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Minutes: August 13, 2012

The Regular Meeting of the Township Council of the Township of Vernon was convened at 7:29 p.m. on August 13, 2012, in the Vernon Township Municipal Building, 21 Church Street, Vernon, New Jersey.

Statement of Compliance

Adequate notice of this meeting had been provided to the public and the press on January 9, 2012, and was posted on the bulletin board in the Municipal Building in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A. 10:4-6.

Roll Call of Members

Present were Council Members Eddie Dunn, Daniel Kadish, Patrick Rizzuto, Dick Wetzel, and Council President Brian Lynch. Also present were Mayor Vic Marotta, Business Administrator Jerry Giaimis, Township CFO Bill Zuckerman, and Township Attorney Kevin Kelly.

Salute to the Flag

Council President Lynch led the assemblage in the salute to the flag.

Public Comments

Council President Lynch opened the meeting to public comments at this time.

Ed Nitch—spoke about Vernon Youth Soccer. He advised that they were having a soccer goalkeeping clinic from an Olympic gold-medal winner from August 20 - August 22. Mr. Nitch asked Council to waive the fees being charged of $75.00 per hour (x 12 hours of the clinic). They explained that the clinic was being run during their regular season and would not be using the fields any additional time. If the fees could not be waived they would have to move the camp to another venue.

Jennifer Polisos—spoke about the Recreation Department in reference to having this camp and being charged these fees. She noted that she had recently filed an OPRA for recreation department rules, and cited the ordinance adopted in 2011 for the administrative code.

Roy Tanfield—read a prepared statement relative to the recent MUA billings that went out to his fellow residents at Stonehill. He spoke about his belief that they are excessive, and offered suggestions to offset the sewer expenses. He left copies of his statement for Council.

Bob Geary—asked about the road repairs at the Maple Grange railroad crossing. He felt that sections need to be regarded as he has observed vehicles bottoming out as they make the crossing (even after slowing down to no more than 30mph).

Tom McClachrie—noted Ordinance #12-13 on the agenda. He also asked about Resolution #12-162 for the petty cash fund for the Police Dept. He was curious what the difference in insurance was for petty cash custodians as this type of coverage was different from the recently adopted petty cash fund resolution for the DPW. In addition, he had concerns about Ordinance #12-14 for liquor license fees relative to the licensees not paying their property taxes in a timely manner. He felt that the revenues were being under-reported in the Building Dept.

Sandra Ooms—asked for the meetings to be available on the website (at least the audio).

Mary Ellen Vichiconti—gave handouts to the Council Members for their review. She requested that meetings be posted on the website as well, and noted that Vernon Vibes (in her opinion) is a conflict of interest.

Gary Martinsen—spoke about the resolutions on the agenda for change orders for the new Fire Dept. vehicles, noting his pleasure that they were eliminating unnecessary equipment which was reducing the overall costs. He, also, felt that Vernon Vibes was a conflict of interest. He pointed out that there might be a conflict of interest with changing the liquor license fees due to who those licensees were. He agreed with the idea of posting the meetings on the website and offered his assistance.

Council Member Kadish asked Mr. Nitch if Vernon Youth Soccer was a 501c company, and was told that it was.

Closed to Public Comments

The Council President asked for a motion to close the public portion of the meeting.
Moved: Daniel Kadish
Second: Patrick Rizzuto
All members present were in favor.

Mayor’s Report

  • Mayor Marotta spoke about the soccer request to waive fees. He noted that there will be a paid professional running the clinic, and that the ordinance was for fees to be charged to offset the maintenance of the fields. He suggested Council could waive the fees for this time, but not going forward.
  • The Mayor noted that there was an Addendum on the agenda for the Council’s approval of the Corrective Action Plan to the 2011 Audit. He asked Mr. Zuckerman to explain. Mr. Zuckerman went over the Plan noting each recommendation from the audit and the actions already taken or planned to be taken.
  • The Mayor advised that a summary of the budget, specifically revenues and expenditures, had been distributed to Council this evening. He pointed out that tax collection was doing better. He advised that the 2013 budget cycle had begun last Thursday (8/9) with a department head meeting, noting that all 2013 requests were due back to his office by August 20.
  • He advised that he was gathering information on demolition costs, etc. for Camp Sussex. He made a point to clarify that the property is not in foreclosure.
  • National Night Out was a huge success, and very well attended. He thanked the Council Members that participated—Eddie Dunn, Pat Rizzuto, and Brian Lynch.
  • He reported that the heli-vac at Mt. Creek is available 24/7 for the entire community. Council Member Kadish asked if the new urgent care site was in the redevelopment zone. The Mayor advised that it was not, and that the area around the Red Tail Lodge was.
  • He advised that the Township was successful in filing an appeal with the State relative to the seizing of affordable housing funds. He asked Mr. Kelly to explain. Mr. Kelly outlined what happened, noting that we were notified by letter on August 1 that payment to the State was required immediately. After researching the issue, and finding that other towns were in the same situation, we had a very narrow window to act, which we did. The result was that the Governor was restrained from seizing the monies. We will continue to monitor the situation as it proceeds.
  • The Mayor noted that the Kiwanis Club was asking Council to waive fees for their annual circus.
  • Mayor Marotta advised that the League of Municipalities was asking for support from towns as they proceed with a lawsuit on behalf of Hopewell against Verizon for their intention to eliminate the business personal property tax that they have paid to each town over the years. The contribution is for $220.00.

Council President Lynch congratulated the Mayor and staff for their efforts on National Night Out. He thought it was a great night, with good weather, and that the Recreation Department, the PAL, and all the many volunteers did a great job.

Approval of Minutes

June 30, 2012 Special Meeting Minutes

Moved: Patrick Rizzuto
Second: Daniel Kadish

A roll call vote was taken:
Ayes: Eddie Dunn, Daniel Kadish, Patrick Rizzuto, Dick Wetzel
Nays: None
Abstain: Brian Lynch
The minutes of 6/30/12 were approved.

July 9, 2012 Regular Meeting Minutes

Moved: Daniel Kadish
Second: Dick Wetzel

A roll call vote was taken:
Ayes: Eddie Dunn, Daniel Kadish, Dick Wetzel, Brian Lynch
Nays: None
Abstain: Patrick Rizzuto
The minutes of 7/9/12 were approved.

Consent Agenda—Resolutions #12-161 through #12-169

Council President Lynch gave a brief explanation of all resolutions.

Mayor Marotta noted that #12-162 for the Police Dept. petty cash fund was to cover situations such as undercover officers needing funds immediately, as well as other incidents where payment cannot wait until the next Council meeting. The Mayor added that a police report would be given with a receipt for those payments.

The Council President asked that #12-164 through 12-168 be removed from the consent agenda for separate action. Council Member Kadish asked what happens to the old firefighting equipment being retired. Mr. Lynch noted that they could be used for training purposes only. Council Member Rizzuto asked how we could make sure they are not re-used as regular gear, and the Mayor advised that the old equipment is inventoried and then taken out of service. The Mayor asked Mr. Lynch if he could make one notation from the bills list. He was given the floor, and noted that of the $9.9million in payments, $9.5million was going to pay the County and the schools, $252,000 was going to refurbish the firetruck, and the rest was to pay everything else.

Council President Lynch asked for a motion adopting Resolutions #12-161 to 12-163, and 12-169.
Moved: Daniel Kadish
Second: Patrick Rizzuto

Council Member Kadish asked about the payment relative to Ziegler’s Dance. He was advised that it was for outside services for police overtime for an event. The vendor had paid for the services (which were deposited in the general fund) and this was to transfer money from the general fund to cover the amount paid out to the officers out of payroll.

A roll call vote was taken:
Ayes: Eddie Dunn, Daniel Kadish, Patrick Rizzuto, Dick Wetzel, Brian Lynch**
Nays: None
Abstain: **Resolution #12-161: items #1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 2041, 1042, 2051, 2056, 2176, 2177, 2178, 2179, 2190, 2195, 2254, 2288, 2106, 2120, 2121, 2122, 2123.
Resolutions #12-161 to 12-163, and 12-169 were approved.

Resolution #12-161: Authorizing the Approval of Bills List

BE IT RESOLVED that the following bills listed are hereby approved:

Disbursement
Journal
FundAmountMajor Vendor
#1CURRENT$1,036,762.70BD OF ED
#2CURRENT$1,138,988.50BD OF ED
#3CURRENT$343,702.96HBCBS
#4CURRENT$872.34 
#5CURRENT$1,101,488.50BD OF ED
#6CURRENT$1,437,379.08BD OF ED
#7CURRENT$4,181,195.63COUNTY TAXES
#8CURRENT$473.78MUA
#9CURRENT$2,925.00MUA
#10CURRENT$625.53MUA
#11CAPITAL$23,057.50 
#12CAPITAL$4,000.00 
#13CAPITAL$251,926.58KME
#14GRANT$500.00 
#15GRANT$619.25 
#16P & Z$449.00 
#17P & Z$6,907.50 
#18RECREATION$186.42 
#19RECREATION$100.00 
#20RECREATION$500.00 
#21OUTSIDE SERVICES$4,165.45 
#22OUTSIDE SERVICES$21,810.99 
#23OUTSIDE SERVICES$4,764.76 
#24OUTSIDE SERVICES$5,273.67 
#25OTHER TRUST$75.00 
#26PVL DAM ASSESS$10,000.00 
#27DEVELOPER’S BONDS$2,399.00 
#28DEVELOPER’S BONDS$537.50 
#29OPEN SPACE$2,875.00 
#30COAH$7,837.50 
#311ST PAY-AUG$343,746.27 
  $9,936,145.41 

Resolution # 12-162: Establishing a New Petty Cash Fund

WHEREAS, N.J.S.A 40A;5-21 authorizes the establishment of a Petty Cash Fund in any county or municipality by application and resolution; and

WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Township of Vernon, County of Sussex to establish such a fund for the Police Department in the amount of $500.00; and

WHEREAS, the custodian for this fund is Chief Roy Wherry, who is covered under a blanket employee crime insurance policy in the amount of $1,000,000; such custodian shall maintain records for this fund in a manner conducive to proper accounting and auditing procedures;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Township Council of the Township of Vernon, County of Sussex hereby authorizes such action and two copies of this resolution be filed with the Division of Local Government Services, New Jersey Department of Community Affairs for approval.

Resolution #12-163: Authorizing Contracts with Certain Approved State Contract Vendors.

WHEREAS, the Township of Vernon may by resolution, and without advertising for bids or obtaining quotations, purchase any goods or services under the State Contract; and

WHEREAS, the Township has the need on a timely basis to purchase goods and services utilizing state contracts; and

WHEREAS, the Township intends to enter into contracts with the attached referenced state vendors through this resolution and properly executed contracts, which shall be applicable to all the conditions applicable to current state contracts.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Township Council of the Township of Vernon, authorizes the Purchasing Agent to purchase certain goods and services from those approved state vendors on the list provided below, pursuant to all conditions of the individual state contracts; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the governing body of Vernon Township pursuant to NJAC 5:30-5.5(b), the certification of available funds, shall either certify the full maximum amount against the budget at the time the contract is awarded, or no contract amount shall be chargeable or certified until such time as the goods or services are ordered or otherwise called for prior to placing the order, and a certification of availability of funds is made by the Chief Finance Officer; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the duration of the contracts between the Township of Vernon and the referenced state contract vendors shall be from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this resolution shall take effect immediately upon adoption according to law.

Commodity/Service ContractVendorState Contract #
Parks and Playground EquipmentGeorge Ely & Associates81424
Computer Equipment and AccessoriesDell Computers70256

Resolution #12-169: Corrective Action Plan 2011 Audit

WHEREAS, the 2011 Annual Audit Report was delivered in June 2012 and regulations promulgated by the Local Fiscal Affairs Law, N.J.S.A. 40A:5 requires that the Chief Financial Officer prepare a Corrective Action Plan covering all findings and recommendations in the audit report; and

WHEREAS, N.J.S.A. 40A:5 further requires approval of the Corrective Action Plan within 60 days of audit receipt by the Township Council;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Council of the Township of Vernon that the Corrective Action Plan for the 2011 Annual Audit Report prepared by the Township Chief Financial Officer and attached hereto as “Appendix A” be approved.

APPENDIX “A”

Corrective Action Plan for the 2011 Audit Report

  1. Recommendation: Adequate segregation of duties be maintained with respect to the recording and treasury functions.
    • Corrective Action: The Township will review the Cost/Benefit of having a separate Cashier function, where residents would have to go to make payments.
    • Implementation Date: Review started in May should be completed in June.
  2. Recommendation: All purchases follow the same internal control requirements as all other Township purchases.
    • Corrective Action: The Township will make every effort to have formal purchase orders on all disbursements, including such items as tax refunds...
    • Implementation Date: May 24, 2012 date of audit
  3. Recommendation: A dedication-by rider be obtained for all applicable Trust Fund reserves from the State of New Jersey according to New Jersey Statute 40A:4-39.
    • Corrective Action: The Township has sent to the State an application in 2008, copies in 2009 & 2010 for Stream Clean Signs which was approved September 17, 2010. The Pleasant Valley Dam was not a Trust account but “Loan Expense Escrow” not needing approval from the State.
    • Implementation Date: May 24, 2012 date of audit.
  4. Recommendation: The Township reviews their operations in the finance office to ensure compliance with statutory regulation relative to budget posting, transfers and amendments.
    • Corrective Action: The Township will review its finance office procedures to ensure compliance with state regulation and statutes and those adequate internal controls are in place.
    • Implementation Date: May 24, 2012 date of audit

The Council President asked for a motion to approve Resolutions #12-164 through 12-168.
Moved: Daniel Kadish
Second: Dick Wetzel

Mayor Marotta noted that bid specs for the fire trucks are written in general terms, and then the fire departments go through the specs with the manufacturer for each item required.

A roll call vote was taken:
Ayes: Eddie Dunn, Daniel Kadish, Patrick Rizzuto, Dick Wetzel
Nays: None
Abstain: Brian Lynch
Resolutions #12-164 through 12-168 were approved.

Resolution #12-164: Resolution Declaring Old Turnout Gear Used by the Township’s Fire Departments As Not Needed for Public Use

WHEREAS, the Township recently purchased turnout gear for its fire departments; and

WHEREAS, the Township’s Fire Marshal and Fire Chiefs have determined that old turnout gear for their respective departments no longer meet National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards, as this gear is ten years old; and

WHEREAS, the Township’s Fire Marshal and Fire Chiefs have subsequently determined that this gear is no longer needed for public use; and

WHEREAS, the turnout gear to be declared not needed for public use includes five sets of Morning Pride, five sets of Cairns, ten sets of Globe, and additionally two Globe pants.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Council of the Township of Vernon that five sets of Morning Price turnout gear, five sets of Cairns turnout gear, ten sets of Globe turnout gear, and additionally two Globe pants be declared not needed for public use; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this Resolution shall take effect immediately upon adoption according to law.

Resolution #12-165: Authorizing Change Order #1 to Pierce Manufacturing, Inc., for Supplying and Delivering a Brand New Rescue Truck to the Vernon Fire Department

WHEREAS, the Township of Vernon awarded a contract to supply and deliver a brand new rescue truck to the Vernon Fire Department via Resolution #12-94 to Pierce Manufacturing Inc. for $416,738.00; and

WHEREAS, several items that were in the original specification are not needed, totaling $13,386.00; and

WHEREAS, according to NJAC 5:30-1.3, the total amount of all change orders may not exceed 20 percent of the original contract award; and

WHEREAS, this change order does not exceed the 20 percent threshold as it reduces the contract amount by $13,386.00; and

WHEREAS, the Qualified Purchasing Agent and Vernon Fire Department Chief recommend that this change order be approved per the attached proposal.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Township Council of the Township of Vernon, that this change order be approved; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this resolution shall take effect immediately upon adoption according to law.

Resolution #12-166: Authorizing Change Order #2 to Pierce Manufacturing, Inc., for Supplying and Delivering a Brand New Rescue Truck to the Vernon Fire Department

WHEREAS, the Township of Vernon awarded a contract to supply and deliver a brand new rescue truck to the Vernon Fire Department via Resolution #12-94 to Pierce Manufacturing Inc., for $416,738.00; and

WHEREAS, several items that were not in the original specification are needed, totaling $15,605.00; and

WHEREAS, according to NJAC 5:30-1.3, the total amount of all change orders may not exceed 20 percent of the original contract award; and

WHEREAS, this change order plus change order #1, does not exceed the 20 percent threshold; and

WHEREAS, the Qualified Purchasing Agent and Vernon Fire Department Chief recommend that this change order be approved per the attached proposal.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Township Council of the Township of Vernon, that this change order be approved. The Chief Financial Officer has certified a total amount of $15,605.00 in account #3094304; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this resolution shall take effect immediately upon adoption according to law.

Resolution #12-167: Authorizing Change Order #1 to KME Corp., Inc for Supplying and Delivering a Brand New Pumper to the Vernon Fire Department

WHEREAS, the Township of Vernon awarded a contract to supply and deliver a brand new pumper to the Vernon Fire Department via Resolution #12-93 to Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp. Inc., for $436,549.00; and

WHEREAS, several items that were in the original specification are not needed, totaling $1,390.00; and

WHEREAS, according to NJAC 5:30-1.3, the total amount of all change orders may not exceed 20 percent of the original contract award; and

WHEREAS, this change order does not exceed the 20 percent threshold as it reduces the contract amount by $1,390.00; and

WHEREAS, the Qualified Purchasing Agent and Vernon Fire Department Chief recommend that this change order be approved per the attached proposal.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Township Council of the Township of Vernon, that this change order be approved; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this resolution shall take effect immediately upon adoption according to law.

Resolution # 12-168: Authorizing Change Order #2 to KME Corp., Inc for Supplying and Delivering a Brand New Pumper to the Vernon Fire Department

WHEREAS, the Township of Vernon awarded a contract to supply and deliver a brand new pumper to the Vernon Fire Department via Resolution #12-93 to Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp. Inc., for $436,549.00; and

WHEREAS, an item that was not in the original specification is needed, totaling $400.00; and

WHEREAS, according to NJAC 5:30-1.3, the total amount of all change orders may not exceed 20 percent of the original contract award; and

WHEREAS, this change order plus change order #1, does not exceed the 20 percent threshold; and

WHEREAS, the Qualified Purchasing Agent and Vernon Fire Department Chief recommend that this change order be approved per the attached proposal.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Township Council of the Township of Vernon, that this change order be approved. The Chief Financial Officer has certified a total amount of $400.00 in account #3094304; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this Resolution shall take effect immediately upon adoption according to law.

Ordinances

Introduction/1st Reading of Ordinance #12-14 (Liquor License Fees) by Title Only

Council President Lynch asked for a motion to approve Ordinance #12-14 on 1st reading by title only.
Motion: Dick Wetzel
Second: Patrick Rizzuto

A roll call vote was taken:
Ayes: Eddie Dunn, Patrick Rizzuto, Dick Wetzel, Brian Lynch
Nays: Daniel Kadish
Ordinance #12-14 was approved on 1st reading by title only.

Ordinance #12-14: An ordinance of the Township of Vernon, County of Sussex, State of New Jersey, amending Chapter 250 of the code of the Township of Vernon regarding liquor license fees


The Council President asked for a motion to adopt Ordinance #12-13 on 2nd reading.
Motion: Daniel Kadish
Second: Patrick Rizzuto

Open to Public Comments on Ord. #12-13 Only

Tom McClachrie—asked when the road was going on vacation.

Closed to Public Comments

Moved: Patrick Rizzuto
Second: Dick Wetzel
All members present were in favor.

A roll call vote was taken on Ord. #12-13:
Ayes: Eddie Dunn, Daniel Kadish, Patrick Rizzuto, Dick Wetzel, Brian Lynch
Nays: None
Abstain: None
Ordinance #12-13 was adopted.

Ordinance #12-13: An ordinance providing for the vacation of a public street known as Valley Drive North Road, or part thereof, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:49-6, N.J.S.A. 40:67-2 and N.J.S.A. 40:67-21 and releasing and extinguishing any public right therein


Motion: To authorize the waiver of Township fees totaling $182.00 for the Vernon Township Kiwanis Club to hold their annual circus at Mountain Creek South on Friday, September 28, 2012. All State of New Jersey fees cannot be waived.

Moved: Daniel Kadish
Second: Patrick Rizzuto

A roll call vote was taken:
Ayes: Eddie Dunn, Daniel Kadish, Patrick Rizzuto, Dick Wetzel, Brian Lynch
Nays: None
Motion carried.

Motion: To accept the recommendation of William G. Dressel, Jr., Executive Director of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities, to contribute $220.00 for a special one-time contribution to support the Hopewell v. Verizon Tax Court Case appeal relative to a dispute over Verizon’s business personal property tax.

Moved: Daniel Kadish
Second: Dick Wetzel

A roll call vote was taken:
Ayes: Eddie Dunn, Daniel Kadish, Patrick Rizzuto, Dick Wetzel, Brian Lynch
Nays: None
Motion carried.

Council President

Council President Lynch asked for a discussion of videotaping of meetings on the website. Council Member Dunn suggested researching how other towns do it, but thinks it is a good idea. The Council President agreed, and feels the information is needed. Council Members Wetzel, Rizzuto, and Kadish also would like it to be done. Mayor Marotta advised that SECTV had stopped providing DVDs of each meeting at the end of December, 2011. We were not given a reason. He noted that they were up for renewal of their franchise agreement in Vernon Township. The Mayor suggested that his administrative staff could do a thorough report on the issue of video tapings being put on the website as well as the franchise renewal. He advised that he would make every effort to have SECTV do the tapings as well as having them put them on the website. Mr. Giaimis noted that it was more a time issue rather than a money issue, advising that we only have one IT man who works seven hours per week.

Motion: Council Member Kadish suggested a motion to waive the $75.00 fee to Vernon Youth Soccer. Council Member Rizzuto seconded the motion. After clarification that the total amount of fees being waived was per hour for a total of $900.00, Council Member Kadish withdrew his motion.

Council Members Wetzel and Rizzuto led a discussion on the issue. Council President Lynch and Council Member Rizzuto felt that the professional coach should be paying that fee, and that the organization should not have brought the request to Council at the eleventh hour. Their opinion was based on the fact that the professional was making a profit off of the use of our facilities. Mr. Rizzuto was concerned with setting a precedent if Council were to go ahead and waive the fees now. The Council President discussed the issue and prior usage with Mr. Nitch. Mayor Marotta offered a compromise: waiving the fees this time only with the understanding that they would not be waived again. Mr. Rizzuto suggested that Council review the ordinance for potential updating. Mr. Dunn was in favor of waiving the fees this time only, but was uncomfortable with setting a precedent. Mr. Lynch was troubled to learn that this type of clinic had been done before without the fees being paid. Mr. Wetzel agreed with Mr. Dunn’s comments. Mr. Kadish inquired if Youth Soccer would be willing to pay half of the fees, but got no response.

Motion: To authorize the waiver of Township fees of $75/hour for soccer fields for Vernon Youth Soccer for a goal keeper clinic from August 20 to August 22, with the understanding that this waiver was for this time only. Council further stipulated that they would review the Township ordinances for recreation fees.

Moved: Patrick Rizzuto
Second: Dick Wetzel

A roll call vote was taken:
Ayes: Eddie Dunn, Daniel Kadish, Patrick Rizzuto, Dick Wetzel, Brian Lynch
Nays: None
Motion carried.

  • Council President Lynch thanked the “grilling team” for their contribution to National Night Out.
  • He noted that the paving was complete on Canistear Road, with shiny new guardrails. He thanked the Mayor for his efforts.
  • He advised that the Rt. 517/Maple Grange Road project was moving forward in a timely manner. He agreed with Mr. Geary’s assessment of the railroad crossings being poorly paved.

Council Business

Council Member Dunn had nothing to report at this time.

Council Member Kadish asked to discuss the ordinance for the sewers, #12-155 (actually Resolution #12-155). He had concerns about the wording and wanted to rescind his vote. Mayor Marotta noted that he had received the same information as the other members of the Council during the executive session prior to voting on the resolution. A heated debate on this issue ensued. Mr. Kelly advised that the resolution was adopted by the Council and that the resolution stands.

Motion: Council Member Rizzuto suggested that the Mayor could schedule an executive session with the presence of John Ursin on August 27 to further discuss this issue.

Moved: Patrick Rizzuto
Second: Daniel Kadish

A roll call vote was taken:
Ayes: Daniel Kadish, Patrick Rizzuto
Nays: Eddie Dunn, Dick Wetzel, Brian Lynch
Motion failed.

Council Member Rizzuto noted that the pre-construction area at the Rt. 517/Maple Grange site was well done.

Council Member Wetzel reported that he had heard many positive comments for the National Night Out event.

Adjournment

There being no further items of business to be conducted at the Regular Meeting, a motion for Adjournment was made by Council Member Rizzuto. Motion seconded by Council Member Kadish, with all members present voting in favor.

The Regular Meeting of the Township Council of the Township of Vernon was adjourned at 9:33 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Susan S. Nelson, RMC
Municipal Clerk

Minutes approved: August 27, 2012