READINGTON TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE AGENDA

MAY 16, 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/Planning Office 

            Personnel/Municipal Court

Personnel/Zoning

            Personnel/Recreation 

Contract Negotiations/PBA Local 317

            Potential Litigation/Hionis Greenhouse

Contract Negotiations/Dingman & James Auction Co.

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

Contract Negotiations/Block 15, Lot 21 (Adde)

Contract Negotiations/Block 39, Lot 14 (Cuchiaro)

Contract Negotiations/Block 98, Lot 2  (Padovani)

Contract Negotiations/Block 39, Lots 49 & 14.04 and Block 40, Lot 2 (Peters)

Litigation/Whitehouse Rescue Squad vs. Township of Readington Board of Adjustment

            Attorney-Client Privilege/Executive Session Minutes

 

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 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 May 2, 2005.

 

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

 

1.         AN ORDINANCE CONCERNING CONDUCT AT YOUTH AND ADULT SPORTING EVENTS HELD IN THE TOWNSHIP OF READINGTON

 

                        Ordinance #16-2005

 

            2.         BOND ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE ACQUISITION OF DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS EASEMENT (BLOCK 15, LOT 4, OWNER: ARNAUDY), IN THE TOWNSHIP OF READINGTON, COUNTY OF HUNTERDON, NEW JERSEY, APPROPRIATING $452,000 THEREFOR AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $429,400 BONDS OR NOTES OF THE TOWNSHIP TO FINANCE PART OF THE COST THEREOF

 

                        Ordinance #17-2005

 

 

           

H.        CORRESPONDENCE/OTHER INFORMATION:

 

1.         Notice dated April 27, 2005 from Dorothy D. Wilkie, Municipal Clerk, Twp. of Bedminster, regarding adoption 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.

 

2.         Notice dated May 5, 2005 from Dorothy D. Wilkie, Municipal Clerk, Twp. of Bedminster, regarding public hearing of Ordinance #05-18 - Supplementing & Amending Article 13-500 entitled “General Provisions & Design Standards” of Chapter XIII Entitled “Land Management” of the revised General Ordinances of the Township of Bedminster.

                                                           

3.         Memorandum dated May 9, 2005 from Diane Pflugfelder, Municipal Clerk, Twp. of Bethlehem, regarding adoption of a Resolution supporting Senate Bill S-1023 and Assembly Bill A-1835. 

 

            4.         Notice dated May 5, 2005 from Laura Eidsvaag, Municipal Clerk, Borough of Califon, regarding adoption of a Resolution urging the State of New Jersey to specifically prohibit the practice known as “Engine Braking.”

 

5.         Notice dated April 27, 2005 from George J. Jorn, Mayor, Township of Cranford, regarding adoption of a Resolution in favor of Assembly Bill 3526/Senate Bill 2144 “Christopher’s Law.”

 

6.         Resolution from the Township of West Amwell recommending that a roundtable forum be established and that all impacted communities, stakeholders, environmental organizations and municipalities be invited to participate to determine the most acceptable alternatives for identifying and alleviating east-west traffic mobility problems. 

 

            7.         Letter dated April 28, 2005 from Nancy Kempel, Supervising Environmental Engineer, Bureau of Point Source Permitting Region 2, NJDEP, regarding Draft Surface Water Renewal Permit Action - NJPDES Permit No. NJ0102563, Route 78 Office Area WWTF (entire file available for review in the Clerk’s Office).

 

I.                   OLD BUSINESS:

 

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

 

J.                  NEW BUSINESS:   

 

1.         Open Space Advisory Board - presentation.

 

            2.         Hunterdon Central High School Defeated Budget - Resolution.

 

3.         Readington Township School Defeated Budget - Resolution.

 

4.         St. Elizabeth Ann Seton RC Church -  request for exemption from Planning Board application fee.

 

 

5.         Request from Lake Cushetunk Woods Property Owners Association to install a street light at the corner of Well Sweep Road and Van Horne Road. 

 

       r 6.         Request for permission to temporarily close a section of Weavers Lane to hold a block party (June 18, 2005).

 

       r 7.         Improvements to School Road Section I - payment #1.

 

       r  8.         Resolution authorizing the sale of municipally owned personal property at public auction.

 

       r  9.         Ryan Homes - NVR, Inc./Block 64, Lot 8.03 - request for refund of unused permit fee.

 

       r10.         Older Americans Month (May, 2005) - Proclamation.

 

       r11.         Lyons/Block 52, Lot 1 - request for release of escrow funds.

 

       r12.         Szatynski/Block 72, Lot 26 - request for release of Board of Health escrow funds.

 

       r13.         Spiller/Block 53, Lot 13 - request for release of Board of Health escrow funds.

 

       r14.         Application for Blue Light Permit - William Schultz.

 

       r15.         Application for Raffles License - Whitehouse First Aid & Rescue Squad.

 

K.                ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT:

 

L.                 ATTORNEY’S REPORT:

 

M.               ENGINEER’S REPORT:

 

N.                COMMITTEE REPORTS:

1.   Frank Gatti:        

Finance Department

                  r   a.   Payment of the Bills.

                  Police Department

                  r   a.  Police Department Summary - Dec., 2004; Jan., 2005; Feb., 2005 & March, 2005.

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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