416 New Jersey Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742 • 732-892-1118 • www.pointpleasantbeach.org
Welcome to Point Pleasant Beach

Point Pleasant Beach News


Printable Version


September 5, 2017

Council Meeting Minutes

Mayor Reid called the meeting to order at 7:31PM. Present were Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Mayer and Toohey. Councilman Migut and Santanello were absent. 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.”

Flag Salute & Invocation

Motion by Councilman Vogel to approve the August 15, 2017 Council meeting minutes was seconded by Councilman Toohey and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Mayer, Toohey….YEA
Councilmen Migut and Santanello….ABSENT

OATH OF OFFICE:

Oath was administered to Police Officer Thomas M. Hayes, Jr. by Clerk Farrell. Chief Michigan: Tom is a Point Beach graduate – glad to have him – great addition to the Police Department – very thankful for the support of Mayor and Council in getting police staffing numbers back in order.

PROCLAMATION:

Mayor Reid presented a proclamation to The Ashley Lauren Foundation in recognition of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

DISCUSSION:

Mayor Reid discussed St. Peter Church’s request for waiver of building permit fees for handicap ramp – would be a nice gesture to grant it – have done it for St. Mary’s, St. Peter’s and the VFW – approval of waiver of municipal fees only was added as item 2f (Councilman Mayer: suggested a universal policy for a reduced rate for 501(c)(3) charities, going forward; Councilman Vogel: suggested a certain amount waived per annum, as is done with first responders) authorization for Attorney to research criteria for waiving fees was added as item 2g – Councilman Toohey suggested he work with Councilman Migut.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Councilman Vogel: Shade Tree is working on street trees on the 200 block of Washington – have asked someone from DPW to attend their upcoming conference; Seafood Festival is September 16th – the 40th anniversary – will be a retro theme – Chamber is looking for volunteers; have concluded the Summer Concert Series – Mayor did a great job raising funds – Ocean County Music and the Third Wave local band stepped up – looks forward to building off the momentum for next year – some really talented young musicians out there; Barry from Borden’s has drainage issues from the lot there – maybe some of what was done after Sandy can be revisited – can identify areas and address concerns – might be a State issue.

Councilman Cortes: recognized employee anniversaries for September – Riehl 32 years, Cassidy 20, Graziano 5, Macomber 8, Michigan 22, Ippolito 22, Gardner 18; Sea Coast property has new electric – can now push JCP&L to remove the on Cooks Ln.; signs are missing on Arnold – BA/CFO Riehl will pass this on to DPW Super Trout; will look at potholes on Cooks Ln.; tennis court net is down at Pleasure Park – Municipal Way is clean along the tracks – can now meet with Environmental Commission about suggested planting plan; State property on Route 35 & Broadway on the ROSI is not kept up and looks horrible (Mayor Reid: been told it’s all natural and that is the way it’s supposed to look); storm drain on New York Ave. was repaired by DPW; new street light was installed on Ocean & Parkway – would like to talk to JCP&L and Engineer Savacool about the lights on the center islands before Parkway paving begins (Mayor Reid: spoke to Area Manager John Meehan – need to mark out all of Parkway – the plan showing the location of underground services is wrong – that's why there are issues there); the Recycling Coordinator attended the Environmental Commission meeting – will work on public education and make sure pales are set up for the Seafood Festival; Beautification Committee members are weeding gardens and looking for volunteers to help – preparing for the Scarecrow Contest and Christmas – he will remove swag lights again this year, if the bucket truck is available – will share the Adopt-a-Spot policy with Beautification, as the Committee signs off on the spots; Parking Authority meets on Thursday; NJ Transit horns are getting louder and longer – was told conductors should have been doing this for 20 years and are now under a microscope since the Hoboken crash; gave no Police Committee report, on Councilman Santanello’s behalf, as the weather made for a quiet weekend.

Councilman Mayer: asked if Aqua Serve agreement would be subject to the cooler/tent ordinance that recently passed (Attorney Riordan: ordinance is applicable to all beaches – and aids private beaches with enforcement – police have not yet been asked to enforce it – private beach owners have been doing it themselves – ought to be included in the Aqua Serve contract, but if even if it’s not, it can still be enforced, as PPB owns the beach; Councilman Cortes: Aqua Serve handles Bradshaw’s Beach – the President of that association is willing to go to his board with the ordinance to be put in their contract when they bid out); asked for term of the Addendum in item 1f (Attorney Riordan: 3 moths; BA/CFO Riehl: another company, Digital Diversity, has asked to provide quotes – more interested in municipal properties); item 2d is courtesy of Councilman Vogel.

Councilman Toohey: Board of Fire Officers has an issue with people flying up and down Laurel Ave. – Chief Waldman proposed striping between the Firehouse and First Aid building; suggested addressing additional bike parking in the off-season; went to Harvard property after Ms. Shaw spoke at the last meeting – dumpster has been on the front lawn forever (Mayor Reid: thinks he has spoken to CEO Petrillo about this property, as a lot of neighbors are complaining; Attorney Riordan: will look into it and he or BA/CFO Riehl will write a letter; Councilman Cortes: a couple of bike racks on Central are rusted and falling apart – on Saturday, three others were all pushed up to the Boardwalk, so only one side of one rack could be used – suggested other streets for the one-sided racks and purchasing more 2-sided ones); complimented Chief Michigan on a great summer – Police did a great job – thanked him for his leadership.

Mayor Reid: complimented the Police Department’s amazing work and leadership – was a great summer; trolley was a big hit; supply drive for Hurricane Harvey victims went very well – Joe Leone delivered 4½ trucks to Texas today and offered some room for donations – not accepting any more – checks will be accepted through the Community Endowment Fund; NJ Devils were at Jenkinson’s North – went very well with about 1,000 people – the Devils love PPB; the Band Shell concerts were great – will be bigger and better next year; looking into a bike share program with spots downtown, near the Boardwalk area, the Inlet and Channel Drive – will meet with Bay Head Mayor Curtis about putting bikes in their lots; had a nice meeting with gentleman who has donated a dog, police bikes and other things – his mother passed away and he wants to donate a playground with a couple of handicap swings – suggested Loughran's Point as the location, with a gazebo, trees and bushes – talked to former Councilman Mike Loughran, who just lost his grandson, about donating a handicap swing; in discussion with someone who might be able to fund a Christmas Village, with an ice rink, at Little Silver Lake lot two weeks before and after Christmas, to go along with the horse-drawn carriages; talking to business owners in town about maybe advertising on the “Best of New Jersey” web site.

BA/CFO Riehl: PPB has leftover donation items – mostly clothing – not all desirable – trying to find a place for them – Shillelagh Hall took half for their Texas truck – looking for anyone who can use the rest – monetary donations can be made to the Community Endowment Fund; were approved to go out to bid for Silver Lake dredging through the EIT program – advertising now, will open bids on September 27th, award contract on October 3rd and start work immediately thereafter; have a DOT funding application on agenda – chose St. Louis Ave., from Arnold to Atlantic, which has been on list for 4-5 years – will also replace sidewalks on the north side of Ocean, along the parking lot (Councilman Cortes: suggested addressing storm drains); NJ Transit cancelled Forman Ave. crossing upgrade and asked to start work on Arnold October 5th – will be a pre-construction meeting during the third week of September (Councilman Vogel: should let the school know); tennis courts have been resurfaced with pickle board; gave a revenue report – Court is down $15K, meters down $88K, interest on investments up $22K, UCC fees down $20K, fees & permits up $16K, cell tower is hard to judge due to overpayments, hotel/motel tax is down $38K (Mayor Reid: always down at this time of the year; Attorney Riordan: won’t really know until the end of the year) Court shared services are up, cable fees are steady, Open Space portion of debt service is neither good nor bad – up $6K overall, but it’s not apples to apples – concerned about Court and parking, which is down two years in a row (Councilman Toohey: asked what the General Capital Reserve number represents, as it is the only reason that the Borough is above water; BA/CFO Riehl: $50K in General Capital reserves was moved to the Current Fund to offset tax increase – don’t have to move it but, if needed in a particular year, it is there – plays into dept service – when taken in as revenue, it’s an exception to the 2% levy cap; Councilman Mayer: also supposed to be earmarked for debt service or capital projects – other distortion is the Open Space debt; BA/CFO Riehl: will change every year, based on what is coming due; Attorney Riordan: unfortunately, the budget is affected by weather more than in other municipalities).

The Municipal Clerk announced revisions to the agenda.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION BEGAN AT 8:28PM.

Vince Castin, PPB: spoke about discounted permit fees for 501(c)(3)’s; asked about Inlet progress; asked about items 1i and 1r; suggested an ordinance addressing busloads of people at the park; tipped his hat to the Police Department. (Councilman Toohey: stepped out at 8:32PM-8:35PM.)
Dave Cavagnaro, PPB: asked about items bath house lease, 1f, 1i and 1s.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ENDED AT 8:36PM.

Motion by Councilman Cortes to close public participation and approve the items listed below was seconded by Councilman Toohey and carried by roll call vote.
CONSENT RESOLUTION 1:
1a Approval of release of perf bond/inspection fees for 607-609 Trenton from Developer escrow accts
1b Award of contract to AquaServe Lifeguards/auth to enter 3-year lease of Maryland Ave Beach
1c Auth to apply for DOT funding for improvements to St Louis/replacement of Arnold curb & sidewalks
1d Award of contract to Electro Maintenance for Emergency Generator Replacement ($178,400)
1e Approval of Tax Assessor directive to notify CFO/Gov Body of tax appeals upon filing or by 6/1
1f Auth to execute addendum to agreement with Tri Eagle Energy for energy supply services
1g Auth to auction surplus DPW vehicles on Municibid
1h Approval of Payroll #17 ($307,378.10) and Payroll #18 ($292,917.98)
1i Approval of pymt to Conner Strong & Buckelew for bath house & comfort station flood ins ($17,103)
1j Appointment of B Favato to the Beautification Committee
1k Approval of payment to D Sweet from Pl Bd & BOA escrow accounts
1l Approval of payment to BTMUA for July bulk water usage
1m Approval of release of shade tree bond to C Pluemacher for 723 McLean from Developer escrow acct
1n Approval of release of shade tree bond to G Dempsey for 301 Arnold from Developer escrow acct
1o Approval of payment to Devo & Assoc for monthly airtime for Aug-Dec ($8,463)
1p Approval of payment to the OC Landfill for tipping fee escrow ($50K)
1q Approval of release of dewatering bond to M Caputo for 302 Atlantic from Developer escrow acct
1r Approval of payment to Burke Environmental for tree installation on Arnold & Richmond ($4,340)
1s Approval of S/E app & fee waiver for Copline Run for the Call 5K on the Brdwk, 12/31/17-01/01/18
1t Approval of S/E app & fee waiver for PPBHS Homecoming Parade through town on 10/13/17
1u Approval of 7 W/S relief requests
1v Approval of PO to Jersey Shore Publications for full page ad in Chamber Guidebook ($1,200)
1w Approval of payment to Turbo Electrical for electrical work at the Sea Coast Oil property ($2,500)
1x Approval of payment to Bruce Callander for gas main relocation at DPW (NTE $7K)
1y Approval of payment to Riggins for DPW gasoline and deisel fuel ($16,769.58)
1z Approval of payment to Bortek Industries for 3-wheel mechanical sweeper for DPW ($216,508)
CONSENT RESOLUTION 2:
2a Approval for Jenkinson’s South to store rides in trailers on their property for the winter
2b Approval of payment to State of NJ for employee & retiree health benefits for Sept ($148,070.62)
2c Approval of PO & Pymt to PSD Tree & Landscape for clearing & leveling Municipal Way ($3,500) – REVISED PER BA/CFO
2d Approval of resolution urging Congress to pass the 21st Century Flood Reform Act (HR 2874)
2e Approval of payment to Surfside Electric for electrical upgrade for Seafood Fest ($2,500)
– ADDED PER BA/CFO
2f Approval of waiver of municipal portion of building permit fees for St. Peter Church handicap ramp
– ADDED PER DISCUSSION
2g Authorization for Attorney to research criteria for fee waivers – ADDED PER DISCUSSION
CONSENT RESOLUTION 3:
3a Approval of Fire Dept & First Aid Squad to charge for parking in lots during Seafood Festival
3b Approval of junior membership in Fire Company No 2 for N Woods, PPB
3c Approval of PO to Fireflow Services for hose/pump/ladder testing for the Fire Dept ($3,819.60)
3d Approval of PO to Baycomm for VAC mechanical siren for Fire Company No 2 ($2,734.75)
3e Approval of PO to Motorola for radios for the Fire Dept ($40,361.80)
3f Approval of PO to ESI Equip for Holmatro Equipment maintenance for Fire Company No 2 ($2,625)
3g Approval of payment to Valic for Fire Dept. Length of Service Awards 2016 ($43K)
3h Approval of pymt to Firefighter One for air-paks/harnesses/belts for Fire Company No 1 ($49,074.50)
3i Approval of PO to Motorola for repeaters for PD, Fire Dept, First Aid, DPW, etc. ($74,628)
3j Authorization to execute OC Prosecutor DWI & DRE Shared Service Agreements 2017-18
3k Approval of PO to Witmer Assoc for new handguns/replacement ammunition for the PD ($15,746)
3l Promotion of K Grace to the position of Police Sergeant, effective 9/5/17
3m Approval of PO to Atlantic Tactical for bulletproof vests & carriers for PD ($6,298.65)
3n Approval of payment to This & That Uniforms for police officer uniforms ($3,716)
3o Approval of pymt to Physio-Control for Lucas 3 chest compression system for First Aid ($15,974.81)
3p Approval of payment of computer-generated vouchers ($594,498.15)
3q Approval of payment to Day Chevrolet for 2017 Tahoe for PD ($43,147.27) – ADDED PER BA/CFO
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel (1 & 2), Cortes, Mayer, Toohey ….YEA
Councilman Vogel (3)….ABSTAIN
Councilmen Migut and Santanello….ABSENT
Per Borough Attorney, assume usual abstentions on item 3p with which Council has conflicts.

ORDINANCES:

Ordinance 2017-22A (Eliminate 2 15-minute parking spots on Broadway/add 2 on Arnold) was considered on second reading. Mayor Reid opened the public hearing. Motion by Councilman Toohey to close the public hearing and adopt Ordinance 2017-22A was seconded by Councilman Cortes and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Councilmen Cortes, Mayer, Toohey ….YEA
Councilman Vogel….NAY
Councilmen Migut and Santanello….ABSENT

Bond Ordinance 2017-25 (For Improvements to Parkway Phase I & II) was considered on second reading. Mayor Reid opened the public hearing. Motion by Councilman Vogel to close the public hearing and adopt Ordinance 2017-25 was seconding by Councilman Toohey and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Mayer, Toohey….YEA
Councilmen Migut and Santanello….ABSENT

Ordinance 2017-26 (Create Handicap Parking Space in front of 514 Delaware) was discussed. Councilman Cortes; currently no lines on the street – spoke with Engineer Savacool about where they should be drawn; Attorney Riordan: Mr. Savacool suggested 23'x8' – 3 or 4 feet off driveway but advised letting DPW Super Trout decide where the lines should be – doesn’t have to be part of the ordinance).
Ordinance 2017-26 was introduced by title on first reading. Motion by Councilman Vogel to approve Ordinance 2017-26 by on first reading, by title, was seconded by Councilman Toohey and carried by roll call vote. The public hearing will be held on September 19, 2017.
VOTE: Councilmen Vogel, Cortes, Mayer, Toohey….YEA
Councilmen Migut and Santanello….ABSENT

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION BEGAN AT 8:42PM

Paul An, Nobles Smoke Shop, PPB: thanked Governing Body for adopting Ordinance 2017-22A.
Dave Cavagnaro, PPB: asked about the malfunctioning storm drain on Randall; thanked Patty Kile and BA/CFO Riehl for the flags on Parkway and the lights going back on after the last meeting.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ENDED AT 8:44PM

Motion to adjourn by Councilman Vogel was seconded by Councilman Cortes and carried by consent of Council. Meeting was adjourned at 8:44PM.



ATTEST:__________________________________
Eileen A. Farrell, RMC
Municipal Clerk


Published September19, 2017 | Council Minutes | 2654


Municipal Forms Download for Android Download for Iphone
Download for Iphones
Download for Android


Add/Remove/Update Your Contact Information
SwiftReach Networks, Inc.

Municipal Forms

Power Outage

Hurricane Sandy Information