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August 27, 2007

September 12 2007

August 27, 2007

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MINUTES AUGUST 27th, 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 received bids on Friday for the implementation of the 2007 Road Improvement Program. The Engineer had analyzed the bids and the lowest responsible bid submitted was from Earle Asphalt at an aggregate price of $435,407.13. The Administrator had anticipated having the review completed by this meeting and had placed an enabling resolution on the Consent Agenda. The name and amount had simply to be inserted.

The Administrator also requested an executive session to address a personnel matter and pending litigation; he added for the benefit of the public, that no new personnel were being hired.

Coun. Bolger cited his attendance at a Manasquan Council Meeting where the County Engineer gave a presentation regarding the Draw Bridge. He noted that the project also impacted the Green Avenue Bridge and he asked the Administrator to request the County to keep Brielle updated on that project. The Administrator replied that the Borough Engineer had recently inspected the Green Avenue Bridge and he would be discussing the issue with the County.

The work session was adjourned at 7:35 p.m. on a motion by Coun. Nolan, seconded by Coun. Garruzzo.

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MINUTES AUGUST 27th, 2007 START: 7:36 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 August 13th, 2007 meeting were approved on a motion by Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Shaak; all aye. No nays. Passed.

Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan, introduced Resolution 07-87 for Passage of the Consent Agenda.

Resolutions:

A. (see insertion).
B. (see insertion).

Motions:

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

Coun. Gorham, seconded by Coun. Garruzzo introduced Resolution 07-88 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 August 27th, 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.

Mayor Nicol then called for Committee Reports and recognized Coun. Scott who advised the public of a revised initiative by the County's Office on Aging called "Lasting Lifestyles". The website (www.lastinglifestyles.net) would disseminate information to assist those with a chronic illness, advise care-givers and provide a range of proactive wellness care. Coun. Scott advised that she would be sharing this information with the Riverview Seniors.

Coun. Scott also read an e-mail received from the M.M.J.I.F. Risk Manager Chuck Casagrande which referenced the Borough's E-JIF Inspection Report and noted that Brielle had received a perfect "100" without any recommendations. Mr. Casagrande, who reviews hundreds of such reports statewide observed “it is very rare to not have any recommendations, let alone obtain a perfect score". Coun. Scott attributed this achievement to Safety Coordinator Robert McArthur's due diligence.



Resolution of The Borough of Brielle

Whereas, the Borough did advertise and request bids for the provision of Gasoline & Diesel Fuel, and

Whereas, bids were received on August 15th, 2007 and the lowest Responsible Bidder was Point Bay Fuel, Inc., and

Whereas, the Bid Bond & Consent of Surety reviewed by the Borough Attorney and found to be in order.

Now Therefore Be It Resolved, that the bids submitted for both commodities by Point Bay Fuel, Inc., 71 Irons Street, Toms River, New Jersey be accepted under the terms and conditions stated in both bid submissions, to wit that a $.25 cent adder above the posted price on the New Jersey State Treasury website be added to each gallon.
Moved By: Seconded By:

Vote:


Certification

The foregoing is a true copy of a resolution passed by the Brielle Mayor & Council at a meeting held on August 27th, 2007.

Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 28th day of August, 2007.

_____________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk

Resolution of The Borough Of Brielle

Whereas, the Borough of Brielle did advertise in the Asbury Park Press and the Coast Star for bids for “Road & Drainage Improvements”, and

Whereas, bids were received by the Borough on August 24th, 2007, and

Whereas, the lowest responsible bidder was Earle Asphalt Company of Farmingdale with a bid of $435,407.13, 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 Earle Asphalt Company, P.O. Drawer 556, Farmingdale, N.J. is hereby accepted, and the Municipal Clerk is hereby authorized to initiate the contract contingent on the approval of the contractor by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

Vote: Coun. 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 August 27th, 2007.

Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 28th day of August, 2007.


____________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk

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Coun. Nolan reminded the public that the Boat Parade would be held on August 28th and while the number of boats appears to be less than last year, the Captain's were meeting this evening and that number could increase.

Coun. Nolan added that the Brielle Dash would be held on September 7th and applications were available at Borough Hall.

Coun. Nolan also acknowledged the hiring of a new Library Director, Ms. Kerri DiBrienza who he believed was doing "a great job". He also complemented the new Trustees for their work during the transition period. He also noted that the annual Library Book Sale would be held on Thursday, September 6th through Brielle Day and Wednesday would be movie day.

In closing, Coun. Nolan cited the passing of legendary Manasquan High School Football Coach Vic Kubu and added that everyone's prays and thoughts were with the Kubu Family. Coun. Nolan also congratulated the D.P.W. on their perfect score.

Coun. Garruzzo advised the public that the Brielle P.D. had received a $5,000 grant from the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety to again participate in the nationwide D.W.I. campaign "Over The Limit Under Arrest", during the period August 17th through September 3rd, the Department would be running extra patrols along with a September 1st D.W.I. checkpoint at Borough Hall.

The Police Department, in conjunction with Brielle Cyclery & 3rd Avenue Surf Shop, would sponsor a professional Skateboarding & Cycling demonstration to promote Helmet Safety Awareness on Brielle Day.

Coun. Garruzzo also reminded the public that the Elementary School would resume classes on September 5th and speed limits and parking regulations would be strictly enforced to ensure the safety of the children.

In closing Coun. Garruzzo added that NJDOT had advised that the Route #70 Bridge Project was ahead of schedule and the #35 Bridge was on schedule. Thus far in August there had been 14 arrests, 15 motor vehicle crash investigations and 16 first aid calls. There had also been a number of cars ransacked because the doors had been left unlocked. Vehicles and homes should always be kept locked.

Neither Coun. Shaak or Bolger had reports, but Coun. Bolger echoed Coun. Nolan's sentiments on Coach Kubu who he termed "truly a giant" in his accomplishments on the football field. Winning Ten State Championships was "incredible" and "unimaginable". Coun. Bolger noted how many young lives had been touched by Coach Kubu including Coun. Gorham who had played for Coach Kubu.

Coun. Gorham also had no report, but noted that his thoughts too were with Coach Kubu and
his family. He had played for two years during Coach Kubu's first two seasons and, while Page 121

they did not win what would have been the first of eleven championships, they had made the playoffs.
Mayor Nicol opened the meeting to the public and recognized William Brannick, 805 School house Road, who noted that he had received a call from a friend in Florida who had played for Coach Kubu and was shocked to hear of his passing; he concurred that the Coach had impacted many lives and would be missed.
At the request of Dave Dupre, 1016 Riverview Drive, Mayor Nicol advised the public that 9/11 Memorial Ceremony would be held at 10:00 a.m. on September 3rd at the 9/11 Memorial Garden.
Coun. Scott, seconded by Coun. Nolan, introduced Resolution 07-89 to authorize an Executive Session. Vote: Coun. Bolger, Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan, Scott & Shaak; all aye. No nays. 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 April 23rd, 2007, as follows:

I. 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: "Personnel & Potential Litigation".

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 7:50 p.m. and ended at 8:35 p.m. The session was adjourned on a motion by Coun. Shaak, seconded by Coun. Garruzzo.

Coun. Shaak, seconded by Coun. Nolan, introduced Resolution 07-90 to waive outstanding water/sewer charges for Block 21.01, Lot 24, 605 Park Avenue. Vote: Coun. Bolger, Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan, Scott & Shaak; all aye. No nays. Passed.

Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan introduced Resolution 07-91 To authorize the Administrator to interpret a clause in a current employment contract to determine that the employee is entitled to sell ten sick days back to the Borough effective this date. Vote: Coun. Bolger, Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan, Scott & Shaak; all aye. No nays. Passed.

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The meeting was adjourned at 8:37 p.m. on a motion by Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Shaak.



Approved: September 10th, 2007

______________________Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk


 

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