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 March 22, 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.         Presentation – Verizon/Cable Choice Presentation

John P. Szeliga, External Affairs Director

 

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. 2006-04 – First Reading and Introduction

            Ordinance To Exceed The Municipal Budget Appropriations Limits And To Establish A Cap Bank (N.J.S.A. 40A:  4-45.14)

 

B.                 Ordinance No. 2006-05 – First Reading and Introduction

Amending And Supplementing Chapter 1.19 – Planning/Zoning Board Fee Schedule

 

C.                 Resolution No. 2006–062

Emergency Temporary Appropriations

 

D.                Resolution No. 2006–063

Introduction of 2006 Municipal Budget

 

                        E.                 Resolution No. 2006–064

Application to the Local Finance Board for Budget Operations Outside “CAP” Limitations

 

F.                  Resolution No. 2006-065

Authorizing Submittal of Extraordinary Municipal Aid

 

G.                Resolution No. 2006-066

Authorization of Purchases or Services Over $800.00/Water Dept.

Annual CCR Report

 

H.                Resolution No. 2006-067

Authorizing Payment of Borough Bills

 

I.                   Resolution No. 2006-068

Authorizing Creation/Appointment of Englishtown Open Space Committee

           

J.                   Resolution No. 2006-069

Authorizing the Submittal of the 2006 ANJEC Grant Application

 

9.         Tax Collector’s Report - February, 2006

 

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/Simon, C/Carr, C/Robilotti

                  Absent:      C/Rucker, C/Palmieri

 

Also present were Julie Martin, Municipal Clerk, Rhoda Overgard, Deputy Municipal Clerk, and Stuart J. Moskovitz, 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.

 

Presentation – Verizon/Cable Choice

                         John P. Szeliga, External Affairs Director

 

Mayor Reynolds opens the floor to John P. Szeliga, External Affairs Director for Verizon N.J. of Monmouth and Ocean County for a presentation regarding Verizon upgrading their network from it’s 100+ year old copper network to fiber optic to the premise. 

 

Following presentation Mayor Reynolds opens the floor for anyone with any questions or comments.

 

C/Carr asks how does that affect our current contract with the Cable Company we have now?

 

John P. Szeliga responds all franchises in the State of New Jersey are non-exclusive.  The reason you haven’t had competition in the past is because nobody was willing to put out the money to put a network in your municipality.  It’s time for us to do that. 

 

C/Soden states one of the reasons I wanted to talk with you was I liked the idea of choices.  I don’t like being restricted to one or satellite.  The other issue I have is the prices.  The majority of the people in this town are hard working blue collared people.  I think money is a big issue and if it can help this town I would like to see it happen.  I believe it would be a good thing for the whole town.

 

John P. Szeliga states with competition the consumer wins. 

 

C/Simon asks what time frame are you looking at?

 

John P. Szeliga traditionally a quick cable negotiation is about 18 months.  They actually encourage you to start 3 years before your cable contract is up.  The resolution we need you to pass is only to determine whether the entity standing in front of you is financially sound and technologically capable to deliver the product to your residents. 

 

Stuart J. Moskovitz, Borough Attorney states what this resolution is intended to do is take the choice away from the community. 

 

Conversation between Stuart J. Moskovitz and John P. Szeliga continues.

 

Mayor and Council agree per Stuart J. Moskovitz, Borough Attorney to have a new resolution drawn up by the Borough Attorney and it will be voted on at the April 12, 2006 Council Meeting.  Mayor Reynolds thanks John P. Szeliga for his presentation.

 

Committee Reports

 

C/Robilotti states nothing at this time.

 

C/Soden states nothing at this time.

 

C/Carr states C/Soden, Stuart Moskovitz, Borough Attorney and I met with Caroline Armstrong from (inaudible) last week and she brought the resolution from the County Planning Board for the Western Monmouth state plan endorsement in which incorporated was a whole list of things that Englishtown had agreed to do in the context of them getting their endorsement.  I will make copies for Mayor and Council.  I will let you know when our next meeting with Caroline will be.

 

C/Carr continues, this Friday C/Soden, Stuart Moskovitz and myself will be meeting with Bob Goldsmith from Morristown.  He’s been doing a lot of the legislation on redevelopment and rehabilitation zones.  It’s going to be an informational meeting as to what those two zones incorporate and if it would be any benefit to Englishtown to go down either one of those roads.

 

C/Carr states Mayor Reynolds had given me a letter from the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office regarding a group of prisoners who are generally motor vehicle violations, and a sheriff who goes out with them for the day to provide help to municipalities.  They are offering to provide this service to Englishtown.  The cost to us is to feed them lunch.  We need to put a letter together stating what we want them to do, what hours we want them to work and an endorsement from the Mayor.  We would have to provide them with garbage bags, gloves and lunch, which I feel is cheap labor.

 

Mayor Reynolds instructs Julie Martin, Municipal Clerk to contact Rick Guffanti, Public Works Supervisor and ask him what projects we could have them do.

 

C/Carr continues, I received a proposal from Randy Gottesman of Community Grants and Planning.  I gave copies to everyone.  He’s offered to write several grants at different costs and on the last page it says whatever we pay out he would continue to work until it’s at least a one on one match.  I think it’s something we need to discuss.  In the same note I have completed the association for NJ environmental permission grant for another $20,000.00 to go hand in hand with the $40,000.00 grant that we applied for.  We have to either have an environmental commission or an open space committee.   There are two resolutions on tonight, one is a resolution to set up an open space committee and then also one to approve that grant going through.  I gave copies to everyone.

 

C/Simon states the police activity report from 3/6 – 3/19 there were 371 calls and 90 motor vehicle stops.

 

Correspondence

 

Julie Martin, Municipal Clerk states I have one item of correspondence and it’s in regards to Mrs. Cooke’s question at the last meeting regarding the neon lighting at the hair salon at 30 Main Street.  I have contacted our construction code official and the neon lighting outlining the window was not part of the permits that they submitted.  After review he found that this type of lighting is not permitted in accordance with the Borough’s sign regulations.  He contacted the salon owner and the person who leases the space and they have been instructed to discontinue the use of the neon lighting immediately.  The tenant of the building is probably going to be coming before the Borough’s planning and zoning board to request relief from the sign regulations. 

 

Public Portion – Agenda Items

 

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

 

Paul Robilotti, 51 Heritage Drive asks for a breakdown as to arrests, domestic violence etc.

 

C/Simon states the report is long, so I summarize it.  You are more than welcome at anytime to get a copy.

 

Janet Leonardis, 17 Weamaconk Drive, asks could you just make a general statement as to what is the condition of the budget as far as are we going to go over state cap, are the taxes going to go up? 

 

C/Soden states we are over the State CAP.  We have to go for a CAP waiver.  We are also going for extraordinary aid.  I am not thrilled with Resolution No. 2006-063.  I think it could be brought down and when it comes up I would like to discuss it tonight.

 

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. 2006-04                         FIRST READING & INTRODUCTION

 

ORDINANCE TO EXCEED THE MUNICIPAL BUDGET

APPROPRIATIONS LIMITS AND TO ESTABLISH A CAP BANK

(N.J.S.A. 40A: 4-45.14)

 

Whereas, the Local Government Cap Law, N.J.S.A. 40A:4-45.1, et seq., provides that in the preparation of its annual budget, a municipality shall limit any increase in said budget to 2.5% unless authorized by ordinance to increase it to 3.5% over the previous year’s final appropriations, subject to certain exceptions; and,

 

Whereas, N.J.S.A. 40A:4-45.15a provides that a municipality may, when authorized by ordinance, appropriate the difference between the amount of its actual final appropriation and the 3.5% percentage rate as an exception to its final appropriations in either of the next two succeeding years; and,

 

Whereas, the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown in the County of Monmouth find it advisable and necessary to increase its CY 2006 budget by up to 3.5% over the previous year’s final appropriations, in the interest of promoting the health, safety and welfare of the citizens; and,

 

Whereas, the Mayor and Council hereby determine that a 1% increase in the budget for said year, amounting to $11,184.00 in excess of the increase in final appropriations otherwise permitted by the Local Government Cap Law, is advisable and necessary; and,

 

Whereas, the Mayor and Council hereby determine that any amount authorized hereinabove that is not appropriated, as part of the final budget shall be retained as an exception to final appropriation in either of the next two succeeding years.

 

Now, Therefore, Be It Ordained, by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown, in the County of Monmouth, a majority of the full authorized membership of this governing body affirmatively concurring, that, in the CY 2006 budget year, the final appropriations of the Borough of Englishtown shall, in accordance with this ordinance and N.J.S.A. 40A:4-45.14, be increased by 3.5%, amounting to $39,144.66, and that the CY 2006 municipal budget for the Borough of Englishtown be approved and adopted in accordance with this ordinance; and,

 

Be It Further Ordained that any amount authorized hereinabove that is not appropriated as part of the final budget shall be retained as an exception to final appropriation in either of the next two succeeding years; and,

 

Be It Further Ordained that a certified copy of this Ordinance as introduced be filed with the Director of the Division of Local Government Services within five (5) days of introduction; and,

 

Be It Further Ordained that a certified copy of this Ordinance upon adoption, with the recorded vote included thereon, be filed with said Director within five (5) days after such adoption.

 

Offered By:    C/Soden

 

Seconded By: C/Simon

 

Julie Martin, Municipal Clerk states the public hearing and proposed adoption will be held at the April 12, 2006 Council Meeting.

 

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

                      Nayes:   None

                     Absent:   C/Rucker, C/Palmieri

                    Abstain:   None

 

ORDINANCE NO. 2006-05                           FIRST READING & INTRODUCTION

 

An Ordinance Amending and Supplementing Chapter 1.19, Unified Planning/Zoning Board; Land Use Procedures; Establishment; Composition 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 1.19 – SECTION 1.19.21.1 NON-REFUNDABLE FEES–SCHEDULE A

 

            R.  Tax Map Revision Fee.  A fee of two hundred dollars ($200.00) per lot or unit

shall be charged for all minor and major subdivisions, residential unit site plans or condominiums or cooperative residential or commercial development to cover the cost of revising the borough Tax Map.  This fee shall be paid prior to signing of the final plat of a subdivision by the Chairman and the Secretary of the Municipal Agency and Borough Engineer.

 

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

 

Offered By:                C/Soden

 

Seconded By:             C/Robilotti

 

Julie Martin, Municipal Clerk states the public hearing and proposed adoption will be held at the April 12, 2006 Council Meeting.

 

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

               Nayes:          None

              Absent:          C/Rucker, C/Palmieri

             Abstain:          None

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2006-062

 

Emergency Temporary Appropriations

 

Whereas, an emergent condition has arisen with respect to the need for various operating expenses prior to the adoption of the 2006 Budget and no adequate provision has been made in the 2006 temporary budget for the aforesaid purposes, and

 

Whereas, N.J.S.A.40A:4-20 provides for the creation of an emergency temporary appropriation for said purpose; and

 

Whereas, the total emergency temporary appropriation resolutions adopted in the year 2006 pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 96, P.L.1951 (N.J.S.A.40A:4-20) including this resolution total $ 39,500.00

 

Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved by the Governing Body of the Borough of Englishtown, in the County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey, (not less than two-thirds of all the members thereof affirmatively concurring) that in accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40A-20:

 

1.  Emergency temporary appropriations be and the same is hereby made in the amount of $ 39,500.00 as follows:

 

CURRENT FUND

MUNICIPAL CLERK

Other Expenses                                                                                   $1,000.00

PERS                                                                                                  $7,700.00

PFRS                                                                                                $29,500.00

 

WATER FUND

PERS                                                                                                  $  500.00

 

SEWER FUND

PERS                                                                                                  $  800.00

 

2.  Said emergency temporary appropriations will be provided for in the 2006 budget.

 

3.        That one certified copy of this resolution be filed with the Director, Division of Local Government Services.

 

Offered By:                C/Soden                     

 

Seconded By:             C/Simon

 

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

                 Nays:          None

             Abstain:          None

              Absent:          C/Rucker, C/Palmieri

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2006-063

 

Resolution Introducing the Municipal Budget of the Borough Of Englishtown,

County of Monmouth, for Fiscal Year 2006, with Statements of Revenues and

Appropriations Which Shall Constitute the Local Budget for the Year 2006

 

            Be It Resolved, that the following statements of revenues and appropriations shall constitute the Municipal budget for the year 2006.

 

            Be It Further Resolved, that the said budget be published in The Asbury Park Press in the issue of April 12, 2006.

 

            The Governing Body of the Borough of Englishtown does hereby approve the following as the budget for the year 2006:

 

1.         Appropriation within "Caps"

                        Municipal purposes (Item H-1, Sheet 19)

            (N.J.S. 40a:4-45.2)                                                                  $1,167,609.00 

 

2.         Appropriations excluded from "Caps"

                        Municipal purposes (Item H-2, Sheet 28)

            (N.J.S. 40a:4-45.3 as amended)                                              $   596,979.31

           

Total general appropriations excluded

from "Caps" (Item 0, Sheet 29)                                                            $   596,979.31

 

3.         Reserve for uncollected taxes (Item M,

            sheet 29) -based on estimated 87% of

                        tax collections                                                                         $   168,103.11

 

4.         Total general appropriations

                        (Item 9, Sheet 29)                                                                   $1,932,691.42

 

5.         Less:  Anticipated revenues other than

                        current property tax (Item 5, Sheet 11)

            (i.e. surplus, misc. revenues and receipts

            from delinquent taxes)                                                             $1,140,318.81

 

6.         Difference:  Amount to be raised by taxes

            for support of Municipal Budget (As Follows)

 

            A.  Local tax for Municipal purposes

                  including reserve for uncollected

                  taxes (Item 6 (A), Sheet 11)                                             $   792,372.61

 

            Notice is hereby given that the Budget and Tax Resolution was approved by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown, County of Monmouth on March 22, 2006.

 

            A hearing on the Budget and Tax Resolution will be held at 15 Main Street, Englishtown, NJ 07726 on April 26, 2006 at 7:30 p.m. at which time and place objections to said Budget and Tax Resolution for the year may be presented by taxpayers or other interested persons.

 

Offered By:                C/Robilotti                 

 

Seconded By:             C/Simon

 

Mayor Reynolds states at our original budget workshop in January there was going to be a 17-cent increase tax increase to the taxpayers.  Looking at the numbers and also other entities that we have no control over, we directed the CFO to go back and revise.  We looked at two revenue sources and brought in an additional $50,000.  That drops the budget from 17-cents to 12-cents.  If we receive the extraordinary aid that would be another 6-cents.  You are roughly looking at a 7-cent increase to the tax-payers. 

 

Discussion continues regarding the 2006 budget.

 

A motion by C/Carr and seconded by C/Robilotti is made in favor of C/Soden’s suggestion for a 9-cent increase, using the water surplus.

 

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

                 Nays:          None

             Abstain:          None  

               Absent:          C/Rucker, C/Palmieri

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2006-064

 

Application to the Local Finance Board for

Budget Operations Outside "CAP" Limitations

 

            Whereas, The Borough of Englishtown desires to make application to the Local Finance Board for its review and/or approval of a proposed Budget for the Year 2006 authorizing the utilization of Operating Appropriations outside the "CAP"; and

 

            Whereas, the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown believes:

 

(a)    It is in the public interest to accomplish such purpose;

(b)    Said purpose or improvements are for the health, wealth, convenience or betterment of the inhabitants of the local unit or units;

(c)    The amounts to be expended for said purpose or improvements are not unreasonable or exorbitant;

(d)   The proposal is an efficient and feasible means of providing services for the needs of the inhabitants of the local unit or units and will not create an undue financial burden to be placed upon the local unit or units;

 

            Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown as follows:

 

            Section 1.  The application to the Local Finance Board is hereby approved, and the Chief Financial Officer, and the Borough Auditor, along with other representatives of the Borough, are hereby authorized to prepare such application and to represent the Borough in matters pertaining thereto.

 

            Section 2.  The Clerk of the Borough of Englishtown is hereby directed to prepare and file a copy of the proposed Application with the Local Finance Board as part of such application.

 

            Section 3.  The Local Finance Board is hereby respectfully requested to consider such application and to record its findings, recommendations and/or approvals as provided by the applicable New Jersey Statute.

 

Offered By:                C/Soden                     

 

Seconded By:             C/Simon

 

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

                     Nays:      None

     Abstain:      None  

                  Absent:      C/Rucker, C/Palmieri

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2006-065

 

Authorizing Submittal of Extraordinary Municipal Aid

   

Whereas, The Extraordinary Municipal Aid Program addresses a municipality's need for additional State aid to minimize increases in it's property tax rate; and

 

            Whereas, The governing body wishes to submit an application for said aid;

  

            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 the submittal of The Extraordinary Aid Application-CY 2006 to the Division of Local Government Services.

  

Offered By:                C/Soden                     

                       

Seconded By:             C/Simon

 

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

                 Nays:          None

             Abstain:          None

              Absent:          C/Rucker, C/Palmieri

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2006-066

 

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:

 

900 Copies Consumer Confidence Report/Postage                 $2,100.00

 

Purchased From:                     Gemini Group

                                    Waltham, 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/Soden         

 

Seconded By:             C/Robilotti

 

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

                  Nays:         None

              Abstain:         None

               Absent:         C/Rucker, C/Palmieri

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2006-067

 

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 $263,990.81 be and the same are hereby authorized to be paid on March 22, 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/Soden         

 

Seconded by:              C/Carr

 

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

                   Nays:        None

               Abstain:        None

                Absent:        C/Rucker, C/Palmieri

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2006-068

 

Creation/Appointment of Englishtown Open Space Committee

 

            Whereas, the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown find a need for the Borough to have an Open Space Committee; and

 

Whereas, the following have volunteered to be on that committee:

 

                                                Jayne Carr

                                                Cindy Robilotti

                                                Harry Soden

 

Now, Therefore Be It Resolved‚ by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown that the above are hereby appointed to the Borough of Englishtown Open Space Committee for the year 2006.

 

Be It Further Resolved, that a certified true copy of this Resolution be forwarded to each member of the committee.

 

Offered By:                C/Carr

 

Seconded By:             C/Robilotti

 

C/Soden asks at any time during the year can people join this committee?

 

Mayor Reynolds responds for now see how three is and if needed you can add additional people.

 

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

                 Nays:          None

              Abstain:          None

              Absent:          C/Rucker, C/Palmieri

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2006-069

 

Resolution Authorizing the Submittal of the 2006 ANJEC Grant Application

(Smart Growth Planning)

 

            Whereas, the Borough of Englishtown is interested in filing an FY 2006 Application to the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commission under 2006 Smart Growth Planning,

 

            Now, therefore, be it resolved, by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown, County of Monmouth, that they fully support this project and hereby authorize Jayne Carr to prepare such application and submit same to ANJEC.

 

Offered by:                 C/Carr

 

Seconded By:             C/Robilotti

 

C/Simon asks if there is any cost applying for that grant?

 

C/Carr responds no. You see what grant writers would charge though and I’ve done it for free.

 

C/Soden thanks C/Carr.

 

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

                  Nays:         None

              Abstain:         None

               Absent:         C/Rucker, C/Palmieri

 

Julie Martin, Municipal Clerk states I forgot to mention before, the Public Hearing on the 2006 Municipal Budget will be held on April 26, 2006 at 7:30 p.m. at Borough Hall.   Anyone who would like a copy of the budget, it will be available in my office.

 

Tax Collector’s Report

Month of February, 2006

 

                                    Current Taxes, 2006                621,511.20

                                    Prior Taxes, 2005                      18,649.65

                                    Prior Taxes, 2004                             81.95

                                    Interest on Taxes                         1,668.06

 

                                    Total                                      $641,910.86

 

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.

 

There being no questions or comments, a motion to close the public portion was offered by C/Soden and seconded by C/Carr.   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 personnel, pending and anticipated 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/Carr

 

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

                Nays:  None

             Absent:  C/Rucker, C/Palmieri

            Abstain:  None

 

The time being 8:40 P.M.

 

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

 

The time being 11:18 P.M.

 

Adjournment

 

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

 

The time being 11:20 P.M.

 

 

 

___June 14, 2006__________                                          ________________________

Approved by Governing Body                                          Clerk