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					                                           July 12, 2012


The Mayor and Common Council convened in open session in the Municipal Building at 215
Stiger Street, Hackettstown, New Jersey at 7:30 PM on July 12, 2012. The meeting opened
with a salute to the Flag.

Mayor DiGiovanni announced that this meeting was being held in accordance with the Open
Public Meetings Act by:

       (1) posting a notice of said meeting on the bulletin board in the lobby of the municipal
           building;
       (2) causing a notice of said meeting to be sent to the Daily Record;
       (3) furnishing a notice of said meeting to anyone requesting it in accordance with the
           Open Public Meetings Act; and
       (4) filing notice of said meeting with the Town Clerk.

Roll Call Vote: Present – Mayor DiGiovanni, Councilpersons Conforti, DiMaio, Kunz, Stout and
                          Tynan

               Absent – Councilperson Sheldon

Mayor DiGiovanni asked if anyone from the public would like to speak.

Nancy Berman, Esquire, 43 Broad Street, Washington, spoke on behalf of Mansfield Car Service
and A&G Taxi to bring attention to the fact that Metro Taxi is registered as a livery service but is
running as an unlicensed taxi company. Town Attorney, Mark Peck, is to write on behalf of the
Town to the Company.

Motion as made (Tynan) and seconded (Stout) to approve the minutes of the regular meeting
held on June 28, 2012 as submitted.

Roll Call Vote: Yes – Conforti, DiMaio, Stout and Tynan

             Abstain – Kunz

Motion was made (Conforti) and seconded (Kunz) to adopt the following resolution:

WHEREAS, the Common Council of the Town of Hackettstown recognizes the need to
accommodate all modes of travel on Town streets, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists
and public transit users; and

WHEREAS, the Town of Hackettstown seeks to meet the transportation needs of all its citizens
by providing road networks that are safer, healthier, more livable and welcoming to everyone,
regardless of age and ability; and

WHEREAS, the Common Council defines Complete Streets as roadways designed and operated
to enable safe, attractive, and comfortable access and travel for all users, including pedestrians,
bicyclists, motorists and public transport users of all ages and abilities; and

WHEREAS, Complete Streets are typically designed to include wider sidewalks, pedestrian
intersection treatments, bicycle facilities, enhanced landscaping, and transit accommodations so
that users are able to safely and comfortably move along and across a complete street.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF
Hackettstown, IN THE COUNTY OF WARREN AND STATE OF NEW JERSEY, that the
Common Council hereby establishes a Complete Streets Policy, which directs Town staff to
accommodate all modes of travel, including pedestrians, cyclists and transit riders, to the highest
degree possible when redesigning the public right-of-way or during the review of a land use
application that affects the public right-of-way.

Roll Call Vote: Yes – Conforti, DiMaio, Kunz, Stout and Tynan
                                   July 12, 2012 (continued)

Mayor DiGiovanni provisionally appointed Laura Moore to the position of Court Administrator
retroactive to July 1, 2012.

Motion as made (Kunz) and seconded (Stout) to confirm Mayor DiGiovanni’s provisional
appointment of Laura Moore to the position of Court Administrator retroactive to July 1, 2012.

Roll Call Vote: Yes – Conforti, DiMaio, Kunz, Stout and Tynan

Motion was made (Conforti) and seconded (DiMaio) to approve check register #2012-12 in the
amount of $1,650,409.46.

Roll Call Vote: Yes – Conforti, DiMaio, Kunz, Stout and Tynan

Motion was made (Kunz) and seconded (Stout) that ordinance #2012-07- entitled, AN
ORDINANCE FIXING THE SALARY AND OTHER BENEFITS OF CERTAIN OFFICERS
AND EMPLOYEES OF TH TOWN OF Hackettstown FOR 2012, be introduced and passed on
first reading and that a public hearing be held thereon and it be considered for final passage at
7:30 PM on August 9, 2012; the Town Clerk to publish the ordinance together with Notice of
Hearing in the Daily Record, to post the ordinance and Notice of Hearing on the bulletin board in
the lobby of the Municipal Building, and to make copies of the ordinance available to members
of the general public who request such copies.

Roll Call Vote: Yes – Conforti, DiMaio, Kunz, Stout and Tynan

Motion was made (Kunz) and seconded (Conforti) to deny the taxi cab driver’s application for
Robert Grosenstein.

Roll Call Vote: Yes – Conforti, DiMaio, Kunz, Stout and Tynan

Mr. Grosenstein informed the Mayor and Council that he would like to appeal the decision. It
was recommended that he come back to the August 9, 2012 Council meeting with a formal
appeal.

Motion was made (Conforti) and seconded (DiMaio) to approve Change Order #3 to decrease
payment in the amount of $26,379.04 for the Main Street Sidewalk Improvement Project.

Roll Call Vote: Yes – Conforti, DiMaio, Kunz, Stout and Tynan

Motion was made (Conforti) and seconded (Kunz) to approve final payment in the amount of
$52,338.43 to Top Line Construction for the Main Street Sidewalk Improvement Project with the
condition that the Town Engineer’s approval that the five specified stipulations are met.

Roll Call Vote: Yes – Conforti, DiMaio, Kunz, Stout and Tynan

Motion was made (Conforti) and seconded (DiMaio) to authorize the advertisement of bids for
roof repairs at the Municipal Building and to have them returned and opened at 12:00 PM on
August 6, 2012.

Roll Call Vote: Yes – Conforti, DiMaio, Kunz, Stout and Tynan

Motion was made (Tynan) and seconded (Stout) to approve the special events license application
for Friendly’s Restaurant to hold a Customer Appreciation Friendly’s Fest on August 11, 2012,
contingent on any Town costs and to charge the $50.00 application fee.

Roll Call Vote: Yes – Conforti, DiMaio, Kunz, Stout and Tynan

Motion was made (Conforti) and seconded (Stout) to adopt the following resolution:
                                     July 12, 2012 (continued)

WHEREAS, the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) is accepting applications
through July 17, 2012 for the 2012 Transportation Enhancement Program, which is being funded
with federal funds; and

WHEREAS, funds under the Transportation Enhancement Program are to be used for projects
with a direct transportation relationship that enhance the quality of life while reaching the
greatest number of people in a community; and

WHEREAS, projects must fall into one or more of the twelve (12) eligible Transportation
Enhancement Program categories that are described in a brochure developed by the NJDOT on
the program; and

WHEREAS, one of the project categories eligible for funding under the Transportation
Enhancement Program is entitled “Landscaping and Other Scenic Beautification”; and

WHEREAS, Church Street between Main Street and Jefferson Street, is a primary pathway for
motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians going to and from Centenary College; and

WHEREAS, there is a streetscape/sidewalk area within the Church Street right-of-way between
Main Street and Jefferson Street; and

WHEREAS, several studies have been performed since 2006 that examined the
streetscape/sidewalk area within the Town, including a Walkable Community Workshop
performed in September 2006 by the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority and a
November 2007 Phase 1 Market Analysis and Retail Assessment of the Town authorized by the
Hackettstown Business Improvement District (“BID”); and

WHEREAS, both studies revealed a number of problems/issues with the sidewalks and
streetscape in the Town including inconsistent streetscape features, lack of facilities for bicycle
users, broken and heaved sidewalks, etc.; and

WHEREAS, the current condition of the streetscape/sidewalk area in the Church Street right-of-
way is consistent with the previous studies performed in the Town; and

WHEREAS, there is a need to improve the streetscape/sidewalk area within the Church Street
right-of-way to improve safety and aesthetics; and

WHEREAS, Centenary College has indicated an interest in improving the Church Street right-
of-way as it is one of the primary transportation routes to and from the College; and

WHEREAS, Centenary College, which has non-profit status, has indicated a desire to file an
application for funding under the 2012 Transportation Enhancement Program to construct
improvements to the streetscape/sidewalk area; and

WHEREAS, the program guidelines allow organizations with non-profit status to file a
Transportation Enhancement Program application subject to the receipt of a resolution of support
from the municipal governing body; and

WHEREAS, the Town of Hackettstown is supportive of Centenary College’s efforts to improve
the aesthetics, safety, and comfort for the travelling public, as well as residents and businesses,
within the Church Street right-of-way.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Mayor and Common Council hereby consent
to the filing of an application by Centenary College for 2012 Transportation Enhancement
Program monies to improve the streetscape/sidewalk area within the Church Street right-of-way
between Main Street and Jefferson Street; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Town Engineer is hereby authorized to submit a
certified copy of the resolution to the NJDOT’s Local Aid office in Mt. Arlington.
                                   July 12, 2012 (continued)

Roll Call Vote: Yes – Conforti, DiMaio, Stout and Tynan

            Abstain – Kunz

Motion was made (Tynan) and seconded (Stout) to approve raffle license #992 for Project
Graduation to hold an off premise raffle.

Roll Call Vote: Yes – Conforti, DiMaio, Kunz, Stout and Tynan

Motion was made (Tynan) and seconded (Stout) to approve raffle license #993 for St. Mary’s
Home School Association to hold an off premise 50/50.

Roll Call Vote: Yes – DiMaio, Kunz, Stout and Tynan

            Abstain – Conforti

Motion was made (Stout) and seconded (Kunz) to adopt the following resolution:

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE MAYOR AND COMMON COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF
HACKETTSTOWN AS FOLLOWS:

       (1) That the public be excluded from attendance at a portion of its meeting to be held on
           July 12, 2012 for the reason that the following subject matter will be discussed:

                                       Personnel Matters
                                           Litigation

       (2) The Mayor and Common Council may exclude the public from the meeting pursuant
           to section 10:4-12(b) of the Open Public Meetings Law.

       (3) Matters to be discussed will be revealed to the public after Council determines action
           to be taken, if any, and other litigation has been resolved and employees involved
           contacted.

Roll Call Vote: Yes – Conforti, DiMaio, Kunz, Stout and Tynan

The meeting was closed at 7:56 PM and reopened at 8:23 PM. The Mayor stated that no formal
action was taken by the Council during Executive Session.

Motion was made (Tynan) and (Stout) to adjourn this meeting at 8:25 PM.

Roll Call Vote: Yes – Conforti, DiMaio, Kunz, Stout and Tynan

This is to certify that the                         This is to certify that all
ordinances and resolutions                          proper notices, postings and
contained herein have been                          filings required by the Open
approved by me in accordance                        Public Meetings Act (Chapter
with law.                                           231, P.L. 1975) were provided
                                                    for this meeting.


_________________________                           ___________________________
Maria DiGiovanni, Mayor                             William Kuster, Jr., Town Clerk

				
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