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January 19, 2010

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The Mayor and Council of the Borough of Point Pleasant Beach met at 6:34 PM with Mayor Barrella and Council Members Rizzo, Hennessy, Tooker, Dyer, Lurie, and Cervino present. The Municipal Clerk read the notice indicating compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act.

Motion by Councilman Hennessy, to enter closed session to discuss one personnel, one contractual and three litigation matters, was seconded by Councilman Lurie and carried by the following roll call vote:
VOTE: Council Members Rizzo, Hennessy, Tooker, Dyer, Lurie, Cervino ….YEA

Closed session started at 6:36 P.M. and ended at 8:24 P.M.

Motion by Councilman Lurie, to come out of closed session, was seconded by Councilman Dyer and carried by the following roll call vote:
VOTE: Council Members Rizzo, Hennessy, Tooker, Dyer, Lurie, Cervino ….YEA

Mayor Barrella asked for a moment of silence for Adele Ball.

Department head memos and correspondence were discussed with items moved to agenda for action; action was held on amending parking meter ordinance; canister collection request was held for additional information.
Discussion ensued on how to call the roll. Motion by Councilman Dyer, to call roll from left to right, was seconded by Councilman Cervino and carried by the following roll call vote.
VOTE: Council Members Rizzo, Hennessy, Tooker, Dyer, Lurie, Cervino ….YEA

Councilman Cervino suggested moving public participation before committee reports for the benefit of the public; action was held for further consideration.

Motion by Councilman Hennessy to approve the minutes of the October 6, 2009, October 20, 2009 and November 16, 2009 Council Meetings, was seconded by Councilman Cervino and carried by the following roll call vote:
VOTE: Council Members Tooker, Hennessy, Rizzo, Cervino….YEA
Councilmen Lurie and Dyer….Were Not Polled

Councilman Dyer asked to have ordinance introduced which would establish Council Advisory Committees; discussion ensued between Mayor Barrella and Councilman Dyer. Motion by Councilman Dyer, to add introduction of aforementioned ordinance to tonight’s agenda, was seconded by Councilman Hennessy and carried by the following roll call vote.
VOTE: Council Members Tooker, Hennessy, Rizzo, Cervino, Lurie, Dyer….YEA

Ordinance 2010-01 (Draft Ordinances only with consent of Governing Body) was introduced on first reading. Councilman Lurie explained this was a cost saving measure so that the attorney would not be preparing ordinances, and charging for same, only to have said ordinances defeated after introduction; Mayor Barrella: clarified that this would not preclude the Clerk from drafting an Ordinance in an emergency situation; Attorney Gertner: explained that in emergency situations, Ordinances could still be introduced by title only on first reading – may be time to adopt a comprehensive administrative code to address items such as this – need to also cover volunteer committee members in administrative code to limit exposures.
Motion by Councilwoman Tooker, seconded by Councilman Hennessy, and carried by the following roll call vote, Ordinance 2010-01 was approved on first reading. The public hearing will be held on February 8, 2010.
VOTE: Council Members Tooker, Hennessy, Rizzo, Cervino, Lurie, Dyer ….YEA

Ordinance 2010-02 (Advisory Committees to the Governing Body) was considered on first reading.
Motion by Councilman Dyer, to introduce Ordinance 2010-02, with addition of Citizen’s Financial Advisory Board to the committees listed herein, was seconded by Councilman Hennessy. Councilwoman Tooker questioned whether Council wanted to make the Board a permanent committee; Attorney Gertner: advised that all covered committees/boards would be required to draft by-laws for approval by the Governing Body.
VOTE (To add Citizens Advisory Board to list of committees contained herein):
Council Members Tooker, Hennessy, Rizzo, Cervino, Lurie, Dyer ….YEA
VOTE (To approve on first reading): Council Members Tooker, Hennessy, Rizzo, Cervino, Lurie, Dyer ….YEA
The public hearing will be held on February 8, 2010.

Mayor Barrella: offered two alternatives for Council Meeting dates – 1) meet on the first and third Tuesdays of each month and go to every three weeks in the summer or 2) establish meetings every three weeks – troubled that moving dates gives an appearance that Council is discouraging public participation (Councilman Cervino: part of the intention of meeting schedule #2 is to accommodate administrative workload) Mayor Barrella: asked if consideration was given to Borough employees’ or professionals’ inability to keep to the current schedule when drafting new version of council meeting dates (Councilman Dyer: asking municipal workers to be more efficient and cut corners, including personnel, where possible – this Council needs to be more efficient and organized).
Dave Cavagnaro, Parkway: asked if meeting schedule would be printed in advance – new schedule may conflict with other committees – need to adhere to time schedule at meetings.
Ben Dispoto, Parkway: sense there is going to be less public participation – can understand term of efficiency – have Council members now who cannot use electronics, affecting efficiency – should meet twice a month in summer, busiest time of year – counterproductive that you want public input, but are discouraging public participation by changing meeting schedule and format.
Marilyn Burke, Central Avenue: commended Councilman Dyer for effort and concern for budget – time we realize that we have a budget and should keep to it – doesn’t feel any rights are limited by fewer meetings – will call or e-mail Council members if there are problems.
Bill Knapp, Harvard Avenue: prefer schedule #1 because it’s predictable – asked what happened to idea of having caucus week before the meeting.
Joe Lemma, St. Louis Avenue: don't fix what's not broken

Motion by Councilman Cervino, to approve Meeting Schedule I, was seconded by Councilman Lurie and defeated by the following roll call vote.
VOTE: Council Members Tooker, Hennessy, Rizzo, Cervino, Dyer….NAY
Councilman Lurie….YEA

Motion by Councilwoman Tooker, to approve Meeting Schedule II, was seconded by Councilman Hennessy and carried by the following roll call vote.
VOTE: Council Members Tooker, Hennessy, Rizzo, Cervino, Lurie, Dyer….YEA

Motion by Councilman Lurie, upon advice of Mayor Barrella, to re-appoint Jay Reynolds as alternate to the Board of Adjustment, as per attached resolution, was seconded by Councilwoman Tooker and carried by the following roll call vote.
VOTE: Council Members Tooker, Hennessy, Rizzo, Cervino, Lurie, Dyer….YEA

Clerk Ellsworth added several items to consent resolutions listed below; Councilwoman Tooker asked that item 2/g be removed for separate consideration; Ben Dispoto, Parkway: asked if 5 minute limitation includes Council response to public comment – asked about holiday schedule, salary resolution and insurance opt-out; Dave Cavagnaro, Parkway: suggested stricter enforcement for refuse being left out on wrong days; Frank Carey, Briarcliff Avenue: gave background on Municipal Alliance Committee (MAC) and asked Council to consider reforming MAC, consortium between Bay Head, Mantoloking and Point Pleasant Beach, and applying for grant for 2011; Anthony Lombardo, Arnold Avenue: very same people on his street consistently put out garbage whenever they want – should maintain list of offenders and fine them – asked if ACLU was contacted regarding time limit; Daniel Hennessy, New Jersey Avenue: spoke regarding 5 minute rule – Council's purview to control meeting flow and adopt guidelines – never saw anyone restrict public as long as they were speaking about something relevant to town’s business – after tonight’s debate, worried it will be published and people will misinterpret.
Motion by Councilman Hennessy, to close public participation and adopt resolutions covering items listed below, was seconded by Councilman Lurie and carried by the following roll call vote:
CONSENT RESOLUTION 1:
a) Transfers between 2009 budget accounts
b) Establish public participation time limitations
c) Appointments to Local Emergency Planning Council
d) Payments to Galvin Law Firm from Bd of Adj Accounts ($1109.01)
e) Authorization for Mayor to execute settlement agreement RE Bonnie Lee
f) Authorization for Mayor to execute Agreement with County RE Lake of the Lillies
g) Amend 2010 Salary Resolution
h) Amend 2010 Holiday Schedule
i) Authorize Project Graduation town-wide garage sale on 6/5/10
j) Payment to Pedroni Fuel for diesel fuel ($8215.24)
k) Approval of Payroll #1 ($269,777.98)
l) Progress Payment #3 to Earle Asphalt for Niblick St roadway improvements ($8594.25)
m) Change Order #2 to D&D Utility for Baltimore Ave emergency sewer/water main work ($1205.52)
n) Payments to employees for insurance opt-out ($15,757.26)
o) Award of Contract to Mark Woszczak Mech Contractors for Forman Ave emergency sewer repair ($4660)
p) Authorization for disposal of records as per DARM schedule
q) Authorization for Mayor to execute amendment to 2009 Municipal Alliance Agreement with County of Ocean
r) Authorization for ADP to direct deposit funds for payroll taxes
CONSENT RESOLUTION 2:
a) Amend 9/1/09 minutes to reflect approval of Payroll #18 (not Payroll #8)
b) Reaffirm miscellaneous W/S utility charges
c) Accept donation of T3 Personal Mobility Vehicle
d) Approval of curb cut request at 214 Princeton Avenue
e) Approve National MS Society Special Event App to bike thru town on 5/22/10
f) Approve fees for special DWI sessions, subject to Court Administrator’s verification that it would not impact State funds
g) REMOVED FOR SEPARATE CONSIDERATION - Rescind full-time Communication Operator position and approve hiring of two part-time Communication Operators at $12.50 per hour
h) Authorize Borough Engineer to apply for 2010 Community Development Block Grant
i) Approve American Legion annual poppy drive
j) Approve Clean Ocean Action annual beach sweeps
VOTE: Council Members Tooker, Hennessy, Rizzo, Cervino, Lurie (All except 1/d)
Dyer….YEA
Councilman Lurie (Item 1/d only)….Abstain

Consent Resolution 2/Item g, to rescind full-time Communication Operator position and approve hiring two part-time Communication Operators at $12.50/hour, was considered.
Chief DePolo: detailed law enforcement background of 30 years, including 28 years with town, 8 as Chief – have Master’s degree in Public Administration – attended FBI National Academy – as the Police professional, feel this is an important position to retain – Chief’s primary core function is to staff the department to adequately protect town 24 hours/day – need a minimum staff of 2 Police Officers and 1 Communications Operator (“CO”) on each shift – complex position with a lot of training involved – takes 6-8 weeks to learn duties and pass certifications – numerous complex computer systems on that desk – CO needs to be comfortable operating same while manning the desk alone, without recourse to any help – having two part-timers work CO position will expose the town to liability – safety of public and officers is impacted if CO makes mistakes – open shift is 11PM to 7AM – going to be hard pressed to get part-timer to work the midnight shift at $12.50/hour – hard shift, which takes a toll on your body – going to be a revolving door, having to continually retrain new people – while that training is occurring will have to pay overtime for police personnel to work that desk – understands town’s financial condition – live in town and will be directly impacted by taxes – have reduced clerical staff by two voluntarily – staffing has gone from 26 to 24 police officers – asked Council to hold action and wait for DCA report – asked Council to let him manage the department within the budget he is given – one of the last people to be cut would be this position.
Councilman Hennessy: clarified that position would not be eliminated – changing from a full-time to part-time position – asked if it was not part of the training of a Police Officer to work the desk (not all 24 officers trained to do so) – asked how many specials are trained to do so (3)
Mayor Barrella: agreed that Council should wait for DCA study
Don Betz, Randall Avenue: Chief is the Police professional, not Council members – should listen to him – as resident, think the police department does a good job for us all – part timers, especially in that position, is not the right way to go.
Max Gagnon, Parkway: Council should listen to the Chief – grandson, who is a college student, works that position in summer – from the way he talks, it’s a lot more technical than we think – if he was running a police car or fire truck, would want to know there's someone on that desk who knows what they are doing – should follow Chief’s recommendations.
Anthony Lombardo, Arnold Avenue: asked Chief if we have any communications with Bay Head, the Borough or Mantoloking to dispatch – when dispatcher was hired, salary was mentioned – not more than a month later went up $4,700 – last year, these people were told to tighten their belts and cut 30% and no one did anything – time to start cutting, period – asked if Chief was willing to give up a Police Officer to retain Communications Operator position.
Fire Chief Brodeur: fully support police chief – during a fire, there is a large amount of information that has to go back and forth to dispatch other departments, electric and gas companies, etc – overwhelming what that person has to do during a fire – can’t be done by part time people, who will use it as a stepping stone to full time employment elsewhere – should listen to your professionals – have 28 years experience in the fire department – this is not a position to play around with to see if part-time will work – said it yourself, if it’s not broke, don’t fix it.
Ben Dispoto, Parkway: clarified that savings would be about $40,000 – asked if you would vote for this if the $40,000 affected response to your home – asked if a life was worth $40,000 especially if equated to own personal situation.
Jerry Meaney, Captain of the First Aid Squad: support police in keeping full-time dispatcher, which is vital to First Aid Squad – stress factor is incredible – can have four first aid calls at any given time and one structure fire – for dispatcher to keep track of us takes a lot of skill – part timers use it as a stepping stone to other employment.
Clint Daniel, Detective in Police Department: asked what research was done by Council, other than fiscal, regarding this position and the safety of these volunteers who work so hard for this community – heard from Police Chief, Fire Department and First Aid Squad – good idea to wait for the DCA report and make an educated decision.
Anthony Lombardo: contacted Mr. Rickman in Trenton, will have study in a couple of days – asked people who work here to tighten up 20%, it never happened – want to see it this year.
Bill Knapp, Harvard Avenue: worried about safety in town – asked Council to get some of the big interests paying for the services they’re getting.
Mayor Barrella: just another way of saying it’s the revenue, not the expenses.
Motion by Councilman Cervino, to close public participation, was seconded by Councilman Dyer and carried by the following roll call vote.
VOTE: Council Members Tooker, Hennessy, Rizzo, Cervino, Lurie, Dyer….YEA
Councilman Hennessy: not looking to eliminate position – looking to change it from full time to part time – still highly qualified dispatcher, just at a part-time rate – will save taxpayers $40,109 – Governor Christie talked about severe economic challenges, fear and uncertainty amongst the taxpayers in New Jersey – he said the era of high taxes and runaway spending is not working and made reference to shared sacrifice amongst public employees and reshaping New Jersey’s future by curbing municipal spending – Governing Body of Point Pleasant Beach must become more responsible, control spending and become more efficient – most of us campaigned on reducing current work force through attrition – this is the first step.
Mayor Barrella: mentioned January 5th letter from the Union, which represents that position, and asked if Counsel had a chance to review.
Attorney Gertner: must do what you feel is right – can't continually govern because you’re afraid of people filing law suits – the Union has an obligation to its members to support its position – Council’s argument is that it is time to say “enough” – time to protect the taxpayers – dependant upon Council’s vote, will do our best to defend any argument the Union might make – not attempting to engender litigation – but if you never take a stand and live cautiously, consistently, you never do anything to move the ball forward.
Mayor Barrella: fear of litigation should not be a determining factor here, but should make sure you're right.
Motion by Councilwoman Tooker, to not rescind appointment and keep the current full-time position of Communications Operator, was seconded by Councilman Lurie and defeated by the following roll call vote,
VOTE: Council Members Tooker*, Lurie**…..YEA
Council Members Hennessy, Rizzo, Cervino, Dyer***…..NAY
*Councilwoman Tooker: should give the Chief his budget – is sure Finance Committee will cut it along with everything else this year – should let the Chief decide where to do the cutting – need to listen to those on the front lines, including Fire and First Aid volunteers – have not been shown that eliminating position would be in the town’s best interests – need emergency calls handled timely, professionally and appropriately – should wait for DCA study to make decisions.
**Councilman Lurie: public safety issue – Chief is our professional – it’s his budget and up to him to determine who he keeps and doesn’t keep.
***Councilman Dyer: very serious, difficult vote – ran on reducing government by attrition, so jobs and lives aren’t affected down the line – could possibly be the same person in that part-time position – if it takes training, it is the responsibility of the police department to train that person to do that job correctly – unreasonable to say that this Council decision will put residents in jeopardy – still looking into this as a shared service – many towns in this State are combining dispatch or moving dispatch to the County – Freehold Township, a much larger and more active municipality, rolled their dispatch into Monmouth County, saving $600,000 a year – Dunellen moved their dispatch into Rutgers – South Brunswick Police Chief is looking to roll their dispatch into Middlesex County or combine with some other towns.
Mayor Barrella: voted yes (as tie-breaker) last December and would have voted yes tonight – only thing that’s changed on this particular issue is the make-up of the Council – should listen to Chief when he says he would not cut this position from his budget, but would make cuts elsewhere instead – if we go to shared services, this will take care of itself, so step is pre-mature.
Motion by Councilman Hennessy, to rescind the full-time provisional Communications Operator appointment and draft a resolution to make that two permanent part-time positions at an hourly rate of $12.50, was seconded by Councilman Rizzo and carried by the following roll call vote.
VOTE: Council Members Hennessy, Rizzo, Cervino, Dyer…..YEA
Council Members Tooker, Lurie…..NAY

Mayor Barrella: appointed all committees, as they currently exist, under current authority, because they need to get to work for 2010; made the following Planning Board appointments: Sue Loder to fill Jim Harris’ vacant term; Bill Knapp to term previously held by Mary Mossa; Elaine Koscinski as Mayor’s Representative; and Phyllis Thompson as alternate; spoke with Attorney Galvin about appropriateness of having a spouse of sitting Council Member on Planning Board – may be more appropriate to have family of Council members sit on the Board of Adjustment – will continue discussion with Board Attorney Galvin.
Council Members Tooker and Hennessy will share liaison responsibilities for Animal Welfare and Recreation Committees; Councilmen Lurie and Dyer will switch liaison responsibilities for Tourism Advisory Committee and Safety Council; Councilman Cervino was appointed as liaison to Recycling Task Force; Councilwoman Tooker clarified that she would continue as liaison to Environmental and Shade Tree Commissions; Mayor Barrella appointed Monica Walsh to Financial Advisory Board.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Councilwoman Tooker: AWC has kittens; will order time clock – Council Members and Clerk Ellsworth will chip in $20 each; Sustainable Jersey presentation is tomorrow at 7PM; Mr. Castin will speak about proposal that AWC is behind; would like report on next phase of I&I; drunk driver took out pole at New Jersey and Bay Avenue at 2AM – pole was down and snared traffic until next night.

Councilman Hennessy: regarding that accident, person who tows car away is supposed to clean area – after JCP&L and Verizon left, there was still glass on the road, pieces of the car on neighbor’s front lawn and tree branches on walkway – thanked DPW Superintendent Trout for his initiative in cleaning the area, after work, on his own time.

Councilman Rizzo: getting complaints about Arnold and Ocean Avenue – garbage and recycling out there on Sunday and recycling there until Friday pick-up – have same problem on Arnold Avenue and no enforcement; was a former trooper and pulled off the road many times at night to work dispatch.

Engineer Savacool: suggested Channel Drive as priority #1 for 2010 CDBG application.
Motion by Councilman Cervino, to make 2010 CDBG application with Channel Drive as priority #1, was seconded by Councilman Cervino and carried by the following roll call vote.
VOTE: Council Members Tooker, Hennessy, Rizzo, Cervino, Lurie, Dyer….YEA

Councilman Cervino: Beautification Committee is considering spring plantings –meeting this week, along with Open Space; strong need to achieve recycling compliance and to educate the citizenry – critical that businesses and residents should understand, when you are putting recycling in with trash, doing the town a disservice – recycling saves money and benefits town financially.

Councilman Lurie: No Report

Councilman Dyer: thanked Jeffrey Pompeo who donated $6,150 for T3 vehicle for use on Boardwalk and Anthony and Frank Storino for their matching donation; started first go round with the budget – will be meeting at end of this week and early next week; thanked Councilman Lurie for proposed ordinance 2010-01 – fosters that we, as a Council, have to be more efficient and discuss things and reach a consensus before incurring charges; would like to discuss Howell Township meeting protocol policy and what we could do to help our meetings run more efficiently – most important thing for us, as Council, is public comment – asked Council to review

Mayor Barrella: as there were a substantial number of residents in attendance due to Lake Louise dredging, explained that town originally received an extension from DEP to complete dredging – application, made to Army Corps of Engineers, was denied based on recommendation by U S Fish and Wildlife employee who determined that lake is a habitat for winter flounder, even though it does not appear as same on their maps, just like the non-existent clams – filed an appeal with the Army Corps – this lake will be dredged as per contract – reason work has stopped is because Army Corps issued stop work order and threatened us with arrest and substantial fines; there will be another shared service meeting tomorrow night – received shared services agreement at last Council meeting and have some questions – what exactly are the overruns – how far ahead of revenue are our costs of running the building department – how deep in the red is Point Pleasant Beach (the “Beach”) and how deep in the red is Point Pleasant (the “Boro”) (only 1 year that either town was in the black and that was the Beach) – gave the numbers – from Boro's perspective, department was in the red $319,150 for the period from 2006 through 2008 – the Beach was in the red, over that same three year period, by $52,277 – firm believer in shared services but a firm believer in smart shared services – if we are going to cause a complete upheaval of our building department and the services we provide, we had better be sure that we are going to get some real measurable savings as opposed to conferring measurable savings on the Boro – we paid $2,000 as our contribution for the shared services study, but we're 14% of the red and they're 86% of the red – did anyone think of saying “you guys put up 15, 16 hundred; we’ll put up $400” – don’t think we’re being represented in these talks – Ms Rogers, a very strong, dynamic individual, has taken this issue by the horns and is running with it - our attorney bills out at $125/hour but amazed to see we’re using the Borough's Attorney, in this agreement, who bills out at $175/hour – also using Mr. Frenia at $160/hour instead of using our auditor who bills at less – we have to stop deferring to the Borough on all of this – why am I, as the Chief Executive whose workforce is going to be affected, been excluded from these meetings – asked if any of the members of the Beach Shared Services Committee had any input into the survey our employees were asked to complete – asked Committee to move ahead with the best interests of Point Pleasant Beach and to stop deferring to Ms. Rogers; refrained from speaking on what went on in courthouse in Toms River - that movement was driven in part by special interests – find it strange that I have 3 elected republican councilmen who formed an alliance with a member of the recall committee – since no recall election in 2009, has seen a consistent and constant assault on Mayor’s office – warned that once Council takes these powers, they’re not about to give them back – doesn’t understand regular Republican organization’s fascination with special interests, as embodied by Councilman Rizzo – ordinarily in Point Pleasant Beach, the mayor who was a member of the majority would nominate positions and those positions would be appointed – gave his recommendations: CMX as Borough Engineer to provide a level of continuity with O'Donnell Stanton as special projects engineers (had Councilman Lurie, who is a professional engineer, go over those proposals with me); having received complaints about current prosecutor's demeanor, recommended Bonnie Peterson be appointed as Municipal Prosecutor; current public defender did not submit a timely RFP, therefore, recommend Bianca Sangiovanni be appointed as Public Defender; Point Pleasant Beach is at a place where it cannot afford on the job training for its Borough Attorney – not in a position where we can appoint a borough attorney who has no previous experience as a borough attorney - need to have a borough attorney who has worked in that position before and who has done the job – interviewed several and seen several in action – firm that is most economical is Gertner-Riordan – Sean Gertner has done an excellent job as Borough Attorney here for 3 years – cares for the town and gives the right advice for the town - only real concern is he may miss several meetings but we will muddle through with Mr. Riordan – there are some who have decided, apparently, that Mr. Gertner is too close to me - if Council is intent on making a change, the only real, viable option is Diana Anderson, who is from a Democratic firm – hope this Council would not put an emphasis on partisanship, running of campaigns and what the special interests want and would instead do the right thing - on February 8th, Council will have ability to make these appointments – hope they would do the right thing and not the politically motivated thing.
Councilman Hennessy: confirmed that a special meeting would not be needed to appoint before the end of January.
Councilman Dyer: confirmed that Council cannot make a motion to vote on those recommendations, this evening.
Attorney Gertner: Council has the right to make recommendations at next meeting – then it’s Council’s decision, completely.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PERIOD OPENED AT 11:26 PM

Max Gagnon, Parkway: supports Communications Officer position; going to one garbage pick-up per week would save money; mentioned illegal garbage pick up at White Sands; if both building departments running so much in the red, why consolidate with Boro.
Len Carlson, Randall Avenue: on behalf of Lake Louise Property Owners Association, spoke about Lake Louise dredging – asked for Council assurance that lake will be dredged according to current plan
Don Betz, Randall Avenue: supports shared services; spoke about Lake Louise Dredging project, cost of re-routing pipe – contractor should not be hung out to dry.
Bill Knapp, Harvard Avenue: if Boro splits the savings 50/50, don't mind splitting application fee 50/50; spoke about Lake Louise Dredging project.
Len Carlson, Randall Avenue: questioned flounder nursery in Lake Louise.
Joseph Miele, Harvard Avenue: spoke about Lake Louise Dredging project.
Anthony Lombardo, Arnold Avenue: spoke about dispatcher pay; spoke about fighting the unions.
Joe Entwistle, Baltimore Avenue: spoke about Lake Louise Dredging project.
Vince Castin, Trenton Avenue: working on an ordinance with the AWC about licensing for dogs to scare geese.
Andy Konidaris, Harvard Avenue: praised the work of the Police chief and police department spoke about importance of a full-time dispatcher to town’s safety; spoke about a tow truck operator who worked for free and should be paid.
Dave Cavagnaro, Parkway: been complaining about geese pollution for years – need to put people’s safety and welfare first – USDA will remove geese for about $7,700.
Kristin Hennessy, New Jersey Avenue: have obligation to teach children to think outside the box and seek sustainable solutions – rejected holocaust of geese; invited all to Sustainable NJ presentation.
Dan Hennessy, New Jersey Avenue: no two communities in NJ more aligned than the Beach and the Boro, particularly first aid squads – shouldn’t quibble over use of courtroom – shared services is the solution to our financial problems.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PERIOD ENDED AT 12:19 A.M.
The meeting was adjourned at 12:20 A.M.


Published March03, 2010 | Council Minutes | 971


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