Tuesday, October 22, 2019

EXECUTIVE SESSION AGENDA 10/23 MEETING REQUESTED BY DCA

SPECIAL Meeting of the Roxbury Mount Arlington Consolidation Study Commission

Roxbury Recreation Office

72 Eyland Avenue, Succasunna, NJ 07876

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

7pm to 10pm

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION AGENDA

1. Call to Order

2. Pledge of Allegiance

3. NJ Open Public Meetings Law

a. This meeting has been advertised and is being conducted in accordance with the provisions of the “Senator Byron M. Baer Open Public Meetings Act,” P.L. 1975, c. 231

4. Roll Call

Paula D.    Fran D.   Melissa F.    Jerry F.   Craig H.   Larry M.   Gene P.   Vincent R.   Laurel W.   Dan K.    Bob D.   Nancy A.    Lee L.    

5. Introduction of Guest Speaker or Presentation, If Applicable


Rick Richardella, Local Assistance Bureau Chief – DCA

  

2019-20 RESOLVED, that the Roxbury Mount Arlington Consolidation Study Commission go into Executive Session at the request from Rick Richardella, Local Assistance Bureau Chief - DCA 

Mottion:            seconded:                

Paula D. ___   Fran D. ___  Melissa F. ___  Jerry F. ___  Larry M. ___   Vincent R. ___  Laurel W. ___       Dan K. ___  Bob D. ___   Nancy A. ___    Lee L. ___  Gene P. ___  Craig H. ___

Yeas: _  ___ Nays: _______   Abstain:

 

2019-21 RESOLVED, that the Roxbury Mount Arlington Consolidation Study Commission exit from Executive Session

Motion:            seconded:                    Time:

Paula D. ___   Fran D. ___  Melissa F. ___  Jerry F. ___  Larry M. ___   Vincent R. ___  Laurel W. ___       Dan K. ___  Bob D. ___   Nancy A. ___    Lee L. ___  Gene P. ___  Craig H. ___

Yeas: _  ___ Nays: _______   Abstain:


6. New Business

 

  

7. Adjournment       :     pm

Motion:                    seconded:               

Paula D. ___   Fran D. ___ Melissa F. ___ Jerry F. ___ Larry M. ___ Vincent R. ___ Laurel W. ___ Dan K. ___ Bob D. ___   Nancy A. ___    Lee L. ___ Gene P. ___ Craig H. ___

 

Yeas: _____  Nays:  _____  Abstain:   _____

***TOMORROW'S PUBLIC MEETING RESCHEDULED TO NOVEMBER 13th*** Executive Session ONLY

There will be a closed executive session meeting tomorrow for Commission members only at the request of the DCA Local Bureau Chief.

Monday, October 21, 2019

POSTPONED: Agenda, October 23rd Special Meeting



SPECIAL Meeting of the Roxbury Mount Arlington Consolidation Study Commission


Roxbury Recreation Office
72 Eyland Avenue, Succasunna, NJ 07876
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
7pm to 10pm
AGENDA
1. Call to Order



2. Pledge of Allegiance



3. NJ Open Public Meetings Law



    • This meeting has been advertised and is being conducted in accordance with the provisions of the "Senator Byron M. Baer Open Public Meetings Act," P.L. 1975, c. 231
4. Roll Call





Paula D. Fran D. Melissa F. Jerry F. Craig H. Larry M. Gene P. Vincent R. Laurel W. Dan K. Bob D. Nancy A. Lee L.


5. Introduction of Elected Officials and/or Recognition of Their Representatives



6. Election and Installation of Officers, If Applicable



7. Introduction of Guest Speaker or Presentation, If Applicable



8. Public Comments on Agenda Items Only (Limited to 3 Minutes per Person)



9. Secretary’s Report

    Review Agenda Items



10. Treasurer’s Report

  1. Bank Account Balance - $6,463.47
  2. Donations - $0.00
  3. Expenditures – None
2019-20 RESOLVED, that the Roxbury Mount Arlington Consolidation Study Commission approves Treasurer’s Report



Motion: ______ seconded: _______


Paula D. ___ Fran D. ___ Melissa F. ___ Jerry F. ___ Larry M. ___ Vincent R. ___ Laurel W. ___ Dan K. ___ Bob D. ___ Nancy A. ___ Lee L. ___ Gene P. ___ Craig H. ___



Yeas: _ ___ Nays: _______ Abstain:


11. Chairman’s Report
 

DCA meeting update
  • Testimony on 9-11-2019 to DCA
  • Equalization
    1. DCA did not finalize their report to Commission as required in Statute
    2. With Equalization applied, no savings to MTA
    3. Avenues to revise Statute would require significant resources.
    4. DCA Statute flawed as evidenced by Commissioner at DCA meeting
    • a) Our Commission first to get this far
    • b) We promised not to proceed if both Roxbury and Mount Arlington did not benefit.

 
Update on Laracy Associates, LLC Consultant’s Report

Update on Management Consultants Report

Discuss Commission’s next steps.
    • a) Financial wrap-up
    • b) Communications – Website
    • c) Report to DCA



 
2019-21 RESOLVED, that the Roxbury Mount Arlington Consolidation Study Commission accepts MFC’s Consolidation Report and approves final payment of $1,500 and upload to Commission Website



Motion: ______ seconded: _______


Paula D. ___ Fran D. ___ Melissa F. ___ Jerry F. ___ Larry M. ___ Vincent R. ___ Laurel W. ___ Dan K. ___ Bob D. ___ Nancy A. ___ Lee L. ___ Gene P. ___ Craig H. ___



Yeas: _ ___ Nays: _______ Abstain:


2019-22 RESOLVED, that the Roxbury Mount Arlington Consolidation Study Commission accepts Larcy Associates, LLC’s Consolidation Financial Report and approves final payment of $5,000 and upload to Commission Website



Motion: ______ seconded: _______


Paula D. ___ Fran D. ___ Melissa F. ___ Jerry F. ___ Larry M. ___ Vincent R. ___ Laurel W. ___ Dan K. ___ Bob D. ___ Nancy A. ___ Lee L. ___ Gene P. ___ Craig H. ___



Yeas: _ ___ Nays: _______ Abstain:


2019-23 RESOLVED, that the Roxbury Mount Arlington Consolidation Study Commission accepts donation of $36.53


Motion: ______ seconded: _______


Paula D. ___ Fran D. ___ Melissa F. ___ Jerry F. ___ Larry M. ___ Vincent R. ___ Laurel W. ___ Dan K. ___ Bob D. ___ Nancy A. ___ Lee L. ___ Gene P. ___ Craig H. ___



Yeas: _ ___ Nays: _______ Abstain:


2019-24 RESOLVED, that the Roxbury Mount Arlington Consolidation Study Commission presents the following for consideration;


Whereas, the Commission gathered data from various sources, including Roxbury Township and the Borough of Mount Arlington for its efforts to identify if any, potential tax savings might result if the municipality and township were consolidated



Whereas, the Commission and an independent consultant, Municipal Finance Management Consultants LLC, analyzed the data gathered and arrived at a conservative possibility that a consolidation could render approximately a $9,227,212 to $11,803,549 in yearly savings



Whereas, the Commission identified facilities that could be repurposed or sold, which monies are not included in the identified savings



Whereas, the Commission engaged Laracy Associates LLC, a CPA to analyze how the resulting proposed consolidation savings would be affected by the Consolidation Statute without Equalization applied and that analysis, by Laracy, resulted in property taxes being reduced between 7.52% to 10% in Roxbury and 12.7% to 15% for Mount Arlington



Whereas, the CPA analysis determined that after the application of Equalization in the Statute, the result was an unequal distribution of the tax savings, whereby Mount Arlington would not benefit at all



Whereas the Consolidation Commission mission promised that it will not recommend that an affirmative consolidation question be presented to the Public for a vote if the proposed savings did not benefit both Roxbury and Mount Arlington



Now, therefore, be it resolved, the Commission will dissolve at the end of its term, December 31, 2019.


Motion: ______ seconded: _______


Paula D. ___ Fran D. ___ Melissa F. ___ Jerry F. ___ Larry M. ___ Vincent R. ___ Laurel W. ___ Dan K. ___ Bob D. ___ Nancy A. ___ Lee L. ___ Gene P. ___ Craig H. ___



Yeas: _ ___ Nays: _______ Abstain:


12. Committee Reports



13. Old/Unfinished Business



14. New Business



15. Adjournment____ :____ pm





Motion: ______ seconded: _______


Paula D. ___ Fran D. ___ Melissa F. ___ Jerry F. ___ Larry M. ___ Vincent R. ___ Laurel W. ___ Dan K. ___ Bob D. ___ Nancy A. ___ Lee L. ___ Gene P. ___ Craig H. ___



Yeas: _ ___ Nays: _______ Abstain:

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