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Minutes: April 5, 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
Deputy Mayor Loveys
Also present: Township Manager Mountain, and Keli Gallo from the Buzak Law Group
3. Pledge of Allegiance
Mayor Forstenhausler led the Pledge of Allegiance.
1. Presentation of Proclamation to Joseph O. Berry in Honor of His 100th Birthday
Deputy Mayor Loveys commented that he and Councilman Napoliello attended the birthday celebration on March 18th. He told a story about his encounters with Mr. Berry. Councilman Napoliello commented that he and the Council presented a proclamation to Mr. Berry ten years ago, at his 90th birthday celebration.
Deputy Mayor Loveys and Councilman Napoliello read and presented the below proclamation:
WHEREAS, Joseph O. Berry was born on March 16, 1918 in South Carolina to Joseph Sr. and Myrtle Berry; and
WHEREAS, after graduating from South Carolina University, he moved to New Jersey in 1940 and worked at Hercules during World War II; and
WHEREAS, Joseph met and married Eileen, a fellow Hercules employee, in 1944 and during their 52 years of marriage, they raised 2 children, Sheila and Joseph, and the family continued to grow with 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; and
WHEREAS, Joseph, a chemist by trade, developed and patented a chemical product for Allied Chemical; and
WHEREAS, in addition to his family and career accomplishments, Joseph was, and is, a person dedicated to his community, generously contributing his time, finances and talents toward the selfless goal of improving the lives of others; and
WHEREAS, over the years Joseph has exemplified these traits in a variety of ways; He was a member of the Ironia Fire Company and was instrumental in starting the Ironia Fire Company Widows and Survivors Fund; He was active in establishing a Boy Scout Troop in Ironia; He was a member of the Board of Health in the 1960s; Active in Dover Little Theater in the 50s and 60s; As a member of the Parks and Recreation Committee, Joseph was instrumental in the establishment of Brundage Park and, today, he is still an active member in the Knights of Columbus and St. Matthew the Apostle Parish; and
WHEREAS, Joseph has a love of writing and has composed poetry and his memoirs.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Mark H. Forstenhausler, Mayor of Randolph Township, do hereby recognize and honor the 100th birthday celebration of Joseph O. Berry, and proclaim March 16, 2018 as a day of joy, happiness, and reflection for the family and friends of Joseph Berry and for all Randolph residents.
Mr. Berry stated that he was honored to receive the Proclamation, and he hoped that those in attendance experience the euphoria of celebrating their 100th birthdays.
2. Presentation of Proclamation to Police Department for Distracted Driving Campaign; UDrive. UText. UPay.
Mayor Forstenhausler presented the Proclamation:
WHEREAS, distracted driving is a serious, life-threatening practice that is preventable; and
WHEREAS, distracted driving can result in injuries and deaths to all road users (motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists); and
WHEREAS, distracted driving occurs when drivers divert their attention away from the task of driving to focus on another activity instead; and
WHEREAS, in 2015 alone, distracted driving-related crashes resulted in 3,477 deaths and 391,000 injuries on our nation’s roads; and
WHEREAS, in New Jersey distracted driving was listed as a contributing circumstance in nearly 750,000 crashes between 2011-2015; and
WHEREAS, the State of New Jersey will participate in the nationwide Distracted Driving 2018 Crackdown from April 1 - 21, 2018 in an effort to raise awareness and decrease driver distraction through a combination of enforcement and education; and
WHEREAS, the national slogan for the campaign is UDrive. UText. UPay; and
WHEREAS, a reduction in distracted driving in New Jersey will save lives on our roadways;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED that Randolph Township declares its support for the Distracted Driving 2018 Crackdown both locally and nationally from April 1 - 21, 2018 and pledges to increase awareness of the dangers of distracted driving.
C. SWEARING IN OF POLICE OFFICERS
1. Swearing In of Police Officer Cory Frappier and Police Officer Ian Green
Manager Mountain stated that he was pleased to present the two newest patrol officers, Cory Frappier and Ian Green. He explained that they are both college and Police Academy graduates, and come to Randolph very highly regarded; their educational background, strong character, and maturity assures that they will develop into excellent members of the Randolph Police Department.
Manager Mountain asked Cory Frappier to join him. He noted that Cory graduated from County College of Morris with an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice, graduated from the Essex County Public Safety Academy, and worked as a detective with Macy’s at Willowbrook Mall while completing his education. Cory currently resides in Glenwood, New Jersey.
Officer Cory Frappier’s mother swore him in, while his father held the bible.
Manager Mountain asked Ian Green to join him. He noted that Ian graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelors Degree in Communication, graduated from the Camden County Police Academy, worked as a shop manager for a locksmith company while in school, served as a volunteer member of the Raritan Fire Company and Flemington-Raritan First Aid Squad, and as a paid member of the Rutgers University Emergency Services Unit and Lambertville-New Hope Rescue Squad. He also explained that Ian possesses extensive emergency medical certifications, and received numerous awards during his years of volunteer service. Ian currently resides in Flemington, New Jersey.
Officer Green’s mother swore him in, while his father held the bible.
D. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Judith Stewart of 114 Everdale Road noted that in the 2018 Morris County Manual, the Council meeting information is incorrect, and the Superintendent of School’s name is not listed. She stated that the information should be corrected in future publications. Mayor Forstenhausler stated that he made the corrections on his copy, and would have Donna Luciani contact the County Clerk.
Jim McConnell of 45 Carrell Road said that in the April 4th edition of the Star Ledger there is an article about getting seedlings from the NJDEP. There are eleven towns on the list; he asked why Randolph was not on the list, and how residents could get seedlings. Mayor Forstenhausler and Manager Mountain stated that they did not know why, but the Manager would look into it, and get back to Mr. McConnell.
Seeing no one further from the public, the public portion was closed.
E. MANAGER’S REPORT
Manager Mountain reported the following:
- He met with the Council subcommittee reviewing the lessons learned from the March storm experiences. There was an in-depth discussion of every aspect of the storm response. He is preparing a report summarizing the findings, and the recommendations for follow-up actions. The report will be distributed to the Council for review, and any additional comments or suggestions will be integrated into the final report. This stage of the process is the beginning; the action steps will take weeks, and in some cases, months to complete. At the conclusion of the effort, a report will be prepared outlining the results.
- There are two major park projects scheduled to move forward this spring. The Freedom Park turf field project design has been completed, and the project is out to bid; the award date for the contract is May 17th. The project will take place during the summer months, with the completion expected in early to mid-September. The design has been completed for the new park on Calais Road. The township received word from the NJDEP that the remaining outstanding permit for the project was approved; therefore, the plan is to have the project out to bid in the coming weeks, with June 12th being the anticipated award date for the contract. Presuming a successful bid process, the project will break ground in July.
- The new fire engine for Mount Freedom Fire Company 3 was delivered. The department will be training on the new engine over the next several months; they anticipate having the engine in service in May. He will work with Chief Moschella to arrange for the Council to view the engine at an upcoming Council meeting.
F. APPROVAL OF MEETING MINUTES
1. Approving the Meeting Minutes for the Budget and Regular Meeting from February 1, 2018, and the Budget Meeting from February 10, 2018
Councilman Guadagno made a motion to approve the budget and regular meeting minutes from February 1, 2018 and the budget meeting minutes from February 10, 2018. Deputy Mayor Loveys seconded the motion, and the following roll call vote was taken:
Councilwoman Carey (abstained for February 1, 2018)
Deputy Mayor Loveys
2. Approving the Executive Meeting Minutes from February 1, 2018
Councilman Guadagno made a motion to approve the executive meeting minutes from February 1, 2018. Deputy Mayor Loveys seconded the motion, and the following roll call vote was taken:
Deputy Mayor Loveys
ABSTAIN: Councilwoman Carey
G. COMBINED ACTION RESOLUTIONS
Item #1, Motor gasoline to Finch Fuel Oil Company—Councilman Guadagno asked for clarification. Manager Mountain explained that the vendor who had the contract had financial difficulties, and could not continue to serve the remainder of the contract. With the township’s assistance, they were able to work out an agreement with the second lowest bidder to transfer the responsibilities of the contract. This resolution releases the performance bond for the entity that originally had the contract.
1. Authorizing the Release of Performance Bond for MCCPC Contract #1—Motor Gasoline to Finch Fuel Oil Company for Category A—$582,482.25
WHEREAS, the Township of Randolph (“Township”) on behalf of the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council (“MCCPC”) sought bids for Contract #1 (Motor Gasoline); and
WHEREAS, bids were advertised and received on October 5, 2016, in accordance with Local Public Contracts Law; and
WHEREAS, the Randolph Township Council awarded Category A (Tankwagon Deliveries—Under 7,500 Gallons to One Location) in Contract #1 to Finch Fuel Oil Company in Kearny, New Jersey, for a three-year term (January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2019) on November 3, 2016; and
WHEREAS, in January 2018 the Finch Fuel Oil Company contacted the MCCPC and requested permission to begin the process of assigning the award of Category A in Contract #1 to another vendor due to a banking change which affected Finch Fuel Oil Company’s line of credit and impacted their ability to pre-pay for fuel at the various depots; and
WHEREAS, Allied Oil in Hillsborough, New Jersey, was the second lowest responsive and responsible bidder for Category A in Contract #1 and agreed to hold Finch Fuel Oil Company’s pricing for the remainder of the contract if the MCCPC agreed to assign Category A of Contract #1 to Allied Oil; and
WHEREAS, after meeting with legal counsel for the MCCPC it was determined that an assignment of Category A in Contract #1 to Allied Oil would be in the best interests of the members of the MCCPC as there would be no increase in pricing for the remainder of the contract and permission was granted to the Finch Fuel Oil Company to begin constructing an agreement between the Finch Fuel Oil Company and Allied Oil; and
WHEREAS, an Assignment and Assumption of Contracts was entered into between the Finch Fuel Oil Company and Allied Oil on January 17, 2018; and
WHEREAS, the Randolph Township Council approved Resolution 45-18 (Consenting to the Assignment of Contract #1: Motor Gasoline and Contract #12: #2 Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel Fuel Dyed For the Period Ending December 31, 2019 From Finch Fuel Oil Co., Inc., to Allied Oil, LLC) on January 18, 2018; and
WHEREAS, Finch Fuel Oil Company is requesting the release of the performance bond that was provided for Category A in Contract #1 (Bond #39943 in the amount of $582,482.25); and
WHEREAS, Allied Oil has submitted a performance bond to cover the balance of Category A in Contract #1 (Bond #019054122 in the amount of $388,320.00); and
WHEREAS, at this time there are no claims made against the performance bond provided by Finch Fuel Oil Company.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Council, Township of Randolph, County of Morris, State of New Jersey, that the Township on behalf of the MCCPC hereby authorizes the release of the performance bond submitted by the Finch Fuel Oil Company for Category A in Contract #1 (Motor Gasoline).
2. Extending the Contract for Electrical Subcode Inspection Services with Building Inspection Underwriters, Inc. for the Third and Final Year from June 1, 2018 through May 31, 2019, for 86% of the Subcode Inspection Fees
WHEREAS, bids had been advertised and received on March 17, 2016 in accordance with Local Public Contracts Law for Electrical Subcode Inspection Services from June 1, 2016 through May 31, 2017 with the option to extend for two one-year periods ending May 31, 2019; and
WHEREAS, on April 7, 2016 via R 113-16 the Township of Randolph awarded a one year contract to Building Inspection Underwriters, Inc. of Feasterville, PA for Electrical Subcode Inspection Services from June 1, 2016 through May 31, 2017 with the option to extend for two one-year periods ending May 31, 2019; and
WHEREAS, on April 6, 2017 via R 94-17 the Township of Randolph extended the contract for a period of one year June 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018 with the option to extend for a final one-year period ending May 31, 2019; and
WHEREAS, the fee bid for all three years is 86% of the subcode inspections fees; and
WHEREAS, the Construction Official recommends the extension of the contract for the final one-year period from June 1, 2018 through May 31, 2019.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Township Council, Township of Randolph, County of Morris, State of New Jersey, that the contract with Building Inspection Underwriters, Inc. of Feasterville, PA for Electrical Subcode Inspection Services be extended for the final one-year period from June 1, 2018 through May 31, 2019 for 86% of the subcode inspections fees per their bid proposal.
CERTIFICATION OF AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS
Dated: April 5, 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 2018 General Budget, Construction Code, O&E, to award a contract extension to Building Inspection Underwriters, according to its response to a solicitation for bids by the township.
Chief Financial Officer
Budget Accounts: June 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018 01-201-22-200-300 (not to exceed $52,500)
January 1, 2019 to May 31, 2019 01-201-22-200-300—pending adoption of the 2019 temporary budget (not to exceed $37,500)
3. Extending the Contract for a Maintenance Contract for the Township’s Fire Apparatus for the Period of July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019, with the Option to Extend for One Additional Year from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020
WHEREAS, bids had been advertised and received on April 28, 2017 in accordance with LPCL for a Maintenance Contract for the Township’s Fire Apparatus from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018 with the option to extend for two one-year periods or one two-year period ending June 30, 2020; and
WHEREAS, on May 18, 2017 via R 128-17 the Township of Randolph awarded a one-year contract to Fire & Safety Services, Ltd. of South Plainfield, NJ from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018 with the option to extend for two one-year periods or one two-year period ending June 30, 2020; and
WHEREAS, the prices awarded to Fire & Safety Services, Ltd. of South Plainfield, NJ are
Hourly Rate for Supplemental Services—$114
Hourly Rate for Emergency Service—$134
Cost for pick-up and delivery (per vehicle) from Fire Department locations
to vendor’s facilities—$200
Percentage Above Cost on Parts used 20%
WHEREAS, the Fire Chief, the Public Works Director, and the Purchasing Agent recommend the extension of the contract to Fire & Safety Services, Ltd. of South Plainfield, NJ for one year from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 at the rates listed above.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Township Council, Township of Randolph, County of Morris, State of New Jersey, that the contract with Fire & Safety Services, Ltd. of South Plainfield, NJ for a Maintenance Contract for the Township’s Fire Apparatus for the prices listed above be extended for one year from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 with the option to extend for an additional one-year period ending June 30, 2020.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the governing body of the Township of Randolph pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:30-5.5(b) regarding the certification of available funds, shall either certify the full maximum amount against the budget at the time the contract is awarded, or no contract amount shall be chargeable or certified until such time as the goods or services are ordered or otherwise called for prior to placing the order, and a certification of availability of funds is made by the Chief Financial Officer via an authorized Purchase Order.
4. Refund Tax Payment for Block 47, Lot 52, 235 Dover Chester Rd., Due to the Payment Being a Partial Payment Against a Lien to Mr. William Ball—$488.13
WHEREAS, Mr. William H. Ball sent a payment in the amount of $488.13 via the online payment system on March 15, 2018 for block 47 lot 52 also known as 235 Dover Chester Road; and
WHEREAS, this property has an outstanding Municipal Lien (TTL) which was issued on October 23, 2012 for unpaid 2011 taxes and this lien is held by Randolph Township and any lien held by the Municipality must be paid in full and partial payments are not permitted, therefore, the amount of $488.13 must be refunded.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Randolph, County of Morris, that the Treasurer be instructed to refund the payment of $488.13 to Mr. William H. Ball, 236 Dover Chester Road, Randolph, NJ 07869.
5. Authorizing Tax Collector to Cancel Taxes for 1st and 2nd Quarters of 2018 for Block 21, Lot 148, 44 Park Ave., Due to Veteran’s Exemption Status—$3,782.77
WHEREAS, Block 21; Lot 148 also known as 44 Park Ave. and owned by Roger & Susan Benson; and
WHEREAS, on January 18, 2018 Mr. Glen Sherman, Certified Tax Assessor for the Township of Randolph and in accordance with N.J.S.A. 54:4-30 which allows for 100% exemption of property taxes for a veteran who is approved by the United States Veterans Administration has exempted taxes effective January 1, 2018; and
WHEREAS, the Tax Collector of the Township of Randolph must remit (cancel) taxes for the 1st and 2nd quarters of 2018 in the total amount of $3,782.77;
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Randolph that this Governing Body acknowledges that said taxes for this parcel be remitted (cancelled)
Councilwoman Veech made a motion to approve the Combined Action Resolutions. Councilman Guadagno seconded the motion, and the following roll call vote was taken:
Deputy Mayor Loveys
H. UPCOMING EVENTS
- Boy Scouts of America 2018 Randolph Good Scout Awards Dinner, Wednesday, April 11th, Reception at 6:30 p.m., Dinner & Program at 7:00 p.m. at The Grove at the Randolph Diner, 517 Route 10—RSVP by 3/28 online at ppcbsa.org/special-event
- Morris County Chamber of Commerce Lunch & Learn: “Unlock Your Memory Power” with Matthew Goerke, Wednesday, April 11th from 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. at 325 Columbia Turnpike, Florham Park, Register by April 9th at morrischamber.org
- Library Event: Flamenco Guitar with Gladium, Sunday, April 15th at 2:00 p.m.—Adults 14 and over, Register at 973-895-3556
- Morris County League of Municipalities, Speaker Morris County Sheriff James Gannon, Wednesday, April 18th at 5:30 p.m. at the Morris County Correctional Facility
- Randolph Area Chamber of Commerce Monthly Networking Luncheon, “Taking Care of Your Health as a Business Person,“ with Lori Lee of The Wellness Center of NW Jersey, at LaStrada Restaurant, Thursday, April 19th from 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
- ”Hidden in Plain Sight“—Program for parents, rescheduled for Tuesday, April 24th at 7:00 p.m. at the Randolph Community Center, Calais Road
- Spring Clean Communities Day, Saturday, April 28th, from 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and Document Shredding, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., at the Municipal Building, 502 Millbrook Avenue
- 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
- 3rd Annual ”Cissy Laureys“ Award and Recognition Ceremony, Tuesday, May 22nd from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum
- Taste of Randolph, Monday, April 30 at the Mt. Freedom Fire House on Millbrook Ave. (added)
- Pancake Breakfast, Sunday, April 22nd from 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m., at the Ironia Fire House (added)
I. DISCUSSION ITEMS
1. 2018 Road Overlay Program
Manager Mountain explained that the Council received the packet with the list of roads for the 2018 road overlay program, as well as a complete inventory of all the roads. The same methodology was used as in previous years; the recommendations are from both the Engineering Department and the Department of Public Works. It also includes concerns or complaints received from the public over the past year. The infrastructure workgroup met to review the evaluation and the recommendation; the workgroup endorsed the list. The Manager noted that the evaluation form includes more detail than in the past, such as a comment section, highlights of things such as utility work or state aid funding as reasons why a project may not be on the list for the current year, and a notation of when the road was last resurfaced, if available. He also noted that in the comment section there are a number of other maintenance activities that the DPW will be doing on roads that may not be listed for overlay. Manager Mountain asked if Council members had any questions or comments.
Councilwoman Veech commented that she is on the infrastructure workgroup, and noted that the color-coded map shows that the roads are in all parts of the township. She felt that more roads will likely be added to the list, as was done in the past. She also felt that by using the rating system and including roads in all parts of the township each year, overall the roads look better.
Councilwoman Carey asked what to do if a resident calls to report road issues. Manager Mountain explained that he, the DPW, and Engineering feed those into the system, and they are built into the list.
Deputy Mayor Loveys felt that a key should be added to the list to be able to identify the codes. He asked for some specific details of a few of the roads; Manager Mountain explained each.
Approximately six miles of roadway will be paved. Manager Mountain echoed Councilwoman Veech’s assessment of the overall roads.
Mayor Forstenhausler stated that he was satisfied with the list of roads.
Councilman Guadagno was happy to see that the gas lines being installed were noted. He also commented that it’s easier to snow plow when the roads are improved.
There was a brief discussion about Birchwood Road, as far as the water line extension and the need for repaving.
J. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Jim McConnell, of 45 Carrell Road commented on the road overlay program; he felt the crews would be very busy after the winter weather this year.
Seeing no one further from the public, the public portion was closed.
K. COUNCIL COMMENTS
Councilman Guadagno commented that he would like to appoint a student member, Scott Beckman, to the Trails Committee. He is a Boy Scout, and the son of current member, Richard Beckman. The Councilman explained that he also tried to get a Girl Scout, but she never returned his calls.
Councilman Guadagno made a motion to appoint Scott Beckman as a student member on the Trails Committee. Councilwoman Carey seconded the motion, and the following roll call vote was taken:
Deputy Mayor Loveys
Councilwoman Carey added that she presented a proclamation at his Eagle Scout award dinner last year; she felt he was a very nice young man, and would be great on the committee.
Councilman Napoliello thanked Mayor Forstenhausler for allowing himself and Deputy Mayor Loveys to present Joseph Berry the proclamation for his 100th birthday.
Councilwoman Veech reported that she had an arborist come to her house, and many of her trees have the ash borer and many others have black knot. She explained the specifics of her trees, and encouraged others to check on the trees on their property. She also reported that the trees on Shongum Road, at the corner of Radtke Road, were the ones that fell and created the power outage in the Shongum area. They were scheduled to be cut down, but it snowed; they will now be cut down on April 12th. The Councilwoman stated that she was pleased that the reverse 911 system was used since some of the residents in Shongum had a difficult time getting around due to the downed trees. Mayor Forstenhausler added that he and Manager Mountain created a plan to cut the trees down that are in the right-of-way; some of the trees on the slope belong to a property owner. Once the trees are taken down, they will contact the property owner to request that they take down their trees.
Councilwoman Carey attended the Environmental Landmarks Committee meeting. The well testing program manager for the Raritan Headwaters Association spoke at the meeting about well testing. She reported that there are 1,800 active wells in Randolph. They like to have a table at events in communities; they offer well testing at greatly reduced rates compared to other labs. The results are confidential and returned directly to the resident.
Councilwoman Carey attended the MAC meeting. They will present ”Hidden in Plain Sight“ on April 24th at 7 p.m. in the Community Center. Also, the Recreation Department contacted the MAC and are interested in planning movie nights this summer at Randolph Lake. The committee reported that they attended the Wellness Fest; they had a stigma free table, and had a lot of traffic/interest from attendees. The MAC will be hosting a Mental Health First Aid training at Resurrection Parish on May 24th and 31st from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; it is an eight hour training, and there is a 30 person limit. Officer Biase reported at the MAC meeting that he took the training and felt it was very good; however, he felt it best for lay people since there are more advanced classes for police officers and trained professionals. Also discussed at the MAC meeting was the upcoming program at the high school on May 10th at 7:00 p.m. on juul-ing, the e-cigarette fad that many youth are smoking. The program will provide information on the dangers of this habit.
Councilman Napoliello reported that there was a safety issue at Roxbury High School related to students and guns; the students making the threats were arrested.
Deputy Mayor Loveys attended the Community Wellness Fest; it was well attended. He also attended the Fernbrook PTO Wizards basketball fundraiser at the high school; it was very well attended.
Mayor Forstenhausler reported that he received a letter from Congressman Frelinghuysen announcing that he has an academy night scheduled for May 14th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Montville Township High School. It is an opportunity for students, parents, and guidance counselors to meet representatives and cadets from the U.S. Naval Academy, Military Academy, Air Force Academy, Coast Guard Academy, and Merchant Marine Academy.
Mayor Forstenhausler attended JA BizTown at the Raritan Center; he swore in the new mayor, a young woman from Shongum School.
Mayor Forstenhausler also attended the Community Wellness Fest, as well as the Morris County Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Assemblymen John Bramnick and Anthony Bucco spoke at the luncheon about taxes and expenses in New Jersey, as well as their view on the millenials and retirees leaving the state.
The Mayor also attended the sub-committee meeting about the recent storms with Councilwoman Veech and Councilman Guadagno.
Mayor Forstenhausler attended the fire department’s annual mandatory training; all first responders are required to attend this refresher training on blood borne pathogens and diseases that can be transmitted. The training was presented by the Health Department, and they did an excellent job.
L. EXECUTIVE SESSION
There was no Executive Session.
Councilwoman Veech made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:20 p.m. Councilman Guadagno seconded the motion, and the following roll call vote was taken:
Deputy Mayor Loveys