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UPDATED: Council Meeting Rescheduled for Tuesday Night

The meeting will take place at its normal time.

UPDATED: Council Meeting Rescheduled for Tuesday Night

The Galloway Township Council meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday night, Nov. 13, Township Clerk Thalia C. Kay confirmed Thursday afternoon.

The meeting, originally scheduled for that date, had been rescheduled for Monday night, Nov. 12. However, Thursday morning, it was rescheduled back to its originally scheduled date of Tuesday, Nov. 13, 6:30 p.m. at the municipal complex.

As part of the agenda, Galloway Township Council will consider a special emergency appropriation of $950,000 to be put toward a hybrid reassessment.

The reassessment was approved in October, and will be conducted in order to level taxes on all properties in Galloway Township. There were more than 2,000 tax appeals last year, according to Township Manager Arch Liston.

Below is the full agenda for Tuesday night's meeting.

TOWNSHIP OF GALLOWAY COUNCIL AGENDA-November 13, 2012, 6:30pm

1.     Call to Order/Roll Call

2.     Open Public Meeting Announcement

This Special Meeting was called pursuant to the provisions of the Open Public Meetings Law.  Notices of this meeting were faxed to the Current, the Mainland Journal and the Press of Atlantic City and emailed to the Patch, Thursday, November 8, 2012.  In addition, copies of notices were posted on the Bulletin Board in the Municipal Building; filed in the Office of the Municipal Clerk and posted on the Township website on the aforementioned date.  Notice on the Bulletin Board and the Township website have remained continuously posted.  Proper notice having been given, the Municipal Clerk is directed to include this statement in the minutes of this meeting.

3.     Moment of Silence

4.     Flag Salute

5.     Approval of Minutes

Regular Meeting October 23, 2012 

6.  Discussion    

     None

7.  Proclamation

     None

8.  Council Committee Reports

 None

9.  Ordinances for Introduction (First Reading)

1860-12 – Special Emergency Appropriation for Reassessment

10. Ordinances for Public Hearing (Second Reading)

1858-12 – Refund Bond Ordinance Authorizing the Issuance of up to $1,470,000 Aggregate Principle Amount

11. Resolutions

298-12  Payment of Bills

299-12  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

300-12 Approve grant from DOT for Wrangleboro Rd bike path

301-12 Authorizing the cancellation of unexpended appropriation balances

302-12 Authorizing incentive for non-union employees for waiver of health benefits

303-12 Authorizing budget appropriation transfers

304-12 Authorizing financing amounts owing to taxpayers from tax appeals for taxes levied

305-12 Authorizing Issuance of Tax Appeal Refunding Notes

306-12 Authorizing the refund of taxes due to overpayments

12. Public Hearing and Discussion

      None

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

FORMAL ACTION WILL BE TAKEN

Ordinances & Resolutions STATEMENTS

1858-12- Refund Bond Ordinance Authorizing the Issuance of up to $1,470,000 Aggregate Principle Amount

This refunding bond ordinance is for the purpose of funding revenue losses associated with tax credits granted to taxpayers for 2012.

1860-12 – Special Emergency Appropriation for Reassessment

This ordinance makes a special emergency appropriation in the amount of $950,000 for a complete reassessment for the use of tax assessor. 

300-12 Approve Grant from DOT for Wrangleboro Road bike path

This resolution accepts grand funding in the amount of $175,000.

301-12 Authorizing the cancellation of unexpended appropriation balances

This resolution authorizes the cancellation of unexpended appropriation balances in the general & sewer capital funds.

302-12 Authorizing incentive for non-union employees for waiver of health benefits

This resolution authorizes non-union employees an incentive to waive health benefits.

303-1 Authorizing budget appropriation transfers

This resolution authorizes Twp of Galloway for budget appropriation transfers to be made during the last two months of fiscal year.  

304-12 Authorizing financing amounts owing to taxpayers from tax appeals for taxes levied

This resolution authorizes the financing of amounts owing to taxpayers from tax appeals for taxes levied in the twp as required by the division of local government services.

305-12  Authorizing Issuance of Tax Appeal Refunding Notes

This resolution authorizes the issuances of an amount not to exceed $1,470,000 in aggregate principal amount of tax appeals refunding notes of the twp of Galloway.

306-12 Authorizing the refund of taxes due to overpayments

This resolution authorizes the refund of taxes due to overpayments.

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