Special Board Meeting

July 6, 2020

 

The board of education held a special meeting, Monday night for three new hires.

Under personnel, Jasmine Stephens was hired as a first-grade teacher, Step 1 MA – $52,750 beginning September 1, 2020.  Kaylee Kupiec was hired as a preschool teacher, Step 1 BA – $50,750 beginning September 1, 2020.  Kaeleigh Becker was hired as a second-grade teacher (long-term substitute) – Step 1 BA – $50,750 (prorated) beginning September 1, 2020 thru February 5, 2021.

It was mentioned that the next meeting could be in person at Bingham School on Tuesday, July 21st.

[Special Board Agenda 7-6-2020]

Borough Caucus Meeting

June 30, 2020

 

Council discussed agenda items for the July 6 meeting starting at 7 p.m.

[Caucus Agenda 6-30-2020]

[Approved Resolutions 6-30-2020] – An Open Public Records Act request was submitted on 6-30-2020 for the approved resolutions.   An automatic reply stated: “BOROUGH OFFICES ARE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  OPRA REQUESTS WILL BE HANDLED WHEN THE OFFICES ARE REOPENED.”

 

Fourth of July Celebration

June 29, 2020

Runnemede will be having a motorcade through town on July 4th instead of having the traditional Fourth of July parade along the Black Horse Pike.  There will be fire apparatus, a few bands, police, public works, and Mayor and Council.

The motorcade will start at 10 a.m.  Click on the link below for the motorcade route.

[Motorcade Route July 4th]

Remember to practice Social Distancing and wearing masks when traveling outside of your house.

[Fourth of July Celebration Handout 2020]

Borough Caucus Meeting

May 26, 2020

 

Council discussed agenda items for the Tuesday, June 2nd meeting starting at 7 p.m.

[Borough Caucus Agenda 5-26-2020]

[Approved Resolutions 5-26-2020] – An Open Public Records Act request was submitted on 5-26-2020 for the approved resolutions.

Memorial Day Ceremony

May 25, 2020

 

Mayor Nick Kappatos, council members, and Runnemede’s historian Rober Del Sordo held a brief Memorial Day Ceremony this morning at the Runnemede Veterans War Memorial.

[Memorial Day Ceremony Handout 5-25-2020]

 

Board Meeting

April 28, 2020

 

The April board of education meeting was held online.  Absent from the meeting was board member Patty Adair.

The Board approved their regular meeting minutes for March 17, 2020.

Under correspondence, the school district was thanked by the Runnemede Police Department for the 12 face shields and also thanked by Jefferson Hospital for the 3-D printed ear savers.

There was a presentation of the 2020-2021 budget.  It was stated that based on a property valuation of $100,000 the increase in school tax is $16.10.  The average home in Runnemede is $147,985.

All board members voted for the 2020-2021 budget.   [2020-2021 School Budget Presentation]

Under property and transportation, facility use has been canceled until further notice.  Field trips also have been canceled through the end of the year.

Under personnel, the Board approved Dr. Sean McCarron to be re-appointed as the School Business Administrator (FTE 0.4) in the district for the 2020-2021 school year at an annual salary of $57,342 (pending approval of the contract by Camden County Executive Superintendent).

The school district will continue with Garrison Architects as the architect of record for the 2020-2021 school year.  The agreement with Adams, Gutierrez, and Lattiboudere, LLC was approved to continue as the school solicitor for the 2020-2021 school year.

Under policies and public relations, the Board voted for the submission of a resolution opposing delay in transmission of property tax revenue to school districts to NJSBA.

The next board of education meeting will be on Tuesday, May 19 starting at 7 p.m.

[Board Agenda 4-28-2020]

[Financial Report 4-28-2020] – An Open Public Records Act request was submitted on 4-28-2020 for the approved financial report.  The request was completed on 4-28-2020.

Borough Meeting

April 7, 2020

 

The March borough meeting was held online and all council members were present.

Council approved their meeting minutes for the 2/25/2020 and 3/3/2020 meetings.

Under public hearings, Council adopted three ordinances.

Director of public safety, Councilwoman Eleanor Kelly reported that for the month of March the police had 799 calls for service, 164 traffic summonses, 13 motor vehicle crashes, 151 arrests, 4 Narcan deployments and 8 hours of overtime.

Director of public events, Council president Pat Passio reported that on Saturday, April 11, starting at 11 a.m. the First Responder Parade with the Easter Bunny will be driving throughout town.  Remember to follow Social Distancing.

Council approved resolutions and the payment of bills.

The next borough caucus meeting will be on Tuesday, April 28, starting at 6 p.m.

[Borough Agenda 4-7-2020]

[Approved Resolutions 4-7-2020] – An Open Public Records Act request was submitted on 4-7-2020 for the approved resolutions.   On 4-8-2020 an email from the custodian of records stated that borough offices are closed and the request is unable to be filled until offices reopen.

Council and Caucus Meetings Held Remotely Until Further Notice

March 27, 2020

RUNNEMEDE COUNCIL & CAUCUS MEETINGS WILL BE HELD REMOTELY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE:

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Caucus meetings begin at 6 PM and council meetings begin at 7 PM. The next caucus meeting is 3/31, next council meeting is 4/7.

Board Meeting

March 17, 2020

 

At the March board of education meeting, everyone practiced Social Distancing.

Absent from the meeting was board member Angel Beebe.  The regular meeting minutes for February 18, 2020, were approved.

Under presentations was the 2020-2021 budget presentation.

It was stated that based on a property valuation of $100,000 the increase in school tax is $16.10.  The average home in Runnemede is $147,985.

[2020-2021 School Budget Presentation]

Under personnel, the resignation of Joe Mielewski as a long-term substitute at Mary E. Volz School was approved, effective March 6, 2020.  The Board approved Diane Clark as 10 month/10 day secretary for Downing School at $27,500.00 beginning April 1, 2020 (prorated) (pending paperwork & school resuming from emergency closure)

Under finance, the financial report for the month ending February 2020 was approved.

The next board of education meeting will be on Tuesday, April 28 starting at 7 p.m.

[Board Agenda 3-17-2020]

[Financial Report 3-17-2020] – An Open Public Records Act request was submitted on 3-17-2020 for the approved financial report.  The request was completed on 3-18-2020.

Department of Public Works Releases Important Information

March 17, 2020

The Runnemede Department of Public Works releases an important letter online for all residents.  Click below on the link for the letter.

[Public Works Letter 3-17-2020]

[Updated Public Works Letter 3-17-2020]