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August 21, 2007

Date: August 21, 2007

MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE TEANECK TOWNSHIP COUNCIL
HELD IN THE
MUNICIPAL BUILDING COUNCIL CHAMBERS
ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 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.

ROLL CALL  

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

Absent: None.

Also Present: W. Rupp - 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.

PRESENTATIONS

Teaneck Comes Together - Certificate of Appreciation - Second Annual Teen Explosion & Parent Expo.

Mayor Katz and C. Rudolph presented the Certificate to Javalda Powell, Renee Forte-Clarke and Teaneck Comes Together interns.   The late Ricky Lee Smith, Jr.'s mother spoke and commended Teaneck Comes Together and Council for their efforts.

C. Honis informed Council that she attended Teaneck Comes Together's Teen Explosion and Parent Expo wherein Teaneck Comes Together presented a plaque for the Township Council to express gratitude for their support.  C. Honis accepted the plaque on behalf of Council at this event.  She gave the plaque to Mrs. Fall for display in Council Chambers.

Wilbert Akins, Department of Public Works - Certificate of Retirement.

Mayor Katz presented the Certificate to Mr. Akins upon the occasion of his retirement from the DPW after almost 40 years of service.

Fran Wilson, Rick Merz and Mrs. Fall spoke in honor of Mr. Akins.  Mr. Wilson and Mr. Merz presented Mr. Akins with a clock on their behalf and on the behalf of Township Engineer McKearnin who was unable to attend the meeting due to vacation.

HEARINGS ON ORDINANCES

Ordinance #4015

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

Mayor Katz declared the hearing on Ordinance #4015 open, asking if anyone wished to comment on this ordinance.

Mayor Katz asked Mr. Rupp to clarify the purpose of the Ordinance.

Mr. Rupp advised that the Ordinance is an amendment to existing portions of the zoning ordinance; cited the amendments, specifically, elevated walkways in RC-1,  setback requirement within RC-2, pedestrian walkways, RC-3 to clarify permitted principal uses as the same as RC-1 and RC-2, air rights have been limited to pedestrian walkways, off-street parking excludes pedestrian walkways, set back reduced from 50 to 25 feet, minor amendments regarding size of signs, antennas were only permitted in RC-2 and now include RC-1 and RC-3; advised the Ordinance copies existing provisions; and the RRM District is not being amended.

Joan Susman - 450 Glenwood Avenue - questioned if the zoning was being changed from residential to commercial; questioned the purpose; and questioned if eminent domain is anticipated.

Howard Rose - 575 Northumberland Road - spoke about spot zoning and development in residential areas.

Joan Davis - 976 Alpine Drive - spoke about illuminated signage for traffic.

Rochelle Rudnick - 352 Van Buren Avenue - referred to the January 2, 2007 Planning Board Meeting and spoke about height approval and architectural design requirements.

Loretta Weinberg - 9 Millay Court - questioned the height of the new proposed building in relationship to the hotel; spoke of walkways; questioned which buildings will have antennas; and questioned the type of building that would be built.

Barbara Toffler - 1374 Academy Lane - referred to the January 2, 2007 Planning Board Meeting; and minutes from said meeting.

Naomi Cramer - Maitland Avenue - questioned if the new proposed building would require additional emergency services; and requested that Council table the Ordinance.

Elizabeth C. Nuttycombe, Esq. - McCarthy & Jennerich - appeared on behalf of the courts of Glenpointe Association; requested that Council table the Ordinance until the next meeting.

Audra Jackson - 92 E. Maple Street - requested that Council table the Ordinance.

Marvin Licher - 1 London Court - stated that the 2007 Master Plan does not include Glenpointe area rezoning; and expressed concerns about traffic and ecological studies.

Mary Beaven - 8 Lawrence Court - expressed concern about traffic issues; and requested that Council table the Ordinance.

Robert Ford- 3 Wadsworth Court - mentioned that two existing office buildings on Glenpointe property are not filled to capacity; and questioned why an additional building would be built.

Charles Powers - 1374 Academy Lane - spoke about the process of statutory boards.

Ned Goldman - 696 Ramapo Road - requested that Council reconsider adoption of the Ordinance.

James Kinloch - 73 Shepard Avenue - questioned the purchase of air rights.

Wendy Burger, Esq., representing the developer spoke about the proposed ordinance amendments.  Ms. Burger advised the proposed building is 8 stories high and the existing hotel is 13 stories high.

Steven Linden - Burgis Associates - advised that the amendments to the Ordinance are not traditional insofar as air rights have been purchased, consistent with the land use plan; and cited the goals of the Master Plan.

David Sanzari - 25 Main Street, Hackensack -  the developer of the site advised that the plan is for Block 4401, Lot 1; it will be a corporate office building with a pedestrian walkway, using a minimal amount of air rights which already have been purchased.

C. Feit made a motion that the hearing on Ordinance #4015 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 #4015 - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS 33-24 "ZONE DISTRICT REQUIREMENTS" AND 33-25 "CONDITIONAL USE CRITERIA" IN ARTICLE V, "ZONING ORDINANCE" OF CHAPTER 33 "DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS" OF THE CODE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF TEANECK.

C. Feit made a motion that Ordinance #4015 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. Gussen, Mayor Katz.

Opposed: C. Honis.

Absent: None.

C. Feit informed those with concerns about emergency services access to Routes 80/95 that Teaneck
emergency services tend not to enter Routes 80/95 from Degraw Ave, due to limited access to the express lanes from that entrance. Therefore, any additional traffic caused by new construction in that area should
not have a detrimental effect on emergency services access to Routes 80/95.

C. Kates expressed concern about process issues.

Mrs. Fall referenced correspondence dated January 5, 2007 from Harold Ritvo, Esq.  sent on behalf of the Planning Board after the Board’s January 2nd meeting regarding the conceptual plan presented to the Board which was considered by Council at the January 16, 2007 Workshop Meeting; at that Council meeting Mr. Turitz advised he needed clarification of Mr. Ritvo’s letter and the matter was held through the February 13, 2007 and April 18, 2007 Council Workshop Meetings; Mr. Turitz reported at the April Council workshop meeting that changes were being proposed by Glenpointe, and a black-lined Ordinance was drafted and provided to Council for review; Council determined to introduce the ordinance as presented at their June 12, 2007 meeting; the introduced ordinance was then listed for hearing tonight, almost  (10) weeks since the time of introduction of this Ordinance; and the Planning Board considered the ordinance as introduced by the Council and recommended to adopt this Ordinance, by 5-4 vote on June 28, 2007, without changes.

Mr. Rupp advised that no changes are being made from residential to commercial; there is no change to signage; antennas have always been permitted in RC-2 and will now be included in RC-1 and RC-3; there is no signage in the residential zone (R-RM Zone).

DM. Parker commented about the availability of Planning Board minutes.

C. Gussen commented with respect to the potential increased cost for services; and stated that he would not support use of eminent domain for enrichment of commercial property.

Mrs. Fall advised that the current fire trucks can only reach a certain height; the proposed building is for office use, it is least likely to require services from the Township i.e. no children in schools, no social programs, no use of recreational facilities; there would be emergency response to the building but she anticipated it would be limited.

DM. Parker spoke about the Planning Board decision process, emergency services and revenue; and questioned whether or not a traffic study would be required.

Mrs. Fall further advised that the building would be required to be inspected by the Fire Prevention Bureau and advised that a traffic study would be a requirement once a development application was submitted to the Township.

C. Kates reminded the public that the Council is not approving a project, but amending the zoning ordinance and expressed interest in the vacancy rate in the current office building at Glenpointe.

Council invited Mr. Sanzari to address the issue of vacancy. 

Mr. Sanzari advised that currently, as of February 28, 2007, there is 200,000 empty square feet; a pharmaceutical tenant was occupying space since the 1980s and has moved and; he is currently speaking to two (2) prospective tenants for 150,000 square feet.

C. Gussen questioned how the projected ratable was determined.

Mr. Sanzari responded that the calculations were based on what is currently being paid and the measurement of the proposed building, which he conservatively estimated at $800,000 in tax revenue.

C. Feit stated the new building would help offset burden on single-family homeowners and bring more balance to the residential and commercial makeup of the properties in Teaneck.

C.Kates spoke about the difficulty in renting or selling units at the Concierge Club, the east parking lot being underutilized, also stated that there are valid concerns raised by the public that she suggested can be addressed through the site plan process, and that that she will support the ordinance.
DM. Parker spoke about potential revenue; cited budgetary concerns; and requested that the Manager look into processes with respect to statutory boards.

Mayor Katz mentioned that he supports the zoning change; and expressed that the location of the proposed building is the most appropriate site.

Mayor Katz made a motion to approve Resolution #305-07 - Setting Forth Statement Of Reasons For The Adoption Of Ordinance #4015 Pursuant To N.J.S.A. 40:55d-26 And N.J.S.A. 40:55d-62.  Seconded by C. Rudolph.

Mayor Katz opened the Resolution for public comment.

Mr. Rupp explained Resolution #305-07.

Joan Davis - 976 Alpine Drive - expressed concern for lack of public notification.

Naomi Cramer - Maitland Avenue - spoke of Ordinance #4015 and changes to the Master Plan.

Sandra Loft - Dickerson Road - spoke about procedural questions regarding the conceptual plan and actual plan.

Barbara Toffler - 1374 Academy Lane - mentioned that the Planning Board Subcommittee studied this matter, and the recommendation of the Subcommittee was not to approve.

Carried by the following vote:

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

Opposed: C. Honis.

Abstained: DM. Parker.

Absent: None.

GOOD AND WELFARE

Loretta Weinberg - 9 Millay Court - questioned the availability of Planning Board minutes.

Charles Powers - 1374 Academy Lane - questioned the process by which Planning Board minutes are available to the public.

Audra Jackson - 92 E. Maple Avenue - informed that she had a vehicle accident on Teaneck Road and commended TVAC and the Police Department for their response; questioned the availability of Planning Board Minutes; and commented with respect to the B-R Zone proposal.

Joan Davis - 976 Alpine Drive - questioned why the Cedar Lane Management Group's address is the address of the Municipal Building.

David Rower - 89 Audubon Avenue - expressed concern that there is a lack of 4-way stop signs in the Township.

C. Rudolph made a motion to close the Good and Welfare portion of the meeting to the public.
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. Kates stated that a lack of timely minutes impedes the work of the Planning Board.

C. Feit expressed concern about availability of Planning Board Minutes.

Mr. Rupp advised that the Cedar Lane Management Corporation has the same address as the Municipal Building, as this is an agency of the Township.

Ordinance #4025

First reading by title only on July 25, 2007 advertised July 28, 2007 and posted on the bulletin board.

Mayor Katz declared the hearing on Ordinance #4025 open, asking if anyone wished to comment on this ordinance.

No one came forward.

C. Kates made a motion that the hearing on Ordinance #4025 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. Kates, DM. Parker, C. Rudolph, C. Honis, C. Gussen, Mayor Katz.

Opposed: None.

Abstained: None.

Absent: C. Feit.

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

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

C. Kates made a motion that Ordinance #4025 be passed on second and final reading and adopted.  Seconded by C. Rudolph and carried by the following vote:

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

Opposed: None.

Abstained: None.

Absent: C. Feit.
Ordinance #4026

First reading by title only on July 25, 2007 advertised July 28, 2007 and posted on the bulletin board.

Mayor Katz declared the hearing on Ordinance #4026 open, asking if anyone wished to comment on this ordinance.  

Joan Davis - 976 Alpine Drive - expressed opposition to the Ordinance.

DM. Parker made a motion that the hearing on Ordinance #4026 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 #4026 - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 36 ENTITLED "TRAFFIC" OF THE TOWNSHIP CODE.

DM. Parker made a motion that Ordinance #4026 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.

Council informed the public that the Ordinance mirrors New York City and advised that the purpose is to be sensitive towards the religion of all residents.

Ordinance #4027

First reading by title only on July 25, 2007 advertised July 28, 2007 and posted on the bulletin board.

Mayor Katz declared the hearing on Ordinance #4027 open, asking if anyone wished to comment on this ordinance.

Joan Davis - 976 Alpine Drive - expressed opposition to the Ordinance.

C. Rudolph made a motion that the hearing on Ordinance #4027 be closed and that it proceed to second and final reading by title only.  Seconded by Mayor Katz and carried by the following vote:

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

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.

C. Rudolph made a motion that Ordinance #4027 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.

Council clarified that the application is not for one million dollars; and the upgrades are necessary to help maintain buildings.

Ordinance #4028

First reading by title only on July 25, 2007 advertised July 28, 2007 and posted on the bulletin board.

Mayor Katz declared the hearing on Ordinance #4028 open, asking if anyone wished to comment on this ordinance.

No one came forward.

C. Honis made a motion that the hearing on Ordinance #4028 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, C. Rudolph, C. Honis, C. Gussen.

Opposed: None.

Abstained: DM. Parker, Mayor Katz.

Absent: None.

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

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.

C. Honis made a motion that Ordinance #4028 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.

INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCES

C. Gussen introduced the following Ordinances and setting September 4, 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:

CERTIFICATION OF INITIATIVE PETITION BY ACTING MUNICIPAL CLERK
ORDINANCE #4029 - PUBLIC REFORM ORDINANCE

ORDINANCE #4030 - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING RULE IX OF APPENDIX I OF SECTION 2-157 OF ARTICLE XXXI OF CHAPTER 2 OF THE CODE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF TEANECK RELATING TO APPOINTMENTS BY COUNCIL.

ORDINANCE #4031 - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 36, ENTITLED "TRAFFIC" OF THE TOWNSHIP 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.

C. Kates informed the public that the Acting Municipal Clerk's Certification serves as introduction of the Ordinance #4029; the public meeting and vote by Council which mirrors the petition will take place on September 4, 2007; and hopes the County does not print any ballots until after the September 4, 2007 Meeting.

PUBLIC INPUT ON RESOLUTIONS ON THIS AGENDA

Joan Davis - 976 Alpine Drive - commented with respect to Resolution #319-07.

C. Feit 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. Kates made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda, except Resolution #338-07. 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 #1219 - Tomorrows Children's Fund, Inc. - Off-Premise 50/50 Cash Raffle - $20.00.

MINUTES

July 25, 2007 - Closed Session Meeting - Approved For Content Only.
July 25, 2007 - Regular Meeting.
August 1, 2007 - Workshop Meeting.

RESOLUTIONS

#306-07 Accept Donations From Teaneck Rotary - Radio Equipment For Police Department.
#307-07 Authorize Execution - Multi Jurisdictional Justice Assistance Grant Agreement With Paramus -   National Night Out.
#308-07 Award Contract - East Rutherford Roofing Company, Inc. - Fire House #3 Roof Repairs.
#309-07 Reject Bids And Authorize Rebid - Garbage Truck.
#310-07 Authorize Extension Of Paid IOD Leave - M. Hunter.
#311-07 Reappoint Sanitary Sewer Collection System - C-3 Licensed Operator - J. Pampaloni, Jr.
#312-07 Authorize Legal Compensation - Ferrara, Turitz, Harraka and Goldberg, Esqs. - Second     Quarter, 2007.
#313-07 Authorize Legal Compensation - Genova, Burns & Vernoia - Second Quarter, 2007.
#314-07 Authorize Renewal of Retail Consumption Liquor License - Ho-Yuen, Inc. -      #0260-33-015-003.
#315-07 Authorize Reappointments To Teaneck Municipal Alliance Against Substance Abuse     Committee.
#316-07 Authorize Legal Compensation - Morrison Mahoney, LLP - 2007-2008 Liquor License     Hearing.
#317-07 Amend 2007 Council Meeting Schedule - Add 8/27/07 And 8/28/07 Closed Sessions At 6 P.M.
#318-07 Amend 2007 Council Meeting Schedule - Cancel 9/11/07 Closed Session / Change Time Of
  9/11/07 Workshop To Commence At 6:30 P.M.
#319-07 Endorse BCCD Grant - The DACKKs Group For Supportive Housing Development, Inc.
#320-07 Authorize Execution Of Developer's Agreement - Teaneck Community Charter School.
#321-07 Authorize Execution Of Grant Agreement With County of Bergen - Park Improvements -     BCCD Projects.
#322-07 Authorize Legal Compensation - DeCotiis, Fitzpatrick, Cole & Wisler, LLP - Second Quarter,    2007.
#323-07 Ratify Payments - Chief Financial Officer - July, 2007.
#324-07 Amend 2007 Budget - NJ Pandemic Influenza Preparedness.
#325-07 Amend 2007 Budget - BCUA Municipal Recycling Assistance Program Grant.
#326-07 Amend 2007 Budget - Clean Communities Program.
#327-07 Amend 2007 Budget - 9-1-1 General Assistance Grant.
#328-07 Amend 2007 Budget - Click It Or Ticket 2007.
#329-07 Amend 2007 Budget - Band Concert Series.
#330-07 Amend 2007 Budget - Speed Enforcement Grant 2007.
#331-07 Award Various Contracts - Leaf Removal, Snow Plowing And Snow Removal - 2007 - 2009.
#332-07 Authorize Refunds Of 2007 Tax Overpayments - Various.
#333-07 Endorse BCCD Grant Application - Resurface Shepard Avenue (Gaylord Terrace To     Englewood Border) And Ardsley Court And Construct Sylvan Terrace.
#334-07 Authorize Execution Of Grant Agreement With Bergen County - Resurfacing Shepard Avenue    (Portion).
#335-07 Award Contract - M. Ingannamorte & Sons, Inc. - Quigley Court Rehabilitation Project.
#336-07 Reject Bids - 2006 Community Development Program Project.
#337-07 Authorize Change Order - AJM Contractors.

Carried by the following vote:

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

Opposed: C. Honis (Resolution #319-07).

Abstained: DM. Parker (Resolution #322-07); Mayor Katz (Resolution #316-07).

Absent: None.

C. Kates made a motion to move Resolution #338-07 - Certify Review - 2006 Annual Audit Recommendations for discussion and approval.  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 noted that the Council Members must according to statute sign that they have read the annual audit report, particularly the recommendations contained therein. This year’s audit was the first in many years that contained no recommendations for improvement. C. Kates congratulated the Manager, as well as the Judge and Court Administrator, for taking corrective actions to successfully implement the recommendations made in prior years’ audits.
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 $5,186,528.65 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.

Opposed: None.

Abstained: Mayor Katz.

Absent: None.

C. Gussen asked if it was possible for the Council to be alerted to new vendors or payees so that they will be able to accurately determine if there are any conflicts.  Mrs. Fall advised she was fairly certain it could be done.

MISCELLANEOUS

None.

NEW BUSINESS

None.

COMMUNICATIONS

None.

COMMITTEE REPORTS - COUNCIL LIAISONS

Mayor Katz informed that he, C. Gussen, Mrs. Fall, Mr. McKearnin and the Fire Department met with respect to sites for the dog park in Windsor Park.  This matter will be listed on the September 11, 2007 Workshop Meeting for further discussion.  Mayor Katz then explained that while on the site investigation at one of the locations they smelled natural gas and the Fire Department was called to respond.  In addition, they discussed possibly installing a gravel parking lot on Palisade Avenue by the Rodda Center.

Mrs. Fall informed that staff will be presenting to Council recommendations for the Green Acres Grant Application as well as a cost estimate to prepare the applications.    Mrs. Fall said these items will be on the September Workshop meeting.

TOWNSHIP MANAGER'S REPORT

1. DPW Salt Shed.

Mrs. Fall informed that the process is moving forward; Leonia is in the process of constructing a salt shed to house some of Teaneck's salt; we are waiting for a cost estimate for Leonia’s engineer to design a larger shed with the Township  to bear incremental cost difference of the extra design.  This matter will be brought back to Council for approval.   In addition, this would require a smaller satellite facility here in Teaneck to address our needs for immediate/emergency salting.

2. BCIA Solar Energy Program.

Mrs. Fall informed that the Township is waiting to hear from Bond Counsel being used by the BCIA with respect to this matter.

TOWNSHIP ATTORNEY’S REPORT

None.
ADJOURNMENT

On a motion made, seconded and unanimously carried, the meeting was adjourned at 11:02 p.m.

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