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					                                BOROUGH OF HO-HO-KUS

                       MAYOR AND COUNCIL PUBLIC MEETING

                                   June 28, 2005 - 8:00 P.M.

I.          OPEN MEETING STATEMENT - ROLL CALL
            Mayor Randall called the meeting to order at 8:00 PM and asked the clerk to read the
            opening statement act.

            Roll Call:
            Mayor Randall                                Present
            Councilman Turk                              Present
            Councilman Mongelli                          Present
            Councilman Troast                            Present
            Councilman Crossley                          Absent
            Councilman Sanzari                           Absent
            Councilman Hamm                              Absent

            Also present were Catherine S. Henderson, Borough Administrator and David B. Bole, Esq.,
            Borough Attorney.

II.         PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

III.        APPROVAL OF MINUTES (voice vote)
            April 6, 2004 – Special Meeting  Absent: Troast (carried)
            June 15, 2004 –Work Session      Absent: Troast (carried)

IV.         COMMITTEE REPORTS

       A.   FINANCE

            Finance Officer's Report - May 2005

       B.   PUBLIC SAFETY

            1.     Police Report – May 2005
            2.     Court Report – May 2005

       C.   PUBLIC WORKS & PROPERTIES

            1.     Supt. of Public Works – May 2005
            2.     Construction Office Report- May 2005

       D.   WATER

            1.     Water Supt. Report – May 2005
            2.     Water Registrar's Report – May 2005
     E.   FIRE

          1.      Fire Dept. Report – May 2005
          2.      Fire Prevention Bureau - May 2005

     F.   COMMUNITY RELATIONS

          1.      Library – May 2005
          2.      Ambulance Report – May 2005
          3.      Solid Waste Utility – May 2005

V.        CORRESPONDENCE

A.         1. COAH: Newsletter
           2. Letter of Thanks from:
           (a) Dorothy Kleinkneckt and family for Sympathy card.
           (b) The Contemporary Club for the generous donation of parking space at the Ho-Ho-Kus
           train station.
           3. Letter of retirement from Library Director Mildred Thurklsen
           Mayor Randall said that Mrs. Thurklsen was very valuable and worthwhile time with our
           borough and will certainly be missed and we will make the appropriate gesture to
           acknowledge her time served with the borough.
           4. Letter from Senator Richard Shelby re: Res. 95 FY 2006 budget
           5. Ho-Ho-Kus Garden Club re: Beautification and Maintenance of two traffic islands.
           Mayor Randall mentioned that this subject was discussed at the work session and he
           encouraged Mrs. Morganthaler to write a letter to State requesting permission to beautify the
           two traffic islands.
           6. B.C.U.A. re: Minutes of meetings as approved.
           7. Letter of commendation from County Executive Dennis McNerny re: Arbor Day
               Festivities.
           8. Borough of Saddle River, Notice of hearing re: Storm Water Management Plan.
           9. Planning Board Attorney re: Soil Moving- 18 Saddle Ridge Road.
          10.N.B.C.U.A. 2006 Budget.

B.        Ordinances and Resolutions:
          1.Borough of Wharton: "Goose and the Gander"
          2.Borough of Oradell: Mutual Aid Plan and Rapid Deployment Force.
          3.Borough of Westwood: Opposing Tax Exemption for Xanadu Project.

C.        Bergen County:
           Board of Chosen Freeholders:
          1. Ordinance # 05-08 Bond Ordinance
          2. Ordinance # 05-09 Departments of Health and Human Services
          3. Ordinance # 05-10 Various Capital Park Improvements
          4. Ordinance # 05-11 Enforcement Improvements
          5. Ordinance # 05-12 Various DPW Improvements
          6. Ordinance # 05- 13 Various County Improvements
          7. Ordinance # 05-14 Justice Center Improvements
          8. Ordinance # 05-15 Guaranty Ordinance
          9. Ordinance # 05-16 Lease Banc Program
D.    League of Municipalities:
      1. Legislative Bulletin
      2. 90th Annual Conference of the NJSLM
      3. 8th Annual Elected Officials Hall of Fame
      Mayors Fax Advisories, Re:
      1. A-3335: Business Retention Act
      2. S-2133/A-3803 Educational Requirements for Zoning and Planning Members
      3. A-5269 Will the Senate Stop Progress on Property Tax Reform.
      4. The status of a Verizon System- wide Video Telecommunications Franchise

E.    State of New Jersey:
      a. Resolution to adopt "Blueprint for Property Tax Reform"
      b. NJDOT' s Transportation Enhancement Program, letter of support

VI.   PUBLIC DISCUSSION
      Stanley Kober 919 Washington Avenue, commented that he personally thinks that there is
      a safety issue with the Garden Clubs request for the beautification of the two traffic islands
      that the state will probably bring up, because of his past experience with a similar situation.
      Mayor Randall requested the correspondence to identify as to which Island the Garden Club
      was referring to, so that Mr. Kober and Mayor and Council were talking about the same
      Island. Once Mayor and Council identified the Island in question Mayor Randall concluded
      that the Garden Club's goal was to just add some wildflower seeds to make it look better.
      Councilman Turk commented that he did not have any objections to having the Islands that
      are inland beautified but would not want work done on the Island that is close to the highway
      unless the Garden Club gets the state's full cooperation.
      Mr. Kober asked if there was any thing new on the Gingrich House.
      Ellen Francis, 14 Pitcarin Ave stated that she has animals coming into her yard from Route
      17, she contacted Police Chief Kallenberg about the problem. She has two children that
      cannot play in her yard for fear of being attacked by these animals. She would like to know if
      the wall could be closed or if the borough would help her build a wall to stop the animals
      from coming through and into her yard.
      Mayor Randall responded saying that he was aware of her concern and the borough does not
      get involved in building structures on private property unless there is a specific public
      interest that benefits everyone. The Mayor added that the borough does have resources
      regarding animal problems and there were things that she could do to trap the animals, Mrs.
      Francis stated that she has gone that route but the animals would outsmart her, there are holes
      in her yard from these animals which poses a risk to anyone who uses her yard.
      Councilman Troast asked Mrs. Francis if her property was backed up to Route 17, and
      commented that the animals may not necessarily be coming from the highway.
      Mayor Randall commented there are openings all along the wall on Route 17 where there are
      no barriers, and said that at the end of the day it was not the issue, the animals are going to
      wherever they can go, there was no protection in keeping the animals out of Ho-Ho-Kus.
      There are too many places and storm sewers where they find their way into the yards
      throughout the town. Councilman Troast asked Mrs. Francis as to how long she has been
      residing at that address and if she has had this problem before? Mrs. Francis replied that she
      has resided at this address for six years and this is the first year that it has been a major
      problem. Mrs. Francis commented that her neighbor does not have the problem that she has
      because they have a wall stopping the animals from coming through. Mayor Randall
      concluded that it was a matter of private property issue and if a barrier erected in her property
       would solve the issue then she would have to build it at her own discretion, in terms of
       removal and trapping of animals the borough would continue to assist her. Police Chief
       Kallenberg stated that he visited her property and said that there were as many holes as Mrs.
       Francis claimed, and commented that the animals were woodchucks and what they do is
       burrow into the ground and other animals will move into those holes. Chief Kallenberg stated
       that he advised Mrs. Francis to have the Animal Control Officer Carol Tyler trap these
       animals.
       Councilman Turk asked Mrs. Francis if she had a wood deck, to which Mrs. Francis response
       was "yes" and Councilman Turk continued to say that he had a similar problem, and he
       solved his problem by putting Belgian blocks around the perimeter of the deck.
       Mayor Randall concluded that it was not a Borough issue, and that the sound barrier is the
       property of the state and the state would have to be contacted on the issue as to why there is
       an opening in the wall.
       Councilman Troast stated that he has a lot of these animals in his yard too, and said that
       unfortunately we cannot take on the whole issue, animal control would be able to help her,
       she may have to bring in an exterminator, or someone that specializes in this particular
       problem and give you advise on how to control it.

       Jim Latham, 835 Hollywood Ave, commented on the Mrs. Francis' issue with the animals
       and why there were gaps in the sound barrier on Route 17. He said the opening in the walls
       were for emergency purposes. Mr. Latham questioned as to what the DOT's Transportation
       Enhancement Program was about. Borough Administrator Catherine Henderson answered his
       question. He also asked about the $500,000 maintenance fund for the Gingrich House and
       wanted to know if Mayor Randall has sent out the letter to the state as he had mentioned at an
       earlier meeting. Mayor Randall responded to his question.

VII.   INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCES
       Mayor Randall requested the Clerk to read the Ordinance. The Clerk then read the
       Ordinance by title.

       Ord. 900 – Amend Chapter 77 – “Uniform Construction Code Department” Fee Schedule

       Councilman Turk moved the Ordinance by title only, seconded by Councilman Mongelli.

       Roll Call Vote:
       AYES:          Cn. Turk, Mongelli and Troast
       NAYS:          None
       ABSENT:        Cn. Crossley, Sanzari and Hamm
       ABSTAIN: None

       The Clerk then read a resolution authorizing the publication of the Notice of Public Hearing
       on the above Ordinance #853.

       BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Ho-Ho-Kus that a public
       hearing of Ordinance No. 900 shall be held in the Borough Hall on July 26, 2005 at 8:00 PM
       and the Borough Clerk is authorized and directed to publish said Ordinance in full, together
       with a Notice of Public Hearing in the official newspaper of the Borough, as provided by
       law; and
       BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Borough Clerk shall post a copy of Ordinance No.
       900 on the bulletin board upon which public notices are customarily posted in the Borough
               Hall, shall have copies available to members of the general public who request them.
               Councilman Turk moved the Resolution, seconded by Councilman Mongelli.
               Roll Call Vote:
               AYES:          Cn. Turk, Mongelli and Troast
               NAYS:          None
               ABSENT:        Cn. Crossley, Sanzari and Hamm
               ABSTAIN: None
               .
VIII.          FINAL PASSAGE OF ORDINANCES
               None

IX.            RESOLUTIONS
        A.     (1) Award Road Resurfacing Bid
        WHEREAS, the Northwest Bergen County Cooperative Pricing System solicited bids on behalf of
        the member communities and the Ramsey Engineer as Lead Agency coordinator has examined the
        bids for 2005 Road Resurfacing Project and has recommended that the bid of English Paving
        Company, Ridgefield, N.J., in the total amount of $1,646,575.64 (Ho-Ho-Kus share $45,232.00) be
        accepted in accordance with the specifications; and
        WHEREAS, the Chief Financial Officer of the Borough of Ho-Ho-Kus has certified to the Borough
        Attorney by a Certificate of Availability that the necessary funds are provided in Ordinance Numbers
        898 & 887.
        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Ho-Ho-
        Kus that the low bid by English Paving Company, Ridgefield, N.J., in the total amount of $45,232.00
        be accepted, and
        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor and Borough Clerk are hereby authorized to sign
        the necessary agreements to carry this resolution into effect.
        Councilman Turk moved the resolution, seconded by Councilman Troast.
        Roll Call Vote:
        AYES:          Cn. Turk, Mongelli and Troast
        NAYS:          None
        ABSENT:        Cn. Crossley, Sanzari and Hamm
        ABSTAIN: None

                (2) Exigency Authorization
        WHEREAS, an emergent condition has arisen due to failure of the air conditioning unit in the
        Department of Public Works due to the failure of the evaporator coil; and
        WHEREAS, the Superintendent of Public Works and Water has advised the Mayor and Council that
        the condition presents a serious hazard to the health and welfare of the employees of the Borough
        and the Superintendent and Administrator have decided that an emergency exists and air conditioner
        system needed to be repaired immediately due to the 90+ degree temperatures immediately without
        expending the time to prepare complete specifications and receive bids; and
        WHEREAS, the Superintendent and Administrator recommend Unique Air Conditioning and
        Heating Inc. be engaged to effectuate said repair on a time and material basis as quoted, under their
        supervision; and
        WHEREAS, the following requirements of N.J.S.A. 40A:11-6 have been met:
                "40A:11-6. Emergency purchases and contracts
                        Any purchase, contract or agreement may be made, negotiated or awarded for a
        contracting unit without public advertising for bids and bidding therefore, not withstanding that the
        cost or contract price will exceed the amount set forth in, or the amount calculated by the Governor
        pursuant to Section 3 of P.L. 1971, c.198 (C.40A:11-3), when an emergency affecting the public
      health, safety or welfare requires the immediate delivery of the articles or the performance of the
      services; provided that the awarding or making of such purchases, contracts, or agreements are made
      in the following manner:
      a. A written requisition for the performance of such work or labor, or the furnishing of materials,
      supplies or services is filed with the contracting agent or his deputy in charge describing the nature
      of the emergency, the time of its occurrence and the need for invoking this section, certified by the
      officer or director in charge of the department wherein the emergency occurred, or such other officer
      or employee as may be authorized to act in place of said officer or director, and the contracting agent
      or his deputy in charge, being satisfied that the emergency exists, is hereby authorized to award a
      contract for said work or labor, materials, supplies or services.

      b. Upon the furnishing of such work or labor, materials, supplies, or services, in accordance with the
      terms of the contract or agreement, the contractor furnishing such work or labor, materials, supplies
      or services shall be entitled to be paid therefore and the contracting unit shall be obligated for said
      payment. The governing body of the contracting unit shall take action as shall be required to provide
      for the payment of the contract price.

      c. The governing body of the contracting unit may prescribe additional rules and procedures to
      implement the requirements of this section."
      NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Ho-Ho-
      Kus that an exigency exists in connection with the air conditioning system and,
      BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the actions of the Superintendent of Public Works and Water
      be and is hereby authorized, directed and confirm that Unique Air Conditioning and Heating Inc.
      proceed with the repair without delay.

      Councilman Troast moved the Resolution, seconded by Councilman Turk.
      Roll Call Vote:
      AYES:          Cn. Turk, Mongelli and Troast
      NAYS:          None
      ABSENT:        Cn. Crossley, Sanzari and Hamm
      ABSTAIN: None

B.    CONSENT RESOLUTION
      BE IT RESOLVED that the following resolutions herewith listed having been considered
      by the governing body of the Borough of Ho-Ho-Kus are hereby passed and approved:

                    1. Interlocal Agreement- Ridgewood Pool
                    2. Soil Moving- 18 Saddle Ridge Road
                    3. Appt. Junior Fireman David J. Oppenheimer
                    4. Appt. Junior Firewoman Jaclyn Ludwig
                    5. Raffle: St Luke's Church.
                    6. 2005-2006 Liquor License Renewals
                    7. TEA-21 Application Authorization
                    8. Christopher's Law
                    9. Chapter 159 Alcohol Education Rehabilitation and Enforcement Fund.
                    10. Auction Surplus Vehicles
                    11. Tax Adjustments
                    12. Payment of Vouchers
Councilman Mongelli moved the Resolutions, seconded by Councilman Turk.
       Roll Call Vote:
       AYES:          Cn. Turk, Mongelli and Troast
       NAYS:          None
       ABSENT:        Cn. Crossley, Sanzari and Hamm
       ABSTAIN: None

         1 Interlocal Agreement- Ridgewood Pool
WHEREAS, N.J.S.A. 40:8a-1, et seq. authorizes any local governmental unit to enter into a contract with
any other local governmental unit for providing of any service which any party to such agreement is
empowered to render within its own jurisdiction; and
WHEREAS, the Village of Ridgewood has agreed to provide use of a swimming pool facility to the
residents of the Borough of Ho-Ho-Kus upon payment by the residents for use of such facility; and
WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Ho-Ho-Kus to authorize the
execution of an Interlocal Service Agreement whereby, Ridgewood will provide use of this facility to the
residents of Ho-Ho-Kus.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and Borough Clerk be and are hereby
authorized to execute an Interlocal Agreement whereby Ridgewood will provide use of a swimming pool
facility to the residents of the Borough of Ho-Ho-Kus.

        2. Soil Moving- 18 Saddle Ridge Road
WHEREAS, Moritz Construction is applying to the Borough of Ho-Ho-Kus for a soil moving permit for
block 903, lot 18, of the Borough Tax Map; and
WHEREAS, The Borough Engineer has reviewed said application and finds it to be satisfactory and the
Planning Board has recommended approval;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Ho-Ho-Kus
that a soil moving permit be issued to Moritz Construction for Block 903, Lot 18; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the permit be subject to conditions and requirements issued by
the Borough Engineer, Planning Board and all applicable Borough Ordinances.

        3. Appt. Junior Fireman David J. Oppenheimer
WHEREAS, the Fire department of the Borough of Ho-Ho-Kus, through its Chief, has recommended to the
Mayor and Council the appointment of David James Oppenheimer, 46 Fairlawn Street, Ho-Ho-Kus, New
Jersey; and
WHEREAS, Mr. David J. Oppenheimer, has passed his physical as required by the Borough,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Ho-Ho-Kus that
Mr. David J. Oppenheimer is recommended to the New Jersey State Fireman's Association for junior
membership.

4. Appt. Junior Firewoman Jaclyn Ludwig
WHEREAS, the Fire department of the Borough of Ho-Ho-Kus, through its Chief, has
recommended to the Mayor and Council the appointment of Jaclyn Patricia Ludwig, 618 Hollywood Ave ,
Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey; and
WHEREAS, Ms. Jaclyn Patricia Ludwig has passed her physical as required by the Borough,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Ho-Ho-Kus that
Ms. Jaclyn Patricia Ludwig is recommended to the New Jersey State Fireman's Association for junior
membership.

        5. Raffle: St Luke's Church.
        BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Ho-Ho-Kus, Bergen County, New
Jersey, that the following Raffle on-premise Application, submitted by St. Luke's Catholic Church,
Identification No. 215-1-105 be and the same is hereby approved.
APPLICATION:                         RA 309
DATES:                               Sept 18, 2005

6. 2005-2006 Liquor License Renewals
WHEREAS, application has been made by certain persons and corporations for the renewal of Plenary
Retail Consumption and Plenary Retail Distribution licenses for the year commencing July 1, 2005 and
terminating June 30, 2006;
WHEREAS, no complaints or objections have been filed with the Borough Clerk against said persons or
corporations; and
WHEREAS, the Police Department of the Borough of Ho-Ho-Kus has not received any complaints of
violations of Alcoholic Beverage Control regulations by any of the applicants hereinafter named; and
WHEREAS, the said applicants have filed the necessary forms and have paid the required fees for said
licenses;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Ho-Ho-Kus that
the following Plenary Retail Consumption license be issued:

       Intervilla, Inc., t/a Ho-Ho-Kus Inn                     (0228-33-002-005)

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the following Plenary Retail Distribution licenses be issued:

       J.T. Spirits, Inc., t/a J.T.'s Wines & Spirits          (0228-44-003-005)
       Russack Inc., t/a Ho-Ho-Kus Wine & Spirit
               World - The Wine Source                         (0228-44-004-003)
       Garbo's Italian Deli, Inc.                              (0228-44-001-005)

7. TEA-21 Application Authorization
WHEREAS, the Borough of HO-HO-KUS is desirous of improving the travel experience and access to various historic
venues in the borough along Franklin Turnpike in the area near the HO-HO-KUS Train Station and NJT commuter lots
and along various roadways in the Central Business District.
WHEREAS, an important component of the travel experience is the improvement of traffic flow, pedestrian
safety, aesthetic amenities and historic appreciation within the TEA-21 Transportation Enhancement project
area, and to encourage commuters to stay in, or return to, the center of transportation and cultural heritage in
this region of Bergen County; and;
WHEREAS, the Borough and the Business Community have collaborated on an enhancement project to
effectuate such improvements through a shared commitment of time, professional and economic resources;
and
WHEREAS, the Borough Council of this Borough believes the enhancement of the project area will
strengthen the transportation experience and promote the economic vitality of this region of Bergen County;
and
WHEREAS, there is community agreement that the enhancement is an appropriate public benefit for all
who travel, work, shop, and recreate within its boundaries; and
WHEREAS, the enhancement is a singularly important activity in keeping with the goals and objectives of
the Department of Transportation’s TEA-21 Transportation Enhancement Program; and
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Borough of HO-HO-KUS that its support for the
described project shall be in the form of economic participation where feasible, and for the perpetual
maintenance of the project enhancement area by the borough’s Department of Public Works, and is hereby
set forth and recorded; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Borough Council hereby endorses and authorizes application to
the NJ Department of Transportation for a TEA-21 Transportation Enhancement Grant to support the
proposed enhancements within the Central Business District and the historic HO-HO-KUS Train Station and
NJT commuter lots.

8. Christopher's Law
WHEREAS, Christopher Williamson, a twelve year old resident of Cranford, New Jersey, was struck and killed by an
unlicensed driver in June 14, 2004; and
WHEREAS, on September 20, 2004 the unlicensed driver who struck and killed Christopher Williamson pled guilty in
Cranford Municipal Court to a traffic violation and paid a nominal fine, the maximum punishment available under New
Jersey law for a driver who has never had a driver's license involved in an accident that results in the death of another
person; and
WHEREAS, New Jersey Criminal Law (N.J.S.A. 2C:11-5(b) provides that a driver with a suspended or revoked
license who is involved in an accident resulting in the death of another person is guilty of a crime of the third degree,
punishable by imprisonment of 3 to 5 years, a fine of up to $15,000 or both; and
WHEREAS, it is the common sense of the people of New Jersey that a person who drives without having obtained a
driver's license and kills another person should be guilty of a crime in the same way that someone who drives with a
suspended or revoked license and kills another person is guilty of a crime; and
WHEREAS, "Christopher's Law" (A3526/s2144) has been introduced in the assembly and the Senate to amend section
2 of P.L. 2001, c.213 and supplement title 2C of the New Jersey Statutes in order to make a driver who has never had a
driver's license who is involved in an accident that results in the death of another person guilty of a crime of the third
degree, punishable by imprisonment of 3 to 5 years, a fine of up to $ 15,000 or both;
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Borough Committee of the Borough of Ho-Ho-Kus urges the
New Jersey State Assembly and the New Jersey State Senate to pass "Christopher's Law" without delay in order to
conform the New Jersey Statutes to the common sense of the people of New Jersey and to protect the people of New
Jersey from unlicensed drivers;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Acting Governor and Senate President
Richard J. Codey, Senators Jon Corzine and Frank Lautenberg, Congressman Michael Ferguson, Assembly Speaker
Albio Sires, each Member of the New Jersey State Legislature, the Union County Board of the Chosen Freeholders and
all New Jersey Municipal Clerks.

9. Chapter 159 Alcohol Education Rehabilitation and Enforcement Fund.
WHEREAS, N.J.S. 40A: 4-87 provides that the Director of the Division of Local Government Services may
approve the insertion of any special item of revenue in the budget of any County or Municipality when such
item shall have been made available by law and the amount thereof was not determined at the time of the
adoption of the budget, and
WHEREAS, said Director may also approve the insertion of an item of appropriation for an equal amount,
and
WHEREAS, the Borough will receive $681.40 from the State of New Jersey Alcohol Education,
Rehabilitation and Enforcement Fund and wishes to amend its 2005 Budget to include of this amount as a
revenue.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Ho-Ho-Kus, in
the County of Bergen, New Jersey, hereby requests the Director of the Division of Local Government
Services to approve the insertion of an item of revenue in the Budget of the year 2005 in the sum of $681.40
which is now available as a revenue from the State of New Jersey Alcohol Education, Rehabilitation and
Enforcement Fund:
                       Miscellaneous Revenues
                       Special Items of General Revenue Anticipated with Prior Written Consent of the
                       Director of Local Government Services - Other:
                       State of New Jersey Alcohol
                       Education, Rehabilitation and Enforcement Fund
and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a like sum of $681.40 be and the same is hereby appropriated under
the caption of:
                     General Appropriations
                     (a) Operations Excluded from 5% Caps
                     Public and Private Programs offset by Revenues:
                     Alcohol Rehabilitation
                     Salaries & Wages
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Borough Clerk forward two copies of this resolution to the
Director of Local Government Services.

10. Auction Surplus Vehicles
WHEREAS, the Borough of Ho-Ho-Kus has a motor vehicle which is no longer used by the Borough:

Year Make Model     VIN #
1997 Ford Crown Vic 2FALP71W8VX183702
1998 Ford Crown Vic 2FAFP71W4WX166863


WHEREAS, the Borough Administrator is hereby authorized and directed by the Mayor and Council to sell
the aforementioned item at a public auction, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A: 14-157.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Borough Administrator shall publish notice thereof in
the Ridgewood News and/or The Record, not less than seven (7) days and not more than fourteen (14) days
prior to the date, unless published by the County on behalf of all municipalities involved. This auction will
be held in conjunction with the County of Bergen on July 30, 2005.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that all monies received from the sale of the item shall be paid into the
general treasury of the Borough of Ho-Ho-Kus.

11. Tax Adjustments
       BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Ho-Ho-Kus that the
       following Tax Deduction be confirmed:

       Block #         Lot # Name                             Type                   Amount

        306          9       Hirchenson, Catherine Senior Citizen        $250.00
       BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Tax Collector is authorized to apply this adjustment to the
       2005/06 Tax Bill or refund as appropriate.



12. Payment of Vouchers
  CHECK
 NUMBER VENDOR                                                     AMOUNT

                      CURRENT ACCOUNT
   16004       POSTMASTER, HO-HO-KUS, 5/3/05                            $211.42
   16005       BORO OF HHK PAYROLL ACCT 5/11/05                      140,000.00
   16006       HHK BOARD OF ED.                                      662,811.25
   16007       TROPICANA CASINO & RES. 5/16/05                           282.00
   16008       HOME HARDWARE                                             636.07
16009   H R MUZZIO                           114.00
16010   MC ELECTRONIC CONSULTANTS          1,230.00
16011   AIRGAS, INC.                          41.55
16012   FRANKLIN PHARMACY                     31.55
16013   PETTY CASH-C. HENDERSON               42.34
16014   POSTMASTER, H-H-K NJ                 795.00
16015   VERIZON                              368.37
16016   RUTHERFORD, DAVID L.,ESQ.            535.00
16017   B & C COMMUNICATIONS                  44.75
16018   SWAN MICHIGAN                        620.25
16019   FREMGREN POWER EQUIPMENT             191.50
16020   TRAFFIC SAFETY & EQUIPMENT           168.00
16021   BORO OF H-H-K WATER TRUST ACCT        18.22
16022   PSE&G                              7,404.01
16023   BORO OF WALDWICK                     100.00
16024   STOP & SHOP                          109.87
16025   RUUTGERS UNIV CENTER/GOV SER         397.00
16026   MUNICIPAL RECORD SERVICE             584.00
16027   SHARP SHOP                            46.50
16028   HENDERSON, CATHERINE S.               25.00
16029   BORO OF H-H-K PAYROLL ACCT       127,639.29
16030   TREASURER STATE OF NJ                 40.00
16031   NJ ASSOC OF CHIEFS OF POLICE         380.00
16032   RUSCON TRUCK SERVICE & EQUIP       1,035.48
16033   GOLD SEAL TRANSMISSION             1,964.31
16034   C & C TIRE                           919.20
16035   MONTAG, JAMES                        222.00
16036   RIDGEWOOD PRESS                      299.00
16037   NORTH JERSEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.       833.57
16038   GAYLORD BROS                         601.40
16039   W BERGEN MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE     3,860.00
16040   BORO OF H-H-K TRUST ACCT              25.00
16041   KAY PRINTING                         229.33
16042   HUDSON COUNTY MOTORS INC              60.64
16043   EMPIRE OVERALL                       220.73
16044   BORO OF H-H-K GRANT FUND           2,431.46
16045   BERGEN HYDRAULIC ELEVATOR            110.00
16046   CLIFFSIDE BODY CORPORATION            90.18
16047   FRANKLIN PRODUCTS                    318.83
16048   APPRAISAL SYSTEMS INC             14,500.00
16049   AT&T                                  65.36
16050   W W GRAINGER                          25.85
16051   MCI WORLDCOM COMMUNICATIONS          676.58
16052   PATTMAN, JEFFREY                      15.00
16053   SPECIALTY AUTOMOTIVE EQUIPMENT       350.00
16054   NJ OF WEIGHTS & MEASURES                50.00
16055   GARDEN STATE DOORS, INC.               763.50
16056   RUGGIERO, RALPH                        915.00
16057   FRANK, RUTHANNE                         30.60
16058   DSP PRODUCTS, INC.                     160.20
16059   ASCAPE LANDSACPE & CONSTRUCTIO       8,440.00
16060   BORO OF H-H-K SOLID WASTE UTIL         170.28
16061   EAGLE FIRE AND SAFETY                   64.00
16062   BORO OF H-H-K COAH ACCOUNT             120.07
16063   PIONEER PEST CONTROL                    45.00
16064   MINUTEMAN PRESS                        208.40
16065   STRYKER, TAMS & DILL                   600.00
16066   LEGGETE, BRASHEARS & GRAHAM          2,291.94
16067   OUTSTANDING SERVICE                    124.90
16068   MACO OFFFICE SUPPLIES                  598.50
16069   KEN SMITH MOTORS                       492.65
16070   BERGEN COUNTY SOFTWARE                  35.00
16071   MOBILE VISION                          137.40
16072   NEXTEL COMMUNICATIONS                  490.94
16073   THE CREATIVE DEPT                      350.00
16074   SWIFTREACH NETWORKS                    330.00
16075   ALLIED OIL CO.                       2,469.30
16076   ZAWADZKI, DARRU;                       200.00
16077   PATTMAN PLUMBING                       185.00
16078   PASCACK VALLEY AUTO SUPPLY           1,672.68
16079   ARCHONIX                             1,136.00
16080   JERSEY PROF.MANAGEMENT                 937.50
16081   WILLIAM H. SMITH, INC.                 925.00
16082   HOME DEPOT                             145.94
16083   R & R PUMP & CONTROL SERV.           3,613.93
16084   OBH, INC. CAR WASH                      56.00
16085   AMERICAN HOSE & HYDRAULICS             330.19
16086   TRILEX CLEANERS                        521.00
16087   LESCO                                  212.08
16088   POSTMASTER OF HHK                      214.04
        TOTAL CURRENT ACCOUNT            1,002,757.90
        TOTAL 2004 CURRENT ACCOUNT          8,440.00
        TOTAL 2005 CURRENT ACCOUNT        994,317.90

        WATER TRUST ACCOUNT
2969    POSTMASTER OF H-H-K 05/17/05          214.04
2970    PETTY CASH-C. HENDERSON                 9.30
2971    VERIZON                               200.95
2972    PSE & G                            $6,501.82
2973    BORO OF H-H-K PAYROLL ACCT         21,207.85
2974   TREASURER STATE OF NJ                 1,665.00
2975   POLLARD COMPANY                          51.48
2976   EMPIRE OVERALL                          110.37
2977   AT$T                                      9.19
2978   COLE-PARMER INSTRUMENT CO               205.60
2979   NEXTEL COMMUNICATIONS                    18.53


       TOTAL WATER TRUST ACCOUNT           $30,194.13

       SOLID WASTE ACCOUNT

456    BORO OF H-H-K PAYROLL ACCT             $784.32
457    WASTE MANAGEMENT OF NJ              $58,188.00


       TOTAL SOLID WASTE ACCOUNT           $58,972.32

       RECREATION COMMISSION

1874   POSTMASTER OF HO-HO-KUS, 5/4/05        $214.06
1875   BORO OF H-H-K CURRENT ACCT              118.23
1876   PSE&G                                    12.58
1877   BORO OF H-H-K PAYROLL ACCT            1,717.47
1878   TRI STATE ATHLETIC SERVICE              398.88
1879   MINUTEMAN PRESS                          79.32
1880   CRAYON CONSULTING INC.                  621.33
1918   FUNNY BUSINESS AGENCY INC 5/23/05     2,000.00
1881   HHK/SR ATHLETIC ASSOC                 6,000.00
       TOTAL RECREATION COMMISSION         $11,161.87

       TRUST ACCOUNT

1732   BORO OF H-H-K CURRENT ACCT           $1,309.98
1733   SCHWANEWEDE/HALS ENGINEERING            250.00
1734   ASCAPE LANDSCAPE & CONSTRUCTIO          400.00


       TOTAL TRUST ACCOUNT                  $1,959.98

       CAPITAL ACCOUNT

1843   BORO OF H-H-K CURRENT ACCT           $8,152.14
1844   SCHWANEWEDE/HALS ENGINEERING          5,155.00
1845   CENTRO GENERAL CONTRACTORS INC      108,702.80
              TOTAL CAPITAL ACCOUNT                              $122,009.94

              GRANT FUND

     418      BORO OF H-H-K CURRENT ACCT                               117.42


              TOTAL GRANT FUND                                        $117.42

              WATER CAPITAL

     955      BORO OF H-H-K WATER TRUST ACCT                         1,266.44
     956      JEN-KARE ALARM SYSTEMS                                 5,078.00

                                                                 $
              TOTAL WATER CAPITAL                               6,344.44

              DEVELOPERS ESCROW

     1055     BORO OF H-H-K CURRENT ACCT                                74.95


              TOTAL DEVELOPERS ESCROW                                   74.95

              UNEMPLOYMENT

     369      BORO OF H-H-K CURRENT ACCT                                32.01


              TOTAL UNEMPLOYMENT                                        32.01
              ANIMAL LICENSE

     824      TYLER, CAROL A                                           415.00
     825      NJ DEPT OF HEALTH                                         18.00


              TOTAL ANIMAL LICENSE                                     433.00

X.            OLD BUSINESS
       A.     Liaison Reports:
              1. Recreation.
       Councilman Mongelli commented that Ducky Derby Day was a huge success, one thousand ducks
       went down the Ho-Ho-Kus brook, everyone had a good time, after expenses the recreation
       department wound up with a little over ten thousand dollars, it was a huge success, and it will held
       again next year on Saturday June 3, 2006.

               2. Board of Education.
Councilman Turk stated that there was no meeting.
Mayor Randall attended two Graduations, the eighth grade Graduation at the Ho-Ho-Kus Public
School and the other at the Northern Highlands High School. Both ceremonies were wonderful and
a huge success.

       3. Other:
       a. Public Traffic & Safety Committee.
Councilman Turk said that there was a meeting last month, but he was not in attendance, so he had
no report. Councilman Troast said that the line of sight was the topic of discussion.

B.     Hollywood Avenue Overpass.
       Borough Administrator Catherine Henderson received a phone call from DOT in regards
       to the paving of Route 17, which affects the work, the stripping etc. The Police Chief and
       Ms. Henderson will be attending a meeting for an update on paving and the time frame.

C.     Hollywood & Lloyd Traffic Light
       Mayor Randall commented that there appears to be some problem between the County
       and the State to get this situation straightened out. Over a year ago the Mayor and Council
       approved the recommendation of the basis of Aurora engineering report that had a
       configuration for a smart light that would be able to manage a lot of the traffic at the
       intersection and most importantly provide safety for the children and other pedestrians
       who might be crossing to Lloyd School, the borough did everything it could, the county
       was the Administrating Agency of the construction and everything was fine. About a year
       ago Mayor Randall received confirmation that everything was okay, the traffic safety
       committee had also approved the concept, since then the grant had never been
       transmitted, from upstairs to downstairs at the county, it had been lost and had to be
       found, hopefully it would end up at the commissioner’s desk. The Mayor followed
       through again only to find that they were asked as a Council to pass another resolution, a
       resolution was done immediately. Mayor Randall preceded the resolution with a letter
       stating not to wait for the resolution, but to continue with the grant for the light. Since the
       last meeting it became apparent that there may need to additional freeholder approval.
       Mayor Randall made a few phone calls to DOT, and the Commissioners office and has
       not received any phone calls back. Mayor Randall was aware that there were others who
       attempted to make inquiry, and there has been a direct answer as to what is delaying this.
       Councilman Turk said that he spoke with Gary Ascolese and he was perplexed about why
       it did not go through. Councilman Turk filed an OPRA request with the County for all
       record, diagrams, plans, memoranda dealing with this project, in particular whatever they
       have received from the state. Councilman Turk's plans were to get whatever he could
       from the state and then go back to whoever is in charge, know what the process is and
       create a check list as to what has been done, what needs to be done, what's missing and
       start asking why. Mayor Randall added that it should be readily remedied; secondly it
       should be turned over to legal counsel, because on the OPRA request to the DOT, Mayor
       Randall would like to see counsel issue a similar request to the state to find out where
       they are on this matter.

D.     Bylaw Reviews
       Councilman Mongelli reported bylaws were ongoing, some of the bylaws received have
       been given to council for review for input.
       E.   Arbor Drive.
            Mayor Randall was not aware of any further movement on the application, but would
            continue to monitor it and hopefully get it moved up and find a funding as well.
            Dave Hals spoke the new consultant of the DOT, and reported that they are finishing their
            initial phase, where the police department looked through the records and gave the
            historical data in terms of how often it flooded and reports were made to the state.

       F.   Employee Manual Update. No report.

       G.   2006 Revaluation. No report.

       H.   AT&T Wireless. No report.

       I.   COAH Re-certification.
            In progress

       J.   Re-codification
            Borough Administrator Catherine Henderson requested an extension for the re-
            codification since the company is looking for a comment by July 22, 2005.

            K.      Grants
            Mayor Randall reported that we had one of the required phases in seeking the T-21 grant
            monies and hopeful in getting the maximum which is $500,000. One of the pre-
            conditions was to have an initial presentation of the concept or questions for anybody
            who is interested from the public, there was a notification in the paper, and we had some
            renderings here, which will be kept at the borough for future questions and display by the
            public.

            Police Chief Kallenberg reported that the department has completed the policy and
            procedure manual update and was inspected by the state.
            DPW Superintendent Michael Frank reported that he was moving forward on the summer
            jobs.

XI.         NEW BUSINESS
            None

XII.        MAYOR'S REMARKS
            Mayor Randall commented on the passing of John Letz, many people knew Mr. Letz in the
            town; he was one of the guys that occupied a long time in the life span of the borough. He
            lived in the town for over fifty years, he was on the planning board for forty-five years, and
            was a strong voice of reason on the board and always had the best interest of the borough at
            heart. Much of what Ho-Ho-Kus has been over the years is today in terms of vision and
            keeping development in a certain level is due to Mr. Letz’s influence.
            On a personal note Mayor Randall commented that he was the first person he wrote to saying
            that he wanted to get involved with the town, and he helped him. Mayor Randall added that
            the Borough sends their condolences to his wife Jane and he will certainly be missed.

            Councilman Turk added that on June 15th he had a fire call at his house and wanted to thank
            and commend the police and fire department for getting to his house immediately and for a
            job well done.
XIII.   CLOSED SESSION
        WHEREAS, under the "Open Public Meeting Law", all sessions must be open to the
        Public, and
        WHEREAS, under the Public Meetings Act Law, exceptions exist for a public body to
        hold a closed session.
        NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and Council of the
        Borough of Ho-Ho-Kus hereby recess under the exception for: litigation, attorney
        client privilege and personnel matters.
        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the results of the closed session will be
        available to the public in the minutes regarding same at the conclusion of the matter.

XIV.    ADJOURNMENT
        On a motion made by Councilman Mongelli, seconded by Councilman Turk and carried
        Mayor Randall adjourned the meeting at 9:24 and reconvened into closed session.

                                                           Respectfully Submitted
                                                           Laura Borchers
                                                           Acting Borough Clerk.

				
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