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NOVEMBER 10, 2004

 

7:30 P.M.

 

Regular Meeting of the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown, 15 Main Street, Englishtown, New Jersey 07726.

 

1.                  Meeting Called to Order and Roll Call

 

2.                  Statement of Compliance with Sunshine Law

 

3.                  Moment of Silence and Salute to the Flag

 

4.                  Approval of Minutes – September 8, 2004

 

5.         Committee Reports

 

6.         Correspondence

 

7.         Open Public Portion/Limited to Agenda Items Only

                        Limited to Five (5) Minutes per citizen to be determined at Borough

                        Council's discretion.  Any and all situations regarding Borough

                        Personnel, when names are implied or mentioned, are to be brought

                        to the full attention of the Council through an appointment and

                        subsequent disclosure through the Personnel Committee.

 

8.                  New Business

 

A.  Ordinance Number 2004-07

Establishing Limits for Salaries For The Borough Employees  

                        First Reading & Introduction

 

B.     Resolution Number 2004-177

Authorizing Execution of Inter-Local Services with County of Monmouth

Dispatching Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Services

 

C.  Resolution Number 2004-178

Authorizing Redemption of Tax Sale Certificate – 32 Water Street

 

                        D.  Resolution Number 2004-179

                        Over $800.00 – Certified Public Mgr Levels IV,V,VI – Chief of Police

 

E.      Resolution Number 2004-180

Payment of the Borough Bills

 

 9.        Public Portion

Limited to Five (5) Minutes per citizen to be determined at Borough

Council's discretion.  Any and all situations regarding Borough

Personnel, when names are implied or mentioned, are to be brought

to the full attention of the Council through an appointment and

subsequent disclosure through the Personnel Committee.

             

10.       Executive Session

 

11.        Adjournment

 

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Reynolds at 7:32 p.m.

 

Roll Call:  Present:            C/Rucker, C/Gallagher, C/Simon, C/D’Agostino, C/Palmieri

                Absent:            C/Soden

 

Also present were Julie Martin, Municipal Clerk, Lynn Tillman, Deputy Municipal Clerk, and John O. Bennett, Borough Attorney.

 

Mayor Reynolds stated pursuant to N.J.S.A. 10 4-6 notification of this meeting has been (1) Published in the Asbury Park Press and Home News and the News Transcript the Official Newspapers of the Borough, (2) Posted to the Public at Borough Hall, (3) Copy has been filed with the Municipal Clerk, (4) Copy of this agenda and the Sunshine Statement has been filed with the Mayor and Council. Thus this meeting tonight is deemed in compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act.

 

There was a moment of silence and salute to the flag.

 

Approval of Minutes – September 8, 2004

 

There being no corrections, deletions, or additions, a motion to approve the Minutes of September 8, 2004 was offered by C/Gallagher, seconded by C/Simon.  Passed on the following roll call:

 

Roll Call:   Ayes:      C/Rucker, C/Gallagher, C/Simon, C/D’Agostino, C/Palmieri

                Nays:       None

            Abstain:       None

             Absent:       C/Soden

 

Committee Reports

 

C/Rucker states nothing at this time.

 

C/Palmieri states the Halloween Party on October 29th at the Firehouse was a big success.  I want to thank our committee members, Christine Robbins, Liz Canario, Cindy & Chanin Robilotti & Sue Benedict and also our volunteers, Jayne Gallagher, Ann Marie Lutz & Julie Martin for helping out.  I also want to thank the Englishtown Fire Dept. Explorers that helped, Joey Frangipane, Eric Knapp, Jason Kirkland & Billy Freauh.  It truly was a wonderful event and I am looking forward to next year’s party.  Secondly, on December 4th at 12:00, Borough Hall the Recreation Committee will be having a trim the tree craft.  All are welcome.

 

C/Gallagher states today C/Palmieri, Julie Martin, Municipal Clerk and myself met with the Monmouth County Board of Taxation.  A letter was sent to the Borough Tax Assessor a week ago to attend this meeting, which was in regard to the Borough not having a revaluation in 14 years.  I left information out for the public on what the criteria is for a revaluation.  I think the best we will be able to do, is put it off for a couple years if possible, based on the argument that within 2 years the Borough will be completely built out.  They will notify us of their decision in three weeks.  If we are ordered to revalue, the Borough would have to pay for it; bond for it and we can pay that back over a five-year period.

 

C/D’Agostino states nothing at this time.

 

C/Simon states the police activity report from 10/25 – 11/7; there were 518 calls and 95 motor vehicle stops.  Also, there was a press release on our Police Department.  I want to thank the police officers for doing a great job.

 

Correspondence

 

Julie Martin, Municipal Clerk states we received a thank you card from Kurt Knapp, one of our Public Works Employees, for the flowers that were sent for his mother who recently passed away.  Secondly, last meeting I gave council the proposed 2005 meeting dates and I need council’s approval on these dates.  The reorganization meeting will be on Tuesday, January 4th and the Budget Workshop will be on Saturday, January 22nd at 8:30 a.m.  Just to let everyone know, the next council meeting will be on Monday, November 22, 2004 as opposed to Wednesday, November 24th because it is the eve of Thanksgiving.  Also, the Recreation Department received correspondence from the N.J. Devil’s thanking them for inviting them to the Halloween Party and they look forward to working with Englishtown Borough again.  Also, C/Soden sends his apologies for not being able to make tonight’s council meeting.

 

Open Public Portion

 

Mayor Reynolds opened the floor to the public for discussion limited to agenda items only.

 

There being no questions or comments from the public, a motion to close the public portion was offered by C/D’Agostino, seconded by C/Simon.  Passed unanimously.

 

New Business

 

Ordinance No. 2004-07                                                First Reading & Introduction

 

 

Ordinance Establishing Limits for Salaries of The Employees

Of the Borough of Englishtown, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey

 

            Be It Ordained, the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown, County of Monmouth and State of New Jersey as follows:

 

Ordinance numbers 97-02, 98-06, 99-07 and 2002-03, 2003-09 are hereby amended/supplemented:

           

            Section I:  The annual salary ranges are established as follows, and the Borough Chief Financial Officer is hereby authorized to transfer such sums of money from such payroll from the time as directed by Salary Resolution of the Governing Body.

 

POSITIONS                                                                                        SALARIES                             

                                                                                                            MINIMUM    MAXIMUM   

GOVERNING BODY

            MAYOR                                                                                  $  1,800.00            $  4,500.00

            COUNCIL                                                                               $  1,300.00            $  3,500.00

 

MUNICIPAL CLERK                                                                          $25,000.00            $40,000.00

 

DEPUTY CLERK/ADMIN ASSIST.                                                    $16,000.00            $29,000.00

 

CHIEF FIN. OFFICER                                                                         $24,000.00            $41,000.00

 

ASSISTANT C.F.O.                                                                             $16,000.00            $35,000.00

 

CLERK TYPIST                                                                                   $  8,000.00            $20,000.00

 

COURT MAGISTRATE                                                                       $ 9,000.00            $17,000.00

 

COURT CLERK                                                                                 $25,000.00             $45,000.00

 

DEPUTY COURT CLERK                                                                 $     500.00             $15,000.00

 

ATTORNEY                                                                                       $14,000.00              $30,000.00

 

DPW SUPERVISOR                                                                          $25,000.00              $45,000.00

 

DPW – LEVEL 1                                                                                $18,000.00              $30,000.00

 

DPW – PART TIME                                                                           $  6,000.00              $12,000.00

 

WATER SUPERINTENDENT                                                           $  6,000.00              $15,000.00

 

WATER CLERK                                                                                $  9,000.00              $15,000.00

 

SEWER SUPERINTENDENT                                                           $  6,000.00              $15,000.00

 

SEWER CLERK                                                                                $  9,000.00              $15,000.00

 

RECYCLING COORDINATOR                                                       $     700.00              $  1,250.00

 

DOG/CAT CENSUS TAKER                                                            $     500.00              $  1,100.00

 

EMERGENCY MGMT COORDINATOR                                        $     750.00              $  1,250.00

 

TAX ASSESSOR                                                                              $  5,000.00               $10,000.00

 

TAX COLLECTOR                                                                          $  5,000.00               $10,000.00

 

CONSTRUCTION OFFICIAL:

   DIRECTOR OF CODE ENFORCEMENT      

   CONSTRUCTION OFFICIAL

   FIRE SUB-CODE OFFICIAL                                                       $11,000.00                $23,000.00

 

CONSTRUCTION OFFICIAL:

   BLDG SUB-CODE INSPECTOR             

   HOUSING INSPECTOR                                                               $         0.00               $13,000.00

 

CONSTRUCTION SECRETARY                                                    $  2,500.00               $  6,000.00

 

FIRE OFFICIAL:

   FIRE INSPECTION

   FIRE SUB-CODE

   CODE ENFORCEMENT                                                              $  6,000.00               $17,000.00

 

FIRE OFFICIAL

   PART TIME FIRE INSPECTOR                                                   $        0.00                $  2,000.00

 

ASST. CODE ENF/ZONING OFFICER                                         $  2,000.00               $  5,500.00

 

ELECTRICAL INSPECTOR                                                           $  3,500.00               $  9,000.00

 

PLUMBING INSPECTOR                                                              $  3,500.00               $10,000.00

 

PLANNING BOARD SECRETARY                                               $  2,500.00              $  6,000.00

 

CLEAN COMMUNITY GRANT                                                    $  1,100.00              $  3,500.00

 

            Section II:  Salaries shall be set forth by Resolution of Mayor and Council within the

aforementioned salary guidelines.

 

            Section III:  Payment of salaries shall be in equal bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly or other

 installments as the Mayor and Council may from time to time resolve.

 

            Section IV:  All ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent with this ordinance are

 hereby repealed.

 

            Section V:  This ordinance shall take effect upon its passage and publication according

 to law.

 

 Offered by:                   C/Simon                       

 

Seconded by:               C/Gallagher

                       

 Roll Call:         Ayes:    C/Rucker, C/Gallagher, C/Simon, C/D’Agostino, C/Palmieri

                        Nays:    None

                    Abstain:    None

                     Absent:    C/Soden

 

Julie Martin, Municipal Clerk advises Public Hearing & Adoption will be at the December 13, 2004 Council Meeting, at Borough Hall.

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2004-177

 

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION

OF AN INTER-LOCAL SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH

THE COUNTY OF MONMOUTH FOR THE PROVISION OF

DISPATCHING POLICE, FIRE AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES.

 

            WHEREAS, the Borough of Englishtown is desirous of having the County of Monmouth, under the auspices of the Office of the Sheriff, provide dispatch services for the Borough’s Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Services; and

 

            WHEREAS, the County of Monmouth has agreed to provide said dispatch services to the Borough; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Borough and the County desire to enter into an Inter-local Services Agreement for the provision of said services, as more particularly described in the attached Agreement, which is incorporated herein; and

 

            WHEREAS, pursuant to the “Inter-local Services Act”, N.J.S.A. 40:8A-1, et seq., the Borough is authorized to enter into an agreement with any other local unit or units for the joint provision within their several jurisdictions of any service which any party to the agreement is empowered to render within its own jurisdiction; and

 

            WHEREAS, the proposed agreement for the provision of the aforesaid services is on file in the Borough Clerk’s Office in accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40:8A-4.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE AND IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED by the Borough Council of the Borough of Englishtown, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey, that the Mayor is hereby authorized to execute and the Municipal Clerk to attest the attached Inter-local Services Agreement between the Borough of Englishtown and the County of Monmouth for the provision of the aforementioned emergency dispatch services.

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a certified copy of this Resolution shall be provided to each of the following:

 

                        a.            Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office

                        b.            Borough Chief of Police

                        c.            Borough Attorney

 

Offered By:                  C/Simon

 

Seconded By:               C/D’Agostino

 

Roll Call:    Ayes:          C/Rucker, C/Gallagher, C/Simon, C/D’Agostino, C/Palmieri

                  Nays:          None

               Absent:          C/Soden

              Abstain:          None

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2004-178

 

A Resolution Authorizing Redemption of Tax Sale Certificate

 

            Whereas, the Borough of Englishtown Tax Collector has reported that the following Tax Sale Certificate has been sold to American Tax Funding, P.O. Box 862658, Orlando, FL  32886-2658:

 

                        Redemption in the amount of $10,727.64 for:

 

                        Tax Sale Certificate Number 3-03,  Block 4, Lot 35 

   

            Whereas, the above mentioned certificate has been paid and American Tax Funding, P.O. Box 862658, Orlando, FL  32886-2658 is entitled to a refund of $10,727.64.

 

            Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey that it hereby authorizes payment in the amount of $10,727.64 to American Tax Funding, P.O. Box 862658, Orlando, FL  32886-2658.

 

            Be It Further Resolved that a certified true copy of this Resolution be forwarded to the Borough's Tax Collector and Chief Financial Officer.

 

Offered by:             C/D’Agostino                

 

Seconded by:         C/Simon

 

Roll Call: Ayes:      C/Rucker, C/Gallagher, C/Simon, C/D’Agostino, C/Palmieri

                 Nays:    None     

              Absent:    C/Soden           

             Abstain:    None

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2004- 179

 

Authorization of Purchases or Services Over $800

 

            Whereas, the Borough of Englishtown Council requires that purchases and services over $800.00 or more be pre-approved by the Governing Body except in the case of imminent emergency situation; and

 

            Whereas, the following itemized request(s) were submitted to the Chief Financial Officer by the respective Committee Chairperson(s) for Council approval; and

 

            Whereas, the Chief Financial Officer certifies that appropriate funds are available for the following:

 

Certified Public Manager Levels IV, V, VI

Chief of Police

$1,610.00

Purchased From:

NJHRDI, DOP Fiscal, DOP Fiscal/NJ HRDI

PO Box 311

Trenton, NJ 08625-0311

 

            Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey that the above request(s) is approved for the purchase or order.

 

 

Offered By:              C/Simon          

 

Seconded By:          C/D’Agostino

 

Roll Call: Ayes:        C/Rucker, C/Gallagher, C/Simon, C/D’Agostino, C/Palmieri

              Nays:        None

           Absent:        C/Soden

          Abstain:        None

        

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2004- 180

 

Resolution of the Borough of Englishtown,

County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey

Authorizing the Payment of Borough Bills

 

            Whereas, the Mayor and Council have carefully examined all vouchers presented to the Borough for the payment of claims; and

 

            Whereas, after due consideration of the said vouchers, the Mayor and Council have approved payment of same.

 

            Now, therefore, be it resolved by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown, County of Monmouth, as follows:

 

            1.   The said approved vouchers amounting to the sum of $224,042.48 be and

                   the same are hereby authorized to be paid on November 10, 2004.

 

2.        The Borough Clerk be and is hereby directed to list on the page in the Minutes Book following the minutes of this meeting all of the said vouchers hereby authorized to be paid.

 

Offered  by:                C/D’Agostino

 

Seconded by:              C/Simon

 

Roll Call:   Ayes:          C/Rucker, C/Gallagher, C/Simon, C/D’Agostino, C/Palmieri

                   Nays:        None

                Absent:        C/Soden

               Abstain:        None

           

Public Portion – Non-Agenda Items

 

Mayor Reynolds opened the floor to the public for discussion of anything they wish to bring to the attention of the governing body.

 

Jayne Carr, Main Street states I distributed a letter two weeks ago and asked for a response as far as if this letter represented C/Simon’s own opinion or council’s opinion.  I have heard no response.

 

C/Simon answers that was my own opinion and I was not representing the Council.

 

There being no further questions or comments from the public, a motion to close the public portion was offered by C/Simon, seconded by C/D’Agostino.  Passed unanimously.

 

Executive Session

 

Mayor Reynolds stated pursuant to N.J.S.A. 10 4-12B be it resolved by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey as follows whereas N.J.S.A. 10 4-12B of the Open Public Meetings Act of the State of New Jersey permits exclusion of the public from those portions of the meetings in which matters authorized to be discussed in Executive Session under the cited statute will be reviewed and discussed; and

 

            Whereas, the Governing Body concludes that the public must be excluded from the discussion of the following matters of personnel, and potential litigation; and

 

            Therefore, be it resolved by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey, as follows, 1) Hereby authorizes Executive Session for the purpose of discussing above matters with N.J.S.A. 10 4-12B, 2) Anticipated at this time that the matters to be discussed in Executive Session will be discussed in Public not earlier than the next regular meeting of the Governing Body, 3) It is anticipated that the Executive Session last not longer than one-half hour,  4) There exists the possibility that action may be taken upon conclusion of the Executive Session when the meeting returns to open.

 

Offered By:           C/Simon

 

Seconded By:       C/Gallagher

 

Roll Call:   Ayes:    C/Rucker, C/Gallagher, C/Simon, C/D’Agostino, C/Palmieri

                   Nays:  None

                Absent:  C/Soden

               Abstain:  None

 

The time being 7:45 P.M.

 

There being no further business in Executive Session, a motion to return to open session was offered by C/Gallagher, seconded by C/Palmieri.  Passed unanimously.

 

The time being 8:05 P.M.

 

Adjournment

 

There being no further business a motion to adjourn was offered by C/Simon, seconded by C/Palmieri. Passed unanimously.

 

The time being 8:06 P.M.

 

 

          January 26, 2005                                                   ________________________

Approved by Governing Body                                          Clerk