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December 22, 2008

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December 22, 2008

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MINUTES DECEMBER 22nd, 2008 WORK SESSION START: 7:30 P.M.

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

ABSENT: COUN. GORHAM & SCOTT.
Mayor Nicol convened the work session in compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act and recognized the Administrator who advised that he had nothing to report, but he reminded the public that on December 26th Borough Hall would be closed due to the exchange of the Columbus Day Holiday.

Mayor Nicol then read the following Proclamation and recognized the Brielle/Manasquan Junior Midget Pop Warner Cheerleading Team.
Whereas, the Brielle/Manasquan Junior Midget Pop Warner Cheerleading Team competed in the State Championship, and

Whereas, the Team won the Regional’s and became eligible to compete in the National Championship at Walt Disney World on December 10th, 2008, where they earned a Second Place Finish, and

Whereas, the Team also won the "Spirit of Sport" Award, that was presented to them by the Walt Disney World Championship Staff, and

Whereas, it is fitting and proper for a Governing Body to recognize such an achievement by local youth, and

Whereas, the following members of the team and their coach are worthy of such recognition:

Mrs. Janet Richardson, Coach
Ms. Jaylin Burzon
Ms. Lia Florentine
Ms. Darby Formichella
Ms. Brianna Fox
Ms. Rebecka Markland
Ms. Makenzie McGowan
Ms. Lily McNamara
Ms. Madeline McNamara
Ms. Jenna Passarella
Ms. Renee Putelo
Ms. Quinn Vaticano
Ms. Zoe Vaticano
Ms. Allison Zarelli


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Now Therefore Be It Proclaimed, that Monday, December 22nd, 2008 be observed as

Brielle/Manasquan Junior Midget Pop Warner Cheerleading Team Recognition Day in the Borough of Brielle and all Brielle Residents are asked to honor the achievement of the aforementioned Victors.

There being no further comments the work session was adjourned at 7:35 p.m. on a motion by Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Shaak.




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MINUTES DECEMBER 22ND, 2008 START: 7:32:P.M.

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

ABSENT: COUN. GORHAM & SCOTT.

Following a moment of silent prayer, a salute to the flag and a roll call, the Minutes of the December 8th, 2008 Regular Meeting were approved on a motion by Coun. Garruzzo seconded by Coun. Nolan; all aye; no nays. Passed.

Mayor Nicol then announced that the time had arrived for a hearing and further consideration of "AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ORDINANCE NO. 983 "AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING THE SALARIES & COMPENSATIONS OF THE VARIOUS EMPLOYEES OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE".

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

The Administrator explained that the ordinance established salary ranges for all municipal employees. The average increase was 4%. This was predicated on the collective bargaining agreements already in existence.

William Brannick, 805 Schoolhouse Road, noted that Finance Chairman Gorham had alluded to the potential loss of surplus and the adverse impact on the 2009 budget; he asked if the Council intended to freeze the salaries of non-union personnel?

Mayor Nicol replied "no" and added that they would receive the same 4% increase as the union employees.

There being no further comments the hearing was closed on a motion by Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Shaak.

Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan, introduced Resolution 08-114 for passage and adoption on second and final reading. Vote: Coun. Bolger, Garruzzo, Nolan & Shaak; all aye. No nays. Passed.

Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan, introduced Resolution 08-115 to authorize publication of passage and adoption in the Coast Star according to law. Vote: Coun. Bolger, Garruzzo, Nolan & Shaak; all aye. No nays. Passed.

Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Shaak introduced Resolution 08-116 for passage of the Consent Agenda.




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Resolutions:
A. (see insertion).
B. (see insertion).
C. To authorize the Mayor & Clerk to execute the 2009 Employment Contracts.
D. (see insertion).

Motions:

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

(Note: At the request of Coun. Nolan the Administrator explained Resolution "D" and noted that the Tax Title Lien was a redemption or "pass through" account. The Borough held the money and then released it when the lien was redeemed. At the request of Coun. Bolger, the Administrator explained Resolution "A" and noted that it represented 25% of the prior year's (2008) expenditure; it was not the actual 2009 Municipal Budget. That budget was still being formulated and the Temporary Budget simply provided funds to operate the Borough pending the adoption of the actual budget in March 2009. The Chair also entertained a comment from William Brannick, 805 Schoolhouse Road, who reiterated his concern over a 4% salary increase for non-union employees.

Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Shaak, introduced Resolution 08-117 TO TRANSFER FUNDS.

Mayor Nicol then appointed Coun. Shaak to the Finance Committee for purposes of the meeting.

Coun. Shaak, seconded by Coun. Garruzzo, introduced Resolution 08-118 for Payment of Bills. Be It Resolved, that the following bills be paid, and that the Mayor or President of Council be authorized to draw orders on the Chief Finance Officer for payment of the bills of December 22nd, 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 & Shaak; all aye. No nays. Passed.



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Mayor Nicol then read his annual Christmas Resolutions:

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

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

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

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, THAT THERE SHALL BE SNOW IN THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE DURING THE PERIOD DECEMBER 24th THROUGH DECEMBER 25th, 2008, AND

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, THAT THE BOROUGH CLERK SHALL FORWARD A COPY OF THIS RESOLUTION TO THE APPROPRIATE "IMPLEMENTING" AGENCIES.

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

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

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

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, THAT SLEIGHS AND REINDEER SHALL BE PERMITTED TO LAND ON ROOFTOPS IN THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE DURING THE PERIOD DECEMBER 24th THROUGH DECEMBER 25th (INCLUSIVE), AND

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, THAT NO PARKING CITATIONS SHALL BE ISSUED TO OPERATORS OF THE AFOREMENTIONED VEHICLES PROVIDED THAT THEY FIT THE FOLLOWING DESCRIPTION: "LITTLE", "OLD", "LIVELY" AND "QUICK" AND CAN PRODUCE VALID IDENTIFICATION THAT THEIR NAME IS "SAINT NICK".
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Mayor Nicol then called for Committee Reports and recognized Coun. Nolan who noted that both the Board of Recreation and the Brielle Library had had a year of great accomplishments. He added that this was a time of year for reflection on friend, family and our service men and women overseas; he wished all a Happy Holiday.
RESOLUTION NO: 08-116- B DATE: DECEMBER 22ND, 2008

RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE

WHEREAS, THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE HAS INTRODUCED AND ADOPTED A SALARY ORDINANCE NO. 991 WHICH ESTABLISHED SALARY RANGES FOR ALL OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE, TO BE EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1ST, 2009, AND

WHEREAS, THE SALARY ORDINANCE ESTABLISHED A RANGE FOR EMPLOYEE SALARIES AND LOCAL FISCAL AFFAIRS LAW REQUIRES THAT THE ACTUAL BASE SALARY TO BE PAID TO EACH INDIVIDUAL EMPLOYEE MUST BE APPROVED BY THE GOVERNING BODY.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, THAT THE FOLLOWING SALARIES SHALL CONSTITUTE THE BASE SALARIES FOR THE FOLLOWING EMLOYEES (EXCLUSIVE OF POLICE WHO RECEIVE ADDITIONAL RENUMERATION AS PER CONTRACT BASED ON TERM OF SERVICE "LONGEVITY").

08-116-B
RESOLUTION
DECEMBER 22ND, 2008

RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE HAS INTRODUCED AND ADOPTED A SALARY ORDINANCE NO.991 WHICH ESTABLISHED SALARY RANGES FOR ALL OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE, TO BE EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1ST, 2009, AND

WHEREAS, THE SALARY ORDINANCE ESTABLISHED A RANGE FOR EMPLOYEE SALARIES AND LOCAL FISCAL AFFAIRS LAW REQUIRES THAT THE ACTUAL BASE SALARY TO BE PAID TO EACH INDIVIDUAL EMPLOYEE MUST BE APPROVED BY THE GOVERNING BODY.

NOW THEREFOR BE IT RESOLVED, THAT THE FOLLOWING SALARIES SHALL CONSTITUE THE BASE SALARIES FOR THE FOLLOWING EMPLOYEES (EXCLUSIVE OF POLICE WHO RECEIVE ADDITIONAL RENUMERATION AS PER CONTRACT BASED ON TERM OF SERVICE "LONGEVITY".

CHIEF OF POLICE 144,836.00
LIEUTENANT 110,796.00
SERGEANT 104,306.00
PATROLMAN FIRST CLASS 97,180.00
PATROLMAN SECOND CLASS 92,946.00
PATROLMAN THIRD CLASS 60,115.00
PATROLMAN FORTH CLASS 60,500.00
PATROLMAN FIFTH CLASS 45,500.00
PATROLMAN SIXTH CLASS 34,000.00
PATROLMAN PROBABTION 30,000.00
DETECTIVE 600.00
POLICE RECORDS CLERK 23.48 PER HOUR
CRIME PREVENTION OFFICER 500.00
POLICE MATRON 10.50 PER HOUR
BOROUGH ADMINISTRATOR 44,600.00
BOROUGH CLERK 75,000.00
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER 25,000.00
TAX COLLECTOR 72,522.00
ASSESSOR OF TAXES 24,101.00
CLERK FINANCIAL SERVICE 28,065.00
WATER SEWER COLLECTOR 43,402.00
CLERK FINANCIAL SERVICES
WATER UTILITY 10,000.00
SUPERINTENDENT WATER
UTILITY 106,508.80
SUPERINTENDENT PUBLIC WORKS 1,000.00
ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT
PUBLIC WORKS 68,707.20
RECYCLING COORDINATOR 2,000.00
ASSISTANT RECYCLING
COORDINATOR 1,000.00
SAFETY COORDINATOR 4,000.00
ASSISTANT SAFETY COORDINATOR 1,500.00
MECHANIC 61,000.00
WORKING FOREMAN 500.00
D.P.W. TIER I 59,000.00
56,500.00
50,500.00
40,500.00
D.P.W. TIER II 30,500.00
RECYCLING TIER I 53,000.00
43,000.00
RECYCLING TIER II 35,500.00
WATER UTILITY TIER I 50,500.00
40,500.00
PLANNING BOARD SECRETARY 5,000.00
PLANNING BOARD RECORDING SEC. 5,000.00

MAYOR 5,000.00
COUNCIL MEMBER 4,500.00

MUNICIPAL JUDGE 32,448.00
FIRE PROTECTION OFFICIAL 8,000.00
ZONING OFFICER 15,000.00*
MERCANTILE OFFICER 3,676.00
CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER 8,586.00
SPECIAL DEPUTY ELECTIONS CLERK 2,000.00

*PAID BY VOUCHER AS A PROFESSIONAL SERVICE



Resolution No: 08-11-D
Date: December 22nd, 2008

Borough of Brielle Resolution
Approved:

WHEREAS, there exists a Tax Title Lien number 2007-3 on property located at 100 Ocean Avenue, owned by Patricia Green and known as Block 55.01 L 10 , and

WHEREAS, this lien has been redeemed by American Home Mortgage Servicing

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that checks be drawn for the lien holder. The first in the amount of $16,168.06, made payable to Lien Times LLC for redemption of this lien.

The second for $6,000 for repayment of premium bid at sale.



______________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk





RESOLUTION NO: 08-117
DATE: DECEMBER 22nd, 2008

RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE

WHEREAS, NJSA:40A58 PROVIDES FOR MAKING TRANSFERS BETWEEN BUDGET APPROPRIATION 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 2008 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 N THE 2008 BUDGET:

CURRENT:

FROM: GROUP INSURANCE $12,000.00

TO: UTILITY O/E $12,000.00 WATER/SEWER UTILITY

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Coun. Garruzzo had no report, but extended his wishes to all for a Healthy, Happy New Year.

Coun. Shaak reiterated the holiday wishes and also thanked Coun. Bolger for his three years of service to the Borough. He said that his hard work and dedication were appreciated and he hoped that he "would not be a stranger".

Mayor Nicol added his appreciation for Coun. Bolger's service.

Coun. Bolger was recognized and he wished everyone a Happy, Safe Holiday Season.

The meeting was opened to the public and William Brannick, 805 Schoolhouse Road, cited the recent "blackout" during the School Election. Mr. Brannick noted that his wife had served as a poll worker in District III, the First Aid Building, and that the Fire Company had to bring a fire truck on site to provide emergency power. Since the First Aid Building was considered to be an "Evacuation Center" he asked why no one had made a provision for an emergency generator?

Coun. Shaak replied that plans were already in the works to address that issue and other concerns over the buildings status as an emergency shelter. He anticipated an upgrade in calendar 2009.

There being no further comments the meeting was adjourned sine die at 7:50 p.m. on a motion by Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan.





Approved: January 12th, 2009 ________________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk

 

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