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        Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Township Committee of the Township of
Hillsborough, in the County of Somerset, State of New Jersey, held in the Municipal Complex
at 7:30 p.m. on the above date.

      Upon call of the roll, the following Committee members were recorded present:
Committeeman Paul Drake, Committeewoman Lisa Nisivoccia, Committeeman Bob Wagner
and Deputy Mayor Anthony Ferrera. Also, in attendance were Township Attorney Albert E.
Cruz, Township Administrator/Clerk Kevin P. Davis and Deputy Clerk Brianne Skobo.
Mayor Carl Suraci was absent.

        Following Roll Call and Salute to the Flag, Deputy Mayor Ferrera advised that notice of
this Regular Session was made in accordance with Section 5 of the Open Public Meetings Act,
Chapter 231, Public Law 1975, by posting on the bulletin board at the Municipal Building and
by mailing to the Township’s official newspapers, a notice that this regular session would take
place at the Hillsborough Municipal Building at 7:30 p.m. on November 28, 2006.


                                       PROCLAMATIONS

      Proclamation honoring Eagle Scout Daniel Ford

       WHEREAS, Daniel Ford, a member of Boy Scout Troop 1776, has earned the status of Eagle
       Scout; and

       WHEREAS, we, the Township Committee of the Township of Hillsborough, recognize the many
       hours Daniel devoted to attaining the status of Eagle Scout, working with diligence and making
       sacrifices in order to achieve this highly coveted position; and

WHEREAS, Daniel Ford has served the Boy Scouts in an exemplary manner and is deserving of the
honor bestowed upon him; and


WHEREAS, for Daniel’s Eagle Scout Leadership Project he led a major renovation on the grounds at
the entrance to Mary, Mother of God Church; and


WHEREAS, Daniel’s project consisted of removing overgrown landscaping, including several large
evergreen trees and shrubs and designing a new entryway which consists of a cross-shaped paver
pathway leading to the shrine of Mary; and


WHEREAS, this new prayer garden created by Daniel inspired a fellow parishioner to donate a new
marble statue of Mary and has generated new enthusiasm for other beautification projects on church
grounds; and


WHEREAS, Daniel Ford serves as an example to youth through his high level of personal achievement,
leadership and community service, and we are very proud that Daniel is a member of our community.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED that we, the members of the Hillsborough Township
Committee do hereby recognize and extend our sincere congratulations to Daniel Ford for having
achieved the status of Eagle Scout, an honor for both him and for those who have guided him, with best
wishes for a bright future.

                                   APPROVAL OF MINUTES

      Approval of the November 14, 2006 Regular Meeting Minutes

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       Upon motion by Committeeman Wagner, seconded by Committeewoman Nisivoccia,
the minutes of the November 14, 2006 regular meeting were approved as follows:
       Yes – Drake, Nisivoccia, Wagner
       Abstain – Ferrera


       Approval of the November 14, 2006 Executive Session Minutes


       Upon motion by Committeeman Wagner, seconded by Committeewoman Nisivoccia,
the minutes of the November 14, 2006 executive session were approved as follows:
       Yes – Drake, Nisivoccia, Wagner
       Abstain - Ferrera



       REPORTS AND NEW BUSINESS FROM COMMITTEE LIAISONS, RECEIPT OF
                REPORTS, PETITIONS OR COMMUNICATIONS

Committeeman Drake

        Committeeman Drake announced that a workshop to discuss sustainable Hillsborough
will be held in the municipal building on Thursday, November 30th from 6 to 9 p.m. He
encouraged all residents to attend.

Committeewoman Nisivoccia

      Committeewoman Nisivoccia reminded residents that the winter Recreation brochure
was available and that the Recreation Department office will be open late on Monday,
December 4th and Wednesday, December 6th.

        She thanked the Cultural and Arts Committee for their hard work to ensure the success
of the Billion Dollar Band concert. The Woods Road Firehouse is sponsoring “Breakfast with
Santa” on December 2nd. Committeewoman Nisivoccia said that the Municipal Alliance will
sponsor a thank-you lunch for senior citizens on December 12th. She said that high school
students are invited to the next Coffee House which will take place on Friday, December 1st, at
the Auten Road School from 7 to 11 p.m. and that the Woman’s Club of Hillsborough tree
lighting will take place on Friday, December 1st.

Committeeman Wagner

        Nothing to report at this time.

Deputy Mayor Ferrera

      Deputy Mayor Ferrera noted that there are more than 400 people registered on the
Economic and Business Development website.

                                          NEW BUSINESS
        None at this time.



  PUBLIC COMMENT ON NEW BUSINESS AND MATTERS NOT ON THE AGENDA
        None at this time.



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                            INTRODUCTION OF NEW ORDINANCES


Ordinance 2006-51    An ordinance amending Chapter 188 (Development Regulations) of the
                     Code of The Township of Hillsborough to establish a separate revised
                     Affordable Housing Growth Share Requirement for residential and non-
                     residential development. Further consideration of this Ordinance and
                     public hearing is scheduled for December 19, 2006.

       Deputy Mayor Ferrera said that this Ordinance and Ordinance 2006-52 and
consideration no. 4 pertain to the appointment by the Township of a consultant to develop a
state-mandated round 3 affordable housing plan. This plan will keep the Township ahead of
schedule with state-mandated affordable housing requirements.

        Deputy Mayor Ferrera said that the key to protecting the Township is to have an
approved plan in place that will prevent a developer from suing the Township by using
affordable housing obligations to gain court approval to build hundreds of additional housing
units in Hillsborough. He said that in October the Township scored a major victory by having
the court rule that our affordable housing plan is not due until 2008. With Ordinances 2006-51
and 2006-52 the Township is making court recommended amendments to the growth share
ordinance that was approved earlier in the year. Developers will be responsible for any
affordable housing obligations brought about by their developments.

        Township Planner Bob Ringelheim then provided an overview of the two Ordinances.
He explained that Ordinance 2006-51 is the revised Growth Share Ordinance and reflects the
comments of the Court Master Betsy MacKenzie. The changes pertain to fractional affordable
housing units, calculation of payments in lieu of actually building an affordable unit and the
process whereby a developer would demonstrate why an affordable housing unit could not be
built on-site.

       Ordinance 2006-52 pertains to an allowable increase in development fees.

        Committeeman Drake clarified that if a developer has received approval prior to the
effective date of these Ordinances that they are still required to pay the current rates.

      Township Administrator verified that Ordinance 2006-51 pertained to residential zones
and Ordinance 2006-52 pertained to commercial zones.

       Committeeman Drake asked about the calculation of jobs in the growth share
ordinance and clarified that developer fees will be used to offset the RCA fund.

       Committeeman Drake moved that the aforesaid Ordinance be passed on first reading
and that the Ordinance be further considered at a public hearing held on December 19, 2006 at
7:30 p.m. Said motion was seconded by Committeeman Wagner and unanimously approved
upon call of the roll.



Ordinance 2006-52    An ordinance amending Chapter 188 (Development Regulations) of the
                     Code of the Township of Hillsborough to revise the Affordable Housing
                     Development Fee Requirements. Further consideration of this
                     Ordinance and public hearing is scheduled for December 19, 2006.

       Committeeman Drake moved that the aforesaid Ordinance be passed on first reading
and that the Ordinance be further considered at a public hearing held on December 19, 2006 at


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7:30 p.m. Said motion was seconded by Committeeman Wagner and unanimously approved
upon call of the roll.




                                    CONSIDERATIONS

       Deputy Mayor Ferrera offered the following resolutions:


 1. Resolution authorizing the Township Administrator/Clerk to advertise Requests for
Proposals for various Township positions through the Fair and Open Selection Process for
                                          2007


        WHEREAS, beginning January 1, 2006, all municipalities began operating under the
“New Jersey Local Unit Pay to Play” law, public law 2004, chapter 19 (NJSA 19:44A-20.4-5 et
seq); and

        WHEREAS, each municipality was subsequently required to chose a method for
selection of professionals who will be paid $17,500 or more during the course of a year; and

        WHEREAS, the Township Personnel Committee has chosen a Fair and Open process
for the selection of professionals, which requires a the advertising of a request for proposal
from any interested party for the various professional services on the Township’s website and
wishes to authorize the Township Administrator/Clerk to advertise for such proposals; and

        WHEREAS, receipt and public opening of sealed proposals will be held on December
21, 2006 at 10:00am in the Township Court Room for the following services:

              Township Attorney
              Labor Attorney
              Planning Board Attorney
              Board of Adjustment Attorney
              Bond Counsel
              Municipal Auditor
              Consulting Township Engineer
              Planning Board Engineer
              Board of Adjustment Engineer
              Planning Board Alternate Engineer
              Board of Adjustment Alternate Engineer
              Special Counsel for Affordable Housing Matters
              Engineering Inspection Services
              Risk Management Consultant – JIF
              Risk Management Consultant – Health Benefits

        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township
of Hillsborough, County of Somerset, State of New Jersey that the Township Administrator/
Clerk is hereby authorized to advertise Requests for Proposals through the Fair and Open
Selection Process and to receive sealed proposals, for the aforementioned services, at 10:00am
on December 21, 2006.

       Deputy Mayor Ferrera explained that the Township Committee began using the Fair
and Open process for the selection of professionals at the beginning of the year. Through this
process, firms or individuals who wish to serve as attorney, engineer, auditor and risk


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management consultant must submit sealed proposals. This process has worked well during
the year and has driven down costs for various professional services.

        Upon motion by Committeewoman Nisivoccia, seconded by Committeeman Wagner,
the aforesaid resolution was unanimously approved upon call of the roll.


    2. Resolution authorizing the Mayor and Township Administrator/Clerk to execute an
         agreement to continue Hillsborough’s Membership in The Central Jersey Joint
                                    Insurance Fund (CJJIF)

       WHEREAS, the Township of Hillsborough has been a member of the Central Jersey Joint
Insurance Fund (CJJIF) since 2000 and the latest three (3) year membership term will expire on
November 30, 2006; and

        WHEREAS, the Township’s membership with the CJJIF has been positive throughout the
six years and the Township’s Risk Management Consultant Commerce Bank Insurance
recommends the Township Committee elect to continue its membership with the CJJIF for an
additional three (3) year term; and

       WHEREAS, the Township Administrator and Finance Director have analyzed the cost
and coverage of other Joint Insurance Funds and recommend CJJIF as most effective for the
Township.

       NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township of
Hillsborough that the Township Committee does hereby authorize the Mayor and the Township
Administrator/Clerk to execute the agreement to continue participation in the CJJIF.

        Deputy Mayor Ferrara explained that the Township Administrator and Finance
Director, working with the Township’s Risk Management Consultant, did the research needed
to determine that from a cost and coverage standpoint that continuing in the Central Jersey
Joint Insurance Fund is in the Township’s best interest.

        Upon motion by Committeewoman Nisivoccia, seconded by Committeeman Wagner,
the aforesaid resolution was unanimously approved upon call of the roll.


   3.   Resolution awarding a contract for one (1) “John Deere 5425 Utility Tractor or
        Equivalent” plus options to Cammps Hardware & Lawn Equipment in an amount
        not to exceed $75,798.00


       WHEREAS, it has been determined that there is a need for the acquisition of the
following:

                       One (1) John Deere 5425 Utility Tractor or Equivalent; and

      WHEREAS, a notice of advertisement for bids, and an Invitation to Bid were prepared
and advertised on October 19, 2006; and

        WHEREAS, sealed bids were opened and read on November 9, 2006 at 10:00 AM
which was the time and place as provided for in the Invitation to Bid entitled “John Deere 5425
Utility Tractor or Equivalent” in accordance with Local Public Contracts Law; and

        WHEREAS, one (1) bid was received from Cammps Hardware & Lawn Products Inc.
in a base amount of $41,680.00, plus options totaling $34,118.00, for a total price of $75,798.00;
and


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     WHEREAS, the Township Attorney has reviewed the proposal and has provided the
Township Committee his comments with respect to same; and


   WHEREAS, funds are available to make such purchase or acquisition and have been
   certified as such by the local Chief Finance Officer, said certification is attached to the
   resolution.


        NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township
of Hillsborough, County of Somerset, State of New Jersey as follows:

       1. The Mayor and Township Clerk are hereby authorized to execute the Township’s
          standard form of contract for One (1) John Deere 5425 Utility Tractor or Equivalent
          in a base amount not to exceed $41,680.00 plus the options package in an amount
          not to exceed $34,118.00, for a total amount not to exceed $75,798.00, which shall
          delineate within it all of the terms of this Resolution.

       2. A notice of this action shall be printed once in the official Township Newspaper.



        Upon motion by Committeeman Wagner, seconded by Committeewoman Nisivoccia,
the aforesaid resolution was unanimously approved upon call of the roll.


 4. Resolution authorizing the execution of a Professional Services Contract, in accordance
   with the Fair and Open Selection Process (N.J.S.A. 19:44a-20.4-5 et. Seq.), to Jennifer C.
    Beahm, PP, AICP of Birdsall Engineering, Inc. as a Consultant to Prepare a Housing
 Element and Fair Share Plan Under Round 3 Requirements for the Council on Affordable
                                     Housing (COAH)

        WHEREAS, as of January 1, 2006, all municipalities now operate under the “New
Jersey Local Unit Pay to Play” law, public law 2004, chapter 19 (NJSA 19:44A-20.4-5 et seq);
and

        WHEREAS, the Township Committee has chosen the Fair and Open Process for the
selection of professionals, who will be paid $17,500 or more during the course of a year, which
requires a the advertising of a request for proposal from any interested party for the various
professional services on the Township’s website; and

       WHEREAS, there exists a need for a Consultant to prepare the Housing Element and
Fair Share Plan under Round 3 requirements for the Council on Affordable Housing (COAH);
and

      WHEREAS, a notice of advertisement for proposals was prepared and advertised on
September 29, 2006; and

       WHEREAS, proposals were opened and read on October 20, 2006 at 10:00 AM which
was the time and place as provided for in the advertisement for proposal entitled “Planning
Consultant to Prepare a Housing Element and Fair Share Plan”; and

       WHEREAS, five (5) proposals were received from the following:

                      a)   Banisch Associates, Inc.
                      b)   Melvin/Kernan Development Strategies
                      c)   Clarke Caton Hintz
                      d)   Maser Consulting, PA
                      e)   Birdsall Engineering, Inc.

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       WHEREAS, upon an evaluation of the proposals by the Township Administrator and
the Township Planner and the recommendation by the Township’s Special Counsel on
Affordable Housing Matters Andy Bayer of the firm Gluck, Walrath & Luciano, LLP, the
Township Committee has decided to award the contract for “Professional Services” to Jennifer
C. Beahm, PP, AICP of Birdsall Engineering, Inc. for the year 2007 pursuant to the proposal
dated October 19, 2006 in an amount not to exceed $28,500 for a Housing Element and Fair
Share Plan and pursuant to the addendum dated November 8, 2006 in an amount not to
exceed $5,800 for ordinances for a total amount not to exceed $34,300.00; and

        WHEREAS, funds are available and have been certified as such by the Chief Financial
Officer, said certification is attached to this resolution; and

       WHEREAS, the Local Public Contracts Law (N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1 et seq.) and the New
Jersey Local Unit Pay to Play Law (N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4-5 et. seq.) requires that the resolution
authorizing the award of contracts for “Professional Services” without competitive bid but
through the Fair and Open Selection Process must be publicly advertised.

        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township
of Hillsborough, County of Somerset, State of New Jersey as follows:

       1. The Mayor and Township Clerk are hereby authorized to execute a Professional
          Services Contract with Jennifer Beahm, PP, AICP of Birdsall Engineering, Inc. as
          Consultant to prepare a Housing Element and Fair Share Plan as required under
          Round 3 requirements for the Council on Affordable Housing (COAH) in an
          amount not to exceed $28,500 for a Housing Element and Fair Share Plan plus
          $5,800 for ordinances for a total amount not to exceed $34,300.00 pursuant to the
          proposal dated October 19, 2006 and the addendum dated November 8, 2006.

       2. This contract is awarded, without competitive bidding, through the Fair and Open
          Selection Process as “Professional Services” in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:11-
          5(1)a of the Local Public Contracts Law and the New Jersey Local Unit Pay to Play
          Law (N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4-5 et. seq.) because these services will be performed by
          persons authorized by law to practice a recognized profession, whose practice is
          regulated by law, the performance of which service requires knowledge of an
          advance type in a field of learning acquired by a prolonged formal course of
          specialized instructions as distinguished from general academic instruction or
          apprenticeship and training.

       3. The Mayor and Township Clerk are hereby authorized to execute the Township’s
          standard form of agreement for “Professional Services” and any modifications
          thereto and related constituent documents as may be found acceptable by the
          Township Committee.

       4. A notice of this action shall be printed once in the official Township newspaper.

        Deputy Mayor Ferrera said that this consideration is an example of the value of the Fair
and Open process. The Township received five proposals ranging from $25,000 to $65,000 for
these services. Following the interview process, Jennifer Beahm from Birdsall Engineering was
recommended by the Township’s Special Counsel on Affordable Housing Matters and the
Township Administrator.

        Committeeman Drake thanked Administrator Davis and Planner Ringelheim for
interviewing the bidders for this contract. He said that Ms. Beahm will bring the experience
and energy needed to assist the Township with its COAH plan. He said that the Township


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faces a substantial obligation regarding affordable housing and that Ms. Beahm possesses the
expertise needed.

        Drake: “It is important that we hire the right people to help us with our COAH plan. I
met with Jennifer recently just before this meeting and I see her credentials are excellent and
she really will bring the energy we need to this issue. It’s a very tough issue to tackle< the
obligation that the Township now faces with respect to affordable housing, it’s pretty
staggering and I think we do need some qualified expertise and Jennifer will bring that to the
Township. She’s worked in many other municipalities and dealt with very tough COAH
issues so I think she will bring some great ideas with her and I look forward to working with
her.

       Upon motion by Committeeman Drake, seconded by Committeeman Wagner, the
aforesaid resolution was unanimously approved upon call of the roll.


   5. Resolution authorizing the Township Administrator/Clerk to establish an out of state
      benefits network wrap plan with Beech Street, in conjunction with the Consumer
                                   Health Network Plan

       WHEREAS, on November 14, 2006, by way of Resolution, the Township Committee
authorized the Township to withdraw from Beech Street and change to HCPC/ Consumer
Health Network (CHN) for employee health coverage; and

        WHEREAS, the Township desires to offer its out of state health coverage participants a
wrap plan with Beech Street, the Township’s current healthcare provider, as to guarantee that
all doctors who are currently being utilized in the Beech Street network and not in the CHN
network can still be utilized.

        WHEREAS, this out of state benefits network wrap plan with Beech Street will be
established in conjunction with the CHN at a cost of $4.00 a month per employee.

        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township
of Hillsborough, County of Somerset, State of New Jersey that it does hereby authorize the
Township Administrator/Clerk to establish an out of state benefits network wrap plan with
Beech Street, in conjunction with the Consumer Health Network Plan.



        Upon motion by Committeeman Wagner, seconded by Committeewoman Nisivoccia,
the aforesaid resolution was unanimously approved upon call of the roll.



 6. Resolution authorizing the Mayor and the Township Administrator/Clerk to execute an
     agreement between Leonard P. and Jean Kass and the Township of Hillsborough


       Deputy Mayor Ferrera said that this resolution is being held at this time.



         7. Resolution approving participation with the State of New Jersey in a Safe and
           Secure Communities Program administered by the Division of Criminal Justice,
                              Department of Law and Public Safety.



        WHEREAS, the Hillsborough Township Police Department wishes to apply for a
project under the Safe and Secure Communities Program; and
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       WHEREAS, the Hillsborough Township Committee has reviewed the application and
has approved said request; and

        WHEREAS, the project is a joint effort between the Department of Law and Public
Safety and the Applicant Local Unit of Government, for the purpose described in the
application.

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Township Committee of the
Township of Hillsborough, County of Somerset, State of New Jersey that:

       1. As a matter of public policy the Applicant’s Unit of Government wishes to
          participate to the fullest extent possible with the Department of Law and Public
          Safety.
       2. The Attorney General of New jersey will receive funds on behalf of the Applicant.
       3. The Division of Criminal Justice shall be responsible for the receipt and review of
          the applications for said funds.
       4. The Division of Criminal Justice shall initiate allocations to the applicant as
          authorized by law.

       Deputy Mayor Ferrera said that the Township has received $60,000 annually for the
past few years from utilizing this strategy for securing our schools grant program. These
funds have been used to help fund the school resource officer program. This resolution
approves the application to continue this program and is recommended by the Police Chief.

        Upon motion by Committeeman Wagner, seconded by Committeewoman Nisivoccia,
the aforesaid resolution was unanimously approved upon call of the roll.

                   8. Resolution approving various 2006 budget transfers

      WHEREAS, N.J.S.A. 40A:4-58 allows for appropriation transfers during the last 2
months of a budget fiscal year when there is a need for these transfers; and

      WHEREAS, there is a need to do appropriation transfers between appropriations in the
2006 Municipal Budget;

        NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township
of Hillsborough that the Chief Finance Officer be authorized to make transfers between the
following appropriations in the 2006 Budget:

TO:      Group Insurance                  OE            733          350,000.00

FROM:    Assessors                        SW            710           25,000.00
         Assessors                        OE            710           10,000.00
         Legal                            OE            712           30,000.00
         Police                           SW            745          150,000.00
         Public Works                     SW            765          100,000.00
         Recycling                        OE            774           10,000.00
         Social Services                  SW            345           15,000.00
         Health                           SW            785           10,000.00
                                                                     350,000.00




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        Upon motion by Committeewoman Nisivoccia, seconded by Committeeman Wagner,
the aforesaid resolution was unanimously approved upon call of the roll.



                                              CONSENTS

       Mayor Suraci offered the following consent agenda:


          1. Resolution approving an application for a bingo license by the Manville-
             Hillsborough B.P.O.E. #2119 for bingos being held on various dates in 2007


WHEREAS, an application for a bingo license has been filed by Manville-Hillsborough B.P.O.E.
#2119 for bingos being held on the following dates in 2007:

                     January                           July
                     4th ,11th ,18th ,25th             12th, 19th, 26th
                     February                          August
                     1st , 8th , 15th , 22nd           2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
                     March                             September
                     1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th        6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
                     April                             October
                     5th, 12th, 19th, 26th             4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
                     May                               November
                     3rd ,10th ,17th, 24th             1st, 8th, 15th, 29th
                     June                              December
                     7th, 14th, 21st, 28th             6th, 13th, 20th, 27th


       WHEREAS, the submitted application form is complete in all respects.

       NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township of
Hillsborough, County of Somerset, State of New Jersey that it hereby approves the application
for Bingo License #1036 to Manville-Hillsborough B.P.OE. #2119 for bingos being held on the
above dates.


    2. Resolution approving an application for a raffle license by Sunnymeade Home and
                   School Association for a raffle being held on April 13, 2007

       WHEREAS, an application for a raffle license has been filed by Sunnymead Home and
School Association for a raffle being held on April 13, 2007; and

       WHEREAS, the submitted application form is complete in all respects.

        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township of
Hillsborough, County of Somerset, State of New Jersey that it hereby approves the application
for Raffle License #1037 to Sunnymead Home and School Association for a raffle being held on
April 13, 2007.



     3.   Resolution approving an application for a bingo license by Mary Mother of God
                       Church for bingos being held on various date in 2007




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      WHEREAS, an application for a bingo license has been filed by Mary Mother of God
Church for bingos being held on the following dates in 2007:



                            March 23rd                  April 27th

                             June 22nd               September 28th


       WHEREAS, the submitted application form is complete in all respects.

       NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township of
Hillsborough, County of Somerset, State of New Jersey that it hereby approves the application
for Bingo License #1040 to Mary Mother of God Church for bingos being held on the above
dates.


     4. Resolution authorizing a refund of tax overpayments in the amount of $16,087.47

       WHEREAS, several real property tax payers overpaid their real property taxes and;

       WHEREAS, the Tax Collector has received proof of such payments after
correspondence with said property owners.

       NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Township Committee, of the
Township of Hillsborough, County of Somerset, State of New Jersey, the Tax Collector is
hereby authorized to refund said amounts to the property owner. Total, $16,087.47, total
properties, 12.
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   Block          Lot         Name                           Amount Qtr            Year

   149.16          14         Sluka, Kevin                      132.15   4th       2006
    151          12.86        DiGirolomo, Nicholas              250.00   4th       2006
   151.15          90         LSI Tax Service                 1,497.22   4th       2006
   153.09     3302 Condo      Simon, Rodney                     278.57   2nd       2006
    169           5.02        Lanwin Development Corp.        5,716.07   1st/2nd   2006
    169           6.03        Thompson, Bryce                 1,078.18   1st/2nd   2006
    169            21         Lanwin Development Corp.          680.50   1st/2nd   2006
    173          36.A         LSI Tax Service                 1,992.83   4th       2006
   200.B           31         Western Tampa, LLC                 24.79   1st/2nd   2006
    205            10         Country Classics                4,029.67   1st/2nd   2006
    205      26.03 QFarm      Riverside II, LLC                 380.29   1st/2nd   2006
    205      28.04 Q Farm     Moskal, Jill                       27.20   1st/2nd   2006



       Upon motion by Committeeman Wagner, seconded by Committeewoman Nisivoccia,
the consent items were unanimously approved upon call of the roll.




                                         CLAIMS LIST

       Mayor Suraci presented Claims List 2006-21.


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       Upon motion by Committeewoman Nisivoccia, seconded by Committeeman Drake,
Claims List 2006-21 was unanimously approved upon call of the roll.



                                     EXECUTIVE SESSION


                              EXECUTIVE SESSION RESOLUTION

       Upon motion by Committeeman Wagner, seconded by Committeeman Drake, the
following resolution was unanimously adopted upon call of the roll.


      WHEREAS, Section 8 of the Open Public Meetings Act (N.J.S.A. 10:4-12 (b) (1-9),
Chapter 231, P.L. 1975, permits the exclusion of the public from a meeting in certain
circumstances; and

       WHEREAS, the Township Committee is of the opinion that such circumstances exist;

        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township
of Hillsborough in the County of Somerset, State of New Jersey, as follows:

       1. The public shall be excluded from discussion of and action upon the hereinafter
          specified subject matters.

       2. The general nature of the subject matter to be discussed is as follows:

            a. PBA Negotiations
            b. Property Sale: Block 164, Lots 7 & 9 (Kanach Farm)

       3. The Township Committee may take official action on those items discussed in
          Executive Session upon completion of the Executive Session.

       4. The minutes of the discussions shall be made available to the public as soon as the
          matters under discussion are no longer of a confidential or sensitive nature.

       5. This Resolution shall take effect immediately.



       Executive Session commenced at 8:00 p.m.

         Committeeman Wagner motioned to come out of executive session at 8:35 p.m.; said
motion was seconded by Committeewoman Nisivoccia and unanimously adopted upon the
call of the roll.

                                            ADJOURNMENT

       Upon motion by Committeeman Drake, seconded by Committeeman Wagner, the
meeting duly adjourned at 8:36 p.m. Said motion carried unanimously upon voice vote.

Attested:



Kevin P. Davis, RMC
Township Clerk

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