** AGENDA **

 

January 27, 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.                  Discussion Items:

·        Alarm Ordinance

·        Sovereign Bank monitoring well

 

5.         Approval of Minutes:  October 28, 2009, November 9, 2009, November 23, 2009

 

6.         Committee Reports

 

            7.         Borough Engineer’s Monthly Report – January 2010

 

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. 2010-01 – Public Hearing & Adoption

Amending & Supplementing Chapter 1.35 Entitled “Municipal Court”, Establishing Title of Violations Clerk

 

12.            New Business:

 

A.                 Ordinance No. 2010-02 – First Reading & Introduction

Amending & Supplementing Chapter 2.102 Entitled “Recycling”

 

B.                 Resolution No. 2010-044

2010 Temporary Operating Budget

 

C.                 Resolution No. 2010-045

Authorizing Services Over $800

Road Dept. – Repair of GMC Pickup

 

                        D.         Resolution No. 2010-046

Authorizing Purchases Over $800

Road Dept. – Salt/Magnesium Chloride Mix

 

E.         Resolution No. 2010-047

Authorizing Services Over $800

Annual Computer Software Maintenance

 

F.         Resolution No. 2010-048

Authorizing Services Over $800

Water Dept. – Annual Water Sampling

 

G.         Resolution No. 2010-049

Authorizing Refund of Vendor Fee to Street Party Vendor

 

H.         Resolution No. 2010-050

Authorizing Redemption of Tax Sale Certificate & Refund of Premium Paid at Tax Sale – Block 23, Lot 4

 

I.          Resolution No. 2010-051

Authorizing Redemption of Tax Sale Certificate & Refund of Premium Paid at Tax Sale – Block 20, Lot 9

 

J.          Resolution No. 2010-052

Authorizing Redemption of Tax Sale Certificate – Block 1, Lot 5.01

 

K.        Resolution No. 2010-053

Authorizing Redemption of Tax Sale Certificate & Refund of Premium Paid at Tax Sale – Block 26.01, Lot 11

 

L.         Resolution No. 2010-054

Authorizing Approval of Department Requisitions

 

M.        Resolution No. 2010-055

Authorizing Payment of Borough Bills

 

13.              Tax Collector’s Report –   November 2009, December 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 7:30 P.M.

 

Roll Call:  Present:  C/Carr, C/Cooke, C/Krawiec, 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.

 

Discussion Items:

 

Alarm Ordinance - Current Ordinance does not have a penalty for non-registered alarm systems. Mayor and Council discuss suggested penalty. Council decision - minimum fine of $250.00, maximum fine of $1,000.00.  Mayor Reynolds states in addition to being advertised, would like to have the amendments posted on the website and mailed with the tax bills or water bills so all residents are aware of them.  Attorney Youssouf states he will prepare a draft for council consideration.

 

Sovereign Bank Monitoring Well - The Elm Group is looking to put in a second monitoring well.  DEP was not satisfied with the previous readings.  C/Carr asks what exactly they are finding that could possibly be migrating.  Mayor Reynolds asks Peter Gorbatuk to get further clarification.

 

Approval of Minutes –

 

There being no corrections, deletions or additions, a motion to approve the Minutes of October 28, 2009, November 9, 2009 and November 23, 2009 was offered by C/Carr and seconded by C/Robilotti.  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/Krawiec

 

Committee Reports

 

Public Utilities

Councilwoman Krawiec reports:

·        Met with Jim and Celia from the Water Dept.; there were 698 meter read and the bills went out on January 14th.  Third quarter delinquencies went out the first week in January; there are 65.  The snow removal notice was mailed to residents with the water bills to save on postage. 

·        Scanners are being installed from our new bank, which will save on trips to the bank.

·        Met with Jim and he explained how the Water Dept. ran.  He also went over and explained his proposed budget to me.

·        Reads aloud correspondence from a resident commending Jim Mastrokalos, Water Superintendent for his professionalism when her tenant had a flood in her basement.

·        Rick Guffanti, DPW Supervisor is currently working on the tonnage reports, which need to be filed with the State by the end of April.

 

Code Enforcement, Public Health, Welfare & Public Events

Councilwoman Cooke reports:

·        Reads aloud end of year report for Code Enforcement Department – Fire Prevention Bureau completed a total of 16 life hazard use inspections; 80 local inspections; 20 re-inspections and 2 complaints.  There were 31 violations issued for the year and 49 certificates issued for compliance.  The Borough brought in approximately $7,285.53 in fee receipts.  Approximately 40 citizen complaints came in and were investigated by the Borough Code Official of which 3 required court appearances and there were 6 fire investigations.

 

Administration, Finance & Personnel

Councilman Wojyn reports:

·        Reads aloud monthly reports submitted by the Administration Dept.

·        During the reevaluation, all the properties in Englishtown were photographed as a part of the process.  The Monmouth County Board of Taxation is asking our permission as to whether or not we would like to put our citizens homes placed on the publicly accessed website.

Majority of council voice their opinion that they don’t feel it is their place to make this decision.  It should be the decision of the homeowner.

 

Laurie Finger states that she spoke to our tax assessor and it doesn’t benefit her or an appraiser to have these photographs on a public website.

 

Council consensus unanimous to deny permission to the Monmouth County Board of Taxation to place photographs online.

 

Public Safety

Councilwoman Robilotti reports:

·        Police report from 12/14/09 – 1/24/10- total calls 659 including motor vehicle stops. There was 24 hrs of overtime.

·        Received memo from Chief regarding the background check on Stanley Matthews – all was found to be satisfactory.

·        Received memo from Chief regarding the background check for the liquor license transfer currently held by Coral Silsbe – two of the three subjects have been cleared; awaiting archived records for the completion of the check on the third party.

·        Reads aloud correspondence received by Chief Niziolek from Charles Burglar Jr. commending Ptl. Alex Dinicola for his assistance on December 31, 2009 when their house in Manalapan caught fire.

·        Pleased that Ptl. Alex Dinicola and Cpl. Michael MacInnes received the recognition they deserve in an article in the News Transcript regarding the counterfeit bill case.

 

Legislative, Insurance & Licenses

Councilwoman Carr reports: 

·        Monmouth County Scenic Byway Expansion Committee is meeting on February 8th at 7pm in the Monmouth County Planning Board office.  Once the process is all set up and approved it will set us up for substantial grants coming in for being a part of the byway.

 

Public Buildings & Grounds

Councilman Rucker has nothing to report this evening.

 

Mayor Reynolds reads aloud Borough Engineers monthly report.

 

Correspondence

Peter Gorbatuk, Municipal Clerk states:

·        Hearing scheduled before the economic growth committee regarding COAH on Feb. 1st at 10am.  They request a representative be present.

Councilwoman Robilotti states she will be attending.

 

C/Cooke asks the Clerk if any response was received from the County regarding crosswalks across Main Street or the speed limit on Wood Avenue.

 

Peter Gorbatuk states regarding the speed limit on Wood Avenue, the County requested some information from the Chief, which he is in the process of getting and sending to them.  Regarding the crosswalk by Sanford Park, they are just waiting for decent weather. 

 

C/Carr questions the status with the speeding on Hamilton Street.  Last report from Sgt. Settele on January 13th stated he saw no problem.  Requests some type of radar device be placed there for a longer period of time.

 

Borough Administrator/CFO Report

Laurie Finger states:

·        BAN for the water tank matured on January 15th in the amount of $200,000.  Fifty thousand was paid down and the note was renewed for $150,000 at an interest rate of 1 ½ % at Amboy Bank.  This note will mature on January 14th 2011 and hopefully we will have it completely paid off by the year 2013.

·        On January 14th, Monmouth County Freeholders executed the rehabilitation agreement with the Borough for the rehab units, which will begin in 2012.

·        Regarding COAH, we had a deadline to file all our paperwork.  It was all sent to them overnight on January 21st.  We are now waiting to hear what the next step is.

C/Carr requests a review of the records to see what we have paid for engineering services from beginning to end for our COAH certification.

·        At the December meeting authorization was given to file a reimbursement with the State to recoup the money that we had to give back to Quick Chek in the amount of $43,000.  Happy to report that we got our money on January 21st and it has been redeposited.  It is in our trust fund, which can be used for the rehabs that we need to do for the County.

·        Received the fire district budget.  The fire election will be held on February 20th from 2 – 9p.m.  Their amount to be raised by taxation increased by 1.2 cents.

·        Received our annual check from Cablevision for gross receipts.  Their annual franchise fee increased on March 18, 2009 from 2% to 3-½ % for us.  We received revenue in the amount of $45,538.00, which is approximately a $30,000.00 increase from last year.  The State will allow us to anticipate that as revenue in this year’s budget. 

·        Received from Bob Ward, the State Building Inspector, the 2009 construction activity report; the State issued 74 permits and their gross revenues were $39,299.00.

·        Received local finance notice from the State extending the introduction of our municipal budget from February 10th to March 31st.  

·        Received from the Borough Engineer, an estimate for the Victory/Weamaconk Project; Estimate is $530,000, of which $250,000 is funded through the grant and we would have to come up with the balance of the funding. 

 

C/Carr asks C/Robilotti the status on the Special Officers.  C/Robilotti states background checks are now being done.

 

Public Portion – Agenda Items

 

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

 

Isabelle Lewis, Park Avenue – questions regarding the alarm ordinance.

 

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

 

Old Business

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN                 PUBLIC HEARING & ADOPTION

ORDINANCE NO. 2010-01

 

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING CHAPTER 1.35

OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

ENTITLED “MUNICIPAL COURT”

ESTABLISHING THE TITLE OF VIOLATIONS CLERK

 

            WHEREAS, Chapter 1.35 of the Code of the Borough of Englishtown established the Municipal Court of the Borough of Englishtown in the County of Monmouth accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 2A:81-1 et seq.; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown have determined that it is necessary, desirable and in the public interest to establish the position of Violations Clerk within the Municipal Court to aid the Court in the administration of justice.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY ORDAINED AS FOLLOWS:

 

ARTICLE I

 

            Section 1.35.08 Violations Clerk:  There is hereby established within the Municipal Court of the Borough of Englishtown the position of Violations Clerk, who shall be appointed by the Borough Council and perform the functions assigned to him/her by the Municipal Judge and by the Municipal Court Administrator.

 

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that all ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent with the provisions of this Ordinance 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 remaining provisions hereof.

 

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that this Ordinance shall take effect upon its passage and publication according 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/Robilotti and seconded by C/Carr.  Passed unanimously.

 

Adoption

A motion to adopt Ordinance No.2010-01, above titled, was offered by C/Robilotti and

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

 

Offered by:                   C/Robilotti

 

Seconded by:               C/Cooke

                       

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

                        Nays:   None

                    Abstain:    None

                     Absent:    None

 

New Business

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN                 FIRST READING & INTRODUCTION

ORDINANCE NO. 2010-02

 

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING CHAPTER 2.102 OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN “RECYCLING”

 

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

 

Offered By:                  C/Robilotti

 

Seconded By:               C/Carr

 

Roll Call:  Ayes:            C/Carr, C/Cooke, C/Krawiec, 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 February 24, 2010 council meeting.

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2010-044

 

2010 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 2010 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 2010-2 dated January 14, 2010 that the Governing Body may, by resolution, adopt by Feb. 27, 2010 to increase it’s temporary budget by 1/12th; and

 

WHEREAS, the total appropriations in the 2009 Municipal Budget, exclusive of any appropriations made for interest and debt redemption charges, Capital Improvement Fund, Public Assistance, is $2,684,146.46 and

 

WHEREAS, 1/12th of the total appropriations in the 2009 Municipal Budget, exclusive of any appropriations made for interest and debt redemption charges, Capital Improvement Fund, Public Assistance, in said 2009 Municipal Budget is $223,678.09; and

 

WHEREAS, the 2010 temporary operating budget was adopted by Resolution Number 2010-026, adopted on January 4, 2010 in the amount of $704,588.45;

 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the total 2010 temporary operating budget be increased to the amount of $928,244.00 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/Robilotti

 

Seconded By:               C/Cooke

 

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

                 Nays: None

             Abstain: None

              Absent: None

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2010-045

 

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. – Repair of GMC Pickup - $853.16

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/Robilotti

 

Seconded By:       C/Cooke

 

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

                 Nays: None

             Abstain: None

              Absent: None

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2010-046

 

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. – Salt/Magnesium Chloride Mix - $1,790.00

Purchased From:

International Salt Company

655 Northern Blvd.

Clarks Summit, PA  18411

 

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

 

Offered By:         C/Robilotti

 

Seconded By:      C/Carr

 

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

                 Nays:   None

             Abstain:    None

              Absent:   None

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2010-047

 

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:

 

Annual Computer Software Maintenance for Finance, Tax, Water/Sewer Utility, and Animal Licensing Departments - $9,299.00

Purchased From:

Edmunds & Associates

301-A Tilton Road

Northfield, N.J.  08225

 

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

 

Offered By:                  C/Robilotti

 

Seconded By:               C/Carr

 

Council questions the cost.  Laurie Finger states the software must be state approved.  Cost includes training, updates etc.  There was no increase in their price from last year.

 

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

                 Nays:   None

             Abstain:   None

              Absent:   None

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2010-048

 

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. - Annual Water Sampling - $830.00

Purchased From:

J.R. Henderson Labs, Inc.

123 Seaman Avenue

Beachwood, N.J.  08722-2817

 

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

 

Offered By:                  C/Robilotti

 

Seconded By:               C/Krawiec

 

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

                 Nays:   None

             Abstain:    None

              Absent:   None

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2010-049

 

AUTHORIZING REFUND OF VENDOR FEE TO

ENGLISHTOWN STREET PARTY VENDOR

 

            WHEREAS, the Englishtown Street Party scheduled for October 17, 2009, rain date October 18, 2009 unfortunately had to be cancelled due to inclement weather; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Englishtown Street Party has been postponed until May 15, 2010; and

 

WHEREAS, the following vendor has previously paid a vendor fee to participate in the 2009 Street Party and unfortunately is not available on May 15, 2010 and due to the cancellation is now due a refund:

 

Deborah Schettini – Mon Petit Amis , Manalapan, N.J. – 2 spaces                        $50.00

           

            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 refund is hereby approved.

 

Offered By:                  C/Robilotti

 

Seconded By:               C/Cooke

 

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

                 Nays:   None

             Abstain:    None

              Absent:    None

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2010-050

 

AUTHORIZING REDEMPTION OF TAX SALE CERTIFICATE

& REFUND OF PREMIUM PAID AT TAX SALE

 

            WHEREAS, the Borough of Englishtown Tax Collector has reported that the following Tax Sale Certificate has been sold to Metro Services Group LLC, 14 Fairview Ave. South Amboy, N.J.  08879:

 

Tax Sale Certificate Number 09-00020

Block 23, Lot 4

9 Park Avenue

in the amount of $212.15

 

            WHEREAS, Metro Services Group LLC also paid $250.00 as a premium to obtain Tax Sale Certificate #09-00020; and

 

            WHEREAS, the above-mentioned certificate has been paid and the holder is also entitled to a refund of the premium paid to obtain said certificate for a total redemption amount of $462.15.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey that it hereby authorizes payment in the amount of $462.15 to Metro Services Group LLC, 14 Fairview Ave. South Amboy, N.J.  08879:

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a certified true copy of this Resolution be forwarded to the Borough's Tax Collector and Chief Financial Officer.

 

Offered By:                  C/Robilotti

 

Seconded By:               C/Carr

 

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

                 Nays:   None

             Abstain:    None

              Absent:   None

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2010-051

 

AUTHORIZING REDEMPTION OF TAX SALE CERTIFICATE

& REFUND OF PREMIUM PAID AT TAX SALE

 

            WHEREAS, the Borough of Englishtown Tax Collector has reported that the following Tax Sale Certificate has been sold to FNA Jersey Lien Services, LLC, 575 Route 70 2nd Floor – P.O. Box 1030  Brick, N.J. 08723:

 

Tax Sale Certificate Number 09-00019

Block 20, Lot 9

7 Victory Drive

in the amount of $1,164.02

 

            WHEREAS, FNA Jersey Lien Services, LLC also paid $1000.00 as a premium to obtain Tax Sale Certificate #09-00019; and

 

            WHEREAS, the above-mentioned certificate has been paid and the holder is also entitled to a refund of the premium paid to obtain said certificate for a total redemption amount of $2,164.02.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey that it hereby authorizes payment in the amount of $2,164.02 to FNA Jersey Lien Services, LLC, 575 Route 70 2nd Floor – P.O. Box 1030  Brick, N.J. 08723:

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a certified true copy of this Resolution be forwarded to the Borough's Tax Collector and Chief Financial Officer.

 

Offered By:          C/Robilotti

 

Seconded By:       C/Krawiec

 

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

                 Nays:   None

             Abstain:    None

              Absent:    None

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2010-052

 

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING REDEMPTION OF TAX SALE CERTIFICATE

 

            WHEREAS, the Borough of Englishtown Tax Collector has reported that the following Tax Sale Certificate has been sold to U.S. Bank Cust/Pro Capital I, LLC  2 Liberty Place 50 South 16th Street  Suite 195,  Philadelphia, PA  19102:

 

Tax Sale Certificate Number 09-00008

Block 1,  Lot 5.01

25 LaSatta Avenue

in the amount of $4,368.98

 

            WHEREAS, the above-mentioned certificate has been paid and U.S. Bank Cust/Pro Capital I, LLC is entitled to a redemption amount of $4,368.98.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey that it hereby authorizes payment in the amount of $4,368.98 to U.S. Bank Cust/Pro Capital I, LLC, 

2 Liberty Place 50 South 16th Street - Suite 195, Philadelphia, PA  19102.

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a certified true copy of this Resolution be forwarded to the Borough's Tax Collector and Chief Financial Officer.

                       

Offered By:           C/Robilotti

 

Seconded By:        C/Cooke

 

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

                 Nays:   None

             Abstain:    None

              Absent:    None

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2010-053

 

AUTHORIZING REFUND OF TAX SALE CERTIFICATE

& REFUND OF PREMIUM PAID AT TAX SALE

 

            WHEREAS, the Borough of Englishtown Tax Collector has reported that the following Tax Sale Certificate has been sold to U.S. Bank Cust/Pro Capital I, LLC,

2 Liberty Place 50 South 16th Street  Suite 195,  Philadelphia, PA  19102:

 

Tax Sale Certificate Number 09-00023

Block 26.01, Lot 11

26 Heritage Drive

in the amount of $2,357.17

 

            WHEREAS, U.S. Bank Cust/Pro Capital I, LLC also paid $800.00 as a premium to obtain Tax Sale Certificate #09-00023; and

 

            WHEREAS, the above-mentioned certificate has been voided by the tax collector and the holder is also entitled to a refund of the premium paid to obtain said certificate for a total refund amount of $3,157.17.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey that it hereby authorizes payment in the amount of $3,157.17 to U.S. Bank Cust/Pro Capital I, LLC,

2 Liberty Place 50 South 16th Street  Suite 195,  Philadelphia, PA  19102.

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a certified true copy of this Resolution be forwarded to the Borough's Tax Collector and Chief Financial Officer.

 

Offered By:          C/Robilotti

 

Seconded By:       C/Krawiec

 

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

                 Nays:   None

             Abstain:   None

              Absent:   None

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2010-054

 

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 $15,982.94

are hereby authorized to be processed into purchase orders on January 27, 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/Carr

 

Seconded By:               C/Robilotti

 

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

                 Nays:   None

             Abstain:    None

              Absent:    None

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2010-055

 

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 $860,116.13

                   are hereby authorized to be paid on January 27, 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/Robilotti

 

Seconded By:       C/Carr

 

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

                 Nays:   None

             Abstain:    None

              Absent:    None

 

Tax Collector’s Report

November 2009

 

                                                2010 Taxes                        (414.95)

                                                2009 Taxes                    739,792.03

                                                2008 Taxes                        9,624.67

                                                Interest                               4,132.03

                                    Duplicate Bill Fee                    15.00

                                                Total                           $753,148.78

 

December 2009

 

                                                2010 Taxes                        110.79

                                                2009 Taxes                   79,189.23

                                                2008 Taxes                     6,050.52

                                                Tax Sale Premium            3,350.00

                                                Interest                            3,999.75

                                                Cost of Sale                     1,814.11

                                                Misc.  (mowing)                  194.85

                                                Total                           $94,709.25

 

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.

 

Isabelle Lewis, 1 Park Avenue – questions re: Borough’s snow removal ordinance.

 

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

 

            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/Wojyn

 

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

                   Nays:    None

                Absent:   None 

               Abstain:    None

 

The time being 8:40 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/Carr. Passed unanimously.

 

The time being 10:55 P.M.

 

Adjournment

 

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

 

The time being 11:01 P.M.

  

____April 28, 2010_________                                       ________________________

Approved by Governing Body                                          Municipal Clerk