TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING
MAY 24, 2004

 

The regular meeting of the Township Committee of the Township of Cranbury was held at 8:00 p.m. in the Town Hall Meeting Room.  Answering present to the roll call were:  Township Committee members:  Becky Beauregard, Thomas Panconi,Jr., Pari Stave and Mayor Stannard.  Mr. Mayes was absent. Also present were:  Trishka Waterbury, Esquire, Attorney, Cathleen Marcelli, Engineer, Frederick C. Carr, Administrator and Kathleen R. Cunningham, Clerk.  Mayor Stannard 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 2, 2003 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 2, 2003.

 

            3.         Was filed on December 2, 2003 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.

 

Reports and Communications from Committee

 

--Committee Minutes 17 May 2004

            On motion by Ms. Stave, seconded by Mr. Panconi and unanimously carried, the minutes   of May 17, 2004 were adopted.

           

Agenda Additions/Changes

            A Resolution was added to the Agenda.  Cranbury Township Resolution # R 05-04-111        (See Below):

 

Mr. Stannard did not participate in the following discussion:

Ordinance

            Second Reading

 

Cranbury Township Ordinance # 05-04-13

 

A motion to enter an Ordinance entitled, “Cranbury Township Ordinance # 05-04-13

, A BOND ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR SIDEWALK IMPROVEMENTS IN AND BY THE TOWNSHIP OF CRANBURY, IN THE COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX, NEW JERSEY, APROPRIATING $192,000 THEREFORE, AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $182,800 BONDS OR NOTES OF THE TOWNSHIP FOR FINANCING PART OF THE COST THEREOF AND DIRECTING THE SPECIAL ASSESSMENT OF THE COST THEREOF”, was presented for second reading and final adoption.  The Ordinance was published in the Cranbury Press, posted on the Township Bulletin Board and copies were available to the public.  The Mayor opened the public hearing on the Ordinance.  Several members of the audience spoke against the method used for determining what particular sidewalks need to be replaced.  Questions were raised by members of the audience if any grant monies were applied for with the County to possibly offset the costs.  The residents were urged by the Township Committee to contact Mr. Carr, Township Administrator, if they feel that his/her sidewalk is not in poor condition and someone will go out

 

Cranbury Township Ordinance # 05-04-13

(Continued)

 

again and assess the sidewalk.  Also discussed were trees being planted by the Township in past years and now causing sidewalks to “heave”.  Since the Shade Tree Commission has no records

of where and when trees were planted throughout the years,  a recommendation was made for the Shade Tree Commission to maintain a list of all trees they have planted throughout the town.  No one present wished to speak, so the hearing was declared closed.  Since Mr. Mayes was absent , this Ordinance was put on hold until the meeting of June 14, 2004.

 

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.         The improvement described in Section 3 of this bond ordinance is hereby authorized to be undertaken by the Township of Cranbury, New Jersey as a local improvement.  For the improvement or purpose described in Section 3, there is hereby appropriated the sum of $192,000, including the sum of $9,200 as the down payment required by the Local Bond Law.  The down payment is now available by virtue of provision for down payment or for capital improvement purposes in one or more previously adopted budgets.

 

            Section 2.         In order to finance the cost of the improvement or purpose not covered by application of the down payment, negotiable bonds are hereby authorized to be issued in the principal amount of $182,800 pursuant to the Local Bond Law.  In anticipation of the issuance of the bonds, negotiable bond anticipation notes are hereby authorized to be issued pursuant to and within the limitations prescribed by the Local Bond Law.

 

            Section 3.         (a)        The improvement hereby authorized and the purpose for the financing of which the bonds are to be issued is to fund Emergency Appropriation Resolution # 05-04-097, adopted by the Township Committee on May 3, 2004 which is for the improvements to Village sidewalks, including all work and materials necessary therefor and incidental thereto.

                                    (b)        The estimated maximum amount of bonds or notes to be issued for the improvement or purpose is as stated in Section 2 hereof.

                                    (c)        The estimated cost of the improvement or purpose is equal to the amount of the appropriation herein made therefor.

 

            Section 4.         All bond anticipation notes issued hereunder shall mature at such times as may be determined by the chief financial officer; provided that no note shall mature later than one year from its date.  The notes shall bear interest at such rate or rates and be in such form as may be determined by the chief financial officer.  The chief financial officer shall determine all matters in connection with notes issued pursuant to this ordinance, and the chief financial officer's signature upon the notes shall be conclusive evidence as to all such determinations. All notes

issued hereunder may be renewed from time to time subject to the provisions of the Local Bond Law.  The chief financial officer is hereby authorized to sell part or all of the notes from time to time at public or private sale and to deliver them to the purchasers thereof upon receipt of payment of the purchase price plus accrued interest from their dates to the date of delivery thereof.  The chief financial officer is directed to report in writing to the governing body at the meeting next succeeding the date when any sale or delivery of the notes pursuant to this ordinance is made.  Such report must include the amount, the description, the interest rate and the maturity schedule of the notes sold, the price obtained and the name of the purchaser.

           

            Section 5.         The improvement described in Section 3 of this ordinance shall be undertaken as a sidewalk improvement and the cost thereof shall be assessed in the following manner.  An accurate account of the cost of construction of the sidewalks shall be kept, and such cost shall be assessed upon the several properties fronting on the improvement in proportion to their respective frontage thereon pursuant to and in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40:65-1 et seq.

Cranbury Township Ordinance # 05-04-13

(Continued)

 

            Section 6.         Unless notice of the pendency of this ordinance is given in accordance

with N.J.S.A. 40:65-6, the Township Clerk shall cause Notice of the proposed sidewalk improvement to be given to the owner or owners of real estate affected thereby prior to the making of the sidewalk improvement described in Section 3 hereof or the awarding of any contract for such sidewalk improvement.  The Notice shall contain a description of the property affected sufficient to identify it, a description of the improvement and a statement that unless the owner or owners complete the improvement within 30 days after service thereof, the Township will make the improvement at the expense of the owner or owners.  Such Notice shall be served in accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40:65-2 to N.J.S.A. 40:65-5, and the proof of service shall be filed with the officer of the Township in charge of the records of tax liens of the Township within ten days after service thereof.

 

            Section 7.         The owner of any land upon which any assessment for the local improvement shall have been made may pay such assessment in the number of equal yearly installments herein determined, with legal interest on the unpaid balance of the assessment.  The first of the installments shall be due and payable two months after the confirmation of the assessment, and each subsequent annual installment and interest shall be payable in each successive year thereafter at such time as the governing body shall by resolution determine, provided that any owner of land so assessed shall have the privilege of paying the whole of any assessment or of any balance of installments with accrued interest thereon at any time.  Whenever any such installment shall remain unpaid for thirty (30) days from and after the time it shall become due and payable, the whole assessment or balance thereof shall become and be immediately due and payable and shall draw interest at the rate imposed upon the arrearage of taxes in the Township and shall be collected in the same manner as provided by law for other past-due assessments.  Such assessment shall remain a lien upon the land described herein until the assessment with all installments and accrued interest thereon shall be paid and satisfied.  Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the Township shall have the right to waive default as may be permitted by law.

 

            Section 8.         The following additional matters are hereby determined, declared, recited and stated:

                        (a)        The improvement or purpose described in Section 3 of this bond ordinance is not a current expense.  It is an improvement or purpose that the Township may lawfully undertake as a local improvement, the cost of which shall be specially assessed in the manner provided herein.

                        (b)        The period of usefulness of the improvement or purpose within the limitations of the Local Bond Law, according to the reasonable life thereof computed from

the date of the bonds authorized by this bond ordinance, is 10 years.

                        (c)        The Supplemental Debt Statement required by the Local Bond

Law has been duly prepared and filed in the office of the Clerk, and a complete executed duplicate thereof has been filed in the office of the Director of the Division of Local Government Services in the Department of Community Affairs of the State of New Jersey.  Such statement shows that the gross debt of the Township as defined in the Local Bond Law is increased by the authorization of the bonds and notes provided in this bond ordinance by $182,800, and the obligations authorized herein will be within all debt limitations prescribed by that Law.

                        (d)        An aggregate amount not exceeding $30,000 for items of expense listed in and permitted under N.J.S.A. 40A:2-20 is included in the estimated cost indicated herein for the improvement or purpose.

                        (e)        The number of annual installments within which the special assessments are to be levied on the lots and parcels of real estate affected by the improvement is 10.

                        (f)         The Township will not contribute to the payment of any part of the cost of the improvement.

                        (g)        The estimated maximum aggregate amount of the special assessments

Cranbury Township Ordinance # 05-04-13

(Continued)

is $192,000.

            Section 9.         The capital budget of the Township of Cranbury is hereby amended to conform with the provisions of this bond ordinance to the extent of any inconsistency herewith.  The resolution in the form promulgated by the Local Finance Board showing full detail of the

amended capital budget and capital program as approved by the Director of the Division of Local Government Services is on file with the Clerk and is available there for public inspection.

 

            Section 10.        Any grant moneys received for the purpose described in Section 3 hereof shall be applied either to direct payment of the cost of the improvement or to payment of the obligations issued pursuant to this ordinance.  The amount of obligations authorized but not issued hereunder shall be reduced to the extent that such funds are so used.

 

            Section 11.        The chief financial officer of the Township is hereby authorized to prepare and to update from time to time as necessary a financial disclosure document to be distributed in connection with the sale of obligations of the Township and to execute such disclosure document on behalf of the Township.  The chief financial officer is further authorized to enter into the appropriate undertaking to provide secondary market disclosure on behalf of the Township pursuant to Rule 15c2-12 of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Rule”) for the benefit of holders and beneficial owners of obligations of the Township and to amend such undertaking from time to time in connection with any change in law, or interpretation thereof, provided such undertaking is and continues to be, in the opinion of a nationally recognized bond counsel, consistent with the requirements of the Rule.  In the event that the Township fails to comply with its undertaking, the Township shall not be liable for any monetary damages, and the remedy shall be limited to specific performance of the undertaking.

 

            Section 12.        The full faith and credit of the Township are hereby pledged to the punctual payment of the principal of and the interest on the obligations authorized by this bond ordinance.  The obligations shall be direct, unlimited obligations of the Township, and the Township shall be obligated to levy ad valorem taxes upon all the taxable real property within the Township for the payment of the obligations and the interest thereon without limitation of rate or amount.

 

            Section 13.        This bond ordinance shall take effect 20 days after the first publication thereof after final adoption, as provided by the Local Bond Law.

 

Resolution

    On motion offered by Ms. Stave, seconded by Ms. Beauregard, the following resolution was adopted by vote:

 

            Ayes:    (Beauregard

                        (Panconi                                   Absent:  (Mayes

                        (Stannard                                                                                 

                        (Stave                                       Abstain:  (None

                       

            Nays:    None

 

Cranbury Township Resolution # R 05-04-113

 

            WHEREAS, Marilyn Green, more familiarly known as Lyn Green, will be leaving Cranbury after over twenty years as a resident and dynamic participant in Cranbury community life, and

 

WHEREAS, Lyn Green has tirelessly given her time and energy to historic preservation activities in Cranbury, and  

           

Cranbury Township Resolution # R 05-04-113

(Continued)

 

            WHEREAS, Lyn Green has demonstrated a special commitment to the development and growth of historic preservation efforts in Cranbury and the Cranbury Historical and Preservation Society in particular, and

 

WHEREAS, Lyn Green has been a devoted member of the Cranbury Historical and Preservation Society of Cranbury, in which she served as President and other innumerable positions and capacities,

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township of Cranbury that Lyn Green be commended and thanked for her years of service and dedication to Cranbury and the Historical and Preservation Society of Cranbury, and

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Lyn Green be given a certified copy of this Resolution.

 

CERTIFICATION

I, Kathleen R. Cunningham, Clerk, do hereby certify that this is a true copy of a Resolution, which was adopted by the Township Committee on May 24, 2004.

                                                            _________________________

                                                            Kathleen R. Cunningham, Clerk

 

Resolutions

        Consent

 

On motion offered by Ms. Stave, seconded by Ms. Beauregard, the following Consent Agenda Resolutions were adopted by vote:

 

            Ayes:                (Beauregard

                                    (Panconi                       Absent:  (Mayes

                                    (Stannard

                                    (Stave                           Abstain:  (None

                                   

 

            Nays:                None

 

Cranbury Township Resolution # R 05-04-108

 

RESOLUTION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF CRANBURY, NJ

 

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE REDUCTION OF A  PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE FOR FOUR SEASONS AT HISTORIC CRANBURY – PRIVATE IMPROVEMENTS

 

WHEREAS, by letter dated April 15, 2004 K Hovnanian has requested the reduction of their performance guarantee previously posted with the Township in accordance with Planning Board approval and

 

WHEREAS, the Township Engineer has, in a letter dated April 20, 2004 (attached hereto as ”Exhibit A”) recommended that the performance guarantee be reduced and the amount that shall be released is as follows until all bonded items are complete is as follows:

 

Performance Bond                         $   460,904.47

Cash Deposit                                            $     51,211.61

 

Cranbury Township Resolution # R 05-04-108

(Continued)

 

WHEREAS, the amount that shall be retained until all bonded items are complete as follows:

 

Performance Bond                      $  197,530.49

Cash Deposit                              $    21,947.83

 

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

 

            1,         It has reviewed, agrees with and hereby accepts all recommendations of the                                   Township Engineer as set forth in “Exhibit A”.

            2,         It hereby authorizes the reduction of performance guarantees set forth in the                                   Township Engineer’s letter referenced above.

            3.         The Township hereby accepts the public improvements, if any so designated                                  pursuant to the Planning Board’s approval.

 

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 Engineer

                        (b)        Township Chief Financial Officer

                        (c)        K Hovnanian 110 Fieldcrest Avenue CN 7825 Edison, NJ 08816-7825

                        (d)        Township Attorney

 

CERTIFICATION

I, Kathleen R. Cunningham do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of a Resolution passed by the Township of Cranbury at a meeting duly held on  May 24, 2004.

 

                                                            ________________________

                                                            Kathleen R. Cunningham Clerk

 

Cranbury Township Resolution # R 05-04-109

 

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE REDUCTION OF A  PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE FOR FOUR SEASONS AT HISTORIC CRANBURY – PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS

 

WHEREAS, by letter dated April 15, 2004 K Hovnanian has requested the reduction of their performance guarantee previously posted with the Township in accordance with Planning Board approval and

 

WHEREAS, the Township Engineer has, in a letter dated April 20, 2004 (attached hereto as ”Exhibit A”) recommended that the performance guarantee be reduced and the amount that shall be released is as follows until all bonded items are complete is as follows:

 

Performance Bond                         $  2,093,013.00

Cash Deposit                                            $     232,556.95

 

WHEREAS, the amount that shall be retained until all bonded items are complete as follows:

 

Performance Bond                      $  897,005.55

Cash Deposit                              $    99,667.28

 

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

Cranbury Township Resolution # R 05-04-109

(Continued)

 

            1.         It has reviewed, agrees with and hereby accepts all recommendations of the                                   Township Engineer as set forth in “Exhibit A”.

            2.         It hereby authorizes the reduction of performance guarantees set forth in the                                   Township Engineer’s letter referenced above.

            3.         The Township hereby accepts the public improvements, if any so designated                                  pursuant to the Planning Board’s approval.

 

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 Engineer

                        (b)        Township Chief Financial Officer

                        (c)        K Hovnanian 110 Fieldcrest Avenue CN 7825 Edison, NJ 08816-7825

                        (d)        Township Attorney

 

CERTIFICATION

I, Kathleen R. Cunningham do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of a Resolution passed by the Township of Cranbury at a meeting duly held on May 24, 2004.

                                                            ________________________

                                                            Kathleen R. Cunningham Clerk

 

Cranbury Township Resolution # R 05-04-110

 

WHEREAS, there is a need for legal services for the Township of Cranbury Board of Health on an ongoing basis, and

 

WHEREAS, David E. Orron, Esquire, Huff, Moran & Orron, has submitted a proposed contract for providing these services at rates noted in the attached document, and

 

WHEREAS, funds are available for this purpose, and

 

WHEREAS, the Local Public Contract Law (N.J.S.A. 40:11-1 et. seq.) requires that the Resolution authorizing the award of the contracts for professional services without competitive bids must be publicly advertised if in excess of the bid limit;

 

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

 

            1.         Mayor and Clerk of the Township of Cranbury are hereby authorized and directed                to execute the attached Agreement with David E. Orron, Esquire, Huff, Moran &                           Orron, for professional engineering services for the year 2004, as set forth in said                        Contract, which is available for inspection at the Office of the Township Clerk.

 

            2.         This Contract is awarded without competitive bidding as a “professional service”                              under the provisions of the Local Public Contract Law, inasmuch as said                                           Agreement is for services to be performed by persons authorized by law to                                   practice a recognized profession which is not susceptible to competitive bidding                                 and is of a qualitative nature.

 

            3.         A notice regarding the award of the Contract shall be published in the Cranbury                               Press within ten (10) days after passage of same if the Contract will exceed the                                    bid limit.

 

Cranbury Township Resolution # R 05-04-110

(Continued)

CERTIFICATION

I, Kathleen R. Cunningham, Clerk of the Township of Cranbury, hereby certify that the above is a true copy of a Resolution, adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Cranbury on May 24, 2004.

                                                            __________________________

                                                            Kathleen R. Cunningham, Clerk

 

Cranbury Township Resolution # R 05-04-111

 

WHEREAS, there is a need for engineering services for the Township of Cranbury on an ongoing basis, and

 

WHEREAS, Cathleen Marcelli, PE, CME, Hatch Mott MacDonald, has submitted a proposed contract for providing these services at rates noted in the attached document, and

 

WHEREAS, funds are available for this purpose, and

 

WHEREAS, the Local Public Contract Law (N.J.S.A. 40:11-1 et. seq.) requires that the Resolution authorizing the award of the contracts for professional services without competitive bids must be publicly advertised if in excess of the bid limit;

 

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

 

            1.         Mayor and Clerk of the Township of Cranbury are hereby authorized and directed                to execute the attached Agreement with Cathleen Marcelli, PE, CME, Hatch Mott                                    MacDonald, for professional engineering services for the year 2004, as set forth                                   in said Contract, which is available for inspection at the Office of the Township                                   Clerk.

 

            2.         This Contract is awarded without competitive bidding as a “professional service”                              under the provisions of the Local Public Contract Law, inasmuch as said                                           Agreement is for services to be performed by persons authorized by law to                                   practice a recognized profession which is not susceptible to competitive bidding                                 and is of a qualitative nature.

 

            3.         A notice regarding the award of the Contract shall be published in the Cranbury                               Press within ten (10) days after passage of same if the Contract will exceed the                                    bid limit.

 

CERTIFICATION

I, Kathleen R. Cunningham, Clerk of the Township of Cranbury, hereby certify that the above is a true copy of a Resolution, adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Cranbury on May 24, 2004.

                                                            __________________________

                                                            Kathleen R. Cunningham, Clerk

 

Cranbury Township Resolution # R 05-04-112

 

RESOLUTION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF CRANBURY, NJ

 

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE RELEASE OF A MAINTENANCE BOND FOR NEW HAVEN WAY EXTENSION

 

Cranbury Township Resolution # R 05-04-112

(Continued)

 

WHEREAS, by letter dated April 5, 2004 Rossmoor Community Association, Inc has requested the release of their Maintenance Bond previously posted with the Township in accordance with Planning Board approval and

 

WHEREAS, the Township Engineer has, in a letter dated May 11, 2004 (attached hereto as ”Exhibit A”) recommended that Maintenance Bond # 04S103601434BCM be released:

 

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

 

            1.         It has reviewed, agrees with and hereby accepts all recommendations of the                                   Township Engineer as set forth in “Exhibit A”.

 

            2.         It hereby authorizes the release of performance guarantees set forth in the                         Township Engineer’s letter referenced above.

 

            3.         The Township hereby accepts the public improvements, if any so designated                                  pursuant to the Planning Board’s approval.

 

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 Engineer

            (b)        Township Chief Financial Officer

            (c)        Rossmoor Community Association, Inc 2 Rossmoor Drive Monroe Twp,      NJ                                08831

            (d)        Township Attorney

 

CERTIFICATION

I, Kathleen R Cunningham do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of a Resolution passed by the Township of Cranbury at a meeting duly held on May 24, 2004.

                                                            _________________________

                                                            Kathleen R. Cunningham, Clerk

 

Work Session                           

            a.         Police Station Update

                        Mark Berkowsky provided the Township Committee a status report on the soon to be built Cranbury Police Station. Mr. Berkowsky requested the Township   Committee’s approval to go ahead with the bid documents.  The Township                         Committee unanimously gave their approval to proceed.

 

            b.         Taping of Township Committee Meetings

                        The Township Clerk had requested that the Township Committee discuss                           destroying the tapes from the meetings which are presently being stored in her                                     fire proof safe, since January 2003.  The Committee requested that the tapes still             be kept and will review the list again in January 2005.         

 

            c.         Sale of Wright and Barclay Properties

                        Township Committee will review draft bid documents to be used in the                                            marketing and selling of the Barclay (North and South) and Wright (North                               and South) properties along with the options available for the preservation                                of the existing farmhouse located as part of the Barclay South.

            This item was tabled until the meeting of June 14, 2004.

 

 

Public Comment

            The Mayor opened the meeting to public questions and comments on those items not on the agenda.  Mr. Harvey Gleeksman, Dey Road spoke concerning the lack of Cranbury Township’s participation in the recent meetings held by the Army Corp of Engineers on the S-92 issue.  Mr. Carr explained that the letter which the Township had received had been forwarded to the Environmental Commission for their review.  Mr. John Ritter, Plainsboro Road asked the status of the “ambulance issue” which was presented to the Township Committee several weeks ago by the Dillons.  Ms. Beauregard responded that there is no real “quick fix”.  Ms. Connie Bauder, Petty Road, asked if the polling place could be moved from the Boy Scout Room to possibly the Community Room in the school.  Also, Ms. Bauder requested that mats be placed on the floors in the basement so individuals do not slip if the floors become wet.  There being no further comments, the Mayor closed the public part of the meeting.

 

Resolution

   On motion offered by Ms. Stave, seconded by Ms. Beauregard, the following resolution was adopted by vote:

 

            Ayes:    (Beauregard

                        (Panconi                                   Absent:  (Mayes

                        (Stannard                                                                                 

                        (Stave                                       Abstain:  (None

                                   

            Nays:    None

 

Cranbury Township Resolution # R 05-04-106

 

Township of Cranbury

County of Middlesex

 

RESOLUTION TO CLOSE MEETING TO THE PUBLIC

 

            BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township of Cranbury, Middlesex County, New Jersey as follows:

 

            The Township Committee will now convene in a closed session that will be limited only to consideration of items with respect to which the public may be excluded pursuant to Section 7B of the Open Public Meetings Act, P.L. 1975, c. 231.

 

            1.         The general nature of the subject to be discussed in this session is as follows:

 

                        ----Closed Session Committee Minutes of May 17, 2004.

 

            2.         It is unknown at this time precisely when the matters discussed in this session                              will be disclosed to the public.  Matters involving contract negotiations or the                                acquisition of land will be disclosed upon conclusion of the negotiations or                             upon approval of the acquisition.  Matters involving personnel will be                                                 disclosed when the need for confidentiality no longer exists.  Matters                                             concerning litigation will be announced upon the   conclusion of trial or settlement                           of that litigation or when the need for confidentiality no        

 

Date:  May 24, 2004

 

On motion by Mr. Panconi, seconded by Ms. Stave and unanimously carried, the meeting returned to Open Session:

 

Ayes:                (Beauregard                               Absent:  (Mayes

                        (Panconi                                   Abstain: (None

                        (Stannard

                        (Stave

                       

Nays:                (None

 

On motion by Ms. Beauregard, seconded by Ms. Stave and unanimously carried, the Closed Session Minutes of May 17, 2004 were adopted.

 

On motion by Ms. Beauregard, seconded by Mr. Panconi and unanimously carried, the meeting adjourned at 9:50 p.m.

 

 

                                                            _________________________

                                                            Kathleen R. Cunningham, Clerk