Walpack Township
9 Main Street
Walpack Center, NJ 07881
Phone and Fax: 973-948-6861
Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Direct Mail to: 16 Old Mine Road, Walpack NJ 07881

Walpack Township Committee Meeting Minutes:

The Walpack Township Reorganization
January 7, 2014



The reorganization meeting of the Walpack Township Committee was called to order at 7 p.m. by the clerk who stated this meeting was being held in compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act having been duly advertised. The clerk then called the roll.

Present were: Victor Maglio, Janina Wycalek

The clerk read the Statement of Determination from the Office of the County Clerk, which stated Janina Wycalek was elected to office. The clerk then administered the Oath of Office to Janina Wycalek. All congratulated her.

The clerk asked for nominations for Mayor. Committeewoman Wycalek nominated Victor Maglio. Committeeman Maglio accepted the nomination. R-01-14 was approved by the following roll call vote: Ayes: Maglio, Wycalek Absent: Heigis Abstain: 0 The clerk administered the Oath of Office to Mayor Maglio. All congratulated him.


Walpack Township Resolution
01-14


BE IT RESOLVED
by the Township Committee of the Township of Walpack, County of Sussex, State of New Jersey, that Victor J. Maglio be appointed Mayor of the Township of Walpack, for the year, 2014.


T
he clerk then turned the meeting over to Mayor Maglio.

Mayor Maglio nominated Janina Wycalek for Deputy Mayor. Committeewoman Wycalek accepted the nomination. R-02-14 was approved by the following roll call vote: Ayes: Maglio, Wycalek Nays: 0 Absent: Heigis Abstain: 0 The clerk administered the Oath of Office. All congratulated her.
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Walpack Township Resolution
02-14



BE IT RESOLVED
by the Township Committee of the Township of Walpack, County of Sussex, State of New Jersey, that Janina Wycalek be appointed Deputy Mayor of the Township of Walpack, for the year, 2014.

R-03-14 a resolution adopting 26.25% of the 2013 budget for the year was read by Mayor Maglio. Committeewoman Wycalek made a motion to approve the resolution seconded by Mayor Maglio. A roll call vote followed: Ayes: Maglio, Wycalek Nays: 0 Absent: Heigis Abstain: 0

 

RESOLUTION

Approving Temporary Budget for 2014

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WHEREAS, N.J.S.A. 40A:4-1 et seq. deals with state regulation of local budget matters and these regulations require a temporary budget be adopted covering the first quarter of the fiscal year, and

WHEREAS, t
he total appropriations exclusive of capital improvements, debt service, deferred charges, transferred to Board of Education, and reserve for uncollected taxes amounted to $86,000 in the 2013 municipal budget,

NOW, THERFORE, BE IT RESOLVED,
by the governing body of the Township of Walpack, County of Sussex, State of New Jersey, that the 2014 temporary budget be adopted in the amount of $7,225 per month until such time as the 2014 budget is finally adopted.

 

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CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify the foregoing to be a true and correct copy of a resolution duly adopted by the Mayor and Committee of the Township of Walpack, New Jersey, at a meeting held on January 7, 2014. 

 

 


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Betsy M. Cuneo
Municipal Clerk

 

R-04-14 a resolution appointing professionals was read by Mayor Maglio. Mayor Maglio made a motion to approve the resolution seconded by Committeewoman Wycalek. A roll call vote followed: Ayes: Maglio, Wycalek Nays: 0 Abstain: 0 Absent: Heigis

 

Walpack Township Resolution
R-04-14



WHEREAS, N.J.S.A. 40A:11-5, of the Local Contract Law, permits governing bodies to contract for certain professional services without competitive bidding; and

WHEREAS, the Township of Walpack has need of said professional services;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED,
by the Township Committee of the Township of Walpack, County of Sussex, State of New Jersey, that the following appointments be made for the year 2014:

Township Attorney  Michael Garofalo of Laddey, Clark, & Ryan 
Township Auditor  Thomas Ferry of Ferraioli, Wielkotz, Cerullo & Cuva
Township Insurance Agency:  Morville Agency
Township Engineer:  Jack O’Krepky
Official Newspapers: The New Jersey Herald & The New Jersey Sunday Herald
Official Depositories: The First Hope Bank, Lakeland Bank, Sussex Bank
Official Meeting Dates:  Last Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the 
Municipal Building, Walpack Center, New Jersey


NOTICE


TAKE NOTICE that the foregoing resolution was adopted by the Walpack Township Committee at meeting of same, held on January 7, 2014, at the Municipal Building, Walpack Center, New Jersey.


BETSY M. CUNEO

Municipal Clerk

R-05-14 a resolution permitting professional services without competitive bidding was read by Mayor Maglio. Committeewoman Wycalek made a motion to approve the resolution seconded by Mayor Maglio. A roll call vote followed: Ayes: Maglio, Wycalek Nays: 0 Abstain: 0 Absent: Heigis

Walpack Township

R-05-14


A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE AWARD OF A NON-FAIR AND OPEN CONTRACT


WHEREAS, the Township of Walpack has a need to acquire a company to perform the following services:

Attorney: Michael Garofalo of Laddey, Clark, & Ryan 
Auditor:  Thomas Ferry of Ferraioli, Wielkotz, Cerullo & Cuva
Engineer:  KSM Engineering Jack O’Krepky
Insurance:  Morville Agency

 

WHEREAS, the anticipated term of these contracts are one year and may be extended as approved by the Walpack Township Committee; and

WHEREAS, the companies listed above have submitted a Business Entity Disclosure Certification which certifies that none of the companies listed above have made any reportable contributions to a political or candidate committee in the Township of Walpack in the previous one year, and that the contract will prohibit the companies from making any reportable contributions through the term of the contract; and

WHEREAS, a Certificate of Availability of Funds has been provided in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:30-5.4.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Walpack Township Committee of the Township of Walpack authorizes the Mayor to enter into a contract with Laddey, Clark & Ryan, Morville Agency, KSM Engineering, and Ferraioli, Wielkotz, Cerrullo, & Cuva; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Business Disclosure Entity Certification and the Determination of Value be placed on file with this resolution.

CERTIFICATION



I hereby certify that the foregoing resolution is a true and exact copy of the resolution adopted by the Walpack Township Committee held on 
January 7, 2014.


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Betsy M. Cuneo
Municipal Clerk

 

R-06-14 a resolution for the tax assessor and attorney to defend any claims before the taxation board was read by Mayor Maglio. Mayor Maglio made a motion to approve the resolution seconded by Committeewoman Wycalek. A roll call vote followed: Ayes: Maglio, Wycalek Nays: 0 Absent: Heigis Abstain: 0

 

Walpack Township Resolution
R-06-14


BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township of Walpack, that the Municipal Tax Assessor and the Municipal Attorney be and they are hereby authorized to defend before the Sussex County Board of Taxation and Tax Court of the State of New Jersey, all contested appeals and to initiate municipal appeals to correct the assessments of the Walpack Township Tax List, including, but not limited to, rollback complaints, added and omitted assessment complaints, and such other appeals as are necessary to correct assessments for the Township of Walpack; and


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED
that the Municipal Assessor and Municipal Attorney be and are hereby designated as the agents of the Township of Walpack for the purpose of signing settlements of the foregoing matters by stipulation.

CERTIFICATION


I hereby certify that the foregoing resolution is a true and exact copy of the resolution adopted by the Walpack Township Committee held on 
January 7, 2014.

 


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Betsy M. Cuneo
Municipal Clerk

 

R-07-14 a resolution stating yearly appointments was read by Mayor Maglio. Committeewoman Wycalek made a motion to approve the resolution seconded by Mayor Maglio. A roll call vote followed: Ayes: Maglio, Wycalek Nays: 0 Abstain: 0 Absent: Heigis

Walpack Township Resolution
R-07-14


BE IT RESOLVED, that the following appointments be made for the year 2014:

 

Township Attorney  Michael Garofalo
Township Auditor  Thomas Ferry
Municipal Clerk  Betsy Cuneo
Deputy Municipal Clerk  Maria E. Maglio
Tax Collector  Terry Beshada
Tax Assessor  Maureen Kaman
Chief Finance Officer  Michelle LaStarza
Treasurer  Michelle LaStarza
Registrar  Amanda Lobban
Deputy Registrar  Betsy Pinzone
Construction Official  Greg Chontow
Plumbing Inspector  William O’Connor
Fire Sub-code Official  William Flammer
Electrical Inspector  Greg Chontow
Search Officer for Municipal Improvements  Betsy Cuneo
Licensing Official  Betsy Cuneo
Recycling Collection Officer  James Heigis
Emergency Management Coordinator  Mike Fernald
Deputy EMC  Victor Maglio
NIMS Officer  Mike Fernald
Township Historian  Janina Wycalek 

 

R-08-14 a resolution to participate in the joint insurance fund was read by Mayor Maglio. Committeewoman Wycalek made a motion to approve the resolution seconded by Mayor Maglio. A roll call vote followed: Ayes: Maglio, Wycalek Nays: 0 Abstain: 0 Absent: Heigis 

Walpack Township Resolution
R-08-14


WHEREAS, an act concerning Joint Insurance Funds for local units of government, Chapter 372, P.L. 1983 enable local units of government to cooperate with each other to make the most efficient use of their powers and resources on a basis of mutual advantage in the areas of insurance and self insurance, and related services; and

WHEREAS, the Township of Walpack desires to secure protection services and saving relating to insurance for itself, and its employees; and

WHEREAS, the Township of Walpack finds that the best and most efficient way of securing this protection and these services is by cooperation with the other New Jersey municipalities and/or County governments; and

WHEREAS, the North Jersey Municipal Insurance Pool and its by-laws provide a basis for securing this protection for member units of government;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Township of Walpack join with other member units of government in organizing and retaining membership in the North Jersey Insurance Pool, effective immediately.
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Certification

I hereby certify that the foregoing resolution is a true and exact copy of the resolution adopted by the Walpack Township Committee held on 
January 7, 2014
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Betsy M. Cuneo
Municipal Clerk

 

R-09-14 a resolution to fix the rate for delinquent taxes was read by Mayor Maglio. Committeewoman Wycalek made a motion to approve the resolution seconded by Mayor Maglio. A roll call vote followed: Ayes: Maglio, Wycalek, Nays: 0 Abstain: 0 Absent: Heigis

Walpack Township Resolution
R-09-14
A RESOLUTION TO FIX THE RATE OF INTEREST FOR DELINQUENT TAXES


WHEREAS, New Jersey statutes provide the method for authorizing interest and the maximum rate to be charged for non-payment of taxes or assessments on, or before, the date when they would become delinquent.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township of Walpack, County of Sussex, State of New Jersey, that the rate of interest charges on delinquent taxes for the year, 2014, shall be as follows:

On all delinquents to, and including December 31, 2013, at the rate or rates heretofore governing, and on all delinquents on and after January 1, 2014 at the rate of 8% per annum for and upon the first $1,500 of the delinquency, and at the rate of 18% per annum for and upon any amount of the delinquency in excess of $1,500; and that grace period of 10 days will be allowed on taxes due February 1, May 1 August 1, and November 1. If taxes are not paid by the 10th, interest shall be charged from due date. In any case where a taxpayer with a delinquency in excess of $10,000 fails to pay that delinquency prior to the end of the calendar year, a penalty in the amount of 6% of the amount of the delinquency shall be charged, in addition to the interest hereinabove provided.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the collector of the Township of Walpack is hereby directed, to collect interest on all taxes accordingly.

Certification

I hereby certify that the foregoing resolution is a true and exact copy of the resolution adopted by the Walpack Township Committee held on 
January 7, 2014
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Betsy M. Cuneo
Municipal Clerk

 

R-10-14 a resolution for the annual tax sale was read by Mayor Maglio. Mayor Maglio made a motion to approve the resolution seconded by Committeewoman Wycalek. A roll call followed: Ayes: Maglio, Wycalek Nays: 0 Abstain: 0 Absent: Heigis

 

Walpack Township Resolution
R-10-14


BE IT RESOLVED 
that the Collector of Taxes for the Township of Walpack is hereby authorized to conduct the annual sale of delinquent taxes for the calendar year, 2013.

Certification

I hereby certify that the foregoing resolution is a true and exact copy of the resolution adopted by the Walpack Township Committee held on 
January 7, 2014
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________________________________
Betsy M. Cuneo
Municipal Clerk

 

There being no further business, Committeewoman Wycalek made a motion to adjourn seconded by Mayor Maglio. The meeting was adjourned at 7:15 p.m.

 

 

 

Respectfully submitted,



Betsy M. Cuneo
Municipal Clerk

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