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BOROUGH OF LAVALLETTE

CAUCUS/REGULAR MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL

 LAVALLETTE FIRST AID BUILDING

 September 8, 2014-7:00 pm

 

CALL TO ORDER:   Mayor Walter LaCicero, presiding

 

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

                           

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 10, 2014.  Notice was also posted on our municipal bulletin board and municipal website.

           

MOMENT OF SILENCE:  

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:    

 

MAYOR’S WELCOMING STATEMENT:   

 

PROCLAMATION:  SIXTY-SEVENTH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY-JUNE AND LACHLAN CAMERON

 

COUNCIL VACANCY - APPOINTMENT OF SUCCESSOR TO FILL VACANCY OF COUNCILMAN HORAN

 

Motion to appoint one of the three nominees: Second: Council Discussion: Vote:

 

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

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

 

Regular Meeting of August 25, 2014

 

Motion: Second: Vote:

 

REPORTS:

 

a)      Construction Report for August 2014-Councilwoman Filippone

b)      Zoning Report for August 2014-Councilwoman Filippone

 c)   Beach Badge Report for August and September 2014-Councilman Stogdill 

 d)   Municipal Court Report from August-Councilwoman Filippone

 e)   Public Affairs for August-Council President Zalom

 f)   Revenue Transaction Report for June-Chief Financial Officer

 g)   Tax Account Report for August 2014-Tax Collector

 

Motion: Second: Vote:

 

ON CONSENT AGENDA/OFF CONSENT AGENDA, AND VOUCHERS:

 

RESOLUTIONS – ON CONSENT:

 

2014-236                  recognizing the month of September as “National Preparedness Month” in the Borough of Lavallette

 

2014-237                  proclaiming the month of September as “Fruits and Veggies Month” in the Borough of Lavallette

 

2014-238                  proclaiming the month of September 2014 as “National Childhood Obesity Month” in the Borough of Lavallette

 

2014-239                  authorizing the Chief Financial Officer to refund planning board escrow in the amount of $743.00 to George Reinhardt of 101 New Brunswick Avenue

 

2014-240                  consenting to Verizon Wireless for the maintenance and replacement of antennas and equipment necessary for their upgrade at their site located on Borough property and to authorize the Borough Engineer to perform the review and inspection of related work

 

2014-241                  rescinding change funds for 2014 for the Administration Office and establishing a change fund for Tax Collector for 2014

 

2014-242                  authorizing the Treasurer to apply 2013 overpayments in the amount of $13,508.25 to 2014 taxes receivable

 

2014-243                  authorizing the Treasurer to refund a water bill credit balance in the amount of $2,018.16 to 2014 Property Taxes Receivable for Block 973 Lot 12.02

 

2014-244                  awarding a state contract #85477 to Generator Joe for the purchase of a generator for the Department of Public Works in the amount of $79,758.00

 

Motion: Second: Discussion: Public Comment: Vote:

RESOLUTION - OFF CONSENT:

APPROVAL OF VOUCHERS:

2014- 245                    Bills List in the amount of $1,186,766.96

Motion: Second: Vote:

COMMUNICATIONS:

Legal:

a)                  Eric M. Bernstein & Associates/Eric M. Bernstein, Esq/Rita Poole v. B & B Department Store/Received August 11, 2014

b)                  Eric M. Bernstein & Associates/Dominic DiYanni, Esq/Rita Poole v. Borough of Lavallette/Received September 2, 2014

 

Engineering:   

a)            O’Donnell, Stanton & Associates/Michael O’Donnell, Engineer/Municipal Building Sidewalk Improvement/NJDOT Permit Application/State Highway 35/Received August 1, 2014

b)            O’Donnell, Stanton & Associates/Michael O’Donnell, Engineer/Repair and Reconstruction of Damaged Roadways/Pay Estimate No. 3/Received August 21, 2014   

      c)         O’Donnell, Stanton & Associates/Michael O’Donnell, Engineer/Reconstruction of Boardwalk Pavilions/Received August 26, 2014

d)        O’Donnell, Stanton & Associates/Charles B. Applegate/Magee Avenue Pier Tee Reconstruction/Received September 2, 2014

e)            O’Donnell, Stanton & Associates/Michael O’Donnell, Engineer/Construction of New      Municipal Building/Pay Estimate No. 4/Received September 4, 2014

f)             O’Donnell, Stanton & Associates/Michael O’Donnell, Engineer/Magee Avenue Pier Tee  Dock Head Reconstruction/Received September 4, 2014

       

New Jersey League of Municipalities:

 

a)                  Mortgage Foreclosure Statute/Sample Ordinance Request/Received August 12, 2014

b)                  Weekly Summer Update/Received August 12, 2014

c)                  League Posts Resources to Empower Local Impact/Received August 13, 2014

d)                 Hotel Update for Annual League Conference/Received August 13, 2014

e)                  New Jersey Division of Fire Safety Issues Safety Warning on Current Social Media Stunt/Received August 13, 2014

f)                   Grant Seminar Series Helps Municipal Officials Find Funding to Meet Their Needs/Received August 13, 2014

g)                  Restoration of Energy Tax Receipts Legislation/Received August 13, 2014

h)                  Mayors Challenge to End Vets Homelessness/Received August 14, 2014

i)                    Upcoming WIMG Events/Received August 14, 2014

j)                    2014 League Conference Resolution/Received August 21, 2014

k)                  9,600 NJ Residents Need to Take Action to Retain Health Insurance/Received August 15, 2014

l)                    Assembly Speaker Opens Dialogue on Transportation Trust Fund Renewal League Offers Assistance/Received August 15, 2014

m)                Weekly Summer Update/Received August 19, 2014

n)                  Weekly Summer Update/Received August 26, 2014

o)                  Post Retirement Restrictions for PERS and PFRS Employees/Received August 27, 2014

p)                  Hep B Inoculation Reimbursement Program Set to Launch/Received August 27, 2014

q)                  Red Cross Resources on New School Mandates/Received August 28, 2014

r)                   National Preparedness Month Reminder/Received September 2, 2014

s)                   Grant Seminar Series Helps Municipal Officials Find Funding to Meet Their Needs/Received September 3, 2014      

t)                   “A Decade of Progress” the 10th Annual NJAFM Conference/New Jersey League of Municipalities session on the FEMA Community Rating System/Received September 3, 2014                                                                                                                                                                                                

 

General With No Action:

             

a)                  Clean Ocean Action/Catie Tobin, Coordinator/thanking the Borough for it’s support and participation every year/Received August 11, 2014

b)                  Monmouth County Board of Health/Kate Andrews, Grant Coordinator/Coordinating training Opportunities/Received August 12, 2014

c)                  New Jersey Economic Development Authority/Michele Brown, CEO/NJ Stronger Grant received by JD’s Hair and Nail Salon/Received August 21, 2014

d)                 Congress of the United States/House of Representatives/Jon Runyan, Member of Congress/Office Closing Procedures for Congressman Jon Runyan/Received August 21, 2014

e)                  Cablevision/Adam Falk, Vice President/acceptance of all terms for the cable franchise agreement/Received August 21, 2014

f)                   Ocean County Columbus Day Parade Committee/Michael Blandina, Chairman/Joining our Parade/Received August 22, 2014

g)                  Pt. Pleasant Beach High School Project Graduation/thank you for your donation/Received August 26, 2014

h)                  Jersey Central Power & Light/Mark Mader, Director/In the Matter of Basic Generation Service for the period beginning June 1, 2015/Received August 27, 2014

i)                    Michael Robertson, Career Lieutenant, Evesham, NJ Fire Rescue/registering complaint about receiving a ticket for not having a sticker for parking lot/Received September 2, 2014

j)                    Verizon Communications/Christopher Zorzi, Vice President/no longer required to file a Return of Tangible Personal Property used in business/Received September 2, 2014

k)                  The Latini Family/Collingswood, NJ/thanking Mayor and Council for allowing Waves of Impact to hold their surf camp in Lavallette/Received September 3, 2014

l)                    New Jersey Economic Development Authority/Dina Khmelnitsky, Hearing Officer/Stronger NJ Neighborhood and Community Revitalization/Round One Appeal for the Borough of Lavallette/Denial of Appeal/Received September 5, 2014

m)                State of New Jersey/Department of Transportation/John Hoffman, Acting Attorney General/Civil Suit/State DOT vs. Great Swan Bay Corp. and Borough of Lavallette/Received September 5, 2014 

 

General With Action:

 

a)                  State of New Jersey/Department of Transportation/Chris Christie, Governor/applications are now being accepted for the 2015 State Aid Programs/Received August 13, 2014

b)                  American Public Works Association/ New Jersey Chapter/Janet Leli, Chapter Administrator/requesting a nomination of one Public Works employee who deserves recognition/Received August 22, 2014

c)                  Borough of Fanwood/Colleen Mahr/requesting to donate a memorial bench in the name of their cousin who was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident/Received August 27, 2014

d)                 State of New Jersey/Department of Environmental Protection/Scott Brubaker, Program Manager/invitation to the new phase of the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Kick Off Meeting on September 4th and September 11th from 6pm to 8pm/Received September 2, 2014

e)                  The Committee for the Advancement of Arboriculture/requesting the Mayor attend this year’s New Jersey Shade Tree Federation on October 24th and 26th/Received September 3, 2014

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

 

NEW BUSINESS: 

 

COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC:

 

COMMENTS OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS:

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:   

 

ADJOURNMENT: