Minutes: November 5, 2018*

Township Council Special Meeting

Statement of Compliance

Adequate notice of this meeting had been provided to the public and the press on November 1, 2018, and was posted on the bulletin board in the Municipal Building in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A. 10:4-7.

Roll Call of Members

Present were Council Members John Auberger, Daniel Kadish, Sandra Ooms, Mark Van Tassel, and Council President Jean Murphy. Also present was Mayor Harry Shortway, Township Attorney Josh Zielinski, Bankruptcy Attorney Louis Modugno and Administrator Charles Voelker.

Salute to the Flag

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

At 5:01 p.m. Council President Jean Murphy asked for a motion to go into Executive Session. Council Member Kadish made a motion to close the meeting to the public and enter into executive session. The motion was seconded by Council Member Auberger with all members present voting in favor.

Township Attorney Joshua Zielinski, read the resolution for Executive Session:

Resolution to Go into Executive Session

WHEREAS, the Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 permits the exclusion of the public in certain circumstances; and

WHEREAS, this public body is of the opinion that such circumstances presently exist;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Council of the Township of Vernon as follows:

1. The public shall be excluded from discussion of and action upon the hereinafter specified subject matter.

2. The general nature of the subject matters to be discussed are:

a. Pending Litigation - Mountain Creek Bankruptcy (N.J.S.A.10:4-12 (b) 7) (Anticipated Time of Disclosure December 2019)

3. This resolution shall take effect immediately.

It was moved and seconded to enter into executive session:
Motion: Dan Kadish
Second: John Auberger
All members present were in favor.

At 6:28 p.m. Council President Murphy asked for a motion to end Executive Session and return to open session:
Motion: Sandra Ooms
Second: Dan Kadish
All members present were in favor.

Public Comments

Council President Murphy asked for a motion to open the meeting to public comments.
Moved: Sandra Ooms
Second: Dan Kadish
All members voted in favor.

Seeing no members of the public wishing to come forward, Council President Murphy asked for a motion to close the meeting to public comments.
Moved: Dan Kadish
Second: Jean Murphy
All members voted in favor.

Council Comments

Council Member Van Tassel had no comments

Council Member Auberger had no comments.

Council Member Ooms had no comments.

Council Member Kadish had no comments.

Council President Murphy had no comments

Adjournment

There being no further items of business to be conducted on the agenda, a motion for Adjournment was made by Council Member Auberger, seconded by Council Member Murphy with all members voting in favor.

The meeting of the Township Council of the Township of Vernon was adjourned at 6:30 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Lauren Kirkman, RMC, CMR
Municipal Clerk

Minutes approved: November 26, 2018