Township Committee Re-Organization Meeting Minutes – January 2, 2019

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TOWNSHIP OF STILLWATER TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE

JANUARY 2, 2019 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 3, 2018 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, Mr. George Scott and Mr. William Morrison were duly elected to the Township Committee for three-year terms. Mr. Parrott administered the Oath of Office to Mr. Morrison and Mr. Scott congratulating them and wishing them well.

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

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, Mr. Fisher, yes, and Ms. Chammings, yes

Ms. Chammings accepted the position of Mayor of Stillwater Township for 2019.

The meeting was turned over to Mayor Chammings.

Election of Deputy Mayor:

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

Mr. Scott accepted the position of Deputy Mayor for Stillwater Township for 2019.

Amendments to Agenda: Resolutions 2019-013 and 2019-013A were removed from the Consent Agenda so they may be voted on separately.

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:

2019-001 Adopting Schedule of 2019 Meetings

2019-002 Designating the Official Newspapers

2019-003 Authorizing Awards of Non-Fair and Open Contracts for Professional Services

2019-004 Authorizing the Cancellation of Tax Overpayment or Delinquent Amounts

2019-005 Authorizing the Cancellation of Delinquent Amounts for any Charges/Fees

2019-006 Setting Property Tax due Dates, Delinquency Charges and Year-End Penalty

2019-007 Temporary Budget

2019-008 Establishing Mileage Reimbursement

2019-009 Adopting Cash Management Plan for 2019

2019-010 Authorizing the CFO to Invest Idle Funds

2019-011 Authorizing the CFO to sell Bond Anticipation Notes and Bonds

2019-012 Establishing 2019 Holiday Schedule

2019-014 Approving Appointments of Boards and Commissions with Committee Concurrence

2019-015 Appointing Tax Assessor and Attorney to Represent Township before County Tax Board

2019-016 Authorizing the CFO or Tax Collector to impose service charge for checks returned

2019-017 Authorizing Signatures on Checks

2019-018 Striking the 2019 Tax Rate for Funding the Stillwater Open Space Trust Fund

2019-019 Appointing Risk Management Consultant

2019-020 Appointing Statewide Insurance Fund Commissioner

2019-021 Authorizing Purchases under New Jersey State Contract

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

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

2019-013 Approving Mayor’s Appointments of Township Officers with Committee Concurrence

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

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

2019-013A Approving Mayor’s Appointments of Township Officers with Committee Concurrence

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

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

Mayor Chammings invited all in attendance to enjoy the refreshments and the budget meeting would begin at 7:00 p.m.

 

Open Public Session:

There being no 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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