READINGTON TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE AGENDA

JANUARY 22, 2008

 

A.        Mayor Auriemma calls the meeting to order at 5:30 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/Public Defender

            Contract Negotiations/Block 20, Lot 11 (Csepi)

Contract Negotiations/Block 75, Lot 33 (Hanna Saqa)

            Contract Negotiations/Block 66, Lot 2 (Readington Twp.)

            Potential Litigation/Attorney-Client Privilege

            Potential Litigation/PSE&G Vegetation Management

            Attorney-Client Privilege/Executive Session Minutes (Jan. 7, 2008 & Jan. 15, 2008)

            Contract Negotiations/Professional Services

                           McManimon & Scotland – Bond Attorney Services

                           Parker, McCay & Criscuolo, PA – Special Litigation Services

            Litigation/Block 48, Lot 23; Block 55, Lot 33; Block 56, Lots 1, 3, 6, & 8;    

                            Block 39, Lot 24 and Block 67, Lot 2 (Solberg Aviation/Hromoho)

 

C.                 SALUTE TO THE FLAG.

 

D.        ACTION TAKEN DURING EXECUTIVE SESSION.

 

E.         PRESENTATION OF PLAQUE TO CROSSING GUARD MARION ESPOSITO.

 

F.         CONSENT AGENDA:         

            All items listed with an asterisk “ß” 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.                  

                                                                                   

G.    ß APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES of meetings of Dec. 17, 2007, Dec. 27, 2007 & Jan.7, 2008.

 

H.        PUBLIC HEARING - 8:00 p.m.

 

1.         AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CONVEYANCE OF AN                                                        AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS EASEMENT ON PROPERTY                        KNOWN AS BLOCK 65, LOTS 12 AND 12.01 TO THE COUNTY OF                                          HUNTERDON FOR FARMLAND PRESERVATION

            Ordinance #01-2008

 

I.          CORRESPONDENCE/OTHER INFORMATION:                                                          

            1.         Letter dated December 28, 2007 from Freeholder Director George D. Muller regarding FEMA funding program for Pre-Disaster Mitigation Planning.

 

2.                  Notice dated January 8, 2008 from William G. Dressel, Jr., Executive Director,

            NJ State League of Municipalities regarding the following:

·        S-176        Expands survivor recovery in the event of wrongful death;

·        A-4393      Requires certain public contract bid advertisements to contain                                  certified cost estimates or estimate ranges of project contract costs                          & specifies grounds for rejection of bids;

·        A-3153      Provides certain law enforcement officers cannot be suspended                                without pay for more than 120 days;

·        A-1886      Recycling Enhancement Act;

·        A-4559      Authorizes DEP to sell, exchange, retire, assign, allocate or                                      auction  allowances from greenhouse gas emissions;

·        A-500        The School Funding Reform Act of 2008

 

3.         Letter dated January 3, 3008 from Thomas Auffenorde, Assistant Vice President,

            EcolSciences, Inc., regarding Application for Letter of Interpretation/Line Verification Merck & Co., Inc., Block 4, Lots 47, 48, 49, 50, 96, 98, 99, 100, 102, 103, 104 & 112 (entire file available for review in the Clerk’s Office).

 

J.         OLD BUSINESS:

 

1.                  Solberg Airport – update.

 

            2.         Train Horn Rules/Quiet Zone.

 

3.         Summer Road Park/Additional Field – proposal.

 

K.        NEW BUSINESS:

 

            1.         Hunterdon County Health Department – presentation by Director John Beckley.

 

            2.         Black River & Western Railroad – request for resolution endorsing track

                        improvement project.

 

            3.         No Parking or Standing on Lightfield Roaddiscussion.

 

4.         Amendment to Section 148-50 of Land Development Ordinance/mandatory                    language to be included in conservation easement – introduction.

 

            5.         Stanton Ridge – acceptance of certain roadways.

 

            6.         Rolling Meadows – request for reduction of Performance Bond.

 

            7.         Spring Meadows Estatesrequest for reduction of Performance Bond.

 

       ß  8.         Pincus/Block 63, Lot 53.05 - request for release of unused escrow funds ($1,111.72).

 

 

L.         ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT:

 

M.       ATTORNEY’S REPORT:

 

N.        ENGINEER’S REPORT:

 

O.        COMMITTEE REPORTS:

1.     Thomas Auriemma:

        Planning Board

                    Liaison to Fire Companies and Rescue Squad

        Recreation Department                 

        Zoning     

        Library Services

 

            2.     Julia Allen:                     

                    Planning Board     

                    County Ag. Develop. Board Liaison

        Farmland\Open Space Preservation\Land Projects Liaison

                    Sewer Advisory Committee

 

            3.     Frank Gatti: 

                    Finance Department

ß     a.        Payment of the Bills.

                    Police Department

        Historic Preservation/Museums

 

4.     Beatrice Muir:

                    Board of Health

                    Public Assistance

                    Code Enforcement Department\Construction Code Department

                    Animal Control     

 

            5.     Gerry Shamey:

                    Engineering, Roads, Maintenance & Recycling

                    Senior Services

        School Crossing Guards

                    Municipal Court

ß  a.  Municipal Court & Violations Bureau Report for December, 2007.

 

P.         COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC.        

 

Q.        COMMENTS FROM THE GOVERNING BODY.

 

R.        ADJOURNMENT.