Walpack Township
9 Main Street
Walpack Center, NJ 07881
Phone and Fax: 973-948-6861
Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Direct Mail to: 16 Old Mine Road, Walpack NJ 07881

Walpack Township Committee Meeting Minutes:

June 24, 2014

Mayor Maglio called the meeting of the Walpack Township Committee to order at 7 p.m. stating this meeting was being held in compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act having been duly advertised.

Present: Committeeman Heigis, Committeewoman Wycalek, and Mayor Maglio

Also in attendance: Michelle LaStarza

Committeeman Heigis made a motion to approve the minutes of May 27, 2014 seconded by Committeewoman Wycalek and unanimously carried.

Michelle LaStarza presented the treasurerís report and bills list for approval. Committeewoman Wycalek made a motion to approve the bills to be paid seconded by Committeeman Heigis and unanimously carried. The following bills were approved for payment:

2545 3 Century Link PO 376 4872 $31.39
2546 3 Century Link PO 377 6861 $33.75
2547 91 County of Sussex PO 401 Voting Machines $59.45
2548 16 JCPL PO 382 Mun. Bldg. $7.43
2549 41 NJ Div ABC PO 400 Annual Fee $3.00
2550 49 Printing Center PO 402 Primary Ballots $187.15
Total to be paid from Fund 01 Current Fund:  $322.17

Craig Hutchenson of Kittatinny Regional High School presented the committee with a brief presentation regarding the budget and projects at the school. The school is striving to remain in the top 100 schools in the state. Projects for this year include new generator, hot water heater, front vestibule, fencing, and resurfacing of the driveway. 

The clerk stated a renewal contract for the storage of a saw was forwarded for signature and proof of insurance.

All committee members received a preliminary dispatching agreement for comments. Discussion will be held at the next regularly scheduled meeting.

Mayor Maglio read the following ordinance:






BE IT ORDAINED AND ENACTED by the Township Committee of the Township of Walpack, County of Sussex, State of New Jersey as rescinds 2011 Ordinance for Demolition of Municipal Garage and:

BE IT ORDAINED AND ENACTED by the Township Committee of the Township of Walpack, County of Sussex, State of New Jersey as follows:

            SECTION 1: The sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) presently located in the General Capital Fund is hereby appropriated for the improvements to buildings and grounds from the Reserve for Improvements to Municipal Building, General Capital Fund:

            Improvements to Buildings and Grounds:                                 $10,000.00


SECTION 2: In connection with the amount authorized in Section 1 hereof, the Township makes the following determinations:

            1) The purpose described in Section 1 hereof is not a Current Expense and is a purchase the Township of Walpack may lawfully make as a capital purchase.

            2) The period of usefulness of the purpose described in Section 1 hereof is not in the limitation of said Local Bond law and according to the aggregate reasonable life thereof is five (5) years or longer.

            SECTION 3: All ordinances or parts of ordinances which are inconsistent with the terms of this ordinance be and the same hereby repealed to the extent of their inconsistency.

            SECTION 4: This ordinance becomes effective immediately upon publication after adoption.


                                        Victor Maglio, Mayor



            Betsy Cuneo, Municipal Clerk


NOTICE is hereby given that the above ordinance was introduced and passed upon first reading at a meeting of the Mayor and Committee of the Township of Walpack, in the County of Sussex, New Jersey, held on the 24thth day of June 2014. It will be further considered for final passage after public hearing at a meeting of the Mayor and Committee to be held in the Municipal Building, Walpack Center, Walpack, New Jersey, on August 26, 2014, at 7:00 P.M., and during the preceding week copies of the ordinance will be made available at the Clerk's office in the Municipal Building to members of the general public.


                                        Betsy Cuneo, RMC



The committee reviewed the correspondence.

There being no one in attendance and no further business to discuss, Committeeman Heigis made a motion to adjourn seconded by Committeewoman Wycalek. The meeting was adjourned at 7:50 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Betsy M. Cuneo
Municipal Clerk