TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING

DECEMBER 6, 2004

 

The regular meeting of the Township Committee of the Township of Cranbury was held at 7:30 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 arrived at 7:40 p.m. Also present were: Township Committeeman-elect Stout, 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 November 15, 2004 and November 22, 2004

            On motion by Ms. Stave, seconded by Mr. Panconi and unanimously carried, the minutes for November 15 and November 22, 2004 were adopted.

 

Mr. Panconi asked for an update on the Fire Official’s request for a vehicle.  Ms. Waterbury responded her office has provided Township Committee members with a memo which Mr. Carr, Township Administrator, had shared with the Fire Official, Mr. Seip, and in the interim she  had received a telephone call from the State requesting to meet with the Township in regards to the Fire Official’s budget.  Ms. Waterbury indicated she is in the process of setting up such a meeting.  Mr. Carr reported he had personally spoken with Mr. Seip and indicated to him Ms. Waterbury’s findings and to let him know a meeting was in the process of being set up with the State.

 

--Sub Committee Reports -

            Ms. Stave reported the evening of November 22, 2004 a meeting of the SubCommittee on roadway signage was held.  Since that time, letters were sent from the Mayor to various warehouses in the Township asking for their input to get a sense for how their trucks find their way to the warehouses and how the Township can improve that.  Based on the results of the survey, the SubCommittee will have another meeting.  Ms. Stave also mentioned a letter sent to the Township Committee members from Mr. and Mrs. Gerberich relating to signage in and around Evans and Brainerd Drives.  Ms. Stave would like the letter added to the agenda for the SubCommittee on roadway signage for their next meeting. 

 

            Mr. Panconi asked the liaisons to various committees to contact the committee chairpersons to get recommendations for vacancies which exist. 

 

           

Work Session (Continued)

 

Mayor Stannard reported a meeting had taken place this evening with various homeowners from the Shady Brook Development in reference to the bus problem on Shady Brook Lane.  The issue is with the school bus stopping on Plainsboro Road to pick students up who live on Shady Brook Lane.  Cars are backing up, causing a danger.  Mayor Stannard indicated they are looking for potential solutions to allow the bus to go into the development to pick up the students.  Mayor Stannard also reported the homeowners there are very conscientious about lining up the students for the bus.  They have assigned seating on the bus for the students; being very well organized.  Some inpatient drivers are running the stop sign. 

 

Agenda Additions/Changes

 

Resolution # 12-04-225 was added to the Agenda:

 

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

 

            Ayes:    (Beauregard

(Mayes                                     Absent:  (None

                        (Panconi                                                                                  

                        (Stannard                                  Abstain:  (None

                        (Stave

           

            Nays:    None

 

CRANBURY TOWNSHIP RESOLUTION # R 12-04-225

 

WHEREAS, Harvey Moskowitz has served the Cranbury Township Committee as Township Planner for 15 years; and

 

WHEREAS, Harvey Moskowitz has given his expertise and knowledge to the Cranbury Township Planning Board, and;

 

WHEREAS, Harvey Moskowitz has made significant contributions to the Master Plan for Cranbury, contributing to the unique status of our community within the State of New Jersey in the preservation of historic resources, the preservation of farmland, the allocation of park space and recreation resources, and the well-managed growth of industrial parks, with his guidance and recommendations, and

 

WHEREAS, Harvey Moskowitz has been an advocate of Open Space for Parks and Recreation, and;

 

WHEREAS, Harvey Moskowitz has tirelessly given of his time, knowledge, experience, intelligence, integrity, and loyalty to the Township of Cranbury, and;

 

WHEREAS, Harvey Moskowitz has also given of his incomparable sense of humor, and,

 

WHEREAS, Harvey Moskowitz has decided to retire and enjoy life with his wife, Diane and his grandchildren, on December 31, 2004,

 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Township of Cranbury that Harvey Moskowitz be given our deepest gratitude for his years of service, and;

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Township of Cranbury hereby extends heartfelt wishes to Harvey and his family for good health, happiness and prosperity in the future.

 

Cranbury Township Resolution # R 12-04-225

(Continued)

 

CERTIFICATION

I, Kathleen R. Cunningham, Clerk of the Township of Cranbury, 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 December 6, 2004.

                                                                                    __________________________  

            Kathleen R. Cunningham, Clerk

 

Ordinance

     First Reading

Cranbury Township Ordinance # 12-04-31

 

An Ordinance entitled, “Cranbury Township Ordinance # 12-04-31, AN ORDINANCE OF THE zTOWNSHIP OF CRANBURY, COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX, STATE OF NEW JERSEY, AUTHORIZING THE ACQUISITION OF AN ACCESS CONSERVATION EASEMENT OR OTHER PERMENENT RIGHTOF PUBLIC ACCESS TO AND USE OF PROPERTY LOCATED ON JOHN WHITE ROAD IN CRANBURY TOWNSHIP AND DESIGNATED ON THE CRANBURY TOWNSHIP TAX MAP AS BLOCK 22.01, LOT 2 THE “WHITE” PROPERTY) FOR PASSIVE

RECREATION AND CONSERVATION PURPOSES”, was introduced for first reading.  On motion by Ms. Stave, seconded by Ms. Beauregard, the Ordinance was passed on first reading by vote:

 

            Ayes:                (Beauregard                               Absent:  (None

                                    (Mayes

                                    (Panconi                                   Abstain:  (None

                                    (Stannard                     

(Stave

 

            Nays:                None

                                                            Public Hearing:  December 20, 2004

 

AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF CRANBURY IN MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NEW JERSEY, AUTHORIZING THE ACQUISITION OF AN ACCESS AND CONSERVATION EASEMENT OR OTHER PERMANENT RIGHT OF PUBLIC ACCESS TO AND USE OF PROPERTY LOCATED ON JOHN WHITE ROAD IN CRANBURY TOWNSHIP AND DESIGNATED ON THE CRANBURY TOWNSHIP TAX MAP AS BLOCK 22.01, LOT 2 (THE “WHITE” PROPERTY) FOR PASSIVE RECREATION AND CONSERVATION PURPOSES.

 

WHEREAS, the Delaware & Raritan Greenway, Inc. (“D&R”) is a nonprofit corporation that acquires farmland and open space throughout New Jersey; and

 

WHEREAS, D&R applied for and/or obtained a Nonprofit Farmland Preservation Grant for 2005 to acquire fee simple title to property located on John White Road in Cranbury Township and designated on the Cranbury Township Tax Map as Block 22, Lot 11 (the “Kiesler” farm); and

 

WHEREAS, D&R has entered into an agreement with John H. Kirkenir (Alliance Homes) and Warren Kiesler to acquire the Kiesler farm in order to preserve it permanently as deed-restricted farmland; and

 

WHEREAS, in connection with the above-referenced acquisition, D&R will also obtain a fee simple interest in property located on John White Road in Cranbury Township and designated on the Cranbury Township Tax Map as Block 22.01, Lot 2 (the “White” property); and

 

 

 

Cranbury Township Ordinance # 12-04-31

(Continued)

 

WHEREAS, D&R has requested that the Township of Cranbury and the County of Middlesex either individually or collectively contribute approximately $400,000 toward the cost of acquiring the Kiesler farm and White property, in exchange for which D&R is willing to grant to the

 

Township and/or County a permanent right of public access to and use of the White property for passive recreation and conservation purposes; and

 

WHEREAS, the Township Committee finds that it is the public interest to assist D&R with the above-referenced acquisition and to acquire said permanent right of public access and use for passive recreation and conservation purposes, either alone or in conjunction with the County of Middlesex; and

 

WHEREAS, the Township Committee of the Township of Cranbury adopted Ordinance 10-04-25, entitled “Bond Ordinance Providing for the Acquisition of Land for Use as Open Space by the Township of Cranbury, in the County of Middlesex, New Jersey, Appropriating $500,000 Therefor

and Authorizing the Issuance of $500,000 Bonds or Notes of the Township for Financing the Cost Thereof”; and

 

WHEREAS, the Township’s acquisition of the above-referenced permanent right of public access to and use of the White property for passive recreation and conservation purposes will further the purposes of Ordinance 10-04-25; and

 

WHEREAS, the cost of said acquisition will not exceed four hundred thousand dollars ($400,000); and

 

WHEREAS, the cost of said acquisition will be less than the funding available pursuant to Ordinance 10-04-25;

 

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

 

            1.         The preamble to this ordinance is hereby incorporated as if more fully set forth herein.

 

2.         Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:12-13 et seq., the Township of Cranbury, through its Mayor, Administrator, Clerk, Attorney, and other appropriate officers and employees, is hereby authorized and directed to acquire from the Delaware & Raritan Greenway, Inc., either alone or in conjunction with the County of Middlesex,  a permanent public right of access to and use of property located on John White Road in Cranbury Township and designated on the Cranbury Township Tax Map as Block 22.01, Lot 2, for passive recreation and conservation purposes, provided that the final price of said acquisition shall not be more than four hundred thousand dollars ($400,000).

 

3.         The Mayor, Administrator, Clerk, Attorney, Engineer, and other appropriate officers and employees are hereby further authorized and directed to undertake any and all such acts and execute any and all such documents as may be necessary to effectuate the purposes hereof.

 

4.                   This ordinance shall take effect upon passage and publication, as required by law.

 

 

 

Ordinance

     First Reading

 

Cranbury Township Ordinance 12-04-32

 

An Ordinance entitled, “Cranbury Township Ordinance # 12-04-32, AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF CRANBURY, COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX, STATE OF NEW JERSEY,

CONCERNING PRIVATE DUTY SERVICE OF MEMBERS OF THE CRANBURY TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT, AND AMENDING CHAPTER THIRTY-THREE OF THE CODE OF TE TOWNSHIP OF CRANBURY”, was introduced for first reading.  On motion by Ms. Stave, seconded by Mr. Panconi, the Ordinance was passed on first reading by vote:

 

            Ayes:                (Beauregard                               Absent:  (None

                                    (Mayes

                                    (Panconi                                   Abstain:  (None

                                    (Stannard                     

(Stave

 

            Nays:                None

 

                                                            Public Hearing:  December 20, 2004

 

AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF CRANBURY, COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX, STATE OF NEW JERSEY, CONCERNING PRIVATE DUTY SERVICE OF MEMBERS OF THE CRANBURY TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT, AND AMENDING CHAPTER THIRTY-THREE OF THE CODE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF CRANBURY.

 

BE IT ORDAINED by the Township Committee of the Township of Cranbury, Middlesex County, New Jersey, that the “Code of the Township of Cranbury” (“Code”) be amended as follows:

 

            1.         Existing Section 33-10 of Chapter 33 of the Code, entitled “Private Duty Service,” shall be deleted in its entirety and replaced with a new Section 33-10, to read as follows:

 

                        § 33-10.            Private duty service.

 

Police officers of the Cranbury Township Police Department shall be available for private duty service for special events, road closings, traffic duties, security at private parties or events, etc.  Payment for services shall be as follows:

 

1.   The fee to be paid to the Township for such services shall be sixty dollars ($60.00) per hour.  Of this amount, fifty dollars ($50.00) per hour shall be paid to the police officer providing the service and ten dollars ($10.00) per hour shall be retained by the Township.

 

2.   The minimum amount of time for which police officers may be hired shall be four (4) hours per officer, except that the minimum shall only be three(3) hours per officer for services rendered on behalf of The Cranbury School.

 

3.   Any person who has requested private duty service and cancels the private duty three hours or less before the agreed upon start time shall be responsible for payment of the four (4) hour minimum per officer, except that The Cranbury School shall only be responsible for payment of the three (3) hour minimum per officer in such instances. 

 

 

Cranbury Township Ordinance 12-04-32

(Continued)

 

The scheduling of officers for private duty shall be subject to the approval of the Chief, Captain or Lieutenant.

 

            2.         This ordinance shall take effect upon notice and publication, as provided for by                                law.

 

Ordinances

            Second Reading

 

Cranbury Township Ordinance # 11-04-27

 

A motion to enter an Ordinance entitled,” Cranbury Township Ordinance # 11-04-27

, AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF CRANBURY, COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX, STATE OF NEW JERSEY, CONCERNING PARK RULES AND AMENDING CHAPTER 108 OF THE CODE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF CRANBURY”, 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. No one present wished to speak, so the hearing was declared closed.  On motion by Ms. Stave, seconded by Ms. Beauregard, the Ordinance was adopted by a vote:

 

            Ayes:                (Beauregard                               Absent:  (None

                                    (Mayes

                                    (Panconi

                          (Stannard                                Abstain:  (None

                                    (Stave

                       

            Nays:                None

 

Ordinance

     Second Reading

 

Cranbury Township Ordinance # 11-04-28

 

A motion to enter an Ordinance entitled, “Cranbury Township Ordinance # 11-04-28

, AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF CRANBURY, COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX, STATE OF NEW JERSEY, RESTRICTING A PORTION OF TOWNSHIP PROPERTY KNOWN AS THE “WEST” PROPERTY AND DESIGNATED AS LOT 70.02, BLOCK 23 ON THE CRANBURY TOWNSHIP TAX MAP TO PASSIVE RECREATION AND CONSERVATION USES”, 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.  Ms. Stave mentioned it was the recommendation of the Environmental Commission that hereinafter be referred to as “The Cranbury Brook Preserve” and be managed by the Township Public Works Department, but on the advice of the Environmental Commission.  Ms. Stave also mentioned that 24± acres that are set aside for future municipal use hopes that all 24 are included someday in the preserve and will work to see to it that the Township use whatever is left over of the land wisely and it would be her hope that someday the Township would retire the land not used to the preserve.  Mr. Mayes spoke concerning the “set-aside land and the use by the School.  Mr. Mayes indicated the School had done a lot of work to get this point with the preserve and future committees should be mindful of the school’s needs as well.  No one else present wished to speak, so the hearing was declared

 

 

Cranbury Township Ordinance # 11-04-28

(Continued)

 

closed.  On motion by Ms. Stave, seconded by Ms. Beauregard, the Ordinance was adopted by a vote:

 

            Ayes:                (Beauregard                               Absent:  (None

                                    (Mayes

                                    (Panconi

                          (Stannard                                Abstain:  (None

                                    (Stave

                       

            Nays:                None

 

Ordinance

      Second Reading

Cranbury Township Ordinance # 11-04-29

 

A motion to enter an Ordinance entitled, “Cranbury Township Ordinance # 12-04-29

, AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF CRANBURY, COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX, STATE OF NEW JERSEY, AMENDING CHAPTERS ONE, SEVENTY-TWO, EIGHTY-TWO AND EIGHTY-FOUR OF THE CODE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF CRANBURY”, 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.  No one present wished to speak, so the hearing was declared closed.  On motion by Ms. Stave, seconded by Ms. Beauregard, the Ordinance was adopted by a vote:

 

            Ayes:                (Beauregard                               Absent:  (None

                                    (Mayes

                                    (Panconi

                        (Stannard                                  Abstain:  (None

                                    (Stave

                       

            Nays:                None

 

Ordinance

     Second Reading

 

Cranbury Township Ordinance # 11-04-30

 

AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF CRANBURY RATIFYING THE CONTRACT WITH CRANBURY FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE, LODGE NO. 68 AND APPROVING THE SALARIES, WAGES AND BENEFITS CONTAINED THEREIN.

 

Resolutions

      Consent

 

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

 

            Ayes:                (Beauregard

(Mayes                         Absent:  (None

                                    (Panconi

                                    (Stannard                      Abstain:  (None

Cranbury Township Ordinance # 11-04-30

(Continued)

                                    (Stave

 

            Nays:                None

 

Cranbury Township Resolution # R 12-04-220

 

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 12-04-221

 

RESOLUTION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF CRANBURY, NJ

 

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE RELEASE OF A PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE FOR TOLL BROTHER’S – THE WOODS @ CRANBURY – PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS

 

WHEREAS, by letter dated September 20, 2004 Toll Brothers has requested the release 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 November 12, 2004 (attached hereto as ”Exhibit A”) recommended that the following performance guarantee be released:

 

Bond                                         $118,175.15

Cash Deposit                             $  13,130.57

 

WHEREAS, the Township Engineer has stated a maintenance guarantee shall be posted with the Township for a period not to exceed two (2) years after final acceptance of the improvements in

an amount not to exceed 15% of the cost of the improvement.  The amount of the required maintenance guarantee to be posted with the Township is $54,710.72, and the maintenance period shall be for a period of two years from October 26, 2004. 

 

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

 

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

 

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

2.       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)                 Michael A Richardson, Toll Brothers, Inc., 530 Buckelew Avenue, Monroe , NJ 08831

(d)                 Township Attorney

 

 

 

 

 

Cranbury Township Resolution # R 12-04-221

(Continued)

 

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 December 6, 2004.

                                                            _________________________

                                                            Kathleen R. Cunningham, Clerk

 

Cranbury Township Resolution # R 12-04-222

 

RESOLUTION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF CRANBURY, NJ

 

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE RELEASE OF A PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE FOR TOLL BROTHERS – THE WOODS @ CRANBURY-PRIVATE IMPROVEMENTS

 

WHEREAS, by letter dated September 20, 2004, Toll Brother’s has requested the release of their performance guarantee previously posted with the Township for the Woods @ Cranbury in accordance with Planning Board approval and

 

WHEREAS, the Township Engineer has, in a letter dated (attached hereto as ”Exhibit A”) recommended that the following performance guarantee be released:

           

Bond                             $212,131.44

Cash Deposit                 $  23,570.16

 

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

 

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

 

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

2.   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)        Michael A Richardson, Toll Brother’s Inc, 530 Buckelew Avenue; 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 December 6, 2004.

                                                            _________________________

                                                            Kathleen R. Cunningham, Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cranbury Township Resolution # R 12-04-223

(Continued)

 

RESOLUTION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF CRANBURY, NJ

 

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE RELEASE OF A MAINTENANCE BOND FOR KERANI ENTERPRISES, INC – NICOLA COURT SUBDIVISION

 

WHEREAS, by Kerani Enterprise, 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 November 19, 2004 (attached hereto as ”Exhibit A”) recommended that the remaining 18,509.00 cash maintenance bond be released:

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

   2.       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)        Vallabh Kansagra, Kerani Enterprises, Inc; 108 Washington Road,             Princeton, NJ 08540

(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 December 6, 2004

                                                            _________________________

                                                            Kathleen R. Cunningham, Clerk

 

Cranbury Township Resolution # R 12-04-224

 

WHEREAS, the Township of Cranbury purchased two (2) parcels from Fischer Acres on March 1, 2004, and

 

WHEREAS, the Tax Collector has determined, as of the purchase date, these parcels are now tax exempt,

 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township of Cranbury that the 2004 unpaid taxes on the following parcels be cancelled:

 

Cranbury Township Resolution # R 12-04-224

(Continued)

 

Block   Lot                   Address            2nd qtr           3rd qtr Taxes         4th qtr Taxes

                                                            Amount        Amount                Amount

 

19         11 QFarm          S. Main St.          $      2.65       $       2.84        $     2.84

 

 

19         12 QFarm    101-107 S. Main   $  242.69     $  260.56          $ 260.56

 

CERTIFICATION

I, Kathleen R. Cunningham, Clerk, hereby certify that this is a true copy of a Resolution which was adopted by the Township Committee on December 6, 2004.

 

                                                            ___________________________

                                                            Kathleen R. Cunningham, Clerk

Work Session

 

a.       Scout Service Projects on Township Property

Township Committee reviewed and approved guidelines for scout leadership and       service projects undertaken on Township Property. Ms. Stave thanked Rich Vincelette for his valuable input.  Ms. Stave indicated in reading over the Parks Rules Ordinance this document is very timely.  Ms. Waterbury also thanked Mr. Vincelette, indicating his comments were very helpful in preparing the document.  Ms. Stave made a motion, seconded by Mr. Mayes and unanimously carried, to accept the guidelines for scout leadership and other community service projects.

 

b.   Verizon Easement Request (Cathy Marcelli)

Verizon is requesting an easement from the Township for a distribution cabinet to be located on the site of the Cranbury Police Station.  Ms. Marcelli briefed the Township Committee and indicated she had spoken to Mr. Mark Berkowsky regarding this issue as it affects the new Police Station location.  It was recommended this issue be referred to the Police Station SubCommittee and ask Verizon to explain to the SubCommittee why the location must be at the new police station site. 

 

Public Comment

        The Mayor opened the meeting to public questions and comments on those items not on the agenda.   Mr. Mark Berkowsky asked the status of the negotiations with Comcast Cable, with reference to the new police station.  Ms. Beauregard responded the Township is still in negotiations with Comcast.  Mr. Richard Kallan, Wynnewood Drive asked if the putting of golf balls had been addressed in the ordinance, 11-04-27, which had been adopted this evening as he has noticed individuals putting golf balls at various Township parks.  Mayor Stannard responded the police would be enforcing the ordinance and all safety issues in the parks. Ms. Beth Veghte, Bunker Hill, also responded to Mr. Kallan the police would be monitoring the parks.  There being no further comments, the Mayor closed the public part of the meeting.

 

Ms. Beth Veghte, Recreation Board Chairperson, requested a sign be placed at the entrance to the West Property, directing people to the soccer and lacrosse fields.  Ms. Veghte indicated there is a problem, especially for out of town individuals, finding the fields.  The Township Committee discussed the signage with Ms. Veghte and recommended the issue be brought up at the Parks meeting on Wednesday and also provide the Township Engineer, Ms. Marcelli, with a diagram of the proposed sign.  Mayor Stannard indicated the matter could then be discussed again at the December 20th meeting.  Ms. Stave recommended the Parks Planning Commission work on standardizing signs throughout the Township as some of the parks have signs and not others. 

 

Public Comment

(Continued)

 

Ms. Beauregard made a recommendation the Township Committee be given an inventory of which parks need signs, how many, etc.  Mayor Stannard indicated this issue will be listed as a Work Session item on the agenda of the December 20, 2004 meeting.

 

Mayor’s Notes

    Mayor Stannard indicated a letter had been received from Mr. and Mrs. Gerberich concerning some of the safety issues, signs, stripings in the road and possibly sidewalks in the Evans Tract and the Township Committee would be looking into that.

 

            a.         Township Committee Meeting December 27, 2004

                                    The Township Committee discussed not having a meeting on December                                         27, 2004, due to the holidays.  On motion by Ms. Stave, seconded by                                                 Ms. Beauregard and unanimously carried, the meeting of December 27,                                               2004 was canceled.

Resolution

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

 

            Ayes:    (Beauregard

(Mayes                                     Absent:  (None

                        (Panconi                                                                                  

                        (Stannard                                  Abstain:  (None

                        (Stave

           

            Nays:    None

Cranbury Township Resolution # R 12-04-219

 

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:

 

                        ----Litigation—Pending Litigation:  Status report and matters requiring confidential                advice of Counsel regarding Danser v. Township of Cranbury, Docket No. MID-                                  C-267-04.

 

                        ----Closed Session Committee Minutes of November 22, 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

 

Cranbury Township Resolution # R 12-04-219

(Continued)

 

conclusion of trial or settlement of that litigation or when the need for confidentiality no longer exists.

 

Date:  December 6, 2004

 

On motion by Ms. Stave, seconded by Mr. Panconi and unanimously approved, the Closed Session Minutes of November 22, 2004 were adopted.

 

On motion by Ms. Stave, seconded by Mr. Panconi and unanimously carried, the meeting adjourned at 9:35 p.m.

 

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                                                                        Kathleen R. Cunningham, Clerk