NOTICE OF MEETING



PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT THE PEQUANNOCK TOWNSHIP COUNCIL WILL HOLD

A REGULAR MEETING ON  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2006, STARTING AT 7:30 P.M. IN THE  COURTROOM OF THE MUNICIPAL BUILDING LOCATED AT 530 NEWARK- POMPTON TURNPIKE,  POMPTON PLAINS, NEW JERSEY.

 

 

1.         Mayor calls the Meeting to Order with the Reading of the Sunshine Statement, a Flag

            Salute and Prayer.

 

 

2.         Moment of Silence:  Honoring the Men and Women of our Armed Forces who protect

            our Nation and for those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our Nation.

 

 

3.         Roll Call:    EE    H    K   V    SP    MGR.    ATTY.    CLERK ______P.M.

 

 

4.         Minutes for Approval:  

 

            Regular Meeting:  September 26, 2006

          

 

5.         Special Presentation:  

 

            Captain Robert Cascone, Pequannock Township First Aid Squad.                   

           

 

6.         Public Discussion:  Persons wishing to address the Township Council are requested to

            come forward stating their name and address for the record.  The public will have an

            additional comment period at the end of this agenda.

 

 

7.         Ordinances for Introduction:

           

                        #2006-29         Ordinance -      Amending Chapter 129 entitled "Parks and                                                                                           "Recreation" of the Code of the Township of                                                                             Pequannock.

                                                                        (This Ordinance would prohibit smoking in                                                                                            Pequannock Valley Park.)

 

 

 

 

                        #2006-31         Ordinance -      Amending 189.11 of Chapter 189 entitled

                                                                        "Zoning" of the Code of the Township of

                                                                        Pequannock, in order to address the requirements

                                                                        of the N.J. Council on Affordable Housing related

                                                                        to the Township's Substantive Certification of its

                                                                        Housing Plan Element and Fair Share Plan.

                                                                        (COAH has required amendments to our Code

                                                                        based upon its review of our Housing and Fair

                                                                        Share Plan.)

 

                        #2006-32         Ordinance -      Authorizing the execution of a contract for the

                                                                        purchase of Block 308, Lot 8 from Hankil Chung

                                                                        and Kuen Sook Chung.

                                                                        (This property was considered a priority

                                                                        acquisition by the Township's Open Space

                                                                        Committee for development of the Pompton

                                                                        Riverwalk and will be purchased for $342,000

                                                                        with funds from the Township, County, and State

                                                                        and Federal Governments.)

 

                        #2006-33         Ordinance -      Authorizing the execution of a contract for the

                                                                        purchase of Block 3710, Lot 9 from Jean L. Epright.

                                                                        (This property was considered a priority

                                                                        acquisition by the Township's Open Space       

                                                                        Committee for the development of the Pompton

                                                                        Riverwalk and will be purchased for $210,000 with

                                                                        funds from the Township, County, and State and

                                                                        Federal Governments.)

 

                        #2006-34         Ordinance -      Authorizing the execution of a contract for the

                                                                        purchase of Block 3704, Lot 27 from Herbert and

                                                                        Marie Irwin.

                                                                        (This property was considered a priority

                                                                        acquisition by the Township's Open Space

                                                                        Committee for the development of the Pompton

                                                                        Riverwalk and will be purchased for $25,000 with

                                                                        funds from the Township, County, and State and

                                                                        Federal Governments.)

 

 

8.         Hearing of Ordinances:     Final Reading and Adoption

 

            #2006-23         Ordinance -      Amending revised general Ordinances of the Township

                                                            of Pequannock and regulating news racks placed

                                                            within the Township.

                                                            (This Ordinance has been under consideration for some

                                                            time and will regulate the placement of news racks within

                                                            the Township at designated areas along the Turnpike.)

           

            #2006-24         Ordinance -      Amending Chapter 79 entitled "Fees of the Code of

                                                            the Township of Pequannock".

                                                            (Due to an error in the publication of Ordinance #2006-18

                                                            this legislation will increase certain reproduction fees as

                                                            recommended by the Township Engineer.)

 

            #2006-25         Ordinance -      Amending Chapter 153 of the Revised General

                                                            Ordinances of the Code of the Township of Pequannock

                                                            and amending regulations regarding temporary signs.

                                                            (This legislation will regulate the placement of temporary

                                                            real estate signs through a formal permitting process.)

 

            #2006-26         Ordinance -      Amending the Revised General Ordinances of the Code

                                                            of the Township of Pequannock prohibiting graffiti and

                                                            requiring the removal.

                                                            (Early this summer Public Law, c. 31 provided that

                                                            Governing Bodies of all municipalities may establish

                                                            Ordinances to prohibit acts of graffiti and the removal

                                                            of same.  This legislation will give the Township that

                                                            authority based upon the new state law.)          

 

            #2006-27         Ordinance -      Accepting the conveyance of a Utility Easement from

                                                            G & D Pier, L.L.C.

                                                            (G & D Pier, L.L.C., owners of Block 3704, Lot 2 situated

                                                            along Route 23 have agreed to a Utility Easement as part of

                                                            the sewer expansion project.)

           

            #2006-28         Ordinance -      Accepting the conveyance of Utility Easement from #23

                                                            Route 23 Associates.

                                                            (#23 Route 23, owners of Block 3704, Lots 3 & 7 situated

                                                            along Route 23 have agreed to utility Easements as part

                                                            of the sewer expansion project.)

 

            #2006-30         Ordinance -      Amending and supplementing Chapter 153 entitled "Signs"

                                                            and Chapter 189 entitled "Zoning" of the Code of the

                                                            Township of Pequannock.

                                                            (Based upon the recommendation of the Planning Board of

                                                            its meeting on August 24, the following changes have been

                                                            requested for Council's consideration and action.)

 

 

9.         Consent Agenda:       Anything placed on this agenda has been deemed to  non-

            controversial and a matter of routine business and will be voted on by one motion.

                                   

                                                            M_____                      Vote_____

 

 

            9.1       Resolution -      Appointing Gail DeGraw as Municipal Housing Liaison to

                                                the Township of Pequannock.

                                                (COAH has required the appointment of a Municipal Housing

                                                Liaison.)

 

            9.2       Resolution -      Certification of the Annual Audit.

                                                (This Resolution approves the Annual Audit for the 2005

                                                Calendar Year.)

 

            9.3       Resolution -      Supporting a statewide ethics standard for local, county and state

                                                government.     

                                                (This Resolution requests our state legislators to set in place                                                       statewide ethical standards.)                                         

           

            9.4       Resolution -      Supporting A-3444/S-2183.

                                                (This Resolution supports legislative initiatives to continue the

                                                ability for cap exceptions for certain insurance costs, homeland

                                                security costs, and the like. Current exemptions expired in

                                                June of this year.) 

           

            9.5       Resolution -      Releasing Performance Guarantee.

                                                (Upon request of the property owner and applicant, a request

                                                to release his Performance Bond has been made and approved by

                                                the Township Engineer for 6 Misty Court, Block 1201, Lot 19.)

 

            9.6       Resolution -      Requesting the appropriation of a special item of general

                                                revenue for funds received under the Highway Traffic Safety/

                                                Child Safety Seat Initiative.

                                                (The Township has received $5,000 from the State of New Jersey

                                                after the adoption of the 2006 budget, and this special item of                                                    revenue will cover the costs of salary and wages and other                                                                     expenses to fund the Safety Seat Program in Pequannock                                                                 Township.)

 

            9.7       Resolution -      Cancel unexpected balances in the general capital improvement

                                                and total capital improvement funds.

                                                (Each year the Township administration reviews the standing of

                                                all active capital ordinances.  Based upon that review cancellations

                                                have been recommended so that those funds may be returned to the

                                                capital improvement fund for capital surplus.)

 

            9.8       Resolution -      Authorizing a Grant Application for the Transportation Demand

                                                Management Municipal Intiatives Grant.

                                                This Grant provided through TransOptions promotes pedestrian

                                                safety and funds improvements for the development of sidewalks,

                                                bikeways and the like.)

 

            9.9       Proclamation -  United Nations Day

 

            9.10     Proclamation -  October designated as National Domestic Violence Awareness           

                                                 Month.

 

            9.11     Approval  -      Steven P. Cappadonna to the rolls of Engine Company #1.

 

            9.12     Approval  -      On-Premises Merchandise Raffle

                                                On-Premises 50/50 Raffle

                                                 P.T.A. Haskell School--November 17, 2006

 

            9.13     Approval    -    Various Credits, Refunds and Redemptions.

 

           

10.       Request Reports:      Manager's Report/Council Members' Report/Council                                                                Liaison Reports.

 

 

11.       Communications:      

 

            11.1     Letter from Paul Hollick                        Re:  Reappointment to the TBSA

                                                                                    Commission.

 

            11.2     Letter from James Kramer                    Re:  Appointment to the Fair Housing

                                                                                    Committee.      

 

            11.3     Letter from Gerard Fitamant                 Re:  Appointment to the Planning Board

                       

            11.4     Letter from Jonathan Pera                     Re:  Board Appointment

 

 

 

12.       New Business:           

 

                        None.

 

 

13.       Unfinished Business:

 

                        None.

 

 

14.       Resolutions:

 

                        None.

                         

 

15.       Public Discussion:      Persons wishing to address the Township Council are requested to

                                                come forward stating their name and address for the record.     

 

 

16.       Payment of Bills:        Motion that the list of bills dated October 24, 2006, as posted                                                   and presented be paid.

 

 

17.       Closed Session:          Personnel.

 

 

18.       Adjournment: Motion_____S______that the meeting be closed at _____  p.m.