Borough of Brielle, NJ
| May 12, 2008
May 12, 2008
WORK SESSION START: 7:30PM
PRESENT: MAYOR NICOL, COUN. BOLGER, GARRUZZO, GORHAM, NOLAN, SCOTT & SHAAK. ATTORNEY MONTENEGRO & ADMINISTRATOR NOLAN.
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 thought that the Council should know that Sherri Hopkins had taken a weeks vacation to join her Church Group & Habitat for Humanity in rehabilitating housing units in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
The Administrator also noted that First Aid Squad Liaison, Coun. Bolger had a presentation. Coun Bolger read the following Proclamation:
WHEREAS, six members of the Brielle First Aid Squad have successfully completed the Emergency Medical Technician course, and
WHEREAS, the course was approved by the State Department of Transportation and requires a minimum of 110 hours of training and an additional 10 hours of clinical time, and
WHEREAS, the participants are required to attend all classes and pass an in-depth examination of 150 questions that results in their obtaining a National Registry EMT-Base certification and a New Jersey EMT-Base certification, and
WHEREAS, all six of the volunteer members undertook to secure this certification on their own time and such dedication is worthy of acknowledgement.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT PROCLAIMED, that May 12th, 2008 be known as EMT Recognition Day in the Borough of Brielle and all residents are asked to acknowledge the achievements of:
Thomas B. Nicol Richard J. Bolger
Mayor Council Liaison
Coun. Bolger noted that events such as this were “the best part of the job”. He was to acknowledge these six people and added that there were no better volunteers then those who served Brielle.
He reminded the public that this was not an on-line test, but a course that began months ago and required weekly attendance and examinations to permit the candidate to pass on to the next level. Coun. Bolger believed that these Volunteers exhibited a level of excellence and dedication to the Borough that assured that the tradition of service would continue.
The work session was adjourned at 7:35p.m. on a motion by Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan.
MINUTES MAY 12TH, 2008 START: 7:36P.M.
PRESENT: MAYOR NICOL, COUN. BOLGER, GARRUZZO, GORHAM, NOLAN, SCOTT, & SHAAK. ATTORNEY MONTENEGRO & ADMINISTRATOR NOLAN.
Following a moment of silent prayer, a salute to the flag and a roll call, the Minutes of the April 28th, 2008 meeting were approved on a motion by Coun. Garruzzo seconded by Coun Nolan; all aye; no nays. Passed.
Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Gorham, introduced Resolution 08-55 for passage of the Consent Agenda.
A. (see insertion).
B. (see insertion).
C. To hire Christopher E. Ramirez, 402 Bennett Place, as a part-time seasonal DPW Employee,
effective this date.
D. (see insertion).
E. (see insertion).
F. (see insertion).
Vote: Coun. Bolger, Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan, Scott & Shaak; all aye. No nays. Passed.
Coun. Gorham, seconded by Coun. Shaak, introduced Resolution 08-56 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 May 12th, 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 & Shaak; all aye. No nays. Passed.
Resolution No: 08-55-A
Date: May 12th, 2008
Borough of Brielle Resolution
Whereas, application has been made for the renewal of liquor license #1308-33-008-001, and
Whereas, the application is complete, the $1,866.00 fee due to the Borough and the $200.00 fee due to the State of New Jersey, Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control, have been received, and all other municipal requirements have been met, and
Whereas, no objections to the renewal of this license have been received.
Now Therefore Be It Resolved, that the application of the Manasquan River Golf Club, for premises located at 847 Riverview Drive (P.O. Box 505), Brielle, New Jersey, is hereby approved and the Clerk of the Municipality is authorized to deliver said license to the holder for the License Year July 1st, 2008 through June 30th, 2009.
The foregoing is a true copy of a resolution passed by the Brielle Mayor & Council, at a meeting held on May 12th, 2008.
Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 13th day of May 2008.
RESOLUTION NO: 08-55-B
DATE: MAY 14TH, 2007
BOROUGH OF BRIELLE RESOLUTION
WHEREAS, APPLICATION HAS BEEN MADE FOR THE RENEWAL OF LIQUOR LICENSE #1308-31-013-001, AND
WHEREAS, THE APPLICATION IS COMPLETE, THE $50.00 FEE DUE THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE HAS BEEN WAIVED, THE $200.00 FEE DUE TO THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY, DIVISION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL RECEIVED, AND ALL MUNICIPAL REQUIREMENTS HAVE BEEN MET, AND
WHEREAS, NO OBJECTIONS TO THE RENEWAL OF THIS LICENSE HAVE BEEN RECEIVED.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, THAT THE APPLICATION OF BRIELLE FIRE COMPANY, INC. T/A BRIELLE FIRE COMPANY FOR PREMISES LOCATED AT 509 LONGSTREET & CARDEZA AVENUES, BRIELLE, N.J., IS HEREBY APPROVED AND THE MUNICIPAL CLERK IS AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE THE LICENSE FOR THE LICENSE YEAR JULY 1ST, 2008 THROUGH JUNE 30TH, 2009,
THE FOREGOING IS A TRUE COPY OF A RESOLUTION PASSED BY THE BRIELLE MAYOR & COUNCIL AT A MEETING HELD ON MAY 12TH, 2008.
WITNESS MY HAND AND THE SEAL OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE THIS 13TH DAY OF MAY 2008.
THOMAS F. NOLAN
Resolution No: 08-55-D Date: May 12th, 2008
Borough of Brielle Resolution
Whereas, application has been made for the renewal of Liquor License #1308-33-004-007, and
Whereas, the application is complete, the $1,866.00 fee due to the municipality, has been received, along with the $200.00 fee due to the State Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control, and
Whereas, all municipal requirements have been met and no objections to the renewal of this license have been lodged.
Now Therefore Be It Resolved that the application of Simko’s Bar & Restaurant, LLC. T/A Simko’s for premises located at 403 Higgins Avenue, Brielle, New Jersey, is hereby approved and the Municipal Clerk is hereby authorized to issue said license for the period July 1st, 2008 through June 30th, 2009.
The foregoing is a true copy of a Resolution passed by the Brielle Mayor & Council at a meeting held on May 12th, 2008.
Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 13th day of May 2008.
Resolution No: 08-55-E
Date: May 12th, 2008
Resolution of the Borough of Brielle
Whereas, an application has been received for the renewal of Plenary Retail Consumption License #1308-33-012-010, Charlie Browns of Brielle, Inc. T/A Charlie Browns, and
Whereas, the submitted application form is complete in all respects, the renewal fees for the Borough of Brielle and the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control have been paid, and
Whereas, the applicant is qualified to be licensed according to all standards established by Title 33 of New Jersey Statutes, regulations promulgated thereunder, as well as pertinent local ordinances and conditions.
Now Therefore Be It Resolved, that the Governing Body of the Borough of Brielle does hereby approve, effective this date, the renewal of License #1308-33-012-010 T/A Charlie Browns for the license year July 1st, 2008 through June 30th, 2009, subject to the following special conditions which were imposed by the Brielle Planning Board to wit:
The foregoing is a true copy of a Resolution passed by the Brielle Mayor & Council, at a meeting held on May 12th, 2008.
Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 13th day of May, 2008.
Thomas F. Nolan
SEAL Municipal Clerk
Resolution No: 08-55-F
Date: May 12th. 2008
BOROUGH OF BRIELLE RESOLUTION
WHEREAS. N.J.S.A. 40A: 5-4 requires the governing both of every local unit to have made an annual audit of its hooks, accounts and financial transactions, and
WHEREAS, the Annual Report of Audit for the year 2007 has been filed by a Registered Municipal Accountant with the Municipal Clerk of the Borough of Brielle, Thomas F. Nolan as per the requirements of N.J.S. 40A:5-6, and a copy has been received by each member of the governing body, and
WHEREAS, R.S. 52:27BB-34 authorizes the Local Finance Board of the State of New Jersey to prescribe reports pertaining to the local fiscal affairs, and
WHEREAS, the Local Finance Board has promulgated N.J.A.C. 5:30-6.5, a regulation requiring that the governing body of each municipality shall by resolution certify to the Local Finance Board of the State of New Jersey that all members of the governing body have reviewed, as a minimum, the sections of the annual audit entitled “Comments and Recommendations”; and
WHEREAS, the members of the governing body have personally reviewed as a minimum the Annual Report of Audit. and specifically the sections of the Animal Audit entitled “Comments and Recommendations” as evidenced by the group affidavit form of the governing body attached hereto: and
WHEREAS, such resolution of certification shall be adopted by the Governing Body no later than fort-five days after the receipt of the annual audit, pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:30-6.5; and
WHEREAS, all members of the governing body have received and have familiarized themselves with, at least, the minimum requirements of the Local Finance Board of the State of New Jersey, as Stated aforesaid and have subscribed to the affidavit, as provided by the Local Finance Board, and
WHEREAS, failure to comply with the promulgations of the Local Finance Board of the State of New Jersey may subject the members of the local governing body to the penalty provisions of R.S. 52:27BB-52 to wit:.
R.S. 52:27BB-52 A local officer or member of a local governing body who, after a date fixed for compliance, fills or refuses to obey an order of the director (Director of Local Government Services). under the provisions of this Article, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, may be fine not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both, in addition shall forfeit his office.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Mayor & Council of the Borough of Brielle hereby states that it has complied with N.J.A.C. 5:30-6.5 and does hereby submit a certified copy of this resolution and the required affidavit to said Board to show evidence of said compliance.
I HEREBY CERT1FY THAT THIS IS A TRUE COPY OF THE RESOLUTION PASSED AT THE MEETING HELD ON MAY 12TH, 2008.
Thomas F. Nolan
Mayor Nicol then announced that the time had arrived for the continuation of a hearing and further consideration of a “Bond Ordinance Providing an Appropriation of $768,400.00 for Miscellaneous Improvements for and by the Borough of Brielle, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey, and authorizing the issuance of $729,980.00 Bonds or Notes of the Borough of Brielle for financing part of the appropriation”
The hearing was opened on a motion by Coun. Shaak, seconded by Coun. Scott.
The Administrator explained that the ordinance enabled the Borough to implement the 2008 Capital Improvement Program.
The hearing was closed on a motion by Coun. Nolan, seconded by Coun. Shaak.
Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan, introduced Resolution 08-57 for passage and adoption on second and final reading. Vote: Coun. Bolger, Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan, Scott & Shaak, all aye. No nays. Passed.
Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun, Nolan, introduced Resolution 08-58 to authorize publication of passage and adoption in the Coast Star according to Local Bond Law. Vote: Coun. Bolger, Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan, Scott & Shaak; all aye. No nays. Passed.
Mayor Nicol then noted that the time had arrived to consider a resolution to certify the School Tax Levy in compliance with N.J.S.A.l8A:7F-5.
No member of Council moved the resolution and Coun. Scott raised the question as to whether or not the resolution was the consensus opinion of the “Ad Hoc” Committee? If not she felt that there needed to be more discussion of the issue and Attorney Montenegro asked if the topic qualified for Executive Session?
Mr. Montenegro advised that the discussion could be held in public or in private session as it fell under “pending litigation”.
Coun Garruzzo offered that, if the committee had had a “meeting of the minds” he was prepared to consider the resolution, if not he believed an executive session was in order.
Coun. Nolan moved a resolution for executive session and he was seconded by Coun. Garruzzo, but prior to a vote being taken, Coun. Bolger advised the public that they would have the opportunity to voice their opinions and the executive session was not intended to avoid public discussion. At this juncture the Mayor amended the Agenda to hold the Resolution to the end of the meeting.
Mayor Nicol then read a Proclamation and then called for committee reports.
Whereas, public work services provided in our community are an integral part of our citizens’ every day lives; and
Whereas, the support of an understanding and informed citizenry is vital to the efficient operation of the public works systems and programs such as water sewers, streets and highways, public buildings and solid waste collection; and
Whereas, the health, safety and comfort of this community greatly depends on the facilities and services, and
Whereas, the quality and effectiveness of these facilities, as well as their planning, design, and construction, is vitally dependent upon the efforts and skill of public works officials; and
Whereas, the efficiency of the qualified and dedicated personnel who staff public works departments is materially influenced by the people’s attitude and understanding of the importance of the work they perform,
In the Borough of Brielle, and I call upon all citizens and civic organizations to acquaint themselves with the issues involved in providing our public works and to recognize the contributions which public works officials make every day to our health, safety, comfort, and quality of life.
Now therefore, I Mayor of the Borough of Brielle,
do hereby proclaim the week of May 18-24 as
“National Public Works Week”
Thomas B. Nicol
Coun. Scott stated that it “tickled her heart” to see the Public Works Department commended and cited their work during today’s storm. She added that she is moving to a new home and a tree limb had fallen on the roof of the barn of the home she was leaving. Her relief was short lived as a limb had fallen at her new location as well. She was grateful for D.P.W.’s prompt response to these conditions. Coun. Scott also commended The First Aid Squad Volunteers on their achievement.
Coun. Scott reminded the public that this was the last week to put leaves at the curb and that Bulk Pick-up began on Monday, May 19th following the usual regulations “no concrete, tires or recyclables”. Coun. Scott added that metal should be taken to the recycling center and if the amounts were large, DPW would pick it up. The Borough benefits from the sale of the metal and the credit to the tonnage grant.
Coun. Scott cited her attendance at the “Go Green” presentation at the School and lauded the PTA for their efforts, she hoped the children brought the message home to their parents
Coun. Nolan cited the Library’s recent program featuring a Holocaust Survivor and he urged residents to visit the Library web-site for information on up-coming events such as Ira Jacobs discussion of his new book “Quest For Excellence” on June 13th, Coun. Nolan also reminded the public of the book sale May 15th & 16th.
Coun. Nolan noted that a list of Recreation Department activities appeared on their web site and in closing he advised that SMRSA would be performing maintenance at the Green Avenue Pump Station. There should be no impact on the public.
Coun. Garruzzo advised that the Public Safety would be meeting to review the proposed closure of the Euclid Avenue ramp. Coun. Garruzzo also cited the numerous poles, trees and wires that had come down during today’s storm as well as some power outages. He noted that Higgins Avenue had been shut down for most of the day due to a split utility pole by Brandywyne; he thanked the Fire Company for their assistance and manpower throughout the day.
In closing, Coun. Garruzzo cited 16 Adult Arrests and 1 Juvenile Arrest during April.
As Fire Commissioner, Coun. Shaak noted that he spent the day responding to down power lines and he reminded the public to stay away from these lines and urged them to call 911 and not assumed that a neighbor had made the call. He added the downed pole on Higgins Avenue had been found to be infested with woodpeckers.
Coun. Shaak advised that the Rescue Boat was back in the water and was available to all Brielle’s Public Safety Services: he added that the Brielle Marine Basin had once again donated a slip and fuel for the season. This saved the taxpayer $3,000.
Coun. Bolger added his praise for the Library's Program on the Holocaust and termed the presentation "spell-binding". He urged the public to stay advised of the Library's upcoming events and innovative cultural programs.
Coun. Gorham having no report, the meeting was opened to the public and the Chair recognized Lynn Schambach, 525 Harris Avenue, cited her concerns that the Borough had a beautiful school building, but the new Superintendent, Ms. Carlson, said that she cannot afford to train teachers in new curriculum. Ms. Shambach feared that the children were being "under-educated" and in an uncertain world where they were faced by drugs and violence, two students had died at Manasquan High School, they needed to be prepared in the fundamentals, reading, writing and arithmetic, to meet the stresses of modem life.
Karen Piacentini, 1103 Brainard Place, said Brielle's education system had good dedicated parents and teachers along with the new superintendent, but what the school lacked was "embarrassing". Ms. Piacentini noted that the Hopewell School provided violin instruction, in Springfield every 6th Grade had lap-tops, in Holmdel Grades K through 3rd had 150 computers, and North Plainfield had fiber optic technology that was superlative. Ms. Piacentini equated test scores, which she felt were "not good" to funds expended by the district and she urged the "Ad Hoc" Committee to visit Holmdel and see for themselves what can be achieved with a proper level of funding.
George Harms, 814 Linden Lane, called the school a tremendous asset and a great educational system that needed the budget to be funded as submitted.
Jerry Kokes, 912 Jordan Drive, said that several of his children attended the Brielle School and he did not mind paying taxes for education as it was vital for America's fixture.
Martha Donnelly, 516 Borrie Avenue, cited a letter that had been critical of the school budget. She disagreed with the letter's stand on class size and said that the school was not over-funded and took exception to the statement that 2 1/2 million could be cut; she stated that if the school was to stay competitive nothing should be cut. Ms. Donnelly urged the Council to do what is "politically correct" and in her view that was to do right by the children and provide them with the services they need. She added that the Board of Education had kept the cost per pupil low.
Ms. Donnelly challenged the Council not only not to cut, but to seek to provide the students with the tools they need to grow academically and socially. "Do the right thing", she said.
Chuck Lorenzo, 934 Birch Drive, cited his attendance at an orientation lecture with his son, a college freshman. The talk emphasized critical thinking and taking up challenges.
He attended a power-point presentation by Superintendent Carlson and stated that she had "hit everything". Brielle had worked hard to get a new superintendent and she should be given the tools she needs to turn things around.
Julia Barnes, 626 Woodland Avenue, cited her membership on the Board of Education and that both she and her husband were teachers. She said she was speaking as a "community member" and stated that she was angry about the campaign against the school budget and about what the children do not have. She said that she and her husband collectively had thirty years experience as
educators and she had never seen the likes of the bathrooms at the Brielle School. She added that after her second interview she had asked Ms. Carlson how she liked the bathrooms. The school was in need of capital improvements, maintenance and new computers. The children used out-dated computers with floppy disks. Today all professions rely on technology. The Board had had a Fifteen Year Plan now it was halted by the frugality of the Board. Curriculum had been neglected and she felt embarrassed that she had failed her children.
Ms. Barnes noted that in the school where she teaches the students have so much more. Citing a field trip to the Bolger Middle School in Keansburg she commented on how beautiful everything was and added it had been funded by tax dollars.
Coun. Garruzzo was recognized and he asked if it was appropriate to discuss the process?
Attorney Montenegro advised that the Council had a responsibility to review the budget. Council can affirm or reduce the budget subject to the prior year's general tax levy. Reductions must be made by line item and contain an explanation as to why the reductions will not impact on the educational process.
The Attorney went on to explain that the approved resolution had to be provided to the Board of Education, the County Superintendent and the County Tax Board by May 19th. The Board of Education could accept or reject any reductions and they had a ten day window to appeal to the Commission of Education. In that event the Governing Body can file a brief in support of the resolution.
The Attorney also pointed out that the appeal process was not time sensitive and the Commissioner might not render a decision until the new school year begins.
Mayor Nicol observed "no drop dead date". The Attorney said "no" the decision could come in October or November.
Mike Dimento, 644 Woodland Avenue, urged the Council to do what is right not what is politically correct. He claimed that false facts had been stated and people assumed that the information was correct. The Council had permitted this to happen and failed to deal with the person responsible. He believed that the Coast Star had been complicit in disseminating these false facts calling it "irresponsible journalism". He termed the campaign against the school budget to be "child abuse".
Mr. Dimento stated that when he votes he puts family first and if his children are hurt that gets his attention. He said it was irresponsible to claim that 2.5 million dollars could be cut from the school budget. He praised the Brielle Education Foundation for purchasing computers for the school and the PTO for hosting wonderful events.
He advised Coun. Garruzzo not to hide behind the Commissioner. He told the Council that they were all "Big Boys & Girls" and they should do what is right.
Scott Kneeley, 624 Locust Road, said he had saved the letter that was circulated and it was misleading and misguided appearing four days before the election. He said that if he were not educated he would have been fooled. The budget was defeated by 9 votes, if only 5 people had voted the other way the budget would have been affirmed as it stands. He alleged that to cut even one penny would be a disservice to the town.
John Sexton, 5 Sherwood Drive, cited his forty three years in Brielle, he had recruited students for a Boys School in New England and he was proud of the Brielle Education Association and proud of its programs, but somewhere we lost direction and nobody is thinking of the school. Brielle had a new Superintendent ready to point us in a new direction. He noted that we were proud of our Department of Public Works and proud of our First Aid, let's be proud of our school.
Christine Walsh, 201 Lenape Trail, advised that her Fifth Grade daughter had to do a report on North Carolina. A cousin who resides in Myrtle Beach provided information and the daughter was so amazed at how technologically advanced her cousin's school was that she asked her parents to relocate to North Carolina.
Kevin Dolan of the Brielle Educational Association stated that any cuts to the budget would be detrimental. He told the Council that if they cared about community they would start with the youngest.
Coun. Bolger advised the "Ladies & Gentlemen" that "l hear you". He said that the executive session was not an attempt to avoid debate and he pledges to remain after the session to speak to anyone. He said he particularly wished to speak with Mr. Dimento and Mr. Kneeley.
Coun. Garruzzo added that the purpose of the executive session was to permit the Council to do additional fact finding and Coun. Nolan said that there was a "clear potential for litigation".
Brian Reilly, 927 Riverview Drive, asked why it took so much time to get to this point and why Council needed an executive session?
Coun. Scott offered that some members of Council were not privy to the discussion with the School and they had questions.
Robert Matthews, 619 Oceanview Road, said why litigate? Give the money to the kids.
Kevin Roddy, 620 Holly Hill Drive, who said he was both a Board Member and on the Board of the Manasquan/Brielle Little League cited the letter the School Board had sent to the Council on Friday, May 9th that requested a line by line itemization of the proposed cuts. He said the Board was ready to negotiate at any time; he also requested a written explanation of the reductions as required by law.
He added that the resolution must provide clear and convincing evidence that it will not harm the children.
Jay Lorenzo, 927 Woodview Road, told the Council that they could just come back and vote after the executive session.
Glenn Miller, 831 Riverview Drive, said that the budget was defeated by absentee voters and he stated that the process was tainted by a member of Council who confused people and he referred to a woman at the last Council Meeting who said that she voted "no" because she was confused; he thought that was unfair. Mr. Miller believed that this "confusion" cost 3 or 4 votes and with those votes the budget would have passed.
Mr. Miller observed that the Mayor had said the Council should not take a position; he stated that it was time to do what was right for the kids.
Anne Sheehan, 1109 Riverview Drive, said she moved to Brielle because her husband wanted to raise their son in Brielle. She said the town is lovely, the River is great, but the children will be hurt without education.
Ruth Harms, 814 Linden Lane, said she moved to Brielle 34 years ago because it had a good school system and cited her oldest son's attendance in Mrs. Miller's Kindergarten Class.
Mrs. Harms said that Brielle was a family where people pulled together in good times and bad and she reminded the Council that people don't care how much you know, but how much you care. She added that this was the first time she ever attended a Council Meeting, but the issue of the budget was one that will impact on her grand-children and great grand-children and she wanted her voice heard.
Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan, introduced Resolution 08-59 to authorize an Executive Session. Vote: Coun. Bolger, Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan, Scott & Shaak; all aye. No nays. Passed.
Whereas, the Open Public Meetings Act permits the exclusion of the Public from a meeting in certain circumstances; and Whereas, the Borough Council of the Borough of Brielle is of the opinion that such circumstances currently exist. Now Therefore Be It Resolved, by the Borough Council of the Borough of Brielle, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey, on May 12th, 2008, as follows:
1. The Public shall be excluded from discussion of and action upon the hereinafter specified subject matters.
2. The general nature of the subject matter to be discussed is as follows: "Potential Litigation".
3. It is anticipated at this time that the above stated subject matters will be made public when the need for confidentiality no longer exists.
12th May 2008