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May 17, 2016

Council Meeting Minutes

Mayor Reid called the meeting to order at 7:05PM. Present were Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Mayer, Toohey and Migut. Councilmen Vogel and Santanello 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 one personnel matter – contract negotiations was seconded by Councilman Cortes and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Councilmen Cortes, Mayer, Toohey, Migut…YEA

Closed Session began at 7:07PM and ended at 7:32PM

Mayor Reid called the regular meeting to order at 7:35PM. Present were Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Mayer, Toohey and Migut. Councilmen Santanello was absent. The Municipal Clerk read the notice indicating compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act.

Flag salute & Invocation.

Motion by Councilman Vogel to approve the May 3, 2016 Council meeting minutes was seconded by Councilman Mayer and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Mayer, Migut ….YEA
Councilman Toohey….ABSTAIN

PROCLAMATIONS:

Kathleen Berlino: Councilman Migut presented a proclamation to Kathleen Berlino, Saint Peter School Principal, in honor of her upcoming retirement – Mayor Reid thanked her for her service.

Point Pleasant Beach High School Wrestling Team: Mayor Reid, former Garnet Gulls wrestler, presented a proclamation to the PPB High School Wrestling Team, 2016 Central Jersey Group 1 State Champs – pleasure to watch – brought a lot of pride to the Borough – thanked Police and Fire Company, especially Asst. Chief Waldman, for escorting them into town after the win; Councilman Toohey, also a former Garnet Gull wrestler, commended and thanked the team for how they handle themselves.

DEPARTMENT HEAD MEMOS/DISCUSSION:

BA/CFO Riehl: spoke about ZO Petrillo’s memos regarding enforcement of Borough Code 3-6 – Removal of Burned Buildings at 50 Broadway (Mariner’s Cove Motel) and 53 Broadway – authorization for Clerk to send letter to property owners, enforcing 3-6, was added as item 2k.

BA/CFO Riehl: spoke about Maryland Ave Beach entrance – were contacted by Bureau of Coastal Engineering, as it relates to Army Corps and DEP dune project – entrance was proposed to be ADA-compliant – number of homeowners are ready to sign easements, but object to the ADA-compliant ramp at Maryland Ave – they’ve indicated that, if the Borough would leave that entrance as a regular walk-over structure, they would sign – Coastal Engineering and Army Corps are fine with that proposal, but need the Borough to sign off (Mayor Reid: as long as there is ADA access elsewhere; Councilman Vogel: working on enhancements there and there is a possibility of future enhancements) authorization to inform DEP that Maryland Beach entrance will remain as is was added as item 4.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Councilman Vogel: Shade Tree Committee project to replace 20 trees has been finalized – next, will be replacing 8 trees that had to be removed – recommended an expert look at trees behind the Womans Club and Pleasure Pak – they would like to be included in that; Chamber has been busy and is looking forward to upcoming events.

Councilman Cortes: Environmental Commission meets tomorrow; commended Beautification and DPW on flag installation; recounted recent Police training – 29 Special Officer recruits will graduate from Ocean County Police Academy on May 26th – department received a grant for annual Click It or Ticket public safety campaign – extra enforcement May 23-June 4 – Police blotter includes disorderly persons, possessions, DWI and drinking in public – referenced a Labor Counsel memo regarding the Chief's test – must notify Civil Service by June 1st to have anyone take the test (Chief O’Hara: that’s never been done in advance; Councilman Toohey returned after briefly stepping out; Attorney Riordan: must be done by June 1st – can always pull it back) added to agenda as item 5; announced that this is “Ocean Star” Reporter, Kim Burnett's, last meeting (Ms. Burnett: thanked everyone – PPB is a nice town to cover – she really enjoyed it – wished all the best).

Councilman Mayer: third week in May is National EMS week – item 2j is a resolution commending the First Aid Squad; asked to have item 2a pulled in order to get a grip on the appropriation and estimate – no objection; announced that item 2i was added to agenda because there is a 90-day timeline – asked CR to monitor this with regular reports from Engineer Savacool.

Councilman Toohey: commended the great job on the bathroom – has received a lot of compliments from residents and businesses – will be a fantastic area when tied into bulkhead project – asked about hours (BA/CFO Riehl: 9AM-9PM; Mayor Reid: asked if it can be opened an hour earlier on weekends; BA/CFO Riehl: will look into staffing, so as not to have an overtime issue); representatives from the Library here this evening – asked them to speak.

Anna McNamara, President, Point Pleasant Library Association: April 30th dinner at Bay Head Yacht Club kicked off capital campaign – historic building needs extensive work – Association owns the deed, which dates back to 1895 and was left in trust, administered by 12 volunteers – fundraising is done to maintain the building (Erin Nagle, Trustee: approached Open Space Committee for money, as the library is used by the community as a recreational facility – Open Space plan noted that more places are needed for the elderly and youth – people meet there for things such as games, book clubs and knitting – Girl Scouts and others use the back room – it really is a community center – fits Open Space criteria for a building that should be maintained by the community – needs to be safe and welcoming – also need a way to fund regular maintenance) property insurance is $4K/year – recently, broken water main cost $6,500 – need money for emergencies – hope to accomplish $100K of work by early 2017 – distributed materials – relationship with the County has been very helpful (Mayor Reid: he and BA/Admin Riehl met with Investors Bank, who want the library to apply for a grant through their foundation; BA/CFO Riehl: will secure paperwork; Councilman Toohey: asked when Comcast contract negotiations begin; Mayor Reid: will also look into Open Space – will do whatever we can).

Councilman Migut: met with Councilman Cortes, Police, Attorney Riordan and BA/CFO Riehl to review the noise ordinance – based on Police recommendations, requested authorization for Attorney to raise the fine in the noise section of the nuisance code – added as item 2l.

Mayor Reid: spoke about the Shop Local Cards – met with Chamber about the design; Band Shell is 97% complete – looks great; trolley is going well – Businesses and Tourism Committee took a ride and feel one trolley is needed Monday-Friday and one on the weekends – hoping they will both be paid for by advertising – should be running by July 1st – will probably charge $1, so people don't ride around all day, but business owners will probably give out coupons; consultant is working on town APP – thanked BA/CFO Riehl and Patty Kile, who are working hard gathering information – Chamber is willing to pay $2,500 toward it; boat race weekend is coming up – on Thursday night, the Alex & Ani 38-foot boat will be in front of the Patio Bar, with others in the water – racers will be there, along with a Big Brothers/Big Sisters fundraiser – boats will be downtown at Friday night block party – Miss Geico boat will arrive on Thursday – most others on Friday morning – boats and racers will be at the Rotary Club fundraiser on Saturday, followed by parade and fireworks (at Jenkinson’s) – races are on Sunday, followed by the Winners Circle at The Wharfside and Award Ceremony at Martell’s – first race of the year – boats will go in and out of the water at Kens Landing – Broadway, Wharfside, Shrimp Box and Reds will be the places to watch the boats go in and out; amended item 1m, with verbiage from Attorney.

Administrator Riehl: DOT & NJ Transit will meet here on June 9th at 10:30AM to discuss proposed renovations to traffic light and crossing (Mayor Reid: Fr. Bob from St. Peter Church supports one-way, but does not support closing the road, nor does the Governing Body); Japanese knotweed and phragmites have survived 3 spray applications at Lake of the Lillies – contractor has asked for an extension through the end of October – another spray is planned for first week of June, followed by planting and fencing at the end of June and another spray in September – debris clean-up in the interim – final shoreline and tree planting in late October; County will be paving Baltimore Ave, between Arnold and Central, tomorrow through Friday (Mayor Reid: boats might have to be re-routed to come down Chicago instead of Baltimore).

The Municipal Clerk announced additions and revisions to the agenda.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION (Agenda Items & Ordinances on 1st Reading) BEGAN AT 8:33PM.

Dave Cavagnaro, Point Pleasant Beach (PPB): asked about 1t (8th grade graduation) and 2a.
Motion by Councilman Cortes to close public participation was seconded by Councilman Migut and carried by consent of Council.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION (Agenda Items & Ordinances on 1st Reading) ENDED AT 8:37PM.

Councilman Mayer: requested that item 2c be considered separately as Resolution 6, contingent upon adoption of Ordinance 2016-10.

Motion by Councilman Toohey to approve the items listed below was seconded by Councilman Cortes and carried by roll call vote.
CONSENT RESOLUTION 1:
1a Approval of payment to Mid-Atlantic Truck Ctr for DPW dump truck w/sander & plow ($45,299)
1b Support of Click It or Ticket Mobilization 5/23-6/5
1c Appointment of L. Stagliano to the position of Technical Asst to the Construction Official
1d Approval of payment of Payroll #10 ($261,874.91)
1e Approval of payment to HD Supply Waterworks for backordered water meters/housing ($7,360)
1f Approval of PO to Tennant Sales & Service for sweeper parts ($4K)
1g Approval of payment to BTMUA for April bulk water usage ($85,538.85)
1h Approval of payment to All Points for preparing & mailing water quality reports ($3,091.95)
1i Approval of payment to All Points for preparing & mailing parking passes ($2,742.30)
1j Approval of payment to All Covered for 3 months of IT maintenance & support ($3,790)
1k Approval of payment to Burke Environmental for Arnold Ave tree pruning ($11,970)
1l Approval of PO to Earthtones for paver repair & tree planting ($4,700)
1m Authorization for BA/CFO to execute contract w/Gruskin Group for MyDowntown Mobile app, contingent upon approval of form of contract by Borough Atty – REVISED PER DISCUSSION
1n Salary adjustments for J. Johnston & E. Farrell for completion of courses leading to certifications
1o Approval of taxi licenses for Briggs (2 drivers) & Mantoloking Taxi (2 vehicles & 4 drivers)
1p Approval of PO to DEVO & Assoc for parking meter parts (NTE $5K)
1q Approval of payment to Denise Sweet from BOA escrow accounts ($200)
1r Appointment of K. Patterson to the Seasonal P/T position of data entry clerk in the Court office
1s Approval of payment to T&M Associates from Developer escrow accounts
1t Rescheduling of June 21, 2016 Council meeting to begin at 5PM
1u Approval of PO to Access Rec for 2 150-foot beach access mats ($4,363.50)
1v Approval of payment of Pay Cert #6 to Gavan Gen’l Contracting for comfort station ($60,639.97)
1w Approval of payment to Ocean County Utilities for 2nd Quarter installment ($310,560)
1x Authorization for Mayor to execute mobile cell lease for Silver Lk lot & Borough water tank
1y Waiver of fees for Rotary event on 5/21, except $825 for police services – REVISED JUST PRIOR TO MTG
1z Approval of PO to Stryker for a power-pro stretcher for the First Aid Squad ($13,640)
CONSENT RESOLUTION 2
2a HELD
2b Appointment of Councilman Santanello as Council Liaison to the Parking Authority
2c CONSIDERED SEPARATELY AS RESOLUTION 6 PER CMT RPTS
2d Approval of PPB Rec Committee’s S/E application for the Summer Park Program, 6/27-8/5
2e Appointment of Plainfield Consultation Center as Policy Psychologist
2f Appointment of B. Connors to the position of seasonal laborer
2g Approval of the Arc of NJ’s Special Event application for outreach event on the Bdwlk, 7/8
2h Acceptance of grant from NJ EDA & DEP Hazardous Discharge Site Remediation Fund Public Entity Program & authorization for Mayor to execute the agreement
2i Approval of T&M scope of work, as outlined in HDSRF Grant Appl for Sea Coast Oil property – ADDED JUST PRIOR TO MEETING
2j Commendation of Point Pleasant First Aid and Emerg Squad – ADDED JUST PRIOR TO MTG
2k Authorization for Clerk to send letter enforcing Borough Code 3-6 to 50 Broadway & 53 Broadway – ADDED PER DEPT HEAD MEMOS
2l Auth for Atty to revise fine in noise section of nuisance code – ADDED PER CMTE RPTS
CONSENT RESOLUTION 3
3a Approval of memberships in Ocean Fire Company No 1 (1) & PPB Fire Company No 2 (3)
3b Approval of computer-generated vouchers ($1,547,665.88)
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel (except 1z and 3a), Cortes, Mayer, Toohey, Migut (except 3a)….YEA
Councilmen Vogel (1z and 3a), Migut (3a)…. ABSTAIN
Per Borough Attorney, assume usual abstentions on item 3b with which Council has conflicts.

Motion by Councilman Vogel to approve the item listed below was seconded by Councilman Mayer and carried by roll call vote.
RESOLUTION 4: Authorization to inform DEP that Maryland Ave beach entrance will remain as is – ADDED PER DEPT HEAD MEMOS
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Mayer, Migut….YEA
Councilman Toohey…. ABSTAIN

Motion by Councilman Migut to approve the item listed below was seconded by Councilman Cortes and carried by roll call vote.
RESOLUTION 5: Authorization for Labor Counsel to contact Civil Service as recommended in his memo – ADDED PER CMT RPTS
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Mayer, Toohey, Migut….YEA

ORDINANCES:

Ordinance 2016-10 (Capital Ordinance) was considered on second reading. Mayor Reid opened the public hearing with no member of the public wishing to be heard. Motion by Councilman Vogel to close the public hearing and adopt Ordinance 2016-10 was seconded by Councilman Mayer and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Mayer, Toohey, Migut….YEA

Ordinance 2016-11 (Revisions to Parking Rates) was considered on second reading. Mayor Reid 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 2016-11 was seconded by Councilman Cortes and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Mayer, Toohey, Migut….YEA

Motion by Councilman Mayer to approve the item listed below, subject to Mayor signing Ordinance 2016-10, was seconded by Councilman Migut and carried by roll call vote.
RESOLUTION 6: Authorization to order 80 single space meters from DEVO & Associates ($33,326.50)
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Mayer, Toohey, Migut….YEA

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PERIOD (meeting & non-agenda items) BEGAN AT 8:45PM

Dave Cavagnaro, PPB: spoke about Risden’s dune and Governor’s hypocrisy; no Antrim Run map in the newspaper; asked if RC Zoning Ordinance would be reintroduced; thanked DPW for flags.
Motion by Councilman Vogel to authorize Attorney to revise the Special Event ordinance, removing requirement to publish map in the newspaper, was seconded by Councilman Migut and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Mayer, Migut….YEA
Councilman Toohey….NAY
Bob Maloney, PPB: asked if temporary cell tower installed in lot today could possibly be made permanent – concerned, as it’s a residential area and it’s an eyesore.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PERIOD (meeting and non-agenda items) ENDED AT 8:54PM

Motion to adjourn by Councilman Vogel was seconded by Councilman Migut and carried by consent of Council. Meeting was adjourned at 8:55PM.


ATTEST:__________________________________
Eileen A. Farrell, RMC
Municipal Clerk


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