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

MAY 20, 2019 TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING AGENDA

TOWNSHIP OF BEDMINSTER

REGULAR MEETING

May 20, 2019 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 7, 2019

 

3.         Pledge of Allegiance

 

4.         Approval of Minutes

 

  1. May 6, 2019 – Regular Township Committee Meeting at 7:00 PM

  2. May 6, 2019 – Closed Session Meeting at 8:30 PM

                           

    5.         Permits & Raffles

     

  1. Social Affair Permit for the Hope Chest Scholarship Foundation. Event held at Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club on June 12, 2019 from 8:30am - 8:00pm

     

  2. Raffle License for JDRF New Jersey Metro & Rockland County Chapter. Event held at Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club on June 10, 2019 from 7:00am – 9:00pm. Off Premise Merchandise.

     

  3. Raffle License for Beauty Foundation for Women’s Cancer Care, Inc. held at Trump National Golf Club on July 8, 2019 from 10:00 am – 10:00 pm.  On Premise Merchandise

     

    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.      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)

     

    a.  Resolution #2019-059 This resolution appoints Steven Dill as the Acting Fire Official

     2019-059 Appoint Acting Fire Official (Dill).pdf

     

    bResolution #2019-060 This resolution authorizes the refund of 2nd quarter 2019 taxes

     2019-060 Refund 2nd Quarter Taxes.pdf

         c. Resolution #2019-061 This resolution authorizes the return          of funds collected for redemption of a tax sale certificate.

 

           2019-061 Authorizes the return of funds collected for tax sale certificate.pdf

         dResolution #2019-062 Supporting the Click It or Ticket               Mobilization Grant  from May 20th to June 2nd, 2019.

 2019-062 Click it or Ticket Mobilization May 20 to June 2 2019.pdf

         e.  Resolution #2019-063 Authorizing the Insertion of a                    Special Item of Revenue and Appropriation for Equal Amounts in the 2019 Budget to include Funding for the Click It or Ticket Grant.

2019-063 Click it or Ticket ch 159 resolution 2019.pdf

         12.       Resolutions

 

  1. Resolution #2019-049 Adoption of 2019 Budget

          Introduced by Resolution #2019-041 – April 1, 2019

                                  Public Hearing – May 6, 2019

                                  Adoption – Resolution #2019-049

  2. Resolution #2019-053 This resolution certifies the Governing Body’s hiring practices are in compliance with EEOC Guidance.

     2019-053 Compliance with EEOC Enforcement Guidance.pdf

  3. Resolution #2019-054 This resolution authorizes the award of the contract for 6 EV Charging Stations at One Miller Lane to SunCycle Renewable Energy, LLC.

     2019-054 Awarding Contract to Suncycle Renewable Energy, LLC.pdf

  4. Resolution #2019-055 This resolution appoints a Municipal Prosecutor for the Shared Court in 2019

           2019-055a Prosecutor Contract.pdf

  1. Resolution #2019-056 This resolution authorizes a correction in the title or text of an appropriation appearing in the Township’s 2019 budget

     2019-056 Change of Title or Text of an Appropriation.pdf

  2. Resolution #2019-057 This resolution authorizes the hiring of a Violations Clerk in the Shared Municipal Court

     

  3. Resolution #2019-058 This resolution sets the Township employee salaries for the Year 2019

     2019-058 Employee Salaries 2019.pdf

    13.      Public Hearing of Ordinances

     

  1. Ordinance #2019-007 This Ordinance authorizes appropriating $40,000.00 for the 2019 Capital Plan for Facilities in Bedminster Township.

           ORD 2019-007 Capital - Facility Improvements.pdf

The following Capital Ordinances were noticed for a public hearing at the May 6th meeting.  Following the final adoption of the 2019 Municipal Budget, these Capital Ordinances are scheduled for final adoption:

 

  1. Ordinance #2019-003 This Ordinance authorizes the first-phase funding of a 2019 Capital Project, the engineering design for the improvements to River Road West for which the Township has received a NJDOT FY 2018 Municipal Aid Program Grant for $205,000 and a NJDOT FY 2019 Municipal Aid Program Grant for $250,000. 

  2. Ordinance #2019-004 This Ordinance authorizes the purchase of motor vehicles and heavy equipment for the Public Works Department as part of the regular vehicle replacement program at a total amount not to exceed $75,000.00

     

  3. Ordinance #2019-005 This Ordinance authorizes appropriating $351,500.00 for the Capital Road Management Plan in Bedminster Township.

     

  4. Ordinance #2019-006 This Ordinance authorizes appropriating $10,000.00 for the 2019 Capital Plan for the Shared Municipal Court in Bedminster Township.

 

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.  As a result, landlord registrations have increased due to this investigation.  Correspondence from the Zoning Official to landlords is being provided to the Township Committee.

 

b. Engine Braking

Excessive noise complaints from engine braking from residents near Rt. 206 has prompted the Township Committee to looking into the requirements for restricted roadways.  A portable sign reminding truckers to refrain from engine braking on Rt. 206 has been placed near Old Dutch Road for a period of time.

 

c. Pluckemin Park

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

 

d. JCP&L Outages

Thomas Haynes, Customer Service Specialist for JCP&L, attended the March 18th Township Committee meeting to discuss recent power outages impacting Bedminster Township.  Members of the public from the Hills Development presented additional concerns that impacted their neighborhoods.  Mr. Haynes promised to investigate their concerns and respond with potential solutions.  Additional data is being compiled by the residents.

 

18.       Public Comments (comments limited to 3 minutes)

 

19.      Township Committee Comments

 

20.       Executive Session

a.         Attorney / Client Privilege - BHHC Discussion of Expiring Controls

b.         Contract Negotiation – Teamsters #469 Contract

c.         Contract Negotiation – PBA #366 Contract

d.         Personnel Matter – Request for Additional Sick Time

21.       Return to Open Session

 

22.       Adjourn

 

23.       Correspondence

 

a.         May 2, 2019 – Clarence Dillon Public Library – 2019 Operating Budget Report

 

b.         May 2, 2019 – Request from Senator Steve Sweeney for a Resolution of Support for the Path to Progress report.

 

c.         May 7, 2019 – Letter from Frank & Edith Klausz, 1992 Burnt Mills Road, notifying the town that their property, which borders Pluckemin Schoolhouse Park, is for sale if there is any interest from the town.

 

d.         May 13, 2019 – Letter from NJDOT announcing the NJDOT Fiscal Year 2020 State Aid Grant Programs that have applications due by July 19, 2019.

MAY 9, 2019 LAND USE BOARD MEETING AGENDA

BEDMINSTER TOWNSHIP

REGULAR LAND USE BOARD MEETING

May 9, 2019 – 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 11, 2019

 

          c)  FLAG SALUTE

 

2.       MINUTES

 

  1. March 7, 2019

     

    3.       CORRESPONDENCE

     

  1. Correspondence received from Attorney Michael K. Mullen regarding the Cancer Support Community of Central New Jersey. Mr. Mullen is requesting an extension of the approval for twelve (12) months.

     

  2. Correspondence received from Attorney Wendy Berger regarding MIREF Bedminster, LLC. Ms. Berger is requesting a one-year extension of the approvals granted pursuant to the 2016 and 2018 resolutions.

     

  3. Correspondence received from the Historic Preservation Commission regarding suggested changes to the sign ordinance.

     

    4.       RESOLUTIONS

     

    5.       PUBLIC COMMENTS

     

    6.       DETERMINATION OF COMPLETENESS

     

    7.       ORDINANCES

     

    8.       MASTER PLAN

     

    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:

     

  1. Gasper Ferrara, LUB# 19-004 (BOA)

    Block 8 Lot 24.05

    1610 Black River Rd

    c variance

    Scheduled for May 9, 2019, Notice Required

     

    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