** AGENDA **

 

September 9, 2009

 

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  - June 24, 2009

 

6.         Borough Engineer’s Monthly Report – September 2009

 

7.         Committee Reports

 

            8.         Correspondence

 

9.                  Borough Administrator/CFO Report

 

10.       Public Hearing: 2009 Municipal Budget Amendments

 

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. 2009-176

                                    Adoption of 2009 Municipal Budget

 

B.                 Resolution No. 2009-177

Authorizing Approval of Department Requisitions

 

C.         Resolution No. 2009-178

Authorizing Payment of Borough Bills

 

13.       Tax Collector’s Report – August 2009

 

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/Carr, C/Cooke, C/Leonardis, C/Robilotti, C/Rucker, C/Wojyn

                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.

 

Meeting Workshop

 

Discussion takes place regarding a proposed Ordinance amending Chapter 2.121 entitled “Vehicles & Traffic” per the Police Chief’s recommendations, which prohibits the parking of large vehicles on Borough roads and establishes a designated truck route.

 

Mayor and Council approve the proposed draft.  Mayor Reynolds adds the First Reading and Introduction of Ordinance No. 2009-13 to this evening’s agenda.

 

Approval of Minutes –

 

There being no corrections, deletions or additions, a motion to approve the Minutes of June 24, 2009 was offered by C/Robilotti and seconded by C/Cooke.  Passed on the following roll call:

 

Roll Call:         Ayes:  C/Carr, C/Cooke, C/Robilotti, C/Rucker, C/Wojyn

                      Nayes:  None

                     Absent:  None

                    Abstain: C/Leonardis

 

Committee Reports

 

Public Buildings & Grounds

Councilwoman Leonardis has nothing to report this evening.

 

Code Enforcement, Public Health, Welfare & Public Events

Councilwoman Cooke reports:

·        Patriots Day Memorial Service will be held here at 7pm on 9/11.

 

Administration, Finance & Personnel

Councilman Wojyn has nothing to report this evening.

 

Public Safety

Councilwoman Robilotti reports:

·        Police Activity Report from 8/24 – 9/6, total calls including motor vehicle stops is 214.  Total motor vehicle stops, 67.

 

Legislative, Insurance & Licenses

Councilwoman Carr reports: 

·        On 9/27, 1 – 5 p.m., The Village Inn will be having an anniversary celebration.  Advance ticket cost is $10.00 or at the door the day of the event, will be $15.00.

 

Public Utilities

Councilman Rucker has nothing to report this evening.

 

Correspondence

Peter Gorbatuk, Municipal Clerk

·        On September 22nd the Monmouth County Health Dept. will be having an annual quorum @ 3439 Hwy 9, Freehold 7pm, to update residents of programs and services available to them. There will also be a question and answer session re: H1N1.

·        Annual Flu Clinic at Borough Hall - September 17th  2-3 p.m.  Cost is $20.00 unless eligible for no cost under Medicaid/Medicare.

·        Asks Councils interest on placing “Elimination of State Mandates” Resolution on the next meetings agenda.

Consensus unanimous to place resolution on the next meetings agenda.

·        Central Jersey Council of Governments Mtg September 21st at Bradley Beach Borough Hall – 701 Main Street, 7p.m.

 

C/Cooke asks if any response was received from the County re: making Wood Ave. a no passing zone and lowering speed limit.

 

Peter Gorbatuk responds that 2 letters went out approximately 3 days ago to Joe Ettiore County Engineer, 1 re: Wood Avenue and 1 for a pedestrian walk way across Main Street by Sanford Park.  To date there has been no response.

 

Borough Administrator/CFO Report

Laurie Finger has nothing to report this evening.

 

Public Hearing – 2009 Municipal Budget Amendments

 

Mayor Reynolds opened the floor to the public for questions or comments on the proposed 2009 Municipal Budget Amendments.

 

Laurie Finger states the amendments as follows:

·        Changing our surplus from $476,750.00 to $446,000.00. 

·        The total municipal revenues went from $73,537.32 to $110,877.63. 

·        Total miscellaneous revenues increased from $428,949.41 to $466,289.72.

·        Amount to be raised by taxation decreased a tiny bit from  $959,931.67 to $953,056.74.  

·        That would mean a 3.7cent increase.

 

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

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

 

New Business

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2009-176

 

ADOPTION OF 2009 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 $953,056.74 to be raised for municipal purposes.

Summary of Revenues

 

  1. General Revenues

 

Surplus Anticipated                                                            $  446,000.00                       

Miscellaneous Revenues Anticipated                                      466,289.72

Receipts From Delinquent Taxes                                              73,000.00                       

 

  1. Amount To Be Raised By Taxation

For Municipal Purposes                                                         953,056.74           

                        Total Revenues                                      $1,938,346.46

 

 

Summary Of Appropriations

 

  1. General Appropriations:

 

Within “Caps”

            Operations Including Contingent                        $1,456,339.00                       

Deferred Charges & Statutory

            Expenditures - Municipal                                          84,873.00                                    

                        Excluded From “Caps”

                                    Operations - Total Operations Excluded

                                    From “Caps”                                                     $    93,046.09

                                    Capital Improvements                                              15,000.00

                                    Municipal Debt Service                                            52,500.00

                                    Deferred Charges - Municipal                                  39,000.00

                                    Reserve For Uncollected Taxes                              197,588.37

                                                Total Appropriations                          $1,938,346.46

 

Offered By:                  C/Robilotti                              

 

Seconded By:               C/Rucker

 

Laurie Finger states today we went before the Local Finance Board and were granted the CAP Waiver we applied for in the amount of $35,983.00, which allows us to adopt our budget this evening.

 

C/Carr asks if they reviewed our budget.

Laurie Finger responds yes and they are OK with it.

 

Mayor Reynolds states to C/Leonardis that the Local Finance Board also reviewed and discussed her letter and it is on the record.

 

Roll Call:   Ayes:   C/Cooke, C/Robilotti, C/Rucker, C/Wojyn

                 Nays:   C/Carr, C/Leonardis

               Absent:  None

              Abstain:  None

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2009-177

 

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 $1,252.00

are hereby authorized to be processed into purchase orders on September 9, 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/Rucker

 

Seconded By:       C/Robilotti

 

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

                 Nays:   None

              Abstain:  None

               Absent:  None

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2009-178

 

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 $69,915.71

                   are hereby authorized to be paid on September 9, 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/Robilotti

 

Seconded By:       C/Rucker

 

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

                 Nays:   None

              Abstain:  None

               Absent:  None

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN                   FIRST READING & INTRODUCTION

ORDINANCE NO. 2009-13

 

AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING CHAPTER 2.121

OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

ENTITLED “VEHICLES & TRAFFIC”

 

A motion to introduce the above ordinance by title only was offered by C/Rucker and seconded by C/Robilotti.  Passed on the following roll call:

 

Offered By:           C/Robilotti

 

Seconded By:        C/Leonardis

 

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

                  Nays:   None

 Abstain:   None

 Absent:  None

 

Peter Gorbatuk, Municipal Clerk states the public hearing and adoption will be held at the September 23, 2009 council meeting.

 

Tax Collector’s Report

                                                    August 2009

 

                        2009 Taxes                  $917,201.56

                        2008 Taxes                        2,869.36

                        Interest                               1,029.66

                        Duplicate Bill Fee                   425.00

                        Returned Check Fee                60.00

 

                                    Net Receipts                $921,585.58

 

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.

 

Kimberly Lawrence, 20 Oxford Court – victim of a hit and run on Oxford Court.  Was told that due to the transition with the builders bond, they are not permitted to have a speed limit posted in the development and that it was up to the residents of Oxford Court to enforce a speed limit.  Went to all the residents on Oxford Court and have a signed petition of 29 out of the 40 units (3 units are vacant, 7 were not home).  We understand that it is private property but feel we should not feel victimized and unsafe in our own neighborhood.  There are over 15 children under the age of 12 in this development that play outside in the street because there is no other place for them to play.  Requesting a 15mph speed limit of which can be enforced by the Police Dept. If nothing is done this will happen again and next time it may be a child’s life.

 

Attorney Youssouf states if you look at every shopping center in the State of N.J. you see speed limit signs posted.  The way that occurs is the owner of the property petitions the local government and cedes jurisdiction to the municipal entity, which is how traffic laws can be enforced in parking lots.  Your condominium association needs to adopt a formal resolution requesting the Borough to assume jurisdiction, which will then adopt and enforce traffic regulations on that private property.   You could also get speed bumps.

 

Kimberly Lawrence presented Mayor and Council the petition for their records.

 

C/Cooke recommends also getting speed bumps as a precautionary measure to slow down the traffic.

 

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

 

Seconded By:       C/Carr

  

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

                 Nays:    None

               Absent:   None

              Abstain:    None

 

The time being 8:24 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/Wojyn. Passed unanimously.

 

The time being 9:29 P.M.

 

Adjournment

 

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

 

The time being 9:30 P.M.

  

___November 23, 2009_____                                        ________________________

Approved by Governing Body                                          Municipal Clerk