** AGENDA **

 

April 25, 2007

 

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 – March 28, 2007

 

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. 2007-04 – 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)

 

B.         Ordinance No. 2007-05 – First Reading & Introduction

Amending Chapter 1.45, Entitled “Code Enforcement Office” and Chapter 2.63, Entitled “Construction Codes, Uniform”

 

C.        Resolution No. 2007-084

Authorizing the Deferment of 2007 School Taxes

 

D.                 Resolution No. 2007-085

Introduction of 2007 Municipal Budget

 

E.                  Resolution No. 2007-086

Application to the Local Finance Board for Budget

Operations Outside “CAP” Limitations

 

F.                  Resolution No. 2007-087

Authorizing Tax Collector to Cancel Small Tax Balances

 

G.                 Resolution No. 2007-088

Authorizing Purchases Over $800

Police Dept. – Replacement of 2005 Police Vehicle Transmission

 

H.                 Resolution No. 2007-089

Authorizing Purchases Over $800

Police Dept. – Replacement of 2005 Police Vehicle Alternator

 

I.          Resolution No. 2007-090

Authorizing Purchases Over $800

2007 Animal Control Services

 

J.          Resolution No. 2007-091

Authorizing Approval of Department Requisitions

 

K.        Resolution No. 2007-092

Authorizing Payment of Borough Bills

 

12.       Tax Collector’s Report – March 2007

 

13.       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 implies or mentioned, are to be brought to the full attention of the Council through an appointment and subsequent disclosure through the Personnel Committee.

           

14.       Executive Session

 

            15.       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, C/Cooke, C/Leonardis

                  Absent:       None

 

Also present were Peter Gorbatuk, Acting Municipal Clerk, Christine Robbins, Deputy Municipal Clerk, Laurie Finger, Borough Administrator 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 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.

 

Approval of Minutes –

 

There being no corrections, deletions or additions, a motion to approve the Minutes of March 28, 2007 was offered by C/Robilotti and seconded by C/Simon.  Passed on the following roll call:

 

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

                      Nayes:    None

                     Absent:    None

                    Abstain:    None

 

Committee Reports

 

C/Leonardis

·        Public Works Department has been downsized by one employee.

·        Rick Guffanti, head of Public Works Department will keep a record of work sheets and work assignments to share with Council.

·        It has been brought to my attention by Wayne Krawiec, Public Works employee, that there is a problem in town with litter. Wayne Krawiec and Peter Gorbatuk, Acting Clerk have been proactively looking into resolving problem.

 

C/Cooke

 

C/Robilotti

 

C/Soden

·        At last night’s Planning Board meeting Mr. Rucker was sworn in as a member.

·        Heather Dettra has resigned as secretary for the Planning Board.

·        All water bills for last quarter have been paid and up to date.

·        We have a request for an application for the DEP in order to change over from gas to pellets.

 

C/Carr

 

C/Simon

 

Correspondence

 

Peter Gorbatuk, Acting Municipal Clerk

 

 Public Portion – Agenda Items

 

Mayor Reynolds opens 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/Soden and seconded by C/Robilotti.  Passed unanimously.

 

New Business

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN             FIRST READING & INTRODUCTION

ORDINANCE NO. 2007-04            

 

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 2007 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 $13,676.00 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 2007 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 $47,866.00, and that the CY 2007 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/Simon                                                                                             

 

Seconded by:               C /Robilotti                             

 

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

                   Nays:        None               

               Abstain:         None   
                Absent
:        None   

 

Christine Robbins, Deputy Municipal Clerk states the Public Hearing and Adoption on Ordinance No. 2007-04 is scheduled for the May 9, 2007 Council Meeting, 7:30 p.m. at Borough Hall.

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN              FIRST READING & INTRODUCTION

ORDINANCE NO. 2007-05

 

AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN AMENDING CHAPTER 1.45, ENTITLED “CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICE” AND

CHAPTER 2.63, ENTITLED “CONSTRUCTION CODES, UNIFORM”

 

WHEREAS, the governing body of the Borough of Englishtown has determined that it is not economically feasible to maintain an Office of Code Enforcement within the Borough;

 

WHEREAS, the State of New Jersey through its Department of Community Affairs will provide such service at the request of the Borough; and

 

WHEREAS, the governing body of the Borough of Englishtown believes it to be in the best interest of its residents to have Code Enforcement performed by the Department of Community Affairs:

 

I.          Now therefore be it ordained by the Borough Council of the Borough of Englishtown that Chapter 1.45, entitled “CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICE” of the Code of the Borough of Englishtown is hereby repealed in its entirety and replaced with the following:

 

§1.45.01          Office of Code Enforcement

 

All code enforcement functions of the Borough of Englishtown are hereby transferred to the Department of Community Affairs of the State of New Jersey in accordance with N.J.A.C.5:23-4.3(c)2.

 

§1.45.02          Remaining Officials

 

Transfer of functions of the Office of Code Enforcement shall be with respect to the Construction Code Official, Electrical Subcode Official, Plumbing Subcode Official, Fire Subcode Official and Building Subcode Official.  The Borough will retain responsibilities performed by a Zoning Officer, Fire Official, Code Enforcement Officer, Housing Inspector and related clerical staff.

 

The Zoning Officer, Fire Official, Code Enforcement Officer, Housing Inspector and/or related staff shall not overlap or perform any functions performed by the Department of Community Affairs with respect to the activities of the Department’s assigned Construction Code Official and/or subcode officials.

 

§1.45.03          Fees

 

Fees intended to cover the services performed by the Construction Code Official and subcode officials shall be determined by the Department of Community Affairs, State of New Jersey. The Borough reserves the right to retain and/or set any fees for any services to be performed by individuals other than the Department of Community Affairs appointed Code Official and subcode officials, including all applicable escrows.

 

II.  be it further ordained by the Borough Council of the Borough of Englishtown that Chapter 2.63, entitled “CONSTRUCTION CODES, UNIFORM” of the Code of the Borough of Englishtown is hereby repealed in its entirety and replaced with the following

 

§2.63.01          Zoning and Construction Office.

 

A.        All State Uniform Construction Code enforcement within the Borough shall be performed by the Department of Community Affairs, State of New Jersey.

 

B.         Such enforcement will be in accordance with State regulations with regular presence within the Borough of Department of Community Affairs personnel assigned to perform such enforcement activities at the discretion of the Department.

 

C.        The public shall have the right to do business with the enforcing personnel at a location within the Borough Hall of the Borough of Englishtown at regular intervals as determined by the Department of Community Affairs.

 

§2.63.02          Board of Appeals.

 

All appeals from decisions of the local enforcing officials shall be heard by the Department of Community Affairs in accordance with state regulations and the Administrative Procedure Act of the State of New Jersey. The jurisdiction of the Monmouth County Board of Appeals shall be terminated as of the effective date of this ordinance with respect to matters originating within the Borough of Englishtown and that jurisdiction transferred to the Department of Community Affairs.

 

§2.63.03          Fees.

 

All fees for construction permits and subcode fees shall be as set forth by the Department of Community Affairs in the New Jersey Administrative Code.

 

III.       Be it further ordained that:

 

A.        All ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed to the extent of the inconsistency.

B.         If any section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase or portion of this Ordinance is for any reason held to be invalid or unconstitutional by a court of competent jurisdiction, such portion shall be deemed a separate, distinct and independent provision, and such holding shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions hereof.

 

C.        This Ordinance shall take effect no earlier than 120 days subsequent to passage in accordance with applicable law and receipt by the Department of Community Affairs of a certified copy of the ordinance.

 

D.        In the event that the Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs shall determine that the interest of public health, safety and welfare cannot be accomplished within this period, the Commissioner may notify the Borough that the Department will not accept jurisdiction for an additional period to be specified. During that extended period, the Borough will continue to enforce all existing regulations except that the Department’s fee schedule will become applicable on the effective date of this ordinance.

 

E.         The individuals holding the positions of Construction Code Official and all subcode officials designated by this Ordinance to be replaced by the Department of Community Affairs shall be terminated in those positions effective with their replacement by Department of Community Affairs.

 

Offered By:                              C/Robilotti       

 

Seconded By:                           C/Leonardis

 

Roll Call:          Ayes:                C/Soden, C/Simon, C/Robilotti, C/Cooke, C/Leonardis

                        Nays:               None

    Abstain:               C/Carr

     Absent:               None

 

Christine Robbins, Deputy Municipal Clerk states the Public Hearing and Adoption on Ordinance No. 2007-05 is scheduled for the May 9, 2007 Council Meeting, 7:30 p.m. at Borough Hall.

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2007-084

 

Resolution Authorizing the

Deferment of 2007 School Taxes as Promulgated

by the Division of Local Government Services

 

            Whereas, the Borough Council of the Borough of Englishtown, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey desires to increase the 2007 deferred school taxes as promulgated by the Division of Local Government Services.

            Now, Therefore, be it Resolved, by the Borough Council of the Borough of Englishtown, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey to increase the 2007 deferred school taxes as follows:

                                                     From                        To                       Increase

Regional School District           

Englishtown-Manalapan          $626,422.97           $826,422.97                          $200,000.00

 

            Be it Further Resolved, that the Municipal Clerk of the Borough of Englishtown be directed to file three (3) certified copies of this resolution with the Division of Local Government Services and one (1) certified copy to the Chief Financial Officer.

 

Offered By:                  C/Carr            

 

Seconded By:               C/Robilotti

 

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

                     Nays:      None

    Abstain:       None        

      Absent:       None

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2007-085

 

Resolution Introducing the Municipal Budget of the Borough Of Englishtown,

County of Monmouth, for Fiscal Year 2007, with Statements of Revenues and

Appropriations Which Shall Constitute the Local Budget for the Year 2007

 

            Be It Resolved, that the following statements of revenues and appropriations shall constitute the Municipal budget for the year 2007.

 

            Be It Further Resolved, that the said budget be published in The Asbury Park Press in the issue of May 11, 2007.

 

            The Governing Body of the Borough of Englishtown does hereby approve the following as the budget for the year 2007:

 

1.         Appropriation within "Caps"

                        Municipal purposes (Item H-1, Sheet 19)

            (N.J.S. 40a:4-45.2)                                                                  $1,456,572.00 

 

2.         Appropriations excluded from "Caps"

                        Municipal purposes (Item H-2, Sheet 28)

            (N.J.S. 40a:4-45.3 as amended)                                               $   383,099.77

           

Total general appropriations excluded

from "Caps" (Item 0, Sheet 29)                                                             $   383,099.77

3.         Reserve for uncollected taxes (Item M,

            sheet 29) -based on estimated 95.92% of

                        tax collections                                                                           $   176,383.37

 

4.         Total general appropriations

                        (Item 9, Sheet 29)                                                                    $2,016,055.14

 

5.         Less:  Anticipated revenues other than

                        current property tax (Item 5, Sheet 11)

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

            from delinquent taxes)                                                               $1,216,818.76

 

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)                                               $   799,236.38

 

            Notice is hereby given that the Budget and Tax Resolution is approved by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown, County of Monmouth on April 25, 2007.

 

            A hearing on the Budget and Tax Resolution will be held at 15 Main Street, Englishtown, NJ 07726 on May 23, 2007 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/Soden          

 

Seconded By:               C/Simon

 

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

                 Nays:          None

             Abstain:           None

               Absent:          None

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2007-086

 

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 2007 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/Simon                       

 

Seconded By:                C/Carr

 

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

                     Nays:       None

    Abstain:         None

     Absent:        None

 

Borough of Englishtown        

Resolution No. 2007-087

 

Resolution To Cancel Small Tax Balances

 

WHEREAS, N.J.S.A. 40A:5-17.1 provides that a municipality may authorize the processing of tax refunds of less than Ten ($10.00) Dollars and the cancellation of tax delinquencies of less than Ten ($10.00) Dollars.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Governing Body of the Borough of Englishtown that the Tax Collector is hereby authorized to process, without any further action on the part of the Governing Body, any property tax refund of less than ($10.00) Dollars; and,

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Tax Collector is hereby authorized to process, without further action on the part of the Governing Body, the cancellation of any property tax delinquency of less than Ten ($10.00) Dollars; and,

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a Certified Copy of this Resolution be provided by the Municipal Clerk to the Tax Collector and the Chief Financial Officer.

 

Offered By:                  C/Simon          

 

Seconded By:               C/Robilotti

 

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

                Nays:           None

            Abstain:            None

             Absent:            None

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2007-088

 

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:

 

Police Dept.

Replacement of 2005 Police Vehicle Transmission - $2436.50

 

Services From:

Freehold Ford

3572 Route 9 South

Freehold,  N.J.  07728

 

            Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey that the above request(s) is approved for the purchase or order.

 

Offered By:                  C/Carr

 

Seconded By:               C/Robilotti

 

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

                  Nays:         None

              Abstain:          None

               Absent:          None

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2007-089

 

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:

 

Police Dept.

Replacement of 2005 Police Vehicle Alternator - $905.03

Services From:

 

Englishtown Automotive, Inc.

14 Tennent Avenue

Englishtown, N.J.  07726

 

            Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey that the above request(s) is approved for the purchase or order.

 

Offered By:                  C/Carr

 

Seconded By:               C/Robilotti

 

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

                  Nays:         None

              Abstain:          None

               Absent:          None 

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2007-090

 

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:

 

2007 Animal Control Services - $1411.00

Services From:

 

Upper Freehold Township

314 Route 539

P.O. Box 89

Cream Ridge, N.J.  08514

 

            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, C/Cooke, C/Leonardis

                  Nays:         None

              Abstain:          None

               Absent:          None

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2007-091

 

Resolution of the Borough of Englishtown,

County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey

Authorizing the Approval of Department Requisitions

 

            Whereas, the Mayor and Council have carefully examined all requisitions presented to the Borough for the processing into purchase orders; and

 

            Whereas, after due consideration of the said requisitions, the Mayor and Council have approved processing 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 requisitions amounting to the sum of $8,517.29

are hereby authorized to be processed into purchase orders on April 25, 2007.

 

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 requisitions hereby authorized to be processed into purchase orders.

 

Offered By:                  C/Carr

 

Seconded By:               C/Robilotti

 

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

                  Nays:         None

              Abstain:          None

               Absent:          None

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2007-092

 

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 $338,823.74

                   are hereby authorized to be paid on April 25, 2007.

 

2.       The Borough Clerk 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

 

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

                  Nays:         None

              Abstain:          None

               Absent:          None

 

Tax Collectors Report                                  
Month of March,  2007

                                               

                                                Taxes, 2007                             $58,795.65

                                                Taxes, 2006                               $7,093.25

Property Redeemed                    $5,793.12

                                                Interest on Taxes                        $2,190.32

Cost of Sale                                    $17.87

                                                Misc.                                             $573.53

                                                3rd Party Lien Redemption          $3,740.74

                                               

                                                Total                                       $78, 204.48

 

The following Resolution was added to the agenda at this time.

 

Borough of Englishtown

Resolution No. 2007-093

 

                                    Approving the Extension of Road Repair Hours on

                                                       Hamilton and Irving Streets

 

            Whereas, the Borough of Englishtown has entered into a contract with Seaview General Contracting, of Sayreville, New Jersey for the purpose of effecting road restoration and repairs;

 

            Whereas, the Borough of Englishtown determines that it is in the interests of its residents to expedite the completion of the work to minimize the disruption to the public and, in particular to the residents inhabiting the area of repair;

 

            Whereas, Seaview Contracting has requested that the Borough allow it to extend the hours during the day during which it can complete its work, in order to advance the completion date of the project;

 

            Whereas, such extension of hours is not prohibited by local ordinance in that there is an exception in the noise ordinance for public works;

 

            Now therefore, be it resolved by the Englishtown Borough Council that the Borough will permit Seaview Contracting to perform its work between the hours of 7:00 am and 7:00 pm Monday through Friday and Saturday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.  The first hour of each day must be restricted to mobilization and staging.  All equipment and interferences must be removed by 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and 4:00 p.m. on Saturday.  All residents are to retain complete ingress and egress to and from their properties at all times.  No work will be permitted on Sundays.  This resolution is contingent on the contractor agreeing in writing to complete the work in 30 days.

 

            Be it further resolved, that a certified copy of this Resolution shall be provided by the Acting Borough Clerk to the Borough Administrator and Chief Financial Officer, the Borough Engineer, the Chief of Police and the Borough Attorney.

 

Offered By:                  C/Carr

 

Seconded By   C/Robilotti

 

C/Robilotti

 

C/Soden

 

C/Carr

 

Laurie Finger

 

Mayor Reynolds and Council Members discuss amendments needed to above Resolution.

 

Stuart Moskovitz states Resolution will be amended to say:

 

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

                 Nays:          None

               Absent:          None

              Abstain:          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.

 

Isabelle Louis, One Park Avenue

 

Wayne Krawiec, 31 LaSatta

 

C/Soden

·        This was looked at 2 or 3 months ago and my concern is that if filled this may fill in the pipe that is suppose to carry the water away from the field across the street.

 

Stuart Moskovitz states we should communicate with the DPU and have them order Conrail to correct it.

 

Mayor Reynolds asks Stuart Moskovitz to draft a letter to DPU and Department of Transportation Department.

 

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 personnel and anticipated litigation;

 

            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, C/Cooke, C/Leonardis

                   Nays:        None

                Absent:         None   

               Abstain:         None

 

The time being  8:25 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/Carr. Passed unanimously.

 

The time being 9:34 P.M.

 

Adjournment

 

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

 

The time being 9:37 P.M. 

 

 

May 23, 2007               

Approved by Governing Body