** AGENDA **

 

August 25, 2010

 

7:30 P.M.

 

Regular Meeting of the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown, 15 Main Street, Englishtown, New Jersey 07726.

 

1.        Meeting Called to Order and Roll Call

 

2.        Statement of Compliance with Sunshine Law

 

3.                  Moment of Silence and Salute to the Flag

 

4.         Approval of Minutes  -             May 12, 2010, May 26, 2010

            June 9, 2010, June 23, 2010

 

5.         Proclamation:    Supporting the Over the Limit, Under Arrest

                                                2010 Statewide Crackdown

 

6.         Committee Reports

 

            7.         Correspondence

 

            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. 2010-08 – First Reading & Introduction

Amending & Supplementing Chapter 1.33 “Police Department” of the Code of the Borough of Englishtown, Establishing the Office of Police Lieutenant and Establishing Testing Procedures and Standards for Departmental Promotions

 

B.        Resolution No. 2010-154

Designating Salary for Division of Highway Traffic Safety Grant

 

C.                 Resolution No. 2010-155

Renewal of Membership in Monmouth Municipal J.I.F.

 

                        D.         Resolution No. 2010-156

Approval to Submit Grant Application and Execute Grant Contract with the DOT for the Center St. Reconstruction Project

 

E.        Resolution No. 2010-157

Approval to Submit Grant Application and Execute Grant Contract with the DOT for the Reconstruction of Curbing & Sidewalk on Railroad/Conover Ave. and Park Ave. Project

 

F.         Resolution No. 2010-158

Approval to Submit Grant Application and Execute Grant Contract with the DOT for the Main St. Pedestrian Crosswalk Lighting Improvement Project

 

G.        Resolution No. 2010-159

Approval to Submit Grant Application and Execute Grant Contract with the DOT for the Improvements to LaSatta Ave. and Mt. Vernon Road Project

 

H.        Resolution No. 2010-160

Authorizing Maser Consulting to Prepare Master Plan Re-examination Report

 

I.          Resolution No. 2010-161

Correcting Hiring Salary – Ptl. Phillip Accatatta

 

J.         Resolution No. 2010-162

Authorizing Approval of Department Requisitions

 

K.         Resolution No. 2010-163

Authorizing Payment of Borough Bills

 

10.            Tax Collector’s Report -     June 2010

                                                            July 2010

 

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 7:33 P.M.

 

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

                  Absent:            C/Krawiec

 

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.

 

Approval of Minutes –

 

There being no corrections, deletions or additions, a motion to approve the Minutes of May 12, 2010, May 26, 2010, June 9, 2010 and June 23, 2010 was offered by C/Robilotti and seconded by C/Wojyn.  Passed on the following roll call:

 

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

                        Nayes:                    None

                        Absent:            C/Krawiec

                        Abstain:            None

 

Mayor Reynolds reads aloud Proclamation “Over The Limit – Under Arrest”

 

Committee Reports

 

Public Utilities

Councilwoman Krawiec is absent, nothing was reported.

 

Code Enforcement, Public Health, Welfare & Public Events

Councilwoman Cooke reports:

·        Patriots Day Memorial Service on September 11, 2010 at 7:00 P.M.

 

Administration, Finance & Personnel

Councilman Wojyn reports:

·        CFO secured Health Benefits under Chapter 330 and have received Chapter 330 certification for former Chief Niziolek and all Police and Fire Members.

·        On August 10th, C/Carr and Laurie Finger met with Brunswick Bank and Trust representatives.  We will be moving our COAH Trust Account to them.  They also offered Free Checking to Borough Employees with direct deposit.

·        County Representative Veronica scanned approximately 1000 pages of Resolutions from 2004 to present. Record retention then became a priority.  She has helped clean up the Borough files tremendously.  August 17th was her last day.

·        Jersey Professional Management is in process of preparing Police Promotion Process.

·        B/A finger filed an Energy Efficient and Conservation Block Grant Application for $20,000.

·        B/A Finger filed for a Direct Install Program Grant for a Free Energy Audit of the Municipal Building.

·        Computers in the Municipal Building pose a risk regarding Security due to age of the hardware and programs.  This needs to be addressed. A report will be forthcoming regarding standardization and a better server with an optical storage unit.  C/Carr said a virus could be picked up by the employees going onto the Internet.  You can have state of the art equipment however you need to stop the main route problem going out and bringing in applications that are screwing up our computers.

 

Public Safety

Councilwoman Robilotti reports:

·        Reads Police Report for May, June and July. 

·        Special Officer Scott Zappora is addressing PFRS and he will keep Mayor and Council updated.  The hearing for his appeal is scheduled for September 9th.

·        Received memo from Sgt. Cooke updating Mayor and Council on the status of the potential new hire Patrolman Nicola Costaglia; psych evaluation scheduled for tomorrow and physical examination is scheduled for September 3rd.  Hiring him is dependant on him passing both exams.

 

Legislative, Insurance & Licenses

Councilwoman Carr reports: 

·        There was an issue with the water monitoring report; would like to know if it has been addressed?  B/A Finger will look into this.

·        I requested that the Clerk contact the County to obtain a complete Borough business list; wondering if our fire inspector Ed Miller has a current up to date list of our businesses since he performs fire inspections annually.  Clerk will find out.

·        RFP for Solar Energy is ready to go. 

 

Public Buildings & Grounds

Councilman Rucker reports:

·        Road Maintenance slows due to vacations.

·        HVAC energy audit has been done thanks to B/A Finger.  Our efficiency rating is 80%, which would qualify the Borough to go further. C/Carr asks that we look into a complete energy audit and B/A Finger said she would ask for the cost to do this.

 

Correspondence

Peter Gorbatuk, Municipal Clerk reports:

·        Wood Avenue has been changed to no passing in both directions.

·        Brandywine water runoff issues and potholes have been addressed.

·        Reads into record a letter from resident Mr. Richard Kozloski regarding the unsanitary conditions the ducks, mallards, and geese are posing for the homes along Lake Weamaconk. 

 

Borough Administrator/CFO Report

Laurie Finger has nothing to report this evening.

 

Public Portion – Agenda Items

 

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

 

Mr. Richard Kozloski says there are a lot of feces on his property and in the summer months he smells dog/cat feces and it is the reason why he sent the e-mail to the Clerk. 

 

C/Carr says there is an overpopulation of animals in that area and if there are code violations he would need to fill out a complaint form and then it will be addressed.

 

There being no further 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                 FIRST READING & INTRODUCTION

ORDINANCE NO. 2010-08

 

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING CHAPTER 1.33

“POLICE DEPARTMENT” OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN ESTABLISHING THE OFFICE OF POLICE LIEUTENANT

AND ESTABLISHING TESTING PROCEDURES AND STANDARDS FOR DEPARTMENTAL PROMOTIONS

 

A motion to introduce the above ordinance by title only was offered by C/Carr and seconded by C/Robilotti. 

 

Offered By:                  C/Carr

 

Seconded By:               C/Robilotti

 

Mayor and Council would like to further discuss this during executive session.

 

(Went into Executive Session to discuss further…. When came out of Executive Session vote was not taken for Introduction… First Reading and Introduction has been rescheduled for a special meeting to be held Monday August 30, 2010)

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2010-154

 

RESOLUTION DESIGNATING SALARY

FOR DIVISION OF HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY GRANT

 

            WHEREAS, the Borough of Englishtown Police Department is the recipient of a Highway Traffic Safety Grant entitled Over the Limit Under Arrest 2010 Statewide Crackdown, and;

 

            WHEREAS, the Borough of Englishtown will receive $4,400 in overtime for enforcement of this Grant from the State of New Jersey, and;

 

            WHEREAS, the State encourages agencies to pay all participating officers a flat $50 per hour rate for this overtime detail;

 

            NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown that the hourly rate for the Englishtown Police Officers to enforce the Over the Limit Under Arrest 2010 Statewide Crackdown from August 20 through September 6, 2010 is $50.00 per hour.

           

Offered by:                   C/Robilotti      

 

Seconded by:               C/Carr

 

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

                   Nays:   None

                Absent:  C/Krawiec

               Abstain:  None

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2010-155

 

RESOLUTION FOR RENEWAL OF MEMBERSHIP

IN THE MONMOUTH MUNICIPAL JOINT INSURANCE FUND

 

            WHEREAS, the Borough of Englishtown is a member of the Monmouth Municipal Joint Insurance Fund; and

 

            WHEREAS, said renewed membership terminates as of December 31, 2010 unless earlier renewed by agreement between the Municipality and the Fund; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Municipality desires to renew said membership;

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED as follows:

 

1.      The Borough of Englishtown agrees to renew its membership in the Monmouth Municipal Joint Insurance Fund and to be subject to the Bylaws, Rules and Regulations, coverages, and operating procedures thereofas presently existing or as modified from time to time by lawful actof the Fund.

 

2.      The Mayor and Clerk shall be and hereby authorized to execute the agreement to renew membership annexed hereto and made a part hereof and to deliver same to the Monmouth Municipal Joint Insurance Fund evidencing the Municipality’s intention to renew its membership.

 

Offered by:                   C/Carr

 

Seconded by:               C/Robilotti

 

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

                   Nays:   None

                Absent:  C/Krawiec

               Abstain:   None

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2010-156

 

APPROVAL TO SUBMIT A GRANT APPLICATION

AND EXECUTE A GRANT CONTRACT WITH THE

NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORATION FOR

THE CENTER STREET RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT

 

            WHEREAS, upon recommendation by the Borough Engineer, the Governing Body of the Borough of Englishtown, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey, desires to submit applications to the New Jersey Department of Transportation in an effort to obtain grant funding for needed projects.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Council of the Borough of Englishtown, formally approves the grant application for the above stated project.

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor and Municipal Clerk are hereby authorized to submit an electronic grant application identified as MA-2011-Englishtown Borough-00493 to the New Jersey Department of Transportation on behalf of the Borough of Englishtown.

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor and Municipal Clerk are hereby authorized to sign the grant agreement on behalf of the Borough of Englishtown and that their signature constitutes acceptance of the terms and conditions of the grant agreement and approves the execution of the grant agreement.

 

Offered by:                   C/Rucker

 

Seconded by:               C/Robilotti

 

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

                   Nays:   None

                Absent:   C/Krawiec

               Abstain:    None

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2010-157

 

APPROVAL TO SUBMIT A GRANT APPLICATION

AND EXECUTE A GRANT CONTRACT WITH THE

NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORATION FOR

THE RECONSTRUCTION OF CURBING AND SIDEWALK ON

RAILROAD/CONOVER AVENUE AND PARK AVENUE PROJECT

 

            WHEREAS, upon recommendation by the Borough Engineer, the Governing Body of the Borough of Englishtown, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey, desires to submit applications to the New Jersey Department of Transportation in an effort to obtain grant funding for needed projects.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Council of the Borough of Englishtown, formally approves the grant application for the above stated project.

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor and Municipal Clerk are hereby authorized to submit an electronic grant application identified as SST-2011-Englishtown Borough-00048 to the New Jersey Department of Transportation on behalf of the Borough of Englishtown.

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor and Municipal Clerk are hereby authorized to sign the grant agreement on behalf of the Borough of Englishtown and that their signature constitutes acceptance of the terms and conditions of the grant agreement and approves the execution of the grant agreement.

 

Offered by:                   C/Rucker

 

Seconded by:               C/Robilotti

 

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

                   Nays:   None

                Absent:  C/Krawiec

               Abstain:   None

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2010-158

 

APPROVAL TO SUBMIT A GRANT APPLICATION

AND EXECUTE A GRANT CONTRACT WITH THE

NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORATION

FOR THE MAIN STREET PEDESTRIAN CROSSWALK

LIGHTING IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

 

            WHEREAS, upon recommendation by the Borough Engineer, the Governing Body of the Borough of Englishtown, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey, desires to submit applications to the New Jersey Department of Transportation in an effort to obtain grant funding for needed projects.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Council of the Borough of Englishtown, formally approves the grant application for the above stated project.

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor and Municipal Clerk are hereby authorized to submit an electronic grant application identified as COP-2011-Englishtown Borough-00031 to the New Jersey Department of Transportation on behalf of the Borough of Englishtown.

 

             BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor and Municipal Clerk are hereby authorized to sign the grant agreement on behalf of the Borough of Englishtown and that their signature constitutes acceptance of the terms and conditions of the grant agreement and approves the execution of the grant agreement.

 

Offered by:                   C/Rucker

 

Seconded by:               C/Carr

 

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

                   Nays:   None

                Absent:   C/Krawiec

               Abstain:   None

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2010-159

 

APPROVAL TO SUBMIT A GRANT APPLICATION

AND EXECUTE A GRANT CONTRACT WITH THE

NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORATION

FOR THE IMPROVEMENTS TO LASATTA AVENUE

AND MT. VERNON ROAD PROJECT

 

            WHEREAS, upon recommendation by the Borough Engineer, the Governing Body of the Borough of Englishtown, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey, desires to submit applications to the New Jersey Department of Transportation in an effort to obtain grant funding for needed projects.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Council of the Borough of Englishtown, formally approves the grant application for the above stated project.

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor and Municipal Clerk are hereby authorized to submit an electronic grant application identified as MA-2011-Englishtown Borough-00509 to the New Jersey Department of Transportation on behalf of the Borough of Englishtown.

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor and Municipal Clerk are hereby authorized to sign the grant agreement on behalf of the Borough of Englishtown and that their signature constitutes acceptance of the terms and conditions of the grant agreement and approves the execution of the grant agreement.

 

Offered by:         C/Rucker

 

Seconded by:       C/Carr

 

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

                   Nays:   None

                Absent:  C/Krawiec

               Abstain:  None

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2010-160

 

AUTHORIZING MASER CONSULTING

TO PREPARE A MASTER PLAN RE-EXAMINATION REPORT

 

            WHEREAS, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D, a Master Plan Re-examination report must be adopted every six (6) years and the Borough of Englishtown last adopted a Master Plan Re-examination report in June of 2003; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council authorizes Maser Consulting to prepare a Re-examination report in concert with the Planning Board that complies with these requirements; and

 

            WHEREAS, Maser Consulting has provided a proposal in the amount of $6,500.00 to perform the Master Plan Re-examination report and the Borough Chief Financial Officer has certified the availability of funds for this service.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown, that Maser Consulting is authorized to prepare a Master Plan Re-examination report for the Borough of Englishtown with an amount not to exceed $6,500.00.

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a true certified copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Chief Financial Officer and Maser Consulting.

 

Offered by:                   C/Carr

 

Seconded by:               C/Robilotti

 

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

                   Nays:   None

                Absent:  C/Krawiec

               Abstain:   None

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2010-161

 

RESOLUTION CORRECTING HIRING SALARY

 

            WHEREAS, the public safety committee has recommended Phillip Accatatta be appointed to Patrolman for the Borough of Englishtown; and

 

            WHEREAS, on August 11, 2010 the Governing Body approved Resolution #2010-148 appointing Phillip Accatatta as a patrolman to a salary of $30,416.00 per annum; and

 

            WHEREAS, Patrolman Accatatta’s appointing salary should have been at the Probationary Level Step on the PBA Guide in the amount of $34,082.00 per annum.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey that Phillip Accatatta’s appointing salary be corrected to reflect the Probationary Salary of $34,082.00 effective August 11, 2010.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a certified true copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Chief Financial Officer, Police Commissioner Robilotti and Phillip Accatatta.

 

Offered by:                   C/Robilotti

 

Seconded by:               C/Cooke

 

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

                   Nays:   None

                Absent:    C/Krawiec

               Abstain:    None

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2010-162

 

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 $1,689.40

are hereby authorized to be processed into purchase orders on August 25, 2010.

 

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/Robilotti

 

Seconded by:               C/Rucker

 

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

                   Nays:   None

                Absent:   C/Krawiec

               Abstain:    None

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2010-163

 

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 $379,715.01

                   are hereby authorized to be paid on August 25, 2010.

 

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/Rucker

 

Seconded by:               C/Robilotti

 

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

                   Nays:   None

                Absent:   C/Krawiec

               Abstain:    None

 

Tax Collector’s Report

June  2010

 

                                                                        2010 Taxes                              $38,094.36

                                                                        Interest                                            607.33

                                                                        Outside Lien Redemption              4,060.35

                                                                        Net Receipts                           $42,762.04

 

July 2010

 

                                                                        2010 Taxes                              $246,086.85

                                                                        2011 Taxes                                           9.81

                                                                        Interest                                              765.69

                                                                        Net Receipts                          $246,862.35

 

 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. 

 

Gerry Cole from John F.Carroll Club / Knights of Columbus located on Lasatta Avenue reads a letter stating the property tax exempt status of the Club was lost when the building was demolished.  They feel they have cooperated with the Borough and the County to expedite the completion of MN 30 bridge replacement.  He appeals to the Mayor and Council to reinstate their property tax-exempt status.

 

Discussion takes place between Mayor, Council and Attorney Youssouf.

 

Following the discussion, Mayor Reynolds asks Attorney Youssouf to draft a Resolution to reinstate the property tax-exempt status to the Knights of Columbus.

 

There being no further questions or comments, a motion to close the public portion was offered by C/Carr 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 client attorney privileged information; 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/Robilotti, C/Rucker, C/Wojyn

                   Nays:  None

                Absent:  C/Krawiec

               Abstain:   None

 

The time being 8:35 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/Robilotti. Passed unanimously.

 

The time being 9:04 P.M.

 

At this time, Mayor Reynolds adds the following Resolutions to tonight’s agenda.

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2010-164

 

RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN AUTORIZING THE

RESTORATION OF TAX EXEMPT STATUS TO THE JOHN

F. CARROLL COLUMBIAN CLUB OF THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

FOR PORPERTY KNOWN AND IDENTIFIED AS LOT 1, BLOCK 2.02

ON THE TAX MAP OF THE BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

 

            WHEREAS; The John F. Carroll Columbian Club of the Knights of Columbus (hereinafter referred to as the “KFC”) is the owner of property known and identified as Lot 1 in Block 2.02 as shown on the Tax Map of the Borough of Englishtown, commonly known as 2 LaSatta Avenue; and

 

            WHEREAS; Said organization has, for many years, enjoyed a tax exempt status as a charitable/religious organization which has utilized the above described property for its business offices and public service functions and activities; and

 

            WHEREAS; On or about 12/16/08 the Unified Planning/Zoning Board of Adjustment of the Borough of Englishtown approved said organization’s application for preliminary and final major site plan approval and variances to allow the demolition of the existing structure on site and the construction of a new two story building on said property; and

 

            WHEREAS; The “KFC” cooperated with the County of Monmouth and the Borough of Englishtown in their efforts to eliminate a dangerous intersection at the corner of LaSatta and Wood Avenues and facilitated the County’s reconstruction of the Wemaconk Creek Bridge; and

 

            WHEREAS; The “KFC” demolished the existing building and has been prepared to begin construction of the replacement structure on the subject parcel but have been prevented from going forward due to delays in the completion of the County’s road improvement and bridge construction projects; and

 

            WHEREAS; On or abut July 26, 2010 the “KFC” received notice that its property was no longer eligible for its real property tax exemption due to the fact that the subject parcel was vacant and not actually in use by the charitable organization; and

 

            WHEREAS; It is the considered opinion of the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown that revocation of the “KFC’s” tax exempt status is unfair and unwarranted given the extenuating circumstances and long history of cooperation between the organization and the Borough regarding the pubic street and bridge improvement program described above; and

 

            WHEREAS; The imposition of real property taxes on the subject parcel would work a hardship on this charitable/religious organization and jeopardize its ability to complete its construction program.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown that the above specified real property owned by the “KFC” be restored to its prior tax exempt status.

 

Offered by:            C/Carr

 

Seconded by:        C/Robilotti

 

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

                   Nays:   None

                Absent:    C/Krawiec

               Abstain:    None

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2010-165

 

RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH

OF ENGLISHTOWN AGREEING TO HOLD HARMLESS AND INDEMNIFY JERSEY PROFESSIONAL MANAGEMENT AGAINST

ANY AND ALL CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH POLICE TESTING SERVICES TO BE RENDERED BY JPM ON BEHALF OF THE BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

 

WHEREAS; The Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown have awarded a contract to Jersey Professional Management of Cranford, New Jersey

for the development and administration of a Police Lieutenant’s examination; and

 

WHEREAS; Jersey Professional Management has requested the Borough to indemnify and hold harmless Jersey Professional Management against any and all claims that may or could arise out of the Police Lieutenant’s examination to be administered to eligible Borough Police Officers.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown that, by these presents, the Borough does hereby agree to hold harmless and indemnify Jersey Professional Management against and from any and all claims arising from or in connection with the Police Lieutenants examination to be administered by Jersey Professional Management to eligible officers of the Borough’s Police Department.      

 

Offered by:            C/Robilotti

 

Seconded by:         C/Carr

 

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

                   Nays:   None

                Absent:    C/Krawiec

               Abstain:    C/Cooke

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2010-166

 

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MUNICIPAL CLERK

TO ADVERTISE AND RECEIVE PROPOSALS FROM

QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS TO PROVIDE TURNKEY

DESIGN-BUILD SERVICES FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC (SOLAR)

GENERATION SYSTEMS FOR THE BOROUGHOF ENGLISHTOWN

 

            WHEREAS, the Borough of Englishtown is interested in exploring business proposals for the installation of a photovoltaic (solar) generation system on properties owned by the Borough; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council authorized the Engineer to prepare the request for proposal documents.

 

            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 Municipal Clerk is hereby authorized to advertise and receive request for proposals.

 

Offered by:              C/Rucker

 

Seconded by:           C/Carr

 

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

                   Nays:   None

                Absent:   C/Krawiec

               Abstain:   None

 

Adjournment

 

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

 

The time being 9:08 P.M.

 

 

September 22, 2010                                                          ________________________

Approved by Governing Body                                          Municipal Clerk