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December 20, 2016

Council Meeting Minutes

Mayor Reid called the meeting to order at 6:32PM. Present were Councilmen Cortes, Mayer, Migut and Santanello. Councilmen Vogel and Toohey 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 contractual matter-PBA was seconded by Councilman Mayer and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Councilmen Cortes, Mayer, Migut, Santanello…YEA

Closed Session began at 6:33PM and ended at approximately 7:20PM

Mayor Reid called the regular meeting to order at 7:30PM. Present were Councilmen Cortes, Mayer, Migut and Santanello. Councilman Vogel arrived at 7:35PM. Councilman Toohey arrived at 7:52PM. The Municipal Clerk read the notice indicating compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act.

Flag Salute & Invocation

Motion by Councilman Mayer to approve the December 6, 2016 Council meeting minutes was seconded by Councilman Santanello and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Councilmen Cortes, Mayer, Migut, Santanello….YEA

DEPARTMENT HEAD MEMOS/DISCUSSIONS:

Councilman Cortes: discussed curb cut requests at 205 Seymour, 335-337 River (at 18’ rather than the previously-approved 16’, to make it safer to turn in off of River) and 111 Central (added per Councilman Cortes) – 111 Central was held last meeting due to issues with detached garage, currently used as 1/2 garage and 1/2 cabana – spoke to Engineer Savacool, who said the building must have been approved at some point – contractor wants to pour the cement – would like to approve as presented last meeting (Attorney Riordan: should condition that the building never be used as garage and that the curb cut on left be removed) – approval of all curb cuts (111 Central with conditions) added as 2c.
BA/CFO Riehl: recommended contract for Bird Construction to fix the sinkhole – an Open Space appropriation in the amount of $10,100.00 (not a permanent repair) – award was added as 2d.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Councilman Vogel: should look at policies and ordinances regarding e-cigarettes; Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

Councilman Cortes: recent police training includes biological investigation, court system bail reform, firearms, regional SWAT and canine – other activity includes criminal mischief investigation, downtown foot patrols through Christmas Eve and assistance with an active burglary investigation in Bay Head; was unable to attend the Beautification Committee Christmas party; no Environmental Commission meeting tomorrow – will pick up in 2017 with Randall Ave; Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Councilman Mayer: not getting anywhere on the State reimbursement for Chapter 159/dunes costs – asked Attorney Riordan to give BA/CFO Riehl suggestions on how to move along the agreement that is stuck in legal; budget schedule came out this week – BA/CFO Riehl is waiting for department requests – will get started in earnest after the New Year; Merry Christmas.

Councilman Migut: no report; Merry Christmas.

Councilman Santanello: Recreation basketball started last week – referees are happy that games were redistributed evenly; employee party is on Thursday, 2-4PM – he will attend; he, Councilman Cortes and BA/CFO Riehl met with a company that does GPS tracking of borough vehicles – spoke to other towns who use it – protects employees when resident says a street sweeper or snow plow scraped his car and the Borough can prove the vehicle wasn't on the street – helps Borough track idle vehicles and those that are not where they should be – geo-fence can be put around the town, so we know when vehicles leave (Mayor Reid: asked if he talked about putting GPS on the trolley) doable – they can work with the mobile app people – didn't discuss cost – they say it pays for itself by cutting down on idling and there are no legal challenges/no expectation of privacy on the job – lot of employees (not necessarily in PPB) will get out of a truck on a cold day and leave it running during lunch – Woodbridge cut its gas bill by 20% in the first year by eliminating the idling – Kudos to BA/CFO Riehl, who came across these guys at the convention; Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Mayor Reid: Antrim toy drive went well – thanked all – over 100 toys – recommends going to the Presbyterian Church annex to see all the toys; met with Chamber and Councilman Vogel about how to bring people to town January-March, a tough time for businesses; Thursday is the last night that stores will be open late – asked all to use their Shop Local cards and keep money in town; attended the Beautification Committee meeting at Dave Cavagnaro's house – thanked them – downtown looks great – also thanked DPW for that; met with advanced 6th-8th graders about the mobile app – they will create an icon to prepare residents for emergencies – will have them present at the January 17th Council Meeting – will take something from each presentation for the app and Facebook; Reorganization meeting is January 1st at noon – all are invited to Martell’s after; Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy Holidays.

BA/CFO Riehl: no report.

The Clerk announced additions/revisions to the agenda.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION BEGAN AT 7:50PM.

Dave Cavagnaro, PPB: asked about 1y.
Councilman Toohey: met at Gordon’s Surf Shop last week about a skate park – want to avoid past mistakes – Counsel and Councilman Vogel spoke out against Pleasure Park as a prime location – still on the list, but they’ve looked at other locations – spoke with Borough Engineer – lot of misconceptions – invited Andrew Neithe, PPB and Matt Danza, Pt. Pleasant, to address.
Mr. Neithe & Mr. Danza: discussed alternate skate park locations – Rte 35/Broadway (Rickover Park – State owned), empty lot on Channel/Baltimore, west end of Inlet Dr at Fisherman's monument, eastern part of Little Silver Lake, lot behind Tire Craft (private; Councilman Toohey: east end of Little Silver lot is ours and far away from houses – asked Engineer to look at it – would work – issues with wetlands, CAFRA, DEP and Green Acres – but not insurmountable) would like a concrete park – lot of skateboarders are also surfers – something with a curves and flow, as in Long Branch – aesthetically attractive to the non-skateboarder – will attract all kinds of people to town in the off-season (Mayor Reid: asked if parents would clean the snow there) skateboarders will (Councilman Toohey: cited Sayreville, where community takes ownership of the park, like the Little League – don't want to hand over responsibility to the police and DPW – doesn't have cost at this point – $40-60/sq. ft. – roughly 3,500-sq.-ft. footprint – doesn’t know how much is buildable – will help facilitate a meeting with Recreation and Open Space committees and Councilman Santanello to get buy-in from other parts of the community and open the conversation to possible Open Space funding – will require multiple funding streams; Mayor Reid: asked Engineer Savacool about grants; Engineer Savacool: can apply for Green Acres Development grants – not hopeful – historically go to urban areas; Councilman Toohey: can pursue private funding, capital improvement, bonding, etc.; Mayor Reid: can talk to local businesses; Councilman Toohey: invited questions) distributed photos of a facility in Colonia – usable life for concrete is dozens of years (Councilman Toohey: per the Engineer, would have to build up; Councilman Santanello: asked about liability; Councilman Toohey: statistically, kids recreating at skate parks are safer from injury than at Little League and Pop Warner – different parameters – cognizant of town’s liability – can get numbers from other municipalities – would like kids at meetings and involved in the process – doesn't want to polarize the community as was done at Pleasure Park; Councilman Santanello: St. Peter’s is against this).
John Lane, PPB: spoke out against the skate park.
Vince Castin, PPB: recited his annual Christmas ode.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ENDED AT 8:29PM.

Councilman Cortes: wants input from the departments and other entities on the cable franchise renewal (item 2b) before the public hearing.
Motion by Councilman Toohey to close public participation and approve the items listed below was seconded by Councilman Santanello and carried by roll call vote.
CONSENT RESOLUTION 1:
1a Approval of payment to PPB collector’s account for parking meter credit card fees ($56,655.61)
1b Approval of payment to D. Sweet from BOA escrow accounts
1c Approval of pymt of Pay Cert #1 to M. Woszczak for Inlet Dr Water Svc Replacement ($52,273.14)
1d Approval of payment to Atlantic Tactical for police vests ($6,267.90)
1e Approval of payment to OCUA for 4th quarter 2016 installment ($310,560)
1f Approval of payment to Plainfield Consult Ctr for 27 SLEOII candidate psych screenings ($7,965)
1g Approval of pymt of Pay Cert #4 to Enviroscapes for Lk of the Lillies Shoreline Imp ($1,480.43)
1h Approval of pymt to Brick Cardiovascular for 30 SLEOII candidate cardio stress tests ($7,500)
1i Approval of payment to BTMUA for November bulk water usage ($60,700.53)
1j Approval of 9 taxi vehicle licenses for Mantoloking Taxi
1k Approval of payment to Galvin Law Firm from BOA escrow accounts
1l Approval of payment to SAMR Inc for e-waste recycling removal ($3,111.25)
1m Appointment of P. DiGiore as Rec Basketball Referee
1n Authorization for R. Kirwan to proceed with appraisal services for 1706 Beacon Ln
1o Approval of payment of Payroll #25 ($246,556.58)
1p Approval of payment to Riggins for gasoline & diesel fuel for DPW ($14,059.85)
1q Approval of payment to T&M Assoc from BOA & Developer escrow accounts
1r Approval of 3 W/S adjustments
1s Retroactive designation of BAN as qualified tax exempt obligation
1t Acknowledgement of CFO’s reports on BAN sales
1u Approval of payment to Meridian OCC Health for 30 SLEOII candidate physicals ($8,250)
1v Approval of PO to NJ Bus Syst for police security camera/upgrades at Broadway & Bdwlk ($13,752)
1w Approval of PO to Stalker Radar for police antenna radar systems ($6,151)
1x Approval of payment to ADP for payroll processing fees ($2,502.06)
1y Approval of transfer of funds between 2016 Budget accounts
1z Approval of Emergency Appropriation – W/S BTMUA Expenses ($335K)
CONSENT RESOLUTION 2:
2a Approval of ABC Social Affair Permit Application for Chamber Beers on Boards event, 3/25/17
2b Establishment & auth to advertise cable franchise renewal public hearing date of 2/21/17 at 6:30PM
2c Approval of curb cuts at 205 Seymour (13’), 335-337 River (18’) & 111 Central (conditioned that detached building never be used as garage & curb cut on left be removed) – PER DH MEMOS
2d Award of contract to Bird Construction for bulkhead/sinkhole repair ($10,100) – PER DH MEMOS
CONSENT RESOLUTION 3:
3a Approval of payment to Fire & Safety Svcs for Fire Co No 2 vehicle maintenance/repairs ($3,461)
3b Approval of PO to Continental Fire & Safety for Fire Co No 2 gear ($3,094.35)
3c Approval of payment to Fireflow Svcs for Fire Dept pump/hose/ladder testing ($4,044.10)
3d Approval of membership of J. Howell in Ocean Fire Company No 1
3e Approval of payment of computer-generated vouchers ($675,601.68)
RESOLUTION 4: Authorization to renew contract between the State PBA and the Borough through 2019
(CLOSED SESSION ITEM)
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel (except 1y,3a,3b,3c,3d, 4), Cortes, Mayer, Toohey, Migut (except 3b,3c,3d),
Santanello….YEA
Councilman Vogel (1y)….NAY
Councilmen Vogel (3a,3b,3c,3d, 4), Migut (3b,3c,3d)….ABSTAIN
Per Borough Attorney, assume usual abstentions on item 3e with which Council has conflicts.

ORDINANCES:

Ordinance 2016-19 (Amend Salary Ordinance) was considered on second reading. Mayor Reid opened the public hearing.
Motion by Councilman Mayer to close the public hearing and adopt Ordinance 2016-19 on second reading was seconded by Councilman Migut and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Councilmen Cortes, Mayer, Toohey, Migut, Santanello….YEA
Councilman Vogel….ABSTAIN

Ordinance 2016-20 (Amend Policy Salary Ordinance) was considered on second reading. Mayor Reid opened the public hearing.
Motion by Councilman Migut to close the public hearing and adopt Ordinance 2016-20 on second reading was seconded by Councilman Toohey and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Councilmen Cortes, Mayer, Toohey, Migut, Santanello….YEA
Councilman Vogel….ABSTAIN

Ordinance 2016-21 (Increase Fees for Private Parking Lot Licenses), with stepped fee phase-in, was considered on second reading. Mayor Reid opened the public hearing.
Motion by Councilman Migut to close the public hearing and adopt Ordinance 2016-21 on second reading was seconded by Councilman Santanello and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Mayer, Toohey, Migut, Santanello….YEA

Ordinance 2016-22 (Amend Development Ord to Remove Ambiguity) was considered on second reading. Mayor Reid opened the public hearing.
Motion by Councilman Migut to close the public hearing and adopt Ordinance 2016-22 on second reading was seconded by Councilman Vogel and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Mayer, Toohey, Migut, Santanello….YEA

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION BEGAN AT 8:34PM.

Dave Cavagnaro, PPB: suggested Borough stop paying electric bill, so light outages will be fixed (Mayor Reid: he will take care of it); thanked Council for compliments on Christmas lighting – complained about vandalism of decorations for the second time at the triangle.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ENDED AT 8:38PM.

Motion to adjourn by Councilman Vogel was seconded by Councilman Toohey and carried by consent of Council. Meeting was adjourned at 8:38PM.

ATTEST:__________________________________
Eileen A. Farrell, RMC
Municipal


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