EWING TOWNSHIP COUNCIL

March 27th, 2006
AGENDA SESSION

President Apai called the meeting to order at 6:30 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 as per N.J.S.A. 10:4-18 and was transmitted to the Times of Trenton and the Trentonian on January 4th, 2006 for publication on January 6th, 2006. Documentation and notice have been filed with the Clerk of the Township of Ewing and posted in the Ewing Township Municipal Complex as is required by law. ROLL CALL Ms. Wollert - Present Mr. Murphy - Present Mr. Steinmann - Present Mr. Summiel - Present President Apai - Present Administrator Jim McManimon Attorney Maeve Cannon Acting Clerk Charles Green

President Apai indicated that Council needed to go into Closed Session to discuss personnel and litigation matters. Mr. Murphy so moved, seconded by Ms. Wollert. The regular Council meeting was recessed at 6:31 pm and then reopened at 7:21 pm. CONSENT AGENDA: President Apai presented the proposed Consent Agenda. Councilman Steinmann requested that an application for a raffle by the Prospect Heights Volunteer Fire Company be added, pending submission of all paperwork. The Consent agenda as amended was approved for action. 1. Authorization for the Chief Financial Officer to pay Township bills for March 28th, 2006 in the amount of $651,474.52. 2. Authorization to approve the Reorganization Meeting minutes of January 3rd, 2006. 3. Authorization to refund as recommended by the Township Construction Official the amount of $50.00 to Matthew Konowicz, 80 Carlton Avenue for a driveway permit paid in excess. 4. A Resolution appointing Fund Commissioner and Alternate Fund Commissioner for the garden state municipal joint insurance fund. 5. A Resolution authorizing the proper officials of the Township of Ewing to execute a grant application and authorizing execution of associated agreement with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development to apply and program the Statement of Activities Annual Action Plan, under the Community Development Block Grant Program (grant funds $203,213). 6. A Resolution authorizing the proper officials of the Township of Ewing to execute a grant agreement amendment and authorizing execution of associated agreement amendment with the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Small Cities Program, under the Public Facilities Program (Grant Funds $400,000).

7. Authorization to grant the Palmer Lane Lower Ferry Road Civic Association a Street Closing Permit for the purposes of conducting a Parade on May 29th, 2006 on Palmer Lane between Stuyvesant Avenue and Sullivan Way starting at 11:00 AM. 8. A Resolution authorizing the conduct of the November 19thth, 2006 Off Premises Army Navy Football Game Ticket Raffle sponsored by the Marine Corps League Dept of NJ (NJ Lic.# 160-7-36493) – Drawing Marine Corps Reserve Ctr, Sam Weinroth Drive, W.Trenton, NJ at 12:00 PM. (RL061161). 9. A Resolution reappointing Anne McArthur to the Ewing Township Historic Preservation Commission for a period of three years. 10. A Resolution to adopt the provisions of Chapter 326, P.L. 2005. 11. A Resolution approving an agreement between Ewing Township and Ujima Ministries, Inc. for the Ujima Ministries Community Center. ORDINANCE (S) FOR FIRST READING AND INTRODUCTION 1. President Apai introduced AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE REVISED GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE TOWNSHIP OF EWING IN THE COUNTY OF MERCER TO CREATE A CITIZEN BUDGET ADVISORY BOARD (2006). Attorney Cannon discussed the proposed ordinance with the council. After discussion it was decided to table further consideration until a future meeting. 2. President Apai introduced AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF EWING IN THE COUNTY OF MERCER, AMENDING THE REVISED ORDINANCES OF THE TOWNSHIP OF EWING TO CONFORM CHAPTER 234, ADMINISTRATION, SECTIONS 234-2, PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF HEALTH, AND 234-5, HEALTH OFFICER, TO THE PROVISIONS OF N.J.S.A. 26:3-19 AND N.J.S.A. 26:3-19.1. The ordinance was approved for action. NEW BUSINESS 1.President Apai introduced a RESOLUTION OF THE TOWNSHIP COUNCIL OF THE TOWNSHIP OF EWING, COUNTY OF MERCER, NEW JERSEY AUTHORIZING THE PREPARATION AND SUBMISSION OF AN APPLICATION TO THE LOCAL FINANCE BOARD . PURSUANT TO N.J.S.A. 40A:2-51 et. seq. The resolution was approved for action. STATEMENTS AND COMMENTS FROM MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC Dave Martin (16 Dawes Avenue) complained about the recently enacted Knox Box ordinance, while Ron Jones (150 Browning Avenue) asked about various issues involving rental units and about in-street basketball hoops that have been installed at many different locations. The Council responded to those questions. There being no further business, Mr. Summiel moved to adjourn, seconded by Mr. Murphy. The meeting was adjourned at 7:58 pm.

_______________________________ Don Apai, President Township Council

___________________________ Stephen Elliott Municipal Clerk