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COUNCIL MEETING

FEBRUARY 24, 2015

 

 

STATEMENT OF COMPLIANCE WITH THE OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS ACT

“On January 2, 2015, adequate notice of this meeting pursuant to the Open Public Meetings Act has been furnished by inclusion thereof in the Annual Schedule of Meetings for 2015 which has been posted on the bulletin board at Borough Hall, filed with the Borough Clerk, faxed to the Our Town, The Record, The Community News and The County Seat newspapers and distributed to all persons, if any, requesting copies of same pursuant to said Act.”

 

In case of an emergency or fire alarm you must evacuate the building by using any of the exit doors in the room.  They are immediately to my right and the double doors at the rear of the room.  Occupants must exit the building by using the staircase and not the elevator.

 

This meeting is being recorded by both video and audio and may be rebroadcast.

 

 

INVOCATION – Deacon Joseph Mantineo of Our Lady Queen of Peace Church

 

 

SALUTE TO THE FLAG

 

Members of the Governing Body present: Mayor Febre (    ) Council members DeHeer (    )

Eisenberg (    ) Messar (    ) Lindenau (   ) Morrone (    ) Borough Attorney Ronald A. Dario (   ) Borough Administrator Roberta Stern (     ) Borough Clerk Jean M. Pelligra (    )

 

 

 

WORK SESSION ITEMS –  items on or off agenda

 

 

 

PROCLAMATIONS, PRESENTATIONS, ETC. (If any)

 

  1. “ Read Across America” Proclamation

 

  1. Proclamation for former Mayor Gregg A. Padovano

 

 

 

 

MEETING OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (FIVE MINUTE TIME FRAME)

 

Mayor Febre opened the meeting to the public for any comments on or off the agenda.

 

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING ON PENDING ORDINANCES - ADOPTION OF ORDINANCES

 

NONE

 

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

Council member_______ moved for approval of the December 23, 2014 Council Meeting and Closed Session minutes, the January 2, 2015 Reorganization Meeting minutes and the January 13, 2015 Council Meeting and Closed Session minutes; seconded by Council member ________.

 

Mayor Febre asked for a roll call vote.

 

 

DeHeer (    ) Eisenberg (     ) Messar (     ) Lindenau (     ) Morrone (     )

 

 

PRESENTATION OF BILLS AND CLAIMS AND REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENT

 

The Clerk presented the bill resolution and supplemental bill resolution.

 

Council member ___________ moved for approval, seconded by Council member __________.

 

Mayor Febre asked for a roll call vote.

 

DeHeer (    ) Eisenberg (     ) Messar (     ) Lindenau (     ) Morrone (     )

 

 

CORRESPONDENCE AND REPORT OF THE BOROUGH CLERK

 

 

 

REPORT OF ADMINISTRATOR

 

 

 

REPORT OF THE ATTORNEY

 

 

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

DeHeer (    ) Eisenberg (     ) Messar (     ) Lindenau (     ) Morrone (     )

 

 

REPORT OF THE MAYOR

 

 

RESIGNATIONS - ACCEPTANCE OF THE FOLLOWING

 

  1. Resignation of Lynn Marie Gargagliano as part-time Administrative Assistant effective February 6, 2015.

 

Council member _______ moved the resignation(s) be accepted; seconded by Council member_______ .

 

Mayor Febre asked for a roll call vote.

 

DeHeer (    ) Eisenberg (     ) Messar (     ) Lindenau (     ) Morrone (     )

 

 

APPOINTMENTS - APPROVAL OF THE FOLLOWING

 

  1. Joseph Del Rio-Carrasco as a probationary member of the Maywood Fire Department assigned to Undine Hose Company effective February 24, 2015.
  2. Anthony Avon as a full member of the Maywood First Aid Squad effective February 24, 2015.
  3. Carli Figlia as a Youth Squad member of the Maywood First Aid Squad effective February 24, 2015.
  4. Tara Grunstra as an Administrative Assistant, effective March 2, 2015 at an annual salary of $37,000.00.
  5. Franco Lovaglio as an employee for the Department of Public Works effective 2/24/2015 at an annual salary of $45,500.00.

 

Council member __________ moved the appointment(s), seconded by Council member __________.

 

Mayor Febre asked for a roll call vote.

 

DeHeer (    ) Eisenberg (     ) Messar (     ) Lindenau (     ) Morrone (     )

 

 

COUNCIL APPROVAL OF THE FOLLOWING

 

  1. From Maywood Police Department – permission to host the Annual National Night Out event on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 in Memorial Park from 6:00 to 10:00 pm.

Council member _________ moved for the approval(s), seconded by Council member _________.

 

Mayor Febre asked for a roll call vote.

 

DeHeer (    ) Eisenberg (     ) Messar (     ) Lindenau (     ) Morrone (     )

 

 

 

RESOLUTIONS BY TITLE - CONSIDERATION OF THE FOLLOWING

 

RESOLUTION # 49-15

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CANCELLATION OF SMALL BALANCES

 

 

RESOLUTION # 50-15

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE REDEMPTION OF A

TAX SALE CERTIFICATE FOR BLOCK 41 LOT 4

 

 

RESOLUTION # 51-15

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE REDEMPTION OF A

TAX SALE CERTIFICATE FOR BLOCK 96 LOT 6

 

 

RESOLUTION # 52-15

                    MUNICIPAL ALLIANCE GRANT ACCEPTANCE

 

 

 

Council member _______ moved for the adoption(s), seconded by Council member ________.

 

Mayor Febre asked for a roll call vote.

 

DeHeer (    ) Eisenberg (     ) Messar (     ) Lindenau (     ) Morrone (     )

 

 

INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCES

 

NONE

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

 

MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS

 

 

 

CLOSED SESSION - IF APPLICABLE

 

Council member _________ made a motion to go into Closed Session; seconded by Council member __________.

 

DeHeer (    ) Eisenberg (     ) Messar (     ) Lindenau (     ) Morrone (     )

 

Closed Session Resolution #_______________

 

 

Council member ___________ made a motion to return to the regular order of business; seconded by Council member __________ .

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

Council member____________ moved the meeting be adjourned; seconded by Council member

____________ and so carried at ____________  pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         Proclamation

 

 

WHEREAS, the citizens of the Borough of Maywood stand firmly committed to promoting reading as the catalyst for our students’ future academic success, their preparation for America’s jobs of the future, and their ability to compete in a global economy; and

 

WHEREAS, the Borough of Maywood has provided significant leadership in the area of community involvement in the education of our youth, grounded in the principle that educational investment is the key to the community’s well-being and long-term quality of life; and

 

WHEREAS, NEA’s Read Across America, a national celebration of reading, will be conducted on March 2, 2015, the day on what would have been the 111th birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss; and

 

WHEREAS, Read Across America-NJ is being conducted statewide by the New Jersey Education Association, in partnership with the New Jersey State League of Municipalities, the New Jersey Library Association, and their local affiliates across the state to promote reading and adult involvement in the education of our community’s students:

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and Council calls on the citizens of the Borough of Maywood to ensure that every child is in a safe place reading together with a caring adult on March 2, 2015;

 

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this body enthusiastically endorses NEA’S Read Across America and Read Across America-NJ and recommits our community to engage in programs and activities to make America’s children the best readers in the world.

 

 

 

RESOLUTION # 49-15

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CANCELLATION OF SMALL BALANCES

 

WHEREAS, N.J.S.A 40A:5-17 allows for the cancellation of property tax overpayments or delinquent amounts in the amount of less than $10.00; and

 

WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Maywood may authorize the Tax Collector to process, without further action on their part, any cancellation of property tax overpayments or delinquencies of less than $10.00.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Maywood hereby authorize the Tax Collector to cancel said tax amounts as deemed necessary.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a certified copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Tax Collector, the Chief Financial Officer and the Municipal Auditor.

           

 

 

RESOLUTION # 50-15

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE REDEMPTION OF A

TAX SALE CERTIFICATE FOR BLOCK 41 LOT 4

 

            BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Maywood that the Tax Collector is hereby authorized to issue a check in the amount of $ 41,781.00 payable to “Tower Fund Services Cust Ebury FD 1NJ, LLC.” for the Redemption of Tax Sale Certificate

#14-001, dated 2/24/15 on property known as Block 41, Lot 4, 205 Cummings Avenue.  This amount includes a premium of $ 30,000.00

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the taxpayer has paid to the Borough Tax Collector the full amount of said redemption, less the premium.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Lien Holder bid and paid, $ 30,000.00 as a Premium to the Borough of Maywood, on the date of sale for Tax Sale Certificate # 14-001.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this check is to reimburse the Buyer of the lien; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Borough Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to furnish copies of this resolution to the Chief Financial Officer and the Tax Collector.

 

 

 

RESOLUTION # 51-15

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE REDEMPTION OF A

TAX SALE CERTIFICATE FOR BLOCK 96 LOT 6

 

            BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Maywood that the Tax Collector is hereby authorized to issue a check in the amount of $ 42,384.57 payable to “Tower Fund Services Cust Ebury FD 1NJ, LLC.” for the Redemption of Tax Sale Certificate

#13-003, dated 2/24/15 on property known as Block 96, Lot 6, 22 W. Passaic Street.  This amount includes a premium of $ 24,100.00

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the taxpayer has paid to the Borough Tax Collector the full amount of said redemption, less the premium.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Lien Holder bid and paid, $ 24,100.00 as a Premium to the Borough of Maywood, on the date of sale for Tax Sale Certificate # 13-003.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this check is to reimburse the Buyer of the lien; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Borough Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to furnish copies of this resolution to the Chief Financial Officer and the Tax Collector.

 

 

 

RESOLUTION # 52-15

                    MUNICIPAL ALLIANCE GRANT ACCEPTANCE

 

WHEREAS, the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse established the Municipal Alliances for the Prevention of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse in 1989 to educate residents, local government and law enforcement officials, schools, nonprofit organizations, the faith community, parents, youth and other allies in efforts to prevent alcoholism and drug abuse in communities throughout New Jersey; and   

 

WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Maywood recognizes that the abuse of alcohol and drugs is a serious problem in our society amongst persons of all ages; and therefore has an established Municipal Alliance Committee; and

 

WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Maywood further recognizes that it is incumbent upon not only public officials but upon the entire community to take action to prevent such abuses in our community; and

 

WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council has applied for funding to the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse through the County of Bergen,

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Borough of Maywood, County of Bergen, and State of New Jersey does hereby recognize the following:

 

1.              The Mayor and Council of the Borough of Maywood does hereby authorize submission of a strategic plan for the Maywood Municipal Alliance grant for fiscal year 2015 in the amount of:

DEDR             $9,876

Cash Match    $2,469

In-Kind           $7,407

 

2.              The Mayor and Council of the Borough of Maywood acknowledges the terms and conditions for administering the Municipal Alliance grant, including the administrative compliance and audit requirements.