March 17, 2020 Regular Meeting

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STILLWATER TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

March 17, 2020 – Regular Meeting

A REGULAR MEETING of the Stillwater Township Committee was called to order by Mayor Chammings at 7 p.m. noting the meeting date, time and place were duly published in the New Jersey Herald and posted at the Town Hall and advised those present that this meeting was being held in compliance with provisions of P.L. 1975, Chapter 231, Sections 4 & 13.

Roll Call was taken and the flag was saluted.

PRESENT: Committeeman Morrison, Committeewoman Rumsey, Committeeman Fisher, Mayor Chammings, Municipal Clerk Lynda Knott, Attorney Angelo Bolcato

ABSENT: Deputy Mayor Scott

REGULAR SESSION:

PROCLAMATION: April Is Child Abuse Prevention Month

RESOLUTIONS:

2020-058 Mayors’ Appointment of Channing S. Sibbles as a Member of the Stillwater Area Voluntary Fire Company with Committee Concurrence

2020-059: Mayors’ Appointment of Nicolas J. Sugar as a Member of the Stillwater Area Voluntary Fire Company with Committee Concurrence

2020-060: Approving the Sale of Four (4) Lots and Rejecting the Bid Received for One (1) Lot at the Township of Stillwater’s Property Sale on February 18, 2020

2020-063: Mayors’ Appointment of Brian Varga as a Member of the Stillwater Area Voluntary Fire Company with Committee Concurrence

Ms. Rumsey made a motion to adopt the resolutions as listed, seconded by Mr. Morrison.

Roll Call Vote: Ms. Rumsey, yes, Mr. Morrison, yes, Mr. Fisher, yes, Mayor Chammings, abstain

DEPARTMENT REPORTS:

DPW Report – February 2020

Building Department Report – February 2020

Recreation Commission Report – February 2020

QPA Report – February 2020

Zoning Officer Report – January and February 2020

Mr. Morrison made a motion to accept the reports as submitted and reviewed, seconded by Ms. Rumsey.

Roll Call Vote: Ms. Rumsey, yes, Mr. Morrison, yes, Mr. Fisher, yes, Mayor Chammings, yes

BILLS LIST #5: $205,816.84

RESOLUTION 2020-061 PAYMENT OF BILLS

Ms. Rumsey made a motion to adopt Resolution 2019-061, seconded by Mr. Morrison.

Roll Call Vote: Ms. Rumsey, yes, Mr. Morrison, yes, Mr. Fisher, yes, Mayor Chammings, yes

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Ms. Rumsey attended the Stillwater Board of Education meeting last night and provided a copy of their budget to the Clerk. The school budget will increase $87.90 per household assessed at $200,000 or two percent. They have let go two teachers and will be combining two classrooms. The Superintendent will also become a shared service with the Sandyston-Walpack school district. They have OPRA’d the State requesting the complete formula to enable them to work on their budget in the future but to date have no response. The Board estimates a loss of $1.3 million between now and 2024. There is a potential for loss of programs in the future but that is uncertain until the OPRA request is fulfilled and they have the formula.

Ms. Rumsey and Mayor Chammings attended the last Strategic Planning meeting and a plan is in place as the budget allows. Mr. Fisher questioned why Stillwater is paying more per student to Kittatinny than the other sending districts. Ms. Rumsey explained it is not just the cost per student for KRHS, it is for Charter School students and the special needs program which has expanded.

Ms. Rumsey reported the fire department has been working diligently, moving items from the First Aid Building to Station #1 (Stillwater) and Station #2 (Swartswood). They are working on setting up the Community Center, some of the cameras have been installed, a television, tables and chairs and they are working on internet service.

Ms. Rumsey asked for clarification on the procedure going forward when fire department items are damaged. Ms. Knott explained this has never happened before so she took it upon herself to process the recent claim with the insurance company for the fire department. Once it was realized that the check was made out to the fire department but the town had done the purchasing she knew the procedure needed to be different. She would be responsible for the pumper damage and the fire department for their equipment. A procedure is now in place for the future.

Ms. Rumsey reported the language for the sign at the Community Center building will read: Stillwater Area Swartswood Station #2 on one side and Volunteer Fire Company Stillwater Township on the other side. Ms. Knott will obtain updated quotes. Steve Sugar suggested using the sign to cover the old lighting that does not work and installing flood lights on each side to illuminate the signs.

Mayor Chammings reported the Environmental Commission met on March 9th. They will apply for an ANJEC grant – $1500 for signage at Veteran’s Memorial Park.

Mayor Chammings recommended closing the Municipal Building to the public, employees will still be at work, and items of business can be placed in the drop box or mailed, and can be picked up when ready. She provided a list of recommendations and guidelines for Committee review, to be posted on the Municipal Building door. The Recycling Center will remain open with precautions in place. All fields, parks, playgrounds will be closed to the general public; residents will still be allowed to take walks, hikes and fish unless that also changes as deemed necessary. The Community Center is closed and the Planning Board meeting cancelled. The Zoning Board meeting is still tentatively scheduled for March 23rd. Mr. Bolcato stated the meeting could be held if there is an urgency to do so. Mayor Chammings would communicate with the board secretary and felt if attendance is kept to the required number the meeting could proceed.

Clean Up Day is scheduled for April and will be assessed as we move forward. The Mayor stated most municipalities are following the same procedures.

Ms. Knott read a text from Construction Official Rich Bizik recommending postponing all inspections until further notice; plan review would still be done as needed. The Mayor felt this may need further discussion after review of the guidelines.

Mayor Chammings expressed her frustration on some not taking this seriously and how overwhelming the information and communications can be. It is constantly evolving and changing. The Committee agreed with the guidelines as discussed with minor changes; to be posted on the door and website. Mr. Morrison felt the building would not be closed for two months and if someone wanted to take off for that time they would not be paid. Mayor Chammings asked if there is an employee who may have been exposed to the virus, what does she say to the other employees who are concerned. Mr. Fisher stated the guidelines of the CDC and Governor should be followed. Ms. Knott noted that Mr. Vex will be on a webinar tomorrow with updated information that he will pass on. Mr. Morrison questioned if town hall employees did not want to work and wanted to be sent home. Ms. Knott stated the employees do not want any employee that was potentially exposed to be at work. Mr. Morrison felt everyone in the room has been potentially exposed and noted he was on a plane yesterday. Ms. Knott felt that was his choice, not hers and she noted the employees have been in every day. Mayor Chammings stated we are in times unknown and in some cases there is no clear directive. Mr. Fisher indicated there are four other Committee members that are here and willing to assist the Mayor. Mayor Chammings stated there are no set policies and when concerns are expressed she needs to respond.

AMENDMENTS TO AGENDA

NEW BUSINESS:

RESOLUTION 2020-062:

2020 BUDGET – Introduction (Public Hearing and Adoption – April 21, 2020):

TOWNSHIP OF STILLWATER
COUNTY OF SUSSEX, STATE OF NEW JERSEY

RESOLUTION 2020-062

RESOLUTION OF THE TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF STILLWATER INTRODUCING THE 2020 MUNICIPAL BUDGET

BE IT RESOLVED that the attached Statements of Revenues and Appropriations shall constitute the Municipal Budget for the 2020 calendar year; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a Summary of said Budget shall be published in the Sunday Herald on April 12, 2020 and the public hearing and final adoption shall be held on April 21, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Building at which time and place objections to the 2020 Municipal Budget may be presented by taxpayers or other persons of interest.

Ms. Rumsey made a motion to adopt Resolution 2020-062, seconded by Mr. Morrison.

Roll Call Vote: Ms. Rumsey, yes, Mr. Morrison, yes, Mr. Fisher, yes, Mayor Chammings, yes

ORDINANCE 2020-03

STILLWATER TOWNSHIP,
SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ

ORDINANCE 2020-03

AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF STILLWATER, COUNTY OF SUSSEX, STATE OF NEW JERSEY CREATING CHAPTER 339 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF STILLWATER ENTITLED, “SOIL AND FILL PLACEMENT”

WHEREAS, the Stillwater Township Planning Board determines that unregulated and uncontrolled dumping of fill in the Township of Stillwater (“Township”) may result in conditions detrimental to the health, safety and general welfare of the citizens of the Township;

WHEREAS, there currently is no mechanism for the Township to abate and prohibit the hazards created by dumping of fill;

WHEREAS, the Township is concerned that it may not be able to abate such hazards by working with State agencies;

WHEREAS, the Mayor and Township Committee have determined that it is in the best interests of the Township to regulate the placement of fill within the Township; and,

WHEREAS, procedures are needed to allow for submission of applications for the placement of fill within the Township; and,

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED, by the Township of Stillwater as follows:

SECTION I.

Chapter 339: Soil Fill Placement shall be created and added to the Municipal Code of the Township of Stillwater as follows:

CHAPTER 339: SOIL FILL PLACEMENT

ARTICLE I

Title; Findings; Definitions; Permit Requirements

§ 339-A. Title.

This chapter shall be known as the “Soil Fill Ordinance of the Township of Stillwater.”

§ 339-B. Purpose and Findings

The Township Committee finds that the unregulated and uncontrolled placement and movement of soil and other mineral deposits can result in conditions detrimental to the public safety, health and general welfare. Such conditions substantially hamper and deter the efforts of the Township to effectuate the general purposes of municipal planning. Soil movement operations and filling operations should relate to the overall physical development of the area within which the operation is located. It is essential that all soil movement operations and filling operations be reviewed and approved by those individual(s) designated by Township resolution. All soil movement operations and filling operations must be conceived and operated in such a way that there will be no appreciable harmful effects to the environment. In order to best ensure that all soil movement operations and filling operations are an asset to the Township of Stillwater, rather than a liability, all such operations shall adhere to the conditions, restrictions and provisions outlined in this chapter.

§ 339-C. Definitions

The words defined in this section shall mean and include the following when used in this chapter:

APPROVED PLAN – A plan for the placement of soil fill approved by those individual(s) designated by Township resolution (minor permit) or by the Township Engineer (major permit) pursuant to the provisions of this chapter.

MAJOR SOIL FILL PERMIT – A permit for the fill of more than 500 cubic yards or more of soil.

MINOR SOIL FILL PERMIT – A permit for the fill of more than 100 cubic yards but less than 500 cubic yards or more of soil.

PERMIT – A soil fill permit.

PERSON – Includes an individual, a partnership, a corporation or any other legal entity.

PLANNING BOARD – The Planning Board of the Township of Stillwater.

SOIL – Includes dirt, stone, gravel, sand, humus, clay, loam and mixtures of any of these, but this shall not include quarry process or rock products utilized in the construction of roads, driveways or similar types of construction.

TOPSOIL – The arable soil within eight inches of the surface.

TOWNSHIP – The Township of Stillwater.

§ 339-D. Permit Required

No person shall fill or cause the placement of any soil on any premises in the Township of Stillwater whether such fill be for sale, gift or otherwise, unless a permit therefore is first secured from those individual(s) designated by Township resolution. A permit shall not be required for the moving or placement of fill of less than 100 cubic yards of soil within a one (1) year period.

A single permit shall be required for placement of soil on adjacent lots where title to those is held in common ownership

§ 339-E. Exceptions and Exemptions

The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to excavations or fill for building foundations, septic tanks or sanitary installations, provided that no excavation or construction of any kind shall take place until a site plan or permit has been approved by the Construction Official and/or Department of Health as required by law.

Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to affect or apply to any person engaged in the moving of soil in and upon lands enrolled in the Soil Conservation Program of the Sussex County Soil Conservation District, Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service and for which lands an approved farm plan has been established by said agency, provided that all soil moving operations and fill operations in and upon such lands are performed in accordance with said approved farm plan and provided further that a copy of said approved farm plan is placed on file with the Township prior to any soil moving operations or fill operations.

A separate soil permit under this chapter shall not be required for subdivisions and/or site plans approved pursuant to Chapter 470, Subdivision of Land of the Township of Stillwater.

Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to affect or apply to any person engaged in a state-mandated cleanup plan; provided that all soil moving, removal operations and fill operations are performed in accordance with said cleanup plan and provided further that notice of the state-mandated cleanup plan is placed on file with the Township Engineer prior to any soil moving, removal operations or fill operations.

The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to the storage of sand, soil, stone, topsoil, mulch or other similar materials on lawfully existing landscaping and contractor yards, provided that the outdoor storage of materials on said property has previously been established and does not require site plan approval pursuant to Chapter 470, Subdivision of Land of the Township of Stillwater.

This chapter does not regulate the movement and placement of soil fill directly related to agricultural uses on certified commercial farm properties that have filed for Agricultural Management Practice Determination with the Sussex County Agriculture Development Board within the Township of Stillwater and does not supersede any rights granted under the Right to Farm Act.

§ 339-F. Application for permit

Application for a minor soil fill permit shall be filed with those individual(s) designated by Township resolution who shall issue the permit based upon substantial compliance with the provisions of this chapter; provided, however, those individual(s) designated by Township resolution shall have the authority to deny a permit if he/she determines that the placement of fill would be detrimental to the health, welfare or safety of the general public. The denial shall be in writing setting forth reasons for same.

Application for a major soil fill permit shall be filed with the Township Engineer and shall be accompanied by a fee prescribed in Section 245, Fees and Escrows. Four (4) copies shall be submitted on forms prescribed by the Township Planning Board and supplied by the Secretary to the Board.

The application for minor and major soil fill permits shall set forth the following:

Name and address of the applicant.

Name and address of the owner, if other than the applicant.

The description of the land upon which the fill is proposed to be placed including the physical address and the tax map lot and block numbers.

The purpose or reason for placement of soil.

The nature and quantity, in cubic yards, of soil to be filled.

The source of material to be used as fill and certification that the fill can be considered “clean fill” as regulated by State and local regulations including the street address of the source or sources, the tax map lot and block numbers of the source or sources, and the record title folder of such location or locations and contact information for the title holders or authorized agent.

The proposed date of placement of the soil fill.

Supporting documentation as required to adequately address and comply with the purpose and the provisions of this chapter.

An approved soil erosion and sediment control permit (if applicable).

D. No more than one (1) minor soil fill permit or major soil fill permit may be issued for any property within a one (1) year period from the issuance of the permit. Any additional application for even minor or major soil fill permit within that one (1) year shall require an application for an approval from the Stillwater Township Planning Board.

§ 339-G. Supporting documentation for a major soil fill application

The application for a major soil permit shall be accompanied by a topographic map or maps prepared and certified by a professional engineer or land surveyor. The scale of said map shall not be more than 100 feet to the inch and shall include the following:

Key map.

Existing contour lines at five-foot intervals.

Proposed contour lines at five-foot intervals after fill of the soil.

All existing structures, all existing roads and drainage within 200 feet of the property.

Location of all property lines.

Location of any wetlands, streams, or other environmentally sensitive areas on the property.

Location of any topsoil storage areas.

Soil erosion and sediment control measures.

Cross sections of the fill areas at fifty-foot intervals.

§ 339-H. Referral

Upon receipt of a second application for a minor soil fill permit or major soil fill permit within one (1) year by the Planning Board Secretary shall forthwith send a copy of same to those individual(s) designated by Township resolution, Township Engineer, and the Environmental Commission who shall review the application, and they shall submit their reports and recommendations, and their reasons, to the Township Planning Board within 30 days of receipt of the application. Failure to file such a report within the required time period shall be deemed an approval of the application by such department, officials and commissions.

§ 339-I. Action by Planning Board; notice of hearing on applications for a second minor or major soil fill applications within a one-year period.

The Township Planning Board shall grant or deny the application within 45 days after receipt of the reports and recommendations of those individual(s) designated by Township resolution, Township Engineer, and Environmental Commission. On an application for a major soil fill permit, the Planning Board shall schedule a public hearing and shall notify the applicant of the date of such hearing. The applicant shall notify in writing all property owners within 200 feet of the extreme limits of the property, as their names appear on the Township tax records, at least 10 days prior to the date of the hearing in the application. The notice shall be given in person or by registered mail and shall state the reason for the hearing; the time and place of the hearing as fixed by the Township Planning Board; a brief description of the property; and that a copy of the application and map has been filed with the Township Clerk for public inspection. The applicant shall also cause notice of the hearing to be published in the official newspaper of the Township, at least 10 days prior to the date of the hearing.

Five (5) days prior to the hearing, the applicant shall present to the Township Planning Board Secretary the following:

Certification, in the form of an affidavit, signed and sworn by the applicant, affirming that he has notified all property owners, as required in Subsection A of this section.

Proof of publication of the newspaper notice required in Subsection A of this section.

§ 339-J. Factors to be considered in approving permits

In considering and reviewing the application and arriving at a decision, those individual(s) designated by Township resolution (minor permit) and the Township Engineer (major permit) and Planning Board, as applicable, be guided by and take into consideration the public health, safety and general welfare and the general purposes of municipal planning, and particular consideration shall be given to the following factors:

Soil erosion by water and sand.

Surface water drainage.

Soil fertility.

Lateral support of abutting streets and lands.

Public health and safety.

Land values and uses.

Contours, both existing and proposed.

Existing contours and topographic character of the land prior to the placement of any soil and proposed contours which will result subsequent to the placement of soil in accordance with the soil fill application.

Whether the proposed placement of soil is necessary and incidental to the development of the property for its intended use or whether the proposed placement of fill constitutes primarily a commercial activity.

The application shall disclose the address and location from which the soil of fill materials will be obtained, the owner of representative of the owner of the premises from which the soil or fill materials is to be obtained and the kind and quality of soil and fill materials to be imported.

§ 339-K. Issuance of permit

The property owner and the individual placing fill shall be responsible to comply with the terms of this ordinance and no soil is to be placed in the Stillwater Township without compliance with the terms of the Ordinance. Nothing in this Ordinance shall be deemed to authorize the placement of any fill within the Township of Stillwater which is not deemed to constitute “clean fill” in compliance with all state, local and federal standards including but not limited to those standards which are currently or may be enacted in the future by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. A permit shall be issued after the approval of the application by the those individual(s) designated by Township resolution (minor permit) or by the Township Engineer (major permit). The approval shall specifically list the total number of cubic yards of soil authorized to be filled as calculated by the Township Engineer based upon the contour maps submitted and approved.

ARTICLE II

Operating Requirements

§ 339-L. Method of operation

If a permit is issued for the placement of soil as provided herein, the owner or person in charge shall so conduct the operations that there shall be no sharp declivities, pits or depressions, and in such manner that the area shall be properly leveled off, cleared of debris, and graded to conform with the contour lines and grades as required and shown on the approved plan.

§ 339-M. Hours of Operation

No soil shall be placed, or any operation conducted in hours other than 7:00 A.M. to 6:00 P. M., Monday through Friday.

§ 339-N. Regulation of operation

No soil shall be placed, nor shall any operation be conducted so as to violate any of the regulations contained in this article after a permit is granted.

§ 339-O. Deposit of soil on adjoining property or public roads

Soil fill shall not be deposited or in any way thrown or placed upon adjoining property or public roads. Any soil or material resulting from any such operation accumulating on any adjoining property or public road shall be removed there from immediately upon notice to the permittee of such accumulation.

§ 339-P. Compliance with other standards and terms of permit

All operations shall be conducted in strict accordance with any state law, other ordinances of the Township, and the terms and conditions of any permit granted for such operations.

§ 339-Q. Nuisances and unsafe conditions

The operation shall be so conducted as not to constitute a nuisance, and in no event shall said operation create any hazardous or unsafe condition with regard to any person or persons. Natural screening is to be preserved by the applicant.

§ 339-R. Restoration of area

Upon completion of any operation delineated on the approved plan, said area shall be properly leveled off, cleared of debris, and graded to conform to the contours and grades as approved by those individual(s) designated by Township resolution. A final map for all major soil fill permits shall be submitted containing and complying with all requirements as set forth in this chapter.

If the Township Engineer, in the course of review, determines that Township roads may sustain meaningful “wear and tear” damage due to the passage of trucks carrying the imported materials, the Township Public Works Supervisor shall review the application. If meaningful damage is determined to be likely, the Public Works Supervisor shall provide a reasonable estimate of excess costs attributable to truck traffic associated with the importation activity. Such estimates shall fairly apportion and distinguish between the costs associated with the importation activity and those associated with normal usage of the Township’s roadways including occasional passage of heavy trucks. The applicant shall be solely responsible for costs attributable to the importation activity and shall establish an escrow fund in the Township Clerk’s office sufficient to refund the Township for this expense.

No trash, junk or debris may be stored in any area, and no safety hazards will be permitted, either during or after the completion of operations.

§ 339-S. Storage limitations

The material stored shall not exceed a height of 20 feet, and the maximum storage slope shall be 45 degrees.

§ 339-T. Enforcing officer; inspections

Those individual(s) designated by Township resolution will be designated as the officer whose duty it shall be to enforce the provisions of this chapter. He/she shall, from time to time, upon his/her own initiative, and whenever directed by the Township, inspect the premises for which permits have been granted to ensure compliance with the terms of the permit and of this chapter. The Zoning Officer shall have the right to enter upon any lands for the purpose of examination and inspection of the operation without advance notice.

§ 339-U. Use of Streets for soil transportation

In the placement of soil or fill operation, the applicant shall cause such streets to be kept free from dirt and debris resulting from such soil or fill operation.

ARTICLE III

Fees; Bonds; Penalties and Miscellaneous Provisions

§ 339-V. Permit fees; inspection fees

The fees for a minor or major soil placement permits are set forth in Chapter 245, Fees and Escrows.

The obligor shall be responsible for all of the inspection fees of the Township Engineer incurred in making the inspections.

§ 339-W. Revocation of Permit; Violations and Penalties.

After notice and an opportunity to be heard before those individual(s) designated by Township resolution, the permit of any person may be revoked or suspended for such period as the those individual(s) designated by Township resolution may determine for any violation of the terms hereof or the terms and conditions of any permit granted hereunder. In addition to the revocation provided for herein, any person who violates this chapter or any director or officer of a corporation who participates in a violation of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a maximum fine of $2,000, or imprisonment for a period not to exceed 90 days, or both. Each and every day that such violation continues or exists shall be considered a separate and specific violation of these provisions and not as a continuing offense.

§ 339-X. Other permits

Nothing contained in this chapter shall be construed to affect the owner’s application for soil erosion and sediment control permits or any other state or federal regulations or permits as required.

SECTION II.

Chapter 437: Fees and Escrows of the Municipal Code of the Township of Stillwater to amended to include fees and escrows for soil fill permits as follows:

§ 339. Soil Fill Placement

Minor Soil Fill Permit (100 to 500 cubic yards) Fee: $100 Escrow: $500

Major Soil Fill Permit (greater than 500 cubic yards) Fee: $500 Escrow: $2,000

SECTION III.

Inconsistency. All ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent where they are in conflict with this ordinance are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency.

Partial Invalidity. If any section, paragraph, clause or provision of this Article shall be adjudged invalid, such adjudication shall apply only to the section, paragraph, clause or provisions of adjudged and the remainder of the Article shall be deemed valid and effective.

Effective Date. This ordinance shall take effect upon final passage and publication as provided by law.

Inconsistency. All ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent where they are in conflict with this ordinance are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency.

DISCUSSION ITEMS:

Stillwater Planned Events:

Most items were addressed under Executive Order 104. All camps (YMCA, Camp Hoover, Camp Nejeda) have cancelled all events until further notice. All township restaurants and bars have also complied with Executive Order 104.

Tripod for Registrars:

Ms. Knott referenced a memo from the Office of the State Registrar recommending shared services between municipalities in case there are closures, allowing another municipality to handle their vital statistic requests and marriage licenses. The tripod would be established by resolution. The Committee agreed to add the resolution to the next meeting agenda.

At this point, this portion of the meeting was opened to the public.

Paul Hawkins asked if the town could add to their website a notice indicating that all bags disposed of at the Recycling Center must be tied. This will eliminate trash from falling out and employee exposure to household waste.

There being no further members of the public wishing to speak, this portion of the meeting was closed.

Miscellaneous Items:

-EMS dissolution documents have been finalized.

-CERT questionnaire is on hold and they will work with OEM on it.

-JCP&L will provide an updated critical care list.

ATTORNEY REPORT: No report.

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

After the reading of the following Resolution to enter into Executive Session, a motion was made by Ms. Rumsey, seconded by Mr. Fisher and carried by roll call vote to adopt the resolution permitting the Committee to go into Executive Session at 7:42 p.m.

WHEREAS, Section 8 of the Open Public Meetings Act, Chapter 231, P.L. 1975 permits the exclusion of the public from a meeting under certain circumstances; and

WHEREAS, this public body is of the opinion that such circumstances presently exist.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Township Committee of the Township of Stillwater, in the County of Sussex and State of New Jersey as follows:

1. The public shall be excluded from that portion of this meeting.

2. The general nature of the subject matter to be discussed is as follows: Attorney Client Privilege – Property transfer

3. As nearly as can now be ascertained, the matter or matters to be discussed at this time will be disclosed to the public when such matters are resolved.

There being no further business to attend to, a motion was made by Mr. Fisher, seconded by Ms. Rumsey to conclude the Executive Session at 7:50 p.m., unanimously carried by roll call vote.

There being no further business, Ms. Rumsey made a motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Mr. Morrison at 7:51 p.m. In a voice vote, all were in favor.

Respectfully submitted,

Kathy Wunder

 

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