Minutes for Regular Meeting – March 19, 2014

Present: Mr. Calloway, Mr. DiLolle, Mr. Pileggi, Mr. Simone, Mr Milam and Mr. Mercurio.

Public in Attendance: Matthew Scardino.

Salute to the flag and a prayer and a prayer.

Mrs. Mahoney read the Opening Statement, “Pursuant to the Open Public Meetings Act, I hereby announce that adequate notice of this meeting, as required by said Act has been provided by adopting a schedule of regular meetings for the year 2014/2015 which schedule has been posted on the Authority bulletin board and filed with the Township Clerk on Feb. 7, 2014.

A motion was made by Mr. Calloway and seconded by Mr. DiLolle to open the meeting to the public. The motion passed unanimously.

The representative from the Environmental Commission requested information on the location of water towers and lift stations. Mr. Manfredi and Mr. Moore will respond to his request.

A motion was made by Mr. Calloway and seconded by Mr. DiLolle to approve the Rate Adjustment Water Connection Fee. The motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

A motion was made by Mr. DiLolle and seconded by Mr. Calloway to adopt Resolution 29-14. RESOLUTION OF THE MMUA REGARDING A REVISION OF THE WATER AND SEWER ASSESSMENT UNIT AND THE RATE ADJUSTMENT OF THE WATER CONNECTION FEE. The motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

A motion was made by Mr. Calloway and seconded by Mr. DiLolle to approve the Rate Adjustment Sewer Connection Fee. Mr. Milam asked Mr. Akin why this happens. Mr. Akin said that every year it is calculated by the capital expense the Authority has and it is divided by the service units to come up with the calculations and it is required by law to do this. The motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

A motion was made by Mr. DiLolle and seconded by Mr. Calloway to adopt Resolution 30-14. RESOLUTION OF THE MMUA REGARDING A REVISION OF THE WATER AND SEWER ASSESSMENT UNIT AND THE RATE ADJUSTMENT OF THE SEWER CONNECTION FEE. The motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

A motion was made by Mr. Calloway and seconded by Mr. Pileggi to close the meeting to the public. The motion passed unanimously.

A motion was made by Mr. Simone and seconded by Mr. DiLolle to adopt the minutes of the Reorganization Meeting held on February 5, 2014. The motion passed unanimously.

Report of Engineer D. Akin

Mr. Akin had no report.

Report of Executive Director J. Moore

Mr. Moore asked the Board to adopt Resolution 33-14.

A motion was made by Mr. Calloway and seconded by Mr. DiLolle to adopt Resolution 33-14. RESOLUTION APPROVING CHANGE ORDER NO. 1 FROM J. WILHELM ROOFING COMPANY, INC., DECREASING THE CONTRACT INTHE AMOUNT OF $1,760.50 FOR THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING ROOF REPLACEMENT. The motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

Mr. Moore asked the Board to adopt Resolution 32-14.

A motion was made by Mr. DiLolle and seconded by Mr. Simone to adopt Resolution 32-14. RESOLUTION INCREASING FEES ASSOCIATED WITH WATER PERMITS FOR THE MONROE MUNICIPAL UTILITIES AUTHORITY. The motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

Mr. Moore gave a review of the meeting that was held with regards to Crystal Lake. He said that he, Mr. Manfredi, Mr. Federici, Mr. Akin and Mr. Trimble had met with Senator Madden and representatives from the GCUA to see if they could help the residents from that area obtain sanitary sewer. Senator Madden is going to the State to see if he can get financial help from them for this project and he will keep the residents informed of his findings.

Report of Superintendent R. J. Manfredi, Jr.

Mr. Manfredi requested the Board adopt Resolution 31-14 and Resolution 34-14.

A motion was made by Mr. Calloway and seconded by Mr. Simone to adopt Resolution 31-14. RESOLUTION APPROVING THE PURCHASE OF A 2014 FORD F250 4X4 PICKUP TO DFFLM, LLC DITSCHMAN FLEMINGTON FORD, USING STATE CONTRACT A83577 T2100, IN THE AMOUNT OF $26,526.00. The motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

A motion was made by Mr. DiLolle and seconded by Mr. Pileggi to adopt Resolution 34-14. RESOLUTION AWARDING BADGER METERS, INC. THE CONTRACT FOR WATER METERS IN THE AMOUNT OF $150,233.94 FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2013/2014. The motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

Report of Solicitor K. Geary

Ms. Geary requested a motion to go into Closed Session.

A motion was made by Mr. Calloway and seconded by Mr. Simone to adopt Resolution 36-14. RESOLUTION TO GO INTO CLOSED SESSION.

The motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

Mr. DiLolle is abstaining, the alternate Mr. Mercurio will vote in his place.

A motion was made by Mr. Calloway and seconded by Mr. Simone to adopt Resolution 35-14. RESOLUTION APPROVING SETTLEMENT AND AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF RELEASE WITH RESPECT TO THE SETTLEMENT OF PENDING LITIGATION WITH ELK PIPELINE INC., T/A CROWN PIPELINE CONSTRUCTION CO. UNDER DOCKET NUMBER GLO-SC-000077-14. The motion passed on a roll call vote. Excused: Mr. DiLolle.

Report of Chairman

Mr. Milam

Mr. Milam informed everyone of the passing of Mr. Federici’s father-in-law and he asked Mr. Akin to pass along the condolences from the Authority to the Federici family. Mr. Milam told Mr. Manfredi that our men did an outstanding job plowing snow and he asked him to pass that along. He said that he has heard that businesses do not want to come to Monroe Township because of the MUA. He noted that he has been on the Authority Board for 14 years and that has never been the case. The MUA, for the record, has nothing to do with economic development. The MUA works with everyone, whether its commercial or residential and has bent over backwards to do this. He said that this Authority works for the betterment of this town because we all live here and want what is best. He added that he thinks we go above and beyond what is actually required and not even three quarters of the town are ratepayers but we care about the entire town.

Report of Board Members

Mr. DiLolle

Mr. DiLolle said that he received a phone call over the weekend from a resident of Crystal Lake, He said he passed it on to Mr. Moore who contacted the resident and responded to her concerns.

Report of Liaison Mr. Dilks

Mr. Dilks congratulated everyone on the Reorganization appointments, as he was not here for that meeting. He thanked the Authority for all their help with the Township.

A motion was made by Mr. Calloway and seconded by Mr. DiLolle to approve the Investment Summary Report. The motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

A motion was made by Mr. Simone and seconded by Mr. DiLolle to approve Operating, Escrow and Payroll Vouchers. The motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

A motion was made by Mr. Calloway and seconded by Mr. Pileggi to approve Project Vouchers. The motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote.

A motion was made by Mr. Calloway and seconded by Mr. Pileggi to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously.