A Community by the River

Borough of Brielle, NJ

October 8, 2007

December 07 2007

October 8, 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. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun Shaak.

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MINUTES: OCTOBER 8th, 2007 START: 7:32 P.M.



Following a moment of silent prayer, a salute to the flag and a roll call, the Minutes of the September 24th, 2007 meeting were approved on a motion by Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Gorham, all aye. No nays. Passed.

Coun. Scott. seconded by Coun. Garruzzo, introduced Resolution 07-97 for passage of the Consent Agenda.


A. To declare an Emergency relative to the repair of twenty feet of storm drainage pipe at the confluence of Birch Drive & Teaberry Lane & the removal of a septic tank in the municipal parking lot.
B. (see insertion).
C. (see insertion).
D. (see insertion).


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

Coun. Gorham, seconded by Coun. Shaak introduced Resolution 07-98 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 October 8th, 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: 07-97-B
Date: October 8th, 2007


WHEREAS, continued investment in open space, farmland and historic preservation is vitally important to the state, as it enhances New Jersey’s economy, safeguards its remaining natural, agricultural, recreational and cultural resources and preserves its character; and

WHEREAS, New Jersey continues to face incredible pressure from development, losing over 40 acres at open space daily to new development projects; and

WHEREAS, protecting open spaces and improving community parks throughout the State, including urban areas, supports New Jersey state and local economies by stabilizing local property taxes and revitalizing communities; and

WHEREAS, the Garden State Preservation Trust, the financing authority for the Green Acres, Farmland, and Historic Preservation programs, is virtually depleted despite the continued need for the programs it makes possible; and

WHEREAS, on November 6th, 2007, the voters of New Jersey will be asked to approve the Green Acres, Farmland, Blue Acres, and Historic Preservation Bond Act of 2007, which authorizes the state to issue $200 million in bonds to fund New Jersey’s preservation programs for one year and the Blue Acres program to purchase flood prone properties; and

WHEREAS, passage of the Bond Act is desperately needed to fund the continued protection of New Jersey, natural areas and cultural sites while a long-term funding solution for the Garden State Preservation trust is determined and secured; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the governing body of the municipality of the Borough of Brielle, in the county of Monmouth and State of New Jersey as follows:

1. The municipality encourages the voters of New Jersey to vote yes on the Green Acres, Farmland, Blue Acres, and Historic Preservation Bond Act of 2007 on November 6, 2007.

2. The Municipal Clerk is hereby authorized to provide a copy of this Resolution to the following:

Duly authenticated copies of this Resolution shall be transmitted to:
The Honorable Jon Corzine, Office of the Governor, PO Box 001, Trenton, NJ 08625
State Senators
State Assemblymen
Keep It Green c/o NJ Audubon Society, 142 W. State Street, 4th Floor, Trenton, NJ 08608
Daily and Weekly Newspapers


Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk
DATE: OCTOBER 8th, 2007


WHEREAS, the State of New Jersey has launched its pioneering Public Archives and Records Infrastructure Support (PARIS) grant program to meet the strategic records management, preservation and storage needs of county and municipal governments; and

WHEREAS, the State Records Committee (SRC), New Jersey Division of Archives and Records Management (DARM) and the Corzine administration have all declared shared services of almost priority and importance with the goal of saving taxpayer dollars; and

WHEREAS, the SRC has declared that projects that call for the county government to provide for a records needs assessment, inventory and strategic plan for all constituent municipalities within their government to be of high priority for the PARIS program; and

WHEREAS, the Borough of Brielle is interested in pursuing records management shared services with the County of Monmouth and acknowledges that a comprehensive records management needs assessment is an essential building block of our own records management program; and

WHEREAS, doing so will allow the county to pursue an efficient and centralized records management program; and

WHEREAS, applying for such will give the county a higher competitive edge during the application and grant reviewing process;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor & Council of the Borough of Brielle that the Governing Body encourages the Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Monmouth to agree to conduct a comprehensive needs assessment for the Borough of Brielle

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Clerk forward a certified true copy of this resolution to Mark E. Acker, Director of Finance, County of Monmouth.


Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk

Resolution No: 07-97-D
Date: October 8th, 2007

Resolution of the Borough of Brielle

WHEREAS, a check has been received from the State of New Jersey for State Library Aid, and

WHEREAS, this money is to be transferred to the Brielle Public Library for their use;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that a check in the amount of $1,819.00 be drawn, payable to the Brielle Public Library, for their share of State Aid.

Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk

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Mayor Nicol then announce that the time had arrived for the introduction and passage on first reading of “An Ordinance To Amend Bond Ordinance No. 965 “Bond Ordinance Providing an Appropriation of $125,000 for Miscellaneous Improvements for an by the Borough of Brielle, in the County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey, and authorizing the Issuance of $118,750 Bonds or Notes of the Borough of Brielle for financing part of the appropriation”.

Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Shaak, introduced resolution 07-99 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. Nolan, introduced Resolution 07-100 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 October 22nd, 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 reminded the public that Clean-up Week was the week of October 15th and items should not be placed at the curb before to that week. Coun. Scott also asked the public to bring their metal products to the Recycling Center or to request a pick-up by the Public Works Department. Since metal was segregated from the regular bulk pick-up items; it becomes a target for scavengers and the Borough loses revenue.

In closing Coun. Scott noted that some residents, no longer interested in composting, had placed their compost equipment at the curb. These items could be recycled and she asked that the DPW be notified as there were other residents interested in composting yard waste.

Coun. Nolan cited a list of forthcoming Recreation Events. October 28th was the date for the Halloween Parade. The Haunted Hayrides would be held on October 26th & 27th. The Christmas Tree Lighting would take place on December 2nd and on Sunday, October 14th, there would be a meeting at 7:00 p.m. at Borough Hall for those interested in a revival of the Soap Box Derby.

Coun. Nolan advised the public that E. Bruce Wetzel had graciously opted to entrust the S25,000 Jean Wetzel Memorial Fund to the new Library Association. Having had an opportunity to observe their operations since July; he believed that they could be relied upon to honor Ms. Wetzel’s memory by funding special programs and scholarships.

Coun. Nolan also cited the Library’s first special event, an evening of discussion and activity focused on the paranormal. The event was being presented by the South Jersey Ghost Research Group, just in time for the Halloween Season, and he added “it was not for the faint of heart”.

Coun. Garruzzo advised the public that the County was monitoring the speed limits on Riverview Drive and this program would continue until October 15th. The Brielle Police Department was an active participant in enforcing the posted limits.

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Coun. Shaak and Coun. Gorham had no reports. Coun. Bolger cited his pleasure on the progress being made to finalize a shared service agreement for the C.M.F.O.; he believed it would provide a savings to the taxpayers.

Coun. Bolger also reminded everyone that Saturday, October 13th, would be the “town-¬wide” cleanup and he was gratified at the response. Participants would assemble at 10:00 a.m. at Curtis House where the D.P.W. would provide gloves and plastic bags.

Mayor Nicol then opened the meeting to the public and recognized Shirin Harman who advised the Council of the new Library Hours effective October 29th. The library would be opened from 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday & Thursday, 12 noon to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday & Friday, and 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday.

There being no further comment the meeting was adjourned at 7:43 p.m. on a motion by Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Shaak.

Approved: October 22nd, 2007

Thomas F. Nolan