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TOWNSHIP OF MAHWAH
PUBLIC MEETING MINUTES
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2005

The meeting was called to order at 8:03PM by Council President Kelly who read the Open Public Meetings Act Statement as prescribed by law. Notice was advertised in The Record on July 29, 2005 stating this meeting would be held in the Municipal Offices, 475 Corporate Drive, Mahwah, New Jersey on Thursday, November 10, 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 Terry Paul Bottinelli, Township Attorney’s Associate Nilufer DeScherer and Municipal Clerk Kathrine G. Coletta.


POLICE DEPARTMENT: PROMOTIONS and AWARDS
Mayor Martel administered the Oath of Office to new Police Officers: Michael Grassi, Thomas Mitchell and Darren Storms.

Mayor Martel administered the Oath of Office to newly promoted Police Officers: Lt. Philip Tangel, Sergeant Jeffrey Dino and Sergeant William McNamara.

Police Chief James Batelli and Captain William Koyak presented various awards to several Police Officers.

APPROVAL OF BILLS AND CLAIMS
On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Richter, the Bills and Claims, previously signed, totaling $4,158,093.97, were approved. Roll call vote: Alderisio, yes; Calandrillo, yes; DiGiulio, yes; Paton, yes; Richter, yes; 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 Calandrillo, seconded by Richter, the Work Session Meeting Minutes of September 8, 2005, Work Session Meeting Minutes of October 20, 2005 and Public Meeting Minutes of October 27, 2005 were approved. All in favor. Motion carried.

REPORTS OF TOWNSHIP COUNCIL and MUNICIPAL CLERK
Calandrillo – at the December 8th Public Meeting, the Mahwah Pride Award will be presented to Mr. Darryl Secor of Secor’s Farm.

DiGiulio reported the Decorating Committee of the Beautification Committee will be decorating for the holidays on November 19th.




DiGiulio reported the Month of April has been designated as Clean Up Month in the Township by the Beautification Committee.

Paton reported he witnessed the removal of the Halifax bridge. He said is was amazing how this was done.

Kelly attended the Veteran’s Day Ceremony on November 9th.

COUNCIL COMMENTS and COMMUNICATIONS
Paton recently attended the JAG Meeting.

REPORTS OF SUBCOMMITTEES
None.

REPORTS OF MAYOR and BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR
Mayor Martel reported the Veteran’s Day holiday was celebrated early so the school children could participate.

Mayor Martel reported the County of Bergen has donated 2 new Elgin Street Sweepers to two municipalities; one was Mahwah. The sweeper shall be shared with Saddle River.

Business Administrator Campion reported the Halifax Bridge was installed and should be open by this Monday.

PUBLIC PORTION
On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Roth, the meeting was opened to the public at 8:35PM. All in favor. Motion carried.

An individual who refused to identify himself spoke about being sad that he missed the meeting last night.

The same individual feels the bridges at Continental Solders Park that were designed and installed by the Township Engineer are faulty.

The same individual complained about many things falling apart in the Township buildings.

The same individual complained about the public portion of the meeting being only once where in other towns it is more often. Kelly responded the Township is doing what is required by law.

Mr. Albert Kidd of 851 Darlington Avenue asked how much debt the Township is in. Kelly responded he shall get back to Mr. Kidd.

Mr. Kidd asked if the Township is covered by insurance on the foot bridge at Continental Solders Field. Kelly responded he shall get back to Mr. Kidd.

Mr. Kidd asked for a copy of the Rental Agreement for the Township property at 25 East Ramapo Avenue.



On a motion by DiGiulio, seconded by Alderisio, the meeting was closed to the public at 8:50PM. All in favor. Motion carried.

ORDINANCES – INTRODUCTIONS
The title of an Ordinance was read as follows:
AN ORDINANCE TO ADD CHAPTER 29 ENTITLED “STORMWATER CONTROL” TO THE TOWNSHIP CODE.

RESOLUTION – ORDINANCE NO. 1529

Introduced by Calandrillo, seconded by Richter.

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 December 8, 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.

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The title of an Ordinance was read as follows:
AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SCHEDULE XIII OF CHAPTER VII OF THE REVISED GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MAHWAH REGARDING BUS STOPS.

RESOLUTION – ORDINANCE NO. 1530

Introduced by Alderisio, seconded by DiGiulio.

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 December 8, 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.



CONSENT AGENDA
Resolutions #122-05A through #128-05A and the Raffle Application for Ramapo College of
New Jersey were voted on under the Consent Agenda. Resolutions are attached to and made part
of these Meeting Minutes.

RESOLUTIONS
Resolutions #129-05A and #130-05A were voted on separately and are attached to and made
part of these Meeting Minutes.

NEW BUSINESS
Approval of Bingo License
On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Alderisio, the Bingo Application for Ramapo College of New Jersey was approved. Roll call vote: Alderisio, yes; Calandrillo, yes; DiGiulio, yes; Paton, yes; Richter, abstain; Roth, yes; Kelly, yes.

Approval of Raffle Licenses
On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Alderisio, the Raffle Applications for Ramapo College of New Jersey (On Premise, 50/50); July 6, 2006, Ramapo College of New Jersey (On Premise, 50/50); May 24, 2006, and Mahwah Ice Hockey Association Inc. (Off Premise) were approved. Roll call vote: Alderisio, yes; Calandrillo, yes; DiGiulio, yes; Paton, yes; Richter, abstain; Roth, yes; Kelly, yes.

MISCELLANOEUS
Roth suggested Councilman Paton attended the League Seminar entitled Municipal Web Sites: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly and How To Make Yours Better on December 7, 2005 from 8:30AM to 1PM at a fee of $55. Motion was made by Alderisio for Paton to attend the Seminar and the Municipal Clerk shall prepare the Purchase Order, seconded by DiGiulio. Roll call vote: Alderisio, yes; Calandrillo, yes; DiGiulio, yes; Paton, yes; Richter, abstain; Roth, yes; Kelly, yes.

CLOSED SESSION
On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Paton, Council went into closed session at 9:04PM for the purpose of discussing Blue Collar Collective Bargaining Unit; Approval of the Mediator’s Report. Roll call vote: Alderisio, yes; Calandrillo, yes; DiGiulio, yes; Paton, yes; Richter, yes; Roth, yes; Kelly, yes.

On a motion by DiGiulio, seconded by Calandrillo, Council came out of closed session and returned to open session at 9:15PM. All in favor. Motion carried.

RESOLUTION
Resolution #131-05A is attached to and made part of these Meeting Minutes.

On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by DiGiulio, the meeting was adjourned at 9:16PM. All in favor. Motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Kathrine G. Coletta, RMC/CMC
Municipal Clerk



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