Municipal Alliance Committee
On Drug Abuse and Alcoholism
Cranbury, New Jersey
March 23, 2006
TIME AND PLACE OF MEETING
The scheduled meeting of the Cranbury Township Municipal Alliance Committee was held on March 23, 2006, in the Library meeting room, 23 North Main Street, in Cranbury Township at 12:00 Noon.
CALL TO ORDER
Kristen Hamilton, Secretary of Municipal Alliance, called the meeting to order.
STATEMENT OF ADEQUATE NOTICE
Pursuant to the Sunshine Law, adequate notice in accordance with the Open Public Meeting Act (N.J.S.A. 10:4-6) was provided on January 4, 2006, of this meeting’s date, time and place and the agenda was posted on the Township bulletin board, mailed to those requesting personal notice, and filed with the Municipal Clerk.
MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE
Jane Holland, Colleen Marsh, Captain Kahler, Angie Cook, Karen Henderson, Fay Kobland, Joan Rue, Debi Mara and Carol Malouf attended the meeting.
STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE
Hailey Walsh and William Waltrip.
NON-MEMBER IN ATTENDANCE
Susan Paterson, Municipal Alliance Coordinator.
NOMINATIONS FOR CHAIRPERSON
With a quorum present, Angie Cook nominated Jane Holland as Chairperson of the Municipal Alliance; Debi Mara seconded the nomination; all in favor.
The Minutes of December 15, 2005,
January 26, 2006, and February 23, 2006, were reviewed and approved on a motion
by Joan Rue; seconded by
Township Ordinance – The MA reviewed the proposed revisions to the Township Ordinance. After much discussion, Angie made a motion to approve the proposed changes; Colleen seconded; all in favor. Kristen will forward the proposed revisions to the Township Committee for review.
Band Night – The high school teen night held on Saturday, March 18, 2006, at the Cranbury Methodist Church, was a success. A total of 70 paying guests and 15 band members attended. The event grossed $425.00 and cost $508.79. The bands present expressed an interest in playing again for another event.
Drug Free Fair – More middle school involvement is needed at the Drug Free Fair. A teen tent should be set up with activities, i.e. karaoke, bands, games. Susan will call Hailey Walsh and/or William Waltrip to seek their opinions and ideas.
It was agreed that next year’s budget should increase the donation towards the Drug Free Fair.
Due to the success of Band Night, it was agreed that additional events need to be planned so momentum is not lost. It is the hope of the MA to hold teen events once a quarter. Colleen will get information from Chris Orcutt on holding a summer event at Cranbury Swim Club.
Susan Paterson would like to see the “Wasted” program presented to the middle school. Scheduling problems might prohibit same.
Carol Malouf advised that Dr. Moore is no longer holding the boys’ chat groups at Cranbury School. Kristen will advise Susan Paterson of same and request that she find a replacement.
ADJOURNMENT OF MEETING
There being no further business, on motion duly made, seconded, and carried, the meeting was thereupon adjourned.
CERTIFICATE OF SECRETARY
I, undersigned, do hereby certify:
That I am the duly appointed secretary of the Cranbury Township Municipal Alliance Committee on Drug Abuse and Alcoholism; and
That the foregoing minutes of the Municipal Alliance Committee on Drug Abuse and Alcoholism, held on March 23, 2006, consisting of three (3) pages, constitute a true and accurate copy of the minutes of the said meeting.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto subscribed my name of said Committee this day of , 2006.
Kristen H. Hamilton Secretary