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3/19/13 Township Council Meeting

Date: March 19, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

THE TOWNSHIP COUNCIL WILL MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ADJOURN THIS MEETING NO LATER THAN 11:00 PM

TOWNSHIP COUNCIL AGENDA
LEGAL OPENING OF MEETING – 7:00 PM
CLOSED SESSION - MANAGER'S OFFICE - 7:05 PM - 8:00 PM
OPEN SESSION – COUNCIL CHAMBERS - PUBLIC INPUT 8:00 PM
TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2013
 
 
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
 
MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENT                                                                                                                                                                                
Adequate notice of this meeting has been provided by Resolution 283-12, setting the 2013 meeting dates, sending a copy to THE RECORD and THE JEWISH STANDARD, 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.
 
ROLL CALL  
 
MOTION TO GO INTO CLOSED SESSION
RESOLUTION A - AUTHORIZE COUNCIL TO ENTER CLOSED SESSION
 
CLOSED SESSION DISCUSSION
 
MOTION TO RETURN TO OPEN SESSION
 
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
 
MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENT
Adequate notice of this meeting has been provided by Resolution 283-12, setting the 2013 meeting dates, sending a copy to THE RECORD and THE JEWISH STANDARD, 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
1.         Presentation by Steve Fox & Bruce Prince – Proposed Holocaust Memorial & Center for  Tolerance Education in Andreas Park
 
2.         Certificates of Recognition – Teaneck Fire Department
            a.         Firefighter Corey Goodall
            b.         Firefighter Gregory Wagner
 
PUBLIC HEARING AND ADOPTION OF ORDINANCES
The Township Clerk read the title of the following Ordinance into the record:
ORDINANCE NO. 6-2013 - BOND ORDINANCE TO AUTHORIZE THE ACQUISITION OF NEW ADDITIONAL OR REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT AND MACHINERY AND NEW INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT, AND THE RECONDITIONING OF A FIRE LADDER TRUCK, IN, BY AND FOR THE TOWNSHIP OF TEANECK, IN THE COUNTY OF BERGEN, STATE OF NEW JERSEY, TO APPROPRIATE THE SUM OF $872,800 TO PAY THE COST THEREOF, TO MAKE A DOWN PAYMENT, TO AUTHORIZE THE ISSUANCE OF BONDS TO FINANCE SUCH APPROPRIATION AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF BOND ANTICIPATION NOTES IN ANTICIPATION OF THE ISSUANCE OF SUCH BONDS
 
Mayor to inquire whether any member of the Council has any comments respecting these ordinances prior to opening the public hearing.
 
Mayor to declare that the public hearings on the above ordinances are now open.  Any members of the public wishing to be heard on any of said ordinances or to ask questions concerning said ordinances may come forward and state their name and address for the record. Comments or questions shall be limited to five minutes per person.
 
There being no further persons wishing to speak concerning said ordinances, the Mayor to declare that the public hearing on this ordinance is now closed.
 
Councilmember moves to pass Ordinances                on second and final reading and adopt. The Township Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to advertise same according to law. Seconded by Councilmember _____.
 
Mayor to inquire whether any member of the Council has any comments respecting these ordinances.
 
There being no further comments, Mayor to call on Ms. Evelina for a roll-call vote.
 
Roll Call.
 
Mayor to declare that said ordinances are (or are not) duly adopted.
 
MEETING OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FOR GOOD AND WELFARE AND
 PUBLIC INPUT ON ANY MATTERS ON THIS AGENDA
Mayor to inquire whether any member of the Council has any comments prior to opening the meeting to any comments from the public.
 
Mayor to declare that any members of the public wishing to be heard at this time shall come forward and state their names for the record. Comments shall be limited to five minutes per person
 
There being no further persons wishing to speak at this time (or the time limit of one hour having expired), the Mayor to declare that the public comment portion of the meeting is now closed.
 
Mayor to inquire whether any member of the Council or the Manager wishes to respond to the public comments or whether a member of the Council wishes to remove any item from the Consent Agenda and have a separate discussion thereon.
 
INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE
Councilmember moves that Ordinance No. 7-2013 be introduced and passed on first reading and that the Township Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to publish the required legal notice of the introduction thereof, together with a notice of the place, time, and date on which a public hearing will be held on said ordinance, and on which said ordinance will be considered for final adoption. 
 
Township Clerk to read the Ordinance by title only.
 
ORDINANCE NO. 7-2013 – ORDINANCE TO EXCEED THE MUNICIPAL BUDGET APPROPRIATION LIMITS AND TO ESTABLISH A CAP BANK.
 
Seconded by Councilmember.
 
Mayor to inquire as to whether any Councilmember wishes to comment upon the motion to introduce.
 
There being no further comments, Mayor to call on the Township Clerk for a roll-call vote.
 
Roll Call.
 
Mayor to declare that said ordinance is (or is not) duly introduced and passed on first reading.
 
RESOLUTION B – INTRODUCE AND APPROVE 2013 MUNICIPAL BUDGET, ON FIRST READING, BY TITLE, AND SCHEDULE APRIL 23, 2013 AT 8:00 P.M. IN THE MUNICIPAL BUILDING COUNCIL CHAMBERS AS THE DATE, TIME AND LOCATION OF PUBLIC HEARING ON 2013 MUNICIPAL BUDGET.
 
Councilmember moves to approve Resolution B and to dispense with the reading of same inasmuch as it has been posted on the bulletin board all day.
 
Mayor to call on the Township Clerk for a roll-call vote.
 
Roll Call.
 
Mayor to declare whether said item is (or is not passed).
 
RESOLUTION C – INTRODUCE AND APPROVE 2013 CEDAR LANE SPECIAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT BUDGET, ON FIRST READING, BY TITLE, AND SCHEDULE APRIL 23, 2013 AT 8:00 P.M. IN THE MUNICIPAL BUILDING COUNCIL CHAMBERS AS THE DATE, TIME AND LOCATION OF PUBLIC HEARING ON 2013 CEDAR LANE SPECIAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT BUDGET.
 
Councilmember moves to approve Resolution C and to dispense with the reading of same inasmuch as it has been posted on the bulletin board all day.
 
Mayor to call on the Township Clerk for a roll-call vote.
 
Roll Call.
 
Mayor to declare whether said item is (or is not passed).
 
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.
 
RAFFLES
All subject to approval and conditions applicable with the Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission and pursuant to State Statute.
1.         Raffle Application No. 1352 – Center for Food Action – On Premise 50/50 - $20.00
2.         Raffle Application No. 1353 – Center for Food Action – Off Premise 50/50 - $20.00
 
MINUTES
January 22, 2013 – Open Session Meeting (Absent: C. Schwartz).
February 5, 2013 – Open Session Meeting.
February 12, 2013 – Special Meeting (Absent: C. Schwartz) – Approved for Content Only.
February 19, 2013 – Open Session Meeting.
February 26, 2013 – Closed Session Meeting (Absent: C. Katz) – Approved for Content Only.
 
RESOLUTIONS
D.        Authorize 2013 Emergency Temporary Appropriations.
E.         Authorize Submission of Application to LFB – Refunding Bond Ordinance.
F.         Refund Tax Overpayments – Various – 2010, 2012 & 2013.
G.        Ratify Payments – CFO – February, 2013.
H.        Authorize Issuance of Purchase Order – Chas S. Winner, Inc. – Police Vehicles.
I.          Award Contract – Halecon, Inc. – Court Games Resurfacing.
J.          Award Sale of Township Property – Lot 23, Block 5604.01.
K.        Request Legislature to Correct Inequity – Real Estate Tax Refunds.
L.         Appoint Council Liaisons to Boards.
M.        Authorize 2012/2013 Municipal Consent Pursuant to Special Ruling – Liquor License       No. 0260-33-015-005 – World of Wings.
 
BILL LIST
Ms. Evelina to read the amount of the Bill List into the record ($).
 
Councilmember moves to approve the Consent Agenda, including Raffles, Minutes, Resolutions and the Bill List and to dispense with the reading of same inasmuch as it has been posted on the bulletin board all day, except ____________________. Seconded by Councilmember _________________.
 
Mayor to call on Ms. Evelina for a roll-call vote.
 
Roll Call.
 
Mayor to declare whether said items are (or are not passed).
 
INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCES
Councilmember moves that Ordinances         be introduced and passed on first reading and that the Township Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to publish the required legal notice of the introduction thereof, together with a notice of the place, time, and date on which a public hearing will be held on said ordinance, and on which said ordinance will be considered for final adoption. 
 
Township Clerk to read the titles of the following Ordinances into the record:
ORDINANCE NO. 8-2013 - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 27-3 OF CHAPTER 27, “PARKS AND PLAYGROUNDS,” OF THE CODE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF TEANECK TO PERMIT UNLEASHED DOGS WITHIN PHELPS PARK AND TO ESTABLISH RULES AND REGULATIONS THEREFOR
 
ORDINANCE NO. 9-2013 - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 36-11.2 OF DIVISION 1 OFARTICLE II OF CHAPTER 36, ENTITLED "TRAFFIC," OF THE TOWNSHIP CODE DELETING RESTRICTED ON-STREET PARKING SPACES FOR HANDICAPPED FROM A PORTION OF OGDEN AVENUE
 
ORDINANCE NO. 10-2013 - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 36-8 OF DIVISION 1 OFARTICLE II OF CHAPTER 36, ENTITLED "TRAFFIC," OF THE TOWNSHIP CODE ESTABLISHING ANGLE PARKING ALONG THE SOUTH SIDE OF A PORTION OF STATE STREET
 
ORDINANCE NO. 11-2013 - REFUNDING BOND ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE FUNDING OF A $2,212,920.32 EMERGENCY TEMPORARY APPROPRIATION FOR TAX APPEALS IN, BY AND FOR THE TOWNSHIP OF TEANECK, IN THE COUNTY OF BERGEN, NEW JERSEY, AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $2,232,000 OF BONDS OR NOTES TO FINANCE SUCH EMERGENCY TEMPORARY APPROPRIATION
 
Seconded by Councilmember.
 
Mayor to inquire as to whether any Councilmember wishes to comment upon the motion to introduce.
 
There being no further comments, Mayor to call on the Township Clerk for a roll-call vote.
 
Roll Call.
 
Mayor to declare that said ordinance is (or is not) duly introduced and passed on first reading.
 
OLD BUSINESS
1.         2013 Municipal Budget.
 
MISCELLANEOUS
None.
 
NEW BUSINESS
None.
 
COMMUNICATIONS
None.
 
COMMITTEE REPORTS - COUNCIL LIAISONS
 
 
 
COUNCIL-LISTED ITEMS
1.         “Town Hall Meeting of the Seniors at the Richard Rodda Community Center”-
            C. Parker.
2.         “Listing of Council Liaison Appointments, Advisory and Statutory Boards to the      Website” – C. Parker.
3.         Dedication of the Inclusive Playground” – C. Katz.
4.         “Commuter Parking Lot” – C. Katz.
5.         “Shop Teaneck Tax Credit” – C. Schwartz.
6.         “Large Commercial Trucks Parking in Residential Areas” – C. Pruitt.
 
TOWNSHIP MANAGER'S REPORT
1.         Update – Council-Directed Items.
 
TOWNSHIP ATTORNEY’S REPORT
 
ADJOURNMENT
Councilmember moves to adjourn.
Seconded by Councilmember.
Roll Call.