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					                              BOROUGH of GARWOOD

                                Regular MINUTES of the
                                 COUNCIL MEETING
                                         February 28, 2012

The Regular Meeting of the Mayor and Council was held in Council Chambers and called
to order at 8:32 p.m. by Mayor Quattrocchi. She asked all present to participate in a
moment of silence, followed by a salute to the flag.

Adequate notice of this meeting was provided to the Cranford Chronicle advertised on
January 13, 2012, 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).

Mayor Quattrocchi asked at this time please make sure to turn off your cell phones.


ROLL CALL:

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

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


MINUTES:

Regular Meeting of the Mayor and Council held on February 14, 2012
Executive Session of the Mayor and Council held on February 14, 2012
Workshop Session of the Mayor and Council held on February 14, 2012

The foregoing minutes were approved as submitted by motion of Council President Sluka,
seconded by Councilman DeFilippo. 5-Ayes. Councilman Mathieu voted Nay.


COMMUNICATIONS:
   1)     NEW JERSEY STATE LEAGUE OF MUNICIPALITIES –
          a. Mayor’s Fax Advisory –
                     i. 02/13/12, RE: Mandatory Fluoridation Bills Advanced, Conference Resolution Update,
                        Resolution 2011-02
                    ii. 02/21/12, RE: Proper Flag Etiquette
                   iii. 02/23/12, RE: FY 2013 State Aid Released Budget Language for Best Practices Incentive
                   iv. 02/24/12, RE: State Budget Goes to Legislature
                    v. 02/24/12, RE: Vast Majority of School Board Elections Moved
                   vi. 02/24/12, RE: School Board election Date Changes, Trip to Turkey
          RECEIVED AND FILED
   2)     COMCAST – 02/21/12, RE: New Package and Exitos TV
          RECEIVED AND FILED
   3)     UNION COUNTY SAINT PATRICK’S DAY PARADE COMMITTEE – 02/13/12, RE: Invitation
          to join celebration.
          RECEIVED AND FILED
   4)     TOWNSHIP OF CRANFORD – 02/21/12, RE: Ordinance 2012-05, An Ordinance to increase height
          limitations on residential dwelling units within the R-1 through R-7 Zoning Districts
          RECEIVED AND FILED
   5)     GARWOOD PLANNING BOARD
          a. 02/23/12, RE: Minutes of the meetings held on January 11, 2012 and January 25, 2012
          RECEIVED AND FILED



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ORDINANCES:

NONE


COMMITTEE REPORTS

POLICE: Councilman Hak, Chr.
The Police Department has installed a new metal detector to be used at court and council
meetings, which will aid our policeman in keeping a high level of security and it works
quite well.
Report received and spread across the minutes by motion of Councilman Petruzzelli,
seconded by Councilman DeFilippo.

PUBLIC HEALTH: Councilwoman Todisco NO REPORT

STREETS AND ROADS/ECOLOGY: Councilman Hak , Chr.
The Fire Committee would like to
Sewers: No reported sewer backups have been received since last report. Preventative sewer
treatments for the month have been performed. Street Maintenance: Asphalt patching and
pothole repairs are ongoing. Street sweeping is being done several days a week, weather
permitting.
Report received and spread across the minutes, recommendation contained therein be
adopted by motion of Council President Sluka, seconded by Councilwoman Todisco.
COMMENT: Councilman Mathieu questioned the bulk pick-up date.” Councilman Hak
answered.

FIRE: Councilman Petruzzelli, Chr.
The Fire Committee hereby approves the membership application for William Hulse, 41
Keith Jeffries Ave, Cranford, NJ
Report received and spread across the minutes, recommendation contained therein be
adopted by motion of Council President Sluka, seconded by Councilwoman Todisco.

FINANCE: Councilwoman Todisco, Chr.
The Finance Committee had its last meeting on February 21st with the Business
Administrator and CFO to finish reviewing the preliminary budget in its entirety. Since
our last council meeting we have found out that the State will be keeping our State Aid
the same as last year. Our next meeting will be this Thursday, March 1st, where we will
be meeting with the auditors. Also on behalf of the committee, I would e-mail Mr. Triarsi
for the committee’s unanimous proposal for our raise review procedure and evaluations to
hopefully move forward drawing up a resolution for the next council meeting, as I
discussed in workshop in more detail.
Report received and spread across the minutes by motion of Council President Sluka,
seconded by Councilman DeFilippo.
COMMENT: Councilman Mathieu asked about the healthcare bill. Councilwoman
Todisco replied that she would let them know
Council President Sluka suggested that we refinance bonds. Councilman Mathieu
mentioned that our debt is held with the bank and commented further.

BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS: Councilman DeFilippo, Chr.
It is the Buildings & Grounds recommendation to enter into a contract with Hatch Mott
MacDonald for remediation at the DPW. This is the higher of the two bids, but in light of
Slack’s past performance, we feel, Hatch Mott MacDonald is the way to go.
Report received and spread across the minutes, recommendation contained therein be
adopted by motion of Council President Sluka, seconded by Councilwoman Todisco.



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LAWS AND LICENSES: Council President Sluka, Chr.
Tonight there is one application for a Raffle License. The committee recommends the adoption
of Resolution No. 12-164, for the application of one on-premise 50/50 raffle to be drawn on
March 30, 2012, at Lincoln School, 400 Second Avenue, Garwood, NJ, by the Garwood PTA.
Report received and spread across the minutes, recommendation contained therein be
adopted by motion of Councilwoman Todisco, seconded by Councilman Hak.

RECREATION: Councilman Mathieu, Chr. NO REPORT

COMMITTEE ON AGING: Councilman Hak NO REPORT

LIBRARY, MAYOR’S REPRESENTATIVE: Councilman Mathieu
Business at the Garwood Public Library continues to be brisk. Along with the very active
Toddler Story time held on Wednesday mornings at 10:30, the Library continues to host Movie
Time! every Friday morning at 10:00 AM. Both continuing programs attract regulars and new
visitors as well. These programs are free, and do not require registration. On Monday, March
5th, at 7:00 PM, the Library will present a program entitled “The Natural Foodbasket” which will
demonstrate how to create a healthier diet and lifestyle using natural foods and herbs. Lorraine
Harwelik of Natural Therapeutics for Health, based in Cranford, will be the speaker for the
evening. This is the first part of a two part program which will conclude on Wednesday, April
11th, when she will discuss using herbs and spices to create tasty flavorful and natural dishes to
enhance a healthier lifestyle. On Monday, March 19th, Dr. Lawrence McCoullough and his
wife, actress Lisa Bansavage, will present a program at 7:00 PM. entitled “Irish Delights”.
Lawrence McCullough is an internationally acclaimed virtuoso performer of the Irish tin whistle
who has recorded more than 40 albums, and can be heard on several soundtracks including Ken
Burns’ PBS series of The West. Holding a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology, he has also published more
than 100 books and articles on Irish music. Both of these programs require registration which
may be done in person, by phone, or at the Library’s interactive calendar page found on their
website.
Report received and spread across the minutes by motion of Council President Sluka,
seconded by Councilman DeFilippo.

SCHOOL BOARD LIAISON: Council President Sluka
On February 21st there was a School Board meeting. The Board of Education gave out
the marking period awards for Honor Society and Honor Roll. I was also coaching a
basketball game at the gym, so I missed a portion of the Board of Education meeting.
During the meeting the board announced they were changing the name of Teacher of the
Year to Educator of the Year. They also announced the Garwood citizens making a
difference which were Angelo Alimonti and John Conlin.
Report received and spread across the minutes by motion of Councilwoman Todisco,
seconded by Councilman Petruzzelli.

TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE:
Councilman Mathieu NO REPORT

CELEBRATION OF PUBLIC EVENTS AND HOLIDAYS LIAISON:
Councilwoman Todisco
I just want to remind everyone that the Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be Saturday March
31st.
Report received and spread across the minutes by motion of Council President Sluka,
seconded by Councilman Hak.
COMMENT: Councilman DeFilippo asked if they are still going to have Garwood Skate
on March 17th? Councilwoman Todisco answered yes.

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




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ATHLETIC FIELD COMPLEX PROJECT COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVE:
Councilman Petruzzelli
We have reached out to the consultants to find out the status of the re-bid documents.
One set is almost complete and that’s all I have at this time. The Borough Attorney is
requiring he review the documents after that we sill set a date, a bidding process which
when we have specifications in hand and will advertise for about 30 days with a
mandatory pre-bid meeting.
Report received and spread across the minutes by motion of Council President Sluka,
seconded by Councilman DeFilippo.

POLICE CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS:
Councilman DeFilippo NO REPORT


OFFICER’S REPORTS:

Municipal Court Administrator Martha Marino: monthly report for January 2012
Chief of Police Bruce Underhill: year end reports for 2011
Date of Report: February 6, 2012
Listed below are the monies collected during the month of: JANUARY 2012
Traffic                                                     $ 16,204.00
Criminal                                                    $ 1,124.00
TOTAL:                                                      $ 17,328.00
Listed below are the monies disbursed during the month of: JANUARY 2012
Borough of Garwood                                          $  8,630.42
Borough of Garwood (Public Defender)                        $    121.00
Borough of Garwood (POAA)                                   $      8.00
Union County Treasurer                                      $  3,291.00
Union County Treasurer (Lab Fees)                           $     95.00
Treasurer State of New Jersey (ATS)                         $  1,006.50
Treasurer State of New Jersey (DMV)                         $  3,017.58
Treasurer State of New Jersey (DEDR)                        $    355.00
Treasurer State of New Jersey (VCCB)                        $    175.00
Treasurer State of New Jersey (SNSF)                        $    305.00
Treasurer State of New Jersey (Conditional Discharge)       $    120.00
Treasurer State of New Jersey (State Lab Fees)              $     N/A
Treasurer State of New Jersey (Web Fees)                    $    203.00
TOTAL:                                                      $ 17,328.00
Respectfully submitted by: Martha Marino/ Court Administrator


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


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

Bruce Paterson, 325 Willow Avenue asked about Resolution 12-170 amending the PBA
Labor Attorney, he asked who they are. Ms. Ariemma answered he explained. Mr.
Paterson stated he sent a letter to the County regarding the County budget. He explained
his letter and suggested that Mayor and Council read it thoroughly. He suggested we
don’t send the county anymore money until this is resolved.

Bruce Paterson, 325 Willow Avenue read the following statement: “To reiterate as I
previously noted, we are again at a crossroads that many residents of Garwood feel that
good governance has been compromised by the actions of Councilman Mathieu. We do
not disrespect the councilman himself, however, his deleterious implementation and
actions he has performed in discharging the duties of his council seat has now led the
borough to a lawsuit with much turbulence within the borough system and our employees.
And this severely affects the operation and functions of our borough. We feel his seat has


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become ineffectual moving forward and we the public, for this second consecutive
council meeting, request that Councilman Mathieu graciously an immediately step down
from his seat on the Garwood Council. We would expect a yes or no answer by the end
of this council meeting or if receiving none we will perceive that as Councilman
Mathieu’s answer that he is not stepping down. At that time, the residents of Garwood
may consider additional actions to hopefully resolve this situation.”

Dennis McCarthy, 632 Myrtle Avenue asked about Resolution 12-170. Ms. Ariemma
answered.


UNFINISHED BUSINESS

                                              CONSENT AGENDA
                                             (Adoption upon Roll Call)
                                                    RESOLUTION NO. 12-164
BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Garwood, in the County of Union, State of New Jersey, that the
license to conduct an On Premise 50/50 raffle on March 30, 2012, to be held at the Lincoln School, 400 Second Avenue, Garwood,
NJ from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m., is hereby granted to Garwood PTA, pursuant to Application Number RA #945.
                                                    RESOLUTION NO. 12-165
BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Garwood, County of Union, State of New Jersey, that the
following is hereby appointed as Special Police Officer, Class “B” Alternate School Crossing Guard for the year 2012.
                                                            Kevin O’Brien
                                                          156 Summit Road
                                                         Elizabeth, NJ 07208
                                                    RESOLUTION NO. 12-166
BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Garwood, County of Union, State of New Jersey, hereby
authorizes the Borough Administrator/Municipal Clerk to sign a contract to provide animal rescue to the Borough of Garwood:
                     WITH: Associated Humane Societies
                                124 Evergreen Avenue
                                Newark, NJ 07114-2175
                     COST: $9,391.14 (Annually)
                     TERM: 1 year contract
                                April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2013
                                                    RESOLUTION NO. 12-167
WHEREAS, in the early 1960’s Joseph Scalzadonna, along with four other men built what is now the Westwood over the spot that
was once the Hotel Scandinavia, with hopes of opening a bowling ally. At the eleventh hour they had a change of hearts and minds
and instead built a catering hall; and
WHEREAS, by 1976, Scalzadonna was the sole proprietor. Through hard work and long hours he created a successful family
business. By 1985, Scalzadonna’s son John and daughter Cindy as well as Cindy’s husband Tom and his mother Lena had all
become part of the business. 1985 also marked the year that the Westwood expanded by adding an addition; and
WHEREAS, this year the Westwood is celebrating 50 years of successful business. Even though the Westwood has been around
for half a century they are always growing and changing with the times. They have expanded throughout the years to include an in
house floral department, The Westwood To Go and their affiliate Jersey Joe’s Barbeque. They are proud to employ a staff of over
100 people.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Garwood, County of Union, State of
New Jersey, do hereby publicly acknowledge the 50 year anniversary of the Westwood and congratulate the Scalzadonna family;
and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor, Council, and Municipal Clerk be and they are hereby authorized to affix their
signatures to this Resolution, which shall be presented to The Westwood.
                                                    RESOLUTION NO. 12-169
BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Garwood that Christina M. Ariemma, Administrator/Clerk, be
and she is hereby authorized and directed to sign agreement with A.D.P. for payroll services.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that fees for this service are paid by Investor’s Bank and not the Borough of Garwood.
                                                    RESOLUTION NO. 12-170
WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Garwood desired to contract for Professional Labor Attorney Services to
provide Legal Counsel and other legal services to the Borough specifically related to the contract negotiations for the PBA #117;
and
WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Garwood posted in accordance with law and received proposals on
October 12, 2011 under a fair and open process in accordance with P.L. 2004, c.19, as amended by P.L. 2005, c.51; and
WHEREAS, the said Governing Body has determined that such services are professional services as defined in the Local Public
Contracts Law of the State of New Jersey; and
WHEREAS, the Local Public Contracts Law requires that a notice stating the nature, duration, services and amount of each
contract awarded as a professional services contract be printed once in the official newspaper of the municipality;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Garwood:
         1.        That the Mayor and Borough Clerk be and are hereby authorized and directed to execute an agreement with
                   Adams Stern Gutierrez & Lattiboudere, LLC, The Legal Center, 1037 Raymond Blvd., Suite 900, Newark,
                   NJ, 07102, for the provision of professional labor attorney services for the Borough of Garwood; and
         2.        That said Contractor shall receive fees not to exceed $3,000 for 2011 Contingent Fees in accordance with the
                   2011 Municipal Budget in accordance with the proposal dated October 11, 2011; and
         3.        That the Borough Clerk be and is hereby authorized and directed to maintain this resolution and the
                   professional services contract on file and available for public inspection in the Office of the Borough Clerk;
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          4.       That the Borough Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to publish a copy of this notice as required by law.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the above was awarded on October 25, 2011, via Resolution No. 11-276 and that the
adoption of this resolution hereby amends Resolution No. 11-276, #2 for an additional amount of $10,000, from the 2012
Municipal Budget for a total not to exceed $13,000.
                                                 RESOLUTION NO. 12-171
BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Garwood, County of Union, State of New Jersey hereby
authorize the Mayor and Municipal Clerk to sign the contract with the County of Union Municipal Alliance, for the period of
January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012.
                                                 RESOLUTION NO. 12-172
WHEREAS, the Administrator/Clerk, Shade Tree officer solicited for quotes from qualified vendors for the purpose of Borough
Tree Maintenance Services at the Garwood Little League Park; and
     WHEREAS, the Administrator/Clerk, Shade Tree officer has received two quotes for said work; and
WHEREAS, Rich Tree Service, Inc., 325 Bergen St., South Plainfield, NJ 07080, has submitted a proposal on February 10,
2012, indicating they would provide the above services for an amount not to exceed $4,100.00 in accordance with the
maintenance list submitted; and
WHEREAS, the CFO has certified the availability of funds pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:30-5.4;
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Garwood be and hereby authorize the
Administrator/Clerk, Shade Tree Officer to secure the work with Rich Tree Service, Inc., as described herein; and more
specifically: Tree Maintenance Services for the Garwood Little League Park for an amount not to exceed $4,100.00.
                                                  RESOLUTION NO. 12-173
BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Garwood, County of Union, State of New Jersey hereby
authorize the purchase of (1) 2-Ton Falcon RME Asphalt Hot Patcher Trailer for use in Garwood Department of Public Works
for a cost not to exceed $16,500.00 from McGrath Municipal Equipment, 36 North Derby Road, Springfield, NJ 07081
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that $12,711.94 is being paid out of the Recycling Tonnage Grant.
                                                  RESOLUTION NO. 12-174
WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Garwood County of Union, State of New Jersey hereby accept the
Borough Administrator/Clerk sick leave bank calculation for William J. Pervarnik, Laborer, in the Department of Public Works,
for retirement benefits of the Borough of Garwood in accordance with the agreement between the Borough of Garwood and
Local No. 11, International Brotherhood of Teamsters:
  Hours                      Description                          Hourly Rate                        Amount
      203 terminal leave sick bank                                              31.64                           6,422.92

BE IT RESOLVED that borough will pay said employee’s sick bank from the 2012 Fiscal Budget Retirement & Sick Pay
Benefits appropriation account 10-12-1-6450-1-0100.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Treasurer be and is hereby authorized to execute to the above.
                                                  RESOLUTION NO. 12-175
BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Garwood hereby extend Char & Sons contract for janitorial
services for one month for the same price, concluding March 31, 2012.


Council President Sluka stated he would like to delete 12-168 from the Consent Agenda

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


RESOLUTIONS DELETED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA:
Ms. Ariemma stated “I have one resolution deleted from the Consent Agenda and I have
another one for later, but let me just get clarity. Resolution 12-168 is deleted from the
Consent Agenda, is it completely removed or you want to vote on it separately, you just
want if off?”

Council President Sluka stated “I would actually like to table that resolution.” Ms.
Ariemma stated “ok.” Mr. Triarsi stated “We need to introduce first, second it and then
motion to table it.” Ms. Ariemma stated “No this is a resolution, it’s only one vote.”

Mr. Triarsi stated “If we are going to table a resolution, it has to be introduced and
seconded first and then a table is in order.” Council President Sluka said “haven’t we
been down this road before?” Ms. Ariemma stated “I am confused, because I think
once.” Mr. Triarsi stated “you shouldn’t be confused.” Ms. Ariemma stated “can I just
explain what is confusing?” Mr. Triarsi stated “the matter has to come before the council
before it can be acted on, it only comes before the council if someone moves it before the
council, so it’s gotta be moved, seconded, and then the councilman’s application to table
it is in order, it’s not a big deal.” Mayor Quattrocchi stated “at this point we removed it.”


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Mr. Triarsi stated “It’s been deleted, now is it coming around individually?”

Mayor Quattrocchi stated “it’s removed.” Mr. Triarsi stated “it’s removed.”

Mayor Quattrocchi stated “we voted on the consent agenda as amended which was to
remove”. Mr. Triarsi asked “now is there is going to be any action on that tonight?”

All responded no. Mr. Triarsi asked we don’t need to do anything? All responded no.

Mr. Triarsi stated lets move to the next order of business

Ms. Ariemma read Resolution No. 12-176:
                                             RESOLUTION NO. 12-176
WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Garwood necessitate to contract Professional Environmental
Consultants to provide remediation services at 15 South Avenue, Department of Public Works, in the Borough of
Garwood; and
WHEREAS, the consultant is to provide environmental site investigation in accordance with Department of
Environmental Protection Case #06-09-13-1610-21 BDCM C1 for remediation and other related services at 15 South
Avenue in the Borough of Garwood; and
WHEREAS, the company of Hatch Mott MacDonald, 3 Paragon Way, Freehold, NJ 07728, has submitted a
proposal dated October 24,2011 indicating it will provide the above services for an amount not to exceed $17,500
plus related expenses, for specified contract work; and
WHEREAS, the CFO has certified the availability of funds pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:30-5.4;
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Garwood that the Mayor
and Borough Clerk be and are hereby authorized to enter into a contract with the company of Hatch Mott
MacDonald as described herein; and more specifically: To provide environmental site investigation without ground
water investigation; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be published as required by law within 20 days of the
date of adoption.


A motion to adopt Resolution No. 12-176 was made by Councilman DeFilippo, seconded
by Councilman Petruzzelli, whereupon Mayor Quattrocchi directed Roll Call, Council
President Sluka-Aye, Councilman DeFilippo-Aye, Councilman Hak-Aye, Councilman
Mathieu-Aye, Councilman Petruzzelli-Aye, Councilwoman Todisco-Aye. All Ayes.
Resolution No. 12-176 was adopted.

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

PROCLAMATION:
National Poison Prevention Week: March 18th – 24th 2012


PAYMENT OF CLAIMS

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

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

Dog Tax Acct: $782.60                                       Trust Acct: $905.00
Developers Escrow Acct: $1,377.59                           Capital Acct: $2,620.00
Current Acct: $215,133.67

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

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At 9:02 p.m. Ms. Ariemma read Executive Session Resolution No. 12-177
                                             RESOLUTION NO. 12-177
                                         CLOSED SESSION RESOLUTION
                    RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR THE
   PURPOSE OF DISCUSSING LITIGATION AND MATTERS OF ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVILEGE.
WHEREAS, it is necessary for the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Garwood to conduct an executive session
closed to the public in order to discuss the following subject: litigation, and matters of attorney-client privilege
relating to the Pointe at Garwood Condominium vs. the Borough of Garwood Civil Action Docket No. UNN-L-
1987-11 and also Ariemma vs. the Borough of Garwood, Mayor and Council of Garwood and Councilman James
Mathieu Civil Summons Docket No. UNN-L447-12; and
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Garwood hereby moves
to go into executive session in accordance with the provisions of the Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 et.
seq., for the purpose of discussing the following subject: litigation and matters of attorney-client privilege relating to
the Pointe at Garwood Condominium vs. the Borough of Garwood Civil Action Docket No. UNN-L-1987-11 and
also to Ariemma vs. the Borough of Garwood, Mayor and Council of Garwood and Councilman James Mathieu Civil
Summons Docket No. UNN-L447-12; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the matters discussed in and minutes of the closed session shall be disclosed to
the public when the reason for confidentiality no longer exists.


A motion to adopt Resolution 12-177, was made by Council President Sluka, seconded by
Councilwoman Todisco, whereupon Mayor Quattrocchi directed Roll Call, Council
President Sluka-Aye, Councilman DeFilippo-Aye, Councilman Hak-Aye, Councilman
Mathieu-Aye, Councilman Petruzzelli-Aye, Councilwoman Todisco-Aye, All-Ayes,
Resolution 12-177 was adopted.

Ms. Ariemma stated she would remain for part of the executive session and the she would
record the minutes for that portion and that Mayor Quattrocchi would take them after she
leaves for the remainder of the executive session.

At 9:30 p.m. a motion to adjourn Executive Session was made Council President Sluka,
seconded by Councilman DeFilippo.


ADJOURNMENT
THERE WILL BE A SPECIAL MEETING IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS, ON
FEBRUARY 29, 2012 AT 7:00 P.M. N.J. TRANSIT WILL PRESENT RESULTS
OF FEASIBILITY STUDY INCLUDING A RECOMMENDATION.

THERE WILL BE A BUDGET WORKSHOP MEETING ON MARCH 5, 2012 AT
7:00 P.M. TO DISCUSS THE 2012 MUNICIPAL BUDGET.

Mayor Quattrocchi announced the Regular Meeting of the Mayor and Council will be
held on, TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2012, in Council Chambers at 7:15 p.m. Workshop
Session to start at 7:00 p.m.

At 9:36 p.m., a motion to adjourn was made by Council President Sluka, seconded by
Councilman DeFilippo. All Ayes.




                                                        CHRISTINA M. ARIEMMA, Municipal Clerk
                                                        Borough of Garwood




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