Welcome to Spotswood
New Jersey
Regular Meeting
January 6, 2014
7:30 PM

CALL TO ORDER, SALUTE TO THE FLAG, SILENT PRAYER AND ROLL CALL
   
ORDINANCE - 2ND READING - PUBLIC HEARING

ORDINANCE 008-2013
REVISED MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF SPOTSWOOD: CHAPTER 120: LAND USE AND DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE. 
Proposed changes include addition of a new Main Street, Rehabilitation Zone, increases in permitted building coverage in residential zones and revisions to the parking, landscaping and lighting ordinances.  Changes are proposed to residential pool, fence, deck and driveway requirements.  A Tree Removal and Replacement Ordinance is proposed.  The Residential-Office District is proposed to be eliminated.  Shipping containers, billboards, heavy industrial uses and sexual-oriented business will be prohibited throughout the Borough.  Revisions are also proposed for the Official Zoning Map to create a Main Street Rehabilitation Zone and realignment of Neighborhood Commercial Zone District boundaries.
    
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.

2014-1    2014 Temporary Budget.

2014-2    Resolution appointing Council President

2014-3    Tax Collector empowered to allow a 33 day grace period from billing date on all utility bills.

2014-4    Municipality designate two publications to be the "Official Newspapers" for the Borough - Home News Tribune and Sentinel.

2014-5    Borough Treasurer to make investments of public funds of the Borough of Spotswood.

2014-6    Tax Collector authorized to assess an additional 6% penalty to any taxpayer with a delinquency of all taxes, water/sewer and municipal charges due in excess of $10,000.

2014-7    Tax Collector empowered to allow 10 day grace period for payment of municipal taxes and assessments.

2014-8    Borough Council appoint Margaret Drozd a member of the HCD committee for 2014.

2014-9    Mayor Poliseno authorized to sign any and all permits and applications with the NJDEP.

2014-10    Borough Council ratify the  appointment of Erin A. Shamy as Municipal Prosecutor for the year of 2014 for a compensation of $12,120 yearly.

2014-11    Borough Council ratify the appointment of Frederick D. Roselli of the firm of Roselli  and Roselli  for Public Defender for the year of 2014 for a compensation of $2,400 yearly.

2014-12    Appoint David Lonski, Esq., attorney to handle commercial tax appeals within the Borough for the year 2014 for a fee not to exceed $5,000.00.

2014-13    Borough Council authorize the Mayor to execute all instruments regarding the instituting of a Risk Management-Property Casualty Service within the Middlesex County Municipal Joint Insurance Policy for the year of 2014.

2014-14     Reappoint a conflict Public Defender, Peter J. Hendricks, Esq. for  year 2014 for a fee not to exceed $500.00.

2014-15    Authorizing the award of a Fair and Open Contract with  advise and consent for Municipal Auditor, Gerard Stankiewicz of Samuel Klein & Co. for the year 2014.

2014-16    Authorizing the award and advise and consent for Bond Counsel,  John Hudak, Esq. for the year 2014.

2014-17    Appoint Patrolman Kevin Palmer as Emergency Management Coordinator for the unexpired term ending September 9, 2014.

2014-18     Authorizing the Temporary Chief Financial Officer to pay certain vouchers when required during 2014.

2014-19    Appoint Chief Michael Zarro as custodian of Spotswood Police Petty Cash  Fund.

2014-20    Payment of bills

2014-21     Tax Search Officer

2014-22     Utility Credit

COMMENTS

Any and all reports from Liaisons and Department Heads

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC             

ADJOURN   -    ANY AND ALL BUSINESS THAT COMES BEFORE COUNCIL

Agenda - January 6, 2014