Transparency anyone? WANTED: Quarterly town newsletter

1. RESOLUTION 125 – 2012 (Unanswered questions about what happened to our custodian D. B. and why he left).
RESOLUTION CHANGING THE CUSTODIANS OF PETTY CASH FUND
WHEREAS, David Baresich was custodian of the Public Works’ Petty Cash Fund; and
WHEREAS, in accordance with N.J.S.A. 405-21, the Borough Council of the Borough of Woodbury Heights is changing the custodian of the Public Works’ Petty Cash Fund to Richard Middleton; and
WHEREAS, Richard Middleton is bonded in the amount of $1,000,000 by virtue of a surety bond.
Resolution 122-2012:
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the annual salary for Richard Middleton shall be $80,000.00, with three (3) weeks paid vacation annually accruing commencing January 1, 2013.

2. Resolution 5-2013
COUNCIL COMMITTEES FOR 2013
FINANCE & ADMIN:
WILLIAM PACKER, CHAIR
DUANE PHEASANT
HARRY W. ELTON, JR.

PERSONNEL:
DEBRA TRUHAN, CHAIR
HAROLD PYE
WILLIAM PACKER

ENVIRONMENTAL: (No Environmental meetings have been held for years, even though the Council lists Environmental every year as a bonifide committee. Good questions: when and where are the meetings held, how often, what are they doing, and how to get copies of the minutes?)
CARA WITASICK, CHAIR
DUANE PHEASANT
HAROLD PYE

STREETS, ROADS, RECYCLE:
HAROLD PYE, CHAIR
ESHIA JACOB
DEBRA TRUHAN

WATER & SEWER:
DEBRA TRUHAN, CHAIR
ESHIA JACOB
CARA WITASICK

POLICE, FIRE, EMT:
DUANE PHEASANT, CHAIR
HAROLD PYE
CARA WITASICK

INSURANCE & PROPERTY:
CARA WITASICK, CHAIR
DEBRA TRUHAN
DUANE PHEASANT

RECREATION & CIVIC:
ESHIA JACOB, CHAIR
HAROLD PYE
DEBRA TRUHAN

EDUCATION:
DEBRA TRUHAN, CHAIR
ESHIA JACOB
CARA WITASICK

3. Resolution 7-2013
regularly scheduled meetings of the Mayor and Borough Council for the calendar year 2013 shall occur on the third Wednesday of each month, except for the month of November, 2013, with such meetings to convene at 7:30 P.M., prevailing time, at the Borough Hall, Elm Avenue, Woodbury Heights, New Jersey. The November meeting will be conducted on November 26, 2013 at 7:30 P.M. In accordance therewith, the following dates are hereby established as the regular meeting nights of the Mayor and Borough Council for calendar year 2013: (Action May Be Taken)
January 16, 2013 July 17, 2013
February 20, 2013 August 21, 2013
March 20, 2013 September 18, 2013
April 17, 2013 October 16, 2013
May 15, 2013 November 26, 2013
June 19, 2013 December 18, 2013

4. Resolution 10-2013
SCHEDULE OF ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS-CALENDAR YEAR 2013
Administrator: Janet Pizzi
Deputy Treasurer
Municipal Court Administrator: Carol Sims
Principal Public Works Manager
Stormwater Management Director: Richard Middleton
Deputy Borough Clerk: Jolyn Gregoria
Crossing Guards:
Janet Parker
Maryann Wurst
Margaret Riordan
Julianne Thurber Lisa Hess
Rita Morison
Kathryn McKelvey
Substitute Crossing Guards:
Kristen Rutter
Renee Garrison
Kellyann Dunne
Special Officer-Class II: Michael Hatton
Community Center Facility Coordinator: Richard Gambale
Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator: Ron Tommasetti

5. RESOLUTION 11 – 2013:
RESOLUTION APPOINTING A FUND COMMISSIONER FOR THE
GLOUCESTER, SALEM, CUMBERLAND COUNTIES MUNICIPAL
JOINT INSURANCE FUND IN THE BOROUGH OF WOODBURY HEIGHTS
Cara Witasick as it’s Fund Commissioner and Debra Truhan as Alternate Fund Commissioner for terms retroactively commencing January 1, 2013 and expiring on December 31, 2013.

6. Resolution 12-2013:
Richard Middleton as its Safety Coordinator for a term commencing January 1, 2013 and expiring December 31, 2013.

7. RESOLUTION 25 – 2013:
RESOLUTION APPOINTING MEMBERS OF THE PLANNING BOARD
for terms retroactively commencing January 1, 2013 and terminating on the dates specified, as follows:
Robbie Conley as a Class IV Member for a term expiring December 31, 2016;
Lou Deeck as a Class IV Member for a term expiring December 31, 2013;
Debra Truhan as a Class III Member for a term expiring December 31, 2013;
Victoria Holmstrom as a Class II Member for a term expiring December 31, 2013;
Joseph Smith as an Alt 1 Member for a term expiring December 31, 2014;
Joseph Martino as an Alt 3 Member for a term expiring December 31, 2014;
Debra Sesko as an Alt 4 Member for a term expiring December 31, 2014

8. RESOLUTION 27-2013:
RESOLUTION APPOINTING EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR Robbie J. Conley be appointed to the position of Emergency Management Coordinator effective January 1, 2013 for a term ending December 31, 2015.

9. RESOLUTION 28-2013:
RESOLUTION APPOINTING MEMBERS TO THE SHADE TREE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
BE IT RESOLVED by the Borough Council of the Borough of Woodbury Heights, in confirmation of the Mayor’s appointments, that the following persons are appointed to the Shade Tree Advisory Committee for two year terms ending December 31, 2013;
Maria Monzo, Chairperson, (no meeting has been held in years to discuss, plan nor implement any activity, plus, several so-called ‘members’ notified Mrs. Monzo immediately in Jan. 2011 that they were not interested in serving on this committee as it is inaffective. Still, a year later they were re-appointed in absentia! Odd).
Patricia Pheasant, Vice Chairperson
Rose Yerka, Member
Ann D. Smith, Member
Dan Paradis, Member
Walter Lasauskas, Member

10. Resolution 31-2013: (When do they meet? How would we know–there is rarely a newsletter in Woodbury Heights)…
The Woodbury Heights Anniversary Celebration Committee for the purpose of conducting certain Borough sponsored community events, with such Committee to be comprised of not less than five members and not more than nine members annually appointed by the Mayor, with one of such members to be a Borough Councilperson and one of such members designated by the Mayor as Chairperson of the Committee;
The following persons are confirmed as the Chairperson and members thereof for a term ending December 31, 2013:
Debra A. Truhan , Chairperson, Council Representative
Chris Crowley, Co-Chair
Maureen McCabe
Teri Gilbert
John McGuiness
Dan Blanchard

11. Resolution 32-2013: (Again; when do they meet, what do they do..?)
The following persons are appointed to the Community Center Committee for a one year term ending December 31, 2013;
Joseph Smith (paid a stipend)
D. Paul Pheasant
Harry Elton, Sr.
Ryan Morrison
Victoria Holmstrom
Brian Connolly
Eshia “Jake” Jacob

12. Ordinance 4-2012 and Adopted 4/18/12:
Approved $50,000 Fairview Ave. Drainage System and Paving Restoration (which was only done on one side of the street, the drainage sytem was partially completed on the street and water still swirls rather than drains-according to residents on the street).

13. Ordinance 1-2013:
ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING SALARIES AND COMPENSATION OF VARIOUS BOROUGH OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE BOROUGH OF WOODBURY HEIGHTS FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR 2013
BE IT ORDAINED by the Borough Council of the Borough of Woodbury Heights, with the Mayor concurring, as follows:
— effective retroactive to January 1, 2013, after final passage and publication as required by law; and
—-final passage and adoption, after a public hearing hereon, at a meeting of the Borough Council of the Borough of Woodbury Heights, being held on the 20th day of February, 2013 at 7:30 P.M. at which time any objections hereto will be heard. During the week prior to and up to and including the date of said meeting, copies of said ordinances will be made available at the Office of the Borough Clerk, 500 Elm Avenue, Woodbury Heights, New Jersey for members of the general public who request same.
- JANET PIZZI, CLERK/ADMINISTRATOR BOROUGH OF WOODBURY HEIGHTS

2013 Woodbury Hts. Salary Ordinance:

WHts Mayor $2,932.00 (hmmm…the Wenonah Mayor waived his fee in light of the recession)
Council Members $2,524.00 (public servants…)
Administrator $5,985.00
Borough Clerk $59,844.00
CMFO/CTC/Treasurer $77,745.00
Director of Finance and Revenue $47,393 to $57,924
Chief Municipal Finance Officer $50,552 to $61,083
Treasurer $3,160 to $6,319
Tax Collector $3,160 to $7,900
Diversified Utility & Payroll Clerk $37,550.00
Account Clerk $23,986.00
Deputy Borough Clerk $1,760.00
Deputy Borough Clerk – required court appearances for rental property Ordinance – $100.00 per session
Deputy Treasurer $598.00
Deputy Tax Collector $6,236.00
Deputy Water/Sewer Clerk $6,040.00
Qualified Purchasing Agent $3,500.00
Special/Part-Time Officer $22.44 per hour
Special Officer: Academy Cadet $7.25 per hour
Police Clerk $40,727.00
Court Administrator $43,787.00
Municipal Judge $16,624.00
Municipal Judge (special court sessions) $400.00 per session
Prosecutor $7,835.00
Prosecutor (special court sessions) $300.00 per session
Court Recorder $1,831.00
Deputy Court Clerk $10.35 to $12.40 per hour
PPWM/Storm Water Director $81,600.00
Laborer I $16.76 per hour
Laborer II $17.43 to $19.27 per hour
Laborer III $22.09 to $24.24 per hour
Laborer IV $25.08 to $31.21 per hour
Temporary Public Works Employee $11.61 per hour
Public Works Support Person $13.22 per hour
Property Maintenance Official $6,697.00
Planning Board Secretary $3,854.00
Affordable Housing/Census Coordinator $2,245.00
Emergency Management Coordinator $1,033 to $2,066
Crossing Guard $18.59 per hour
Bus Driver $15.49 per hour
Administrative Clerk $10.45 per hour
Temporary Office Support $8.71 to $10.88 per hour
Community Center Facility Coordinator $5,100.00
Public Defender $2,995.00
Deputy Registrar of Vital Statistics $5,200.00
Patrolman 25 Years $80,738.00
Patrolman 20 Years $79,976.00
Patrolman 15 Years $79,215.00
Patrolman 10 Years $78,453.00
Patrolman 7 Years $77,691.00
Patrolman 6 Years $72,196.00
Patrolman 5 Years $66,708.00
Patrolman 4 Years $61,220.00
Patrolman 3 Years $55,733.00
Patrolman 2 Years $50,245.00
Patrolman 1 Year $44,758.00
Probationary $39,270.00
Police Chief $101,818.00
Rental Unit Inspector $5,000.00 (newly created position)

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