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February 16, 2016

Council Meeting Minutes

Mayor Reid called the meeting to order at 6:50PM. Present were Councilmen Cortes, Migut and Santanello. Councilmen Vogel, Mayer and Toohey were absent. 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 Wallace v PPB settlement negotiations, legal issues involving beach access through property adjacent to Block 10/Lot 3, and 3 personnel matters including negotiations, was seconded by Councilman Santanello and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Councilmen Cortes, Migut, Santanello…YEA

Closed Session began at 6:52PM and ended at 7:42PM

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

Motion by Councilman Migut to approve the February 2, 2016 Council meeting minutes was seconded by Councilman Santanello and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Migut, Santanello….YEA


BA/CFO Riehl spoke about moving/replacing the fire hydrant at 206 Randall – $2K venture has gone to $9K, with $500 paid by homeowner – spoke to ZO Petrillo and CO Gardner – there is no reason to move it, other than the loss of 1 spot – recommends leaving as is and not replacing it (Councilman Vogel: asked about moving it in the future; Councilman Santanello: Mr. Gardner said it's not necessary – can't see spending $9K) resolution to not relocate/replace hydrant was added to agenda as 2d.

Councilman Cortes discussed the curb cut request at 204 Princeton Ave: Engineer sent owner a letter because street is being repaved – there is no benefit to the Borough to change what is there (Councilman Santanello: survey shows a standard sized cut, not what is there – owner put it in without permission and is asking for forgiveness – has a problem with that; Mayor Reid: suggested denying it, as was done recently at Elizabeth Ave; Councilman Santanello: would be no cost to homeowner to change it) denial was added to agenda as 2e.


Councilman Vogel: urged caution with water pipes during cold weather – will be billed if they break; Ocean County Mayor’s Association speaker was Division of Local Government Services Director Cunningham – 4th round of essential services HUD funding seems promising for municipalities impacted by Sandy (Mayor Reid: asked BA/CFO Riehl about status of RREM Program participants; BA/CFO Riehl: one gentleman is looking for help – per T&M, his situation is not ideal for the program).

Councilman Cortes: Environmental Commission meets tomorrow – will report back; some block and flag pole has been moved on the Betz property – asked about his timeline (Mayor Reid: will sit with him – he really did a lot of work; added Environmental Commission appointments to the agenda as 2f).

Councilman Migut: no report.

Councilman Santanello: impressed with BA/CFO Riehl’s prompt handling of street light repair; Lt. Michigan gave him a tour of the Police Department – facilities need improvement; met with current web site company – will cost $2-3K for upgrades – still looking at another company; has Recreation Committee names for the Mayor’s nomination at the next meeting – trust fund is getting wiped out – must charge more for programs and get more value for what is spent – will be a full review of the basketball program – committee meets next Monday – will appoint new chairperson and schedule the Easter Egg Hunt – members Ellsworth and Ammirata have worked on it before – Ms. Ammirata is also talking about a wellness program; interviews are tomorrow for the TACO position.

Mayor Reid: congratulated the PPB HS wrestling team, the Central Jersey Group 1 Champs – proclamation and dinner to come; Mickle art exhibit will hang in Borough Hall for 2 months – a celebration of PPB; Grand Prix is coming along well – not yet finalized – Thursday night will include Meet the Racers at Wharfside Patio – Friday night, downtown will be closed off with bands, merchandise and boats – Saturday, a parade through town and Rotary event in the Little Silver Lake lot with food trucks, vendors and a slider competition – Saturday night, fireworks and a party at Jenkinson’s – Sunday, races at 10AM and 12PM, with an awards ceremony at Martell’s – great event for hotel/motels and the town; overgrown, diseased trees were removed downtown – will have major planting in spring; he, BA/CFO Riehl and Councilman Santanello met with a branding/app company – they are also willing to work on the web site – will provide price; trying to get a trolley in town – spoke to one company – has a route – will sit with more in the next couple weeks – more for the Chamber – will be advertising on the trolley; Walk with the Mayor is going well with people in the cold and snow every week; VFW would like to name the Post’s paper access road “Edward MacNish Way” – added to agenda as 2g.

Administrator Riehl: spoke about item 2c – will make about $70K in interest alone with Investors Bank, which will provide armored car service, contribution to ADP processing costs, no account fees.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION (Agenda Items & Ordinances on 1st Reading) BEGAN AT 8:13PM.

Vince Castin, Point Pleasant Beach (PPB): thanked Council, on behalf of VFW, for naming of the paper street for Ed MacNish, a highly decorated Vietnam War hero; asked about item 1w and his water bill – believes the problem with his meter could have been caught sooner – more accommodation is in order than what is on the agenda (1w-3 HELD); asked about the dunes and Shop Local Program.
John Cheasty, PPB: spoke about Randall Ave flooding – water is coming out of sewer drain – got water in his crawl space – need a better valve; his neighbor, Mr. Betz, said he is all finished.
Dave Cavagnaro, PPB: mentioned water coming from Lake Louise a couple weeks ago – system isn't working – last Monday, at high tide, water was bubbling through grates; asked about items 1i & 1k.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION (Agenda Items & Ordinances on 1st Reading) ENDED AT 8:36PM.

Motion by Councilman Cortes to close public participation and adopt the items listed below was seconded by Councilman Migut and carried by roll call vote.
1a Approval of Banner Permit Appl for Alzheimer’s Walk banner on Arnold & Ocean – 9/9-9/23
1b Approval of PO to Specialty Graphics for DPW & W/S uniforms ($6,100)
1c Approval of PO to Cherry Valley Tractor Sales for parts to repair DPW tractor ($6,585.10)
1d Approval of payment of tax appeal refunds ($13,049.07)
1e Approval of payment of Payroll #3 ($315,831.57)
1f Approval of payment to State of NJ for annual pension appropriations ($1,036,196)
1g Approval of payment to State of NJ for employee/retiree health benefits for Feb ($136,161.07)
1h Appointment of T. Curcio & reappointment of J. Cheasty to the Parking Authority
1i Approval of/authorization to execute Developers Agreement with Jenks South for LED sign
1j Authorization to execute Easement Agreement with NJ Transit
1k Approval of payment to Barlo & Assoc for completion of bathroom construction docs ($8K) – REVISED FROM BATH HOUSE TO BATHROOM (AT 1 OCEAN AVE) PER BA/CFO
1l Approval of payment to the OC Treasurer for 2015 Schedule C sweepings ($7,234.49)
1m Approval of payment to Brick MUA for January bulk water usage ($45,981.06)
1n Approval of Payment Cert #3 to Gavan Gen’l Contracting for comfort station work ($71,971.65)
1o Approval of payment to Atlantic Salt for de-icing material ($6,286.69)
1p Approval of PO to Turbo Electric for encumberance of additional electrical work ($2,500)
1q Approval of payment to Alcomm Technologies for 16 portable DPW radios ($7,235)
1r Approval of payment to Riggins for DPW gasoline and diesel fuel ($11,733.17)
1s Approval of payment to RT Davies for Arnold Ave tree removal ($4,200)
1t Approval of payment to Detcon for sanitation truck parts ($5,613.52)
1u Approval of payment to Mitchell Humphrey for software fees and license ($4,535)
1v Approval of payment to Custom Environmental Tech for Zetalyte for W/S dept ($4,205)
1w Approval of 2 W/S bill adjustments – THIRD ONE HELD UPON DISCUSSION
1x Approval of payment to Pitney Bowes for prepaid postage ($3K)
1y Approval of payment Guardian Tracking for Police Dept subscription renewal ($2,520)
1z Approval of Transfer Resolution ($7,100)
2a Correction of typographical error on Resolution 2015-1215/1Y
2b Approval of payment to Clean Cut Lawn Care to clear snow from hydrants, town-wide ($6,075)
2c Appointment of Investors Bank to provide banking services and authorization to execute contracts
2d Resolution to not relocate/replace fire hydrant at 206 Randall – FROM DEPT HEAD MEMOS
2e DENIAL of curb cut request 204 Princeton Avenue – FROM DEPT HEAD MEMOS
2f Appointments to the Environmental Commission – FROM COMMITTEE REPORTS
2g Naming of VFW access road as “Edward MacNish Way” – FROM MAYOR’S REPORT
3a Approval of S/E Application & fee waiver for Fire Co No. 1 to store motorcycle & sell raffles on Boardwalk, 5/7-9/18 – HELD FOR LACK OF QUORUM
3b Approval of payment of computer-generated vouchers ($1,312,098.84)
3c Approval of S/E Application & fee waiver for PPB First Aid & Emerg Squad Monster Dash, 10/29
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel (except 2c and 3c), Cortes, Migut, Santanello…YEA
Councilmen Vogel (2c and 3c)….ABSTAIN
Per Borough Attorney, assume usual abstentions on item 3b with which Council has conflicts.


Attorney Riordan: Fishermen’s Counsel is happy with draft Ordinance 2016-04 – will resolve the litigation.
Ordinance 2016-04 (Amend Parking Plan to Include Fisherman Passes) was introduced on first reading.
Motion by Councilman Vogel to approve Ordinance 2016-04 on first reading was seconded by Councilman Cortes and carried by roll call vote. The public hearing will be held on March 1, 2016.
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Migut….YEA
Councilman Santanello….ABSTAIN

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PERIOD (meeting & non-agenda items) BEGAN AT 8:41PM

Vince Castin, PPB: Trenton Ave did not flood and water did not come over the bulkhead from Little Silver Lake during the last storm.
Dave Cavagnaro, PPB: asked that some phragmites at Little Silver Lake be removed.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PERIOD (meeting & non-agenda items) ENDED AT 8:47PM

Motion to adjourn by Councilman Migut was seconded by Councilman Santanello and carried by consent of Council. Meeting was adjourned at 8:47PM.

Eileen A. Farrell, RMC
Municipal Clerk

Published March02, 2016 | Council Minutes | 2283

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