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TOWNSHIP OF MAHWAH
PUBLIC MEETING MINUTES
THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, 2004

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 14, 2003, stating this meeting would be held on Thursday, January 29, 2004 in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Offices, 475 Corporate Drive, Mahwah, New Jersey 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, DaPuzzo, DiGiulio, Kelly, Paton, Richter and
Spiech.

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

APPROVAL OF BILLS AND CLAIMS
On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by DaPuzzo, the Bills and Claims, previously signed, totaling $3,832,354.54, were approved. Roll call vote: Calandrillo, yes; DaPuzzo, yes; DiGiulio, yes; Kelly, yes; Paton, yes; Spiech, yes; Richter, yes. A list of Bills and Claims is on file in the Municipal Clerk’s Office.

REPORT OF TOWNSHIP COUNCIL AND MUNICIPAL CLERK
Paton said he received a telephone call from Konica Corporation on the donation of two digital cameras; one for the Seniors and one for the Township use.

Spiech attended the Highland Commission Meeting. Mr. St. Lawrence will start an Inter-Municipal Watershed Commission. Spiech will keep Council informed.

Spiech attended meeting with the group from Rutgers Fire Service on the College. More communication is needed between emergency services and the college.

Spiech attended the Senior Luncheon.

Richter suggested she and Mayor contact Ramapo College on dates for a Joint Meeting.
Suggestion was made for meeting to be with Board of Education and Emergency Services. Meeting to be scheduled end of February or beginning of March.

REPORT OF MAYOR AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR
Mayor Martel attended the Senior Luncheon.

PUBLIC PORTION
On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Paton, the meeting was opened to the public at 8:10PM. All in favor. Motion carried.

Ms. Julia Smith of 1201 Norfolk Road inquired if any action was taken on the Township resolution at the League. Mayor Martel said Senator McNamara is pursuing this matter and feels with his help this will occur.

DiGiulio said a League President has also supported and is lobbying.

Paton suggested resolution be adopted by Council reaffirming Council’s position.

On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by DaPuzzo, the meeting was closed to the public at 8:13PM. All in favor. Motion carried.

ORDINANCE – INTRODUCTION
The title of an ordinance was read as follows:
BOND ORDINANCE AMENDING BOND ORDINANCE NUMBERED 1390 OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MAHWAH, IN THE COUNTY OF BERGEN, NEW JERSEY, FINALLY ADOPTED APRIL 19, 2001 IN ORDER TO AMEND THE LIST OF PROPERTIES INCLUDED IN THE STAGE IV OF THE TOWNSHIP’S SANITARY SEWER PROJECT.

RESOLUTION – ORDINANCE NO. 1475

Introduced by Kelly, seconded by Calandrillo.

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 February 26, 2004 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, yes; DiGiulio, yes; Kelly, yes; Paton, yes; Spiech, recused; Richter, yes.

CONSENT AGENDA
Resolutions #012-04 through #014-04, #016-04 through #018-04, and #021-04 through #023-04 were voted on under Consent Agenda and are attached to and made part of these minutes.

Resolution #015-04 was carried to the Work Session Meeting of February 5, 2004.

Resolutions #019-04 and #020-04 were voted on separately and are attached to and made part of these minutes.

Approval of Raffle Applications
Roosevelt School PTO
Ramapo Ridge Middle School Class of 2008
Ramapo Ridge Middle School Class of 2008
Immaculate Conception Church
Immaculate Conception Church
On a motion by Paton, seconded by Calandrillo, the above raffle applications were approved. Roll call vote: Calandrillo, yes; DaPuzzo, yes; DiGiulio, yes; Kelly, yes; Paton, yes; Spiech, yes; Richter, yes.

Approval of Raffle Applications
Ramapo Ridge Middle School Class of 2008
Ramapo Ridge Middle School Class of 2008
On a motion by Paton, seconded by Calandrillo, the two Raffle Applications were approved. Roll call vote: Calandrillo, yes; DaPuzzo, recused; DiGiulio, yes; Kelly, yes; Paton, yes; Spiech, yes; Richter, yes.

RESOLUTIONS
Resolutions #024-04 and #025-04 were voted on separately and are attached to and made part of these minutes.

NEW BUSINESS
Approval of Raffle Applications
St. Paul’s Interparochial School Parent Faculty Guild
Ramapo College of New Jersey
On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by DiGiulio, the above Raffle Applications were approved. All in favor. Motion carried.

COUNCIL COMMENTS/COMMUNICATIONS
Spiech said he received a letter regarding Young World Day School parking. Richter said this item will be on upcoming Work Session Meeting. DaPuzzo asked for a recommendation from the Traffic Officer at the Police Department. Kelly suggested those residents living within 200 feet be notified of the meeting.

Spiech asked for a list of vehicles be emergency services.

Kelly questioned if the resident of 29 Nilsen Avenue is in Phase 5 Sewer Project.

Kelly asked for update on Mr. and Mrs. Tangel’s situation. Business Administrator said he has been working on with the Board of Health, Malcolm Pirnie and Northwest Bergen. A report should be ready for the February 5, 2004 Work Session. The Business Administrator shall continue to update Council.
DiGiulio questioned the speeding on McIntosh Drive and asked if a letter was sent to the residents on the results of the survey.
DiGiulio asked if a Developer’s Agreement can be changed if traffic flow changes. The Township Attorney said not usually.

DiGiulio said she is pursuing a Discount Card for Fire and Ambulance Personnel. She suggests a meeting be held with the Chamber of Commerce. Richter suggested Fair Lawn be contacted on their plan. Mayor shall contact Fair Lawn.

Mayor referred to the traffic situation in the area of the Young World Day School and that he doesn’t want to see something happen before action is taken.

Calandrillo would like to see cooperation by Young World Day School.

Paton pointed out he attended a Board of Education Meeting where a similar situation was occurring. A Police Officer was present and the situation cleared up. Suggested police be present.

DiGiulio asked if Mayor, Traffic Officer and Young World Day School could meet to resolve.

Spiech recommended the Business Administrator, Police Department and Township Attorney discuss a solution and then invite Young World Day School to the meeting to discuss further.

DiGiulio suggested a flashing light be placed on Wyckoff Avenue.

Kelly asked the Township Attorney to look into Young World Day School liability of accidents. Kelly asked for a Traffic Officer to be placed at Young World Day School, at the school’s expense, immediately during the hours necessary.

The Township Attorney said the Police Chief can place a Traffic Officer at Young World Day School and if the vehicles are creating an unsafe event a ticket can be issued. The Business Administrator will notify the Police Department. The Township Attorney said a Traffic Officer can be placed at Young World Day School and charged to them if the school volunteers to pay the bill otherwise must get a Court Order.

Richter suggests Administration to ask Young World Day School to supply Officer. Administration will check with Police Department if cars can be ticketed.

Kelly said a Lawrence Road resident complained about the lights in the new bank. DaPuzzo said this has been resolved. Lights in two of the bays have been shut off.

REPORTS OF SUBCOMMITTEES
Paton said the Cable Advisory Group will meet on Tuesday.

Kelly said the next Transportation Sub Committee Meeting will be February 9, 2004 at 7:30PM.
DiGiulio said the next Beautification Sub Committee Meeting will be February 3, 2004 at 7:30PM.

PUBLIC PORTION
On a motion by DaPuzzo, seconded by Kelly, the meeting was opened to the public at 9:05PM. All in favor. Motion carried.

Mr. Sam Alderisio of Armour Road recommended the Township look into the capacity of the Young World Day School.

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

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

Respectfully submitted,



Kathrine G. Coletta, RMC/CMC
Municipal Clerk




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