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April 23, 2013 - Minutes - Open Session Meeting

Date: April 23, 2013

 

MINUTES OF THE OPEN SESSION MEETING OF
THE TEANECK TOWNSHIP COUNCIL
HELD IN THE MUNICIPAL BUILDING CHAMBERS ON
TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2013
 
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.
 
Mayor Hameeduddin called the Closed Session Meeting of the Teaneck Township Council to order at 7 p.m.
 
ROLL CALL
Present:           C. Parker, D.M. Gussen (arrived at 7:17 p.m.), C. Pruitt, C. Katz (arrived at 7:17 p.m.), C. Schwartz, Mayor Hameeduddin.
Absent:            C. Stern.
Also Present:   W. Broughton, Township Manager; J.L. Evelina, RMC, Township Clerk;
                        Stanley Turitz, Esq. & William Rupp, Esq. - Ferrara, Turitz, Harraka & Goldberg,
                        P.C.
 
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.
 
The Township Clerk read Resolution #90-2013, authorizing the Council to enter into Closed Session into the record.
 
Having adopted Resolution #90-2013, Mayor Hameeduddin made a motion to close the meeting to the public to discuss matters concerning advisory board applicants, negotiations, security procedures and legal issues. Seconded by C. Schwartz and carried by the following vote:
 
In Favor:         C. Parker, D.M. Gussen, C. Schwartz, Mayor Hameeduddin.
Opposed:         None.
Absent:            C. Stern, C. Katz (at time of vote), C. Pruitt (at time of vote).
 
CLOSED SESSION DISCUSSION
 
MOTION TO RETURN TO OPEN SESSION
 
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Mayor Hameeduddin called the Open Session Meeting of the Teaneck Township Council to order 8:00 p.m. and asked all present to please rise for the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
Present:           C. Parker, D.M. Gussen, C. Pruitt, C. Katz, C. Schwartz, Mayor Hameeduddin.
Absent:            C. Stern.
Also Present:   W. Broughton, Township Manager; J.L. Evelina, RMC, Township Clerk;                                        C. Loschiavo, Senior Clerk; S. Turitz, Esq. - Ferrara, Turitz, Harraka & Goldberg,                   P.C.
 
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.
 
The Mayor informed the public with respect to the upcoming Council Meeting, Recycling Seminar, Volunteer Appreciation Day and the matters discussed during Closed Session.
 
Council moved Old Business on the Agenda before Presentations to add Resolution L/100-2013 to the Consent Agenda. The Township Clerk read Resolution L/100-2013 into the record.
 
PRESENTATIONS
1.         Proclamation to Shade Tree Advisory Board – Arbor Day.
Council presented a Proclamation to the Shade Tree Advisory Board, and the Shade Tree Advisory Board Chairwoman, Roby Langert informed Council of the date, time and location for Arbor Day. She also invited all to attend.
 
PUBLIC HEARING AND ADOPTION OF ORDINANCES
The Township Clerk to read the titles of the following Ordinances into the record:
 
ORDINANCE NO. 4-2013 - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 33, DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS,” OF THE CODE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF TEANECK ESTABLISHING THE MEDICAL OFFICE RESIDENTIAL OVERLAY DISTRICT (MOR) AND THE MEDICAL OFFICE BUSINESS OVERLAY DISTRICT (MOB)
 
ORDINANCE NO. 5-2013 - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS 33-13 OF ARTICLE II AND 33-17 OF ARTICLE III OF CHAPTER 33 OF THE CODE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF TEANECK RELATING TO DEVELOPER’S AGREEMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH SUBDIVISION AND SITE PLAN REVIEW
 
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
 
ORDINANCE NO. 12-2013 - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 36-19 OF DIVISION 2 OFARTICLE II OF CHAPTER 36, ENTITLED "TRAFFIC," OF THE TOWNSHIP CODE DELETING PROHIBITED PARKING BETWEEN 2:00 A.M. AND 7:00 A.M. ON A PORTION OF TEANECK ROAD
 
ORDINANCE NO. 13-2013 - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 36-12 OF DIVISION 2 OFARTICLE II OF CHAPTER 36, ENTITLED "TRAFFIC," OF THE TOWNSHIP CODE ADDING PROHIBITED PARKING AT ALL TIMES ON A PORTION OF TEANECK ROAD AS REQUESTED BY ADJOINING PROPERTY OWNERS
 
ORDINANCE NO. 14-2013 - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 36-19 OF DIVISION 2 OFARTICLE II OF CHAPTER 36, ENTITLED "TRAFFIC," OF THE TOWNSHIP CODE ADDING PROHIBITED PARKING BETWEEN 2:00 A.M. AND 7:00 A.M. ON A PORTION OF TEANECK ROAD
 
ORDINANCE NO. 15-2013 - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 36-28 OF DIVISION 3 OFARTICLE II OF CHAPTER 36, ENTITLED "TRAFFIC," OF THE TOWNSHIP CODE ADDING LIMITED THREE-HOUR PARKING BETWEEN 8:00 A.M. AND 6:00 P.M. EXCEPT SUNDAYS AND HOLIDAYS ON A PORTION OF TEANECK ROAD AS REQUESTED BY ADJOINING PROPERTY OWNERS
 
ORDINANCE NO.16-2013 - AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $20,125.00 AS A CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FOR THE ADA BATHROOMS AT BELLE AVENUE INFORMATION CENTER. THIS PROJECT TO BE FINANCED ENTIRELY FROM COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT FUNDS
 
ORDINANCE NO. 17-2013 - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 36-11.2 OF DIVISION 1 OFARTICLE II OF CHAPTER 36, ENTITLED "TRAFFIC," OF THE TOWNSHIP CODE ADDING RESTRICTED ON-STREET PARKING SPACES FOR HANDICAPPED ON A PORTION OF COOPER AVENUE AS REQUESTED BY ADJOINING PROPERTY OWNER
 
ORDINANCE NO. 18-2013 - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ARTICLE III OF CHAPTER 37 OF THE CODE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF TEANECK RESPECTING THE CUTTING, REMOVAL, TRIMMING OR PRUNING OF PUBLIC TREES
 
ORDINANCE NO. 19-2013 - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ARTICLE II OF CHAPTER 35 AND APPENDIX IV OF CHAPTER 2 OF THE CODE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF TEANECK RESPECTING TOWING AND STORAGE SERVICES AND THE MAXIMUM FEES AND CHARGES THEREFOR
 
Mayor to inquire whether any member of the Council has any comments respecting these ordinances prior to opening the public hearing.
 
No member of Council commented.
 
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.
 
Howard Rose – supported Ordinance No. 4-2013; and raised his issues with the project and costs associated with Ordinance No. 16-2013.
 
Phillip Rufuso (SIC) – supported Ordinance No. 4-2013.
 
Art Vatsky – raised his issues with the project and costs associated with Ordinance No. 16-2013.
 
Norma Goetz, Member of Shade Tree Advisory Board – raised her issues with Ordinance No. 18-2013 insofar as who deems a tree hazardous.
 
Naomi Cramer – raised her issues with the building in connection with Ordinance No. 16-2013 insofar as its location.
 
Nancy Cochrane – raised her issues with Ordinance No. 18-2013 insofar as the Shade Tree Advisory Board’s lack of involvement.
 
Chris (SIC) – spoke about his measures taken to remove a tree; supported Ordinance No. 18-2013; and suggested additional language for same.
 
Alex Rashin – questioned the process in connection with Ordinance No. 11-2013.
 
Alan Sohn – raised his issues with the process in connection with Ordinance No. 11-2013.
 
Charles Powers – supported Ordinance No. 4-2013 and raised his issues regarding the time involved with same; and raised his issues with the process in connection with Ordinance No. 11-2013.
 
Roby Langert, Shade Tree Advisory Chairperson – requested that Ordinance No. 18-2013 be tabled for the Board to provide recommendations to Council.
 
Cathy Cazzo (SIC) – supported Ordinance No. 18-2013; spoke about issues she is experiencing with her neighbor’s tree; and requested clarification on the Ordinance.
 
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.
 
Mayor to inquire whether any member of the Council has any comments respecting these ordinances.
 
Mr. Turitz explained the purpose of the Ordinance in its current form, and Council briefly discussed same.
 
Council pulled Ordinance No. 18-2013 and directed the Township Clerk to re-list said Ordinance for Public Hearing and Adoption on May 7, 2013. 
 
C. Parker questioned the timeline for the project in connection with Ordinance No. 16-2013. In response, Manager Broughton advised that the Ordinance is solely to move forward with funding at this time, and the details of the project are forthcoming.
 
C. Katz moved to pass the above-referenced Ordinances with the exception of Ordinance No. 18-2013 on second and final reading and adopt. The Township Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to advertise same according to law. Seconded by C. Pruitt.
 
There being no further comments, Mayor to call on the Township Clerk for a roll-call vote.
 
In Favor:         C. Parker, D.M. Gussen, C. Pruitt, C. Katz, C. Schwartz, Mayor Hameeduddin.
Opposed:         D.M. Gussen – Ordinance No. 16-2013.
Absent:            C. Stern.
Abstained:       C. Parker – Ordinance No. 17-2013.
 
Mayor to declare that said Ordinances are duly adopted, except Ordinance No. 18-2013.
 
RESOLUTION B/91-2013 – AUTHORIZE TOWNSHIP CLERK TO READ 2013 MUNICIPAL BUDGET BY TITLE ONLY
C. Katz moved to approve Resolution B/91-2013 and to dispense with the reading of same inasmuch as it has been posted on the bulletin board all day. Seconded by C. Schwartz.
 
Mayor to call on the Township Clerk for a roll-call vote.
 
In Favor:         C. Parker, D.M. Gussen, C. Pruitt, C. Katz, C. Schwartz, Mayor                                                     Hameeduddin.
Opposed:         None.
Absent:            C. Stern.
 
Mayor to declare said item is passed.
 
HEARING ON THE 2013 MUNICIPAL BUDGET
Township Clerk to read the title of the 2013 Municipal Budget into the record.
 
MUNICIPAL BUDGET OF THE TOWNSHIP OF TEANECK, COUNTY OF BERGEN, STATE OF NEW JERSEY FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR 2013.
 
Mayor to inquire whether any member of the Council has any comments respecting the 2013 Municipal Budget prior to opening the public hearing.
 
No member of Council commented.
 
Mayor to declare that the public hearing on the 2013 Municipal Budget is open. Any members of the public wishing to be heard on the 2013 Municipal Budget or to ask questions concerning said Budget may come forward and state their name for the record. Comments or questions shall be limited to five minutes per person.
 
Alex Rashin – raised his issues with having a paid Fire Department and new offices; and suggested that employees work from home.
 
Alan Sohn – raised his issues with an increase in tax rates; and costs associated with various projects and staffing.
 
Art Vatsky – raised his issues with the costs associated with the soccer fields project and the four-day work week; and suggested that employees work from home.
 
Charles Powers – raised his issues with the budget process insofar as the assessment of personnel and debate.
 
Naomi Cramer – raised her issues with costs associated with legal and administrative expenses; and the soccer fields project.
 
Howard Rose – raised his issues with the tax increases and the costs associated with various projects.
 
There being no further persons wishing to speak concerning the 2013 Municipal Budget, the Mayor to declare that the public hearing on the 2013 Municipal Budget is now closed.
 
Mayor Hameeduddin spoke about the numerous parents who are in support of the soccer fields and the impact of prior legal settlements on the Township today.
 
RESOLUTION C/92-2013 – AMEND 2013 MUNICIPAL BUDGET
Mayor Hameeduddin moves that Resolution C/92-2013 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 Resolution, and on which said Resolution will be considered for final adoption. Seconded by C. Katz.
 
Mayor to inquire as to whether any Councilmember wishes to comment upon the motion to introduce.
 
C. Parker expressed support for the renovations to the soccer fields and the Belle Avenue Information Center. She also asked the Manager to confirm that legal expenses have substantially decreased. The Manager confirmed that legal expenses has decreased and below budget. He referred to the Township Attorney’s services as extraordinary.
 
C. Schwartz noted that Ms. Cramer’s husband previously served as legal counsel to the Township, and explained the process of emergency response. Manager Broughton spoke about the response time of the Fire Department in any emergency and commended the Department.
 
C. Pruitt proposed that Council begin to look for savings early for the calendar year 2013. 
 
Mayor Hameeduddin spoke about development as a way of increasing revenue.
 
D.M. Gussen spoke about residents suggesting the budget be cut but not suggesting services to sacrifice.
 
The Township Clerk read Resolution C/92-2013 into the record. (See Attached).
 
Mayor to call on the Township Clerk for a roll-call vote.
 
In Favor:         C. Parker, C. Pruitt, C. Katz, C. Schwartz, Mayor Hameeduddin.
Opposed:         D.M. Gussen.
Absent:            C. Stern.
 
Mayor to declare that said Resolution is duly introduced and passed on first reading.
 
RESOLUTION D/93-2013 – AUTHORIZE TOWNSHIP CLERK TO READ 2013 CEDAR LANE SPECIAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT BUDGET BY TITLE ONLY
D.M. Gussen moves to approve Resolution D/93-2013 and to dispense with the reading of same inasmuch as it has been posted on the bulletin board all day. Seconded by Mayor Hameeduddin.
 
Mayor to call on the Township Clerk for a roll-call vote.
 
In Favor:         C. Parker, D.M. Gussen, C. Pruitt, C. Katz, C. Schwartz, Mayor Hameeduddin.
Opposed:         None.
Absent:            C. Stern.
 
Mayor to declare said item is passed.
 
HEARING ON THE 2013 CEDAR LANE SPECIAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT BUDGET
Township Clerk to read the title of the 2013 Cedar Lane Special Improvement District Budget  into the record.
 
CEDAR LANE SPECIAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT BUDGET FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR 2013
 
Mayor to inquire whether any member of the Council has any comments respecting the 2013 Cedar Lane Special Improvement District Budget prior to opening the public hearing.
 
D.M. Gussen requested that the matter be discussed under Old Business.
 
Mayor to declare that the public hearing on the 2013 Cedar Lane Special Improvement District Budget is open. Any members of the public wishing to be heard on the 2013 Cedar Lane Special Improvement District Budget or to ask questions concerning said Budget may come forward and state their name for the record. Comments or questions shall be limited to five minutes per person.
 
Art Vatsky – raised his issues with the aesthetics of the Cedar Lane Streetscape; and suggested improvements of same.
 
Howard Rose – expressed support for removing property owners who are not business owners; and suggested areas for improvement of the Cedar Lane Streetscape.
 
There being no further persons wishing to speak concerning the 2013 Cedar Lane Special Improvement District Budget, the Mayor to declare that the public hearing on the 2013 Cedar Lane Special Improvement District Budget is now closed.
 
D.M. Gussen explained the purpose of the Budget for the public and advised that the Council does not have involvement same.
 
RESOLUTION E/94-2013 – ADOPT 2013 CEDAR LANE SPECIAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT BUDGET BY TITLE ONLY
C. Pruitt moves to approve Resolution E/94-2013 and to dispense with the reading of same inasmuch as it has been posted on the bulletin board all day. Seconded by C. Schwartz.
 
Mayor to call on the Township Clerk for a roll-call vote.
 
In Favor:         C. Parker, D.M. Gussen, C. Pruitt, C. Katz, C. Schwartz, Mayor Hameeduddin.
Opposed:         None.
Absent:            C. Stern.
 
Mayor to declare said item is passed.
 
The Council recessed at 9:54 p.m. and reconvened at 9:59 p.m.
 
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.
 
No member of Council commented.
 
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.
 
Jason Castle – extended thoughts to those who were victim of the recent terroristic attack in Boston; spoke about his accomplishments in the military; and raised his issues with receiving an invitation to speak at Memorial Day and the rescinding of same.
 
Resident (Inaudible) – spoke in support of the proposed Holocaust Memorial and Educational Center.
 
Eva Leiman (SIC) – raised her issues with the proposed Holocaust Memorial and Educational Center; and suggested a public referendum.
 
Senator Weinberg – raised her issues with Mr. Castle’s invitation to Memorial Day being rescinded.
 
Mohammed Dawood (SIC) – raised his issues with America.
 
Laura Mausner – raised her issues with the proposed Holocaust Memorial and Educational Center.
 
Theresa Richardson (SIC) – raised her issues with the proposed Holocaust Memorial and Educational Center.
 
Laura Zucker - raised her issues with Mr. Castle’s invitation to Memorial Day being rescinded.
 
Naomi Cramer - raised her issues with Mr. Castle’s invitation to Memorial Day being rescinded.
 
Alan Sohn – spoke about diversity in Teaneck; suggested that proposals by residents be considered; and suggested areas of budget cuts.
 
Charles Powers - raised his issues with Mr. Castle’s invitation to Memorial Day being rescinded and Township processes; and spoke about the competitive process at Freeholder meetings.
 
Howard Rose - raised his issues with Mr. Castle’s invitation to Memorial Day being rescinded; and requested clarification with respect to Mr. Castle’s allegation.
 
Alex Rashin – suggested an investigation of Mr. Castle’s allegation; spoke about the Fire Department’s response time in connection with a recent fire; suggested a volunteer Fire Department; and raised his issues with the renovation of the old police headquarters.
 
Senator Weinberg – requested that Council respond with the name of who made the decision with respect to rescinding of Mr. Castle’s invitation; questioned what law would support such rescinding; and requested that Council overrule same.
 
Kenneth Hoffman, Environmental Advisory Board Respecting Votee Park Chairperson – advised that the Votee Park remediation costs will be under state standards, ultimately saving the Township a substantial amount of money; advised that the park poses no health risk to the public; and thanked the Council and Administration for supporting the Advisory Board to better Teaneck.
 
There being no further persons wishing to speak at this time, 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.
 
Mayor Hameeduddin informed that the proposed Holocaust Memorial and Educational Center is under legal review; informed that complaints have been received with respect to past speakers politicizing at prior Memorial Day Observances and as a result, conversations ensued with the Manager and Mr. McGilchrist in connection with the decision involving Mr. Castle; and as the Council Liaison to the Patriotic Observance Advisory Board, he will request that the Board create a criteria for speakers that is fair and balanced at their next meeting.
 
C. Parker expressed that she did not recall approving speakers at prior observances; and suggested that his original invitation be honored.
 
C. Parker made a motion that Mr. Castle serve as a speaker at the Memorial Day Observance. Seconded by C. Pruitt.
 
C. Pruitt seconded Councilwoman Parker’s sentiments.
 
Manager Broughton informed the public that he had not discussed his decision regarding Mr. Castle with the Council; advised of the decision process to appoint keynote speakers each year for the Memorial Day Observance which includes his involvement; informed that this year, Mr. McGilchrist made a unilateral decision to appoint Mr. Castle as a speaker to represent the Patriotic Observance Advisory Board of the Township Council. He clarified that his decision was solely based on Mr. Castle’s negative interactions with the Council during meetings, and did not feel it appropriate that he be appointed as a keynote speaker to represent the Council. He expressed that the Memorial Day Observance is to honor those who have died for our country and not any speaker.
 
C. Parker raised her issues with Mr. Castle being uninvited after being invited and the Council not being notified of the events.
 
C. Katz informed that the Council’s action with respect to the Holocaust Memorial and Educational Center was solely to authorize discussion with respect to same. With respect to the Mr. Castle issue, he spoke about the Manager’s duties to the Township. He recalled yearly involvement with respect to appointing keynote speakers with the former Patriotic Observance Advisory Board Chairperson, Mr. Tiboldo and suggested that the issue at hand was as a result of a process issue and not Mr. Castle, individually. He emphasized that advisory boards are in place to advise the Council only and suggested that the Council should not be told what decision are being made after the fact but rather the Council should be the decision makers.
 
C. Parker suggested that the issue should not be considered a process issue midstream and requested a roll call to her motion.
 
In Favor:         C. Parker, C. Pruitt.
Opposed:         D.M. Gussen, C. Katz, C. Schwartz, Mayor Hameeduddin.
Absent:            C. Stern.
 
Mayor declared that the motion did not carry.
 
C. Katz requested that the advisory boards be reminded that they should be forwarding information and suggestions to Council and not acting unilaterally.
 
C. Parker announced that she will be leaving and requested to place nominations to the Youth Advisory Board on record. She nominated Miriam Bildner, Nikki Bildner, Steven Borodach, Noah Brown and Rafi Wind as Youth Members to the Youth Advisory Board. The Township Clerk will prepare an appointing resolution for May 7, 2013. C. Parker also advised that the Board would like to address concerns regarding the Youth Forum at an upcoming Council Meeting. The Township Clerk will schedule same for the first meeting in June, 2013.
 
C. Pruitt suggested other open spaces for the proposed Holocaust Memorial, other than Andreas Park. In response, Mr. Turitz advised that the matter is under legal review with respect to the Andreas Park location, and he will report back to the Council for further discussion.
 
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.
RA #1356 – Holy Name Health Care Foundation – Off Premise 50/50 Cash Raffle - $20.00.
RA #1357 – Center for Food Action – On Premise Merchandise Draw Raffle - $20.00.
 
MINUTES
March 5, 2013 – Closed Session Meeting (Absent: C. Parker) – Approved for Content Only.
March 19, 2013 – Closed Session Meeting – Approved for Content Only.
April 9, 2013 – Closed Session Meeting – Approved for Content Only.
April 9, 2013 – Open Session Meeting.
 
RESOLUTIONS
F/95-2013        Amend 2013 Temporary Budget - Authorize Emergency Temporary                                               Appropriations.
H/96-2013       Appoint Members to Senior Citizen Advisory Board.
I/97-2013        Ratify Payments – CFO – March, 2013.
J/98-2013        Refund Tax Overpayments – Tax Collector – 2012.
K/99-2013       Authorize Settlement Agreement – Ramon Collazo and Virginia Collaza vs.                                   Teaneck – Docket No. BER-L-9047-11.
L/100-2013     Appoint H. Thompson to Planning Board as Alternate #2 Member.
 
BILL LIST
The Township Clerk to read the amount of the Bill List into the record ($5,229,683.93).
 
D.M. Gussen 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 the following Resolution:
G.        Authorize 2013-2014 Annual Liquor License Renewal – Distribution Liquor License No. 0260-44-016-004 (MA’ADAN Take Home Foods, Inc.
 
Seconded by Mayor Hameeduddin.
 
Mayor to call on the Township Clerk for a roll-call vote.
 
In Favor:         D.M. Gussen, C. Pruitt, C. Katz, C. Schwartz, Mayor Hameeduddin.
Opposed:         None.
Absent:           C. Parker (at time of vote), C. Stern.
 
Mayor to declare said items are passed.
 
INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE
C. Katz moves that Ordinance 20-2013 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 title of the following Ordinance into the record:
ORDINANCE NO. 20-2013 - AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 36-28.5 OF DIVISION 3, OF ARTICLE II OF CHAPTER 36 OF THE CODE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF TEANECK RELATING TO TIME LIMITED PARKING ALONG A PORTION OF CHADWICK ROAD TO PROVIDE AN EXCEPTION FOR RESIDENT PARKING PERMITS
 
Seconded by C. Pruitt.
 
Mayor to inquire as to whether any Councilmember wishes to comment upon the motion to introduce.
 
No member of Council commented.
 
There being no further comments, Mayor to call on the Township Clerk for a roll-call vote.
 
In Favor:         D.M. Gussen, C. Pruitt, C. Katz, C. Schwartz, Mayor Hameeduddin.
Opposed:         None.
Absent:            C. Parker (at time of vote), C. Stern.
 
Mayor to declare that said ordinance is (or is not) duly introduced and passed on first reading.
 
Manager Broughton advised Council that he is receiving additional requests for extensions by residents in other areas of the Township, and D.M. Gussen suggested that the Manager look at the Ordinance prior to adoption to ascertain whether or not the terms could apply to other areas.
 
OLD BUSINESS
  1. Appointment of Howard Thompson – Planning Board.
This matter was previously discussed.
 
MISCELLANEOUS
None.

NEW BUSINESS
1.                  Rededication of Eastern Star Plaque – Municipal Green.
This matter will be re-listed.
 
COMMUNICATIONS
1.                  E-Mail from EABRVP, Dated 4/17/13 – EABRVP Ordinance.
 Council agreed to extend the membership of the Board until such time as the respective work is  completed. 
 
COMMITTEE REPORTS - COUNCIL LIAISONS
D.M. Gussen requested that the Cedar Lane Special Improvement District be listed for discussion in July, 2013 and requested a tax breakdown of all residential and commercial property owners.
 
Mayor Hameeduddin advised that the Zoning Board Subcommittee met today and discussed areas for development. At this time, there is a proposal to install affordable veterans’ housing at the old Shell station. Council approved same being forwarded to the Planning Board for review. Mr. Turitz advised that an Ordinance should be included as part of the process. Also, C. Katz requested that certain deed restrictions be conveyed to the Planning Board.
 
COUNCIL-LISTED ITEMS
1.                  Shop Teaneck Tax Credit” – C. Schwartz.
This matter will be re-listed. Mr. Turitz advised that if money is not received from vendor(s), the residents will incur the costs.
 
TOWNSHIP MANAGER'S REPORT
1.         Update – Council-Directed Items
            a.         AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 36-28.2 OF DIVISION 3                                         OFARTICLE II OF CHAPTER 36, ENTITLED "TRAFFIC," OF THE                                         TOWNSHIP CODE ADDING LIMITED THREE-HOUR PARKING                                         BETWEEN 9:00 A.M. AND 5:00 P.M. EXCEPT SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS,                            AND HOLIDAYS ON A PORTION OF BROAD STREET.
 
Manager Broughton reported that the property located at 289 E. Oakdene Avenue has been cleaned by the Department of Public Works. With respect to Ward Plaza, he has not received responses from residents and will continue to attempt to secure responses. He will also meet with legal counsel to discuss the resident decal parking process.
 
TOWNSHIP ATTORNEY’S REPORT
1.                  Sidewalk Installation Rear of 1475 Palisade Avenue.
Mr. Turitz advised that Council has the legal authority to make assessments for sidewalks by way of notice and ordinance.  He further advised of a problem at the site, specifically, there is a steep slope that runs with the sidewalk. He further advised that the resident has a right to contest. Also, the Board of Adjustment adopted a resolution regarding same, and there has been no application made by the property owner.
 
ADJOURNMENT
C. Gussen moves to adjourn at 11:34 p.m. Seconded by Mayor Hameeduddin.
 
Roll Call
In Favor:         D.M. Gussen, C. Pruitt, C. Katz, C. Schwartz, Mayor Hameeduddin.
Opposed:         None.
Absent:            C. Parker (at time of vote), C. Stern.