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MAY 11, 2009 – 6:30 P.M.

- AGENDA SESSION
President Wollert called the meeting to order at 6:30 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 – Absent Michael Hartsough, Attorney
ƒ Mr. Steinmann – Present Dave Thompson, Administrator
ƒ Mr. Summiel - Present Stephen Elliott, Municipal Clerk
ƒ President Wollert – Present

At the direction of Preseident Wollert, Councilman Cox gave a short presentation


on the opportunbites for using solar energy in Township facilities. Information was
distributed and will be reviewed by Council.

CONSENT AGENDA:

President Wollert presented the Consent Agenda for review.

1. Authorization for the Chief Financial Officer to pay Township bills in the
amount of $268,637.35.

2. Approval of minutes of the meeting of April 13, 2009 (Agenda), April 14,
2009 (Regular), April 27, 2009 (Agenda) and April 28, 2009 (Regular).

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


the amount of $1,422.56 due to overpayment of May 1, 2009 tax quarter to
Two Rivers Title Company, LLC, 26 Ayers Lane, Little Silver, NJ 07739, for
property owner Robert Clark for Block: 567, Lot: 23, also known as 4 Manor
House Drive for refund due to overpayment.

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


the amount of $1,005.94 due to overpayment of May 1, 2009 tax quarter to
Wells Fargo Real Estate Tax Service, Attn: Financial Support Unit-Region 1,
1 Home Campus, MAC X2303-04D, Des Moines, IA 50328-0001, for property
owner Jason Carr for Block: 156, Lot: 14, also known as 106 Louisiana
Avenue for refund due to overpayment.

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


the amount of $1070.17 due to overpayment of May 1, 2009 tax quarter to
Thomas & Regina Littwin, 1742 Seventh Street, Ewing, NJ 08638, for
property owner Thomas & Regina Littwin Block: 51, Lot: 277, also known as
1742 Seventh Street for refund due to overpayment.

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


the amount of $1050.00 due to overpayment of May 1, 2009 tax quarter to
Stanley & Mary Hranek, 50 Brae Burn Drive, Ewing, NJ 08638, for property
owner Stanley & Mary Hranek for Block: 139, Lot: 22, also known as 50
Brae Burn Drive for refund due to overpayment.

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


the amount of $1587.68 due to overpayment of May 1, 2009 tax quarter to
Surety Title Corporation, NJ/PA RamQuest Trust Account, 41 East Stow
Road, Marlton, NJ 08053, File: 6620ST-01 for property owner Lam H.
Nguyen for Block: 225.02, Lot: 56, Qual: C0212 also known as 212
Masterson Court for refund due to overpayment.

8. A Resolution authorizing the New Jersey State Police to hold its Annual
Chase (5K Run) on Saturday, May 16th, 2009.

9. A Resolution authorizing the Presbyterian Church of Ewing-Sanctuary


Restoration Fund to hold a parade (5K Run) on Sunday, June 14th, 2009.

10. A Resolution authorizing the Sunshine Foundation to hold an off premise


50/50 cash raffle on June 20, 2009.

After comments by Mr. Summiel, the Consent Agenda was approved for action.

ORDINANCE(S) FOR FIRST READING AND INTRODUCTION

1. The President presented AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE EWING


TOWNSHIP SALARY ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING COMPENSATION
OF OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE TOWNSHIP OF EWING
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2008-2009 (2009) for review. The ordinance
provides for a salary adjustment for the Municipal Clerk for the 2008-2009
fiscal year. The ordinance was approved for action.

NEW BUSINESS

The Council President presented the New Business Agenda for review.

1. A RESOLUTION REAPPOINTING STEPHEN ELLIOTT, R.M.C. AS


MUNICIPAL CLERK FOR THE TOWNSHIP OF EWING.

2. A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE AWARD OF A BID FOR THE


PURCHASE OF ONE TYPE II AMBULANCE AND THE TRADE IN OF ONE
2004 TYPE II AMBULANCE TO EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT SALES, LLC

3. A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AND APPROVING A SHARED SERVICES


AGREEMENT WITH THE EWING TOWNSHIP BOARD OF EDUCATION.

4. A RESOLUTION DECLARING A TOWNSHIP FIRE TRUCK SURPLUS


PROPERTY AND AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF THE TRUCK TO PROSPECT
HEIGHTS VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY.

Jonathon Savage, President of the Ewing Township School Board, was present to discuss
the shared services agreement. He indicated that many years had elapsed since the last
agreement and the discussion concerning it had provided an opportunity to clear up a
number of long standing concerns. Its implementation will save the community time,
energy and resources and it will be renegotiated every year to afford both parties an
opportunity to remain up to date on various issues.

Included in the discussion was a sharing of thoughts on the School Resource Officers
currently provided by uniformed Ewing Township Police. All agreed that they are a
valuable asset to the schools and to the community. Mr. Steinmann asked that the school
board consider other alternatives that might be less expensive and still provide the same
benefits.

After this discussion, the New Business Agenda was approved for action.

STATEMENTS AND COMMENTS FROM MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC

Ron Prykanowski (16 Thurston Ave) noted that on May 31 the Knights of
Columbus was holding a public testimonial to Harry Masterson for the good work
he has done for the community. It will be held at Mercer County Park at 6:00 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
7:41 pm.

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