October 21, 2016
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Daniel W. Caffrey
Mayor, Morris Township
THE OCTOBER 19, 2016 MORRIS TOWNSHIP MEETING WRAP-UP
The Morris Township Committee convened for their tenth business meeting of the year at 5:30 PM for closed session
and reconvened for public session at 7:00 PM.
ORDINANCES - INTRODUCTION
The following ordinances were introduced and will be heard for final passage on November 9, 2016 at 7:00 PM.
14-16 AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWNSHIP AUTHORIZING AS A LOCAL IMPROVEMENT RESURFACING OF OLD ARMY
-Authorizing an agreement between the Township and Old Army Post Road (private road) property owners for the Township
to mill and repave the road and for the residents to reimburse the Township for the cost over a seven year period
ORDINANCES –PUBLIC HEARING AND FINAL CONSIDERATION
The following Ordinance was carried to November 9, 2016 at 7:00 PM.
13-16 AN ORDINANCE VACATING THE RIGHTS OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MORRIS IN AND TO A CERTAIN TWENTY FOOT
WIDE PEDESTRIAN ROW EXISTING BETWEEN HARWICH ROAD AND STONEHENGE ROAD
-The Township owns a certain (see ord. for block and lots) 20 ft. right of way and declares this land as no longer needed for public
use. The Township will vacate the public rights and title in said land to the adjoining owners
The Morris Township Committee took action on eleven (11) Resolutions, which can be found in our Agenda Center; be
sure to click October 19, 2016. These types of resolutions are formal approval by Township Committee for the
appointment of professional services, awarding of contracts to minor personnel matters.
Resolutions of note:
- Authorizing the Mayor and Clerk to execute a deed imposing “Green Acres” restrictions upon Township owned
property, block 4807/lot 15 &30. Restricting the property to recreational and conservational.
- Awarding special counsel and general legal services to John M. Iaciofano ESQ.
-Awarding the Old Glen Road Sewer Trunk Line Rehabilitation project to Allstate Power Vac.
-Authorizing award of contract to Wildred Macdonald Inc. through Middlesex Regional Coop for a Redexim Verti-Drain
Deep Tine Aerator.
-The Township executed an agreement with the Southeast Morris Municipal Utilities Authority for the replacement of
water services and fire hydrants on Normandy Heights Road Reconstruction Project.
On the Consent Calendar, the Township committee took several actions which can be found in our Agenda Center.
-Oak Hills Homeowners Association (Manor Drive) was granted Municipal Consent to hold a Halloween Block Party on
Saturday, October 29th from 3-6 PM.
-Approved Daniel Martins application for the Fire Department’s Junior Program.
-Morristown-Beard School was granted approval for temporary lighting for evening soccer, field hockey, and footballs
games with the condition that they notify the residents in the area who may be affected by the temporary lighting
prior to events. (Prior request for temporary lighting was approved at the August 17, 2016 meeting for Soccer United)
- Approved Morristown High School Theater Committee to put sandwich boards on Township property to promote
their fall drama “You Can’t Take it With You” and again in March for their spring musical “Legally Blonde”.
-Granted George Gramby Observance Committee’s request to hold their annual Morris County Recovery Walk that will
be held on September 18, 2017 from 8 AM- 5 PM. This event is to celebrate recovery during the national month of
recovery. Funds raised for this event will be for the George Gramby Observance Committee and the Freedom House.
-Granted Municipal consent to the Unity Charter School for closing Evergreen Place (from just past the entrance/exit
area on the side of the building to the cul-de- sac which would be blocked off from 8:15-11:45) October 31, 2016.
-Accepts with regret the resignation of Thomas Luby as a member of the Board of Adjustment.
SWEARING-IN – PHILLIP J. ESPOSITO, FIREFIGHTER CLASS 2, CAREER DIVISION
CLAIMS FOR PAYMENT The Committee also voted to pay $9,081,928.04 the bills for the month of September. This
includes a $4,173,712 transfer to the Morris School District, 1,484,151 in debt service, $1,541,576 in salaries and
benefits, and the remaining $1,882,489 in operating, and capital project expenses for the Township.
NEXT TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING DATE: November 9, 2016