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									                              BOROUGH OF PITMAN
                            COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
                               SEPTEMBER 10, 2012
                                    8:00 P.M.


Call to Order
Time: 8:05 p.m.

Salute to the Flag/Invocation
Council President Razze

Open Public Meetings Act Statement - Pursuant to the Open Public Meetings Act, I hereby
announce that adequate notice of this meeting has been provided by adopting a schedule of
regular meetings for 2012, which was posted on the Borough Hall bulletin board, sent to the
"GLOUCESTER COUNTY TIMES" and filed with the Municipal Clerk on January 7, 2012.

Roll Call:
Councilman Bill: Present                Councilwoman Higbee: Present
Councilwoman Kelley: Present            Councilman Pierpont: Present
Council President Razze: Present        Councilman Swindell: Present
Mayor Johnson: Present                  Borough Solicitor Duffield: Present
Clerk O’Donnell: Present

Proclamation
Mayor Johnson honored the members of the Pitman Garden Club for their volunteer efforts in
helping to maintain the parks and gardens in Pitman.

Presentation
“Stay Alive, Don’t Text and Drive” Presented by Miss Gloucester County 2012 Lindsey Giannini

Resolution No. 146, 2012 – Resolution of the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Pitman,
County of Gloucester, State of New Jersey, Approving the Placement of Roadway Signage
“Stay Alive, Don’t Text and Drive” (Razze)
Motion: Razze                                 Second: Higbee
Roll Call:
Councilman Bill: Yes                          Councilwoman Higbee: Yes
Councilwoman Kelley: Yes                      Councilman Pierpont: Yes
Council President Razze: Yes                  Councilman Swindell: Yes
Mayor Johnson ______

Oath of Loyalty
Administered to members of the Shared Services Committee
       James Canna                            David Swindell
       Steve Alexander                        Michael Razze
       Robert Zimmerman

Approval of Minutes
Work Session, Formal Session & Closed Session Minutes of August 13, 2012
Motion: Swindell                           Second: Kelley



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Roll Call:
Councilman Bill: Yes                              Councilwoman Higbee: Yes
Councilwoman Kelley: Yes                          Councilman Pierpont: Yes
Council President Razze: Yes                      Councilman Swindell: Yes
Mayor Johnson ______

Committee Reports
Councilman Swindell – Councilman Swindell read a letter of thanks to the Public Works
Department from resident Bob McIlvaine, and also read a letter from Public Works secretary,
Joanne Seher, asking for sponsors for the “Walk for a Cure” fundraiser she is participating in.
This walk-a-thon is sponsored by the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.
Public Works
Highway
Councilman Swindell reported that progress continues in improving services within the Public
Works Department. He stated that this past reporting period has brought on some new
challenges. An unscheduled visit from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
revealed some violations at the Public Works yard. He stated that he and Public Works Manager
Steve Alexander have been aware of the situation that includes several piles of debris, mulch, and
dirt, and have been working on the removal of these piles as time permits within the Highway
Department’s daily activities. This has now been given priority. Mr. Alexander has been
obtaining quotes from contractors for the removal of the debris. To date, the lowest quote to
remove the majority of the materials is $9,500.00. After additional quotes are received, the
contract will be awarded to the lowest bidder.

Councilman Swindell reported that recycling efforts continue to pay good dividends. The
revenue from recycling for the month of July was $3,061.75, bringing the total recycling revenue
for this year thus far to $13,774.61. Councilman Swindell expressed his hope that the articles and
general rules regarding solid waste and e-waste disposal will help stir an interest for the residents
to do better with their recycling and solid waste practices.

Miscellaneous activities during the month of August:
        DEP inspection resulted in the following directives:
                Clear the Public Works yard of accumulated leaves, branches, asphalt
                         millings, and asphalt millings that are mixed with dirt
                Grade lot to allow for the proper drainage of standing water
                Yard debris recycling area must be graded correctly
                Obtain correct permit to recycle branches, leaves etc.
        PEOSH – Public Employees Occupational Safety and Health inspection findings:
                Proof of Fit testing – Water and Sewer
                Must update respiratory protection policy
                Must update HazCom Policy
                Must utilize monthly checklist for SCBA (self-contained breathing apparatus)
                Remove 55 gallon drum of unknown contents from behind garage, or label
                         accordingly
                Provide Public Works secretary with “Right To Know Training” because she
                         handles cleaning products
        Also:
        Fabricated small dumpster mounting for the rear of a trash truck to be used for lifting
                heavy items, leaves, brush etc.
        Completed painting traffic directional arrows on Ballard Avenue to aid in reducing the
                amount of traffic entering from the wrong end and driving in the wrong direction.


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        Installed an additional 25 MPH speed limit sign on Linden Avenue to deter speeding.
        Vacuumed wet rug in the McCowan Memorial Library from a leaking hot water heater.
        Concrete work:
                 Sewer and water restorations
                 Repaired Borough owned sidewalks
                 Poured concrete pad behind Borough Hall
        Continued work on river rock landscaping behind Borough Hall
        Assisted Highland Chemical Engine Company with trash removal during the Carnival

Water & Sewer
The Water & Sewer Department continues replacing water service lines on the north end of
Hudson Avenue in preparation for the upcoming road reconstruction work. Future projects
include road opening repairs and the replacement of existing older fire hydrants.

Shared Services Committee
The next Shared Services Committee meeting will take place this Thursday, September 13, 2012
in the Borough Hall Meeting Room. At this meeting, all department supervisors are asked to
provide a priority list for each of their departments.

Library
Login, the county-wide library consortium that consists of Gloucester County municipal libraries
as well as the Gloucester County Institute of Technology, Gloucester County College and the
Gloucester County Library System, recently expanded membership to Cumberland County
Library, Pennsville Salem City, Cumberland County College and the Cumberland County
Historical Society Library.

Councilman Swindell thanked the members of the Police Department for including the library on
their foot patrols. He stated that their presence has certainly made a difference to the problem
they were having with loitering in and around the library.

Councilman Swindell also thanked volunteers who helped around the library during the summer.
They are: Anne Childress, Marguerite Luongo, Larry Navarra and Judy and Wats Lohmann.

The Friends of the Library will be having a book sale in front of the library during the Fall Craft
Fair on Saturday, September 15.

Councilman Swindell thanked Public Works Manager Steve Alexander and employees from the
Public Works Department for helping to clean up the water in the Community Room of the
library caused by a broken hot water heater, and also for removing some moldy books from the
basement. The hot water heater has been replaced, and a new dehumidifier will eliminate future
mold problems.

The next Library Board of Trustees meeting will be on Tuesday, September 25 at 7:00 p.m. in the
library.

Councilman Bill – Councilman Bill reported that on September 6, he attended the Environmental
Commission meeting, where the group has already started to plan for the 2013 Earth Day
celebration, and discussed various other topics.

Councilman Bill also reported that all fall sporting activities are now underway for the Pitman
Recreation Department and for Pitman High School.


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Council President Razze
Police
Council President Razze reported that on August 17, 2012, the Pitman Police Department, with
the assistance of the New Jersey Department of Motor Vehicles, conducted a DMV Roadside
Checkpoint. The inspection location was on Woodbury Road at Waverly Avenue and lasted
approximately four hours. During this operation 19 summonses were issued for various
violations and two arrests were made.

Division of Motor Vehicles personnel conducted fourteen roadside inspections during the four
hour program. This proactive enforcement project led by Sergeant Steve Ward of our Traffic
Unit enhances roadway safety in the Borough. The following is the statistical breakdown:

List of Violations:                   Count
License plate display                    1
Maintenance of lamps                     1
Tinted windows                           6
Seatbelt violations                      1
Failure to inspect                       5
Misc. summonses                          5

Arrests                                  2
Verbal warnings & third brake light     10

On August 22, Captain McAteer taught a course at the Gloucester County Police Academy on
"Police Responsibility to Provide Community Service."

Council President Razze provided an update on the traffic/speeding complaints from residents
living on Woodlynne and Linden Avenues. Police have saturated the area and have conducted
traffic enforcement for the past several weeks in response to complaints of speeding vehicles in
the area. The PPD has taken a "zero tolerance" approach to enforcement, and Chief Zimmerman
has called the Superintendent of Pitman Public Schools, Dr. Pat McAleer, and asked him to notify
faculty, staff and students of these on-going traffic concerns. Police will be out in full-force the
first few weeks of school. Chief Zimmerman also placed a message on Channel 19 and on the
Borough's Facebook page advising residents of the "zero tolerance" efforts by police.

Enforcement Statistics from August 14, 2012 through September 9, 2012:
Hours of traffic enforcement - 72 Total Man Hours
Total summonses issued (Linden Ave) - 18
Total Summonses issued (Woodlynne Ave) - 38
Total written warnings - 7

Breakdown:
Speeding tickets issued - 8
Stop sign violations - 14
Suspended drivers - 2
Equipment violations - 30
Arrests - 2

Council President Razze reported that Chief Zimmerman has been working to complete the "Safe
and Secure Communities" grant application through the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice.



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 The Borough anticipates receiving a $17,292.00 grant throughout the fiscal year to off-set the
cost of an officer’s salary.

Class II Officer Christine Osinski will be conducting the "Stranger Danger" safety presentations
in our elementary schools this month. A non-profit program called "Sambulance" will
be incorporated into Officer Osinski's program. This will provide for exciting new program
activities for the children. The dates are as follows:

WCK Walls Elementary School – September 26 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Memorial Elementary School – September 26 from 12:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Elwood Kindle School – September 27 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

The Pitman Police Department participated in the "Drive Sober, or Get Pulled Over" state funded
grant from August 17, 2012 through September 2, 2012. The Police Department had a productive
grant period by conducting 184 motor vehicle stops. Officers made three DWI arrests; had one
drug arrest; two felony arrests; seven fugitive arrests and issued 227 motor vehicle summonses.

Chief Zimmerman and Captain McAteer attended the "Opening Day Staff Breakfast" for the
Pitman School District on Tuesday morning, September 4, in the Pitman High School cafeteria.
 As part of the program, Pitman School Superintendent, Dr. McAleer, advised faculty and staff of
the Police Department’s efforts to enhance traffic enforcement around the schools.

On Saturday, September 29, the Pitman Police Department will be participating in the "Operation
Take-Back" program from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. This program is designed to allow residents to
"drop off" old medications / prescriptions to the police department for proper destruction.

Movie in the Park
The Borough held its annual Movie in the Park in conjunction with the Gloucester County Parks
and Recreation Department on Friday, August 31 at dusk in Sunset Auditorium. There were
approximately eighty people in attendance, and everyone seemed to enjoy the movie and free
popcorn.

Council President Razze congratulated Borough Fire Chief Ryan Pierson for being selected by
the International Association of Fire Chiefs to attend the National Emerging Leaders program for
2012. This award provides a scholarship for attendance to the Volunteer and Combination
Officers leadership program in Florida this November. Each fall, the Symposium addresses the
unique needs of volunteer and combination fire departments, including recruitment and retention,
leadership and management, staffing, and more. This program will provide our chief with an
outstanding educational opportunity with highly respected instructors from throughout the world,
at no cost to Borough.

In closing, Council President Razze reminded everyone that Mantua Township will be hosting the
county's "Patriot Day" ceremony on Tuesday, September 11 at 8:30 a.m. at the Chestnut Branch
Park, which is located on Main Street in Mantua. This program will honor those that lost their
lives on September 11, on what is the eleventh anniversary of this tragic event. All are welcome
to attend!




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Councilman Pierpont – Councilman Pierpont reported on behalf of the Economic Development
Committee that the bid process for advertising space on the Uptown Pitman sign, located on the
corner of Holly Avenue and Delsea Drive, closed on September 7 at 2:00 p.m. and was quite
successful. The sealed bids will be evaluated by an EDC subcommittee, and will be awarded
based on advertised criteria. Councilman Pierpont thanked Mr. Jeff Penuel, Mr. Clark Pierpont,
Mr. Matthew Weng and Borough Solicitor Mr. Brian Duffield for their help and guidance in this
new process which hopefully will go a long way in making our Uptown Pitman a continued
destination for fine entertainment, arts, shopping and dining. The next meeting of the Economic
Develop Committee is scheduled for September 20, at 7:00 p.m. These meetings are open to the
public and all are invited to attend.

The Greater Pitman Chamber of Commerce announces that the Fall Craft Fair is this Saturday,
September 15, starting at 9:00 a.m. The Fall Craft Fair is the larger of the two craft fairs held in
Pitman, and this year should be the best by far. Over 200 crafters are scheduled to attend. The
craft fairs are the major fund raisers for the Chamber in their efforts to support local businesses
and community endeavors, so please come out and enjoy the day with family and friends.

Councilman Pierpont reported that on September 6, our Borough Clerk; Mrs. O’Donnell, attended
a Gloucester County Economic Development Meeting to support a countywide shop local
marketing program. This “shop local” initiative is designed to encourage people to support small
businesses, like many throughout our borough, and will take place on the Saturday after
Thanksgiving. As the date approaches, more information will follow and Councilman Pierpont
stated that he hopes to have a discussion with Mayor Johnson and the rest of Council at our next
meeting. Councilman Pierpont thanked Mrs. O’Donnell for representing the Borough and
attending this important kick-off meeting.

Councilman Pierpont reported that Wible’s Tree Service will be removing dead trees from
Ballard Park and along Laurel Avenue. Wible’s Tree Service was the lowest quote for this
service, and assured Councilman Pierpont that they would take advantage of the nice weather and
get right to the two trees that pose a public safety hazard. The remaining piece of this job is the
removal of trees in the Public Works yard.

Councilman Pierpont thanked Public Works Manager Steve Alexander for the work his crew has
accomplished in the back parking lot of Borough Hall. He stated that this was a much needed
project, and that he looks forward to its completion.

Councilwoman Higbee - Councilwoman Higbee reported that on September 4, 2012, a meeting
of the Pitman Municipal Alliance was held in Borough Hall. Members present were Sgt. Ward,
SLEO Officer Osinski, Clerk O’Donnell and herself. Funds were approved for Red Ribbon Week
activities in the Pitman Schools. She explained that Red Ribbon Week is a program held in
Pitman’s elementary schools which focuses on preventative activities that educate children to say
no to drugs, to take a stand against drugs, and encourages a drug free lifestyle. Planning has also
begun for the Fall Senior Citizen Luncheon that is also sponsored by the Alliance.

Councilwoman Higbee reported that Borough Tax Collector, Beth Walls, has collected
$4,591,460.08 in taxes during the month of August.

Susan Weaver, secretary of the Pitman Board of Health, reports that the Board will not meet
during the month of September.

The next meeting of the Memorabilia Committee will be on September 12, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.


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Councilwoman Kelley – Councilwoman Kelley reported that the Historic Committee will hold
their next meeting on September 13, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. There are four applications on the agenda.
The Planning and Zoning Board will hold their next meeting on September 17, at 7:00 p.m.

Councilwoman Kelley reported that in response to the escalating complaints from Borough
residents about neglected homes in town, our Code Enforcement Officer, Sgt. Ward, and Housing
Officer, Ryan Pierson, are formulating a plan to focus on this problem. The first step will be to
identify all foreclosed and abandoned properties. After that, the Borough will work with our
solicitor to determine a legal plan of action. The intent is to develop a set of guidelines to address
these problems.

Unfinished Business
Ordinance No. 14, 2012 – Ordinance of the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Pitman,
County of Gloucester, State of New Jersey Establishing the Salaries and Wages for
Employees of the Borough of Pitman, County of Gloucester, State of New Jersey, For the
Year 2012 and Forward (Higbee)
Second Reading – Public Hearing
Motion: Higbee                                       Second: Kelley

Motion to open to the public: Higbee                       Second: Swindell
Time: 8:55 p.m.
No public comment.
Motion to close public portion: Higbee                     Second: Kelley
Time: 8:55 p.m.

Roll Call:
Councilman Bill: Yes                                       Councilwoman Higbee: Abstain
Councilwoman Kelley: Yes                                   Councilman Pierpont: Abstain
Council President Razze: Yes                               Councilman Swindell: Yes
Mayor Johnson ______

New Business
Ordinance No. 15, 2012 – Ordinance of the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Pitman,
County of Gloucester, State of New Jersey Vacating a Certain Three Foot (3’) Pedestrian
Right-of-Way Located Between Snyder Avenue and Boulevard (Pierpont)
First Reading
Motion: Pierpont                                    Second: Higbee
Roll Call:
Councilman Bill: Yes                                Councilwoman Higbee: Yes
Councilwoman Kelley: Yes                            Councilman Pierpont: Yes
Council President Razze: Yes                        Councilman Swindell: Yes
Mayor Johnson ______

Ordinance No. 16, 2012 – Ordinance of the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Pitman,
County of Gloucester, State of New Jersey Amending Chapter IX Entitled “Buildings” of
the Code of the Borough of Pitman (Kelley)
First Reading
Motion: Kelley                                     Second: Higbee
Roll Call:
Councilman Bill: Yes                               Councilwoman Higbee: Yes


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Councilwoman Kelley: Yes                            Councilman Pierpont: No
Council President Razze: Yes                        Councilman Swindell: Yes
Mayor Johnson ______

Ordinance No. 17, 2012 – Ordinance of the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Pitman,
County of Gloucester, State of New Jersey Amending Ordinance No. 14, 2012 Establishing
the Salaries and Wages for Employees of the Borough of Pitman for the year 2012 and
Forward (Higbee)
First Reading
Motion: Higbee                                     Second: Kelley
Roll Call:
Councilman Bill: Yes                               Councilwoman Higbee: Yes
Councilwoman Kelley: Yes                           Councilman Pierpont: Yes
Council President Razze: Yes                       Councilman Swindell: Yes
Mayor Johnson ______

Resolution No. 141, 2012 – Resolution of the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Pitman,
County of Gloucester, State of New Jersey, Certifying to the Local Finance Board of the
State of New Jersey that the Members of the Governing Body of the Borough of Pitman,
County of Gloucester, Has Received and Reviewed the Annual Audit Report for the Fiscal
Year Ending December 31, 2011 (Higbee)
Motion: Higbee                                       Second: Kelley
Roll Call:
Councilman Bill: Yes                                 Councilwoman Higbee: Yes
Councilwoman Kelley: Yes                             Councilman Pierpont: Yes
Council President Razze: Yes                         Councilman Swindell: Yes
Mayor Johnson ______

Resolution No. 142, 2012 – Resolution of the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Pitman,
County of Gloucester, State of New Jersey, Authorizing Refund of Real Estate Taxes and
Other Miscellaneous Refunds (Higbee)
Motion: Higbee                                       Second: Kelley
Councilman Bill: Yes                                 Councilwoman Higbee: Yes
Councilwoman Kelley: Yes                             Councilman Pierpont: Yes
Council President Razze: Yes                         Councilman Swindell: Yes
Mayor Johnson ______

Resolution No. 143, 2012 – Resolution of the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Pitman,
County of Gloucester, State of New Jersey, Amending the 2012 Adopted Municipal Budget
(Higbee)
Motion: Higbee                                       Second: Kelley
Roll Call:
Councilman Bill: Yes                                 Councilwoman Higbee: Yes
Councilwoman Kelley: Yes                             Councilman Pierpont: Yes
Council President Razze: Yes                         Councilman Swindell: Yes
Mayor Johnson ______

Resolution No. 144, 2012 – Resolution of the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Pitman,
County of Gloucester, State of New Jersey, Authorizing the Execution of an Assessor
Cooperation Agreement with the County of Gloucester (Higbee)
Motion: Higbee                                       Second: Kelley


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Roll Call:
Councilman Bill: Yes                                Councilwoman Higbee: Yes
Councilwoman Kelley: Yes                            Councilman Pierpont: Yes
Council President Razze: No                         Councilman Swindell: No
Mayor Johnson ______

Resolution No. 145, 2012 – Resolution of the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Pitman,
County of Gloucester, State of New Jersey, Authorizing the Execution of an Indemnity and
Trust Agreement with the Southern New Jersey Regional Employee Benefits Fund (Higbee)
Motion: Higbee                                       Second: Razze
Roll Call:
Councilman Bill: Yes                                 Councilwoman Higbee: Yes
Councilwoman Kelley: Yes                             Councilman Pierpont: Yes
Council President Razze: Yes                         Councilman Swindell: Yes
Mayor Johnson ______

Resolution No. 147, 2012 – Resolution of the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Pitman,
County of Gloucester, State of New Jersey, Approving Curfew Within the Borough of
Pitman for the Celebration of Halloween (Razze)
Motion: Razze                                        Second: Bill
Roll Call:
Councilman Bill: Yes                                 Councilwoman Higbee: Yes
Councilwoman Kelley: Yes                             Councilman Pierpont: Yes
Council President Razze: Yes                         Councilman Swindell: Yes
Mayor Johnson ______

Resolution No. 148, 2012 – Resolution of the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Pitman,
County of Gloucester, State of New Jersey Authorizing a Closed Meeting (Razze/Duffield)
The general nature of the subjects to be discussed shall be:
  Personnel: Pitman Police Department Personnel Retirements/Terminal Leave
              Potential Hiring of New Police Officers
              Review Job Description & Initiate Corporal Rank for PPD
  Litigation: Potential Litigation Regarding Dispute with H.D. Supply
  Contracts: AFSCME: Unfair Practice Charges
  Personnel: Public Works Employee Termination
Action may be taken upon returning to an Open Meeting.
Motion: Razze                                             Second: Higbee
Roll Call:
Councilman Bill: Yes                                      Councilwoman Higbee: Yes
Councilwoman Kelley: Yes                                  Councilman Pierpont: Yes
Council President Razze: Yes                              Councilman Swindell: Yes
Mayor Johnson ______

Resolution 149, 2012 – Resolution of the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Pitman,
County of Gloucester, State of New Jersey Authorizing a 4% Salary Increase to Eligible
Non-contractual Employees of the Borough of Pitman (Higbee)
Motion: Higbee                                      Second: Kelley
Roll Call:
Councilman Bill: Yes
Councilwoman Higbee: Yes; Abstains from voting on Summer Recreation Program Employees
Councilwoman Kelley: Yes


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Councilman Pierpont: Yes; Abstains from voting on part-time Public Works Employees
Council President Razze: Yes
Councilman Swindell: Yes
Mayor Johnson ______

Payment of Bills (Higbee)
Motion: Higbee                                      Second: Kelley
Roll Call:
Councilman Bill: Yes
Councilwoman Higbee: Yes; Abstains from voting on #25748
Councilwoman Kelley: Yes
Councilman Pierpont: Yes
Council President Razze: Yes
Councilman Swindell: Yes
Mayor Johnson ______

Event Permit Applications (Razze)
*Event: PHS Girls Soccer Car Wash Fundraiser
Date: Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Fire Co. #1 – E. Holly Avenue
Contact Person: Denise Gillespie
Motion: Razze                                        Second: Bill
Roll Call:
Councilman Bill: Yes                                 Councilwoman Higbee: Yes
Councilwoman Kelley: Yes                             Councilman Pierpont: Yes
Council President Razze: Yes                         Councilman Swindell: Yes
Mayor Johnson ______
*Approved contingent upon receipt of Certificate of Liability Insurance naming the
Borough as Additional Insured

Event: Fire Prevention Display
Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Ballard Park
Contact Person: Ryan Pierson
Motion: Razze                                       Second: Bill
Roll Call:
Councilman Bill: Yes                                Councilwoman Higbee: Yes
Councilwoman Kelley: Yes                            Councilman Pierpont: Yes
Council President Razze: Yes                        Councilman Swindell: Yes
Mayor Johnson ______

Event: Crop Walk for Hunger
Date: Sunday, October 21, 2012
Time: Noon - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Sunset Auditorium (See attached map)
Contact Person: Carol Schoepske
Motion: Razze                                       Second: Higbee
Roll Call:
Councilman Bill: Yes                                Councilwoman Higbee: Yes


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Councilwoman Kelley: Yes                           Councilman Pierpont: Yes
Council President Razze: Yes                       Councilman Swindell: Yes
Mayor Johnson ______
Sign Permit Application Approved by Zoning Officer 9/4/12.

Event: Pitman Grove Fall Festival
Date: Saturday, October 27, 2012
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Pitman Grove around Grove Auditorium
Contact Person: Michelle LaPlante
Motion: Razze                                          Second: Bill
Roll Call:
Councilman Bill: Yes                                   Councilwoman Higbee: Yes
Councilwoman Kelley: Yes                               Councilman Pierpont: Yes
Council President Razze: Yes                           Councilman Swindell: Yes
Mayor Johnson ______

*Event: Halloween Costume Parade and Trick or Treating
Date: Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Location: Broadway, from Holly Ave. to Pitman Ave. & Ballard Park
Contact Person: Beth Paglione – Greater Pitman Chamber of Commerce
Motion: Razze                                        Second: Swindell
Roll Call:
Councilman Bill: Yes                                 Councilwoman Higbee: Yes
Councilwoman Kelley: Yes                             Councilman Pierpont: Yes
Council President Razze: Yes                         Councilman Swindell: Yes
Mayor Johnson ______
*Approved contingent upon receipt of Certificate of Liability Insurance naming the
Borough as Additional Insured

Public Portion
Motion to Open to the Public: Razze                    Second: Kelley
Time: 9:28 p.m.

Pat DeLooff, 209 Boulevard Avenue – Mr. DeLooff told Council that he has been a resident of
the Borough for seven years, and has recently had to contend with two properties in his
neighborhood that he considers being dangerous eyesores. The two properties he referred to are
210 Boulevard Avenue, which is neglected by the homeowner, and 215 Boulevard Avenue,
which is an abandoned property. Council agreed that the Borough Code Enforcement Officer
will get involved with getting these properties maintained by the owners.

Jim Fortney, 502 Carew Avenue – Mr. Fortney stated that as a member of the Garden Club, he
would be working along Broadway the following morning. He asked permission from Council to
remove the faded ribbons that have been tied to the light poles along Broadway for various
occasions. He also stated his opposition to pay raises for all employees equally. He stated his
feeling that pay raises should be based on the individual merit of each employee.

Clark Pierpont 42 S. Fernwood Avenue – Mr. Pierpont asked in regard to Resolution No. 143,
2012, the amount of the grant award for the Hudson and Elsie project. He also questioned the
nature of the work being done by the Water Department on East Avenue on a Sunday afternoon


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two weeks ago.

 Public Works Manager Steve Alexander responded that the men were repairing a water main
break.

Mr. Pierpont inquired how many fire hydrants still needed to be replaced under the Fire Hydrant
Replacement Program funded by the USDA.

Councilman Swindell stated that there are still a few hydrants that need to be replaced.

Mr. Pierpont asked in regard to Resolution No. 144, 2012, the amount of money that was
budgeted for the tax assessor’s office in the municipal budget, and how much does the Borough
hope to save by joining the county tax assessment system.

Mayor Johnson stated that the Borough budgets between $35,000.00 and $50,000.00 annually.

Motion to Close the Public Portion: Razze                 Second: Pierpont
Time: 9:37 p.m.

Discussion
Councilman Swindell stated that he has received complaints from a resident living in the area
around Glen Lake in regard to the overgrowth along the edge of the lake.

Council President Razze replied that the Environmental Committee planted the foliage around the
lake several years ago to keep geese from entering the lake. He stated that the southwest corner
of the lake could be cleared of the sassafras trees that are growing there, but that the growth
around the lake should remain.

Councilman Swindell asked that as a result of the recent visit from the Department of
Environmental Protection to the Public Works yard, if Chief Zimmerman could serve notice to
Richard Fazzio to remove the materials that he had placed in the yard, and that had been cited by
the DEP for removal, no later than September 30, 2012.

Solicitor Duffield stated that he would consult with Chief Zimmerman on this.

Closed Session
Motion to enter Closed Session: Higbee                    Second: Bill
Time: 9:43 p.m.

Motion to return to Open Session: Swindell                Second: Bill
Time: 11:05 p.m.
As a result of discussion in Closed Session, the following action was taken upon returning to an
Open Meeting.

Motion was made by Council President Razze to accept the retirement of Pitman Police Sergeant
Joseph Kelly based on the terms outlined in his letter of intention to retire received by Chief
Robert Zimmerman, dated August 1, 2012.
Second: Swindell
Roll Call:
Councilman Bill: Yes                                       Councilwoman Higbee: Yes
Councilwoman Kelley: Yes                                   Councilman Pierpont: Yes


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Council President Razze: Yes                             Councilman Swindell: Yes
Mayor Johnson ______

Motion was made by Council President Razze to accept the retirement of Pitman Police Sergeant
Steven Ward based on the terms outlined in his letter of intention to retire received by Chief
Robert Zimmerman, dated August 21, 2012.
Second: Bill
Roll Call:
Councilman Bill: Yes                                      Councilwoman Higbee: Yes
Councilwoman Kelley: Yes                                  Councilman Pierpont: Yes
Council President Razze: Yes                              Councilman Swindell: Yes
Mayor Johnson ______

Motion was made by Council President Razze to accept with regret the resignation of Pitman
Police Sgt. Steven Ward from the position of Emergency Management Coordinator for the
Borough of Pitman, effective November 2, 2012.
Second: Swindell
Roll Call:
Councilman Bill: Yes                                   Councilwoman Higbee: Yes
Councilwoman Kelley: Yes                               Councilman Pierpont: Yes
Council President Razze: Yes                           Councilman Swindell: Yes
Mayor Johnson ______

Resolution No. 150, 2012 - Resolution of the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Pitman,
County of Gloucester, State of New Jersey Appointing Capt. Daniel McAteer as the
Borough of Pitman’s Emergency Management Coordinator to Fill the Unexpired Term of
Sgt. Steven Ward, Effective November 2, 2012 and Ending December 31, 2014. (Pierpont)
Motion: Razze                                        Second: Bill
Roll Call:
Councilman Bill: Yes                                 Councilwoman Higbee: Yes
Councilwoman Kelley: Yes                             Councilman Pierpont: Yes
Council President Razze: Yes                         Councilman Swindell: Yes
Mayor Johnson ______

Resolution No. 151, 2012 - Resolution of the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Pitman,
County of Gloucester, State of New Jersey Appointing Patrolman Harold A. Mitten, Jr. as
the Borough of Pitman’s Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator to Fill the
Unexpired Term of Capt. Daniel McAteer, Effective November 2, 2012 and Ending
December 31, 2012.
Motion: Razze                                        Second: Pierpont
Roll Call:
Councilman Bill: Yes                                 Councilwoman Higbee: Yes
Councilwoman Kelley: Yes                             Councilman Pierpont: Yes
Council President Razze: Yes                         Councilman Swindell: Yes
Mayor Johnson ______

Motion was made by Council President Razze to authorize Pitman Police Chief Robert
Zimmerman to initiate the hiring process for one (1) part-time Patrolman and one (1) Class II
(SLEO) Officer.
Second: Swindell



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Roll Call:
Councilman Bill: Yes                                      Councilwoman Higbee: Yes
Councilwoman Kelley: Yes                                  Councilman Pierpont: Yes
Council President Razze: Yes                              Councilman Swindell: Yes
Mayor Johnson ______

Motion was made by Council President Razze to adopt the amendments to the job description for
Police Sergeant, and to adopt the job description for the rank of Police Corporal.
Second: Swindell
Roll Call:
Councilman Bill: Yes                                       Councilwoman Higbee: Yes
Councilwoman Kelley: Yes                                   Councilman Pierpont: Yes
Council President Razze: Yes                               Councilman Swindell: Yes
Mayor Johnson ______

Motion was made by Councilman Swindell to authorize Public Works Manager Steve Alexander
to internally post a full-time driver/laborer position in the Highway Department, hiring out of the
current part-time employees in the Public Works Highway Department, and to make
recommendation to Council for approval.
Second: Bill
Roll Call:
Councilman Bill: Yes                                         Councilwoman Higbee: Yes
Councilwoman Kelley: Yes                                     Councilman Pierpont: Yes
Council President Razze: Yes                                 Councilman Swindell: Yes
Mayor Johnson ______

Motion was made by Councilman Swindell to authorize Public Works Manager Steve Alexander
to advertise for a part-time driver/laborer position for the Public Works Highway Department, not
to exceed 32 hours per week, at a rate of $10.50 per hour, and to make recommendation to
Council for approval.
Second: Bill
Roll Call:
Councilman Bill: Yes                                         Councilwoman Higbee: Yes
Councilwoman Kelley: Yes                                     Councilman Pierpont: Yes
Council President Razze: Yes                                 Councilman Swindell: Yes
Mayor Johnson ______

Adjournment
Motion: Swindell                                          Second: Higbee
All members vote to adjourn.
Time: 11:30 p.m.


Respectfully Submitted,


Judith O’Donnell
Borough Clerk




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