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MINUTES OF MONTAGUE TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING

July 8, 2008

OPENING STATEMENT
Mayor Barbagallo called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m. and stated that the meeting was being held in compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act  PL. 1975 C. 231 and has been duly advertised.

FLAG SALUTE
All present were asked to salute the flag.

ROLL CALL
Those present were Mr. Brace, Mr. Brislin, Mr. Teufert, Mr. Utter, Mr. Barbagallo, Attorney Padula,  and Clerk Francisco.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS
Mr. Brislin made a motion to open to the public regarding agenda items only.  Mr. Teufert seconded the motion, and it was carried by a unanimous voice vote.

The Residents of 3 Chubby Lane wanted to be sure that the drainage issue would be addressed by the committee during the meeting.  Mayor Barbagallo stated that the Committee would be discussing the Topic under unfinished business.  
Jodi Case- Kennedy wished to speak about the Gypsy Moths.  Mayor Barbagallo responded that she should wait until public participation.

Mr. Teufert motioned to close public participation regarding agenda items.  Mr. Brace seconded the motion.  The motion was carried with all in favor.

MONTAGUE BASEBALL- The Montague Little League Baseball Team, AMONTAGUE METS@ attended the meeting and presented to  the Mayor and  Township Committee their A2008 Champions@ trophy to be displayed in the township=s trophy case. 
Mayor Barbagallo congratulated the team and the coaches.

MINUTES    June 24, 2008 Regular Session and Executive Session
Mr. Brislin motioned to approve the minutes of 06-24-2008,  Mr. Brace seconded the motion.  The motion was carried with all in favor.

COMMITTEE REPORTS
Administration, Finance, Public Safety, Health and Welfare, Public Works,
Recreation Committee
Mr. Teufert reported for the Recreation Committee, he stated that the Committee needed $255 for the handicap bathroom, $225.00 for the wandering Magician entertainer and $545.00 for the repair of Bleachers.  Mr. Brislin motioned to approve a total of $1025.00 requested.   Mr. Brace seconded the motion.  The motion was carried with a unanimous roll call vote.    Mr. Teufert also requested money for a third tent if needed.  Mr. Brislin seconded the motion.  The motion was carried by a unanimous roll call vote. 
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
John Bathgate reported that the DPW has hauled millings to Steenykill Road.  York raked and redid the culverts on Steenykill Rd.  Later in the week the oil and stone were completed.  He also reported that their newest dump truck is under repair.  They repaired the recycling  trailer and refurbished frame from on another dump truck.  New Myrtle will be receiving millings and will continue street sweeping  and cleaning of catch basins.  Mark Utter pointed out that the catch basins in Old Mine Commons are deteriorating and should be addressed prior to winter.     

BILLS LIST- Payment of Vouchers
Mr. Brislin motioned to approve the bills list.  Mr. Teufert seconded the motion. The motion was carried by a unanimous roll call vote.

RESOLUTIONS

R 2008- 66     
RESOLUTION APPOINTING REGISTRAR OF VITAL STATISTICS
3 yr term
Mr. Brislin motioned to appoint Desrie Picinich as to the position of Registrar of Vital Statistics.  Mr. Teufert seconded the motion.  The motion was carried by a majority roll call vote.
VOTE: Mr. Brace, no;  Mr. Brislin, yes; Mr. Teufert, yes; Mr. Utter, no; Mr. Barbagallo, yes.

R 2008-67      
NJ DOT MUNICIPAL AID APPLICATION FOR RESURFACING OF OVERLOOK DRIVE

Mr. Brislin motioned to adopt R 2008-68.  Mr. Teufert seconded the motion.  The motion was carried with all in favor.

R 2008-68      
AWARD OF WEIDER ROAD RESURFACING BID

Mr. Brislin  motioned to award Tilcon, Inc. the Weider Road project subject to the Engineer=s approval.  Mr. Teufert seconded the motion.  The motion was carried by a unanimous roll call vote.
  
R 2008-69      
OUTSIDE LIEN REDEMPTION

Mr. Brislin motioned to approve R 2008-69.  Mr. Teufert seconded the motion.  The motion was carried by a unanimous roll call vote.

R 2008 -71    
2008-09 LIQUOR LICENSE RENEWAL 
  
Mr. Brislin motioned to approve R 2008-71 for Candy=s Pizza.  Mr. Teufert  seconded the motion.  The motion was carried by a unanimous roll call vote.
                         
UNFINISHED BUSINESS

-Coss Lane Drainage Easement and other Drainage Issues-
           Chubby Lane-   Two  price quotes  were received by the Committee, they were AJB Services- $1350.00:    CMV   $1650.00.   Mr. Brislin  motioned to approve work to be done by CMV subject to the Engineer=s approval.  Mr. Brace  seconded the motion.  The motion was carried by a majority roll call vote.  VOTE: Mr. Brace, yes; Mr. Brislin, yes;  Mr. Teufert, abstain, Mr. Utter, abstain, Mr. Barbagallo, yes.
             Rubin Hill Rd.  Mr. Barbagallo stated that he would obtain price quotes to fix drainage problems.
-Agreement Montague School and Township Committee- Mayor Barbagallo reported that the school Board  is opposed to the agreement the way it stands and has requested a meeting with the Mayor  and he will follow through with that.
-New Myrtle Drive- Mr. Clark representative of New Myrtle Drive requested a meeting with the Township Committee.  The committee agreed to 6:00 p.m. on July 22, 2008.
                          
-Court Review- Mr. Utter requested to see the Court figures. The courts review will  be discussed at the next meeting.

-TAX MAP ENGINEER CONTRACT- Receipt of a contract is still pending from the engineer.

-Gypsy Moth- A discussion took place regarding the parameters for the non binding referendum to be proposed.  Mr.  Teufert stated that he would obtain a price quote for the spraying of the municipality for  Gypsy Moths in 2009.      

-Shared Services- County Shared Services Coordinator- Mr. Brislin motioned to advertise a meeting to meet with Keith Armstrong for July 23, 2008 at 7:00pm. Mr. Teufert seconded the motion.  The motion was carried with all in favor.

-Surplus Equipment- Mayor Barbagallo recommended an updated list of surplus equipment from the DPW. 

Applications
-APPLICATION FOR RED LIGHT AND/OR SIREN PERMIT Mr. Brislin motioned to approve the permit for Ryan Rigel.  Mr. Brace seconded the motion.  The motion was carried with all in favor.
-PTA Raffle Applications   - 50/50 and Raffle
Mr. Brace  motioned to approve the Raffle License.  Mr. Brislin seconded the motion.  The motion was carried by a majority vote.  Mr. Teufert abstained.

MONTHLY REPORTS
Tax Collector-June 2008-    $65,402.71,  the year to date  $4,007,155.56
Fire Department -May 2008 as reported.

CORRESPONDENCE
New Jersey Senate- Transparency in Government Act-
 Mr. Brislin motioned to approve the resolution.  Mr. Brace seconded the motion.  The motion was carried with all in favor.

PODS- Ordinance-   Mr. Teufert recommended the Ordinance be forwarded to the Land Use Board.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
Mr. Brislin motioned to open to the public.  Mr. Teufert seconded the motion.  The motion was carried with all in favor.
-Jodi Case Kennedy- She is concerned about pesticides being sprayed and the cost to  the community should the Committee decide to spray.

-Bonnie-3 Chubby Lane- Wanted to know who will be calling CMV and when.

- Rich Carlson- Asked  what has changed since the last Gypsy Moth Spraying decision made in the Spring.  He also asked about the COAH litigation and suggested  updates be provided to the public as they arise.  

- Cole- Spoke about the Electrical Power Lines and suggested passing an ordinance that no tower can be more than 100 feet, to eliminate the cellular towers and high tension voltage from coming through the township.   Mr. Cole also suggested that matters involving personal business matters should not  be discussed at Township Committee Meetings.

-John Bathgate added a milage correction to 25.03 municipal roads and 8 miles in High Point Country Club.

Mr. Teufert motioned to close public participation.  Mr. Brace seconded the motion.  The motion was carried with all in favor.

Mr.  Barbagallo motioned to adopt R 2008-72   Executive Session to discuss attorney client information related to contracts, personnel matters and to take a ten minute break.   Mr. Brislin seconded the motion.  The motion was carried with all in favor.

R 2008-72
RESOLUTION
SESSION PURSUANT TO N.J.S.A. 10:4-12

WHEREAS the Township Committee of the Township of Montague, Sussex County, New Jersey, in compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 et seq., finds it necessary to convene an executive session to discuss matters relating to specifically;

             Matters relating to the Employment Relationship:

             Attorney -Client Information Relating to a Contract 

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED  that the Township Committee will enter an executive session.  It is anticipated that the deliberation conducted in closed session may be disclosed to the public upon the determination of the Township Committee that the public interest will no longer be served by such confidentiality and if not then legally privileged.

DIANA FRANCISCO, RMC
Municipal Clerk

07-08-2008      
Mr. Teufert motioned to return to regular session and to close executive session..  Mr. Brace seconded the motion, The motion was carried with all in favor.

ADJOURN
Mr. Teufert motioned to adjourn meeting.  Mr Utter seconded the motion.  The motion was carried with all in favor.

submitted by,
Diana Francisco

Clerk