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					                             BOROUGH of GARWOOD

                               Regular MINUTES of the
                                COUNCIL MEETING
                                        September 13, 2011

The Regular Meeting of the Mayor and Council was held in Council Chambers and called
to order at 8:33 p.m. by Mayor Quattrocchi. She asked all present to participate in a
moment of silence, followed by a salute to the flag.

Adequate notice of this meeting was provided to the Cranford Chronicle and the Star
Ledger advertised on January 7, 2011, and the and prominently posted on the municipal
public bulletin board and filed in the office of the municipal clerk informing the Public of
the time and place according to the Provisions of the Open Public Meeting Law (Chapter
231, P.L. 1975).


ROLL CALL:
Municipal Clerk Christina Ariemma administered Roll Call. The Members Present were:
Mayor Quattrocchi
Council President Hak                                  Councilman Petruzzelli
Councilman DeFilippo                                   Councilman Sluka
Councilman Mathieu                                     Councilwoman Todisco

Also Present: Borough Administrator/Clerk Christina Ariemma and Borough Attorney
Joseph J. Triarsi.


MINUTES:

Regular Meeting of the Mayor and Council held on August 9, 2011
Workshop Session of the Mayor and Council held on August 9, 2011

The foregoing minutes were approved as submitted by motion of Councilman DeFilippo,
seconded by Councilman Petruzzelli. All Ayes.


COMMUNICATIONS:
   1)     NEW JERSEY STATE LEAGUE OF MUNICIPALITIES –
          a. Mayor’s Fax Advisory –
                   i. 08/08/11, RE: DEP Developments: Recycling Grants Awarded, Southern Pine Beetle
                      Suppression Efforts Continue
                  ii. 08/08/11, RE: Guide to medical leave laws
                 iii. 08/09/11, RE: S & P Downgrade
                 iv. 08/18/11, RE: Federal Transportation Funding Debates to Intensify Next Month
                  v. 08/19/11, RE: Pensions and Health Benefits Reform Training
                 vi. 08/25/11, RE: Pensions and Benefits Information
                vii. 08/25/11, RE: League Compliance with Open Public Records Act
               viii. 08/25/11, RE: Bills Signed Into Law
                 ix. 08/25/11, RE: New Content on DLGS Web Site
                  x. 08/26/11, RE: Governor Declares State of Emergency in Anticipation of Hurricane Irene
                 xi. 08/26/11, RE: Federal Transportation Funding Information, Grants Application Webinar,
                      Update on Congressional Debate on Future of Federal Transportation Programs
                xii. 08/26/11, RE: Two Issues, Additional Hurricane Details: Procedure to Follow if Storm
                      Forces Delay in Public Bid Opening, New Bills Advanced at Senate Session on August
                      25, 2011
               xiii. 08/26/11, RE: Hurricane Irene Preparedness Update
                xiv. 08/31/11, RE: Hurricane Irene Business Recovery Assistance
                 xv. 08/31/11, RE: Urgent Need for Blood Platelets
                xvi. 08/31/11. RE: Hurricane Irene, Regarding Building and Electrical Inspections
               xvii. 09/06/11, RE: Hurricane Irene Updates
              xviii. 09/06/11, RE: State Health Department Open Call Center for Public Health Concerns in
                      Aftermath of Hurricane Irene, Flooding and Power Outages



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                     xix. 09/06/11, RE: Lessons Learned From Hurricane Irene-Next Steps Moving Forward
                      xx. 09/06/11, RE: League of Municipalities President Issues Statement on Hurricane Irene
                           Cleanup.
             b. Membership Advisory -
                        i. 08/22/11, RE: Management Survey Follow-Up
             c. Various –
                        i. 08/11/11, RE: Management Survey
             RECEIVED AND FILED
    2)       COMCAST –
             a. 08/18/11, RE: New Bundles, Comcast Channels Deletions and Service Name Changes
             RECEIVED AND FILED
    3)       COUNTY OF UNION – 08/22/11, RE: Invitation for POW/MIA Remembrance Day
             RECEIVED AND FILED
    4)       ANGELO ALIMONTI and JOHN CONLIN – 09/06/11, RE: Letter expressing his appreciation and
             gratitude for everyone involved planning and running the Senior Picnic.
             RECEIVED AND FILED



ORDINANCES:

ADOPTION:

Public Hearing on Ordinance 11-13 and 11-14, as advertised in the Cranford Chronicle on
August 12, 2011.

Mayor Quattrocchi requested the Municipal Clerk to read Ordinance 11-13 by title only:
                                               ORDINANCE NO. 11-13
          AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ARTICLE II (ACCUMULATION AND DISPOSAL OF
          GARBAGE AND OFFAL IN CHAPTER 99 (HEALTH AND SANITATION) OF THE
          CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF GARWOOD SETTING FORTH THE FEE TO
          PARTICIPATE IN THE BOROUGH OF GARWOOD RESIDENTIAL BULK WASTE
          PROGRAM FOR DISPOSAL OF BULK TYPE WASTE.
          BE IT ORDAINED by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Garwood, that Section §99-12, entitled
          Bulk Waste, is hereby amended and supplemented as follows:
SECTION 1. There is hereby created a procedure inclusive of rules, processes and fees for the collection of bulk
was as defined in §99-12.1A to include the following:
C. Residential Bulk Waste Program.
          The fee for participation in the Residential Bulk Waste Program is established at $55.00 per permit for the
          disposal of 750 lbs of “Bulk Waste”. Bulk Waste means household items other than household garbage,
          such as furniture, furnishings and household equipment permitted by law to be disposed of and in
          accordance with the regulations contained in Chapter 99 of the code of the Borough of Garwood.
          Subsequent annual fees shall be established by resolution of Council.
SECTION 2.          All ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed to the extent of
such inconsistency.
SECTION 3.          If any portion of this ordinance shall be determined to be invalid, such determination shall not
affect the validity of the remaining portions of said ordinance.
SECTION 4. This ordinance shall take effect upon adoption and after publication in accordance with law.


List correspondence concerning Ordinance No. 11-13. NONE

The Mayor then asked if any one present wished to be heard concerning Ordinance 11-13.

Bruce Paterson, 325 Willow Avenue said he received a booklet recently on how to
recycle. He asked if Bulk is about wet stuff. Mayor Quattrocchi responded and
explained.

Bill Nierstedt, 320 Hickory Avenue read the following statement:
There is a place in Kenilworth called Furniture Assist that takes furniture, tables, chairs, small
working appliances, beds, kitchen utensils, pictures, knick-knacks, lamps, yard tools, toys,
clothing, and books among other things for reuse by those in need. The American Red Cross in
Westfield takes medical items such as walkers, and crutches. There are clothing bins at the
Home Depot. The Lupus and Leukemia Society will take pictures, lamps, knock-knacks, tools,
clothing, pots and pans and many other items. Foam Pak in Springfield recycles Styrofoam. The
Fanwood Recycling Center accepts car batteries, compact discs, and DVDs in addition to the
standard recycling materials. You can take hazardous materials to the Union County Hazardous


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Waste collection Days. You can recycle your computers, televisions, phones, and anything
electronic at the Union County Electronic Recycling collection days. Home Depot accepts
fluorescent bulbs. The Garwood and Cranford library collects books for reuse. The Rotary Club
in Westfield collects bicycles for Pedals for Progress for reuse in foreign countries. Home Depot
and Radio Shack accept rechargeable and lithium batteries. Washers and Dryers can be placed at
the curb for pick-up here in town. UPS accepts packaging for reuse. Clothes hangers can be
brought to dry cleaners. You can bring plastic bags to Shop Rite, Pathmark or Kings. The
Garwood Lions Club accepts glasses and hearing aids right here on Center Street. Metal can be
brought to scrap dealers in Plainfield or Newark for cash! The Cranford recycling center accepts
plastics with numbers 5, 6, and 7 on them. Garwood residents are supposed to recycle cans,
glass, aluminum, # 1 and 2 plastic bottles, milk and OJ containers, newspapers, corrugated
cardboard and magazines. Wood can be burned in a fireplace.
        When you get down to it, the vast majority of items that would be put in any bulk waste
pick-up here in town can probably be recycled or reused. Everything else is just junk. Junk that
people have bought and now are asking their fellow residents to spend their tax dollars to help
them take away. I am sorry I simply do not agree with that. You may state that this bulk pick-up
is not costing the taxpayers anything, but I am sorry- that is simply a lie. We are still paying for
the salaries of the DPW workers who will be picking up the bulk during their regular hours.
They could be doing more constructive things with their time. We taxpayers will also be paying
for medical costs that may occur due to strained backs and pulled muscles of overworked DPW
workers. We will also be paying for the wear and tear on the borough garbage trucks that were
not made for bulk material. Please do not insult my intelligence by trying to tell me that those
costs are included in the fees that residents participating in this program will pay.
        I recognize that bulk pick-up is a hot political potato. The Republicans ran on a ticket of
bringing bulk pick-up back. Why Republicans would support bringing back a government
program that could be totally run by the private sector is beyond me. It seems counter-intuitive to
basic Republican small government credo. The Democrats are afraid to oppose it because they
don’t want to cross voters who have urged the council to bring it back. I have a new thought for
you. Develop a backbone and tell those residents who want taxpayers to pay for bulk pick-up- to
pay to get rid of their own junk. It is simply not government’s job to get rid of their bulk
material. I will advise voters this November how this governing body voted to reduce funds for
recreation for their children, for the police, fire and public works divisions, how you have not
advanced the athletic field complex because you are pinching pennies out of a much needed
borough complex, and you put the borough in harm’s way by reducing our surplus below
accepted standards.      But you found taxpayer money to throw away select resident’s bulk
garbage!
        If you approve this bulk pick-up, I urge you to look at what gets thrown out and take note
of how much of it could have been recycled and reused without a penny of taxpayer’s dollars..
And see the pile of taxpayer dollars sitting next to it that you have thrown out with it. I guess
that bulk pick-up will be this Council’s monument to itself. Is this really how you want to be
remembered?
Motion to close Public Hearing on Ordinance 11-13 was made by Councilman DeFilippo,
and seconded by Council President Hak. All Ayes.

Councilman Mathieu responded to Mr. Nierstedt and thought his statement was fabulous.
Councilman Mathieu mentioned that sine the UCUA amendment is in question and the
savings that we were to realize is in question, he stated he has concerns about the $55.00
fee being charged.

Councilwoman Todisco stated she doesn’t think it was done well and should have been
bid.

Councilman Sluka stated things were free that cost a whole lot more. He said this will not
be a financial burden. He provided more information on how and why we arrived here.
He provided good and thorough information.

Councilman Petruzzelli said he supports providing this however, doesn’t support our
DPW to pick it up.



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Councilman Mathieu stated he will be delivering a fairly depressing finance report to
consider after the vote.

A motion to adopt Ordinance 11-13 was made by Councilman Sluka, seconded by
Councilman DeFilippo, whereupon Mayor Quattrocchi directed Roll Call, Council
President Hak-Aye, Councilman DeFilippo-Aye, Councilman Mathieu-Nay, Councilman
Petruzzelli-Aye, Councilman Sluka-Aye, Councilwoman Todisco-Aye. 5-Ayes, 1-Nay,
Ordinance 11-13 was adopted.


Mayor Quattrocchi requested the Municipal Clerk to read Ordinance 11-14 by title only:
                                ORDINANCE NO. 11-14
    AN ORDINANCE TO ESTABLISH RESTRICTED HANDICAPPED PARKING AT 204 FOURTH
    AVENUE IN THE BOROUGH OF GARWOOD, COUNTY OF UNION, STATE OF NEW JERSEY
          WHEREAS, Denise Pelosi the owner of 204 Fourth Avenue in the Borough of Garwood, County of Union
and State of New Jersey has requested the establishment of a handicapped parking space in front of her home at 204
Fourth Avenue in the Borough of Garwood, County of Union and State of New Jersey; and
          WHEREAS, the Chief of Police of the Borough of Garwood has caused an investigation to be undertaken
by his department in order to determine whether or not the said homeowner is qualified for the designation of a
residential handicapped parking space in front of her home at 204 Fourth Avenue in the Borough of Garwood; and
          WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council are in possession of a report from the Chief of Police in the Borough
of Garwood confirming the qualification of the owner, Denise Pelosi, for a residential handicapped parking space in
front of her residence at 204 Fourth Avenue in the Borough of Garwood.
          NOW THEREFORE, be it ordained in accord with the provisions of Section 21-8.4 of the Garwood Code
as follows:
SECTION 1:             There is hereby created one residential handicapped parking space fronting 204 Fourth
                       Avenue in the Borough of Garwood, County of Union and State of New Jersey. The said
                       handicapped parking space shall start 25 feet from the intersection of Fourth Avenue and Oak
                       Street and extend 20 feet to the West.
SECTION 2:             The Borough shall attend to the proper designation and signing of the residential handicapped
                       parking space upon its creation.
SECTION 3:             Inconsistent Ordinance:
                       All Ordinances inconsistent with the provisions of this Ordinance are expressly repealed to the
                       extent of such inconsistencies.
SECTION 4:             Adoption:
                       This Ordinance shall take effect upon final adoption and publication according to law.


List correspondence concerning Ordinance No. 11-14. NONE

The Mayor then asked if any one present wished to be heard concerning Ordinance 11-14.
NO RESONSE.

Motion to close Public Hearing on Ordinance 11-14 was made by Councilman Sluka, and
seconded by Councilman DeFilippo. All Ayes.

A motion to adopt Ordinance 11-14 was made by Councilman Sluka, seconded by
Council President Hak, whereupon Mayor Quattrocchi directed Roll Call, Council
President Hak-Aye, Councilman DeFilippo-Aye, Councilman Mathieu-Aye, Councilman
Petruzzelli-Aye, Councilman Sluka-Aye, Councilwoman Todisco-Aye.      All Ayes,
Ordinance 11-14 was adopted.


COMMITTEE REPORTS

POLICE: Council President Hak, Chr. NO REPORT

PUBLIC HEALTH: Councilwoman Todisco NO REPORT

STREETS AND ROADS/ECOLOGY: Council President Hak , Chr.
Sewers: Several reported sewer backups have been received since last report due to last month’s
storm. Preventative sewer treatments for the month will be performed this week. Road
Maintenance: Asphalt repairs and patching are ongoing. Miscellaneous: Vegetative storm debris


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is being collected curbside on Wednesdays with regular yard waste. Yearly catch basin cleaning
in section 5 has been completed.
COMMENTS:
Councilman Mathieu stated that he thinks it’s fabulous the sweeper is going to Cranford.
Mayor Quattrocchi announced there is an e-mail chain with our neighboring Mayor’s to address
concerns and needs in each other towns.
Report received and spread across the minutes by motion of Councilman Sluka,
seconded by Councilwoman Todisco.

FIRE: Councilman Petruzzelli, Chr.
The Fire Committee hereby approves the membership applications for Nicholas Boyer,
201 Edgar Avenue, Cranford, NJ 07016, and Thomas Zub, 925 Raritan Road, Clark, NJ
07066. There were a total of 53 incidents. 43 were from Hurricane Irene.
Report received and spread across the minutes, recommendation contained therein be
adopted by motion of Councilman Sluka, seconded by Councilman DeFilippo.

FINANCE: Councilman Mathieu, Chr.
The Finance Committee had its meeting on September 7th at 7:00 pm in Council
Chambers. Chairman Mathieu and Councilwoman Todisco were in attendance.
1. Our 2011 tax collection delinquencies are higher then normal. As of 8/24/11, there are
100 properties that are delinquent thru the 3rd quarter of 2011 for a total of $422,000.
Last year around August 24, 2010 our delinquencies were $308,000, so this $422K figure
represents a 37% increase in delinquencies. This shortfall is a cash flow problem for two
reasons: A. We cannot hold another tax sale until 2012, as we had our final sales for this
year this past July (which netted approximately 34K for the borough). B. Because we still
have to remit tax money to the school and the County whether we collect it or not, our
cash flow problem is further exacerbated. On 8/16, our tax collector sent out some
delinquency notices, so hopefully some payments will come in soon.
2. Our tax collections for the month of August were completely flat as against August of
last year. This situation is particularly disappointing as August is a heavy month for taxes
where we have collected approximately $3M.
3. We have requested the CFO and the other staff at Borough Hall look for ways to
ameliorate this situation through, among other things, looking for projects we had
intended to pay with cash and consider bonding for them. We are somewhat limited in
this regard as NJ State law governs the particular items for which we may bond.
Obviously, no one wants to take on un-necessary debt, but we do wish to provide the
Mayor and Council with off-the-shelf options should our financial situation continue to
deteriorate.
4. I had looked into the deferred pension obligations we have from 2009 and we wanted
to see if we would be able to bond for this amount at a lower rate then we currently have.
Unfortunately I was informed by our CFO that we are not permitted to bond for this
obligation by law. She also informed me that our first payment on this obligation will be
about $25K and will be due in Spring of 2012. The original amount of this obligation
was $187K.
5. The committee also wanted to draw your attention to the YTD Budget Revenue and
Appropriations Report – 2011, dated 9/6/11 and included in last week’s Council mail. It
is a snapshot of where we stand against our budget through August. We will be
requesting more detailed information of where we are on specific budget items and we
encourage the various committees to ask for such information from their respective
departments to give us a more granular view of exactly where things stand financially.
COMMENT: Councilman Sluka made comments regarding delinquent taxes. Brief
discussion took place.
Report received and spread across the minutes by motion of Councilman Sluka,
seconded by Council President Hak

BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS: Councilman DeFilippo, Chr.


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On August 27 and 28th Hurricane Irene hit the east coast causing widespread flooding, power
outages and other related damages to the borough and our neighbors.
The municipal building, pump station at the underpass and many traffic lights were without
power for a week along with many businesses along North and South Avenues. Some
remained closed the entire week. On Monday and Tuesday, Mayor Quattrocchi toured much
of the area and provided the businesses with information to assist them in the loss. Notices
were put on the borough website and public bulletin board to help assist the public.
The generator at Borough Hall only powers the Police Department therefore a generator was
required immediately at the municipal building so the office could open. It was installed and
the office was open by noon on Monday. Power has been fully restored and the generator
has been removed. Three large trees were uprooted pulling down power lines and ripping up
sidewalks. A tree service company was called in at a cost of $3,200. Residents that had
flooded basements have had their damaged property removed on a case by case basis. The
cost for disposal is still being determined but appears to be in excess of $1,000. One police
car was severely damaged by flooding and requires a new engine which is being replaced.
Also the police laptop computer was flooded and must be replaced at a cost of $6,000. The
department heads are in the process of compiling reports including the financial impact and
recommendations for areas that they have found deficiencies.                  Included in the
recommendation is a generator for the pump station. The underpass flooded because of the
power failure and not a break down in the pump itself. Manual pumps were used but took
very long to pump out the underpass and it remained closed regardless because of the failed
traffic light. The Administrator has directed the staff to obtain quotes for a permanent
generator at this location which will be presented to Mayor and Council for consideration.
The Administrator, Captain and Superintendent of Public Works are attending a meeting
tomorrow with FEMA representatives to receive instruction on how to proceed for
reimbursement. The Administrator has contacted our insurance company and opened a claim
that will be ongoing until all repairs are completed and submitted. She has been advised that
most of the damage is covered however there are deductibles involved. The storm damage
estimate is in excess of $75,000 for equipment and man power. It does appear at this point
that most of the cost will be reimbursed from either FEMA and/or our insurance policy.
The storm had tremendous impact in our area and we are thankful that we had no flooding in
our buildings or major damage to property and residents. Our hearts go to our neighbor
Cranford as the town has been severally devastated. We are aiding them in a limited capacity
as are other neighboring towns. Also, Washington School is being utilized by the Cranford
Board of Education as relocation site for their students.
Lastly on behalf of the Mayor and Council, I need to commend and thank the department
heads and staff particularly the volunteers for their dedication and professionalism during this
crisis.
COMMENT: Councilman Petruzzelli asked about Homeland Security reimbursements. Ms.
Ariemma had no knowledge of this. Councilman Petruzzelli said he would find out.
Report received and spread across the minutes by motion of Councilman Sluka,
seconded by Council President Hak.

LAWS AND LICENSES: Councilman Sluka, Chr. NO REPORT

RECREATION: Councilwoman Todisco, Chr.
Last month, the Recreation Commission held the annual Senior Dinner at the Knights of
Columbus. It was a very successful event with about 80 seniors in attendance. I personally heard
many compliments on the event from seniors, including that it was the “best ever.” Mr. Conlin
and Mr. Alimonti also wrote a letter complimenting us on the dinner, which we received in our
council mail. In addition to dinner, seniors played bingo and won donated baskets. I would like to
thank the members of the Recreation Commission for their donation of those baskets. Also, it
was great to see the kids’ dance presentations and the seniors seemed to really enjoy joining in
with them on the dance floor. I would like to thank all the Recreation members and other
volunteers for their help with this event. On behalf of the Recreation Commission officers, I need
to mention the appointment to the Recreation Commission on our agenda tonight. This was not
on Friday’s agenda. Although I know the Mayor has every right to appoint whomever, I would
like to mention that the Recreation Chair and Treasurer were unaware of this appointment. Also,
in one of my previous reports I mentioned that three people were interested in joining to replace


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the vacancies left by myself and another member that moved. In fact, two interested people have
already attended one of our meetings. I just wanted to bring this to the Council’s attention.
Report received and spread across the minutes by motion of Councilman Sluka,
seconded by Councilman DeFilippo.

COMMITTEE ON AGING: Councilman DeFilippo
The Union County Department of Human Services Division on Aging is having a public
meeting on Sunday, September 19th at 9:45 a.m. It involves the area plan contract and they
invited the public and seniors. Anyone can come and voice their opinion, comments or
needs or concerns. This is at the Union Township Senior Center, in Union.
COMMENT: Mayor Quattrocchi said the flyer was received and will have Ms. Ariemma
copy for posting.
Report received and spread across the minutes by motion of Councilman Sluka,
seconded by Councilwoman Todisco.

LIBRARY, MAYOR’S REPRESENTATIVE: Council President Hak NO REPORT

SCHOOL BOARD LIAISON: Councilman Sluka
School started September 8th and back to school night is September 15th. The Board of
Education meeting is scheduled for September 30th. Cranford students are using
Washington School. All expended are being paid by Cranford Board of Education.
COMMENT: Councilman Mathieu asked about flood damage to Washington School.
Councilman Sluka and Councilwoman Todisco responded.
Report received and spread across the minutes by motion of Councilman DeFilippo,
seconded by Councilman Petruzzelli.

TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE:
Councilman Mathieu NO REPORT

CELEBRATION OF PUBLIC EVENTS AND HOLIDAYS LIAISON:
Councilwoman Todisco
This past Sunday, we had our 10th Anniversary of September 11th Memorial at Borough Hall at
6pm. It was a very successful event with about 125 people in attendance. On behalf of the
committee, I would like to thank those that participated from the Police Department, Fire
Department, First Aid Squad, and Ladies Auxiliary of the Fire Department as well as the
residents. I would also like to thank Donald Boose Jr. for his singing, the Mayor for her lovely
speech, Reverend Ken Hess of St. Paul’s Church for his words, Torrie Petruzzelli for her poem
reading, Laurie Villaraut for her singing, former Fire Chief during 9/11 Tom Spera, and all the
members of the Celebrations Committee.
COMMENT: Councilman Mathieu gave a shout out to L. Villaraut for singing the Star
Spangled Banner.
Report received and spread across the minutes by motion of Councilman Sluka,
seconded by Council President Hak.

UNION COUNTY AIR TRAFFIC NOISE ADVISORY BOARD REPRESENTATIVE:
Councilwoman Todisco NO REPORT

ATHLETIC FIELD COMPLEX PROJECT COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVE:
Councilman Petruzzelli
We are still waiting for bids from the professionals. September 26th asbestos removal will
begin at the Little League and end on October 28th.
Report received and spread across the minutes by motion of Councilman Sluka, seconded
by Councilman DeFilippo.

SHARED SERVICES INVESTIGATIVE COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVE:
Councilman Mathieu NO REPORT



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OFFICER’S REPORTS:
Police Chief Bruce Underhill: monthly reports for the month of July 2011
Municipal Tax Collector Aggie Kurzweil: monthly report for August 2011
CFO/Treasurer Sandy Bruns: YTD Budget Revenue and Appropriations Report 2011
Municipal Court Administrator Martha Marino: monthly reports for July and August 2011
Date of Report: August 09, 2011
Listed below are the monies collected during the month of: JULY 2011
Traffic                                                      $ 13,463.00
Criminal                                                     $  1,734.00
TOTAL:                                                       $ 15,197.00
Listed below are the monies disbursed during the month of: JULY 2011
Borough of Garwood                                           $   6,835.87
Borough of Garwood (Public Defender)                         $     312.50
Borough of Garwood (POAA)                                    $      16.00
Union County Treasurer                                       $   3,368.50
Union County Treasurer (Lab Fees)                            $       50.00
Treasurer State of New Jersey (ATS)                          $      565.50
Treasurer State of New Jersey (DMV)                          $    2,633.85
Treasurer State of New Jersey (DEDR)                         $      377.00
Treasurer State of New Jersey (VCCB)                         $      300.00
Treasurer State of New Jersey (SNSF)                         $      279.50
Treasurer State of New Jersey (Conditional Discharge)        $       75.00
Treasurer State of New Jersey (State Lab Fees)               $        N/A
Treasurer State of New Jersey (Web Fees)                     $       90.00
Restitution                                                  $       37.28
TOTAL:                                                       $ 14,941.00
Date of Report: September 06, 2011
Listed below are the monies collected during the month of: AUGUST 2011
Traffic                                                      $ 11,996.00
Criminal                                                     $    700.00
TOTAL:                                                       $ 12,697.00
Listed below are the monies disbursed during the month of: AUGUST 2011
Borough of Garwood                                           $   6,197.87
Borough of Garwood (Public Defender)                         $     282.00
Borough of Garwood (POAA)                                    $        4.00
Union County Treasurer                                       $   2,745.00
Union County Treasurer (Lab Fees)                            $       N/A
Treasurer State of New Jersey (ATS)                          $      629.50
Treasurer State of New Jersey (DMV)                          $    2,075.13
Treasurer State of New Jersey (DEDR)                         $      190.00
Treasurer State of New Jersey (VCCB)                         $       50.00
Treasurer State of New Jersey (SNSF)                         $      205.50
Treasurer State of New Jersey (Conditional Discharge)        $       N/A
Treasurer State of New Jersey (State Lab Fees)               $       N/A
Treasurer State of New Jersey (Web Fees)                     $      118.00
TOTAL:                                                       $ 12,497.00
Respectfully submitted by: Martha Marino/ Court Administrator


The foregoing reports were adopted as submitted by motion of Councilman Sluka,
seconded by Councilman DeFilippo. All Ayes.


HEARING OF CITIZENS WHO WISH TO ADDRESS THE MAYOR AND
COUNCIL:

Scott Kessler, 436 Spruce Avenue inquired if the AFC project will be done in time for the
2012 Baseball Season. Brief discussion followed and Councilman Sluka and Ms.
Ariemma responded and advised that it will more than likely not be done.

Mayor Quattrocchi asked the county about maintenance involved in maintaining a field.




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Bruce Paterson, 325 Willow Avenue commented on Councilman Mathieu’s report and
asked how many basements were pumped out during Hurricane Irene. He also
commented on the UCUA amendment.

John Conlin, 355 Hemlock Avenue a suggestion was made for more credence in
accepting committee reports.

Dennis McCarthy, 632 Myrtle Avenue asked about FEMA funding and the possibility of
Garwood not being considered. Mayor Quattrocchi responded that as of now Union
County has been declared a disaster and is entitled to FEMA funding.


UNFINISHED BUSINESS

                                         CONSENT AGENDA
                                        (Adoption upon Roll Call)
                                             RESOLUTION NO. 11-248
BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Garwood, County of Union, State of New Jersey
hereby authorize the Mayor and Municipal Clerk to sign the contract with County of Union, Community
Development Block Grant, Year 37, September 1, 2011 to August 31, 2012.
                  FOR THE FOLLOWING:
                  Senior Citizen Transportation Program                           $3,500.00
                  Senior Citizen Program                                          $17,069.00
                  Senior Citizen Handyman Program                                 $5,000.00
                                             RESOLUTION NO. 11-249
BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Garwood County of Union, State of New Jersey,
hereby authorize the Mayor and Municipal Clerk to sign the Indemnification Agreement with the County of Union
for use of the Conservation Center for leaf disposal.
                                             RESOLUTION NO. 11-250
BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Garwood, County of Union, State of New Jersey,
hereby appoints Leonard DiStefano as Zoning Code Enforcement Officer, effective September 13, 2011, at a salary
of $6,000.00
                                             RESOLUTION NO. 11-251
BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Garwood, County of Union, State of New Jersey
hereby authorize Borough Engineer Donald Guarriello to prepare specifications and for Municipal Clerk Christina
M. Ariemma to advertise for the 2011 D.O.T. Road Project.
$6,000.00
                                             RESOLUTION NO. 11-252
BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Garwood, County of Union, State of New Jersey
hereby authorize Borough Engineer Donald Guarriello to certify and sign 1000 Ft. and 500 Ft. Drug Free Map Zones
in the Borough of Garwood prepared by Matt Mathan, Chief of the Bureau if GIS in Union County.
                                             RESOLUTION NO. 11-253
BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Garwood, County of Union, State of New Jersey
hereby authorize the Mayor and Municipal Clerk to sign the Mutual Aid Agreement for Debris Removal Services
between the County of Union and the Borough of Garwood.
                                             RESOLUTION NO. 11-254
WHEREAS, Local Finance Notice 2011-18R requires municipalities to complete and submit a “Best Practice
Inventory Questionnaire” to determine the final 5% allocation of State Aid entitlement; and
WHEREAS, in accordance with LFN 2011-18R the completed form must be an agenda item for discussion at a
public meeting of the Mayor and Council. The Municipal Clerk is required to file a certification confirming that the
Inventory was discussed publicly.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Garwood, County of Union,
State of New Jersey hereby acknowledge receipt of the Best Practices Worksheet CY 2011; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOVED, that the Municipal Clerk be and is hereby authorized to sign and submit the CY
2011 Best Practice Inventory Program Public Meeting Certification Form.
                                             RESOLUTION NO. 11-255
BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Garwood, County of Union, State of New Jersey
hereby authorize September 29th and 30th of 2011 as the collection schedule for the 2011 Residential Bulk Waste
Disposal Pilot Program in the Borough of Garwood in accordance with the guidelines contained therein.
                                             RESOLUTION NO. 11-256
WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Garwood County of Union, State of New Jersey hereby
accept the Borough Administrator’s terminal leave calculation for Alexander Anderson, Patrolman, in the
Department of the Police, for retirement benefits of the Borough of Garwood as follows:
  Hours                   Description                        Hourly Rate                     Amount
       96 2011 vacation hours                                           41.48                          3,982.08
     120 2011 holiday hours due                                         39.33                          4,719.60
       43 2011 sick time hours due                                      41.48                          1,783.64



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    192    terminal leave calendar month                                 41.48                          7,964.16
      0    2011 Personal Hours                                           41.48                              0.00
    192    LTDB entitlement due                                          41.48                          7,964.16
  160.5    terminal leave sick bank                                      41.48                          6,657.54
  803.5    TOTALS:                                                                                     33,071.18

BE IT RESOLVED that borough will pay said employee’s retirement benefit of $33,071.18 in year 2011.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Treasurer be and is hereby authorized to execute to the above.
                                            RESOLUTION NO. 11-257
WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Garwood County of Union, State of New Jersey hereby
accept the Borough Administrator’s terminal leave calculation for Thomas Mericle, in the Department of the Police,
for retirement benefits of the Borough of Garwood as follows:
 Hours                     Description                     Hourly Rate                    Amount
     216 2011 vacation hours                                          46.20                         9,979.20
     120 2011 holiday hours due                                       43.79                         5,254.80
     120 2011 sick time hours due                                     46.20                         5,544.00
     192 terminal leave calendar month                                46.20                         8,870.40
       24 2011 Personal Hours                                         46.20                         1,108.80
     192 LTDB entitlement due                                         46.20                         8,870.40
   150.5 terminal leave sick bank                                     46.20                         6,953.10
 1014.5 TOTALS:                                                                                   46,580.70

BE IT RESOLVED that borough will pay said employee’s retirement benefit of $23,580.70 in year 2011 and the
balance of $23,000.00 in year 2012.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Treasurer be and is hereby authorized to execute to the above.
                                              RESOLUTION NO. 11-258
BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Garwood, County of Union, State of New Jersey,
hereby approves the following
SUCCESSFUL UNION COUNTY TAX BOARD JUDGMENTS:
BLOCK LOT                   NAME & ADDRESS                                        AMOUNT
0111              0021               Cheety, Albert G, Jr.                                 $1,868.64
                                     336 North Ave
0208              0004               McMahon, Joseph & Sherlyn                             $1,183.20
                                     71 Second Ave
                                     Mailing Address: 15 Central Ave, Cranford
0406              0014               Trerotola, Thomas K.                                  $816.00
                                     311 Willow Ave
0609              0026               Snihur, Thomas K $ Lorraine                           $1,224.00
                                     813 Center St
0613              0022               Migliozzi, Paul M.                                    $1,664.64
                                     256 Hickory Ave
EXPLANATION:                No refund will be required, adjustment will be made to the 4th quarter 2011 taxes.
                            Adjustments will also be made to the preliminary taxes on the 1st and 2nd quarters of 2012.
                                              RESOLUTION NO. 11-259
BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Garwood, County of Union, State of New Jersey
hereby authorize the Borough Administrator to prepare a Request for Proposals for professional auditing consulting
services for 2011 audit, financial and debt statements and the 2012 budget preparation process in the Borough of
Garwood.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Municipal Clerk be and is hereby authorized to solicit proposals for the
above services in accordance with law.
                                              RESOLUTION NO. 11-260
WHEREAS, James Wright, Lieutenant of the Garwood Police Department be hereby solicited for quotes to
purchase a Solar-Powered School Zone Flasher Assembly in accordance with a Federal Aid Grant known as the
“Garwood SETS – Solar Powered Crosswalk Beacon (SRTS Non-Infrastructure STP-C00S(130)); and
WHEREAS the following quotes were received:
         Signal Control Products, Inc., 199 Evans Way, Branchburg NJ - $9,445.00
         Jen Electric, Traffic Specialists, 631 Morris Ave, Springfield, NJ - $12,570.00
         Garden State Highway Products, Inc., 1740 Oak Rd., Vineland, NJ – $10,200.00
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Garwood, County of
Union, State of New Jersey hereby award the above to Signal Control Products, Inc., 199 Evans Way, Branchburg
NJ - $9,445.00.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the award of this quote is subject to the Borough Treasurer executing the
appropriate Certification of Funds.


A motion to adopt Consent Agenda was made by Councilman Sluka, seconded by
Councilman DeFilippo, whereupon Mayor Quattrocchi directed Roll Call, Council
President Hak-Aye, Councilman DeFilippo-Aye, Councilman Mathieu-Aye, Councilman
Petruzzelli-Aye, Councilman Sluka-Aye, Councilwoman Todisco-Aye. All Ayes. Consent
Agenda Adopted.


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RESOLUTIONS DELETED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA:

NONE


NEW BUSINESS:
Any new business the Mayor and Council may have:

Councilman Petruzzelli asked about UCUA amendment status.

APPOINTMENT:
Recreation Commission – Kelly Reynolds, un-expired term: 09/13/11 to 12/31/15.

PROCLAMATIONS:
POW/MIA Remembrance Day: September 16, 2011


PAYMENT OF CLAIMS

A motion by Councilman Sluka to introduce the following resolution:

BE IT RESOLVED that the following claims as approved be and the same are hereby
ordered paid when properly signed and verified; and the payment of payrolls as listed is
hereby confirmed and ratified.

Dog Tax Acct: $1.20              Unemployment Trust Acct: $159.00
Capital Acct: $6,310.50          Current Acct: $928,370.31

Motion duly seconded by Councilman DeFilippo, whereupon Mayor Quattrocchi directed
Roll Call, Council President Hak-Aye, Councilman DeFilippo-Aye, Councilman Mathieu-
Aye, Councilman Petruzzelli-Aye, Councilman Sluka-Aye, Councilwoman Todisco-Aye.
All Ayes


ADJOURNMENT

Mayor Quattrocchi announced the Regular Meeting of the Mayor and Council will be
held on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2011, in Council Chambers at 7:15 p.m.
Workshop Session to start at 7:00 p.m.


At 10:01 p.m., a motion to adjourn was made by Councilman Sluka, seconded by
Councilman Petruzzelli. All Ayes.




                                        CHRISTINA M. ARIEMMA, Municipal Clerk
                                        Borough of Garwood




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