READINGTON TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE AGENDA

MAY 2, 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/Police Department 

            Personnel/Recreation 

Personnel/Municipal Court

            Contract Negotiations/Amendment to Green Acres Project Agreement #1022-96-066

Contract Negotiations/Awarding of Live Scan Fingerprint System Bid

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

                               Docket No. 02-2017 (MLC)       

            Attorney-Client Privilege/Executive Session Minutes

                        Contract Negotiations/Professional Services:            

                        M2 Associates

Princeton Hydro

           

C.                 SALUTE TO THE FLAG.

 

D.        ACTION TAKEN DURING EXECUTIVE SESSION.

 

D.                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 re-moved from the General Order of Business and considered in its normal sequence on the agenda.                             

                                                           

F.     r APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES of meeting of April 18, 2005.

 

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

1.         Continuation of Public Hearing -

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

 

                        Ordinance #11-20005

                                                                                                                       

2.         BOND ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE ACQUISITION OF DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS EASEMENT (BLOCK 57, LOT 13.01, OWNER: STAATS), IN THE TOWNSHIP OF READINGTON, COUNTY OF HUNTERDON, NEW JERSEY, APPROPRIATING $960,000 THEREFOR AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $912,000 BONDS OR NOTES OF THE TOWNSHIP TO FINANCE PART OF THE COST THEREOF

 

                        Ordinance #13-2005

 

            3.         AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ARTICLE XI ENTITLED “FEES, GUARANTIES, INSPECTIONS AND OFF-TRACT IMPROVEMENTS” OF CHAPTER 148 TO CLARIFY THE APPLICABILITY OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING FEES FOR RESIDENTIAL AND NONRESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CURRENT RULES OF THE COUNCIL ON AFFORDABLE HOUSING

 

Ordinance #14-2005

 

4.         AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 66 OF THE CODE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF READINGTON IN THE COUNTY OF HUNTERDON AND STATE OF NEW JERSEY, CONCERNING ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

 

                        Ordinance #15-2005

 

H.        CORRESPONDENCE/OTHER INFORMATION:

 

1.         Letter dated April 20, 2005 from Alex DeCroce, Assembly Republican Leader, requesting that the Committee adopt a resolution regarding the Blueprint for Property Tax Reform.

 

2.         Memorandum dated April 26, 2005 from Sharon L. Brienza, Municipal Clerk, Twp. of Branchburg, regarding adoption of Ordinance #2005-979 Amending the Land Development Ordinance of the Twp. of Branchburg by amending Article VII of the Provisions of Enforcement.”

 

3.         Notice dated April 14, 2005 from Gail W. McKane, Municipal Clerk, Twp. of Clinton, regarding adoption of Ordinance #882-05 Supplementing & Amending Chapter 165 entitled “Land Use Regulations,” adopting revised checklists.

 

4.         Notice dated April 14, 2005 from Gail W. McKane, Municipal Clerk, Twp. of Clinton, regarding adoption of Ordinance #881-05 Supplementing & Amending Chapter 165 entitled “Land Use Regulations,” amending the definitions of setbacks.

                                                                                                                                               

5.         Notice dated April 12, 2005 from Darlene Reed, Planning Board Clerk, Hillsborough Township Planning Board, regarding adoption of the Hillsborough Township Master Plan Amendment - Stormwater Management Plan Element.

 

6.         Resolution from the Township of Lumberton supporting Senate Bill S-1023 and Assembly Bill A-1835. 

 

7.         Resolution from the Township of West Amwell supporting the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 700, in their quest to have Highway Route 31 renamed the Purple Heart Highway.

 

8.         Resolution from the Township of West Amwell supporting Senate Bill S-1023 and Assembly Bill A-1835. 

 

9.         Notice from Lloyd H. Tubman, Esq., regarding hearing before the Readington Twp. Planning Board - Rolling Meadows of Readington, LLC, Block 55, Lot 7.01.

 

 10.         Letter dated April 5, 2005 from Lou Cattuna, Section Chief, Bureau of Inland Regulation, NJDEP regarding NJDEP Freshwater Wetlands Letter of Interpretation/Line Verification - Anthony Malinowski, Block 53, Lot 14.

 

 11.         Letter dated April 12, 2005 from Lou Cattuna, Section Chief, Bureau of Inland Regulation, NJDEP regarding Freshwater Wetlands Emergency Permit - Olga Boglioli, Block 64, Lot 51 (entire file available for review in the Clerk’s Office).

 

I.             OLD BUSINESS:

 

   1.         Ordinance regarding conduct at sporting events - consideration.

 

            2.         Readington Township Cross Acceptance Report. 

 

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

 

            4.         Dynasty Construction/Block 66, Lot 49 - request for reduction of Performance Bond.

 

        r 5.         Jacobs-BBL - Budget Adjustment Request.

 

J.                  NEW BUSINESS:   

 

1.         Environmental Commission - 2005 Environmental Services Program Matching Grant - resolution.

 

            2.         Readington Trail Association - request for permission to use Township Land for Fund-Raising Event on June 19, 2005.

 

3.         Ordinance establishing a Recreation Committee - introduction.

 

   4.         Bond Ordinance/Block 15, Lot 4 (Arnaudy) - introduction.

 

            5.         Treatment Works Approval Application - Block 36, Lots 93, 94 & 95 (Country Classics, Inc.).

 

6.         Recycling Tonnage Grant - resolution.

 

7.         School Road Improvements Section I - Work Change Directive No. 1.

 

       r  8.         Holman/Block 63, Lot 45 - request for release of Board of Health escrow funds.

 

       r  9.         Vines, LLC - DeStefano/Block 39, Lot 59 - request for release of escrow funds.

 

       r10.         Liwonchuk/Block 46, Lot 5.04 - request for release of Board of Health escrow funds.

 

       r11.         Bugglin/Block 67.01, Lot 19.38 - request for release of Board of Health escrow funds.

 

       r12.         East Whitehouse Fire Department - request for permission to hold coin toss (July 30, 2005).

 

       r13.         Application for Social Affair Permit - Polish American Citizens Club.

 

       r14.         Application for Blue Light Permit - Stephanie Becker.

 

       r15.         Application for Raffles License - Friends of Anderson House, Inc.

 

J.                  ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT:

K.                ATTORNEY'S REPORT:

L.                 ENGINEER'S REPORT:

 

M.               COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

1.         Frank Gatti:  

      Finance Department

                        r   a.   Tax Cancellations - resolutions.

                        r   b.   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

                              r a.  Municipal Court & Violations Bureau Report for March, 2005.

                        Animal Control                      

                                               

O.        COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC.       

 

P.                 COMMENTS FROM THE GOVERNING BODY.

 

Q.                ADJOURNMENT.  

 

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