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					                                 TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE
                               JANUARY 10, 2006 MINUTES

The Tewksbury Township Committee met in a regular session at on the above date at the
Municipal Building, Mountainville, NJ.
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM, roll call held and a quorum established.
Mayor William R. Voyce presided.

Other officials in attendance were Township Committee members, Dianne Clarke-Kudless,
Thomas G. Kenyon, George Tauber and Shaun Van Doren.

Jesse Landon, Township Administrator and Roberta Brassard, Municipal Clerk were in
attendance.

Township Professionals in attendance were Judith Kopen, Township Attorney and Andrew Holt,
Township Engineer.

There were approximately thirteen members of the public in attendance.

1.    Open Public Meetings Statement
The Open Public Meetings Statement was read by Mayor Voyce.

2.     Executive Session
At 7:00 PM Mr. Kenyon moved adoption of the following Resolution, seconded by Dr. Clarke-
Kudless. The motion was approved. Ayes: Clarke-Kudless, Kenyon, Tauber, Van Doren,
Voyce. Nays: None.

                           RESOLUTION #30-2006
     A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN EXECUTIVE SESSION OF THE TEWKSBURY
                          TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE

BE IT RESOLVED, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 10:4-13 and 10:4-12 that the Tewksbury Township
Committee hold a closed session to discuss Land Acquisition and Personnel.

It is expected that the discussion undertaken in closed session can be made public at the time
official action is taken.

_____________________
William J. Voyce
Mayor

3.    Reconvened
The meeting reconvened at 8:00PM.

4.    Flag Salute
Those present stood and pledged allegiance to the American flag.

A moment of silence was recognized to note the death of Township resident Helen Lance.

5.     Correspondence



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The Correspondence List is attached to the minutes.

6.     Public Participation
Robin Love speaking for the Residents Alliance for Neighborhood Preservation, Inc. (RANPI)
welcomed Mayor Voyce, adding that RANPI is looking forward to working with him in his
capacity as Mayor.

Bob Konopada presented the Township Committee with an Ordinance from Bridgewater
regarding the regulation of motor vehicles with regard to excessive noise. He explained that he
has problems with a neighbor running motorized vehicles late in the evening and early in the
morning.
It was noted that the drafting of a noise/nuisance ordinance has been turned over to the
Township Attorney and will be discussed at a future work session.
Mr. Kenyon noted the difficulty with the enforcement of a noise ordinance.

Gail Konopada stressed the need to focus on the use (of the vehicle creating the noise) as
opposed to the actual noise.

Dennis McGill agreed that the Bridgewater Ordinance is a good document as it regulates the
use of vehicles creating excessive noise. He distributed photographs of a camouflage net/fence
taken of his neighbor’s property. He suggested that a series of Ordinances need to be in place
to maintain the image of Tewksbury, stressing that neighbors should not be allowed to impinge
on the enjoyment of another neighbor.

Hank Klumpp welcomed Mayor Voyce and thanked Mr. Tauber for his work as Mayor in 2005.

7.     Action to be Taken

    Appointments
Mayor Voyce made the following appointments.

                            Environmental
Letitia Clark               Commission                 Regular               3 years
                            Environmental
Mary Ace                    Commission                 Regular               3 years
                            Environmental
Bernard Robins              Commission                 Alternate # 1         2 years
                            Environmental
Thomas Schroth              Commission                 Alternate # 2         2 years

Mr. Van Doren made a motion to appoint the following individuals to the Scenic Roads
Commission, seconded by Mr. Kenyon. The motion was adopted. Ayes: Clarke-Kudless,
Kenyon, Tauber, Van Doren, Voyce. Nays: None.

                      Scenic Roads
Louis DiMare          Commission                   Regular             3 years
Cheryl Allen          Scenic Roads                 Alternate # 2       2 years



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Munley                Commission

    Ordinance Introduction

Mr. Van Doren made a motion to introduce Ordinance #01-2006, seconded by Mr. Tauber. A
roll call vote was taken and the motion was adopted. Ayes: Clarke-Kudless, Kenyon, Tauber,
Van Doren, Voyce. Nays: None.

The Public Hearing is scheduled for 2/14/06 at 8:00 PM in the Mountainville Meeting Hall.

                                  ORDINANCE NO. 01-2006

     AN ORDINANCE REGARDING THE TRANSFER OF JURISDICTION FOR THE
 ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT OF THE UNIFORM CONSTRUCTION CODE IN
      THE TOWNSHIP OF LEBANON AND THE BOROUGH OF CALIFON TO THE
       CONSTRUCTION DEPARTMENT OF THE TOWNSHIP OF TEWKSBURY
   AND AUTHORIZING A CONTRACT WITH THE BOROUGH OF CALIFON AND THE
                TOWNSHIP OF LEBANON FOR SUCH PURPOSE

                                           ###
Mr. Van Doren made a motion to introduce Ordinance #02-2006, seconded by Mr. Tauber.

Mr. Van Doren noted the following corrections to Ordinance #02-2006.
     page 1 regarding the need to spell out the meaning of BMP – Best Management
       Practice
     page 3 regarding the need to correct the reference to the County Agricultural
       Development Board (CADB)
     page 22. He questioned Section 11: Penalties and was informed that the wording as
       presented was correct.

In response to a question by Mr. Kenyon, Mr. Holt explained that this Ordinance is now required
by the State and will make the Township’s stormwater regulations consistent with the State
mandated Stormwater Regulations. He explained that this Ordinance will replace two
previously adopted sections of the Township Development Regulations Ordinance (DRO.)

 Mr. Van Doren made a motion to introduce Ordinance #02-2006 with the noted changes,
seconded by Mr. Tauber. A roll call vote was taken and the motion was adopted. Ayes:
Clarke-Kudless, Kenyon, Tauber, Van Doren, Voyce. Nays: None.

The Public Hearing is scheduled for 2/14/06 at 8:00 PM in the Mountainville Meeting Hall.

                                TOWNSHIP OF TEWKSBURY
                                 COUNTY OF HUNTERDON
                                 ORDINANCE NO. 02-2006

                       AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND AN ORDINANCE
                               WHOSE SHORT TITLE IS



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     “TEWKSBURY TOWNSHIP DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS ORDINANCE (2000)”

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     Consent Agenda
Mr. Kenyon moved adoption of the Consent Agenda, seconded by Dr. Clarke-Kudless. A roll
call vote was taken and the motion was adopted. Ayes: Clarke-Kudless, Kenyon, Tauber, Van
Doren, Voyce. Nays: None.
                                   RESOLUTION #31-2006
                   NATIONAL INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (NIMS)

WHEREAS, in HomeIand Security Presidential Directive (HSPD) 5, the President directed the
Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to develop and administer a National
Incident Management System (NIMS), which would provide a consistent nationwide approach
for Federal, State and Local governments to work together more effectively and efficiently to
prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from domestic incidents, regardless of cause, size
or complexity; and

WHEREAS, the 9-1-1 Commission recommended adoption of a standardized incident
Command System; and

WHEREAS, it is necessary that all Federal, State and Local emergency management agencies
and other public safety agencies coordinate their efforts to effectively and efficiently provide the
highest levels of incident management; and

WHEREAS, to facilitate the most efficient and effective incident management it is critical that
Federal, State and Local organizations utilize standard terminology, standardized organizational
structures, uniform personnel qualification standards, uniform standards for planning, training
and exercising comprehensive resource management and designated incident facilities during
emergencies or disasters; and

WHEREASthe NIMS standardized procedures for managing personnel, communications,
facilities and resources will improve the ability to utilize State and Federal funding to enhance
County and Local agency readiness, maintain first responder safety and streamline incident
management processed; and

WHEREAS, the incident Command System components of NIMS are already an integral part of
various incident management activities throughout the State, County and Local Municipalities,
including all public safety and emergency response organizations training programs; and

WHEREAS, over fifty Federal grant programs mandate that NIMS be adopted as a prerequisite
for obtaining these grants.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Township Committee of the Township of
Tewksbury, County of Hunterdon, State of New Jersey mandates that the National Incident
Management System (NIMS) be utilized for all incident management in the Township of
Tewksbury.



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                                TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE
                              JANUARY 10, 2006 MINUTES


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution shall take effect immediately.

____________________
William J. Voyce
Mayor

                                   RESOLUTION #32-2006
                                       TRANSFER

BE IT RESOLVED, by the Township Committee of the Township of Tewksbury, County of
Hunterdon, State of New Jersey that the Chief Financial Officer is hereby authorized to make
the following transfers.

Current Fund

From:                                           To:
Legal Services                   30,400.00      Public Building & Grounds OE              3,000.00
                                                Group Insurance Plan for
Police S&W                       10,000.00      Employees                                  750.00
                                                Telecommunications                       4,000.00
                                                Natural Gas                              7,500.00
                                                Vehicle & Eqpt. Maintenance              6,000.00
                                                Telephone                                4,000.00
                                                Garbage & Trash Removal                    650.00
                                                Engineering OE                           3,500.00
                                                Police OE                                2,500.00
                                                Unif. Fire Safety S&W                    2,500.00
                                                Public Works OE                          3,000.00
                                                Park Maintenance                         3,000.00
TOTAL                            40,400.00      TOTAL                                   40,400.00


______________________
William J. Voyce
Mayor


                              RESOLUTION #33-2006
                   AUTHORIZING RELEASE OF PERFORMANCE BOND

       WHEREAS, Lamington Falls, the owner of Block 23 , Lots 8, 10, 18 (“Property”)
submitted a Performance Bond to the Township of Tewksbury to guarantee completion of the
improvements to the Property as required by the Planning Board; and


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                                 TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE
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        WHEREAS, the development has been completed and Lamington Falls has completed
the improvements to the satisfaction of the Township Engineer per the Engineer’s report which
was received by the Township on January 6, 2006, and the Township Engineer has
recommended that the Township of Tewksbury release the Performance Bond that was posted
for the Property.

       NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Committee of the Township
of Tewksbury, that the Performance Bond supplied by Lamington Falls for the Property is
hereby released and the Performance Bond may be returned to Lamington Falls.

_________________
William J. Voyce
Mayor

                                    RESOLUTION #34-2006
                                       TAX REFUND

BE IT RESOLVED, by the Township Committee of the Township of Tewksbury, County of
Hunterdon, State of New Jersey that the Chief Financial Officer is hereby authorized to make
the following payments for the refund of tax.


Block Lot              Name                                       Year           Amount

45       3              Jacco & Karen Van Eden                    2005           7367.47
                       C/O Brian E. Fleisig, Esq.
                       25 Main Street
                       Hackensack, NJ 07601


_________________
William J. Voyce
Mayor

MISCELLANEOUS

        Claims as submitted by the CFO
        Minutes of 1/02/06
        Executive Session minutes of 12/13/05

8.       Reports

Township Committee Sub Committee
Education/Community Affairs
Dr. Clarke-Kudless noted that the time capsule will be buried during an event to be held on
1/14/06.



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Mr. Van Doren provided information related to the Resolution passed by Clinton Township
Board of Education regarding their petition to withdraw from the North Hunterdon Voorhees
Regional High School (NHVRHS). He noted that the County Superintendent has recently taken
another position, so a new Superintendent will have to be appointed and the initial meeting to
discuss the petition may have to be held another time. Mr. Van Doren stressed the importance
of having the Township Committee stay aware of the situation. He added information regarding
the matter of the proposed third high school for the district, and the demographic studies related
to the matter.
Mr. Van Doren praised the Construction Office for their end of year reports, noting that building
permits are down from previous years.
He noted that the time capsule will be buried during an event to be held on 1/14/06 and State
and local dignitaries will be in attendance.

Finance
Mr. Kenyon noted and congratulated the CFO with regard to the issuance of bonds at a rate of
3.9 % interest. He noted that these bonds are put together from the bond anticipation notes
(BANs) and the low interest rate will not cause an add to the tax rate.
Regarding Mr. Kenyon’s statement regarding the tax rate, Mr. Tauber noted that this is pertinent
only to the finance costs, not the overall tax rate.

Planning/Land Use
Mr. Van Doren noted the development of the work being done on Route 523 at the Route 78,
Exit 24 interchange. He and Mr. Kenyon will continue to sit on the Transportation Improvement
District (TID) subcommittee. Additional comments were made regarding bridge repair and
installation of a traffic light at the 517/523 intersection.

Mr. Kenyon noted facts submitted regarding incorrect demographic information. He added that
K. Hovnanian has appeared before the Planning Board with regard to the subdivision plan.

Public Safety
Mayor Voyce noted that an Office of Emergency Management (OEM) meeting was held this
morning to update the Township annex. He explained the Resolution that was adopted earlier in
the meeting regarding National Incident Management System (NIMS).

Public Works
Mr. Tauber had nothing to report.

Township Attorney
Mrs. Kopen noted the following items from her report.
    Valley Road Sewerage – receipt of a final report from Applied Water Management is
       forthcoming
    Mr. Dieterly is coordinating the closing of the Young package
    The notice for COAH Substantive Certification was published 1/5/06 in two newspapers
    A temporary quarry license is being drafted by Mr. Cushing
    A meeting is scheduled for 1/18/06 to discuss the Combes South Landfill matter
    Pay to Play legislation has had additional legislation adopted 1/5/06.




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                                  TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE
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Township Engineer
Mr. Holt noted the following items from his report.
     Work is ongoing with the Public Works Department on the five year road plan for
       Township roads.
     The Bartles site development is ongoing.
     The Stormwater Ordinance (that was introduced earlier in the meeting) is a far reaching
       Ordinance for the Township.
     The quarry has submitted a renewal application that will be reviewed thoroughly prior to
       adopting a license for 2006.
     Work will commence on the Oldwick sidewalk project.
In response to a question by Dr. Clarke-Kudless, Mr. Holt stated that work on the driveway into
the Community Center is scheduled for 2006.

Mr. Van Doren questioned the matter of a water supply for the work to be done on the
Christy/Bartles site. Mr. Holt stated that Applied Water Management (AWM) is being contacted
to see if public water could be supplied to the Christy/Bartles site. AWM currently provides water
to the Crossroads of Oldwick located across the road from the Christy/Bartles site. Further
discussion followed concerning the issue of water supply to the proposed buildings.

Township Administrator
Mr. Landon noted that the Newsletter and 2006 Handbook are scheduled to be released in
February.

9.     Public Participation
David Barnes stated his appreciation of the new format with regard to Township Committee
Subcommittee Reports.

Donald Storms questioned if he could get a copy of Ordinance #02-2006.

10.    Township Committee Comments
Mr. Tauber noted the recently held meeting with the Hunterdon County Superintendent of
Schools with regard to sitting on a committee to review failed school budget, specifically with
regard to the proposed building of a third new high school.

Dr. Clarke-Kudless noted a meeting scheduled for 1/17/06 with the Board of Education to
discuss the matter of Clinton Township proposed withdrawal from the NHVRHS.
She added that a meeting will be scheduled with Freeholder Director Nancy Palladino to further
discuss the matter of the proposed interlocal services agreement for a Township Library.

Mr. Van Doren reiterated his pleasure with the annual reports as submitted by the Construction
Office.

Mayor Voyce noted that he has attended reorganization meetings of many Township boards.
He added that the injured member of the Tewksbury Rescue Squad is recuperating well.

11.    Adjournment



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There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 9:10 PM.




Roberta A. Brassard
Municipal Clerk




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