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TOWNSHIP OF MAHWAH
COMBINED WORK SESSION MEETING MINUTES
AND PUBLIC MEETING MINUTES
THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2006

The meeting was called to order at 7:30PM by Council President Kelly who read the Open Public Meetings Act Statement as prescribed by law. Notice was advertised in The Record on March 6, 2006, stating this meeting would be held in the Municipal Offices, 475 Corporate Drive, Mahwah, New Jersey on Thursday, March 9, 2006, at 7:30PM.

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 Terry Paul Bottinelli, Township Engineer Kevin Boswell, Township Engineer’s Associate Michael Kelly, Township Utility Engineer Gerald Spiesbach, Township Engineer’s Associate Justin Mahon and Municipal Clerk Kathrine G. Coletta.

REPORTS OF TOWNSHIP COUNCIL AND MUNICIPAL CLERK
DiGiulio stated the Beautification Committee will be designating from April 8 through May 13, 2006 as clean up months with a final clean up on May 13, 2006.

Paton stated progress is being made on the Cablevision Ordinance. There will be a meeting next week to finalize the Ordinance before bringing it to Council for Introduction. They have also received a formal inquiry from Verizon to enter into negotiations with the Township.

TOWNSHIP COUNCIL: COMMENTS, COMMUNICATIONS, AND REPORTS OF SUBCOMITTEES
Calandrillo spoke about Mr. Joe Dorman’s passing this week and said he will be truly missed and we owe him a lot of respect.

Richter stated she loved Mr. Dorman’s speeches on Memorial Day. He will truly be missed. Mr. Dorman was such a proud American.

Kelly echoed Calandrillo’s comments about Mr. Dorman and is sorry he will not be around to see Veteran’s Park come to fruition.

REPORTS OF MAYOR AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR
The Mayor also echoed and shared comments about Mr. Dorman and said he was a wonderful person.

The Mayor said on Wednesday he had a meeting with two County Freeholders regarding the diversion on Airmont Avenue. He felt the meeting was successful and stated they will be attending the meeting of March 15, 2006 when there will be the vote on the diversion. The Mayor stated he wanted the press to know that Mahwah has received the same application that
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Ramsey had, for the Township to get the opportunity to choose between the two cable companies.

The Mayor stated the Township was directed by the County to conduct a revaluation. The last revaluation was in 2001 for year 2002. This revaluation will be conducted in year 2007 for the year 2008. The Mayor is recommending to the Council that an appeal be filed for more time to be given.

The Mayor stated there has been an incident with a Township resident that has been in the Newspaper. The Property of the individual has accrued $4,000 plus in summons. She failed to appear in Court and a warrant was issued for her arrest and she was taken to jail. The resident appeared in Court today and she received several offers from Township residents to assist her in cleaning up her property. Resident responded that she would like to think about it. The Judge gave her 30 days to clean up her property whether she uses the voluntary help or not. The Judge said he would reconsider the fines he imposed if she considered this offer to clean up her property. The Mayor stated he hopes she accepts the help.

The Business Administrator stated he received an inquiry from a Boy Scout Leader which he passed onto the Mayor and Council President. There is a Mahwah High School student who is having an Eagle Board of Review. They are looking for an Elected Official of the Township to sit on the Board. He asked if anyone was interested to let him know. Paton stated he would do it on March 16, 2006.

The Business Administrator stated they received notices from the County of Bergen that the County Executive is hosting an all day program on Wednesday, March 15th on aspects of Shared Services. Administration has registered three spots if a representative from Council would like to attend.

PUBLIC PORTION
On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Roth, the meeting was opened to the public at 7:45PM. All in favor. Motion carried.

Mr. John Spiech of 78 Island Road stated he is before Council as a member of the Library Board of Trustees. The Library Board of Trustees would like the Township to put on the May election ballot, a referendum if the Township will support the completion of the Mahwah Library. The Township Attorney stated he will have to research this as he believes it is too late.

Kelly asked Mr. Spiech to get in touch with the Municipal Clerk for the information.

DiGiulio stated years ago the Library had a Grant to do the downstairs but refused it as they did not want it opened to everyone. Spiech stated he would like to be provided with this information as he was not aware of that. DiGiulio asked what they were planning to do at the downstairs Library that they want it on their ballot. Spiech said there have been requests from the Board to complete the basement area.
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Roth stated there have been three proposals regarding finishing the Library basement. The first was that it was going to be paid out of Library surplus. Roth asked what the proposal is that they are suggesting be put on the ballot in May. Mr. Spiech stated it would be that the Township voters approve the finishing of the Library and then a Bond Ordinance would be created. If Council will put this on the ballot as a referendum, the Library will come up with a figure. He thinks the figure is around $1.2M and the Library would contribute to the Township, $400,000.

Mr. Patel, of Fardale Deli, on Wyckoff and Fardale Avenue said he has encountered problems as a result of the roadway improvements on Wyckoff Avenue. The way the improvements are done severely affects his business. Mr. Patel described a letter to Council.

Mr. Pete DeKramer of 24 Devine Drive expressed his appreciation for the Stream Cleaning of Masconicus Brook and Winter’s Pond. He also stated he wanted to discuss Ordinance #1523 which was the authorization to change the Flood Insurance Rate Maps. Mr. DeKramer stated Flood Insurance in Mahwah runs over $100 per month and if the Flood Map could be adjusted and firmed up it would be very helpful.

On a motion by Roth, seconded by Alderisio, the meeting was closed to the public at 7:57PM. All in favor. Motion carried.

ENGINEERING (Boswell-McClave)
1a. Wyckoff Avenue and Forest Road Intersection Improvements: Project Update
The Township Engineer’s Associate said they anticipate paving the entire work area at the end of April. The project will be striped and the traffic signal will be put on line at this time.

Calandrillo asked about the sign to be installed by the Deli stating “Do Not Block Entrance”. The Township Engineer’s Associate stated the County has approved this sign and will find out when it will be installed.

Calandrillo asked if there have there been complaints about the cut out along the curb line as it seems cars would be hitting these deep cuts in the road. The Township Engineer’s Associate stated there have not been complaints. He will have his inspector check this area.

Richter thanked Boswell for making repair patches on one of the roads in the Township.

Kelly stated he had a copy of a letter from the owner of the Fardale Deli, Mr. Patel, and wanted to bring up one item that Boswell possibly could handle. Kelly stated he felt Boswell did alleviate concerns along the way. The Township Engineer stated changes have been made and they have been in contact with store owners. The Township Engineer stated there are six parties involved, the County, Boswell Engineering, Council and Township, Deli, Esposito Shopping Center and the Shotmeyers.

1b. 2006 Stream Cleaning and Pond Restoration; Discussion and Review of Proposals
1. Masonicus Brook Steam Cleaning (Phase 1)
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2. Winter’s Pond Dredging (Phase II)
The Township Engineer stated Council had asked them to look at dredging Masoncius Brook and extending it through and including Winter’s Pond. There was a site inspection the next day after
the Township Meeting with the Township Engineer’s Associate, Councilmen Kelly, Roth and Paton. They checked with the permitting group about the speed, cost, and ease of getting permits for what Council wanted them to do. Concerns for a straight dredging job at Winter’s Pond and the environmental concerns with the DEP is much less with a straight dredging job and it is easier to get a permit so Winter’s Pond will be done separately. The Township Engineer stated they have two separate proposals, one for each area.

The Township Engineer stated they can utilize the Bergen County Mosquito Commission to do the Masonicus Brook or the Township can hire their own contractor. The Township Engineer provided Budgets for Engineering, Budgets for Restoration, Budgets for Permits and Budget for bringing in a separate contractor. If the Township utilized the Bergen County Mosquito Commission it would be approximately $75,000 if they were to hire a contractor it would be $100,000 higher than this number.

The Township Engineer stated for the dredging of Winter’s Pond with Bergen County Mosquito they estimate $115,000 and if the Township hires a contractor it would be approximately $365,000.

DiGiulio asked with the Army Corps. abandoning their work on the River, is it possible to ask the DEP to expedite permits for Masconicus Brook since after the flooding this area is in a desperate need of cleaning. The Township Engineer said they can lobby the DEP to expedite but he cannot promise this will happen. Permits are a standard 120 day process.

Alderisio stated he would like to see a major effort go to Masconicus Brook first and then follow up with the Winter’s Pond dredging. The Township Engineer stated they will put in an application for a permit for Masconicus Brook first.

Roth questioned the $75,000 for the Stream Cleaning. The Township Attorney stated they listed it as restoration and had to budget it.

Roth asked when the material is removed from the stream do they have an estimate how much will be moved and where it will be put. The Township Engineer stated as soon as they do cross sections of the stream they will give Administration an estimate of the volume and materials to be removed. Roth would like to know where the material can be stored for a year. The
Township Engineer stated the soil will have to sit for a year wherever the Township decides where they will put it.

Roth asked what the benefit of draining Winter’s Pond is and would it effect the flooding condition. The Township Engineer stated it had to be maintained and it was for aesthetics and it would be the decision of Council if it had to be done now. Roth feels Winter’s Pond should not be done at this time.
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Paton stated he would like to see both projects started.

Kelly clarified that the site visit was that possibly the DPW had not cleaned this area. When they visited this area it had all been cleaned.

Roth made a motion, seconded by Alderisio, to approve the Masconicus Brook Stream Cleaning, The Business Administrator asked how it will be paid for as these projects are not in the Budget. Straw poll vote: Alderisio, yes; Calandrillo, yes; DiGiulio, yes; Paton, yes; Roth, yes; Kelly, yes.

Roth made a motion, seconded by Alderisio, to approve the dredging of Winter’s Pond at this time.

DiGiulio stated she would like this done for next year’s Budget and done right after Masconicus Brook.

Paton asked if this would be a bonded expense. The Business Administrator stated if it was a large drainage project it can be bonded but there is a limitation of what percentage can be used for Professional fees.

Straw poll vote: Alderisio, yes; Calandrillo, no; DiGiulio, no; Paton, no; Richter, yes; Roth, yes; Kelly, no. Motion failed.

Paton made a motion, seconded by Richter, to precede with the dredging of the Winter’s Pond Project subject to discussion at a Budget Session.

DiGiulio asked if this project is being put in for separate bondings or as a total project for bonding. The Business Administrator said it will be approved in Capital Budget for projects and 5% will be funded in the current Budget. It can be for both projects.

Alderisio stated he felt they should go ahead with project but introduce them separately.

Roth reiterated that dredging of Winters Pond should not be done at this time, but should be put into next years Budget.

Roth made a motion, seconded by Richter, that Winter’s Pond should be included in the Budget discussion. Roll call vote: Alderisio, no; Calandrillo, yes; DiGiulio, yes; Paton, yes; Richter, no; Roth, no; Kelly, no. Motion failed.

Paton made a motion, seconded by Calandrillo, to consider funding through the Budget discussion, the inspection of the Winter’s Pond Dam. Roll call vote: Alderisio, yes; Calandrillo, yes; DiGiulio, yes; Paton, yes; Richter, yes; Roth, yes; Kelly, yes.



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1c. Inspection of Winters Pond Dam; Review of Proposal
Roth asked if it would be easier to inspect the Dam when they do the dredging of pond or does it not make any difference when it is done. The Township Engineer stated it does not make a difference but they recommend it be done as it has not been done in a long time. The Township Engineer stated inspecting this Dam will determine if it meets the current design standards for the Pond.

Paton asked what the cost would be to inspect the Dam. The Township Engineer stated $9,800.

1d. Municipal Stormwater Management Plan; Amending Ordinance #1529: “An Ordinance to Add Chapter 29 Entitled “Stormwater Control: to the Township Code to Include “Section 6A, Non-Structural Management Strategies”
The Township Engineer stated this Plan is required by NJDEP and establishes the standards for
Development and Land Use Applications for the Township. There are specific deadlines that these Ordinances must be adopted by. He strongly suggests that Council passes this.

1e. Resolution to State and Federal Agencies Requesting Discrepancies on Masonicus Brook Be Resolved; Discussion
The Township Engineer stated this was a follow up to his meeting of February 16, 2006 where he discussed a 4 foot high rise in the 100 year Flood elevation which lead to an error in the Flood Map. Boswell McClave was asked to compose a letter explaining this and they did, and created a series of attachments which would formalize the Township’s request for FEMA and the DEP to take a look at this.

The Township Attorney stated if Council were inclined to make the resolution that was suggested by the Township Engineer he has a prepared a Resolution that could be put on the Public Portion for this evening.

Kelly asked the sense of Council and they agreed. This Resolution will be voted on in Public Portion.

1f. Darlington Avenue and Route 202 Intersection Improvements; Discussion
The Township Engineer’s Associate stated Administration had asked them to follow up on the quantity of Easements that would be required. The obtaining of the easements would be the responsibility of the Township and he gave a breakdown of the Easements required for this Project.

The Business Administrator asked if the Township wanted to go ahead with the improvement of t Darlington Avenue and Route 202 intersection. Under the County’s Standard Agreement it is the obligation of the Township to pay for the preliminary design engineering as well as to acquire roadway easements and what easements would be required for these properties. They would have to authorize money for engineering which could be between $50,000 to $100,000. The Business Administrator said he asked what easements would be required for these properties.

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Kelly asked who initiated this project. Was it initiated because of what the Township required or a project being requested by the County. The Business Administrator stated it appears to be both and he gave a breakdown of the easements required.

Roth said it is not the idea or what should be accomplished but it is the timing as we are one with the Budget. The Business Administrator stated the easements could be bonded. Roth asked if there was a timing issue that it needs to be done by a certain date. The Township Engineer stated the County would be in a position to fund the construction part in 2007.

Roth stated in looking at the proposal it looks like the County is accommodating the needs of the College. The Business Administrator stated the College is funding the intersection improvements by their light and the County would be doing the widening of the 202 and the culverts and a new light at that intersection.

The Mayor advised Council that the County had no interest in installing the light at the intersection, but when College presented their plans for installing a light at Continental Soldiers Park, the County felt they should do the intersection at the same time. The Mayor feels there is no need for the Township to spend money on having a light at Continental Soldiers Park.

Alderisio said if the College wants to put the light in, let them do it and asked if it was necessary for a light on Darlington Avenue and 202. Alderisio stated there is no traffic back up at the intersection and feels it would be a waste of money for the Township. There would be three traffic lights within 1,000 feet if a light were installed at the intersection.

Richter feels she would like to hold off for a light at Darlington Avenue and 202 as she would like to see what happens when the school house is purchased.

DiGiulio said the Township initiated the light when they put in Continental Soldiers Field.

Kelly asked the Business Administrator who would be making this notification that the Township is not interested, to the County. The Business Administrator stated he will discuss it with the Engineer.

1g. Amendment to Resolution #022-06: Professional Services Agreement for Engineering Services – Police Department, Fire Company #1 and Winters Building Parking Lot Improvements
The Township Engineer’s Associate stated the Resolution is for $50,000 for design and inspection and the Council only approved $45,000 for design portion only. The Resolution has been amended to $45,000 and will be voted on in Public Meeting.

1h. Written Status Report
The Township Engineer stated they have been following up on the Tam O’Shanter drainage site. There was a site visit and a meeting with the resident. The residents indicated they wanted to comply with the issues and will get back to the Engineer within two weeks after they got some Combined Work Session and
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proposals with Landscapers.

CLOSED SESSION
On a motion by Paton, seconded by Roth, Council went into closed session at 9:25PM for the purpose of discussion of Tax Appeal Settlement - 301 Island Road; Contract Negotiations - Mahwah Honda Drainage Easement and Monthly Litigation Report. Roll call vote: Alderisio, yes; Calandrillo, yes; DiGiulio, yes; Paton, yes; Richter, yes; Roth, absent; Kelly, yes

On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Richter, Council came out of closed session and returned to open session at 10:15PM. All in favor. Motion carried.

TOWNSHIP UTILITY ENGINEER (Malcolm Pirnie)
2a. Presentation; Regulatory Drivers Affecting Water System
Tabled to next Work Session Meeting

2b. Written Progress Report
Well Redevelopment Project: The Township Utility Engineer stated they have received some information from the Contractors. They are waiting to receive his schedule and anticipate the Pre-Construction Meeting early next week and followed by initiation of the project. Wells 16, 17 are the real production wells and Ford Well 3 is very intermittently used and will be the last well to be worked on by the Contractor.

Test Well 18A: The Township Utility Engineer stated the application was made for an exemption to the Highlands Council that required a Public Notice and comment period. This closes tomorrow and if no comments are received the Highlands Council will then make there decision on the Status.

Consumer Confidence Report: The Township Utility Engineer has the data from Ramsey. They anticipate receiving United Water’s data very shortly.

NJDEP Determination of Nilsen Station Acceptability: The Township Utility Engineer stated a letter was sent to the NJDEP last week. They had held back because the Water Committee came out with the interpretation of the gravity storage requirements so the Utility Engineer though the time was appropriate to forward our letter about the Township’s specific situation. Hopefully, the Township Utility Engineer, stated, he will be able to report back by next week if a reaction is received.

Stage 5 Sanitary Sewer System: The Township Utility Engineer stated they determined the Surveyor they are going to use and anticipate getting him started now that spring has arrived.

Roth asked on 20” Main there is a survey review Malcolm Pirnie is in the process of completing, and is this the last step, and what is the timing to complete this. The Township Utility Engineer said they have the report and are reviewing the survey information now and are very near completion. They have Montana’s final change order to submit.
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Paton asked, in the future, could they list the estimated dates of when projects will be targeted for completion on their Status Report. The Township Utility Engineer stated he can do this as he already does the activity from month to month.

LEGAL
3a. Amendments to Affordable Housing Ordinances
1. Increase Development Fees
2. Enforcement and Penalty Provisions

Increase Development Fees
The Township Attorney stated in reference to the first item, there was a memo outlining the increase in Development Fees and prepared an Ordinance for this. This is for increasing the Residential Properties contribution from ½ percent to 1 percent and for Commercial Properties from 1 percent to 2 percent.

The Business Administrator stated Administration does have concerns about this recommendation. There is $1M Affordable Housing Trust Fund and nothing has been spent. What this will do is double the money just sitting and there would be concerns why the Township is collecting money if we are not spending it. This money is a tax on development and if the Township is looking to encourage development why double the tax for all new construction.

Roth asked what these funds could be used for and what were the restrictions. The Business Administrator stated we have an approved Spending Plan, 20 percent for Administration purposes, 30 percent for Affordability Assistance and 50 percent for Capital expenses.

Motion was made by Calandrillo, seconded by Paton, to continue with this Ordinance.
Roll call vote: Alderisio, abstain; Calandrillo, yes; DiGiulio, yes; Paton, yes; Richter, yes; Roth, yes; Kelly, yes.

Ordinance shall be introduced at the March 23, 2006 Public Meeting.

Enforcement and Penalty Provisions
The Township Attorney stated there is a memo on this item for Enforcement and Penalty Provisions and Administration has voiced their Support. Calandrillo clarified this request.
Council is in favor of this. Paperwork needed for the Work Session Meeting of March 16, 2006.

3b. Fees; Zoning Board of Adjustment Application and Photocopying Costs:
The Township Attorney stated there was a memo on this Ordinance. Alderisio asked what the difference in the three variances were. The Business Administrator said the Use Variance is more expensive application and is the most difficult type variance and special use variance. These fees will be raised to cover costs of Attorney fees for Resolutions.

3c. Cell Tower: Township Hall Property
The Township Attorney said there are some policy decisions to be made by Council, such as cell Combined Work Session and
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tower height the term and type of the lease and the type of tower to go up. He explained what various other Townships have done with handling the Towers.

Roth suggested that Administration develop a recommendation of what their thoughts are as Councilmembers do not have the experience or background of information to make these decisions before moving forward.

Kelly asked what the impact would be to Ridge Road on the height of the tower. The Business Administrator stated they will come back with a recommendation.

3d. Amendment; Employee Policy Manual; Driver’s License Policy
The Township Attorney stated they drafted a Policy which is consistent with what the MEL has
recommended concerning the operation of the Township vehicles with having driver record checks, periodic license checks and making sure the Business Administrator and Department Head has a record of when a license expires or is notified if there is a Driver’s License suspension. This recommendation is made by our Insurance Company.

Calandrillo asked why the CDL stipulations were taken out. The Business Administrator stated it was not taken out.

Paton asked about volunteers driving our vehicles. The Business Administrator stated this is an amendment to the Employee Personnel Manual and the workplace liability so volunteers are not covered in this. He will look into the controls on non-employees driving the Township vehicles such as volunteer firemen.

Kelly asked about the 2nd paragraph in the letter and feels it should include the mechanics of how a new employee agrees to submit to having their driving records checked. The Business Administrator did not feel necessary to spell this out.

4a. Authorization to Award Bids
1. MTB#06-01: Replacement Engine Generators
2. MTB#06-05: License to Operate Concession Stand at Continental Soldiers park Bids Scheduled to be Received on March 1, 2006
Resolution shall be prepared for the next Work Session of March 16, 2006 on Item #1.

The Business Administrator stated on Item #2 he would like to carry to the next Work Session Meeting on March 16, 2006 as they are receiving bids on March 13th.

4b. Bid #MTB-06-03: Recycling F550 Dump Truck or Equal; Objection
The Business Administrator would like to carry this until next week as Administration just received response from the bidder today.

4c. Approval Assignment of Developer’s Agreement; Airmont Acres LLC
The Business Administrator stated to carry this to the next Work Session Meeting on March 16, Combined Work Session and
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2006, as the Municipal Clerk does not have paperwork from the Planning Board.

4d. Agreement with Charles Jones Search Company
The Business Administrator stated there is a proposal by Charles Jones Inc. similar to one we have in place. This is service we have to provide and it makes us more efficient to provide it in this fashion and it provides some funds to cover our costs. The Business Administrator would like to put this on for approval at the next Public Meeting of March 23, 2006.

4e. Ordinance to Exceed Budget Cap by 1%
The Business Administrator stated we do not need this for this year but it gives us flexibility
for the Cap next year.

4f. Requests for Street Vacations
1. Portion of Jefferson Street will be carried to April or another future date.
2. Portion of Skytop Drive will be carried to Work Session Meeting of March 16, 2006

4g. 2005 Budget Reserve Transfers
The Business Administrator stated within the 2005 Budget they were short covering tuition expenses in the Police Department so they are moving some money to cover this.
Resolution shall be prepared for the March 23, 2006 Public Meeting.

4h. 2006 Temporary Budget
The Business Administrator stated this is for the Emergency Appropriation for automobile repairs and the other is for the new Visiting Nurse Service so these will be put in the Temporary Budget. Resolution shall be prepared for the March 23, 2006 Public Meeting.

4i. Amendment; Resolution #113-05A – MPC-200 Construction, Planning and Zoning
Permit Software, License and Maintenance
The Business Administrator stated this is a small item that was not included in the original Resolution. Resolution shall be prepared for the March 23, 2006 Public Meeting.

Richter asked where the money is coming from for the shipping. The Business Administrator stated it was to cover additional mailing, and transportation costs over the course of several weeks.

TOWNSHIP COUNCIL AND MUNICIPAL CLERK
5a. Raffle Applications
1. Ridgewood High School Home and School Association (On Premise, 50/50)
2. Ramapo College of New Jersey Alumni Association (On Premise, 50/50)
3. Ramapo College of New Jersey Alumni Association (Tricky Tray)
Applications were tentatively approved. Final approval shall be voted on at the March 23, 2006 Public Meeting.


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5b. Firefighter Applications
1. Andrew P. Brito to Fire Company #2
2. Eric W. Popleik to Fire Company #2
3. Keith R. Dillon Fire Company #2
Resolution shall be prepared for the March 23, 2006 Public Meeting

5c. Volunteer Recognition Picnic: Discussion (Co-Chairs Alderisio and Richter)
Richter stated she felt that $5,000 does not seem to be sufficient but if it is not going to be well attended she does not want to go out and spend the money.

Calandrillo stated she had heard negative comments that the Fireman are not interested in having the Picnic this year.

DiGiulio said there could be a nice dinner function held in the Senior Center for the volunteers instead of the Picnic.

Richter suggested a picnic be cancelled this year and discussed again in the fall for 2007.

Calandrillo suggested polling volunteers for their comments and input.

On a motion by Roth, seconded by Richter, to remove the amount of $5,000 from the Budget.
Roll call vote: Alderisio, yes; Calandrillo, yes; DiGiulio, yes; Paton, yes; Richter, yes; Roth, yes; Kelly, yes.

5d. Continuation of Discussion of 2006 Municipal Budget
Kelly stated the Volunteer Picnic of $5000 will be removed from Item #243 and we are up to $43,355. Kelly explained about several items in green, which was putting $30,000 into Department of Public Works Operating, putting $3,000 back in the Police Account #F01-205 for Training, adjusting the $1,700 in Account #MO1-218, putting $10,000 in Water and $5,000 in Sewer.

Kelly stated Council has to come to a determination on what we did tonight as we need money for the items for Masconicus Brook. The Business Administrator suggested to put $175,000
into the Capital Budget.

The Business Administrator stated we budgeted $120,000 for Engineering. The $9,800 for the Winter’s Park inspection of the Dam can be covered in that amount.

Kelly stated he anticipated that March 23, 2006 will be the Introduction of the Budget and Adoption will be April 27, 2006.

PUBLIC SESSION
APPROVAL OF BILLS AND CLAIMS
On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Richter the Bill and Claims, previously signed, totaling Combined Work Session and
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$4,158,620.04, were approved. All in favor. Motion carried. A list of Bills and Claims is on file in the Municipal Clerks’ Office.

APPROVAL OF MEETING MINUTES
On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Richter, the Budget Work Session Meeting Minutes of January 21, 2006 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 Calandrillo, seconded by Richter, the Budget Work Session Meeting Minutes of
January 25, 2006 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 Calandrillo, seconded by Richter the Budget Work Session Meeting Minutes of
January 28, 2006, 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 Calandrillo, seconded by Richter the Budget Work Session Meeting Minutes of
February 1, 2006 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 Calandrillo, seconded by Richter, the Budget Work Session Meeting Minutes of
February 4, 2006 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 Calandrillo, seconded by Richter, the Work Session Meeting Minutes of
February 2, 2006 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 Calandrillo, seconded by Richter, the Closed Session Meeting Minutes of February 2, 2006 were approved. Roll call vote: Alderisio, yes; Calandrillo, yes; DiGiulio, yes; Paton, yes; Richter, yes; Roth, yes; Kelly, yes. Motion carried.

On motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Richter, the Public Meeting Minutes of January 26, 2006 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 Calandrillo, seconded by Richter, the Budget Work Session Meeting Minutes of February 8, 2006 were approved. Roll call vote: Alderisio, yes; Calandrillo, yes; DiGiulio, yes; Paton, yes; Richter, yes; Roth, abstain; Kelly, yes. Motion carried.

ORDINANCES – INTRODUCTIONS
The title of an Ordinance was read as follows:
AMENDMENT TO ORDINANCE #1529: STORMWATER CONTROL TO INCLUDE SECITON 6A, NON-STRUCTURAL MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES
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RESOLUTION – ORDINANCE NO. 1536

Introduced by Calandrillo, seconded by Paton.

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 March 23, 2006 at the Municipal Offices, 475 Corporate Drive, Mahwah, New Jersey at 8:00 PM.

FURTHER RESOLVED that the Clerk publish said Ordinance with a notice of introduction, passage and time and place where said Ordinance will be considered for final passage.

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The title of an Ordinance was read as follows:
ORDINANCE TO EXCEED THE MUNICIPAL BUDGET APPROPRIATION LIMITS AND TO ESTABLISH A CAP BANK

RESOLUTION – ORDINANCE NO. 1537

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 on March 23, 2006 at the Municipal Offices, 475 Corporate Drive, Mahwah, New Jersey at 8:00 PM.

FURTHER RESOLVED that the Clerk publish said Ordinance with a notice of introduction, passage and time and place where said Ordinance will be considered for final passage.

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The title of an Ordinance was read as follows:
INCREASING AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT FEES AND AMENDING CHAPTER 24 OF THE CODE.

RESOLUTION – ORDINANCE NO. 1538

Introduced by Calandrillo, seconded by Richter.

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

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FURTHER RESOLVED that said Ordinance be considered for final passage at a meeting to be held on March 23, 2006 at the Municipal Offices, 475 Corporate Drive, Mahwah, New Jersey at 8:00 PM.

FURTHER RESOLVED that the Clerk publish said Ordinance with a notice of introduction, passage and time and place where said Ordinance will be considered for final passage.

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The title of an Ordinance was read as follows:
AMENDMENT TO CHAPTER 21; LAND USE PROCEDURES TO PERMIT AN INCREASE IN APPLICATION AND ESCROW FEES IN CONNECTION WITH APPLICATIONS BEFORE ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT.

RESOLUTION – ORDINANCE NO. 1539

Introduced by Calandrillo, seconded by Paton.

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 March 23, 2006 at the Municipal Offices, 475 Corporate Drive, Mahwah, New Jersey at 8:00 PM.

FURTHER RESOLVED that the Clerk publish said Ordinance with a notice of introduction, passage and time and place where said Ordinance will be considered for final passage.

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ORDINANCE – PUBLIC HEARING
The Title of an ordinance was read as follows:
AUTHORIZATION TO ACQUIRE CERTAIN ROAD WIDENING EASEMENTS ON HILLTOP ROAD AND AIRMOUNT AVENUE COVERING LOTS 149, 150 AND 151 IN BLOCK 115 AND LOTS 122 AND 123 IN BLOCK 126.

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

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

On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Roth, the following resolution was passed and adopted:
Roll call vote: Alderisio, yes; Calandrillo, yes; DiGiulio, yes; Paton, yes; Richter, absent; Roth, yes; Kelly, yes.

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RESOLUTION – ORDINANCE NO. 1535

RESOLVED that the ordinance is 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.

CONSENT AGENDA
Resolutions #044-06 through #049-06 and the Raffle Applications for Ridgewood High School Home and School Association and the Ramapo College of New Jersey Alumni Association were approved under the Consent Agenda. Resolutions are attached to and make part of these Meeting Minutes.

RESOLUTIONS
Resolutions #050-06 through #052-06 were approved. Resolutions are attached to and made part of these Meeting Minutes.

On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Roth, the meeting was adjourned at 11:20PM. All in favor. Motion carried.

Respectfully submitted:



Kathrine G. Coletta, RMC/CMC
Municipal Clerk




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