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May 12, 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.                  Proclamation – Click It or Ticket Mobilization

 May 24 – June 6, 2004

 

5.                  Approval of Minutes – April 14, 2004

 

6.                  Committee Reports

 

7.         Correspondence

 

8.         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.

 

            9.         New Business

                       

A.     Resolution Number 2004-97

                        Awarding of Contract, Water Main Installation

Wood Avenue to English Club

 

B.     Resolution Number 2004-98

                        Designation of Salaries

 

                        C.  Resolution Number 2004-99

Authorizing Payment of Borough Bills

 

D.     Resolution Number 2004-100

Designation of Salary – Police Chief

 

E.      Resolution Number 2004-101

Authorizing the Adoption of a Cable Television Municipal Report                       

 

            10.       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.

 

            11.      Executive Session

 

12.      Adjournment

 

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Reynolds at 7:30 P.M.

 

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

                Absent:            C/Simon

 

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.

 

Mayor Reynolds reads Proclamation stating that the Borough of Englishtown supports the Click It or Ticket Safety Belt Mobilization.

 

Approval of Minutes – April 14, 2004

 

There being no corrections, deletions, or additions, a motion to approve the Minutes of April 14, 2004 was offered by C/Soden, seconded by C/D’Agostino.  Passed on the following roll call:

 

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

             Nayes:      None

           Abstain:      None

            Absent:      C/Simon

 

C/Simon arrives at 7:43 P.M.

 

Committee Reports

 

C/Rucker states the D.P.W. has cleaned the floor in the Municipal Building and replaced the face board in the hallway and offices.  The yearly street sweeping was completed last week and despite our posting there were still cars on the road.  They did a very good job.  They continue to beautify the outside of the Municipal Building as well as Sanford Park.

 

C/Palmieri states we had our Mothers Day Craft in the Municipal Building on Saturday, May 8.  We had approximately 15 children and it was very successful.

 

C/Gallagher states that we have been working on job descriptions and there were several that have not been reviewed and approved by the department heads.   We sent out memos in October requesting this information from these departments, reminders have been sent out, and as of today we are still looking for job descriptions back from the Water/Sewer Dept., Tax Dept., Court and C.F.O.  We will send another memo but this is holding us up on doing the evaluations.

 

Mayor Reynolds responds that we will send out one more memo and if we don’t hear from them before next Council Meeting, we will use the job descriptions we have on file.

 

C/Soden states the police activity report for 4/23 – 5/09 there were 360 calls, 90 motor vehicle stops, and 153 tickets issued.   We are having trouble with the transmission in a 1997 vehicle.  The warranty has run out.  I will let you know in 2 weeks if it’s going to be expensive to repair.

 

C/D’Agostino states that we have a Resolution on the agenda tonight for the contract on the water main installation on Wood Ave and English Club Drive.  We had seven bids, with the lowest bid being $43,546.00 from CRJ Contractors in Plainfield, N.J.

 

Correspondence

 

Julie Martin, Municipal Clerk states I received a letter on May 6 from The Strategy Group.  Monmouth County Rail Line has hired them.  They would like to schedule a meeting with Mayor and Council to get and update on the status of the MOM line.  They are looking for Englishtown to pass a Resolution in support of the Monmouth Junction Route.

 

Mayor Reynolds polls the Council of their interest in meeting with The Strategy Group.

 

C/Gallagher and C/D’Agostino said that if they are going to answer questions regarding the rail line and it’s going to be educational for our residents than we should have the meeting.  C/Soden, C/Rucker, C/Simon and C/Palmieri reiterate, if they are prepared to come before our residents and it would be for informational purposes, we would agree to a meeting. 

 

Open Public Portion

 

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

 

Joe Palmieri, English Club Drive regarding Resolution No 2004-97 asks how close are they going to be from the property on English Club when they do the water main?

 

C/D’Agostino responds I am not really sure, but I will find out and get back to you.

 

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.

 

New Business

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2004-97

 

Resolution Awarding Contract for

Water Main Installation – Wood Avenue to The English Club

 

 

            Whereas, bids have been received on April 12, 2004 by the Borough Clerk for the Water Main Installation at Wood Avenue to The English Club in the Borough of Englishtown as follows:

 

                        CRJ Contracting Corp.                           $  43,546.00

                        Plainfield, NJ

 

                        Penn Bower                                            $  57,470.45

                        High Bridge, NJ

 

                        Brian Patterson, Inc.                                $  86,300.00

                        Ocean Twsp., NJ                   

 

                        Midlantic Constr. LLC                             $  94,700.00

                        Manasquan, NJ

 

                        Kmetz, Inc.                                             $113,150.00
                        E. Brunswick, NJ

 

                        Spiniello Companies                                $115,995.00

                        Fairfield, NJ

 

                        Montana Constr. Corp.                           $180,000.00

                        Lodi, NJ

 

            Whereas, it has been determined that the apparent lowest responsible bidder is CRJ Contracting Corp. of Plainfield, NJ; and

 

            Whereas, the bidder’s forms have been found to be acceptable as to legal form by the Borough Attorney.

 

            Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved by the Governing Body of the Borough of Englishtown, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey that it hereby authorizes the award of a contract to CRJ Contracting Corp.  in the amount of $43,546.00 for the Water Main Installation at Wood Avenue to The English Club, subject to all terms and conditions of the successful bidder’s proposal and the bid specifications.  The within Resolution shall also be subject to the Borough CFO confirming that funds are available.

 

            Be It Further Resolved that the Mayor and Municipal Clerk are hereby authorized to execute said contact.

 

            And, Be It Further Resolved that a certified copy of this resolution shall be provided by the Municipal Clerk to each of the following:

 

1.                  CRJ Contracting Corp.

2.                  Borough of Englishtown Engineer

3.                  Borough of Englishtown Chief Financial Officer

 

                       

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

            Abstain:     None   

             Absent:     None

           

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2004-98   

 

Designation of Salaries

 

            Whereas, the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown adopted an Ordinance "entitled "An Ordinance Fixing The Salary And Compensation of Certain Officers, Positions and Employees in the Borough of Englishtown, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey"; and

 

            Whereas, said salaries provided certain ranges for the positions set forth; and

 

            Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved that it is the determination of the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown that said positions shall be fixed as follows for the Year 2004.

 

Position                                               Pay Schedule                                             Salaries

 

Governing Body                           

            Mayor                                      Per Annum, payable                                    $  2,750.00

            Council                                         Semi-Annually                                         $  2,500.00

 

Municipal Clerk                            Per Annum, payable                                   

                                                                            Bi-weekly                                    $35,779.00

 

Deputy Municipal Clerk                Per Annum, payable                                   

                                                                           Bi-weekly                                     $23,000.00

                                                                                                                       

Clerk Typist/Admin                            Per Annum, payable1/1/04 thru 2/29/04                

                                                                           Bi-weekly                                     $       10.42

 

Clerk Typist                                         Per Hour, payable effective 3/24/04                                   

                                                                           Bi-weekly                                     $        9.00

 

Chief Financial Officer              Per Annum, payable

                                                                           Bi-weekly                                     $36,801.00

 

Assistant Chief Financial Officer  Per Annum, payable

                                                                           Bi-weekly                                    $30,677.00

 

Court Magistrate                                Per Annum, payable

                                                                           Bi-weekly                                     $  9,348.00

 

Court Clerk                                          Per Annum, payable

                                                                           Bi-weekly                                     $37,836.00

 

Deputy Clerk                                        Per Hour, payable

                                                                           Bi-weekly                                     $       14.35

 

Deputy Clerk                                        Per Hour, payable  

                                                                           Bi-weekly                                     $        9.45

 

Dept. of Public Works                          Per Annum, payable

                        Supervisor                                  Bi-weekly                                     $38,288.00

 

Dept. of Public Works                          Per Hour, payable

                        Level 1                            Bi-weekly                                               $       11.03

 

Dept. of Public Works                          Per Hour, payable              

                        Level 2                            Bi-weekly                                               $       10.34

 

Dept. of Public Works                          Per Hour, Payable                         

                        Level 2                            Bi-weekly                                              $       10.50

 

Water Department                              Per Annum, payable

                        Supervisor                                  Bi-weekly                                   $11,576.50

 

Water Department                              Per Annum, payable

                        Clerk                                           Bi-weekly                                 $12,500.00

                                                                                                                       

Sewer Department                              Per Annum, payable                       

                        Supervisor                                  Bi-weekly                                 $11,576.50

                  

Sewer Department                              Per Annum, payable

                        Clerk                                           Bi-weekly                                $12,500.00

                                                                                                                       

Recycling Coordinator                  Per Annum, payable                                   

                                                                           Bi-weekly                                $     998.00

 

Construction Office                           Per Annum, payable

Director of Code Enforcement             Bi-weekly                                    $ 7,980.00             

Construction Official                           Bi-weekly                                     $  5,460.00

            Fire Sub Code Official               Bi-weekly                                              $  5,460.00     

 

Building Sub Code Inspector                  Bi-weekly                                 $  5,460.00

            Housing Inspector                                 Bi-weekly                                  $  5,460.00

 

            Plumbing Insp.              Per Annum, payable

                                                                          Bi-weekly                                $  8,128.00

 

            Elec. Insp.                             Per Annum, payable

                                                                         Bi-weekly                                 $  6,382.00

            Constr. Clerk                            Per-Hour, payable

                                                                          Bi-weekly                                $       15.75

 

            Fire Official/Inspector                     Per-Annum, payable

                                    .                                     Bi-weekly                                 $  6,875.00

 

            Code Enforcement Officer                Bi-weekly                                       $  4,583.00                             

            Asst Code Enf/Zoning Officer    Bi-weekly                                              $  4,302.00

 

           

P/T Fire Insp.                                  Per-Annum, payable

                                                                          Bi-weekly                                 $  1,216.00

 

Tax Department

                        Tax Assessor                      Per-Annum, payable           

                                                                          Bi-weekly                                 $  6,865.00

 

                        Tax Collector                      Per-Annum, payable           

                                                                          Bi-weekly                                 $  8,951.00

 

Planning/Zoning Bd. Secretary            Per-Hour, payable

                                                                          Bi-weekly                                 $      15.75

                       

Emergency Management Coordinator   Per-Annum, payable

                                                                          Bi-weekly                                 $   926.00

 

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

           Abstain:          None

            Absent:          None

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2004-99

 

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 $279,450.12 be and

                   the same are hereby authorized to be paid on May 12, 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/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

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2004-100

 

Designation of Salary - Police Chief

 

            Whereas, the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown adopted an  Ordinance entitled "An Ordinance Establishing Limits for Salaries of the  Employees on the Borough of Englishtown, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey”; and

 

            Whereas, said salaries provide certain ranges for the position set forth; and

 

            Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved that it is the determination of the Mayor And Council of the Borough of Englishtown that said position shall be fixed as follows for the year 2004:

 

Position                            Pay Schedule                                                Salary

 

Chief                                              

Of Police            Per Annum - Payable Bi-Weekly                                   

                                                Effective and Retro to January 1, 2004   

    $62,804.70 Base Pay

                                                                                                            628.05 Longevity

                                                                                                         3,964.55 Holiday Pay

                                                                                                     $67,397.30 Total

 

             Be It Further Resolved, that a copy of this Resolution shall be distributed to Chief Niziolek and the Borough Chief Financial Officer.

 

Offered By:                  C/Soden                                 

 

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

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2004-101

 

RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH

OF ENGLISHTOWN AUTHORIZING THE ADOPTION OF A CABLE

TELEVISION MUNICIPAL REPORT.

 

            WHEREAS, in accordance with N.J.A.C. 14:18-13, et seq., the Borough of Englishtown has conducted proceedings to review the past performance of Cablevision of Monmouth (Cablevision) and to assess the Borough’s future cable television needs and interests; and

 

            WHEREAS, upon completion of the aforesaid review, the Borough is required to prepare a municipal report on Cablevision’s past performance and the future cable-related needs of the Borough; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Mayor and Borough Council have reviewed the attached cable television municipal report and find that adoption of the same would be in the best interests of the Borough.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Borough Council of the Borough of Englishtown, in the County of Monmouth and State of New Jersey, as follows:

 

1. That the Borough hereby adopts and approves the attached Municipal Report of the Borough of Englishtown, dated May 12, 2004.

 

2. That a copy of the Municipal Report shall be provided to Cablevision of Monmouth and the Office of Cable Television within the Board of Public Utilities.

 

3. That the within Resolution shall take effect immediately.

 

Offered By:                  C/Simon         

 

Seconded By:              C/Gallagher

 

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

                  Nays:        None

               Absent:        None

              Abstain:        None

           

Public Portion

 

Mayor Reynolds opened the floor to the public for anything 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/D’Agostino.   Passed unanimously.

 

Executive Session

 

There is no executive session this evening.

 

Adjournment

 

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

 

The time being  7:53  P.M.

 

 

 

         June 23, 2004                                                            ________________________

Approved by Governing Body                                          Clerk