Borough of Brielle, NJ
| January 3, 2006
January 2, 2006
MINUTES JANUARY 3rd, 2006 ORGANIZATION MEETING START: 5:30 P.M.
PRESENT: MAYOR NICOL, COUNCIL-PRESIDENT SCOTT, COUN. GARRUZZO, LENZEN, NOLAN & SHAAK.
ABSENT: COUN. BOLGER
Mayor Nicol announced that Councilmember Shaak had taken his oath of office.
Mayor Nicol opened the meeting with a silent prayer and a salute to the flag.
Mayor Nicol then advised that Robert’s Rules of Order would be employed to determine all parliamentary questions not specifically provided for.
Mayor Nicol then opened the floor to nominations for Council-President.
Nominations were opened on a motion by Coun. Lenzen, seconded by Coun. Shaak.
Coun. Lenzen nominated Coun. Scott seconded by Coun. Garruzzo.
There being no further nomination, nominations were closed on a motion by Coun. Lenzen, seconded by Coun. Nolan.
Coun. Lenzen moved to elect Coun. Scott Council-President, the motion was seconded by Coun. Nolan; all aye. None opposed.
Council-President Scott thanked her colleagues and promised to do her best. She then announced the 2006 Committee Assignments (see insertion).
Mayor Nicol then announced the 2006 professional appointments:
Municipal Prosecutor James W. Holzapfel, Citta, Holzapfel,
& Labor Counsel & Zabarsky & Simon
Borough Attorney Nicholas Montenegro/Montenegro, Thompson Montenegro & Genz
Borough Engineer Alan P. Hilla, Jr./Birdsall Engineering
Borough Auditor Robert Hulsart, Inc.
Bond Counsel McLaughlin Gelson, LLC
Assistant Prosecutor James D. Carton IV
Public Defender Gregory P. McGurkin
Mayor Nicol then announced that all professional appointments were subject to a professional service contract.
Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan, introduced Resolution 06-0 1 to appoint Timothy Shaak as Emergency Management Coordinator. Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Lenzen, Nolan, & Scott all aye; no nays. Passed.
Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Lenzen, introduced Resolution 06-02 (see insertion). Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Lenzen, Nolan, Scott & Shaak all aye; no nays. Passed.
On a motion by Coun. Lenzen, seconded by Coun. Garruzzo, all tenured and non-annual appointments, now held by Borough employees were confirmed; all aye.
On a motion by Coun. Lenzen, seconded by Coun. Nolan, the membership rosters of Brielle First Aid Squad and Brielle Fire Company No. 1 were confirmed; all aye.
Mayor Nicol then announced the annual appointments:
Borough Administrator Thomas F. Nolan
Officer to Issue Certificates of Liability Thomas F. Nolan
Relocation Officer Thomas F. Nolan
Commissioner of Insurance Thomas F. Nolan
Fire Protection Official Albert P. Ratz
Fire Sub-Code Official Albert P. Ratz
Construction Code Official Albert P. Ratz
Zoning Officer Albert P. Ratz
Building Inspector Albert P. Ratz
Plumbing Inspector Robert A. Gaestel, Jr.
Electrical Inspector Michael Sullivan
Deputy Emergency Management Coord. Michael W. Palmer
Heritage Committee/Borough Historian John E. Belding
Registrar/Sec. Board of Health Karen S. Brisben
Deputy Registrar/Sec. Board of Health Colleen Castronova
Deputy Borough Clerk Karen S. Brisben
Mercantile Officer James Langenberger
Code Enforcement Officer James Langenberger
Water Sewer Rent Collector Colleen Castronova
Animal Control Official Colleen Castronova
Assistant Clerks Financial Services Karen S. Brisben
Assistant Water/Sewer Rent Collector Sherri Hopkins
Detective (Serves @ discretion of Chief) James Stewart
Safety Coordinator Robert McArthur
Deputy Safety Coordinator Jeffrey Weiss
Coun. Shaak, seconded by Coun. Lenzen introduced Resolution 06-03 to confirm the foregoing appointments. Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Lenzen, Nolan, Scott & Shaak all aye; no nays. Passed.
Mayor Nicol then announced the appointments to the various Boards & Commissions of the Borough for terms that expired on December 31st, 2005.
Board of Adjustment
Tim Sigler Member (09)
Nicholas Stango Member (09)
Terre E. Vitale, Member (07) (Unexpired Term)
John V. Visceglia Alternate #1(06)
Thomas B. Nicol Member Class 1 (06)
Frank A. Garruzzo Member Class 11(06)
Thomas F. Nolan Member Class III (06)
Thomas Heavey Member Class IV (09)
James P. Mannion Member Class IV (09)
Gina R. Murdoch Alternate #1(07)
Community Development Block Grant Committee
Cory Lakin Member (06)
Timothy Shaak Member (06)
Ann D. Scott Member (06)
Darcy Garruzzo Member (06)
Robert McArthur Member (06)
Thomas F. Nolan Representative (06)
Karen S. Brisben Alternate Representative (06)
Catherine Oliver Member (08)
Robert Houseal Member (08)
Malcolm Brown Alternate #1(07)
Annette G. Kavanagh Alternate #2 (07)
Shade Tree Commission
Kathy Schmidt Member (08)
Board of Recreation
Sharon Emich Member (08)
Gary Pstrak Member (08)
Marty Quigley Member (06) Unexpired Term
Sherri Hopkins Associate/Recording Secretary (06)
Hope Lauria Associate (06)
Laura Abradabro Associate (06)
Denise Lembo Associate (06)
Janice Feldstedt Associate (06)
Dave Richardson Associate (06)
Julia Barnes Associate (06)
Kevin Kinneally Associate (06)
Kerri Marotta Associate (06)
The appointments were approved on a motion by Coun. Lenzen, seconded by Coun. Garruzzo.
Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Shaak moved Resolution 06-04 (see insertion). Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Lenzen, Nolan, Scott & Shaak all aye; no nays. Passed.
Coun. Lenzen, seconded by Coun. Nolan moved Resolution 06-05 (see insertion). Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Lenzen, Nolan, Scott & Shaak all aye; no nays. Passed.
Coun. Lenzen, seconded by Coun. Garruzzo moved Resolution 06-06 (see insertion). Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Lenzen, Nolan, Scott & Shaak all aye; no nays. Passed.
Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan moved Resolution 06-07 (see insertion). Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Lenzen, Nolan, Scott & Shaak all aye; no nays. Passed.
Coun. Lenzen, seconded by Coun. Shaak, introduced Resolution 06-08 (see insertion). Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Lenzen, Nolan, Scott & Shaak all aye; no nays. Passed.
Coun. Lenzen, seconded by Coun. Garruzzo moved Resolution 06-09 to authorize the Administrator, with the consent of the Mayor and the Council Committee Chairman who has jurisdiction over the department to hire Temporary/Part-Time help on an “as Needed Basis”. Coun. Garruzzo, Lenzen, Nolan, Scott & Shaak all aye; no nays. Passed.
Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Lenzen introduced Resolution 06-10 (see insertion). Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Lenzen, Nolan, Scott & Shaak all aye; no nays. Passed.
Coun. Lenzen, seconded by Coun. Nolan, introduced Resolution 06-11 (see insertion). Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Lenzen, Nolan, Scott & Shaak; all aye; no nays. Passed.
Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Lenzen, introduced Resolution 06-12, to memorialize the extension of the sick time provisions of the Teamsters Contract to non-union personnel. Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Lenzen, Nolan, Scott & Shaak all aye; no nays. Passed.
The Chair then recognized Coun. Scott who advised the council that that the thing she likes most about the reorganization meeting is that it signals the beginning of a new council year. It not only gives us the opportunity to look back on some of our accomplishments, but more importantly to look forward to ways in which we might do things better. “As you know, good open communication with the public has been a high priority of mine since I took office 25 years ago. The newsletter and the Web site are two concreted examples, and I think we can agree that there Page 5
has been continued improvement with both those media. But I also have tried to be available to the public to respond to their concerns. And then there is the matter of good communication among the council members themselves. There’s always room for improvement, in all areas, and that is something I will keep in mind this year”.
Coun. Scott also cited her tenure as Chairman of Public Works; she enjoyed the position and chairing the Public Works Department, primarily because of the professionalism of Superintendent Bill Burkhardt and Assistant Superintendent Bob McArthur, and the crew. The work is varied, necessary and not without challenges. Her commitment to recycling made the department a natural for her, and she hoped this year to expand our recycling effort in areas outside the home. Coun. Scott ended by saying, she’s ready to go and looks forward to this New Year.
Coun. Shaak wished everyone a Happy, Healthy New Year and thanked the people of Brielle for giving him a second term. Coun. Shaak looked forward to the challenges that lay ahead and he congratulated Paul Capotorto on his appointment as Municipal Court Judge and extended his congratulations to his wife Sally; he added that Brielle could not have found a better candidate.
Coun. Garruzzo looked forward to a positive year and pledged to continue to provide a positive quality of life for all Brielle residents while continuing to seek joint ventures with other communities such as Manasquan and Sea Girt in an effort to save tax dollars while maintaining the vital public services the Borough residents depend upon.
Coun. Nolan stated that he too believed in open communication and he too congratulated Judge Capotorto and said he looked forward to seeing him on many future occasions, but not from the wrong side of the bench.
Coun. Lenzen read the Annual Court Report into the record (see insertion) and then congratulated Judge Capotorto on his appointment; he added that the report demonstrated that Brielle had a very active Police Force. The force was aggressive, but fair and honest and they would keep Judge Capotorto busy.
The Chair recognized John Belding who thanked the Council for his appointment as Borough Historian. He quipped that it is immoral as he enjoyed the job so much. Mr. Belding asked Council’s permission to delay the annual photograph until newly elected Councilman Richard J. Bolger was able to take his seat. Council readily concurred.
Mr. Belding also took this opportunity to invite the public to his office where every Brielle article from the Coast Star newspaper was readily available for their perusal going back to 1998 when he was first made Borough Historian.
Dave Dupre, 1016 Riverview Drive, asked about the status of the revaluation? The Administrator advised that it had to be completed by October and he was awaiting a status report from the Tax Assessor.
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Jessie Eubank, 45D Mount Laurel Lane, asked if anyone had heard from Councilman Bolger?
Mayor Nicol advised that he had received a communication from Mrs. Bolger before Christmas indicating that he was ill, but there had been no official contact. Ms. Eubank stated that she had been calling his home, but he had not answered.
There being no further public comment the meeting was adjourned at 5:55 p.m. on a motion by Coun. Lenzen, seconded by Coun. Garruzzo.
Approved: January 9th, 2006 ______________________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Date: January 3rd, 2006
BE IT RESOLVED. THAT EACH MONDAY NIGHT, OF EACH MONTH, IN THE CALENDAR YEAR 2006, WITH EXCEPTIONS NOTED, BE DESIGNATED AS MEETING NIGHTS OF THE MAYOR & COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE, WITH MEETINGS TO BE HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS OF THE BOROUGH HALL, 601 UNION LANE, BRIELLE. NEW JERSEY.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, THAT REGULAR BUSINESS MEETINGS SHALL BE SCHEDULED FOR THE 2ND AND FOURTH MONDAYS AT 7:30 P.M. EXCEPT MONDAY HOLIDAYS, WHEN SAID MEETINGS SHALL BE ON THE SECOND AND FOURTH TUESDAY, AND
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, THAT THE WORK SESSION SHALL BE HELD ON THE 2ND AND FOURTH MONDAYS OF EACH MONTH AT 7:30 P.M., EXCEPT MONDAY HOLIDAYS, WHEN SAID SESSIONS SHALL BE ON THE 2ND AND FOURTH TUESDAY, SAID TIME BEING SUBJECT TO A LATER STARTING TIME BASED ON THE VOLUME OF BUSINESS AND WITH FORTY-EIGHT HOUR NOTICE BEING GIVEN THROUGH THE DISSEMINATION OF THE AGENDA.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, THAT THE PUBLIC WILL NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE WORK SESSION, BUT MAY BE PRESENT AND LISTEN. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION SHALL BE PERMITTED AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE WORK SESSION, BUT SHALL BE LIMITED TO THOSE MATTERS DISCUSSED AT THE WORK SESSION. THE PUBLIC MAY, AT REGULAR MEETINGS, PARTICIPATE AT SUCH TIME OR TIMES, AS SET FORTH ON THE AGENDA, FOR THAT PARTICULAR MEETING, OR, WITH THE PERMISSION OF THE PRESIDING OFFICER, AND
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, THAT THE ANNUAL NOTICE SCHEDULE AND 48 HOUR NOTICE” BE FORWARDED TO THE NEWSPAPERS DESIGNATED THE OFFICIAL NEWSPAPERS FOR THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE AS SET FORTH UNDER CHAPTER 321, P.U. 1975 “OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS ACT”.
Date: January 3rd, 2006
WHEREAS, THE EFFICIENT MANAGEMENT OF BOROUGH AFFAIRS REQUIRES THE ESTABLISHMENT AND/OR MAINTENANCE OF VARIOUS BANK ACCOUNTS AND PROCEDURES FOR HANDLING FUNDS,
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE AS FOLLOWS:
1. THE FOLLOWING BANKS, OR THEIR SUCCESSORS, SHALL BE DESIGNATED DEPOSITORIES: P.N.C. BANK/MANASQUAN BRANCH, BANK OF AMERICA/BRIELLE BRANCH, NEW JERSEY CASH MANAGEMENT FUND, ALLAIRE COMMUNITY BANK, WALL.
2. ALL EXISITING ACCOUNTS SHALL BE CONTINUED SUBJECT TO FURTHER RESOLUTION.
3. THE MAYOR, BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR & CHIEF FINANCE OFFICER SHALL CONTINUE TO BE SIGNATORIES ON ALL ACCOUNTS.
4. THE MAYOR & COUNCIL HEREBY ADOPT THE ANNUAL CASH MANAGEMENT PLAN AND SHALL ADHEAR TO THE PRECEPTS OF SAME. SAID PLAN IS ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF C.M.F.O.
WHEREAS, N.J.S.A. 54:4-67, AS AMENDED, PROVIDES THAT A MUNICIPALITY MAY FIX THE INTEREST RATE TO BE CHARGED FOR THE DELINQUENT PAYMENT OF TAXES OF ASSESSMENTS AND FIX DUE DATES.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, THAT A GRACE PERIOD NOT TO EXCEED TEN (10) DAYS BE PERMITTED AFTER EACH QUARTERLY DUE DATE, FEBRUARY 1ST. MAY 1ST.AUGUST 1ST & NOVEMBER 1ST, AND THAT THE RATE OF EIGHT (8) PERCENT (%) PER ANNUM BE CHARGED ON THE FIRST $1,500.00 OF THE DELIQUENCY AND EIGHTEEN (18) PERCENT (%) PER ANNUM BE CHARGED ON THE AMOUNT IN EXCESS OF $1,500.00 WITH THE DELINQUENT INTEREST RATE RETROACTIVE TO THE AFORESAID DUE DATES FOR THE YEAR 2006.
Date: 3rd January 2006
WHEREAS, THE EFFICIENT MANAGEMENT OF BOROUGH AFFAIRS REQUIRES THE
ESTABLISHMENT AND/OR MAINTENANCE OF A PETTY CASH FUND & A PETTY CASH CHECKING ACCOUNT, AND CHANGE DRAWS FOR THE ANIMAL CONTROL IN THE AMOUNT OF $75.00 & GENERAL FUND ACCOUNTS, IN THE AMOUNT OF $50.00, AND THE WATERISEWER & TAX ACCOUNTS, IN THE AMOUNT OF $100.00,
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, THAT THE BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO ESTABLISH A PETTY CASH FUND IN THE AMOUNT OF $150.00 AND A PETTY CASH CHECKING ACCOUNT IN THE AMOUNT OF $200.00, AS WELL AS THE AFOREMENTIONED “CHANGE DRAWS”.
BE IT RESOLVED, THAT THE FOLOWING NEWSPAPERS SHALL BE DESIGNATED AS OFFICIAL NEWSPAPERS FOR THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE FOR THE YEAR 2006.
ASBURY PARK PRESS NEPTUNE
NEWARK STAR LEDGER NEWARK
THE COAST STAR MANASQUAN
Resolution No: 06-11
Date: January 3rd, 2006
RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE
Whereas, the Borough of Brielle has been formed in accordance with the applicable State Statutes, and
Whereas, the Governing Body has an obligation to provide for municipal court services, and such services require the appointment of a Municipal Court Judge, and
Whereas, Paul J. Capotorto is eminently qualified to serve as Municipal Court Judge for the Borough of Brielle.
Now Therefore Be It Resolved, that Paul J. Capotorto is hereby appointed to serve Brielle as Municipal Court Judge for a three year term to commence on January 1st, 2006 and end on December 31st, 2008,
Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Lenzen, Nolan, Scott & Shaak; all aye. No nays. None abstained.
Absent: Coun. Bolger.
I, Thomas F. Nolan, Clerk of the Borough of Brielle do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of a resolution passed by the Brielle Mayor & Council at a meeting held on January 3rd, 2006.
Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 4th day of January 2006.
Thomas F. Nolan
ANNUAL COUNCIL MEETINGS DATES FOR 2006
JANUARY 9th JULY 10th
JANUARY 23rd JULY 24th
FEBRUARY 13th AUGUST 14th
FEBRUARY 27th AUGUST 28th
MARCH 13th SEPTEMBER 11th
MARCH 27th SEPTEMBER 25th
APRIL 10th OCTOBER 9th
APRIL 24th OCTOBER 23rd
MAY 8th NOVEMBER 13th
MAY 22nd NOVEMBER 27th
JUNE 12th DECEMBER 11th
JUNE 26th DECEMBER 26th (TUESDAY)
Date: 3rd January 2006
2006 Council Committees
Committee Chair Functions Members
Personnel Nolan Administration
Board of Health
Budget & Finance Garruzzo Budget/Finance
Tax Assessor! Collector
Public Safety Police Bolger
Municipal Court Shaak
Development Shaak Planning Board Garruzzo
Board of Adjustment Scott
Public Works Scott Streets and Roads Garruzzo
Buildings and Grounds
Public Resources Bolger Water & Sewer Nolan
Shade Tree Scott