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January 11, 2006

 

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:  Volunteer Awards

   Supporter Appreciation Awards

 

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.    Ordinance No. 2006-01   -   First Reading and Introduction

Ordinance Amending and Supplementing Chapter 2.112,

Street and Sidewalks of the Borough Code Book

           

B.     Resolution No. 2006-036

Resolution Accepting the Resignation – Regina Frangipane

 

C.     Resolution No. 2006-037

Appointment of Water/Sewer Clerk/Receptionist – Celia Hecht

 

D.    Resolution No. 2006-038

Authorization of Purchases Over $800

Computer Data Line and Supplies – Police Department

 

 

E.     Resolution No. 2006-039

Authorization of “ERUV” Markers On Utility Poles

 

 9.           Tax Collector’s Report - November 2005

 

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

 

 

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Reynolds at 7:30 P.M.

 

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

                  Absent:      None

 

Also present were Julie Martin, Municipal Clerk, Lynn Tillman, Deputy 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/Palmieri present Volunteer Awards to the Recreation Committee along with Supporter Appreciation Awards for all who support the Recreation Committee and their events.

 

Committee Reports

 

C/Rucker states nothing at this time.

 

C/Palmieri states today I attended a meeting with the Water Dept. regarding the ELON situation.  They are going to prepare some information for us and present it at the next meeting.

 

C/Robilotti states nothing at this time.

 

C/Soden states nothing at this time.

 

C/Carr states I’ve been working with Laurie Finger, Borough Administrator and Julie Martin, Municipal Clerk along with Chuck Casagrande on the insurance and the increase was going to be 19% for employee health insurance.  We changed the policy, not the coverage and we brought that down to 11%.  I would like to thank the girls for working on that.  Chuck came and met with the employees today and to the best of my knowledge everyone was satisfied with what they heard.  On January 17th, Laurie Finger, Cindy Robilotti and myself are going to Trenton State College for a conference on a grant for Municipal Land Use on which they are giving out $300,000.00 in grants to Monmouth, Ocean and Middlesex Counties.  Each grant is worth $40,000.00.  One of the categories for the grants is for downtown planning.  Laurie has spoken with them and it will be a small group and they will walk us through the project. 

There was a raid on Hair Systems yesterday, and C/Simon was quoted in the newspaper.  I’m concerned because having been a victim of that fire the last time, the attorney general has directed us that everything is supposed to go through the prosecutors office and he should be the only one who makes statements so we don’t end up in a lawsuit, so I think we should all keep it “mum”.  I would also like to talk tonight about looking into doing workshop meetings so that we all have the same agreement and the meeting doesn’t end up like last time, leaving some people surprised.

 

C/Simon states the police activity report from 12/20 – 1/8, there were 584 calls and 100 motor vehicle stops.  The year ending balance for the Court was $159,765.73.

 

Correspondence

 

Julie Martin, Municipal Clerk reads into record correspondence received from Regina Frangipane, Englishtown Borough’s current Water/Sewer clerk, resigning from her position effective January 20, 2006.

 

Julie Martin reads into record correspondence received from Michael Ross, Englishtown Borough’s current tax assessor, resigning from his position effective February 1, 2006.

 

Julie Martin states the Budget workshop has been set for Saturday, January 21, 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.

Kevin Bosies asks what Resolution 2006-039 is about?

 

Mayor Reynolds reads aloud Resolution 2006-039.

 

Janet Leonardis, asks about Ordinance No 2006-01.

 

Julie Martin reads aloud Ordinance No. 2006-01.

 

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

 

ORDINANCE NO. 2006-01                                     Public Hearing & Adoption

 

An Ordinance Amending and Supplementing Chapter 2.112,

Street and Sidewalks of the Borough Code Book

 

            BE IT ORDAINED by the Governing Body of the Borough of Englishtown that the following sections be amended and supplemented as follows:

 

CHAPTER 2.112 – SECTION 2.112.31 SNOW AND ICE REMOVAL

 

SECTION 2.112.31.1 – CASTING OF SNOW AND ICE:

 

No owner, tenant or occupant of any premises abutting any street, nor any person working for or on behalf of any owner, tenant, or occupant, shall throw, place or deposit any snow or ice upon the public street in front of their property. The intent of this section is to prohibit all persons from throwing, placing or depositing snow or ice from the private driveway, parking area or on the sidewalk in front of the property upon the Municipal street or sidewalks of the Borough.

 

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

 

Offered by:                 C/Rucker        

 

Seconded by:              C/Palmieri

 

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

                Nays:           None

            Abstain:           None

             Absent:           None

Julie Martin states Public Hearing & Adoption will be at the January 25th Council meeting.

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2006-036

 

Resolution Accepting the Resignation of Regina Frangipane

Water/Sewer Clerk/Receptionist of the Borough of Englishtown

 

            Whereas, Regina Frangipane served as Water/Sewer Clerk/Receptionist in the Borough of Englishtown; and

 

            Whereas,  Regina Frangipane did tender her resignation to the Englishtown Borough Council from that position and from all employment with the Borough of Englishtown on December 23, 2005, her last day being January 20, 2006.

                       

            Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved that:

 

1.      The resignation of Regina Frangipane is accepted, with regret, by the Englishtown Borough Council.

           

2.      That a certified copy of this Resolution be delivered to the Chief Financial

Officer.

 

Offered By:                C/Simon

 

Seconded By:             C/Robilotti

 

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

                  Nays:         None

               Absent:         None

              Abstain:         None

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2006-037

 

Appointment of Water/Sewer Clerk/Receptionist

 

            Whereas, there is a need for a Full Time Water/Sewer Clerk/Receptionist and Borough Receptionist; and

 

            Whereas, it is the wishes of the Governing Body to fill said position; and

 

            Whereas, it is the recommendation of the Administration, Finance & Personnel Committee to hire Celia Hecht of Manalapan, NJ.

 

            Now, Therefore Be It Resolved by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey that Celia Hecht be appointed Water/Sewer Clerk and Borough Receptionist as follows:

1.      Full-Time, Paid Bi-Weekly an annual salary of Twenty-Four Thousand Dollars ($24,000.00) for the year 2006 per the salary ordinance.

 

2.      Shall serve a ninety (90) day probation period.

 

3.      Shall be under the direction of the Borough Administrator, Municipal Clerk and the Public Utilities Chairperson.

 

4.      Full-Time Appointment shall be effective January 12, 2006 through December 31, 2006.

 

            Be It Further Resolved that a certified true copy of this resolution be forwarded to Celia Hecht, the Public Utilities Chairperson and the Borough Chief Financial Officer.

 

Offered By:                C/Simon                                 

           

Seconded By:             C/Robilotti

           

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

                  Nays:         None

               Absent:         None

              Abstain:         None

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2006-038      

 

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 Data Lines and Supplies For Police Department

                        Not To Exceed………………………………………...$6,460.71

 

Purchased From:

Monmouth County Treasurer

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/Simon

 

Seconded By:             C/Robilotti

 

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

                  Nays:         None  

              Abstain:         None

               Absent:         None

           

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2006-039

 

Resolution Authorizing “ERUV” Markers On

Utility Poles Along Certain Municipal Streets And

Roads Within The Borough Of Englishtown

 

            WHEREAS, community group and certain synagogues have applied to Verizon and Jersey Central Power and Light for permission to attach markers to the utility poles for the purpose of establishing a “ERUV” area; and

 

            WHEREAS, this requires approval of the Borough Mayor and Council authorizing the placement of said markers on the utility poles along certain municipal roads.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown that authorization is hereby granted for permission to attach markers on utility poles along certain municipal roads as will be described in the permit application, subject to approval by the utility.

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Clerk be and is hereby authorized to forward a certified copy of this resolution to Verizon, JCP&L and the various community groups and synagogues involved on this project.

 

Offered by:                 C/Soden

 

Seconded by:              C/Simon

 

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

                Nays:           None

            Abstain:           None

             Absent:           None

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2006-040

 

Resolution Accepting the Resignation of Michael Ross

Tax Assessor of the Borough of Englishtown

 

            Whereas, Michael Ross served as Tax Assessor in the Borough of Englishtown; and

 

            Whereas,  Michael Ross did tender his resignation to the Englishtown Borough Council from that position and from all employment with the Borough of Englishtown effective February 1, 2006.

                       

            Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved that:

 

3.      The resignation of Michael Ross is accepted, with regret, by the Englishtown Borough Council.

           

4.      That a certified copy of this Resolution be delivered to the Chief Financial

Officer.

 

Offered By:                C/Simon

 

Seconded By:             C/Palmieri

 

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

                  Nays:         None

               Absent:         None

              Abstain:         None

 

Tax Collector’s Report – November 2005

 

Month of November 2005

 

                                    Current Taxes 2005                 419,021.42

                                    Prepaid Taxes 2006                     2,454.06

                                    Interest & Cost on Taxes            1,375.63

                                    Third Party Lien                        41,459.39

 

                                    Total Cash Receipt                  464,310.50

 

 

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.

Kevin Bosies states at the last zoning hearing someone came in with a proposed development of the property next door.  They proposed deeding part of the property, the flood plain to the town and creating a detention basin, which the town would be responsible for maintaining. 

 

C/Soden responds when you have a final inspection on the property, one of the stipulations is that the town will maintain the retention pond.  We currently have at least three that I know of that we maintain.  This is not something new.

 

Kevin Bosies asks do you know how many landlord registrations you’ve received so far?

 

Julie Martin responds, I don’t know the exact amount.  I will have an answer for you at the next meeting.

 

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.

 

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 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/Simon

 

Seconded By:       C/Robilotti

 

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

                Nays:  None

             Absent:  None

            Abstain:  None

 

The time being 7:54 P.M.

 

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

 

The time being 8:07 P.M.

 

 

Adjournment

 

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

 

The time being 8:12 P.M.

 

 

 

___March 8, 2006__________                                          ________________________

Approved by Governing Body                                          Clerk