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Agenda: January 1, 2015 (R)

Township Council Reorganization Meeting

Time: 12 noon

  1. Call to Order
  2. Statement: Adequate notice of this Reorganization Meeting was provided to the public and the press on December 11, 2014, and was posted at the municipal building in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A.10:4-7.
  3. Salute to the Flag
  4. Roll Call
  5. Council President Nominations & Selection
  6. Public Comments
  7. Consent Agenda (View Resolutions )
    1. Resolution #15-01: Designation of Official Newspaper for 2015
    2. Resolution #15-02: Designating Meeting Dates of the Township Council for the 2015 Calendar Year
    3. Resolution #15-03: Resolution to Adopt a Cash Management Plan—2015
    4. Resolution #15-04: Reauthorizing Petty Cash Funds for Calendar Year 2015
    5. Resolution #15-05: Establishing Interest Rates for Delinquent Property Taxes and Assessments
    6. Resolution #15-06: Authorizing the Municipal Tax Assessor and the Municipal Attorney to Defend the Township before the Sussex County Board of Taxation for Tax Appeals
    7. Resolution #15-07: Appointment of Public Agency Compliance Officer
    8. Resolution #15-08: A Resolution Appointing Health Insurance Broker
    9. Resolution #15-09: Appointing Township Business Administrator as ADA Coordinator
    10. Resolution #15-10: Authorizing Signatures on Township Checks Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:5-16
    11. Resolution #15-11: Appointment of Municipal Court Judge
    12. Resolution #15-12: Authorizing the Execution of a Shared Service Agreement between the Township of Vernon and Township of Wantage for 9-1-1 Services
  8. Resolutions Requiring Separate Action
    1. Resolution #15-13: Adoption of the 2015 Temporary Municipal Budget
    2. Resolution #15-14: Authorizing the Award of Contract for Professional Services
    3. Resolution #15-15: Authorizing a Memorandum of Agreement with Valtech Research for “Inquiry Only” Access to Certain Tax Collectors Tax and/or Utility Records via Vital Communications
    4. Resolution #15-16: Authorizing a Memorandum of Agreement with Signature Information Solutions for “Inquiry Only” Access to Certain Tax Collectors Tax and/or Utility Records via Vital Communications
    5. Resolution #15-17: Authorizing a Memorandum of Agreement with Priority Search Services, LLC for “Inquiry Only” Access to Certain Tax Collectors Tax and/or Utility Records via Vital Communications
    6. Resolution #15-18: Authorizing a Memorandum of Agreement with Accurate Abstracts for “Inquiry Only” Access to Certain Tax Collectors Tax and/or Utility Records via Vital Communications
    7. Resolution #15-19: Authorizing the Renewal Contract for 2015 Recording Secretary for the Land Use Board in the Amount Not to Exceed $1,500.00
    8. Resolution #15-20: Authorizing the Renewal Contract for 2015 Recording Secretary for the Environmental Commission in the Amount Not to Exceed $1,000.00
    9. Resolution #15-21: Authorizing a Contract with Municipal Software, Inc. to Maintain the Township’s Accounting Software for 2015
    10. Resolution #15-22: Authorizing the Option to Renew Offsite Fuel Contract between the Township of Vernon and Bob Baldwin Transportation, Inc.
    11. Resolution #15-23: Authorizing the Award of Contract for Professional Services for Updating the Tax and Zoning Maps
    12. Resolution #15-24: Authorizing the Renewal of Contract for Maintaining Township Website
    13. Resolution #15-25: Authorizing Contract with Microsystems-NJ, LLC, for the Year 2015 in the Amount Not to Exceed $3,000.00
    14. Resolution #15-26: Authorizing Renewal of a Professional Services Agreement between the Township of Vernon and Action Data Services to Provide Payroll and Accounting Services from January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015
    15. Resolution #15-27: Reappointing Lynne A. Schweighardt as Vernon Township Tax Assessor Pursuant to NJSA 40A:9-146 et seq.
    16. Resolution #15-28: Authorizing the Award of Contract for Professional Services Tax Appeal, Appraisal and Consulting Services
  9. Appointments to Boards, Commissions and Committees
    1. Resolution #15-29: Appointments to the Economic Development Advisory Committee (all 1-year terms to 12/31/2015)
      1. Arthur J. Alviene
      2. Antonios Avramidis
      3. Elmer Platz
      4. Dan Segal
      5. Teresa Vhiti
    2. Resolution #15-30: Appointments to the Historic Preservation Commission (all 4-year terms to 12/31/2018)
      1. Charles Bates
      2. Michael Furrey
      3. Christopher Hanke
      4. Theodore Laabs
      5. Valerie Seufert
    3. Resolution #15-31: Appointments to the Land Use Board
      1. Patrick Rizzuto, Class III, 1-year term expiring 12/31/2015
      2. Martin Theoboald, Class IV, 4-year term expiring 12/31/2018
      3. Richard Spoerl, Class IV, 4-year term expiring 12/31/2018
      4. Joseph Tadrick, Class IV, 4-year term expiring 12/31/2018
      5. Andrea Cocula, Class IV, 4-year term expiring 12/31/2018
      6. Joseph Ferrer, Class IV, 4-year term expiring 12/31/2018
      7. Jessica Paladini, Class IV, 4-year term expiring 12/31/2018
      8. Christopher Hack, Alt. 1, 2-year term expiring 12/31/2016
      9. Ed Rolando, Jr., Alt. 2, 2-year term expiring 12/31/2016
      10. David Nieves, Alt. 3, 2-year term expiring 12/31/2016
      11. Kristi Raperto, Alt. 4, 2-year term expiring 12/31/2016
  10. Council Appointments
    1. Resolution #15-32: Appointments to Municipal Utilities Authority
      1. Thomas Buchney, 5-year term expiring 2/1/2020
  11. Mayor’s Appointments
    1. Fire Departments
      1. Vernon: Chief Joe Byra
      2. Vernon: Deputy Chief Mike Taylor
      3. McAfee: Chief Dan Gros
      4. McAfee: Deputy Chief Ken Clark
      5. Highland Lakes: Chief Ken Kiefer
      6. Highland Lakes: Assistant Chief Chris Herring
      7. Pochuck Valley: Chief Tom VanLeuven
      8. Pochuck Valley: Deputy Chief John Cosh
    2. Special Police Officer Appointments
      1. Larry Pettigano
      2. Kurt Reinhardt
      3. Michael Sauer
      4. Roger Titus
      5. James Vette
      6. Douglas Vince
      7. Michael Burns, Class 2
      8. Roy Wherry, Class 2
      9. Thomas Zabriskie, Class 2
    3. Emergency Management
      1. Roy Wherry, Coordinator
      2. Brian Lynch, Deputy Coordinator
  12. Council President Comments
  13. Council Comments
  14. Adjournment