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Minutes: May 3, 2018

A. OPENING OF REGULAR MEETING

1. Call to Order

A regular meeting of the Randolph Township Council was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Mayor Forstenhausler. 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 November 17, 2017 by emailing them the annual resolution adopted by the Council on October 10, 2017. The annual resolution, which included this meeting date, was advertised in the Randolph Reporter, the official newspaper of the Township of Randolph on November 23, 2017, and in the Daily Record on November 21, 2017.

2. Roll Call

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

ABSENT:
Councilman Napoliello
Councilman Tkacs

Also present: Township Manager Mountain, and Keli Gallo from the Buzak Law Group

3. Pledge of Allegiance

Mayor Forstenhausler led the Pledge of Allegiance.

B. PRESENTATIONS/PROCLAMATIONS

1. Proclamation—American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life

Mayor Forstenhausler presented the proclamation and read:

American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life

WHEREAS, Cancer is a group of diseases characterized by uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells which, if not controlled, can result in premature death; and

WHEREAS, Relay For Life is the signature event of the American Cancer Society, whose mission is to raise funds to improve cancer survival, decrease the incidence of cancer and improve the quality of life to cancer patients and their caregivers; and

WHEREAS, at Relay For Life events, communities in the United States and Across the globe come together to raise fund to help make a difference in the fight against cancer; and

WHEREAS, the Greater Morris County area residents will be joining 4 Million people in over 5,000 communities throughout the United States in organizing Relay For Life events to celebrate cancer survivors and remember loved ones who are no longer with us, and to raise much needed funds for the American Cancer Society’s research grants and programs to find cures and provide community and patient support programs to help those undergoing treatment; and

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by Mayor Mark H. Forstenhausler of the town of Randolph and on behalf of the Township Council, that they hereby support the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life programs and encourage all residents to participate in the Relay For Life event scheduled for Saturday May 5, 2018 at the Morristown Armory from 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM, to celebrate cancer survivors and remember loved ones who are no longer with us, and to help in raising funds to make a difference in the fight against cancer. Together we will find a cure.

Karen DeChristopher, from Relay For Life, thanked the Council for their many years of support. She explained that she has been participating in the event for 27 years; she further explained the reasons she participates each year as well as the statistics related to cancer.

C. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Judith Stewart of 114 Everdale Road explained that her daughter just passed away from cancer, and a sister who had breast cancer. She hopes there will soon be a cure.

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

D. MANAGER’S REPORT

Manager Mountain reported the following:

  • Update on the former K-Mart Plaza—he and Darren Carney met with David Steiger and his team to review the final plans for the upgrade of the plaza; it is being re-branded “140 Randolph Square.” The construction of the new facade for the store fronts is nearing completion. They will be before the Planning Board in June to seek approval for the new signs for the plaza, for both the store fronts and the new pylon sign out front. Mr. Steiger advised that a lease was signed by U-Shine, a children’s salon, for the former Payless Shoes space; a July opening is anticipated. Nearly all of the sub-tenant space has been filled. They continue to seek an anchor tenant(s); they are not opposed to dividing the large space. The Manager explained that he is working with the township’s Economic Development Committee to schedule a meeting with David Steiger and members of the Morris County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) to see if they can assist.
  • Part-time Zoning Officer—he reported that Karen Thomlinson left to take a full-time position. Marie Broughman will be the new Zoning Officer; she was formerly the Zoning Officer in Bridgewater Township. She will start in the coming week; she will also be working part-time.
  • Transoptions—he, Councilwoman Veech, and Darren Carney met with Dan Callis, the Director. It is a non-profit organization that provides programming and services for transportation for northwest New Jersey. They discussed surveying the Randolph community’s interest in public transportation, and trying to determine what opportunities might be available. Transoptions agreed to take the lead on the survey, and they will assist with the analysis. It is expected to take a couple of months. Since Transoptions is a non-profit, there is no cost to the township.
  • Morris County EDC Grant Program—they have established a grant program this year; it is available to towns that have Economic Development committees. Randolph is one of 12 in Morris County. It was decided at the last township EDC meeting that they would submit for funds to develop the EDC website. He explained that the Randolph Local website was upgraded and re-branded last year. The EDC feels strongly that in order to recruit businesses to the community, the township also needs an EDC website that markets the town and the opportunities within the township. The requested funds would be used for the website design, and a creative person, a consultant with experience in branding, and possibly an intern to gather the information. The grant is between $2,500 and $3,000.

Councilwoman Carey asked if there was any new information on Weis Market. Manager Mountain replied that they will be before the Planning Board on May 7th; they are moving forward and expect a mid-summer opening. They are also in the process of acquiring a liquor license to allow for a package store which will be located in some of the other vacant space in the center. The Manager reported that the tenants in the other spaces have assured the township that Weis Market will not negatively impact them.

E. COMBINED ACTION RESOLUTIONS

Item #4, Contract for on-site brush grinding—Councilman Guadagno asked if the tub grinder was now going to remain at the DPW site. Manager Mountain explained that it is only temporary.

1. Refund a Portion of $710.00 Registration Fee for Day Camp Trip Week and Summer Stages Program due to Unexpected Transportation Issue to Ed Stulak—$685.00

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WHEREAS, Ed Stulak registered his child for the Day Camp Trip Week program and the Summer Stages Program and paid the fee of $710.00; and

WHEREAS, his child will not be attending above camps due an unexpected change in his job whereas he will be unable to transport his child to camp.

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 Russ Newman, Director of Parks, Recreation and Community Services that $685.00 be refunded to Ed Stulak, 9 Meadowbrook Rd., Randolph, NJ 07869.

2. Requesting the Approval of Items of Revenue and Appropriations per NJSA 40A:4-87—Distracted Driving Crackdown Grant

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WHEREAS, NJSA 40A:4-87 provides that the Director of the Division of Local Government Services may approve the insertion of any special item of revenue in the budget of any county or municipality when such item has been made available by law and the amount was not determined at the time of the adoption of the budget; and

WHEREAS, the Director may also approve the insertion of an item of appropriation for an equal amount.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the Township of Randolph, in the County of Morris, New Jersey, hereby requests the Director of the Division of Local Government Services to approve the insertion of an item of revenue in the budget of the year 2018 in the sum of $6,600, which is now available from the FY 2018 Distracted Driving Crackdown Grant in the amount of $6,600.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the like sum of $6,600 is hereby appropriated in the 2018 budget under the caption Distracted Driving Crackdown Grant 2018; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the above is the result of funds from the State of New Jersey’s 2018 Distracted Driving Crackdown Grant in the amount of $6,600.

3. Authorizing Submission of a Supplemental Funding Application to the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders Stating that the Township will Provide a 50% Match in the Amount of $1,000.00 to the Municipal Alliance Committee (MAC)

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WHEREAS, the Randolph Township Municipal Alliance Committee (MAC) has submitted an application for Supplemental Funding to the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders; and

WHEREAS, MAC has requested the amount of $2,000.00; and

WHEREAS, in order to approve this funding, the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders requests that the Township provide a 50% match totaling $1,000.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and Council of the Township of Randolph do hereby agree that the Township will provide a 50% match in the amount of $1,000 to the Municipal Alliance Committee.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor is hereby authorized to sign the letter of May 4, 2018 certifying said action.

4. Awarding a Contract for On-Site Brush Grinding Services from July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019, with the Option to Extend to Jersey Mulch Products, LLC—Not to Exceed $23,000.00

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WHEREAS, the Township of Randolph advertised for the On-Site Brush Grinding Services project in accordance with Local Public Contracts Law and received bids on April 20, 2018; and

WHEREAS, 2 bids were received; and

WHEREAS, bids were received from the following in the order listed and for the bid prices shown:

JH Reid On-Site Recycling, Inc., South Plainfield, NJ
Grinding Services, Full Day Rate: $4,500,
Grinding Services, 1/2 Day Rate: $3,500; and

Jersey Mulch Products LLC, Towaco, NJ
Grinding Services, Full Day Rate: $4,190,
Grinding Services, 1/2 Day Rate: $2,990; and

WHEREAS, the Public Works Director and the Purchasing Agent recommend the award of the contract to Jersey Mulch Products LLC as the lowest responsive, responsible bidder; and

WHEREAS, the Township of Randolph desires to award a contract for the On-Site Brush Grinding Services for the period of July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 with the option to extend for one (1) two-year period or two (2) one-year periods at the same bid prices to Jersey Mulch Products LLC of Towaco, NJ for the not to exceed amount of $23,000 (per their bid proposal: Grinding Services, Full Day Rate: $4,190, Grinding Services, 1/2 Day Rate: $2,990); and

WHEREAS, the Finance Officer has certified to the availability of funds for this project from 02-213-41-750-300.

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 Jersey Mulch Products LLC of Towaco, NJ for the On-Site Brush Grinding Services project for the not to exceed amount of $23,000 (per their bid proposal: Grinding Services, Full Day Rate: $4,190, Grinding Services, 1/2 Day Rate: $2,990) for the period of July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 with the option to extend for one (1) two-year period or two (2) one-year periods at the same bid prices.

CERTIFICATION OF AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS

Dated: May 3, 2018

As required by N.J.S.A. 40A:4-57, N.J.A.C. 5:30-14.5, and any other applicable requirement, I, Darren Maloney, Director of Finance for the Township of Randolph, have ascertained that funds will be available in the Grant Fund, 2017 Recycling Tonnage Grant, to award a contract to Jersey Mulch Products for on-site brush grinding services, per its response to a bid solicitation by the township.

Darren Maloney
Chief Financial Officer
Budget Accounts: 02-213-41-750-300 (not to exceed $23,000)

5. Authorizing Award of MCCPC Contract 47—Water Meters—Data Recorders & Radio Frequency Meter Interface Units to Rio Supply, Inc and Core and Main

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WHEREAS, the Township of Randolph (“Township”) on behalf of the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council (“MCCPC”) sought bids for Contract #47 (Water Meters/Data Recorders & Radio Frequency Meter Interface Units); and

WHEREAS, bids had been advertised and received on April 19, 2018, in accordance with Local Public Contracts Law; and

WHEREAS, two (2) bids were received; and

WHEREAS, Contract #47 is awarded to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder per category; and

WHEREAS, there were no bids for Categories C and D; and

WHEREAS, the bids submitted by Rio Supply, Inc., in Sicklerville, New Jersey, and Core and Main in Edison, New Jersey, were the lowest responsive and responsible bidders for the items and prices shown on the attached Notification of Award for a one-year term.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Council, Township of Randolph, County of Morris, State of New Jersey, that the Township Council on behalf of the MCCPC hereby authorizes the award of Contract #47 (Water Meters/Data Recorders & Radio Frequency Meter Interface Units) to Rio Supply, Inc., and to Core and Main as noted above for the term July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019.

6. Authorizing Award of MCCPC Contract 43—Propane Gas to AmeriGas Propane, L.P.

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WHEREAS, the Township of Randolph (“Township”) on behalf of the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council (“MCCPC”) sought bids for Contract #43 (Propane Gas); and

WHEREAS, bids had been advertised and received on April 19, 2018, in accordance with Local Public Contracts Law; and

WHEREAS, one (1) bid was received; and

WHEREAS, the bid submitted by AmeriGas Propane, L.P. in Chester, New Jersey, was the lowest responsive and responsible bidder for the items and prices shown on the attached Notification of Award for a three-year term.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Council, Township of Randolph, County of Morris, State of New Jersey, that the Township Council on behalf of the MCCPC hereby authorizes the award of Contract #43 (Propane Gas) to AmeriGas Propane, L.P. as noted above for the term July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2021.

7. Authorizing Award of MCCPC Contract 51—Deer Carcass Removal & Disposal to Space Farms and Deer Carcass Removal Service

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WHEREAS, the Township of Randolph (“Township”) on behalf of the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council (“MCCPC”) sought bids for Contract #51 (Deer Carcass Removal & Disposal); and

WHEREAS, bids had been advertised and received on April 19, 2018, in accordance with Local Public Contracts Law; and

WHEREAS, two (2) bids were received; and

WHEREAS, Contract #51 is awarded to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder by county; and

WHEREAS, a tie bid was received for Union County and, as noted in the bid specifications, a name drawing was held on April 25, 2018, to determine the award for Union County; and

WHEREAS, the bid submitted by Space Farms, Inc. in Sussex, New Jersey, was the lowest responsive and responsible bidder for the counties and prices shown on the attached Notification of Award for a two-year term; and

WHEREAS, Deer Carcass Removal Service, LLC, (DCRS) in Cream Ridge, New Jersey, was the lowest responsive and responsible bidder for the counties and prices shown on the attached Notification of Award for a two-year term.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Council, Township of Randolph, County of Morris, State of New Jersey, that the Township Council on behalf of the MCCPC hereby authorizes the award of Contract #51 (Deer Carcass Removal & Disposal) to Space Farms and Deer Carcass Removal Service as noted above for the term July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2020.

8. Requesting the Approval of Items of Revenue and Appropriations per NJSA 40A:4-87—Local Arts Grant—$1,200.00

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WHEREAS, NJSA 40A:4-87 provides that the Director of the Division of Local Government Services may approve the insertion of any special item of revenue in the budget of any county or municipality when such item has been made available by law and the amount was not determined at the time of the adoption of the budget; and

WHEREAS, the Director may also approve the insertion an item of appropriation for an equal amount.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the Township of Randolph, in the County of Morris, New Jersey, hereby requests the Director of the Division of Local Government Services to approve the insertion of an item of revenue in the budget of the year 2018 in the sum of $1,200 which is now available from the Morris Arts—Local Arts Grant in the amount of $1,200; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the like sum of $1,200 is hereby appropriated in the 2018 budget under the caption Morris Arts—Local Arts Grant 2018 in the amount of $1,200; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the above is the result of funds from the Morris Arts organization in the amount of $1,200.

9. Refund a Portion of $990.00 Registration Fee for Teen Camp due to Unexpected Work Conflict to Cynthia Morriello—$890.00

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WHEREAS, Cynthia Morreillo registered her child for the Teen Camp program and paid the fee of $990.00; and

WHEREAS, her child will not be attending Teen Camp due to a work conflict.

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 Russ Newman, Director of Parks, Recreation and Community Services that $890.00 be refunded to Cynthia Morriello, 16 Arrowgate Drive, Randolph, NJ 07869.

10. Authorizing Award and Rejection of MCCPC Contract 10—Lumber, Insulation, Hardware, Paint & Paint Supplies

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WHEREAS, the Township of Randolph (“Township”) on behalf of the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council (“MCCPC”) sought bids for Contract #10 (Lumber, Insulation, Hardware, Paint & Paint Supplies); and

WHEREAS, bids had been advertised and received on April 19, 2018, in accordance with Local Public Contracts Law; and

WHEREAS, three (3) bids were received; and

WHEREAS, Contract #10 is awarded to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder by category; and

WHEREAS, the bid proposal submitted by Continental Hardware in Newark, New Jersey, was not signed which is a non-curable, non-waivable defect and the bid must be rejected as non-responsive; and

WHEREAS, Continental Hardware was the sole bidder for Categories A through I and consequently there is no award for those categories; and

WHEREAS, the Sherwin Williams Company was the apparent low bidder for Category K however the products they were offering for Item 4 a-f did not comply with the bid specifications and their bid for that category must be rejected; and

WHEREAS, The Sherwin Williams Company in Edison, New Jersey, was the lowest responsive and responsible bidder for the items and prices in Category J as shown on the attached Notification of Award for a one-year term; and

WHEREAS, Ricciardi Brothers in Maplewood, New Jersey, was the lowest responsive and responsible bidder for the items and prices in Category K as shown on the attached Notification of Award for a one-year term.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Council, Township of Randolph, County of Morris, State of New Jersey, that the Township Council on behalf of the MCCPC hereby authorizes the rejection of, and hereby rejects, the bid submitted by Continental Hardware for the reason stated above.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Township Council hereby authorizes the rejection of, and hereby rejects, the bid from The Sherwin Williams Company for Category K for the reason stated above.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Township Council hereby authorizes the award of Contract #10 (Lumber, Insulation, Hardware, Paint & Paint Supplies) to The Sherwin Williams Company and to Ricciardi Brothers as noted above for the term July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019.

11. Reduction of a Performance Guarantee from $1,306,067.76 to $626,934.87 for Onsite Public Improvements on Block 101, Lot 22.01—Kensington Square and Refunding Pulte Group the Difference Between the Original Cash Bond of $145,118.64 and the Current Required Cash Bond of $69,659.43 for a Total of $75,459.21, Plus Accrued Interest

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WHEREAS, the Township Engineer has received a request from the Pulte Group (“developer”) for the reduction of the performance guarantee for the onsite public improvements associated with Kensington Square; and

WHEREAS, the initial performance guarantee consisted of a performance bond, No. SUR0036316, issued by Argonaut Insurance Company, in the amount of $1,306,067.76 and a cash bond in the amount to $145,118.64, which was received ,and deposited with the Finance Department on November 20, 2015; and

WHEREAS, the Township Engineer has revised the Engineer’s Estimate on April 24, 2018, which indicates the total amount of remaining work to be $580,495.25 and therefore the total performance guarantee, which equals 120% of the remaining work, should now equal $696,594.30 which reduces to the performance bond to $626,934.87 and reduces the required cash bond to $69,659.43; and

WHEREAS, the developer has posted a Decrease Penalty Rider addendum to Bond No. SUR0036316, issued by Argonaut Insurance Company, in the amount of $626,934.87, which was found to be in proper form, and the developer also requests the reduction of the existing cash bond from $145,118.64 to $69,659.43.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Randolph that the initial performance bond, No. SUR0036316, in the amount of $1,306,067.76 be reduced to $626,934.87 and that the Developer be refunded the difference between the original cash bond in the amount of $145,118.64 and the current required cash bond in the amount of $69,659.43 or a total of $75,459.21, plus accrued interest, as recommended by the Township Engineer to Pulte Homes of NJ, Limited Partnership, 222 Mt. Airy Road, Suite 210, Basking Ridge NJ, 07920.

12. Release of Engineering Inspection Fees for Primrose School, Block 18.01, Lot 1.12, 2A Middlebury Blvd.—$9,633.95 Plus Accrued Interest

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WHEREAS, Engineering has received a request from Primrose School of Randolph for the release of the Engineering Inspection Fees for the site work at 2A Middlebury Boulevard; and

WHEREAS, the Engineering Inspection Fees, in the amount of $15,101.88, were deposited with the Finance Department on October 24, 2016, Account No. 295094000; and

WHEREAS, the Township Engineer has confirmed that the site inspection has been completed and all improvements are in satisfactory condition and recommends that the remaining Engineering Inspection Fees of $9,633.95, plus accrued interest, be released.

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 Paul Ferriero the Township Engineer that the remaining Engineering Inspection Fees for the completion of the site work, in the amount of $9,633.35, plus accrued interest, be refunded to Primrose School of Randolph, 2A Middlebury Boulevard, Randolph, NJ, 07869.

13. Raffle License, On-Premise 50/50, Friends of Randolph Football, at the Community Center, 30 Calais Road, Randolph, on June 9th from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

14. Raffle License, Tricky Tray, Friends of Randolph Football, at the Community Center, 30 Calais Road, Randolph, on June 9th from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

15. Social Affairs Permit, Friends of Randolph Football, at the Community Center, 30 Calais Road, Randolph, on June 9th from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

16. Raffle License, Off-Premise Calendar Raffle, St. Matthew the Apostle Parish, 335 Dover Chester Rd., Randolph, on October 20th, November 18th, December 16th, January 20, 2019, February 16, 2019, and March 17, 2019 at various times

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

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

NAYS: None

ABSENT:
Councilman Napoliello
Councilman Tkacs

F. UPCOMING EVENTS

  1. Habitat for Humanity—Hammers for Heroes on Thursday, May 3rd and Friday, May 4th from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at 170 Ridgedale Avenue, Morristown. Sign up at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address)
  2. Gordon Raupp Memorial Fishing Derby at Randolph Park Lake on Saturday, May 5th from 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
  3. Artworks Studio 16th Annual Student Art Show at the Artworks Studio, 502 Millbrook Avenue on Saturday, May 5th from 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  4. Library Event: Tribute to Carole King on Sunday, May 6th at 2:00 p.m. Register by calling 973-895-3556
  5. Randolph Area Chamber of Commerce Event: Monthly Networking Luncheon on May 17th from 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. with Speaker Frank Morales of Coaching WIP on “Using People’s Personality for Networking,” at La Strada Restaurant on Route 10, Randolph
  6. Arts in the Park, Saturday, May 19th from 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., at the Randolph Township Community Center and Library Complex
  7. 3rd Annual “Cissy Laureys” Award and Recognition Ceremony, Tuesday, May 22nd from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum
  8. Memorial Day Event at VFW on Monday, May 28th at 11:00 a.m. at the VFW, 103 Carrell Road
  9. Hope One vehicle at the Acme, 690 Millbrook Avenue on Tuesday, May 29th from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  10. Randolph Rock Stars Celebration on Thursday, June 14th
  11. Randolph Rocks 5K Run/Walk, sponsored by the Randolph Education Foundation on Saturday, June 16th starting at 8:30 a.m.; Registration from 7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.

G. ORDINANCES: SECOND READING/PUBLIC HEARING

1. Ordinance No. 06-18: An Ordinance of the Township of Randolph Appropriating $1,261,500 from the Capital Improvement Fund for Various 2018 Capital Improvements

BE IT RESOLVED, that an Ordinance entitled “AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF RANDOLPH APPROPRIATING $1,261,500 FROM THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND FOR VARIOUS 2018 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS” be read by title on second reading and a hearing held thereon.

Manager Mountain explained that this ordinance is the first of several capital items which were all approved in the 2018 budget. This ordinance is a capital cash ordinance covering the general capital for the 2018 capital improvements.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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

BE IT RESOLVED, that an Ordinance entitled, “AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF RANDOLPH APPROPRIATING $1,261,500 FROM THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND FOR VARIOUS 2018 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS” 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 Guadagno made a motion to adopt the ordinance. Deputy Mayor Loveys seconded the motion, and the following roll call vote was taken:

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

NAYS: None

ABSENT:
Councilman Napoliello
Councilman Tkacs

2. Ordinance No. 07-18: An Ordinance of the Township of Randolph Appropriating $1,425,000 from the Capital Improvement Fund for 2018 Water/Sewer Capital Improvements

BE IT RESOLVED, that an Ordinance entitled “AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF RANDOLPH APPROPRIATING $1,425,000 FROM THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND FOR 2018 WATER/SEWER CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS” be read by title on second reading and a hearing held thereon.

Manager Mountain explained that this is the capital cash ordinance for water and sewer projects.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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

BE IT RESOLVED, that an Ordinance entitled, “AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF RANDOLPH APPROPRIATING $1,425,000 FROM THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND FOR 2018 WATER/SEWER CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS” 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 Guadagno made a motion to adopt the ordinance. Councilwoman Carey seconded the motion, and the following roll call vote was taken:

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

NAYS: None

ABSENT:
Councilman Napoliello
Councilman Tkacs

3. Ordinance No. 08-18: An Ordinance of the Township of Randolph Appropriating $273,000 Including $140,000 from the General Capital Improvement Fund and $133,000 due from a New Jersey Department of Transportation Grant for Improvements to Quaker Church Road

BE IT RESOLVED, that an Ordinance entitled “AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF RANDOLPH APPROPRIATING $273,000 INCLUDING $140,000 FROM THE GENERAL CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND AND $133,000 DUE FROM A NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION GRANT FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO QUAKER CHURCH ROAD” be read by title on second reading and a hearing held thereon.

Manager Mountain explained that this is the capital cash ordinance in support of the Quaker Church Road state aid project.

Councilman Guadagno asked how much of Quaker Church Road was included in the project. Manager Mountain replied that it is from the intersection of Center Grove Road to Reservoir Avenue.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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

BE IT RESOLVED, that an Ordinance entitled, “AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF RANDOLPH APPROPRIATING $273,000 INCLUDING $140,000 FROM THE GENERAL CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND AND $133,000 DUE FROM A NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION GRANT FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO QUAKER CHURCH ROAD” be passed on final reading and that a Notice of Final Passage of said Ordinance be published in the official designated newspaper according to law.

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

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

NAYS: None

ABSENT:
Councilman Napoliello
Councilman Tkacs

4. Ordinance No. 09-18: An Ordinance of the Township of Randolph Appropriating $1,275,000 from the Capital Improvement Fund for the 2018 Road Overlay Program

BE IT RESOLVED, that an Ordinance entitled “AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF RANDOLPH APPROPRIATING $1,275,000 FROM THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND FOR THE 2018 ROAD OVERLAY PROGRAM” be read by title on second reading and a hearing held thereon.

Manager Mountain explained that this is the cash ordinance in support of the township’s 2018 road program.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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

BE IT RESOLVED, that an Ordinance entitled, “AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF RANDOLPH APPROPRIATING $1,275,000 FROM THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND FOR THE 2018 ROAD OVERLAY PROGRAM” 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.

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

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

NAYS: None

ABSENT:
Councilman Napoliello
Councilman Tkacs

5. Ordinance No. 10-18: An Ordinance of the Township of Randolph Appropriating $465,000 from the Recreation/Open Space Trust Fund for Various 2018 Parks and Recreation Capital Improvements

BE IT RESOLVED, that an Ordinance entitled “AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF RANDOLPH APPROPRIATING $465,000 FROM THE RECREATION/OPEN SPACE TRUST FUND FOR VARIOUS 2018 PARKS AND RECREATION CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS” be read by title on second reading and a hearing held thereon.

Manager Mountain explained that this is the capital cash ordinance in support of the 2018 recreation/open space trust projects.

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

BE IT RESOLVED, that an Ordinance entitled, “AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF RANDOLPH APPROPRIATING $465,000 FROM THE RECREATION/OPEN SPACE TRUST FUND FOR VARIOUS 2018 PARKS AND RECREATION CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS” 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.

Councilwoman Veech made a motion to adopt the ordinance. Deputy Mayor Loveys seconded the motion, and the following roll call vote was taken:

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

NAYS: None

ABSENT:
Councilman Napoliello
Councilman Tkacs

6. Ordinance No. 11-18: A Bond Ordinance Providing for the Improvement of Freedom Park in and by the Township of Randolph, in the County of Morris, New Jersey, Appropriating $2,075,000 Therefor and Authorizing the Issuance of $1,971,250 Bonds or Notes of the Township for Financing Such Appropriation

BE IT RESOLVED, that an Ordinance entitled “A BOND ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF FREEDOM PARK IN AND BY THE TOWNSHIP OF RANDOLPH, IN THE COUNTY OF MORRIS, NEW JERSEY, APPROPRIATING $2,075,000 THEREFOR AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $1,971,250 BONDS OR NOTES OF THE TOWNSHIP FOR FINANCING SUCH APPROPRIATION” be read by title on second reading and a hearing held thereon.

Manager Mountain explained that this is the bond ordinance in support of the recreation and open space projects that will be conducted this year through borrowing.

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

BE IT RESOLVED, that an Ordinance entitled, “A BOND ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF FREEDOM PARK IN AND BY THE TOWNSHIP OF RANDOLPH, IN THE COUNTY OF MORRIS, NEW JERSEY, APPROPRIATING $2,075,000 THEREFOR AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $1,971,250 BONDS OR NOTES OF THE TOWNSHIP FOR FINANCING SUCH APPROPRIATION” 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.

Councilwoman Veech made a motion to adopt the ordinance. Councilwoman Carey seconded the motion, and the following roll call vote was taken:

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

NAYS: None

ABSENT:
Councilman Napoliello
Councilman Tkacs

H. ORDINANCES: INTRODUCTION

1. Ordinance No. 12-18: Bond Ordinance Appropriating $573,000 and Authorizing the Issuance of $533,000 Bonds or Notes of the Township for Various Improvements or Purposes Authorized to be Undertaken by the Township of Randolph in the County of Morris, New Jersey

Manager Mountain explained that this ordinance is a bond ordinance to fund the public works projects scheduled for 2018 as well as the purchase of a replacement fire engine that was approved as part of the capital program.

BE IT RESOLVED, that an Ordinance entitled “BOND ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $573,000 AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $533,000 BONDS OR NOTES OF THE TOWNSHIP FOR VARIOUS IMPROVEMENTS OR PURPOSES AUTHORIZED TO BE UNDERTAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP OF RANDOLPH IN THE COUNTY OF MORRIS, 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 17th of May 2018 at 7 o’clock 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.

Deputy Mayor Loveys noted that he supported the funding of the dump truck, but wanted to confirm that there would be more discussion about it prior to the purchase. Manager Mountain confirmed that they would discuss it.

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

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

NAYS: None

ABSENT:
Councilman Napoliello
Councilman Tkacs

2. Ordinance No. 13-18: A Bond Ordinance Appropriating $3,050,000 and Authorizing the Issuance of $2,897,500 Bonds or Notes of the Township for Various Water System Improvements or Purposes Authorized to be Undertaken by the Township of Randolph in the County of Morris, New Jersey

Manager Mountain explained that this is a bond ordinance in support of the water and sewer projects.

BE IT RESOLVED, that an Ordinance entitled “A BOND ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $3,050,000 AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $2,897,500 BONDS OR NOTES OF THE TOWNSHIP FOR VARIOUS WATER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS OR PURPOSES AUTHORIZED TO BE UNDERTAKEN BY THE TOWNSHIP OF RANDOLPH IN THE COUNTY OF MORRIS, 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 17th of May 2018 at 7 o’clock 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 Guadagno commented that this is a good first step, but that more money needs to be spent on the water system.

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

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

NAYS: None

ABSENT:
Councilman Napoliello
Councilman Tkacs

I. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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

J. COUNCIL COMMENTS

Councilman Guadagno reported that Clean Communities Day was very successful and filled with enthusiasm.

Councilman Guadagno stated that he felt the ordinance on signs needs to be clarified, particularly the 60 day timeframe. Manager Mountain replied that it would be addressed later in the year. Deputy Mayor Loveys felt that it would be difficult to write an ordinance to further clarify the timeframe and enforce it. There was also a brief discussion on the size of signs. Keli Gallo added that the ordinance cannot differentiate between political signs and other signs; you cannot regulate the content of the sign. Manager Mountain reiterated that this topic will be addressed later in the year.

Councilman Guadagno stated that in the zoning permit addendum form there is reference to homes that are over 50 years old. He felt that the wording should be changed to over 100 years old since most of the homes in Randolph are now 50 years old. Manager Mountain replied that he would have to do some research and get back to Councilman Guadagno.

Councilwoman Veech reported that there was a meeting for anyone interested in becoming a member of the community garden committee; 14 people attended the meeting, including three master gardeners. The group was divided into three subcommittees and will meet on a monthly basis; she explained the duties of each of the subcommittees. The community garden committee will report to the parks committee.

Councilwoman Carey attended the Taste of Randolph held by the Rotary Club; she felt the event was very successful. She also attended the Ironia Fire Company’s pancake breakfast, which was also very successful.

Deputy Mayor Loveys attended the Share the Keys program at the high school; it was a good program. He also reported that he and Mayor Forstenhausler attended the Randolph Education Association (REA) red carpet event in which the REA received a grant from the New Jersey Education Association. Fernbrook Elementary School Kindergarten teacher, Molly Ziegelstein, was honored for her innovative teaching methods.

Mayor Forstenhausler reported that he and Deputy Mayor Loveys attended the Hidden in Plain Sight program sponsored by the Municipal Alliance Committee.

Mayor Forstenhausler also attended a meeting with approximately 30 Morris County Mayors and the Governor. He provided the Governor with a list of concerns that he had previously discussed with Manager Mountain. Mayor Forstenhausler thought that the township may get some assistance from the NJDOT with the Route 10 intersections.

Councilman Guadagno added that he attended the spaghetti dinner at Mt. Freedom Firehouse; it was very well attended.

K. EXECUTIVE SESSION

There was no Executive Session.

L. ADJOURNMENT

Councilwoman Veech made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:50 p.m. Councilwoman Carey seconded the motion, and the following roll call vote was taken:

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

NAYS: None

ABSENT:
Councilman Napoliello
Councilman Tkacs