MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEETING

BOROUGH OF WANAQUE

MINUTES

Regular Meeting
June 8, 2009

A Regular Meeting of the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Wanaque was held on Monday, June 8, 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, Pasquariello, Pettet and O’Connell. Councilman Theoharous was absent. The Mayor declared a quorum. The Borough Attorney and Borough Engineer were present. Also present was the Borough Auditor – Charles Ferraioli.

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 April 20, 2009.
Regular Meeting of May 11, 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.

Resolution #104-0-09:
Re: Cancel Capital Balances

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

WHEREAS, the following General Capital appropriation balances remain unexpended:

Various Improvements (27-0-97) $ 827.30
Acquisition of Fire Fighting Equip (23-0-00) 1,003.08
Various Improvements (4-0-00) 18,317.41
Improvement to Washington Dam 500.00
Construction of Library Elevator (26-0-01) 12,264.00
Installation of Traffic Signal 16,249.06
Improvement of DeBow Avenue 54,171.88
Repairs to Fire Siren System (18-0-03) 110.00
Acquisition of Land (20-0-03) 650.10
Improvement of 4th Ave & Decker Rd (4-0-04) 1,775.95
Purchase of Firefighting Equip (11-0-04) 34.99
Communications Study (12-0-04) 5,856.52
Acquisition of Land (15-0-04) 35,318.10
Improvement of First Aid Squad Bldg (1-0-05) 49,297.67
Reconstruct of Rainbow Valley Dam (21-0-06) 348,300.27
$544,676.33

WHEREAS, it is necessary to formally cancel said balances so that the unexpended balance may be credited to Capital Surplus;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of the Borough of Wanaque, that the above listed unexpended balances of $544,575.33 be cancelled to Capital Surplus;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Resolution #85-0-09 adopted May 11, 2009 be and is hereby repealed.

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

ORDINANCES:

Public Hearing of Ord. #10-0-09:
Re: Appropriating $205,000 from Capital Surplus for various Road Projects

On entertainment of the Mayor, Councilmen Pasquariello and Pettet moved a motion that Ordinance #10-0-09 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 APPROPRIATING $205,000.00 FROM CAPITAL SURPLUS FOR THE 2009 ROAD PROJECTS.

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.
Kenneth Ambruster, 6 Gardella Place, Wanaque said what roads are you doing.
The Borough Administrator said the Rainbow Valley area.
The Mayor closed the Public Hearing.

Councilmen Pasquariello and Pettet moved that,

BE IT RESOLVED that an Ordinance entitled: AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $205,000.00 FROM CAPITAL SURPLUS FOR THE 2009 ROAD PROJECTS 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. #11-0-09:
Re: Appropriate $32,009.94 from Water Capital Surplus for Haskell Tank Renovation

On entertainment of the Mayor, Councilmen Pettet and Pasquariello moved a motion that Ordinance #11-0-09 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 APPROPRIATING $32,009.94 FROM WATER CAPITAL SURPLUS FOR THE HASKELL TANK REHABILITATION.

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.

John Maiello, 26 Rhinesmith Avenue, Wanaque said is this for repairs and what type of advertisement is going on there.
The Borough Administrator said we are working on the advertisement and it is just getting done.

Sandy Lawson, 28 Haskell Avenue, Haskell said are we still on restrictions we received a message and when is the work anticipated to be finished.
The Borough Administrator said no we are not still on restrictions and the work should be finished in a couple of weeks.

Dave DaSilva, 108 Monroe Street, Haskell said is that in addition to the seven hundred eighty thousand dollars we discussed before.
The Borough Administrator said yes. Incidentals came up and repairs to be done once inside the tank.

The Mayor closed the Public Hearing.

Councilmen Pasquariello and Pettet moved that,

 

BE IT RESOLVED that an Ordinance entitled: AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $32,009.94 FROM WATER CAPITAL SURPLUS FOR THE HASKELL TANK REHABILITATION 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. #12-0-09:
Re: Ordinance authorizing the real property at 1237 Ringwood Avenue

On entertainment of the Mayor, Councilmen O’Connell and Pasquariello moved a motion that Ordinance #12-0-09 be tabled to the next meeting.
On roll call, all voted yes, and the Mayor declared the motion carried.

Introduction of Ord. #13-0-09:
Re: Amend Chapter 108 “Vehicles and Traffic”, Parking on Conklintown Road

On entertainment of the Mayor, Councilmen Pettet and Pasquariello moved that Ordinance #13-0-09 be taken from the table and read by the Clerk, by title only, for consideration of first 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 TO AMEND THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF WANAQUE, CHAPTER 108 ENTITLED VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC, TO AMEND SCHEDULE I – NO PARKING, TO PROHIBIT PARKING ON A PORTION OF CONKLINTOWN ROAD.

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

BE IT RESOLVED that an Ordinance entitled: AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF WANAQUE, CHAPTER 108 ENTITLED VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC, TO AMEND SCHEDULE I – NO PARKING, TO PROHIBIT PARKING ON A PORTION OF CONKLINTOWN ROAD pass first reading, and that said Ordinance be further considered for final passage and adoption at a meeting of the Borough Council to be held on the 13th day of July 2009, at the Municipal Building in the Borough of Wanaque at 8:00 P.M., and that at such time and place all persons interested be given an opportunity to be heard concerning said Ordinance; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Borough Clerk be instructed to publish in the manner provided by law a copy of said Ordinance, together with introduction thereof and notice when same will be considered for final passage and adoption.

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

Councilwoman Cisco said will letters go out to the residents.
The Borough Administrator said yes.

Introduction of Ord. #14-0-09:
Re: Appropriating $115,000.00 from Recycling Trust and $65,000.00 from the
Capital Improvement Fund for the purchase of a truck

On entertainment of the Mayor, Councilmen O’Connell and Pettet moved that Ordinance #14-0-09 be taken from the table and read by the Clerk, by title only, for consideration of first 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 APPROPRIATING $115,000.00 FROM RECYCLING TRUST AND $65,000.00 FROM THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND FOR THE PURCHASE OF A TRUCK.

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

BE IT RESOLVED that an Ordinance entitled: AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $115,000.00 FROM RECYCLING TRUST AND $65,000.00 FROM THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND FOR THE PURCHASE OF A TRUCK pass first reading, and that said Ordinance be further considered for final passage and adoption at a meeting of the Borough Council to be held on the 13th day of July 2009, at the Municipal Building in the Borough of Wanaque at 8:00 P.M., and that at such time and place all persons interested be given an opportunity to be heard concerning said Ordinance; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Borough Clerk be instructed to publish in the manner provided by law a copy of said Ordinance, together with introduction thereof and notice when same will be considered for final passage and adoption.

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

The Mayor read a statement regarding the Budget.

PUBLIC HEARING OF THE 2009 CURRENT AND WATER UTILITY BUDGETS –
Resolution #105-0-09 – Amend 2009 Budget

Charles Ferraioli, Borough Auditor explained the CAP Law under spending CAP is two hundred forty thousand dollars. The CAP Waiver was denied and a possible reduction of service to make cuts and waivers using all but one thousand dollars surplus for next year less State aid. It will be a tough year next year.
The Borough Administrator said this is the 19th budget I have done overanticipate revenue underestimate expenditures.
The Borough Auditor said this is not just a Wanaque issue it is statewide.

The Mayor opened the Public Hearing.

John Maiello, 26 Rhinesmith Avenue, Wanaque said what if an emergency happens.
The Borough Auditor said we do an emergency appropriation and borrow money.
John Maiello said the school has four hundred thousand dollars of debt service and will get hit in the next four or five years. Should not build a new municipal building when you can’t run the town.

Dave DaSilva, 108 Monroe Street, Haskell said the three hundred thousand dollars where is it in the budget.
The Borough Auditor said said on page thirty. The budget balance left in the 2008 budget used to pay bills in 2009.
Dave DaSilva said where does the public see the money spent.
The Borough Administrator said in the finance report.
The Borough Auditor said it is blended in together.
Dave DaSilva said the amended budget where do the revenues come from.
The Borough Auditor explained the amendment to the budget. The Local Finance Board had us pull items out and the surplus will be lower now. There is a hole to be filled by an increase in taxes and possible layoffs.
Dave DaSilva said what was the levy waiver application to Local Finance Board.
The Borough Auditor said for nineteen thousand dollars need to balance the budget. There is still six thousand dollars in there.
The Borough Administrator said on the expense side we will terminate the part time maintenance position and part time health nurse for a total of seventy four thousand dollars.
Dave DaSilva said there is three hundred thousand dollars to be reduced when you came back from the Local Finance Board.
The Borough Auditor said six hundred fifty four thousand dollars for the application for waiver.
Dave DaSilva said how many contractually raises are there.
The Borough Administrator said fifty to fifty five.
Dave DaSilva said on sheet twelve how many people account for the one hundred twelve thousand dollars.
The Borough Administrator said a portion of the salary is the administrative secretary.
Dave DaSilva said why is that and how does it work.
The Borough Administrator said it is charged to water.
Dave DaSilva said how many people account for one hundred eight thousand dollars.
The Borough Administrator said three.
Dave DaSilva said it is normal to charge to the water department.
The Borough Auditor said there is no percentage aware of to be charged. Charge the work that was done to that account.
Dave DaSilva said the road department how many people are there.
The Borough Administator said twelve employees.
Dave DaSilva said what is the street lighting.
The Borough Administrator said that pays for the condominums.
Dave DaSilva said where is the State aid and grant money in the budget.
The Borough Auditor said page five and page nine and the amendment.
Dave DaSilva said is 1.29 million dollars accurate in money received and State aid reduction of thirty thousand dollars.
The Borough Auditor said that is correct.
Dave DaSilva said how is the surplus determined.
The Borough Auditor said the money from the Alcoholic Beverage Control licenses and other money goes to it.
Dave DaSilva said what about surplus money.
The Borough Administrator said the Annual Financial Statement done in January.
The Borough Auditor said we can tell if we’re in good shape or bad shape don’t believe put seven hundred eighty thousand dollars back for next year concern.
Dave DaSilva said what point do you reduce that to spending four years did not meet spending. Listing sheet 40b the new municipal building and police building.
The Borough Auditor said 40b wish list. The municipal building is on hold.
Dave DaSilva said does four hundred ninety thousand dollars appear in the budget other.
The Borough Administrator said no.
Dave DaSilva said the ratables how much money is it.
The Borough Auditor said the tax levy is seven million nine hundred ninety four dollars for ratables.
Dave DaSilva said on sheet 5 what is the energy tax.
The Borough Auditor said the utility bill for New Jersey gross receipts and franchise tax a percentage of taxes paid in Wanaque.
Dave DaSilva said sheet 7 collection Wanaque Borough Sewerage Authority happen after sheet 10 Ringwood.
The Borough Auditor said yes.
The Borough Administrator said we took what Ringwood gave us.
Dave DaSilva said the interfund there is no amount this year.
The Borough Auditor said we anticipate it as revenue.
Dave DaSilva said on sheet 10 prepaid regional taxes not in previous years.
The Borough Auditor said allowed to prepay in years.
Dave DaSilva said sheet 20a water department expenses.
The Borough Administrator said getting in grants this year.
Dave DaSilva said what is the garbage on page 15.
The Borough Administrator said municipal services act street lights at Pulte last year transferred into this year.
Dave DaSilva said on page 15b what is recycling other expense.
The Borough Administrator said the contract for pickup and disposal of recycling.
Dave DaSilva said on sheet 25 what is the amount for.
The Borough Administrator said what we spend so far.
Dave DaSilva said the budget almost doubled in twelve years.
The Borough Administrator said I can’t answer that without the budget.
Dave DaSilva said items on page budgeting more money that we spent first part of the chart save one hundred eighty thousand dollars. Look at going into spending if we’re providing adequate services why increase money when you’re not spending the money.
The Borough Auditor said twelve months on the page.
The Borough Administrator said salary budget numbers based on analysis expense side numbers get run out this year numbers run out and zero based budget for 2010.
Dave DaSilva said sheet 43 Open Space Trust Fund number of acreage preserved to date.
The Borough Auditor said don’t have number.
The Borough Administrator said zero doesn’t reflect other grants. Boulevard property seven hundred fifty thousand dollars from State two hundred fifty thousand dollars.
Dave DaSilva said zero acres is reason not to put it in. Financial Agreement Bald Eagle one hundred fifteen thousand dollars Pilot Program where is it reflected in the budget.
The Borough Administrator said it is not in the budget.
Dave DaSilva said where does the money come from.
The Borough Administrator said trust for gets paid to him then he gets it back.
Dave DaSilva said separate account the trust fund.
The Borough Auditor said fifty six thousand dollars.
Dave DaSilva said what money is out there received an email from Tom is it normal procedure to keep money out there.
The Borough Auditor said money for roads or balance left monies other places we’ll keep it. Ordinance could go twenty five years.
Dave DaSilva said don’t account for that money.
The Borough Auditor said it’s part of the Bond Ordinance bonded spend it all or cancel it sit in the account.
Dave DaSilva said what else is out there except what’s here.
The Borough Administrator said that’s it.

Sandy Lawson, 28 Haskell Avenue, Haskell said unexpended balances forty nine thousand dollars.
The Borough Administrator said the old Ordinance.
Sandy Lawson said other funds acquisition of land.
The Borough Administrator said property next to the firehouse.

Councilman Balunis said to fund the resource officer for Ringwood it will not increase it.
The Borough Administrator said that’s correct. That is paid through Ringwood.

COMMITTEE REPORTS: (Work Meeting)

PUBLIC DISCUSSION:

The Mayor opened the Public Discussion.

Kenneth Ambruster, 6 Gardella Place, Haskell said the new truck for the road department what about a second truck for recycling.
The Borough Administrator said got a truck it has a mechanical problem and we’re working on it.

Sandy Lawson, 28 Haskell Avenue, Haskell said the air conditioning is on high. There is no longer a property maintenance person but there are weeds and there is dirt being dumped by the Candle Factory that should be checked out.

Dave DaSilva, 108 Monroe Street, Haskell said what is the Candle Factory status.
The Borough Administrator said the Council has not adopted the Ordinance. The State is not doing anything.
Dave DaSilva said it’s in limbo then. It would come before the planning board and then come to the Council.
The Borough Administrator said the Council does not have to approve it. The developers agreement changed.

The Mayor closed the Public Discussion.

CONSENT AGENDA:

Resolution #106-0-09:
Re: Refund of Tax overpayments for the first quarter of 2009 on various properties in
the amount of $9,731.68

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

WHEREAS, there exist tax overpayments on the properties listed herein for the first quarter of 2009:

BLOCK LOT AMOUNT
102 25 $2,146.89
248.01 6C0011 $1,777.19
304 7 $1,546.86
313.10 4.03 $2,092.00
416 28 $176.87
439 7 $1,991.87

WHEREAS, the owners have requested a refund of said overpayments;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Treasurer shall refund a total of $9,731.68 as per the certification of the Tax Collector.

Resolution #107-0-09:
Re: Change Order No. 1 – Time Extension – Haskell Water Tank

BE IT RESOLVED that Change Order No. 1 which provides a thirty (30) calendar day extension of time for JPI Painting, Inc. for the Repainting and Improvements to the 1,000,000 Gallon Haskell Water Tank with the new contract completion date being June 28, 2009 be approved in accordance with the Borough Engineers letter dated May 29, 2009.

On entertainment of the Mayor, Councilman O’Connell and Councilwoman Cisco 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 May 2009 NONE.

4. Municipal Court Report for May 2009

5. Welfare Report for May 2009 - NONE.

On entertainment of the Mayor, Councilman Pasquariello and Councilwoman Cisco 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:

Letter from Rubin and Connelly:
Re: Request for release of Performance Bond – Holiday Inn Express, 303 Union
Avenue, Haskell
On entertainment of the Mayor, Councilmen O’Connell and Pettet moved a motion to approve the aforementioned request subject to the Maintenance Bond.
On roll call, all voted yes, and the Mayor declared the motion carrie.

Letter from Robert Lauterhahn:
Re: Resignation from the Ethical Standards Board

On entertainment of the Mayor, Councilwoman Cisco and Councilman Balunis moved a motion to appoint Theodore Luciani to fill the unexpired term on the Ethical Standards Board expiring December 31, 2009.
On roll call, all voted yes, and the Mayor declared the motion carried.

NEW BUSINESS:

Approval of 2009/2010 Liquor License Renewals – Resolution #108-0-09:
1. Berta’s Chateau - HELD 6. Roar of the Crowd - HELD
2. Wine 2 Spirits 7. Il Palazzo, Inc.
3. Sal Falciglia 8. Crown Liquors
*4. Flip’s Bar – Resolution #109-0-09 *9. Phoenix Club – Resolution
#110-0-09
5. Tree Tavern - Provision Foods LTD 10. The Great Atlantic and Pacific
Tea Company
*License with Resolution of stipulations and restrictions

On entertainment of the Mayor, Councilmen Pasquariello and Pettet moved a motion to approve the aforementioned Liquor Licenses with any conditions, stipulations or restrictions placed on the licenses.
On roll call, all voted yes, and the Mayor declared the motion carried.

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. We have a meeting with them on Thursday.

RESOLUTIONS:

Resolution #111-0-09:
Re: Award Bid – 2009 Road Program

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

WHEREAS, the Borough of Wanaque advertised for and received bids on June 4, 2009 for the 2009 Road Program, and the following bids were received:

 AJM Contractors $69,993.00
 Stanziale Construction $75,095.55
 Crossroads Pavement Maintenance, LLC $78,407.60
 DLS Contracting $85,514.33
 Mark Paving Co., Inc. $89,000.00
 Smith-Sondy $103,481.55
and;
WHEREAS, the Consulting Engineer and the Borough Administrator have reviewed the bid of AJM Contractors and find it responsive and responsible and in compliance with N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1 et. Seq.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that a contract be awarded to AJM Contractors, 300 Kuller Road, Clifton, N.J. 07011 at the bid amount of $69,993.00; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Chief Financial Officer has certified that funds are available in budget account X-GC-03-356-000.

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

Resolution #112-0-09:
Re: Award Bid – First Street and Second Street Reconstruction

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

WHEREAS, the Borough of Wanaque advertised for and received bids on June 4, 2009 for the First Street and Second Street Reconstruction, and the following bids were received:
 4 Clean-Up $254,271.25
 John Garcia Construction $255,559.23
 Sanitary Construction Co. $296,793.00
 AJM Contractors $308,771.00
 D.R. Mullen $309,451.15
 Schenley Construction $329,648.00
and;
WHEREAS, the Consulting Engineer and the Borough Administrator have reviewed the bid of 4 Clean-Up and find it responsive and responsible and in compliance with N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1 et. Seq.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that a contract be awarded to
4 Clean-Up, P.O. Box 5098, North Bergen, N.J. 07047 at the bid amount of $354,271.25; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Chief Financial Officer has certified that funds are available in budget account X-GC-03-355-000.

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

Resolution #113-0-09:
Re: Payment to JPI Painting, Inc. for the Haskell Water Tank Current Estimate #2
in the amount of $470,400.00

On entertainment of the Mayor, Councilmen O’Connell and Pasquariello moved that,
BE IT RESOLVED that payment be made to JPI Painting, Inc. for the Repainting and Improvements to the 1,000,000 Gallon Haskell Water Tank in the amount of $470,400.00 for Current Estimate #2 in accordance with the Borough Engineers letter dated May 29, 2009.

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

Resolution #114-0-09:
Re: Department of Transportation Grant Application – Melrose Avenue and Furnace
Avenue

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

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

Resolution #115-0-09:
Re: Approve F.O.P. Contract

On entertainment of the Mayor, Councilwoman Cisco and Councilman O’Connell moved that,

BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and Borough Clerk be and are hereby authorized and directed to execute a contract between the Wanaque Fraternal Order of Police Local 145 and the Borough of Wanaque for the period of January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2014.

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

Resolution #116-0-09:
Re: Watershed Management Grant Application

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

BE IT RESOLVED that the Borough Administrator be and he is authorized and directed to submit a grant application to N.J.D.E.P for Wastewater Management Plans; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Borough Council designate the Wanaque Borough Sewerage Authority as the lead agency in this project.

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 $ 3,917.94

CURRENT 2008 175.50

CURRENT 2009 138,926.14

WATER OPERATING PREPAID 935.38

WATER OPERATING 2009 $ 65,880.62

WATER CAPITAL 96.85

GENERAL CAPITAL 18,697.60

ESCROW 21,887.29

PUBLIC ASSISTANCE 12,182.00

RECREATION TRUST 5,621.00

ANIMAL TRUST 42.00

OPEN SPACE __ 448.00 ___

TOTAL VOUCHERS $227,514.82

On roll call, all voted yes, and the Mayor declared the resolution adopted and forthwith approved it.
APPROVED: June 8, 2009

___________________________
Daniel Mahler
Mayor

Payrolls:

Councilmen Pettet and Pasquariello moved a resolution approving the following payrolls:
Payroll #10 p/e 5/15/09 $194,395.90

Payroll #11 p/e 6/02/09 $206,759.97_

Payroll Total $401,155.87

GRAND TOTAL $628,670.69

On roll call, all voted yes, and the Mayor declared the resolution adopted and forthwith approved it.
APPROVED: June 8, 2009

________________________________
Daniel Mahler
Mayor

NEW BUSINESS:

Closed Session:
Re: Negotiations / Personnel / Litigation

On entertainment of the Mayor, Councilman Pasquariello and Councilwoman Cisco 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) Litigation initiated today, Contract proposed and litigation proposed today.
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 Balunis moved a motion to reconvene.
On roll call, all were present.

ADJOURNMENT:

On entertainment of the Mayor, Councilmen Pasquariello and Pettet moved a motion to adjourn the meeting.
On roll call, all voted yes, and the Mayor declared the motion carried; meeting adjourned at 9:35 P.M.

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Katherine J. Falone, RMC, CMC
Municipal Clerk