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June 23, 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.                  Presentation of Solar Power by Mr. Jerry Sorgento

 

5.                  Approval of Minutes – May 12, 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.         Old Business

                       

A.     Ordinance Number 2004-05

Amending/Supplementing Chapter 130 of Borough Code Book

                        Public Hearing and Adoption

 

10.              New Business

 

A.     Resolution Number 2004-114

Authorizing Renewal of Alcoholic Beverage Licenses, 2004-2005

 

B.     Resolution Number 2004-115

Authorizing Publication of Notice for Sale of Surplus Property

 

C.     Resolution Number 2004-116

Authorizing Refund of Overpayment of Taxes

 

D.     Resolution Number 2004-117

Authorizing Redemption of Tax Sale Certificate

 

E.      Resolution Number 2004-118

Authorizing Purchases Over $800 – Police Department

 

F.      Resolution Number 2004-119

Authorizing Purchases Over $800 – Police Department

 

G.     Resolution Number 2004-120

Renewal of Membership in Monmouth Municipal Joint Insurance Fund

 

H.     Resolution Number 2004-121

Authorizing Payment of Borough Bills

 

I.        Resolution Number 2004-122

Rescinding Resolution No. 2004-113 – Amendment to Salary,

Municipal Court Magistrate

 

11.       Tax Collector’s Report – May 2004

 

12.        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.

 

13.        Executive Session

 

14.       Adjournment

 

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

 

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

                  Absent:            C/Rucker

 

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 opens the floor to Mr. Jerry Sorgento of New Age Solar, LLC for a presentation on solar power.

 

Mr. Sorgento begins, there is a rebate in New Jersey, where anyone who installs solar energy will get 70% of the cost of installation returned within a couple of weeks upon completion of the installation. There are tremendous tax incentives for any business to switch to solar energy.  The reasons for solar energy are obvious. First we cut down on the demand for foreign oil, cut down on pollution and it saves a lot of money.  We are also reducing the strain on our utility systems.  We are trying to make New Jersey the solar state and set the standard for the country. 

 

Mayor Reynolds thanks Mr. Sorgento for coming.

 

Approval of Minutes – May 12, 2004

 

There being no corrections, deletions, or additions, a motion to approve the Minutes of May 12, 2004 was offered by C/D’Agostino, seconded by C/Simon.  Passed on the following roll call:

 

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

               Nays:     None

           Abstain:      None

            Absent:      C/Rucker

 

Committee Reports

 

C/Palmieri states on Saturday we held the Fathers Day craft here at Borough Hall.  We had approximately 16 children show up and it was very successful.

 

C/Gallagher states nothing at this time.

 

C/Soden states, police activity report from 6/7 – 6/20 there were 467 calls, 127 motor vehicle stops and 134 tickets were issued.  We are in the process of trying to get lights on the new police car.

 

C/D’Agostino states Water/Sewer Clerk Gina Frangipane is currently out on disability for approximately 2-6 weeks.  Christine Robbins will be covering her position.  Also, we received a copy of the water compliance and enforcement element report from the State of New Jersey.  It shows that we are in compliance with everything.  I will pass it along to Jim Mastrokalos, Water Superintendent.

 

C/Simon states dog and cat licensing starts the end of June.  Anyone with pets should come to Borough Hall to license them.  The fee is $7.00 for a neutered/spayed animal and $10.00 for a non-neutered/spayed animal.

 

Correspondence

 

Julie Martin, Municipal Clerk states I received a letter from Community Development regarding the Sanford Park bathrooms.  The Freeholders did agree at there last meeting on June 10th to grant us an additional $18,394.16.  We had asked for an additional $25,000.00.  This brings the total grant to a little under $80,000.00.  We have received 2 bids.  The lowest bid came in at $75,000.00.  Including additional fees for engineering we may be a little short.  At the next council meeting we will have a resolution awarding the contract to the lowest qualified bidder. 

 

Julie Martin continues, we held the annual rabies clinic on June 15th here at Borough Hall.  There were a total of 168 pets vaccinated.

 

Open Public Portion

 

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

 

Joe Palmieri, Queens Way asks regarding Resolution No. 2004-115, Authorizing Publication of Notice for Sale of Surplus Property, What is the surplus property?

 

Mayor Reynolds responds, there is an old generator, police car, dump truck and office equipment.

 

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

 

Old Business

 

ORDINANCE NO. 2004-05                                            Public Hearing & Adoption        

 

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING

CHAPTER 130, “ZONING”, OF THE

“CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN, NEW JERSEY”.

 

 

WHEREAS, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-89, the Unified Planning/Zoning Board of the Borough of Englishtown has conducted a reexamination of the Borough’s master plan and development regulations and has made certain recommendations relating thereto; and

 

WHEREAS, the Mayor and Borough Council, having reviewed the recommendations made by the Unified Planning/Zoning Board, have determined that it is in the best interests of the Borough to amend the Borough’s zoning ordinance as provided herein.

 

BE IT HEREBY ORDAINED by Borough Council of the Borough of Englishtown, in the County of Monmouth and State of New Jersey, as follows:

 

1.            That Section 2.130.13, entitled “C-1, Commercial, Central Zone”, of Chapter 130, “Zoning”, of the “Code of the Borough of Englishtown, New Jersey” is hereby amended and supplemented in the following respects (additions are underlined):

 

§2.130.13.       C-1, Commercial, Central Zone.

 

A.  Permitted Uses.

 

(8) Apartments.  Any building which complies with the provisions of this section may also contain one or more apartments devoted to a residential use, provided, however, that each such apartment shall comply with the terms and provisions of Chapter 81 “Housing Standards” of the Code of the Borough of Englishtown and all applicable standards of the State of New Jersey and Monmouth County.  Provided, further, that any apartment located within such building shall be restricted to the upper floors of the building.  The total area of any such apartment(s) shall be less than or equal to fifty percent (50%) of the building’s gross floor area.  One (1) off-street parking space shall be provided for each apartment unit.  Said parking space may be located on or off-site, provided, however, that if the parking space is located off-site, proof of the rental or lease of said parking space must be provided to the Borough Zoning Officer or Building Inspector at the time an application for a certificate of occupancy is submitted to the Borough.

 

 

2.            That Chapter 130, “Zoning”, of the “Code of the Borough of Englishtown, New Jersey” is hereby amended and supplemented in order to establish a new zoning district, entitled “C-1A, Commercial, Central Zone”, that shall read as follows:

 

C-1A, Commercial, Central Zone.

 

            A.            Permitted uses.

 

(1) Any use permitted in the C-1, Commercial, Central Zone; provided, however, that there shall be no residential apartments permitted in this zone.  Any commercial use in this zone shall comply with all of the requirements of the said C-1 zone.

 

            B.            Permitted accessory uses.

 

                        (1)        Signs, subject to the provisions of this Chapter.

 

                        (2)        Fences, subject to the provisions of this Chapter.

 

(3)      Off-street parking, subject to the provisions of §2.109.10A(1)(c) (off-street parking requirements for particular uses); provided, however, that except in the case of one-family and two-family dwellings, no parking area provided shall be established for less than four (4) spaces.

 

C.        Building height limit.  No building shall be erected to a height in excess of thirty-five (35) feet or two and one-half (2-1/2) stories, whichever is less.

 

D.        Required lot area.  Lot area shall not be less that five thousand (5,000) square feet, and lot width not less than fifty (50) feet.

 

E.         Yards required.  Each lot shall have front, side and rear yards not less than the depths or widths following:

 

(1) Front yard setback.  No building or structure shall hereafter be constructed or altered nearer than twenty-five (25) feet to the street right-of-way line.

 

(2) Side yard setback.  No building shall be erected nearer than ten (10) feet to the side line of any interior lot line and on corner lots not nearer than fifteen (15) feet to the side line which is coincident with a street right-of-way line.

 

(3) Rear yard setback.  No building shall be erected nearer than twenty-five (25) feet to the rear line of the lot or the rear line which is coincident with a street right-of-way line.

 

            F.            Maximum lot coverage permitted.  Seventy-five percent (75%).

 

3.            That Section 2.130.10, entitled “R-LD, Residential Low Density Zone”, of Chapter 130, “Zoning”, of the “Code of the Borough of Englishtown, New Jersey” is hereby amended and supplemented in the following respects (additions are underlined; deletions are shown in strikeout):

 

§2.130.10.       R-LD, Residential Low Density Zone.

 

A.        Principal uses permitted.  In the Low Density Residential Zone, no building or premises shall be used and no building shall be constructed which is arranged, intended or designed to be used except for the following purposes:

 

(3) Professional office.  Provided that the subject parcel is located along and fronting Wood Avenue, and with the following restrictions:

 

(a) That the office be constructed in a single principal structure containing a colonial exterior

 architectural design.

 

(b) Parking subject to the provisions of §2.109.10A(1)(c) for the floor area devoted to office

 use.  All off-street parking areas shall be limited to the rear of the office building.  Off-street

parking and access drives shall not be located closer than five (5) feet to any side or rear

 property line.  The perimeter of all off-street parking areas and access drives shall have

 continuous cast in place concrete curbing or such alternate curb types as approved by the

 municipal agency.  All parking areas adjacent to conforming residential uses must be

 appropriately screened with landscaping and fencing as approved by the Board.

 

(c) No more than one (1) professional office shall be located in any one building.

 

(d) In addition to the professional office, the building may contain no more than one (1) or

 more apartments or dwelling units provided that the apartment(s) shall be restricted to the

 upper floors of the building, each contain a minimum gross floor area of 800 square feet and

 have an entrance separate from the office use.

 

                        In addition, two (2) off-street parking spaces shall be provided for the each apartment or   

                        dwelling unit.

 

(e) There shall not be more than two (2) professionals using the office and no more than three

 (3) nonprofessional employees.

 

                                    (f) (e)            Signs for the office are subject to the provisions of this Chapter.

        

(g) (f) Any office governed by this Section shall be treated as a dwelling unit for all purposes of

 compliance with the Code of the Borough of Englishtown, except as limited by this Section.

                              

                                 (h) (g) The maximum permitted lot coverage for any use permitted by this Section shall not

                                    exceed sixty percent (60%).

 

4.            That Section 2.130.11, entitled “R-MD, Residential Medium Density Zone”, of Chapter 130, “Zoning”, of the “Code of the Borough of Englishtown, New Jersey” is hereby amended and supplemented in the following respects (additions are underlined; deletions are shown in strikeout):

 

§2.130.11.       R-MD, Residential Medium Density Zone.

 

            A.            Principal uses permitted.

 

(2) Professional office.  Provided that the subject parcel is located along and fronting on North & South Main Street, Park Avenue or Tennent Avenue, and with the following restrictions:

 

(a) The office be constructed in a single principal structure containing a colonial exterior

 architectural design.

 

(b) Parking subject to the provisions of Section 2.109.10A(1)(c) for the floor area devoted to

 office use.  All off-street parking areas shall be limited to the rear of the office building.  Off-

street parking and access drives shall not be located closer than five (5) feet to any side or rear

 property line.  The perimeter of all off-street parking areas and access drives shall have

 continuous cast in place concrete curbing or such alternate curb types as approved by the

 municipal agency.  All parking areas and access aisles adjacent to conforming residential uses

 must be appropriately screened with landscaping and fencing as approved by the Board.

 

(c) No more than one (1) professional office shall be located in any building.

 

(d) In addition to the professional office, the building may contain no more than one (1) or

 more apartments or dwelling units provided that the apartment(s) shall be restricted to the

 upper floors of the building, each contain a minimum gross floor area of 800 square feet and

 have an entrance separate from the office use.

 

In addition, two (2) off-street parking spaces shall be provided for the each apartment

or dwelling unit.

 

(e) There shall not be more than two (2) professionals using the office and no more than three

 (3) nonprofessional employees.

 

(f) (e) Signs for the office are subject to the provisions of this Chapter.

 

(g) (f) Any office governed by this Section shall be treated as a dwelling unit for all purposes of

 compliance with the Code of the Borough of Englishtown, except as limited by this Section.

 

(h) (g) The maximum permitted lot coverage for any office use permitted by this Section shall

 not exceed sixty percent (60%).

 

            5.            That the Official Zoning Map of the Borough of Englishtown is hereby amended in order to delete the following properties from the “R-MD, Residential Medium Density Zone” zoning district and to include said properties in the “C-1A, Commercial, Central Zone” zoning district:

                        Block  12,       Lots  7, 8, 9, 10.01, 10.02, 11, 12

 

6.            That Section 2.130.03, entitled “Districts Established”, of Chapter 130, “Zoning”, of the “Code of the Borough of Englishtown, New Jersey” is hereby amended and supplemented in order to incorporate the addition of the new “C-1A, Commercial, Central Zone” zoning district.

           

7.            That Section 2.130.04, entitled “Zoning Map”, of Chapter 130, “Zoning”, of the “Code of the Borough of Englishtown, New Jersey” is hereby amended and supplemented so that it shall now reference that an amendment to the Official Zoning Map of the Borough of Englishtown has been effectuated with the adoption of this Ordinance.

 

8.            That the provisions of this Ordinance shall be severable.  In the event that any portion of this Ordinance is found to be invalid for any reason by any Court of competent jurisdiction, such judgment shall be limited in its effect only to that portion of the Ordinance actually adjudged to be invalid and shall not be deemed to affect the operation of any other portion thereof, which shall remain in full force and effect.

 

9.            That all other Ordinances or parts of Ordinances inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistencies.

 

10.            That this Ordinance shall take effect on final passage and publication in accordance with the law.

 

Public Hearing

 

Mayor Reynolds opened the floor to the public for questions or comments on the above titled ordinance. 

 

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.

 

Adoption

 

A motion to adopt Ordinance No. 2004-05, above titled, was offered by C/D’Agostino, seconded by C/Simon.  Passed on the following roll call:

 

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

               Nays:    None

           Abstain:    None

            Absent:    C/Rucker

 

New Business

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2004-114

 

Authorizing Renewal of Alcoholic Beverage

Licenses For The Borough Of Englishtown

For 2004 - 2005

 

Be It Resolved, by the Borough Council of the Borough of Englishtown, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey that

 

1.   The applications having been found in order, all required certifications

      having been given and all required fees having been paid, it hereby

      authorizes the Municipal Clerk to issue the following alcoholic

                  beverage licenses for the term of July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2005:

 

                       Licensee                                                            License Number

 

                        Pop Pop Enterprises Inc.                                    1312-33-003-010

                        T/A Pop Pop Dugans

 

                        John F. Carroll Columbian Club                          1312-31-005-001

 

                        Gajanand Corporation                                         1312-44-004-006

                        Englishtown Liquors & Convenience

 

                        CER, Inc.                                                          1312-33-002-005

                        People’s Restaurant

 

 

Offered By:         C/D’Agostino

 

Seconded By:      C/Simon         

           

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

                  Nays: None

               Absent: C/Rucker

               Abstain: None

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2004-115

 

Resolution Authorizing Publication of

Notice for Sale of Surplus Property

 

Whereas, the Borough of Englishtown has accumulated the following items which are no longer needed for public use:

 

                                    1974 DPW Dump Truck

                                    1997 Crown Victoria Police Vehicle

                                    1999 Crown Victoria Police Vehicle

                                    Office Telephone System

                                    Computers & Various Computer Equipment

                                    Photo Copy Machine – Konica 4345

                                    Diesel Generator

 

Whereas, the law provides for the orderly disposal of surplus property;

 

Now Therefore Be It Further Resolved, by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey, that the Clerk be and is authorized to publish a notice of public sale for said items, and such sale be held in the parking lot of Borough Hall, 15 Main Street, Englishtown, New Jersey on July 31, 2004.

 

Be It Further Resolved, that the Clerk is authorized to conduct said auction on July 31, 2004.

 

Be It Further Resolved, that the Clerk forward a certified true copy of this resolution to the Borough Chief Financial Officer, and the Borough Department of Public Works Supervisor.

 

Offered by:                  C/Soden

 

Seconded by:               C/Simon

 

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

                Nays:           None

             Absent:           C/Rucker

            Abstain:           None

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution Number 2004-116

 

Resolution Authorizing Refund of Overpayment

Of Taxes Paid On Property

 

            Whereas, the Borough of Englishtown Tax Collector has reported an over-payment of $3,444.00 on property Block 2/Lot 20.01 C01 that is in the Borough of Englishtown and should be refunded.

 

            Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved, by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey that in accordance with the request of the Tax Collector, authorizes $3,444.00 to be refunded to Michael B. Kaplan, Trustee, P.O. Box 933, Memphis, TN  38101-0933, as they over-paid taxes on property  in the Borough of Englishtown; and

 

            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/Simon

 

Seconded by:           C/D’Agostino

 

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

                   Nays:     None

                Absent:     C/Rucker

               Abstain:     None

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2004-117

 

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 Wachovia-Coll Agt/Sass Muni IV Dtr, 123 South Board Street, PA 1328S, Philadelphia, PA  19109

 

Tax Sale Certificate Number 3-01 on Block 6, Lot 3

in the amount of $6,537.09

 

            Whereas, the above mentioned certificate has been paid and Wachovia-Coll Agt/Sass Muni IV Dtr, 123 South Board Street, PA 1328S, Philadelphia, PA  19109 is entitled to refunds of $6,537.09.

 

            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 $6,537.09 to Wachovia-Coll Agt/Sass Muni IV Dtr, 123 South Board Street, PA 1328S, Philadelphia, PA  19109.

 

            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/Soden, C/Gallagher, C/Simon, C/D’Agostino, C/Palmieri

                   Nays:       None

                Absent:       C/Rucker

               Abstain:       None

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2004- 118

 

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 necessary quotes have been obtained and are on file; and

 

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

 

Transfer & Install

Emergency Equipment in the 2004 Ford Police Vehicle

$2,250.00

 

 Purchased From:

Sea Breeze Installations

588 Buckelew Avenue, Monroe, NJ 08831

 

             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/Soden

 

Seconded By:              C/Simon

 

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

                   Nays:        None

                Absent:        C/Rucker

               Abstain:        None

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2004-119

 

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:

 

State of New Jersey

Certified Public Manager Level 1-3 Course

$1,035.00

 

 Purchased From:

NJ HRDI

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/Soden

 

Seconded By:               C/Simon

 

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

                   Nays:        None

                Absent:        C/Rucker

               Abstain:        None

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2004-120

 

Resolution for Renewal of Membership In
The Monmouth Municipal Joint Insurance Fund

 

            Whereas, the Borough of Englishtown is a member of the Monmouth Municipal Joint Insurance Fund; and

 

            Whereas, said renewed membership terminates as of December 31, 2004 unless earlier renewed by agreement between the Municipality and the Fund; and

 

            Whereas, the Municipality desires to renew said membership;

 

            Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved as follows:

 

1.      The Borough of Englishtown agrees to renew its membership in the Monmouth Municipal Joint Insurance Fund and to be subject to the Bylaws and Regulations, coverages, and operating procedures thereof

as presently existing or as modified from time to time by lawful act of the Fund.

 

2.      The Mayor and Clerk shall be and hereby authorized to execute the agreement to renew membership annexed hereto and made a part hereof and to deliver same to the Monmouth Municipal Joint Insurance Fund evidencing the Municipality’s intention to renew its membership.

 

 

Offer by:             C/Simon

 

Seconded by:      C/D’Agostino

 

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

                Nays:   None

             Absent:   C/Rucker

            Abstain:   None

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2004-121

 

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 $193,733.98 be and

                   the same are hereby authorized to be paid on June 23, 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/Gallagher, C/Simon, C/D’Agostino, C/Palmieri

                   Nays:   None

                Absent:   C/Rucker

               Abstain:    None

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2004-122

 

Resolution Rescinding Amendment to Salary

Municipal Court Magistrate

 

Whereas, on June 9, 2004 the Governing Body of the Borough of Englishtown  adopted Resolution No. 2004-113, authorizing an amendment to salary for the Municipal Court Magistrate.

 

Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved, by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey having considered the same, now wish to rescind Resolution No. 2004-113 and have it further considered in November 2004.

 

Be It Further Resolved that a true, certified copy of this Resolution be forwarded to the Borough Chief Financial Officer and Judge James M. Newman.

 

 

Offered by:                   C/Soden

 

Seconded by:               C/Simon

 

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

                 Nays:          None

              Absent:           C/Rucker

             Abstain:           None

 

Tax Collector’s Report – May, 2004

 

                        Current Taxes 2004                  530,032.62

                        Taxes 2003                                   2,276.71

                        Interest & Cost on Taxes           ___709.37

 

                        Total Cash Receipt                    533,018.70

 

Public Portion

 

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

 

Joe Palmieri, Queens Way states, on behalf of the Planning Board I have a huge complaint.  Last night we were not able to use the air conditioner because no one was here to give us the key.  We were here until 11:30 last night and it was stifling.

 

Mayor Reynolds responds that a key will be left with the construction department.

 

C/Simon asks Mr. Palmieri if he could tell what transpired at last nights Planning Board meeting.

 

Mr. Joe Palmieri responds ELON were here again.  The construction plans are set. They have not submitted plans to the county as of yet.  This should have been done and could become a reason for another hold up.  Sovereign Bank was also there regarding their outdoor sign and its setbacks.                               

 

There being no additional 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

 

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/Soden

 

Seconded By:       C/Simon

 

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

                Nays:    None

            Abstain:     None

             Absent:     C/Rucker

 

The time being 8:21 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 8:28 P.M.

 

Adjournment

 

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

 

The time being 8:29 P.M.

 

 

        October 13, 2004                                                   _______________________

Approved by Governing Body                                          Clerk