SEPTEMBER 14, 2010 - REGULAR MEETING Council President Murphy called the meeting to order at 7:01 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- Present Mr. Summiel – Present President Murphy- Present Jack Ball, Mayor Frank Ragazzo, Administrator Mike Hartsough, Attorney Stephen Elliott, Clerk

STATEMENTS AND COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC FOR ITEMS ON THE AGENDA There were no comments at this time. CONSENT AGENDA The Clerk read the Consent Agenda: (Resolution #10R-110/) 1. Authorization for the Chief Financial Officer to pay Township bills in the amount of $1,833,333.90. 2. Approval of minutes of the meeting of August 11th, 2010 (Agenda) and August 11th, 2010 (Regular Meeting). 3. A Resolution authorizing a Performance Guarantee Release for Petros & Panagiotis – Ewing Diner (Block 358/Lot 15) – Ewing Engineers Banc3, Inc. project #2000230-27. 4. A Resolution authorizing a Refund, as recommended by the Tax Collector in the amount of $1156.68 for August 1, 2010 tax quarter to Littwin, Ronald T. & Paige A., 12 Conover Ave, Ewing, NJ 08638, for property owner Littwin, Ronald T. & Paige A., for Block: 101 Lot: 208 also known as 12 Conover Avenue for overpayment. 5. A Resolution authorizing a Refund, as recommended by the Tax Collector in the amount of $709.29 for August 1, 2010 tax quarter to Rego, Joseph F. & Liberto, Robert, 89 Joni Avenue, Hamilton, NJ 08690, for property owner Rego, Joseph F. & Liberto, Robert, for Block: 154 Lot: 29 also known as 109 Pennsylvania Avenue for overpayment. 6. A Resolution authorizing a Refund, as recommended by the Tax Collector in the amount of $9.17 for August 1, 2010 tax quarter to Pires, David M. & Monika E., 1 Greenwald Avenue, Ewing, NJ 08618, for property owner Pires, David M. & Monika E., for Block: 443 Lot: 236 also known as 1 Greenwald Avenue for overpayment.

7. A Resolution authorizing a Refund, as recommended by the Tax Collector in the amount of $2,384.78 for August 1, 2010 tax quarter to Convenient Closing Services, 3001 Leadenhall Road, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054, Attn: Tax Team, File# CSLLC1002624-BS, Ref#423.02-353 for property owner Capogna, Antonio, for Block: 423.02 Lot: 353 also known as 78 Willis Drive for overpayment.

8. A Resolution authorizing a Refund, as recommended by the Tax Collector in the amount of $1,579.00 for August 1, 2010 tax quarter to Lyons, Kenneth & B. Cynthia V., 32 Patton Drive, Trenton, NJ 08618, for property owner Lyons, Kenneth B. & Cynthia V., for Block: 451 Lot: 27 also known as 32 Patton Drive for overpayment. 9. A Resolution authorizing a Refund, as recommended by the Tax Collector in the amount of $1,384.75 for August 1, 2010 tax quarter to Steffner, William & Christina & Nicholas, 9 Clark Court, Bridgewater, NJ 08807, for property owner Steffner, William & Christina & Nicholas, for Block: 105.04 Lot: 3 also known as 154 Ewingville Road for overpayment. 10. A Resolution authorizing a Refund, as recommended by the Tax Collector in the amount of $1,196.78 for August 1, 2010 tax quarter to Trident Land Transfer Co. Of NJ, 1409 North Kings Highway, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034, Attn: Valerie F Armstrong for property owner Janecek, Brian J. & Woodward, C., for Block: 460 Lot: 49 also known as 9 Millard Terrace for overpayment. 11. A Resolution authorizing a Refund, as recommended by the Tax Collector in the amount of $2,585.29 for August 1, 2010 tax quarter to Watts-Trotman, Victoria, 35 Willis Drive, Ewing, NJ 08628, for property owner WattsTrotman, Victoria, for Block: 423.03 Lot: 272 also known as 35 Willis Drive for overpayment. 12. A Resolution authorizing a Refund, as recommended by the Tax Collector in the amount of $646.45 for August 1, 2010 tax quarter to Morgan, David & Marie, 54 Pennsylvania Avenue, Ewing, NJ 08638, for property owner Morgan, David & Marie, for Block: 146 Lot: 6 also known as 54 Pennsylvania Avenue for overpayment. 13. A Resolution authorizing a Refund, as recommended by the Tax Collector in the amount of $1,594.04 for August 1, 2010 tax quarter to Tong, Christopher, 110 Susan Drive, Ewing, NJ 08638, for property owner Tong, Christopher for Block: 214.07 Lot: 5 also known as 110 Susan Drive for overpayment.

14. A Resolution authorizing a Refund, as recommended by the Tax Collector in the amount of $2,030.14 for August 1, 2010 tax quarter to Princeton Assurance Corporation, 2482 Pennington Road, Pennington, NJ 08534, for property owner Williams, Daniel G. & Jennifer for Block: 214.05 Lot: 15 also known as 210 Nancy Lane for overpayment. 15. A Resolution authorizing a Refund, as recommended by the Tax Collector in the amount of $2,109.09 for August 1, 2010 tax quarter to Affiliated Title of South Jersey, North Crossing Garden Offices, 108E Centre Boulevard, Marlton, NJ 08053, for property owner Massimi, Matthew & Linda R., for Block: 435 Lot: 84 also known as 11 Perry Drive for overpayment. 16. A Resolution authorizing a Cancellation, as recommended by the Tax Collector in the amount of $115.50 for CY2010 second half sewer billing for property Hopwood, Kenneth, for Block: 566 Lot: 16 also known as 22 Brophy Drive due to fire mid-July, sewer line disconnected.

17. A Resolution authorizing Hopewell Valley YMCA to hold a block party/road closing on Saturday, September 25th, 2010 starting at 8:15 am. 18. A Resolution authorizing a refund, as recommended by the Township Construction Official, in the amount of $125.00 to Angela Giancarli, 15 Montague Avenue, Ewing, New Jersey 08628 for a certificate of occupancy fee for 1569 Parkway Avenue, Block 375, Lot 18, due to the fact that the home is a multiple dwelling and has nine units. 19. A Resolution authorizing a refund, as recommended by the Township Construction Official, in the amount of $147.00 to A. J. Perri, 1138 Pine Brook Road, Tinton Falls, NJ 07724 for a permit issued for 18 Langmoore Drive, Ewing, NJ 08638. The homeowner has decided he no longer wants to do the work. 20. A Resolution authorizing a refund, as recommended by the Township Construction Official, in the amount of $100.00 to Bruce Aruta, 23 Crown Road, Ewing, New Jersey 08638 for escrow that was put up for a deck at 23 Crown Road, Ewing, NJ 08638. Final inspections have been completed and passed. 21. A Resolution consenting to the appointment of Joseph-Mark Mirabella to the Ewing Township Arts Commission with a term to expire December 31, 2012. Administrator Ragazzo answered questions asked by Council the previous night with regard to specific bills on the Bills List. Mr. Steinmann then moved the Consent Agenda, seconded by Mr. Cox.

ROLL CALL

Mr. Cox Mr. Steinmann Ms. Wollert Mr. Summiel

YES YES YES YES

ORDINANCE(S) FOR SECOND READING, PUBLIC HEARING AND FINAL ADOPTION 1. The Clerk read (Ordinance #10-11) AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE OLDEN AVENUE REDEVELOPMENT PLAN (2010) The public hearing was opened and there being no comment, closed. Mr. Steinmann moved the Ordinance, seconded by Mr. Cox.

ROLL CALL

Mr. Cox Mr. Steinmann Ms. Wollert Mr. Summiel

YES YES YES YES

NEW BUSINESS
1. The Clerk read (Resolution #10R-111) A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF A COMPACT AUTHORIZED GRANT AGREEMENT WITH THE DELAWARE RIVER JOINT TOLL BRIDGE COMMISSION IN THE AMOUNT OF $240,682.00 FOR THE REPAVING AND RECONSTRUCTION OF A PORTION OF WILBURTHA ROAD FROM ROUTE 29 TO MANSION HILL DRIVE.

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

ROLL CALL

Mr. Cox Mr. Steinmann Ms. Wollert Mr. Summiel

YES YES YES YES

2. The Clerk read (Resolution #10R-112) A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE TOWNSHIP OF EWING TO SUBMIT A GRANT APPLICATION TO THE NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR THE FY2009 MUNICIPAL AID TRUST FUND PROGRAM FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION IMPROVEMENTS TO PHILLIPS BOULEVARD. Mr. Steinmann and Ms. Wollert questioned Attorney Hartsough and the Administrator about the project.

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

ROLL CALL

Mr. Cox Mr. Steinmann Ms. Wollert Mr. Summiel

YES YES YES YES

3. The Clerk read (Resolution #10R-113) A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AWARD OF A BID FOR THE INSTALLATION OF IMPROVEMENTS TO THE ENTRANCE OF THE EWING SENIOR & COMMUNITY CENTER TO RED OAK BUILDING GROUP, LLC.

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

ROLL CALL

Mr. Cox Mr. Steinmann Ms. Wollert Mr. Summiel

YES YES YES YES

4. The Clerk read (Resolution #10R-114) A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE AWARD OF A BID TO S. BROTHERS, INC. FOR ROAD IMPROVEMENTS TO PALMER LANE.

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

ROLL CALL

Mr. Cox Mr. Steinmann Ms. Wollert Mr. Summiel

YES YES YES YES

5. The Clerk read (Resolution #10R-115) A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE SUBMISSION OF THE EWING TOWNSHIP CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION REPORT (CAPER) TO THE UNITED STATE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT FOR THE 20092010 ACTIVITIES UNDER THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM (Grant funds $219,913). Mr. Ron Rukenstein, Township Grant Administrator, described the annual submission and answered questions from Council.

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

ROLL CALL

Mr. Cox Mr. Steinmann Ms. Wollert Mr. Summiel

YES YES YES YES

6. The Clerk read (Resolution #10R-116) A RESOLUTION GRANTING CAPTAIN FRANK G. SABATINO PERMISSION TO RECEIVE HIS SERVICE FIREARM (SIG SAUER MODEL P220, .45 CAL. SEMI-AUTOMATIC PISTOL SERIAL NUMBER G385095) UPON HIS RETIREMENT FROM THE EWING TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT ON SEPTEMBER 1, 2010.

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

ROLL CALL

Mr. Cox

YES

Mr. Steinmann Ms. Wollert Mr. Summiel

YES YES NO

7. The Clerk read (Resolution #10R-117) A RESOLUTION OF CONSENT TO THE APPOINTMENT OF FRANK V. RAGAZZO AS BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR FOR THE TOWNSHIP OF EWING. Attorney Hartsough indicated that the contract with Mr. Ragazzo was for 90 days. Mr. Steinmann stated that he would prefer to have a Ewing resident appoint as Administrator but felt that it is the Mayor’s appointment and should be supported.

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

ROLL CALL

Mr. Cox Mr. Steinmann Ms. Wollert Mr. Summiel

YES YES YES YES

COUNCIL REPORTS Mr. Cox stated that the Senior Citizen Advisory Council would be meeting on September 16. Mr. Steinman reported that the Planning Board meeting was cancelled but indicated that he and President Murphy had met with College of New Jersey representatives and that the College would be cooperating in creating a bulk solid waste pick up point on the college campus. He also supported a new day care program being set up at the Hollowbrook Center under the auspices of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs. STATEMENTS AND COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC FOR ITEMS NOT ON THE AGENDA A large number of residents spoke against the laying of police officers and in favor of maintaining the School Resource Officers. They included Kate Tuttle (8 Locke Ct), Mary Corrigan (111 Broad Ave), Sandy Stewart (101 Dixmont Ave), Donald Roscoe Brown (1005 Scenic Dr), George Long (11 Tall tree Ct), Charles Green (979 Bear Tavern Rd), Robert Litz (Hardwick Ave),Matt Kern (88 Lower Ferry Rd), Richard and Lucy Walter (34 Van Duyn Ave), Terri Truitt (1771 Prospect St), Jessie Phillips (1751 7th St), Kathy Crotty (9 Revere Ct) and Chris Hoarn (1167 Lower Ferry Rd). Shirley Carter (524 W. Ingham Ave) inquired about the possibility of obtaining a Township owned lot adjoining her property. Attorney Hartsough will respond. There being no further business, President Murphy called for a motion to adjourn. Mr. Steinmann so moved, seconded by Ms. Wollert. The meeting was adjourned at 9:36 pm.

________________________________ Joseph Murphy, Council President

_______________________________ Stephen W. Elliott, Municipal Clerk

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