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July 13, 2005

 

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 – May 11, 2005

 

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 No. 2005-117

Authorizing Police Department’s Use of the E. Brunswick Police

Training Facility

 

B.  Resolution No. 2005-118

                        Emergency Temporary Appropriations

 

C.     Resolution No. 2005-119

Payment of Borough Bills

 

            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

 

Mayor Reynolds called the meeting to order at 7:32 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, and Christine Robbins, Administration Clerk.

 

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

 

There being no corrections, deletions, or additions, a motion to approve the Minutes of May 11, 2005 was offered by C/Soden and seconded by C/Simon.  Passed on the following roll call:

 

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

                Nayes:          None

              Abstain:          C/Gallagher

               Absent:          None

 

Committee Reports

 

C/Rucker states the generator is almost completed.  We are waiting on the gas meter to be installed, which should be done by Friday.  The completion of the Sanford Park restrooms is pending on the installation of the electric meter. 

 

C/Palmieri states regarding what Kathy Bien said about enhancing the Recreation Dept.  We have been looking for different ways to enhance it.  This year’s festival I feel will be a great success.  The problem we face with the Recreation Dept. is volunteers.  If anyone would like to join us, we meet the first Saturday of every month at 10:00 a.m. at Borough Hall.

 

C/Gallagher states when the Personnel Policy was redone there were some additions, one being if a Borough employee wanted to opt out of health insurance provided they have coverage through a spouse they could.  We just had our first employee do so, which saves the Borough about $10,000.00 a year.  That program is in affect and working.

 

C/Soden states nothing at this time.

 

C/D’Agostino states nothing at this time.

 

C/Simon states the police activity report for the period of June 18 – July 10; there were 816 calls and 148 motor vehicle stops.

 

Correspondence

 

Julie Martin, Municipal Clerk states as a reminder dog and cat licenses are due by the end of the month.  On August 1st those not licensed will be passed to Code Enforcement for summonses.

 

Mayor Reynolds states I received a call this morning from Assemblyman Mike Panter to let me know that Englishtown received $50,000.00 in extraordinary aid.  The last three years we have not received any aid. 

 

C/Gallagher states we asked for $153,000.00 so we are still $103,000.00 short of what we needed. 

 

John Bennett arrives at 7:40 P.M.

 

Open Public Portion – Agenda Items

 

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

 

Jayne Carr asked on page 8 of the bill list what is the water/sewer salary?

 

C/Gallagher states D.P.W. takes part of their salary out of water/sewer because they read and install meters, etc. 

 

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

 

New Business

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2005-117

 

Authorizing the Englishtown Police Department's Use of the

East Brunswick Police Training Facility

 

            Whereas, the Englishtown Police Department will be using the East Brunswick Police Training Facility; and

 

            Whereas, the cost of using said facility will be $15.00 per hour per officer with a minimum of two (2) hours.

 

            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 indemnifies and saves and holds harmless the Township of East Brunswick and its agents and Employees against any and all actions, claims, proceedings, demands, or losses, incurred as a result of any accident, injury or damage whatsoever, however caused to any person(s) or to the property of any person(s) from or out of Englishtown Borough Police Department's use of the East Brunswick Police Training Facility, inclusive of any instruction and training activities that are conducted on the premises, and to further indemnify East Brunswick against all costs, fees, expenses, judgments and liabilities incurred in or about any such claim or any action or proceeding on it.

 

 Offered By:                 C/Simon

             

Seconded By:               C/Soden

 

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. 2005-118

 

Emergency Temporary Appropriations

 

Whereas, an emergent condition has arisen with respect to the need for various operating expenses prior to the adoption of the 2005 Budget and N.J.S.A.40A:4-2 provides for the creation of an emergency temporary appropriation for the purpose above mentioned; and

 

Whereas, the total emergency temporary Resolutions adopted in the year 2005 pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 96, P.L.1051 (N.J.S.A.40A:4-20) including this Resolution total $1,642,253.50.

 

Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved by the Governing Body of the Borough of Englishtown that an emergency temporary appropriation be and the same is hereby made for the attached indicated appropriations.

 

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

              Abstain:          None

               Absent:          None

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2005-119

 

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 $123,523.16 be and

                   the same are hereby authorized to be paid on July 13, 2005.

 

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/D’Agostino,

                                    C/Palmieri

                   Nays:        None

                Absent:         None

               Abstain:         None

 

Public Portion – Non Agenda Items

 

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

 

Jayne Carr, Main Street states at the last meeting you requested that I chair an Economic Development Committee and I requested that you check with the Planning Board and Code Officials before I moved forward.  Have you checked with them?

 

Mayor Reynolds responds, no I did not get a chance to do that, but I will see them on Saturday and will ask then.

 

Jayne Carr asked if and when that does occur are you appointing the committee or do you want some recommendations from me?

 

Mayor Reynolds said after I talk to the Planning Board we would discuss that.

 

Paula Kuchinski, Hamilton Street asks have you had a chance to speak to the Mayor of Manalapan yet?

 

Mayor Reynolds responds I have made several phone calls, with no return call and after my Community Alliance meeting last week I waited for the Mayor and Council to get out of Executive Session and I asked C/Locricchio, C/Lucas and Mayor Scherer if they were interested in the Shared Services that we talked about.  The response was, there were no decisions made.  If I don’t hear from them before their next council meeting I will attend and address them in the public portion. 

 

Paula Kuchinski states in an article that was in the Asbury Park Press it stated that it was in the proposed budget for Manalapan for shared services of the Police Department.

 

Mayor Reynolds reads the article for those that did not read it.  Since our previous meeting, I have had no further discussion with Manalapan regarding this.

 

Paula Kuchinski polls council if anyone had further discussions with Manalapan regarding shared services.

 

C/Soden, C/Rucker, C/Simon, C/Gallagher, C/Palmieri, and C/D’Agostino respond no.

 

Paula Kuchinski states so there is a possibility that this could still go forward.

Mayor Reynolds responds if it comes out that there will be a substantial savings to the Borough for sharing services, there will be a referendum.

 

Paula Kuchinski asks with the new shopping center going up, where will those tax dollars go.  It’s obviously too late to offset the budget.

 

Mayor Reynolds responds as new property comes in it decreases the tax base.

 

Discussion continues between Paula Kuchinski, Mayor and Council regarding taxes.

 

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

 

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 contractual; 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/Gallagher

 

Seconded By:       C/Soden

 

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 7:55 P.M.

 

There being no further business in Executive Session, a motion to return to open session was offered by C/Simon and seconded by C/Gallagher.  Passed unanimously.

 

The time being 9:05 P.M.

 

Adjournment

 

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

 

The time being 9:07 P.M.

 

       September 14, 2005                                                ________________________

Approved by Governing Body                                          Clerk