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August 2, 2016

Council Meeting Minutes

Mayor Reid called the meeting to order at 7:30PM. Present were Councilmen Cortes, Mayer and Migut. Councilman Vogel arrived at 7:39PM. Councilmen Toohey and Santanello were absent. 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 July 19, 2016 Council Meeting minutes. Motion by Councilman Migut to approve the July 19, 2016 Council meeting minutes, as revised, was seconded by Councilman Cortes and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Councilmen Cortes, Mayer, Migut….YEA


BA/CFO Riehl: addressed ZO Petrillo’s memo regarding Enforcement of Borough Code 3-6 at 50 & 53 Broadway and 41, 41A, 43 & 45 Inlet Dr – spoke to County about assisting with demolition under Schedule C – they don’t demo private property, but will address it with County Counsel – in lieu of that, demolition must be bid and an appropriation made – no action was taken on 50 Broadway, which was re-noticed because original letter could not be delivered as addressed – enforcement at the other properties, with 30-day extension for 45 Inlet Dr, as owner is moving forward with developers, was added as 1x.

Councilman Cortes: agrees with ZO Petrillo regarding curb cut request at 335-337 River Ave, where there is a shared driveway – tree in front of 335 and utility pole in front of 337 would have to come down at owners’ expense to accommodate the requested 21’ cut – 16’ would result in no loss of parking – each homeowner could request a 13’ cut with separate driveways – approval at 16’ was added as 1y.

BA/CFO Riehl: does not recommend relief of water/sewer charges at 109 Central Ave – plumber signed an affidavit that no leaks exist – homeowner feels there was theft of 79,000 gallons of water in a 3-month period – police report shows no evidence of that – house was not winterized – Borough Engineer suggested a faucet was left open, so pipes wouldn’t freeze – no action taken.

Chief O’Hara: addressed Antrim PTO’s Special Event Application to sell raffles on the Boardwalk – too busy up there – Boardwalk supervisors don’t think it’s prudent, especially on weekends – PTO was offered weekdays and a location south of their requested plaza location, but they felt there would not be enough foot traffic – spoke to Councilman Cortes about presenting Council with guidelines for limiting Boardwalk activities next summer (Mayor Reid: wants to continue good relationship with the school and PTO) – approval for Mon-Thurs sales, 10AM-10PM, with no tent/umbrella was added as 1z.


Councilman Vogel: met with water department on tank analysis (some attention is necessary) and metering system – replaced many meters east of tracks – need a count; hole and debris on bridge hasn't been taken care of – will re-contact DOT; Chamber’s Ladies Night event was successful; Shade Tree Commission is on track for receiving a $3K matching grant, based on volunteer hours, for additional trees – thanked BA/CFO Riehl, Secretary Kile and Clerk Farrell for their help – a certified tree expert looked at problem trees and found some safety concerns – will follow up with property owners – reminded all that approval is required for pruning trees in right-of-way; the Summer Park Director has done a really nice job – good communications (Mayor Reid: has heard nothing but good things).

Councilman Cortes: announced employee anniversaries for August: Patricia Kile 4 years, Robert Goessel 24, Gerald Quaglia 20, James Broyles 35; Environmental Committee wants to plant native grasses/shrubs on 2 strips on Broadway and Ocean Ave (Mayor Reid: asked if they have budget for it; BA/CFO Riehl: suggested they complete an Adopt-a-Spot application) – Committee would also like to take care of the Randall Ave property – asked BA/CFO Riehl to send letters to Mr. Betz, asking for his construction timeline and to Mr. Zisa, owner of property to the south, asking if he is finished with his approved access of property, for construction, as the Borough has an estimate on Randall Ave fences – Committee can remove 2 barrels on Harvard Ave, off Randall, so they can be placed elsewhere (BA/CFO Riehl: suggested an Adopt-a-Spot application); DPW has 4 bike racks (BA/CFO Riehl: sent an e-mail, detailing where racks are and where the Committee wants them) one at Inlet and one at Central, if possible; recent police activity includes participation in Hometown Security initiative, firearm training, Bail Reform Act seminar, traffic enforcement, NJ Street Smart pedestrian safety program, 38 Failure to Yield to Pedestrian violations (asked BA/CFO Riehl to initiate changing this from a mandatory court appearance to a payable fine), many arrests, first aid calls, motor vehicle accident responses and canine exercises.

Councilman Mayer: per the Green Acres project agreement, Borough is obligated to maintain improvements at the bath house and would need approval from Green Acres to demolish the structure; was surprised to learn that Open Space debt service has been paid for via the General Fund, as the Open Space balance is generous; asked BA/CFO Riehl about July revenues (BA/CFO Riehl: will be available next week); rain has impacted parking revenues; asked BA/CFO Riehl to comment on the DCA’s Local Finance Notice 2016-10 (BA/CFO Riehl: provides guidance on health benefit waiver payments for employees, without a spouse in the State Health Benefits Plan, who choose to waive benefits – capped at the lesser of $5K and the savings to the Borough – the notice provides enlightenment that this benefit is permissive and does not have to be provided and suggests that it become a topic of conversation – budgeted $40K for waivers year); asked about 1j (approval of PO to Witmer Assoc for forcible entry training device/$6,150), which is for the fire companies – wasn't in Capital Budget (on behalf of Councilman Santanello, BA/CFO Riehl requested 1j be held).

Councilman Migut: cat trailer renovations, largely funded by private donation from a non-resident taxpayer, are nearing completion – thanked BA/CFO Riehl, DPW Super Trout, Water Super Broyles and BOH Secretary Mills for assisting the Animal Welfare Committee; there is no Planning Board meeting tomorrow, as no applications were filed; employees to take advantage of the ID Life Program – feels great.

Mayor Reid: excited that the free Point Beach mobile app is available from Google and Apple Store – meeting on Thursday regarding promotion – features information on the Boardwalk, restaurants, events, parking and Shop the Beach, as well as links to Facebook and the municipal web site (Councilman Cortes: has seen the trolley more and more crowded – Shop the Beach cards are being obtained) – Shop Local program is going well – trolley has been crowded on weekends.

Administrator Riehl: been corresponding with the DOT regarding work throughout town, including Forman Ave one-way – Borough will be responsible for the striping and designation of the new stop – DOT will construct and pay for the island at Forman and St Louis and install all the other signage; closed on a $9.2M Bond Anticipation Note last week – it’s down from $9.7M last year – received 3 bids – TD Bank had the winning bid at .79% interest – over the next year, can borrow the $9.2M for $72K in interest – April, August and December issues – total outstanding BANs is $13M.

The Municipal Clerk announced additions and revisions to the agenda.
Councilman Mayer: asked about 1n (increase in hours from 35/week to 37.5) and the scope of work in item 1g (BA/CFO Riehl: followed up with Engineer Savacool – is coming).
Councilman Cortes: asked about items 1r and 1t (BA/CFO Riehl: received 46 applications – narrowed to 6 each and further narrowed to 6 interviews).

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION (Agenda Items & Ordinances on 1st Reading) BEGAN AT 8:22PM.

Nick Stevens, Pt Pleasant: offered assistance with the Risden’s bath house.
Tom Highton, PPB, represents Residents First: asked if 2 overgrown/dead trees on the Parkway island can be removed, to be replaced at his expense; asked about Cooks Ln powerhouse property being developed as a passive park for Green Acres; spoke about lots in Ordinance 2016-15 – suggested the Mayor should not have broken the tie on the ordinance, alleging he received campaign contributions from the Boardwalk; asked about dune status; complained that Jenkinson’s taxes don't cover police budget.
Dave Cavagnaro, PPB: asked about 1g.

Councilman Migut stepped out briefly.

Motion by Councilman Mayer 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 8:43PM.

Attorney Riordan: must hold items 2b, 2c and 2d for lack of quorum.
Motion by Councilman Cortes to approve the items listed below was seconded by Councilman Vogel and carried by roll call vote.
1a Approval of W/S adjustments (3)
1b Approval of PO to All Covered to renew Microsoft Office 365 ($5,312)
1c Approval of S/E application for Jersey Shore Relay/Runapalooza along Rte 35N on 4/22/17
1d Approval of payment of Payroll #15 ($336,391.14)
1e Approval of payment to M. Kurtzke from BOA escrow account
1f Approval of payment to R.T. Davies for Pleasure Park trees ($2,800)
1g Approval of revision to Res 2016-0517/2I–T&M’s Sea Coast Oil scope of work (NTE $81,566)
1h Approval of PO to Wilmac Bus Equip for police voice recorder maintenance renewal ($3,340)
1i Approval of payment to the State of NJ for employee & retiree health benefits ($142,619.25)
1k Approval of release of performance bond for Provident Bank site ($44,147.26)
1l Approval of Pay Cert 8/Closeout to Gavan Contracting - Ocean Ave Comfort Station ($9,504.32)
1m Approval of Pay Cert 2 to Enviroscapes Inc for Shoreline Imp to Lk of the Lillies ($20,008.06)
1n Approval of increase in work hours for E. Petrillo
1o Denial of release of maintenance bond for TD Bank site
1p Appointment of M. McAndrew & J. Moschella to the Non-Resident Taxpayer Advisory Cmte
1q Approval of payment #3 to Aurora Environmental for DPW vehicle washing facility ($6,100)
1r Appointment of J. Tarzy to the position of seasonal laborer
1s Authorization to execute 2017-2019 CDBG Cooperative Agreement
1t Appoint of J. Shanahan to the F/T position of DPW Laborer
1u Approval PO to Winner Ford for F-350 for the DPW ($28,864.00) – ADDED PRIOR TO MTG
1v Approval of 8/4 rain date for BOE concert at Band Shell, approved 7/19 – ADDED PRIOR TO MTG
1w Appointment of G. Furrule to seasonal position of Comfort Station Att – ADDED PRIOR TO MTG
1x Approval of a 30-day extension of Borough Code 3-6 Enforcement at 45 Inlet/Enforcement at 53 Broadway, 41, 41A & 43 Inlet – PER DH MEMO
1y Approval of 16’ curb cut at 335-337 River Ave – PER DH MEMOS
1z Approval of Antrim PTO S/E app to sell raffles on Bdwlk, M-Th, no tent/umbrella – PER DH MEMO

2a Approval of computer-generated vouchers ($94,775.43)
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel (except 1z) Cortes, Mayer, Migut….YEA
Councilman Vogel (1z)….ABSTAIN
Per Borough Attorney, assume usual abstentions on item 2a with which Council has conflicts.


Ordinance 2016-13 (Amend Borough Code to Remove Requirement to Publish Special Event Maps in Newspaper) was considered on second reading. Mayor Reid opened the public hearing.
Dave Cavagnaro, PPB: asked about non-compliance (Attorney Riordan: up to Governing Body).
Motion by Councilman Migut to close the public hearing and adopt Ordinance 2016-13 was seconded by Councilman Vogel and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Mayer, Migut….YEA

Ordinance 2016-17 (Amend Borough Code 15-14 to designate Long Point Lane a Fire Lane) was introduced on first reading.
Councilman Cortes: asked if Long Point Ln is a public or private road (doesn’t matter) and asked who initiated the ordinance (Fire Official Mueller – based on complaint and Board application stipulation) – noted that costs would include DPW-installed signage.
Motion by Councilman Migut to approve Ordinance 2016-17 on first reading was seconded by Councilman Vogel and carried by roll call vote. The public hearing will be held on August 16, 2016.
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Mayer, Migut….YEA

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PERIOD (meeting & non-agenda items) BEGAN AT 8:50PM

Dave Cavagnaro, PPB: asked if Pleasure Park is closed to the public during the Summer Park Program; Borough Code 5-4.6 required The Offshore to maintain parking spaces for customers and not rent them out – asked if it’s been superseded by Ordinance 2016-15; asked about fencing at Martell’s.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PERIOD (meeting and non-agenda items) ENDED AT 8:56PM

Motion to adjourn by Councilman Migut was seconded by Councilman Mayer and carried by consent of Council. Meeting was adjourned at 8:56PM.

Eileen A. Farrell, RMC
Municipal Clerk

Published August16, 2016 | Council Minutes | 2384

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