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MINUTES OF: From: Carol Ashley
Sent: Thursday, April 23, 2009 4:16 PM
To: Karen Becker
Subject: MINUTES OF

MEETING OF:                                                            WORKSHOP MEETING

DATE OF MEETING:                                     APRIL 7, 2009

TIME OF MEETING:                                                  7PM

PAGE NO.                                                                  1

 

            The Workshop Meeting of the Butler Mayor and Council was opened by Mayor Joseph Heywang who indicated that the meeting was being held in compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act having been duly advertised and posted.

 

ROLL CALL

PRESENT:  Councilman Stephen Regis, Councilman Robert Fox, Council President Robert Alviene, and Councilwoman Judy Woop.

EXCUSED:  Councilman Raymond Verdonik

ABSENT:  None

 

1.  REVIEW OF 2009 BUDGET

            The budget was reviewed and several questions were answered.  Councilman Fox would like one more finance meeting before the introduction.

            Introduction will take place at April 17, 2009 meeting.

 

2.  REQUEST FROM CHIEF CARD – CHAPTER 65 ALARM SYSTEMS

            The ordinance needs to be reviewed and amended.

 

3.  REQUEST FROM CHIEF EARL DEAN – WETDOWN FOR NEW FIRE TRUCK

            Approval was granted for August 15, 2009.

 

4.  LETTER FROM KINNELON RE:  1150 ROUTE 23N – WATER/SEWER

            Mr. Jay Patel requested permission from Kinnelon to hook into the Butler water and sewer system.  A letter was received, by him, from John Whitehead, Supt. of Public Works, Kinnelon suggesting that he see the availability for connection from Bed, Bath & Beyond.  The Governing body denied the connections based on information provided from Ed Becker, Water Dept. Supt. and Borough Administrator Jim Lampmann.

 

5.  NEW MEMBER FIRE DEPARTMENT – KINNEY HOSE – ALLISON SLIKER

            Approved.

 

R2009-40 AUTHORIZATION TO PURCHASE EQUIPMENT UNDER STATE CONTRACT JEEP GRAND CHEROKK LAREDO 4X4 FOR THE ELECTRIC UTILILTY

Moved:  Fox                                                                Second:  Elliott

Voted Aye:  Regis, Fox, Alviene, Woop, Elliott

Voted Nay:  None

R2009-40 adopted.

 

R2009-41 RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CAREY AVE LOOP WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT

Moved:  Fox                                                                Second:  Alviene

Voted Aye:  Regis, Fox, Alviene, Woop, Elliott

Voted Nay:  None

R2009-41 adopted.

 

A letter was received from Chief Card regarding parking on Valley Road.  The police will review the parking situation further and notify the Governing Body if they feel parking regulations should be amended.

 

The Clothing Bin applications were reviewed by Borough Clerk Carol Ashley and Borough Attorney Robert Oostdyk.  A resolution will be presented for approval at the April Council Meeting.

 

Borough Administrator, Jim Lampmann, notify the Governing Body that a 55 gallon drum was found behind the houses on Arch St.  The NJDEP is present investigating the situation.

 

Mayor Heywang informed the Council of the 2009 Clean Communities entitlement which is $9,172.68.

 

OPEN PUBLIC DISCUSSION

            No comments.

 

Motion to go into Executive session for potential litigation:  Fox

Second:  Regis

All in favor.

 

Meeting reopened.

 

 

Adjournment:   8:20PM

 

Adopted:

 

 

                                                            MAYOR JOSEPH P. HEYWANG

 

Attest:

 

Carol M. Ashley, RMC/CMC

Municipal Clerk

 

Dated:

 


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