Regular Town Board Meeting - January 27, 2015
members Present: Chairmen Greg Smith, Supervisors Mark Platta, Dave Schultz,
Clerk Susan Amick
Greg called the meeting to order and the pledge to
the flag was recited.
Linda & Gerry Schuety were in attendance to express
concern over the fact that all the township employee W2 forms were put in envelopes that had windows too large for the W2’s
and everyone’s SS#’s were compromised. Each person’s name,
address and social security number were able to be seen through the envelope
window. The board determined that all who were mailed their W2 forms in January
2015 will be sent a letter by the treasurer to alert them to this and to consider taking the necessary precautions. Greg made a motion that future W2 mailings be placed in windowless envelopes and should have the stamp
or wording on the front that states “Important Tax Return Document Enclosed”.
Mark seconded the motion, motion passed unanimously.
Dave informed the board that he issued an entry permit
to Terry Malloy to build a driveway in the spring. If a culvert is required,
the township will pay for it at the time. He also updated the board on the new
ditch mower pros & cons. Dave got the window fixed on the tractor as well
as the fender and tail lamps. Bills will be submitted to insurance.
Dave attended an information meeting Jan. 26th
given by the highway department on sealing cracks in roads; he shared what he learned.
The board discussed the various options and asked questions. Dave will
continue to make preparations to get the project done in the spring and report back to the board.
Brad Arnold shared the proposal sent by NJPA regarding
our planning & zoning needs. Anna Gruber & Justin Burslie will be attending
the Feb. 10th board meeting to discuss their proposal and answer questions form the board. The board came up with questions they wish to ask during the meeting. It was brought up that our permit
rates are not in line with the county rates and are required to be. The township is currently charging below the county rate
and has not increased prices in many years.
Discussion was had regarding the question of paying
the final bill to Community Growth Institute for December 2014. Concern over
complaints from residents that phone calls were not returned, or difficulty in finding the office open were taken into consideration. CGI’s letter response to the township letter requesting a response to the bill
and complaints was reviewed. CGI maintains that there was work done as usual
and requests the bill be paid in full. Brad emphasized that it is important to
get all the digital files and meeting minutes back from CGI before concluding the business relationship. It was determined to send CGI (Chuck Marohn) a letter to let him know that once we have met with
NJPA and if we should decide to work with them we will have them contact CGI to transfer records. Also a copy of the contract will be re-requested.
Mark will look into our new fire rates before the
annual meeting. He will attend the upcoming fire meeting on Feb. 18th
to gather information so we can have it in time for the town budget/audit meeting the following week Feb. 24th.
Mark made a motion to accept the minutes from the
Jan. 13th meeting, Greg seconded it, passed unanimously.
Meeting adjourned at 8:10pm.