READINGTON TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE AGENDA

 JULY 7, 2008

 

A.                Mayor Auriemma calls the meeting to order at 6:00 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/Construction Office

            Personnel/Police

            Potential Litigation/Contract Negotiations/Shared Services

                        Special Counsel/Stickel, Koenig & Sullivan/COAH Regulations

            Contract Negotiations/Merck/Sewer Agreement

            Contract Negotiations/Board of Education/ Sewer Agreement

            Contract Negotiations/Hunting Bids/Block 52.01, Lot 14.06

                                                                       Block 66, Lots 2 & 3

                                                                       Block 25, Lots 19 & 20

                                                                       Block 55, Lot 13.51

                                                                       Block 66, Lot 13

                                                                       Block 80, Lot 1

                                                                       Block 57, Lot 2

                                                                       Block 63, Lots 19 & 64

            Contract Negotiations/Shared Services/Emergency Services/Vehicle Fueling

            Contract Negotiations/Award of Maintenance & Repair Materials Bid

            Contract Negotiations/Proposal to Move ECHO

            Land Acq/Contract Negotiations /Block 39, Lot 49 and Block 40, Lot 2 (Peters)

            Land Acq/Contract Negotiations/Block 75, Lot 33 (HannaSaqa)

            Attorney-Client Privilege / Executive Session Minutes (June 16, 2008)

            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)

            Litigation/Wilmark Building Contractors v. Township of Readington, et al.

            Litigation / Joanzee LLC v. Township of Readington, et al.

 

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 June 16, 2008 & June 20, 2008

 

G.        Public Hearings – 8:00 P.M.

 

            1.         An Ordinance Creating and Establishing in the Township of Readington

                                    the Position of Township Public Defender Pursuant to the Provision

                                    of P.L. 1997 c. 256 (N.J.S.A. 2B:24-1 et seq.).

           

                                    Ordinance # 15-2008

 

            2.         An Ordinance of the Township of Readington, County of Hunterdon,

                                    State of New Jersey Prohibiting Parking on the Portions of County

                                    Line Road Located within the Township of Readington and

                                    Establishing Penalties for the Violation thereof.

 

                                    Ordinance # 16-2008

 

            3.         An Ordinance Appropriating $141,000 from the Housing Trust for the

                                    Acquisition of Easements and Affordable Housing Restrictions on Two

                                    Condominium Properties (Block 95, Lot 12.185 and Block 95, Lot 12.405) in and by the Township of Readington, in the County of Hunterdon, New Jersey

 

                                    Ordinance # 17-2008

 

            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 – Reference COAH Development Fees

 

                                    Ordinance # 18-2008

 

            5.         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 Reference “ B Business Zone “

 

                                    Ordinance # 19-2008

 

            6.         A Bond Ordinance Providing for the Acquisition of a Development Rights

                                    Easement on Block 56, Lot 5 (Owner: James) in and by the Township of

                                    Readington, in the County of Hunterdon, New Jersey, Appropriating

                                    $485,000 therefor and Authorizing the Issuance of $460,750 Bonds or Notes

                                    of the Township to Finance Part of the Cost thereof.

 

                                    Ordinance # 20-2008

           

H.        CORRESPONDENCE / OTHER INFORMATION:

 

             1.        Memorandum dated June 11, 2008 from Roberta Brassard, Township Clerk,

                                    Township of Tewksbury regarding Adoption of an Ordinance to Amend an Ordinance whose short title is “Tewksbury Township Development Regulations Ordinance (2000)”

           

            2.         Memorandum dated June 12, 2008 from Dorothy Gooditis, Township Clerk,

                                    Township of Raritan, regarding:

 

·         # 08-19 - An Ordinance of the Township of Raritan, County of Hunterdon, State of New Jersey To Amend an Ordinance Entitled “Revised General Ordinances of the Township of Raritan”, Title 16 “Land Development Code”, and More Specifically Chapter 16.10 “Affordable Housing Development Fees”

 

·         #08-20 – An Ordinance of the Township of Raritan, County of Hunterdon, State of new Jersey Amending Title 16 “Land Development Code”, Chapter 16.11 “Growth Share Affordable Housing Production” of the “Revised General Ordinances of the Township of Raritan”

 

            3.         Resolution from Diane Plugfelder, Township Clerk, Township of Bethlehem

                                    Opposing S-770 and A-1645 Mandating the Appointment of A Qualified

                                    Purchasing Agent and the Attendant Reorganization of the Township of

                                    Bethlehem Purchasing Functions.

           

            4.         Resolutions from Lola C. Burd, Deputy Clerk, Township of Bethlehem

                                    regarding:

 

·         Opposition to Assembly Bill 1880 (A-1880)

 

·         Opposing the proposal to eliminate the New Jersey Department of Agriculture as a cost-cutting measure

 

            5.         Memorandum dated June 20, 2008 from Donna J. Burham, Township Clerk,

                                    Township of Clinton regarding an Ordinance Supplementing and Amending

                                    Section 165-91 “Effect on Existing Lots,” of the Code of the Township of

                                    Clinton, to Establish Bulk Standards for Additions to the Principal

                                    Buildings on Nonconforming Lots Greater than 100,000 square feet in area.

 

            6.         Resolution from Lora L. Olsen, Township Clerk, West Amwell Township

                                    regarding Opposing Proposed Assembly Bill A2867 (and Identical Senate

                                    Bill S1919) Known as the “Permit Extension Act of 2008”.

           

            7.         Memorandum dated June 24, 2008 from Sharon L. Brienza, Township Clerk,

                                    Township of Branchburg adopting the following Ordinances:

 

·         Ordinance 2008-1093 – An Ordinance Amending the Land Development Ordinance of the Township of Branchburg by Adding New Defined Terms; Adopting a Revised Zoning Map; Adding a New Section Entitled

     “R-3 Rural Three Acre Residential District”; and Adding a New Section

      Entitled “RRC-Raritan River Corridor District”

 

·         Ordinance 2008-1100 – An Ordinance Amending the Land Development Ordinance of the Township of Branchburg by Establishing a Revised Definition  for “Restaurant” that includes Outdoor Use

 

            8.         Letter dated June 23, 2008 from Frances Sundheim, Vice President and Corporate

                                    Rate Counsel of Public Service Electric and Gas Company notice of filing a petition to request an increase in the charges for electric and gas.

 

            9.         Letter dated June 12, 2008 from Victoria Tunnermann of Whitehouse Station,

                                    requesting installation of sign and NO PARKING area on dirt road section of

                                    Somerset Street.

 

I.         OLD BUSINESS:

 

            None

                                   

J.         NEW BUSINESS:

 

            1.       Needs Assessment/Presentation of Survey – Department of Recreation

 

            2.       An Ordinance Amending Chapter 66-5 of the Code of the Township of

                      Readington pertaining to the fees for Alcoholic Beverage Licenses

           

            3.       An Ordinance Reappropriating $20,250 Proceeds of Obligations Not Needed

                      for their Original Purpose in order to Provide for Tennis Court Repairs

                      and Resurfacing at Pickell Park in and by the Township of Readington, in the

                      County of Hunterdon, New Jersey     

 

            4.       NJ DOT State Aid Applications  - Resolutions

 

            5.       Consideration of Property for Hunting – Block 9, Lot 1 – 38 +/- acres

                                                                                          Block 3, Lot 3 – 38 +/- acres

 

            6.       Permission for Use of Roads – Buckman Sprint Distance Triathlon, September 7, 2008

 

    *      7.       2008-2009 Liquor License Renewals  – Resolution – Three Bridges Volunteer Fire Company

   

    *      8.       Social Affair PermitTemple Or Chadash /Balloon Festival-July 25-27th

           

    *      9.       Steven Dribbon, Block 72, Lot 34.01 – permit refund

 

    *     10.      Blue Light PermitWilliam  B. Harrington

 

 

K.        ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

 

L.        ATTORNEY’S REPORT

 

M.       ENGINEER’S REPORT

 

N.        COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

1.      Thomas Auriemma

            Liaison to Fire Companies & Rescue Squad

            Recreation Department

            Zoning

            Library Services

 

2.    Julia Allen

                  Planning Board

                  County Agricultural Development Board Liaison

                  Farmland/Open Space Preservation/Land Projects Liaison

                  Sewer Advisory Committee

 

3.    Frank Gatti

                  Finance Department

            *     a.   Payment of Bills

            *     b.   Lien Redemption - resolutions

 

                  Police Department

                  Historic Preservation/Museums

 

4.    Beatrice Muir

                  Board of Health

                  Public Assistance

                  Code Enforcement Department/Construction Code Department

                  Animal Control

 

5.    Gerard Shamey

                  Engineering, Roads, Maintenance & Recycling

                  Senior Services

                  School Crossing Guards

                  Municipal Court

                  a.  May 2008 Municipal Court Report

           

O.        COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC

 

P.        COMMENTS FROM THE GOVERNING BODY

 

Q.        ADJOURNMENT