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Borough of Brielle, NJ


June 9, 2008

December 19 2008

June 9, 2008

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MINUTES JUNE 9th, 2008 WORK SESSION START: 7:30PM

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

ABSENT: COUN. GORHAM.

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 requested an Executive Session to discuss contract negotiations.

Mayor Nicol amended the agenda to address the issue of the proposed baseball field prior to the presentation on the Glimmer Glass Bridge. The Mayor advised that Manasquan had withdrawn the proposal and therefore no action need to taken.

Coun. Nolan was then recognized and he thanked the Brielle Board of Recreation and his colleagues on the Public Resource Committee, Coun. Bolger & Scott, for meeting with the public to discuss the issue through a Special Meeting. He added that the scenario had been unique. In a brief period of two weeks, due to a June 30th deadline for a grant application, a number of meetings had been held leading up to the Special Meeting on June 8th. The people had been heard and the consensus of both the Board of Recreation and the Public Resource Committee was that the proposal was not in Brielle’s best interest. However, since the proposal had been withdrawn it was a moot point.

The Chair then recognized County Engineer Joseph Ettore who gave the Council a powerpoint presentation to demonstrate the deteriorated condition of the Glimmer Glass Bridge. The presentation was visual so it cannot be duplicated in the Minutes. The salient points were that the County maintained three bridges on the Brielle/Manasquan border, W7, W8 & W9. All three needed to be rehabilitated or replaced. W7 & W8 were not historic, W9 was.

Coun. Bolger interjected that the intersection of Green & Fisk Avenues at the W9 approach was dangerous; he asked if the County planned to address that problem via the construction? Mr. Ettore said that the problem stemmed from the geometry of the site and would be addressed, but that there was no intention to widen W8.

W9 was a historic “bascule” bridge with a three ton weight limit. The County had two options to offer, one was to rehabilitate the existing structure, the second was to replace it with a new bridge that would be wider, replicate the existing bridge in appearance, but with a greater weight limit and would be compliant with current state and federal highway standards.

There was little that could be salvaged from the existing bridge and there could be no safety improvements, the estimated cost of the rehab was $4.5 million dollars.

A new bridge had an estimated cost of 11 million dollars. The width would be increased from Page 73

twenty to thirty feet, with a minimum road surface of twenty-eight feet. This would provide two fourteen foot traffic lanes that would comply with current standards.

Mr. Ettore advised that the project could take twenty-four to thirty months for completion and a detour plan would be presented for review. However, the estimated timeframe for W7 & W8 was twelve months.

Mr. Ettore noted that a rehabilitated bridge might be able to bear a fifteen ton load and there was a possibility that emergency vehicles, that carried a twenty to twenty-five ton load, could utilize the bridge if a study indicated that the weight loading of the axels was distributed in such a manner as to spread out the weight loads.

Mr. Ettore added that a rehabbed bridge would require bikers to walk their bikes over the bridge.

Coun. Garruzzo stated that public safety was his primary concern and asked about funding? Mr. Ettore said that the County sought 100% federal funding for the estimated cost of 20 million dollars. This required the County to adhere to the federal process.

Coun. Bolger asked who would fund the project if the federal funds were not forthcoming? Mr. Ettore advised the County or NJDOT would fund the project. There would be no cost to taxpayers of Brielle. He added that while a portion of the work area was actually in Brielle, the County had always assumed jurisdiction and therefore would bear the cost of maintenance and repair.

Coun. Nolan offered that he believed the W9 Bridge was in Manasquan and not Brielle. Mr. Ettore said that he would have to check the jurisdictional map.

Coun. Bolger asked if the “culvert” would remain open and Mr. Ettore said that it would to guarantee the current “ebb & flow” of the tide, but it would be brought into conformance with current NJDEP Standards.

Coun. Bolger also voiced a concern over the SMRSA sewer line that was attached to the underside of the Green Avenue Bridge. Mr. Ettore stated that it would be maintained as part of the bridge replacement and it would be addressed in the final design.

The discussion came to focus on the point that the Boroughs of Manasquan & Brielle had two options, rehabilitation or new construction. Since the bridge was historic various agency approvals were required, but more importantly, if the Boroughs selected the rehabilitation option the federal funds could be in jeopardy. A rehabilitated bridge would not meet current federal and state guidelines. The County could request a waiver, but in order to make that request the federal government required a final plan design.

Mr. Ettore explained that this could mean an expenditure of funds to provide a plan that might not be approved.
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Coun. Nolan asked what were the costs to operate and maintain the current bridge? Mr. Ettore advised that $250,000 was expended on salaries for the bridge operators and another $250,000 for maintenance; he added that it was estimated that the cost would be the same for a rehabilitated structure.

Turning to the issue of wetlands disturbance it was noted that the rehab would have a temporary effect whereas a new bridge would disturb 193 square feet of wetlands. The County either mitigate that impact on site or donate to a land bank.

Mr. Ettore stated that while both culverts would be maintained the Green Avenue Bridge could be wider and contain a sidewalk on the east side.

Coun. Garruzzo asked how soon the project could begin. Mr. Ettore said that first both communities had to select the option they preferred and provide resolutions of approval. This would result in a Memorandum of Agreement that spelled out the specific plan. If all went well initial design could begin by the end of the year, but the actual project is two to three years away.

Mayor Nicol opened the meeting to the public and Ron Ernish, 405 South Street; a former bridge builder suggested increasing the weight load on the existing bridge by the use of new exterior pilings. Mr. Ettore said that that would increase the footprint of the bridge and create a massive structure that could not get state or federal approval.

Janice Wurfel, 506 Green Avenue, asked if a small boat could still pass under the Green Avenue (W7) bridge? Mr. Ettore said “yes”.

Borough Historian John Belding advised the Council that he and fellow members of the Committee to Save the Bridge had had a number of productive conversations with Mr. Ettore’s office and he informed Mr. Ettore that information he had provided him had been shared with the Council.

Mr. Belding reminded those assembled that bikers had always been required to walk their bikes over the Route #35 Bridge. He also cited a list of narrow bridges that he had given to Mr. Ettore. He went on to say that the original structure had been built in 1882, and that the drawbridge had been added in 1938. While definitely in favor of two-way traffic; he felt that the rehab was a cheaper and better way to go.

Mr. Ettore stated that the County was always “frugal”, but cost would depend on the option selected. He added that many of the narrow bridges cited by Mr. Belding had since been replaced.

Mr. Ettore added that the county always included architectural enhancements when a bridge was rehabilitated to maintain the unique character of Monmouth County.

He also reiterated that rehab required a waiver and it remained a risk.

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Mr. Dupre, 1016 Riverview Drive, noted that the process had begun five years ago, and nothing had been resolved. He provided the public with an overview of the historic preservation process that arose in the 1960’s & 70’s when Americans realized that they were losing their heritage. The State Office of Historic Preservation, under the NJDEP, strove to save that heritage. The W9 Bridge was now listed on both the State and National Register of Historic Places, having been placed on the State Register on February 28th, 2008. Mr. Dupre cited a comment by Freeholder Burry that praised that determination and yet, he said, nothing has been done for years.

Mr. Ettore cited a series of meetings between the County and NJDEP regarding the historical status and how to proceed in this matter and he reminded the public that rehabilitation called for a waiver and that could impact federal funding.

Mr. Dupre then suggested that the “one-way” scenario proffered at the public meeting in Manasquan was not viable and had been presented in anticipation of rejection; Mr. Ettore disagreed and termed it an option, noting that the County had originally looked at eight options and had reduced that number to two. The one-way option was revisited as some members of the public had shown interest in that approach to the problem.

Mr. Dupre felt that the County had never presented a complete plan to the public. He said that W9 should he left to function as had been intended and he believed that rehab was the right option.

Mr. Ettore again noted that a waiver would he required as the rehab option resulted in a substandard bridge

Mary Lou Bolger, 2 Waters Edge, cited Police Statistics that indicated that 56,000 cars (not trucks due to the weight limit) had passed over the bridge in 2006. Many of those vehicles were traveling over the speed limit. Ms. Bolger thought that a wider bridge would increase speed and impact on the area.

Ms. Bolger also asked if existing utility poles could be placed underground to enhance the view?

Mr. Ettore stated that while the County would relocate the poles, they were under the Borough’s jurisdiction and if the Council wanted to place them underground the Borough would have to pay the cost and it was expensive.

Mr. Ettore also said that speed was an enforcement matter for the Brielle Police and he also noted that the Borough could entertain a weight restriction for Fisk Avenue that could reduce the potential for truck traffic if the bridge was to be wider. He also noted that, while narrow lanes have a calming effect on traffic that was not the intent when the existing bridge was constructed. He had a concern that the wider lanes going into the narrow lanes could create a “chock point”.

Ms. Bolger reiterated her concern that a wider bridge would lead to increased truck traffic.

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At the conclusion of the presentation Mr. Ettore advised that the County would provide the Council with some additional engineering information and would check the corporate boundary relative to the exact location of W9. There was also a request for further elucidation of the process now that the bridge had been included on the National Register of Historical Places.

Mr. Ettore did make it clear that ultimately the County would seek resolutions from both Brielle & Manasquan as to which of the two options they would prefer.


There being no further comments, the work session was adjourned at 8:55:p.m. on a motion by Coun. Shaak, seconded by Coun. Scott.


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MINUTES JUNE 9TH, 2008 START: 9:05:P.M.

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

ABSENT: GORHAM.

Following a moment of silent prayer, a salute to the flag and a roll call, the Minutes of the May 27th, 2008 meeting and the May 15th & 16th special meetings were approved on a motion by Coun. Garruzzo seconded by Coun. Nolan; all aye; no nays. Passed.

Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan, introduced Resolution 08-64 for Passage of the Consent Agenda.

Resolutions:
A. (see insertion)
B. To authorize the Administrator to issue private swimming pool licenses for calendar 2008.
C. To add Patrick M. McGowan, Michael J. Conroy & Thomas R. Deveney to the roster of Brielle Fire Company No. 1.
D. (see insertion).
E. (see insertion).
F. (see insertion).
G. (see insertion).
H. (see insertion)

Motions:

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


Coun Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan, introduced Resolution 08-65 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 June 9th, 2008, as reviewed by the Finance Committee and as listed on the Resolution and the Computer Bill List amended thereto. Vote: Coun. Bolger, Garruzzo, Nolan. Scott & Shaak; all aye. No nays. Passed.




Resolution No: 08-64-A
Date: June 9th, 2008


BOROUGH OF BRIELLE RESOLUTION
WHEREAS, APPLICATION HAS BEEN MADE FOR THE RENEWAL OF LIQUOR LICENSE #1308-44-007-004, AND

WHEREAS, THE APPLICATION IS COMPLETE, THE $1,364.00 FEE DUE TO THE BOROUGH AND 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 JONATHAN RON, INC. T/A JONATHAN RON LIQUORS, FOR PREMISES LOCATED AT 629 HIGGINS AVENUE, BRIELLE, N.J., IS HEREBY APPROVED AND THE MUNICIPAL IS AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE SAID LICENSE FOR THE LICENSE YEAR JULY 1ST, 2008 THROUGH JUNE 30TH, 2009.

CERTIFICATION

THE FOREGOING IS A TRUE COPY OF A RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE BRIELLE MAYOR & COUNCIL, AT A MEETING HELD ON JUNE 9TH, 2008.

WITNESS MY HAND AND THE SEAL OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE THIS 10TH DAY OF JUNE, 2008.






_____________________
SEAL Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk





RESOLUTION NO: 08-64-D DATE: JUNE 9TH, 2008

BOROUGH OF BRIELLE RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, APPLICATION HAS BEEN MADE FOR THE RENEWAL OF LIQUOR LICENSE #1308-33-011-005, AND

WHEREAS, THE APPLICATION IS COMPLETE, THE $1,866.00 FEE DUE TO THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE 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 PIANCONE HOSPITALITY GROUP, LLC, T/A PIANCONE'S SOUTH, FOR PREMISES LOCATED AT 110 UNION AVENUE (ROUTE #71), BRIELLE, NEW JERSEY, IS HEREBY APPROVED AND THE MUNICIPAL CLERK IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE SAID LICENSE FOR THE LICENSE PERIOD JULY 1ST, 2008 THROUGH JUNE 30TH, 2009.

CERTIFICATION

THE FOREGOING IS A TRUE COPY OF A RESOLUTION ADOPTED AT A METING OF THE BRIELLE MAYOR & COUNCIL HELD ON JUNE 9TH, 2008.

WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE THIS 10TH DAY OF JUNE 2008.




_____________________
SEAL Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk




Resolution 08-64-E
Date: June 9th, 2008

BOROUGH OF BR1ELLE RESOLUTION

Resolution: Approval to submit a grant application and execute a grant agreement with the New Jersey Department of Transportation for the Improvements to Holly Hill Drive project.

WHEREAS, The New Jersey Department of Transportation is committed to advancing projects that enhance safety, renew the aging infrastructure and the State's economy and support new transportation opportunities and supports that commitment via the Transportation Trust Fund which provides the opportunity for State assistance to local governments for the funding of road, bridge and other transportation projects through various funding programs;

WHEREAS, the project location is Holly Hill Drive between Old Bridge Road and Riverview Drive and the project consists of milling the existing pavement, stabilizing areas of poor subgrade and installing 2" thick hot mix asphalt surface course, as well as replacing drainage inlet castings.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Council of the Borough of Brielle, formally approves the grant application for the above stated project.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor and Clerk are hereby authorized to submit an electronic grant application identified as MA-2009-Brielle Borough-00311 to the New Jersey Department of Transportation on behalf of the Borough of Brielle.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor and Clerk are hereby authorized to sign the grant agreement on behalf of the Borough of Brielle and that their signature constitutes acceptance of the terms and conditions of the grant agreement and approves the execution of the grant agreement.

Certified as a true copy of the Resolution adopted by the Council on this 10th day of June 2008.


________________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk

My signature and the Clerk's seal serve to acknowledge the above resolution and constitute acceptance of the terms and conditions of the grant agreement and approve the execution of the grant agreement as authorized by the resolution above.

________________________
Thomas B. Nicol
SEAL Mayor
RESOLUTION NO: 08-64-F
DATE: JUNE 9TH, 2008

BOROUGH OF BRIELLE RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, APPLICATION HAS BEEN MADE FOR THE RENEWAL OF LIQUOR LICENSE #1308-33-010-008, RPVR, INC. T/A DUE AMICI, AND

WHEREAS, THE APPLICATION IS COMPLETE, THE FEES DUE TO THE MUNICIPALITY AND TO THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY HAVE BEEN PAID AND MUNICIPAL REQUIREMENTS HAVE BEEN MET, AND

WHEREAS, THERE HAVE BEEN NO OBJECTIONS TO THE RENEWAL OF THIS LICENSE.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, THAT THE APPLICATION OF RPVR, INC. T/A DUE AMICI, FOR PREMISES LOCATED AT 420 HIGGINS AVENUE, BRIELLE, N.J., IS HEREBY APPROVED AND THE MUNICIPAL CLERK IS AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE SAID LICENSE FOR TILE LICENSE TERM JULY 1ST, 2008 THROUGH JUNE 30TH, 2009.


CERTIFICATION

THE FOREGOING IS A TRUE COPY OF A RESOLUTION PASSED BY THE BRIELLE MAYOR & COUNCIL, AT A MEETING HELD ON JUNE 9TH, 2008.

WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE THIS 10TH DAY OF JUNE 2008.



_______________________
THOMAS F. NOLAN
MUNICIPAL CLERK



Resolution No: 08-64-G Date: June 9th, 2008

Borough of Brielle Resolution

Whereas, an application has been made for the renewal of Liquor License #1308-33-002-008 C.G. Mass, Inc. T/A Sand Bar, and

Whereas, the application is complete, the $1,866.00 fee due to the Borough of Brielle and the $200.00 fee due to the State of New Jersey, Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control, being received and all Municipal requirements have been complied with, and

Whereas, no objections to the renewal of this license have been received.

Now, Therefore Be It Resolved, that the application of C.G. Mass, Inc. T/A Sand Bar, for premises located at 201 Union Lane, Brielle, N.J., is hereby approved and the Municipal Clerk is authorized to issue said license, for the license year July 1st, 2008 through June 30th, 2009, subject to the following conditions hereby imposed by the Governing Body of the Borough of Brielle:

1.) The conditions imposed by the Brielle Planning Board Resolution, dated May 6th, 1995 and incorporated into the text of this resolution as Addendum #1 (attached) shall continue to apply to this liquor license and shall be strictly enforced. The license holder shall abandon the area known as the west deck for service and/or consumption of food and alcoholic beverage and any other business purpose. The applicant shall not place any tables, chairs or similar devices on the west deck.

2.) No alcoholic beverage is to leave the licensed premises in an open container. The management of the Sand Bar is required to monitor all points of ingress or egress to ensure that this condition is met.

3.) All doors and windows of the Sand Bar shall be kept closed after 7:00 p.m. (Prevailing Time) whenever live, canned or amplified music is played.

Sand Bar 2008/2009

Certification

The foregoing is a true copy of a Resolution adopted by the Brielle Mayor & Council at a meeting held on June 9th, 2008.

Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 10th day of June 2008.




_____________________
SEAL Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk
RESOLUTION NO: 08-64-H DATE: JUNE 9TH, 2008

BOROUGH OF BRIELLE RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, APPLICATION HAS BEEN MADE FOR THE RENEWAL OF LIQUOR LICENSE #1308-33-005-004, AND

WHEREAS, THE APPLICATION IS COMPLETE, AND THE FEES DUE TO THE MUNICIPALITY AND THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY, DIVISION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL HAVE BEEN RECEIVED AND ALL LOCAL REQUIREMENTS HAVE BEEN MET, AND

WHEREAS, THE GOVERNING BODY HAS BEEN MADE AWARE OF NOISE CONCERNS AT THIS LOCATION AND THE HOLDERS OF THE LICENSE HAVE AGREE TO THE IMPOSITION OF CONDITIONS TO ADDRESS THESE CONCERNS.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED. THAT THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS ARE HEREBY IMPOSED ON LICENSE #1308-33-005-004 SHIPWRECK INN, LLC TA SHIPWRECK GRILL:

1. ALL DOORS & WINDOWS SHALL BE KEPT CLOSED WHENEVER ANY LIVE MUSIC IS PLAYED.

2. REGARDING THE USE OF THE DECK AREA. ALL CONDITIONS IMPOSED BY THE BRIELLE PLANNING BOARD, REGARDING THE LIMITATION OF SERVICE ON THE DECK. AS STATED IN THEIR RESOLUTION (8/9/95), AND AS FURTHER MEMORIALIZED IN MUNICIPAL RESOLUTION 96-46-E. WHICH AUTHORIZED A PLACE-TO-PLACE TRANSFER TO PERMIT UTILIZATION OF THE DECK, SHALL BE INCORPORATED INTO THIS RESOLUTION AS ADDENDUM #1.

3. IN THE EVENT THERE IS ANY MODIFICATION OF THE CONDITIONS IMPOSED BY THE PLANNING BOARD, THE MUNICIPAL RESOLUTION SHALL MIRROR THESE CONDITIONS, BUT IT SHALL BE THE APPLICANT’S RESPONSIBILITY TO ADVISE THE GOVERNING BODY OF ANY SUCH CHANGE TO ENSURE THAT THE EXACT LANGUAGE IS INCOPORATED INTO ADDENDUM #1.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, THAT THE APPLICATION OF SHIPWRECK INN. INC. T/A SHIP WRECK GRILL, FOR PREMISES LOCATED AT 720 ASHLEY AVENUE, BRIELLE. NEW JERSEY, IS HEREBY APPROVED AND THE MUNICIPAL CLERK IS AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE SAID LICENSE FOR THE LICENSE YEAR JULY 1ST, 2008 THROUGH JUNE 30TH, 2009.

C E R T I F I CA T I 0 N

THE FOREGOING ISA TRUE COPY OF A RESOLUTION PASSED BY THE BRIELLE MAYOR & COUNCIL AT A MEETING HELD ON JUNE 9TH, 2008.

WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE THIS 10TH DAY OF JUNE 2008.






SEAL __________________________
THOMAS F. NOLAN
MUNICIPAL CLERK


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Mayor Nicol then called for committee reports and recognized Coun. Scott who noted that it was “planting season” and reminded the public that plastic flower pots, plant trays etc., were plastic, but were not recyclable.

Coun. Scott also urged the public to conserve energy during the heat wave by keeping your air conditioning at a reasonable level; she added that water was a precious resource and she drew attention to those residents whose automatic sprinkler systems were in action during rainstorms.

In closing she urged all to attend the Flag Day celebration at the 9/11 Memorial Garden on Friday @ 6:00 p.m. there would be a program on the proper disposal of flags presented by members of the Spring Lake Heights American Legion.

Coun. Nolan cited the resolution of the baseball field issue resolved earlier in the evening and reminded the public that, at the conclusion of the Flag Day observance they could attend Ira Jacobson’s discussion of his new book at the Brielle Library @7:00 p.m.

Coun. Nolan reported that the Borough had gone to bid on behalf of the Board of Recreation, but no vendors had bid, the tennis court project would be re-bid and he added that the Board of Recreation was bearing the full cost of the improvement.

Coun. Garruzzo having no report. Coun. Shaak cited the graduation of six new probationary firemen from the Academy. He added that June 13th was the 98th anniversary of Brielle Fire Company No. I, the oldest organization in the Borough.

In closing he noted that Patrolman Todd Gerlach was currently serving in Iraq some thirty miles west of Bagdad. The P.B.A. would be conducting a drive to provide him with much needed “creature comforts”.

Coun. Bolger advised his colleagues that he would be drafting a revision to the existing ordinance on public signs that he found deficient. Coun. Bolger intended to address the number of signs, the distance between them to avoid unattractive “clusters”, and to eliminate “negative signs”. He believed that political signs should advocate a candidate or an issue not be purely negative; he also believed that the amount of the deposit should be increased and that there should be a penalty for the theft of political signs; he intended to have ready for review presently.

The meeting was opened to the public and Bill Brannick, 805 Schoolhouse Road, asked if the D.P.W. picked up appliances since Coun. Scott had stated that they have value as recyclables?

Coun. Scott advised that they did and that the information had been included in the newsletter on a number of occasions, but she asked that the public refrain from placing such “white goods” at the curb during clean-up week.

Mr. Brannick felt it was important to disseminate this message to the public so that the Borough would benefit rather than see Lowes or Home Depot profit when they delivered a new appliance.

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Mary Lou Bolger, 2 Water’s Edge, asked about Coun. Scott’s prior statement about problems during clean-up week, she also noted the trash collectors had been leaving cardboard and trash at her location for two weeks in a row.

Coun. Scott cited a number of complaints concerning missed pick-up, but they had been addressed. In the past the contractor had made a final sweep of the town, but this time it had not been done. She attributed it to a “communication error” and offered that things wou1d be tightened up before October’s collection.

Coun. Scott, went on to say that she was delighted that the cardboard had been left behind because it was a recyclable and had been for twenty years; it could only be taken if it was contaminated.

Ms. Bolger felt that many residents were unaware of that fact and Coun. Nolan suggested a posting on the website.

Ms. Bolger asked about the tennis court project and how much money had been allocated to the Board of Recreation.

Coun. Nolan offered $33,000 somewhat less than prior years. The Administrator estimated that the Board had $180,000 in a Trust Account. The capital improvement could be funded out of that account.

Ms. Bolger also took exception to the fact that “outsiders” ran soccer camps and other sporting clinics using Brielle Park. She asked if the Borough received any revenue from such activities?

Coun. Nolan explained that the park had been created with Green Acres Funds and that limited control. However a permit fee, albeit minimal, was charged.

Ms. Bolger thought it a shame that private individuals could make money from Borough resources and there was no financial benefit to the town.

Coun. Shaak, seconded by Coun. Nolan, introduced Resolution 08-66 to authorize an Executive Session. Vote: Coun. Bolger, Garruzzo, 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 June 9th, 2008, as follows:


1. The public shall be excluded from discussion of and action upon
the hereinafter specified subject matters.
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2. The general nature of the subject matter to be discussed is as follows:
“Contract negotiations.”

2. It is anticipated at this time that the above stated subject matters will
be made when the need for confidentiality no longer exists.


The executive session began at 9:30 p.m. and ended at 9:50 p.m. The session was adjourned on a motion by Coun. Scott seconded by Coun. Garruzzo.

Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan then introduced Resolution 08-67.


A RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE AUTHORIZING THE
MAYOR AND/OR HIS DESIGNEE TO PARTICIPATE WITH
REPRESENTATIVES OF THE MUNICIPALITIES IDENTIFIED HEREIN FOR
THE PURPOSE OF EXPLORING POSSIBLE AMENDMENTS TO EXISTING
CONTRACTS FOR THE PURCHASE OF TREATED WATER AND TO
SOLICIT ADVICE REGARDING THE FORMATION OF A JOINT MUNICIPAL
WATER ENTITY

WHEREAS, The municipalities of the Borough of Brielle, Spring Lake, Spring Lake Heights, Sea Girt and the Township of Wall (collectively the "Treated Water Purchasers") are currently parties to individual treated water purchase contracts dated September 1, 1987 between the respective municipalities and the Monmouth County Improvement Authority ("Treated Water Purchase Contract"); and

WHEREAS, The relationship amongst the Treated Water Purchasers is in the nature of an inter-local services arrangement intended to collectively benefit all Treated Water Purchasers; and

WHEREAS, Section 17 of the Treated Water Purchase Contract grants an option to the Treated Water Purchasers to purchase the water treatment and transmission facilities from the Monmouth County Improvement Authority; and

WHEREAS, The governing Body of the Borough of Brielle and the governing bodies of the other Treated Water Purchasers have determined that their respective financial interests and thereby the interests of their residents would be better served and furthered by establishing a joint entity comprised of representatives of the Treated Water Purchasers to attempt to renegotiate the Treated Water Purchase Contract including but not limited to terms pertaining to financing issues and administrative authority with respect to the operation of the water treatment and transmission facilities and the authority to incur debt to finance improvements to the treatment and distribution systems to meet treated water quality standards and increased capacity as set forth in Section 12 of the Treated Water Purchase Contract; and
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WHEREAS, the Treated Water Purchasers seek to obtain counsel to represent them collectively with respect to assisting in the efforts to renegotiate the existing Treated Water Purchase Contract and to provide advice regarding the procedure and actions necessary for the possible formation of a joint entity to purchase the water treatment and distribution facilities and to otherwise evaluate and advise on the proposed purchase of the water treatment and distribution facilities.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Governing Body of the Borough of Brielle as follows:

1. The Mayor, and/or his designee is authorized to explore possible amendments to the existing Treated Water Purchase Contract and to explore the formation of a joint municipal entity for the purpose of purchasing the water treatment and transmission facilities described in this
resolution.
2. After consideration of the matters discussed herein the mayor and/or his designee shall report to the full governing body at which time the matter maybe considered for action by the full governing body.

3. That a certified copy of this Resolution be presented to the Monmouth County Improvement Authority at their next regular meeting; thereby putting the Authority on notice that the Water Purchasers agree to fund any and all repairs to the Water Treatment & Transmission Facilities that are deemed to be essential. However, at this time, the Water Purchasers do not authorize any funding that extends past 2012, and/or extends the life of the contract that the respective Water Purchasers presently have with the Authority.


I, Thomas F. Nolan Clerk of the Borough of Brielle, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of a Resolution adopted by the Mayor & Council of the Borough of Brielle at a Regular Meeting held on June 9th, 2008.

The meeting adjourned at 9:56 p.m. on a motion by Coun. Nolan, seconded by Coun. Shaak.


Approved: June 23rd, 2008



_____________________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk

 

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