** AGENDA **

 

September 10, 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.         Meeting Workshop

 

5.         Approval of Minutes – July 23, 2008   

 

6.         Committee Reports

 

7.                  Correspondence

 

8.         Borough Engineer’s Monthly Report – September 2008

 

9.         Public Hearing – 2008 Municipal Budget

 

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

 

  11.   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.

 

  12 .   New Business

 

A.            Resolution No. 2008-158  

Adoption of 2008 Municipal Budget           

 

B.            Resolution No. 2008-159

                        Re-appointment of Acting Municipal Clerk/Municipal Registrar

 

C.            Resolution No. 2008-160

Authorization of Services Over $800 

Water Dept – Testing & Repair of 4” Sparling

D.            Resolution No. 2008-161

                                    Authorization of Services Over $800

                                    2007 LOSAP Obligation for First Aid Members

 

                        E.            Resolution No. 2008-162

                                    Authorization of Services Over $800

                                    R. Kirkland – Reimbursement for Fire Expo Conference

 

F.                  Resolution No. 2008-163

Authorizing Mayor to Sign Sanitary Sewer Approval–Elon Assoc

 

G.            Resolution No. 2008-164

Authorizing Release of Performance Bond – Baker Residential

 

H.            Resolution No. 2008-165

Authorizing Refund of Vendor Fees to Fall Festival Vendors

 

I.                    Resolution No. 2008-166

Authorizing Approval of Department Requisitions

 

J.            Resolution No. 2008-167

            Authorizing Payment of Borough Bills

 

K.            Resolution No. 2008-168

            Authorizing Execution of a Contract for Improvements to Dey St.

 

            13.      Tax Collector’s Report – July 2008

 

14.       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.

           

            15.      Executive Session

 

            16.      Adjournment

 

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Reynolds at 7:31 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.

 

MEETING WORKSHOP

 

Mayor Reynolds began Meeting Workshop by addressing all open items brought before Council that have not yet been resolved.  They are as follows:

 

Parking Survey

 

Mayor Reynolds asks Peter Gorbatuk, Acting Municipal Clerk if we received correspondence regarding parking for Borough business employees?

 

Peter Gorbatuk, Acting Municipal Clerk

 

Stuart Moskovitz, Borough Attorney

 

Peter Gorbatuk, Acting Municipal Clerk will follow up on it.

 

Stuart Moskovitz, Borough Attorney

 

Mayor Reynolds asks Peter Gorbatuk, Acting Municipal Clerk to send a letter advising them that parking is for Borough business employees.

 

Mayor Reynolds states C/Soden received a letter from an Englishtown resident that he would like to discuss with Council.

 

C/Soden

Laurie Finger, Borough Administrator

 

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

 

Stuart Moskovitz, Borough Attorney

 

Council consensus is to let property go into default rather then to acquire property because it is not cost effective.

 

Approval of Minutes –

 

There being no corrections, deletions or additions, a motion to approve the Minutes of   July 23, 2008 was offered by C/Simon and seconded by C/Robilotti.  Passed on the following roll call:

 

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

                      Nayes:            None

                     Absent:            None

                    Abstain:            C/Carr

 

Committee Reports

 

Administration, Finance & Personnel

Councilwoman Leonardis reports:

·        After reviewing information that C/Robilotti brought back from Shared Services Meeting, Laurie Finger, Borough Administrator concluded that we do not need to register for use of County contacts. There is another Shared Service meeting on September 22nd in Manalapan at 6:30pm.

·        Laurie Finger, Borough Administrator will be receiving Code Enforcement reports and they will be available in our Administration Office.

 

Code Enforcement, Public Health, Welfare & Public Events

Councilwoman Cooke reports:

 

Public Safety

Councilwoman Robilotti reports:

 

Public Utilities

Councilman Soden reports:

 

Public Buildings & Grounds

Councilwoman Carr reports:

 

C/Leonardis

 

C/Carr

 

Mayor Reynolds states intersections and curbs by the hydrants need to be marked. Residents will be notified and we will also consider adopting an Ordinance to bypass law so residence can obtain a permit, which will allow them to park in front of their driveway if they choose too.

 

Legislative, Insurance & Licenses

Councilman Simon has nothing to report at this time. 

 

Correspondence

 

Peter Gorbatuk, Acting Municipal Clerk

 

Laurie Finger, Borough Administrator

 

Mayor Reynolds asks if we can put this on the Agenda this evening or do we have to wait till the next regular Council Meeting?

 

Laurie Finger, Borough Administrator

 

Discussion between Mayor and Council continues.

 

Mayor Reynolds states we will appoint Celia Hecht in a Resolution this evening and see if she is able to attend training class on September 15th

 

Peter Gorbatuk, Acting Municipal Clerk

 

Harvey Kline, 75 English Club Drive

 

Mayor Reynolds asks Peter Gorbatuk, Acting Municipal Clerk to check if there is a cost associated with removal of roosters and chickens with Mary Klink, Animal Control and check Ordinance on farm animals.

 

Borough Engineer’s Monthly Report – September 2008

 

COAH

 

Plan endorsement and Center Designation

 

Borough has met with the State Office of Smart Growth (OSG), and other State Agencies on Tuesday, March 4, 2008 regarding Plan Endorsement and Center Designation.  OSG recommended that the Borough proceed with the process by completing a Self-Assessment Report.  Upon completion of a Self-Assessment, OSG will renew the Borough’s center designation for a year.  In addition, OSG suggested that the Borough perform a Master Plan Re-Examination, as well as, update Circulation Plan.

 

DOT

  1. Hamilton Street/Irving Place Project is complete and is being closed out.
  2. Dey Street - Mayor Reynolds and Council have passed a resolution authorizing Tom Herits, Borough Engineer to prepare plans and specification, and advertise for bids.  DOT approved bids were received July 2, 2008.  Project has been awarded to S Batata, South River, NJ and is scheduled to commence after contracts are endorsed by the Borough.

 

Void Grouting – Main Street

·        Project is complete, inspected and approved by the County and is being closed out.

 

Conrail

·        The 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 the South Main Street improvements, the Borough became responsible for the maintenance of the said pipe.  The Borough Engineer will review this matter with the Public Works. In addition, the Borough Engineer reviewed this with the Manalapan Engineer to be possibly included with the Highbridge Road/Iron Ore Road project.

 

DOT Applications FY2009

·        Applications were submitted June 2008 for improvements for Victory Drive and Center Street; pedestrian crosswalk lighting systems for Main Street; and, continue the curb and sidewalk on Park Avenue, Conover Street, Station Street, and South Main Street (Pedestrian Safety).

 

This year’s applications were submitted on-line through the DCA’s SAGE system. 

 

Monmouth County

·        The Borough Engineer reviewed the drainage impacts on Victory Drive, from Tennent Avenue, with the County Engineer.  It appears that 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 and the Borough’s receipt of grants and other sources of funding.

The Borough reviewed the proposed Highbridge Road/Iron Ore Road and Park Avenue/Conover Road Improvements; and, the Manalapan/Englishtown road swap with the Manalapan Mayor and Engineer. The Borough has decided not to enter into an agreement with the County and Manalapan.

 

The Borough responded to the Monmouth County Planning Board regarding the Route 9/Western Monmouth Development Plan.

 

There was a meeting with the County Engineer on August 6th regarding the status of the MN-30 bridge reconstruction.  It appears that construction will commence in November.

 

We 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 K of C.

 

CDBG

 

Monitoring Wells @ Landfill

 

Shuttle Bus

 

Development Projects

a.       Oxford Crossing – Minor punch list items remain to be addressed; information regarding the public hearing required for the performance bond release was forwarded to the developer.  We have been in touch with the Association’s engineer regarding coordination re: their punch list.  The developer is scheduled to appear at the September 10, 2008 Council meeting regarding release of their performance bond.

b.      Quick Chek – Minor punch list items remain to be addressed, a public hearing will be required for the performance bond release.  The adjacent property owner has submitted a report regarding the conditions of home as a result of the Quick Chek construction.

c.       Village Center – On-going.

d.       Elon – Status should be reviewed with the Borough Attorney.

e.       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.

f.        Ahl’e Baith - Submitted application to the Joint Planning /Zoning Board for a new building on the old Chomko property.

g.      Reagor – Subdivision on Lasatta Avenue, just west of the English Club, appeared before the Joint Board.  The Board suggested that the developer reduce the number of proposed lots.

 

Public Hearing – 2008 Municipal Budget

 

Mayor Reynolds requests a motion to open the Public Hearing on the 2008 Municipal Budget.

 

A motion to open Public Hearing was offered by C/Simon and seconded by C/Robilotti.  Passed Unanimously.

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

 

Public Hearing – Release of Performance Bond – Baker Residential

 

Mayor Reynolds states he was informed this evening that Baker Residential did not contact the owners of the properties on Oxford Crossing, therefore there will be no discussion this evening and Resolution No. 2008-164 shall be removed from the agenda.

 

Laurie Finger, Borough Administrator

·              The assessor informed me today that Baker Residential never requested a certified list to send to the property owners, which they need to do.

 

Mayor Reynolds asks Peter Gorbatuk, Acting Municipal Clerk to contact Baker Residential to inform them that they need to request a certified list.

 

Public Portion – Agenda Items

 

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

 

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

 

New Business

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2008-158

 

ADOPTION OF 2008 MUNICIPAL BUDGET

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Borough Council of the Borough of Englishtown, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey that the Budget herein before set forth is hereby adopted and shall constitute an appropriation for the purposes stated of the sums therein set forth as appropriations, and authorization of the amount of $851,161.27 to be raised for municipal purposes.

 

Summary of Revenues

 

  1. General Revenues

 

Surplus Anticipated                                                            $  525,000.00                       

Miscellaneous Revenues Anticipated                                      554,234.30

Receipts From Delinquent Taxes                                              45,500.00                       

 

  1. Amount To Be Raised By Taxation

For Municipal Purposes                                                        851,161.27

                        Total Revenues                                         $1,975,895.57                                   

Summary Of Appropriations

 

  1. General Appropriations:

Within “Caps”

            Operations Including Contingent                    $1,465,544.00                       

Deferred Charges & Statutory

            Expenditures - Municipal                                      32,000.00            

                       

                        Excluded From “Caps”

                                    Operations - Total Operations Excluded

                                    From “Caps”                                                  $  193,351.57

                                    Capital Improvements                                           23,000.00

                                    Municipal Debt Service                                         53,000.00

                                    Deferred Charges - Municipal Clerk                      24,000.00

                                    Reserve For Uncollected Taxes                           185,000.00

 

                                                Total Appropriations                          $1,975,895.57

 

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

               Absent:           None

              Abstain:            None

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2008-159

 

RE-APPOINMENT OF ACTING MUNICIPAL CLERK/

CERTIFIED MUNICIPAL REGISTRAR

 

            WHEREAS, Peter Gorbatuk of Manville, N.J. currently holds the position of Acting Municipal Clerk/Certified Municipal Registrar for the Borough of Englishtown; and

 

            WHEREAS, the term of this appointment expires on September 23, 2008; and

 

            WHEREAS, it is the recommendation of the Administration, Finance and Personnel Committee to re-appoint Peter Gorbatuk of Manville, New Jersey.

 

            NOW, THERFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey as follows:

 

            1.            That Peter Gorbatuk is hereby re-appointed as Acting Municipal

            Clerk/Certified Municipal Registrar for the Borough of Englishtown, effective September 24, 2008 expiring September 23, 2009.

 

2.                  That said position shall be full-time, thirty-five (35) hours per week, Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., paid at $43,260.00 annually, payable bi-weekly per the salary ordinance.

 

3.             That the within appointment shall be contingent upon Peter Gorbatuk

undertaking the state examination for Registered Municipal Clerk and successfully passing said exam prior to September 23, 2009.

 

4.         That the said individual shall receive additional compensation of $2000.00 to his salary after successfully obtaining the Municipal Clerk Certification.

  

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a certified true copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Borough's Chief Financial Officer, Borough Auditor and Peter Gorbatuk.

 

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

               Absent:                None

              Abstain:                None

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2008-160

 

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:

 

Water Dept. – Repair & Testing of 4” Sparling - $1,164.80

 

Purchased From:

Allied Meter Service, Inc.

340 E. Broad Street

P.O. Box 617

Burlington, N.J.  08016

 

            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.

 

THIS RESOLUTION WAS REMOVED FROM THE 9/10/08 AGENDA.

 

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2008-161

 

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:

2007 LOSAP Obligation for 33 First Aid Members - $3,300.00

 

Purchased From:

Lincoln Financial Advisors

395 W. Passaic Street

4th Floor

Rochelle Park, N.J.  07662-3016

 

            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. 2008-162

 

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:

 

R. Kirkland – Reimbursement for Fire Expo Conference 7/24 – 7/27/08 - $852.66

 

Purchased From:

Ralph Kirkland

45 Freehold Road

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/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. 2008-163

 

AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO SIGN THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

SANITARY SEWER APPROVAL

ELON ASSOCIATES, LLC

BLOCK 26, LOTS 1 & 7

LASATTA AVENUE, BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

 

WHEREAS, Elon Associates filed an application to the NJDEP for sanitary sewer approval, and received NJDEP Treatment Works Approval, dated December 22, 2005; and,

 

WHEREAS, said NJDEP Treatment Works Approval expired December 20, 2007; and,

 

WHEREAS, Elon Associates is required to file a new application to renew the said NJDEP Treatment Works Approval; and,

 

WHEREAS, the application and associated paperwork has been reviewed and approved by the Borough Engineer, Thomas J. Herits PE PP PLS; and

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Governing Body, Borough of Englishtown, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey that the Mayor is hereby authorized to sign the application

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, a Certified Copy of the Resolution shall be provided by the Clerk to Elon Associates, the Borough Engineer and Borough Water Superintendent.

 

Mayor Reynolds requests a motion to Table Resolution No. 2008-163.

 

Motion to table Resolution No. 2008-163 was offered by C/Carr and seconded by C/Leonardis. Passed unanimously.

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BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2008-164

 

AUTHORIZING RELEASE OF PERFORMANCE BOND

BAKER RESIDENTIAL – OXFORD CROSSING PROJECT

 

            WHEREAS, the Borough of Englishtown accepted Performance Bond No. 104462558 for the Baker Residential Oxford Crossing Project, Block 6, Lot 14 in the amount of $414,648.18 dated January 19, 2005; and

 

            WHEREAS, Mr. Anthony Rossi of Baker Residential requested the release of the Performance Bond and has sent via certified mail notice of public hearing to all property owners within 200 feet of the Oxford Crossing Project, as mandated by Borough Ordinance; and

 

            WHEREAS, by letter, dated September 8, 2008, the Borough Engineer recommended the Release of the Performance Bond since all the prior deficiencies have been corrected and are now found satisfactory; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Borough Engineer recommends the posting of a 2 year maintenance bond in the amount of $69,108.03, which was received and dated August 6, 2008, Bond No. 105170255 expiring July 3, 2010; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Borough Engineer also requests through a memo dated September 8, 2008 that all outstanding bills be paid prior to the release of the Performance Bond.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey that the release of Performance Bond No. 104462558 in the amount of $414,648.18 and the 10% cash portion in the amount of $49,402.42 which includes interest income earned through August 31, 2008 is hereby authorized to be released to Baker Residential and Maintenance Bond No.105170255 in the amount of $69,108.03 is hereby accepted. 

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a certified true copy of this Resolution be provided by the Acting Municipal Clerk to Mr. Anthony Rossi of Baker Residential, Borough Engineer and Chief Financial Officer.

                  

THIS RESOLUTION HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM THE 9/10/08 AGENDA.

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2008-165

 

AUTHORIZING REFUND OF VENDOR FEES TO

FALL FESTIVAL VENDORS

 

            WHEREAS, the Englishtown Fall Festival scheduled for October 18, 2008 must unfortunately be cancelled due to a lack of vendors and volunteer participation; and

 

            WHEREAS, the following vendors have previously paid a vendor fee to participate in the 2008 Fall Festival and due to the cancellation are now due a refund:

 

            Four Boys, Englishtown, N.J.                                          $55.00

            Christina Schreiber, Matawan, N.J.                         $35.00

            Kathleen Dauglia-Hulse, Englishtown, N.J.                  $15.00

            Debbie Deans, Manalapan, N.J.                              $35.00

            Pam Wolfe, Freehold, N.J.                                      $35.00

            Eileen Flynn, Manalapan, N.J.                              $35.00

            Mad Science of Central Jersey, Toms River, N.J.      $35.00

            Debbie Oklinchany, Toms River, N.J.                  $110.00

            Bernard Canonigo, Jersey City, N.J.                              $110.00

            Charles Taverner, Belle Mead, N.J.                               $110.00

            Arthur Hablitz, Bradley Beach, N.J.                              $35.00

            Bonnie Brown, Englishtown, N.J.                              $15.00

            Donna Hakker, Monroe Twp, N.J.                              $35.00

            Farrah Barow, Chalfont, PA                                        $35.00

            Josh Kleinman, West Berlin, N.J.                              $110.00

            Judy Sokloski, Colonia, N.J.                                        $35.00

            Kathy Bien, Englishtown, N.J.                              $30.00

            Rebecca Szabo, Englishtown, N.J.                              $15.00

            Russell Armine, Englishtown, N.J.                              $30.00

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown, County of Monmouth, and State of New Jersey that the above refunds are hereby approved.

 

Offered By:                  C/Soden         

 

Seconded By               C/Robilotti

  

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

                 Nays:           None

             Abstain:            None

              Absent:            None

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2008-166

 

RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

COUNTY OF MONMOUTH, STATE OF NEW JERSEY

AUTHORIZING THE APPROVAL OF DEPARTMENT REQUISITIONS

 

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

 

            WHEREAS, after due consideration of the said requisitions, the Mayor and Council have approved processing of same.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown, County of Monmouth, as follows:

 

1.      The said approved requisitions amounting to the sum of $8,713.93

are hereby authorized to be processed into purchase orders on September 10, 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/Carr

 

Seconded By              C/Simon

 

Laurie Finger, Borough Administrator

 

Mayor Reynolds request motion to amend Resolution No. 2008-166.

 

A motion to amend Resolution No. 2008-166 was offered by C/Carr and seconded by C/Cooke.

 

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. 2008-167

 

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 $55,137.50

                   are hereby authorized to be paid on September 10, 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/Soden         

 

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. 2008-168

 

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF A CONTRACT

FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO DEY STREET

FUNDED BY THE NEW JERSEY

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (NJDOT) TRUST FUND

 

            WHEREAS, Englishtown Borough has received a grant from the NJDOT Trust Fund in the amount of $150,000.00 for the project known as Improvements to Dey Street; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Borough advertised for bids, and received proposals on July 2, 2008 at 11:00 A.M., in the Borough’s offices, for the Project; and

 

            WHEREAS, S. Batata Construction, Inc. was awarded the contract in accordance with their bid per Resolution No. 2008-140 adopted on July 23, 2008.

            NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Mayor is authorized to execute a contract with S. Batata Construction Inc., South River, New Jersey, in the amount of $158,548.00 the total of the base bid, for the improvements to Dey Street in a form consistent with the language of the bid proposal.

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the contract was conditioned upon the Borough Attorney’s review and approval of the contract document and NJDOT approval and certification by the Borough’s Chief Financial Officer of the availability of funds for this project, which has all been found satisfactory.

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Clerk’s Office is authorized to forward a copy of this Resolution to the Borough Attorney, the Borough Engineer, S. Batata Construction, Inc. and the Borough’s Chief Financial Officer.

 

Offered By:                  C/Soden         

 

Seconded By              C/Carr

 

Stuart Moskovitz, Borough Attorney

 

Mayor Reynolds asks Stuart Moskovitz, Borough Attorney if the 45 days is to notify us that he has a concern that he was rejected for that reason.

 

Stuart Moskovitz, Borough Attorney

 

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

 

Mayor Reynolds requests consensus on whether to vote on Resolution No. 2008-168 tonight.

 

Consensus unanimous to vote on Resolution No. 2008-168.

 

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. 2008-169

 

APPOINTMENT OF MUNICIPAL HOUSING LIAISON

 

            WHEREAS, the Governing Body of the Borough of Englishtown petitioned the Council on Affordable Housing (COAH) for substantive certification of its Housing Element and Fair Share Plan; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Borough of Englishtown’s Fair Share Plan promotes an affordable housing program pursuant to the Fair Housing Act (N.J.S.A. 52:27D-301, et seq.) and COAH’s Third Round Substantive Rules (N.J.A.C. 5:94-1, et.seq.); and

 

            WHEREAS, pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:94-7 and N.J.A.C. 5:80-26.1 et. seq.; the Borough of Englishtown is required to appoint a Municipal Housing Liaison for the administration of the Borough of Englishtown’s affordable housing program to enforce the requirements of N.J.A.C. 5:94-7 and N.J.A.C. 5:80-26.1 et seq; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Borough of Englishtown has added Chapter 1.49 entitled “Municipal Housing Liaison” to provide for the appointment of a Municipal Housing Liaison to administer the Borough of Englishtown’s affordable housing program; and

 

            WHEREAS, the position of Municipal Housing Liaison for the year 2008 is without monetary compensation and will be revisited prior to the 2009 appointment.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Governing Body of the Borough of Englishtown, County of Monmouth and State of New Jersey that Celia Hecht is hereby appointed as the Municipal Housing Liaison for the administration of the affordable housing program, pursuant to and in accordance with Chapter 1.49 of the Borough of Englishtown Code, effective September 10, 2008.

 

            BE IF FURTHER RESOLVED, that a certified true copy of this resolution be forwarded to Celia Hecht, Borough Administrator and COAH.

 

Offered By:                  C/Carr                        

 

Seconded By:               C/Leonardis

 

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

                  Nays:         None

               Absent:          None

              Abstain:           None

 

Tax Collectors Report                        Month of July, 2008

                                                            Taxes, 2008                $442,198.02

                                                            Interest                         $       253.00

                                                           

                                                            Total Net                  $442,556.02

 

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.

 

Allan Youhanic, Board President of English Club

 

Mayor Reynolds states we will stay in touch with our Animal Control Officer Mary Klink until this issue is resolved.

 

Wayne Krawiec, 31 LaSatta Avenue

 

Stuart Moskovitz, Borough Attorney

 

C/Simon

 

Joyce Stipple

·        Would like to know if the State mandates that you hire a municipal employee to fill position of Municipal Housing Liaison?

 

Mayor Reynolds states we do have to hire a municipal employee for the position of Housing Liaison to meet COAH requirements.  We will also have to contract an outside service to meet other requirements by COAH. 

 

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

 

Executive Session

 

Mayor Reynolds stated pursuant to N.J.S.A. 10 4-12B be it resolved by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey as follows whereas N.J.S.A. 10 4-12B of the Open Public Meetings Act of the State of New Jersey permits exclusion of the public from those portions of the meetings in which matters authorized to be discussed in Executive Session under the cited statute will be reviewed and discussed; and

 

            Whereas, the Governing Body concludes that the public must be excluded from the discussion of the following matters of personnel; and

 

            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/Soden

 

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

                   Nays:           None

                Absent:           None

               Abstain:           None

 

The time being  9:05 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  10:37  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 10:38 P.M.

 

 

 

___November 12, 2008 _____                                          ________________________

Approved by Governing Body                                          Acting Municipal Clerk