TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING

DECEMBER 19, 2005

 

 

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 Panconi, Jr., Richard Stannard, David J. Stout, Pari Stave and Mayor Beauregard. Also present were: Trishka Waterbury, Esquire, Attorney, Thomas C. Witt, Administrator and Kathleen R. Cunningham, Clerk.  Mayor Beauregard 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 6, 2004 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 6, 2004.

 

(3)                 Was filed on December 6, 2004 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.

 

On motion by Ms. Stave, seconded by Mr. Panconi and unanimously carried, the minutes of December 12, 2005 were adopted.

 

Reports and Communications

--Mayor

           Mayor Beauregard reported this was her next to last meeting and stated she felt she had taken more away from the community than she had given—lots of memories and good feelings about achievements of the Township Committee.  Mayor Beauregard also stated she will be having an Open House in a few months.                                              

  --Members of Committee

    Mr. Panconi reported he had met with the Police Chief, as he had been doing monthly throughout the year, to go over the overtime budget, which was well under the amount budgeted and commended the Police Chief for keeping a diligent watch on the overtime.   Mr. Panconi reported there had only been two high months for the year---one due to a blizzard (last January) and in October for mandatory training. 

     Mr. Stout reported he had spent an hour with the Tax Assessor, Mr. Benner, earlier in the evening to work on a one-page fact and fiction sheet on the revaluation. 

             Mr. Stannard reported he and Mr. Stout had attended the Planning Board meeting the previous week and on the Agenda was the H.P.A.C. Ordinance the Township Committee had sent over to the Planning Board.  Mr. Stannard stated the Planning Board has several recommended changes some which are substantive, in which case the Ordinance would have to be re-introduced in January by the Township Committee.  Mr. Stannard reported there were three important changes.  Mr. Stannard will give the changes to Ms. Waterbury, Township Attorney, who will incorporate them into the new Ordinance which will be introduced in January 9, 2006.  The Township Committee was in unanimous agreement. 

                             

Agenda Additions/Changes

           Ms. Cunningham, Clerk, announced two Ordinances had been added to the Agenda, Cranbury Township Ordinance # 12-05-29 and 12-05-30 which were “housekeeping items” for the end of the year.

 

 

Ordinances

First Reading

Cranbury Township Ordinance # 12-05-29

 

An Ordinance entitled, “Cranbury Township Ordinance # 12-05-29, AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF CRANBURY IN MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NEW JERSEY AUTHORIZING THE CONVEYANCE OF A DEVELOPMENT EASEMENT TO THE STATE AGRICULTURE DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE FOR A PORTION OF PROPERTY LOCATED ON ANCIL DAVISON ROAD AND DESIGNATED ON THE CRANBURY TOWNSHIP TAX MAP AS BLOCK 22, LOT 7 (“E. BARCLAY PROPERTY”), 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

                                    (Panconi

                                    (Stannard                                  Abstain:  (None

                                    (Stave              

(Stout

 

            Nays:                None

                                                            Public Hearing:  December 30, 2005

           

WHEREAS, by deed dated May 29, 2004 and recorded in the Middlesex County Clerk’s Office on July 3, 2004 in Book 5346 at Page 215 &c., the Township of Cranbury acquired an 88.14-acre parcel located on Ancil Davison Road and designated on the Township’s tax map as Block 22, Lot 7 (the “Property”); and

 

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

 

WHEREAS, pursuant to an application submitted by the Township, the State Agriculture Development Committee (“SADC”) has offered to acquire a development easement and all of the nonagricultural development rights and development credits across the Property, except for a one-acre exception area adjacent to and fronting on Ancil Davison Road and a 9.18-acre area along the Millstone River across which the Township is retaining a conservation and pathway access easement; and

 

WHEREAS, the sale of the above-referenced development easement and nonagricultural development rights and development credits to SADC shall ensure the permanent preservation and restriction of the Property to agricultural use pursuant to the Agriculture Retention and Development Act, N.J.S.A. 4:1C-11 et seq. and the Garden State Preservation Trust Act, N.J.S.A. 13:8C-1 et seq., and the rules and regulations adopted pursuant thereto; and

 

WHEREAS, in consideration for the sale, the SADC will pay the Township $19,200.00 per acre, which is the SADC’s initial offer of $24,000 per acre less $4,800 per acre representing the Township’s contribution toward the SADC’s acquisition of the easement;

 

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

 

            1.         The Mayor and Clerk are hereby authorized and directed to execute an Agreement to Sell Development Easement for the Property for $19,200.00 per acre and such other documents, including, but not limited to, a deed conveyance, as shall be necessary to complete the above-referenced conveyance.

 

           

 

Cranbury Township Ordinance # 12-05-29

(Continued)

 

2.         The terms and conditions of the Agreement to Sell Development Easement and any other documents needed to effectuate said conveyance shall be subject to the review and prior approval of the Township Attorney.

 

            3.         The Township through appropriate staff and officials is hereby authorized to undertake and all such other acts as may be necessary to effectuate the terms hereof.

 

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

 

Ordinance

    First Reading

Cranbury Township Ordinance # 12-05-30

 

An Ordinance entitled, “Cranbury Township Ordinance # 12-05-30, AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF CRANBURY IN MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NEW JERSEY AUTHORIZING THE ASSIGNMENT OF A DEVELOPMENT EASEMENT TO THE STATE AGRICUTLURE

DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE FOR PROPERTY SITUATED ON CRANBURY NECK ROAD AND DESIGNATED AS BLOCK 23, LOT 102.01 ON THE CRANBURY TOWNSHIP TAX MAP (“SIMONSON”), and 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

                                    (Panconi

                                    (Stannard                                  Abstain:  (None

                                    (Stave              

(Stout

 

            Nays:                None

                                                            Public Hearing: December 30, 2005

                                                                             

WHEREAS, by deed dated June 1, 2004 and recorded in the Middlesex County Clerk’s Office on June 30, 2004 in Book 5344 at Pages 412&c., the Township of Cranbury acquired a Agricultural and Development Rights Easement across a 130.22-acre parcel located on Cranbury Neck Road and designated on the Township’s tax map as Block 23, Lot 102.01 (the “Property”); and

 

WHEREAS, the Township acquired said agricultural and development rights in order to ensure the permanent preservation of the Property as deed-restricted farmland; and

 

WHEREAS, pursuant to an application submitted by the Township, the State Agriculture Development Committee (“SADC”) has offered to accept the assignment to it of the above-referenced development easement and all of the nonagricultural development rights and development credits across the Property previously acquired by the Township; and

 

WHEREAS, the assignment of the above-referenced development easement and nonagricultural development rights and development credits to the SADC shall further ensure the permanent preservation and restriction of the Property to agricultural use pursuant to the Agriculture Retention and Development Act, N.J.S.A. 4:1C-11 et seq. and the Garden State Preservation Trust Act, N.J.S.A. 13:8C-1 et seq., and the rules and regulations adopted pursuant thereto; and

 

 

 

 

Cranbury Township Ordinance # 12-05-30

(Continued)

 

WHEREAS, in consideration for the assignment, the SADC has offered to pay the Township $17,920 per acre, which is the SADC’s offer of $22,400 per acre less the Township’s share of $4,480 per acre;

 

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

 

            1.         The Mayor and Clerk are hereby authorized and directed to execute any and all documents to assign to the SADC the above-referenced development easement and associated rights and credits, including, but not limited to, any necessary agreements and deeds of assignment or conveyance.

 

            2.         All documents to be executed as set forth above shall be subject to the review and prior approval of the Township Attorney.

 

            3.         The Township through appropriate staff and officials is hereby authorized to undertake and all such other acts as may be necessary to effectuate the terms hereof.

 

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

 

Resolutions

Consent Agenda

 

On motion offered by Ms. Stave, seconded by Mr. Stannard, with Mr. Panconi abstaining, the following Consent Agenda Resolutions were adopted by vote:

 

            Ayes:                (Beauregard

(Stannard                      Absent:  (None

                                    (Stave

                                    (Stout                           Abstain:  (Panconi

                                   

            Nays:                None

 

Cranbury Township Resolution # R 12-05-233

 

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 12-05-234

 

WHEREAS, the Tax Collector has determined, there were erroneous paid taxes from various mortgage companies, which caused overpayments on some parcels for the 2005 property taxes,

 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township of Cranbury that the following 2005 erroneously paid property taxes be refunded:

 

Block               Lot                   Assessed to                             Amount

 

2                      5                      Ronald & Nancy Witt                 $   14.76

2                      11                     Jaffar, LLC                                     18.48

3                      1.02                  259 Prospect Plains Assoc. LP      138.05

4                       1.02                 258 Prospect Plains OC                    12.60

Cranbury Township Resolution # R 12-05-234

(Continued)

 

Block               Lot                   Assessed to                             Amount

 

7                      20.02                Caleast Industries Invest                  79.64

16                     4                      Indian Run Associates                     54.00

18.02                9                      Thomas & Cathleen Panconi            85.80

18.07                3                      Giri & Padma Sikha                         60.38

18.07                48                     Stanley Dervech                              39.90

20.01                5                      Thomas Greenwood & Christine       78.80

                                                Crosby

20.05                23                     Rui Tang & Bo Wang                       36.16

20.06                 53                    John & Jill Gabriello                        79.86

21                     1.07                  Gabriel & Sheri Ann Saltarelli            21.47

21                     6.02                  Rusi & Renu Brij                            118.14

21                     59                     Marc & Lori Bornstein                      20.34

21.01                2                      Agatha Fino                              $    111.26

23                     87                     Alexander Kishyk                          1,835.49

23                     108.09              Som Lok & Susan Leung                   43.92

24                     1                      Arthur, Barbara & Alan Danser            41.18

24                     3.01                  Pari Stave                                         29.37

25                     20                     James & Michelle Till                         63.19

25                     29.02                Richard & Linda Scott                   1,528.39

25                     44.07                Navin & Kam Patel                          210.79

25                     44.031              Benjamin & Denise Ben-Attar           326.88

25                     52                     James Lentini                                      21.37

26                     29.13                Steven & Robin Reifinger                   22.36

26                     29.14                Monamed Yousef                              10.59

28                     5                      John & Paul Patella                           131.16

35                     17.02                Daniel & Maureen Dilella                     68.62

100                   1                      Colonial Pipe Line                              272.01

 

CERTIFICATION

I, Kathleen R. Cunningham, Township Clerk of the Township of Cranbury, hereby certify that this is a true copy of a Resolution which was adopted at a regular meeting on December 19, 2005.

                                                                        _________________________

                                                                        Kathleen R. Cunningham, Clerk

 

Cranbury Township Resolution # R 12-05-235

 

RESOLUTION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF CRANBURY

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

 

A RESOLUTION APPROVING CHANGE ORDER NO. 27 IN CONNECTION WITH THE POLICE BUILDING CONSTRUCTION

 

            WHEREAS, a contract for construction of a new Township police building (“Contract”) was awarded to M&K Contracting, LLC (“Contractor”) for $3,241,875.00 by Resolution dated August 30, 2004; and

 

WHEREAS, since execution of the Contract, eighteen (18) change orders have been approved by the Township Committee, resulting in a net contract increase of $34,733.62 and extension of time for contract completion of 54 days; and

 

           

Cranbury Township Resolution # R 12-05-235

(Continued)

 

WHEREAS, the Construction Manager and Acting Township Administrator have requested approval of Change Order No. 27, which would decrease the Contract amount by $5,261.76; and

 

            WHEREAS, the $5,261.76 reduction in the Contract amount is for purposes of reimbursing the Township for payment of gas and electrical services prior to Substantial Completion on October 21, 2005.

 

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

 

1.                   Change Order No. 27 is hereby approved. 

 

2.                   This Resolution, when counter-signed by M&K Contracting, LLC, shall serve as an amendment to the original Contract for the purpose of decreasing the Contract amount by $5,261.76 and confirming that the new Contract amount, including all change orders, is $3,271,346.86.

 

AGREED to this __________ of December, 2005

 

ATTEST:                                                           M & K CONTRACTING, LLC

 

_____________________________        By:__________________________________

 

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 December 19, 2005.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Kathleen R. Cunningham, Clerk  

 

Cranbury Township Resolution # R 12-05-236

 

WHEREAS, the Tax Collector has requested the following balances, $10.00 or under be canceled on overpayments on the following parcels for 2005 property taxes.

 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township of Cranbury that the following 2005 balances of $10.00 or under hereby be canceled:

 

Block               Lot                   Assessed to                             Amount

 

10                     10QFarm           Cranbury Dev. Corp.                  $   3.45

16                     8                      ICNA Inc.                                       2.06

18.02                 14                    Joseph & Deborah Fetch                 7.73

18.07                43                     Michael Westock                              4.60

20                     10.41                Richard & Julia Venusti                    4.50

20                     10.58                Robert & Barbara Fomalent             1.21

20                     10.64                Alice Eng                                          1.31

20.15                1                      Ronald & Elaine Slicner                    9.01

22.01                2QFarm            D&R Greenway Land Trust               5.31

23                     11                     Donald & Lynda Patterson               1.00

23                     109                   Linda Watkins                                  1.91

25                     23                     Kenneth & Anne Gordon                  5.22

32                     21                     Timothy & Natalia Brennan               2.95

Cranbury Township Resolution # R 12-05-236

(Continued)

 

Block               Lot                   Assessed to                             Amount

33                     62                     Wayne & Phyllis Bayles                   3.94

 

CERTIFICATION

I, Kathleen R. Cunningham, Township Clerk of the Township of Cranbury, hereby certify that this is a true copy of a Resolution which was adopted at a regular meeting on December 19, 2005.

                               _________________________

                             Kathleen R. Cunningham, Clerk

 

Cranbury Township Resolution # R 12-05-237

 

RESOLUTION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF CRANBURY, NJ

 

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING YEAR 2005 BUDGET TRANSFERS

 

WHEREAS, there are 2005 Budget Accounts which require more funding due to circumstances not known at the beginning of the year; and

 

WHEREAS, there will be excess balances in budget accounts in which the expenditures will be less than projected at the beginning of the year,

And

 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township of Cranbury, that the following year 2005 Budget Transfers be authorized and made on the records and accounts of the Township:

 

                                    Budget Account                                   To                    From

 

 

5-01-31-440-240 Telephone Police O&E               $1,800.00

5-01-20-100-011 Admin S&W                                                      $1,800.00

 

 

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

 

(a)                 Township Auditor

(b)                Township Chief Financial Officer

(c)                 Township Administrator

 

CERTIFICATION

I, Kathleen R Cunningham, Clerk of the Township of Cranbury, NJ, hereby certify that the above is a true copy of Resolution adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Cranbury at a regular meeting on December 19, 2005.

                                                _________________________

                                                Kathleen R Cunningham, Clerk

 

Cranbury Township Resolution # R 12-05-238

 

RESOLUTION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF CRANBURY, NJ

 

 

Cranbury Township Resolution # R 12-05-238

(Continued)

 

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE RELEASE OF A PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE FOR BAKER RESIDENTIAL

 

WHEREAS, by e-mail dated December 13, 2005, Baker Residential has requested the release of their performance guarantee previously posted with the Township in accordance with Planning Board approval and

 

WHEREAS, the Township Attorney has, in an e-mail dated December 13, 2005 (attached hereto as “Exhibit A”) recommended that the following performance guarantee be released:

 

            Performance Bond                    $ 57,9499.32

 

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 FURTHE 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)                 Arren S. Goldman, Esq. c/o Baker Residential

(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 19, 2005.

                                                _________________________

                                                Kathleen R. Cunningham, Clerk

 

RESOLUTION # R-12-05-239

 

A RESOLUTION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF CRANBURY

COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX, STATE OF NEW JERSEY

 

STATE OF NEW JERSEY, DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, GREEN ACRES ENABLING RESOLUTION AND AUTHORIZING AMENDMENT TO PROJECT AGREEMENT

 

WHEREAS, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Green Acres Program (“State”) provides loans and/or grants to municipal and county governments and grants to nonprofit organizations for assistance in the acquisition and development of lands for outdoor recreation and conservation purposes; and

 

 

Cranbury Township Resolution # R 12-05-239

(Continued)

 

WHEREAS, the Township of Cranbury desires to further the public interest by obtaining a grant of one million, two hundred thousand dollars ($1,200,000.00) from the State to fund the following project(s): “Cranbury Township Acquisition”;

 

NOW THEREFORE, the Township Committee of the Township of Cranbury resolves that Rebecca D. Beauregard, in her capacity as Mayor of the Township of Cranbury, or any successor to the office of Mayor, is hereby authorized to:

 

                        (a)        make application for such a grant;

                        (b)        provide additional application information and furnish such documents as may be required;

                        (c)        act as the authorized correspondent of the above-named applicant; and

 

WHEREAS, the State shall determine if the application is complete and in conformance with the scope and intent of the Green Acres Program, and notify the applicant of the amount of the funding award; and

 

WHEREAS, the applicant is willing to use the State’s funds in accordance with such rules, regulations and application statutes, and is willing to enter into an agreement with the State for the above named project;

 

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

 

            1.         That the Mayor of the Township of Cranbury is hereby authorized to execute an agreement and any amendment thereto with the State for the project known as “Cranbury Township Acquisition”; and,

 

            2.         That the applicant has its matching share of the project, if a match is required, in the amount of one million, two hundred thousand dollars ($1,200,000.00); and

 

            3.         That, in the event the State’s funds are less than the total project cost specified above, the applicant has the balance of funding necessary to complete the project; and

 

            4.         That the applicant agrees to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations in its performance of the project; and

 

            5.         That this resolution shall take effect immediately.

CERTIFICATION

I, Kathleen R. Cunningham, RMC, 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 19, 2005.

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunder set my hand and the official seal of the Township of Cranbury this ____ day of _____________, 2005.

                                                _________________________

                                                Kathleen R. Cunningham, Clerk

 

Cranbury Township Resolution # R 12-05-240

 

TOWNSHIP OF CRANBURY

 

Cranbury Township Resolution # R 12-05-240

(Continued)

 

COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX, STATE OF NEW JERSEY

 

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE RELEASE OF CLOSED SESSION MINUTES

 

BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township of Cranbury, that upon the recommendation of the Township Clerk acting in consultation with the Township Attorney, the following Executive (Closed) Session Minutes of the Township Committee are hereby approved for public release with no redactions:

 

·         December 6, 2004

·         January 24, 2005

·         February 7, 2005

·         March 7, 14 and 28, 2005

·         April 25, 2005

·          

·         May 9, 23, 24, and 26, 2005

·         June 13 and 27, 2005

 

and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that upon the recommendation of the Township Clerk acting in consultation with the Township Attorney, the following Executive (Closed) Session Minutes of the Township Committee are hereby approved for public release with information that must remain confidential redacted therefrom:

 

·         December 20, 2004

·         January 3, 2005

 

CERTIFICATION

I, Kathleen R. Cunningham, RMC, 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 19, 2005.

                                                _________________________

Kathleen R. Cunningham, Clerk

 

RESOLUTION # R-12-05-241

 

TOWNSHIP OF CRANBURY

COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX, STATE OF NEW JERSEY

 

A RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE AMENDMENT OF THE TOWNSHIP’S OPEN SPACE AND RECREATION INVENTORY

 

WHEREAS, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Green Acres Program (“State”) provides loans and/or grants to municipal and county governments and grants to nonprofit organizations for assistance in the acquisition and development of lands for outdoor recreation and conservation purposes; and

 

WHEREAS, the Township of Cranbury presently receives such grants from State pursuant to a project agreement originally entered into by the Township and the State on October 27, 2003; and

Cranbury Township Resolution # R 12-05-241

(Continued)

 

WHEREAS, from time to time the Township and the State have amended this Project Agreement, including most recently in 2005, which amendment was approved by Township Committee at its December 19, 2005 meeting; and

 

WHEREAS, as part of the Project Agreement, the Township is required to submit an updated Recreation and Open Space Inventory (“ROSI”) to the State each time it amends its Project Agreement;

 

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township of Cranbury, that the Township Administrator, Township Clerk, and other appropriate Township staff and officials are hereby authorized and directed to update the Township’s Recreation and Open Space Inventory in keeping with the rules and regulations of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Green Acres Program (set forth at N.J.A.C. 7:31-1 et seq.) and to submit same to the State, all as

required by the above-referenced regulations and the October 27, 2004 Project Agreement between the Township and the State.

CERTIFICATION

I, Kathleen R. Cunningham, RMC, 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 19, 2005.

                                                ______________________

                                                Kathleen R. Cunningham, Clerk

 

Resolution

     Ms. Stave asked for an interpretation of “to determine the feasibility of preserving said barn” as she understood in previous discussions there had been specific time allowed to raise the funds for the preservation of the barn. Mr. Panconi questioned the date for the beginning of the stay, i.e. the stay starting from the date of the Township Committee’s last meeting, not the meeting of December 19th.  Mr. Stannard responded there was only a difference of a one week to allow those residents interested in preserving the barn to have a full three months to determine if it were possible to raise the necessary funds.  Mr. Stout recommended adding language in the Resolution, “to determine the feasibility and costs of preserving said barn”, etc. The Township Committee agreed with adding the language. Mr. Stout also commended Mr. Witt on putting up the fence surrounding the barn the next day after the Township Committee meeting.  Ms. Stave asked if there was a necessity to make it clear that none of the Township’s staff time for labor or Township funds to even make the barn safe or winterize it would be used.  Ms. Waterbury, Township Attorney, responded the purpose of the stay was to afford residents an opportunity to determine feasibility and costs and there was no chance the Township would have to do anything other than vote on the Resolution.  On motion by Mr. Stannard, seconded by Mr. Stout, the following resolution was adopted by vote:

 

            Ayes:    (Beauregard

(Panconi                                   Absent:  (None

                        (Stannard                                                                                 

                        (Stave                                       Abstain:  (None

                        (Stout              

           

            Nays:    None

Cranbury Township Resolution # R-12-05-242

 

TOWNSHIP OF CRANBURY

 

 

Cranbury Township Resolution # R-12-05-242

(Continued)

 

COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX, STATE OF NEW JERSEY

 

A RESOLUTION CONCERNING THE DEMOLITION OF THE “UPDIKE POTATO BARN” AND TEMPORARILY STAYING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF RESOLUTION # R-08-05-168

 

WHEREAS, the Township is the owner of a .978± - acre parcel located on Cranbury Neck Road and designated on the Cranbury Township Tax Map as Block 21, Lot 4.11; and

 

WHEREAS, there are three barns presently existing on the Property, including a 1930s barn referred to as the “potato barn”; and

 

WHEREAS, in the summer 2005, Township staff and consultants determined that the potato barn was in a state of disrepair and recommended that the barn be demolished; and

 

WHEREAS, on August 29, 2005 the Township Committee of the Township of Cranbury accordingly passed Resolution R-08-05-168, which authorized and directed the Township to demolish the potato barn; and

 

WHEREAS, several residents came to the Township Committee’s December 12, 2005 regular meeting and expressed their interest in saving the barn; and

 

WHEREAS, to that end, they appealed to the Township to stay its demolition temporarily to allow them sufficient time to explore the possibility of saving it;

 

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township of Cranbury, that implementation of Resolution R-08-05-168, which authorizes and directs the demolition of the potato barn located on Block 21, 4.11, be and is hereby stayed for ninety days

from the date of this Resolution in order to afford interested residents of Cranbury Township an opportunity to determine the feasibility and cost of preserving said barn.

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 19, 2005.

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Kathleen R. Cunningham, Clerk

 

Reports from Township staff and professionals

        Mr. Witt, Administrator, reported the remediation of the Wright South parcel was under way.  Mobilization started the previous Friday and the actual “blending of the soil” would take place on Wednesday.   Mr. Witt also indicated the air monitoring performed earlier in the day had been good and if the weather cooperated, the project would be completed by the end of the following week. 

 

        Mr. Witt, Administrator, reported there would be a County meeting concerning the Liberty Way Bridge the following day which he and a representative of Hatch Mott MacDonald planned on attending.

 

         Mr. Witt, Administrator, asked the reporter from The Cranbury Press, Jessica Beym, to please put a notice in the newspaper that recycling would take place on Monday, December 26, 2005 in the Township. 

      

                 

Reports from Township Boards and Commissions

      There were no reports.

 

Public Comment

The Mayor opened the meeting to public questions and comments on those items not on the agenda.  Ms. Jessica Beym, The Cranbury Press, asked Ms. Stave if a subcommittee was going to be formed in reference to the potato barn.  Ms. Stave responded there had been a barn subcommittee that had already existed for the previous two plus years and mentioned in addition, both Mr. Wittman and Ms. Beauregard had both volunteered to serve on a committee for the purpose of the potato barn.  Ms. Stave also indicated with the re-organization coming up it was possible that subcommittees would be reassigned.  Mayor Beauregard suggested Ms. Beym call her and she would explain the history of the barns to her.  Ms. Beym also asked the purpose of the meeting on December 30, 2005.  Mayor Beauregard responded the meeting was necessary to consider the two Ordinances for second reading and public hearing so they could be in place before the end of the year.  Ms. Kate McConnell, 71 North Main Street, clarified she would be happy to serve on a committee for the potato barn, either as a member of H.P.A.C. or as a resident.  There being no further comments, the Mayor closed the public part of the meeting.

 

Resolution

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

 

            Ayes:    (Beauregard

(Panconi                                   Absent:  (None

                        (Stannard                                                                                 

                        (Stave                                       Abstain:  (None

                        (Stout              

           

            Nays:    None

Cranbury Township Resolution # R 12-05-232

 

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

 

---Review of Closed Session minutes from December 12, 2005.

 

            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 of when the need for confidentiality no longer exists.

 

Date:  December 19, 2005

 

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

 

Ayes:                (Beauregard                              Absent:  (None

                        (Panconi

                        (Stannard

                        (Stave

                        (Stout

                                                                        Abstain: (None

                       

Nays:                (None

 

On motion by Ms. Stave, seconded by Mr. Panconi and unanimously carried, the Closed Session minutes of December 12, 2005 were adopted.

 

On motion by Ms. Stave, seconded by Mr. Panconi and unanimously carried, the meeting adjourned at 7:46.

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                                    Kathleen R. Cunningham, Clerk