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Minutes: December 7, 2006

A regular meeting of the Randolph Township Council was called to order at 8:00 p.m. by Mayor Algeier. 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 Morris County Daily Record and the Randolph Reporter on January 6, 2006, by faxing them the annual resolution adopted by the Council on January 5, 2006. The annual resolution, which included this meeting date, was advertised in the Morris County Daily Record, the official newspaper of the Township of Randolph, on January 9, 2006, and in the Randolph Reporter on February 2, 2006.

PRESENT:
Councilman Huston
Councilman Manning
Councilwoman Mitsch
Councilman Napoliello
Councilwoman Price
Deputy Mayor Obremski
Mayor Algeier

Also Present: Township Attorney John Lovell and Township Attorney Edward Buzak

Mayor Algeier led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Manager Lovell thanked Mayor Algeier for his service to the town and presented him with a plaque and gavel.

Manager Lovell recognized Councilman Manning, who is retiring at the end of the year, and presented him with a clock as a memento of Randolph’s thanks and appreciation.

Councilman Manning thanked the residents of Randolph for allowing him to serve for 12 years.

PRESENTATION—PROCLAMATION TO HEBREW ACADEMY—BLUE RIBBON AWARD

Mayor Algeier introduced the Director of Development at the Morris County Hebrew Academy in Randolph, the recipient of the Blue Ribbon Award for Excellence in Education. He read the following proclamation in honor of their achievements:

WHEREAS, the Hebrew Academy of Morris County, established in Randolph Township in 1967, is a co-educational Jewish day school, dedicated to teaching English, math, social studies, science, and the arts, as well as traditional Judaic studies and ethics, for children in pre-school through the eighth grade; and

WHEREAS, the Hebrew Academy of Morris County has won the 2006 No Child Left Behind—Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Award, which is presented by the U.S. Department of Education; and

WHEREAS, only those select schools who are proven to have achieved extraordinarily high academic excellence and who are dedicated to ensure that every child learns to the child’s capabilities, can receive this prestigious award; and

WHEREAS, the Hebrew Academy of Morris County is one of only four schools in the State of New Jersey to have won the award in 2006; and

WHEREAS, the Academy, a school that chose to establish itself in Randolph, is one of only twelve Jewish Day Schools in the entire country to ever have achieved the Blue Ribbon Award; and

WHEREAS, Randolph Township takes great pride in being the home of this fine school which serves children of Randolph and surrounding communities with excellence in education, while also instilling pride in their heritage and pride in their country.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Gary C. Algeier, Mayor of Randolph, Morris County, New Jersey, on behalf of the Randolph Council and our residents, do hereby recognize this enormous achievement and proclaim December 19, 2006, as “Hebrew Academy of Morris County Blue Ribbon Award Day” in our community.

SWEARING IN CEREMONY

(1) Patrol Officer Joseph Serrecchia
Manager Lovell provided a summary of Mr. Serrecchia’s background, after which the Township Clerk administered the Oath of Office.

(2) Patrol Officer Brian McGaughran
Manager Lovell provided a summary of Mr. McGaughran’s background, after which the Township Clerk administered the Oath of Office.

Chief Kazaba noted for the record that the Traffic Safety Bureau recently attended a traffic engineering and safety form and was presented with an award for their education efforts.

RUSHDAB JOSHI AND CHARLIE WHITEHEAD PRESENTATION

Charlie Whitehead, a member of the American Legion Post in Dover, stated that Rushdab Joshi, a student from Randolph High School, had been selected to participate in a program the American Legion sponsors called Boys State. Mr. Joshi, along with one other boy from New Jersey, will attend government education classes in Washington, D.C.

Mayor Algeier announced that the standard recording equipment for the room was not functioning this evening and the recording device from the other room was brought in to record the meeting.

COUNCIL AND MANAGER REPORTS

Councilwoman Price thanked Fran DeLucia, who will be retiring from the Landmarks Commiteee, for her years of service to the committee. The Landmarks Committee is still looking for a student member. Councilwoman Price noted the Economic Development Committee will be holding a planning session for economic development at their first meeting in January, and also an associate from Clough Harbour will offer a presentation relating to the Master Plan and business planning at their December meeting.

Councilman Napoliello attended a meeting with COAH to discuss affordable housing obligations in Randolph. Although Randolph currently has more housing than is required, the number differed from COAH’s number, so there is a discrepancy. More meetings with COAH will follow.

Councilwoman Mitsch offered her thanks to Councilman Huston, Councilman Manning, and Mayor Algeier for their commitment and dedication to Randolph.

Mayor Algeier attended a meeting with Morris County where the topic of shared services was discussed. He summarized the various areas for shared services being investigated, and noted that the towns in attendance are enthusiastic about the possibilities. The Mayor publicly thanked his wife, Kathy, for her support during his year as Mayor.

Manager Lovell stated that the Board of Adjustment approved the building that will house the new Mt. Freedom Post Office on Sussex Turnpike, with the final resolution being read into the record and voted on in December.

OPEN TO PUBLIC

Judith Stewart, 114 Everdale Road, and Joanne Veech, 12 Tammy Hill Trail, asked if the meeting will open to the public following the report from the pool committee expert.

Mayor Algeier stated that there will be an opportunity for public input and questions, however it may not follow regular practices.

Ben Shield, 5 Joann Court, asked why the pool issue keeps coming up in Randolph and suggested undertaking more productive work.

Hearing no further comments, the public portion of the meeting was closed.

PRESENTATION BY THE POOL COMMITTEE

John Van Brunt introduced the Pool Committee members in attendance, as well as the pool consultant from Water Technology, Inc.

Linda Johnson, the chairperson for the Pool Committee, provided a summary of the inception of the Pool Committee and the process undertaken to complete the study being presented.

Judith Lublein, a certified park and recreation professional from Water Technology, Inc., offered her background as an expert in developing municipal self-sustaining pools. She noted that the Pool Committee in Randolph has put together the most comprehensive program of research and community output of any community she has previously worked in. Ms. Lublein explained many issues regarding the pool, including:

  • The design of a pool adequate for Randolph’s population
  • Zero depth feature
  • Tot pool
  • Water play features
  • Heated water for early and late season comfort
  • Poolside furnishings
  • Poolside landscaping and hardscape
  • Concession stand
  • Changing rooms/showers/restroom facilities
  • Parking
  • The proposed price tag of $5,165,000.00 for the facility
  • Water slide feature
  • Budget issues and considerations

She noted that deep water diving and a lazy river feature are not included in the design because of their added expense.

Ms. Johnson stated that three surveys were conducted during May and gave a summary of the outcome of those surveys. The main conclusion the committee reached was that people like the proposed facility but thought the initial membership cost was too high. The committee then spent time working on ways to lower membership costs, and were able to reduce them to a more comfortable level.

Mr. Van Brunt gave examples of how the pool would seek to generate revenue in the form of varied memberships, possible initiation fees, guest fees, swim lessons and programs, concession stand revenue, advertising, donations, and locker rentals. He also summarized the debt service and bonding alternatives for funding the facility, as well as touching on all of the anticipated costs associated with the building and operating the facility over an extended period of time.

Ms. Johnson noted that the Pool Committee’s report consists of two packets. One is the summary written by the Pool Committee which includes their recommendations. The other packet is a report from Water Technology, Inc., which includes all of the specific details presented by Ms. Lublein and an appendix with all of the supporting documents, spreadsheets, site reviews, etc. It is the Pool Committee’s belief that a suitable site exists in Randolph for a pool that will be self-sustaining and self-liquidating, and Ms. Johnson outlined the Pool Committee’s recommendations.

Mayor Algeier thanked the Pool Committee for their hard work and for submitting a detailed and thorough presentation.

The Council asked several questions, including:

  • Does the design plan include an area for a future diving tank (it can be added as an alternate design)
  • With projected membership levels, can a pool be built and operated within budget (yes)
  • Has the site for the pool been moved from the original plan (no)
  • The land that had been reserved for a proposed new library would be available for future use (yes)
  • Will the Dog Park be moved (yes, possibly to Brundage Preserve)
  • How many surrounding pools are self-sustaining (exact number not available but most are still self-sustaining)
  • The status of the pool at Picatinny Arsenal (has inherent problems they are dealing with)
  • Do the numbers reflect fully loaded costs, benefits, overhead, etc. (yes)
  • Do numbers include administrative costs from Town Hall (no, but they would be negligible)
  • Confidence in membership projections (very confident)
  • Do demographics include Shongum Lake residents (no relevance to private swimming pools or alternates like a lake to a community pool and lake memberships are generally diminishing)
  • Will the report be available to the public (yes, two at the library, one at the Clerk’s Office, and a summary on the web site)
  • Are there any statistics for community pools passed by referendum (no)
  • Have funding options been investigated (to be determined by Finance Director)
  • How many Randolph families belong to other pools (over 700 family memberships at other pools)
  • How many past referendums have there been for a pool (two, the first one linked with Recreation Center passed, the second asking for tax dollars failed)
  • How is heated pool fueled (energy efficient gas fired boilers)
  • Has cost for utilities been included in report’s numbers (yes)
  • What does a pool utility mean (state grants your business plan and town applies for utility, which has already been done in past pool process, it allows you to keep those funds separate from general budget)
  • Of 321 survey responses, how many were family memberships (majority were family memberships)
  • Were there three referendums for a pool in town (only two)
  • Were both referendums defeated (first one passed, second failed)

Mayor Algeier stated that he would like to further study the numbers before he formulates an opinion about the pool.

Councilman Huston believes that Randolph would benefit from a pool but strongly urged the Council to put it to the public in the form of a referendum.

Councilman Manning stated that he is skeptical and would not have use for a community pool.

Councilwoman Mitsch commented that there is a lot of information to analyze and digest.

Councilwoman Price thanked the Pool Committee for the thorough job and hard work that went into the report.

Councilman Napoliello thanked the Pool Committee for their hard work and for the superlative job they have done.

Councilman Huston provided a history on the past two referendums and the reason the second referendum, the one that failed, had to be written asking if people would support a pool if tax dollars were needed to help fund one.

Mayor Algeier noted that it is time for the Council and the community to take time to read the reports from the Pool Committee before any decisions are made or action taken. John Van Brunt has agreed to hold an informal meeting on Saturday, January 6, 2007, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Recreation Center where he and other members of the pool committee will be on hand to answer questions and field comments from residents.

Mayor Algeier asked the Manager if the agenda item pertaining to billboards along Route 10 could be held over until January.

The Manager reported that the bids for the billboards were received. One option for $15,000 a year with a four percent throwback or 25 percent of revenue over a ten year period was of interest. Twice a year, the billboards will be open for Randolph to use for a month at a time for community use.

ORDINANCES

A. Second Reading and Public Hearing

(1) Ordinance #26-06—Amending Fee Schedule to Increase License Fees for Legalized Games of Chance

BE IT RESOLVED that an Ordinance entitled “AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING APPENDIX A—FEE SCHEDULE OF THE REVISED ORDINANCES OF THE TOWNSHIP OF RANDOLPH, MORRIS COUNTY, NEW JERSEY, TO INCREASE THE LICENSE FEES FOR LEGALIZED GAMES OF CHANCE” be read by title on second reading and a hearing held thereon.

The meeting was opened to the public for comment. Hearing no comments, the public portion was closed.

BE IT RESOLVED that an Ordinance entitled “AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING APPENDIX A—FEE SCHEDULE OF THE REVISED ORDINANCES OF THE TOWNSHIP OF RANDOLPH, MORRIS COUNTY, NEW JERSEY, TO INCREASE THE LICENSE FEES FOR LEGALIZED GAMES OF CHANCE” 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 Obremski made a motion to adopt the ordinance. Councilwoman Price seconded the motion, and the following roll call vote was taken:

AYES:
Councilman Huston
Councilman Manning
Councilwoman Mitsch
Councilman Napoliello
Councilwoman Price
Deputy Mayor Obremski

NAYS: Mayor Algeier

Mayor Algeier stated that he voted against the ordinance because he doesn’t think we should be charging charitable organizations more money when the money could be used to benefit others.

COMBINED ACTION RESOLUTIONS

Councilman Manning made a motion to approve the combined action items. Deputy Mayor Obremski seconded the motion, and the following roll call vote was taken:

AYES:
Councilman Huston
Councilman Manning
Councilwoman Mitsch
Councilman Napoliello
Councilwoman Price
Deputy Mayor Obremski
Mayor Algeier

NAYS: None

A. Refunds/Adjustments Resolutions

(1) Refund Road Opening Cash Bond for Block 129, Lot 2, to Robert Ricciotti—$300.00

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WHEREAS, on October 13, 2006, Engineering received and deposited with the Finance Department a check in the amount of $300.00 covering a road opening cash bond for the purpose of installing drainage for 258 Chrystal Street, Block 129, Lot 2; and

WHEREAS, the road opening has been repaired, inspected, and found to be acceptable.

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 Carl J. Bressan, Township Engineer, that the cash bond in the amount of $300.00 be refunded to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ricciotti of 258 Chrystal Street, Randolph, NJ 07869.

(2) Refund Road Opening Cash Bond for Block 92, Lot 61, to Kim Robson—$300.00

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WHEREAS, on October 13, 2006, Engineering received and deposited with the Finance Department a check in the amount of $300.00 covering a road opening cash bond for the purpose of installing drainage for 19 Radtke Road, Block 92, Lot 61; and

WHEREAS, the road opening has been repaired, inspected, and found to be acceptable.

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 Carl J. Bressan, Township Engineer, that the cash bond in the amount of $300.00 be refunded to Kim Robson of 19 Radtke Road, Randolph, NJ 07869.

(3) Release Escrow Funds for Block 99, Lot 5, to Sal Campo of SJC Builders—$748.00

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WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Department received escrow funds from SJC Builders for Block 99, Lot 5; 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, that the escrow funds in the amount of $748.00 be refunded to Mr. Sal Campo, SJC Builders, 1360 Sussex Turnpike, Suite 2B, Randolph, NJ 07869.

(4) Release Escrow Funds for Block 92, Lot 7, to Sal Campo of SJC Builders—$742.36

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WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Department received escrow funds from Heritage Market Place for Block 92, Lot 7; 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, that the escrow funds in the amount of $742.36 plus interest be refunded to Mr. Sal Campo, SJC Builders, 1360 Sussex Turnpike, Suite 2B, Randolph, NJ 07869.

(5) Release Escrow Funds for Block 117, Lot 1, to Luigi Catizone—$1,000.00

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WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Department received escrow funds from Luigi Catizone for Block 117, Lot 1; 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, that the escrow funds in the amount of $1,000.00 be refunded to Cirino Catizone, C&C Landscape, 71 Schoolhouse Road, Randolph, NJ 07869.

(6) Release Escrow Funds for Block 45, Lot 25, to New Cingular Wireless PCS—$7,382.50

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WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Department receives escrow funds from New Cingular Wireless for Block 45, Lot 25; 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, that the escrow funds in the amount of $7,382.50 plus interest be refunded to New Cingular Wireless PCS, c/o Judith Babinski, Esq., Pitney Hardin, PO Box 1945, Morristown, NJ 07962-1945.

(7) Release Escrow Funds for Block 195, Lot 20, to 2005 Dover Associates—$1,797.50

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WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Department received escrow funds from 2005 Dover Associates, LLC, for Block 195, Lot 20; and

WHEREAS, the project has been completed and closed out.

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, that the escrow funds in the amount of $1,797.50 be refunded to 2005 Dover Associates, LLC, 10 Peapack Road, PO Box 955, Far Hills, NJ 07931.

(8) Release Escrow Funds for Block 137, Lot 29, to Randolph Oil Holdings—$6.75

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WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Department received escrow funds from Randolph Oil Holdings in the amount of $7,500.00 for Block 137, Lot 29; 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, that the escrow funds in the amount of $631.75 plus interest be refunded to Randolph Oil Holdings, LLC, 40 Woodbridge Avenue, Suite 203, Sewaren, NJ 07077.

(9) Refund Overpayment of Taxes by Duplicate Payment for Block 225, Lot 9, to Eric and Lauren Bachnheimer—$161.86

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WHEREAS, Hudson City Savings Bank has overpaid 2006 taxes by duplicate payment in the amount of $161.86 on Block 225, Lot 9, known as 67 Musiker Avenue, assessed to Lauren and Eric Bachnheimer; 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 $161.86 to Hudson City Savings Bank.

(10) Refund Overpayment of Taxes Due to Reduction of Assessed Valuation for 2006 for Block 42, Lot 118—DeMarco/High Grade Beverage—$9,358.81

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WHEREAS, DeMarco/High Grade Beverage has been granted a reduction in assessed valuation for the tax year 2006 by the Tax Court of New Jersey on Block 42, Lot 118, known as 86 Canfield Avenue; and

WHEREAS, an overpayment exists as a result of the reduction for the year 2006 in the amount of $9,358.81; 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 $9,358.81 to DeMarco/High Grade Beverage.

(11) Release Police Detail Escrow Funds to Various Locations—$3,480.00

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WHEREAS, the Finance Department received escrow funds for Police Detail; and

WHEREAS, the detail work has been completed.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Randolph, Morris County, New Jersey, that it is recommended by the Finance Department that the escrow funds for the following amounts be refunded:

7-Eleven$284.00
B.A.S.F.$568.00
Groundwater & Environmental Services$142.00
SA & Sons Construction$72.00
Randolph Soccer Club, Inc.$2,343.00
Amanda Cristello$71.00

(12) Refund Overpayment of 2006 Taxes by Reason of Duplicate Tax Payment or Veteran Deduction to Various Residents

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WHEREAS, the following listed property owners have overpaid their 2006 taxes by reason of duplicate tax payment or Veteran 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
636.02Sonzogni, M/L
95 Park Avenue
$29.89Dup pymt
187Asghar, Gulfraz
149 Canfield Avenue
$1,149.98Dup pymt
21.06144Milak, C/G
13 Chelsea Drive
$330.18Dup pymt
3320Michaels, T/S
40 Lake Drive
$1,395.19Dup pymt
3839McKeown, M/J
6 Cromwell Drive
$60.14Dup pymt
38.0130Adcock, D/L
13 Cromwell Drive
$20.45Dup pymt
404.13Liu/O’Neil, J/S
15 Shadowbrook Way
$10.30Dup pymt
404.33Madia, G/S
2 Shadowbrook Way
$250.00Veteran
423.09Sharp/Rogers, R/J
39 Bedminster Road
$2,347.02Dup pymt
4263.49Altman, J/D
10 Farragut Road
$215.08Dup pymt
4292Coppola, M/M
49 Sunrise Terrace
$90.56Dup pymt
42122.56Kanugula, V.
56 Arrowgate Drive
$1,896.34Dup pymt
42122.72Oates, J/R
72 Arrowgate Drive
$1,842.89Dup pymt
42122.118Gadiraju, S/M
118 Arrowgate Drive
$1,896.34Dup pymt
42.0315De Jesus, R/S
5 Prince Henry Drive
$35.36Dup pymt
4626Dunn, J/J
14 Chambers Place
$2,996.66Dup pymt
46.011Levitt, E/E
6 Judy Resnik Drive
$557.51Dup pymt
477.23Karnessis, C/A
43 Quail Run
$4,175.55Dup pymt
4712.09Gordon/Vasquez, S/K
19 Lake Cherokee Drive
$662.22Dup pymt
47.0127.01Levy, D/J
1 Nina Place
$44.08Dup pymt
47.021.03Glass, W/C
6 Quail Run
$4,795.05Dup pymt
487Shaw, A
301 Dover-Chester Road
$250.00Veteran
494Calais Road Farms
76 Calais Road
$5,027.61Dup pymt
5011Limone, D/J
1 Farmstead Court East
$2,975.19Dup pymt
519.10Pucillo, L/K
16 Canterbury Court
$5,116.64Dup pymt
5110.04Rogers, D/M
18 Ursula Court
$329.70Dup pymt
5617O’Donnell, L/J
426 Quaker Church Road
$36.74Dup pymt
7219Unruch, N/I
235 Reservoir Avenue
$1,812.39Dup pymt
7721Gangemi, N/D
41 Windsor Avenue
$12.76Dup pymt
8112Miller, R/B
24 Zeliff Place
$164.14Dup pymt
8166.02Stevens, K/M
119 Dover Chester Road
$15.04Dup pymt
8264Falzon, J/C
41 Longview Avenue
$1,754.52Dup pymt
8638Carlson, P
10 Elm Place
$16.56Dup pymt
8652Hanrahan, D/A
50 Carrell Road
$1,506.40Dup pymt
937.01Schwartz/Hunter, R/M
4 Cornell Drive
$656.56Dup pymt
9322.01Carco Dvp Corp
52 Old Brookside Road
$74.85Dup pymt
9338.11Lambert, R/R
35 Heritage Court
$77.83Dup pymt
93.011Zitomer, M/P
4 Heritage Court
$49.14Dup pymt
93.023Varma, R/Y
7 Dolly Bridge Road
$679.20Dup pymt
93.027McMahon, B/A
11 Julianne Way
$423.09Dup pymt
1013SJC Builders, LLC
1208 Sussex Turnpike
$2,513.81Dup pymt
1013.02SJC Builders, Inc.
7 Jason Lane
$1,584.41Dup pymt
10328.04Grogan, R/J
8 Barbara Drive
$3,595.92Dup pymt
10328.32Pham, J/G
11 Beth Court
$67.93Dup pymt
103.0322Farris, J/P
48 Barbara Drive
$338.19Dup pymt
1082Felberbaum, D/N
109 Quaker Avenue
$28.76Dup pymt
10914Czapka, A/L
29 Charles Street
$1,324.16Dup pymt
11040Varcardiponi, K
65 Center Grove Road
$93.39Dup pymt
11122.02Randolph Perio Assets, LLC
390 Route 10
$42.86Dup pymt
11217.10Gaeta, D/J
6 Blue Bird Court
$1,361.23Dup pymt
1155Asbaty, L/A
3 Huntington Drive
$300.00Dup pymt
11915Katchen, R
76 Everdale Road
$469.07Veteran
11991.07Albano, N
7 Buckingham Court
$93.39Dup pymt
119109.22Barnes, J
22 Spruce Tree Lane
$385.34Dup pymt
119110.62Rubio, P
125 Woodmont Drive
$1,985.44Dup pymt
119.0110Abate, V/R
19 Bragman Road
$167.95Dup pymt
12032Chacko, O/M
1 Memory Lane
$178.29Dup pymt
1221Feldmar, M
2 Phyllis Place
$12.60Dup pymt
13157Cecconi, L/P
28 Quaker Avenue
$134.17Dup pymt
13170.05Jarosz, P/J
4 Penn Rise Court
$1,214.07Dup pymt
1424Jorge, C
131 High Street
$1,048.43Dup pymt
1511Hsu, Y/Y
2 Winding Way
$2,406.44Dup pymt
153.0110Petraitis, J/D
3 Glen Road
$250.00Veteran
15439Hindenlang, D/M
69 Meadow Brook Road
$30.00Dup pymt
1614Punto, L/M
5 Springhill Road
$639.58Dup pymt
1707Visconti, K/R
26 Willow Drive
$342.43Dup pymt
17645Kuras Properties, LLC
17 Mt. Pleasant Road
$215.97Dup pymt
18211Enriquez, T/G
11 Franklin Road
$171.76Dup pymt
1991.16Miller, A/B
22 Rustic Ridge Road
$283.00Dup pymt
19917Campos, J/S
4 Appio Drive
$3,073.41Dup pymt
19946.04Coyne, T/P
8 Poplar Court
$4,629.84Veteran
19946.08Falk, A/G
3 Poplar Court
$823.82Dup pymt
199.0213Mullaney, W/T
14 Roc Etam Road
$20.00Dup pymt
20128.31Mariconda, M/C
10 Arnold Drive
$64.73Dup pymt
20168Guridy, A
39 Shongum Road
$13.80Dup pymt
201.014Mooney, R/P
11 Heather Lane
$4,198.10Dup pymt
2021Ross, D
32 Openaki Road
$48.04Dup pymt
20881Wolfenson, A/J
16 Fieldstone Court
$314.13Dup pymt
208.014Madjor/Vann, C/A
7 Trowbridge Drive
$2,968.51Dup pymt
2147Fitz/Feike, T/K
2 Stacey Court
$1,095.21Dup pymt
21520Herbert, M/P
162 West Hanover Avenue
$14.09Dup pymt
21565Nichols, J/A
28 Ash Lane
$3,204.98Dup pymt
21580Hagelin, C/C
3 North Star Road
$1,677.89Dup pymt
2176Preiss, R/A
14 Chestnut Hill Road
$2,320.12Dup pymt
2187Breen, T/N
2 Cottonwood Drive
$918.34Dup pymt
22160Eames, T/C
142 Shady Lane
$2,652.95Dup pymt
22217Kemp, D/M
5 Drake Court
$2,361.82Dup pymt

(13) Refund Escrow for Block 146, Lot 52, to Verge/Coloff—$770.50

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WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Department received escrow funds from Verge/Coloff for Block 146, Lot 52; 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, that the escrow funds in the amount of $770.50 be refunded to Douglas Verge, 15 Everdale Road, Randolph, NJ 07869.

(14) Refund Escrow Funds From Block 49, Lot 25, to John Sweeney—$770.25

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WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Department received escrow funds from John Sweeney for Block 49, Lot 25; 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, that the escrow funds in the amount of $770.25 be refunded to Sweeney Landscape Services, John Sweeney, 137 Combs Hollow Road, Randolph, NJ 07869.

(15) Refund Road Opening Cash Bond for Connecting to the Catch Basin at Block 3, Lot 199.03—$250.00

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WHEREAS, on June 13, 2005, Engineering received and deposited with the Finance Department a check in the amount of $250.00 covering a road opening cash bond for the purpose of connecting to the catch basin for 21 Small Brook Circle, Block 3, Lot 199.03; and

WHEREAS, the road opening has been repaired, inspected and found to be acceptable.

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 Carl J. Bressan, Township Engineer, that the cash bond in the amount of $250.00 be refunded to Dino Bozzi of 21 Small Brook Circle, Randolph, NJ 07869.

(16) Refund Water Usage and Hydrant Meter Deposit for Randolph High School at 511 Millbrook Avenue—$100.00

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WHEREAS, on October 17, 2006, Engineering received and deposited with the Finance Department a check in the amount of $400.00 covering water usage and included a hydrant meter deposit for Randolph High School at 511 Millbrook Avenue; and

WHEREAS, the meter has been returned in good condition.

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 Carl J. Bressan, Township Engineer, that the cash deposit in the amount of $100.00 be refunded to Schifano Construction of 1 Smalley Avenue, P.O. Box 288, Middlesex, NJ 08846.

B. 2006 Budget Transfer

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WHEREAS, there appears to be insufficient funds in the following accounts to meet the demand for the balance of the current year; viz:

Municipal Clerk, Salary and Wages; Tax Assessment, Other Expense; Economic Development, Other Expense; Board of Adjustment, Salary and Wages; Police, Other Expense; Fire, Other Expense; Building and Grounds, Other Expense; Parks, Salary and Wages; Electricity, Other Expense; Water and Sewer—Electricity.

WHEREAS, there appears to be a surplus in the following accounts over and above the demand to be necessary for the balance of the current year:

Finance, Salary and Wages; Planning, Salary and Wages; Police, Salary and Wages; Recreation, Salary and Wages; Social Security; Water and Sewer, Other Expense.

WHEREAS, in accordance with the provision of N.J.S.A. 40A:4-58, part of the surplus in the amount heretofore mentioned be and the same are hereby transferred to the accounts mentioned as being insufficient to meet the current demands.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Township Council, Township of Randolph, County of Morris, State of New Jersey, that the Chief Financial Officer be and is hereby authorized and directed to make the following transfers:

FromAmountToAmount
Finance, S&W$2,700Municipal Clerk, S&W$2,700
Planning, S&W$1,600Tax Assessment, OE$10,930
Police, S&W$52,230Econ. Dev., OE$1,700
Recreation, S&W$2,000Bd. of Adj., S&W$1,600
Social Security$8,900Police, OE$7,200
Water & Sewer, OE$20,000Fire, OE$4,000
  Buildings & Grounds, OE$17,300
  Parks, S&W$2,000
  Electricity, OE$20,000
  Water & Sewer, Elec.$20,000
TOTAL$87,430TOTAL$87,430

C. Cancellation of 2006 Budget Appropriation—Water and Sewer, Other Expenses (Painting of Water Tower)—$50,000.00

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WHEREAS, the following Current Fund 2006 Budget Appropriation balance remains unexpended:

Water and Sewer, Other Expense (Painting of Water Tower)—$50,000.00

WHEREAS, it is necessary to formally cancel said balance so that the unexpended balance can be credited to Surplus.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Council of the Township of Randolph, County of Morris, State of New Jersey, that the 2006 Budget Appropriation, Water and Sewer, Other Expense (Painting of Water Tower) in the amount of $50,000.00 be canceled to Surplus.

D. Health Education: Pandemic Flu Preparedness—Consultant Contract Between Randolph Township and Arlene Stoller

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WHEREAS, the Township of Randolph wishes to enter into a consultant contract with Arlene Stoller for her services for Health Education and Pandemic Flu Preparedness for the township.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Randolph that the Mayor is hereby authorized to sign the consultant contract with Arlene Stoller.

E. Authorizing an Award of 30 Contracts for MCCPC for Purchases and Services on As-Needed Basis in 2007

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WHEREAS, the Township of Randolph authorizes an award of thirty (30) contracts for the year 2007 on behalf of the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council (MCCPC); and

WHEREAS, bids have been advertised and received on October 24th and 26th, 2006, on behalf of the MCCPC in accordance with the “Local Public Contracts Law” for the contracts noted on the attached list; and

WHEREAS, the Township of Randolph has determined that the vendors on the attached recommendation sheets are the lowest responsible bidders meeting the specifications for each contract and should be awarded as noted.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Council, Township of Randolph, County of Morris, State of New Jersey, that a contract be awarded as indicated for each individual contract as noted.

F. Authorizing an Award for Preventive Maintenance/Repair of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Equipment—$55,325.00

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WHEREAS, the Township of Randolph wishes to award a contract for the Preventive Maintenance/Repair of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Equipment in the Municipal Building, Artworks Studio, Township Library and Senior Community Center; and

WHEREAS, bids have been advertised and received on November 21, 2006, in accordance with the “Local Public Contracts Law”; and

WHEREAS, Pow-R-Save, Inc., Bloomfield, New Jersey, submitted the low bid for a two-year contract period beginning January 1, 2007, to December 31, 2008, at a cost of $25,500.00 for year one and $29,825.00 for year two, for a total contract price of $55,325.00.

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 Pow-R-Save, Inc., Bloomfield, New Jersey, for the Preventive Maintenance/Repair of HVAC equipment in the Municipal Building, Artworks Studio, Township Library and Senior Community Center for a two-year contract period beginning January 1, 2007, to December 31, 2008, at a total contract price of $55,325.00.

G. Amending Professional Services Agreement with Robert Michaels & Associates in Order to Satisfy Request by COAH in Relation to Township’s Housing Plan—Not to Exceed $4,500.00

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WHEREAS, there exists a need to enter into a professional services agreement with Robert Michaels & Associates to provide professional planning services with regard to satisfying the requests from the Council on Affordable Housing (COAH) in relation to the Township’s Housing Plan; and

WHEREAS, the cost for such professional planning services is $120.00 per hour and will not exceed four thousand five hundred dollars ($4,500.00); and

WHEREAS, funds are available for this purpose; and

WHEREAS, the Local Public Contracts Law (NJSA 40A:11-5 et seq.) requires that the resolution authorizing the award for professional services without competitive bid and the contract itself must be available for public inspection.

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

1. The Township of Randolph hereby authorizes the execution of a Professional Services Agreement with Robert Michaels & Associates.

2. A notice of this resolution shall be printed once in the official newspaper of the Township of Randolph.

CERTIFICATION OF AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS

Dated: December 7, 2006

As required by N.J.S.A. 40A:4-57, N.J.A.C. 5:30-14.5, and any other applicable requirement, I, Michael J. Soccio, Director of Finance of the Township of Randolph, have ascertained that funds are available in the 2006 Budget, Planning, Other Expense, to award a contract to Robert Michaels Assoc. to provide planning services in relation to COAH in the amount not to exceed $4,500.00.

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Michael J. Soccio
Chief Financial Officer

OPEN TO PUBLIC

Sheila Battaglia, 13 Misty Mountain Road, stated that she would not be at the January 6 meeting regarding the pool, so she wanted to express her opinion now. The pool at Picatinny is filled to capacity and there is a waiting list for memberships. A pool in Randolph would be a feature that pulls the community together for recreation and socialization. The only issue regarding the pool is whether or not it could be self-sustaining. Putting the issue up for referendum would be a mistake because people who are uninformed about the numbers would vote no and the pool would not win.

Meryl Zweig, 12 Ridge Road, has attended several meetings and encouraged the Council to hear people when they wish to speak. She provided a history of the school referendums that passed and failed and the reason for that. She emphasized that the pool would need to have deep water activities to entice the middle school and high school aged children and urged the Pool Committee to cut back on other amenities to allow the budget to accommodate diving and deep water features.

Judith Stewart, 114 Everdale Road, stated that she will not offer her opinion on the pool until she is able to read through the reports, however she will not be able to attend the January 6 meeting because she will be out of the country, and she fears that she will never be able to express her concerns and questions to the Pool Committee or their consultant.

A resident a 5 Joanne Court urged the Council to place the pool issue on a referendum, stating the Council is responsible to the entire community and they need to be able to hear from all the people.

Hearing no further comments, the public portion was closed.

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:

a. Personnel

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 closed Executive Session, the Council may reconvene in public session for the purpose of taking formal action on matters discussed in closed session or on any other matter as permitted by law.

Councilman Napoliello made a motion to move into Executive Session. Deputy Mayor Obremski seconded the motion, and the following roll call vote was taken:

AYES:
Councilman Huston
Councilwoman Mitsch
Councilman Napoliello
Councilwoman Price
Deputy Mayor Obremski
Mayor Algeier

NAYS: Councilman Manning

RECONVENE

ADJOURNMENT

The Mayor adjourned the meeting at 11:30 p.m.

Donna Marie Luciani
Township Clerk