EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE Thursday, January 1, :00 p.m. MUNICIPAL BUILDING EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, NJ

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MINUTES

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE

Thursday, January 1, 2009 – 4:00 p.m.

MUNICIPAL BUILDING EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, NJ

Township Clerk Tedesco called the Meeting to Order at 4:12 p.m.

Township Clerk Tedesco read the Opening Statement pursuant to the Open Public Meetings Act. Township Clerk Tedesco led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The National Anthem was sung by Miss Allison Constantine.

Invocation was offered by James J. McCullough, III, Master of Theology, Dean of Somerset Christian College Freeholder Chairman James Curcio administered the Oath of Office to Paul W. Hodson and John W. Risley, Jr. as members of the Township Committee.

Deputy Township Clerk Perez conducted the Roll Call: John Carman, Jr.-present Stanley Glassey-present Paul Hodson-present John Risley-present

James J. McCullough-present

Township Clerk Tedesco asked the members of the Township Committee for their nomination of Mayor for the year 2009.

Committeeman Hodson nominated James J. “Sonny” McCullough as Chairman/Mayor for the year 2009, Committeeman Glassey seconded the nomination.

Motion Hodson second Glassey that RESOLUTION #1-2009 Appointing the Chairman of the Egg Harbor Township Committee for the Year 2009, be adopted.

Roll call vote: Carman-yes Glassey-yes Hodson-yes Risley-yes McCullough-yes

The Mayoral Oath of Office was administered by Atlantic County Sheriff Frank Balles to James J. McCullough who was accompanied by his wife and grandchildren.

The Township Clerk asked the members of the Township Committee for their nomination of Deputy Mayor for the year 2009.

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Roll call vote: Carman-yes Glassey-yes Hodson-yes Risley-yes McCullough-yes The Mayor introduced Special Guests in the audience.

The Mayor read the Mayor’s Address (attached) and called upon the members of the Township Committee for remarks. Committeeman Hodson thanked everyone for attending this year’s reorganization. He also thanked his family, voters, community and volunteers who have shown confidence in him to be elected. He committed to work as hard as he could to make this Township the best it can be. Finally, he wished everyone a safe and happy new year.

Deputy Mayor Glassey thanked everyone for coming out on New Year’s Day. He echoed what everyone has said and that 2009 will be a great year. He stated that we should stop talking doom and gloom and talk about the good and we will all be okay.

Committeeman Carman welcomed Paul Hodson and John Risley back. It has been a pleasure serving the Township of Egg Harbor and will be a pleasure again this year. He stated that in the room he saw the backbone of our community. Happy New Year to all.

Committeeman Risley thanked his family for their support and for being here with him. He also thanked the voters for allowing him to be here. He will work hard.

Mayor McCullough stated that another part of our success story is our great department heads under the leadership of Administrator Peter Miller.

RESOLUTIONS

The following resolutions were read by Township Clerk Tedesco: Resolution Title

3 Appointing Members to the Zoning Board of Adjustment

Motion Motion Glassey second Carman to approve Resolution 3 of 2009.

Roll call vote Carman – Yes Glassey – yes Hodson – yes Risley – yes McCullough – yes 4 Appointing Members to the Planning Board

Motion Motion Hodson, second Glassey to approve Resolution 4 of 2009.

Roll call vote Carman – Yes Glassey – yes Hodson – yes Risley – yes McCullough – yes 5 Appointing Members to the Economic Development Commission

Motion Motion Glassey, second Risley to approve Resolution 5 of 2009.

Roll call vote Carman – Yes Glassey – yes Hodson – yes Risley – yes McCullough – yes 6 Appointing Members to the Rent Review Board

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Resolution Title

Motion Motion Risley, second Hodson to approve Resolution 6 of 2009.

Roll call vote Carman – Yes Glassey – yes Hodson – yes Risley – yes McCullough – yes 7 Appointing Members to the Environmental Commission

Motion Motion Glassey, second Hodson to approve Resolution 7 of 2009.

Roll call vote Carman – Yes Glassey – yes Hodson – yes Risley – yes McCullough – yes 8 Appointing Members to the Municipal Alliance Committee

Motion Motion Glassey, second Risley to approve Resolution 8 of 2009.

Roll call vote Carman – Yes Glassey – yes Hodson – yes Risley – yes McCullough – yes 9 Appointing Members to the Emergency Management Council

Motion Motion Hodson, second Glassey to approve Resolution 9 of 2009.

Roll call vote Carman – Yes Glassey – yes Hodson – yes Risley – yes McCullough – yes 10 Appointing Members to the Veterans Advisory Board

Motion Motion Risley, second Glassey to approve Resolution 10 of 2009.

Roll call vote Carman – Yes Glassey – yes Hodson – yes Risley – yes McCullough – yes 11 Appointing a Member to the Egg Harbor Township Board of Assessment Commissioners Motion Motion Hodson, second Carman to approve Resolution 11 of 2009.

Roll call vote Carman – Yes Glassey – yes Hodson – yes Risley – yes McCullough – yes

12 Appointing Members to the Great Egg Harbor National Scenic & Recreational River Council to Represent the Township of Egg Harbor

Motion Motion Carman, second Hodson to approve Resolution 12 of 2009.

Roll call vote Carman – Yes Glassey – yes Hodson – yes Risley – yes McCullough – yes 13 Appointing a Member to the Municipal Utilities Authority.

Motion Motion Glassey, second Hodson to approve Resolution 13 of 2009.

Roll call vote Carman – Yes Glassey – abstain Hodson – yes Risley – yes McCullough – yes 14 Appointing a Local Historian for the Year 2009.

Motion Motion Glassey, second Hodson to approve Resolution 14 of 2009.

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15 Appointing Police Chaplains for the Year 2009.

Motion Motion Glassey, second Hodson to approve Resolution 15 of 2009.

Roll call vote Carman – Yes Glassey – yes Hodson – yes Risley – yes McCullough – yes 16 Appointing members to the Egg Harbor Township Recreation Commission

Motion Motion Risley, second Glassey to approve Resolution 16 of 2009

Roll call vote Carman – Yes Glassey – yes Hodson – yes Risley – yes McCullough – yes 53 Appointing members to the Pinelands Municipal Council

Motion Motion Hodson, second Glassey to approve Resolution 53 of 2009

Roll call vote Carman – Yes Glassey – yes Hodson – yes Risley – yes McCullough – yes The Mayor called upon the newly appointed members of

various Township Boards to stand for their Oath of Office. RESOLUTIONS (CONSENT CALENDAR)

Resolution Title

17 Resolution to award a contract through a fair and open process pursuant to NJSA 19:44A-20.4 et seq for Township Solicitor for the calendar year 2009

18 Resolution to award a contract through a fair and open process pursuant to NJSA 19:44A-20.4 et seq for Assistant Municipal Attorney and Municipal Prosecutor for the calendar year 2009

19 Resolution to award a contract through a fair and open process pursuant to N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4 et seq for Municipal Public Defender for the calendar year 2009

20 Resolution to award a contract through a fair and open process pursuant to N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4 et seq for Township Engineer for the calendar year 2009

21 Resolution to award a contract through a fair and open process pursuant to N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4 et seq for Alternate Township Engineer for the calendar year 2009

22 Resolution to award a contract through a fair and open process pursuant to N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4 et seq for Second Conflicts Engineer for the calendar year 2009

23 Resolution to award a contract through a fair and open process pursuant to N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4 et seq for Municipal Traffic Engineer for the calendar year 2009

24 Resolution to award a contract through a fair and open process pursuant to N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4 et seq for Environmental Planning and Regulatory Compliance Services for the calendar year 2009

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Resolution Title

25 Resolution to award a contract through a fair and open process pursuant to N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4 et seq for Rent Review Board Solicitor for the calendar year 2009

26 Resolution to award a contract through a fair and open process pursuant to N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4 et seq for Accountant for the Rent Review Board for the calendar year 2009

27 Resolution to award a contract through a fair and open process pursuant to N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4 et seq for Labor Relations Counsel for the calendar year 2009

28 Resolution to award a contract through a fair and open process pursuant to N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4 et seq for Bond Counsel services for the calendar year 2009

29 Resolution to award a contract through a fair and open process pursuant to N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4 et seq for services as Auditor for the Township of Egg Harbor for the calendar year 2009

30 Resolution to award a contract through a fair and open process pursuant to N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4 et seq for Risk Management Consultant for the Atlantic County Municipal Joint Insurance Fund and Municipal Excess Liability Joint Insurance Fund for the calendar year 2009

31 Resolution to award a contract through a fair and open process pursuant to N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4 et seq for annual comprehensive physical examinations for employees, post-employment offer medical examinations and workers’ compensation evaluations and treatment for the calendar year 2009 32 Resolution to award a contract through a fair and open process pursuant to NJSA 19:44A-20.4 et

seq for Tax Appeal Attorney for the calendar year 2009

33 Resolution to award a contract through a fair and open process pursuant to N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4 et seq for appraisal services for the calendar year 2009

34 Resolution to award a contract through a fair and open process pursuant to N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4 et seq. for computer services for tax assessment and appraisal system and extra billings, as needed, for the calendar year 2009

35 Resolution to award a contract through a fair and open process pursuant to N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4 et seq for real estate assessment appraisal services for the calendar year 2009

36 Resolution to award a contract through a fair and open process pursuant to N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4 et seq for services as Attorney for affordable housing matters for the calendar year 2009

37 Resolution to award a contract through a fair and open process pursuant to N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4 et seq for real estate appraisals, including Green Acres appraisals, for the calendar year 2009

38 Resolution to award a contract through a fair and open process pursuant to N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4 et seq for an Attorney for Police Defense Matters for calendar year 2009

39 Resolution to award a contract through a fair and open process pursuant to N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4 et seq for Township Planner for calendar year 2009

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40 Resolution to award a contract through a fair and open process pursuant to N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4 et seq for Redevelopment Attorney for calendar year 2009

41 Resolution appointing Peter J. Miller as the Public Agency Compliance Officer for the 2009 calendar year

42 Resolution to award a professional service contract to Commerce National Risk Control Services for coordination of alcohol and drug testing services for the calendar year 2009

43 Resolution appointing James J. McCullough as the Township Representative for the Local Government Broadcast Advisory Committee

44 Resolution appointing Tax Search Officer

45 Resolution re-appointing various existing Township employees for the calendar year 2009 46 Resolution appointing members to the Police K-9 Corps for the calendar year 2009 47 Resolution designating depositories for Township Offices for the calendar year 2009

48 Resolution establishing bonds for various Officials and Employees for the calendar year 2009 49 Resolution designating Official Township Newspapers for the calendar year 2009

50 Resolution establishing 2009 Annual Meeting schedule of the Egg Harbor Township Committee 51 Resolution providing for a temporary budget for the calendar year 2009

52 Resolution scheduling Special Meeting of the Township Committee for Monday, January 12, 2009, at 5:00 p.m. (Interviewing for Position of Police Captain)

Motion Motion Glassey, second Hodson to adopt the Consent Calendar Resolutions 17 through and including 52.

Roll call vote Carman – Yes Glassey – yes Hodson – yes Risley – yes McCullough – yes APPROVALS

Motion Motion Hodson second Glassey to approve William Danz, Jr., as Township Fire Chief, Charles Sear as Deputy Township Fire Chief and Dennis Sharpe as Training Officer.

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Motion Motion Hodson, second Glassey to approve Fire Police as recommended by the Egg Harbor Township Volunteer Fire Department

Cardiff Fire Police

Francis Sutton, Donald Hammer and Christopher Ayrers Bargaintown Fire Police

Diane Hoffman, Franz Bohle, Jerry Dixon and Dennis Hoffman Farmington Fire Police

Charles Harlan, Shawn Kenny, William Link, William Sorshek and Joseph Garth Scullville Fire Police

Harry Devine, Lou Champagne, F. John Keeper and Jim Zanes Motion Hodson second Glassey to approve Fire Police as recommended by the Egg Harbor Township Volunteer Fire Department. Cardiff Fire Police: Frank Sutton, Donald Hammer and Christopher Ayrers

Bargaintown Fire Police: Robert Kraus, Franz Bohle, Jerry Dixon and Dennis Hoffman Farmington Fire Police: Charles Harlan, Shawn Kenny, William Link and Joseph Garth Scullville Fire Police: Harry Devine, Lou Champagne, John Keeper and Jim Zanes Roll call vote Carman – Yes Glassey – yes Hodson – yes Risley – yes McCullough – yes GENERAL PUBLIC DISCUSSION

There being no public discussion, motion Carman, second Glassey to close the public portion of the meeting. All members present voted aye.

PRESENTATION

Mayor McCullough acknowledged Robin Buehler’s years of committed service to the Township and presented her with a plaque proclaiming Saturday, January 3, 2009, as Robin Buehler Day in the Township.

“GOD BLESS AMERICA”

“God Bless America” was sung by Miss Kerene Limage. ADJOURNMENT

Motion Motion Glassey, second Hodson to adjourn the 2009 Reorganization Meeting of the Egg Harbor Township Committee

Roll call vote Carman – Yes Glassey – yes Hodson – yes Risley – yes McCullough – yes

____________________________________ James J. McCullough, Mayor

____________________________________ Olga A. Perez, RMC

Deputy Township Clerk

FOR OFFICE USE ONLY

MINUTES APPROVED AT MEETING OF JANUARY 14, 2009

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