Keyport council members approve shared services agreements

KEYPORT – Two Keyport employees will also provide their services to neighboring Union Beach.

During a recent Borough Council meeting, members of the governing body authorized a shared services agreement with Union Beach through which Keyport will provide registrar and deputy registrar of vital statistics services to its neighbor.

According to a resolution, Union Beach requires those services and will use Keyport’s employees to provide them. The agreement will be effective until the end of the year, after which it may be renewed.

Union Beach will pay a $5,150 fee to Keyport for the services of Keyport’s registrar and deputy registrar of vital statistics.

In other business, council members authorized an amended shared services agreement with Freehold Township for licensed operational services for water utilities.

Through the agreement, Keyport will receive certain services from Freehold Township for the remainder of the year, after which the agreement may be renewed.

According to the agreement, Freehold Township will provide Keyport with the services of Timothy Keune, the superintendent of water and sewer, and James Alexander and Christopher Beeh, supervisors of water and sewer.

Keyport will have access to a sewer Jet-Vac truck with a two-man crew at a daily rate of $1,550, and a closed circuit television camera truck at a daily rate of $1,250.

And, council members authorized the hiring of Michael Trapani as a police officer in the Keyport Police Department at a starting salary of $40,978. Trapani will replace Nicholas Scherzinger, who resigned earlier in the year.

Finally, the council authorized the appointment of Chris Leising as a trustee of the Keyport Library Board. He will fulfill an unexpired term on the nine-member board ending Dec. 31, 2022, according to a resolution.