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May 1, 2012

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The Mayor and Council of the Borough of Point Pleasant Beach met at 6:35PM with Mayor Barrella and Councilmen Gordon, Mayer, Corbally, Lurie and Reid present. Councilwoman Tooker arrived just after roll call was completed. The Municipal Clerk read the notice indicating compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act.

Motion by Councilman Mayer, to enter closed session to discuss an attorney/client privilege matter and 2 contractual matters was seconded by Councilman Corbally and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Council Members Tooker, Gordon, Mayer, Corbally, Lurie, Reid….YEA

Closed Session began at 6:37 PM and ended at 7:23PM.

Mayor Barrella called the regular meeting to order at 7:28PM. Present were Council Members Tooker, Gordon, Mayer, Corbally, Lurie and Reid. The Municipal Clerk again read the notice indicating compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act.

Motion by Councilman Lurie to approve the minutes of the April 3, 2012 Council Meeting was seconded by Councilman Gordon and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Council Members Tooker, Gordon, Mayer, Corbally, Lurie, Reid….YEA

Motion by Councilman Gordon to approve Closed Session minutes of the February 7, 2012, February 21, 2012 and March 6, 2012 Council Meetings was seconded by Councilman Corbally and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Council Members Tooker, Gordon, Corbally, Lurie, Reid….YEA
Councilman Mayer….Abstain

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Councilman Reid: need to look into carport-mounted solar panels at the railroad station – they look nice and we could sell the energy to the school and back to JCP&L – distributed a proposal from Engineer Savacool – there are grants out there – Governor is putting his weight behind it – company would come in and build it and we would have a 15-year lease – doesn’t cost us anything – maybe we would get a tax break (Councilman Corbally: had discussed with Councilman Mayer about putting out an RFP for solar panels at the DPW building; Councilman Mayer: Solar Renewable Energy Credit (SREC) market is way down – have been advised to wait) SREC market is down, but Governor is very supportive of this and cannot let it fail – asked Attorney Gertner to have something at the next Council Meeting.

Councilman Lurie: resident contacted him about more bike racks at street ends by Boardwalk (Administrator Riehl: we borrow some from the school once school is out); asked about quasi off-duty police rate of $75/hour for sewer work – that is a capital project – local and non-profit organizations pay $25/hour and the Chamber of Commerce pays $15/hour for the same officers – will meet with the Chief to come up with a rate for capital projects.

Councilman Corbally: Little League field is still a problem – still not paying the Engineer or Construction Company for work done so far – went there a couple weeks ago after a big rain – fields were flooded, but there was no water in the basins the next day – drainage isn’t working – Engineer Savacool needs to explain – fields need to be graded; water washed out the sand under the sidewalk at Loughran’s Point – spoke with Administrator Riehl, DPW Superintendent Trout and St. Peter School, who adopted that spot – DPW will look into the best and most inexpensive way to fix this hazard.

Councilman Mayer: Finance Committee met on the 24th – talked about negotiations and purchase order procedure, asked for and received the budget report and will be reviewing it monthly, reviewed one general improvement bond ordinance and one water/sewer bond ordinance, on tonight’s agenda, discussed the Boardwalk and special assessment bond ordinance – waiting for feedback from Tax Assessor Carpenter – next meeting is May 8th.

Councilman Gordon: Police Department has been remarkably busy over the past 2 weeks, as usual – arrested 9 individuals for offenses such as theft, theft by deception, deception, DWI, harassment, obstructing, disorderly conduct and hindering apprehension – recovered 2 stolen vehicles – arrested 4 people on outstanding warrants – 15 borough ordinance violations included urinating in public, misbehaving, drinking in public, and public nudity at 7PM, there were 11 motor vehicle accidents and 29 First Aid calls – OT is down by about 1/3 from same time last year – will continue vigilance to drive those numbers down.

Councilwoman Tooker: Barnegat Bay Blitz is the 9th – will be cleaning Little Silver Lake – requested ideas from Engineer Savacool about dredging and restoring it – thanked Administrator Riehl, Code Enforcement Officer Petrillo, and all involved in hiring the Code Enforcement Task Force; Student Council Senior Citizen Luncheon is at the American Grill May 22nd – Animal Welfare Committee Wine Tasting is there on May 10th; Environmental Commission members Tom Davis and Ryan Ballou would like to serve as liaisons to Council on the Lake of the Lillies project (no objection).

Mayor Barrella: busy 2 weeks – on April 24th, met with Brick’s Mayor Acropolis, Senator Holzapfel and Assemblyman Wolfe about issues including Energy Tax Receipts – State is skimming about 50 cents on the dollar of our money to balance its budget – equates to about a penny on our tax rate – there is a significant movement to get some of this money back – discussed the difficulty of doing re-evaluations/reassessments after the 4-year window when interior inspections are required – Senator Holzapfel understood the need to get that done – hopes he will join with Senator Van Drew to co-sponsor it in the Senate, together with Assemblymen Burzicelli and Wolfe, to get that window extended to 8 years, so a reassessment can be done without looking at the interior of every residence, which is expensive and time-consuming; met with Acting DCA Commissioner Constable – thinks he has a better handle on the problems we face – he informed me that the Governor would be speaking with Senator Sweeney about legislation that might impact what we’re trying to do tonight – has nothing to do with the problem they seem to want to fix, which is Medford’s desire to charge for garbage pick-up.

Administrator Riehl: No Report.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PERIOD (Non-Agenda Items, First Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions) OPENED AT 7:49PM

Edward R. McGlynn, Jenkinson’s General Counsel: asked for Council’s approval to speak on Ordinances 2012-15 and Ordinance 2012-16 now.
Motion by Councilman Mayer to amend the agenda and move discussion of Ordinances 2012-15 and 2012-16 was seconded by Councilman Gordon and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE (to amend the agenda): Council Members Tooker, Gordon, Mayer, Corbally, Lurie, Reid….YEA
Attorney McGlynn: On April 27th, met with Borough Attorney Gertner, Mayor Barrella, Councilmen Gordon and Mayer, Anthony and Frank Storino of Jenkinson’s, Attorney Gasiorowski, and Scott and Dave Bassinder of Martells about Ordinances 2012-13, 2012-15 and 2012-16, in order to avoid inevitable litigation – Council set forth it’s position – Jenkinson’s and Martells requested an opportunity to review the proposal and schedule another meeting prior to May 15th – agreed that ordinances 2012-15 and 2012-16 would be carried until May 15th – will meet again on Monday to see if the parties can reach some common ground – settlement negotiations are usually confidential (Mayor Barrella: procedurally, and to be fair to all affected establishments, it’s imperative that this not be pushed beyond May 15th, because there are certain dates by which petitions for modifications and extensions must be filed – would hope that, if the Borough acts on the 15th, that should not impede future discussions, if it is mutually agreed that those discussions would be beneficial in getting something resolved) remarkable – we totally agree (Mayor Barrella: asked Mr. McGlynn to get back to Mr. Gertner in the next day or so, so he knows what to work on and Council can be prepared) will do his best.
Motion by Councilman Lurie to carry Ordinance 2012-15 (ABC License Closing Times) was seconded by Councilman Reid and carried by roll call vote, listed further below.
Motion by Councilman Gordon to allow discussion on whether Ordinance 2012-15 should be carried was seconded by Councilman Mayer and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE (to allow discussion on whether Ordinance 2012-15 should be carried): Council Members
Tooker, Gordon, Mayer, Corbally, Lurie and Reid….YEA
Tom Highton, Point Pleasant Beach (PPB): should be clear that Ordinance 2012-13 will be passed, prior to discussing carrying Ordinance 2012-15 – has notes on 10 years of Boardwalk negotiations – residents got nothing – Boardwalk gets all – overnight parking is main concern of District 4 – Council shouldn’t back down.
Barry Moffett, PPB: agreed with tabling Ordinance 2012-15 and negotiating with the bars – has a law degree, been involved in many lawsuits and they take on a life of their own – could be very costly – the businesses, their employees and patrons will all be affected.
Dave Cavagnaro, PPB: asked if Council can rescind and suspend an ordinance at any time – asked Council to vote on Ordinances 2012-15 and 2012-16 tonight, and if negotiations go well, can change or eliminate them – concerned about higher levels of government interjecting themselves into local politics and the possibility that towns will lose the power to close bars at certain times – need these ordinances in place (Mayor Barrella: concerned about the State trying to usurp Borough’s authority to control the quality of life and public safety, and that Union County Senator Lesniak was reportedly seen at Jenkinson’s on Saturday – if businesses can get the Legislature to do something in a span of 15 days, it says a lot about the integrity of our legislators and the executive branch of government – explained to DCA Commissioner that what PPB is trying doesn’t deal with routine services, but with an extraordinary situation – need an opportunity to reach an amicable resolution – time to bite the bullet and do what needs to be done).
Jon Coletta, PPB: Ordinance 2012-13 should be rescinded and votes pushed back on Ordinances 2012-15 and 2012-16 – doesn’t understand how parking passes work outside District 4, and his district shouldn’t be discriminated against – has the same problem with the High School, with car break-ins during State basketball tournaments and garbage strewn all over – had people bang on his door and kids trample through his yard – is a licensed real estate Broker and this will hurt property values – also, if businesses generate less revenue, they’ll have good claims for tax appeals.
Ben Dispoto, PPB: been going around with this for 9 months – asked what 15 more days will do – asked Council to do the right thing – have to protect ourselves – it’s stall/delay/drag-out.
Dan Friendly, PPB: urged Council to give bar owners an opportunity to work something out – lot of people are canceling plans to come here this summer – tourism pays the bills in PPB.
Sharon Cadalzo, PPB: waiting until the next meeting won’t hurt – District 4 residents have to live with things as is until June 30th anyway – changing bar hours will kill the downtown, which we’ve been striving to improve – Council represents all of PPB, not just District 4 – shouldn’t be hurting business.
John Szafranski, PPB: hasn’t heard District 4 quality of life addressed – lot of homes in District 4 have been there long before Jenkinson’s – asked Council to pass this today.
Joan Vuocolo, PPB: asked what happens if bars close at 12AM and nothing is resolved.
Marilyn Burke, PPB: people aren’t getting all their drinks on the Boardwalk – they’re polluted when they get there – thinks some Council members are jealous of the businesses making money – extorting them – complemented the Police – should have Specials make more arrests and issue more tickets – might be able to make more money.
Chuck Venedam, PPB: hasn’t heard anything about the other bars – have had the same problems for 20 years – tourists don’t bother him – it’s 2 months of the year – we live in a beach area – Police should be strategically located on the streets and Boardwalk arresting those who are urinating and defecating, etc. – these ordinances should not be passed.
Lisa Mueller, PPB: asked the Mayor about his meeting with DCA Commissioner, and if PPB would be grandfathered from possible legislation if Ordinances 2012-15 and 2012-16 are passed tonight (Attorney Gertner: depends how the legislation is crafted, if it occurs; Mayor Barrella: his reaction to the Commissioner was not to take away our middle ground and force us to either tolerate the behavior or close the bars at 12AM) bothers her when people say this is a District 4 problem – it affects the whole town when taxes go up and everyone has to pay for extra Police services.
Stan Angeloni, PPB: been here more than 30 years and rents to family-oriented people – most towns are eliminating the problem we’re having – young people are coming here – won’t have problem renting, because this still is a family-oriented town – young people leave their houses at 11PM and are drunk by the time they get to the bar – asked why they are even allowed in – doesn’t think they’ll go to a bar that closes at 12AM – hates to see any business suffer – won’t pay for what the business’ clients push on us – if they can’t act responsibly, let them go to another town.
James Dattoli, PPB Business Tenant: what Council is doing to businesses is unacceptable – parking plan and early bar closings won’t solve the problem – need better management – suggested sending Police from the Boardwalk into the streets – hurting businesses and employees – unfair that it keeps coming back to the Boardwalk – other small businesses are hurting too – hopes Council won’t pass these ordinances – lot of things could backfire and cost the town money – asked who pays attorneys if town gets sued – most PPB voters don’t want this passed – to shove it down business’ throats at the time, when businesses make a lot of their income, is really tough.
Lucille Buonocore, PPB: District 4 quality of life is awful – can’t sleep because of noise – people fight at the beach – taxpayers wind up paying the Police – has lived here for 30 years – should get some consideration.
Motion by Councilman Corbally to close public participation was seconded by Councilman Gordon and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE (to close public participation on Ordinance 2012-15): Council Members Tooker, Gordon, Mayer,
Corbally, Lurie, Reid….YEA
Councilman Corbally: urged Council not to carry 2012-15 – can modify payment mechanism in Ordinance 2012-16.
Councilman Gordon: town is rampant with misinformation about what transpired in the meetings between Council Members and businesses – meetings were remarkably cordial – all want what’s best for taxpayers and businesses – it’s a symbiotic relationship – been called a lot of names and been accused of having an agenda – parking plan is to address quality of life – Ordinances 2012-15 and 2012-16 are to address the financial burden of keeping our businesses open – no one begrudges anyone making profits, but not on the backs of taxpayers – negotiations are about determining the businesses’ fair share, so the Borough can provide appropriate support to maintain order and discipline – entered negotiations in good faith and will continue in that vein – Police cost money – nobody wants to hurt businesses, nor quality of life – disagreed with Mr. McGlynn that both sides entered negotiations in an adversarial relationship – there is some middle ground to be found – will allow 2 more weeks to come up with a mutually-agreeable solution – if we can’t, will have no problem passing both ordinances on May 15th.
Mayor Barrella: emotions are high – need to de-escalate – can wait 2 weeks – it’s a significant step.
Councilman Mayer: asked Councilman Corbally to develop the notion he raised about Asbury Park Boardwalk police charges.
VOTE (to carry public hearing on Ordinance 2012-15 until May 15, 2012):
Councilmen Gordon, Mayer, Lurie, Reid…..YEA
Councilwoman Tooker, Corbally…NAY

Motion by Councilman Mayer to carry Ordinance 2012-16 (Modify ABC License Hours upon Petition by Licensee) until May 15, 2012 was seconded by Councilman Reid and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Councilmen Gordon, Mayer, Lurie, Reid…..YEA
Councilwoman Tooker, Corbally…NAY

After a short recess, Clerk Ellsworth again called the roll. Present were Mayor Barrella and Council Members Tooker, Gordon, Mayer, Corbally, Lurie and Reid.

Clerk Ellsworth added items to consent resolution.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PERIOD (Non-Agenda Items, First Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions) CONTINUED AT 9:05PM

Vincent Castin, PPB: asked about resident parking passes; thanked Councilwoman Tooker for taking the ball on the lake dredging and asked that it be fast-tracked; asked Councilman Corbally if payment was being held on the Little League field; likes the idea of solar energy, as long as we can get some compensation back; asked about Ordinance 2012-17, Section 9 and the cost of refurbishing the Welcome sign.
Pete Johner, from JCP&L and acting as liaison between JCP&L and Point Pleasant Beach: making major changes, due to Hurricane Irene and October’s snowstorm – being investigated by the Board of Public Utilities (BPU), along with all other NJ State utilities, for their communication techniques and storm process – have an aggressive tree-trimming program and redo the circuit every 4 years – BPU is looking for them to trim more trees – have to stop the long-term outages that occur from tree damage – going to change the process, along with their communication strategies – have a new 24/7 Power Center on their website, showing where outages are and how many people are affected – can research by municipality – will be enhancing that website – are now on Twitter and other types of social media – left some information, business cards, and generator tips (Attorney Gertner: asked what will be done about all the street lights that are out in town – understands some municipalities are withholding payment) explained their process of fixing street lights – encouraged all to report issues via the Street Light Outage form on the website – it automatically creates an order to their Red Bank dispatch center.
Dave Cavagnaro, PPB: complained that JCP&L trims some trees disproportionately; on behalf of the Beautification Committee, thanked DPW for putting up signs throughout town; asked for the names of the Code Enforcement Task Force being appointed in item 1/s; explained that the Welcome sign can’t be replaced by the High School – they’re looking at different bids – lowest they got for a smaller sign was $1,700 – Welcome sign is, conservatively, 25 years old – gilding the most expensive part of it – the new signs are made of fiberglass and have a longer shelf life.
Marilyn Burke, PPB: asked Councilman Gordon how the number of crimes committed this month compare to the number of crimes committed during the same time frame last year – wants to know how PPB compares to other towns; asked how much parking money PPB would lose if the bars were closed at 12AM ($3,044 for the season in Silver Lake lot); mentioned all the wine tastings and fundraisers in town, which involve wine – that, too, is liquor – it’s generational.
Ben Dispoto, PPB: asked about item 1/g (for construction on a new home – paid for a new tap, but didn’t end up needing it); asked about the status of item 1/i (Attorney Gertner: he and Administrator Riehl met with Judge Liguori who outlined his concerns – have to work out differences with Point Pleasant and work out the numbers, in terms of bringing pieces of the cost back here – there is an administrative process, which municipalities do not control – it is not simple – State likes the idea of shared services – balancing all those things and trying to reach an amicable determination – certain recommendations in the original agreement have not come to fruition, and that is affecting the economics – he and Administrator Riehl were delegated by the Governing Body to get them a recommendation by July 1st); asked about County’s position on parking on County roads (Councilman Reid: read aloud a February 15th letter from the Ocean County Engineer to Councilman Corbally, outlining their concerns – asked why he never saw this and why Council was told that no response was received; Councilman Corbally: met with Engineer Scarantino, and was told to move forward and give it to the Freeholders, if it passed on 2nd reading, for their consideration) complained that Mantoloking and Bay Head have “No Parking” signs on their County roads (Mayor Barrella: ordinance was sent to the County after first and second readings, and no response was received; Councilman Reid: stated that a lot more than 200 signs will be needed, by law, for District 4; Chief O’Hara discussed the vagueness of the law regarding such signs – there have to be enough so that people are aware of the regulations – otherwise, could affect enforcement – doesn’t believe 200 signs is enough for District 4 – he and DPW Superintendent Trout believe that 500-600 are needed; Administrator Riehl: 250 signs were ordered); asked about the teams in Item 9 and if there is liability to the town because the fields have been deemed in poor condition, since we have not paid the contractor.
Jon Coletta, PPB: he should have the same deal in his district – he deals with noise and bands playing at 6 AM, but he knew there was a school when he moved in – people in District 4 knew there was a Boardwalk – questioned why only District 4 gets 5 parking passes, which apply to a specific address, and he only gets one, which applies to a vehicle.
James Dattoli, PPB Business Tenant: asked if county had approved it – find that 200/250 signs are not going to be enough - not going to look too pretty – one of his businesses is real estate, not going to help the value of property.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PERIOD (Non-Agenda Items, First Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions) ENDED AT 10:06PM.

Councilman Mayer: had asked Administrator Riehl for information on Court overtime – wants to start tracking call-outs (Administrator Riehl: Payroll #8 includes Court overtime for Payroll #7 as well, so it’s a bit higher than normal) would like to know if the call-outs are attributable to the Beach or the Boro (Administrator Riehl: Payroll #7 is 57 hours, Payroll #8 was about 24 hours); asked about item 1/o (Administrator Riehl: explained a 213,000-gallon leak that ran through the meter – Borough has shut the water off because of the leak and someone else turned it back on – Water Superintendent Broyles recommends waiving the entire amount of $3,988 – she would recommend waiving the sewer portion only, which is about $2,300; Mayor Barrella: requested that this item be held) asked for more explanation of such requests in the future; asked about item 1/y (Administrator Riehl: recommendation of Construction Official Gardner); asked about cost of item 1/dd (Clerk Ellsworth: no cost – it’s for County schools – County waives the fee) asked for more explanation on this type of item in the future, as well; asked about item 1/hh (Administrator Riehl: it’s for the 250 signs for parking in District 4; Councilman Corbally: could require more – would need 2-3 weeks lead time to order more; Councilman Gordon: suggested these 250 be placed on municipal streets only, until an answer from the County is received; Administrator Riehl: cost will be split between Public Buildings & Grounds and Streets & Roads – if it comes to $15K or more, would have to do an appropriation to utilize General Capital Surplus – signs can’t be pre-ordered because they are custom and cannot be returned – ordinance was just passed at the last Council Meeting and had to get them ordered right away – the signs were ordered and the P.O. is on for approval tonight – 8,000 placards were also ordered, at about $700); asked about item 1/cc (Administrator Riehl: it’s coming from the County, under Schedule C – we replenish at the Inlet typically every 2 years – County does it in a couple of hours – coming from Public Works and Contingency).
Motion by Councilman Corbally, to adopt resolutions covering items listed below, was seconded by Councilman Gordon and carried by roll call vote.
CONSENT RESOLUTION 1:
a) Award contract for website overhaul to NJ MetroNet ($1800)
b) Approve Payroll #8 ($253,681.25)
c) Authorization for surplus vehicle/equipment auction
d) Payment Denise Sweet from BOA escrow accts ($425)
e) Payment to Eagle Point Gun for police ammunition ($16,583.24)
f) P O and payment to Meridian Health for special officer physicals ($5609)
g) Refund water tap fee to Riverwood LLC ($2500)
h) Refund Tax overpayment to GMAC Mortgage ($2614.08)
i) Salary adjustment for passage of ‘Municipal Court Administrator’ certification test
j) Payment to Plainfield Consultation for special officer psych evaluations ($5525)
k) Payments to T&M Assoc from escrow accts ($3002.25)
l) Payment to CDWG for replacement UPS damaged during hurricane thru insurance ($5485)
m) Payment to All Time Auto Body for recondition of surplus Humvee ($2400)
n) Payments to Ronan Agency for volunteer workers & blanket accident policies ($3511)
o) Water/Sewer bill adjustment (1) HELD
p) Payment to State of NJ for employee health and Rx benefits for May ($109,226.87)
q) Payment to Ray Smalling for power-washing/painting of Boro Hall ($7950)
r) Payment to T&M Associates from develop escrow ($2122.50)
s) Appointments Code Enforcement Task Force (2)
t) Appointment of seasonal police records clerk
u) Authorization to draft ordinance amending road opening code
v) Re-appoint comfort station attendants (3)
w) Approval of computer generated vouchers ($189,527.32)
x) Payment to Pedroni Fuel Co for gasoline & diesel fuel ($40,079.51)
y) Appointment of Stu Saffeer to perform duties in the absence of Electrical Sub-Code Officer
z) Approval of Change Order #1 for sanitary sewer excavation spot repair($10,800)
aa) Approval to destroy old beach badge tags and recycling tonnage reports as per DARM regs
bb) Approval of payment schedule for summer recreation program employees
cc) P O to County of Ocean for replenishment of sand at Inlet Recreation Area ($11,000)
dd) Re-authorize participation in the volunteer tuition credit program
ee) Authorization for VFW annual ‘Buddy’ poppy drive
ff) Amend Project Graduation S/E application to include 9/29 town-wide garage sale
gg) Appt of seasonal parking enforcement officers (16)
hh) P.O. to Garden State Parking Products for parking signs and posts ($6,075)
ii) Approval of Memorandum of Understanding with Chuck Harrison regarding Boardwalk ministry
(Closed Session Item)
USE OF BALL FIELDS, CONTINGENT UPON FINAL APPROVAL OF DATES BY LITTLE LEAGUE:
a) Point Pleasant Pirates
b) Point Pleasant Predators
VOTE: Council Members Tooker, Gordon, Mayer (items 1/a-gg and item 1/ii), Corbally,
Lurie (items 1/a-gg and item 1/i) and Reid (items 1/a-gg and item 1/ii)….YEA
Councilman Lurie (Use of Ball Fields, item b)….Abstain
Councilman Reid (item 1/hh)….Abstain
Councilmen Mayer and Lurie (item 1/hh)….NAY

Ordinance 2012-17 (Multi-Purpose Bond) was introduced on first reading.
Mayor Barrella: asked why a period of usefulness of 10 years is being used, when the current Welcome sign was in existence for 25 years (statutory), and restriping is done every 2 years (also milling); Councilman Lurie: asked why we are bonding instead of using cash (that’s the way it’s budgeted).
Motion by Councilman Mayer to approve Ordinance 2012-17 on first reading was seconded by Councilwoman Tooker and carried by roll call vote. Public hearing will be on May 15. 2012.
VOTE: Council Members Tooker, Gordon, Mayer, Corbally, Lurie and Reid….YEA

Ordinance 2012-18 (Water/Sewer Utility Bond) was introduced on first reading.
Councilman Lurie: asked how many fire hydrants and water meters this covers (Administrator Riehl: $42,000 of this is being set aside for water meter purchase – other items on the list are much less in comparison).
Motion by Councilman Mayer to approve Ordinance 2012-18 on first reading was seconded by Councilman Corbally and carried by roll call vote. Public hearing will be on May 15. 2012.
VOTE: Council Members Tooker, Gordon, Mayer, Corbally, Lurie and Reid….YEA

Ordinance 2012-19 (Resident Parking Permit Placement) was introduced on first reading.
Chief O’Hara: the way the ordinance was written requires a sticker on the front windshield, but state statute does not permit that – wording is being changed to indicate that the sticker should go on the back driver’s side window – it’s a static cling sticker that goes on the inside of the window, so that it can’t be altered or removed by someone on the outside – they are vehicle-specific.
Motion by Councilman Reid to approve Ordinance 2012-19 on first reading was seconded by Councilman Lurie and carried by roll call vote. Public hearing will be on May 15, 2012.
VOTE: Council Members Tooker, Gordon, Mayer, Lurie and Reid….YEA
Councilman Corbally….NAY
Mayor Barrella: asked Attorney Gertner if Administrator could send a letter to the residents, on Borough letterhead, with Borough-paid postage, explaining why ordinances are passed on first reading (Attorney Gertner: it’s a budgetary item, an appropriation – requires Council approval; Councilwoman Tooker: suggested a resolution requiring Council approval for such mailings; Councilman Gordon: agreed – can be used as a political platform and taxpayers shouldn’t be paying for that; Mayor Barrella; suggested resolution at the May 15th Council Meeting).

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PERIOD OPENED AND ENDED AT 10:29PM,
WITH NO MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC WISHING TO BE HEARD.

Upon motion by Councilman Lurie, with second by Councilman Corbally, meeting was adjourned at 10:29PM by consent of Council.


TRANSCRIBED BY: Eileen Farrell, Deputy Clerk



ATTEST: Maryann Ellsworth, Municipal Clerk


Published June13, 2012 | Council Minutes | 1395


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