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December 10, 2007

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December 10, 2007

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MINUTES DECEMBER 10th, 2007 WORK SESSION START: 7:30PM

PRESENT: MAYOR NICOL, COUN. BOLGER, GARRUZZO, GORHAM, NOLAN & SCOTT. ATTORNEY THOMPSON & 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 advised Council that Chairman Scott had a report on her Committee’s review of the Sanitation Bids.

Coun. Scott advised that her Committee, in conjunction with Attorney Robert Swain, had reviewed the bids for the provision of solid waste services and they had been pleased with the results. Four companies had submitted bids and the bid document had contained five options. They included back yard collection once a week, back yard collection with an additional collection during the summer months, and the same two scenarios for curb side collection. The final option was for the collection of trash at the private condominium locations.

After deliberating the Committee recommended taking option #1 which would continue the current level of service at a reduced cost. Coun. Scott added that private individuals could contract for an additional “summer” collection directly with the provider of service.

Coun. Garruzzo asked what that cost would be? Coun. Scott replied $14.00 a month.

Coun. Nolan interjected that Option #2 would have made sense if a minimum of 100 homes were interested in a second collection. However, when that service was made available this summer only half a dozen residents expressed interest.

Mayor Nicol opened the session for public comment and recognized a representation from Future Sanitation of Farmingdale who informed the Council that they had received a competitive bid for a five year contract at a total cost of $l,010,600. However, he emphasized that the key to waste reduction was recycling, a statement greeted with pleasure by Chairman Scott, and he reminded the Council that a five year contract at such a discounted price indicated that the provider was cutting it close and he wondered if he had anticipated the impact of increased fuel and labor costs? The representative from Future Sanitation suggested that a three year contract might be the better option.

Ms. Scott noted that all the towns currently served by M&S Sanitation had been contacted and there were no problems with their service.

Mr. Swain noted that Mr. Mario Schito, Jr., President of M&S Waste Services was present if anyone had any questions.

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There being no questions or further comment, the work session was adjourned at 7:45 p.m. on a motion by Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan.


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MINUTES NOVEMBER 26th, 2007 START: 7:46P.M.

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

ABSENT: COUN. SHAAK

Following a moment of silent prayer, a salute to the flag and a roll call, the Minutes of the November 26th, 2007 Meeting were approved on a motion by Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan; all aye. No nays. Passed.

Coun. Scott, seconded by Coun. Nolan, introduced Resolution 07-115 for passage of the Consent Agenda.

Resolutions:
A. (see insertion).

Motions
A. To appoint Carole Eggert, 917 Teaberry Lane, to the Brielle Shade Tree Committee to fill the unexpired term of Grace Bruder through 12/31/09.

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

Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan introduced Resolution 07-116 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 07-117 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 December 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 ; all aye. No nays. Passed.


BOROUGH OF BRIELLE
RESOLUTION # 07-115-C

RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE, MONMOUTH COUNTY, NEW JERSEY, AWARDING A CONTRACT TO M&S WASTE SERVICES, INC., FOR SOLID WASTE COLLECTION SERVICE IN THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE, MONMOUTH COUNTY, NEW JERSEY.

WHEREAS, the Borough of Brielle advertised for and received bids pursuant to the total Public Contracts Law’ (N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1 et seq.) for solid waste collection, in the Borough (the “Project”); and

WHEREAS, the Borough of Brielle received four bids for the Project at the bid opening held in the Borough Hall of the Borough of Brielle at 10:00 a.m. on November 28th, 2007; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to requirements of “The Open Public Meetings Act” (N.J.S,A. 10:4-6 et seq.) on December 10th, 2007, the governing body met in a Work Session and reviewed the options contained in the bid specifications and the bid submitted by the bidder; and

WHEREAS, the governing body has determined that it is in the best interest of the Borough to select OPTION “I”, for solid waste collection service for a contract period of five years; and

WHEREAS, M&S WASTE SERVICES, INC., (hereafter “M&S”), submitted the lowest responsible bid on the option which the Borough determined that it desired for the services bid upon for this Project; and

WHEREAS, the Borough Council is desirous of awarding a contract to M&S for a five year period commencing January 1st, 2008 and terminating December 31st, 2012:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Borough Council of the Borough of Brielle, Monmouth County, New Jersey, on this 10th day of December 2007, as follows:

1. A contract is hereby awarded to M&S for solid waste collection, under OPTION “I” of the bid specifications for this Project for a five year Period commencing January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2012 at a cost of One Million Ten Thousand, Six Hundred Dollars ($1,010,600.00), said sum to be billed and payable in annual installments as follows:

YEAR ONE: One Hundred Ninety Five Thousand Dollars ($195,000.00)
YEAR TWO: Two Hundred Thousand Dollars ($200,000.00)
YEAR THREE: Two Hundred Three Thousand Dollars ($203,000.00)
YEAR FOUR: Two Hundred Six Thousand Dollars ($206,000.00)
YEAR FIVE: Two Hundred Six Thousand Six Hundred Dollars ($206,600.00
TOTAL: $1,010,600.00

RESOLUTION NO: 07-116
DATE: DECEMBER 10th, 2007

RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE

WHEREAS, 40:A-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 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: TAX O/E $1,000.00
ENGINEERING $1,000.00
WORKERS COMPENSATION $5,000.00
GROUP INSURANCE $5,000.00
LIFE HAZARD FEES $6,000.00
FIRE INSPECTOR S/W $3,000.00
STREETS & ROADS S/W $5,000.00

TOTAL $26,000.00
TO: LEGAL $26.000.00


APPROVED: DECEMBER 10th, 2007



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Mayor Nicol then announced that the time had arrived for a hearing and further consideration of “An Ordinance to Amend Ordinance No. 976. “An Ordinance Fixing the Salaries & Compensations of the Various Officers & Employees of the Borough of Brielle”.

The hearing was opened on a motion by Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan.

The Administrator explained that the Ordinance would permit the Borough to honor its collective bargaining agreements that came due in January 2008.

The hearing was adjourned on a motion by Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Gorham.

Coun. Garruzzo. seconded by Coun. Gorham, introduced resolution 07-118 for passage and adoption on final reading of the foregoing ordinance. Vote: Coun. Bolger, Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan & Scott; all aye. No nays. Passed.

Coun, Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan, introduced Resolution 07-119 to authorize publication of passage and adoption in the Coast Star Newspaper according to law. Vote: Coun, Bolger, Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan & Scott; all aye. No nays. Passed.

Mayor Nicol then called for Committee Reports and recognized Coun. Scott who reminded the public that the target cut-off date for leaf collection was still December 15th. Additional weekend crews had been run along with some additional after hour collection and it appeared that everything was on schedule. However, the DPW would continue to collect leaves through December 19th to afford the community one final weekend to get their leaves to the curb. Coun. Scott reminded the public that it was time to gear up for a potential snow event.

Coun. Nolan praised the Board of Recreation for the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony which had been well attended, and he advised that tickets for the Broadway play “Young Frankenstein” were available by contacting Dawn Harriman at 732-223-3822.

Coun. Nolan also noted that the Board’s Bus Trip to N.Y.C. had been a great success and the “Build Your Own Snowman” contest would be held again.

Turning to the Library, Coun. Nolan added that their “Kids Movie Night” had been attended by over twenty-five children. The library had also invited Director Philip Tartaglia, who had filmed Real Housewives & Expressions, to speak at the Library.

In closing he noted that the Environmental Commission would be holding their Reorganization Meeting.

Coun. Garruzzo noted that the Police would be conducting their “Coats for Kids” Drive through December 22nd. Coun. Garruzzo added that the County had completed their data collection relative to speeds on Riverview Drive. That information was now in the hands of an Consultant and the public would be kept advised of any new developments.
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Coun. Bolger cited two “lovely ladies” Ms. Grace Bruder & Ms. Carole Eggert. Ms. Bruder, a thirty-eight year resident, had relocated to Brick Township and resigned her position on the Shade Tree Commission. Ms. Eggert would be taking her place. Both ladies were Master Gardeners and had made a major contribution to the success of Brielle’s Bayberry Gardening Club.

Coun. Gorham had no report, but he, as each member of Council had done at the conclusion of their report, wished all Brielle Residents a Healthy & Happy Holiday Season.

Mayor Nicol then read the annual Christmas Resolutions:

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS RESOLUTIONS

WHEREAS, THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE HAS BEEN FORMED IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE STATUTES, AND

WHEREAS, THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE SEEKS TO ENSURE THE WELL-BEING OF ALL ITS RESIDENTS, AND

WHEREAS, IT IS IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE AFORESAID BRIELLE RESIDENTS
THAT THERE BE A WHITE CHRISTMAS.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, THAT THERE SHALL BE SNOW IN THE BOROUGH
OF BRIELLE DURING THE PERIOD DECEMBER 24th THROUGH
DECEMBER 25th, 2007, AND

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, THAT THE BOROUGH CLERK SHALL FORWARD A COPY OF THIS RESOLUTION TO THE APPROPRIATE “IMPLEMENTING” AGENCIES.
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WHEREAS, THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE HAS BEEN FORMED IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE STATUTES, AND

WHEREAS, CHAPTER VII OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE ENTITLED “TRAFFIC” IS SILENT ON THE SUBJECT OF SLEIGHS AND REINDEER, AND

WHEREAS, THE NECESSITIES OF THE HOLIDAY SEASON DEMAND CLARIFICATION OF THIS DEFICIENCY.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, THAT SLEIGHS AND REINDEER SHALL BE PERMITTED TO LAND ON ROOFTOPS IN THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE DURING THE PERIOD DECEMBER 24th THROUGH DECEMBER 25th (INCLUSIVE), AND
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BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, THAT NO PARKING CITATIONS SHALL BE ISSUED TO OPERATORS OF THE AFOREMENTIONED VEHICLES PROVIDED THAT THEY FIT THE FOLLOWING DESCRIPTION: “LITTLE”, “OLD”, “LIVELY” AND “QUICK” AND CAN PRODUCE VALID IDENTIFICATION THAT THEIR NAME IS “SAINT NICK”.
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The meeting was then opened to the public and Daniel Fallon, 1004 Forrest Road, asked Coun. Gorham if he had spoken to the Mayor about relinquishing his SMRSA provided health benefits?

Mayor Nicol replied that both Coun. Gorham & Garruzzo had spoken to him, but he intended to retain the benefits.

Dave Dupre, 1016 Riverview Drive, asked when the last meeting of the year would be held?

Council considered the matter and, in light of the holiday season, it was decided to change the time of the December 26th meeting to 5:30 p.m.

Janet Hendricks, 615 Leslie Avenue, asked if the Waterfront Access issue had been addressed as promised earlier in the year?

Coun. Nolan stated that money was available for an upgrade of the Brielle Beach area and he was working with the Board of Recreation and the Environmental Commission to that end; it appeared that the Environmental Commission would become the lead agency on the project.

Mary Lou Bolger, 2 Water’s Edge, was recognized and she urged that input be sought from the neighbors adjacent to these access points as they were directly impacted and could advise the Council of potential problems.

Coun. Nolan acknowledged that he had spoken with the neighbors adjacent to the Donnelly Beach Access point and he was attempting to address their concerns.

Ms. Bolger cited litter as a problem and she suggested that the Council require all trash to be kept in clear plastic bags to ensure that the collectors could see if it included any recyclables.

Coun. Scott interjected that “enforcement” was the weak link in the Borough’s Recycling Program and added that anything that increased recycling rates was “music to her ears”.

Coun. Scott reminded the public that it was the Holiday Season and that wrapping paper and cards were in abundance. They were all recyclable. Coun. Scott then cited a visit to her physician who after years of her chiding had finally placed recycling containers in his office. Despite his good intentions she did observe him toss a prescription pad into the trash instead of the office paper bin.

Coun. Nolan asked how effective Brielle’s overall program was, 35% he asked? Recycling
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Coordinator Burkhardt replied that it was over 50%. Coun. Scott added that “there was always room to improve”.

There being no further comments, the meeting was adjourned at 8:05 p.m. on a motion by Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun, Gorham.


Approved: December 26th, 2007.

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Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk

 

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