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Agenda: January 1, 2016 (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 November 27, 2015, 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. Swearing In Mayor Harry J. Shortway
  6. Incoming Mayor Comments
  7. Swearing In Council Member Daniel Kadish
  8. Swearing In Council Member Sandra Ooms
  9. Incoming Council Member Comments
  10. Outgoing Council President Comments
  11. Council President Nominations & Selection
  12. Incoming Council President Comments
  13. Appointment of Municipal Attorney and Conflict Attorney
    1. Resolution #16-01: Appointment of Municipal Attorney and Conflict Attorney
  14. Public Comments
  15. Appointment of Business Administrator
    1. Resolution #16-24: Appointment of Interim Business Administrator Patrick W. Bailey
  16. Consent Agenda (View Resolutions )
    1. Resolution #16-02: Designation of Official Newspaper for 2016
    2. Resolution #16-03: Designating Meeting Dates of the Township Council for the 2016 Calendar Year
    3. Resolution #16-04: Resolution to Adopt a Cash Management Plan - 2016
    4. Resolution #16-05: Reauthorizing Petty Cash Funds for Calendar Year 2016
    5. Resolution #16-06: Establishing Interest Rates for Delinquent Property Taxes and Assessments
    6. Resolution #16-07: Authorizing the Municipal Tax Assessor and the Special Municipal Attorney to Defend the Township before the Sussex County Board of Taxation for Tax Appeals
    7. Resolution #16-08: Appointment of Public Agency Compliance Officer
    8. Resolution #16-09: Appointing Township Business Administrator as ADA Coordinator
    9. Resolution #16-10: Authorizing Signatures on Township Checks Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:5-16
    10. Resolution #16-11: Appointments of Class Two Special Police Officers
    11. Resolution #16-12: Awarding a Contract to Kraft Power Corporation to Provide Semi-Annual Maintenance Service for Township-Owned Generators
    12. Resolution #16-13: Authorizing the Mayor and Municipal Clerk to Sign an Agreement with the County of Sussex for Nutrition Site Premises for Senior Citizens
    13. Resolution #16-14: 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
    14. Resolution #16-15: Authorizing a Memorandum of Agreement with Accurate Abstracts for “Inquiry Only” Access to Certain Tax Collectors Tax and/or Utility Records Via Vital Communications
    15. Resolution #16-16: Authorizing a Memorandum of Agreement with Valtech Research for “Inquiry Only” Access to Certain Tax Collectors Tax and/or Utility Records Via Vital Communications
    16. Resolution #16-17: Authorizing a Memorandum of Agreement with Action Title Research for “Inquiry Only” Access to Certain Tax Collectors Tax and/or Utility Records Via Vital Communications
    17. Resolution #16-18: Authorizing a Contract with Municipal Software, Inc. to Maintain the Township’s Accounting Software for 2016
    18. Resolution #16-19: 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
    19. Resolution #16-20: Authorizing the Option to Renew Offsite Fuel Contract between the Township of Vernon and Bob Baldwin Transportation, Inc.
    20. Resolution #16-21: Resolution Appointing Risk Management Consultant
    21. Resolution #16-22: Resolution Appointing Fund Commissioner
    22. Resolution #16-23: Resolution Appointing Health Insurance Broker
  17. Resolutions Requiring Separate Action
    1. Resolution #16-25: Adoption of the 2016 Temporary Municipal Budget
    2. Resolution #16-26: Appointment of Tax Collector and Designation of Tax Search Officer
    3. Resolution #16-27: Authorizing the Award of Contract for Professional Services
    4. Resolution #16-28: Authorizing the Award of Contract for Professional Services for Township Special Attorney In Rem/Tax Appeal
    5. Resolution #16-29: Authorizing the Renewal Contract for 2016 Recording Secretary for the Land Use Board in the Amount Not to Exceed $2,000
    6. Resolution #16-30: Authorizing the Renewal Contract for 2016 Recording Secretary for the Environmental Commission in the Amount Not to Exceed $1,000.00
    7. Resolution #16-31: Authorizing the Award of Contract for Professional Services for Updating the Tax and Zoning Maps
    8. Resolution #16-32: Authorizing the Renewal of Contract for Maintaining Township Website
    9. Resolution #16-33: Authorizing Contract with Microsystems-NJ, LLC, for the Year 2016 in the Amount Not to Exceed $3,000.00
    10. Resolution #16-34: 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, 2016 through December 31, 2016
    11. Resolution #16-35: Resolution Authorizing the Execution of a Contract for Recreation Administrative Services to the Vernon Township Police Athletic League (PAL)
    12. Resolution #16-36: Authorizing the Contract for 2016 Recording Secretary for the Historic Preservation Commission
  18. Appointments to Boards, Commissions and Committees
    1. Resolution #16-37: Appointment to the Economic Development Advisory Committee (all 1-year terms to 12/31/2016)
      1. Michael Furrey
      2. Joe Ast
      3. Paul Kearney
      4. Pat Seger
      5. Sally Rinker
      6. Toni Cilli
      7. Craig Williams
      8. Mike Cheski
      9. Harry Shortway (land use member)
    2. Resolution #16-38: Appointments to the Land Use Board
      1. Mayor Harry Shortway, Class 1, 1-year term expiring 12/31/2016
      2. Council Member Patrick Rizzuto, Class III, 1-year term expiring 12/31/2016
    3. Resolution #16-39: Appointments to the Board of Recreation
      1. William H. Shapiro, Jr., 3-year term expiring 12/31/18
  19. Items for Discussion
    1. Resolution Prohibiting a Township Official from Accepting Employment with the Township
  20. Mayor’s Appointments
    1. Fire Chiefs
      1. Vernon: Chief Chief Mike Taylor
      2. Vernon: Deputy Chief Ron Krystofik
      3. McAfee: Chief Ken Clark
      4. McAfee: Deputy Chief Michael Casbaro
      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. Vernon Township Ambulance Squad 2016 Officers
      1. Joseph Moran, President
      2. Carol Monzo, Vice President
      3. Peggy Warnet, Secretary
      4. Andrea Cocula, Treasurer
      5. Roger Kirchner, Chief
      6. Jon Klos, Assistant Chief
      7. Amy Wengenroth, Mtn. Lt.
      8. Alyse Watson, Valley Lt.
    3. Special Police Officer Appointments
      1. Larry Pettigano
      2. Kurt Reinhardt
      3. Michael Sauer
      4. James Vette
      5. Douglas Vince
  21. Council President Comments
  22. Council Comments
  23. Adjournment