MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEETING

BOROUGH OF WANAQUE

MINUTES
February 9, 2009

A Regular Meeting of the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Wanaque was held on Monday, February 9, 2009, at 8:05 P.M. in the Wanaque Municipal Building.

The Mayor called the meeting to order.

On roll call, the following Council Members responded: Balunis, Cisco, O’Connell, Pasquariello, Pettet and Theoharous. The Mayor declared a quorum. The Borough Attorney and Borough Engineer were present.

The Mayor read the following Sunshine Statement: This is a Regular Meeting of the Mayor and Council and adequate notice thereof has been given by advertising the dates, time and place of the Regular meetings in the Suburban Trends and the Herald News newspapers and was e-mailed to these papers on January 2, 2009, and a notice thereof has been posted on January 2, 2009 on the bulletin board in the Wanaque Municipal Building, 579 Ringwood Avenue, Wanaque, New Jersey and a copy thereof has been on file in the office of the Municipal Clerk.

PRESENTATION: Sports Awards Certificates – 7:00 P.M.
Presentation also by Freeholder Tahesha Way

The Mayor, Councilman Balunis and Freeholder Tahesha Way presented the Sports Award Certificates.

MINUTES:

Regular Meeting of January 12, 2009.

On entertainment of the Mayor, Councilmen Pasquariello and Pettet moved a motion to approve the aforementioned minutes.
On roll call, all voted yes, and the Mayor declared the motion carried.

ORDINANCES: None.

COMMITTEE REPORTS: (Work Meeting)

CONSENT AGENDA:

Application for Used Car Lot – Ameri-Car and Truck Sales, Inc., 891 Ringwood
Avenue, Haskell (Approved by the Police Chief, Building Inspector and Health
Inspector)

Application for Amusement Machine License:
Re: Joseph Agostino, “Flip’s”, 18 Railroad Avenue, Wanaque (Approved by the
Police Chief and Fire Chief)

Resolution #32-0-09:
Re: Cancel 2009 Taxes on Block 999, Lot 4.01, Block 301, Lot 1.01 and Block 249,
Lot 1

WHEREAS, Pulte Communities of NJ Limited Partnership is the owner of

Block 999 Lot 4.01
Block 301 Lot 1.01
Block 249 Lot 1, and

WHEREAS, the Borough of Wanaque has entered into a lease agreement with the same, and
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that as part of this lease agreement, the Tax Collector will cancel the tax and accrued interest on these properties for the year 2008.

Resolution #33-0-09:
Re: Refund of Tax overpayments for Block 242, Lot 5 in the amount of $445.47 and for Block 405, Lot 2 in the amount of $250.00

WHEREAS, there exists tax overpayments on the properties listed herein for the fourth quarter of 2008:

BLOCK LOT AMOUNT
242 5 $445.47
405 2 $250.00

WHEREAS, the owners have requested a refund of said overpayments;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Treasurer shall refund a total of $695.47 as per the certification of the Tax Collector.

Resolution #34-0-09:
Re: Budgetary Transfers

Be It Resolved By the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Wanaque that the following inter-appropriation transfers affecting the year 2008 Local Municipal Budget be approved:
Be It Further Resolved That the proper Borough Officers are hereby directed to enter the said transfers on the financial records of the Borough:

FROM TO

8-CU-01-099-101 $5,000.00 8-CU-01-099-124 $5,000.00
ADMIN S&W POLICE S&W

Payment to County of Passaic:
Re: 1st Quarter Taxes for the Year 2009 in the amount of $1,763,262.41

Payment to County of Passaic:
Re: Open Space Taxes for 1st Quarter Year 2009 in the amount of $35,638.32

Payment to County of Passaic:
Re: 2008 Added/Omitted Assessment and Open Space in the amount of $6,743.70

Resolution #41-0-09:
Re: Redemption of Tax Sale Certificate #06-00168 to Wachovia-Cust/Sass Muni V Dtr for Block 448, Lot 16 in the amount of $285,064.97

WHEREAS, a Tax Sale was held for 2005 delinquent Municipal charges on May 23, 2006, and
WHEREAS, Wachovia- Cust/Sass Muni V dtr was the successful bidder for Block 448 Lot 16 for which Tax Sale Certificate #06-00168 was assigned, and
WHEREAS, the property owner has redeemed said certificate of which funds have been deposited into the Current Account.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Treasurer shall refund to the lien holder the amount of $285,064.97 as per the certification of the Tax Collector.

Resolution #42-0-09:
Re: Redemption of Tax Sale Certificate #06-00142 to Elliot Loeb for Block 200.20, Lot 4 in the amount of $1,062.77

WHEREAS, a Tax Sale was held for 2005 delinquent Municipal charges on May 23, 2006, and
WHEREAS, Elliot Loeb was the successful bidder for Block 200.20 Lot 4 for which Tax Sale Certificate #06-00142 was assigned, and
WHEREAS, the property owner has redeemed said certificate of which funds have been deposited into the Current Account.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Treasurer shall refund to the lien holder the amount of $1062.77 as per the certification of the Tax Collector.

Resolution #43-0-09:
Re: Redemption of Tax Sale Certificate #06-00144 to Elliot Loeb for Block 200.20, Lot 6 in the amount of $1,044.60

WHEREAS, a Tax Sale was held for 2005 delinquent Municipal charges on May 23, 2006, and
WHEREAS, Elliot Loeb was the successful bidder for Block 200.20 Lot 6 for which Tax Sale Certificate #06-00144 was assigned, and
WHEREAS, the property owner has redeemed said certificate of which funds have been deposited into the Current Account.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Treasurer shall refund to the lien holder the amount of $1044.60 as per the certification of the Tax Collector.

Resolution #44-0-09:
Re: Redemption of Tax Sale Certificate #06-001148 to Elliot Loeb for Block 200.20, Lot 17 in the amount of $6,559.06

WHEREAS, a Tax Sale was held for 2005 delinquent Municipal charges on May 23, 2006, and
WHEREAS, Elliot Loeb was the successful bidder for Block 200.20 Lot 17 for which Tax Sale Certificate #06-00148 was assigned, and
WHEREAS, the property owner has redeemed said certificate of which funds have been deposited into the Current Account.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Treasurer shall refund to the lien holder the amount of $6559.06 as per the certification of the Tax Collector.

Resolution #45-0-09:
Re: Redemption of Tax Sale Certificate #06-00149 to Park Finance, LLC for Block 200.20, Lot 18 in the amount of $6,218.68

WHEREAS, a Tax Sale was held for 2005 delinquent Municipal charges on May 23, 2006, and
WHEREAS, Park Finance, LLC was the successful bidder for Block 200.20 Lot 18 for which Tax Sale Certificate #06-00149 was assigned, and
WHEREAS, the property owner has redeemed said certificate of which funds have been deposited into the Current Account.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Treasurer shall refund to the lien holder the amount of $6218.68 as per the certification of the Tax Collector.

On entertainment of the Mayor, Councilmen Pasquariello and O’Connell moved a motion to approve the aforementioned Consent Agenda.
On roll call, all voted yes, and the Mayor declared the motion carried.

REGULAR REPORTS - PROFESSIONAL REPORTS:

1. Clerk's Receipts NONE.

2. Police Department Report - NONE.

3. Tax Collector's Report for January 2009 NONE.

4. Municipal Court Report for January 2009

5. Welfare Report for January 2009 - NONE.

On entertainment of the Mayor, Councilmen Pasquariello and Theoharous moved that reports be received and filed; and that all monies be turned over to the Treasurer.
On roll call, all voted yes, and the Mayor declared the motion carried.

___________________________
Daniel Mahler
Mayor

Administrator:

Engineer:

Attorney:

COMMUNICATIONS: None.

NEW BUSINESS:

Closed Session:
Re: Litigation / Negotiation / Personnel

Held to the end of the meeting.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

Status of US Aluminum Investigation:

There are investigations still going on for the site.

RESOLUTIONS:

Resolution #35-0-09:
Re: Permission to install two monitoring wells are 1085 Ringwood Avenue, Haskell
By Bald Eagle Urban Renewal at Wanaque by its Engineer Boswell Engineering

On entertainment of the Mayor, Councilmen Pasquariello and Balunis moved that,

WHEREAS, Bald Eagle Urban Renewal at Wanaque, through its engineer, Boswell Engineering, has requested permission to install two monitoring wells on Borough-owned property at 1085 Ringwood Avenue; and
WHEREAS, these wells are being installed in conjunction with a NJDEP groundwater investigation; and
WHEREAS, the well driller, Samuel Stothoff Company, Inc. has provided a Certificate of Liability Insurance naming the Borough of Wanaque as an additional insured.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Bald Eagle Urban Renewal at Wanaque, and its contractors, Boswell Engineering and Samuel Stothoff Company be and are hereby permitted to install two monitoring wells as per the January 23, 2009 letter from Boswell Engineering; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that as a condition of this approval Bald Eagle Urban Renewal at Wanaque shall be responsible for the abandonment and closing of these wells when monitoring is no longer needed, at no cost to the Borough of Wanaque.

On roll call, all voted yes, and the Mayor declared the motion carried.

Resolution #36-0-09:
Re: Bond Anticipation Note Resolution in the amount of $2,962,500.00

On entertainment of the Mayor, Councilmen Pasquariello and O’Connell moved that,

EXTRACT from the minutes of a regular meeting of the Borough Council of the Borough of Wanaque, in the County of Passaic, New Jersey, held at the Municipal Building, 579 Ringwood Avenue, Wanaque, New Jersey, on February 9, 2009, at 8:00 o’clock P.M.
PRESENT: Councilman Balunis, Councilwoman Cisco, Councilman O’Connell, Councilman Pasquariello, Councilman Pettet, Councilman Theoharous
ABSENT: None
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Councilman Pasquariello introduced and moved the adoption of the following resolution and Councilman O’Connell seconded the motion:
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF NOT EXCEEDING $2,962,500 BOND ANTICIPATION NOTES OF THE BOROUGH OF WANAQUE, IN THE COUNTY OF PASSAIC, NEW JERSEY.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOROUGH COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF WANAQUE, IN THE COUNTY OF PASSAIC, NEW JERSEY, AS FOLLOWS:

Pursuant to a bond ordinance of The Borough of Wanaque, in the County of Passaic (herein called “local unit”) entitled: “Bond ordinance providing for the improvement of various roads in and by the Borough of Wanaque, in the County of Passaic, New Jersey, appropriating $350,000 therefor and authorizing the issuance of $315,000 bonds or notes of the Borough for financing such appropriation”, finally adopted on June 11, 2007 (#10-0-07), Bond Anticipation Notes of the local unit in a principal amount not exceeding $315,000 shall be issued for the purpose of temporarily financing the improvement or purpose described in Section 3 of said bond ordinance, including (to any extent necessary) the renewal of any Bond Anticipation Notes heretofore issued therefor.
Pursuant to a bond ordinance of the local unit entitled: “Bond ordinance providing for the improvement of Laura Avenue (Phase I) in and by the Borough of Wanaque, in the County of Passaic, New Jersey, appropriating $455,000 therefor and authorizing the issuance of $184,500 bonds or notes of the Borough for financing such appropriation”, finally adopted on June 11, 2007 (#11-0-07), Bond Anticipation Notes of the local unit in a principal amount not exceeding $184,500 shall be issued for the purpose of temporarily financing the improvement or purpose described in Section 3 of said bond ordinance, including (to any extent necessary) the renewal of any Bond Anticipation Notes heretofore issued therefor.
Pursuant to a bond ordinance of the local unit entitled: “Bond ordinance providing for the acquisition of a new and additional fire truck by the Borough of Wanaque, in the County of Passaic, New Jersey, appropriating $975,000 therefor and authorizing the issuance of $725,000 bonds or notes of the Borough for financing such appropriation”, finally adopted on August 13, 2007 (#12-0-07), Bond Anticipation Notes of the local unit in a principal amount not exceeding $725,000 shall be issued for the purpose of temporarily financing the improvement or purpose described in Section 3 of said bond ordinance, including (to any extent necessary) the renewal of any Bond Anticipation Notes heretofore issued therefor.
Pursuant to a bond ordinance of the local unit entitled: “Bond ordinance providing for the improvement of the Haskell Firehouse in and by the Borough of Wanaque, in the County of Passaic, New Jersey, appropriating $200,000 therefor and authorizing the issuance of $180,000 bonds or notes of the Borough for financing such appropriation”, finally adopted on August 13, 2007 (#13-0-07), Bond Anticipation Notes of the local unit in a principal amount not exceeding $180,000 shall be issued for the purpose of temporarily financing the improvement or purpose described in Section 3 of said bond ordinance, including (to any extent necessary) the renewal of any Bond Anticipation Notes heretofore issued therefor.
Pursuant to a bond ordinance of the local unit entitled: “Bond ordinance providing for the improvement of the Haskell Water Tank in and by the Borough of Wanaque, in the County of Passaic, New Jersey, appropriating $850,000 therefor and authorizing the issuance of $650,000 bonds or notes of the Borough for financing such appropriation”, finally adopted on March 10, 2008 (#4-0-08), Bond Anticipation Notes of the local unit in a principal amount not exceeding $650,000 shall be issued for the purpose of temporarily financing the improvement or purpose described in Section 3 of said bond ordinance, including (to any extent necessary) the renewal of any Bond Anticipation Notes heretofore issued therefor.
Pursuant to a bond ordinance of the local unit entitled: “Bond ordinance providing for the construction and improvement of athletic fields in and by the Borough of Wanaque, in the County of Passaic, New Jersey, appropriating $1,200,000 therefor and authorizing the issuance of $1,050,000 bonds or notes of the Borough for financing such appropriation”, finally adopted on March 10, 2008 (#5-0-08), Bond Anticipation Notes of the local unit in a principal amount not exceeding $755,000 shall be issued for the purpose of temporarily financing the improvement or purpose described in Section 3 of said bond ordinance, including (to any extent necessary) the renewal of any Bond Anticipation Notes heretofore issued therefor.
Pursuant to a bond ordinance of the local unit entitled: “Bond ordinance providing for the acquisition of a new and additional ambulance by the Borough of Wanaque, in the County of Passaic, New Jersey, appropriating $170,000 therefor and authorizing the issuance of $153,000 bonds or notes of the Borough for financing such appropriation”, finally adopted on December 8, 2008 (#22-0-08), Bond Anticipation Notes of the local unit in a principal amount not exceeding $153,000 shall be issued for the purpose of temporarily financing the improvement or purpose described in Section 3 of said bond ordinance, including (to any extent necessary) the renewal of any Bond Anticipation Notes heretofore issued therefor.
Pursuant to the provisions of Section 40A:2-26 of the Local Bond Law of New Jersey, particularly paragraph (f) thereof and in lieu of the sale of more than one issue of bonds as provided for in said Local Bond Law, the several issues of bonds of this local unit authorized pursuant to bond ordinances of the local unit hereinabove in Sections 1 through 7 described, shall be combined into a single and combined issue of bonds in the principal amount of $2,962,500.
The following matters in connection with said Bond Anticipation Notes are hereby determined:
All notes issued hereunder shall mature at such times as may be determined by the chief financial officer of the local unit, provided that no note issued pursuant to Sections 1 through 7, inclusive, hereof shall mature later than (i) one year from the date of the first such note issued pursuant to the respective ordinances referred to in said Sections, and (ii) three years from the date of the first note issued pursuant to each such respective ordinance unless the local unit shall have paid and retired amounts of such notes sufficient to allow it, in accordance with provisions of Section 40A:2-8 of the Local Bond Law, to renew a portion thereof beyond the third anniversary date of the first of such notes;
All notes issued hereunder shall bear interest at such rate or rates as may be determined by the chief financial officer of the local unit; and
The notes shall be in the form prescribed by resolution heretofore adopted by the governing body of this local unit determining the form of Bond Anticipation Notes issued pursuant to the Local Bond Law, and any such notes may be signed or sealed by officers of the local unit in any manner permitted by Section 40A:2-25 of said Local Bond Law notwithstanding that said form or resolution may otherwise provideThe chief financial officer of the local unit is hereby authorized and directed to determine all matters in connection with said notes not determined by this or a subsequent resolution, and the signature of the chief financial officer upon said notes shall be conclusive as to such determinations. The chief financial officer of the local unit is hereby authorized to sell said Bond Anticipation Notes from time to time at public or private sale in such amounts as the chief financial officer may determine at not less than par and to deliver the same from time to time to the purchasers thereof upon receipt of payment of the purchase price plus accrued interest from their dates to the date of delivery thereof and payment therefor.
Any instrument issued pursuant to this resolution shall be a general obligation of the local unit, and the local unit’s faith and credit are hereby pledged to the punctual payment of the principal of and interest on said obligations and, unless otherwise paid or payment provided for, an amount sufficient for such payment shall be inserted in the budget and a tax sufficient to provide for the payment thereof shall be levied and collected.
The chief financial officer of the local unit is authorized and directed to report in writing to the governing body at the meeting next succeeding the date when any sale or delivery of notes pursuant to this resolution is made, such report to include the amount, description, interest rate and maturity of the notes sold, the price obtained and the name of the purchaser.
The chief financial officer of the local unit is hereby authorized and directed to do all other matters necessary, useful, convenient or desirable to accomplish the delivery of said notes to the purchasers thereof as promptly as possible, including (i) the preparation, execution and dissemination of a Preliminary Official Statement and Final Official Statement with respect to said notes, (ii) preparation, distribution and publication, if necessary, of a Notice of Sale with respect to said notes, (iii) execution of a Continuing Disclosure Undertaking, with respect to said notes in accordance with Rule 15c2 12 promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission and (iv) execution of an arbitrage and use of proceeds certificate certifying that, among other things, the local unit, to the extent it is empowered and allowed under applicable law, will do and perform all acts and things necessary or desirable to assure that interest paid on said notes is not included in gross income under Section 103 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.
All action heretofore taken by Borough officials and professionals with regard to the sale and award of said notes is hereby ratified, confirmed, adopted and approved.
This resolution shall take effect immediately.
Upon motion of Councilman Pasquariello, seconded by Councilman O’Connell the foregoing resolution was adopted by the following vote:
AYES: Councilman Balunis, Councilwoman Cisco, Councilman O’Connell, Councilman Pasquariello, Councilman Pettet, Councilman Theoharous
NOES: None
On roll call, all voted yes, and the Mayor declared the motion carried.

Resolution #37-0-09:
Re: Payment to Poppe Construction (Approve and Hold)

On entertainment of the Mayor, Councilmen Pasquariello and O’Connell moved that,
WHEREAS, Walter H. Poppe General Contractors, Inc., has requested a change order in the amount of $5,142.50 for the replacement of two air conditioner compressors which are no longer usable in the addition to the Haskell Firehouse; and
WHEREAS, Walter H. Poppe General Contractors, Inc., has requested payment #1 in the amount of $61,414,64 for the addition to the Haskell Firehouse.

On roll call, all voted yes, and the Mayor declared the motion carried.

Resolution #38-0-09:
Re: Application – 2009 Plan Conformance Grant Program – New Jersey Highlands Council

On entertainment of the Mayor, Councilmen Pasquariello and Theoharous moved
that,

WHEREAS, the Borough of Wanaque wishes to participate in the Highlands Council Planning Assistance Grant Program; and
WHEREAS, the Highlands Council is providing grants up to $50,000 for planning assistance.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor be and he is authorized and directed to execute a Highlands Council Planning Assistance Grant Application on behalf of the Borough of Wanaque in the amount of $50,000.

On roll call, all voted yes, and the Mayor declared the motion carried.

Resolution #39-0-09:
Re: Professional Services – Plan Conformance Module 1 – Dykstra Associate (Fred Suljic, P.P.)

On entertainment of the Mayor, Councilman Pasquariello and Councilwoman Cisco moved that,

WHEREAS, Fred Suljic, PP was appointed a Borough Planner on January 1, 2009; and
WHEREAS, Fred Suljic and his firm, Dykstra Associates wish to prepare Module 1 of the 2009 Plan Conformance Grant Program-Current Municipal Conditions and Build-Out Analysis.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor be and he is authorized and directed to execute an agreement with Fred Suljic, PP in an amount not to exceed $15,000 for the above described work; this being a professional service exempt from public bidding in accordance with NJSA 40A:11-5 et, seq; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Borough Clerk be authorized to place a notice of this action in the Suburban Trends.

On roll call, all voted yes, and the Mayor declared the motion carried.

Resolution #40-0-09:
Re: Approve Purchase – Not Fair and Open – Scuffy’s Carting 1999 Oshkosh Garbage Truck - $25,000.00

On entertainment of the Mayor, Councilmen O’Connell and Pettet moved that,

WHEREAS, the Borough of Wanaque has a need to acquire a used garbage truck as a non-fair and open contract pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4/ 20.5; and,
WHEREAS, the Borough Administrator has determined and certified in writing that the value of the acquisition will exceed $17,500; and,
WHEREAS, Scuffy’s Carting, Inc. has submitted a proposal January 23, 2009 indicating they will provide a 1997 OshKosh 25 yard garbage truck for$25,000; and
WHEREAS, Scuffy Carting, Inc. has completed and submitted a Business Entity Disclosure Certification which certifies that Scuffy Carting, Inc. has not made any reportable contributions to a political or candidate committee in Borough of Wanaque in the previous one year, and that the contract will prohibit Scuffy Carting Inc. from making any reportable contributions through the term of the contract, and
WHEREAS, Chief Financial Officer has certified that funds are available in the Recycling Trust account.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Borough Council of the Borough of Wanaque authorizes the Borough Administrator to enter into a contract with Scuffy Carting, Inc. as described herein; and,
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Business Disclosure Entity Certification and the Determination of Value be placed on file with this resolution; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Borough Clerk place a notice of this action in the Suburban Trends.

On roll call, all voted yes, and the Mayor declared the motion carried.

Resolution #46-0-09:
Re: Non Fair and Open – Engineering – First Street and Second Streets - $29,950.00

On entertainment of the Mayor, Councilmen Pasquariello and O’Connell moved that,
WHEREAS, the Borough of Wanaque has a need for professional engineering services as a non-fair and open contract pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4/ 20.5; and,
WHEREAS, the Borough Administrator has determined and certified in writing that the value of the acquisition will exceed $17,500; and,
WHEREAS, Petry Engineering, LLC. has submitted a proposal dated February 5, 2009 indicating they will provide a engineering design services for First Street and Second Streets in an amount not to exceed $29,950; and
WHEREAS, Petry Engineering, LLC has completed and submitted a Business Entity Disclosure Certification which certifies that Petry Engineering LLC has not made any reportable contributions to a political or candidate committee in Borough of Wanaque in the previous one year, and that the contract will prohibit Petry Engineering, LLC from making any reportable contributions through the term of the contract, and
WHEREAS, Chief Financial Officer has certified that funds are available in account X-GC-03-342-202
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Borough Council of the Borough of Wanaque authorizes the Borough Administrator to enter into a contract with Petry Engineering, LLC. as described herein and as per their proposal dated February 5, 2009; and,
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Business Disclosure Entity Certification and the Determination of Value be placed on file with this resolution; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Borough Clerk place a notice of this action in the Suburban Trends.

On roll call, all voted yes, and the Mayor declared the motion carried.

PUBLIC DISCUSSION:

The Mayor opened the Public Discussion.

Dave DaSilva, 108 Monroe Street, Haskell asked what is the status of the Candle Factory.
The Mayor explained the status.
Dave DaSilva said the road department are not going to replace the people that left and how much money are you saving.
The Mayor said the one person came back.
Dave DaSilva said the flooding maybe you can redirect the water to the drain.
The Mayor said on Evergreen we will try to put a dry well at the top of the hill and level out by the existing drain.
Dave DaSilva said what about the Second Avenue flooding.
The Mayor said there is an underground drainage area and possibly put pre-fab concrete holding tanks.
Dave DaSilva said what about the water on the roof top.
The Mayor said we’ll look at it.
Dave DaSilva said what is the status of the West Milford authority dissolution.
The Mayor said would have to introduce an ordinance again and go through the process.

Bonnie Davis and Sheryl Davis, 14 Second Avenue, Haskell said nothing is being done about the flooding for three years now and the run off from the roof of Arrow Group.
The Mayor said Arrow Group was approved by the Board of Adjustment
Bonnie Davis said left a message for Tom for the water table.
The Borough Administrator said the well drilling is not scheduled yet and there will be a monitoring well at 1085 Ringwood Avenue.
Bonnie Davis said will anything be done by Spring possibly.
The Borough Administrator said within the next thirty days I will find out for you.

Lorraine LaNeve, 62 Cannonball Road, Wanaque said received the newsletter in the mail and with regard to the new municipal building why are we doing this at this time. We pay enough taxes and there are so many things happening in the country right now. This is not the time. People are losing jobs and going to foreclosure and the seniors are having a difficult time. Why didn’t you get the property where they took the school down.
The Mayor said we offered to buy the building from the school board. If people in Washington are giving out money we could be a receipient for it and we should be ready to be able to get it and get the project ready to go with the stimulus package.
Lorraine LaNeve said this is going to come back and everyone will pay for it. It will affect people in the future and the freedoms won’t be there anymore. Please look down the road. You should stand up to Washington and say help people get jobs and could have had the building years ago. Don’t allow us to be saddled with anything else.

John Maiello, 26 Rhinesmith Avenue, Wanaque asked about item 14.1 and 14.2.
The Borough Administrator said that is for the clean out of the property and the bond resolution is to borrow money for the road program and other items in the Ordinance.

Larry Montena, 1103 Ringwood Avenue, Haskell said regarding 14.1 is 1085 Ringwood Avenue the building on the corner.
The Borough Administrator said yes.
Larry Montena said what are we monitoring.
The Borough Administrator said the clean out where the Haskell Town Center is. The State monitors what contamination is there.
Larry Montena said is there any danger from the gas station that was there.
The Borough Administrator said no.

The Mayor closed Public Discussion.

FINANCE REPORT:

Councilman Pettet said your Finance Committee respectfully reports that they have examined and approved the following and recommend that warrants be issued for their payment when the funds of the Borough of Wanaque are sufficient to meet them.

Vouchers:

CURRENT PREPAID $184,838.73

CURRENT 2008 7,352.35

CURRENT 2009 282,520.93

WATER OPERATING PREPAID 25,540.39

WATER OPERATING 2008 329.45

WATER OPERATING 2009 20,958.15

GENERAL CAPITAL PREPAID 12,996.41

ESCROW PREPAID 825.00

ESCROW 3,720.00

PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 26,255.15

OPEN SPACE TRUST 100.00

ANIMAL TRUST 775.80

RECREATION TRUST __ 12,875.00 ___

TOTAL VOUCHERS $579,087.36

On roll call, all voted yes, and the Mayor declared the resolution adopted and forthwith approved it.
APPROVED: February 9, 2009

___________________________
Daniel Mahler
Mayor

Payrolls:

Councilmen Pettet and Theoharous moved a resolution approving the following payrolls:
Payroll #02 p/e 01/23/09 $251,211.09

Payroll #03 p/e 02/06/09 $205,402.83_

Payroll Total $456,613.92

GRAND TOTAL $1,035,701.28

On roll call, all voted yes, and the Mayor declared the resolution adopted and forthwith approved it.
APPROVED: February 9, 2009

________________________________
Daniel Mahler
Mayor

NEW BUSINESS:

Closed Session:
Re: Negotiations / Personnel / Litigation

On entertainment of the Mayor, Councilmen Pasquariello and Pettet moved that,

WHEREAS, Section 8 of the Open Public Meetings Act, Chapter 231, P.L. 1975, (N.J.S.A. 10:4-1) permits the exclusion of the public from a meeting in certain circumstances; and
WHEREAS, This public Body is of the opinion that such circumstances presently exist;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Wanaque, County of Passaic, State of New Jersey, as follows:
1. The public shall be excluded from discussion of action upon the hereinafter specified subject matter.
2. The general nature of the subject matter to be discussed is as follows:
1) Personnel and Negotiations, Acquisition of property.
3. The Mayor and Council shall release and disclose to the general public the
discussion and actions taken on the subject matter of the above mentioned closed session when the reasons for discussing and acting on the matter in closed session no longer exist, but no later than one month of the Mayor and Council arriving at a final decision on the specified subject matter.

On roll call, all voted yes, and the Mayor declared the motion carried.

RECONVENEMENT:

On entertainment of the Mayor, Councilmen Pasquariello and Pettet moved a motion to reconvene.
On roll call, all were present.

ADJOURNMENT:

On entertainment of the Mayor, Councilmen Pasquariello and O’Connell moved a motion to adjourn the meeting.
On roll call, all voted yes, and the Mayor declared the motion carried; meeting adjourned at 9:00 P.M.

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Katherine J. Falone, RMC, CMC
Municipal Clerk