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Sunday, July 28, 2019

Minutes July 11, 2019 Meeting


Regular Meeting of the Roxbury Mount Arlington Consolidation Study Commission
Roxbury Recreation Office
72 Eyland Avenue, Succasunna, NJ 07876
THURSDAY, July 11, 2019
7pm to 10pm
 
MINUTES
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 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
a. 2019-XX RESOLVED, that the Roxbury Mount Arlington Consolidation Study Commission approves the minutes for January 9, 2019.   NOTE: see attached, - Tabled
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:
 
b. 2019-XX RESOLVED, that the Roxbury Mount Arlington Consolidation Study Commission approves the minutes for June 26, 2019.   NOTE: see attached, - Tabled
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:
 
10. Treasurer’s Report
  1. Bank Account Balance -  $
  2. Donations - $0.00
  3. Expenditures – None
2019-XX 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-Update
  • Top Level Summary – Final
  • TapInto – Fred communications
  • Review Management Consultants Report – content is Final, needs formatting corrections
  • Joe Bell Opinion Letter
  • 019 Tax Levy update
  • Gina’s comments on Letter
  • Provide update on Laracy Associates, LLC Consultant’s Report
    • Projected Proposal property tax analysis – before MTA Equalization
      1. 2019 Commission Projection
      2. 2019 Municipal Consultant Projection
    • Projected Proposal property tax analysis – after MTA Equalization
      1. 2019 Commission Projection
      2. 2019 Municipal Consultant Projection
  • Review Alternate steps – Strategy
    • Appeal to DCA for waiver of the Mt. Arlington equalization to have a benefit
    • Proceed with Statute underwriting
  • Update OPRA details – DCA data, Emails and Notification file (Roxbury and Mount Arlington).
  • Provide update on DCA Report – 2 months overdue with final draft
  • Reminder – attendance to July 21 appreciation social
    12. Committee Reports – ALL REPORTS ARE FINALIZED-TOP LEVEL SUMMARY MODIFIED
    a. Data Collection – Chair Craig Heard
    b. Municipal Government – Chair Laurel Whitney
    c. Education – Chair Gene Paradiso  
    d. Finance/Administration – Chair Jerry Frisco  
    e. DPW / Utilities – Chair Paula Danchuk
    f. Police/Fire/EMS – Chair Larry Millus
    g. Personnel – Chair Vincent Reilly   
    h. Shared / Social Services – Chair Jerry Frisco

2019-XX RESOLVED, that the Roxbury Mount Arlington Consolidation Study Commission approves the final payment to Management Consultants, as submitted by invoice
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:
EXECUTIVE Session
2019-XX RESOLVED, that the Roxbury Mount Arlington Consolidation Study Commission - enter into Executive Session to discuss -
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-XX RESOLVED, that the Roxbury Mount Arlington Consolidation Study Commission - Close Executive Session and return to OPEN -
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:
14. Old/Unfinished Business
15. New Business
 
16. Public Comment
 
 
17. Adjournment     8:05   pm
Motion:  Nancy          seconded: Fran       
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: All__ Nays: _______   Abstain:

Minutes June 26, 2019 Special Meeting

Special Meeting of the Roxbury Mount Arlington Consolidation Study Commission
Roxbury Recreation Office
72 Eyland Avenue, Succasunna, NJ 07876
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
7pm to 10pm
 
MINUTES
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 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
a. 2019-XX RESOLVED, that the Roxbury Mount Arlington Consolidation Study Commission approves the minutes for January 9, 2019.   NOTE: see attached, - Tabled
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:
 
10. Treasurer’s Report
  1. Bank Account Balance -  $8,669.63 As of May 31, 2019
  2. Donations - $0.00
  3. Expenditures – None

2019-XX 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:
 
2019-09 RESOLVED, that the Roxbury Mount Arlington Consolidation Study Commission approves acceptance of  donation(s) totaling $5,000 (Laurel $100, Larry $100, Gene $100, Jerry $200, Craig $4,500)
Motion: Fran    seconded: Laurel
Paula D. ___   Fran D. Y_  Melissa F. ___  Jerry F. Y _  Larry M. Y _   Vincent R. ___  Laurel W. Y _       Dan K. ___  Bob D. N_   Nancy A. ___    Lee L. N__  Gene P. Y _  Craig H. Y _
Yeas: 6 ___ Nays: 2______   Abstain:
11. Chairman’s Report-Update
  • Review Management Consultants Report – content is Final, needs formatting corrections, setup $2,500 payment
  • Engage Consultant to document tax savings from Consolidation, including equalization Statute
  • Review Alternate steps – Strategy
  • Update OPRA details – DCA data, Emails and Notification file (Roxbury and Mount Arlington).
  • Provide update on DCA Report – 2 months overdue with final draft
  • Reminder – attendance to July 21 appreciation social
    12. Committee Reports – ALL REPORTS ARE FINALIZED
    a. Data Collection – Chair Craig Heard
    b. Municipal Government – Chair Laurel Whitney
    c. Education – Chair Gene Paradiso  
    d. Finance/Administration – Chair Jerry Frisco  
    e. DPW / Utilities – Chair Paula Danchuk
    f. Police/Fire/EMS – Chair Larry Millus
    g. Personnel – Chair Vincent Reilly   
    h. Shared / Social Services – Chair Jerry Frisco

2019-10 RESOLVED, that the Roxbury Mount Arlington Consolidation Study Commission approves partial payment of $2,500 to Management Consultants
Motion: Jerry    seconded:Laurel
Paula D. ___   Fran D. Y _  Melissa F. ___  Jerry F. Y _  Larry M. Y _   Vincent R. ___  Laurel W. Y _       Dan K. ___  Bob D. Y _   Nancy A. ___    Lee L. Y _  Gene P. Y _  Craig H. Y _
Yeas: All___ Nays: _______   Abstain:
 
2019-11 RESOLVED, that the Roxbury Mount Arlington Consolidation Study Commission approves the appointment of Larcy Associates, LLC  as a Consultant, with the task of finalizing the financial results / tax savings of Consolidation at a cost not to exceed $5,000
Motion:  Fran    seconded:Laurel       
Paula D. ___   Fran D. Y _  Melissa F. ___  Jerry F. Y _  Larry M. Y _   Vincent R. ___  Laurel W. Y       Dan K. ___  Bob D. N _   Nancy A. ___    Lee L. N _  Gene P. Y _  Craig H. Y _
Yeas: 6 ___ Nays: 2______   Abstain:

14. Old/Unfinished Business
15. New Business

2019-12 RESOLVED, that the Roxbury Mount Arlington Consolidation Study Commission approves the re-scheduling of our Regular July meeting to July 11
Motion:  Fran              seconded:Jerry
Paula D. ___   Fran D. Y _ Melissa F. ___ Jerry F. Y _ Larry M. Y _   Vincent R. ___ Laurel W. Y _       Dan K. ___ Bob D. N _   Nancy A. ___    Lee L. Y _ Gene P. Y _ Craig H. Y _
Yeas: 7___ Nays: 1_____   Abstain:
2019-13 RESOLVED, that the Roxbury Mount Arlington Consolidation Study Commission approves scheduling July 24 meeting to take Vote of our Regular July to July 11
Motion:  Fran              seconded:Jerry
Paula D. ___   Fran D. Y _ Melissa F. ___ Jerry F. Y _ Larry M. Y _   Vincent R. ___ Laurel W. Y _       Dan K. ___ Bob D. N _   Nancy A. ___    Lee L. Y _ Gene P. Y _ Craig H. Y _
Yeas: 7___ Nays: 1_____   Abstain:
 
16. Public Comment
 
 
 
 
17. Adjournment    8:25  pm
Motion:   Fran           seconded: Jerry       
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: All__ Nays: _______   Abstain:

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