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TOWNSHIP OF MAHWAH
COMBINED WORK SESSION
AND PUBLIC MEETING MINUTES
THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2005

The meeting was called to order at 8:02PM by Council President Kelly who read the Open Public Meetings Act Statement as prescribed by law. Notice was advertised in The Record on June 29, 2005 stating this meeting would be held in the Municipal Offices, 475 Corporate Drive, Mahwah, New Jersey on Thursday, July 14, 2005 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 Associates Nilufer O. DeScherer and Craig Bossong, Township Engineer Kevin Boswell, Township Engineer’s Associate Michael Kelly, Township Utility Engineer Justin Mahon, Township Utility Engineer’s Associate Gerry Spiesbach, Chief Financial Officer Ken Sesholtz, Township Auditor Louis Mai and Municipal Clerk Kathrine G. Coletta.

REPORTS OF THE TOWNSHIP COUNCIL and MUNICIPAL CLERK
Calandrillo stated the Center for Food Action is working hard to gather supplies for school and food for the pantry. Calandrillo stated the Center for Food Action is desperately in need of donations.

Paton stated he attended a Board of Education Meeting with regards to the Center for Food Action. Paton asked Administration to contact the Board of Education with regards to the Center for Food Action.

Paton stated traffic is dangerous at the exit by the High School on Ridge Road. He asked for a Police Officer to be present to direct traffic in the morning.

Paton asked Administration for the names of the Police Retirees and a report on Township Personnel in general for the next Council Session.

Paton stated Verizon Cable is negotiating with the Township of Wyckoff. Paton suggested that the Mayor reach out to the Township of Wyckoff with some of the information the Township has gathered with regards to Cable Negotiations.

Richter mentioned that she attended a Planning Board Meeting and they reviewed a Presentation made on the Proposed Salt Shed. Richter stated the residents within 200’
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were notified. They attended this presentation and voiced their concerns over the Proposed Salt Shed. The Planning Board voted that this project was in order, and they were happy to see the project move ahead. Richter did mention that the Planning Board was concerned over the choice of asphalt vs. concrete for flooring purposes.

Richter stated Ramapo Center had a problem with signage in front of Prime Time School and the parking can not be enforced due to the fact it is not code enforced. Calandrillo stated there was additional traffic signage missing at Ramapo Center and asked Richter to speak to the Planning Board Chairman about this.

TOWNSHIP COUNCIL: COMMENTS, COMMUNICATIONS and REPORTS OF SUBCOMMITTEES
Paton stated with regards to a meeting of the Cable Negotiations Team a month and a half ago suggestions were made for a Proposed Cable Ordinance that the Cable Negotiation’s Committee was not pleased with, and a subsequent meeting will be held to further discuss this proposed Ordinance in a week or two.

PUBLIC PORTION
On a motion by DiGiulio, seconded by Alderisio, the meeting was opened to the public at 8:13PM. All in favor. Motion carried.

Ms. Tammy Lawson of 162 Mahwah Road made mention to a petition Council received to extend the sidewalk in front of the Betsy Ross School. Ms. Lawson stated this sidewalk would be safer for the children and the parents of the Betsy Ross School. Kelly stated this issue is on for discussion tonight as per the Agenda.

Mr. Wayne Hollm of 46 Nilsen Avenue addressed the last meeting with regards to the Phase 5 Sewer Project. Mr. Hollm on behalf of the residents on Nilsen Avenue stated they felt Council treated them unfairly at the last meeting of the Phase 5 Sewer Project. Mr. Hollm asked for Council to comment on this. Council had no comment. Mr. Hollm stated he would return in one month to further discuss this with Council. Richter reminded Council that the vote was on the Amended Ordinance.

On a motion by Alderisio, seconded by DiGiulio, the meeting was closed to the public at 8:26PM. All in favor. Motion carried.

Mr. Allan Kidd of 111 Miller Road felt the Tax Payers, as in the case of the Nilsen Avenue Residents, were ignored by Council during the Budget Process of 2005. Mr. Kidd stated the only Councilmembers who listened to the Resident’s wishes concerning the Budget were Richter, Roth and Paton.


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Mr. Ed Tafarrow, Vice President of the Ramapo Hunt and Polo Club Association asked for the help of the Council with regards to Public Safety due to the need to repair a main bridge in the area. Mr. Tafarrow was concerned over the Emergency Management issues that surround the time the bridge will be out of commission.

Mr. Tafarrow asked if it would be possible for Council and Administration to help the Ramapo Hunt and Polo Club with finding low cost financing. He further requested assistance with Parking Permits, permission to move the bridge, and securing Emergency Access from the County. He asked Council for comments. Kelly stated this will be responded to later in the Agenda this evening.

On a motion by Alderisio, seconded by DiGiulio, the meeting was closed to the public at
8:26PM. All in favor. Motion carried.

Kelly asked to have Item 5e. moved up. There were no objections.

TOWNSHIP COUNCIL
5e. Certification of 2004 Municipal Audit
Mr. Lou Mai Township Auditor and Mr. Ken Sesholtz, Chief Financial Officer presented
The Certification of the 2004 Municipal Audit. Mr. Mai mentioned a few items, most
importantly, the status of prior year’s comments which, according to him, have
been resolved.

Mr. Mai stated with regard to the Financials the Operations for the year netted an excess of Revenue of $4.1 Million, and the Council used $5 Million to balance the Budget leaving a net reduction in the Fund Balance of approximately $850,000.00.

Mr. Mai stated all departments have been very cooperative.

Roth had a number of questions with regards to clarification needed on Accounting Principals. He stated he would be willing to submit these questions directly to Mr. Mai. Kelly saw no problem with this. The Business Administrator asked for the questions to be submitted by email, and to copy him on them.

Calandrillo asked about the 48 hour transfer, and what could have prevented this. Mr. Mai stated there are a few reasons in the Police Department and Construction Department that would cause this to happen. Processing is one of these reasons. His suggestion was to correct this problem, deposit the money and if there is a problem with the permit – refund the money.

SUBMISSION OF BILLS AND CLAIMS
Any Councilmember with questions on the Bills and Claims was asked to contact

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Administration prior to the July 28, 2005 Public Meeting.

TOWNSHIP ENGINEER
1a. Wyckoff Avenue and Forest Road Intersection Improvements; Project Update
The Township Engineer’s Associate stated the contractor is progressing according to schedule. Work will continue next week on the culvert. The majority of the concrete footing for the retaining wall has been installed at the North East Corner of the property. He continued, stating that the top soil should be installed at the North End of Wyckoff Avenue next week.

1b. Airmont Construction LLC; 153 Airmont Avenue; Block 123, Lot 18; Authorization to Execute Developer’s Agreement (Dkt. #470)
Resolution shall be prepared for the July 28, 2005 Public Meeting.

1c. Township Bike Path Program; Authorization to Request Extension of Project Award Date from NJDOT
The Township Engineer stated this was a request to extend an award date for the Bike
Path Program. Paton asked if this Bike Path will be paved with macadam. The
Township Engineer stated the type of surface for the Bike Path is currently being
determined.

Roth asked if this would cause problems with the Grant. The Township Engineer stated it puts more onus on him in the permitting process. The Township Engineer has full confidence that it can be done on time, as long as the Department of Environmental Protection approves the paving. Resolution shall be prepared for the July 28, 2005 Public Meeting.

1d. Written Status Report
MA-478: Hilltop Road and Airmont Avenue Intersection (Resolution No. 178-01)
The Township Engineer stated he knows this is a priority of the Township, and the Easements are being delivered to the Business Administrator tomorrow.

MA-620: DPW Waste Oil Collection System and Oil Water Separator
The Township Engineer stated plans and specifications were delivered to the Business Administrator today for his perusal.

MA-813: Improvements to MacArthur Boulevard, Section 4
Calandrillo asked for the anticipated completion date. The Township Engineer’s Associate stated he met with Administration and the Department of Public Works and it was decided that it would be in the Township’s best interest to combine the

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Improvements to MacArthur Boulevard with the Road Program for 2005. The Township
Engineer’s Associate stated he will have a proposal for Council’s perusal for the next Council Session.

MA-599: N.J.D.O.T. Issues
Calandrillo stated she is still witnessing cars and trucks going in the wrong direction by the River Palm Terrace Restaurant. She felt there will be very bad accidents unless turns and striping are more clarified for the drivers. The Township Engineer’s Associate stated the paving on MacArthur Boulevard is the County’s jurisdiction, and if they are doing any paving this summer he will see if additional striping can be “piggy backed” to the job. If this is not possible, the Township Engineer recommended the Township putting the striping down.

The Township Engineer stated the striping of the West Ramapo Avenue overpass has been completed.

Paton asked about the memorandum concerning the dedication of the bridges by Lake Henry. He asked if all the work was done and safe with regard to these bridges and pathways. The Township Engineer stated a portion of the bank washed out due to the recent flooding and the Township had the choice of having the Bergen County Mosquito Commission help reestablish the bank without charge. To do this, the Township would need a permit from the Department of Environmental Protection. The Township Engineer suggested constructing a temporary ramp until this permit could be attained and the work to reestablish the bank could be done.

Paton asked for the status on the Engineering Study for the rebuilding of the dam at Silver Creek. The Township Engineer’s Associate stated they are finishing the design and it will be on the next Written Status Report.

MA-577: Fire Company No. 1 and Winters Building
Paton asked for a status report on the exterior items on the Punchlist. The Business Administrator stated some items have been corrected by the Contractor, and most of the Punchlist items have not. It has been determined that the Contractor should be found in default and take the remainder of the funds and use it to finish the work through other service providers. The Business Administrator stated at the next Work Session Meeting Council will be asked to pass a formal Resolution of Default.

MA-281: Willowbank Court Stream Cleaning
Roth asked where the Township stood with the Bergen County Mosquito Commission’s equipment being available in the summer of 2005. The Township Engineer stated the Bergen County Mosquito Commission will be on the job Wednesday to begin marking

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out the trees for removal. He further stated it is very difficult to get the Bergen County Mosquito Commission to the job as they service Bergen County in its entirety.
Roth asked for the status of the Township marking off the vegetation for Willowbank Court. The Township Engineer stated it will only be trees marked by the Bergen County Mosquito Commission for removal by the Township.

MA-577: Fire Company No. 1 and Winters Building
Roth asked about the Contractor involved in the Punchlist, and if this was the only Contractor on the job the Township was having trouble with. The Business Administrator stated there is only one Contractor involved.

MA-618: Cragmere Drainage Study
Roth stated that the Township has requested $150,000.00 from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to do this work, and he asked where the Township stood on this and if the work for 85 Malcolm Road would fall under this. The Township Engineer stated if the funds can be used for 85 Malcolm Road he will refund the money to the Township. However, the basis of this Grant is to organize and prioritize the full extent of the Cragmere Drainage problems, and to serve as a platform for future funds needed to solve these drainage issues.

MA-220: Franklin Turnpike/Miller Road and East Ramapo Avenue – Intersection Improvements (Resolution No. 148-01)
Alderisio asked if this design had been completed. The Township Engineer stated the design has been approved and will be presented with the support of the Merchants, Veteran’s and members of the Beautification Committee that are in favor of this design to Council.

Alderisio stated he heard that if Veteran’s Park is changed in anyway it will go back to the College that once owned it due to the deed stipulation. The Township Engineer stated Veteran’s Park will not be changed – the left side is being extended out to the west and within the extension area there is a plan to put in a retaining wall and potentially a bus shelter. On the North Side, the only change that would occur would be cut 2 feet on the westerly portion to remain square. The Township Engineer stated a “concept” presentation would be made at the next Council Session.

MA-759: Installation of Salt Shed on Micik Lane
DiGiulio asked what the proposed Salt Shed would look like. The Township Engineer described the proposed Salt Shed to DiGiulio.

ADMINISTRATION
4a. Sidewalks; Construction and Policy

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The Business Administrator stated it is Administration’s recommendation to do approximately $13,000.00 worth of sidewalks at Betsy Ross School and $8,000.00 of miscellaneous work requested by the Department of Public Works. The George
Washington Project would be a larger job involving the Board of Education and Grant Applications. The Business Administrator suggested discussing this at a future Work Session.

Roth encouraged Council to consider concrete curbing over asphalt curbing in order to save time and money.

TOWNSHIP ENGINEER
MA-700: Municipal Stormwater Regulation Plan
Kelly asked when the next meeting for the Municipal Stormwater Regulation Plan would be held. The Township Engineer’s Associate said July 25, 2005.

MA-10: Township Drainage Complaints
Kelly asked when the next meeting for the Township Drainage Complaints would be held. The Township Engineer’s Associate stated there has been some problems with setting up a meeting, but he is working on it.

ADMINISTRATION
4e. Halifax Bridge; Discussion
The Business Administrator informed Council that the residents near Halifax Bridge had concerns this evening with regard to how the Township would be helping them during the repair process of the Halifax Bridge. Most pressing were the issues of financing, Emergency Services/access, and Special Assessment.

Roth asked if the Certified Financial Officer looked into the Township’s banking relationships and asked if there was anything the Township could do with respect to special rates. The Business Administrator stated this could be looked into.

Kelly asked the Township Attorney for her input on the Halifax Bridge. The Township Attorney stated the only option as per the Township is the local assessment where the Township can post a Surety Bond and assess the residents of the development and pay over time. The Township Attorney felt mortgaging privately would be the best option. This way the Halifax Bridge will still be owned, and maintained by the residents. Kelly asked who would take the responsibility for doing the work. The Township Attorney said the Township would be doing the work.

Kelly felt if the Township took ownership of the job it would further delay the work due to the need to advertise, and go out to bid. The Township Engineer also felt it would be in the best interest of the residents to do this as a private job.

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DiGiulio asked if there was any money from the State or County available to help these residents due to the fact that this is their only emergency access and egress. The
Township Engineer stated he could make some calls on the residents behalf and research this possibility.

DiGiulio asked if the permits could be expedited. The Township Engineer stated he may need to declare this an emergency to do expedite the permits.

Richter asked if the Township stepped in what the liability would be during and after the project. The Township Attorney said the Township would be perpetually liable. Richter felt that Council should find out who will own this project prior to answering any further questions.

The Township Engineer felt there was a lot of coordination needed that he would be willing to help with, as it is a matter of public safety without compromising the fact that this is a private bridge.

Roth stated Council is very restricted with what they can do due to liability issues. Mr. Edward Tafarow voiced concern over the utilities, permitting, and emergency access through the County Park during the time of bridge construction and how the Township could help. Mr. Tafarow stated he can not, in good faith, move forward with this project without these answers in hand. The Township Attorney stated the question of access is complex, as an easement approval for either of the two options will involve a Diversion Application.

The Business Administrator stated this access would be necessary for a period of 2-4 weeks and a temporary pedestrian bridge is a possible solution, as well as a pending meeting with all the Township Emergency Service Officials, Representatives from the County, and the Mayor to figure out other options for assistance.

Paton asked for a plan to be presented in two weeks that will be acceptable to all parties. Kelly asked if this was possible for Administration to do. The Mayor said yes.

UTILITY ENGINEER
2a. Engineering Escrow Dispute; Liberty Hyundai
This item was removed from the Agenda.

2b. 20-inch Main; Update
The Township Utility Engineer stated the Bonding Company has not paid the Contractor yet, and as a result, the work has not been completed. The Township Utility Engineer stated this is a matter he is working on with Administration and the Township Attorney.
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The Township Utility Engineer stated within the past two weeks he had received written reports from U.S. Pipe and has shared these reports with the Water Department and Administration. Apparently, the valves that have had the operators replaced are operating to the satisfaction of the Water Department. However, the Water Department does have some questions with regards to other valves that are experiencing some problems.

Roth asked for clarification on the qualified party that should be in charge of evaluating these valves. Roth was not sure that the Township Water Department was qualified to determine valve performance issues. The Township Utility Engineer stated since the Township Water Department works with these valves everyday their input is important and valid.

Paton asked for a formal position from Administration on how to proceed.

Roth asked for clarification on the non payment from the Bonding Company. The Business Administrator stated the Contractor and the Bonding Company are in negotiations about payment for the remainder of the restoration items.

2c. Thunderhead Pressure; Update
The Township Utility Engineer stated he was with the Township Water Department testing this week, and the data is still being evaluated. There needs to be 2 more days of investigations and pressure readings for the testing next week including hydrants. When all this data is compiled and completed the Township Utility Engineer will provide a report to Council and Administration.

2d. Status Report
Paton asked when the Wells Facilities Plan will be discussed. The Township Utility Engineer stated he would be available to discuss this at a meeting if Council desired. The Business Administrator stated this work is not allotted for in this year’s Budget.

LEGAL
3a. Rezoning Request; Block 140, Lots 1, 2, and 3
This item was removed from the Agenda.

3b. Request for a Right-of-Way Agreement; Datanet Communications
The Township Attorney stated there was a memorandum circulated on the Request for a Right-of-Way Agreement by Datanet Communications dated July 8, 2005.

Paton stated he was unsure what the applicant was looking for from the Township. He felt the Right-of-Way Agreement as proposed was a license to let Datanet Communications to do whatever they want in the Township.


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Attorney Mr. Bradford Stern, Datanet Vice President of Operations Mr. John Pinto and Director of Datanet’s Outside Plant Mr. Bill Ridey joined the discussion with regard to the Request for a Right-of-Way Agreement by Datanet Communications.

Mr. Stern gave a brief overview of the Request for a Right-of-Way Agreement by Datanet Communications for Council’s consideration. Paton asked for Mr. Stern to provide Tariff information. Mr. Stern stated he would provide this information.

Paton asked for clarification with the regard to how the cable lines would be installed. Mr. Stern stated it was their intention to utilize Verizon’s facilities. Paton stated this was not clearly put in the Request for a Right-of-Way Agreement submitted by Datanet Communications for Council’s consideration. The Township Attorney asked what would happen if Verizon did not have poles installed in an area Datanet needed to utilize. Mr. Pinto stated there is some flexibility that can be instituted through routing the lines on a different course. On the rare location that a pole would be needed and routing can not rectify the situation the individual job would need to be assessed.

Paton asked for the name of the other Townships Datanet currently has agreements with. Mr. Pinto stated the County has been given the same Right-of-Way Agreement submitted by Datanet Communications for Council’s consideration, as well as other Townships including Montvale, Ramsey and Allendale. The first customer Datanet has in New Jersey is located in Mahwah and they are placing their focus on providing service for this customer. Mr. Pinto stated Datanet serves both Intrastate and Interstate customers.

Paton suggested that the Datanet Representatives address the comments made at this Council Session and then return with answers at a later date.

Richter asked for Customer References to be provided to Council for their perusal. Mr. Pinto stated he would provide this information to Council.

Roth asked Mr. Pinto if Datanet provided ISP. Mr. Pinto said yes, but only to Commercial Customers. Datanet has not been given approval for Residential Customers yet.

Roth stated this is a very broad appeal for a Right-of-Way Agreement that is not clear enough for the Council to consider.

Roth asked what the term was on the Right-of-Way Agreement. The Township Attorney stated 10 years with three automatic removals on 5 years each.


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Council requested the Representatives from Datanet to prepare one package delineating all Councilmember’s concerns as expressed this evening and bring this information back at a future Council Session for discussion.

3c. New York Thruway Authority; Tower Lease
The Township Attorney’s Associate informed Council a letter was sent to the New York Thruway Authority. We are waiting to hear a response.

3d. Outdoor Sales Ordinance; Discussion
Calandrillo suggested the 3 permits be changed to 4 per year.

Ordinance shall be introduced at the July 28, 2005 Combined Work Session/Public Meeting.

3e. Amendment; Airmont Diversion Application
The Township Attorney’s Associate requested this item be tabled for 2 weeks.

ADMINISTRATION
4b. 2005 Salary Ordinance
Council and Administration determined this item did not need to be discussed in Closed Session.

The Business Administrator stated a 2005 Salary Ordinance was prepared and submitted to Council with the 2004 Salary Ordinance and a memorandum from Administration for Council’s perusal. The Business Administrator gave a verbal overview of these materials to Council.

Paton suggested reviewing and reducing the salary for the Recreation Director to $35,000.00.

Paton felt that raising the Chief of Polices salary by 4%, as a Department Head, while reducing the salary of others in his Department was not appropriate.

Paton stated the position of the Construction Code Official’s salary should be reduced as the salary for the combined income for the two salaries generated by this position in Paton’s opinion was too high. Paton also felt the salary for the Director of the Department of Public Works was also too high.

Richter asked why the Senior Citizen Director was getting a 6% increase in salary. The Business Administrator stated this position was reviewed by researching other Township’s within the County and how much they offer for the position. The Business

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Administrator felt the increase of 6% brought the salary for the Township Senior Citizen Director more in line with others in the immediate area.

Calandrillo asked about the salary for the School Crossing Guards and if everyone was getting $16.00 per hour rather then a graduated program. The Business Administrator stated $16.00 is the maximum per hour salary for a School Crossing Guard.

Calandrillo asked with regards to the Recreation Director if the former Recreation Direction was still a committee member. The Business Administrator stated he was still a Recreation Committee Member.

Kelly asked for Administration to advise Council on their recommendation in light of Council’s comments. The Business Administrator stated the proposed 2005 Salary Ordinance is Administration’s recommendation. Kelly asked for additional comments from Council.

Roth stated there should be a uniform salary increase, not a staggered increase across the board. All Department Heads should be equal in a percentage when considering any increase.

Roth stated increasing the pay scale by 3% for a Recreation Director was ludicrous due to the fact that the Township did not currently have one in their employ and the position is vacant.

The Business Administrator stated with regard to the Blue Collar Workers there is no change as he is waiting for the Blue Collar Contract to be resolved.

Calandrillo suggested lowering the maximum on the Recreation Director, as it is a part time position.

Alderisio mentioned that it may be hard to give an across the board increase to members of the Police Department and the Department of Public Works due to their unique salary system. Roth stated the increases needed to stop at some point.

DiGiulio stated longevity and Step and Grade are the factors that are causing the large increases in salary each year and if a Cost of Living Increase were to replace longevity and Step and Grade it would produce more realistic pay scales.

CLOSED SESSION
2005 Salary Ordinance
Council did not go into Closed Session to discuss.

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ADMINISTRATION (Continued)
4c. Conservation Easements; Silver Lake Land Acquisitions
Resolution shall be voted on in the Public Meeting immediately following this meeting.

4d. Chapter 159
1. Amend 2005 Budget – Use of Municipal Escrow Account Funds
2. Clean Communities Program
3. Municipal Court Alcohol Education, Rehabilitation and Enforcement Fund
Calandrillo asked on the Use of the Municipal Escrow Funds are there any other expenditures which are anticipated this year. She also questioned the balance in the account. Calandrillo also questioned if the Police Chief plans to carry money to another year.

Alderisio answered that the Police Chief shall give his proposal on the expenditures to Administration and then to the Council for approval.

Richter asked for a list of additional money spent including grants, etc.

TOWNSHIP COUNCIL
5a. Renewal; 2005 Kennel Licenses
Resolution shall be voted on in the Public Meeting immediately following this meeting.

5b. Approval of Raffle Applications
1. St. Catherine of Bologna School (On Premise, 50/50)
2. St. Catherine of Bologna School (On Premise)
3. St. Catherine of Bologna School (On Premise, Chinese Auction)
4. YCS Foundation Inc. (On Premise)
Raffle Applications were tentatively approved. Final approval shall be voted on in the Public Meeting immediately following this Meeting.

5c. Council Appointment; Zoning Board of Adjustment
Resolution shall be voted on in the Public Meeting immediately following this Meeting.

5d. Appointment of Council Ad-Hoc SubCommittees
The Township Attorney’s Associate pointed out the statutes clearly state legislative committees shall be appointed. She shall investigate other Committees.

5e. Certification of 2004 Municipal Audit
Mr. Lou Mai, Township Auditor, and Mr. Ken Sesholtz, Township Chief Financial Officer were present. Mr. Mai informed Council the 2004 Audit was delivered to the Council in June. The comments from the prior year have been resolved.

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5f. Leaf Removal; Discussion (Richter)
Item carried.

5g. Resolution; Power of Eminent Domain; Discussion
The Township Attorney’s Associate explained this item was incorporated in the memo on Item #4e.

PUBLIC SESSION
APPROVAL OF BILLS AND CLAIMS
On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Paton, the Bills and Claims, previously signed, totaling $4,918,467.70, were approved. Roll call vote: Alderisio, yes; Calandrillo, yes; DiGiulio, yes; Paton, yes; Richter, no; Roth, yes; Kelly, 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 Roth, the Closed Session Meeting Minutes of May 20, 2004 were approved. Roll call vote: Alderisio, yes; Calandrillo, yes; DiGiulio, yes; Paton, yes; Richter, yes; Roth, abstain; Kelly, yes. Motion carried.

On a motion by Paton, seconded by Roth, the Closed Session Meeting Minutes of January 6, 2005 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 Roth, seconded by Paton, the Work Session Meeting Minutes of February 3, 2005 were approved. Roll call vote: Alderisio, yes; Calandrillo, yes; DiGiulio, yes; Paton, yes; Richter, yes; Roth, abstain; Kelly, yes. Motion carried.

On a motion by Paton, seconded by Roth, the Closed Session Meeting Minutes of April 14, 2005 were approved. Roll call vote: Alderisio, yes; Calandrillo, abstain; DiGiulio, yes; Paton, yes; Richter, abstain; Roth, yes; Kelly, yes. Motion carried.

On a motion by Paton, seconded by Roth, the Work Session Meeting Minutes of March 3, 2005 were approved. Roll call vote: Alderisio, abstain; Calandrillo, abstain; DiGiulio, yes; Paton, yes; Richter, absent; Roth, yes; Kelly, yes. Motion carried.

On a motion by Paton, seconded by Roth, the Public Meeting Minutes of March 10, 2005 were approved. Roll call vote: Alderisio, yes; Calandrillo, abstain; DiGiulio, yes; Paton, yes; Richter, absent; Roth, yes; Kelly, yes. Motion carried.

On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Roth, the Work Session Meeting Minutes of March 17, 2005 were approved. Roll call vote: Alderisio, yes; Calandrillo, yes; DiGiulio, yes; Paton, yes; Richter, absent; Roth, yes; Kelly, abstain. Motion carried.
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On a motion by Roth, seconded by Calandrillo, the Public Meeting Minutes of March 31, 2005 were approved. Roll call vote: Alderisio, yes; Calandrillo, yes; DiGiulio, yes; Paton, yes; Richter, absent; Roth, yes; Kelly, yes. Motion carried.

On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Paton, the Public Meeting Minutes of April 28, 2005 were approved. Roll call vote: Alderisio, yes; Calandrillo, yes; DiGiulio, yes; Paton, yes; Richter, absent; Roth, yes; Kelly, yes. Motion carried.

ORDINANCE – INTRODUCTION
The title of an Ordinance was read as follows:
2005 SALARY ORDINANCE

RESOLUTION – ORDINANCE NO. 1521

Introduced by DiGiulio, seconded by Alderisio.

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

FURTHER RESOLVED that said Ordinance be considered for final passage at a meeting to be held on August 11, 2005 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: Alderisio, yes; Calandrillo, yes; DiGiulio, yes; Paton, yes; Richter, yes; Roth, yes; Kelly, yes.

ORDI NANCE – PUBLIC HEARING
The title of an Ordinance was read as follows:
ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 10 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE ENTITLED “BUILDING AND HOUSING” TO IMPLEMENT MUNICIPAL OBLIGATIONS PURSUANT TO THE SENIOR CITIZEN AND DISABLED PROTECTED TENANCY ACT AND TO PROVIDE FOR A CONDOMINIUM CONVERSION FEE.

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 Roth, the meeting was closed to the public. All in favor. Motion carried.
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On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Richter, the following Resolution was passed and adopted:

RESOLUTION – ORDINANCE NO. 1520

RESOLVED that the Ordinance be passed and adopted on second reading and the Municipal 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; Richter, yes; Roth, yes; Kelly, yes.

CONSENT AGENDA
Resolutions #029-05A, #030-05A, #032-05A through #038-05A were approved under the Consent Agenda. Resolutions are attached to and made part of these Meeting Minutes.

Resolution #031-05A was removed from the Agenda and not voted on.

RAFFLE APPLICATIONS
On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Richter, the Raffle Applications for St. Catherine of Bologna School and YCS Foundation Inc. were approved. All in favor. Motion carried.

RESOLUTION
Resolution #040-05A was voted on and is attached to and made part of these Meeting Minutes.

CLOSED SESSION
Council did not go into Closed Session on the Monthly Litigation Report.

On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Paton, the meeting was adjourned at 12:40AM. All in favor. Motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,



Kathrine G. Coletta, RMC/CMC
Municipal Clerk

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