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Walpack Township Committee
October 26, 2010
The meeting of the Walpack Township Committee was called to order at 8 p.m. by Mayor Fuller who stated this meeting was being held in compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act having been duly advertised.
Present were: Committeeman Heigis, Committeeman Maglio, and Mayor Fuller
Also in attendance: Michelle LaStarza, Virginia Fuller
Committeeman Heigis made a motion to approve the September 28, 2010 minutes seconded by Committeeman Maglio and unanimously carried.
Committeeman Maglio made a motion to approve the vouchers for payment seconded by Committeeman Heigis and unanimously carried. The following bills were approved for payment:
|10/26/2010||2169||13||Laddey Clark & Ryan||333.33|
|10/26/2010||2170||8||Municipal Software, Inc.||100.00|
The committee reviewed the annual audit. The committee signed the group affidavit. Mayor Fuller read the following resolution into the record.
Walpack Township Resolution
WHEREAS, N.J.S.A. 40A: 5-4 requires the governing body of every local unit to have made an annual audit of its books, accounts, and financial transactions; and
WHEREAS, the Annual Report of Audit for the year, 2009 has been filed by a Registered Municipal Accountant with the Municipal Clerk, as per the requirements of N.J.S.A. 40A: 5-6 and a copy has been received by each member of the governing body; and
WHEREAS, the Local Finance Board of the State of New Jersey is authorized to prescribe reports pertaining to the local fiscal affairs, as per R.S. 52:27BB-34; and
WHEREAS, the Local Finance Board has promulgated N.J.A.C. 5:30-6.5, a regulation requiring that the governing body of each municipality shall, by resolution, certify to the Local Finance Board of the State of New Jersey, that all members of the governing body have reviewed as a minimum the sections of the annual audit entitled “Comments and Recommendations;” and
WHEREAS, the members of the governing body have personally reviewed, as a minimum, the Annual Report of Audit, and specifically the sections of the Annual Audit Entitled “Comments and Recommendations” as evidenced by the group affidavit form of the governing body attached hereto; and
WHEREAS, such resolution of certification shall be adopted by the governing body, no later than forty-five days after the receipts of the annual audit, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 5:30-6.5; and
WHEREAS, all members of the governing body have received and familiarized themselves with, at least, the minimum requirements of the Local Finance Board of the State of New Jersey, as stated aforesaid and have subscribed to the affidavit, as provided by the Local Finance Board; and
WHEREAS, failure to comply with the regulations of the Local Finance Board of the State of New Jersey, may subject the members of the local governing body to the penalty provisions of R.S. 52:27BB-52 to wit:
R.S. 52:27BB-52: A local officer or member of a local governing body who,
After a date fixed for compliance, fails or refuses to obey an order of the director, (Director of Local Government Services), under the provisions of this Article, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction, may be fined not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000), or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both, in addition, shall forfeit his office.”
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the governing body of the Township of Walpack, hereby states that it has complied with N.J.A.C. 5:30-6.5 and does hereby submit a certified copy of this resolution and the required affidavit to said Board, to show evidence of said compliance.
I hereby certify that this a true and exact copy of the resolution adopted by the Walpack Township Committee, at a meeting of same held on October 26, 2010.
Betsy M. Cuneo
Committeeman Maglio made a motion to approve the resolution seconded by Committeeman Heigis and unanimously carried. Michelle LaStarza presented the corrective action plan for the audit. The following two items will be corrected: Interfunds will be liquidated by the CFO by the end of the year; and dog license reports will be filed on a monthly basis. The clerk will advertise the audit in the newspaper and then forwarded to the Division of Local Government Services with the group affidavit, proof of publication, and resolution.
The committee reviewed the correspondence.
There being no further business to discuss and no one in attendance, Committeeman Maglio made a motion to adjourn seconded by Committeeman Heigis. The meeting was adjourned at 8:17 p.m.
Betsy M. Cuneo