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.

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]

 

Borough Offices – Closed to the public effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020

March 16, 2020

RUNNEMEDE

 

Effective Tuesday, March 17th, 2020, Runnemede Borough Offices will be closed to the public along with the Runnemede Library, Senior Center, Harry Williams Gym and all facilities used for organized sports. The borough offices will remain closed to the public until we are able to ensure the safety of the Borough employees and the public.

All Borough personnel will be reporting to work on their normal schedules. All offices and services will be available to the public by phone or email. The Borough will be utilizing the front office drop box for any payments or correspondence from the public.

For Police non-emergencies, call 939-0330 between 9am – 5pm. After 5pm call 939-3354

For Emergencies Dial 9-1-1

For further assistance please email or call the following contacts:

Also effected:

  • Senior bus and meetings cancelled;
  • Dog and cat license deadline extended to June 30th;
  • Public bathroom at Green Acres Park will be closed;
  • Public meetings will be held by video conferencing or as required;

I want to thank all our employees for their efforts and support during this difficult time. We look forward to the public’s cooperation and understanding.

Mayor Nick Kappatos

Runnemede School District – Remote Learning Activities

March 14, 2020

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The Runnemede School District posted a message this afternoon on their Facebook page regarding Remote Learning Activities beginning, Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Runnemede School District will move to Remote Learning Activities beginning, Tuesday, March 17, 2020 and we are tentatively planning to reopen on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Please check your email and the district website for updated information.

https://drive.google.com/…/13MjQlgyRldbtdR0DFgBzBJ1eK…/view…

Borough Caucus Meeting

February 25, 2020

 

Council discussed agenda items for the Tuesday, March 3 borough meeting starting at 7 p.m.

[Borough Caucus Agenda 2-25-2020]

[Approved Resolutions 2-25-2020] – An Open Public Records Act request was submitted on 2-25-2020 for the approved resolutions.

Borough Caucus Meeting

January 28, 2020

 

Council discussed agenda items for the Tuesday, February 4 meeting starting at 7 p.m.

[Borough Caucus Agenda 1-28-2020]

[Approved Resolutions 1-28-2020] – An Open Public Records Act request was submitted on 1-28-2020 for the approved resolutions.

Board Reorganization Meeting

January 7, 2020

 

Due to technical difficulties, there is only audio.

At the January board of education reorganization meeting, board secretary, Sean McCarron ran the meeting until a board president was picked.

McCarron read the election results from the November election and then administered the Oath of Office to the three board members.

Nominations were made for the President of the Board of Education.  Samantha Sampolski-Spaulding was nominated as President of the Board of Education.

Nominations were then made for Vice President of the Board of Education.  Naomi Davidson was nominated as Vice President of the Board of Education.

The Board approved the remainder meeting schedule for the 2019-2020 school year through December 2020. Meetings will be held on the third Tuesday of every month unless specified.

The Board approved Plymouth Environmental as the lowest bidder and selected contractor for the Mercury Catalyzed Flooring Abatement at the gymnasium of Mary E. Volz Middle School during the 2020-2021 school year.  The total bid amount was $145,000.  The base bid was $126,000.  The alternate #1 was $19,000 (if needed- additional ¼ inch concrete removal).

The meetings will be held on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Mary E. Volz library unless specified.

The meeting minutes for the December 17, 2019 meeting and financial report – period ending December 2019- were approved.

The next reorganization meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 5, 2021.

The next board of education meeting will be on Tuesday, February 18 starting at 7 p.m. in the Mary E. Volz school library.

[Board Reorganization Agenda 1-7-2020]

[Financial Report December 2019] – An Open Public Records Act request was submitted on 1-7-2020 for the approved financial report.

Borough Reorganization/Regular Meeting

January 7, 2020

 

At the January borough reorganization meeting, the clerk read the certificate of election for Robert Farrell and Luis R. Cepero.

Robert Farrell was sworn in as councilman for a three-year term by Mayor of Gloucester City, Dan Spencer.  Luis R. Cepero was sworn in as councilman for a three-year term by Mayor Nick Kappatos.

Councilwoman Pat Passio was re-elected by Council to serve as the council president for 2020.

Council adopted several resolutions and appointments.

Greg Anderson was appointed as the CFO/Treasurer at a salary of $87,000.00 per year, effective January 13, 2020.  Anderson’s term expires on December 31, 2023.

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

[Borough Reorganization Agenda 1-7-2020]

[Borough Agenda 1-7-2020]

[Approved Resolutions 1-7-2020] – An Open Public Records Act request was submitted on 1-7-2020 for the approved resolutions.

Adjourned Borough Meeting

December 30, 2019

 

During the December adjourned borough meeting, Councilman Michael Root was presented a plaque by Mayor Nick Kappatos for his years on council.  Councilman Root started on council back in 2012.  Root’s family was in the audience for his last borough meeting.

Under communications, was a letter of resignation from James D’Auria, CFO.  It was mentioned D’Auria’s last day will be January 10, 2020.   All council members made a motion to accept the resignation.

Under public hearing, Council approved ordinance #19-15: An ordinance amending Chapter 170 of the Code of the Borough of Runnemede entitled “Fire Prevention.”

There were two resolutions approved, along with the payment of bills.

The reorganization will be on Tuesday, January 7 starting at 6 p.m.

[Adjourned Borough Agenda 12-30-19]

[Approved Resolutions 12-30-19] – An Open Public Records Act request was submitted on 12-30-19 for the approved resolutions.

Board Meeting

December 17, 2019

 

At the December board of education meeting, the Board approved their 11-19-19 meeting minutes.

Under presentations, Dr. Sean McCarron presented the 2019 Audit report.  There were no audit findings.

Carlina Fuscellaro was approved as a long-term substitute beginning January 6, 2020 through April 3, 2020, step 1 BA $50,750.00 (pro-rated).  Julia McHale was approved as a long-term substitute for 2nd grade at Downing School at step 1 BA $50,750.00 (pro-rated) beginning tentatively on March 2, 2020 through June 30, 2020.

Frank Hines was approved as the Buildings & Grounds Supervisor, revised contract effective 1/1/2020 (pro-rated) $87,000.00 for the 2019-2020 school year.

The Board approved the 2019 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and the 2019 Auditors Management Report.

The reorganization meeting will be on Tuesday, January 7 starting at 6:30 p.m.

[Board Agenda 12-17-19]

[Approved Payment of Bills 12-17-19] – An Open Public Records Act request was submitted on 12-17-19 for the approved payment of bills.  The request was completed on 12-17-19.