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May 2, 2017

Council Meeting Minutes

Mayor Reid called the meeting to order at 7:32PM. 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.


The Clerk announced an amendment to the April 18, 2017 Council Meeting minutes. Motion by Councilman Mayer to approve the April 18, 2017 Council meeting minutes, as amended, was seconded by Councilman Migut and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Mayer, Toohey, Migut, Santanello….YEA


Police Chief Michigan: he, Councilman Santanello and Lt. Duffy met with Jenkinson’s about added safety measures to implement in the Boardwalk area – Jenkinson’s took the initiative and ordered 6 bollards/security stanchions for pedestrian safety and to prevent people from driving vehicles up the ramp (gave flyers to the Governing Body) 2 for the foot of Parkway and 4 for Jenkinson’s North parking lot where it meets the Boardwalk (Councilman Migut: asked if the Borough Engineer looked at one to see if would stop a vehicle) no, but spoke to DPW Super., Fire Chief, First Aid Captain and Councilmen Cortes & Santanello – propose putting 3 on the beach access ramp on Broadway – important, in this day and age, to provide an extra layer of security (Mayor Reid: it's great – thanked the Chief and Councilmen) was cleared with the Fire Dept for emergency vehicle access (Councilman Santanello; First Aid Squad will have keys to remove them, if necessary – DWP will install them, ensuring that the garbage vehicle can get up there – would like to add to agenda; BA/CFO Riehl: should get quotes first).


Councilman Vogel: the Lt. Governor had asked about sweeping the bridge, as bike & pedestrian traffic pick up - during work on the bridge, especially last Thursday, it was mind boggling that lanes of traffic were shut down in the morning, with commuters and parents trying to get kids to school – there’s a disconnect – don’t need to be jamming up town, unless it’s emergency repair work – caused a mess and was unnecessary during peak commuting hours; PPB Public Education Foundation (PPBPEF) event honored 25 years – thanked Councilman Mayer, one of the foundation’s founding fathers – have raised $2M to give back to community schools; Chamber is having a Sombrero 5K – will be testing out new course; gave updates from the Shade Tree Committee – they are planting trees on Washington – they were funded by donations to the Shade Tree Trust – Clem Bremer resigned from the commission – has served for 10 years – will honor him at a future meeting.

Councilman Cortes: announced employee anniversaries for May – Gary Siculietano 9 years, Valerie Blauvelt 10, Clint Daniel 16, Kyle Boturla 13, Frank Finn 16, Tracey McCrystal 14, Mary Vola 2, Catherine Bradley 3, Erin Mathioudakis 4, Stephen Roe 5, Kathy Beno 20, Janet Mutter 5, Jason Headley 9, Jarred Popp 10; the Beautification Committee will be hanging small American flags uptown this Saturday – Jacqui Reid is coordinating – they need mulch and the Borough and County don’t have any – asked if DPW would pick it up if the Committee can get it donated (BA/CFO Riehl: certainly); the Environmental Commission had a table at the Boro’s Earth Day on April 23rd – met with Anne Lightburn, who suggested small trees and native shrubs that maintain themselves – she will come up with a nice plan; Councilman Migut had brought up Mayor Hennessy’s years of government and military service – suggested renaming Municipal Way to Dan Hennessy Way; NJ Avenue Bath House is in the final stages; cell tower is up at the lot; had to ask fisherman to move away from the Inlet breach – helped Officer Spader put out caution tape there; there is new soil testing at the Seacoast Oil site; bike racks are out; the railroad crossing at Route 35 is smooth after repair; (Councilman Mayer brought up a security camera at the Bath House – asked Chief Michigan if cameras are budgeted anywhere in town; BA/CFO Riehl: camera was not in the scope of work – had anticipated having a camera there; Chief Michigan: will meet with BA/CFO Riehl about it; Councilman Mayer: suggested a camera pointed north up the Boardwalk).

Councilman Mayer: he and Councilman Santanello have been talking about the dissolution of the Parking Authority – has drafted a couple of ordinances – one for dissolution and one for creating a Parking Services Agency, and a resolution authorizing the Local Finance Board application – would like to add to agenda authorization for the Attorney to do a final review of the ordinances and LFB resolution for introduction at the May 16th meeting (add as 1dd); thanked Chris for working on the Refunding Bond Resolution/item 1t (refunds the 2017 B bonds and generates $117K present value savings – a good deal) there are 2 bond ordinances on the agenda – the capital budget leads to this – appropriates a lot of money for a variety of projects including the water meter project (BA/CFO Riehl: up to $1M of the water/sewer project should be funded through the EIT) reminded all of the Non-resident Taxpayer Advisory Committee meeting on June 10th – Chairman Sloan has asked that the Governing Body attend (Chief Michigan and Mayor will attend as well) thanked the Point Pleasant Beach Public Education Foundation – had a nice dinner and raised $2M for a variety of projects, including a robot.

Councilman Toohey: asked BA/CFO Riehl who runs the Summer Park Program and for their contact information – has an idea for a program – Board of Fire Officers met last week – a lot of houses are coming down – presents a great opportunity for fire training – suggested an incentive for owners who choose to allow their houses to be used for this purpose – will speak with the Building Department (Mayor Reid: speak to CO Gardner); Open Space is hoping the timeline for revitalizing the Inlet area will be moved up, due to the Mayor’s work on the Inlet breach; Seaside Heights has new beach ordinances– should look at what PPB has – Councilman Vogel has spoken to Jay at Aqua Serve – municipal beach rules should mirror those at the north end of town – should limit tents, cooler size, anything that incentivizes people to camp out for a long time and have a party (Councilman Migut: Jenkinson’s adopted Seaside's rules; authorization for Attorney to draft a beach equipment ordinance was added as item 1ee) he and Councilman Vogel met with School Superintendent Smith and Dr. Savage – discussed the Special Resource Officer – wants to get the ball rolling, as that contract is coming up in 2018 – the school district approached him and Councilman Vogel, asking that the bill for the fuel station be spread out over a couple of years – they agreed, but not sure how that works (Councilman Vogel: they talked about the strong working relationship, sharing equipment where it’s mutually beneficial – very positive rapport between the School Board and the town).

Councilman Migut: attended a seminar with Board of Adjustment member Reilly for experience Planning and Zoning Board members – Attorney Galvin was an instructor – lot of questions from shore towns about redevelopment – they are gearing up and are PPB’s competition – must keep an eye on what they are doing – many Planning Board members are interested in serving on the Master Plan Review Subcommittee – recommended that the Mayor request the appointment of himself, Chairman Ammirata and Pete Ritchings, the longest-serving members – discussed Seth Sloan as non-resident taxpayer presence – has reached out to another member of the public, who has not yet gotten back to him – Planning Board will approve the resolution tomorrow; asked BA/CFO Riehl to let DPW Super. Trout know that there is a pothole on the corner of Elizabeth Ave & St Louis; read in the paper that Asbury Park partnered with a private entity to offer free public Wi-Fi on the beach and will offer controlled public bonfires on the beach – they are catering to tourists and PPB is in competition with these towns (Mayor Reid: received a call from Carol Vaccaro at the Chamber about free Wi-Fi).

Councilman Santanello: Recreation Committee approvals are on the agenda – will have 2 co-directors, paid the same as the director was last year – eliminating 2 assistants will save $450.00 – Summer Program will run June 26th-August 4th, 9AM-12PM with 3 registration sessions – $225/child – $250 after registration, open to grades K-8; spoke about Fire training on houses – was done on his old house – can’t recommend it enough; Police Committee met this morning – he, Councilman Cortes, the Chief and 2 Lieutenants – they have the Civil Service list for hiring – are short 2 officers due to retirements – Chief will be working on that list with Labor Counsel to ensure everything is done the way it’s supposed to be (Councilman Migut: stepped out) vehicles are in poor condition need repair – Lieutenants Duffy and Quaglia are planning the patrols for special events – will be a full staff of officers for boat race weekend, as Special Officers will graduate the Academy the Tuesday before – Chief Michigan is reaching out to the Sherriff’s Dept for assistance with manpower at special events – they’ve been very willing to help; new Special and Parking Enforcement Officers continue training under the direction of Lt. Duffy and Lt. Quaglia, who have really dived right in – exciting to see the new leadership – recent training includes canine training with the White Sands offering their facilities this past Thursday, recertification and SWAT, arrests include DWI, possession of heroin, simple assault, burglary, criminal trespass and secondary theft – will be additional patrols on the weekends – a resident recently personally thanked the Chief and the dept for checking his home while he was away this winter – his neighbors had positive comments about the police presence while he was gone and he was very appreciative of their service.

Mayor Reid: he and Councilman Vogel attended Mr. Tomaino’s funeral – he was a fixture in PPB – everyone who grew up here got their shoes from him – he supported children – Father Bob did a nice job, as he knew him very well; there is a hole in the Inlet wall again – brittle aluminum broke off the steel wall – met with Engineer Savacool and the contractor and said PPB will take care of this – can’t wait on the DEP any longer – DEP Commissioner called him after reading his interview with The Star Ledger – have a very good relationship with DEP – Commissioner told his staff to make it a priority – they will be taking the lead on it now – not waiting until the end of this year – on Thursday, he is meeting with Engineer Savacool and the Army Corps of Engineers, as the cement wall is Federal property – will talk about how PPB ties into that – exciting that things are moving – Loughran's Point will have to come down and be stored at DPW – windmill will not go back up; he is also a founding member of PPBPEF; there is a boat race committee meeting tomorrow at 7:30PM – sponsors are stepping up – met with the Chief – all in good shape – pray for nice weather – will be more and bigger boats this year – Rotary is excited about it – should all be there on Thursday to meet the racers; is working again this year with Feeling Swell on Christmas gifts and turkeys – they will be raising funds for the critical unit at Hovnanian Children’s Hospital – band will lead the parade again this year – the racers are very excited about the band – first race is at 12PM (Councilman Cortes: remembered how Orlo Jenkinson would track the races, years ago, when boats went out to Fire Island and standings would be called in from a helicopter); wants to bring rocking chairs back, with Adirondack chairs and benches – met with someone who will donate money toward the rocking chairs – will have some by summer at the Inlet, Bath House area, etc.

BA/CFO Riehl: Coast Guard Changing of Command ceremony is Friday at 11AM – will suspend parking in the area – Mayor Reid will be there; NJDOT has requested to begin work on the Atlantic Ave crossing the last week of June – told them no – asked that they come in early June to be finished by mid-June; was notified that PPB received $290K in NJDOT funding for the second half of Parkway – a total of $540K for both sections; implemented Pay-by-Cell parking plan to be utilized in the pay-by-space/by number areas – can download the App on your phone, enter credit card information, plate number and space number – can add time and pay from anywhere – literature will be available (Mayor Reid: asked that it be in Silver Lake lot next year – it’s a great thing) needs to speak to Chief about logistics; had a walkthrough at the Bath House – is substantially complete – meeting with tenant tomorrow to sign the lease (Councilman Cortes: 94.3 The Point radio station had a Facebook article, listing PPB as among the best places in America for a weekend getaway – nice to read headlines like that; Mayor Reid: read an article today that said PPB is a most underrated town; 2 trolleys will start service on July 4th weekend –many businesses want to advertise on them (BA/CFO Riehl: will be cell phone on trolley so people can call and see where it is – there will be a number at each trolley stop; was honored to attend a JCPL pancake breakfast fundraiser –– he suggested they donate to St Gregory's Pantry and took them on a tour there – they were very happy).

The Municipal Clerk announced additions to the agenda.


Dave Cavagnaro, PPB: asked about item 1aa and about the Shade Tree plantings.
Vince Castin, PPB: asked about item 1c; wrong that a smoke shop is opening 3 doors down from Nobles; asked about education cost/student; thanked Councilman Santanello for weekly newsletter.


Motion by Councilman Vogel to close public participation and approve the items listed below was seconded by Councilman Migut and carried by roll call vote.
1a Designation of BAN dated 4/2/17 as a Qualified Tax-Exempt Obligation, pursuant to IRS code
1b Approval of payment to R.T. Davies for pruning vegetation at Borough Hall ($3,900)
1c Approval of payment to Devo & Assoc for parking meter displays ($10,198.35)
1d Appointment of D. Bodine-Vazquez to the Rec Committee
1e Approval of PPB Rec Cmte S/E Application for Summer Park Program, 6/26-8/4
1f Authorization for Rec Cmte to hold Summer Park registration at Antrim School on 5/8, and at Pleasure Park on 5/20 & 6/30, and for this to be advertised
1g Appointments of R. Maloney, PP & V. Fioretti, PPB as Rec Summer Camp Co-Directors
1h Approval of payment to Bird Marine Construction for Inlet Dr Emergency Bulkhead Repair ($42K)
1i Approval of pymt to Barlo Governale for bath house construction admin svcs thru 3/31 ($10,281.25)
1j Approval of payment to M. Woszczak for emergency water main repair ($21,381.78)
1k Approval of payment to Taylor Communications for electronic PATS tickets ($2,811.60)
1l Approval of payment of Payroll #9 ($238,295.75)
1m Approval of payment to OCUA for 2nd quarter sewerage payments ($305,707.50)
1n Approval of payment to BTMUA for March bulk water usage ($57,608.31)
1o Approval of payment to OCJIF for 2nd installment ($252,009.58)
1p Approval of payment to the State of NJ for employee & retiree health benefits for May ($144,612.25)
1q Approval of payment to D. Sweet from Pl Bd escrow account ($200)
1r Approval of release of dumpster bond for 7 Zilai Row ($250)
1s Approval of ABC Social Affair App for Elks Fluke Tournament, 7/21 & 7/22 (rain date 7/23)
1t Refunding Bond Ordinance Resolution
1u Recognition of Municipal Clerks Week, May 7-13, 2017
1v Authorization to advertise for a P/T Seasonal Data Entry/Filing Office Asst. for the Court
1w Approval of St. Mary’s S/E application, with S/E fee waiver, to sell raffle tickets on Bdwk, 7/5-8/30
1x Approval of Arc of NJ’s S/E application to place an information table on the Boardwalk, 7/14
1y Approval of payment to All Points for Water Quality Report & postage ($3,110.94)
1z Approval of payment of Pay Cert #3 to Altec Bldg Syst for Bath House rehab work ($146,663.66)
1aa Approval of ABC Social Affair App for Southside Marina Mako Mania Tournament, 6/23
1bb Award of contract to Journey Contracting for municipal bldg roof repair ($120,668)
1cc PO to Turbo Electric for band shell lights & receptacles ($3,950.00)
1dd Authorization for Attorney to do a final review of ordinances & resolution for dissolution of the Parking Authority, for introduction on 5/16– ADDED PER CMTE RPTS
1ee Authorization for Attorney to draft a beach equipment ordinance – ADDED PER CMTE RPTS
2a Appointment of 11 Seasonal Parking Enf Officers & 2 P/T Seasonal Communications Operators
2b Approval of PO to Fire & Safety Svcs for Fire Company No. 2 truck servicing & repair ($12K)
2c Appointment of C. Daniel to replace R. Dikun as RAD Officer on LEPC
2d Approval of payment to NJ Business Systems for PD video security at Inlet restrooms ($14,995)
2e Approval of payment of computer-generated vouchers ($773,054.66)
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel (except 2), Cortes, Mayer, Toohey, Migut (except 2b),
Santanello (except 1b & 1aa)….YEA
Councilman Vogel (2), Migut (2b), Santanello (1b & 1aa)….ABSTAIN
Per Borough Attorney, assume usual abstentions on item 2e with which Council has conflicts.


Ordinance 2017-09 (Amend Ch. IX, Sched XXI – Handicapped Spaces) was considered on second reading. Motion by Councilman Migut to close the public hearing and adopt Ordinance 2017-09 was seconded by Councilman Vogel and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Mayer, Toohey, Migut, Santanello….YEA

Ordinance 2017-10 (Amend Ch. IX – Issuance of Parking Pass) was considered on second reading. Motion by Councilman Migut to close the public hearing and adopt Ordinance 2017-10 was seconded by Councilman Santanello and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Mayer, Toohey, Migut, Santanello….YEA

Ordinance 2017-11 (Multi-Purpose Bond) was introduced on first reading. Motion by Councilman Mayer to approve ordinance 2017-11 on first reading was seconded by Councilman Santanello and carried by roll call vote. The public hearing will held on May 16, 2017.
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Mayer, Toohey, Migut, Santanello….YEA

Ordinance 2017-12 (Water/Sewer Utility Bond) was introduced on first reading. Motion by Councilman Vogel to approve ordinance 2017-12 on first reading was seconded by Councilman Cortes and carried by roll call vote. The public hearing will held on May 16, 2017.
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Mayer, Toohey, Migut, Santanello….YEA

Motion by Councilman Mayer to approve the items listed below was seconded by Councilman Migut and carried by roll call vote.
RESOLUTION 3: Passage of Ordinance 2017-11 & authorization for Clerk to publish notice of introduction and time & place of public hearing
RESOLUTION 4: Passage of Ordinance 2017-12 & authorization for Clerk to publish notice of introduction and time & place of public hearing
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Mayer, Toohey, Migut, Santanello….YEA


Bob Maloney, PPB: had asked about the sewers on Ocean Ave last year – Central Ave gets backed up during every storm – no storm drain.
Dave Cavagnaro, PPB: lights have been out for 6 months on Central & Baltimore and on Parkway – suggested not paying bill until all lights are on – spoke to Mr. Meehan at JCPL 6 weeks ago, who said he put a rush on it – also e-mailed information to the Mayor; asked about water on Randall Avenue and the valve; people who volunteer houses for Fire training should ensure it can be demolished soon after.


Motion to adjourn by Councilman Migut was seconded by Councilman Toohey and carried by consent of Council. Meeting was adjourned at 8:49PM.

Eileen A. Farrell, RMC
Municipal Clerk

Published May17, 2017 | Council Minutes | 2562

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