READINGTON TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE AGENDA
MAY 1, 2006
A. Mayor Shamey 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:
Contract Negotiations/PBA – Sergeant’s Contract
Contract Negotiations/PBA – Lieutenant’s Contract
Contract Negotiations/Awarding of Three Bridges Pump Station Bid
Contract Negotiations/Administration of Contract for Three Bridges Pump Station
Contract Negotiations/Block 63, Lot 45 (Holman)
Contract Negotiations/Block 98, Lot 2 (Padovani)
Contract Negotiations/Stanton Properties
Contract Negotiations/Professional Services:
Studer & McEldowney/Municipal Engineering Services
Attorney-Client Privilege/Executive Session Minutes (April 17, 2006)
Litigation/Township of Readington v. General Star Insurance Co. & Summit Risk Services
Contract Negotiations/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. CONSENT AGENDA:
All items listed with an asterisk “*” 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.
F. PUBLIC HEARINGS - 8:00 p.m.
1. Continuation of Public Hearing:
AN ORDINANCE TO PROVIDE FOR THE ACCEPTANCE OF CERTAIN ROADWAYS WITHIN THE RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT KNOWN AS STANTON RIDGE IN THE TOWNSHIP OF READINGTON, COUNTY OF HUNTERDON AND STATE OF NEW JERSEY FROM STANTON PROPERTIES, II, A NEW JERSEY GENERAL PARTNERSHIP
2. BOND ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE TOWNSHIP’S SHARE OF THE ACQUISITION OF PROPERTY PURSUANT TO A JOINT PURCHASE AGREEMENT WITH THE COUNTY OF HUNTERDON IN AND BY THE TOWNSHIP OF READINGTON, IN THE COUNTY OF HUNTERDON, NEW JERSEY, APPROPRIATING $74,000 THEREFOR AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $70,300 BONDS OR NOTES OF THE TOWNSHIP TO FINANCE PART OF THE COST THEREOF
3. Readington Wine & Spirits, LLC – Public Hearing for issuance of Plenary Retail Distribution Liquor License.
G. CORRESPONDENCE/OTHER INFORMATION:
1. Resolution from the Readington Township Board of Education expressing opposing the expansion of Solberg Airport and encouraging the Township Committee to take appropriate action to prevent such expansion.
2. Notice dated April 10, 2006 from William G. Dressel, Jr., Executive Director, NJ State League of Municipalities regarding resolution supporting A-1425 on Cap Law Relief.
3. Notice dated April 13, 2006 from William G. Dressel, Jr., Executive Director, NJ State League of Municipalities regarding update on Low Speed Vehicles.
4. Notice dated April 21, 2006 from William G. Dressel, Jr., Executive Director, NJ State League of Municipalities regarding Safe Kids New Jersey and National Safe Kids Week.
5. Notice dated April 24, 2006 from William G. Dressel, Jr., Executive Director, NJ State League of Municipalities regarding Amendment to Binding Arbitration Statute.
6. Letter dated April 19, 2006 from Tadgh Rainey, Program Director, Mosquito & Vector Control, Hunterdon County Health Dept., regarding black fly control.
7. Memorandum dated April 11, 2006 from Sharon L. Brienza, Municipal Clerk, Twp. of Branchburg, regarding public hearing of Ordinance #2006-1020 Amending the Land Development Ordinance of the Twp. of Branchburg by adding a new section 12-2 entitled “Stormwater Control for Major Development.”
8. Notice dated April 18, 2006 from Dorothy L. Gooditis, Municipal Clerk, Twp. of Raritan, regarding public hearing of the following:
· Ordinance #06-11 - to Amend an Ordinance entitled “Revised General Ordinances of the Twp. of Raritan,” and more specifically to amend Chapters 16.18, 16.20, 16.80 and 16.84 (Stormwater Regulations).
· Ordinance #06-14 - to Amend an Ordinance entitled “Revised General Ordinances of the Twp. of Raritan,” and more specifically Titles 2 and 16 and more specifically Sections 2.100.020, 16.18.050, 16.20.050, 16.08.090 and 16.78.050.
9. Notice dated April 18, 2006 from Christopher J. Teasdale, Chairman, Tewksbury Twp. Environmental Commission, expressing support for Readington Township’s petition to upgrade the classification of a portion of the Rockaway Creek.
10. Resolution from the Township of West Amwell opposing Senate Bill 1219 concerning amendments to the Open Public Meetings Act.
11. Letter dated April 3, 2006 from Andrew D. Gale, Supervisor, Land Use Regulation Program, regarding Approval of Application for Transition Area Waiver - Yogeshkumar Bhatt/Hindu Sanatan Dharma Seva Mandal, Inc., Block 38, Lot 38.01.
12. Letter dated April 20, 2006 from Robert S. Rogers, PhD, regarding application for Freshwater Wetlands Letter of Interpretation - Coddington Homes, Inc., Block 32, Lot 9 (entire file available for review in the Clerk’s office).
13. Notice from Public Service Electric & Gas regarding filing of a petition with the
New Jersey Board of Public Utilities requesting an increase in charges for gas service.
H. OLD BUSINESS:
1. Solberg Airport - update by Mayor Shamey.
2. Vare/Block 25, Lot 43.09 - request for permission to direct water discharge to detention basin.
3. Saunders Legatees, LLC/Victory Lane Car Wash - request for release of Performance Bond.
4. Wilmark Building Contractors, Inc.- request for release of Performance/Cash Bonds.
5. Readington Trails Association - placement of Horse Crossing signs in Readington Township.
I. NEW BUSINESS:
1. Resolution to confirm Ballot Question & Interpretive Statement for May 16, 2006 Special Election.
2. Letter of resignation from Stephanie Moore, Readington Twp. Board of Health.
3. Dreahook Road culvert - elimination of pavement coloring.
4. Whitehouse Methodist Church – request for waiver of subdivision application fees.
* 5. Recycling Tonnage Grant – resolution.
* 6. Correction to Professional Services Contract/CN Communications – resolution.
* 7. Applications for Raffle Licenses – Whitehouse Rescue Squad.
J. ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT:
K. ATTORNEY’S REPORT:
L. ENGINEER’S REPORT:
M. COMMITTEE REPORTS:
1. Gerry Shamey:
Engineering, Roads, Maintenance & Recycling
Code Enforcement Department\Construction Code Department
School Crossing Guards
2. Julia Allen:
County Ag. Develop. Board Liaison
Farmland\Open Space Preservation\Land Projects Liaison
Sewer Advisory Committee
3. Thomas Auriemma:
Liaison to Fire Companies and Rescue Squad
4. Frank Gatti:
* a. Payment of the Bills.
5. Beatrice Muir:
Board of Health
N. COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC.
O. COMMENTS FROM THE GOVERNING BODY.