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BOROUGH OF LAVALLETTE

CAUCUS/REGULAR MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL

 LAVALLETTE FIRST AID BUILDING

 January 26, 2015-7:00 pm

 

CALL TO ORDER:   Mayor Walter LaCicero, presiding

 

ROLL CALL:  Council Members Borowski, Lamb, Zalom, Stogdill, Finter 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 9, 2014.  Notice was also posted on our municipal bulletin board and municipal website.

           

MOMENT OF SILENCE:  

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:    

 

PRESENTATION:  Gina Cavallo from Pay It Forward with a Donation of $5,000 to the Firehouse

 

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 December 22, 2014

Minutes of Reorganizational Meeting of January 5, 2015

Minutes of RFP for Professional Licensed Planner of January 6, 2015

 

Motion: Second: Vote:

 

REPORTS:

 

a)      Construction Report for December 2014-Councilwoman Filippone

b)      Zoning Report for December 2014-Councilwoman Filippone

 c)   Municipal Court Report for December 2014-Councilwoman Filippone

 d)   Public Affairs Report-Council President Zalom

 e)   Revenue Transaction Report for November & December-Chief Financial Officer

 f)   Tax Account Report for December 2014-Tax Collector

 

Motion: Second: Vote:

 

ON CONSENT AGENDA/OFF CONSENT AGENDA, AND VOUCHERS:

 

RESOLUTIONS – ON CONSENT:

 

2015-62                      appointing Justin Ottmer to the position of part time telecommunicator for the Lavallette Police Department effective January 1, 2015

 

2015-63                      appointing Council President Anita Zalom as the  CDBG Representative commencing January 1, 2015 and ending December 31, 2015

 

2015-64                      approving a residential parking permit to Pam Maguire at 118 Kerr  Avenue

 

2015-65                      authorizing submission of the application of the Lavallette Municipal Alliance Grant for the year 2015-2016 in the amount of $21,461

 

2015-66                      authorizing the deletion of removed items from the 2015 fixed asset inventory

 

2015-67                      authorizing the Treasurer apply 2014 tax overpayments in the amount of $13,021.68 to 2015 taxes receivable

 

2015-68                      amending the 2015 temporary budget in the amount of $5,000

 

2015-69                      authorizing the refund of planning board escrows in the amount of $1,098.00 to Maureen and Robert Mills of 501 Bay Blvd.

 

2015-70                      accepting the retirement of Kenneth Andreski and authorizing payment of unused sick and vacation time

 

2015-71                      approving a raffle license to the Rosary Altar Society of St. Pio to hold a 50/50 on premise raffle at their Parish Hall on April 24, 2015

 

2015-72                      authorizing the purchase of a Beach Tech 2000 for the Department of Public Works in the amount of $13,000

 

2015-73                      strongly encouraging the Governor to impose a moratorium on all construction work associated with the reconstruction of Route 35 during the 2015 summer beach season

 

2015-74                      authorizing the refund of planning board escrows in the amount of $670.00 to Emilio Gallo of 103 Magee Avenue

 

Motion: Second: Discussion: Public Comment: Vote:

RESOLUTION - OFF CONSENT:

APPROVAL OF VOUCHERS:

2015- 75                      Bills List in the amount of $3,380,300.87

Motion: Second: Vote:

ORDINANCES ON FOR PUBLIC HEARING AND FINAL ADOPTION:

 

BOND ORDINANCE NO. 2015-01 (1137) BOND ORDINANCE AMENDING IN PART BOND

ORDINANCE NO. 2014-06 (1131) ADOPTED ON APRIL 21, 2014, PROVIDING FOR THE

PURCHASE AND INSTALLATION OF A PUBLIC WORKS GENERATOR AND

REPLACEMENT OF A PUBLIC WORKS FUELING STATION, IN ORDER TO INCREASE

THE APPROPRIATION OF $600,000, TO INCREASE THE AUTHORIZED BONDS

AND NOTES TO BE ISSUED TO FINANCE A PORTION OF THE COSTS THEREOF BY

$237,500, FOR A TOTAL DEBT AUTHORIZATION OF $570,000, AND TO INCREASE THE

ALLOCATION OF THE APPROPRIATION TO COSTS PERMITTED UNDER N.J.S.A.

40A:2020, AUTHORIZED IN AND BY THE BOROUGH OF LAVALLETTE, IN THE COUNTY

OF OCEAN, NEW JERSEY

 

Motion: Second: Public Hearing: Vote:

COMMUNICATIONS:

Legal:

a)                  Eric M. Bernstein & Associates/Eric Bernstein, Esq./Rita Poole v. B & B Department Store/Received December 12, 2014

b)                  Eric M. Bernstein & Associates/Ann Marie Rizzutto, Esq/Shoemaker/Lavallette Hardware/1601 Route 35 Associates, LLC/Received January 12, 2015

c)                  Eric M. Bernstein & Associates/Mollie Hartman, Esq/Valerie Coniglio v. Borough of Lavallette/Received January 20, 2015

Engineering:   

 

a)            O’Donnell, Stanton & Associates/Michael O’Donnell, Engineer/Construction of New Municipal Building/Pay Estimate No. 7/Received December 22, 2014

b)            O’Donnell, Stanton & Associates/Michael O’Donnell, Engineer/Virginia Avenue Road Improvements/Pay Estimate No. 1/Received January 2, 2015

c)             O’Donnell, Stanton & Associates/Michael O’Donnell, Engineer/Repair of Damaged Roadways/Phase II/Pay Estimate No. 1/Received January 2, 2015

d)               O’Donnell, Stanton & Associates/Michael O’Donnell, Engineer/Construction of New Municipal Building/Pay Estimate No. 8/Received January 23, 2015

       

New Jersey League of Municipalities:

 

a)                  Weekly Policy Update/December 5, 2014

b)                  Senate Transportation Committee Takes Testimony from League Leaders on Trust Fund Renewal/Received December 8, 2014

c)                  99th Conference Follow Up 20 Resolutions Approved/Received December 10, 2014

d)                 Municipal Leaders Thank Senate President Sweeney for Leadership on Local Transportation Aid/Received December 11, 2014

e)                  Weekly Policy  Update/Received December 12, 2014

f)                   NJLM’s 2015 State Legislative Priorities/Received December 17, 2015

g)                  Legislative Alert/December 17, 2014

h)                  State Unveils Spending Plan for Third-Round of Federal Sandy Recovery Funding/Received December 18, 2014

i)                    Weekly Policy Update Bills on the Governor’s Desk/Received December 19, 2014

j)                    League’s Educational Foundation Has Published Its 24th Issue Paper in the “Friends of Local Government” Series/Received December 29, 2014

k)                  Governor Signs Permit  Extension Act/Received December 29, 2014

l)                    Online Resources for Social Security Applicants/Received January 6, 2015

m)                COAH Update-Recap of  Today’s Supreme Court Oral Argument/Received January 6, 2015

n)                  Recruitment of Executive Director/Received January 6, 2015

o)                  Meeting Tonight on Off Shore Liquefied Natural Gas Facility and Pipeline Proposal/Received January 8, 2015

p)                  Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration and National Day of Service Opportunities/Received January 8, 2015

q)                  Celebrating the History of the League/Received January 14, 2015

r)                   Annual Campaign Contribution Notice/Received January 16, 2015

s)                   Weekly Policy Update/Received January 16, 2015

t)                   New Content on  DLGS Web Site/Received January 20, 2015

u)                  Interstate Natural Gas Pipeline Projects in New Jersey/Received January 20, 2015

v)                  Contact Legislators Now to Protect Relief for Our Property Taxpayers/Received January 20, 2015

w)                Please Support All Efforts to Increase Local Transportation Aid/Received January 20, 2015

x)                  Washington Watch/An Update on Activity in Our Nation’s Capital/Received January 21, 2015

y)                  Transportation Trust Fund/Received January 21, 2015

z)                  Property Tax in New Jersey/Received January 22, 2015

 

General With No Action:

 

a)                  Ocean County Municipal Joint Insurance Fund/Perma Risk Services/2015 Budgets/Received December 8, 2014

b)                  Ocean County Health Department/Daniel Regenye, Coordinator/Lavallette Funding for Municipal Alliance Grant/Received December 8, 2014

c)                  Colonial Bakery/Marie O’Neill/Lavallette, NJ/2015 Barrier Island Construction/Received December 16, 2014

d)                 Kenneth Andreski/letter of resignation/Received December 17, 2014

e)                  Municipal Excess Liability Joint Insurance Fund/David Grubb, Exec. Director/Super Storm Sandy Status Report/Received December 18, 2014

f)                   Kenneth Meka/North American Eagle Construction, LLC/Donation of $2,000 to the Fire Department for their building repairs/Received December 21, 2014

g)                  Ocean County Health Department/Mary Gibson, Municipal Alliance Coordinator/Status on Quarterly Reports/Received December 22, 2014

h)                  National Center for State Courts/Timothy Faustko, Project Director/Lessons Learned/Received December 22, 2014

i)                    New Jersey State Legislature/10th District Legislative Office/James Holzapfel, Senator/letter to Commissioner Fox to keep them updated on the Route 35 Construction/Received December 23, 2014

j)                    Lavallette Yacht Club/Ruth Oliver, Secretary/closure of Swan Point Road on Saturday, January 31, 2015 to February 1, 2015/Received January 6, 2015

k)                  Raymond Bober/1600 Grand Central Avenue/encouraging the Borough to reinstate the townwide garage sale and cleanup program/Received January 7, 2015

l)                    New Jersey American Water/Press Release/New Jersey American Water Rate Filing Seeks Recovery for $775 Million in System Upgrades/Received January 16, 2015

m)                Municipal Excess Liability Joint Insurance Fund/David Grubb, Exec. Director/Super Storm Sandy Scheduling Order/Received January 16, 2015

n)                  State of New Jersey/Department of Environmental Protection/Request for Proposals/Sustainable and Resilient Coastal Communities Grant Program/Received January 20, 2015

o)                  State of New Jersey/Department of Community Affairs/Jason Martucci/2015 Community Development Block Grant Round Three Essential Services Grant/Received January 23, 2015

p)                  Cablevision/Layth Taki, Senior VP/Franchise Fee Payment in the amount of $24,700.00/Received January 23, 2015

                       

General With Action:

 

a)            Kevin Dey/requesting that Al DeBenedictis take over the position of Cert Coordinator for the Emergency Management Team/Received January 20, 2015

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

Michael Sheptock requesting to shoot a movie in various areas on the beach and bay front on March 4th, March 5th and March 9th

 

2ND PUBLIC HEARING - CDBG FUNDING 2015

 

COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC:

 

COMMENTS OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS:

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:   

 

RESOLUTIONS OFF CONSENT:

 

ADJOURNMENT: