Legal Notices


Notice of Budget Workshop Meeting

Take notice that a Budget Workshop Meeting of the Mayor and Committee of the Township of Andover will be held on March 25, 2021, beginning at 6:00PM. The meeting will be held virtually, via Zoom. No formal action will be taken. Members of the public may access the meeting at the designated time by the following methods:

Webinar ID: 978 7685 3761
Passcode: 128887
Join Zoom Meeting with browser:
https://zoom.us/j/97876853761?pwd=d3NlRSt5SldFMmx2elFuMC9pUmFPQT09
or
by Telephone: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 929 205 6099 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799

The agenda to the extent known will be available prior to the meeting at the Township webpage link www.andovertwp.org or may be requested from the Administrator/Municipal Clerk at pbussow@andovertwp.org or (973) 383-4280. Members of the public will be muted during the meetings, but may speak during the designated public comment portions by pressing 9 (telephone) or the “raise hand” icon (Zoom app), and wait to be recognized by the host, who will unmute individuals to speak and mute them afterward. Written public comments may also be submitted to the Municipal Clerk by email to comments@andovertwp.org or by mail to Patricia Bussow, RMC, Administrator/Municipal Clerk, 134 Newton Sparta Road, Newton, NJ 07860. Written public comments must include the individual’s name, full address and contact information, and identify the meeting they are intended for. Written public comments must be received by the Administrator/Municipal Clerk no later than 3 p.m. on the meeting date and will be read into the record at the end of the public comment portion. There is a five-minute time limit on all public comments.

Patricia L. Bussow, RMC, Administrator/Municipal Clerk
March 19, 2021


Notice of Pending Ordinance

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that Ordinance 2021-03 "AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF ANDOVER TO PERMIT THE CULTIVATION AND PROCESSING OF CANNABIS AND REGULATE THE LOCATION OF THE CULTIVATION AND PROCESSING OF LEGAL CANNABIS WITHIN THE TOWNSHIP" was introduced and passed at first reading at a Regular Meeting of the Township Committee of the Township of Andover held on February 18, 2021. A public hearing regarding same will be held at a meeting scheduled for April 1, 2021, beginning at 7:00PM to be held virtually via Zoom, which details for accessing the meeting are as follows:

Webinar ID: 978 7685 3761
Passcode: 128887
Join Zoom Meeting with browser:
https://zoom.us/j/97876853761?pwd=d3NlRSt5SldFMmx2elFuMC9pUmFPQT09
or
Join Zoom Meeting by Phone:
+1 929 205 6099

All persons interested both for and against said ordinance shall be given an opportunity to be heard concerning same. A full copy of the ordinance is available here, or may be obtained in print from the Municipal Clerk’s office during regular business hours.

Patricia L. Bussow, RMC, Administrator/Municipal Clerk
March 11, 2021


RFP — Professional Planner

The Township of Andover Open Space Committee is soliciting qualified professional planners with experience in open space and parks planning to update the township’s Open Space and Recreation Plan. The Plan will build on the township’s Recreation and Open Space Inventory (ROSI), to establish goals for the identification and prioritization of additional undeveloped land for protection, provide land stewardship and public access priorities for existing open space lands, and work to identify opportunities to expand connectivity between open space assets, neighborhoods and trails. The Plan should also consider priorities for historic preservation.

Complete proposal specs may be viewed/downloaded here.

Submit proposal materials electronically to Patricia Bussow, Andover Township Municipal Clerk, at pbussow@andovertwp.org

Proposal deadline is 4PM, April 16, 2021.

Patricia L. Bussow, RMC, Administrator/Municipal Clerk
March 10, 2021


Notice of Budget Workshop

Take notice that a Budget Workshop Meeting of the Mayor and Committee of the Township of Andover will be held on March 18, 2021, beginning at 6:00PM. The meeting will be held virtually, via Zoom. No formal action will be taken.

Members of the public may access the meeting at the designated time by the following methods:
Using an electronic device, please click the link to join the webinar:
https://zoom.us/j/97876853761?pwd=d3NlRSt5SldFMmx2elFuMC9pUmFPQT09
Passcode: 128887
Or by Telephone:
Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 929 205 6099 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799
Webinar ID: 978 7685 3761 Passcode: 128887

The agenda to the extent known will be available prior to the meeting at the Township website www.andovertwp.org or may be requested from the Administrator/Municipal Clerk at pbussow@andovertwp.org or (973) 383-4280. Members of the public will be muted during the meetings, but may speak during the designated public comment portions by pressing 9 (telephone) or the “raise hand” icon (Zoom app), and wait to be recognized by the host, who will unmute individuals to speak and mute them afterward. Written public comments may also be submitted to the Municipal Clerk by email to comments@andovertwp.org or by mail to Patricia Bussow, RMC, Administrator/Municipal Clerk, 134 Newton Sparta Road, Newton, NJ 07860. Written public comments must include the individual’s name, full address and contact information, and identify the meeting they are intended for. Written public comments must be received by the Administrator/Municipal Clerk no later than 3 p.m. on the meeting date and will be read into the record at the end of the public comment portion. There is a five-minute time limit on all public comments.

Patricia L. Bussow, RMC, Administrator/Municipal Clerk
March 10, 2021


Resolution #R2020-119

A RESOLUTION OF THE TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF ANDOVER, COUNTY OF SUSSEX AND STATE OF NEW JERSEY AUTHORIZING THE AWARD OF A CONTRACT FOR SOLID WASTE AND RECYCLING COLLECTION TO BLUE DIAMOND DISPOSAL INC.

WHEREAS, pursuant to authorization by the Mayor and Township Committee of the Township of Andover, the Township received sealed competitive bids for solid waste and recycling collection; and

WHEREAS, one (1) sealed bid was received and opened on September 16, 2020, in accordance with the bid specifications:

Option Term Cost
Option 1(A) three (3) year term $2,160,000.00
Option 1(B) five (5) year term $3,510,000.00
Option 2(A) three (3) year term $2,340,000.00
Option 2(B) five (5) year term $3,810,000.00
Option 3(A) three-year term $2,214,000.00
Option 3(B) five (5) year term $3,600,000.00
Option 4(A) three (3) year term $2,394,000.00
Option 4(B) five (5) year term $3,900,000.00
; and

WHEREAS, said bid has been duly reviewed and analyzed by the Andover Township Attorney and Township DPW Director; and

WHEREAS, the Local Public Contracts Law requires that competitive bidding contracts be awarded to the lowest, responsible, responsive bidder; and

WHEREAS, the bid received from Blue Diamond Disposal Inc., for Option 1(B) – five (5) year term:

Type 10 materials shall be collected one (1) day per week year-round from all residents including Rolling Hills Condominiums, Ascot Apartments, and Municipal Facilities.

Recyclable materials - weekly pickup/alternating commodities. Fiber (magazines, newspapers, cardboard and junkmail) twice per month; commingled (plastic, tin, aluminum, glass) shall be collected twice per month year-round from all residences.

Recyclable materials including office paper and junk mail shall be collected once per week year-round from Rolling Hills Condominiums, Ascot Apartments and Municipal Facilities.

Bulky waste Type 13, other than building materials, tires and hazardous materials, shall be collected weekly (as generated) with regular trash pickup with a weight limit of 350 pounds.

Freon which has been removed from refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners (any appliance with Freon) will be pickup once per month by appointment through the town.

has been found to be in proper form and in compliance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. §40A:11-23.5 and the specifications as written; and

WHEREAS, the Chief Financial Officer has certified that sufficient funds are available for this service.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Township Committee of the Township of Andover, in the County of Sussex, and State of New Jersey as follows:

  1. The Township Committee hereby awards a contract to Blue Diamond Disposal Inc., 5 Brandywine Court, PO Box 267, Succasunna, New Jersey 07876 for solid waste and recycling collection in accordance with the bid specifications for Option 1(B) in the amount of $3,510,000 per year for five (5) years.
  2. The Mayor and Township Clerk are hereby authorized and directed to execute a contract with Blue Diamond Disposal Inc. in accordance with its bid for performing solid waste and recycling collection for the Township of Andover.
  3. The Township’s Chief Financial Officer has certified the availability of funds for this contract.
  4. This resolution and contract shall be available for public inspection in the office of the Township Clerk.
This Resolution will take effect immediately.

CERTIFICATION

I, Patricia L. Bussow, Municipal Clerk of the Township of Andover, in the County of Sussex in the State of New Jersey, do hereby certify that the foregoing Resolution is a true copy of the Original Resolution duly passed and adopted by a majority of the full membership of the Andover Township Committee at its meeting on November 5, 2020.

Patricia L. Bussow, RMC, Administrator/Municipal Clerk
December 1, 2020