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TOWNSHIP OF MAHWAH
PUBLIC MEETING MINUTES
THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2005

The meeting was called to order at 8:04PM by Council President Richter who read the Open Public Meetings Act Statement as prescribed by law. Notice was advertised in The Record on July 6, 2004 and August 16, 2004 stating this meeting would be held in the Municipal Offices, 475 Corporate Drive, Mahwah, New Jersey at 8:00PM on Thursday, January 13, 2005.

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

Also present were Mayor Richard J. Martel, Business Administrator Brian Campion, Township Attorney’s Associate Nilufer DeScherer and Municipal Clerk Kathrine G. Coletta.

Salute to the Flag.

PRESENTATION OF CHECK FROM BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR
Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli and Police Chief James Batelli as well as the Police Officers involved in the arrest were present.

Prosecutor Molinelli presented the Township with a check in the amount of $2,047,682.00 This was money seized from a money laundering operation which took place at the Doubletree Hotel on Route 17 on July 14, 2004. Prosecutor Molinelli congratulated the Mahwah Police Department on a job well done.

APPROVAL OF BILLS AND CLAIMS
On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Kelly, the Bills and Claims previously signed, totaling $4,375,038.34, and the Petty Cash check in the amount of $300.00 for the Municipal Clerk’s Office 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 Kelly, seconded by Calandrillo, the Public Meeting Minutes of October 14, 2004, Public Meeting Minutes of October 28, 2004, Work Session Minutes of December 2, 2004 and Public Meeting Minutes of December 9, 2004 were approved. All in favor. Motion carried.

On a motion by Kelly, seconded by Paton, the Public Meeting Minutes of May 20, 2004 were approved. Roll Call Vote: Alderisio, abstain; Calandrillo, abstain; DiGiulio, yes; Kelly, yes; Paton, yes; Richter, abstain; Kelly, yes.

REPORT OF TOWNSHIP COUNCIL and MUNICIPAL CLERK
DiGiulio stated she attended the swearing in of the Township Fire Department and Ambulance Corp. members and she wanted to publicly thank them for their contribution to the Township.

DiGiulio congratulated the Township Police Department on the acquisition of the seized funds.


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Paton stated the Board of Education will be starting their Budget Process at the same time as the Township and Paton suggested that the Board of Education and the Township work together to pass their Budget’s in a timely fashion.

REPORT OF MAYOR AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR
The Business Administrator stated there will be a Pre-Construction Meeting of various representatives for the Wyckoff Avenue – Forest Road Intersection Project next Tuesday. The Business Administrator stated construction on this project should begin within a month.

PUBLIC PORTION
On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Paton, the meeting was opened to the public at 8:15PM. All in favor. Motion carried.

Mr. Albert Kidd of 851 Darlington Avenue questioned the purchase of the Oil Separator at the Town Garage. The Business Administrator explained the purpose of the system.

Mr. Kidd questioned the Outside Sales Ordinance.

Mr. Kidd complained about residents who have trees planted in the Township’s right-of-way.

On a motion by Roth, seconded by Kelly, the meeting was closed to the public at 8:21PM. All in favor. Motion carried.

ORDINANCES – PUBLIC HEARINGS
The title of an Ordinance was read as follows:
AN ORDINANCE REPEALING ORDINANCE #65 ADOPTED BY THE TOWNSHIP OF
HOHOKUS ON JUNE 19, 1930, REGARDING MOUNTAIN AVENUE.

On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Paton, the meeting was opened to the public. All in
favor. Motion carried.

Being no comments were made from the public, on a motion by Roth, seconded by Kelly, the
meeting was closed to the public. All in favor. Motion carried.

On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Paton, the following Resolution was passed and
adopted:

RESOLUTION – ORDINANCE NO. 1504

RESOLVED that the Ordinance be passed and adopted on second reading and the Clerk is
authorized to advertise by title only as having been finally adopted, as required by law.

Roll call vote: 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 VACATING A PORTION OF MOUNTAIN AVENUE.

On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Kelly, the meeting was opened to the public. All in
favor. Motion carried.

Being no comments were made from the public, on a motion by Roth, seconded by Kelly, the
meeting was closed to the public. All in favor. Motion carried.

On a motion by Kelly, seconded by Calandrillo, the following Resolution was passed and
adopted:

RESOLUTION – ORDINANCE NO. 1505

RESOLVED that the Ordinance be passed and adopted on second reading and the Clerk is
authorized to advertise by title only as having been finally adopted, as required by law.

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

ORDINANCE – INTRODUCTION
The title of an Ordinance was read as follows:
BOND ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR STORAGE TANK REMOVAL AND PURCHASE AND INSTALLATION OF WASTE OIL COLLECTION SYSTEM IN AND BY THE TOWNSHIP OF MAHWAH, IN THE COUNTY OF BERGEN, NEW JERSEY, APPROPRIATING $90,000 THEREFOR AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $85,500. BONDS OR NOTES OF THE TOWNSHIP TO FINANCE PART OF THE COST THEREOF.

RESOLUTION – ORDINANCE NO. 1506

Introduced by Kelly, 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 February 10, 2005 at the Municipal Offices, 475 Corporate Drive, 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.

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

CONSENT AGENDA
Resolutions #001-05 through #010-05, #012-05, #014-05 , #015-05 and the Raffle Application
for the Mahwah High School Sports Boosters were voted on under the Consent Agenda.
Resolutions #011-05 and #013-05 were voted on individually. Resolutions are attached to and
made part of these Meeting Minutes.

RESOLUTION
Resolution #016-05 was voted on and is attached to and made part of these Meeting Minutes.

NEW BUSINESS
Resolutions #017-05 and #018-05 were voted on separately and are attached to and made part of these Meeting Minutes.

COUNCIL COMMENTS AND COMMUNICATIONS
REPORTS OF SUBCOMMITTEES
Roth stated the Business Sub-Committee has released the RFP for Banking Services for the Township. When the RFP’s are returned, they will be analyzed, and a decision will be made with regard to who will handle the Township’s Banking Services.

Paton stated the Cable Negations Committee met last night and reviewed a well recommended Ordinance, and subsequently this Ordinance will be submitted to the Township Attorney for review.

Alderisio stated the Senior Advisory Board and the Library Board will be meeting next Wednesday.

Calandrillo stated she would like to find out if the requested Recreation Report would be prepared prior to the Budget Meeting. The Business Administrator said no. Calandrillo asked the Business Administrator to provide her with a date the Recreation Report would be received for Council review. The Business Administrator stated he would look into this and get back to Council.

Kelly is also anxious to see the requested Recreation Report, and he was disappointed to see that Council’s requests were not honored in an expeditious manner.

Kelly stated he was in attendance at the Cable Negations Committee that met last night, and concurred that the Ordinance reviewed was a good one.

Kelly stated the Planning Board will be bringing an issue before Council on the Cobblestone Court Development. They will ask about a wall they would like to erect in the Public Right-of-Way. Kelly asked for all the documentation and there are 6 complete packets available for
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review. Kelly encouraged Council to review this material prior to discussing the case.

Richter is very distressed over the neglect of producing the requested Recreation Report for Council’s perusal. Richter stressed that all Department Heads should have their material distributed, in order, and ready for the Budget Hearings.

PUBLIC PORTION
On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Kelly, the meeting was opened to the public at 8:36PM. All in favor. Motion carried.

Being no comments were made from the public, on a motion by Roth, seconded by Alderisio, the meeting was closed to the public at 8:37PM. All in favor. Motion carried.

On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Kelly, the meeting was adjourned at 8:38PM. All in favor. Motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,



Kathrine G. Coletta, RMC/CMC
Municipal Clerk

KGC/mcr




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