** AGENDA **

 

May 12, 2010

 

7:30 P.M.

 

Regular/Workshop 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.         Proclamation:    Honoring the 150th Anniversary of the First Presbyterian Church of Englishtown

 

5.                  Discussion Items:

 

·        Solar Panels w/ Nick Campanella

·        Requisition list review

·        MERS Defeated Budget

·        Freehold Regional Defeated Budget

·        2010 Municipal Budget Discussion

 

6.            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.

 

            7.            New Business

 

                        A.         Ordinance No. 2010-06 – First Reading & Introduction

                                    Amending & Supplementing Chapter 2.134 Entitled “Alarm Systems”

 

                        B.         Resolution No. 2010-093

Setting Forth the Amount of Appropriations for the Manalapan Englishtown Regional School District and Certifying the Amount to be Appropriated to the Monmouth County Board of Taxation

 

                        C.         Resolution No. 2010-094

Setting Forth the Amount of Appropriations for the Freehold Regional High School District and Certifying the Amount to be Appropriated to the Monmouth County Board of Taxation

  

8.            Executive Session

 

            9.            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/Wojyn

                  Absent:            C/Rucker

 

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.

 

At this time Mayor Reynolds presents a Proclamation to Pastor Cynthia Parker of First Presbyterian Church honoring it’s 150th Anniversary.

 

Discussion Items:

 

·        Solar Panels – Nick Campanella of Sun Pacific Power presents the different opportunities being offered to municipalities and water treatment plants to provide solar panel farms to help generate power to run municipal facilities.

 

 

 

 

 

Public Portion – Agenda Items

 

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

 

Barbara Kuchinkski, Hamilton Street – why can’t all the money that the police have been bringing in be used towards their overtime.

 

B/A Finger responds you can only use the money anticipated for the year.  If you bring in additional monies it goes into surplus, to be used for the following year.

 

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.

 

New Business

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN                                                         FIRST READING & INTRODUCTION

ORDINANCE NO. 2010-06

 

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING CHAPTER 2.134

ENTITLED “ALARM SYSTEMS” OF THE CODE OF THE

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

 

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/Wojyn

                  Nays:   None

 Abstain:   None

 Absent: C/Rucker

 

Peter Gorbatuk, Municipal Clerk states the public hearing and adoption will be held at the May 26, 2010 council meeting.

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2010-093

 

 RESOLUTION DETERMINING AMOUNT NECESSARY TO BE APPROPRIATED IN THE 2010-2011 SCHOOL BUDGET AS REQUIRED BY NJSA 18A:22-37

 

WHEREAS, the Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District’s 2010-2011 budget was defeated on April 20, 2010; and

 

WHEREAS, pursuant to NJSA 18A:22-37, a copy of the defeated school budget and other supporting documentation was delivered to the Borough of Englishtown on April 21, 2010; and

 

WHEREAS, the representatives of the Borough of Englishtown met with Township of Manalapan representatives and the Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District representatives for the purpose of determining the amount required to provide a thorough and efficient system of education;

 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Borough of Englishtown on this 12th day of May, 2010 as follows:

 

1.   That it is recommended to the Board of Education that appropriations be (reduced) and or increased to the following line item accounts which can be reduced without negative effect upon the thorough and efficient system of education:

 

       Account Title                                                                   Account #            Amount of  

                                                                                                                            (Decrease)  

                                                                                                                             Increase

 

Tuition to Private Schools for the Disabled w/in State                000-100-566            (189,240)                    

Improvement of Instruction – Sal of Supervisors of Instr.           000-221-102            (132,122)                    

Improvement of Instruction – Sal of Secr. and Clerical Asst.      000-221-105            (33,062)        

Media Services/School Library Salaries                                     000-222-100            (126,576)                  

Staff Training – Sal of Supervisors of Instruction                        000-223-102            (198,180)                  

Staff Training – Sal of Secretary and Clerical Assist.                  000-223-105            (49,592)        

School Admin – Sal of Principals/Asst. Principals/Prog. Dir       000-240-103            (276,387)      

School Admin. – Sal of Secretary and Clerical Assist.                000-240-105             (3,380)                        

Central Services – Salaries                                                        000-251-100           100,000                      

Administration Information Technology – Salaries                      000-252-100              13,610            

Custodial Services – Salaries                                                    000-262-100            (513,766)                  

Care & Upkeep of Grounds – Salaries                                      000-263-100            (220,415)      

Unemployment Compensation                                                   000-291-250             691,696                      

Health Benefits                                                                          000-291-270            (333,750)                  

Grades 6 – 8 – Salaries of Teachers                                          130-100-101              37,980                                                                                                                                                                        

2. That it is recommended to the Board of Education that revenues be increased to the following line item accounts which can be increased without negative effect upon the thorough and efficient system of education:

 

Account Title                                                                Account #            Amount of                                                                                                                                                                                                       (Decrease)

                                                                                                                          Increase

 

  Revenue from Local Source – Unrestricted Misc. Revenue   10-990                     44,000

  Budgeted Fund Balance                                                       10-303                   100,000

 

The net decrease on the 2010-2011 Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District Levy is $1,377,184.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Borough of Englishtown hereby certifies to the Monmouth County Board of Taxation that the amount to be appropriated pursuant to the budget for the 2010-2011 school year, less the aforementioned cuts and taking into consideration the use of surplus and Unrestricted Miscellaneous Revenue, is $71,185,617.00, and will be used for the general fund expenses of the school resulting in a total tax levy of $49,550,724.00: and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution certifying the total amount determined to be necessary for the operation of the Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District shall be forwarded to the Monmouth County Superintendent of Schools, the Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District, Englishtown Borough, and the Monmouth County Board of Taxation.

 

Offered By:                  C/Robilotti                  

 

Seconded By:               C/Carr

 

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

               Nays:            None

             Abstain:          None

              Absent:          C/Cooke, C/Rucker

 

BOROUGH OF ENGLISHTOWN

RESOLUTION NO. 2010-094    

 

RESOLUTION CERTIFYING THE FREEHOLD REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION 2010-2011 SCHOOL BUDGET

 

    WHEREAS, the Freehold Regional High School District's 2010-2011 Budget was defeated on April 20, 2010; and,

 

     WHEREAS, pursuant to NJAC 6:79-5.2(a), a copy of the defeated School Budget was delivered to the constituent municipalities; and,

 

     WHEREAS, after the School Election, the constituent municipalities of the Freehold Regional High School District met with the Board of Education of the Freehold Regional High School District to request information from the School Board and discuss possible resolution of the 2010-2011 Budget; and,

 

     WHEREAS, it is the understanding of the Borough Council that seven (7) out of the eight (8) collective bargaining units have agreed to contractual concessions for this budget year in an effort to assist in mitigating the budget issues; and

 

     WHEREAS, the eighth collective bargaining unit, the teachers union, has refused to offer any concessions in their contract to mitigate a reduction in the educational services to the District's students; and,

 

     WHEREAS a wage freeze for the 2010/2011 fiscal year for the teachers union membership would be approximately $3.8 million, and the 1.5% employee health benefit contribution would result in a savings of approximately $1 million, for a total possible concession of $4.8 million; and

 

    WHEREAS, the Borough of Englishtown, in consultation with the seven (7) other municipal sending Districts of Manalapan, Freehold Borough, Freehold Township, Howell, Marlboro, Farmingdale, and Colts Neck, have arrived at a figure of $4,500,000 of cuts to the District's budget which are detailed in this resolution with their corresponding budget line items to which they should be applied; and

 

     WHEREAS, on May 7, 2010, correspondence from the Superintendent of Schools containing additional information regarding specific line items was delivered to the constituent municipalities for their review; and,

 

     WHEREAS, after considering the Budget, the information provided by the Board of Education and input from the aforesaid meetings, the Borough Council finds that the following line items should be reduced for the reasons set forth herein:

 

1.  Account 11-000-222-100 (Educational Media Services - Salaries) be reduced by $359,500.00.  Reason for reduction:  This reduction was recommended by the District's Superintendent of Schools in order to reduce expenditures.

 

2.  Account 11-000-221-102 (Improvement of Instructional Services - Salaries of Supervisor of Instruction) be reduced by $260,200.00.  Reason for reduction:  This reduction was recommended by the District's Superintendent of Schools in order to reduce expenditures.

 

3.  Account 11-000-223-102 (Instructional Staff Training Services - Salaries) be reduced by $260,200.00.  Reason for reduction:  This reduction was recommended by the District's Superintendent of Schools in order to reduce expenditures.

 

4.  Account 11-140-100-101 (Regular Programs - Instruction - Salaries of Teachers) be reduced by $2,135,400.00.  Reason for reduction:  This reduction was recommended by the District's Superintendent of Schools in order to reduce expenditures.

 

5.  Account 11-402-100-100 (School-Sponsored Athletics - Salaries) be reduced by $245,500.00.  Reason for reduction:  This reduction was recommended by the District's Superintendent of Schools in order to reduce expenditures.

 

6.  Account 11-000-291-270 (Employee Benefits - Health Benefits) be reduced by $705,500.00.  Reason for reduction:  This reduction was recommended by the District's Superintendent of Schools in order to reduce expenditures.

 

7.  Account 11-000-291-260 (Employee Benefits - Unemployment Compensation) be increased by $1,316,300.00.  Reason for increase:  The District will incur expenses associated with the reduction of the work force.

 

Sub-Total: $2,650,000.00 Cuts Offered by Superintendent

 

8.  Account 11-401-100-100 (School-Sponsored Co/Extra Curricular Activities - Instruction - Salaries) be reduced by $218,000.00.  Reason for reduction:  The Borough Council recommends this reduction based on the outcome of the school election by the taxpayers.

 

9.  Account 11-402-100-100 (School-Sponsored Athletics - Instruction Salaries) be reduced by $100,000.00.  Reason for reduction:  The Borough Council recommends this reduction based on the outcome of the school election by the taxpayers.

 

10.  Account 11-000-217-104 (Undistributed Expenditures - Other Supplemental Services Students - Extra Services - Salaries) be reduced by $215,000.00.  Reason for reduction:  The Borough Council recommends this reduction based on the outcome of the school election by the taxpayers.

 

11.  Account 11-000-218-104 (Undistributed Expenditures - Guidance - Salaries of Other Professional Staff) be reduced by $100,000.00.  Reason for reduction:  The Borough Council recommends this reduction based on the outcome of the school election by the taxpayers.

 

12.  Account 11-000-230-590 (Undistributed Expenditures - Support Services - General Administration - Miscellaneous Purchased Services) be reduced by $100,000.00.  Reason for reduction:  The Borough Council recommends this reduction based on the outcome of the school election by the taxpayers.

 

13.  Account 11-000-240-103 (Undistributed Expenditures - Support Services - School Administration - Salaries of Principals/Assistant Principals/Program Directors) be reduced by $100,000.00.  Reason for reduction:  The Borough Council recommends this reduction based on the outcome of the school election by the taxpayers.

 

14.  Account 11-140-100-101 (Regular Programs - Instruction - Salaries of Teachers) be reduced by $917,000.00.  Reason for reduction:  The Borough Council recommends this reduction based on the outcome of the school election by the taxpayers.

 

15.  Account 11-000-261-610 (Undistributed Expenditures - Required Maintenance for School Facilities - General Supplies) be reduced by $100,000.00.  Reason for reduction:  The Borough Council recommends this reduction based on the outcome of the school election by the taxpayers.

 

16.  Account 11-000-291-270 (Employee Benefits - Health Benefits) be reduced by $350,000.00.  Reason for reduction:  The District will realize a savings on health benefit costs associated with the reduction in positions recommended by the Borough Council.

 

17.  Account 11-000-291-220 (Social Security Contributions) be reduced by $250,000.00.  Reason for reduction:  The District will realize a savings on social security contribution costs associated with the reduction in positions recommended by the District's Superintendent of Schools and the Borough Council.

 

18.  Account 11-000-291-260 (Employee Benefits - Unemployment Compensation) be increased by $600,000.00.  Reason for increase:  The District will incur expenses associated with the reduction of the work force.

 

     WHEREAS, the amount of recommended cuts totals $4,500,000.00;

 

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown that the amount of $117,813,191.00 be certified as the amount necessary to provide a thorough and efficient system education in the Freehold Regional High School District without adversely affecting the quality of education for the students of the District;

 

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the cuts detailed above be made in the assigned budget accounts in the respective amounts as summarized below:

 

11-000-222-100       $359,500.00

11-000-221-102       $260,200.00

11-000-223-102       $260,200.00. 

11-140-100-101    $2,135,400.00. 

11-402-100-100       $245,500.00. 

11-000-291-270       $705,500.00. 

11-000-291-260   $(1,316,300.00) 

11-401-100-100       $218,000.00.  

11-402-100-100       $100,000.00. 

11-000-217-104       $215,000.00. 

11-000-218-104       $100,000.00. 

11-000-230-590       $100,000.00. 

11-000-240-103       $100,000.00. 

11-140-100-101       $917,000.00. 

11-000-261-610       $100,000.00. 

11-000-291-270       $350,000.00. 

11-000-291-220       $250,000.00. 

11-000-291-260      $(600,000.00).

 

      BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a certified copy of the within Resolution shall be forwarded to the following:

 

a.        Board President, Freehold Regional High School District

b.        State Commissioner of Education

c.        County Superintendent of Schools

d.        Monmouth County Board of Taxation

e.        Municipalities of all sending Districts

f.          Borough Attorney

 

Offered By:                  C/Robilotti                  

 

Seconded By:               C/Krawiec

 

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

               Nays:            None

             Abstain:           None

              Absent:          C/Rucker

 

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, litigation; and

 

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

 

Offered By:           C/Carr

 

Seconded By:       C/Robilotti

 

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

                   Nays:  None

                Absent:  None   

               Abstain: C/Rucker

 

The time being 8:56 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 9:29 P.M.

 

Adjournment

 

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

 

The time being 9:29 P.M.

 

 

___August 25, 2010                                                       ________________________

Approved by Governing Body                                          Municipal Clerk