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October 17, 2017

Council Meeting Minutes

Mayor Reid called the meeting to order at 7:31PM. Present were Councilmen Cortes, Toohey, and Migut. Councilman Mayer arrived at 7:32PM. Councilmen Vogel 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 Migut to approve the October 3, 2017 Council meeting minutes was seconded by Councilman Mayer and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Councilmen Cortes, Mayer, Toohey, Migut….YEA
Councilmen Vogel and Santanello…ABSENT


Councilman Cortes: item 1m includes handicap ramps and sidewalk repair at Maryland Ave. & Beacon Ln.; he and Mayor Reid borrowed the DPW bucket truck on Thursday and removed small flags from poles downtown; gave Police report on Councilman Santanello’s behalf – training topics since last meeting include SWAT, Canine Patrol, Canine In Service, Explosives Awareness, Special Needs Mental Health and Forensics – activity includes arrests for disorderly conduct, criminal trespassing and possession of marijuana – commended Officers Meany, O’Neill, Spader, Siculietano and Gippetti for rescuing a 91-year-old man who was hit and pinned under a vehicle and reported to be in stable condition – Police will participate in Operation Take Back on October 28th – drop off in the lobby 10AM-2PM – personal information should be removed from the prescription labels – advised vacationers to call Police to request a drive-by of their homes while away – local Girl Scouts dropped off cookies as part of the nationwide Cookies for Cops program – Halloween curfew is in effect until November 1st, 7PM-7AM, for those under 18, except if going to/from a legitimate work, church, school or organized sports activity – the Breast Cancer Walk on Sunday went off without a hitch; received an e-mail from Comcast – been negotiating the franchise renewal – their surveyor came out and gave 3 or 4 options – moving forward – could be dedicated data and internet line for Police – no installation cost – BA/CFO Riehl will run numbers.

Councilman Mayer: thanked Chief Michigan for memo about the Breast Cancer Walk; relayed Councilman Santanello’s request to hold the No Smoking on Boardwalk ordinance until next meeting.

Councilman Toohey: spoke briefly with BA/CFO Riehl about the budget process – Councilman Mayer has been great in this process – will be working with her going forward and department heads will start preparing their budgets; the Breast Cancer Walk was awesome; attended a reunification seminar at the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s office – requires major cooperation between the school administration and Police Dept. – will get the ball rolling on that (Chief Michigan: plans are in place – need to be able to adjust to emergencies).

Councilman Migut: the Floodplain Management Committee met last night as a year-end wrap-up and will meet again in January; there are currently no applications pending for the November Planning Board meeting; was approached by some fishermen at an Inlet bar – their concern is that Loughran's Point will be redesigned, not with fishermen in mind – they propose a shed, with a slop sink for washing hands and cutting bait, and a sign that says Loughran's Point – noted that people come from Pennsylvania and rent hotel rooms just to fish there (Mayor Reid: agrees on water and a cleaning station; Councilman Toohey: talking about natural plantings and possibly a shade pavilion) asked that Councilman Toohey take it back to the Open Space Committee or the Environmental Commission (Mayor Reid: idea is for a gazebo, benches, place to clean fish and a park with a fence) should consider vending machines with drinks and food at the bathrooms.

Mayor Reid: complimented Chief Michigan on great job at the Breast Cancer Walk – all felt secure – great cause – talked to a lot of survivors; DEP has put the Inlet wall project out to bid; still working on raising funds for an ice rink – all else is moving forward; Mrs. Pfister, long-time school nurse and volunteer in town, passed away – remembered her fondly – wants to do something for her.

BA/CFO Riehl: Water Dept. had 3 employees – 1 retired and 1 is retiring immediately, so it’s down to 1 – had authorization to hire a laborer – will now require 2 – would like to hire 1 immediately and another at the November meeting – position was posted and advertised – received 15-20 applications; received notification that DOT will be doing bridge resurfacing next September – they set up joint meeting with PPB and Brielle next Wednesday; was contacted by US Coast Guard’s Chief of Real Property regarding PPB's interest in their property – must subdivide it and do a conveyance – wouldn’t be able to utilize the new parking lot – a lot to discuss – talked about a mutual easement – sent her an e-mail and exchanged information – hopes to hear from her soon – need to consider a use for the building, as they want to know PPB’s plans – must talk about maintenance and upkeep (Mayor Reid: lot of money was put into the galley – could be a nice place to go for lunch – rooms could be used for meetings – will bring in the Historical Society – will put together people to come up with ideas) no timing was mentioned – this was just preliminary contact to gauge interest (Mayor Reid: will reach out to Congressman – asked if it will cost anything and the possibility of the County owning and maintaining it for PPB).

The Municipal Clerk announced additions to the agenda.


Vince Castin, PPB: Coast Guard property should be a museum dedicated to the Coast Guard. Dave Cavagnaro, PPB: asked about items 1h and 1l.


Motion by Councilman Cortes to close public participation and approve the items listed below was seconded by Councilman Migut and carried by roll call vote:
1a Approval of payment of Payroll #21 ($244,361.43)
1b Approval of payment to OCUA for 4th quarter sewerage installment ($305,707.50)
1c Approval of payment to NJ DCA for 3rd quarter State training fees ($3,570)
1d Authorization for Attorney to draft an ordinance designating Municipal Way a one-way street
1e Approval of payment to T&M Associates from BOA, Pl Bd & Developer escrow accounts
1f Approval of release of balances from 31 BOA escrow accounts
1g Approval of payment to All Covered for 3rd quarter IT maintenance & support ($4,200)
1h Approval of payment to FSD Enterprises for wireless telecom service at Silver Lk lot ($9,800)
1i Approval of payment to Pitney Bowes prepaid postage for 2017 ($4K)
1j Appointment of B. Wilkie of Citta, Holzapfel & Zabarsky as Alternate Prosecutor
1k Approval of payment to D. Sweet from BOA escrow account
1l Approval of Person-to-Person Transfer of ABC License #1525-32-001-010 from Dine & Wine, Inc. to B2OPCO Point, LLC
1m Award of contract to Seacoast Construction for Maryland Ave CDBG Improvements ($38,450)
1n Auth to submit grant app/execute grant contract with NJDOT for Sidewalk Imp to Arnold–ADDED PRIOR TO MTG
1o Auth to submit grant app/execute grant contract with NJDOT for Sidewalk Imp to St Louis–ADDED PRIOR TO MTG
1p Auth/Approval of agrmt & PO to NJ Metronet for web svcs thru 8/17 ($792)–ADDED PRIOR TO MTG
1q Approval of PO to Weilgus & Sons for re-keying water treatment plant ($3,621)–ADDED PRIOR TO MTG
1r Approval of pymt to Elmendorf Typewriter for office supplies ($346.86)–ADDED PRIOR TO MTG
1s Approval of pymt schedule in lieu of tax sale for E. Seaberg, 120 Randall–ADDED PRIOR TO MTG
2a Approval of PO to Winner Ford for Fire Chief’s car ($38,106)
2b Approval of membership in PPB Fire Company No 2 for V. Storino, Jr, PPB, NJ
2c Approval of PO to Firefighter One for VS-1 battery driven PPV fan ($3,335)
2d Approval of payment of computer-generated vouchers ($1,403,174.50)
2e Appointment of K. Parody to position of replacement F/T Comm Oper–ADDED PRIOR TO MTG
VOTE: Councilmen Cortes, Mayer, Toohey, Migut (except 2a, 2b 2c)….YEA
Councilman Migut (2a, 2b, 2c)….ABSTAIN
Councilmen Vogel and Santanello…ABSENT
Per Borough Attorney, assume usual abstentions on item 2d with which Council has conflicts.


Ordinance 2017-27 (Amendment to Bond Ordinance 2016-09) was considered on second reading. Mayor Reid opened the public hearing.
Vice Castin, PPB: asked if project will proceed upon adoption (BA/CFO Riehl: will award contract in November; Councilman Toohey: asked if spoils can be piped to Gull Island; BA/CFO Riehl: no room).
Motion by Councilman Mayer to close the public hearing and adopt Ordinance 2017-27 was seconded by Councilman Migut and carried by roll call vote.
VOTE: Councilmen Cortes, Mayer, Toohey, Migut….YEA
Councilmen Vogel and Santanello…ABSENT


Vince Castin, PPB: asked about Open Gym.
Dave Cavagnaro, PPB: on Beautification’s behalf, thanked Mayor Reid and Councilman Cortes for work on the flags; thanked Patty Kile for having Inlet and Channel lights fixed; asked if Water/Sewer Dept. and DPW merged and effect on revenue; asked about Whitecaps signs on Boardwalk and sidewalk.


Motion to adjourn by Councilman Migut was seconded by Councilman Cortes and carried by consent of Council. Meeting was adjourned at 8:11PM.

Eileen A. Farrell, RMC
Municipal Clerk

Published November21, 2017 | Council Minutes | 2696

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