The Township Committee seeks input from the citizens of Harding regarding the fate of the town's tennis courts located next to Kirby Hall parking lot. Built in the 1980's, these hard surface courts are currently not safely playable.
Before voicing your opinion, please consider that the Harding School recently agreed to allow residents to use two new courts behind the school but only during daylight hours and when school or school activities are not underway.
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Monday, March 17, 2014 at 7:30 PM
ADEQUATE NOTICE of this meeting of the Harding Township Committee was given as follows: Notice was sent to the DAILY RECORD and the OBSERVER TRIBUNE on January 22, 2014; Notice was posted on the Bulletin Board in the Township Hall on Blue Mill Road in Harding, NJ on January 22, 2014, and Notice was filed with the Township Clerk on January 22, 2014.
ROLL CALL Ms. DiTosto, Mr. Lanzerotti, Mr. Newlin, Mr. Platt, Mr. Ward
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
REVIEW OF TENTATIVE AGENDAS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS
EXECUTIVE SESSION DETERMINATION
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
February 18, 2014
o Resolution TC 14-050 – Budget to be Read by Title
o Resolution TC 14-051 – Introduction of Budget
2014 Capital Plan
Ordinances – Introduction
Ordinances – Public Hearing
1. Ordinance TC 02-14 – CPI Ordinance
2. Ordinance TC 03-14 –Ordinance to Authorize the Appropriation of Funds from the Open Space Trust Fund and the Green Acre Fund (Frelinghuysen)
Consent Agenda Resolutions
1. Resolution TC 14-052 – Bill List – February
2. Resolution TC 14-053 – Tax Appeal Settlements
3. Resolution TC 14-054 – Resignation of Assistant Treasurer
4. Resolution TC 14-055 – Award Contract – Electrical Subcode Official
5. Resolution TC 14-056 – Award Contract – Special Labor Counsel
6. Resolution TC 14-057 – Fire Department Appointment - Cullis
7. Resolution TC 14-058 – Authorizing Execution of Amended Conservation Easement – Van Beuren Farms Associates, LLC – Van Beuren Road/ Griffin Lane
8. Resolution TC 14-059 – Approval of Developers Agreement – Van Beuren Farms Associates, LLC
9. Resolution TC 14-060 – Authorizing extension of DOT Grant
10. Resolution TC 14-061 – Authorizing RFP for Renovations to Municipal Building
11. Resolution TC 14-062 – Authorization to Purchase Replacement Sign for Municipal Building
HEARING PERSONS PRESENT
Great Swamp Watershed Association
Great Swamp Watershed Association wants to help you find out! This April they will be offering Harding Township residents a cost effective opportunity to have their household’s well water thoroughly tested using professional labs, testing for a broad range of water quality parameters. Look for more information in next month’s Thumbnail on cost and drop off location. To have your name added to the growing list of those wishing to participate in the testing program or for more information please call Kelly Martin at 973 538 3500 x 19 at the Great Swamp Watershed Association. To learn more about the Great Swamp Watershed Association please visit: http://www.GreatSwamp.org
Registrations are still being accepted for these Field Hockey programs:
New This Year: Participants can register online using a credit card!
Please visit the HTRA website (www.htra.info) for registration forms and additional information.
Registration is now open for Tball through March 29th, don’t miss the deadline!
All Harding Township Residents entering Kindergarten or first grade for the 2014-15 school year, pre-school or Kindergarten are eligible to play. Teams are co-ed. The season runs Friday evenings, April 25, 2014 - June 6, 2014. All games are on Friday nights from 6:00 pm to 7:00pm at the fields behind Harding Township School. It’s a great way to introduce your child to the sport.
There are great volunteer opportunities, since we need volunteer Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Team Parents, and Sponsors. Volunteer information is also on the T-ball page of the HTRA Website.
Declaration of Appointments by the Township Committee: Pending the election of officers, the meeting was called to order by Mr. Hall. He announced the appointments to the Board of Richard Clew for a three-year term (Class II) and Tim Jones for a one-year term (Alternate). Nanette DiTosto, Alf Newlin and Joe Schliefer were reappointed for one-year terms. The oath was administered to the appointees who were present.
Roll Call: Messrs. dePoortere and Newlin, and Ms. DiTosto absent.
Mr. Saulnier was unanimously elected Chairman. The meeting was turned over to Mr. Saulnier, and Ms. Olcott was unanimously elected Vice-Chairman.
The resolution (01-14) for professional services (to be provided by Messrs. Drew, Fox and Hall) was unanimously approved. Mr. Fox was sworn in; Mr. Drew was absent.
The resolution (02-14) to set the meeting dates for 2013 was unanimously approved.
Minutes: The minutes of the meetings on October 28, 2013 and November 18, 2013 were approved after some comments and revisions. The minutes of the site visit to the Lang property on December 7, 2013 were also approved.
Application PB 04-13, Applicant Wesley and Mary Margaret Lang, Block 19, Lot 7, 521 James Street, Minor Subdivision Approval. Action: Continue Public Hearing. This is a property of over 12 acres with two proposed lots that conform to size requirements. Lot 7.03 (5.44 acres) has been created as a flag lot at back of property with a drive to serve it. Lot 7 will be 7 acres. Everything conforms to zoning requirements except playhouse about 40 feet from property line. A swing set will be removed and play house will be retained. There will be an easement to allow new drive to avoid trees along property line. A 30K gallon cistern was installed at end of the flag staff, and there is a storm water management plan to deal with new drive. New house shown on plan is currently conceptual. The bridle path easement was widened to 25 feet along southern line and line in back (along perimeter), and there will be landscaping along uphill side of driveway.
Mr. Fox then reviewed his report which included several issues. The driveway needs to be realigned to reduce the grade and include spacing requirement for passing zones.
Additional space is needed at the entrance and the apron needs to be paved. With respect to the storm water management plan, the infiltration trench needs to be redesigned for storage, it should show run off will not affect neighbor’s property, trenches need to drain in 72 hours, and a maintenance manual must be developed for the owner. With respect to the bridle trail in the row of trees along the southern line, sufficient width must be provided given gravel in infiltration trench.
The Board discussed whether a resolution should be drafted. The inclination of the Board was to approve the application if all conditions were met, so Ms. Olcott moved that a resolution be prepared for review at the next meeting. This was approved and the matter was carried to the meeting on February 24, 2014.