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November 13, 2007

December 07 2007

November 13, 2007

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MINUTES NOVEMBER 13th, 2007 WORK SESSION START: 6:30PM

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

ABSENT: COUN. SHAAK.

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 asked permission to add two resolutions to the Consent Agenda to permit the release of Tax Title Liens. Council gave their authorization. Council authorized the Administrator & Chief of Police to address requests to conduct Bicycle “Ride Through” on a case to case administrative basis without the need for Council action provided that all insurance and public safety requirements were met.

The work session was adjourned at 6:32 p.m. on a motion by Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan.



























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MINUTES NOVEMBER 13th, 2007 START: 6:33 P.M.

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

ABSENT: COUN. SHAAK.

Following a moment of silent prayer, a salute to the flag and a roll call, the Minutes of the October 22nd, 2007 Meeting were approved on a motion by Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun Nolan; all aye. No nays. Passed. Coun. Garruzzo abstained.

Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan, introduced Resolution 07-107 for Passage of the Consent Agenda.

Resolutions:

A. (see insertion).
B. To authorize the release of a Tax Title Lien Premium, in the amount of $8,500.00 Re: 608 Agnes Avenue.
C. To authorize the release of three Tax Title Liens (Mariner’s Bend #14,17 & 18) in the aggregate amount of $l5,040.05 to Crusaders Servicing Corp., 179 Washington Lane, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, 19046.
D. To authorize the release of two Tax Title Liens (Mariner’s Bend #15 & 16), in the aggregate amount of $6,713.31, to Culmac Investor’s Inc., P0 Box 251, Monmouth Beach, N.J. 07750.

Motions:

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

Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Gorham introduced Resolution 07-108 TO TRANSFER FUNDS (see insertion). Vote: Coun. Bolger, Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan & Scott; all aye. No nays. Passed.

Coun. Gorham, seconded by Coun. Garruzzo, introduced Resolution 07-109 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 November 13th, 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; all aye. No nays. Passed.




Resolution No: 07-105-A Date: November 13th, 2007

Resolution of the Borough of Brielle

Whereas, the President of the United States in Homeland Security Directive (HSPD)-5, directed the Secretary of Homeland Security to develop and Administer a National Incident Management System (NIMS) that would provide a consistent nationwide approach for Federal, State, Local & Tribal Governments to work together more effectively and efficiently to prepare for, prevent, respond to, and recover from domestic incidents, regardless of cause, size or complexity; and

Whereas, the collective input and guidance from all Federal, State, Local & Tribal Homeland Security Partners has been, and will continue to be, vital to the effective implementation and utilization of a comprehensive NIMS; and

Whereas, it is necessary and desirable that all Federal, State, Local & Tribal Emergency Agencies and personnel coordinate their efforts to effectively and efficiently provide the highest levels of incident management; and

Whereas, to facilitate the most efficient and effective incident management it is critical that Federal, State, Local & Tribal Organizations utilize standardized terminology, standardized organizational structures, interoperable communications, consolidated action plans, unified command structures, uniform personnel qualification standards, uniform standards for planning, training, and exercising, comprehensive resource management, and designated incident facilities during emergencies or disasters; and

Whereas, the NIMS standardized procedures for managing personnel, communications, facilities and resources will improve the State’s ability to utilize federal funding to enhance local and state agency readiness, maintain first responder safety, and streamline incident management processes; and

Whereas, the Incident Command System components of NIMS are already an integral part of various incident management activities throughout the State, including current emergency management training programs; and

Whereas, the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks (9/11 Commission) recommended adoption of a standardized Incident Command System.








Resolution 07-105-A Page 2 of 2
November 13th, 2007


Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved, by the Mayor & Council of the Borough of Brielle, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey, as follows: That the Borough of Brielle hereby establishes the National Incident Management System (NIMS) as the standard for incident management.


Moved By:
Seconded By:

Vote:

Certification

The foregoing is a true copy of a Resolution approved by the Brielle Mayor & Council, at a meeting held on November 13th, 2007.

Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 14th day of November 2007.



SEAL _______________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk



















RESOLUTION NO: 07-105
DATE: NOVEMBER 13th, 2007

RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE

WHEREAS, 40A-58 PROVIDES FOR MAKING TRANSFERS BETWEEN BUDGET APPROPRIATION RESERVE ACCOUNTS DURING THE MONTHS OF NOVEMBER & DECEMBER, AND

WHEREAS, IT HAS BECOME NECESSARY AT THIS TIME TO EXPEND FUNDS IN EXCESS OF THE SUMS APROPRIATED FOR THE PURPOSES SPECIFIED IN THE 2007 BUDGET. AND

WHEREAS, THE GOVERNING BODY MAY, BY RESOLUTION, TRANSFER AN EXISTING EXCESS TO AN APPROPRIATION DEEMED INSUFFICIENT.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, (NO LESS THAN 2/3 OF THE FULL MEMBERSHIP OF THE GOVERNING BODY AFFIRMATIVELY CONFIRMING), THAT THE FOLLOWING TRANSFERS BE MADE BETWEEN APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS IN THE 2007 BUDGET:

FROM: INSURANCE G.L.[ $15,000
GROUP HEALTH INSURANCE $30,000
MUNICIPAL PROSECUTOR $ 5,000
ADMINISTRATION S/W $ 5,000
B0ARD OF RECREATION 0/E $ 5,000
POLICE $ 7,500

TOTAL $67,500

TO: UTILITIES $I5,000
LEGAL $30,000
VEHICLE MAINTENANCE $ 5,000
TAX ASSESSOR 0/F $ 5,000
MUNICIPAL LAND USE $ 5,000
ADMINISTRATION 0/E $ 7,500


APPROVED: NOVEMBER 13TH, 2007








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Mayor Nicol then called for Committee Reports and recognized Coun. Scott who thanked the voters for returning her to office for another three year term. She reminded the public that “if she should slip a little bit”, to “keep her on her toes”.

Coun. Scott advised the public that the 2007 Paving Program was nearing completion with Oceanview Road, Locust Road and the Higgins Avenue Crosswalks completed and Rankin Road half-way done.

Coun. Scott reminded the public that this weekend the Boy Scouts would be collecting newspapers and the Cub Scouts donations for the Food Pantry. The newspaper collection had a dual purpose; it afforded a fund raising opportunity for the Scouts and relieved the DPW from the necessity of collecting the newspaper during leaf season. The combined effort was just another way of demonstrating how local organizations can work together.

Coun. Scott noted that Superintendent Burkhardt had initiated a fluorescent light bulb recycling program. A vendor had been found who can recycle the bulbs and, although the bulbs are more expensive, three times the cost of the standard light bulb, they last five times as long, and help to keep the planet green.

Coun. Scott also cited a new initiative in Red Bank whereby the Borough and local Supermarkets were working to eliminate plastic bags in an effort to keep them out of the landfill.

Coun. Nolan cited his work with the Environmental Commission in an effort to delineate public waterfront access points with minimal impact on adjacent homeowners.

Coun. Nolan added that November 14th would be “Meet the New Librarian Night” at the Library and he urged everyone one to attend, adding that “she was doing a great job”.

Coun. Nolan also cited the success of recent Recreation Programs, such as the Haunted Hay Ride, and the Chamber of Commerce fundraiser at the Fire House that featured cuisine from local eateries and was attended by 140 people. The proceeds would benefit the Fire Company, First Aid & Library. Coun. Nolan advised that the Board of Recreation was planning to combine a number of such activities into a “Fall Festival”.

Coun. Nolan also cited the annual Tree Lighting on December 2nd at 6:00 p.m. and the recent Brielle Education Association Fundraiser at Du’Amici that raised $20,000 for the purchase of computers for the Elementary School.

In closing Coun. Nolan lamented a recent election related mailing by a “Concerned Citizen” that was unsigned and a personal attack on one of the candidates; he saw it as divisive and an attempt “to split the community”. “1 don’t like to see that”, he said.

Coun. Garruzzo cited the efforts of the Brielle Police Department to ensure adequate traffic control during the paving program. He added that Locust Road and the Higgins Avenue
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Crosswalks had been done at night to minimize inconvenience.

In closing Coun. Garruzzo congratulated the candidates and wished everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.

Mayor Nicol noted that Coun. Shaak was not in attendance as he was attending a FEMA Training Course.

Coun. Bolger echoed Coun. Garruzzo in congratulating the re-elected candidates; he noted that it was a fine campaign and had been quiet, but he too shared Coun. Nolan’s disdain for the crier which he felt “ruined the election”. Coun. Bolger compared the letter to the Blog where anonymous personal attacks are frequently made. Coun. Bolger observed that “it takes courage to run for office” and no one should be subject to such an attack. The letter was beneath the standards of the Brielle Community.

Coun. Bolger also complemented the Chamber of Commerce for their fundraising effort and added that he too had an interest in public access points and he felt that the Council should establish a policy applicable to all such areas.

Coun. Gorham also congratulated Mayor Nicol & Coun. Scott on their re-election and added his voice to those who disdained the letter from the “Concerned Citizen”.

William Brannick, 805 Schoolhouse Road, asked if the Council was investigating who sent the letter?

Mayor Nicol concurred that the letter was unsavory and said the matter had been referred to the Police & Borough Attorney.

Mr. Brannick also asked if a Title Search was being conducted on the Donnelly Beach property?

Coun. Nolan advised that the consensus of Council was to make the area homeowners responsible for a title search; if they failed to respond then the Borough would take appropriate action, but it was anticipated that the matter would be resolved by Spring 2008.

Janice Wurfel, 506 Green Avenue, said that the letter was offensive and advised that she had taken it to Lieutenant Krueger, but he had told her that it was not a crime”. Ms. Wurfel called it “gross”.

Mayor Nicol interjected that he agreed and the Council does not give any credence to unsigned letters.

Coun. Garruzzo said that he would discuss this matter with Chief Palmer to see if there was any criminality.

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Janice Hendricks, 615 Leslie Avenue, voiced a concern over the letter insofar as the individual who sent it had access to her address; she cited the Coast Star letter from the Pannuzzo Family as evidence that most residents did not want to receive such material. Ms. Hendricks called it a hate crime and reminded the Council that Halloween Decorations that featured a noose had to be taken down after there was an incident in the South.

Ms. Hendricks & Mr. Brannick both stated that they had mailed 1,000 letters on behalf of candidate Mary Burke and they had “signed” their names. They felt that such a large mailing had to be traceable through the Post Office. Mr. Brannick added that, if nothing were done, it would set a precedent for future elections in Brielle.

Coun. Garruzzo stated that the letter was inappropriate and it would be investigated.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:02 p.m. on a motion by Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan.




Approved: November 26th, 2007. ________________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk









 

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