WEST MILFORD-The township council wants businesses to get serious about recycling their garbage. Councilwoman Patricia Lotz-Moore said the township plans to start slapping tickets on delinquent businesses which could mean fines. Before announcing the new procedures, Lotz-Moore again raised the issue of the high cost of garbage removal in town. In other action, the township is talking with Nextel about its leasing space on the communications tower behind town hall. Negotiations to co-locate the cell service, rather than build new towers, are proceeding. Issues of storage capacity, height and dollars remain to be worked out. The federal emergency fund, FEMA, has asked the town to return $5,000 paid for an emergency snowstorm last year. It's unclear how this overpayment from FEMA occurred and Acting Township Administrator Kevin Byrnes reported that the matter is under investigation. Byrnes reported that he would be meeting with various groups to get the town to file for Open Space funds. The township must apply to Passaic County for funding by September. The Open Space Report sent to the Planning Board last October identified a number of possible parcels of land to buy. Councilman Paul Bailey expressed concerns that the township evaluate the parcels closely to ensure that the town doesn't spend money on land that is not usable. Citing Apple Acres as an example of land that is not usable, Bailey said, "We pretty much know we can put a ball field on that. It's pointless to spend money on it. We can rush to get grants but for what purpose? That's the kind of thing that makes the $500,000 (of open space grants) we are sitting on mute. We don't want to spend taxpayers' money on something we didn't have to spend money on at all.Councilwoman Patricia Lotz-Moore spoke about the rising cost of garbage removal. Her message went out to those who do not recycle, especially businesses. The township now has stickers and will slap them on those caught doing otherwise. Violations could result in fines to offenders. The council moved into a closed executive session at 8:15 p.m. At approximately 9 p.m. council members filed back into the meeting room where Passaic County Sheriff Jerry Speziale was waiting to speak. After introductions, the council reconvened and the Sheriff took the podium to explain his plan to patrol Greenwood Lake. After some discussion Di Donato accepted the sheriff's offer. "We never rejected the offer, but we did want to look into it. We wanted to generate funds," he said. "Your offer is very much welcomed." Bailey asked if there was anything Speziale could do about harvesting the weeds. The sheriff said he doubted if he could get a weed harvester but he could supply the manpower to operate one. He said the offer is open. Gervens spoke of the bipartisanship of the plan and told Sheriff Speziale the council was, "Very, very thankful."