TOWNSHIP OF COLTS NECK
ANNUAL RE-ORGANIZATION MEETING
JANUARY 5, 1999
TOWN HALL




The annual Re-Organization Meeting of the Colts Neck Township Committee was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Mayor Goodwin, followed by a salute to the flag. The following statement was read by Township Clerk Bowden: "The notice requirements of the New Jersey Public Meetings Law have been satisfied by forwarding a "News Release" to the Asbury Park Press on December 14th, 1998 stating that the Re-Organization Meeting of the Colts Neck Township Committee would be held on January 5th, 1999 at 7:00 p.m., Courthouse, 124 Cedar Drive, Colts Neck. The notice requirements have been posted on the Township Bulletin Board and a copy is on file in the office of the Township Clerk".

Roll call by Mr. Bowden indicated:

Present: Deputy Mayor Burry, Committeemebers Southcott, Yodakis and Mayor Goodwin.

Absent: Committeewoman Scotti.

Also Present: John O. Bennett, III, Esq., and Mrs. Aime Sweeney

Mayor Goodwin welcomed everyone to the meeting.

1. Newly elected Committeeman Albert Yodakis, Jr. was sworn in by John O. Bennett, III, with his wife holding the Bible. Congratulations were offered by everyone.

Mr. Yodakis shook his family members hands and thanked all citizens for electing him for a third term.

2. Mr. Southcott said it was a pleasure to nominate Mrs. Lillian Burry for Mayor for 1999, seconded by Mr. Yodakis who also closed the nominations, seconded by Mr. Southcott, and unanimously carried.

Roll call indicated:

Approve: Committeemembers: Goodwin, Southcott, Yodakis, and Mayor Burry.

Oppose: None.

3. Mrs. Burry was sworn in as Mayor of 1999 by John O. Bennett III, with her husband holding the Bible.

4. Former Mayor Goodwin presented the gavel to Mayor Burry. Mayor Burry thanked Mr. Goodwin and said that his shoes are going to be hard to fill in 1999. Mayor Burry also thanked her husband, Don for being her biggest supporter.

Mayor Burry extended words of acceptance and gratitude to those who have been so supportive. She said that her private and public credo has always been guided by the words of Edmund Burke, "All that is needed for a Democracy to fail is for enough good people to do nothing". Mayor Burry said that she has always been a proactive individual and made the following pledges:

- "a commitment to preserve and maintain the Colts Neck we all believe in".
- "to support our Farmland, Open Space and Historic Preservation programs".
- "to support our schools in every way we can".
- "to support volunteer services, i.e.: Fire and First Aid Departments".

- "to support our Police and Public Works Departments".
- "to protect our Planning and Zoning Regulations".
- "to be sensitive to the needs of all our citizens, seniors and youngsters alike".
- "and lastly to help my fellow Township Committee people to keep Colts Neck as Freeholder Narazanick has often referred to us as - The Jewel of Monmouth County".

Mayor Burry on the lighter side, mentioned that earlier in the day she was given a teddy bear and was told to take very good care of it because at the end of the year, it will be the only thing that will listen to her.

5. Committeeman Yodakis nominated Michael Southcott for Deputy Mayor, seconded by Committeeman Goodwin, also closing the nominations and unanimously carried.

Roll call indicated:

Approve: Committeemembers Goodwin, Yodakis, and Mayor Burry.

Oppose: None

Mr. Southcott was declared Deputy Mayor of 1999 by Mayor Burry.

6. Deputy Mayor Southcott was sworn in by John O. Bennett III, with his wife holding the Bible. Congratulations were offered by everyone.

7. Mayor Burry announced that she invited Freeholder Narozanick to provide some remarks for the evening.

Freeholder Narozanick said that Government is a trust. Trustees and Government are created for the benefit of the people and Colts Neck certainly has this form of Government.

Mr. Narozanick congratulated former Mayor Goodwin for a good year in 1998. Mr. Narozanick also congratulated and welcomed the new Mayor, Lillian Burry, the new Deputy Mayor, Michael Southcott, and Al Yodakis.

Mr. Narozanick said that few Townships have the good quality of life that Colts Neck provides and he knows that Lillian Burry will provide support to new ideas and preserve Colts Neck's heritage. He also said that Lillian will guide the Township along the road to progress with her creativity, hard work and dedication. Colts Neck is in good hands with Mayor Burry. In closing, Freeholder Narozanick said that he will pledge his assistance in any way he can.

8. Mayor Burry announced the Township Committee liaison assignments for 1999 as follows:

Mayor Burry- Long Range Planning, Police, Planning Board, Regional & Local Boards of Education, Litigation Steering Committee, Farmland and Open Space Committee, Historic Preservation Committee, Community Development, Environmental Committee, County Government, The Grande.

Deputy Mayor Southcott- Finance, Public Works, Executive Fire Council, The Grande, Long Range Planning, Drug & Alcohol Alliance, Website, GIS Program, Planning Board, Regional & Local Boards of Education.

Committeewoman Scotti- Cable Television Renewal Affordable Housing, Unsafe Structures, Recycling, Litigation Steering Committee, Greenways.

Committeeman Goodwin- Long Range Planning, Senior Citizens, Y2K, Shared Services, Earle Naval Base, Recreation Committee, Sports Foundation, Community Development Improvement of Commercial District, Shade Tree Commission, First Aid Squad.

Committeeman Yodakis- Board of Health, Police, Public Utilities, Finance, Buildings & Grounds, Student Government Day.

9. Resolution 1999-1 was read by Mayor Burry appointing Class III Planning Board Member (Township Committee Representative) Mike Southcott. No comments were made by Committee members. Mr. Goodwin made a motion to approve this Resolution, seconded by Mr. Yodakis and unanimously carried.

Roll call indicated:

Approve: Deputy Mayor Southcott, Committeemembers Goodwin, Yodakis and Mayor Burry.

Oppose: None.

10. Mayor Burry made the following appointments:

Planning Board

Class I - Mayor Burry (Term Expires 12/31/99)
Class II - Kevin Sauter (Term Expires 12/31/99)
Class IV - Al Donado (Term Expires 12/31/02)
Class IV - Robert Zander (Term Expires 12/31/02)
Judith Erhardt - Alternate #2 (Term Expires 12/31/00)

All members of the Planning Board present were sworn in by John O. Bennett III, with John O. Bennett III holding the Bible.

Board of Adjustment

Leon Buteau (Term Expires 12/31/02)
Christina McGarry (Term Expires 12/31/02)
Scott Eskwitt - Alternate #1 (Term Expires 12/31/99)
James Mitchell - Alternate #2 (Term Expires 12/31/00)

All members of the Board of Adjustment present were sworn in by John O. Bennett III, with John O. Bennett III holding the Bible.

Environmental Commission

Thomas Hennessy (Chairperson) (Term Expires 12/31/01)
Frank Fitzpatrick (Term Expires 12/31/01)

All members of the Environmental Commission present were sworn in by John O. Bennett III, with John O. Bennett III holding the Bible.

Shade Tree Commission

Henry Hammond (Term Expires 12/31/03)
Mary Parker (Term Expires 12/31/03)
Harold Kilbride (Term Expires 12/31/03)

All members of the Shade Tree Commission present were sworn in by John O. Bennett III, with John O. Bennett III holding the Bible.

11. Resolution 1999-2 was read by Mayor Burry appointing the Professionals for 1999. They are as follows:

Attorney - John O. Bennett, III, Esq.
Prosecutor - John O. Bennett, III, Esq.
Engineer - Glenn Gerken, P.E.
Auditor - Robert Allison
Planner - Affordable Housing Stanley Slachetka, P.P.
Planner - Farmland/Open Space Andrew L. Strauss, P.P.
Public Defender Kelly Erhardt, Esq.

12. Resolution 1999-3 was read by Mayor Burry authorizing the award of a Contract to McLaughlin, Bennett, Gelson & Cramer, Attorneys at Law, for professional services in connection with the financing of Capital Improvements in accordance with the attached Agreement (Contract can be awarded without competitive bidding pursuant to the Local Public Contracts Law, NJSA 40A:11-1 ET SEQ.), Mr. Yodakis made a motion to approve this Resolution, seconded by Mr. Southcott and unanimously carried.

Roll call indicated:

Approve: Deputy Mayor Southcott, Committeemembers Goodwin, Yodakis and Mayor Burry.

Oppose: None.

13. Resolution 1999-4 was read by Mayor Burry authorizing interlocal agreement with Wall Township (Code Enforcement Officer). Mr. Yodakis made a motion to approve this Resolution, seconded by Mr. Goodwin and unanimously carried.

Roll call indicated:

Approve: Deputy Mayor Southcott, Committeemembers Goodwin, Yodakis and Mayor Burry.

Oppose: None.

14. Resolution 1999-5 was read by Mayor Burry authorizing interlocal agreement with County of Monmouth for MOD IV Tax System. Mr. Southcott made a motion to approve this Resolution, seconded by Mr. Goodwin and unanimously carried.

Roll call indicated:

Approve: Deputy Mayor Southcott, Committeemembers Goodwin, Yodakis and Mayor Burry.

Oppose: None.

15. Resolution 1999-6 was read by Mayor Burry appointing Bruce Bennett and Carmine Spinella to the Recreation Advisory Committee in which both terms expire 12/31/01. All members of the Recreation Advisory Committee present were sworn in by John O. Bennett III, with John O. Bennett III holding the Bible. Mr. Goodwin made a motion to approve this Resolution, seconded by Mr. Southcott and unanimously carried.

Roll call indicated:

Approve: Deputy Mayor Southcott, Committeemembers Goodwin, Yodakis and Mayor Burry.

Oppose: None.

16. Resolution 1999-7 was read by Mayor Burry appointing Mr. Frank Baker as Chairman of the Recreation Advisory Committee. Mr. Baker was not present to be sworn in. Mr. Goodwin made a motion to approve this Resolution, seconded by Mr. Southcott and unanimously carried.

Roll call indicated:

Approve: Deputy Mayor Southcott, Committeemembers Goodwin, Yodakis and Mayor Burry.

Oppose: None.

17. Resolution 1999-8 was read by Mayor Burry appointing Mr. Larry Harris, Mrs. Susan Schatzle, and Elizabeth Iocono to the Board of Health with terms to expire on 12/31/02. All members of the Board of Health present were sworn in by John O. Bennett who also held the Bible. Mr. Yodakis made a motion to approve this Resolution, seconded by Mr. Southcott and unanimously carried.

Roll call indicated:

Approve: Deputy Mayor Southcott, Committeemembers Goodwin, Yodakis and Mayor Burry.

Oppose: None.

18. Resolution 1999-9 was read by Mayor Burry appointing Pat Polgar, Kim Rothberg, and John Jacoby to the Farmland and Open Space Committee present with terms to expire on 12/31/01. All members were sworn in by John O Bennett, who also held the Bible. Mr. Southcott made a motion to approve this Resolution, seconded by Mr. Goodwin, and unanimously carried.

Roll call indicated:

Approve: Deputy Mayor Southcott, Committeemembers Goodwin, Yodakis and Mayor Burry.

Oppose: None.

19. Resolution 1999-10 was read by Mayor Burry designating municipal depositories as follows:

- The Bank of New York, NA
- Commerce Bank
- Community Bank
- Community Bank of New Jersey
- Dean Witter Trust Co.
- First Union National Bank
- Fleet Bank
- PNC Bank
- Smith Barney
- Summit Bank
- Tinton Falls State Bank

Mr. Southcott made a motion to approve this Resolution, seconded by Mr. Yodakis and unanimously carried.

Roll call indicated:

Approve: Deputy Mayor Southcott, Committeemembers Goodwin, Yodakis and Mayor Burry.

Oppose: None.

20. Resolution 1999-11 was read by Mayor Burry adopting 1999 temporary budget. Mr. Yodakis made a motion to approve this Resolution, seconded by Mr. Southcott and unanimously carried.

Roll call indicated:

Approve: Deputy Mayor Southcott, Committeemembers Goodwin, Yodakis and Mayor Burry.

Oppose: None.

21. Resolution 1999-12 was read by Mayor Burry authorizing cancellation of miscellaneous charges and outstanding checks. Mr. Goodwin made a motion to approve this Resolution, seconded by Mr. Yodakis an unanimously carried.

Roll call indicated:

Approve: Deputy Mayor Southcott, Committeemembers Goodwin, Yodakis and Mayor Burry.

Oppose: None.

22. Resolution 1999-13 was read by Mayor Burry setting fees, penalties and interest for 1999. Mr. Goodwin made a motion to approve this Resolution, seconded by Mr. Southcott and unanimously carried.

Roll call indicated:

Approve: Deputy Mayor Southcott, Committeemembers Goodwin, Yodakis and Mayor Burry.

Oppose: None.

23. Resolution 1999-14 was read by Mayor Burry appointing Chief Sauter as the Emergency Management Coordinator. Mr. Yodakis made a motion to approve this Resolution, seconded by Mr. Southcott and unanimously carried.

Roll call indicated:

Approve: Deputy Mayor Southcott, Committeemembers Goodwin, Yodakis and Mayor Burry.

Oppose: None.

24. Resolution 1999-15 was read by Mayor Burry appointing Mr. Bowden as the Community Development Representative. Mr. Southcott made a motion to approve this Resolution, seconded by Mr. Yodakis and unanimously carried.

Roll call indicated:

Approve: Deputy Mayor Southcott, Committeemembers Goodwin, Yodakis and Mayor Burry.

Oppose: None.

25. Resolution 1999-16 was read by Mayor Burry appointing Mr. Bowden as the Public Agency Affirmative Action Compliance Officer. Mr. Goodwin made a motion to approve this Resolution, seconded by Mr. Yodakis and unanimously carried.

Roll call indicated:

Approve: Deputy Mayor Southcott, Committeemembers Goodwin, Yodakis and Mayor Burry.

Oppose: None.

26. Resolution 1999-17 was read by Mayor Burry appointing Mr. Bowden as the Mercer County Joint Insurance Fund Commissioner. Mr. Southcott made a motion to approve this Resolution, seconded by Mr. Goodwin and unanimously carried.

Roll call indicated:

Approve: Deputy Mayor Southcott, Committeemembers Goodwin, Yodakis and Mayor Burry.

Oppose: None.

27. Resolution 1999-18 was read by Mayor Burry designating the official newspaper - The Asbury Park Press. Mr. Southcott made a motion to approve this Resolution, seconded by Mr. Goodwin.

Roll call indicated:

Approve: Deputy Mayor Southcott, Committeemembers Goodwin, Yodakis and Mayor Burry.

Oppose: None.

With no further business to come before the Township Committee at this time, Mr. Southcott made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:00 p.m., seconded by Mr. Goodwin and unanimously carried by a voice vote.

Robert Bowden, Township Clerk


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