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BOROUGH OF LAVALLETTE
CAUCUS/REGULAR MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL

LAVALLETTE
MUNICIPAL BUILDING

Monday, November 14, 2016-7:00 pm

 

CALL TO ORDER:  Mayor Walter G. LaCicero, presiding

 

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

 

Also present:      John Bennett, Borough Administrator

                             Eric Bernstein, Borough Attorney

                             Donnelly Amico, Municipal Clerk

                                                                                

READING OF THE OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS ACT STATEMENT: Notice of this meeting complies with the Open Public Meetings Act. Public Notice was published in the Ocean Star on January 8, 2016.  Notice was also posted on our municipal website and municipal bulletin board.

 

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 CLERK’S MINUTES: 

 

Regular Meeting of October 17, 2016

Special Meeting of November 7, 2016

 

Motion: Second: Vote:

 

REPORTS:

 

a)       Construction Report for October 2016-Councilwoman Filippone

b)       Zoning Report for October 2016-Councilwoman Filippone

 c)    Municipal Court Report for October 2016-Councilwoman Filippone

 d)    Police Overtime Report for October 2016-Councilwoman Filippone

 e)    Public Works Report for October 2016-Councilman Lamb

 f)    Public Affairs Report-Council President Zalom

 g)    Tax Account Report for October 2016-Tax Collector

 h)    Revenue Transaction Report for September 2016-Chief Financial Officer   

 

 

RESOLUTIONS-ON CONSENT:

 

2016-290authorizing the Municipal Clerk to advertise and receive bids for the

                        positions of Borough Attorney, Borough Auditor, Borough Prosecutor and

                        Consulting Engineer for the year 2017

 

2016-291recognizing the month of November 2016 as National Family  Caregivers

                        month in the Borough of Lavallette

 

2016-292approving a facilities use application to the Point Pleasant Soccer Club to

                        hold soccer practices on various dates in November 2016 from 6pm to 7:30

                        pm

2016-293authorizing Mayor Walter LaCicero to sign and execute Policy

                        Endorsements for Horizon Prescription and Dental, Dearborn National Life

                        Insurance and Sun Life Financial Short Term Disability for the year 2017

 

2016-294refunding unused planning board escrows in the amount of $873.00 to

                        Thomas & Maureen Sullivan

 

2016-295appointing two seasonal laborers for the Department of Public Works

                        commencing November 1, 2016 and ending April 30, 2017

 

2016-296approving the annual certifications submitted to the Borough by the

                        Lavallette First Aid Squad of all volunteer members who have qualified for

                        credit under the LOSAP Program for 2015

 

2016-297refunding unused planning board escrow in the amount of $1,273.50 to

                        Matthew Seriale

 

2016-298refunding an electrical permit fee in the amount of $60.00 to Carmine

                        Casciano of 132 Elizabeth Avenue due to the electrical work not being done

 

2016-299approving a facilities use application to the Lavallette Business Association to 

                        hold flea markets in the firehouse parking area on Saturday, July 15, 2017

                        and Saturday, August 12, 2017

 

2016-300approving a raffle license to St. Pio to hold an off premise 50/50 raffle to be

                        drawn on September 24, 2017 at 1pm at St. Pio Church

 

2016-301authorizing the Mayor and Municipal Clerk to execute the history grant

                        agreement with the Ocean County Cultural & Heritage Commission in the amount

                        of $500.00 for the year 2017

 

2016-302refunding unused off duty escrow funds to Northfield Construction in the amount

                        of $498.28

 

Motion: Second: Discussion: Public Comment: Vote:

 

RESOLUTIONS OFF CONSENT:

 

APPROVAL OF VOUCHERS:

 

2016-303      Bills List in the amount of 995,345.26

 

Motion: Second: Public Comment: Vote:

 

ORDINANCE ON FOR INTRODUCTION:

 

ORDINANCE NO. 2016-15 (1159) ORDINANCE OF THE BOROUGH OF LAVALLETTE, COUNTY OF OCEAN, STATE OF NEW JERSEY, AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING CHAPTER 31 OF THE BOROUGH CODE ENTITLED, “FLOOD HAZARD AREAS,’ AMENDING SECTION 31-13, “CONSTRUCTION CODE OFFICIAL DESIGNATED AS FLOOD PLAIN MANAGER

Motion: Second: Vote:

 

Public Hearing and Final Adoption scheduled for December 5, 2016.

 

ORDINANCE ON FOR FINAL ADOPTION:

ORDINANCE NO. 2016-02 (1146) ORDINANCE OF THE BOROUGH OF LAVALLETTE, COUNTY OF OCEAN, STATE OF NEW JERSEY, AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF AN INTER-MUNICIPAL AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING THE NEW JERSEY PUBLIC POWER AUTHORITY, A MUNICIPAL SHARED SERVICES ENERGY AUTHORITY

Motion: Second: Vote:

 

ORDINANCES ON FOR PUBLIC HEARING AND FINAL ADOPTION:

 

ORDINANCE NO. 2016-09 (1153) AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOROUGH OF LAVALLETTE, COUNTY OF OCEAN, STATE OF NEW JERSEY, AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING CHAPTER 90, ENTITLED “ZONING” OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF LAVALLETTE AMENDING ZONING PERMIT FEES

 

Motion: Second: Public Hearing: Vote:

 

Bond Ordinance NO. 2016-12 (1156) BOND ORDINANCE AMENDING IN PART BOND ORDINANCE NO. 2015-07 (1143) adopted on September 21, 2015, PROVIDING FOR ROAD IMPROVEMENTS TO GUYER AVENUE, IN ORDER TO EXPAND THE SCOPE OF IMPROVEMENTS TO INCLUDE miscellaneous road repairs, AUTHORIZED IN AND BY THE BOROUGH OF LAVALLETTE, IN THE COUNTY OF OCEAN, NEW JERSEY

Motion: Second: Public Hearing: Vote:

BOND ORDINANCE NO. 2016-13 (1157) BOND ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR VARIOUS CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS AND THE ACQUISITION OF VARIOUS CAPITAL EQUIPMENT, AND APPROPRIATING $230,000 THEREFOR AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $123,500 BONDS AND NOTES TO FINANCE A PORTION OF THE COSTS THEREOF, AUTHORIZED IN AND BY THE BOROUGH OF LAVALLETTE, IN THE COUNTY OF OCEAN, NEW JERSEY

 

Motion: Second: Public Hearing: Vote:

  COMMUNICATIONS:

   Engineering:

a)      O’Donnell, Stanton & Associates/Michael O’Donnell, Engineer/Vance Avenue Road Improvements/Pay Estimate No. 2/Received November 2, 2016

b)      O’Donnell, Stanton & Associates/Charles Applegate/Final Reimbursement/CDBG 2015/Received November 7, 2016

c)      O’Donnell, Stanton & Associates/Charles Applegate/Installation of New Standby Generator/Received November 7, 2016

New Jersey League of Municipalities:

 

a)                  Transportation Trust Fund Reauthorization Amended; Final Vote on Friday/Received October 5, 2016

b)                  Weekly Update/Received October 7, 2016

c)                  League Statement on Passage of TTF Reauthorization/Received October 7, 2016

d)                 Governor Signs TTF Reauthorization/Received October 14, 2016

e)                  Weekly Update/Received October 14, 2016

f)                   Legislative Alert/Received October 19, 2016

g)                  Best Practices Checklist Due Friday/Received October 20, 2016

h)                  Weekly Update/Received October 21, 2016

i)                    Atlantic City 5-Year Recovery Plan Advances/Received October 27, 2016

j)                    Weekly Update/Received October 28, 2016

 

General With No Action:

 

a)                  John Peal/106 Ortley Avenue/letter of opposition about the exercise class fee increase/Received October 12, 2016/Attached is John Bennett’s letter answering Mr. Peal

b)                  Ocean County Planning Board/David McKeon, Director/2016 Beach Grass Distribution/Received October 17, 2016

c)                  State of New Jersey/Department of Community Affairs/Charles Richman, Commissioner/letter advising the grant award for the 10% Non Federal Cost Share Program from FEMA in the amount of $281,288.00/Received October 18, 2016

d)                 State of New Jersey/Department of Transportation/Michael Russo, Director/suspension of projects by Governor’s Executive Order has been lifted/Received October 19, 2016

e)                  Lavallette Business Association/Rebecca Malloy, President/thank you letter for assistance and support with their 2016 events/Received October 24, 2016

f)                   Office of the Ocean County Engineer/John Ernst, Engineer/Storm water Management Contract/Received October 25, 2016

g)                  Ocean County Municipal Joint Insurance Fund/James Pine, Chairman/2017 Budget and Dividends/Received October 28, 2016

h)                  Ocean County Municipal Joint Insurance Fund/Perma Risk Management Services/2017 Proposed Budgets/Received October 31, 2016

i)                    Advocates for Children of NJ/Cecilia Zalkind, CEO/Healthy Food, Strong Kids Report/Received November 7, 2016

j)                    Ocean County Utilities Authority/Robert McGlaughlin, Planning Specialist/Third Quarter/2016 Metered Flow Data/Received November 7, 2016

           

General With Action:

 

a)                  State of New Jersey/Department of Transportation/John Case, Chief of Staff/requesting a cost sharing commitment of 25% from the Borough for the investigation into the timing of the lights on Rt. 35 South and Ortley, President, Washington, Jersey City Avenues/Received October 13, 2016

b)                  Christine Sabo/Brick, NJ/requesting to hold her wedding ceremony on June 24, 2017 at 7pm on the Philadelphia Avenue Beach/Received October 15, 2016

c)                  Residents on Guyer Avenue Ocean Block requesting the paving of their portion of the street since all the rest of Guyer Avenue was already repaved/Received October 17, 2016

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

 

Discussion of Roof Repairs for the Department of Public Works Buildings

 

Update on infiltration and manhole inspections

 

O’Donnell, Stanton & Associates-Proposal of Services for Grant Applications for President and Bryn Mawr Avenues NJ 2017 Municipal Aid Program

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC:

 

COMMENTS FROM THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL:

 

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

 

LOSAP Issue Regarding Letter dated April 17, 2015 and Report dated July 7, 2015 from State of New Jersey, Office of Comptroller

 

HBC Inspection Services Report on Lifeguard Building Issue

 

ADJOURNMENT: