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TOWNSHIP OF MAHWAH
PUBLIC MEETING MINUTES
THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2003

The Public Meeting immediately followed the Work Session Meeting after a brief recess and was called to order at 10:40PM by Council President Spiech.

Present: Councilmembers Calandrillo, DiGiulio, Paton, Richter and Spiech.
Absent: Councilmembers DaPuzzo and Kelly.

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


APPROVAL OF BILLS AND CLAIMS
On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Paton, the Bills and Claims, previously signed, totaling $612,949.41, were approved. Roll call vote: Calandrillo, yes; DaPuzzo, absent; DiGiulio, yes; Kelly, absent; Paton, yes; Richter, yes; Spiech 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 Calandrillo, the Public Meeting Minutes of March 27, 2003 and the Special Joint Meeting with the Mahwah Board of Education Minutes of April 2, 2003 were approved. All in favor. Motion carried.

REPORT OF TOWNSHIP COUNCIL
Calandrillo is excited about moving to the new Town Hall.

DiGiulio congratulated the Municipal Clerk in being appointed to a Committee in the IIMC organization.

Spiech attended a Watershed Management Area 3 Meeting this past Tuesday. The State will be giving $6500. to municipalities toward Stormwater Management. Spiech suggested a resolution be adopted informing the state the Township is now happy with the change in the regulations.

Spiech attended a meeting today with the Army Corps. of Engineers and New York State. The purpose of the meeting was for the Army Corps. of Engineers to get input from both states on environmental concerns.

REPORT OF THE MAYOR AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR
Mayor Martel attended the Little League Parade and Earth Day on May 3, 2003.

The Mayor publicly thanked the employees for their efforts during the move. The Mayor thanked the DPW, Business Administrator and Mrs. Denise Storms for their work on the move. The Business Administrator interjected that Mrs. Denise Storms assisted tremendously in the move.

Mayor Martel informed all the dedication of the new Town Hall is on May 18, 2003 at 1:00PM. Invitations will be mailed shortly.

The Mayor reported Continental Soldiers Field opened last Saturday.

MAYOR’S PROCLAMATIONS
Mayor Martel read the following two Proclamations: “Eagle Scout – Trenton C. Atwood” and “Municipal Clerks Week – April 27 through May 3, 2003”.

GENERAL PUBLIC DISCUSSION
On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by DiGiulio, the meeting was opened to the public at 11:03PM. All in favor. Motion carried.

Being no comments were made from the public, on a motion by Paton, seconded by DiGiulio, the meeting was closed to the public at 11:04PM. All in favor. Motion carried.

ORDINANCES – INTRODUCTIONS
The title of an Ordinance was read as follows:
2003 SALARY ORDINANCE

RESOLUTION – ORDINANCE NO. 1445

Introduced by Calandrillo, seconded by DiGiulio.

RESOLVED that this Ordinance be passed and adopted on first reading.

FURTHER RESOLVED that said Ordinance will be considered for final passage at a meeting to be held on May 22, 2003 at the Municipal Offices, 475 Corporate Drive, Mahwah, New Jersey at 8:00PM.

FURTHER RESOLVED that the Municipal Clerk shall publish said Ordinance with notice of introduction, passage and time and place where said Ordinance will be considered for final passage.

Roll call vote: Calandrillo, yes; DaPuzzo, absent; DiGiulio, yes; Kelly, absent; Paton, yes; Richter, yes; Spiech, 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 $4,652,200 THEREFOR AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $4,419,590 BONDS OR NOTES TO FINANCE PART OF THE COST THEREOF.

RESOLUTION – ORDINANCE NO. 1446

Introduced by Calandrillo, seconded by Paton.

BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Council of the Township of Mahwah that the Ordinance entitled: BOND ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR VARIOUS CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MAHWAH, IN THE COUNTY OF BERGEN, NEW JERSEY, APPROPRIATING THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $4,652,200 THEREFOR AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $4,419,590 BONDS OR NOTES TO FINANCE PART OF THE COST THEREOF be passed and adopted on first reading.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that said Ordinance be further considered for final passage at a meeting to be held on May 22, 2003 at the Municipal Offices, 475 Corporate Drive, Mahwah, New Jersey at 8:00PM or as soon thereafter as the matter can be reached and at such time and place all persons interested be given the opportunity to be heard concerning the Ordinance.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Municipal Clerk be, and she is hereby authorized and directed to take all necessary actions pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:2-17 and to publish said Ordinance according to law with a notice of its introduction and passage on first reading, and of the time and place when and where this Ordinance will be further considered for final passage.

Roll call vote: Calandrillo, yes; DaPuzzo, absent; DiGiulio, yes; Kelly, absent; Paton, yes; Richter, yes; Spiech, yes.

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The title of an Ordinance was read as follows:
BOND ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR VARIOUS CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS TO THE SEWER UTILITY OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MAHWAH, IN THE COUNTY OF BERGEN, NEW JERSEY, APPROPRIATING THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $165,000 THEREFOR AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $156,750 BONDS OR NOTES TO FINANCE PART OF THE COST THEREOF.

RESOLUTION – ORDINANCE NO. 1447

Introduced by DiGiulio, seconded by Calandrillo

BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Council of the Township of Mahwah that the Ordinance entitled: BOND ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR VARIOUS CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS TO THE SEWER UTILITY OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MAHWAH, IN THE COUNTY OF BERGEN, NEW JERSEY, APPROPRIATING THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $165,000 THEREFOR AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $156,750 BONDS OR NOTES TO FINANCE PART OF THE COST THEREOF be passed and adopted on first reading.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that said Ordinance be further considered for final passage at a meeting to be held on May 22, 2003 at the Municipal Offices, 475 Corporate Drive, Mahwah, New Jersey at 8:00PM or as soon thereafter as the matter can be reached and at such time and place all persons interested be given the opportunity to be heard concerning the Ordinance.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Municipal Clerk be, and she is hereby authorized and directed to take all necessary actions pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:2-17 and to publish said Ordinance according to law with a notice of its introduction and passage on first reading, and of the time and place when and where this Ordinance will be further considered for final passage.

Roll call vote: Calandrillo, yes; DaPuzzo, absent; DiGiulio, yes; Kelly, absent; Paton, yes; Richter, yes; Spiech, yes.

ORDINANCES – PUBLIC HEARINGS
The title of an Ordinance was read as follows:
AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING ACQUISITION OF CERTAIN ROAD WIDENING EASEMENTS ON WYCKOFF AVENUE AND FOREST ROAD COVERING LOT 37.02 IN BLOCK 164, LOTS 38 AND 39 IN BLOCK 164.01; LOTS 1, 2, 3 AND 26 IN BLOCK 165; LOTS 1, 2, 4 AND 6 IN BLOCK 170; LOTS 1, 2, 3, 4, 27, 28 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41 AND 42 IN BLOCK 171; AND LOTS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 AND 8 IN BLOCK 172.

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

On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Richter, the following resolution was passed and adopted:

RESOLUTION – ORDINANCE NO. 1443

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: Calandrillo, yes; DaPuzzo, absent; DiGiulio, yes; Kelly, absent; Paton, yes; Richter, yes; Spiech, yes.

The title of an Ordinance was read as follows:
AN ORDINANCE ACCEPTING A GRANT OF AN EMERGENCY EASEMENT OVER BLOCK 1, LOT 152 AND BLOCK 24, LOT 1.

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

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

On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Richter, the following resolution was passed and adopted:

RESOLUTION – ORDINANCE NO. 1444

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: Calandrillo, yes; DaPuzzo, absent; DiGiulio, yes; Kelly, absent; Paton, yes; Richter, yes; Spiech, yes.

CONSENT AGENDA
Resolution #138-03 was removed from the Agenda.

Resolutions #134-03 through #137-03, #139-03 through #143-03 and #145-03 were voted on under the Consent Agenda. Resolutions are attached to and made part of these Meeting Minutes.

RESOLUTION
Resolution #144-03 was voted on separately and is attached to and made part of these Meeting Minutes.

PUBLIC PORTION
On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Richter, the meeting was opened to the public at 11:10PM. All in favor. Motion carried.

Being no comments were made from the public, on a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Richter, the meeting was closed to the public at 11:11PM. All in favor. Motion carried.

REPORT OF SUBCOMMITTEES
DiGiulio reported the Recreation SubCommittee met at the High School Field. The SubCommittee is reviewing the possibility of installing turf. Another meeting will be held.

DiGiulio reported the Beautification SubCommittee will be having their next meeting in June.

DiGiulio attended the Cable Advisory Committee Meeting. She felt it was a good and productive meeting.

Paton distributed information to the Council which will be presented by the Cable Advisory Committee at the May 1, 2003 Work Session Meeting.

Paton pointed out the Fire Chief is looking for the fire companies to have Internet access. Paton will be contacting Cablevision. If only one fire company can receive access the Fire Chief recommended Fire Company #2. Paton requested a letter from Administration requesting the Internet service.

COUNCIL COMMENTS/COMMUNICATIONS
Spiech asked all SubCommittee chairs to advise the Clerk of their meetings so they can be included in Upcoming Events on the Agenda.

On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Paton, the meeting was adjourned at 11:23PM. All in favor. Motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,



Kathrine G. Coletta, RMC/CMC
Municipal Clerk



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