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May 7, 2021

Posted on May 7, 2021 at 9:06 AM by Kat Walker

You have each been emailed the webinar ID and password for our next Town Council meeting on Monday, May 10, 2021 at 7:00pm.  The same has been posted on our website.

Please click this URL to join.

Webinar ID: 811 5262 7923  Passcode: 389566

Or join by phone: Dial: US: 1 301 715 8592 or 1 312 626 6799 or 1 929 205 6099 or   1 253 215 8782 or 1 346 248 7799 or 1 669 900 6833


The Clerk’s office has prepared for your consideration and approval the minutes from:

a.     April 26, 2021 – Regular Meeting


This is for those that wish to address the Town Council but do not plan on staying for the whole meeting.  There is a note to the public on the agenda to please keep their comments to a maximum of 3 minutes and limited to one turn at the microphone.  This allows ample time for all whom wish to speak and keeps the meeting moving forward.  The public can speak on any matter. Council may choose to comment after the entire public portion has concluded.


Each Councilmember can give an update on various items or Board/Commission actions that have taken place recently. There is a Proclamation for the Mayor to read into the record for Mental Health Awareness Month. 



There are three ordinances for Introduction:

Ordinance 2021-7 is a bond ordinance for the various capital improvements included in this year’s budget.

Ordinance 2021-8 will amend Chapter 320-4 “General Provisions” of the Town Code to create setback exemptions for wheelchair ramps in all zones.

Ordinance 2021-9 will amend the fee for Bulk Pickup Permits.


Resolution #114-2021* will authorize the submission of an application for the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs – Local Recreation Improvement Grant to cover the engineering costs for the kiddie pool renovations.

Resolution #116-2021* will award a contract to Cargill Incorporated through Sourcewell National Co-op for upgrades to the Brine System.

Resolution #117-2021* will award a contract to Allegiance Trucks Incorporated through Sourcewell National Co-op for the purchase of a 2021 International dump truck.   

Resolution #118-2021* will award the contract for a traffic study.

Resolution #119-2021* will approve bills and vouchers for payment.   


Resolution #115-2021 will authorize a required disclosure contract for the lease of a 2021 Ford Police Interceptor for three (3) years. (Councilwoman Teets and Councilman Couce should abstain)


OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (3 mins each)




Morris Lake is 1 inch below the top of the spillway as of May 3, 2021.

An updated list of grants for 2021 was provided to Council this week.  Many thanks to all the staff and professionals who make these grants possible.

The job ad for P/Z Administrator/Zoning Officer is in progress.

An appeal was presented for Recreation to the subcommittee established by ordinance.  The appeal was reviewed and approved with certain conditions.

Kimberly’s office is busy planning the two summer concerts and two movie nights.  With COVID-19 outdoor restrictions being modified/lifted on an ongoing basis, we are in a great position to have some awesome events with residents once again this year.

Stay tuned for many more businesses opening in the Town this summer and fall…great times!

Happy Mother’s Day!  Whether you are a Mom or a mother-figure to someone, know we are all appreciative of the nurturing, care, compassion, and concern you provide for the rest of us.

Be safe and well.

Yours in Service,