Meeting Agendas & Minutes

Regular Council Meeting Minutes 12/01/11

Minutes of the Conference Meeting of the Borough Council held December 1, 2011, at 7:30 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 2011; WHICH RESOLUTION WAS ADOPTED BY THE BOROUGH COUNCIL ON JANUARY 6TH 2011, 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 Suzanne B. McCluskey                            

Councilmembers: Joseph Cecala, Jr. George J. Coogan     

Laurie J. Fu Jason C. Karr Roman Zabihach 

 Also Present: Gail Fraser, Esq., Borough Attorney  

DISCUSSION ITEMS Mayor Druetzler discussed Standing Committee appointments; Councilmember Karr will chair Finance, Councilmember McCluskey will chair Public Safety, Councilmember Coogan will chair Public Works, Councilmember Fu will chair Public Buildings and Grounds, Councilmember-elect Mangravite will chair Public Welfare, Sanitation and Sewers, and Councilmember Zabihach will chair Ordinances and Public Utilities.  Councilmember Zabihach will also serve as Council President.   

Mayor Druetzler discussed appointments; Donald F. Underhill, Andre Jensen and Ralph Lopez will continue on the Planning Board; relative to the Board of Adjustment, Michael Bozza will fill John Conway’s class as John Conway will be stepping down, Rosemary Lopez will continue, Joan Scaccia will move to the class of Alternate I, and Bob Webster will fill the class of Alternate II.   Lawrence Travaglia will continue on the Shade Tree Commission.  Peg Dugan and Cathleen Marshall will continue on the Board of Health.  Carolyn Dubee will continue on Roberts Garden Commission.  Joe Cecala will be a member on the Traffic Committee.  

Mayor Druetzler advised that appointments for the Recreation Commission is pending at this time.  

 Mayor Druetzler advised that a correction to the Consent Calendar will be the inclusion of a portion of Malapardis Road on the bid specifications as outlined in the Borough Engineer’s letter of November 29th 2011.   

Mayor Druetzler stated that the Recreation Commission is reviewing an upgrade to Memorial Field and will report to the Governing Body at the conclusion of their review.   Councilmember Karr advised that collective bargaining meetings began with the Police Department two weeks ago and another meeting will be tomorrow, December 3rd 2011.    Dates for meetings are being discussed with regards to the Department of Public Works.   

Councilmember Fu attended the Recycling Committee meeting recently and discussed closing the Recycling Center at 3:00 p.m. after the Holidays.

 Councilmember Fu referenced the school’s strategic planning information received this evening and advised that she will be attending the meeting as the Borough’s representative.  

 Councilmember Zabihach reported on the East Hanover Corridor Study meeting was held on November 22nd 2011.   Improvements will be outlined in a report at the end of December and the committee will reconvene thereafter.   Mayor and Councilmembers discussed traffic issues on Hanover Avenue. 

Councilmember Zabihach stated that the Whippany River Water Shed Association will meet on December 7th 2011 to discuss dredging Thompson Pond. 

Councilmember Zabihach added that he has reviewed the flickering light complaints in town.  He has located 27 incidents in the two-thirds of the Borough researched.   

Councilmember Coogan contacted County Administrator John Bonanni relative to round two of the solar program.  Mr. Bonanni stated that round two is ongoing and the Borough School was approved to receive a solar grant.   Councilmember Coogan contacted the State’s consultant for the energy grant program to find out what programs are available in 2012.  A response from the State is pending. 

Councilmember Coogan stated that the Department of Public Works building was evaluated by Donnelly Energy Solutions in respect to energy grant monies.  A response from Donnelly is pending. 

Councilmember Cecala stated that the Police Department is actively interviewing for the Patrolmen positions and background checks are being performed.  Mayor Druetzler added that the next council meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. in order for the Mayor and Councilmembers to interview the final candidates. 

Mayor Druetzler stated that students from Ireland will be attending the meeting this evening.    

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 Moved by Councilmember Coogan:              

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Resolution No. 2011-127 entitled, “Executive Session” be adopted.   Seconded by Councilmember Zabihach.  So ordered.    Councilmember Karr moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:50 p.m. Seconded by Councilmember Zabihach.   So moved.                                                                                                                                                                 _____________________________              Frank J. Druetzler, Mayor

June R. Uhrin, Borough Clerk

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Borough Council held on December 1, 2011, 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 2011; WHICH RESOLUTION WAS ADOPTED BY THE BOROUGH COUNCIL ON JANUARY 6TH 2011, 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  Suzanne B. McCluskey                           

Councilmembers: Joseph Cecala, Jr.George J. Coogan, Laurie J. Fu Jason C. Karr, Roman Zabihach 

Also Present:             Gail Fraser, Esq., Borough Attorney 

Mayor Druetzler welcomed the students from Ireland.     

MAYOR’S APPOINTMENT 

Mayor Druetzler appointed the following persons to the offices stated and the terms specified: 

Office                                                Name                                     Term                                                   Community Development        Representative            Rosemary Lopez              1 year 

Community Development             Alternate                Donald F. Underhill      1 year 

 APPROVAL OF MINUTES 

Councilmember McCluskey moved: BE IT RESOLVED that the minutes of the Executive, Conference and Regular Meeting of October 20, 2011 be approved. Seconded by Councilmember Karr.  Councilmember Cecala abstained. 

 All in favor.  

APPROVAL OF CONSENT CALENDAR

 Mayor Druetzler explained that the Consent Calendar contains routine items that are grouped together.   

 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, October 2011

Animal Licensing, October 2011

Tax Collector, October 2011

Animal Control, October 2011

Municipal Court, October 2011

Building Inspector, October 2011 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT Resolution No. 2011-128 entitled, “RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING SALE OF CHRISTMAS TREES AND RELATED ITEMS AT THE VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS, POST #3401,” be adopted as attached. 

THAT Resolution No. 2011-129 entitled, “AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT WITH THE MORRIS COUNTY COOPERATIVE PRICING COUNCIL TO RENEW MEMBERSHIP THEREIN FOR THE PERIOD OF OCTOBER 1, 2011 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30, 2016,” be adopted as attached. 

THAT Resolution No. 2011-130 entitled, “REFUND OF OVERPAYMENT,” be adopted as attached. 

THAT Resolution No. 2011-131 entitled, “TRANSFER OF FUNDS,” be adopted as attached. 

THAT Resolution No. 2011-132 entitled, “RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE CANCELLATION OF PRIOR YEARS CHECKS,” be adopted as attached. 

THAT Resolution No. 2011-133 entitled, “CANCELLATION OF THE RESERVE FOR REVALUATION,” be adopted as attached. 

THAT Resolution No. 2011-134 entitled, “RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE AWARD OF A NON-FAIR AND OPEN CONTRACT FOR PROFESSIONAL BOND COUNSEL SERVICES,” be adopted as attached. 

THAT Resolution No. 2011-135 entitled, “RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE AWARD OF A NON-FAIR AND OPEN CONTRACT FOR PROFESSIONAL AUDITING SERVICES,” be adopted as attached.

 THAT Resolution No. 2011-136 entitled, “RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE AWARD OF A NON-FAIR AND OPEN CONTRACT FOR PROFESSIONAL PLANNING SERVICES,” be adopted as attached.

 THAT Resolution No. 2011-137 entitled, “RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE AWARD OF A NON-FAIR AND OPEN CONTRACT FOR PROFESSIONAL LEGAL SERVICES,” be adopted as attached. 

THAT Resolution No. 2011-138 entitled, “RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE AWARD OF A NON-FAIR AND OPEN CONTRACT FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES,” be adopted as attached. 

THAT the Mayor and Clerk be and they are hereby authorized to execute an Agreement with Denis F. Driscoll, Esq., of Hoberman, Resch, DiPiazza & Driscoll for 2012 Municipal Prosecutor services. 

THAT the Mayor and Clerk be and they are hereby authorized to execute an Agreement with Ronald D. Nicola, Esq. for 2012 Public Defender services. 

THAT the Borough Council appoint Suzanne B. McCluskey, Representative to the Community Development Revenue Sharing Committee for the 2012 program year.

 THAT the attached Instructors be hired for the 2011 Winter/2012 Spring “Kids Helping Kids” Program at the position and salary stated, effective December 1st 2011. 

THAT the attached Instructors be hired for the 2011 Winter/2012 Spring Recreation Program at the position and salary stated, effective December 1st 2011.

 THAT having received bids for the acquisition of Bulk Salt for years 2012 and 2013, that a two year contract be awarded to International Salt, and that the Mayor and Clerk be and they are hereby authorized 

 THAT the Department of Public Works also be authorized to purchase Bulk Salt through the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council for years 2012/2013 winter season.

 THAT having received bids for Cleaning & Maintenance of the Borough’s Municipal Buildings for the years 2012 and 2013, that a two year contract be awarded to Maverick Building Services, and that the Mayor and Clerk be and they are hereby authorized to execute the contract, subject to the submission of a certificate of insurance, acceptable to the Borough Attorney.  Award is subject to the availability and appropriation annually of sufficient funds as may be required to meet the obligation in succeeding years. 

THAT the Borough Council authorize the Borough Engineer to prepare plans and specifications for the Littleton Road, Mountain Way, Dayton Road, Watnong Drive, Park Road, Forest Drive, Malapardis Road and Community Park road improvements, per the Borough Engineer’s letter dated November 29th 2011.

 THAT Steven Rush, Patrolman be granted permission to carry 24 hours of vacation from 2011 to 2012, which shall be used by March 31st 2012. 

THAT the time of the regularly scheduled Conference Meeting to be held December 15th 2011 be changed from 7:30 P.M. to 5:30 P.M., for the purpose of interviewing probationary patrolman candidates and that the Clerk provide the proper notice.  

Seconded by Councilmember Coogan. 

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

Nays:     None

Abstain:         None

 Absent: None

  GREETING OF PUBLIC AND INVITATION FOR DISCUSSION

 Mayor Druetzler opened the meeting to the public.    

Lads from Ireland Mayor Druetzler welcomed Rory Mulvihill, Karl Glynn, William Ryan, Luke Kelly, Kieran O’Sullivan and Sam Maloney to the Borough of Morris Plains.  Mayor, Councilmembers, professionals and officials discussed their roles in municipal government.  The Irish Lads each spoke about where they live in Ireland, how many siblings they have, and their interests.  Father Ed and Father Andrew discussed their experiences.  Father Andrew is a retired former Headmaster and a lawyer.  He has also published several mystery novels. Mayor Druetzler thanked everyone for coming to the Community of Caring.  He presented the boys with hooded sweatshirts with their names and the “Borough of Morris Plains” printed on them. Seeing no one else, Mayor Druetzler closed the public hearing.     

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES AND/OR DEPARTMENT HEADS

Finance

 Councilmember Karr stated that Finance is doing some housekeeping, i.e., cancellation of checks from 2008, refunds for overpayments, and transferring funds.  

Public Safety

 Councilmember Cecala stated that the deer cull totals are the same as last month’s report.  Those numbers include 40 deer; 10 male through the cull; five male through midge bites; one male by car crash; 20 females through deer cull, and four by midge bites.  

 Councilmember Cecala praised the efforts of the Fire Department and Police Department for having gone above and beyond during the snow storm at the end of October.   

Chief Thompson provided a report on Police Department activities.   Chief Thompson stated that he met with a FEMA representative regarding Hurricane Irene.    He received word today that President Obama declared parts of Northern New Jersey as major disaster area as a result of the October snow storm, so we anticipate getting reimbursed for many expenses.     

Public Works

 Councilmember Coogan stated that the Department of Public Works has done two additional rounds of brush collection, for a total of five rounds since the storm.   They are working on leaf collection now, and when that is completed, they will do one more round of brush collection.   The County Park Commission significantly helped by opening a section of Greystone for us to dump brush and limbs; this has been a tremendous help.  We, in turn, have assisted the County with moving some of the wood chips and brush piles with our front end loader.   

Councilmember Coogan stated that Morris Township has put up the Christmas decorations and lights as part of our Shared Services Agreement.  In turn, we helped them with brush pickup in the Fairchild section of Morris Township.  Relative to Christmas decorations, since we started using the LED bulbs we have not had to replace any.   

Councilmember Coogan added that the sale of Christmas trees at the VFW on the Consent Calendar is a joint effort between the Fire Department and VFW.   

Engineer Hall provided an engineering report.  Mayor Druetzler requested that Engineer Hall and Chief Thompson inspect the culverts that were damaged during the storm; if possible, they should be included in the FEMA reports.  

Public Buildings & Grounds

 Councilmember McCluskey stated the Recreation Commission will be sponsoring a gingerbread house competition tomorrow night, December 3, 2011, at the Community Center.  If there are any houses not eaten or taken home, they will be on display at the Community Center through the holidays.  This event is in place of the house decorating contest. 

Councilmember McCluskey advised that the Morris Plains Basketball Association had opening ceremonies on Saturday, December 4, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at Borough School.  

 The Community Center has extended hours for a 6th grade fundraiser for a clothing drive.   

Councilmember McCluskey stated that Santa will arrive in Morris Plains on Sunday, December 5, 2011. 

Public Welfare, Sanitation & Sewers

 Councilmember Fu stated that the Teen Center will have a house event tomorrow evening for 8th graders.  There was a Black Out Dance on November 18, 2011 and was attended by 133 participants.  Fun was had by all.   

Councilmember Fu stated that Municipal Alliance is no longer allowed to have a separate bank account.  A meeting was held with the Finance Department to arrange for the account to be put under the Finance Department’s responsibility.  Last year, NJ Theater Alliance offered Peter and the Wolf at Borough School, free of charge.  They are offering another program in 2012.  Stage Fund is running at Borough School and 25 students registered in one hour, and there are seven students on the waiting list.  Municipal Alliance is considering running a second program.  They are looking for new ideas for the Teen Volunteer Corp students, so all thoughts are welcome.   

Councilmember Fu advised that the Recycling Committee met recently and discussed  efforts to avoid items getting dumped in the wrong bins.  They will be looking at different signage to keep the bins organized.  A meeting was held with DonJon to discuss issues with the electronics bin.  They will replace the current bin with an enclosed bin and a sorting bin to keep certain electronics separated.   The Recycling Center will be closed at noon on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve.   They further advised that holiday lights are recyclable.    

 Councilmember Fu advised that the Sustainable New Jersey Committee met this week and renamed the committee “Sustain the Plains Team.”  Discussions with school administration have begun in order to get the students involved with sustainability.  Activities for the students will assist in obtaining our Certification, hopefully by August 2012.  Councilmember Fu shared a picture taken at the League of Municipalities where Mayor and Councilmembers accepted the $1,000 grant.   

Mayor Druetzler acknowledged the Municipal Alliance and stated that Melissa Gibson’s 12 year old son, Jeremy, is a Regional Pokémon Champion.  He is eligible to go to Hawaii next summer for another competition.  

Ordinance & Public Utilities

 Councilmember Zabihach referenced Ordinance 19-2011 and added that “Technical Review Escrow Deposit” was included for the Steep Slopes and Riparian Zone Ordinance. 

Councilmember Zabihach stated that the Planning Board met on Monday, November 21, 2011 and had a full agenda.  The Waterview at Hanover has been reduced to 60 units.  The application was then deemed complete.  An application for a Mexican Tortilla restaurant on Speedwell Avenue was also heard by the Board and they will review parking issues. 

Councilmember Zabihach stated that the Whippany River Water Shed Association will meet on December 7th 2011 to discuss dredging Thompson Pond.  

 PRESENTATION OF COMMUNICATION, PETITIONS, ETC. 

Mayor Druetzler opened the meeting to the public.

Hearing no one, Mayor Druetzler closed the public portion.   

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 #_17-2011__

 AN ORDINANCE TO PROVIDE FOR THE PARTIAL AMENDMENT AND SUPPLEMENTATION OF "CHAPTER 13, 2000 BOROUGH OF MORRIS PLAINS LAND DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE”  WITH THE ADDITION OF A NEW SECTION 13-5.9 ENTITLED “STEEP SLOPES” AND A NEW SECTION 13-5.10 ENTITLED “RIPARIAN ZONE” AND AMENDING THE CHECKLISTS SET FORTH AT SECTION 13-4.2G AND THE APPENDIX CONSISTENT THEREWITH.  

Councilmember McCluskey seconded the motion. 

Mayor Druetzler stated that this Ordinance is mandated by the DEP.  He added that this Ordinance must be approved by the Planning Board at their meeting of December 12, 2011 in order for the Governing Body to take further action on it. 

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

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Absent:          None 

Thereupon, Councilmember Zabihach offered the following resolution:            

WHEREAS, the above ordinance was introduced and read by title at this meeting on December 1, 2011 and passed on first reading.            

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED at a meeting to be held on December 15, 2011 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 therefore, 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 Karr 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 #_18-2011__

AN ORDINANCE TO APPROPRIATE $40,000.00 FROM THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND FOR THE IMPROVEMENTS TO BE UNDERTAKEN BY THE BOROUGH OF MORRIS PLAINS, IN THE COUNTY OF MORRIS, STATE OF NEW JERSEY 

Councilmember Karr seconded the motion. 

Mayor Druetzler stated this Ordinance allows us to take care of Borough properties and parks drainage, fencing and tree prunings. 

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

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Absent:          None

 Thereupon, Councilmember Zabihach offered the following resolution:            

 WHEREAS, the above ordinance was introduced and read by title at this meeting on December 1, 2011 and passed on first reading.            

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED at a meeting to be held on December 15, 2011 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 therefore, 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 Coogan 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.  19 -2011

AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE PARTIAL AMENDMENT, SUPPLEMENTATION AND REPEAL OF CERTAIN FEES SET FORTH IN THE FEE SCHEDULE OF THE BOROUGH OF MORRIS PLAINS, CHAPTER 2, SECTION 2-46, IN THE "REVISED ORDINANCES OF THE BOROUGH OF MORRIS PLAINS, NEW JERSEY, 1972.”

 Councilmember McCluskey seconded the motion. 

Mayor Druetzler stated that this Ordinance represents modifications to our fee schedule. 

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

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Absent:          None

 Thereupon, Councilmember Zabihach offered the following resolution:            

 WHEREAS, the above ordinance was introduced and read by title at this meeting on December 1, 2011 and passed on first reading.            

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED at a meeting to be held on December 15, 2011 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 therefore, 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 Karr seconded the resolution. 

All in favor.

ORDINANCES ON SECOND READING

 Councilmember Zabihach read by title the ordinance entitled: 

ORDINANCE #_14-2011__

BOND ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF SUN VALLEY WAY AND LAUREL STREET IN AND BY THE BOROUGH OF MORRIS PLAINS, IN THE COUNTY OF MORRIS, NEW JERSEY, APPROPRIATING $260,000 THEREFOR AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $50,000 BONDS OR NOTES OF THE BOROUGH FOR FINANCING SUCH APPROPRIATION.

which ordinance was introduced and passed on first reading at a meeting held on November 10, 2011.

The Clerk read the following notice: 

The bond ordinance, the summary terms of which are included herein, was introduced and passed upon first reading at a meeting of the governing body of the Borough of Morris Plains, in the County of Morris, New Jersey, on November 10, 2011.  It will be further considered for final passage, after public hearing thereon, at a meeting of the governing body to be held at the Municipal Building in said Borough on December 1, 2011 at 8:30  P.M.  During the week prior to and up to and including the date of such meeting copies of the full ordinance will be available at no cost and during regular business hours at the Clerk’s office in said Municipal Building for the members of the general public who shall request the same.   

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.  

Mayor Druetzler stated that we received grant monies to perform this work and this ordinance allows us to move forward at the beginning of the year.   

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 McCluskey, Cecala, Coogan, Fu, Karr & Zabihach

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Absent:          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.

Councilmember Zabihach read by title the ordinance entitled:

 ORDINANCE #_15-2011

AN ORDINANCE CONCERNING COMPENSATION FOR FIRE INSPECTORS OF THE BOROUGH OF MORRIS PLAINS 

which ordinance was introduced and passed on first reading at a meeting held on November 10, 2011.

The Clerk read the following notice: 

 Notice is hereby given that the following ordinance was submitted in writing at a meeting of the Mayor and Borough Council of the Borough of Morris Plains on December 1, 2011, 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 December 15, 2011 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.  

Mayor Druetzler stated this Ordinance sets the compensation for the Fire Inspectors.  

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 Cecala seconded the motion. 

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

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

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Absent:          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. 

 Councilmember Zabihach read by title the ordinance entitled: 

ORDINANCE NO.  16 -2011

AN ORDINANCE CONCERNING SALARIES AND LONGEVITY PAY 

which ordinance was introduced and passed on first reading at a meeting held on November 10, 2011.

The Clerk read the following notice: 

Notice is hereby given that the following ordinance was submitted in writing at a meeting of the Mayor and Borough Council of the Borough of Morris Plains on November 10, 2011, 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 December 1, 2011 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. 

Mayor Druetzler stated this Ordinance sets the compensation for non-union employees.    

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 Karr seconded the motion. 

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

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

Nays:              None

Abstain:         None

Absent:          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.

RESOLUTIONS 

None.   

UNFINISHED BUSINESS 

None.  

NEW BUSINESS

 None.  

VOUCHERS 

None.  

Councilmember Zabihach moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:50 p.m. 

Seconded by Councilmember McCluskey.  

So moved.                                                                               

                                                              Frank J. Druetzler, Mayor

_____________________________June R. Uhrin, Borough Clerk