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TOWNSHIP OF MAHWAH
PUBLIC MEETING MINUTES
THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2005


The meeting was called to order at 8:04PM 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 on Thursday, January 13, 2005 at 8:00PM in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Offices, 475 Corporate Drive, Mahwah, New Jersey.

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 the Mayor Richard J. Martel, Business Administrator Brian Campion, Township Attorney’s Associate Nilufer DeScherer and Municipal Clerk Kathrine G. Coletta.

PRESENTATION OF CHECK FROM BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR
Police Chief Batelli and Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli assembled with
Council and Sgt. Tim O’Donahue, for the presentation of a check to the Township from
the Bergen County Prosecutor for Seized Drug Funds in the amount of $2,047,682.00.

APPROVAL OF BILLS AND CLAIMS
On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Kelly, the Bills and Claims, previously signed, totaling $4,375,038.34 were approved. There was an additional approval of $300.00 for the Petty Cash of the Municipal Clerk’s Office. All in favor. Motion carried. A list of Bills and Claims is on file in the Municipal Clerk’s Office.

APPROVAL OF MEETING MINUTES
On a motion by Kelly, seconded by DiGiulio, the Public Meeting Minutes of October 14, 2004, October 28, 2004, December 9, 2004, and the Work Session Meeting Minutes of December 2, 2004 were approved. All in favor. Motion carried.

On a motion by Kelly, seconded by Paton, the Public Meeting Minutes of May 20, 2004 were approved. Roll Call Vote: Alderisio, abstain; Calandrillo, abstain; DiGiulio, yes; Kelly, yes; Paton, yes; Roth, abstain; Richter, yes. Motion carried.




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January 13, 2005
Page 2


REPORT OF THE TOWNSHIP COUNCIL AND MUNICIPAL CLERK
DiGiulio attended the swearing in of the Township Firemen and Ambulance Members. DiGiulio wanted to congratulate the Township Firemen and Ambulance Members, as well as the Police Department for the check presented tonight.

Paton had some discussions with the Superintendent of the Township Schools concerning their respective Budgets, and Paton wanted Council to know there will be an open line of communication between the Board of Education and himself.

REPORT OF MAYOR AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR
The Business Administrator stated there will be a Pre-Construction Meeting on Wyckoff Avenue and Forest Road Project. The Construction of this project should begin in approximately one month.

PUBLIC PORTION
On a motion by Calandrillo, second by Paton, the meeting was opened to the public at 8:15PM. All in favor. Motion carried.

Mr. Albert Kidd of 851 Darlington Avenue asked what the Oil Seperator for the Department of Public Works Garage was for. The Business Administrator stated it was for anything that drains at the Department of Public Works Garage so oil is separated from the water.

Mr. Kidd asked about the Outside Sales Ordinance. Richter stated it is at the Ordinance Committee for review.

Mr. Kidd asked about the 20” Water Main problem. The Business Administrator stated the valves are in working order, the pipe work will be completed within the next month, and an expert is looking at the long term outlook for the valves.

Mr. Kidd asked about the discussion about the Right-Of-Way problem on Campgaw Road. Mr. Kidd stated there are many other violations of this manner in the Township. Mr. Kidd asked which Ordinance was this. The Business Administrator stated the Township Attorney is reviewing this Ordinance and it will be discussed in a future Work Session.

On a motion by Roth, second by Kelly, the meeting was closed to the public at 8:21PM. All in favor. Motion carried.




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January 13, 2005
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ORDINANCES-PUBLIC HEARINGS
The title of an ordinance was read as follows:
AN ORDINANCE REPEALING ORDINANCE #65 ADOPTED BY THE TOWNSHIP OF HOHOKUS ON JUNE 19, 1930, REGARDING MOUNTAIN AVENUE

RESOLUTION – ORDINANCE #1504

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

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

On a motion by Calandrillo, second by Paton, the following resolution was passed and adopted:

RESOLUTION – ORDINANCE NO. 1504

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

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The title of an ordinance was read as follows:
AN ORDINANCE VACATING A PORTION OF MOUNTAIN AVENUE

RESOLUTION – ORDINANCE #1505

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

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

On a motion by Kelly, second by Calandrillo, the following resolution was passed and adopted:

RESOLUTION – ORDINANCE NO. 1505


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January 13, 2005
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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: Alderisio, yes; Calandrillo, yes; DiGiulio, yes; Kelly, yes; Paton, yes; Roth, yes; Richter, yes.

ORDINANCE - INTRODUCTION
The title of an Ordinance was read as follows:
BOND ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR STORAGE TANK REMOVAL AND PURCHASE AND INSTALLATION OF WASTE OIL COLLECTION SYSTEM IN AND BY THE TOWNSHIP OF MAHWAH, IN THE COUNTY OF BERGEN, NEW JERSEY, APPROPRIATING $90,000 THEREFOR AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $85,500 BONDS OR NOTES OF THE TOWNSHIP TO FINANCE PART OF THE COST THEREOF

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

RESOLUTION – ORDINANCE NO. 1506

BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Council of the Township of Mahwah that the Ordinance entitled BOND ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR STORAGE TANK REMOVAL AND PURCHASE AND INSTALLATION OF WASTE OIL COLLECTION SYSTEM IN AND BY THE TOWNSHIP OF MAHWAH, IN THE COUNTY OF BERGEN, NEW JERSEY, APPROPRIATING $90,000 THEREFOR AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $85,500 BONDS OR NOTES OF THE TOWNSHIP TO FINANCE PART OF THE COST THEREOF be passed and adopted on the first reading.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that said Ordinance be further considered for final passage at a meeting to be held on the 10th day of February 2005 at the Municipal Offices, 475 Corporate Drive, Mahwah, New Jersey at 8PM 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 this Ordinance.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Township Clerk be, and she is hearby 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 such Ordinance will be further considered for final passage. Roll call vote: Alderisio, yes; Calandrillo, yes; DiGiulio, yes; Kelly, yes; Paton, yes; Roth, yes; Richter, yes.


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January 13, 2005
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CONSENT AGENDA
Resolutions #001-05 through #010-05, #012-05, #014-05, #015-05 and the Raffle Application for the Mahwah High School Sports Boosters were approved under the Consent Agenda. Resolutions are attached to and made part of these Meeting Minutes.

Resolutions #011-05 and #013-05 were removed from the Agenda and voted on individually. Resolutions are attached to and made part of these Meeting Minutes.

RESOLUTION
Resolution #016-05 was removed from the Agenda and voted on individually. Resolution is attached to and made part of these Meeting Minutes.

NEW BUSINESS
Resolutions #017-05 and #018-05 was removed from the Agenda and voted on individually. Resolutions are attached to and made part of these Meeting Minutes.

COUNCIL COMMENTS AND COMMUNICATIONS & REPORTS OF SUBCOMMITTEES
Roth stated the Business Subcommittee the Request For Proposal’s for Township Banking Services have been released by Administration and at the end of February the different Request For Proposal’s will be analyzed and a recommendation from the Business Subcommittee will be given.

Paton stated the Cable Negotiations Committee had a meeting last night and reviewed a recommended Ordinance. This Ordinance will go to the Township Attorney for review.

Paton asked if the table equipment was delivered today. The Business Administrator stated he did not know.

Alderisio stated the Senior Advisory Board and the Library Board will meet next Wednesday.

Calandrillo asked if Council would receive the Utilization and Needs Recreation Report prior to the Budget Meeting. The Business Administrator said no. Calandrillo stated this was requested last year, and numerous times since then. The Business Administrator stated again that it would not be available prior to the Budget Meetings; however he will find out when it will be available.

Kelly is also anxious to see this report and he is disheartened with the lack of cooperation in acquiring this information for Council.


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January 13, 2005
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Kelly stated the Planning Board will be bringing an issue before Council concerning a new Development on Cobblestone Court and a Rock Wall that will be erected in a Right-Of-Way Area. Kelly has paperwork forthcoming for Council to review so they can be well advised of the issue.

DiGiulio stated the meeting for the Beautification Meeting was cancelled and will be rescheduled for this month.

Richter stated she was distressed with the Recreation dilemma and the fact that the Recreation Budget was presented incomplete.

PUBLIC PORTION
On a motion by Calandrillo, second by Kelly, the meeting was opened to the public at 8:36PM. All in favor. Motion carried.

On a motion by Roth, second by Alderisio, the meeting was closed to the public at 8:37PM. All in favor. Motion carried.

On a motion made by Calandrillo, seconded by Kelly, the meeting was adjourned at
8:38PM. All in favor. Motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,


Kathrine G. Coletta, RMC/CMC
Municipal Clerk

KGC/mcr








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