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Minutes: July 11, 2019
A. OPENING OF REGULAR MEETING
1. Call to Order
A regular meeting of the Randolph Township Council was called to order at 5:30 p.m. by Mayor Loveys. 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 29, 2018 by emailing them the annual resolution adopted by the Council on November 1, 2018. The annual resolution, which included this meeting date, was advertised in the Randolph Reporter, the official newspaper of the Township of Randolph, and the Daily Record on December 6, 2018. The time change for this meeting was emailed to the Daily Record and Randolph Reporter on July 2, 2019 and advertised in the Daily Record on July 8, 2019 and in the Randolph Reporter on July 11, 2019. The time change for this meeting was also posted on the township website on July 2, 2019.
2. Roll Call
Councilman Nisivoccia (arrived at 5:40 p.m.)
Deputy Mayor Carey
Also present: Township Manager Mountain and Attorney Ed Buzak from the Buzak Law Group
3. Pledge of Allegiance
Mayor Loveys led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Manager Mountain explained that he had corresponded with the Council regarding 40 Thomastown Road. To accommodate Paul Ferriero, since he has a meeting coinciding with the start of the Regular meeting at 7:00 p.m., the Manager asked him to come at 5:30 p.m. prior to the start of the Executive Session. Manager Mountain also introduced Andy DuJack and Mike Sellari; after Ralph Carchia’s departure, they are the licensed operators for the system. The Council had background information from Paul Ferriero; he felt it would be good for Paul to provide further explanation on the situation and the recommended action.
Paul Ferriero reviewed his memo dated July 9, 2019 regarding 40 Thomastown Road in Mine Hill. He explained that Randolph Township owns and operates the Jackson Brook Interceptor which goes through Mine Hill. Mine Hill is permitted to have sanitary sewer main extensions that connect to the Jackson Brook Interceptor; they are done through a Treatment Works Approval. What is not permitted, without the express approval of the Mayor and Council, is a direct connection to the Jackson Brook Interceptor; that is a connection that would not be by means of a Treatment Works Approval (TWA). The purpose for that, per the agreement, is to manage those connections so individual homeowners cannot just tap in to the interceptor. The two reasons the township wants to manage those connections are so they know the number of people connected to the interceptor, and to ensure that the connections are done properly. The property at 40 Thomastown Road has been undergoing a renovation; a discussion on this project began last November regarding a connection to the man hole that is part of the Jackson Brook Interceptor in the rear portion of the property. There is a man hole in Thomastown Road in front of this property, but connecting to that would require a road opening, a pump on the property, and a TWA from the DEP for this single house connection just because of the peculiarities of how it is set up. For those reasons, there was an informal request from Mine Hill to connect to the Jackson Brook Interceptor in the back of the property. In the months since, Paul reviewed the plans and the technical aspects of the connection, and he was satisfied with them. What did not happen in the proper sequence was that there was no application to the Mayor and Council for that direct connection. It has evolved into Mine Hill getting an easement from the property owner to connect to the Jackson Brook Interceptor and there will be a 10 foot section of pipe, with another man hole, that will be owned and operated by Mine Hill Township. It will be a system that connects to the Jackson Brook Interceptor; a system that could be converted in the future under a TWA, and only under a TWA, for additional connections. In the short term, it is a direct connection to the Jackson Brook Interceptor for an individual lot.
Councilman Tkacs confirmed that the new man hole would be able to be accessed in the future; Paul stated that was correct.
Councilman Forstenhausler asked if Paul had any issues with this being approved; Paul replied that he did not. The way it is set up now is the result of it evolving significantly over several months; he is comfortable with it.
Councilwoman Potter asked for clarification since she is new. She asked if only Randolph needs to approve these connections, or if there’s ever a chance that Mine Hill also has to approve. Paul explained that any connection to the Jackson Brook Interceptor has to be requested by Mine Hill. All those connections must be approved by the Randolph Township Mayor and Council.
Mayor Loveys asked Manager Mountain to clarify the letter Randolph received from the Mayor of Mine Hill; he wasn’t certain how the connection fee payment was being handled. He understood that Mine Hill collected their normal connection fee, and that Randolph’s connection fee is a little in excess of that amount. Mayor Loveys asked how and when Randolph would be recouping that fee. Paul replied that Mine Hill said they would give Randolph the money they’ve already collected; they collect two fees, one of approximately $8,700 and another of approximately $1,760 for the RVRSA fee. Randolph’s RVRSA fee is $60; therefore, if Mine Hill gives Randolph the fees they collected, it will be covered.
Authorizing the Direct Connection of the Existing Single Family Home at 40 Thomastown Road, Block 1505, Lot 2 to the Jackson Brook Interceptor
WHEREAS, the Township of Mine Hill, has requested the existing single family dwelling at 40 Thomastown Road (Block 1505, Lot 2 in the Township of Mine Hill) be directly connected into the Jackson Brook Interceptor; and
WHEREAS, Block 1505, Lot 2 has a portion of the Jackson Brook Interceptor in an easement at the rear of the property to which the home can flow by gravity; and
WHEREAS, the connection to the existing sewer system in Thomastown Road would require a Treatment Works Approval (TWA), a pumping system and a road opening in contravention of the Mine Hill Township moratorium on the newly paved road; and
WHEREAS the Township desires to authorize the direct connection to the Jackson Brook Interceptor,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Township Council of the Township of Randolph, County of Morris, State of New Jersey;
1. The direct connection for Lot 2, Block 1505 is approved subject to the following conditions:
- The proposed connection will consist of a line that extends 10' to the north of the existing JBI manhole in the rear yard of 40 Thomastown Road. The line will terminate in a new manhole. The house connection will be made to the new manhole.
- The line from the existing manhole to the new manhole will be in an easement from the homeowner to the Township Mine Hill. The line may, at the option of the Township of Mine Hill, be constructed as an 8" pipe for a future sewer main extension, however it will not be used as a sewer main extension unless and until a TWA is approved by the NJDEP with the consent of the Township of Randolph. Until that time the larger pipe will act as a “sleeve” for the 4" lateral from the home at 40 Thomastown Road. All the details for the connection are subject to the approval of the Randolph Township Council.
- The easement around the 10' line and manhole shall be recorded prior to the endorsement or approval of any additional Treatment Works Approvals or connections by the Township of Randolph. The easement language shall be approved by the Township of Randolph’s Attorney and shall clearly state that the maintenance of the system from the new manhole to the discharge point in the existing manhole is the responsibility of the Township of Mine Hill.
- The homeowner is responsible to pay the sewer connection fee and the RVRSA fee to Randolph Township prior to making the connection and the homeowner will be billed quarterly by the Township of Randolph.
- Final construction details shall be approved by the Township of Randolph.
2. This resolution shall take effect immediately.
Councilman Forstenhausler made a motion to approve Resolution R-182-19. Deputy Mayor Carey seconded the motion, and the following roll call vote was taken:
Councilman Nisivoccia (ABSENT)
Deputy Mayor Carey
B. EXECUTIVE SESSION
WHEREAS, Section 8 of the Open Public Meetings Act, Chapter 231, P.L. 1975 (N.J.S.A. 10:4-12) permits the exclusion of the public from a meeting under certain circumstances; and
WHEREAS, this public body is of the opinion that such circumstances presently exist.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Randolph, in the County of Morris, and State of New Jersey, as follows:
1. The public shall be excluded from the Executive portion of the meeting.
2. The general nature of the subject matter to be discussed is as follows:
* Affordable Housing Litigation Update Action
3. As nearly as now can be ascertained, the matter or matters to be discussed at this time will be disclosed to the public at such time and under such circumstances as are prescribed by law.
4. At the conclusion of the Executive Session, the Council may or may not reconvene in public session for the purpose of taking formal action.
Councilwoman Veech made a motion to move into Executive Session at 5:41 p.m. Councilman Forstenhausler seconded the motion, and the following roll call vote was taken:
Deputy Mayor Carey
Councilwoman Veech made a motion to close the Executive Session at 7:00 p.m. Councilwoman Potter seconded the motion, and the following roll call vote was taken:
Deputy Mayor Carey
C. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Aimen Kinney of 16 Eyland Avenue in Roxbury explained that he was attending the meeting in order to take notes to receive a Boy Scout merit badge for Communications. Mayor Loveys asked how long he was a Boy Scout; Aimen replied four years. Deputy Mayor Carey asked what else he needed to do to complete the Communications merit badge. He replied that he will be completing the badge during summer camp, but he needed to do some things prior to camp. Attorney Buzak asked Aimen a few questions including what other merit badges he has earned; Aimen named the few badges he still needed. The Mayor and Council wished Aimen luck and thanked him for attending.
Seeing no one further from the public, the public portion was closed.
D. MANAGER’S REPORT
Manager Mountain reported the following:
- Veterans Community Park Project—as indicated in earlier correspondence to Council, sources have informed him that the general contractor, Abraham Construction, is having financial difficulties and may be going out of business. He did not yet have confirmation from Abraham Construction. They had been working on the site through the end of the previous week; they removed their workers and subcontractors have stopped work. To protect the township’s interests, they are preparing documents to declare the contractor in default and to submit a claim to the bonding company for completion of the project. Under the contract language, there are number of criteria in which the township can declare the contractor in default. If it is confirmed that Abraham Construction is going out of business, it is a clear cut basis for declaring them in default; there will not be any dispute. The township has been paying them on progress. The township is still holding just under one million dollars worth of the project costs; they have been paid on progress payments for work that was done. The major work items completed to date include the primary site grading, stormwater improvements, water system to the community garden and restroom facility, curbing, septic system, restroom building (substantially complete), partial installation of electrical service infrastructure and pedestrian path clearing and rough grading. The major work to be completed includes the paving of the parking areas and paths; wheel stops; striping and signage; fencing for the community garden amenities; installation of pickleball courts, shelters and band shell; shelter amenities; flagpole; completion of electrical service and site lighting; and final grading and landscaping. As the township is in the early stages of the process of declaring the contractor in default, no details are available as to when action will be taken by the bonding company. He assured the Council that the township is aggressively pursuing the bonding company’s intervention. The township is working with the police department to secure and monitor the site as best as possible.
Councilwoman Veech asked if there will be any financial ramifications to the township or to the plan based upon what is known to date. Manager Mountain replied that there should not be; he explained that the project is fully bonded so any costs already covered by the township but have not been paid to the suppliers or contractors will become the responsibility of the bonding company. Councilwoman Veech asked how long, per our contract, Abraham Construction can be silent on the issue if they choose to be; the Manager replied they have two days to notify the township as to their status. However, they have longer to remedy the situation. The township notified Abraham Construction earlier in the day.
- Seasonal Decorations—he met with John Herold regarding his desire to spearhead an effort by the businesses in Mount Freedom to install seasonal decorations on utility poles along Sussex Turnpike during the holiday season. They discussed next steps, the first of which will be to meet with utility company representatives to review the logistics required to obtain permission for the decorations on utility poles; a meeting will be scheduled within the next two weeks. He asked John to attend the Council meeting on July 25th to provide an overview of the project.
Councilman Forstenhausler stated that he liked the idea; he asked who would be selecting the actual decorations. The Manager explained that they had not yet discussed it, but the Council can ask John Herold when he presents the overview.
Councilwoman Veech felt that if people were going to install things on the poles on Sussex Turnpike, it would be beneficial for the township to consider also installing an apparatus to hold a large banner across the roadway to advertise community events. Manager Mountain explained that he is not opposed to asking; however, in his experience the utility companies have been denying these requests more often in recent years because it’s an added liability since it distracts drivers. There was a brief discussion among the Council members about the possibility of doing this. The Manager explained that if the banner was affixed to something other than utility poles, then it would only need the approval of the Freeholders. He will discuss the suggestion with the utility company when they meet.
E. APPROVAL OF MEETING MINUTES
1. Approving the Regular Council Meeting Minutes for May 2, 2019 and May 16, 2019
Councilman Nisivoccia made a motion to approve the minutes from the May 2, 2019 and May 16, 2019 regular Council meetings. Councilwoman Veech seconded the motion, and the following roll call vote was taken:
Deputy Mayor Carey
Mayor Loveys (AYE for May 2, 2019; Abstain for May 16, 2019)
F. COMBINED ACTION RESOLUTIONS
1. Authorizing the Township to Conduct Mandatory State Housing Inspections between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020 and to be Compensated by the State in the Amount of $1,000.00
WHEREAS, the Township wishes to enter into an agreement with the State of New Jersey, Department of Community Affairs; and
WHEREAS, the Township agrees to conduct State mandated inspections of hotels and multiple dwellings within its jurisdiction on behalf of the Bureau of Housing during Fiscal Year 2019; and
WHREAS, these inspections will be conducted between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020; and
WHEREAS, the amount the Township will receive is based upon the number of hotels, motels, and multiple dwellings that require inspection during the fiscal period; and
WHEREAS, the State agrees to pay the Township a sum of $1,000.00 for this service.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Township Council, Township of Randolph, County of Morris, State of New Jersey that the Mayor be authorized to sign this Agreement.
2. Refund Portion of $280.00 Registration Fee for Summer Day Camp due to Change in Work Schedule to Christine Dutcher—$255.00
WHEREAS, Christine Dutcher registered her children for the Summer Day Camp program and paid the fee of $280.00; and
WHEREAS, her children will not be attending certain sessions due to change in work schedule.
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 $255.00 be refunded to Christine Dutcher, 42 Meadowbrook Rd., Randolph, NJ 07869.
3. Release Cash Road Opening Bond for the Purposes of a New Driveway at Block 78, Lot 2, 329 Quaker Church Rd.—$500.00
WHEREAS, the Engineering Department has received a request from Junaid R. Shaikh for the release of a $500.00 cash road opening bond posted for putting in a new driveway at 329 Quaker Church Road, Randolph, NJ 07869 (BL 78/L 2); and
WHEREAS, the Road Opening Bond consisted of a $500.00 cash bond, which was received and deposited with the Finance Department on December 20, 2018; and
WHEREAS, the applicant was required to post this cash bond to guarantee putting in a new driveway at 329 Quaker Church Road, Randolph, NJ 07869, within the Township Right of Way; and
WHEREAS, the Engineering Department has inspected the road opening work and found it 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 Wayne A. Corsey, Engineering Administrator that the Cash Road Opening Bond in the amount of $500.00 be refunded to Junaid R. Shaikh at 329 Quaker Church Road, Randolph, NJ 07869.
4. Authorizing the Tax Collector to Sell All Municipal Liens in Accordance with NJ Statutes and NJ Administrative Codes
WHEREAS, the Governing Body of the Township of Randolph in the County of Morris and the State of New Jersey, desires to collect all taxes, assessments, and other municipal charges that are now delinquent; and
WHEREAS, the Tax Collector is directed to sell, by holding an electronic tax sale, all municipal delinquencies through December 31, 2018 in a manner prescribed by NJSA 54:5-19 and amended by Chapter 99, Public Laws of 1998 and NJAC 5:33-1.1; and
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Township Council of the Township of Randolph that the Tax Collector is hereby authorized and directed to sell all municipal liens in accordance with the New Jersey Statues and New Jersey Administrative Code, as described above, and that said electronic tax sale shall take place in 2019.
5. Cancel 1st and 2nd Quarter Taxes for 2019 due to Religious Exemption—Iglesia Evangelica Hispana Church, located at 10 and 12 Emery Avenue, Block 73, Lots 58 and 59—$38,883.48
WHEREAS, effective January 1, 2019 property known as block 73 lots 58 and 59 also known as 10 and 12 Emery Avenue, respectively, and currently owned by Iglesia Evangelica Hispana Church has been deemed exempt from property taxes by Randolph Township’s Tax Assessor; and
WHEREAS, the Tax Collector of the Township of Randolph must remit (cancel) taxes for the 1st and 2nd quarters of 2019 in the total amount of $38,883.48;
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Randolph that this Governing Body acknowledges that said taxes for these parcels be remitted (cancelled); and
6. Authorizing Rescission and Re-Award of a Portion of MCCPC Contract #42—Landscaping Materials and Supplies
WHEREAS, the Township of Randolph (“Township”) on behalf of the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council (“MCCPC”) sought bids for Contract #42 (Landscaping Materials & Supplies); and
WHEREAS, bids had been advertised and received on April 4, 2019, in accordance with Local Public Contracts Law; and
WHEREAS, Contract #42 is awarded on a per line item basis; and
WHEREAS, the Township Council awarded Item 9 in Category B (Herbicides, Fungicides and Insecticides) to Seeton Turf Warehouse in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, as the lowest responsive and responsible bidder at a meeting on May 16, 2019, for the term July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020; and
WHEREAS, subsequent to the award of the item it was brought to the attention of the MCCPC that another vendor, Grass Roots Turf Products in Randolph, New Jersey, offered a similar product at a lower price; and
WHEREAS, a review of the bid tabulations revealed that an error was made by the MCCPC in the initial award of Item 9 in Category B to Seeton Turf Warehouse; and
WHEREAS, it is recommended that Item 9 in Category B be rescinded from Seeton Turf Warehouse and re-awarded to Grass Roots Turf Products as the lowest responsive and responsible bidder at a price of $195.00 per case effective immediately.
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 rescission of, and hereby rescinds, Item 9 in Category B of Contract #42 (Landscaping Materials & Supplies) as noted above.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Item 9 in Category B of Contract #42 (Landscaping Materials & Supplies) is re-awarded to Grass Roots Turf Products in Randolph, New Jersey, for the remaining term of the contract, July 12, 2019 - June 30, 2019.
7. Awarding a Contract for Electronic Municipal Tax Lien Sales to RealAuction.com, LLC from July 27, 2019 through July 26, 2020—Not to Exceed $2,500.00
WHEREAS, within the provisions of N.J.S.A. 54:5-19.1(c), N.J.A.C. 5:33-1.1 was adopted which creates a regulatory framework for internet-based sales of delinquent property taxes and municipal charges (hereinafter “online tax sales”); and
WHEREAS, the Township of Randolph Tax Collector wishes to conduct online tax sales; and
WHEREAS, a Request for Quote (“RFQ”) was issued to RealAuction.com LLC of Plantation, FL; and
WHEREAS, RealAuction.com LLC provided a price of $15 per property listed on the initial list of properties to be provided by the Township to conduct these online tax sales; and
WHEREAS, the Township of Randolph desires to award a contract to RealAuction.com LLC for the period of July 27, 2019 through July 26, 2020 for the price of $15 per property not to exceed $2,500; and
WHEREAS, the Township Attorney’s office has reviewed the attached contract for compliance with the law and the regulations; and
WHEREAS, the Finance Officer has certified to the availability of funds for this project from 01-201-20-145-011.
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 RealAuction.com LLC of Plantation, FL for conducting online tax sales for the period of July 27, 2019 through July 26, 2020 for the price of $15 per property for the not to exceed amount of $2,500 per their quote.
CERTIFICATION OF AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS
Dated: July 11, 2019
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 2019 Budget, Revenue Administration, O & E, to award a contract to RealAuction.com LLC, for online tax sale services, per its proposal submitted to the Township.
Chief Financial Officer
Budget Accounts: 01-201-20-145-011 (not to exceed $2,500)
8. Refund Portion of Summer Teen Camp $1,040.00 Registration Fee for Personal Reasons to Elizabeth Ferrick—$913.00
WHEREAS, Elizabeth Ferrick registered her child for the Summer Teen Camp program and paid the fee of $1,040.00.00; and
WHEREAS, her child will not be attending due to personal issues.
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 $913.00 be refunded to Elizabeth Ferrick,59 Musiker Ave., Randolph, NJ 07869.
9. Authorizing the Settlement of Certain Residential and Commercial Tax Appeals for 2019—20 Skyline Drive, Block 146, Lot 72.22—Heeten/Niva Doshi Proposed Settlement—$1,000,000
WHEREAS, appeals of the real property tax assessments of the following property have been filed in the Tax Court of New Jersey:
|Doshi, Heeten/Niva||146||72.22||20 Skyline Dr|
WHEREAS, the property owners and the Township have agreed to a settlement for the pending appeals; and
WHEREAS, the settlement of this matter, as set forth herein, is in the best interest of the Township of Randolph and is recommended by the Township Tax Expert and should, therefore, be settled pursuant to the terms set forth herein.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Township Council of the Township of Randolph, in the County of Morris, State of New Jersey, as follows:
1. The settlement of the following tax appeals filed at the Tax Court of New Jersey is hereby authorized as follows:
|PROPERTY OWNER||YEAR||ORIGINAL ASSESSMENT||PROPOSED SETTLEMENT|
2. This resolution shall take effect immediately or as otherwise provided by law.
10. Authorizing the Direct Connection of the Existing Single Family Home at 40 Thomastown Road, Block 1505, Lot 2 to the Jackson Brook Interceptor
PULLED—voted on in beginning of meeting
11. Liquor License Renewal for 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 Seasons—James B. Grecco—$2,500
WHEREAS, an inactive license is a license that is not currently open and operating in a licensed premises and Grecco, James B., (applicant), currently holds two inactive licenses/pocket licenses, and
WHEREAS, the Township of Randolph may renew an inactive/pocket license for two license terms following the date it became inactive, and
WHEREAS, if the license has been inactive for more than two license terms, the licensee must file a petition in affidavit form with the Director of the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) setting forth what efforts have been made to site the license at an operating place of business and what specific plans are in place for activating the license in the future, and
WHEREAS, the municipality must accept the timely filed application and the fees, however, the license may not be renewed by resolution until a Special Ruling is issued by the Director which authorizes the municipality to renew the license; and
WHEREAS, the applicant has received the Special Ruling from the Director of the ABC for one of respective licenses (1432-33-007-011), hereinafter designated, for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 seasons commencing July 1st and ending June 30th, and
WHEREAS, the applicant has complied with all requirements of the Township of Randolph and the Statues and Rules and Regulations of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control by receiving the Special Ruling on their verified petition to remain a pocket license.
NOW THERFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Council of the Township of Randolph, Morris County, New Jersey, that the following application for the renewal of the alcoholic beverage pocket license for the 2019-2020 and the 2020-2021 seasons be hereby granted:
|LICENSE NO.||NAME OF LICENSE||LOCATION||FEE|
|1432-33-007-011||Grecco, James B.||Pocket License||$2,500|
NOW THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Township Clerk is hereby ordered and directed to sign said pocket license in the name of the Township of Randolph and keep said license in the Clerk’s office.
12. Raffle License, Off-Premise 50/50, Randolph Soccer Booster Club, on October 27, 2019 at the Freedom Park Snack Stand Terrace, 645 Millbrook Ave. at 3:00 p.m.
Councilman Forstenhausler made a motion to approve the Combined Action Resolutions, excluding item #10, R-182-19, as it was voted upon earlier in the meeting. Councilman Tkacs seconded the motion, and the following roll call vote was taken:
Deputy Mayor Carey
G. UPCOMING EVENTS
- Library Music Event—Reminisce, Monday, July 15 at 7:00 p.m.
- Library Music Event—We May Be Right: Billy Joel Tribute Band, Monday, July 22 at 7:00 p.m.
- Library Music Event—The FrostKings, Monday, July 29 at 7:00 p.m.
- VFW Picnic, Saturday, August 10 from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Freedom Park Pavilion, Millbrook Avenue—changed to August 3
- Historical Society Event—Peach Festival, Sunday, August 18 at the Randolph Museum, Millbrook Avenue
- Historical Society Event—Randolph Reminisces, Monday, August 19 at the Randolph Museum, Millbrook Avenue
- Randolph Area Chamber of Commerce Monthly Networking Luncheon, Thursday, September 19 at LaStrada Restaurant from 11:40 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
H. ORDINANCES: SECOND READING/PUBLIC HEARING
1. Ordinance No. 17-19 Amending Sections 15-2.2 and 15-41 of the Land Development Ordinance of the Township of Randolph, Morris County, New Jersey Regarding Portable Storage Containers
BE IT RESOLVED, that an Ordinance entitled “AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS 15-2.2 AND 15-41 OF THE LAND DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF RANDOLPH, MORRIS COUNTY, NEW JERSEY REGARDING PORTABLE STORAGE CONTAINERS” be read by title on second reading and a hearing held thereon.
Manager Mountain explained that this ordinance provides for the regulation of portable storage containers in residential zones.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Seeing no one from the public, the public portion was closed.
BE IT RESOLVED, that an Ordinance entitled, “AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS 15-2.2 AND 15-41 OF THE LAND DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF RANDOLPH, MORRIS COUNTY, NEW JERSEY REGARDING PORTABLE STORAGE CONTAINERS” 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 Forstenhausler seconded the motion, and the following roll call vote was taken:
Deputy Mayor Carey
I. DISCUSSION ITEMS
There were no discussion items.
J. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Seeing no one from the public, the public portion was closed.
K. COUNCIL COMMENTS
Councilwoman Potter and Councilman Nisivoccia both attended the Freedom Festival parade, but had no other comments.
Councilman Forstenhausler also attended the parade. He attended the fireworks display that was postponed to July 7 due to weather and felt they were great; he heard many positive comments about the new display.
Councilman Forstenhausler attended the safety committee meeting; there were a very limited number of incidents to discuss which was good.
Councilman Tkacs also attended the parade; he agreed that the fireworks display was great.
Councilwoman Veech attended the Parks Committee meeting. The Parks and Recreation Department has been working on the run off and erosion of certain trails and they have now been fixed. There was a lot of water ponding in the Randolph Park parking lot; that has been fixed as well as some drainage issues at Brundage Park. The committee received a letter from a resident about the condition of the dog park. The resident explained that the equipment is old and wooden, with chipped paint and splinters, and that the park is near the police shooting range and scaring the dogs. The committee discussed the issue at length, but wants to consider its options more since the dog park was not part of the Recreation Master Plan. Councilwoman Veech reported that there were two major incidents, one with a Little League umpire and parents, and one being a fight at one of the men’s softball games. The committee discussed the conduct of those in the township parks. Also, in the community garden there are 102 beds reserved. On August 6 at 7 p.m. there will be a public meeting at the Community Center on soil preparation.
Councilwoman Veech also reported that there was a discussion at the Parks Committee meeting on Randolph Park. Because of the cameras installed at the facility, Russ Newman is able to see how many people are at the beach. During the July 4th holiday, it was full and a notice was posted on social media that only members would be allowed entry. Randolph Lake has been very well attended this year; it looks the best it has in a long time due to the many improvements and upgrades. Councilwoman Veech also reported that there have been several special events hosted at the parks. Lastly, smoke-free signs have been installed at the parks.
Deputy Mayor Carey also attended the parade. There was a Recreation Committee meeting being held at the same time as this council meeting, so she was unable to attend.
Mayor Loveys also attended the parade. There were no EDC meetings during the summer; they will resume in September. The Mayor attended the security and safety training session at Resurrection Parish that included three members of the Randolph Police Department, members of the Morris County OEM, Prosecutor Fred Knapp, representatives from the NJ State Homeland Security, and members of various local houses of worship.
Mayor Loveys provided an update on Al and Joann Napoliello’s health issues.
L. EXECUTIVE SESSION
The Executive Session was held prior to the start of the regular meeting.
Councilman Forstenhausler made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:45 p.m. Councilman Tkacs seconded the motion, and the following roll call vote was taken:
Deputy Mayor Carey