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December 26, 2006

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December 26, 2006

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MINUTES DECEMBER 26th, 2006 WORK SESSION START:5:34PM

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

ABSENT: COUN. SHAAK.

Mayor Nicol convened the work session in compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act and recognized the Administrator who advised the Council that he had nothing to report, but advised an executive session would be needed to discuss contract negotiations.

Mayor Nicol then introduced the public to the new Councilman, Cort W. Gorham.

The work session was adjourned at 5:35 p.m. on a motion by Coun. Scott, seconded by Coun. Nolan.


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MINUTES DECEMBER 26th, 2006 REGULAR MEETING. START: 5:32 P.M.

PRESENT: MAYOR NICOL, COUN. BOLGER, GARRUZZO, GORHAM, NOLAN & SCOTT. ATTORNEY MONTENEGRO & ADMINISTRATOR NOLAN.

ABSENT: COUN. SHAAK.

Mayor Nicol convened the meeting in compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act and asked for a motion, made by Coun. Garruzzo and seconded by Coun. Nolan, to accept and file the minutes of the December 11th, 2006 meeting; all aye. (Note: Coun. Gorham abstained.)

Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Scott, introduced Resolution 06-146 for passage of the Consent Agenda.

Resolutions:

06-146-A (see insertion).
06-146-B to authorize the Mayor & Clerk(s) to execute the 2007 Employment Contracts.
06-146-C (see insertion).
06-146-D (see insertion).
06-l46-E to officially endorse the concept of an Inter-Local Agreement re: Construction Code Services, between the Boroughs of Brielle, Manasquan, Sea Girt, Spring Lake & Spring Lake Heights, and to further authorize the Administrator to seek to finalize the agreement.
06-146-F to renew ROAR Management’s trailer park license for 2007.
06-146-G to extend eligibility for the VSP Eye Care Program, to all full-time employees, at no cost to the Borough.
06-146-H (see insertion).

Motions:

None.

Vote: Coun. Bolger. Garruzzo, Nolan & Scott; all aye. No nays. Coun. Gorham abstained. Passed.

At the request of Coun. Bolger, Resolution 06-146-E was pulled from the consent agenda for discussion. Coun. Bolger felt that it was important that the public be made aware of this agreement as it was an indication of how serious the Governing Body was in the pursuit of shared service agreements which promised to ease the property tax burden on the public.


Resolution No: 06-146-A
Date: December 26th, 2006

Resolution of The Borough Of Brielle

Whereas, the residents of the Borough of Brielle approved a referendum to establish a Length of Service Rewards Program (L.O.S.A.P.) in November 2001, and

Whereas, regulations promulgated by the Division of Local Government Services Department of Community Affairs permits the established point schedule to be modified by resolution of the Governing Body, and

Whereas, the Governing Body of the Borough of Brielle believes that it is appropriate to modify the existing schedule as per the recommendation of the Brielle First Aid Squad & Brielle Fire Company No. 1.

Now Therefore Be It Resolved, that the Governing Body of the Borough of Brielle hereby adopts a new point schedule for the L.O.S.A.P Program, said schedule being amended to this resolution.

_________________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk




RESOLUTION NO: 06-146-C
DATE: DECEMBER 26th, 2006


BOROUGH OF BRIELLE RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE HAS INTRODUCED AND ADOPTED A SALARY ORDINANCE NO. 961 WHICH ESTABLISHED SALARY RANGES FOR ALL OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE, TO BE EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1st, 2007, AND

WHEREAS, THE SALARY ORDINANCE ESTABLISHED A RANGE FOR EMPLOYEE SALARIES AND LOCAL FISCAL AFFAIRS LAW REQUIRES THAT THE ACTUAL BASE SALARY TO BE PAID TO EACH INDIVIDUAL EMPLOYEE MUST BE APPROVED BY THE GOVERNING BODY.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, THAT THE FOLLOWING SALARIES SHALL CONSTITUTE THE BASE SALARIES FOR THE FOLLOWING EMLOYEES (EXCLUSIVE OF POLICE WHO RECEIVE ADDITIONAL RENUMERATION AS PER CONTRACT BASED ON TERM OF SERVICE “LONGEVITY”.

CHIEF OF POLICE 132,633.00
LIEUTENANT 102,635.00
SERGEANT 96,594.00
PATROLMAN FIRST CLASS 89,942.00
PATROLMAN SECOND CLASS 72,767.00
PATROLMAN THIRD CLASS 58,416.00
PATROLMAN FOURTH CLASS 54,666.00
PATROLMAN FIFTH CLASS 45,500.00
PATROLMAN SIXTH CLASS 32,500.00
PATROLMAN PROBATIONARY 30,000.00
DETECTIVE 600.00
POLICE RECORDS CLERK 20,760.00
CRIME PREVENTION OFFICER 500.00
POLICE MATRON 10.50 PER HR.
BOROUGH ADMINISTRATOR 40,000.00
BOROUGH CLERK 68,839.00
CHIEF FINANCE OFFICER 50,220.00
TAX COLLECTOR 36,500.00
ASSESSOR OF TAXES 22,282.00
CLERK FINANCIAL SERVICES 25,114.00
WATER SEWER COLLECTOR 64,493.00
CLERK FINANCIAL SERVICES
WATER UTILITY 10,000.00
SUPERINTENDENT WATER
UTILITY 98,245.00
SUPERINTENDENT PUBLIC WORKS 1,000.00
ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT
PUBLIC WORKS 57,500.00
RECYCLING COORDINATOR 2,000.00
ASSISTANT RECYCLING
COORDINATOR 1,000.00
SAFETY COORDINATOR 4,000.00
ASSISTANT SAFETY COORDINATOR 1,500.00
MECHANIC 56,000.00
WORKING FOREMAN 500.00
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D.P.W. TIER I 54,000.00
52,000.00
45,000.00
35,000.00
D.P.W. TIER II 25,000.00
RECYCLING TIER 1 48,000.00
35,000.00
RECYCLING TIER II 30,000.00
WATER UTILITY TIER I 45,000.00
37,500.00
PLANNING BOARD SECRETARY 6,032.00
BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT SECRETARY 2,730.00
MAYOR 5,000.00
COUNCILMEMBER 4,500.00
MUNICIPAL JUDGE 30,000.00
FIRE PROTECTION OFFICIAL 9,654.00
FIRE SUB-CODE OFFICIAL 4,278.00
BUILDING SUB-CODE OFFICIAL 3,000.00
ZONING OFFICER 10,000.00*
CONSTRUCTION CODE OFFICIAL 29,782.00
ELECTRICAL INSPECTOR 12,016.00
PLUMBING INSPECTOR 10,000.00-12,000.00*
MERCANTILE OFFICER 3,676.00
CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER 8,586.00

* (Vacant Positions: Salary to be determined.)



_________________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk

RESOLUTION NO: 06-146-D
DATE: DECEMBER 26th, 2006

TEMPORARY BUDGET
BOROUGH OF BRIELLE

WHEREAS, N.J.S. 40A:4-19 OF THE REVISED STATUTES OF NEW JERSEY PROVIDES THAT, WHEN ANY CONTRACTS, COMMITTMENTS OR PAYMENTS ARE TO BE MADE PRIOR TO THE ADOPTION OF THE MUNICIPAL BUDGET, THE GOVERNING BODY SHALL, BY RESOLUTION,ADOPTED PRIOR TO JANUARY 31ST OF THE FISCAL YEAR, MAKE APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE PERIOD BETWEEN THE BEGINNING OF THE FISCAL YEAR AND THE ADOPTION OF THE BUDGET, AND

WHEREAS, THE DATE OF THIS RESOLUTION IS WITHIN THE FIRST THIRTY-ONE DAYS OF JANUARY 2007, AND

WHEREAS, ONE QUARTER (25%) OF THE TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS MADE IN THE 2006 MUNICIPAL BUDGET, EXCLUDING APPROPRIATIONS MADE FOR
INTEREST AND DEBT REDEMPTION CHARGES & CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND IN SAID BUDGET IS THE SUM OF $2,049,146.97.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, THAT THE FOLLOWING TEMPORARY APPROPRIATIONS (THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF WHICH DOES NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT SHOWN IN THE PREAMBLE ABOVE), IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,909,795.82. BE MADE AND A CERTIFIED COPY OF THIS RESOLUTION BE TRANSMITTED TO THE CHIEF FINANCE OFFICER FOR HER RECORDS.

APPROPRIATIONS AMOUNT

GENERAL GOVERNMENT

ADMINISTRATIVE & EXECUTIVE
SALARIES & WAGES 20-120-1 $50,000.00
OTHER EXPENSES 20-120-2 11,250.00
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT 25-252-2 750.00

ASSESSMENT OF TAXES
SALARIES & WAGES 20-150-1 6,250.00
OTHER EXPENSES 20-150-2 2,500.00

COLLECTION OF TAXES
SALARIES & WAGES 20-145-1 9,500.00
OTHER EXPENSES 20-145-2 3,800.00
LEGAL SERVICES 20-155-2 30,000.00
BOROUGH HISTORIAN 150.00

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MUNICIPAL COURT
CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER
SALARIES & WAGES 25-195-1 2,150.00
OTHER EXPENSES 25-195-2 450.00


STREETS & ROADS
SALARIES & WAGES 26-290-1 95,000.00
OTHER EXPENSES 26-290-2 25,000.00
STREET LIGHTING (SEE UTILITIES)
VEHICLE MAINTENANCE 26-315-2 12,000.00

SANITATION

GARBAGE & TRASH REMOVAL
CONTRACTUAL 32-465-2 55,000.00
OTHER TRASH EXPENSES 26-305-2 70,000.00
(INCLUDES RECYCLING OTHER)

HEALTH & WELFARE

BOARD OF HEALTH
SALARIES & WAGES 27-330-1 900.00
OTHER EXPENSES 27-330-2 100.00
HEALTH SERVICES CONTRACTUAL 27-330-2 16,000.00

BOARD OF RECREATION COMMISSIONERS
SALARIES & WAGES 27-345-1 8,750.00
OTHER EXPENSES 27-345-2 8,000.00
MUNICIPAL LAND 1SF 21-180-2 11,000.00
AID TO LIBRARY 29-390-2 32,000.00
ZONING OFFICER 22-187-1
SALARIES & WAGES 22-187-2 10,000.00
OTHER EXPENSES 100.00

DOG REGULATION CONTRACTUAL 27-340-2 2,500.00

CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS

CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND 44-901-2 35,000.00*

STATUTORY EXPENDITURES

CONTRIBUTION TO SOCIAL SECURITY 36-472 65,000.00
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DEBT SERVICE
RECYCLING PROGRAM

RECYCLING
SALARIES & WAGES 32-465-1 35,000.00
UTILITIES 31-432-2 70,000.00


APPROPRIATIONS

WATER UTILITY EXPENSES

OPERATING EXPENSES
SALARIES & WAGES 55-501-1 100,000.00
OTHER EXPENSES 55-502-2 40,000.00
N.J.S.W.S.A. 55-503-2 34,217.00
SMRSA 55-504-2 130,000.00
SMRSA INFLETRATION/INFLOW REMEDIATION 4,500.00
MONMOUTH COUNTY IMPROVEMENT AUTHORITY 55-505 160,000.00
CAPITAL OUTLAY 55-512-2 35,000.00
GROUP INSURANCE 55-506-2 30,000.00
CONTRIBUTION TO SOCIAL SECURITY 55-541-2 15,000.00
TOTAL $1,857,795.92
LESS EXCEPTIONS 35,000.00
TOTAL $1,822,795.92

INTER-LOCAL AGREEMENTS
DISPATCH SERVICES 42-250-2 $ 25,000.00
MANASQUAN MUNICIPAL COURT INTER-LOCAL $ 40,000.00
CONSTRUCTION CODE SERVICES $ 22,000.00
TOTAL $1,909,795.92




_________________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk


Resolution No: 06-146-H
Date: 26 December 2006

Borough of Brielle Resolution

WHEREAS, there exists certain appropriations which will not be expended n full for the year 2006 by 12/31/06, and

WHEREAS, State Statute allows an appropriation to be transferred to the General Ledger to allow the continual accrual of funds in that account,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the following appropriations be transferred to the Current General Ledger for future use:

Fire Truck Purchase 10,000.00
Police Sick Leave 10,000.00
Municipal Library 28,200.00
W/S Water Tank Upgrades 12,000.00
W/S Emergency Generator 70,000.00
TOTAL $ 130,200.00


Approved: December 26th, 2006



_________________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk


Resolution No: 06-147
Date: 26 December 2006

BOROUGH OF BRIELLE RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, 40A-58 provides for making transfers between Budget Appropriations Accounts during the months of November and December, and

WHEREAS, it has become necessary during the last two months of the fisca1 year to expend funds in excess of the sums appropriated for the purposes specified in the 2006 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 than 2/3 of the full membership of the Governing Body affirmatively confirming), that the following transfers be and the same are hereby made between the appropriation accounts in the 2006 Budget:

FROM:
Social Security $ 5,140.25
Police, 0/F 6,000.00
Adm., S/W 10,000.00
TOTAL $ 21,140.25

TO:
Police, S/W $ 6,000.00
Engineering 5,000.00
Planning Board O/E 140.25
Utility 10,000.00
TOTAL $ 21,140.25

FROM:
W/ S NJWSA $ 3,000.00
WS Other Expenses $ 3,000.00

Approved: December 26, 2006



_________________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk



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At Coun. Bolger’s direction the Administrator explained that all the municipalities involved shared the same construction code personnel. One of the major issues regarding the department was access. All construction code activities were supervised by the same Construction Code Official and since he had to be at five different locations each week he was only available for office time for one hour a day. The agreement would provide for a central location where he would be available thirty-five hours a week and add an additional Building Sub-Code Inspector. The cost was about the same, but the agreement provided for greater efficiency, greater accessibility and, in time, economies of scale.

On a motion by Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Scott, Resolution 06-146-1 was put to a vote. Vote: Coun. Bolger, Garruzzo, Nolan & Scott; all aye. No nays. Coun. Gorham abstained. Passed.

Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan, then introduced Resolution 06-147- TO TRANSFER FUNDS (see insertion). Vote: Coun. Bolger, Garruzzo, Nolan & Scott; all aye. No nays. Coun. Gorham abstained. Passed.

Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Shaak, introduced Resolution 06-148 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 Finance Officer, in the amount of same, for payment of the bills of December 26th, 2006, as reviewed by the Finance Committee and as listed on the Resolution and the Computer Bill List amended thereto. Vote: Coun. Bolger, Garruzzo, Nolan & Scott; all aye. No nays. Coun. Gorham abstained. Passed.

(Note: Mayor Nicol appointed Coun. Scott to the Finance Committee for purposes of this meeting.)

Mayor Nicol then called for committee reports and recognized Coun. Scott who reminded the public that in the event of snow all vehicles should be parked in driveways and not left on the street to facilitate plowing.

Coun. Scott also noted that Christmas Cards, wrapping paper and cardboard boxes were all recyclable and she was pleased to announce that, effective December, chip board (cereal boxes/flat cardboard) would now be accepted for recycling as “mixed paper”.

Coun. Bolger advised the public that the Library issue was in the process of coming to a conclusion, but added that there was a positive side to the issue. Coun. Bolger cited the services offered to the Library by a number of community organizations. The Woman’s Club had, since 1981, donated $43, 000 to the Library Association to fund Children’s Programs.

In addition the Bayberry Garden Club had beautified the Library with weekly flower arrangements and recently decorated the Library for Christmas. These groups rarely received any recognition for their efforts and Coun. Bolger wished to express his appreciation for all they did. In dosing, Coun. Bolger hoped to see the Library issue resolved in the near future.
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Coun. Nolan cited the Borough’s membership in the MRHC#1 and cited the per capita cost to the taxpayers of communities that had alternative providers. For County Health Departments the cost was $25.84, for Municipal Departments $23.24, other Health Departments range between $14.00 to $18.00. The cost per capita for Brielle residents through the Monmouth Regional Health Commission is $11.81.

Coun. Nolan noted that this was another indication of how the Council was always looking to contain costs.

In closing Coun. Nolan cited the Fire Company’s annual delivery of Christmas Presents by Santa. They made over 150 stops to the delight of the children and should be commended.

Coun. Garruzzo noted that the budget process was underway and wished everyone a healthy and happy New Year.

Coun. Gorham had no report.

Mayor Nicol opened the meeting to the public and recognized Daniel Fallon, 1004 Forrest Road, who also thanked the Fire Company for a job well done; he then asked if anyone could tell him when the new assessments would be received from the Revaluation Company?

Coun. Scott advised that the information would in the next newsletter, but the Assessor had informed her that they were “dotting the last i” and the assessments were ready to be mailed in January.

George Sevastakis, 408 Higgins Avenue, asked what the deadline was for an appeal? Attorney Montenegro advised, April 1st. Mr. Sevastakis was concerned that he would be in Florida during the appeal period, but the Attorney advised that a surrogate could file on his behalf.

Coun. Scott, seconded by Coun. Nolan introduced Resolution 06-149 to authorize an Executive Session. Vote: Coun. Bolger, Garruzzo, Nolan, Scott; all aye. No nays. Coun. Gorham abstained. Passed.

Whereas, the Open Public Meetings Act permits the exclusion of the Public from a 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 December 26th, 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:
“Contract Negotiations”.
Page 169 26th December 2006

3. It is anticipated at this time that the above stated subject matters will be made public when the need for confidentiality no longer exists.

The Executive Session began at 5:50 p.m. and ended at 7:05 p.m.. The session was adjourned on a motion by Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan.

The meeting was adjourned sine dei at 7:06p.m. on a motion by Coun. Nolan, seconded by Coun. Garruzzo.


Approved: January 8th, 2007

_____________________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk

 

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