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January 19, 2016

Council Meeting Minutes

Mayor Reid called the meeting to order at 6:30PM. Present were Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Mayer, Toohey, Migut and Santantello. The Municipal Clerk read the notice indicating compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act.

The Municipal Clerk read the Resolution for Executive Session.
Motion by Councilman Migut to enter Executive Session to discuss 2 litigation matters (Wallace and Purple Jet), correspondence regarding a contract matter and 1 personnel matter was seconded by Councilman Santanello and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Mayer, Toohey, Migut, Santanello…YEA

Closed Session began at 6:32PM and ended at 7:05PM

Mayor Reid called the regular meeting to order at 7:49PM. Present were Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Mayer, Toohey, Migut and Santantello. The Municipal Clerk again read the notice indicating compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act.

Motion by Councilman Migut to approve the December 15, 2015 and January 1, 2016 Council meeting minutes was seconded by Councilman Vogel and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Mayer, Toohey, Migut, Santanello (January 1, 2016 only)….YEA
Councilman Santanello (December 15, 2015 only)….ABSTAIN


Councilman Cortes discussed curb cut requests for the following properties: 117 Central Ave – added to agenda as item 4b, following ZO Petrillo’s recommendations; 809 West Laurel Ave – added as 4c, following ZO Petrillo’s recommendation; 214 Princeton Ave – added as 4d (Michael Juliano, owner: has lived in PPB since 2000 – renovated his first home and built this one in 2010 – Borough has maintained the ambiance of homes very well – hired architect, Greg Cox, to adhere to the ambience –ordinances are important, but changing the entranceway would change the look of this custom home – not every house should be standardized – driveway was 20' before rebuild – after rebuild, that 20' was just moved to the other side – was brought up to the Borough several times and it was never said to be a problem – Building Department was wonderful during process – if curb appeal is changed, it might change the value of the home; Councilman Migut: asked if he appeared before Planning Board or Board of Adjustment (BOA); just for a pool and cabana, not a variance – 20' is less than 10% of the property frontage; Councilman Toohey: Council has taken a stance since Sandy that curb cuts will be standardized – noticed there is room for a basketball hoop; Councilman Santanello: asked if site plan was submitted; yes; Administrator Riehl: asked why no permits were taken for the curb cut; didn't know he had to – plot plans were seen multiple times; Councilman Vogel: this is 100' lot; Councilman Migut: Borough led him to believe he had the approval); 205 Homestead Ave – denial added as 4e (Administrator Riehl: were approved for 16' via permit – it's now over 20' – ZO Petrillo recommended this be denied – owners were encouraged to appeal, but they're not here; Councilman Santanello: has a problem with asking for forgiveness – he had to stick to 16' at his own house; Administrator Riehl; paving will start within 60- 90 days); 74 Inlet Drive – added as 4f (Councilman Cortes: described vacant lot where there are 3 curb cuts planned – 16' for house being built, 13' for house behind and 13' existing curb cut for the house to the right – referred to information contained in the BOA approval).

Attorney Riordan: addressed the memo he sent to Council regarding the Law Enforcement Support Office 1033 Program (LESO) – the resolution in front of them permits Police to enter into a program that would allow them to get military surplus when it becomes available – additional resolution is required for each piece of equipment they attempt to acquire – added as 4g.

Shade Tree Commission Annual Report: (Councilman Vogel: asked that authorization for Mayor to sign the report be added to the next Council meeting agenda).


Councilman Vogel: missed first Shade Tree meeting – their report from last year indicates they spent 900 volunteer hours taking care of trees last year – working to get new trees downtown – a downtown tree was struck – as it is not on the list to be replaced, suggested reaching out to the owner of the truck that hit it, to see if they would replace it; as liaison to the Chamber, reported that they are upbeat and optimistic and looking forward to a great year.

Councilman Cortes: reported on police activity including driving while intoxicated, 2 burglaries, trespassing, giving false information and a couple of drug possessions – the canine unit, Loki, was called out twice – sniffed out marijuana in car and responded to a commercial burglary – he is doing a great job; Beautification Committee meets next Tuesday; Environmental Commission meets tomorrow night; announced employee anniversaries for January: Eileen Farrell 12 years, Bob Dikun 27 years, Derek O’Neill 17 years.

Councilman Mayer: glad to hear about Loki – haven’t heard enough about him; Finance Committee met before tonight’s meeting – received budget books – need to receive department’s capital budget requests – working toward April 5th introduction – Councilman Vogel has suggested a full Council budget session.

Councilman Toohey: would like to sit with BA/CFO Riehl regarding Public Properties, Buildings & Grounds to get a comprehensive sense of where Borough is at.

Councilman Migut: dog licenses renewal are due in January at $10, with an additional fee beyond that; Planning Board met this month and William Ammirata is the new Chair – in accordance with the recommendations in the newly-revised Master Plan, have introduced changes to Development Ordinances to benefit the public welfare, including addressing the summer parking problem along the beachfront – would like to authorize the attorney to draft an ordinance making parking on the west side of Ocean Ave, from Arnold to Niblick a permitted use, and allowing any existing parking lot on the west side of Ocean Ave to be used by the owner for public parking – added as item 4h.

Councilman Santanello: met with the Fire Chief – spoke about fundraising and apparatus – their apparatus is good for the next 5 years – support vehicles are maintained by the Borough mechanic, who is paid an overtime rate – going outside might cost less (BA/CFO Riehl: they used to resource it out and brought it in house because the overtime rate was less than they were paying to outsource it – they can research it, as they are not required to use the Borough mechanic) he will speak to them about that – they have some capital requests, which they will talk about putting into the budget; he and the Mayor met this past Saturday with the First Aid squad – they have 25 members, 12 of whom are active – responded to 1,341 calls last year, for an average of 4/day – their 4 trucks run 24/7 during summer – they are very independent – Borough gives them a stipend, which pays most of their insurance – would like to see about getting a power stretcher into the budget; Recreation Committee meets on the 4th Monday – need to appoint a new chair; residents are concerned about the “No Right Turn on Red” from McLean onto Rte 35 – most people don’t like to wait, so they make a right on River and cut through the Borden’s lot – reached out to DOT, who will have traffic engineers see if it can be eliminated – will get back to him within the month (Councilman Vogel: asked if DOT is doing any more work in PPB; BA/CFO Riehl: hasn’t heard – will follow up; Mayor Reid: doesn’t believe DOT was here long enough to complete all their work – if they are coming back, it can’t be during summer; Councilman Mayer: asked Councilman Santanello to discuss blinker criteria with the DOT – the light at McLean and Rte 35S is probably not needed December-March – in towns further south, lights blink during those months).

Mayor Reid: expects all to join him on Friday at 6:30AM on the Boardwalk – Kim Burnett from the “Ocean Star” came from Old Bridge for last Friday’s walk; thinks the employee Wellness Program will start within 2 weeks; having the office in Borough Hall has been fun – has had almost daily meetings with lots of different people and listened to lots of issues and ideas – very beneficial –appreciates it; still working on the trolley idea – meetings are scheduled; schools need intergenerational speakers for classes – has 2 lined up to speak about Barnegat Bay history and a WWII Veteran who might be able to speak about WWII and the Greatest Generation; is amazed by First Aid volunteers – should put the power stretcher into the budget this year; things are going very well.

Administrator Riehl: had asked DOT to participate in some projects, including Maryland Ave crosswalk and right-turn ramp onto Broadway from Rte 35 – they want a Governing Body resolution that commits to funding 25% of the cost – can address at the next Council meeting (Mayor Reid asked Councilman Vogel to follow up) received resolution from County Freeholders to include a contribution for Little Silver Lake – Engineer Savacool reviewed and reached out to Frank Scarantino with questions – received response this morning – can address at next Council meeting; had preconstruction meetings for Princeton, Homestead, Arbutus, Timber Ln, sink holes on Woodland, New Jersey Ave – should be prepared to start construction early spring, bearing in mind the school schedule; there was a setback on the bathhouse – planned on going out to bid in January – engineer and architect are still trying to finalize design – should be done by February, to award sometime in April – would like to work with Borough Attorney to get bid for lease out ahead of that and have someone in there by July – added as 4i; 1 Ocean Bathrooms are pretty much on schedule.

The Municipal Clerk announced agenda additions and revisions (Councilman Vogel: requested removing 4th alternate from 2y; Councilman Toohey: requested that 4d be considered separately).

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION (Agenda Items & Ordinances on 1st Reading) BEGAN AT 8:19PM.

Dave Cavagnaro, Point Pleasant Beach (PPB): asked about item 4h, if Shade Tree Report will be online after approval (yes), about Ordinance 2016-01 and his concern about flooding on streets, sidewalks and front lawns (Mayor Reid: will write to DOT and schedule a meeting about a pump – asked BA/CFO Riehl for contact information).
Vince Castin, PPB: reiterated Mr. Cavagnaro's comments about flooding; asked how much is guaranteed for the lake (BA/CFO Riehl: County contribution is 37.5% of construction costs, not to exceed $750K); asked about Mayor’s office hours, about 1r & 1k; different feeling in room tonight.
Marilyn Burke, PPB: reinforced Mr. Castin's remarks that there is a different feeling tonight – friendliness and a desire to work with the people – haven’t had that for a long time.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION (Agenda Items & Ordinances on 1st Reading) ENDED AT 8:29PM.

Motion by Councilman Toohey to close public participation and adopt the items listed below was seconded by Councilman Cortes and carried by roll call vote.
1a Approval of payment of Payroll #26 ($243,397.84) & Payroll #1 ($265,345.20)
1b Approval of S/E Application for Kidney & Urology Walk on 5/1
1c Approval of payment to Dell Computer for 6 OptiPlex systems for police dept ($4,728.54)
1d Approval of payment to Edmunds & Associates for 2016 support & maintenance ($12,540)
1e Approval of payment to Ocean County for added/omitted assessments ($58,131.44)
1f Approval of payment of 1st installment to OC JIF ($241,493.36)
1g Approval of payment to PPB Bd of Ed for January allocation & debt service ($1,425,325)
1h Approval of payment to PPB Bd of Ed for February allocation ($986,625)
1i Appointment of E. Hennessy, P. Renner & P. Ritchings to the Shade Tree Commission
1j Approval of payment to the State of NJ for Oct-Dec training fees ($7,205)
1k Memorialization of authorization to advertise F/T TACO position in the Bldg Dept
1l Approval of PO to Custom Env Tech for 40 55-lb bags of ZetaLyte for the W/S Dept ($4,205)
1m Approval of Banner Permit Application for OC Columbus Day Parade Cmte for 9/16-10/1
1n Approval of PO to Duplitron for 4-year copier lease for the Bldg Dept ($2,977.08)
1o Approval of PO to Hutchinson to replace heat/AC unit in Meter Shop ($7K)
1p Appointment of R. Zavistoski, M. Dorry & E. Racz of Citta, Holzapfel & Zabarsky, PC, Toms River, as Alt Prosecutors for 2016
1q Approval of 4 W/S adjustments
1r Approval of payment to Risden’s Beach Corp for sand sifting settlement ($20K)
1s Approval of payment to Jenkinson’s Pavilion for sand sifting settlement ($15K)
1t Approval of payment of employee insurance opt outs for July-Dec 2015 (10)
1u Approval of payment to Plainfield Consultation for 35 SLEO psych exams ($9,100)
1v Approval of payment to Brick Cardiovascular for 35 SLEO stress tests ($8,750)
1w Approval of PO to HD Supply Waterworks for 285 water meters ($46,252)
1x Approval of payment to State of NJ for Jan. employee/retiree health benefits ($134,280.99)
1y Approval of payment to Galvin Law Firm from Pl Bd & Bd of Adj escrow accounts
1z Approval of payment to Turbo Electric for Borough Hall interior/exterior lighting ($24,360)
2a Approval of payment to Denise Sweet & Assoc from Pl Bd & Bd of Adj escrow accounts
2b Approval of PO/pymt to Sungard Public Sector – Police computer maintenance ($16,569.58)
2c Approval of payment to BTMUA for December bulk water usage ($85,488.57)
2d Approval of Social Affair Permit application for Chamber’s Beer on the Boards on 3/19
2e Approval of PO to Sterling DiSanto & Assoc for appraisal consult/tax court ($2,750)
2f Approval of PO to Chromate Industrial Corp for yearly shop chemicals/supplies ($3K)
2g Approval of PO to Coastal Cleaning Services for yearly floor maintenance ($5,400)
2h Approval of PO to Detcon for yearly garbage truck parts ($3,500)
2i Approval of PO to Edwards Tire Co for yearly tire repair/new tires ($2,500)
2j Approval of PO to F&C Auto Supply Inc for yearly auto parts ($6K)
2k Approval of PO to Glenco Supply Inc for yearly sign materials ($3,500)
2l Approval of PO to Harter Equipment Inc for yearly tractor parts ($2,500)
2m Approval of PO to Hutchinson Plumbing for yearly plumbing/heating repair ($6K)
2n Approval of PO to Noreika Sales LLC for yearly lawn equipment ($3,500)
2o Approval of PO to The ODB Company for yearly gutter brooms ($6K)
2p Approval of PO to Bain’s Point Hardware for yearly asst repair/parts/paint ($4K)
2q Approval of PO to R.N. DeMaio for yearly janitorial supplies ($6K)
2r Approval of PO to Riggins, Inc for yearly fuel ($6K)
2s Approval of PO to Solitude Lake Management for yearly lake treatment ($3,500)
2t Approval of PO to Service Tire Truck Center for yearly rims/tires/repairs ($6K)
2u Approval of PO to Tennant Sales & Service for yearly sweeper parts ($3K)
2v Approval of PO to Turbo Electric for yearly electrical work ($2,500)
2w Approval of PO to Van Wickle Auto for yearly auto parts ($6K)
2x Approval of PO to Atlantic Salt for yearly de-icing material ($5K)
2y Appointment of H. Schneider as regular BOA member & D. DePolo as 2nd Alternate – 4TH ALT REMOVED PER COUNCILMAN VOGEL’S REQUEST
2z Authorization for Borough Attorney to settle Wallace case, as discussed in Closed Session – ADDED PER CLOSED SESSION
3a Approval of payment of computer-generated vouchers ($152,666.28)
3b Approval of hand checks for Oct-Dec 2015 ($69,543.76)
3c Approval of payment to the OC Landfill for escrow replenishment – tipping fees ($50K)
3d Approval of payment to the OC Landfill for escrow replenishment – landfill ($5K)
3e Approval of 2 memberships in Ocean Fire Company No. 1
4a Approval of LOA for Employee 34672 – ADDED PER CLOSED SESSION
4b Approval of curb cut request at 117 Central, per ZO Petrillo’s recommendations – ADDED PER DEPT HEAD MEMOS
4c Approval of curb cut request at 809 W Laurel, per ZO Petrillo’s recommendations – ADDED PER DEPT HEAD MEMOS
4e DENIAL of curb cut request at 205 Homestead – ADDED PER DEPT HEAD MEMOS
4f Approval of curb cut request at 74 Inlet Drive – ADDED PER DEPT HEAD MEMOS
4g Approval of LESO Resolution – ADDED PER DISCUSSIONS
4h Authorization for Borough Attorney to draft an ordinance making parking a permitted use on the west side of Ocean Ave, from Arnold to Niblick and to allow existing parking lots on west side of Ocean Ave to be used by owners for public parking – ADDED PER CMTE RPTS
4i Authorization for Administrator to work with the Borough Attorney on bid for bath house lease – ADDED PER ADMIN RPT
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel (except 3e), Cortes, Mayer, Toohey, Migut (except 3e), Santanello…YEA
Councilmen Vogel and Migut (3e)….ABSTAIN
Per Borough Attorney, assume usual abstentions on items 3a & 3b with which Council has conflicts.

Councilman Toohey: wanted assurance from owner of 214 Princeton that he would remove the basketball net from public property, but he left the room (Chief O’Hara: nets are not allowed in street).
Motion by Councilman Vogel to approve RESOLUTION 5: Approval of homeowner’s request for curb cut at 214 Princeton was seconded by Councilman Migut and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Mayer, Migut, Santanello…YEA
Councilman Toohey….NAY

Ordinance 2016-01 (Flood Damage Prevention) was introduced on first reading.
Motion by Councilman Migut to approved Ordinance 2016-01 on first reading was seconded by Councilman Vogel and carried by roll call vote. The public hearing will be held on March 1, 2016.
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Mayer, Toohey, Migut….YEA
Councilman Santanello….NAY

Ordinance 2016-02 (Rezoning – 5 Riverwood Parcels) was introduced on first reading.
Motion by Councilman Migut to approved Ordinance 2016-02 on first reading was seconded by Councilman Vogel and carried by roll call vote. The public hearing will be held on March 1, 2016.
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Mayer, Toohey, Migut, Santanello

Ordinance 2016-03 (Bid Taxi License) was introduced on first reading.
Motion by Councilman Migut to approved Ordinance 2016-03 on first reading was seconded by Councilman Mayer and carried by roll call vote. The public hearing will be held on February 2, 2016.
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Mayer, Toohey, Migut, Santanello

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PERIOD (meeting & non-agenda items) BEGAN and ENDED AT 8:37PM with no member of the public wishing to be heard.

Motion to adjourn by Councilman Mayer was seconded by Councilman Migut and carried by consent of Council. Meeting was adjourned at 8:37PM.

Eileen A. Farrell, RMC
Municipal Clerk

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