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February 27, 2006

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February 27, 2006

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MINUTES FEBRUARY 27th, 2006 WORK SESSION START: 7:30P.M.

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

ABSENT: Coun. Nolan.

Mayor Nicol convened the work session in compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act and recognized the Administrator who asked the Council for permission to add a resolution to the Consent Agenda re: New Jersey Transit Permit and he also requested an Executive Session to discuss contract negotiations and potential lease of municipal property.

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





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MINUTES FEBRUARY 27th, 2006 MEETING START: 7:32 P.M.

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

ABSENT: Coun. Nolan.

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. Lenzen, to accept and file the Minutes of the February 13th, 2006 Meeting. Vote: Coun. Bolger, Garruzzo, Lenzen, Scott & Shaak; all aye.

Coun. Lenzen, seconded by Coun. Garruzzo, introduced Resolution 06-32 for passage of the Consent Agenda.

RESOLUTIONS
06-32-A (see insertion)
06-32-B to authorize the Mayor to execute Change Order No. 1 re: Salt Dome Improvements for a reduction in price of $2,298.45.
06-32-C to authorize the Mayor & Clerk to execute a New Jersey Transit Permit to permit River Vue @, Hoffman’s Marina to extend a municipal water main under the Green Avenue Railroad Tracks.

MOTIONS

None

All matters listed above were considered to be routine in nature by Council and were enacted by one resolution. Vote: Coun. Bolger, Garruzzo, Lenzen, Scott & Shaak; all aye. No nays. Passed. Mayor Nicol then appointed Coun. Shaak to the Finance Committee for purposes of this Meeting.

Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Lenzen, introduced Resolution 06-33 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 February 27th, 2006, as reviewed by the Finance Committee and as listed on the Resolution and the Computer Bill List amended thereto. Vote: Coun. Bolger, Garruzzo, Lenzen, Scott & Shaak; aye. No nays. Passed.





Resolution No: 06-32-A.
Date: February 27th, 2006

Borough of Brielle Resolution

WHEREAS, there has been an overpayment of taxes on property known as Block 8, Lot 6.37, 6 Sequoia Court, owned by Edwin and Debra Gregory, and

WHEREAS, the homeowner has requested that this overpayment be refunded back to them,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that a check be drawn in the amount of $1,993.10 and refunded back to Mr. and Mrs. Gregory for reimbursement of the tax overpayment.

Approved: February 27, 2006





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Mayor Nicol then announced that the time had arrived for a hearing and further consideration of “An Ordinance to Amend Chapter Sixteen of the Code of the Borough of Brielle Entitled “Streets & Sanitation”.

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

The Administrator explained that the ordinance would give the Public Works Superintendent greater enforcement authority relative to violations of the leaf and brush collection schedules.

Coun. Scott added that it also enhanced his authority regarding the mandatory separation of leaves and brush and she cited the fact the at one point last December two machines were out of service as a result of clogged hoses due to brush being mixed with leaves.

The hearing was closed on a motion by Coun. Lenzen, seconded by Coun. Garruzzo.

Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by, Coun. Lenzen, introduced Resolution 06-34 for passage on second and final reading of the foregoing Ordinance. Vote: Coun. Bolger, Garruzzo, Lenzen, Scott & Shaak; all aye. No nays. Passed.

Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by, Coun. Lenzen, introduced Resolution 06-35 to authorize publication of passage and adoption in the Coast Star according to law. Vote: Coun. Bolger, Garruzzo, Lenzen, Scott & Shaak: all aye. No nays. Passed.

Mayor Nicol then announced that the time had arrived for a hearing and further consideration of "An Ordinance to Amend Chapter Thirteen of the Code of the Borough of Brielle Entitled “Parks & Recreational Facilities”.

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

The Administrator explained that the ordinance banned skate boards from three specific surfaces in Brielle Park, the tennis courts, shuffle board courts and the bocce courts. The ordinance had the support of the Brielle Board of Recreation and was not an outright ban on skateboards. The intent was to preserve the surfaces of three courts that were vulnerable to abuse.

The hearing was closed on a motion by Coun. Scott, seconded by Coun. Lenzen.

Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Lenzen, introduced Resolution 06-36 for passage on second and final reading. Vote: Coun. Bolger, Garruzzo, Lenzen, Scott & Shaak; all aye. No nays. Passed.

Coun. Lenzen, seconded by Coun. Garruzzo, introduced Resolution 06-37 to authorize publication of passage and adoption in the Coast Star according to law. Vote: Coun. Bolger, Garruzzo, Lenzen, Scott & Shaak; all aye. No nays. Passed.

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Mayor Nicol then called for Committee Reports and recognized Coun. Scott. Coun.
Scott cited her attendance at the Monmouth County Solid Waste Advisory Council’s Fifth Annual Awards Presentation where Brielle received a plaque in recognition of the Borough’s outstanding efforts in providing comprehensive municipal collection and drop-off facilities for both residents and businesses. This had resulted in a recycling rate in excess of 60%. SWAC also cited Brielle’s Newsletter which disseminated public information and assisted in Brielle’s maintaining a recycling rate of 60% since 2000.

Coun. Scott advised the public of a recent communication from the NJDEP which lamented the fact that New Jersey mandated recycling rate of 50% had fallen to 35% statewide. The NJDEP intended to address that problem through increased enforcement. In Brielle, Coun. Scott hoped to increase an already outstanding recycling rate through education and encouragement. In closing Coun. Scott noted that at the banquet Superintendent William Burkhardt was recognized as one of seven Certified Recycling Professionals in Monmouth County, a county with 53 municipalities. Coun. Scott added that Brielle does so well recycling because we have the “best at the top”.

Coun. Bolger had no report, but he thanked his fellow Public Resources Committee members, Coun. Scott & Nolan for the time they spent bringing him up to speed on committee issues. Coun. Bolger also thanked Finance Chairman Garruzzo for taking time to review the budget process with him. Coun. Garruzzo noted that he was pleased to do so.

Coun. Shaak advised the public that Assemblyman Steve Corodemus would present a seminar on the revaluation process at the Curtis House on Tuesday March 14th between the hours of 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. Professionals would be on hand to answer questions. Coun. Shaak also cited his attendance at the installation of the new Freeholder Anna Little who he said appeared energetic and anxious to work for the people of Monmouth County.

Coun. Garruzzo and Lenzen having no reports, Mayor Nicol opened the meeting to the public and recognized Jessie Eubank, 45 D Mount Laurel lane, who asked Council what, with summer fast approaching, they planned to do about the proliferation of advertising signs, in particular inflated beer cans, which she felt was a blight on the Borough.

Coun. Lenzen stated that he had already had a discussion with Tony Grieco of Grieco Beverages on that very subject and he anticipated an improvement.

Ms. Eubank also had an inquiry as to whether or not the Administrator had met with the Trustees of Barclay Woods regarding municipal services?

Mr. Nolan advised that he had and he termed the dialogue “on-going”. In response to a direct question about snow removal both the Administrator, Coun. Lenzen and Attorney Montenegro pointed out that the streets at Barclay Woods were undersized and therefore the Borough had opted not to plough them. Under the terms of the Municipal Services Act the Borough had to provide monetary compensation in lieu of service, but back in 1990 the Association Trustees had Page 30 27th February 2006

opted to take compensation in another form. The Borough had agreed to separate metering of Barclay Wood’s sprinkling system. Nolan also pointed out that if the Borough had opted to plow they would have only been obligated to plow the streets and not remove the snow. Given the number of cul-de-sacs at the complex this would be onerous to the residents who would be plowed in.

Jean Holmes, 407 Riverview Lane, returned to the theme of signs and cited a giant inflatable whiskey bottle that appeared from time to time at Simko’s. The Administrator advised that Coun. Scott had brought these matters to his attention and he had directed the Code Enforcement Officer and the Zoning Officer to meet with the Chamber of Commerce and make them aware of the problems and the Borough’s concerns.

There being no further public comment, Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Lenzen introduced Resolution 06-38 to authorize an Executive Session. Vote: Coun. Bolger, Garruzzo, Lenzen, Scott & Shaak; all aye. No nays. Passed.

Whereas, the Open Public Meetings Act permits the exclusion of the Public format meeting in certain circumstances; and Whereas, the Borough Council of the Borough of Brielle is of the opinion that such circumstances currently exist. Now Therefore Be It Resolved, by the Borough Council of the Borough of Brielle, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey, on February 27th, 2006, as follows:

1. The Public shall be excluded from discussion of and action upon the hereinafter specified subject matters.

2. The general nature of the subject matter to be discussed is as follows:
“Contracts & Potential lease of Borough Property”.

3. It is anticipated at this time that the above stated subject matters will be made public in the near future.

The Executive Session began at 8:04 p.m. and ended at 8:48 p.m. The session was adjourned on a motion by Coun. Lenzen, seconded by Coun. Shaak.

Coun. Lenzen, seconded by Coun. Garruzzo, introduced a motion to authorize the Mayor & Administrator proceed to seek to resolve a potential ethics situation as discussed in the Executive Session; all aye. No nays. Passed.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:49 p.m. on a motion by Coun. Lenzen, seconded by Coun. Garruzzo.



Approved: March 13th, 2006. _____________________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk

 

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