Special Meeting


September 29, 2008



A Special Meeting of the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Wanaque was held on Monday, September 29, 2008 at 7:00 P.M. in the Wanaque Municipal Building.


The Mayor called the meeting to order with the flag salute.




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


The Mayor read the following Sunshine Statement:  Adequate notice of this meeting has been provided by the Mayor and Council by e-mailing notice of this meeting to the Suburban Trends and the Herald News newspapers on September 18, 2008 stating therein that this meeting would be held on Monday, September 29, 2008 at the time of 7:00 P.M., in the Wanaque Municipal Building, 579 Ringwood Avenue, Wanaque, New Jersey, and a copy of this notice was posted on the bulletin board in the Wanaque Municipal Building on September 18, 2008, and a copy is on file in the office of the Municipal Clerk.


Resolution #148-0-08:

     Re:  Award Bid – Haskell Firehouse Addition


            The Borough Administrator explained the bids received.


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


WHEREAS, the Borough of Wanaque advertised for and received bids on

September 25, 2008 for an addition to the Haskell Firehouse, receiving bids from the following:


1)*       Double Eagle Construction                    $229,000.00

            159 Lincoln Park Rd.                                4,500.00 Alt. 1        *REJECTED

             Pequannock, NJ 07440                             7,000.00 Alt. 2



2)         Walter H. Poppe                                  $252,000.00

            795 Susquehanna Ave.                   3,500.00 Alt. 1

            Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417                        12,000.00 Alt. 2





3)         SMAC Corp.                                      $274,950.00

            27 East 33rd St.                                          3,000.00 Alt. 1 deduct

            Paterson, NJ 07514                                 15,000.00 Alt. 2



4)         2-C Construction                                  $320,000.00

            P.O. Box 97                                               8,000.00 Alt. 1 deduct

            Pompton Plains, NJ 07444                       18,950.00 Alt. 2



5)         Rici Corp.                                            $298,000.00

            41 Liberty Street                                      50,000.00 Alt. 1

            Passaic, NJ 07055                                   16,800.00 Alt. 2



6)         UniMak, LLC                                      $359,000.00

            354 Banta Avenue                                      9,000.00 Alt. 1

            Garfield, NJ 07026                                   19,200.00 Alt. 2



7)         Zinno Construction                               $374,662.00

            P.O. Box 333                                             4,150.00 Alt. 1 deduct

            Vernon, NJ 07462                                   23,970.00 Alt. 2



8)         Vision General Construction                  $387,000.00

            10 Post Lane                                              6,800.00 Alt. 1

            Riverdale, NJ 07457                                 14,500.00 Alt. 2



9)         Nicosia & Sons Construction Co., Inc.$418,996.00

            34 Newark Place                                              0.00 Alt. 1

            Belleville, NJ 07109                                 14,000.00 Alt. 2



10)       Riefolo Construction                             $433,000.00

            Box 87                                                       6,000.00    Alt. 1 deduct

            Belleville, NJ 07109                                  23,000.00   Alt. 2



11)       LKL Contracting                                  $465,000.00

            457 Shadyside Road                                  7,000.00 Alt. 1

            Ramsey, NJ 07446                                   20,000.00 Alt. 2




12)       Salazar & Assoc.                                  $499,000.00

            2421 Iorio Street 2nd Floor                         7,300.00 Alt. 1

            Union, NJ 07083                                      17,000.00 Alt. 2


13)       Crossroad Construction Corp.              $552,000.00

            312 Emmet Street                                       8,000.00 Alt. 1 deduct

            Newark, NJ 07114                                  21,000.00 Alt. 2




            WHEREAS, upon review of the bid submitted by Double Eagle Construction that there were significant deficiencies in the bid, including but not limited to no surety bond or bid bond being submitted; and

            WHEREAS, upon review of the next lowest bid, Walter H. Poppe General Contracting, it was found that the bid was responsible and responsive and meets the requirements of N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1 et. Seq.;

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that a contract be awarded to Walter H. Poppe General contracting, 799 Susquehanna Avenue, Franklin Lakes, N.J. at a base bid of $252,000.00 and alternate #2 of $12,000.00 for a total contract award of $264,000.00; and

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Chief Financial Officer has certified that funds are available in budget accounts X-GC-03-345-201, $160,000.00 and X-GC-03-349-201, $104,000.00.


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




            The Mayor opened the Public Discussion.


            Dave DaSilva, 108 Monroe Street, Haskell is all of the funding together for this with the first one and the second one it covers a hundred percent.

            The Borough Administrator said yes.

            Dave DaSilva said and Chief did you get a chance to look at the specs.

            Tad Skawinski, Fire Chief said yes I did.  I looked over them with the architect originally and it seems like it’s going to suit what we need.

            Dave DaSilva said excellent and you’re happy.

            Tad Skawinski said yes.

            Dave DaSilva said okay great.  Thank you.


            The Mayor closed the public discussion.




On entertainment of the Mayor, Councilmen Balunis 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 7:05 P.M.




Thomas Carroll

Borough Administrator