The next meeting of Lawrence Township Council will take place today, Tuesday, Oct. 2, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the municipal building at 2207 Lawrence Rd. (Route 206).
According to the agenda, the meeting will include a special presentation from Township Historian Dennis Waters about upcoming events during Lawrence History Month, as October is traditionally designated.
Ten resolutions and one bid award also appear on the meeting agenda.
For the convenience of readers, the contents of the meeting agenda are also reproduced below:
Lawrence Township Council
- Lawrence Township Municipal Building
- Council Meeting Room – Upper Level
- Tuesday, October 2, 2012
- 6:30 P.M.
1. Mayor's Welcome and Roll Call
Statement Of Proper Notice: "Adequate notice of this meeting of the Lawrence Township Council being held on Tuesday, October 2, 2012, has been provided through the posting of the annual meeting schedule of said Council in accordance with Section 13 of the Open Public Meetings Act."
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Review and Revision of the Agenda
Presentation by Dennis Waters, Historian, Lawrence History Month
4. Public Participation
5. Adoption of Minutes of Previous Meetings
6. Introduction of Ordinances
A. Authorizing Acceptance of Bonding for Lawrence Toyota, SP-03/12
B. Authorizing the Partial Closing of Princess Road for a 3K Run/Walk – Jingle All the Way for Special Olympics New Jersey
C. Authorizing an Increasing the Contract with Cardinal Contracting Co. for the 2011 Road Improvement Program – Various Roads
D. Authorizing the Adoption of the Lawrence Township Police Department’s Canine Shadow
E. Authorizing the Closing of Manning Lane for a Neighborhood Block Party
F. Authorizing Refund of Escrow to Daniel Piscitello, IP-21/12
G. Authorizing Refund of Escrow to Richard Robertson, IP-20-12
H. Authorizing the Submission of a Grant Application for Road Improvement Program – Province Line Road
I. Authorizing the Submission of a Grant Application for the Province Line Road Bike Trail
J. Authorizing a Closed Session of Council Immediately Following the Regular Meeting to Discuss Pending Litigation, Trenton Water Works and Tax Matters
8. Awarding and/or Rejecting of Bids*
A. Authorizing Awarding of Bid #12-09 – 2012 Snow Plowing Services
9. Adoption of Ordinances*
10. Manager's Report
*with public participation
For the convenience of readers, the contents of Krawczun’s memo are also reproduced below:
Upcoming Meeting 10/2/2012
Dennis Waters, Lawrence Township Historian will present the schedule of planned activities for Lawrence History Month.
Introduction of Ordinances
There are no ordinances for introduction.
The agenda includes routine administrative authorizations as well as resolutions providing for refunds, bond releases and acceptances.
Resolution 7-C authorizes an amendment to the bid award of Cardinal Contracting Company for the 2011 road improvement program in the amount of $29,796.43. The new contract total is $389,794.43. The purpose of the change order is that actual as built quantities exceeded engineering estimates. Funding is available from previously adopted capital ordinances.
Resolution 7-D authorizes an agreement between Lawrence Township and Lawrence Township Police Officer Ronald Buchanan for the adoption of a retired K-9 police dog.
Resolution 7-H authorizes submission of a grant application to the New Jersey Department of Transportation Road Improvement Program for the resurfacing of Province Line Road. The project area is that portion of Province Line Road between Route 206 and Princeton Pike. The northbound lane between Bannister Drive and Route 206 will be widened by two feet with drainage improvements and new curbing. The amount of funding being requested is $250,000 and the estimated project cost is $350,000.
Resolution 7-I authorizes submission of grant application to the New Jersey Department of Transportation Road Improvement Program for the installation of an off-road bikeway along Province Line Road between Bannister Drive and Route 206. This portion of bikeway is a planned section of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail. The amount of funding being requested is $200,000 and the estimated project cost is $200,000.
Award of Bids
There is one bid award on the agenda.
Resolution 8-A awards a contract to GreenScape Landscape Contractor, Incorporated of Glenside, Pennsylvania for the providing of snow plowing services during the period November 1, 2012 through April 15, 2013. The bid amount is $189.00 per hour for a manned plow truck. The amount of the contract is not to exceed $17,000 and funding is available from the Reserve for Snow Removal Trust Fund. The prior year hourly rate was $210.00.
Adoption of Ordinances
There are no ordinances for adoption.
Discussion of 2012 “Best Practices” check list.