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Minutes: May 3, 2007

A regular meeting of the Randolph Township Council was called to order at 8:00 p.m. by Mayor Obremski. This meeting is held pursuant to the New Jersey Open Public Meetings Act. Adequate notice of the meeting has been provided by posting written notice of the time, date, location and, to the extent known, the agenda of the meeting in Randolph Township. This notice was posted on the Bulletin Board within Town Hall, it was filed with the Township Clerk, and it was provided to those persons or entities requesting notification. Notice was also provided to the Morris County Daily Record and the Randolph Reporter on January 5, 2007, by emailing them the annual resolution adopted by the Council on January 4, 2007. The annual resolution, which included this meeting date, was advertised in the Morris County Daily Record, the official newspaper of the Township of Randolph, and in the Randolph Reporter on January 11, 2007.

PRESENT:
Councilman Algeier
Councilman Alpert
Councilman Metz
Councilman Napoliello
Councilwoman Price (arrived 8:10 p.m.)
Deputy Mayor Mitsch (arrived 8:40 p.m.)
Mayor Obremski

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

Mayor Obremski recognized the boy scouts in attendance in observance of Government Day and asked that they lead the Pledge of Allegiance.

APPROVAL OF EXECUTIVE MINUTES FOR MARCH 29, 2007 MEETING

Councilman Algeier made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Councilman Alpert seconded the motion, and the following roll call vote was taken:

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

NAYS: None

ABSENT: Councilwoman Price
Deputy Mayor Mitsch

OPEN TO PUBLIC

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

COUNCIL AND MANAGER REPORTS

Councilman Algeier attended the sixth annual Morris County Preparedness Conference along with Assistant Manager Russo and found it to be extremely interesting.

Councilman Metz attended the Traffic Advisory Committee Meeting where there was discussion concerning traffic at the high school during dismissal. The Traffic Committee will meet with the police chief and the board of education to review the process of directing traffic.

Councilwoman Price noted that Spring Clean-Up will be on May 7 and the Kiwanis Club will have a group participating.

Mayor Obremski will be attending the New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Conference in Atlantic City. He will also be attending the first annual Randolph High School Alumni Hall of Fame Dinner on May 4, 2007.

Councilman Algeier asked that the mayor extend his regrets for not attending the Hall of Fame Dinner as he will be out of town that evening.

Mayor Obremski reported that May 6 will be the first Stroll, Roll or Run event at 1:00 p.m. and invited all in attendance to join him.

Manager Lovell noted that he will be on vacation next week but will be available by cell phone.

PUBLIC HEARING AND ADOPTION OF 2007 MUNICIPAL BUDGET

Manager Lovell summarized the budget process and reported that Trenton has approved this year’s budget so the Council can go forward with adoption of the 2007 budget. He reiterated that the staff and Council are fiscally responsible and Randolph maintains a strong financial position as one of only seven towns out of 550 in New Jersey that enjoys a AA+ or better bond rating. The Manager then read the following resolution into the record:

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BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Randolph, County of Morris, that the budget hereinbefore set forth is hereby adopted and shall constitute an appropriation for the purposes stated of the sums therein set forth as appropriations, and authorization of the amount of:

(a) $15,387,413.00 for municipal purposes
(d) $580,951.00 Open Space, Farmland and Historic Preservation Trust Fund Levy
(e) $290,475.00 Municipal Recreation Trust Fund Levy

Summary of Revenues
1. General Revenues 
Surplus Anticipated$3,482.000.00
Miscellaneous Revenues Anticipated$13,217.332.00
Receipts from Delinquent Taxes$800,000.00
2. Amount to be Raised by Taxation for Municipal Purposes$15,387,413.00
Total Revenues$32,886,745.00
 
Summary of Appropriations
5. General Appropriations 
Within “CAPS” 
(a & b) Operations Including Contingent$19,856,533.57
(e) Deferred Charges and Statutory Expenditures—Municipal$595,000.00
Excluded from “CAPS” 
(a) Operations—Total Operations Excluded from “CAPS”$5,846,618.43
(c) Capital Improvements$811,000.00
(d) Municipal Debt Service$2,990,447.00
(e) Deferred Charges—Municipal$174,000.00
(m) Reserve for Uncollected Taxes$2,613,146.00
Total Appropriations$32,886,745.00

IT IS HEREBY certified that the within budget is a true copy of the budget finally adopted by resolution of the Governing Body on the 3rd day of May, 2007. It is further certified that each item of revenue and appropriation is set forth in the same amount and by the same title as appeared in the 2007 approved budget and all amendments thereto, if any, which have been previously approved by the Director of Local Government Services.

At this time, the meeting was opened to the public for a hearing regarding the adoption of the 2007 municipal budget.

Judith Stewart, 114 Everdale Road, noted that she supports the budget, however she suggested trying to change a state law so that the local rescue squad would be allowed to bill for services used during an emergency call.

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

Councilman Algeier thanked Manager Lovell and Michael Soccio for their work on the budget and feels that Randolph is blessed to have people of this quality prepare the budget. As a resident of Randolph, he is affected by tax increases. The Councilman noted that for years the state has been using money from the pension system that belonged to state and municipal workers, and now Randolph, as well as other towns throughout the state, have to suffer the consequences. While taxes are a part of everyone’s lives here, there are also many wonderful facilities enjoyed by our residents. He repeated that Randolph is one of seven towns out of 556 in the state that enjoys a AA+ or better rating, which is quite an accomplishment, and believes it is due in large part to the strong fiscal management provided by the staff and council, both past and present. The Councilman noted that the mission statement of Randolph says, in essence, that Randolph provide the best quality of services at the least possible cost, and he asked the Manager to read the official Randolph Mission Statement.

The Manager read the following: “The Randolph Township municipal organization strives to make the Township of Randolph the best it can be by providing effective governance, enhanced customer services, and excellent community facilities.”

Councilman Algeier stated that he will vote in support of the budget, not because he’s happy about a tax increase, but because he believes it is best for the long term for Randolph.

Councilman Napoliello noted that he was one of the most critical members of the Council regarding the budget and tried very hard to cut it back. After discussions with the Chief Financial Officer, for whom he has a great deal of respect, he determined that any cuts would affect the quality of life in Randolph and he didn’t want to do that. He will vote in support of the budget.

Councilman Alpert thanked the Manager and Finance Director for the work they did on the budget. He believes the budget is lean and any cuts would have affected services.

Mayor Obremski noted that at a legislative breakfast he attended, a senator referred to the raid on the pension system as a “re-allocation of state assets.” He believes at the local level the Council has done their best to ensure the quality of life and the services the residents have come to expect. He will vote in favor of the budget.

Deputy Mayor Mitsch made a motion to adopt the 2007 budget. Councilman Algeier seconded the motion, and the following roll call vote was taken:

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

NAYS: None

ORDINANCES

A. Second Reading and Public Hearing

(1) Ordinance #04-07: Ratifying a Revised Agreement Between the Township of Randolph and the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority for the Provision of Water—Carried From April 19, 2007

Manager Lovell asked that the ordinance be carried to June 7, 2007.

Councilman Metz made a motion to carry the ordinance to June 7, 2007. Deputy Mayor Mitsch seconded the motion, and the following roll call vote was taken:

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

NAYS: None

(2) Ordinance #08-07: Amending Fee Schedule—Skate Park

Manager Lovell noted that this ordinance will modify the fee schedule for the skate park by implementing a lifetime registration fee of $15.00 for residents and non-residents.

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

The meeting was opened to the public for hearing. Seeing no one from the public, the public portion was closed.

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

Councilman Napoliello made a motion to adopt the ordinance. Deputy Mayor Mitsch seconded the motion, and the following roll call vote was taken:

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

NAYS: Councilman Algeier

Councilman Algeier stated that, although he understands the reasons for the ordinance, he disagrees and feels the problems should be addressed in a different way.

(3) Ordinance #09-07: Amending Land Development Ordinance—OL Zone Standards and Zoning Map Changes

Manager Lovell stated that this ordinance was recommended by the staff, that this ordinance will protect the township long term against litigation, and then summarized the details of the ordinance.

BE IT RESOLVED that an Ordinance entitled “AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE LAND DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF RANDOLPH, MORRIS COUNTY, NEW JERSEY, TO MODIFY THE MINIMUM TRACT SIZE AND CONTINUOUS FRONTAGE REQUIREMENTS IN THE OL OFFICE LABORATORY DISTRICT; TO REZONE CERTAIN PROPERTIES; AND TO MAKE VARIOUS OTHER AMENDMENTS TO MAKE THE ORDINANCE INTERNALLY CONSISTENT” be read by title on second reading and a hearing held thereon.

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

BE IT RESOLVED that an Ordinance entitled “AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE LAND DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF RANDOLPH, MORRIS COUNTY, NEW JERSEY, TO MODIFY THE MINIMUM TRACT SIZE AND CONTINUOUS FRONTAGE REQUIREMENTS IN THE OL OFFICE LABORATORY DISTRICT; TO REZONE CERTAIN PROPERTIES; AND TO MAKE VARIOUS OTHER AMENDMENTS TO MAKE THE ORDINANCE INTERNALLY CONSISTENT” be passed on final reading and that a Notice of Final Passage of said Ordinance be published in the official designated newspaper according to law.

Councilman Algeier made a motion to adopt the ordinance. Councilman Alpert seconded the motion, and the following roll call vote was taken:

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

NAYS: None

(4) Ordinance #12-07: Requiring Water Conservation Measures for all Properties Served by Public Water Systems

Manager Lovell explained that this ordinance addresses adopting an odd/even schedule for lawn sprinkling in an effort to conserve water, which has become a very valuable resource.

BE IT RESOLVED that an Ordinance entitled “AN ORDINANCE SUPPLEMENTING CHAPTER 50, WATER AND SEWERS, OF THE REVISED ORDINANCES OF THE TOWNSHIP OF RANDOLPH, MORRIS COUNTY, NEW JERSEY, REQUIRING WATER CONSERVATION MEASURES FOR ALL PROPERTIES SERVED BY PUBLIC WATER SYSTEMS” be read by title on second reading and a hearing held thereon.

The meeting was opened to the public for comment.

Judith Stewart, 114 Everdale Road, noted that she would support an ordinance that restricts lawn watering to once a week instead of every other day.

Lee Whilden, 82 Radtke Road, asked if a second water tower has ever been built in Randolph.

Manager Lovell responded that no new water towers have been built within the last seven years. Randolph owns a water tank near Old Brookside Road and there is an MUA tank off of Sussex Turnpike.

Mrs. Whilden asked if water restrictions are imposed in Randolph during times of drought, about the usage of the Morristown and Dover-Chester well, and whether they can restrict their usage during times of drought.

The Manager responded that he has imposed water restrictions during his tenure during droughts. The greatest quantity of water we receive from the MUA is taken from the Allamatong and we have a contract through the MUA and Southeast Morris to take water through the Clyde Potts Reservoir if back-up is needed. Restrictions can be implemented if necessary.

Hearing no further comments, the public portion was closed.

BE IT RESOLVED that an Ordinance entitled “AN ORDINANCE SUPPLEMENTING CHAPTER 50, WATER AND SEWERS, OF THE REVISED ORDINANCES OF THE TOWNSHIP OF RANDOLPH, MORRIS COUNTY, NEW JERSEY, REQUIRING WATER CONSERVATION MEASURES FOR ALL PROPERTIES SERVED BY PUBLIC WATER SYSTEMS” be passed on final reading and that a Notice of Final Passage of said Ordinance be published in the official designated newspaper according to law.

Councilman Algeier explained that the odd/even watering restriction is not intended to encourage people to water their lawns every other day, however, the ordinance can always be tweaked if found to not be effective.

Councilman Alpert made a motion to adopt the ordinance. Councilwoman Price seconded the motion, and the following roll call vote was taken:

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

NAYS: None

B. Introduction

(1) Amending Salary and Wage Ordinance

Manager Lovell noted that the ordinance should be amended to reflect an increase in the municipal judge’s salary by 3.9 percent.

BE IT RESOLVED that an Ordinance entitled “AN ORDINANCE TO PROVIDE AND DETERMINE THE RANGE OF COMPENSATION FOR SPECIFIED OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES IN THE TOWNSHIP OF RANDOLPH” be introduced and 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 7th of June, 2007, at 8:00 p.m. 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 with the Notice of Introduction thereof in the official designated newspaper according to law.

Councilman Algeier stated that the judge does a fine job.

Deputy Mayor Mitsch made a motion to introduce the ordinance as amended to reflect the increase in the judge’s salary. Councilman Metz seconded the motion, and the following roll call vote was taken:

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

NAYS: None

(2) 2007 Capital Ordinance—Appropriating $791,000.00 for Road Overlay, Heistein Park Trail, Park Improvements, Mobile Data Terminals

Manager Lovell noted that the lion’s share of this appropriation will be used for road overlays this year.

BE IT RESOLVED that an Ordinance entitled “AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF RANDOLPH PROVIDING FOR VARIOUS 2007 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS APPROPRIATING $791,000.00, THEREFORE, INCLUDING $566,000.00 FROM THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND; $135,000.00 FROM THE NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION; $10,000.00 FROM THE RECREATION DEVELOPMENT AND REDEVELOPMENT TRUST FUND; $30,000.00 FROM THE RESERVE FOR IN LIEU OF TRAILS/SIDEWALKS; AND $50,000.00 FROM CAPITAL SURPLUS” be introduced and 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 7th of June, 2007, at 8:00 p.m. 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 with the Notice of Introduction thereof in the official designated newspaper according to law.

Deputy Mayor Mitsch made a motion to introduce the ordinance. Councilman Alpert seconded the motion, and the following roll call vote was taken:

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

NAYS: None

(3) 2007 Bond Ordinance Appropriating $580,000.00 Fire Equipment, DPW Equipment, Park Equipment, Network Data Center Improvement

Manager Lovell noted that money is built into this ordinance that will be matched with a $225,000.00 federal grant for breathing apparatus for the fire fighters. He thanked Mark Forstenhausler and Congressman Rodney Freylinghuysen for their assistance in procuring these funds for Randolph.

BE IT RESOLVED that an Ordinance entitled “BOND ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR VARIOUS CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS BY THE TOWNSHIP OF RANDOLPH IN THE COUNTY OF MORRIS, NEW JERSEY, APPROPRIATING THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $580,000.00 THEREFORE, AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $350,000.00 BONDS OR NOTES OF THE TOWNSHIP TO FINANCE PART OF THE COST THEREOF” be introduced and 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 7th of June, 2007, at 8:00 p.m. 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 with the Notice of Introduction thereof in the official designated newspaper according to law.

Deputy Mayor Mitsch made a motion to introduce the ordinance. Councilwoman Price seconded the motion, and the following roll call vote was taken:

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

NAYS: None

(4) Amending Chapter 48, Traffic and Vehicles to Conform With NJDOT Reference Requirements

Manager Lovell stated that this was a very significant project undertaken by the Township Attorney’s staff in concert with our traffic safety official to bring the code books in line with requirements of the NJ DOT.

BE IT RESOLVED that an Ordinance entitled “AN ORDINANCE CHANGING THE CHAPTER AND SECTION NUMBERS OF, AND AMENDING SECTIONS 48-51, 48-52, 48-72, 48-73, 48-132, 48-371 AND 48-476 OF CHAPTER 48, TRAFFIC AND VEHICLES, OF THE REVISED ORDINANCES OF THE TOWNSHIP OF RANDOLPH, MORRIS COUNTY, NEW JERSEY” be introduced and 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 7th of June, 2007, at 8:00 p.m. 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 with the Notice of Introduction thereof in the official designated newspaper according to law.

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

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

NAYS: None

(5) Amendment to Article IX, Emergency Towing and Road Service to Conform with Public Bidding Contract Award

BE IT RESOLVED that an Ordinance entitled “AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE IX, EMERGENCY TOWING AND ROAD SERVICE, OF THE REVISED ORDINANCES OF THE TOWNSHIP OF RANDOLPH TO DELETE ALL OF ARTICLE IX DUE TO AN EXISTING CONTRACT FOR TOWING SERVICES” be introduced and 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 7th of June, 2007, at 8:00 p.m. 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 with the Notice of Introduction thereof in the official designated newspaper according to law.

Deputy Mayor Mitsch made a motion to introduce the ordinance. Councilman Napoliello seconded the motion, and the following roll call vote was taken:

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

NAYS: None

(6) Amending Chapter 2—Re-establishing the Police Matron Position

BE IT RESOLVED that an Ordinance entitled “AMENDING CHAPTER 2, ADMINISTRATION, DIVISION 10, DEPARTMENT OF POLICE AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, OF THE REVISED ORDINANCES OF THE TOWNSHIP OF RANDOLPH, MORRIS COUNTY, NEW JERSEY, BY THE ADDITION OF SECTION 2-332, POLICE MATRONS” be introduced and 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 7th of June, 2007, at 8:00 p.m. 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 with the Notice of Introduction thereof in the official designated newspaper according to law.

Manager Lovell stated that this ordinance will enable clerical employees as well as part time female employees in the police department to perform police matron duties when no female police officers are available. No new employee will be hired to fill this position.

Councilman Algeier made a motion to introduce the ordinance. Deputy Mayor Mitsch seconded the motion, and the following roll call vote was taken:

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

NAYS: None

(7) Amending the Land Development Ordinance—Rezoning Block 18, Lot 16, From I-1 to B-2

Manager Lovell noted that this ordinance, as previously discussed, will bring the property in line with the adjoining lot that is already zoned B-2.

BE IT RESOLVED that an Ordinance entitled “AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE LAND DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF RANDOLPH, MORRIS COUNTY, NEW JERSEY, TO REZONE BLOCK 18, LOT 16, ON THE OFFICIAL TAX MAP OF THE TOWNSHIP OF RANDOLPH FROM THE I-1 INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT ZONE TO THE B-2 REGIONAL BUSINESS DISTRICT ZONE” be introduced and 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 7th of June, 2007, at 8:00 p.m. 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 with the Notice of Introduction thereof in the official designated newspaper according to law.

Councilman Napoliello made a motion to introduce the ordinance. Councilwoman Price seconded the motion, and the following roll call vote was taken:

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

NAYS: None

(8) Amending the Land Development Ordinance—Changing a Portion of the PO/R Zone to R/PO

Manager Lovell stated that this ordinance covers significant rezoning issues recommended by the Planning Board and Board of Adjustment.

BE IT RESOLVED that an Ordinance entitled “AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE LAND DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF RANDOLPH, MORRIS COUNTY, NEW JERSEY, TO ADD A NEW ZONE ENTITLED THE R/PO RESIDENTIAL AND PROFESSIONAL OFFICE DISTRICT AND TO REZONE CERTAIN PROPERTIES” be introduced and 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 7th of June, 2007, at 8:00 p.m. 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 with the Notice of Introduction thereof in the official designated newspaper according to law.

Councilwoman Price asked if some of the applications that had been pending before the Board of Adjustment will be grandfathered with this ordinance.

Manager Lovell responded that some P/OR lots will remain unimpacted by this ordinance but he will check to see if the gentleman Councilwoman Price is referring to is impacted.

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

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

NAYS: None

COMBINED ACTION RESOLUTIONS

Deputy Mayor Mitsch asked about the liquor license status for Cerilli’s Restaurant.

Manager Lovell responded that it is now a pocket license and Cerilli’s is no longer operational in Randolph.

Deputy Mayor Mitsch made a motion to approve the Combined Action Items. Councilman Alpert seconded the motion, and the following roll call vote was taken:

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

NAYS: None

A. Refunds/Adjustments Resolutions

(1) Refund Outside Tax Sale Certificate #1837 for Block 121, Lot 66, to Lien Times, LLC

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WHEREAS, Outside Tax Sale Certificate #1837 held by Lien Times, L.L.C., assessed to Violet Taylor, Block 121, Lot 66, 259 Washington Valley Road; and

WHEREAS, the above mentioned Tax Sale Certificate has been redeemed through the Tax Collector, including principal and interest in the amount of $34,933.19 and premium in the amount of $16,100.00.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Randolph, County of Morris, that the Treasurer be instructed to refund $51,033.19 to Lien Times, L.L.C., holder of Tax Sale Certificate #1837.

(2) Release Outside Tax Sale Certificate #1851 for Block 137, Lot 17.01, to R. Rothman

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WHEREAS, Outside Tax Sale Certificate #1851 held by R. Rothman, assessed to George/Nancy Lucas, Block 137, Lot 17.01, 67 Quaker Church Road; and

WHEREAS, the above mentioned Tax Sale Certificate has been redeemed through the Tax Collector, including principal and interest in the amount of $36,522.88 and premium in the amount of $300.00.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Randolph, County of Morris, that the Treasurer be instructed to refund $36,822.88 to R. Rothman, holder of Tax Sale Certificate #1851.

(3) Refund Road Opening Cash Bond for 11 Longview Avenue to Mr. & Mrs. Keigher—$300.00

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WHEREAS, on November 1, 2006, Engineering received and deposited with the Finance Department a check in the amount of $300.00 covering a road opening cash bond for the purpose of installing water service for 11 Longview Ave., Block 82.02, Lot 20; and

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

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Randolph, County of Morris, State of New Jersey, that it is recommended by Carl J. Bressan, Township Engineer, that the cash bond in the amount of $300.00 be refunded to Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Keigher of 11 Longview Ave, Randolph, NJ, 07869.

(4) Release Tree Replacement Bond for Block 115, Lot 31.18, to Robert Halmke—$800.00

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WHEREAS, on April 1, 2005, the Planning & Zoning Department received and deposited with the Finance Department a check in the amount of $800.00 covering a tree replacement bond for 6 Edinburg Drive., Block 115, Lot 31.18; and

WHEREAS, the allotted time for replacement has expired and the applicant has replaced all trees.

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 $800.00 be refunded to Robert Helmke, 6 Edinburg Drive, Randolph, NJ 07869.

(5) Refund Escrow #28767 to Harbor Hills Day Camp for Block 49, Lot 30—$1,847.50

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WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Department received escrow funds from Harbor Hills Camp/Odyssey LLC for Block 49, Lot 30, Escrow Account #28767, in the amount of $2,000.00; 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 funds in the amount of $1,847.50 be refunded to Harbor Hills Day Camp, PO Box 515, 75 Doby Road, Mt. Freedom, NJ 07970.

(6) Refund Escrow #16871 to Harbor Hills Day Camp for Block 49, Lot 30—$2,000.00

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WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Department received escrow funds from Harbor Hills Camp/Odyssey LLC for Block 49, Lot 30, Escrow Account #16871, in the amount of $2,000.00; 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 funds in the amount of $2,000.00 be refunded to Harbor Hills Day Camp, PO Box 515, 75 Doby Road, Mt. Freedom, NJ 07970.

(7) Refund Escrow Funds for Police Detail to MCSSADA—$213.00

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

WHEREAS, the Detail work has been completed.

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

MCSSADA $213.00

(8) Refund Escrow Funds, Account #155811, for 117 Morris Turnpike—Block 86, Lot 86.01, to Brian Ough—$689.50

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WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Department received escrow funds from Brian Ough for Block 86, Lot 86.01, 117 Morris Turnpike, Escrow Account #155811, in the amount of $1,000.00; 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 funds in the amount of $689.50 be refunded to Brian Ough, 117 Morris Turnpike, Randolph, NJ 07869.

(9) Refund Escrow Funds, Account #155801, for 117 Morris Turnpike—Block 86, Lot 86.01

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WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Department received escrow funds from Brian Ough for Block 86, Lot 86.01, 117 Morris Turnpike, Escrow Account #155801, in the amount of $1,000.00; 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 funds in the amount of $770.50 be refunded to Brian Ough, 117 Morris Turnpike, Randolph, NJ 07869.

(10) Refund Escrow Funds, Account #23239, for Block 5, Lot 8, to Beta Realty Group—$72.11

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WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Department received escrow funds from Beta Realty Group, LLC, for Block 5, Lot 8, Escrow Account #23239; 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 funds in the amount of $72.11 plus accrued interest be refunded to Beta Realty Group, LLC, 101 East Main Street, Little Falls, NJ 07424, Attn: Brian Archibald.

B. Authorizing Use of MCCPC Contractors for Milling and Resurfacing of Morris Turnpike Using Grant From NJ Transportation Trust Fund

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WHEREAS, the Township has received an award of $135,000.00 from the New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund for milling and resurfacing of Morris Turnpike; and

WHEREAS, the Department of Transportation allows for townships to award contracts for such construction to firms which have previously been awarded contracts through a cooperative pricing council; and

WHEREAS, the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council annually awards such bids for paving construction in accordance with Chapter 40 of the Local Public Contracts Law; and

WHEREAS, Tilcon New York of Wharton, New Jersey, has been awarded the 2007 Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council contract for bituminous concrete paving and milling; and

WHEREAS, Campbell Foundry of Harrison, New Jersey, has been awarded the 2007 Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council contract for catch basins and manhole castings; and

WHEREAS, Denville Line Painting of Rockaway, New Jersey, has been awarded the 2007 Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council contract for traffic painting.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Council, Township of Randolph, County of Morris, State of New Jersey, that the Council hereby agrees and concurs with the award of contracts to Tilcon New York Incorporated, Campbell Foundry, and Denville Line Painting for the milling and resurfacing of Morris Turnpike in accordance with the regulations of the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

C. Authorizing an Award of Contract for 2007 Electrical Services to LB Electric Co., LLC

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WHEREAS, the Township of Randolph wishes to award a contract for 2007 Electrical Services as needed; and

WHEREAS, bids have been advertised and received in accordance with the “Local Public Contracts Law” on April 11, 2007; and

WHEREAS, the Township of Randolph has determined the low bidder to be LB Electric Co., LLC, Landing, New Jersey, at a cost of $72.21 per hour plus six percent markup on materials less than $100.00, five percent on materials more than $100.00, and six percent on equipment rentals.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Township Council, Township of Randolph, County of Morris, State of New Jersey, that a contract be awarded for 2007 Electrical Services to LB Electric Co., LLC, Landing, New Jersey, at a cost of $72.21 per hour plus six percent markup on materials less than $100.00, five percent on materials more than $100.00, and six percent on equipment rentals for the contract period May 1, 2007, through April 30, 2008, with an optional second year through April 30, 2009.

CERTIFICATION OF AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS

Dated: May 3, 2007

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 2007 Budget, Building and Grounds, Other Expense, to award a contract to LB Electric Co., LLC, for Electrical Services in the amount in accordance with their contract.

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Michael J. Soccio
Chief Financial Officer

D. Authorizing the Award of Electrical Subcode Inspection Services to Building Inspection Underwriters, Inc.

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WHEREAS, the Township of Randolph wishes to award a contract for Electrical Subcode Inspection Services for a three-year period from June 1, 2007, through May 31, 2010; and

WHEREAS, bids were received on April 18, 2007, in accordance with the Local Public Contracts Law; and

WHEREAS, one bid was received from Building Inspection Underwriters, Inc., Berlin, New Jersey, at a total of one hundred percent (100%) of subcode inspection fees.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Township Council, Township of Randolph, County of Morris, State of New Jersey, that a contract be awarded to Building Inspection Underwriters, Inc., Berlin, New Jersey, for Electrical Subcode Inspection Services for a three-year contract period from June 1, 2007, through May 31, 2010.

CERTIFICATION OF AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS

Dated: May 3, 2007

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 2007 Budget, Electrical Inspection, Other Expense , to award a contract to Building Inspection Underwriters, Inc. in the amount in accordance with their contract.

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Michael J. Soccio
Chief Financial Officer

E. Authorizing an Award of Contract for Fencing Materials and/or Installation to General Metal Mfg. Co. (GM Fence)

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WHEREAS, the Township of Randolph wishes to award a contract for Fencing Materials and/or Installation for the Township of Randolph for a period of one (1) year (April 1, 2007 - March 31, 2008); and

WHEREAS, bids have been advertised and received on April 11, 2007, in accordance with the “Local Public Contracts Law”; and

WHEREAS, fourteen (14) bid packets were mailed and one was received from General Metal Mfg. Co. (GM Fence), East Hanover, New Jersey.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Township Council, Township of Randolph, County of Morris, State of New Jersey, that the contract be awarded to General Metal Mfg. Co. (GM Fence) for supply and/or installation of fencing materials on an “as-needed basis” for the contract term April 1, 2007 - March 31, 2008.

CERTIFICATION OF AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS

Dated: May 3, 2007

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 2007 Budget, Building and Grounds, Other Expense, to award a contract to GM Fence for 2007 Fencing Materials in the amount in accordance with their contract.

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Michael J. Soccio
Chief Financial Officer

F. Off-Premise 50/50 Raffle, Friends of Employment Horizons on October 18, 2007, 9:30 p.m. at the Meadow Wood Manor, 410 Route 10 East, Randolph, NJ

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G. Approving Various Liquor Licenses

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BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Council of the Township of Randolph, Morris County, New Jersey, that the following applications for renewal of alcoholic beverage licenses for the respective premises hereinafter designated, for the 2007-2008 season commencing July 1, 2007 and ending June 30, 2008 be and the same are hereby granted. The fees being as hereinafter listed and the said applicants having complied with all requirements of the Statutes and Rules and Regulations of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control:

LICENSE NO.NAME OF LICENSELOCATIONFEE
1432-33-001-010Il Villaggio, Inc.
t/a An American Grill
246 Route #10
Randolph, NJ
$2,400
1432-33-002-005Villa Viola, LLC
t/a Romantico
399 Route #10
Randolph, NJ
$2,400
1432-33-004-008Caldoo, Inc.
t/a Cerilli’s
16 Old Brookside Rd.
Randolph, NJ
$2,400
1432-33-005-005Rillstell, Inc.
t/a Casa de Pasta
1438 Sussex Turnpike
Randolph, NJ
$2,400
1432-33-006-006VGJ, Inc.
t/a La Strada
1105 Route #10 East
Randolph, NJ
$2,400
1432-33-008-007Skyhil Corporation
t/a The Skylands
792 Route #10 West
Randolph, NJ
$2,400
1432-33-009-006Black River Barn, LLC
Black River Barn Restaurant
1178 Route #10 West
Randolph, NJ
$2,400
1432-33-010-005L & W Liquors, Inc.
t/a JT McQ’s
540 Route #10 West
Randolph, NJ
$2,400
1432-33-013-006Plaza 395 Associates, Inc.
t/a Pizza Pub
395 Dover-Chester Rd.
Randolph, NJ
$2,400
1432-33-015-006Ambelia, Inc.
t/a Randolph Diner
517 Route #10 East
Randolph, NJ
$2,400
1432-33-016-002James B. GreccoPocket License$2,400
1432-44-012-006MNE Trading, Inc.
t/a Bottle King Liquors
Wine King Liquors
Rt. 10 & S. Salem St.
Randolph, NJ
$1,900
1432-44-019-002Pappas Imports, LLC
t/a The Wine Cellar
Sussex Turnpike
Randolph, NJ
$1,900
1432-44-023-001Mt. Freedom BK, Inc.
c/o Larry LaScola
26 Ridge Road
Randolph, NJ
Pocket License$1,900
1432-33-018-007Aashirwad Palace, Inc.169 S. Salem Street
Randolph, NJ
$2,400
1432-33-014-004Windfall Management, Inc.
t/a Rosie’s Tatoria
1181 Sussex Turnpike
Randolph, NJ
$2,400

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Township Clerk be and is hereby ordered and directed to sign and issue said licenses in the name of the Township of Randolph and to deliver the same to the licensee when receipt is signed by the licensee or the authorized agent to the licensee.

H. Amendment to the 2007 Capital Budget

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WHEREAS, the Township of Randolph, County of Morris, New Jersey, desires to amend the 2007 Capital Budget of said municipality by inserting thereon or correcting the items therein as shown in such budget for the following reasons:

Various Capital Improvements

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

Amendment No. 1
Capital Budget of the Township of Randolph, New Jersey
Projects Scheduled for 2007

Methods of Financing
PurposeEstimated CostGeneral BondsCapital
Improvement
Fund
Var. Cap. Improvements$580,000.00$350,000.00$230,000.00

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that two certified copies of this resolution be filed with the Division of Local Government Services.

OPEN TO PUBLIC

Judith Stewart, 114 Everdale Road, asked why there are two prices for liquor licenses.

The Township Clerk responded that one price is for retail stores and the other price is for restaurant consumption.

Mrs. Stewart asked why the Animal Control Officer receives a lower salary than some secretaries in Town Hall, and that she has noticed in general that women in professional jobs receive lower pay than men holding professional jobs throughout the Township.

Manager Lovell responded that the Animal Control Officer is a member of a collective bargaining group who negotiates her salary.

Mrs. Stewart expressed disappointment about comments made by some members of the Council at an April 2 meeting regarding the Board of Education budget and outlined the spending policies of the school district. She would hope that the Council would be supportive of the Board of Education’s budget.

COUNCIL COMMENTS

Councilwoman Price stated that she was at the April 2 meeting and doesn’t believe the Council gave any impression that they don’t support the Board of Education budget. She wholeheartedly supports the school system and the job they do in educating the children.

Councilman Napoliello stated that he was also at the April 2 meeting, didn’t recall hearing any derogatory remarks about the Board of Education budget, and noted that he certainly supports the budget.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

There was no executive session.

ADJOURNMENT

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

Donna Marie Luciani
Township Clerk