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February 2, 2016

Council Meeting Minutes

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

After the flag salute and invocation, a moment of silence was observed for recently deceased members of the Borough family.

Motion by Councilman Mayer to approve the January 19, 2016 Council meeting minutes, with revised start time, was seconded by Councilman Migut and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Mayer, Toohey, Migut, Santanello….YEA


Update on Spillman Contract Status: Attorney Riordan forwarded e-mail to Governing Body today – Spillman lawyer is meeting with his client tomorrow – hopes to have an update shortly (Councilman Cortes: suggesting lighting a fire under them – pricing is good until the end of the month) arbitrary deadline set by Spillman, whose lawyer is dragging his feet – expects pricing won't be a problem.


Councilman Vogel: announced that Mayor Reid had a family obligation and is out of State – reiterated on the Mayor’s behalf, that DPW, Police, Fire, EMS and all who worked together during the last storm event showed a great team effort and positive communication – also received a Thank You letter from the Board of Education, especially to DPW, for getting the school area back up and running; followed up with NJDOT regarding emergency bridge openings on January 20th – there was a problem with the locking mechanism; Shade Tree Commission met last night and has some projects underway including plantings and working with the schools to use technology to perform a tree inventory.

Councilman Cortes: announced employee anniversaries for February – Pete Andreyev 22 years, Marc Distlecamp 19, Matt Duffy 22, Joe Gippetti 12, Bob Kowalewski 13, Andy Meany 13, Chris Mosca 13 and Mike Fioretti 22; he was unable to attend the Beautification Committee meeeting on Tuesday; sat in on the Environmental Commission meeting – will be purchasing stickers for recycling cans; Canine Officer Loki participated in ongoing training; 4 officers attended Spillman computer training, a detective attended a State Police firearms and investigation class, 2 detectives attended a County-wide intelligence meeting, 3 officers, including the School Resource Officer, attended an active shooters seminar – retired Canine Officer Doc, who was handled by Lt. Michigan, passed away – Loki was involved in a search and seizure traffic stop on Rte 35N that produced controlled dangerous substance – police blotter includes disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, possession, shoplifting, forgery.

Councilman Mayer: Finance Committee met at 6:30PM – need to pick it up with the budget – BA/CFO Riehl put out an RFP for banking services and will have a report for recommendation at the next meeting – suggested Mantoloking contribute to a First Aid stretcher, an item that has come up in the last couple of weeks – lot of financial issues continue – will keep talking.

Councilman Toohey: wants to meet with BA/CFO Riehl to discuss Public Property, Buildings and Grounds; there is about a 70’ vessel aground on Gull Island because no one will give owner a slip – had reports from local captains behind Spike’s that they can’t get in and out – Coast Guard indicated that a complaint on behalf of the Governing Body would help move things along – spoke with the Borough Attorney, who sees no legal issues with this – will lodge an official complaint tomorrow at the Coast Guard station – asked that BA/CFO Riehl and Chief reach out to County and State Marine Police (Chief O’Hara: had multiple involvement with this captain and his vessels over the years regarding illegal mooring at the end of Baltimore, Borough property, and many other issues – last week, they were involved with the Marine Police and Coast Guard when the vessel was drifting and hitting party boats – it almost hit the train trestle – suggested Councilman Toohey not waste time reaching out to the captain – 2 weeks ago, PPB Police issued him summonses for mooring illegally – Marine Police and Coast Guard were there last week; Attorney Riordan; Gull island is County property – is sure County won’t be happy about a boat run aground there) authorization for Governing Body complaint added as item 3f.

Councilman Migut: met with the Building Department – issuing permits under last year’s Development Ordinances without complaint; Planning Board meets tomorrow on a site plan application for paving of parking lot behind Beach Diner on Arnold Ave.

Councilman Santanello: Fire & First Aid did a phenomenal job during the storm – reiterated Councilman Mayer’s comments regarding the great article about the First Aid in last week’s “Ocean Star” – will reach out to Mantoloking for contribution to the stretcher – will ask State to look at eliminating the No Right Turn on Red sign on McLean Ave & Rte 35 during winter; met with Mark Stevens of NJ Metronet, who handles the Borough web site – he agreed the site needs updating, offered suggestions and will provide a proposal to modernize and streamline it – Mayor is also looking at a different company to do that, along with creating an app; Recreation Committee met last Monday – 2 persons showed up separately – currently, no chair to send out reminders – must be handled at the February meeting – have reached out to all members – some expressed shock that they were listed, some do not want to continue, others are interested – need quick movements, as Easter Egg Hunt is in March and a Summer Recreation Program Director is needed – stopped at a Recreation Basketball game on Saturday – no one working the clock or books – Director doesn’t get much of a salary and that’s probably why he is no longer doing it – will look into; received complaint about a street light out in front of his house (BA/CFO Riehl: it’s handled in her office – she needs the pole number).

Council President Vogel: he, Mayor Reid and Attorney Riordan met with Attorney Jackson regarding parking lawsuits – solution that came from the discussion is that anyone with a NJ DEP Salt Water Recreational Registry Program Individual Certificate would be allowed a parking pass to use in conjunction with fishing activities – thinks this would resolve much of the litigation matter (requested authorization for Attorney to draft an ordinance amendment) added as item 3e.

Administrator Riehl: has met with the Mayor regarding a wellness program, a mobile app for the Borough web site and the boat race, which is scheduled to return – also met with a company that provides single head meters which take credit cards and can be calibrated at any rate, but their demo did not work; initially, 41 homes were deemed eligible for the DCA Unsafe Structures Program – after investigations, inspections and paperwork, they’ve decided to demo only 5 – will be done through DCA contractors – not through the Building Department at all – they will demo the properties, grade them and turn them back over to the homeowners – they are going out to bid on the contract within a month or 2 – anticipating completion in spring.

The Municipal Clerk announced removal of item 2s, per BA/CFO and addition of items 3e & 3f.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION (Agenda Items & Ordinances on 1st Reading) BEGAN AT 7:54PM.

Dave Cavagnaro, Point Pleasant Beach (PPB): asked about 2g – should deny, as route was not published last year.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION (Agenda Items & Ordinances on 1st Reading) ENDED AT 7:56PM.

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

Motion by Councilman Toohey to approve the items listed below was seconded by Councilman Migut and carried by roll call vote:
1a Approval of Shade Tree Commission annual report/authorization for Mayor to sign cover sheet
1b Approval of PO to This & That Uniforms for 2016 SLEO uniforms & supplies ($12K)
1c Approval of PO to Tire Craft for 2016 police tires and vehicle service ($6K)
1d Approval of PO to McNamara Screenprint & Embroidery for 2016 police uniforms ($15K)
1e Approval of PO to Pt Pleasant Bicycle for 2016 police bicycle parts & service ($5K)
1f Approval of PO to Quill Corp for 2016 office supplies ($5K)
1g Approval of PO to Van Wickle Auto Supply for 2016 police vehicle parts ($5K)
1h Approval of PO to Eagle Point Gun for 2016 police ammunition & supplies ($25K)
1i Approval of salary adjustment for E. Mathioudakis for obtaining Zoning Official Certification
1j Approval of payment to PPB Bd of Ed for March-June tax allocations ($3,946,501)
1k Approval of release of dewatering bond for 400 Niblick St ($1,480)
1l Approval of Payment Cert #2 to Gavan Gen’l Contracting for comfort station ($140,530.81)
1m Approval of PO to Downs Ford for 2016 monthly police vehicle parts ($5K)
1n Approval of PO to CIT Finance for 2016 monthly lease of copier in Clerk’s office ($3,755.84)
1o Approval of payment to Riggins for 2800 gallons of diesel fuel for DPW ($3,407.04)
1p Approval of PO to Pitney Bowes for 2016 prepaid postage ($18K)
1q Approval of PO to NJ American Water Co for 2016 monthly hydrant service ($3,687.25)
1r Approval of 5 taxi vehicle licenses for Squan & 5 taxi vehicle licenses for Briggs
1s Approval of S/E application/fee waiver for Chamber Festival of the Sea 5K – 9/17
1t Approval of S/E application for Chamber stand on Boardwalk – Memorial Day-Labor Day
1u Approval of S/E application/fee waiver for Chamber Sidewalk Sale – 5/19-5/21 & 8/11-8/13
1v Approval of S/E application/fee waiver for Chamber Christmas Tree Lighting – 11/25
1w Approval of Banner Permit appl for Chamber Sidewalk Sale – Arnold Ave, 5/9-5/23 & 8/1-8/15
1x Authorization for Administrator to execute OC Road Dept 2016 Schedule C Agreement
1y Appointment of Maser Consulting and WJH Engineering as Special Projects Engineers for 2016
1z Approval of payment to L. Halpern from BOA escrow account
2a Approval of Social Affair Permit application for VFW Spring Fling Fundraiser – 4/16
2b Approval of Payroll #2 ($248,631.27)
2c Authorization for Mayor to execute OC Shared Service Agreement for Drainage Improvements to Little Silver Lake
2d Approval of S/E application for ACS Breast Cancer Walk – 10/16
2e Approval of S/E application for MS Coast the Coast bike ride – 5/21
2f Authorization for police to acquire 2 military high water trucks under LESO Program
2g Approval of S/E application/fee waiver for Antrim on the Run 5K – 5/14
2h Approval of S/E application/fee waiver for PPB Little League Parade – 4/9
2i Approval of payment to Ocean County for 1st Quarter tax levy ($2,143,528.92)
2j Approval of PO to Tri-State Safety Solutions for 2016 monthly Safety Coord services ($8,340)
2k Approval of participation in NJ Safe & Secure Communities Grant Program & authorization for Mayor to execute application
2l Approval of Transfer Resolution ($14K)
2m Support of NJ DOT Installing a Crosswalk at Maryland Ave & Rte 35/authorization of cost sharing
2n Support of NJ DOT Removal of No Turn on Red sign on McLean Ave/authorization of cost sharing
2o Approval of payment to Xtreme Diesel Performance for high water rescue equip ($3,026.34)
2p Approval of PO to Hutchinson Plumbing to replace Carrier unit ($8,900)
2q Approval of payment to Galvin Law Firm from Pl Bd & BOA escrow accounts
2r Approval of payment to T&M from Pl Bd, BOA & Developer escrow accounts
2t Approval of PO to ADP, Inc for 2016 payroll processing fees ($18K)
2u Approval of payment to Denise Sweet & Assoc from BOA escrow accounts
2v Approval of PO to JR Henderson Labs for 2016 quarterly matrix tests ($8K)
2w Approval of PO to JR Henderson Labs for 2016 monthly lab samples & phosphate level tests ($3,860)
2x Approval of payment of accrued vacation and sick time to D. Scavone
2y Approval of resolution certifying recycling taxes paid to Ocean County Landfill in 2015
2z Endorsement of Recycling Tonnage Grant Appl to NJ DEP, designation of Recycling Coord to ensure appl is property filed, resolution to deposit recycling tonnage monies in dedicated trust fund
3a Authorization for Engineer to apply for CDBG Funds for Maryland Ave area handicapped access
3b Approval of S/E application for Alzheimer’s NJ Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s – 9/24
3c Approval of revised tow contract/auth for attorney to amend ordinance to conform to contract
3d Authorization to waive permit fees associated with the Bd of Ed renovation project
3e Authorization for Atty to draft amend to Parking Ord to allow those w/NJ DEP Salt Water Recreational Registry Program Individual Certificate a parking pass for use in conj w/fishing activities – ADDED DURING CMTE RPTS
3f Authorization for Governing Body letter of complaint against the vessel aground on Gull Island – ADDED DURING CMTE RPTS
4a Approval of membership in Ocean Fire Company No 1
4b Approval of computer-generated vouchers ($1,210,005.24)
4c Approval of PO to Fire & Safety Services for PPB Fire Co No 2 for 2016 vehicle maintenance/repairs ($12,500)
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel (except 2d, 4a & 4c), Cortes, Mayer, Toohey, Migut (except 4a & 4c),
Councilmen Vogel (2d, 4a & 4c) and Migut (4a & 4c)….ABSTAIN
Per Borough Attorney, assume usual abstentions on item 4b with which Council has conflicts.


Ordinance 2016-03 (Bid Taxi License) was considered on second reading. Council President Vogel opened the public hearing, with no member of the public wishing to be heard.
Motion by Councilman Migut to close the public hearing and adopt Ordinance 2016-03 was seconded by Councilman Toohey and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Mayer, Toohey, Migut, Santanello

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PERIOD (meeting & non-agenda items) BEGAN at 7:58PM

Vince Castin, PPB: commented on the vessel aground, the proposed single head parking meters and the dune situation – suggested Council inform the Governor that PPB can take care of its own dunes.
Dave Cavagnaro, PPB: thanked Mayor Reid and Councilman Cortes for following up with the County, who did a poor job plowing after the last storm – suggested DPW do the job with County billed at overtime rates; has observed that storm fences create dunes – asked if a dune is protected, once created.
Joe Feely, PPB: inquired about handicap access off Beacon Ln, where Borough owns property (Attorney Riordan: ongoing legal issues – prefers Council not discuss) warned of a safety hazard about 25’from the staircase there, due to erosion; complimented the Governing Body’s work.

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

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PERIOD (meeting & non-agenda items) ENDED at 8:14PM

Meeting was adjourned at 8:14PM.

Eileen A. Farrell, RMC
Municipal Clerk

Published February17, 2016 | Council Minutes | 2272

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