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April 18, 2017

Council Meeting Minutes

Mayor Reid called the meeting to order at 7:31PM. Also present were Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Mayer, Migut, Toohey and Santanello. The Municipal Clerk read the notice indicating compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act.

FLAG SALUTE & INVOCATION

Motion by Councilman Migut to approve the April 4, 2017 Council meeting minutes was seconded by Councilman Santanello and carried by consent of Council (Councilman Toohey abstained – all others in favor).

Motion by Councilman Santanello to approve the items listed below was seconded by Councilman Mayer and carried by roll call vote.
CONSENT RESOLUTION 1:
1a Appointment of M. Duffy to the position of Police Lieutenant, effective 4/18/17
& authorization for Clerk to certify same with the NJ CSC through disposition of cert list
1b Appointment of G. Quaglia to the position of Police Lieutenant, effective 4/18/17
& authorization for Clerk to certify same with the NJ CSC through disposition of cert list
1c Appointment of R. Kowalewski to the position of Police Sergeant, effective 4/18/17
& authorization for Clerk to certify same with the NJ CSC through disposition of cert list
1d Appointment of C. Daniel to the position of Police Sergeant, effective 4/18/17
& authorization for Clerk to certify same with the NJ CSC through disposition of cert list
VOTE: Councilmen Cortes, Mayer, Toohey, Migut, Santanello….YEA
Councilman Vogel….ABSTAIN

OATHS OF OFFICE:
a Lieutenant Matthew Duffy – Administered by Municipal Clerk
b Lieutenant Gerald Quaglia – Administered by Municipal Clerk
c Sergeant Robert Kowalewski – Administered by Municipal Clerk
d Sergeant Clinton Daniel – Administered by his sister, Esther Daniel, Esq.

Chief Michigan: congratulated all the appointees – welcomed the families and friends – thanked Mayor & Council for acting on his suggestions and making these appointments – these individuals are among the department’s most outstanding officers and are true leaders.

MAYOR REID CALLED A 5-MINUTE RECESS

DEPARTMENT HEAD MEMOS:
a ZO Petrillo RE:
1 Request for temporary home (trailer) and fence at 41, 41A & 43 Inlet Drive, May-Oct. (per BA/CFO Riehl, ZO Petrillo does not recommend this – Councilman Cortes read from the ordinance that prohibits parking of trailers) – NO ACTION.
2 Request for curb cut at 311 River Avenue (Councilman Cortes: agrees with ZO Petrillo – 20', angled and encroaching over the 5' setback, for safety reasons – unique circumstance (Chief Michigan: will direct police to more actively enforce) – APPROVAL ADDED AS 4F.
3 Request for waiver of 3 tree bonds for St. Peter’s Church (Councilman Vogel: trees were removed with a permit, on an emergent basis – spoke with Father Bob – will meet with the Shade Tree Commission to select a tree to plant at Silver Lake on Arbor Day; Mayor Reid: three trees are down – were very dangerous – experts said they were dead – in lieu of bonds, they'll do plantings) – APPROVAL ADDED AS 4G.
b Clerk Farrell RE: State Issued ABC License to Sharrott Winery for Winery Outlet/Salesroom at Arugula (Councilman Vogel: east of Ocean Avenue, which violates an ordinance; Mayor Reid: restaurant was hit hard by Sandy – not up to Borough to issue; Attorney Riordan: appropriate to point out the ordinance to the ABC – ABC is free to ignore or defer to the Governing Body – ordinance doesn't prevent State from issuing; Councilman Toohey: another step closer to a bar; Chief Michigan: sees no problem with it) – AUTHORIZATION TO ADVISE ABC THAT GOVERNING BODY HAS NO OBJECTION TO ISSUING OF THE LICENSE ADDED AS 6.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Councilman Vogel: the barrel ride at the park is broken (Mayor Reid: also, a swing needs a strap – excited about swing set on the agenda for approval, which accommodate parents and babies); spoke about potholes on Yale and Baltimore (BA/CFO Riehl: will be paved during Harvard Avenue paving in May); asked about Shade Tree Commission members filing Financial Disclosure Statements; asked about COAH Counsel appointment – RFPs are important – doesn't understand why that process wasn’t followed – no land use boards were involved and no scope of work (Attorney Riordan: re-iterated explanation from last meeting) would like a better handle on managing the expenses (Attorney Riordan: this will help keep legal fees to a minimum).

Councilman Cortes: bath house construction is wrapping up and it’s looking good; watched the Inlet breach repair – water still coming in – lost about 200 cubic yards of sand (BA/CFO Riehl: per Engineer and DPW Superintendent, they can manufacture a cover out of metal street signs to keep the water from coming in – will need to rent equipment to come in with fill – lot of metal and debris – tiebacks are exposed; Mayor Reid: meeting with DEP Commissioner on Thursday; BA/CFO Riehl: plan is to make it pedestrian-safe – won’t be able to stand and fish there; Attorney Riordan: asked about caution tape: BA/CFO Riehl: keeps coming down and draws people to the area; Mayor Reid: need something there – old boards are exposed; Councilman Vogel: suggested snow fencing; BA/CFO Riehl: have dune fencing; Mayor Reid: need to see about reimbursement; Councilman Toohey: asked that tides be taken into consideration with the repair) windmill spins but the bearings are shot – it's broken (Councilman Toohey: Open Space has expressed interest in removing it during the Loughran Point revitalization) Harvard Avenue paving will start in May 15th and will take care of potholes – hopes to be done before summer; NJ Transit is replacing the crossing at Sea Avenue/Route 35 – will be closed for one week, 24/7, starting on the 20th – detour will be set up (BA/CFO Riehl: will be closed from 7AM on 20th until 7PM on the 27th; (Councilman Vogel: asked about sign boards indicating that businesses are still open there) Beautification Committee has been planting; there is an Environmental Commission meeting tomorrow night – thanked BA/CFO Riehl and DPW for getting benches installed by the lake – recycling containers and bike racks are needed at the street ends.

Councilman Mayer: budget hearing is tonight – Brian Logan from Suplee Clooney is in attendance; Chairman Sloan of the Non-resident Taxpayer Advisory Committee asked that Council attend their June 10th annual meeting at Antrim School; Financial Disclosure Statements are due by April 30th; Open Space is interested in acquiring property surrounding the Little League field.

Councilman Toohey: thanked BA/CFO Riehl for responding to resident water concerns; Board of Fire Officers meets next Wednesday – will report back after that – fire members appreciate that they have been well represented through the budget process.

Councilman Migut: reiterated the details of the Animal Welfare Committee fundraiser (Councilman Toohey stepped out briefly); the Planning Board will consider an application from Marlin’s Bar & Grill for a deck for outdoor service – would ask that the Mayor send a note to Planning Board Clerk Mills to add to their agenda that Chairman Ammirata appoint three voting members to the Master Plan Subcommittee.

Councilman Santanello: the Easter Egg Hunt was last Saturday – went well – lots of kids (Mayor Reid: it was bigger than last year – amazing time); next Monday is the Recreation Committee meeting – meeting with the two directors; the Little League building has been re-sided and looks fantastic – the parade is this Saturday – always an exciting day – the Mayor is throwing out the first pitch (Councilman Toohey returned and Councilman Migut stepped out briefly; Mayor Reid: the field looks great – anonymous donor – no money out of taxpayers' pockets) a private/public partnership; there is a new art display in Borough Hall – Carole Carr's paintings are in the Council Chambers – she has been teaching art for years – her daughter, Kim Carr's, artwork is in the hallway; SLEOs have finished formal training and will do in-service training with Lieutenants Duffy & Quaglia – continued police training in canine activities, firearms, first aid, blood borne pathogens, use of force, pursuit and domestic violence – have been recent arrests for DWI, possession of heroin, simple assault and disorderly conduct – still participating in the You Drive-You Text-You Pay initiative under the National Highway Safety Grant – extra officers on the Boardwalk this past weekend – on behalf of Chief Michigan, thanked the Governing Body, Municipal Clerk, Borough Administrator and Borough Attorney for their support of tonight’s police promotions.

Mayor Reid: all the Borough’s boards and committees work hard to make PPB look great – appreciates all they do; Little League building looks great; the Carrs are a major family in PPB – always involved in art – nice to see pics here; boat race is coming up – posters will be coming – is meeting with the race committee tomorrow – hopes to have boats throughout the town – looking forward to hearing from Curt Leach (about the new bath house business) – looks forward to what he has to offer – after his walks and bike rides, will be stopping there for breakfast; Easter Parade was amazing – was like a July 4th weekend – he judged the parade – winner was dressed as “Miss America 1920.”

Councilman Vogel: asked BA/CFO Riehl to schedule algae spraying.

BA/CFO Riehl: will be a meeting next week with the parking machine company about the logistics of paying-by-phone – can use the machines we have now.

The Municipal Clerk announced additions to the agenda.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION BEGAN AT 8:38PM.

Vince Castin, PPB: asked if the dead tree on Chicago by the lake is coming down; fence at Inlet would be better than tape; asked if Borough’s Randall Avenue property can be spruced up and about 3i.
Dave Cavagnaro, PPB: asked about item 3z; opposes the winery license.

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

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ENDED AT 8:47PM.

RESOLUTION 2A: Authorization for 2017 Municipal Budget to be read by title
Motion by Councilman Mayer to approve RESOLUTION 2A was seconded by Councilman Cortes and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Mayer, Toohey, Migut, Santanello….YEA

RESOLUTION 2B: Second Reading/Public Hearing 2017 Municipal Budget
Motion by Councilman Mayer to open the public hearing was seconded by Councilman Santanello and approved by consent of Council.
BA/CFO Riehl: $14.9M budget – $8,223,000 to be raised by taxation – $190,900.00 over last year’s amount to be raised – just less than a penny – 1.72% increase – $48.81/year increase on an average assessed house of $697,000.00 – under the 2% levy cap by roughly $53K.
Councilman Mayer: BA/CFO Riehl made hundreds of decisions and did a great job – tax appeals are pending (BA/CFO Riehl: most significant increase) no Water/Sewer money coming into this budget – it's conservative – smaller tax increase would’ve jeopardized next year – may be able to defer CDL loan and pay it over 5 years – can't generate surplus anymore – have managed not to hit the reserve for school taxes – been very interesting – BA/CFO Riehl has taught him a lot.
Mayor Reid: Ocean County mayors were told they were not going to have to pay back the CDL – will be talking to Legislators and Congressmen about it.
Councilman Mayer: Budget, including Water/Sewer is $18.7 Million and BA/CFO Riehl also collects taxes for the County and the School.
Dave Cavagnaro, PPB: asked about Sheet 13/Legal Expenses – asked if money added is reflected here and if number covers all expenses – asked about legal fees for contract negotiations.
Brian Logan, Suplee Clooney: also came in well below the appropriations cap by about $881,000.00 – budget has been reviewed by his firm and the State of NJ and has been cleared by the Division of Local Government Services for adoption.
Mayor Reid: appreciates the hard work and expertise of the Finance Committee.
Motion by Councilman Mayer to adopt RESOLUTION 2B was seconded by Councilman Santanello and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Mayer, Toohey, Migut, Santanello….YEA

Councilman Cortes: asked Greg Cox, Historic Preservation Commission to speak about item 3j (Greg Cox: trying to catalogue important structures – described the recommended properties, explained he selection process and some of the criteria considered and offered ideas of what can be done with the information and the recognition – would be great to have the recognized properties as part of the town APP, for walking tours and such – can add information to the tax records for use in making decisions if and when these properties come before the Board of Adjustment – Commission would like to see some sort of ordinance, rewarding people for keeping their properties reflective of their history).

Motion by Councilman Migut to approve the items listed below was seconded by Councilman Santanello and carried by roll call vote.
CONSENT RESOLUTION 3:
3a Approval of PO to Game Time for Expression Swing at Pleasure Park ($4,653.44)
3b Approval of PO to Whirl Construction for installation of Expression Swing ($1,400)
3c Authorization for relief from Noise Ordinance for NJ Transit rail upgrade at Sea Avenue
3d Authorization to adjust salary for F. Millman 2017-2020
3e Authorization for Bond Counsel to draft 2017 bond ordinance
3f Approval of payment of Payroll #7 ($347,865.82) and Payroll #8 ($238,713.95)
3g Approval of payment of 1st quarter State training fees ($6,678)
3h Approval of payment to Newark Brush Company for sweeper brooms for 2017 ($3,019.50)
3i Approval of payment to Vehicle Tracking Solutions for Silent Passenger subscription ($12,894.94)
3j Recognition of 20 historic buildings, as recommended by the Historic Preservation Commission
3k Approval of release of Pl Bd escrow to 6 applicants
3l Approval of payment to Galvin Law Firm from Pl Bd & BOA escrow accounts
3m Authorization to conduct hydrant flushing 4/24 - 5/19 and to advertise in Ocean Star 4/21-5/12
3o Approval of 4 W/S refund, waiver & relief requests
3p Approval of S/E application for Chamber Grand Prix Block Party on 5/19
3q Approval of S/E application for Chamber Grand Prix Parade on 5/20
3r Approval of S/E & ABC SA Permit apps & S/E fee waiver for Rotary 2nd Annual Celebration, 5/20
3s Approval of S/E application for PPB Rec Committee Summertime Surf lessons, week of 6/19
3t Approval of Project Graduation Town-Wide Garage Sale on 6/4
3u Approval of release of road opening bond for 302 Curtis Ave
3v Approval of payment to Tennant Sales & Service for emergency street sweeper repair ($7,393.50)
3w Approval of payment to GRQ Building for repairs to Little League Building ($14,200)
3x Authorization for Attorney to draft ordinance adopting the current Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map as the official map & for the CO to notify FEMA of the Borough’s intent
3y Authorization to award lease of the NJ Ave Bath House/Concession Stand to Whitecaps Coastal Creamery, Point Pleasant, NJ, and to enter into a lease agreement, subject to attorney review
3z Authorization to waive the noise ordinance requirements and allow Jenkinson’s Aquarium to work until 9PM, 7 days/week until the work is complete
CONSENT RESOLUTION 4
4a Approval of payment to Denise Sweet from BOA escrow account
4b Approval of payment to Hunter Technologies for annual Avaya support/maintenance ($2,997)
4c Approval of renewal of IDLife Corporate Wellness Program Agreement for 2017
4d Approval of revised PPB PEF ad copy
4e Authorization for Clerk to advertise that ABC license renewals will be acted upon at 6/20 meeting
4f Approval of curb cut, 311 River Ave, per recommendations of Code Enf - ADDED PER DH MEMO
4g Approval of tree bond waivers (3) for St. Peter’s Church - ADDED PER DH MEMOS
CONSENT RESOLUTION 5:
5a Changes in custodians of police petty cash funds
5b Approval of payment to All Covered for Microsoft Office Exchange 360 for police ($4,209)
5c Approval of PO to This & That Uniforms for 2017 police uniform supplies ($15K)
5d Approval of payment to Plainfield Consult Ctr for 13 pre-employment screenings for PD ($3,835)
5e Approval of payment to Meridian Occ Health for 25 pre-employment physicals for PD ($3,665)
5f Approval of pymt to Connelly-Campion-Wright for BOFO/Rec/Volunteer insurance ($7,169.50)
5g Approval of payment to PAC Industries for laundry equip for Fire Dept turnout gear ($15,309.66)
5h Approval of payment of computer-generated vouchers ($3,301,392.84)
5i Approval of payment to Identifix for police/DPW yearly subscription ($1,428)
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel (except 4d & 5), Cortes, Mayer, Toohey (except 3z), Migut (except 5g),
Santanello….YEA
Councilman Toohey (3z)….NAY
Councilmen Vogel (4d & 5) and Migut (5g)….ABSTAIN
Per Borough Attorney, assume usual abstentions on item 5h with which Council has conflicts.

Motion by Councilman Migut to close public participation and approve the item listed below was seconded by Councilman Santanello and carried by roll call vote.
CONSENT RESOLUTION 6: Authorization for Clerk to inform ABC that Governing Body does not object to issuance of Winery Outlet/Salesroom License to Sharrott Winery for use at Arugula – ADDED PER DH MEMOS
VOTE: Councilmen Mayer, Migut, Santanello, Mayor Reid….YEA
Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Toohey….NAY

ORDINANCES:

Ordinance 2017-07 (Amend Ch. X – Parking Meters & Pay Machines) 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 2017-07 on second reading was seconded by Councilman Vogel and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Mayer, Toohey, Migut, Santanello….YEA

Ordinance 2017-08 (Amend Ch. X11 – State Permit Fees) was considered on second reading. Mayor Reid opened the public hearing with no member of the public wishing to be heard. Motion by Councilman Mayer to close the public hearing and adopt Ordinance 2017-08 on second reading was seconded by Councilman Santanello and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Mayer, Toohey, Migut, Santanello….YEA

Ordinance 2017-09 (Amend Ch. IX, Sched XXI – Handicapped Spaces) was introduced on first reading. Motion by Councilman Migut to approve Ordinance 2017-09 on first reading was seconded by Councilman Vogel and carried by roll call vote. The public hearing will be held on May 2, 1017.
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Mayer, Toohey, Migut, Santanello….YEA

Ordinance 2017-10 (Amend Ch. IX – Issuance of Parking Pass) was introduced on first reading. Motion by Councilman Migut to approve Ordinance 2017-10 on first reading was seconded by Councilman Santanello and carried by roll call vote. The public hearing will be held on May 2, 1017.
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Mayer, Toohey, Migut, Santanello….YEA

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION BEGAN AT 8:15PM.

Curt Leach, PPB: Owner, Whitecaps Coastal Cafe & Beach Club – will rent lockers, maintaining RFP requirements – will be selling beach accoutrements and sundries – aesthetics will include memorabilia, such as a 100-year-old whale vertebrae that washed up in Bay Head, local yearbooks and vintage turntable with record collections – want to recreate the tradition of PPB at its best of times – will service full breakfast, lunch, possibly dinner – thanked all.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ENDED AT 9:21PM.

Motion to adjourn by Councilman Mayer was seconded by Councilman Cortes and carried by consent of Council. Meeting was adjourned at 9:22PM.

ATTEST:__________________________________
Eileen A. Farrell, RMC
Municipal Clerk


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