RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A REFUND FOR HOMESTEAD REBATE

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					                        BOROUGH OF WOODCLIFF LAKE
                           PUBLIC SESSION AGENDA
                            MAYOR AND COUNCIL
                               October 20, 2008

CALL TO ORDER.

This meeting, in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Law, P. L. 1975, C. 23l, was
announced at the Reorganization Meeting held on January 7, 2008 in the Municipal
Building. Notice of this meeting has been posted, and two newspapers, The Record and
The Ridgewood News, have been notified.

ROLL CALL.
                              Mayor Joseph LaPaglia

                              Councilmembers Jeffrey Bader
                                             Paul Camella
                                             John Glaser
                                             Josephine Higgins
                                             Joanne Howley
                                             Robert Rosenblatt

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.


APPROVAL OF MINUTES.

         RESOLVED, that the Minutes of a Closed Executive Meeting I on October 3,
2008 of the Mayor and Council, copies of which have been received by all
Councilpersons, are hereby approved as presented, but not ready for release to the public
at this time.

Bader       Camella       Glaser      Higgins       Howley     Rosenblatt     LaPaglia

       RESOLVED, that the Minutes of a Mayor and Council Meeting on October 3,
2008 of the Mayor and Council, copies of which have been received by all
Councilpersons, are hereby approved as presented.

Bader       Camella       Glaser      Higgins       Howley     Rosenblatt     LaPaglia

         RESOLVED, that the Minutes of a Closed Executive Meeting II on October 3,
2008 of the Mayor and Council, copies of which have been received by all
Councilpersons, are hereby approved as presented, but not ready for release to the public
at this time.

Bader       Camella       Glaser      Higgins       Howley     Rosenblatt     LaPaglia



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Presentation on Housing Element and Fair Share Plan


RESOLUTION APPROVING AND ADOPTING BOROUGH’S FAIR SHARE
PLAN

        WHEREAS, the Borough of Woodcliff Lake has previously substantive
certification (Second Round) from the Council on Affordable Housing (“COAH’), which
substantive certification is to expire as of November 6, 2008; and

        WHEREAS, the Planning Board has conducted a public hearing with regard to a
proposed fair share plan for the Borough pursuant to the Regulations of COAH as a fair
share for the Borough is required to be filed with COAH in order that the Borough may
obtain affordable housing Third Round Substantive Certification from COAH; and

       WHEREAS, prior Resolution of COAH requires that the Borough file its housing
element and fair share plan respecting Third Round affordable housing by November 6,
2008; and

         WHEREAS, the Planning Board on October 15, 2008 by Resolution approved
the fair share plan presented and which was the subject of the public hearing and
recommended to the Mayor and council that it adopt the proposed Fair Share Plan for the
Borough’s Third Round affordable housing obligation dated October 15, 2008 (“Plan”)
prepared by the Borough’s Planning Consultant, Burgis Associates, Inc. (Donna
Holmqvist, P.P., principal planner,) and that the Borough submit the Plan to COAH; and

        WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council after due consideration, and based upon the
recommendation of the Planning Board, has concluded that it is in the best interests of the
Borough that the Borough file with COAH no later than November 6, 2008 to comply
with COAH’s Regulations and its Resolution with regard to the Borough, in furtherance
of the Borough’s fair share obligation.

        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Fair Share Plan dated
October 1, 2008 prepared by Burgis Associates, Inc., be approved and is hereby adopted
by the Mayor and Council, and that the appropriate representatives of, and consultants
and counsel to, the Borough, be and they are authorized to file the Plan on behalf of the
Borough with COAH in accordance with COAH’s Regulations, and to take such
necessary and appropriate steps and actions as may be required by such filing under
COAH’s Regulations, including the filing of all other required documentation, in
furtherance of obtaining COAH’s approval of the Plan, in furtherance of the Borough
formally petitioning COAH for substantive certification at a later date based upon the
Plan hereby approved and adopted, as may be recommended by the Borough’s
consultants and counsel.

Bader       Camella       Glaser       Higgins      Howley      Rosenblatt    LaPaglia




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STANDING COMMITTEES.       (CAPITALS indicate committee chair).

John Glaser         ADMINISTRATION/FINANCE
                    PLANNING BOARD
                    EDUCATION (High School)
                    Public Information, Newsletters, Ordinances
                    Building & Grounds/Building Dept.
                    Senior Citizen’s Program


Paul Camella        DPW & ROADS/SEWERS & SANITATION,
                    ECOLOGY
                    LIBRARY
                    FIRE (VOLUNTEER)
                    Education (elementary)
                    Board of Health, Mental Health & Welfare

Jeffrey Bader       PUBLIC SAFETY/POLICE/OEM/TRIBORO
                    EDUCATION (ELEMENTARY)


Josephine Higgins   BOARD OF HEALTH, MENTAL HEALTH &
                    WELFARE
                    Fire (Volunteer), Fire Prevention


Joanne Howley       PARKS AND RECREATION
                    PUBLIC INFORMATION, NEWSLETTERS,
                    ORDINANCES
                    SENIOR CITIZENS’ PROGRAM
                    Administration/Finance
                    Education (High)
                    Shade Tree Committee
                    Library

Robert Rosenblatt   DPW & Roads/Sewers & Sanitation, Ecology
                    Parks & Recreation
                    Public Safety/Police/OEM/TriBoro



OLD BUSINESS.




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NEW BUSINESS.



PUBLIC FORUM.

          Open to Public      Close to Public
         Bader Camella       Bader     Camella
          Glaser Higgins     Glaser Higgins
         Howley Rosenblatt   Howley Rosenblatt
              La Paglia          La Paglia



CONSENT AGENDA DISCUSSION.



CONSENT AGENDA VOTE.



ADJOURNMENT.




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                           CONSENT AGENDA – October 20, 2008




        1.     Payroll Authorization, page 6

        2.     Authority to Pay Claims, page 6

        3.     Resolution Appointing Chief Financial Officer of the Borough of
               Woodcliff Lake, 6

        4.     Resolution Authorizing the Acquisition of a 2008 29 cu. Garbage Truck
               with Winch, page 6,7

        5.     Resolution Authorizing Bond Reduction #3 for BMW of North America,
               South Campus Expansion, Block 802, Lots 1,3,4,5 & 6 and Block 602,
               lots 1 and 1.01, page 7

        6.     Resolution Authorizing a Refund of Taxes Due to Authorization for 100%
               Permanent Disability by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
               According to NJSA 54:4-3:30, page 7,8


        RESOLVED, that the Consent Agenda is approved as presented.

Bader        Camella       Glaser     Higgins      Howley      Rosenblatt LaPaglia




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Payroll.                                                         (Consent Agenda – 1)

        RESOLVED, that the following Payroll Disbursements made by the Treasurer
since the last meeting are proper and hereby are ratified and approved:

               Payroll released 10-15-08    $174,223.62


Bader       Camella        Glaser      Higgins     Howley      Rosenblatt     L:aPaglia

CLAIMS AND BILLS.
Authority to Pay Claims.                                         (Consent Agenda - 2)

        Current              $      2,816,758.38
        Animal               $          2,112.20


Bader       Camella        Glaser      Higgins     Howley      Rosenblatt     L:aPaglia

Resolution Appointing Chief Financial Officer of the Borough of Woodcliff Lake
                                                         (Consent Agenda - 3)

  WHERAS, due to the departure of the Chief Financial Officer it is necessary for the
                       Borough to name an interim CFO.

       NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and Council of the
Borough of Woodcliff Lake appoints Harold Laufeld III as Chief Finance Officer for a
term ending December 31, 2008.

Bader       Camella        Glaser      Higgins     Howley      Rosenblatt     L:aPaglia

Resolution Authorizing the Acquisition of a 2008 29 cu. Garbage Truck with Winch
                                                        (Consent Agenda –4)

        WHEREAS, the Borough has advertised for the receipt of bids for a 2009
International Model 7300 SBA Cab & Chassis or Equal; and

        WHEREAS, the following companies requested a bid packet:

                      Contractor Name/Address                      Base Bid

           Brown’s Hunterdon International LLC,                   $69,254.00
           Bloomsbury, NJ                                     Alternate A. $2,000
           Deluxe International Trucks, Inc. Hackensack, NJ       $65,713.00
                                                              Alternate A. $2,500
           Maurice Schwartz & Sons, Shrewsbury, NJ



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         Bristol-Donald Co., Inc, Newark, NJ
         Trius, Inc.

       WHEREAS, the Borough Administrator and DPW Superintendent have reviewed
the two bids received and;

      NOW THERFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the
Borough of Woodcliff Lake to accept the bid of Deluxe International Truck, Inc. of
Hackensack NJ in the amount of $65,713.

        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Chief Financial Officer has certified
that funds are available for this purchase.

Bader     Camella      Glaser      Higgins       Howley       Rosenblatt   LaPaglia

Resolution Authorizing Bond Reduction #3 for BMW of North America, South
Campus Expansion, Block 802, Lots 1,3,4,5 & 6 and Block 602, lots 1 and 1.01
                                                     (Consent Agenda –5)

       WHEREAS, in accordance with the requirements of the Developer’s Agreement
and the Municipal Land Use Law, Advance at Woodcliff Lake posted a Performance
Guarantee for the above reference project in the Borough of Woodcliff Lake and;

       WHEREAS, the Developer has effectuated the substantial completion of most of
the improvements covered by that Performance Guarantee and;

       WHEREAS, the Borough Engineer has stated that they take no exception to the
Borough reducing the performance guaranteed by the mount of $2,056,292.71 to
$3,421,605.31.

       NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the
Borough of Woodcliff Lake that the Performance Bond of the aforementioned Developer
be reduced.

Bader     Camella      Glaser      Higgins       Howley       Rosenblatt   LaPaglia

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A REFUND OF TAXES DUE TO
AUTHORZATION FOR 100% PERMANENT DISABILITY BY THE U.S.
DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN AFFAIRS ACCORDING TO NJSA 54:4-3:30
                                       (Consent Agenda –6)

      WHEREAS, the owner of Block 508 Lot 22, 16 SOMERSET DRIVE, Thomas S.
Malone. has been approved for 100% disability as of May 17, 2006, and

       WHEREAS, this approval has resulted in an overpayment of property taxes in
the amount of $26,720.72, and


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        WHEREAS, Thomas S. Malone has been awarded this exemption, and therefore
are entitled to a refund pro-rated bases on the full amount of taxes levied by the county
for the year of 2006, 2007, & 2008 on Block 508 Lot 22, and

       WHEREAS, the tax collector, Lois Frezza is authorized to refund $26,720.72 for
2006, 2007, & 2008 taxes and delete the first half 2009 estimated taxes levied by the
County

       NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the
Borough of Woodcliff Lake that the CFO be authorized to refund $26,720.72
overpayment to Thomas S. Malone

Voucher and Payment to be mailed to:
Thomas S. Malone
16 Somerset Drive
Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677

Bader      Camella       Glaser      Higgins        Howley        Rosenblatt    LaPaglia




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