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January 26, 2009

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January 26, 2009

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MINUTES JANUARY 26TH, 2009 WORK SESSION START: 7:30 P.M.

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

ABSENT: NONE.

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.

Mayor Nicol then presented a plaque to former Planning Board & Board of Adjustment Attorney Kenneth B. Fitzsimmons, Esquire that read as follows:

In recognition of your years of service to the Borough of Brielle:
Brielle Zoning Board of Adjustment, January 1st, 1983-December 31st, 2007. Brielle Planning Board, February 1st, 1989-December 31St, 2008.

Mr. Fitzsimmons thanked the Council for recognizing his service and the Governing Body wished him the best of luck in his new position.

Mayor Nicol then recognized members of Cub Scout Pack 63, Den 6 and, in exchange for reciting the Cub Scout Oath, each Scout was given a hat and a badge to recognize their appointment as "Special Deputy Mayors".

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

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MINUTES JANUARY 26th, 2009 START: 7:36 P.M.

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

ABSENT: NONE.

Following a moment of silent prayer, a salute to the flag and a roll call, the Minutes of the January 12th, 2009 Meeting were approved on a motion by Coun. Garruzzo seconded by Coun. Shaak; all aye; no nays. Passed.

Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Shaak introduced Resolution 09-17 for passage of the Consent Agenda.

Resolutions:

A. To approve the renewal of Trailer Park License for ROAR Management, Inc. for calendar 2009.
B. To appoint James F. Stenson, 810 Rathjen Road, Brielle as Alternate #1 to the Brielle Planning Board.
C. (see insertion).
D. (see insertion).
E. To declare an "emergency" re: two water main breaks on Union Lane and the
emergency repair of dump truck S-3.
F. (see insertion).
G. (see insertion).
Motions:

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

Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan, introduced Resolution 09-18 TO TRANSFER FUNDS. (see insertion).

Coun. Visceglia, seconded by Coun. Shaak, introduced Resolution 09-19 for Payment of Bills. Be It Resolved, that the following bills be paid, and that the Mayor or President of Council be authorized to draw orders on the Chief Finance Officer for payment of the bills of January 26th, 2009, as reviewed by the Finance Committee and as listed on the Resolution and the Computer Bill List amended thereto. Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan, Scott, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed.

Resolution No: 09-17-C
Date: January 26th, 2009

Resolution of the Borough of Brielle

Whereas, do to financial hardship there exists an unpaid 4th quarter water/sewer payment, and

Now, Therefore Be It Resolved, that the Borough Administrator is hereby authorized to offer the homeowner, a Payment Schedule of $40.00 per week, plus interest, until the unpaid balance of $171.02 is eliminated, re: Block 30.01, Lot 21, 510 Harris Avenue.



Approved: ___________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk

Resolution No: 09-17-D Date: January 26th, 2009
RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE

To Commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Holocaust, Genocide &
Human Rights Education Center At Brookdale Community College

WHEREAS, the Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights Education Center At Brookdale Community College was founded in 1979 under the name, the Center for Holocaust Studies at Brookdale Community College, and

WHEREAS, the mission of the Center is to be a resource for education about historical issues of the Holocaust and genocide; elimination of racism, anti Semitism and all forms of prejudice that "damage our society; and development of outstanding creative programs and activities regarding these crucial human issues, and

WHEREAS, in 2008, the Center changed its name to the "Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights Education Center at Brookdale Community College" to reflect the full scope of its activities and the extensive programming and services offered to the community in all these areas, and

WHEREAS, the Center, through its programs, provides vital, creative educational resources to address genocide and human rights issues both locally and around the world, and
WHEREAS, in 2009, the Center will commemorate its 30th anniversary through a series of events that focus on the Center's mission, including a new exhibit called The Exhibit: A Journey to Life to be held at the Monmouth Museum on the campus of Brookdale Community College. There will also be a student art exhibit and an exhibit on modern genocide, and human rights abuses. The exhibit will run from March 15 through May 17, 2009, and will form the basis for educational materials to carry its message well beyond the timeframe of the anniversary commemoration, and
WHEREAS, to honor and recognize local Holocaust survivors and their lives and experiences, the Center will hold a Commemorative Celebration on May 3, 2009, and in Spring 2009 will publish a Tribute Book honoring these local Holocaust survivors.
THEREFORE IT IS RESOLVED, by the Mayor & Council of the Borough of Brielle and, that the Borough of Brielle hereby congratulates the Center on its 30th anniversary and recognizes the vital work performed by the staff and volunteers at the Center over the past 30 years and continuing into the future.

CERTIFICATION
The foregoing is a true copy of a resolution passed by the Brielle Mayor & Council at a meeting held on January 26th, 2009.

Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 27th day of January, 2009.



Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk

Resolution No.09-17-G
Date: January 26th, 2009

Resolution of the Borough of Brielle

Whereas: on January 19th, 2009, the American Cancer Society submitted Raffle Application No. 2009-01 ID No. 347-4-34818 for an 50/50 Raffle, to be held at the Manasquan River Golf Club, 847 Riverview Drive, Brielle, NJ 08730 on Monday, July 13th, 2009, 7am 8pm.

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 January 26th, 2009.

Witness my hand and Seal of the Borough of Brielle this 27th day of January 2009.



______________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk










Resolution No.09-17-G
Date: January 22nd, 2009

Resolution of the Borough of Brielle

Whereas: on January 19th, 2009, the American Cancer Society submitted Raffle Application No. 2009-02 ID No. 347-4-34818 for an on-site Silent Auction, to be held at the Manasquan River Golf Club, 847 Riverview Drive, Brielle, NJ 08730 on Monday, July 13th, 2009, 7am 8pm.

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 January 22nd, 2009.

Witness my hand and Seal of the Borough of Brielle this 23rd day of January 2009.



______________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk










RESOLUTION NO: 09-17
DATE: JANUARY 26th, 2009

RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE

WHEREAS, NJSA:40A58 PROVIDES FOR MAKING TRANSFERS BETWEEN 2008 BUDGET APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTS DURING THE MONTHS OF JANUARY, FEBRUARY AND MARCH

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 IN THE 2008 BUDGET:

CURRENT:

FROM: GROUP INSURANCE $18,908.46

TO: UTILITY O/E $4,140.62
SANITATION O/E $7,750.34
MUNICIPAL LAND USE $7,017.50
WATER/SEWER UTILITY

FROM: WATER S/W $4,000.00

TO: WATER O/E $4,000.00

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Coun. Nolan advised that "Pee-Wee Soccer" registrations were underway and a sign-up would be held on March 5th at the Brielle School between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Coun. Nolan also cited the work of a young female volunteer who was currently engaged in painting new murals in the Library's Children's Room. Coun. Nolan added that the Library would be holding a "Lunch & Munch" reading date for parents and young children in the near future.
In closing Coun. Nolan cited his attendance at the recent Chamber of Commerce "Pride of Brielle" Dinner where Coun. Tim Shaak was honored. Coun. Nolan felt that the award was well deserved and only regretted that he could not remember all the service statistics that had been cited in recognition of Coun. Shaak’s contribution to the community.

Coun. Garruzzo had no report, but echoed Coun. Nolan in his appreciation of Coun. Shaak's community service.

Coun. Shaak congratulated Attorney Fitzsimmons on his award, adding that he had been a true asset to the Borough and would be sorely missed. Mr. Fitzsimons has always been fair and honest and viewed each application objectively and he brought great insight to the process.

Coun. Scott also cited Susan Brady for her twenty-plus years of service to the Planning Board and congratulated Jim Stenson on his appointment to that deliberative body.

Since neither Coun. Visceglia or Gorham had reports, the meeting was opened to the public and William Brannick, 805 South Street was recognized.

Mr. Brannick asked for clarification on the Mayor's Resolution of appointment to SMRSA?

The Administrator explained that he had made an error in January 2008 as he believed that the appointment expired on January 31st of that year. The appointment was made for the period February 1st, 2008 to January 31st, 2013, but SMRSA subsequently advised him that he had the wrong date. The term actually expired on January 31St, 2009. Therefore, at the January 12th Meeting, the resolution was amended to provide the correct date of February 1st, 2009 through January 31st, 2014.

Janet Hendricks, 615 Leslie Avenue, was recognized and asked if the Borough Attorney had completed his research as to Mr. Brannick's inquiry as to whether or not the Borough could use public funds to make improvements to a privately owned building?

Mr. Montenegro advised that he had not, but would have a report by the next meeting on February 9th.

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Mayor Nicol then announced that the time had arrived for the introduction and passage on first reading of “AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE FEE SCHEDULE FOR THE PROVISION OF CERTIFIED COPIES OF VITAL RECORDS”.

Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Conn. Nolan, introduced Resolution 09-20 for passage and introduction on first reading of the foregoing ordinance. Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan, Scott, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed.

Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan, introduced Resolution 09-21 to authorize publication in the Coast Star for a hearing to be held @ 7:30 p.m., on February 9th, 2009, at Borough Hall. Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan, Scott, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed.

Mayor Nicol then read the following Proclamation:

2009 National Wear Red Day for Women
WHEREAS, diseases of the heart are the nation's leading cause of death and stroke is the third leading cause of death;
WHEREAS, cardiovascular diseases (CVD) claim the lives of close to 460,000 American females (about one death per minute) each year;

WHEREAS, each year, 53 percent of all cardiovascular disease deaths occur in females, as compared to 47 percent in men, and nearly 32,500 more females than males die from a stroke;

WHEREAS, in 2008 the estimated direct and indirect cost of cardiovascular diseases and stroke in the U.S. is estimated at $431.8 billion;

WHEREAS, more women die of cardiovascular disease than the next five leading causes of death combined, including all cancers;

WHEREAS, only 13 percent of women consider cardiovascular disease their greatest health risk;

WHEREAS, February is designated as American Heart Month;

WHEREAS, Go Red For Women is the American Heart Association's national movement to make women aware of their risk for heart disease-the leading cause of death for women and to empower women to take action to reduce that risk;

WHEREAS, all women should learn their own personal risk for heart disease, using tools such as the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women Heart Check Up and by talking to their healthcare provider;
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NOW, THEREFORE, I Mayor Thomas B. Nicol, in recognition of the importance of the ongoing fight against heart disease and stroke, do hereby proclaim Friday, February 6, 2009 to be
"National Wear Red Day for Women"
in The Borough of Brielle and urge all citizens to "go red" for the day and wear red on February 6, 2009 to call attention to the magnitude of cardiovascular disease in women, and as a show of support to fight it, as well as in recognition of family, friends and neighbors who have suffered from cardiovascular disease. By increasing awareness of the risk factors for this devastating disease and taking actions to reduce them, we can save thousands of lives each year.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the Borough of Brielle this 26th day of January 2009.
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Mayor Nicol then called for committee reports and recognized Coun. Scott who cited the recent removal of the Christmas Lights from the tree adjacent to Curtis House. That action reminded her to thank the Brielle Chamber of Commerce for the placement of decorative wreaths on the light poles along Higgins Avenue. The Councilwoman added that too often "nice things go unnoticed".

Coun. Scott also shared her view that municipal government is fair game for criticism and the Borough gets its share, but she thought it appropriate to cite some examples of how effective municipal government can be.

Coun. Scott cited the Borough’s participation in the newly created Southeast Monmouth Municipal Utilities Authority that permitted for the inclusion of additional municipalities and the future sharing of costs. The new entity also permitted those municipalities who had excess water to market the surplus to towns in need. Most importantly, the authority now gave the decision making power to the five member towns.

Coun. Scott also noted the Borough's participation in a number of joint insurance funds that included the Municipal Excess Liability Fund, the Environmental Joint Insurance Fund and the Residual Claims Fund, all of which were state funds. In addition Brielle participated in the local Monmouth Municipal Joint Insurance Fund and the regional Central Jersey Health Insurance Fund. Coun. Scott pointed out that while no one could afford it, no one, least of all a municipality, could go without it. Participation in the Joint Insurance Funds enabled the Borough to control cost and to ensure the provision of a vital service.

"Water and insurance", Coun. Scott concluded, “two vital aspects of municipal government”. Brielle was in the forefront of the movement since 1988.

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




Approved: February 9th, 2009. ______________________
Thomas F. Nolan Municipal Clerk

 

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