READINGTON TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE AGENDA

MARCH 20, 2006

A.        Mayor Shamey calls the meeting to order at 6:30  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/Recreation

Personnel/Board of Health Witness

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

Contract Negotiations/Block 20, Lot 11  (Csepi)

Contract Negotiations/Block 39, Lot 10  (Estate of Gallo)                                       

Contract Negotiations/Block 74, Lot 16  (Readington Twp.)                                   

Contract Negotiations/Professional Services:

            Edwards & Kelcey, Inc. – Traffic Engineering & Transportation Planning Services

            JWS Computers – Professional Computer & Printer Maintenance

            Attorney-Client Privilege/Executive Session Minutes (Feb. 21, 2006 & March 6, 2006)     

Contract Negotiations/Block 48, Lot 23; Block 55, Lot 33; Block 56, Lots 1, 3, 6, & 8;                                         Block 39, Lot 24 and Block 67, Lot 2 (Solberg Aviation/Hromoho)

Litigation/Mark Hartman & Wilmark Building Contractors, Inc. v. Twp. of Readington

                 Lackland and Lackland v. Twp. of Readington

                 Docket No. 02-2017 (SRC)

Litigation/Lackland and Lackland, v. Township of Readington

                 Docket No. 3:02-5597 (GEB)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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C.                SALUTE TO THE FLAG.

 

D.        ACTION TAKEN DURING EXECUTIVE SESSION.

 

E.        PRESENTATION HONORING ERNEST RENDA.

 

F.         CONSENT AGENDA:                                           

All items listed with an asterisk Ar@ 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 re-moved from the General Order of Business and considered in its normal sequence on the agenda.                                                                                                     

 

G.     rAPPROVAL OF THE MINUTES of meeting of March 6, 2006.

 

H.                PUBLIC HEARINGS - 8:00 p.m.

1.         AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CONVEYANCE OF AN AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS EASEMENT ON PROPERTY KNOWN AS BLOCK 62, LOT 1 TO THE COUNTY OF HUNTERDON FOR FARMLAND PRESERVATION  

 

Ordinance #05-2006

 

2.         AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CONVEYANCE OF AN AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS EASEMENT ON PROPERTY KNOWN AS BLOCK 62, LOT 1 TO THE COUNTY OF HUNTERDON FOR FARMLAND PRESERVATION  

 

Ordinance #06-2006

 

3.         AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CONVEYANCE OF AN AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS EASEMENT ON PROPERTY KNOWN AS BLOCK 13, LOT 62 TO THE COUNTY OF HUNTERDON FOR FARMLAND PRESERVATION  

 

Ordinance #07-2006     

 

            4.         BOND ORDINANCE OF AND BY THE TOWNSHIP OF READINGTON, IN THE COUNTY OF HUNTERDON, NEW JERSEY, PROVIDING FOR THE FUNDING OF CERTAIN REGIONAL CONTRIBUTION AGREEMENTS BETWEEN THE TOWNSHIP AND THE BOROUGHS OF BOUND BROOK AND MANVILLE AS APPROVED BY THE NEW JERSEY COUNCIL ON AFFORDABLE HOUSING APPROPRIATING $335,000 THEREFOR AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $318,250 BONDS OR NOTES OF THE TOWNSHIP TO FINANCE PART OF THE COST THEREOF

 

                        Ordinance #10-2006

 

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PUBLIC HEARINGS – continued:

 

            5.         BOND ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE ACQUISITION OF DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS - BLOCK 39, LOT 14 (OWNER:  CUCHIARO) IN AND BY THE TOWNSHIP OF READINGTON, IN THE COUNTY OF HUNTERDON, NEW JERSEY,APPROPRIATING $467,000 THEREFOR AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $443,650 BONDS OR NOTES OF THE TOWNSHIP TO FINANCE PART OF THE COST THEREOF

 

                        Ordinance #11-2006

 

            6.         CALENDAR YEAR 2006

ORDINANCE TO EXCEED THE MUNICIPAL BUDGET COST OF LIVING ALLOWANCE AND TO ESTABLISH A CAP BANK WHEN THE COLA IS EQUAL TO OR LESS THAN 2.5 PERCENT

(N.J.S.A. 40A:4-45.14)

 

Ordinance #12-2006

 

 

            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I.          CORRESPONDENCE/OTHER INFORMATION:

 

1.         Notice dated March 3, 2006 from William G. Dressel, Jr., Executive Director, NJ State League of Municipalities regarding Senate Bill 1219 revising the Open Public Meetings Act.

 

2.         Memorandum dated March 14, 2006 from Sharon L. Brienza, Municipal Clerk, Twp. of Branchburg, regarding public hearing of Ordinance #2006-1011 Amending the Land Development Ordinance of the Twp. of Branchburg by amending Article 5 entitled “Site Plan and Subdivision Requirements” to provide standards for calculating resource conservation areas and making related changes in Articles 3 and 6.

 

3.         Notice dated March 7, 2006 from Gail W. McKane, Municipal Clerk, Twp. of Clinton, regarding adoption of a resolution expressing opposition to S-319 and A-1030 amending the New Jersey Employer-Employee Relations Act to prohibit the unilateral changing of the terms and conditions of employment by the public employees.

 

4.         Resolution from the Township of East Amwell mandating that the National Incident Management System (NIMS) be utilized for all incident management in the Township of East Amwell.

 

5.         Resolution from the Township of East Amwell opposing S-457, “Time of Decision Rule.”

 

6.         Memorandum dated February 16, 2006 from Roberta A. Brassard, Municipal Clerk, Twp. of Tewksbury, regarding adoption of Ordinance #02-2006 - An Ordinance to Amend an Ordinance whose short title is “Tewksbury Twp. Development Regulations Ordinance (2000).”       

 

7.         Letter dated February 27, 2006 from Lou Cattuna, Section Chief, Bureau of Inland Regulation, NJDEP regarding NJDEP Freshwater Wetlands Letter of Interpretation/ Line Verification - Michael Eng, Block 97, Lot 2.

 

8.         Letter dated February 27, 2006 from Lou Cattuna, Section Chief, Land Use Regulation Program, NJDEP, regarding Letter of Interpretation - Footprint of Disturbance - County of Hunterdon, Block 72, Lot 31 (entire file available for review in the Clerk=s Office).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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J.                  OLD BUSINESS:

 

1.         Airportupdate by Mayor Shamey.

 

2.         Consideration of Amendment to Section 43-90 “Firearms” of Police Ordinance.

 

3.         Ernest Renda Contracting Co., Inc. - request for release of Cash Maintenance Bond/Escrow Funds.

 

            4.         Stanton Ridge – road acceptance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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K.                NEW BUSINESS:

 

1.         Environmental Commission - appointment of new member.

           

2.         Open Space Signage – discussion.

 

3.         Wellhead Protection Program - resolution.

 

4.         Amendment to Liquor License fees - consideration.

 

5.         Recommendation from Sewer Advisory Committee - Villa/Block 23, Lot 5.

 

6.         Resolution mandating that the National Incident Management System (NIMS) be utilized for all incident management in Readington Township.

 

        r  7.         2006 Surface Treatment Program - Municipal Participation

 

        r  8.         2005 Budget Appropriation Reserve Transfers - resolution.

 

        r 9.          Application for Social Affair Permit - Polish American Citizen’s Club.      

 

        r10.         Application for Membership in NJ Firemen=s Association - Carroll Douglas Day.

 

        r11.         Application for Raffles License – Readington Athletic Booster Club.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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L.                 ADMINISTRATOR=S REPORT:

 

M.               ATTORNEY=S REPORT:

 

N.                ENGINEER=S REPORT:

 

O.        COMMITTEE REPORTS:

1.   Gerry Shamey:

Engineering, Roads, Maintenance & Recycling

Code Enforcement Department\Construction Code Department

Senior Citizens

School Crossing Guards

 

2.   Julia Allen:                      

Planning Board    

County Ag. Develop. Board Liaison

Farmland\Open Space Preservation\Land Projects Liaison

Sewer Advisory Committee

 

3.   Thomas Auriemma:

Liaison to Fire Companies and Rescue Squad

Recreation Department                

Library Services

 

4.   Frank Gatti:        

Finance Department

r    a.   Tax Refund - resolution.

r    b.   Lien Redemption - resolution.

r   c.    Payment of the Bills.

Police Department

Historic Preservation/Museums

 

5.   Beatrice Muir:

Board of Health

Public Assistance

Municipal Court

r a.  Municipal Court & Violations Bureau Report for February, 2006.

Animal Control

 

 

P.                 COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC.       

 

Q.                COMMENTS FROM THE GOVERNING BODY.

 

R.                ADJOURNMENT