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Agenda: January 1, 2021 (R)

Township Council Reorganization Meeting

Time: 12:00 noon

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this council meeting was held via a Zoom Webinar. YouTube video of the January 1, 2021 council meeting »
  1. Call to Order
  2. Statement: Adequate notice of this reorganization meeting was provided to the public and the press on January 7, 2020 and on November 19, 2020, 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 Fire Department Chiefs and Deputies
  6. Outgoing Council President Comments
  7. Council President Nominations & Selection
  8. Council Vice President Nominations & Selection
  9. Incoming Council President Comments
  10. Public Comments (On Current Agenda Items Only, Limited to 3 Minutes Per Person)
  11. Consent Agenda (View Resolutions )
    1. Resolution #21-01: Authorizing the Award of Contract for Professional Services Township Attorney: Joshua Zielinski, Esq. of O’Toole, Scrivo, LLC
    2. Resolution #21-02: Designating Meeting Dates of the Township Council for the 2021 Calendar Year
    3. Resolution #21-03: Resolution to Adopt a Cash Management Plan-2021
    4. Resolution #21-04: Reauthorizing Petty Cash Funds for Calendar Year 2021
    5. Resolution #21-05: Establishing Interest Rates for Delinquent Property Taxes and Assessments
    6. Resolution #21-06: 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 #21-07: Appointment of Public Agency Compliance Officer
    8. Resolution #21-08: Appointing Township Business Administrator as ADA Coordinator
    9. Resolution #21-09: Authorizing Signatures on Township Checks Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:5-16
    10. Resolution #21-10: Appointments of Special Police Officers
    11. Resolution #21-11: Authorizing the Renewal Contract for 2021 Recording Secretary for the Land Use Board in the Amount Not to Exceed $3,000.00
    12. Resolution #21-12: 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
    13. Resolution #21-13: Authorizing a Memorandum of Agreement with Accurate Abstracts for “Inquiry Only” Access to Certain Tax Collectors Tax and/or Utility Records Via Vital Communications
    14. Resolution #21-14: Authorizing a Memorandum of Agreement with Valtech Research for “Inquiry Only” Access to Certain Tax Collectors Tax and/or Utility Records Via Vital Communications
    15. Resolution #21-15: 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
    16. Resolution #21-16: 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
    17. Resolution #21-17: Resolution of the Township Council of the Township of Vernon, County of Sussex, and State of New Jersey Appointing Deputy Custodians of Records
    18. Resolution #21-18: Authorizing Alternative Prosecutor
    19. Resolution #21-19: Continuation of the Beautification Committee
    20. Resolution #21-20: Continuation of the Greenway Action Advisory Committee
    21. Resolution #21-21: Continuation of the Economic Development Committee
    22. Resolution #21-22: Authorizing the Renewal of Contract for Maintaining Township Website
    23. Resolution #21-23: Authorizing the Award of a Contract for 2021 between A & E Clothing and the Township of Vernon to Locate Clothing Donation Bins at Municipal Recycling Center
    24. Resolution #21-24: Authorizing an Agreement for 2021 between the Township of Vernon and Spatial Data Logic for Geologic Software Support
    25. Resolution #21-25: Appointment of Members to Municipal Land Use Board
    26. Resolution #21-26: Resolution Appointing Risk Management Consultant
    27. Resolution #21-27: Resolution Appointing Fund Commissioner
    28. Resolution #21-28: Authorizing the Township of Vernon to Enter into an Agreement with Statewide Insurance Fund
    29. Resolution #21-29: Authorizing Change Order #1 of Contract for Proposed Improvements to Lake Pochung Road Phase II of Traffic Striping with Denville Line Painting
    30. Resolution #21-30: Authorizing Change Order #1 of Contract with Messercola Excavating, Inc. for Proposed Drainage Improvements to Pleasant Valley Drive
    31. Resolution #21-31: Granting Authority for Approval of Certain Purchases Through New Jersey State Contracts and/or Purchasing Cooperatives for 2021
    32. Resolution #21-32: Appointment of Fire Marshal
    33. Resolution #21-33: Appointment of Director Public Works
    34. Resolution #21-34: Appointment of Director of Community Affairs
    35. Resolution #21-35: Authorize the Award of a Required Disclosure Contract with “Excel Environmental Services” for Soil Pile Characteristics
    36. Resolution #21-36: Authorizing the Award of Contract for 2021 Alternate Court Attendant for the Municipal Court in the Amount Not to Exceed $500.00
    37. Resolution #21-37: Adoption of the 2021 Temporary Municipal Budget
    38. Resolution #21-38: Authorizing the Award of Contract for Professional Services for Qualified Purchasing Agent
    39. Resolution #21-39: Authorizing Change Order #1 of Contract for Proposed Improvements of Line Striping to Pleasant Valley Drive with Denville Line Painting
    40. Resolution #21-40: Authorizing Change Order #1 of Contract for Proposed Improvements of Line Striping to Breakneck Road Phase II with Denville Line Painting
    41. Resolution #21-41: Authorizing a Contract with Munidex to Maintain the Township’s Vital Statistics Software for 2021
    42. Resolution #21-42: Designation of Official Newspaper for 2021
    43. Resolution #21-43: Authorizing the Mayor and Municipal Clerk to Sign an Agreement with the County of Sussex for Nutrition Site Premises for Senior Citizens
    44. Resolution #21-44: Authorizing the Award of Contract for Professional Services
    45. Resolution #21-45: Authorize the Award of a Required Disclosure Contract with “Lawsoft Inc. for Police Records Management System Software”
  12. Emergency Management Coordinator
    1. Ken Clark
  13. Mayoral Appointments to Boards, Commissions and Committees
    1. Environmental Commission
    2. Board of Recreation
    3. Beautification Committee
    4. Economic Development Advisory Committee
    5. Greenway Action Advisory Committee
  14. Public Comments (Limited to 3 Minutes On Any Topic)
  15. Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
    1. Glenwood Pochuck Volunteer Ambulance Corp.
      1. Chief Operations Officer/Captain—Kevin Duffy
      2. 1st Lieutenant—Mike Griffins
      3. 2nd Lieutenant—Caylee Norris
      4. Sergeant—Caitlyn Jones
    2. Vernon Township Ambulance Squad
      1. Chief—Mike Emmerich
      2. Assistant Chief—JD Christolin
      3. Ltn—Peggy Warnet
      4. Vice President—Kaylee Tancredi
      5. Treasurer—Andrea Cocula
  16. Mayor Comments
  17. Council Comments
  18. Council President Comments
  19. Adjournment