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March 3, 2015

Council Minutes

Mayor Barrella called the regular meeting to order at 7:32PM. Present were Councilmen Reid, Migut, Toohey, Mayer and Cortes. Councilman Vogel arrived at 7:42PM. The Municipal Clerk read the notice indicating compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act.

Councilman Mayer read suggested revision to the February 17, 2015 Council meeting minutes.
Motion by Councilman Toohey, to approve the February 17, 2015 Council meeting minutes, as amended, was seconded by Councilman Migut and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Councilmen Reid, Migut Toohey, Mayer, Cortes…YEA


Curb cut requests for 57 Sanborn Ave., 1503 St. Louis Ave. and 119 Central Ave. were added to agenda as item 2Y (Councilman Cortes: clarified that 57 Sanborn house was not lifted, but removed; Mayor Barrella: people are putting houses with driveways and garages where there were none before – on-street parking will be lost – nothing can be done about it).


Councilman Reid: it is the Navy Reserve’s 100th anniversary – thanked our sailors; toured the Coast Guard station with BA/CFO Riehl – fantastic – top notch people are running it – will take about 10 years before anything is done – Borough needs a plan – wants to put together a group of 4-5 people to discuss – will talk to Manasquan Historical Society and a town in Virginia who took over their Coast Guard Stations – Coast Guard has put a lot of money into it and will continue to take care of it until it is handed over – wants to be ready when the time comes; read “South Jersey Times” editorial about proposed restaurant ABC license – bad bill for PPB and NJ – Council should put together a resolution not to pass it (Mayor Barrella: lot of forces behind it – had asked the bill’s sponsor to require that ABC be accountable for their actions or inactions – one of the least productive and least transparent of any State organization – gotten worse under current ABC Director – not necessarily bad or good) not fair to current licensees (Mayor Barrella: would have to be addressed – current license values could diminish – more concerned with bars that over-serve) thinks tax credits would be offered to current licensees.

Councilman Vogel arrived at 7:42PM.

Councilman Migut: reminded all of Animal Welfare Committee event, April 19th at The Ark; Floodplain Management Committee will meet March 9th – open to public – will meet about 6 times before July deadline; at the February 4th Planning Board meeting, the Board was half composed of Board of Adjustment members, due to conflicts – heard an application for a 6-home subdivision, with 16-ft.-wide private lane, off Parkway – plan was approved with 17 conditions – one concerned the ability of a fire truck to turn right, traveling east onto the private lane – condition is that a 14-ft. of curbing, west of the lane, be painted yellow, as No Parking Zone – Borough will obtain an easement, ensuring no obstacles, except curbing along Parkway – 2 homes fronting Parkway would each be entitled to a 13’ curb cut – private lane and parking restriction are intended to provide 30’ in width for the turning of a vehicle – asked Chief if area should be identified as a Tow Away Zone by ordinance (Chief O’Hara: must be posted as Fire Lane to be towable – would have to paint the curb and put up signs – could be added to the Fire Lane ordinance) would like to attend the next Board of Fire Officers meeting to discuss easement maintenance by the Fire Code Official and request that the location be pre-planned after construction – approval will be memorialized at tomorrow’s Planning Board meeting.

Councilman Toohey: at 1:40AM on March 2nd, Firemen responded to building explosion on Cooks Lane – per Chief Pasola, all fire suppression activities went well – no Fire Department injuries – resident was critically injured – thoughts and prayers to him and his family – thanks and respects Fire Company members; an item on tonight’s agenda would authorize Engineer to prepare concept site plans for Loughran's Point – a marquee location– will get a sense of what it would take to refurbish; School Resource Officer was put into place 2 years ago, initially 100% funded by municipality – as of last year, there was a 1-year deal for the Board of Education (BOE) to offset that – he and Councilman Vogel met with Dr. Ravally, BA Savage and BOE members – all agreed it was a good program for the community – hammered out a mutually-beneficial agreement – getting more of an offset than last year – will increase yearly, over the term of the 3-year contract (Councilman Vogel: contract needs finalizing by BOE; Mayor Barrella: can't execute until BOE approves; Attorney Riordan: once BOE votes to approve, Mayor Barrella should feel comfortable signing).

Councilman Mayer: confirmed that the next Council meeting is March 24th; BA/CFO Riehl is doing a great job on the budget – asked her to circulate capital budget requests to committee chairmen to prioritize with departments.

Councilman Cortes: recognized March employee anniversaries: J. Coyne – 9 yrs., E. Errico,
J. Flynn & K. Napalo – 15 yrs., S. Nase – 9 yrs., K. O'Hara – 29 yrs.; Engineer Savacool has been in touch with Barlo on Risden's & 1 Ocean Ave. properties – moving forward on both; bid on North St. property auction came in low (BA/CFO Riehl: went out to bid – 2 interested parties – both adjoining properties – only 1 bid at $10K – Council can accept or reject – they would be paying taxes on that property; Attorney Riordan: have a right to reject all bids; Councilman Toohey: asked what it would do to their property value; Attorney Riordan: would increase – this came to pass because the bidder was lead to believe the town was building a parking lot there – recommended rejecting; consensus to reject all bids was added to agenda as 2Z; Beautification Committee met last week – Sandy Pasola and Gary Mecca are co-chairs – will come up with recommendations for removal/consolidation of barrels, as it takes manpower to maintain them; sat in on Environmental Commission Meeting – they suggested native plantings at 1 Ocean Ave. – looking at the Barnegat Bay list of vegetation) – talked about the need for recycling by Boardwalk businesses – looking for students or Corrections Officers to help clean street ends – Chairman Ritchings is looking at an anti-idling initiative – spoke about maintaining vegetation at Little Silver Lake (Councilman Reid: a buffer for the lights) they thanked Councilman Reid for taking care of trees downtown.

Councilman Vogel: Recreation Committee is seeking volunteers – basketball program is winding down – annual Beach v. Boro game is next Monday – girls at 7PM, boys 8PM; Easter Egg Hunt at Pleasure Park will most likely be the Sunday before Easter – working with BA/CFO Riehl on getting snow cleaned up by DOT and working with NJ Transit on north-bound trains blocking Arnold Avenue thoroughfare – BA/CFO Riehl is working on a policies & procedures packet for boards & committees, regarding purchasing policy, enlisting the help of Borough employees, hiring of staff, harassment, etc. – need sign-off sheets for all members – hopes to have something at next meeting for review; Police Officers have been training with canine teams – alcohol testing – recertifications – been trained with body warm cameras that complement in-car mobile video systems – getting Special Officers orientated – a joint investigation with the Point Pleasant Police Department resulted in 2 subjects arrested for distributing heroin – continuing to monitor the situation in the hotels – Police Department, in conjunction with the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department, is hosting a free Child Passenger Safety Checkpoint at Fire Co No 2 on March 12th, 3PM-7PM (Attorney Riordan: per Sheriff’s Department, 80% of child seats are installed incorrectly); recognized Patrolmen Nase & Drew for deploying Narcan on an unresponsive subject and rescuing him – received nice Thank You card from resident who locked herself in car – Officers Finn & Distlecamp helped her – example of officers going above and beyond.

Mayor Barrella: received a call from Point Pleasant Mayor Sabosik regarding Court shared services – asked someone on Council to reach out & suggested BA/CFO Riehl speak with Point Pleasant BA Maffei to get a sense of how things are working – better since changes were made; Deputy Court Administrator has tendered resignation – Council needs to discuss Court personnel in closed session (Attorney Riordan: an item on agenda, developed between BA/CFO Riehl, Judge Liguori and him, takes care of the problem, at least until the March 24th Council Meeting).

BA/CFO Riehl: No report.

The Municipal Clerk announced additions and revisions to the agenda.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION (Agenda Items & Ordinances on First Reading) BEGAN AT 8:08PM.

Vince Castin, Point Pleasant Beach (PPB): asked about item 2V; complimented Police for checking his house while away; read from US Flag Code: flags should, not must, be illuminated at night.
Dave Cavagnaro, PPB: asked about items 1C, 1Z and 2O.

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

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION (Agenda Items & Ordinances on First Reading) ENDED AT 8:19PM.

Mayor Barrella: voiced his objection to the appointment of a certain individual to the Floodplain Management Plan Committee; asked about item 3H and confirmed that it is just for an ad placement.

Motion by Councilman Vogel to close public participation and approve items listed below was seconded by Councilman Cortes and carried by roll call vote.
a) Approval of S/E application for Antrim School run on 5/16/15
b) Approval of S/E application (updated) for Jersey Shore Running Club run on 4/18/15
c) Approval of S/E application for PPB Farmers Market from 6/7/15 through 9/27/15
d) Authorization of W/S adjustment and interest waiver for 202 Arnold Ave.
e) Appointment of 16 Class 1 SLEOs for the 2015 season
f) Approval of performance guarantee release for 401 Richmond Ave.
g) Approval of Payroll #4 ($247,509.74)
h) Approval of payment to Denise Sweet from Pl Bd & BOA escrow accounts ($400)
i) Approval of PO to Chromate Industrial Corp. for DPW sign supplies for 2015 ($4,000)
j) Approval of PO to Detcon for DPW parts & service for 2015 ($3,500)
k) Approval of PO to F&C Auto Supply for DPW vehicle parts for 2015 ($4,000)
l) Approval of PO to Jaeger Lumber for lumber & building supplies for 2015 ($4,000)
m) Approval of PO to Noreika Sales for DPW scooter tires & parts for 2015 ($3,500)
n) Approval of PO to Bain’s Point Hardware for DPW hardware & supplies for 2015 ($4,000)
o) Approval of PO to Tennant Sales & Svc for Tennant vacuum parts for 2015 ($4,000)
p) Approval of PO to Van Wickle Auto Supply for DPW auto parts for 2015 ($4,000)
q) Approval of PO to Pinebelt Dodge for police vehicle parts & service for 2015 ($2,500)
r) Approval of PO to Van Wickle Auto Supply for police vehicle supplies ($4,500)
s) Approval of PO to Tire Craft for police vehicle tires, parts & service for 2015 ($5,500)
t) Approval of PO to This & That Uniforms for police uniforms & equip for 2015 ($13,000)
u) Approval of PO to Pt Pleasant Bicycle for parking enforcement bike parts for 2015 ($4,000)
v) Approval of PO to Quill Corp for police office supplies for 2015 ($4,000)
w) Approval of PO to McNamara Screenprint for police uniform supplies for 2015 ($5,000)
x) Approval of PO to Eagle Point Gun for ammunition & firearm supplies for 2015 ($23,000)
y) Approval of payment to Galvin Law Firm from Pl Bd & BOA escrow accounts ($1,357.50)
z) Approval of tree bond forfeiture at 713 Arnold Ave to the Shade Tree Commission ($350)
a) Approval of tree bond release at 319 Washington ($700) & 505 Forman ($350) [505 FORMAN HELD]
b) Approval of PO to Atlantic Salt for road deicing salt ($10.542.86)
c) Approval of payment to Atlantic Salt for road deicing salt ($7,457.14)
d) Approval of PO to Riggins, Inc for gasoline ($88,504.12)
e) Approval of payment to Riggins, Inc. for gasoline ($11,495.88)
f) Approval of payment to Winner Ford for 2 dump trucks & 1 retrofit dump truck ($119,095)
g) Approval of PO to Eurofins Eaton Analytical for water matrix test ($3,380)
h) Approval of payment to Brick MUA for January water usage ($58,618.10)
i) Approval of PO (revised) to Atlantic Tactical for police vests ($5,799.70)
j) Approval of payment to Motorola for 5 dual band police radios ($8,995.65)
k) Approval of PO to Winner Ford for 2016 Ford F450 for the Water Dept ($76,889)
l) Approval of payment to All Covered for computer support ($11,880)
m) Approval of payment to the State of NJ for employee & retiree health benefits ($130,495.59)
n) Approval of Transfer Resolution ($6,200)
o) Authorization for Engineer to prepare concept site plans for Loughran’s Point (NTE $5,800)
p) Approval of PO to Motorola for 27 portable police radios ($94,439.70)
q) Approval of payment to Nolze Garage Door for 2 garage door openers at the W/S plant ($3,120)
r) Approval of payment to American Ctr for Law & Justice pursuant to consent judgment ($5,000)
s) Appointment of members to Floodplain Management Plan Committee
t) Approval of S/E application for Deborah Flea Market/Craft Show on 6/20/15
u) Approval of payment to Louis Berger ($84,803.08) – AMOUNT ADDED PRIOR TO MEETING
v) Authorization for BA/CFO to act as the Authorized Rep for NJ Env Infrastructure Loan
w) Authorization for the Mayor to execute a shared service SRO agreement with the Bd of Ed
x) Appointment of Acting Court Administrator & Authorization to advertise for replacement
y) Approval of requests for curb cuts at 57 Sanborn, 1503 St Louis & 119 Central – ADDED FROM DEPT HEAD MEMOS
z) Rejection of all bids for 415 North Street – ADDED FROM COMMITTEE REPORTS
VOTE: Councilmen Reid, Migut Toohey, Mayer (except item 2W), Cortes, Vogel…YEA
Councilman Mayer (item 2W only)….ABSTAIN

Motion by Councilman Toohey to close public participation and approve items listed below was seconded by Councilman Migut and carried by roll call vote.
a) Memorialization of approval of membership application for PPB Fire Co #2
b) Approval of payment to Motorola for 22 pagers & programming kits for Fire Dept ($8,995.65)
c) Approval of PO to Firefighter One for replacement bail out kits ($2,840)
d) Approval of PO to Firefighter One for replacement turnout gear ($24,949.60)
e) Approval of PO to Airpower Int’l for (2) air compressor contracts ($3,726)
f) Approval of payment of computer-generated vouchers ($338,461.72)
g) Approval of payment of hand checks, December 2014-February 2015 ($2,422,983.50)
h) Approval of sponsorship of the PPB Public Ed Fdn annual Hall of Fame Dinner ($100) – AMOUNT CHANGED JUST PRIOR TO MEETING
VOTE: Councilmen Reid, Migut (items 3F-H), Toohey, Mayer, Cortes, Vogel (items 3F-G)…YEA
Councilmen Migut (item 3A-E) and Vogel (items 3A-E & 3H)….ABSTAIN
*Per Borough Attorney, assume usual abstentions on item 3F & 3G with which Council has conflicts.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PERIOD (meeting & non-agenda items) BEGAN AT 8:23PM.

Dave Cavagnaro, PPB: asked for update on home floor measurements

Councilman Vogel: as a tie-in to the second-hand dealer ordinance, asked chief if Police Station can be a safe exchange for people who are selling things they shouldn't.
PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PERIOD (meeting & non-agenda items) ENDED AT 8:24PM.

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

Meeting was adjourned at 8:24PM.

ATTEST: ____________________________________
Eileen Farrell, Municipal Clerk

Published March26, 2015 | Council Minutes | 2060

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