PUBLIC NOTICE

 

THE REGULARLY SCHEDULED COUNCIL MEETING FOR FEBRUARY 25, 2009 AT 7:30 P.M. WILL START AT 6:30 P.M. WITH AN EXECUTIVE SESSION, PUBLIC EXCLUDED.  THE REGULAR MEETING WILL START FOLLOWING THE COMPLETION OF EXECUTIVE SESSION.

 

** AMENDED AGENDA **

 

February 25, 2009

 

6:30 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.         Executive Session

 

5.                  Proclamation:            Proclaiming March as “ARC Awareness Month”

 

6.                  Approval of Minutes  - December 15, 2008

 

7.            Committee Reports

 

8.            Correspondence

 

            9.            Borough Administrator/CFO Report

 

10.            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.

 

11.              Old Business:

 

A.        Ordinance No. 2009-03 – Public Hearing & Adoption

Amending & Supplementing Chapter 2.93

Entitled “Parking, Off-Street”

 

12.            New Business:

 

A.                 Resolution No. 2009-066

Appropriation Reserve Transfer

 

B.                 Resolution No. 2009-067

Requesting Permission for Dedication by Rider

Accumulated Absence Liability Trust Fund

 

C.                 Resolution No. 2009-068

2009 Temporary Operating Budget

 

                        D.         Resolution No. 2009-069

Authorization of Services Over $800

Road Dept. – wheel cylinders for 1989 Ford F350

 

E.         Resolution No. 2009-070

            Authorization of Services Over $800

Emergency Water Main Repair – Main & Center St.

 

F.         Resolution No. 2009-071

Designating March as “Women’s History Month”

 

G.         Resolution No. 2009-072

Authorizing Approval of Department Requisitions

 

H.         Resolution No. 2009-073

Authorizing Payment of Borough Bills

 

I.                    Resolution No. 2009-074

Acceptance of Police Dept. Evaluation from Jersey Professional Mgmt.

 

13.       Public Portion

Limited to Five (5) Minutes per citizen to be determined at Borough Council’s discretion.  Any and all situations regarding Borough Personnel, when names are implies or mentioned, are to be brought to the full attention of the Council through an appointment and subsequent disclosure through the Personnel Committee.

           

            14.       Executive Session

 

            15.       Adjournment

 

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Reynolds at 6:30 P.M.

 

Roll Call:  Present:            C/Soden, C/Rucker, C/Carr, C/Robilotti, C/Cooke, C/Leonardis

                Absent:            None

 

Also present were Peter Gorbatuk, Municipal Clerk, Laurie Finger, Borough Administrator and Joseph Youssouf, 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.

 

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

 

            Whereas, the Governing Body concludes that the public must be excluded from the discussion of the following matters of litigation and 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/Rucker

 

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

                Nays:             None

                Absent:          None   

               Abstain:           None

 

The time being 6:32 P.M.

 

There being no further business in Executive Session, a motion to return to open session was offered by C/Robilotti, seconded by C/Cooke. Passed unanimously.

 

The time being 7:34 P.M.

 

Mayor Reynolds calls a 10 minutes recess at this time.

Mayor Reynolds returns to open session at 7:45 P.M.

 

At this time Mayor Reynolds reads aloud Proclamation proclaiming March as “ARC Awareness Month”

 

At this time the recorder experiences technical difficulties. 

 

Approval of Minutes –

 

There being no corrections, deletions or additions, a motion to approve the Minutes of December 15, 2008 was offered by C/Soden and seconded by C/Carr.  Passed on the following roll call:

 

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

                      Nayes:           None

                     Absent:           None

                    Abstain:           None

 

Committee Reports

Correspondence

Borough Administrator/CFO Report

 

The above were unable to be transcribed due to technical difficulties with recorder.

 

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/Leonardis.  Passed unanimously.

 

Old Business

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN                 PUBLIC HEARING & ADOPTION

ORDINANCE NO. 2009-03

 

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING

CHAPTER 2.93 OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

ENTITLED “PARKING, OFF-STREET”

 

WHEREAS, Ordinance No. 2008-13 was duly adopted and published according to law; and

 

WHEREAS, it is necessary and desirable to amend and supplement certain provisions of said ordinance.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT HEREBY ORDAINED by the Borough Council of the Borough of Englishtown that Chapter 2.93 of the Code of the Borough of Englishtown is hereby amended as follows:

 

2.93.11 Permit Required.

 

B.     Such parking areas shall be marked by signs indicating that parking will be by permit only seven (7) days per week and all vehicles parked in designated spaces must display a valid Borough issued tag.

 

2.93.12 Award of Permits.

 

A.     The required parking permits shall be issued by the office of the Borough Clerk.  Persons wishing to purchase said permits must complete the application form supplied by the Borough Clerk and must submit copies of a valid New Jersey Driver’s License and New Jersey Vehicle Registration Certificate.  Permits may only be purchased by persons residing in the Borough of Englishtown who hold a valid New Jersey driver’s license and whose driving privileges have not been suspended.  The address on the applicant’s driver’s license will be used to verify the applicant’s residence.  The Borough Clerk shall keep a record of all permits issued and said record shall include the completed application form, the permit number, the driver’s license number of the applicant and the vehicle registration number of each vehicle which shall utilize the permit.

 

B.     Applications for the issuance of parking permits must be submitted by November 1 for the succeeding year.  All permits will be issued on a “first come – first served basis”.

 

C.     Permits will be valid for a period of one (1) year.  Thus, permits issued in November of any given year will become effective January 1 of the succeeding year and expire on December 31 of the succeeding year.

 

D.    The fee for the parking permits shall be One Hundred Twenty Dollars ($120.00) per annum.  Said fee is nonrefundable and must be paid in full at the time of application submission.

 

E.     Only one (1) parking permit per household may be purchased, but said permit may be transferred between vehicles registered to the same household or family.

 

F.      All permits shall bear a number assigned by the Borough Clerk and shall bear the expiration date of the permit.

 

2.93.16 Daily Parking.

In addition to the foregoing, the Borough shall designate ten (10) parking spaces in the Hamilton Street Parking Lot as maximum two (2) hour parking between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. daily, seven days per week.  The Borough may, by resolution, establish a one dollar ($1.00) per diem charge for the use of such designated spaces and provide a mechanism for the collection of such charges.

 

            BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED THAT all ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent with the provisions of this ordinance amendment are hereby repealed to the extent of their inconsistency herewith.  Should any section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase or portion of this Ordinance be held 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 provisions hereof.

 

            BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED THAT this Ordinance shall take effect upon its passage and publication pursuant to law.

 

Public Hearing

Mayor Reynolds opened the floor to the public for questions or comments on the above titled ordinance.

 

There being no questions or comments, a motion to close the public hearing was

offered by C/Rucker and seconded by C/Carr.  Passed unanimously.

 

Adoption

A motion to adopt Ordinance No.2009-03, above titled, was offered by C/Rucker and

Seconded by C/Carr.  Passed on the following roll call:

 

Offered By:                  C/Rucker

           

Seconded By:               C/Carr

 

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

                 Nays:          None

             Abstain:           None

 Absent:           None

 

New Business

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2009-066

 

APPROPRIATION RESERVE TRANSFER

 

WHEREAS, N.J.S.A.40A:59 provides for appropriation transfers during the first three months of any fiscal year when the amount of any appropriation reserve for the immediately preceding fiscal year insufficient to pay the claims authorized or incurred during said preceding year which were chargeable to said appropriation, and there is excess in any appropriation reserves over and above the amount deemed to be necessary to fulfill its purpose of such appropriation.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey that the transfers in the amount of $9,000.00 (Nine Thousand Dollars) be made in the 2008 budget.

 

Current Fund:

 

From:               Police Other Expense                              $9,000.00

 

To:                   Police Salaries & Wages                          $9,000.00

 

                                                                       

Offered By:                  C/Soden

 

Seconded By:               C/Leonardis

 

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

                 Nays:   None

             Abstain:    None

              Absent:   None

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2009-067

 

RESOLUTION REQUESTING PERMISSION FOR DEDICATION BY RIDER 

ACCUMULATED ABSENCE LIABILITY TRUST FUND

 

            WHEREAS, permission is required of the Director of Local Government Services for approval as a Dedication by Rider of revenues received by a Municipality when the revenue is not subject to reasonably accurate estimate in advance; and

 

            WHEREAS, N.J.A.C. 5:30-15 allows municipalities to budget an appropriation for payment of accumulated absences and establish a reserve fund for such expense; and

           

            WHEREAS, the Borough of Englishtown desires to establish a trust fund for budget appropriations to be reserved for accumulated absences due; and

 

            WHEREAS, N.J.S.A. 40A:4-39 provides that the Director of the Division of Local Government Services may approve expenditures of moneys by dedication by rider;

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Borough Council of the Borough of Englishtown, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey, that permission be and is hereby requested of the Director of the Division of Local government Services to include as a Dedication by Rider in the 2009 and subsequent years’ budgets, revenues received for any purpose related to Accumulated Absences within the Borough, be spent in accordance with the rules and regulations of N.J.A.C. 5:30-15.

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that two certified copies of this resolution be filed with the Director of the Division of Local Government Services for approval, and one copy to the Chief Financial Officer and Borough Auditor.

 

Offered By:                  C/Rucker

 

Seconded By:               C/Carr

 

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

                 Nays:   None

             Abstain:   None

              Absent:   None

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2009-068

 

2009 TEMPORARY OPERATING BUDGET

 

WHEREAS, Section 40A:4-19 of the revised Statutes of the State of New Jersey provides that where any contract, commitment or payments are to be made prior to the final adoption of the 2009 Municipal Budget, temporary appropriations should be made for the purpose and amounts required in the manner and time therein provided; and

 

WHEREAS, the Director of the Division of Local Government Services authorized in Local Finance Notice 2009-2 dated January 16, 2009 that the Governing Body may, by resolution, adopt by Feb. 28, 2009 to increase it’s temporary budget by 1/12th; and

 

WHEREAS, the total appropriations in the 2008 Municipal Budget, exclusive of any appropriations made for interest and debt redemption charges, Capital Improvement Fund, Public Assistance, is $2,852,895.57; and

 

WHEREAS, 1/12th of the total appropriations in the 2008 Municipal Budget, exclusive of any appropriations made for interest and debt redemption charges, Capital Improvement Fund, Public Assistance, in said 2008 Municipal Budget is $237,740.48; and

 

WHEREAS, the 2009 temporary operating budget was adopted by Resolution Number 2009-029, adopted on January 5, 2009 in the amount of $748,885.09;

 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the total 2009 temporary operating budget be increased to the amount of $986,624.00 and attached appropriations be made.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a certified copy of this Resolution be transmitted to the Chief Financial Officer for her records.

  

Offered By:          C/Rucker 

 

Seconded By:       C/Leonardis

 

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

                 Nays:   None

             Abstain:   None

              Absent:   None

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2009-069

 

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:

 

Road Dept. – wheel cylinders for 1989 Ford F350 - $915.61

 

Purchased From:

Englishtown Automotive, Inc.

14 Tennent Avenue

Englishtown, N.J.  07726

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey that the above request(s) is approved for the purchase or order.

 

Offered By:                  C/Rucker

 

Seconded By:               C/Leonardis

 

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

                 Nays:   None

             Abstain:    None

              Absent:   None

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2009-070

 

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:

 

2/7/09 Emergency Water Main Repair – Main & Center Street - $4,083.00

 

Purchased From:

Brenner Drainage & Excavation, Inc.

205 Dey Grove Road

Monroe Twp., 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/Rucker

 

Seconded By:               C/Carr

 

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

                 Nays:   None

             Abstain:    None

              Absent:    None

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO.  2009-071

 

DESIGNATING THE MONTH OF MARCH AS “WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH”

 

            WHEREAS, New Jersey women of every race, class, and ethnic background have made historic contributions to the growth and strength of our State in countless recorded and unrecorded ways; and

 

            WHEREAS, New Jersey women have played and continue to play a critical economic, cultural, and social role in every sphere of the life of the State by constituting a significant portion of the labor force working inside and outside of the home; and

 

 

            WHEREAS, New Jersey women have played a unique role throughout the history

of the State by providing the majority of the volunteer labor force of the State; and

 

            WHEREAS, New Jersey women were particularly important in the establishment of early charitable, philanthropic, and cultural institutions in our State; and

 

            WHEREAS, New Jersey women of every race, class, and ethnic background served as early leaders in the forefront of every major progressive social change movement; and

 

            WHEREAS, New Jersey women have been leaders, not only in securing their own rights of suffrage and equal opportunity, but also in the abolitionist movement, the emancipation movement, the industrial labor movement, the civil rights movement, and especially the peace movement, which create a more fair and just society for all; and

 

            WHEREAS, despite these contributions, the role of women in history has been consistently overlooked and undervalued, in the literature, teaching and study of American history; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Department of Community Affairs, specifically the division on Women’s goals are to remember and celebrate New Jersey women and to:

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Governing Body of the Borough of Englishtown, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey, that March 2009 is designated as “Women’s History Month” under the National Women History Project’s 2009 theme: Women Taking the Lead to Save our Planet.

 

Offered By:                  C/Leonardis

 

Seconded By:                C/Carr

 

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

                 Nays:         None

             Abstain:          None

              Absent:         None

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2009-072

 

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 $4,818.77

are hereby authorized to be processed into purchase orders on February 25, 2009.

 

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/Rucker

 

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

                 Nays:   None

             Abstain:    None

              Absent:    None

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2009-073

 

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 $127,937.38

                   are hereby authorized to be paid on February 25, 2009.

 

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/Leonardis

 

Seconded By:               C/Carr

  

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

                 Nays:   None

             Abstain:    None

              Absent:   None

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2009-074

 

RESOLUTION OF ACCEPTANCE OF POLICE

DEPARTMENT EVALUATION  

FROM JERSEY PROFESSIONAL MANAGEMENT

 

            WHEREAS, the final report from Jersey Professional Management regarding the Evaluation of the Englishtown Police Department was received on January 26, 2009 has been reviewed; and,

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown, County of Monmouth, this report is acknowledged and accepted. 

 

Offered By:                  C/Leonardis

 

Seconded By:               C/Soden

 

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

                 Nays:   None

             Abstain:   None

              Absent:   None

 

Public Portion

 

Mayor Reynolds opens the floor to the public for discussion on anything they wish to bring to the attention to the governing body.

 

The following residents voiced their concerns with possible layoffs in the Police Dept and/or other municipal departments:

 

Lou Sarti, Joyce Stipple, Lynn Strong, Diane Koellner, Alex Dinicola, Mike MacInnes, Peter Cooke, Tony Ann Marino, Joanne Wisniewski, Joe Rapozza.

 

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

 

Seconded By:       C/Rucker

 

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

                   Nays:          None

                Absent:          None   

               Abstain:           None

 

The time being 8:54 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/Leonardis. Passed unanimously.

 

The time being 9:27 P.M.

 

The following resolutions were added to the agenda at this time.

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2009-075

 

RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL

OF THE BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

DECREASING THE POLICE DEPARTMENT FORCE

AND CERTAIN OTHER BOROUGH DEPARTMENTS

 

            WHEREAS, The Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown have carefully reviewed the Borough’s financial situation in connection with the preparation of the annual municipal budget for fiscal year 2009; and

 

            WHEREAS, the governing body has determined that in order to maintain an acceptable level of municipal taxation, it is necessary to decrease the number of Borough employees in certain departments; and

 

            WHEREAS, N.J.S.A. 40A:14-143 provides, in relevant part, that “The governing body of any municipality, if they shall deem necessary for reasons of economy, may decrease the number of members and officers of the police department or force…”; and

 

            WHEREAS, it is considered opinion of the Governing Body that, for reasons of economy, the following reductions in force must be made forthwith.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED by the Governing body of the Borough of Englishtown that two (2) police officers shall be terminated; one (1) police officer shall be reduced to one-half (½) time employment; the Deputy Court Administrator shall be reduced to one-half (½) time employment; the hours worked by the Deputy Municipal Clerk and Deputy Registrar shall be reduced by fifty percent (50%) and the Code Enforcement Officer shall be terminated.

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the above specified layoffs shall take effect immediately.

 

Offered By:           C/Carr

 

Seconded By:        C/Leonardis

 

Roll Call:  Ayes:    C/Carr, C/Leonardis,

                 Nays:   C/Cooke, C/Robilotti, C/Rucker, C/Soden

             Abstain:    None

              Absent:   None

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2009-076

 

RESOLUTION REQUESTING ACCUMULATED SICK TIME

 

            WHEREAS, on December 15, 2008 a request for sick time reimbursement was submitted by memo to the Englishtown Police Commission from Police Chief Nizolek identifying Officers MacInnes, Chernavsky, Dinocola and Stolte wishing reimbursement of their earned sick time, and;

 

            WHEREAS, as per Article 13 section 5 of the PBA contract, “any sick time accumulated may be bought back by the Borough at the discretion of the officer at the end of the calendar year at the rate of 50% of the then current rate”,

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown, County of Monmouth, hereby approve the request for sick time reimbursement.

 

Offered By:                  C/Rucker

 

Seconded By:               C/Soden

 

Roll Call:  Ayes:            C/Robolitti

                 Nays:          C/Leonardis, C/Rucker, C/Carr, C/Soden

             Abstain:           C/Cooke

              Absent:          None

 

Adjournment

 

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

 

The time being 9:30 P.M.

 

 

 

____May 13, 2009_________                                          ________________________

Approved by Governing Body                                          Municipal Clerk