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December 19, 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.         Mayor Awards:           Employee Length of Service Awards/

Employee Recognition

 

5.         Proclamation, National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month

 

6.                  Approval of Minutes – October 26, 2005

 

7.         Committee Reports

 

8.         Correspondence

 

9.         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.

 

            10.       New Business:

 

                        A.       Resolution No. 2005-184 

                              Authorizing Cancellation of Unexpended Balance

 

B.         Resolution No. 2005-185

Authorizing Purchases Over $800 - Printer W/S Dept.

 

C.          Resolution No. 2005-186

Resolution Adopting Changes to Deferred Compensation Plan Valic

 

D.         Resolution No. 2005-187

Authorizing Purchases Over $800 – Video/DVD System P.D.

 

E.          Resolution No. 2005-188

Authorization Purchases Over $800 – Software Support Purchase P.D.

 

F.    Resolution No. 2005-189

       Accepting Resignation of H. Shah as Chief Financial Officer

 

G.    Resolution No. 2005-190

Appointment of Chief Financial Officer – L. Finger

 

H.    Resolution No. 2005-191           

        Payment of the Borough Bills

 

I.      Resolution No. 2005-192          

        Authorizing Employee Vacation Carry-Over to 2006

 

J.       Resolution No. 2005-193

Authorizing Purchases Over $800 – Salt/Calcium Mix, DPW

 

K.        Resolution No. 2005-194

Authorizing Purchases Over $800 – Dell Inc., Housing Dept.

 

                        L.    Resolution No. 2005-195

       Authorizing Purchases Over $800 – Computer Technical Services

 

M.   Resolution No. 2005-196

       Authorizing Appropriation Transfer

 

            11.       Tax Collector’s Report - Month of October, 2005

 

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

 

14.       Adjournment

 

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

 

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

                Absent:      None

 

Also present were Julie Martin, Municipal Clerk, Laurie Finger, Borough Administrator 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 Awards

 

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

 

                        Kurt Knapp                 Public Works               5 years of service

                        Wayne Krawiec          Public Works               5 years of service

 

Proclamation

 

Mayor Reynolds reads into record a Proclamation designating December 2005 as National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month, which encourages all Americans to help keep our Nation’s roadways safe by making responsible decisions and taking appropriate measures to prevent drunk and drugged driving.

 

Approval of Minutes – October 26, 2005

 

There being no corrections, deletions, or additions, a motion to approve the Minutes of October 26, 2005 was offered by C/Gallagher and seconded by C/Simon.  Passed on the following roll call:

 

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

                      Nayes:   None

                     Absent:   None

                    Abstain:   None

 

Committee Reports

 

C/Rucker states the leaf pickup program has been completed as of the first week of December.  The holiday lights along Main Street and on the Municipal building are in place and are all working.  The D.P.W. has been busy getting ready for whatever Mother Nature throws at us.  On their behalf as well as from my family to yours I would like to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday.

 

C/Palmieri states I would like to wish everyone a happy holiday.  I would like to thank everyone for their support of the Recreation Committee.  The last event held was our holiday hayride, which was held Saturday, December 17th from 6-8 p.m.  Approximately 200 people attended and everyone had a great time.

 

C/Gallagher states before I came tonight I got a call from a resident who was concerned about a resident who was displaced because of a fire in the home of which he was renting an apartment.  His name is Barry and he is a Vietnam veteran.  They wanted to know if anyone would be interested in helping with taking up a collection for him.  I talked to Pete Cooke about it tonight and he said that Barry is living in a hotel that the Red Cross is helping him out with however that is only for a couple days.  If anyone is interested in pursuing this please see Pete Cooke, he has more information.

 

Mayor Reynolds asks do we have a public assistance fund?

 

Julie Martin, Municipal Clerk states I spoke with the attorney and he said the Borough can accept donations providing checks are made payable to the relevant party and not cash.

 

C/Soden states nothing at this time.

 

C/Carr states just two weeks ago, the fire on Main Street was Jane McDonald, who is 80 years old, living there by herself.  She just escaped that fire and the whole interior of the home is destroyed.  She is now staying with her sister.  We set up the same situation for her, if anyone wanted to make a donation.  

 

C/Simon states the police activity report from 11/19 – 12/18 there were 772 calls and 222 motor vehicle stops.  The Court grossed $159,344.73 for the year.

 

Correspondence

 

Julie Martin states November 28th we received correspondence from James Wasser the superintendent of Freehold Regional High School District, regarding a revision to the student attendance area for the 2006-2007 school year. 

 

Julie Martin reads correspondence into record.

 

Julie Martin continues, we received correspondence from the Jewish Learning Center on Pinebrook Road in Manalapan requesting approval for ERUV markings.

 

Laurie Finger, Borough Administrator explains to Mayor and Council.

 

Julie Martin states if I have consensus from Council, I would like to place this on the first regular meeting in January, which will be January 11th, and if there are any questions from Mayor and Council, a member from the Jewish Learning Center said they could be available to come to that meeting.

 

Mayor Reynolds receives council’s approval.

 

Julie Martin states I received a memo from Laurie Finger, Borough Administrator, regarding a call she received on December 13th from the Director of External Affairs, Verizon, Monmouth County, informing her that Englishtown is going to be upgraded to fiber optics in 2006 and that this will be announced in the newspaper during the week of December 19th.   A meeting has been scheduled with the Borough Engineer, Police Chief, Laurie Finger and Verizon representatives to assure a smooth transition.

 

Julie Martin states the reorganization meeting has been set for Tuesday, January 3rd, 2006 at 7:30 P.M. and the 2006 Budget Workshop is going to be on Saturday, January 21st, 2006 at 8:30 A.M.

 

Public Portion – Agenda Items

 

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

 

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

 

New Business

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2005-184

 

Resolution Authorizing Cancellation of Unexpended Balance

 

            WHEREAS, the following 2005 Water Operating Fund Budget appropriation balance remain unexpended:

 

                            Water Capital Outlay

                                    Other Expenses                       $51,957.00

 

            WHEREAS, it is necessary to formally cancel said balance so that the unexpended balance may be credited to Surplus;

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Council of the Borough Of Englishtown, that the above listed unexpended balance of the Water Operating Fund be canceled.

 

Offered by:           C/Simon

 

Seconded by:        C/Palmieri

 

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

                Nays:     None

Abstain:     None

 Absent:     None

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2005-185

 

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:

 

HP LaserJet 4250dtn Printer, Water/Sewer Department

Not to Exceed………………….……………………….$1,707.00

 

Purchased From:

Hewlett-Packard Company

 

            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/Gallagher

 

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

                Nays:     None

Abstain:     None

 Absent:     None

 

Borough Of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2005-186

 

RESOLUTION FOR ADOPTING CHANGES TO AN

EXISTING DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLAN

PURSUANT TO THE JOB CREATION AND WORKER

ASSISTANCE ACT OF 2002, INTERNAL REVENUE CODE

SECTION 457 REGULATIONS (INCLUDING CERTAIN PROPOSED REVISIONS),

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE REVENUE

PROCEDURE 2004-56, AND INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE

REVENUE PROCEDURE 2004-12

 

WHERE, the BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN (hereinafter referred to as the “Employer”) by resolution adopted a Deferred Compensation Plan (hereinafter referred to as the “Plan”) effective December 19, 2005, for the purpose of making available to eligible employees the accrual of tax benefits under a Section 457 Deferred Compensation Plan; and

 

WHEREAS, the Employer by resolution retained The Variable Annuity Life Insurance Company (“VALIC”) as the contractor under the Deferred Compensation Plan and executed a Service Agreement with said contractor; and

 

WHEREAS, the Job Creation and Worker Assistance Act of 2002 amended Section 457 of the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”); and

 

WHEREAS, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) issued final Code Section 457 regulations on July 211, 2003 and proposed Code Section 415 regulations issued May 31, 2005 that modified the Code Section 457 regulations; and

 

WHEREAS, the IRS has issued model amendments (Revenue Procedure 2004-56) and guidance regarding rollover contributions to eligible retirement plans (Revenue Procedure 2004-12) that apply to Section 457 Plans; and

 

WHEREAS, the Employer desires its Plan to conform with the changes win the Code, regulations, and interpretative guidance; and

 

WHEREAS, the Employer desires to adopt an amended and restated Plan that conforms with the changes in the Code, regulations, and interpretative guidance; and

 

WHEREAS, such amended and restated Plan shall supersede the previously adopted Plan;

  

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Employer does hereby adopt the amended and restated Plan prepared by VALIC and assigned Plan Document identifier 55-PD-VALIC-110305 by the Director of the Division of Local Governmental Services.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a certified copy of this resolution shall be forwarded to the Director of the Division of Local Government Services.

 

Offered by:           C/Simon

 

Seconded by:        C/Gallagher

 

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

                Nays:     None

Abstain:     None

 Absent:     None

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2005-187

 

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:

 

Video/DVD System for Police Department

Not To Exceed……………………………..$2,700.00

 

Purchased From:

Net Eyes Security

Somerville, 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/Simon   

 

Seconded By:       C/Carr

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

                Nays:     None

Abstain:     None

 Absent:     None

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2005-188

 

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:

 

Software Support Purchase for Records

Management System in Police Department

Not To Exceed…………………………..…$1,725.00

 

Purchased From:

Information Management Corporation

North Grafton, MA

 

            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/Carr      

 

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

                Nays:     None

Abstain:     None

 Absent:     None

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2005-189

 

RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

ACCEPTING THE RESIGNATION OF HIMANSHU SHAH

AS THE CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

 

            WHEREAS, prior to September 1, 2005, Himanshu Shah served as the Chief Financial Officer of the Borough of Englishtown; and

 

            WHEREAS, Himanshu Shah has tendered his resignation to the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown from the position of Chief Financial Officer of the Borough, effective September 1, 2005.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown that the resignation of Himanshu Shah from the position of Chief Financial Officer of the Borough of Englishtown is hereby accepted by the Borough.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a certified copy of this resolution be forwarded to the following:  Borough Clerk, Borough Auditor, Borough Attorney, and Himanshu Shah.

 

Offered by:          C/Gallagher

 

Seconded by:       C/Simon

 

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

                Nays:     None

Abstain:     None

 Absent:     None

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2005-190

 

RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

APPOINTING A CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

 

            WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown have determined that there is a necessity for appointing a Chief Financial Officer to be employed by the Borough of Englishtown; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council have advertised and posted said position and interviewed candidates for same; and

 

            WHEREAS, Laurie B. Finger has applied for such position and is currently a Certified Municipal Finance Officer, a Certified Tax Collector and a Registered Municipal Clerk; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council have interviewed several candidates for this position and find that Laurie B. Finger is a qualified individual for the position.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown that Laurie B. Finger be hired for the position of Chief Financial Officer, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:9-140.10, for the Borough of Englishtown, commencing on September 1, 2005, and expiring on December 31, 2008 at an annual salary of $20,000.

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor and Borough Clerk be authorized to execute a Contract for Employment after legal review.

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution shall supersede the prior appointment of Laurie B. Finger as Deputy Chief Financial Officer.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a certified copy of this resolution be forwarded to the following:  Borough Clerk, Borough Auditor, Borough Attorney, and Laurie B. Finger.

 

Offered by:         C/Simon

 

Seconded by:      C/Gallagher

 

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

                Nays:     None

Abstain:     None

 Absent:     None

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2005-191

 

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 $534,440.14 be and

                   the same are hereby authorized to be paid on December 19, 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/Simon

 

Seconded by:        C/Rucker

 

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

                Nays:     None

Abstain:     None

 Absent:     None

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2005-192

 

Authorizing Borough Employees to Carry Over

Remaining Vacation Time To The Year 2006

 

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

 

            Whereas,  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:

           

                        Robert Ebbe                            3 Vacation Days Remaining

Laurie Finger                           1 Vacation Day Remaining

Richard Guffanti                    6 Vacation Days Remaining

Janet Halasz                            8 Vacation Days Remaining

Julie Martin                             4 Vacation Days Remaining

Rhoda Overgard                     3 Vacation Days Remaining

Patricia Wojnas                       3 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 2006 provided this time is used by June 30, 2006.

 

            Be It Further Resolved a certified true copy of this Resolution be forwarded to Robert Ebbe, Laurie Finger, Richard Guffanti, Janet Halasz, Julie Martin, Rhoda Overgard and Patricia Wojnas, and the Borough Auditor.

 

Offered By:          C/Simon

 

Seconded By:       C/Rucker

                             

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

                Nays:     None

Abstain:     None

 Absent:     None

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2005-193

 

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:

 

 Salt/Calcium Mix       $6,561.00

 

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/Palmieri, C/Carr

                Nays:     None

Abstain:     None

 Absent:     None

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2005-194

 

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:

 

 Computer System, Borough Housing Dept.

                          Not to Exceed……………………………………… $1,168.25

 

Purchased From:                      Dell Computer Systems

Pittsburgh, PA

 

            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/Gallagher

 

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

                Nays:     None

Abstain:     None

 Absent:     None

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2005-195

 

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:

 

            Computer Technical Services Installation/Set-up New Server

                                    Not to Exceed………………..$2,000.00

 

Purchased From:                                 Edward Horsfall

                                                           North Brunswick, 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/Simon   

 

Seconded By:       C/Gallagher

 

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

                Nays:     None

Abstain:     None

 Absent:     None

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2005-196

 

Resolution Authorizing Appropriation Transfer

 

            Whereas, N.J.S.A. 40A: 4-58 provides that during the last 2 months of the fiscal year, to expend for any of the purposes specified in the budget an amount in excess of the respective sums appropriated therefore and there shall be an excess in any appropriation over and above the amount deemed to be necessary to fulfill the purpose of such appropriation.

 

            Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey that the transfers in the amount of $6,200.00 be made in the 2005 budget as attached.

 

Current Fund:

From:

Audit Services                                              $1,650.00

Engineering Services                                     $1,550.00

Building & Grounds (Other Expense)            $1,200.00

 

 

 

To:                                                                                          Reason

Finance Administration S&W            $1,000.00                    Pay CFO & Deputy CFO

Finance Administration O.E.              $2,200.00                    Computer Technician

Social Security S&W                        $1,200.00                    Salaries

 

Water Operating Fund:

From:

Other Expense                                  $1,800.00                    Salaries

 

To:

Salary & Wages                               $1,800.00                    Salaries

 

Offered By:          C/Simon

                                     

Seconded By:       C/Gallagher

 

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

                Nays:     None

Abstain:     None

 Absent:     None

 

Tax Collector’s Report

 

Month of October, 2005

 

                                    Current Taxes 2005                 491,387.41

                                    Prior 2004                                   2,195.07

                                    Prepaid Taxes 2006                        369.89

                                    Tax Title Lien                            32,290.84

                                    Tax Lien Interest                       41,138.60

                                    Interest & Cost on Taxes               319.90

 

                                    Total Cash Receipt                  567,701.71

 

Public Portion

 

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

 

There being no questions or comments, a motion to close the public portion was offered by C/Carr and 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 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/Simon

 

Seconded By:       C/Carr

 

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

                   Nays:  None

                Absent:  None

               Abstain:  None

 

The time being 7:50 P.M.

 

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

 

The time being 8:06 P.M.

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2005-197

 

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:

 

            GFMS Computer License

                                    Not to exceed………………..$3,500.00

 

Purchased From:

 InterSoft Technologies International, LLC

Edison, 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/Simon         

 

Seconded By:             C/Palmieri

 

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

                  Nays:         None

              Abstain:         None

               Absent:         None

 

Mayor Reynolds states before we adjourn I would like to wish Jayne Gallagher and her family well and thank her for serving and being a good and productive member of Council.  I would also like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday.

 

Adjournment

 

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

 

The time being 8:09 P.M.

 

 

 

_____February 8, 2006______                                          ________________________

Approved by Governing Body                                          Clerk