M I N U T E S
March 14, 2000
A Regular Meeting of the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights was held on March 14, 2000 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 December 28, 1999 and to The Observer, The Record and the Herald News on December 28, 1999.
ROLL CALL: Present: Councilman Andrew Link III, Councilman Herbert D. Heeren, Councilman Justin A. DiPisa, Councilwoman Marlene Verrastro, Councilman John Wassberg
Absent: Councilman Garrett R. Pepe
SALUTE TO THE FLAG AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Mayor Torre led in the Salute to the Flag and Pledge of Allegiance.
PROCLAMATIONS: Board of Education (copy attached)
On a motion by Councilman Link, seconded by Councilman DiPisa, and unanimously carried, the foregoing Proclamation was approved.
Mayor Torre would be delivering this proclamation to the Board of Education at their regular meeting to be held on March 28, 2000.
COMMUNICATIONS: Thank you Letter from Max Feintuch (copy attached)
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: February 8, 2000 and February 22, 2000
On a motion by Councilwoman Verrastro, seconded by Councilman DiPisa, and unanimously carried, the Minutes of February 8, 2000 and February 22, 2000 were approved.
BILLS: Be It Resolved that the claims and accounts amounting to $1,295,591.53 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.
On a motion by Councilman Wassberg, seconded by Councilwoman Verrastro, and unanimously carried, the foregoing resolution was adopted.
59. Authorizing Raffle License for Kiwanis Club of Hasbrouck Heights
On a motion by Councilman DiPisa, seconded by Councilman Heeren, and unanimously carried, the Consent Agenda was approved.
61. Payment of Fees to State - Dog Licenses
62. Authorizing Refund of Taxes Overpaid to Kimberly Associates
63. Authorizing Advertisement for Bids for Barrier Free Curb Ramps
64. Award of Bid for Radio Maintenance
On a motion by Councilman Link, seconded by Councilman Wassberg, and unanimously carried, the foregoing Resolutions were adopted (Resolutions attached).
Mayor Torre asked for a moment of silence in memory of Recreation Director Andrew Feintuch who passed away unexpectedly February 27, 2000.
APPOINTMENTS: Karen Carney as School Crossing Guard who had been a crossing guard for many years, and was now welcomed back.
On a motion by Councilwoman Wassberg, seconded by Councilman Heeren, and unanimously carried, the foregoing appointment was approved.
ORDINANCE(S) ON INTRODUCTION:
ORDINANCE No. 1892:
BE IT RESOLVED that an Ordinance entitled "AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND AND SUPPLEMENT ARTICLE III ENTITLED "CIVILIAN DISPATCHERS" OF CHAPTER 55 ENTITLED "POLICE DEPARTMENT" OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF HASBROUCK HEIGHTS" introduced this date be and the same is hereby passed on first reading and the Acting Borough Clerk be directed to advertise notice of public hearing on said Ordinance to be held at the regular meeting of the Borough Council on March 28, 2000.
On a motion by Councilman Heeren, seconded by Councilman Link, and unanimously carried, the foregoing Ordinance on Introduction was approved.
ORDINANCES ON CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING:
Mayor Torre opened the meeting to the public for anyone wishing to speak on Ordinances No. 1888 and 1890. There being no one wishing to speak, Mayor Torre closed the public hearing on said ordinances.
ORDINANCE NO. 1888:
BE IT RESOLVED that Ordinance entitled "AN ORDINANCE GRANTING MUNICIPAL CONSENT FOR THE PLACEMENT OF FACILITIES AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF CABLE TELEVISION SERVICE IN THE BOROUGH OF HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, BERGEN COUNTY, TO CABLEVISION OF OAKLAND, INC." be now passed on second and final reading and the Acting 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. 1890:
BE IT RESOLVED that an Ordinance entitled: "AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND AND SUPPLEMENT AN ORDINANCE ENTITLED "AN ORDINANCE TO AUTHORIZE THE SALE PURSUANT TO N.J.S.A. 40A:12-13 OF LANDS AND PREMISES APPEARING ON THE CURRENT ASSESSMENT MAP OF THE BOROUGH OF HASBROUCK HEIGHTS AS LOT 24.01 IN BLOCK 161 BEING AN IRREGULARLY SHAPED TRACT OF LAND LYING IN THE SOUTHWEST CORNER FORMED BY THE INTERSECTION OF THE WESTERLY SIDELINE OF NEW JERSEY STATE HIGHWAY ROUTE 17 AND THE SOUTHERLY SIDELINE OF LONGWORTH AVENUE, UNIMPROVED, HAVING A FRONTAGE ON AN IMPROVABLE STREET OF ONLY 25.36 FEET" BEING ORDINANCE NO. 1871 ADOPTED SEPTEMBER 28, 1999 SO AS TO FURTHER PROVIDE FOR THE SUBDIVISION OF A 25 FOOT STRIP TO BE MERGED WITH LOT 31 IN BLOCK 161 IN ORDER TO FACILITATE THE ACQUISITION OF A NECESSARY SEWER EASEMENT be now passed on second and final reading and the Acting 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 motion by Councilwoman Verrastro, seconded by Councilman DiPisa, and unanimously carried, to approve the foregoing Ordinances on Adoption.
MISCELLANEOUS FROM PUBLIC: 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 28, 2000.
Councilman DiPisa reported that the Recreation Department programs will be continuing without interruption.
RECESS FOR CAUCUS:
The Mayor announced that the
meeting would now 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, Acting 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 14, 2000.
Rose Marie Sees