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TOWNSHIP OF MAHWAH
PUBLIC MEETING MINUTES
THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2002

The Public Meeting immediately followed the Work Session Meeting.

Present: Councilmembers Calandrillo, DaPuzzo at 9:25PM, Donigian, Richter and Spiech.
Absent: Councilmembers DiGiulio and Omsberg.

Also present were Mayor Richard J. Martel, Business Administrator Brian Campion, Municipal Attorney Menelaos Toskos and Municipal Clerk Kathrine G. Coletta.

APPROVAL OF BILLS AND CLAIMS
On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Richter, the Bills and Claims, previously signed, totaling $789,867.10, were approved. All in favor. Motion carried. A list of Bills and Claims is on file in the Municipal Clerk’s Office.

APPROVAL OF MEETING MINUTES
On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Spiech, the Closed Session Meeting Minutes of February 7, 2002, Amended Work Session Meeting Minutes of February 7, 2002, Public Meeting Minutes of February 14, 2002, Work Session Meeting Minutes of February 21, 2002, Closed Session Meeting Minutes of February 21, 2002, Closed Session Meeting Minutes of March 7, 2002 and the Work Session Meeting Minutes of March 7, 2002 were approved. Roll call vote: Calandrillo abstained on Closed Session of February 21, 2002 and Work Session of February 21, 2002 and yes to remaining; DaPuzzo, yes; DiGiulio, absent; Donigian, abstained on Closed Session of March 7, 2002 and Work Session of March 7, 2002, and yes to remaining; Omsberg, absent; Richter, abstained on Closed Session of February 7, 2002 and Amended Work Session of February 7, 2002 and yes to remaining; Spiech, yes.

REPORT OF TOWNSHIP COUNCIL AND MUNICIPAL CLERK
Calandrillo reported at the Housing Commission Meeting many seniors attended the meeting on the rent increase. Administration will also be addressing this item at a later date.

DaPuzzo reported the Board of Education has received and approved the retirement of 21 teachers. The savings will equate to $551,000 in the 2003 School Budget. Forty one teachers will be needed for next year; 20 will be for the new school.

Donigian - no report.

Richter reported the Beautification Subcommittee is waiting for plans to come back from the County. The next meeting will be sometime in May.


Spiech attended the Senior Citizens Advisory Board Meeting. At the meeting, the seniors asked about the Club meeting at the new building. The seniors are interested in meeting twice a month and asked whether Club Members or not could go to the Senior Citizens Center at any time. The seniors are planning various programs to be held in the new building. The seniors asked whether the DARE Luncheon will be held at the Sheraton this year. Spiech will contact the Police Department.

REPORT OF MAYOR AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR
Mayor Martel has been contacted by the Mayor of Ramsey on meeting with the Council President and himself. The meeting will be held on Monday, March 25, 2002 at 7:00AM.

Mayor Martel reported on Monday, March 25, 2002, the Business Administrator and himself will be going to Trenton to meet with Commissioner Cox on the parking garage/train station issue.

MAYOR’S PROCLAMATION
Mayor Martel read a Proclamation on Scout Justin Ajamian from Boy Scout Troop #50 attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.

GENERAL PUBLIC DISCUSSION
On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by DaPuzzo, the meeting was opened to the public at 9:23PM. All in favor. Motion carried.

Mr. George Wagner of 26 Bartholf Lane complimented the Township Recycling Department on how helpful they are to the residents.

Mr. Wagner proposed the new name of the park on Route 202 as Continental Soliders Park. Mr. Wagner asked for the Council’s support. It was suggested that Mr. Wagner contact the Recreation Commission with his suggestion.

Mr. Wagner questioned when the web site will be operating. The Business Administrator answered within 10 days.

Mr. John Kelly of 238 Miller Road thanked the Township for installing the sidewalk by the train station.

On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by DaPuzzo, the meeting was closed to the public at 9:33PM. All in favor. Motion carried.

ORDINANCES - INTRODUCTIONS
The title of an Ordinance was read as follows:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MAHWAH AMENDING CHAPTER 4 ENTITLED “GENERAL LICENSING” TO AMEND THE DEFINITION OF LIMOUSINE SERVICE AND TO INCORPORATE CHANGES EFFECTED BY PUBLIC LAW 1999, CHAPTER 356 OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY.

RESOLUTION - ORDINANCE NO. 1412

Introduced by Calandrillo, seconded by Richter.

RESOLVED that the Ordinance be passed and adopted on first reading.

FURTHER RESOLVED that said Ordinance be considered for final passage at a meeting to be held on April 11, 2002 at the Municipal Offices, 300B Route 17 South, Mahwah, New Jersey at 8:00PM.

FURTHER RESOLVED that the Clerk publish said Ordinance with notice of introduction, passage and time and place where said Ordinance will be considered for final passage.

Roll call vote: Calandrillo, yes; DaPuzzo, yes; DiGiulio, absent; Donigian, yes; Omsberg, absent; Richter, yes; Spiech, yes.

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The title of an Ordinance was read as follows:
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 22 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MAHWAH ENTITLED “SITE PLAN REVIEW” TO REQUIRE IDENTIFICATION OF STORM WATER INLETS THAT ARE CONNECTED TO RIVERS, LAKES AND STREAMS.

RESOLUTION - ORDINANCE NO. 1413

Introduced by Spiech, seconded by Calandrillo.

RESOLVED that the Ordinance be passed and adopted on first reading.

FURTHER RESOLVED that said Ordinance be considered for final passage at a meeting to be held on April 11, 2002 at the Municipal Offices, 300B Route 17 South, Mahwah, New Jersey at 8:00PM.

FURTHER RESOLVED that the Clerk shall publish said Ordinance with notice of introduction, passage and time and place where said Ordinance will be considered for final passage.

Roll call vote: Calandrillo, yes; DaPuzzo, yes; DiGiulio, absent; Donigian, yes; Omsberg, absent; Richter, yes; Spiech, yes.

CONSENT AGENDA
Resolutions #080-02 through #082-02, #084-02, #086-02 through #096-02 and the approval of the Raffle Application for the Scandinavian American Heritage Society Inc. were voted on under the Consent Agenda. Resolutions are attached to and made part of the meeting minutes.

Resolutions #083-02 and #085-02 were removed from the Agenda.

GENERAL PUBLIC DISCUSSION

On a motion by DaPuzzo, seconded by Calandrillo, the meeting was opened to the public at 9:45PM. All in favor. Motion carried.

Being no comments were made from the public, on a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by DaPuzzo, the meeting was closed to the public at 9:46PM. All in favor. Motion carried.

COUNCIL COMMENTS/COMMUNICATIONS
None.

On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by DaPuzzo, the meeting was adjourned at 9:47PM. All in favor. Motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,



Kathrine G. Coletta, RMC/CMC
Municipal Clerk




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