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June 26, 2007 Regular Meeting

Date: June 26, 2007

MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE TEANECK TOWNSHIP COUNCIL
HELD IN THE
MUNICIPAL BUILDING COUNCIL CHAMBERS
ON TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2007

Mayor Katz called the Regular Meeting of the Teaneck Township Council to order at 8:00 p.m., and asked all those present to rise for the Pledge of Allegiance.

Pledge of Allegiance

ROLL CALL  

Present: C. Feit, C. Kates, DM. Parker, C. Rudolph, C. Honis, C. Gussen, Mayor Katz.

Absent: None.

Also Present: S. Turitz - Ferrara, Turitz, Harraka & Goldberg, Esqs.; H. V. Fall, Municipal Manager; L.    Aportela-Hernandez, Acting Clerk, J. Hodges, Assistant to the Municipal Clerk.

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENT

Adequate notice of this meeting has been provided by adoption of Resolution #466-06, setting the 2007 meeting dates sending a copy to THE RECORD, THE SUBURBANITE, THE BERGEN NEWS/SUN BULLETIN, THE CONNECTION, THE JEWISH STANDARD, SU GUIA and THE COUNTY SEAT, filing a copy in the Township Clerk’s Office and posting it on the Municipal Building bulletin board, and the Mayor hereby directs that this statement be included in the minutes.

Mayor Katz announced that Council discussed personnel and litigation in Closed Session.

A moment of silence was observed for State Senator Byron Bayer of the 37th District.

PRESENTATIONS

Mayor Katz and C. Honis presented the following people with Certificates of Appreciation for being T-Shirt sponsors for the 2007 Clean and Green weekend:

  B & B Cafe.
  Congregation Beth Aaron Men’s Club.
  Congregation Beth Abraham of Bergenfield.
  The Fall Family.
  The Garb Family.
  Molly Gussen.
  The Honis Family.
  Ari Jacobson & Family.
  The Jewish Standard.
  Councilmember Jackie and Michael Kates.
  Mayor Elie Y. Katz.
  Yosef Levine.
  Law Offices of Michael Samuel.
  P.D. Security Systems.
  Teaneck Baseball Organization.
  Teaneck High School Baseball Teams.
  Teaneck Junior Soccer League (TJSL).
  The Tarragin Family.

The Garden Club was presented a Certificate of Appreciation for their flower donation of the 2007 Clean and Green weekend.

Mayor Katz, C. Honis and C. Kates presented Rev. Gloria Tate with a Certificate of Recognition for her 30th Anniversary of Ordination.

Mayor Katz, C. Honis and C. Kates presented Genevieve Maiberger the 2007 Teaneck Volunteer of the Year Award.

Mayor Katz and DM. Parker presented Breanna Fields with a Certificate of Appreciation for being Valedictorian of Teaneck High School's Class of 2007.

Mayor Katz and C. Rudolph presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Stuart Kahan for his many years of service on the TEDC.

Council broke from 8:22 p.m. to 8:26 p.m. for a recess.

RESOLUTION TO AMEND 2007 MUNICIPAL BUDGET

Resolution 238-07 - Amend the 2007 Municipal Budget.

Mayor to declare hearing on budget amendment open, asking if anyone wishes to comment on this Resolution. 
Carter Jackson - 122 Hamilton Road - Would like to know where in Teaneck there are gangs present.

Laura Zucker - 62 Hillside Avenue - Feels the Bloods and the Crips are present in Teaneck and are recruiting members.

Joan Davis - 976 Alpine Drive - Would like to know what we are doing for our children's future, what activities are we currently providing for them.

Mildred Tucker - 72 Shepard Avenue - Feels that ages 14-17 are being neglected and programs need to be created for this age group.

C. Kates made a motion that the hearing on Resolution 238-07, to Amend the 2007 Municipal Budget, be closed.  Seconded by C. Rudolph and carried by the following vote:

In Favor: C. Feit, C. Kates, DM. Parker, C. Rudolph, C. Honis, C. Gussen, Mayor Katz.

Opposed: None.

Absent: None.

C. Kates made a motion that Resolution 238-07, to Amend the 2007 Municipal Budget, be approved.  Seconded by C. Rudolph:

C. Kates believes the community needs to become involved in this effort and appreciated the Teaneck Police Department and their work accomplished.

DM. Parker supports Resolution 238-07.  DM. Parker explained that the Youth Task Force has met with all departments in the town that are involved with youth.  A Youth Advisory Board has been recently formed and will be financially supported by the FORUM.  DM. Parker explain the make up of the YAB and that she would like to be the Council Liaison and continue working on this project.

C. Gussen explained that an intergovernmental transfer program for Police Officers was something Council discussed but decided against its implementation.  Having the Police Officers from and trained in Teaneck will aid in having the knowledge needed specifically for Teaneck.

Mayor Katz spoke about how many Police Officers were originally required and how Council came to their decision.

Carried by the following vote

In Favor: C. Kates, DM. Parker, C. Rudolph, C. Honis, C. Gussen, Mayor Katz.

Opposed: C. Feit.

Absent: None.
HEARINGS ON ORDINANCES

Ordinance #4011

First reading by title only on June 12, 2007 advertised June 15, 2007 and posted on the bulletin board.

Mayor to declare the hearing on Ordinance #4011 open, asking if anyone wishes to comment on this ordinance.

Art Vatsky - 950 Garrison Avenue - Assumes the reason for this Ordinance is due to the number of accidents that occur in this specific area.  Mr. Vatsky would like to know how many accidents have happened here since July 2006.

Heidi Fuchs - 1247 Trafalgar Street - Feels there should be no more parking restrictions implemented throughout the Township until there is a solution for commuter parking.

C. Feit made a motion that the hearing on Ordinance #4011 be closed and that it proceed to second and final reading by title only.  Seconded by C. Rudolph and carried by the following vote:

In Favor: C. Feit, C. Kates, DM. Parker, C. Rudolph, C. Honis, C. Gussen, Mayor Katz.

Opposed: None.

Absent: None.

The Clerk read the title of the following Ordinance into the record:

ORDINANCE #4011 - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 36, ENTITLED "TRAFFIC" OF THE TOWNSHIP CODE.

C. Feit made a motion that Ordinance #4011 be passed on second and final reading and adopted.  Seconded by C. Rudolph and carried by the following vote:

C. Kates asked Mrs. Fall to clarify why this specific Ordinance was being implemented.

Mrs. Fall explained commuter parking is a completely separate issue that is currently under review and this Ordinance is being enacted because it is a safety issue and the recommendation has come straight from the Police Department.  In regards to Mr. Vatsky he may fill out an OPRA for the information he is requesting.

In Favor: C. Feit, C. Kates, DM. Parker, C. Rudolph, C. Honis, C. Gussen, Mayor Katz.

Opposed: None.

Absent: None.

Ordinance #4012

First reading by title only on June 12, 2007 advertised June 15, 2007 and posted on the bulletin board.

Mayor to declare the hearing on Ordinance #4012 open, asking if anyone wishes to comment on this ordinance.

No one came forward to speak.

DM. Parker made a motion that the hearing on Ordinance #4012 be closed and that it proceed to second and final reading by title only.  Seconded by C. Rudolph and carried by the following vote:

In Favor: C. Feit, C. Kates, DM. Parker, C. Rudolph, C. Honis, C. Gussen, Mayor Katz.

Opposed: None.

Absent: None.

The Clerk read the title of the following Ordinance into the record:

ORDINANCE #4012  - AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE RESURFACING OF FYCKE LANE, SECTION 2, FROM TEANECK ROAD TO GLENWOOD AVENUE AS A GENERAL IMPROVEMENT AND APPROPRIATING $140,000 TO BE ENTIRELY FUNDED BY A GRANT UNDER THE NEW JERSEY TRANSPORTATION TRUST FUND AUTHORITY ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2007.

DM. Parker made a motion that Ordinance #4012 be passed on second and final reading and adopted.  Seconded by C. Rudolph and carried by the following vote:

In Favor: C. Feit, C. Kates, DM. Parker, C. Rudolph, C. Honis, C. Gussen, Mayor Katz.

Opposed: None.

Absent: None.

Ordinance #4013

First reading by title only on June 12, 2007 advertised June 15, 2007 and posted on the bulletin board.

Mayor to declare the hearing on Ordinance #4013 open, asking if anyone wishes to comment on this ordinance.

No one came forward to speak.

C. Rudolph made a motion that the hearing on Ordinance #4013 be closed and that it proceed to second and final reading by title only.  Seconded by C. Honis and carried by the following vote:

In Favor: C. Feit, C. Kates, DM. Parker, C. Rudolph, C. Honis, C. Gussen, Mayor Katz.

Opposed: None.

Absent: None.

The Clerk read the title of the following Ordinance into the record:

ORDINANCE #4013 - AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE PRIVATE SALE OF LOT 6 IN BLOCK 1001 AS SHOWN ON THE TAX MAP OF THE TOWNSHIP OF TEANECK PURSUANT TO N.J.S.A. 40A:12-13 (b) (5).

C. Rudolph made a motion that Ordinance #4013 be passed on second and final reading and adopted.  Seconded by C. Honis and carried by the following vote:

In Favor: C. Feit, C. Kates, DM. Parker, C. Rudolph, C. Honis, C. Gussen, Mayor Katz.

Opposed: None.

Absent: None.

CARRIED ORDINANCES

Ordinance #4010

ORDINANCE #4010 - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING CHAPTER 2, APPENDIX III OF THE TOWNSHIP CODE ENTITLED "FEES AND CHARGES FOR CERTAIN TOWNSHIP SERVICES" RELATING TO FEES FOR THE PERFORMANCE OF MARRIAGES AND CIVIL UNIONS BY THE MAYOR OR DEPUTY MAYOR (WHEN AUTHORIZED BY THE MAYOR).

First reading by title only on May 21, 2007 advertised May 25, 2007 and posted on the bulletin board.

Hearing held on June 12, 2007.  Carried to the June 26, 2007 meeting.

C. Rudolph made a motion that Ordinance #4010 be withdrawn.  Seconded by C. Honis and carried by the following vote:

In Favor: C. Feit, C. Kates, DM. Parker, C. Rudolph, C. Honis, C. Gussen, Mayor Katz.

Opposed: None.

Absent: None.

INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCES

C. Gussen introduced the following Ordinances and setting July 25, 2007 at 8:00 PM, or as soon thereafter as the matter may be reached as the date and time and Municipal Building Council Chambers as the place for a hearing on said Ordinances.  Seconded by C. Rudolph.

ORDINANCE #4014 - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 36, ENTITLED "TRAFFIC" OF THE TOWNSHIP CODE.

ORDINANCE #4016 - AN ORDINANCE GRANTING REAL PROPERTY TAX RELIEF AND EXEMPTION TO CONGREGATION RINAT YISRAEL PURSUANT TO N.J.S.A. 54:4-3.6c.

ORDINANCE #4017- AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ORDINANCE NO. 3896, AS AMENDED, ENTITLED "AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE CODE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF TEANECK, 1964, AS AMENDED TO SET FORTH CERTAIN FEES AND CHARGES FOR CERTAIN TOWNSHIP SERVICES."

ORDINANCE #4018 - AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 36, ENTITLED "TRAFFIC" OF THE TOWNSHIP CODE.

ORDINANCE #4019 - AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 36, ENTITLED "TRAFFIC" OF THE TOWNSHIP CODE.

ORDINANCE #4020 - AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 36, ENTITLED "TRAFFIC" OF THE TOWNSHIP CODE.

ORDINANCE #4021 - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING CHAPTER 2, APPENDIX III OF THE TOWNSHIP CODE ENTITLED "FEES AND CHARGES FOR CERTAIN TOWNSHIP SERVICES" RELATING TO FEES FOR THE PERFORMANCE OF MARRIAGES AND CIVIL UNIONS BY THE MAYOR OR DEPUTY MAYOR (WHEN AUTHORIZED BY THE MAYOR).

ORDINANCE #4022 - AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE SITE PREPARATION, PURCHASE AND INSTALLATION OF AN INCLUSIVE PLAYGROUND AND ALL RELATED APPURTENANCES  IN VOTEE PARK AND APPROPRIATING $180,000 TO  BE FUNDED BY A GRANT UNDER THE COUNTY OF BERGEN 2006 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM AND APPROPRIATING $400,000 FROM THE TOWNSHIP OF TEANECK MUNICIPAL OPEN SPACE AND RECREATION TRUST FUND FOR A TOTAL PROJECT COST NOT TO EXCEED $580,000.

ORDINANCE #4023 - AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND AND SUPPLEMENT CHAPTER 29C OF THE TOWNSHIP CODE, ENTITLED "RENT CONTROL."

ORDINANCE #4024 - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 2-73 "ESTABLISHMENT; ORGANIZATION" IN ARTICLE XIII "DEPARTMENT OF POLICE" IN CHAPTER 2 OF THE TOWNSHIP CODE ENTITLED "CHARTER/ADMINISTRATION CODE."

Carried by the following vote:

In Favor: C. Feit, C. Kates, DM. Parker, C. Rudolph, C. Honis, C. Gussen, Mayor Katz.

Opposed: None.

Absent: None.

Abstained: Mayor Katz (Ordinance # 4023)

As it was 9:00 p.m. Good and Welfare commenced at this time.

Mayor Katz suggested since there were a numerous amount of people present to speak to combine Good and Welfare and Public Input on Resolutions.

C. Rudolph made a motion to combine Good and Welfare and Public Input on Resolutions on this Agenda.  Seconded by C. Kates and carried by the following vote:

In Favor: C. Feit, C. Kates, DM. Parker, C. Rudolph, C. Honis, C. Gussen, Mayor Katz.

Opposed: None.

Absent: None.

GOOD AND WELFARE AND PUBLIC INPUT ON RESOLUTIONS ON THIS AGENDA

Larry Bonnemere - 974 Gaylord Terrace - FAB Chair - Informed Council and residents what the Advisory Board on Finance has been doing for the past few months.

Ron Schwartz - 698 Larch Avenue - Asked if he would be able to get six minutes since the two parts are combined.

Mayor Katz explained it is still three minutes.

C. Kates made a motion to rescind the previous motion.  Seconded by C. Honis and carried by the following vote:

In Favor: C. Feit, C. Kates, DM. Parker, C. Rudolph, C. Honis, C. Gussen, Mayor Katz.

Opposed: None.

Absent: None.

GOOD AND WELFARE

Ronn Schwartz - 968 Larch Avenue - Questioned the Rent Control Ordinance and its yearly review.  Spoke about the e-mails between Barbara Toffler and C. Feit, feels this dialogue should happen on a regular basis including the whole town and religious communities.

Sue Grand - 764 Wendel Place - Feels there is a strong need for a diverse dialogue.  Feels Ms. Toffler is extraordinary, hard working, bridges diversity, etc.

Howard Berger - 323 Willow Street - Spoke about economic development in the south east corner of Teaneck.

Howard Rose - 575 Northumberland Road - Spoke about Teaneck Police Department, all the resources and services Teaneck has to offer that other towns do not, and responded to Mr. Berger's comments.  Mr. Rose feels Council needs to evaluate what in the budget can best be utilized.

Mildred Tucker - 72 Shepard Avenue - Spoke about how race and religion among the Planning Board members should be representative of the make up of the Township.  Ms. Tucker does not agree with mass development.

Naomi Cramer - 623 Maitland Avenue -Spoke about Ms. Toffler and the NY Times quote.

Cindy Balsam - 608 Grenville Avenue - Thanked Council for the inclusive playground and spoke about the damage caused by labeling people.

Dara Picard - 342 Van Buren Avenue - Spoke about Ms. Toffler's and C. Feit's emails and Teaneck being a diverse town.

Sandy Loft - 1270 Dickerson Road - Spoke about the Teaneck Senior Services Center, how all the classes are fully diverse and how everyone gets along.

Mohammed Mian - 206 Hillside Avenue - Spoke about the Muslim Fair, feels Council is an inclusive Council; he serves on two boards, and that hiring more Police Offices for a Gang Task Force is a good idea because our gang problem is real.

Alan Sohn - 752 Cottage Place - Spoke about diversity.  Urges Council to consider the individual's knowledge and experience for an appointment to a board.

Heidi Fuchs - 1247 Trafalgar Street - Ethics Board - Impartiality is really important for Planning Board.

Jeff Holmes 261 Teaneck Road - Spoke about having a gas station convenience store and implementing an hours of operation Ordinance.

Art Vatsky - 950 Garrison Avenue - Spoke about parking and how the Council is reducing the parking in the Township, gangs and Council looking into the "watchful eye" programs that Newark Schools have implemented, Ms. Toffler and how people view her as an even handed person and how she should stay on the Planning Board, and illegal mailings that involved Mr. Schwartz and Mr. Cramer.

James Kinloch - 73 Shepard Avenue - Defined diversity for everyone.

Barbara Toffler - 1374 Academy Lane - Read an e-mail between herself and former Councilmember Emil Yitz Stern.

Charles Powers - 1374 Academy Lane - Spoke about Planning Board meetings, diversity and having a consensus.

Carter Jackson - 122 Hirliman Road - Spoke about having racism amongst a race.

Zev Green - 143 Midwood - Road - Talked about diversity and views of individuals.

Art Lerman - 256 Edgemont Terrace - Would like to have an open diversity dialogue between Council and the public.

Laura Zucker - 62 Hillside Avenue - Spoke about C. Feit saying that Ms. Toffler is anti-orthodox in their e-mail correspondence.

Renee Karibi-Whyte - 113 Gramercy Place - Spoke about the emails and the fact that Teaneck is intentionally a diverse town and Council should get as many "groups" as possible on the boards, considering their qualifications and experience.

Mark Schwartz -  641 Cumberland Avenue - Planning Board Member - He serves on the Planning Board for Teaneck and votes for what he feels is right.

C. Rudolph made a motion to close Public Input on Resolutions and Old Business on this agenda.   Seconded by C. Kates and carried by the following vote:

In Favor: C. Feit, C. Kates, DM. Parker, C. Rudolph, C. Honis, C. Gussen, Mayor Katz.

Opposed: None.

Absent: None.
 
C. Rudolph mad a motion to open Public Input on Resolutions on this Agenda.  Seconded by C. Gussen and carried by the following vote:

In Favor: C. Feit, C. Kates, DM. Parker, C. Rudolph, C. Honis, C. Gussen, Mayor Katz.

Opposed: None.

Absent: None.

PUBLIC INPUT ON RESOLUTIONS ON THIS AGENDA

Howard Rose - 575 Northumberland Road - Commented on the Planning Board appointment resolution and Ms. Toffler not being reappointed.

Ronn Schwartz - 698 Larch Ave  - Complemented C. Feit for speaking his mind.

Naomi Cramer - 623 Maitland Avenue - Feels there should have been a resolution for Ms. Toffler as well on the Agenda.

Zev Green - 143 Midwood Road - Feels that Mr. Kaye is a phenomenal person and the final decision lies with Council.

Mildred Tucker - 72 Shepard Avenue - Feels there should be fair representation on the Planning Board.

Laura Zucker - 62 Hillside Avenue - Feels Ms. Toffler helped calm discussions regarding the Master Plan.  The Planning Board and Board of Adjustment should reflect the community.

Maurice Davis - 98 Franklin Road - Spoke about the road condition.

Sue Grant - 764 Wendel Place - Feels the dialogue between Council and the residents is good.

Barbara Toffler - 1374 Academy Lane - Appreciates all the support from the residents.

Joan Davis - 976 Alpine Drive - Glad to see senior citizen housing, questioned the size of the lot in Resolution 268-07,  why another $100,000.00 is needed for Resolution 255-07, and feels that Ms. Toffler hears everyone.

Mohammed Mian - 206 Hillside Avenue - Said it is up to Council to make final decision about reappointing a board member.

Charles Powers - 1374 Academy Lane - Spoke about the qualifications of Ms. Toffler.

Art Vatsky - 950 Garrison Avenue - Hopes vote is tabled regarding the Resolution appointing Planning Board members.

C. Kates made a motion to close Public Input on Resolutions on this agenda.  Seconded by C. Rudolph and carried by the following vote:

In Favor: C. Feit, C. Kates, DM. Parker, C. Rudolph, C. Honis, C. Gussen, Mayor Katz.

Opposed: None.

Absent: None.

Mrs. Fall explained Franklin Road will be considered for paving in 2008 Budget and Resolution 255-07 is for McNerney and Associates not for Appraisal Systems, the firm which completed the revaluation.

Mr. Turitz explained Rent Control is always visited annually because it is deemed emergency legislation, the Planning Board members have a fixed term, if they are not reappointed, the term expires, and there is no formal vote taken at the Workshop Meetings but there needs to be a majority consensus to list an item on a regular meeting agenda.

C. Kates questioned the specific process for nominating a person to a board.

Mr. Turitz explained the process is the one which this current Council chose.  Council had reviewed  the process earlier in the year and an Ordinance was drafted and passed upon their discussion and decision.

C. Feit explained his opinion is his own regarding appointments and read a statement into the record about diversity and the need to focus on the future.

C. Kates thanked everyone for such an honest and open discussion, feels that dialogue is very important, and she did not want to see Ms. Toffler leave the Planning Board.

DM. Parker feels we should have a separate meeting to discuss the diversity issue, Council should make a commitment to community relations, and supports Ms. Toffler for reappointment to the Planning board.

C. Rudolph feels there are four separate areas of town and we should have an outside person come in to unite the town as a community therapist.

C. Honis spoke about community relations and C. Feit having a right to feel the way he does whether she agrees or not, the problem is when it is brought to a vote.  C. Honis explained that statutory boards hold higher ground than other types of boards.

C. Gussen spoke about diversity and that Council should not be looking at a person's race, creed, gender, etc.  What should be looked at are their qualifications.  Mrs. Toffler was not removed, her term expired.  C. Gussen spoke about some of the quotes found on Amazon.com regarding a book written by Ms. Toffler.

At this time the Mayor called for a recess based upon the audience's demeanor.  Council recessed from 11:27 p.m. to 11:34 p.m.

Mayor Katz commented that he felt that we need some sort of assistance in communication between Council and residents.  Mayor Katz would like to set up a meeting with a variety of community members to establish communication.  He spoke about a previous meeting with Senator Weinberg and some other members of the community and he felt it was helpful.  C. Kates commented that all Councilmembers should be included in such a meeting.

 CONSENT AGENDA

All matters listed below are considered to be routine in nature by Council and will be enacted by one motion.  There will be no separate discussion of these items.  If any discussion is desired by Council, that particular item will be removed from the Consent Agenda and will be considered separately.

C. Feit made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda except for Resolution #s 269-07 to 272-07.  Seconded by C. Kates.

C. Feit made a motion to dispense with the reading of the Consent Agenda it was posted all day  Seconded by C. Kates and carried by the following vote:

In Favor: C. Feit, C. Kates, DM. Parker, C. Rudolph, C. Honis, C. Gussen, Mayor Katz.

Opposed: None.

Absent: None.

MINUTES

June 12, 2007 - Closed Session (Approved for Content Only).
June 12, 2007 - Regular Meeting.
June 13, 2007 - Special Meeting.

RESOLUTIONS

239-07. Authorize Reappointments to the Advisory Board on Community Relations.
240-07. Authorize Reappointments to the Clean and Green Advisory Board.
241-07. Authorize Reappointments/Appointment to the Advisory Board on Cable TV Franchise     Renewal.
242-07. Authorize Reappointments to the Advisory Board on Finance.
243-07. Authorize Reappointments to the Hackensack River Greenway Advisory Board.
244-07. Authorize Reappointments to the Municipal Open Space, Recreation, and Historic Preservation   Advisory Board.
245-07. Authorize Reappointments to the Parks, Playground, and Recreation Advisory Board.
246-07. Authorize Reappointments to the Patriotic Observance Advisory Board.
247-07. Authorize Reappointments to the Preserve the Teaneck Greenbelt Committee.
248-07. Authorize Reappointments to the Senior Citizens Advisory Board.
249-07. Authorize Reappointments to the Social Services Advisory Board.
250-07. Authorize Renewal of Retail Distribution Liquor Licenses.
251-07. Authorize Renewal of Retail Consumption Liquor Licenses.
252-07. Authorize Renewal of Club Liquor Licenses.
253-07. Authorize Submission of  the TMAASA Grant.
254-07. Award Professional Services Contract - Kinsey Associates - Votee Pool Skimmer Piping.
255-07. Award Professional Services Contract - McNerney & Associates - Tax Appeal Appraisals.
256-07. Authorize Execution of Interlocal Services Agreement with the City of Hackensack - Pilot    Program.
257-07. Authorize Submission of Grant Application - Click It or Ticket.
258-07. Authorize Refund of 2006/2007 Tax Overpayments - Various Properties.
259-07. Amend 2007 Meeting Dates - July 10, 2007 Workshop Meeting.
260-07. Designate Additional Official Newspaper - The Courier Times.
261-07. Authorize Expansion of the Membership of the Patriotic Observance Advisory Board.
262-07. Authorize Appointments to the Planning Board.
263-07. Authorize Appointment - Historic New Bridge Landing Park Commission - Unexpired Term.
264-07. Award Professional Services Contract - Crew Engineers, Inc. - Winthrop Road Sanitary Sewer    Line.
265-07. Authorize Lighting Upgrade - River Road.
266-07. Authorize Certificate of Need - 1475 Palisade Avenue.
267-07. Authorize Conditional Renewal of Plenary Retail Consumption Liquor License - Let It Flow,    Inc.
268-07. Authorize Public Auction of Township Owned Property- Block 5909, Lot 9 - 254 E. Forest    Avenue.

Carried by the following vote:

In Favor: C. Feit, C. Kates, DM. Parker, C. Rudolph, C. Honis, C. Gussen, Mayor Katz.

Opposed: C. Honis (Res. # 262-07 and # 263-07)

Absent: None.

Recuse: C. Rudolph (267-07), C. Honis (267-07), Mayor Katz (250-07 - 252-07 and 267-07)

Abstain: C. Honis (242-07 and 266-07)

DM. Parker made a motion to discuss the original Resolution - Authorize Reappointments/Appointment to the Planning Board.  Seconded by C. Rudolph.

DM. Parker made a motion to separate original resolution into three separate Resolutions; Resolution # 269-07 - Reappoint Planning Board Member - E. Brauer, Resolution # 270-07 - Appoint Planning Board Member - M. Hameeduddin, and Resolution # 271-07 - Appoint Planning Board Member - S. Kaye.  Seconded by C. Rudolph and carried by the following vote:

In Favor: C. Feit, C. Kates, DM. Parker, C. Rudolph, C. Honis, C. Gussen, Mayor Katz.

Opposed: None.

Absent: None

DM. Parker made a motion to approve Resolution # 269-07 - Reappoint Planning Board Member - E. Brauer.  Seconded by C. Gussen and carried by the following vote:

In Favor: C. Feit, C. Kates, DM. Parker, C. Rudolph, C. Honis, C. Gussen, Mayor Katz.

Opposed: None.

Absent: None

DM. Parker made a motion to approve Resolution # 270-07 - Appoint Planning Board Member - M. Hameeduddin.  Seconded by C. Rudolph.

C. Kates asked to clarify if he was Alternate # 1 or # 2.  DM. Parker withdrew her motion.

DM. Parker made a motion to table Resolution # 271-07 - Appoint Planning Board Member - S. Kaye.  Seconded by C. Honis and Carried by the following vote:

In Favor: C. Kates, DM. Parker, C. Honis.

Opposed: C. Feit, C. Rudolph, C. Gussen, Mayor Katz.

Absent: None.

Mayor Katz made a motion to approve Resolution # 270-07 - Appoint Planning Board Member - M. Hameeduddin.  Seconded by C. Rudolph and carried by the following vote:

In Favor:  C. Feit, C. Kates, DM. Parker, C. Rudolph, C. Gussen, Mayor Katz.

Opposed: C. Honis.

Absent: None.

Mayor Katz made a motion to approve Resolution # 271-07 - Appoint Planning Board Member - S. Kaye.  Seconded by C. Rudolph.

C. Feit spoke about Mr. Kaye's qualifications.  C. Kates disagreed with C. Feit on why Mr. Kaye was qualified for the position.

DM. Parker feels we should open the position up to more applicants.

Mayor Katz commented he originally nominated Mr. Hennig but was impressed with Mr. Kaye.

Carried by the following vote:

In Favor: C. Feit, C. Rudolph, C. Gussen, Mayor Katz. 

Opposed: C. Kates, DM. Parker, C. Honis.

Absent: None.

C. Honis made a motion to approve Resolution # 272-07 - Authorize Appointments - Council Liaisons to Various Advisory Boards.  Seconded by C. Rudolph.

Council questioned why not all Council Liaisons were not on this Resolution.

Mrs.  Fall clarified only Boards that did not have any appointments/reappointments were on this Resolution, all other liaison appointments were on the respective Board's Resolution.

In Favor: C. Feit, C. Kates, DM. Parker, C. Rudolph, C. Honis, C. Gussen, Mayor Katz.

Opposed: None.

Absent: None

BILL LIST

DM. Parker made a motion that the reading of the bill list be dispensed with inasmuch as it has been posted on the bulletin board all day and that it be authorized paid in the amount of $ 4,470,798.77 when properly approved, sworn to and the money is available.  Seconded by C. Rudolph and carried by the following vote:

In Favor: C. Feit, C. Kates, DM. Parker, C. Rudolph, C. Honis, C. Gussen, Mayor Katz.

Opposed: None.

Absent: None.

OLD BUSINESS

None.

MISCELLANEOUS

None.

 

NEW BUSINESS

None.

COMMUNICATIONS

DM. Parker announced that tomorrow from 7:20 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. the Affirmative Action Advisory Board is having a free workshop on small business development.

COMMITTEE REPORTS - COUNCIL LIAISONS

None.

TOWNSHIP MANAGER'S REPORT

Mrs. Fall informed Council the August Workshop Meeting scheduled for August 7th, is National Night Out.  Mrs. Fall suggest changing the date of the meeting to Wednesday, August 1, 2007. 

Council agreed. 

TOWNSHIP ATTORNEY’S REPORT

Mr. Turitz gave his report in Closed Session.

Mayor Katz thanked all the residents for their patience and reminded residents of all July 4th activities.

ADJOURNMENT

On a motion made, seconded and unanimously carried, the meeting was adjourned at 11:56 p.m.

LISSETTE APORTELA-HERNANDEZ, MPA
ACTING MUNICIPAL CLERK R# 208-07