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January 14, 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.         Committee Reports

 

5.         Correspondence

 

6.         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.

 

            7.         New Business

                       

A.     Resolution Number 2004-35

Payment of Borough Bills

 

8.                  Tax Collector’s Report - November 2003

 

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 7:30 P.M.

 

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

                  Absent:            C/Gallagher

 

Also present were Julie Martin, Municipal Clerk, Theresa Feinberg, 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.

 

C/Gallagher arrives at 7:32 P.M.

 

Committee Reports

 

C/Rucker stated the Public Works Department has taken down Christmas decorations; we have replenished our sand/salt supplies for future needs and the construction office has been painted this past week.

 

C/Palmieri stated I spoke to Liz Canario to get acquainted with the recreation committee and to discuss future plans.

 

C/Gallagher stated the Budget Workshop is Saturday, Jan. 17th and the public is welcomed to come.  Also a “No Tolerance” video from our insurance company will be shown this evening; it’s approximately a 10-minute video.

 

C/Soden stated the police activity report from 12/9/03 to 1/8/04 was 828 calls, 262 motor vehicle stops, and 294 tickets were issued.

 

C/D’Agostino stated I have nothing at this time except I’m looking forward to another good year.

 

C/Simon stated nothing at this time.

 

Correspondence

 

Julie Martin, Municipal Clerk, stated nothing at this time. 

 

Open Public Portion

 

The Mayor 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/Soden, seconded by C/Simon.  Passed unanimously.

 

New Business

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2004-35

 

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 $88,771.68 be and

                   the same are hereby authorized to be paid on January 14, 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/Soden, C/Rucker, C/Gallagher, C/Simon, C/D’Agostino, C/Palmieri

                   Nays:        None

                Absent:        None

               Abstain:        None

 

 Tax Collector’s Report – November, 2003

 

                        Current Taxes 2003                              $647,368.18

                                     Taxes 2002                                  13,334.48

                        Prepaid Taxes                                                812.75

                        Interest & Cost on Taxes                             3,497.73

                        Third Party Lien                                         28,733.77

 

                                                Total Cash Receipt        $693,746.91

 

Public Portion

 

Mayor Reynolds opened the floor to the public for any items they wish to bring to the attention of the Governing Body.

 

There being no questions or comments from the public, a motion to close the public portion was offered by C/Soden, seconded by C/Simon.  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

 

            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/D’Agostino

  

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

                 Nays:   None

              Absent:   None

             Abstain:   None

 

The time being 7:37 P.M.

 

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

 

The time being 7:58 P.M.

 

Mayor and Council discussed the Manalapan/Englishtown Community Teen Center and how Englishtown could support the cause.  An Interlocal Agreement was suggested as a way to support a non-profit organization such as this committee. 

 

Adjournment

 

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

 

The time being 8:23 P.M.

 

 

 

____February 25, 2004   ____                                          ________________________

Approved by Governing Body                                          Clerk