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July 28, 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 2003 Audit by Eugene Farrell of

Hutchins, Farrell, Meyer and Allison, PA

 

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 2004-06 - First Reading and Introduction

Bond Ordinance For Reconstruction of Water Street

 

B.     Resolution Number 2004-132

                        Approval of Item of Revenue And Appropriation

Municipal Stormwater Regulation Program (Chapter 159)

 

C.     Resolution Number 2004-133

Authorization To Extend Grace Period For August Property Taxes

 

D.     Resolution Number 2004-134

Establishing Hours of Work For Full-Time Department Heads

 

E.      Resolution Number 2004-135

Payment of Borough Bills

 

F.   Resolution Number 2004-136

Authorizing Purchases Over $800 – DPW

Plate Tamper for Pothole Repair

 

G.     Resolution Number 2004-137 (added during Executive Session)

Authorizing Police Chief To Advertise Hiring of New Police Officer

 

9.            Tax Collector’s Report – Month of June, 2004

 

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.

 

C/Simon arrives at 7:38 P.M.

 

Presentation of 2003 Audit

 

Mayor Reynolds opens the floor to Eugene Farrell of Hutchins, Farrell, Meyer and Allison, PA to discuss the 2003 Audit.

 

Gene Farrell states, some concerns is addressing the issue of developing a fraud awareness program.  Himanshu Shah, Chief Financial Officer and I talked in length about this and I provided him with some important information.  The second issue Himanshu Shah and I spoke about is the financial position of the Borough.  We have very low debt and strong fund balances in our utilities.  We also have a significant fund balance in the general fund.  Lastly, we have had a Cap problem for a number of years.  The Governing Body has a very challenging goal next year in making financial decisions, controlling taxation and falling within the Cap.  I feel you should start your budget process early and incorporate the guidance of Himanshu Shah, and also feel free to reach out to me with regard to any questions or information I can provide.  Overall, I feel Englishtown Borough has very strong financial statements.

 

C/Gallagher states, I am concerned about next year’s budget with Trenton reducing the amount we can go over Cap without a waiver from 5% to 3 ½%.  How do you think that will affect us with uncontrollable costs such as health insurance or garbage contract increases etc.?

 

Gene Farrell responds, in all probability there will be an amendment made to the budget law that will provide relief.

 

C/Gallagher states, in my opinion this deduction punishes responsible towns.  We don’t have any big programs to cut.  Do you know if we could write letters or resolutions objecting this deduction?

 

Gene Farrell responds, reach out to your State Officials and The League of Municipalities.

 

C/Palmieri asks when should we start the budget process and how soon should we have this process in place?

 

Himanshu Shah, CFO gives an overview of the budget process.

 

Mayor Reynolds asks regarding potential fraud, do you have any guidelines or checklists to distribute to our department heads?

 

Gene Farrell responds, we have come up with a template and we urge all our clients to incorporate it within the personnel manual.  To follow up you should have an annual meeting with your department heads and go over any issues at hand.

 

Public Portion

 

Mayor Reynolds opens the floor to the public for discussion regarding tax bills or any financial questions they may have for Gene Farrell, Borough Auditor or Himanshu Shah, CFO.

 

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.

 

Mayor Reynolds thanks Gene Farrell and Himanshu Shah for coming to tonight’s meeting.

 

Committee Reports

 

C/Rucker states nothing at this time

 

C/Palmieri states I have been in touch with the Recreation Committee and they are diligently working on the Fall Festival that will take place on Saturday, October 2nd.

 

C/Gallagher states nothing at this time.

 

C/Soden states the police activity report from 7/12 – 7/25, there were 548 calls, 71 motor vehicle stops, and 58 tickets were issued.  Also, the two police cars are ready for the auction.

 

C/D’Agostino states nothing at this time.

 

C/Simon states nothing at this time.

 

Correspondence

 

Julie Martin, Municipal Clerk states, just a reminder to residents that pet licenses are due by the end of this week.  Also, there is a public auction set for Saturday, July 31st at 9:30 a.m. at Borough Hall.

 

Public Portion

 

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

 

Joe Palmieri, Queens Way asks regarding Ordinance No. 2004-06 what is the reconstruction being done on Water Street?

 

Julie Martin, Municipal Clerk responds the curbs and sidewalks are being done.  We received $140,000.00 grant from the DOT to do this project.

 

Peter Cooke, Wood Avenue asks I have a question regarding Resolution No. 2004-134.

How many full time department heads are there and what departments would they be?

 

Mayor Reynolds responds; there are 3 full time department heads, Public Works, Clerks Office and Police Department.

 

Peter Cooke continues, what are their current hours?

 

Mayor Reynolds responds there aren’t any established hours, which is the reason for this resolution.  After this resolution is passed all department heads will work the hours of

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 

Peter Cooke continues, as you know I am a Police Officer of the Borough and my concern is with the Chief working these set hours, the daily operation of the Police Department.  The Chief works a 40-hour week now, Monday – Thursday 7a.m – 5 p.m.  In our department we work three shifts, 7-5, 5-3 and 9-7.  These new hours are going to prevent the Chief from seeing most of the shifts.  I feel that Chief should be exempt from this resolution because it will adversely affect our Police Department

 

Sergeant Settele, Englishtown Police Department states I also have concern regarding this resolution.  I feel this may create need for overtime, which will end up costing our town more money.  I think Council should investigate this a little further to see the negative impact it will have on our police department.

 

Dorothy Farr, Water Street states I feel it is a big function of the chief to oversee his officers, so coverage overlaps and information stays current.

 

C/Gallagher asks Mayor Reynolds, it was my understanding that you were going to meet with all the department heads, at which time they could address any concerns they had about the new hours.

 

Mayor Reynolds responds, C/Soden and myself met with all the department heads on Monday morning.  We let them know what changes would take place with this Resolution, and until now I have had no feedback from any of those individuals.

 

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

.

New Business

 

ORDINANCE NO. 2004-06                                            First Reading & Introduction

 

BOND ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF

WATER STREET AND APPROPRIATING $170,000 THEREFORE

AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $160,000 BONDS AND NOTES

TO FINANCE A PORTION OF THE COSTS THEREOF, AUTHORIZED

IN AND BY THE BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN, IN THE

COUNTY OF MONMOUTH, NEW JERSEY

 

             BE IT ORDAINED by the BOROUGH COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN, IN THE COUNTY OF MONMOUTH, STATE OF NEW JERSEY (not less than two-thirds of all members thereof affirmatively concurring), AS FOLLOWS:

 

            Section 1.         The improvements described in Section 3 of this bond ordinance are hereby authorized as general improvements to be undertaken in and by the Borough of Englishtown, in the County of Monmouth, New Jersey (the "Borough").  For the improvements or purposes described in Section 3, there is hereby appropriated the sum of $170,000, said sum being inclusive of all appropriations heretofore made therefore and including the sum of $10,000 as the down payment for said purposes as required by the Local Bond Law, N.J.S.A. 40A:2-1 et seq., and $140,000 grant funds expected to be received from the New Jersey Department of Transportation. The down payment is now available by virtue of provision for down payment or for capital improvement purposes in the Capital Improvement Fund of one or more previously adopted budgets.

 

            Section 2.         In order to finance the costs of said improvements or purposes not provided for by the application of the down payment, negotiable bonds are hereby authorized to be issued in the principal amount not to exceed $160,000, pursuant to the Local Bond Law.  In anticipation of the issuance of said bonds and to temporarily finance said improvements or purposes, negotiable bond anticipation notes are hereby authorized to be issued pursuant to and within the limitations prescribed by the Local Bond Law.

 

 

Section 3.         (a)  The improvements hereby authorized and the purposes for which the obligations are to be issued consist of the reconstruction of Water Street, together with all purposes necessary, incidental or appurtenant thereto, all as shown on and in accordance with contracts, plans, specifications or requisitions therefore on file with or through the Borough Clerk, as finally approved by the governing body of the Borough.                     

           

                                    (b)  The estimated maximum amount of bonds or notes to be issued for the improvements or purposes described in Section 3(a) hereof is $160,000, as stated in Section 2 hereof.

 

                                    (c)  The estimated cost of the improvements or purposes described in Section 3(a) hereof is $170,000, which is equal to the amount of the appropriation herein made therefore.  The excess of the appropriation of $170,000 over the estimated maximum amount of bonds or notes to be issued therefore being the amount of said $10,000 down payment.  It is expected that $140,000 grant funds will be received from the New Jersey Department of Transportation

 

            Section 4.         All bond anticipation notes issued hereunder shall mature at such times as may be determined by the chief financial officer of the Borough, provided that no note shall mature later than one (1) year from its date.  All notes issued hereunder may be renewed from time to time subject to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40A:2-8.  The notes shall bear interest at such rate or rates and be in such form as may be determined by the chief financial officer, who shall determine all matters in connection with notes issued pursuant to this ordinance, and the chief financial officer's signature upon the notes shall be conclusive evidence as to all such determinations.  The chief financial officer is hereby authorized to sell part or all of the notes from time to time at public or private sale and to deliver them to the purchasers thereof upon receipt of payment of the purchase price plus accrued interest from their dates to the date of delivery thereof.  The chief financial officer is directed to report in writing to the governing body at the meeting next succeeding the date when any sale or delivery of such notes occurs, such report shall include the amount, the description, the interest rate and the maturity schedule of the notes sold, the price obtained and the name of the purchaser.

 

            Section 5.         The following additional matters are hereby determined, declared, recited and stated:

 

                                    (a)  The improvements or purposes described in Section 3 of this bond ordinance are not a current expense and are improvements or purposes that the Borough may lawfully undertake as a general improvement, and no part of the cost thereof has been or shall be specially assessed on property specially benefited thereby.

 

                                    (b)  The average period of usefulness of the improvements or purposes, within the limitations of the Local Bond Law and taking into consideration the amount of the obligations authorized for said purposes, according to the reasonable life thereof computed from the date of the bonds authorized by this bond ordinance, is 15 years.

 

                                    (c)  The Supplemental Debt Statement required by the Local Bond Law has been duly prepared and filed in the office of the Borough Clerk, and a complete executed duplicate thereof has been filed in the office of the Director of the Division of Local Government Services in the Department of Community Affairs of the State of New Jersey.  Such Statement shows that the gross debt of the Borough as defined in the Local Bond Law is increased by the authorization of the bonds and notes provided in this bond ordinance by $160,000 and the obligations authorized herein will be within all debt limitations prescribed by that Law.

 

                                    (d)  An aggregate amount not exceeding $35,000 for interest on said obligations, costs of issuing said obligations, engineering costs, legal fees and other items of expense listed in and permitted under N.J.S.A. 40A:2-20 is included as part of the cost of said improvements and is included in the estimated cost indicated herein for said improvements.

 

                                    (e)            To the extent that moneys of the Borough are used to finance, on an interim basis, costs of said improvements or purposes, the Borough reasonably expects such costs to be paid or reimbursed with the proceeds of obligations issued pursuant hereto.

 

 

            Section 6.         The capital budget of the Borough is hereby amended to conform with the provisions of this ordinance to the extent of any inconsistency herewith.  The resolution in the form promulgated by the Local Finance Board showing full detail of the amended capital budget and capital program as approved by the Director of the Division of Local Government Services is on file with the Borough Clerk and is available there for public inspection.

 

            Section 7.         Any grant or similar moneys from time to time received by the Borough for the improvements or purposes described in Section 3 hereof, shall be applied either to direct payment of the cost of the improvements within the appropriation herein authorized or to payment of the obligations issued pursuant to this ordinance.  The amount of obligations authorized but not issued hereunder shall be reduced to the extent that such funds are received and so used.

 

            Section 8.         The full faith and credit of the Borough are hereby pledged to the punctual payment of the principal of and the interest on the obligations authorized by this bond ordinance.  The obligations shall be direct, unlimited obligations of the Borough, and, unless paid from other sources, the Borough shall be obligated to levy ad valorem taxes upon all the taxable property within the Borough for the payment of the obligations and the interest thereon without limitation as to rate or amount.

 

            Section 9.         This bond ordinance shall take effect twenty (20) days after the first publication thereof after final adoption, as provided by the Local Bond Law.

 

Offered By:                  C/Simon

 

Seconded By:               C/Soden

 

Julie Martin, Municipal Clerk advises Public Hearing & Adoption will be held on August 11, 2004 at Borough Hall.

 

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

             Nayes:            None

            Absent:            None

           Abstain:            None

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2004-132

 

Resolution Requesting Approval of Items of Revenue and Appropriation N.J.S 40A:4-87

                     (Chapter 159, P. L. 1948)

 

            Whereas, N.J.S 40A:4-87 provides that the Director of the Division of Local Government Services may approve the insertion of any special item of revenue in the budget of any count of municipality when such item shall have been made available by law and the amount was not determined at the time of the adoption of the budget; and

 

            Whereas, the Director may also approve the insertion of an item of appropriation for equal amount,

 

            Now, Therefore, Bt It Resolved, that the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown, in the County of Monmouth, New Jersey, hereby requests the Director of the Division of Local Government Services to approve the insertion of an item of revenue in the budget of the Year 2004 in the sum of $6,822.00 (six thousand, eight hundred and twenty two dollars), which is now available from the State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection.

 

            Be It Further Resolved that the like sum of $6,822.00 is hereby appropriated under the caption Municipal Storm water Regulation Program; and

 

            Be It Further Resolved that the above is the result of funds from the Department of Environmental Protection Storm water Regulation Program in the amount of $6,822.00.

 

            Be It Further Resolved that two (2) certified copies of this Resolution be forwarded to the Director, Division of Local Government Services.

 

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

           Abstain:            None

            Absent:            None

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2004-133

 

Authorization To Extend The Grace Period For

August Property Tax Payments

 

            Whereas, the printing of the 2004 property tax bills has been delayed until the State of New Jersey releases the official state aid data, which data must be inserted on the tax bills as a matter of information to the public; and

 

            Whereas, the 2004 property tax bills have been printed and were mailed to the property owners of the Borough on July 26, 2004; and

 

            Whereas, Resolution 2004-06 adopted by the Borough Council on January 5, 2004 provides that interest on delinquent tax payments shall be charged for all payments received after August 10, 2004.

 

            Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown, that in accordance with State Law, extend the grace period for the August 2004 property tax bill to 25 days after the postmarked mailing of the tax bills to property owners, mailed on July 26, 2004.

 

Be It Further Resolved that interest will be charged on all property tax payments received after that date calculated retroactive to August 1, 2004.

 

Be It Further Resolved that the Clerk provide a copy of this Resolution to the Borough Auditor, Borough Clerk, Chief Financial Officer, and the Tax Collector.

 

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

           

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2004-134

 

RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH

OF ENGLISHTOWN ESTABLISHING HOURS OF WORK FOR

FULL-TIME DEPARTMENT HEADS.

 

            WHEREAS, the Mayor and Borough Council of the Borough of Englishtown believe that is in the best interests of the Borough to establish minimum hours of the day within which full-time Borough Department Heads must work; and

 

            WHEREAS, adoption of the such regulations will better enable the Borough to operate more efficiently and effectively.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Borough Council of the Borough of Englishtown, in the County of Monmouth and State of New Jersey, that all full-time Department Heads of the Borough must work between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, effective September 1, 2004.

 

             BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a certified copy of this Resolution shall be provided to all full-time Borough Department Heads.

 

Offered By:                 C/Soden

 

Seconded By:              C/Simon

 

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

               Nays:           None

            Absent:           None

           Abstain:           C/Palmieri

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2004-135

 

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 $326,772.21 be and

                   the same are hereby authorized to be paid on July 28, 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

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2004-136

 

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 received and are on file; and

 

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

                                               

                        Bowmag Plate Tamper for Repair of Potholes            $1,695.00

 

Purchased From:

 

                                                Seely Equipment & Supply Company

                                                            Farmingdale, NJ

 

            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/Rucker

 

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

 

Month of June, 2004

 

                        Current Taxes                         $ 22,165.92

                                    2003 Taxes                                 8,681.42

                                    2002 Taxes & Prior                        112.18

                                    Interest Cost on Taxes                 1,521.90

                                    Tax Searches                                    10.00

                                    Third Party Lien                           6,547.09   

 

                                    Total Cash Receipt                  $39,038.51

 

Public Portion

 

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

 

Jeff Hanlon, Englishtown Police Department asks Mayor and Council various questions such as what is the full strength of our Police Department?, Who is Englishtown Police Departments backup?, What is the response time of said back up?, What is the increase in resident population?, Does this town participate in any programs such as DUI programs or Click It or Ticket?, What is the reason we have an assistant court administrator?, Do we plan on using the grant given to us for a new police officer?  Officer Hanlon continues explaining the need for another police officer; because there is only one officer per shift the Borough sometimes goes unmanned if officer is tied up.

 

C/Gallagher explains to Officer Hanlon that these issues need to be communicated to Chief Niziolek, who would discuss them with the Police Departments Council Liaison, C/Soden.  C/Soden would then advise us of said issues.

 

Arlene Humphrey’s, 20 LaSatta Avenue states I just want to say the Englishtown Police Department has always been there when I needed them.  They are very courteous, helpful and kind.  I feel with Englishtown growing the way it is, we do need more officers.

 

Richard Settele, Local 166 PBA Englishtown, states our department used to have eight officers.   A couple of years ago we had 6 full time and 4 part time officers.  The Council agreed to let the 4 part time officers go and have 8 full time positions.  Since that time, I don’t think we’ve been staffed with eight officers.  We’ve been scraping by, working overtime to cover shifts.  When someone wants to take vacation we have to arrange our own coverage.  The Chief is aware of these issues and C/Soden talks to the Chief every morning.  I can only assume that C/Soden is aware of these situations also.  With only seven officers it is very tough to cover the schedule, especially when there is training.  An additional officer could reduce the overtime and save the Borough money.  We are only asking to help serve the Borough, serve our residents the way we want to and the way they deserve.

 

Peter Cooke, Englishtown Police Department and also a resident, it concerns me that if an officer is tied up and my family has an emergency, that I have to count on the State Police as back up and wait up to 45 minutes for help. We have heard promises of getting an eighth officer for quite some time and it still has not happened.  We need an eighth officer and that is at the bare minimum. I believe this really needs to be addressed very soon.

 

Wayne Krawiec, 31 LaSatta Avenue, I just wanted to know what is the status of the generator?

 

C/Rucker responds, the unit that is up for sale at the auction on Saturday was donated by the phone company.  In order for us get it in line for our use, there would be a net cost of  $58,000 for set up and housing for the unit.  We could get a new unit and set-up for approximately $20,000.00 less.

 

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.

 

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 8:16 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 8:23 P.M.

 

Mayor Reynolds states a Resolution would be adopted this evening authorizing the Chief of Police to hire a new Police Officer.

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2004-137

 

Resolution Authorizing Chief of Police to Advertise for Applications and Make Recommendation to Governing Body for Hiring of Additional Police Officer

 

            Whereas, there is currently monies available in the Municipal Budget for the Year 2004; and

 

            Whereas, there has been a need demonstrated for an additional Police Officer within the Borough Police Department; and

 

            Whereas, the Chief of Police has recommended the hiring of an additional officer, and said recommendation has been concurred by the Council Chairperson.

 

            Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved, by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey that the Chief of Police be authorized to advertise for applications, review them and make recommendation to the Governing Body for the hiring of an additional Police Officer.

 

            Be It Further Resolved, that a certified copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Chief of Police 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

              Abstain:           None

               Absent:           None

 

Adjournment

 

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

 

The time being 8:27 P.M.

 

 

 

    October 27, 2004                                                        ________________________

Approved by Governing Body                                          Clerk