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TOWNSHIP OF MAHWAH
WORK SESSION MEETING MINUTES
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2005

The meeting was called to order at 8:00PM 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, NJ on Thursday, December 1, 2005.

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 at 8:07PM, Kelly, Richter and Roth.
Absent: Councilmember Paton

Also present were Mayor Richard J. Martel, Business Administrator Brian Campion, Township Attorney Terry Paul Bottinelli, Township Attorney’s Associate Nilufer DeScherer, Township Engineer Kevin Boswell, Township Engineer’s Associate Michael Kelly, Township Utility Engineer Gerry Spiesbach, Township Utility Engineer’s Associates Justin Mahon and Ryan Lemly, Deputy Municipal Clerk Janis Fox and Municipal Clerk Kathrine Coletta.

PUBLIC PORTION
On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Richter, the meeting was opened to the public at 8:04PM. All in favor. Motion carried.

An unidentified gentleman advised that he has spoken to many residents in the Township and they do not come to Council Meetings to speak as they are concerned about the repercussions.

The same unidentified gentleman questioned how much money the Township has spent on the prosecution of the case Kidd vs. Lane. Kelly answered he presumed zero.

Mr. Albert Kidd of 851 Darlington Avenue questioned if the Township has insurance for the bridge at Continental Solders Park. Kelly answered the Township is self-insured.

Mr. Kidd asked about the status of the Outside Sales Ordinance. He complained about the A&P having items for sale outside. He questioned if the Zoning/Property Maintenance Officer is aware of this.

Mr. Walter Kress of 27 Thunderhead Place thanked the Council for the action taken to correct the problems in his area.

On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Roth, the meeting was closed to the public at 8:17PM. All in favor. Motion carried.

SUBMISSION OF BILLS AND CLAIMS
Any Councilmember with questions on the Bills and Claims was asked to contact Administration prior to the Public Meeting on December 8, 2005.


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ENGINEERING (Boswell-McClave)
1a. Wyckoff Avenue and Forest Road Intersection Improvements; Project Update
The Township Engineer reported construction continues. The brick pavers were installed at 748
Wyckoff Avenue. The Pulis Avenue guard rail was installed. Pulis Avenue is scheduled to be
re-opened the end of December.

1b. Pond View Estates Subdivision; Concord Court; Block 91, Lots 12 and 13; Request for Release of Performance Guarantee (Dkt. #394)
Resolution shall be prepared for the December 8, 2005 Public Meeting.

1c. Woodcliff Lake Development Inc.; Campgaw Road and Meadow Lake Drive; Block 145, Lots 1 and 2; Request for Reduction of Performance Guarantee (Dkt. #455)
Mayor Martel questioned the telephone poles being moved on Meadow Lake Drive. The
Township Engineer’s Associate shall contact Orange and Rockland. Kelly requested the
telephone poles be moved prior to the reduction of the performance guarantee. Kelly asked the
Township Engineer’s Associate to be at the site tomorrow to ensure the poles are protected for
the publics safety.

Resolution shall be prepared for the December 8, 2005 Public Meeting.

1d. Drainage Improvements to Airmount Road and Airmont Avenue Intersection; Authorization of Services
Kelly requested the Township Engineer check with the Director of Public Works on dead end
culverts in the Township.

Resolution shall be prepared for the December 8, 2005 Public Meeting.

1e. Drainage Improvements to Campgaw Road; Authorization of Services
Resolution shall be prepared for the December 8, 2005 Public Meeting.

1f. Written Status Report
Council asked various questions on the Written Status Report all which were answered.

UTILITY ENGINEER (Malcolm Pirnie)
2a. 20 Inch Water Main; Status
The Township Utility Engineer reported significant Punch List Items were completed prior to the mid-November deadline. A minor item to be completed is the addition of the traffic loops and the appropriate stripping. This is being coordinated between Montana and the County.

2b. Thunderhead Water Main Replacement; Status
The Township Utility Engineer reported the line is in service. The 6 inch line has been abandoned and the 8 inch line is being used.


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Council was provided a Report on the Condition of the Pipe at Thunderhead Place. Report was explained by the Township Utility Engineer. Report is on file in the Municipal Clerk’s Office.

Kelly recused himself. DiGiulio took over the meeting.

2c. Nilsen Avenue Booster Station; Discussion
The Township Utility Engineer suggested a letter be written to the DEP on the Booster Station.
Roth requested the costs for the project be revisited.

Roth questioned if it would not be prudent to do the testing to pinpoint the problem. He would not be happy if the Booster Station was constructed and a few years later the pressure problems still exist. The Township Utility Engineer feels comfortable first writing a letter to the DEP.

Alderisio asked the time frame of the request to the DEP. The Township Utility Engineer answered a proposal shall be prepared for Council to consider and the information will be forwarded to the DEP within a few weeks.

2d. Written Progress Report
The Township Utility Engineer briefly discussed the Report.

DiGiulio questioned if there are any grants available for any of the work being done by their firm. The Township Utility Engineer answered he was not aware of any.

Kelly returned.

CLOSED SESSION
On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Alderisio, Council went into closed session at 9:44PM for the purpose of discussing potential litigation. All in favor. Motion carried.

On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Richter, Council returned to open session at 10:13PM. All in favor. Motion carried.

LEGAL
4a. Person-to-Person Transfer of Liquor License; Ferrari’s Inc. to 1400 Associates LLC
Pending receipt of the Tax Clearance Certificate, Resolution shall be prepared for the December 8, 2005 Public Meeting.

4b. Affordable Housing
1. Third Round Certification
Resolution shall be prepared for the December 8, 2005 Public Meeting.

2. Spending Plan; Amendment
Resolution shall be prepared for the December 8, 2005 Public Meeting.

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4c. Sewer Easement; Kohout
Ordinance scheduled for introduction in the latter portion of this Meeting.

4d. Contract; Architect’s Services – Police Building Renovation
Resolution shall be prepared for the December 8, 2005 Public Meeting.

ADMINISTRATION
5a. Certificate of Determination and Award; For Information Only
1. #2005-01
2. #2005-02

5b. Approval of Blue Collar Collective Bargaining Unit Contract
Resolution shall be prepared for the December 8, 2005 Public Meeting.

5c. Amendment; 2005 Salary Ordinance
Ordinance scheduled for introduction in the latter portion of the Meeting.

5d. Cingular; Proposed Cellular Antenna Locations
1. Municipal Hall
The Business Administrator informed Council a request was received to locate a cellular antenna tower at a proposed location in this rear of the municipal building property. The next step would be to prepare bid specifications to lease out the property.

Calandrillo expressed concern over the pole being sturdy due to the high winds in the area. The Business Administrator shall check with the antenna company.

2. Fire Company #3
The Business Administrator showed Council a map of the proposed site.

Alderisio pointed out the Council has always been consistent with not erecting cellular towers in residential areas. He feels the Council should remain consistent.

DiGiulio made a motion, seconded by Alderisio, not to consider the request to locate a cellular antenna on the Fire Company #3 site: Alderisio, yes; Calandrillo, no; DiGiulio, yes; Paton, absent; Richter, no; Roth, no; Kelly, yes. Motion fails.

Roth made a motion, seconded by Richter, to table the discussion on this item until the December 15, 2005 Combined Work Session/Public Meeting: Alderisio, no; Calandrillo, yes; DiGiulio, no; Paton, absent; Richter, yes; Roth, yes; Kelly, yes. Motion carried.



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5e. Award of Bid MTB-05-19: Fire Department Turn Out Gear
Resolution shall be prepared for the December 8, 2005 Public Meeting.

5f. Lakeview Drive Property Acquisition
The Business Administrator informed Council that there are two parcels on Silver Lake which the Township is acquiring through Open Space Funding. One parcel involves a land swap. The swap consisted of 5 Tax Lots; one which the Township does not own and four which the Township owns. The one lot which the Township does not own we are waiting to receive the Tax Clearance Certificate to proceed with the closing. The letter received from Mr. and Mrs. Mann’s Attorney requests additional compensation for the delays.

Richter made a motion, seconded by Calandrillo, to proceed according to the contract executed: Alderisio, yes; Calandrillo, yes; DiGiulio, no; Paton, absent; Richter, yes; Roth, yes; Kelly, yes.

The Business Administrator shall write a letter to the Mann’s Attorney advising them of the Council determination.

TOWNSHIP COUNCIL and MUNICIPAL CLERK
6a. Council Appointment; Housing Commission
Resolution shall be prepared for the December 8, 2005 Public Meeting.

6b. Raffle Applications
1. Beth Haverim (Chinese Auction)
2. Mahwah High School Thunderbird Sports Booster Club Inc. (On Premise)
3. Mahwah High School Thunderbird Sports Booster Club Inc. (On Premise, 50/50)
On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Roth, the three above-mentioned Raffle Applications were approved. All in favor. Motion carried.

Calandrillo requested that those applying for Raffle and Bingo Applications be required to type the applications or print them legibly.

ORDINANCES – INTRODUCTIONS
The title of an Ordinance was read as follows:
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE #1525 TO INCREASE THE PURCHASE AMOUNT FOR ACQUISITION OF A SANITARY SEWER EASEMENT ON LOT 23.01 IN BLOCK 147, LOCATED ON CAMPGAW ROAD.

RESOLUTION – ORDINANCE NO. 1531

Introduced by Calandrillo, seconded by Roth.

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


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FURTHER RESOLVED that the said Ordinance shall be considered for final passage at a meeting to be held on December 15, 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, absent; Richter, yes; Roth, yes; Kelly, yes.

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The title of an Ordinance was read as follows:
AMENDMENT TO 2005 SALARY ORDINANCE

RESOLUTION – ORDINANCE NO. 1532

Introduced by Calandrillo, seconded by Alderisio.

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

FURTHER RESOLVED that the said Ordinance shall be considered for final passage at a meeting to be held on December 15, 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, absent; Richter, yes; Roth, yes; Kelly, yes.

CLOSED SESSION
On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Alderisio, Council went into closed session at 11:07PM for the purpose of discussing the Monthly Litigation Report. All in favor. Motion carried.

On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Richter, Council returned to open session. All in favor. Motion carried.

On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Richter, the meeting was adjourned at 11:10PM. All in favor. Motion carried.


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Respectfully submitted,



Kathrine G. Coletta, RMC/CMC
Municipal Clerk



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