Township of Cranbury, New Jersey

Township Committee Meeting Agenda

July 26, 2004

 

 

 

1.                  Pledge of Allegiance

 

2.                  Open Public Meetings Act Notice

 

3.                  Roll Call

 

4.                  Reports and Communications from Committee

 

--Committee Minutes 28 June and 12 July 2004

--Sub Committee Reports -

           

5.                  Agenda Additions/Changes

 

6.                  Ordinances First Reading

 

                  Ordinance # 07-04-14 - An Ordinance of the Township of Cranbury in                                     Middlesex County, New Jersey authorizing the acquisition of a permanent                                right-of-way across a portion of property designated as Block 7, Lot 1 on                            the Cranbury Township Tax Map to facilitate the completion of the Half                          Acre Road and Route 130 intersection improvements. (Second Reading 16             August 2004 7:30 PM)

 

                        Ordinance # 07-04-17 - An Ordinance of the Township of Cranbury in                                     Middlesex County, New Jersey concerning Land Development and                                    amending the Code of the Township of Cranbury. (Second Reading 30                                     August 2004 8:00 PM)

 

                        Ordinance # 07-04-18 - An Ordinance of the Township of Cranbury in                                     Middlesex County, New Jersey changing the boundaries of the I-LI and I-                         LIS zoning districts and amending Chapter 150 of the Code of the                                      Township of Cranbury. (Second Reading 30 August 2004 8:00 PM)

 

                        Ordinance # 07-04-19 - Municipal 8 Year Farmland Preservation Program

                  (Second Reading 16 August 2004 7:30 PM)

 

7.                  Ordinances Second Reading

 

                  Ordinance # 07-04-15 - An Ordinance of the Township of Cranbury,                           County of Middlesex, State of New Jersey, approving the conveyance to                                the County of Middlesex of two three-foot wide strips of land across a                                 portion of property designated on the Township Tax Map as Block 25, Lot                     19.01 ("Barclay North") for right-of-way purposes, the conveyance to the                           Township of Cranbury of a seven-and-a-half-foot-wide strip of land across                   a portion of property designed on the Township Tax Map Block 23, Lot

 

                  12.01 ("Barclay South") for right-of-way purposes, the conveyance to the                                 Township of Cranbury of a 20-foot-wide easement across a portion of                            property designed on the Township Tax Map Block 23, Lot 12.01                                       ("Barclay South") for drainage purposes, and the dedication to the                                           Township of an easement across property designated on the Township Tax             Map as Block 23, Lot 12.02 ("Barclay Stream Corridor") for irrigation                          purposes, all as permitted by N.J.S.A. 40:A-13(B)(1). (First Reading                                     12 July 2004 7:30 PM)

 

                  Ordinance # 07-04-16 - An Ordinance of the Township of Cranbury,                           County of Middlesex, State of New Jersey accepting the conveyance by                                 Sharbell Cranbury Inc of a landscape buffer and utility easement and the                                   dedication by Sharbell of "Updike Park". (First Reading 12 July 2004 7:30                         PM)

 

8.                  Consent Agenda    

 

Resolution # R 07-04-145 – Payment of Bills

Resolution # R 07-04-146 – Resolution authorizing execution of a right of entry agreement with Cranbury Housing Associates for Village Park Access 2004/2005 for $2400.00 (Block 33, lot 26)

Resolution # R 07-04-147 – Resolution of the Township of Cranbury authorizing the Chief Financial Officer to sign on behalf of the Tax Collector in his/her absence.

Resolution # R 07-04-148 – Authorizing extension of the grace period to 25 days after the date the tax bills are mailed for 3rd quarter installment (taxes due 23 August 2004)         

Resolution # R 07-04-149 – Resolution appointing Patrolman Ryan Dworzanski as the Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator.

Resolution # R 07-04-150 – Authorizing the release of Plan Review and Engineering Escrow for Sudler Corp., CRANSUD ONE and TWO LLC., Block 5. Lot 17.01.

 

9.                  Work Session

 

a.       South Brunswick Force Main Extension (Cathy Marcelli)

      The project is anticipated to be complete and ready for service by 30 July         2004.  There have been a number of delays attributed to the acquisition of       easements.  The original contract completion date was 24 April 2004 but        the project site is not complete and there are a few outstanding sections of         work. 

 

 

 

 

b.      Public Hearing Municipally Approved Eight Year Program (Henry Realty Co. LLC, 1234 South River Road)

      Under the Municipally Approved Eight Year Program, the farmland owner        agrees to restrict nonagricultural development for a period of eight years        in exchange for certain benefits.  The benefits include grants for soil and   water conservation projects and protections from nuisance complaints, zoning changes, and eminent domain actions.  The Middlesex County      Agriculture Development Board and the Cranbury Township Planning      Board has approved the petition of Henry Realty, LLC.  The Township has       notified owners with 200 feet and must hold a public meeting, and if        appropriate pass a resolution approving the petition.

 

c.       2005 NJDOT Municipal Aid Application (Cathy Marcelli)

      The Township has been extremely successful in receiving funding from   this program.  The Cranbury Neck Road Sidewalk (to include application         for additional discretionary aid) and monies for Liberty Way are past       projects.  2005 funding recommendations are for continued funding for Liberty Way and sidewalk extensions along the North Side of Old Trenton       Road from the end of the sidewalk vicinity the Sharbell to       Shadow Oaks.  

 

d.      Senior Survey (Beth Vegthe)

      The Recreation Commission developed the Senior Census as an            information gathering tool to learn about the issues that concern the Senior       citizens of Cranbury.  The census was mailed to all the township residents     in the Spring Newsletter.

 

e.       Boy Scout Eagle Project Bike Path at Village Park

      Proposal to design and build a Biking Park in Village Park. Project is park         of an Eagle Project will be placed on public lands.

 

10.              Public Comment (For any items not on the agenda)

 

11.              Mayor’s Notes

                                                                 

12.              Closed Session – Resolution # R 07-04-144 – Closed Session Committee Minutes – Committee Minutes 28 June 2004; Personnel: Zoning Board of       Adjustment Appointments

 

13.              Approval of Closed session minutes of  Committee Meeting of  28 June 2004

 

14.              Adjourn

 

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TC July 2004