Meeting Agendas


TOWNSHIP OF BEDMINSTER TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE

SPECIAL MEETING – BUDGET WORK SESSION #4

  FEBRUARY 26, 2018 at 7:00 P.M.

 

1.         Call Meeting to Order

 

2.         Open Public Meetings Act Statement

 

Adequate notice of this special meeting of the Township Committee was sent to

the Bernardsville News, Whippany and to all subscribers and posted at the Township Municipal Building on January 18, 2018

 

3.         Pledge of Allegiance

 

4.         Public Comments (comments limited to 3 minutes)

 

5.         Discussion Items

            a.         Discussion with Auditor – Bud Jones, RMA                   

1) Regeneration of Surplus - Update

2) Recreation Trust Accounts – Potential Uses

3) Open Space Trust Account – Potential Uses

4) Revenues from UCC Fees – Is a Dedication by Rider Needed

            b.         Capital Budget Final Review

                        1) Capital Budget “D”

            c.         Final Budget Review

                        1) Revenues, Use of Surplus, Amount to be Raised through Taxation

                        2) Impact on Taxpayer

                        3) 2018 Tax Rate

 

6.         Executive Session

              

            a.         Litigation – Hamilton Farms v. Bedminster Township

Docket # 002395-2015

Docket # 003302-2016

Docket # 005861-2017

Docket # 013532-2017

 

7.         Return to Open Session

 

8.         Township Committee Comments

 

9.         Adjourn            

 

 

 

 

Future Meeting Schedule:

 

Budget Work Session #5 – Monday, March 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm  (IF NEEDED)

            1.    Final Review & Discussion

 

Additional Budget Work Sessions (if needed) will be scheduled on Saturday mornings

 

2018 Budget Introduction – Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

2018 Budget Adoption – Monday, April 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

DECEMBER 17, 2018 TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING

TOWNSHIP OF BEDMINSTER

REGULAR MEETING

December 17, 2018 7:00PM

 

1.         Call Meeting to Order

 

2.         Open Public Meetings Act Statement

 

Adequate notice of this meeting of the Township Committee was sent to

the Courier News, Somerville, Bernardsville News, Whippany and to all subscribers and posted at the Township Municipal Building on January 8, 2018

 

3.         Pledge of Allegiance

 

4.         Approval of Minutes

 

a.  December 3, 2018 – Agenda Meeting at 7:00 PM

b.  December 3, 2018 – Executive Session at 8:15 PM

                       

5.         Permits & Raffles

 

6.         Public Comments – (comments limited to 3 minutes)

 

7.         Monthly Report Discussion by subcommittee chair

 

8.         Administrator’s Report

 

9.         Discussion on Introduced Ordinances scheduled for public hearings (opportunity for public questions)

 

10.       Introduction of Ordinances

 

11.       Public Hearing of Ordinances

 

Ordinance 2018-013AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF THE MUNICIPAL PROPERTY KNOWN AS 130 HILLSIDE AVENUE. (B 28 L 1) This Ordinance authorizes the sale of the former Township Hall property known as 130 Hillside Avenue.  The public hearing for this Ordinance is scheduled for December 17, 2018 at 7:00 pm, Municipal Building, One Miller Lane, Bedminster, NJ.

ORD 2018-013 130 Hillside Avenue sale.pdf     ​     

 

12.      Consent Agenda (Consent agenda includes items of a routine nature on which     consensus has been previously reached.  Committee members may remove any         item from the prepared agenda for discussion & possible action later in the      meeting)

 

  1. Resolution# 2018-104 4th Quarter Tax Overpayments

     2018-104 Tax Refunds 12.17.18.pdf

  2. Resolution# 2018-105 4th Quarter Tax Refunds

     2018-105 4th Quarter tax refunds.pdf

     

     

    13.      Resolutions

     

  1. Resolution# 2018-098 Shared Court Agreement

     2018-098 Shared Court - Agreement with BV & PG.pdf

  2. Resolution# 2018-099 Appointing Municipal Prosecutor

     2018-099 Appointing Municipal Prosecutor.pdf

  3. Resolution# 2018-100 Appointing Public Defender

     2018-100 Appointing Public Defender.pdf

  4. Resolution# 2018-101 Awarding Contract for Animal Control Services

     2018-101 Awarding contract for Animal Control Solutions LLC.pdf

  5. Resolution# 2018-102 Authorizing Purchase of Leeboy 7000c Paver

     2018-102 Authorizing Purchase of Paver.pdf

  6. Resolution#2018-106 Authorizing the Creation of an Ad Hoc Farmers Market Advisory Committee

     2018-106 Ad Hoc Committee-Farmers Market.pdf

  7. Resolution#2018-107 Authorizing a Current Fund Transfer of $1,300.00

     2018-107 Transfer of Funds 12-17-18.pdf

    14.      Approval of Bill List

     

    15.       Discussion Items – Following discussion by Township Committee Members on     each item, the Chair will open the meeting for public input

     

    16.       New Business

     

    17.       Old Business

     

    a.  Short-Term Rentals

    Following a discussion with concerned residents at the March 5th meeting, the topic of short-term rentals through providers such as Air BnB is being investigated by the Township Committee.  Cm Stevinson reported the Zoning Official has completed mailing notifications to potential rental properties requesting they register with the town.  As a result, landlord registrations have increased due to this investigation.  No summonses have been issued at this time.

     

    b. Engine Braking

    Cm Jacobs reported that he has received information from residents near Rt. 206 regarding restricted roads and unrestricted roads.  The Township Committee is looking into the requirements for restricted roadways.  Admin. Sullivan suggested that the portable sign reminding truckers to refrain from engine braking on Rt. 206 should be replaced for a period of time.

     

    c. Permission to Use Right of Way – 56 Tuttle Avenue

    The property owner of 56 Tuttle Avenue, Svetlana Panasik, would like to propose a new driveway access to 56 Tuttle Avenue from a Right of Way.  Attorney Belardo requested copies of the title insurance policy from both parties at the last meeting in order to research the property in question.  He recommended a title search to resolve the issue that would cost $750 that has been paid by Mrs. Panasik.  Attorney Belardo will move forward with the title search.

     

     

     

     

    d. Pluckemin Park

    Inspection of the property by Code Enforcement and Zoning revealed several violations that are being addressed by the new property manager who has both a financial and timing commitment for the project. The Township Committee will monitor this matter, asking Admin. Sullivan to follow-up with the Zoning Official on the status of the repairs.

     

    18.       Public Comments (comments limited to 3 minutes)

     

    19.      Township Committee Comments

     

     

    20.       Executive Session

     

    a.         Litigation – Dapkins v. Bedminster Township SOM-L-1298-16

    b.         Litigation – Hamilton Farm Golf Club v. Bedminster Township-Tax Appeal

    b.         Potential Litigation – Invoice Discrepancy

    c.         Personnel Discussion – Administration/Fire Prevention/Zoning

     

    21.       Return to Open Session

     

    22.       Resolutions

     

  1. Resolution# 2018-103 Stipulation of Settlement for Hamilton Farm Golf Club

     

    23.      Correspondence - none

     

    24.       Adjourn

DECEMBER 3, 2018 TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING

TOWNSHIP OF BEDMINSTER

REGULAR MEETING

December 3, 2018 7:00PM

 

1.         Call Meeting to Order

 

2.         Open Public Meetings Act Statement

 

Adequate notice of this meeting of the Township Committee was sent to

the Courier News, Somerville, Bernardsville News, Whippany and to all subscribers and posted at the Township Municipal Building on January 8, 2018

 

3.         Pledge of Allegiance

 

4.         Approval of Minutes

 

a.  November 19, 2018 – Agenda Meeting at 7:00 PM

b.  November 19, 2018 – Executive Session at 8:15 PM

                       

5.         Permits & Raffles

 

6.         Public Comments – (comments limited to 3 minutes)

 

7.         Monthly Report Discussion by subcommittee chair

 

8.         Administrator’s Report

 

9.         Discussion on Introduced Ordinances scheduled for public hearings (opportunity for public questions)

 

10.       Introduction of Ordinances

 

Ordinance 2018-013AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF THE MUNICIPAL PROPERTY KNOWN AS 130 HILLSIDE AVENUE. (B 28 L 1) This Ordinance authorizes the sale of the former Township Hall property known as 130 Hillside Avenue.  The public hearing for this Ordinance is scheduled for December 17, 2018 at 7:00 pm, Municipal Building, One Miller Lane, Bedminster, NJ.

 

11.       Public Hearing of Ordinances

 

12.      Consent Agenda (Consent agenda includes items of a routine nature on which     consensus has been previously reached.  Committee members may remove any         item from the prepared agenda for discussion & possible action later in the      meeting)

 

  1. Resolution# 2018-094 Support of Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Holiday Crackdown  2018-094 Year End Holiday Crackdown Grant - Shortcut.pdf

  2. Resolution# 2018-095 Chapter 159 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Holiday Crackdown  2018-095 Ch 159 2018 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over 2018 Year End Holiday Crackdown.pdf

  3. Resolution# 2018-097 Shared Service Agreement with Bedminster Board of Education for Janitorial Services in 2019

     2018-097 Shared Services - Agreement with Bd of Ed (Custodial Services).pdf

    13.       Discussion Items – Following discussion by Township Committee Members on     each item, the Chair will open the meeting for public input

     

    14.       New Business

     

    15.       Old Business

     

  1. Short-Term Rentals

    The Zoning Official is currently investigating approximately 30 properties, reported by neighbors, in the Hills Development that might be in violation.  Correspondence and meetings with various neighborhood associations and property management groups are ongoing.    

     

    b.   Engine Braking

    Cm Jacobs reported that he has received noise complaints from local residents regarding engine braking on Rt. 206 near Quick Chek.  Temporary signage was implemented reminding truckers not to use engine braking.  Enforcement is still being discussed with the police department.  Additional information on restricted and unrestricted roads is being researched.

     

  1. Permission to Use Right of Way – 56 Tuttle Avenue

    Potential property owner would like to propose a new driveway access to 56 Tuttle Avenue from a Right of Way.  Comments from neighbors are being reviewed as well as property history.

     

  2. Pluckemin Park

    Inspection of the property by Code Enforcement and Zoning revealed several violations that are being addressed by the new property manager who has both a financial and timing commitment for the project. The Township Committee will monitor this matter.

     

    16.       Public Comments (comments limited to 3 minutes)

     

    17.      Township Committee Comments

     

    18.       Executive Session

    a.         Contract Negotiation – Potential Open Space Purchase

    b.         Litigation – Dapkins v. Bedminster Township SOM-L-1298-16

    c.         Contract Negotiation – Professional Service Requests Review

     

    19.       Return to Open Session

     

    20.       Resolutions

     

  1. Resolution# 2018-096 Stipulation of Settlement of Dapkins v. Bedminster               

    Township SOM-L-1298-16

     

    21.      Approval of Bill List

     

    22.      Correspondence - none

     

    23.       Adjourn


DECEMBER 13, 2018 LAND USE BOARD MEETING

BEDMINSTER TOWNSHIP

REGULAR LAND USE BOARD MEETING

December 13, 2018 – 7:00 pm

AGENDA

 

1.       CALL TO ORDER (RECOGNITION OF A QUORUM)

          a)  ROLL CALL

          b)  OPEN PUBLIC MEETING STATEMENT

Adequate notice of this meeting of the Bedminster Township Land Use Board was filed with the Township Clerk and sent to the Bernardsville News and the Courier News and to all subscribers and posted at the Township Municipal Building, One Miller Lane, Bedminster, New Jersey on January 12, 2018

 

          c)  FLAG SALUTE

 

2.       MINUTES

 

  1. November 1, 2018

     

    3.       CORRESPONDENCE

     

    4.       RESOLUTIONS

     

    a) Resolution# 2018-016, BIT Holdings, Inc.

     

    5.       PUBLIC COMMENTS

     

    6.       DETERMINATION OF COMPLETENESS

     

    7.       ORDINANCES

     

    8.       MASTER PLAN

     

  1. Master Plan Sub-Committee discussion

     

    9.       OLD BUSINESS

     

    10.     NEW BUSINESS

     

    11.     PUBLIC HEARING(s) PLANNING BOARD

     

              CONTINUED HEARINGS: None

     

              NEW HEARINGS: None

     

    12.     BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS (PB)

     

    13.     PENDING APPLICATION(S) – PLANNING

     

    14.     PUBLIC HEARING(s) BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

     

    CONTINUED HEARINGS: None

     

              NEW HEARINGS: None

     

    15.     BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS BOA

     

    16.     PENDING APPLICATION(S) – ZONING /BOA

     

  1. Bedminster 2 Funding, LLC, LUB# 15-009 (BOA)

    Block 33, Lot 12

    Use and bulk variances

    Correspondence received from Ferriero Engineering dated August 12, 2015 and October 26, 2015

    Correspondence received from Banisch Associates dated November 1, 2015

     

    17.     EXECUTIVE SESSION

             

    18.     ADJOURNMENT


DECEMBER 20, 2018 BOARD OF HEALTH MEETING

The Board of Health Meeting Scheduled for Thursday December 20, 2018 has been Cancelled