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August 16, 2016

Council Meeting Minutes

Mayor Reid called the meeting to order at 6:30PM. Present were Councilmen Cortes, Mayer, Toohey, Migut and Santanello. Councilman Vogel arrived after Executive Session. 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 Cortes to enter Executive Session to discuss 1 Personnel Matter – Negotiations, was seconded by Councilman Toohey and carried by consent of Council.

Closed Session began at 6:32PM and ended at 7:35PM

Mayor Reid called the regular meeting to order at 7:39PM. Present were Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Mayer, Toohey, Migut and Santanello. The Municipal Clerk read the notice indicating compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act.

Flag Salute & Invocation

The Municipal Clerk announced a typo on the August 2, 2016 Council Meeting minutes and additions and revisions to the agenda. Motion by Councilman Vogel to approve the August 2, 2016 Council meeting minutes, as revised, was seconded by Councilman Migut and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Mayer, Migut….YEA
Councilmen Toohey & Santanello….ABSTAIN


BA/CFO Riehl: spoke about the Army Corps project’s revised beach crossovers – no longer includes walkover mats to be ADA-compliant, just compacted material – cost of mats would be borne by the Borough – each mat costs about $6K and there are 15 crossovers (Attorney Riordan: Corps is getting easements and, therefore, permission to build ADA access, but private land owners can purchase similar mats if they choose) not purchasing them wouldn't preclude PPB from getting a grant – no action taken.

Clerk Farrell: A&P has auctioned their Liquor Store & ABC License – Police have no objection, as the ABC transfer will be handled as usual (Attorney Riordan: also no objection for the same reason – as a creditor, PPB has the opportunity to object to the bankruptcy plan, auction and purchase – there is nothing to object, as this is a relatively standard proceeding – new owner could do what the license allows, if it complies with the ordinance, State statute and, if necessary, Planning Board) – no action taken.


Councilman Vogel: educational opportunities for the Shade Tree Commission would help with insurance and grant funding – BA/CFO Riehl will look into it; need to look at storm water and puddling issues on St Louis by the firehouse and Forman Ave; thanked BA/CFO Riehl and Councilman Cortes for the Maryland Ave beach fencing – should eliminate jaywalking and pedestrian crossing problems; he and the Mayor attended the Chamber Board Meeting – keeping dialogue with the business community; acknowledged that one of Councilman Toohey’s former swimmers won a silver medal at the Olympics.

Councilman Cortes: has been ongoing Police firearm and canine training, many Failure to Yield violations, criminal and ordinance arrests, first aid calls and motor vehicle accidents – August 2-16 blotter includes DUI's, assaults, disorderly conduct, theft, obstruction, CDS possession and underage drinking – most offenders were from North Jersey or out of State; spoke about the Missing Type campaign, run by a former PPB High School graduate, to encourage younger people to donate types A, B & O – a blood drive will be held August 27 at the Point Pleasant branch of the library (Mayor Reid: blood donation is important – this campaign promotes PPB also – thanked reporter Michael Nunes for his “Ocean Star” article).

Councilman Mayer: First Aid fundraiser, Summer of Love concert, is tonight at Jenkinson’s – asked BA/CFO Riehl for Sea Coast scope of work and year-to-date comparisons of OCUA, postage, gas and diesel – also asked her to follow up with Barlo on revised plans (BA/CFO Riehl: must discuss appropriation) and to look at curbing around the bathhouse/luncheonette; parking revenues through July are still down, but catching up – interest income has grown significantly.

Councilman Toohey: asked if BA/CFO Riehl was on the e-mail about the condition of Pleasure Park bocce courts (BA/CFO Riehl: will remove what's there – met with vendor for resurfacing the tennis, basketball and bocce courts); asked Attorney Riordan to research Drug Free School Zone law, as it applies to possible additional penalties in the Boardwalk area; not to dissuade families from coming with water and snacks, but people carrying 4-foot coolers to the beach are there to get hammered – asked for authorization for the Borough Attorney to prepare an ordinance restricting pedestrian transportation of coolers larger than 14” on any side in Districts 3 and 4, excluding the Marine Commercial Zone – intent is for coolers to be confiscated and fines issued – a tailgate ordinance is on the books (Attorney Riordan: already illegal to drink on the beach) Boardwalk entities want to partner with the town on this (Councilman Migut: Seaside Heights adopted an ordinance regarding coolers in the spring; Attorney Riordan: will call their Counsel and get a look) coolers would be limited on streets only, as PPB doesn’t own the beaches – a quality of life issue (Councilman Vogel: supports the idea but asked that it be held for more feedback – will speak with the Chamber and get something more finite; Attorney Riordan: asked to be kept in the loop); asked Chief O’Hara for a proposal to double beach patrol manpower and equipment after closing.

Councilman Migut: no report – will not be at the September 6th meeting, as he will be in Florida.

Councilman Santanello: revisited the idea of an Invasive Plants ordinance – Ocean County Soil Conservation District expert will be at the Environmental Commission meeting tomorrow, as will he; looking at substantial savings of a Parking Agency vs. Parking Authority – meeting with BA/CFO Riehl about this next week and reviewing other towns’ ordinances; addressed complaint about camp kids using tennis courts – has no intention of stopping them – per DPW Super Trout, green slurry is needed to cover fill the holes; single-space meters are in – hopes they will increase revenue; will find out at the next Recreation Committee meeting if the Summer Camp Program, which has received great feedback, broke even – Martell’s donated $5K towards it; BA/CFO Riehl and DPW Super Trout did a great job weeding through the Laborer applications – really qualified people; will be attending Summer of Love benefit.

Mayor Reid: encouraged use of the Shop Local Cards, the Trolley and the Mobile App, which everyone loves; BA/CFO Riehl and Engineer Savacool looked at flooding by a house on Grove St – hopes something can be done; Walk with the Mayor and Ride with the Mayor are going well – the Blood Type people participated, which was a lot of fun – will be walking on Saturday at 7AM with the Non-resident Taxpayer Advisory Committee – all are welcome; bike ride tomorrow at 6:30AM.

BA/CFO Riehl: sent a Thank You to the Bassinder Scholarship Fund for their donation to the Park Program; on August 30th, NJ Transit will be on site to evaluate the Sea Ave crossing for necessary updates (Councilman Mayer: suggested reopening the bathroom issue – porta potties look terrible; Mayor Reid: don’t want to take over the building and there is not much movement on NJ Transit’s part; Councilman Cortes: temporary trailer at the Inlet costs less than the porta-potties) trailer takes up a lot of space and needs plumbing and electricity (Councilman Mayer: suggested a long-term structure; Mayor Reid: will take it back up with NJ Transit, as there have been complaints; Councilman Vogel: DOT did not respond to correspondence regarding the sink hole and debris on the bridge – safety hazards – Mayor Reid: will get contact information from BA/CFO Riehl and call them).

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION (Agenda Items & Ordinances on 1st Reading) BEGAN AT 8:14PM.

Kathleen Gabrielli, PPB: complained about Mark Hutchinson and his business, Beach Mechanical – read letter from neighbors Joan Radocchio, Joseph Gray and Dina Pascasio.
John Gabrielli, PPB: expressed his concern for Police; addressed Beach Mechanical issue (Mayor Reid: Mr. Gabrielli won in court, but the problem continues) business is being run out of a home, with trucks in front of houses – criminals are on his property – owner does what he wants – been going on for years – is angry, frustrated and depressed about quality of life – code should be re-evaluated, as loophole is causing enforcement problems – bully situation – neighbors are afraid to speak (Mayor Reid: asked that he leave the stricter Spring Lake ordinance with Attorney Riordan – he, Chief O’Hara, ZO Petrillo and Attorney Riordan will speak tomorrow about strengthening the ordinance).
Vince Castin, PPB: sympathizes with Mr. Gabrielli; asked about item 1f; requested a Public Restroom sign at the Inlet; Fire & First Aid responders get some building permit fees waived (Councilman Vogel: that is s a nationalized volunteer incentive program to help reduce taxes) argued that there are exceptions made – still disappointed by the denial of fee waiver for the VFW.

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 8:39PM.

Councilman Cortes: asked about 1b (BA/CFO Riehl: replacement parts – just bill acceptors), 1i (BA/CFO Riehl: gutter brooms for 3-year old sweeper, which continues to have problems), 1q (BA/CFO Riehl: not enough pitch from washing facility to drain – need alarm to know if there is overfilling or backing up) and 2a (BA/CFO Riehl: only for PPB Fire Company No 2).
Councilman Mayer: asked about 1n (BA/CFO Riehl: All Covered is a go-between).

Motion by Councilman Cortes to approve the items listed below was seconded by Councilman Mayer and carried by roll call vote.
1a Approval of payment to OCUA for 3rd quarter installment ($310,560)
1b Approval of PO to Devo & Assoc for parking machine cancel boards & bill acceptors ($4,200)
1c Approval of payment to the Galvin Law Firm from BOA escrow accounts
1d Approval of taxi vehicle license for Briggs Transportation
1e Approval of payment of Payroll #16 ($310,673.50)
1f Designation of $9,212,126 of BANs as Qualified Tax-Exempt Obligations
1g Support for Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over 2016 Statewide Crackdown
1h Approval of payment/reimbursement to Summertime Surf for Recreation Surf Camp ($4,290)
1i Approval of payment to Newark Brush Company for 12 sweeper brooms ($3,614)
1j Approval of payment to Riggins Inc for DPW gasoline & diesel fuel ($12,606.36)
1k Approval of payment to L. Rand, D. Morano & R. Pallone from BOA escrow accounts
1l Approval of payment to PPB BOE for September-December allocations ($4,008.45)
1m Approval of payment to BTMUA for July bulk water usage ($193,146.43)
1n Approval of payment to All Covered to renew Microsoft Office 365 ($5,312)
1o Approval of payment to Pitney Bowes for pre-paid postage ($3,500)
1p Appointment of Charlene Taylor-Alvarez to the Animal Welfare Committee
1q Approval of CO # 1/pymt to Aurora Env for DPW Vehicle Washing Facility alarm ($3,887)
1r Approval of payment to T&M Associates from Pl Bd, BOA & Developer escrow accounts
1s Approval of PO to Creston Hydraulics for straight blade plow for DPW 2017 F250 ($1,124.80)
1t Denial of S/E application for Tension Toner product demonstration on Bdwlk, 9/3
1u Appointment of David E. Russell to the Planning Board
2a Approval of PO to Continental Fire & Safety for fire boots, harnesses & turnout gear ($31,423)
2b Approval of PO to Firefighter One for carbon fiber bottles for PPB Fire Company No 2 ($23,860)
2c Approval of PO to Firefighter One for hose replacement ($2,600)
2d Approval of payment to Ocean Fire Company No 1 for annual contribution ($18K)
2e-1 Approval of payment to Point Pleasant Beach Fire Company No 2 for annual contribution ($18K) – RESOLUTION NUMBER REVISED BECAUSE IT WAS A DUPLICATE
2e-2 Approval of PO to Witmer Assoc for forcible entry training device for fire companies ($6,150)
2f Approval of payment to the Pt Pleasant First Aid Squad for annual contribution ($38,500)
2g Approval of payment of computer-generated vouchers ($1,644,569.57)
2h Approval of 2 memberships in PPB Fire Company No 2 – ADDED PROR TO MTG
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel (2g & 2h) Cortes, Mayer, Toohey, Migut (2f & 2g). Santanello….YEA
Councilmen Vogel (2a-2f) and Migut (2a-2e and 2h)….ABSTAIN
Per Borough Attorney, assume usual abstentions on item 2g with which Council has conflicts.


Ordinance 2016-17 (Amend Borough Code 15-14 to designate Long Point Lane a Fire Lane) 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 2016-17 was seconded by Councilman Vogel and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Mayer, Migut, Toohey, Santanello….YEA

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PERIOD (meeting & non-agenda items) BEGAN AT 8:44PM

Dave Cavagnaro, PPB: asked if Sea Coast Oil project is grant money; asked if Risden's must maintain its current use, if grant is for property or building, the process for taking it down and if Council has looked at the building as recurring debt.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PERIOD (meeting and non-agenda items) ENDED AT 8:48PM

Motion to adjourn by Councilman Cortes was seconded by Councilman Toohey and carried by consent of Council. Meeting was adjourned at 8:48PM.

Eileen A. Farrell, RMC
Municipal Clerk

Published September07, 2016 | Council Minutes | 2393

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