BOROUGH ADMINISTRATOR REPORT
January 26, 2021
The Governing Body will be considering the Introduction of Ordinance 2021-2, which inserts a salary range of $25.00 - $45.00 an hour to hire a as needed employee to perform either mechanical, electrical, and plumbing type of work. This work comes up from time to time and as recommended by the Public Works Supervisor the Borough has the opportunity to hire someone instead of procuring a vendor and paying for them to be on standby or having a annual contract. This position anticipates saving the Borough some money.
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT ORDINANCE
Since late 2020 the Borough has been working on getting the Department Heads what they need to perform their public service more efficiently and effectively. The items in the description that are required by the Police Department, Public Works and the Administration are all items that are absolutely necessary to delivery their respective services to the Borough. Much consideration and thought went into the process and hundreds of thousands of dollars were cut from the original request to get to the authorized $1,161,312 as requested in the Introduction of Ordinance 2021-3.
MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH THE CARPENTERS UNION
Subsequent to discussions with the Public Works Supervisor we are requesting the Governing Body to consider approval of 2021-53 to forge a partnership with the Carpenters Union to allow the Borough to hire approximately two union members to supplement the Public Works staff as we ramp up to perform the horseshoe project at the Boardwalk this Spring.
SUSTAINABLE JERSEY ENERGY TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE APPLICATION
The Borough is requesting the Governing Body to support and approve Resolution 2021-54, the Technical Assistance for Energy Initiatives Application, which will provide the Borough with assistance in completing several of the projects that was initiated by the Environment Defense Fund Fellow over the Summer of 2020. Specifically, the following projects will be worked on: Fleet Inventory, Municipal On-Site Solar and Energy Efficiency for Municipal Facilities. All of the aforementioned projects may afford the Borough points toward another Sustainable Jersey Certification.