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March 10, 2008

April 18 2008

March 10, 2008

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MINUTES MARCH 10TH, 2008 WORK SESSION START: 7:30PM

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

ABSENT: COUN SHAAK.

Mayor 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 to the consent agenda to permit a raffle by the “Save the Summer Flounder Fishing Fund”. Permission was given.

The work session was adjourned at 7:32 p.m. on a motion by Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan.




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MINUTES MARCH 10TH, 2008 START: 7:36 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 February 25th, 2008 meeting were approved on a motion by Coun. Nolan, seconded by Coun. Scott; all aye. No nays. Passed. Coun. Garruzzo abstained.

Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan, introduced Resolution 08-37 for passage of the Consent Agenda.

Resolutions:
A. To Re-confirm the membership roster of the Brielle Planning Board.
B. To declare an “Emergency” to the Temporary Budget.
C. (see insertion).
D. (see insertion).
E. (see insertion).

Motions:

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

Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Scott introduced Resolution 08-38 TO TRANSFER FUNDS (see insertion).

Prior to the payment of bills, Mayor Nicol advised the public that on Tuesday, March 11th, he would be attending a press conference sponsored by State Senator Sean Kean, being held in Neptune City to protest the loss of state aid for municipalities with populations under five thousand. He urged the public to attend and to let their voices be heard.

Coun. Gorham, seconded by Coun. Nolan, introduced Resolution 08-39 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 March 10th, 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: 08-37-A Date: March 10th, 2008

Borough of Brielle Resolution

Be It Resolved, that the following individuals shall constitute the membership roster of the new combined Planning Board has authorized by Ordinance No.986 adopted on January 28th, 2008.


Class I Thomas B. Nicol (08)
Class II James J. Langenberger (08)
Class III Frank A. Garruzzo (08)
Class IV Susan Brady (08)
John Visceglia (11)
Thomas Heavey (09)
Tim Sigler (09)
Tom Condon (10)
Terre Vitale (11)
Alternate #1 James Harman (09)
Alternate #2 Charles Sarnasi (08)






RESOLUTION NO: 08-37-B
DATE: MARCH 10TH, 2008


RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE

Be It Resolved, that an “Emergency” is hereby declared to the Temporary Budget, in Compliance with Local Budget Law, and

Be It Further Resolved, that the attached list of appropriations shall constitute the 2008 Municipal Budget until such time as the official 2008 Municipal Budget is finally adopted.







2008 2007
Budget Budget
GENERAL GOVERNMENT
Admin. & Exec.
Salaries and Wages $170,000.00 $170,000.00
Other Expense $46,000.00 $44,000.00

Financial Administration
Salaries and Wages
Other Expense $28,000.00 $26,000.00

Assessment of Taxes
Salaries and Wages $26,000.00 $25,000.00
Other Expense $9,800.00 $9,800.00
Tax Appeals

Collection of Taxes
Salaries and Wages $73,500.00 $36,500.00
Other Expense $10,780.00 $10,780.00

Legal services and costs
Salaries and Wages
Other Expense $120,000.00 $110,000.00

Municipal Prosecutor
Other Expense $20,000.00 $20,000.00

Engineering services
Other Expense $65,000.00 $62.000.00

Land Use
Salaries and Wages
Other Expense $26,000.00 $24,500.00

Planning Board
Salaries and Wages $10,000.00 $6,032.00
Other Expense $21,500.00 $5,180.00

Board of Adjustment



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2008 2007
Budget Budget
Salaries and Wages $2,730.00
Other Expense $14,700.00

Zoning Official
Salaries and Wages $15,000.00 $5,000.00
Other Expense $980.00

Insurance
Group $488,000.00 $465,000.00
Insurance $125,271.00 $255,010.00
Workers Compensation $134,729.00
PEOSHA Blood borne $3,500.00 $3,500.00

Public Safety
Police
Salaries and Wages $1,650,000.00 $1,595,100.00
Other Expense $175,000.00 $178,197.25
Other Expense-Autos $55,000.00 $55,000.00
Other Expense-Deferred Sick $10,000.00 $10,000.00

Fire Company
Other Expense $35.750.00 $34,750.00
Fire Protection Official
Salaries and Wages $l.640.00 $3,640.00
Other Expense $2.980.00 $980.00
Life Hazard Fees $5,336.95 $6,047.00
Emergency Management S/W $7,500.00
Other Expense $5,000.00 $4,900.00
First Aid Organization $30,000.00 $27,900.00



Code Enforcement
Salaries and Wages $9,077.00 $8,586.00
Other Expense $1,500.00 $1,414.00

Health and Welfare

Bd. Of Health
Salaries and Wages $3,000.00 $3,000.00



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2008 2007
Budget Budget
Other Expense $1,000.00 $980.00
Health Services Contract $35,000.00 $35,000.00
Dog Regulation $8,500.00 $8,500.00
Buildings and Ground
Other Expense $85,000.00 $83,330.00

Streets and Roads
Salaries and Wages $390,000.00 $385,000.00
Other Expenses $78,000.00 $78,000.00

Vehicle Maintenance $50,000.00 $42,000.00

Mercantile Inspector
Salaries and Wages $3,676.00 $3,676.00
Other Expense $300.00 $294.00


Sanitation
Tipping $315,000.00 $300,000.00
Contractual $195.000.00 $202,000.00

Recycling
Salaries and Wages $130,000.00 $125,000.00


Recreation
Salaries and Wages $37,000.00 $35,000.00
Other Expense $5,000.00 $32,000.00
Public Event $2,500.00 $2,450.00

Utilities $275,000.00 $235.000.00

Street Lighting
Electric
Gas
Shade Tree Commission
Other Expense $30,000.00 $29,400.00

Environmental Commission
Other Expense $1,000.00 $980.00




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2008 2007
Budget
Budget
Brielle Boro Historian $2,500.00 $2,156.00
TOTAL OPER. WITHIN CAP $5,029,339.95 $4,826,992.25
CONTINGENT
TOTAL WITH CONTINGENT $5,029,339.95 $4,826,992.25
DETAIL:
Salaries and Wages $2,518,893.00 $2,704,264.00
Other Expenses $2,510,446.95 $2,122,728.25
Deferred ChargesStatutory ExpenditurePFRS $302,523.00 $38,764.00
PERS $76,415.00
Social Security $201,511.44 $198,000.00
TOTAL DEFERRED CHARGES $580,449.44 $236,764.00
TOTAL EXP. WITHIN CAPS $5,609,789.39 $5,063,756.25
OPER. EXCLUDED FROM CAPMUNICIPAL COURT
Salaries and Wages $40,000.00 $40,000.00
Other ExpensePublic DefenderLOSAP $36,000.00 $30,000.00
Aid to Library $104,000.00 $50,000.00
PFRS $189,369.00
PERS $46,043.00
Monmouth-Dispatch $70,000.00 $93,922.51
Manasquan Court $108,000.00 $99,750.00
Construction Code $85,000.00 $80,000.00
Share $20,000.00
FEMA $47,420.00
DWI Reserve $3,000.00
TOTAL-OPER. EXC. FROM CAP $443,000.00 $699,504.51
DETAIL:

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2008 2007
Budget Budget
SALARIES AND WAGES
OTHER EXPENSES $443,000.00 $699,504.51


CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS
Capital Improv. Fund
Revaluation
Dot $160,000.00
Master Plan Update ______________________________
TOTAL CAPITAL IMP. $160,000.00


DEBT SERVICE
Bond Principal
Bans and Capital Notes $400,000.00 $400,000.00
Interest on Bonds and Notes
Green Acres/Open Space
MCIA Lease
TOTAL DEBT SERVICE $400,000.00 $400,000.00
DEFERRED CHARGES:
Board of Education
Emergency $43,380.00 $43,380.00
TOTAL DEF. CHARGES $43,380.00 $43,380.00 TOTAL EXCLUDED
FROM CAPS $886,380.00 $1,302,884.51
SUBTOTAL: GEN. APPRPOP. $6,496,169.39 $6,366,640.76
Reserve for Uncollected
Taxes $461,594.05 $593,383.24
TOTAL GEN. APPROP. $6,957,763.44 $6,960,024.00
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WATER UTILITY BUDGET
APPROPRIATION 2008 2007

Salaries & Wages 320,000 345,000
Other Expenses 165,000 165,000

N.J.W.S.A. 170,000 165,000
S.M.R.S.A. 435,000 518,000
Infiltration Study 18,000 16,365
M.C.I. A. 649,000 638,000
Group Insurance 115,000 115,000
Capital Outlay 113,000 113,000
Payment of Bond Principal 70,000 60,000
Interest 45,000 52,700
EDA. Loan 8,800 8,800
S.S.I. 30,000 30,000




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Resolution No.08-37-C
Date: March 10th, 2008

Resolution of the Borough of Brielle

Whereas: on March 3rd, 2008, Bayshore Community Hospital, 727 North Beers Street, Holmdel, NJ 07753, submitted Raffle Application No. 2008-5, ID No. 217-4-36769 for an on-premise 50/50 Raffle, to be held at the Manasquan River Golf Club, 843 Riverview Drive, Brielle NJ 08730 on Monday, May 19th, 2008 at 8:00pm.

Whereas: the Brielle Police Department had indicated that it has no objection to granting this License.

Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved: that the Governing Body of the Borough of Brielle directs the Business Administrator to sign the Findings and Determination and the Municipal Clerk is to issue the required License on behalf of the Borough.

Certification

The foregoing is a true copy of a Resolution passed by the Mayor & Council of the Borough of Brielle at a meeting held at Borough Hall, 601 Union Lane, Brielle, New Jersey, on March 10th, 2008.

Witness my hand and Seal of the Borough of Brielle this 11th day of March 2008.




Resolution No.08-37-D
Date: March 10th, 2008

Resolution of the Borough of Brielle

Whereas: on March 3rd, 2008, Bayshore Community Hospital, 727 North Beers Street, Holmdel, NJ 07753, submitted Raffle Application No. 2008-6, ID No. 217-4-36769 for an off-premise Raffle, to be held at the Manasquan River Golf Club, 843 Riverview Drive, Brielle NJ 08730 on Monday, May 19th, 2008 at 8:00pm.

Whereas: the Brielle Police Department had indicated that it has no objection to granting this License.

Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved: that the Governing Body of the Borough of Brielle directs the Business Administrator to sign the Findings and Determination and the Municipal Clerk is to issue the required License on behalf of the Borough.

Certification

The foregoing is a true copy of a Resolution passed by the Mayor & Council of the Borough of Brielle at a meeting held at Borough Hall, 601 Union Lane, Brielle, New Jersey, on March 10th, 2008.

Witness my hand and Seal of the Borough of Brielle this 11th day of March 2008.




Resolution No.08-37-E
Date: March 10th, 2008

Resolution of the Borough of Brielle

Whereas: on March 6th, 2008, Save The Summer Flounder Linc, 2167 Gregory Place, Sea Girt, NJ 07762, submitted Raffle Application No. 2008-7, ID No. 57-5-37551 for an off-premise Raffle, to be held at Piancone's South, 110 Union Avenue, Brielle, NJ 08730 on Monday, June 28th, 2008 from 5pm to 7pm.

Whereas: the Brielle Police Department had indicated that it has no objection to granting this License.

Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved: that the Governing Body of the Borough of Brielle directs the Business Administrator to sign the Findings and Determination and the Municipal Clerk is to issue the required License on behalf of the Borough.

Certification

The foregoing is a true copy of a Resolution passed by the Mayor & Council of the Borough of Brielle at a meeting held at Borough Hall, 601 Union Lane, Brielle, New Jersey, on March 10th, 2008.

Witness my hand and Seal of the Borough of Brielle this 11th day of March 2008.





RESOLUTION NO: 08-3 8
DATE: MARCH 11th, 2008

RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE

WHEREAS, NJSA:40A-58 PROVIDES FOR MAKING TRANSFERS BETWEEN BUDGET APPROPRIATION RESERVE ACCOUNTS DURING THE MONTHS OF JANUARY FEBRUARY& MARCH, 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

VHEREAS, THE GOVERNING BODY MAY, BY RESOLUTION, TRANSFER EXISTING EXCESS FOR 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: SHADE TREE O/E $13,300.00
TO: LEGAL O/E $13,300.00



WATER/SEWER UTILITY






APPROVED: MARCH 10TH, 2008



Office of the Mayor

Proclamation

Whereas, Global Warming is the greatest threat that our planet has ever faced, and

Whereas, It is vital that all Americans be aware of the adverse impact Global Warming is having
on our planet, and

Whereas, The Environmental Club of the Brielle Elementary School is working toward that end by asking all residents of the Borough of Brielle to participate in Earth Hour by turning off their lights on March 29th, 2008, between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. in an effort to steam the tide of global warming.

Now Therefore Be It Proclaimed, that all Brielle Residents are hereby asked to turn off their lights for one hour, starting at 8:00 pm. on Saturday, March 29th, 2008.



Thomas B, Nicol
Mayor


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Coun. Scott noted that on Wednesday, March 12th, the Riverview Seniors would be attending a preview of the Brielle Elementary School’s production of the King & I.

Coun. Scott cited her attendance at the annual meeting of ANJR (Association of New Jersey Recyclers) and pointed out that new legislation had recently passed that put emphasis on enforcement, tonnage reports, Master Plan updates, certified coordinators and increased penalties. These measures had been necessary as enthusiasm for recycling had waned statewide, but Brielle continues to be in good shape.

Coun. Scott also noted that Landfill Fees would rise from $1.65 a ton to $3.00, but 60% of the increase would he rebated back to the towns through the recycling tonnage grants. The added plus was that the more we recycle the less that goes into the landfill, so disposal costs decrease while tonnage grants increase.

Coun. Scott then addressed the issue of CFL’s (Compact Fluorescent Lamps). More and more people were using them and it was anticipated that soon incandescent bulbs would be banned. Additional information on this issue would be in the next newsletter.

Coun. Scott informed the public that recycling electronic devices was good public policy and she pointed out that 6% of every computer monitor was lead. The Borough provided a collection point at the Recycling Center, but items should not be placed at the curb.

Coun. Scott cited the profits to be made from recycling metal. The markets were good, the materials were needed by industry, so it was important that residents brought their metal to the recycling center and not place it out for bulk collection. Residents who had large items could call the DPW and arrange for a pick-up.

In closing, Coun. Scott advised the public that the County would be holding two public information sessions on the County Bridges over Debbie’s Creek and the Glimmer Glass. The first would be in Brielle, at the Curtis House, on March 19th. The second would be in Manasquan on March 20th. Both would be held from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Coun. Scott also announced that leaf collection would resume on April 1st. Paper Shredding Day would be on April 19th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the municipal parking lot, and Bulk Collection would be the week of May 19th.

The Councilwoman also reminded the public of a JCP&L advisory that no signs or banners can be posted on utility poles.

Coun. Nolan announced the $500.00 Jean Wetzel Scholarship Fund sponsored by the Brielle Library Association. All Brielle High School Seniors were eligible to apply by submitting a 250 word essay. Applications were available at the Library or on the website www.briellepubliclibrary.org.

The Library would also be sponsoring a number of lectures that included Pineland Preservation Page 33

& the Jersey Devil, a Public Health forum conducted by the Monmouth Regional Health Commission, and an appearance by a local author of children’s books.

Coun. Nolan noted that the “3 on 3 Tournament” had been a great success with over 120 participants, although a team from Point Pleasant won. The Easter Egg Hunt would be held on March 15th (rain date March 16th), Rick Trimble would be conducting his Spring Training Baseball Camp which featured the Monsignor Donovan Baseball Team, and a meeting would be held on March 16th at Borough Hall to try and revive the Soap Box Derby.

A Brielle Basketball Team was in the Champion Series and would appear in the semifinals this weekend and, despite the rain, the Fire Company’s “Half-way to Brielle Day” had been a great success.

In closing, Coun. Nolan stated his regret over the stress the State had placed on the budget the loss of state aid.

Coun. Garruzzo informed the public that Howell resident John I. Curley had been arrested by the Bay Head Police and charged with an attempt to lure a child. He had also been charged by the Ocean County Prosecutor for the possession of child pornography.

An investigation by Brielle Police indicated that Mr. Curley had visited the Brielle Park & Library. Residents were urged to be on their guard. The terms of Mr. Curley’s bail were that he was prohibited from any unsupervised contact with a child under eighteen, he was prohibited from areas frequented by children i.e. playgrounds, parks, schools, children section of the library and churches.

Mr. Curley was also prohibited from being within 20 feet of any place where he could come into contact with children such as malls, public streets or restaurants designed for children. He is also banned from computer usage, both internet and non-internet.

Coun. Bolger congratulated Tom Condon of Brielle Fire Company #1 for his coordination of the 5K Run; he thought it might become a new tradition. Coun. Bolger also cited his visit to the Freeholder’s budget hearing and reminded the public that his request that the budget be reduced had resulted in the comment “Thank you”. However, since the Freeholders subsequently did reduce the budget between 8 and 9 million dollars, his words might have had an impact.

While Coun. Bolger would not take credit for the reduction, he believed that every voice should be heard and he urged the public to attend the Board of Education Meeting wherein their budget was going to be introduced with an increase of some $500,000.

Coun. Bolger thought that was a lot of money in a year when aid has been cut and the Borough is struggling, and he felt that the public should take a look at the school budget and become better informed.

Mayor Nicol then opened the meeting to the public and recognized Mr. Frank Lamond, 633 Oceanview Road, who expressed his dismay over the construction of a 50 foot long garage within 5 feet of his property line.
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Mr. Lamond has lived at his present location for 14 years, but when his neighbor Bill Turner retired and sold the property next door, the new owner George Catollus had begun extensive renovations. The new garage was akin to “The Great Wall of China” and severely impacted the value of his property. Mr. Lamond acknowledged that he had spoken with the Zoning Officer, Al Hilla, and members of the Governing Body, and been advised that the construction was legal, but he still believed that while it was legal, it was not in keeping with the spirit of the land use law.

Mr. Lamond also expressed a concern over the proposed revisions to the Accessory Building Ordinance which could deny him the same rights that his neighbor had just exercised.

Attorney Montenegro explained that the building permits had been issued under the current ordinance and the owner now had a vested right to proceed. The Council had entertained a new ordinance on accessory structures, but even if they proceeded it would not be of any assistance to Mr. Lamond as the building permits were valid.

Mr. Montenegro also suggested that, if Mr. Lamond planned to make improvements to his property he might want to secure building permits in advance of any amendment to the current ordinance.

Daniel Fallon, 1004 Forrest Road, inquired as to the Borough’s surplus position? The Administrator explained that the Borough currently held $763,000 in surplus, but that due to the 4% CAP on the Tax Levy, $400,000 would have to be employ in the 2008 proposed municipal budget. This means that there will be even less surplus in 2009, and likely none in 2010. The situation was series and given the State imposed CAP there was no ability to replenish the surplus.

There being no further comments, the meeting was adjourned at 8:15 p.m. on a motion by Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan.


Approved: March 24th, 2008


_____________________________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk


 

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