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Monthly Meeting Minutes for 2007

 

THIS IS A DULY AUTHORIZED MEETING OF THE BOROUGH COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF NATIONAL PARK, NOTICE OF WHICH HAS BEEN FILED WITH TWO NEWSPAPERS AND POSTED ON THE BOROUGH BULLETIN BOARD AS REQUIRED BY THE OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS ACT.

REGULAR COUNCIL SESSION

May 2, 2007

7:30 PM The meeting was called to order by Mayor Koloski

ROLL CALL: Present: Mr. Cooper, Mrs. Henry, Mr. Schaeffer, Mr. Szatkowski Absent: Mr. Duer, Mr. Mehaffey Late: None

The clerk requests that Council consider approval of April 2007 Minutes. A motion is made by Mrs. Henry to approve minutes as presented Seconded by Mr. Szatkowski All Yes

The clerk requests that the Council consider payment of all approved bills A motion is made by Mr. Szatkowski to pay bills as presented Seconded by Mrs. Henry Roll Call Vote: Mr. Cooper: Yes, Mrs. Henry: Yes, Mr. Schaeffer: Yes, Mr. Szatkowski: Yes.

Second Reading of an Ordinance entitled Calendar Year 2007 Ordinance To Exceed The Municipal Budget Appropriation Limits And To Establish A CAP Bank.

A motion is made by Mrs. Henry to open the floor for public comment on the above ordinance. Seconded by Mr. Szatkowski All Yes

No comments from the public present A motion is made by Mrs. Henry to close the floor to public comment Seconded by Mr. Schaeffer All Yes

A motion is made by Mr. Szatkowski to adopt the above ordinance after second reading Seconded by Mrs. Henry Roll Call Vote: Mr. Cooper: Yes, Mrs. Henry: Yes, Mr. Schaeffer: Yes, Mr. Szatkowski: Yes.

The clerk reads the resolution adopting the 2007 Municipal Budget A motion is made by Mr. Cooper to adopt the 2007 Budget Seconded by Mrs. Henry Roll Call Vote: Mr. Cooper: Yes, Mrs. Henry: Yes, Mr. Schaeffer: Yes, Mr. Szatkowski: Yes

ENGINEERS REPORT

MR. Steck Reports on the following:

1. Army Corp of Engineers: Monitoring well reports will be released by the Corp as per a conversation with Mr. Tom Groff.

2. Riverview Ave. bid specifications are out and bids will be received on May 9th.

3. Delaware River Basin Commission has reduced the permitted well water withdraw to 12 million gallons per month. This is accordance with State of New Jersey allowance.

4. The electrical engineer has finished his review of the size of generators that would be needed for the water plant and the municipal building. Municipal building is estimated at $55,000.00 and the water plant is estimated at $100,000.00. The final draft will provide more details so that an application may be filed with the Community Development Block Grant Program.

SOLICITORS REPORT

Ms. Conroy reports on the following:

1. First reading of an ordinance entitled Chapter 97 of the Code of National Park Rental Units Annual Registration and Inspection Required. A motion is made by Mr. Cooper to accept the ordinance on first reading Seconded by Mrs. Henry All Yes

2. New Jersey Economic Development Authority Grant for the HDSRF. Resolution Accepting a grant from the Hazardous Discharge Site Remediation Fund thru the Economic Development Authority.

A motion is made by Mr. Schaeffer to adopt the resolution. Seconded by Mr. Cooper. All Yes

Ms. Conroy presents the detailed agreement as sent by the EDA. She requests that Council consider a motion to allow the Mayor to sign the agreement.

A motion is made by Mr. Szatkowski to allow the mayor to sign the agreement Seconded by Mrs. Henry All Yes Ms. Conroy states that borough will need to produce deed documents to be included with the application. Mr. Steck states that he will check his records for the deed documents.

OLD BUSINESS none

NEW BUSINESS

1. Mayor Koloski distributes a letter that she will send tomorrow to New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Commissioner Susan Bass Levin. Mayor Koloski reads the letter, in which she requests a meeting, at the commissioners office , between representatives of the borough, neighbors of Shady Oaks Rest Home and the Bureau of Rooming and Boarding House Standards. The Mayor would like the DCA to explain how the Shady Oaks Facility can operate with violations.

2. The clerk presents a notice that was sent to the borough to notify us that the county was included in the Federal Disaster Notice for the recent storms.

3. The meeting with the Gloucester County EMS Advisory Committee is confirmed for May 16th at 7:30 PM.

4. The Memo of Understanding between James Trautner and the borough is reviewed and agreed to regarding inspections.

5. Mrs. Henry states that the borough must explore the possibility of having the businesses in town recycle their cardboard to increase our recycling amounts.

6. Mr. Schaeffer reports that he went to the FAA meeting that was held in Essington, PA. regarding proposed changes at the Philadelphia Airport. As he understands it, the flight pattern changes will not affect National Park as far as take-offs , but there will be more frequent landings. There was a large crowd at the meeting and a very large delegation from the Essington section.

PUBLIC PORTION

1. Mr. Schenberger requests that the borough check with the recycling company regarding collections. His recyclables have not been picked up for several weeks. The clerk states that he will check with the company to see what the problem is and assure collection.

2. Mr. Gismondi questions if the landlord registration ordinance that was introduced at tonights meeting is available to the public. Clerk states that it will be available as soon as notice is published in a few days.

3. Mr. Gismondi also questions who will enforce the regulations in the proposed ordinance if it is adopted. Mayor Koloski states that the Police Department will enforce the regulations.

4. Mr. Michael Hess questions what the Letter U stands for in construction classifications. The clerk states that is a construction question and if Mr. Hess contacts Mr. Cattell, the construction official, Mr. Cattell can answer that question for him.

There being no further matters to come before the governing body,

A motion is made by Mr. Szatkowski to adjourn Seconded by Mrs. Henry All Yes

WORKSESSION

May 16, 2007

7:30 PM The meeting was called to order by Mayor Koloski

ROLL CALL: Present: Mr. Cooper, Mr. Duer, Mrs. Henry, Mr. Mehaffey, Mr. Szatkowski Absent: Mr. Schaeffer Late: None Items presented to the governing body for review

1. Copy of the School election results

2. Copy of letter from Dean Sholders resigning as Affirmative Action Officer

3. Coin drop request Royal Dance Academy group

4. Real estate offer from Donald Rossiter

5. EDA letter and package for Landfill grant

Resolution Authorizing the person to person and place to place transfer of liquor license number 0812-33-006-012 from GDI Management-one 610 Hessian Ave. to Rossiter Holdings, L.L.C. 400 Wesley Ave.

A motion is made by Mr. Szatkowski to approve transfer

Seconded by Mr. Cooper All Yes

Mayor Koloski opens the floor to residents from Princeton Ave. that were affected by the flooding.

Mayor acknowledges that this is an ongoing problem. There is a general discussion on the issues of flooding between the Council and the residents present.

It is decided that the Clerk is to try to arrange a meeting between Congressman Andrews, his staff, the Council and the residents of the Princeton Ave. area.

The clerk presents the final plans for the repaving of Riverview Ave. Minor changes that were made at a prior meeting are noted. Drainage points are highlighted along with storage areas for materials. Note is made that access will be limited at certain points during the construction.

There being no further business to come before the governing body,

A motion is made by Mr. Szatkowski to adjourn Seconded by Mr. Cooper All Yes

Respectfully Submitted Robert Dougherty, Clerk

COUNCIL WORK-SESSION

MAY 16, 2007

7:30 PM

The work-session was called to order by Mayor Koloski

ROLL CALL:

Present: Mr. Cooper, Mr. Duer, Mrs. Henry, Mr. Mehaffey, Mr. Szatkowski

Absent: Mr. Schaeffer

Late: None

Resolution Awarding a bid to Asphalt Paving Systems, Inc. for the repaving of Riverview Ave.

A motion is made by Mrs. Henry to adopt the resolution

Seconded by Mr. Szatkowski All Yes

The clerk introduces Mr. Thomas Butts, Director of Gloucester County Emergency Services and a representative of the Gloucester County Emergency Medical Services Feasibility Study Committee. Mr. Butts is at the meeting to present the Freeholders plan for regionalization of Emergency Medical Services in Gloucester County. Mr. Butts leads off his presentation by listing the members of the study committee. He also detailed the Countys perceived need for regionalized service.

Mr. Butts explained that the committee visited sites in Prince Georges County MD that are on a county system. The committee also attended a meeting in Washington, D.C. Mayor Koloski questions how the regionalization will benefit the community.

Mr. Butts responds that it should increase response and response time.

Mr. Cooper questions the billing process, in particular balance billing. Mr. Butts responds that the service will accept what is paid by the insurance, there will not be a balance billing.

Mrs. Henry questions if present volunteer EMT personnel will be hired. Mr. Butts states that every effort will be made to employee present personnel within limitations set by Civil Service. Mr. Mehaffey questions where sites will be located. Mr. Butts states that there will be hubs established, depending on which and how many communities participate.

Fire Chief Gismondi questions if the response statistics are based solely on borough response or that of the National Park-Westville-Woodbury (mutual aid). Mr. Butts responds that it does not take that into consideration. Mayor Koloski questions what the county is looking at as a start date for the program.

Mr. Butts states that the county is looking at a September 30th 2007 start date. After additional group discussion and questions, the Mayor thanks Mr. Butts for attending the meeting and that information will be reviewed and discussed.

There being no further business to come before the governing body,

A motion is made by Mrs. Henry to adjourn Seconded by Mr. Szatkowski. All Yes

Respectfully Submitted Robert Dougherty, Clerk

 

 

 

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