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July 25, 2007 Regular Meeting

Date: July 25, 2007

MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE TEANECK TOWNSHIP COUNCIL
HELD IN THE
MUNICIPAL BUILDING COUNCIL CHAMBERS
ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2007

Mayor Katz called the Regular Meeting of the Teaneck Township Council to order at 8:11 p.m., and asked all those present to rise for the 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 Municipal Clerk, J. Evelina, Senior 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, THE COUNTY SEAT and THE COURIER TIMES, 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 the presence of Angel Rios and Francisco Martinez (Department of Public Works), Tasha Morton, Carter Jackson, David Langford (Teaneck Economic Development Corporation Chair); the next televised meeting of the Township Council is scheduled for August 21, 2007; Council met in Closed Session from 7:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to discuss matters concerning personnel and potential litigation.

PRESENTATIONS

TVAC - CPR Save Awards
Pam Auerbach
Beatrice Carillo
Jamie Elkin
Naftali Levenbrown
Vishal Shah

TVAC - Contribution Awards
Steve Leichman
Charnie Waintraub

Mayor Katz, C. Feit, Etan Yeshva (President of TVAC) and Angela Wilkerson (TVAC) presented the Certificates to the recipients.

C. Kates congratulated the TVAC members and recognized Jamie Elkin, her former classmate.

HEARINGS ON ORDINANCES

Ordinance #4014

First reading by title only on June 26, 2007 advertised June 29, 2007 and posted on the bulletin board.

Mayor Katz declared the hearing on Ordinance #4014 open, asking if anyone wished to comment on this ordinance.

No one came forward.

C. Feit made a motion that the hearing on Ordinance #4014 be closed and that it proceed to second and final reading by title only.  Seconded by Mayor Katz 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 #4014 - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 36, ENTITLED "TRAFFIC" OF THE TOWNSHIP CODE.

C. Feit made a motion that Ordinance #4014 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 #4016

First reading by title only on June 26, 2007 advertised June 29, 2007 and posted on the bulletin board.

Mayor Katz declared the hearing on Ordinance #4016 open, asking if anyone wished to comment on this ordinance.

No one came forward.

C. Kates made a motion that the hearing on Ordinance #4016 be closed and that it proceed to second and final reading by title only.  Seconded by Mayor Katz 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 #4016 - AN ORDINANCE GRANTING REAL PROPERTY TAX RELIEF AND EXEMPTION TO CONGREGATION RINAT YISRAEL PURSUANT TO N.J.S.A. 54:4-3.6c.

C. Kates made a motion that Ordinance #4016 be passed on second and final reading and adopted.  Seconded by Mayor Katz 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 #4017

First reading by title only on June 26, 2007 advertised June 29, 2007 and posted on the bulletin board.

Mayor Katz declared the hearing on Ordinance #4017 open, asking if anyone wished to comment on this ordinance.

Joan Davis - 976 Alpine Drive - requested that the Ordinance be placed on hold; urged Council to engage in  further discussion with respect to the increase of recreational fees for facility use.

Tasha Morton - Sherwood Avenue - spoke about the fee increases of death certificates and pools; and suggested that the Houses of Worship should contribute funds to the Township.


DM. Parker made a motion that the hearing on Ordinance #4017 be closed and that it proceed to second and final reading by title only.  Seconded by Mayor Katz 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 #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."

DM. Parker made a motion that Ordinance #4017 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.

Mrs. Fall informed Council that State Law required new death certificates, and as a result, the cost of death certificates increased; as a result of the discharge from residents' pools, the cost of the sewer system is great, and the Township has increased fees in an effort to recover some of the expense; facility recreational fees have increased for the purposes of offsetting the cost to maintain the Richard Rodda Community Center however, Council is not looking to cover the costs of the operation of the Rodda Center.  

Ordinance #4018

First reading by title only on June 26, 2007 advertised June 29, 2007 and posted on the bulletin board.

Mayor Katz declared the hearing on Ordinance #4018 open, asking if anyone wished to comment on this ordinance.

No one came forward.

C. Rudolph made a motion that the hearing on Ordinance #4018 be closed and that it proceed to second and final reading by title only.  Seconded by Mayor Katz 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 #4018 - AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 36, ENTITLED "TRAFFIC" OF THE TOWNSHIP CODE.

C. Rudolph made a motion that Ordinance #4018 be passed on second and final reading and adopt.  Seconded by Mayor Katz 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 #4019

First reading by title only on June 26, 2007 advertised June 29, 2007 and posted on the bulletin board.

Mayor Katz declared the hearing on Ordinance #4019 open, asking if anyone wished to comment on this ordinance.

Mr. Millian - 11 Irvington Road - supported the ordinance.

C. Honis made a motion that the hearing on Ordinance #4019 be closed and that it proceed to second and final reading by title only.  Seconded by Mayor Katz 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 #4019 - AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 36, ENTITLED "TRAFFIC" OF THE TOWNSHIP CODE.

C. Honis made a motion that Ordinance #4019 be passed on second and final reading and adopted.   Seconded by Mayor Katz and carried by the following vote:

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

Opposed: C. Feit.

Absent: None.

Ordinance #4020

First reading by title only on June 26, 2007 advertised June 29, 2007 and posted on the bulletin board.

Mayor Katz declared the hearing on Ordinance #4020 open, asking if anyone wished to comment on this ordinance.

No one came forward.

C. Gussen made a motion that the hearing on Ordinance #4020 be closed and that it proceed to second and final reading by title only.  Seconded by Mayor Katz 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 #4020 - AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 36, ENTITLED "TRAFFIC" OF THE TOWNSHIP CODE.

C. Gussen made a motion that Ordinance #4020 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 #4021

First reading by title only on June 26, 2007 advertised June 29, 2007 and posted on the bulletin board.

Mayor Katz declared the hearing on Ordinance #4021 open, asking if anyone wished to comment on this ordinance.

No one came forward.

C. Feit made a motion that the hearing on Ordinance #4021 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.

Opposed: None.

Abstained: Mayor Katz.

Absent: None.

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

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).

C. Feit made a motion that Ordinance #4021 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, C. Rudolph, C. Honis, C. Gussen.

Opposed: None.

Abstained: DM. Parker, Mayor Katz.
 
Absent: None.

Ordinance #4022

First reading by title only on June 26, 2007 advertised June 29, 2007 and posted on the bulletin board.

Mayor Katz declared the hearing on Ordinance #4022 open, asking if anyone wished to comment on this ordinance.

Carter Jackson - 122 Hirliman Road - questioned the location of the playground.

Cindy Balsam - 608 Grenville Road - expressed appreciation and gratitude to Council for their efforts.

Laura Zucker - 62 Hillside Avenue - expressed appreciation and gratitude to Council for their efforts; and raised parking safety concerns.

C. Kates made a motion that the hearing on Ordinance #4022 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 #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.

C. Kates made a motion that Ordinance #4022 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.

Mrs. Fall informed Council that the park would be located at the northern end of Votee Park, where there is an open field, the most available on-street parking, municipal parking lots; and the intention is to create barrier-free walks.  The park will be fully enclosed and it is anticipated that parent will be walking with their children to use the facility - not just dropping them off.

Ordinance #4023

First reading by title only on June 26, 2007 advertised June 29, 2007 and posted on the bulletin board.

Mayor Katz declared the hearing on Ordinance #4023 open, asking if anyone wished to comment on this ordinance.

Joan Davis - 976 Alpine Drive - questioned if any rent associations were informed of the amendment; and questioned vacancy decontrol.

Mr. Andrews - 418 Glenwood Avenue - questioned if tenants were notified.

DM. Parker made a motion that the hearing on Ordinance #4023 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.

Opposed: None.

Abstained: Mayor Katz.

Absent: None.

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

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

DM. Parker made Motion that Ordinance #4023 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.

Opposed: None.

Abstained: Mayor Katz.

Absent: None.

C. Gussen informed the public that the current ordinance provides for vacancy control.

C. Kates informed the public that the ordinance is last year's rent control ordinance with no amendments.

Council went to the Good and Welfare portion of the agenda since it was 9 PM.

GOOD AND WELFARE

David Langford, TEDC Chair - 129 Circle Driveway - requesting members of the Teaneck Economic Development Corporation be added to resume operations in September; and requested goals and directions from Council.

Mildred Tucker - 72 Shepard Avenue - requested that Council amend the zoning code for North Teaneck Road, as the B-R zone does not exist anywhere else in the Township.

Howard Rose - 575 Northumberland Road - commented about elected officials using personal electronic devices during Council Meetings.

Laverne Lightburn - requested the removal of the B-R Zone on North Teaneck Road; and expressed opposition to any McDonalds being developed in the area.

Carter Jackson - 122 Hirliman Road -  expressed opposition to any McDonalds being developed in the area.

Ronald Costello - 229 Shepard Avenue - referred to a photograph published in today’s Suburbanite wherein certain Council members were present and raised concerns regarding a lack of minority representation.

Rochelle Rudnick - 352 Van Buren Avenue - spoke about the B-R Zone on North Teaneck Road.

James Kinolich - 73 Shepard Avenue - spoke about the B-R Zone on North Teaneck Road.

Laura Zucker - 62 Hillside Avenue - referred to photograph published in the Suburbanite wherein certain Council members were present and raised concerns regarding a lack of minority representation.

Susan Turk - 746 Downing Street - raised concerns regarding commuter parking being diminished by the ordinance just adopted.

Lynette Hoffler - 39 Franklin Road - expressed opposition to any McDonalds being developed in the area.

Mr. Whaley - 48 Shepard Avenue - referred to the photograph published in the Suburbanite wherein certain Council members were present and raised concerns regarding a lack of minority representation; and requested the removal of the B-R Zone on North Teaneck Road.

Sandra Loft - Dickerson Road - expressed opposition to any McDonalds being developed in the area.

Howard Berger - 323 Willow Street - raised concerns about aesthetics in the vicinity of DeGraw Avenue and Queen Anne Road and Teaneck Road and Fort Lee Road.

Audra Jackson - E. Maple Street - questioned the percentage of businesses owned by minorities and contracted by the Township; and spoke about the last municipal campaign.

Mohamed Mian - 206 Hillside Avenue - expressed the need for a "Diversity Day".

Joe Harris - 267 Griggs Avenue - read correspondence into the record from the Bergen County Prosecutor with respect to the last Municipal Election.

Brenda Allen - 585 Ramapo Road - spoke about integration, diversity and the last municipal election.

Rob Beret - 184 Shepard Avenue - spoke about vacant fenced land on Teaneck Road.

Cindy Balsam - 608 Grenville Avenue - spoke of the importance of handicap accessibility in the Township.

Charles Powers - 1374 Academy Lane - spoke of Ordinance #4002 and expressed concern regarding conflict of interest issues.  He commented about the June 19th minutes not being available.

Naomi Cramer - 693 Maitland Avenue - asked that the parties responsible for circulation of illegal campaign literature at the time of the last municipal election reveal themselves; and spoke about a recent article and picture published in the Suburbanite wherein certain council members were present.

Art Vatsky - 950 Garrison Avenue -  spoke about diversity; suggested development of professional and medical offices in the vicinity of North Teaneck Road; and spoke about taxes and garbage collection.

Ruby Hannah - 209 Shepard Avenue - spoke about diversity.

Tasha Morton - Sherwood Avenue - spoke about the positive aspects of the businesses on Queen Anne Road; and urged everyone to donate blood.

Joan Davis - 976 Alpine Drive - spoke about potential urbanization through subcommittees and master plan development.

DM. Parker made a motion to close the Good and Welfare portion of the meeting to the public.  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 informed that the Council has taken a proactive approach with respect to commuter parking by forming a subcommittee and that the last update was presented at the July workshop meeting. It including options are being considered  i.e. questionnaires, a public meeting, jitney service and a decal sticker program for specific municipal parking lots.

Mrs. Fall advised that to her knowledge, no application has been submitted to the Building Department for the development of a McDonalds franchise restaurant; in the event such an application were made, the matter would go before the appropriate Board.  The matter would not be in the Council's purview; and Mrs. Fall will check tomorrow and advise if such an application has been submitted to the Building Department and report to Council.

Mrs. Fall informed that with respect to the production of council meeting minutes, the staff diligently produces same; the minutes must be approved by Council prior to release, and the staff has specific times frames within which to produce the minutes ; the public may submit a Request for Access to Government Records Application pursuant to the Open Public Records Act to review a draft copy of minutes and/or listen to the audio CD or obtain a copy of the proceedings.

Mrs. Fall informed that the subject matter of garbage collection is listed for discussion for the 2008 budget, and this matter is listed on the August 1, 2007 Workshop Meeting.

Mr. Turitz advised that pursuant to state law, any person has a right to submit an application to the Building Department for any action, which must be reviewed by statutory boards.

C. Kates informed the public that at the time when the B-R Zone was considered, it was an appropriate time and urged the Council to change the zoning; and thanked the residents for bringing their concerns to the Council's attention.

C. Rudolph stated that the current B-R Zone was not discussed in the Master Plan discussion;  it was continued through succeeding Planning Boards; and suggested the establishment of a subcommittee solely for this matter.

DM. Parker was opposed to the establishment of a subcommittee and suggested that the subject matter be listed for discussion at an upcoming Council meeting.

Mr. Turitz requested direction from Council with respect to density control, coverage and height for the B-R Zone; will draft an Ordinance for discussion under New Business at the August 1, 2007 Workshop Meeting reflecting the current recommendations of the Master Plan.

C. Kates responded with respect to Diversity Day, and expressed that the Township needs more venues and opportunities to come together; there are deep issues of concern and lack of trust; the community is growing apart; referred to the picture in the Suburbanite wherein certain council members were present at a meeting, and stated that religion is not the issue, but felt the picture depicted otherwise, which is not helpful.

DM. Parker referred to the last Municipal Election and suggested that the community urge the County Prosecutor to release information pertaining to crimes committed. 

C. Honis stated that she spoke about appointments to boards at the June 12, 2007 meeting and appointment decisions at the June 26, 2007 meeting; expressed concerns about policy disagreements being branded as anti Semitic, racist, etc. and the division in the community.

Mayor Katz advised the public that the article and picture published in the Suburbanite reflected nothing more than friends joining at the same location, and stated that he is not responsible for what headlines are captions are published; stated that campaign comments are slanderous, and he will research his legal options; and urged the public to heal within the community. 

Council returned to the regular order of business at this time.

Ordinance #4024

First reading by title only on June 26, 2007 advertised June 29, 2007 and posted on the bulletin board.

Mayor Katz declared the hearing on Ordinance #4024 open, asking if anyone wished to comment on this ordinance.

No one came forward.

C. Rudolph made a motion that the hearing on Ordinance #4024 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 #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".

C. Rudolph made a motion that Ordinance #4024 be passed on second and final reading and adopted.  Seconded by Mayor Katz and carried by the following vote:

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

Opposed: C. Feit.

Abstained: C. Honis.

Absent: None.

INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCES

C. Rudolph introduced the following Ordinances and setting August 21, 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.

The Clerk read the titles of the following Ordinances into the record:

ORDINANCE #4025 - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 36 ENTITLED "TRAFFIC" OF THE TOWNSHIP CODE.

ORDINANCE #4026 - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 36, ENTITLED "TRAFFIC" OF THE TOWNSHIP CODE.

ORDINANCE #4027 - BOND ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR HVAC UPGRADES AND RELATED WORK FOR THE LIBRARY AND THE MUNICIPAL BUILDING IN AND BY THE TOWNSHIP OF TEANECK, IN THE COUNTY OF BERGEN, NEW JERSEY, APPROPRIATING $475,000 THEREFOR AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $451,250 BONDS OR NOTES OF THE TOWNSHIP TO FINANCE PART OF THE COST THEREOF.

ORDINANCE #4028 - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING ORDINANCE NO. 3976 ENTITLED "AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING SALARY RANGES, CLASSIFICATIONS OF POSITIONS AND DUTIES THEREOF FOR CLASSIFIED AND UNCLASSIFIED MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES IN THE TOWNSHIP OF TEANECK" RELATING TO SALARIES PAID TO THE MAYOR AND DEPUTY MAYOR FOR THE PERFORMANCE OF SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES AND CIVIL UNION CEREMONIES.


Carried by the following vote:

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

Opposed: None.

Abstained: DM. Parker (Ordinance #4028); Mayor Katz (Ordinance #4028).

Absent: None.

PUBLIC INPUT ON RESOLUTIONS ON THIS AGENDA

Joan Davis - 976 Alpine Drive - spoke about Resolutions B, D, E, X, and Y.

C. Gussen made a motion to close Public Input on Resolutions and Old Business 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.

 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.  Seconded by C. Rudolph.

The Clerk read the titles of the following items into the record:

RAFFLES

All subject to approval and conditions applicable with the Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission and pursuant to State Statute.

RA #1218 - Holy Name Health Care Foundation - On-Premise 50/50 Cash Raffle - $20.00.

MINUTES

June 19, 2007 - Closed Session Meeting (C. Honis - absent) - Approved For Content Only.
June 19, 2007 - Workshop Meeting (C. Honis - absent).
June 26, 2007 - Closed Session Meeting - Approved For Content Only.
June 26, 2007 - Regular Meeting.
July 10, 2007 - Workshop Meeting.

RESOLUTIONS

#275-07 Authorize Repair - F-25 1991 Mack Pumper - Absolute Fire Protection Company.
#276-07 Amend 2007 Council Meeting Schedule - Cancel 8/07/07 Closed Session and Workshop     Meeting; Reschedule For 8/01/07.
#277-07 Authorize Emergency Sewer Repairs - Various - M. Ingannamorte & Son, Inc.
#278-07 Authorize Appropriation From Capital Improvement Fund - Professional Engineering Services    - 2007 Community Development Project.
#279-07 Award Professional Services Contract - Christopher P. Statile, P.A. - 2007 CD Project -     Resurfacing of Shepard Avenue.
#280-07 Authorize Legal Compensation - J. Dennis Kohler, Esq. - Second Quarter, 2007.
#281-07 Authorize Submission Of Grant Applications - New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund - 2008.
#282-07 Authorize Execution Of Interlocal Services Agreement With BOE - Summer 2007 Teen    Activity Program.
#283-07 Reject Bids And Authorize Rebid - Rehabilitation Of Quigley Court.
#284-07 Authorize Execution of Settlement Agreement - Twp. vs. Estates At Arlington - Docket No.    BER-L-7544-05.
#285-07 Ratify Investments - Chief Financial Officer - May, 2007.
#286-07 Ratify Payments - Chief Financial Officer - May, 2007.
#287-07 Ratify Payments - Chief Financial Officer - June, 2007.
#288-07 Authorize Appointments To Open Space Trust Municipal Program Regional Committee.
#289-07 Authorize Submission Of Bergen County Open Space Trust Fund Application - Municipal    Parks Renovations.
#290-07 Authorize Legal Compensation - Peckar & Abramson, P.C. - First Quarter 2006.
#291-07 Authorize Contract Extension - Continental Copy Products, Ltd. - Library Copiers.
#292-07 Authorize Professional Services Contract - Ferrara, Turitz, Harraka & Goldberg, Esqs. - 7/1/07    - 6/30/08.
#293-07 Authorize Renewal of Plenary Retail Distribution Liquor License - Wine & More -     #0260-44-010-010.
#294-07 Authorize Insurance Broker For Spectera, Delta Dental of NJ and AFLAC.
#295-07 Authorize Purchase Orders - Boyce Associates, Game Time & Masters Construction - Park    Equipment and Installation.
#296-07 Support The Continued Funding Of The PARIS Grants Program In Accordance With P.L.    2003, Chapter 117, Sections 38 And 39.
#297-07 Authorize Legal Compensation - Morrison Mahoney, LLP - Liquor License Renewal Hearing.
#298-07 Appropriate Funds - Capital Improvement Fund - 2007 Road Resurfacing Program.
#299-07 Authorize Professional Services Contract - Schwanewede/Hals Engineering - 2007 Road     Resurfacing Program.
#300-07 Authorize Execution of Settlement Agreement - Beazer Vs. Township of Teaneck - Docket No.   BER-L-12133-04.

Carried by the following vote:

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

Opposed: None.

Abstained: Mayor Katz (Resolution #299-07)

Absent: None.

BILL LIST

C. Kates 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 $10,212,651.12 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

C. Kates informed the public that the Englewood Planning Board held a Special Hearing with respect to ERA South; the State met with respect to arts in the community for purposes of economic development.  Mr. Turitz has been monitoring this application and would bring back the issue to Council if the proposed changes impacted the proposal which was accepted by the Township Council.

Mayor Katz expressed concern with respect to the lack of a dedicated left turn signal on Palisades and requested that Mrs. Fall contact County Engineer Ascolese regarding same.

DM. Parker informed Council that Teaneck Comes Together (TCT) is requesting that funds be released for the purposes of holding their first event.  Council was agreeable to authorizing the release of the $6,400 tonight.  Mr. Turitz said he would author a resolution for Council’s consideration further on in the meeting.

NEW BUSINESS

None.

COMMUNICATIONS

Mayor Katz informed Council that the Board of Education and Council Subcommittee discussed the Board of Education having a joint Coffee With Council Meeting.

COMMITTEE REPORTS - COUNCIL LIAISONS

None.

TOWNSHIP MANAGER'S REPORT

1. I have probationally promoted Firefighter Alexander Rosano to the position of Fire Lieutenant with the   Teaneck Fire Department, effective July 1, 2007.

2. I have probationally appointed the following individuals as Police Officers with the Teaneck Police   Department, effective July 16, 2007:  Mr. Gregory D. Wright, Mr. Stephen Ramirez, Mr. Michael J.  Sunga, Mr. Spence E. Osaigbovo, Mr. Daniel K. Reeves, Mr. Daniel M. Dalessio, Mr. Angel V. Pagan,  Mr. Craig W. Luebeck, Mr. Kevin R. Brennan.

3. Update on Budget Adoption.

Mrs. Fall informed Council that the Township is still awaiting the extraordinary aid determination; and this matter will be relisted for discussion at the August 1, 2007 Workshop Meeting.

4. DPW Shared Services - Salt Shed.

Mrs. Fall informed Council that we continues to meet with neighboring municipalities with respect to this matter; and the Township may be able to potentially share services with Leonia.

TOWNSHIP ATTORNEY’S REPORT

Mr. Turitz read Resolution #301-07 into the record, authorizing the release of funds in the amount of $6,400.00 to Teaneck Comes Together (TCT) for their first event, scheduled for August 11th and 12th.

Mayor Katz opened Public Input on Resolution #301-07. 

No one came forward.

DM. Parker made a motion to close Public Input and approve Resolution #301-07.  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.

ADJOURNMENT

On a motion made, seconded and unanimously carried, the meeting was adjourned at 11:25 p.m.

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