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Minutes: June 13, 2019
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 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.
2. Roll Call
Deputy Mayor Carey
Also present: Township Manager Mountain, Attorney Keli Gallo from the Buzak Law Group, John Ragan, Richard Marcickiewicz, Scott Bortnick, and Laura Iranski
3. Pledge of Allegiance
Mayor Loveys led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Mayor Loveys announced that long time Planning Board member John Jerow passed away on May 25th while traveling in Scotland. The Mayor took a moment to thank John for his service to Randolph, as well as to his family for sharing his time with the township.
1. Update on Shongum Lake Dredging Project—John Ragan
Manager Mountain explained that the Council was approached approximately two years ago by the Shongum Lake Property Owners Association (SLPOA) to consider being a co-applicant on a loan application for a dredging project that they felt was necessary to ensure the long term quality of the lake. At that time, the Council passed a resolution authorizing the application to be co-authored and submitted. The application was approved sooner than expected; the process has now begun for the acceptance of the loan agreement. One of the conditions of the resolution authorizing the application was that the Council wished to have the SLPOA demonstrate there was 2/3 support of the entire membership for the project. The SLPOA provided documentation that they achieved that threshold. Township Clerk Donna Luciani reviewed the document containing all of the names; she confirmed that they met the requirement of 2/3 of the membership, which would be 464 members. The representatives from the SLPOA will update the Council on the overall project, and the next steps needed to proceed.
Richard Marcickiewicz explained that there was a written petition which outlined the specifics of the loan, the amount of the loan being sought was just over $5,000,000 and a 2% loan, and the annual assessment for the loan could be as much as $500 per year for 20 years. They secured signatures from various types of SLPOA members, often going door-to-door. The different memberships include full membership, limited membership, sustaining membership, and a group with lake rights that do not pay or participate.
Mr. Marcickiewicz explained that this is the second time they have come to the township with a loan from the NJDEP; the last time was about 15 years ago for the dam. He explained the process from that time, which was more unique than it is currently. However, the agreement between the SLPOA and the township will likely be similar. In addition to the loan agreement, there was an agreement that the SLPOA would pay for all of the expenses of the township associated with the specific project and assessment. The SLPOA has been working with Township Attorney Ed Buzak’s office on an update to that agreement. There is currently a loan agreement from the DEP in the amount of $5,000,375. The next steps are to sign the loan agreement and work out an agreement with the township. Mr. Marcickiewicz introduced SLPOA Council members Laura Ivinski and President Scott Bortnick; and John Ragan.
Councilwoman Veech asked if the $1,250,000 loan from the dam has been paid off. Mr. Marcickiewicz replied that has not been; it’s about 10 years in. Each member currently pays $112/year for that loan; this one is expected to be between $400-$500/year.
John Ragan, as the engineering spokesperson for the SLPOA, explained the following:
- Over two years ago, they came before the Council to act as a co-applicant for the loan application.
- It is for the strategic dredging of portions of Shongum Lake. There are areas that need to be identified, which will be done as part of a study, that are most critical to dredge to maintain or improve the water quality of Shongum Lake. The project does not include the dredging of the entire lake. To dredge and dispose of the volume of sediment present in the lake, and to manage the process would exceed the $5,000,000.
- The scope of the project will be dictated by how much volume can be dredged to fit within the $5,000,000.
- There are other components of the project, one of which is a partial restoration of Den Brook. There are two tributaries, both called Den Brook, that feed into Shongum Lake. The main one, which the Shongum residents call “the canal,” goes from Rickland into the mouth of the lake. The property lines for homeowners in that portion of Den Brook go to approximately the center line of the canal. That canal has filled-in over time, just as the lake is filling-in. The canal needs to be maintained because it is an important water quality measure; a lot of the sediment will get collected within that canal, therefore, it is better to remedy it before it enters the lake.
- Another component is non-point source pollution control measures which they would like to implement. That would be a strategy together with the township, similar to what is already being done with inlet filters and the township’s maintenance of sediment filters and sediment basins around the lake. This would be another enhancement to water quality improvement measures. It is structured so that the SLPOA would incur the cost for constructing and installing those water quality measures, but there would be a maintenance obligation in the future that the township would share.
- At this point, they need to conduct the study regarding the dredging; that is an important part for the Shongum residents because many of them want to know where the dredging will occur. Once the loan is secured, they will retain an expert who will provide the information identifying the critical areas in the lake for dredging that will provide the most benefit to the improvement of the water quality. The expert will also make recommendations about Den Brook, and study the non-point source pollution control items.
- The process will be lengthy. Once the study is completed, there will be information meetings for the Shongum community. Once a plan is agreed upon, there will be a significant amount of permitting required through the state, county, and township.
- The best case scenario would be a dredging that would start in the fall of 2020. If it doesn’t happen in the fall of 2020, it will be pushed to the fall of 2021.
- The SLPOA will have to discuss certain aspects such as the possibility of the dredging taking place over a couple of years; maintaining access to recreational features of the lake; there may be a need to bifurcate the dredging process in order for the community to enjoy the recreational value of the lake.
Mayor Loveys noted that Mr. Ragan mentioned two tributaries into the lake, but then focused on one; he asked for clarification. Mr. Ragan explained that the one is the main focus of the community; the other one is between Blue Fern and Beaver Dam. They reviewed a map of the lake; the study will address both tributaries.
Councilwoman Potter asked how the water quality is being measured, and how they will know when they have achieved the quality at which it would be considered successful. Mr. Ragan explained that the water quality is measured annually; it is a matter of weed growth. The lake is experiencing nutrification, which is the filling in of a water body which then starts to exhibit signs of what people refer to as a swamp. Last year Shongum Lake had a significant lyngbya problem which is an algae that grows in a highly nutrient-rich water body that has shallow water that gets very warm; the average depth of Shongum Lake right now is four feet. Shongum Lake was naturally shallow to begin with, add the sedimentation, and it has accelerated the nutrification process. There was a significant recreational impact last year. A certified lake management company measures water quality on a biweekly basis; they measure water clarity and the types of weeds. The SLPOA spends a significant amount of money each year on weed treatment.
Councilwoman Veech asked Manager Mountain how much the township currently funds toward Shongum Lake in terms of water retention basins and work. She also asked how much it would cost the township in the future to perform the work that would be agreed upon as part of this process. Manager Mountain replied that it is in-kind, so it’s hard to answer the question; township staff currently cleans the filters. The maintenance work for Shongum Lake takes approximately a couple of days; he anticipates it to be similar in the future. Mr. Ragan added that the area where the non-point source pollution control measures can be done are outside the limits of what the SLPOA controls. There was a short discussion on the filters for the basins.
Councilman Nisivoccia asked how many years the dredging is expected to last, once completed. Mr. Ragan explained that since they are only dredging portions of the lake, it could happen again in 5-10 years. It is a challenging discussion with the SLPOA members. The water quality measures and the non-point source pollution control measures are important so they can capture the sediment before it gets into the lake. The SLPOA had been planning to dredge the lake a long time ago, but because the dam was a higher priority, the dredging was pushed back.
Councilman Tkacs asked if there was a reason why they weren’t looking for $10,000,000 to dredge the entire lake so they wouldn’t have to do it again for another 20 years. Mr. Ragan explained that when the loan application became available to them, there were community meetings where they discussed what they were willing to fund as part of a special assessment. It was a bit of a push to get to the $5,000,000. He also thought the numbers of the overall loan program came in around $27,000,000 statewide. Shongum Lake got over 17% of the total funds available, so they were really pushing it from a project approval standpoint.
Mayor Loveys asked how much the study alone will cost. Mr. Ragan replied that it’s between $200,000 and $300,000. He explained some of the details of what will be studied.
Councilman Tkacs commented that some members will be opposed to the special assessment. He asked if they could opt-out of membership in the SLPOA, and if so, would they still have to pay the special assessment. Mr. Marcickiewicz explained that they cannot opt-out; the assessment is by the township and that is why the numbers include everyone. Scott Bortnick added that there’s a negative position for a property owner if they choose not to pay the special assessment; they will be forced to pay the full 20 year amount as a way of satisfying them being delinquent. Manager Mountain explained that that is part of the requirements under the special assessment ordinance.
Manager Mountain explained that the next steps are that the authorization has to be given for the execution of the agreement with the SLPOA that allows for the loan document to be signed, and at the same time a special assessment ordinance has to be introduced to put in place the mechanism that provides the full faith and credit of the government to back up the obligation of the loan payment. The agreement will specify the terms. The Manager explained the types of information that will be part of the agreement. The ordinance will be advertised to all of the members that will be part of the special assessment; they will be able to voice their opinion, particularly at the second reading.
Deputy Mayor Carey asked if the assessment was the same for each homeowner. Manager Mountain explained that the dam assessment was a flat amount, and he expected this to be the same. It is ultimately the determination of the Tax Assessor and the Assessment Board, and it is determined at the end of the process. Deputy Mayor Carey asked how the dam assessment billing is handled; the Manager replied that bills are mailed out once per year.
Mr. Marcickiewicz explained that there are several items in the loan agreement that need to be changed such as specific language and specifications related to the dam. The SLPOA received a Word version of the loan agreement which is being updated; they are proposing to the DEP some changes to the document since some things are inaccurate or were left out. Therefore the loan agreement might take a little longer to be executed. Manager Mountain explained that he is a little less concerned if the state is the cause of the delay, rather than if the delay was from the township or the SLPOA.
C. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Jim McConnell of 45 Carrell Road explained that he does not live in the Shongum Lake area, but asked how much this loan would cost the township if they are co-borrowers on the loan. Mayor Loveys explained that the state requires a municipality, in the case of ownership of a private lake, to be a co-borrower. In the event that the SLPOA defaults on the loan, the township would be obligated to pay the loan. Manager Mountain added that the protection for the township is that the SLPOA is responsible for paying upfront for the collateral that is required to give the township the coverage needed for any delays in the collection process. The township will be collecting two times the amount of payment from the SLPOA (not the individuals) prior to being obligated to pay back any of the loan; the funds will be placed in the township’s escrow account. The township will also be collecting simultaneously from the individual homeowners an amount that will grow as the collections move forward since the township can collect interest. On this project, the first two loan payments are much larger than on the dam payment. There is also an administrative cost collected by the township on top of those first two payments which will cover time spent by legal counsel, the Manager’s Office, and the Finance Department. This is done on special assessment ordinances to ensure that the general tax payers are not paying for any aspect of the project. Mr. McConnell asked if the township owns any of Shongum Lake; the Manager replied that it does not, the lake is a privately owned entity. Mr. McConnell noted that Councilwoman Veech asked about the maintenance performed by the township, and asked for clarification. Manager Mountain replied that the Councilwoman and Mr. Ragan were talking about the catch basins that are in the right of way. The Manager explained that the township puts filters in the catch basins to catch silt so it doesn’t run into the lake. Manager Mountain briefly explained the lien process that is part of the special assessment; he added that the dam project has been ongoing for ten years without any taxpayer money and the process has worked perfectly.
Seeing no one further from the public, the public portion was closed.
D. MANAGER’S REPORT
Manager Mountain reported the following:
- Police Promotions—the Police Department has completed the promotional process in response to Lieutenant Guiliani’s retirement at the end of July. Sergeant Keith Donovan will be moving up to the rank of Lieutenant and Officer Matt Pfeiffer will be moving up to the rank of Sergeant. A formal swearing in ceremony will be scheduled at a Council meeting in July for Keith and Matt as well as for the recently hired officers.
- Route 10 Improvement Project Public Information Meeting—he, Mayor Loveys and members of the Council attended the DOT Public Information Meeting on the proposed Route 10 resurfacing project scheduled for 2023. The meeting was lightly attended, but provided an opportunity for a productive dialogue with DOT representatives on this project as well as the further improvements the township is seeking at the four major Route 10 intersections in town. The proposed project will include some drainage improvements as well as the planned resurfacing. They were encouraged to learn that the DOT is investigating improvements to the intersection signalization on an accelerated schedule from what we were last led to believe. They did not give a specific timeline. A meeting with the DOT has been scheduled on the township’s behalf by Assemblyman Bucco for June 21st regarding the township’s intersection concerns. The Manager felt that at a minimum the DOT needs to be pushed to agree to a set of plans that are mutually agreeable with the township as to what the needs are at these intersections.
- Preconstruction Meetings—Dover Chester Rd and Quaker Church Rd (township section)—he attended the County’s preconstruction meeting for the Dover Chester Rd resurfacing project and the township’s pre-construction meeting for Quaker Church Rd, from Center Grove Rd to Reservoir Ave. The Dover Chester Rd project will be starting on June 17th; it is expected to take 3-4 weeks to complete, depending on weather. The contractor will be providing a specific construction schedule which will be shared with residents and business owners through various media. The roadway will remain open for the most part during construction, but will require alternating lanes, and some minimal detouring that will cause traffic delays. The Quaker Church Rd project will also be starting in the next week with the paving work expected the week of June 24th; the project should be completed prior to July 4th. The contractor is aware the project area is part of the Freedom Festival parade route and will not initiate the milling and paving unless he is confident the work can be completed prior to July 4th. The township will also be communicating with residents and business owners on this construction schedule. The roadway will remain open for the most part during construction, but will require alternating lanes and minimal detouring that will cause traffic congestion.
Councilwoman Veech suggested using the Swift Reach system to alert residents of these projects.
Councilwoman Veech asked the status of the cell tower. Manager Mountain explained that the tower has been approved; he spoke with the representative from the company who reported that he is in the process of gathering what he needs to secure his permission to proceed. He is planning to build the tower in the next twelve months; he does not have a final agreement with a carrier, but believes he is close enough to proceed with the tower construction. It has been approved by the Planning Board. The next step would be for the representative to supply the information for the permitting. Councilwoman Veech asked if he will be presenting the plans to the Council; Manager Mountain replied that he could come to the Council again if they felt there was a reason.
Councilwoman Veech noted that in the Morris County news it was reported that the County Freeholders awarded a $500,000 contract to Tree King for the removal of 880 trees in Long Hill and Morris Township. The news also reported that the County would be taking down ash trees along County rights-of-way in all 39 municipalities. In addition, they have tagged endangered trees for future removal. Councilwoman Veech asked if the Manager knew if they have done Randolph’s inventory and tagging. Manager Mountain replied that he did not yet know, but that the power company has already aggressively trimmed branches on all roads. He will follow up with the County about the ash trees.
Deputy Mayor Carey asked how long the Dover Chester Road project is expected to take. Manager Mountain replied that it will take approximately one month; the initial phase will be the basin work that is not intrusive to the road. The milling and paving will probably take a couple of weeks, with this work starting after school is out.
Councilwoman Potter asked about the quality of the asphalt used in Randolph, with the recycled element. Manager Mountain explained that the County is using a pure asphalt; the township is bidding for what has been used in past years. He has not noticed a deterioration in the roadways due to the asphalt, but has seen issues with roads that developers have resurfaced because of the different standards.
Councilwoman Potter asked if the same people that attended the DOT meeting in Roxbury would be attending the meeting on June 21st. Manager Mountain replied that there will be some overlap, but he has not seen a confirmation of who will be at the meeting on June 21st.
Mayor Loveys explained that Freeholder Smith called it “virgin asphalt,” and his understanding was that they were going to use that on Dover Chester Road.
Councilman Nisivoccia asked if there was a schedule for the township’s road resurfacing projects; Manager Mountain replied that he did not have it yet, but this is the time he usually receives it. They wait for school to be out; they are in the process of completing the basin work. The Manager expects the bulk of the resurfacing to take place in July.
E. APPROVAL OF MEETING MINUTES
1. Approval of April 4, 2019 Regular Council Meeting Minutes
Councilman Forstenhausler made a motion to approve the minutes from the April 4, 2019 regular Council meeting. Councilman Tkacs seconded the motion, and the following roll call vote was taken:
Deputy Mayor Carey
F. COMBINED ACTION RESOLUTIONS
Item #5, Freedom Festival fireworks—Councilwoman Veech asked how much the township was paying; Manager Mountain replied $14,500.
Item #8, Clean Community Grant—Councilwoman Veech asked for clarification on what this grant covers. Manager Mountain explained that the township receives from the Clean Communities Program an annual amount which has traditionally been approximately $50,000 - $60,000. It gets used for the township’s spring and fall Clean Communities Day, as well as the ongoing cleanup that township crews do; it can be used for overtime if necessary and equipment associated with cleanup.
1. Authorizing the Approval of Items of Revenue and Appropriations per NJSA 40A:4-87—Distracted Driving Crackdown Grant—$5,500.00
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 2019 in the sum of $5,500, which is now available from the FY 2019 Distracted Driving Crackdown Grant in the amount of $5,500.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the like sum of $5,500 is hereby appropriated in the 2019 budget under the caption Distracted Driving Crackdown Grant 2019; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the above is the result of funds from the State of New Jersey’s 2019 Distracted Driving Crackdown Grant in the amount of $5,500.
2. Release Escrow Funds from 1.01 Aspen Drive, Block 18, Lot 1.01 to North Jersey Development Group, Inc—$7,189.39
WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Department received escrow funds from 1.01 Aspen Drive, LLC c/o North Jersey Dev. Group Inc, 1.01 Aspen Drive, Block 18 Lot 1.01 and in the amount of $13,000.00; and
WHEREAS, the project has been completed and closed out and there are no outstanding payments due.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Randolph, County of Morris, State of New Jersey that it is recommended by Darren Carney, Planning and Zoning Administrator the remaining escrow funds plus interest in the amount of $7,189.39 plus any interest that has accrued be refunded to 1.01 Aspen Drive, LLC, c/o North Jersey Dev. Group Inc., 333 Rt. 46 West 2nd Floor, Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046.
Darren Carney, Planning & Zoning Administrator
3. Authorizing the Township Manager to Endorse the Treatment Works Approval Application (TWA) to NJDEP for the Construction of Gravity Sanitary Sewer Mains for the Gateways Project and Connecting to the Township Sanitary Sewer Collection System
WHEREAS, Center Grove Associates, (the “Applicant”) has planned the construction of gravity sanitary sewer mains; and
WHEREAS, the permit is to convey the effluent from 84 apartments, a leasing office and club room with a total design flow of 19,890 gallons per day through the Randolph Township system to the RVRSA treatment facility; and
WHEREAS, the application must be submitted to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to obtain a TWA approval for the construction of the gravity sewer mains for this project; and
WHEREAS in order for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to consider the application, the same must be endorsed by the Township among others; and
WHEREAS the Township desires to authorize the execution of the endorsement of the said application,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Township Council of the Township of Randolph, County of Morris, State of New Jersey;
- The Township Manager is herby authorized and directed to execute the appropriate endorsements for the Treatment Works Approval, together with other appropriate officers and employees of the Township of Randolph, and hereby authorized to take all actions necessary to effectuate the purpose.
- This resolution shall take effect immediately.
4. Endorsing a Waiver of EPA Grant Restrictions Related to Sewer Serving Lots with Wetlands with Respect to the Gateways Apartments Expansion Project 44 Center Grove Road, Block 77, Lots 25, 30, and 31
WHEREAS, Center Grove Associates proposes a sanitary sewer connection at the project known and designated as the Gateways Apartments Expansion , Block 77, Lots 25, 30 and 31, on the official tax map on the official tax map of the Township of Randolph, to the Randolph Township Sewer System for ultimate discharge to the Rockaway Valley Sewerage Authority (“RVRSA”) System; and
WHEREAS, a portion of the property to be connected to the System contains wetlands as defined and delineated by the United States Fish & Wildlife Service; and
WHEREAS, one of the conditions imposed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) upon the grant for the construction of the RVRSA facilities prohibits the connection of any sewerage generating structure located within any parcel of land containing a wetland area to the System for a period of 50 years after November 29, 1983; and
WHEREAS, said grant conditions provide for exceptions to the prohibition if approved, in writing, by the Regional Administrator of EPA; and
WHEREAS, the procedures for mapping revisions and waiver requests established by EPA, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (“DEP”) and the RVRSA require that Randolph Township endorse the submission of such waiver request or mapping revision; and
WHEREAS, those procedures provide that projects which do not adversely impact wetlands may be approved by way of a mapping revision or waiver request; and
WHEREAS, Center Grove Associates, has submitted to the Township a request for a Wetlands Waiver Permit for sewer gallonage and indicated that no sewerage generating structures are to be located within the wetlands; and
WHEREAS, the Township Engineer finds that the project, as proposed by Center Grove Associates, will not involve the construction of sewerage generating structures within a delineated wetland and is designed so as to minimize any adverse impacts on such delineated wetlands; and
NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved that the request by Center Grove Associates of Morris, for the Gateways Apartments Expansion be submitted to the RVRSA for a waiver of the EPA grant condition, related to servicing the property with wetlands for Block 77, Lots 25, 30 and 31, on the Tax Maps of the Township of Randolph, is hereby endorsed.
5. Authorizing the Public Display of Fireworks for the 2019 Freedom Festival by Starfire
WHEREAS, the Township of Randolph annually holds its Freedom Festival at the County College of Morris; and
WHEREAS, the Freedom Festival includes the public display of fireworks; and
WHEREAS, this year’s Freedom Festival fireworks will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2019 with a July 7, 2019 rain date; and
WHEREAS, International Fire Code 2006, New Jersey Edition, Section 3301.2.4.3 requires the governing body to grant permission for the public display of fireworks; and
WHEREAS, upon application to the Fire Official and after receipt of all necessary documentation a permit shall be issued by the Fire Official pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:70-2.7 for the fireworks display; and
WHEREAS, the Purchasing Agent solicited quotes from seven (7) fireworks vendors; and
WHEREAS, one quote was received; and
WHEREAS, the contract was awarded to Fireworks by Starfire; and
WHEREAS, Fireworks by Starfire provided proof of proper insurance coverage which has been approved by the MEL Underwriting Manager.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Township Council, Township of Randolph, County of Morris, State of New Jersey, that permission is hereby granted for the public display of fireworks at the 2019 Freedom Festival by Fireworks by Starfire on July 6, 2019 (rain date July 7, 2019) after issuance of a permit by the Fire Official as stated above.
6. Authorizing Shared Services Agreement to Provide Animal Control Services to Rockaway Borough for 2019—$11,730.00—Rate is Subject to Increase or Decrease in the Event of Material Changes in Costs
WHEREAS, the Borough of Rockaway wishes to obtain Animal Control Services from the Township of Randolph.
WHEREAS, both parties agree to abide by the provisions set forth in the Services Agreement dated January 1, 2019.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and Council of the Township of Randolph do hereby approve the Contract with the Borough of Rockaway.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor is hereby authorized to sign the contract.
7. Authorizing Contracts with Additional Approved State Contract Vendors for Contracting Units Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:11-12a
WHEREAS, the Township of Randolph (“Township”) pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:11-12a and N.J.A.C. 5:34-7.29(c), may, by resolution and without advertising for bids, purchase any goods or services under the State of New Jersey Cooperative Purchasing Program for any State contracts entered into on behalf of the State by the Division of Purchase and Property in the Department of the Treasury; and
WHEREAS, the Township on January 17, 2019 via R 29-19, on May 2, 2019 via R 117-19, and on May 16, 2019 via R 136-19 authorized contracts with certain approved State Contract Vendors; and
WHEREAS, State Contract T0106—Police & Homeland Security Equipment and Supplies has expired and a new solicitation was issued and awarded entitled T0106—Law Enforcement Firearms Equipment and Supplies; and
WHEREAS, it’s been determined that contracts in excess of $17,500 may be entered into with additional State Contract Vendors under the new T0106 solicitation; and
WHEREAS, the additional State Contract Vendors have been added to the attached list; and
WHEREAS, the Township anticipates entering into contracts in excess of $17,500, the cost of which either individually or in the aggregate may exceed the prevailing bid threshold, with the attached referenced State Contract Vendors through this resolution and properly executed purchase orders/contracts, which shall be subject to all the conditions applicable to the current State contracts, but only to the extent that such purchases do not exceed duly authorized budget appropriations for each category of purchases/expenditures.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Township Council of the Township of Randolph authorizes the Qualified Purchasing Agent to purchase certain goods and services, the cost of which either individually or in the aggregate may exceed the prevailing bid threshold, from those approved New Jersey State Contract Vendors on the attached list, pursuant to all conditions of the individual State contracts; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Township Council 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; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the duration of the contracts between the Township of Randolph and the referenced State Contract Vendors shall be until December 31, 2019 or upon expiration of the vendor’s contract whichever is first.
8. Authorizing the Approval of Items of Revenue and Appropriations per N.J.S.A. 40A:4-87—Clean Communities Grant—$61,487.07
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 2019 in the sum of $61,487.07, which is now available from the FY 2019 Clean Communities Grant Fund in the amount of $61,487.07.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the like sum of $61,487.07 is hereby appropriated in the 2019 budget under the caption Clean Communities Grant- 2019; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the above is the result of funds from the FY 2019 Clean Communities Grant Fund in the amount of $61,487.07.
9. Refund Tree Bond for 11 Heather Lane, Block 201.01, Lot 4 to Kevin Lehnes—$1,200.00
WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Department received a tree bond posted by Kevin Lehnes, 11 Heather Lane for Block 201.01, Lot 4 in the amount of $1,200.00; and
WHEREAS, the requirements have been met and completed.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Randolph, County of Morris, State of New Jersey that it is recommended by Darren Carney, Planning and Zoning Administrator that the tree bond in the amount of $1,200.00 be refunded to Kevin Lehnes, 11 Heather Lane, Randolph, NJ 07869.
Darren Carney, Planning & Zoning Administrator
10. Release Cash Road Opening Bond for the Purpose of Connecting to Township Water Service at 4 Old Brookside Rd., Block 93, Lot 12—Russ Crespolini—$500.00
WHEREAS, the Engineering Department has received a request from Russ Crespolini for the release of a $500.00 cash road opening bond posted for the purpose of connecting to the township water service at 4 Old Brookside Road, Randolph, NJ 07869 (BL 93/L12); and
WHEREAS, the Road Opening Bond consisted of a $500.00 cash bond, which was received and deposited with the Finance Department on January 2, 2019; and
WHEREAS, the applicant was required to post this cash bond to guarantee the connecting to the township water service at 4 Old Brookside 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 Russ Crespolini at 4 Old Brookside Road, Randolph, NJ 07869.
11. Authorizing the Conditional Consent to the Assignment of MCCPC Contract #23 (Police Uniforms and Equipment) and Contract #50 (Fire Department Uniforms—Purchase) from Universal Uniform Sales Company, Inc. to Galls, LLC
WHEREAS, the Township of Randolph (“Township”) on behalf of the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council (“MCCPC”) solicited bids for Contract #23 (Police Uniforms and Equipment) for the term January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019 and awarded the contract to Universal Uniform Sales Company, Inc. on November 1, 2018; and
WHEREAS, the Township on behalf of the MCCPC solicited bids for Contract #50 (Fire Department Uniforms—Purchase) for the term July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019 and awarded the contract to Universal Uniform Sales Company, Inc. (“Universal Uniform”) on May 17, 2018; and
WHEREAS, Section AA of the General Conditions and Instructions to Bidders for both Contract #23 and Contract #50 allows the contractor to assign, transfer and convey its right, title and interest in the contract or any part thereof to any other person, company or corporation with the prior consent in writing of the MCCPC; and
WHEREAS, Universal Uniform has informed the Township that it is selling the bulk of its assets to Galls, LLC (“Galls”) and that Galls will assume all of the rights, responsibilities, liabilities and obligations of Universal Uniform under Contract #23 and Contract #50 as described above; and
WHEREAS, Galls has submitted a Bill of Sale and Assignment between Galls and Universal Uniform dated March 29, 2019 as well as all documents, completed forms, affidavits and material from Galls that would have been provided to the MCCPC had Galls bid upon and been awarded Contract #23 and Contract #50 in the first instance; and
WHEREAS, after reviewing the above information and confirming that Galls is willing to assume all of the obligations of Universal Uniform for the balance of the contract period under Contract #23 (ending December 31, 2019) and Contract #50 (ending June 30, 2019), the Township on behalf of the MCCPC has concluded that it is in the best interests of the MCCPC and its constituent members to consent to the assignment of Contract #23 and Contract #50 from Universal Uniform to Galls, under the terms and conditions; and
WHEREAS, this Resolution shall take effect 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 assignment of Contract #23 (Police Uniforms and Equipment) and Contract #50 (Fire Department Uniforms—Purchase) from Universal Uniform Sales Company, Inc. to Galls, Inc. for the remaining terms of the contracts.
12. Authorizing the Rescission and Re-Award of a Portion of MCCPC Contract #10 (Lumber, Insulation, Hardware, Paint, and Paint Supplies)
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 and Paint Supplies); and
WHEREAS, bids had been advertised and received on April 4, 2019, in accordance with Local Public Contracts Law; and
WHEREAS, Contract #10 is awarded to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder by category; and
WHEREAS, the Township Council awarded Category A to Feldman Lumber US—LBM, LLC in Brooklyn, New York, as the apparent lowest responsive and responsible bidder on May 2, 2019 for the term July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020; and
WHEREAS, subsequent to the award a challenge was made to the award of Category A to Feldman Lumber based on the pricing provided for the last item in the category; and
WHEREAS, the MCCPC contacted Feldman Lumber to verify the pricing and Feldman Lumber indicated in an email dated May 30, 2019, that the pricing on the Bid Proposal Form was not correct and, as such, Feldman Lumber is no longer the lowest responsive and responsible bidder for Category A and the award of Category A to Feldman Lumber must be rescinded; and
WHEREAS, Continental Hardware in Newark, New Jersey, is the lowest responsive and responsible bidder 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 rescission of, and hereby rescinds, Category A from Feldman Lumber and re-awards Category A to Continental Hardware in Newark, New Jersey, for the reasons stated above for a one-year term of July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020.
13. Redeem and Refund Tax Sale Certificate for 9 Bedminster Rd., Block 42, Lot 18 to Cazenovia Creed Funding II, LLC—$7,519.38
WHEREAS, Tax Sale Certificate #18-04 held by Cazenovia Creek Funding II, LLC, and currently assessed to Alessandro & Denise Schiavone and known as, Block 42 Lot 18, also known as 9 Bedminster Road; and
WHEREAS, the above mentioned Tax Sale Certificate has been redeemed by Keller Williams Team Realty representing the sale of the property. The redemption includes principal and interest in the amount of $2,419.38. There is also a premium due in the amount of $5,100.00.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Randolph, County of Morris, acknowledges that the Tax Collector redeem and refund the total amount of $7,519.38 to Cazenovia Creed Funding II, LLC holder of Tax Sale Certificate #18-04.
14. Cancel Taxes for 1st and 2nd Quarters of 2019 for Block 60, Lot 6 for John H. and Linda J. Nitka of 34 Ridge Road in Accordance with Veteran’s Exemption
WHEREAS, effective January 1, 2019 property known as block 60 lot 6 also known as 34 Ridge Road and owned by John H. and Linda J. Nitka has been deemed exempt from property taxes by Randolph Township’s Tax Assessor 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; 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 $5,115.04;
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); and
15. Redeem Tax Sale Certificate for 22 Zander Lane for Block 146, Lot 30—on Behalf of June Camera—$9,700.41
WHEREAS, Tax Sale Certificate #18-32 held by the Township of Randolph, and assessed to June A. Camera known as Block 146, Lot 30 and also known as 22 Zander Ln.; and
WHEREAS, the above mentioned Tax Sale Certificate has been redeemed by Lauren Rosato, daughter of June A. Camera. The redemption includes all open principal and interest in the amount of $9,700.41.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Randolph, County of Morris, that the Certified Tax Collector is authorized to process all the necessary documents to redeem said lien to bring the account current and cancel the certificate from record with the Morris County Clerk’s Office.
16. Liquor License Renewals for the 2019-2020 Season
Liquor License Renewals for the 2019-2020 Season
BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Council of the Township of Randolph, Morris County, New Jersey, that the following applications for renewal of alcoholic beverage licenses for the respective premises hereinafter designated, for the 2019-2020 season commencing July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2020 be and the same are hereby granted. The fees being as hereinafter listed and the said applicants having complied with all requirements of the Statutes and Rules and Regulations of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control:
|LICENSE NO.||NAME OF LICENSE||LOCATION||FEE|
|1432-33-003-007||AVI Restaurant Group, LLC|
Morris Tap and Grill
|500 Route 10 West|
Casa De Pasta
|1439 Sussex Turnpike|
|1105 Route 10 East|
|1432-33-009-007||Black River Barn, LLC|
Black River Barn Restaurant
|1178 Route 10 West|
|1432-33-013-007||Plaza 395 Associates, Inc|
|395 Dover Chester Road|
|1432-33-002-006||Mr. Crabby’s Seafood Shack||399 Route 10 E|
|1432-33-014-006||Rosie’s Italian Kitchen Inc|
|1181 Sussex Turnpike|
|1432-33-018-007||Aashirwad Palace, Inc||169 S. Salem Street|
|1432-44-012-007||MNE Trading, Inc|
Wine King Liquors
|Route 10 and Salem St.|
|1432-33-010-006||L&W Liquors Inc|
|540 Route 10 West|
|1432-44-019-003||Pappas Imports, LLC|
The Wine Cellar
|1194 Sussex Turnpike|
|1432-33-008-008||Skyland GL CRU|
|792 Route 10 West|
Noches de Columbia
|140 Route10 West|
|1432-33-001-011||Nicole’s Ten||246 Route 10 West|
|1432-44-023-004||Weis Markets Inc||146 Center Grove Road|
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Township Clerk be and is hereby ordered and directed to sign and issue said licenses in the name of the Township of Randolph and to deliver the same to the licensee when receipt is signed by the licensee or the authorized agent to the licensee.
17. Raffle License, Off-Premise Calendar Raffle, St. Matthew the Apostle Parish, October, 19, 2019; November 17, 2019; December 15, 2019; January 19, 2020; February 15, 2020; and March 15, 2020 at Various Times
18. Raffle License, On-Premise 50/50, Randolph High School Cheerleading Booster Club, Inc. at Randolph High School, 511 Millbrook Ave, on August 14, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.; and from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. on September 13, 2019, September 20, 2019, September 27, 2019, October 18, 2019, and November 1, 2019
19. Raffle License, Off-Premise 50/50, Friends of Randolph Football, Randolph High School, 511 Millbrook Avenue, September 13, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
20. Raffle License, Games of Chance, Randolph Kiwanis Club, at County College of Morris, 214 Center Grove Road, on July 4-6, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Rain Date: July 7, 2019
21. Raffle License, Tricky Tray, Friends of Randolph Animal Pound, Inc., at the Randolph Country Fair, 502 Millbrook Ave (Municipal Building), on September 22, 2019. Rain Date, September 23, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Councilman Nisivoccia made a motion to approve the Combined Action Resolutions. Councilman Forstenhausler seconded the motion, and the following roll call vote was taken:
Deputy Mayor Carey
G. UPCOMING EVENTS
- Randolph Library Event—Brynn Stanley & Dan Crisci: Interpretations of Classic American Standards on Sunday, June 9 at 2:00 p.m. Registration required: 973-895-3556
- 4th Annual Mission Gratitude event honoring first responders, Saturday, June 15 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., at Pediatric Dental Associates of Randolph, 390 Route 10
- Randolph Rocks—“Rock n Run for Empanadas”—10th Annual 5K, Saturday, June 15 at 8:30 a.m. at Randolph High School, 511 Millbrook Avenue
- Randolph Reminisces at the Randolph Museum on June 17 at 7:00 p.m., Millbrook Avenue
- Public Information Meeting on Affordable Housing, Monday, June 24 at 7:00 p.m.
- Randolph Chamber of Commerce Multi-Chamber Networking Event, Wednesday, June 26 at 11:30 a.m., Asian Diner, 191 Route 46 West, Ledgewood
- June 27 Council meeting starting at 5:30 p.m.
- Freedom Festival Events: Carnival at CCM on Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5 from 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.; Saturday, July 6—parade at 12:00 p.m., carnival at CCM from 2:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. and fireworks at 9:30 p.m.—fireworks rain date of Sunday, July 7 at 9:30 p.m.
H. ORDINANCES: INTRODUCTION
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
Manager Mountain explained that this ordinance was discussed at a Council meeting in May regarding restrictions for portable storage containers. After the meeting, they looked at the existing ordinance and spoke with legal counsel regarding issues that were raised. There were minor tweaks made to this ordinance to reflect the existing ordinances in place.
BE IT RESOLVED, that an Ordinance entitled “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 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 11th of July 2019 at 7:00 p.m. 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.
Mayor Loveys asked if this ordinance would be retroactive; Manager Mountain replied that it can be enforced from the time that it is adopted, it cannot go back prior to that time. If someone was permitted prior to the ordinance adoption, the township cannot restrict that permit. If they are not permitted, then this ordinance can be enforced from when it is adopted.
Councilwoman Veech made a motion to introduce the ordinance. Councilman Forstenhausler seconded the motion, and the following roll call vote was taken:
Deputy Mayor Carey
I. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Seeing no one from the public, the public portion was closed.
J. COUNCIL COMMENTS
Councilwoman Potter reported that Councilman Nisivoccia covered for her at the Traffic Advisory Committee (TAC) meeting.
Councilwoman Potter attended the committee meeting for the time capsule project. They are outlining a plan, and expect to have information to present to the Council in the coming weeks.
Councilwoman Potter reported that she and other Council members attended the Habitat for Humanity Build Day; they learned a lot about the importance of Affordable Housing.
Councilwoman Potter reported that she and other Council members attended the ribbon cutting ceremony at Weis Discount Liquor, the flag retirement ceremony at the VFW, and the graduation event at the school district’s transition house.
Councilwoman Potter reported that she and her friend are walking the 144 miles of Randolph Township. It has been an eye opening experience to see how many hidden areas there are and to experience the beauty of the township. She is about 1/6 of the way through the project.
Councilman Nisivoccia reported the following:
- He attended the TAC meeting. In April, the police department issued 582 summonses and 715 written warnings. There is concern from some residents about increased speeding on Dover Chester Road once it is resurfaced. The police department will be installing one of their traffic monitors and stay on top of the issue.
- He attended the Board of Health meeting. New Jersey is now requiring private well testing for uranium, radium, and radon gases.
- He attended the Library Board of Trustees meeting; new lighting has been installed in the library entrance. Donna Luciani is still working on one back ordered light fixture. All known electrical and plumbing issues at the library have now been resolved. Councilman Nisivoccia asked Manager Mountain to let Tom Sweeney know that the Library Director is very grateful that the DPW staff has been very helpful.
- He attended the Arts in the Park event; he was impressed with the community turn out.
- He attended the ribbon cutting for the Integrated Therapeutic Group. He has neighbors that have had family members go through the program, and he was happy to see it come to Randolph.
- He reported that he attended the public information session on the improvement to Center Grove and Quaker Church road intersection.
- He reported that he threw out the first pitch at the Little League Fan Appreciation Day.
- He attended the Randolph Area Chamber of Commerce, After Hours event at Brightview Senior Living.
- He attended the opening prayer service at the Greek Orthodox Church Festival.
- He organized a group of volunteers at Ironia School; they repaired planting boxes at the growing garden at the school.
- He, Councilwoman Potter, Councilman Forstenhausler, and Mayor Loveys attended the Habitat for Humanity Build Day.
- He attended the ribbon cutting ceremony at Weis Discount Liquor.
- He attended the VFW flag retirement ceremony.
Councilman Forstenhausler reported that in addition to the events others mentioned, he attended the Municipal Alliance Committee (MAC) meeting. They discussed the Healthy Mind, Healthy Body Expo; it seemed to be very successful. There was discussion on whether it would be held annually or bi-annually.
Councilman Forstenhausler reported that the Wildlife Management Committee meeting did not meet since there wasn’t a quorum.
Councilman Forstenhausler commented on the DOT situation. He found it to be very frustrating since they met last year when he was mayor. He knew that Randolph personnel were doing everything they could, and thanked Manager Mountain and Mayor Loveys for attending the DOT meeting in Roxbury. They are going to pave Route 10 in Randolph and Roxbury at some point; they said it would be in 2023 if they can secure the federal funding. Manager Mountain, Mayor Loveys, Councilman Forstenhausler, and OEM Coordinator Bill Wagner were four of the six people in attendance at the meeting. They pointed out all the issues on Route 10 such as the intersections and the areas of flooding. They will continue to attend any public information meetings held by the DOT.
Councilman Forstenhausler attended the Transition House’s first graduation ceremony, with four students graduating.
Councilman Tkacs reported that the Randolph Township team raised $500 for the Relay for Life event.
Councilwoman Veech asked how the police officer was who was involved in a car accident on Route 10. Manager Mountain replied that he is recovering okay. She asked if anyone was issued a ticket; the Manager replied that he did not know.
Councilwoman Veech attended the Randolph Community Garden meeting; there are 97 beds registered. There will be a lot of educational programs coming for the entire community.
Councilwoman Veech reported that there was a joint Parks Committee and Recreation Committee meeting. Joe Faranetta spoke about the status of the spending for the referendum at the schools. They also received an update on the deer hunt. There was a list of many of the things that went on in the parks in May. Recreation registrations are good; the Randolph Beach was discussed and how good it looks and the number of people attending on the weekends. She felt the investment made in the park was well worth it. Deputy Mayor Carey added that spring and summer sports enrollments are similar to last year.
Deputy Mayor Carey noted that she attended many of the same events as the other Council members. She also attended the Memorial Day ceremony at the VFW. It was very well attended, and the Mayor made a good speech.
Mayor Loveys attended many of the events previously mentioned. He thanked Councilman Nisivoccia for filling in for him, and throwing out the first pitch at Little League Fan Appreciation Day. He also thanked Deputy Mayor Carey for attending a quarterly County meeting held by the Freeholders at the Public Safety building in his absence.
Mayor Loveys spoke with Deputy Mayor Carey about reaching out to Geoff Price for the Freedom Festival parade; historically the Deputy Mayor coordinates the cars for the dignitaries.
Mayor Loveys reported that the Association for the Friends Meeting House meets annually. He was in communication with Nick and Peggy Stenick. Nick is the current President of the association; they live in Michigan. They requested a letter from Mayor Loveys, which he provided, in support of a state application for funding to replace the roof. They would like to put approximately $1,000,000 into repairs at the Friends Meeting House so they can get it reopened.
Mayor Loveys attended a forum at Saint Clare’s for public officials to promote the hospital. Several directors spoke; he felt it was a good forum.
Mayor Loveys attended the Economic Development Committee meeting. He arrived late due to a program at the high school so there was nothing to report.
Mayor Loveys reported that Randolph has a number of people who attend The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. They have a new church; they renovated a building on Bassett Highway in Dover. He attended a ribbon cutting ceremony at the church and it was very nice.
Councilwoman Veech added that the Randolph Rocks event was taking place simultaneously to this Council meeting. The Council nominated Liz Ritter for the volunteer award. The Councilwoman expressed her concern that the event continues to be scheduled without looking at the Township Council schedule. Mayor Loveys added that he expressed disappointment as soon as he received the invitation, and brought to their attention that they are asked to nominate someone, but can’t attend to support that person. He thought they felt badly about it. It was anticipated that the Rock Stars presentations would start at 8:15 p.m. if any of the Council members wanted to go right to the event after the Council meeting.
K. EXECUTIVE SESSION
There was no Executive Session.
Councilwoman Veech made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:35 p.m. Councilman Forstenhausler seconded the motion, and the following roll call vote was taken:
Deputy Mayor Carey