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December 13, 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.                  Mayor Awards:            Employee Length of Service Awards

Volunteer Awards

Supporter Appreciation Awards

 

5.                  Approval of Minutes – September 22, 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 2004-07

Establishing Limits for Salaries For The Borough Employees  

                        Public Hearing and Adoption

 

10.       New Business

B. Resolution Number 2004-187

Authorization of Purchases Over $800 – Water Street Improvements

 

C. Resolution Number 2004-188

Authorization of Purchases Over $800 – Tires for DPW Truck and Tractor

 

D.     Resolution Number 2004-189

Authorization of Purchases Over $800 – Repair of DPW Truck

 

E.      Resolution Number 2004-190

Authorization of Tax Refund – Block 20, Lot 1

 

F.      Resolution Number 2004-191

Change Order No. 1 and Final – Water Main Replacement

Wood Avenue to English Club

 

G.     Resolution Number 2004-192

Authorization of Purchases Over $800 – Holiday Hay Ride

 

H.     Resolution Number 2004-193

Authorization of Purchases Over $800 – Water/Sewer Tools

 

I.        Resolution Number 2004-194

Authorization of Purchases Over $800 – Salt/Calcium Mix

 

J.       Resolution Number 2004-195

Authorization of Purchases Over $800 – Recycling Bins for Sanford Park

 

K.    Resolution Number 2004-196

Authorizing Employee Vacation Carry-Over

 

L.      Resolution Number 2004-197

Authorizing Purchases Over $800 – Police Department Computers

 

M.   Resolution Number 2004-198

Authorizing Redemption of Tax Sale – 24 Water Street

 

N.    Resolution Number 2004-199

Authorizing Payment of Borough Bills

 

11.       Tax Collectors Report – Months of September and October, 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

 

O.  Resolution Number 2004-200

Establishing Hours of Work For The Chief of Police

 

14.      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/Simon, C/D’Agostino,

                              C/Palmieri

                  Absent: None

 

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 Length of Service Awards

 

Mayor Reynolds along with C/Gallagher presented Length of Service awards to the following staff of the Englishtown Police Department:

 

                        John Niziolek, Chief, 15 years of service

                        Richard Settele, Sergeant, 10 years of service

 

A Length of Service Award was also awarded to:

 

                        Michael Ross, Tax Assessor, 10 years of service

 

Mayor Volunteer Awards

 

Mayor Reynolds along with C/Gallagher and C/Palmieri presented awards to the following volunteers:

 

            Christine Robbins                                 Liz Canario

            Cindy Robilotti                                   Chanin Robilotti

            Lynn Strong                                      Jennifer Shapiro

            Sue Benedict                                              

Recreation Committee Supporter Awards

 

Christine Robbins, Englishtown Recreation Committee, presents awards to the following for their continued support of the Recreation Committee:

 

            Englishtown Fire Department                      Jack Frost

            Hair Systems                                              Industrial Park

            Englishtown Liquors & Convenience    

 

Approval of Minutes – September 22, 2004

 

There being no corrections, deletions, or additions, a motion to approve the Minutes of September 22, 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/D’Agostino,

                          C/Palmieri

             Nays:    None   

         Abstain:     None

         Absent:     None

 

Committee Reports

 

C/Rucker states nothing at this time.

 

C/Palmieri states Saturday, December 4th the Recreation Committee held a trim the tree craft for the children of the Borough.  Approximately 10 children attended.  The volunteers for this event were Christine Robbins, Liz Canario, Cindy Robilotti and Anne Marie Lutz.  The Holiday Hayride will be on December 18th from 6-8 p.m. beginning at the Village Inn.  All are welcome.

 

C/Gallagher states Mike Ross, Tax Assessor will be at tonight’s meeting to discuss what a revaluation would mean to the Borough. 

 

C/Soden states nothing at this time.

 

C/D’Agostino states Happy Holidays to all.

 

C/Simon states it looks as if insurance rates for the health insurance are going to drop by 3.5% next year. 

 

Correspondence

 

Julie Martin, Municipal Clerk states I have received correspondence from The National Federation of the Blind Outreach Program.  They are requesting the set up of a vending machine inside Borough Hall at no charge to the Borough. 

 

Public Portion

 

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

 

Jayne Carr, Main Street asks on the bill list what is the payment to CRJ Contracting in the amount of $36,945.00?

 

Julie Martin, Municipal Clerk responds, that was the replacement of the water line from Wood Avenue up to English Club.

 

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. 2004-07                                                            Public Hearing & Adoption

  

Ordinance Establishing Limits for Salaries of The Employees

Of the Borough of Englishtown, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey

 

            Be It Ordained, the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown, County of Monmouth and State of New Jersey as follows:

 

Ordinance numbers 97-02, 98-06, 99-07 and 2002-03, 2003-09 are hereby amended/supplemented:

           

            Section I:  The annual salary ranges are established as follows, and the Borough Chief Financial Officer is hereby authorized to transfer such sums of money from such payroll from the time as directed by Salary Resolution of the Governing Body.

 

POSITION                                                                                                    SALARIES                              

          MINIMUM   MAXIMUM

GOVERNING BODY

            MAYOR                                                                    $  1,800.00                          $  4,500.00

            COUNCIL                                                                 $  1,300.00                          $  3,500.00

MUNICIPAL CLERK                                                           $25,000.00                          $40,000.00

DEPUTY CLERK/ADMIN ASSIST.                                    $16,000.00                           $29,000.00

CHIEF FIN. OFFICER                                                         $24,000.00                           $41,000.00

ASSISTANT C.F.O.                                                             $16,000.00                           $35,000.00

CLERK TYPIST                                                                   $  8,000.00                           $20,000.00

COURT MAGISTRATE                                                       $ 9,000.00                            $17,000.00

 

COURT CLERK                                                                  $25,000.00                            $45,000.00

 

DEPUTY COURT CLERK                                                 $     500.00                             $15,000.00

 

ATTORNEY                                                                       $14,000.00                              $30,000.00

 

DPW SUPERVISOR                                                          $25,000.00                              $45,000.00

 

DPW – LEVEL 1                                                                $18,000.00                              $30,000.00

 

DPW – PART TIME                                                          $  6,000.00                              $12,000.00

 

WATER SUPERINTENDENT                                          $  6,000.00                               $15,000.00

 

WATER CLERK                                                               $  9,000.00                               $15,000.00

 

SEWER SUPERINTENDENT                                          $  6,000.00                                 $15,000.00

 

SEWER CLERK                                                                $  9,000.00                                $15,000.00

 

RECYCLING COORDINATOR                                      $     700.00                                 $  1,250.00

 

DOG/CAT CENSUS TAKER                                           $     500.00                                 $  1,100.00

 

EMERGENCY MGMT COORDINATOR                       $     750.00                                 $  1,250.00

 

TAX ASSESSOR                                                              $  5,000.00                                 $10,000.00

 

TAX COLLECTOR                                                           $  5,000.00                                 $10,000.00

 

CONSTRUCTION OFFICIAL:

   DIRECTOR OF CODE ENFORCEMENT      

   CONSTRUCTION OFFICIAL

   FIRE SUB-CODE OFFICIAL                                        $11,000.00                                 $23,000.00

 

CONSTRUCTION OFFICIAL:

   BLDG SUB-CODE INSPECTOR             

   HOUSING INSPECTOR                                               $         0.00                                  $13,000.00

 

CONSTRUCTION SECRETARY                                    $  2,500.00                                  $  6,000.00

 

FIRE OFFICIAL:

   FIRE INSPECTION

   FIRE SUB-CODE

   CODE ENFORCEMENT                                             $  6,000.00                                   $17,000.00

 

FIRE OFFICIAL

   PART TIME FIRE INSPECTOR                                  $        0.00                                    $  2,000.00

 

ASST. CODE ENF/ZONING OFFICER                        $  2,000.00                                    $  5,500.00

 

ELECTRICAL INSPECTOR                                           $  3,500.00                                    $  9,000.00

 

PLUMBING INSPECTOR                                              $  3,500.00                                   $10,000.00

 

PLANNING BOARD SECRETARY                               $  2,500.00                                    $  6,000.00

 

CLEAN COMMUNITY GRANT                                    $  1,100.00                                    $  3,500.00

           

Section II:  Salaries shall be set forth by Resolution of Mayor and Council within the

aforementioned salary guidelines.

 

            Section III:  Payment of salaries shall be in equal bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly or other

 installments as the Mayor and Council may from time to time resolve.

 

            Section IV:  All ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent with this ordinance are

 hereby repealed.

 

            Section V:  This ordinance shall take effect upon its passage and publication according

 to 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. 2004-07, above titled, was offered by C/D’Agostino, seconded by C/Simon.  Passed on the following roll call:

 

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

                                      C/Palmieri

                      Nays:       None

                    Abstain:     None

                     Absent:     None

 

New Business

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution Number 2004-187

 

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:

 

                        Engineering Services for Water Street Improvements

                        NJDOT Trust Fund

                        FY 2004 State Aid Program (Bond Ordinance 2004-06)                                                                                                                                                     $24,550.00

 

Services From:

                                                Thomas J. Herits

                                                Maser Consulting P.A.

                                                One River Center, Bldg. 2

                                                331 Newman Springs Road, Red Bank, NJ 07701

                                   

            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/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. 2004-188

 

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:

        

                                    Two Tires for DPW Truck and

                                    Four Tires for DPW Tractor                   $950.00

 

Purchased From:

B&S Tires

Freehold , 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/Gallagher     

 

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. 2004-189

 

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:

 

Repair of DPW Pick-up Truck      Not to exceed             $900.00

                                                                                               

Purchased From:

Englishtown Automotive

Englishtown, 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

           

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution Number 2004-190

 

Resolution Authorizing Refund of Overpayment

Of Taxes Paid On Property

 

            Whereas, the Borough of Englishtown Tax Collector has reported an over-payment of taxes on property Block 20/Lot 1, Main Street and Tennent Avenue, that is in the Borough of Englishtown and should be refunded as follows:

 

Year 2003                $2,714.05

Year 2004                $2,458.41

 

Totaling $5,172.46

 

            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 $5,172.45 to be refunded to First American Real Estate Tax Service, P.O. Box 569766, Dallas, TX  75356, 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/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. 2004-191

 

Change Order No. 1 and Final

Water Main Replacement – Wood Avenue to the English Club

 

            Whereas, the Borough of Englishtown previously authorized (by Resolution 2004-97) CRJ Contracting, to replace the water main from Wood Avenue to the English Club; and

 

            Whereas, the following change has been submitted:

 

                        Additional Charge of                                             $2,154.00

 

            Whereas, the amount of the service will be increased by the sum of Two Thousand, One Hundred and Fifty Four Dollars ($2,154.00); and

 

            Whereas, the Public Utilities Committee has reviewed and approved the changes; and

 

            Whereas, the purchase total including this Change Order will be Forty Five Thousand, Seven Hundred Dollars ($45,700.00).

 

            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 Change Order No. l.

 

            Be It Further Resolved that a certified true copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Borough’s Chief Financial Officer and Borough Engineer and the Water Superintendent.

 

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. 2004-192

 

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:

 

Two Horse Drawn Wagons for Holiday Hay Ride 12/18/04

 

   Price             $950.00

Purchased From:

A & T Stables

46 Bennett Mills Road

Jackson, NJ  08527

 

            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/Simon                     

 

Seconded By:        C/D’Agostino

 

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

                  Nays:   None

               Absent:   None

              Abstain:   None

           

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2004-193

 

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:

Miscellaneous Water/Sewer tools to stock the new water dept. truck

Amount Not To Exceed $1,300.00

Purchased From:

 Utility Supply of America, Inc.

 

            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/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. 2004-194

 

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:

Three truck loads of salt/calcium mix

Amount Not To Exceed $7,290.00

 

Purchased From:

 Yardville Supply Company, Trenton, 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

           

           

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2004-195

 

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:

Two profile 6 recycling bins for Sanford Park

Amount Not To Exceed $3,550.00

 

Purchased From:

The Fibrex Group Inc., Chesapeake, VA

 

            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/Gallagher

 

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. 2004-196

 

Authorizing Borough Employees to Carry Over

Remaining Vacation Time To The Year 2005

 

            Whereas, several Borough employees have not used all of their allowed vacation time; and

 

            Whereas, due to limited staffing it is difficult to use said time by the end of the year; and

 

            Whereas, the department heads state that the remaining vacation time is as follows:

 

                        Gina Frangipane                   8 Vacation Days Remaining

Richard Guffanti                        1 Vacation Day Remaining

Janet Halasz                          7  Vacation Days Remaining

Lynn Tillman                         3 Vacation Days Remaining

Patricia Wojnas                        5 Vacation Days Remaining

 

            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 personnel will be allowed to carry his remaining vacation time over to the year 2005 provided this time is used by June 30, 2005.

 

            Be It Further Resolved a certified true copy of this Resolution be forwarded to Gina Frangipane, Richard Guffanti, Janet Halasz, Lynn Tillman, and Patricia Wojnas, the Chief Financial Officer and the Borough Auditor.

 

Offered By:           C/Gallagher

 

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. 2004-197

 

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:

 

                        Line Fees, Supplies and Maintenance Costs

for 2004 Police Computers, not to exceed……………$5,500.00

 

Purchased From:

Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office

C/O The Monmouth County Treasurer

 

            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/D’Agostino, C/Palmieri

                  Nays:   None

               Absent:   None

              Abstain:   None

           

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2004-198

 

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-Cust/Sass Muni V dtr, 123 S. Broad St., PA 1328S, Philadelphia, PA  19109:

 

Tax Sale Certificate on Block 4, Lot 32

(24 Water St.) in the amount of …………..$6,264.42

 

            Whereas, the above mentioned certificate has been paid and Wachovia-Cust/Sass Muni V dtr, 123 S. Broad St., PA 1328S, Philadelphia, PA  19109 is entitled to refunds of $6,264.420.

 

            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 $6,264.42 to Wachovia-Cust/Sass Muni V dtr, 123 S. Broad St., 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/Gallagher     

 

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.  2004-199

 

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 $248,766.33 be and

                   the same are hereby authorized to be paid on December 13, 2004.

 

2.        The Borough Clerk be and is hereby directed to list on the page in the

Minutes Book following the minutes of this meeting all of the said vouchers hereby authorized to be paid.

 

Offered  by:          C/D’Agostino

 

Seconded by:       C/Simon

 

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

                 Nays:   None

              Absent:   None

             Abstain:   None

           

Tax Collector’s Report

Month of September, 2004

 

                        Current Taxes 2004                           18,906.08

                        2003 Taxes                                         1,136.44

                        Interest & Cost on Taxes                        634.30

                        Third Party Lien                                 37,176.56

                       

                        Total Cash Receipt                            57,853.38

 

 

                                           Month of October, 2004

 

                        Current Taxes 2004                            202,143.03

                        Prior Taxes 2003                                       478.01

                        Prepaid Taxes                                            278.13

                        Interest & Cost on Taxes                           792.71

                        Third Party Lien                                    11,870.01

 

                        Total Cash Receipt                              215,561.89

 

 

Public Portion

 

Mayor Reynolds opened the floor to the public for discussion on anything they wish to

bring to the attention of the governing body.

 

Jayne Carr, Main Street states I am the president of the Village Inn’s Historical Association, the street sign at the corner was hit by a car and it has damaged The Village Inn’s roof and gutter.  On several occasions Borough Hall has been contacted regarding this and I have heard no response on the status.

 

Julie Martin, Municipal Clerk advises that Rick Guffanti, Public Works Supervisor has contacted the County because it is a County road sign.  I will follow up with him regarding this.

 

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.

 

Mayor Reynolds opened the floor to Michael Ross, Borough Tax Assessor to discuss

the revaluation of Englishtown.

 

Michael Ross states we haven’t received any official notice from the State Division of Taxation as far as when the revaluation will happen.  When we do receive notice there are various options we can take.  We could file an appeal, which will buy us some extra time.  The problem that we face is a revaluation has not been done in Englishtown in over ten years.  Our ratio is down to 55%.  The ratio is the number that reflects the relationship between the assessments and the true market value that homes are selling for in the Borough. 

 

C/Soden asks what the approximate cost would be to the Borough for a revaluation.

 

Michael Ross responds $75.00 - $100.00 per line item and there would be approximately 700 line items.  There are also a couple of other costs you may want to consider; I spoke to Vital and there are some appraisal packages they offer which would run $475.00 - $500.00 a month. 

 

Julie Martin, Municipal Clerk asks how is all the new building coming into town going to affect this.  Do we have to wait until we are all built out before we go into this process?

 

Michael Ross responds, no but that can be an argument we can present if we want to try and delay it for a year or so.

 

C/Gallagher asks what do you think is going to be the impact on taxes?

 

Michael Ross responds what the revaluation does is get rid of all the imbalances in the town.  Certain areas will be increased, some decreased and others will stay the same. 

 

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

                   Nays: None

                Absent: None

               Abstain: None

 

The time being 8:15 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/Rucker. Passed unanimously.

 

The time being10:43 P.M.

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2004-200

 

Resolution of the Borough Council of the Borough of Englishtown

Establishing Hours of Work for the Chief of Police

 

            Whereas, there is presently a policy within the Borough of Englishtown defining hours for all department heads for the working hours of all department heads to be between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M., Monday through Friday; and

 

            Whereas, the Chief of Police has recommended that he be returned to a ten hour, four day work week to afford him the opportunity to provide personal supervision to all shifts of the Police Force; and

 

            Whereas, the Mayor and Council have received the request of the Chief and believe that the efficiency of the Police Force can be enhanced by implementation of the Chief’s request.

 

            Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved that the previous Resolution No. 2004-134 setting the hours of the Department Heads within the Borough be amended to permit the

 

Chief of Police to work a four day work week of ten hours per day commencing the week of January 1, 2005; and

 

            Be It Further Resolved that said four day work week shall shift on a weekly basis to afford the Chief of Police the opportunity of working each day of the week on a rotating basis, i.e. If the Chief works Monday through Thursday of one week, the following week would be Tuesday through Friday; and so on.  The Chief of Police shall prepare a schedule effective the week of January 1, 2005 on a monthly basis and forward same to the Police Chairperson and the Mayor.

 

            Be It Further Resolved that a certified true copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Chief of Police and the Borough Attorney.

 

Offered by:                C/Simon

 

Seconded by:            C/Gallagher

 

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

                                C/Palmieri

                    Nays:   None

                Abstain:   None

                 Absent:   None 

 

Adjournment

 

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

 

The time being10:50 P.M.

 

 

 

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Approved by Governing Body                                          Clerk