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BOROUGH OF LAVALLETTE

CAUCUS/REGULAR MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL

 LAVALLETTE FIRST AID BUILDING

 July 6, 2015-7:00 pm

 

CALL TO ORDER:   Mayor Walter LaCicero, presiding

 

ROLL CALL:  Council Members Borowski, Filippone, Zalom, Stogdill, Finter and Lamb

                           

Also present:        Christopher F. Parlow, Borough Administrator/Municipal Clerk

                               Eric Bernstein, Borough Attorney       

                               Donnelly Amico, Deputy Municipal Clerk                        

                                                                                                 

READING OF THE OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS ACT STATEMENT: Notice of this meeting was published in the Ocean Star on January 9, 2015.  Notice was also posted on our municipal bulletin board and municipal website.

           

MOMENT OF SILENCE:  

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: 

 

MAYOR’S WELCOMING STATEMENT:   

 

COMMENTS FROM PUBLIC (Items not listed on agenda / not staying for remainder of meeting)

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

 

Minutes of Regular Meeting of June 22, 2015

Minutes of Bid Opening of June 30, 2015

 

Motion: Second: Vote:

 

REPORTS:

 

a)                    Construction Report for June-Councilwoman Filippone  

b)                    Zoning Report for June-Councilwoman Filippone

c)                    Municipal Court Report for June-Councilwoman Filippone

d)                    Police Overtime Report for June-Councilwoman Filippone    

e)                    Public Works Report for June-Councilman Lamb         

f)                     Beach Badge Report for June-Councilman Stogdill 

g)                    Public Affairs Report for June-Council President Zalom

h)                    Summary of the 2015 Refunding Transaction Report-Chief Financial Officer        

i)                     Tax Account Report for June-Tax Collector

j)                     Revenue Transaction Report for May-Chief Financial Officer

 

Motion: Second: Vote:

 

ON CONSENT AGENDA/OFF CONSENT AGENDA, AND VOUCHERS:

 

RESOLUTIONS – ON CONSENT

 

2015-199                  proclaiming July 18, 2015, as “Choose Your Cover Day” in the Borough of Lavallette

 

2015-200        authorizing the application for a social affairs permit to the Lavallette Fire Department for the sale of malt alcoholic beverages only in conjunction with the Lavallette Founder’s Day to be held on the Borough of Lavallette Bay Front Grounds on September 12, 2015

 

2015-201      appointing Kevin Landmesser as a Class I Police Officer at an hourly rate of $9.00

 

2015-202      certifying to the Local Finance Board  of the  State of New Jersey that all members  of the Governing Body have reviewed, at a minimum, the sections of the annual  audit entitled “Comments and Recommendations”

 

2015-203     approving the renewal of Plenary Liquor License No. 1515-44-005-008 for license year 2015-2016 held by White Whale, LLC doing business as Lavallette Liquors

 

2015-204     approving the renewal of Plenary Liquor License No. 1515-44-001-005 for license year 2015-2016 held by J. Ralph, Inc., doing business as Cornerstone Wines and Liquors

 

2015-205     approving a facilities use application to the Lavallette Elementary  School to hold tennis lessons starting July 6, 2015 through August 14, 2015, Monday through  Friday from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

 

2015-206     awarding a contract to Garden State Fireworks to hold a fireworks display on   September 12, 2015 at the Lavallette Founder’s Day

 

2015-207     approving the renewal of the Plenary Liquor License No. 1515-33-003-005 for the license year 2015-2016 held by Saulwil, Inc. doing business as The Crab’s Claw Inn

 

Motion: Second: Discussion: Public Comment: Vote:

RESOLUTIONS - OFF CONSENT:

2015-208approving a facilities use application to Sam Hammer Surf Camp to hold paddle  board yoga on the Brown Avenue ocean beach or the Magee Avenue bay beach Saturdays and Sundays, from July 11th through September 6th 2015 from 8am to 11am

Motion: Second: Discussion: Vote:

2015-209  approving a facilities use application to Waves of Impact to hold their surf camp for wounded veterans and special needs children on Tuesday, August 11th and Wednesday, August 12th 2015

Motion: Second: Vote:

APPROVAL OF VOUCHERS:

2015-210                                 Bills List in the amount of $1,063,287.96

Motion: Second:  Public Comment; Vote:

INTRODUCTION OF AMENDMENT TO 2015 BUDGET:

Resolution 2015-211

Motion: Second: Vote:

Public Hearing and Final Adoption is scheduled for July 20, 2015.

COMMUNICATIONS:

Legal:

a)      Eric M. Bernstein & Associates/Dominic DiYanni, Esq/Rita Poole v. Borough of Lavallette/Received June 8, 2015

b)      Eric M. Bernstein & Associates/Anne Marie Rizzutto, Esq/Borough of Lavallette and the Lavallette Board of Education/Received June 30, 2015

c)      Eric M. Bernstein & Associates/Eric Bernstein, Esq/Lenny’s Pizzeria Restaurant, Inc. v. Borough of Lavallette/Received July 2, 2015

  Engineering: 

 

a)            O’Donnell, Stanton & Associates/Michael O’Donnell, Engineer/Westmont Avenue Stormwater Pipe Repair/Price Quotation/Received June 8, 2015

b)            O’Donnell, Stanton & Associates/Michael O’Donnell, Engineer/Virginia Avenue Road Improvements/Punch List/Received June 23, 2015

 

New Jersey League of Municipalities:

 

a)                  Weekly Policy Update/Received June 5, 2015

b)                  More Info Posted on FEMA Grant Availability/Received June 8, 2015

c)                  S-781 and S-782/Amendments to the Open Public Meetings Act and Open Public Records Act/Received June 9, 2015

d)                 New Jersey Supreme Court Ruling on Pension Payment Obligations/Received June 9, 2015

e)                  “The Making of our Nation’s Laws” and Other Resources Available on Our Website/Received June 11, 2015

f)                   Federal Law Enforcement Body-Worn Camera Program/Received June 11, 2015

g)                  Federal Highway Administration Memo on Roadside Safety Hardware/Received June 11, 2015

h)                  New Jersey Supreme Court Case on Pension Funding (Chapter 78)/Received June 11, 2015

i)                    Weekly Policy Update/Received June 12, 2015

j)                    Impact on Property Taxes When Implementing an Element of Pension and Benefits “Roadmap” Report/Received June 17, 2015

k)                  Status Report on Addressing the “Roadmap to Resolution”/Received June 18, 2015

l)                    Niagara Bottled Water Recall Information/Received June 23, 2015

m)                Legislative Update/Received June 24, 2015

n)                  Sunset of Certain Provisions of c. 78 Pension and Healthcare Reforms/Received June 25, 2015

 

General With No Action:

 

a)                  Local Efforts to Implement Paid Sick Leave/Various Associations/Received June 8, 2015

b)                  Ocean County Municipal Joint Insurance Fund/Joseph Mirarchi, Senior Consultant/Loss Control Report/Received June 8, 2015

c)                  Flood Risk Evaluator/Brian Shaw/Certified Floodplain Manager/Community Seminars/Received June 10, 2015

d)                 Barnegat Bay Update/Christie Administration Announces $2.1 Million in Federal Grants to Help Fishing-Related Businesses Impacted by Sandy/Received June 13, 2015

e)                  DQ Events/Check in the amount of $1,601.00 for 10% Profits of their Triathlon/Received June 22, 2015

f)                   DEP Encourages Boaters to be Aware of Ecologically Sensitive Areas of Barnegat Bay/Received June 23, 2015

g)                  Donald Eckhard/complaint letter about receiving a $50.00 violation for walking their dog on the boardwalk/Received June 23, 2015

h)                  State of New Jersey/Department of Community Affairs/Timothy Cunningham, Director/2015 Essential Services Grant Award in the amount of $608,473.50/Received June 30, 2015

i)                    Ocean County Board of Health/Mary Gibson, Municipal Alliance Coordinator/Upcoming Deadlines/Received June 30, 2015

j)                    Jersey Central Power & Light/JCPL Regional Joint Use Group/Posting Signs & Banners on Utility Poles/Received July 2, 2015

 

General With Action:

 

a)                  Clean Ocean Action/Melissa Mertz, Coordinator/requesting permission to set up two tables on the beach on Saturday, August 8, 2015 and Sunday, August 9, 2015 from 10am to 2pm/Received June 9, 2015

b)                  Dolores Sheptock/103 New York Avenue/requesting some benches be installed on the boardwalk at all the points of access to the beach like the ones on Brooklyn Avenue/Received June 30, 2015

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

Discussion of Creating the Position of Supervisor of Recreation-Council President Zalom

 

COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC:

 

COMMENTS OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS:

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:   

 

Litigation

 

Lenny’s Pizzeria and Restaurant, Inc. v. Borough of Lavallette, etal.

 

ADJOURNMENT: