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May 3, 2016

Council Meeting Minutes

Mayor Reid called the meeting to order at 7:33PM. Present were Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Mayer, Migut and Santanello. Councilman Toohey was absent due to illness. The Municipal Clerk read the notice indicating compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act.

Councilman Mayer announced a typo in the April 19, 2016 Council meeting minutes. Motion by Councilman Migut to approve the April 19, 2016 Council meeting minutes, as revised, was seconded by Councilman Vogel and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Mayer, Migut, Santanello ….YEA

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Councilman Vogel: the Shade Tree Committee met last night – will have a recommendation to tweak the ordinance regarding the review of trees – 22 Arnold Ave trees have been pruned and 15 planted around town – residents have also planted through the Big Beautiful Tree program – there are some requests from the committee for dead tree removals; asked what happens if people haven't received their parking passes by May 15th, when the plan goes into effect (BA/CFO Riehl: calls will go out and passes mailed on Thursday – anyone can call her office if they don’t receive theirs).

Councilman Cortes: Police personnel have undergone County-wide video storage training, court mandated training for handling criminal complaints, semi-annual firearms qualifications, bi-annual CPR certification, Train the Trainer, communications training, NJ State Police training, Northern Ocean Swat Team training and pepper spray certification – Capt Dikun instructed the graduating recruits on use of force and arrest procedures – the canine team uncovered controlled dangerous substances during 2 vehicle searches and underwent regional training and certification – Police blotter includes possession, contempt of court, simple assault, resisting arrest, filing false report, DWI, disorderly conduct; Beautification Committee has mounted flags on the street lights; the Environmental Commission is working on street ends, dog waste station at Little Silver Lake lot and bike racks; employee anniversaries for May include Gary Siculietano 8 years, Valerie Blauvelt 9 years, Kyle Boturla 12 years, Clint Daniel and Frank Finn 15 years, Catherine Bradley 2 years, Tracey McCrystal 13 years, Stephen Roe 4 years, Erin Mathioudakis 3 years, Jason Headley 8 years, Jarred Popp 6 years, Kathy Beno 19 years and Janet Mutter 4 years; there have been no curb cut requests these past two meetings – people seem to be taking advantage – some are being approved at 16' and putting in 20' cuts – spoke to ZO Petrillo – curb cuts will now require a permit – otherwise, there is no inspection at which they can be measured.

Councilman Mayer: the Division of Local Government Services has approved the Municipal Budget for adoption, with comments; BA/CFO Riehl prepared a revenue report – miscellaneous revenue is down a bit – overall revenue is within $60K – doing very well in water/sewer – should pursue an insurance consultant – RFPs went out in December; he, Councilman Santanello and BA/CFO Riehl spoke and suggest appointing a liaison to the Parking Authority – perhaps Councilman Santanello.

Councilman Migut: the Animal Welfare Committee is beginning renovations on the cat trailer – it is kitten season and will be stocked soon – should contact Karen Mills for adoption; the Planning Board meets tomorrow and will consider an application for pool at the Maryland Ave condos.

Councilman Santanello: the Recreation Committee has employment applications for the Park Program – will be reviewed with salaries, etc.; Fire companies will be having open houses in June and July; he sends an email every Friday about local events and invited anyone to be added to his distribution (Mayor Reid: asked him to work with the BA/CFO’s Secretary Kile on the Borough’s Facebook page).

Mayor Reid: the President of American Trolley Company will be here at 12:30PM tomorrow – invites went out to hotel/motel and other business owners, as it will be funded through them and through advertising – invited all to stop by; boat race is going along well – posters are up – thanked the “Ocean Star” for articles; band shell is almost complete – the stairs and paint need to be finished – JCPL is working on an electrical problem there; John Meehan, PPB’s JCPL liaison, joined him on his Friday walk; Facebook is up and running – thanked BA/CFO Riehl and Secretary Kile; No Dog signs are going up at the Little League field on Thursday; congratulated and thanked the Beautification Committee and volunteers for their work on the flags – he helped out, along with Councilman Cortes; he later spoke highly about the recent fundraisers for the Little Red Library and the Antrim School.

Administrator Riehl: sidewalks are being repaired at Little Silver Lake; Inlet bathroom is complete – will schedule a grand opening (Mayor Reid: looks fantastic); Lake of the Lillies restoration is back on board – will be finalizing plantings and tree removals; NJ Transit is holding a meeting about the potential closing of the Forman Ave railroad crossing on June 9th at 10:30AM – representatives of Saint Peter Parish and School have been invited – they are not in favor (Councilman Vogel: asked Councilman Santanello to alert Emergency Services, so they can attend) plans for Municipal Way are still unresolved (Mayor Reid: asked that NJ DOT attend – NJ Transit and NJ DOT don't talk to each other; Councilman Cortes: asked if ASAP has finished on the 3 streets) punch list items remain.

The Municipal Clerk added item 3g to the agenda.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION (Agenda Items & Ordinances on 1st Reading) BEGAN AT 7:58PM.

Vince Castin, Point Pleasant Beach (PPB): opposes the potential closing of the Forman Ave railroad crossing; asked about items 2v, 2w and 3e.
Elia Desruisseaux, PPB Rotary: asked about the fee waiver for their event on the weekend of the boat parade, which was previously held (Attorney Riordan: read into the record “only organizations holding tax exempt status under the Federal Internal Revenue Code of 1954 are to be considered – the Governing Body may consider the following factors when considering a charitable organization’s request for a waiver of fee – would have to show the Governing Body that you’re a charitable organization under the IRS Code and then you want to talk about the benefit to the residents of PPB from the Charity’s activities, the benefit to the residents of the area from the Charity’s activities, the amount of money expected to be raised by the Charity by the activity for which the waiver is requested, the percentage of the amount raised by the Charity through the activity for which the waiver is requested, which is expended on costs and administrative expenses, dollar amount of fees to be waived and all of those, based on the services of the Borough, attributable to the activity for which the waiver is requested;: Mayor Reid: advised her to call BA/CFO Riehl to discuss).

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 1st Reading) ENDED AT 8:04PM.

Mayor Reid opened the public hearing on the 2016 Municipal Budget, with no member of the public wishing to be heard. Motion by Councilman Migut to close the public hearing was seconded by Councilman Santanello and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Mayer, Migut, Santanello ….YEA
Motion by Councilman Mayer to approve the items listed below/adopt the 2016 Municipal Budget was seconded by Councilman Cortes and carried by roll call vote.
CONSENT RESOLUTION 1: 2016 Municipal Budget
1a Authorization for 2016 Municipal Budget to be read by title
1b Second Reading/Public Hearing 2016 Municipal Budget
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Mayer, Migut, Santanello….YEA

Councilman Mayer: questioned closing Arnold Ave for item 2a, which is inconvenient for some (Mayor Reid: spoke to Carol Vaccaro at the Chamber – for many years, Arnold Ave was closed 6 times per year for the car nights – they just want to do it once this year for Ladies Night, which is a big draw – want to make it bigger by having vendors in the streets – sounds exciting); asked that Chief give an accounting of time for the Ladies Night and Fluke Tournament events and how it compares to what we really collect (Capt Dikun: difficult – the smaller the event, the fewer administrative hours are required – review, scheduling, additional supervision, etc. – difficult to assess a dollar figure for indirect or incidental costs) asked that this information be given after the events; asked about 2n – has never seen any work product on it (BA/CFO Riehl: electronic tool for tracking employees’ training, policies, procedures – Fire, Police and First Aid are the primary users – also being made available to the Clerk’s office, Finance Office and DPW – current users have relayed that it is extremely beneficial; Councilman Vogel: beneficial for reporting to OSHA, etc.; Capt Dikun: a central depository – important for lawsuits, etc. – can incorporate testing, YouTube instruction and other programs; Attorney Riordan: from a lawsuit perspective, should be augmented, occasionally, with in-class training – a boon he has seen used in other towns where he represents Police Officers – helps to answer the question of whether they’ve had adequate training; Councilman Santanello: his company does this type of training – it’s very beneficial, financially); asked that 2f be held.
Motion by Councilman Mayer to adopt the items listed below was seconded by Councilman Migut and carried by roll call vote.
CONSENT RESOLUTION 2
2a Approval of Chamber S/E application for downtown Ladies Night Out event, 7/14
2b Approval of licenses for Mantoloking Taxi (8 vehicles) & All Day Ocean (1 vehicle & 1 driver)
2c Approval of pymt to All Surface Asphalt Paving for Princeton & Homestead ($239,410.10)
2d Approval of pymt to All Surface Asphalt Paving for Trenton Ave ($313,134.06)
2e Approval of pymt to State of NJ DEP for vehicle decals needed to dump at landfill ($1,156)
2f HELD
2g Approval of payment to Cummins Power Systems for garbage truck repairs ($4,265)
2h Approval of payment to Riggins, Inc for gas & diesel fuel for DPW ($16,074.10)
2i Approval of release of road opening bond to Murphy for 209 Central Ave
2j Approval of release of BOA escrow balance to McManus for 114 Randall Ave
2k Approval of partial pymt to Earth Tones Landscape Design to install 5 trees on Arnold ($3,300)
2l Approval of payment to OC Landfill to replenish tipping fee escrow ($50K)
2m Approval of payment to State of NJ for employee & retiree health benefits ($143,865.89)
2n Approval of pymt to Power DMS for online training/project mgmt subscription ($12,414)
2o Approval of pymt to OC JIF for second installment of premium ($267,513.43)
2p Approval of pymt to the Ronan Agency for BOFO/Rec/Volunteer insurance policies ($7,169.50)
2q Approval of PO to Cherry Valley Tractor Sales for utility vehicle for the Police Dept ($10,697.88)
2r Appointment of 9 Seasonal Parking Enforcement Officers and 1 SLEO Class II
2s Approval of payment of Payroll #9 ($257,574.63)
2t Approval of payment to Denise Sweet from BOA escrow account
2u Approval of payment to ADP for Workforce Now HR Solutions set-up fee ($3,725)
2v Award of contract to New Cingular Wireless for Telecommunications Water Tower Replacement
2w Award of contract to New Cingular Wireless for Telecommunications Ballasted Tower
2x Approval of Elks Social Affair application for Fluke Tournament, 7/22 & 7/23
2y Approval of St Peter PTA S/E application for car raffle sales on Boardwalk, 5/20-9/30
2z Approval of payment to T&M from Planning Bd & BOA escrow accounts
CONSENT RESOLUTION 3
3a Approval of release of dewatering bond to Nu Wave Pools for 336 Curtis Ave
3b Approval of release of maintenance bond & inspection fees to Waxman for Block 99/Lot 9
3c Approval of payment to the OC Treasurer for the 2nd quarter tax levy ($2,143,528.92)
3d Approval of payment to Galvin Law Firm from BOA & Planning Board escrow accounts
3e Authorization for the attorney to settle the Wallace lawsuit as recommended by the attorney in closed session on January 19, 2016
3f Support for use of a No Passing Zone on Rte 35/Richmond Ave, as recommended by NJDOT
3g Appointment of J. Mazeall to the position of P/T Building Insp–ADDED JUST PRIOR TO MTG
CONSENT RESOLUTION 4
4a Approval of payment of computer-generated vouchers ($3,071,709.52)
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Mayer, Migut, Santanello….YEA
Per Borough Attorney, assume usual abstentions on item 4a with which Council has conflicts.

ORDINANCES:

Ordinance 2016-09 (Bond Ordinance – Little Silver Lake Drainage) was considered on second reading. Mayor Reid opened the public hearing.
Vince Castin, PPB: asked about bond amount and additional funding (BA/CFO Riehl: we appropriate total sum and apply for reimbursement – will be County contribution and EIT funding).
Motion by Councilman Mayer to close the public hearing and adopt Ordinance 2016-09 on second reading was seconded by Councilman Santanello and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Mayer, Migut, Santanello….YEA

Ordinance 2016-10 (Capital Ordinance) was introduced on first reading. Motion by Councilman Mayer to approved Ordinance 2016-10 on first reading was seconded by Councilman Santanello and carried by roll call vote. The public hearing will be held on May 17, 2016.
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Mayer, Migut, Santanello….YEA

Councilman Mayer had asked for a summary of revisions included in Ordinance 2016-11 (BA/CFO Riehl: bringing the Code Book in line with current practice and correcting inaccuracies – Code Book has metered parking 8AM-4AM – it’s 24 hours/day – changes rates at foot of New Jersey Ave – changes single space meter rates to conform with the other parking fees).
Ordinance 2016-11 (Capital Revisions to Parking Rates) was introduced on first reading. Motion by Councilman Santanello to approved Ordinance 2016-11 on first reading was seconded by Councilman Mayer and carried by roll call vote. The public hearing will be held on May 17, 2016.
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Mayer, Migut, Santanello….YEA

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PERIOD (meeting & non-agenda items) BEGAN AT 8:24PM

Dave Cavagnaro, PPB: asked if PPB and Bay Head are being bypassed on dunes, for an update on the parking ordinances, about the Risden’s project funding and flood insurance on the building; asked about consequences of there being no map in the “Ocean Star” for the St Peter PTA Fisherman’s 5K.
Vince Castin, PPB: recited his “Ode to Mother’s Day.”

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PERIOD (meeting and non-agenda items) ENDED AT 8:36PM

Motion to adjourn by Councilman Vogel was seconded by Councilman Santanello and carried by consent of Council. Meeting was adjourned at 8:36PM.


ATTEST:__________________________________
Eileen A. Farrell, RMC
Municipal Clerk


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