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August 4, 2015

Council Minutes

Mayor Barrella called the regular meeting to order at 7:31PM. Present were Councilmen Migut, Toohey, Cortes and Vogel. Councilmen Reid and Mayer were absent. The Municipal Clerk read the notice indicating compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act.
Motion by Councilman Migut to approve the July 21, 2015 ABC Renewal Hearing/ Council meeting minutes, was seconded by Councilman Toohey and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Councilmen Migut, Toohey, Cortes, Vogel…YEA


Councilman Migut: Planning Board meets tomorrow – will review Ocean Fire Company No. 1 application for an electronic sign and a site plan application for a nautical retail establishment on Rte 35N, across from the train station.

Councilman Toohey: fire truck was delivered on Tuesday – hears that it is beautiful.

Councilman Cortes: announced employee anniversaries for August – Jarred Popp 7 years, Paschal Drew 7 years, Bob Goessel 23 years, Gerry Quaglia 19 years, Jim Broyles 34 years; tide valve on Randall Ave was installed by the County; County closed the pedestrian underpass at the Broadway bridge – concerned with ADA compliance – BA/CFO will follow up; concept plans for Risden’s bathhouse were delivered to Council for review – he and BA/CFO Riehl met with Barlo – minor changes – hopes to get it approved and rented for next year; there was another incident with someone turning the wrong way off Trenton Ave, going north on Rte 35 – pulled over and texted BA/CFO Riehl, who said it just happened to her at Inlet Dr – pursuing painted informational arrows on streets; big sink hole on NJ and Chicago Aves was fixed with no issues – section of pipe was replaced; prisoners are painting hydrants; new fire truck was delivered – he, Councilman Reid and BA/CFO Riehl were there – training will begin on use and driving – hopes it’s never used.

Councilman Vogel: gave police department updates – last Sunday, in conjunction with the Ocean County Prosecutors Office, a DWI checkpoint, funded by grant and coordinated locally by Lt. Michigan, resulted in 7 arrests – marijuana arrests are up – there is continued monitoring and enforcement at problem rentals – commended the great work of the detective bureau, as last year’s carjacking/Green Planet robbery suspect, also accused of killing a young man in North Jersey, has been indicted; Recreation Park Program is winding down – positive feedback from parents – new directors this year; overgrown bushes at Maple Leaf Plaza at Laurel and Rte 35N are concealing signage – asked BA/CFO Riehl to notify owners to trim them; has had positive feedback from area businesses regarding pedestrian crossing and failure to yield enforcement at the Maryland Ave beach crossing; recognized the Coast Guard’s 225th birthday today – they do an outstanding job – Borough has had a great relationship with Coast Guard Station Manasquan over the years.

Mayor Barrella: at last meeting, he asked Lt Michigan what happens to Last Drink Reports at DWI stops and why they aren’t generally made available to Council (Chief O’Hara: Lt Michigan spoked to him and he forwarded information to the Borough Attorney, who also requested it, for distribution to Council – two e-mails went out; Attorney Riordan: tried both of the Mayor’s e-mail addresses and they bounced back – he can print them for him) asked for last Saturday’s reports (Chief O’Hara: not completed yet – list he sent to Council was Memorial Day through last meeting – 20 DWI arrests at that point).
Administrator Riehl: No report.

Clerk announced revisions and additions to the agenda.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION (Agenda Items & Ordinances on 1st Reading) BEGAN AT 7:42PM.

Dave Cavagnaro, Point Pleasant Beach (PPB): asked about items 1b, 1g, 1o, 1v and 2c.
Vince Castin, PPB: asked about items 1z, 2e and 3a.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION (Agenda Items & Ordinances on 1st Reading) ENDED AT 7:53PM.

Motion by Councilman Cortes to close public participation was seconded by Councilman Migut and carried by consent of Council.
VOTE: Councilmen Migut, Toohey, Cortes, Vogel…YEA

Motion by Councilman Toohey to approve items listed below was seconded by Councilman Cortes and carried by roll call vote:
1a Approval of S/E application for VFW to display boat on PPB property for Fluke Tourn, 8/12-8/16
1c Approval of PO to ADP, Inc for Workforce Now agreement & set-up fee ($15,060)
1d Approval of payment to SPS VAR, LLC for computer support renewal for PD ($4,045)
1e Approval of PO to Winner Ford for F-250 pickup for PD, under State contract ($30,473)
1f Memorialization of approval of S/E app/fee waiver for PPB BOE jazz concert at band shell, 7/29
1g Approval of payment to Devo & Assoc for monthly airtime Jul-Sept ($6,984)
1h Approval of payment to the OC Treasurer for 3rd Quarter 2015 tax levy ($2,125,405.17)
1i Approval of payment to Sterling DiSanto for USACE Storm Damage Reduction Proj ($5,878.48)
1j Release of maintenance guarantee for 802 Grove St ($1,076.98)
1k Approval of payment to Turbo Electric for fixture replacement at Water Treatment Plant ($17,050)
1l Approval of Payroll #15 ($344,833.99)
1m Approval of payment to Hutchinson Plumbing Heating & Cooling for AC system for PD ($3,800)
1n Appointment of C. Glass to the F/T position of Payroll Clerk
1p Approval of 5 taxi driver applications (4 for Briggs Transportation & 1 for Squan Taxi)
1q Authorization to advertise for a replacement F/T Communications Operator
1r Appointment of C. Murphy to the position of camp counselor for Recreation Park Program
1s Approval of 5 W/S adjustments
1t Approval of payment to Riggins, Inc for 3,000 gallons of diesel fuel for DPW ($5,285.10)
1u Approval of payment to State of NJ for employee and retiree health benefits ($123,513.29)
1v Cancellation of unexpended and dedicated balances of General Capital Authorizations
1w Approval of payment to Custom Env Tech for water corrosion inhibitor chemical ($4,205)
1x Authorization for Engineer to submit NJDEP & USACE applications & Payment for Little Silver Lk Improvement ($15,100)
1y Appointments to the Non-Resident Taxpayer Advisory Committee
1z Approval of PO to McCarthy Contracting for meter shop improvements ($18K)

2a Approval of payment to Denise Sweet from BOA escrow account
2b Approval of payment to Galvin Law Firm from Pl Bd & BOA escrow accounts
2c Approval of payment to Katie Strakosch for yoga instruction at the Rec Park Program ($50)
2e Approval of PO to Weilgus & Sons for rekeying of DPW buildings ($3,185.66)
2f Approval of S/E application for NJ DMV Social Media Awareness event on 8/14/15
2g Appointment of L. DiMaio to the position of Comfort Station Attendant
3c Approval of computer-generated vouchers ($2,237,813.13) TO BE MEMORIALIZED 8/18
VOTE: Councilmen Migut, Toohey, Cortes, Vogel….YEA
Per Borough Attorney, assume usual abstentions on item 3c with which Council has conflicts.


Ordinance 2015-20 (Residential Permit Parking Plan) was considered on second reading. Mayor Barrella opened the public hearing.
Mr. Cavagnaro: thanked Council for maintaining original plan – suggested temporary passes be colored differently for police differentiation.
Mayor Barrella: asked Attorney Riordan how discussions went (Attorney Riordan: Attorney Jackson does not expect his clients will continue the litigation, but no promises).
Motion by Councilman Vogel to close the public hearing and adopt Ordinance 2015-20 was seconded by Councilman Toohey and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Councilmen Migut, Toohey, Cortes, Vogel….YEA

Ordinance 2015-21 (Amendment to Taxi Ordinance) was introduced on first reading.
Attorney Riordan: suggested Council discuss insurance provisions, on which his opinion was stated in a memo – Chief O’Hara does not favor insurance changes – present ordinance requires each taxi have a total $100K/$300K coverage, or $100K for any one individual who is hurt and a total of $300K, no matter how many people are hurt, each individual limited to $100K (although, since the language is unclear, PPB has been allowing $100K single limits since June, without significantly increasing the number of seasonal licenses) suggestion is to limit coverage to $100K total, no matter how many people are hurt, reducing coverage to the injured parties – State limit for cabs is $35K – some municipalities have that – at least one neighboring municipality also has a $100K/$300K requirement – Brick has $100K/$500K – a number of municipalities have single limit $100K policies – the question is how much coverage to mandate for cabs licensed in PPB – present ordinance allows taxis licensed in other particular jurisdictions to come into PPB, some with the inadequate State minimum of $35K (Mayor Barrella: sets up a competitive disadvantage to those licensed in PPB) can’t mandate insurance to those licensed in other municipalities (Mayor Barrella: can limit privilege to those that meet PPB’s insurance standards, not State minimum) would leave PPB as it currently is, with an inadequate number of cabs – only current licensing problem is with insurance, per potential licensees – that’s why this ordinance was recommended (Councilman Toohey: asked if municipality has additional exposure if threshold is diminished) none (Councilman Toohey: exposure is with the cab company, not PPB – have an issue with not enough cabs – a public safety issue – splitting hairs over something already established by the State; Councilman Vogel: companies with limousine service probably have the higher coverage).
Motion by Councilman Cortes to approve Ordinance 2015-21 on first reading was seconded by Councilman Migut and carried by roll call vote. Public hearing on August 18, 2015.
VOTE: Councilmen Migut, Toohey, Cortes, Vogel….YEA

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PERIOD (meeting & non-agenda items) BEGAN AT 8:07PM.

Anne Marie Rossi, PPB: opposes angled parking on Inlet Dr – requested painted arrows.
Mr. Cavagnaro: thanked Council and Clerk for online link to ordinances on agenda; asked about Risden’s meeting agenda and quality of the building; asked if prisoners can clean Arnold Ave; beachgoers bring food, beverages and tents after hours – perhaps indicative of the advertising.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PERIOD (meeting & non-agenda items) ENDED AT 8:15PM.

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

Meeting was adjourned at 8:15PM.

Eileen A. Farrell, RMC
Municipal Clerk

Published August19, 2015 | Council Minutes | 2163

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