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Funding for Sewage Plant Improvements on Morris Twp. Agenda

The governing body also will consider replacing the town's construction code official.

The Morris Township Committee has a busy night planned for its Wednesday regular meeting at the municipal building.

Among the items to be considered according to the governing body's agenda is a bond ordinance to finance $500,000 for improvements to the Woodland Sewage Treatment Plant. The matter will be up for second reading and public input before the council takes up a final vote.

The committee will also consider a number of resolutions, including one to recognize the work of those who helped keep Morris Township safe during Superstorm Sandy. The resolution mentions the volunteers and employees of the Morris Township Office of Emergency Management, Morris Township Police and Fire, Morris Minutemen, the Department of Public Works, Sewer Utility and other township departments.

Another resolution would appoint Morris building inspector Thomas G. Wiebe as an building sub code official and assistant construction code official. The appointment is being made to replace Albert Mastrobattista. Wiebe would be paid $70,000 for his services.

The meeting will also include presentations of proclamations.

Mayor Peter V. Mancuso is making its part in the fight against breast cancer official: The township will celebrate the sixth annual Susan G. Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure.

The mayor will present another proclamation designating Friday as Read Across America's National Day of Reading.

Karen Spitzner February 26, 2013 at 02:05 PM
I see that a new official is expected to replace Albert Mastrobattista. As a realtor helping residents sell their houses and get CCO's (Certificates of Continued Occupancy) through Albert's department, I have always felt he was fair to deal with. But the inspector who checks that the homes meet standards always has requirements that don't match the printed instructions. The rules are fairly easy to follow: smoke detectors on every level of a home, carbon monoxide detectors on any level with a bedroom, and within 10 feet of each bedroom. They can be mounted on the ceiling or on the wall 4 inches from the ceiling. The inspector always wants something different -- smoke detectors moved to the ceiling, carbon monoxide detectors moved to the wall and required on levels without bedrooms. This is very inefficient, always requiring a 2nd visit to the home, inconveniencing homeowners. I hope the new official's first matter of business will be to make sure the INSPECTOR ENFORCES THE PRINTED REGULATIONS, or rewrites the printed regulations.

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