Meeting Agendas


TOWNSHIP OF BEDMINSTER TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE

SPECIAL MEETING – BUDGET WORK SESSION #4

  FEBRUARY 26, 2018 at 7:00 P.M.

 

1.         Call Meeting to Order

 

2.         Open Public Meetings Act Statement

 

Adequate notice of this special meeting of the Township Committee was sent to

the Bernardsville News, Whippany and to all subscribers and posted at the Township Municipal Building on January 18, 2018

 

3.         Pledge of Allegiance

 

4.         Public Comments (comments limited to 3 minutes)

 

5.         Discussion Items

            a.         Discussion with Auditor – Bud Jones, RMA                   

1) Regeneration of Surplus - Update

2) Recreation Trust Accounts – Potential Uses

3) Open Space Trust Account – Potential Uses

4) Revenues from UCC Fees – Is a Dedication by Rider Needed

            b.         Capital Budget Final Review

                        1) Capital Budget “D”

            c.         Final Budget Review

                        1) Revenues, Use of Surplus, Amount to be Raised through Taxation

                        2) Impact on Taxpayer

                        3) 2018 Tax Rate

 

6.         Executive Session

              

            a.         Litigation – Hamilton Farms v. Bedminster Township

Docket # 002395-2015

Docket # 003302-2016

Docket # 005861-2017

Docket # 013532-2017

 

7.         Return to Open Session

 

8.         Township Committee Comments

 

9.         Adjourn            

 

 

 

 

Future Meeting Schedule:

 

Budget Work Session #5 – Monday, March 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm  (IF NEEDED)

            1.    Final Review & Discussion

 

Additional Budget Work Sessions (if needed) will be scheduled on Saturday mornings

 

2018 Budget Introduction – Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

2018 Budget Adoption – Monday, April 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

FEBRUARY 4, 2019 TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING

TOWNSHIP OF BEDMINSTER

AGENDA MEETING

February 4, 2019 7:00PM

 

1.         Call Meeting to Order

 

2.         Open Public Meetings Act Statement

 

Adequate notice of this meeting of the Township Committee was sent to

the Courier News, Somerville, Bernardsville News, Whippany and to all subscribers and posted at the Township Municipal Building on January 7, 2019

 

3.         Pledge of Allegiance

 

4.         Approval of Minutes

 

a.  January 22, 2019 – Regular Township Committee Meeting at 7:00 PM

b.  January 22, 2019 – Executive Session Meeting at 8:30 PM

                       

5.         Permits & Raffles

 

  1. Raffle License for Mane Stream. Raffle held on June 8, 2019 at Red Tail Farm, 1100 Rattlesnake Bridge Rd. Off Premise 50/50

     

    b.  Special Use Permit – Emergency Temporary Classroom Trailers at Grace

         Fellowship Chapel due to burst water pipes and classroom flooding

     

    6.         Public Comments – (comments limited to 3 minutes)

     

    7.         Monthly Report Discussion by subcommittee chair

     

    8.         Administrator’s Report

     

    9.         Discussion on Introduced Ordinances scheduled for public hearings (opportunity for public questions)

     

    10.       Introduction of Ordinances

     

    11.       Public Hearing of Ordinances

     

    12.      Consent Agenda (Consent agenda includes items of a routine nature on which     consensus has been previously reached.  Committee members may remove any         item from the prepared agenda for discussion & possible action later in the      meeting)

     

  1. Resolution# 2019-023 authorizing Recycling agreement with Somerset County 2019-023 Recycling Agreement with Somerset County 2019.pdf

     

  2. Resolution# 2019-024 Certified Recycling Professional agreement with Somerset County 2019-024 Certified Recycling Professional Agreement with Somerset County 2015.pdf

 

  1. Resolution# 2019-026 Escrow refunds for Jardiniere Fine Flowers LUB escrow and Inspection escrow 2019-026 Refund of Site Plan and Land Use Board Escrow.pdf

     

    13.      Resolutions

     

  1. Resolution# 2019-025 Approval of a Corporate Structure Change for Delicious Heights Plenary Retail Liquor License

     2019-025 Authorizing a Change in Corporate Structure - Delicious Heights.pdf      

  2. Resolution# 2019-028 Emergency Temporary Appropriations  2019-028 Emergency Temporary Approp 2-4-19.pdf

     

    14.      Approval of Bill List

     

    15.       Discussion Items – Following discussion by Township Committee Members on     each item, the Chair will open the meeting for public input

     

    16.       New Business

     

  1. Proclamation for Jacqueline Morales for being honored by the Somerset    County Commission on the Status of Woman in celebration of Women’s History Month in Somerset County

     

    17.       Old Business

     

    a.  Short-Term Rentals

    Following a discussion with concerned residents at the March 5th meeting, the topic of short-term rentals through providers such as Air BnB is being investigated by the Township Committee.  Cm Stevinson reported the Zoning Official has completed mailing notifications to potential rental properties requesting they register with the town.  As a result, landlord registrations have increased due to this investigation.  Recent correspondence from the Zoning Official to landlords is being provided to the Township Committee.

     

    b. Engine Braking

    Cm Jacobs reported that he has received information from residents near Rt. 206 regarding restricted roads and unrestricted roads.  The Township Committee is looking into the requirements for restricted roadways.  The portable sign reminding truckers to refrain from engine braking on Rt. 206 has been replaced for a period of time.

     

    c. Permission to Use Right of Way – 56 Tuttle Avenue

    The property owner of 56 Tuttle Avenue, Svetlana Panasik, is proposing a new driveway access for 56 Tuttle Avenue onto a Right of Way (Bedminster Terrace).  A title search revealed that Bedminster Terrace is an unimproved street owned by Bedminster Township.  A meeting to discuss a hold harmless agreement that includes all involved property owners was discussed on January 24th.  Attorney Belardo is preparing a document for all to sign.

     

    d. Pluckemin Park

    Inspection of the property by Code Enforcement and Zoning revealed several violations that are being addressed by the new property manager who has both a financial and timing commitment for the project. The Township Committee will monitor this matter, asking Admin. Sullivan to follow-up with the Zoning Official on the status of the repairs.

     

    18.       Public Comments (comments limited to 3 minutes)

     

    19.      Township Committee Comments

     

    20.       Executive Session

     

    a.         Personnel Matters – DPW Foreman, Deputy Court Administrator, Police Officer Employment Opportunities 

    b.         Litigation – Hamilton Farm Golf Club v. Bedminster Township-Tax Appeal

     c. Personnel Matters- Historic Preservation Commission

    21.       Return to Open Session

     Resolution# 2019-027 Appointments to the Historic Preservation Commission 2019-027 Appointing K Allen to the Historic Preservation Commission.pdf

    22.       Correspondence - none

     

    23.       Adjourn

FEBRUARY 14, 2019 LAND USE BOARD MEETING

BEDMINSTER TOWNSHIP

REGULAR LAND USE BOARD MEETING

February 14, 2019 – 7:00 pm

AGENDA

 

1.       CALL TO ORDER (RECOGNITION OF A QUORUM)

          a)  ROLL CALL

          b)  OPEN PUBLIC MEETING STATEMENT

Adequate notice of this meeting of the Bedminster Township Land Use Board was filed with the Township Clerk and sent to the Bernardsville News and the Courier News and to all subscribers and posted at the Township Municipal Building, One Miller Lane, Bedminster, New Jersey on January 11, 2019

 

          c)  FLAG SALUTE

 

2.       MINUTES

 

  1. December 13, 2018

  2. January 10, 2019

     

    3.       CORRESPONDENCE

     

    4.       RESOLUTIONS

     

    a) Land Use Board Annual Report, Resolution# 2019-004

     

    5.       PUBLIC COMMENTS

     

    6.       DETERMINATION OF COMPLETENESS

     

    7.       ORDINANCES

     

    8.       MASTER PLAN

     

    9.       OLD BUSINESS

     

    10.     NEW BUSINESS

     

    11.     PUBLIC HEARING(s) PLANNING BOARD

     

              CONTINUED HEARINGS: None

     

              NEW HEARINGS:

     

  1. Lamington Farm Golf Club dba Trump National Golf Club, LUB# 18-007 (PB)

    Block 38, Lots 13, 13.01 and 13.02

    Block 39, Lots 10 and 10.01

    Preliminary and Final Major Site Plan

    Scheduled for February 14, 2019 Notice Required

     

    12.     BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS (PB)

     

    13.     PENDING APPLICATION(S) – PLANNING

     

     

    14.     PUBLIC HEARING(s) BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

     

    CONTINUED HEARINGS: None

     

              NEW HEARINGS:

     

  1. Wheeler, LUB#19-001 (BOA)

    Block 2, Lot 8.07

    c variance application

    Scheduled for February 14, 2019, Notice Required

     

  2. Christie, LUB#19-002 (BOA)

    Block 22, Lot 28

    c variance application

    Scheduled for February 14, 2019, Notice Required

     

    15.     BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS BOA

     

    16.     PENDING APPLICATION(S) – ZONING /BOA

     

  1. Bedminster 2 Funding, LLC, LUB# 15-009 (BOA)

    Block 33, Lot 12

    Use and bulk variances

    Correspondence received from Ferriero Engineering dated August 12, 2015 and October 26, 2015

    Correspondence received from Banisch Associates dated November 1, 2015

     

  2. Country Club 305, LLC, LUB# 19-003 (BOA)

    Block 62, Lot 10

    Block 69, Lot 4

    Preliminary and Final Major Subdivision

     

    17.     EXECUTIVE SESSION

             

    18.     ADJOURNMENT


FEBRUARY 19, 2019 TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING

TOWNSHIP OF BEDMINSTER

REGULAR MEETING

February 19, 2019 7:00PM

 

1.         Call Meeting to Order

 

2.         Open Public Meetings Act Statement

 

Adequate notice of this meeting of the Township Committee was sent to

the Courier News, Somerville, Bernardsville News, Whippany and to all subscribers and posted at the Township Municipal Building on January 7, 2019

 

3.         Pledge of Allegiance

 

4.         Approval of Minutes

 

            a.  January 28, 2019 – Budget Work Session #1 at 7:00 PM

            b.  January 28, 2019 – Executive Session at 9:00 PM

c.  February 4, 2019 – Regular Township Committee Meeting at 7:00 PM

d.  February 4, 2019 – Executive Session at 8:30 PM

e.  February 11, 2019 – Budget Work Session #2 at 7:00 PM

                       

5.         Permits & Raffles

 

6.         Public Comments – (comments limited to 3 minutes)

 

7.         Monthly Report Discussion by subcommittee chair

 

8.         Administrator’s Report

 

9.         Discussion on Introduced Ordinances scheduled for public hearings (opportunity for public questions)

 

10.       Introduction of Ordinances

 

11.       Public Hearing of Ordinances

 

12.      Consent Agenda (Consent agenda includes items of a routine nature on which     consensus has been previously reached.  Committee members may remove any         item from the prepared agenda for discussion & possible action later in the      meeting)

 

13.      Resolutions

 

a.  Resolution# 2019-031 Authorizes the return of funds collected for redemption of a tax sale certificate         

 2019-031 Reso Redeem Tx Sale Cert_Matarazzo.pdf

14.      Approval of Bill List

 

15.       Discussion Items – Following discussion by Township Committee Members on     each item, the Chair will open the meeting for public input

 

16.       New Business

 

17.       Old Business

 

a.  Short-Term Rentals

Following a discussion with concerned residents at the March 5th meeting, the topic of short-term rentals through providers such as Air BnB is being investigated by the Township Committee.  Cm Stevinson reported the Zoning Official has completed mailing notifications to potential rental properties requesting they register with the town.  As a result, landlord registrations have increased due to this investigation.  Recent correspondence from the Zoning Official to landlords is being provided to the Township Committee.

 

b. Engine Braking

Cm Jacobs reported that he has received information from residents near Rt. 206 regarding restricted roads and unrestricted roads.  The Township Committee is looking into the requirements for restricted roadways.  The portable sign reminding truckers to refrain from engine braking on Rt. 206 has been replaced for a period of time.

 

c. Permission to Use Right of Way – 56 Tuttle Avenue

The property owner of 56 Tuttle Avenue, Svetlana Panasik, is proposing a new driveway access for 56 Tuttle Avenue onto a Right of Way (Bedminster Terrace).  A title search revealed that Bedminster Terrace is an unimproved street owned by Bedminster Township.  A meeting to discuss a hold harmless agreement that includes all involved property owners was discussed on January 24th.  Attorney Belardo is preparing a document for all to sign.

 

d. Pluckemin Park

Inspection of the property by Code Enforcement and Zoning revealed several violations that are being addressed by the new property manager who has both a financial and timing commitment for the project. The Township Committee will monitor this matter, asking Admin. Sullivan to follow-up with the Zoning Official on the status of the repairs.

 

18.       Public Comments (comments limited to 3 minutes)

 

19.      Township Committee Comments

 

20.       Correspondence

 

a.  Readington Township An Ordinance of the Township of Readington to Amend Article IV “District Regulations” of Chapter 148 “Land Development” to Create an Inclusionary Housing Zone also known as Multi-Family Affordable Housing 1 District (MRAH-1) – ORDINANCE #4-2019 WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR ADOPTION AT A PUBLIC HEARING ON FEB. 19TH, 2019.

 

b.  Readington Township An Ordinance of the Township of Readington to Amend Article IV “District Regulations” of Chapter 148 “Land Development” to Create an Inclusionary Housing Zone also known as Village Residential Affordable Housing 1 District (VRAH-1) – ORDINANCE #5-2019 WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR ADOPTION AT A PUBLIC HEARING ON FEB. 19TH, 2019.

 

c.  New Jersey American Water – Public Notice of the filing of an Amended Petition to change the levels of purchased water and purchased wastewater treatment adjustment clauses, which could result in an increase or decrease to existing water and sewer rates.  The public is invited to attend on Feb. 28, 2019 at 5:30 pm at the Howell Township Municipal Building, Howell, NJ 07731.

 

 

21.       Adjourn