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TOWNSHIP OF MAHWAH
BUDGET WORK SESSION MEETING MINUTES
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2006

The meeting was called to order at 8:00PM by Council President Kelly who read the Open Public Meeting Act Statement as prescribed by law. Notice was advertised in The Record on January 6, 2006 and January 25, 2006 stating this meeting would be held at the Municipal Offices at 475 Corporate Drive, Mahwah, New Jersey on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 at 8:00PM. Notice of this meeting is posted on the Municipal Bulletin Board. The minutes of this meeting shall be available in the Municipal Clerk’s Office.

Salute to the Flag.

Present: Councilmembers Alderisio, Calandrillo, DiGiulio, Kelly, Paton, Richter and Roth

Also present were the Mayor Richard J. Martel, Business Administrator Brian Campion, and Municipal Clerk Kathrine G. Coletta.

PUBLIC PORTION
On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Roth, the meeting was opened to the public at 8:03PM. All in favor. Motion carried.

Mr. Allan Kidd of 111 Miller Road stated in looking at the Constitution of the United States of America there is no requirements that say everyone shall state and spell their name and address at a Public Meeting. He wishes Kelly would adhere to the Constitution from time to time.

On a motion by Roth, seconded by Calandrillo, the meeting was closed to the public at 7:37PM. All in favor. Motion carried.

A - ACCOUNTS
Kelly stated on Account #A01 – 243: Council and Clerk, there is an addition for $5,000 for Volunteer Picnic and in Account #A01- 205: Training and Seminars, there was a subtraction of $1,400.

Calandrillo asked if the picnic was resolved. Richter said the planning of the picnic was not assigned to anyone and we do not know who would be available.

Roth feels the question is do we want to fund it. The Business Administrator asked what had to be resolved. Paton said it would be picking a date and the Director of the Pool would have to be notified. Roth suggested that Council find an acceptable date for the picnic.

Calandrillo suggested the picnic be moved from the Municipal Pool to Continental Soldiers Field but there would be no pool.
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Kelly suggested leaving the $5,000 in the budget and discuss this at the next Work Session. The Business Administrator suggested having the picnic on a Sunday in August.

Calandrillo made a motion, seconded by Richter, that the picnic be held at Continental Soldiers Field. Roth had concerns that if the picnic were to be held at Continental Soldiers Field there would have to be tables and chairs set up as this cannot be held on artificial turf. Roth does not feel this would be the ideal place.

Mayor Martel stated there would only be a limited amount of shade where the Municipal Pool would have tents.

Straw poll vote: Alderisio, no, Calandrillo, yes; DiGiulio, no; Paton, yes; Richter, no; Roth, no; Kelly, no. Motion fails.

Richter made a motion, seconded by Roth, to have the picnic on an agreeable Sunday in August at the Township Pool. Richter said that the biggest problem in past years was the calendar had already been out with the Membership Applications and the picnic was not listed. People
came to the pool only to find it was closed due to a picnic. Richter feels that we have enough time to put this picnic in the Membership Applications, so people, for the new season will know what date the picnic is and that the pool will be closed to members.

Alderisio concurred that a date should be picked before the Membership Applications go out. Mayor Martel asked who is taking charge of this. Kelly said this will be discussed at this at the next Work Session Meeting.

Roll call vote: Alderisio, yes; Calandrillo, yes; DiGiulio, yes; Paton, yes; Richter, yes; Roth, yes; Kelly, yes.

B - ACCOUNTS
Kelly said under Account #B30 – 219: Division of Law there was an adjustment from $145,000 down to $140,000 and Account #B30 - #286: $45,000 down to $40,000. There is an adjustment in Account #B30 -284: Township Attorney, to increase from $80,000 to $90,000.

Kelly said under Account #B50 – 206: Dues and Subscriptions the budget shows $450.00 but the actual is listed as $500. This was a typographical error and should be $500.

Account #B50 – 105: Overtime Account and B50 - #204: Special Services, Roth feels these accounts are budgeted too high.

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Roth made a motion, seconded by Alderisio, that Account #B50 – 204: Professional Services should be reduced from $86,100 to $84,100 and Account #B50 - #105: Overtime should be reduced from $6,000 to $5,000 for a total of a $3,000 reduction on both of these items. Roll call vote: Alderisio, yes; Calandrillo, yes; DiGiulio, yes; Paton, yes; Richter, yes; Roth, yes; Kelly, yes.

C – ACCOUNTS
Kelly said Streets and Roads was just a question clarification and Account #C02 – 212: Food the number was $700.00 and not $500.00.

Roth suggested on Account #C02 – 203; Repairs & Maintenance a reduction of $2,000 from $43,000 to $41,000 and on Account #C04 - #201; Parks and Playgrounds under M
Materials and Supplies he suggested reducing this $1,000.

Paton said there was a discussion on grass seed and it was suggested that the Department of Public Works would talk to other organizations to see what they use. Paton said he would like to leave this amount alone as he would not like to cut down on grass seed.

Roth questioned Account #C06 – 201: Materials and Supplies in the last two years approximately $11,000 or $12,000 was spent so he would like the $15,000 reduced to $13,000.

Roth said on Account #C06 – 202: Equipment, if you look at the numbers they spent $339 last year when they had an allocation of $1,000 and does not know why the recommendation for this year is $8,000. Roth recommends reducing this by $2,000.

Kelly said on this particular account there was a piece of equipment in the budget that had been cut for the last couple of years. The Department of Pubic Works felt they were going to get a cost savings for the Township if they performed some work utilizing this piece of equipment instead of having the analysis work done by some local outside vendor. The equipment was for a computer program for engine diagnostics.

Roth asked if the issue is a piece of equipment that will last the Township for some period of time would it not be a capital expense opposed to an operating expense.
The Business Administrator said he would have to check with the Bond Council on this.

Roth said he would support this if the equipment lasted many years and if it would save the Township money. He would reduce the amount but suggested that it would be used as Capital due to its life extension.

Kelly stated Account #C06 - #202: Equipment will be held for clarification from Administration.
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Roth made a motion, seconded by Calandrillo, to reduce Account #C02 – 203: Repairs and Maintenance from $43,000 to $41,000. Roll call vote: Alderisio, yes; Calandrillo, yes; DiGiulio, no; Paton, yes; Richter, yes; Roth, yes; Kelly, yes.

Roth made a motion, seconded by Calandrillo, to reduce Account #CO6 - 201: Materials and Supplies from $8,000 to $6,000. Roll call vote: Alderisio, yes; Calandrillo, no; DiGiulio, no; Paton, yes; Richter, yes; Roth, yes; Kelly, yes.

Roth stated he is withdrawing this suggestion to reduce Account #C04 – 201: Parks and Playgrounds and therefore it shall remain at $12,300.

Paton suggested consideration be given to a study on the Department of Public Works. Paton questioned the cost to do this study.

Mayor Martel said this was an area that he discussed with the Business Administrator. He feels it would take at least $20,000 or $25,000. The Mayor feels that this would be worthwhile putting this in the budget.

Alderisio asked if this was just to do with the Department of Public Works Road Department. Mayor Martel said the entire department. Alderisio feels it will cost more than $25,000 and Administration should get an estimate.

Roth said Professional Management Consultant firms as a Municipal Consultant for evaluations. If the Township is going to invest the dollars, something will come out of this that will enhance productivity and will give us some guidance. There are some significant retirements coming in the future and the role of that person will need to be modified or adjusted This evaluation will tell us what kinds of people we need on the staff for replacements. Roth feels this study will give us something back that will pay ultimately pay itself back in terms of efficiencies as well as best organizing the department. Roth feels money should be put in the budget supports what Paton suggested.

Kelly asked Administration to assist in what will be involved. The Business Administrator stated he will get estimates. Mayor Martel asked how in depth the Township wants to go. Richter said she thinks a Management Efficiency Assessment would be well worth and in the long run beneficial to the Township.

Calandrillo feels what would be helpful is to find out what in-house type of training and licenses the employees have within that department and how the training knowledge is being used. Are the employees applying it to their jobs or do they need additional training.

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Paton made a motion to put $40,000 into the Budget and asked the Business Administrator to come back and let Council know approximately how much a study will cost.

Paton made a motion, seconded by Roth, to put up to $40,000 into the Budget for purposes of a Professional Management Evaluation of the Township Department of Public Works.

Richter would rather wait to see what the figures are as to the cost.

Alderisio said he has a concern if we are going to spend $40,000 for an evaluation how is there a savings unless they cut individuals. He feels there will be the same amount of people and they already know what has to be done. Alderisio would like Administration to look into this study and possibly do it the following year instead of rushing into it now. He would like to see what the scope of the work is going to be before we budget this money.

DiGiulio asked why just that department. She would like to see an efficiency study done in every department. DiGiulio would like to see an amount come back to us before putting this into our Budget but is in favor of doing the study.

Calandrillo said while we are doing this we should look at all positions in every department. Everyone should be looked at and the study not be limited to just the Department of Public Works.

Roth said this is not a matter of pointing a finger at just any department. The Police Department is the largest department and had been reviewed by an outside organization and we did not have to spend a lot of money to do that. Roth said he does not know if we can afford to evaluate every department in the Township. Roth feels the Department of Public Works is the next largest department in scope. Roth said it is not about eliminating employee jobs but we are talking about structure, process and management systems. This will help in replacing people when there are retirements. Having an evaluation could be a tool for managing organization.

Paton said they had conducted an evaluation with the Fire Companies so it is not just for a particular department. Paton feels this study would be a good management tool.

Richter would like it investigated to know how much it would cost first.

Mayor Martel said he feels it is a good idea and knows Ridgewood has gone through some evaluations and they are comparable in size to us so he has some information already.
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Calandrillo hopes Council concurs that when they look into this they get numbers and various alternatives such as all the employees vs. so many departments at once.

Kelly commented that he is uncomfortable with $40,000 but supports the idea. Kelly feels we are not in a rush to have to put a figure in at this time and we do have additional meetings to accomplish this.

Paton would like Administration to come back within two weeks with a figure. The Business Administrator is not sure he can come back within two weeks but will try.
Mayor Martel stated in two weeks they can probably come up with enough information to have an educated number and as far as the scope of it can come later.

Paton withdrew his motion and Roth withdrew his seconding of the motion.

Calandrillo said whatever amount it costs to do this study with an expenditure upfront, down the road she feels there will be savings in many areas.

Kelly asked for guidance of Counsel as they had asked him to read a statement to the Department Heads that came before Council. He stated that he did remind Department Heads, as they came before Council, of the fact that if Council did or did not make adjustments to the budget at that time it did not mean that there might not be adjustments made to their budget at a future time.

Kelly suggested having Department Heads return if we were going to make further cuts. Kelly asked Administration if we will we be able to accomplish this and asked for their help. He feels as a courtesy to advise the Department Heads through a memo on any projected cuts that occurred when they were not here. Kelly asked the Municipal Clerk to send out this memo.

E ACCOUNTS
Kelly stated on Account #E01- 102: Permanent Part-time for the Health Department they are requesting a part-time person resulting in a change of the amount from $25,400 to $39,000.

F ACCOUNTS
Roth said under Account #01 -205: Police Administration it has been budgeted for $51,520 and has heard Chief Batelli’s explanation for this. Roth’s concern is that the Police Department has not used or come near this amount in the past years.

Calandrillo said she has asked the same question and said Chief Batelli said he has a number of applications for tuition reimbursement already. Roth said these are not

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applications and not completed and are appropriate courses that Chief Batelli has signed off on and satisfies the contract.

Calandrillo said part of the officers on board in the last few months were part of the training too.

Alderisio said you can get submissions and then someone drops out, and yet if they all go and we do not budget it, where do we get the money. Alderisio feels the money should be there.

Paton asked what the charge of a credit is. The Business Administrator said he was not sure. The Business Administrator said the budget has been going up significantly each year as a number of officers are taking advantage of this contract.

Roth feels the $51,520 is a huge increase from last year and feels $3,500 could be taken out.

Roth made a motion, seconded by Calandrillo, to reduce Account #205 from $51,520 to $48,520.

Kelly said he has some difficulty with reducing this Account to $3,500.

Richter asked if there was a way to find out, since this budget was developed, of Officers who said they were signed up for classes in the spring and did not sign up or decided not to take a course.

Kelly asked if Administration could get an answer. The Business Administrator said he did not know if he could get this information and does not feel they are required to give him that information.

Roll call vote: Alderisio, no; Calandrillo, yes; DiGiulio, no; Paton, yes; Richter, yes; Roth, yes; Kelly, no.

G ACCOUNTS
Kelly said Roth had a suggestion that the Repeater for which the Police Chief has sent a letter to the County Prosecutor to use some of the seized funds to defray a portion of this cost. A certain portion could be offset by that and the additional amount would come from someplace else. Roth said he is not sure this #Account G01 – 202: Equipment is an Operating Expense as it is a piece of Capital Equipment and suggested moving it into the Capital Budget.


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Calandrillo thought the Chief was going to apply for the full amount for the repeater. Kelly said that was the Township’s request. The Business Administrator said the Chief needed a cost estimate attached to his letter to proceed and got an actual quote for the project which was approximately $14,000.

Paton also feels that this expense should be in Capital. The Business Administrator gave an explanation on the Capital Budget. He stated for our operating budget there is a line for capital outlay and the capital improvement fund is a 5% fund used when Capital Items are bonded.

The Business Administrator suggested taking the $17,000 out of the Operating line and temporarily move it into Capital. We will continue to pursue getting a letter of approval from the Prosecutor before the Budget is introduced.

Kelly said when they get the letter it will be $14,000 not $17,000 moved into the Capital Budget. Council and Administration agreed on this.

Kelly said there were a number of changes made under Account #G02-102: Fire Department. There were adjustments to the Secretary’s Salary because the adjustment was never made from three years ago. The total is $1,200. There was an adjustment for the position of the Chief for $500.00. There was an adjustment for each Assistant Fire Chief for $500.00 for a total adjustment for $1,500 which it a total of $2,700.00 for this area. Council concurred.

H Accounts
Kelly said on Account #H02 – 219: Ambulance Corp. Co. #1 the change will be from $35,000 to $42,500, an increase of $7,500. In Account #H02 – 219; Ambulance Corp. Co. #4 the amount has been reduced from $50,000 to $42,500, a decrease of $7,500, whereby giving both companies the same final figure.

J Accounts
Kelly said on Account #J11 – 219: Miscellaneous Demolition, his recollection from the Historical Commission is that Council agreed to reduce this $15,000 for the demolition of 25 East Ramapo Avenue. The total is reduced to $45,000.

K Accounts
Roth stated he had several suggestions on the Senior Citizen Activity Budget. Roth suggested reductions in this area as the budget has increased 17 1/2% from one year ago and seems extraordinary to him. If we are cutting departments across the board he feels that their budget be increased by 13 1/2% and would generate a total cut of $5,000 in the budget. Roth proposed on Account #K02 – 204: Senior Citizen Activity to reduce it from

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$37,250 to $34,250. Roth said he is not trying to cripple this Department as they still will have a 13 ½% increase over last year.

Roth made a motion, seconded by Calandrillo, to reduce Account #K02 – 204: Professional Services from $37,250 to $34,250.

Paton asked about the salaries for all class instructors that were based on 52 weeks. He questioned if it should be 52 weeks due to holidays.

Alderisio said the salary should go by the number of hours, not weeks that the instructor puts in.

Richter asked the Business Administrator if the amount of Actuals only went to October and if it did there would be more bills to coming in. Richter said she would like to see money stay the way it is as she feels with an additional 210 seniors there will probably be added classes.

DiGiulio concurred with Richter.

Roth said he does not feel he received a proper answer from the Senior Center Director on why there is such an increase on activities.

Roll call vote: Alderisio, no; Calandrillo, no; DiGiulio, no; Paton, no; Richter, no; Roth, yes; Kelly, no. Motion fails.

Roth said on Account #K02 – 220: Entertainment he is proposing a $1,000 cut. Roth said this item went from $1,485 actual to $3,000 budgeted.

Roth made a motion, seconded by Calandrillo, to reduce the amount on Account #K02 -220 by $1,000.

Richter said the itemized budget is broken down by 6 x $400 and she feels they should be asked how many parties they had the previous year. Richter agrees with Roth.

Roll call vote: Alderisio, no; Calandrillo, yes; DiGiulio, no; Paton, yes; Richter, yes; Roth, yes; Kelly, no.

Roth said on Account #K02 – 212: Food and Beverage he is proposing a $1,000 cut. He feels cutting this by $1,000 is not going to destroy this program. The Business Administrator stated a portion of this is a bid item.



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Roth made a motion, seconded by Paton, to reduce Account #212 from $26,800 to $25,800.

Roll call vote: Alderisio, no; Calandrillo, no; DiGiulio, no; Paton, yes Richter, abstain; Roth, yes; Kelly, no. Motion fails.

L Accounts
Kelly said on Account #L20 -204: Professional Services this was reduced from $10,000 to 0.

Kelly stated on Account #L30 - #201: Materials and Supplies this was reduced from $2,200 to $200.

Kelly stated on Account #L30 -202: Equipment this went from 0 to $2,000. The net effect of these two changes is 0.

Kelly said Council had discussed if there was an item under $1,000 that they were not going to do anything. Kelly asked what the sense of Council was. Council agreed to leave the $200.00 in.

M Accounts
Kelly said Account #M01 – 102: Permanent Part-Time will be a reduction from $72,500 to $62,500.

Roth said he is proposing a $10,000 cut on Account #M01 – 218: Special Events. Roth said he does not know why, when he had specifically asked how we got by on $10,000 last year and why they are proposing $21,000 for 2006. The answer he received was the Recreation Department was not sure the same sponsors will be back again. Roth said he found this answer to be unacceptable assuming that they will have the same sponsors as 2005.

Roth made a motion, seconded by Richter, to reduce the amount of $21,705.00,
$5,000 for a total of $16,705.00.

DiGiulio stated it is just not Mahwah Day it is for all the other recreational events the Recreation Department has. Roth said he agrees but he reiterated again that the answer he received was that they got by on the money last year and they want to put money aside to protect the event.



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Richter said last year there was a major contributor that pulled out of Mahwah Day and she knows that there are a few more. Richter suggested this Account should be held and investigated to see how much was lost revenue.

Calandrillo stated that there were sponsors that pulled out she believes there are new companies in town that really want to do something. Calandrillo said she does not agree with a $10,000 cut but suggested $5,000. Roth stated he would be willing to amend his motion to $5,000.

Roth amended his previous motion, seconded by Richter, to reduce the amount of $21,705.00 for Special Events by $5,000 for a total of $16,705.00.

Alderisio said in looking at previous years the Recreation Department did spend most of the money they budgeted. Alderisio feels there are too many programs being run and the Director being new, she is probably afraid some programs can not be run and she cannot sponsor them. Alderisio said he would like to give her the benefit of the doubt this year.

Paton said he would not have a problem reducing this account to some degree. Paton asked if the Township is collecting any money for the sale of tickets for rides as far as Town revenue. Paton asked if the Rotary Club gets all the money for this. The Business Administrator said they will have to check.

Calandrillo said the Bergen Highlands charge for the rides and the money goes for Scholarships that is open to Mahwah and Ramsey students. She would not want to take the money away from children.

Paton feels the Bergen Highlands should be asked if they would consider giving some money back to the Township.

Calandrillo will follow up on Paton’s question and what share comes back to the Township and what other donations they make.

Kelly said Mayor Martel indicated that Administration would look into whether or not there is any revenue to the Township for the sale of tickets. Kelly asked if the vendor goes on the field do we charge them for a spot. Paton said he does not know what they charge for that.

Richter said since we do not know if anything is charged we do not know if we get any revenue she would like to postpone this until Council receives more information.

Roth said he will withdraw all motions pending for further information.

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Kelly stated this Account remains at the reduction of $10,000. Council will come back to this.

N Accounts
Kelly said Account #N01- 104: Seasonal will stay at $89,000. On Account #N01 – 201: Material and Supplies was reduced from $16,000 to $13,000. On Account #N01-212: Food/Pharmacy was reduced from $14,000 to $11,000.

Richter said she thought Account #104 was reduced from $89,000 to $83,000 and then brought up to $86,000 not $89,000. Kelly said there was a motion from Alderisio to put it back to $89,000.

Calandrillo said she has a notation that it is $89,000. Kelly said the motion was made on February 11, 2006 to stay at $89,000.

Central Accounts
Kelly said the Business Administrator gave a memo to Council with will gas and diesel items. The Business Administrator said he listed on his memo the final numbers for the Central Accounts with the billings booked through February 2006. For Gasoline, Diesel and Natural Gas the actual numbers they spent in 2005 were higher than the actual numbers they looked at which leads to a recommendation to increase these items to about $10,000 each. Kelly said Administration is asking for $117,000 for gasoline. The Account Business Administrator said gasoline in the Central Account is #010. The total for #010 is $111,600. The Business Administrator said the actual spent for 2005 was $111,470 and gas was cheaper then so he feels Gas, Diesel and Natural Gas should all be increased by 5%.

Roth commented that originally Administration had asked for $111,600 for Gas and now they are requesting to increase it to 5% to $117,000. The Business Administrator said yes and for Diesel from $92,000 to $103,000 and for Natural Gas from $120,000 to $138,000.

Paton asked if this is because of the recent increases. The Business Administrator stated 2005 reflects that and there has been a large gas increase.

Roth said Natural Gas has gone up 15% but on Gasoline they spent what they had and which was 4 ½% increase but with Diesel they are looking for a 12% increase. Roth questioned why this disparity. The Business Administrator said on Diesel they spent $98,000 and originally requested $92,000 so he changed this to $103,000.

Kelly restated that Gasoline would be an increase of $5,400, Diesel would be an increase of $11,000 and Natural Gas would be an increase of $18,000 for a total of $33,400.
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Calandrillo made a motion, seconded by Roth, to accept these increases. Roll call vote: Alderisio, yes; Calandrillo, yes; DiGiulio, yes; Paton, yes; Richter, yes; Roth, yes; Kelly, yes.

Kelly pointed out that on the Central Accounts there was a decrease of $34,000 so on net we have decrease $3,600 with this last motion.

P Accounts
Kelly said there is a reduction on Account #P01-219, Miscellaneous Contingency from $10,000 to $5,000.

Richter mentioned she had spoken with a number of Seniors and they agree that there does not have to have two lunches. Is there a way to take a private poll to see how many seniors really feel these two lunches are essential. In the future, could there be a system to work on for this. Kelly said the two lunches go back to when there was no other activities for them, and they may not be needed now because of all the classes.

Calandrillo stated she agrees with as the Senior Center has been experimental in the past few years. Calandrillo said if they do not want the second lunch we should ask them with an informal survey.

Paton said he has noticed that the lunches are not full capacity anymore and maybe they should have one bigger lunch for them. The Business Administrator said he has talked to the Senior Director and has discussed alternatives. He will have her do a survey and will get back to Council within the next couple of months.

R Accounts
Kelly said Account #R03 – 219: Social Security has been reduced from $475,000 to $460,000.

Paton asked in regard employees working in other Townships does it depend on their contribution for pension based on their earnings in this Township or on total earning that may be construed by the Municipal Government. The Business Administrator said pensions are being funded by this money. The pension is based on a contribution by employer and employee and is based upon their salary in the Township. This is the money that goes to the State. If employed in another Municipality it is up to that
Municipality to make additional contributions. Paton asked if it would be based on some composite earnings. The Business Administrator explained that the Formula would be the number of years in the pension system and that would be the same if they had one or two jobs and then it is based on the average of their three highest years. He explained the best example would be a Municipal Court Judge working in different Townships.
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T Accounts
Calandrillo asked on #Account T01- #215: Postage under request it is listed $4,000 and why it is Budgeted 0. The Business Administrator said it has always been 0.

Paton asked if a letter has been mailed to the Township Library. The Business Administrator said it will be mailed tomorrow and he also sent a letter to the Board of Education.

DiGiulio asked if someone could check around to other Townships to see if any Libraries pay rent. Kelly said the Municipal Clerk can make some telephone calls to check on this.

Alderisio said he thought there was a Township that did pay the Library rent but the building was leased from the Town so the Library was charged back for the lease.

Paton said that there had been discussion on a $75,000 grant for the security of the schools and asked if there was any resolution to this. The Business Administrator said that the $75,000 grant and required matching funds from the Township. His recollection was that the Police Chief was going to send a letter to the County Prosecutor to see if we could utilize these for escrow account funds for that.

Kelly said his recollection was that the schools were going to be approached to absorb the $75,000.

Water Utility Account #6-50
Kelly stated in Account #102-107: Stand-By Pay: Water Utility there was a reduction of $5,000.

In Account #102-213: Water Testing amount will stay at $33,000 and not be reduced.

In Account #212-219: Employee Life Insurance was reduced $2,000 from $5,000 to $3,000.

In Account #303-219: Miscellaneous Social Security was reduced from $85,000 to $75,000.

Sewer Department
On Account #101-113: Salary Adjustment there is a reduction of $5,000 from $10,000 to $5,000.

On Account #102-105: Overtime there is a reduction of $5,000 from $29,000 to $24,000.


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On Account #103-219: Auditing/Engineering/Legal there is a $20,000 reduction from $120,000 to $100,000.

On Account #210-219: Miscellaneous there is a reduction of $3,000 from $25,000 to $22,000.

Richter made a motion, seconded by Calandrillo, on Account #104-203: Repairs and Maintenance to reduce this from $10,000 to $6,000.

Roll Call Vote: Alderisio, yes; Calandrillo, yes; DiGiulio, yes; Paton, yes; Richter, yes; Roth, yes; Kelly, yes.

Kelly said Council must address the next meeting date as there will be no Budget Meeting on Saturday, February 25, 2006. There will be Budget Meetings on Wednesday, March, 1, March 8 and March 15, 2006 at 7:30 PM.

Paton asked if the two meetings will be the wrap up for the Budget. Kelly said he would hope so.

Capital Budget
Kelly said there were some questions on this portion of the budget. Richter asked about the Pumper and was it raised by $50,000. Kelly said that it was and is now $550,000 and is going to Fire Company #1.

The Business Administrator stated on Capital item, Mahwah Honda/ Franklin Turnpike Drainage under Department of Public Works, Building and Grounds Administration put a number in of $85,000 but has since received a letter from Boswell Engineering and the number changes to $150,000. This is an additional $65,000. The Business Administrator will give copies of the letter to Council to read and can be discussed at the next Work Session Meeting.

On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Roth, the meeting was adjourned at 11:05PM. All in favor. Motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,



Kathrine G. Coletta, RMC/CMC
Municipal Clerk




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