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JANUARY 27TH, 2009 - REGULAR MEETING

Council President Wollert called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm and read the Open
Public Meetings Statement:

The notice requirements provided for in the “Open Public Meetings Act” have
been satisfied. Notice of this meeting was properly given in a notice which was
transmitted to the Times of Trenton and the Trentonian, filed with the Clerk of the
Township of Ewing and posted in the Ewing Township Municipal Complex, all on
the 2nd day of January, 2009.

ROLL CALL

ƒ Mr. Cox – Present Jack Ball, Mayor


ƒ Mr. Murphy- Present David Thompson, Administrator
ƒ Mr. Steinmann- Present Mike Hartsough, Attorney
ƒ Mr. Summiel – Present Stephen Elliott, Municipal Clerk
ƒ President Wollert- Present

STATEMENTS AND COMMENTS FROM MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC FOR


ITEMS ON THE AGENDA

There were no comments at this time.

CONSENT AGENDA:

The Clerk read the Consent Agenda: (Resolution #09R-34/)

1. Authorization for the Chief Financial Officer to pay Township bills in the
amount of $839,543.21.

2. Approval of minutes of the meeting of January 12th, 2009 (Agenda) and


January 13th, 2009 (Regular).

3. A Resolution authorizing the disposal donation and/or recycling of property


of nominal value.

4. A Resolution authorizing a Refund, as recommended by the Tax Collector in


the amount of $100.08 for February 1, 2008 tax quarter to Wilke Neil S. &
Kimberly A., 25 Dunmore Avenue, Ewing, NJ 08618, for property owner
Kimberly A. Wilke for Block: 476, Lot: 8 also known as 25 Dunmore Avenue
for refund due to overpayment.

5. A Resolution authorizing the conduct of an off premise merchandise raffle


sponsored by The Children’s Home Society of New Jersey to be held on
Saturday, May 2nd, 2009 at the Trenton Country Club.

Mr. Steinmann moved the Consent Agenda, seconded by Mr. Murphy.

ROLL CALL Mr. Cox YES


Mr. Murphy YES
Mr. Summiel YES
Mr. Steinmann YES
President Wollert YES

NEW BUSINESS

1. The Clerk read (Resolution #09R-35) A RESOLUTION APPROVING A


COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE TOWNSHIP
AND THE POLICE SUPERIOR OFFICERS’ ASSOCIATION FOR A TERM
JULY 1, 2008 THROUGH JUNE 30, 2014.
Mr. Steinmann moved the Resolution, seconded by Mr. Murphy. Mr. Summiel then
commented that Administration had not looked for direction from Council and kept
Council informed of the progress of negotiations as previous administrations had
done. Mr. Murphy stated that Administration should have given a comparison
between the contracts, what changes had been made and why they had been made.
President Wollert stated that Administration had not asked for direction but that it
was Administration’s responsibility under law to negotiate contracts.

Attorney Hartsough noted that the new contract increased the number of hours
each officer worked to 2080 per year, thus allowing for a new schedule. It also
provides for graduated vacation days and pay increments for new hires and adjusts
comp time and the ability to bank it. Mayor Ball noted that the added hours in the
contract eliminates the need for 3 more officers.

ROLL CALL Mr. Cox YES


Mr. Murphy YES
Mr. Summiel NO
Mr. Steinmann YES
President Wollert YES

2. The Clerk read (Resolution #09R-36) A RESOLUTION APPROVING A


COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE TOWNSHIP
AND PBA LOCAL 111 FOR A TERM JULY 1, 2008 THROUGH JUNE 30, 2014.

Mr. Murphy moved the Resolution, seconded by Mr. Steinmann. Attorney


Hartsough reviewed the contract.

ROLL CALL Mr. Cox YES


Mr. Murphy YES
Mr. Summiel NO
Mr. Steinmann YES
President Wollert YES

3. The Clerk read (Resolution #09R-37) A RESOLUTION CONSENTING TO THE


APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS TO THE SENIOR CITIZEN ADVISORY
COMMISSION.

Mr. Steinmann moved the Resolution, seconded by Mr. Cox.

ROLL CALL Mr. Cox YES


Mr. Murphy YES
Mr. Summiel YES
Mr. Steinmann YES
President Wollert YES

4. The Clerk read (Resolution #09R-38) A RESOLUTION CONSENTING TO THE


APPOINTMENT OF CELESTE M. BAINBRIDGE TO THE EWING TOWNSHIP
ARTS COMMISSION.

Mr. Summiel moved the Resolution, seconded by Mr. Cox.

ROLL CALL Mr. Cox YES


Mr. Murphy YES
Mr. Summiel YES
Mr. Steinmann YES
President Wollert YES

5. The Clerk read (Resolution #09R-39) A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AND


APPROVING AN INTERLOCAL SERVICES AGREEMENT FOR 2009
NURSING SUPERVISORY SERVICES WITH HAMILTON TOWNSHIP.

Mr. Summiel moved the Resolution, seconded by Mr. Steinmann.

ROLL CALL Mr. Cox YES


Mr. Murphy YES
Mr. Summiel YES
Mr. Steinmann YES
President Wollert YES

6. The Clerk read (Resolution #09R-40) A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AND


APPROVING AN INTERLOCAL SERVICES AGREEMENT FOR 2009 HEALTH
CLINIC SERVICES WITH HAMILTON TOWNSHIP.

Mr. Murphy moved the Resolution, seconded by Mr. Summiel.

ROLL CALL Mr. Cox YES


Mr. Murphy YES
Mr. Summiel YES
Mr. Steinmann YES
President Wollert YES

7. The Clerk read (Resolution #09R-41) A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE


EXECUTION OF A SHARED SERVICE AGREEMENT WITH THE COUNTY
OF MERCER FOR THE PROVISION OF MUNICIPAL ALLIANCE
PROGRAMMING FOR DRUG AND ALCOHOL PREVENTION FOR 2009.

Mr. Steinmann moved the Resolution, seconded by Mr. Cox.

ROLL CALL Mr. Cox YES


Mr. Murphy YES
Mr. Summiel YES
Mr. Steinmann YES
President Wollert YES

COUNCIL REPORTS

Mr. Summiel reported that the TACT Committee would be meeting at 6:00 pm on
February 2 at the TCNJ Student Center.

STATEMENTS AND COMMENTS FROM MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC FOR


ITEMS NOT ON THE AGENDA

Charles Green (979 Bear Tavern) asked about the Township website. President
Wollert responded and asked Administration to allow the Clerk’s Office access
to post document. Todd Roundtree (110 Crescent) suggested that the Township
utilize high school and/or college students to assist. Councilman Murphy
suggested that this may be a shared service with the school district.

Trish DeCello (10 Chelmsford) asked about the proposed purchase of the Trenton
Water Company’s suburban distribution system and Attorney Hartsough
responded.

Administrator Thompson apologized for some inappropriate remarks he had made


at the January 27 meeting.

President Wollert then asked to go into closed session to discuss matters of litigation,
with minutes to be made available when the litigation is completed. Mr.
Steinmann so moved seconded by Mr. Summiel. The public session was recessed
at 8:16 p.m. and reopened at 8:48 pm.

There being no further business President Wollert asked for a motion to adjourn.
Mr. Steinmann so moved, seconded by Mr. Summiel. The meeting was adjourned at
8:48 pm.

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Kathleen Wollert, Council President Stephen W. Elliott, Municipal Clerk