READINGTON TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE AGENDA

APRIL 4, 2005

 

A.        Mayor Gatti 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/Municipal Court

Contract Negotiations/Block 63, Lots 11, 12 & 13 (Accettola)

Contract Negotiations/Block 73, Lot 27; Block 74, Lots 8 & 9; Block 79.01, Lots 11.01,                                                                                                                        11.02, 11.04, 11.05 & 11.06; Block 79, Lot 4 (Fallone)

            Contract Negotiations/Block 96, Lot 18 (D’Urso) 

            Contract Negotiations/Block 62, Lot 1 (Jackson) 

            Contract Negotiations/Block 57, Lot 13.01 (Staats) 

Contract Negotiations/Block 96, Lot 2 (Triple D) 

Contract Negotiations/Block 22, Lot 66 (Oak Developers, LLC)

Contract Negotiations/Block 80, Lots 1 & 2 (Readington Twp.)

Contract Negotiations/Block 98, Lot 2  (Padovani)

            Contract Negotiations/Mutual Aid Firefighters Agreement

Attorney-Client Privilege/Executive Session Minutes

Litigation/Fiore vs. Fleet National Bank, Asher Seebag, Elchanon Geleb & Readington Twp.

Litigation/James vs. Michael Kovonuk, Dawn Faltings, et als.

                        Contract Negotiations/Professional Services:            

                        Ferriero Engineering, Inc.

                        City Connections, LLC.

                        Princeton Hydro, LLC.

                        McManimon & Scotland, LLC.

                        Paul Himmlestein                                                                               

                        Michael Mills

                        Dennis Bertland Associates

Hatch, Mott and MacDonald

            Litigation/Toll Bros., Inc. v. Township of Readington, et al

                            Docket No. SOM-L-618-04 (formerly Docket No. HNT-l-495-02): 

            Litigation/Lackland & Lackland v. Township of Readington

                             Docket No. HNT-1344-03PW (formerly HNT-L-81-99 & SOM-L-1466PW)

 

                                                                                   

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 budget meeting of February 10, 2005 and regular meeting of March 21, 2005.

 

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

 

1.         AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING THE READINGTON TOWNSHIP 2004 SALARY AND WAGE ORDINANCE, FOR OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES OF READINGTON TOWNSHIP

 

                        Ordinance #11-20005

 

2.         AN ORDINANCE TO PROVIDE FOR THE ACCEPTANCE OF A PORTION OF BLOCK 39, LOT 14.01 FOR PUBLIC ROADWAY PURPOSES IN THE TOWNSHIP OF READINGTON, COUNTY OF HUNTERDON AND STATE OF NEW JERSEY FROM CATHERINE SPAGNUOLO, INDIVIDUALLY, AND AS EXECUTOR OF THE ESTATE OF CAROL L. SUNDERHOFT

 

                        Ordinance #12-2005

 

H.        CORRESPONDENCE/OTHER INFORMATION:

 

1.         Memorandum dated March 28, 2005 from Denise B. Doolan, Clerk, Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders, regarding adoption of a Resolution supporting the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 700, in their quest to have Highway Route 31 renamed the Purple Heart Highway.

 

2.         Notice dated March 23, 2005 from Monica A. Gianchiglia, Board Administrator, Bedminster Twp. Planning Board, regarding Notice of Master Plan Public Hearing.

 

3.         Notice dated March 23, 2005 from Dorothy D. Wilkie, Municipal Clerk, Twp. of Bedminster, regarding public hearing of Ordinance #05-09 - Supplementing & Amending Article 13-522 entitled “Wireless Facilities” of Chapter XIII Entitled “Land Management” of the revised General Ordinances of the Township of Bedminster.

 

4.         Notice dated March 10, 2005 from Kelly A. Nash, Municipal Clerk, Twp. of Belleville, regarding adoption of a Resolution objecting to the Federal Government’s cuts to Community Development Block Grant Funds.

 

            5.         Memorandum dated March 28, 2005 from Sharon L. Brienza, Municipal Clerk, Twp. of Branchburg, regarding the following:

 

     Adoption of Ordinance #2005-979 Amending the Land Development Ordinance of the Twp. of Branchburg by amending Article VII of the Provisions for Enforcement.

 

     Public Hearing of #2005-980 Amending the Land Development Ordinance of the Twp. of Branchburg by amending Article XIII entitled “Affordable Housing.”

                                                                                                                                               

6.                  Notice dated March 17, 2005 from Darlene Reed, Planning Board Clerk,

Hillsborough Township Planning Board, regarding public hearing of the Hillsborough Township Master Plan Amendment - Stormwater Management Plan Element.

 

 

 

            7.         Notice dated March 22, 2005 from Dorothy L. Gooditis, Municipal Clerk, Twp. of Raritan, regarding Public Hearing of Ordinance #05-9 - to Amend an Ordinance entitled “Revised General Ordinances of the Twp. of Raritan,” and more specifically to amend Sections 16.78.050 - Variance Fees.

 

8.         Notice dated March 15, 2005 from Roberta A. Brassard, Municipal Clerk, Twp. of Tewksbury, regarding public hearing of Ordinance #06-2005 - An Ordinance to Amend an Ordinance whose short title is “Tewksbury Twp. Development Regulations Ordinance (2000).”

 

9.         Notice from Raymond B. Drake, Esq., regarding hearing before the Tewksbury Township Planning Board - Richard B. Emmitt, Block 37, Lot 3.04.

 

          10.         Letter dated March 24, 2005 from Thomas D. Norkevich, Environmental Consultant,  regarding Application for Letter of Interpretation - Line Verification - James Hunter, Block 36, Lot 4 (entire file available for review in the Clerk’s Office).

 

 11.         Letter dated March 21, 2005 from Lou Cattuna, Section Chief, Bureau of Inland Regulation, NJDEP regarding NJDEP Freshwater Wetland General Permit - Withdrawal - Illva Saronno Corporation, Block 80, Lots 1 & 2.

 

 12.         Letter from residents of Edgewood Road regarding the condition of the road and requesting that the road be paved. 

 

I.                   OLD BUSINESS:

 

1.         Ordinance regarding conduct at sporting events - consideration. 

 

2.         Bus Trip for WWII Veterans from Hunterdon & Warren Counties - request for donation.

 

J.                  NEW BUSINESS:

 

1.         Memorandum from the Readington Township Environmental Commission regarding letter from the South Branch Watershed Association requesting that the Township commit $300 to the SBWA for their Spring Waterway Clean-up.

 

2.         Hunterdon County Cross Acceptance Report. 

 

3.         East Whitehouse Fire Company/Fire Truck - discussion

 

4.         Revision of Speed Limits along NJ Route 31.

 

            5.         Amendment to Valic Deferred Compensation Plan - Resolution.

 

            6.         Bond Ordinance/Block 57, Lot 13.01  (Staats) - introduction.

 

            7.         Wilmark Building Contractors, Inc.- request for release of Performance/Cash Bonds.

 

8.         Rencor, Inc. - request for release of Performance Bond.

 

9.         Stowaway Self Storage - request for reduction of Performance Bond.

 

       r10.         Postponement of Mortgage - 418 Well Sweep Road/Mattei.

 

       r11.         Auliu/Block 66, Lot 11 - request for release of unused escrow funds.

 

       r12.         Applications for Raffles Licenses - Friends of Anderson House, Inc.

 

       r13.         Application for Raffles License - Readington Athletic Booster Club.

                                                           

J.                  ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT:

K.                ATTORNEY'S REPORT:

L.                 ENGINEER'S REPORT:

M.               COMMITTEE REPORTS:

            1.   Frank Gatti:        

Finance Department

                  r   a.   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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