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January 23, 2006

October 27 2006

January 23, 2006

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MINUTES JANUARY 23rd, 2006 WORK SESSION START: 7:30P.M.

PRESENT: Mayor Nicol, Coun. Garruzzo, Lenzen, Nolan, Scott & Shaak. Attorney Montenegro & Administrator Nolan.

ABSENT: Coun. Bolger.

Mayor Nicol convened the work session in compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act and recognized the Administrator who advised the Council that he was pleased to report that he had received a communication from Councilman Richard Bolger and copies of the letter addressed to Mayor & Council were on the dais.

Councilman Bolger had taken the oath of office and he expected to be released from the hospital later this week. His prognosis was good and he looked forward to assuming his duties in the near future.

The session was adjourned at 7:31 p.m. on a motion by Coun. Lenzen seconded by Coun. Garruzzo.




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MINUTES JANUARY 23rd, 2006 MEETING START: 7:32 P.M.

PRESENT: MAYOR NICOL, COUN. GARRUZZO, LENZEN, NOLAN, SCOTT & SHAAK ATTORNEY MONTENEGRO & ADMINISTRATOR NOLAN.

ABSENT: COUN. BOLGER.

After a moment of silent prayer and a salute to the flag, Mayor Nicol opened the meeting in compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act and asked for a motion, made by Coun. Shaak and seconded by Coun. Nolan, to accept and file the Minutes of the January 9th, 2006 Meeting. Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Lenzen, Nolan, Scott & Shaak; all aye.

Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan, introduced Resolution 06-13 for passage of the Consent Agenda.

RESOLUTIONS
06-18-A to waive the Food Handler License fee for the Brielle Elementary School.
06-18-B to waive the Food Handler License fee for Brielle Fire Company No. 1.
06-18-C to authorize the Municipal Clerk to issue the 2006 Food Handler Licenses.
06-18-D (see insertion).
06-18-E to amend the 2006 Temporary Budget and authorize the transfer of $5,238.51 from the Monmouth County Improvement Authority appropriation to SMRSA $683.72 and to create a new appropriation, Infiltration /Inflow Remediation, in the amount of $4,554.79.
06-18-F (see insertion).

MOTIONS

None

All matters listed above were considered to be routine in nature by Council and were enacted by one resolution. Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Lenzen, Nolan, Scott & Shaak; all aye. No nays. Passed. (Note: Coun. Shaak abstained on Resolution 06-18-B).

Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Lenzen introduced Resolution 06-19 TO TRANSFER FUNDS. (see insertion). Vote: Garruzzo, Lenzen, Nolan, Scott & Shaak; all aye. No nays. Passed.




Resolution No: 06-18-C Date: January 23rd, 2006


BOROUGH OF BRIELLE
RESOLUTION


Whereas, on January 10th, 2006, Georgian Court University, 900 Lakewood, NJ 08701, submitted Raffle Application No. RA-2006-1, for an off-premise raffle, to be held at the Manasquan River Golf Course, on April 24th, 2006 at 8:00pm.
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Whereas, the Brielle Police Department had indicated that it has no objection to granting this License.

Now, Therefore Be It Resolved, that the Governing Body of the Borough of Brielle directs the Business Administrator to sign the Findings and Determination and the Municipal Clerk is to issue the required License on behalf of the Borough.



CERTIFICATION


The foregoing is a true copy of a Resolution passed by the Mayor & Council of the Borough of Brielle at a meeting held at Borough Hall, 601 Union Lane, Brielle, New Jersey, on January 23rd, 2006.

Witness my Hand and Seal of the Borough of Brielle, this 24th day of January 2006.





________________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk




SEAL



Resolution No: 06-18-F Date: January 23rd, 2006


BOROUGH OF BRIELLE
RESOLUTION


Whereas, on January 19th, 2006, St. Marks Altar Rosary Society, 215 Crescent Pkwy, Sea Girt, NJ 08750, submitted Raffle Application No. RA-2006-2, ID No. 447-1-6617 for an on-premise 50/50 raffle to be held at the Manasquan River Golf Club, 843 Riverview Drive, Brielle NJ 08730 on May 9th, 2006 12noon to 4pm.
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Whereas, the Brielle Police Department had indicated that it has no objection to granting this License.

Now, Therefore Be It Resolved, that the Governing Body of the Borough of Brielle directs the Business Administrator to sign the Findings and Determination and the Municipal Clerk is to issue the required License on behalf of the Borough.



CERTIFICATION


The foregoing is a true copy of a Resolution passed by the Mayor & Council of the Borough of Brielle at a meeting held at Borough Hall, 601 Union Lane, Brielle, New Jersey, on January 23rd, 2006.

Witness my Hand and Seal of the Borough of Brielle, this 24th day of January 2006.





________________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk




SEAL



RESOLUTION NO.

BOROUGH OF BRIELLE
COUNTY OF MONMOUTH

WHEREAS, 40A-58 provides for making transfers between Budget appropriation Reserve Accounts during the months of January, February and March. and

WHEREAS, it has become necessary at this time to expend funds in excess of the sums appropriated for the purposes specified in the 2005 Budget. and

WHEREAS, the Governing body may, by Resolution, transfer an existing excess to an appropriation deemed insufficient,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED (no less that 2/3 of the full membership of the governing body affirmatively confirming), that the following transfers be made between the appropriation accounts in the 2005
Budget:

From:
Health Contract $ 1,000.00
Sanitation, S/W 3,700.00
Engineer. O/E 1,500.00
Legal O/E 250.00
Total $ 6,450.00

To:
Sanitation, Recycling O/E $ 6,450.00

From:

Water/Sewer Capital Outlay $ 2,500.00

To:

Water/Sewer Other Expenses $ 2,500.00


Approved: 01/23/06





DEPARTMENT OF POLICE
BOROUGH OF BRIELLE

MICHAEL W. PALMER
CHIEF OF POLICE

BRIELLE POLICE DEPAR TMENT
ANNUAL REPORT
2005

CASE NUMBERS INITIATED 3,973
ADULT ARRESTS 219
JUVENILE ARRESTS 17
MAJOR CRIMES INVESTIGATED 228
MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT INVESTIGATIONS 132
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE 29
MOTOR VEHICLE SUMMONSES ISSUED 2419

MAJOR CRIME ARRESTS:

DWI ARRESTS 101
CDS ARRESTS 15
BURGLARY ARRESTS 3
AGG. CRIMINAL SEX. CONTACT 1
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT ON P0 1
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT 3
SIMPLE ASSAULT 16
TERRORISTIC THREATS 3
MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT 1
TOTAL MONIES COLLECTED FINES & COSTS FOR BRIELLE COURT $142,975.85

TOTAL DISCOVERY RECEIPTS COLLECTED IN 2005 -

601 UNION LANE P.O. BOX 445 BRIELLE, N.J. 08730 (732) 528-5050 FAX (732) 528-5057



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Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Shaak, introduced Resolution 06-20 TO PAY BILLS: Be It Resolved, that the following bills be paid and that the Mayor or President of Council be authorized to draw orders on the Chief Municipal Finance Officer, in the amount of same, for payment of the bills of January 23rd, 2006, as reviewed by the Finance Committee and as listed on the Resolution and the Computer Bill List amended thereto. Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Lenzen, Nolan, Scott & Shaak; aye. No nays. Passed.

Mayor Nicol then announced that the time had arrived for a hearing and further consideration of “An Ordinance to Exceed the Municipal Budget Appropriation Limits and to establish a CAP Bank”.

The hearing was opened on a motion by Coun. Lenzen, seconded by Coun. Shaak.

The Administrator explained that the Ordinance permitted the Borough to increase the budget by 3.5% rather than the 2.5% permitted by law. Any surplus funds could be “banked” for use in the 2007 budget. The Administrator also noted that the CPI was 4.5%.

Coun. Nolan asked what happened if the budget increase ended up being 2%. Would the balance of 1.5% be banked? The Administrator said that it would.

Coun. Scott noted that in most years funds were banked and she asked how much was currently in the bank. The Administrator advised approximately $88,000.

There being no further questions, the hearing was closed on a motion by Coun. Lenzen, seconded by Coun. Garruzzo.

Coun. Lenzen, seconded by, Coun. Garruzzo, introduced Resolution 06-21 for passage on second and final reading of the foregoing Ordinance. Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Lenzen, Nolan, Scott & Shaak; all aye. No nays. Passed.

Coun. Lenzen, seconded by, Coun. Nolan, introduced Resolution 06-22 to authorize publication of passage and adoption in the Coast Star according to law. Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Lenzen, Nolan, Scott & Shaak; all aye. No nays. Passed.

Mayor Nicol then called for committee reports and recognized Coun. Scott who advised that there were two errors in the recent Newsletter. In a story about the Riverview Seniors, who took pride in the fact that they receive “no” public funding, the point was made, but the word “no” was inadvertently omitted. Although the point was made again later in the story. Also, Coun. Nolan’s name was omitted and former Councilman Riccio’s name somehow was inserted. Coun. Scott apologized for the errors.

Coun. Scott was also pleased to report that the DPW now, in addition to the red flag that informed the public that the center was closed to permit the loading or unloading of recyclables, had added a clock so that residents would know whether the yard had just closed, or was
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close to reopening. Superintendent Burkhardt interjected that he could not take credit for the idea.

Coun. Scott also cited her attendance at the opening of “A Time For Me”, a woman’s cancer center where volunteers, some former cancer victims, provided counseling for women with the disease. Coun. Scott said the center, located on Highway #71 in the Professional Complex, was a high class operation. Coun. Scott added that the owner of the building had offered the suite to the group rent free for ten years and had donated $10,000 to provide the furnishings. Coun. Scott described the suite as peaceful and serene.

In closing Coun. Scott advised the Council that she and Coun. Nolan, as members of the Public Resources Committee, would fill in for Coun. Bolger until he could assume his duties. Coun. Scott would attend the Library Association meetings while Coun. Nolan would attend Recreation. She added that she would contact Coun. Bolger and share any information with him.

Coun. Shaak cited the demolition of Hoffman’s Marina and the fact that new condominium units would soon replace what had become an eyesore. He also thanked the owner for permitting the Fire Company to use the marina for training purposes during the demolition.

Coun. Nolan advised that the Monmouth Regional Health Commission No. 1 had conducted a rabies clinic at the Fire House on January 17th, Ninety-two dogs and twenty-four cats were vaccinated, an increase of 30% over the 2005 clinic.

Coun. Nolan added that he would be meeting with the Recreation Commission to finalize the plan to clean-up the Brielle Beach area. Referring to an issue raised at the January 9th meeting, he advised George Sevastakis that he had a copy of the State Statue (39:4-98) on speed limits and would be pleased to provide him with a copy.

Coun. Garruzzo had no report, but he reminded the public that Assemblyman Sean Kean would be holding a meeting on January 24th at 7:00 p.m. at Curtis House.

Coun. Lenzen then gave the 2005 Annual Police Report (see insertion). Coun. Lenzen added that the Police Department had received two citations from the Attorney General’s Office for their participation in the “Click It or Ticket” program, which helped to increase seatbelt usage to 86%, and the “You Drink, You Drive, You Lose” program which helped to reduce the number of drivers operating under the influence.

Turning to the issue of the speed limit on Higgins Avenue, Coun. Lenzen advised that the Borough Engineer had informed the Police that, because Higgins Avenue was intersected by two state highways (Route #35 & #71), NJDOT approval was needed before lowering the speed limit. Coun. Nolan interjected that he had also researched the matter and this was correct. Coun. Lenzen advised that Traffic Safety Officer Kitchenman had been directed to pursue the matter with NJDOT.

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Before opening the meeting to the public Mayor Nicol observed that it was Mr. Dupre’s birthday. When asked his age Mr. Dupre declared “thirty-two”.

Janice Wurfel, 506 Green Avenue, praised Coun. Scott for the excellent job she did on the Newsletter.

Jessie Eubank, 45 D Mountain Laurel Lane, asked how much the fees were for the Food handler’s permits.

The Administrator informed her that it was based on square footage. Bogan’s Diner paid a fee of $50.00, while the River Queen paid $200.00.

Ms. Eubank asked if the waivers granted to the school and Fire Company meant that they would not be inspected?

The Administrator advised that they would both be inspected by the MRHC#1. He noted that the Borough no longer had a Board of Health so all health related services were contracted out to the MRHC#1. As Municipal Clerk he simply took care of the paperwork required to ensure that all fees were paid.

Ms. Eubank asked who received the fees? The Administrator replied “the Borough of Brielle”.

George Sevastakis, 408 Higgins Avenue, thanked Council for researching the lowering of speed limits on Higgins Avenue, but asked if they were going to continue the process?

The response was “yes”.

There being no further comments the meeting was adjourned at 7:55 p.m. on a motion by Coun. Lenzen, seconded by Coun. Shaak.





Approved: 13th February 2006 _________________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk

 

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