Previous Minutes REGULAR MEETING
NOVEMBER 28, 2005 - 7:00 P.M.

Pledge of Allegiance.

Roll Call: Commissioner Mahon, Commissioner Kropke, Mayor Gibney

Borough Clerk reads the following statement:

   This is a regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Avon-By-The-Sea and notice of time, date and place has been transmitted to the area newspapers, Avon Board of Education, Avon Post Office and the Avon Public Library in compliance with the rules and regulations of the Open Public Meetings Law.
   Fire Exits are located in the direction I am indicating. In case of fire, you will be notified by an alarm bell. If so notified, please move in a calm, orderly manner to the nearest smoke free exit. Thank you.

Motion by Gibney seconded by Mahon that the minutes of the meeting of November 14, 2005 be approved as written and posted.
The Vote:
Aye: All (Comm. Kropke absent)
No: None

RESOLUTION offered by Gibney seconded by Kropke that,

ORDINANCE NO. 10-2005 entitled:

"AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENT-
ING CHAPTER 93, DOGS AND OTHER ANIMALS,
OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF AVON-BY-
THE-SEA, IN THE COUNTY OF MONMOUTH, NEW
JERSEY. "
be introduced on first reading.
The Vote:
Aye: All
No: None

Motion by Gibney seconded by Mahon that the above Ordinance No. 10-2005 be taken up on second reading with a hearing on December 12, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the Municipal Building.
The Vote:
Aye: All
No: None

RESOLUTION offered by Gibney seconded by Kropke that,

ORDINANCE NO. 11-2005 entitled:

" AN ORDINANCE TO ADD A NEW CHAPTER 143,
ENTITLED "STORMWATER RUNOFF AND
DISCHARGE", TO THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH
OF AVON-BY-THE-SEA, MONMOUTH COUNTY,
NEW JERSEY. "
be introduced on first reading.
The Vote:
Aye: All
No: None

Motion by Gibney seconded by Kropke that the above Ordinance No. 11-2005 be taken up on second reading with a hearing on December 12, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the Municipal Building.
The Vote:
Aye: All
No: None

RESOLUTION offered by Gibney seconded by Kropke that,

WHEREAS, there are unexpended balances of appropriations which are not needed, and other appropriations which will be deficient,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the following 2005 appropriation transfers be authorized:

FROM: Neptune Sewer Auth. $12,000.00
Water Audit 6,500.00
TO: Water O.E. 18,500.00
FROM: Lifeguards S&W $1,000.00
TO: Lifeguard O.E. 1,000.00
FROM: Beach Cleaning O.E. $1,700.00
Beach Landfill 1,000.00
TO: Diesel 2,700.00
FROM: Lifeguard S&W $6,500.00
TO: Gasoline 6,500.00
FROM: Elections O.E. $2,000.00
Tax Sale O.E. 400.00
TO: Planning Board O.E. 2,400.00

The Vote:
Aye: All
No: None

RESOLUTION offered by Gibney seconded by Kropke that the Board of Commissioners hereby authorize the Mayor to sign Change Order #1 in the amount of +$2,900.00 to Down To Earth Landscaping, Inc. for Volunteer's Park Improvements.
The Vote:
Aye: All
No: None

RESOLUTION offered by Gibney seconded by Kropke that the Board of Commissioners hereby authorize the Mayor to sign Change Order #2 in the amount of -$7,817.82 to Down To Earth Landscaping, Inc. for Volunteer's Park Improvements.
The Vote:
Aye: All
No: None

RESOLUTION offered by Gibney seconded by Kropke that the Board of Commissioners hereby authorize the Mayor to sign Change Order #1 in the amount of +$3,047.50 to Lucas Electric Co., Inc. for Volunteer's Park Improvements.
The Vote:
Aye: All
No: None

RESOLUTION offered by Gibney seconded by Kropke that the Board of Commissioners hereby award the contract for furnishing water meters to Metering Solutions, Inc., Tylersport, PA for the low bid of $140,294.70.
The Vote:
Aye: All
No: None

RESOLUTION offered by Gibney seconded by Kropke that the Board of Commissioners hereby award the contract for installation of water meters to In Line Services, Inc., Flemington, NJ for the low bid of $73,116.00.
The Vote:
Aye: All
No: None

RESOLUTION offered by Gibney seconded by Mahon that the Board of Commissioners hereby authorizes the cancellation of 2005 Water/Sewer charges for the following accounts:

Block 16 Lot 1.02339 Norwood Ave.Demolition$ 87.50
Block 19 Lot 1.02235 Woodland Ave., FrontLeak$389.10
Block 26 Lot 2.01429 Sylvania Ave.Demolition$130.00
Block 26 Lot 2.02427 Sylvania Ave.Demolition$130.00
Block 34 Lot 9408 Second Ave.Demolition$130.00
Block 48.02 Lot 3327 Washington Ave.Demolition$130.00
The Vote:
Aye: All
No: None

Motion by Gibney seconded by Kropke that the bills in the amount of $1,202,025.36 be approved for payment.
The Vote:
Aye: All (Comm. Mahon abstained from any bills pertaining to Police Dept.)
No: None

Motion by Gibney seconded by Kropke that the bills pertaining to the Police Department from the meeting of November 14, 2005 be approved.
The Vote:
Aye: Kropke, Gibney
No: None
Abstain: Mahon

Mayor asks if anyone would like to be heard?

Mayor announced the tree lighting ceremony to take place this Sunday, December 4th starting at 4:00 p.m. with a puppet show, tree lighting, visit from Santa, caricature drawings, etc.

Mayor announced that new DOT regulations allows the Borough to add speed control devices on Borough streets without DOT approval. Chief Mahon will have the police department take surveys and give recommendations to the Board of Commissioners by the spring.

Mayor announced the public hearing on the new land development ordinance will take place at the meeting on December 12th. The Borough will try to have by December 7th a document summarizing the changes in the ordinance available in the Borough Office.

Jen Barbur asked if the amendment changes will be separate from the whole text of the ordinance.

Linda Henderson said she took a walk on the beach this weekend and encountered many individuals whose dogs were not on a leash. What is being done to enforce the ordinance to maybe allow people on the beach to have a 20-25 foot leash.

Marie Kenny - are the leaves going to be picked up in the lanes as you stated? Comm. Kropke said they will be picked up this week. We had a crew out on Friday and that was all they did. Ordinance states that the leaves are supposed to be put in the street, not the lanes.

Marie Kenny - if they are all put in the street there would be a mess and cause draining problems. Comm. Kropke said not if you put them in the street the way they are supposed to be put in the street, 3 feet from the curb.

Rich Monahan asked if the Borough is looking into the sight impediments at many of the Borough intersections? Mayor Gibney said we have addressed that, by eliminating some of the parking spaces.

Bob Schaefer - announced that the Board of Education will be holding 2 more informational meetings about the school referendum and also an open house at the school on Dec. 1st and Dec. 8th at 7:00 p.m. at the school.

Motion by Gibney seconded by Kropke that being there is no further business, the meeting is adjourned.
The Vote:
Aye: All
No: None


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Daniel J. Gibney, Mayor


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Robert Mahon, Commissioner


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James L. Kropke, Commissioner


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Timothy M. Gallagher, RMC
Borough Clerk