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					BOROUGH OF HIGH BRIDGE                                                                MAYOR & COUNCIL
                  MINUTES OF MEETING June 26, 2003
CALL TO ORDER
The regular meeting of the Mayor and Common Council of the Borough of High Bridge came to order with
Mayor Alfred W. Schweikert, III presiding, at 7:32 p.m. on the above date. Notice of this meeting was
given by public announcement on January 2, 2003, published in the Hunterdon Review issue of January 8,
2003 and posted on the bulletin board in Borough Hall. The meeting was held in Borough Hall, 71 Main
Street, High Bridge, N.J.

Mayor Schweikert led those present in the salute to the Flag.

Members Present:            Councilman Tuck Batch
                            Councilman Robert Dumas
                            Councilwoman Colleen Hann
                            Councilwoman Lynn Hughes
                            Councilman Thomas Waldron, arrived 7:35 pm

Attorney Ed Halpern, Administrator, William Barnum Wahl, Municipal Clerk, Maureen Horton Gross and
16 members of the public were also present for the meeting.
Councilman Richard Carr was excused.

VISITORS
          Jim Stashluk was present representing the estate of Agnes Imperato. He gave a brief history of
Agnes’ life, highlighting her calls to the High Bridge Police, Fire and Rescue Squads. She has bequeathed
part of her estate in recognition for those that shared time with her.
          He then presented checks in the amount of $113,111.49 each to Chief Lacey for the Police
Department, Rescue Squad President, Rick Hannigan, Jim Dietz for the Fire Department, and Father Rusay
for St. Joseph’s Church.

PUBLIC COMMENTS
          Carrie Gottlieb, 40 Taylor Street, asked about getting a fence for her property, which has an
easement on it. Mr. Anderson noted that the Borough has a drainage easement on the property. The survey
shows the easement from the Taylor Street catch basin, through to the rear of the property off the rear
headwall. Her surveyor noted that there may not be anything formally written. Another surveyor, Robert
Lee, noted that in another survey for 36 Taylor, the easement is clearly indicated.
          In order for the owner to erect a fence, she would need permission from Council to intrude on that
easement. If this is allowed, and if the Borough needs to access the property, the Borough would not be
responsible to replace the fence if it is damaged. Mr. Anderson also contacted a landscape architect as he
had a concern that during certain storms, the capacity of the pipe is exceeded by the flow. He is concerned
that if bushes are planted, and the flow exceeds the pipe, he believes the flow of water would impact on
neighboring properties. The landscape architect suggested limited planting, with fencing. Mr. Anderson
suggested that a fence with a six-inch gap at the bottom be erected if approved by Council.
          Ms. Gottlieb would like to install a fence to better define her property line, with selective plantings
so as not to impede the flow of water should the catch basin overflow. She is aware of the neighboring
property having the right to trim what overhangs the property line.
          On motion by Councilman Batch, second by Councilwoman Hann and carried by unanimous
favorable voice vote, the Council approved the construction of a fence in the easement at 40 Taylor Street,
in accordance with the recommendation of Zoning Officer.
          Valerie Jordan 53 Beaver Street, asked attorney for some clarification of State Statutes with
respect to Minutes. Attorney Halpern stated the responsibility of Minutes belongs to the Municipal Clerk.
The public has access once Council approves the minutes. There may be aspects of the Minutes that are
technical and the administrator might have a better idea and for them to collaborate. Mr. Halpern noted that
it was a gray area. There is nothing wrong with there being collaboration between the Clerk and
professionals whenever that collaboration is needed.
          Mrs. Jordan expressed her concern with the minutes being changed privately. Mr. Halpern noted
that does not preclude a collaboration where that might be necessary.
          She then spoke on the discussion on the hiring of the new Police Officer. She suggested that there
be something in writing so that there is no debate. She also remarked on the issue not being on the agenda.
Mayor Schweikert agreed that in the future items will be placed on the agenda. Mr. Halpern noted that there
is no law that requires that each and every item be listed on the agenda. If something comes up and it needs
to be acted upon, it can be addressed at a meeting as long as it was not specifically omitted as a means of
deception. He also noted that the debate was valid as to who has the power to hire. The Borough Personnel
Policies cite that the Mayor has a say in the appointment.
          Sally Ward, Solitude Village, stated that the Mayor and Council handled their disagreement well
considering the degree of separation and worked out a compromise.
          Donald Cox, 17 Thomas, asked about the user agreement with Jungle Laser, noting that he has a
problem with the agreement based on privacy concerns. The mapping program appears to be great and
could have many advantages for the town. His concern is the amount of information that would be available
on each property. He felt the agreement was one sided. It is clear about what High Bridge can do. It is void
as to restriction of the use by the licensor. He questioned what happens to the information if the agreement
is canceled. He asks for greater specificity in the agreement.
          Mayor Schweikert felt that Mr. Cox’s concern is valid. Council will have the Attorney review
again and address these issues.

PUBLIC HEARINGS
                              MINUTES OF MEETING June 26, 2003

Second Reading and Public Hearing on Ordinance #2003-12 Bond for Salt Dome
          Mayor Schweikert declared the Public Hearing open.
Councilman Batch related the bids received from Mibo Construction for $122,345.00, Penn Bower for
$109,100.00 and Bulk Storage for $103,755.00. This will replace the existing salt building with a larger,
better contained unit. The plans were presented to the Planning Board and letters will go out to all residents
within 200 feet of the Public Works facility.
          Mr. Anderson asked about the potential of pollution. Councilman Batch noted the concern is from
the existing building. It will not be a concern with the new unit.
          Mr. Anderson asked how the building will prevent possible pollution. Councilman Batch noted
that it will be a secure building, with a impervious concrete slab underneath the building.
          Mr. Anderson asked about the proposed new Stormwater Management regulations and if it’s
possible that the use of road salt might be eliminated. And if it is, why build a structure to house something
the Borough may not use. Mayor Schweikert noted that the Borough already uses a mixture, and not pure
salt. Either way, it will need to be stored properly.
          Mrs. Anderson asked if DEP would inspect the salt dome. Mayor Schweikert noted that it will be
inspected by Mr. Graham and monitored by the Hunterdon County Health Department.
          Chris DeGiulio asked how much salt does the Borough use; what is the capacity of this new dome
and is it overbuilt. Mayor Schweikert noted that it is larger but not excessively so.
Mr. DeGiulio expressed concern with the amount ($103,000) for the dome and whether the Borough is
spending the money wisely.
          Being no further comments from the public, the public hearing was closed on motion by
Councilman Batch, second by Councilman Waldron and carried by unanimous favorable voice vote.
          On motion by Councilman Batch, second by Councilman Waldron and carried by unanimous
favorable roll call vote of five (5) ayes, the Council adopted the following Ordinance. Councilwoman Hann
had asked Attorney whether she should abstain. Mr. Halpern noted that there is no conflict as this is for the
benefit of the Borough and not the employee.

                                          ORDINANCE #2003-012

            BOND ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A SALT BARN
                        IN AND BY THE BOROUGH OF HIGH BRIDGE,
                       IN THE COUNTY OF HUNTERDON, NEW JERSEY,
                  APPROPRIATING $125,000 THEREFORE AND AUTHORIZING
              THE ISSUANCE OF $118,750 BONDS OR NOTES OF THE BOROUGH TO
                           FINANCE PART OF THE COST THEREOF

                            BE IT ORDAINED, by the Common Council of the Borough of High
         Bridge, in the County of Hunterdon, New Jersey, (not less than two-thirds of all members
         thereof affirmatively concurring) as follows:
         Section 1.         The improvement described in Section 3 of this Bond Ordinance is
         hereby authorized to be undertaken by the Borough of High Bridge, New Jersey as a
         general improvement. For the improvement or purpose described in Section 3, there is
         hereby appropriated the sum of $125,000 including the sum of $6,250 as the down
         payment required by the Local Bond Law. The down payment is now available by virtue
         of provision for down payment or for capital improvement purposes in one or more
         previously adopted budgets.
         Section 2.         In order to finance the cost of the improvement or purpose not covered
         by application of the down payment, negotiable bonds are hereby authorized to be issued
         in the principal amount of $118,750 pursuant to the Local Bond Law. In anticipation of
         the issuance of the bonds, negotiable bond anticipation notes are hereby authorized to be
         issued pursuant to and within the limitations prescribed by the Local Bond Law.
         Section 3.
                   (a)      The improvement hereby authorized and the purpose for the financing
         of which the bonds are to be issued is the construction of a salt barn to replace two
         existing deteriorating salt barns, including all work and materials necessary therefore
         and incidental thereto;
                   (b)      The estimated maximum amount of bonds or notes to be issued for the
         improvement or purposes is as stated in Section 2 hereof.
                   (c)      The estimated cost of the improvement or purpose is equal to the
         amount of the appropriation herein made therefor.
         Section 4.         All bond anticipation notes issued hereunder shall mature at such times
         as may be determined by the Chief Financial Officer; provided that no note shall mature
         later than one year from its date. The notes shall bear interest at such rate or rates and
         be in such form as may be determined by the Chief Financial Officer. The Chief
         Financial Officer shall determine all matters in connection with notes issued pursuant to
         this ordinance, and the Chief Financial Officer’s signature upon the notes shall be
         conclusive as to all such determinations. All notes issued hereunder may be renewed
         from time to time subject to the provisions of NJSA 40A:2-8(a). The Chief Financial
         Officer is hereby authorized to sell part or all of the notes from time to time at public or
         private sale and to deliver them to the purchasers thereof upon receipt of payment of the
         purchase price plus accrued interest from their dates to the date of delivery thereof. The
         Chief Financial Officer is directed to report in writing to the Governing Body at the
         meeting next succeeding the date when any sale or delivery of the notes pursuant to this
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        Ordinance is made. Such report must include the amount, the description, the interest
        rate and the maturity schedule of the notes sold, the price obtained and the name of the
        purchaser.
        Section 5.          The Capital Budget of the Borough of High Bridge is hereby amended
        to conform with the provisions of this Ordinance to the extent of any inconsistency
        herewith. The resolution in the form promulgated by the Local Finance Board showing
        full detail of the amended Capital Budget and capital program as approved by the
        Director of the Division of Local Government Services is on file with the Clerk and is
        available there for public inspection.
        Section 6.          The following additional matters are hereby determined, declared,
        recited and stated:
                  (a)       The improvement or purpose described in Section 3 of this Bond
        Ordinance is not a current expense. It is an improvement or purpose that the Borough
        may lawfully undertake as a general improvement, and no part of the cost thereof has
        been or shall be specially assessed on property specially benefited thereby.
                  (b)       The period of usefulness of the improvement or purpose within the
        limitation of the Local Bond Law, according to the reasonable life thereof computed from
        the date of the bonds authorized by this Ordinance, is 15 years.
                  (c)       The Supplemental Debt Statement required by the Local Bond Law has
        been duly prepared and filed in the Office of the Clerk, and a complete executed
        duplicate thereof has been filed in the Office of the Director of the Division of Local
        Government Services in the Department of Community Affairs of the State of New Jersey.
        Such statement shows that the gross debt of the Borough as defined in the Local Bond
        Law is increased by the authorization of the bonds and notes provided in this Bond
        Ordinance by $118,750, and the obligations authorized herein will be within all debt
        limitations prescribed by that Law.
                  (d)       An aggregate amount not exceeding $12,500 for items of expense listed
        in and permitted under NJSA 40A:2-20 is included in the estimated cost indicated herein
        for the purpose of improvement.
        Section 7.          Any grant moneys received for the purpose described in Section 3
        hereof shall be applied either to direct payment of the cost of the improvement or to
        payment of the obligations issued pursuant to this Ordinance. The amount of obligations
        authorized but not issued hereunder shall be reduced to the extent that such funds are so
        used.
        Section 8.          The Chief Financial Officer of the Borough is hereby authorized to
        prepare and to update from time to time as necessary a financial disclosure document to
        be distributed in connection with the sale of obligations of the Borough and to execute
        such disclosure document on behalf of the Borough. The Chief Financial Officer is
        further authorized to enter into the appropriate undertaking to provide secondary market
        disclosure on behalf of the Borough pursuant to Rule 15c2-12 of the Securities and
        Exchange Commission (the “Rule”) for the benefit of holders and beneficial owners of
        obligations of the Borough and to amend such undertaking from time to time in
        connection with any change in law, or interpretation thereof, provided such undertaking
        is and continues to be, in the opinion of a nationally recognized bond counsel, consistent
        with the requirements of the Rule. In the event that the Borough fails to comply with its
        undertaking, the Borough shall not be liable for any monetary damages, and the remedy
        shall be limited to specific performance of the undertaking.
        Section 9.          The full faith and credit of the Borough are hereby pledged to the
        punctual payment of the principal of and the interest on the obligations authorized by
        this Bond Ordinance. The obligations shall be direct, unlimited obligations of the
        Borough, and the Borough shall be obligated to levy ad valorem taxes upon all the
        taxable real property within the Borough for the payment of the obligations and the
        interest thereon without limitation of rate or amount.
        Section 10.         This Bond Ordinance shall take effect 20 days after the first publication
        thereof after final adoption, as provided by the Local Bond Law.

Second Reading and Public Hearing on Ordinance #2003-14 Salary & Wages for 2003
         Mayor Schweikert declared the Public Hearing open.
         Being no comments, the Public Hearing was closed on motion by Councilman Batch, second by
Councilman Waldron and carried by unanimous favorable voice vote.
         On motion by Councilman Batch, second by Councilman Waldron and carried by majority
favorable roll call vote of four (4) ayes with Councilwoman Hann abstaining, the Council adopt the
following Salary and Wage Ordinance:

                                  ORDINANCE #2003-14
                     AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOROUGH OF HIGH BRIDGE
                       SETTING FORTH THE SALARIES AND WAGES OF
                       OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES FOR THE YEAR 2003

                 BE IT ORDAINED by the Mayor and Common Council of the Borough of High
        Bridge in the County of Hunterdon and State of New Jersey that the 2003 Salary
        Ordinance be adopted in the form following:


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                 SECTION 1:         The salary and wage for compensation of certain Officers and
        employees of the Borough of High Bridge having a salary and wage range are as
        follows:
                                                     SALARY AND WAGE RANGES
        Chief of Police                                       $61,000 -------- $72,000 per annum
        Sergeant of Police                                    $61,000 -------- $69,000 per annum
        Police Officer - 1st Class                            $56,000 -------- $63,000 per annum
        Police Officer - 2nd Class                            $48,000 ------- $54,000 per annum
        Police Officer - 3rd Class                            $44,000 ------- $50,000 per annum
        Police Officer - 4th Class                            $39,000 ------- $44,000 per annum
        Probationary Officer                                  $35,000 ------- $39,000 per annum
        Matrons - Police Dept.                                $7.00 ---------- $10.00 per hour
        Substitute School/Special Event Crossing Guards       $7.00 ---------- $10.00 per hour
        Director of Public Works & Utilities                  $50,000 ------- $67,000 per annum
        Superintendent of Public Works                        $35,000 ------- $50,000 per annum
        Senior Public Works Director                          $60,000 ------- $75,000 per annum
        Laborer (Full-time) - Public Works & Utilities        $27,000 ------- $40,000 per annum
        Extra Laborer - Public Works & Utilities              $5.25 ---------- $10.00 per hour
        Municipal Clerk                                       $45,000 ------- $55,000 per annum
        Sewer Superintendent                                  $ 2,500 ------- $3,500 per annum
        Utility Collector                                     $ 1,000 -------- $3,000 per annum
        Assistant Utility Collector                           $ 1,000----- --- $3,000 per annum
        Assistant Librarian                                   $ 6.00 --------- $ 7.75 per hour
        Extra Clerical – All Depts. Not otherwise classified $ 5.25 -------- $15.00 per hour
        Secretary – Police Department                         $ 10.00 -------- $ 16.00 per hour
        Mayor                                                 $2,000 --------- $2,500.00 per annum
        Member of Common Council                              $1,000 --------- $2,000.00 per annum
        Municipal Administrator                               $40,000 ------- $50,000 per annum
        Deputy Municipal Clerk                                $15.00 -------- $25.00 per hour
        Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer/Tax Collector       $55,000 -------- $65,000 per annum
        Tax Assessor                                          $10,000 ------- $15,000 per annum
        Finance Assistant                                     $19,000 -------- $25,000 per annum
        Planning Board Secretary                              $6,000 --------- $8,500 per annum
        Zoning Officer                                        $3,000 --------- $4,000 per annum
        CCO and Building Maintenance Officer                  $3,000 --------- $4,000 per annum
        Librarian                                             $13,000 ------- $15,000 per annum
        School Crossing Guard                                 $4,000 -------- $5,000 per annum
        Water Superintendent                                  $7,500 -------- $9,000 per annum
        Attorney - Retainer                                   $1,500.00 per annum
        Borough Prosecutor                                    $5,000 --------- $6,000 per annum
        Public Defender                                       $1,400 --------- $2,000 per annum
        Construction Sub-code Official                        $5,000 --------- $7,500 per annum
        Building Sub-code Official                            $5,000 -------- $7,500 per annum
        Plumbing Sub-code Official                            $5,000 -------- $7,500 per annum
        Electrical Sub-code Official                          $5,000 -------- $7,500 per annum
        Fire Sub-code Official                                $5,000 -------- $7,500 per annum
        Summer Recreation Program Director                    $300.00 per annum
        Summer Recreation Instructor with experience          $10.00 per hour
        Summer Recreation Instructor without experience       $7.00 per hour
        Summer Recreation Counselor                           $6.00 per hour
        Recreation Field Scheduler & Secretary                $8.00 per hour

        SECTION 2 All ordinance or sections of ordinances deemed to be inconsistent with the
        terms of this ordinance are hereby repealed.
        SECTION 3: This ordinance shall become effective retroactively to January 1, 2003 upon
        passage and publication in accordance with the laws of the State of New Jersey.

WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS
Township of Lebanon – Notice of Ordinance Amendment to Land Use, Specifically Subdivision & Zoning
NJ Div. Of Pensions – Information on PFRS
Township of Lebanon – copy of Resolution opposing A-3514
HB Board of Education – Minutes of 5/19
Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith, Ravin, Davis & Himmel – copy of letter to Eric M. Bernstein, Esq.
NJSLOM – memo regarding Sixth Annual Elected Officials Hall of Fame & Legislative Bulletin No. 13
Township of Clinton – notice of Ordinance introduction Accepting a Deed of Dedication
Township of East Amwell – copy of Resolution in Opposition of A-3514


OLD BUSINESS
Cokesbury and Silverthorne Roads Project – Up-date
         Councilman Batch reported that due to some storm drainage facilities, Mr. McEldowney has
revised the estimate to $198,000.00 which includes modifications to the drainage due to sub-surface


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springs; modification of the road to save trees; inclusion of a masonry retainage wall to allow for a uniform
20’ wide roadway as related in his letter of June 26, 2003 as attached.
          At this point the Borough needs to decide whether to expend the additional money. The State grant
is for $176,000. The Borough will also utilize funds from the Utilities to augment the total cost and the
engineering.
          Mayor Schweikert expressed concern that the engineer is still putting plans together. The Borough
needs to get going on this project so that the grant isn’t jeopardized.
          The consensus of the Council is to accept Mr. McEldowney’s proposal.

Approval of LOSAP Listing
       Mr. Wahl noted that the list was not available from the Rescue Squad.

Renewal of Lease Agreement of Solitude House
          Mr. Wahl related his discussion with the Attorney. Mr. Halpern confirmed that the language of
current lease states the landlord could not evict unless the Borough plans to sell the property or take it off
the rental market. This should provide the security the tenant may feel she needs. The tenant can terminate
with 30 days notice. The Borough will be continuing the rental based on the lease agreement.
          Councilman Batch asked about a regular renewal and the possibility of rent increase. Attorney
Halpern noted the Council can and should deal with it when they feel it should be increased. The Borough
shall notify the tenant in writing of the increase. He also added that if and when the time comes it would
probably need to be reviewed to determine if the Borough needs to formally bid.

Award of Contract for new Phone System
           Mr. Wahl related that at the last meeting he was directed to get other estimates for a telephone
system. He contacted Verizon and ATT for quotes. Neither provides service in High Bridge. He felt that
satisfies the requirement of getting three price quotes. Sprint’s quote was for $176 per month for seven
phones, voice mail, intercom and direct lines.
           Mr. Wahl then briefly highlighted the features of the telephone which will be automatically
answered; voice mail boxes for each desk; direct lines to each department.
           Councilman Waldron asked where the funds would come from. Mr. Wahl stated from Current
Fund, the telephone line item.
           On motion by Councilman Batch, second by Councilman Dumas and carried by unanimous
favorable roll call vote of five (5) ayes, the Council approved the award of the new phone system to Sprint
and authorized the Mayor and Clerk to enter into the contract with Sprint.

NEW BUSINESS
Resolution #49-2003 Salary and Wages for 2003
           Councilman Dumas questioned why the position of Superintendent of Public Works had no
amount. The Mayor and Council discussed whether the action taken by Council earlier this year was valid.
Mayor Schweikert and Mr. Wahl stated that it was not. Council related that Attorney Bernstein felt the
action was valid. Councilman Waldron suggested that Council table the resolution until further
determination could be made.
           Mr. Wahl suggested adding the amount of $3,000 for the position. Then, once the issue of the
promotion is resolved, it can be awarded. Mr. Wahl noted that the CFO has already started processing the
retro checks. If Council tables this resolution, the checks will have to be cancelled.
           On motion by Councilman Batch, second by Councilman Dumas and carried by majority favorable
roll call vote of three (3) ayes, with Councilman Waldron opposed and Councilwoman Hann disqualifying
herself, the Council approved the following Resolution:

                                          RESOLUTION #49-2003

                  BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Common Council of the Borough of High
         Bridge in the County of Hunterdon and State of New Jersey that the salary and wage for
         compensation of certain Officers and employees of the Borough of High Bridge having a
         salary and wage range pursuant to Section 1 of Ordinance #2002-05 are as follows:

                                                                         SALARY AND WAGE
         Municipal Clerk                                                 $52,880.20 per annum
         Utility Collector                                               $1,030.00 per annum
         Assistant Utility Collector                                     $1,500.00 per annum
         Municipal Administrator                                         $48,568.00 per annum
         Deputy Municipal Clerk                                          $35,960.18 per annum
         Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer/Tax Collector                 $60,133.16 per annum
         Tax Assessor                                                    $12,728.85 per annum
         Finance Assistant                                       $24,012.00 per annum
         Planning Board Secretary                                        $8,320.00 per annum
         Zoning Officer                                                  $3,749.30 per annum
         CCO and Building Maintenance Officer                            $3,689.24 per annum
         Librarian                                                       $14,070.51 per annum
         Assistant Librarian                                             $7.50 per hour
         School Crossing Guard                                           $4,833.02 per annum
         Water Superintendent                                            $8,482.30 per annum
         Attorney - Retainer                                             $1,500.00 per annum

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         Borough Prosecutor                                         $5,402.25 per annum
         Public Defender                                            $1,414.00 per annum
         Construction Sub-code Official                             $5,000.00 per annum
         Building Sub-code Official                         $5,000.00 per annum
         Plumbing Sub-code Official                                 $5,000.00 per annum
         Electrical Sub-code Official                               $5,000.00 per annum
         Fire Sub-code Official                                     $5,000.00 per annum
         Summer Recreation Program Director                         $300.00 per annum
         Summer Recreation Instructor with prior experience         $10.00 per hour
         Summer Recreation Instructor without prior experience      $7.00 per hour
         Summer Recreation Counselor                                $6.00 per hour
         Recreation Field Scheduler & Secretary                     $8.00 per hour
         Chief of Police                                            $70,715.29 per annum
         Director of Public Works & Utilities                       $66,311.78 per annum
         Superintendent of Public Works                             $3,000.00
         Richard Drift, Laborer - Public Works & Utilities          $34,568.65 per annum
         Michael Hann, Laborer - Public Works & Utilities           $37,603.67 per annum
         Roger Cregar, Laborer - Public Works & Utilities           $36,484.26 per annum
         Harry Appleby, Laborer – Public Works & Utilities          $30,139.20 per annum
         Sewer Superintendent                                       $3,344.71 per annum
         Mayor                                                      $2,000.00 per annum
         Council                                                    $2,000.00 per annum

                  BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that all full-time Officers and Employees shall
         receive compensation of time and one-half for hours worked over a forty (40) hour work
         week on all days other than Sundays and Holidays, with the exception of the members of
         the Police Department, whose members shall receive compensation of time and one-half
         for hours worked over a one hundred sixty (160) hour work month.
                  BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that all full-time Officers and Employees with
         the exception of members of the Police Department shall receive compensation of two
         times their regular rate for all hours worked over a forty (40) hour work week providing
         such hours are required on Sundays and Holidays.
                  BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution shall take effect immediately
         upon adoption, and shall be retroactive to January 1, 2003, with salary adjustments to be
         made retroactively to January 1, 2003.

Corrective Action Plan of the 2002 Audit
          On motion by Councilman Batch, second by Councilman Waldron and carried by unanimous
favorable voice vote of five (5) ayes, the Council accepted the Corrective Action Plan as submitted by CFO
Bonnie Fleming.
          Councilwoman Hann questioned the number of findings and why is reconciling bank accounts a
recurring issue? Mr. Wahl noted it was lack of time. The CFO has recommended in the past for additional
staff but it was not granted. Mayor Schweikert suggested that Councilwoman Hann meet with CFO Fleming
to discuss her concerns.

Salt Dome Contract
         The Borough was in receipt of a memo from Engineer McEldowney regarding the Bids for the Salt
Dome Project. The Borough received three (3) bids as follows:
                   Bulk Storage                 $103,755.00
                   Penn Bower                   $109,100.00
                   MiBo Construction            $122,345.00
         Mr. McEldowney had reviewed the bids and recommends awarding contract to low bidder, Bulk
Storage in he amount of $103,755.00.
         On motion by Councilman Batch, second by Councilman Waldron and carried by unanimous
favorable roll call vote of five (5) ayes, the Council approved the Salt Dome award to Bulk Storage in the
amount of $103,755, subject to Attorney review.

Buffalo Hollow and Rescue Squad Parking Lot
          Councilman Batch related the plans for the Squad parking area, which is to be completed by
August 15.
          He went on to note that the Engineer and he looked at the dirt section of Buffalo Hollow Road. Mr.
McEldowney’s estimate for regrading, paving and a top coat to the unpaved stretch of Buffalo Hollow Road
comes in under the bid threshold. Since the Borough anticipated $30,000 for the Squad and it should only
be $10,000, the balance can be used for Buffalo Hollow Road.
          Councilwoman Hann asked where the cost of the Squad lot was added. Councilman Batch noted
that it was included in the Bond for Taylor and Thomas Streets. Mayor Schweikert related that since the
quotes were less than originally expected, he suggested that Buffalo Hollow Road be improved with the
remainder of the funds.
          Mr. Wahl noted that now is a good time to borrow. Mayor Schweikert also noted the amount of
time DPW has spent on Buffalo Hollow Road grading it. This would eliminate that task.

MAYOR AND COUNCIL COMMITTEE REPORTS
Councilman Waldron - Finance, Personnel &Legal

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        Finance Committee Meetings discussed an Administrative Code

Councilman Batch - Planning and Engineering, Buildings & Grounds
    Safes in basement need to be opened. Clerk has received quotes. The cost will be less than $500.00
       to open the two safes and will allow them to be reused.

Councilman Carr - Emergency Services, Information & Economic Development
       Report given by Councilwoman Hann
    The Farmers Market started last Saturday.
    New Police Officer is now on duty

Councilman Dumas - Public Works Administration & Utilities
    The fence at Bunnvale Well will be green on the front half, at a additional cost of $1,000
    For the Bike Race, DPW put in 14 hours double time. It was noted that the park was well
       maintained
    Weather affecting repair of roads (unable to use patching materials) as well as increasing amount
       of sewage running into Clinton. Normally the flow is 6 million gallons per month, now it has
       increased to 10 million gallons because of the rain
    Sewer Pump failing at New Street so they are looking at getting it repaired. The pump is over 20
       years old.
    Cross Roads will start to bring in equipment on Monday for Taylor and Thomas Street
       reconstruction.
    Engine seized on tractor while mowing Springside Farms.
    Flow meter repaired on sewer line, and then the chart recorder broke down.
    Looking at having the generator removed at no cost to the Borough from Penn Bower’s property or
       listed with the sale of obsolete vehicles.

Councilwoman Hann - Education & Recreational Services -
   Mayor Schweikert interjected that if the administrative Code is being introduced, it should be under
   New Business
    There is currently no Administrative Code for the Borough. An Administrative Code brings
        together general law, the Statutes, and local code. It serves as a guideline for the governing body to
        follow and for the residents to understand the workings of the local government. The Committee
        has received three codes from other municipalities to review.
   Mayor Schweikert stated that this is a noble cause and would be interested in offering his assistance.
    School Board Meeting focused on goal setting and priorities.
    Elementary School is working on the 100th anniversary celebration
    Bushes have been trimmed in front of the monument at the Middle School. Due to its size and how
        it is secured, moving it to the Memorial Park will probably not happen.
    Recreation Commission held brainstorming meeting and tossed about ideas for other activities, one
        being bus trips. Discussed replacing picnic tables at park, possibly replacing the wood on the
        concrete benches and tables with a plastic alternative to lumber.
    With respect to the Skateboard Park, the YMCA came back with their numbers. The Commission
        felt they were too steep. The Commission will make a “last ditch” effort to determine if there is
        still public support.
    Attended seminar on “Home Rule”, which keeps government local. She felt it was a very
        informative meeting.

Councilwoman Hughes - Environmental, Public Health & Assistance
    Also touched upon the seminar, noting that shared services should be pursued but with caution,
        choosing partner carefully.
    Monday Movie Night was well attended by approximately 300 people. She extended thanks to all
        those who assisted and supported the event. Port-a-john was used 17 times before the movie
        started, 14 times during the movie, and at end there was a long line.
    Environmental Commission had residents from Lebanon Township attend the meeting regarding
        the fence at the Bunnvale well. One volunteered to paint the poles green. Vines will be planted to
        help block view from the residences.
    The Environmental Commission has selected replacement trees for Route 513, Taylor, Thomas
        and Seal Streets, in cooperation with residents.
    The Environmental Commission and Spruce Run Initiative are asking for support for the Highland
        Stewardship Act which has recently been reintroduced in the NJ Senate. It will authorize $25
        million per year for 10 years for the purpose of land acquisition.
    The Environmental Commission is concerned with people taking wood from the site at Springside
        Farms. Mr. Wahl noted that a barricade shall be installed to limit vehicular access.
    Board of Health looking to eliminate pools of standing water so as not to attract mosquitoes.
        Residents are asked to contact Borough Hall if they notice any.

Administrator’s Report – Mr. Barney Wahl
    Golf Club House Bid Specs are to be delivered tomorrow.
    Due to the Route 513 repaving, garbage will be picked up early AM tomorrow for those that were
        missed
    With the construction for Taylor, Thomas and Seal Streets, the Borough will attempt to work out
        an alternative plan for garbage collection for those residents.

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                              MINUTES OF MEETING June 26, 2003

        Questionnaire from Raritan Valley Rail Coalition has been distributed for input from staff and
         Council.
        Related that the valve from the water tank which was broken earlier has raised some concern if that
         had occurred at a time when it could not have been controlled. Mr. McEldowney has presented a
         cost for him to design something that would divert the water in case the valve fails.
        Applied for FEMA funds, notice received that the Borough will receive $8,545.43
        Copies of Corrective Action report on DPW were distributed to Council.

Mayor’s Report - Dr. Alfred W. Schweikert, III
     Asked that Council look at goals as we are now half way through the year.
     Fred Loozen, Senior Citizen representative, would like to put an outdoor display cabinet in front of
         Borough Hall for notices for seniors.
     Columbia Trail progressing with the County currently working at the gorge doing the large bridge.
         They finished the bridge going over Cokesbury with a cement foundation.
     Mayor Schweikert noted that the ball fields are growing in. They need to be sprayed.
    Councilwoman Hann asked about the Arch Street Bridge, as it only appeared to be an overlay and new
guardrails. No one knew the status of the County’s project.

BILL LIST
          Councilman Batch motioned to approve and direct payment of all vouchers as they appear on the
Bill List in the total amount of $470,427.18, a copy of which is attached hereto and made a part hereof these
minutes. Councilman Waldron seconded the motion. Roll Call: 5 ayes
          Councilwoman Hann questioned the amount given to the Rescue Squad and Fire Department for
the Bike Race. Mr. Wahl reported that each organization received $1000 for this year’s Bike Race. The
Squad also received $1000 for last year, as it did not receive its payment after last years bike race.

PUBLIC COMMENTS
          Sally Ward of Solitude Village commented on the picnic tables, suggesting that one wear shorts
and then sit on the plastic benches. They get very hot and you stick to them.
          She also has a friend in asbestos removal who has containers that might be considered and are
reasonable for use in the park.
          Mrs. Jordan asked about the financial control audit and if it is available for public review. She was
informed that it was.
          She then suggested that Agnes Imperato should be memorialized or recognized in some way.
          She also commented on the Clinton Township administration audit and that it was recommended
that the administrator submit a monthly report to Council.

ADJOURNMENT
     Mayor Schweikert declared the meeting adjourned at 10:12 p.m.



Respectfully submitted,



_________________________________________
Maureen Horton Gross, RMC
Municipal Clerk




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