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					                      BOROUGH OF PITMAN
                    COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA
                          June 9, 2008
                            8:00 P.M.
   I.   Call to Order

  II. Salute to the Flag/Invocation

 Councilman Swartz

 III. 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 2008, which was posted on the Borough Hall
 bulletin board, sent to the "GLOUCESTER COUNTY TIMES" and
 "PLAIN DEALER", and filed with the Municipal Clerk on January 6,
 2008.
  IV.   Roll Call
 Council President Shoemaker, Councilman Johnson, Councilman Razze,
 Councilman Sanders, Councilwoman Higbee and Councilman Swartz.

   V. Public Hearings

 #O-08-19 “Cola Ordinance” (Higbee)
 #R-08-56 “Budget Resolution” Higbee make a motion to
 approve, seconded by Sanders.

 Open to Public - None

 Councilwoman Higbee made a motion to table this vote on this
 budget until we hear what our municipal aid cut will be,
 seconded Johnson, all in favor Yes.

 Presentation – Mrs Spinosi’s 5th Grade Class

  VI. Committee Reports

Councilman Shoemaker – I am waiting on one more price from a contractor
and then we can get started on the hallway.

We are waiting for approvals from the Gloucester Co. Soil conservation and
the Gloucester Co. Planning Bd. then we can move forward with the Parking
lot on Holly & Broadway.
Councilman Johnson - May stats for Public works solid waste and recyclable
collection.

I have a letter dated May 29th that an agreeable solution has been made for
our automated trash trucks. The divider of the trucks will be completely
removed and they will furnish the kits for the tailgates and install them with
no cost to the Borough. The Borough solicitor also asked for a one year
warranty on those new parts.

Councilman Razze - The parade committee will be meeting on the 18th at
7pm in McCowan Memorial Library. All are invited to stop out and help with
the parade – both in the final stages of planning and the morning of. As
always, the parade, themed “Tropical Times” will start on Highland Terrace
at 9:55 and will make its way down Adams to Broadway ending at the first
entrance of the Methodist Church at Lambs Road. As I reported previously,
tickets for the fireworks are available again this year for Pitman residents
for viewing the fireworks from Alcyon Park. There are only 200 available
here at Borough Hall and the News Agency and each resident may only
obtain a maximum of 10. A donation of $3.00 is requested per ticket. For
more information, please visit PitmanParade.com.

Also, on the morning of the 4th of July, the Rec Commission will hold its
27th Annual Pitman Freedom Four Mile Road Race. The race will begin
promptly at 9:15 am – rain or shine - near the Broadway Theatre. The cost
of entry is $15 before Race Day and $20 on Race Day, and each runner will
receive a race T-shirt. Prizes will be awarded based on gender and age
with trophies going to the top Pitman male and female. Pre-registration will
be held here in Council Chambers from 6:30 to 8:00 PM on July 3rd or on
Race Day beginning at 7:30 AM.

The Environmental Commission met this past Thursday night. In addition
to discussing final issues regarding Earth Day, the commission also
discussed purchasing new recycling cans for downtown Pitman. The cans
will match the existing trash cans and will be purchased with funds
earmarked for recycling efforts from our Clean Communities grant. The
Commission was also visited by Mrs. Spinosi’s 5th grade class from
Memorial School as we saw here tonight. We were very excited with some
of the ideas they came up with. We were able to share some of the things
we have already done – like the pet waste ordinance, but we got some
good ideas as well.
Councilman Sanders – Construction fees collected for April 1st to 30th
$8520.00. I also attended the Bd of Ed recognition night at the Pitman High
and the Water Ice Station has reopened.

Councilwoman Higbee – The Memorabilia committee had received a
$20,000.00 donation from the Rose Primack estate. Her estate has been
finalized and we received another check for $11,384.00.

Councilman Swartz – The Fire Departments have been busy but have had
12 safe days. The Hope House which was struck by lightning was
contained and put out by our fire companies.

The Police Departments community night out this Wednesday will be held at
the Alcyon Park from 5-10pm.

I would like to announce the hiring of Christine P. Osinski a part-time Class
II officer. She will be brought on to help out with vacation schedules and to
foot patrol the down town and Grove areas. Her appointment will be
through December 31st, she is also a DARE instructor.


  VII. Old Business

   VIII.   New Business

        Disbursements – Higbee made a motion to approve, seconded
       by Shoemaker, on roll call all members of council voted affirmative.

        Event Permit – “Pitman High School Graduation” Swartz
       made a motion to approve, seconded by Sanders, all in favor Yes.

        Event Permit – “Graduation Party” for Lisa Farthing 506
       Snyder Ave. on June 28th between 1pm and 8pm closing of
       Snyder Ave, Swartz made a motion to approve, seconded by
       Shoemaker.

         Councilman Swartz makes a amended motion to be contingent
       upon having these amendments meant which includes approval of
       the neighbors effected by the blockade, and certification of
       insurance, seconded by Shoemaker, all in favor Yes.

         Event Permit – “27th Annual Pitman Road Race’ on July 4th
       between 9 and 10:15am, Swartz made a motion of approve,
       seconded by Higbee all in favor Yes.
        Resolution #R-08-77 “Awarding Paving Contract to
       Arawak” Johnson made a motion to approve, seconded by Swartz.

         Solicitor – Make this contingent of my reviewing and approving the
       bid package and approval of the budget.

         Councilman Johnson makes a motion to amend based upon
       solicitor reviewing the bid package and council approving budget,
       seconded by Swartz, on roll call all members voted affirmative.


          Resolution #R-08-78 “Authorizing the Payment of
       Entertainment for 4th of July” Razze you will not find a copy of
       the resolution in your packets you will find copies of the contracts,
       seconded by Sanders on roll call all members of council voted
       affirmative.

         Resolution #R-08-79 “Elm Avenue Payment Voucher”
       Johnson made a motion to approve, seconded by Shoemaker, on
       roll call all members of council voted affirmative.

        Councilwoman Higbee made a motion to have a closed session,
        seconded by Swartz, all in favor Yes.

 IX.      Open to the Public

Councilman Razze made a motion to open to the public, seconded by
Sanders, all in favor Yes.


Jim Fortney – 502 Carew Ave., At the corner of Cedar and Touhy Avenues
something has to be done with this property. High grass.

Betty Park the trash cans are filled on the weekends.

Pat Shone – 125 12th Ave., I am here as the last recording secretary of
the Grove Association. We have not been functioning for at least five
years. We have no funds. We operate solely for the residents of the
Grove. There is no organization at this time. We had non profit status
after 18 months.

Councilman Sanders – Did you have to supply any formal certification
stating you are no longer a functional organization?

Pat Shone – We were never registered.
      Solicitor – We have the right to repeal the event permit based on not
      having the correct information.

      Alice Polocz – 138 Pitman Ave. – The Terminal Market should have been
      applied for correctly. It is advertised as inside on Fridays and Saturdays
      and outside on Sundays. Does he even have a CO and the curbing is not
      up to code in the front of his building.

      The Grove Auditorium has graffiti on it again and someone has slashed
      the alumina siding on the building.

      The Parking lot at East Ave., were there any changes?

Dawn – There were some changes to the wall it went from EP Henry to a Brick
wall.

Alice Polocz – Regarding the easement to the lake, there has been rumors that
we are paying for this sewer and sewer lines to have access to the lake.

Chief Campbell – I spoke to Chris Walsh regarding putting a line down Elm
Avenue, this might help with the speeding. Chris will be looking for funds in his
budget.

Pear Brown 35 Mansfield Ave., - Where is the paving going to be?

Council President Shoemaker – Cyrus, Colonial and Kenton.

Pearl Brown – On Arbutus Ave today the trash cans were in the street.

Dawn – In some areas it is not possible to put cans back on the curb line. We
did ask the home owners to please pull in there cans.

Bruce Scott – 717 W. Jersey Ave., - When will they finish paving the last 200 ft
of this street.

Councilman Johnson – We are aware of it.

Bruce Scott – The open container on the new zoning officer property is still
there.

Councilman Sanders – I am looking into and I am talking to John about this.
Councilman Razze makes a motion to close this portion, seconded Swartz, all in
favor Yes.

Councilman Johnson makes a motion to repeal the event permit based on the
Grove Assoc. information, to repeal the Pitman Terminal Market, seconded by
Sanders, on roll call all members of council voted affirmative.

Councilman Swartz – What would be the conditions for this event to take place?

Councilman Johnson – 100 percent non profit.

Solicitor – The entity that signs on with the event permit has to be valid legal
existing entity.

X.       Miscellaneous

       NONE
        XI.        Adjournment

       10:05pm

                                BOROUGH OF PITMAN
                              COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA
                                    June 9, 2008
                                      8:00 P.M.
      VII.    Call to Order

     VIII. Salute to the Flag/Invocation

       Councilman Swartz

        IX. 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 2008, which was posted on the Borough Hall
       bulletin board, sent to the "GLOUCESTER COUNTY TIMES" and
       "PLAIN DEALER", and filed with the Municipal Clerk on January 6,
       2008.
        X.    Roll Call
       Council President Shoemaker, Councilman Johnson, Councilman Razze,
       Councilman Sanders, Councilwoman Higbee and Councilman Swartz.

       XI. Public Hearings
 #O-08-19 “Cola Ordinance” (Higbee)
 #R-08-56 “Budget Resolution” Higbee make a motion to
 approve, seconded by Sanders.

 Open to Public - None

 Councilwoman Higbee made a motion to table this vote on this
 budget until we hear what our municipal aid cut will be,
 seconded Johnson, all in favor Yes.

 Presentation – Mrs Spinosi’s 5th Grade Class

 XII. Committee Reports

Councilman Shoemaker – I am waiting on one more price from a contractor
and then we can get started on the hallway.

We are waiting for approvals from the Gloucester Co. Soil conservation and
the Gloucester Co. Planning Bd. then we can move forward with the Parking
lot on Holly & Broadway.

Councilman Johnson - May stats for Public works solid waste and recyclable
collection.

I have a letter dated May 29th that an agreeable solution has been made for
our automated trash trucks. The divider of the trucks will be completely
removed and they will furnish the kits for the tailgates and install them with
no cost to the Borough. The Borough solicitor also asked for a one year
warranty on those new parts.

Councilman Razze - The parade committee will be meeting on the 18th at
7pm in McCowan Memorial Library. All are invited to stop out and help with
the parade – both in the final stages of planning and the morning of. As
always, the parade, themed “Tropical Times” will start on Highland Terrace
at 9:55 and will make its way down Adams to Broadway ending at the first
entrance of the Methodist Church at Lambs Road. As I reported previously,
tickets for the fireworks are available again this year for Pitman residents
for viewing the fireworks from Alcyon Park. There are only 200 available
here at Borough Hall and the News Agency and each resident may only
obtain a maximum of 10. A donation of $3.00 is requested per ticket. For
more information, please visit PitmanParade.com.

Also, on the morning of the 4th of July, the Rec Commission will hold its
27th Annual Pitman Freedom Four Mile Road Race. The race will begin
promptly at 9:15 am – rain or shine - near the Broadway Theatre. The cost
of entry is $15 before Race Day and $20 on Race Day, and each runner will
receive a race T-shirt. Prizes will be awarded based on gender and age
with trophies going to the top Pitman male and female. Pre-registration will
be held here in Council Chambers from 6:30 to 8:00 PM on July 3rd or on
Race Day beginning at 7:30 AM.

The Environmental Commission met this past Thursday night. In addition
to discussing final issues regarding Earth Day, the commission also
discussed purchasing new recycling cans for downtown Pitman. The cans
will match the existing trash cans and will be purchased with funds
earmarked for recycling efforts from our Clean Communities grant. The
Commission was also visited by Mrs. Spinosi’s 5th grade class from
Memorial School as we saw here tonight. We were very excited with some
of the ideas they came up with. We were able to share some of the things
we have already done – like the pet waste ordinance, but we got some
good ideas as well.

Councilman Sanders – Construction fees collected for April 1st to 30th
$8520.00. I also attended the Bd of Ed recognition night at the Pitman High
and the Water Ice Station has reopened.

Councilwoman Higbee – The Memorabilia committee had received a
$20,000.00 donation from the Rose Primack estate. Her estate has been
finalized and we received another check for $11,384.00.

Councilman Swartz – The Fire Departments have been busy but have had
12 safe days. The Hope House which was struck by lightning was
contained and put out by our fire companies.

The Police Departments community night out this Wednesday will be held at
the Alcyon Park from 5-10pm.

I would like to announce the hiring of Christine P. Osinski a part-time Class
II officer. She will be brought on to help out with vacation schedules and to
foot patrol the down town and Grove areas. Her appointment will be
through December 31st, she is also a DARE instructor.


  VII. Old Business

   X.      New Business

         Disbursements – Higbee made a motion to approve, seconded
        by Shoemaker, on roll call all members of council voted affirmative.
       Event Permit – “Pitman High School Graduation” Swartz
      made a motion to approve, seconded by Sanders, all in favor Yes.

       Event Permit – “Graduation Party” for Lisa Farthing 506
      Snyder Ave. on June 28th between 1pm and 8pm closing of
      Snyder Ave, Swartz made a motion to approve, seconded by
      Shoemaker.

        Councilman Swartz makes a amended motion to be contingent
      upon having these amendments meant which includes approval of
      the neighbors effected by the blockade, and certification of
      insurance, seconded by Shoemaker, all in favor Yes.

        Event Permit – “27th Annual Pitman Road Race’ on July 4th
      between 9 and 10:15am, Swartz made a motion of approve,
      seconded by Higbee all in favor Yes.

       Resolution #R-08-77 “Awarding Paving Contract to
      Arawak” Johnson made a motion to approve, seconded by Swartz.

        Solicitor – Make this contingent of my reviewing and approving the
      bid package and approval of the budget.

        Councilman Johnson makes a motion to amend based upon
      solicitor reviewing the bid package and council approving budget,
      seconded by Swartz, on roll call all members voted affirmative.


         Resolution #R-08-78 “Authorizing the Payment of
      Entertainment for 4th of July” Razze you will not find a copy of
      the resolution in your packets you will find copies of the contracts,
      seconded by Sanders on roll call all members of council voted
      affirmative.

        Resolution #R-08-79 “Elm Avenue Payment Voucher”
      Johnson made a motion to approve, seconded by Shoemaker, on
      roll call all members of council voted affirmative.

       Councilwoman Higbee made a motion to have a closed session,
       seconded by Swartz, all in favor Yes.

XI.      Open to the Public
      Councilman Razze made a motion to open to the public, seconded by
      Sanders, all in favor Yes.


      Jim Fortney – 502 Carew Ave., At the corner of Cedar and Touhy Avenues
      something has to be done with this property. High grass.

      Betty Park the trash cans are filled on the weekends.

      Pat Shone – 125 12th Ave., I am here as the last recording secretary of
      the Grove Association. We have not been functioning for at least five
      years. We have no funds. We operate solely for the residents of the
      Grove. There is no organization at this time. We had non profit status
      after 18 months.

      Councilman Sanders – Did you have to supply any formal certification
      stating you are no longer a functional organization?

      Pat Shone – We were never registered.

      Solicitor – We have the right to repeal the event permit based on not
      having the correct information.

      Alice Polocz – 138 Pitman Ave. – The Terminal Market should have been
      applied for correctly. It is advertised as inside on Fridays and Saturdays
      and outside on Sundays. Does he even have a CO and the curbing is not
      up to code in the front of his building.

      The Grove Auditorium has graffiti on it again and someone has slashed
      the alumina siding on the building.

      The Parking lot at East Ave., were there any changes?

Dawn – There were some changes to the wall it went from EP Henry to a Brick
wall.

Alice Polocz – Regarding the easement to the lake, there has been rumors that
we are paying for this sewer and sewer lines to have access to the lake.

Chief Campbell – I spoke to Chris Walsh regarding putting a line down Elm
Avenue, this might help with the speeding. Chris will be looking for funds in his
budget.

Pear Brown 35 Mansfield Ave., - Where is the paving going to be?
Council President Shoemaker – Cyrus, Colonial and Kenton.

Pearl Brown – On Arbutus Ave today the trash cans were in the street.

Dawn – In some areas it is not possible to put cans back on the curb line. We
did ask the home owners to please pull in there cans.

Bruce Scott – 717 W. Jersey Ave., - When will they finish paving the last 200 ft
of this street.

Councilman Johnson – We are aware of it.

Bruce Scott – The open container on the new zoning officer property is still
there.

Councilman Sanders – I am looking into and I am talking to John about this.

Councilman Razze makes a motion to close this portion, seconded Swartz, all in
favor Yes.

Councilman Johnson makes a motion to repeal the event permit based on the
Grove Assoc. information, to repeal the Pitman Terminal Market, seconded by
Sanders, on roll call all members of council voted affirmative.

Councilman Swartz – What would be the conditions for this event to take place?

Councilman Johnson – 100 percent non profit.

Solicitor – The entity that signs on with the event permit has to be valid legal
existing entity.

X.       Miscellaneous

       NONE
        XII.   Adjournment

       10:05pm

				
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