READINGTON TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE AGENDA

JULY 18, 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/Recreation  

            Personnel/Library

Contract Negotiations/PBA Local 317

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

Contract Negotiations/Block 98, Lot 2  (Padovani)

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

            Contract Negotiations/Awarding of 4-Wheel Drive Tractor with Mid-Mount Mower Bid

Contract Negotiations/Awarding of Ambulance Bid

            Attorney-Client Privilege/Executive Session Minutes (June 20, 2005 & July 5, 2005)

Professional Services - Connell Foley, LLP

Potential Litigation/Plenary Retail Distribution License Bid Package

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

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

Litigation/Lackland and Lackland, et als. v. Readington Township, et als.,Superior

                           Court of New Jersey, Law Division, Hunterdon County Docket No.

                            HNT-L-344-03P.W. (formerly HNT-L-81-99 and SOM-L-1466-00PW)

            Litigation/Lackland and Lackland v. Township of Readington

                            Docket No. 3:02-5597 (GEB)

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

                            Docket No. 02-2017 (SRC)

            Litigation/Wilmark Building Contractors, Inc. v. Township of Readington

                            Docket No. HNT-L-132-03

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                           

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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 July 5, 2005.

 

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

 

1.         BOND ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR VARIOUS CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS OF THE TOWNSHIP OF READINGTON, IN THE COUNTY OF HUNTERDON, NEW JERSEY, APPROPRIATING THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,642,000 THEREFOR AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $1,559,900 BONDS OR NOTES OF THE TOWNSHIP TO FINANCE PART OF THE COST THEREOF

 

                        Ordinance #21-2005

 

            2.         BOND ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR VARIOUS SEWER IMPROVEMENTS AND ACQUISITION OF VEHICLE AND EQUIPMENT OF THE TOWNSHIP OF READINGTON, IN THE COUNTY OF HUNTERDON, NEW JERSEY, APPROPRIATING THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $1,035,000 THEREFOR AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $983,250 BONDS OR NOTES OF THE TOWNSHIP TO FINANCE PART OF THE COST THEREOF

 

                        Ordinance #22-2005

                                                                                                           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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H.        CORRESPONDENCE/OTHER INFORMATION:

 

Memorandum dated July 6, 2005 from Henry Kuhl, Chairman, Hunterdon County Republican Committee, regarding adoption of a resolution urging the New Jersey State Legislature to adopt the amendments to the State Constitution that are proposed by the Blueprint for Property Tax Reform. 

 

Resolution from the Borough of Allentown regarding “Goose and the Gander” requesting that legislation be enacted to impose limits on the Annual NJ State Budget to include spending limitations comparable to those required of Municipalities, Counties, Authorities and School Districts.

 

Memorandum dated June 28, 2005 from Sharon L. Brienza, Municipal Clerk, Twp. of Branchburg, regarding public hearing of Ordinance #2005-997 Amending the Land Development Ordinance of the Twp. of Branchburg by providing for required Growth-Share Affordable Housing Production.

 

Letter dated June 24, 2005 from Ronald K. Lacey, Staff Consultant, JCP&L, regarding application for Wetlands General Permit No. 1 - JCP&L.

 

Notice from Public Service Electric & Gas regarding Filing and Public Hearings for proposed increase in BGSS Commodity Charges for Residential Gas Customers.

 

Letter dated July 7, 2005 from John P. Tully, Gilmore & Associates, Inc., regarding NJDEP Wetland Presence/Absence Application, Baccaro, Block 51, Lot 25 (entire file available for review in the Clerk’s Office).

 

Letter dated July 8, 2005 from Leo Santowasso, PE, CME, Heritage Consulting Engineers, regarding Freshwater Wetlands Letter of Interpretation Extension Application Checklist, Readington Farms, Inc., Block 9, Lot 21 (entire file available for review in the Clerk’s Office).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I.                   OLD BUSINESS:

 

Ordinance Establishing a Recreation Committee - introduction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                       

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                   

 

 

                                                                                                                       

 

 

 

 

 

                                                           

 

 

                                                                                                           

 

                                                                                                                       

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J.                  NEW BUSINESS:   

 

Appointment of Safety Coordinator.

 

            Noise Ordinance - consideration.

 

Bond Ordinance/Block 48, Lot 23; Block 55, Lot 33; Block 56, Lots 1, 3, 6, & 8 and Block 67, Lot 2, (Solberg Aviation/Hromoho) - introduction.

 

r         Acceptance of 2004 Report of Audit - resolution.

 

r         Postponement of Mortgage - 402 South Branch Drive/Flannery.

 

r         Application for Blue Light Permit - Edward Drenkhahn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                       

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                       

 

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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 June, 2005.

     r   b.   Monthly Collection Report for Sewers for June, 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

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

                  Animal Control    

           

 

O.                COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC.       

 

P.                 COMMENTS FROM THE GOVERNING BODY.

 

Q.        ADJOURNMENT.