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January 14, 2008

March 06 2008

January 14, 2008

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MINUTES JANUARY 14th,, 2008 WORK SESSION START: 7:30PM



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 a Resolution “K” to the consent agenda as he had inadvertently omitted to add the Public Defender to the list of appointment resolutions. He also asked to add a resolution “L” to authorize the Borough Attorney to resolve pending litigation. At issue was a drainage complaint that dated back to 1991. The Borough had appropriated funds to resolve the matter and it now appeared that the issue could be resolved within the parameters of that budgeted sum. Council gave their authorization



The Work Session was adjourned at 7:33 p.m. on a motion by Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan.



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MINUTES JANUARY 14th, 2008 START: 7:34 P.M.



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



ABSENT: SHAAK.



Following a moment of silent prayer, a salute to the flag and a roll call, the Minutes of the December 26th, 2007 Meeting and the 2008 Organization Meeting were approved on a motion by Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan; all aye. No nays. Passed.



Coun Garruzzo seconded by Coun. Scott, introduced Resolution 08-13 for Passage of the Consent Agenda.



Resolutions:

A. (see insertions).

B. (see insertion).

C. (see insertion).

D. (see Insertion).

E. (see insertion).

F. (see insertion).

G. (see insertion).

H. To renew the Trailer Park License of Roar Management for calendar 2008.

I. To renew the contract between the Borough of Brielle and the Brielle Community Library Association as per the current contractual terms for the period January 1st through December 31st inclusive.

J. To appoint Karen S. Brisben Deputy Tax Collector.

K. (see insertion).

L. (see insertion).



Motions:



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



Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan introduced Resolution 08-14 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 08-15 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 January 14th, 2008, 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: 08-13-A

Date: January 14th, 2008



RESOLUTION OF THE

GOVERNING BODY OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE

AWARDING A PROFESSIONAL CONTRACT





WHEREAS, the above entity has been formed pursuant to the applicable New Jersey Statutes; and



WHEREAS, in order to fulfill its statutory duties it is necessary that the Borough of Brielle retain the services of a Borough Attorney



WHEREAS, the Borough of Brielle has retained the services of the firm of Montenegro, Thompson, Montenegro & Genz, inasmuch as they are competent to fulfill the needs of the Borough of Brielle; and



WHEREAS, the Borough of Brielle wishes to establish the rate of compensation for and to be paid to said professional;



NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved that as of this 14th day of January 2008, that;





1. Nicholas C. Montenegro of the firm of Montenegro, Thompson, Montenegro & Genz is hereby retain by the Borough of Brielle as the Municipal Attorney for the fiscal year 2008 to perform to the terms of the Agreement between the Municipal Attorney and the Borough of Brielle.





2. This Contract is awarded without competitive bidding as a “Professional Service” in accordance with N.JS.A. 40A:ll-5(l)(a) of the Local Public Contracts Law because same involves the retaining of professional services.



3. The Chief Administrative Officer has made a determination that, in accordance with the provisions of the non-fair and open process the value of the contract is determined to exceed the $17,500.00 threshold.



4. This contract is being awarded under the non-fair and open contract provisions of N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.5.



5. The contractor is required to file a Business Entity Disclosure Certificate with the Borough of Brielle and a Political Contribution Disclosure Form.



6. Funds for payment of this contract have been provided for in the 2008 Temporary Budget and shall be included in the 2008 Municipal Budget.



7. The Borough of Brielle Clerk shall cause the attached Notice to be published in the Coast Star in compliance with the provisions of N.J.S.A.40A1l:5(l)(a) and (i) and N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.5.



Certification



The foregoing is a true copy of a resolution passed by the Brielle Mayor & Council at a meeting held on January 14th, 2008.



Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 15th day of January, 2008.



________________________

Thomas F. Nolan

Municipal Clerk





Resolution No: 08-13-B

Date: 14th January 2008



RESOLUTION OF THE

GOVERNING BODY OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE

AWARDING A PROFESSIONAL CONTRACT



WHEREAS, the above entity has been formed pursuant to the applicable New Jersey Statutes; and



WHEREAS, in order to fulfill its statutory duties it is necessary that the Borough of Brielle retain the services of an Municipal Engineer; and





WHEREAS, the Borough of Brielle has retained the services of Alan P. Hilla, Jr. of Birdsall Engineering, Inc. inasmuch as they are competent to fulfill the needs of the Borough of Brielle; and





WHEREAS, the Borough of Brielle wishes to establish the rate of compensation for and to be paid to said professional;





NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved that as of this 14th day of January 2008, that;





1. Alan P. Hilla, Jr., is hereby retained by the Borough of Brielle as its Municipal Engineer for the fiscal year 2008 to perform to the terms of the Agreement between the Municipal Engineer and the Borough of Brielle.





2. This Contract is awarded without competitive bidding as a “Professional Service” in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:11-5(1) (a) and (i) of the Local Public Contracts Law because same involves the retaining of professional services.



3. The Chief Administrative Officer has made a determination that, in accordance with the provisions of the non-fair and open process the value of this contract is determined to exceed the $17,500 threshold.



4. This contract is being awarded under the non-fair and open contract provisions of N.J.SA. I 9:44A-20.5.



5. The contractor is required to file a Business Entity Disclosure Certification with the Borough of Brielle.



6. Funds for the payment of this contract have been provided for in the 2008 Temporary Budget and shall be included in the 2008 Municipal Budget.

7. The Borough of Brielle Clerk shall cause the attached Notice to be published in the Coast Star in compliance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40A:11-5(1)(a) and N.J.S.A.19:44-20-5.







Certification



The foregoing is a true copy of a Resolution passed by the Brielle Mayor & Council at a meeting held on January 14th, 2008.



Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 15th day of January 2008.



_______________________

Thomas F. Nolan

Municipal Clerk




Resolution No: 08-13-C Date: 14th January 2008





RESOLUTION OF THE

GOVERNING BODY OF THE BOROUGH OF BRLELLE

AWARDING A PROFESSIONAL CONTRACT



WHEREAS, the above entity has been formed pursuant to the applicable New Jersey Statutes; and



WHEREAS, in order to fulfill its statutory duties it is necessary that the Borough of Brielle retain the services of an Auditor; and



WHEREAS, the Borough of Bridle has retained the services of Robert A. Hulsart inasmuch as he is competent to fulfill the needs of the Borough of Brielle; and



WHEREAS, the Borough of Brielle wishes to establish the rate of compensation for and to be paid to said professional:



NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved that as of this 14th day of January 2008, that;



1. Robert A. Hulsart, is hereby retained by the Borough of Brielle as its Auditor for the calendar year 2008 to perform to the terms of the Agreement between the Auditor and the Borough of Brielle.



2. This Contract is awarded without competitive bidding as a ‘Professional Service’s in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A: ll-5(l)(a) of the Local Public Contracts Law because same involves the retaining of professional services.



3. The Chief Administrative Officer has made a determination that, in accordance with the provisions of the non-fair and open process the value of this contract is determined to exceed the S 17,500.00 threshold.



4. This contract is being awarded under the non-fair and open contract provisions of N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.5.



5. The Contractor is required to file a Business Entity Disclosure Certification and a Political Contribution Disclosure Form with the Borough of Brielle.



6. Funds for payment of this contract have been provided for in the 2008 Temporary Budget and shall be included in the 2008 Municipal Budget.



7. The Borough of Brielle Clerk shall cause the attached Notice to be published in the

Coast Star in compliance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40A:11-5(1)(a)and(j) and the provisions of N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.5.



CERTIFICATION



The foregoing is a true copy of a resolution passed by the Brielle Mayor & Council at a meeting held on January 14th, 2008.



Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 15th day of January 2008.



_______________________

Thomas F. Nolan

Municipal Clerk



Resolution No: 08-13-D

Date: January 14th, 2008



RESOLUTION OF THE

GOVERNING BODY OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE

AWARDING A PROFESSIONAL CONTRACT





WHEREAS, the above entity has been formed pursuant to the applicable New Jersey Statutes; and





WHEREAS, in order to fulfill its statutory duties it is necessary that the Borough of Brielle retain the service of a Municipal Prosecutor; and





WHEREAS, the Borough of Bridle has retained the services of Ronald W. Sage inasmuch as he is competent to fulfill the needs of the Borough of Brielle; and





WHEREAS, the Borough of Brielle wishes to establish the rate of compensation for and to be paid to said professional





NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved that as of this 14th day of January 2008, that;



1. Ronald W. Sage is hereby retained by the Borough of Brielle as its Municipal Prosecutor for calendar year 2008 to perform to the terms of the Agreement between the Municipal Prosecutor and the Borough of Brielle.





2. This Contract is awarded without competitive bidding as a “Professional Service” in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:Il-5(I)(a) of the Local Public Contracts Law because same involves the retaining of professional services.



3. The Chief Administrative Officer has made a determination that, in accordance with the provisions of the non-fair and open process the value of this contract is determined not to exceed the $17,500.00 threshold.



4. This contract is not subject to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.5



5. Funds for payment of this contract have been provided for in the 2008 Temporary Budget and shall be included in the 2008 Municipal Budget.



6. The Borough of Brielle Clerk shall cause the attached Notice to be published in the Coast Star.



CERTIFICATION



The foregoing is a true copy of a resolution passed by the Brielle Mayor & Council at a meeting held on January 14th, 2008.



Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 15th day of January 2008.



_______________________

Thomas F. Nolan

Municipal Clerk



Resolution No: 08-13-E Date: 14th January 2008



RESOLUTION OF THE

GOVERNING BODY OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE

AWARDING A PROFESSIONAL CONTRACT





WHEREAS, the above entity has been formed pursuant to the applicable New Jersey Statutes;

and





WHEREAS, in order to fulfill its statutory duties it is necessary that the Borough of Brielle retain the services of an Labor Counsel; and





WHEREAS, the Borough of Brielle has retained the services of James W. Holzapfel and the firm of Citta, Holzapfel & Zabarsky inasmuch as they are competent to fulfill the needs of the Borough of Brielle; and





WHEREAS, the Borough of Brielle wishes to establish the rate of compensation for and to be paid to said professional;





NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved that as of this 14th day of January, that;



1. James W. Holzapfel, and the firm of Citta, Holzapfel & Zabarsky is hereby retained by the Borough of Brielle as its Labor Counsel for the fiscal year 2008 to perform to the terms of the Agreement between the Labor Counsel and the Borough of Bridle.



2 This Contract is awarded without competitive bidding as a “Professional Service” in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:Il-5( I )(a) of the Local Public Contracts Law because same involves the retaining of professional services.



3. The Chief Administrative Officer has made a determination that. in accordance with the Provisions of the non-fair and open process the value of this contract is determined not to exceed the $17,500.00 threshold.



4. This contract is not subject to the provisions of N.J.S.A.19:44a-20.5.



5. The contractor is required to file a Business Entity Disclosure Certification with the Borough of Brielle.



6. Funds for payment of this contract have been provided for in the 2008 Temporary Budget and shall be included in the 2008 Municipal Budget.



7. The Borough of Brielle Clerk shall cause the attached Notice to be published in the Coast Star in compliance with the provisions of N.J.S.A.40A:ll-5(l)(a) and N.J.S.A.19:44-20.5.





The foregoing is a true copy of a resolution passed by the Brielle Mayor & Council at a meeting held on January 14th, 2008.



Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 15th day of January 2008.



_______________________

Thomas F. Nolan

Municipal Clerk



Resolution No: 08-13-F

Date: January 14th, 2008





RESOLUTION OF THE

GOVERNING BODY OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE

AWARDING A PROFESSIONAL CONTRACT





WHEREAS, the above entity has been formed pursuant to the applicable New Jersey Statutes; and





WHEREAS, in order to fulfill its statutory duties it is necessary that the Borough of Brielle retain the services of an Assistant Municipal Prosecutor; and





WHEREAS, the Borough of Brielle has retained the services of James D. Carton IV inasmuch as he is competent to fulfill the needs of the Borough of Brielle; and





WHEREAS, the Borough of Brielle wishes to establish the rate of compensation for and to be paid to said professional;





NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved that as of this 14th day of January 2008, that;



I. James D. Carton IV, is hereby retained by the Borough of Brielle as its Municipal Prosecutor for the fiscal year 2008 to perform to the terms of the Agreement between the Municipal Prosecutor and the Borough of Bridle.





2. This Contract is awarded without competitive bidding as a “Professional Service” in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:II-5 (I)(a) of the Local Public Contracts Law because same involves the retaining of professional services.





3. The Borough of Brielle Clerk shall cause the attached Notice to be published in the Coast Star.



4. This contract is not subject to the provisions of N.J.S.A.l9:44a-20.5.



5. The contractor is required to file a Business Entity Disclosure Certification with the Borough of Brielle.



6. Funds for payment of this contract have been provided for in the 2008 Temporary Budget and shall be included in the 2008 Municipal Budget.



7. The Borough of Brielle Clerk shall cause the attached Notice to be published in the Coast Star in compliance with the provisions of N.J.S.A.40A:ll-5(l)(a) and N.J.S.A.19:44-20.5.





The foregoing is a true copy of a resolution passed by the Brielle Mayor & Council at a meeting held on January 14th, 2008.



Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 15th day of January 2008.


_______________________

Thomas F. Nolan

Municipal Clerk




RESOLUTION NO: 08-13-G

DATE: JANUARY 14TH, 2008





BOROUGH OF BRIELLE

MONMOUTH COUNTY

NEW JERSEY





RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE AWARD OF A CONTRACT FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES IN CONNECTION WITH THE FINANCING OF CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE ATTACHED AGREEMENT (CONTRACT AWARDED WITHOUT COMPETITIVE BIDDING PURSUANT TO THE LOCAL PUBLIC CONTRACTS LAW, N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1 ET SEQ.), AUTHORIZED BY THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE, COUNTY OF MONMOUTH, NEW JERSEY.





WHEREAS, there exists a need for specialized legal services in connection with the authorization and the issuance of bonds and other obligations and other matters relating to capital financing by the Borough of Brielle, County of Monmouth, New Jersey (herein the Borough); and





WHEREAS, such specialized legal services can be provided only by a recognized Bond Counsel firm, and the law firm of McLaughlin, Gelson, D’Apolito & Stauffer, LLC, Wall, New Jersey, are so recognized by the financial community; and





WHEREAS, the services to be performed are “professional services” as defined in the Local Public Contracts Law, N.J.S.A. 40A:11-2(6), and therefore are excepted from the Local Public Contracts Law requirements for competitive bidding, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:11-5(1)(a)(i); and





WHEREAS, the Local Public Contracts Law, N.J.S.A. 40A:11-5(1)(a)(i), requires the public advertisement of notice with respect to contracts for professional services awarded without competitive bids; and





WHEREAS, funds are or will be available for this purpose.





NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOROUGH COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE, IN THE COUNTY OF MONMOUTH, NEW JERSEY AS FOLLOWS:



1. That the Borough Council hereby appoints the firm of McLaughlin, Gelson, D’Apolito & Stauffer, LLC, Attorneys at Law, Wall, New Jersey, to serve as Bond Counsel to the Borough in connection with the financing of capital projects, and awards the contract which is annexed hereto and made a part hereof (the “Contract”), in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1 et seq.



2. That the Mayor or other appropriate official of the Borough, on behalf of the Borough, is hereby authorized and directed to execute the Contract and the Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to attest to the execution of said Contract for professional services in connection with the preparation of all bond ordinances and the authorization and issuance of all bonds, bond anticipation notes, tax anticipation notes or similar obligations and related matters of capital and debt financing by the Borough.



3. That no appropriation of funds is required at this time, payment coming from the proceeds of the sale of bonds, bond anticipation notes and tax anticipation notes or similar obligations or from capital authorizations or other appropriate budgeted items in accordance with the attached Contract.



4. That this Contract is awarded without competitive bidding as a professional service under the provisions of the Local Public Contracts Law, N.J.S.A. 40A:11-5(1)(a)(i), because legal services are a recognized profession licensed and regulated by law.



5. That a notice in accordance with this resolution and the Local Public Contracts Law, shall be published in the official newspaper or newspapers of the Borough.



6. That an executed copy of the Contract and a copy of this resolution shall be filed in the Office of the Clerk and be available there for public inspection in accordance with law.



7. That this Resolution shall take effect immediately.





The foregoing is a true copy of a resolution passed by the Brielle Mayor & Council at a meeting held on January 14th, 2008.



Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 15th day of January 2008.



_______________________

Thomas F. Nolan

Municipal Clerk





Resolution No: 08-13-K

Date: January 14th, 2008



RESOLUTION OF THE

GOVERNING BODY OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE

AWARDING A PROFESSIONAL CONTRACT



WHEREAS, the above entity has been formed pursuant to the applicable New Jersey Statutes; and





WHEREAS, in order to fulfill its statutory duties it is necessary that the Borough of Brielle retain the services of an Public Defender; and





WHEREAS, the Borough of Brielle has retained the services of Timothy J. Wintrode, Esq. inasmuch as he is competent to fulfill the needs of the Borough of Brielle; and





WHEREAS, the Borough of Brielle wishes to establish the rate of compensation for and to be paid to said professional;





NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved that as of 14th day of January 2008, that;



1. Timothy J. Wintrode, Esq., is hereby retained by the Borough of Brielle as its Public Defender for the calendar year 2008 to perform to the terms of the Agreement between the Public Defender and the Borough of Bridle.



2. This Contract is awarded without competitive bidding as a “Professional Service” in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:11-5(l)(a)and(i) of the Local Public Contracts Law because same involves the retaining of professional services.



3. The Chief Administrative Officer has made a determination that, in accordance with the provisions of the non-fair and open process the value of this contract is determined not to exceed the $17,500.00 threshold.



4. This contract is not subject to the provisions of N.J.S.A.19:44a-20.5.



5. The contractor is required to file a Business Entity Disclosure Certification with the Borough of Brielle.



6. Funds for payment of this contract have been provided for in the 2008 Temporary Budget and shall be included in the 2008 Municipal Budget.



7. The Borough of Brielle Clerk shall cause the attached Notice to be published in the Coast Star in compliance with the provisions of N.J.S.A.40A:ll-5(l)(a) and N.J.S.A.19:44-20.5.





The foregoing is a true copy of a resolution passed by the Brielle Mayor & Council at a meeting held on January 14th, 2008.



Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 15th day of January 2008.




_______________________

Thomas F. Nolan

Municipal Clerk





RESOLUTION NO: 08-14

DATE: JANUARY 14th, 2008



RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE



WHEREAS, N.J.S.A: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 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:



CURRENT:



FROM: TAX COLLECTOR S/W $8,000.00

ENGINEERING O/E $2,300.00



TOTAL $10,300.00



TO: LEGAL $10.000.00

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT $ 300.00





WATER/SEWER UTILITY





APPROVED: JANUARY 14TH, 2008




Resolution No: 08-13-L

Date: January 18th, 2008





Resolution of the Borough of Brielle



Be It Resolved, that the Borough Attorney is hereby authorized to resolve litigation (Pettineo, ET ux V. Borough of Brielle, Docket #MON-L-199096) based on the parameters outlined in the Settlement agreement dated December 26th, 2007



Moved By: Coun. Garruzzo

Seconded By: Coun, Nolan



Vote: Bolger, Garruzzo, Gorham. Nolan & Scott; aye. No nays. None abstained. Absent: Coun Shaak.





Certification



The foregoing is a true copy of a resolution passed by the Brielle Mayor & Council at a meeting held on January 18th, 2008.



Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 19th day of January, 2008.



_____________________

Thomas F. Nolan

Municipal Clerk

SEAL



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Coun. Gorham, seconded by Coun. Garruzzo introduced Resolution 08-15 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 January 14th, 2008, 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.



Mayor Nicol then announce that the time had arrived for the introduction and passage on first reading “AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 20 OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE ENTITLED “LAND USE”.



Coun. Scott, seconded by Coun. Garruzzo, introduced Resolution 08-16 for passage on introduction and first 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 08-17 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 January 28th, 2008. Vote: Coun. Bolger, Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan & Scott; all aye. No nays. Passed



Mayor Nicol then announced that the time had arrived for the introduction and passage on first reading of “CALENDAR 2008”-AN ORDINANCE TO EXCEED THE MUNICIPAL BUDGET APPROPRIATION LIMITS AND TO ESTABLISH A CAP BANK (N.J.S.A. 40A:4-45.l4).



Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan, introduced Resolution 08-18 for passage on introduction and first reading of the foregoing Ordinance. Vote: Coun. Bolger, Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan & Scott; all aye. No nays. Passed.



Coun. Nolan, seconded by Coun. Garruzzo, introduced Resolution 08-19 to authorize publication 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 January 28th, 2008. Vote: Coun. Bolger, Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan & Scott; all aye. No nays. Passed.



Mayor Nicol then called for Committee Reports and recognized Coun. Scott who cited her satisfaction with the new crosswalks on Higgins Avenue. Unlike the previous installation, this one was actually macadam configured to mimic the appearance of pavers and thereby eliminated the problem of chipping and the potential damage that could arise from snow plowing. Coun. Scott added that she had discussed the replacement with Coun. Nolan, an Engineer, who had given his endorsement and she had viewed a demonstration of the product prior to approving the replacement project and had been on hand during the installation on Higgins Avenue. Coun. Scott gave her seal of approval to the project.



Coun. Scott remained unhappy with those residents who continued to ignore the time frame established for leaf collection. Due to the potential for snow, the DPW had to ultimately collect the remaining leaves, but Coun. Scott intended to address this issue in the future

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Coun. Scott also announced that a “town-wide” shredding day would be held in the Borough Parking Lot on Saturday, April 19th between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Residents wishing to dispose of “confidential” documents could do so at that time. No one would be able to view the documents that would be shredded using a state-of-the-art process. Staff would be on hand to assist residents, but privacy was assured. Coun. Scott added that this was for “confidential” documents only and was not a substitute for the regular “mixed paper” disposal. In closing, Coun. Scott advised that the Newsletter would be a bit later than usual as the graphic artist had been out of the area. However, it would arrive before the month was out.



Coun. Nolan advised those assembled of upcoming Library Programs including the Arcadia Bird Sanctuary on January 15th, Winter Arts & Crafts for children and, for adults, an introductory computer class at 6:30 p.m. on January 7th & 31st, Coun. Nolan added that, while he was speaking, a discussion group on “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” was taking place.



Turning to Recreation, Coun. Nolan noted that the January 20th trip to “Young Frankenstein” had been a sell-out; he added that the Biddy Basketball Program was already underway and once again a great success.



Coun. Garruzzo gave the annual Police Statistical Report for 2007:



CASES OPENED: 4,186 ADULT ARRESTS: 194 JUVENILE ARRESTS: 6

DOMESTIC VIOLENCES INCIDENTS: 17



Types of Arrests:

DWI Arrest 6 Providing False Information to Police Officer 4

CDS & paraphernalia 6 Suspended Drivers License 4

Aggravated Assault 2 Terroristic Threats 1

Aggravated Assault on Police Officer 3 Restraining Order Violation 2

Burglary 2 Possession & Consumption of Alcohol 1

Simple Assault 10 Defiant Trespass 2

Disorderly Conduct 5 Possession of Lost/Stolen Property 1

Contempt/Warrant 73 Public Nuisance 1

Theft 1

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BRIELLE COURT

YEARLY STATISTICS



2005 2006 2007

MOVING 2199 2607 3155

PARKING 96 102 80

DWI 108 108 66

INDICT 49 34 44

DPS/PDP 51 45 34

BORO 113 67 47

TOTAL 2616 2963 3467

Page 11 14th January 2008





Mayor Nicol advised that Coun. Shaak was not in attendance due to his taking additional E.M.T. training.



Coun. Bolger had no Personnel Committee Report, but he lauded the decision to combine the Planning Board & Board of Adjustment into one entity. He noted that one could always revert to the traditional way if things did not work out, but he felt that the Council had to be forward looking and he believed that this was a change for the better which would mean greater efficiency and perhaps realize some cost savings.



Coun. Bolger also gave the First Aid Report and noted that the Squad had answered 420 calls in 2007 that equated to more than one a day. He also noted that four members had answered 200 plus calls, they were Karen Smith, Ralph Condoluci, Jeanne Jacobus and Barbara Csogi. Barbara had responded to 250 calls. Coun. Bolger added that the Squad responds at all hours of the day and night in all types of weather. Their dedication was worthy of commendation.



Coun. Bolger also cited Coun. Shaak’s on-going dedication to obtaining advanced certifications; he noted that the First Squad Members were all interested in furthering their skills for the betterment of the community.



Coun. Gorham had no report and, in the absence of any public comment, the meeting was adjourned at 7:55 p.m. on a motion by Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan.



Approved: January 28th, 2008.


_________________________
Thomas F. Nolan

Municipal Clerk

 

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