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Minutes: January 5, 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 on the Municipal Bulletin Board in the Municipal Building and by filing notice of the meeting with the Township Clerk and providing notice of the meeting to those persons or entities requesting notification and also by notifying the Morris County Daily Record and the Randolph Reporter on January 3, 2005 by faxing them the annual resolution adopted by the Council on January 1, 2005. The annual resolution, which included this meeting date, was advertised in the Randolph Reporter and the Morris County Daily Record, the official newspapers of the Township of Randolph on January 6, 2005.

PRESENT:
Councilman Huston
Councilman Manning (arrived at 8:10 p.m.)
Councilwoman Mitsch
Councilman Napoliello
Councilwoman Price
Deputy Mayor Obremski
Mayor Algeier

ABSENT: None

Also Present: Township Manager Lovell and Township Attorney Edward Buzak

Mayor Algeier led the Pledge of Allegiance.

SWEARING IN CEREMONY - NEW POLICE OFFICERS

James Cacciabeve, Jason Gould and Michael Kavanaugh were sworn in by the Acting Township Clerk as Randolph Township Police Officers.

Chris Burans was sworn in by the Acting Township Clerk as a Special Officer - Class II.

PROCLAMATION

Mayor Algeier read a proclamation proclaiming January as Crime Stoppers Month in Randolph and presented the proclamation to the Chief of Police, Dean Kazaba.

WHEREAS, January has been recognized as Crime Stoppers Month around the world since 1986; and

WHEREAS, the concept of Crime Stoppers was originated by a detective in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 1976 and today there are more than 1,200 programs operating in some 20 countries. We are also pleased to advise that 2006 marks the 30th anniversary of Crime Stoppers International and the 20th anniversary of the Morris County Sheriff’s Crime Stoppers program; and

WHEREAS, this program has been responsible for the recovery of a great amount of stolen property and the seizure of millions of dollars in illicit drugs, as well as the arrest of more than 1,000 individuals and the solution of more than 500 cases since its inception; and

WHEREAS, Crime Stoppers is a partnership between the police, the community, and the media and requires recognition and support from all levels of government to ensure the program can continue the level of success that has been achieved through the years.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Gary Algeier, Mayor, do hereby proclaim the month of January 2006 as Crime Stoppers Month in Randolph Township, Morris County, New Jersey.

PRESENTATION - LIBRARY COMMITTEE

Adrianna Baudry, President of the Randolph Library Board, stated that the Board requested to meet with the Council to revisit one of their long standing goals. Ms. Baudry introduced many members of the Library Committee in attendance and introduced David DiFusco, the Chairperson of the Library Committee.

Mr. DiFusco presented what the Committee has been doing and where they currently stand with plans for the new library. Mr. DiFusco explained that the Library is requesting formal designation of the property on Millbrook Avenue adjacent to the Municipal Building in anticipation of a non-binding referendum question in November 2006 supporting construction for the new library on this site. Mr. DiFusco stated that with this formal designation the Library Committee will modify the original architectural plans from a one story building to a two story building plan so that the pool and library could be located on the same site.

Mr. DiFusco and Anita Freeman, Director of the Randolph Township Library, explained the conditions of the current library along with the use of the library with the public and special programs.

Councilman Napoliello asked Mr. DiFusco if there was a back-up plan should the referendum fail to pass.

Mr. DiFusco stated that it would provide the Committee with guidance. The Committee does not really know what the Randolph residents want and the referendum will provide those answers. If the referendum does fail and the residents make it clear that they do not want a new building, then the Committee will look into what could be done with the existing Library with no meaningful expansion on the site.

Councilwoman Mitsch asked if the Committee was planning on having focus groups as the Committee spreads the word throughout the community so that the chances of it passing are greater.

Mr. DiFusco stated that focus groups have been taking place.

Mayor Algeier stated that when the use of this property was discussed, the Pool Committee stated that this was the only possible location for the community pool. The Pool Committee stated at that time that they were not trying to displace the library but felt there was room for both.

Mr. DiFusco agreed with Mayor Algeier’s statement.

Mayor Algeier went on to say that the Council at that time requested the Township Manager and the Township Engineer to investigate if there was enough room for both and the answer was a clear yes with the assumption being that it would be a two story library.

Manager Lovell stated that that would be the only restriction.

Mayor Algeier stated that the library would be placed toward the front of the Millbrook property and the pool to the rear. Recently there was a group that represented both Committees that inspected the lot. Mayor Algeier asked Anita Freeman what the general consensus was regarding the use.

Ms. Freeman stated that the dividing line would be in the back by the Police Department, the back would be the pool property and the front would be available for parking and the library. Ms. Freeman stated that she did not know if the Pool Committee came back with any type of report but it was agreed that the space was adequate for both the pool and library.

Mayor Algeier stated his opinion that the Council has been working in this direction since the original report from the Pool Committee, which endorsed dual use of that site.

Councilman Huston stated that Mayor Algeier went to the Library Board and stated that they look at using an industrial building and suggested several properties as candidates.

Mayor Algeier disagreed with the statement made by Councilman Huston. Mayor Algeier stated that what he said was that the Committee was going to be asked by the community if they investigated other potential sites, and if they have not, then they probably should because they will be asked. Mayor Algeier asked Ms. Freeman if he quoted himself accurately.

Ms. Freeman agreed with Mayor Algeier’s statements.

Councilman Huston stated that his point was that Mayor Algeier was suggesting alternatives and that the issue was up in the air and should be further investigated before any decision was made about where to put the library.

Mayor Algeier stated that Councilman Huston was wrong regarding his remarks.

Councilman Huston asked Mayor Algeier what his position was on where the library should be if the referendum passed.

Mayor Algeier stated that his position on where the library should be if the referendum passes is behind the Municipal Building.

Councilman Huston stated that Mayor Algeier’s response was clear. He then made a motion stating that the Council commits to advise the Library that it can proceed with the expenditures of funds necessary to accomplish preliminary site and building design based on the assumption that if a referendum passes in 2006 that supports that plan, the Council would make available the property north of the Municipal Building on a dual use basis with the potential pool project.

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
Mayor Algeier

NAYS: None

COUNCIL AND MANAGER REPORTS

Councilman Huston distributed a calendar from the construction industry. He stated that he has heard the Mt. Freedom Golf Range is for sale and that he was encouraged by county officials to apply for another grant.

Manager Lovell commented that the Assistant Manager is already working on that issue. He also stated that he has been working with the Police Chief and new promotions will be announced very soon. Regarding the Mishkin property, the oil tank was discovered to have been leaking and acquisition will be delayed until clean-up is complete.

Assistant Manager Russo stated that he spoke with Mr. Howard regarding the Mt. Freedom Golf site and the Township’s interest in acquiring it. A meeting will be arranged to determine if an agreement can be reached.

OPEN TO PUBLIC

David Cameron, 46 West Hanover Avenue, requested an update on the Chabad situation and whether a court date has been set.

Manager Lovell responded that a court date has been rescheduled for February and will email the date to him. He informed Council that Chabad will no longer be allowed to hold Saturday morning minions on their premises as that would be a violation of the construction code. Summonses will be issued if it is determined they are violating the orders given to them by the Construction Official.

Manager Lovell commented on a picture that appeared in the Randolph Reporter with former Mayor Napoliello at a menorah lighting, which is an annual event at Town Hall. He received an email expressing concern that this was somehow a sign of support for the Chabad House. The Manager stressed that this is not a show of support for Chabad and that town mayors have been attending this ceremony in celebration of Chanukah for several years.

PUBLIC HEARING

A. Hearing, Soil Movement Application - Mt. Fern Methodist Church

Deputy Mayor Obremski recused himself from any discussion or vote on this issue and left the room.

During the public comment portion of the hearing, several residents from that area expressed concerns for the safety of the school children at bus stops on Quaker Church Road with trucks going back and forth from the site. It was determined that trucks would not be using Quaker Church Road.

After lengthy Council discussion, the application was approved with the following amendments: loading and unloading of equipment on-site only, the applicant will incur all the costs associated with traffic safety as recommended by the Police Chief, and the applicant will be bound by all soil movement related notes on the approved plans. It was also recommended by Councilman Huston that a date of June 15, 2006 be noted as a completion date, with the applicant being able to obtain an extension if necessary.

Councilman Manning made a motion to approve the application. Councilwoman Mitsch seconded the motion, and the following roll call vote was taken:

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

NAYS: None

RECUSED: Deputy Mayor Obremski

COMBINED ACTION RESOLUTIONS

Councilman Manning moved the Combined Action Resolutions. Councilwoman Price seconded the motion, and the following roll call vote was taken:

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

NAYS: None

ABSENT: Councilwoman Mitsch

A. Refunds/Adjustments Resolutions

(1) Refund Road Opening Cash Bond for 146 Dover Chester Road to Hebrew Academy - $300.00

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WHEREAS, on November 8, 2005, Engineering received and deposited with the Finance Department a check in the amount of $350.00 covering a road opening cash bond and inspection fee at 146 Dover Chester Road, Block 44, Lot 31, for the purpose of connecting to the storm manhole in the Township easement; 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 the Hebrew Academy, 146 Dover Chester Road, Randolph, NJ 07869.

(2) Refund Escrow for Block 199, Lot 36.12, to Michael Guadioso - $743.50

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WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Department received escrow funds from Michael Gaudioso for Block 199, Lot 36.12; 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 remaining escrow balance in the amount of $743.50 be refunded to Michael Gaudioso, 17 Old Wood Lane, Randolph, NJ 07869.

(3) Refund Escrow Balance for Block 184, Lots 1 and 1.02, to Baker Residential - $3,808.75 for Grecco Review

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WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Department received escrow funds from Baker Residential for Block 184, Lots 1 and 1.02; 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 remaining escrow balance in the amount of $3,808.75 be refunded to Baker Residential, 120 American Road, Morris Plains, NJ 07950.

(4) Refund Art Program Registration Fee to Laurie Galembo - $125.00

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WHEREAS, Laurie Galembo registered her child for the Art Program and paid a fee of $150.00; and

WHEREAS, due to an error when Mr. Galembo filled out the registration form Haley will not be able to attend the program and Laurie Galembo is requesting a refund.

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 John Van Brunt, Director of Parks, Recreation and Community Services, that the registration fee in the amount of $125.00 ($125.00 minus $25.00 processing fee) be refunded to Laurie Galembo, 2 Merchant Lane, Mendham, NJ 07945.

(5) Refund Randolph Romper’s Registration Fee to Maureen Zeman - $190.00

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WHEREAS, Maureen Zeman registered her child for the Romper’s Program and paid a fee of $215.00; and

WHEREAS, Ms. Zeman secured a full time job, requiring her child to be in a daycare situation and had to withdraw her child’s registration before school started.

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 John Van Brunt, Director of Parks, Recreation and Community Services, that the registration fee in the amount of $190.00 ($215.00 minus $25.00 processing fee) be refunded to Maureen Zeman, 12 Butternut Road, Randolph, NJ 07869.

(6) Release Performance Guarantee for Public Improvements for Block 116, Lot 13.2, (Jodilee Lane) to Randolph Woods - $14,733.84

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WHEREAS, Engineering has received a request from David Brooks of Randolph Woods, LLC, for the release of the performance guarantee for the public improvements associated with the Brandywine Court Extension constructed at the Randolph Woods Subdivision; and

WHEREAS, the performance guarantee consisted of an original cash bond in the amount of $14,733.84 which was received and deposited with the Finance Department on October 12, 1999; and

WHEREAS, the Developer was required to post a maintenance guarantee in the amount of $6,260.33 for a period of two years following the acceptance of the roadway. The roadway received final inspection in 2000 and the maintenance guarantee is hereby waived.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Randolph that the performance guarantee cash bond of $14,733.84, plus accrued interest, be released as recommended by the Township Engineer to Randolph Woods, LLC, 1200 Sunnyview Oval, Keasbey, NJ 08832.

(7) Release Performance Guarantee for Public Improvements for Block 116, Lot 13.2, (Brandywine) to Randolph Woods Including Cash Bond, Performance Bond #S02852 With Consent of Reduction

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WHEREAS, Engineering has received a request from David Brooks of Randolph Woods, LLC, for the release of the performance guarantee for the public improvements associated with the Brandywine Court Extension constructed at the Randolph Woods Subdivision; and

WHEREAS, the performance guarantee consisted of an original cash bond in the amount of $2,073.98 which was received and deposited with the Finance Department on July 16, 1996 and was reduced to $939.44 on March 20, 1997; and a Performance Bond, No. S03544, in the amount of $18,655.86 which was reduced with a Consent of Reduction in the amount of $8,455.00; and is filed with the Township Clerk’s office; and

WHEREAS, the Developer was required to post a maintenance guarantee in the amount of $5,609.39 for a period of two years following the acceptance of the roadway. The roadway received final inspection in 1997 and the maintenance guarantee is hereby waived.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Randolph, that the remaining cash bond of $939.44 and the original Performance Bond No. S.03544 in the amount of $18,655.86 along with the Consent of Reduction in the amount of $8,455.00 be released, as recommended by the Township Engineer, to Randolph Woods, LLC, 1200 Sunnyview Oval, Keasbey, NJ 08832.

(8) Release Performance Guarantee for Public Improvements for Block 116, Lot 13.2 (Millrand Estates) to Randolph Woods Including Cash Bond, Performance Bond #S02852 With Consent of Reduction

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WHEREAS, Engineering has received a request from David Brooks of Randolph Woods, LLC, for the release of the performance guarantee for the public improvements associated with the Brandywine Court Extension constructed at the Randolph Woods Subdivision; and

WHEREAS, the performance guarantee consisted of an original cash bond in the amount of $24,977.33 which was received and deposited with the Finance Department on March 3, 1995 and reduced to $6,339.27; and a Performance Bond, No. S02852, in the amount of $224,795.97, which was reduced with a Consent of Reduction in the amount of $67,438.79; and is filed with the Township Clerk’s office; and

WHEREAS, the Developer was required to post a maintenance guarantee in the amount of $31,221.66 for a period of two years following the acceptance of the roadway. The roadway received final inspection in 1997 and the maintenance guarantee is hereby waived.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Randolph that the remaining cash bond of $6,339.27, plus accrued interest, and the original Performance Bond No. S02852 in the amount of $224,795.97 along with the Consent of Reduction in the amount of $67,438.79 be released, as recommended by the Township Engineer, to Randolph Woods, LLC, 1200 Sunnyview Oval, Keasbey, NJ 08832.

(9) Authorizing a Refund With Respect to Block 101, Lot 3.02, 1206 Sussex Turnpike - $535.00

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WHEREAS, Block 101, Lot 3.01, 1206 Sussex Turnpike, SJC Builders, has over paid the water meter fee and M.I.U. fee and is entitled to a $535.00 refund; and

WHEREAS, after review of documentation with respect to the matter, the Township desires to refund the $535.00 to SJC Builders, 879 Route 10, Randolph, NJ 07869.

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

1. The Township authorizes and directs that the refund be issued to the Developer listed above in the amount shown.

2. The proper officers of the Township and its Finance Director are authorized and directed to effectuate the purposes of this Resolution, including amending the Water and Sewer Utility Departments records.

3. This Resolution shall take effect immediately.

(10) Refund Escrow for Block 74, Lot 3, to Glenn Jennisch for 12 West Elizabeth Drive - $811.00

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WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Department received escrow funds from Glenn Jennisch for Block 74, Lot 3, in the amount of $1,000.00; and

WHEREAS, this 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 in the amount of $811.00 be refunded to Glenn Jannisch, 12 West Elizabeth Drive, Randolph, NJ 07869.

(11) Refund Escrow for Block 48, Lot 3, to Andre Pizzo - $770.50

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WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Department received escrow funds from Roberta Rivinius for Block 48, Lot 3, in the amount of $1,000.00; and

WHEREAS, this 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 in the amount of $770.50 be refunded to Andre Pizzo, 1 Millstone Drive, Morris Plains, NJ 07950.

B. Solid Waste Agreement for Recycling with Zozzaro Brothers, Inc.

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WHEREAS, Zozzaro Brothers, Inc., of Clifton, New Jersey, is offering a four (4) year contract for the recycling of commingled containers; and

WHEREAS, Randolph Township wishes to enter into a contract with Zozzaro Brothers, Inc.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Randolph that the contract is hereby approved and the Mayor is authorized to sign the contract with Zozzaro Brothers, Inc., of Clifton, New Jersey, for a period of four (4) years.

C. Authorizing Randolph to Provide Rockaway Borough with Health Services for 2006

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WHEREAS, the Borough of Rockaway wishes to obtain Health Services of a technical and professional nature from the Township of Randolph; and

WHEREAS, both parties agree to abide by the provisions set forth in the Services Agreement, dated January 1, 2006.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and Council of the Township of Randolph do hereby approve the contract with the Borough of Rockaway.

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

D. Authorizing Randolph to Provide Rockaway Borough with Animal Control Services for 2006

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WHEREAS, the Borough of Rockaway 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, 2006.

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

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

E. Authorizing Execution of Kingland Preserve Grant and Revised Grant Agreement for the Alamatong Wellhead Properties

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WHEREAS, the Township of Randolph submitted an application to the County for financial assistance in fiscal year 2006 under the Morris County Open Space and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund for the Kingland Mountain project; and

WHEREAS, the Trust Fund Committee has reviewed said application and found it to be in conformance with the scope and the mission of the Trust Fund, and recommended to the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders that the project be awarded funding; and

WHEREAS, the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders confirmed the findings of the Trust Fund Committee and approved the project for funding in the amount of $350,000; and

WHEREAS, the County has drafted a grant agreement for execution, itemizing all the terms and conditions of said grant to be agreed upon by both parties.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Town Council of the Township of Randolph that the Mayor be authorized to sign the Morris County Open Space Grant Agreement for the Nitti Mountain Project.

F. 2006 Temporary Budget

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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 2006 budget) temporary appropriations be made for purposes and amount required in the manner and time therein provided; and

WHEREAS, the date of the resolution is within the first thirty days of January, 2006; and

WHEREAS, the total general appropriations in the 2005 Budget, exclusive of any appropriations made for Interest and Principal of Debt, Capital Improvements and Public Assistance is the sum of $25,239,788.00; and

WHEREAS, 26.25 percent of this total is the sum of $6,625,444.00.

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 $73,000.00
Other Expenses $10,000.00
  
MAYOR AND COUNCIL
Salaries and Wages $9,000.00
  
MUNICIPAL CLERK
Salaries and Wages $35,000.00
Other Expenses $10,000.00
  
FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION (Treasury)
Salaries and Wages $44,000.00
Other Expenses $7,000.00
  
AUDIT SERVICES
Other Expenses $21,000.00
  
COMPUTER DATA PROCESSING
Other Expenses $12,000.00
  
REVENUE ADMINISTRATION (Tax Collection)
Salaries and Wages $25,000.00
Other Expenses $1,000.00
  
TAX ASSESSMENT ADMINISTRATION
Salaries and Wages $32,000.00
Other Expenses $10,000.00
  
LEGAL SERVICES
Other Expenses $117,000.00
  
ENGINEERING SERVICES
Salaries and Wages $52,000.00
Other Expenses $2,000.00
  
PLANNING BOARD
Salaries and Wages $30,000.00
Other Expenses $15,000.00
  
ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT
Salaries and Wages $8,000.00
Other Expenses $10,000.00
  
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Other Expenses $112,000.00
  
WORKERS COMPENSATION INSURANCE
Other Expenses $141,000.00
  
EMPLOYEE GROUP INSURANCE
Other Expenses $796,000.00
  
POLICE DEPARTMENT
Salaries and Wages $1,010,000.00
Other Expenses $40,000.00
  
POLICE DISPATCH/911
Salaries and Wages $60,000.00
  
FIRE DEPARTMENT
Salaries and Wages $27,000.00
Other Expenses $45,000.00
  
AID TO VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANIES
Other Expenses $13,000.00
  
STREET AND ROAD MAINTENANCE
Salaries and Wages $215,000.00
Other Expenses $86,000.00
  
WATER AND SEWER
Salaries and Wages $232,000.00
Other Expenses $100,000.00
Electricity $10,000.00
Telephone $9,000.00
  
SOLID WASTE COLLECTION
Other Expenses $125,000.00
  
RECYCLING
Salaries and Wages $80,000.00
Other Expenses $50,000.00
  
BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS
Salaries and Wages $19,000.00
Other Expenses $50,000.00
  
VEHICLE MAINTENANCE
Salaries and Wages $60,000.00
Other Expenses $50,000.00
  
SNOW REMOVAL
Salaries and Wages $135,000.00
Other Expenses $176,000.00
  
PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES
Salaries and Wages $131,000.00
Other Expenses $5,000.00
  
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
Other Expenses $2,000.00
  
ANIMAL CONTROL SERVICES
Salaries and Wages $11,000.00
  
RECREATION SERVICES AND PROGRAMS
Salaries and Wages $158,000.00
Other Expenses $150,000.00
  
TEEN CENTER
Salaries and Wages $2,000.00
Other Expenses $2,000.00
  
MAINTENANCE OF PARKS
Salaries and Wages $110,000.00
Other Expenses $75,000.00
  
UTILITY EXPENSES
Electricity $31,000.00
Street Lighting $20,000.00
Telephone $41,000.00
Gas (Natural or Propane) $15,000.00
Fuel Oil $5,000.00
Gasoline $50,000.00
  
LANDFILL/SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL COSTS
Other Expenses $200,000.00
  
UNIFORM CONSTRUCTION CODE
Salaries and Wages $54,000.00
Other Expenses $3,000.00
Electrical Inspection $15,000.00
  
ACCUMULATED LEAVE COMPENSATION
Salaries and Wages $30,000.00
  
CELEBRATION OF PUBLIC EVENTS
Other Expenses $5,000.00
  
RANDOLPH CARES
Other Expenses $1,000.00
  
MUNICIPAL ALLIANCE
Other Expenses $3,000.00
  
STATUTORY EXPENDITURES
PERS $219,000.00
Social Security $150,000.00
PFRS $335,000.00
  
MUNICIPAL COURT
Salaries and Wages $59,000.00
Other Expenses $5,000.00
  
ROCKAWAY VALLEY REGIONAL SEWAGE AUTHORITY
Other Expenses $169,000.00
  
MORRIS TOWNSHIP - SEWER TREATMENT
Other Expenses $50,000.00
  
MORRIS COUNTY MUA - WATER SERVICES
Other Expenses $175,000.00
  
TOWNSHIP - CAPITAL OUTLAY
Police - Patrol Vehicles $150,000.00
  
WATER AND SEWER - CAPITAL OUTLAY
Water Meters $30,000.00
  $6,625,000.00
  
DEBT SERVICE
Waste Water Trust Program - Principal $536,000.00
Waste Water Trust Program - Interest $68,000.00
Interest on Bonds $66,645.00

G. Developer’s Agreement - Vigilante (Formerly Teklewolde), Block 137, Lot 24

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WHEREAS, Daniel P. Vigilante, (Owner) is the property owner of 292 Route 10 West in the Township of Randolph (Township) and more particularly described as Block 137, Lot 24, on the Official Tax Map of the Township of Randolph; and

WHEREAS, the Owner wishes to extend the sewer line from Iris Lane along Quaker Church Road to his property; and

WHEREAS, it is necessary for the Owner to enter into a Developer’s Agreement to extend the sewer service to his property; and

WHEREAS, the attorney representing the Owner has prepared a Developer’s Agreement which has been reviewed and approved by the Township Engineer; and

WHEREAS, the Township is desirous of entering into said Developer’s Agreement.

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

1. All the terms and conditions of a certain Agreement as to Sanitary Sewer Facilities by and among the Township of Randolph (Township) and Daniel P. Vigilante (Owner) dated January 5, 2006, are hereby approved, ratified and confirmed by the Township.

2. The Mayor and Township Clerk are hereby authorized and directed to execute said Agreement after execution thereof by the Owner and said officers, together will all other officers, employees and professional consultants of the Township, are hereby authorized and directed to take all steps necessary to effectuate the purposes of this resolution.

3. This resolution shall take effect immediately.

H. Award of Contract on Behalf of MCCPC on As-Needed Basis - Sports Clothing and Sporting Goods for 2006

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WHEREAS, the Township of Randolph authorizes an award of contract on behalf of the MCCPC to various vendors under Contract #20-A (Sporting Goods) for the year 2006; and

WHEREAS, bids have been advertised and received on October 24, 2005 for Contract #20-A (Sporting Goods) on behalf of the MCCPC in accordance with the “Local Public Contracts Law”; and

WHEREAS, the Township of Randolph has determined that the vendors noted below are the lowest responsible bidders meeting the specifications in Category G (Various Sports Clothing) of Contract #20-A (Sporting Goods) and should be awarded these specific items:

Metuchen Center: Items #4a, 4b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 12a, 14a, 14b, 17, 18, 20a, 20b, 21 and 24

Anaconda Sports: Items #10a, 10b, 11a, 11b and 12b

Triple Crown Sports: Items 15, 19, 26a(1), 26a(2), 26b(1), 26b(2), 26c(1), 26c(2), 27a(1), and 27a(2)

Cannon Sports: Item #16

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 item as noted.

FOP GRIEVANCE - OFFICER MELISSA BAILEY

Manager Lovell noted that the Officer Bailey requested a public hearing. Ms. Bailey was represented by Michael Herbert on behalf of the FOP Lodge, and Herbert Knapp on behalf of the Chief of Police. Officer Bailey filed a grievance after she was charged with sick time following an injury sustained during a vehicle stop. It is her contention that the injury is work related and that the hours charged for sick time should be returned to her.

Mayor Algeier stated, for the record, this is an open meeting requested by the FOP.

Mr. Herbert presented Officer Bailey’s position to the Council, followed by Mr. Knapp who presented Chief Kazaba’s position. Following both presentations, a tape recording of Officer Bailey calling in twice following her injury was played for the Council.

Council discussion followed.

Mr. Knapp suggested the Council vote by either denying the grievance, which would side with the Police Chief, or granting the grievance, siding with Officer Bailey. He also noted that this case will proceed to Workman’s Compensation court where a final determination will be made on this grievance.

Councilman Huston made a motion to poll the Council on either granting or denying the grievance, with the majority carrying the vote. Councilwoman Price seconded the motion, and the following poll was taken:

GRANTED:
Councilman Huston
Councilwoman Mitsch
Councilman Napoliello
Councilwoman Price
Deputy Mayor Obremski

DENIED:
Councilman Manning
Mayor Algeier

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 this meeting.

2. The general nature of the subject matter to be discussed is as follows:
a. Westminster v. Randolph/Morris
b. Land Acquisiton - Kingland

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.

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

NAYS:
Councilman Manning
Mayor Algeier

Councilman Napoliello made a motion to go back into Open Session.

SET COUNCIL MEETING DATES

Manager Lovell stated that the Board of Education would like to present their proposed budget to the Council on March 2, so he recommends starting the meeting at 7:30 p.m. that evening.

Councilman Huston asked that the December 14 meeting be changed to December 19. He has a conflict with May 18 and will be vacationing for July 6

Deputy Mayor Obremski will be vacationing on July 27 and August 3.

Mayor Algeier summarized the changes to the Meeting Dates Resolution as changing the start time for the March 2 meeting to 7:30 p.m. and adding a meeting on December 19.

Councilman Napoliello made a motion approving the Meeting Resolution as amended. 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

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

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

1. The regular meetings of the Township Council for the Township of Randolph to discuss or act upon public business during the calendar year 2006 will be held on Thursdays (in some instances on Tuesdays) on the dates listed below. Regular meetings and work session meetings are scheduled to begin at 8:00 p.m. prevailing time. The public is invited to attend work sessions, but there is no public participation except at the beginning of the meeting during the “Open To The Public” portion of the agenda. Final action may or may not be taken at all scheduled meetings which are held at the Randolph Township Municipal Building, 502 Millbrook Avenue, Randolph, New Jersey, on the following dates:

WORK SESSIONS (8:00 P.M.) REGULAR MEETINGS (8:00 P.M.)
February 23
March 30
April 27
May 25
June 29
July 27
August 31
September 28
October 26
November 30
December 28
January 25, 2007
February 2, 16
March 2 (7:30 p.m.); March 16 (8:00 p.m.)
April 6, 20
May 4, 18
June 1, 15
July 6
August 3
September 7, 21
October 5, 19
November 2
December 7, 19

Reorganization Meeting, Monday,
Jan. 1, 2007 at 1:00 p.m.

January 4 and 18, 2007

2. Certified copies of this said Resolution shall, within seven days of its adoption, be mailed to the Morris County Daily Record, the official newspaper designated by the Randolph Township Council, and to the Randolph Reporter.

3. A certified copy of this said Resolution shall also be maintained throughout the year 2006 on the bulletin board located immediately adjacent to the Municipal Clerk’s Office in the main hallway of the Municipal Building.

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

COUNCIL COMMENTS

Councilman Napoliello nominated Sunita Mathur to be re-appointed to the Community Services Committee.

Hearing no further nominations, 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

Councilman Huston asked what would happen if, under the Shongum Lake Property Owners’ Association agreement, a property owner assessed for the dam repair was found to not have lake rights and therefore not be liable for the assessment and a shortfall occur.

Manager Lovell responded that any shortfall is to be made up by the Property Owners’ Association. Language relating to this shortfall issue is very clearly stated in the proposed agreement document. The attorney representing the SLPOA is undergoing title searches possibly in question at this time.

Councilwoman Mitsch stated that she could not be liaison to the Open Space Committee since their meetings coincide with Planning Board meetings.

Councilman Napoliello commented that he would be liaison to the Open Space Committee.

Manager Lovell asked the Council to be cognizant of the fact that Nitti is going before the Planning Board this month, which is significant from an open space perspective. Upon approval by the Planning Board, he will immediately enter into negotiations to purchase several lots, as previously discussed, along the ridge line.

ADJOURNMENT

Mayor Algeier adjourned the meeting at 11:50 p.m.

Donna Marie Luciani
Acting Township Clerk