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Agenda: January 1, 2018 (R)

Township Council Reorganization Meeting

Time: 12:00 p.m.

  1. Call to Order
  2. Statement: Adequate notice of this reorganization meeting was provided to the public and the press on January 5, 2017, 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 Council Member Jean Murphy
  6. Swearing in Council Member John Auberger
  7. Swearing in Council Member Mark Van Tassel
  8. Swearing in of Fire Department Chiefs and Assistants
  9. Outgoing Council President Comments
  10. Council President and Vice President Nominations & Selection
  11. Incoming Council President Comments
  12. Appointment of Municipal Attorney
    1. Resolution #18-01: Appointment of Municipal Attorney
  13. Mayor’s Comments
    1. Announcement of Mayor’s Appointments
  14. Consent Agenda (View Resolutions )
    1. Resolution #18-02: Designation of Official Newspaper for 2018
    2. Resolution #18-03: Designating Meeting Dates of the Township Council for the 2018 Calendar Year
    3. Resolution #18-04: Resolution to Adopt a Cash Management Plan-2018
    4. Resolution #18-05: Reauthorizing Petty Cash Funds for Calendar Year 2018
    5. Resolution #18-06: Establishing Interest Rates for Delinquent Property Taxes and Assessments
    6. Resolution #18-07: 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 #18-08: Appointment of Public Agency Compliance Officer
    8. Resolution #18-09: Appointing Township Business Administrator as ADA Coordinator
    9. Resolution #18-10: Appointment of Municipal Court Judge
    10. Resolution #18-11: Authorizing Signatures on Township Checks Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:5-16
    11. Resolution #18-12: Appointments of Class Two Special Police Officers
    12. Resolution #18-13: Authorizing Award of Contract for Offsite Fuel between the Township of Vernon and Bob Baldwin Transportation, Inc.
    13. Resolution #18-14: Authorizing the Township of Vernon to Enter into an Agreement with Statewide Insurance Fund
    14. Resolution #18-15: Resolution Appointing Risk Management Consultant
    15. Resolution #18-16: Resolution Appointing Fund Commissioner
    16. Resolution #18-17: Authorizing Stipend for 2018 Transcription Services in the Amount Not to Exceed $3,000.00
    17. Resolution #18-18: Authorizing the Renewal Contract for 2018 Recording Secretary for the Land Use Board in the Amount Not to Exceed $2,000.00
    18. Resolution #18-19: Authorizing a Contract with Munidex to Maintain the Township’s Vital Statistic Software for 2018
    19. Resolution #18-20: Authorizing a Contract with Municipal Software, Inc. to Maintain the Township’s Accounting Software for 2018
    20. Resolution #18-21: Removing the Bills List from the Agenda
    21. Resolution #18-22: Authorizing the Award of Contract for Professional Services for Updating the Tax and Zoning Maps
    22. Resolution #18-23: Authorizing the Mayor to Offer an Incentive to Employees Who Enroll in an Alternate Health or Prescription Plan
    23. Resolution #18-24: Authorizing a Memorandum of Agreement with Signature Information Solutions for “Inquiry Only” Access to Certain Tax Collectors Tax and/or Utility Records Via Edmunds and Associates
    24. Resolution #18-25: Authorizing a Memorandum of Agreement with Accurate Abstracts for “Inquiry Only” Access to Certain Tax Collectors Tax and/or Utility Records Via Edmunds and Associates
    25. Resolution #18-26: Authorizing a Memorandum of Agreement with Valtech Research for “Inquiry Only” Access to Certain Tax Collectors Tax and/or Utility Records Via Edmunds and Associates
    26. Resolution #18-27: 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
    27. Resolution #18-28: Authorizing a Memorandum of Agreement with Priority Search Services, LLC for “Inquiry Only” Access to Certain Tax Collectors Tax and/or Utility Records Via Edmunds and Associates
    28. Resolution #18-29: Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Vernon, County of Sussex, and State of New Jersey Appointing Deputy Custodians of Records
    29. Resolution #18-30: Refund Overpayment Due to State Tax Court Judgement (Crocker) Block 84.03 Lot 45 (2016)
    30. Resolution #18-31: Refund Overpayment Due to State Tax Court Judgement (Crocker) Block 84.03 Lot 45 (2015)
    31. Resolution #18-32: Awarding a Contract Utilizing MCCPC #46 to Atlantic Switch and Generator to Provide Semi-Annual Maintenance Service for Township-Owned Generators
    32. Resolution #18-33: Resolution Authorizing the Execution of a Shared Services Agreement with Sussex County Municipal Utilities Authority (SCMUA) for the Provision of Certified Recycling Professional Services to Certify and Submit the 2016 Recycling Tonnage Report to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
    33. Resolution #18-34: Authorizing Alternative Public Defenders and Prosecutors
    34. Resolution #18-35: A Resolution Authorizing Non-Fair and Open Contract for Real Estate Auction Services to Max Spann Real Estate & Auction Co. to Conduct Auction & Sale of Real Property
    35. Resolution #18-36: Continuation of the Beautification Committee
    36. Resolution #18-37: Continuation of the Greenway Action Advisory Committee
    37. Resolution #18-38: Continuation of the Arts Advisory Committee
    38. Resolution #18-39: Continuation of the Economic Development Committee
    39. Resolution #18-40: Approving Active Volunteer Fireman for Membership in the New Jersey State Firemen’s Association (Schamble)
    40. Resolution #18-41: Approving Active Volunteer Fireman for Membership in the New Jersey State Firemen’s Association (Eubanks)
    41. Resolution #18-42: Approving Active Volunteer Fireman for Membership in the New Jersey State Firemen’s Association (Wyer)
    42. Resolution #18-43: Appointment of Members to Vernon Township Municipal Utilities Authority
    43. Resolution #18-44: Appointment of Members to Municipal Land Use Board
    44. Resolution #18-45: Authorizing Professional Services Contract with Edmunds and Associates in the Amount Not to Exceed $3,405.00
    45. Resolution #18-46: Authorizing the Award of Contract with Goldtype Business Machines to Maintain and Service the Township’s Police Department NJDMV/NCIC/ATS License System Connection at the Police Department for 2018
    46. Resolution #18-47: Authorizing the Award of Contract with Watchguard to Maintain and Service the Township’s Police Department Employee Body Camera System at the Police Department for 2018
    47. Resolution #18-48: Authorizing the Award of Contract with Atlas Business Solutions to Maintain and Service the Township’s Police Department Employee Scheduling System at the Police Department for 2018
    48. Resolution #18-49: Authorizing the Award of Contract with KML Technology to Maintain and Service the Township’s Police Department 911 Primary Source Answering Point System at the Police Department for 2018
    49. Resolution #18-50: Authorizing the Award of Contract with Lawsoft to Maintain and Service the Township’s Police Department Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) System at the Police Department for 2018
    50. Resolution #18-51: Authorizing the Award of Contract with LJ Security to Maintain and Service the Township’s Police Department Pole Barn Security System at the Municipal Building for 2018
    51. Resolution #18-52: Authorizing the Award of Contract with Porter Lee to Maintain and Service the Township’s Police Department Property and Evidence System at the Police Department for 2018
    52. Resolution #18-53: Authorizing the Award of Contract with PowerDMS to Maintain and Service the Township’s Police Department Internal Messaging and Documentation System at the Police Department for 2018
    53. Resolution #18-54: Authorizing the Award of Contract for 2018 Alternate Court Attendant for the Municipal Court in the Amount Not to Exceed $500.00
    54. Resolution #18-55: Authorizing the Award of a Contract for 2018 Between the Township of Vernon and Spatial Data Logic for Geologic Software Support in the Amount of $13,000.00
    55. Resolution #18-56: Authorizing Contract with Microsystems-NJ, LLC, for the Year 2018 in the Amount Not to Exceed $3,000.00
    56. Resolution #18-57: Authorizing the Renewal of Contract for Maintaining Township Website
    57. Resolution #18-58: Authorizing the Mayor to Execute an Interlocal Service Agreement with the Vernon Township Municipal Utilities Authority for the Services of a Chief Financial Officer
    58. Resolution #18-59: Authorizing the Mayor to Execute an Interlocal Service Agreement with the Vernon Township Municipal Utilities Authority for Administrative Services
    59. Resolution #18-60: Resolution Authorizing Interlocal Services Agreement for the Services of the Department of Public Works
    60. Resolution #18-61: Resolution Authorizing Agreement with the Vernon Police Athletic League to Administer and Run Recreation Programs
    61. Resolution #18-62: Authorizing Subscription for Web-Based Form Solution with SeamlessGov in the Amount Not to Exceed $7,275.00
    62. Resolution #18-63: Authorizing the Mayor and Municipal Clerk to Sign an Agreement with the County of Sussex for Nutrition Site Premises for Senior Citizens
  15. Resolutions Requiring Separate Action
    1. Resolution #18-64: Adoption of 2018 Temporary Municipal Budget
    2. Resolution #18-65: 2018 Salary for Non-Union Full Time Employee (Business Administrator)
    3. Resolution #18-66: Authorizing the Award of Contract for Professional Services
    4. Resolution #18-67: Authorizing the Award of Contract for Professional Services for Qualified Purchasing Agent
    5. Resolution #18-68: Authorizing the Award of Contract for Professional Services for Appeal, Appraisal and Consulting Services
    6. Resolution #18-69: 2018 Salary for Non-Union Full Time Employee (Animal Control Officer)
    7. Resolution #18-70: Authorizing the Award of Contract for Professional Services (Special Counsel)
  16. Appointments
    1. Fire Chiefs
      1. Vernon Fire Dept.: Chief Ron Krystofik
      2. Vernon Fire Dept.: Assistant Chief Jason Alba
      3. McAfee Fire Dept.: Chief Ken Clark
      4. McAfee Fire Dept.: Assistant Chief Dan Gross
      5. Highland Lakes Fire Dept.: Chief Chris Herring
      6. Highland Lakes Fire Dept.: Assistant Chief Tom Ferry
      7. Pochuck Valley Fire Dept.: Chief Tom Van Leuven
      8. Pochuck Valley Fire Dept.: Assistant Chief John Cosh
  17. Vernon Township Ambulance Squad 2018 Officers
    1. Chief: Peggy Warnett
    2. Assistant Chief: TBA
    3. Mountain Lt.: Linda Alzate
    4. Valley Lt.: Alyse Watson
    5. President: Mike Emmerich
    6. Vice President: Carol Monzo
    7. Treasurer: Andrea Cocula
    8. Secretary: TBA
  18. Special Police Officer Appointments (Class 1)
    1. Kurt Reinhardt
    2. Michael Sauer
    3. James Vette
    4. Douglas Vince
  19. Emergency Management Coordinator
    1. Ken Clark
  20. Public Comments
  21. Council Comments
  22. Council President Comments
  23. Adjournment