Minutes: October 22, 2015

Call to Order

The regular meeting of the Vernon Township Municipal Utilities Authority (VTMUA) of the Township of Vernon was convened at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 22, 2015 in the Vernon Municipal Center, 21 Church Street, Vernon, New Jersey.

Statement of Compliance

Adequate notice of this meeting had been provided to the public and the press on January 15, 2015 and was posted on the bulletin board in the municipal building in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A. 10:4-6.

Roll Call

Thomas BuchneyP
Gloria GalloP
James KensekP
Edward SnookP
Vincent ZinnoP

Roll Call of Professionals

Attorney Richard Wenner and Executive Director John Scerbo were present. Engineer Ceren Aralp and Auditor Charles Ferraioli called in and said they were unable to attend.

1. Open Meeting for Public Comment

Motion to open the meeting to the public was made by Edward Snook.
Seconded by Thomas Buchney
All were in favor.
The meeting was opened to the public. No one came forward.

2. Close the Meeting for Public Comment

Motion to close the meeting to the public was made by Gloria Gallo.
Seconded by Edward Snook
All were in favor.
The public portion of the meeting was closed.

3. Consent Agenda

Resolution 15-46: Authorizing the Payment of Bills for October 2015

Motion to approve the bills was made by James Kensek.
Seconded by Gloria Gallo

Further Discussion: None

Roll Call Vote:
Ayes: Thomas Buchney, Gloria Gallo, James Kensek, Edward Snook, and Vincent Zinno
Nays: None

4. Approval of Minutes

September 17, 2015 Regular Meeting

Motion to approve the September 17, 2015 regular meeting minutes was made by Edward Snook.
Seconded by Thomas Buchney

Further Discussion: None

Roll Call Vote:
Ayes: Thomas Buchney, Edward Snook, and Vincent Zinno
Nays: None
Abstentions: Gloria Gallo and James Kensek

5. Correspondence

None

6. Other Resolutions

A. Resolution 15-47: Correcting an Interest Calculation in the Hardship Payment Plan for Block 142 Lot 8 Fiacca Associates

The November 7, 2014 resolution calculating the interest to be paid by the applicant was calculated incorrectly. The interest stated was incorrect. The interest is $139.95, resulting in each annual payment being $2,005.95.

Motion to approve the resolution was made by Gloria Gallo.
Seconded by Edward Snook

Further Discussion: None

Roll Call Vote:
Ayes: Thomas Buchney, Gloria Gallo, James Kensek, Edward Snook, and Vincent Zinno
Nays: None

7. Attorney’s Report

No report

8. Auditor’s Report

No report

9. Engineer’s Report

A. Review of New Applications

None

B. Old Business

None

10. Executive Director’s Report

Executive Director John Scerbo reported that a new edition of the VTMUA newsletter has been published and mailed out. On the back of the newsletter is a survey that asks sewer users if they prefer to be billed electronically by email. Electronic payments submitted by credit card would be subject to a small fee.

11. Commissioner Comments

Commissioner James Kensek asked if an alternate member would be appointed to the VTMUA to fill an unexpired term. There are two alternate seats available on the VTMUA.

12. Chairman Comments

None

Adjournment

Motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Gloria Gallo.
Seconded by James Kensek
All were in favor.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:09 p.m.

The next meeting of the VTMUA will be on November 12, 2015 at 7 p.m.

Transcribed and submitted by Jessica Paladini
Vernon Township MUA Secretary