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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Meeting Schedule 2015

Roxbury Mount Arlington Consolidation Study Meeting Dates
Location:  Roxbury Recreation Office, 72 Eyland Avenue, Succasunna, NJ 07876

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 7pm
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 7pm
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 7pm
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 7pm
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 7pm
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 7pm
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 7pm
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 7pm

Legal Notice 5-6-15

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS

Notice is hereby given pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:65-25(d)(1) that the Regular Meeting of the Roxbury Mount Arlington Consolidation Study Commission scheduled for May 6, 2015 will be held at the Roxbury Recreation Office, 72 Eyland Avenue, Succasunna, New Jersey 07876.  The meeting will begin at 7:00pm.  Formal action may be taken.

A copy of the agenda may be viewed in advance at the Roxbury Library, the Roxbury Town Hall, the Mount Arlington Library or the Mount Arlington Town Hall.


Roxbury Mount Arlington Consolidation Study Commission
Dated: April 17, 2015

Legal Notice 4-1-15

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS

Notice is hereby given pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:65-25(d)(1) that the Regular Meeting of the Roxbury Mount Arlington Consolidation Study Commission scheduled for April 1, 2015 will be held at the Roxbury Recreation Office, 72 Eyland Avenue, Succasunna, New Jersey 07876.  The meeting will begin at 7:00pm.  Formal action may be taken.

A copy of the agenda may be viewed in advance at the Roxbury Library, the Roxbury Town Hall, the Mount Arlington Library or the Mount Arlington Town Hall.


Roxbury TEAM and Mount Arlington TEAM
Dated: March 20, 2015

Minutes 4-1-15

Regular Meeting of the Roxbury Mount Arlington Study Commission
Roxbury Recreation Office
72 Eyland Avenue, Succasunna, NJ 07876
7:00pm, Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Minutes

1. CALL TO ORDER
The representative from the NJ Department of Community Affairs, George Haeuber called the meeting to order at 7pm

2. OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS ACT
George Haeuber read, "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.

3. FLAG SALUTE
George Haeuber led the meeting attendees in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States Flag.

4. INTRODUCTION OF REPRESENTATIVE COMMITTEE
George Haeuber, introduced the attending members of “Roxbury TEAM and Mount Arlington TEAM” representative committee.

Mark Absalon, absent
Nancy Absalon
Marlene Ackerman
Maureen Castriotta
Craig Heard
Gayle Livecchia, absent
Virginia Mushinski
Ralph Nappi
Gene Paradiso
Chris Rogers


5. ROXBURY MOUNT ARLINGTON STUDY COMMISSION
The representative from the NJ Department of Community Affairs, George Haeuber, announced the selection of the Roxbury Mount Arlington Study Commission:

Maureen Castriotta
Paula Danchuk, absent
Jerry Frisco
Craig Heard
Gene Paradiso
Chris Raths – Roxbury Municipal Appointment
Vincent Reilly
Chris Rogers
Steven Sadow – Mount Arlington Municipal Appointment
Laurel Whitney

Alternate #1  Nancy Absalon
Alternate #2  Larry Millus
Alternate #3  Fred Hall – Roxbury Municipal Appointment, absent
Alternate #4  Anthony Fernandez – Mount Arlington Municipal Appointment

NJ Department of Community Affairs Representative – George Haeuber
NJ Department of Education Representative – Dr. Rosalie Lamonte


6.  OATH OF OFFICE
Hunterdon County Freeholder Rob Walton administered the Oath of Office to the newly elected commission members.  Paula Danchuk and Fred Hall were absent.

7.  ELECTION OF AN INTERIM CHAIRPERSON
The representative from the NJ Department of Community, George Haeuber conducted the election of an Interim Chairperson.
·         Gene Paradiso nominated Craig Heard.  Jerry Frisco made the second.
·         All in favor, none opposed

8.  ELECTION OF AN INTERIM VICE CHAIRPERSON
Chairperson Craig Heard conducted the election of an Interim Vice Chairperson.
·         Chris Rogers nominated Gene Paradiso.  Laurel Whitney made the second.
·         All in favor, none opposed
 
9.  ELECTION OF AN INTERIM SECRETARY
Craig Heard conducted the election of an Interim Secretary.
·         Maureen Castriotta nominated Chris Rogers.  Gene Paradiso made the second.
·         All in favor, none opposed

10.  NEW BUSINESS
·         Craig Heard recognized the petitioners for all of their work to form the commission
·         Craig Heard thanked Gina Genovese of Courage to Connect for guiding the petitioners through the process
·         Craig Heard reminded the commission members that we are subject to the Open Public Records Act and the Open Public Meetings Act
·         Craig Heard introduced the NJ Department of Community Affairs Representative George Haeuber and the NJ Department of Education Representative Dr. Rosalie Lamonte
·         Discussion occurred regarding what the next steps would be for the commission
·         Dr Rosalie Lamonte discussed the information that her office could supply to the commission
·         George Haeuber gave his opinion on the use of alternates.  He suggested that alternates would not be able to vote during meetings.
·         A committee was formed to produce a draft set of bylaws.  The committee members include:  Nancy Absalon, Gene Paradiso and Laurel Whitney.
·         A committee was formed to produce a draft mission statement.  The committee members include:  Chris Raths, Steve Sadow and Jerry Frisco.
·         A committee was formed to produce a plan for a website, email addresses and social media.  The committee members include Maureen Castriotta, Larry Millus and Chris Rogers
·         Craig Heard asked for members to consider serving on a grant committee
·         Craig Heard reminded the commissioners to only speak to the press on your own behalf
·         Craig Heard reminded the commissioners that the chairperson will communicate progress of the commission on behalf of the commission
·         Gene Paradiso suggested recording future meetings.  Conversation occurred as to how to accomplish that.
·         Chris Rogers will create name placards for the next meeting
·         Steve Sadow requested that Craig Heard send a letter to the Mount Arlington Mayor and Council regarding meeting on borough property
·         Chris Rogers asked the chairperson for the next meeting date.  7pm on May 6th was selected as the next meeting date at the Roxbury Recreation Building.
·         Craig Heard instructed Chris Rogers to send legal notices to the Roxbury Register and the Daily Record for the May 6th meeting
·         Consensus was made to wait to create email accounts until the next meeting

9.  ELECTION OF AN INTERIM TREASURER
Craig Heard conducted the election of an Interim Treasurer.
·         Craig Heard nominated Laurel Whitney.  Gene Paradiso made the second.
·         All in favor, none opposed

·         Craig Heard instructed Laurel Whitney to open a bank account under the commission’s name.  The chairperson and the treasurer will be the signers.
·         George Haeuber clarified that if commissioners were replaced by alternates, new alternates could be selected by the current commission
·         Discussion regarding a physical address occurred.


11. PUBLIC COMMENT
Craig Heard opened the hearing to the public for comments.
·         Bob Maderos from Ledgewood spoke about the possible use of the Roxbury VFW for a mailing address and meeting location.  He will speak to the VFW leadership and get back to the commission

12. ADJOURN
Craig Heard adjourned the hearing upon the conclusion of public comments.  Gene Paradiso made the motion and Chris Rogers made the second.  All in favor none opposed.


CR 6-5-15

Agenda 6-10-15

Regular Meeting of the Roxbury Mount Arlington Consolidation Study Commission
Roxbury Recreation Office
72 Eyland Avenue, Succasunna, NJ 07876
7:00pm, Wednesday, June 10, 2015

AGENDA

1. CALL TO ORDER

2. OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS ACT
·         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.

3. FLAG SALUTE

4. OATH
·         Fred Hall to be sworn in

5. PRESENTATIONS
·         Walter Luers, Attorney
·         Gina Genovese, Courage to Connect

6. SECRETARY’S REPORT
·         Correspondence

2015-201     RESOLVED, that the Roxbury Mount Arlington Consolidation Study approves the minutes for May 6th 2015.  See attached

7. TREASURER’S REPORT
·         Bank Account Balance

2015-202      RESOLVED, that the Roxbury Mount Arlington Consolidation Study approves the donations from May 7th to June 10th, 2015.  See attached

2015-203     RESOLVED, that the Roxbury Mount Arlington Consolidation Study approves the expenditures from May 7th to June 10th, 2015.  See attached

8. CHAIRPERSON’S REPORT
·         Meeting Procedures

9. OLD OR UNFINISHED BUSINESS
·         Insurance
·         Meeting Locations

10. COMMITTEE REPORTS
·         Bylaws Committee
·         Technology Committee
·         Fundraising Committee
·         DCA
·         DOE

11. PUBLIC COMMENT (AGENDA ITEMS)

12. RESOLUTIONS

2015-204     RESOLVED, that the Roxbury Mount Arlington Consolidation Study approves the proposed Bylaws. See attached

13.  NEW BUSINESS
Establish Committees

14. PUBLIC COMMENT

15. ADJOURN


Agenda 5-6-15

Regular Meeting of the Roxbury Mount Arlington Consolidation Study Commission
Roxbury Recreation Office
72 Eyland Avenue, Succasunna, NJ 07876
7:00pm, Wednesday, May 6

AGENDA

1. CALL TO ORDER

2. OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS ACT
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.

3. FLAG SALUTE

4. OATH
·         Paula Danchuk and Fred Hall to be sworn in

5. SECRETARY’S REPORT
·         Minutes
·         Correspondence

6. TREASURER’S REPORT
·         Bank Account Balance
·         Donations
·         Expenditures

7. CHAIRPERSON’S REPORT
·         Role of the Alternates
·         New Committees
o    Agenda, Information & Data Collection Committee
§  Agenda Creation
§  Committee Reports
§  Information Dissemination
o    Grant / Fundraising Committee
§  Go Fund Me

8. PRESENTATIONS
·         Gina Genovese, Courage to Connect
·         Anton Lahnston, former chairperson of the Princeton Consolidation Commission

9. PUBLIC COMMENT (AGENDA ITEMS)

10. RESOLUTIONS
·         2015-1     RESOLVED, that the Roxbury Mount Arlington Consolidation Study Commission approve the 2015 meeting schedule and location.  See exhibit A.

·         2015-2     RESOLVED, that the Roxbury Mount Arlington Consolidation Study Commission approve the 2015 commissioner information  roster.  See exhibit B.

·         2015-3     RESOLVED, that the Roxbury Mount Arlington Consolidation Study Commission directs the Secretary / Treasurer to place legal notices with the Roxbury Register and Daily Record  notifying the public about regular meetings of the commission.  The approved cost of the legal notices is up to $50.00 per month.  See exhibit C.

·         2015-4     RESOLVED, that the Roxbury Mount Arlington Consolidation Study Commission directs the Treasurer to open a bank account with Highlands State Bank.

·         2015-5     RESOLVED, that the Roxbury Mount Arlington Consolidation Study Commission directs the Technology Committee to create a website and email accounts with __________.  The approved annual cost of the website and email service is up to __________.

·         2015-6     RESOLVED, that the Roxbury Mount Arlington Consolidation Study Commission directs the Chairperson to inquire about the scope of volunteer services offered at by Walter M. Luers, Esq.  See exhibit D.

·         2015-7     RESOLVED, that the Roxbury Mount Arlington Consolidation Study Commission approves alternate commission  members to participate in all commission activities except for the final vote to recommend or not recommend consolidation.


11. COMMITTEE REPORTS
·         Bylaws Committee
o    Bylaws
·         Mission Statement Committee
o    Mission Statement
·         Technology Committee
o    Website
o    Email
o    Social Media

12. OLD OR UNFINISHED BUSINESS
·         Impact Report from DCA
·         Impact Report from DOE
·         Recording Meetings
·         Insurance

13.  NEW BUSINESS
·         Areas to Study Workshop

14. PUBLIC COMMENT

15. ADJOURN




Agenda 4-1-15

Regular Meeting of the Roxbury Mount Arlington Study Commission
Roxbury Recreation Office
72 Eyland Avenue, Succasunna, NJ 07876
7:00pm, Wednesday, April 1, 2015

AGENDA

1. CALL TO ORDER
The representative from the NJ Department of Community Affairs will call the meeting to order.

2. OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS ACT
The representative from the NJ Department of Community Affairs will state, "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.

3. FLAG SALUTE
The representative from the NJ Department of Community Affairs will lead the meeting attendees in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States Flag.

4. INTRODUCTION OF REPRESENTATIVE COMMITTEE
The representative from the NJ Department of Community Affairs will introduce the attending members of “Roxbury TEAM and Mount Arlington TEAM” representative committee.

5. ROXBURY MOUNT ARLINGTON STUDY COMMISSION
The representative from the NJ Department of Community Affairs will announce the selection of the Roxbury Mount Arlington Study Commission:

6.  OATH OF OFFICE
________________ shall administer the Oath of Office to the newly elected commission members.

7.  ELECTION OF AN INTERIM CHAIRPERSON
The representative from the NJ Department of Community shall conduct the election of an Interim Chairperson.
A. Nominations
B. Close Nominations
C. Voting by Commissioners

8.  ELECTION OF AN INTERIM VICE CHAIRPERSON
The Interim Chairperson shall conduct the election of an Interim Vice Chairperson.
A. Nominations
B. Close Nominations
C. Voting by Commissioners

9.  ELECTION OF AN INTERIM SECRETARY
The Interim Chairperson shall conduct the election of an Interim Secretary.
A. Nominations
B. Close Nominations
C. Voting by Commissioners

10.  NEW BUSINESS

11. PUBLIC COMMENT
The Interim Chairperson shall open the hearing to the public for comments.

12. ADJOURN

The Interim Chairperson shall adjourn the hearing upon the conclusion of public comments.

Legal Notice 6-10-15

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:65-25(d)(1) that the Regular Meeting of the Roxbury Mount Arlington Consolidation Study Commission scheduled for June 10, 2015 will be held at the Roxbury Recreation Office, 72 Eyland Avenue, Succasunna, New Jersey 07876.  The meeting will begin at 7:00pm.  Formal action may be taken.

A copy of the agenda may be viewed in advance at the Roxbury Library, the Roxbury Town Hall, the Mount Arlington Library or the Mount Arlington Town Hall.

Roxbury Mount Arlington Consolidation Study Commission
Dated: May 31, 2015