Meeting Minutes: January 2, 2018 Re-Organization

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TOWNSHIP OF STILLWATER
TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE

JANUARY 2, 2018 – RE-ORGANIZATION MEETING

The meeting was called to order at 6 p.m. by Municipal Clerk Lynda Knott. Ms. Knott stated that adequate notice of this meeting has been provided according to the Open Public Meetings Act, Assembly Bill 1030. Notice was sent to the New Jersey Herald on January 4, 2017 and was placed on the Official Bulletin Board at the Municipal Building.

Ms. Knott led the public in the salute to the American Flag.

Ms. Knott invited Pastor Linda Gaden of Stillwater First Presbyterian Church to provide an invocation.

Ms. Knott then invited Sussex County Clerk Jeffrey Parrott to read the Statement of Determination and announced that at the last general election, Ms. Lisa Chammings was duly elected to the Township Committee for a three-year term. Mr. Parrott administered the Oath of Office to Ms. Chammings congratulating her and wishing her well.

Roll Call indicated the following members present: Ms. Chammings, Mr. Gross, Mr. Morrison, Mr. Scott, and Attorney Angelo Bolcato. Mr. Fisher was absent.

Election of Mayor:

Ms. Knott called for nominations for Mayor. Mr. Morrison nominated Ms. Chammings, seconded by Mr. Gross. There were no other nominations so nominations were closed. Roll Call Vote for Ms. Chammings’ nomination as Mayor: Mr. Gross, yes, Mr. Morrison, yes, Mr. Scott, yes, Ms. Chammings, yes

Ms. Chammings accepted the position of Mayor of Stillwater Township for 2018.

The meeting was turned over to Mayor Chammings.

Election of Deputy Mayor:

A motion was made by Mr. Scott to nominate Mr. Morrison as Deputy Mayor, seconded by Mr. Gross. There were no other nominations so nominations were closed. Roll Call Vote for Mr. Gross: Mr. Gross, yes, Mr. Morrison, yes, Mr. Scott, yes, Ms. Chammings, yes

Mr. Morrison accepted the position of Deputy Mayor for Stillwater Township for 2018.

CONSENT AGENDA:

ALL MATTERS LISTED BELOW ARE CONSIDERED ROUTINE IN NATURE AND WILL BE ENACTED BY ONE MOTION. THERE WILL BE NO SEPARATE DISCUSSION OF THE ITEMS. IF ANY DISCUSSION IS DESIRED, THAT PARTICULAR ITEM WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA AND WILL BE CONSIDERED SEPERATELY ON THE REGULAR AGENDA.

RESOLUTIONS:

2018-001 Adopting Schedule of 2018 Meetings
2018-002 Designating the Official Newspapers
2018-003 Authorizing Awards of Non-Fair and Open Contracts for Professional Services
2018-004 Authorizing the Cancellation of Tax Overpayment or Delinquent Amounts
2018-005 Authorizing the Cancellation of Delinquent Amounts for any Charges/Fees
2018-006 Setting Property Tax due Dates, Delinquency Charges and Year-End Penalty
2018-007 Temporary Budget
2018-008 Establishing Mileage Reimbursement
2018-009 Adopting Cash Management Plan for 2018
2018-010 Authorizing the CFO to Invest Idle Funds
2018-011 Authorizing the CFO to sell Bond Anticipation Notes and Bonds
2018-012 Establishing 2018 Holiday Schedule
2018-013 Approving Mayor’s Appointments of Township Officers with Committee Concurrence
2018-014 Approving Appointments of Boards and Commissions with Committee Concurrence
2018-015 Appointing Tax Assessor and Attorney to Represent Township before County Tax Board
2018-016 Authorizing the CFO or Tax Collector to impose service charge for checks returned
2018-017 Authorizing Signatures on Checks
2018-018 Striking the 2018 Tax Rate for Funding the Stillwater Open Space Trust Fund
2018-019 Appointing Risk Management Consultant
2018-020 Appointing Statewide Insurance Fund Commissioner
2018-021 Authorizing Purchases under New Jersey State Contract

Mr. Gross made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda, seconded by Mr. Morrison.

Roll Call Vote: Mr. Gross, yes, Mr. Morrison, yes, Mr. Scott, yes, Mayor Chammings, yes

Mayor Chammings announced the next meeting will be on January 16, 2018. She asked her fellow committeemen to think about liaison appointments and said she would be contacting each one to discuss prior to that meeting. Mayor Chammings also noted there would be a 2018 budget meeting on Saturday, January 13, 2018.

Open Public Session:

Freeholder Director Carl Lazarro was in attendance and wished the governing body well for 2018.

Mr. Lazarro also noted the County would be concentrating on bridge repair in 2018 and Stillwater has some projects on their list.

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

There being no further business, Mr. Scott made a motion to adjourn the Reorganization Meeting, seconded by Mr. Morrison. In a voice vote, all were in favor.

Respectfully submitted,

Lynda Knott, RMC

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