A.        Mayor Gatti 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:      


Personnel/Municipal Court

Contract Negotiations/Block 15, Lot 24 (Adde, Ltd.)

Contract Negotiations/Irvington Environmental Education Center

            Contract Negotiations/Lutheran Social Ministries                                  

            Contract Negotiations/Ruppert-Kerwin ECHO Lease

            Contract Negotiations/Awarding of Resurfacing of Old York Road Section V Bid

            Contract Negotiations/Awarding of 4-Wheel Drive Tractor with Mid-Mount Mower Bid

Contract Negotiations/Awarding of Liquid Deicing & Dispensing Station Bid

Contract Negotiations/Block 48, Lot 23; Block 55, Lot 33; Block 56, Lots 1, 3, 6, & 8                                            and Block 67, Lot 2 (Solberg Aviation/ Hromoho)

            Attorney-Client Privilege/Executive Session Minutes (August 15, 2005)


C.                 SALUTE TO THE FLAG.




E.         CONSENT AGENDA:                                                                     


All items listed with an asterisk “r” 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 re-moved from the General Order of Business and considered in its normal sequence on the agenda.                                                                                               

F.     r  APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES of meeting of August 15, 2005.




1.         Letter dated August 25, 2005 from Cynthia J. Yard, Hunterdon County Administrator, regarding adoption of a resolution requesting that the NJDEP extend the comment period for a minimum of sixty (60) days for the proposed Green Acres regulation changes.


2.         Memorandum dated August 29, 2005 from Rhonda E. Kelly, Deputy Clerk, Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders, regarding adoption of a resolution encouraging State & Federal governments to develop a grant application award and administration process which is equitable, objective, based on identified needs and successful achievement of measurable objectives.


3.         Notice from Douglas Ball, PE, Branchburg Township Engineer, regarding the rescheduling of the hearing before the Branchburg Twp. Planning Board - Bridgewater Wholesalers, Inc., Block 17, Lots 16 & 17.




4.         Memorandum dated July 13, 2005 from Sharon L. Brienza, Municipal Clerk, Twp. of Branchburg, regarding adoption of Ordinance #2005-997 Amending the Land Development Ordinance of the Twp. of Branchburg by providing for required Growth-Share Affordable Housing Production.


5.         Notice dated August 11, 2005 from Diane L. Schottman, Municipal Clerk, Borough of Flemington, regarding adoption of a Resolution in support of State Mandate State Pay in regarding to the Alcotest 7110 MK III-C that the State is mandating all municipalities purchase as Breathalyzers will no longer be allowed.


6.         Notice dated August 8, 2005 from Laura Eidsvaag, Municipal Clerk, Borough of Califon, regarding adoption of a Resolution in support of State funding for State mandated use of Alcotest.


            7.         Notice from Christopher T. & Anne G. Emmet regarding hearing before the Readington Township Planning Board - Block 12.01, Lot 14.01.


            8.         Notice from Jeffrey B. Lehrer, Esq., regarding hearing before the Branchburg Twp. Planning Board - Advance Realty Group, LLC & Advance /GLB Development Partners, LLC, Block 5.11, Lot 2.01.


9.         Letter dated July 13, 2005 from Madhu Guru, PE, Section Chief, Land Use Regulation Program, NJDEP, regarding Stream Encroachment Permit - County of Hunterdon, Barley Sheaf Road bridge replacement.


 10.         Letter dated August 10, 2005 from Lou Cattuna, Section Chief, Bureau of Inland Regulation, NJDEP regarding application for Letter of Interpretation, Presence/Absence Determination - Oaks Developers, LLC, Block 22, Lot 66.


 11.         Letter dated July 5, 2005 from Lou Cattuna, Section Chief, Bureau of Inland Regulation, NJDEP regarding NJDEP Freshwater Wetlands Letter of Interpretation/Line Verification - Yogeshkumar Bhatt/Hindu Sanatan Dharma Seva Mandal, Inc., Block 38, Lot 38.01.


 12.         Letter dated August 10, 2005 from Michael J. Filippone, Director, Rates & Regulatory Affairs-NJ, regarding JCP&L’s annual proposal for Basic Generation Service.


H.          OLD BUSINESS:


1.            Request from Lake Cushetunk Woods Property Owners Association to install a street light at the corner of Well Sweep Road and Van Horne Road. 


I.             NEW BUSINESS:   


1.            Bond Ordinance/Block 12.01, Lot 15 (Emmet) & Block 70, Lot 38.02  (Estate of Stuart Kean) - introduction.


2.         Capital Ordinance/Various Road Improvements - introduction.


3.         Top Line Construction/School Road Project - Change Order #1.


4.         Top Line Construction/School Road Project - Payment #4


5.                  Top Line Construction/School Road Project - Acceptance of Maintenance Bond. 


6.         Wilmark Building Contractors, Inc. - request for release of Performance Bond.


       r   7.         Intercounty Paving Associates, Inc./Mountain Road Project - Payment #3.


       r   8.         Corrective Action Plan - 2004 Audit.


       r   9.         Awarding of Bond Anticipation Note.


       r10.          Request for permission to hold a Block Party on Saturday, September 24, 2005 - Pierce Farm Road cul-de-sac.


       r11.          Application for Raffles Licenses - Hunterdon Central Project Graduation.


       r12.          Applications for Raffles Licenses - Three Bridges Volunteer Fire Co.


       r13.          Application for Bingo License - Three Bridges Volunteer Fire Co.


J.                  ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT:


K.                ATTORNEY’S REPORT:


L.                 ENGINEER’S REPORT:


M.              COMMITTEE REPORTS:


1.   Frank Gatti:                                                                                

Finance Department

                  r    a.   Lien Redemption - resolutions.

                  r    b.   Payment of the Bills.

                  Police Department

Planning Board                                                                                          

Historic Preservation/Museums


            2.   Gerry Shamey:

Liaison to Fire Companies and Rescue Squad

Engineering, Roads, Maintenance & Recycling

                  School Crossing Guards


            3.   Julia Allen:                      

                  Planning Board      

                  County Ag. Develop. Board Liaison

Farmland\Open Space Preservation\Land Projects Liaison

Sewer Advisory Committee


            4.   Thomas Auriemma:

Recreation Department                  

Library Services

Code Enforcement Department\Construction Code Department



            5.   Beatrice Muir:

Board of Health

Public Assistance

                  Municipal Court

                  Animal Control                                                                  



O.                COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC.