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July 19, 2016

Council Meeting Minutes

Mayor Reid called the meeting to order at 6:31PM. Present were Councilmen Cortes, Mayer, Toohey, Migut and Santanello. Councilman Vogel arrived at 7:40PM. 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 Litigation - Jenkinson's Pavilion, et al. v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Borough of PPB, et al., was seconded by Councilman Santanello and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Councilmen Cortes, Mayer, Toohey, Migut, Santanello…YEA
Councilman Vogel….ABSENT

Closed Session began at 6:32PM and ended at 7:33PM

Mayor Reid called the regular meeting to order at 7:36PM. Present were Councilmen Cortes, Mayer, Toohey, Migut and Santanello. Councilman Vogel arrived at 7:40PM. The Municipal Clerk read the notice indicating compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act.

Flag Salute & Invocation

The Municipal Clerk announced typographical errors on the June 21, 2016 Council Meeting minutes. Motion by Councilman Migut to approve the June 21, 2016 Council meeting minutes, as revised, was seconded by Councilman Santanello and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Councilmen Cortes, Mayer, Toohey, Migut, Santanello ….YEA
Councilman Vogel….ABSENT

DEPARTMENT HEAD MEMOS/DISCUSSIONS:

Councilman Cortes: agrees with ZO Petrillo on curb cut request at 319 St Louis - will lose a parking spot, but a handicap spot on St. Louis is no longer needed – approval at 12’was added as 4a.
BA/CFO Riehl: ZO Petrillo is not in favor of approving request for extension of the 30-day enforcement of Borough Code 3-6 at 45 Inlet Dr – received correspondence that the homeowner is in the process obtaining demolition permits – recommended denying the extension – no action was taken.
Clerk Farrell: the State has notified the Borough that they will be issuing a liquor license to Pleasant Water Taxi, LLC, which has a business address in PPB – the Governing Body has an opportunity to communicate any concerns to the State (Chief O’Hara: new owner – once they pull away from the dock, alcohol can be served and consumed on the boat) – no Governing Body remarks.
Chief O’Hara: voiced no Police objection to the Place-to-Place Transfer/ Extension of Premises application for ABC License #1525-33-020-013 – 20 Eats LLC t/a Shipwreck Point – approval, with conditions, was added as item 4b.
BA/CFO Riehl RE: gave an update on the NJ Ave Bathhouse – $387K budget – bids ranged from $566K to $600K – Borough Engineer and the architect, Barlo, suggested the bids were high due to the short timeframe for completion – original bid price was between $485K and $535K – can limit the expanse of the kitchen and other improvements and put it back the way it was for between $350K and $400K – must decide how much additional funds to spend (Councilman Mayer: suggested referring to the Finance and Building & Grounds Committees – went through this with Engineer Savacool – was a mismatch between the cost and appropriation – wants to get the two in line before going back out to bid – will discuss and get back to Council) – no action taken.
BA/CFO Riehl: gave an update on Sea Coast Oil Remediation – received a grant – paperwork has been filed for the fronting of roughly $83K in funds – will start with investigation (Engineer Savacool: resolution must be revised, as is didn’t specifically authorize the grant amount – when that is done, the State will cut the check to the Borough for additional investigations – tanks have been removed and monitoring wells put in – sampling had been done and discontinued – have researched the file and are now doing what’s required in accordance with current regulations; Councilman Mayer: is pushing Engineer Savacool to monitor it so we can get it to the end – no action taken.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Councilman Vogel: requested additional signage on Central & St Louis – Stop sign is hard to see; meeting with Water/Sewer Department tomorrow about meters – asked that DOT be contacted about the State highway – BA/CFO Riehl had reached out to them about debris on shoulder of the bridge, sink hole, etc. – have had some flooding and continued problems due to lack of attention; had an e-mail from BA/CFO Riehl about fencing, which she will discuss – appreciates the Chief’s updates on that.

Councilman Cortes: recognized employee anniversaries for July – Terry O’Connor 11 years, Brian Patton 2; Environmental Commission meets tomorrow at 7PM – staying on top of lake vegetation and algae; continued Police training includes courses in social media, mountain biking, communication and SWAT – tickets have been issued to people running stop signs on McLean Ave – last Thursday, Rutgers students handed out pedestrian safety material on Arnold and Ocean Aves and good feedback was received – on June 29th, the 4H Club had Seeing Eye puppies training on the Boardwalk – canine continues training – canine assisted with pre-Project Graduation checking of bags and backpacks, tracked an elderly resident who suffered from dementia, tracked a burglary suspect and participated in a CDC search of a vehicle – people are not yielding at the Maryland Ave beach crossing – Police gave a report – from May 30 through July 17 there were 7 warnings/arrests – many citations for drivers not yielding to pedestrians – 61 at Ocean and Parkway alone – Police blotter includes 100 incidents with only 8 locals involved – he and Chief attended NJ Transit & DOT meeting last week about upgrading intersections, replacing traffic signals, changing gates & updating signage.

Councilman Mayer: Administrator will ask Freeholder Board to assist with Library maintenance – dependent on title and ownership – Library Association filed a grant application and are working on fundraisers – Open Space Committee agreed to a contribution toward maintenance – asked BA/CFO Riehl to look at Borough's obligations in Open Space – 3 major projects include the Inlet, Risden’s South bathhouse/luncheonette and Ocean Ave bathroom – BA/CFO Riehl provided a spreadsheet, which will be forwarded to the Finance Committee (Mayor Reid: if Open Space money can be used, would like to move forward as a Council).

Councilman Toohey: expressed thanks and gratitude to Police Dept with respect to the country’s current atmosphere; asked BA/CF Riel about Comcast contract negotiations (BA/CFO Riehl: contract expires late 2017); received information from Engineer Savacool regarding Inlet refurbishment – with it going out to bid through the DEP, looking to break ground this winter to replace the bulkhead and refurbish the area on the west side of the Inlet (Councilman Mayer: grant is substantial for the bulkhead – it’s been appropriated; BA/CFO Riehl: $560K – will get it all back)

Councilman Migut: in Mayor’s absence, he attended Junie Caruso's birthday party at PPB Fire Company No 2 – presented proclamation from Mayor and Council, thanking him for many years of service; Planning Board met this month and considered Ordinance 2016-15, returning no recommendation to the Council in a 3-3 tie.

Councilman Santanello: folks have been hit by cars not yielding by the Boardwalk – will add street lights by The Offshore, increase wattage elsewhere and have asked JCPL to at least double the wattage at Arnold & Chicago; Park Program going well; working on invasive species ordinance – attending Environmental Commission meeting tomorrow – they will make recommendations and he will worth with the Borough Attorney to get that going.

Mayor Reid: asked if BA/CFO Riehl received the letter from the County regarding improvements to Ocean Ave (BA/CFO Riehl: yes); trolley is up and running – very successful – lot of residents have been riding it – visitors and businesses love it – all should have received Shop Local card in mail – encouraged all to register it, use it, support the local merchants and receive a local tax reduction.

Administrator Riehl: tenants can also apply to the Shop Local program and receive a check instead of tax credit (Mayor Reid: non-residents didn’t receive a card, due to time and cost issues – hopes “Ocean Star” will do an article about the program start-up – asked about getting cards to non-residents) cards are available at the Chamber of Commerce, participating businesses and Borough Hall with information on the Municipal and Chamber web sites – cost of cards was picked up by a sponsor – didn't want them mailed and not used (Mayor Reid: thanked Reds for sponsoring the cards – participating businesses have placards on display; Councilman Mayer: thanked Mayor Reid, Reds and the 20 vendors for supporting it) has asked NRTAC Chair Sloan to advise which non-residents need cards mailed to them (Mayor Reid: the more people involved, the more this will work); quotes for 430 feet of 4-ft white vinyl Cape Hatteras-style fencing were requested for Rte 35S,by Maryland Ave, to prohibit pedestrians from crossing outside the crosswalk, as well as for the municipal property on Randall Ave, to secure both sides with no gate across the front – received one quote of not-to-exceed $11K and another of $11,485.00 – breakdown is roughly $7K for Randall Ave/$4K for Rte 35S – would have to tap into contingency and, potentially, recycling grant (Councilman Vogel: would like to hold off on Randall property and proceed with the less expensive quote for Rte 35S fencing – no objection – added as 4c).

The Municipal Clerk announced additions to the agenda.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION (Agenda Items & Ordinances on 1st Reading) BEGAN AT 8:11PM.

Vince Castin, PPB: asked about the crime increase he read about in the “Ocean Star;” doesn't like how 2z is presented – VFW does a lot for the community – denial is a slap in the face (Motion by Councilman Migut to change denial to approval – there was no second to the motion).
Marilyn Burke, PPB: asked how much bonding is planned and amount to be paid back each year – putting town in debt – paying more taxes and getting less; asked about 4b.
Dave Cavagnaro, PPB: not enough copies of the agenda or Ordinance 2016-13; commented on NJ Ave bathhouse cost vs debt; asked about 1s; asked about Ordinance 2016-13.
Attorney John Jackson: his client, owner of 45 Inlet, received demolition estimates, have plans from Aquatecture and an application before the BOA in October – they are moving forward.

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

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION (Agenda Items & Ordinances on 1st Reading) ENDED AT 8:30PM.

Councilman Vogel: requested that 4b be carved out. Councilman Mayer: asked that 2c be carved out. Mayor Reid: addressed 1k – unhappy with what is going on with the consultant and the mobile app – problem with contract – asked BA/CFO Riehl for her opinion on putting it off until next year (BA/CFO Riehl: appropriation lapses at the end of next year – if not encumbered now, can’t go into next year and charge back – meeting August 2nd – all in favor make approval continent upon the Mayor’s and BA/CFO’s subsequent approval) – haven’t seen what it looks like – wanted to put current trolley location on the app – was told it would cost more (BA/CFO Riehl: contract was just recently approved – was delayed until after the budget passed, then had to be reviewed, revised, sent back and approved by Mayor & Council – have been compiling info for over 500 businesses in town).
Motion by Councilman Mayer to approve the items listed below was seconded by Councilman Santanello and carried by roll call vote.
CONSENT RESOLUTION 1:
1a Authorization to prepare specs to retain contractor for demolition of 53 Broadway
1b Approval of release of dewatering bond to Offshore Pools for 111 Atlantic
1c Approval of waiver of S/E fees for Chamber’s Ladies Night event on July 14 ($200)
1d Appointment of Ronald Deligny and Alexander Becker as Alternate Prosecutors
1e Approval of payment to Solitude Lake Mgt for Lake of the Lillies algae/weed control ($2,790)
1f Approval of ABC Social Affair Permit application for Chamber Seafood Festival wine garden
1g Approval of payment to Brick Township MUA for May & June bulk water usage ($224,743.22)
1h Approval of payment to NJ DCA for 2nd quarter training fees ($5,742)
1i Approval of release of dumpster bond to S. Freeman for 74 Inlet
1j Authorization for Attorney to draft ordinance designating Long Point Lane a fire lane, with No Parking signs installed
1k Approval of payment to Gruskin Architecture for MyDowntown Mobile App, contingent upon the Mayor’s and BA/CFO’s subsequent approval ($2,975)
1l Approval of payment of Payroll #13 ($284,334.57) and Payroll #14 ($288,988.99)
1m Approval of Pay Cert 7 to Gavan Contracting for Ocean Ave Comfort Station ($23,167.84)
1n Approval of payment to Galvin Law Firm from BOA & Pl Bd escrow accounts
1o Approval of payment to Denise Sweet from Bd of Adj escrow accounts
1p Approval of taxi license for Bay Breeze (1 vehicle)
1q Approval of PO to Custom Environmental for 40 bags of Zetalyte for the W/S dept ($4,205)
1r Approval of payment to Alcomm Technologies for 6 vehicular chargers for police dept ($2,592)
1s Approval of payment to USPS for ordinance mailing ($3,349.18)
1t Approval of payment to the PPB Bd of Ed for August allocation ($1,002,113)
1u Approval of S/E app for Joe Leone’s Feast of St Anthony Processional on Forman & Bdwk, 8/3
1v Approval of payment of employee insurance opt outs for January-June 2016 ($23,128.54)
1w Approval of payment to State of NJ for employee & retiree health benefits for July ($139,057.40)
1x Approval of payment to Ocean County Treasurer for 3rd quarter tax levy ($2,212,550.13)
1y Approval of PO to Devo & Assoc for parking meter equipment ($7,211)
1z Approval of ABC Social Affair Permit application for VFW Fishing Tournament, 8/20
CONSENT RESOLUTION 2:
2a Approval of payment to Winner Ford for W/S vehicle & modifications to W/S vehicle ($81,186)
2b Authorization to issue an RFP for Insurance Consultant
2c CONSIDERED SEPARATELY (Authorization to grant a license for retaining wall at 1714 Beacon Lane. Mayor is authorized to sign upon approval of final form of document by attorney)
2d Approval of partial payment to Aurora Environmental for DPW vehicle washing facility ($23,900)
2e Approval of S/E application & fee waiver for PPB BOE Jazz Concert at Band Shell, 7/28
2f Approval of PO to Little Mia’s Pizza for 11 pizza deliveries for the Park Program ($3,850)
2g Approval of salary adjustment for C. Bradley for passage of course leading to certification
2h Approval of payment to Riggins, Inc for Gas and diesel fuel for DPW ($15,166.06)
2i Approval of payment to Ocean County Landfill to replenish tipping fee escrow ($50K)
2j Approval of Change Order 1 for Gavan Contracting/Ocean Ave Comfort Station (-$2,460.94)
2k Authorization to hold a Tax Sale on 11/18/16 at 10AM
2l Approval of partial payment to SHI for Spillman Tech hardware/software for police ($108,286.45)
2m Approval of PO to Rutgers for J. Johnston for 3 PPWM classes leading to certification ($1,167)
2n Approval of PO to Newark Brush Co for 12 sweeper brooms ($2,688)
2o Approval of PO to Service Tire Truck Ctr for yearly rims/tires/repairs ($3,500)
2p Approval of Pay Cert 2 to All Surface Asphalt-Imp to Princeton/Homestead ($27,694.12)
2q Approval of Change Order 1 ($69,562.96) & Change Order 2 (-$27,762.63) to All Surface Asphalt -Imp to Princeton/Homestead
2r Approval of Pay Cert 3/Closeout to All Surface Asphalt-Imp to Princeton/Homestead ($5,451.11)
2s Approval of release of Shade Tree bond to Shultz for 202 Seymour
2t Approval of Pay Cert 2 to All Surface Asphalt-Imp to Trenton Ave ($11,856.02)
2u Approval of Change Order 1 to All Surface Asphalt-Imp to Trenton Ave (-$20,997.47)
2v Approval of Pay Cert 3/Closeout to All Surface Asphalt-Imp to Trenton Ave ($6,632.45)
2w Accept annual Audit for 2015
2x Authorization to go out to bid for Borough Hall window replacement & roof repairs
2y Authorization to cancel tax credit of $4,415.30 for 1 Ocean Avenue
2z Denial of waiver of building permit fees for VFW ($680)
CONSENT RESOLUTION 3:
3a Authorization for Fire & First Aid to charge for parking in municipal lots during Seafood Festival
3b Approval of payment of computer-generated vouchers ($3,910,522.29)
3c Authorization to turn over title of surplus vehicle to Fire Dept
CONSENT RESOLUTION 4:
4a Approval of curb cut request at 319 St Louis Ave – ADDED PER DEPT HEAD MEMOS
4b CONSIDERED SEPARATELY (Approval of ABC Transfer – Lic #1525-33-020-013 – 20 Eats LLC/Shipwreck Point w/conditions – ADDED PER DEPT HEAD MEMOS)
4c Approval of Maryland Avenue Fencing – ADDED PER COMMITTEE REPORTS
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel (except 3a&c) Cortes, Mayer, Toohey, Migut (except 3a), Santanello….YEA
Councilmen Vogel (3a & 3c) and Migut (3a)….ABSTAIN
Per Borough Attorney, assume usual abstentions on item 3b with which Council has conflicts.

RESOLUTION 2C: Authorization to grant a license for retaining wall at 1714 Beacon Lane. Mayor is authorized to sign upon approval of final form of document by attorney
Councilman Mayer: explained the property in question for the licensing agreement – on north side of flag lot on Beacon Lane – PPB is in litigation on the south side of the flag lot – license agreement is for a retaining wall that you can’t see because the lot is encumbered by heavy landscape – Engineer Savacool sent him a 2009 survey of the flag lot, which shows encumberances – wants to resolve the whole thing at once – doesn't recommend a license agreement at this point – would like all interested parties in the room (Mayor Reid: there is still a long way to go on this – owner is just looking for a license – have given them before – can take it away).
Attorney John Jackson, on behalf of Nelson Ferreira, owner of 1714 Beacon Lane: gave handouts – prominent property on Beacon Lane – the property to which Councilman Mayer referred is not his – showed survey, which depicts a retaining wall that holds back the Borough’s dunes from going onto his client’s property – wall was there when he bought the property in 2014 – client did improvements to the house – BOA said, as a condition of approval, the retaining wall must come down or he must get the Borough’s permission to keep the status quo (Mayor Reid: asked, if license is granted, if wall can come down, if needed) yes – at the Borough's mercy – would even convey title to the Borough (Attorney Riordan: PPB’s usual form of agreement includes language allowing the license to be revoked at any time – would require the licensee to remove the wall at his cost and expense; Councilman Vogel: asked if there is middle ground; Attorney Riordan: there is no relationship between this license & the litigation – Judge will not be interested in what is going on at the north side – the middle ground is the clear agreement that, at the Borough’s whim, Mr. Jackson’s client must remove the wall at his cost and expense – if he doesn’t, the Borough will remove it and charge it back to him).
Motion by Councilman Santanello to approve Resolution 2C was seconded by Councilman Migut and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Toohey, Migut, Santanello….YEA
Councilman Mayer….NAY

RESOLUTION 4B: Approval of ABC Transfer – License #1525-33-020-013 – 20 Eats LLC t/a Shipwreck Point w/conditions
Councilman Vogel: restrictions have been placed on live music and types of service on similar outside patios at Farrell’s and the Shrimp Box.
Attorney Frank Mandia, representing Shipwreck Point: fine dining establishment – 4 tables outside – met with Capt Dikun and agreed to no entertainment, no bar, all alcohol service is for sit down dining – same hours – owner & manager are here for any questions (Attorney Riordan: clarified conditions – no bar outside, alcohol for sit-down dining only, hours are 4PM-11PM, there will be no entertainment at all).
Motion by Councilman Mayer to approve Resolution 4B was seconded by Councilman Santanello and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Mayer, Toohey, Migut, Santanello….YEA

ORDINANCES:

Ordinance 2016-12 (Amend Borough Code to Revise Noise Violation Fine) was considered on second reading. Mayor Reid opened public hearing, with no member of the public wishing to be heard.
Motion by Councilman Vogel to close the public hearing and adopt Ordinance 2016-12 on second reading was seconded by Councilman Migut and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Mayer, Toohey, Migut, Santanello….YEA

Ordinance 2016-14 (Multi-Purpose Bond) was considered on second reading. Mayor Reid opened public hearing, with no member of the public wishing to be heard.
Motion by Councilman Migut to close the public hearing and adopt Ordinance 2016-14 was seconded by Councilman Cortes and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Mayer, Toohey, Migut, Santanello….YEA

Councilman Toohey stepped out at 8:56PM and returned at 8:58PM.

Ordinance 2016-16 (Water/Sewer Utility Bond) was considered on second reading. Mayor Reid opened public hearing, with no member of the public wishing to be heard.
Councilman Vogel: asked why meters aren’t included (BA/CFO Riehl: in Water/Sewer budget).
Motion by Councilman Mayer to close the public hearing and adopt Ordinance 2016-16 was seconded by Councilman Cortes and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Mayer, Migut, Santanello….YEA
Councilman Toohey….ABSENT

Ordinance 2016-13 (Amend Borough Code to Remove Requirement to Publish Special Event Maps in Newspaper) was introduced on first reading.
Motion by Councilman Vogel to approve Ordinance 2016-13 on first reading was seconded by Councilman Mayer and carried by roll call vote. The public hearing will be held on August 2, 2016.
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Mayer, Toohey, Migut, Santanello….YEA

Ordinance 2016-15 (Amend Borough Code Chapter XIX, Sections 7, 8, 9, 11, & 13 to Permit Additional Parking West of Ocean Ave) was considered on second reading. Mayor Reid opened public hearing and asked the Borough Engineer to explain.
Engineer Savacool: during discussion of the 1999, 2007 and the most recent Master Plans, it was recognized that parking is at a premium, especially along Ocean Ave in the summer in the RC Zone, where everyone wants to park – referred to the Borough tax map – Council authorized the Borough Attorney to look into expanding parking in the most critical sections from Trenton Ave north to the aquarium – considered the general vicinity, at what is permitted in the adjoining zones and suggested lots to be included, 4 of which were removed from the initial draft after discussions with Council – current ordinance has 12 lots/6 parcels – showed, via aerial overlay, how the RC Zone extension would encompass lots – Master Plan doesn't recommend that specific lots be changed from one zone to the other, but many fit the character of the RC Zone – additional sections have been added since the initial draft of the ordinance – to ensure that the RC Zone would expand slightly, certain permitted uses were deleted from the RC Zone – retail sales are permitted – sale of liquor is not – parking lots are permitted where the lots front Ocean Ave – restaurants are conditionally permitted uses, only on the east side of Ocean Ave, a more restrictive section of the RC Zone – hotels, motels and swimming pools were deleted from the RC Zone – Master Plan is produced by the Planning Board and is required to be updated every 10 years – Borough received a post-Sandy grant to update it – subcommittee, including Councilman Migut, met for about 6 months (Mayor Reid: residents worked with them).
Pat Storino, PPB/Jenkinson’s owner since 1976: developed part of downtown and many properties and always thought of neighbors – have lived up to commitments – town has had parking problems since 1939 – Jenkinson’s pays more than $2M/year to the municipality – have 1,400 summer and 200 year-round employees – 4th generations working for them – innovators – upset by rumors and what he read in the newspaper – lot of misconceptions – wouldn't have spent $3M to put houses on Parkway, only to knock them down for parking – asking to legalize the Perks lot after their 2PM closing.
The following residents spoke in opposition to Ordinance 2016-15: Kathleen Alfonse, Lawrence Dooley, Bob Maloney, Nancy Licenski, Stan Angeloni, Marilyn Burke, Inger Dooley, John Szafranski, Dave Cavagnaro, Robert Rogers, Tom Mulkeen, Kathy Galinski, Aleta Weinstein, and John Lane.
The following residents spoke in support of Ordinance 2016-15: Nunzio Lanza, John Zimmerman, Ms. Anderson and Oscar Dino.
The following residents asked questions about Ordinance 2016-15: Vince Castin and Andrea Bowne.
Councilman Vogel: at one time, there was a Zone C, a business zone from Niblick to Parkway, which was reclassified – there is a lot of talk about changing uses but they have changed over the years.
Councilman Mayer: questioned Section 5 verbiage about fronting Ocean Ave (Engineer Savacool: want to focus parking lots into the commercial corridor and not the side streets – it affects 2 lots) – concerned about retail use – lot of noise, but not a dramatic change – more dramatic change is allowing a restaurant, retail or day fishing business, which abuts Ocean Ave or Inlet Dr, to establish a public parking area – people don’t like change – doesn't think it’s a dramatic economic change – could have some detriment on parking revenues, but doesn’t think it’s great – might be changing residential values to a higher and better use – have allowed too much on street parking for too long – the old bungalow area was developed with inadequate parking – Boardwalk area was developed contemplating the use of street parking – doesn’t think it’s good planning that business like the Off Shore, Lighthouse and Ken’s Landing can sell their spaces to the first people who come.
Councilman Migut: was misquoted this evening – asked Mr. Dooley to revisit his letter – read a story about being a resort town – PPB is not Spring Lake, but a summer resort community that depends on Boardwalk amusement rides, concessions, restaurants and night clubs to draw people – these businesses must remain viable, because all will be sorry if they leave – per the Building Dept, since Sandy, have lost 60 on-street parking spots due to new curb cuts necessitated by new development and will lose more as redevelopment continues – per the Police Chief, keeping people in the zone makes them easier to police – per the Engineer, this is not the introduction of something new and drastic – have listened the public and Planning Board and have retailored original plan – is the responsible thing to do.
Councilman Santanello: lot of folks who wrote letters, not grounded in fact, aren't here tonight – doesn't agree that what is good for business isn’t good for residents.
Councilman Vogel: good intentions got muffled in the process – misinformation – has lived east of the tracks and put up with traffic for the pleasure of living here his whole life – have lost a lot of parking – passed a residential parking plan to address quality of life – losing spots since Sandy – must balance that as a shore community – are legitimate concerns – not ready to vote in favor – it’s a positive and something needs to be done – last year, Mayor talked about bringing in a consultant to look at what PPB is and the direction in which it wants to go – no slight to professionals or Planning Board – disheartened by political rhetoric – Jenkinson’s is willing to work with us – people will come – Council needs to be better partners and do better at explaining issues – need to take the lead and regain trust.
Councilman Cortes: lived here 48 years – looks forward to summer and puts up with it – PPB is a resort town – losing parking in Districts 3 and 4 – is used to jockeying cars around – were almost 200 cars in the municipal lot on July 2nd – this is consistent with the Master Plan review.
Councilman Mayer: would propose an amendment to support rezoning and eliminate paid parking at retail and fishing businesses all the way up Ocean Ave.
Councilman Toohey: it’s not additional parking but the ocean that attracts people to PPB – asked those who spoke out to consider how they conduct themselves in public places, moving forward – this has a negligible impact – only appreciable reason to vote for it is because the Storinos are good neighbors to this community, but that’s not enough.
Motion by Councilman Migut to close the public hearing and adopt Ordinance 2016-15 was seconded by Councilman Santanello and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Councilmen Cortes, Migut and Santanello, Mayor Reid….YEA
Councilmen Vogel, Mayer, Toohey…NAY

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PERIOD (meeting & non-agenda items) BEGAN AT 10:41PM

Dave Cavagnaro, PPB: asked about right of way at Martell’s

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PERIOD (meeting and non-agenda items) ENDED AT 10:42PM

Motion to adjourn by Councilman Toohey was seconded by Councilman Vogel and carried by consent of Council. Meeting was adjourned at 10:42PM.



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Eileen A. Farrell, RMC
Municipal Clerk


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