READINGTON TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE AGENDA

JUNE 5, 2006

 

A.        Mayor Shamey 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/Recreation

Personnel/PBA – Sergeant’s Promotion

            Contract Negotiations/Block 95, Lot 15 (St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church)

Contract Negotiations/Block 55, Lot 5.01 (Rolling Meadows)

Contract Negotiations/Block 98, Lot 2 (Padovani)

Contract Negotiations/Block 65, Lot 7 (Orlando)

Contract Negotiations/Block 57, Lot 13.01 (Staats)

Contract Negotiations/Dobozynski Rental Property

Contract Negotiations/Raritan Valley Disposal

Contract Negotiations/Maintenance and Repair Bids

            Contract Negotiations/Professional Services:

                        Princeton Hydro (Municipal Stormwater Pollution Plan Preparation)

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)

Attorney-Client Privilege/Executive Session Minutes (May 1, 2006)

 

 

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.     *  APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES of meeting of May 1, 2006 and May 15, 2006.

 

G.        PUBLIC HEARING - 8:00 p.m.

 

1.         Readington Wine & Spirits, LLC – Public Hearing for issuance of Plenary Retail Distribution Liquor License. 

 

2.         Readington Township 2006 Budget

 

3.         2006 Salary OrdinanceOrdinance #18-2006

 

4.         AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CONVEYANCE OF AN AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS EASEMENT ON PROPERTY KNOWN AS BLOCK 72, LOTS 5 AND 5.02 TO THE COUNTY OF HUNTERDON FOR FARMLAND PRESERVATION – Ordinance #19-2006

 

H.        CORRESPONDENCE/OTHER INFORMATION:

 

1.                  Memo dated May 10, 2006 from Denise B. Doolan, Clerk, Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders regarding an adopted resolution encouraging the State of New Jersey to continue their responsibility to provide a Deer Recovery Program throughout the State. 

 

2.                  Letter dated May 24, 2006 from Judith A. Allen, Municipal Clerk, Township of Delaware to Senator Leonard Lance endorsing the resolution adopted by the Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders to continue a Deer Recovery Program throughout the State.

 

3.                  Resolution #06-111 from Township of West Amwell endorsing the resolution adopted by the Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders to continue a Deer Recovery Program throughout the State.

 

4.                  Memo dated May 10, 2006 from Denise B. Doolan, Clerk, Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders regarding an adopted resolution urging the State of New Jersey to re-evaluate the allocation of motor vehicle court fines.

 

5.                  Notice of Public Hearing received May 22, 2006 from Lloyd H. Tubman, Esq., Archer & Greiner, regarding appeal by John & Kathleen Fry on the denial for a permit for residence and home office use of an existing structure.

 

6.                  Notice dated May 19, 2006 from Donna J. Burham, Deputy Clerk, Township of Clinton regarding introduction of Ordinance #908-06 amending Chapter 165 entitled “Land Use Regulations”

 

7.                  Notice of Public Hearing dated May 17, 2006 from Cozen O’Connor regarding proposed merger of Elizabethtown Water Co. and Mount Holly Water Co. into New Jersey American Water Co.

 

8.                  Letter dated May 15, 2006 from State of New Jersey, Div. of Watershed Management regarding Block 46.01, Lot 7 and Block 47, Lot 48 (Four Seasons at Tewksbury Proposed Revision Denial).

 

9.                  Notice of Public Hearing received May 11, 2006 from Township of Tewksbury regarding preliminary major site plan and subdivision approval for “Four Seasons at Tewksbury”.

 

10.              Resolution #06-96 from Township of West Amwell opposing any proposed bill which would increase local taxpayers burden for services proved by the New Jersey State Police.

 

11.              Resolution #06-110 from Township of Raritan regarding extension of time for review of defeated school budgets.

 

12.              Notice of Pending Ordinance #06-21 from Township of Raritan regarding “Revised General Ordinances of the Township of Raritan, 1999”.

 

13.              Notice of Public Hearing dated May 15, 2006 from Conley & Sozansky, LLC regarding Block 37, Lots 3.01 & 3.02 in Township of Raritan (Great American Railway Co., Inc.).

 

14.              Resolution #115-06 from Township of Clinton opposing Senate Bill S-1219   amending the Open Public Meetings Act.

 

15.              Notice of Public Hearing received May 11, 2006 from NJ Transit regarding Senior Citizen and Disabled Resident Transportation Assistance Program

 

16.              Letter dated May 17, 2006 from NJ Audubon Society seeking support in urging Governor Corzine to propose stronger protections for threatened and endangered species habitat.

 

17.              Resolution #125-06 from Township of Clinton urging Governor Corzine to cut State spending and taxes to reduce property taxes for fiscal year 2007.

 

I.          OLD BUSINESS:

 

1.                  Solberg Airport - update by Mayor Shamey.

 

J.         NEW BUSINESS:

 

1.                  Resolution declaring the results of the Special Election held May 16, 2006.

 

2.                  Ordinance – Easement/Block 13, Lot 19 (Alix)

 

3.                  Ordinance – Conveyance of Development Rights/Block 57, Lot 13.01 (Staats)

 

4.                  Ordinance – Amendment to Land Use Code.

 

5.                  Resolution #2006-73 – Block 44, Lots 18, 50 & 54 – 2007 Funding Round – Farmland Preservation Program.

 

6.                  Resolution accepting CADB/SADC’s offer of $33,000 an acre for Block 80, Lots 1 & 2.

 

7.                  Letter dated May 15, 2006 from NPI regarding road detour during Harlan School Road Bridge reconstruction; memo dated May 23, 2006 from James Paganessi, Chief of Police in response to plan.

 

8.                  Memo dated May 23, 2006 from Mary Mastro, Tax Assessor regarding refund of overpaid COAH fees to Fallone Properties.

 

9.                  Email from Wendy Molnar, NJ Transit, regarding JCP&L installation of new utility pole.

 

10.              Letter of resignation from Kenneth Fisher, Readington Twp. Environmental Commission.

11.              Resignation of Chip Shepherd, Readington Twp. Environmental Commission.

 

12.              Release of Maintenance Bond – Block 39, Lots 8, 9 & 53 / Ernest Renda Contracting

 

13.              Release of Performance Bond – Block 19.01, Lot 8 / Commerce Bank

 

14.              Performance Bond – Block 39, Lots 53.17, 61.03 & 61.04 / Ferreira Construction Co., Inc.

 

15.              Release of Performance Bond – Hedgerow Estates

 

*          16.       Letter dated May 31, 2006 from Studer & McEldowney regarding Dreahook  

                        Road, Section I Drainage Improvements.

 

*          17.       Three Bridges Fire Co. Membership Application – Elliot Gray

 

*          18.       Three Bridges Fire Co. Membership Application – Kevin Malinowski

 

*          19.       Blue Light Permit – Daniel Kaplan

 

K.        ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT:

 

L.        ATTORNEY’S REPORT:

 

M.       ENGINEER’S REPORT:

 

N.        COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

1.   Gerry Shamey:

Engineering, Roads, Maintenance & Recycling

Code Enforcement Department\Construction Code Department

Senior Citizens

School Crossing Guards

 

2.   Julia Allen:                      

Planning Board    

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

Recreation Department                

Library Services

 

4.   Frank Gatti:        

Finance Department

*    a.   Payment of Bills

*    b.   Tax Exemption Status - resolution.

            Block 39, Lot 21.01

 

Police Department

Historic Preservation/Museums

 

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