A Community by the River

Borough of Brielle, NJ

September 10, 2007

October 01 2007

September 10, 2007

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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.

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

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Following a moment of silent prayer, a salute to the flag and a roll call, the Minutes of the August 27th, 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 07-92 for Passage of the Consent Agenda.


A. (see insertion).
B. To amend Resolution 97-90-I, dated July 14th, 1997, which provided a schedule of certain permit fees which would be waived for members of Brielle Fire Company #1 and the Brielle First Aid Squad, to include Zoning Permit Fees.


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

Coun. Gorham, seconded by Coun. Garruzzo introduced Resolution 07-93 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 September 10th, 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.

DATE: September 10th, 2007


WHEREAS, impaired drivers on our nation’s roads kill someone every 30 minutes, 50 people per day, and almost 18,000 people each year, and

WHEREAS, 34% of motor vehicle fatalities in New Jersey are alcohol related, and

WHEREAS a national enforcement crackdown is planned to combat impaired driving, and

WHEREAS, summer season is traditionally a time of social gatherings which often include alcohol, and

WHEREAS, the State of New Jersey, Division of Highway Traffic Safety has asked law enforcement agencies throughout the State to participate in the Over The Limit Under Arrest 2007 Impaired Driving Crackdown, and

WHEREAS, the project will involve increased impaired driving enforcement from August 17th to September 3rd, 2007, and

WHEREAS, an increased driving enforcement and a reduction in impaired driving will save lives on our roadways.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Borough of Brielle declares its support for the Over The Limit Under Arrest 2007 Impaired Driving Crackdown from August 17th through September 3rd, 2007 and pledges to increase awareness of the dangers of drinking and driving.

MOVED BY: Councilman Garruzzo SECONDED BY: Councilman Nolan

VOTE: Coun. Bolger, Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan, Scott & Shaak; All Aye. None Absent, None Abstained.


The foregoing is a true copy of a resolution passed by the Brielle Mayor & Council at a meeting held on September 10th, 2007.

Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 11th day of September 2007.

SEAL Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk

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Mayor Nicol then called for Committee Reports and recognized Coun. Scott who lauded the Department of Public Works for their extraordinary job during and after Brielle Day. Despite the large crowds, and the debris they generated, no one who passed Brielle Park on Sunday morning would know that the event had taken place the day before except for the presence of the Roast Beef Tent.

Coun. Scott also noted that this year Clean-up week would be a bit later, the week of October 15th. She also urged residents to keep metals separate and to consider taking the metal to the Recycling Center as it had value and was a temptation for scavengers. The Councilwoman also noted that "white goods" are picked up throughout the year by the DPW. Recycling these appliances means less material for the landfill and more recycling credits for the Borough.

Coun. Scott added that the Brielle Seniors had resumed their regular schedule of events and today had screened the movie "Dave". She also advised that the Union Landing Historical Society had sold 270 of the “Images of Brielle” book. Two Hundred were sold on Brielle Day and seventy were sold in advance. Those who made their purchase on Brielle Day had their copies autographed by cover girl Janice Wurfel who "had a ball" signing copies for her public.

Coun. Nolan cited 276 participants in this year Brielle Dash and observed that the number keeps growing. He also thanked the Fire Department for providing the food and beverage at the event.

Coun. Nolan advised that the Board of Recreation would sponsor a Family Picnic on September 30th between the hours of 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. The event would also showcase the Flag Football program which had grown by 65% since last year with 155 children enrolled.

Coun. Nolan shared Coun. Scott's high opinion of the DPW and noted that even the water cups used by the runners in the 10K Race were gone by 1:00 p.m.; he also advised that the Library Book Sale had been a tremendous success and extended an additional hour due to the high volume of patrons.

In closing Coun. Nolan observed that the Board of Recreation was in the process of reviving the Soap Box Derby for the 2008 Brielle Day. The event was opened to children seven to fourteen years of age and the program would have a “kick-off” meeting on October 14th at 7:00 p.m.

Coun. Garruzzo was pleased to report that the Police had recorded no incident on Brielle Day; it had been a safe day and he thanked all those who participated.

Coun. Bolger interjected that the Police had done an excellent job in enforcing parking regulations; he cited his "personal" knowledge of that fact.

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Coun. Shaak added his voice to those who praised the DPW for a job well done and he also thanked the Police for a job well done. Brielle Day had been a "banner day" for the volunteer groups who benefited from their fund raising activities during the event.

Coun. Shaak added that the Brielle Rescue Boat had participated in the annual Power Boat Race and had assisted in the suppression of a boat fire.

Coun. Bolger announced that he would be conducting another town wide "Clean-up Day" and had written letters to a variety of local organizations seeking their participation. The date was October 13th and volunteers were invited to meet at Curtis House where they would be provided with gloves and trash bags and assigned a particular site for clean-up. Coun. Bolger advised that it was an opportunity to keep Brielle pristine, interact socially with one's friends and peers, and all at a minimal cost.

Coun. Bolger also thought that Brielle Day had been a "great day" and he added that the time he spent at the Organ Donor Awareness Booth had enabled him to interact directly with many residents, something that he enjoyed, as did all the members of the Governing Body.

He urged the public never to be reluctant to interface with the Council and, since he knew that some individuals might be reluctant to air a problem or concern at a regular meeting, he reminded them that they could always call any Councilmember at home or even stop them on the street. Coun. Bolger offered that a "dialogue" with the public was extremely important.

Coun. Gorham having no report, the Chair recognized Janet Hendricks, 615 Leslie Avenue, who advised the Council that the Library Association would be continuing the book sale throughout the week.

Gioia Herrmann, 622 Bradley Avenue, advised the Council of a drainage concern due to run-off from Brielle Park; she offered pictures as visual evidence in support of her concern.

DPW Superintendent Burkhardt advised her that he was aware of the problem and offered to meet with her after the meeting to discuss her concerns.

There being no further comment the meeting was adjourned at 7:50 p.m. on a motion by Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Gorham.

Approved: September 24th, 2007 _______________________
Thomas F. Nolan Municipal Clerk