MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEETING

BOROUGH OF WANAQUE

 

MINUTES

 

Regular Meeting

May 12, 2008

 

 

A Regular Meeting of the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Wanaque was held on Monday, May 12, 2008, 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, Pasquariello and Pettet.  Councilmen O’Connell and Theoharous were absent.  The Mayor declared a quorum.  The Borough Engineer was present.  The Borough Attorney was absent. 

 

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, 2008, and a notice thereof has been posted on January 2, 2008 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 14, 2008.

 

On entertainment of the Mayor, Councilwoman Cisco and Councilman Balunis moved a motion to approve the aforementioned minutes.

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

 

            On entertainment of the Mayor, Councilmen Pettet and Balunis moved a motion to table Ordinances #2-0-08, #8-0-08 and #10-0-08 to the June 9, 2008 meeting.

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

 

ORDINANCES:

 

   Public Hearing of Ord. #2-0-08:

     Re:  Dissolution of Wanaque Valley Regional Sewerage Authority

 

            Held.   

 

   Public Hearing of Ord. #8-0-08:

     Re:  Bond Ordinance – Purchase of US Aluminum Property

 

            Held.

 

   Public Hearing of Ord. #10-0-08:

     Re:  Appropriating $75,000.00 from Capital Surplus to fund an environmental

             Investigation of the US Aluminum property

 

             Held.

 

   Resolution #98-0-08:

     Re:  Cancelling $18,353.54 from Capital Balance from Ordinances #7-0-94

             ($7,661.33) and #8-9-95 ($10,692.21)

 

            On entertainment of the Mayor, Councilmen Balunis and Pettet moved a motion to approve the aforementioned Resolution.

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

 

   Introduction of Ordinance #11-0-08:

     Re:  Ordinance appropriating $18,353.54 from Capital Surplus to fund a needs

             assessment study for a new municipal building

 

            On entertainment of the Mayor, Councilman Pettet and Balunis moved that Ordinance #11-0-08 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 $18,353.54  FROM  CAPITAL SURPLUS TO FUND A NEEDS ASSESSMENT FOR A NEW MUNICIPAL BUILDING.

 

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

 

BE IT RESOLVED that an Ordinance entitled:  AN ORDINANCE

APPROPRIATING $18,353.54 FROM  CAPITAL SURPLUS TO FUND A NEEDS ASSESSMENT FOR A NEW MUNICIPAL BUILDING 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 9th day of June 2008, 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.

 

   Introduction of Ordinance #12-0-08:

     Re:  Amend Chapter 108 – Prohibit Parking on Warren’s Way and Ringwood Avenue

 

            The Borough Administrator said this Ordinance should also include Ringwood Avenue the west side of Doty Road.

 

            On entertainment of the Mayor, Councilman Balunis and Pettet moved that Ordinance #12-0-08 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, VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC, TO AMEND SCHEDULE I – NO PARKING TO PROHIBIT PARKING ON WARREN’S WAY AND WARREN HAGSTROM BOULEVARD.

 

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

 

BE IT RESOLVED that an Ordinance entitled:  AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF WANAQUE, CHAPTER 108, VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC, TO AMEND SCHEDULE I – NO PARKING TO PROHIBIT PARKING ON WARREN’S WAY AND WARREN HAGSTROM BOULEVARD 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 9th day of June 2008, 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.

 

PUBLIC DISCUSSION:

 

            The Mayor opened the Public Discussion.

 

Sandy Lawson, 28 Haskell Avenue, Haskell spoke about the study and asked for it to be part of the Ordinance #11-0-08 and who is doing the study.

The Borough Administrator said they have not been selected yet.

Sandy Lawson spoke about the parking Ordinance on Warren’s Way.

The Mayor explained the Ordinance.

Sandy Lawson spoke about the parking space on Warren Hagstrom Boulevard.

The Borough Administrator said there are about fifty spaces there.        

 

            Grace Maiello, 26 Rhinesmith Avenue, Wanaque spoke about the Addice field park and now Lakeland Regional has additional costs.  It’s going to cost the school and come out of the same budget and it’s taking education away from the children.  And I disapprove of that.  Would rather have the money go to the children’s education and not the fields.

            The Mayor said fifty percent of the budget is paid by Ringwood residents.

 

            Bruce Lyons, 84 Burnside Place, Haskell spoke about concerns at Back Beach with no port-o-johns there and can one be put there.

            The Mayor said there are bathrooms in the building with the snack bar.  When there are organized events going on there the bathrooms are open.

            Bruce Lyons said there was a softball tournament and the bathrooms were not open.

            Councilman Balunis explained that the stand is run by volunteers and if no one is there the bathrooms are locked but the key can be requested for events.

            The Borough Administrator said we’ll talk to John Yost about that.

 

            Dave DaSilva, 108 Monroe Street, Haskell asked about the protocol for the leaf vacuum and is concerned due to the elderly neighbors having a difficult time getting the leaves out on time.  Could there be a change in protocol if the season goes longer.

            The Borough Administrator said there are two problems with that.  The leaf vacuum may possibly be eliminated due to the stormwater regulations and it takes three men to operate the machine and in the Spring they are busy with the fields and other projects.

            Dave DaSilva said is there any progress to putting the budget up on the website.

            The Borough Administrator said we’ll do it for next year.

            Dave DaSilva asked for a COAH update.

            The Borough Administrator said I have to speak with Mr. Bernard.

            Dave DaSilva asked for an update on Mar Del Manor.

            The Borough Administrator said the bank has it.

            Dave DaSilva asked about the water tank.

            The Borough Administrator said the status is the same.

            Dave DaSilva asked about the surplus vehicles.

            The Borough Administrator said they are excess vehicles.

            Dave DaSilva said you keep carrying the Ordinances.  Is there any reason.

            The Mayor said there was a letter sent last month to the towns by the Attorney.

            The Borough Administrator explained why the Ordinances are being carried.

            Dave DaSilva said you’re spending money to advertise them.

            The Borough Administrator said the Ordinances are to be kept on.  

            Dave DaSilva spoke about the money being transferred from the accounts.

            The Borough Administrator explained they are from older Ordinances.

 

The Mayor closed Public Discussion.

                                                                                             

CONSENT AGENDA:

                          

   Resolution #85-0-08:

     Re:  Authorization of Tax Collector to send estimated Tax Bills for 2008 3rd Quarter

 

BE IT RESOLVED that the Borough’s Tax Collector be and she is authorized and directed to issue estimated tax bills for the 3rd quarter of 2008, upon the approval of the tax rate set forth in Resolution #86-0-08.

 

   Resolution #86-0-08:

     Re:  Establish estimated Tax Rate for 2008 3rd Quarter Tax Bills

 

WHEREAS, the Borough of Wanaque introduced its 2008 Municipal budget on March 10, 2008 and held a public hearing on April 14, 2008; and

            WHEREAS, it has been determined that it will be necessary to issue estimated tax bills for the 3rd quarter of 2008, in order to provide for a sufficient cash flow for governmental operations; and

            WHEREAS, the tax levies for the Borough of Wanaque, Wanaque Board of Education and the County of Passaic will not fall above the 5% threshold for the rate to be set by the Governing Body; and

            WHEREAS, the Governing Body desires to have the estimated tax bill for the 3rd quarter of 2008 to be as close as possible to the actual tax bill, so that any shortfall will be minimal in the 4th quarter, and place an unexpected additional burden on our taxpayers.

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the following amounts for the 2008 3rd quarter estimated tax bill for the Borough of Wanaque be and are hereby approved.

 

                                    Amount to be Raised                08 Rate            07 Rate            Percent

Borough                            $ 7,716,376.00                   1.337              1.123              19.08 

Local School                      11,057.712.00                   1.916                 .203                -5.60    

Regional H.S.                       6,789,460.00                   1.177               1.17                     .57

County (E)                           7,152,500.00                    1.240               1.16                    6.86

Open Space (Municipal)          57,702.00                      .010                   .012                     0

Open Space (County)             144,255.00                     .025                  .025                     0_

Total Tax Rate                   $32,918,005.00                   5.705                5.52                   3.38

      

Assessed Value: $577,020,000                                               

 

   Resolution #87-0-08:

     Re:  Refund of overpayment on 2008 1st Quarter and 2nd Quarter Tax in the amount of

             $1,730.52 on Block 313.06, Lot 4.21

 

WHEREAS, there exists a tax overpayment on the property listed herein for the 2008 1st and 2nd quarter:

 

BLOCK            LOT               AMOUNT

313.06               4.21               $1,730.52

 

WHEREAS, the owner has requested a refund of said overpayment;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Treasurer shall refund a total of  $1,730.52 as per the certification of the Tax Collector.

 

   Resolution #88-0-08:

     Re:  Redemption of Tax Sale Certificate #07-00177 in the amount of $7,898.36

 

WHEREAS, a Tax Sale was held for 2006 delinquent Municipal charges on May 30, 2007, and

 

WHEREAS, Robert U. DelVecchio Pension was the successful bidder for Block 442 Lot 2 for which Tax Sale Certificate #07-00177 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 $7,898.36 as per the certification of the Tax Collector.

 

   Resolution #89-0-08:

     Re:  Refund of $15,000.00 premium paid on Tax Sale Certificate #07-00177

 

WHEREAS, a Tax Sale was held for 2006 delinquent Municipal charges on May 30, 2007, and

WHEREAS, Robert U. DelVecchio Pension was the successful bidder for Block 442 Lot 2 for which Tax Sale Certificate #07-00177 was assigned, and

WHEREAS, Robert U. DelVecchio Pension paid a premium of $15,000.00 on this certificate,

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 $15,000.00 as per the certification of the Tax Collector.

 

   Refund from Building Permit #07-194 to Zbigniew Szutowski, 6 Oak Terrace,

   Wanaque in the amount of $94.00

 

   Application for Raffle License:

     Re:  Wanaque Community Education Foundation – RA:688

 

            On entertainment of the Mayor, Councilmen Balunis and Pettet 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 April 2008    NONE.

                                               

4.   Municipal Court Report for April 2008   

                                                                                               

5.   Welfare Report for April 2008  -  NONE.

 

On entertainment of the Mayor, Councilmen Pettet 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.

 

 

 

___________________________

                Daniel Mahler

                      Mayor

 

 

   Engineer:

 

            The Borough Engineer reported Laura Avenue Phase I reconstruction will begin next week.  The Rainbow Valley Lake Dam just needs the railing and pavement to be done and that will complete the project.

 

   Administrator:

 

            The Borough Administrator reported in the absence of Councilman Theoharous with regard to the field work at Wanaque School the date for the picnic would have to be the Saturday of Labor Day weekend and the fireworks would be at Wanaque School but no one can be on the fields but should still be able to see the fireworks.  In the absence of Councilman O’Connell the buildings and grounds committee met with the architect for the new municipal building and recommendations will come from the committee.  Last month about twenty volunteers from the first aid squad, fire department, Councilwoman Cisco, myself and other personnel participated in an incident command class which was held on a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday twenty four hour course which makes us compliant with disaster training and there is another class again this week.  Addice Park is moving along – the resolution is subject to DEP approval.

                       

   Attorney:

           

            The Borough Attorney was absent.

 

COMMUNICATIONS:  None.

           

NEW BUSINESS:

 

   Letter from Tamara King requesting sale of Block 423, Lot 45 (adjacent property

   owner:

 

            Letter to be sent.

 

   Open Space Application – Memorial Field Lights – Public Hearing June 9, 2008

 

            Public Hearing to be held on June 9, 2008.

   Business Meetings – June, July and August at 7:00 P.M.

           

            On entertainment of the Mayor, Councilman Balunis and Councilwoman Cisco moved a motion to have business meetings beginning at 7:00 P.M. in June, July and August.

            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:

 

  Glen Court Repairs:

 

            No change in the status.

 

   Wanaque Valley Regional Sewerage Authority Status:

 

            No change in the status.

 

   Authorize the Borough Attorney to prepare a contract for purchase of the US

   Aluminum property:

 

   Advertising on Haskell Water Tank:

 

            No change in the status.

 

   Status of US Aluminum Investigation:

 

            Held.

 

   Application for Ice Cream Vendor License:

     Re:  Siham Selim, 19 Skyland Avenue, Haskell

 

            On entertainment of the Mayor, Councilmen Pettet and Balunis moved a motion to approve the aforementioned application.

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

 

RESOLUTIONS:

 

   Resolution #90-0-08:

     Re:  Appoint Part-Time Telecommunicator Operator – Matthew Hayward effective

             immediately

 

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

 

BE IT RESOLVED that Matthew Hayward, 77 Burnside Place, Haskell, New Jersey be and he is hereby appointed as a Part Time Public Safety Telecommunicator effective immediately at $17.13 per hour.

 

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

 

   Resolution #91-0-08:

     Re:  Award Bid – Addice Park/Wanaque School Renovations (Alternates only –

             Base Bid awarded in April)

 

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

 

            WHEREAS, on April 14, 2008, the Borough Council of the Borough of Wanaque awarded the base bid for Wanaque School Addice Park Improvements to Applied Landscape Technologies in the amount of $617,000.00 with the reservation to award the bid alternates at a future date; and

            WHEREAS, the Borough Council now wishes to award said alternates.

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the following alternates be awarded to Applied Landscape Technologies, Inc. P.O. Box 608, Montville, N.J. 07045, as a supplement to its base bid of $617,000.00 awarded April 14, 2008:

 

                                                Alternate #1                 $354,900.00

                                                Alternate #2                 $  40,000.00

                                                Alternate #3                 $  51,000.00

                                                Alternate #4                 $515,500.00

                                                Alternate #5                 $500.00 per cubic yard (if needed)

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Chief Financial Officer has certified that funds are available in budget account X-GC-03-347-201.

 

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

 

   Resolution #92-0-08:

     Re:  Appoint Summer Recreation Head Counselor – Sherry Patacco – Salary

             $1,400.00

 

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

 

BE IT RESOLVED that Sherry Patacco, 53 Burnside Place, Haskell be and she is hereby appointed as a Summer Recreation Head Counselor at a salary of $1,400.00 effective immediately.

  

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

   Resolution #93-0-08:

     Re:  Temporary Emergency Appropriation

 

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

TEMPORARY EMERGENCY APPRROPRIATION

 

WHEREAS, an emergent condition has arisen with respect to adoption of the 2008 Municipal Budget and N.J.S.A. 40A: 4-20 provides for an emergency temporary appropriation until the adoption of the 2008 Municipal Budget, and

WHEREAS, the total Temporary Budget including this resolution will total $2,650,675.38

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that in accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40A: 4-20:

A temporary appropriation be made for the 2008 Temporary Budget in the amount of $203,898.11.

 

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

                                                                                   

   Resolution #94-0-08:

     Purchase of Lawn Tractor – Road Department

           

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

 

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE AWARD OF A NON-FAIR AND OPEN CONTRACT FOR THE PURCHASE OF A TORO GROUNDMASTER 7210 TRACTOR

 

            WHEREAS, the Borough of Wanaque has a need to acquire a Toro Groundmaster 7210 Tractor and attachments as a non-fair and open contract pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4: and

WHEREAS, the Borough Administrator has determined and certified in writing that the value of the acquisition will exceed $17,500; and,

WHEREAS, Storr Tractor Company has submitted a proposal dated February 5, 2008 indicating they will provide the Toro Groundmaster 7210 Tractor and attachments  for the amount of $24,900.17; and  

WHEREAS, Storr Tactor Company has completed and submitted a Business Entity Disclosure Certification which certifies that Storr Tractor Company has not made any reportable contributions to a political or candidate committee in the Borough of Wanaque in the previous one year, and that the contract will prohibit Storr Tractor Company from making any reportable contributions through the term of the contract, and

WHEREAS, the Chief Financial Officer has certified that funds are available in budget account 8-CU-01-132-287.

            NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Borough Council of the Borough of Wanaque authorizes the Borough Administrator to enter into a contract with Storr Tractor Company, 3191 Route 22, Branchburg, NJ 08876 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 a notice of this action be advertised in the Suburban Trends.

 

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

 

   Resolution #95-0-08:

     Re:  New Jersey Department of Transportation Grant Application – Reconstruct First

             Street

 

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

 

            BE IT RESOLVED that the Borough Engineer and Borough Administrator be and are hereby authorized to prepare and submit a New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund grant application for the reconstruction of First Street – entire length for the 08-09 Grant Program.

 

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

 

   Resolution #96-0-08:

     Re:  Authorize Sale of Surplus Property

 

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

 

            BE IT RESOLVED that in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:11-36 that the following vehicles and equipment are no longer needed for public use, and that the Borough Administrator is authorized and directed to sell said equipment and vehicles in accordance with the law.

 

·        1996 Ford Crown Vic/4Dr. Blue Vin #2FALP71W6TX119123.

·        1999 Ford Crown Vic/4Dr. White Vin #2FAFP71WOXX171138.

·        2003 Ford Crown Vic/4Dr. White Vin #2FAH871W73X178445.

·        2005 Ford Crown Vic/4 Dr. White Vin #2FAHP71WX5X136631.

·        1997 Ford Crown Vic/4Dr. White Vin #2FALP71WOVX224064.

·        1980 Chevy Blazer K-10Blue Vin #CKL18AF147124.

·        1993 FORD Crown Vic/4Dr. while Vin #2FACP71W1PX183995.

·        1983 Yellow Garbage Truck-Cargostar  International 15 yds Vin #2HTD10459DCA11415

·        1986 Green Garbage Truck GMC   Brigadier 20 yds Vin #16DP86142GV510033

·        1993 Dodge Utility W350 Vin #1B6KM3650PS256305.

·        1983 Olathe Slice Seeder Model 193 83-832267LDL.

·        1979 Ingersoll Rand Spiro flow portable compressor 112251479910.

·        DMT Corporation Generator 4 cyc. Hercules engine natural gas 00 amp.

·        1995 Oldsmobile Aurora 1G3GR62CXS4141782

·        2005 Ford Crown Vic/4Dr. White Vin #2FAHP71W15X136632.

·        2004 Ford Crown Vic/ 4 Dr.Black Vin #2FAHP71W34X138879.

·        1993 Ford F-700 Dump 1FYK74C8PUA12853.

·        1996 Jeep Cherokee 1J4FJ7852TL188880.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the sale of surplus property be conducted on

the internet site govdeals.com pursuant to Local Finance Notice 2008-9; and

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Borough Administrator is authorized to execute an agreement with govdeals.com and terms and conditions of the agreement are available on the vendor’s website and in the Borough Clerk’s Office.

 

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

 

   Resolution #97-0-08:

     Re:  Appoint Laborer – Road Department

 

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

 

            BE IT RESOLVED that Michael Bolduc, 35 Makemoney Avenue, Haskell, New Jersey be and he is appointed to the position of Laborer, Road Department effective June 2, 2008 at an annual salary of $30,000.00 subject to successful completion of a physical.

 

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

 

   Resolution #99-0-08:

     Re:  Appointment of Part-Time Telecommunicator Operator – Joan Thomson,

             90 Boonton Avenue, Kinnelon

 

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

 

BE IT RESOLVED that Joan Thomson, 90 Boonton Avenue, Kinnelon, New Jersey be and she is hereby appointed as a Part Time Public Safety Telecommunicator effective immediately at $17.13 per hour.

 

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 2007                                                                         $  33,040.81

 

CURRENT 2008                                                                           417,192.79

 

CURRENT PRE-PAID                                                                     8,411.84

 

WATER OPERATING 2008                                                          26,560.20

 

WATER PREPAID                                                                              190.87

 

GENERAL CAPITAL                                                                       8,089.60

 

WATER CAPITAL                                                                           3,159.56

 

WATER INFRASTRUCTURE                                                       16,236.25

 

ESCROW BOOKKEEPER                                                               6,904.28

 

PUBLIC ASSISTANCE                                                                  11,317.00

 

RECREATION TRUST                                                                     4,724.38

 

ANIMAL TRUST                                                                                   49.80

 

OPEN SPACE TRUST                                                                         730.76

 

UNEMPLOYMENT/DISABILITY                                         __      1,762.97 ___  

 

                                                                  

                                                          TOTAL VOUCHERS         $538,389.11

 

On roll call, all voted yes, and the Mayor declared the resolution adopted and forthwith approved it.

APPROVED:  May 12, 2008

 

 

___________________________

                Daniel Mahler

                     Mayor

 

 

Payrolls:

           

            Councilmen Pettet and Balunis moved a resolution approving the following payrolls:

                                   

                                    Payroll #08                   p/e 04/18/08                   $189,075.92

 

                                    Payroll #09                   p/e 05/02/08                   $183,955.50_

                                                                   

                                                                           Payroll Total               $373,031.42

 

                                                                     GRAND TOTAL              $911,420.53

 

On roll call, all voted yes, and the Mayor declared the resolution adopted and forthwith approved it.

APPROVED:  May 12, 2008

 

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                      Daniel Mahler

                            Mayor

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

   Closed Session:

     Re:  Negotiations/Personnel/Litigation

 

            On entertainment of the Mayor, Councilman Balunis 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)      Purchase 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 Pettet and Balunis moved a motion to reconvene.

            On roll call, all were present.

           

ADJOURNMENT:

 

On entertainment of the Mayor, Councilwoman Cisco and Balunis moved a motion to adjourn the meeting.

On roll call, all voted yes, and the Mayor declared the motion carried; meeting adjourned at 9:25 P.M.

 

 

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Katherine J. Falone, RMC, CMC

Municipal Clerk