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TOWNSHIP OF MAHWAH
PUBLIC MEETING MINUTES
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2005

The meeting was called to order at 8:00PM 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 on Thursday, February 24, 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: Councilmembers Alderisio, Calandrillo, DiGiulio, Kelly, Paton, Richter and Roth.

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


APPROVAL OF BILLS AND CLAIMS
On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Roth, the Bills and Claims, previously signed, totaling $540,533.99, were approved. Roll call vote: Alderisio, yes; Calandrillo, yes; DiGiulio, yes; Kelly, yes; Paton, yes; Roth, yes; Richter, yes. A List of Bills and Claims is on file in the Municipal Clerk’s Office.

APPROVAL OF MEETING MINUTES
On a motion by Paton, seconded by Alderisio, the Amended Work Session Meeting Minutes of January 6, 2005, Public Meeting Minutes of January 13, 2005, Work Session Meeting Minutes of January 20, 2005 and Amended Budget Work Session Meeting Minutes of January 25, 2005 were approved. Roll call vote: Alderisio, yes; Calandrillo, yes; DiGiulio, yes; Kelly, abstain; Paton, yes; Roth, yes; Richter, yes.

REPORT OF TOWNSHIP COUNCIL and MUNICIPAL CLERK
Paton reported the Superintendent of Schools son has been moved to Helen Hayes Hospital. He is off equipment and on the way to recovery.

Paton suggested that a Resolution be prepared to the County Executive that the Township does not desire the Juvenile Detention Facility to be located in the Township. Paton read in the newspaper the new Detention Center will not be in Paramus. He is concerned it will be placed in Mahwah.

Alderisio doubts the detention center would be placed in Mahwah due to transportation of juveniles from Mahwah to Hackensack is a distance.

REPORT OF MAYOR and BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR
No reports.



MAYOR’S PROCLAMATION
Mayor Martel read the Proclamation entitled “Read Across America – New Jersey”.

PUBLIC PORTION
On a motion by Roth, seconded by Paton, the meeting was opened to the public at 8:13PM. All in favor. Motion carried.

Mr. Allan Kidd of 111 Miller Road feels the Recreation Director should be involved in the discussion of the Teen Center. Mr. Kidd went on further to say he does not feel it is appropriate for the Senior Center to be used for a Teen Center. He suggested the schools be considered.

Mr. Bob Pometti of 15 West Airmount Road is not in favor of the Senior Center being used as a Teen Center. He suggested the lower level of the Library being used.

On a motion by Paton, seconded by Roth, the meeting was closed to the public at 8:23PM. All in favor. Motion carried.

CONSENT AGENDA
Resolutions #049-05 through #056-05 and Raffle Applications: Immaculate Conception Church, St. Anthony’s Community Hospital (On Premise), Skylands Association Inc. (On Premise), Skylands Association Inc. (On Premise, 50/50) and Immaculate Conception Church (On Premise, 50/50) were approved. All in favor. Motion carried. Resolutions are attached to and made part of these Meeting Minutes.

On a motion by DiGiulio, seconded by Paton, the Raffle Applications for Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (On Premise, 50/50) and Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Wheels and Games) were approved. Roll call vote: Alderisio, yes; Calandrillo, yes; DiGiulio, yes; Kelly, abstain; Paton, yes; Roth, yes; Richter, yes.

NEW BUSINESS
Resolutions #057-05 and #058-05 were voted on and are attached to and made part of these Meeting Minutes.

COUNCIL COMMENTS and COMMUNICATIONS
Kelly commented he is distressed that the liaison to the Board of Education was involved in the Senior Center being considered for use as the Teen Center for more than a year and Council was not advised.

DiGiulio reported the Beautification SubCommittee will be meeting on March 7, 2005. Veteran’s Park will be discussed.

DiGiulio commented the Teen Center has been talked about for years. She suggested the County Ski Lodge be considered.

Paton addressed the statement that he was involved with the Teen Center for a year. Paton continued that discussions were held with the Superintendent of Schools, Mayor and Police



Chief. Council was given the presentation one week before.

Calandrillo questioned if there should be a liaison to the Teen Center from Council. Item shall be discussed further at the Work Session Meeting of March 3, 2006.

REPORT OF SUBCOMMITTEES
None.

PUBLIC PORTION
On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Paton, the meeting was opened to the public at 8:53PM. All in favor. Motion carried.

Mrs. Elsie Kuchar of 73 West Airmount Road commented that she is not in favor of the Senior Center being used for a Teen Center.

On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Alderisio, the meeting was closed to the public at 9:08PM. All in favor. Motion carried.

On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Kelly, the meeting was adjourned at 9:09PM. All in favor. Motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,



Kathrine G. Coletta, RMC/CMC



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