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June 20, 2017

Council Meeting Minutes

Mayor Reid called the meeting to order at 6:33PM. Present were Councilmen Cortes, Mayer, and Santanello. Councilman Toohey arrived at 6:34PM. Councilmen Vogel and Migut arrived after Executive Session. The Municipal Clerk read the notice indicating compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act: “Adequate notice of the time and place of this meeting was given under the provisions of the Open Public Meetings Act and was posted and sent to the officially designated newspapers in compliance with the law.” The Governing Body reserves its right to amend and supplement the purposes of executive session by motion at the public meeting.

The Municipal Clerk read the Resolution for Executive Session: “Whereas, Section 8 of the Open Public Meetings Act permits the exclusion of the public from a meeting in certain circumstances; and whereas, this governing body is of the opinion that such circumstances presently exist. now, therefore, be it resolved by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Point Pleasant Beach, County of Ocean and State of New Jersey, as follows: the public shall be excluded from discussions concerning the hereinafter specified subject matter; the general nature of the subject matter discussed is as follows: one Personnel Matter (Teamsters Union) and one Contractual Matter. It is anticipated that the subject matter discussed may be made public upon its conclusion or final disposition.”
Motion by Councilman Mayer to enter Executive Session was seconded by Councilman Toohey and carried by consent of Council.

CLOSED SESSION BEGAN AT 6:35PM AND ENDED AT 7:21PM

Mayor Reid called the regular meeting to order at 7:29PM. 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

Motion by Councilman Mayer to approve the May 30, 2017 Council meeting minutes was seconded by Councilman Vogel and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Mayer, Toohey, Migut, Santanello….YEA

Motion by Councilman Mayer to approve the items listed below was seconded by Councilman Santanello and carried by roll call vote.
CONSENT RESOLUTION 1:
1a Appointment of Michael J. Gatnarek to the position of Police Officer effective 6/20/17 & authorization for the Clerk to certify same with the NJ CSC through disposition of cert list
1b Appointment of Bryan V. Benites to the position of Police Officer effective 6/20/17 & authorization for the 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 Michael J. Gatnarek, Police Officer – Administered by Municipal Clerk Farrell
b Bryan V. Benites, Police Officer – Administered by Municipal Clerk Farrell
Chief Michigan: Mike Gatnarek was already part of the family as a full-time Communications Operator – did an outstanding job – started with PPB in 2011 as a Class I Officer and moved up to Class II – fortunate to have him – welcomed him to his new position; Bryan Benites worked as a Parking Enforcement and Class II Officer in PPB, then as a full-time Officer for Raritan – a PPBHS graduate, born and raised in PPB, bilingual, just got married on Friday and is expecting his first child – welcomed and congratulated him.

DEPARTMENT HEAD MEMO/DISCUSSION:
a ZO Petrillo RE Curb Cut Request at 213 Central Avenue: Councilman Cortes agrees with ZO Petrillo – will lose one space – approval as recommended by ZO Petrillo added as item 4f.

b Councilman Santanello RE Safe Meeting Space: when conducting eBay© and craigslist® transactions, you don’t know who you are dealing with – local towns have a Safe Space by or in their Police Departments for residents to conduct such transactions (Chief Michigan: great idea – would give residents peace of mind and sense of safety – under monitored video surveillance – would need to give up two parking spots on the side of headquarters) not enough space here to do inside – great benefit for residents – no Council approval needed.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Councilman Vogel: confirmed that more paving will be done on Yale and Baltimore; signage in Pleasure Park about a youth soccer program, not sponsored by PPB, needs to come down; pedestrian crossing signs are needed at Delaware Ave; thanked Patty Kile for helping with lights out at Pleasure Park; was contacted by the person who donated the Inlet windmill – he is willing to pay for repairs.

Councilman Cortes: acknowledged employee anniversaries for June – Christie Glass 2 years, Linda Criqui 4, Joe Felita 32, Jack Johnston 12, Joe Pizza 37, John Trout 31, Brian Spader 17, Paul Mueller 19, Eric Sudia 9 and Elaine Petrillo 30; Beautification Committee received recommendations from Bay Head Landscaping and Nursery for the River Ave Garden – Committee has $600 budgeted for it; invited all to eat at Whitecaps and bring their records to play on the turntable; requested authorization for Turbo Electric to change electrical phases at Sea Coast Oil property, at a cost of $2,200 – added as item 4g – then, poles can be removed – spoke to Engineer Savacool about unused water tanks that need to come down – there is a problem with sloping concrete and valves that need to be capped; a second coat of paving is needed on Harvard Ave – that’s why the manholes are sticking out there – Yale will be next; Environmental Commission came up with vegetation planting idea for the west side of the Municipal Building – tree stump removal is in the works.

Councilman Mayer: third quarter temporary tax bills are on the agenda as item 3u – resolution needs to be re-worded as such – explained the estimated billing process and thanked BA/CFO Riehl for working on it; PPB gets recycling grants and has a coordinator – wants to develop an understanding of the program – what PPB gets paid for, how it is operating and if it can be more efficient (BA/CFO Riehl: the Recycling Coordinator is receptive to addressing the Council and Environmental Commission – PPB generates an incredible amount of glass and cardboard (Councilman Vogel asked what bins collect clothes for shredding, as it's a cost-driver for landfills; Councilman Toohey: stepped out 7:58PM-7:59PM); asked about Ordinances 2017-13 and 2017-14 – application to dissolve the Parking Authority can be filed for the July 12th Local Finance Board (LFN) meeting – will invite comment and request carrying the public hearings/second readings until the July 18th Council meeting.

Councilman Toohey: will have an ordinance for the reduction of demolition fees on houses used for Fire Company training ready for the July 18th meeting.

Councilman Migut: Planning Board voted unanimously in favor of Ordinance 2017-17 – had some questions that he will address with the Borough Attorney and report back to the Board at their July meeting; saw on Channel 12 News that Manasquan Beach Patrol obtained a lightening device from the National Weather Service – asked if PPB has one (Mayor Reid: beach owners have apps on their phones for this) asked Chief Michigan to look into it for next year; Whitecaps is a wonderful establishment (Councilman Vogel stepped out briefly).

Councilman Santanello: Recreation Park Program is ready to go, but a little short on kids; tennis courts resurfacing was set back until after the Park Program, due to weather; the Library would like to put out little houses containing books going up to the Boardwalk – other towns have them – will get more information (Councilman Toohey: PPBHS is appointing a new principal – may want to attend the meeting); police activity since last Council meeting includes canine team graduation from bomb detection school, attendance at a surveillance detection course, explosive training at Earle Naval Weapons Station, special victims unit training, missing child dynamics & response training, attendance at critical incident response course and police matron training – there were 62 arrests and 91 Borough ordinance violations – department is participating in the 7-Eleven® Operation Chill community relations program to reduce crime and enhance relations among 7-Eleven® stores, police and youth – information can be found on their Facebook page – officers conducted a canine demonstration for Antrim and St. Peter 2017 DARE classes – Officer Mosca discovered gas leak at the Exxon station on June 13th, prompting the shutdown of Rte 35 and the cleanup of gasoline – thanked the Fire Department for their assistance; on behalf of Chief Michigan, thanked the Borough’s Mayor, Council, Administrator, Clerk and Attorney for their support with the hiring of Officers.

Mayor Reid: was a recent newspaper article about a study dealing with marijuana arrests in PPB – the study is silly – Chief gave a great quote that if you break the law in PPB, you will go to jail – sends a message that the Borough won’t put up with any nonsense; on Thursday, US Bank employees are donating time to paint the park buildings the same color as the Little League and Inlet Bathroom buildings; trolley starts on July 1st; Thursday Night Concert Series is coming together – the Ruckus band is on the agenda for July 20th, August 3rd and August 10th – Third Wave, a band from PPB, will perform on August 17th – Councilman Vogel is working on other bands for the rest of the summer; Police presence out there is fantastic; on July 1st, the Army Band will be at the Band Shell at 7PM – asked that the Ocean Star get the word out; is meeting with bike sharing people next Thursday – a company that currently operates in Hoboken and Jersey City – looking to operate in PPB, Point Pleasant and Bay Head – great opportunity for residents and visitors to keep cars off the road and keep people on bicycles; Shop Local checks are coming out; have 6 rocking chairs at the northern end of the Boardwalk 5 at the southern end, with more on order – last Friday morning on his walk, he found some of them on the jetty with some NYC kids who just graduated high school – the kids and a Jenkinson’s buggy helped bring them back (BA/CFO Riehl: they will now be chained individually) will have dedication plaques on them; he BA/CFO Riehl and Attorney Riordan met with the DEP Commissioner regarding the Inlet – will vote on a contract at the July 18th Council meeting; plantings are being done in town (BA/CFO Riehl: the Borough’s commercial is on the Facebook page) Mayor Reid: have received a lot of feedback – on Facebook and the web site – Chamber and Borough have really come together to put our best forward – asked all to share it.

BA/CFO Riehl: met with DEP – they reimbursed the Borough $420K for the dune project; EIT application for the water meter project was filed today and is under review – up to $1M of financing is available, with 50% principal forgiveness, 25% interest-free and 25% market rate – very hopeful; first Shop Local check has come in – will credit third quarter tax bills – checks to renters should also be in the mail (Councilman Toohey: stepped out briefly; Councilman Mayer: need to let people know the amounts distributed, to generate interest in the program); gave update on the Little Silver Lake dredging – anticipated bid advertisement on July 10th, with bid opening on August 8th, award on August 15th and work commencing on or about October 15th (Mayor Reid: asked about algae, which is out of control this year) lakes were sprayed today (Councilman Mayer: asked about flood insurance; BA/CFO Riehl: was relayed that the Bathhouse and Bathroom are not required to have it, but that would affect funding during another catastrophic event – gave current quotes; Councilman Mayer: asked for a recommendation at the July meeting – hasn't seen a review from Conner Strong).

The Municipal Clerk announced additions/revisions to the agenda.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION BEGAN AT 8:27PM.

Vince Castin, PPB: is thankful for the additional lake spraying for algae; asked about items 3x and 2y; suggested visiting Earle – heck of a facility; spoke about Trenton Avenue block party; asked Chief Michigan about debris policy by Risden’s (Councilman Migut: stepped out briefly).

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ENDED AT 8:33PM.

Motion by Councilman Mayer to close public participation and approve the item listed below, as drafted, with restrictions carried from Planning Board resolution for approved outside covered deck and restrictions borrowed from the resolution approving the recent Shipwreck Point license transfer, was seconded by Councilman Cortes and carried by roll call vote.
RESOLUTION 2: Approval of place-to-place transfer/expansion of premises for ABC License 1525-32-012-006/ S.R.D. Enterprises, Inc., t/a Marlin’s Café
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Mayer, Toohey, Migut, Santanello….YEA

Motion by Councilman Mayer to close public participation and approve the items listed below was seconded by Councilman Toohey and carried by roll call vote.
CONSENT RESOLUTION 3:
3a Approval of 2017/2018 ABC License renewals (22)
3b Approval of payment to All Covered for IT maintenance/support for July-Sept ($4,200)
3c Approval of PO to Summertime Surf for surf camp–to be reimbursed by campers (NTE $4,500)
3d Appointment of G. Longo to the position of Summer Park Program Counselor
3e Approval of payment to D. Sweet from Planning Bd escrow account
3f Approval of 5 W/S relief requests
3g Approval of payment of Payroll #12 ($283,318.09)
3h Approval of payment to T&M Assoc from Planning Bd, BOA & Developer escrow accounts
3i Approval of PO to R.T Davies for Gazebo Park tree removal ($2,200)
3j Authorization to file loan application with NJ DEP & NJ EIT for water meter replacement
3k Approval of payment to PPB Bd of Ed for Jul-Dec allocation & debt service ($6,391,278.02)
3l Approval of payment to Pitney Bowes for prepaid postage for 2017 ($4K)
3m Approval of payment to Devo & Assoc for monthly airtime, Apr-Jun ($7,389)
3n Approval of payment to Selective Flood Insurance for police substation flood insurance ($5,685)
3o Approval of payment to State of NJ for June employee & retiree health benefits ($151,528.99)
3p Approval of payment to Turbo Electric for lights & receptacles at the Band Shell ($3,950)
3q Approval of payment to Aurora Environmental for DPW fuel management system ($11K)
3r Approval of release of dumpster bond for 206 New York Ave
3s Approval of performance by The Ruckus band at the Band Shell, 7/20, 8/3, 8/10 ($1,500/night)
3t Appointment of K. Banburak to the position of seasonal DPW laborer
3u Authorization for Tax Collector to prepare and mail estimated 3rd Q tax bills – REVISED PER COUNCILMAN MAYER
3v Approval of PO to GRQ Building for building upgrades/garage doors ($20K)
3w Approval of payment to Devo & Assoc to update 2G modems to 3G ($10,370)
3x Approval of Change Order #1 to Journey Contracting for Roof/Window repair ($11,440.00)
3y Approval of pymt of Pay Cert 1 to Journey Contracting for Roof/Window repair ($72,247.56)
3z Appointment of J. Gluck as an Acting Judge
CONSENT RESOLUTION 4:
4a Approval of S/E application for Neighbors of Trenton Ave Block Party on 8/5
4b Approval of S/A Permit application for Elks Octoberfest on 9/16 (rain date 9/17)
4c Approval of S/A Permit application for VFW Fishing Tournament Benefit on 8/19
4d Approval of PO to S. Calendar for gas main relocation (NTE $7K)
4e Approval of replacement taxi vehicle license for Mantoloking Taxi – ADDED BY CLERK
4f Approval of curb cut request at 213 Central Ave, per ZO’s recommendations – ADDED PER DH MEMOS
4g Authorization for Turbo Electric to change electrical phases at Sea Coast Oil property ($2,200) – ADDED PER CMTE RPTS
4h Authorization to send 2 letters to Civil Service, as recommended by Labor Counsel – ADDED PER CLOSED SESSION
CONSENT RESOLUTION 5:
5a Approval of PO to Physio-Control for Lucas 3 Chest Comp Syst for 1st Aid Squad ($15,974.80)
5b Approval of PO to Day Chevrolet for replacement PD Chevy Tahoe ($43,147.27)
5c Approval of payment to Tessco for low profile police antennae & Heliax AVA cable ($3,069.75)
5d Approval of pymt to Caliber Interact for Mobile Cop Client maintenance agreement ($7,711.35)
5e Approval of payment to This & That Uniforms for police uniform supplies ($6,290)
5f Approval of payment to PP Boro for reimbursement for officers working in the court ($3,505.69)
5g Approval of PO Motorola for four UGH GTR8000 Repeaters for the PD ($63,118)
5h Authorization to advertise for a communications operator
5i Authorization to advertise for a police records clerk
5j Approval of PO to Firefighter One for ventilation fan for Fire Company No 1 ($7,599.80)
5k Approval of PO to Firefighter One for air-paks/harnesses/belts for Fire Company No 1 ($49,074.50)
5l Approval of payment of computer-generated vouchers ($1,470,586.39)
5m Approval of PO to Hutchinson Plumbing for AC replacement in police IT room ($5,750) – ADDED BY BA/CFO
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel (except 5), Cortes, Mayer, Toohey, Migut (except 5j-k), Santanello (except 3i, 4f)….YEA
Councilmen Vogel (5), Migut (5j-k), Santanello (3i, 4f)….ABSTAIN
Per Borough Attorney, assume usual abstentions on item 5l with which Council has conflicts.

ORDINANCES:

Mayor Reid: opened the public hearings on Ordinance 2017-13 (Dissolution of Parking Authority) and Ordinance 2017-14 (Creation of Parking Services Agency), per Attorney Riordan’s recommendation, with no member of the public wishing to be heard.
Councilman Cortes: spoke to Authority member Tom Curcio, Engineer Savacool and Chief Michigan regarding both ordinances – maybe the Best Practice on paper isn't best practice in reality – doesn't see expected financial savings. Councilman Santanello: sees an improvement in having DPW do landscaping – believes Borough will save $10K/year and it is a Best Practices question – authorities are outdated and unnecessary – this one certainly is. BA/CFO Riehl: estimates the savings at $15K – Best Practices literature does not require dissolution, just examination. Councilman Cortes: currently utilize volunteers, an attorney and engineer – would have to hire a supervisor, have a volunteer become a secretary, pay a stipend/salary, DPW would be doing more work. audit would be done by our auditor – they work within their budget, paying bills, etc. – doesn’t see significant pro or con. Councilman Toohey: has questions about capital outlays and what is more seamless and cost-effective. Councilman Vogel: Parking Authority’s effectiveness has been stymied by the Governing Body reaching into their pockets – when this was brought up years ago, one of the big issues was the PATS system, which is invaluable. Councilman Santanello: PATS would remain – asked if it would be easier for the Borough or Authority to bond for repairs. Councilman Mayer: Borough can bond, Authority cannot. Mayor Reid: doesn't want to offend anyone if there won't be much savings. Councilman Santanello: some Authority members favor an agency, some oppose it, some are ambivalent – Chairman Bonsper’s biggest concern is proper snow clearing – Parking Agency would have input on which outside vendor to use (would be a bid process) – new Director would be in charge of signing contracts for the following year. Councilman Mayer: savings aren’t huge – Authority is broken because its revenues and duties have been stripped – good, conscientious guys – it is the right governmental decision – have an authority without revenues – have duplicative attorney, engineer and auditor services – been working with Councilman Santanello on this for a while – Parking Enforcement Officers are supposed to be independent of Police – this accomplishes that; Councilman Santanello: Parking Agency Director can take a lot of routine work from BA/CFO Riehl’s hands.
Motion by Councilman Mayer to carry second readings/public hearings of Ordinance 2017-13 (Dissolution of Parking Authority) and Ordinance 2017-14 (Creation of Parking Services Agency) until July 18, 2017, as the application to dissolve the Parking Authority is expected to go before the LFN on July 12th, was seconded by Councilman Santanello and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Mayer, Toohey, Migut, Santanello….YEA

Councilman Mayer stepped out briefly.

Ordinance 2017-15 (Updating Municipal Beach Regulations) 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 2017-15 on second reading was seconded by Councilman Vogel and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Toohey, Migut, Santanello….YEA
Councilman Mayer….ABSENT

Ordinance 2017-16 (Vacation Portion of Land Pursuant to Resolution of Boylan Litigation) 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 2017-16 on second reading was seconded by Councilman Santanello and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Toohey, Migut, Santanello….YEA
Councilman Mayer….ABSENT

Ordinance 2017-17 (Amending Definitions in Development Ordinance) 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 2017-17 on second reading was seconded by Councilman Toohey and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Toohey, Migut, Santanello….YEA
Councilman Mayer….ABSENT

Ordinance 2017-18 (Amending Ch. III to Add Unmanned Aircraft Regs) was introduced on first reading. Motion by Councilman Migut to approve Ordinance 2017-18 on first reading was seconded by Councilman Santanello and carried by roll call vote. The public hearing will be held on July 18, 2017.
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Mayer, Toohey, Migut, Santanello….YEA

Ordinance 2017-19 (Establishing a Fire Lane on Parkway, pursuant to BOA Approval) was introduced on first reading.
Councilman Migut; this is a product of the Planning Board’s approval of the Parkway Avenue subdivision – a condition of approval is that a fire zone be created to the west of the curb cut for Parkway Ln, the new road into the subdivision – he was authorized to create this ordinance two years ago, but held off because the subdivision had to be built – it is now half-built and the curb has been painted yellow – a sign will go up stating that anyone parked there will be towed – it is to allow emergency vehicles to make a right turn into the subdivision (Mayor Reid: appreciates Councilman Migut staying on this; Attorney Riordan: a number of other Planning Board conditions might require changes in the ordinances – will have a memo for the Governing Body by the next meeting).
Motion by Councilman Migut to approve Ordinance 2017-19 on first reading was seconded by Councilman Santanello and carried by roll call vote. The public hearing will be held on July 18, 2017.
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Mayer, Toohey, Migut, Santanello….YEA

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION BEGAN AT 8:55PM.

Dave Cavagnaro, PPB: asked Councilman Santanello about the Library boxes; there are lights that have been out since November (Central & Baltimore) and February (Parkway & Baltimore).

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ENDED AT 8:57PM.

Motion to adjourn by Councilman Migut was seconded by Councilman Santanello and carried by consent of Council. Meeting was adjourned at 8:57PM.



ATTEST:__________________________________
Eileen A. Farrell, RMC
Municipal Clerk


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