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TOWNSHIP OF MAHWAH
WORK SESSION MEETING MINUTES
THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2002

The meeting was called to order at 8:00PM by Council President Spiech who read the Open Public Meetings Act Statement as prescribed by law. Notice was advertised in The Record on July 20, 2001 stating this meeting would be held in the Municipal Offices, 300B Route 17 South, Mahwah, New Jersey on Thursday, May 16, 2002 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 Calandrillo, DiGiulio at 8:40PM, Donigian, Omsberg, Richter and Spiech.
Absent: Councilman DaPuzzo.

Also present were Business Administrator Brian Campion, Township Attorney Meneloas Toskos and Municipal Clerk Kathrine Coletta.

SUBMISSION OF BILLS AND CLAIMS
Any Councilmembers with questions on any of the Bills and Claims was asked to contact Administration prior to the May 23, 2002 Public Meeting.

CERTIFICATION OF MUNICIPAL CLERK ON MAY 14, 2002 MUNICIPAL ELECTION
Municipal Clerk, Kathrine Coletta, certified the results of the May 14, 2002 Municipal Election. The results are attached to and made part of these Meeting Minutes.

PRESENTATION OF CERTIFICATE OF COMMENDATION TO TOWNSHIP ON THE MAHWAH CEMETERY RESTORATION PROJECT
Mrs. Marthajean Drago and Mrs. Carole Greene of the Historic Preservation Commission were present.

Mrs. Drago and Mrs. Greene explained the Bergen County Historic Preservation Advisory Board held their meeting last night. A Certificate of Commendation was given to the Mayor and Township Council for their support of the Mahwah Cemetery Restoration Project. Mrs. Drago read the Commendation to those present.

MAYOR’S PROCLAMATIONS
In the absence of Mayor Martel, the Business Administrator read the following two Proclamations: Eagle Scout; Edward B. Lipes Jr. – Boy Scout Troop #258 and Historic Preservation Week – May 12 through 18, 2002



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ENGINEERING (Boswell-McClave)
1a. Mahwah Bar and Grill Inc.; 2 Island Road; Block 44, Lot 12 through 23; Authorization to Execute Developer’s Agreement (Dkt. #972-99)
Spiech questioned if this work will interfere with the work on the sidewalks. The Township
Engineer’s Representative answered no.

Resolution authorizing the Mayor and Municipal Clerk to sign the Developer’s Agreement
between the Township and Mahwah Bar and Grill Inc. shall be prepared for the May 23, 2002
Public Meeting.

1b. Stryker Howmedica Osteonics, Inc.; Route 17 South; Block 137, Lots 6, 13 and 15; Authorization to Execute Developer’s Agreement (Dkt. #372 A-2)
Resolution authorizing the Mayor and Municipal Clerk to sign the Developer’s Agreement
between Stryker Howmedica Osteonics, Inc. and the Township will be prepared for the May 23,
2002 Public Meeting.

1c. 2002 State Aid Applications; Authorization for Mayor and Municipal Clerk to Sign State
Aid Applications
Omsberg questioned if the monies being applied for included engineering costs. The Township
Engineer answered design costs are not reimbursable.

1d. Verbal Status Report
Intersection at Wyckoff Avenue and Pulis Avenue: The Township Engineer met with the Business
Administrator. The Taking Maps were reviewed and have been revised. A schedule will be
prepared by the Township Engineer for the Business Administrator’s review. Item shall be
scheduled for the June 6, 2002 Work Session Meeting.

1e. Field Lighting; Musco Lighting
Mr. Jerry McGovern and Mr. Robert Zolar of Musco Lighting were present to discuss the
lighting of the two recreation fields.

Spiech requested the representatives from Musco Lighting explain how the lights will fall and about
the glare. Mr. Zolar explained to those present about spill and glare controls as well as the package
recommended for the Township.

Omsberg questioned the bidding process for the lighting. The Business Administrator and
Township Engineer explained the process followed.


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Omsberg requested a cost estimate on all money spent thus far on the Route 202 and Airmont
Avenue Recreation Fields.

Omsberg questioned the cost to replace bulbs and how often the bulbs need to be replaced. Mr.
McGovern answered the 10 year package includes the replacement of the bulbs.

Richter questioned how much of the light goes onto the field with a “guard” on the light. Mr.
Zollar answered 70 to 75% of the output of the fixture goes onto the field.

Donigian questioned after the lights are installed what is the procedure to certify the lights. Mr.
Zolar answered a Lighting Acceptance is conducted and a Foot Candle Letter Guarantee is
issued.

Omsberg questioned the height of the poles and how many poles will be on each field. Mr.
Zolar answered 2 50 foot poles will be used to light the infield, 4 70 foot poles will be in the
corners of the Little League field, one additional 60 foot pole will be for the soccer field on Route
202. Ten poles will be installed on the Airmont Avenue field.

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

Mr. Scott Piekarsky, legal counsel for the Apple Ridge Homeowners Association, was present
and asked various questions on the Airmont Avenue Recreation Field all of which were
answered by Mr. Zolar and Mr. McGovern.

Mr. Ron Lesser of Cooper USL feels it is a disadvantage to use one bidder. Mr. Lesser feels his
company has as good a system as Musco Lighting.

Mr. Robert Meyers of 2 Litchult Lane and a member of the Apple Ridge Homeowners Association
feels the project was represented for the kids and youth. Mr. Meyers said he is opposed to the lights
on the fields.

Mr. Donald Marks of 202 Van Winkle Lane questioned whether there will be any glare from the
turf. Mr. Zolar answered it is possible.

Mr. Arnold Lind, member of the Apple Ridge Homeowners Association Board of Directors,
asked why lights. Spiech answered the facilities were planned with lights. Mr. Lind asked
the cut off time of the lights. Spiech answered this item will be further addressed in the latter
portion of the meeting.
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Mr. Stan Zuba of 256 Westervelt Lane asked if the lighting system has a dimming capability. The
Township Engineer answered the fields can be controlled individually.

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

Straw poll vote was taken on whether there should be lights at the Airmont Avenue Recreation
Field: Calandrillo, abstain; DaPuzzo, absent; DiGiulio, abstain; Donigian, yes; Omsberg, no;
Richter, abstain; Spiech, yes.

UTILITY ENGINEER (Malcolm Pirnie)
2a. Change Order #2; Phase 2 Water Main Replacements
Resolution shall be prepared for the May 23, 2002 Public Meeting.

2b. Change Order #2; 20 Inch Water Main - Removed as requested by Utility Engineer

2c. Developer’s Agreement; Rio Vista Phase 12 - Removed as requested by Utility Engineer

2d. 20 Inch Water Main; Upset Increase (Closed Session)
Item will be discussed in Closed Session at the end of the meeting.

LEGAL
3a. Proposed Library Ordinance; Discussion
Draft Ordinance shall be sent to the Police Chief for comment.

Richter mentioned other libraries in the area are opened late on Thursday, evenings. She suggested our library considered the same.

3b. Attorney Report on Mulberry Drive – One Way
The Township Attorney reported in 1999 an Ordinance was passed involving stop signs on Mulberry Drive. The Ordinance was sent to the DOT and was disapproved. The Ordinance was then rescinded by the Township Council. Society Hill Village 3 then went to the Planning Board to amend their Site Plan to erect a barrier. Council proposed another Ordinance which was sent to the DOT. The Township Attorney has checked with the DOT and the Ordinance is on hold.

Council concurred to take no action at this time. Villages 2 and 3 will attempt to work the situation out amongst themselves.


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3c. Resolution; Authorization for Sale of Property on Ridge Road and MacArthur Boulevard;
Block 138, Lot 151.02
Omsberg asked the recent appraisal amount of the property. The Business Administrator shall obtain.

3d. Amendment; Soil Movement Ordinance (DaPuzzo)
Spiech shall work on the exceptions section of the present Code with the Township Engineer. Item to be brought back to Council.

ADMINISTRATION
4a. 2002 Salary Ordinance
The Business Administrator reported at the last meeting questions were asked on the minimum
salaries. Adjustments have been made to the draft Ordinance distributed on May 9, 2002.
Ordinance scheduled for introduction at the May 23, 2002 Public Meeting.

4b. Mayor’s Proclamation; Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month – June 2002
Mayor Martel shall read the above mentioned Proclamation at the May 23, 2002 Public Meeting.

4c. Award of State Contract #T0483: Minicomputer, Microcomputer, Workstation
and Associated Products; Amend Contract Period
Resolution shall be prepared for the May 23, 2002 Public Meeting.

4d. Request for Veteran’s Deduction; Block 178, Lot 23
Resolution shall be prepared for the May 23, 2002 Public Meeting.

4e. Security at Parks; Discussion
Mr. Drew Baumgardt, Director of Recreation, was present. Mr. Baumgardt informed the Council of all of the Township fields and their usage times.

Richter questioned with the 14 Industrial Leagues are all the teams Mahwah businesses. Mr. Baumgardt answered yes with the exception of two companies which were grandfathered.

Omsberg feels the Township should respect the Sabbath of any religious houses near the fields.

Omsberg reiterated that no public address system will be on the Airmont Avenue field. Omsberg questioned whether the same is true for the Route 202 field. Mr. Baumgardt answered no.

On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by DiGiulio, the meeting was opened to the public. All in favor. Motion carried.
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Mr. Robert Meyers of 2 Litchult Lane would like to see a firm schedule of when the Airmont Avenue field will be used in the evening. He suggested the Township and his community work together.

Mr. Donald Marks of 202 Van Winkle Lane referred to last year when residents walked the Airmont Avenue site and were told the field was for the youth and there would be no lights. Mr. Marks said the residents are disappointed.

Mr. Michael Packman of 222 Bush Lane attended the tour last year. Mr. Packman clarified that those attending the tour were told that there would be no lights on the Airmont Avenue field but it may be determined that lights would be needed at a later time.

A resident of 260 Bush Lane asked if the public address system has been ruled out. Spiech answered yes.

Mr. Robert Meyers of 2 Litchult Lane asked the Township if they would consider installing a fence on the Apple Ridge property if an easement were granted. Mr. Meyers went on further to say that the residents of Apple Ridge feel the fencing is important.

Mr. Donald Marks of 202 Van Winkle Lane asked if there will be public bathrooms at the Airmont Avenue field. Spiech answered yes. Mr. Marks questioned whether the bathrooms will be locked when the field is not being used. Mr. Baumgardt answered there is a time mechanism that the bathrooms will be locked at a certain time. Mr. Marks asked if anyone can use the park after the games are over. Mr. Baumgardt answered the lights are on until the games are over. The park closes one half hour after sunset.

Scott Piekarsky, legal counsel for the Apple Ridge Homeowners Association, questioned if a security plan has been looked into. The Police Chief answered a plan is being reviewed.

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

Police Chief James Batelli was present. The Chief explained the report on security at the fields has not yet been completed.

4f. Bergen County Utilities Authority; Waste Disposal Agreement
Resolution shall be prepared for the May 23, 2002 Public Meeting.


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4g. Ordinance Authorizing Acquisition of Easement for East Crescent Booster Station
Ordinance shall be introduced at the May 23, 2002 Public Meeting.

4h. Award of Contract for Route 202 Recreation Facility; Contract #2 (Field House and Concession Stand)
Resolution shall be prepared for the May 23, 2002 Public Meeting.

4i. Parking Restrictions; Lancaster Court
Township Attorney shall prepare draft Ordinance for Council review.

4j. Resolution; 2002 Bergen County Open Space, Recreation, Farmland and Historic Preservation Trust Fund
Resolution shall be prepared for the May 23, 2002 Public Meeting.

4k. Designation of Gold Star Streets
Resolution shall be prepared for the May 23, 2002 Public Meeting.

4l. Special Item of Revenue and Appropriation – Chapter 159; “Make It Click 02” Grant
Resolution shall be prepared for the May 23, 2002 Public Meeting.

4m. Green Acres Property Diversion Pre-Application
Resolution shall be prepared for the May 23, 2002 Public Meeting.

4n. Quotation; Senior Citizens Luncheon Catering
Resolution shall be prepared for the May 23, 2002 Public Meeting.


TOWNSHIP COUNCIL/MUNICIPAL CLERK
5a. Raffle Application; Ramapo College of New Jersey Alumni Association (Off-Premise)
Application tentatively approved. Final approval shall be given at the May 23, 2002 Public
Meeting.

5b. Eagle Scout; Edward B. Lipes Jr.; Boy Scout Troop #258

RESOLUTIONS
#137-02 Eagle Scout Edward B. Lipes Jr. – Boy Scout Troop #258
#138-02 Historic Preservation Week – May 12 through 18, 2002
Resolutions #137-02 and #138-02 are attached to and made part of these Meeting Minutes.

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CLOSED SESSION
On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Omsberg, Council went into Closed Session at
11:55PM for the express purpose of the pending litigation update.

On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Omsberg, Council returned to open session at
12:12AM. All in favor. Motion carried.

COUNCIL COMMENTS/COMMUNICATIONS
None.

On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Omsberg, the meeting was adjourned at 12:13AM. All
in favor. Motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,



Kathrine G. Coletta, RMC/CMC
Municipal Clerk



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