NOVEMBER 21, 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.




Contract Negotiations/Dump Truck Bids

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

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

Contract Negotiations/Block 14, Lots 29.02 & 29.03(Black/Maxwell)

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

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

†††† Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division, Hunterdon County

†††† Docket No. HNT-344-03PW (formerly HNT-L-81-99 & SOM-L-1466-00PW)

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

†††† United States District Court for District of New Jersey††

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Civil Action No: 3:04-cv-6043


C.                SALUTE TO THE FLAG.




E.††††††† 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.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††


F.†††† r APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES of meeting of November 9, 2005.




1.†††††††† Memorandum dated November 15, 2005 from Denise B. Doolan, Clerk, Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders, regarding Hunterdon County Solid Waste Plan Amendment.


2.†††††††† Notice dated November 15, 2005 from Gail W. McKane, Municipal Clerk, Twp. of Clinton, regarding public hearing of Ordinance #903-05 Supplementing & Amending Chapter 165 entitled ALand Use Regulations,@ Part 8 entitled AFlood Hazard Areas and Surface Water Management, Article XXXV, Surface Water Management.@


3.†††††††† Letter dated November 4, 2005 from Elizabeth H. Kiss, Municipal Clerk, Twp. of East Brunswick, regarding adoption of a resolution supporting Senate Bill No. 1987 authorizing local units to limit contract awards to business entities that make political contributions.


4.†††††††† Memorandum dated October 27, 2005 from Dolores J. Sweeney, Municipal Clerk, Twp. of Pequannock, regarding adoption of resolution urging the Federal Government to raise the Federal hourly minimum wage.


5.†††††††† Memorandum dated November 2, 2005 from Roberta A. Brassard, Municipal Clerk, Twp. of Tewksbury, regarding public hearing of Ordinance #22-2005 - Ordinance to Amend an Ordinance whose short title is ATewksbury Twp. Development Regulations Ordinance (2000).@


6.†††††††† Letter dated November 10, 2005 from Shana L. Crane, Land Use Administrator, Twp. of Tewksbury, regarding public hearing of the Housing/Fair Share Plan Element Amendment.


7.†††††††† Letter dated October 31, 2005 from Lou Cattuna, Section Chief, Bureau of Inland Regulation, NJDEP regarding NJDEP Freshwater Wetlands Letter of Interpretation/ Line Verification - Omnipoint Facilities Network 2, LLC., Block 61, Lot 5.02.


8.†††††††† Letter dated November 1, 2005 from Joseph Modzelewski, PE, Studer & McEldowney, PA, regarding NJDEP Freshwater Wetlands Letter of Interpretation - Deerpath Park Septic Alteration, Block 72, Lot 31 (entire file available for review in the Clerk=s Office).


9.†††††††† Letter dated November 15, 2005 from Ronald K. Lacey, Staff Consultant, JCP&L, regarding application for Wetlands General Permit No. 1/Special Condition #3 - JCP&L (entire file available for review in the Clerk=s Office).


10.†††††††† Notice from Pivotal Utility Holdings, Inc., d/b/a Elizabethtown Gas Company, regarding petition to revise its Basic Gas Supply Service (entire file available for review in the Clerk=s Office).


11.†††††††† Public Notice from PSE&G regarding joint petition with Exelon Corporation for approval of a change in control of public service & related authorizations.


H.                OLD BUSINESS:



I. †††††††† NEW BUSINESS:


1.†††††††† Reconstruction of County Bridge No. T-61 - Potterstown Road Detour - Tewskbury & Readington Townships - approval of traffic control plan.


††††††† r 2.†††††††† Resolution Providing for the Combination of Certain Issues of General Improvement Bonds into a Single Issue of Bonds Aggregating $10,000,000 in Principal Amount.


††††††† r 3.†††††††† Resolution Determining the Form & Other Details of $10,000,000 General Improvement Bonds and Providing for their Sale.


††††††† r 4.†††††††† Baccaro/Block 51, Lot 25 - request for release of unused escrow funds.


††††††† r 5.†††††††† McGrath/Block 25, Lot 12.02 - request for return of unused Board of Health witness funds.††††††††††††††††††††

††††††† r 6.†††††††† Application for Social Affair Permit - Polish American Citizenís Club.††††††


†††††† r7.†††††††† Application for Membership in NJ Firemen=s Association - Michael E. Orozco.


†††††† r 8.†††††††† Application for Blue Light Permit - James G. Traynor.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††


J.                  ADMINISTRATOR=S REPORT:

K.                ATTORNEY=S REPORT:

L.                 ENGINEER=S REPORT:


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

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

Animal Control



N.                COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC.†††††††




P.                 ADJOURNMENT.