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Minutes: January 14, 2010

A regular meeting of the Randolph Township Council was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Mayor Alpert. 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 January 12, 2009, by emailing them the annual resolution adopted by the Council on January 1, 2009. The annual resolution, which included this meeting date, was advertised in the Randolph Reporter, the official newspaper of the Township of Randolph, and in the Morris County Daily Record on January 15, 2009.

PRESENT:
Councilman Algeier
Councilman Metz
Councilman Napoliello
Councilman Obremski
Councilwoman Price
Deputy Mayor Mitsch
Mayor Alpert

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

Mayor Metz led the Pledge of Allegiance.

TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE REPORT

James Maraska, Chairman of the State Route 10 and County Route 513 Sub-Committee, presented the following introduction:

“There are some very important aspects to this particular intersection that had to be considered during the development of our report.

No matter who you speak with, all will agree with at least one statement—this is a busy intersection. The most recent traffic study was completed by the Traffic Engineering firm of Joseph Staiger Engineering, LLC. The results of this study were presented to the Randolph Township Planning Board in February of 2007. Previous studies concluded that “traffic flow on Route 10 is highly directional with eastbound and westbound volumes of 1,654 and 443 vehicles per hour during the morning peak and 694 and 1,855 vehicles per hour in the afternoon.” Traffic on Route 513 was determined to be 771 (in both directions) during the a.m. peak and 963 during the p.m. peak hour.

There are many factors that contribute to this intersection’s traffic. Within 1/2 mile of the intersection there are a number of community organizations and businesses which all contribute to the traffic load in this area. They include the YMCA and Chase Bank on Route 513; the Bethlehem Church and Dairy Queen on westbound Route 10; and the Cablevision office and service center on eastbound Route 10 to name a few. There have also been a number of new establishments within the past year or so that continue to introduce additional cars into the area. The YMCA expanded their Child Development Center; a new CVS Pharmacy was built on the southwest corner of the intersection; and a new retirement home was built recently on westbound Route 10, approximately 1/4 mile east of the intersection. The Medical Building located directly behind the CVS also opened within the past couple of months. In addition, additional projects are currently being considered by the Randolph Diner. Additional retail space is planned for the area between Millbrook and Center Grove Road on westbound Route 10.

But by far the most significant volume of traffic is represented by students, faculty and staff of the County College of Morris. While the college enrollment numbers have fluctuated in recent years, one conclusion can certainly be made—the overall college enrollment has steadily increased since the college’s inception in 1965. It is important to remember that the County College of Morris is a “commuter’s college.” For the 2009 fall semester, there are currently 4,560 full time students, 2,990 part time students, and 445 faculty and staff. There are currently 2,000+ parking spaces, which are almost full Monday through Thursday while school is in session. To compound matters even more, there are only two primary entrances/exits for all the students and faculty to utilize.

Accident statistics for this intersection are inconclusive. One of the reasons is that traffic accidents (and issue) have been increased at several other intersections as a direct result of the problems at this specific intersection. On a daily basis, issues at the Route 10 and Route 513 intersection have an effect at other intersections including Randolph Avenue and Route 513; Route 10 and Center Grove Road; Center Grove Road and Quaker Church Road, which is located over 1 1/2 miles from the Route 10 and Route 513 intersection.

With all this said, it is important to remember that the basis of our report is that there are at least 13 serious safety issues that have been identified by our committee. We believe that if our recommended actions are implemented, the potential for serious accidents at the intersection of Route 10 and Route 513 will be significantly reduced.”

The safety issues presented by the sub-committee are as follows:

  • Child safety (drivers attempting to queue up on Route 513 southbound to cross the Route 10 intersection endanger children at two school bus stops and block traffic).
  • Head-on risk (a major safety hazard occurs regularly on Route 513 near the Route 10 intersection when drivers cross over the double yellow line, creating the potential for head-on collisions).
  • Blocking traffic (cars block the northbound lane of Route 513 while attempting to merge into the southbound lane).
  • Illegal left turn (drivers leaving the jug handle from Route 10 onto Route 513 join the end of the southbound queue of cars by going to the right of the traffic island and making an illegal left turn from the right turn only lane).
  • Aggressive driving (impatient drivers do not cooperate with other drivers attempting to merge).
  • Running the red light (impatient drivers do not obey the traffic light).
  • Straight from left only lane (impatient drivers do not obey lane turn instructions).
  • Cutting corner (impatient drivers avoid the traffic light by “cutting through” the corner lot).
  • Back-ups on Route 10 (because of existing conditions, traffic attempting to use the Route 513 jug handle backs up onto Route 10 west).
  • Lane changes on Route 10 (existing conditions cause drivers to make quick lane changes and erratic maneuvers on Route 10 west in order to avoid delays at the Route 513 jug handle).
  • Inconsistent traffic patterns (the traffic patterns of the Route 10/Route 513 intersection are inconsistent with those of other nearby Route 10 intersections).
  • New medical building and regional business (the medical office building proposed for the northeast corner of the Route 10/Route 513 intersection would exacerbate the existing traffic congestion—in addition, the property located on the northwest corner of the intersection of Route 10 and Route 513 is for sale—this property is zones as regional business).
  • Icing problem (a portion of the Route 10/Route 513 intersection regularly ices over during winter).

Recommended solutions include:

  • Create left turn lanes on Route 10
  • Eliminate left turn only on Route 513
  • Install a split phase signal
  • Install a delayed signal

A DOT representative stated the presentation was the best she has seen for that particular location and recommended that the Council submit a resolution approving the improvement recommendation. She will forward the necessary forms to the committee and assist in moving it through the DOT.

Mayor Alpert thanked the sub-committee for their efforts in identifying the problem and arriving at a solution to that problem.

OPEN TO PUBLIC

Judith Stewart, 114 Everdale Road, wished the Council a Happy New Year.

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

COUNCIL AND MANAGER REPORTS

Councilman Obremski stated that he is hopeful the Council will support a resolution adopting the recommendations made by the Traffic Advisory Committee for the intersection of Route 10 and Dover Chester Road. The Councilman reported that the Traffic Advisory Committee will be looking at and studying other intersections with traffic lights in Randolph and will compile a report with recommendations for the Council.

Councilman Obremski nominated James Maraska as Alternate #1 to the Traffic Advisory Committee. Councilman Napoliello seconded the nomination, and the following roll call vote was taken:

AYES:
Councilman Algeier
Councilman Metz
Councilman Napoliello
Councilman Obremski
Councilwoman Price
Deputy Mayor Mitsch
Mayor Alpert

NAYS: None

Councilman Napoliello reported on the maintenance work being done at the various parks. The County College of Morris has asked that they be allowed to use the turf field at no charge during February and March for their newly established lacrosse team. The College will be responsible for utility costs.

Councilman Metz reported that High School Senior Career Day will take place on April 21. The Economic Development Committee met and discussed Randolph Sales Days and possible signage outside of the municipal building that can be used to advertise local businesses. As in past years, Councilman Metz and Mayor Alpert will both attend meetings with the Board of Education. There is the hope that meetings with the Board of Education will take place on a more regular basis.

Councilwoman Price stated that she stopped at a H1N1 clinic being run this evening and everything was running smoothly. The free rabies vaccines for animals run through February 15. The Landmarks Committee is working on setting up tours of historic homes and designations of historic sites in Randolph. A landmark sign for the First Presbyterian Church was missing and it was determined that a construction company mistakenly disposed of the sign as scrap metal. The Landmarks Committee will have the sign replaced and they will seek reimbursement from the construction company.

Councilman Algeier reported that the Board of Health estimates they gave out approximately 4,000 vaccines for H1N1. Contracts for shared services with Rockaway and Dover are in place for 2010. There are currently discussions with Roxbury and Mendham for additional shared services. The Councilman reported that the Health Officer believes current manpower can handle the additional workload if those shared services plans with Roxbury and Mendham come to fruition. Sharing animal control services with Mendham would eliminate the need to construct a new animal control shelter in Randolph by using the facilities at the Seeing Eye property. Councilman Algeier suggested Councilman Metz and Mayor Alpert get definite meeting dates with the Board of Education placed on a calendar to ensure they take place. The Councilman attended a Safety Committee meeting where it was noted that there were no new liability claims filed against Randolph for 2009. The insurance consultant did inspections in Randolph and reported at the meeting that Randolph has a phenomenal record for safety compared to other Morris County municipalities. Councilman Algeier prepared documents that have been delivered to the Governor’s transition team dealing with the scarce resource order and how it impacts Randolph and other areas in New Jersey. The Councilman attended an event where he met the Executive Director of Madison Main Street and he has expressed interest in working with Randolph and sharing ideas with the Economic Development Committee.

Mayor Alpert reported that he met with the Library Board of Trustees and stated that their finances are strong.

Manager Lovell met with the Morris County MUA to discuss the water moratorium in place in Randolph. Some past issues have been worked out and he is hopeful the moratorium can be lifted later this year. The Manger met with Roxbury, Mendham Township, and Mendham Borough to discuss potential shared services. The EA Porter site has cleared its first hurdle at the DEP, although it did take longer than anticipated. The new salt brine system used by the DPW is working well and should result in significant savings. The Director of the DPW would like to purchase one more tank to mount on a second truck so he can address all of the roads in Randolph during a storm. An additional shared services agreement may be possible with the Board of Education and the County College of Morris for this new brine application on their roadways.

ORDINANCES

A. Introduction

(1) Repealing Open Space Advisory Committee

BE IT RESOLVED that an Ordinance entitled “AN ORDINANCE DISSOLVING THE ADVISORY OPEN SPACE COMMITTEE AND DELETING SECTIONS 10-171, 10-172, AND 10-173 OF CHAPTER 10, BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES AND AGENCIES, OF THE REVISED ORDINANCES OF THE TOWNSHIP OF RANDOLPH, MORRIS COUNTY, NEW JERSEY” be introduced, read by title by the Township Clerk and passed on first reading.

BE IT RESOLVED that said Ordinance shall be further considered for final passage at the meeting of the Township Council of the Township of Randolph on the 4th of February, 2010, at 8:00 in the evening, prevailing time, at the Municipal Building in said Township, at which time and place all persons interested shall be given an opportunity to be heard concerning said ordinance.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Township Clerk be authorized and directed to advertise said ordinance in full or by summary with the Notice of Introduction thereof, in the official designated newspaper according to law.

Councilman Metz made a motion to introduce the ordinance. Councilman Obremski seconded the motion, and the following roll call vote was taken:

AYES:
Councilman Algeier
Councilman Metz
Councilman Napoliello
Councilman Obremski
Councilwoman Price
Deputy Mayor Mitsch
Mayor Alpert

NAYS: None

COMBINED ACTION ITEMS

Councilman Metz made a motion to approve the Combined Action Items. Councilman Obremski seconded the motion, and the following roll call vote was taken:

AYES:
Councilman Algeier
Councilman Metz
Councilman Napoliello
Councilman Obremski
Deputy Mayor Mitsch
Mayor Alpert

NAYS: Councilwoman Price

A. Refund/Adjustment Resolutions

(1) Authorizing Refund of a Portion of Non-Residential Development Fee Paid by Gordon Randolph - MAB Associates—$9,426.38

R-14-10

WHEREAS, the New Jersey Economic Stimulus Act of 2009 (“Stimulus Act”) was recently enacted and enables developers, under certain circumstances, to request a refund of the non-residential development fees paid; and

WHEREAS, the Stimulus Act also provides for the reimbursement of the refunded development fees to municipalities by the New Jersey Council on Affordable Housing (“COAH”); and

WHEREAS, Gordon Randolph MAB Associates, LLC (“Developer”) submitted a request for a refund of a portion of the non-residential development fee paid in connection with the construction of a non-residential development on Block 44, Lot 14, in the Township of Randolph pursuant to Site Plan Approval granted on July 24, 2006; and

WHEREAS, a 2.5 percent non-residential development fee, a total of $47,131.88, was imposed on the Developer pursuant to the Statewide Non-Residential Development Fee Act (“Fee Act”), which was paid to the Township in installments as follows: (1) $18,852.75 on September 21, 2007; and (2) $28,279.13 on December 15, 2008; and

WHEREAS, since the fee was imposed pursuant to the provisions of the Fee Act, Section 39 of the Stimulus Act applies to this development; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 39(a) of the Stimulus Act, the Applicant is entitled to a refund representing the difference between the monies committed to pay for the non-residential development fee prior to July 17, 2008, and the total amount of monies paid on or after that date; and

WHEREAS, the Developer committed to pay a non-residential development fee of 2% of the equalized assessed value of the improvements on the property, or $37,705.50, when Site Plan Approval was granted on July 24, 2006; and

WHEREAS, the Developer is entitled to a refund of $9,426.38, representing the difference between the monies committed prior to July 17, 2008, ($37,705.50) and total amount of monies paid on or after that date ($47,131.88); and

WHEREAS, the Township desires to authorize the refund of the non-residential development fee to the Developer as required by the Stimulus Act.

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

1. The Township of Randolph hereby authorizes the refund of the non-residential fee paid by Gordon Randolph MAB Associates, LLC in connection with the construction of the non-residential development on Block 44, Lot 14, in the Township of Randolph pursuant to Site Plan Approval granted on July 24, 2006, in the total amount of nine thousand four hundred twenty-six dollars and thirty-eight cents ($9,426.38), subject to receipt of a completed Non-Residential Development Fee Certification/Exemption Form and a completed Non-Residential Development Fee Claim Form. Both forms shall be reviewed and approved by the Township Tax Assessor and Township Attorney prior to issuance of the refund to Gordon Randolph MAB Associates, LLC.

2. The Township Tax Assessor and Township Chief Financial Officer are hereby authorized and directed to apply to COAH for reimbursement of the refunded, non-residential development fee upon issuance of the refund to Gordon Randolph MAB Associates, LLC, but not later than March 30, 2010.

3. The Township Tax Assessor and Township Chief Financial Officer, together with all other appropriate officers, employees, consultants and professionals of the Township are hereby authorized and directed to take any and all steps necessary to effectuate the purposes of this Resolution.

4. This Resolution shall take effect immediately.

(2) Refund Application Fee for 1430 Sussex Turnpike, LLC—$479.00

R-15-10

WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Department received an application fee from 1430 Sussex Turnpike, LLC in the amount of $750.00 for Application #24-09; and

WHEREAS, the project has been withdrawn by the applicant prior to a public hearing; and

WHEREAS, it is the opinion of staff that the cost to the Township for review and processing of the application was approximately $479.00.

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 $271.00 of the application fee be refunded to Freddie and Anna Valese, 10 Carrell Road, Randolph, NJ 07869.

(3) Refund Overpayment for Reduction of Taxes for 2009 on Block 44, Lot 14, to Randolph Township Development—$4,117.87

R-16-10

WHEREAS, Randolph Township Development, LLC has been granted a reduction in assessed valuation for the tax year 2009 by the Morris County Board of Taxation on Block 44, Lot 14, known as 765 Route 10; and

WHEREAS, an overpayments exists as a result of the reduction for the year 2009 in the amount of $4,117.87; 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 $4,117.87 to Randolph Township Development, LLC.

(4) Release Police Detail Escrow for Resurrection Parish ($180.00), D.P. Construction ($106.50), and K&R Sitework, Inc. ($479.50)

R-17-10

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:

Resurrection Parish $180.00
D.P. Construction Corp $106.50
K & R Sitework Inc. $479.50

(5) Refund Escrow Funds for Carco Development—$461.00

R-18-10

WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Department received escrow funds from Carco Development Corporation; 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 remaining escrow funds of $461.00 be refunded to Carco Development Corp., c/o 477 Route 10 East, College Plaza, NJ 07869.

(6) Refund Escrow Funds for Block 86, Lot 47, to Matthew Sigrist—$797.50

R-19-10

WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Department received escrow funds from Matthew Sigrist, Block 86, Lot 47; 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 remaining escrow funds for the following amount be refunded:

Acct # 294821, Matthew Sigrist, $797.50

(7) Refund Escrow Funds for Block 21, Lot 27, to Fred Valese ($2,000.00); Block 212, Lot 15, to Alexander Krynicki; Block 146, Lot 24, to Bernie Covalesky; Block 78, Lot 5, to Candido Orama; and Block 18.01, Lot 1.05 to Aspen Ice

R-20-10

WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Department received escrow funds from:
Fred Valese, Block 21, Lot 27
Alexander Krynicki, Block 212, Lot 15
Bernie Covalesky, Block 146, Lot 24
Candido Orama, Block 78, Lot 5
Aspen Ice, Block 18.01, Lot 1.05

WHEREAS, the projects have 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 remaining escrow funds for the following amounts be refunded:

#294823, Fred Valese, $2,000.00
#294803, Alexander Krynicki, $757.00
#294810, Bernie Covalesky, $595.00
#294796, Candido Orama, $730.00
#294780, Aspen Ice, $1,938.86

(8) Refund Escrow Funds for Block 199, Lot 1.09 to Jorge Carvalho ($289.75); Block 199, Lot 1.09, to Kim Carvalho (374.00); and Block 73, Lot 32, to Kimber Petroleum ($4,253.22 Plus Interest)

R-21-10

WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Department received escrow funds; and

WHEREAS, the projects have 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 remaining escrow funds for the following amounts be refunded:

Acct. #28724, Jorge Carvalho, Block 199, Lot 1.09—$289.75
Acct. #155804, Fernanda Carvalho, Block 199, Lot 1.09—$374.00
Acct. #294786, Kimber Petroleum, Block 73, Lot 32, $4,253.22 + interest
(Note address change—Kimber Petroleum, c/o Lehigh Gas Corp., 1425 Mountain Drive North, Bethlehem, PA 10815)

B. Authorize Award by Coin-Toss on Behalf of MCCPC for Office Equipment

R-22-10

WHEREAS, on December 16, 2009, the Township of Randolph on behalf of the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council conducted a coin-toss lottery as a result of tie bids received on October 20, 2009, for portions of Contracts #16 and #41; and

WHEREAS, the winners of the above-mentioned coin-toss lottery appear in the summary below:

CONTRACT #16: OFFICE SUPPLIES
CATEGORY C: MISCELLANEOUS OFFICE EQUIPMENT

Coin-toss between Premier Stationers and Able Office Products who both bid the identical discount of (36.5%) for Category C of Contract #16. Able Office Products won the award of contract.

CONTRACT #41: PURCHASE OF COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT—NO INSTALLATION

Item #38 (Krechman): Coin-toss between Pinnacle Wireless and Royal Communications who both bid the identical discount of (10%). Pinnacle Wireless won the award of contract.

Item #75 (Telex): Coin-toss between PMC Associates and DM Radio Service Corporation who both bid the identical discount of (20%). PMC Associates won the award of contract.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Randolph, County of Morris, and State of New Jersey, that the above-mentioned items in Contracts #16 (Office Supplies) and #41 (Purchase of Communications Equipment) be awarded to the vendors as noted for the contract period January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010.

C. Authorize Award of Contract for Clay for Athletic Fields on Behalf of MCCPC Contract #33

R-23-10

WHEREAS, the Township of Randolph on behalf of the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council (MCCPC) authorizes an award of Contract #33 (Clay for Athletic Fields) to George Schofield Company; and

WHEREAS, the bid was advertised and received on October 22, 2009, on behalf of the MCCPC in accordance with the “Local Public Contracts Law” for Contract #33 (Clay for Athletic Fields); and

WHEREAS, the Township of Randolph has determined that George Schofield Company is the lowest responsible bidder meeting the specifications at $33.40/per ton and recommended for the award of contract for 2010.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Randolph, County of Morris, and State of New Jersey, that George Schofield Company be awarded MCCPC Contract #33 (Clay for Athletic Fields) for the contract period January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010.

D. Authorizing Rescinding of a Portion of Schifano Construction’s MCCPC Contract #6 Road Resurfacing and Re-Awarding to Tilcon New York

R-24-10

WHEREAS, on December 3, 2009, Schifano Construction was awarded a portion of MCCPC Contract #6 (Road Resurfacing), Category B (Bituminous Concrete In Place) for District #1 Members; and

WHEREAS, Tilcon New York protested the award for District #1 members to Schifano Construction based on their evaluation of being the low bidder; and

WHEREAS, based upon the review and option of the Township Attorney (Tiena Cofoni, Esq.), Tilcon New York is the actual low bidder for District #1 members in Category B (Bituminous Concrete In Place) of Contract #6 (Road Resurfacing) in compliance with the bid specifications.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Randolph, County of Morris, and State of New Jersey, that a portion of Schifano Construction’s initial award for District #1 members in Category B (Bituminous Concrete In Place) of Contract #6 (Road Resurfacing) be rescinded and re-awarded to Tilcon New York as being the true low bidder for District #1 members in this category.

E. Authorizing Award to Deer Carcass Removal Service, LLC, of MCCPC Contract #49: Disposal/Recycling of Municipal Clean-Up Materials for 2010

R-25-10

WHEREAS, the Township of Randolph on behalf of the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council (MCCPC) authorizes an award to Deer Carcass Removal Service, LLC for Category A (Street Sweepings & Materials Removed From Storm Drains) of Contract #49 (Disposal/Recycling of Municipal Road Clean-Up Materials) for the year 2010; and

WHEREAS, the bid was advertised and received on October 22, 2009, on behalf of the MCCPC in accordance with the “Local Public Contracts Law” for Contract #49 (Disposal/Recycling of Municipal Road Clean-Up Materials); and

WHEREAS, the Township of Randolph has determined that Deer Carcass Removal Service, LLC of Cream Ridge, New Jersey, is the lowest responsible bidder meeting the specifications for Category A of Contract #49 for the year of 2010.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Randolph, County of Morris, and State of New Jersey, that Deer Carcass Removal Service, LLC of Cream Ridge, New Jersey, be awarded Category “A” (Street Sweepings & Materials Removed from Storm Drains) of MCCPC Contract #49 (Disposal/Recycling of Municipal Road Clean-Up Materials) for contract period January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010.

F. Authorizing Rescission of Category B of MCCPC Contract #16 For Office Supplies/Computer Related Supplies and Re-Awarding to CMF Business Supply, Inc.

R-26-10

WHEREAS, on December 3, 2009, the Township of Randolph on behalf of the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council awarded Category B (Computer Related Supplies) of 2010 Contract #16 (Office Supplies) to National Cartridge Supply based on the highest discount of 51.6% off their 2010 United Stationers catalog pricing; and

WHEREAS, according to National Cartridge Supply, they are unable to provide the computer related supplies noted in Category B of Contract #16 according to the bid specifications; and

WHEREAS, it is in the MCCPC’s interest to rescind National Cartridge Supply’s initial contract award due to non-compliance with the bid specifications.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Randolph, County of Morris, and State of New Jersey, that National Cartridge Supply’s contract for Category B (Computer Related Supplies) of MCCPC Contract #16 (Office Supplies) be rescinded due to non-compliance with the bid specifications.

WHEREAS, Category B (Computer Related Supplies) of MCCPC 2010 Contract #16 (Office Supplies) to be re-awarded to CMF Business Supply for bidding the second highest discount at 38.2% in compliance with the specifications and requirements of the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Randolph, County of Morris, and State of New Jersey, that Category B (Computer Related Supplies) of MCCPC 2010 contract be re-awarded to CMF Business Supply in compliance with the specifications and requirements of the MCCPC.

G. Authorizing Purchases for MCCPC Contract #3: Rock Salt and Liquid Calcium Chloride From Various Vendors

R-27-10

WHEREAS, the Township of Randolph utilizes Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council Contract #3, Rock Salt and Liquid Calcium Chloride, from various vendors as needed for all departments in the Township; and

WHEREAS, these purchases will not exceed $300,000.00.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and Council of the Township of Randolph, County of Morris, State of New Jersey, authorize the Township of Randolph to purchase from Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council Contract #3 as needed for all departments in the Township.

H. Professional Services Agreement with Fred Knapp, Esq., Kepler v. Randolph Arbitration Representation—Not to Exceed $2,500.00

R-28-10

WHEREAS, the Township of Randolph has a need to acquire Fredric M. Knapp, Esq., of Knapp, Trimboli & Prusinowski, LLC, as a non-fair and open contract pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4; and

WHEREAS, Gail Catania, Purchasing Coordinator, has determined and certified in writing that the value of the acquisition in addition to others may exceed $17,500.00; and

WHEREAS, the anticipated term of this contract is one year and may be extended as approved by this governing body; and

WHEREAS, Fredric M. Knapp, Esq., of Knapp, Trimboli & Prusinowski, LLC, has indicated they will provide the Legal Services for Labor and Negotiations regarding Kepler v Randolph Arbitration representation for $145.00 per hour not to exceed $2,500.00; and

WHEREAS, Fredric M. Knapp, Esq., of Knapp, Trimboli & Prusinowski, LLC, has completed and submitted a Business Entity Disclosure Certification which certifies that Fredric M. Knapp, Esq., of Knapp, Trimboli & Prusinowski, LLC, has not made any reportable contributions to a political or candidate committee in the Township of Randolph in the previous one year, and that the contract will prohibit Fredric M. Knapp, Esq., of Knapp, Trimboli & Prusinowski, LLC, from making any reportable contributions through the term of the contract; and

WHEREAS, funds are available for this purpose.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and Council of the Township of Randolph, County of Morris, State of New Jersey, authorize the Township of Randolph to enter into a contract with Fredric M. Knapp, Esq., of Knapp, Trimboli & Prusinowski, LLC, as described herein.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Business Entity Disclosure Certification and the Determination of Value be placed on file with this resolution.

CERTIFICATION OF AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS

Dated: January 14, 2010

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 will be available in the 2010 Budget, Legal, Other Expense, to award a contract to Fredric M. Knapp, Esq., of Knapp, Trimboli & Prusinowski, LLC, for Legal Services for Labor and Negotiations Regarding Kepler v. Township of Randolph in the amount not to exceed $2,500.00.

____________________________
Michael J. Soccio
Chief Financial Officer

I. Professional Services Agreement with David Paris, Esq., Police Disciplinary Hearing Officer in the Matter of Randolph v. Edelman—Not to Exceed $1,550.00

R-29-10

WHEREAS, the Township of Randolph has a need to acquire David M. Paris, Esq., of Piro Zinna Cifelli Paris & Genitampo, as a non-fair and open contract pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4; and

WHEREAS, Gail Catania, Purchasing Coordinator, has determined and certified in writing that the value of the acquisition will not exceed $17,500.00; and

WHEREAS, the anticipated term of this contract is one year and may be extended as approved by this governing body; and

WHEREAS, David M. Paris, Esq., of Piro Zinna Cifelli Paris & Genitampo, has indicated he will conduct a Police Disciplinary Hearing on Friday, January 15, 2010, for an amount not to exceed $1,550.00; and

WHEREAS, funds are available for this purpose.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and Council of the Township of Randolph, County of Morris, State of New Jersey, authorize the Township of Randolph to enter into a contract with David M. Paris, Esq., of Piro Zinna Cifelli Paris & Genitampo, as described herein.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Business Entity Disclosure Certification and the Determination of Value be placed on file with this resolution.

CERTIFICATION OF AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS

Dated: January 14, 2010

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 will be available in the 2010 Budget, Legal, Other Expense, to award a contract to David M. Paris, Esq., of Piro Zinna Cifelli Paris & Genitampo for the purpose of conducting a Police Disciplinary Hearing (Randolph v. Edelman) in the amount not to exceed $1,550.00.

____________________________
Michael J. Soccio
Chief Financial Officer

J. Professional Services Agreement with Art Thibault, Police Disciplinary Legal Services in the Matter of Randolph v. Edelman—Not to Exceed $2,500.00

R-30-10

WHEREAS, the Township of Randolph has a need to acquire Arthur R. Thibault, Jr., of Apruzzese, McDermott, Mastro & Murphy, as a non-fair and open contract pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4; and

WHEREAS, Gail Catania, Purchasing Coordinator, has determined and certified in writing that the value of the acquisition in addition to others may exceed $17,500.00; and

WHEREAS, the anticipated term of this contract is one year and may be extended as approved by this governing body; and

WHEREAS, Arthur R. Thibault, Jr., of Apruzzese, McDermott, Mastro & Murphy, has indicated he will provide the Special Police Counsel Services regarding Randolph Township v. Edelman at a rate of $145.00 per hour for an amount not to exceed $2,500.00; and

WHEREAS, Arthur R. Thibault, Jr., of Apruzzese, McDermott, Mastro & Murphy, has completed and submitted a Business Entity Disclosure Certification which certifies that Apruzzese, McDermott, Mastro & Murphy has not made any reportable contributions to a political or candidate committee in the Township of Randolph in the previous one year, and that the contract will prohibit Apruzzese, McDermott, Mastro & Murphy from making any reportable contributions through the term of the contract; and

WHEREAS, funds are available for this purpose.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and Council of the Township of Randolph, County of Morris, State of New Jersey, authorize the Township of Randolph to enter into a contract with Arthur R. Thibault, Jr., of Apruzzese, McDermott, Mastro & Murphy, as described herein.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Business Entity Disclosure Certification and the Determination of Value be placed on file with this resolution.

CERTIFICATION OF AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS

Dated: January 14, 2010

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 will be available in the 2010 Budget, Legal, Other Expense, to award a contract to Arthur R. Thibault, Jr., of Apruzzese, McDermott, Mastro & Murphy for Special Counsel Regarding Randolph Township v. Edelman in the amount not to exceed $2,500.00.

____________________________
Michael J. Soccio
Chief Financial Officer

K. Professional Services Agreement with Certified Valuations—Appraisal Services for Open Space—Not to Exceed $10,000.00

R-31-10

WHEREAS, the Township of Randolph has a need to acquire Certified Valuations, Inc. as a non-fair and open contract pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4; and

WHEREAS, Gail Catania, Purchasing Coordinator, has determined and certified in writing that the value of the acquisition may exceed $17,500.00; and

WHEREAS, the anticipated term of this contract is one year and may be extended as approved by this governing body; and

WHEREAS, Certified Valuations, Inc. has indicated they will provide the Professional Appraisal Services for Open Space for an amount not to exceed $10,000.00; and

WHEREAS, Certified Valuations, Inc. has completed and submitted a Business Entity Disclosure Certification which certifies that Certified Valuations, Inc. has not made any reportable contributions to a political or candidate committee in the Township of Randolph in the previous one year, and that the contract will prohibit Certified Valuations, Inc. from making any reportable contributions through the term of the contract, and

WHEREAS, funds are available for this purpose.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and Council of the Township of Randolph, County of Morris, State of New Jersey, authorize the Township of Randolph to enter into a contract with Certified Valuations, Inc. as described herein.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Business Entity Disclosure Certification and the Determination of Value be placed on file with this resolution.

CERTIFICATION OF AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS

Dated: January 14, 2010

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 Ordinance #23-00, Acquisition of Land for Open Space, to award a contract to Certified Valuations, Inc. for Professional Appraisal Services for Open Space in the amount not to exceed $10,000.00.

____________________________
Michael J. Soccio
Chief Financial Officer

L. Professional Services Agreement with Landmark I Appraisal—Appraisal Services for Open Space—Not to Exceed $5,000.00

R-32-10

WHEREAS, the Township of Randolph has a need to acquire Landmark I Appraisal as a non-fair and open contract pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4; and

WHEREAS, Gail Catania, Purchasing Coordinator, has determined and certified in writing that the value of the acquisition may exceed $17,500.00; and

WHEREAS, the anticipated term of this contract is one year and may be extended as approved by this governing body; and

WHEREAS, Landmark I Appraisal has indicated they will provide the Professional Appraisal Services for Open Space for an amount not to exceed $5,000.00; and

WHEREAS, Landmark I Appraisal has completed and submitted a Business Entity Disclosure Certification which certifies that Landmark I Appraisal has not made any reportable contributions to a political or candidate committee in the Township of Randolph in the previous one year, and that the contract will prohibit Landmark I Appraisal from making any reportable contributions through the term of the contract; and

WHEREAS, funds are available for this purpose.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and Council of the Township of Randolph, County of Morris, State of New Jersey, authorize the Township of Randolph to enter into a contract with Landmark I Appraisal as described herein.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Business Entity Disclosure Certification and the Determination of Value be placed on file with this resolution.

CERTIFICATION OF AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS

Dated: January 14, 2010

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 Ordinance #23-00, Acquisition of Land for Open Space, to award a contract to Landmark I Appraisal for Professional Appraisal Services for Open Space in the amount not to exceed $5,000.00.

____________________________
Michael J. Soccio
Chief Financial Officer

M. Professional Services Agreement with Integra Krauser & Cirz, Inc.—Appraisal Services for Open Space—Not to Exceed $5,000.00

R-33-10

WHEREAS, the Township of Randolph has a need to acquire Integra Krauser & Cirz, Inc. as a non-fair and open contract pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4; and

WHEREAS, Gail Catania, Purchasing Coordinator, has determined and certified in writing that the value of the acquisition may exceed $17,500.00; and

WHEREAS, the anticipated term of this contract is one year and may be extended as approved by this governing body; and

WHEREAS, Integra Krauser & Cirz, Inc. has indicated they will provide the Professional Appraisal Services for Open Space for an amount not to exceed $5,000.00; and

WHEREAS, Integra Krauser & Cirz, Inc. has completed and submitted a Business Entity Disclosure Certification which certifies that Integra Krauser & Cirz, Inc. has not made any reportable contributions to a political or candidate committee in the Township of Randolph in the previous one year, and that the contract will prohibit Integra Krauser & Cirz, Inc. from making any reportable contributions through the term of the contract; and

WHEREAS, funds are available for this purpose.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and Council of the Township of Randolph, County of Morris, State of New Jersey, authorize the Township of Randolph to enter into a contract with Integra Krauser & Cirz, Inc. as described herein.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Business Entity Disclosure Certification and the Determination of Value be placed on file with this resolution.

CERTIFICATION OF AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS

Dated: January 14, 2010

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 Ordinance #23-00, Acquisition of Land for Open Space, to award a contract to Integra Krauser & Cirz for Professional Appraisal Services for Open Space in the amount not to exceed $5,000.00.

____________________________
Michael J. Soccio
Chief Financial Officer

N. Professional Services Agreement with Maser Consulting PA—Professional Surveying/Engineering Services for Open Space—$10,000.00

R-34-10

WHEREAS, the Township of Randolph has a need to acquire Maser Consulting PA as a non-fair and open contract pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4; and

WHEREAS, Gail Catania, Purchasing Coordinator, has determined and certified in writing that the value of the acquisition may exceed $17,500.00; and

WHEREAS, the anticipated term of this contract is one year and may be extended as approved by this governing body; and

WHEREAS, Maser Consulting PA has indicated they will provide the Professional Surveying/Engineering Services for Open Space for an amount not to exceed $10,000.00; and

WHEREAS, Maser Consulting PA has completed and submitted a Business Entity Disclosure Certification which certifies that Maser Consulting PA has not made any reportable contributions to a political or candidate committee in the Township of Randolph in the previous one year, and that the contract will prohibit Maser Consulting PA from making any reportable contributions through the term of the contract; and

WHEREAS, funds are available for this purpose.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and Council of the Township of Randolph, County of Morris, State of New Jersey, authorize the Township of Randolph to enter into a contract with Maser Consulting PA as described herein.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Business Entity Disclosure Certification and the Determination of Value be placed on file with this resolution.

CERTIFICATION OF AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS

Dated: January 14, 2010

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 Ordinance #23-00, Acquisition of Land for Open Space, to award a contract to Maser Consulting PA for Professional Surveying/ Engineering Services for Open Space in the amount not to exceed $10,000.00.

____________________________
Michael J. Soccio
Chief Financial Officer

O. Professional Services Agreement with Peel, Kehrley, Inc., dba PK Environmental—Environmental Engineering Services—$10,000.00

R-35-10

WHEREAS, the Township of Randolph has a need to acquire Peel, Kehrley, Inc., dba PK Environmental, as a non-fair and open contract pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4; and

WHEREAS, Gail Catania, Purchasing Coordinator, has determined and certified in writing that the value of the acquisition may exceed $17,500.00; and

WHEREAS, the anticipated term of this contract is one year and may be extended as approved by this governing body; and

WHEREAS, Peel, Kehrley, Inc., dba PK Environmental, has indicated they will provide the Environmental Engineering Services for an amount not to exceed $10,000.00; and

WHEREAS, Peel, Kehrley, Inc., dba PK Environmental, has completed and submitted a Business Entity Disclosure Certification which certifies that Peel, Kehrley, Inc., dba PK Environmental, has not made any reportable contributions to a political or candidate committee in the Township of Randolph in the previous one year, and that the contract will prohibit Peel, Kehrley, Inc., dba PK Environmental, from making any reportable contributions through the term of the contract; and

WHEREAS, funds are available for this purpose.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and Council of the Township of Randolph, County of Morris, State of New Jersey, authorize the Township of Randolph to enter into a contract with Peel, Kehrley, Inc., dba PK Environmental, as described herein.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Business Entity Disclosure Certification and the Determination of Value be placed on file with this resolution.

CERTIFICATION OF AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS

Dated: January 14, 2010

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 Ordinance #23-00, Acquisition of Land for Open Space, to award a contract to Peel, Kehrley, Inc., dba PK Environmental, for Environmental Engineering Services for Open Space in the amount not to exceed $10,000.00.

____________________________
Michael J. Soccio
Chief Financial Officer

P. Professional Services Agreement with Amy S. Greene Environmental Consultants—Environmental Engineering Services for Open Space—$5,000.00

R-36-10

WHEREAS, the Township of Randolph has a need to acquire Amy S. Greene Environmental Consultants as a non-fair and open contract pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4; and

WHEREAS, Gail Catania, Purchasing Coordinator, has determined and certified in writing that the value of the acquisition may exceed $17,500.00; and

WHEREAS, the anticipated term of this contract is one year and may be extended as approved by this governing body; and

WHEREAS, Amy S. Greene Environmental Consultants has indicated they will provide the Environmental Engineering Services for Open Space for an amount not to exceed $5,000.00; and

WHEREAS, Amy S. Greene Environmental Consultants has completed and submitted a Business Entity Disclosure Certification which certifies that Amy S. Greene Environmental Consultants has not made any reportable contributions to a political or candidate committee in the Township of Randolph in the previous one year, and that the contract will prohibit Amy S. Greene Environmental Consultants from making any reportable contributions through the term of the contract; and

WHEREAS, funds are available for this purpose.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and Council of the Township of Randolph, County of Morris, State of New Jersey, authorize the Township of Randolph to enter into a contract with Amy S. Greene Environmental Consultants as described herein.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Business Entity Disclosure Certification and the Determination of Value be placed on file with this resolution.

CERTIFICATION OF AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS

Dated: January 14, 2010

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 Ordinance #23-00, Acquisition of Land for Open Space, to award a contract to Amy S. Greene Environmental Consultants for Environmental Engineering Services for Open Space in the amount not to exceed $5,000.00.

____________________________
Michael J. Soccio
Chief Financial Officer

Q. Professional Services Agreement with St. Clare’s Hospital for Community Health Services—Not to Exceed $6,000.00

R-37-10

WHEREAS, the Township of Randolph has a need to acquire St. Clare’s Hospitals as a non-fair and open contract pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4; and

WHEREAS, the anticipated term of this contract is one year and may be extended as approved by this governing body; and

WHEREAS, St. Clare’s Hospitals has indicated they will provide the Community Health Services for an amount not to exceed $6,000.00 in accordance with their agreement on file with this resolution; and

WHEREAS, funds are available for this purpose.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and Council of the Township of Randolph, County of Morris, State of New Jersey, authorize the Township of Randolph to enter into a contract with St. Clare’s Hospitals as described herein.

CERTIFICATION OF AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS

Dated: January 14, 2010

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 will be available in the 2010 Budget, Health, Other Expense, to award a contract to St. Clare’s Hospitals for Professional Community Health Services in the amount not to exceed $6,000.00.

____________________________
Michael J. Soccio
Chief Financial Officer

R. Professional Services Agreement with Arthur Thibault—Special Counsel for Police Department—Not to Exceed $6,000.00

R-38-10

WHEREAS, the Township of Randolph has a need to acquire Arthur R. Thibault, Jr., of Apruzzese, McDermott, Mastro & Murphy, as a non-fair and open contract pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4; and

WHEREAS, Gail Catania, Purchasing Coordinator, has determined and certified in writing that the value of the acquisition may exceed $17,500.00; and

WHEREAS, the anticipated term of this contract is one year and may be extended as approved by this governing body; and

WHEREAS, Arthur R. Thibault, Jr., of Apruzzese, McDermott, Mastro & Murphy, has indicated he will provide the Special Police Counsel Services at a rate of $145.00 per hour for an amount not to exceed $6,000.00; and

WHEREAS, Arthur R. Thibault, Jr., of Apruzzese, McDermott, Mastro & Murphy, has completed and submitted a Business Entity Disclosure Certification which certifies that Apruzzese, McDermott, Mastro & Murphy has not made any reportable contributions to a political or candidate committee in the Township of Randolph in the previous one year, and that the contract will prohibit Apruzzese, McDermott, Mastro & Murphy from making any reportable contributions through the term of the contract; and

WHEREAS, funds are available for this purpose.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and Council of the Township of Randolph, County of Morris, State of New Jersey, authorize the Township of Randolph to enter into a contract with Arthur R. Thibault, Jr., of Apruzzese, McDermott, Mastro & Murphy, as described herein.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Business Entity Disclosure Certification and the Determination of Value be placed on file with this resolution.

CERTIFICATION OF AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS

Dated: January 14, 2010

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 will be available in the 2010 Budget, Police, Other Expense, to award a contract to Arthur R. Thibault, Jr., of Apruzzese, McDermott, Mastro & Murphy for Special Counsel for Police Department in the amount not to exceed $6,000.00.

____________________________
Michael J. Soccio
Chief Financial Officer

S. Professional Services Agreement with Fred Knapp, Esq.—Legal Services for Labor and Negotiations—Not to Exceed $6,000.00

R-39-10

WHEREAS, the Township of Randolph has a need to acquire Fredric M. Knapp, Esq., of Knapp, Trimboli & Prusinowski, LLC, as a non-fair and open contract pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4; and

WHEREAS, Gail Catania, Purchasing Coordinator, has determined and certified in writing that the value of the acquisition may exceed $17,500.00; and

WHEREAS, the anticipated term of this contract is one year and may be extended as approved by this governing body; and

WHEREAS, Fredric M. Knapp, Esq., of Knapp, Trimboli & Prusinowski, LLC, has indicated they will provide the Legal Services for Labor and Negotiations for $145.00 per hour not to exceed $6,000.00; and

WHEREAS, Fredric M. Knapp, Esq., of Knapp, Trimboli & Prusinowski, LLC, has completed and submitted a Business Entity Disclosure Certification which certifies that Fredric M. Knapp, Esq., of Knapp, Trimboli & Prusinowski, LLC, has not made any reportable contributions to a political or candidate committee in the Township of Randolph in the previous one year, and that the contract will prohibit Fredric M. Knapp, Esq., of Knapp, Trimboli & Prusinowski, LLC, from making any reportable contributions through the term of the contract; and

WHEREAS, funds are available for this purpose.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and Council of the Township of Randolph, County of Morris, State of New Jersey, authorize the Township of Randolph to enter into a contract with Fredric M. Knapp, Esq., of Knapp, Trimboli & Prusinowski, LLC, as described herein.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Business Entity Disclosure Certification and the Determination of Value be placed on file with this resolution.

CERTIFICATION OF AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS

Dated: January 14, 2010

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 will be available in the 2010 Budget, Legal, Other Expense, to award a contract to Fredric M. Knapp, Esq., of Knapp, Trimboli & Prusinowski, LLC, for Legal Services for Labor and Negotiations in the amount not to exceed $6,000.00.

____________________________
Michael J. Soccio
Chief Financial Officer

T. Professional Services Agreement with Garden State Laboratories, Inc. for Laboratory Testing Services—Not to Exceed $4,019.00

R-40-10

WHEREAS, the Township of Randolph has a need to acquire Garden State Laboratories, Inc. as a non-fair and open contract pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4; and

WHEREAS, Gail Catania, Purchasing Coordinator, has determined that the value of the acquisition will not exceed $17,500.00; and

WHEREAS, the anticipated term of this contract is one year and may be extended as approved by this governing body; and

WHEREAS, Garden State Laboratories, Inc. has indicated they will provide the testing for an amount not to exceed $4,019.00; and

WHEREAS, funds are available for this purpose.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and Council of the Township of Randolph, County of Morris, State of New Jersey, authorize the Township of Randolph to enter into a contract with Garden State Laboratories, Inc. as described herein.

CERTIFICATION OF AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS

Dated: January 14, 2010

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 will be available in the 2010 Budget, Health, Other Expense, to award a contract to Garden State Laboratories, Inc. for Water Samples Collected by the Township in the amount not to exceed $4,019.00.

____________________________
Michael J. Soccio
Chief Financial Officer

U. Amending Professional Services Agreement with Ben Horten Architecture & Design for Library—Adding $945.00 for Formal Construction Estimate—New Total $10,145.00

R-41-10

WHEREAS, the Township of Randolph has a need to amend a Professional Services Agreement with Ben Horten Architecture and Design; and

WHEREAS, the amendment will include providing a conceptual budget estimate based on the design development document dated December 1, 2009; and

WHEREAS, fees for this service will not exceed $945.00 plus reimbursable expenses; and

WHEREAS, the original agreement was $9,200.00 and the amended contract will not exceed $10,145.00 plus reimbursable expenses; and

WHEREAS, Gail Catania, Purchasing Coordinator, has determined and certified in writing that the value of the acquisition in addition to others will exceed $17,500.00 and a copy of the Pay to Play paperwork is on file with the Township Clerk; and

WHEREAS, the anticipated term of this contract is one year and may be extended as approved by this governing body; and

WHEREAS, funds are available for this purpose.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and Council of the Township of Randolph, County of Morris, State of New Jersey, authorize the Township of Randolph to amend a contract with Ben Horten Architecture & Design as described herein.

CERTIFICATION OF AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS

Dated: January 14, 2010

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 Library Budget to amend the contract with Ben Horten Architecture and Design with regards to Architectural Services for Randolph Library Facade in the amount not to exceed $945.00.

____________________________
Michael J. Soccio
Chief Financial Officer

V. Amending Professional Services Agreement with Ben Horten Architecture & Design for Senior and Community Building—Adding $1,620.00 for Formal Construction Estimate and $8,500.00 for Plan Modification—New Total $64,020.00

R-42-10

WHEREAS, the Township of Randolph has a need to amend a Professional Services Agreement with Ben Horten Architecture and Design; and

WHEREAS, Amendment I will include providing a conceptual budget estimate based on the design development document dated December 1, 2009; and

WHEREAS, fees for this service will not exceed $1,620.00 plus reimbursable expenses; and

WHEREAS, Amendment I will also include providing a conceptual budget estimate based on the design development document dated December 1, 2009; and

WHEREAS, the fees for these services will be $3,900.00 for MEP engineering services, $2,200.00 for structural engineering services and $2,400.00 for architectural services totaling $8,500.00; and

WHEREAS, the original agreement was $53,900.00 and with this amendment of $1,620.00 and $8,500.00, the contract will not exceed $64,020.00 plus reimbursable expenses; and

WHEREAS, Gail Catania, Purchasing Coordinator, has determined and certified in writing that the value of the acquisition in addition to others will exceed $17,500.00 and a copy of the Pay to Play paperwork is on file with the Township Clerk; and

WHEREAS, the anticipated term of this contract is one year and may be extended as approved by this governing body; and

WHEREAS, funds are available for this purpose.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and Council of the Township of Randolph, County of Morris, State of New Jersey, authorize the Township of Randolph to amend a contract with Ben Horten Architecture & Design as described herein.

CERTIFICATION OF AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS

Dated: January 14, 2010

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 Capital Improvement Fund - Preliminary Expenses for Municipal Improvements and Ordinance #15-04, Renovations to Senior Center to amend the contract with Ben Horten Architecture and Design with regards to Architectural Services for the Randolph Senior Community Center in the amount not to exceed $10,120.00.

____________________________
Michael J. Soccio
Chief Financial Officer

W. Authorizing Mayor to Sign Animal Control Services Agreement—Dover

R-43-10

WHEREAS, the Town of Dover wishes to obtain Animal Control Services from the Township of Randolph; and

WHEREAS, both parties agree to abide by the provisions set forth in the Services Agreement dated January 1, 2010.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and Council of the Township of Randolph do hereby approve the Contract with the Town of Dover.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor is hereby authorized to sign the contract.

X. Supporting the Paramount Adventure Club’s Eighth Annual Triathlon Competition on Sunday, July 11, 2010

R-44-10

WHEREAS, Mike Nusbaum, President of the Paramount Adventure Club and Race Director for the Randolph Lake Triathlon, is requesting Randolph Township’s support and cooperation for their 8th Annual Triathlon competition on Sunday, July 11, 2010, in Randolph; and

WHEREAS, this event raises money for the Lakeland Youth Track and Field League as well as several other community organizations; and

WHEREAS, the bicycle race segment will primarily be held in Randolph and will require police assistance in making the roads safe.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council, Township of Randolph, County of Morris, State of New Jersey, that the Township Council lends its support for the 8th Annual Triathlon competition.

Y. Authorize Township Endorsement of TWA - Sussex Turnpike Sewer Project

R-45-10

WHEREAS the Township of Randolph has planned to provided sanitary sewer service to the Mount Freedom section of the Township and has authorized the design of the sewer main system and preparation of necessary New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection permit applications; and

WHEREAS the application must be submitted to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection for the construction of the sewer main extension project; and

WHEREAS in order for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to consider the application, the same must be endorsed by the Township among others; and

WHEREAS the Township desires to authorize the execution of the endorsement of the said application.

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

1. The Township hereby endorses the request for the Treatment Works Approval.

2. The Township Manager is herby authorized and directed to execute the appropriate endorsements for the Treatment Works Approval, together with other appropriate officers and employees of the Township of Randolph, and hereby authorized to take all actions necessary to effectuate the purpose.

3. This resolution shall take effect immediately.

Z. 2010 Temporary Budget

R-46-10

WHEREAS, 40A:4-19 Local Budget Act provides that where any contracts, commitments or payments are to be made prior to the final adoption of the 2010 budget, temporary appropriations be made for purposes and amount required in the manner and time therein provided; and

WHEREAS, the date of this resolution is within the first thirty days of January 2010; and

WHEREAS, the total general appropriations in the 2009 Budget, exclusive of any appropriations made for Interest and Principal of Debt, Capital Improvements, and Public Assistance is the sum of $30,728,786.00; and

WHEREAS, 26.25 percent of this total is the sum of $8,066,306.00.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of the Township of Randolph, County of Morris, State of New Jersey, that the following temporary appropriations be made and that a certified copy of this resolution be transmitted to the Chief Financial Officer for his records:

GENERAL ADMINISTRATION
Salaries and Wages$114,683.00
Other Expenses$16,013.00
 
MAYOR AND COUNCIL
Salaries and Wages$9,375.00
 
MUNICIPAL CLERK
Salaries and Wages$39,764.00
Other Expenses$24,007.00
 
FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION (Treasury)
Salaries and Wages$66,841.00
Other Expenses$5,919.00
 
AUDIT SERVICES
Other Expenses$22,125.00
 
COMPUTER DATA PROCESSING
Other Expenses$14,949.00
 
REVENUE ADMINISTRATION (Tax Collection)
Salaries and Wages$42,381.00
Other Expenses$5,496.00
 
TAX ASSESSMENT ADMINISTRATION
Salaries and Wages$33,096.00
Other Expenses$9,975.00
 
LEGAL SERVICES
Other Expenses$78,540.00
 
ENGINEERING SERVICES
Salaries and Wages$51,380.00
Other Expenses$11,629.00
 
PLANNING BOARD
Salaries and Wages$43,330.00
Other Expenses$7,750.00
 
ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT
Salaries and Wages$9,795.00
Other Expenses$5,670.00
 
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Other Expenses$250,000.00
 
WORKERS COMPENSATION INSURANCE
Other Expenses$225,000.00
 
EMPLOYEE GROUP INSURANCE
Other Expenses$768,944.00
 
POLICE DEPARTMENT
Salaries and Wages $1,078,689.00
Other Expenses$57,530.00
 
POLICE DISPATCH/911
Salaries and Wages$55,536.00
 
FIRE DEPARTMENT
Salaries and Wages$30,219.00
Other Expenses$52,290.00
 
AID TO VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANIES
Other Expenses$16,118.00
 
STREET AND ROAD MAINTENANCE
Salaries and Wages$277,065.00
Other Expenses$38,981.00
 
WATER AND SEWER
Salaries and Wages$48,114.00
Other Expenses$60,953.00
Electricity$18,375.00
Telephone$1,575.00
Natural Gas$525.00
 
SOLID WASTE COLLECTION
Other Expenses$158,393.00
 
RECYCLING
Salaries and Wages$67,680.00
Other Expenses$27,720.00
 
BUILDING AND GROUNDS
Salaries and Wages$13,421.00
Other Expenses$34,519.00
 
VEHICLE MAINTENANCE
Salaries and Wages$69,187.00
Other Expenses$63,000.00
 
SNOW REMOVAL
Salaries and Wages$50,000.00
Other Expenses$200,000.00
 
PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES
Salaries and Wages$128,288.00
Other Expenses$14,465.00
 
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
Other Expenses$1,500.00
 
ANIMAL CONTROL SERVICES
Salaries and Wages$13,141.00
 
RECREATION SERVICES AND PROGRAMS
Salaries and Wages$182,751.00
Other Expenses$238,374.00
 
MAINTENANCE OF PARKS
Salaries and Wages$114,066.00
Other Expenses$27,234.00
 
UTILITY EXPENSES
Electricity$49,350.00
Street Lighting$18,375.00
Telephone$24,150.00
Gas (Natural or Propane)$15,619.00
Gasoline$73,500.00
 
LANDFILL/SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL COSTS
Other Expenses$223,550.00
 
UNIFORM CONSTRUCTION CODE
Salaries and Wages$67,345.00
Other Expenses$2,166.00
Electrical Inspection$11,813.00
 
ACCUMULATED LEAVE COMPENSATION
Salaries and Wages$70,000.00
 
MUNICIPAL ALLIANCE
Salaries and Wages$4,000.00
 
STATUTORY EXPENDITURES
PERS$586,507.00
Social Security$230,902.00
PFRS$925,472.00
 
MUNICIPAL COURT
Salaries and Wages$4,712.00
Other Expenses$4,712.00
 
ROCKAWAY VALLEY REGIONAL SEWAGE AUTHORITY
Other Expenses$131,350.00
 
MORRIS TOWNSHIP—SEWER TREATMENT
Other Expenses$167,500.00
 
MORRIS COUNTY MUA—WATER SERVICES
Other Expenses$425,000.00
 
TOWNSHIP—CAPITAL OUTLAY
Engineering—DEP Closeout—Township Properties$30,000.00
 $8,062,381.00
 
DEBT SERVICE
Waste Water Trust Program—Principal$599,065.00
Waste Water Trust Program—Interest$56,770.00
Interest on Notes$15,800.00
Interest on Bonds$81,424.00

AA. Raffles

(1) Tricky Tray, Randolph PTA Council, March 5, 2010, 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. at the Skylands, 792 Route 10, Randolph

(2) Instant Power Raffle, Randolph PTA Council, March 5, 2010, 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. at the Skylands, 792 Route 10, Randolph

(3) On-Premise 50/50, Randolph PTA Council, March 5, 2010, 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. at the Skylands, 792 Route 10, Randolph

(4) Tricky Tray Instant, Randolph PTA Council, March 5, 2010, 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. at the Skylands, 792 Route 10, Randolph

(5) Casino Night, Mendham Borough Home School Association, March 20, 2010, 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at the Skylands, 792 Route 10, Randolph

(6) Off-Premise 50/50, Mountainview Road PTA, March 21, 2010, 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Skylands, 792 Route 10, Randolph

(7) Special Affairs Permit, St. Matthew the Apostle Parish, St. Patrick’s Day Dinner/Dance, March 13, 2010, 7:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at 335 Dover-Chester Road, Randolph

DISCUSSION ITEMS

A. Schedule Date—Long Term Goals and Objectives for Randolph

It was determined by the Council that long term goals and objectives for Randolph Township will be discussed at the meeting on January 21, 2010, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The Manager will carry all other Council business to January 28, 2010.

B. Schedule First Budget Work Session—Saturday

It was determined that the first Budget Worksession will take place on Saturday, February 20, 2010, beginning at 8:30 a.m. There will be a second Budget Worksession on Saturday, March 6, 2010, also beginning at 8:30 a.m. The Council Meeting scheduled for February 25, 2010, will reflect a change in the start time to 7:00 p.m. in order to answer any budget questions the Council may have.

C. Planning Board and Board of Adjustment

Manager Lovell stated that he has begun discussions with the staff on the concept of possibly combining the Planning Board and Board of Adjustment. He would like to assemble a committee which would include a Council member as well as the chair persons for the Planning Board and Board of Adjustment and the Township Attorney. He noted that the discussions are now just at the exploratory level.

Councilman Algeier volunteered to be a part of the committee.

D. Status Report on Shared Municipal Services Discussions:

(1) Animal Control

Manager Lovell reported that Randolph and Mendham are currently going through a lengthy process with Green Acres and trying to obtain permission to use the Seeing Eye facility in Mendham as a future animal shelter for the two towns. A Memorandum of Understanding has been prepared in anticipation of a shared services agreement. The highlights of the MOU include:

  • Randolph is host agency—our vehicles and our staff will be servicing the Mendhams
  • Randolph will respond to regular calls for service on weekdays
  • Emergency calls will be outside of the contract and Mendham will be charged for time and materials
  • Explanation of policy on euthanizing animals
  • Both Mendhams would pay $12,500.00 a year for services
  • Great opportunity for Friends of Randolph Pound to expand and pick up lots of new volunteers, especially if Seeing Eye gets up and running

Manager Lovell asked the Council to review the Memorandum of Understanding and provide comments. He will prepare a shared services agreement. The Manager noted that Mendham would like to begin these services by March 1.

(2) Health and Construction Code

Manager Lovell met with the Manager of Roxbury where there was a discussion of contracting with Pequannack for health services and it was determined that neither Roxbury nor Randolph are interested in pursuing that alternative. Both towns would like to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding at this point leading to a shared services agreement later in the year and plans to begin shared services on January 1, 2011.

(3) Police Share Grant

Manager Lovell reported that Mendham Township would like to join Randolph in submitting shared grant applications to the state in anticipation of merging their police department with Randolph. The Manager noted that this is a long process. Grant proceeds would be used to assist in determining if such a merger can be achieved.

Manager Lovell asked that Council consider all three items and be prepared to act on all three when they appear on a consent agenda next week.

E. Land Conservancy—Donation of Block 81, Lot 29.31, on Wilkeshire

Manager Lovell reported that the Morris Land Conservancy would like to donate a parcel of land on Wilkeshire Boulevard to Randolph Township. There would be no charge to Randolph for this parcel. The tract is not developable and the Manager does not see a problem with accepting this donation of land.

APPOINTMENTS

(1) Lesly Kurian—Student Member—Parks Committee

Councilman Napoliello nominated Lesly Kurian as a Student Member on the Parks Committee. Councilman Metz seconded the nomination, and the following roll call vote was taken:

AYES:
Councilman Algeier
Councilman Metz
Councilman Napoliello
Councilman Obremski
Councilwoman Price
Deputy Mayor Mitsch
Mayor Alpert

NAYS: None

(2) Robert Waite—Recreation Committee

Councilman Obremski nominated Robert Waite as a member of the Recreation Committee. Councilman Napoliello seconded the nomination, and the following roll call vote was taken:

AYES:
Councilman Algeier
Councilman Metz
Councilman Napoliello
Councilman Obremski
Councilwoman Price
Deputy Mayor Mitsch
Mayor Alpert

NAYS: None

OPEN TO PUBLIC

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

COUNCIL AND MANAGER COMMENTS

Councilman Napoliello attended a meeting with the FRAC (Freight Railroad Advisory Committee) where they discussed the Chester branch. The project will require a tremendous amount of work but it is anticipated they will be complete by the end of 2010. Their next meeting is in April.

Councilwoman Price commented that she believes Randolph is making good progress toward shared services with other communities.

Mrs. Luciani, the Township Clerk, reported that she conducted a customer service class for Town Hall employees with assistance from the County College of Morris. The class was well received and well taught.

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
b. Litigation: Thorne v. Randolph

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 Metz made a motion to move into Executive Session at 9:15 p.m. Deputy Mayor Mitsch seconded the motion, and the following roll call vote was taken:

AYES:
Councilman Algeier
Councilman Metz
Councilman Napoliello
Councilman Obremski
Councilwoman Price
Deputy Mayor Mitsch
Mayor Alpert

NAYS: None

Councilman Metz made a motion to return to Open Session at 9:30 p.m. Councilwoman Price seconded the motion, and the following roll call vote was taken:

AYES:
Councilman Algeier
Councilman Metz
Councilman Napoliello
Councilman Obremski
Councilwoman Price
Deputy Mayor Mitsch
Mayor Alpert

NAYS: None

THORNE V. RANDOLPH

Councilman Metz made a motion to authorize the Township Manager to accept the terms of the settlement. Councilwoman Price seconded the motion, and the following roll call vote was taken:

AYES:
Councilman Metz
Councilman Napoliello
Councilman Obremski
Councilwoman Price
Deputy Mayor Mitsch
Mayor Alpert

NAYS: None

ABSTAIN: Councilman Algeier

ADJOURNMENT

The Mayor adjourned the meeting at 9:35 p.m.

_____________________________
Donna Marie Luciani
Township Clerk