** AGENDA **

 

October 22, 2008

 

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.        Committee Reports

 

5.        Correspondence

 

6.         Borough Engineer’s Monthly Report – October 2008

 

7.         Public Hearing – Release of Performance Bond – Baker Residential

 

   8.   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.

 

     9.   New Business

 

A.        Ordinance No. 2008-11 – First Reading & Introduction  

Amending Chapter 1.30 Entitled “Personnel Policies”

 

B.        Resolution No. 2008-181

                        Designation of Salaries

 

C.        Resolution No. 2008-182

Creating Public Parking for Commuters

 

D.         Resolution No. 2008-183

                                    Granting Approval for Raffle Application No. RA 2008-02                                                                                 for Knights of Columbus

                  

                        E.         Resolution No. 2008-184

                                    Authorization of Services Over $800

                                    Water Dept. – Water Main Break on Dey Street

 

F.                  Resolution No. 2008-185

Authorization of Purchases Over $800

Police Dept. – Laptop Computers

 

G.         Resolution No. 2008-186

Opposing Proposed Toll Increases on New Jersey Toll Roads

 

H.         Resolution No. 2008-187

Opposing State-Mandated COAH Housing

 

I.                    Resolution No. 2008-188

Authorizing Approval of Department Requisitions

 

J.            Resolution No. 2008-189

            Authorizing Payment of Borough Bills

 

K.                Resolution No. 2008-190

Authorizing Release of Performance Bond

Baker Residential – Oxford Crossing Project

 

            10.            Tax Collector’s Report – September 2008

 

11.       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.

           

            12.       Executive Session

 

            13.       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:           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.

 

C/Cooke arrived at 7:34 P.M.

 

Committee Reports

 

Administration, Finance & Personnel

Councilwoman Leonardis reports:

·        Informs Council that her email is no longer valid and will advise of her new email on Monday.

 

Code Enforcement, Public Health, Welfare & Public Events

Councilwoman Cooke reports:

 

Public Safety

Councilwoman Robilotti reports:

 

Public Utilities

Councilman Soden has nothing to report:

 

Public Buildings & Grounds

Councilwoman Carr reports:

Legislative, Insurance & Licenses

Councilman Simon reports: 

 

Correspondence

 

Peter Gorbatuk, Acting Municipal Clerk

 

Borough Engineer’s Month Report for October, 2008

 

Borough Engineer’s Report is as follows:

 

COAH

Mayor Reynolds has appointed a committee to work with the Borough’s Planners to complete the Housing Element and Affordable Housing Plan to satisfy COAH’s Round 3.

A draft plan has been distributed.  Additional work needs to be completed to finalize plan.

 

Plan Endorsement & Center Designation

The Borough met with the State Office of Smart Growth (OSG), and other State Agencies on Tuesday, March 4th regarding Plan Endorsement & Center Designation.  OSG recommended that the borough proceed with the process by completing a Self-Assessment Report. Upon completion OSG will renew the Borough of Englishtown’s center designation for one year.

 

DOT

 

Conrail

Tom Herits, Borough Engineer reviewed the exposed drainage pipe and sinkhole located on the East side of South Main Street at the RR Crossing with Bernie Mailey of Conrail.  It is Conrail’s position that when the Borough extended the existing pipe as part of South Main Street improvements the Borough became responsible for the maintenance of the said pipe. Tom Herits, Borough Engineer will review this matter with Public Works.  In addition, he will reviewed this with the Manalapan Engineer to be possibly included with the Highbridge Road/Iron Ore Road project.

 

DOT Application FY2009

Applications were submitted June 2008 for improvements for Victory Drive and Center Street, pedestrian crosswalk lighting systems for Main Street, continuation of curb and sidewalk on Park Avenue, Conover Street and South Main Street.  This year’s applications were submitted on-line through the DCA’s SAGE system.

 

Monmouth County

Tom Herits, Borough Engineer reviewed the drainage impacts on Victory Drive, from Tennent Avenue with County Engineer.  The County may be willing to make a contribution to drainage improvements on Victory Drive and will make a commitment upon reviewing the scope of work, the borough’s receipt of grants and other sources of funding.

 

The borough reviewed the proposed Highbridge Road/Iron Ore Road and Park Avenue/Canover Road improvements and the Manalapan/Englishtown road swap with Manalapan May and Engineer.  The borough decided not to enter into an agreement with the County and Manalapan.

 

Meeting with County Engineer on August 6th regarding the status of the MN-30 bridge reconstruction and it appears that construction will commence in November. Met with the County Engineer regarding the vacation of Lasatta Avenue and the construction of MN-30.  The County requires a construction easement for the term of the bridge construction and will coordinate with the Borough and Knights of Columbus.

 

CDBG

CDBG is soliciting applications for projects for the next program year.  The borough itself is ineligible due to the recent census data.  However, the borough could apply for funds for projects related to ADA access to municipally owned property, ADA playground equipment, etc.

 

Monitoring Wells @ Landfill

Yearly sampling and analysis have been completed. Completed reports and paperwork have been forwarded to the DEP.

 

Shuttle Bus

Monroe Township Administrator’s Office, and Monroe is not interested in sharing their shuttle bus service at this time.

 

Development Projects

  1. Oxford Crossing – Minor punch list items remain to be addressed. The developer is scheduled to appear at the October 22nd Council meeting regarding release of their performance bond.
  2. Quick Chek – Minor punch list items remain to be addressed, a public hearing will be required for the performance bond release. Adjacent property owner has submitted a report regarding the conditions of home as a result of the Quick Check construction.  Developer has requested a release of their performance bond for the November 12th meeting.
  3. Village Center – ongoing
  4. Elon – Status should be reviewed with Stuart Moskovitz, Borough Attorney.
  5. Knights of Columbus – Submitted application to the Joint Planning/Zoning Board for a new building.  The Joint Board will require the vacation of Lasatta Avenue before hearing the application.  We have met with the County Engineer regarding this issue.
  6. Ahl’e Baith – Submitted application to the Joint Planing/Zoning Board for a new building on the old Chomko property.
  7. Reagor – Subdivision on Lasatta Avenue, west of the English Club appeared before Joint Planning/Zoning Board and they suggested that the developer reduce the number of proposed lots.  The developer has withdrawn the application.

 

Public Hearing – Release of Performance Bond for Baker Residential

 

Mayor Reynolds requests a motion to open Public Hearing on Release of Performance Bond for Baker Residential.

 

A motion to open public hearing was offered by C/Carr and seconded by C/Simon.  Passed unanimously.

 

ToniAnne Morano, Board Member of Oxford Crossing

·        Our development still has litigation issues that we need to work out with Baker and feels they should not get their bond back.

 

Mike Calamiza, President of Oxford Crossing Board

·        Engineer’s report is in the process of being written and will be finished the end of this week or next week.  We are concerned that if the bond is released we will not have the leverage that will require the builder to address the issues that our residents have raised.

 

Mayor Reynolds states if the areas that you are talking about are not covered by performance bond then those items will not be addressed.  If the items are in the performance bond and the builder has not met them, then we will withhold the release of bond.

 

C/Carr

·        Are you aware of what is covered by bond?

 

Mike Calamiza

·        We have not received any information of what items are listed in the bond.

 

Mayor Reynolds states if there are concerns, we as a Council will hold the bond until you receive the required information. 

 

Stuart Moskovitz, Borough Attorney

·        Performance Bond is strictly for public improvements.  That would be roadwork, sewers, culverts, sidewalks, etc.  If you have not received a list then it is arguable that the list may in fact include public items on it that would be covered by the Performance Bond.  But until you are comfortable with the list you are not in a position to agree or disagree. For that reason we are holding the Performance Bond with the possibility that there may be items covered by the Performance Bond that are part of your concerns.

 

Mayor Reynolds asks that someone from the association contact Peter Gorbatuk, Acting Municipal Clerk and he will contact the Engineer to send out documents. We will release Performance Bond when all items on punch list are satisfied.

 

Mayor Reynolds requests motion to close the public hearing.

 

A motion to close the public hearing was offered by C/Carr and seconded by C/Robilotti.  Passed unanimously.

 

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

 

New Business

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN                 FIRST READING & INTRODUCTION

ORDINANCE NO. 2008-11

 

ORDINANCE AMENDING

CHAPTER 1.30

OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN ENTITLED

“PERSONNEL POLICIES”

 

WHEREAS, the Borough Council of the Borough of Englishtown passed a resolution adopting a personnel policy regarding procedures for Borough employees; and

 

WHEREAS, the Borough desires to assure that its personnel policy is consistent with its personnel ordinances;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Borough Council of the Borough of Englishtown that Chapter 1.30 of the Code of the Borough of Englishtown is hereby amended as follows:

 

1.         Section 1.30.01 shall be replaced in its entirety by the following:

 

1.30.01 Right to create positions and policy.

 

The Council reserves the right, in its discretion, upon the recommendation of the Mayor, to create any new positions, specifically, the number of employees in each category and determination of the dates of any such position, and establish the normal hours of work for each such position.

 

2.         Section 1.30.03 shall be replaced in its entirety by the following:

 

1.30.03 Leaves of absence for service in the armed forces.

 

A. Any full time employee who is a member of the reserve component of any United States armed force or the National Guard of any state who is required to report for active duty shall be granted a military leave of absence for the duration of such service.

 

B. The first thirty (30) workdays of such leave for all such employees shall be with full pay except those who are members of the New Jersey National Guard who shall receive full pay for the first ninety (90) work days. The Borough reserves the right to provide additional pay during this period as set forth in the personnel policy.

 

C. Such paid leave shall not be counted against any available time off, including, but not limited to, vacation, sick or personal time.

 

D. Any full-time temporary employee who has served less than one year shall not be entitled to paid leave, but shall be granted non-paid military leave without loss of time.

 

E. Employees on military service leave will continue to received paid health insurance for the period of paid leave plus an additional thirty calendar days subsequent to the expiration of paid leave. Subsequent to that, the employee shall be subject to COBRA benefits. Members enrolled in the State administered retirement programs will continue accruing serve and salary credit during the period of paid leave.

 

F. The employee and the Borough are subject to the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Rights Act regarding reinstatement.

 

3.         Section 1.30.04 shall be replaced in its entirety with the following:

 

1.30.04. Workers’ Compensation.

 

The Borough will cover job related injuries and illnesses as set forth in the personnel policy of the Borough of Englishtown, provided that the occupational injury or illness is reported immediately to the supervisor or Department Head, all required medical treatment was performed by a Workers’ Compensation Physician appointed by the joint insurance fund and other terms and conditions set forth in the personnel policy have been met.

 

Additionally, the Borough will supplement any payments received as workers compensation for temporary disability to equal an employee’s full salary for up to one year during the period the employee remains temporarily disabled under workers’ compensation.

 

Vacation and sick leave do not accrue while an employee is out on approved Workers’ Compensation leave.

 

4.         Section 1.30.05 shall be replaced in its entirety by the following:

 

1.30.05 Health Insurance.

 

A. The Mayor and Council hereby elect to participate in providing health insurance, including medical, dental and prescription insurance, for all non-temporary full time personnel.

 

B. In any given year, the Council may by resolution, provide that employees will be required to pay a portion of health insurance benefits.

 

C. All coverage will become effective on the first day of the calendar month following 60 days of employment. All terminations will be effective on the last day of the month when an employee leaves his job. Upon termination of employment, a former employee shall notify the Borough in writing as set forth in the personnel policy as to whether the employee has opted to continue medical coverage under COBRA provisions.

 

5.         Section 1.30.06 shall be replaced in its entirety by the following:

 

1.30.06 Sick days.

 

Each salaried employee shall be permitted ten (10) sick days per year which may not be accumulated on an annual basis. Use and proration of entitlement shall be as set forth in the personnel policy.

 

6.         Section 1.30.07 shall be replaced in its entirety by the following:

 

Salaried employees who have completed a 90 day probationary period of employment will receive annual vacation leave as follows:

One day for each full month of service during the first calendar year. 12 vacation days per year, earned at a rate of 1 day per month for the second through fifth years of service. 15 vacation days per year earned at a rate of 1.25 days per month for the sixth through tenth years of service. 20 vacation days per year earned at a rate of 1.67 days per month for the eleventh through fifteenth years of service. 20 vacation days plus one additional day for each year of service above fifteen years of service, up to a maximum of 30 vacation days earned at a rate of 1/12 of the annual vacation entitlement per month.

 

All vacation time is subject to the procedural requirements and limitations set forth in the personnel policy.

 

7.         Section 130.08 shall be replaced in its entirety by the following:

 

Salaried employees who have completed a 90-day probationary period of employment will receive three personal days per year, credited on January 1st of each calendar year, all of which are forfeited at the end of the calendar year. Such personal time may be taken in ½ day increments. Employees hired prior to July 1st of any calendar year are entitled to the three personal days for that calendar year upon completion of the 90-day probationary period. Use and proration of personal days shall be as set forth in the personnel policy.

 

8.         Section 1.30.09 shall be replaced in its entirety by the following:

 

1.30.09 Miscellaneous leaves of absence.

 

A. Bereavement leave. In the event of a death in the immediate family of the employee, the employee shall be granted three (3) days leave with pay per incident within the State of New Jersey. Employees needing to travel beyond three hundred (300) miles may be granted an additional to (2) days leave for travel time upon proper documentation. “Immediate family” shall be defined by the personnel policy.

 

B. Family medical leave. Family/medical leave will be considered based upon the New Jersey Family Leave Act, on a case-by-case basis, in accordance with the personnel policy, including applicability, ramifications and procedure for obtaining same.

 

C. Maternity leave. Employees of the Borough are eligible for unpaid leave of absence for maternity as set forth in New Jersey and federal law and regulations (including paternity leave). In addition to granted maternity leave, employees may extend the leave time through vacation, sick and compensatory time. Employees taking maternity or paternity leave shall continue to be eligible for paid health insurance coverage under the Borough policy.

 

D. Extended personal leave. Employees may be granted a personal leave of absence for up to one (1) year at the sole discretion of the Borough Council if the leave does not cause undue operational disruption. The leave must include the use of any accrued vacation and sick leave time, regardless of the length of leave requested. The portion of the leave that extends beyond vacation and sick leave time will be without pay or longevity credit. In exception circumstances, the Borough Council may extend a leave of absence for an additional six months, if such extension is considered in the best interests of the Borough. All such grants of leave shall be in accordance with and subject to the ramifications and procedure set forth in the personnel policy.

 

E. Jury duty/Witness subpoena. Employees summoned for jury duty shall be paid their regular rate of pay (but not expenses) by the Borough. Any compensation received by the employee as a juror shall be returned to the Borough. Employees who appear in a civil or criminal case pursuant to a subpoena will be paid in full if the case involves their official capacity. In the event the case does not involve their official capacity, the Borough will exercise its discretion in determining whether to grant a paid leave of absence.

 

9.         Section 1.30.10 shall be replaced in its entirety by the following:

 

1.30.10  Compensatory time and overtime.

 

A. The Department Head or Borough Administrator shall determine whether an employee will receive overtime pay or compensatory time, except where inconsistent with a labor contract, for all hours worked in excess of the normal hours per week for the position. All such compensatory time shall be calculated in accordance with and subject to the procedures and limitations set forth in the personnel policy.

 

B. All employees are subject to being required to work overtime in accordance with the personnel policy. Payment for such overtime and the procedures and limitations therefore shall be as set forth in the personnel policy.

 

10.       Section 1.30.11 shall be replaced in its entirety by the following:

 

1.30.11  Paid holidays.

 

A. Unless otherwise provided in a labor contract, Borough employees are entitled to the following paid holidays:

 

                        New Year’s Day                               ** General Election Day

                        Martin Luther King’s Birthday            Veteran’s Day

                        President’s Day                                   Thanksgiving Day

                        Good Friday                                      Friday after Thanksgiving

                        Memorial Day                                    ½ Day Christmas Eve (falling on Mon-Thurs. only)

                        Independence Day                              Christmas Day

                                Labor Day                                                        ½ Day New Years Eve (falling on Mon-Thurs. only)

                        Columbus Day                                     

                       

**General Election Day is a floating holiday. The Borough offices remain open. Employees who choose to work on that day are entitled to a compensatory day off at another time.      

B.  If a paid holiday falls on a Sunday, it will be observed on the following Monday. If a paid holiday falls on a Saturday, it will be observed on the preceding Friday.

 

C. If a paid holiday occurs while an employee is on approved vacation or sick leave, the employee shall not have that holiday charged as sick or vacation time.

 

D.  If a paid holiday occurs on the normal workday of a part-time employee, the employee is entitled to his/her regular part-time pay.

 

E.  When it is necessary for an employee to work on a paid holiday to maintain operations, the employee will be compensated in accordance with the policy manual provisions for overtime.

 

11.       Section 1.30.12 shall be deleted in its entirety and the section number shall be designated as “reserved.”

 

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED THAT All ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed to the extent of the inconsistency. 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.

 

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED THAT this Ordinance shall take effect upon publication in accordance with applicable law.

 

A motion to introduce the above titled Ordinance was offered by C/Simon and seconded by C/Carr

 

Stuart Moskovitz, Borough Attorney

·        At least meeting we took out the language about providing disability insurance. On page 51 of personnel policy is where that language came from which means   your personnel policy has to be fixed.

 

C/Robilotti

·        Do Part-time employees get paid holidays?

Laurie Finger, Borough Administrator replies yes.

First Reading and Introduction on Ordinance No.2008-11 was passed on the following roll call:

 

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

 

Peter Gorbatuk, Acting Municipal Clerk states the Public Hearing and Adoption on Ordinance No.2008-11 is scheduled for the November 12, 2008 Council Meeting, 7:30 p.m. at Borough Hall.

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

 

 

 

 

RESOLUTION NO. 2008-181

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DESIGNATION OF SALARIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown adopted

 

an Ordinance entitled  "An Ordinance establishing limits for salaries of the Employees

 

in the Borough of Englishtown, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey”; and

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHEREAS, said salaries provided certain ranges for the positions set forth; and

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that it is the determination of the Mayor

 

and Council of the Borough of Englishtown that annual salaries for said positions shall be fixed

 

as follows for the year 2008 unless otherwise indicated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Position

 

 

 

Annual Salary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Governing Body

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mayor

 

 $     2,750.00

 

 

 

 

Council

 

 $     2,500.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Municipal Clerk

Peter Gorbatuk

 

 $   44,557.80

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deputy Municipal Clerk p/t

Christine Robbins

 

 $          15.25

per hour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clerk Typist p/t

Louisa Gustafson

 

 $          10.61

per hour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Business Administrator

Laurie Finger

 

 $   22,324.22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chief Financial Officer

Laurie Finger

 

 $   22,324.22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finance Clerk

Jeanne Keevins

 

 $   35,020.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Court

 

 

 

 

 

 

Magistrate

Judge Newman

 

 $   16,550.04

 

 

                

 

 

 

 

 

 

Court Administrator

Patricia Wojnas

thru 4/30/08

 $   44,348.11

 

 

 

Court Administrator

Rosemary O’Donnell

eff 6/29/08

 

 $   42,000.00

 

 

 

 

Deputy Court Clerk

Diane Koellner

 

 $   21,754.22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deputy Clerk

Mary Kennedy

 

 $          11.04

per hour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dept. Public Works

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supervisor

Rick Guffanti

 

 $   47,078.37

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dept. Public Works

Kurt Knapp

 

 $           12.17

per hour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dept. Public Works

Wayne Krawiec

 

 $           12.42

per hour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water Department

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supervisor

Jim Mastrokalos

 

 $   13,669.48

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water Department

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clerk

Celia Hecht

 

 $   12,684.88

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sewer Department

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supervisor

Jim Mastrokalos

 

 $   13,669.48

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sewer Department

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clerk

Celia Hecht

 

 $   12,684.88

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recycling Coordinator

Rick Guffanti

 

 $     1,156.19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Housing Inspector

 

 

 

 

John Marini

 

 $     6,325.43

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fire Official/Inspector    Ed Miller

 

 $     7,964.49

 

 

 

Code Enforcement Officer

 

 $     5,309.65

 $13,274.14

 

 

           

Assistant Code Enforcement/Zoning Officer  

 $     4,986.24

 

 

P/T Fire Inspector          Ralph Kirkland

 

 $     1,406.37

 $  6,392.61

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tax Department

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tax Assessor

Sharon Hartman

 

 $     8,487.20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tax Collector

Janice Garcia

 

 $     8,930.03

 

 

 

 

Tax Clerk

Celia Hecht

 

 $     1,000.00

 

 

 

Planning/Zoning Bd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Secretary

Celia Hecht 

 

 

$     2,666.84

 

 

 

Emergency Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coordinator

Pete Cooke III

 

$     1,072.78

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Police Department

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chief

John Niziolek

 

$   79,553.27

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. 2008-182

 

RESOLUTION TO CREATE PUBLIC PARKING FOR COMMUTERS

 

            WHEREAS, the Borough recognizes a need for commuter parking for its residents; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Borough wishes to set aside a certain number of spaces for this purpose:

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown that the Borough will set aside five (5) parking spaces in the Hamilton Street Municipal Parking Lot to be used by commuters commencing January 1, 2009.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOVLED, that these spaces will be awarded annually based on a lottery of all submitted applications from Borough residents. To enable the award of these spaces in 2009, the Borough hereby authorizes the notification of all residents to submit applications for these five designated spaces in 2008, with a deadline to be set by the Borough Administrator of a date sufficient to enable the determination of the awardees. Said notification will advise the residents of any proposed fee for the permit, and further advise that the parking permit is limited to residents of the Borough. The actual award of parking spaces will be made at the reorganization meeting in 2009 by resolution. At that time, a tag will be issued to the vehicle and the fees set.

 

Offered By:                  C/Simon

 

Seconded By              C/Carr

 

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

     Nays:           C/Soden

             Abstain:            None

              Absent:            None

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2008-183

 

RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND GOVERNING BODY

GRANTING APPROVAL FOR RAFFLE APPLICATION NO. RA 2008-02

 

            WHEREAS, the Knights of Columbus, Council #5903 has applied to the Governing Body of the Borough of Englishtown for a raffle license for December 15, 2008; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Knights of Columbus, Council #5903 has paid all the proper fees to the Borough of Englishtown and submitted the proper fees to be forwarded to the Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Mayor and Governing Body of the Borough of Englishtown finds that the Knights of Columbus, Council #5903 is a qualified applicant and the members of the Knights of Columbus, Council #5903 are designated to conduct games of chance and are of good moral character and said members have never been convicted of a crime to the best of the Council’s knowledge; and

 

            WHEREAS, said games are to be conducted by the rules set forth by the Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission and the entire net proceeds are to be disposed of for a purpose permitted by the Raffle Licensing Law Act of 1954; and

 

            WHEREAS, there is satisfactory proof that the Knights of Columbus, Council #5903 will not make payment for the conducting of the game or assisting therein, except to the extent allowed by law; and

 

            WHEREAS, The Knights of Columbus, Council #5903 has stated that any rental to be paid for raffle equipment does conform to the schedule of authorized rentals prescribed by the rules of the Control Commission and the raffles equipment lessor, should there be one, has been approved by the Control Commission; and

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey that Raffle Application No. RA2008-02 for the Knights of Columbus, Council #5903 be approved as required by N.J.A.C. 13:47-4.11 and forwarded to the Legal Games of Chance Control Commission as prescribed by N.J.A.C. 13:47-4.3 (b); and

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of Raffle License RA2008-02 be forwarded by the Acting Municipal Clerk to the Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission for their review and determination; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, on the fifteenth day after Raffle Application No. RA2008-02 has been forwarded to the Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission with no objections received, Raffle License No. RA2008-02 may be issued to the Knights of Columbus, Council #5903 and copies of said license shall be distributed to the Licensee, the Acting Municipal Clerk, and the Borough of Englishtown Police Dept.

 

Offered By:                  C/Carr

                                   

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. 2008-184

 

AUTHORIZATION OF 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:

 

Emergency Repair of Water Main on Dey Street - $5,678.74

 

Purchased From:

Brenner Drainage & Excavating, Inc.

205 Dey Grove Road

Monroe Township, N.J.  08831

 

            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/Cooke, C/Leonardis

                  Nays:          None

              Abstain:           None

               Absent:           None

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2008-185

 

AUTHORIZATION OF PURCHASES 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:

 

(2) Laptop Computers – Police Dept. - $8,542.22

 

Purchased From:

CDW Government, Inc.

230 North Milwaukee Avenue

Vernon Hills, IL 60061

 

            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/Carr, C/Robilotti, C/Cooke, C/Leonardis

                  Nays:           None

              Abstain:            None

               Absent:            None

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2008-186

 

RESOLUTION OPPOSING PROPOSED TOLL INCREASES

ON NEW JERSEY’S TOLL ROADS

 

            WHEREAS, the New Jersey Turnpike Authority has introduced a plan to more than double tolls on the Garden State Parkway and the New Jersey Turnpike by the year 2012; and

 

            WHEREAS, Governor Jon Corzine has instructed the Turnpike Authority to scale back the plan, reducing the Authority’s $480 million dollar operating budget and come back with a new proposal prior to a public hearing scheduled for October 10, 2008; and

 

            WHEREAS, under the plan offered by the Turnpike Authority, the toll for a typical 23 mile trip on the Turnpike would rise from $1.20 to $1.80 next year, reach $2.70 in 2012, and $3.00 after 2023.  Parkway tolls averaging $0.35 per passenger car would jump to $0.50 next year, $0.75 in 2012, and $0.85 in 2023; and

 

            WHEREAS, public hearings last week drew a range of feedback, including despair from drivers who have said they would be unfairly squeezed, to enthusiasm from laborers who said the projects would create jobs in a tough economy.  The Turnpike Authority has also received about 1,800 written comments in the mail and through e-mail; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Turnpike Authority has announced that it is scheduling additional public hearings and as a result of views expressed at prior hearings, the Authority may consider the potential recalibration of the initial proposed toll adjustments; and

 

            WHEREAS, a large segment of the Garden State Parkway traverses Monmouth County where thousands of residents commute to employment and to reach local destinations in the County; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Monmouth County Board of Freeholders believes revenue from roads should be used solely for the maintenance, operation and improvements of roads; and

 

            WHEREAS, there have been other projections which clearly show that with the proposed hikes, the cost of goods shipped by truck, such as clothing and food be passed onto consumers resulting in much higher prices; and

 

            WHEREAS, tourism, a vital component of the Monmouth County economy could suffer from the higher cost of travel to multiple tourist sites in Monmouth County; and

            WHEREAS, the distribution of the burden of the cost increases is inequitable, falling disproportionately on users of the Garden State Parkway and the New Jersey Turnpike, both heavily relied upon by residents of Monmouth County as well as our neighbors in Ocean and Middlesex counties, but not impacting users of other major New Jersey roadways elsewhere in the State, such as Interstates 78,80, or 295 at all; and

 

            WHEREAS, Monmouth County is already spending $5.3 million a year on regular road and bridge improvements in a plan that we feel will keep us on track and within budget constraints to keep our roads open, safe and appropriate for residents and for our summer economy.  We should not force one segment of the State’s residents – toll-road commuters and truckers – to shoulder most of the burden of paying down half the State’s debt.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey, hereby opposes the New Jersey Turnpike Authority’s plan to more than double tolls on the Garden State Parkway and New Jersey Turnpike.

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Acting Clerk shall forward a certified true copy of this resolution to Governor Corzine, the legislative delegation representing Monmouth County, the Monmouth County Planning Board, the Board of Chosen Freeholders of each county in New Jersey and all Monmouth County municipalities.

 

Offered By:                  C/Carr

 

Seconded By:               C/Robilotti

 

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

                  Nays:          C/Soden

              Abstain:           None

               Absent:           None

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2008-187

 

RESOLUTION IN OPPOSITION TO NEW

STATE-MANDATED COAH HOUSING

 

            WHEREAS, this new state mandate stems from the Corzine administration’s demand that 115,000 low-income housing units be built; and

 

            WHEREAS, to achieve this level the new COAH require an additional 575,000 housing units be built, bringing the total number of new housing units to 690,000 statewide; and

 

            WHEREAS, these new housing units could force development on existing open space, land used for parks and recreational facilities, wetlands and buffers near major highways; and

 

            WHEREAS, the new housing law, A-500, includes a ban on regional contribution agreements (RCAs), which historically have enabled municipalities with affordable housing obligations to provide revenue to fund low and moderate housing projects in urban municipalities; and

 

            WHEREAS, the elimination of RCAs will lead to rapid sprawl of rural and suburban communities; and

           

            WHEREAS, urban centers will loose substantial sums of money for re-development; and

 

            WHEREAS, the COAH mandate will mean that 134 housing units must be built in the Borough of Englishtown.

 

            THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, this new obligation and related fees must be eliminated in their entirety and new rules adopted that reconcile open space preservation and affordable housing goals.

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, a certified true copy of this resolution shall be sent to Governor Jon. S. Corzine, Assembly Speaker Joseph Roberts, Senate President Richard J. Codey, Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean, Jr., Assembly Minority Leader Alex DeCroce and all state legislators representing our legislative district.

 

Offered By:                  C/Carr

 

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. 2008-188

 

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 $17,062.88

are hereby authorized to be processed into purchase orders on October 22, 2008.

 

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 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/Carr, C/Robilotti, C/Cooke, C/Leonardis

                  Nays:           None

              Abstain:            None

               Absent:            None

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2008-189

 

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 $314,775.32

                   are hereby authorized to be paid on October 22, 2008.

 

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 September, 2008

                                                               Taxes, 2008                $  52,277.63

                                                              Taxes, 2007                $        135.91

                                                            Interest                         $     1,078.08

                                                           

                                                                  Total Net                  $  53,491.62

 

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.

 

Harvey Kline, 75 English Club Drive

 

Kathy Bean, 7 Main Street

 

C/Carr responds that we only have the preliminary report.

 

Kathy Bean, 7 Main Street

 

Mayor Reynolds asks Peter Gorbatuk, Acting Municipal Clerk to have employees park long the fence or the back lot.

 

James Marhold, President Chief Executive Officer of Declarations Inc.

 

C/Carr

 

James Marhold

 

C/Carr

 

James Marhold

 

C/Simon

 

James Marhold

 

Mayor Reynolds asks how long have you searched for this property and have you contacted us stating that you were looking to have a supportive house program in this community.

 

James Marhold

 

Mayor Reynolds states this is a non-profit organization and the properties will properties come off our tax roles, which is a loss of revenue to the municipality.

 

James Marhold

 

Mayor Reynolds states there are a lot of questions open and there is no guarantee that the whole property or partial property will come off our tax rules or what your organization plans to do.

 

C/Carr

 

James Marhold

 

C/Soden

 

Mayor Reynolds asks that Mr. Mahold call Peter Gorbatuk, Acting Municipal Clerk

to set up a private meeting with one or two Council members and Stuart Moskovitz, Borough Attorney to get all the particulars.

 

James Marhold replies he would be more than happy to do that.

 

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

 

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, litigation; and

 

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

 

Offered By:                       C/Carr

 

Seconded By:                   C/Soden

 

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

                  Nays:      None

              Abstain:      None

               Absent:      None

 

The time being 8:07 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/Soden. Passed unanimously.

 

The time being 10:05 P.M.

 

Adjournment

 

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

 

The time being 10:18 P.M.

 

 

 

___January 14, 2009_______                                          ________________________

Approved by Governing Body                                         Municipal Clerk