenzing, Harriet
300 Rt 10 Randolph
$250.00SEN CIT
14672.19Dgeosits, J/Maletsky, L
26 Skyline Dr Randolph
$22.23OP
14672.20Zimmerman, Gregg/Anahita
24 Skyline Dr Randolph
$86.27OP
14672.21Duckstein, Mark/Beth
22 Skyline Dr Randolph
$11.94OP
16819Kazella, Peter/Erin
20 Foxwood Ln Randolph
$95.20OP
17713Goldman, Lori
11 Southview Rd Randolph
$2,710.54OP
19913Doyle, Brian/Rosemary
14 Appio Dr Randolph
$1,569.18OP
208.021Kahlon, Amardeep/Manjot, K
10 Old Chimney Rd Randolph
$503.13OP
2116Minerley, Todd/Kimberly
8 Southview Rd Randolph
$163.63OP
22212Ezzell, Ann/Richard
15 Drake Ct Randolph
$250.00VETERAN
22516Thibodeau, Kerry/Sara
36 Morey Lane Randolph
$3,799.84OP

3. Refund Escrow Funds for Block 143, Lot 4 to Julia Wood—$724.50

R-376-14

WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Department received escrow funds for Block 143, Lot 4 from Julia Wood, 126 High St, Randolph, NJ 07869 and in the amount of $1,000; 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 $724.50 be refunded to Julia Wood, 126 High St, Randolph, NJ 07869.

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Darren Carney, Planning & Zoning Administrator

4. Refund Escrow Funds for Block 18.02, Lot 6-7 to Wharton Commerce Center—$743.50

R-377-14

WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Department received escrow funds for Block 18.02, Lot 6-7 from Wharton Commerce Center, 333 Rte 46 2nd Floor, Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046 and in the amount of $1,000; 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 $743.50 be refunded to Wharton Commerce Center, 333 Rte 46 2nd Floor, Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046.

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Darren Carney, Planning & Zoning Administrator

5. Refund Escrow Funds for Block 42.06, Lot 66 to West Morris YMCA—$492.50

R-378-14

WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Department received escrow funds for Block 42.06, Lot 66 from West Morris Area YMCA, 14 Dover Chester Road, Randolph, NJ 07869 on August 23, 2013 and in the amount of $1,000; 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 $492.50 be refunded to West Morris Area YMCA, 14 Dover Chester Road, Randolph, NJ 07869.

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Darren Carney, Planning & Zoning Administrator

6. Refund Escrow Funds for Block 42.06, Lot 66 to West Morris YMCA—$419.25

R-379-14

WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Department received escrow funds for Block 42.06, Lot 66 from West Morris Area YMCA, 14 Dover Chester Road, Randolph, NJ 07869 on April 28, 2006 and in the amount of $1,000; 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 $419.25 be refunded to West Morris Area YMCA, 14 Dover Chester Road, Randolph, NJ 07869.

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Darren Carney, Planning & Zoning Administrator

7. Refund Escrow Funds for Verona Restaurant LLC at 1171 Sussex Tpke to Verona Restaurant—$832.50

R-380-14

WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Department received escrow funds for Block 42.06, Lot 66 from Verona Restaurant LLC, 1171 Sussex Tpke, Randolph, NJ 07869 and in the amount of $3,000; 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 $832.50 be refunded to Verona Restaurant LLC, 1171 Sussex Tpke, Randolph, NJ 07869.

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Darren Carney, Planning & Zoning Administrator

8. Refund Escrow Funds to Block 168, Lot 64 to Shari Tomasiello—$622.00

R-381-14

WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Department received escrow funds for Block 168, Lot 64 from Shari Tomasiello, 21 Ridgewood Drive, Randolph, NJ 07869 and in the amount of $1,000; 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 $622.00 be refunded to Shari Tomasiello, 21 Ridgewood Drive, Randolph, NJ 07869.

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Darren Carney, Planning & Zoning Administrator

9. Refund Escrow Funds for Block 93, Lot 14 to St. John the Beloved & St. Mary Magdalene Coptic Orthodox Church—$778.75

R-382-14

WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Department received escrow funds for Block 93, Lot 14 from St. John the Beloved & St. Mary Magdalene Coptic Orthodox Church, PO Box 172, Morris Plains, NJ 07950 and in the amount of $2,500.00; 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 $778.75 be refunded to St. John the Beloved & St. Mary Magdalene Coptic Orthodox Church, PO Box 172, Morris Plains, NJ 07950.

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Darren Carney, Planning & Zoning Administrator

10. Refund Escrow Funds for Block 201, Lot 22.25 to Richter Street Property LLC—$462.25

R-383-14

WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Department received escrow funds for Block 201, Lot 22.25 from Richter Street Property LLC, 1 Madison Ave, Morristown, NJ 07960, and in the amount of $6,850.00; 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 $462.25 be refunded to Richter Street Property LLC, 1 Madison Ave, Morristown, NJ 07960.

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Darren Carney, Planning & Zoning Administrator

11. Refund Escrow Funds for Block 44, Lot 3 to RTSP—$246.25

R-384-14

WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Department received escrow funds for Block 44, Lot 3 from RTSP, 961 Route 10, Unit 2F, Randolph, NJ 07869, and in the amount of $500.00; 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 $246.25 be refunded to RTSP, 961 Route 10, Unit 2F, Randolph, NJ 07869.

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Darren Carney, Planning & Zoning Administrator

12. Refund Escrow Funds for Block 44, Lot 3.51 to RIC Associates LLC—$500.00

R-385-14

WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Department received escrow funds for Block 44, Lot 3.51 from RIC Associates LLC, 25 S. Livingston Ave. Suite G, Livingston, NJ 07039, and in the amount of $500.00; 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 $500.00 be refunded to RIC Associates LLC, 25 S. Livingston Ave. Suite G, Livingston, NJ 07039.

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Darren Carney, Planning & Zoning Administrator

13. Refund Escrow Funds for Block 44, Lot 3.51 to RIC Associates—$4,000.00

R-386-14

WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Department received escrow funds for Block 44, Lot 3.51 from R.I.C. Associates., 25 S. Livingston Ave. Suite G, Livingston, NJ 07039, and in the amount of $4,000.00; 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 $3,838.00 be refunded to R.I.C. Associates., 25 S. Livingston Ave. Suite G, Livingston, NJ 07039.

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Darren Carney, Planning & Zoning Administrator

14. Refund Escrow Funds for Block 119, Lot 114.01 to Randolph Chemical Engine Company #3—$268.00

R-387-14

WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Department received escrow funds for Block 119, Lot 114.01 from Randolph Chemical Engine Company # 3, 660 Millbrook Ave, Randolph, NJ 07869, and in the amount of $500.00; 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 $268.00 be refunded to Randolph Chemical Engine Company # 3, 660 Millbrook Ave, Randolph, NJ 07869.

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Darren Carney, Planning & Zoning Administrator

15. Refund Escrow Funds for Block 42, Lot 107-108 to Randolph Rescue Squad—$1,215.50

R-388-14

WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Department received escrow funds for Block 42, Lot 107-108 from Randolph Rescue Squad, 780 Route 10 West, Randolph, NJ 07869, and in the amount of $5,000.00; 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 $1,215.50 be refunded to Randolph Rescue Squad, 780 Route 10 West, Randolph, NJ 07869.

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Darren Carney, Planning & Zoning Administrator

16. Refund Escrow Funds for Block 197, Lot 1 to Randolph One Inc.—$3,324.86

R-389-14

WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Department received escrow funds for Block 197, Lot 1 from Randolph One Inc., PO Box 982, Scotch Plaines, NJ 07076, and in the amount of $10,078.86; 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 $3,324.86 be refunded to Randolph One Inc., PO Box 982, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076.

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Darren Carney, Planning & Zoning Administrator

17. Refund Escrow Funds for Block 119, Lot 46 to K. Hovnanian at Randolph LLC—$536.58

R-390-14

WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Department received escrow funds for Block 119, Lot 46 from K. Hovnanian at Randolph LLC, 110 West Front Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701, and in the amount of $2,000.00; 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 $536.58 plus accrued interest be refunded to K. Hovnanian at Randolph LLC, 110 West Front Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701.

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Darren Carney, Planning & Zoning Administrator

18. Refund Escrow Funds for Block 196, Lot 5 to PNC Bank National Assoc.—$662.75

R-391-14

WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Department received escrow funds for Block 196, Lot 5 from PNC Bank National Assoc., 249 Fifth Ave., One PNC Plaza, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, and in the amount of $2,000.00; 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 $662.75 be refunded to PNC Bank National Assoc., 249 Fifth Ave., One PNC Plaza, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

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Darren Carney, Planning & Zoning Administrator

19. Refund Escrow Funds for Block 119, Lot 14.01 to Deborah Perez—$753.50

R-392-14

WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Department received escrow funds for Block 119, Lot 14.01 from Deborah Perez, 652 Millbrook Ave, Randolph, NJ 07869, 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 $753.50 be refunded to Deborah Perez, 652 Millbrook Ave, Randolph, NJ 07869.

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Darren Carney, Planning & Zoning Administrator

20. Refund Escrow Funds for Block 131, Lot70 to George Panetta—$18.45

R-393-14

WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Department received escrow funds Block 131, Lot 70 from George Panetta, PO Box 83, Kenvil, NJ 07847, and in the amount of $4,565.50; 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 $18.45 be refunded to George Panetta, PO Box 83, Kenvil, NJ 07847.

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Darren Carney, Planning & Zoning Administrator

21. Refund Escrow Funds for Block 93, Lot 11 to Mountain Ridge Business Park—$913.00

R-394-14

WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Department received escrow funds Block 93, Lot 11 from Mountain Ridge Business Park LLC, 333 Rt 46 2nd Floor, Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046, and in the amount of $2,500.00; 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 $913.00 be refunded to Mountain Ridge Business Park LLC, 333 Rt 46 2nd Floor, Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046.

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Darren Carney, Planning & Zoning Administrator

22. Refund Escrow Funds for Block 42, Lot 114.01 to Morris Auto Enterprises, LLC—$730.00

R-395-14

WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Department received escrow funds for Block 42, Lot 114.01 from Morris Auto Enterprises LLC, 1244 Route 23 N, Wayne, NJ 07470, 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 $730.00 be refunded to Morris Auto Enterprises LLC, 1244 Route 23 N, Wayne, NJ 07470.

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Darren Carney, Planning & Zoning Administrator

23. Refund Escrow Funds for Block 93, Lot 15.02 to Kenneth D. Miller—$500.00

R-396-14

WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Department received escrow funds for Block 93, Lot 15.02 from Kenneth D. Miller, 16 Old Brookside Rd, Randolph, NJ 07869, and in the amount of $500.00; 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 $331.50 be refunded to Kenneth D. Miller, 16 Old Brookside Rd, Randolph, NJ 07869.

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Darren Carney, Planning & Zoning Administrator

24. Authorizing Appropriation Budget Transfers

R-397-14

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

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

APPROPRIATIONFROMTO
Recreation S&W$20,000 
Police S&W$20,000 
Social Security O&E$4,500 
Building and Grounds S&W $4,000
Fire Prevention S&W $7,500
DCRP O&E $500
Township Council S&W $5,500
Vehicle Maintenance S&W $13,000
Construction Code O&E $14,000
TOTAL$44,500$44,500

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

25. Refund Escrow for Block 47, Lot 28.32 to Lynx Asset Services, LLC—$768.00

R-398-14

WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Department received escrow funds for Block 47, Lot 28.32 from Lynx Asset Services LLC, 30 Freneau Ave, Matawan, NJ 07747, 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 $768.00 be refunded to Lynx Asset Services LLC, 30 Freneau Ave, Matawan, NJ 07747.

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Darren Carney, Planning & Zoning Administrator

26. Refund Escrow Funds for Block 44, Lot 31.08 to Charles Luckett—$681.00

R-399-14

WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Department received escrow funds for Block 44, Lot 31.08 from Charles Luckett, 15 Diane Ct, Randolph, NJ 07869, 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 $681.00 be refunded to Charles Luckett, 15 Diane Ct, Randolph, NJ 07869.

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Darren Carney, Planning & Zoning Administrator

27. Refund Escrow Funds for Block 18, Lot 10.02 to Line Drive Baseball Academy—$297.50

R-400-14

WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Department received escrow funds for Block 18, lot 10.02 from Line Drive Baseball Academy, 111 Canfield Ave, Randolph, NJ 07869, and in the amount of $500.00; 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 $297.50 be refunded to Line Drive Baseball Academy, 111 Canfield Ave, Randolph, NJ 07869.

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Darren Carney, Planning & Zoning Administrator

28. Refund Escrow Funds from Block 146, Lot 75 to North Creek Builders, LLC—$146.00

R-401-14

WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Department received escrow funds for Block 146, Lot 75 from North Creek Builders LLC, 9 Setting Sun Terrace, Hackettstown, NJ 017840, and in the amount of $2,000.00; 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 $146.00 be refunded to North Creek Builders LLC, 9 Setting Sun Terrace, Hackettstown, NJ 017840.

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Darren Carney, Planning & Zoning Administrator

29. Approve Meeting Dates for 2015

R-403-14

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 2015 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, Thursday, January 1, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.

Regular Sessions (7:00 pm)Combined Meeting (7:00 pm)Work Sessions (7:00 pm)
January 1 (1:00 p.m.)January 15No Meeting Scheduled
February 3 (Tues)February 19February 26
March 10 (Tues)March 19March 26
No Meeting ScheduledApril 16April 30
May 7May 21No Meeting Scheduled
June 4June 18No Meeting Scheduled
July - No Meeting ScheduledNo Meeting Scheduled July 30
August - No Meeting ScheduledNo Meeting ScheduledNo Meeting Scheduled
September 3September 17No Meeting Scheduled
October 1No Meeting ScheduledOctober 22
November 5November 19No Meeting Scheduled
December 3 (6:00 p.m.)No Meeting ScheduledNo Meeting Scheduled

BUDGET MEETINGS (Saturdays at 8:30 a.m.)
February 28
March 14
March 21

2016 REORGANIZATION MEETING: January 1, 2016, Friday, 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 2015 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.

30. Authorizing Award of a Portion of MCCPC Contract #3 Rock Salt and Calcium Chloride Liquid to Morton Salt

R-404-14

WHEREAS, the Township of Randolph (“Township”) on behalf of the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council (“MCCPC”) sought bids for a re-bid of Contract #3 (Rock Salt & Calcium Chloride Liquid), Categories VI and VII, for Morris County only; and

WHEREAS, bids had been advertised and received on November 26, 2014, on behalf of the MCCPC in accordance with Local Public Contracts Law; and

WHEREAS, one (1) bid was received; and

WHEREAS, Morton Salt in Chicago, Illinois, was the lowest responsive and responsible bidder for Categories VI and VII, Morris County only, of Contract #3 (Rock Salt & Calcium Chloride Liquid) for the items and prices shown on the attached Notification of Award; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Council, Township of Randolph, County of Morris, State of New Jersey, that the Township on behalf of the MCCPC hereby authorizes the award of Categories VI and VII, Morris County only, of Contract #3 (Rock Salt & Calcium Chloride Liquid) to Morton Salt as stated above for the term of October 15, 2014 - October 14, 2015.

31. Authorizing Rescission of a Portion of MCCPC Contract #11 Motor Oils and Miscellaneous Lubricants from Grade A Petroleum

R-405-14

WHEREAS, the Township of Randolph (“Township”) on behalf of the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council (“MCCPC”) sought bids for Contract #11 (Motor Oils and Miscellaneous Lubricants); and

WHEREAS, bids had been advertised and received on October 9, 2014, on behalf of the MCCPC in accordance with Local Public Contracts Law; and

WHEREAS, Contract #11 (Motor Oils and Miscellaneous Lubricants) was awarded by the Township to various vendors on November 6, 2014; and

WHEREAS, Grade A Petroleum in Valley Stream, New York, the bidder awarded Category M, subsequently contacted the MCCPC stating that the brand bid was not in compliance with the bid specifications; and

WHEREAS, there were no other bidders for Category M; and

WHEREAS, it is recommended that Grade A Petroleum be found in default of the contract for Category M and the award of Category M in Contract #11 (Motor Oils and Miscellaneous Lubricants) be rescinded from Grade A Petroleum.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Council, Township of Randolph, County of Morris, State of New Jersey, that the Township on behalf of the MCCPC hereby finds Grade A Petroleum in default of the contract for Category M and authorizes the rescission of the award of Category M of Contract #11 (Motor Oils and Miscellaneous Lubricants) from Grade A Petroleum as stated above.

32. Authorizing Rescission and Re-Award of a Portion of MCCPC Contract #15-C Utility Vehicles, 2015 Models

R-406-14

WHEREAS, the Township of Randolph (“Township”) on behalf of the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council (“MCCPC”) sought bids for Contract #15-C (Utility Vehicles, 2015 Models); and

WHEREAS, bids had been advertised and received on September 9, 2014, on behalf of the MCCPC in accordance with Local Public Contracts Law; and

WHEREAS, Contract #15-C (Utility Vehicles, 2015 Models) was awarded by the Township to various vendors on October 2, 2014; and

WHEREAS, Route 23 Automall in Butler, New Jersey, the bidder awarded Items #13 and #14, subsequently contacted the MCCPC stating that the items were bid erroneously and are not in compliance with the bid specifications and it has been determined that these items will not be re-awarded; and

WHEREAS, Route 46 Chevrolet in Budd Lake, New Jersey, the bidder awarded Items #16, #17, #18, and #26, subsequently contacted the MCCPC stating that the items were bid erroneously and that they could not provide the vehicles for the prices stated on their bid proposal; and

WHEREAS, Route 23 Automall in Butler, New Jersey, the second low bidder for Items #16, #17, #18, and #26, was contacted and stated they would honor the pricing submitted for each of those vehicles on their bid proposal for the term of the contract; and

WHEREAS, it is recommended that Route 23 Automall be found in default of the contract for Items #13 and #14 and the award of Items #13 and #14 in Contract #15-C (Utility Vehicles, 2015 Models) be rescinded from Route 23 Automall; and

WHEREAS, it is recommended that Route 46 Chevrolet be found in default of the contract for Items #16, #17, #18, and #26 and the award of Items #16, #17, #18, and #26 in Contract #15-C (Utility Vehicles, 2015 Models) be rescinded from Route 46 Chevrolet and re-awarded to Route 23 Automall.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Council, Township of Randolph, County of Morris, State of New Jersey, that the Township on behalf of the MCCPC hereby finds Route 23 Automall in default of Contract #15-C (Utility Vehicles, 2015 Models) for Items #13 and #14 and authorizes the rescission of the award of Items #13 and #14 from Route 23 Automall as stated above.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Township Council finds Route 46 Chevrolet in default of Contract #15-C (Utility Vehicles, 2015 Models) for Items #16, #17, #18, and #26 and authorizes the rescission of the award of Items #16, #17, #18, and #26 from Route 46 Chevrolet as stated above.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Township Council authorizes the award of Items #16, #17, #18, and #26 in Contract #15-C (Utility Vehicles, 2015 Models) to Route 23 Automall for the term of November 1, 2015 - October 31, 2015.

33. Authorizing Rescission and Re-Award of a Portion of Contract #20-A Sporting Goods

R-407-14

WHEREAS, the Township of Randolph (“Township”) on behalf of the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council (“MCCPC”) sought bids for Contract #20-A (Sporting Goods); and

WHEREAS, bids had been advertised and received on October 9, 2014, on behalf of the MCCPC in accordance with Local Public Contracts Law; and

WHEREAS, Contract #20-A (Sporting Goods) was awarded by the Township to various vendors on November 25, 2014; and

WHEREAS, Metuchen Center in Sayreville, New Jersey, the bidder awarded Items #8, #8a, #9, and #9a, subsequently contacted the MCCPC stating that the items were bid erroneously and that they could not provide the items for the prices stated on their bid proposal; and

WHEREAS, LeeZar in Caldwell, New Jersey, the second low bidder for Items #8 and #8a, was contacted and stated they would honor the pricing submitted for each of those items on their bid proposal for the term of the contract; and

WHEREAS, R&R Sporting Goods in North Arlington, New Jersey, the second low bidder for Items #9 and #9a, was contacted and stated they would honor the pricing submitted for each of those items on their bid proposal for the term of the contract; and

WHEREAS, it is recommended that Metuchen Center be found in default of the contract for Items #8, #8a, #9, and #9a and the award of those items in Contract #20-A (Sporting Goods) be rescinded from Metuchen Center and re-awarded to LeeZar and R&R Sporting Goods as noted above.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Council, Township of Randolph, County of Morris, State of New Jersey, that the Township on behalf of the MCCPC hereby finds Metuchen Center in default of Contract #20-A (Sporting Goods) for Items #8, #8a, #9, and #9a and authorizes the rescission of the award of those items from Metuchen Center as stated above.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Township Council authorizes the award of Items #8 and #8a to LeeZar and Items #9, and #9a to R&R Sporting Goods as noted above for the term of January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015.

34. Authorizing Rescission and Re-Award of a Portion of MCCPC Contract #15A Police Pursuit Vehicles

R-408-14

WHEREAS, the Township of Randolph (“Township”) on behalf of the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council (“MCCPC”) sought bids for Contract #15-A (Police Pursuit Vehicles, 2015 Models); and

WHEREAS, bids had been advertised and received on September 9, 2014, on behalf of the MCCPC in accordance with Local Public Contracts Law; and

WHEREAS, Contract #15-A (Police Pursuit Vehicles, 2015 Models) was awarded by the Township to various vendors on October 2, 2014; and

WHEREAS, Route 46 Chevrolet in Budd Lake, New Jersey, the bidder awarded Items #8, #9, #10, and #11, subsequently contacted the MCCPC stating that the items were bid erroneously and that they could not provide the vehicles for the prices stated on their bid proposal; and

WHEREAS, Mall Chevrolet, the second low bidder for Items #8, #9, and #10, was non-responsive as they took exceptions to the bid specifications and must be rejected; and

WHEREAS, Day Chevrolet in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, the third low bidder for Items #8, #9, and #10 and the second low bidder for Item #11, was contacted and stated they would honor the pricing submitted for each of those vehicles on their bid proposal for the term of the contract; and

WHEREAS, it is recommended that Route 46 Chevrolet be found in default of Contract #15-A (Police Pursuit Vehicles, 2015 Models) for Items #8, #9, #10, and #11 and the award of Items #8, #9, #10, and #11 be rescinded from Route 46 Chevrolet and re-awarded to Day Chevrolet.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Council, Township of Randolph, County of Morris, State of New Jersey, that the Township on behalf of the MCCPC hereby finds Route 46 Chevrolet in default of Contract #15-A (Police Pursuit Vehicles, 2015 Models) for Items #8, #9, #10, and #11 and authorizes the rescission of the award of Items #8, #9, #10, and #11 from Route 46 Chevrolet as stated above.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Township Council authorizes the award of Items #8, #9, #10 and #11 in Contract #15-A (Police Pursuit Vehicles, 2015 Models) to Day Chevrolet for the term of November 1, 2015 - October 31, 2015.

35. Authorizing Rejection and Award of a Portion of MCCPC Contract #6 Road Resurfacing

R-409-14

WHEREAS, the Township of Randolph (“Township”) on behalf of the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council (“MCCPC”) sought bids for Contract #6 (Road Resurfacing); and

WHEREAS, bids had been advertised and received on October 9, 2014, on behalf of the MCCPC in accordance with Local Public Contracts Law; and

WHEREAS, the Council awarded Categories D, E, F, G and H of Contract #6 (Road Resurfacing) to various vendors on November 25, 2014, however Categories A, B, C and I were not awarded at that time due to a bidder challenge that was under review by legal counsel; and

WHEREAS, the bid specifications indicate that Categories A, B, C, and I of Contract #6 (Road Resurfacing) are to be awarded to a vendor as a whole and not as separate categories in order to allow for a more controlled coordination between the paving and milling portions of the contract; and

WHEREAS, the bid specifications also state that bidders must bid on all items within the category for which they are submitting a bid;

WHEREAS, Schifano Construction Corporation in Middlesex, New Jersey, submitted a “no bid” for Item 1 in Category I which, in the opinion of legal counsel, constitutes a material, non-waivable defect and therefore the bid by Schifano Construction Corporation must be rejected; and

WHEREAS, Tilcon New York in Wharton, New Jersey, is the lowest responsive and responsible bidder for Categories A, B, C and I for the items and prices shown on the attached Notification of Award for a one-year contract.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Council, Township of Randolph, County of Morris, State of New Jersey, that the Township on behalf of the MCCPC hereby authorizes the award of Categories A, B, C and I of Contract #6 (Road Resurfacing) be awarded to Tilcon New York for the term of January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015.

BE IT ALSO RESOLVED that the Township Council authorizes the rejection of the bid submitted by Schifano Construction Corporation as stated above.

36. Raffle License, 50/50 for Ironia Elementary School PTO at 303 Dover Chester Road on February 7, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

37. Raffle License, Tricky Tray for Ironia Elementary School PTO at 303 Dover Chester Road on February 7, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

E. UPCOMING EVENTS

  1. Historical Society Open House—Museum, December 6th 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  2. Tree Lighting at the Community Center on December 6th at 7:00 p.m.
  3. Council Only—Senior Holiday Dinner - Community Center, December 9th at 12 p.m.
  4. Annual Recreation Awards Program at the Community Center on Tuesday, December 9th at 6:30 p.m.
  5. Employee Appreciation Breakfast—Town Hall, Wednesday, December 10th at 9:00 a.m.
  6. Randolph Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours at Nicole’s Ten—December 12th from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  7. Reorganization Meeting—Town Hall, Thursday, January 1, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.

F. DISCUSSION ITEMS

1. Award of Contract—Parks Master Plan Consultant R-410-14

Manager Mountain explained that the steering committee has been diligently working over the past several months, which included an RFP, the submission of two proposals, and interviews with the two candidates. The steering committee unanimously agreed that Bradstetter Carroll, Inc. was the best match for the project. The initial proposal included a higher price; however it was negotiated down to $58,795.00 without significant changes to the proposal. The Manager reported that although the initial budget was $50,000.00, he spoke with Darren Maloney and there are funds available to supplement the cost that will not hurt the budget.

Deputy Mayor Veech asked Ed Buzak if any funding could come from the Open Space Fund. Attorney Buzak stated he was unsure, and explained that the Open Space Fund initially was limited to acquisitions and cost of acquisitions. He believed that it had been expanded to cover more, but wanted to investigate and get back to Manager Mountain.

There was some discussion on the Deputy Mayor’s suggestion. Attorney Buzak will research what can now be covered under the Open Space Fund; however, the funding for the difference in the cost of the Parks Master Plan will come from the Capital budget.

Deputy Mayor Veech made a motion to award the contract for the Parks Master Plan to Bradstetter Carroll, Inc in the amount of $58,795.00. Councilwoman Carey seconded the motion, and the following roll call vote was taken:

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

NAYS: None

R-410-14

WHEREAS, the Parks Master Plan Steering Committee comprised of members of the Council, Parks Advisory Committee, Recreation Advisory Committee, the Township Manager, and Parks and Recreation Director, set out to determine the best combination of price and technical ability to perform the scope of work outlined in the Request for Proposal;

WHEREAS, 2 proposals were received;

Bradstetter Carroll, Inc—Lexington, KY—$58,795.00
Suburban Consulting Engineers, Inc—Mt. Arlington, NJ—$32,215.00; and

WHEREAS, a comprehensive review of the proposals and the interview process illustrated that the two firms showed different levels of understanding regarding the scope of work to be performed;

WHEREAS, Brandstetter Carroll, Inc was identified by the PMPSC as presenting the best combination of price, experience, and technical capability to perform the project; and

WHEREAS, based upon their findings and a very positive reference check, the Parks Master Plan Steering Committee recommends the award of the contract to Brandstetter Carroll, Inc. as the most qualified firm; and

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 Brandstetter Carroll, Inc. of Lexington, Kentucky for $58,795.00 the Parks Master Plan.

2. Public Information Strategy—Single Stream Recycling

Manager Mountain and Health Officer Mark Caputo reviewed the memorandum regarding the long term and short term objectives for the single stream promotional information. Short term objectives included information on the township website, the quarterly newsletter, a message via Swift Reach, flyers in public buildings, supermarkets, the Randolph Y, and other locations, a press release to the Randolph Reporter and Daily Record, an insert in the tax bills, and possibly information distributed through the district school system. Long term objectives included educational programs in the schools in conjunction with Re-Community representatives, other school programs utilizing funding from the Clean Communities program, information at the Recycling Center kiosk, continuing information on the township website and the quarterly newsletters, and posters and information in the Health Department.

There was some discussion about educating the residents on specific requirements related to recycling as well as educating the commercial businesses in the township. Mark Caputo stated that both residential and commercial entities are required to report tonnages each year for the recycling tonnage grant. When the request for tonnage information goes out from the Health Department, the single stream information will go out to those entities. The commercial entities do not receive municipal services; they arrange that through their private, solid waste hauler.

There was discussion on the handling of loose, shredded paper as well as on the timing of the placement of comingled bins at the Recycling Center. There were some suggestions on how to further educate the residents on the recycling guidelines.

G. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Judith Stewart of 114 Everdale Road stated that she proofreads the newsletter and the forthcoming recycling information is very good. Mrs. Stewart also stated that the public is entitled to see the format used for evaluations of the Township Manager and Township Clerk. She asked if the evaluation was being completed during the Executive Session since she hadn’t yet seen the evaluation format. Mrs. Stewart requested that the format be published for the public so they can be aware of the criteria used to evaluate the Manager and the Clerk.

Jim McConnell of 45 Carrell Road asked if the single stream recycling will affect the Recycling Center. Manager Mountain responded that the Recycling Center will remain unchanged other than the addition of a single stream dumpster.

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

H. COUNCIL COMMENTS

Attorney Ed Buzak reported that he had just received an email from the Supreme Court regarding the pending motions as related to the Council on Affordable Housing; oral argument is scheduled for January 6, 2015. A brief discussion followed.

Mayor Loveys stated that it was his honor and pleasure to serve as Mayor. He thanked the Council for their support as well as Donna Luciani for all of her help. The Mayor again thanked Manager Mountain for his previous comments. Councilman Napoliello commended Mayor Loveys on his year as Mayor.

I. EXECUTIVE SESSION

WHEREAS, Section 8 of the Open Public Meetings Act, Chapter 231, P.L. 1975 (N.J.S.A. 10:4-12) permits the exclusion of the public from a meeting under certain circumstances; and

WHEREAS, this public body is of the opinion that such circumstances presently exist.

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

1. The public shall be excluded from the following portion of the meeting.

2. The general nature of the subject matter to be discussed is as follows:

Tax Appeal Resolution #402-14
Personnel—Municipal Clerk & Township Manager Evaluations

3. As nearly as now can be ascertained, the matter or matters to be discussed at this time will be disclosed to the public at such time and under such circumstances as are prescribed by law.

4. At the conclusion of the Executive Session, the Council may reconvene in public session for the purpose of taking formal action.

Councilman Forstenhausler made a motion to move into Executive Session at 8:25 p.m. Councilman Guadagno seconded the motion, and the following roll call vote was taken:

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

NAYS: None

Councilman Guadagno made a motion to return to Open Session at 9:08 p.m. Deputy Mayor Veech seconded the motion, and the following roll call vote was taken:

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

NAYS: None

RE-OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

The meeting was re-opened to the public at 9:08 p.m.

Councilman Guadagno made a motion to approve Resolution R-402-14. Councilwoman Carey seconded the motion, and the following roll call vote was taken:

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

NAYS: None

Tax Appeal—Resolution Authorizing the Settlement of Certain Commercial Tax Appeals

R-402-14

WHEREAS, appeals of the real property tax assessments of the following properties have been filed in the Tax Court of New Jersey:

PROPERTY OWNERBLOCKLOTADDRESS
Bruce Seidner8658.01104 Carrell Road

; and

WHEREAS, the property owner and the Township have agreed to a settlement for the pending appeal; and

WHEREAS, the property owner and the Township of Randolph have further agreed that the refund resulting from the settlement shall be made within sixty (60) days of the date of entry of Judgment by the Tax Court of New Jersey; and

WHEREAS, the property owner has agreed to waive pre-judgment interest due on any refunds payable as a result of the proposed settlement provided that the refund is made within sixty (60) days of the date of entry of Judgment by the Tax Court; and

WHEREAS, the settlement of this matter, as set forth herein, is in the best interest of the Township of Randolph and is recommended by the Township Tax Assessor and should, therefore, be settled pursuant to the terms set forth herein.

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

1. The settlement of the following tax appeals filed at the Tax Court of New Jersey is hereby authorized as follows:

PROPERTY OWNERYEARORIGINAL ASSESSMENTPROPOSED SETTLEMENT
Bruce Seidner 2010 - 2011$890,700$890,700
Bruce Seidner2012$890,700$750,000
Bruce Seidner2013$890,700$750,000
Bruce Seidner2014$890,700$725,000

2. Upon receipt of the Tax Court Judgment, the Township Tax Collector is hereby authorized to refund the amount due and to be paid within sixty days of the issuance of the Judgment by the Tax Court of New Jersey.

3. This resolution shall take effect immediately or as otherwise provided by law.

J. ADJOURNMENT

Deputy Mayor Veech made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:09 p.m. Councilman Guadagno seconded the motion, and the following roll call vote was taken:

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

NAYS: None

K. HOLIDAY GATHERING—7 p.m.

  1. Reception
  2. Business Awards
  3. Volunteer Recognitions