MARCH 24, 2012

9:00 a.m.




1.         CALL TO ORDER; OPENING STATEMENT: This meeting is being held in compliance with Public Law 1975, Chapter 231, Sections 4 and 13, as notice of this meeting had been reported to The Citizen and the Morris County Daily Record and The Star Ledger on March 19, 2012 and posted in the municipal building.


Mayor Gormally called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. at the Department of Public Works, 55 Pocono Road.




All Council members were present except for Councilman Jackson, who arrived at approximately 10:30 a.m., and Councilman Holmberg, who was absent. Also in attendance were Borough Manager Robert Tovo, DPW Director Mark Prusina, and DPW Administrative Assistant Joan Best.




Mayor Gormally opened the public comment portion of the meeting with consent of the Council. Mayor Gormally explained the Council’s policy of limiting each speaker to five (5) minutes and no yielding of time to another person.


With no one wishing to be heard, Mayor Gormally closed the public comment portion of the meeting.




Mr. Tovo gave an overview of the facilities and infrastructure tour of the Borough. The tour commenced and the following properties, facilities, and infrastructure were viewed:

·         Department of Public Works                           Facility Review                                                                  

·         Mountain Lake Dam                                          Spillway/ Level Marker

·         Midvale Road                                                     Wilson Basketball Court

·         Esplanade Park                                                  Project Status

·         Lake Drive and Barton Road                          Canal- Cleaning Project

·         Wildwood Lake Spillway                                   Project Status/Level Marker

·         Kaufman Park                                                     Wall Project

·         Boulevard                                                            Storm Water Project

·         Island Beach                                                       Wall Repair/ Fire Pit Renovation

·         Tower Hill                                                            Well #2, Storage House, Water Storage Tank Facility


·         Birchwood Lake                                                 Flagpole Installation

·         Denville Access                                                 Wells #2 & #3

·         Route 46/ Restaurant Row                              Sewer Main

·         Route 46                                                               Well #5

·         Borough Hall/Police/Fire                                  Facility Review


Borough Council members commented on the general cleanliness of the Department of Public Works facility. Mr. Prusina answered questions on the use and storage of equipment.


During the inspection of lakes and spillways, the Council viewed the new gauge system utilized by the Borough to track and maintain consistent lake levels. Mayor Gormally commented that perhaps the location of the Wildwood spillway should be moved in order to improve the overall effectiveness of the system.


After the inspection of the storage house on Tower Hill Road, the Council recommended considering an upgrade of this facility, with the potential for the storage of Historic Preservation Committee (HPC) and Environmental Commission materials and documents.


The placement of a new flagpole at Birchwood Lake was discussed.


The Council suggested that Mr. Tovo consider placing alarms at all well facilities to increase security.


Councilwoman Bravo and Mayor Gormally left the meeting shortly after 12:00 noon due to prior commitments.


5.         PUBLIC COMMENT                                                                        


Deputy Mayor Happer opened the second public comment portion of the meeting with the consent of the Council.


With no one wishing to be heard, Deputy Mayor Happer closed the public comment portion of the meeting.


6.         ADJOURNMENT at 1:05 p.m.


Motion made by Councilman Shaw, second by Deputy Mayor Happer, to adjourn the meeting at 1:05 p.m., with all members in favor signifying by “Aye”.


Attest: March 24, 2012




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Robert Tovo, Borough Manager                                 Charles X. Gormally, Mayor