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BOROUGH OF LAVALLETTE

CAUCUS/REGULAR MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL

 LAVALLETTE FIRST AID BUILDING

 April 7, 2014-7:00 pm

 

CALL TO ORDER:   Mayor Walter LaCicero, presiding

 

ROLL CALL:  Council Members Borowski, Lamb, Zalom, Stogdill, Horan 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:   

 

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

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

 

Regular Meeting of March 24, 2014

Executive Session of March 24, 2014

 

Motion: Second: Vote:

 

REPORTS:

 

a)      Construction Report for March 2014-Councilwoman Filippone

b)      Zoning Report for March 2014-Councilwoman Filippone

 c)   Revenue Transaction Report for February-Chief Financial Officer

 d)   Tax Account Report for March 2014-Tax Collector

 

Motion: Second: Vote:

 

ON CONSENT AGENDA/OFF CONSENT AGENDA, AND VOUCHERS:

 

RESOLUTIONS – ON CONSENT:

 

2014-104                  appointing the beach badge office staff for the summer season 2014

 

2014-105                  authorizing the electric collector to correct a billing adjustment in the amount of $294.96 due to a misread meter reading at 504 Grand Central Avenue

 

2014-106                  approving a facilities use application to Island Junior Baseball to hold their practices and games from June through August on various dates and times

 

2014-107                  authorizing Mayor LaCicero to sign an execute the Proof of Loss Statement for flood and wind damage from the storm from the MEL/JIF

 

2014-108                  appointing Christine Sierfeld to the position of Chief Financial Officer/Tax Collector effective April 7, 2014

 

2014-109                  strongly objecting to the most recent plans and specifications for the Manasquan Inlet to Barnegat Inlet Beachfill, Initial Construction Project

 

2014-110                  appointing Anthony Serrano, Jr. to the position of Part time Crossing Guard and Telecommunicator effective April 1, 2014

 

2014-111                  recognizing the week of April 6, 2014 through April 12, 2014 as National Volunteer Week in the Borough of Lavallette

 

2014-112                  proclaiming the month of April as “Autism Awareness Month” in the Borough of Lavallette

 

2014-113                  authorizing the Treasurer to refund a duplicate construction permit payment to BC Express in the amount of $714.00

 

2014-114                  refunding the unused balance of planning board escrow funds in the amount of $2,155.50 to Rolando Cibischino of 113B New Jersey Avenue

 

2014-115                  authorizing the Municipal Clerk and the Engineer to advertise and accept bids for the construction of new pavilions on the boardwalk

 

2014-116                  authorizing the Treasurer be authorized a check in the amount of $1976.48 to US Bank Pro Cap III, LLC for the redemption of a Tax Sale Certificate

 

2014-117                  authorizing the CFO to refund solar escrow fees for various properties totaling $3,080.00

 

2014-118                     authorizing the settlement of the reconstruction of the Lavallette Lifeguard Headquarters Project with N T & P Construction, Inc.         

 

2014-119      authorizing the Council President and Borough Clerk to execute a settlement agreement and general release

 

 

Motion: Second: Discussion: Public Comment: Vote:

RESOLUTION - OFF CONSENT:

APPROVAL OF VOUCHERS:

2014-120                                 Bills List in the amount of $843,494.29

Motion: Second: Vote:

INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCES:

 

BOND ORDINANCE 2014-06 (1131) BOND ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE PURCHASE AND INSTALLATION OF PUBLIC WORKS GENERATOR AND REPLACEMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS FUELING STATION, AND APPROPRIATING $350,000 THEREFOR AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $332,500 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

 

Public Hearing and Final Adoption will be held on April 21, 2014

 

Motion: Second: Vote:

COMMUNICATIONS:

Engineering:   

 

a)            O’Donnell, Stanton & Associates/John Berens, Project Manager/Water Meter

            Replacement/Rio Supply, Inc./Pay Estimate No. 1/Received March 17, 2014

b)            O’Donnell, Stanton & Associates/Matthew Smith/Handicapped Parking/Route 35

            Northbound/Borough of Lavallette/Received March 18, 2014

c)            O’Donnell, Stanton & Associates/Michael O’Donnell/Repair of Damaged Roads-Phase

            II/Received March 24, 2014

d)           O’Donnell, Stanton & Associates/Michael O’Donnell/Construction of New Municipal

            Complex/Received March 26, 2014

e)            O’Donnell, Stanton & Associates/Michael O’Donnell/5KV Metering Cubicle 

            Replacement/Received April 3, 2014

f)             O’Donnell, Stanton & Associates/Michael O’Donnell/Preconstruction Conference

           Agenda/Construction of New Municipal Complex/Received April 3, 2014

 

New Jersey League of Municipalities:

 

a)                  Urge Your Legislators to Support A-1021/S-268, Energy Receipts Property Tax Relief Initiative/Received March 10, 2014        

b)                  US Senator Booker Provides Useful Income Tax Information for New Jersey Mayors/Received March 11, 2014

c)                  Sustainable Jersey Announced the 34 Towns Selected to Receive Grants for Community-Based Sustainability Projects/Received March 12, 2014    

d)                 NJ Supreme Court Stays Appellate Order on COAH/Commercial Development Fee/Received March 13, 2014

e)                  NJ Supreme Court Vacates Appellate Order on COAH/Received March 14, 2014

f)                   Flood Insurance Affordability Bill Readied for President’s Signature/Received March 14, 2014

g)                  Urgent Legislative Alert!/Extension of 2% Cap on Interest Arbitration Awards/Only Two Voting Sessions Left/Received March 17, 2014

h)                  National Agriculture Day Just One Week Away/Received March 18, 2014

i)                    Police and Fire Interest Arbitration Task Force Report Issued/Received March 19, 2014

j)                    Reduced Public Employee Pension Bills Posted Online/Received March 20, 2014

k)                  Press Conference on Deadline on the 2% Cap on Interest Arbitration Awards/Received March 20, 2014

l)                    Upcoming Sustainable Jersey Workshops and Webinars Which May Be of Interest to Your Municipality/Received March 20, 2014

m)                President Walters Delivers League Outlook on Governor’s Budget Proposal/Received March 21, 2014

n)                  Technology Education Conference/Received March 21, 2014

o)                  March National Ethics Awareness Month/Received March 21, 2014

p)                  President Signs Flood Insurance Rate Relief Bill/Received March 24, 2014

q)                  Urgent Legislative Alert/Interest Arbitration 2% CAP/Received March 25, 2014

r)                   New Jersey Digital Government Summit/Received March 28, 2014

s)                   Urgent Legislative Alert/Need Action on  Interest Arbitration Cap/Received March 28, 2014

t)                   Don’t Stop Now!/Insist on Action to Reinstate the Arbitration Cap/Received March 31, 2014

u)                  Office of Legislative Budget and Finance Officer Rosen and State Treasurer Eristoff Testify on Governor’s Budget Proposal/Received April 4, 2014

 

General With No Action:

           

a)                 State of New Jersey/Department of Environmental Protection/George King, Chief/Underground Storage Tank/101A Reese Avenue/Unrestricted Use-No Further Action Letter and Covenant Not to Sue/Received March 6, 2014

b)                 New Jersey/Department of Environmental Protection/Bob Martin, Commissioner/First Demolition of DEP’s Superstorm Sandy Buyout Program to Take Place in Sayreville/Received March 12, 2014

c)         County of Ocean/Road Department/Sweep of County Roads/Received March 17, 2014

d)         State of New Jersey/Department of Environmental Protection/Division of Water Quality/Terry Beym, Acting Section Chief/Public Hearing FY 2014 Annual Fee  Report/Received March 19, 2014

g)             State of New Jersey/Department of  Transportation/Christie Administration Announces Summer Construction Schedule for Route 35/Received March 21, 2014

h)             Borough of Bay Head/William Curtis, Mayor/letter to Verizon In the Matter of Verizon New Jersey Inc.’s Alleged Failure to Comply with Opportunity New Jersey Commitments/Received March 21, 2014

g)         File Bank/Greg Copeland, President/Archival of Records/Received March 24, 2014

h)         State of New Jersey/Office of the Attorney General/SFC Patrick Gorman, Unit  Head/FEMA Eligibility Determination Letter/Received March 24, 2014

i)                    EXCEL Environmental Resources, Inc./Michael Meriney, Vice President/NJDEP Brownfield Funding Program is Back/Received March 24, 2014

j)                    Ocean County/Department of Solid Waste Management/James Lacey, Freeholder Liaison/Ocean County Recycling Revenue Sharing Program/Received March 26, 2014

k)                  Ocean County Mosquito Extermination Commission/Michael Romanowski,  Supt./Approved Fact Sheets/Received March 31, 2014

l)                    FEMA/US Department of Homeland Security/Timothy Crowley, Director/Preliminary  Flood Insurance Rate Maps/Received March 31, 2014

m)                New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection/Bob Martin,  Commissioner/Christie Administration Launches New “Don’t Waste Our Open Space” Initiative to Combat Illegal Dumping in State Parks and Natural Lands

n)                  State of New Jersey/Department of Environmental Protection/Christie Administration Announces Approval of First Sandy Elevation Grants from Department of Environmental Protection’s HMGP Elevation Program/Received April 4, 2014

 

General With Action:

 

a)          Seaside Park Volunteer Fire Co., No. 1/Paul Barna, Sr.100th Anniversary Committee/requesting the attendance of the Mayor at their 100th Anniversary Celebration to be held on June 7, 2014/Received March 12, 2014 

b)          State of New Jersey/Department of Transportation/James S. Simpson, Commissioner/Requesting Applications for Safe Routes to School/Received March 12, 2014

c)          State of New Jersey/Department of Transportation/requesting applications for Transportation Alternatives Program/Received March 12, 2014

d)          Bonnie Brady/requesting a refund for her $200 gazebo rental fee/Received March 18, 2014

e)          New Jersey Association of County and City Health Officials/Stephanie Carey, President/requesting the Mayor’s attendance on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Mercer County College to discuss County health rankings and health issues/Received March 24, 2014

f)          NJBIA/Melanie Willoughby, Acting President/inviting the Mayor to nominate a company for the 2014 Awards for Excellence/Received March 31, 2014

g)         Boy Scouts of America/Bray Barnes, Executive Chairman/requesting the Mayor’s presence at the State Police/National Guard Camporee Event from May 16 through 18th 2014/Received April 2, 2014

h)         Ernest Stefanelli/122 Camden Avenue/requesting the town remove the sand that blew on this property from Bay Blvd/Received April 2, 2014

i)          Ocean County LTCR Plan Meetings/Shelly Hull/requesting presence at this meeting on April 29, 2014/Received April 2, 2014

j)         Upper Shores Branch Library/June Schneider, Branch Manager/requesting to be added to the April 21st agenda to speak briefly about ongoing services and requesting that the  Library Week Proclamation is put on that meeting agenda also/Received April 3, 2014

k)                Department of Environmental Protection/Bob Martin, Commissioner/invitation to the Update on Governor Christie’s Comprehensive Action Plan to Address the Ecological Decline of Barnegat Bay/Received April 3, 2014

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

 

Army Corps of Engineers Beach Replenishment Project

 

NEW BUSINESS: 

 

COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC:

 

COMMENTS OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS:

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION:   

 

ADJOURNMENT: