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May 14, 2007

June 01 2007

May 14, 2007

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MINUTES MAY 14th, 2007 WORK SESSION START: 7:30PM

PRESENT: COUNCIL-PRESIDENT NOLAN, COUN. BOLGER, GARRUZZO, GORHAM, SCOTT & SHAAK. ATTORNEY MONTENEGRO & ADMINISTRATOR NOLAN.

ABSENT: MAYOR NICOL.

Council-President Nolan 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.

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

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MINUTES MAY 14th, 2007 START: 7:32 P.M.

PRESENT: COUNCIL-PRESIDENT NOLAN, COUN. BOLGER, GARRUZZO, GORHAM, SCOTT & SHAAK. ATTORNEY MONTENEGRO & ADMINISTRATOR NOLAN.

ABSENT: MAYOR NICOL

Following a moment of silent prayer, a salute to the flag and a roll call, the Minutes of the April 23rd, 2007 Meeting and the May 8th Special Meeting were approved on a motion by Coun. Scott, seconded by Coun. Shaak; all aye. No nays. Passed.

Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Scott, introduced Resolution 07-59 for passage of the Consent Agenda.

Resolutions:

07-59-A to authorize "Spokes for Hope" to conduct a "Monmouth County Coastal Cruise" through Brielle on June 9th, 2007.
07-59-B to authorize the Mayor & Clerk to execute an Interlocal Agreement with Wall Township for the use of their Crisis Intervention Team.
07-59-C (see insertion).
07-59-D To hire Victor Kubu, 121 Fletcher Avenue, Manasquan, & Sean Price, 615 Beacon Boulevard, Manasquan as part-time seasonal DPW Laborers.
07-59-E to hire Kathy Habick, 637 Holly Hill Drive as a part-time clerical worker.
07-59-F (see insertion).
07-59-G to authorize the Fellowship Chapel to use Curtis House on June 2nd, 2007. 07-59-H to authorize the Administrator to execute the Employee Assistance contract with Mark White, PhD. P.A.
07-59-I (see insertion).
07-59-J (see insertion).
07-59-K (see insertion).

Motions:

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

(Note: Coun. Shaak abstained on the vote for Resolution F due to membership in the Fire Company).
William Brannick, 805 Schoolhouse Road raised an issue over the hiring of two part-time workers from Manasquan. He asked why the positions had not been advertised and why preference had not been given to Brielle residents? The Administrator explained that, historically, part-time positions were filled on an “as needed basis”. He was authorized to do so by a resolution passed at the Organization Meeting each year. The Council then memorialized his action.

Resolution: 07-59-C
Date: May 14th, 2007

RESOLUTION OF THE
GOVERNING BODY OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE
AWARDING A PROFESSIONAL CONTRACT

WHEREAS, the above entity has been formed pursuant to the applicable New Jersey Statutes; and
WHEREAS, in order to fulfill its statutory duties it is necessary that the Borough of Brielle retain the services of an Solid Waste Attorney; and
WHEREAS, the Borough of Brielle has retained the services of Robert E. Swain, Jr. and the firm of Swam & Westerich inasmuch as they are competent to fulfill the needs of the Borough of Brielle; and
WHEREAS, the Borough of Brielle wishes to establish the rate of compensation for and to be paid to said professional;
NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved that as of this 14t'' day of May 2007, that;

1. Robert E. Swain, Jr. & the firm of Swain & Westerich is hereby retained by the Borough of Brielle as its Solid Waste Attorney for the period May 15th to December 31st, 2007 to perform to the terms of the Agreement between the Solid Waste Attorney and the Borough of Brielle.

2. This Contract is awarded without competitive bidding as a "Professional, Service" in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A: 11-5(1) (a) of the Local Public Contracts Law because same involves the retaining of professional services.

3. The Borough of Brielle Clerk shall cause the attached Notice to be published in the Coast Star.



_____________________
Thomas F. Nolan Municipal Clerk

Resolution No: 07-18-D
Date: January 22nd, 2007


Resolution of the Borough of Brielle

Whereas, the Borough of Brielle did advertise in the Asbury Park Press and the Coast Star on April 26th, 2007 for bids for "Provision of a Dump Truck", and

Whereas, bids were received by the Borough on May 9th, 2007, and

Whereas, the lowest responsible bidder was with a bid of $, and

Whereas, the Bid Bond and Consent of Surety were found to be in order, and funds are available to undertake this work.

Now Therefore Be It Resolved, that the bid submitted by is hereby accepted, and the Municipal Clerk is hereby authorized to initiate the contract.

Vote: Conn. Bolger, Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan, Scott & Shaak; aye. No nays. None abstained.

Certification

The foregoing is a true copy of a resolution passed by the Brielle Mayor & Council at a meeting held on May 14th, 2007.

Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 15th day of May 2007.



__________________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk

RESOLUTION NO: 07-59-F
DATE: MAY 14th, 2007

BOROUGH OF BRIELLE RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, APPLICATION HAS BEEN MADE FOR THE RENEWAL OF LIQUOR LICENSE #1308-31-013-001, AND

WHEREAS, THE APPLICATION IS COMPLETE, THE $50.00 FEE DUE THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE HAS BEEN WAIVED, THE $200.00 FEE DUE TO THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY, DIVISION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL RECEIVED, AND ALL MUNICIPAL REQUIREMENTS HAVE BEEN MET, AND

WHEREAS, NO OBJECTIONS TO THE RENEWAL OF THIS LICENSE HAVE HAVE BEEN RECEIVED.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, THAT THE APPLICATION OF BRIELLE FIRE COMPANY, INC. T/A BRIELLE FIRE COMPANY FOR PREMISES LOCATED AT 509 LONGSTREET & CARDEZA AVENUES, BRIELLE, N.J., IS HEREBY APPROVED AND THE MUNICIPAL CLERK IS AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE THE LICENSE FOR THE LICENSE YEAR JULY 1ST, 2007 THROUGH JUNE 30TH, 2008.

CERTIFICATION

THE FOREGOING IS A TRUE COPY OF A RESOLUTION PASSED BY THE BRIELLE MAYOR & COUNCIL AT A MEETING HELD ON MAY 14TH, 2007.

WITNESS MY HAND AND THE SEAL OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE THIS 4th DAY OF MAY 2007.



________________________
THOMAS F. NOLAN
MUNICIPAL CLERK

Resolution No: 07-60-I
Date: May 14th, 2007

Resolution of the Borough of Brielle

Whereas, an application has been received for the renewal of Plenary Retail Consumption License #1308-33-012-009, Charlie Browns Of Brielle, Inc. T/A Charlie Browns, and

Whereas, the submitted application form is complete in all respects, the renewal fees for the Borough of Brielle and the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control have been paid, and

Whereas, the applicant is qualified to be licensed according to all standards established by Title 33 of New Jersey Statutes, regulations promulgated thereunder, as well as pertinent local ordinances and conditions.

Now, Therefore Be It Resolved, that the Governing Body of the Borough of Brielle does hereby approve, effective this date, the renewal of License #1308-33-012-009 T/A Charlie Brown’s for the license year July 1st, 2007 through June 30th, 2008, subject to the following special conditions which were imposed by the Brielle Planning Board to wit:

(See Attachment)

Certification

The foregoing is a true copy of a Resolution passed by the Brielle Mayor & Council, at a meeting held on May 14th, 2006.

Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 15th day of May 2007.



_____________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk



SEAL

RESOLUTION NO: 07-61-K
DATE: MAY 22nd, 2006

BOROUGH OF BRIELLE RESOLUTION
WHEREAS, APPLICATION HAS BEEN MADE FOR THE RENEWAL OF LIQUOR LICENSE 41308-44-007-004, AND

WHEREAS, THE APPLICATION IS COMPLETE, THE $1,364.00 FEE DUE TO THE BOROUGH AND THE $200.00 FEE DUE TO THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY, DIVISION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL RECEIVED, AND ALL MUNICIPAL REQUIREMENTS HAVE BEEN MEET, AND

WHEREAS, NO OBJECTIONS TO THE RENEWAL OF THIS LICENSE HAVE BEEN RECEIVED.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, THAT THE APPLICATION OF JONATHAN RON, INC. T/A JONATHAN RON LIQUORS, FOR PREMISES LOCATED AT 629 HIGGINS AVENUE, BRIELLE, N.J., IS HEREBY APPROVED AND THE MUNICIPAL IS AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE SAID LICENSE FOR THE LICENSE YEAR JULY 1ST, 2007 THROUGH JUNE 30TH, 2008.

CERTIFICATION

THE FOREGOING IS A TRUE COPY OF A RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE BRIELLE MAYOR & COUNCIL, AT A MEETING HELD ON MAY 14th, 2007.

WITNESS MY HAND AND THE SEAL OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE THIS 15th DAY OF MAY 2007.



_____________________________
THOMAS F. NOLAN
MUNICIPAL CLERK

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It was further noted that, in this case, the Borough was short-handed due to an employee being out on workman's compensation and it was deemed an emergency. However, the Council concurred with Mr. Brannick's view that the positions should, in future be advertised and that preference is given to Brielle Residents. Mr. Brannick also asked if the contract being awarded to Mark White had been put out to bid? The Administrator advised that it had not; he was provider of record and the contract was below the threshold for both bids and quotations.

Coun. Gorham, seconded by Coun. Shaak introduced Resolution 07-60 for Payment of 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 for payment of the bills of May 14th, 2007, as reviewed by the Finance Committee and as listed on the Resolution and the Computer Bill List amended thereto. Vote: Coun. Bolger, Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan, Scott & Shaak; All aye. No nays. Passed.

Council-President Nolan then announced that the time had arrived for a hearing and further consideration of “AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 21 OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE ENTITLED “ZONING”.

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

The Administrator explained that the Ordinance regulated the placement of PODS in residential zones and prohibited the placement of Pods and Landscape Trailers on Borough Streets overnight.

Lois Hanson, 634 Summit Place, asked if a friend came to visit her and he/she had a boat trailer where would they park?

The Administrator advised either in the driveway, or if there was insufficient room, the Borough could accommodate the trailer at the municipal lot.

Ms. Hanson asked if the lot was secured and if the Borough's insurance would cover vandalism?

Attorney Montenegro explained that any insurance claim would be charged to the owner's insurance policy.

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

Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan introduction Resolution 07-61 for passage on second and final reading. Vote: Coun. Bolger, Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan, Scott & Shaak; all aye. No nays. Passed.

Coun. Shaak, seconded by Coun. Garruzzo, introduced Resolution 07-62 to authorize publication of passage and adoption of the foregoing Ordinance in the Coast Star according to law. Vote: Coun. Bolger, Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan, Scott & Shaak; all aye. No nays. Passed.
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Council-President Nolan then asked Councilwoman Scott to read the proclamation on the Woman's Club.

Whereas: 40 years ago 15 Brielle women met with a goal of beautifying the business district of Brielle and undertaking other community improvement projects, and

Whereas: The Woman's Club of Brielle was thus officially organized on November 1, 1967 and became affiliated with the General Federation of Women's Clubs, and

Whereas: The membership now stands at 76, and includes women from surrounding communities, and

Whereas: Some of the accomplishments of this organization include: getting a traffic light at the Riverview Drive/Higgins Avenue intersection; running the craft fair on Brielle Day; decorating and furnishing the Curtis House; donating books, performing plays and music programs for several schools and institutions; assisting the library with fundraisers; making quilts, preemie hats, dolls and other items for area hospitals; delivering Meals on Wheels; supplying cookies and supplies to servicemen and nursing homes; bringing entertainment to nursing homes; delivering home-cooked meals and toiletries to the Aids Center; awarding scholarships to deserving Brielle students ($87,000 to date); supporting 180 Turning Lives Around and other Homes for abused women and children; donating generously to numerous charitable causes and volunteer organizations such as our local fire department and first aid squad; and stepping in to assist families in times of disaster or trouble; and

Whereas: The Woman's Club of Brielle has never lost its focus and purpose and continues to serve the community in countless ways, not only the community of Brielle but also the larger community of those in need,

Now, Therefore: I, Mayor Thomas B. Nicol, on behalf of the governing body of the Borough of Brielle, extend appreciation and gratitude to the Woman's Club of Brielle for their generosity and outstanding contributions over the years, and congratulate them on this anniversary of their 40th year of dedicated service.



SEAL ___________________________
Thomas B. Nicol
Mayor



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Coun. Nolan read the proclamation on the Eagle Scout & Coun. Scott read the proclamation on the Church in Brielle (see insertions).

It was noted that Mr. Mulligan's project had been an upgrade of the 9/11 memorial Garden and that the Church in Brielle planned a number of events to observe their anniversary, including an organ recital on May 20th and a strawberry festival in July.

Council-President Nolan then called for committee reports and recognized Coun. Gorham who had no report.

Coun. Scott noted that leaf collection ended on May 15th and the planting of trees on Old Bridge Road was scheduled for June 2nd.Volunteers were being sought. Coun. Scott also cited research which indicated that, when compared to 2005 figure, recycling in 2006 had decreased in the area of mixed paper, cardboard and newspapers. However, the recycling of co-mingled recyclables was up 34%. The Councilwoman noted that residents were apparently reading less and eating more. She also admonished those residents who continued to place plastic flower pots and other non-recyclable plastic material in the bins. "Bottles only!" was her catch praise.

Coun. Scott also cited the activities offered by the Brielle Seniors that ranged from exercise class to the book and video clubs. She offered that our seniors were “well served”.

Coun. Bolger cited the First Aid Squad's Annual Dinner and noted that former President, and current Captain, Jeanne Jacobus, had been honored as First Aid Member of the Year, a well deserved award.

Coun. Bolger also noted the May 15th Blood Donation Drive at the First Aid Building and reminded the public that Brielle resident, Ralph Condoluci's son Justin had leukemia and while he was now doing well, he had required an extensive number of transfusions. The current Blood Drive was a way of helping to replenish the blood that was used for Justin.

Coun. Bolger also cited his planned town wide beautification program. Volunteers would be meeting at Curtis House at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 19th. Here they would be given, courtesy of the Brielle D.P.W., equipment for litter collection, gloves and bags, and be assigned a designated target area for clean-up. Refreshments would be provided at Curtis House.
Coun. Bolger envisioned the operation as a shared social event, with the added benefit of helping to beautify the Borough at no cost to the taxpayer.

Coun. Garruzzo advised the public that, after much consideration, the Brielle Police Boat would not be operated this season. However, the boat would remain at its dock in the event it was needed for emergency public safety activity.

Coun. Shaak advised that the Ashley Avenue Route #35 Overpass had been repainted and the overpass at Route #71 should be completed in about two weeks. He also noted that a joint County/Borough Drainage improvement had been completed on Riverview Drive and the
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homeowner, whose foundation had been threatened, was appreciative.

Coun. Nolan also commented on the drainage improvement and added that the homeowner was pleased; he commented that the job had taken time, but that NJDEP had finally come through and granted the permits.

Turning to the Board of Recreation, Coun. Nolan cited the “T” Ball Program for ages five to six as a great success and reminded the public that the summer concert series would commence shortly and this season would feature an “American Idol” theme.

Coun. Nolan was pleased to report that the Borough had received a grant in the amount of $55,000 from NJDEP for improvements to Brielle Beach.

Council-President Nolan opened the meeting to the public and recognized Janet Hendricks, 615 Leslie Avenue, who advised the Council that the access signage at Osprey Point Drive had been removed. Council promised to investigate.

John Belding, 3 King's Path, advised the Council of the Historical Society's planned “Decoration Day” celebration for May 27th, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. The Mayor would be in attendance and the program featured a parade and an observance of the "Spirit of 76". The DPW promised to spruce up the area in time for the event.

William Brannick, 805 Schoolhouse Road, took exception to the decision to cease patrols by the Police Boat; he cited problems with violators of the “no wake” zones and thought a police presence was necessary. Mr. Brannick also asked if the Borough had conducted a feasibility study prior to initiating this action?

Coun. Garruzzo said that the matter had been thoroughly reviewed by Chief Palmer and the decision would result in a $5,000 savings; he added that the boat would remain in the water for use by emergency first responders. He also noted that the Brielle Police Boat had merely duplicated the efforts of the Coast Guard & Marine Police.

Mr. Brannick noted that the aforementioned agencies focused on the inter-coastal waterways and the Council's decision could adversely impact on local boaters.
Mr. Brannick urged the Council to conduct a test run over one weekend prior to finalizing their position.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:17 p.m. on a motion by Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Shaak.


Approved: May 29th, 2007 _________________________
Thomas F. Nolan Municipal Clerk


 

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