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GARWOOD BOARD OF EDUCATION
GARWOOD, NEW JERSEY
GOAL SETTING MEETING AGENDA
JULY 20, 2010
CALL TO ORDER:
The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Board President Adele Lewis in the all purpose
room of the Lincoln School.
PLEASE TURN OFF CELL PHONESAdequate notice of this meeting has been provided to The Chronicle, the official newspaper for legal ads of the Garwood Board of Education, the Home News Tribune, Courier News, Westfield Leader, and Clark Patriot. Notice of this meeting was sent to the Borough Clerk, and a copy of this meeting notice is posted on the front door of the Washington and Lincoln Schools.
MOMENT OF SILENCE:
____ Mr. R. Graham ____ Miss C. Guerriero ____ Mrs. K. Rusin ____ Mrs. B. Greet ____ Ms. L. Koenig ____ Mr. J. Sullivan ____ Mrs. S. Groning ____ Mr. B. McDermott ____ Mrs. A. Lewis
_____ Dr. Teresa Quigley, Superintendent _____ Ms. Gwen Thorton, NJ School Board Representative _____ Mr. John Geppert, Board Attorney
Donation – PreSchool Handicap Letters received: Garwood Knights of Columbus Mrs. D. Parkhill, GEA Pres. Statement Letters sent: Mrs. D. Parkhill, GEA Pres. Statement
ANNUAL GOAL SETTING SESSION:
Distribution of Board Self Evaluations and discussion of Goals.
Garwood Board of Education Goal Setting Meeting Agenda July 20, 2010
Be it resolved that the GBOE conducts a closed, executive session concerning the following topic(s) as permitted by the New Jersey Open Public Meeting Act after which time the Board
may or may not return to public session to take action:
__X__ personnel matter, staff _____ safety and protection of property _____ personal matter, student __X___ contract negotiations _____ litigation __X___ other permitted by law Be it further resolved that at such time as it is legally appropriate for the substance of the closed session to be made public that same will be ordered.
Time of vote to enter closed session: p.m.
Time returning to public session: p.m.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
1. Be it resolved that the GBOE approves the minutes of the June 15, 2010 Regular Meeting and that same be made a part of the official record.
2. Be it resolved that the GBOE approves the minutes of the June 30, 2010 Special Meeting and that same be made a part of the official record.
3. Be it resolved that the GBOE approves the minutes of the June 30, 2010 Executive Session Meeting and that same be made a part of the official record.
4. Be it resolved that the GBOE approves the minutes of the July 8, 2010 Special Meeting and that same be made a part of the official record.
5. Be it resolved that the GBOE approves the minutes of the July 8, 2010 Executive Session Meeting and that same be made a part of the official record.
Be it resolved that the Garwood Board of Education accepts the July 2010 Superintendent’s report.
HEARING OF CITIZENS:
The following is a summary of the Board’s understanding of comments made by members of the public. This is not a verbatim transcript.
1. Be it resolved that the GBOE, as recommended by the Superintendent of Schools, approves the payment of the June bills in the amount of $493,025.31.
2. Be it resolved that the GBOE, as recommended by the Superintendent of Schools, approves the payment of the July bills in the amount of $7,534.02.
3. Be it resolved that the GBOE, as recommended by the Superintendent of Schools, approves Maschio’s as the Food Service Management Company for the period of 7/1/2010 through 6/30/2011. The management fee as stated in the contract is $700.00 per month for 10 months. Maschio’s guarantees $5,000 back to the district. There will be no increase in the price of the student lunch for the 2010-2011 school year.
4. Be it resolved that the GBOE, as recommended by the Superintendent of Schools, approves the following district lunch prices for the 2010-2011 school year consistent with guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Child Nutrition
Programs National School Lunch Program as amended:
5. Be it resolved that the GBOE, as recommended by the Superintendent of Schools, accepts the donation from the Garwood Knights of Columbus for our Pre-School Disabled Class.
6. Be it resolved that the GBOE, as recommended by the Superintendent of Schools, approves
the following activity fee for the 2010-2011 school year:
$25.00 per student per middle school sport
7. Be it resolved that the GBOE, as recommended by the Superintendent of Schools, approves
the following tuition rates for the 2010-2011 school year:
$250.00 per month for half day pre-kindergarten $500.00 per month for full day pre-kindergarten
BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS:
1. Be it resolved that the GBOE, as recommended by the Superintendent of Schools, in cooperation with the Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds, approves the following
WHEREAS, the Union County Improvement Authority (the “Authority”) has been duly created by ordinance of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders (“Board”), as public body corporate and politic of the State of New Jersey pursuant to and in accordance with the County Improvement Authorities Law, constituting Chapter 183 of the Pamphlet Laws of 1960 of the State, as amended and supplemented from time to time (the “Act”); and WHEREAS, the Authority is developing a program (the “Renewable Energy Program”) for the financing, design, permitting, acquisition, installation, operation and maintenance of renewable energy capital equipment and facilities consisting of solar panels, including any related electrical modifications or other work required or convenient for the installation of such solar panels Garwood Board of Education Goal Setting Meeting Agenda July 20, 2010 (collectively, the renewable energy capital equipment and facilities, the “Renewable Energy Projects”) for and on behalf of the County and local governmental units within the County, including without limitation municipalities, boards of education for school districts, local authorities and any other local government instrumentalities, public bodies or other local government entities (collectively, including the County, the “Local Units”);
WHEREAS, the Renewable Energy Projects procured under the Renewable Energy Program are to be installed on, in, affixed or adjacent to and/or for any other Local Unit controlled buildings, other structures, lands or other properties of the Local Units (collectively, the “Local Unit Facilities”);
WHEREAS, on of the goals of the Renewable Energy Program is to expand the use of renewable energy sources available and utilized by the Local Units for their Local Unit Facilities, with the attendant environmental and financial benefits associated thereby, and to reduce the energy related operating costs to the Local Units for their Local Unit Facilities, all intended to be offered at no scheduled net cost to the Local Units;
WHEREAS, in order to implement the Renewable Energy Program, the Authority has proposed to finance the respective Renewable Energy Projects, on the respective Local Unit Facilities, with, each of the following participating Local Units, to the extent they adopt a resolution
in substantially similar form as this authorizing resolution, as summarized on Exhibit A hereto:
Roselle Park Board of Education, Borough of Roselle, City of Rahway, City of Linden, Township of Hillside, Hillside Board of Education; County of Union County, Union County College, Township of Berkeley Heights, Township of Cranford, Garwood Board of Education, City of Plainfield, City of Summit, Township of Springfield, Morris-Union Jointure Commission, New Providence Board of Education, Borough of New Providence and Borough of Mountainside (each a “Series 2010 Local Unit”, and collectively, the “Series 2010 Local Units”), through the issuance by the Authority of one or more series of its notes or bonds entitled “entitled “County of Union Guaranteed Renewable Energy Program Lease Revenue Bonds, Series 2010 (Federally Taxable)” dated their date of delivery, in the principal amount not to exceed $45,000,000 (the “Series 2010 Bonds”);
WHEREAS, prior to the issuance of the Series 2010 Bonds and in accordance with N.J.S.A.
40A:5A-6, 7 and 8 of the Local Authorities Fiscal Control Law, the Authority shall have made an application (the “Local Finance Board Application”) to, and seek, obtain, and officially recognize the findings from, the Local Finance Board (the “Local Finance Board”) in the Department of Local Government Services of the State Department of Community Affairs;
WHEREAS, the governing body of the Series 2010 Local Unit adopting this resolution (the “Participant”) desires to authorize the Authority and its consultants to submit the Local Finance Board Application on their behalf to finance the Renewable Energy Project(s) for the Participant (the “Participant Project”) set forth in Exhibit A attached hereto (it being understood that the Participant is taking no action in connection with the other Renewable Energy Projects of the other Series 2010 Local Units as set forth on Exhibit A hereto);
WHEREAS, upon or prior to the issuance of the Series 2010 Bonds, and in accordance with (i) N.J.S.A. 40A:11-4.1(k) of the Local Public Contracts Law, (ii) Local Finance Board Notice 2008December 3, 2008, Contracting for Renewable Energy Services, (iii) the Board of Public Utilities Garwood Board of Education Goal Setting Meeting Agenda July 20, 2010 (“BPU”) protocol for measuring energy savings in PPA agreements dated February 20, 2009 (Public Entity Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Cost Savings Guidelines), (iv) Local Finance Board Notice 2009-10 dated June 12, 2009, Contracting for Renewable Energy Services: Update on Power Purchase Agreements, and (v) all other applicable law, and pursuant to a competitive contracting process governed thereby, which shall include a request for solar developer proposals to be issued by the Authority (the “Company RFP”) and the receipt of proposals from prospective solar developers, including that (the “Company Proposal”) of the successful respondent (the “Company”), the Authority shall select the Company to design, permit, acquire, construct, install, operate and maintain the Renewable Energy Projects, including the Participant Project, for the Series 2010 Local Units, including the Participant;
WHEREAS, the pricing terms for the purchase of renewable energy generated electricity produced from the Participant Project and sold through the Authority to the Participant, and bought by the Participant at an agreed upon price lower than that presently being paid by the Participant for electricity from its local utility, which pricing terms shall be competitively procured through the Company RFP process and the Company Proposal, shall be established under the Authority’s Series 2010 Local Unit Renewable Energy Program for an initial term no greater than 15 years, simultaneously with, or prior to the issuance of the Series 2010 Bonds;
WHEREAS, the Participant understands and acknowledges that by taking this official action, the Participant intends to participate in the Authority’s Series 2010 Local Unit Renewable Energy Program to fund the Participant Project, and that the Authority is taking several actions in reliance upon such action, including without limitation seeking the required approvals from the Local Finance Board to issue the Series 2010 Bonds, as set forth in the Local Finance Board Application, and proceeding with the issuance of the Company RFP, the selection of the Company, the establishment of the renewable energy pricing under the Company Proposal, and the marketing, sale and issuance of the Series 2010 Bonds; and NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the governing body of the Participant as
Section 1. The Participant believes: (a) it is in the public interest to accomplish such purposes as set forth in the preambles hereof, including the financing of the Participant Project; (b) said purpose is for the health, wealth, convenience or betterment of the inhabitants of the Participant;
(c) the amounts to be expended for said purpose are not unreasonable or exorbitant; and (d) the proposal is an efficient and feasible means of providing services for the needs of the inhabitants of the Participant and will not create an undue financial burden to be placed upon the Participant.
Section 2. The Garwood Board of Education and Mr.
Thomas Spera, Supervisor of Building and Grounds are each hereby severally authorized to assist the Authority with the preparation and submission of the Local Finance Board Application for the purpose of financing the Participant Project through the issuance of the Series 2010 Bonds, and to take all action necessary, desirable, or convenient in connection therewith. Accordingly, the Authorized Officers, and any consultants of their choosing, shall, if necessary, represent the Participant at any public hearing held by the Local Finance Board in connection with the Local Finance Board Application.