EXECUTIVE SESSION, IF ANY, BEGINS AT 7:00 PM

 

THE Regular Meeting WILL BEGIN AT 7:30 PM

OR IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE CONCLUSION OF EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

Regular Meeting of Town Council

 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

 

Statement of Compliance with Open Public Meetings Act

 

A.              Roll-Call

B.              Executive Session

1.              RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF MORRISTOWN IN THE COUNTY OF MORRIS AUTHORIZING SETTLEMENT OF THE 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 AND 2017 TAX APPEALS ENTITLED PEAPACK-GLADSTONE BANK V. TOWN OF MORRISTOWN, DOCKET NOS.: 007194-2009; 002499-2010; 006654-2011; 010036-2012; 009070-2013; 007706-2014; 005261-2015; 004190-2016; 001486-2017 OF THE TAX ASSESSMENT OF BLOCK 6301, LOT 8, KNOWN AS 233 SOUTH STREET IN THE TOWN OF MORRISTOWN, MORRIS COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

Purpose:              Approves the Tax Appeal Settlement of the 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Tax Appeals entitled Peapack-Gladstone Bank under Docket Nos: 007194-2009; 002499-2010; 006654-2011; 010036-2012; 009070-2013; 007706-2014; 005261-2015; 004190-2016; 001486-2017 for 233 South Street.

C.              Resumption of Regular Meeting

D.              Moment of Silence

E.              Pledge of Allegiance

F.              Consent Agenda

1.              Request for Approval of Minutes - February 14, 2017 Regular Town Council Meeting.

2.              Request for Approval of Minutes - February 28, 2017 Regular Town Council Meeting.

3.              Request of Superhero Events, LLC - Halloween Half-Marathon & Relay 10/21/2017.

4.              Request for Approval of the 2017 "Meet Me in Morristown" Event.

5.              Request for Approval of Morristown Partnership Events for 2017.

G.              Public Hearing

H.              Council Response to Public Hearing Comments

I.              Mayor's Proclamations and Presentations

1.              Proclamation for Morristown Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Day - March 27, 2017

2.              Proclamation for June 2, 2017 as National Gun Violence Awareness Day

3.              Proclamation - May 2017 - National Stroke Awareness Month in the Town of Morristown. - Added on Late

J.              Report of Mayor and Town Officials

1.              Introduction of the 2017 Municipal Budget - Town of Morristown.

2.              Other Reports of the Mayor and Town Officials.

K.              Council Liaison Reports

L.              Calendar of Events

M.              Regular Business

1.              Ordinances for Introduction

Ordinance No. O-13-2017

CALENDAR YEAR  ORDINANCE TO EXCEED THE MUNICIPAL BUDGET APPROPRIATION LIMITS AND TO ESTABLISH A CAP BANK  (N.J.S.A. 40A: 4-45.14)

Purpose:              Establishes a Cap Bank for future years use. Calculation on Sheet 3b(2) of the State Document.

Ordinance No. O-14-2017

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING CHAPTER 5 “ANIMAL CONTROL”

Purpose:              Amends Chapter 5 of the Town Code entitled Animal Control, Article IV Kennells, Pets Shops, Shelters, and Pounds to include language prohibiting the retail sale of dogs and cats within pet shops.

2.              Ordinances for Adoption

Ordinance No. O-12-2017

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING CHAPTER 2 “ADMINISTRATION” SECTION 78 “SHADE TREE COMMISSION”

Purpose:              Amends and supplements Chapter 2, Section 78, "Shade Tree Commission" of the code of the Town of Morristown to include a policy for protecting trees during construction.

3.              Resolutions for Adoption

Resolution No. R-70-2017

RESOLUTION INTRODUCING AND APPROVING THE 2017 MUNICIPAL BUDGET OF THE TOWN OF MORRISTOWN (JANUARY 1, 2017 – DECEMBER 31, 2017)

Purpose:              Self-explanatory.

Resolution No. R-71-2017

RESOLUTION AND FINDINGS AUTHORIZING SELF-EXAMINATION OF BUDGET

Purpose:              N.J.S.A. 40A:4-78b has authorized municipalities in sound fiscal condition to assume the responsibility, normally granted to the Director of the Division of Local Government Services, of conducting the annual budget examination

Resolution No. R-72-2017

A RESOLUTION TO UTILIZE THE THREE YEAR AVERAGE METHOD IN COMPUTING THE RESERVE FOR UNCOLLECTED TAXES

Purpose:              For the 2017 budget, It is beneficial to the Town to compute the 2017 Reserve for Uncollected Taxes appropriation under the three year average method.

Resolution No. R-73-2017

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CONTRACT WITH DELTA DENTAL OF NEW JERSEY, INC. FOR DENTAL BENEFITS FOR EMPLOYEES OF THE TOWN OF MORRISTOWN FOR THE YEAR 2017 EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2017

Purpose:              Authorizes contract with Delta Dental for employee dental benefits for 2017.

Resolution No. R-74-2017

RESOLUTION AWARDING BID TO JO-MED CONTRACTING CORP. FOR  WASHINGTON AVENUE IMPROVEMENTS

Purpose:              Authorizes the award of contract to Jo-Med Contracting Corp. for the Washington Avenue Improvements

Resolution No. R-75-2017

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE RELEASE OF PERFORMANCE GUARANTEES FOR OFF SITE IMPROVEMENTS AT 117 SPEEDWELL AVENUE BLOCK 5001, LOTS 4, 5, 6, 7 AND 7.01

Purpose:              Authorizes the release of performance guarantees for 117 Speedwell Avenue (CVS/Pharmacy) posted by First Hartford Realty Corporation in the total amount of $347,895.51, which include Surety Bond # 012022559 in the amount of $313,105.96 and a cash portion totaling $34,789.55

Resolution No. R-76-2017

RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF MORRISTOWN IN THE COUNTY OF MORRIS AUTHORIZING SETTLEMENT OF THE 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 AND 2017 TAX APPEALS ENTITLED PEAPACK-GLADSTONE BANK V. TOWN OF MORRISTOWN, DOCKET NOS.: 007194-2009; 002499-2010; 006654-2011; 010036-2012; 009070-2013; 007706-2014; 005261-2015; 004190-2016; 001486-2017 OF THE TAX ASSESSMENT OF BLOCK 6301, LOT 8, KNOWN AS 233 SOUTH STREET IN THE TOWN OF MORRISTOWN, MORRIS COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

Purpose:              Approves the Tax Appeal Settlement of the 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Tax Appeals entitled Peapack-Gladstone Bank under Docket Nos: 007194-2009; 002499-2010; 006654-2011; 010036-2012; 009070-2013; 007706-2014; 005261-2015; 004190-2016; 001486-2017 for 233 South Street.

N.              Unfinished (Old) Business

O.              New Business

P.              Correspondence

1.              2017 Municipal Percentage Shares for Tax Levies for Regional School Districts et al.

2.              Township of Roxbury - MC Fire Mutual Aid Plan (Resolution & Agreement).

3.              Habitat for Humanity - Hammer for Heroes Event on Saturday, June 3, 2017.

4.              NJ General Assembly Bill A-4532 - OPRA Legislation.

5.              NJ DOE Morris School District  2017-2018 School District Budget Statement - Tax Levy Certification.

6.              NJLM Legislative Bulletin - April 2017.

7.              Email from Director, Office of Local Government Assistance, NJ DEP - RE: Meeting with Mayors.

Q.              Adjournment