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OCTOBER 27, 2004

 

7:30 P.M.

 

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

 

1.                  Meeting Called to Order and Roll Call

 

2.                  Statement of Compliance with Sunshine Law

 

3.                  Moment of Silence and Salute to the Flag

 

4.                  Approval of Minutes – July 28, August 11, and August 25, 2004

 

5.                  Committee Reports

 

6.                  Correspondence

 

7.                  Open Public Portion/Limited to Agenda Items Only

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

                        Council's discretion.  Any and all situations regarding Borough

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

                        to the full attention of the Council through an appointment and

                        subsequent disclosure through the Personnel Committee.

 

            8.         New Business

                       

A.     Resolution Number 2004-168 

Appointment of Full-Time Police Officer – Christopher Matlosz

OATH OF ALLEGIANCE

 

B.     Resolution Number2004-169

Authorization of Purchases Over $800 – Police Department Uniform

 

C.     Resolution Number 2004-170

Authorization of Purchases Over $800 – Police Vehicle Light Bar Package

                       

D.     Resolution Number 2004-171

Authorization of Purchases Over $800 – Police Mobile Computer Mount

 

E.      Resolution Number 2004-172

Authorization of Purchases Over $800 – Police Leather Uniform Items

 

F.      Resolution Number 2004-173

Granting Approval For Raffle Application RA2004-02

 

G.     Resolution Number 2004-174

Authorizing Payment of Borough Bills

 

H.     Resolution No. 2004-175

Providing for the Insertion of Any Special Item of Revenue

In the Budget of Any County or Municipality Pursuant to

N.J.S. 40A:4-87 (Chapter 159, P.L. 1948)

 

I.  Resolution No. 2004-176

                        Awarding Contract for Installation Of Emergency Generator

 

 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.

 

Roll Call:    Present:            C/Soden, C/Rucker, C/Gallagher, C/Simon, C/Palmieri       

                  Absent:            C/D’Agostino

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Approval of Minutes – July 28, August 11, August 25, 2004

 

There being no corrections, deletions, or additions, a motion to approve the Minutes of July 28, 2004, August 11, 2004, and August 25, 2004 was offered by C/Soden, seconded by C/Simon.  Passed on the following roll call:

 

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

              Nayes:      None

            Abstain:      None

             Absent:      C/D’Agostino

 

Committee Reports

 

C/Rucker states on Monday we had a pre-construction meeting with the contractor for the restrooms in Sanford Park, which should commence during the month of November.   This morning we had the bid opening for the purchase and installation of the emergency generator.  Everyone should have a copy of tonight’s resolution, awarding the contract to the lowest bidder, Lucas Electric from Windsor, N.J.

 

C/Palmieri states the annual Halloween party is scheduled for Friday, October 29th from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Englishtown Fire House.  There will be a special guest appearance by the New Jersey Devil’s Mascot for autograph signings.

 

C/Gallagher states on October 18th The Manalapan Community Center Committee, which I belong, hosted a golf outing raising over $20,000.00 for the building of the new Community Center.

 

C/Soden states the police activity report from 10/11 – 10/24 there were 499 calls, 85 motor vehicle stops and 75 tickets were issued.  Chief Niziolek is here to give a report on the new police car and explain about the breathalyzer.

 

C/Simon states Election Day is Tuesday, November 2nd and I encourage the public to come out and vote.  Also, states there is a meeting tomorrow night where if council members attend we will save $250.00 off the cost of our insurance for every member that attends.  The meeting tomorrow night is in Wall, and there will be another in December in Old Bridge.  Mayor Reynolds, Julie Martin, and myself have signed up already.  It’s not too late if anyone else would like to sign up.  The topic for the meeting will be workmen’s compensation.

 

Mayor Reynolds opens the floor to Chief Niziolek to give his report.  Chief Niziolek states the Police Department will be applying for a drunk driving enforcement grant in the amount of $13,068.33.  The new breathalyzer that will be mandatory to use in the State of New Jersey is currently $12,600.00.  We haven’t received any estimates yet for costs for the year 2005, however the grant should cover most of the expenses for the new unit.  The State Police are implementing the unit on a county-by-county basis, and Monmouth County should be sometime late 2005 or early 2006.  Chief Niziolek advises all the paper work regarding the police vehicle that was involved in an accident has been faxed to our insurance company.  Also faxed, were estimates to transfer items such as the light bar onto a potential replacement vehicle.  We are awaiting a response from them.  Lastly, there was an article in the paper last Friday in reference to an Englishtown resident who was convicted of $94,000.00 worth of theft by deception and forgery.  I would like to commend Patrolman Michael MacInnes and Patrolman Trevor Martinson for their profound professionalism during this case.  The prosecutor’s case was made much easier because of them.

 

Correspondence

 

Julie Martin, Municipal Clerk reads correspondence received from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities congratulating Englishtown for being a winner of the 2004 Innovation in Governance Awards conducted by the NJLM and the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.  The theme for this year’s award is “Shared Services” and our municipality is one of the winners for sharing services with Upper Freehold Township for Animal Control.  Election Day is November 2nd.  Polls will be open at Borough Hall from 6a.m. – 8p.m.  Lastly, leaf pick up for Englishtown residents started last Monday and runs through the end of November.  Leaves are to piled alongside the curb. 

           

Open Public Portion – Limited to Agenda Items Only

 

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

 

Joe Palmieri, Queens Way asks how much was the bid for the generator?

 

Mayor Reynolds responds we received 6 bids.  The lowest bid was $47,400.00 from Lucas Electric.

 

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.

 

New Business

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2004-168

 

Appointment of Full Time Police Officer

 

            Whereas, there is a need to hire a full time police officer; and

 

            Whereas, the public safety committee has recommended Christopher Matlosz be appointed to Patrolman for the Borough of Englishtown.

 

            Now Therefore, Be It Resolved by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey that Christopher Matlosz is hereby appointed police officer for the Borough of Englishtown as follows:

 

1.      Appointment is effective October 28, 2004.

 

2.      Salary is effective October 28, 2004 in the amount of $27,747.00 per annum, paid bi-weekly per the salary ordinance.

 

3.      That said appointment is probationary for one year effective October 28, 2004.

 

      Be It Be Further Resolved that a certified true copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Chief Financial Officer, Chief John Niziolek and Christopher Matlosz.

 

Offered By:                  C/Soden

 

Seconded By:               C/Simon

 

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

                 Nays:           None

               Absent:          C/D’Agostino

              Abstain:          None

 

Mayor Reynolds swears in Christopher Matlosz as an Englishtown Police Officer.

           

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2004-169

 

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:

                                                   

                                                    Initial Uniform Compliment

                For New Hire                                    $1,453.45                  

                                                                                                                       

Purchased From:

Bob’s Uniform Shop

P.O. Box 578

504 Highway 35

Middletown, NJ  07748

 

            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/Rucker, C/Gallagher, C/Simon, C/Palmieri

                  Nays:          None

               Absent:          C/D’Agostino

              Abstain:          None

                                                                       

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2004-170

 

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:

 

Raydian Light Bar Package

             For Police Vehicle                                    $6,300.00               

                                                                                                                       

Purchased From:

Sea Breeze Installations

588 Buckelew Ave.

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/Rucker, C/Gallagher, C/Simon, C/Palmieri

                  Nays:          None

               Absent:          C/D’Agostino

              Abstain:          None

                       

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2004-171

 

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:

 

                 Mobile Computer Mount To Include

Charge Guard Timing Device                           $1,359.95

                                                                                                                       

Purchased From:

Quality Communications

1985 Swarthmore Ave., Ste. 4

Lakewood, NJ  08701

 

            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/Rucker, C/Gallagher, C/Simon, C/Palmieri

                  Nays:          None

               Absent:          C/D’Agostino

              Abstain:          None

                                                                                   

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2004-172

 

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:

 

Leather Uniform Items

             For Police                                                 $944.31

                                                                                                                       

Purchased From:

Lawmen Supply

5521 White Horse Pike

 Egg Harbor City, NJ  08215-9510

 

            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/Rucker, C/Gallagher, C/Simon, C/Palmieri

                  Nays:          None

               Absent:          C/D’Agostino

              Abstain:          None

                                                                       

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2004-173

 

Resolution of the Mayor and Governing Body

Granting Approval for Raffle Application No. RA2004-02

 

            Whereas, the Knights of Columbus Prince of Peace has applied to the Governing Body of the Borough of Englishtown for a raffle license for December 20, 2004; and

 

            Whereas, the Knights of Columbus Prince of Peace has paid all the proper fees to the Borough of Englishtown and submitted the proper fees to be forwarded to the Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission; and

 

            Whereas, the Mayor and Governing Body of the Borough of Englishtown finds that the Knights of Columbus Prince of Peace is a qualified applicant and the members of the Knights of Columbus Prince of Peace are designated to conduct games of chance and are of good moral character and said members have never been convicted of a crime to the best of the Council’s knowledge; and

 

            Whereas, said games are to be conducted by the rules set forth by the Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission and the entire net proceeds are to be disposed of for a purpose permitted by the Raffle Licensing Law Act of 1954; and

 

            Whereas, there is satisfactory proof that the Knights of Columbus Prince of Peace will not make payment for the conducting of the game or assisting therein, except to the extent allowed by law; and

 

            Whereas, The Knights of Columbus Prince of Peace has stated that any rental to be paid for raffle equipment does conform to the schedule of authorized rentals prescribed by the rules of the Control Commission and the raffles equipment lessor, should there be one, has been approved by the Control Commission; and

 

            Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey that Raffle Application No. RA2004-02 for the Knights of Columbus Prince of Peace be approved as required by N.J.A.C. 13:47-4.11 and forwarded to the Legal Games of Chance Control Commission as prescribed by N.J.A.C. 13:47-4.3 (b); and

 

            Be It Further Resolved, that a copy of Raffle License RA2004-02 be forwarded by the Municipal Clerk to the Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission for their review and determination; and

 

Be It Further Resolved, on the fifteenth day after Raffle Application No. RA2004-02 has been forwarded to the Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission with no objections received, Raffle License No. RA2004-02 may be issued to the Knights of Columbus Prince of Peace and copies of said license shall be distributed to the Licensee, the Municipal Clerk, and the Borough of Englishtown Police Department.

 

Offered By:                  C/Simon

 

Seconded By:               C/Gallagher

 

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

                  Nays:          None

               Absent:          C/D’Agostino

              Abstain:          None

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2004-174

 

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 $293,656.97 be and

                   the same are hereby authorized to be paid on October 27, 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/Soden          

 

Seconded by:               C/Simon

 

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

                   Nays:        None

                Absent:        C/D’Agostino

               Abstain:         None

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2004-175

 

Resolution Providing for the Insertion of Any Special Item of Revenue

In the Budget of Any County or Municipality Pursuant to

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 County or Municipality when such item shall have been made available by law and the amount thereof was not determined at the time of the adoption of the budget; and

 

Whereas, said director may also approve the insertion of any item of appropriation for equal amount.

 

Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved that the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown, County of Monmouth, State of 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 Forty-seven Thousand Four Hundred ($47,400.00) Dollars; which item is now available as a revenue from the Reserve from Builders Contributions for the sole purpose of a purchase and installation of an emergency generator for the Borough of Englishtown Municipal building.

 

Be It Further Resolved that a like sum of Forty-seven Thousand Four Hundred ($47,400.00) Dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated under the caption of Reserve from Builders Contribution.

 

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/Gallagher

 

Seconded By:      C/Soden

 

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

         Nays:    None

     Abstain:    None

      Absent:    C/D’Agostino

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2004-176

 

Resolution Awarding Contract for Installation

Of Emergency Generator at Borough Hall

 

            Whereas, bids have been received on October 27, 2004 by the Borough Clerk for the installation of an Emergency Generator at the Borough of Englishtown as follows:

 

                        Lucas Electric                                     $47,400.00

                        Windsor, NJ

 

                        Quality Electric                                   $48,242.00

                        W. Keansburg, NJ

 

                        Allaire Electric                                    $50,850.00

                        Wall, NJ

 

                        Sodon’s Electric                                 $51,980.00

                        Atlantic Highlands, NJ

 

                        Electro Maintenance                           $55,410.00

                        Red Bank, NJ

                        Dee-En Electric                                  $56,400.00

                        Linden, NJ

 

            Whereas, it has been determined that the apparent lowest responsible bidder is Lucas Electric, Windsor, NJ. 

 

            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 Lucas Electric in the amount of $47,400.00 for the supply and installation of the emergency generator at Borough Hall, subject to the bidder’s forms being found to be acceptable as to legal form by the Borough Attorney, and 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.                  Lucas Electric  

2.                  Borough of Englishtown Engineer

3.                  Borough of Englishtown Chief Financial Officer

 

Offered by:                  C/Rucker

 

Seconded by:               C/Simon

 

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

                   Nays:        None

                Absent:        C/D’Agostino

               Abstain:        None

             

Public Portion – Non Agenda Items

 

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

 

Helen Strong, Main Street, states in 1979 Mayor Edna Hamilton appointed me director of recreation and one of the first things I did was to have a Halloween Party on mischief night to give the children something to do instead of getting into trouble.  I did this up until four years ago when it was taken away from me.  I am wondering why this years Halloween Party was changed to the 29th and I am on the Recreation Committee and I am never informed of anything that goes on anymore. 

 

Julie Martin states the Recreation Committee has dwindled to 2 women from the original Recreation Department who work all the events.  These women were not available on Saturday, October 30th.  I understand why you had this party on mischief night, but I have to say 90% of the children that attend this party are young children that wouldn’t be out causing mischief. 

 

Jayne Carr, 8 Main Street, states there has been some correspondence between C/Simon and myself since the last meeting.  Although he says he is not representing his neighborhood but is representing the citizens as a councilperson and signs such correspondences as a councilperson; my question; is this the voice of the Council to Freeholder Narozanick and myself, or is this just C/Simon feelings?  I have made copies of correspondence for everyone to review.

 

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/Soden

 

Seconded By:       C/Gallagher

 

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

                   Nays: None

                Absent: C/D’Agostino

               Abstain: None

 

The time being 7:52 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 8:21 P.M.

 

Adjournment

 

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

 

The time being 8:23 P.M.

 

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Approved by Governing Body                                          Clerk