** AGENDA **

 

September 26, 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 – August 8, 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. 2007-15 – First Reading & Introduction

Bond Ordinance Providing for the Reconstruction of Dey Street From Harrison Avenue to Main Street

 

B.         Resolution No. 2007-161

            Amending 2007 Capital Budget

                       

C.        Resolution No. 2007-162

            Authorization of Services Over $800.00

            Fall Festival Rides

 

D.         Resolution No. 2007-163           

            Authorization to Cancel Taxes – Block 13, Lot 19

 

E.         Resolution No. 2007-164

            Authorizing Approval of Department Requisitions

 

F.                  Resolution No. 2007-165

Authorizing Payment of Borough Bills

 

9.            Tax Collector’s Report – August 2007

 

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

 

Mayor Reynolds called the meeting to order at 7:33 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, 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 August 8, 2007 was offered by C/Soden and seconded by C/Simon.   Passed on the following roll call:

 

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

                      Nayes:    None

                     Absent:    None

                    Abstain:    C/Carr

 

Committee Reports

 

C/Leonardis

·        Committee reports were emailed to Mayor Reynolds and Council; copies are available for the public. 

 

C/Cooke

 

Laurie Finger, Borough Administrator

 

C/Robilotti

C/Carr

 

Sgt. Peter Cooke

 

Discussion between Mayor Reynolds, Council, and Sgt. Peter Cooke continues regarding Internet service at headquarters.

 

C/Robilotti continues

 

 

Laurie Finger, Borough Administrator

 

Peter Gorbatuk, Acting Municipal Clerk

 

 

C/Soden

 

C/Carr

 

Mayor Reynolds states the purpose of the metal detector was to exclude any potential weapons not bags, briefcases, etc.

 

Discussion continues between Mayor Reynolds, Council and Stuart Moskovitz, Borough Attorney.

 

C/Carr

 

Mayor Reynolds asks Laurie Finger, Borough Administrator what we are budgeted for?

 

Laurie Finger, Borough Administrator

 

Mayor Reynolds states we will have to make transfers from other line accounts by November 1st to make up the difference for November Council meeting.  Asks Council for consensus. Consensus of Council is unanimous.

 

C/Carr

·        C/Carr reads aloud letter received from Chief Niziolek regarding the purchase of Crown Victoria car, which is no longer available.  A limited number of partially outfitted Dodge Charger Police Packages are available but we would still need to add bars, computer mount radios, lights and lettering. The cost of vehicle lease is $8,168.22, which falls within the projected budget.  Would like consensus from Council.

 

Discussion continues between Mayor Reynolds and Council. 

 

Laurie Finger, Borough Administrator

·        We need to make sure the Dodge is on State Contract.

 

Consensus of Council is unanimous.

 

C/Carr

·        Chief Niziolek applied for the Drunk Driving Enforcement Fund.  We were granted $1,085.48.

·        Several complaints have been made regarding unsafe roads and potholes.

·        Received Overtime Report from Chief Niziolek.

·        Tuesday, September 25th met with Steering Team for Sustainable Design Assistance Grant.  We will be meeting one more time on October 10th before the team comes in. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Sustainable Design Assessment Team (SDAT) will be conducting its official visit on October 22-24th. All residents, business and agencies are encouraged to attend.

 

C/Simon

·        Nothing at this time.

 

Correspondence

 

Peter Gorbatuk, Acting Municipal Clerk

·        Letters have gone out to Dey Street and Victory Street residents via Certified Mail notifying them of Ordinance 2007-14.

·        Sub Committee will be meeting October 1st at 7:00AM regarding Englishtown roads.

 

C/Carr 

·        States she is on Sub Committee and was not notified that there was a meeting scheduled for that morning and will not be able to attend.

 

Peter Gorbatuk, Acting Municipal Clerk

·        States we can reschedule.

 

C/Carr

·        Ask that she be informed on what happens and when next meeting is scheduled.

 

Mayor Reynolds asks who are the members on the Sub Committee?

 

Peter Gorbatuk, Acting Municipal Clerk

1.      Rick Guffanti

2.      Chief Niziolek

3.      Myself

4.      Mayor Reynolds

5.      Harry Soden (which has just informed council that he no longer wants to be involved).

 

C/Carr

·        States C/Robilotti and myself are on the committee.

 

Cindy Robilotti

·        States she cannot attend meeting.

Mayor Reynolds states he will be able to attend and would like someone else in attendance.

 

Peter Gorbatuk, Acting Municipal Clerk

 

At this time Resolution 2007-167 Canceling October 24th Council meeting is added to Agenda.

 

Peter Gorbatuk, Acting Municipal Clerk

 

 

Public Portion – Agenda Items

 

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

 

Kathy, Englishtown resident

 

Peter Gorbatuk, Acting Municipal Clerk

·        Letter has gone out regarding Victory Drive, which will be done next year.

C/Simon

·        We received a grant three years in a row and will have to apply for another one.  We may not receive the grant.

 

Kathy, Englishtown resident

 

C/Simon

Mayor Reynolds states this will be contingent on the cost of asphalt at that time and if grant is received.

 

C/Soden

 

At this time 8:02 C/Carr receives an emergency call from daughter and leaves.

 

Sergeant Cooke

 

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

 

New Business

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN                 First Reading & Introduction

BOND ORDINANCE NO. 2007-15

BOND ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF DEY STREET FROM HARRISON AVENUE TO MAIN STREET, APPROPRIATING $230,000 THEREFOR AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $68,500 BONDS AND NOTES TO FINANCE A PORTION OF THE COSTS THEREOF, AUTHORIZED IN AND BY THE BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN, IN THE COUNTY OF MONMOUTH, NEW JERSEY

BE IT ORDAINED by the BOROUGH COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN, IN THE COUNTY OF MONMOUTH, STATE OF NEW JERSEY (not less than two-thirds of all members thereof affirmatively concurring), AS FOLLOWS:

           Section 1.                                The improvements described in Section 3 of this bond ordinance are hereby authorized as general improvements to be undertaken in and by the Borough of Englishtown, in the County of Monmouth, New Jersey (the “Borough”).  For the improvements or purposes described in Section 3, there is hereby appropriated the sum of $230,000, said sum being inclusive of all appropriations heretofore made therefor and including $150,000 grant funds expected to be received from the New Jersey Department of Transportation and the sum of $11,500 down payment for said purposes as required by the Local Bond Law, N.J.S.A. 40A-2-1 et seq. The down payment is now available by virtue of provision for down payment or for capital improvement purposes in the Capital Improvement Fund of one or more of the previously adopted budgets.

Section 2.         In order to finance the costs of said improvements or purposes not provided for by the application of the down payment, negotiable bonds are hereby authorized to be issued in the principal amount not to exceed $68,500, pursuant to the Local Bond Law.  In anticipation of the issuance of said bonds and to temporarily finance said improvements or purposes, negotiable bond anticipation notes are hereby authorized to be issued pursuant to and within the limitations prescribed by the Local Bond Law.

Section 3.         (a)  The improvements hereby authorized and the purposes for which the obligations are to be issued consist of the reconstruction of Dey Street from Harrison Avenue to Main Street, together with all purposes necessary, incidental or appurtenant thereto, all as shown on and in accordance with contracts, plans, specifications or requisitions therefor on file with or through the Acting Municipal Clerk, as finally approved by the governing body of the Borough.

(b)  The estimated maximum amount of bonds or notes to be issued for the improvements or purposes described in Section 3(a) hereof is $68,500, as stated in Section 2 hereof.

(c)  The estimated cost of the improvements or purposes described in Section 3(a) hereof is $230,000, which is equal to the amount of the appropriation herein made therefor.  The excess of the appropriation of $230,000 over the estimated maximum amount of the bond or notes to be issued therefor being the amount of funds expected to be received from the New Jersey Department of Transportation and the $11,500 down payment for said purposes.

Section 4.         All bond anticipation notes issued hereunder shall mature at such times as may be determined by the chief financial officer of the Borough, provided that no note shall mature later than one (1) year from its date.  All notes issued hereunder may be renewed from time to time subject to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40A:2-8.  The notes shall bear interest at such rate or rates and be in such form as may be determined by the chief financial officer, who shall determine all matters in connection with notes issued pursuant to this ordinance, and the chief financial officer's signature upon the notes shall be conclusive evidence as to all such determinations.  The chief financial officer is hereby authorized to sell part or all of the notes from time to time at public or private sale and to deliver them to the purchasers thereof upon receipt of payment of the purchase price plus accrued interest from their dates to the date of delivery thereof.  The chief financial officer is directed to report in writing to the governing body at the meeting next succeeding the date when any sale or delivery of such notes occurs, such report shall include the amount, the description, the interest rate and the maturity schedule of the notes sold, the price obtained and the name of the purchaser.

Section 5.         The following additional matters are hereby determined, declared, recited and stated:              (a) The improvements or purposes described in Section 3 of this bond ordinance are not a current expense and are improvements or purposes that the Borough may lawfully undertake as a general improvement, and no part of the cost thereof has been or shall be specially assessed on property specially benefited thereby.

(b)  The average period of usefulness of the improvements or purposes, within the limitations of the Local Bond Law and taking into consideration the amount of the obligations authorized for said purposes, according to the reasonable life thereof computed from the date of the bonds authorized by this bond ordinance, is fifteen (15) years.

(c)  The Supplemental Debt Statement required by the Local Bond Law has been duly prepared and filed in the office of the Municipal Clerk, and a complete executed duplicate thereof has been filed in the office of the Director of the Division of Local Government Services in the Department of Community Affairs of the State of New Jersey.  Such Statement shows that the gross debt of the Borough as defined in the Local Bond Law is increased by the authorization of the $68,500 Bonds and notes provided in this bond ordinance and the obligations authorized herein will be within all debt limitations prescribed by that Law.

(d)  An aggregate amount not exceeding $60,000 for interest on said obligations, costs of issuing said obligations, engineering costs, legal fees and other items of expense listed in and permitted under N.J.S.A. 40A:2-20 is included as part of the cost of said improvements and is included in the estimated cost indicated herein for said improvements.

(e)  To the extent that moneys of the Borough are used to finance, on an interim basis, costs of said improvements or purposes, the Borough reasonably expects such costs to be paid or reimbursed with the proceeds of obligations issued pursuant hereto.

           Section 6.                   The capital budget of the Borough is hereby amended to conform with the provisions of this ordinance to the extent of any inconsistency herewith.  The resolution in the form promulgated by the Local Finance Board showing full detail of the amended capital budget and capital program as approved by the Director of the Division of Local Government Services is on file with the Municipal Clerk and is available there for public inspection.

           Section 7.                   Any grant or similar moneys from time to time received by the Borough for the improvements or purposes described in Section 3 hereof, shall be applied either to direct payment of the cost of the improvements or to payment of the obligations issued pursuant to this ordinance.  The amount of obligations authorized but not issued hereunder shall be reduced to the extent that such funds are received and so used.

           Section 8.                   The full faith and credit of the Borough are hereby pledged to the punctual payment of the principal of and the interest on the obligations authorized by this bond ordinance.  The obligations shall be direct, unlimited obligations of the Borough, and, unless paid from other sources, the Borough shall be obligated to levy ad valorem taxes upon all the taxable property within the Borough for the payment of the obligations and the interest thereon without limitation as to rate or amount.

           Section 9.                   This bond ordinance shall take effect twenty (20) Days after the first publication thereof after final adoption, as provided by the Local Bond Law.

 

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

 

Offered By:                  C/Soden

 

Seconded By:               C/Simon

 

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

                  Nays:          None

 Abstain:          None

  Absent:         C/Carr

 

Peter Gorbatuk, Acting Municipal Clerk, states the Public Hearing and Adoption on Bond Ordinance No. 2007-15 is scheduled for the October 10, 2007 Council Meeting, 7:30 p.m. at Borough Hall. 

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2007-161

           

RESOLUTION AMENDING 2007 CAPITAL BUDGET

 

            WHEREAS, the Borough Council of the Borough of Englishtown desires to amend the 2007 Capital Budget of said municipality by inserting or correcting therein as shown in such budget for the following reason:

Reconstruction of Dey Street

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Borough Council of the Borough of Englishtown as follows:

 

SECTION 1.   The 2007 Capital Budget of the Borough of Englishtown is hereby amended by correcting thereto a Schedule to read as follows:

 

Amendment No. 1

Capital Budget of the

Borough of Englishtown

County of Monmouth, New Jersey

 

Projects Scheduled for 2007

Reconstruction of Dey Street

Method of Financing

 

Project                 Estimated                   Capital          Grants in Aid        Debt

No.                       Total Cost                  Impr. Fund          and Other Funds         Authorized             

01                        $230,000.00                $11,500.00           $150,000.00            $68,500.00

           

SECTION 2.   The Clerk is authorized and directed to file a certified copy of this resolution with the Borough Chief Financial Officer, Borough Auditor and two (2) certified copies to the Director, Division of Local Government Services, Department of Community Affairs, State of New Jersey, within three days after the adoption of this project, to be included in the 2007 Capital Budget as adopted.

 

Offered by:              C/Soden

 

Seconded by:            C/Robilotti

 

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

                 Nays:     None

              Abstain:     None

               Absent:     C/Carr 

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2007-162

 

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:

Fall Festival Rides - $2200.00

 

Services From:

JPZ Entertainment

1 Jeanine Court

Manalapan, 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/Robilotti      

 

Seconded By:               C/Simon

 

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

                  Nays:           None

              Abstain:            None

               Absent:          C/Carr

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2007-163

 

AUHTORIZATION TO CANCEL 2007 TAXES

BLOCK 13, LOT 19

 

WHEREAS, N.J.S.A. 54:4-3.30 provides allowance of 100% totally disabled Veteran Tax Exemption; and

 

WHEREAS, the Tax Collector of the Borough of Englishtown has received the appropriate medical documentation from Susan Porter for the allowance of a 100% Totally Disabled Veteran Exemption of Taxes for Block 13, Lot 19 located at 16 Tennent Avenue for the year 2007 (ref: Resolution No. 2007-154); and

 

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, a cancellation of property tax for the year 2007 in the amount of $4098.47; 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/Soden         

 

Seconded By:               C/Robilotti

 

C/Soden

 

Laurie Finger, Borough Administrator

 

Mayor Reynolds asks Laurie Finger, Borough Administrator to look into this further.

 

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

                Nays:          None

             Abstain:          None

             Absent:           C/Carr

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2007-164

 

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 $6,134.68

are hereby authorized to be processed into purchase orders on September 26, 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

 

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

                   Nays:         None

               Abstain:          None

    Absent:         C/Carr

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2007-165

 

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 $424,943.47

                   are hereby authorized to be paid on September 26, 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/Robilotti, C/Cooke, C/Leonardis

                   Nays:          None

               Abstain:           None

                Absent:          C/Carr

 

At this time the following Resolutions are added to the agenda:

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2007-166

 

AUTHORIZING CHANGE IN MONETARY AMOUNT

OF RECREATION PETTY CASH FUND

 

            WHEREAS, N.J.S.A. 40A:5-21 authorizes the establishment of a Petty Cash Fund; and

 

            WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Governing Body of the Borough of Englishtown, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey, that the petty cash fund for the Recreation Committee be increased from $100.00 to $1,000.00.

 

            NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Governing Body of the Borough of Englishtown, County of Monmouth hereby authorizes such action

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that two copies of this resolution be filed with the Division of Local Government Services, New Jersey Department of Community Affairs for approval.

 

Offered by:                   C/Soden

 

Seconded by:               C/Robilotti

 

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

                   Nays:         None

               Abstain:          None

                Absent:         C/Carr

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2007-167

 

AUTHORIZING CANCELLATION OF

OCTOBER 24, 2007 COUNCIL MEETING

 

            WHEREAS, the Borough of Englishtown has been chosen to work with the Sustainable Design Assessment Team (SDAT) through a grant application; and

 

            WHEREAS, the SDAT is sponsored by the American Institute of Architects; and

 

            WHEREAS, this team works with community decision makers, and stakeholders to help them develop a vision and framework for a sustainable future; and

 

             WHEREAS, SDAT has also been seeking out input from businesses, and citizens of Englishtown, which will conclude with a Town Meeting on October 24, 2007 at 7:30 PM at 15 Main Street, in the Council Chambers; and

 

            WHEREAS, this date, time and place being the same as the Borough of Englishtown’s regularly scheduled Council Meeting of October 24, 2007 at 7:30 PM 15 Main Street, Council Chambers does create a conflict.

 

            NOW,THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown deem it necessary to cancel their regularly scheduled meeting of October 24, 2007 to meet the needs of the SDAT.

 

Offered by:                   C/Soden

 

Seconded by:               C/Robilotti

 

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

                   Nays:       None

               Abstain:        None

                Absent:       C/Carr

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2007-168

 

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:

Court – Garrett Metal Detector - $3,895.95

 

Purchased From:

Uniform & Accessories Warehouse

Northridge, CA

 

            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/Robilotti      

 

Seconded By:               C/Simon

 

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

                  Nays:         None

              Abstain:          None

               Absent:          C/Carr

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2007-169

 

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. – 2007 Dodge Charger Patrol Vehicle - $8,168.22

 

Purchased From:

Ford Credit Dept. of Detroit

 

            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/Leonardis

 

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

                  Nays:    None

              Abstain:     None

               Absent:     C/Carr

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2007-170

 

AUTHORIZING 12:00P.M. CLOSING OF MUNICIPAL BUILDING

ON CHRISTMAS EVE AND NEW YEARS EVE

 

            WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown wanting to make the closing hours of Christmas Eve and New Years Eve more definitive; and

 

            WHEREAS, if these days fall on a Monday through Thursday Mayor and Council shall be presented with a Resolution for their approval, for the early closing of Borough Offices.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown for the calendar year of 2007 authorize the closing of the Municipal Building on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve at 12:00 PM.

 

Offered By:                  C/Cooke       

 

Seconded By:               C/Simon

 

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

                  Nays:          None

              Abstain:          None

               Absent:          C/Carr

 

Tax Collectors Report                        Month of August, 2007

 

                                                            Taxes, 2008                            $270.13

                                                            Taxes, 2007                     $905,526.12

                                                            Interest on Taxes                      $394.24

                                                            Duplicate Bill Fees                     $70.00

 

                                                            Total                                  $906,259.49

 

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.

 

Kathy Bean, 7 Main Street,

 

Mayor Reynolds states that this is a Planning Board issue.  

 

Kathy Bean

 

Mayor Reynolds states she will have to call Cecilia Hecht during borough business hours from 8:00am to 4:00pm and request being placed on the agenda .

 

 C/Soden

 

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

 

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

 

Offered By:                  C/Soden

 

Seconded By:               C/Simon

 

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

                   Nays:          None

                Absent:           C/Carr

               Abstain:           None

 

The time being 8:22 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/Simon. Passed unanimously.

 

The time being 9:14 P.M.        

 

Adjournment

 

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

 

The time being 9:15 P.M.

 

 

November 14, 2007

Approved by Governing Body                                          Acting Municipal Clerk