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                              Commission Chambers, City Hall
                              Millville, New Jersey
                              November 5, 2007 4:30 PM



     The Board of Commissioners met in an agenda session with
Mayor Quinn presiding. Members present. Quinn, Shannon, Parent,
Derella and Hollingshead. Absent: none

     The tentative agenda was discussed, but no official action
was taken.

     The City Clerk/Administrator noted additions to the agenda
authorizing a reduction in the bid threshold to be reduced from
$29,000.00 to $21,000.00 and the quotation threshold to be
amended from $4,350.00 to $3,150.00 effective November 1, 2007.

     Mayor Quinn asked if there was any public comment
concerning the agenda items.

     There being no response Mayor Quinn declared the comment
portion closed regarding agenda items and asked for comments
from the Commissioners.

     There being none the agenda session was adjourned subject
to the call of the chair, by the following vote: Yeas:
Shannon, Parent, Derella, Hollingshead and Quinn.


                              Commissioner Chamber, City Hall
                              Millville, New Jersey
                              November 5, 2007 5:00 PM


     The Board of Commissioners met in regular session with
Mayor Quinn presiding. Members present: Quinn, Shannon, Parent,
Derella and Hollingshead. Absent: none

     A moment of silent prayer was observed followed by the
salute to the flag.

     Mayor Quinn made the statement required by the Open Public
Meeting Act of 1975.

     “This meeting is being conducted in accordance with the
Open Public Meetings Act of 1975”, was advertised, posted and
made available to the public as required by Statute. the
Municipal Clerk is directed to include a statement in the
minutes of this meeting.

     The motion was passed to dispense with the reading of the
minutes and to proceed with the regular order of business, by
the following vote: Yeas: Shannon, Parent, Derella,
Hollingshead and Quinn.

     The following bills were ordered paid, when properly
certified, by the following vote: Yeas: Shannon, Parent,
Derella, Hollingshead and Quinn.

          COPY OF BILLS SEE PAGES               THROUGH
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     The City Clerk/Administrator read the following
correspondence from Don Ayres:

                                          October 23, 2007
To The Editor:

      Recently, a number of letters to the editor and public statements have
addressed PILOT's, tax abatements, and other incentives offered by government
in order to spur private investment and job creation in economically
distressed areas. I would like to respond to some of those statements as
follows:

  1. In Cumberland County, the cities of Millville, Vineland and Bridgeton
     are considered economically distressed due to high unemployment, low per
     capita and household incomes, and the concomitant social ramifications
     of poverty (crime, transient school population, and, most alarmingly,
     the state's highest teenage suicide rate). When Cumberland County is
     ranked the worst place in New Jersey to raise a child, everyone should
     be concerned.

  2. These problems are complex and decades in the making. They closely track
     the loss of long-term, mostly manufacturing, employment opportunities in
     the County. The closing of glass manufacturing plants is a significant
     factor, though certainly not the only one. With the loss of good-paying
     jobs, often multi-generational in nature, neighborhoods declined and
     homeownership slipped, while rentals increased and some landlords saw an
     opportunity to profit from this situation.

  3. Due to these and other factors, our cities have been trying to attract
     new private investment and employment opportunities for the past 25
     years or more. This has been difficult work hampered by a lack of
     significant population, transportation, major universities and the
     relatively low buying power in the County. A result of this economic
     deterioration was a stagnant tax base with an ever-decreasing ability to
     pay for government services. In combination with new regulatory
     mandates, the result has been higher taxes for local residents.

  4. In an effort to diversify and strengthen the local economy, Federal,
     State, and local governments, over the last 20 years, created incentive
     programs in order to attract more private investment to Cumberland
     County and other distressed areas. Among those tools were Urban
     Enterprise Zones (UEZ's), redevelopment area designations (including
     RAD's), PILOT's, and short-term tax abatements. Each city in the County
     (and many other cities across the country) utilizes these programs in
     order to meet specific needs and to spur new, private investment. Each
     program has its own rules and restrictions on the type of expenditures
     allowed. UEZ funds, for example cannot be directly applied to reducing
     the local property tax rate. However, Police Officers and Fire Fighters
     serving the UEZ can be partially paid for through UEZ funds.

  5. It should be remembered that the UEZ fund comes from the reduced sales
     taxes collected from within the UEZ. This 3.5% is put into a fund in
     Trenton that the City can apply to for economic development project
     financing. Last year, for example, the City of Millville's UEZ retailers
     sent $4 million to Trenton. This means that not only do Millville's
     taxpayers (and other shoppers) save $4 million per year in taxes (the
     uncharged 3.5%), but also that the $4 million collected will come back
     to the City in the form of projects. In Millville, projects include new
     water and sewer mains, 4 UEZ police officers, 3 UEZ fire fighters,
     downtown revitalization, and grants and loans for job and tax ratable
     creation. Without the UEZ, Millville shoppers would have paid $8 million
     in sales taxes instead of $4 million and all of the $8 million would
     have gone to the general fund in Trenton. In other words, the
     elimination of the UEZ program would result in a huge tax increase on
     local residents.

  6. Discussion of PILOT's, tax abatements, and RAD's perhaps should be
     addressed through the example of Union Lake Crossing, since that has
     been the focus of some local attention. Some pertinent facts are as
     follows:

        It should be remembered that Millville's attempts to attract
        national retailers to the Route 47/55 interchange area (southwest
        quadrant) were unsuccessful on at least three occasions due to the
        extraordinary infrastructure and land assembly costs at that
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         location. The result was that this key site produced only about
         $100,000 per year in tax revenues.

         Millville Town Center, anchored by Lowe's and Acme, required
         incentives in order to proceed. A five year phase-in of taxes and
         $2.7 million in UEZ-funded infrastructure improvements were needed
         to finalize that project. To say that these short-term incentives
         were not worth the long-term employment and new tax revenues simply
         does not make sense.

         Goodman Properties and their anchor tenant, Target Corporation,
         faced the same obstacles to development as previous developers. At
         times, the Union Lake Crossing proposal was close to failing.
         Failure would have meant a loss of job opportunities, no long-term
         tax revenues, no new UEZ funds, no attraction of regional shopping
         expenditures to Millville, and no opportunities for local small
         businesses to provide goods and services to shopping center tenants.
         Negotiations eventually produced an agreement that $2.5 million in
         RAD funds would be reimbursed to Goodman and Target; Target would
         receive a 15 year PILOT at 2% of project costs ($265,000 per year);
         and Goodman would have its taxes phased in over 5 years. In return,
         Millville would get a 530,000SF regional shopping center,
         approximately 1,000 new jobs, and about $23 million in new tax
         revenues (even with the PILOT for Target and 5 year phase-in for
         Goodman) over the next 15 years. Remember that without this project,
         the property taxes paid over 15 years would have been about $1.5
         million.

         The $2.5 million in RAD reimbursements come from the 50% in new tax
         revenues in the RAD area dedicated to redevelopment of the most
         distressed neighborhoods in Millville. In this case, the RAD dollars
         actually come from a small portion of the $23 million in new taxes
         created by Union Lake Crossing itself. In other words, the City is
         effectively rebating to Target and Goodman a small part of the new
         taxes that they themselves are creating and paying. The other
         taxpayers in the City are not paying for the RAD bond.

         It is important to understand PILOT's and tax abatements in relation
         to the County tax rate. Long-term PILOT's are not used at all when
         the Millville portion of the County tax rate is determined. Short-
         term (5 years) tax abatements are used in the equalization process
         to calculate Millville' s portion of the County tax rate, but only
         to the extent of each phase-in period. In year one, for example, the
         short-term abatement is not used at all in the equalization process.
         In subsequent years (through year five), only the phased-in portion
         is used. To the extent that Millville's short-term tax abatements
         affect Millville's County tax rate, the impact is approximately 1¢
         on that rate in 2007.

      The Millville strategy is working. We are seeing the results of a 10
year consistent commitment to a plan to re-invent a stagnant local economy in
need of diversity. This is not perfect, nor is it complete. However the
progress shown thus far is undeniable to anyone who objectively looks at the
current prospects for the City and County. The actions taken to date are not
government gifts to developers, but strategic public investments that are
spurring hundreds of millions of dollars in private investment into projects
creating new jobs and tax revenues that will benefit the City of Millville
and Cumberland County far into the future.

                                          Sincerely,
                                          Don Ayres
                                          Economic Development Director
                                          City of Millville

     A motion was passed to receive and file the correspondence
by the following vote: Yeas: Shannon, Parent, Derella,
Hollingshead and Quinn.

     The City Clerk/Administrator read correspondence from Peter
Flannery regarding Exhibit G. Certification of Mitchell C. Smith
Architect of Record for Target Corporation of Final Construction
Cost in the amount of $7,557,539.00.
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     A motion was passed to receive and file the correspondence,
by the following vote. Yeas: Shannon, Parent, Derella,
Hollingshead and Quinn.

     The City Clerk/Administrator read correspondence from
Richard H. Daniels, Esq. to Joseph J. Derella, Jr. Director of
Revenue & Finance regarding Loan Collection Matters:

               a)   Kenneth C. Rock & Leonard K. Nave
               b)   Liftport, Inc.
               c)   J. Hardy
               d)   Cabasse America, Inc.
               e)   C. Wilson/B. & F. Buonadonna
               f)   D. Ennis
               g)   D. Tawes
               h)   Holly City Hot Rods, LLC
               i)   Ayodelaye, LLC
               j)   High Street Design
               k)   Edible Arts
               l)   Puppy Love Pantry, LLC

     A motion was passed to receive and file the correspondence,
by the following vote: Yeas: Shannon, Parent, Derella,
Hollingshead and Quinn.

     The City Clerk/Administrator read correspondence from Mayor
Quinn reappointing Eric Walter as a member of the Millville
Planning Board with term expiring November 8, 2011.

     Commissioner Parent submitted a Fire Report for the month
of September 2007.

     Commissioner Derella submitted the Construction Officials
Fees Report for the month of October 2007.

     The following proposed ordinance was read on first reading:

                                     Ordinance No. 43-2007

     Ordinance approving the Sale of Real Estate by the City of
Millville in a Private Sale pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:12-13
regarding Block 391, Lot 9 located on the east side of North 10th
Street, which property is undersized for development (86 x 60
triangular lot) under the Municipal Zoning regulations and is
vacant land without any capital improvements for a minimum bid
of $3,100.00 and $400.00 for preparation of document transfers.

     Director Shannon moved for the adoption of the proposed
Ordinance on first reading with final consideration to be given
on Monday, November 19, 2007 after due publication as provided
by law.

     Director Parent seconded the motion.

     The motion was passed, by the following vote.      Yeas:
Shannon, Parent, Derella, Hollingshead and Quinn.
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     The following proposed ordinance was read on first reading:

                                    Ordinance No. 44-2007

     Ordinance to amend agreements and execute various easements
between the City of Millville and the Delaware River and Bay
Authority (DRBA)

 a) Amendment to the Acquisition Agreement
 b) Amendment to the Ground Lease
 c) Avigation Easement from the City of Millville and NJ
    Motorsports Park Urban Renewal, LLC to the City of
    Millville and the DRBA
 d) Fence Easement and Right of Way from the City of Millville
    and NJ Motorsports Park Urban Renewal, LLC to the City of
    Millville and DRBA
 e) Cedarville Road Right of Way Easement from the City of
    Millville to the County of Cumberland

     Director Shannon moved for the adoption of the proposed
ordinance on first reading with final consideration to be given
on Monday, November 19, 2007 after due publication as provided
by law.

     Director Parent seconded the motion.

     The motion was passed, by the following vote.   Yeas:
Shannon, Parent, Derella, Hollingshead and Quinn.

     The following proposed ordinance was read on first reading:

                                    Ordinance No. 45-2007

     Ordinance amending the Municipal Code of the City of
Millville, Chapter 39, Article X, Schedule 16, No Stopping or
Standing:

     (Add)

 a) Depot Street South, all hours   from the westerly   curb line
    of Dock Street extending west   for a distance of   226 ft.
 b) Depot Street North, all hours   from the westerly   curb line
    of Dock Street extending west   for a distance of   178 ft.

     Director Parent moved for the adoption of the proposed
ordinance on first reading with final consideration to be given
on Monday, November 19, 2007, 5:00 p.m. after due publication as
provided by law.

     Director Shannon seconded the motion.

     The motion was passed, by the following vote.   Yeas:
Shannon, Parent, Derella, Hollingshead and Quinn.

     The following proposed ordinance was tabled until the next
Commission Meeting on November 19, 2007.

                                    Ordinance No. 26-2007

     An Ordinance approving the Final Financial Plan for the
Sports and Entertainment District in the City of Millville
(Phase I only).
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     A motion was passed to continue to table Ordinance No. 26-
2007 previously tabled at the October 16, 2007 Commission
Meeting until the Monday, November 19, 2007 Commission Meeting,
by the following vote: Yeas: Shannon, Parent, Derella,
Hollingshead and Quinn.

     The following proposed ordinance was read on second and
final reading:

                                   Ordinance No. 40-2007

     An Ordinance to exceed the Municipal Budget Appropriation
Limits and to establish a Cap Bank.

     Director Derella moved for the adoption of the proposed
Ordinance on second and final reading.

     Director Hollingshead seconded the motion.

     Director Derella made the following comments:

     “Mr. Mayor, if I may make a quick comment before you open
it up. Basically, this is the COLA Rate Ordinance, which is
what we’re discussing right now, establishes the appropriations
for the CAP Bank. The City is within its limits imposed by the
appropriate CAP, in addition the State of New Jersey imposed for
the first time a CAP on municipal tax levy starting with this
years budget, which is 2008. This was the state’s process to
try to control property tax increases at the municipal level.
The City is well within the limitations imposed. As a result of
the new legislation the maximum allowable Municipal Tax Levy for
the City of Millville would be calculated at $17,329,000.00,
while the budget was introduced and imposed on an amount to be
raised of $16,191,000.00. This is eight cents below the
permitted maximum by law, which would equate to $1,132,000.00
increase over the 16 million that we are introducing. Just a
brief explanation, it is confusing and again I want to try to
get that on the record.”

     Mayor Quinn declared a public hearing open and asked if any
person present wished to be heard.

     There being no response Mayor Quinn declared the public
hearing closed and asked for a roll call on the motion.

     The motion was passed, by the following vote.   Yeas:
Shannon, Parent, Derella, Hollingshead and Quinn.

     Resolution No. A-5942 authorizing the reading of the FY2008
budget by title only pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:4-8 was adopted,
by the following vote. Yeas: Shannon, Parent, Derella,
Hollingshead and Quinn.
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     Resolution No. A-5923 was read by the City Clerk/
Administrator:
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     Commissioner Derella addressed the podium and made the
following comments and slide presentation:

     “Thank you Mr. Mayor, excuse my back, but I’m trying to
keep with the screen as well. We had done a formal presentation
when we introduced the budget several weeks ago. I would like
to try to go over some of the things that we touched on then.
First, as a Resolution to the Ordinance that we had passed
earlier, this budget is levy Cap Compliant. Which means we
stayed within the guidelines the State of New Jersey has set
forth in trying to help control the increase in property taxes
at the municipality level. The first slide basically gives you
the Net Valuation of what our total ratables are as you can see
the 2008 is not in there yet. That will be filed on January 10,
2008, by our Tax Assessor’s Office and we’ll know those numbers
at that time. There was an increase in 2007 of 53.5 million
dollars in the ratable base in the City of Millville. Which is
a positive, it means growth is still occurring within our City.”




                      Net Valuation Taxable
                                              1,610,000,000
                  TOTAL RATABLES
                                              1,410,000,000
    2000                       667,172,360
                                              1,210,000,000
    2001                       668,747,766
    2002                       665,611,557    1,010,000,000
    2003                       669,887,491
    2004                       684,072,886     810,000,000
    2005                     1,352,978,038*
                                               610,000,000
    2006                     1,374,063,669
    2007                     1,427,591,878     410,000,000
    2008             TO BE FILED 1/10/2008
                                               210,000,000

                                                10,000,000
                                                              2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
* - Revaluation
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     “The next slide is the property tax for support of our
budget. As you can see if you make your way down each line item
from 2000 to 2008, you can see that the rate there on our left
is the actual estimated levy. I stress this year after year
that we are a Fiscal Year Budget. Our fiscal year means that we
have to estimate what our tax rate is going to be in quarters
three and four of the Calendar Year. The County, the State and
the school are all on that particular Calendar Year Budget, we
unfortunately are on a Fiscal Year, which makes it very
challenging for us to be able to control and set forth that
estimate. It is absolutely critical that we make sure our
estimate is as close as possible to what that true rate is going
to be. The past two years our estimate or our forecast of what
we were going to need for our budget has improved dramatically
and I believe they have been exceptional over years past. We
need to continue to fine tune that process and we hope to do
that again next year. One of the comments that has been made
several times in the newspaper and at meetings and is very true.
If you look at the tax rate in 2000 it was 8.2 million dollars
and if you look in Fiscal Year 2008 it is now 16.8 million. It
has basically doubled. Some of the reasons for that are
basically the employee pension fund increased over that time,
352,000.00. The police and fire pension increased over one
million dollars, the salary and wages in general have increased
over 3.5 million, health insurance over that time frame, 1.9
million, gasoline $202,000.00 and street lighting $103,000.00.
Just those increases that occurred primarily from 2003 on total
almost 7.3 million dollars. So, we can identify what the issues
are. Our job as Commissioners and as Department Heads is to try
to offset and control other costs to hopefully be able to put a
Cap on our spending and try to control it, which I believe we
have been able to do, last year and even more so this year”


                           FY08 Property Tax for
                             Support of Budget
       YEAR     ESTIMATED LEVY RATE                  ADOPTED BUDGET LEVY RATE
                 N.J.S.A. 40A;4-12.1                    N.J.S.A. 54:4-66.1
                (3rd and 4th qtr Billing)             (1st and 2nd qtr Billing)

       FY00     $ 8,254,459.32              $1.240           $ 8,121,262           $1.22
       FY01     $ 8,473,088.97              $1.270           $ 8,219,000           $1.23
       FY02     $ 8,692,302.18              $1.300           $ 8,562,117           $1.28
       FY03     $ 8,723,582.00              $1.311           $ 9,273,448           $1.39
       FY04     $ 9,617,123.00              $1.436           $10,168,091           $1.52
       FY05     $10,764,475.92              $1.574           $10,926,372           $1.60
       FY06     $11,605,121.08              $0.858           $13,804,439           $1.02
       FY07     $15,703,782.03              $1.143           $15,162,215           $1.10
       FY08     $16,828,698.36              $1.180           $16,191,212           $1.13 *

        * Introduced Excluding Extraordinary Aid
         $425,000 Extraordinary Aid =                        $15,766,212             $1.104


              20000000

              15000000

              10000000                                                            ESTIMATED
              5000000                                                             BUDGET
                     0
                         FY00 FY01 FY02 FY03 FY04 FY05 FY06 FY07 FY08
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     “The next slide is the amount to be raised by taxation to
support our local budget. Again, you look at the years and as
its grown, year after year, 2008 we are introducing a budget of
$16,191,212.00. This amount is what it takes to support our
local budget. The services that the City of Millville provides
to the citizens here, public safety, policemen, firemen, trash
removal, street repair, leaf pickup, construction, inspections,
rental inspection, recreation, all of those things come from
this particular figure. The balance leads up to the thirty-four
that has to do with what we need to support the county as well
as the school. One interesting fact, when you look at the
$16,191,000.00 that we’re proposing this year for our 2008
budget. Last year we introduced at $16,092,000.00. Again,
that’s $100,000.00 increase from introduction from Year 2007 to
2008. We are hoping, we have applied for the extraordinary aid
again this year, we’ve applied for $425,000.00. We recognize
the fact that we need to wean ourselves off of that money,
because it will not exist forever. So, again if we do and are
fortunate enough to receive those funds the 2008 budget will
actually be $15,766,212.00.




          Amount to be Raised by Taxation to
               Support Local Budget

                                        $18,000,000

   MUNICIPAL PURPOSE                    $16,000,000
                                        $14,000,000

   FY00                   8,121,000  $12,000,000
   FY01                   8,219,000  $10,000,000
   FY02                   8,562,117
                                      $8,000,000
   FY03                   9,273,448
   FY04                  10,168,091   $6,000,000
   FY05                  10,926,372   $4,000,000
   FY06                  13,804,439
                                      $2,000,000
   FY07                  15,162,215
   FY08                  16,191,212*          $0
                                                      FY00   FY01   FY02   FY03   FY04   FY05   FY06   FY07   FY08


*Introduced Excluding Extraordinary
Aid $425,000 Extraordinary Aid

   FY08                  $15,766,212
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         “The next slide, percentage of tax collections. This is an
    extremely important slide. As you can see in 2007, the Tax
    Collector’s Office under Suzanne Olah was able to increase our
    rate by 2 percent. Anytime you can increase your collection
    rate, you’re actually going to your bottom line creating more
    revenue for the City of Millville, which in turn we can pass on
    to try to control taxes. That 2% increase this year calculates
    to approximately $755,000.00, which is about 5 cents to the tax
    rate to try to control it and keep it down. So, again each year
    her efforts with her department have paid off and hopefully will
    continue to do so in the future.”




              Percentage of Tax Collections


                       FY00


   FY00   94.87%       FY01

   FY01   95.65%
   FY02   96.38%       FY02

   FY03   97.26%
                       FY03
   FY04   97.27%
   FY05   97.54%       FY04
   FY06   95.58%*
   FY07   97.06%       FY05


*Reval year-effected   FY06
   by appeals
                       FY07

                              94   94   95   95   96   96   97   97   98   98




         “Budget Revenues, this is a slide that breaks down 2007 to
    2008 and basically it’s the revenues that the City’s derived and
    brings in to help control and try to offset any kind of tax
    increase. Each line item is self explanatory. You can see the
    miscellaneous local revenue is up and it’s explained in another
    slide in a moment, but the construction official actually had
    another good year with all the activity going on in the City of
    Millville and since his Department is self-sustaining he also
    contributes any surplus that he may generate into our general
    fund, which again goes to help us control our property tax
    relief. You’ll also notice again there’s a line item for the
    PILOT’s. We’ve been able to maintain and be able to contribute
    $200,000.00 of that revenue to try to offset any property taxes
    that we were faced with. One quick side note, there was another
    letter in the paper over the weekend regarding how the
    abatements affect your County and Municipal Tax Rate. We have
    been on record to say that there is an impact on the tax rate.
    We believe it is minimal for a person who has a house that is
    assessed at $124,600.00, which is the average in the City of
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   Millville. You would save, if we had no abatements on your
   County Taxes approximately $36.00 and if you calculate that out
   with $15.00 savings on your County Tax Rate. So, again your
   Municipal Rate is affected by $36.00, your County Rate is
   affected by $15.00 and that totals a $51.00 savings, if we
   eliminated all of the abatements in the City of Millville.
   That’s less than 2% of the $2,904.00 that actually would be the
   full assessment for that particular property. That’s about
   $12.75 per quarter when you break it out accordingly. Those
   numbers change as the property values go up. If someone has a
   house assessed at $150,000.00 they would save $44.00 on their
   Municipal Tax and $18.00 on their County Tax, which comes up to
   $62.00 again, less than 2% of your overall tax bill and those
   numbers continue. Again, we believe and it’s our philosophy and
   has been the philosophy of Commissions in the past that it’s a
   good revenue tool. You heard the letter that Mr. Ayres prepared
   for us and was also in the paper. We think it’s critical to
   continue to have the growth and Millville will be able to
   utilize those funds accordingly. Again, when you look at the
   five year abatements, that’s equalized. The equalization
   process through the County makes those ratables spread out
   throughout the entire County. So, not only are we having to
   support those new ratables when we give an abatement or a PILOT,
   everybody in the County shares in that, because when they become
   assessed on the tax roles everybody in the County shares on that
   new ratable. Unfortunately, the City of Millville and the City
   of Vineland carries 65% of the County Budget, so that is a
   negative affect for us. But, again it’s the way it is set up.”




                                    Budget Revenues
                        FY07                                                 FY08
Fund Balance Anticipated as Revenue      1,880,876   Fund Balance Anticipated as Revenue     3,525.,000

Miscellaneous Local Revenues             2,183,000   Miscellaneous Local Revenues            2,538,000

State Aid Revenues                       6,244,667   State Aid Revenues                      5,444,070

PILOTS                                    200,000    PILOTS                                    200,000

Manufactured Homes                        100,000    Manufactured Homes                        100,000

Other Special Items of Revenue           1,478,855   Other Special Items of Revenue          5,794,519*

Receipts from Delinquent Taxes            700,000    Receipts from Delinquent Taxes            700,000
Amount to be Raised by Taxation –                    Amount to be Raised by Taxation –
       Municipal Purposes              15,162,215           Municipal Purposes              16,191,213



         Total Budget                 $27,949,613             Total Budget                 $34,492,802




         *   Hazardous discharge remediation fund (Airport) $2,058,529
             NJMP Land Sale $2,280,500
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     ”The next slide is Miscellaneous Local Revenue Detail, as
you can see each thing there was an increase as far as the way
the City was run this past year and where those increases came
from. You can see the $500,000.00 with the Uniform Construction
Code fees, which was a major contributor to the increase in
Revenues of $2.5 million dollars, which goes to help offset our
property tax.”




        Miscellaneous Local Revenue
                   Detail
                                       Revenue

             Licenses:
                Alcoholic Beverages:             $ 10,000
                Other                            $ 20,000
             Fees and Permits                    $ 390,000
             Municipal Court                     $ 600,000
             Interest and Costs on Taxes         $ 200,000
             Interest on Investments             $ 600,000
             Cable TV Franchise Fees             $ 75,000
             Rent-Millville Library              $ 143,000

             Section A of Budget Rev             $2,038,000

             Uniform Construction
             Code Fees                           $ 500,000

                                                 $2,538,000
                                                                                                   377

     The next slide basically is a pie chart, it breaks out each
area on where we have our monies coming from and each one is
separate and base that accordingly by percentage.”




                           FY08 Budget Revenues
                                       PILOT and       Fund Balance
                                   Maufactured Homes   Anticipated as
Amount to be Raise by                     1%             Revenue
 Taxation - Municipal                                       10%
     Purposes
        47%
                                                                                 Miscellaneous Local
                                                                                     Revenues
                                                                                         7%




                                                                              State Aid Revenues
                                                                                     16%

                         Receipts from
                        Delinquent Taxes
                               2%




                                                            Other Special Items of
                                                                  Revenue
                                                                    17%
                                                                                 378

     “The next slide, Budget appropriations, goes step by step,
when you look at our General Operation from 2007 to 2008, there
is an increase. That increase is offset by revenue. The
Hazardous Discharge Remediation Fund, which is over 2 million
dollars and it’s also offset by revenue for payment, which is
the sale of the New Jersey Motorsports land of over 2.2 million
dollars. If you look all the way at the bottom and you take
that offset the adjusted total for our County total budget for
this year is $30,153,000.00 and again that’s what we need to
support the City, the County and the School. Again, the pie
chart, which actually breaks it out, you can see where 76% of
our revenue budget appropriations goes to General Operations for
all three entities.”




                Budget Appropriations

              FY07                                            FY08

General Operations         $22,959,074           General Operations         $26,549,552*

Deferred Charges, &                              Deferred Charges, &
Statutory Expenditures      1,540,145            Statutory Expenditures      2,098,797

Capital Improvements          466,000            Capital Improvements         570,800

Debt Service – Municipal    1,689,609            Debt Service – Municipal   3,996,451**

Reserve for Uncollected Taxes                    Reserve for Uncollected Taxes
                            1,294,785                                        1,277,202

      Total Budget         $27,949,613                 Total Budget         $34,492,802
                                                       Offset               $ 4,339,029
                                                       Adjusted Total       $30,153,773


 * Offset by revenue Hazardous discharge remediation $2,058,529
**Offset by revenue reserve for payment of debt $2,280,500
                                                                                                    379

     ”The next is the Analysis of our General Operations. As
you can see those broken down line by line where the increases
have occurred. There is an increase in Public Safety, salary
and wages of new police and fire have been offset with UEZ
dollars that become available that were mentioned in Mr. Ayres’
letter as well. Eighty percent of those new officers coming on
board, again you saw that there are three police officers and
four firefighters all on the UEZ funds, 80% of their salary is
covered through the UEZ dollars, so that actually helps us
control our operations, as well as keeping an eye on the tax
rate as well.”




          Analysis of General Operations
                            FY07                                         FY08
     General Government            $3,510,050       General Government                 $3,668,857

     Land Use Administration          542,290       Land Use Administration              611,465

     Insurance                      4,166,580       Insurance                          4,472,500

     Public Safety                  7,910,615       Public Safety                      8,436,785

     Public Works                   3,086,719       Public Works                       3,367,488

     Health & Human Services            95,650      Health & Human Services              112,995

     Park & Recreation              1,355,960       Park & Recreation                  1,380,570

     Code Enforcement                               Code Enforcement
       & Administration               517,010         & Administration                   485,425

     Utilities (Gas, Elec, etc)      1,391,870      Utilities (Gas, Elec, etc)         1,445,415

     Miscellaneous                    382,330       Miscellaneous                         509,229
                                                    Miscellaneous (Hazardous Disch.)    2,058,529
  Total Operating Appropriations FY07
                                                 Total Operating Appropriations FY08
              $22,959,074
                                                             $26,549,258
                                                                   380


     “Miscellaneous detail, you can see where the appropriations
have gone and what we’ve had to budget, you can see the tax
appeals are up. We need to budget money for the tax appeals.
When someone has a tax appeal, it costs us money. We have to
defend those and if we lose that also has a detrimental affect
on our collection rate, which is what we don’t want to have
happen, so we feel it’s very important that we defend those
accordingly. You can see that the New Jersey Department of
Hazardous Discharge Grant is there and the total is 2.5 million
dollars.”




                 Miscellaneous Detail
                    Appropriations

                                APPROPRIATIONS

               Reserve for Accumulated
                Sick Pay                         $  50,000
               Contingent                        $   2,000
               Tax Appeals                       $ 300,000
               Int. on Tax Appeals               $   8,000
               Matching Funds for Grants         $  50,000
               Board of Ed Gasoline              $ 20,000
               Board of Ed Info Tech.            $  79,229
                                                 $ 509,229
               NJ Dep. Hazardous
               Discharge Grant                   $ 2,058,529

               Total                             $ 2,567,758
                                                                        381

     “Another pie chart of General Operations, you can see the
Public Safety is 32% of our budget, it is the largest part of
what we need of what we have to do and what we have to support
and rightfully so. It’s a 24-7 operation and it provides a very
much needed service to the residents of the City of Millville,
unfortunately, like other areas of the country crime has
increased and we need to meet those demands and our police force
has to be able to do that. We need to appropriate the proper
number of men on the street and we also have to provide them
with the proper amount of equipment and things that they need to
make sure they carry on their very, very important job, as well
as with our firefighters and we’ve added firefighters as the
City has grown, we’ve also tried to expand their services by
taking on a lease with the Rescue Squad to provide a substation
on the Westside of town and we’re looking at options and
opportunities on the Eastside as well, we need it for growth and
we need to appropriately handle those situations. But, again
Public Safety is your biggest part of your budget and again
rightfully so.”




        FY08 General Operations
                            Miscellaneous
                                10%           General
                                            Government
                Utilities                      14%
                  5%                                     Land Use
                                                       Administration
       Code
                                                            2%
   Enforcement &
   Administration
        2%

    Parks &
   Recreation                                            Insurance
      5%                                                    17%

    Health & Human
       Services
          0%



         Public Works                       Public Safety
             13%                                32%
                                                                                             382




     “Full-time positions, you can see the full-time positions
here went from 150 in 2007 to 152, those two new positions are
Derek Leary and Pam Upham, both of those people are RAD staff,
we had discussed at length in regards to our RAD presentation
and to move forward with that utility. Their salaries are
covered through the RAD budget.”




         Budgeted Full Time Positions

  YEAR   POLICE FIRE    OTHER *                           POLICE/FIRE
                                  FY08
                                                                                    FIRE
  FY00     69    6        141     FY07
  FY01     69    8        144
                                  FY06
  FY02     69    8        144
                                  FY05
  FY03     69    9        144
                                  FY04                                              POLICE
  FY04     69    9        145
  FY05     73    10       145            0     20         40      60    80    100
  FY06     79    10       148
  FY07     80    11       150
                                                               OTHER
  FY08     83    13       152
                                             155
  * OTHER – ALSO INCLUDES WATER              150
     AND SEWER UTILITIES
                                             145
     BUDGETED POSITIONS
                                             140
                                                   FY04        FY06    FY08
                                                                                   383

       “Budget analysis for the pensions, as you can see increases
  in our pension for the Public Employees Pension System of
  $152,000.00. And if you look at police and fire pension system
  it’s a $395,693.00 increase. Basically, that’s almost a 3.9
  cent increase and you combine those two together it’s
  $547,763.00. It’s not our job to point the finger on what’s
  going on and what’s caused that, back in the Whitman era they
  removed that burden from the municipal level and asked those
  municipalities, all municipalities to put that money that they
  weren’t spending on pensions directly to property tax relief.
  That is what was done and that was continued on until now and
  that burden is being passed back on to the municipalities and
  we’ve had to absorb those costs year after year. The formula
  that was provided to us prior to every budget year was somewhat
  close and in most cases we ended up calculating out what we
  thought would be accurate and in some instances they came back
  and asked for more, but again we can identify those costs and we
  need to meet those obligations.”




                       FY08 Budget Analysis
                             Pension
       PUBLIC EMPLOYES PENSION SYSTEM
                                                         PUBLIC EMPLOYEES
 YEAR            TOTAL         INCREASE
                                             $400,000.00                    FYO3
 FY03              -0-           -0-         $300,000.00                    FY04
 FY04              -0-           -0-         $200,000.00                    FY05
 FY05          $48,303        $ 48,303       $100,000.00                    FY06
 FY06        $ 110,000        $ 61,697                                      FY07
                                                      $-
 FY07        $ 200,000        $ 90,000
                                                                            FY08
 FY08        $ 352,070        $152,070

           POLICE/FIRE PENSION SYSTEM
                                                       POLICE AND FIRE
YEAR           TOTAL         INCREASE
                                                                            FY03
                                          1,500,000.00
                                                                            FY04
FY03           -0-              -0-
                                          1,000,000.00                      FY05
FY04      $   92,000        $ 92,000
FY05      $ 241,318         $149,318       500,000.00                       FY06
FY06      $ 471,482         $230,164              -                         FY07
FY07      $ 695,881         $224,399                                        FY08
FY08      $1,091,574        $395,693
                                                                    384




     “Salary wages and benefits, you can see the increase is
there from 2007 to 2008. That’s about 4.1 cents that we had to
deal with in regards to controlling our property tax relief.
Those salaries and wages have to do with contractual
obligations. Our health insurance, again another sore point for
the City of Millville, as it is for any employer. You can see
the increase in our healthcare insurance. It went up
$313,000.00, which is another two plus cents on potential tax
increase.”




         FY08 Budget Comparisons
             Budget Analysis
         Salaries and Wages

 YEAR          BUDGET         INCREASE      14,000,000.00
 FY03         $ 9,818,569       $ 593,583   12,000,000.00
                                                                  FY03
                                            10,000,000.00
 FY04         $10,357,376       $ 538,807    8,000,000.00         FY04
                                                                  FYO5
 FY05         $10,659,700       $ 302,324    6,000,000.00
                                             4,000,000.00         FY06
 FY06         $11,503,838       $ 844,138    2,000,000.00         FY07
                                                                  FY08
 FY07         $12,202,375       $ 698,537            0.00
                                                 SALARIES/WAGES
 FY08         $12,790,490       $ 588,115

            Health Insurance
                                            4,000,000.00
YEAR        BUDGET        INCREASE          3,500,000.00
                                            3,000,000.00            FYO3
FY03       $1,908,000    $ 318,000          2,500,000.00            FY04
FY04       $2,381,750    $ 473,750          2,000,000.00
                                                                    FY05
                                            1,500,000.00
FY05       $2,740,000    $ 358,250          1,000,000.00            FY06
                                              500,000.00
FY06       $3,100,000    $ 360,000                  0.00
                                                                    FY07
FY07       $3,237,000    $ 137,000                    HEALTH        FY08
FY08       $3,550,000    $ 313,000                  INSURANCE
                                                                    385




     ”Other Budget Comparison, we actually controlled costs in
gasoline by being a little more frugal per departments and
making sure we control the use of vehicles throughout the City.
We were able to decrease that by $47,000.00. Street lighting,
unfortunately by adding new streetlights and upgrading those,
we’ve added a burden to ourselves of $32,000.00, but that goes
along with Public Safety. It’s very, very critical in sitting
in the Center City, Third Ward, South Millville, Westside
Millville, all those neighborhood meetings, it’s critical that
we make sure we maintain a safe environment for the people in
the City and one of those things has to do with lighting.”




            FY08 Budget Comparisons
                Budget Analysis
              GASOLINE                400,000.00
 YEAR       BUDGET       INCREASE     350,000.00              FY04
                                      300,000.00
 FY03      $130,000         -0-       250,000.00
                                                              FY05
                                                              FY06
 FY04      $120,000       (10,000)    200,000.00
                                      150,000.00              FY07
 FY05      $126,000      $ 6,000      100,000.00              FY08
 FY06      $200,000      $ 74,000      50,000.00
                                            0.00
 FY07      $370,000      $170,000            GASOLINE
 FY08      $322,065       (47,935)


          STREET LIGHTING             600,000.00
YEAR      BUDGET       INCREASE       500,000.00
                                                             FY03
                                                             FY04
FY03      $430,000      (20,000)      400,000.00
                                      300,000.00             FY05
FY04      $430,000         -0-                               FY06
                                      200,000.00
FY05      $450,000     $ 20,000       100,000.00             FY07
FY06      $450,000         -0-              0.00             FY08
FY07      $517,540     $ 67,540                STREET
FY08      $550,000     $ 32,460               LIGHTING
                                                                           386




       “Our Budget Comparison for the Budget Analysis, again Debt
  Service, as you can see our Debt Service has grown up and down
  over the last several years from 2003 to 2008, you can see that
  there is a significant increase in our Debt Service in 2008, but
  that will be offset as we passed the last meeting by revenue for
  payments of debt of over $2.2 million dollars. When you
  subtract that from the increase, basically the 2008 Debt Service
  is 1.7 million, it’s about $26,000.00 increase in 2007.
  Operating Expenses, again to run the City itself you’re looking
  at about a 10.5 cent increase to make sure that we have overall
  control of the operating of the City of Millville.




                  FY08 Budget Comparisons
                      Budget Analysis
             DEBT SERVICE                      4,000,000
                                               3,500,000
                                               3,000,000        FY03
YEAR           BUDGET        INCREASE          2,500,000        FY04
FY03         $1,289,369       (100,119)        2,000,000        FY05
                                               1,500,000
                                                                FY06
FY04         $1,169,940       (119,429)        1,000,000
                                                 500,000        FY07
FY05         $1,294,698      $ 124,758                 0        FY08
FY06         $1,628,135      $ 333,437                 DEBT     W/OFFSET

FY07         $1,689,608      $ 61,473                 SERVICE
FY08         $3,996,451     $2,306,843*
•  off set by revenue reserve for payment
   of debt $2,280,500
         OPERATING EXPENSES                 14,000,000
                                            12,000,000                 FY03
YEAR       BUDGET          INCREASE         10,000,000
                                                                       FY04
                                             8,000,000
FY03      $7,860,222        216,841          6,000,000                 FY05
FY04      $9,080,707      1,220,485          4,000,000
                                             2,000,000                 FY06
FY05      $9,931,496        850,789                  0
                                                                       FY07
FY06      $11,906,751     1,975,255              OPERATING
                                                                       FY08
FY07      $11,651,130      (255,621)             EXPENSES
FY08      $13,143,883      1,492,753
                                                                                  387

     “Budget Comparisons, we just wanted to make sure that
everyone is aware that we do collect, we are the bank as you
would say, we need to collect all of the taxes from residents of
the City of Millville then we need to make sure the County gets
their portion and the school gets their portion, so it’s
important for people to realize what’s going on with those
particular rates. As you can see the County rate in 2005 with
the revaluation, their tax rate was at 81 cents and has
increased over the last two years significantly to the tune of
about 6.1 million dollars to the City of Millville over that
same time frame. We understand, you know, doing our budgets
that a lot of their costs had to do with Public Safety as well,
the Jail, the Prosecutor’s Office, all the things that we’re
faced with, they’re faced with the same things and the same
problems. The school, as you can see the school has done a very
good job, fortunately we are an Abbott District and we will take
advantage of that for as long as it’s there, if we were not an
Abbott District we would have a very, very serious problem and
we actually admit that, as do the school board members. But,
right now we happen to be fortunate enough to be that and that
has allowed the school board to maintain and keep a level tax
rate.”




            Adopted Budget Comparisons
           COUNTY
  2000      1.277             1.5
  2001      1.273
  2002      1.32                1

  2003      1.394
                              0.5
  2004      1.407
  2005      0.817 *
                                0
  2006          1.020                2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
                          COUNTY 1.277 1.273 1.32 1.394 1.407 0.817 1.02 1.151
  2007          1.151
  *Reval Year
         SCHOOL
                               1.4
  2000      1.21
                               1.2
  2001      1.211               1
  2002      1.216              0.8
                               0.6
  2003      1.276
                               0.4
  2004      1.276              0.2
  2005      0.665 *             0
                                     2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
  2006          0.663     SCHOOL 1.21 1.211 1.216 1.276 1.276 0.665 0.663 0.662
  2007          0.662
  *Reval Year
                                                                                                          388

         “You can see the City of Millville’s Historical Analysis of
    our Local Purpose Tax Rate from a Budget Levy standpoint. As
    you can see if you follow on down the budget levy from 2000, it
    changes dramatically when you get to the year of our
    revaluation. It’s very critical again, I repeat myself in
    regards to the estimate of what we have to do as far as the
    first two quarters of our budget year, that fiscal year budget.
    As you can see 2008 we’re predicting $1.13, if we do get and are
    fortunate to get the extraordinary aid that we’re asking for
    that will be reduced to $1.10, which would be the exact same
    levy that we had last year, after we went through our budget
    process. It is important to understand that we have gone over
    10 years of a lot of strategic thought, a lot of planning, a lot
    of effort to try to reinvent and recreate the City of Millville.
    We are on the verge of being able to finally be able to see a
    light at the end of the tunnel to be able to realize and
    forecast better on our budget appropriations and to make sure
    that all of the hard work over the last ten years is starting to
    pay off. We once again, are working diligently to make sure we
    control costs, we recognize the tax rate is a burden on
    everyone, including ourselves and we work diligently year after
    year to make sure we fine tune this process. Again, our hard
    work is slowly paying off and we hope that next year the same
    thing will happen and that we will have a very minimal tax
    increase and hopefully maybe, a zero increase across the board.
    But, again we need to keep working we need to keep utilizing the
    funds that are available to be able to offset any kind of tax
    increase and again be very, very frugal with each department in
    making sure that we are not overspending and not over utilizing
    funds.”




                               Historical Analysis of
                              Local Purpose Tax Rate
                                   (Budget Levy)
                       1.80
                                                                       1.60
                       1.60                                    1.52
   Budget Levy                                         1.39
                       1.40
                                               1.28
     FY00   1.22               1.22    1.23
     FY01   1.23       1.20                                                            1.10    1.13    1.10
     FY02   1.28                                                               1.02
     FY03   1.39       1.00
     FY04   1.52
     FY05   1.60       0.80
     FY06   1.02 (1)
     FY07   1.10       0.60
     FY08   1.13 (2)
                       0.40
(1) Rates Adjusted
     for Revaluation   0.20
(2) Excluding
     Extraordinary     0.00
     Aid
                              FY 00   FY 01   FY 02   FY 03   FY 04   FY 05   FY 06   FY 07   FY 08   FY 08
                                                                                               (2)    (A ID
                                                                   389

     Mayor Quinn declared a public hearing open for comments on
the Fiscal Year 2008 Budget.

     Paul Porreca: “Good evening Mr. Mayor, Commissioners, my
name is Paul Porreca, I live on Porreca Drive still. Thank you
very much for the presentation, but it’s very comprehensive, it
answered a lot of questions, I only have maybe three or four
questions. On the debt, as I understand it Commissioner the
debt service went from roughly 1.7 million to up around 4
million and the reduction then the 2 million dollars from the
sale what was left over from the sale to the Motorsports Park
was used to reduce that debt service payment, is that correct?”

     Commissioner Derella:   “correct.”

     Paul Porreca: “Okay, so it didn’t reduce the debt, but it
reduced the debt service payment? Do I have that right?

     Lew Thompson and Richard McCarthy:   “It does both.”

     Paul Porreca: “oh, because included in the debt service
payment is principle as well as interest. Okay, but none the
less, next year the debt service payment will still be up around
4 million dollars? Barring anymore borrowing will still be up
around 4 million?

     Lisa Donahue: “No, because the bond anticipation note
that’s budgeted for in fiscal year 2008 will be paid off by the
revenue that’s being anticipated, so that will not exist anymore
so the debt service will go back down to about 1.7 million
dollars including existing, I mean brand new projects”.

     Paul Porreca: “does this budget, this debt number the gross
number which I forget I didn’t see that in the presentation,
does that include the utility’s or is that just the municipal
debt? How much is the debt?”

     Lisa Donahue: “Well, it doesn’t include the utility’s to
the extent that the utility’s are self-liquating, so in New
Jersey when the utility’s are self-liquating and there is a
calculation that is made each year, the gross debt applicable to
a utility is deducted from the gross debt of the municipality.”

     Paul Porreca: “Okay, so what is the…”

     Lisa Donahue: “theory being there if the utility is self-
liquating then the revenues are sufficient enough to pay for
operating expenses and debt service.”

     Paul Porreca: “so what’s the City’s debt absent the
utility’s and then what are the utility’s debt? If it was in the
presentation I missed it.”

     Lisa Donahue: “it’s actually on the budget at the
advertisement that appeared in the newspaper for the budget,
it’s part of that.”

     Paul Porreca: “because, Commissioner Derella is one of
those fast talkers, did you ever see that Seinfeld show where
the fast talker? I thought that was reserved to young people
Commissioner.”

     Lisa Donahue: “Please give us a minute.”
                                                                   390

     Paul Porreca: “sure okay.”

     Lisa Donahue: “Susan Robostello is going to get the debt
statement.”

     Paul Porreca: “then while we are talking about debt and
utility’s, utility’s and debt, it is my understanding we have a
water utility, we have a sewer utility and we now have a Revenue
Allocation District utility and in the sewer utility and the
water utility we have line items for debt service, a line item
for salaries and wages and a line item for operating expenses,
am I right so far commissioner?”

     Commissioner Derella: “correct”

     Paul Porreca: “okay, in my quick look at the budget that I
picked up a couple of weeks ago, in looking at the departments I
saw sewer and water utility with those three items, or sewer
utility, I saw water utility with those three items and when it
came to the RAD utility, it only had one item and that was debt
service. How can you have employees and operating expenses
without having budget appropriations for those things? Unless
they are there and I missed them, I don’t know.”

     Lisa Donahue: “That’s actually a good question and one that
I had when I initially reviewed the budget and first of all the
RAD utility is required to have an operating budget and will
have an operating budget, because the state is requiring that it
be run as a separate legally self-liquating utility so to speak.
The reason there are no, you don’t see salaries and wages and
other expense items as you would as you do with water and sewer
is that initially when the RAD was established by Ordinance,
there was an Ordinance that appropriated start up costs and
those costs associated with running the actual RAD utility, so
the salaries to the extend that the salaries are being incurred
and other operating expenses they are chargeable to grant, I
mean not to the grant, to the bond ordinance”.

     Paul Porreca: “to the borrowed money.”

     Lisa Donahue: “well there is also City money that is part
of that, but yes, yes.”

     Paul Porreca: “there is City money? That wasn’t the
understanding that I had. The understanding I had you borrowed
eight million three hundred and some thousand dollars and that
was the money for the RAD. That was the presentation, it’s City
money that is going to be paid back with City taxes, but it’s
borrowed money.”

     Lisa Donahue: “Right, so a portion of that Ordinance is
attributable to the start up cost of the RAD, so those costs are
being charged against the ordinance and until they are exhausted
and at that point then they will come into play in the operating
budget.”

     Paul Porreca: “are you telling me that the budget is not
going to set out the number for salaries and wages, you are just
going to suck it out of the bond issue?”
                                                                   391

     Lisa Donahue: “well those charges are now being charged
against the bond ordinance and which is completely permitted by
law in accordance with the bond law.”

     Paul Porreca: “regardless of what is permitted by law, why
would you not appropriate the money for your salaries and wages
attributable to the RAD? Commissioner, doesn’t that make sense?
If you have a utility and it’s the same as the sewer and it’s
the same as the water utility?”

      Lisa Donahue: “well you got to remember too, that when the
RAD was established the utility was not established until July
1st of 2007, so you didn’t have a utility as of July 1, 2007”.

     Paul Porreca: “but, this budget carries us into 2008”.

     Lisa Donahue: “correct, correct”

     Lew Thompson: “don’t confuse the years. July 1st for us is
FY08 budget, so even though it’s the July of 2007 as of July 1st
we were already operating under the 2008 concept. The
Department of Community Affairs, the Department of Treasury
established the creation of the Revenue Allocation District with
the Ordinance, until we set this up and go back to them they
will establish and approve and we will publish the
appropriation, wages and revenue and expenditures, this is in
the temporary process and when we go back to DCA, they will set
that forth and we had the parameters for the initial set up and
the fiscal guidelines for the operation of the RAD in the early
stages, which the Local Finance Board and the DCA approved.”

     Paul Porreca: “whether they approved it or not, it makes no
sense. And incidentally, in your budgeted full-time positions I
think, but you were talking too fast for me Commissioner, I
think you said that this budget in full-time position sheet did
not include the RAD employee, did you say that?”

     Commissioner Derella: “there are two new employees, those
two new employees are Derek Leary and Pamela Upham, they are
both RAD employees and that is what a total of new employees are
and they are being paid for out of the RAD bond”.

     Paul Porreca: “I don’t know if that answered the question,
my question is, does this number of 152 include your RAD
employees, yes or no?”

     Commissioner Derella: “yes”

     Paul Porreca: “it does. Okay, so then the statement that it
says down at the bottom under the asterisk that says “includes
water and sewer utility positions” is incomplete, it should say,
or misleading, it should say “includes water and sewer utility’s
budget and positions and RAD positions”.

     Commissioner Derella: “technically yes”

     Paul Porreca: “not technically, there’s nothing technical
about having somebody on the payroll. It either includes them or
it doesn’t”.

     Commissioner Derella: “it does include them I said them on
the statement”.
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     Paul Porreca: “this should be amended to say under the
asterisk that you people wrote “also includes water and sewer
utility’s and RAD utility positions, yes?”

        Commissioner Derella: “correct”

     Paul Porreca: “Okay, that being so why don’t you budget
salaries and wages in your utility? You now, the fact that you
folks use the DCA and say, well they set it, so that makes it
right. You budgeted for the bond payment of one hundred and
ninety five thousand under, at least under the budget that I
read, you have a line item, water utility, sewer utility three
under each you come over to the RAD and all you have is your
debt service, a hundred and ninety five thousand debt service.
So, how much money has been borrowed in the RAD and if you had
borrowed money and you have to have a line item to pay the debt
service and you have hired people who theoretically have
operating expenses I’m sure, why would there not be two items
for that so we can see what is being spent?”

        Commissioner Derella: “I have to defer to Ms. Donahue”.

        Paul Porreca: “you can’t explain that to me Commissioner?”

        Commissioner Derella: “I know that we have a RAD”.

        Paul Porreca: “no wait you can’t explain it to me?”

        Lisa Donahue: “the RAD”

     Paul Porreca: “wait excuse me, I have a question pending
here”.

     Commissioner Derella: “I’m not going to sit here and have
you come after me like you are trying to, no I can’t give you
the complete explanation in the words that need to be said, I
know we have a RAD utility”.

        Paul Porreca: “it just a question, I’m not coming after
you”.

     Commissioner Derella: “we have a RAD utility and I know the
RAD utility is set when we went through the bond and we went
through setting up the process, Dr. Warker stood up to the
microphone and went over what the salaries were going be and
what those appropriations were what we needed to do throughout
the RAD utility, now I will defer in regards to how it affects
the major budget”.

     Lisa Donahue: “the RAD funding was done in accordance with
DCA regulations, the ordinance contained all the costs
associated with the RAD, which included salary and wage items,
included operating expenses. Typically, you know it’s not
unusual for an ordinance to contain salary and wages. If we
were going to go out and build a municipal building, we were
going to use our own employees to work on that project, those
would be capital items chargeable to an ordinance. So, it’s not
unusual to see salaries and wages charged to an ordinance. You
will see a salary and wage line item eventually in the RAD
utility once those funds from the ordinance are exhausted, which
I would anticipate would be another two years from now”.

        Paul Porreca: “once the funds are exhausted?”
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     Lisa Donahue: “once the funds from the ordinance are”

     Paul Porreca: “then they will be a salary and wage line
item?”

     Lisa Donahue: “in the RAD”

     Paul Porreca: “and since the funds are exhausted, where
will that money come from? The municipal budget?”.

     Lew Thompson: “no, they have a revenue source”.

     Lisa Donahue: “they will have revenue source and eventually
they are going to issue bonds and you are going to have debt
service and that will, same thing as if you were going to run a
utility, like same way you would run a water utility, users are
charged a fee, the capital projects that enable the sewer
utility to charge the fees will be off set with debt service, it
works the same way”.

     Paul Porreca: “there are usually titles for hiring’s. Were
there titles set up or were these people just hired without
titles and job descriptions? Were there ordinances adopted
doing that that we missed?”.

     Commissioner Derella: “Yes, titles were set. Derek Leary is
a Subcode Official and he does inspections through the RAD and
the RAD area that was discussed at length before he was hired.
There was an interview process, that was very public, as is Ms.
Upham who handles the loan portfolio’s in regards to the RAD and
what goes on with those monies.”

     Paul Porreca: “Fascinating. The code enforcement surplus I
got messed up there, the number, I forget what page it was on
but you had a number and I think there were two different
numbers somewhere during the presentation concerning code
enforcement. There were two, is one the total income and is
another excess money, did you say excess money that goes into
the budget?”

     Commissioner Derella: “I didn’t say excess, I said that
there was five hundred thousand dollars that was generated in
the construction office that was put into basically surplus and
was able to be utilized to help offset the tax increase as it is
done every single year. If he generates above and beyond what
it costs for him to run his department”.

     Paul Porreca: “that is what I wanted to know, you are
answering it there. So, in other words you take the total fees
that come in, in connection with that construction office”

     Commissioner Derella: “correct”

     Paul Porreca: “and then you take all of the expenses that
are allocated to that office, right?”

     Commissioner Derella: “correct”

     Paul Porreca: “and what you are telling me is there was a
number in excess of that that went into surplus, what was that
number?”
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     Commissioner Derella: “five hundred thousand dollars”

     Paul Porreca: “Okay, alright. I think that’s it and did I
understand this, we had a fifty three million dollar ratable
increase in the one year, is that what you said?”

     Commissioner Derella: “fifty three point five”.

     Paul Porreca: “and then there was two million, two and a
quarter million dollars from the sale of the New Jersey
Motorsports Park that went into the budget as revenue as the
debt payment. Okay, and yet we got a tax rate increase, okay
thank you”.

     Commissioner Derella: “three cents”

     Mayor Quinn: “anyone else who would like to speak on the
budget, I’m going to close the public hearing on the budget, any
final comments?”

     Lisa Donahue: “The question was asked what the outstanding
balances were for the gross debt for the City, just the
utilities. The Water Utility gross debt as of June 30, 2007 was
2.7 million, Sewer Utility, 10.1 million, roughly. Those gross
debt figures don’t go against the 3.5 percent debt limitation
imposed by the State of New Jersey, because the utilities were
self-liquidating at June 30, 2007, which means that the revenues
were sufficient to support the appropriations, as has been the
case through all the years I’ve known in the City of Millville.
The debt limitation or the debt percentage for the City is 1.34
percent. Once again, they’re permitted to go up to 3.5 percent
of the equalized valuation, so they are well within that 3.5
percent range.”
     Paul Porreca: “there would be two other debt numbers that
would be the City’s Debt and the RAD…”

     Lisa Donahue: “Okay, the City’s Debt is 16, almost 17
million, $16,954,000.00 and that’s the only debt that goes
against the debt limitation percentage. The RAD debt at this
point is $450,000.00, as of June 30, 2007.”

     There being no further comments Mayor Quinn declared the
public hearing closed and asked for comments from the
Commissioners.

     Commissioner Derella: ”Just the fact that we went through
the budget, we started out with a little over an 11 cent tax
increase and we were able to with hard work and, again running
the City hopefully a little bit better every single year. We
were able to get that down to a 3 cent tax increase and
hopefully, again the State of New Jersey will understand our
budget, which I’m sure they do and see the need for us to be
able to acquire and have them give us another $427,000.00, which
would give us another reduction to $1.10, which would be the
same as last year. Again, we recognize that discretionary aid
or extraordinary aid, whatever they’re going to call it is not
going to continue to exist and we need to make the provisions
that we are doing to get off of that money and to be able to be
self-sustaining for our budget. No one likes taxes, it’s a bad
word, it’s a bad thing, I feel the same tax increase when it
goes up in my household, as do other people and again, it’s the
bad part of the job and we need to make sure that we continually
fight and keep that under control to the best of our ability.
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We do argue back and forth with ourselves when we go through the
budget process on things that my fellow Commissioners would like
to have, but we’ve done a very good job going back and forth and
setting what we think is a very fair budget and again, we will
continue to work to try to find savings every minute of every
day, as far as the department heads are concerned. Thank you.”

     Mayor Quinn:   “thank you.”

     Commissioner Parent: “If I may just ask one question. The
$400,000.00 of Extraordinary Aid, if we get that from the State
of New Jersey we will apply that and that will be a zero tax
increase?”

     Commissioner Derella:   “correct.”

     Commissioner Parent: “so, what we’re looking at is, and I
think that has to be perfectly made clear and I’m sure and I’m
hoping and I’m praying like everyone else and through a lot of
efforts and a lot of people that we receive that $400,000.00,
which is a lot less, Commissioner, than we’ve ever asked before
by the State and that there will be no tax increase in 2008. Is
that correct?”

     Commissioner Derella: “Correct, we’ve traditionally asked
for $900,000.00, we recognize that as our financial position
improves we need to make sure that we demonstrate that and ask
appropriately for the funds that we believe we deserve based on
our overall financial rate and what’s going on in the County of
Cumberland. We are faced with, you know, increases from the
county, which we understand why with their Public Safety budget.
But, again we’re hoping that they will again grace us with that
number and get it down to a zero increase.”

     There being no further comments Mayor Quinn stated the
public comment portion was closed.

     Director Derella made a motion to table Resolution No. A-
5942 until final certification and approval from the Department
of Community Affairs and Designation of the Extraordinary Aid
Application.

     Director Hollingshead seconded the motion.

     The motion was passed, by the following vote.   Yeas:
Shannon, Parent, Derella, Hollingshead and Quinn.

     Resolution No. A-5943 authorizing adjustments to the Tax
and Utility Records was adopted, by the following vote. Yeas:
Shannon, Parent, Derella, Hollingshead and Quinn.

     Resolution No. A-5944 authorizing the City of Millville to
enter into an Interlocal Services Agreement with the City of
Vineland and Cumberland County College for operation of a Mobile
Training Unit with Cumberland County College being designated as
the “Lead Agency” for the period covering January 1, 2008
through December 31, 2008, with the City of Millville’s
contribution to be in the amount of $15,000.00 for the operating
expenses of the Mobile Training Unit subject to the availability
of Urban Enterprise Zone Assistance Funds was adopted, by the
following vote. Yeas: Shannon, Parent, Derella, Hollingshead
and Quinn.
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     Resolution No. A-5945 authorizing the Tax Collector to
cancel Certificate of Sale #07-00041 dated October 4, 2007 re:
Block 140, Lot 8 and change the owner of record from Unknown
Owner to William Weatherby determined by the Tax Assessor to be
the owner and for the Tax Collector to Bill William Weatherby
2006 and 2007 taxes on Block 140, Lot 8 was adopted, by the
following vote. Yeas: Shannon, Parent, Derella, Hollingshead
and Quinn.

     Resolution No. A-5946 authorizing the Tax Assessor to
rescind one tax abatement effective January 1, 2008, in
accordance with N.J.S.A. 40:21-1 et seq., Block 574, Lot 7.06,
Genesis Land Holdings, LLC, 1601 Eden Road and the Tax Collector
to issue a bill in the amount of $73,849.28 to the property
owner for the tax which would have otherwise been payable in
2007 as if no abatement had been granted due to said property no
longer meets the conditions for qualifying was adopted, by the
following vote. Yeas: Shannon, Parent, Derella, Hollingshead
and Quinn.

     Resolution No. A-5947 authorizing Hazardous Discharge Site
Remediation Municipal Grant Agreement and to accept grant
funding in the amount of $2,166,873.00 from the Hazardous
Discharge Site Remediation Fund Municipal Grant Program through
the Department of Environmental Protection and the NJ Economic
Development Authority for remedial investigation and report
preparation at the Millville Airport Industrial Park Expansion
property and Pace & Associates, Inc., has been awarded a
contract to perform the remediation activities at the site was
adopted, by the following vote. Yeas: Shannon, Parent,
Derella, Hollingshead and Quinn.

     Resolution No. A-5948 authorizing submission of application
to the NJ Urban Enterprise Zone Assistance Fund for funding from
the Enterprise Zone Assistance Fund in the amount of $286,881.00
was read by the City Clerk/Administrator.

     Mayor Quinn declared a public hearing open and asked if any
person present wished to be heard.

     There being no response Mayor Quinn declared the public
hearing closed and asked for a roll call on the motion.

     Resolution No. A-5948 authorizing submission of application
to the NJ Urban Enterprise Zone Assistance Fund for funding from
the Enterprise Zone Assistance Fund in the amount of $286,881.00
for the renewal of three Police Officers – Year 17 for an 18
month time frame beginning January 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009
with the City of Millville providing a 20% match of $71,722.00
was adopted, by the following vote. Yeas: Shannon, Parent,
Derella, Hollingshead and Quinn.

     Director Parent submitted the appropriate certification as
to the availability of funds.

     Resolution No. A-5949 authorizing submission of application
to the NJ Urban Enterprise Zone Authority for funding from the
Enterprise Zone Assistance Fund in the amount of $120,200.00 was
read by the City Clerk/Administrator.

     Mayor Quinn declared a public hearing open and asked if any
person present wished to be heard.
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     There being no response Mayor Quinn declared the public
hearing closed and asked for a roll call on the motion.

     Resolution No. A-5949 authorizing submission of application
to the NJ Urban Enterprise Zone Authority for funding from the
Enterprise Zone Assistance Fund in the amount of $120,200.00 for
the renewal of one Fire Fighter – Year 16 for an 18 month time
frame beginning January 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009 with the
City of Millville providing a 20% match of $30,049.00 was
adopted, by the following vote. Yeas: Shannon, Parent,
Derella, Hollingshead and Quinn.

     Director Parent submitted the appropriate certification as
to the availability of funds.

     Resolution No. A-5950 authorizing submission of application
to the NJ Urban Enterprise Zone Authority for funding from the
Enterprise Zone Assistance Fund in the amount of $379,670.00 was
read by the City Clerk/Administrator.

     Mayor Quinn declared a public hearing open and asked if any
person present wished to be heard.

     There being no response Mayor Quinn declared the public
hearing closed and asked for a roll call on the motion.

     Resolution No. A-5950 authorizing submission of application
to the NJ Urban Enterprise Zone Authority for funding from the
Enterprise Zone Assistance Fund in the amount of $379,670.00 for
the Tourism Marketing Project – Year Five beginning January 1,
2008 through December 31, 2008 was adopted, by the following
vote. Yeas: Shannon, Parent, Derella, Hollingshead and Quinn.

     Director Parent submitted the appropriate certification as
to the availability of funds.

     Resolution No. A-5951 authorizing submission to the NJ
Urban Enterprise Zone Authority for funding from the Enterprise
Zone Assistance Fund in the amount of $136,285.00 was read by
the City Clerk/Administrator.

     Mayor Quinn declared a public hearing open and asked if any
person present wished to be heard.

     There being no response Mayor Quinn declared the public
hearing closed and asked for a roll call on the motion.

     Resolution No. A-5951 authorizing submission to the NJ
Urban Enterprise Zone Authority for funding from the Enterprise
Zone Assistance Fund in the amount of $136,285.00 to fund the
Millville Main Street/MDC Operating Budget – Year 3 beginning
January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008 was adopted, by the
following vote. Yeas: Shannon, Parent, Derella, Hollingshead
and Quinn.

     Resolution No. A-5952 authorizing submission to the NJ
Urban Enterprise Zone Authority for funding from the Enterprise
Zone Assistance Fund in the amount of $15,000.00 was read by the
City Clerk/Administrator.

     Mayor Quinn declared a public hearing open and asked if any
person present wished to be heard.
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     There being no response Mayor Quinn declared the public
hearing closed and asked for a roll call on the motion.

     Resolution No. A-5952 authorizing submission to the NJ
Urban Enterprise Zone Authority for funding from the Enterprise
Zone Assistance Fund in the amount of $15,000.00 for the renewal
of Cumberland County College Mobile Learning Center – Year 12
beginning January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008 was adopted,
by the following vote. Yeas: Shannon, Parent, Derella,
Hollingshead and Quinn.

     Director Derella submitted the appropriate certification as
to the availability of funds.

     Resolution No. A-5953 authorizing Dedication by Rider of
Revenues to collect a cost for parking offenses which can be
used to cover the costs to administer the program and will be
accounted for under the title of Reserve for Parking Offense
Adjudication Act (POAA) was adopted, by the following vote.
Yeas: Shannon, Parent, Derella, Hollingshead and Quinn.

     Resolution No. A-5954 acknowledging acceptance as sponsor
of a loan to Union Lake Supermarket, LLC for a portion of the
permanent financing for a supermarket in the amount of
$1,250,000.00 by the NJ Economic Development Authority, Local
Development Financing Fund in connection with a project located
within the City of Millville was adopted, by the following vote.
Yeas: Shannon, Parent, Derella, Hollingshead and Quinn.

     Commissioner Derella stated this is a support resolution on
behalf of the applicant to be considered for the approval and
receipt of funds from the State of New Jersey.

     Resolution No. A-5955 authorizing the City of Millville to
join with the County of Cumberland, the Lead Agency in a grant
application for PARIS funding to collaborate in the performance
of Records Reorganization, Purging and Shelving and leverage the
City’s eligible funding in the amount of $50,000.00 was adopted,
by the following vote. Yeas: Shannon, Parent, Derella,
Hollingshead and Quinn.

     Commissioner Derella called upon Susan Robostello for
comments.

     Susan Robostello made the following comments:

     “Three or four years ago the State of New Jersey granted
the County of Cumberland a grant in the amount of 1.2 million
dollars for Records Management in the County. This is the 4th
year now and they’ve made funding available to municipalities in
addition to the County. But, the state is encouraging Shared
Services and we would have a better chance of getting our
$50,000.00 if we apply for and leverage that $50,000.00 along
with the other municipalities in the County. So, we have
decided to do that, so tonight we’re going to do the letter of
support to join with the county and if we are successful in
getting that award from the state it will be used for a records
inventory and then for purging of all documents that most
municipalities in this county are storing in attics and
basements and warehouses that are no longer needed or required
to be kept pursuant to the Division of Archives and Records
Management Retention Schedule. So, this basically will help us
organize the records, purge what’s no longer needed and if
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there’s any money left, then we’ll buy some shelving to put out
to 15th Street in order to store the records that we are required
to keep in a more efficient manner.”

     Resolution No. A-5956 authorizing open ended contract
awarded to Cargill, Inc., Deicing Technology Business Unit,
24950 Country Club Boulevard, Suite 450, North Olmsted, OH 44070
through the Cumberland County Cooperative Pricing System for
supplying and delivering rock salt to the City of Millville in
the amount of $52.91 per ton for the period covering August 1,
2007 to July 31, 2008 was adopted, by the following vote. Yeas:
Shannon, Parent, Derella, Hollingshead and Quinn.

     Director Derella submitted the appropriate certification as
to the availability of funds.

     Resolution No. A-5957 authorizing the bid threshold for
contracting units to be amended from $29,000.00 to $21,000.00
and the quotation threshold for all purchases be amended from
$4,350.00 to $3,150.00 effective November 1, 2007 due to the
retirement of Ronald Charlesworth in accordance with the Local
Public Contracts Law, N.J.S.A. 40A:11-2 was adopted, by the
following vote. Yeas: Shannon, Parent, Derella, Hollingshead
and Quinn.

     A motion was made to authorize the following Special Event
Permit on Public Lands Application:

     a) Parade and Pep Rally to be held on November 21, 2007,
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. sponsored by the Millville Senior High
School/PTSA

     The motion was passed, by the following vote.           Yeas:
Shannon, Parent, Derella, Hollingshead and Quinn.

     The City Clerk/Administrator read the following report from
Engineering regarding bids received for Street Patching and
Utility Repairs 2007 held on October 16, 2007, 10:00 a.m.

To:     Mayor and Commissioners
From:   John Knoop
Re:     Street Patching and Utility Repairs 2007
Date:   October 30, 2007

      On Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at 10:00 AM the Millville Purchasing Board
received bids for "Street Patching and Utility Repairs 2007". There was one
(1) bid received for the project. The bid was analyzed based on the median of
the range of items presented resulting in a total comparison price of
$77,000.000. The Engineer's estimate based on the median of the range of
items presented is $97,500.00. Funds for this project are available in the
amount of $30,000.00 from the Sewer Utility and $20,000.00 from the Water
Utility.

      Based on the review of bids received and the availability of funds, I
recommend award to Arbrisco Enterprises, Inc., Bogden Blvd., Building #514,
Millville, NJ 08332 in the amount not to exceed $50,000.00 based upon their
successful low bid for this project.

     Resolution No. A-5958 authorizing award of Bid to Arbrisco
Enterprises, Inc., Bogden Boulevard, Millville, New Jersey in
the amount of $50,000.00 was adopted, by the following vote.
Yeas: Shannon, Parent, Derella, Hollingshead and Quinn.

     Director Derella submitted the appropriate certification as
to the availability of funds.
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     The City Clerk/Administrator read the following report from
Engineering regarding bids received for South Fifteenth Street
Public Works Facility – Building Rehabilitation:

                                         October 29, 2007

Mayor and Commissioners:

      On July 12, 2007 and August 21, 2007 the Millville Purchasing Board
received bids for "South Fifteenth Street Public Works Facility - Building
Rehabilitation", and on both occasions rejected said bids for being
substantially in excess of the Engineer's Estimate and not reasonable in
price. On September 4, 2007, the City Commission authorized to enter into
negotiations for a contract for this work as permitted in accordance with the
provisions of the Local Public Contracts Law - NJ.A.C 40:11A. Accordingly, the
Engineering Department sent Notice of Intent to Negotiate to the five (5)
bidders that submitted bids on the second occasion. Three (3) of those bidders
responded with interest to participate in the negotiation process. Negotiation
meetings were conducted by the Millville Engineering Department in conjunction
with the City's consulting architect, Bruce D. Turner, AlA.

      The negotiation process was initiated on the basis of the second receipt
of bids which included a base bid amount and seven (7) alternate deduct bid
items for possible consideration. The Engineer and Architect reviewed the
project scope individually with the three (3) participating bidders and
developed a list of nineteen (19) additional potential cost-savings items for
consideration. Bidders were also requested to further evaluate the scope of
the project on their own, including reviews with their subcontractors and
material suppliers, to identify any additional potential cost savings measures
they felt were relevant to the project. This process resulted in a total of
seventeen (17) addition potential deduct items being submitted by the bidders.

      All information submitted as part of the negotiation process was
reviewed in detail by the Engineer and Architect and analyzed for feasibility,
practicality, and cost-benefit. All potential deduct items were further
defined as being true-value savings, work necessary to the project but to be
done by City forces (or others), or work necessary to the project but simply
being deferred to a future phase of construction. Final decisions on the
acceptance or rejection of negotiation items were made based upon the
recommendations   of  the   Engineer  and   Architect  in   consultation  with
Commissioner Derella and Commissioner Shannon. The final negotiation process
resulted in contract proposals from the three (3) participating bidders in the
amounts of $827,292.00, $844,259.00, and $882,854.92. The Architect's cost
estimate for this phase of work was $812,625.00 base-estimate plus a
recommended 15% contingency for a total budget estimate of $934,519.00. Monies
for this project are available through Municipal Bond Ordinance No. 22-2005.

      Based on review of the negotiated bid proposals submitted, I hereby
recommend award of contract to Capri Construction Company, Inc., 4266 Post
Road, Vineland, New Jersey 08360 for their successful low negotiated bid in
the amount of $827,292.00.
                                        Respectfully Submitted,
                                        Richard S. Jones, PE, CME
                                        Assistant Municipal Engineer

     A motion was passed to receive and file the correspondence,
by the following vote: Yeas: Shannon, Parent, Derella,
Hollingshead and Quinn.

     Resolution No. A-5959 authorizing award of Bid to Capri
Construction Co., 4266 Post Road, Vineland, NJ in the amount of
$827,292.00 was adopted, by the following vote. Yeas: Shannon,
Parent, Derella, Hollingshead and Quinn.
     Director Shannon submitted the appropriate certification as
to the availability of funds.

     The City Clerk/Administrator read the following report from
Engineering regarding bids received for Proposal for the
Construction of an Airport Industrial Park Road Extension held
on October 30, 2007, 10:00 a.m.
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To:     Mayor and Commissioners
From:   John Knoop
Re:     Airport Industrial Park Road Extension
Date:   November 2, 2007

      The Purchasing Board received bids for the above project on October 30,
2007. There was much interest in the project, with 5 bidders submitting
proposals. The bids ranged from a low of $444,777.50 to a high of $651,459.00.
The low bid was submitted by E. Sambol Corporation of Toms River, NJ. The
engineer's estimate for the project was $429,666.00.

      Based on my review of the proposals, I recommend awarding of contract in
the amount of $444,777.50 to the low bidder E. Sambol Corporation of Toms
River, NJ 08754 at the November 5, 2007 Commission Meeting.

        Please contact me if you have any questions regarding this matter.
C:      Joe Pantalone

     A motion was passed to receive and file the correspondence,
by the following vote: Yeas: Shannon, Parent, Derella,
Hollingshead and Quinn.

     Resolution No. A-5960 authorizing award of Bid to E. Sambol
Corporation of PO Box 5110, Toms River, NJ in the amount
$444,777.50 was adopted, by the following vote. Yeas: Shannon,
Parent, Derella, Hollingshead and Quinn.

     Director Shannon submitted the appropriate certification as
to the availability of funds.

     A motion was made to authorize the City Clerk to advertise
for bids for the following:

 a) Furnishing Various Chemical Supplies – 2008 & 2009 with
    said bids to be returned to the Purchasing Board on
    Tuesday, December 18, 2007, at 10:00 a.m.

     The motion was passed, by the following vote.              Yeas:
Shannon, Parent, Derella, Hollingshead and Quinn.

     A motion was made to approve Bingo and Raffle Licenses on
behalf of the following:

 a) Bingo License #203 on behalf of B.P.O. Elks Lodge #580,
    each Thursday beginning January 3, 2008 through December
    18, 2008
 b) Raffle License #830 on behalf of B.P.O. Elks Lodge #580,
    50/50 cash, off premise the last Friday of each month
    beginning January 25, 2008 through December 26, 2008
 c) Raffle License #831 on behalf of B.P.O. Elks Lodge #580,
    Pull Tabs beginning January 1, 2008 through December 31,
    2008
 d) Raffle License #832 on behalf of B.P.O. Elks Lodge #580,
    50/50 cash, on premise each Thursday beginning January 3,
    2007 through December 26, 2008
 e) Raffle License #833 on behalf of Nabb Leslie Post 82
    American Legion, 50/50 cash, off premise the last Tuesday
    of each month beginning January 29, 2008 through December
    30, 2008

     The aforesaid Bingo and Raffle Licenses were ordered,
received, filed and the proper officials authorized to execute
same, by the following vote. Yeas: Shannon, Parent, Derella,
Hollingshead and Quinn.
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     The City Clerk/Administrator read the following
correspondence requesting the purchase of City owned property
for the following:

 a) Erick Taylor 704 Hemlock Drive re: Block 184, Lot 2729,
    2730 and 2731
 b) David W. Vanaman 416 Cedar Lane re: Block 70, Lot 114

     A motion was passed to receive, file and refer same to the
appropriate City Officials for review and recommendation, by the
following vote: Yeas: Shannon, Parent, Derella, Hollingshead
and Quinn.

      The City Clerk/Administrator read correspondence from
Georgeanna Wright requesting vacating of alley, Block 533,
between Pear Street and Plum Street on Walnut Avenue to be
divided among residents.

     A motion was passed to receive, file and refer same to the
appropriate City Officials for review and recommendation, by the
following vote: Yeas: Shannon, Parent, Derella, Hollingshead
and Quinn.

      A motion was passed to authorize letter of intent to be
sent to the County of Cumberland to participate with the County
in leveraging the City’s eligible funding for Phase IV of PARIS
Grant Funding in the amount of $50,000.00 in a grant application
for records reorganization, purging and shelving, by the
following vote: Yeas: Shannon, Parent, Derella, Hollingshead
and Quinn.

      A motion was passed to authorize a Request and
Authorization for Records Disposal received from Suzanne Olah,
Tax Collector regarding various tax/water and journal reports,
billing levies, tax bills (duplicate or advisory), search
requests, trial balances and tax bill stubs, by the following
vote: Yeas: Shannon, Parent, Derella, Hollingshead and Quinn.

     A motion was passed to authorize an agreement with the
County of Cumberland and the Municipal Alliance to Prevent
Alcoholism and Drug Abuse for the period covering January 1,
2008 through December 31, 2008, by the following vote: Yeas:
Shannon, Parent, Derella, Hollingshead and Quinn.

     Mayor Quinn stated: “We have now reached the public
comment portion of our meeting. Anyone who would like to
address the commission, please go to the podium, state your
name, and address your concerns. Please limit your comments to
approximately 5 minutes.”

     Robert Tesoroni: “Good evening Mr. Mayor and
Commissioners, Bob Tesoroni, Howard Street in Millville.
Sometime back I had occasion to attend a Zoning Board Meeting in
which a variance was being applied for on Bluebird Lane to
change it from light industrial by Liberty Park into
residential. That was turned down at that time and at that
meeting Miss Warker attended that meeting and spoke out against
the application. I had occasion last week to attend the Zoning
Board Meeting in which Liberty again, is applying for a variance
this time in our Industrial Park. The Gateway to our Industrial
Park off of Route 47 and there was no one here to speak against
it, although it was postponed, which I guess is favorable for
us. But, it’s my understanding that meetings have been held,
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closed door meetings have been held or closed to the public on
possibly acquiring additional industrial land throughout the
City for the City of Millville. Mr. Ayres says that we need
this. That may or may not have happened, but why would we be
giving up our industrial land at the gateway to our Industrial
Park to residential…”

        Mayor Quinn:   “I certainly wouldn’t like to see us do that,
Bob…”

     Commissioner Derella: “but, that’s owned by private
people, so the City doesn’t own that land…”

     Bob Tesoroni: “I understand that, but they’re requesting a
variance, they need the variance in order to accomplish that and
I would think that somebody from City would be there and speak
out against it. After the meeting and in speaking with a couple
of the board members, they were in the dark as to whether the
City would have any objection to it at all. Well they had an
objection to Liberty Village going to Bluebird Lane. I would
think that maybe we would, concerning that also. That’s all I
have.”

     There being no further comments Mayor Quinn declared the
public comment portion closed.

     The meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair
by the following vote. Yeas: Shannon, Parent, Derella,
Hollingshead and Quinn.

Approved: November 19, 2007
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  City Clerk/Administrator
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                        BILL LIST
                    CITY OF MILLVILLE
               MEETING OF NOVEMBER 5, 2007
ACTION SIGNS & AWARDS                            418.00
ADAMS, REHMANN & HEGGAN ASSOC.                12,541.00
AGATE CONSTRUCTION CO., INC.                 149,751.85
ALERT-ALL CORPORATION                             95.00
ALLIED CONTROL SERVICES, INC.                  1,666.04
ALL INDUSTRIAL SAFETY PROD INC                   285.24
AMERICAN AQUATIC TESTING INC                     970.00
A&M PRODUCTS                                     472.54
ANIMAL CARE EQUIPMENT/SERV INC                   625.62
ARSENAL SOUND CO.                              1,400.00
ARTISAN SIGN WORKS                               170.00
SCOTT PACE                                       770.00
AT&T INFORMATION SYSTEMS                         515.45
ATLANTIC CO ASSN CHIEFS POLICE                   750.00
ATLANTIC CO UTILITIES AUTHORTY                17,162.75
ATLANTIC CITY ELECTRIC                         2,374.71
BANC OF AMERICA LEASING, INC.                    384.14
BAYSHORE DISCOVERY PROJECT                       250.00
BEACON CYCLING & FITNESS                         254.93
BETHEL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION                   447.50
BIRCH'S COMMUNICATIONS                         8,013.59
B J ROASTERS                                     143.17
BOWMAN & COMPANY                              16,000.00
CANON BUSINESS SOLUTIONS                       1,373.35
CATERINA SUPPLY INC.                             371.00
DERIC CHEESEMAN                                   20.00
JOSEPH M. CHIARELLO, ESQ.                        200.00
HENRY CIFALOGLIO, INC.                           810.00
CITY OF MILLVILLE                             14,562.64
CITY MILLVILLE PAYROLL DED ACC               317,186.85
CITY OF MILLVILLE PETTY CASH                     128.07
CITY OF MILLVILLE UTILITY                      2,677.00
CLARKE CATON HINTZ, INC.                       7,394.94
CLOUD GEHSHAN ASSOCIATES                      16,720.58
COBRA ELECT                                       48.64
COMCAST                                          234.50
COMPRESSED AIR SYSTEM, INC.                    5,471.40
CONNEY SAFETY PRODUCTS, INC                       56.98
CONTRACTOR SERVICE, INC.                         306.00
CORROSION CONTROL, CORP.                      95,300.00
COUNTY OF CUMBERLAND                              75.00
CUMBERLAND COUNTY HEALTH DEPT.                   100.00
CCIA                                             141.95
CUMBERLAND FIRE PROTECTION                     1,078.25
CUMBERLAND REMINDER                            1,170.00
CUMBERLAND-SALEM CONSERVATION                    820.00
RICHARD H. DANIELS, ESQ.                         309.00
DARE'S FEED & PET SUPPLY                          94.34
DEERFIELD ELECTRIC                             8,488.86
DELTRONICS CORP                                4,074.11
DISPLAY SALES, INC.                              474.00
EDWARD DUFFY, ESQ.                             1,001.00
EARTH TECH CONTRACTING, INC.                  28,600.00
EB&J LLC                                          90.00
ELMER DOOR COMPANY, INC.                         137.00
JOSEPH C. ELWELL, SR.                            437.50
E. SAMBOL CORP.                              307,573.30
EXECUTIVE BUSINESS PROD. CORP.                 1,109.59
EMERGENCY PRODUCTS INC/FIREPWR                   500.00
FLEET CAPITAL LEASING, INC.                      318.00
FORT DEARBORN LIFE INSURANCE                   1,803.90
FRA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.                           450.00
                                                405

GALLO'S GMC TRUCK SALES, INC.          389.66
GARDEN STATE HIGHWAY PROD. INC         150.00
GENTILINI FORD, INC.                 1,526.03
GIORADANO'S WASTE DISP., LLC           737.06
GLOCK, INC.                            260.00
GLOUCESTER CO. POLICE ACADEMY           20.00
GOVDEALS                               246.47
GPM ASSOCIATES, INC.                 3,000.00
GRAINGER                               595.42
GRANTURK EQUIPMENT CO., INC.         1,298.25
GRAPHICUS COMMUNICATION, LLC           969.00
GREENBAUM, ROWE, SMITH AND             906.50
HACH COMPANY, INC.                   1,322.51
HD SUPPLY WATERWORKS, LTD            9,161.34
HOWARD HEE                             375.00
DANIEL HOFFMAN, ESQ.                   400.00
HOLLY CITY TIRE, LLC                   897.54
HOWELL HARDWARE                      2,378.95
SUE ELLEN HYSON                         40.00
THE INCREDIBLE BULK                    200.00
RICHARD S JONES                        247.80
JOHN W KRAUSE                            9.95
LANDSMAN UNIFORMS INC.               1,120.00
LAWMEN SUPPLY CO, INC.               4,755.05
LAWN TECH                            1,909.36
LILLISTON CHRYSLER/PLYM., INC.          47.39
LOWE'S CO., INC.                       285.26
LYNN'S DELI                            113.95
MARC PUBLISHING CO, INC.               255.00
GLADIS MCGRAW                        4,000.00
METCALF & EDDY, INC.                23,695.50
MIG ENVIRONMENTAL, LLC                 200.00
MILLER ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP INC      10,683.55
MILLVILLE AUTOMOTIVE, INC.             830.74
MILLVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE        2,000.00
MILLVILLE DEVELOPMENT CORP          29,118.15
MUNICIPAL INFORMATION SYS. INC       1,200.00
MISSION COMMUNICATIONS, LLC          6,253.00
MODERN GROUP POWER SYSTEM              657.70
MOORE-WALLACE NORTH AMERICA            266.32
NATIONAL SEMINARS GROUP                174.00
VERIZON                              6,958.23
NJBIZ                                   64.95
NJ CONFERENCE OF MAYORS                695.00
NJ STATE LEAGUE MUNICIPALITIES          85.00
ODB, INC.                              755.00
TODD OLIVER & SONS, LLC              1,110.00
JOHN PANGBURN FENCING                  175.00
PENN-JERSEY MACHINERY, INC.            273.86
THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER              151.84
POSTMASTER, CITY OF MILLVILLE        6,000.00
PREMIER CHEMICALS, LLC               5,523.65
THE PRESS & SUNDAY PRESS, INC.          39.96
PRINT SOLUTIONS PLUS, INC.             407.66
QUALITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.         2,539.35
QUALITY CONTROL LABS, INC.           2,429.00
QUALITY FIRST, INC.                    237.00
R. A. WALTERS & SON, INC.            2,951.50
DEBRA REED                              91.18
RENTAL MAT SERVICE, INC.               272.09
RIVERFRONT RECYCLING AND            20,500.00
S & S WORLDWIDE, INC.                  208.30
HEATHER SANTORO                         56.69
SCHWAAB, INC.                           33.99
DOREEN SEDDON                           31.04
CUMBERLAND COUNTY TREASURER      4,708,357.37
SIRCHIE FINGER PRINT LAB INC.          921.43
                                                   406

SOUTH JERSEY HEALTHCARE                  714.50
SJ OVERHEAD DOOR, INC.                   349.50
SJ PAPER PRODUCTS, INC.                   16.60
SOUTH STATE INC                        1,508.12
STAPLES, INC.                          1,046.64
STATE TOXICOLOGY LABORATORY              210.00
STEELMAN PHOTO SUPPLIES                  601.20
SUNSET ENTERPRISES, INC.               2,274.64
JOSEPH SUTHERLAND                      1,219.52
SYNERTECH INC, ENVIRONMENTAL             300.00
TELEQ NETWORK SOLUTIONS                  637.00
TEPS POWER EQUIPMENT, INC.             4,095.81
THIS & THAT UNIFORMS, LLC                540.00
TOMLIN BROTHERS AUTO BODY, INC         2,445.51
THE TRAINING SCHOOL                    3,870.00
TREASURER, STATE OF NJ                   390.00
TRI-CITY PAPER & JAN. SUPPLIES           498.62
TROUT PRINTING & PUBLISHING CO           745.00
URBAN ENTERPRISE ZONE                  4,148.35
U.S. LUBES, LLC                        3,091.80
VERN'S PLACE 4 PARTS                      50.00
VINELAND AUTO ELECTRIC, INC.              77.50
VITAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.             2,875.30
KIM WARKER                               138.71
WEINSTEIN SUPPLY CORPORATION             152.67
WESTERN TERMITE & PEST CONTROL           270.00
WEST GROUP, INC.                         739.62
KATHRYN BROWN                         17,075.00
ROSE MARIE MCGREGOR                    5,920.00
JOSEPHINE RADCLIFFE                      200.00
MICHAEL ROMANIK                        1,000.00
ANN M. SAINSOTT                        3,190.00
CUMBERLAND COUNTY SHERIFF DEPT        13,245.38
K HOVNANIAN HOMES                      3,122.08
COUNTRY WIDE TAX SERVICES                722.41
RONALD G. DEHAINAUT                      250.00
JOSSPH & DARLENE LIVINGSTON              593.21

TOTAL BILLS FOR MEETING 11/05/07    5,989,059.51


CITY OF MILLVILLE SALARY ACCOUNT     264,134.66
CITY OF MILLVILLE SALARY ACCOUNT     266,027.57
CITY OF MILLVILLE SALARY ACCOUNT     308,495.59

TOTAL SALARY FOR MEETING 11/05/07    838,657.82


TOTAL BILLS & SALARY FOR 11/05/07   6,827,717.33

				
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