M I N U T E S
March 13, 2001
A Regular Meeting of the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights was held on March 13, 2001 at 8 p.m. at the Masonic Hall, 200 Division Avenue, corner of the Boulevard, Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey.
Mayor Torre stated that the meeting complied with the Sunshine Law, due notice having been made to all members by personal service on January 1, 2001 and to The Observer, The Record and the Herald News on January 1, 2001.
SALUTE TO THE FLAG AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Mayor Torre led in the Salute to the Flag and Pledge of Allegiance.
Winners of Fire Prevention 2001 Poster Contest: Mayor Torre asked that Fire Commissioner John Wassberg come forward and he and Councilman Wassberg assisted Fire Prevention Officer Kevin Todd in announcing the winners of the Fire Prevention Poster Contest. Todd said that these winning posters would be sent to the County and State competitions. Ribbons, Savings Bonds from Bergen Commercial Bank, Trust Company of NJ and Summit Bank, and Certificates from Fire Prevention and the Mayor and Council were presented to: Division 1: First Place, Leigh Ann Ruroede; Second Place, Edward Lee; Third Place, Alyssa Telep. Division 2: First Place, Lindsey Curran; Second Place, Chelsea McGuckin; Third Place, Jennifer McClure.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: February 27, 2001
On a motion by Councilman Heeren, seconded by Councilman DiPisa, and unanimously carried, the foregoing Minutes were accepted.
BE IT RESOLVED that the claims and accounts amounting to $1,273,906.10 specified in the schedule hereto annexed, having been examined and approved by the Finance Commissioner, or his Deputy, be paid and that warrants be issued therefor.
Signed Andrew Link III
On a motion by Councilman Wassberg, seconded by Councilman DiPisa, and unanimously carried, the foregoing Resolution was adopted.
39. Authorize Tonnage Grant Application for 2000
On a motion by Councilman Wassberg, seconded by Councilman Pepe, and unanimously carried, the foregoing Consent Agenda Resolution was approved.
41. Dog Licenses - Payment of Fees to State
42. Opposition of 170,000 Pound Aircrafts Landing at Teterboro Airport
43. Adoption of 2001 Municipal Budget
44. Authorize Award of Contract for 2000 Road Program
45. 2000 Budget Appropriation Transfers
46. Authorize Asbestos Abatement Services for Municipal Building, Hamilton Avenue
Mayor Torre asked that Resolution No. 43 be presented first, and opened the meeting up to public comment as this was the 2001 Municipal Budget. No one came forward.
On a motion by Councilman Link, seconded by Councilman Heeren, and unanimously carried, the foregoing Resolution was approved. (Copy attached)
The meeting continued with the
reading of Resolutions No. 40-42 and 44-46. On a motion by Councilwoman Verrastro,
seconded by Councilman Pepe, and unanimously carried, the foregoing Resolutions were
approved. (Copies attached)
Eric S. Neumuller to Office of Emergency Management
Sidney Lehmann to Office of Emergency Management
William M. Unger to Office of Emergency Management
Dr. Michael J. Sanzari to Office of Emergency Management
On a motion by Councilman Wassberg, seconded by Councilman DiPisa, and unanimously approved, the foregoing Appointments were accepted.
He asked for a moment of silence on the passing of Michael Bizzaro who had been a member of the Library Steering Committee and an active member of the community.
ORDINANCE (S) ON INTRODUCTION: None
ORDINANCES ON PUBLIC HEARING:
Mayor Torre opened the meeting to the public for anyone wishing to speak on Ordinance No. 1920 and No. 1921. There being no one wishing to speak, Mayor Torre closed the public hearing on said ordinances.
ORDINANCE NO. 1920:
BE IT RESOLVED that an Ordinance entitled "AN ORDINANCE TO APPROPRIATE THE SUM OF $1,700,000.00 TO PROVIDE FOR THE ACQUISITION OF REAL
PROPERTY PRESENTLY ANTICIPATED TO BE REQUIRED IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONSTRUCTION THEREON OF A NEW MUNICIPAL BUILDING TO INCLUDE THE BOROUGHS ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES, A NEW FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY AND A SENIOR CITIZENS CIVIC CENTER AND FURTHER TO AUTHORIZE THE FINANCING OF THE COST THEREOF IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE LOCAL BOND LAW BY THE ISSUANCE OF BONDS OR NOTES NOT TO EXCEED THE SUM OF $1,615,000.00" be now passed on second and final reading and the Borough Clerk be and hereby authorized and directed to publish said Ordinance, same to be published in The Observer, a newspaper circulating and published in the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights.
ORDINANCE NO. 1921:
BE IT RESOLVED that an Ordinance entitled "AN ORDINANCE TO CREATE A TENANTS RELOCATION ASSISTANCE ADVISORY BOARD AND TO AUTHORIZE IT TO MAKE A DETERMINATION AS TO THE QUALIFICATIONS OF AND THE ASSISTANCE TO BE RENDERED TO TENANTS TO BE DISPLACED FROM RESIDENTIAL DWELLING PREMISES ACQUIRED BY THE BOROUGH FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONSTRUCTING THE NEW MUNICIPAL COMPLEX ON THE BOULEVARD BETWEEN CENTRAL AND MADISON AVENUES AS PROVIDED BY N.J.S.A. 20:4-1 ET SEQ., THE RELOCATION ASSISTANCE ACT" be now passed on second and final reading and the Borough Clerk be and hereby authorized and directed to publish said Ordinance, same to be published in The Observer, a newspaper circulating and published in the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights.
On a motion by Councilman Pepe, seconded by Councilman DiPisa, and unanimously carried, the foregoing Ordinances on Adoption were approved.
This being the first meeting of the month, the Mayor dispensed with opening the meeting to the public and said that the meeting would be open to the public on March 27, 2001.
RECESS FOR CAUCUS:
The Mayor announced that the meeting would be recessed for Caucus.
There being no further business to be conducted by the Mayor and Council, the meeting was adjourned.
I, ROSE MARIE SEES, 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 Mayor and Council Meeting held on March 13 2001.
Rose Marie Sees