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									       The Minutes of the Official Meeting of the Township Committee of the Township of Cranford,
County of Union, State of New Jersey on October 10, 2006 at 8:30 p.m. in Council Chambers.

THIS MEETING IS IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE “OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS ACT” AS ADEQUATE
NOTICE OF THIS MEETING HAS BEEN PROVIDED BY MAILING THE ANNUAL SCHEDULE OF
MEETINGS TO THE CRANFORD CHRONICLE, THE CRANFORD EAGLE, AND THE STAR LEDGER,
BY POSTING SUCH ANNUAL MEETING SCHEDULE ON A BULLETIN BOARD IN THE TOWN HALL
RESERVED FOR SUCH ANNOUNCEMENTS AND THE FILING OF SAID NOTICE WITH THE
TOWNSHIP CLERK OF CRANFORD. FORMAL ACTION MAY BE TAKEN AT THIS MEETING.

Present:        Mayor Daniel J. Aschenbach
                Deputy Mayor George T. McDonough
                Commissioner George J. Jorn
                Commissioner Michael A. Plick
                Commissioner Robert I. Puhak
Absent:         None

There were seventeen (17) members of the public present. Leslie Murray represented the Cranford
Chronicle and Paul Gruelick represented the Cranford Eagle.

INVOCATION AND FLAG SALUTE
The invocation was led by Mayor Aschenbach, followed by the flag salute led by Girl Scout Troop
No. 23.

PAYMENT OF BILLS
On motion of Commissioner Plick, seconded by Deputy Mayor McDonough and passed, the bills were
approved for payment by recorded vote. Said bills, totaling $273,377.49 are on file in the Office of the
Township Clerk.
Recorded Vote:
Aye: Mayor Aschenbach, Deputy Mayor McDonough, Commissioners Jorn, Plick and Puhak
Nay: None
Abstained: None
Absent: None

MINUTE APPROVAL
On motion of Commissioner Puhak, seconded by Commissioner Jorn and passed, the minutes of the
Workshop Meeting of July 17 and the Conference and Official Meetings of July 18, 2006 were approved
by the indicated vote of the Township Committee:
Recorded Vote:
Aye: Mayor Aschenbach, Deputy Mayor McDonough, Commissioners Jorn, Plick and Puhak
Nay: None
Abstained: None
Absent: None

MAYORAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Cranford Annual CROP Walk for Hunger
WHEREAS, Church World Service meets human needs through programs of social and economic
development, disaster and emergency response; and
WHEREAS, this is the 60th Anniversary of CROP, the Hunger Program of Church World Service
organized in 1946 by churches in the U.S. to provide food, clothing, grain, and medical supplies to
those in need after the devastation in Europe after World War II, with the Middle East, Asia and Korea
added to the program in the 1950s; and
WHEREAS, over the years the program has been expanded to include educating people to become
self-sufficient, to grow more and better crops, nutrition programs, and long-range problem solving
programs, along with on-going emergency assistance; and
WHEREAS, one of the primary sources of income to operate the programs of Church World Service
are CROP Walks for Hunger which take place throughout the U.S., with New Jersey holding 120
CROP Walks each year, raising nearly $900,000; and
WHEREAS, Cranford's way of helping to alleviate hunger problems throughout the world has been to
participate in CROP Walks for Hunger, with the 32nd Annual three-mile or six-mile CROP Walk to
be held Sunday, October 22, 2006 beginning 2:00 pm. at the United Methodist Church on Walnut
Avenue.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Daniel J. Aschenbach, Mayor of the Township of Cranford, proclaim
Sunday, October 22, 2006 as
CRANFORD'S ANNUAL CROP WALK FOR HUNGER
and urge and encourage all members of the community to participate, either as walkers or sponsors in
support of CROP'S effort to help people create for themselves a better quality of life.
10/10/2006


Red Ribbon Drug Awareness Day and Red Ribbon Week
WHEREAS, October 21, 2006 has been designated as “Red Ribbon Drug Awareness Day” and
October 23 to October 31, 2006 designated as “National Red Ribbon Week”; and
WHEREAS, Red Ribbon Week started in 1985 with a group of parents wearing red satin badges as a
memorial to Enrique Camarena, a Federal Drug Enforcement agent who was killed in Mexico by drug
traffickers while on duty; and
WHEREAS, as a result, in 1989 the red ribbon became a united symbol of a commitment to a drug-
free America, showing the nation’s intolerance to alcohol and drug abuse; and
WHEREAS, the Cranford Municipal Alliance, our local volunteer substance abuse prevention
program, supports the principles of Red Ribbon Week and strives year round to educate Cranford
citizens regarding drug prevention and all related issues.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Daniel J. Aschenbach, Mayor of the Township of Cranford, proclaim
October 21, 2005 and October 23 - 31, 2006 respectively as
RED RIBBON DRUG AWARENESS DAY AND RED RIBBON WEEK
and ask all residents to support the Cranford Municipal Alliance in their efforts to enhance community
wellness by creating a drug-free community.

Week of Kindness…Friendship, Respect and Justice
WHEREAS, daily acts of kindness and consideration of most citizens, including citizens of Cranford,
often go unrecognized; and
WHEREAS, by recognizing daily acts of kindness and tolerance for others, all citizens of Cranford
will become more aware of the importance of being kind to others throughout the year; and
WHEREAS, by acknowledging these acts of kindness, everyone will be encouraged to participate in
making Cranford a kinder, safer and better place to live; and
WHEREAS, this week is being honored within each one our Cranford public schools through an
assortment of lessons and activities that promote kindness, friendship, respect and justice, and a school
climate conducive to healthy social, emotional and intellectual development for students.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that I, Daniel J. Aschenbach, Mayor of the Township of
Cranford proclaim the week of October 16 - 22, 2006 as
WEEK OF KINDNESS…FRIENDSHIP, RESPECT AND JUSTICE
in the Township of Cranford and urge all citizens to participate in spreading kindness and practicing
friendship, respect, generosity, justice and consideration of others at all times in order to create a
better, kinder, safer and more peaceful township.

PUBLIC COMMENTS
Mayor Aschenbach opened the public comments portion of the meeting and asked if there were any
questions or comments.

Bob Milkosky, Arnet Place, discussed the Cranford Crossing Redevelopment Project, stating that he
feels the Township should sell the parking garage. Feels the Township would not break even on the
project for at least thirty (30) years and does not feel taxpayers should be responsible for that cost.

Mr. Milkosky also discussed his concern for pedestrian safety at various sites within Cranford.
Seeking Township Committee support for pedestrian safety signs at various crosswalks. Stated that the
cost for signage is approximately $150 each and offered to pay for several signs personally. Also
stated that he has pursued action outside of the Township by contacting the Governor’s Office, the
Senator’s Office, the Department of Justice, and the NJ DOT because he feels that he has not gotten a
response from the Township.

Mayor Aschenbach stated that the Township Committee would consider proposals concerning
pedestrian improvements at a future meeting.

Jonathan Jaffe, Tulip Street, candidate for Township Committee, provided an update regarding the
condition of Sperry Pond. Stated that he visited the area with Deputy Mayor McDonough and
Commissioner Jorn in response to complaints made at the last Township Committee meeting.
Explained that a meeting was held with the Union County Parks and Recreation Department and that
the pipes running underground are clogged which has caused many problems. These pipes will be
flushed out. Also stated that there is consideration being given to the construction of a fountain in the
pond which would help reduce the muck that collects at the top of the pond. Further stated that the
Union County Mosquito Control Commission will be spraying the site on a regular basis.

Mr. Jaffe also stated that he has met with the Police Department and Fire Department as part of his
campaign efforts. Stated that he has concerns that the bargaining unit contracts expired on January 1,
2006 and implored the Township Committee to settle the contracts as soon as possible.

Hearing no further comments, Mayor Aschenbach closed the public comment portion of the meeting.




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INFORMAL MEETING
Mayor Aschenbach opened the informal portion of the meeting and asked if there were any comments
on agenda items without its own public hearing. Hearing none, Mayor Aschenbach closed the informal
portion of the meeting.

ORDINANCES – Final Reading and Public Hearing

Ordinance No. 2006-37:
The Clerk read by title only Ordinance No. 2006-37 entitled, “AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND §180-5
(EXCEPTIONS TO §180-4) IN CHAPTER180 (REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER PROHIBITION
ZONES) OF THE CODE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF CRANFORD”.
Said ordinance having been advertised and posted in accordance with law, Commissioner Plick
opened the public hearing. Hearing no comments, Commissioner Plick closed the public hearing. On
motion of Commissioner Plick, seconded by Deputy Mayor McDonough and passed, said ordinance
was adopted by the indicated vote of the Township Committee.
Recorded Vote:
Aye: Mayor Aschenbach, Deputy Mayor McDonough, Commissioners Jorn, Plick and Puhak
Nay: None
Abstained: None
Absent: None

Ordinance No. 2006-38:
The Clerk read by title only Ordinance No. 2006-38 entitled, “AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING
THE OFFICE OF TOWNSHIP CLERK AND PRESCRIBING DUTIES FOR SAME AND
ENACTING ARTICLE XIVA (TOWNSHIP CLERK) IN CHAPTER 6 (ADMINISTRATION OF
GOVERNMENT) OF THE CODE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF CRANFORD”.
Said ordinance having been advertised and posted in accordance with law, Commissioner Plick
opened the public hearing. Hearing no comments, Commissioner Plick closed the public hearing. On
motion of Commissioner Plick, seconded by Deputy Mayor McDonough and passed, said ordinance
was finally adopted by the indicated vote of the Township Committee.
Recorded Vote:
Aye: Mayor Aschenbach, Deputy Mayor McDonough, Commissioners Jorn, Plick and Puhak
Nay: None
Abstained: None
Absent: None

Ordinance No. 2006-39:
The Clerk read by title only Ordinance No. 2006-39 entitled, “AN ORDINANCE AMENDING
ARTICLE VIII, SECTION 219-52 OF CHAPTER 219 "REVISED ORDINANCES OF THE
TOWNSHIP OF CRANFORD, NEW JERSEY (1988)," BY AMENDING SCHEDULE II AND
INCLUDING CERTAIN PORTIONS OF ROADWAYS AS INDICATED IN SECTION 1 BELOW
AND DESIGNATING SAME AS ‘25 MPH SPEED LIMIT’.”
Said ordinance having been advertised and posted in accordance with law, Deputy Mayor McDonough
opened the public hearing.

Michael Mason, 225 Walnut Avenue, seeking clarification as to the process for adoption of this
ordinance.

Mayor Aschenbach feels the Township needs to make a strong presentation to the County in order to
have the Board of Chosen Freeholders approve the ordinance. Once County approval is granted, then
the Township will need to make a presentation to the Department of Transportation. Feels input by
citizens, such as the petition Mr. Mason was circulating, is important.

Hearing no further comments, Deputy Mayor McDonough closed the public hearing. On motion of
Deputy Mayor McDonough, seconded by Commissioner Plick and passed, said ordinance was
TABLED by the indicated vote of the Township Committee, pending approval by the Union County
Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
Recorded Vote:
Aye: Mayor Aschenbach, Deputy Mayor McDonough, Commissioners Jorn, Plick and Puhak
Nay: None
Abstained: None
Absent: None

Ordinance No. 2006-40:
The Clerk read by title only Ordinance No. 2006-40 entitled, “AN ORDINANCE AMENDING
ARTICLE VIII, SECTION 219-52 OF CHAPTER 219 "REVISED ORDINANCES OF THE
TOWNSHIP OF CRANFORD, NEW JERSEY (1988)," BY AMENDING SCHEDULE II AND
INCLUDING CERTAIN PORTIONS OF ROADWAYS AS INDICATED IN SECTION 1 BELOW
AND DESIGNATING SAME AS ‘25 MPH SPEED LIMIT’.”


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Hearing no further comments, Deputy Mayor McDonough closed the public hearing. On motion of
Deputy Mayor McDonough, seconded by Commissioner Plick and passed, said ordinance was
TABLED by the indicated vote of the Township Committee, pending approval by the Union County
Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
Recorded Vote:
Aye: Mayor Aschenbach, Deputy Mayor McDonough, Commissioners Jorn, Plick and Puhak
Nay: None
Abstained: None
Absent: None

Ordinance No. 2006-41:
The Clerk read by title only Ordinance No. 2006-41 entitled, “AN ORDINANCE AMENDING
ARTICLE VIII, SECTION 219-67 OF CHAPTER 219 “REVISED ORDINANCES OF THE
TOWNSHIP OF CRANFORD, NEW JERSEY (1988),” BY AMENDING SCHEDULE XVII AND
INCLUDING CERTAIN PORTIONS OF ROADWAYS AS INDICATED IN SECTION 1 BELOW
AND DESIGNATING SAME AS ‘TIME LIMIT PARKING’.”
Said ordinance having been advertised and posted in accordance with law, Deputy Mayor McDonough
opened the public hearing. Hearing no comments, Deputy Mayor McDonough closed the public
hearing. On motion of Deputy Mayor McDonough, seconded by Commissioner Plick and passed, said
ordinance was finally adopted by the indicated vote of the Township Committee.
Recorded Vote:
Aye: Mayor Aschenbach, Deputy Mayor McDonough, Commissioners Jorn, Plick and Puhak
Nay: None
Abstained: None
Absent: None

Ordinance No. 2006-42:
The Clerk read by title only Ordinance No. 2006-42 entitled, “AN ORDINANCE AMENDING
ARTICLE VIII, SECTION 219-74 OF CHAPTER 219 “REVISED ORDINANCES OF THE
TOWNSHIP OF CRANFORD, NEW JERSEY (1988), “ BY AMENDING SCHEDULE XXIV AND
INCLUDING CERTAIN PORTIONS OF ROADWAYS AS INDICATED IN SECTION 1 BELOW
AND DESIGNATING SAME AS ‘PREFERENTIAL PARKING ZONES’.”
Said ordinance having been advertised and posted in accordance with law, Deputy Mayor McDonough
opened the public hearing. Hearing no comments, Deputy Mayor McDonough closed the public
hearing. On motion of Deputy Mayor McDonough, seconded by Commissioner Plick and passed, said
ordinance was finally adopted by the indicated vote of the Township Committee.
Recorded Vote:
Aye: Mayor Aschenbach, Deputy Mayor McDonough, Commissioners Jorn, Plick and Puhak
Nay: None
Abstained: None
Absent: None

ORDINANCES – First Reading

Ordinance No. 2006-44:
The Clerk read by title only Ordinance No. 2006-44 entitled, “AN ORDINANCE TO ADOPT
CHAPTER 220 (VEHICLES, LOW SPEED) OF THE CODE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF CRANFORD
TO PROHIBIT THE OPERATION OF LOW SPEED VEHICLES IN THE TOWNSHIP OF
CRANFORD”.
Said ordinance was approved on first reading on motion of Deputy Mayor McDonough, seconded by
Commissioner Plick, and passed by the indicated vote of the Township Committee.
Recorded Vote:
Aye: Mayor Aschenbach, Deputy Mayor McDonough, Commissioners Jorn, Plick and Puhak
Nay: None
Abstained: None
Absent: None
Final Reading and Public Hearing November 13, 2006

RESOLUTIONS – By Roll Call Vote

On motion of Deputy Mayor McDonough, seconded by Commissioner Plick, the following resolution
was adopted by roll call vote:

Resolution No. 2006-277:
WHEREAS, on September 7, 2006 bids were received for New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure
Financing Project No. S340858-03 “Northeast Quadrant Phase 2 Stormwater Project”.




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NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township of
Cranford that said bids be and hereby are rejected due to an insufficient appropriation of funds for the
project.
Recorded Vote:
Aye: Deputy Mayor McDonough, Commissioners Jorn, Plick and Puhak
Nay: Mayor Aschenbach
Abstained: None
Absent: None

Mayor Aschenbach explained his reason for voting against the adoption of Resolution No. 2006-277,
stating that Phase 2 of the Northeast Quadrant Stormwater Management Project is critical to the
project and approximately 400 to 500 homes. Explained that this phase of the project is now being
separated into 2 parts, Phase 2A and Phase 2B. Requested that it be noted that the 2007 Township
Committee needs to ensure that it moves forward with Phase 2B. Explained that various engineers
have stated that this project is the optimal program for bringing the type of flood control that is needed
for Cranford.

On motion of Deputy Mayor McDonough, seconded by Commissioner Plick, the following resolution
was adopted by roll call vote:

Resolution No. 2006-277A:
BE IT RESOLVED, by the Township Committee of the Township of Cranford that Phase 2 of the
Northeast Quadrant Stormwater Management Project be divided into Phase 2A and Phase 2B; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Township Engineer is hereby authorized to prepare plans
and specifications for Phase 2A of the Project and;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Township Clerk is hereby authorized to advertise for bids
for Phase 2A of the Northeast Quadrant Stormwater Management Project.
Recorded Vote:
Aye: Mayor Aschenbach, Deputy Mayor McDonough, Commissioners Plick and Puhak
Nay: Commissioner Jorn
Abstained: None
Absent: None

On motion of Deputy Mayor McDonough, seconded by Commissioner Plick, the following resolution
was adopted by roll call vote:

Resolution No. 2006-278:
WHEREAS, the Township of Cranford has a need to acquire professional engineering services for the
preliminary design of Phases 3 and 4 of the Northeast Quadrant Stormwater Management Project as a
non-fair and open contract pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.5; and
WHEREAS, the Chief Financial Officer and Qualified Purchasing Agent has determined and certified in
writing that the value of the services may exceed $17,500; and,
WHEREAS, the anticipated term of this contract is one year; and,
WHEREAS, Hatch Mott MacDonald has submitted a proposal dated June 21, 2006 indicating it will
provide the above services at a fee of $270,000; and
WHEREAS, Hatch Mott MacDonald has completed and submitted a Business Entity Disclosure
Certification which certifies that Hatch Mott MacDonald has not made any reportable contributions to
a political or candidate committee in the Township of Cranford in the previous one year (excluding
any contribution made prior to January 1, 2006), and that the contract will prohibit Hatch Mott
MacDonald from making any reportable contributions through the term of the contract, and
WHEREAS, Hatch Mott MacDonald has completed and submitted a Business Entity Contribution
Disclosure Certification which certifies that Hatch Mott MacDonald has not made any reportable
contributions during the past twelve (12) month period, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 19:44A-1 et seq.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township of
Cranford, New Jersey as follows:

        1.      The Mayor and Township Clerk of the Township of Cranford be, and hereby are,
                authorized and directed to execute an agreement with Hatch Mott MacDonald, 27
                Bleeker Street, Millburn, NJ 07041 for said services;
        2.      The Business Disclosure Entity Certification and the Determination of Value be
                placed on file with this resolution; and,
        3.      A copy of this resolution shall be published as required by law within twenty (20)
                days of its adoption.




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Mayor Aschenbach explained that the Township does not have the financing for Phases 3 and 4 of the
project, however, the design work for these phases is being authorized in order to present it to County,
State and Federal officials in an effort to obtain funding.

Recorded Vote:
Aye: Mayor Aschenbach, Deputy Mayor McDonough, Commissioners Plick and Puhak
Nay: Commissioner Jorn
Abstained: None
Absent: None

RESOLUTIONS – By Consent Agenda
On motion of Commissioner Jorn, seconded by Commissioner Puhak and passed, the following
resolutions were adopted by consent agenda:

Resolution No. 2006-279:
WHEREAS, there exists a need to engage an expert to provide planning services in connection of the
preparation of a Master Plan for the Township of Cranford; and
WHEREAS, the Township of Cranford issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for planning
services through a fair and open process in accordance with N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4 et seq., and
WHEREAS, at a meeting held April 25, 2006, the Township Committee of the Township of Cranford
deemed that the background, experience and qualifications of T&M Associates satisfies the criteria
that was set forth in the RFQ.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township of
Cranford, New Jersey as follows:

         1.        T&M Associates, Eleven Tindall Road, Middletown, NJ 07748-2792 be and
                   hereby is awarded a contract for the preparation of the Cranford Township Master
                   Plan (Required Elements and Components) for a fee not to exceed $84,000; and
         2.        The Mayor and Municipal Clerk are hereby authorized and directed to execute a
                   contract with T&M Associates.

Resolution No. 2006-280:
WHEREAS, the Director of Finance has certified to the availability of funds
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township of
Cranford, this 10th day of October, 2006, that the contract with New Prince Concrete Construction
Company, Inc., 215 Elleen Terrace, Hackensack, NJ, 07601 for Centennial Avenue Streetscape
Improvements, be revised as follows:

CHANGE ORDER NO. 3

ADD THE FOLLOWING TO THE CONTRACT

ITEM DESCRIPTION                                 QUANTITY                     UNIT PRICE           AMOUNT
42   CONCRETE STEPS                              25 SF                        $85.00               $2,125.00

                                                                     TOTAL ADDITIONS =             $2,125.00

                NET CONTRACT CHANGE IN THIS CHANGE ORDER (ADDITION) = $2,125.00

ORIGINAL CONTRACT SUM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   $484,365.25
NET CHANGE BY PREVIOUS CHANGE ORDERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                       $ 28,914.00
CONTRACT SUM PRIOR TO THIS CHANGE ORDER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                         $513,279.25
CONTRACT SUM DECREASED BY THIS CHANGE ORDER. . . . . . . . . . . .                                 $         0
CONTRACT SUM INCREASED BY THIS CHANGE ORDER. . . . . . . . . . . .                                 $ 2,125.00
NEW CONTRACT SUM INCLUDING THIS CHANGE ORDER . . . . . . . . . .                                   $515,404.25

                                                           TOTAL OF THIS CHANGE ORDER (+) $2,125.00

Resolution No. 2006-281:
WHEREAS, the Township of Cranford (herein referred to as the “Township”) is the lead agency for
the Cranford Police Cooperative Pricing System, System Identifier 47-CPCPS, pursuant to N.J.A.C.
5:34-7.1, et seq.: and
WHEREAS, the Township advertised for bids for Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor vehicles;
and
WHEREAS, the Township received sealed bids on September 26, 2006; and
WHEREAS, the bid of the lowest responsible bidder was determined to be Warnock Fleet and
Leasing, 175 Route 10, East Hanover, New Jersey 07936-0524 (hereinafter referred to as the
“Successful Bidder”) by submitting a bid proposal as follows:



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                                           PURCHASE

       VEHICLE TYPE                                                    UNIT PRICE
       2007 Ford Police Interceptor                                    $20,261.00

                       TWO YEAR LEASE WITH PURCHASE OPTION

       VEHICLE TYPE                                    ANNUAL PAYMENT/UNIT PRICE
       2007 Ford Police Interceptor                         $10,406.43/Year 1
                                                            $10,407.43/Year 2
                                                            $350.00 Documentation Fee/order

WHEREAS, the Successful Bidder has agreed to provide the goods/services bid upon to registered
members of the Cranford Police Cooperative Pricing System; and
WHEREAS, N.J.A.C. 5:34-7.1, et seq., requires that a Master Contract be entered into between the
lead agency and the successful bidder;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township of Cranford
that the bid for the provision of Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor vehicles to the Township of
Cranford and to registered members of the Cranford Police Cooperative Pricing System be and is hereby
awarded to Warnock Fleet and Leasing, 175 Route 10, East Hanover, New Jersey 07936-0524, as more
particularly set forth in the Successful Bidder’s Bid proposal dated September 26, 2006, which bid
proposal is on file in the Office of the Township Clerk; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor and Township Clerk be and are hereby authorized
and directed to enter into a Master Contract agreement with the Successful Bidder in the form
approved by the Township Attorney.

Resolution No. 2006-282:
WHEREAS, the Township of Cranford (herein referred to as the “Township”) is the lead agency for
the Cranford Police Cooperative Pricing System, System Identifier 47-CPCPS, pursuant to N.J.A.C.
5:34-7.1, et seq.: and
WHEREAS, the Township advertised for bids for Ford Expedition SSV XLT 4x4 sport utility
vehicles; and
WHEREAS, the Township received sealed bids on September 26, 2006; and
WHEREAS, the bid of the lowest responsible bidder was determined to be Warnock Fleet and
Leasing, 175 Route 10, East Hanover, New Jersey 07936-0524 (hereinafter referred to as the
“Successful Bidder”) by submitting a bid proposal as follows:

                                           PURCHASE

       VEHICLE TYPE                                            UNIT PRICE
       2007 Ford Expedition SSV XLT 4x4                        $23,258.00

                        TWO YEAR LEASE WITH PURCHASE OPTION

       VEHICLE TYPE                                    ANNUAL PAYMENT/UNIT PRICE
       2007 Ford Expedition SSV XLT 4x4                     $11,945.75/Year 1
                                                            $11,946.75/Year 2
                                                            $350.00 Documentation Fee/order

WHEREAS, the Successful Bidder has agreed to provide the goods/services bid upon to registered
members of the Cranford Police Cooperative Pricing System; and
WHEREAS, N.J.A.C. 5:34-7.1, et seq., requires that a Master Contract be entered into between the
lead agency and the successful bidder;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township of
Cranford that the bid for the provision of Ford Expedition SSV XLT 4x4 sport utility vehicles to the
Township of Cranford and to registered members of the Cranford Police Cooperative Pricing System
be and is hereby awarded to Warnock Fleet and Leasing, 175 Route 10, East Hanover, New Jersey
07936-0524, as more particularly set forth in the Successful Bidder’s Bid proposal dated September
26, 2006, which bid proposal is on file in the Office of the Township Clerk; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor and Township Clerk be and are hereby authorized
and directed to enter into a Master Contract agreement with the Successful Bidder in the form
approved by the Township Attorney.

Resolution No. 2006-283:
WHEREAS, the Township of Cranford (herein referred to as the “Township”) is the lead agency for
the Cranford Police Cooperative Pricing System, System Identifier 47-CPCPS, pursuant to N.J.A.C.
5:34-7.1, et seq.: and
WHEREAS, the Township advertised for bids for Ford Explorer XLT 4x4 sport utility vehicles; and
WHEREAS, the Township received sealed bids on September 26, 2006; and


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WHEREAS, the bid of the lowest responsible bidder was determined to be Hertrich Fleet Service,
Inc., 695 North Dupont Boulevard, Milford, Deleware 19963 (hereinafter referred to as the
“Successful Bidder”) by submitting a bid proposal as follows:

                                           PURCHASE

       VEHICLE TYPE                                            UNIT PRICE
       2007 Ford Explorer XLT 4x4                              $21,444.00

                       TWO YEAR LEASE WITH PURCHASE OPTION

       VEHICLE TYPE                                    ANNUAL PAYMENT/UNIT PRICE
       2007 Ford Explorer XLT 4x4                           $11,014.05/Year 1
                                                            $11,015.05/Year 2
                                                            $350.00 Documentation Fee/order

WHEREAS, the Successful Bidder has agreed to provide the goods/services bid upon to registered
members of the Cranford Police Cooperative Pricing System; and
WHEREAS, N.J.A.C. 5:34-7.1, et seq., requires that a Master Contract be entered into between the
lead agency and the successful bidder;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township of
Cranford that the bid for the provision of Ford Explorer XLT 4x4 sport utility vehicles to the
Township of Cranford and to registered members of the Cranford Police Cooperative Pricing System
be and is hereby awarded to Hertrich Fleet Service, Inc., 695 North Dupont Boulevard, Milford,
Deleware 19963, as more particularly set forth in the Successful Bidder’s Bid proposal dated
September 26, 2006, which bid proposal is on file in the Office of the Township Clerk; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor and Township Clerk be and are hereby authorized
and directed to enter into a Master Contract agreement with the Successful Bidder in the form
approved by the Township Attorney.

Resolution No. 2006-284:
WHEREAS, the Township of Cranford (herein referred to as the “Township”) is the lead agency for
the Cranford Police Cooperative Pricing System, System Identifier 47-CPCPS, pursuant to N.J.A.C.
5:34-7.1, et seq.: and
WHEREAS, the Township advertised for bids for Dodge Charger vehicles; and
WHEREAS, the Township received sealed bids on September 26, 2006; and
WHEREAS, the bid of the lowest responsible bidder was determined to be Warnock Fleet and
Leasing, 175 Route 10, East Hanover, New Jersey 07936-0524 (hereinafter referred to as the
“Successful Bidder”) by submitting a bid proposal as follows:

                                           PURCHASE

       VEHICLE TYPE                                                    UNIT PRICE
       2007 Dodge Charger                                              $19,098.00


                       TWO YEAR LEASE WITH PURCHASE OPTION

       VEHICLE TYPE                                    ANNUAL PAYMENT/UNIT PRICE
       2007 Dodge Charger                                   $9,809.10/Year 1
                                                            $9,810.10/Year 2
                                                            $350.00 Documentation Fee/order

WHEREAS, the Successful Bidder has agreed to provide the goods/services bid upon to registered
members of the Cranford Police Cooperative Pricing System; and
WHEREAS, N.J.A.C. 5:34-7.1, et seq., requires that a Master Contract be entered into between the
lead agency and the successful bidder;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township of
Cranford that the bid for the provision of Dodge Charger vehicles to the Township of Cranford and to
registered members of the Cranford Police Cooperative Pricing System be and is hereby awarded to
Warnock Fleet and Leasing, 175 Route 10, East Hanover, New Jersey 07936-0524, as more
particularly set forth in the Successful Bidder’s Bid proposal dated September 26, 2006, which bid
proposal is on file in the Office of the Township Clerk; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor and Township Clerk be and are hereby authorized
and directed to enter into a Master Contract agreement with the Successful Bidder in the form
approved by the Township Attorney.
Resolution No. 2006-285:




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WHEREAS, the Township of Cranford (herein referred to as the “Township”) is the lead agency for
the Cranford Police Cooperative Pricing System, System Identifier 47-CPCPS, pursuant to N.J.A.C.
5:34-7.1, et seq.: and
WHEREAS, the Township advertised for bids for Ford Focus SE sedans; and
WHEREAS, the Township received sealed bids on September 26, 2006; and
WHEREAS, the bid of the lowest responsible bidder was determined to be Warnock Fleet and
Leasing, 175 Route 10, East Hanover, New Jersey 07936-0524 (hereinafter referred to as the
“Successful Bidder”) by submitting a bid proposal as follows:

                                           PURCHASE

        VEHICLE TYPE                                                    UNIT PRICE
        2007 Ford Focus SE                                              $11,371.00

                      THREE YEAR LEASE WITH PURCHASE OPTION

        VEHICLE TYPE                                    ANNUAL PAYMENT/UNIT PRICE
        2007 Ford Focus SE                                   $4,005.92/Year 1
                                                             $4,005.92/Year 2
                                                             $4,006.92/Year 3
                                                             $350.00 Documentation Fee/order

WHEREAS, the Successful Bidder has agreed to provide the goods/services bid upon to registered
members of the Cranford Police Cooperative Pricing System; and
WHEREAS, N.J.A.C. 5:34-7.1, et seq., requires that a Master Contract be entered into between the
lead agency and the successful bidder;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township of
Cranford that the bid for the provision of Ford Focus SE sedans to the Township of Cranford and to
registered members of the Cranford Police Cooperative Pricing System be and is hereby awarded to
Warnock Fleet and Leasing, 175 Route 10, East Hanover, New Jersey 07936-0524, as more
particularly set forth in the Successful Bidder’s Bid proposal dated September 26, 2006, which bid
proposal is on file in the Office of the Township Clerk; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor and Township Clerk be and are hereby authorized
and directed to enter into a Master Contract agreement with the Successful Bidder in the form
approved by the Township Attorney.

Resolution No. 2006-286:
WHEREAS, the Chief Financial Officer has certified to the availability of funds which is on file in
the office of the Township Clerk; and
WHEREAS, on September 26, 2006 three (3) bids were received for the provision of Ford Focus SE
sedans for the Township of Cranford; and
WHEREAS, Warnock Fleet and Leasing, 175 Route 10, East Hanover, New Jersey 07936-0524 is the
lowest responsible bidder for this contract at a low bid price of $12,368.76 ($4,005.92 year 1,
$4,005.92 year 2, $4,006.92 year 3, and $350 for documentation) to lease with the option to purchase
one (1) vehicle.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township of
Cranford, on this 10th day of October 2006, that Warnock Fleet and Leasing, 175 Route 10, East
Hanover, New Jersey 07936-0524, as more particularly set forth in the Successful Bidder’s Bid
proposal dated September 26, 2006, which bid proposal is on file in the Office of the Township Clerk;
and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor and Township Clerk be and are hereby authorized
and directed to enter into a Master Contract agreement with the Successful Bidder in the form
approved by the Township Attorney.

Resolution No. 2006-287:
BE IT RESOLVED, by the Township Committee of the Township of Cranford, on this 10th day of
October 2006, that the Mayor and Township Clerk be, and hereby are, authorized to sign a
Memorandum of Understanding and an Indemnification Agreement with the County of Union, Public
Works Division for participation in leaf disposal at the Union County Conservation Center.

Resolution No. 2006-288:
BE IT RESOLVED, by the Township Committee of the Township of Cranford, on this 10th day of
October 2006, that the Recreation and Parks Department, the Cranford Free Public Library and the
Cranford Housing Board be, and hereby are, authorized to make application to the County of Union,
Board of Chosen Freeholders, for a grant to obtain Automatic External Defibrillators.

Resolution No. 2006-289:
WHEREAS, an application has been filed by Charlie Brown’s, Inc., t/a The Office at Cranford for a
place-to-place transfer (Expansion of Premises) of Plenary Retail Consumption License No. 2003-33-


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008-007, for purposes of expanding the premises under license wherein the sale, service and storage of
alcoholic beverages are authorized;
WHEREAS, the submitted application form is complete in all respects, the transfer fees have been
paid and the license has been properly renewed for the current license term.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Township Committee of the Township of
Cranford, at a meeting held October 10, 2006, does hereby approve, effective immediately, the
expansion of the aforesaid Plenary Retail Consumption Licensed premises located at 3-7 South
Avenue West, Cranford, New Jersey, to place under license the area delineated in the application form
and the sketch of the licensed premises attached hereto.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a certified copy of this resolution be forwarded to the NJ
Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

Resolution No. 2006-290:
WHEREAS, the Township Committee of the Township of Cranford received a proposal from Straight
Edge Striping, LLC for signage and striping (materials and installation) for the Cranford Crossing
Parking Garage at a total cost of $40,000; and
WHEREAS, Straight Edge Striping, LLC has presented a proposal dated September 28, 2006 for
signage and striping (materials and installation) at a total cost of $40,000 for said products is
recommended; and
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Township Committee of the Township of
Cranford on this 10th day of October that Straight Edge Striping, LLC’s September 28, 2006 proposal
for signage and striping (materials and installation) is approved at a grand total price of $40,000; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Township Committee hereby authorizes the issuance of a
purchase order not to exceed $40,000.

Resolution No. 2006-291:
BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township of Cranford that Michael Mason
be, and hereby is, appointed to the Local Highway Traffic Coordinating Committee for a term ending
December 31, 2006.

Resolution No. 2006-292:
BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township of Cranford at a meeting held October
10, 2006, that Trinity Episcopal Church is hereby authorized to conduct an Off-Premise Raffle, RL# 904,
at North Avenue and Forest Avenue, Cranford, New Jersey, on December 2, 2006, at 9:00 PM.

Resolution No. 2006-293:
WHEREAS, there exists a need to engage an expert to provide employee benefits
brokerage/consulting services for medical, prescription and dental plans for the Township of Cranford;
and
WHEREAS, the Township of Cranford solicited proposals through a fair and open process in
accordance with NJSA 19:44A-20.4 et seq.; and
WHEREAS, sealed RFP responses were received by the Township Clerk on August 15, 2006.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township of
Cranford, New Jersey, as follows:

        1.      Mercer Human Resource Consulting, Inc., 44 Whippany Road, PO Box 1966,
                Morristown, New Jersey 07962 be and hereby are awarded an “Extraordinary
                Unspecifiable Services Contract” to provide employee benefits brokerage/consulting
                services for medical, prescription and dental plans for the Township of Cranford for
                the year 2007 at a fee not to exceed $45,000 and;
        2.      The Mayor and Municipal Clerk are hereby authorized and directed to execute a
                contract with Mercer Human Resource Consulting, Inc. and;
        3.      This contract is awarded pursuant to the “fair and open” process (N.J.S.A. 19:44A-
                20.5 et seq.).

Resolution No. 2006-294:
WHEREAS, the Township Committee of the Township of Cranford is hereby authorized by virtue of
N.J.S.A. 39:4-197.3 to provide by regulation for the closing of any street or portion thereof to motor
vehicle traffic where such closing is necessary for the preservation of the public safety, health or
welfare; and
WHEREAS, the Cranford Police Department has determined it will be necessary to close South
Union Avenue from Eastman Street to South Avenue due to the construction of the municipal parking
garage and adjacent building, said closing to be for a time period of one month to start on October 4,
2006, with the actual start date to be determined by the Cranford Police Department in connection
with notification and approval by the Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Transportation;

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Township Committee of the Township of
Cranford at a meeting held October 10, 2006, that the Cranford Police Department be and hereby is
authorized to close off this roadway by erecting proper signs and barriers at the intersections of South

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Union Avenue and Eastman Street, South Union Avenue and Walnut Avenue, and South Union
Avenue and South Avenue, and that the Cranford Police Department control and regulate, as well as
enforce, this closing for the time and purpose as stated above.

Resolution No. 2006-295:
WHEREAS, an application has been filed by WSBFB, LLC for a person-to-person transfer of Plenary
Retail Consumption License No. 2003-44-002-005 heretofore issued to Ganpati Corporation. a New
Jersey Corporation, for premises located at 24 North Avenue, Cranford, New Jersey 07016; and
WHEREAS, the submitted application form is complete in all respects, the transfer fees have been
paid, and the license has been properly renewed for the current license term; and
WHEREAS, the applicant is qualified to be licensed according to all standards established by Title 33
of the New Jersey Statutes; regulations promulgated hereunder, as well as pertinent local ordinances
and conditions consistent with Title 33; and
WHEREAS, the applicant has disclosed, and the issuing authority reviewed the source of all funds
used in the purchase of the license and the licensed business and all additional financing obtained in
connection with the licensed business;
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Township Committee of the Township of
Cranford does hereby approve, effective October 13, 2006, the transfer of the aforesaid Plenary Retail
Consumption License to WSBFB, LLC, and does hereby direct the Township Clerk to endorse the
license certificate to the new ownership as follows: "This license, subject to all its terms and
conditions, is hereby transferred to WSBFB, LLC, effective October 13, 2006”.

Recorded Vote:
Aye: Mayor Aschenbach, Deputy Mayor McDonough, Commissioners Jorn, Plick and Puhak
Nay: None
Abstained: None
Absent: None

AGENDA UPDATE
Mayor Aschenbach provided an update on the following items:

Riverfront Redevelopment Project
Provided an update of the project, stating that various professionals including DMC Director Kathleen
Prunty, Township Engineer Richard Marsden, the Township Planner, Township Attorney Renaud and
Commissioner Puhak attended a meeting in Trenton with the NJ DEP to obtain an understanding of
the regulatory approvals for the redevelopment of the site. Stated that it was a very successful meeting,
as an understanding of the next step was obtained, including the Township moving forward with an
application for grant funds for remediation. At this point, an investigation and classification of the site
can be done at no cost to the Township, and grant funding can be put towards remediation.

Centennial Avenue Streetscape Project
Stated that the project is proceeding. The next step is landscaping and the Victorian lights. Stated that
a generous contribution by Builders General was received by the Township for a welcome sign on the
bridge. Also discussed a citizen organization that will help with the maintenance of the project’s
landscaping.

PUBLIC COMMENTS
Mayor Aschenbach opened the public comments portion of the meeting and asked if there were any
questions or comments.

Doug Belden, 700 Springfield Avenue, spoke as a representative of the Insurance Review Committee,
stating that he was appointed to assist in the RFP process for prospective insurance carriers for health
insurance. Seeking a status as to the process.

Commissioner Plick responded, stating that Mercer Human Resource Consulting, Insurance was
awarded the contract for to provide employee benefits brokerage/consulting services.

David Robinson, Forest Avenue, Candidate for Township Committee, encouraged the Township
Committee to focus on the settlement of the Police and Fire Department contracts.

Hearing no comments, Mayor Aschenbach closed the public hearing.

PROFESSIONAL COMMENTS

Township Clerk Rosalie Hellenbrecht
    Announced that the last day for voter registration is October 17, 2006. Any person interested
      in registering to vote should contact the Township Clerk’s Office.




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Township Administrator Marlena Schmid
    Announced that the replacement of the Canoe Club roof will be complete tomorrow afternoon.
      The next tasks will be the installation of the windows and the siding.

Township Attorney Robert Renaud
    Discussed Ordinance No. 2006-38, explaining that the purpose of the ordinance was to take
      advantage of a change in State regulation which allows the Township Clerk to issue raffle
      licenses as opposed to the Township Committee.

COMMISSIONER REPORTS/COMMENTS

Commissioner Michael A. Plick
   Announced that the Chamber of Commerce Street Place will be held October 15, 2006;
   Discussed flood control and commended Mayor Aschenbach for organizing the meeting with
     County and State officials to address the funding issue. Stated that he had conversations with
     Congressman Ferguson and Assemblymen Munoz and Bramnick to discuss potential funding
     possibilities;
   Discussed the RFP process in connection with a health insurance broker. Feels the process
     worked well and looks forward to working with Mercer Human Resource Consulting. Also
     stated that the Township has received responses for property and casualty RFP’s. Commended
     the Insurance Review Committee for their efforts in these processes;
   Discussed the Good Government Committee and the Candidates Forum that was held. It
     provided an opportunity for the public to hear both candidates speak. Also discussed the
     debate scheduled for October 19, 2006. Feels the candidates should be given the opportunity
     to bring issues forward without ridicule by members of the Township Committee. Stated the
     Township Committee has been elected to lead and there are important decisions to be made;
   Discussed potential designation of a rehabilitation zone on North Avenue. Feels it is a decision
     that should not be taken lightly. Stated that he attempted to pose some questions and was not
     permitted to do so, which caused him to reach out to the planner and subcommittee on his
     own. Discussed the need to prioritize agenda items in order to give them ample due diligence
     and make an informed decision.
Commissioner Robert I. Puhak
   Announced that the Historic Preservation Advisory Board will be holding a reception after the
     river walk on October 14, 2006. Encouraged residents to participate;
   Discussed the Centennial Avenue Village Committee, stating that a Garden Club
     subcommittee has been formed to address landscaping maintenance in connection with the
     project. Encouraged residents interested in volunteering to contact members of the Township
     Committee;
   Discussed the RFP process for a health insurance broker. Thanked the Insurance Review
     Committee for their efforts. Feels it was important to hear from each member as to their
     recommendation;
   Discussed the issue of flood control. Feels the Township Committee has committed to
     completing all five (5) phases of the project. Feels it is a matter of public safety. Believes the
     entire Township Committee is committed to seeking funding from higher levels of
     government;
   Discussed the meeting with NJ DEP regarding the Riverfront Redevelopment Project.
     Discussed concern with new DEP regulations that would put the project at risk. Discussed the
     importance of this project as to the opportunity for the remediation of properties through
     Brownfields funding. Explained that this remediation would be done by the developer at no
     cost to the Township. The project would also enhance economic redevelopment in the area,
     help meet Smart Growth goals, and would increase green space in the Township. Explained
     that the Township has been careful in ensuring that the parcel is not overdeveloped. Stated that
     he was very pleased after the meeting with DEP.
Commissioner George J. Jorn
   Discussed DEP regulations in connection with leaf collection. Explained that DEP may be
     doing random inspections during leaf season to ensure the Township is in compliance with the
     regulations. Stated that residents would be receiving a brochure as to the schedule, but the
     earliest time that any resident can put leaves out at the curb is the end of October. Residents
     are also restricted to placing leaves at the curb on the Friday, Saturday or Sunday prior to the
     collection week. Stated that residents who retain landscapers must inform them of the
     regulations. Also discussed other options, such as drop off at the Conservation Center,
     bagging leaves, or raking them to the curb, not in the street. Informed residents that
     enforcement will occur. The last day for collection is December 22, 2006, and the schedule
     will also be posted on the website and on TV35;
   Discussed a request by the Police Chief to fill a vacancy in the department created by the
     retirement of an officer. Discussed the Township’s commitment to public safety;
   Discussed the Northeast Quadrant Stormwater Management project, stating that his decision
     to vote against the related resolutions is a result of taxation. Stated that he sympathizes with


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       residents living in a flood zone, however feels there is a concern as to the ongoing cost of the
       project. Feels the Township can justify a need for funding from other levels of government
       without a design of Phases 3 and 4. Explained that $3.6 million has been spent on the project
       to date. During the year 2002, the Township Committee bonded approximately $9.2 million
       for the project, with approximately $3.6 million being the responsibility of the Township. The
       remaining funds were to be provided through State and County aid. Responded to comments
       made by Gregory Sgroi at a previous Township Committee meeting, in which Mr. Sgroi stated
       that Commissioner Jorn was responsible for the delay of the project. Stated that minutes from
       that time reflect that he was in favor of moving forward with the project. Further stated that
       former Commissioners Thomas Denny and Phil Morin were not in favor of moving forward
       and requested an additional study be done. The Township was then unable to adopt the bond
       ordinance for project, as it did not have the required four (4) votes to do so. Stated that
       residents who have spoken to him are concerned with the cost. Urged the other members of
       the Township Committee to consider these concerns. Feels the Township should only move
       forward if it obtains additional funding from other levels of government. Discussed the impact
       on taxpayers without funding from other sources as well as the impact on the Township’s
       bond rating. Urged the Township Committee to consider the cost factor before proceeding.
Deputy Mayor George T. McDonough
    Discussed the North Avenue Corridor Study and its potential designation of an area in need
       rehabilitation. Clarified to residents the difference between an area in need of rehabilitation
       and a redevelopment area, stating that eminent domain is not a factor for rehabilitation areas.
       Explained that the purpose of this designation is to create a more friendly business district.
       Also stated that the designation would focus on zoning for the area;
    Discussed an article in the newspaper which questioned his qualifications for mayor. Feels
       Commissioner Jorn is the most qualified person for this role;
    Thanked the Director of County Parks and Recreation, Chuck Sigmund, for his assistance
       concerning an issue at Sperry Pond. Discussed other efforts to correct some of the problems
       occurring in that area;
 Mayor Aschenbach
    Discussed Phase 1 of the Northeast Quadrant Stormwater Management Project, explaining
       that only fifty (50%) percent of Phase 1 was paid for locally. Explained that State and County
       funding was obtained for the other half of the Phase 1 cost. Discussed Phase 2A and the
       importance of this part of the project. Stated that he would continue to identify other sources
       of funding and pursue those sources;
    Discussed the appointment of a new insurance broker, stating that a thorough review was done
       with the focus being on savings. Stated that over a two (2) year contract, the savings will be
       approximately $100,000, as compared to the current broker. Explained that the Township
       Committee worked together to reach a unanimous decision in this regard. Commended the
       Insurance Review Committee for their efforts in this process;
    Discussed his support for police and fire services. Ensured residents that the Township is
       working hard towards reaching a contract settlement;
    Announced that a meeting will take place with Centennial Avenue property owners regarding
       the Streetscape Project. Discussed the effort to encourage property owners to replace signage
       and facades, and the purpose of the meeting will be to offer technical assistance in this regard;
    Discussed the Mayors Climate Protection Agreement, stating that there is a majority in favor
       of signing the agreement. Explained that the critical part of the agreement is its
       implementation, and a meeting will take place with the Environmental Commission to discuss
       items to be implemented;
    Discussed the North Avenue Corridor and the establishment of subcommittees to address
       redevelopment issues. Explained that there is an active application for one of the properties
       located in the area, and the difficulty with the application because of environmental issues.
       Believes in private investment, but feels communities need to put the right plans in place to
       allow that private investment to happen. Discussed the background regarding the study of this
       area. Explained that the Township needs to address this issue in a timely manner because of
       the type of development application that has been proposed. Feels there will be a resolution
       designating this as an area in need of rehabilitation at the next Township Committee meeting.

On motion of Commissioner Plick, seconded by Commissioner Jorn and passed, the Township
Committee returned to closed session at 10:40 PM.

                                                 Respectfully submitted,


                                                 __________________________
                                                 Rosalie Hellenbrecht
Dated: October 10, 2006                          Township Clerk




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