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					                           BOROUGH of GARWOOD

                              Regular MINUTES of the
                               COUNCIL MEETING
                                     December 14, 2010

The Regular Meeting of the Mayor and Council was held in Council Chambers and called
to order at 7:59 p.m. by Mayor McCarthy. He asked all present to participate in a moment
of silence, followed by a salute to the flag.

Adequate notice of this meeting was provided to the Star Ledger advertised on January 4,
2010, and the Cranford Chronicle advertised on January 8, 2010 and prominently posted
on the municipal public bulletin board and filed in the office of the municipal clerk
informing the Public of the time and place according to the Provisions of the Open Public
Meeting Law (Chapter 231, P.L. 1975).


ROLL CALL:
Municipal Clerk Christina Ariemma administered Roll Call. The Members Present were:
Mayor McCarthy
Council President Napolitano               Councilman Petruzzelli
Councilman Hak                             Councilman Sluka
Councilman Linken                          Councilman Sytko

Also Present: Borough Administrator/Clerk Christina Ariemma and Borough Attorney
Robert Renaud.

Motion to suspend the regular order of business to hold public hearing on the Union
County Community Development Block Grant Proposal for the Year 37 as advertised in
the Cranford Chronicle on November 26, 2010 and December 3, 2010, and to adopt
Resolution No. 10-281, appointing Philip J. Lewis as Probationary Patrolman was made
by Councilman Sluka, seconded by Councilman Linken.

The Mayor asked the Clerk if she has received any applications or correspondence. None.

The Mayor asked if any one wishes to be heard concerning CDBG applications.
Bruce Paterson, 325 Willow Avenue asked if this is the same as last year. Mayor
McCarthy responded yes.

Motion to close public hearing on the Union County Community Development Block
Grant Proposal for the Year 37 was made by Councilman Sluka, seconded by Councilman
Linken

Motion to submit applications:
      Borough of Garwood’s Year 37 Applications:
      Senior Citizen Program                                            $ 25,000.00
      Senior Citizen Transportation                                     $ 12,000.00
      Senior Citizen Handyman Program                                   $ 10,000.00

Motion to submit applications for the Senior Citizen Program, Senior Citizen
Transportation and Senior Citizen Handyman Program was made by Councilman Sytko,
seconded by Councilman Linken, whereupon Mayor McCarthy directed Roll Call,
Council President Napolitano-Aye, Councilman Hak-Aye, Councilman Linken-Aye,
Councilman Petruzzelli-Aye, Councilman Sluka –Aye, Councilman Sytko-Aye. All Ayes.

                               RESOLUTION NO. 10-281
BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Garwood, County of Union, State of
New Jersey, hereby appoints:


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                                Philip J. Lewis
                                18 Van Fleet Road
                                Neshanic Station, NJ
As a Probationary Patrolman in the Garwood Police Department, effective December 14, 2010, in
accordance with existing P.B.A. contract at a salary of $37,832.00 for 2010.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that he will be on probation for a period of one year.

A motion to adopt Resolution No. 10-281, was made by Councilman Linken, seconded by
Councilman Hak, whereupon Mayor McCarthy directed Roll Call, Council President
Napolitano, Councilman Hak-Aye, Councilman Linken-Aye, Councilman Petruzzelli-Aye,
Councilman Sluka-Abstain, Councilman Sytko-Aye. 5-Ayes, 1-Abstain.

Motion to resume the regular order of business was made by Councilman Linken,
seconded by Councilman Sytko, whereupon Mayor McCarthy directed Roll Call, Council
President Napolitano-Aye, Councilman Hak-Aye, Councilman Linken-Aye, Councilman
Petruzzelli-Aye, Councilman Sluka –Aye, Councilman Sytko-Aye.


MINUTES:

Regular Meeting of the Mayor and Council held on November 23, 2010.
Workshop Session of the Mayor and Council held on November 23, 2010.

The foregoing minutes were approved as submitted by motion of Councilman Linken,
seconded by Council President Napolitano. All Ayes.


COMMUNICATIONS:
    1)     NEW JERSEY STATE LEAGUE OF MUNICIPALITIES –
            a. Mayor’s Fax Advisory –
                      i. 12/03/10, RE: Training Opportunities for Mayor’s and Council Members, 19 th Annual
                         Mayor’s Legislative Day.
                     ii. 12/03/10, RE: DCA Releases the Best Practices Results. COAH and Management Reform
                         Updates.
                   iii. 12/08/10, RE: League Testifies before Assemblyman McKeon’s Committee.
                    iv. 12/08/10, RE: New Content on DLGS Web Site.
                     v. 12/08/10, RE: Ethics Training Available from NJLM
            RECEIVED AND FILED.
    2)      COMCAST –
            a 11/29/10, RE: Multi-Latino delay
            RECEIVED AND FILED.
    3)      SUPLEE, CLOONEY & COMPANY – 12/03/10, RE: Warm Wishes for the Holiday Season.
            RECEIVED AND FILED.
    4)      THE TOWNSHIP OF CRANFORD – 12/06/10, RE: Ordinance 2010-62, 2010-63 and 2010-64.
            RECEIVED AND FILED.


ORDINANCES:

ADOPTION:
Public Hearing on Ordinance 10-17, 10-18, 10-19 and 10-20, as advertised in the
Cranford Chronicle on November 26, 2010.

Mayor McCarthy requested the Municipal Clerk to read Ordinance 10-17 by title only:
                                            ORDINANCE NO. 10-17
         AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND §21-8.1 (STOPPING AND STANDING PROHIBITED) IN
         ARTICLE I (TRAFFIC AND PARKING) IN CHAPTER 21 (VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC)
         OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF GARWOOD.
         BE IT ORDAINED by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Garwood:
SECTION 1. §21-8.1 (Stopping and Standing Prohibited) in Article I (Traffic and Parking) in Chapter 21 (Vehicles
and Traffic) of the Code of the Borough of Garwood is hereby amended to read as follows:
§21-8.1. Stopping and Standing Prohibited.



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No person shall park a motor vehicle and no stopping or standing of motor vehicles shall be permitted at the
following locations between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., on Mondays through Fridays:
          Name of Street              Side               Location
          East Street                 West               Between Beech Avenue and Locust Avenue
          Second Avenue               North              Beginning at the westerly curbline of
          Walnut Street, extending west for a distance of 165 feet.
          Third Avenue                South              Beginning at the westerly curbline of
          Walnut Street, extending west for a distance of 238 feet.
SECTION 2.          All ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed to the extent of
such inconsistency.
SECTION 3.          If any portion of this ordinance shall be determined to be invalid, such determination shall not
affect the validity of the remaining portions of said ordinance.
SECTION 4. The posting of an appropriate sign by or at the direction of the Chief of Police is hereby authorized
and directed.
SECTION 5. This ordinance shall take effect upon final passage and publication in accordance with law, and upon
the approval of the Commissioner of Transportation.
List correspondence concerning Ordinance No. 10-17. NONE.

The Mayor then asked if any one present wished to be heard concerning Ordinance 10-17.
NO RESPONSE.

Motion to close Public Hearing on Ordinance 10-17 was made by Councilman Sluka, and
seconded by Councilman Hak. All Ayes.

A motion to adopt Ordinance 10-17 was made by Councilman Sluka, seconded by Council
President Napolitano, whereupon Mayor McCarthy directed Roll Call, Council President
Napolitano-Aye, Councilman Hak–Aye, Councilman Linken-Aye, Councilman
Petruzzelli-Aye, Councilman Sluka-Aye, Councilman Sytko-Aye. All Ayes, Ordinance
10-17 was adopted.


Mayor McCarthy requested the Municipal Clerk to read Ordinance 10-18 by title only:
                                             ORDINANCE NO. 10-18
         AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF GARWOOD TO
         REVISE THE PROVISIONS FOR FEES FOR COPIES OF VARIOUS GOVERNMENT
         RECORDS.
BE IT ORDAINED by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Garwood:
SECTION 1. §5-3.1 (Fee for duplication of government records) in Article I (Organization of Borough
Government) in Chapter 5 (Administration) of the Code of the Borough of Garwood is hereby amended to read as
follows:
§5-3.1. Fee for duplication of government records.
Except as otherwise provided by law or regulation, where any person or entity requests a copy of a government
record, said person or entity shall pay a fee as follows:
A.       $0.05 per letter size page or smaller.
B.       $0.07 per legal size page or larger.
C.       Access to electronic records and non-printed materials shall be provided free of charge, but the custodian
shall charge for the actual costs of any needed supplies such as          computer discs.
  SECTION 2. §34-43 (Fees for services and materials) in Article VII (Special Police Services) in Chapter 34
(Police Department) of the Code of the Borough of Garwood is hereby amended to read as follows:
The following fees are hereby fixed and established for services extended and materials distributed by the Police
Department:
A.       Copies of reports or records requested in discovery pursuant to the Rules of Court, as per §5-3.1 et seq. of
this Code.
B.       Motor vehicle accident reports, as per N.J.S.A. 39:4-131:
         (1)       Copy fee: As per §5-3.1.
         (2)       Mail fee: If requested by mail, an additional fee of $5.00
C.       Photographs (each photograph): As per §5-3.1.
D.       Videotape recordings or DVDs for municipal court discovery: As per §5-3.1.
E.       Fingerprinting: $10.
F.       Permit to purchase firearm: $2.
G.       Firearms identification card: $5.
H.       Fees for photocopying of records may be waived in cases of discovery where a defendant is represented by
a public defender or by counsel assigned by the Municipal Court.
I.       All moneys received by the Garwood Police Department for the above fees shall be accounted for by the
Chief of Police who shall include same in his monthly report to the Mayor and Council. All funds received shall be
remitted to the Borough Treasurer.
SECTION 3.         All ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed to the extent of
such inconsistency.


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SECTION 4.          If any portion of this ordinance shall be determined to be invalid, such determination shall not
affect the validity of the remaining portions of said ordinance.
SECTION 5. This ordinance shall take effect upon final passage and publication in accordance with law.
List correspondence concerning Ordinance No. 10-18. NONE.

The Mayor then asked if any one present wished to be heard concerning Ordinance 10-18.
NO RESPONSE.

Motion to close Public Hearing on Ordinance 10-18 was made by Councilman Sluka, and
seconded by Councilman Hak. All Ayes.

A motion to adopt Ordinance 10-18 was made by Councilman Sytko, seconded by
Councilman Sluka, whereupon Mayor McCarthy directed Roll Call, Council President
Napolitano-Aye, Councilman Hak–Aye, Councilman Linken-Aye, Councilman
Petruzzelli-Aye, Councilman Sluka-Aye, Councilman Sytko-Aye. All Ayes, Ordinance
10-18 was adopted.

Mayor McCarthy requested the Municipal Clerk to read Ordinance 10-19 by title only:
                                                ORDINANCE NO. 10-19
          AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ARTICLE III (TAXICABS AND LIMOUSINES) IN
          CHAPTER 71 (BUSINESSES AND OCCUPATIONS) OF THE CODE OF THE
          BOROUGH OF GARWOOD TO REVISE CERTAIN REGULATIONS REGARDING
          TAXICABS AND LIMOUSINES.
WHEREAS, by L. 2004, c. 325, the Legislature of the State of New Jersey revised certain statutes relating to
limousines; and
WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Garwood desires to revise Article III (Taxicabs and
Limousines) of Chapter 71 (Businesses and Occupations) of the Code of the Borough of Garwood to conform with
such amended statute;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Garwood:
SECTION 1.         §71-20 (Definitions) in Article III (Taxicabs and Limousines) in Chapter 71 (Businesses and
Occupations) of the Code of the Borough of Garwood is hereby amended by amending the definition of “Limousine”
to read as follows:
§ 71-20. Definitions.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
LIMOUSINE -- Means and includes any automobile or motor car used in the business of carrying passengers for
hire to provide prearranged passenger transportation at a premium fare on a dedicated, nonscheduled, charter basis
that is not conducted on a regular route and with a seating capacity of no more than 14 passengers, not including the
driver, provided that such a vehicle is certified by the manufacturer of the original vehicle and the second-stage
manufacturer, if applicable, to conform to all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards promulgated by the
United States Department of Transportation pursuant to 49 CFR Part 571 (49 CFR 571.1 et seq.) and 49 CFR Part
567 (49 CFR 567.1 et seq.). In addition, a “Vehicle Emission Control Information” label which contains the name
and trademark of the manufacturer and an unconditional statement of compliance with the emission requirements of
the Environmental Protection Agency, shall be present on the vehicle. Limousine shall not be construed to include
taxicabs, hotel buses or buses employed solely in transporting school children or teachers or vehicles owned and
operated directly or indirectly by businesses engaged in the practice of mortuary science when those vehicles are
used exclusively for providing transportation related to the provision of funeral services, autobuses which are subject
to the jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation, or interstate autobuses required by federal or state law or
regulations of the Department of Transportation to carry insurance against loss from liability imposed by law on
account of bodily injury or death.
SECTION 2. §71-21 (License requirements) in Article III (Taxicabs and Limousines) in Chapter 71 (Businesses and
Occupations) of the Code of the Borough of Garwood is hereby amended to read as follows:
§71-21. License requirements.
No person shall operate a taxicab or limousine where the principal place of business of the taxi or limousine business
is in the Borough of Garwood upon any street in the Borough of Garwood for the purpose of carrying passengers for
hire, and no person shall carry on a taxi or limousine business in the Borough, without first obtaining a license as
required by N.J.S.A. 48:16-1 et seq. or N.J.S.A. 48:16-13 et seq., as the case may be.
SECTION 3. §71-22 (Applications) in Article III (Taxicabs and Limousines) in Chapter 71 (Businesses and
Occupations) of the Code of the Borough of Garwood is hereby amended to read as follows:
§ 71-22. Applications.
Every applicant for a license to own or operate a taxicab or limousine business for which the principal place of
business is in the Borough of Garwood shall file with the Borough Clerk an application containing the following:
A.        Full name, age, social security number, driver's license number, residence and business address, as
applicable, of the owner of the business.
B.        Proof of the insurance required by N.J.S.A. 48:16-3 or N.J.S.A. 48:16-14, as the case may be. If granted,
the license shall become effective and operation thereunder shall be permitted only so long as the insurance policy
shall remain in full force to the full and collectible amounts set forth in said statute.
C.        A power of attorney of the owner of the taxicab or limousine wherein and whereby the owner shall appoint
the Chief Financial Officer of the municipality as the owner's true and lawful attorney for the purpose of



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acknowledging service of any process out of a court of competent jurisdiction to be served against the insured by
virtue of the indemnity granted under the required insurance policy.
D.        A photocopy of the current registration for each vehicle.
E.        For taxicab licenses, two passport-type photographs of each owner and operator.
F.        For taxicab licenses, an application fee of $10.
G.        A fee of $50 for each taxicab or limousine business and $10 for each vehicle.
H.        For taxicab licenses, a fingerprinting fee of $10.
I.        For taxicab licenses, such fees as shall be charged to the municipality or the applicant by the appropriate
state and federal agency for providing the municipality with a criminal record history.
SECTION 4. §71-23 (Requirements for taxicab license) in Article III (Taxicabs and Limousines) in Chapter 71
(Businesses and Occupations) of the Code of the Borough of Garwood is hereby amended to read as follows:
§ 71-23. Requirements for taxicab license.
Every applicant for license to own or operate a taxicab or limousine in the Borough of Garwood shall be a citizen or
a lawful resident of the United States, of good moral character, and over the age of 18 years. If any applicant shall
be a corporation, limited liability company, or other similar entity, the names and addresses of each person owning
10% or more of the entity shall be disclosed, with their percentages, and each person shall be required to comply
with all of the requirements of this article. Every applicant and every licensee shall be duly licensed to operate a
motor vehicle by the Division of Motor Vehicles of the State of New Jersey, and every operator shall submit
satisfactory evidence of same as part of the application to the Borough Clerk. No persons shall operate a taxicab or
limousine unless duly licensed. All applicants shall be thoroughly investigated, photographed and fingerprinted by
the Police Department.
SECTION 5. §71-24 (Review of applications; approval) in Article III (Taxicabs and Limousines) in Chapter 71
(Businesses and Occupations) of the Code of the Borough of Garwood is hereby amended to read as follows:
§ 71-24. Review of applications; approval.
The Borough Clerk shall submit all applications for approval of taxicab licenses to the Mayor and Council of the
Borough of Garwood. The Chief of Police shall report to the governing body as to the results of the investigation of
each applicant. If the Mayor and Council shall approve the application, the Borough Clerk shall issue the applicable
license or licenses, as well as the certificate of compliance required by N.J.S.A. 48:16-6 or N.J.S.A. 48:16-17, as the
case may be.
SECTION 6. §71-25 (Display of license) in Article III (Taxicabs and Limousines) in Chapter 71 (Businesses and
Occupations) of the Code of the Borough of Garwood is hereby amended to read as follows:
§ 71-25. Display of license.
Every taxicab shall bear prominently displayed upon it at all times the owner's and operator's licenses, the duplicate
certificate of compliance, and the fare to be charged in all cases. The license shall include a photograph of the
licensee.
SECTION 7. § 71-26 (Safety requirements) in Article III (Taxicabs and Limousines) in Chapter 71 (Businesses and
Occupations) of the Code of the Borough of Garwood is hereby repealed.
SECTION 8.          All ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed to the extent of
such inconsistency.
SECTION 9.          If any portion of this ordinance shall be determined to be invalid, such determination shall not
affect the validity of the remaining portions of said ordinance.
SECTION 10. This ordinance shall take effect upon final passage and publication in accordance with law.
List correspondence concerning Ordinance No. 10-19. NONE.

The Mayor then asked if any one present wished to be heard concerning Ordinance 10-19.
NO RESPONSE.

Motion to close Public Hearing on Ordinance 10-19 was made by Councilman Sluka, and
seconded by Councilman Petruzzelli. All Ayes.

A motion to adopt Ordinance 10-19 was made by Councilman Linken, seconded by
Councilman Sytko, whereupon Mayor McCarthy directed Roll Call, Council President
Napolitano-Aye, Councilman Hak–Aye, Councilman Linken-Aye, Councilman
Petruzzelli-Aye, Councilman Sluka-Aye, Councilman Sytko-Aye. All Ayes, Ordinance
10-19 was adopted.

Mayor McCarthy requested the Municipal Clerk to read Ordinance 10-20 by title only:
                                           ORDINANCE NO. 10-20
        AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES FOR THE GARWOOD
        FIRE DEPARTMENT AND AMENDING CHAPTER 27 (FIRE DEPARTMENT) OF THE
        CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF GARWOOD.
BE IT ORDAINED by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Garwood:
SECTION 1.       §27-16 (Processing of complaints) in Article I (General Provisions) in Chapter 27 (Fire
Department) of the Code of the Borough of Garwood is hereby amended to read as follows:
§27-16. Disciplinary action.
A.      Purpose:




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          The following are the procedures for disciplinary action against any member of the Garwood Fire
Department who may violate any of the Standard Operating Guidelines, Personnel Orders, Special Orders, General
Orders, Department Rules & Regulations or this Chapter.
B.        Guidelines:
          1. All disciplinary actions are to be reported to and investigated by or at the direction of the Chief of the
               Department.
          2. Any Officer or Firefighter may report misconduct to the Chief of the Department for an investigation.
               All reports shall be submitted in writing to the Chief of the Department within 72 hours after the event
               in question, if practicable.
          3. The Chief of the Department shall hear and determine all disciplinary actions against members of the
               Fire Department.
          4. The following shall be the presumptive penalty in the event of a finding of misconduct:
                    1st Offense – Written warning and conference with the Chief of the Department.
                    2nd Offense – One (1) month suspension from all activities of the Garwood Fire
                    Department.
                    3rd Offense – Three (3) month suspension from all activities of the Garwood Fire
                    Department.
                    Subsequent Offenses – Removal from the Garwood Fire Department.
          5. In the event that the Chief shall determine that the particular offense warrants less or more severe
               disciplinary action, the Chief shall refer the penalty to the officers of the department, who shall, by
               majority vote, determine the discipline to be imposed.
C.        Appeal:
          1. Any member found guilty of any disciplinary charge shall have the right to appeal the ruling of the
               Chief of the Department. All appeals must be filed in writing with the Chief of the Department no later
               than 48 hours after the Chief’s initial ruling. The following is the process for all appeals:
                    a. Chief of the Department’s Ruling
                    b. Appeal to Board of Officers at the next scheduled officers meeting.
                              (Note: if an officer is involved in the incident he will be omitted from the Board.)
                    c. Appeal to the Borough of Garwood Fire Committee.
          2. The ruling made by the Borough of Garwood Fire Committee is deemed final and no other appeals may
               be made.
          3. If the Chief of the Department is involved in the incident, the process will start with a review and
               decision made by the Board of Officers.
SECTION 2.          All ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed to the extent of
such inconsistency.
SECTION 3.          If any portion of this ordinance shall be determined to be invalid, such determination shall not
affect the validity of the remaining portions of said ordinance.
SECTION 4. This ordinance shall take effect upon final passage and publication in accordance with law.
List correspondence concerning Ordinance No. 10-20. NONE

The Mayor then asked if any one present wished to be heard concerning Ordinance 10-20.
Bruce Paterson, 325 Willow Avenue mentioned the firefighter situation and if this would
have changed the outcome. Borough Attorney Robert Renaud responded this cannot be
answered.

Motion to close Public Hearing on Ordinance 10-20 was made by Councilman Sluka, and
seconded by Councilman Hak. All Ayes.

A motion to adopt Ordinance 10-20 was made by Councilman Petruzzelli, seconded by
Council President Napolitano, whereupon Mayor McCarthy directed Roll Call, Council
President Napolitano-Aye, Councilman Hak–Aye, Councilman Linken-Aye, Councilman
Petruzzelli-Aye, Councilman Sluka-Aye, Councilman Sytko-Aye. All Ayes, Ordinance
10-20 was adopted.


COMMITTEE REPORTS
POLICE, PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY: Councilman Linken, Chr.
It is the recommendation of the Police Committee that we hire Philip Lewis as a
Probationary Patrolman. Captain Lenny DiStefano will be retiring and we believe it is in
the best interest of our borough to hire Philip Lewis, both financially and to continue to
provide the extraordinary service our police department provides us.
Report received and spread across the minutes, recommendation contained therein be
adopted by motion of Councilman Sytko, seconded by Council President Napolitano.
All Ayes.



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STREETS AND ROADS/ECOLOGY: Councilman Sluka, Chr. NO REPORT

FIRE: Councilman Petruzzelli, Chr.
The fire truck with Santa will be this weekend.
Report received and spread across the minutes by motion of Councilman Sluka,
seconded by Council President Napolitano. All Ayes

FINANCE: Council President Napolitano, Chr. NO REPORT

BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS: Councilman Sytko, Chr. NO REPORT

LAWS AND LICENSES: Councilman Sytko, Chr. NO REPORT

RECREATION: Councilman Petruzzelli, Chr. NO REPORT

COMMITTEE ON AGING: Councilman Petruzzelli, Chr. NO REPORT

LIBRARY, MAYOR’S REPRESENTATIVE: Councilman Hak
During 2010 the Garwood Library was extremely busy with programs and events to suit every
age and interest. From the history of Doo Wop, to quilting crafts, to musical presentations by
high school students, professional entertainers, and piano players, as well as storytellers, play
productions, handwriting experts, multi-cultural presentations, and crafts and movies for children
and adults, there was something going on every month. Even during the summer, the Library
attracted 35 children to its annual Summer Reading Club. In addition to all the events held
during the year, the Garwood Public Library has succeeded in surpassing its most recent goals.
As of November 30th, the Library circulated 17,557 items; well over the 15,000 item goal set
early in the year, which is the most the library’s EVER circulated. With the month of December
not yet calculated in, the Library will surely pass an annual circulation of over 18,000. Also, the
total amount of patrons entering the front door of the Library, not counting student classroom
visits, is already 9,815! The Library will easily surpass its goal of 10,000 visitors to the Library
in just one year. The staff of the Garwood Public Library is extremely proud of these
accomplishments and looks forward to another successful year in 2011. On behalf of the Library
Board of Trustees, the Director, and the Staff of the Garwood Public Library, I wish everyone a
safe and happy holiday season.
Report received and spread across the minutes by motion of Councilman Sluka,
seconded by Councilman Petruzzelli. All Ayes

SCHOOL BOARD LIAISON: Councilman Sluka NO REPORT

TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE: Councilman Hak
NO REPORT

CELEBRATION OF PUBLIC EVENTS AND HOLIDAYS LIAISON:
Councilman Sytko
We had another successful Tree Lighting and Santa Arrival. Hot Coco and donuts were given out
and candy canes. Pictures were taken with Santa. We would like to thank Dunkin Donuts,
Shoprite, and Walgreens for their donations to make the tree lighting a successful event once
again. The Holiday Tree lighting contest will take place with judging this weekend. Prizes will
be given out for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place best decorated houses and a Chevy Chase Award for the
brightest lighted house. The banner company has been notified to change the banners in town for
the holidays.
Report received and spread across the minutes by motion of Councilman Sluka,
seconded by Councilman Hak. All Ayes

UNION COUNTY AIR TRAFFIC NOISE ADVISORY BOARD REPRESENTATIVE:
Councilman Sytko NO REPORT

ATHLETIC FIELD COMPLEX PROJECT COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVE:


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Councilman Linken
At both meetings, discussion included the final design, environmental matter, and the Planning
Board presentation scheduled for Wednesday, December 8, 2010. The site plan and rendering
were reviewed as well as how the committee would be presenting the plan to the board.
It was determined that Mr. Sluka would introduce the plan and the professionals and that they
would then make presentation. On December 8, 2010, the plan was presented to the board for
Capital review. Questions were asked and answered. The Planning Board approved the plan as
presented. The board did request more information that will be included in their mailing packet
in the future.
Report received and spread across the minutes by motion of Councilman Sluka,
seconded by Council President Napolitano. All Ayes


OFFICER’S REPORTS:

Chief of Police William Legg Summons Report for November 2010.
Municipal Tax Collector monthly report for November 2010

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


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

Bruce Paterson, 325 Willow Avenue asked about the UCUA extension agreement.
Mayor McCarthy responded that is deferred till next year.


UNFINISHED BUSINESS

                                           CONSENT AGENDA
                                          (Adoption upon Roll Call)

                                            RESOLUTION NO. 10-271
WHEREAS, Senate S-818 and Assembly Bill A-2095 revise the requirements for emergency medical services delivery;
and
WHEREAS, in New Jersey, when someone calls for an ambulance, in most areas, a volunteer first aid squad will
respond; and
WHEREAS, the Emergency Medical Service Volunteers (EMS Volunteers) provide invaluable life saving services
while responding to a wide variety of medical emergencies: and
WHEREAS, EMS volunteers are selfless individuals who provide aid to anyone who requires medical assistance under
very difficult circumstances; and
WHEREAS, the New Jersey State First Aid Council opposes Senate Bill S-818 and Assembly Bill A-2095 because the
Bills will impose unnecessary and burdensome regulatory and financial burdens upon volunteer first aid squads
already understaffed and under-funded; and
WHEREAS, the Emergency Medical Technician Training Fund is a dedicated, non-lapsing, revolving fund,
established to reimburse any entity which is certified by the Commissioner of Health and Senior Services to provide
training and testing for volunteer ambulance, first aid and rescue squad personnel who are seeking EMT
certification and/or recertification: and
WHEREAS, Senate Bill S-818 and Assembly Bill A-2095 replace the "Emergency Medical Technician Training Fund"
with the "Emergency Medical Services Training Fund" and permits the use of the fund by individuals and agencies
other than for volunteer ambulance, first aid and rescue squad personnel; and
WHEREAS, Senate Bill S-818 and Assembly Bill A-2095 would remove the supervision and control of volunteer first
aid squads from their respective municipalities to the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services; and
WHEREAS, New Jersey and more then 25 other states as well as the federal government require one (1) Emergency
Medical Technician (EMT) along with one (1) other non-EMT to staff each ambulance. Senate Bill S-818 and Assembly
Bill A-2095 will mandate each volunteer first aid squad to provide two (2) EMTs on every call; and
WHEREAS, the revisions contained in Senate Bill S-818 and Assembly Bill A2095 will result in a decline in the number of
available volunteer ambulances in the EMS services and increase the financial burden on municipalities and
volunteer first aid squads; and




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WHEREAS, Senate Bill S-818 and Assembly Bill A-2095 place new and expanded rules, responsibilities and requirements on
municipalities that will cause additional expense for municipalities without a funding source, thereby creating an unfunded
mandate in violation of the New Jersey Constitution Article VIII, Section 2, Paragraph 5 and N.J.S.A. 52:13H-2; and
WHEREAS, the New Jersey State First Aid Council represents more than 20,000 EMS volunteers affiliated with more
then 350 first aid and rescue squads throughout the State and the New Jersey State First Council has identified additional
concerns that would adversely effect volunteer ambulance services and made them known to the bills sponsors; and
WHEREAS, the study upon which these bills are based is reported to contain inaccurate and inconsistent information about the
New Jersey EMS System
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Garwood, in the County of
Union, State of New Jersey, to oppose New Jersey Senate Bill 818 and New Jersey Assembly Bill A-2095; and be
it further RESOLVED that the Borough Clerk shall forward a certified copy of this Resolution to the following:
           (1.} The Honorable Chris Christie, Governor of the State of New Jersey
          (2.) The Honorable Stephen M. Sweeney, President, NJ State Senate
          (3.) The Honorable Sheila Y. Oliver, Speaker of the NJ General Assembly
          (4.) Assemblyman Herb Conaway
          (5.) Senator Joseph Vitale
          (6.) The 21st District Legislators
          (7.) Garwood First Aid Squad
          (8.) Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee
          (9.) Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Services Committee
                                                RESOLUTION NO. 10-272
WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Garwood, County of Union, State of New Jersey, hereby
directs the following transfers of 2010 budget appropriations be and they are hereby made:
FROM
:              Department                    Account Name                       Account Number              Amount
            Sewer System           Sewer Maintenance                        10-10-1-3000-2-1120               205.96



                                                                          Total                            205.96
TO:         Department                  Account Name                         Account Number               Amount
           Engineering           Engineering Fees                         10-10-1-2000-2-1075              100.00
           Taxes Raised          Refund Successful Appeals                10-10-1-5100-2-2040              105.96




                                                                          Total                             205.96

                                              RESOLUTION NO. 10-273
BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Garwood, County of Union, State of New Jersey hereby
authorizes the Mayor and Municipal Clerk to sign the grant application for:
         Community Development Block Grant “Year 37”
         Senior Citizen Program                                   $ 25,000.00
         Senior Citizen Transportation                            $ 12,000.00
         Senior Citizen Handyman Program                          $ 10,000.00

                                               R E S O L UT I O N N O . 1 0 - 2 7 4
WHEREAS, Anthony Sytko has faithfully and conscientiously served the citizens of our Borough as Councilman
from January 1, 2008 until December 31, 2010, serving as Chairman on many of the Standing Committees; and
WHEREAS, Anthony Sytko has dedicated three years to public service, giving his personal time to serve the
citizens of Garwood as a honorable member of the governing body; and
WHEREAS, the Governing Body of the Borough of Garwood wish to publicly acknowledge and commend him for
his loyal and dedicated service to all the people of the Borough of Garwood.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Garwood do hereby
express “Best Wishes” to Anthony Sytko and his family in the coming years; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor and Municipal Clerk be and they are hereby authorized to affix
their signatures to a copy of this resolution, which shall be presented to him.
                                               R E S O L UT I O N N O . 1 0 - 2 7 5
WHEREAS, Stephen Napolitano has faithfully and conscientiously served the citizens of our Borough as
Councilman from January 1, 2008 until December 31, 2010, serving as Council President as well as Chairman on
many of the Standing Committees; and
WHEREAS, Stephen Napolitano has dedicated three years to public service, giving his personal time to serve the
citizens of Garwood as a honorable member of the governing body; and
WHEREAS, the Governing Body of the Borough of Garwood wish to publicly acknowledge and commend him for
his loyal and dedicated service to all the people of the Borough of Garwood.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Garwood do hereby
express “Best Wishes” to Stephen Napolitano and his family in the coming years; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor and Municipal Clerk be and they are hereby authorized to affix
their signatures to a copy of this resolution, which shall be presented to him.




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                                               R E S O L UT I O N N O . 1 0 - 2 7 6
WHEREAS, Dennis J. McCarthy has faithfully and conscientiously served the citizens of our Borough as Mayor
since February 11, 2003 and as a member of the Governing Body since 1987, as Council President as well as
Chairman on many of the Standing Committees; and
WHEREAS, Dennis J. McCarthy has dedicated over twenty-four years to public service, giving his personal time to
serve the citizens of Garwood as our Honorable Mayor and as a member of the governing body; and
WHEREAS, the Governing Body of the Borough of Garwood wish to publicly acknowledge and commend him for
his loyal and dedicated service to all the people of the Borough of Garwood.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Garwood do hereby
express “Best Wishes” to Dennis J. McCarthy and his family in the coming years; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Council President and Municipal Clerk be and they are hereby authorized
to affix their signatures to a copy of this resolution, which shall be presented to him.
                                               RESOLUTION NO. 10-277
WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Garwood has heretofore adopted Ordinance 08-01.
                                                 ORDINANCE NO. 08-01
          AN ORDINANCE FIXING THE SALARIES AND WAGES FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF
          PUBLIC WORKS OF THE BOROUGH OF GARWOOD, IN THE COUNTY OF UNION,
          STATE OF NEW JERSEY.
WHEREAS, said ordinance reflects changes of salaries and/or hourly rates to be paid to said employees of the
Borough of Garwood for the year 2011.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Governing Body of the Borough of Garwood that the proper
officer or officers of the Borough be and they are hereby authorized and directed to execute checks on Borough
Funds for the purpose of paying the annual salaries and/or hourly rates to the employees of the Borough of Garwood
as set forth opposite each job classification. Said salaries to be paid bi-weekly less such deductions as in such cases
made. The schedule of salaries hereafter set forth shall be effective as of January 1, 2011.
NAME                          TITLE                                 SALARY PER HOUR
Atkinson, Jeffrey             Laborer/Foreman                       $ 31.50
Bongiovanni, Peter            Laborer                               $ 28.50
Bryne, Richard                Laborer                               $ 28.50
Lewis, Glenn                  Laborer                               $ 28.50
Moore, William                Laborer                               $ 28.50
Navarro, Linwood              Laborer                               $ 28.50
Perarnik, William             Laborer                               $ 28.50
                                               RESOLUTION NO. 10-278
WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Garwood has heretofore adopted Ordinance No. 07-25.
                                                 ORDINANCE NO. 07-25
          AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE COMPENSATION OF REGULAR POLICE
          OFFICERS OF THE BOROUGH OF GARWOOD.
WHEREAS, said ordinance reflects changes of salaries and/or hourly rates to be paid to said employees of the
Borough of Garwood for the year 2011.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Governing Body of the Borough of Garwood that the proper
officer or officers of the Borough be and they are hereby authorized and directed to execute checks on Borough
funds for the purpose of paying the annual salaries and or hourly rates to the employees of the Borough of Garwood
as set forth opposite each job classification. Said salaries to be paid bi-weekly less such deductions as in such cases
made. The schedule of salaries hereafter set forth shall be effective as of January 1, 2011, or as indicated and in
accordance with law.
 Name                         Title              1/1/201
 Anderson, Alexander          PTL. CLASS A 1     $82,028
 DiStefano, Leonard           CAPTAIN            $96,842
 Eriksen, Scott F.            PTL. CLASS E $41,295
 Herz, Todd                   PTL. CLASS A $82,028
 Kleinsorgen, Jeffrey S. PTL. CLASS C $66,050
 Mericle, Thomas              SERGEANT           $88,810
 Morelli, Mario               PTL. CLASS A $82,028
 Ostrander, Joseph W.         PTL. CLASS E $41,295
 Perrotta, David              PTL. CLASS A $82,028
 Pipala, James                LIEUTENANT $92,460
 Rocco, Samuel                PTL. CLASS A $82,028
 Stoffer, Douglas             SERGEANT           $88,810
 Underhill, Bruce             LIEUTENANT $92,460
 Wright, James                PTL. CLASS A $82,028
 Wright, John T.              PTL. CLASS A $82,028
                                               RESOLUTION NO. 10-279
BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Garwood, County of Union, State of New Jersey
hereby approves the change order to the original bid submitted by:
Change Order # 1
Contractor:                   Jenicar Builders Contractors Co., Inc.
                              573 Belgrove Drive
                              Kearny, NJ 07032
Project:                      2009 NJDOT Project
Original Contract:            $214,797.38
                              Change Order #1-final



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                             Reduction in work – ($19,704.54)
                             Extra work       -        $19,734.00
                             Change Order - $29.46
FOR:
Item # Description                                           Unit                 Price              Amount
“SEE ATTACHED”
ADJUSTED AMOUNT BASED ON CHANGE ORDER #1-final                                   $214,826.84
REASON:              AS BUILT.
                                                    RESOLUTION NO. 10-280
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ENTRY AND EXECUTION OF THE MUNICIPAL JOINT DEFENSE GROUP
AGREEMENT AND DESIGNATION OF MUNICIPAL LIAISON COUNSEL IN THE ACTION ENTITLED NEW JERSEY
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, V. OCCIDENTAL CHEMICAL CORPORATION, ET AL.
WHEREAS, certain claims have been asserted against the Borough of Garwood in the action entitled New Jersey Department of
Environmental Protection v. Occidental Chemical Corporation, et al., Docket No. ESX-L-9868-05 pending in the Superior Court
of New Jersey, Law Division, Essex County, or any other related cases in State or Federal Court related to the Newark Bay
Complex (hereinafter referred to as the “Litigation”) regarding alleged discharges of hazardous substances into bodies of water
defined as “the lower seventeen (17) miles of the Passaic River, Newark Bay, the lower reaches of the Hackensack River, the
Arthur Kill, the Kill Van Kull and adjacent waters and sediments” (hereinafter collectively referred to as the “Newark Bay
Complex”);
WHEREAS, without admitting any fact, responsibility, fault and/or liability in connection with the claims asserted against it in
the Litigation, the Borough of Garwood, wishes to designate a municipal liaison counsel and enter into a Municipal Joint
Defense Group Agreement for the purposes of devoting its resources to respond efficiently to the claims asserted against it in the
Litigation, allocating among other third-party defendant municipalities and municipal entities common legal, technical,
administrative and other costs incurred in the Litigation, and cooperating with other third-party defendant municipalities and
municipal entities in this effort;
WHEREAS, neither the Notice of Designation of Municipal Liaison Counsel nor the Municipal Joint Defense Group Agreement
effect or impact in any way the right of the Borough/City/Town/Township to maintain and/or retain its own separate municipal
counsel and/or counsel of record with respect to the Litigation;
WHEREAS, a copy of the Notice of Designation of Municipal Liaison Counsel and a copy of the Municipal Joint Defense Group
Agreement are in the Clerk’s office and are incorporated by reference hereto;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Borough of Garwood as follows:
1.         The Mayor and Borough Clerk are hereby authorized and directed to execute the signature page of the Municipal Joint
Defense Group Agreement, and thereafter transmit said signature page and a copy of this resolution to Peter J. King, Esq., King
& Petracca, 51 Gibraltar Drive, Suite 1D, Morris Plains, New Jersey 07950-1254, pjk@kingpetracca.com., provided that it is
understood that the Borough’s insurance carrier shall pay the fees of liaison counsel.
2.         The designation of Peter J. King, Esq. as municipal liaison counsel on behalf of the Borough is hereby ratified.
3.         This resolution shall take effect immediately.
                                            RESOLUTION NO. 10-282
WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Garwood desire to enter into a shared service agreement
with the County of Union for the purpose of Print Shop and Sign Shop services to the Borough of Garwood; and
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Garwood, County of Union, State
of New Jersey hereby authorize the Mayor and Municipal Clerk to sign the agreement with the County of Union for
Print and Sign Shop Services.
                                            RESOLUTION NO. 10-283
BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Garwood, in the County of Union, State of New
Jersey, that the Mayor be and is hereby authorized to sign the Access Agreement for the Right of Entry Agreement for
201 Center Street and adjacent Willow Avenue and Center Street, for the right to enter upon the Municipal Parking Lot
on Center Street and Willow Avenue for the purpose of collecting a total of approximately 16 subsurface punch samples
plus one or more water samples form one (1) temporary well point with: Brilliant Environmental Services, LLC, 1A
Executive Drive, Toms River, NJ 08755, on behalf of Cappas Associates, LLC, PO Box 325, Summit, NJ 07902.

                                             RESOLUTION NO. 10-284
BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Garwood, County of Union, State of New Jersey,
hereby awards the Borough’s 2011 Insurance Package to Willis Group, 14 Commerce Drive, Cranford, NJ 07016.
                                             RESOLUTION NO. 10-285
WHEREAS, The Borough of Garwood (hereinafter “Local Unit”) has joined the Statewide Insurance Fund
(hereinafter “Fund”), a joint insurance fund as defined in N.J.S.A.40A:10-36, et seq,; and
WHEREAS, the bylaws require participating members to appoint a Risk Management Consultant, as those positions
are defined in the Bylaws, if requested to do so by the Fund; and
WHEREAS, the Fund has requested its members to appoint individuals or entities to that position; and
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the governing body of the Borough of Garwood, in the County of
Union, State of New Jersey, as follows:
         1)        Mayor and Council of the Borough of Garwood hereby appoint Willis Group as its local Risk
                   Management Consultant.
         2)        The Mayor and Municipal Clerk are hereby authorized to execute the Risk Management
                   Consultant’s Agreement for the year 2011 in the form attached hereto.
                                             RESOLUTION NO. 10-286
WHEREAS, the Borough of Garwood is a member of the Statewide Insurance Fund, a joint insurance fund as
defined in N.J.S.A. 40A: 10-36 et seq.; and
WHEREAS, the Fund’s Bylaws require participating members to appoint a Fund Commissioner; and
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the governing body of the Borough of Garwood that Christina M.
Ariemma, Borough Administrator/Clerk is hereby appointed as the Fund Commissioner for the Local Unit; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Sandy Bruns is hereby appointed as the Alternate Fund Commissioner for the
Local Unit; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Local Unit’s Fund Commissioner is authorized and directed to execute al
such documents as required by the Fund. .



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                                            RESOLUTION NO. 10-287
BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council that Christina Ariemma, Municipal Clerk, be appointed as the Safety
and Loss Prevention Representative for 2011 for the Borough of Garwood, County of Union, State of New Jersey, in
accordance with the requirements set forth by the Statewide Insurance Fund.
                                            RESOLUTION NO 10-288
BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Garwood, County of Union, State of New Jersey,
hereby cancels the regularly scheduled meeting of the Governing Body of December 28, 2010.


A motion to adopt Consent Agenda was made by Councilman Sluka, seconded by
Councilman Hak, whereupon Mayor McCarthy directed Roll Call, Council President
Napolitano-Aye, Councilman Hak–Aye, Councilman Linken-Aye, Councilman
Petruzzelli-Aye, Councilman Sluka-Aye, Councilman Sytko-Aye. All Ayes, Consent
Agenda was adopted.

Mayor McCarthy presented Council President Napolitano and Councilman Sytko with
Resolutions. Council President Napolitano presented Mayor McCarthy with a Resolution.


RESOLUTIONS DELETED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA:

Mayor McCarthy requested the Municipal Clerk to read Resolution No. 10-289
                                       RESOLUTION NO 10-289
BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Garwood, County of
Union, State of New Jersey, hereby direct and authorize Borough Attorney Robert
Renaud to appeal the decision concerning docket No. UNN-L-1089-10.

A motion to Resolution No. 10-289, was made by Councilman Sluka, seconded by Council
President Napolitano, whereupon Mayor McCarthy directed Roll Call, Council President
Napolitano, Councilman Hak-Aye, Councilman Linken-Nay, Councilman Petruzzelli-Aye,
Councilman Sluka-Aye, Councilman Sytko-Aye. 5-Ayes 1-Nay.


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

Councilman Sluka congratulated and thanked the outgoing Council and the Mayor.

Councilman Linken congratulated and thanked the Councilmen and Mayor.

Councilman Petruzzelli thanked the Councilmen and Mayor.

Councilman Hak thanked everyone for serving.

Councilman Sytko read:
I have prepared a statement because no one wants me to ad-lib this, or we’ll never get home. For all the talking I do, I
often find it difficult to express in words my feelings. Tonight is one of those instances. For the past three years I have
had the privilege and honor of serving my adoptive hometown. Although I can’t call myself a multi-generation
Garwood resident like the Mayor or Council President Napolitano, Garwood is the only home I’ve ever truly
known. To have the opportunity to sit on this dais and listen to your concerns is what I consider my greatest
achievement so far in life. Every single one of the 44-hundred some-odd residents in this town are not merely
constituents – they’re friends and neighbors. And although I have neither the time nor the energy to thank all of you
personally, there are a few that I would like to single out. For starters, Mayor McCarthy, thank you for your years of
public service to this town. And on a personal note, Dennis and Debbie, you have known me since I was a child but
never treated me like one – thank you. To all the council members with whom I have served – Walt, Billy, Kathy,
Keith, Steve, Jon, Lou and Tim – thank you for your camaraderie, advice and dedication to Garwood and its
people. To the borough staff – Tina, Kathleen, Allison, Sandy and the rest – your often thankless behind the scenes
work was not unnoticed by me, and I appreciate everything you do. To the Garwood Republican organization, my
sincerest thanks for all your support – it wasn’t easy taking a risk letting a 21 year old with no prior experience run for
office. To Vic and Jim – good luck next year, I know you’ll put the residents above all else. To Pat and John
Quattrocchi, my deepest gratitude for all of your support, guidance, and encouragement. I know how proud you were
when I won my election, and I assure you the pride was reciprocated last month. To my friends inside and outside



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Garwood, my thanks for your help during my campaigns – I could not have won without you. And finally to my
family, my parents and my sister who couldn’t be here this evening, I love you with all my heart, and it is thanks you
that I am the man I am sitting up here able to give this speech. As I said when I was sworn in, my grandparents are
smiling down on me, Poppy especially gone 21 years ago today, even though not one of them was a Republican – I
feel your love and pride from above, and I miss you. Because everyone knows I can’t leave a serious moment alone, I
will say the one thing I will not miss is sitting next to Jon Linken as he cracks his back – I swear he waits until he sits
down next to me to give himself his bi-weekly adjustment, and it sounds like popcorn. I wish you all a very wonderful
holiday season, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you, and God bless.

Council President Napolitano thanked everyone for assisting him during his tenure on
council.

Mayor McCarthy read a statement.
It is with great emotion that I talk to you tonight. The people, friends, acquaintances and bonds
I’ve made thru the years is something I will never forget. I have learned an awful lot thru the
years (still am), things that don’t get learned in 3-4 years. Experience is a great teacher and it
HAS been a rewarding experience.
To the residents of Garwood I would like to say thank you for having given me the opportunity
and honor of serving you. I would like to thank the people of the various boards, committees and
organizations that have selflessly volunteered their time to serve the community. To the Police
Dept, DPW and Staff. Our dedicated employees are what truly make Garwood GARWOOD. To
Bob Renaud and Don Guarriello—we’ve been around a long time together. To Doris Polidore,
my first clerk. Thank you for all your help and guidance.
To the incoming Council, I wish you good luck. Some advice—listen to your professionals. They
have a wealth of knowledge, information, and experience.
Finally to my family—my wife Deborah, my son Bryan and his wife Courtney, and my daughter
Jessica and my Mom and Dad. Thank you for being there and supporting me all these years. It
hasn’t been easy and fun all the time but we got thru it. Garwood’s First Lady has really been a
big supporter. She will always be my “First Lady”.
So there you have it. I’ll be around, just in a different seat for a while.
Thank you, God Bless you all and on behalf of myself, my family, the Council and their families
and our Boro employees, I’d like to wish everyone the Happiest and Healthiest of the Holiday
Season and a Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year.

PAYMENT OF CLAIMS

A motion by Council President Napolitano to introduce the following resolution:

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


Motion duly seconded by Councilman Sytko, whereupon Mayor McCarthy directed Roll
Call, Council President Napolitano-Aye, Councilman Hak–Aye, Councilman Linken-Aye,
Councilman Petruzzelli-Aye, Councilman Sluka-Aye, Councilman Sytko-Aye. All Ayes


ADJOURNMENT
Mayor McCarthy announced the Regular Meeting of the Mayor and Council scheduled
for, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2010, is hereby canceled.
The Re-organization Meeting of the Mayor and Council will be held on, SUNDAY,
JANUARY 2, 2011, in Council Chambers at 3:00 p.m.
At 8:38 p.m., a motion to adjourn was made by Council President Napolitano, seconded by
Councilman Sytko. All Ayes.


                                                       CHRISTINA M. ARIEMMA, Municipal Clerk
                                                       Borough of Garwood


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