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TOWNSHIP OF MAHWAH
PUBLIC MEETING MINUTES
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2005

The meeting was called to order at 8:03PM by Council President Kelly who read the Open Public Meetings Act Statement as prescribed by law. Notice was advertised in The Record on July 29, 2005 stating this meeting would be held in the Municipal Offices, 475 Corporate Drive, Mahwah, New Jersey on Thursday, September 29, 2005 at 8:00PM.

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

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

PUBLIC HEARING: Airmont Diversion Application
The Township Attorney gave a brief overview of the Airmont Diversion Application.

The Township Attorney stated tonight’s Public Hearing was for the purpose of receiving public comment on the Township’s Application to dispose of certain property located on Airmont Avenue upon which an existing single family house is located. The Township Attorney indicated this property is commonly known on the Tax Map as Block 126, Lot 121. Lot 121 has a total area of .92 acres and is in an R-40 zone. She further stated the remaining 12+ acres on Airmont would remain open space.

The Township Attorney explained to the Public that the Application to the State House Commission provides that the diversion land be replaced with a portion of Township-owned property located on Ridge Road, commonly known on the Tax Map as Block 135.01, Lot 61.05 and also sometimes referred to as the McBride property.

She further indicated the remaining portion of the Ridge Road property (that portion not used to compensate for the diversion of the .92 acre existing house lot) would also be preserved with the help of Green Acres and County Open Space grants and would be included in the Township’s Recreation and Open Space Inventory as funded parkland if this all moves forward.

The Township Attorney stressed this Public Hearing was being held pursuant to the NJDEP regulations for diversion applications and was required to be held after the application is formally submitted to the NJDEP. Notice was given to property owners within 200 feet of the diversion property. Notice was published in the newspaper.


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The Township Attorney gave a brief overview of the history of the 2 properties involved in the Airmont Diversion. She began with stating the 13.8 acres, comprised of 8.40 acres wetlands and 5+ acres uplands, were purchased because of the need for land for Recreational use in 2000. This was supported by the Maser Municipal Open Space and Recreation Plan which indicated a need for land for active recreation. The Township Attorney added that after the acquisition of the Airmont property, the Township proposed a Development Plan that was specific for recreational development. Subsequently, there was a Bond Ordinance to fund the recreational development of the site which Township Residents, through the use of a Referendum, challenged. The Referendum consequently overturned the Ordinance.

As a result, the Township found there was another property available for this purpose, and in 2004, the Township acquired Ridge Road which was 30 acres of land for $3.4 million. This land was land banked meaning that no open space funds were used from the County, Green Acres, or even the Municipal Open Space Funds to acquire the land. The Township Attorney explained that the hope was the restriction on Airmont could be diverted to Ridge Road property. The Township Attorney stated there is 30 acres of land with approximately 9 acres of wetlands, a detention basin on the property, and the rest would be developed for active and passive recreation.

The Township Attorney explained to the Public that the property is centrally located and is in close proximity to densely populated Condominium Complexes and a large number of Affordable Housing Units which made this an attractive property to purchase.

According to the Township Attorney, the initial Diversion Application was submitted prior to the purchase, and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection responded in May of 2003, rejecting the application to divert.

Subsequently, the Township amended their Diversion Application to reflect a diversion and proposed to keep the wetland portion in the rear of the site and to sell off the usable 5+ acres. That Application was also denied; however, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection stated they would consider a revised Application to divert only the residential lot, because it is not consistent with the Green Acres goals to fund the acquisition of a residential structure which is not being used in conjunction with a recreational or open space purpose.

The Township Attorney stated in the summer of 2005 the Township Council determined to amend its Application to divert only the residential lot, and Green Acres indicated they would increase the amount of funding it would provide in order to recoup as much of the costs as possible. As a result, the Township was granted $700,000.00 from the County
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and the Green Acres increased the amount they initially granted to the Township to
$1,490,000.00. If the Diversion Application is approved, the Township Attorney stated the Township would be able to recoup about $2,610,000.00 of the $3.4 Million that was expended on acquiring the property.

The Township Attorney stated this presents some choices to be made by the Township Council to include the diversion of the Airmont Parcel (house only) and keep Ridge Road, or to sell the Ridge Road Property.

The Township Attorney explained to the Public if the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection approves diversion of the house-only lot, the Township would sell and allocate the sale proceeds to the acquisition costs of the Ridge Road Property, and would accept the Green Acres grant monies pledged by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the County Open Space Grant monies, in order to recoup some of the acquisition costs.

The Township Attorney relayed to the Public at the same time that the Airmont Diversion Application was being considered by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, the Township received an offer to purchase the Ridge Road/McBride Property for $7,000,000.00. The Township Attorney stated this was an offer, not an actual contract to buy. She indicated to the Public that the Township purchased the Ridge Road property in May, 2004 for $3,400,000.00. The Township Attorney wanted the Public to be made aware of this offer, and stated that they could comment on it during the Public Portion of this hearing.

The Township Attorney continued, stating in determining whether to proceed with the Diversion Application, which is by affirming its initial Resolution endorsing the submission of the formal Application, and accepting the Green Acres funds for the Ridge Road property, the Township is (1) weighing on the one hand the need for land for active and passive recreation and the likelihood that a land of equal size, quality and location will not be available in the future and (2), on the other hand, budgetary and fiscal considerations. She further explained that in keeping the Ridge Road property, the Council would be principally concerned that the recreational needs of the community will not go away but that the cost of acquiring land in the future, assuming a large tract such as the Ridge Road property is available again, will only increase.

The Township Attorney stated after considering the Public’s comments Council, at a Public Meeting on October 20, 2005, a Resolution shall be put forth whether or not to affirm the initial endorsement of the Application that was submitted. Subsequently, this hearing will be continued to the Public Meeting on October 20, 2005 for any additional comments.

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On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Paton, the meeting was opened to the public at
8:12PM. All in favor. Motion carried.

Mr. Ward Donigian of 172 Stephens Lane, representing the Township of Mahwah
Recreation Committee and Julia Smith of 1201 Norfolk Road joined him during his
comments. Mr. Donigian stated members of the Recreation Committee did
not have the opportunity to review the original Diversion Application. Mr. Donigian
asked Council to allow the Recreation Committee ample time to voice their concerns
during this hearing. Kelly stated there would be ample time provided for discussion.

Mr. Donigian proceeded with a short presentation on behalf of the Recreation Committee.
He began with the concern that the Recreation Committee would not be given the
opportunity to comment on this important issue.

Mr. Donigian stated that when the McBride Property was purchased as Open Space Land
a Grant was sought to off set the costs. He further stated Council asked the Recreation
Committee for a Letter of Endorsement for this Grant, which they subsequently endorsed.
He stated the Committee felt that any money available to subsidize the expense of the
acquisition of Open Space Land for the possible use of Recreation was in the best interest
of the Township. Mr. Donigian stated the Recreation Committee was puzzled with
regards to this Public Hearing and a recent article in The Villadon Times.

Mr. Donigian continued, stating he was concerned over the diversion of this property and
the $7 Million offer. He stated the Committee reviewed the Application as provided by
Administration, and had a few comments to share. Mr. Donigian gave a brief history
of the Application process to date. Based on this information, a letter was written and
included in the Amended Diversion Application dated September 13, 2005 to Mr.
John Flynn of the Department of Environmental Protection. Mr. Donigian made mention
to the collective $2.4 Million Dollars the Township has successfully acquired to help off
set the costs of this property. Mr. Donigian was concerned that the acceptance of these
monies has not been made yet by Council and it is pending with the regard to the
outcome of the diversion. Mr. Donigian asked Kelly if this was correct. Kelly stated yes.

The Township Attorney stated the numbers were not correct and further stated the
numbers were $700,000.00 from the County, and Green Acres is “up to” $1.7 Million
as they can not fund more then 50% of Park Land and if the Township diverts the one
acre from Airmont it must be replaced with other property that is not currently
Recreational Property. As a result, the Township Attorney stated the State’s share of
number is more consistent with $1.4 Million.

Mr. Donigian stated the letter was written and included in the Amended Diversion
Application dated September 13, 2005 to Mr. John Flynn of the Department of
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Environmental Protection stated the .92 acres parcel, which is part of the Green Acres
Application should have never been included in the original application. Mr. Donigian is
concerned that on page 2 of this letter, it states the existing house was never
intended to be incorporated in any passive and/or active recreation use on the Airmont
Property. Mr. Donigian stated this property is a key element for the development of the
Airmont Property. He further stated the original design for the property, as provided by
the Township Engineer, incorporated the existing structure for offices, bathrooms, and
equipment storage.

Mr. Donigian further stated if the Township diverts this property, it will never be able to be built on in the future and it will effect the parking lot. Mr. Donigian stated for it to be said it was never part of the design for active and passive recreation to include the existing structure would be inaccurate. Mr. Donigian asked for Council’s comments on this. The Township Attorney stated this could be addressed after additional Residents have the opportunity to speak. She did make comment that according to Green Acres they did not see this structure as consistent with the purposes, or a necessary part of the property; the goal was to save Ridge Road, and they recommended diversion. Mr. Donigian felt Green Acres was misguided with regards to the existing structure. The Township Attorney affirmed that Green Acres was not misguided.

Mr. Donigian asked the Township Attorney if uplands could be diverted for wetlands.
The Township Attorney said no, the land parcels needed to be of equal value.

Kelly asked Mr. Donigian to give the other residents an opportunity to speak and return
with further questioning later. The Township Attorney asked Mr. Donigian to state the
Recreation Committee’s position prior to ending his comments. Mr. Donigian stated the
Recreation Committee voted yesterday, in light of how much it would cost to develop
this property, that the land should be offered for sale due to the Township’s Budgetary
Constraints. He further stated it would be important to reevaluate the Recreation
Property they have, invest in it, and utilize it better. Mr. Donigian stated he was
disappointed that the Recreation Committee did not have ample time to review these
documents prior to this meeting. Kelly said he thought Administration would have
shared the documentation with Recreation. The Mayor stated the Recreation Committee
is a volunteer board, and therefore are not under the employ of the Township, and
subsequently they were not included in this process. Kelly disagreed with
Administration’s determination.

Ms. Ellen Stein of 68 Fisher Road stated Mr. Donigian in the past was in favor of
banking the land. Ms. Stein was perplexed by the change in position of Mr. Donigian
and the Recreation Committee.

Ms. Stein did not feel the $7 Million offer was a legitimate offer.
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Ms. Stein stated Council now has the opportunity to have a part in a “Master Plan” to
land bank properties for future use by the Township. Ms. Stein was concerned that
Council would miss the opportunity to land bank and would possibly choose to sell, with
the prospect of ultimately spending the funds with nothing to show for it in the future.
Ms. Stein could not believe that this was even up for discussion, and said the land should
be saved for the future of the Township. Ms. Stein was upset that there will be a hearing
on October 20, 2005 for the vote. Kelly explained there was a glitch, and the newspaper
did not advertise this meeting properly, so legally another meeting was required prior to a
vote. Council and Administration collectively, were annoyed that they had not been
notified concerning the need for a 2nd hearing prior to this evening’s meeting. Ms. Stein
asked for a Straw Poll vote at least, and ratify it on October 20, 2005. Kelly stated this
could be done.

Ms. Stein asked Council to vote in favor of land banking the property.

Mr. Michael Packman of 222 Bush Lane strongly urged the Township Council to use
wisdom with regards to the possible sale of this property. Mr. Packman stated to sell an
asset of the Township such as the McBride Property, that the Township is in need of, is
an action that would be wrong.

Mr. Packman stated Zero Based Budgeting should be initiated in the Township, rather
then the selling of priceless land that the Township will need in the future.

Mr. Pete DeKramer of 24 Devine Drive gave a brief overview of properties the Township
turned down in the past, and urged Councilmembers to retain this property.

Mr. Mike Krieger of 207 Bush Lane urged Council not to give up on diverting the
McBride Property, and to consider going back to get the diversion for the rest of
Airmont.

Mr. Carter Morris of 1051 Ash Drive stated the McBride property is in the right place at
the right time to serve the Residents of the Township, especially the children. Mr. Morris
stated both passive and active recreation will thrive on this property.

Mr. Morris cautioned Council not to miss this unique opportunity to serve the Residents
through the use of this property in a passive and active recreational way.

Mr. John Spiech of 78 Island Road asked Council when the Township received approval
from Green Acres for the funds for the McBride Property. The Township Attorney stated
May, 2005.

Mr. Spiech stated that while it was indicated in the original “plan” to land bank this
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property; due to recent budgetary constraints Council should further consider this in their
statistics.

Mr. Spiech stated there was an error made in the Township Attorney’s review of the
history of this Application. According to Mr. Spiech the McBride Property was,
in fact, purchased prior to the Application for the Diversion of the Airmont Property.
The Township Attorney said she corrected this statement.

Mr. Speich did not agree with the Diversion, and the constraints it would put on the
property. He felt the building should be used for the storage purposes of Township
Recreation, so it will avoid the necessity of the Township renting storage in the future
for this purpose.

Mr. Speich felt the Township should keep both properties, and not divert to avoid
blocking the properties.

Mr. Albert Kidd of 851 Darlington Avenue stated he did not feel there was a great need
for more Recreation in the Township. Mr. Kidd stated the majority of the Township is
made up of Park Properties.

Mr. Kidd stated the current Township Recreation Fields could be used more efficiently.
He further stated there are many Parks for the Residents to use.

Mr. Kidd stated the $7 Million offer for the McBride Property could be more beneficial
to residents in the form of lowered taxes.

Mr. Peter Cassotis of 107 South Mahwah Road stated the McBride/Airmont Property is a
legacy for the Township that the Council can make a reality. Mr. Cassotis urged the
Township to land bank this property for the future of the Township.

Mr. Ken Ebeling of 55 Lehman Street, President of the Township Youth Sports Boosters,
stated the current field facilities, other then Continental Soldiers Park, are not up to
potential. Mr. Ebeling stated there should be better management, and if the
McBride/Airmont Property is sold the funds should be earmarked for Township
Recreation to improve the facilities that we have. Mr. Ebeling was not sure what the
right response was for the fate of these properties. Mr. Ebeling urged Council to move on
this wisely.

Mr. Ward Donigian of 172 Stephens Lane, representing the Township of Mahwah
Recreation Committee, stated he felt it would be appropriate for the Township Engineer
to do a quick design of what could go on the MacArthur/Ridge Property.

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Ms. Ellen Stein of 68 Fisher Road asked “who was driving the bus,” with regards to this
decision, and further stated she was confused over who actually is in charge of making
this decision: Council, Administration, or Recreation.

Ms. Stein stated the Township owns this property, and Council needed to remained
focused, and asked Council to take a Straw Poll Vote this evening with regards to this
issue.

Mr. Michael McConville of 105 Airmont Road thanked the Mayor and Calandrillo for
discussions in a recent meeting about Recreation, and the Township Residents needs for
Recreation.

On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Roth, the meeting was closed to the public at
9:15PM. All in favor. Motion carried.

Kelly asked for a motion to affirm the Diversion Application until additional
comments at the pending October 20, 2005 Meeting.

A three part motion was made by Roth, seconded by Calandrillo, for the following:
• The Application, as presented this evening, becomes approved by the Council unchanged.
• That Administration accepts the Grants resulting from this Application from both the County and the State.
• The McBride Property is Land Banked for the future needs of the Township.

Alderisio stated by moving forward with this 30 Acres will cost the Township $800,000.00. Alderisio felt this was a phenomenal deal that could not be matched anywhere in the County.

Alderisio stated he remembered when Darlington Lakes was offered to the Township for $750,000.00, and it was unfortunate that the Township did not take it because it was a jewel that the Township could have had.

Alderisio was concerned that the possible $7 Million would be spend quickly, with nothing to show for it in the end. Alderisio felt it would be a disservice to the present and future Township Residents if Council allowed this opportunity to slide. Alderisio stated he was in agreement with Roth’s motion.

DiGiulio agreed with Roth’s motion and gave a brief historical view on the original plan for the Airmont Property. She stated a developer would have put houses in on the side of the home and put in two small fields. She further stated all the Township was going to do

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was put a fence around them. Unfortunately, this was voted down, and now the Township is facing these costly problems with the property.

DiGiulio stated as far as the McBride property is concerned, monies can be raised to develop this property for active and passive recreation. DiGiulio stated she was in favor of keeping this property for the best interests of the Township and its Residents.

Richter stated when the McBride Property first came up, she was thrilled that it would be developed for both active and passive recreation. Richter stated a vote for yes tonight, is a vote for the future of the Township and its residents. Richter affirmed her support of the motion.

Roth stated he endorses all that has been stated by Council, and added that selling a one of a kind asset like this property to pay off Operating Expenses is “looking through the wrong end of the telescope.” Roth further stated the problem of Operating Expenses will not be solved by paying off the debt incurred with this property – it will be solved by reworking the Budget to stay out of debt.

Roth stated with regard to the house on the Airmont Property that it could be sold for approximately $500,000.00 to be applied against current costs. Roth will not vote to support a $500,000.00 “storage shed”.

Paton asked Council to look to the future and attempt to attain additional Open Space Funds to develop the field at the time the Township has a plan for it. Paton fully supported the motion.

Calandrillo stated when the diversion is successful, that would be time to speak to the Township Engineer for development plans. Calandrillo did not feel it proper, prior to this evening, to have the Township Engineer consider development options at the cost of the Township. After the diversion passes, Calandrillo stated she would love to sit down and discuss her original thoughts in 2003 for this property with Council and the Township Engineer.

Kelly stated he has come full circle on this matter, and he did not feel enough information had been provided on these properties and Recreation, as a whole, in the Township. Kelly felt if the Township was considering enlarging their Recreation Space, he questioned the plausibility of this functioning with only a part-time Recreation Director at the helm. Kelly felt there was more to be explored; if a sale was to be realized – the Township could do a lot to improve the current Township Recreation Facilities. Kelly felt at this time the Township can not afford the possibility of developing a property such as McBride; however, it does have the opportunity to make the Recreational Facilities it currently enjoys, top notch.

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Kelly stated he sought Administration’s recommendation, and they indicated the field was not necessary at this time.

A three part motion made by Roth, seconded by Calandrillo, was restated to affirm
the Diversion Application until additional comments at the pending October 20, 2005
Meeting. The motion included the following:
• The application, as presented this evening, becomes approved by the Council unchanged.
• That Administration accepts the Grants resulting from this Application from both the County and the State.
• The McBride Property is Land Banked for the future needs of the Township.

Roll Call Vote: Alderisio, yes; Calandrillo, yes; DiGiulio, yes; Paton, yes; Richter, yes; Roth, yes; Kelly, no. Motion carried.

APPROVAL OF BILLS AND CLAIMS
On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Paton, the Bills and Claims, previously signed, totaling $762,691.85, were approved. Roll call vote: Alderisio, yes; Calandrillo, yes; DiGiulio, yes; Paton, yes; Richter, yes; Roth, yes; Kelly, yes. A list of Bills and Claims is on file in the Municipal Clerk’s Office.

REPORTS OF TOWNSHIP COUNCIL and MUNICIPAL CLERK
Alderisio attended the Senior Citizens Advisory Board Meeting. Discussed was a problem of one of the employees in the Senior Center being shared with another department. A problem is occurring when that employee is not in the Senior Center. Consideration is being asked to return the employee to the Senior Center full time.

Alderisio attended the Library Board Meeting.

Calandrillo congratulated Ann Marie Mancuso on her retirement.

DiGiulio attended the Opening at the Senior Center.

DiGiulio thanked those involved for making Mahwah Day a success.

Paton stated he received correspondence from the Superintendent of the Schools about the proposed Joint Meeting of the members scheduled for November 2, 2005. The Superintendent of the Schools would like to have this meeting changed to November 9, 2005 at 6PM. Paton wanted to know if this was amenable to Council. Kelly stated that would not be possible for him. Paton and Kelly agreed to discuss this further after the meeting this evening.
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Paton stated he met with the Superintendent of the Schools and understood the Recreation Department and the Sports Boosters were asked to vacate the lower level of the Township High School. Paton asked Administration to look into this Recreational Inventory/Storage situation further.

Kelly thanked Ann Mancuso for her many years of service to the Township. Kelly congratulated Ms. Mancuso and her replacement, Mrs. Villano.

Kelly attended a meeting on the Halifax Bridge, and stated he anticipates more information on the status of the Halifax Bridge in October, 2005.

Kelly congratulated all for a successful Mahwah Day.

REPORTS OF MAYOR and BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR
Mayor also congratulated all for a successful Mahwah Day. He stated the response from the Township was tremendous and he gave a special thanks to Mrs. Dawn DaPuzzo, the Department of Public Works, and the Recreation Committee for all their hard work.

Mayor Martel congratulated Ann Marie Mancuso on her retirement and encouraged Councilmembers to attend her retirement celebration.

Mayor Martel addressed Paton’s concerns and stated the Township Youth Sports Boosters and their presence in the Township High School is a problem that has been worked on by Administration and the Township Youth Sports Boosters for some time now. Administration, the Township School System and the Township Youth Sports Boosters have been actively looking for an alternate site for equipment storage. The Mayor stated the Township Library may become a possible site for this equipment storage in the future.

Business Administrator added to Kelly’s comments about the Halifax Bridge stating that on approximately October 30, 2005 there will be a temporary Pedestrian Bridge constructed prior to the removal of the present Halifax Bridge. The Business Administrator is working with the County Park Commission in order to maintain an Emergency Access for that short period of time through the Ramapo Reservation to the terminus of Bridal Path Lane.

Roth asked about the status of the pending appointment of a Township Attorney. The Mayor stated he is still in the process of interviewing, and the Interim Township Attorney’s appointment will be extended another 30 days.

MAYOR’S PROCLAMATION
Mayor Martel read the Proclamation entitled Eagle Scout – Tim R. Mangano.
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PUBLIC PORTION
On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Roth, the meeting was opened to the public at 9:48PM. All in favor. Motion carried.

Mr. Albert Kidd of 851 Darlington Avenue mentioned, according to a recent newspaper article, the Township Taxes did not go up in 12 years.

Mr. Kidd mentioned the property on Ridge Road topographically is not, in his opinion, amenable to active and passive recreation purposes.

Mr. Kidd asked if any work had been done on the Job Description for the Recreation Director. Kelly stated Administration is still working on it.

Mr. Mike DeLuca of 11 Parsons Court asked if the Township has made any provisions for the increase in the pension costs which will face the Township next year. The Business Administrator answered not at this time. Mr. DeLuca suggested the Township plan ahead as these figures will continue to grow.

Mr. Arthur Lowe of 31 Erskine Court asked the cost to the Township per employee. Mr. Lowe further clarified he is looking for the cost of social security, unemployment, pension, etc. Administration shall provide information for the next meeting.

On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Alderisio, the meeting was closed to the public at 10:02PM. All in favor. Motion carried.

ORDINANCE – INTRODUCTION
The title of an Ordinance was read as follows:
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE #1521 ENTITLED 2005 SALARY ORDINANCE.

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

RESOLUTION – ORDINANCE NO. 1521

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 October 27, 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
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introduction, passage and time and place where said Ordinance will be considered for final passage.

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

ORDINANCES – PUBLIC HEARINGS
The title of an Ordinance was read as follows:
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 24 OF THE TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL CODE ENTITLED “ZONING” TO PERMIT THE TEMPORARY OUTDOOR DISPLAY AND/OR SALES OF PRODUCTS BY RETAIL BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS.

RESOLUTION – ORDINANCE NO. 1522

The Township Attorney advised that the comments have been received from the Planning Board. At the Combined Work Session and Public Meeting on October 6, 2005, comments will be made from the Council. The Ordinance shall thereafter be amended. And the Public Hearing shall be held at the Public Meeting of October 27, 2005.

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The title of an Ordinance was read as follows:
AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE LEASING OF 25 EAST RAMAPO AVENUE AND THE ADVERTISING OF AN INVITATION TO BID.

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

Mr. Albert Kidd of 851 Darlington Avenue questioned the reason this was not given to a realtor. The Township Attorney answered that the Local Land and Building Law Procedure provides for notices and the public bidding process.

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

On a motion by Calandrillo, second by Roth, the following resolution was passed and adopted:

RESOLUTION – ORDINANCE NO. 1524

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

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

CONSENT AGENDA
Resolutions #088-05A and #089-05A as well as Raffle Applications for Mahwah High School Thunderbird Sports Booster Club (On Premise 50/50); Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (On Premise 50/50); Ramapo College of New Jersey (On Premise 50/50) and Ramapo College of New Jersey (Off Premise) were voted on under the Consent Agenda. Resolutions are attached to and made part of these Meeting Minutes.

RESOLUTIONS
Resolutions #090-05A through #094-05A were voted upon individually and are attached to and made part of these Meeting Minutes.

On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Roth, the meeting was adjourned at 10:28PM. All in favor. Motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,



Kathrine G. Coletta, RMC/CMC
Municipal Clerk

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