READINGTON TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE AGENDA

 February 17, 2009

 

A.                Mayor Allen 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/Professional Services

·         Key Tech (Construction Inspection Engineering)

·         Parker McKay (Special Litigation Counsel)

·         Gebhardt & Kiefer, PC (Special Counsel for Governing Body)

·         Gebhardt & Kiefer, PC (Special Counsel Litigation Governing Body)

·         Word Works ( Readington Township Newsletter Printers)

Contract Negotiations/Block 94, Lots 15.01, 17 and 19 (Toll)

Contract Negotiations/Block 94, Lots 6.02, 8 and 11 (Daniels)

            Personnel/Municipal Court

            Attorney-Client Privilege / Executive Session Minutes (February 2, 2009)

            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         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 February 2, 2009

 

G.        PUBLIC HEARINGS

           

            1.         AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE ASSUMPTION OF                                                  MAINTENANCE RESPONSIBILITIES ON THE PAPER STREET KNOWN                           AS HARLEM STREET IN THE TOWNSHIP OF READINGTON

                                   

·         ORDINANCE # 01-2009

 

            2.         AN ORDINANCE AMENDING PORTION OF A PREVIOUSLY ADOPTED

                                    ORDINANCE BY THE TOWNSHIP OF READINGTON ON

                                     DECEMBER 6, 1982 GOVERNING SEWER CHARGES FOR THE                                         TOWNSHIP OF READINGTON

 

·         ORDINANCE # 02-2009

 

            3.         AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE #11-2007, AMENDING THE

                                    LAND DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF                                             READINGTON, HUNTERDON COUNTY, NEW JERSEY OF DECEMBER                           1992 AS HERETOFORE SUPPLEMENTED AND AMENDED

 

·         ORDINANCE # 03-2009

 

            4.         AN ORDINANCE SUPPLEMENTING AND AMENDING VOLUME II

                                    CHAPTER 148 ENTITLED “LAND DEVELOPMENT” OF THE CODE

                                    OF THE TOWNSHIP OF READINGTON, 2000, AS HERETOFORE

                                    SUPPLEMENTED AND AMENDED, IS HEREBY SUPPLEMENTED

                                    AND AMENDED

 

·         ORDINANCE # 04-2009

 

            5.         AN ORDINACE AMENDING AN ORDINANCE FOR DETERMINING

                                    POSITIONS ELIGIBLE FOR THE DEFINED CONTRIBUTION

                                    RETIREMENT ACT

 

·         ORDINANCE # 05-2009

 

            6.         BOND ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE ACQUISITION OF PROPERTY

                                    (BLOCK 3, LOT 3.01 OWNER: RENDA) IN AND BY THE TOWNSHIP OF

                                    READINGTON, IN THE COUNTY OF HUNTERDON, NEW JERSEY,

                                    APPROPRIATING $110,000 THERFOR AND AUTHORIZING THE

                                    ISSUANCE OF $104,500 BONDS OR NOTES OF THE TOWNSHIP TO

                                    FINANCE PART OF THE COST THEREOF

 

·         ORDINANCE # 07-2009

 

            7.         BOND ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE ACQUISITION OF A COAH

                                    UNIT, LOCATED AT 404 DOVE COTE COURT, WHITEHOUSE, NEW

                                    JERSEY, IN AND BY THE TOWNSHIP OF READINGTON, IN THE                                      COUNTY OF HUNTERDON, NEW JERSEY APPROPRIATING $120,000                              THERFOR AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $114,000 BONDS OR

                                    NOTES OF THE TOWNSHIP TO FINANCE PART OF THE COST THEREOF

 

·         ORDINANCE # 08-2009

 

            8.         AN ORDINANCE TO EXCEED MUNICIPICAL BUDGET APPROPRIATION

                                    LIMITS AND TO ESTABLISH A CAP BANK

 

·         ORDINANCE # 09-2009

 

                                   

H.        CORRESPONDENCE / OTHER INFORMATION:

 

            1.         Memorandum dated January 27, 2009 from Sharon Brienza, Township Clerk,

                                    Branchburg regarding An Ordinance Amending the Land Development

                                    Ordinance of the Township of Branchburg by Requiring Vehicle Barriers

                                    for Certain Day Care Centers.

 

            2.         Letter dated January 30, 2009 from Yvonne A. Jamieson, Project Manager,

                                    Brinkerhoff Environmental Services, Inc.  regarding Freshwater Wetlands

                                    Letter of Interpretation, Block 27 Lot 31 and Block 28, Lot 6, Township of

                                    Raritan, Hunterdon County, New Jersey.

 

            3.         Letter from Andrew D. Gale, Supervisor, Division of Land Use Regulation,

                                    Department of Environmental Protection, regarding Authorization for

                                    Freshwater Wetlands Statewide General Permit No. 25 andWaiver of

                                    Transition Area for Access, Block  56, lot 2, Readington Township,                                               Hunterdon County.

 

            4.         Letter dated February 6, 2009 from Tara Shepherd, Executive Director, HART                              Commuter Information Services regarding Resolution of Support  of the

                                    Partnership for Mass Transit and Rail in Hunterdon and Somerset

                                    Counties.

 

            5.         Letter date February 5, 2009 from Ross Blacker, Sr. Director of Marketing and

                                    Communications, Girl Scouts of New Jersey regarding a request to  designate the             week of March 8-14 Girl Scout Week.

                                                                                  

I.         NEW BUSINESS:

 

            1.       Readington Commons, Block 4, Lot 51 – request for bond reduction

 

            2.       Permission for Use of Roads- Somerset Wheelmen Bicycling Club, Readington

                      Time Trials, April 11, 2009

 

            3.       Social Affair Permit  - Polish American Citizen’s Club, February 21, 2009

 

   *       4.       W.E. Timerman Company, Inc./Block 15, Lot 10 – release of escrow ($546.48)

 

J.         ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

 

K.        ATTORNEY’S REPORT

 

L.        COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

       1.   Julia Allen

                  Planning Board

                  County Agricultural Development Board Liaison

                  Farmland/Open Space Preservation/Land Projects Liaison

                  Sewer Advisory Committee

 

2.         Thomas Auriemma

            Liaison to Fire Companies & Rescue Squad

            Recreation Department

            Zoning

            Library Services

 

3.    Frank Gatti

                  Finance Department

·         Payment of Bills

                  Police Department

                  Historic Preservation/Museums

 

4.    Beatrice Muir

                  Board of Health

                  Public Assistance

                  Code Enforcement Department/Construction Code Department

                  Animal Control

 

5.    Gerard Shamey

                  Planning Board

                  Engineering, Roads, Maintenance & Recycling

                  Senior Services

                  School Crossing Guards

                  Municipal Court

           

M.       COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC

 

N.        COMMENTS FROM THE GOVERNING BODY

 

O.        ADJOURNMENT