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April 19, 2016
Minutes of the Regular Session Meeting of the Mayor and Council, Borough of Keyport,
held on the above date in the Borough Hall Council Chambers, Keyport, NJ, pursuant to
the adoption of the Annual Notice on file with the Borough Clerk forwarded to the
Asbury Park Press, the Independent, Two River Times and Newark Star Ledger and
posted on the Bulletin Board in accordance with the Open Public Meeting Act, P.L.
1975, Ch. 231.
Mayor Aumack called the meeting to order at 7:00PM and Borough Clerk Heilweil read the Sunshine Law Notice.
ROLL CALLOn Roll Call the following were present: Councilmembers Chamberlain, Sheridan, Howe, Lamberson, Cooper and Goode. Others present: Mayor Aumack, Borough Administrator Stephen Gallo and Borough Attorney Jong Sook Nee Esq.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/MOMENT OF SILENCE
SWEARING IN OF NEW POLICE OFFICERBorough Clerk Heilweil swore in Officer Mark Adolph while his wife held the Bible
CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATIONMayor Aumack read the Certificate of Appreciation presented to Rudolph "Rudy" Ferrara, owner and operator of the oldest continuous family-owned business in the Borough of Keyport
R140-16 Authorizing Acceptance of a Loan Financing and Grant Package from the USDA-RA for the Upgrade of the Perry Street Water Treatment Plant and Authorizing the Mayor, Borough Administrator and Chief Financial Officer to Execute all Attendant Documents R141-16 Authorizing Execution of Shared Services Agreement with County of Monmouth R142-16 Appointing Members of the Green Team R143-16 Changing the Shut-Off Date for Non-Payment Accounts for 2016 R144-16 Authorizing Reduction in Sewer Account Due to Leaking Pool Liner – Lee R145-16 Authorizing Reduction of Sewer Account Due to Leaking Garden Hose R146-16 Authorizing Payment Plans – various water accounts R147-16 Amending Payment Plan – Grogan R148-16 Referring the Redevelopment Plan for the Property Commonly Known as Block 22, Lots 12.01, 19 and 20 on the tax map of the Borough of Keyport to the Keyport Unified Planning Board for Review Pursuant to N.J.S.A.40A:12A- 7(e)
PUBLIC COMMENT PORTIONThe Meeting was opened to the public for comments or questions on items listed on the agenda at 7:08PM moved by Sheridan, carried by Goode with ayes by all present
Administrator Gallo – responded about $30,000.
Bob Ludwig, 50 Beers Street – asked about the progress on senior transport bus.
Administrator Gallo – stated applications will be accepted in May.
Bob Ludwig – asked about the progress of taxi cab enforcement.
Administrator Gallo – stated we are working on it. A meeting has been scheduled.
Mike Lane, 51 First Street – wished to address preparation for a severe storm. He attended the last Harbor Commission meeting. He asked for a definition of a severe storm and the party responsible for determining the action. Flood Hazard Mitigation issues need to be addressed. Regarding R148-16 Referring the Redevelopment Plan for the Property Commonly Known as Block 22, Lots 12.01, 19 and 20 on the tax map of the Borough of Keyport to the Keyport Unified Planning Board for Review Pursuant to N.J.S.A.40A:12A-7(e), Council did not provide notice for this meeting one week apart.
Notice was made on the 10th and the 14th, not a week apart, as the resolution requires.
Administrator Gallo – stated we will not be able to have an answer immediately but hopefully before hurricane season.
Councilman Goode – asked Mr. Lane if he knew of a definition of severe storm.
Mr. Lane – agreed he could not find a definition of a severe storm. He stated the key issues would be the surge elevation as well as the wind. He thinks we should look at the elevations in town and determine the surge elevation. The Borough received a resilience study from the Jacque Cousteau Center which should be looked at.
Borough Administrator – we should have a process in order that examines loose items on the waterfront.
Collette Kennedy – stated wind gusts on the other side of town are often greater than on the waterfront.
Elmer Graham, Jr., 22 St. Peters Place – asked for an explanation of R139-16 Authorizing the Final Payment Estimate and Closeout Change Order to the Contract for Luppatatong Avenue Area- CDBG Improvements – Phase II Project – S. Bros, Inc., which Administrator Gallo provided. Mr. Graham encouraged the Council to look at the entire borough and not just certain properties.
There being no further comments or questions, the Meeting was closed to the public at 7:34PM moved by Sheridan, carried by Goode with ayes by all present
APPROVAL OF RESOLUTIONSMotion to approve items on the Consent Agenda moved by Goode, carried by Sheridan
1b. Motion authorizing the Clerk to publish the Ordinance as introduced in the Asbury Park Press for a public hearing moved by Sheridan, carried by Goode with ayes by all present
COMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS
1. Social Affair Permit for Keyport Fire Department for an event to be held on August 8from 6:30-11:30PM (Chief has signed off) Motion to approve moved by Sheridan, carried by Goode with ayes by all present
2. Social Affair Permit for Keyport-Matawan Elks for an event to be held on May 21, 2016 from 2-8PM (Chief has signed off) Motion to approve and refer to Police Chief for traffic control moved by Chamberlain, carried by Sheridan with ayes by all present
3. Memo from Michael Lane regarding Preparation for Severe Storm – Post Sandy Motion to receive, file and forward to OEM, Police Chief, Fire Chief and DPW moved by Sheridan, carried by Chamberlain with ayes by all present
4. Monthly Memorandum from Millennium regarding Grant Applications Motion to receive and file moved by Sheridan, carried by Goode with ayes by all present
5. Letter from Monmouth County Division of Planning regarding the Monmouth County Freeholders’ approval in the amount of $144,091 for a Community Development Block Grant for Keyport Road Improvements Motion to receive and file moved by Goode, carried by Sheridan with ayes by all present
6. Letter from Sustainable Jersey regarding the Borough’s receipt of award of small grant funds in the amount of $10,000 funded by the PSEG Foundation Motion to receive and file moved by Sheridan, carried by Chamberlain with ayes by all present
7. Letter from NJDOT regarding resurfacing Maintenance Roadway Repair Rt 36 NB & SB from North of Stone Road/Ocean Avenue to Route 35 Motion to receive and file moved by Sheridan, carried by Chamberlain with ayes by all present
8. Application for Raffle License from Keyport Indians, Inc. for On-Premise 50/50 cash raffles to be held on various dates in 2016 Motion to approve moved by Sheridan, carried by Goode with ayes by all present
9. Application for Raffle License from Keyport-Matawan Elks Lodge #2030 for an OffPremise Merchandise Raffle to be held July 1, 2016 at 8PM Motion to approve moved by Sheridan, carried by Chamberlain with ayes by all present
Motion to approve moved by Sheridan, carried by Chamberlain with ayes by all present
11. Letter from Keyport St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee recognizing Police Chief Casaletto for six years of service and commitment to the committee and parade Motion to receive, file and thank the Chief moved by Sheridan, carried by Chamberlain with ayes by all present
12. Invitation to Keyport Fire Department’s 2016 Annual Inspection to be held at Firemen’s Parking Lot on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 6PM. Requesting the use of the southern half of Firemen’s Parking lot from 12:01AM-7PM or until end of inspection Motion to approve moved by Goode, carried by Chamberlain with ayes by all present
13. Email from Garden Club requesting permission to place plant sale banners at the mini park a week prior to May 7th plan sale Motion to approve moved by Chamberlain, carried by Sheridan with ayes by all present
REPORTS OF DEPARTMENTS
1. Municipal Clerk’s Report for March 2016
2. Tax/Water/Sewer Collector’s Report for March 2016
3. Keyport Municipal Court Report for March 2016
4. Building Department’s Monthly Report for March 2016 Motion to receive and file moved by Sheridan, carried by Cooper with ayes by all present
Councilman Chamberlain: Buildings/Grounds/Library:
Attended Library meeting Not being notified when phones are down Asking for items at Firemen’s Park:
- two or three signs not to feed the birds at Waterfront Park
- wants the Ordinance cited
- would like to see two specials on Front Street on Sundays – one on each end
Councilman Sheridan: Finance/Grants/Redevelopment:
Had a Finance/Redevelopment meeting Memorial Day Parade – May 29th Historical Society – moving forward with ADA compliance-bathrooms and ramps W. Front Street April 8th fire – response was great. Amazing to see everyone working together. He would like to see thank-you’s written to neighboring towns.
Councilman Howe: Public Works/Recycling/Property Maintenance:
Property Maintenance has been out and enforcing Public Works is busy getting the waterfront ready for summer Be careful at the mini-park as it still has structural damage
Thanked the Fire Chief, all departments and volunteers for an outstanding job at the fire
Councilman Cooper: Health/Recreation:
Movie Night is being reinstated this summer October 28th bon fire – plans are in the works Skate Jam and 5K race for 2016 Councilman Goode: Fire/First Aid/Emergency Services Concurs with all the statements regarding the Fire Department and volunteers 50 pieces of apparatus showed up 1540 man-hours fighting the fire Thanked surrounding towns and departments for helping Mayor Aumack – stated that for 18 minutes Keyport fought the fire before backup showed up.
1. Establishment of a Cabaret License and/or Entertainment Regulations Buildings and Grounds will look into this
2. Vacant/Abandoned Properties Initiative Phase II Administrator Gallo spoke about our vacant property registration. Eight of those homes that were vacant are now in productive use.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS45 Beers Street is due to come down April 26th ATTORNEY'S REPORT
Attorney Nee reported on the following:
Keyport Leisure Bay–waiving permit fees: Authority is there but Council would need to adopt an ordinance for disaster related improvements. Only municipal fees could be waived.
Mayor Aumack – stated we need to consult with the Construction Official before taking any action.
The Attorney will start working on it.
Administrator Gallo reported on the following:
Damage to the mini-park due to fire on April 8th Preliminary claim has been filed Motivated the insurance adjusters for property owners for debris removal Attended meeting regarding union negotiations Attended meeting with Fairview Insurance to discuss safety and coverage issues Attended meeting regarding Taxi Ordinance Met with School Superintendent regarding Board of Ed issues Met with Kivvit regarding proposed Anbaric/Poseidon project Met with Nancy Smalling on Harbor Commission and Historical Society issues Met with JPV regarding landscaping program Met with adjuster of Monmouth County JIF regarding property damage claim Met with a developer regarding Ye Cottage Inn Interviews for Public Works Repairer Meeting regarding Green Acres issues Interviews for mechanics Met with IT consultant regarding new server Meeting regarding vacant properties 2016 Road Improvement Projects Page 6 of 7 April 19, 2016 Keyport, NJ
PUBLIC COMMENT PORTIONThe Meeting is opened to the public for comments or questions at 8:33PM moved by Chamberlain, carried by Cooper with ayes by all present Collette Kennedy, 421 Atlantic Street – commended Fire and First Aid departments for help during the fire, as well as the auxiliary. She thanked those who collected gift cards for the fire victims. She received more gift cards today from Mater Dei. She would like to have an OEM office. She would like larger signage at the boat ramp. She would like trollies available to residents, not just from the train station. She would like the Fire Department inspections phone blasted to all residents. She asked about 4x4 posts she has seen by the waterfront. The Environmental Commission will be handing out seedlings at May 14th Community Day. April 30th is the next Beach Sweep.
Ed Carew, 64 Broadway – excited about PSE&G grant for the Green Team. Green Team is to work with the Council for a water conservation policy. He would like Councilmembers Chamberlain and Cooper to participate.
Councilman Cooper - suggested including the Borough’s progress in replacing water meters which has helped in conserving water.
Bob Ludwig – stated he thought Assistant Property Maintenance Officers were voted on in closed session but he was incorrect.