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TOWNSHIP OF MAHWAH
PUBLIC MEETING MINUTES
THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 2006

The meeting was called to order at 8:00PM 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, April 27, 2006 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’s Associate Nilufer DeScherer, Chief Financial Officer Ken Sesholtz, Township Auditor Louis Mai, Deputy Municipal Clerk Janis Fox 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 $4,327,996.01 were approved.

APPROVAL OF MEETING MINUTES:
Calandrillo suggested adding the Meeting Minutes of February 24, 2005 as requested by the Municipal Clerk and also to add February 9, 2006. Kelly suggested, on the advice of the Municipal Clerk that we pull the Meeting Minutes of April 24, 2005 as that may be a typographical error and she will check.

On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Roth, the Work Session Meeting Minutes of March 16, 2006 were approved. Roll call vote: Alderisio, yes; Calandrillo, no; DiGiulio, yes; Paton, yes; Richter, yes; Roth, yes; Kelly, yes. Motion carried.

On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Alderisio, the Budget Work Session Meeting Minutes of February 11, 2006 were approved. Roll call vote: Alderisio, yes; Calandrillo, yes; DiGiulio, yes; Paton, abstain; Richter, yes; Roth, yes; Kelly, yes. Motion carried.

On a motion by Paton, seconded by Alderisio, the Combined Work Session/Public Meeting Minutes of March 9, 2006 were approved. Roll call vote: Alderisio, yes; Calandrillo, yes; DiGiulio, yes; Paton, yes; Richter, yes; Roth, yes; Kelly, yes. Motion carried.

On a motion by Alderisio, seconded by Roth, the Closed Session Meeting Minutes of March 16, 2006 were approved. Roll call vote: Alderisio, yes; Calandrillo, abstain; DiGiulio, yes; Paton, yes; Richter, yes; Roth, yes; Kelly, yes. Motion carried.

On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Roth, the Public Meeting Minutes of March 23, 2006 were approved. Roll call vote: Alderisio, yes; Calandrillo, yes; DiGiulio, yes; Paton, abstain;



Richter, yes; Roth, yes; Kelly, yes. Motion carried.

On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Alderisio, the Public Meeting Minutes of April 6, 2006 were approved. Roll call vote: Alderisio, yes; Calandrillo, yes; DiGiulio, yes; Paton, yes; Richter, yes; Roth, yes; Kelly, yes. Motion carried.

On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Roth, the Public Meeting Minutes of February 24, 2005 were approved. Alderisio, yes; Calandrillo, yes; DiGiulio, yes; Paton, yes; Richter, yes; Roth, yes; Kelly, yes. Motion carried.

On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Roth, the Public Meeting Minutes of
February 9, 2006 were approved. Roll call vote: Alderisio, yes; Calandrillo, yes; DiGiulio, yes; Paton, yes; Richter, yes; Roth, yes; Kelly, yes. Motion carried.

REPORTS OF TOWNSHIP COUNCIL and MUNICIPAL CLERK
Alderisio attended the Board of Directors Meeting at the Library on Wednesday, April 19, 2006 but there was nothing significant to report.

DiGiulio stated she attended the Eagle Scout Ceremony of two young men; one project was painting half of the fire hydrants in the Township the other half of the painting of the fire hydrants was previously done.

DiGiulio stated the Beautification Committee will be having their next Clean Up on May 13, 2006. They had 65 people show up at the last one and hopes they have more this time.

Paton referred to the School Board Resolution that was defeated and he said this should be discussed by Council. Kelly stated it is on next week’s Work Session Agenda.

Richter said the Planning Board approved the building addition and parking lot at 400 Franklin Turnpike in the Township. They are converting some of the offices. They will be having a day surgery facility.

DiGiulio clarified that she had asked Council at the last meeting if they were interested in addressing the defeated Board of Education questions and the Council said no. DiGiulio stated she called the Board of Education the next day and told them Council did not want to consider this.

Roth attended the Eagle Scout Ceremony with Councilwoman DiGiulio.

TOWNSHIP COUNCIL; COMMENTS, COMMUNICATIONS and REPORTS OF SUBCOMMITTEE
Calandrillo mentioned that in the New Jersey Monthly magazine this month they listed the top 100 towns to live in New Jersey. Mahwah was listed number 32 and that was determined by academic grades through the schools, taxes and services.

Paton asked Administration if they knew who is scheduled to go to the class from the Planning Board and Zoning Board Members as they have to be educated and certified. Mayor Martel said six members will be going.

Paton said he had calls from a member of the Interface Group in the Township and he referred them to the Mayor. They were contemplating holding a 9/11 service on Sunday evening September 10, 2006 and wanted to know if certain facilities were available. They plan to work through the Mayor’s office.

Richter stated a letter was received from the Attorney regarding Olney Road and is questioning
the status as she has gotten several calls from residents and feels she is miscommunicating as the Attorney said he was looking into it, but yet she sees a letter written about a scheduled meeting.
The Township Attorney’s Associate stated they are following up on a weekly basis.

Richter said she spoke to Dennis Kievit because the garbage is horrendous and he is getting flooded out and was wondering how the Township stands on this. The Business Administrator stated the matter is being handled by the County and the Township Utility Engineer will be discussing this at the Work Session Meeting of May 4, 2006.

Kelly thanked DiGiulio for running the Council Meeting of April 20, 2006 in his absence. Kelly stated he has been out of town for awhile but wanted to express his sincere regret to the family, the children and to the community of the man that was shot.

Mayor Martel stated a week ago there was a meeting held in the Municipal Building called by Governor Corzine’s office with regard to the incidence that occurred on Stag Hill. The meeting was attended by Governor Corzine, the Attorney General of the State of New Jersey, the Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner, Our Police Chief, the Business Administrator and Tribal Chief Van Dunk, several members of the tribe and himself. The Governor expressed his concern, and expressed his condolences to the Chief. The Chief of the Tribe presented a list of questions to the Governor which he deferred answering but said he would get back to them on them. Mayor Martel felt the overall result of the meeting was very good and felt it showed the concern of the State and the Governor’s concerns. The Mayor said the State will probably be in touch with his office on this matter.

The Business Administrator stated the County work at Wyckoff Avenue and Forest Road intersection is nearing completion. The paving of Forest Road occurred yesterday, the paving on Pulis Avenue today and will proceed on Wyckoff Avenue the next few days.

MAYOR’S PROCLAMATIONS
Mayor Martel read the Proclamation entitled Eagle Scouts – Andrew J. Ragone III, and Scott D. Delventhal.

PUBLIC PORTION
On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Paton, the meeting was opened to the public at 8:23PM. All in favor. Motion carried.

Mr. Carter Morris of 1051 Ash Drive questioned if an Engineer Study or a Traffic Survey was done for Olney Road. Kelly stated the Police did a Traffic Survey. Mr. Morris said he has been before Council previously and would like a stop sign put in at the intersection of Mulberry Drive and Hickory Drive in Darlington Ridge. He has been told it is $4000 to do an Engineering Study to determine if a stop signs needs to be there. Mr. Morris feels this is a dangerous intersection for the safety of the residents at Darlington Ridge and he has been patiently asking to remedy the situation. Mr. Morris asked Council to reconsider not having to spend thousands of dollars to get an Engineer’s survey. Kelly stated he understood there was to be an agreement by the two associations. Mr. Morris said an agreement does not exist.

Alderisio said his recollection is that the road was to be closed off so that residents from one development could not go into the other. Mr. Carter said so many things have been tried on this subject and because the DOT never was informed nothing was enforced. Mr. Morris asked if there could be a two way stop sign that would be enforceable on Mulberry Drive.

Mr. Morris asked the progress on the McBride property and if the transfer of funds has been completed. The Business Administrator stated the funds have been received from the County but not from the State. The Township Attorney stated there is a resolution on the agenda this evening to approve the amendment to the County project agreement and also the Deed of Conservation Easement due to respect of the rest of the property that will then go after signed by the Mayor will go to the County Executive for him to sign and then the next Work Session there will be an Ordinance for the auction.

Mr. Allan Kidd of 111 Miller Road said he was concerned about a Township resident moving due to increased taxes and when a single resident moves out they sell to individuals with children and then it increases the Mahwah School System. Mr. Kidd feels the tax hike can be a lot lower than 6%. Mr. Kidd would like to know if the Township has forecasted for next year’s potential tax hike will be. The Business Administrator stated they do not make forecasts for future years both the Chief Financial Officer prepares a document looking backwards and forwards for several years. Mr. Kidd asked what those numbers were and the Business Administrator stated he will have to get the numbers for him.

Mr. Albert Kidd of 851 Darlington Avenue questioned Kelly making a statement to the newspapers that the state mandated the inspection of the cafeteria at Ramapo College. Kelly stated he looked into the inspection of the College and the answer by the Township Health Officer was that it was not being done by the state and activities that were not being done by the state are encouraged to be done by the municipalities. The Health Official feels it would be a health risk with all the people on the campus if he did not perform these activities. Mr. Kidd stated as a Tax Payer he does not feel we need another part time Inspector because we have to take care of the college facilities. Mr. Kidd stated he was upset with the massive buildings that our on the College campus and does not feel our Police should not be at the College patrolling.

Mr. Richard Silvia of 822 Darlington Avenue stated he went to the Agricultural Meeting the County held and said he heard the Chairwoman state that the Board does not recognize a
landscaping business as being protected under the Farm Act of the State of New Jersey. Mr. Silvia asked the Attorney how they interpreted this.

The Township Attorney’s Associate stated that she was pleased with what she heard at the meeting, although nothing was a final decision she feels the Township should give Mr. Cipriano a certain amount of time that he must remove anything related to commercial landscaping from this site. The Township Attorney’s Associate stated she is working with Mr. Lane, Township Property Maintenance Officer, and will be sending a letter to Mr. Cipriano’s Attorney.

Mr. Silvia stated since this meeting, there have been 18 wheelers unable to negotiate the turn into Mr. Cipriano’s property and knows there will be a serious accident. Kelly asked the Business
Administrator and the Township Attorney to look into what is enforceable. The Township Attorney’s Associated said that the residents should take pictures of Mr. Cipriano’s area.

Calandrillo questioned how this person can be leasing out this area. She asked why the activities cannot be stopped on this property immediately if it is an illegal use of the Farm Land preservation. The Business Administrator answered that our Department of Law is working with our Property Maintenance and Zoning Managers to accomplish this.

Mrs. Melissa Ritter of 115 Catherine Avenue questioned what was happening in her area as there was an Ordinance passed a year ago and the traffic is back. Kelly stated that the DOT is still looking at it.

Mr. Allan Kidd of 111 Miller Road is speaking on behalf of a client that has maintenance issues and does not know why this Property Maintenance Manager has been letting this violation go on for so long. The Township Attorney’s Associate stated the Property Maintenance Manager is going to issue a letter. Kelly asked the Township Attorney’s Associate to have a meeting with the Property Maintenance Office rather than a telephone call to see what we can do.

Mrs. Ruth Rodriquez of 897 Darlington Avenue wondered why there was such a long and generous lead time for action against Cipriano Landscaping. The Township Attorney’s Associate stated they will send a 20 day letter and she feels it important that before they go before the Agricultural Board it is important he has to answer. If Mr. Cipriano fails to comply with the orders he will receive a summons. Mrs. Rodriquez feels the Township is taking a very conservative standpoint on this matter. Mrs. Rodriquez asked the Business Administrator what he meant by Department of Law. The Business Administrator stated Administration does not do enforcement actions. In addition to the Planning and Zoning Departments that enforces our local codes there is also the state statute. The Mayor directs the Township Attorney to do the determination has not been made. The Township Attorney stated there are various layers of the law involved in this issue and she is being cautious but trying to be as aggressive as possible.

Calandrillo made a motion, seconded by Roth to keep Public Portion open for another five minutes. All in favor. Motion carried.

DiGiulio asked if we have a Trucking Ordinance in the Township. Kelly asked for the Township
Attorney to look into this.

Mrs. Lois Miao of 835 Darlington Avenue thanked the Township Attorney’s Associate for attending the Agricultural Meeting. Mrs. Miao is concerned with safety issues on Darlington Avenue and stated that ever since this meeting, Mr. Cipriano has not complied with the rules as she has witnessed 18 wheelers parked on Darlington Avenue. There have also been pickup trucks parked on the shoulder of the road.

Paton suggested that the Mayor make sure that the Police patrol Darlington Avenue and issue summonses. The Mayor stated he has discussed this with the Police Chief and they will give this
area extra surveillance. The Mayor stated the Township is trying to correct this situation but every Township Ordinance is superceded by the Agricultural Board. Once there is a formal determination he assures everything will be done to stop the activity that is going on.

On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Roth, the meeting was closed to the public at 9:00PM.
All in favor. Motion carried.

Richter asked if anything can be done when they file a Tenant’s Application. The Mayor stated they are protected under the Right to Farm Act.

Kelly asked the Mayor to follow up with Mr. Lane.

RESOLUTIONS
Resolution #080-06 and #081-06 were voted on separately and are attached to and made part of these Meeting Minutes.

ORDINANCES – PUBLIC HEARINGS
The title of an Ordinance was read as follows:
2006 MUNICIPAL BUDGET

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

Mr. Albert Kidd of 851 Darlington Avenue stated there was a nice Public Relations article in the paper that the budget has been toned down. Mr. Kidd asked where the $36M in debt come from. Kelly stated we had previous bonds. The Business Administrator stated there were bonds for roads. The Business Administrator stated the Capital items will be paid off over 20 years. These items are funded in this fashion but the borrowing is not used for the current operating expenses.

Mr. Kidd compared this debt to a mortgage and stated mortgages come down in time. Mr. Kidd feels the tax rate may stay the same but the assessments have gone up and feels the Township just keeps spending. Mr. Kidd mentioned that he has read some articles that polls have said people would rather pay fewer taxes and have fewer services in their Township.

Mr. Mike DeLuca of 11 Parsons Court requested an explanation on a few items. On Sheet 19, under General Appropriations, under Police and Fireman’s Retirement, $1,000. On Sheet 20A for Police and Fireman Retirement system of New Jersey, $522,640. On Sheet 25 there is $1,508.598. Mr. DeLuca asked why the three pages and why the great amounts of money. The Business Administrator explained the number of Sheet 20A that State of New Jersey assigns to each municipality an amount each municipality must contribute for pensions of public employees. In this case, this is for the Police Department. For several years the State of New Jersey did not require contributions to this fund. Three or fours years ago the State of New Jersey decided the municipalities would have to contribute to this fund and they would phase the contributions in over a period of five years. We are now in the third program phase in for the Police for full funding under the retirement system. There was a miscellaneous item of $1,000 on Sheet 19. This is placed in the budget in case an adjustment has to made to an individual’s account during the year. Mr. DeLuca read a statement to Council about Township budgets and pension benefit plans.

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

On a motion by DiGiulio, seconded by Roth, the following Ordinance was passed and adopted:

RESOLUTION – ORDINANCE NO. 1542

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; Paton, yes; Roth, yes; Richter, yes; Kelly, yes.

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The title of an Ordinance was read as follows:
AN ORDINANCE GRANTING MUNICIPAL CONSENT TO THE RENEWAL OF THE FRANCHISE OF CABLEVISION OF ROCKLAND/RAMAPO LLC TO CONSTRUCT, CONNECT, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN A CABLE TELEVISION SYSTEM IN THE TOWNSHIP OF MAHWAH, BERGEN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY.

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

Mr. Drew Baumgardt of 200 Midvale Mountain Road stated he does not have Cablevision and
an area about 4/10th of a mile is not set up for Cable internet service. He feels the concept of a
franchise is to service the entire general public. Mr. Baumgardt said he would like some support
from Council and asks that the Township get service to this area. He feels that being on a
private road should not matter.

Paton said the state statute says there has to be 20 units per mile and asked if there are 20 units on the other 6/10th of a mile. Mr. Baumgardt stated there are 20 units within the mile where he is and he had called Engineering and Planning who were going to do a survey. Paton suggested that Mr. Baumgardt call a Government Affairs Office and also call the County and have them make contact.

Mayor Martel asked about the line extension policy. The Township Attorney addressed and read the policy which stated the company extending service along any public right-a-way outside service area to those residents within the franchise territory that have 20 homes per mile or less than 20 homes per mile where residents agree to share the cost.

Mr. Richard Silvia of 822 Darlington Avenue asked if the Township and the Council were approached by Verizon would they entertain a second company. The Township Attorney stated there will be a Public hearing with Verizon on the May 11, 2006 at the Public Meeting and they invite all residents to come to express what they would like to see in Mahwah.

Mr. Robert Hermansen of 6 Meester Street asked if anything has been discussed with Cablevision about supplying internet to the schools. Paton said it will be covered.

On a motion by Roth, seconded by Kelly, the meeting was closed to the public at 9:41 PM. All in favor. Motion carried.

On a motion by DiGiulio, seconded by Roth the following Ordinance was passed and adopted:

RESOLUTION – ORDINANCE NO. 1543

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; Paton, yes; Roth, yes; Richter, yes; Kelly, yes.

Paton said there was an a Cable Advisory Board Committee composed of volunteers and some
Councilmembers and extensive work was done by them. The Committee came to a summarization of what the needs of the community should be. Over the last two years the Township has been in a state of negotiation with Cablevision and as of October there was a significant difference of opinion and allowed Cablevision a series of meetings to provide input to us. Paton feels they did not do an adequate job and it is still not resolved. Most recently Cablevision had a chance to have a meeting and they failed to identify any items that our Township addressed. The recommendation to the Committee is to proceed forward. Paton stated most of the schools do have internet service.

Roth stated Cablevision has written a letter asking the Township not to move forward with the
project but he feels it is in our best interest to move forward. Cablevision is trying to get the Township to believe that they have started to resolve all the remaining issues so that the parties can complete the franchise for renewal. Cablevision chose not to respond to our meetings or issues and have not been cooperative. There have been three issues outstanding and they sent the letter they we have in front of us and stated there were six outstanding issues, not described, and tried to set up a meeting at the last minute. Roth feels the Township has no choice but to go along with this franchise but have set the term at a lower term than Cablevision wants. Roth recommends that Council move forward with the terms and conditions that the committee has proposed.

DiGiulio asked what the next step would be if Cablevision is not in agreement with this and can they precede with legal proceedings against the Township. The Township Attorney’s Associate said they would have to go before the BPU with attempted mediation and once there is a ruling it would go before an administrative law judge. DiGiulio said she was concerned of what we are asking and wondered if we are within the regulations as she would not like it going into mediation. The Township Attorney’s Associate stated they could go into arbitration but does not anticipate Administrative proceedings.

Roth explained the reason they go to arbitration is because the Township feels there are enough grey areas that are subject to interpretation. Cablevision has not done any negotiations. There is a lot in this agreement that benefits the Township but issues have to be worked out with Cablevision and he feels more comfortable with arbitration than negotiating with them.

Paton said there is a letter from Mr. Murray Turca from 16 Ramapo Court that wanted this in the record that he wanted entered into the hearing.

The Mayor stated he stands in support of what Council feels is important issues and applauds them for standing strong and doing this.

ORDINANCES – INTRODUCTIONS
The title of an Ordinance was read as follows:
BOND ORDINANCE FOR PROVIDING FOR VARIOUS IMPROVEMENTS FOR THE WATER UTILITY OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MAHWAH, IN THE COUNTY OF BERGEN, NEW JERSEY, APPROPRIATEING THE AGGREATE AMOUNT OF $638,000 THEREFO AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $606,100 BONDS OR NOTES OF THE TOWNSHIP TO FINANCE PART OF THE COST THEREOF.

RESOLUTION – ORDINANCE NO. 1544

Introduced by Calandrillo, seconded by Roth.

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

FURTHER RESOLVED that said ordinance be considered for final passage at a meeting held May 25, 2006 at the Municipal Offices, 475 Corporate Drive, Mahwah, New Jersey at 8PM.

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

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The title of an Ordinance was read as follows:
BOND ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR VARIOUS IMPROVEMENTS TO SEWER UTILITY IN AND BY THE TOWNSHIP OF MAHWAH, IN THE COUNTY OF BERGEN, NEW JERSEY, APPROPRIATING THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $561,000 THEREFOR AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $532,950 BONDS OR NOTES OF THE TOWNSHIP TO FINANCE PART OF THE COST THEREOF.

RESOLUTION – ORDINANCE NO. 1545

Introduced by DiGiulio, 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 held May 25, 2006 at the Municipal Offices, 475 Corporate Drive, Mahwah, New Jersey at 8PM.

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

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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 $1,981,000 THEREFOR AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $1,881,950 BONDS OR NOTES OF THE TOWNSHIP TO FINANCE PART OF THE COST THEREOF.

RESOLUTION – ORDINANCE NO. 1546

Introduced by Calandrillo, seconded by Roth

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

FURTHER RESOLVED that said ordinance be considered for final passage at a meeting held May 25, 2006 at the Municipal Offices, 475 Corporate Drive, Mahwah, New Jersey at 8PM.

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

Calandrillo asked about the Public Meeting of May 25, 2006 before the holiday weekend.
Kelly asked if Council wanted the meeting on May 25, 2006 or combines it with the Work Session Meeting of May 18, 2006.

Kelly stated the Public Hearing on Ordinances #1544, #1545 and #1546 will be on May 18, 2006. Calandrillo stated the Municipal Clerk will cancel the meeting of May 25, 2006 and advertise there will be no meeting on this date.

Kelly stated the Public Hearing dates will be changed to May 18, 2006.

CONSENT AGENDA
Resolutions #082-06, #083-06, and #085-06 through #095-06 were approved. Resolutions are attached to and made part of these Meeting Minutes.

Resolution #84-06 was removed from the Agenda and voted on separately.

Resolution #096-06 for Appointment of Firefighter Edwin J. Drejman III and #097-06 for appointment of Firefighter Ryan D. DeGraw were voted on separately and are attached to and made part of these Meeting Minutes.

Approval of Raffle Application for Mahwah Elks Lodge was moved by Calandrillo, seconded by DiGiulio. All in favor. Motion carried.

DiGiulio commented on the Police Officer Mike Covington that is doing the parachute jump for the charity event for Leukemia. He has organized this event for May 20th and if anyone is interested in making donations it is $125.00 per jump and $25.00 goes to the children with leukemia. Most Police Officers are involved with this event.

CLOSED SESSION
On a motion by Alderisio, seconded by Calandrillo, Council went into closed session at 10:01PM for the purpose of discussing the Contract Negotiations – Lakeview Drive. All in favor. Motion carried.

On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by DiGiulio, Council returned to open session at 10:30PM. All in favor. Motion carried.

On a motion by DiGiulio, seconded by Alderisio, to introduce an Ordinance to take $15,000 out of Open Space Funds for acquisition of the Lakeview property.

Paton asked if this passes will the Mayor veto the Ordinance. Mayor Martel stated he did not know at this time. Paton stated he feels this is an incomplete transaction as there are no signatures and no amended contract.

Roll call vote: Alderisio, yes; Calandrillo, yes; DiGiulio, yes; Paton, no; Richter, yes; Roth, no; Kelly, yes.

Alderisio asked for the public hearing to be on May 18, 2006.

On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Roth, the meeting was adjourned at 10:36PM. All in favor. Motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,


Kathrine G. Coletta, RMC/CMC
Municipal Clerk

Meeting Minutes prepared by Jan Fox, Deputy Municipal Clerk


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