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East Amwell Township Committee

1070 Route 202/31, Ringoes, NJ 08551

NOVEMBER 12, 2015 – 7:30 p.m.         

 

1) CALL TO ORDER    Statement of Compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act

 

2)  PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE AMERICAN FLAG

 

3) AGENDA REVIEW BY CLERK

 

4) ANNOUNCEMENTS

A.   Hunterdon County will have a hazardous waste collection day on Saturday,

November 14th – held at the Route 12 County Complex from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Contact 908-788-1110 for details.

 

B.   The Recreation Committee is holding Recreational BINGO at East Amwell

Township School on Friday, November 13, at 7 p.m. – The public is encouraged

to attend.

 

C.    Municipal Offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 26 and 27,

2015, for Thanksgiving holidays.

 

D.   The Township Committee will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. on December 10,

prior to the regular monthly meeting, to discuss the budget with the CFO.

 

5) UPDATE FROM THE CFO

 

6) SPECIAL DISCUSSIONS

            A.  Presentation from Elizabethtown Gas on Issues Involved With Extension of Service-

Gary Marmo, AGL Resources, will be in attendance

 

7) STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS

A.  Board of Adjustment – Update from Chair Sherrie Binder

 

B.   Planning Board – Update from Chair Don Reilly

 

C.  Farmland/Open Space Preservation

1) Representative from NJ Conservation Foundation (NCF) – Information on

“Higgins” Project

2) Request for Township Committee Resolution or Letter to Hunterdon County

to Support NJCF Application for a Hunterdon County Nonprofit Grant

3) Authorization for the Township to Apply for a County Cooperative Grant

Towards the “Higgins” Project

4) Request for Authorization to Support Ancillary Costs in the Amount Not to

Exceed $2,000 Toward a Property to be Acquired by D & R Greenway

Land Trust for Mudd property, Block 34, Lot 21.05

 

            D.   Environmental Commission

1) 10/28 Request to Support Clean Water Supplies – Updated NJ Statewide

Water Supply Plan, Suggesting Use of Sample Language from ANJEC

 

E.  Appointment of Mike Petrus as Chair for Clawson Park Advisory Committee

 

8) APPROVAL OF MINUTES

A.   October 8, 2015 Special Meeting – Volunteer Interview

B.   October 8, 2015 Regular Meeting

9) OPEN TO THE PUBLIC    Comments pertaining to topics not on tonight’s agenda (limited

to a total of 15 minutes)

10) CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS

A.   RAFFLE LICENSE #15-07  East Amwell Township School PTO, Basket Auction on

March 11, 2016, at East Amwell Township School

           

11) PUBLIC HEARINGS/INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCES

 

Public Hearing(s):

A.  ORDINANCE 15-16 (New Number)   AN ORDINANCE TO PROVIDE FOR                                                     LEVELING AND SUBGRADE RECONSTRUCTION OF VARIOUS TOWNSHIP                                         ROADS AS GENERAL IMPROVEMENTS FOR THE TOWNSHIP OF EAST                                                             AMWELL, IN THE COUNTY OF HUNTERDON, NEW JERSEY AND                                                       APPROPRIATING $75,000.00 FROM THE CAPITAL SURPLUS.

1) Proof of Publication;          2) Public Hearing;       3) Action on Ordinance

Introduction of Ordinance(s)

A.   ORDINANCE 15-17  AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF EAST                                 AMWELL, COUNTY OF HUNTERDON, STATE OF NEW JERSEY, AMENDING           CHAPTER 92 (LAND MANAGEMENT) OF THE ORDINANCES OF THE                         TOWNSHIP OF EAST AMWELL REGARDING THE EXPIRATION OF                                        VARIANCES

 

12) SPECIAL COMMITTEE REPORTS – None

                       

13) UNFINISHED BUSINESS

            A.  Township Administrator’s Update:

1) Permanent Status Appointment – Assistant Treasurer Charlene Santo

2) Other

B.   Mayor’s Update, if applicable

1) Complete Streets Summit at NJ DOT on 10-26-15

 

14)   NEW BUSINESS

                                   

15)   OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

16)  EXECUTIVE SESSION, If Applicable    

17) ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

            A.  TREASURER/CFO PASQUA

– Resolution(s) Prior to Bill List

– Bills of the Evening – November 12, 2015 Bill List

B.  TAX COLLECTOR HYLAND:

–     October 2015 Disbursements & Receipts Report

–          Resolution(s), if applicable

 

  1. MUNICIPAL COURT CLERK HOOVEN:

–  October 2015 Municipal Court Report

 

  1. DPW SUPERINTENDENT SILVERTHORN:

–  September and October 2015 Monthly Reports

 

  1. NJSP – KINGWOOD:

–          October 2015 Activity Report

 

  1. WEST AMWELL TWP. POLICE:

–          October 2015 Traffic Enforcement Report

 

18) CORRESPONDENCE

            A.  NJ LEAGUE OF MUNICIPALITIES:

-10/9 100th Conference; Verizon BPPT Bills; NJAFM Conference;

Best Practices Checklist

– 10/16 Gateway Project Forum; Creative Solutions to 2% Cap; NJAFM

Conference; Best Practices Checklist

– 10/23 Bills on Governor’s Desk; “NJ Investing in You”; Annual Conference

Update; Gateway Project Forum; Survey on Creative Solutions for

2% Cap

–  10/27 Urgent Action Needed on Gateway Project

– 10/27 Federal Advocacy Update:  Highway Bill Advances; Municipal

Securities Classification; Sanctuary City Mandate is Blocked;

EPA Tougher Ozone Standard; Great Lakes CSO (Sewer Overflow)

Appropriations Act; Federal Broadband Funding; ACA Excise Tax

(on Health Benefits) as a Burden to Local Governments

– 10/28 Survey on High School Youth Civic Engagement

– September 2015 Legislative Bulletin

– 10/30 Bills on Governor’s Desk; Congress Passes 2 Year Budget   and

Highway Trust Extension; Survey- High School Youth Civic Engagement

  1. UNITED STATES:
  2. STATE OF NEW JERSEY:

– 10/13 Dept. of Agriculture – No Major Infestations of Gypsy Moths in East

Amwell

 

 

– NJ DEP, Suspected Hazardous Substances Discharge Notices – ask for copies

– 10/8; 10/13; 10/19 – Spectra Energy – non emergency maintenance

– 10/15 113 Back Brook Road

– 10/22  86 Old York Road

– SADC, 10/28 Right to Farm Act and Agricultural Mediation Program

 

  1. HUNTERDON COUNTY:

– Public Health Services, October 2015 Board of Health Report

  1. EAST AMWELL TOWNSHIP:

*          – 10/1 Email from Resident A. Bonette re: Intervening in PennEast Application

                        – 10/29 Atty. Client Privilege Memo from Atty. St. Angelo Update on Mt. Laurel

Litigation

– 11-4 Atty. St. Angelo, Motion to Extend Temporary Immunity

– 10/13 Pluese, Becker & Saltzman, LLC, McCormick LLC v. Kennedy –

Order Entering Default – ask for copy

– 10/13 Garden State Lab, Satisfactory Water Testing at Clawson Park

– ask for copy

F.   WEST AMWELL TOWNSHIP:

– 10/7 Resolution re: Preserving Integrity of Local Pension System

– 10/22 Land Development Amendment hearing on 11-18-15 at 7:30 p.m.

(Permitted Uses; Conditional Uses; Farm Standards as a Principal Use;

Accessory Building Standards)

G.   DELAWARE TOWNSHIP, 10/28 Land Use Ordinance Amendment hearing on

11/9 at 7:30 p.m. (Application and Escrow Fees)

H.   BETHLEHEM TOWNSHIP, 10/1 Resolution re: Preserving the Integrity of Local

Pension Systems

I.  CITY OF UNION CITY, 10/26 Resolution Urging NJ Mayors to Provide Leadership

In Ending Human Trafficking at the Local Level

J.  BOROUGH OF WANAQUE, 10/26 Resolution to Implement a Study Commission for

The Reduction or Abolishment of County Government in NJ

K. SOURLAND CONSERVANCY, Autumn 2015 “Sourland Journal” Newsletter – Ask

for copy or view on line at www.sourland.org

L.  HANDEX, 10-12/15 Technical Report for East Amwell Twp. property – ask for copy.

M. NJ BANKERS, 10/26/15 Property Maintenance through Banking Institutions

N.  ANJEC, 10/19 Request for Support of Updated NJ Statewide Water Supply Plan

O.  NJ YOUTH CHALLENGE ACADEMY, Program Information for At Risk Youth –

ask for copy

P. EASTERN STATES ENVIRONMENTAL ASSOCIATES, INC., 10/29 Notification

of DEP Freshwater Wetlands Application for B. 3/ L. 3.04 – ask for copy

Q.  TOWNSHIP OF LEBANON, 11/4 Resolution in Support of Renaming Portion of

Route 173 “173rd Airborne Brigade Highway”

 

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