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October 12, 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.         Committee Reports

 

5.         Correspondence

 

6.         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.

 

7.         Discussion Item:

Capital Ordinance For Computer Equipment & Software

 

            8.         Old Business:               

 

A.     Resolution No. 2005-142 (Tabled from 9/28/05 Meeting)

Resolution Authorizing Assignment Ė Block 2, Lot 23.05

                              

B.  Resolution No. 2005-143 (Tabled from 9/28/05 Meeting)

      Resolution Authorizing Assignment Ė Block 2, Lot 23.06    

 

            9.         New Business:

 

                        C.   Ordinance No. 2005-12 Ė First Reading and Introduction

Amending and Supplementing The Ordinance Establishing The Salaries of Certain Officers and Employees of The Borough Of Englishtown For The Year 2005

  

D.   Resolution No. 2005-153

Granting Approval for Raffle Application

Knights of Columbus Ė RA: 2005-02

 

E.       Resolution No. 2005-154

Tax Sale Redemption Ė Block 3.01, Lot 10.03

 

F.      Resolution No. 2005-155

Purchases Over $800 Ė Police Department Breathalyzer

 

G.       Resolution No. 2005-156

Payment of Borough Bills

 

                        H.  Resolution No. 2005-157

                              Purchases Over $800 Ė DPW Uniforms

 

                        I.   Resolution No. 2005-158

                              Purchases Over $800 Ė PD Lighting Package/Police Vehicle

 

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

 

Mayor Reynolds called the meeting to order at 7:30 P.M.

 

Roll Call:  Present:        C/Soden, C/Rucker, C/Palmieri, C/Carr

                  Absent:       C/Gallagher, C/Simon

 

Also present were Julie Martin, Municipal Clerk and Lynn Tillman, Deputy Municipal 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.

 

John Bennett, Borough Attorney arrives at 7:35 P.M.

 

Committee Reports

 

C/Rucker states nothing at this time.

 

C/Palmieri states on Saturday, October 1st we had our Autumn in Englishtown Family Festival, which was a tremendous success.  Special thanks to Christine Robbins, Liz Canario, Anne Marie Lutz, Leona Sperling, Cindy Robilotti, Chanin Robilotti, Pat Kirkland and myself for making this all happen.  Also thank you to Julie Martin for coming out to help that day, Harry Soden for all his input along the way, Chief Niziolek and all the police officers that helped us that day and the Englishtown Fire Dept and First Aid Squad for their help and participation.  Our next event will be the Halloween party, which will be held on October 30th at the Englishtown Fire House from 6 Ė 8 p.m.

 

C/Soden states I just wanted to mention that Gina Frangipane, Water/Sewer Clerk has done a fantastic job for this town and everything is collected up to date.

 

C/Carr states in C/Simonís absence, I have two police activity reports.  Total activity for the September 28th report there were 384 calls, 126 motor vehicle stops, and 209 routine service calls.  Total activity for the October 12th report there were 473 calls, 136 motor vehicle stops and 290 routine service calls.  We did meet with the police last night and started negotiations on their contracts.  I think it was a good start.  We will review it with council and get back to them the Tuesday after the next meeting.  A part of the police report was last Wednesday morning at 4:15 a.m., Hair Systems caught fire again and I actually had a physical sickness as a toxic reaction to the fire because all of Englishtown was covered in smoke.  Hair Systems will be coming before the planning board because they are looking to expand into Pop Pop Duganís, 1st and 2nd floor and 30,000 square feet off the back into Manalapan, and I am asking Council that we have a discussion tonight regarding this and not allowing them to do that until they get the operation they have now under control.  There have been 17 fires there in the last two years.  The Health Dept has told them that they need climate control in the area that caught on fire because there are oxidizers there that explode when they get too much moisture in them and they still have not done what the Health Dept has asked them to do.  Our firemen have been exposed to toxic fumes 17 times in the last two years and we donít know what the long-term affects are.  Also, I have been reading the newspaper about Miracles Law in Manalapan, which is where they have determined radiuses around schools, etc for pedophiles.  I think we should consider writing our own ordinance regarding this.  Last I wanted to know if there has been any discussion with Manalapan since we voted on the resolution?

 

Mayor Reynolds responds no.

 

Correspondence

 

Julie Martin, Municipal Clerk states as C/Carr stated Councilman Simon is out this evening and also C/Gallagher sends her apologies that she wasnít able to make tonightís meeting also.  On October 5th we received correspondence from the State of New Jersey Department of Transportation from the commissioner on behalf of the acting governor Richard Cody, that our community has been selected to receive funding from the N.J. Dept. of Transportation fiscal year 2006 municipal aid program for Hamilton Street and Irving Place in the amount of $150,000.00 for curbs and sidewalks.  Also correspondence was received on October 11th from a Weamaconk Drive residence addressed to Mayor Reynolds regarding TV Choices in N.J.  He is writing to request that we contact our State Representative in Trenton and ask them for their support in updating N.J. cable television laws.  With Mayor and Councilís permission I would like to pass this on to C/Simon because I know last year he contacted other cable providers and they would not service Englishtown.  There was another correspondence received from Michael Ross, Borough Tax Assessor regarding the revaluation audit, that the first step is to update our tax maps and submit them to the local property branch in the State of N.J.  This process could take several months to complete so he strongly urges the governing body to authorize Tom Herits, Borough Engineer to begin this portion of the revaluation process as soon as possible.  I did speak with Tom Herits today and he said our tax maps were last revised in August 2004.  Tom Herits said at this stage we just send the tax maps to the State and they will make amendments as they feel necessary and they will send them back and we will make necessary changes.  Another correspondence was received from several residents on Heritage Drive that they are planning a local neighborhood Halloween Party on Sat. October 29th from 1 Ė 4 p.m. and they would like permission to close Heritage Drive by the cul-de-sac.  The balance of the street would remain open.  They have spoken to the Chief and he sees no problem.  The Chief requested that it be brought before Mayor and Council for your permission.

 

Consensus of Council is yes.

 

Julie Martin states another correspondence received today from Jayne Carr regarding a recent 911 call and commending the Englishtown Police Department and our entire emergency services for being very professional and responsive.  Lastly in Councilís packets you have received from the finance department, a finance expenditure appropriation report.  This is something that will be coming from the finance department on a monthly basis so you can know the financial status of the Borough.

 

Public Portion Ė Agenda Items

 

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

 

Paula Kuchinski asks could you elaborate on the computer and software equipment.

 

Mayor Reynolds states this is to purchase a new software package for the municipality to handle taxes, water/sewer etc. from Edmunds.  If we decide to go ahead $10,000.00 would be appropriated from the General Capital Fund and $11,250.00 from the Water Fund and $11,250.00 from the Sewer Fund.

 

John Bennett responds this is basically to purchase from Edmunds and Assoc. a financial system that is utilized by most municipalities.  We now utilize software, which is used by a few municipalities that are serviced by the CFO that we have.  That system does not belong to us.  If we purchase this from Edmunds we would own the system.  We donít own the system we have now. 

 

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

 

Discussion Ė Capital Ordinance for Computer Equipment and Software.

 

Mayor Reynolds states our Business Administrator presented us with some documentation regarding new computer equipment and software.  We will be introducing the Ordinance this evening.

 

Mayor Reynolds asks Julie Martin to ask Laurie Finger, Borough B.A. what the maintenance cost would be for this system.

 

Old Business

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2005-142

 

Resolution Authorizing Assignment

 

Whereas, N.J.S.A. 54:5-113 authorizes assignment by a municipality of tax sale certificates for the full amount of the certificate, including all subsequent municipal taxes and other municipal charges; and

 

Whereas, Culmac Investors have presented an offer to purchase, by assignment, Certificate of Sale # 5-91 which was issued to be Borough of Englishtown at a tax sale held in November 1991 on Block 2, Lot 23.05 LaSatta Avenue, Englishtown, NJ, and assessed to John Monetti Builders in the full amount of the certificate, including all subsequent municipal taxes and other municipal charges as determined by the Borough Tax Collector.

 

            Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved, that the Borough of Englishtown hereby authorizes the Mayor and Municipal Clerk to execute the necessary assignment document to effect assignment of the above-referenced Certificate of Sale.

 

            Be It Further Resolved, that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Tax Collector, The Borough Chief Financial Officer and the Borough Administrator.

 

 

Offered By:                  C/Soden

 

Seconded By:               C/Rucker

 

Roll Call: Ayes:             C/Soden, C/Rucker, C/Palmieri, C/Carr

                 Nays:          None

             Abstain:           None

              Absent:           C/Gallagher, C/Simon

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2005-143

 

Resolution Authorizing Assignment

 

Whereas, N.J.S.A. 54:5-113 authorizes assignment by a municipality of tax sale certificates for the full amount of the certificate, including all subsequent municipal taxes and other municipal charges; and

 

Whereas, Culmac Investors have presented an offer to purchase, by assignment, Certificate of Sale # 6-91 which was issued to be Borough of Englishtown at a tax sale held in November 1991 on Block 2, Lot 23.06 LaSatta Avenue, Englishtown, NJ, and assessed to John Monetti Builders in the full amount of the certificate, including all subsequent municipal taxes and other municipal charges as determined by the Borough Tax Collector.

 

            Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved, that the Borough of Englishtown hereby authorizes the Mayor and Municipal Clerk to execute the necessary assignment document to effect assignment of the above-referenced Certificate of Sale.

 

            Be It Further Resolved, that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Tax Collector, The Borough Chief Financial Officer and the Borough Administrator.

 

Offered By:          C/Soden

 

Seconded By:      C/Carr

 

Roll Call:   Ayes:  C/Soden, C/Rucker, C/Palmieri, C/Carr         

                 Nays:  None           

             Abstain:  None           

              Absent:  C/Gallagher, C/Simon          

 

New Business

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN                          First Reading & Introduction

ORDINANCE NO. 2005-12                                    

 

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING

THE ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING THE SALARIES OF

CERTAIN OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES OF

THE BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN FOR THE YEAR 2005.

 

            WHEREAS, the Mayor and Borough Council of the Borough of Englishtown wish to amend and supplement the Ordinance establishing the salaries of certain officers and employees of the Borough of Englishtown for the year 2005 as provided herein.

 

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

 

            1.         That the Ordinance establishing the salaries of the officers and employees of the Borough of Englishtown for the year 2005 is hereby amended and supplemented in order to establish the following positions and salaries and the Borough Chief Financial Officer is hereby authorized to transfer such sums of money from such payroll from the time as directed by the salary resolution of the Governing Body:

                                                                                                                                               Salary                                                                              Position                                                            Minimum   Maximum

                                Assistant Housing Inspector                              $4,000.00    $6,500.00           

 

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

 

            3.         That, in the event that, any portion of this Ordinance is found to be invalid for any reason by any court of competent jurisdiction, such judgment shall be limited in its effect only to that portion of the Ordinance actually adjudged to be invalid, and the remaining portions of this Ordinance shall be deemed severable therefrom and shall not be affected.

 

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

 

Offered By:           C/Rucker

 

Seconded By:        C/Palmieri

 

Roll Call: Ayes:     C/Soden, C/Rucker, C/Palmieri, C/Carr

                Nays:    None

            Abstain:    None

             Absent:    C/Gallagher, C/Simon

 

Julie Martin states Public Hearing and Adoption for Ordinance No. 2005-12 will be held at the October 26, 2005 Council Meeting.

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN                          First Reading & Introduction

ORDINANCE NO. 2005-13                                    

 

AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $10,000.00

OUT OF THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND

BALANCE FOR IMPROVEMENTS AND CAPITAL

PURCHASES IN THE BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN,

COUNTY OF MONMOUTH, STATE OF NEW JERSEY

 

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

 

            SECTION 1

There is hereby approved the expenditure of a sum not to exceed Ten Thousand ($10,000.00) for various capital improvements and purchases in the Borough of Englishtown as follows:

 

                        Purchase Computer Equipment & Software             $10,000.00

 

            SECTION 2

For the payment of the above noted purchase, it is hereby appropriated out to the General Capital Improvement Fund, the sum of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00).

 

SECTION 3

The proposed expenditure is hereby authorized and the purpose for which the above appropriation is made is that which the municipality is authorized to make out of said General Capital Improvement Fund.

 

SECTION 4

This Ordinance shall take effect upon its passage and publication according to law.

 

Offered By:           C/Rucker

 

Seconded By:        C/Carr

 

Roll Call: Ayes:       C/Soden, C/Rucker, C/Carr  

                 Nays:    C/Palmieri   

             Abstain:     None

              Absent:    C/Gallagher, C/Simon

 

Julie Martin states Public Hearing and Adoption for Ordinance No. 2005-13 will be held at the October 26, 2005 Council meeting.

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2005-153

 

Resolution of the Mayor and Governing Body

Granting Approval for Raffle Application No. RA2005-02

 

            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 19, 2005; 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 Councilís 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. RA2005-02 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 RA2005-02 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. RA2005-02 has been forwarded to the Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission with no objections received, Raffle License No. RA2005-02 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/Soden

 

Seconded By:               C/Carr

 

Roll Call:  Ayes:            C/Soden, C/Rucker, C/Palmieri, C/Carr

                  Nays:         None

              Abstain:          None

               Absent:          C/Gallagher, C/Simon

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2005-154

 

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 Culmac Investors, Inc., P.O. Box 251, Monmouth Beach, NJ 07750;

 

Tax Sale Certificate Number 8-01 on Block 3-01, Lot 10.03

 

Whereas, the above mentioned certificate has been paid and satisfied and Culmac Investors, Inc., P.O. Box 251, Monmouth Beach, NJ 07750 is entitled to redemption amounts of $16,206.40;

 

            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 amounts of $16,206.40 to Culmac Investors, Inc. P.O. Box 251, Monmouth Beach, NJ  07750.

 

            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/Rucker                        

 

Seconded by:            C/Palmieri

 

Roll Call:  Ayes:         C/Soden, C/Rucker, C/Palmieri, C/Carr              

                  Nays:      None                    

              Abstain:       None

               Absent:       C/Gallagher, C/Simon

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2005-155

 

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:

 

Breathalyzer for Police Department            $12,148.00

 

Purchased From:

                                                Draeger Safety Diagnostics, Inc.

Irving, TX  75063

 

            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/Carr

 

Seconded By:               C/Soden

 

Roll Call:  Ayes:            C/Soden, C/Rucker, C/Palmieri, C/Carr

                  Nays:         None

              Abstain:          None

               Absent:          C/Gallagher, C/Simon

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2005-156

 

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 $89,544.57 be and

                   the same are hereby authorized to be paid on October 12, 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/Rucker

 

Roll Call:   Ayes:           C/Soden, C/Rucker, C/Palmieri, C/Carr

                   Nays:         None

               Absent:          C/Gallagher, C/Simon

               Abstain:         None

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2005-157

 

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:

                       

                                    Public Works Department Uniforms                  $1,090.00

 

Purchased From:

Johns, Inc.

Somerset, 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/Palmieri

 

Roll Call:  Ayes:            C/Soden, C/Rucker, C/Palmieri, C/Carr

                  Nays:         None

               Absent:          C/Gallagher, C/Simon

              Abstain:          None

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2005-158

 

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:

                       

                                    Lighting Package for New PD Vehicle  $7,300.00

 

Purchased From:

Sea Breeze Installations

Monroe, 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/Carr

 

Seconded By:               C/Rucker

 

Roll Call:  Ayes:            C/Soden, C/Rucker, C/Palmieri, C/Carr

                  Nays:         None

              Abstain:          None

               Absent:          C/Gallagher, C/Simon

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2005-159

 

Resolution Amending the 2005 Capital Budget

 

            WHEREAS, the Borough Council of the Borough of Englishtown desires to Amend the 2005 Capital Budget of said municipality by inserting or correcting therein as shown in such budget for following reason:

 

Purchase of Computer Equipment

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Borough Council of the Borough of Englishtown as follows:

 

SECTION 1.   The 2005 Capital Budget of the Borough of Englishtown is hereby amended by changing and adding thereto a schedule to read as follows:

 

Amendment No. 1

2005 Capital Budget of the

Borough of Englishtown

County of Monmouth, New Jersey

Method of Financing

 

Project                      Estimated           Capital               Grants in Aid              General

No.                           Total Cost          Imp Fund           and Other Funds          Bond   

01 Computer

Equipment               $10,000.00         $10,000.00                 $0.00                     $0.00

 

 

            SECTION 2.   The Clerk is authorized and directed to file a certified copy of this resolution with the Borough Chief Financial Officer, Borough Auditor and two (2) certified copies to the Director, Division of Local Government Services, Department of Community Affairs, State of New Jersey, within three days after the adoption of these projects for the 2005 Amended Capital Budget, to be included in the 2005

Permanent Capital Budget as adopted.

 

Offered by:            C/Soden

 

Seconded by:         C/Rucker

 

Roll Call: Ayes:      C/Soden, C/Rucker, C/Carr             

                 Nays:    C/Palmieri               

             Abstain:     None                    

              Absent:     C/Gallagher, C/Simon                  

 

Public Portion

 

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

 

Kevin Bosies, Main Street asks were their any actions taken after the executive session at the September 24th Council meeting?

 

Julie Martin states there were a few resolutions, however I donít have the minutes from that meeting here.

 

Kevin Bosies states I will stop by tomorrow to see them.  Also with the assignment of these old tax sale certificates do we have any way of keeping track of what other ones there are to see if we could turn those into tax dollars?

 

C/Soden there arenít any that we are aware of and it is kept up to date. 

 

C/Carr asks is Pete Cooke allowed to come up to the microphone because there was something we didnít discuss from his question from last week when he was a civilian regarding Gary Michaels.

 

C/Soden responds to Mr. Cooke, we all have the letter regarding that issue, if you want to make a statement thatís fine with me however it seems itís a question on whether or not council wants to go ahead and do it.

 

John Bennett, Borough Attorney stated that officers on duty were not able to address Mayor and Council.

 

Paula Kuchinski asks if any more information came out about these special services for our police department?

C/Carr responds, I did call the insurance company and they would be covered under our insurance policy, as any special duty officer is from any town.  The insurance company said although there is always a liability, there is no special liability; and they cannot make the decision for the council but in asking his opinion he had said he had no heartache with it and to go ahead. 

 

C/Carr reads aloud letter regarding Englishtown Police Department and special services for Gary Michaelís of Manalapan.  C/Carr states having all the answers to all the questions raised I would like to ask now how we could move forward with that.

 

C/Soden states all my questions about this subject have been answered and I have no problem with them doing the job.

 

C/Carr states and I also feel the same.  Now we need a consensus from council so they can move forward on that and not miss out on that opportunity.

 

Consensus Ė all ayes to go forward.

 

Mayor Reynolds states, I just have one issue regarding the car.  They wanted a vehicle to serve as a deterrent?

John Bennett states in fairness it says that right now a vehicle is not required and if in time there is a determination from Chief Niziolek that a vehicle is available to be utilized for these purposes then it would be able to be utilized, but right now they are not even asking for a vehicle. 

 

C/Soden states when the resolution is drawn up, put into it that it is at the discretion of the Chief that if he feels that he has enough cars to handle the town that the car can go out to Gary Michaelís. 

 

C/Carr requests that this resolution be made up and voted on now because the police department might miss this opportunity.

 

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

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2005-160

Resolution Authorizing Special Assignment For

 Englishtown Police Officers to Gary Michaelís Project

On Route 9 in Manalapan

 

            WHEREAS, there has been a request by PBA Local 166, of the Borough of Englishtown, for specific outside employment which would be paid outside the amount that is set in Article 32 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the Borough of Englishtown and PBA Local 166; and,

            WHEREAS, it is the understanding of the Borough Council that set lower amount was requested by the PBA; and,

            NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown, that at such time a request is made for a special duty assignment at the Gary Michaelís project located on Route 9 in Manalapan Township and for said assignment, off duty police officers are permitted to work at the rate of pay of $25.00 per hour for the officers and the Borough of Englishtown would receive the amount of $5.00 per hour per assigned off duty officer for said special duty assignment; and,

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that at such time and circumstances permit, the Chief of Police may determine it acceptable for a police vehicle to be assigned outside of the Borough of Englishtown for such special duty assignment.

Offered By:             C/Carr

 

Seconded By:          C/Soden

 

Roll Call: Ayes:        C/Soden, C/Rucker, C/Palmieri, C/Carr

                Nays:       None

             Absent:       C/Gallagher, C/Simon

             Abstain:      None

 

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, pending litigation and negotiations; 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/Carr

 

Roll Call:   Ayes:           C/Soden, C/Rucker, C/Palmieri, C/Carr

                   Nays:        None

                Absent:         C/Gallagher, C/Simon

               Abstain:         None

 

The time being 8:19 P.M.

 

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

 

The time being 8:48 P.M.

 

Adjournment

 

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

 

The time being 8:50 P.M.

 

 

November 21, 2005                                                         ________________________

Approved by Governing Body                                          Clerk