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TOWNSHIP OF MAHWAH
PUBLIC MEETING MINUTES
THURSDAY, JULY 15, 2004

The meeting was called to order at 8:02 PM by Council President Richter who read the Open Public Meetings Act Statement as prescribed by law. Notice was advertised in The Record on July 14, 2003 stating this meeting would be held on Thursday, July 15, 2004 at 8:00 PM in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Offices, 475 Corporate Drive, Mahwah, New Jersey.

Notice of this meeting is posted on the Municipal Bulletin Board. The minutes of this meeting shall be available in the Municipal Clerk’s Office.

Salute to the Flag.

Present: Councilmembers Alderisio, Calandrillo, DiGiulio, Kelly, Paton, Richter and Roth.

Also present were Mayor Richard Martel, Business Administrator Brian Campion, Township Attorney Menelaos Toskos, Municipal Clerk Kathrine G. Coletta, and Deputy Municipal Clerk Mary C. Ross.

APPROVAL OF MEETING MINUTES
On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Alderisio, the Public Meeting Minutes of January 29, 2004, Budget Work Session Meeting Minutes of March 3, 2004, Work Session Meeting Minutes of April 1, 2004, Work Session Meeting Minutes of April 22, 2004, Public Meeting Minutes of April 22, 2004, Special Work Session Meeting Minutes of May 12, 2004 were approved. Roll call vote: Alderisio, yes; Calandrillo, yes; DiGiulio, yes; Kelly, yes; Paton, yes; Roth, abstain; Richter, yes. Motion carried.

On a motion by Paton, seconded by DiGiulio, the Public Meeting Minutes of June 10, 2004 were voted on. Roll call vote: Alderisio, yes; Calandrillo, abstain; DiGiulio, yes; Kelly, yes; Paton, yes; Roth, abstain; Richter, yes. Kelly changed his vote on the minutes of June 10th to abstain as he was not at the meeting.

APPROVAL OF BILLS AND CLAIMS
On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Kelly, the Bills and Claims, previously signed, totaling $4,976,587.80, were approved.

Roth questioned aged receivables. The Mayor stated it was due to incorrect billing at the wrong hourly rate. All in favor. Motion carried. A list of Bills and Claims is on file in the Municipal Clerk’s Office.

REPORT OF THE TOWNSHIP COUNCIL
Alderisio brought up Resolution #038-04A with regard to supporting Ho-Ho-Kus and the Veterans. Resolution removed from agenda pending further discussion.
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Alderisio changed his vote on the minutes of June 10th to abstain as he was not a councilmember at the time.

Paton stated that two questions were posed to him by the Council on the schools. One, being the need for a sidewalk extension in Fardale on Chapel Road and two if there was an assessment done concerning the track at the High School. The Board of Education had decided to resurface, not replace the track. Richter questioned this, and she felt that Council was misled.

REPORT OF THE MAYOR AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR
Mayor Martel voiced concern over Police Officer Vega who was seriously injured responding to a call. Officer Vega had some internal injuries. Mayor Martel expressed the desire to wish him well.

Mayor Martel was notified by the State of New Jersey that the Township was receiving $90,000.00 in property tax relief. The State will allow the Township to carry over this $90,000.00 to next year’s budget.

Mayor Martel informed Council of an arrest of 4 individuals behind the Double Tree Hotel. Sgt. O’Donohue was on patrol and saw that the individuals were transporting duffle bags from a truck to a vehicle . The duffle bags were filled with 5,10 & 20 dollar bills. O’Donohue confiscated the three duffle bags and arrested the four individuals. Approximately $3,000,000.00 in cash was discovered. Mahwah was allowed to keep 80% of this $3,000,000.00. It must be used for Police appropriations or purchases. It was deposited in the Bergen County Bank where it would gain interest. Mahwah will get 80% plus interest.

Mayor Martel commended the Police Department and Sergeant O’Donohue for their good work. Mayor Martel suggested a special commendation. Paton inquired about rules concerning the use of this money to pay off bonds. Mayor Martel stated he would look into it. Kelly asked if the Police must clear spending with the County Prosecutor. Mayor Martel stated yes and the Council as well.

PUBLIC PORTION
On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Paton, the meeting was open to the public at 8:20pm. Roll Call: Alderisio, yes; Calandrillo, yes; DiGiulio, yes; Kelly, yes; Paton, yes; Roth, yes; Richter, yes. Motion carried.

Ms. Ellen Stein of 68 Fisher Road asked for an update on the Airmont Road/ McBride property. The Township Attorney states it is being worked on, and the Township will be

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bringing someone in to consult on it.

Ms. Stein also questioned how the confiscated funds would be utilized by Police. Richter stated this is new, and Council would be looking into it.

Mr. Albert Kidd of 851 Darlington Ave cautioned the Township to use the confiscated money wisely.

Mr. Kidd questioned the Council about the Airmont/McBride property. Mr. Kidd said if the Airmont property was not sold, the Township was not going to hold on to the McBride property. The Mayor stated while that was true, the Township was trying to purchase the Airmont Road property with Green Acres funding to offset the purchase of the McBride property and if that is successful, the Town will be able to sell the Airmont property and use the proceeds to develop the McBride property.

Mr Kidd further inquired about the Watershed funding that other towns were receiving, and if there was a program the Township could try for due to the Clear Water Act. The Mayor said the township does try, but there was limited funding available. Mr. Kidd asked about the soil permits.

Mr. Allan Kidd of 111 Miller Road asked how long it took to get the Top Soil Ordinance
together. Mr. Kidd felt ½ a day was an appropriate time frame. Richter affirmed this
was being worked on. Mr. Kidd further brought up the Micik Lane property and if anyone had contemplated using this as park land. Richter stated the intent for this property was to relocate the Department of Public Works. Mr. Kidd said maybe once the Ramsey train station opened perhaps there would be less need to park by the Mahwah train station, thus freeing up room, and negating the need to use the Micik Lane property. Richter stated she will look into this. Concerning his public records/email request, Mr. Kidd asserted his demand was submitted to the Municipal Clerk and he was still awaiting these records. On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Roth, the meeting was closed to the public at 8:35 PM. All in favor. Motion carried.

ORDINANCES INTRODUCTIONS
The title of an Ordinance was read as follows:
BOND ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR VARIOUS CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MAHWAH, IN THE COUNTY OF BERGEN, NEW JERSEY, APPROPRIATING THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $2,915,400 THEREFOR AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $2,769,630 BONDS OR NOTES OF THE TOWNSHIP TO FINANCE PART OF THE COST THEREOF.


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On a motion by DiGiulio, seconded by Calandrillo, the following resolution was passed and adopted:

RESOLUTION – ORDINANCE NO. 1488

Introduced by DiGiulio, seconded by Calandrillo.

BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Council of the Township of Mahwah that the Ordinance entitled BOND ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR VARIOUS CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MAHWAH, IN THE COUNTY OF BERGEN, NEW JERSEY, APPROPRIATING THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $2,915,400 THEREFOR AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $2,769,630 BONDS OR NOTES OF THE TOWNSHIP TO FINANCE PART OF THE COST THEREOF be passed and adopted on first reading.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that said Ordinance be further considered for final passage at a meeting to be held on the 29th day of July 2004 in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Offices, 475 Corporate Drive, Mahwah, New Jersey at 8:00PM or as soon thereafter as the matter can be reached and at such time and place all persons interested be given the opportunity to be heard concerning this Ordinance.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Township Clerk be, and she is hereby authorized and directed to take all necessary actions pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A: 2-17 and to publish said Ordinance according to law with a notice of its introduction and passage on first reading, and of the time and place when and where such Ordinance will be further considered for final passage.

Roll Call: Alderisio, yes; Calandrillo, yes; DiGiulio, yes; Kelly, yes; Paton, yes; Roth, yes; Richter, yes.

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The title of an Ordinance was read as follows
AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING ACQUISITION OF BLOCK 8, LOTS 29,30,31 AND 32.

RESOLUTION – ORDINANCE NO. 1489

Introduced by Calandrillo, seconded by Kelly.

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

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FURTHER RESOLVED that said Ordinance be considered for final passage at a meeting to be held on July 29, 2004 at 8:00PM in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Offices, 475 Corporate Drive, Mahwah, New Jersey.

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: Alderisio, yes; Calandrillo, yes; DiGiulio, yes; Kelly, yes; Paton, yes; Roth, yes; Richter, yes.

CONSENT AGENDA
Resolutions # 028-04A through #037-04A and #039-04A were approved under the Consent Agenda. Resolutions are attached to and made part of these Meeting Minutes.

Resolution # 038-04A was removed from the Consent Agenda for further discussion in the future meeting.


COUNCIL COMMENTS AND COMMUNICATIONS
Paton brought up Officer Vega and the need to beware of deer on the roads. Paton asked the Mayor if a herd increase problem was something Council or the Board of Health should look into.

Calandrillo commented on three police cars being in front of her house checking on construction workers. The contractor was impressed with the thoroughness of the Police Officers.

Kelly extended his best wishes to Officer Vega and family for his speedy recovery. Kelly also inquired if the Township police cars were equipped with Deer Whistles.

DiGiulio asked if Mr. Tim Rose of Flyte Time was notified to come in and receive his award at another date. She will follow up on this. DiGiulio further brought up the emergency situation on 202 behind the field and the fact that none of the Council Members were notified. DiGiulio stressed the need for notification.

Paton suggested having the Council placed on the reverse 911.

Roth inquired about the Memo on Oak Hill Estates for sewers. Richter stated it would be on for discussion at a Work Session Meeting.

Richter offered a warm welcome to Alderisio and Roth as new Councilmembers.
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REPORTS OF SUBCOMMITTEES
Calandrillo stated that she will check with Mr. Tim Rose from Flyte Time and she would make sure he was available on the 29th to receive his award.

Kelly reminded all that Sunday was the Volunteer Picnic. Kelly would like to have all set up next year, so Council would be ready ahead of time. Kelly extended his appreciation for everyone’s help. Rain date for this year was discussed.

Alderisio suggested using the Elk’s Club if there was bad weather.

Richter suggested downstairs in the Senior Center.

Calandrillo stated she would not be at the July 29th meeting.

On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Kelly, the meeting was adjourned at 8:56PM. All in favor. Motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,


Kathrine G. Coletta, RMC/CMC
Municipal Clerk

KGC/mcr





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