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March 8, 2011

COUNCIL MINUTES

The Mayor and Council of the Borough of Point Pleasant Beach met at 6:35PM with Mayor Barrella and Council Members Tooker, Hennessy, Rizzo, and Corbally present. Councilman Lurie arrived at 6:45PM. Councilman Dyer was absent. The Municipal Clerk read the notice indicating compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act.

Motion by Councilman Corbally, to enter closed session to discuss two potential litigation, personnel as applied to shared services, professional contract, litigation (ACLU) and contract (interlocal services with Point Pleasant) matters, was seconded by Councilman Hennessy and carried by roll call vote:
VOTE: Council Members Tooker, Hennessy, Rizzo, Corbally….YEA

Closed session began at 6:36 PM and ended at 7:28 PM.

Mayor Barrella called the regular meeting to order at 7:31 PM. Present were Council Members Tooker, Hennessy, Rizzo, Corbally and Lurie. Councilman Dyer was absent. The Municipal Clerk again read the notice indicating compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act.

A moment of silence was observed for the passing of Bud Lomell at age 91. Mr. Lomell attended Point Pleasant Beach High School and was a highly dedicated veteran who participated in D-Day.

Mayor Barrella: budget that was presented on February 8th has been modified, allocating furlough days to various line items – the ‘Reserve for Uncollected Taxes’ anticipates a 97% collection rate instead of 96.8% - plus two changes on the police side.
Councilman Corbally: basically same budget as February 8th budget workshop meeting – no one on Council is absolutely happy with it but we believe it’s a fair budget which puts us on a stronger footing for next year – tax rate is going up roughly $400,000 to the taxpayers - non-uniformed employees gave back $200,000 – PBA and police budget came up with $200,000 worth of cuts – so overall, it’s the sharing that we were looking for - losing a little bit of services – it’s a conservative budget that going forward into 2012 will put us on a sound footing and hopefully the tax increase will be smaller next year with no furlough days.
Mayor Barrella: essentially the same as what the CFO and he worked on going forward into the February 8th meeting – tax rate is reduced by about $25,000 from that proposed on February 8th - going to be approving PBA proposal which is the same that was formalized on February 14th – Chief O’Hara agreed to taking $465,000 for police overtime, specials and parking enforcement officers instead of $525,000 – whether the Chief would have been willing to do that without layoff notices is unknown – Councilman Corbally and I disagree on that - thanked the PBA for stepping to the plate and other town employees for their understanding and for taking a significant hit in terms of 17 furlough days – PBA is not quite at that level, but still an unprecedented one and this could not have been done without their help - asked CFO about levy and spending caps - some who keep saying Point Pleasant Beach spends too much, claiming we have a spending problem not a revenue problem - asked how far under spending cap we are (at $9.1M, but can spend $10.8M as per state guidelines) – spending $1,700,000 less than the State of New Jersey says is okay – need those who claim we have a spending problem to reflect upon that - thanked Councilmen Corbally, Lurie and rest of Council for getting this done – need to start working on long term contracts with PBA, Teamsters and TWU – take the stability that this budget provides and move the ball forward.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ON BUDGET OPENED AT 7:42PM.

Ben Dispoto, Point Pleasant Beach (PPB): thanked Finance Committee, CFO and Mayor for work on budget – asked how much spending was down as compared to last year ($9.014M v $9.171M) - asked if this budget has any projections in it regarding shared services with the Boro (no, received shared services agreement from Boro dealing with the construction department – in process of considering but need to tie some things together with the Construction Official – Boro meets on March 15th - assuming they approve the agreement, we can approve it after tying together some loose ends - would not recommend going along with anything that does not involve a full costing of shared employee, including benefits and pension; Court Administrator has prepared report to make changes to shared services with Boro; shared services of electrical inspector has not yet been utilized by the Boro) – asked about total budget and clarified that it’s down about $270,000 from what was spent last year.
Dave Cavagnaro, PPB: complimented Administrator, Mayor and Finance Committee for getting budget out in record time – appreciate, although it’s not going to make everybody happy, that everybody is sharing in the pain and suffering.
Vince Castin, PPB: asked how budget would affect special officers and bike patrol (will have more than last year - cut down on some of the winter patrols and allocated more money for specials) asked about person selected for shared services - spoke about issue of disabled veteran (question for the Boro - Beach has had a full time construction official since 2003/2004).
Max Gagnon, PPB: presented cover letter of 1994 petition in opposition to extensions of ABC licenses - asked if taxes had been collected on the expanded premises; suggested that those who sell beach badges should have to get a permit from the town to do so – suggested that town print beach badges and sell them to beach owners for 15 cent/badge profit so town could generate about $150,000 in revenue , which could pay for police shortfall and rest could be put into escrow for repair of boardwalk - if Boardwalk people disagree, suggested closing boardwalk at 11PM – wouldn’t have any problems then.
Kristin Hennessy, PPB: top story in APP is Senate President Sweeney speaking aboiut shared services as wave of future – has agreed to revive the Uniform Consolidation and Shared Services Act - last year’s proposals were a start in the right direction - asked Council to keep an open mind and move forward with the concept of fair and reasonable shared services – state aid will be tied to same in the future – asked that Council remain proactive (Mayor Barrella: in favor of shared services but opposed to consolidation, especially where the Beach loses control – Senator Kyrillos is a major consolidation guy and with him and Senator Sweeney on this bandwagon will see some pressure – need to protect home rule in the Beach - holding state aid is a hollow threat here as we get none – some, in State government, who live in Boro have great interest in seeing the Boro benefit from association with the Beach) what state legislature and Governor impose on us will affect us all – behooves us to work with our State leaders to find a solution that is amenable to all parties – League also supports concept of moving forward with shared service agreements – need a reasonable, amenable, cooperative solution (Mayor Barrella: all for shared services, but have a problem with loss of home rule through consolidation – people in Trenton want to take the State of New Jersey from 566 towns to 250 - should do it through the front door via a constitutional amendment setting a minimum size for towns, instead of trying to starve municipalities to death to force consolidation).
John Szafranski, PPB: asked who was paying for increased specials in summer time - asked about getting Boardwalk bar owners to pay for special officers (asked, but they said no) - Wharfside volunteered (they did, but quickly withdrew).

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ON BUDGET CLOSED AT 8:06PM.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION (Non-Agenda & First Reading Ordinances)
OPENED AT 8:06PM.

Dave Cavagnaro, PPB: thanked DPW, on behalf of Beautification, for removing greens from barrels; asked if public would be able to get information on shared services before Council vote (if Boro approves on 15th, agreement will be made public before Beach vote on 29th); asked that Farmers Market be moved to west side of tracks; asked for update on County repairs to streets due to snow plowing - put blacktop instead of curbing in certain areas - asked if Beach could withhold county taxes; support all ordinances that are up for first reading except 2011-12 - that lot is near Little League field – utilized by parents and will cause more local problems than generate financial benefits - approve those for special events as public should pay for services rendered.
Ben Dispoto, PPB: asked if 2011-08 included fireworks night - think it should be more specific, saying outdoor event attracting 200 or more people.
Attorney Gannon: look at fact that historically it’s easy to identify these type events – certainly the Police have records – reasonable interpretation - not vague and meets the dictates of an ordinance; Mayor Barrella: would not apply to a political event.
Ben Dispoto: asked if the Beach was getting the fees in advance on Ordinance 2011-10 – felt that town should collect the maximum $2,000 up front and refund for less than 10,000 people (Clerk Ellsworth: recurring events - have good idea of how many people are historically in attendance – public works fees are collected up front – police fees are estimated and collected after the event).
Bruce Shapiro, New Jersey Association of Realtors: supports Ordinance 2011-06 and thanked Council Members Tooker and Corbally for working on compromise.
Ann D'Agostino, PPB: asked about discussion in closed session about Lake of Lillies shoreline restoration (Councilman Lurie: still working with engineer about cost estimates and different scenarios) asked if town was only restoring their part (must restore private back to original condition) asked if possible that entire shore front will be restored (Mayor Barrella: need to remove invasive species on entire lakefront; Councilman Lurie: would like to see multi-year phased in project with a dock into lake for fishing – working on cost containment).
Former Councilman Dixon, PPB: asked about public assembly fees and if one would be required for graduation (Mayor Barrella: read from Ordinance “No person, partnership, association, corporation or any combination thereof” – therefore Board of Education is excluded from the scope).
Motion by Councilman Corbally, to close public participation, was seconded by Councilman Rizzo and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Council Members Tooker, Hennessy, Rizzo, Corbally, Lurie….YEA

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION (Non-Agenda & First Reading Ordinances)
ENDED AT 8:06 PM.

Ordinance 2011-13 (Establish Cap Bank) was introduced on first reading. Motion by Councilman Corbally, to approve Ordinance 2011-13 on first reading, was seconded by Councilman Hennessy and carried by the following roll call vote. Public Hearing will be held on March 29, 2011.
VOTE: Council Members Tooker, Hennessy, Rizzo, Corbally, Lurie….YEA

Motion by Councilman Hennessy, was seconded by Councilman Corbally and carried by roll call vote, to defer $5,680,012.80 in school taxes, accept PBA proposal and approve the 2011 Municipal Budget on introduction.
VOTE: Council Members Tooker, Hennessy, Rizzo, Corbally, Lurie….YEA

Motion by Councilwoman Tooker, to approve February 15, 2011 Council minutes, was seconded by Councilman Corbally and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Council Members Tooker, Hennessy, Rizzo, Corbally, Lurie….YEA

Ordinance 2011-03 (Refuse/Recycling Container Size) was considered on second reading.
Dave Cavagnaro, PPB: objected to increase in size of cans from 32 to 45 gallons as it puts physical strain on employees translating into sick time that will impact the residents - mixed recyclables are heavier – Council is rewarding those that bought larger cans through ignorance of ordinance and punishing our employees.
Motion by Councilman Lurie, to close public participation, was seconded by Councilman Corbally and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Council Members Tooker, Hennessy, Rizzo, Corbally, Lurie….YEA
Motion by Councilman Hennessy, to adopt Ordinance 2011-03, was seconded by Councilman Lurie and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Council Members Hennessy, Rizzo, Lurie….YEA
Council Members Tooker, Corbally….NAY

Ordinance 2011-05 (Parking Boxes – Channel Drive, Ocean Avenue and certain Boardwalk street ends) was considered on second reading. The public hearing was opened and held with no member of the public wishing to be heard.
Motion by Councilwoman Tooker, to close public participation and adopt Ordinance 2011-05, was seconded by Councilman Hennessy and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Council Members Tooker, Hennessy, Rizzo, Corbally, Lurie….YEA

Ordinance 2011-06 (Real Estate Signs) was introduced on first reading. Motion by Councilman Corbally, to approve Ordinance 2011-06 on first reading, was seconded by Councilman Rizzo and carried by the following roll call vote. Public Hearing will be held on March 29, 2011.
VOTE: Council Members Tooker, Hennessy, Rizzo, Corbally….YEA
Councilman Lurie….NAY

Ordinance 2011-07 (Amusement Games Licenses) was introduced on first reading.
Councilman Corbally: met with folks that this would most affect - at first they spoke about push back and then decided to look at ordinances first - demanding more services than most residents – others are paying for those services.
Mayor Barrella: asked if they would support impact fees - asked about their position in Trenton.
Motion by Councilman Corbally, to approve Ordinance 2011-07 on first reading, was seconded by Councilman Hennessy and carried by the following roll call vote. Public Hearing will be held on March 29, 2011.
VOTE: Council Members Tooker, Hennessy, Corbally, Lurie….YEA
Councilman Rizzo….NAY

Ordinance 2011-08 (Public Assembly) was introduced on first reading. Motion by Councilman Corbally, to approve Ordinance 2011-08 on first reading, was seconded by Councilman Hennessy and carried by the following roll call vote. Public Hearing will be held on March 29, 2011.
VOTE: Council Members Tooker, Hennessy, Corbally, Lurie….YEA
Councilman Rizzo….NAY

Ordinance 2011-09 (Quasi Police Duty Fees) was introduced on first reading. Motion by Councilman Corbally, to approve Ordinance 2011-09 on first reading, was seconded by Councilman Rizzo and carried by the following roll call vote. Public Hearing will be held on March 29, 2011.
VOTE: Council Members Tooker, Hennessy, Rizzo, Corbally, Lurie….YEA

Ordinance 2011-10 (Special Event Fees) was introduced on first reading. Motion by Councilman Corbally, to approve Ordinance 2011-10 on first reading, was seconded by Councilman Rizzo and carried by the following roll call vote. Public Hearing will be held on March 29, 2011.
VOTE: Council Members Tooker, Hennessy, Rizzo, Corbally, Lurie….YEA

Ordinance 2011-11 (Parking Fees – Inlet Recreation Area) was introduced on first reading. Motion by Councilman Corbally, to approve Ordinance 2011-11 on first reading, was seconded by Councilman Hennessy and carried by the following roll call vote. Public Hearing will be held on March 29, 2011.
VOTE: Council Members Tooker, Hennessy, Rizzo, Corbally, Lurie….YEA

Ordinance 2011-12 (Parking Fees –Arnold Avenue Ball Fields Parking Lot) was introduced on first reading.
Councilwoman Tooker: asked if there was one box allocated for the lot (8 spots are designated for firemen – there are 2 handicap spots and an additional 37 spots which could be paid parking); Councilman Corbally: asked about suspending enforcement during Little League Games.
Motion by Councilman Lurie, to table Ordinance 2011-12, was seconded by Councilman Corbally and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Council Members Tooker, Hennessy, Rizzo, Corbally, Lurie….YEA

Clerk Ellsworth added two items to consent resolutions below; Councilman Hennessy: asked if Board of Adjustment position had been publicized; Councilwoman Tooker: know of individuals that have been waiting for vacancies to arise - put blurbs in paper occasionally about service on all boards and committees; been waiting to appoint George until he was no longer Republican Committee Chair – normal practice would be to appoint Mr. Loder to Mr. Reynolds term but asked that the other alternates retain their terms while moving up to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd alternate positions (no Council member voiced any objection to same); Ben Dispoto, PPB: asked about 1/n and hand checks - asked about deferral of school taxes; Vince Castin, PPB: asked about verbiage on 1/c.
Motion by Councilman Lurie, to close public participation and adopt resolutions covering items listed below, was seconded by Councilman Rizzo and carried by roll call vote.
CONSENT RESOLUTION 1:
a) Payment to the Fire Store for thermal imaging cameras ($12,000)
b) Payment to State Health Benefits Plan for March ($103,305.20)
c) Payment to Xtreme Machines, through donations, for upgrades to donated police
vehicle ($8263.18)
d) Payment to Xtreme Machines for 2011 Polaris Ranger installation ($3282.43)
e) Payment to CDW-G for police vehicle computer and accessories ($4619.85)
f) Approval of Cystic Fibrosis Special Event application for walk on 5/22/11
g) Approval of Payroll #4 ($231,540.47)
h) Payment to PFRS for pension contribution ($616,082)
i) Payment to PERS for pension contribution ($325,621)
j) Payments of tax appeal refunds ($7738.50)
k) Payments to Schulman, Wiegmann from BOA escrow ($225)
l) Payment to Pedroni Fuel for gasoline ($21,631.20)
m) Authorization for Mayor to execute contract with Borough Attorney
n) Water/sewer bill adjustments (2)
o) Payments of computer generated vouchers ($234,535.57)
p) Emergency Appropriation to 2011 Temporary Budget
q) Approval of annual American Legion Poppy Drive
r) Approval of hand checks - Nov 2010 through Feb 2011($5,668,615.67)
s) Progress payment #6 to JAC Excavating for Lake of Lillies dredge ($123,480)
t) Approval Special Event application for PPB Public Education Fdn 5K on 10/22/11
u) Payment to Albert Marine for Boston Ave bulkhead replacement ($22,180.50)
v) Appointment of George Loder as alternate on BOA
w) Approval of Special Event application for Alzheimers Assoc ‘Memory’ walk on 9/24/11
CONSENT RESOLUTION 2:
a) Payment to Brick Utilities for February bulk water usage ($51,220.94)
b) Refund of college tuition to Sgt. Goessel ($2250)
c) Approval of Special Event application for Memorial Day Bike Parade on 5/30/11
d) Payment to F&C Auto Supply for automotive supplies ($2688.51)
e) Payment to Birdsall for engineer services on Lake Louise dredge ($25,000)
f) Waive year-end penalty for 203 Arnold Avenue water/sewer bill - CLOSED SESSION ITEM
g) Approval of Closed Session Minutes from January 4th and January 25th – CLOSED SESSION ITEM
VOTE: Council Members Tooker, Hennessy, Rizzo, Corbally, Lurie….YEA

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Councilwoman Tooker: congratulated the Beach High School for having highest SAT scores in County; thanked DPW Superintendent, Administrator and Water Department for completing water project to trailers - thanked AWC for TNRing 11 cats over the weekend – will hold fundraiser at Ark on March 27th; reminded all about Shade Tree paver and tree programs; asked Councilman Lurie about I&I program (Councilman Lurie: asked for formal proposal on engineering for budgeting and tracking purposes); reported on police activities for last two weeks - busy even in off season - 12 arrests for offenses including assaults, disorderly conduct, thefts, DWI, etc - 13 warrant arrests - 7 motor vehicle accidents and 23 first aid calls; resident sent us pictures of condition of Cedar Avenue street end by river - asked if garbage or recycling cans could be placed there - signs are loaded with stickers; went with Councilman Corbally to JIF seminar saving $250/each on our insurance bill - informative on ways to minimize liability and protect town.
Motion by Councilwoman Tooker, to appoint Sean Gertner as JIF attorney, died for lack of second.
Councilwoman Tooker: should look into imposing mercantile fees on seasonal rentals in addition to Certificate of Occupancy fees – it’s done in Florida – there is a mercantile fee, higher water rates and garbage fees for those who rent their properties.

Councilman Hennessy: thanked School Superintendent Ravally and Business Administrator Savage for budget presentation at Republican Club meeting on February 24th - came in under 2% hard cap - $55,058 less expenditures than last year’s budget - Governor gave back $97,281 of their state aid which was earmarked for tax relief - school portion increase would be $58/year on $691,281 average assessed house; look forward to combined Open Space/Recreation Committees meeting on rehabilitation of ball fields.

Councilman Rizzo: reported that it was brought to his attention, by an engineer living on Lake Louise, that the Boston Avenue bulkhead replacement on north side of lake has no ultraviolet protective coating (Engineer Savacool: permit on bulkhead mandates non-polluting material – been specking a fiberglass wrapped whale which is UV treated in the factory) asked about putting a cap on the outlet that goes down Boston Avenue to the river (Engineer Savacool: duck bill on the end of that pipe remains in place; if talking about one between the Wharfside and the Lobster Shanty, that one fell off and the County was supposed to put it back on - will check with them) received complaint from Mrs. DePalma, who lives next to municipal building, who claims that vehicles parked up against the fence next to her house are left running - can't keep her windows open due to carbon monoxide - claims she is not getting assistance from town hall - claims there is waste that is attracting rodents – advised her to call County for a carbon monoxide detector to monitor levels for her health; also problem with Sampsons on Carter Avenue - put wall behind houses on Carter Avenue and filled in with landfill four to five feet high that was loaded with weeds and grass - last year took all the things out - uncovered asphalt and brought in the County and State – contacted the State and had Mrs. Sampson contact the State because violation of flood zone and FEMA - State Department of criminal justice is now involved due to flood zone - water has nowhere to go because of wall and floods out their homes; been contacted by somebody who would like to see Police Department adjust their hours again - only Seaside and Point Pleasant have 12 hour shifts – 8 hour shifts would be a definite savings to the town.

Councilman Corbally: Max Gagnon’s been working on wind turbines with ‘Turbine Advantage' - will send us wind turbine with solar panels and light to put at inlet by St. Peter’s adopt-a-spot – Mr. Gagnon recommends that Open Space is willing to foot engineer bill for review of base/footing (Council had no objection to using up to $500 in Open Space funds for engineering fees; Mayor Barrella asked about the size; Max Gagnon: same as light pole about 20 feet high - will not block view of inlet - silent operating); met with street light camera folks, along with Police Chief, Lieutenant and Administrator - would like to move forward at two intersections, but need an ordinance first (Administrator Riehl: have sample ordinance which Borough Attorney will review; need to go out to bid); Vince Castin has been working hard on selling newsletter advertising but hasn’t been unable to sell enough advertising to print the newsletter at no charge to the Beach; sent two emails to trolley companies; continued dialog with Court Administrator and Administrator on snow removal ordinance; deadline is Friday for response to RFP on videoing meetings.

Councilman Lurie: reported on Building Department revenue – garnered $66,688 in January which is significantly more than $26,523 garnered last January – collected $115,842 in February, thus far, as compared to $98,543 for same time last year; reported on Bureau of Fire Safety recommendations for Seafood Fest, from 2003 memo - tables to be placed on the east half of River Avenue, space of 44 inches be provided between every other vendor to allow people access to and from the sidewalk, vendors on Bay Avenue will have to stop at Laurel Avenue and not block the intersection of Bay and Laurel, no vendors allowed on Cramer and Woodland Avenues, vendors must keep merchandise off the sidewalk and all extension cords must be kept dry and secure from being stepped on - Seafood Festival has become very congested with fear for public safety - asked that Administrator be authorized to send letter to Chamber asking that they provide lay-out plan for Building, Fire and Police Departments to review before Seafood Festival.

Councilman Rizzo: asked Attorney Gannon if it would be appropriate to discuss shared services with building department (still in negotiation) about someone in contention (Attorney Gannon: we are lead agency, so our Construction Official would perform duties with Boro to pay a percentage based on the work to be performed - may be an issue in the Boro) party on top of list for that particular job in the Boro (if enter into agreement, with Beach as lead agency, Beach would be providing construction services through our Construction Official).

Mayor Barrella: need to replace vacancy on Planning Board caused by death of Bill Knapp - appointed Phyllis Thompson to fill that position and Tom Davis to fill alternate position; met with Tax Assessor Carpenter, along with Councilman Corbally and Administrator Riehl - working towards reassessment – State statute works in up-market due to time it takes, but doesn’t work in down-market - spoke with League Executive Director, Bill Dressel, and will be working on something, with him, to present to the State Treasurer in hopes of getting some relief from these burdensome rules that are associated with reassessment; reaching a point where Council needs to consider making a decision whether or not we are going to engage in litigation to defend the rights of our residents in comparison to those of other municipalities – might mean challenging cities like Newark on it’s ability to collect a tax on private parking lots – it might involve challenging Atlantic City’s right to impose a tax on a drink as violating our rights due to a lack of equal protection for our residents – it is readily apparent that those businesses that control this municipality also have enormous influence in Trenton and likely are able to control the outcomes in Trenton as well – so consequently it may very well be necessary to go into Mercer County and file suit against the Division of Taxation, Department of Treasury and, perhaps, the Governor and Legislature – need Council to start thinking about that because there is no rational basis for the citizens of Newark to benefit from a 15% tax on a private parking lot while we cannot assess that same sort of tax on private parking lots here in Point Pleasant Beach - that half million dollars would have saved an awful lot of budget problems this year.

Administrator Riehl: are now in compliance with Ocean County Health Department’s violation on cat trailers - water/sewer, lease agreement and everything else needed has been squared away; first ten parking boxes have been installed and working, with remainder to be installed before March 31st; informational flyers, which will note furlough days, holidays, some trash and snow information, will be mailed by Friday; will be here on Friday and Monday collecting data for red light cameras.

Mayor Barrella: asked the Administrator to get something out to the PBA, Teamsters and TWU about starting work on long-term contracts.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PERIOD OPENED AT 9:38 PM.

Dave Cavagnaro, PPB: asked if reassessment would start this year or next year; asked if starting meeting with closed session is new protocol; complemented Council and Clerk for posting general closed session topics on agenda; asked how public would get shared service agreement if Boro approves it on March 15th.
Pete Renner, PPB: spoke about Shade Tree Committee’s tree planting program, which is for residences and businesses.
Vince Castin, PPB: asked about 15% increase in parking lot fees - asked if Attorney Gannon has any idea how long it will take (special legislation has pinpointed certain municipalities to the detriment of most other municipalities – assume there might be a cooperative effort from those affected – would most likely have to take it into federal court based on constitutional issues, due process, equal protection, etc - could take a number of years; Mayor Barrella: think it’s a motion for summary judgment that could be filed in State Court under the New Jersey Constitution equal protection - could get answer out of a court in Mercer County as quickly as we did in the ACLU suit); asked about purpose of windmill.
Max Gagnon, PPB: brought Council up to date on Inlet – Mr. Kanitra tells us that Congress has money problems so has held up most of these projects – he’s trying to work out something with Army Corps of Engineers.
Ben Dispoto, PPB: asked Councilman Lurie if memo he referred to (about Seafood Festival) referenced Arnold Avenue; asked if Mayor is going to speak with attorneys about imposing a mercantile licensing fee on rental properties - asked about including one day mercantile licenses for vendors at special events; asked if Ordinance 2011-08 applies to Jazz and Seafood festivals (already covered by Special Event Ordinance fees – are not cumulative (covered by one or the other, not both) complained that ordinances are not bringing money into the town (fees are not revenue generators, they reimburse town for its expenses).

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PERIOD ENDED AT 10:02PM.

Motion by Councilman Corbally, to adjourn the meeting, was seconded by Councilwoman Tooker was carried by consensus of those present.
The meeting was adjourned at 10:03 PM.

Attest: Maryann Ellsworth, Municipal Clerk


Published April04, 2011 | Council Minutes | 1187


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