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Reassessment Discussion on Tap for Tuesday's Council Meeting

A new deputy clerk will also be appointed, and the Memorandum of Agreement between the township and manager Arch Liston is also on the agenda.

Galloway Council will discuss the possibility of a hybrid reassessment for the 2014 tax year when it convenes Tuesday night, Oct. 9, 6:30 p.m. at the municipal complex, according to the agenda posted on the township's website.

The resolution is on Tuesday's agenda due to declining property values since the 2009 property revaluation. There were more than 2,000 tax appeals in 2012, which council members and township administration say is putting a strain on the municipal budget.

In the last three years, the township has furloughed employees, including 12 furlough days over the summer. In September, the township issued notice of possible layoffs to all township employees, with the exception of statutory employees, and final layoff notices are expected to be delivered no later than Nov. 16.

Ordinances concerning a bond referendum for funding revenue loss and an ammendment to the township code concerning towing companies will also be introduced. 

The township is also scheduled to appoint Kelli Danieli as Deputy Clerk, and amend the Memorandum of Agreement between the township and Manager Arch Liston, who took over the position in March. The agenda as it appears on the township's website can be found in full below.

TOWNSHIP OF GALLOWAY COUNCIL AGENDA-October 9, 2012, 6:30pm
1. Call to Order/Roll Call
2. Open Public Meeting Announcement
On January 4, 2012, notice of the meeting was mailed to the Mainland Journal, the Press & the Current & duly posted in Council Chambers
3. Moment of Silence
4. Flag Salute
5. Approval of Minutes
None
6. Discussion
Best Practices Inventory
7. Proclamation
Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day
8. Council Committee Reports
9. Ordinances for Introduction (First Reading)
1858-12 Refunding Bond Ord for Funding Revenue Losses
1859-12 Amend Chapter 309 of Admin Code/Towing Companies
10. Ordinances for Public Hearing (Second Reading)
1856-12 Amend Ords, Rules, Regs or Orders Punishable by a fine of $1,000 be changed to $2,000
1857-12 Change Section 273-13 Separation of Leaves for Recycling
11. Resolutions
247-12 Payment of Bills in the amount of $4,208,565.04
248-12 Authorize Council to go into Closed Session

Consent Agenda
Consent Agenda includes items of business which are not controversial & do not require individual discussion. A Motion approving the Consent Agenda is moved, seconded & voted upon as one item by the Township Council. If any discussion is requested on a Consent Agenda item, it is removed from the Consent Agenda to the Regular Agenda.

Resolutions
249-12 Refund Escrow for Installation of Lateral/The Arc of Atl Co Inc/527 10th Ave
250-12 Refund Escrow for installation of Lateral/The Arc of Atl Co Inc/529 10th Ave
251-12 Reimburse to Club III @ Mattix Forge under the Condo Act
252-12 Cancel outstanding checks issued by the Twp
253-12 Cancel unexpended reserves & receivable balances in the State & Federal Grand Fd
254-12 Refund portion of user charge in Sewer Acct #11944-0/Regional Tire Services Inc
255-12 Auth Application to Local Finance Board
256-12 Auth & Support Application for Direct Install Program
257-12 Appoint Deputy Municipal Clerk
258-12 Amend Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) of the Twp Mgr
259-12 TC
260-12 TC
261-12 TC
262-12 Authorize Municipal Assessor to Commence with a Hybrid Reassessment for 2014 Tax yr
263-12 Support Acceptance of Sustainable Jersey Grant Funded by PSEG
264-12 Refund Taxes due to Overpayments
265-12 Approve Submission of Grant Application w/NJDOT for Reconstruction of Nectar Ave
266-12 Approve Submission of Grant Application w/NJDOT for Reconstruction of Great Creek Rd
267-12 Approve Items of Revenue & Appropriation
12. Public Hearing and Discussion
A. Raffle License/Absegami Band Parents Association, Inc/50-50
B. Raffle License/Absegami Band Parents Association, Inc/Gift Basket
13. Motion
None
14. Manager’s Report
15. Council Comments
16. Public Comment
The Galloway Township Council welcomes participation of interested organizations and individuals during regular, as well as, special meetings. However, in order for the Council to conduct the business of the Township
in the most productive manner possible, public comment on specific agenda items, questions comments at the end of regular meetings or during special meetings will be limited to five (5) minutes per person. If you wish to
address the Council, please step up to the microphone at the appropriate time, and state your name.
17. Closed Session
18. Return to Open Session
19. Adjournment

Ordinances & Resolutions STATEMENTS
1858-12 Refunding Bond Ord for Funding Revenue Losses
This Bond Ord authorizes the issuance of refunding bonds or notes for the purpose of funding rev losses associated with tax credits granted to taxpayers.
1859-12 Amend Chapter 309 of Admin Code/Towing Companies
This Ordinance amends Chapter 309 of the Administrative Code for Towing Companies.
249-12 Refund Escrow for Installation of Lateral/The Arc of Atl Co Inc/527 10th Ave
This Resolution refunds escrow acct #E21-522 in the amt of $1200, as the lateral was inspected & approved by PW.
250-12 Refund Escrow for installation of Lateral/The Arc of Atl Co Inc/529 10th Ave
This Resolution refund escrow acct #E21-523 in the amt of $1200, as the lateral was inspected & approved by PW.
251-12 Reimburse to Club III @ Mattix Forge under the Condo Act
This Resolution authorizes the reimbursement of $1997.53.
252-12 Cancel outstanding checks issued by the Twp
This Resolution cancels outstanding checks over 6 mos old.
253-12 Cancel unexpended reserves & receivable balances in the State & Federal Grand Fd
This Resolution cancels balances, as they are deemed expired & should be canceled.
254-12 Refund portion of user charge in Sewer Acct #11944-0/Regional Tire Services Inc
This Resolution refunds the amt of $185.84 & reduces the sanitary sewer units from 3 units to 1 unit, effective 10/1/12.
255-12 Auth Application to Local Finance Board
This Resolution authorizes the making of an application to the Local Finance Board for its review and/or approval of a proposed refunding board ord.
256-12 Auth & Support Application for Direct Install Program
This Resolution authorizes the Twp to apply to participate in the Local Government Energy Audit
Program.
257-12 Appoint Deputy Municipal Clerk
This Resolution appoints Kelli Danieli to the position of Deputy Municipal Clerk.
258-12 Amend Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) of the Twp Mgr
This Resolution amends the MOA of the Twp Mgr.
259-12
260-12
261-12
262-12 Authorize Municipal Assessor to Commence with a Hybrid Reassessment for 2014 Tax yr
This Resolution authorizes a Hybrid Reassessment for 2014 tax yr, as the Twp has suffered from declining property values since 2009 Twp-wide revaluation of more than 2,000 appeals of assessments in 2012.
263-12 Support Acceptance of Sustainable Jersey Grant Funded by PSEG
This Resolution supports the acceptance of a $10,000 Grant.
264-12 Refund Taxes due to Overpayments
This Resolution refunds overpayment of 2012 taxes on certain properties.
265-12 Approve Submission of Grant Application w/NJDOT for Reconstruction of Nectar Ave
This Resolution approves the submission of Grant Application & the execution of a Grant Contract.
266-12 Approve Submission of Grant Application w/NJDOT for Reconstruction of Great Creek
This Resolution approves the submission of Grant Application & the execution of a Grant Contract.
267-12 Approve Items of Revenue & Appropriation
This Resolution amends Adopted Budget (Chap 159) for the Sustainable Jersey Grant.

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