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Walpack Center, NJ 07881
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Walpack Township Committee Meeting Minutes:
September 30, 2014
Mayor Maglio called the meeting of the Walpack Township Committee to order at 7 p.m. stating this meeting was being held in compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act having been duly advertised.
Present: Committeeman Heigis, Committeewoman Wycalek, and Mayor Maglio
Also in attendance: Michelle LaStarza
Committeeman Heigis made a motion to approve the minutes of August 26, 2014 seconded by Committeewoman Wycalek and unanimously carried.
Michelle LaStarza presented the treasurer’s report and bill list for approval. Committeewoman Wycalek made a motion to approve the bills to be paid seconded by Committeeman Heigis and unanimously carried. The following bills were approved for payment:
Check Register - (0110101001000) Cash Checking - Sussex Bank
|Date||Check #||Paid to||Amount|
|9/30/2014||2576||Ferraioli Wielkotz, Cerullo & Cuva||11,180.00|
|9/30/2014||2578||New Jersey Herald||48.90|
Michelle LaStarza stated there is no additional information available regarding the IRS.
Mayor Maglio informed the committee the existence and current status / applicability of Township ordinances need to be reviewed and codified by this Committee at some point in the
near future. Mayor Maglio has been in communication with our Township Attorney for assistance in this regard.
Mayor Maglio confirmed by consensus that there were no objections to Mr. Greg Rosenkrans using his farm for the scheduled October 4th concert.
Mayor Maglio presented a revised shared service agreement for 911 Services with the County of Sussex. Committeewoman Wycalek made a motion to approve enter into a
Shared Service Agreement with the County of Sussex for 911 Dispatching Agreement, seconded by Committeeman Heigis and unanimously carried.
Michelle LaStarza reviewed the 2013 report of audit with the Committee. Committeewoman Wycalek made a motion to accept the 2013 Audit and sign the Audit Group Affidavit, seconded by Committeeman Heigis and unanimously carried.
TOWNSHIP OF WALPACK RESOLUTION
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE TAX COLLECTOR TO EXTEND THE GRACE PERIOD ON LATE THIRD QUARTER TAX PAYMENTS
DUE TO THE DELAY IN SENDING OUT THE TAX BILLS
WHEREAS, N.J.S.A. 40A:5-4 requires the governing body of every local unit to have made an annual audit of its books, accounts and financial transactions, and
WHEREAS, The Annual; Report of Audit for the year 2013 has been filed by a Registered Municipal Accountant with the Municipal Clerk as per the requirements of N.J.S.A. 40A:5-6,
and a copy has been received by each member of the governing body, and
WHEREAS, the Local Finance Board of the State of New Jersey is authorized to prescribe reports pertaining to local fiscal affairs, as per R.S. 52:27BB-34, and
WHEREAS, The Local Finance Board has promulgated a regulation requiring that the governing body of each municipality shall by resolution certify to the Local Finance Board of the
State of New Jersey that all members of the governing body have reviewed, as a minimum, the sections of the annual audit entitled:
WHEREAS, the members of the governing body have personally reviewed as a minimum the Annual Report of Audit, and specifically the sections of the Annual Audit entitled:
as evidenced by the group affidavit form of the governing body, and
WHEREAS, Such resolution of certification shall be adopted by the Governing Body no later than forty-five days after the receipt of the annual audit, as per the regulations of the
Local Finance Board, and
WHEREAS, All members of the governing body have received and have familiarized themselves with, at least, the minimum requirements of the Local Finance Board of the State of
New Jersey, as stated aforesaid and have subscribed to the affidavit, as provided by the Local Finance Board, and
WHEREAS, Failure to comply with the promulgations of the Local Finance Board of the State of New Jersey may subject the members of the local governing body to the penalty
provisions of R.S. 52:27BB-52 to wit:
|R.S. 52:27BB-52, “A local officer or member of a local governing body who, after a date fixed for compliance
fails or refuses to obey an order of the director (Director of Local Government Services), under the provisions
of this Article shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, may be fined not more than one thousand
dollars ($1,000.00) or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both, in addition shall forfeit his office”.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Township Committee of the Township of Walpack, hereby states that it has complied with the promulgation of Local Finance Board of the State of New Jersey dated July 30, 1968 and does hereby submit a certified copy of this resolution and the required affidavit to said Board to show evidence of said compliance.
CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify the foregoing to be a true and correct copy of a resolution duly adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Walpack, in the County of Sussex, New Jersey, at a meeting held on September 30, 2014.
Betsy Cuneo, RMC
Michelle LaStarza reviewed the 2013 best practices report with the Committee which results in no loss of State Aid. The report will be forwarded to the state.
Committeeman Heigis made a motion to present a Citizenship Plaque to Beti Rosenkrans in congratulations of her accomplishment of successfully becoming a Citizen of the United States of America, seconded by Committeewoman Wycalek and unanimously carried.
WHEREAS, Citizenship in the United States of America is recognized as a precious possession both within our Country and around the world, and
WHEREAS, Citizenship in the United States of America entails certain defined duties and responsibilities in addition to affording prized rights and privileges, and
WHEREAS, the decision to seek Citizenship in a Country other than that of one’s birth and family heritage is often a difficult one with multiple and varied implications, and
WHEREAS, pursuing the pathway to Citizenship in the United States of America according to the laws by which our Country is governed is, by nature, a difficult and time-consuming process requiring both patience and resolve, which are highly commendable and worthy of recognition,
NOW, THEREFORE, this governing body of Walpack Township does hereby extend its congratulations and formal “Welcome” to Beti Rosenkrans on her successful completion of this process, being now officially recognized as a Citizen of the United States of America, with all the rights, privileges, duties and responsibilities attending thereto.
CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify the foregoing resolution to be a true and correct copy of a resolution approved by the Mayor and Committee of the Township of Walpack, New Jersey, at a meeting held September 30, 2014.
Betsy Cuneo, RMC
Victor J. Maglio
Mayor Maglio informed the Committee that Municipal Clerk Betsy Cuneo is presently gathering information to assist the Committed in selecting a replacement for Maureen Kaman, Tax Assessor, upon her January 1, 2015 retirement.
Committeman Heigis will be bringing previously collected information regarding the tank removal project in Walpack Township to the October Township Committee Meeting for review and discussion.
There being no further comment and no further business to discuss, Committeewoman Wycalek made a motion to adjourn seconded by Committeeman Heigis. The meeting was adjourned at 7:40 p.m.
Betsy M. Cuneo