** AGENDA **

 

November 28, 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 – October 10, 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. 2007-18 - First Reading & Introduction

Amending Chapter 2.55, Entitled “Animal Control Regulations”

                                   

B.                 Resolution No. 2007-189

Grant Agreement for 2007 Green Communities Grant

 

C.                 Resolution No. 2007-190

Authorizing Appropriation Transfer

 

D.                 Resolution No. 2007-191

Authorizing Purchases Over $800 – Water Dept - New Lime Tanks

 

E.                  Resolution No. 2007-192

Authorizing Purchases Over $800 – Police Dept. – Tires 

 

F.                  Resolution No, 2007-193

Authorizing Approval of Department Requisitions

 

G.                 Resolution No. 2007-194

Authorizing Payment of Borough Bills           

 

 9.        Discussion Item:            Parking Amendments

 

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 implies 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 7:32 P.M.

 

Roll Call:  Present:             C/Soden, C/Simon, C/Carr, C/Robilotti, C/Leonardis

                  Absent:            C/Cooke

 

Also present were Peter Gorbatuk, Acting 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  October 10, 2007 was offered by C/Simon and seconded by C/Robilotti.  Passed on the following roll call:

 

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

                      Nayes:           None

                     Absent:           C/Cooke

                    Abstain:           None

 

Committee Reports

 

C/Leonardis

 

C/Robilotti

 

C/Soden

 

C/Carr

·        Hole by utility pole still hasn’t been filled.

·        Police Activity Report total calls were 444, which 166 were motor vehicle stops. Copies of report are available.

·        Received letter from Judge Newman stating that he enjoys working for the Borough and would like to be considered for reappointment.

·        Trying to get in touch with Donna Drewes to set up a meeting.

·        Laurie Finger, Borough Administrator has received some of the Request for Proposals.

·        To date court has taken in $125,076.44.

 

C/Simon

·        Nothing at this time.

 

C/Soden

·        Would publicly like to thank Sergeant Cooke, Sergeant Settele and Patrolman Stolte for the quick response in helping me and my family.

 

Mayor Reynolds asks C/Carr when we need to appoint three people to Committee for Donna Drewes.

 

C/Carr

·        Would like to do that now.

 

Discussion continues between Mayor Reynolds and Council.

 

Mayor Reynolds states we will have committee names available for December 17th Council Meeting.

 

Correspondence

 

Peter Gorbatuk, Acting Municipal Clerk

 

Mayor Reynolds asks that Council look at dates so that any changes can be made at the December 17th Council Meeting.

 

Laurie Finger, Borough Administrator

 

C/Soden

 

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/Simon and seconded by C/Robilotti.  Passed unanimously.

 

New Business

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN                             First Reading & Introduction

ORDINANCE NO. 2007-18

 

AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN AMENDING CHAPTER 2.55, ENTITLED “ANIMAL CONTROL REGULATIONS”

 

WHEREAS, the governing body of the Borough of Englishtown has determined that a need has arisen to effect control over potentially dangerous dogs to protect the citizens inhabiting and visiting the Borough; and

 

WHEREAS, the governing body seeks to clarify its Animal Control Regulations to assure ease of compliance;

 

I.          Now therefore be it ordained by the Borough Council of the Borough of Englishtown that Chapter 2.55, entitled “ANIMAL CONTROL REGULATIONS” of the Code of the Borough of Englishtown is hereby amended as follows:

 

A.        The Chapter shall be divided into Articles as follows:

 

1.               Article I - General Animal Control

This Article shall contain Sections 2.55.01 through 2.55.09.

 

2.               Article II - Loose and Unclaimed Animals

This Article shall contain Sections 2.55.10 through 2.55.12.

 

3.               Article III - Pet Waste

This Article shall contain Section 2.55.13

 

4.               Article IV - Wildlife Feeding

This Article shall contain Section 2.55.14

 

B.             Chapter 2.55.01 shall be replaced in its entirety by the following:

 

            As used in Chapter 55, the following words and terms shall have the meanings herein indicated for the purposes of this Chapter, except where defined otherwise within this chapter:

 

ANIMAL - any dog or cat.

 

ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER - a certified municipal animal control officer and/or individual appointed in accordance with Section 2.55.07, and/or the chief law enforcement officer of the municipality or his designee.

 

BOROUGH - the Borough of Englishtown.

CAT - any member of the feline species.

DOG - any member of the canine species.

 

LICENSING AGE - any dog or cat that has attained seven months of age, and/or possesses a set of permanent teeth.

 

NEUTERED - rendered permanently incapable of reproduction as certified by a licensed veterinarian.

 

OWNING, KEEPING OR HARBORING - these words, singularly and collectively, refer to any person who shall possess, maintain, house or harbor any Animal or otherwise have custody of any Animal, whether or not the owner of such Animal.

 

PERSON - any individual, corporation, company, partnership, firm, association, or political subdivision of this State subject to municipal jurisdiction.

 

POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS DOG - any dog or dog hybrid declared potentially dangerous by a municipal court pursuant to section 7 of P.L. 1989, c. 307 (N.J.S.A. 4:19-23).

 

VICIOUS DOG - any dog or dog hybrid declared vicious by a municipal court pursuant to Section 6 of P.L. 1989, c.307 (N.J.S.A. 4:19-22), and/or any dog deemed a vicious animal as set forth in Section 2.55.06.01.

 

II.        Be it further ordained that Section 2.55.06 shall be renamed “Vicious Animals and Potentially Dangerous Dogs” and shall be amended to read as follows:

 

2.55.06.01 Vicious Animals

 

Any Animal which has killed a person (other than such animal trained by law enforcement agencies who did so in the course of duty under the supervision of a law enforcement officer), or caused serious bodily injury as defined in N.J.S.A. 2C:11-1(b), or has engaged in same animal fighting for recreational purposes. However, an animal that has killed or seriously injured a person because it was provoked into an action inconsistent with its normal behavior shall not be declared vicious. Any Animal other than a dog or cat that habitually attacks other domestic animals shall be deemed to be a Vicious animal for the purposes of this Chapter.

 

2.55.06.02 Complaints and Investigation.

 

It shall be the duty of the Animal Control Officer to receive and investigate complaints against Vicious Animals and Potentially Dangerous Dogs. If he reasonably believe any Animal complained of to have rabies or to be a Vicious Animal, Vicious Dog or Potentially Dangerous Dog, he shall report his findings in writing to a Municipal Judge and issue and file a summons therefor.

A.        The Animal Control Officer shall notify the Municipal Judge and the County Board of Health immediately that he/she has seized and impounded an Animal pursuant to this article, or that he/she has reasonable cause to believe that an Animal has killed another domestic animal and that a hearing is required. The Animal Control Officer shall through a reasonable effort attempt to determine the identity of the owner of any domestic Animal seized and impounded pursuant to this article. If its owner cannot be identified within seven days, that Animal may be humanely destroyed, unless it is a protected or endangered species as recognized by federal or state law.

 

B..       The Animal Control Officer shall, within three working days of the determination of the identity of the owner of an Animal seized and impounded pursuant to this article, notify by certified mail, return receipt requested, the owner concerning the seizure and impoundment and that, if the owner wishes, a hearing will be held to determine whether the impounded Animal is a Vicious Animal or a Potentially Dangerous Dog. This notice shall also require that the owner return within seven days, by certified mail or hand delivery, a signed statement indicating whether he/she wishes the hearing to be conducted or, if not, to relinquish ownership of the Animal, in which case the Animal may be humanely destroyed. If the owner cannot be notified by certified mail, return receipt requested, or refuses to sign for the certified letter, or does not reply to the certified letter with a signed statement within seven days of receipt, the Animal may be humanely destroyed, unless it is a protected or endangered species as recognized by federal or state law.     

 

2.55.06.03 Rabid Animals

 

A.        All Animals, other than a protected or endangered species as recognized by federal or state law, noticeably infected with rabies and displaying vicious propensities may be killed by the Animal Control Officer or other authorized persons, without notice to the owner. The owner shall be notified of such killing within three days as to the reason for the killing. In the event the Animal is a protected or endangered species, the State Department of Environmental Protection shall be notified immediately for directions as to disposition.

 

B.        If an Animal is believed to have rabies or has been bitten by an Animal suspected of having rabies, such Animal, if it is a domesticated Animal,  shall be confined by a leash or chain on the owners premises and shall be placed under the observation of a veterinarian at the expense of the Owner for a period of two weeks.

 

C.        It shall be unlawful for any person knowing or suspecting that a domesticated Animal has rabies to allow such Animal to be taken off his premises or beyond the limits of the Borough without the written permission of the Animal Control Officer or any other authorized persons. Every owner, or other person, upon ascertaining a domesticated Animal rabid, shall immediately notify the Animal Control Officer, a policeman or any other authorized persons, who shall either remove the Animal  to a secure keeping facility or summarily destroy it.

 

2.55.06.04 Keeping of Vicious Animals

 

No Animal that has been determined to be a Vicious Animal shall be permitted to be upon any street or public place in the Borough except while securely muzzled and under a leash of not more than six (6) feet in length, and the owner or person harboring any such Vicious Animal who permits it to run at large upon any street or public place in the Borough while not securely muzzled and under a leash of not more than six (6) feet in length shall be guilty of a violation of this article.

 

2.55.06.05 Procedures for Vicious Animals or Potentially Dangerous Dogs

 

A.        Notice; hearing. The Municipal Judge shall notify in writing the owner or keeper of an allegedly Vicious Animal or Potentially Dangerous Dog that a complaint has been made and require the person to appear before him at a stated time and place for a hearing.

 

B.             Findings to declare an Animal Vicious; grounds.

 

1.         The Municipal Judge shall declare the Animal a Vicious Animal if it finds by clear and convincing evidence that the Animal:

 

(a) Killed a person or caused serious bodily injury as defined in N.J.S.A. 2C:11-1(b) to a person; or

 

(b) Has engaged in recreational fighting activities as described in N.J.S.A. 4:22-24 and N.J.S.A. 4:22-26, regardless of whether or not the Animal is a Dog or other species.

 

2.         A domestic Animal shall not be declared vicious for inflicting death or serious bodily injury as defined in N.J.S.A. 2C:11-1(b) upon a person if the Animal was provoked. The municipality shall bear the burden of proof to demonstrate that the Animal was not provoked.

 

3.         If the Municipal Court declares the Animal to be Vicious, and no appeal is made of this ruling pursuant to N.J.S.A. 4:19-25, the Animal shall be destroyed in a humane and expeditious manner, except that no Animal may be destroyed during the pendency of an appeal. During the pendency of the Appeal, the Animal is to be kept in accordance with the regulations set forth in Section 2.55.06.04 hereinabove.

 

C.             Findings to declare a Dog a Potentially Dangerous Dog; grounds.

 

1.      The Municipal Judge shall declare a Dog to be Potentially Dangerous if it finds by clear and convincing evidence that the Dog:

 

(a). Caused bodily injury as defined in N.J.S.A. 2C:11-1(a) to a person during an unprovoked attack, and poses a serious threat of bodily injury or death to a person; or

 

      (b).  Killed another domestic animal; and

 

(i). Poses a threat of serious bodily injury or death to a person; or

 

(ii). Poses a threat of death to another domestic animal; or

 

           (iii). Has been trained, tormented, badgered, baited or encouraged to engage in unprovoked attacks upon persons or domestic animals.

 

                        2.         A Dog shall not be declared potentially dangerous for:

 

(a). Causing bodily injury as defined in N.J.S.A. 2C:11-1(a) to a person if the Dog was provoked; or

 

(b). Killing a domestic animal if the domestic animal was the aggressor. For the purposes of this subsection, the Borough shall bear the burden of proof to demonstrate that the Dog was not provoked.

 

D.  Order and Schedule for Compliance for Potentially Dangerous Dog.

 

If the Municipal Judge declares the Dog to be Potentially Dangerous, he shall issue an order and a schedule for compliance which, in part:

 

            1. Shall require the owner to comply with the following conditions:

 

(a). To apply, at his own expense, to the Municipal Clerk or other official designated to license Dogs pursuant to N.J.S.A. 4:19-15.2, for a special municipal Potentially Dangerous Dog license, municipal registration number, and red identification tag. The owner shall, at his own expense, have the registration number tattooed upon the dog in a prominent location. A Potentially Dangerous Dog shall be impounded until the owner obtains a municipal Potentially Dangerous Dog license, municipal registration number, and red identification tag.

 

(b). To display, in a conspicuous manner, a sign on his premises warning that a Potentially Dangerous Dog is on the premises. The sign shall be visible and legible from 50 feet of the enclosure required pursuant to subsection 2.55.06.06.D.1.(c), below.

 

(c). To immediately erect and maintain an enclosure for the Potentially Dangerous Dog on the property where the Potentially Dangerous Dog will be kept and maintained, which has sound sides, top and bottom to prevent the Potentially Dangerous Dog from escaping by climbing, jumping or digging and within a fence of at least six feet in height separated by at least three feet from the confined area. The owner of a Potentially Dangerous Dog shall securely lock the enclosure to prevent the entry of the general public and to preclude any release or escape of a Potentially Dangerous Dog by an unknowing child or other person. All Potentially Dangerous Dogs shall be confined in the enclosure or, if taken out of the enclosure, securely muzzled and restrained with a tether approved by the Animal Control Officer and having a minimum tensile strength sufficiently in excess of that required to restrict the Potentially Dangerous Dog's movements to a radius of no more than three feet from the owner and under the direct supervision of the owner.

 

                        2.         May require the owner to maintain liability insurance in an amount determined by the Municipal Court to cover any damage or injury caused by the Potentially Dangerous Dog. The liability insurance, which may be separate from any other homeowner policy, shall contain a provision requiring the Borough to be named as an additional insured for the sole purpose of being notified by the insurance company of any cancellation, termination or expiration of the liability insurance policy.

 

2.55.06.06 Duties of Owner of Potentially Dangerous Dog.

 

A.        Comply with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 4:19-17 et seq. in accordance with a schedule established by the Municipal Court but in no case more than 60 days subsequent to the date of determination;

 

B.        Notify the licensing authority, local Police Department or force, and the Animal Control Officer if a Potentially Dangerous Dog is at large, or has attacked a human being or killed a domestic animal;

 

C.     Notify the licensing authority, local Police Department or force, and the Animal Control Officer within 24 hours of the death, sale or donation of a Potentially Dangerous Dog;

 

D.        Prior to selling or donating the Dog, inform the prospective owner that the Dog has been declared Potentially Dangerous;

 

E.         Upon the sale or donation of the Dog to a person residing in a different municipality, notify the Department and the licensing authority, Police Department or force, and Animal Control Officer of that municipality of the transfer of ownership and the name, address and telephone of the new owner; and

 

F.         In addition to any license fee required pursuant to N.J.S.A. 4:19-15.3, pay a potentially dangerous dog license fee to the municipality as provided by N.J.S.A. 4:19-31. The fee to be paid annually for a Potentially Dangerous Dog License and each renewal thereof, shall be $700.00.

 

2.55.06.07 Liability of Owner for Costs of Impoundment and Destruction.

 

If a domesticated Animal is declared Vicious or a Potentially Dangerous Dog, and all appeals pertaining thereto have been exhausted, the owner of the Animal shall be liable to the Borough for the costs and expenses of impounding and destroying the Animal. The owner shall incur the expense of impounding the Animal in a facility other than the municipal pound, regardless of whether the Animal is ultimately found to be vicious or a Potentially Dangerous Dog.

 

If the Animal has bitten or exposed a person within 10 days previous to the time of euthanasia, its head shall be transported to the New Jersey State Department of Health laboratory for rabies testing.

 

2.55.06.08 Violations and Penalties.

 

The owner of a Potentially Dangerous Dog which is found by clear and convincing evidence to have violated Section 2.55.06, or to have failed to comply with a court’s order shall be subject to a fine of not more than $1,000 per day of the violation, and each day’s continuance of the violation shall constitute a separate and distinct violation. The Municipal Court shall have jurisdiction to enforce this Section. An Animal Control Officer is authorized to seize and impound any Potentially Dangerous Dog whose owner fails to comply with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 4:19-17, et seq., or any rule or regulation adopted pursuant thereto, or a court’s order. The Municipal Court may order that the dog so seized and impounded be destroyed in an expeditious and humane manner.

 

2.55.06.09 Potentially Dangerous Dog Registration Number Tag and License.

 

The Borough of Englishtown shall:

.           Issue, upon payment of the fee set forth in Section 2.55.06.06.F., a Potentially Dangerous Dog registration number and red identification tag along with a Municipal Potentially Dangerous dog license upon a demonstration of sufficient evidence by the owner to the Animal Control Officer that he has complied with the court's orders. The last three digits of each Potentially Dangerous Dog registration number issued by the Borough will be the three number code assigned to the Borough in the regulations promulgated pursuant to N.J.S.A. 4:19-33. The Animal Control Officer shall verify, in writing, compliance to the Municipal Clerk or other official designated to license dogs in the municipality.

B.            Publicize a telephone number for reporting violations of this article. This telephone number shall be forwarded to the State of New Jersey Department of Health and any changes in this number shall be reported immediately to the State of New Jersey Department of Health.

 

2.55.06.10 Fines, Fees, Used for Enforcement by the Borough.

 

Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 4:19-35, all fines and fees collected or received by the Borough of Englishtown pursuant to this Section 2.55.06 shall be deposited in a special account and used by the Borough to administer and enforce the provisions of this Section.

 

III.       Be it further ordained that Chapter 2.55 shall be further amended as follows:

 

A.        Section 2.55.09.A. shall be revised to read:

 

Any person who violates any of the provisions of this Article, other than Section 2.55.06, shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500) and/or imprisonment in the county jail for a period not exceeding ninety (90) days, or both.

 

Section B shall remain unamended.

 

B.        Section 2.55.12 shall be amended by replacing the phrase “the provisions of this section” with the phrase “the provisions of this Article.”

 

C.        Section 2.55.13.02 shall be amended by altering the first sentence to read:

 

The following terms, phrases, words and their derivations shall have the meanings stated herein for purposes of this Article unless their use in the text of this Article clearly demonstrates a different meaning.

 

D.        Section 2.55.13.06 shall be amended by changing the word “Ordinance” to “Article.”

 

E.         Section 2.55.14.02 shall be amended by altering the first sentence to read:

 

For the purpose of this Article, the following terms, phrases, words and their derivations shall have the meanings stated herein for purposes of this Article unless their use in the text of this Article clearly demonstrates a different meaning.

 

D.        Section 2.55.14.05 shall be amended by changing the word “Ordinance” to “Article.”

 

IV.       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 immediately after final passage and publication in the manner provided by law.

 

A motion to introduce the above titled Ordinance was offered by C/Robilotti and seconded by C/Leonardis.  Passed on the following roll call:

 

Offered By:                  C/Robilotti

 

Seconded By:               C/Leonardis

 

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

                        Nays:            None

                    Abstain:            None

                     Absent:            C/Cooke

 

Peter Gorbatuk, Acting Municipal Clerk Deputy Municipal Clerk states the Public Hearing and Adoption on Ordinance No. 2007-18 is scheduled for the December 17th Council Meeting, 7:30 p.m. at Borough Hall.

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2007-189

 

GRANT AGREEMENT

BETWEEN

Borough of Englishtown

AND

THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY

BY AND FOR

THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

 

GRANT IDENTIFIER: PF08-258

 

 

The governing body of                           The Borough of Englishtown                                                   

                                                                        (print Grantee’s name)

desires to further the public interest by obtaining a grant from the State of New Jersey in the amount of approximately $3,000.00 to

fund the following project:

                                                            Community Forestry Management Plan                                                                                                                                                2007 Green Communities Grant                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

 

Therefore, the governing body resolves that                    Thomas Reynolds                              or the successor to the office of

                                                                                    (print name)

                        Mayor                                     is authorized (a) to make application for such a grant, (b) if awarded, to execute

            (print title of authorized official)

a grant agreement with the State for a gr4ant in an amount not less than $       3,000.00      and not more than $       3,000.00 , and

(c) to execute o any amendments thereto  o any amendments thereto which do not increase the Grantee’s obligations.

 

* The                Governing Body of the Borough of Englishtown                                                authorizes and hereby agrees to

            (print name of Grantee’s governing body, e.g., board of chosen freeholders)

match 33.3% of the Total Project Amount, in compliance with the match requirements of the agreement. The availability of the match for such purposes, whether cash, services, or property, is hereby certified.  100%            of the match will be made up of in-kind services

(if allowed by grant program requirements and the agreement).*

 

The Grantee agrees to comply with all applicable federal, State, and municipal laws, rules, and regulations in its performance pursuant to the agreement.

 

 

Introduced and passed   November 28, 2007                  

 

Ayes:                5         

Noes:                0         

Absent:             1         

 

 

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2007-190

 

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING APPROPRIATION TRANSFER

 

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

 

            NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey that the transfers in the amount of $13,346.00 be made in the 2007 budget as attached.

 

Current Fund:

From:               Salary & Wage Adjustment                   $13,346.00

 

To:                                                                                           Reason

General Admin S&W                   $   440.00             2007 Salary Increase

Municipal Clerk S&W                  $1,800.00            2007 Salary Increase

Finance S&W                              $   220.00             2007 Salary Increase

Tax Collection S&W                    $   240.00             2007 Salary Increase

Tax Assessor  S&W                    $   240.00             2007 Salary Increase

Emergency Management S&W     $     15.00            2007 Salary Increase

Fire Official S&W                        $   251.00             2007 Salary Increase

Streets & Roads S&W                $   700.00              2007 Salary Increase

Recycling S&W                           $     40.00              2007 Salary Increase

Utilities-Electricity                        $   500.00               Rate Increase

Utilities-Telephone                       $   500.00               Usage

Utilities-Gasoline                          $2,600.00               Rate Increase

Social Security OE                       $2,100.00              2007 Salary Increase

Municipal Court S&W                 $3,700.00              2007 Salary Increase

 

Offered By:                  C/Carr

                                               

Seconded By:               C/Robilotti

 

C/Soden

 

C/Carr

 

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

                Nays:                        None

            Abstain:                         None

 Absent:                         C/Cooke

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2007-191

 

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:

 

Water Dept.. – New Lime Tanks - $4,987.74

Purchased From:

USA Blue Book

P.O. Box 9004

Gurnee, IL 60031-9004

 

            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/Simon

 

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

                 Nays:               None

             Abstain:               None

              Absent:               C/Cooke

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2007-192

 

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. – (10) Tires - $839.52

 

Purchased From:

B & S Tire

3417 Route 9

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/Leonardis

                 Nays:               None

             Abstain:               None

              Absent:               C/Cooke

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2007-193

 

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 $9,020.99

are hereby authorized to be processed into purchase orders on November 28, 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/Simon

 

Seconded By:               C/Robilotti

 

C/Carr

 

Laurie Finger, Borough Administrator

 

C/Carr

 

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

                 Nays:               None

             Abstain:               None

              Absent:               C/Cooke

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2007-194

 

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 $348,656.86

                   are hereby authorized to be paid on November 28, 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/Leonardis

                 Nays:               None

             Abstain:               None

              Absent:               C/Cooke

 

Discussion Item – Parking Amendments

 

Mayor Reynolds states there are conflicting Ordinances as to what we are actually trying to do, some signage is missing.   Do we want to address this tonight?

 

C/Carr

 

Mayor Reynolds states he is proposing No Parking on either side of the street from 6:00am to 6:00pm. Monday thru Friday; parking on both sides of the street weekends only.

 

Discussion continues between Mayor Reynolds and Council.

 

Mayor Reynolds asks Laurie Finger, Borough Administrator to have Rick Guffanti, Public Works Department check every sign in borough that is faded or missing and have them replaced.

 

Peter Gorbatuk, Acting Municipal Clerk

 

Mayor Reynolds states the following:

 

Mayor Reynolds asks Peter Gorbatuk, Acting Municipal Clerk to check New Jersey State Law on setbacks from corners. Parking amendment discussion will continue at the December 17, 2007 Council Meeting.

 

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, 1A Victory Drive

 

Mayor Reynolds states there will be no trucks over 4 tons except local deliveries. All trucks from Industrial Park will exit from Pine Street.

 

Bill Stipple, Irving Street

 

Mayor Reynolds states the parking restriction will stay as is on Hamilton Street.

 

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 Sovereign and Elon; 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/Robilotti

 

Seconded By:                   C/Simon

 

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

                   Nays:          None

                Absent:          C/Cooke

               Abstain:          None

 

The time being  8:41 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  8:58   P.M.

 

Adjournment

 

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

 

The time being 8:59 P.M.

 

 

January 9, 2008

Approved by Governing Body                                          Acting Municipal Clerk