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					                                                             August 21, 2007
                                                             Regular Meeting

The Regular Meeting of the Evesham Township Council was called to
order by Mayor Brown at 6:35p.m.    The meeting was held in the
Meeting Room of the Evesham Township Municipal Complex at 984
Tuckerton Road, Marlton, NJ 08053.

Flag Salute.

Mayor Brown announced that the meeting was being held in accordance
with the Open Public Meetings Act. Notice was sent to The Central
Record and The Burlington County Times, posted on the Bulletin Board
and sent to those who requested notification.

ROLL CALL: Present: Brown, McKenna, Sarcone, Schmidt, Mayor Brown
      Also Present: Deputy Township Manager Morley, Township
                    Solicitor Ruggierio, Township Engineer Rehmann,
                    Township Clerk Bonfrisco, Deputy Township Clerk
                    Friddell

PROCLAMATIONS
Support Our Troops and Veteran’s Night – August 25, 2007
Mayor Brown read the proclamation into the record and presented same
to Mr. George Tencza, representing the Last Patrol and Mike Drummond
of the Yellow Ribbon Club.

Mr. Tencza     informed   the   public   regarding   the   upcoming   Veteran’s
Night.

Mayor Brown thanked the Yellow Ribbon Club for their work in the
community and asked everyone to show their support at the event.

Resolution No. 214-2007 – Resolution Authorizing the Sale of
Township Property to Veterans Haven (Keys & Title Presented)
Deputy Township Manager Morley thanked Public Works Superintendent
Bill Cromie for putting together the program with the NJ Veterans
Haven to donate one surplus police vehicle.

Mr. Sauselein of the NJ Veterans Haven thanked Mayor and Council for
their support of the program.

On motion by Councilman Brown, seconded by Deputy Mayor Schmidt, it
was moved to adopt Resolution No. 214-2007.

Recorded Vote: Aye: Brown, McKenna, Sarcone, Schmidt, Mayor Brown
              Naye: XXX
           Abstain: XXX

Motion Carried: 5-0.
                                                                  August 21, 2007

Councilwoman Sarcone thanked Mr. Cromie for his work.

Councilman   McKenna   stated   it   was   a   great   way   to    pay   back   the
veterans.

Councilman Brown thanked Mr. Cromie and acknowledged Mr. Cromie’s
son who is currently serving in the military and stationed in
Afghanistan.

Deputy Mayor Schmidt thanked Mr. Cromie and all veterans.

Mayor Brown, together with Councilman McKenna, presented the keys
and title to Mr. Sauselein of NJ Veterans Haven.

Preliminary Public Comment
Janine Lang, Knightswood Drive, in regard to Ordinance No. 17-8-2007
thanked Council for issuing permit parking in the K-section of Brush
Hollow.

Charles Allbee, Knightswood Drive, also thanked Council regarding
Ordinance No. 17-8-2007.

Joe Howarth, 27 Erindale Drive, member of Recreation Advisory
Committee, in response to proposed abolishment of committee, wished
to go on record that he believed the Recreation Advisory Committee
to   have  filed   a  report   every   month  and   that they  made
recommendations to Council, which were not acted upon by Council.
He stated that the committee would work with new Council and
administrator and that recreation is for all citizens.

George Tencza, 10 Kennington Road, requested                 clarification       of
ordinance number regarding permit parking.

Renee’ Koubiadis, Citizens’ Campaign, commended Council on their
model Pay-to-Play ordinance.   In response to Council’s inquiry at
the meeting of August 7, 2007, Ms. Koubiadis provided statistics
regarding cost-effectiveness of pay-to-play ordinances and addressed
Evesham as being the first municipality in Burlington County to
adopt true pay-to-play reform.

Steven Couitt, 1820 Jefferson Avenue, expressed concern over a 70ft
dead tree; which, should Council adopt Ordinance No. 19-8-2007,
would become his property.

Township Solicitor Ruggierio stated that Council can take it into
consideration and explained the twenty day estoppel period before an
ordinance becomes effective.
                                                     August 21, 2007
Deputy Mayor Schmidt inquired if the Township could evaluate the
tree and, if necessary, remove it prior to the effective date of the
ordinance.

Deputy Township Manager Morley stated that he will have the Public
Works Department evaluate the tree.

Joe Barbogiavanni, 21 Florence Avenue, stated he was glad Council
adopted pay-to-play and inquired if there was a penalty to
politicians who accept contributions.

Township Solicitor Ruggierio stated that there would be political
consequence to such an action but that it is not legally possible to
enforce those restrictions via fines.

Councilman Brown informed Mr. Barbogiavanni that an affidavit of
contribution would be required for all candidates.

On motion by Deputy Mayor Schmidt it was moved to        move   public
comment on the Marlton Circle forward on the agenda.

Recorded Vote: Aye: Brown, McKenna, Sarcone, Schmidt, Brown
              Naye: XXX
           Abstain: XXX

Motion Carried 5-0.

Lynn O’Connell, 1201 Roberts Lane, reviewed the history of the
Marlton Circle reconstruction plans.    She stated her opposition to
the overpass plan and provided a petition of 145 signatures against
the overpass.     She requested Council consider rescinding the
Resolution which supported the overpass plan.

Terry   Shirley-Summerhayes,  2   George   Bingham  Road,   described
anticipated problems with proposed overpass and provided copies of
photos from DOT.   She suggested a four way intersection with smart
lights, together with a plan for pedestrian and bikeway paths.

Gerry Bontempo, 319 Brandywine Drive, read email from residents of
the Orchards and Heritage Village against the overpass.  He stated
that at a council meeting of March 2006 he expressed concern over
the proposed overpass.

David Parker of 18 Lakeview Lane in Cherry Hill, NJ, read email from
residents of the Vineyards opposing the overpass plan.

Mayor Brown informed Ms. O’Connell that on Thursday morning members
of Council would meet with the Commissioner of the Department of
Transportation in Trenton to discuss status of DOT plans for the
circle reconstruction project.
                                                               August 21, 2007

He thanked everyone for their time and information.

Councilwoman Sarcone thanked Ms. O’Connell.   She stated that the
resolution of support was required to prevent federal funding from
being withheld.

Councilman McKenna expressed concern over side road impact during
construction.  He inquired if Council had the ability to stop the
project.

Township Solicitor Ruggierio stated he would need to further study
the question; however, he explained that the roads are State roads
and that Council can only endorse a plan.

Councilman Brown stated that when meeting with                      DOT,   Evesham
representatives will be in a “fact finding mode”.

Deputy Mayor    Schmidt   thanked   Ms.   O’Connell     for   the     grass-roots
effort.

There being    no   further   comments,   preliminary    public      comment    was
closed.

ORDINANCES – SECOND READING
ORDINANCE NO. 17-8-2007 – AMENDING THE CODE             OF    THE    TOWNSHIP    OF
EVESHAM – CHAPTER 150 “VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC”

Mayor Brown opened the Public Hearing.

There being no comments, public hearing was closed.

On motion by Councilwoman Sarcone, seconded by Deputy Mayor Schmidt,
it was moved to adopt Ordinance No. 17-8-2007 on second and final
reading and that it be published according to law.

Council Comments:    Councilman McKenna encouraged communication to
the Juniors at Cherokee High School, advising of the ordinance.

Councilman Brown inquired if warnings would be provided.

Deputy Township Manager Morley stated that regulations would                    be
posted and the Police Department feels the ordinance should                     be
enforced immediately after September 12.

Deputy Mayor Schmidt thanked Ms. Lang for her efforts in bringing
the situation to Council’s attention.

Mayor Brown agreed, thanking        Ms.   Lang   for   assisting      Council   in
addressing a safety issue.
                                                           August 21, 2007

Recorded Vote: AYE: Brown, McKenna, Sarcone, Schmidt, Mayor Brown
              NAYE: XXX
           ABSTAIN: XXX

Motion Carried: 5-0.

ORDINANCE NO. 18-8-2007 – AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF EVESHAM
REPEALING CODE SECTION 3-65 AND THEREBY ABOLISHING THE EVESHAM
TOWNSHIP RECREATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Mayor Brown opened the Public Hearing.

There being no comments, public hearing was closed.

On motion by Councilman Brown, seconded by Deputy Mayor Schmidt, it
was moved to adopt Ordinance No. 18-8-2007 on second and final
reading and that it be published according to law.

Council Comments:     Councilwoman   Sarcone   expressed    opposition   to
abolishing the committee.

Councilman McKenna stated he appreciated Mr. Howarth’s prior
comments; however the committee did not have a good structure to
address long term plans.

Councilman Brown stated that there are immediate concerns now and
they should be working towards long term planning.

Deputy Mayor Schmidt stated that the abolishment of the committee
was based on purpose and process, not the people.

Recorded Vote: AYE: Brown, McKenna, Schmidt, Mayor Brown
              NAYE: Sarcone
           ABSTAIN: XXX

Motion Carried: 4-1.

ORDINANCE NO. 19-8-2007 – AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF EVESHAM
VACATING PUBLIC RIGHTS IN A PAPER STREET BEING A PORTION OF 9TH
STREET IN THE PINE GROVE SECTION OF THE TOWNSHIP BUT EXPRESSLY
RESERVING EASEMENT RIGHTS FOR THE PLACEMENT, REPAIR, REPLACEMENT,
UPGRADING AND MAINTENANCE OF LINES AND FACILITIES IN FAVOR OF THE
TOWNSHIP OF EVESHAM, THE EVESHAM MUNICIPAL UTILITIES AUTHORITY AND
OTHER PUBLIC UTILITY COMPANIES INCLUDING CABLE TELEVISION, FIBER-
OPTIC AND/OR OTHER COMMUNICATION PROVIDERS

Mayor Brown opened the Public Hearing.

There being no comments, public hearing was closed.
                                                      August 21, 2007

On motion by Deputy Mayor Schmidt, seconded by Councilman McKenna,
it was moved to adopt Ordinance No. 19-8-2007 on second and final
reading and that it be published according to law.

Council Comments: Councilwoman Sarcone, in response to Mr. Couitt’s
concerns, inquired on Township’s direction with tree removal.

Councilman McKenna stated that if the tree was found to be in
hazardous condition it would be removed prior to close of the twenty
day estoppel period.

Recorded Vote: AYE: Brown, McKenna, Sarcone, Schmidt, Mayor Brown
              NAYE: XXX
           ABSTAIN: XXX

Motion Carried: 5-0.

ORDINANCES – FIRST READING
ORDINANCE NO. 20-9-2007 – AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF EVESHAM
AMENDING TOWNSHIP CODE CHAPTER 27 THEREOF ENACTING AND IMPOSING “PAY
TO PLAY” REFORMS WHICH WILL DISALLOW CONTRACTS BETWEEN THE TOWNSHIP
OF EVESHAM AND PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS ENTITIES MAKING CERTAIN
POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS AND WHICH WILL WHOLLY DISALLOW PROFESSIONAL
BUSINESS ENTITIES UNDER EXISTING CONTRACTS FROM CONTRIBUTING
POLITICALLY OR SOLICITING CONTRIBUTIONS AT THE MUNICIPAL LEVEL

On motion by Deputy Mayor Schmidt, seconded by Councilman Brown, it
was moved to approve Ordinance No. 20-9-2007 on first reading and
that second reading and public hearing would take place on September
11, 2007.

Council Comments: Councilwoman Sarcone suggested strengthening the
ordinance to revert back two years and PAC contributors be denied
contracts as well.

Councilman McKenna stated he wants Evesham to continue to select
good partners and expressed concern over potential limiting of the
number of vendors, many of whom are well qualified.

Township Solicitor Ruggierio explained that Councilman McKenna
expressed legitimate concerns.    Larger qualified firms are often
eliminated from contracting due to contributions; however, he stated
a balance can be obtained with provisions to affect Evesham only,
not State wide contributions.

Councilman Brown stated the ordinance keeps all candidates on a
level playing field.
                                                     August 21, 2007
Deputy Mayor Schmidt thanked Council, Renee’ Koubiadis and Mr.
Ruggierio for their work, stating the ordinance is what is best for
Evesham.

Mayor Brown thanked Deputy Mayor Schmidt, Councilman Brown and Mr.
Ruggierio for their work.

Recorded Vote: AYE: Brown, McKenna, Sarcone, Schmidt, Mayor Brown
              NAYE: XXX
           ABSTAIN: XXX

Motion Carried: 5-0.

ORDINANCE NO. 21-9-2007 – AN ORDINANCE REMOVING CERTAIN PROPERTY
FROM THE EVESHAM TOWNSHIP CULTURAL RESOURCE INVENTORY LIST OF
HISTORIC PROPERTIES

On motion by Deputy Mayor Schmidt, seconded by Councilman Brown, it
was moved to approve Ordinance No. 21-9-2007 on first reading and
that second reading and public hearing would take place on September
11, 2007.

Council Comments: Deputy Mayor Schmidt stated that as a resident of
Colt’s Run, this would be a good improvement for the community.

Recorded Vote: Aye: Brown, McKenna, Sarcone, Schmidt, Mayor Brown
              NAYE: XXX
           ABSTAIN: XXX

Motion Carried: 5-0.

RESOLUTIONS:
RESOLUTION NO. 215-2007 – RESOLUTION IMPOSING SPECIAL TRAFFIC
REGULATION TO RESTRICT PARKING ON PHOENIX ROAD FOR A PERIOD OF
NINETY DAYS
On motion by Councilman Brown, seconded by Councilman McKenna, it
was moved to adopt Resolution No. 215-2007.

Council Comments: Township Solicitor Ruggierio stated that this
resolution allows for 90 day temporary restrictions and that Council
can consider permanent solutions.

Councilman Brown thanked Mayor Brown        for   his   quick   work   in
addressing the problem at Evesboro Downs.

Recorded Vote: AYE: Brown, McKenna, Sarcone, Schmidt, Mayor Brown
              NAYE: XXX
           ABSTAIN: XXX

Motion Carried: 5-0.
                                                      August 21, 2007

RESOLUTION NO. 216-2007 – APPOINTMENT OF CHIEF MUNICIPAL PROSECUTOR
AND DEPUTY MUNICIPAL PROSECUTOR
On motion by Deputy Mayor Schmidt, seconded by Councilman Brown, it
was moved to adopt Resolution No. 216-2007, inserting the names Dean
Buono and Mike Silvanio.

Recorded Vote: Aye: Brown, McKenna, Schmidt, Mayor Brown
              Naye: Sarcone
           Abstain: XXX

Motion Carried 4-1.

RESOLUTION NO. 217-2007 – AWARD OF CONTRACT – MEMORIAL PARK ACCESS
DRIVE PAVING PROJECT – BLOCK 44, LOTS 5,6,7,8 & 11.01

On motion by Councilman McKenna, seconded by Deputy Mayor Schmidt,
it was moved to adopt Resolution No. 217-2007.

Council Comments:    Deputy Mayor Schmidt inquired it funding was
previously approved in Capital Budget.

Deputy Township Manager Morley confirmed.

Recorded Vote: Aye: Brown, McKenna, Sarcone, Schmidt, Mayor Brown
              Naye: XXX
           Abstain: XXX

Motion Carried 5-0.

RESOLUTION NO. 218-2007 – AMENDMENT TO CONTRACT FOR 2005 ROAD
PROGRAM – PHASE II (N.LOCUST AVENUE, S. LOCUST AVENUE, EVANS ROAD,
MILL PARK LANE, COUNTRY CLUB LANE, STONE MOUNTAIN LANE, COLONY TRAIL
AND EVESHAM AVENUE) – CONTRACT NO. 2006-2 AND AUTHORIZATION OF
CHANGE ORDER NO. 2 WITH RESPECT THERETO

On motion by Deputy Mayor Schmidt, seconded by Councilwoman Sarcone,
it was moved to adopt Resolution No. 218-2007.

Council Comments:     none

Recorded Vote: Aye: Brown, McKenna, Sarcone, Schmidt, Mayor Brown
              Naye: XXX
           Abstain: XXX

Motion Carried 5-0.

Councilman Brown requested separation of    Resolution     No.   219-2007
through 224-2007 from the consent agenda.
                                                      August 21, 2007

RESOLUTION NO. 219-2007 – RESOLUTION RATIFYING CONTRACT WITH EVESHAM
TOWNSHIP PLANNING BOARD SOLICITOR
Township Solicitor Ruggierio stated that both the Planning Board and
Zoning Board can make appointments and award contracts.    He stated
that Evesham, as a Faulkner Act Community, ratifies those awards
with a resolution to maintain uniformity.

On motion by Councilman McKenna, seconded by Councilwoman Sarcone,
it was moved to adopt Resolution No. 219-2007.

Council Comments: Councilman McKenna inquired who has the right to
negotiate the contract.

Township Solicitor Ruggierio explained that Municipal Land Use Law
allows the Planning and Zoning Boards the right to make their own
contracts.

Councilman  Brown   stated  that   the  Zoning  Board   interviewed
applicants; however, he was displeased that the Planning Board did
not. He stated that interviewing should be part of the application
process.

Deputy Mayor Schmidt agreed that the Boards should follow the lead
of Council and conduct interviews.

Mayor Brown and Councilwoman Sarcone agreed that interviewing is
part of the Fair and Open process.

Councilman McKenna questioned whether RFPs were submitted.

Councilman Brown indicated they were.

Township Solicitor Ruggierio stated that the requirements of a Fair
and Open process requires submitting of proposal with specific
criteria, which is made available to the public.

Councilman Brown requested topic of fair and open process for future
worksession meeting.

Recorded Vote: Aye: Brown, McKenna, Sarcone, Schmidt, Mayor Brown
              Naye: XXX
           Abstain: XXX

Motion Carried 5-0.

RESOLUTION NO. 220-2007 – RESOLUTION RATIFYING CONTRACT WITH EVESHAM
TOWNSHIP PLANNING BOARD ENGINEER

RESOLUTION NO. 221-2007 – RESOLUTION RATIFYING CONTRACT WITH EVESHAM
TOWNSHIP PLANNING BOARD PLANNER
                                                     August 21, 2007

RESOLUTION NO. 222-2007 – RESOLUTION RATIFYING CONTRACT WITH EVESHAM
TOWNSHIP PLANNING BOARD TRAFFIC ENGINEER

RESOLUTION NO. 223-2007 – RESOLUTION RATIFYING CONTRACT WITH EVESHAM
TOWNSHIP PLANNING BOARD ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANT

RESOLUTION NO. 224-2007 – RESOLUTION RATIFYING CONTRACT WITH EVESHAM
TOWNSHIP PLANNING BOARD ARCHEOLOGICAL CONSULTANT

On motion by Councilman McKenna, seconded by Councilwoman Sarcone,
it was moved to adopt Resolution Nos. 220-2007 through 224-2007.

Recorded Vote: Aye: McKenna, Sarcone, Mayor Brown
              Naye: Schmidt
           Abstain: Brown

Motion Carried 3-1-1.

CONSENT AGENDA
RESOLUTION NO. 225-2007 – RESOLUTION RATIFYING CONTRACT WITH EVESHAM
TOWNSHIP ZONING BOARD SOLICITOR

RESOLUTION NO. 226-2007 – RESOLUTION RATIFYING CONTRACT WITH EVESHAM
TOWNSHIP ZONING BOARD ENGINEER

RESOLUTION NO. 227-2007 – RESOLUTION RATIFYING CONTRACT WITH EVESHAM
TOWNSHIP ZONING BOARD PLANNER

RESOLUTION NO. 228-2007 – RESOLUTION RATIFYING CONTRACT WITH EVESHAM
TOWNSHIP ZONING BOARD TRAFFIC ENGINEER

RESOLUTION NO. 229-2007 – RESOLUTION RATIFYING CONTRACT WITH EVESHAM
TOWNSHIP ZONING BOARD ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANT

RESOLUTION NO. 230-2007 – RESOLUTION RATIFYING CONTRACT WITH EVESHAM
TOWNSHIP ZONING BOARD ARCHEOLOGICAL CONSULTANT

RESOLUTION NO. 231-2007 – RESOLUTION RATIFYING CONTRACT WITH EVESHAM
TOWNSHIP ZONING BOARD CONFLICT ATTORNEY

RESOLUTION NO. 232-2007 – RESOLUTION RATIFYING CONTRACT WITH EVESHAM
TOWNSHIP ZONING BOARD CONFLICT ENGINEER

RESOLUTION NO. 233-2007 – RESOLUTION RATIFYING CONTRACT WITH EVESHAM
TOWNSHIP ZONING BOARD CONFLICT PLANNER

RESOLUTION NO. 234-2007 – INSERTION OF SPECIAL ITEMS OF REVENUE IN
THE BUDGET, CHAPTER 159, P.L. 1948 – TRANSPORTATION DEMAND
MANAGEMENT GRANT PROGRAM - $3,500.00 – ALCOHOL IMPAIRED DRIVING
PREVENTION PROGRAM - $5,000.00
                                                        August 21, 2007

RESOLUTION NO. 235-2007 – RELEASE OF PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE –
GREENTREE PLACE II (PUMP IT UP) – BLOCK 2.06, LOT 7 (8 STOW ROAD –
BUILDING NO. 7) – ON-SITE IMPROVEMENTS

RESOLUTION NO. 236-2007 – RELEASE OF PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE – CHAMPPS
PATIO ADDITION – BLOCK 24.21, LOT 2 (MARLTON CROSSING CNETER) –ON-
SITE IMPROVEMENTS

RESOLUTION NO. 237-2007 – RELEASE OF MAINTENANCE (CASH) GUARANTEE –
BASEMAN SITE – PHASE 6 (INGLIS HOUSE) – BLOCK 18.02, LOT 1 –
LANDSCAPING

RESOLUTION NO. 238-2007 – RELEASE OF FOUR (4) YEAR MAINTENANCE
GUARANTEE (LETTER OF CREDIT) – BRIARWOOD – SECTION 6 – STORM WATER
MANAGEMENT IMPROVEMENTS

RESOLUTION NO. 239-2007 – RELEASE OF FOUR (4) YEAR MAINTENANCE
GUARANTEE (LETTER OF CREDIT) – BRIARWOOD – SECTION 7 – STORM WATER
MANAGEMENT IMPROVEMENTS

RESOLUTION NO. 240-2007 – RELEASE OF FOUR (4) YEAR MAINTENANCE
GUARANTEE (LETTER OF CREDIT) – BRIARWOOD – SECTION 8 – STORM WATER
MANAGEMENT IMPROVEMENTS

RESOLUTION NO. 241-2007 – RELEASE OF FOUR (4) YEAR MAINTENANCE
GUARANTEE (LETTER OF CREDIT) – BRIARWOOD – SECTION 9 – STORM WATER
MANAGEMENT IMPROVEMENTS

RESOLUTION NO. 242-2007 – REJECTION OF REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF
PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE – LAKE CENTER EXECUTIVE PARK – PHASE III –
SECTION 4 – BLOCK 5, LOTS 2.01 & 2.02 – LANDSCAPING IMPROVEMENTS

RESOLUTION NO. 243-2007 – REJECTION OF REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF
PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE – LAKE CENTER EXECUTIVE PARK – PHASE III –
SECTION 5 – BLOCK 5, LOTS 2.01 & 2.02 – LANDSCAPING IMPROVEMENTS

MOTIONS:
Approval of Bingo Application BA No. 3-07
Marlton’s Woman’s Club
Bingo – Gibson House – October 14, 2007
Proceeds to Benefit Scholarships for Township Schools

Approval of   Raffle Application RA No. 27-07
St. Joan of   Arc School PTA
Off-Premise   Super 50/50 – November 10, 2007
St. Joan of   Arc School
Proceeds to   Benefit PTA School Fund
                                                    August 21, 2007
On motion by Deputy Mayor Schmidt, seconded by Councilman McKenna,
it was moved to adopt consent agenda items Resolution No. 225-2007
through 243-2007 including motions.

Recorded Vote: Aye: Brown, McKenna, Sarcone, Schmidt, Mayor Brown
              Naye: XXX
           Abstain: XXX

Motion Carried: 5-0.

Mayor Brown   called   recess   at   8:46p.m.   Council   reconvened   at
9:00p.m.

WORK SESSION:
   1.   MRC Proposal – Lighting Soccer Fields at Memorial
Pete Bussam, 13 Mayville Avenue, representing the Marlton Recreation
Council, informed Council that the MRC has used lighting equipment
available to be installed on a Township field and would only need to
look to the Township for assistance with electrical.

Deputy Township Manager Morley stated that work exceeding $11,000 on
Township owned property would be subject to paying prevailing wage.

He requested authorization to contact Township Recreation Engineers
CME for a proposal for total cost for project.

Township Solicitor Ruggierio expressed concern over non-township
employees doing work on Township property, with using old/used
equipment and the need to adhere to the bid threshold.

Mr. Bussam offered to provide materials and volunteer help.

Discussion followed on liability of utilizing volunteers on public
land, prevailing wage and insurance requirements.

On motion by Deputy Mayor Schmidt, seconded by Councilwoman Sarcone
it was moved to authorize CME to prepare a plan, cost-estimates and
engineering fees for lighting soccer fields.

Recorded Vote: Aye: Brown, McKenna, Sarcone, Schmidt, Mayor Brown
              Naye: XXX
           Abstain: XXX

Motion Carried 5-0.

Jeff Barnett, 3 Laurel Lane, stated that he came before Council 5
years ago with a similar plan and that same problems were expressed.

2. Changing Meeting Time to 6:00p.m. and Changing Order of Meeting
Discussion Followed.
                                                          August 21, 2007

Consensus of Council to leave meeting time at 6:30p.m. and to change
order of meeting to have Work Session Items appear first on agenda,
limiting them to three items, except for emergencies.

PUBLIC COMMENT
Blackwell Albertson, Evesham Tax Assessor, informed Council that DOT
is currently obtaining property to proceed with Marlton Circle
reconstruction project.

Councilman Brown requested a list of those properties.

Joe Barbogiavanni, 21 Florence Avenue, informed Council that his
homeowners insurance is threatening non-renewal due to sidewalk
disrepair resulting from Township shade trees.

Deputy Township Manager Morley stated that the shade tree budget was
reduced; however the Public Works department will remove a tree that
is a health or safety issue.

Janine Lang, Knightswood Drive, stated that she forwarded a request
for shade tree removal prior to budget reduction. She inquired if a
grandfather clause existed.

Mr. Morley stated there was not a grandfather clause.

There being no further comments, public comment was closed.

STAFF COMMENTS
Manager’s Report – Deputy Township Manager Morley stated that the
transition between former Manager Sasdelli and Mr. Czerniecki went
well. He stated that Mr. Czerniecki is working on recreation plans
as requested, that the Township Engineer is expected to provide an
update on Johnston Farm and Evesboro Downs this evening and that
Township Dam Engineer CME is working on Tomlinson Dam repair.   He
anticipates a report by October 1st due date.

In response to Council’s request at last meeting he reached out to
K-section resident questioning permit parking.

He updated Council that Department Heads are currently working on
fee schedule recommendations.

Mayor Brown commended Mr. Morley on his work.

Solicitor’s Report
Township Solicitor   Ruggierio   updated   Council   on   status   of   MEND
project.
                                                    August 21, 2007
He commended coordination between Mayor, Councilman Brown and
Township Manager Czerniecki on working on alternative solutions to
sale agreement conflict for 125 E. Main Street.

Engineer’s Report
Township Engineer Rehmann informed Council that he anticipates
bidding for Evesboro Downs at the end of the month.  He explained
that fencing would be addressed as a separate contract to obtain
better pricing.

Mr. Rehmann updated Council on Johnston Farm project as 90%   complete
per report of Remington & Vernick. He cautioned Council to    consider
allowing design review by those responsible for maintaining   property
prior to bidding, stating that changes are best made prior     to work
beginning.

Discussion followed on status of contract with Remington & Vernick.

On motion by Councilman Brown, seconded by Deputy Mayor Schmidt, it
was moved to request Remington & Vernick stop work and to provide
status report on Johnston project.

Council Comment: Councilwoman Sarcone stated she did not want work
to stop on project.

Councilman McKenna stated it was opportunity for Council to receive
an update.

Deputy Mayor Schmidt questioned the need to stop and indicated that
Council needs a long term plan and an update on whether they should
proceed.

Recorded Vote: Aye: Brown, McKenna, Schmidt, Brown
              Naye: XXX
           Abstain: Sarcone

Motion Carried: 4-0-1.

Councilwoman Sarcone indicated she abstained because she disagreed
with halting the work, but agreed with having Remington & Vernick
come in with a status report.

Township Engineer Rehmann informed Council that during tour of
Evesham he found many sidewalk issues and suggested Council be
careful in their approach to resolve, as it could have significant
financial impact.

He informed them of potential to apply for grants for sidewalks
within school range.

Clerk’s Report – none
                                                   August 21, 2007
COUNCIL COMMENTS
Councilwoman Sarcone inquired if Mr. Stuart had been contacted
regarding donation of money towards bathroom facilities at hockey
rinks.

Councilman McKenna inquired of Township’s procedure in being alerted
to grant opportunities.

Deputy Township Manager stated that Township Professionals advise
administration of potential grants.

Councilman McKenna asked the public to attend the Support the Troops
Night.

Councilman   Brown    requested   Planning    Board   reports   at   Council
meetings.

Deputy Mayor Schmidt stated that Planning and Zoning should both
provide reports. He offered kudos to Mr. Morley for filling in at
meeting.

Deputy Mayor Schmidt     informed public of neighborhood twins both
joining the Marines.     He suggested a letter of appreciation penned
by him.

Council consensus to have letter of appreciation prepared.

Mayor Brown stated that he would like to move forward with an
inquiry on wasteful spending and irresponsible decision making for
the Golf Course Clubhouse. He further stated he has many questions
regarding debt maintenance and excessive bonding.

On motion by Councilman Brown, seconded by Councilman McKenna, it
was moved to adjourn the meeting.

Recorded Vote: AYE: Brown, McKenna, Sarcone, Schmidt, Brown
              NAYE: XXX
           ABSTAIN: XXX

Motion Carried 5-0.

Meeting adjourned at 10:10p.m.

__________________________________           ____________________________
Carmela Bonfrisco, Township Clerk            Randy Brown, Mayor

___________________________________
Lori A. Friddell, Deputy Township Clerk/Recording Secretary

Submitted:   September 20, 2007
Approved :   _______________

				
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