MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEETING

BOROUGH OF WANAQUE

MINUTES
Regular Meeting
September 14, 2009

A Regular Meeting of the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Wanaque was held on Monday, September 14, 2009, at 8:00 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.

MINUTES:

Regular Meeting of August 10, 2009.

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

ORDINANCES:

Public Hearing of Ord. #15-0-09:
Re: An Ordinance to dissolve the Wanaque Borough Sewerage Authority

On entertainment of the Mayor, Councilmen O’Connell and Pasquariello moved a motion that Ordinance #15-0-09 be taken from the table and read by the Clerk, by title only, for consideration of final reading.
On roll call, all voted yes, and the Mayor declared the motion carried.

The Clerk took from the table and read by title only as follows: AN ORDINANCE
OF THE BOROUGH OF WANAQUE PROVIDING FOR THE DISSOLUTION OF THE WANAQUE BOROUGH SEWERAGE AUTHORITY.

This Ordinance has been duly advertised in accordance with the statutes; a copy was posted on the bulletin board in the Municipal Building, a copy was available for the public to read in the Clerk's office; and copies are available for the public present here this evening.

The Mayor opened the Public Hearing.

Andrew Bolduc, 35 Makemoney Avenue, Haskell said I think this is something that you should think about carefully before you do it. I’m a firm believer of look before you leap, be careful what you ask for. I think this body should be asking us what the pitfalls would be if you take over the authority and not just me but you should also be speaking with our professionals as well. You created this authority a long time ago there was a reason for creating it and I think that reason still exists. One thing I can tell you is the very first time you raise the rates even if it’s once every thirteen years which is what we did you have no idea how much flack we faced even though I don’t know anything that stayed the same in the last thirteen years regarding inflation but we took a lot of flack and we obviously insulate you from a lot of flack. There’s a lot more I can say but I’m really not going to say this in open session. I just think you should think very carefully what you are doing. I do have a couple of comments about your second resolution about the dissolution of the regional sewerage authority that’s where the real money is spent and it’s spent by people from Ringwood and West Milford who think they know how better to spend our money than we do and if I were you I would double my efforts to dissolve the regional sewer authority. We have been the watch dog over the regional sewerage authority over the years. The local sewer authority has done a number of things that have saved this town a lot of money. When the money from the settlement from Ringwood came in the regional took the position that it was their money and they didn’t have to give it to us. I was the one who fought on the local level to get the money from the regional because it was our money. We got that money eventually and we replaced their engineer and we did projects with our engineer and we saved probably forty, fifty thousand of dollars of Borough money because we did it rather than Ringwood and West Milford do it with their high cost attorneys, engineers and everybody else and I think you would be wise to focus your attention on the regional rather than the local. I would seriously think that the best thing you could do is enter into an interlocal agreement with the local like you did taking over our men a number of years ago doing the same thing with Penny there is openings in the Borough and there is work that needs to be done. It would benefit you and it would benefit us. Getting rid of her would be totally foolish because of the knowledge and experience she has it’s irreplaceable. You would get someone who is dedicated someone who is knowledgeable has information at her fingertips that most people would fumble looking for weeks to try to find plus in the interim she could train other people. One of the benefits that the Borough got when the men came over to you was that you got knowledgeable people but we also got the benefit of having more than just two people to know the lines to take care of the problems we had a whole department. Her knowledge would be passed on because more than one person would be given information and I think it would benefit both entities and that is just my suggestion and I think it would be wise for you to consider it.
The Mayor said you mentioned thirteen years with out a rate increase did your auditor give you any idea of what you are looking at going forward.
Andrew Bolduc said yes he did. It’s becoming increasingly apparent there may be more rate increases much sooner than thirteen years because some of the development that was anticipated in this town obviously didn’t take place. The Pulte development got scaled back to about half of it. There is going to be rate increases that you are going to have to face. You are going to have to face issues of lines in Haskell that run behind peoples back yards that run all over the place that were put in a hundred years ago or more. Where there is no easements you don’t know half the problems you’re looking at that you face potentially that we see all the time. You’re going to have to learn the hard way if you just decide to go ahead without at least looking. All I ask you to do is seriously consider doing what you’re doing before you do it.

Sandy Lawson, 28 Haskell Avenue, Haskell said I would like to echo the sentiments that before you do anything because I really am unclear what the advantages are going to be by dissolving the local sewer authority over the regional sewer authority. I thought over the last few years there was a crusade to dissolve the regional sewer authority and over the last years we still have the regional sewer authority here but the focus seems to have changed to dissolve the local sewer authority and I’m not really clear what the real benefits are going to be to the residents.
The Borough Administrator said based on looking at the local sewer authority’s budget we are going to see a savings of between one hundred thousand to one hundred thirty thousand dollars savings in real dollars.
Sandy Lawson said where are those savings going to come from.
The Borough Administrator said the elimination of the salary to the commissioners, the administrative staff, social security, health benefits, engineering gets reduced, accounting and auditing gets reduced, legal bills, insurance, conventions eliminated, telephone, postage. I have a whole list here.
Sandy Lawson said who is going to assume the responsibilities.
The Borough Administrator said they are going to be assumed into the Borough. Most of the administrative responsibilities are going into the tax collectors office. One of the employees there did actually do the work down in the Wanaque Borough sewer authority for six or eight months so she is familiar with some of the operations. The water department currently handles the maintenance on the lines. So what will happen now is that anything that needs to be purchased will go directly through our purchasing process as opposed to them having to call down to the local sewer authority to get approvals and that will streamline that whole process.
Sandy Lawson said isn’t there part time people in the tax office don’t you have a job shifting situation going there now.
The Borough Administrator said not with the tax collectors office. That is a different office the tax assessors office.
Sandy Lawson said because I’m still not clear and I’m still not convinced that’s the best thing for us to be doing is to dissolve the local sewer authority. I always felt that we wanted to have control over them and that was the reason why you wanted to dissolve the regional sewer authority. I would like to see more information because I have not seen anything in black and white. I haven’t seen any kind of cost comparison and I am not convinced that we would actually see the savings that you are saying. If we will we will and if we do we do but I am not convinced of that so I would ask that before you vote to dissolve it tonight that we see something. I would like to see some kind of comparison in black and white. You hear it but it’s always better to see it. Thank you.
The Mayor said we also have several people contemplating retirement don’t we.
The Borough Administrator said right now no.
The Mayor said I thought we had two.
Administration said well I’m sorry Nancy Dean is looking to retire and she is going to come back on a part time basis and then we’ll have a part timer in to take up that slack. That’s the only one.
The Mayor said what about the tax office.
Admin said nothing official there yet and we can’t comment on it.
Mayor said but there is a potential.
Administrator said right but the anticipation is that if there are any other vacancies right now if I can handle it internally we will. We’ll see where we are budget wise right now I started putting the preliminary budget together and it doesn’t look good. I’m concerned about revenues for next year we’re going to save probably between the four positions that have even eliminated so far about two hundred thousand dollars plus health benefits but we had to make up three hundred thirty thousand dollars in cap last year so we’re still going to be struggling to meet the numbers. So I’m not making any promises to anybody as to what we can do with the budget. The court is a revenue producer so I need people in there to be able to process the tickets and the payments and we’re going to do that with two part time positions where no benefits are going to be paid so we’re going to save twenty thousand plus the difference between part time and full time salary.
The Mayor said well in a way I agree with Mr. Bolduc. It’s a shame when we discussed back in May about possible layoffs in town we told the people that we were going to do whatever we could not to lay people off. I think that should go to the entire borough not just to the people who work in town hall. If people are going to retire I think we should be looking to take someone who works for the sewer authority and bring them into town hall and divide up the jobs. It may not be the same salary if a person is spending ten hours doing sewer work and thirty hours doing other work then it has to be commensurate with whatever job is done but I think we should consider that.
The Borough Administrator said that would be the Council’s call once we put the budget together.
Councilman O’Connell said if it is approved to dissolve the authority I think we should set up a transition committee to look into it and we can’t promise anything right now.
The Borough Administrator said Councilman O’Connell and I did go down to the Local Finance Board and get approval for the Ordinances.
Councilman Balunis said I agree with Mr. Bolduc. The regional sewer authority being where the money is spent. If we vote to dissolve the local sewer authority we can’t promise anything but should try to help out.
The Mayor said what happened to Mr. Schwartz.
The Borough Administrator said I called him and didn’t hear back. I will call him again.
Andrew Bolduc said since you’re taking about the regional sewer authority the credibility goes down with every line you draw. You should file a lawsuit with the regional sewer authority. You keep putting resolutions on and not getting anywhere. I say pull the trigger on them and file the suit on Ringwood and West Milford.
Councilman Balunis said I agree. If we ever bring up anything what we did last time where we were going to pay the towns money to get off I won’t support that at all. I think we should file suit. They want money to get off that’s what they want and I don’t believe we should give them a dime.
Councilwoman Cisco said I also concur completely.
The Mayor said we should contact Mr. Schwartz by the next meeting on the issue.
Councilman Pettet said the purpose is to save taxpayer dollars. The local sewer authority is doing a good job what they’ve done. Maybe there is a way to study this what the pay is and look to the future. If we do away with the local sewer authority there is concern about the future and rate savings.

The Mayor closed the Public Hearing.

Councilmen O’Connell and Councilwoman Cisco moved that,

BE IT RESOLVED that an Ordinance entitled: AN ORDINANCE OF THE
BOROUGH OF WANAQUE PROVIDING FOR THE DISSOLUTION OF THE WANAQUE BOROUGH SEWERAGE AUTHORITY pass final reading and that said Ordinance be adopted as an Ordinance of the Borough of Wanaque; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Borough Clerk be and she is hereby directed to cause said Ordinance to be published in the manner prescribed by law.

On roll call, all voted yes, and also to establish a committee to oversee the transition and the Mayor declared the motion carried.

Public Hearing of Ord. #16-0-09:
Re: An Ordinance to Dissolve the Wanaque Valley Regional Sewerage Authority

On entertainment of the Mayor, Councilmen Pasquariello and O’Connell moved a motion to table Ordinance #16-0-09 to the October meeting.
On roll call, all voted yes, and the Mayor declared the motion carried.

Public Hearing of Ord. #17-0-09:
Re: Bond Ordinance Making a Supplemental Appropriation of $400,000 for the
Improvement of the Water Supply and Distribution System

On entertainment of the Mayor, Councilman Pasquariello and Councilwoman Cisco moved a motion that Ordinance #17-0-09 be taken from the table and read by the Clerk, by title only, for consideration of final reading.
On roll call, all voted yes, and the Mayor declared the motion carried.

The Clerk took from the table and read by title only as follows:
BOND ORDINANCE MAKING A SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION OF $400,000 FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE WATER SUPPLY AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM (RINGWOOD AVENUE PROJECT) IN AND BY THE BOROUGH HERETOFORE AUTHORIZED TO BE UNDERTAKEN BY THE BOROUGH OF WANAQUE, IN THE COUNTY OF PASSAIC, NEW JERSEY AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $400,000 BONDS OR NOTES OF THE BOROUGH FOR FINANCING SUCH SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION.
This Ordinance has been duly advertised in accordance with the statutes; a copy was posted on the bulletin board in the Municipal Building, a copy was available for the public to read in the Clerk's office; and copies are available for the public present here this evening.

The Mayor opened the Public Hearing.
No one came forward.
The Mayor closed the Public Hearing.

Councilmen O’Connell and Theoharous moved that,

BE IT RESOLVED that an Ordinance entitled: BOND ORDINANCE MAKING A SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION OF $400,000 FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE WATER SUPPLY AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM (RINGWOOD AVENUE PROJECT) IN AND BY THE BOROUGH HERETOFORE AUTHORIZED TO BE UNDERTAKEN BY THE BOROUGH OF WANAQUE, IN THE COUNTY OF PASSAIC, NEW JERSEY AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $400,000 BONDS OR NOTES OF THE BOROUGH FOR FINANCING SUCH SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION pass final reading and that said Ordinance be adopted as an Ordinance of the Borough of Wanaque; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Borough Clerk be and she is hereby directed to cause said Ordinance to be published in the manner prescribed by law.
On roll call, all voted yes, and the Mayor declared the motion carried.

Public Hearing of Ord. #18-0-09:
Re: Amend Zoning Ordinance – Cell Towers

On entertainment of the Mayor, Councilmen Pasquariello and Theoharous moved a motion that Ordinance #18-0-09 be taken from the table and read by the Clerk, by title only, for consideration of final reading.
On roll call, all voted yes, and the Mayor declared the motion carried.

The Clerk took from the table and read by title only as follows: AN
ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO: 25-0-2008 REGULATING WIRELESS TELEPHONE COMMUNICATION TOWERS AND ANTENNAS.

This Ordinance has been duly advertised in accordance with the statutes; a copy was posted on the bulletin board in the Municipal Building, a copy was available for the public to read in the Clerk's office; and copies are available for the public present here this evening.

The Mayor opened the Public Hearing.
No one came forward.
The Mayor closed the Public Hearing.

Councilmen Pasquariello and O’Connell moved that,

BE IT RESOLVED that an Ordinance entitled: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING
ORDINANCE NO: 25-0-2008 REGULATING WIRELESS TELEPHONE COMMUNICATION TOWERS AND ANTENNAS pass final reading and that said Ordinance be adopted as an Ordinance of the Borough of Wanaque; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Borough Clerk be and she is hereby directed to cause said Ordinance to be published in the manner prescribed by law.

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

Public Hearing of Ord. #19-0-09:
Re: Bond Ordinance – Assume Debt of the Wanaque Borough Sewerage Authority

On entertainment of the Mayor, Councilmen Pasquariello and Theoharous moved a motion that Ordinance #19-0-09 be taken from the table and read by the Clerk, by title only, for consideration of final reading.
On roll call, all voted yes, and the Mayor declared the motion carried.

The Clerk took from the table and read by title only as follows: BOND ORDINANCE OF THE BOROUGH OF WANAQUE, IN THE COUNTY OF PASSAIC, NEW JERSEY, AUTHORIZING THE PAYMENT AND ASSUMPTION BY THE BOROUGH OF $8,884,137.35 OF BONDS OF THE WANAQUE BOROUGH SEWERAGE AUTHORITY.
This Ordinance has been duly advertised in accordance with the statutes; a copy was posted on the bulletin board in the Municipal Building, a copy was available for the public to read in the Clerk's office; and copies are available for the public present here this evening.

The Mayor opened the Public Hearing.
No one came forward.
The Mayor closed the Public Hearing.

Councilmen O’Connell and Balunis moved that,

BE IT RESOLVED that an Ordinance entitled: BOND ORDINANCE OF THE BOROUGH OF WANAQUE, IN THE COUNTY OF PASSAIC, NEW JERSEY, AUTHORIZING THE PAYMENT AND ASSUMPTION BY THE BOROUGH OF $8,884,137.35 OF BONDS OF THE WANAQUE BOROUGH SEWERAGE AUTHORITY pass final reading and that said Ordinance be adopted as an Ordinance of the Borough of Wanaque; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Borough Clerk be and she is hereby directed to cause said Ordinance to be published in the manner prescribed by law.

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

COMMITTEE REPORTS: (Work Meeting)

PUBLIC DISCUSSION:

The Mayor opened the Public Discussion.
No one came forward.
The Mayor closed the Public Discussion.

CONSENT AGENDA:

Application for Bingo License:
Re: Wanaque First Aid Squad Auxiliary – BA:186

Six (6) Applications for Raffle Licenses:
Re: Wanaque First Aid Squad Auxiliary – RA:718 and RA:719, 2) Ringwood-
Wanaque Ice Hockey Association – RA:720, RA:721 and RA:722, 3) New
Jersey State Exempt Firemen’s Association – RA:723

Application for Amusement Machine License:
Re: Roar of the Crowd, 72 Haskell Avenue, Haskell (Approved by the Police
Department and Fire Official)

Resolution #151-0-09:
Re: Property exempt from the Tax Sale for Block 225, Lot 2

WHEREAS, a tax sale for the year 2008 delinquent property taxes and municipal charges will be held September 30, 2009, and
WHEREAS, the following property needs to be exempt from the tax sale:

BLOCK LOT
225 2 making payments on taxes

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and Council direct the Tax Collector to exempt the property listed from the Tax Sale.

Resolution #152-0-09:
Re: Refund of Tax overpayment on Block 400, Lot 6.02 for 2009 3rd Quarter in the
amount of $182.61

WHEREAS, there exists a tax overpayment on the property listed herein for the third quarter of 2009:

BLOCK LOT AMOUNT
400 6.02 $182.61

WHEREAS, the owner has requested a refund of said overpayment;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Treasurer shall refund a total of $182.61 as per the certification of the Tax Collector.

Resolution #153-0-09:
Re: Cancel 2009 and 1st Half of 2010 Taxes on Block 479, Lot 1CE11 and Block 999,
Lot 4CE11

WHEREAS, there exists a tax overpayment on the property listed herein for the third quarter of 2009:

BLOCK LOT AMOUNT
400 6.02 $182.61

WHEREAS, the owner has requested a refund of said overpayment;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Treasurer shall refund a total of $182.61 as per the certification of the Tax Collector.

Resolution #154-0-09:
Re: Redemption of Tax Sale Certificate #040076 for Block 258, Lot 2 in the amount
$76,359.14 to Wachovia Coll AGT/SASS Muni IV

WHEREAS, a Tax Sale was held for 2003 delinquent Municipal charges on May 25, 2004, and
WHEREAS, Wachovia-Coll Agt/Sass Muni IV was the successful bidder for Block 258 Lot 2 for which Tax Sale Certificate #040076 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 $76,359.14 as per the certification of the Tax Collector.

Resolution #155-0-09:
Re: Redemption of Tax Sale Certificate #06-00160 for Block 258, Lot 2 in the
amount of $14,966.50 to Wachovia Cust/SASS Muni V dtr.

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 258 Lot 2 for which Tax Sale Certificate #06-00160 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 $14,966.50 as per the certification of the Tax Collector.

Resolution #156-0-09:
Re: Payment to John Garcia Construction for Laura Avenue

BE IT RESOLVED that change order #2 in the amount of $5,900 and payment #2 in the amount of $82,007.38 and payment #3 in the amount of $117,817.27 for Laura Avenue Phase II to John Garcia Construction Company be and are hereby approved.

Resolution #157-0-09:
Re: Payment for First Street and Second Street Reconstruction to 4 Clean Up, Inc.
in the amount of $238,509.63

BE IT RESOLVED that payment be made to 4 Clean Up, Inc. for the First Street and Second Street Reconstruction in the amount of $238,509.63 in accordance with the letter from Petry Engineering, LLC dated September 3, 2009.

Two (2) Letters for request for refund of Street Opening Applications:
Re: 1) Ella Ferreira, 130 Jefferson Street, Haskell in the amount of $250.00,
2) Sierra Landscape, 852 Ringwood Avenue, Haskell in the amount of $455.00
for 9 Grist Mill Road, Wanaque

Letter from Rubin and Connelly:
Re: Request for return of Performance Bond for Holiday Inn Express, 303 Union
Avenue, Haskell

Application for 2009 / 2010 Liquor License Renewal – Sal Falciglia – Resolution
#158-0-09:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Wanaque do hereby approve through this Resolution the following Liquor License Renewal for the year 2009/2010:

1. Sal Falciglia

On entertainment of the Mayor, Councilmen Pasquariello and Theoharous 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 August 2009 NONE.

4. Municipal Court Report for August 2009

5. Welfare Report for August 2009 - NONE.

On entertainment of the Mayor, Councilmen Theoharous and Balunis 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.

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Daniel Mahler
Mayor

Administrator:

Engineer:

Attorney:

COMMUNICATIONS: None.

NEW BUSINESS:

October Work and Regular Meetings – October 5th

Closed Session:
Re: Litigation / Negotiation / Personnel

Held prior to the meeting.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

Letter regarding parking on Tremont Terrace:

The Ordinance committee to look into.

RESOLUTIONS:

Resolution #159-0-09:
Re: Appoint Kevin Norton as a Part-Time Telecommunications Operator effective
immediately

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

BE IT RESOLVED that Kevin Norton, 68 Cannonball Road, Wanaque, New Jersey be and he is hereby appointed as a Part Time Public Safety Telecommunicator effective immediately at minimum wage during training and $17.82 per hour after training is complete.

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

Resolution #160-0-09:
Re: Bergen Municipal Employee Benefits Fund Indemnity and Trust Agreement

On entertainment of the Mayor, Councilmen O’Connell and Pasquariello moved that,
WHEREAS, a number of public entities in the State of New Jersey have jointed together to form the Bergen Municipal Employee Benefits Fund, hereafter referred to as “FUND”, as permitted by N.J.S.A. 11:15-3,17:1-8.1, and 40A:10-36 et.seq., and;
WHEREAS, the FUND was approved to be operational by the Department of Insurance and Community Affairs and has been operational since the date, and;
WHEREAS, the statutes and regulations governing the creation and operation of a joint insurance fund, contain certain elaborate restrictions and safeguards concerning the safe and efficient administration of the public interest entrusted to such a FUND.
WHEREAS, the Governing Body of the Borough of Wanaque hereinafter referred to as “LOCAL UNIT” has determined that membership in the FUND is in the best interest of the LOCAL UNIT.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Governing Body of the LOCAL UNIT hereby agrees as follows:

1. Become a member of the FUND for the period outlined in the LOCAL UNIT’s Indemnity and Trust Agreements.

2. Will participate in the following types(s):

a) Health Insurance as defined pursuant to N.J.S.A. 17B:17-4, the FUND’s Bylaws, and Plan of Risk Management.

3. Adopts and approves the FUND’s Bylaws.

4. Execute an application for membership and any accompanying certifications.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Governing Body of the LOCAL
UNIT is authorized and directed to execute the Indemnity and Trust Agreement and such other documents signifying membership in the FUND as required by the FUND’s Bylaws, and to deliver these documents to the FUND’s Executive Director with the express reservation that these documents shall become effective only upon:

1. Approval of the LOCAL UNIT by the FUND.

2. Receipt from the LOCAL UNIT of a Resolution accepting assessment.
3. Approval by the New Jersey Department of Insurance and Department of Community Affairs.

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

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 $ 7,353.14

CURRENT 2008 1,180.00

CURRENT 2009 357,598.08

WATER OPERATING PREPAID 445.81

WATER OPERATING 2009 54,610.33

WATER CAPITAL 1,180.30

GENERAL CAPITAL 7,646.67

ESCROW 1,425.00

PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 17,185.00

RECREATION TRUST 4,429.90

RECYCLING TRUST 8,818.20

ANIMAL TRUST 30.00

UNEMPLOYMENT/DISABILITY 3,260.24

TOTAL VOUCHERS $465,162.67

On roll call, all voted yes, and the Mayor declared the resolution adopted and forthwith approved it.
APPROVED: September 14, 2009

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Daniel Mahler
Mayor


Payrolls:

Councilmen Pettet and O’Connell moved a resolution approving the following payrolls:
Payroll #16 p/e 8/11/09 $184,710.91

Payroll #17 p/e 8/25/09 $191,412.97

Payroll #18 p/e 9/08/09 $191,615.88_

Payroll Total $567,739.76

GRAND TOTAL $1,032,902.43

On roll call, all voted yes, and the Mayor declared the resolution adopted and forthwith approved it.
APPROVED: September 14, 2009
________________________________
Daniel Mahler
Mayor


NEW BUSINESS:

Closed Session:
Re: Negotiations / Personnel / Litigation

Held prior to the meeting.

ADJOURNMENT:

On entertainment of the Mayor, Councilman O’Connell and Councilwoman Cisco moved a motion to adjourn the meeting.
On roll call, all voted yes, and the Mayor declared the motion carried; meeting adjourned at 8:40 P.M.

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Katherine J. Falone, RMC, CMC
Municipal Clerk