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February 17, 2015

Council Minutes

Mayor Barrella called the regular meeting to order at 7:31PM. Present were Councilmen Reid, Migut, Toohey, Mayer and Cortes. Councilman Vogel was absent. The Municipal Clerk read the notice indicating compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act.

Motion by Councilman Reid, to approve the January 20, 2015 and February 3, 2015 Council meeting minutes, was seconded by Councilman Mayer and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Councilmen Reid, Migut Toohey, Mayer, Cortes…YEA

DEPARTMENT HEAD MEMOS/DISCUSSIONS:

Request for curb cut at 212 Laurel Ct. was moved to agenda as item 2E.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Councilman Reid: he and BA/CFO Riehl had met with Councilman Smith’s office regarding an interest in the Coast Guard station – received a copy of a letter from Congressman Smith to Rear Admiral Stephen P. Metruck expressing the Borough’s interest – are in the process.

Councilman Migut: Building Department has been busy; Animal Welfare Committee has reorganized with Steve Arrison appointed Chairman – working on budget of about $3,600.00 through April 19th which is the date of their Spring Fling at The Ark – it is 4PM-7PM – $20 for buffet and cash bar – committee cares for 400-600 feral cats, which help maintain the rodent population – they have another fund raiser scheduled for this summer.

Councilman Toohey: on February 10th, had a Land Use meeting with the boards to discuss what types of variances are being approved and see if there is a possibility of rectifying the discrepancy between what’s allowed for raising an existing structure versus what’s allowed for new construction – got a lot of great input and interesting perspectives – notices were made; Open Space meeting topics included Barlo – hopes to have an approval on the next agenda for a not-to-exceed amount from the Engineer to draw up plans for landscape architectural work in the area adjacent to the bulkhead at Loughran’s Point and that vacated by the port-o-john – Army Corps of Engineers is going to reconstruct that bulkhead – also discussed the comfort station and bath house at the meeting.

Councilman Mayer: Finance Committee is meeting with Fire Chief and Companies Thursday at 6:30PM – reminded Councilmen Reid and Toohey (Councilman Reid is unavailable – Councilman Toohey will arrive at 5:45PM).

Councilman Cortes: attended the meeting with the Board of Adjustment and Planning Board, along with the Engineer and Attorney – received good feedback – there is another meeting scheduled – the topic of Ocean Avenue driveway length and garage door setback came up – approval of contract with Barlo is on tonight’s agenda.

Mayor Barrella: explained that he missed the last Council meeting because he had returned late from Washington DC; has noticed that flags are flying unilluminated in the middle of the night at the Post Office, Fire Company No. 1 and the VFW – asked Councilman Toohey to reach out; asked Councilman Cortes about holding the Floodplain Management Plan Committee appointments (Councilman Cortes: there were some concerns about a few of the names) has an issue with one proposed member, who unilaterally suspended the Recreation Basketball program 6 or 7 years ago and when instructed by the Administrator to rescind the suspension, he refused (Councilman Cortes: appointments will be on next meeting’s agenda).

BA/CFO Riehl: No report.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION (Agenda Items & Ordinances on First Reading) BEGAN AT 7:43PM.

Dave Cavagnaro, Point Pleasant Beach (PPB): asked about cost of item 1Y and if there is a dollar amount to stay within – asked if the contract is available to the public upon approval (Attorney Riordan: yes – immediately upon approval); asked about flood insurance estimate for Risden's property and last rental amount; asked about the dollar amount in 1B.
Anne Lightburn, PPB: interested in seeing bath house restoration go forward – questioned amount of Barlo contract – first proposal was significantly lower; invited questions on Shade Tree annual report that she submitted; looking forward to walking Arnold Avenue to look for hazards.

Motion by Councilman Reid to close public participation was seconded by Councilman Toohey and carried by consent of Council.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION (Agenda Items & Ordinances on First Reading) ENDED AT 7:49PM.

Mayor Barrella: asked BA/CFO Riehl about revenues and surplus (BA/CFO Riehl: distributed a year-to-date spreadsheet to all Council members at the last meeting).

Councilman Mayer: had spoken to Chief O’Hara prior to the meeting regarding item 1L spoke about the 94K for police radios – asked the Chief to hold this, as he had some questions; asked about fee schedule in item 1U (BA/CFO Riehl: went through the public contracting process – had online demonstrations and phone conversations with other companies – explained the fees, billing process and background check service – they did the background checks for the Recreation Program last year – can be up and running next week, upon approval – can cancel and withdraw or activate and not use the web site with no penalties – funds would be appropriated and come out of the Recreation budget – estimated $5K-6K in annual costs).

Motion by Councilman Reid to close public participation and approve items listed below was seconded by Councilman Toohey and carried by roll call vote.
CONSENT RESOLUTION 1:
a) Approval of Project Graduation’s Town-wide Garage Sale, with waiver of permits, on 5/16/15
b) Appointment of Phoenix Advisors as financial advisors for 2015 for amount not to exceed $10K
c) Approval of S/E application for Teen Challenge NJ drug awareness outreach on Bdwlk
d) Approval of S/E application for Multiple Sclerosis Society Coast the Coast bike ride, 5/16/15
e) Approval of Briggs Taxi Driver Licenses (6)
f) Approval of Payroll #3 ($277,596.12)
g) Approval of PO to R.N. DeMaio for DPW cleaning & paper supplies for 2015 ($3.500)
h) Approval of PO to Devo & Associates for parking meter paper ($3,850)
i) Approval of PO to Winner Ford for upfit of equipment for 2 new police vehicles ($4,999.90)
j) Approval of PO to F&C Auto Supply for DPW vehicle parts ($3,500)
k) Approval of PO to Edwards Tire Co. for flat tire repairs and recaps for 2015 ($7,000)
l) HELD [Approval of PO to Motorola for 27 portable police radios ($94,439.70)]
m) Approval of payment to T&M Assoc from Pl Bd, BOA & developer escrow accts ($7,032.59)
n) Approval of payment to Denise Sweet & Associates from Bd of Adj escrow accounts ($200)
o) Approval of Road Opening Bond release to Simione from developer escrow account ($1,000)
p) Approval of payment to Galvin Law Firm from Bd of Adj escrow accounts ($357.50)
q) Approval of payment to Riggins, Inc for diesel fuel ($4.809.90)
r) Approval of refund of NJDCA grant to Point Pleasant Borough ($19,469.13)
s) Approval of payment to State of NJ for employee health benefits ($124,741.52)
t) Approval of progress payment to Earthworks, Inc. for Little Silver Lk dredging ($89,098.80)
u) Authorization for Administrator to execute contract with SportsSignup for online credit card processing & background checks ($299)
v) Approval of Shade Tree Commission’s 2014 Annual Report
w) Approval of payment to PSD Tree & Landscape for snow plow services ($2,625)
x) Award of contract/PO to Woszczak Contractors for Yale Ave Drainage Repairs ($7,300)
y) Authorization to execute contract with Barlo for architectural svcs for luncheonette/bathhouse
z) Support of legislation to protect taxpayers from loss of telecommunications tax support
CONSENT RESOLUTION 2:
a) Approval of PO to Allcomm for police repeater, duplex and license upgrade ($2,795.40)
b) Approval of PO to Allcomm for 4 portable police radios ($1,900)
c) Approval of PO to Meridian Health for 15 SLEO applicant screenings ($4,125)
d) Approval of PO to Plainfield Consultation Ctr for 15 SLEO applicant screenings ($4,875)
e) Approval of Curb Cut at 212 Laurel Court – ADDED FROM DEPT HEAD MEMOS
CONSENT RESOLUTION 3:
a) Approval of payment to Ocean County Landfill to replenish escrow ($50,000.00)
b) Approval of payment to Ocean County Utilities Authority for 1st Q installment ($210,792.60)
c) Approval of payment of computer-generated vouchers ($1,418,486.11)
VOTE: Councilmen Reid (all except item 3A), Migut, Toohey, Mayer, Cortes…YEA
Councilman Reid (3A only)….ABSTAIN
*Per Borough Attorney, assume usual abstentions on item 2C with which Council has conflicts.

ORDINANCES:

Ordinance 2015-02 (Repeal Unconstitutional Religious Activity Regs) was considered on second reading. Public hearing was opened and closed with no member of the public wishing to be heard.
Motion by Councilman Cortes to close the public hearing and adopt Ordinance 2015-02 on second reading was seconded by Councilman Reid and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Councilmen Reid, Migut, Toohey, Mayer, Cortes….YEA

Ordinance 2015-03 (Amend Code 2-13 – Fire Vehicle Use Limit) was considered on second reading. Public hearing was opened and closed with no member of the public wishing to be heard.
Motion by Councilman Toohey to close public participation and adopt Ordinance 2015-03 on second reading was seconded by Councilman Reid and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Councilmen Reid, Toohey, Mayer, Cortes….YEA
Councilman Migut….ABSTAIN

Ordinance 2015-04 (Amend Code 9-3.6 – ALW Parking) was considered on second reading. Public hearing was opened and closed with no member of the public wishing to be heard.
Motion by Councilman Mayer to close the public hearing and adopt Ordinance 2015-04 on second reading was seconded by Councilman Migut and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Councilmen Reid, Migut, Toohey, Mayer, Cortes ….YEA

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PERIOD (meeting & non-agenda items) BEGAN AT 8:00PM.

Dave Cavagnaro, PPB: asked the location of the public property for auction; complemented DPW for phenomenal job on 2 snowstorms – were out hours in advance of the County – asked if County can be asked to slow down, so they are not throwing ice onto the sidewalks, which his speaks in favor of not privatizing this department; thanked BA/CFO Riehl for holiday Reverse 9-1-1 calls; asked if Borough can enforce off-street parking during snow.
Anne Lightburn, PPB: complemented DPW for clearing out dead shrubs and trees along the Little Silver Lake parking lot between the pine trees – Shade Tree Commission is trying to beautify that area – would like to see less gravel yards, more shrubbery and ordinances requiring greenery for new construction – doesn’t want PPB to look like a dormitory town – is bothered by illegal parking on gravel – asked if police enforce it – important to set the tone this summer.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PERIOD (meeting & non-agenda items) ENDED AT 8:10PM.

Motion by Councilman Mayer to close public participation and adjourn was seconded by Councilman Toohey and carried by consent of Council.

Meeting was adjourned at 8:10PM.



ATTEST: ____________________________________
Eileen Farrell, Municipal Clerk


Published March03, 2015 | Council Minutes | 2046


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