TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING

MAY 21, 2007

 

The regular meeting of the Township Committee of the Township of Cranbury was held at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Hall Meeting Room.  Answering present to the roll call was: Township Committee members:  Thomas F. Panconi, Jr., Richard Stannard, Wayne Wittman and Mayor David J. Stout. Ms. Stave was absent. Also present was: Trishka Waterbury, Esquire, Attorney,  Thomas C. Witt, Administrator and Kathleen R. Cunningham, Clerk.  Mayor Stout led in the salute to the flag and Ms. Cunningham gave the following Open Public Meetings Act statement:

 

In accordance with Section 5 of the Open Public Meetings Act, it is hereby announced and shall be entered into the minutes of this meeting that adequate notice of this meeting has been provided:

 

(1)                 Posted on December 1, 2006 on the Bulletin Board of the Municipal

Office at 23-A North Main Street, Cranbury, New Jersey and remains posted at that location.

 

(2)                 Communicated to the Cranbury Press, Home News Tribune and Trenton Times on December 1, 2006.

 

(3)                 Was filed on December 1, 2006 with a Deputy Municipal Clerk at the Cranbury Municipal Office, 23-A North Main Street, Cranbury, New Jersey and remains on file for public inspection, and

 

(4)                 Sent to those individuals who have requested personal notice.

 

Committee Minutes of May 7, 2007

   On motion by Mr. Wittman, seconded by Mr. Stannard and unanimously carried, the Regular Committee Minutes of May 7, 2007 were adopted.

 

Closed Session Minutes of May 7, 2007

     On motion by Mr. Wittman, seconded by Mr. Stannard and unanimously carried, the Closed Session minutes of May 7, 2007 were adopted.

 

Reports and Communications

--Mayor

Mayor Stout reported on Friday, May 18th, the Personnel subcommittee had met with Mr. Greg Fehrenbach, Government Management Advisors, LLC, regarding the position of Interim Administrator.  Mayor Stout welcomed Jack Coughlin, from the firm, who will be working at Town Hall until Ms. Smeltzer starts in August.

 

   On Wednesday, May 16th the Sustainability and Alternative Energy subcommittee had met.  A presentation was given by Metro Energy on their performance of energy audits on Municipal Buildings.  The School Business Administrator also attended the meeting.  Mayor Stout reported the subcommittee expects to receive a revised scope of work from Metro Energy sometime in June and they will  provide pricing with and without the School building. 

 

   On Thursday, May 17th Mayor Stout had attended a meeting of Keep Middlesex Moving and had received a $5,000 replica check for a grant for the pedestrian/bicycle paths near the Wynnewood Development to link a route into the Village.

 

    Members of Committee

Mr. Wittman reported he had heard of an incident on Plainsboro Road of an individual being hit on a bicycle and asked the Chief to report on the incident when he gives his report later on during the Work Session.

 

 

 

 

Members of Committee (Continued)

    Mr. Stannard reported he had attended, as a guest of Police Chief Jay Hansen, a seminar given by the New Jersey Chiefs of Police concerning police, employees and benefits.  Mr. Stannard added, the seminar had been very informative and interesting.

 

Agenda Additions/Changes

      Mr. Stannard announced he had not had time to have Hatch Mott MacDonald edit the Agreement for Engineering Services for Cathleen Marcelli, P.E. and he therefore requested Resolution # R 05-07-105 be removed from the Agenda and be considered at the June 11, 2007 meeting instead.

 

Ordinance

First Reading

Cranbury Township Ordinance # 05-07-07

 

An Ordinance entitled, “Cranbury Township Ordinance # 05-07-07”, AN ORDINANCE  RE-APPROPRIATING $20,000.00 PROCEEDS OF OBLIGATIONS NOT NEEDED FOR THEIR ORGINAL PURPOSES IN VARIOUS CAPITAL ORDINANCES IN AND BY THE TOWNSHIP OF CRANBURY, IN THE COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX, NEW JERSEY was introduced for first reading.  On motion by Mr. Stannard, seconded by Mr. Wittman, the Ordinance was passed on first reading by vote:

 

Ayes:    (Panconi                                   Abstain:  (None

            (Stannard                                  Absent:   (Stave

            (Stout

            (Wittman

 

Nays:    (None

                                                            Public Hearing:  June 11, 2007

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF CRANBURY, IN THE COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX, NEW JERSEY (not less than two-thirds of all members thereof affirmatively concurring) AS FOLLOWS:

 

Section 1. Pursuant to N.J.S.A.40A:2-39, it is hereby determined that the following proceeds of obligations originally made available pursuant to the various bond ordinances listed below are no longer necessary for the following purposes:

 

Ordinance No.               Description                                            Amount to be re-appropriated

 

04-03-07                        Improvements to Recreation                    $20,000.00

                                    Facility

                                                                                               

Section 2. pursuant to N.J.S.A.40A:2.39, it is hereby determined that $20,000.00 of the proceeds of obligations referred to above are hereby re-appropriated to provide for the Howarth & Updike Barn Ordinance No. 04-05-09.

 

Section 3. The capital budget of the Township of Cranbury is hereby amended to conform with the provisions of this ordinance to the extent of any inconsistency herewith.

 

Section 4. This ordinance shall take effect 20 days after the first publication thereof after final adoption, as provided by the Local Bond Law.

 

 

 

 

 

Ordinances

      First Reading

Cranbury Township Ordinance # 05-07-08

 

An Ordinance entitled,” Cranbury Township Ordinance # 05-07-08, AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF CRANBURY AMENDING “AN ORDINANCE FIXING THE SALARIES AND WAGES FOR VARIOUS OFFICIALS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE TOWNSHIP OF CRANBURY

PROVIDING FOR THE MANNER OF PAYMENT THEREOF, AND RATIFYING SALARIES AND PAYMENTS TO EMPLOYEES AND OFFICIALS PREVIOUSLY PAID”, was introduced for first reading.  On motion by Mr. Stannard, seconded by Mr. Wittman, the Ordinance was passed on first reading by vote:

 

Ayes:    (Panconi                                   Abstain:  (None

            (Stannard                                  Absent:   (Stave

            (Stout

            (Wittman

 

Nays:    (None

                                                Public Hearing:  June 11, 2007

 

Resolution

On motion offered by Mr. Stannard, seconded by Mr. Wittman, the following resolution was adopted by vote:

 

Ayes:    (Panconi                                   Abstain:  (None

            (Stannard                                  Absent:   (Stave

            (Stout

            (Wittman

 

Nays:    (None

Cranbury Township Resolution # R 05-07-100

 

TOWNSHIP OF CRANBURY

COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX

 

Resolution Authorizing the Township to Enter Into a Consulting Contract with Government Management Advisors, LLC for the Provision of Interim Municipal Management Services

 

            WHEREAS, the Township of Cranbury has need of the services of a Consultant to provide Interim Municipal Management Services through approximately August 16, 2007 without a “fair and open process” as defined by P.L. 2004, c. 19, the “Local Unit Pay-to-Play Law”; and

 

            WHEREAS, Government Management Advisors, LLC, East Brunswick, NJ, through its Principal, Gregory, C. Fehrenbach, has submitted a proposal dated May 12, 2007 to provide these services on a temporary consulting basis for an amount not to exceed $29,000.00; and

 

            WHEREAS, Government Management Advisors, LLC, its principal and associates possess the experience, expertise, licenses and certifications necessary to serve in the capacity of interim municipal managers and administrators; and

 

            WHEREAS, Government Management Advisors, LLC has completed and filed with the Township a Business Entity Disclosure Certification for Non-Fair and Open Contracts as required by N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.2 et seq. certifying that Government Management Advisors, LLC has not made any prohibited contributions to a candidate committee or municipal committee representing

 

Cranbury Township Resolution # R 05-07-100

(Continued)

 

the elected officials of the Township of Cranbury, as well as a copy of a required Business Registration Certificate and Report of Employee Information (Affirmative Action); and

 

            WHEREAS, the Township Committee desires to enter into a written agreement describing the services and compensation of the Consultant; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Qualified Purchasing Agent of the Township has determined and certified in writing that the value of the services over the course of the contract is anticipated to exceed $17,500.00, and has also recommended that the Township enter into the contract; and

 

            WHEREAS, The Chief Financial Officer had certified that sufficient funds are available for the purpose of this contract award;

 

                        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township of Cranbury in the County of Middlesex as follows:

 

  1. The Mayor and Clerk are authorized and directed to execute on behalf of the Township an Agreement for Consulting Services, with Government Management Advisors, LLC, 40 Yorktown Road, East Brunswick, NJ 08816-3325, in accordance with the proposal of

Government Management Advisors, LLC dated May 12, 2007 said Agreement subject to approval of the Township Attorney.

 

  1. A copy of this Resolution, the Certification of Contract Value, the Campaign Contributions Affidavit, and the executed Agreement shall be placed on file in the office of the Township Clerk, and in the office of the Qualified Purchasing Agent.

 

  1. Purchase orders for the services to be provided shall be processed in the normal course, as provided in the Agreement.

 

CERTIFICATION

I, Kathleen R. Cunningham, Clerk, hereby certify that this is a true copy of a Resolution which was adopted by the Township Committee at a regular meeting, held on May 21, 2007.

                                                _________________________

                                                Kathleen R. Cunningham, Clerk

Resolution

     On motion offered by Mr. Stannard, seconded by Wittman, the following resolution was adopted by vote:

 

Ayes:    (Panconi                                   Abstain:  (None

            (Stannard                                  Absent:   (Stave

            (Stout

            (Wittman

 

Nays:    (None

 

Resolution

     On motion offered by Mr. Stannard, seconded by Wittman, the following resolution was adopted by vote:

 

Ayes:    (Panconi                                   Abstain:  (None

            (Stannard                                  Absent:   (Stave

            (Stout

            (Wittman

 

Nays:    (None

 

CRANBURY TOWNSHIP RESOLUTION # 05-07-101

 

TOWNSHIP OF CRANBURY

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

 

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE SALE BY AUCTION OF TOWNSHIP-OWNED PROPERTY COMMONLY REFERRED TO AS “BARCLAY NORTH AND SOUTH,” LOCATED ON PLAINSBORO ROAD AND NORTH MAIN STREET AND DESIGNATED ON THE CRANBURY TOWNSHIP TAX MAPS AS BLOCK 25, LOT 19.01 AND BLOCK 23, LOT 12.01

 

WHEREAS, the Township of Cranbury is the record owner in fee of a 183-acre farm designated on the Cranbury Township Tax Maps as Block 23, Lot 12.01 and Block 25, Lot 19.01, and located on Plainsboro Road and North Main Street (“property”); and

 

WHEREAS, the Township acquired the property in order to permanently preserve it as deed restricted farmland; and

 

WHEREAS, to that end, the Township deed dated September 14, 2004 and recorded in the Middlesex County Clerk’s Office on October 4, 2004 in Book 5392, Pages 83&c., conveyed a development easement across the property to New Jersey’s State Agriculture Development Committee (“SADC”) through its Direct Easement Program; and

 

WHEREAS, upon conveyance of the above-referenced development easement to the SADC, the public purpose for which the property was acquired was fulfilled and the property is thus no longer needed for public use; and

 

WHEREAS, the Township now wishes to convey to the highest bidder at public auction the residual deed-restricted farmland;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township of Cranbury as follows:

 

A.         Pursuant to the Local Lands and Buildings Law, N.J.S.A. 40A:12-13(a), the Township of Cranbury through its Mayor, Clerk, Administrator and Attorney is hereby authorized and directed to sell or cause to be sold to the highest bidder at a public sale by auction property designated as Block 25, Lot 19.01 and Block 23, Lot 12.01 on the Cranbury Township Tax Maps, consisting collectively of approximately 183 acres, and more commonly known as the “Barclay Farm.”

 

B.         The following minimum terms and conditions shall apply to the above-referenced sale:

 

1.       Only qualified bidders or their authorized representatives shall be permitted to participate in the auction.

 

2.       To qualify, all bidders must present a bank cashier’s or certified check in the amount of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) prior to the start of the bidding.

 

3.       At the close of bidding, the successful bidder shall be required to execute a sales agreement and tender a deposit for the balance of ten percent  (10%) of the sales price. The sales agreement shall be in such form as has been reviewed and approved by the Township Attorney, and will be made available to prospective bidders in advance of the auction. It is expressly noted that the agreement will not be

 

CRANBURY TOWNSHIP RESOLUTION # 05-07-101

(Continued)

 

4.       subject to a three-day attorney review period.

 

5.       The property shall be sold to the highest bidder, except that the Township expressly reserves the right to reject all bids if the highest bid is not accepted. The Township Committee shall accept the highest bid or reject all bids no later than at its second regularly scheduled meeting following the close of the auction.

 

6.       The property shall be sold “AS IS”.

 

7.       No contingencies, including but not limited to obtaining financing to purchase said property and/or obtaining any permits, variances, or other approvals, shall be written into the Sales Agreement.

 

8.       The Sales Agreement shall survive closing and shall not merge with the Deed of conveyance.

 

9.       The property will be sold subject to the following:

 

a.       Historic preservation easement for the benefit of the Township of Cranbury establishing a historic preservation restriction on the use of the residential dwelling located on the property and on and over the exterior surfaces of said dwelling, as set forth in the proposed deed on file with the Township Clerk, or such other substantially similar deed as shall have been reviewed and approved as to form and substance by the Township Attorney in consultation with the Mayor and Township Administrator.

 

b.       Irrigation easement for the benefit of the eventual owner of the property, as set forth in the deed of easement on file with the Township Clerk and recorded in the Middlesex County Clerk’s Office on December 6, 2004 in Book 5419, Pages 829&c.

 

c.       All other restrictions, conditions, or easements of record.

 

C.         The auctioneer shall have the right to impose such additional conditions as shall further the purposes hereof, provided same have been reviewed and approved by the Township Attorney and provided further said conditions are made available to prospective bidders in advance of the auction.

 

D.         The Township Clerk or her designee shall cause the above-referenced sale to be duly advertised in accordance with the requirements of the Local Lands and Buildings Law, N.J.S.A. 40A:12-13.

 

E.                  The Township through its Mayor, staff and officials is hereby authorized and directed to execute any and all documents and undertake any and all acts as shall be necessary and

proper to effectuate the terms hereof and to comply with any applicable federal, State, County or local laws.

CERTIFICATION

I, Kathleen R. Cunningham, do hereby certify that the foregoing resolution is a true copy of a Resolution passed by the Township of Cranbury at a meeting duly held on May 21, 2007.

                                                _________________________

                                                Kathleen R. Cunningham, Clerk

 

 

 

Resolutions

  Consent Agenda

 

On motion offered by Mr. Stannard, seconded by Mr. Wittman, the following Consent Agenda Resolutions were adopted by vote:

 

Ayes:    (Panconi                                   Abstain:  (None

            (Stannard                                  Absent:   (Stave

            (Stout

            (Wittman

 

Nays:    (None

Cranbury Township Resolution  # R 05-07-102

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Township of Cranbury that all bills and claims as audited and found to be correct be paid.

 

Cranbury Township Resolution # R 05-07-103

 

RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE INSERTION OF A SPECIAL ITEM OF REVENUE IN THE MUNICIPAL BUDGET OF THE TOWNSHIP OF  CRANBURY PURSUANT TO N.J.S.A. 40A:4-87 (CHAPTER 159, P.L. 1948)

 

      WHEREAS, N.J.S.A. 40A: 4-87 provides that the Director of the Division of Local Government Services may approve the insertion of any special item of revenue in the budget of any County or

Municipality when such item shall have been made available by law and the amount thereof was not determined at the time of the adoption of the budget, and

 

   WHEREAS, said Director may also approve the insertion of an item of appropriation for equal amount,

   

    Section 1

 

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Township Committee hereby requests the Director of the Division of Local Government Services to approve the insertion of an item of revenue in the budget of the year 2007 in the sum of $ 560.37 which item is now available as a revenue from the State of New Jersey pursuant to the provision of statute, and

 

     Section 2

 

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a like sum of $560.37 is hereby appropriated under the caption CLEAN COMMUNITIES PROGRAM.

   

    Section 3

 

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of the Resolution, certified by the Township Clerk to be a true copy forwarded to each of the following:

 

(a)                 Director of the Division of Local Government Services

(b)                 Township Auditor

(c)                 Township Chief Financial Officer

 

 

Cranbury Township Resolution # R 05-07-103

(Continued)

 

CERTIFICATION

I, Kathleen R. Cunningham, Clerk of the Township of Cranbury, NJ, hereby certify that the above is a true of a Resolution adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Cranbury at a regular meeting held on May 21, 2007.                       

                                    _________________________________                             

Kathleen R Cunningham, Township Clerk

 

Cranbury Township Resolution # R 05-07-104

 

RESOLUTION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF CRANBURY, NEW JERSEY

 

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE RELEASE OF ESCROW

 

            WHEREAS, Sassy Property has deposited planning escrow with Cranbury Township; and

 

            WHEREAS, Sassy Properties has requested the release of the balance of said escrow in the amount of $1,141.80;

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Township Committee of the Township of Cranbury authorizes the release of the above escrow deposit;

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this Resolution, certified by the Township Clerk to be a true copy and forwarded to each of the following:

 

(a)                 Township Attorney

(b)                 Township Chief Financial Officer

(c)                 Suellen Waters, Sassy Properties

 

CERTIFICATION

I, Kathleen R. Cunningham, Clerk, certify that the foregoing is a true copy of a Resolution passed by the Township Committee of the Township of Cranbury at a regular meeting held on May 21, 2007.

                                                  _________________________

                                                  Kathleen R. Cunningham, Clerk

 

Cranbury Township Resolution # R 05-07-106

 

TOWNSHIP OF CRANBURY

COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX

 

            A RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE MAYOR’S WELLNESS CAMPAIGN

 

            WHEREAS, across New Jersey, communities are facing a rise in health care costs; and

 

            WHEREAS, physical activity levels have been decreasing and  obesity rates increasing; and

 

            WHEREAS, local leaders are looking for ways to promote active living, healthy eating, and overall wellness in their communities; and

 

            WHEREAS, The Mayors Wellness Campaign works with Mayors and key leaders to shape healthier lifestyles for the men, women and children in their communities; and

Cranbury Township Resolution # R 05-07-106

(Continued)

 

            WHEREAS, communities can work towards the goal of healthier citizens and lower health care costs by championing practices and programs that promote active living; and

 

            WHEREAS, The Mayors Wellness Campaign will work to implement a comprehensive program of outreach, education and technical assistance activities to combat obesity and inactivity issues for the Township of Cranbury;

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township of Cranbury, New Jersey, that they ask all residents of this community to join us in supporting the Mayors Wellness Campaign; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That we encourage the residents of the Township of Cranbury to participate in the Mayors Wellness Campaign activities to promote exercise, eating properly and living healthier and better lives.

 

CERTIFICATION

I, Kathleen R. Cunningham, Clerk, hereby certify this to be a true copy of a Resolution, adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Cranbury at a regular meeting held on May 21, 2007.

                                                _________________________

                                                Kathleen R. Cunningham, Clerk

 

Reports from Township staff and professionals

      Mr. Witt, Township Administrator, reported Mr. Phil Moody, Halsey Reed Road had addressed the Township Committee at a prior meeting concerning his flooding problem.  The Township Committee had indicated they would try to set up a meeting with Monroe Township.  Mr. Witt stated he, a representative from Monroe Towns hip and Ms. Marcelli, Township Engineer, would be meeting this week to try to resolve Mr. Moody’s problem.

 

     Mr. Witt also reported he had been contacted this week by a Mr. Kevin Watsey, Communications Specialist for American Water Company.  Mr. Watsey is going to give the Township a five-minute talk on how American Water can help the Township and an update on the Water Company.

 

     Mr. Watsey spoke, indicating the New Jersey American Water Company would become a publicly-traded company on the New York Stock Exchange shortly.  Mr. Watsey urged the Township to get in touch with him for any events in the Township that the Water Company would be able to help out with by donating water, etc.  Mr. Watsey spoke about the Company’s Grant Program to assist residents who cannot pay their water bills.  A second program offered is a discount program for customers.  With both Programs individuals must meet the criteria.  Mr. Watsey asked that brochures he brought explaining the two Programs be put out for the public.

Mayor Stout thanked Mr. Watsey and indicated the Clerk would be happy to put the brochures out for the public.

 

Reports from Township staff and professionals

      Mr. Wittman stated he wanted to set up a meeting between Mr. Watsey and himself regarding the water tower, not representing the Township Committee, rather the Cranbury Historical Society. 

 

      Ms. Cunningham, Clerk, reported she had received an e-mail from the Cranbury Library requesting to place a banner across Main Street urging residents to join the Cranbury Library’s Reading Club.  Mr. Witt recommended the banner go from pole-to-pole so not to split any trees on Main Street and Mayor Stout added the Library would have to contact Mr. Conley to hang the

 

Reports from Township staff and professionals(Continued)

 

banner.  On motion by Mr. Stannard, seconded by Mr. Wittman and unanimously carried, the Township Committee approved the placement of a banner across Main Street from June 11, 2007 to July 9, 2007 for the Cranbury Public Library.

 

       Mayor Stout stated it was his understanding the seeding project (funded with grant monies from the N.R.C.S.) would be starting shortly at the West property.  Mr. Witt responded the first week in June the project would start and indicated two areas would be seeded; the area bordering John Kierkner’s property and on the south side of the driveway.   

 

Reports from Township Boards and Commissions

       Ms. Bobbie Marlowe, Chairperson of the Historic Preservation Commission, reported they had recently noticed monies had been taken out of the H.P.C. Budget and asked how that had occurred.  Mayor Stout reported it had been a misunderstanding as the item had been listed in their budget under Printing.  To save money, the Township Committee had determined that much money was not needed for printing.  Mayor Stout indicated the Township Committee had misunderstood what the monies were actually for (the Consultant’s services for H.P.C.).  Mayor Stout stated he would now ask Ms. Marabello, Chief Financial Officer, to find the monies and restore them to the H.P.C. Budget.

 

        Mr. Wittman spoke, indicating he and Jane Holland, Municipal Alliance Chairperson had recently met concerning storing of items (ping-pong tables and bumper pool tables) they plan to purchase.  Mr. Wittman explained presently the Municipal Alliance is renting the items and it would be less expensive to purchase them.  Mr. Witt suggested in order for the Township to have any excess storage space, the barn on the West property would need to be cleaned out and suggested Mr. Wittman and Mr. Thorne, Public Works Foreman, approach individuals presently storing items and ask if any of the items can be discarded.  Ms. Waterbury, Township Attorney, asked now that the two barns were empty at Barn Park if any one could be used for storage.  Mr. Stannard indicated the Lions Club would be using some space for storage.

 

Work Session

    a.  Monthly report from Police Chief  Jay Hansen

Police Chief Jay Hansen updated the Township Committee for the month of April, 2007.  Chief Hansen gave the following statistics for the month of April for summonses issued:  109 total issued—40 in the Village area, 54-Route 130 and 15 East of Route 130.  For speeding; Village: 11 and other 29; Route 130-none and other 54; East of Route 130-None and other 15.  During the month of April, the Police Department was pleased to be part of a select group of municipalities throughout the State to participate in an “Aggressive Motorists Campaign” resulting in more summonses issued than normal. Chief Hansen also reported the Department was now participating in the “Click It or Ticket” Program to emphasize the safety of seatbelt use.  Due to vacation, sick and personal days being used by patrolmen the bike patrol was not able to be out too often.  Chief Hansen reported they had been out on three (3) occasions and hoped to utilize the bike patrol more during the month of May. During the month of April the radar had been posted on 99 occasions:  Cranbury Neck Road-17, Dey Road-2, Maplewood Avenue-6, North Main Street-24, Old Cranbury Road-2, Old Trenton Road-13, Plainsboro Road-14, Route 130-4, South Main Street-9, South River Road-2 and Station Road-6.  The speed trunk-mounted police car had been deployed on 30 occasions:  6 on Maplewood Avenue, 7 on Old Cranbury Road, 8 on Plainsboro Road, 5 on South Main Street and 4 on Station Road.  The un-manned decoy police vehicle had been deployed on 24 occasions:  Cranbury Neck Road-1, Maplewood Avenue-3, North Main Street-10, Old Trenton Road-4, Plainsboro-5 and South Main Street-1.  Chief Hansen provided the Clerk and members of the Township Committee the 2006 Emergency Management Plan on disc in pdf format.  Mr. Stannard asked about an accident on Plainsboro Road.  Chief Hansen reported a bicyclist had been struck by a

Work Session

    a.  Monthly report from Police Chief  Jay Hansen(Continued)

vehicle, no serious injuries were reported.  The bicyclist had been at fault.  Mr. Stannard mentioned that one of the items the Township needs to seriously address is the training and re-training of officers on the defibrillators.  Mayor Stout asked if there were any means by which to indicate which summonses had been issued to trucks.  Chief Hansen indicated all of the summonses would have to be reviewed as the computer program did not differentiate between automobiles and trucks.  Mr. Panconi inquired the status of the two new police officers being hired.  Chief Hansen responded the applications had been received and the Police Department would begin interviewing in the very near future. 

 

 b.  Discussion on Shared Services

The Township Committee continued their discussion of the County survey in reference  to  shared services and completed the survey. 

 

Public Comment

 

  The Mayor opened the meeting to public questions and comments on those items not on the agenda.  There being no comments, the Mayor closed the public part of the meeting.

 

Mayor’s Notes

      Mayor Stout reported he and Mr. Witt would be meeting on Thursday, May 24, 2007 with Ms. Marcelli, Township Engineer to prepare for the June 11, 2007 Work Session discussion of various drainage issues throughout the Township.  Mayor Stout announced the Annual Lions Club Memorial Day Parade will be held on Monday, May 28, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. and followed by a service at Memorial Park for those who have and continue to serve our Country. 

 

      Mayor Stout thanked Township Administrator, Thomas Witt on his upcoming retirement, noting this was his last Township Committee meeting, and wished him a very healthy and happy retirement. 

 

On motion by Mr. Stannard, seconded by Mr. Panconi and unanimously carried, the meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.

 

                                                _________________________

                                                Kathleen R. Cunningham, Clerk