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 March 8, 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.         Approval of Minutes – January 3 and January 11, 2006

 

5.         Committee Reports

 

6.         Correspondence

Maser Consulting – Revaluation/Tax Maps

 

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.         Old Business:

 

A.    Ordinance No. 2006-03, Public Hearing and Adoption

Creating/Amending Borough Code Book, Admin Fees

 

9.         New Business:

 

A.  Resolution No. 2006-059

Authorizing Aerial Spraying by Monmouth County Mosquito Extermination Commission

 

B.     Resolution No. 2006-060

Authorizing Payment of Borough Bills

 

C.   Resolution No. 2006-061

       Appointment of Deputy Court Clerk – Diane Koellner

 

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/Simon, C/Palmieri, C/Carr, C/Robilotti

                  Absent: None       

 

Also present were Julie Martin, Municipal Clerk, Rhoda Overgard, Deputy Municipal Clerk, and Laurie Finger, Borough Administrator.

 

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.

 

Stuart J. Moskovitz, Borough Attorney arrives at 7:32 P.M.

 

There was a moment of silence and salute to the flag.

 

Approval of Minutes – January 3, 2006 & January 11, 2006

 

There being no corrections, deletions or additions, a motion to approve the Minutes of January 3, 2006 & January 11, 2006 was offered by C/Simon and seconded by C/Robilotti.  Passed on the following roll call:

 

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

                      Nays:   None

                     Absent:   None

                    Abstain:   C/Soden

 

Committee Reports

 

C/Rucker states nothing at this time.

C/Palmieri states nothing at this time.

 

C/Robilotti states the Recreation Committee is working on the Easter Egg Hunt as well as the Trash to Treasure.  We were notified that Christine Robbins would be resigning from the Recreation Committee due to family obligations.  She will be missed.

 

C/Soden states nothing at this time.

 

C/Carr states I met with the gentleman from .. (not clear on tape) last Thursday.  He is reviewing some things that we could do along with the grant proposal that I mailed in on Tuesday.  That went in on time and I thank everyone who gave edits and me input on that.  C/Soden and I are meeting with Bob Goldsmith from Morristown on the 10th in Freehold to talk about rehabilitation and redevelopment designations.  I would like tonight at some point an answer whether I should ask Mr. Gottesman to give us a proposal for the grant writing.  I know Mr. Soden and Julie have checked his background and references.

 

C/Simon states the police activity report for the period of 2/19 – 3/5; there were 351 calls and 133 motor vehicle stops.  The Court to date has brought in $34,571.20.

 

Correspondence

 

Julie Martin, Municipal Clerk states I received correspondence from Maser Consulting, which I gave copies to Mayor and Council, regarding the tax maps of the Borough of Englishtown.  The first process of the revaluation was to get the tax maps to Trenton for their overview.  Our engineer has heard back from Trenton and it seems the tax maps need some updating/alteration and our Engineer has put a fee on it not to exceed $5000.00.

 

C/Carr states what could he charge us when he just did them last year?  When he did them last year they hadn’t been done prior for a long time.

 

Julie Martin states I will check on that. 

 

Public Portion - Agenda Items

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Old Business

 

ORDINANCE NO. 2006-03                                     Public Hearing & Adoption

 

An Ordinance Of The Borough Of Englishtown Creating

Chapter 2.50 of the Borough Code Book

Establishing “Schedule of Fees” and

Amending Other Sections Specifically Regarding Fee

 

            Be It Ordained by the Governing Body of the Borough of Englishtown that the following sections be established, amended and supplemented as follows:

 

Chapter 2.50, Schedule of Fees

Section 2.50.01 – Administration Fees

           

Copy Fees:                              Pages   1-10     $.75/page

Pages 11-20     $.50/page

Pages 21+        $.25/page

 

Audio Tapes of Meetings:                              $30.00

 

Postage Fees                                                   Actual cost of postage

 

Zoning Map                                                    $ 7.00

Returned Check Fee                                       $20.00

 

Certified Copy of Vital Statistics Record      $ 8.00 each

 

Liability & Assessment Search                       $10.00

 

Liability & Assessment Continuation Search $ 2.00

 

Duplicate Tax Bill                               $5.00 first copy, $25.00 each additional   copy of same bill in same fiscal year

Duplicate Tax Sale Certificate            $100.00

 

 

Chapter 2.51 Alcoholic Beverages

Section 2.51.03, Item D – License Fees

 

D. License fees. [Amended 3-14-85 by Ord. No. 85-3; 12-16-2 by Ord 02-15]

The annual fees for licenses for the sale or distribution of alcoholic beverages in

the Borough shall be as follows:

                       Class of License                                 Annual License Fee         

                       Plenary retail consumption                  $1,652.55

                       Plenary retail distribution                    $1,652.55

                       Club                                                       $150.00

 

Chapter 2.78 Food Establishments, Licensing

Section 2.78.02, License required; fee; expiration

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B. The annual license fee to be paid for conducting a retail food establishment

shall be the sum of sixty-five ($65.00) dollars.

 

This ordinance shall take effect upon final passage and publication according to law.

 

Public Hearing

 

Mayor Reynolds opened the floor to the public for questions or comments on the above

Titled Ordinance.

 

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

 

Adoption

 

A motion to adopt Ordinance No. 2006-03, above titled, was offered by C/Soden and seconded by C/Simon.  Passed on the following roll call:

 

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

 

New Business

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2006-059

Authorization Allowing Aerial Spraying Of Pesticides By

Monmouth County Mosquito Extermination Commission

           

            Whereas, the Governing Body of the Borough of Englishtown in the County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey, a municipal corporation, does hereby authorize the Monmouth County Mosquito Extermination Commission to apply pesticides from aircraft to control mosquitoes over portions of the Borough of Englishtown; and

 

            Whereas, we understand that all pesticides used are registered with the NJDEP for aerial application by the State and the USEPA.

 

            Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved it is further understood that the areas being treated are only those found to have a significantly high mosquito population and may present either a public health nuisance or disease factor.

           

            Be It Further Resolved by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown that this approval is subject to the Monmouth County Mosquito Extermination Commission notifying the local police department prior to each and every application.

 

Offered By:                C/Soden                     

 

Seconded By:             C/Robilotti

 

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

      Nays:         C/Rucker

  Abstain:         None

               Absent:         None

                                                                       

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2006-060

 

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 $112,008.61 be                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      and the same are hereby authorized to be paid on March 8, 2006.

 

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/Robilotti

 

C/Robilotti questions a computer purchase on page 2 of the bill list.

 

Laurie Finger, Borough Administrator states that is the computer that was ordered for the Construction Office. 

 

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. 2006-061

 

Appointment of Deputy Court Clerk

 

            Whereas, there is a vacancy within the Borough of Englishtown for the position of Deputy Court Clerk; and

 

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

 

            Whereas, it is the recommendation of the Municipal Court Administrator to appoint Diane Koellner of Englishtown, New Jersey.

 

            Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey as follows:

 

1.                  That Diane Koellner is hereby appointed as Deputy Court Clerk

            for the Borough of Englishtown, effective March 20, 2006 until

December 31, 2006.

 

2.                  That said position shall be full-time, paid $19,110.00, payable

bi-weekly per the salary ordinance during the ninety (90) day

probationary period. Thereafter, paid $20,020.00, payable bi-weekly.

 

            3.         Shall be under the direction of the Municipal Court Administrator.

 

 

 

 

Be It Further Resolved that a certified true copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Borough's Chief Financial Officer, Municipal Court Administrator and Diane Koellner.

 

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

 

Public Portion

 

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

 

Kathleen Heath, Victory Drive states last week at the Planning Board Meeting, Ms. Carr had given the planning board members the grant that was recently applied for.  The question I have is the amount that was applied for, is that an all or nothing or can that figure be reduced. 

 

C/Carr states, I don’t think they would reduce the number.  You would get it or you wouldn’t.

 

Discussion continues between Ms. Heath and C/Carr regarding grant.

 

Michael MacInnes, King Charles Court asks does council have any plans of hiring another police officer, since we lost Officer Elmer?

 

Mayor Reynolds states this is the first meeting we’ve had since he left and we haven’t discussed it yet.

 

Borough Attorney, Stuart Moskovitz states that is a personnel issue and would be discussed during Executive Session.

 

Lori Cooke, Wood Avenue states regarding the Hair Salon on Main Street, the neon lights outside make the town look terrible and trashy.  Is there an ordinance for this?

 

Mayor Reynolds responds, we will have the code officials look into that.

 

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.

 

C/Carr asks can I have permission to ask Randy Gottesman for a proposal for the grant writing?

 

Mayor Reynolds states how do we do that when the money is not in the budget?

Not to knock it down, I just don’t know how to go about it.

 

Laurie Finger, Borough Administrator/CFO states it’s just a proposal.

 

Mayor Reynolds states do we need a council resolution to seek a proposal?

 

Response – no

 

Mayor Reynolds gives permission for C/Carr to request proposal.

 

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, negotiations and litigation; and

 

            Therefore, be it resolved by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey, as follows, 1) Hereby authorizes Executive Session for the purpose of discussing above matters with N.J.S.A. 10 4-12B, 2) Anticipated at this time that the matters to be discussed in Executive Session will be discussed in Public not earlier than the next regular meeting of the Governing Body, 3) It is anticipated that the Executive Session last not longer than one-half hour,  4) There exists the possibility that action may be taken upon conclusion of the Executive Session when the meeting returns to open.

 

Offered By:         C/Soden         

 

Seconded By:       C/Simon

 

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

                   Nays:   None

                Absent:   None

               Abstain:   None

 

The time being 7:48 P.M.

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

The time being 8:45 P.M.

 

Laurie Finger, Borough Administrator/CFO states at the next meeting on March 22nd we will be reintroducing our budget.  Laurie Finger explains the budget to Mayor, Council and the Public.

 

Adjournment

 

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

 

The time being 8:50 P.M.

 

 

 

___May 24, 2006________                                             ______________________

Approved by Governing Body                                          Clerk