READINGTON TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE AGENDA

FEBRUARY 22, 2005

 

A.        Mayor Gatti calls the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. announcing that all laws governing the Open Public Meetings Act have been met and that this meeting has been duly advertised.

 

B.        EXECUTIVE SESSION:   

                                                                       

Personnel/Municipal Court

            Contract Negotiations/DPW Local 469

            Contract Negotiations/Block 36, Lot 49 (Fallone) & Block 36, Lots 93, 94 & 95

                                                (Country Classics) - Developer’s Agreement

            Contract Negotiations/Block 36, Lots 9 & 27 (Cook)

            Contract Negotiations/Block 46, Lot 22 (A. Reno)

            Contract Negotiations/Block 74, Lot 27 (Chesla)

Contract Negotiations/Block 65, Lots 12 & 12.01 (Little)

            Contract Negotiations/Block 72, Lot 10.02 (Pagano)

Contract Negotiations/Block 98, Lot 2  (Padovani)

Litigation/Whitehouse Rescue Squad vs. the Township of Readington

Litigation/PNC Bank, National Association, Successor by Merger to Midlantic Bank,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   N.A. vs. Lynne M. Williamson A/K/A Lynne Marie Williamson, et al.

            Litigation/Thomas J. Wachendorf v. Readington Township Police Officers

     Christopher DeWire, Scott Crater, Readington Township, Readington

     Township Police Department and John Does 1-10 - Case No. 04-5804 (SRC)

            Attorney-Client Privilege/Executive Session Minutes

Contract Negotiations/Professional Services:

                        Purcell, Ries, Shannon, Mulcahy & O’Neill

McKirdy & Riskin

Patrick Clare

                        Tom Rodriguez, GIS Mapping Services

            Litigation/Toll Brothers, Inc. vs. the Township of Readington, et al.

                             Docket No. 3:04-cv-6043

            Contract Negotiations/Block 21.12, Lots 46 & 46.03 (Escrow Appeal)

 

C.                 SALUTE TO THE FLAG.

 

D.        ACTION TAKEN DURING EXECUTIVE SESSION.

 

E.        CONSENT AGENDA:

 

All items listed with an asterisk “r” are considered to be routine by the Township Committee and will be enacted by one motion.  There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a Committee member or citizen requests, in which event the item will be removed from the General Order of Business and considered in its normal sequence on the agenda.                       

 

F.     r APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES of meeting of February 7, 2005.

 

G.        PUBLIC HEARINGS - 8:00 p.m.

 

1.         AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CONVEYANCE OF AN AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS EASEMENT ON PROPERTY KNOWN AS BLOCK 55, LOT 8 (KAPPUS) TO THE COUNTY OF HUNTERDON FOR FARMLAND PRESERVATION  

 

                        Ordinance #02-2005

 

2.         AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CONVEYANCE OF AN AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS EASEMENT ON PROPERTY KNOWN AS BLOCK 53, LOT 9 (DOLAN) TO THE COUNTY OF HUNTERDON FOR FARMLAND PRESERVATION  

 

                        Ordinance #03-2005

 

3.         AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CONVEYANCE OF AN AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS EASEMENT ON PROPERTY KNOWN AS BLOCK 72, LOT 10.02 (PAGANO) TO THE COUNTY OF HUNTERDON FOR FARMLAND PRESERVATION  

 

                        Ordinance #04-2005

 

4.         AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CONVEYANCE OF AN AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS EASEMENT ON PROPERTY KNOWN AS BLOCK 53, LOT 22 (WADE) TO THE COUNTY OF HUNTERDON FOR FARMLAND PRESERVATION  

 

                        Ordinance #05-2005

 

5.         AN ORDINANCE AMENDING PORTIONS OF A PREVIOUSLY ADOPTED ORDINANCE BY THE TOWNSHIP OF READINGTON ON DECEMBER 6, 1982 GOVERNING SEWER CHARGES FOR THE TOWNSHIP OF READINGTON

 

                        Ordinance #06-2005

 

 

H.        CORRESPONDENCE/OTHER INFORMATION:

 

            1.         Memorandum dated February 10, 2005 from Caroline Armstrong, Director, Hunterdon County Planning Board, regarding second Public Hearing on the Cross Acceptance Report.

 

2.         Memorandum dated January 31, 2005 from Robert Bzik, Director, Somerset County Planning Board, regarding Public Hearings on Draft & Final Cross-Acceptance Reports for Somerset County (entire file available for review in the Clerk’s Office).

 

            3.         Notice dated February 10, 2005 from William G. Dressel, Jr., Executive Director, NJ State League of Municipalities urging opposition to A-193 “Cancer Presumption.”

 

4.         Letter dated February 8, 2005 from Richard L. Cranmer, Administrator, RLSA, regarding sewerage treatment plant owned and operated by the Readington Township Board of Education.

 

5.         Notice from Dorothy D. Wilkie, Municipal Clerk, Twp. of Bedminster, regarding public hearing of Ordinance #05-07 - Amending Chapter XIII Entitled “Land Management” of the revised General Ordinances of the Twp. of Bedminster.

 

6.         Notice dated February 14, 2005 from Dorothy D. Wilkie, Municipal Clerk, Twp. of Bedminster, regarding public hearing of Ordinance #05-05 - Amending Chapter XIII Entitled “Land Management” of the revised General Ordinances of the Township of Bedminster by rezoning Lot 1 Block 28 from a Public Zoning District to a Low Density Residential Zoning District.

 

            7.         Notice dated January 27, 2005 from Kelly A. Nash, Municipal Clerk, Twp. of Belleville, regarding adoption of a Resolution expressing support for Assembly Bill A-1835 & Senate Bill S-1023 which requires the state to reimburse municipalities for the reimbursement and payment of property taxes that disabled veterans are exempt from. 

 

            8.         Memorandum from Sharon L. Brienza, Municipal Clerk, Twp. of Branchburg, regarding public hearing of Ordinance #2005-977 Amending the Land Development Ordinance of the Twp. of Branchburg by limiting uses in the OL Office Laboratory Zone.

 

            9.         Memorandum from Sharon L. Brienza, Municipal Clerk, Twp. of Branchburg, regarding adoption of the following:

 

           Ordinance #2005-977 Amending the Land Development Ordinance of the Twp. of Branchburg by limiting uses in the OL Office Laboratory Zone.

 

           Ordinance #2005-976 Amending the Land Development Ordinance of the Twp. of Branchburg by amending Subsection 2-2.2 entitled “Membership.”

 

 10.         Notice dated January 11, 2005 from Nancy L. Saffos, Municipal Clerk, Twp. of Cherry Hill, regarding adoption of a Resolution expressing support for Assembly Bill A-1835 & Senate Bill S-1023 which requires the state to reimburse municipalities for the reimbursement and payment of property taxes that disabled veterans are exempt from. 

 

 11.         Memorandum dated February 9, 2005 from Brenda S. Shepherd, Clerk, Borough of Frenchtown, regarding adoption of a resolution in opposition to the Fast Track Permitting Act, PL 2004, C. 89.

 

          12.         Notice dated February 8, 2005 from Dorothy L. Gooditis, Municipal Clerk, Twp. of Raritan, regarding Public Hearing of the following:

 

         Ordinance #05-4 - to Amend an Ordinance entitled “Revised General Ordinances of the Twp. of Raritan,” and more specifically to amend Sections 16.18.140 & 16.18.150 and add Chapter 16.21.

 

         Ordinance #05-5 - to Amend an Ordinance entitled “Revised General Ordinances of the Twp. of Raritan,” and more specifically to amend Chapter 16.10 Affordable Housing Development Fees.

 

 13.         Memorandum from Michelle Hovan, Clerk, Borough of Stockton, regarding adoption of a resolution in opposition to the Fast Track Permitting Act, PL 2004, C. 89.

 

 14.         Resolution from the Township of West Amwell, regarding adoption of a resolution in support of A-860 requiring school districts to provide transportation to public and non-public schools for students living along hazardous routes.

 

 15.         Public Notice from PSE&G regarding joint petition with Exelon Corporation for approval of a change in control of public service & related authorizations.

 

I.             OLD BUSINESS:

 

         1.            Ordinance regarding conduct at sporting events - consideration. 

 

J.                  NEW BUSINESS:

 

1.         Rotary Club of Whitehouse - placement of clock in front of the Readington Library.

 

2.         Appointment of Chair & Vice Chair of Open Space Advisory Board.

 

3.         Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund Grant Application - resolution. 

 

4.         Condition of Approval for all future applications before the Board of Adjustment/ Planning Board which would permit the Township Committee to determine the extent of the road improvements that the applicant must adhere to - suggestion from Board of Adjustment.

 

            5.         Acceptance of drainage easement for stormwater purposes/Block 42, Lots 9 & 10 (Kiever) - introduction

 

6.         Bond Ordinance/Block 96, Lot 2  (Triple D, LLC) - introduction.

 

            7.         Bond Ordinance/Block 72, Lot 5.02  (Bartles) - introduction.

 

        r 8.         Whitehouse Fire Co. No. 1, Inc.. - request for permission to hold coin toss

(May 13th & 14th).

 

        r 9.         Resolution Authorizing Application for Loan from the NJ Environmental

                        Infrastructure Financing Program:  Land Acquisition Project #5343034-04

                        (Holland Brook Greenway).

 

        r10.        Edwards/Block 42, Lot 34 - request for release of Board of Health escrow funds.

 

        r11.        Application for Social Affair Permit - Township of Tewksbury.

 

        r12.        Application for Raffles License - Or Chadash - the Reform Temple of Hunterdon County.

 

        r13.        Application for Raffles License - Rotary Club of Whitehouse.

 

K.     ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT:

L.     ATTORNEY'S REPORT:

M.    ENGINEER'S REPORT:

 

N.     COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

1.   Frank Gatti:        

Finance Department

                  r   a.   Monthly Collection Report for January, 2005.

     r   b.   Monthly Collection Report for Sewers for January, 2005.

r   c.   Lien Redemption - resolution.

                  r   d.   Payment of the Bills.

                  Police Department

Planning Board

Historic Preservation/Museums

 

            2.   Gerry Shamey:

                  Liaison to Fire Companies and Rescue Squad

Engineering, Roads, Maintenance & Recycling

                  School Crossing Guards

 

            3.     Julia Allen:        

                    Planning Board   

                    County Ag. Develop. Board Liaison

Farmland\Open Space Preservation\Land Projects Liaison

Sewer Advisory Committee

 

            4.     Thomas Auriemma:

                    Recreation Department              

Library Services

Code Enforcement Department\Construction Code Department

 

            5.     Beatrice Muir:

                    Board of Health

Public Assistance

                    Municipal Court

                    Animal Control

 

O.        COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC.       

P.         COMMENTS FROM THE GOVERNING BODY.

 

Q.        ADJOURNMENT.

 

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