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Agenda: January 1, 2020 (R)

Township Council Reorganization Meeting

Time: 12:00 noon

  1. Call to Order
  2. Statement: Adequate notice of this reorganization meeting was provided to the public and the press on January 3, 2019, 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. Certification of Election of Mayor and Council
  5. Roll Call
  6. Swearing in Mayor Howard Burrell
  7. Swearing in Council Member Kelly Weller
  8. Swearing in Council Member Harry Shortway
  9. Swearing in Fire Department Chiefs and Deputies

Short Recess

  1. Incoming Mayor Comments
  2. Outgoing Council President Comments
  3. Council President Nominations & Selection
  4. Council Vice President Nominations & Selection
  5. Incoming Council Member Comments
  6. Incoming Council President Comments
  7. Public Comments (On Current Agenda Items Only)
  8. Consent Agenda (View Resolutions )
    1. Resolution #20-01: Appointment of Business Administrator
    2. Resolution #20-02: Designation of Official Newspaper for 2020
    3. Resolution #20-03: Designating Meeting Dates of the Township Council for the 2020 Calendar Year
    4. Resolution #20-04: Resolution to Adopt a Cash Management Plan-2020
    5. Resolution #20-05: Reauthorizing Petty Cash Funds for Calendar Year 2020
    6. Resolution #20-06: Establishing Interest Rates for Delinquent Property Taxes and Assessments
    7. Resolution #20-07: Authorizing the Municipal Tax Assessor and the Special Municipal Attorney to Defend the Township before the Sussex County Board of Taxation for Tax Appeals
    8. Resolution #20-08: Appointment of Public Agency Compliance Officer
    9. Resolution #20-09: Appointing Township Business Administrator as ADA Coordinator
    10. Resolution #20-10: Authorizing Signatures on Township Checks Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:5-16
    11. Resolution #20-11: Appointments of Special Police Officers
    12. Resolution #20-12: Authorizing Stipend for 2020 Transcription Services in the Amount Not to Exceed $3,000.00
    13. Resolution #20-13: Authorizing the Renewal Contract for 2020 Recording Secretary for the Land Use Board in the Amount Not to Exceed $3,000.00
    14. Resolution #20-14: 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
    15. Resolution #20-15: Authorizing a Memorandum of Agreement with Accurate Abstracts for “Inquiry Only” Access to Certain Tax Collectors Tax and/or Utility Records Via Vital Communications
    16. Resolution #20-16: Authorizing a Memorandum of Agreement with Valtech Research for “Inquiry Only” Access to Certain Tax Collectors Tax and/or Utility Records Via Vital Communications
    17. Resolution #20-17: 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
    18. Resolution #20-18: 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 #20-19: Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Vernon, County of Sussex, and State of New Jersey Appointing Deputy Custodians of Records
    20. Resolution #20-20: Authorizing Alternative Prosecutor
    21. Resolution #20-21: Continuation of the Beautification Committee
    22. Resolution #20-22: Continuation of the Greenway Action Advisory Committee
    23. Resolution #20-23: Continuation of the Economic Development Committee
    24. Resolution #20-24: Authorizing the Renewal of Contract for Maintaining Township Website
    25. Resolution #20-25: Authorizing the Award of Contract for 2020 Alternate Court Attendant for the Municipal Court in the Amount Not to Exceed $500.00
    26. Resolution #20-26: Authorizing the Award of a Contract for 2020 between A & E Clothing and the Township of Vernon to Locate Clothing Donation Bins at Municipal Recycling Center
    27. Resolution #20-27: Authorizing an Agreement for 2020 between the Township of Vernon and Spatial Data Logic for Geologic Software Support
    28. Resolution #20-28: Appointment of Members to Municipal Land Use Board
    29. Resolution #20-29: Authorizing Transfer of Funds
    30. Resolution #20-30: Resolution Appointing Risk Management Consultant
    31. Resolution #20-31: Resolution Appointing Fund Commissioner
    32. Resolution #20-32: Authorizing a Contract with Munidex to Maintain the Township’s Vital Statistic Software for 2020
    33. Resolution #20-33: Authorizing Amendment to Personnel Manual
    34. Resolution #20-34: Authorizing UAW Contract Amendment
  9. Resolutions Requiring Separate Action
    1. Resolution #20-35: Appointment of Fire Marshal
    2. Resolution #20-36: Adoption of the 2020 Temporary Municipal Budget
    3. Resolution #20-37: Appointment of Chief Finance Officer
    4. Resolution #20-38: Appointment of Tax Collector and Designation of Tax Search Officer
    5. Resolution #20-39: Authorizing the Award of Contract for Professional Services
    6. Resolution #20-40: Authorizing Contract with Microsystems-NJ, LLC, for the Year 2020
    7. Resolution #20-41: Authorizing Award of Professional Services for Qualified Purchasing Agent
    8. Resolution #20-42: Granting Authority for Approval of Certain Purchases through New Jersey State Contracts and/or Purchasing Cooperatives for 2020
    9. Resolution #20-43: 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 2020
    10. Resolution #20-44: Appointment of Director of Public Works
    11. Resolution #20-45: Appointment of Director of Community Affairs
  10. Introduction/1st Reading of Proposed Ordinances
    1. Ordinance #20-01: Calendar Year 2020 Ordinance to Exceed the Municipal Budget Appropriation Limits and to Establish a Cap Bank (N.J.S.A. 40A:4-45.14)
  11. Emergency Management Coordinator
    1. Ken Clark
  12. Mayoral Appointments to Boards, Commissions and Committees
    1. Environmental Commission
    2. Board of Recreation
    3. Historic Preservation Commission
    4. Beautification Committee
    5. Economic Development Advisory Committee
    6. Greenway Action Advisory Committee
    7. Senior Citizen Board
  13. Public Comments
  14. Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
    1. Glenwood Pochuck Volunteer Ambulance Corp.
      1. Chief Operations Officer/Captain—Kevin Duffy
      2. 1st Lieutenant—Shannon Scully
      3. 2nd Lieutenant—Matthew Crum
      4. Sergeant—Zachary Epright
    2. Vernon Township Ambulance Squad 2020 Officers
      1. Chief—Peggy Warnett
      2. Assistant Chief—TBA
      3. Ltn—Rob Haley
      4. President—Mike Emmerich
      5. Treasurer—Andrea Cocula
  15. Council Comments
  16. Council President Comments
  17. Adjournment