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July 23, 2007

September 12 2007

July 23, 2007

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MINUTES JULY 23rd, 2007 WORK SESSION START: 7:30PM

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

ABSENT: NONE.

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 he requested an Executive Session to update the Council on the status of a contract negotiation.

The Administrator also asked permission to add a resolution "C" to the consent agenda to authorize Brielle Fire Company No. I, to hold a 50/50 Raffle on Brielle Day.

The work session was adjourned at 7:32 p.m. on a motion by Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan.

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MINUTES JULY 23rd, 2007 START: 7:33 P.M.

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

ABSENT: NONE.

Following a moment of silent prayer, a salute to the flag and a roll call, the Minutes of the July 9th, 2007 meeting were approved on a motion by Coun. Shaak, seconded by Coun. Nolan; all aye. No nays. Passed.

Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan, introduced Resolution 07-78 for passage of the Consent Agenda.

Resolutions:

A. To authorize the Municipal Clerk to advertise for bids for the provision of gasoline and diesel fuel.
B. To authorize the Municipal Clerk to advertise for bids for the provision of trash collection services.
C. To approve Raffle Application RA2007-9 Re: Brielle Fire Company No. 1 50/50 Raffle on September 8th, 2007, at Brielle Park.

Motions:

A. To memorialize the Mayor's appointment of Paul Tartaglia, 622 Isham Circle, Brielle, as a member of the Brielle Community Library's Board of Trustees.

Vote: Coun. Bolger, Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan, Scott & Shaak; all aye. No nays. Passed. (Note: Coun. Shaak abstained on Resolution "C" due to membership in the Fire Company).

Coun. Gorham, seconded by Coun. Garruzzo introduced Resolution 07-79 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 July 23rd, 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.

Resolution No.07-78-C
Date: July 23rd, 2007

Resolution of the Borough of Brielle

Whereas: on July 18th, 2007 Brielle Fire Company #1, submitted Raffle Application No. 2007-7, ID No. 57-9-9394 for an off-premise 50/50 Raffle, to be held at the Brielle Park, Union Lane, Brielle NJ 08730 on Saturday, September 8th, 2007 from 10:am-6:00pm:

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 July 23rd, 2007.

Witness my hand and Seal of the Borough of Brielle this 24th, day of July 2007.






SEAL __________________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk

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Mayor Nicol then announced that the time had arrived for the introduction and passage on first reading of an "An Ordinance to Amend Chapter 21 of The Code of The Borough of Brielle Entitled "Zoning".

Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan, introduced resolution 07-80 for passage on introduction and first reading of the foregoing ordinance. Vote: Coun. Bolger, Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan, Scott & Shaak; all aye. No nays. Passed.

Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Scott, introduced Resolution 07-81 to authorize publication of the foregoing Ordinance in the Coast Star Newspaper for a hearing to be held at 7:30 p.m., at Borough Hall, 601 Union Lane, Brielle, New Jersey, on August 13th, 2007. Vote: Coun. Bolger, Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan, Scott & Shaak; all aye. No nays. Passed.

Mayor Nicol then called for committee reports and recognized Coun. Scott who announced that she had met with Attorney Swain earlier in the day and that the bid specifications for the new trash collection contract were being finalized and the Clerk had been authorized to advertise for bids.

Coun. Scott also noted that individual residents could obtain a second trash collection at a fee of $5.60 per week from the carter. Interested parties should leave their name, address and phone number with the Administrator @ 732-528-6600 #112.

In closing, Coun. Scott cited three examples of how the public failed to comprehend the parameters of the recycling program. One individual was disposing a combination of mixed paper and newspaper in the mixed paper shed. When confronted he offered that the newspaper had been mixed in with the mixed paper and therefore was "mixed paper".

A young boy was practicing pitching with a glass jar. Coun. Scott stopped him and thereby annoyed his parent who was apparently oblivious to the fact that the glass could shatter and injure the child thus creating a liability issue for the Borough.

Finally, Coun. Scott found a soup tureen, a baking dish and a roasting pan, along with some miscellaneous fancy dishes in the glass bin. These ceramic items compromised the value of the glass to be recycled. She urged the public to place their recyclables in the proper venues.

Coun. Nolan cited the success of the flag football program with over one hundred and eighty participants signed up. The Brielle Dash would be held on September 7th, and registration forms were available at Borough Hall.

Coun. Nolan also cited the success of the Ten & Twelve year old Manasquan/Brielle Little League teams and added that the Eleven year olds had made the finals.

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Coun. Nolan was disappointed to report that Brielle had not qualified for funding in the "Safe Routes to School" program, but he hoped to include the project in the next round of the Transportation Trust Program.

In closing Coun. Nolan cited the success of the new Library Association in making a seamless transition. Coun. Nolan reminded the public of upcoming programs sponsored by the Monmouth County Library and cited one on snakes and another that would feature “the Lizard Guy”.

Coun. Garruzzo advised the public that the Route #70 Bridge would be closed on August 2nd between 11:00 a.m. and Noon, August 7th, between 2:30 & 3:30 p.m. and again on August 15th, between 10:30 & 11:30 a.m. due to construction. Brielle Police would be working in conjunction with Wall Township's Police force to re-route traffic during those Periods.

Coun. Garruzzo also cited the police statistics through mid-July, seventeen arrests, seventeen motor vehicle accident investigations and fifteen first aid calls.

Coun. Shaak advised the public that Harms Construction would soon be undertaking the demolition of the three support piers for the old Route #70 Bridge. Coun. Shaak termed it a "non-event" as the explosion would take place underwater at high tide and the sound would be akin to a shoot gun blast followed by bubbles. The shock wave would be .0085 feet per second. Slamming a door at home created a wave of one foot per second, so there was no threat to any Brielle Resident or their property.

Coun. Shaak also cited the placement of fourteen new evacuation route signs throughout the Borough. The signs had been provided to the Borough through the F.E.M.A. Program.

Coun. Nolan was again recognized and he informed the public the Brielle Idol event had been postponed to a later date and the Library would be showing two films on Wednesday, Mutiny On The Bounty & Lord Jim.

Coun. Bolger had no report, but he offered his thanks to the new Library Association for all the hard work that had gone on behind the scenes and which had resulted in a seamless transition.

Coun. Gorham explained the new tax rate to the public and how an estimated $1.03-1.05 came to be $1.11. Coun. Gorham cited both the successful appeals, which accounted for approximately two cents and the passage of the school budget which added five and a half cents to the rate.

Coun. Gorham reminded the public that the municipal budget had no new incremental spending. The Borough had to honor collective bargaining agreements and there were increases in insurance and some capital expenses, but this was standard business.
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Coun. Gorham added that he was about to initiate the 2008 budget process and he urged any member of the public would had any suggestions for improving fiscal management to share their ideas with him.

Mayor Nicol reminded the public that the Union Landing Historical Society's "Images of America-Brielle" would be released on Brielle Day, Sept. 8th. Copies could be pre¬ordered.

Mayor Nicol then opened the meeting to the public and recognized William Brannick, 805 Schoolhouse Road, who inquired about the proposed sidewalk for Union Lane; he asked if a sidewalk was planned for the south side? Coun. Nolan said no, the plan was for the north side. Mr. Brannick then asked why curb cuts for handicapped access had been made on the south side.

Coun. Nolan explained that this was a standard NJDOT requirement in anticipation of sidewalks at some future date. Union Lane had been paved a few years ago with State Transportation Trust Fund money, hence the requirement for the cuts.

Mr. Brannick asked Coun. Garruzzo who had paid for the Police Boat to be repainted as a Rescue Boat. Coun. Garruzzo said the fire company paid.

Dave Dupre, 1016 Riverview Drive, asked to publicly thank Mr. & Mrs. Al Veltri, 1001 Brainard Place, for the donation of two evergreen trees to the 9/11 Memorial site. Mr. Veltri had his landscapers wrapped the trees in burlap for transplanting and the Department of Public Works had planted them at the new location.

Jim Stenson, 810 Rathjen Road, thanked the Governing Body and Superintendent Burkhardt for their prompt attention to a concern he had over a catch basin by his property.

Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan, introduced Resolution 07-82.

1. 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 July 23rd, 2007, as follows: 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".

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.

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

The Executive Session began at 8:03p.m. and ended at 8:55 p.m. The session was adjourned on a motion by Coun. Shaak, seconded by Coun. Garruzzo.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:56 p.m. on a motion by Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Shaak.





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Approved: August 13th, 2007 Thomas F Nolan
Municipal Clerk


 

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