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Meeting Minutes


Council Mtg. Minutes-December 29, 2010

March 10, 2011 by Clerk

Council Meeting Minutes for December 29, 2010

CALL MEETING TO ORDER
Mayor DeLucca called the Council Meeting of December 29, 2010 to order.

SUNSHINE LAW
The meeting had been duly advertised in compliance with the provisions of the open public meetings law.

FLAG SALUTE
The flag salute was held. Mayor prayed for wisdom, to watch over the children present while they are riding their bicycles, and thanks for this joyous season.

ROLL CALL
Present: Councilmen Balmer, Dougherty, Hans, Roach, Strippoli and President Randolph-Sharpe,
Mayor DeLucca

Mayor turned the meeting over to Councilman Roach and Borough Administrator Dawn S. Thompson for the presentation of the Municipal Alliance Bicycle Safety Contest for first graders to fourth graders. Bicycles and helmets were distributed to the contest winners.

PAYMENT OF BILLS
Motion was made by Councilman Roach, second by Councilman Dougherty that all bills that have been properly audited be approved for payment. Roll call vote was unanimous in the affirmative. Motion carried.

Second Reading Ordinance #1281- Sewer Rate Change
AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 107-28 AND CHAPTER 174-45 OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF LINDENWOLD FOR SEWER SERVICE

Mayor opened the meeting to the public for any questions or comments. There being no one from the public desiring the floor, the meeting was closed to the public.

Motion was made by Councilman Roach, second by Councilman Dougherty that Ordinance #1281 be adopted as read on second reading. Roll call vote was unanimous in the affirmative. Motion carried.

Second Reading Ordinance #1282-Solar Panel and Solar Devices’
AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 205 ARTICLE XXI, SUSTAINABLE ENERGY ENTITLED ‘SOLAR PANEL AND SOLAR DEVICES’ OF THE ZONING CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF LINDENWOLD, COUNTY OF CAMDEN, STATE OF NEW JERSEY

Mayor opened the meeting to the public for any questions or comments. There being no one from the public desiring the floor, the meeting was closed to the public.

Motion was made by President Randolph-Sharpe, second by Councilman Balmer that Ordinance #1282 be adopted as read on second reading. Roll call vote was unanimous in the affirmative. Motion carried.

Second Reading Ordinance #1283-Wind Energy
AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 205 ARTICLE XXI ENTITLED ‘WIND ENERGY’ OF THE ZONING CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF LINDENWOLD
COUNTY OF CAMDEN, STATE OF NEW JERSEY

Mayor opened the meeting to the public for any questions or comments. There being no one from the public desiring the floor, the meeting was closed to the public.

Motion was made by President Randolph-Sharpe, second by Councilman Balmer that Ordinance #1283 be adopted as read on second reading. Roll call vote was unanimous in the affirmative. Motion carried.

RESOLUTION #2010:188
WHEREAS, Conifer Construction Company posted a performance guarantee in the amount of $20,881.20 for the Linden Lake Senior Housing Project, and
WHEREAS, Environmental Resolutions has recommended that the performance bond in the amount of $20,881.20 be released upon the posting of a two year maintenance guarantee in the amount of $2,610.15, and
WHEREAS, Confer posted a two year maintenance guarantee in the amount of $2,610.15.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Borough Council of the Borough of Lindenwold that the performance bond in the amount of $20,881.20 be released.



RESOLUTION #2010:189
BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Borough Council of the Borough of
Lindenwold that the following liquor licenses are hereby approved for the year 2010-
2011:
LICENSEE NUMBER
Lupan, Inc. #0422-33-008-001

RESOLUTION #2010:190
WHEREAS, the Camden County Board of Freeholders submitted sewer payments for the County Complex during year 2006, and
WHEREAS, interest was incorrectly charged, and therefore, a balance has been continuing as follows:
Acct: #4048-1 - 40.78
Acct #4048-2 - 14.27
55.05
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Borough Council of the Borough of Lindenwold that $55.05 be waived on the above sewer accounts.

RESOLUTION #2010:191
BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Borough Council of the Borough of Lindenwold that the following transfers be made to the 2010 budget in accordance with N.J.S 40A:4-58:
From To
Current Fund
Collection of Taxes OE 3,000.00
Engineering OE 7,500.00
Construction OE 5,000.00
Compliance OE 3,000.00
Police OE 6,000.00
Celebration of Public Events 1,000.00
Municipal Court OE 2,500.00
Garbage & Trash Removal 8,500.00
Shade Tree Commission 2,000.00
Planning Board OE 3,200.00
Mayor & Council S & W 3,500.00
Mayor & Council OE 3,000.00
Public Bldgs & Grounds OE 1,500.00
Animal Control OE 2,500.00
Emergency Mgt OE 500.00
Admin & Exec S&W 500.00
Municipal Clerk OE 1,000.00
Zoning OE 500.00
Environmental Commission 500.00
Parks & Playground OE 500.00
Parks & Playground S & W 800.00
Library S & W 3,000.00
Library OE 2,000.00
Municipal Services Act 8,800.00

Police S & W 3,500.00
Group Insurance 45,500.00
Social Security 20,300.00
Computerize Data Processing 1,000.00

Total 70,300.00 70,300.00

Councilman Dougherty questioned the owner for Resolution 2010:189 which is still Moby Dick. Authorization was provided by the state for council approval of license for 2010.

Motion was made by Councilman Roach, second by Councilman Dougherty that Resolution #2010:188-191 be adopted as read. Roll call vote was unanimous in the affirmative. Motion carried.

Council discussed the proposals for specifications for the new building on White Horse Pike from Bishop & Smith and Remington & Vernick. Also, discussed were the cost and personnel for inspection. Recommendation was made by President Randolph-Sharpe to accept the proposal from Remington & Vernick. Councilman Roach presented budget concerns for the operation of the new building. President Randolph-Sharpe stated that this was to protect current investment. Councilman Balmer stated that investment should be protected while future decision of the building is being considered. Councilman Hans commented about the possible time of completion for specifications and work. Discussion on possible cost for the new roof and the current materials already purchased. Councilman Dougherty questioned if it was possible for the details of the project to be explained. Dawn S. Thompson stated that the Public Works Supervisor, Bob Lodovici, will be available to address any questions. An on-site inspection had been completed regarding materials and work to be completed.

RESOLUTION # 2010-192
WHEREAS, the Council has deemed a need to enclose the structure on the Borough building located at Linden Avenue and White Horse Pike, and
WHEREAS, proposals were received to prepare the roof specifications, bid package, and all work related to the preparation of awarding a contract for the building located at Linden Avenue and White Horse Pike,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of the Borough Lindenwold, County of Camden, State of New Jersey to accept the proposal by Remington & Vernick Engineers to provide services for all work necessary to prepare documentation for the roof enclosure of the structure located at Linden Avenue and White Horse Pike.

Motion was made by President Randolph-Sharpe, second by Councilman Balmer that Resolution #2010:192 be adopted as read. Roll call vote was in the affirmative with Councilman Roach and Councilman Strippoli voting against. Motion carried.

MATTERS OF DISCUSSION
Councilman Hans explained the request by the Lindenwold Fire Co. for the former senior bus that had been renovated and used by the Police Dept. The Fire Company could use vehicle for fireman at scene during unfavorable weather conditions. Councilman Hans recommended that if bus is transferred to the Fire Co. and they sold one of their buses, the Borough should request the proceeds. Mayor suggested meeting with Police Chief and Fire Chief and Commissioners. Mayor recalls the Borough being interested in equipment and the Fire Co. decided to sell on auction. Mayor suggested to sell the bus since the County already has a bus. The Police Department no longer has an entry team and uses the Sheriff Department. A meeting will be scheduled between interested parties.

President Randolph-Sharpe presented Councilman Hans a plaque for his years of service to Lindenwold. Councilman Hans thanked everyone and stated that it has been an honor and pleasure serving.

Dawn S. Thompson informed council that Bob Lodovici completed the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant application. The initial grant is $20,000 with a potential for an additional $30,000.

Councilman Hans submitted the Fire Report.

OPEN TO PUBLIC
Mayor DeLucca opened the meeting to the public for any questions or comments.

Resident Jeanette Krug questioned the responsibility for snow removal for businesses especially at cross walk which is presenting a problem for pedestrians who then walk in the street. Mayor stated it was the responsibility of the owner. Councilman Hans also found this to be a problem in town. Suggestion was made to post on Channel 192 and to put notice in the Mercantile License Application that is about to be mailed.

Councilman Balmer recognized the Environmental Commission and Kevin Becica for their hard work for Ordinances #1282 and #1283 to help improve Lindenwold for the future.

There being no one from the public desiring the floor the meeting was closed to the public.

EXECUTIVE SESSION
Motion was made by Councilman Dougherty, second by President Randolph-Sharpe that council go into executive session. Voice vote was unanimous in the affirmative. Motion carried.

ADJOURNMENT
Motion was made by Councilman Strippoli, second by Councilman Dougherty that the meeting be adjourned. Voice vote was unanimous in the affirmative. Motion carried.


DATED: March 9, 2011
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DEBORAH JACKSON
Acting Borough Clerk