MAY 25th, 2010 - REGULAR MEETING Acting Council President Summiel called the meeting to order at 7:32 pm and read

the Open Public Meetings Statement: The notice requirements provided for in the “Open Public Meetings Act” have been satisfied. Notice of this meeting was properly given in a notice which was transmitted to the Times of Trenton and the Trentonian, filed with the Clerk of the Township of Ewing and posted in the Ewing Township Municipal Complex, all on the 8th day of January, 2010. ROLL CALL Mr. Cox – Present Mr. Steinmann- Present Ms. Wollert- Absent Mr. Summiel – Present President Murphy- Absent Jack Ball, Mayor Mike Hartsough, Attorney Kim Macellaro, Deputy Clerk

STATEMENTS AND COMMENTS FROM MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC FOR ITEMS ON THE AGENDA No comments CONSENT AGENDA The Deputy Clerk read the Consent Agenda: (Resolution #10R-80/) 1. Authorization for the Chief Financial Officer to pay Township bills in the amount of $195,747.27. 2. Approval of minutes of the meeting of May 10th, 2010 (Agenda) and May 11th, 2010 (Regular). 3. A Resolution authorizing a Refund, as recommended by the Tax Collector in the amount of $100.88 for April 1, 2010 sewer bill to Feliciano, Crystal, 421 Eggerts Crossing Road, Ewing, NJ 08638 for property owner Feliciano, Crystal, for Block: 213 Lot: 7 also known as 421 Eggerts Crossing Road for overpayment. 4. A Resolution authorizing a performance guarantee release for Gary M. Hochschild (754 River Road) (Block 419/Lot8) – Ewing Engineers Banc3, Inc. project #2000230-15. 5. A Resolution authorizing a Refund, as recommended by the Township Construction Official, in the amount of $26.00 to Nick Teoh, 12 Dinsmore Lane, Princeton, NJ 08550 for a duplicate payment erroneously paid for the property at 106 Louisiana Avenue, Ewing, NJ 08638. 6. A Resolution authorizing the conduct of an off premise 50/50 cash raffle sponsored by The West Trenton Volunteer Fire Company on October 16th, 2010 at the West Trenton Firehouse, 40 W. Upper Ferry Road, Ewing, NJ 08628 starting at 5:00 pm. Mr. Steinmann moved the Resolution, seconded by Mr. Cox.

ROLL CALL

Mr. Cox Mr. Steinmann Mr. Summiel Mr. Murphy

YES YES YES YES

NEW BUSINESS
1. The Deputy Clerk read (Resolution #81) A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE NAMING OF STREETS LOCATED WITHIN THE TRENTON-MERCER AIRPORT. Attorney Hartsough explained that Mercer County Airport made the request mainly to be put on the 911 services, so in the event there is an emergency call, they are more readily accessible.

Mr. Steinmann moved the Resolution, seconded by Mr. Cox.

ROLL CALL

Mr. Cox Mr. Steinmann Mr. Summiel President Murphy

YES YES YES YES

2. The Deputy Clerk read (Resolution #82) A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE APPROVAL FOR ISSUANCE OF A NEW 2009-2010 EWING MUNICIPAL LIQUOR LICENSE TO HIGH HOTELS, LTD t/a SPRINGHILL SUITES BY MARRIOTT.

Mr. Steinmann moved the Resolution, seconded by Mr. Cox.

ROLL CALL

Mr. Cox Mr. Steinmann Mr. Summiel President Murphy

YES YES YES YES

3. The Deputy Clerk read (Resolution #83) A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE AWARD OF AN ENERGY PURCHASE CONTRACT FOR THE BULK PURCHASE OF ELECTRICITY AND NATURAL GAS.

Mr. Steinmann moved the Resolution, seconded by Mr. Cox. Mr. Summiel stated that according to Administration this Resolution would save the township approximately $60,000 a year. Mayor Ball commented between $60,000 and $75,000 a year. Mr. Summiel stated that wherein the government is providing a service to the people, that the utilities should be of such nature that whatever the costs are, they should be at cost to the municipality. He says it is not a big bang for our dollar. We should be pursuing an avenue of an approach that would allow the municipalities an exemption from this kind of cost so that we would not incur cost beyond cost or competitive cost for the use of electricity that serves the publics interest. Mr. Cox asked if this would preclude the township from going solar. Attorney Hartsough commented that it would not.

ROLL CALL

Mr. Cox Mr. Steinmann Mr. Summiel President Murphy

YES YES YES YES

COUNCIL REPORTS Mr. Cox attended the SAC meeting. He said that it centered around improvements being done at the ESCC. Most concerns were with the parking lot and potholes, etc. Mr. Steinmann – had no report Mr. Summiel commented that the TACT Committee had recessed for the summer and will reconvene in September.

President Murphy stated that he sent invitations to both town councils of Lawrence and Hopewell asking for their presence to discuss shared services to save money in all townships. STATEMENTS AND COMMENTS FROM MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC FOR ITEMS NOT ON THE AGENDA Veronica Taylor (111 Louisana Avenue) questioned a petition that was sent in January requesting 2 hour parking on Louisiana Avenue. The Mayor did not remember seeing it. President Murphy instructed the Clerk to put it on the Old Business List. Mildred Russell (119 King Avenue) also commented on the 2 hour parking. Mr. Green (979 Bear Tavern Road) talked about the amount of people complaining about trash. He wanted to know what they were complaining about – trash, brush, etc. Mayor Ball responded. Ron Dykus (170 Upper Ferry Road), George Stewart (30 Gilmore Road), Caroline Stewart (30 Gilmore Road), Trish DeCello (10 Chelmsford Drive), Kevin Baxter (42 Shelburne) all commented on the brush and trash pickup or lack of pickup. Mr. Cox commented that a plan needs to be developed and all rules need to be followed. It needs to be publicized to everyone and college students need to be notified. Mr. Steinmann commented that a large percentage of homeowners do not recycle and it ends up costing the township more money because it is being taken to the dump. Mayor Ball stated that a brochure needs to be made up and distributed and a meeting at the fire companies should be scheduled to educate the public.

There being no further business, President Murphy called for a motion to adjourn. Mr. Steinmann so moved, seconded by Mr. Cox. The meeting was adjourned at 8:35 pm.

________________________________ Joseph Murphy, Council President

_______________________________ Stephen W. Elliott, Municipal Clerk

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