** AGENDA **

 

July 28, 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  - April 14, 2010 & April 28, 2010

 

5.        Committee Reports

 

            6.        Borough Engineer’s Monthly Report – July 2010

 

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.                 Resolution No. 2010-135

Authorizing Execution of 2011 Grant Application for Manalapan/Englishtown Community Alliance

 

B.         Resolution No. 2010-136

Resolution Calling on the State Legislature and the Governor to Enact Property Tax Reform with Passage of the “Municipal Toolkit”

 

C.                 Resolution No. 2010-137

Authorizing Services Over $800

2009 LOSAP Obligation

 

                        D.         Resolution No. 2010-138

Authorizing Services Over $800

Jersey Professional Mgmt. – Promotion Process & Selection of a Lieutenant for the Police Department

 

E.         Resolution No. 2010-139

Resolution of Offering for Professional Services

 

F.         Resolution No. 2010-140

Establishing the Position of “Officer In Charge” Within the Borough Police Department and Appointing Sergeant Richard Settele to Said Position on an Interim Basis

 

G.         Resolution No. 2010-141

Authorizing Borough Engineer to Prepare Bid Specification, Advertise & Receive Bids for Weamaconk/Victory Drive Improvements

 

H.        Resolution No. 2010-142

Authorizing Services Over $800

Engineer to Complete (4) 2011 DOT Grant Applications

 

I.          Resolution No. 2010-143

Authorizing the Acceptance of Credit Card Payments for the Collection of Municipal Court Fees and Bail Fees

 

J.          Resolution No. 2010-144

Authorizing Renewal of Alcoholic Beverage License for 2010-2011

 

K.         Resolution No. 2010-145

Authorizing Approval of Department Requisitions

 

L.          Resolution No. 2010-146

Authorizing Payment of Borough Bills

 

10.       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.

           

            11.            Executive Session

 

            12.            Adjournment

 

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

 

Approval of Minutes –

 

There being no corrections, deletions or additions, a motion to approve the Minutes of April 14, 2010 and April 28, 2010 was offered by C/Robilotti and seconded by C/Rucker.  Passed on the following roll call:

 

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

                      Nayes:  None

                     Absent: None

                    Abstain:            None

 

Committee Reports

 

Public Utilities

Councilwoman Krawiec reports:

·        Water mains were flushed at the new development, Stamford Square on LaSatta Avenue and the bacteria tests came back negative.

·        June water supply was very high due to water restrictions, will continue in July.

·        There were 4 meters and remotes installed on LaSatta Avenue, 1 remote installation on Hospitality Way and 2 broken remotes replaced and calibrated on Carriage Lane and Victory Drive.

·        48 shutoff notices went out today.  On Friday August 6th certified letters will go out to anyone still unpaid.

 

Code Enforcement, Public Health, Welfare & Public Events

Councilwoman Cooke reports:

·        Code/Fire Official Ed Miller reported a medical issue he has and that he can only do light duty.  He will advise when he will be back full time.

 

Administration, Finance & Personnel

Councilman Wojyn reports:

·        Veronica, a County employee, has been scanning and conducting inventory disposition in the Clerks office under the Paris Grant program.  She will be with us for two weeks.

·        Received forestry grant in the amount of $7,000; received lowest bid per specifications in the amount of $8,500 - a difference of $1,500.  B/A Finger suggests we award the contract in 60 days if the vendor agrees, that way in November we can transfer the $1,500; or we could go out again for new quotes.  Bill Brash the tree expert identified the dead and diseased trees and came up with 64.  Feels this quote is a very low price considering the number of trees being removed.  C/Carr asks that Bill Brash write a report as to why so many trees are dead or diseased. 

·        Discusses the standardization of computers within the Borough.  Disparity with operating systems, some machines are not operating properly.  C/Carr asks why there was no coordination in the past for compatibility?  Every year we buy new software systems.  Over the last ten years we have bought many computers.  C/Wojyn will discuss with our IT person.  Mayor said we have replaced in piece meal.  C/Carr will do research as to what was spent over the last ten years.

 

Public Safety

Councilwoman Robilotti reports:

·        Police Department now has caller ID and their own voice mailboxes.

·        Working out the procedure for gun permits.

·        C/Carr questions why there is no police report.  C/Robilotti states, going forward, Court Clerk Rosemary O’Donnell will be generating a report for the meeting. 

 

Legislative, Insurance & Licenses

Councilwoman Carr reports:

·        Confusion regarding drafting of the RFP for Solar Panels with Nick Campanella, Tom Herits and Attorney Youssouf addressed and will be straightened out for the next meeting.

·        Center Holdings II LLC, which is still a pocket license, is up for approval by Mayor and Council later in this meeting.

 

Public Buildings & Grounds

Councilman Rucker reports:

·        Dey Street resident would like a tree replaced.  It was damaged during renovation of Dey Street with the implementation of new sidewalks.  Council agrees. C/Rucker will follow this through.

 

Correspondence

Peter Gorbatuk, Municipal Clerk states:

·        Senator Beck requested Mayor and Council cell phone numbers for communication reasons.  Council agrees.  Mayor does not have a personal cell phone; current phone is not his, but Jamesburg Board of Ed. 

·        Brandywine is fixing the water discharge problem with a completion date of August 15, 2010.

·        Sewer grate cracked in front of Quick Chek.  Monmouth County road department has been notified and will address the problem.

·        Problem regarding utility connection being dropped on LaSatta Avenue where the road was dug up.  Contractor has been contacted and this will be repaired within two weeks.

 

Mayor Reynolds reads aloud the Borough Engineers report for July.

 

C/Carr asks for the status on the Verizon application for a second generator and if the option of Verizon housing the generator in an actual building representing a house was ever discussed.

Mayor Reynolds explains the application was turned down; he and C/Rucker were exempt from voting due to their joint rolls on Planning Board and Governing Body.  Discussion continues.  Verizon made a lot of changes to the original plans to accommodate the Borough; (i.e.: changing generator from diesel to natural gas power and surrounding aesthetics).  The option of an actual housing unit was not discussed.

 

Public Portion – Agenda Items

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

 

Barbara Kuchinski asks what is the Police Lieutenant Promotion Process?

Mayor Reynolds explains that this will be done by a professional company and takes the Mayor and Council out of the equation.  Barbara Kuchinski recommends Civil Service test plus seniority; can do this at minimal cost to the Borough.  Requests Mayor and Council not take action this evening. 

 

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

 

New Business

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2010-135

 

AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF A GRANT APPLICATION

FOR D.E.D.R. FUNDS FOR MANALPAN/ENGLISHTOWN

COMMUNITY ALLIANCE

 

            WHEREAS, the Borough of Englishtown has joined with the Township of Manalapan for the operation of a Municipal Alliance for the Alcohol Drug Abuse Prevention Program; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Borough of Englishtown desires to continue this Program.

 

            NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Governing Body of the Borough of Englishtown that it hereby authorizes the Township of Manalapan to execute an application for D.E.D.R. 2011 Grant funding to be submitted to Monmouth County Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services and authorized Mayor Reynolds to sign said application on behalf of the Borough.

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this Resolution, certified to be a true copy by the Municipal Clerk, be sent to the Manalapan/Englishtown Community Alliance Coordinator.

 

Offered By:                  C/Rucker        

                                               

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. 2010-136

 

RESOLUTION CALLING ON THE STATE LEGISLATURE AND THE GOVERNOR TO ENACT PROPERTY TAX REFORM WITH PASSAGE OF THE “MUNICIPAL TOOLKIT” AND MANDATES RELIEF

 

WHEREAS, difficult times demand difficult choices, and facing an unprecedented revenue gap this year, Governor Christie introduced, and the Legislature passed, a budget that cut municipal property tax relief funding by about $450 million, from last year’s already reduced totals; and

 

WHEREAS, realizing that a 20% cut in revenue replacement funding, instead of the statutorily required increase, would present a serious challenge to local budget makers, Governor Christie intended to provide local officials with meaningful tools to limit the, otherwise devastating, impact of the cuts; and

 

WHEREAS, the Governor’s “Tool Kit to Meet Today’s Fiscal Challenges” was supposed to accomplish six objectives: collective bargaining reform; pension and benefits reform; civil service reform; management reform; a constitutional cap on increases in spending for direct State government services; and a constitutional cap on property tax increases; and

 

WHEREAS, Governor Christopher Christie and the State Legislature have agreed on and enacted a 2% statutory cap  for  annual property tax levy increases; and

 

WHEREAS, the Governor was correct when he said, ‘New caps without the toolkit are unworkable.’ and

 

WHEREAS, with the cuts assured in the State’s new budget and with bi-partisan agreement reached on new property tax caps, New Jersey Mayors - from municipalities, large and small, and from all around our Garden State – still wait for Trenton policy makers to enact meaningful local government cost containment reforms; now therefore be it

 

RESOLVED, by the Governing Body of the Borough of Englishtown that we call for immediate passage of the “Toolkit” reforms and mandates relief, including, but not limited to interest arbitration reform, civil service reforms, public employee pension and benefits, disciplinary procedures, school and special district elections, reforms to the Fair Housing Act and the Council on Affordable Housing and mandates relief; and 

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that statutory arbitration reforms must limit the full economic impact of awards to conform to the 2% cap; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that statutory Health benefit reforms must conform future health benefit costs to the 2% cap; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that municipal revenues, such as the Energy Tax, which are now collected by, and diverted to, the State, but which are legally intended for municipal property tax relief, must be constitutionally dedicated for their original purpose; or in the alternative, those taxes should be reformed to allow collection directly by municipalities; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Administration and Legislature must advance immediate mandates relief initiatives to assist municipalities in managing within the 2% cap; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Administration and Legislature must advance reforms to the Fair Housing Act and the Council on Affordable Housing (COAH); and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a cap exception for the costs associated with tax appeals should be included, and costs mandated by the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) should be excepted from the 2% cap or the costs of new AOC mandates should be capped at 2%; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that copies of this Resolution be forwarded to New Jersey Governor Christopher Christie, to Senate President Stephen Sweeney, to Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver, to our State Senator, to our two Representatives in the General Assembly, and to the New Jersey League of Municipalities.

 

Offered By:       C/Robilotti      

                                               

Seconded By:   C/Rucker

 

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. 2010-137

 

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:

 

2009 LOSAP Obligation (42 eligible members) - $4,200.00

 

Purchased From:

Lincoln Financial Advisors

395 W. Passaic Street – 4th Floor

Rochelle Park, N.J.  07662-3016

 

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

 

Offered By:            C/Rucker        

                                               

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. 2010-138

 

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:

 

Police Dept. – Police Lieutenant Promotion Process - $3,775.00

 

Purchased From:

Jersey Professional Management

23 North Avenue East

Cranford, NJ 07016

 

            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.

 

At this time a Motion is made to table Resolution No. 2010-138 Offered by C/Carr and Seconded by C/Krawiec.  Defeated by the following roll call:

 

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

                Nays:     C/Robilotti, C/Rucker, C/Wojyn

            Abstain:     C/Cooke

 Absent:     None

 

Motion to table is defeated.   Mayor Reyolds asks for a motion to move Resolution No. 2010-138

 

Offered By:                  C/Robilotti

                                               

Seconded By:               C/Rucker

 

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

                Nays:        C/Carr, C/Krawiec

            Abstain:        C/Cooke

 Absent:        None

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2010-139

 

RESOLUTION OF OFFERING

FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

 

            WHEREAS, the Governing Body feels that there is a need for the position of Lieutenant within the Englishtown Police Department; and

 

            WHEREAS, a proposal was received on July 1, 2010 from Jersey Professional Management of Cranford, NJ to provide a professional and objective process and assist the Borough of Englishtown with the selection and promotion for the position of Police Lieutenant, and;

 

            WHEREAS, the Chief Financial Officer of the Borough of Englishtown has certified that funds are available for this service and the contract to be awarded hereby is for professional services;

 

            NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown that Jersey Professional Management of Cranford, NJ be retained to perform this service in an amount not to exceed $3,775.00, which includes optional services with related fees.

           

Offered By:                  C/Rucker        

                                               

Seconded By:               C/Robilotti

 

Question arise regarding where the funds are coming from to pay this $3,775.00?  B/A Finger responds that the funds will come out of the Police Budget.  No further questions. 

 

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

                Nays:    C/Carr, C/Krawiec

            Abstain:     C/Cooke

 Absent:     None

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2010-140

 

RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN ESTABLISHING THE POSITION

OF “OFFICER IN CHARGE” WITHIN THE BOROUGH POLICE DEPARTMENT

AND APPOINTING SERGEANT RICHARD SETTELE

TO SAID OFFICE ON AN INTERIM BASIS

 

            WHEREAS, on June 23, 2010 the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown adopted an Ordinance Amending and supplementing Chapter 1.33 “Police Department” of the Code of the Borough of Englishtown; and

 

            WHEREAS, said Ordinance Amendment eliminated the office of Chief of Police; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council are in the process of comprehensively restructuring the Borough Police Department to improve its efficiency, utilization of manpower and resources; and

 

            WHEREAS, in order to maintain operational continuity, an effective command structure, departmental discipline and cohesion it is necessary and proper to temporarily establish the position of “Officer In Charge” and to vest that office with certain responsibilities and duties.

 

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

 

  1. There is hereby established, on an interim basis, the office of “Officer In Charge” of the Borough Police Department.
  2. The “Officer In Charge” shall have day-to-day operational command of the Borough Police Department and shall be responsible for its efficient administration.
  3. The “Officer In Charge” shall administer and enforce the Rules and Regulations and special emergency directives for the disposition and discipline of the department and its officers and personnel.
  4. The “Officer In Charge” shall have, exercise and discharge the functions, powers and duties of the Police Department and prescribe the duties and assignments of all members and officers.
  5. The “Officer In Charge” shall delegate such authority, as may be deemed necessary for the efficient operation of the Police Department and maintain the good order and discipline of the department.
  6. The “Officer In Charge” shall report, at least monthly to the Police Commissioner on the operation of the Police Department during the preceding month and make such other reports as may be requested by the Police Commissioner.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Sergeant Richard Settele is hereby temporarily appointed “Officer In Charge”.

 

            WHEREAS, that the appointment conferred hereby is temporary and shall in no way constitute a permanent position or promotion within the Borough Police Department.

 

Offered By:                  C/Krawiec    

                                               

Seconded By:               C/Robilotti

 

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

                Nays:       None

            Abstain:       C/Cooke

 Absent:       None

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2010-141

 

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE BOROUGH ENGINEER

TO PREPARE BID SPECIFICATIONS, ADVERTISE AND RECEIVE BIDS

FOR WEAMACONK, VICTORY DRIVE IMPROVEMENTS/RECONSTRUCTION

 

            WHEREAS, the Borough of Englishtown desires to improve/reconstruct Weamaconk and Victory Drive; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council has authorized the Borough Engineer to prepare bid documents for the project.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey that the Borough Engineer is hereby authorized to prepare bid specifications, advertise and receive bids for the Weamaconk and Victory Project.

 

Offered By:                  C/Rucker        

                                               

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. 2010-142

 

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:

 

Engineer to Complete (4) Applications for 2011 DOT Grant - $1,000.00

 

  1. Milling and Paving of LaSatta Avenue
  2. Pedestrian Crosswalk Lighting System on Water St/Main St, Tennent Ave./Main St. Intersections
  3. Reconstruction of Curbing & Sidewalk on Railroad/Conover St and Park Avenue
  4. Reconstruction of Center Street

 

Services From:                            Maser Consulting, P.A.

331 Newman Springs Rd

Suite 203

Red Bank, N.J.  07701

 

            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/Robilotti

 

C/Carr asks that the Engineer reword the Grant application to get more favorable consideration for the four requested items.

 

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

                Nays:   C/Carr

            Abstain:     None

 Absent:    None

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2010-143

 

RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

COUNTY OF MONMOUTH, STATE OF NEW JERSEY

AUTHORIZING THE ACCEPTANCE OF CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS FOR THE COLLECTION OF MUNICIPAL COURT FEES AND BAIL FEES IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF N.J.S.A. 40A:5-43 et seq.

 

            WHEREAS, the Department of Community Affairs, Division of Local Government Services, has promulgated regulations, N.J.S.A. 40A:5-43 et seq., authorizing municipalities to accept credit card payments for the payment of municipal court fees and fines, bail and other fees, in accordance with the provisions of the Administrative Code, pursuant to the Rules of the Court promulgated by the New Jersey State Supreme Court; and,

           

WHEREAS, in order for a municipality to accept credit card payments for municipal court fees and fines, bail and other fees, a Resolution must be adopted by the Governing Body authorizing the same and stating the type of obligation which can be paid by electronic receipt and the types of electronic receipts that will be permitted; and

 

            WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Englishtown Borough Council to authorize the payment of municipal court fees and fines, bail and other fees associated with the operation of the municipal court by credit card; and

 

            WHEREAS, it is the intention of the Borough Council to authorize the Municipal Court Office to accept payment by credit cards for municipal court fees and fines, bail and other fees; and

 

            WHEREAS, the utilization of credit cards for payment of municipal court fees and fines, bail and other fees must be in accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40A:5-43 et seq., and in regards to the Municipal Court, in compliance with the Rules of the Court adopted by the New Jersey Supreme Court; and

 

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

 

1.        That the Borough Council of the Borough of Englishtown authorizes the Municipal Court Office to accept credit card payments for the payment of municipal court fees and fines, bail and other fees.

 

2.        That the use of credit cards for payment is subject to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40A:5-43 et seq., as well as the Rules of Court adopted by the New Jersey Supreme Court, and such guidelines as the Supreme Court may adopt in regard to the acceptance of credit card payments for municipal court obligations.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a certified copy of this Resolution be forwarded to the Director of the Division of Local Government Services, Honorable Lawrence Lawson, A.J.S.C., Honorable James Newman, J.M.C., Municipal Court Administrator Rosemary O’Donnell, Chief Financial Officer Laurie Finger.

 

Offered By:                  C/Robilotti      

                                               

Seconded By:               C/Rucker

 

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. 2010-144

 

AUTHORIZING RENEWAL OF

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE FOR 2010-2011

 

            WHEREAS,  the director of ABC having reviewed the petition of the  inactive status of this license has found that the licensee has established good cause in accordance with the statutory requirements to warrant an application for renewal of this license; and

 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Borough Council of the Borough of Englishtown, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey that

 

1.      The application having been found in order, all required certifications having been given and all required fees having been paid, it hereby authorizes the Municipal Clerk to issue the following alcoholic beverage licenses for the term of July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011 provided that all renewals are consistent with prior licensing requisites:

 

                Licensee License Number

 

            Village Center Holdings  II  LLC                   1312-33-003-012

 

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. 2010-145

 

RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

COUNTY OF MONMOUTH, STATE OF NEW JERSEY

AUTHORIZING THE APPROVAL OF DEPARTMENT REQUISITIONS

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

1.      The said approved requisitions amounting to the sum of $8,030.66

are hereby authorized to be processed into purchase orders on July 28, 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/Rucker        

                                               

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. 2010-146

 

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 $475,480.11

                   are hereby authorized to be paid on July 28, 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/Rucker

 

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

                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.  

 

Barbara Kuchinski asks if there was research done on Resolution 2010-138; if so we wouldn’t have to spend $3,375.00.   Voices strong disapproval for council who voted in favor of this resolution.

During budget time she questioned if there would be any money spent on new computers and was told no, now where is the money coming from?

C/Wojyn replied he is looking into surplus, or government agencies for 2011, not 2010.

Questions why minutes are behind?  The taxpayers should know what is going on. 

Questioned how many storm sewers have been cleaned this year?  She would like to have this information regarding the storm sewers for next month

 

Douglas Saltz 17 Lasatta Avenue concerning the construction behind his home

Mayor Reynolds says this project has been going on for ten years. 

Douglas Saltz said in the end the project would be well lit, affecting his property.

Mayor Reynolds says at that time it will be addressed, will be modified regarding direction of lighting.  Will talk to the Engineer about how it will affect 17 Lasatta. 

 

Barbara Kuchinski, asks how much money the Lieutenant will be paid? 

Mayor replies that has not yet been determined.

Barbara Kuchinski, what is being done by this company?

Mayor says Interview, Exam, and Problem Solving.

 

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

 

Executive Session

 

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

 

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

 

            Therefore, be it resolved by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey, as follows, 1) Hereby authorizes Executive Session for the purpose of discussing above matters with N.J.S.A. 10 4-12B, 2) Anticipated at this time that the matters to be discussed in Executive Session will be discussed in Public not earlier than the next regular meeting of the Governing Body, 3) It is anticipated that the Executive Session last not longer than one-half hour,  4) There exists the possibility that action may be taken upon conclusion of the Executive Session when the meeting returns to open.

 

Offered By:           C/Robilotti

 

Seconded By:       C/Carr

 

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

                   Nays:  None

                Absent:  None   

               Abstain:  None

 

The time being 8:26 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/Rucker. Passed unanimously.

 

The time being 9:03 P.M.

 

At this time Resolution No. 2010-147 is added to tonight’s agenda.

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2010-147

 

DISMISSING S. ZAPORA IMMEDIETELY AS F/T OFFICER

DUE TO STATUTE AND REINSTATING AS SPECIAL OFFICER

 

            WHEREAS, Scott Zapora became employed with the Borough of Englishtown as a Part time Special Law Enforcement Class II Officer on February 24, 2010, appointing Resolution No. 2010-062; and

 

            WHEREAS, Scott Zapora was then promoted to a Full Time Patrolman effective June 10, 2010, appointing Resolution No. 2010-114; and

 

            WHEREAS, correspondence was received on July 26, 2010 from the State of New Jersey, Division of Pension indicating that Scott Zapora was not eligible for enrollment in PFRS due to his age being over the maximum age requirement for membership; and

 

WHEREAS, since enrollment in PFRS is a condition of employment for a full time police officer per N.J.S.A. 43:16A-3(1), Patrolman Scott Zapora is unable to hold the position of Full Time Police Officer for the Borough of Englishtown; and

 

            WHEREAS, it is the recommendation of the Police Commission to reinstate Patrolman Scott Zapora to his previous position of Part Time Special Law Enforcement Class II Officer effective immediately at a rate of $12.00 per hour.

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown, that effective immediately Scott Zapora shall be dismissed as a Full Time Police Officer and shall be reinstated as a Part Time Special Law Enforcement Class II Officer and that a true certified copy of this resolution shall be forwarded to Scott Zapora and the Finance Department.

 

Offered By:                C/Carr

                                               

Seconded By:            C/Wojyn

 

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

                Nays:        None

            Abstain:        None

 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 9:10 P.M.

 

 

September 22, 2010                                                          ________________________

Approved by Governing Body                                          Municipal Clerk