M I N U T E S
February 10, 1998
A Regular Meeting of the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights was held on February 10, 1998 at 8:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building, 248 Hamilton Avenue, Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey.
Mayor Torre stated that the meeting complied with the Sunshine Law, due notice having been made to all members of the Council by personal service on January 1, 1998 and transmitted to The Observer, The Record and the Herald News on January 2, 1998.
ROLL CALL: Present: Mayor William J. Torre, Councilman Andrew Link III, Councilman Herbert D. Heeren, Councilman Justin A. DiPisa, Councilman Garrett R. Pepe, Councilwoman Marlene Verrastro, Councilman John Wassberg
SALUTE TO FLAG: Mayor Torre led in the Salute to the Flag.
BE IT RESOLVED that the claims and accounts amounting to $1,817,798.51 specified in the schedule, having been examined and approved by the Finance Commissioner, or his Deputy, be paid and that warrants be issued therefor.
Signed Andrew Link, III/Commissioner of Finance
On motion by Councilwoman Verrastro, seconded by Councilman Wassberg, and unanimously carried, the foregoing Resolution was adopted.
29. Granting of Raffle Licenses - H.H. Parents Assn. for Athletes & H.H. Jr./Sr. High School PTSA
30. Authorizing Agreement for Board of Adjustment Attorney
31. Authorizing Borough Clerk to Advertise for Bids for Radio Maintenance
32. Payment of Fees to State - Dog Licenses
33. Redemption of Tax Title Lien - American Bankers Insurance Co.
34. Authorizing Sale of Borough Owned Property - "Prospect Ave. Lots & Several Lots in Block 70 & 71
35. Introduction of 1998 Budget
36. Authorizing Agreement to Continue Membership with the North Jersey Intergovernmental Insurance Fund
37. Hiring of Special Counsel to Defend a Certain Officer (Resolution 37 was adopted in Private Session)
PROCLAMATION: American Heart Month, 1998
On motion by Councilman Pepe, seconded by Councilman DiPisa, and unanimously carried, the foregoing Resolutions were adopted. (Resolutions attached)
ORDINANCE(S) ON INTRODUCTION: None
ORDINANCE(S) ON PUBLIC HEARING:
ORDINANCE NO. 1805:
"AN ORDINANCE SUPPLEMENTING CHAPTER 275 ENTITLED "ZONING" OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF HASBROUCK HEIGHTS TO ESTABLISH A COMMERCIAL PARKING FACILITY TRUST FUND AND TO REQUIRE THE PAYMENT THEREIN OF A SUM IN LIEU OF REQUIRED PARKING IN CONNECTION WITH ANY VARIANCE OR WAIVER SOUGHT AS TO THE REQUIRED NUMBER OF PARKING PLACES FOR ANY NON-RESIDENTIAL PREMISES LOCATED IN THE BOROUGH, AND FURTHER REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 1779 BEING PARAGRAPH D OF SECTION 275-26 OF THE CODE WHICH WAS ADOPTED ON FEBRUARY 11, 1997".
On motion by Councilman Link, seconded by Councilman Pepe, and unanimously carried, Ordinance No. 1805 was carried, pending changes as per the Planning Board's recommendations.
MISCELLANEOUS FROM PUBLIC:
Mayor Torre opened the meeting to the public for anyone wishing to speak.
Lewis Cole, 28 Garrison Ave., came forward and asked if the Borough received any type of written agreement from Devereux, owner of group home at 21 Garrison Ave., stating the proposed clientele who will live in the home will remain the same. Mayor Torre said he believed the Borough Attorney received correspondence today which he is reviewing.
Bob Ferraro, 35 Garrison Ave., came forward and asked if it would be possible to have the employees working at the home have some kind of sticker on their vehicles indicating they are a member of the staff this way there would not be any alarm if unfamiliar vehicles were parking on the street. Mr. Chandless said we could not do so on a special basis. It would have to be done Borough wide, otherwise it could be a form of discrimination. Mayor Torre asked if we could have the employees register with the Borough. Mr. Chandless said he would have to review the matter further to see if it could be permitted.
Kathleen Krivak, 145 Burton Ave., came forward and gave her opinion that the location for this group home is improper.
There being no one else wishing to speak, Mayor Torre closed the meeting to the public.
RECESS FOR CAUCUS:
Mayor Torre announced the Governing Body will now recess for Caucus.
There being no further business to come before the Mayor and Council, the meeting was adjourned.
I, BARBARA MALDONADO, Borough Clerk of the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights, do hereby certify that the foregoing Minutes are to the best of my knowledge a true account of the Regular Meeting held on February 10, 1998.
Barbara Maldonado, RMC