Regular Meeting Agenda January 4, 2017

Updated 1/4/2017
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Regular Meeting
January 4, 2017
7:30 PM


CALL TO ORDER, SALUTE TO THE FLAG, MOMENT OF SILENCE AND ROLL CALL

MINUTES

RESOLUTIONS - UNDER CONSENT AGENDA
Copies of the resolutions under consent agenda are available for perusal only on the table.  Anyone desiring a copy may contact the Clerk after the meeting.

2017-1    2017 Temporary Budget

2017-2    Appoint Council President

2017-3    Tax Collector empowered to allow a 33 day grace period from billing date on all utility bills and authorized to charge 8% per annum interest up to $1,500 and 18% per annum over $1,500 on all delinquent utility bills.

2017-4    Borough Council ratify the appointment of Dawn McDonald as Business Administrator for the Borough of Spotswood as appointed by Mayor Seely per contract.

2017-5    Borough Council authorize the Treasurer to make such investments of public funds of the Borough of Spotswood on hand and not needed temporarily in any insured Association or Federal Association, in such Principle Office or Branch Office up to the amount for which such accounts are insured.

2017-6    Borough Council to fix a penalty to be charged to a taxpayer with a delinquency in excess of $10,000, of all taxes, water/sewer and municipal charges, who fails to pay the delinquency prior to the end of the calendar year.  The penalty so fixed shall not exceed 6% of the amount of the delinquency.

2017-7     Tax Collector is empowered to allow 10 day grace period for payment of municipal taxes and assessments without imposition of any interest charges.  In the event the taxes and assessments are not paid on due dates and within the grace period and become delinquent, the Collector is authorized to charge 8% per annum interest up to $1,500 and 18% per annum over $1,500.

2017-8    Councilwoman Margaret Drozd is hereby appointed a member of the Housing and Community Development Committee for the year 2017.

2017-9    Mayor Seely is hereby authorized to sign any and all permits and applications with the State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

2017-10    Borough Council ratify the appointment of Aravind Aithal, Esq. as Municipal Prosecutor for the Borough of Spotswood as appointed by Mayor Seely. Effective January 1, 2017 thru December 31, 2017 with an annual compensation of $12,120.00.

2017-11    Borough Council ratify the appointment of Frederick D. Roselli as Municipal Public Defender for the Borough of Spotswood as appointed by Mayor Seely.  Effective January 1, 2017 thru December 31, 2017 with an annual compensation  of $2,400.00.

2017-12    Borough Council give advice and consent to enable David Samuel to serve as Borough Engineer at the terms of compensation set forth in a contract and that the Mayor be authorized to execute said contract with David Samuel of CME Associates Inc.

2017-13    Mayor and Borough Council ratify the appointment of Patrick Deignan, Jr. as Borough Attorney and authorize the appropriate officials to execute a contract with Mr. Diegnan.

2017-14    There exists a need for an alternate Public Defender to defend cases, qualified for a Public Defender, before the Borough of Spotswood Municipal Court due to conflict of interest with the Borough's Public Defender for a fee not to exceed $500.00

2017-15    Borough Council authorize an award of a Fair and Open Contract with Gerard Stankiewicz, CPA, RMA of Samuel Klein and Company for the purpose of municipal auditing services and the appropriate officials execute a contract with Gerard Stankiewicz for a period of one year commencing January 1, 2017 thru December 31, 2017.

2017-16    Borough of Spotswood has a need to acquire the services of attorney for services rendered in connection with the issuance of bonds.  A proposal for Bond Council was received from GluckWalrath LLP and advice and consent of the Borough Council is hereby given and authorize the appropriate officials to execute the appropriate contract.

2017-17    Borough Council give advice and consent as to enable Alan DeLieto and J.C. Wherle, Jr. to serve as Deputy Emergency Management Coordinators as appointed by Mayor Seely for a one year period commencing January 1, 2017 thru December 31, 2017.

2017-18    Borough Council authorized the Chief Financial Officer to pay certain vouchers when required.

2017-19    Borough Council authorized the Tax Collector to set and hold an annual tax sale.

2017-20    Mayor and Council authorize the Borough Administrator to enter into a contract with Dominick S. Cinelli of Brown & Brown Metro, Inc. For the services of Risk Management.

2017-21     Dawn McDonald be designated as the Borough of Spotswood's Public Agency Compliance Officer for the year 2017.

2017-22    Borough Council designate the Home News Tribune, a daily publication circulated in the Municipality and the Sentinel, a weekly publication be designated as the Official Newspapers for the Borough of Spotswood.

2017-23    Council may participate in a Council meeting and cast a vote for or against an Ordinance or Resolution on the Council agenda by telephonic conference call in order to complete required actions.

2017-24    Borough Council give advice and consent to enable Edward Herman to serve as the Municipal Judge of the Municipal Court of the Borough of Spotswood for a three year term expiring on December 31, 2019.

2017-25    Borough Council give advice and consent to enable Apruzzese, McDermott, Mastro & Murphy, Arthur R. Thibault, Jr. Esq. to serve as Labor Counsel for the Borough of Spotswood for a term of one year January 1, 2017 thru December 31, 2017.

2017-26    Borough Council authorized CME to apply for Transportation Trust Fund FY 2017 Local Aid Programs application for the project known as Madie Avenue - Section III at a cost not to exceed $1,000.00.

2017-27    Payment of Bills.

2017-28    Appoint alternate Commissioner to the Middlesex County Municipal Joint Insurance Fund to represent the best interest of the Borough of Spotswood.

COMMENTS
Any and all reports from Liaisons and Department Heads

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

CLOSED SESSION - shared services and personnel

ADJOURN - ANY AND ALL BUSINESS THAT COMES BEFORE COUNCIL

NEXT COUNCIL MEETING -   MONDAY- JANUARY 23, 2017 START TIME IS 7:30 PM  



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