Previous Minutes REGULAR MEETING
JANUARY 23, 2006 - 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 Kropke that the minutes of the meeting of January 9, 2006 be approved as written and posted.
The Vote:
Aye: All
No: None

Mayor announces this is the time advertised for second reading and hearing on Ordinance No. 1-2006 entitled:

"AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND AND SUPPLEMENT THE
CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF AVON-BY-THE-SEA,
CHAPTER 113, LAND DEVELOPMENT."

Motion by Gibney seconded by Kropke that the second reading with hearing of Ordinance No. 1-2006 (Land Use Ordinance) be adjourned until February 13, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. in the Municipal Building. This adjournment is required to verify compliance with the notice requirements of New Jersey Statutes, to correct a typographical error which appears on the Land Use Plan Map which erroneously identified zone "M-O/R" as "O/R", and to obtain the report from the Planning Board.
The Vote:
Aye: All
No: None

RESOLUTION offered by Gibney seconded by Kropke that the bid for Improvements & Renovations to the Municipal Building Bathrooms be awarded to PBK Construction, Inc., Pt. Pleasant, NJ, for the low bid of $41,400.00. Said award is subject to approval by Monmouth County Community Development Block Grant Program.
The Vote:
Aye: All
No: None

RESOLUTION offered by Gibney seconded by Kropke that the Board of Commissioners hereby authorize the purchase of a Cushman Vehicle Model 738 from Lincoln Service & Equipment Co., Durham, CT, in the amount of $23,521.00.
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: Lifeguard S&W $ 288.00
Beach Cleaning O.E. 229.18
  Beach Streets O.T. 145.08
  Beach Social Security 2,262.03
  Beach Commissioners O.E. 50.52
  Beach Clerk S&W 381.50
TO: Beach Streets S&W 3,356.31
FROM: Landfill 7,200.14
TO: Police S&W 7,200.14
The Vote:
Aye: All (Comm. Mahon abstained from Police Dept. S&W)
No: None

Motion by Gibney seconded by Kropke that the bills in the amount of $319,595.33 be approved for payment.
The Vote:
Aye: All (Comm. Mahon abstained from approving Police Dept. bills)
No: None

Mayor announces Central Jersey Blood Center Blood Drive on Wed., Feb. 8th, from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm in rear of Municipal Building.

Mayor asks if anyone would like to be heard?

Marie Kenny asked how much Mr. Cooke's pension cost the Borough?

Linda Henderson questioned why Mr. Cooke's contract was not on file today for her to look at? Mr. Gallagher said he has not received the contract yet.

Mrs. Henderson asked why the Borough is employing Mr. Cooke as an employee and not as a professional service?

Mayor -

Motion by Gibney seconded by Mahon that being there is no further business, the meeting be 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