Meeting Agendas & Minutes

Regular Council Meeting Minutes 06/17/10

Minutes of the Conference Meeting of the Borough Council held June 17, 2010, at 8:01 p.m. in the Council Chambers, Borough Hall, 531 Speedwell Avenue, Morris Plains, New Jersey.

Mayor Druetzler called the meeting to order and read the following notice:

I HEREBY ANNOUNCE AND STATE THAT ADEQUATE NOTICE OF THIS MEETING WAS PROVIDED BY VIRTUE OF A RESOLUTION SCHEDULING THE TIME, DATE, AND PLACE OF MEETINGS OF THE BOROUGH COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF MORRIS PLAINS FOR THE YEAR 2010; WHICH RESOLUTION WAS ADOPTED BY THE BOROUGH COUNCIL ON JANUARY 8TH 2010, AND WAS PUBLISHED IN THE MORRIS NEWSBEE AND IN THE DAILY RECORD AND BY THE FORWARDING OF SUCH RESOLUTION TO ALL PERSONS ON THE REQUEST LIST; BY THE POSTING OF SUCH RESOLUTION ON THE BULLETIN BOARD IN THE BOROUGH HALL; ALL OF THE ABOVE ACTIONS BEING IN ACCORDANCE WITH N.J.S.A. 10:4-6, ET SEQ.

 

Present on Roll Call: Mayor Frank J. Druetzler

Council President Jason C. Karr

Councilmembers: Joseph Cecala, Jr.

George J. Coogan

Laurie J. Fu

Suzanne B. McCluskey

Roman "Ray" Zabihach

 

Also Present: Gail Fraser, Borough Attorney

 

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DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

Mayor Druetzler acknowledged the public and explained that Council routinely goes into Executive Session at this time, however, they will adjourn the Conference Meeting to move forward with the Presentation on Future Municipal Leaders at the regular meeting.

 

Councilmember Coogan moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:04 p.m.

 

Seconded by Councilmember Zabihach. So moved.

 

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Frank J. Druetzler, Mayor

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June R. Uhrin, Borough Clerk

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Borough Council held on June 17, 2010, at 8:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, Borough Hall, 531 Speedwell Avenue, Morris Plains, New Jersey.

 

Pledge of Allegiance and Prayer.

 

Mayor Druetzler called the meeting to order and read the following notice:

I HEREBY ANNOUNCE AND STATE THAT ADEQUATE NOTICE OF THIS MEETING WAS PROVIDED BY VIRTUE OF A RESOLUTION SCHEDULING THE TIME, DATE, AND PLACE OF MEETINGS OF THE BOROUGH COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF MORRIS PLAINS FOR THE YEAR 2010; WHICH RESOLUTION WAS ADOPTED BY THE BOROUGH COUNCIL ON JANUARY 8TH 2010, AND WAS PUBLISHED IN THE MORRIS NEWSBEE AND IN THE DAILY RECORD AND BY THE FORWARDING OF SUCH RESOLUTION TO ALL PERSONS ON THE REQUEST LIST; BY THE POSTING OF SUCH RESOLUTION ON THE BULLETIN BOARD IN THE BOROUGH HALL; ALL OF THE ABOVE ACTIONS BEING IN ACCORDANCE WITH N.J.S.A. 10:4-6, ET SEQ.

 

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Present on Roll Call: Mayor Frank J. Druetzler

Council President Jason C. Karr

Councilmembers: Joseph Cecala, Jr.

George J. Coogan

Laurie J. Fu

Suzanne B. McCluskey

Roman "Ray" Zabihach

 

 

Also Present: Gail Fraser, Borough Attorney

Leon C. Hall, Borough Engineer

 

 

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APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

Councilmember Karr moved:

 

BE IT RESOLVED that the minutes of the Conference & Regular Meeting of May 20th 2010 be approved.

Seconded by Councilmember Zabihach. So ordered.

 

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PRESENTATION

 

Future Municipal Leaders

 

Mayor Druetzler introduced Casey Green, a Morris Plains resident and winner of one of three scholarships offered by the League of Municipalities. Mayor and Council presented Casey with a Certificate of congratulations.

 

Promotions/Oaths of Office

Mayor Druetzler stated that the Council will be acknowledging two promotions to the rank of Sergeant and one promotion to the rank of Lieutenant.

 

Mayor Druetzler, Councilmember Cecala, and Chief Thompson invited Edward Dobbins to come forward to take the Oath of Office for Police Sergeant. He was joined by his wife, Karen, and daughters, Jennifer and Rebecca. Sergeant Dobbins thanked Mayor and Council, Chief Thompson, his wife, Karen, and his children for their support. He also thanked fellow Police Officers for all their support.

 

Mayor Druetzler, Councilmember Cecala, and Chief Thompson invited Michael Koroski to come forward to take the Oath of Office for Police Sergeant. He was joined by his wife Jennifer, and sons, Matthew and Michael. Sergeant Koroski announced that he and his wife are expecting their third child. He also thanked his fellow police officers who he considers family and appreciates the opportunity to come to work everyday to a job he loves. Sergeant Koroski thanked his wife for her continuous support and understanding especially when he has had to work nights and holidays.

 

Mayor Druetzler, Councilmember Cecala, and Chief Thompson invited Tom D’Ambola to come forward to take the Oath of Office for Police Department Lieutenant. He was joined by his wife Sherry, and his sons Tommy, Luke and Ryan. Lieutenant D’Ambola thanked the Governing Body, Chief Thompson, and his wife and parents for all the encouragement he has been given. He thanked his fellow officers and stated that this could not have been possible without them.

 

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Mayor Druetzler thanked everyone for coming and invited everyone to enjoy refreshments in the Fire Association room. Mayor and Council took a short recess and opened the meeting at 9:32 p.m.

 

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Mayor Druetzler recommended that Chief Thompson provide his report at this time so that he may return to the Fire Association room to join his Department.

 

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Public Safety

Chief Thompson thanked everyone for this evening and added that it means a lot to his Officers. Chief Thompson stated that he is very proud of his Department and appreciates the Mayor and Council’s support and encouragement.

 

Chief Thompson reminded that he is assigning Jason Kohn to the Detective Bureau starting tomorrow. Detective Jason Kohn and Patrolman Tom Keane have been assigned to the Prosecutor’s task force.

 

Chief Thompson stated Special Police Officer Steve Donnelly set up their OEM on June 9th 2010, which was done very well.

 

Chief Thompson advised that he attended the Morris County JIF meeting and reported on their law enforcement incentive program where they will offer a grant of up to $50,000 to municipal police departments who are willing to hire the Rogers Group to install a digital directive management system to update all policies and prepare the local agencies to become accredited. Morris Plains was identified in the first five local agencies eligible to receive this grant.

 

Chief Thompson stated he provided the U.S. Department of Justice with documents relative to a grant application and he should have their decision by the end of September.

 

Chief Thompson stated that Lieutenant D’Ambola closed out the Click It or Ticket grant. There were less tickets issued this year as compared to last year as a result of more compliance with seatbelt laws; however, use of cell phones and electronics is still an issue. Lieutenant D’Ambola also applied for a $4,400 grant for DWI enforcement, which will run from August 20th through September 6th 2010. It looks hopeful that grant money will be received.

 

Chief Thompson advised that he will be out of the country for the July meeting, and will have Lieutenant D’Ambola attend.

 

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APPROVAL OF CONSENT CALENDAR

 

Councilmember Karr moved:

 

BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Morris Plains, that the attached reports be accepted and that said reports be kept on file in the Clerk’s Office:

 

REPORTS

Borough Clerk, May 2010

Dog & Cat License, May 2010

Municipal Court, May 2010

Tax Collector, May 2010

St. Hubert’s Giralda, May 2010

Police Department, May 2010

Building Inspector, May 2010

Tipping Fees, May 2010

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED

 

THAT Resolution No. 2010-65 entitled, "RESOLUTON CONSENTING TO THE APPLICATION OF CILAL ANDICAN FOR AN EXTENSION OF FACILITIES OUTSIDE THE DISTRICT OF THE SOUTHEAST MORRIS COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITIES AUTHORITY," be adopted as attached.

 

THAT Resolution No. 2010-66 entitled, "J&J TAXI & LIMO, LIMOUSINE OWNER LICENSE NO. L01-2010," be adopted as attached.

THAT Resolution No. 2010-67 entitled, "RESOLUTION REGARDING CESSATION OF PAYMENT OF DETECTIVE STIPEND TO LT. THOMAS D’AMBOLA AS A RESULT OF HIS REASSIGNMENT TO PATROL DIVISION," be adopted as attached.THAT Resolution No. 2010-68 entitled,

"RESOLUTION REGARDING APPROVAL OF DETECTIVE STIPEND TO PATROLMAN JASON KOHN," be adopted as attached.THAT Resolution No. 2010-69 entitled, "RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF NOT EXCEEDING $3,395,000 BOND ANTICIPATION NOTES OF THE BOROUGH OF MORRIS PLAINS, IN THE COUNTY OF MORRIS, NEW JERSEY," be adopted as attached.THAT the following entitled A.B.C. License Application Resolution Nos. 2010-70 through 2010-74 for the 2010/2011 year, be adopted as attached:

 

Watnong Post No. 3401, V.F.W

State License No. 1423-31-006-002

Nofito, LLC

State License No. 1423-33-004-003

Dore Art Corporation

State License No. 1423-33-001-002

Jo-Lyn Liquor, Inc.

State License No. 1423-44-003-003

Morris Plains Wine Shoppe, Inc.

State License No. 1423-44-002-005

THAT Kenny Toscano, 52 Old Wood Road, be appointed a member of the Beautification Committee which term expires December 31, 2010. THAT The Rotary Club of Morris Plains be granted permission to serve alcoholic beverages at its Family Picnic on Sunday, August 1st 2010, from 8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M., at Community Park.

 

THAT Phyllis Smith be granted permission to serve alcoholic beverages at a Family Picnic to be held Friday, June 18th 2010, from 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., at Community Park.

 

THAT Knights of Columbus, Bishop McLaughlin Council, No. 3495 be granted permission to serve alcoholic beverages at a Picnic to be held Tuesday, August 24th 2010, from 5:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M., at Community Park.

 

THAT the Morris Plains Fire Association be granted permission to serve alcoholic beverages at their Family Picnic to be held Sunday, September 12th 2010, from 11:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M., at Community Park Pool & Park.

 

THAT the Morris Plains Nifty Fifty Club be granted permission to serve alcoholic beverages at their gathering to be held Friday, June 18th 2010, from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M., at Community Park.

 

THAT the Morris Plains Soccer League be granted permission to serve alcoholic beverages at their family picnic to be held Sunday, June 27th 2010, from 3:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M., at Community Park.

 

THAT Kerri Bossardet-West be granted permission to serve alcoholic beverages at a BBQ to be held Wednesday, June 30th 2010, from 2:00 P.M. to Dusk, at Community Park.

 

THAT M. Celeste Wayne be granted permission to serve alcoholic beverages at a graduation party to be held Saturday, July 10th 2010, from 12:00 P.M. to Dusk, at Community Park.

 

THAT having received quotes for a two (2) year maintenance contract for Borough Pumping Stations from the following:

 

Clearwater Services

Monthly Inspections $ 295.00

Work Rate – Reg Hrs Mon/Fri $ 65.00/hr

Weekends & Evenings $ 75.00/hr

Emergency Work Rate $ 85.00/hr

 

Rapid Pump & Meter Services No Quote

R&R Pump & Control No Quote

 

THAT a purchase order be issued to Clearwater Services, Lincoln Park, NJ at the stated amount.

 

THAT having received quotes for a two (2) year maintenance contract for Borough Generator from the following:

 

R&J Control, Inc

Quarterly Inspections $ 250.00

Work Rate – Reg Hrs Mon/Fri $ 125.00/hr

Weekends & Evenings $ 156.25/hr

Emergency Work Rate $ 125.00/hr

 

Elecon Services No Quote

EN-R-G No Quote

 

THAT a purchase order be issued to R&J Control, Inc., Dover, NJ at the stated amount.

 

THAT having polled the Council on May 25th 2010, Kitty Angulo, 1 Oregon Trail was granted permission to serve alcoholic beverages at a pizza party on Friday, June 4th 2010 at Community Park.

 

THAT Andrew Cazzetto, having successfully completed the Morris County Vocational School Homeowners’ Electric - Intermediate Workshop be granted a $300.00 increase to annual salary effective June 1st 2010.

 

THAT the National Multiple Sclerosis Society be granted permission to bicycle through a portion of the Borough on September 25th and September 26th 2010 as part of its benefit and that the Police Department provide the necessary support.

 

THAT having polled the Council on June 1st 2010, the Hawthorne Avenue residents were granted permission to hold a Block Party and serve alcoholic beverages on Saturday, June 5th 2010.

 

THAT the residents of Brook Drive, Park Way and Mayfair Road hold their annual Block Party on Saturday, June 19th 2010, with a rain date of Sunday, June 27th 2010, from Noon to 10:00 P.M., that permission to serve alcoholic beverages be granted; and that the Road Department provide the necessary barricades to block off Park Way between Granniss Avenue and Mayfair Road.

 

THAT the residents of Northview Drive hold its annual Block Party on Saturday, June 19th 2010, with a rain date of Sunday June 20th 2010, from 5:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M. and that permission to serve alcoholic beverages be granted; and that the Road Department provide the necessary barricades.

 

THAT having received bids for the Leaf Loader/Shredder attachment for a Multi-Purpose Tractor, that a contract be awarded to U.S. Municipal Supply, Inc for their low bid of $39,250.00, subject to the Borough Attorney’s review and approval of the documents.

 

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Seconded by Councilmember Zabihach.

 

Yeas: Councilmembers Karr, Cecala, Coogan, Fu, McCluskey & Zabihach

Nays: None

Absent: None

Abstain: None

 

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GREETINGS OF PUBLIC AND INVITATION FOR DISCUSSION

 

Mayor Druetzler opened the meeting to the public.

 

Ed Fletcher, Dogwood Road resident, supports the promotions that were recognized this evening. Mr. Fletcher discussed events that took place on Election Day.

 

Seeing no one else, Mayor Druetzler closed the public portion of the meeting.

 

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2010 BUDGET HEARING

 

Mayor Druetzler advised that David Banks, Chief Finance Officer, Is in attendance. Mayor Druetzler advised that the Budget cannot be adopted this evening, but we can proceed with the hearing at this time. He recapped that these are difficult economic times and the Governing Body has worked diligently on the 2010 budget.

 

Mayor Druetzler reiterated a brief summation of the budget, explaining the budget of $12,305,000 is actually $7,400 less than last year’s budget. There have been decreases in salaries of $142,000.00, bond interest of $21,000.00, garbage collection of $58,000; increases, however, are in insurance of $82,000.00, pension costs of $71,000.00, and street lighting is up $12,000. There is less state aid at $173,000.00, interest income at $80,000.00, and hotel tax revenue of $56,000. We have less full time employees, no summer help at the Road Department, and a reduction in hours of certain employees. There are no new initiatives and the Borough hopes to maintain the services we have.

 

Mayor Druetzler announced that the meeting was open for a public hearing.

 

Ed Fletcher, Dogwood Road resident, stated he reviewed last year’s budget to this year’s and believes, with everything going on in the State, Mayor and Council have done a wonderful job addressing budget concerns.

 

Hearing no one else, Mayor Druetzler closed the public portion of the meeting.

 

Mayor Druetzler stated that the State is behind in their review of municipal budgets, and for this reason it is causing the delay in adoption. It is anticipated to be adopted at the July 15th meeting.

 

Councilmember Coogan motioned to table the vote on adoption of the 2010 Budget until the July 15th 2010 meeting. Councilmember Karr seconded the motion. So ordered.

 

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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES AND/OR DEPARTMENT HEADS

 

Finance

Councilmember Karr’s report was the recap of the budget.

 

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Public Safety

 

Councilmember Cecala stated that he and Mr. Fletcher have been observing parking on Glenbrook Road and concluded that the majority of the parking is on the left side from Route 202 to Stiles.

 

Councilmember Cecala reported that there have been bear sightings on Route 202. The State will be supplying us with a cage for trapping.

 

Councilmember Cecala stated that there was an article in the paper about Borough employees rescuing a fawn on Sunrise Drive.

 

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Public Works

Councilmember Coogan added that the fawn was on Channel 12 News and provided details on how the DPW employees and Patrolman Jeff Hochman rescued the baby fawn.

 

Councilmember Coogan stated that the Department of Public Works’ report has been distributed. He recapped an item on the Consent Calendar regarding Andy Cazzetto receiving a certificate from the Morris County School of Technology for an intermediate electrical work course.

 

Councilmember Coogan reported that street sweeping is continuing and Sections One and Two have been completed; stormwater catch basins are in the process of being cleaned.

 

Borough Engineer Leon Hall provided a report on ongoing projects.

 

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Public Buildings & Grounds

 

Councilmember McCluskey stated that the Nifty Fifty will meet at Community Park Pavilion tomorrow night to plan their events. Family Day is June 26th 2010, with a rain date of June 27th and begins at 5:00 p.m.; fireworks begin at dark. The Summer Theatre Group has 28 participants and "Babes in Arms" will be performed on July 29th and July 30th 2010. The Senior Picnic will be on July 15th at the Community Center. The Summer Concerts begin on July 11th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Roberts Garden.

 

On June 5th Ian McCleary and local high school friends performed a concert at Roberts Garden to raise money and awareness of Autism. Over $400 was raised and half the money went to Autism Speaks and half went to our Kids Helping Kids Program.

 

The Farmers Market opened last Saturday, June 12th 2010 and featured a new vendor, Krakus Deli, LLC. Local musician Bill Griese performed and our sponsor, Provident Bank, will be there weekly. This Saturday will have an Arts and Crafts Show.

 

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Public Welfare, Sanitation & Sewers

 

Councilmember Fu stated that the Board of Health met last week. Ben Samara, Sanitarian, reported that he is working closely with Tony’s relative to closing due to the fire on their premises. He is also involved with the demolition of the house between Arthurs and Collins. Peg Dugan and John Theese were involved in the tabletop program that Chief Thompson reported on earlier. The Board expressed concern over the "pretzel man" at the Parade who was selling pretzels without the appropriate license.

 

Councilmember Fu advised that the Teen Center held its 5th Grade Step Up Night and 49 participants attended. Their final event for the year will be a pool party on June 25th 2010. This will be Michael Leahey’s last event, and then Penny Manzer takes over.

 

Councilmember Fu advised that the Municipal Alliance has been very busy. DARE Graduation took place on May 27th 2010 and Sergeant Koroski did a very nice job. Kids Helping Kids were recognized last night and were recently mentioned in an article for designing t-shirts for a walkathon in Montville. There were 55 participants in the Senior Lunch and Learn entitled "You’re a Senior, Are You OK?" which focused on getting medical and financial matters in order. Representatives of the Morris Minutemen approached the Alliance relative to a program for seniors and are looking for a $1,000 contribution.

 

Councilmember Fu noted that Joe Verga, a Borough School graduate, came back to the school and directed the students in "The Princess and the Pea." He is an example of what the Municipal Alliance offers the youth of Morris Plains.

 

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Ordinance & Public Utilities

 

Councilmember Zabihach advised that the Planning Board will be meeting on Monday, June 21st 2010 to hear one application for a change of use conversion for a doctor’s office located at 374 Speedwell Avenue.

 

Councilmember Zabihach reported that the Board of Adjustment will be meeting on June 28th 2010. Raceway has been on the Agenda, but has been postponed to the July meeting. EJK Realty, the development on Route 10, is on the Agenda relative to tenants moving in.

 

Councilmember Zabihach stated that he looked into concerns voiced by residents at the last meeting and has met with Roy Stewart and Zoning Officer Don Salerno. Mr. Salerno has sent a letter to a resident relative to property maintenance. Other issues are being investigated and a supplemental report will be provided at the next meeting.

 

Councilmember Zabihach reported that a list of 25 lights that are out was compiled with the help from the police officers and Michael Obremski of JCP&L will expedite the repairs.

 

Councilmember Zabihach reported that he attended a GEM (Government Efficiency Movement) meeting last week. He was invited to attend a Construction, Planning and Zoning subcommittee meeting. They discussed coordinating and sharing services for code officials between the various municipalities. Representatives of Chester Township, Jefferson, Mt. Olive, Montville, Parsippany-Troy Hills and Washington Township were in attendance.

 

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PRESENTATION OF COMMUNICATION, PETITIONS, ETC.

 

Mayor Druetzler opened the meeting to the public. Hearing no one, Mayor Druetzler closed the public portion.

 

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ORDINANCES OF FIRST READING

 

Councilmember Zabihach introduced the following ordinance and read the same by title and moved that it be passed on first reading.

 

ORDINANCE NO. 6-2010

 

AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE PARTIAL AMENDMENT, SUPPLEMENTATION AND REVISION OF ARTICLE 2, "NUMBERING OF BUILDINGS" IN CHAPTER 7, "BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES," OF THE "REVISED ORDINANCES OF THE BOROUGH OF MORRIS PLAINS, NEW JERSEY, 1972."

Councilmember McCluskey seconded the motion.

Mayor Druetzler advised that this ordinance increases the size of the numbers displayed on buildings structures to four inches so that it will be easier for fire officials to see the addresses.

Yeas: Councilmembers Karr, Cecala, Coogan, Fu, McCluskey & Zabihach

Nays: None

Absent: None

Abstain: None

 

Thereupon Councilmember Zabihach offered the following resolution:

WHEREAS, the above ordinance was introduced and read by title at this meeting on June 17th 2010 and passed on first reading.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED at a meeting to be held on July 15th 2010 at 8:30 P.M. prevailing time in the Municipal Building in the said Borough, this Council will further consider for second reading and final passage of said ordinance.

 

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Clerk of this Borough be and she is hereby, directed to publish the proper notice therefor, including the ordinance, post the ordinance on the Bulletin Board in the municipal building and make copies available to members of the general public.

Councilmember Cecala seconded the resolution. All in favor.

Mayor Druetzler advised that the two following ordinances are required by the DEP stormwater requirements.

 

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Councilmember Zabihach introduced the following ordinance and read the same by title and moved that it be passed on first reading.

 

ORDINANCE NO. 7-2010

 

AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE AMENDMENT AND SUPPLEMENTATION OF CHAPTER 12, "HEALTH AND SANITATION," OF THE "REVISED ORDINANCES OF THE BOROUGH OF MORRIS PLAINS, NEW JERSEY, 1972" WITH THE ADDITION OF A NEW ARTICLE 6, ENTITLED "REFUSE CONTAINERS AND DUMPSTERS."

Councilmember Karr seconded the motion.

Mayor Druetzler advised that this ordinance increases the size of the numbers displayed on buildings structures to four inches so that it will be easier for fire officials to see the addresses.

Yeas: Councilmembers Karr, Cecala, Coogan, Fu, McCluskey & Zabihach

Nays: None

Absent: None

Abstain: None

 

Thereupon Councilmember Zabihach offered the following resolution:

WHEREAS, the above ordinance was introduced and read by title at this meeting on June 17th 2010 and passed on first reading.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED at a meeting to be held on July 15th 2010 at 8:30 P.M. prevailing time in the Municipal Building in the said Borough, this Council will further consider for second reading and final passage of said ordinance.

 

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Clerk of this Borough be and she is hereby, directed to publish the proper notice therefor, including the ordinance, post the ordinance on the Bulletin Board in the municipal building and make copies available to members of the general public.

Councilmember Cecala seconded the resolution. All in favor.

 

Councilmember Zabihach introduced the following ordinance and read the same by title and moved that it be passed on first reading.

 

ORDINANCE NO. 8-2010

 

AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE AMENDMENT AND SUPPLEMENTATION OF CHAPTER 18C, "MUNICIPAL STORMWATER MANAGEMENT AND STORM SEWER SYSTEMS," OF THE "REVISED ORDINANCES OF THE BOROUGH OF MORRIS PLAINS, NEW JERSEY, 1972" WITH THE ADDITION OF A NEW ARTICLE 5, ENTITLED "PRIVATE STORM DRAIN INLET RETROFITTING."

Councilmember McCluskey seconded the motion.

Mayor Druetzler advised that this ordinance increases the size of the numbers displayed on buildings structures to four inches so that it will be easier for fire officials to see the addresses.

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Yeas: Councilmembers Karr, Cecala, Coogan, Fu, McCluskey & Zabihach

Nays: None

Absent: None

Abstain: None

 

Thereupon Councilmember Zabihach offered the following resolution:

 

WHEREAS, the above ordinance was introduced and read by title at this meeting on June 17th 2010 and passed on first reading.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED at a meeting to be held on July 15th 2010 at 8:30 P.M. prevailing time in the Municipal Building in the said Borough, this Council will further consider for second reading and final passage of said ordinance.

 

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Clerk of this Borough be and she is hereby, directed to publish the proper notice therefor, including the ordinance, post the ordinance on the Bulletin Board in the municipal building and make copies available to members of the general public.

Councilmember McCluskey seconded the resolution. All in favor.

 

ORDINANCES ON SECOND READING

Councilmember Zabihach read by title the ordinance entitled:

 

ORDINANCE 5-2010

 

ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR CONSTRUCTION OF CURBS IN AND ALONG SUNSET ROAD IN AND BY THE BOROUGH OF MORRIS PLAINS, IN THE COUNTY OF MORRIS, NEW JERSEY, APPROPRIATING $17,000 THEREFOR AND DIRECTING A SPECIAL ASSESSMENT OF PART OF THE COST THEREOF

 

which ordinance was introduced and passed on first reading at a meeting held on May 6th 2010.

The Clerk read the following notice:?

Notice is hereby given that the following ordinance was submitted in writing at a regular meeting of the Mayor and Borough Council of the Borough of Morris Plains, in the County of Morris and State of New Jersey held on May 6th 2010, introduced and read by title and passed on first reading, and that the said Governing Body will further consider the same for second reading and final passage thereof at a regular meeting beginning at 8:30 P.M., on June 17th 2010 at the Borough Hall, 531 Speedwell Avenue, Morris Plains, New Jersey, in said Borough at which time and place a public hearing will be held thereon by the Governing Body and all parties in interest and citizens and all persons shall have an opportunity to be heard concerning said ordinance.

 

Councilmember Zabihach read the following notice and ordinance by title and stated that the Notice and Ordinance had been published as required by law that the ordinance had been posted on the bulletin board in the Municipal Building and that copies had been made available to members of the general public.

 

Mayor Druetzler announced that the meeting was open for a public hearing on the ordinance and stated that any taxpayer of the Borough of Morris Plains and all parties and persons in interest and citizens may be heard.?

Seeing no one, Mayor Druetzler closed the Public Hearing.

 

Thereupon Councilmember Zabihach offered the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLVED, That the above ordinance as read by title on Second Reading, at this meeting, be adopted and finally passed.

 

Councilmember McCluskey seconded the motion.

 

Mayor Druetzler ordered the Clerk to call the roll on the passage thereof and the vote was as follows:

 

Yeas:????????? Councilmembers Karr, Cecala, Coogan, Fu, McCluskey & Zabihach

Nays:????????? None

Absent:????? None

Abstain:???? None

Mayor Druetzler declared the ordinance adopted and finally passed, approved the same and ordered the Clerk to publish the proper notice thereof in the newspaper and to record the ordinance in the proper place.

 

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RESOLUTIONS

 

Moved by Councilmember Coogan:

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Resolution No. 2010-75 entitled, "Summer Recreation Pool Season" be adopted.

 

Seconded by Councilmember McCluskey.

 

Yeas: Councilmembers Coogan, McCluskey & Zabihach

Nays: None

Absent: None

Abstain: Councilmembers Karr,
Cecala and Fu

 

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UNFINISHED BUSINESS

None.

 

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NEW BUSINESS

 

None.

 

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VOUCHERS

 

Councilmember Karr moved:

 

BE IT RESOLVED that the following vouchers for June 2010 be approved.

 

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Frank J. Druetzler, Mayor

 

Seconded by Councilmember McCluskey.

 

Yeas: Councilmembers Karr, Cecala, Coogan, Fu, McCluskey and Zabihach

Nays: None

Absent: None

Abstain: None

 

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EXECUTIVE SESSION

Moved by Councilmember Coogan:

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Resolution No. 2010-76 entitled, "Executive Session" be adopted.

 

Seconded by Councilmember Cecala.

 

Yeas: Councilmembers Karr, Cecala, Coogan, Fu, McCluskey & Zabihach

Nays: None

Absent: None

Abstain: None

 

Moved by Councilmember Coogan:

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Resolution No. 2010-77 entitled, "Resolution authorizing Noreen Morris receive a 5% increase in salary prorated as of June 1st 2010, for receiving her RMC certification" be adopted.

 

Seconded by Councilmember Zabihach.

 

Yeas: Councilmembers Karr, Cecala, Coogan, Fu, McCluskey & Zabihach

Nays: None

Absent: None

Abstain: None

 

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Councilmember Coogan moved to adjourn the meeting at 11:55 p.m.

 

Seconded by Councilmember McCluskey. So moved.

 

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Frank J. Druetzler, Mayor

 

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June R. Uhrin, Borough Clerk