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February 23, 2009

March 30 2009

February 23, 2009

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MINUTES FEBRUARY 23rd, 2009 WORK SESSION START: 7:30 P.M.

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

ABSENT: COUN. VISCEGLIA.
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 requested permission to add two resolutions to the Consent Agenda. The first in regards to Arc Awareness Month and the second to approve a raffle application submitted by Monmouth Medical Center. Permission was granted.

There being no further comments the work session was adjourned at 7:31 p.m. on a motion by Coun. Shaak, seconded by Coun. Nolan.

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MINUTES FEBRUARY 23rd, 2009 START: 7:32 P.M.

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

ABSENT: COUN. VISCEGLIA.

Following a moment of silent prayer, a salute to the flag and a roll call, the Minutes of the February 9th Meeting were approved on a motion by Coun. Garruzzo seconded by Coun. Gorham; all aye; no nays. Passed. (Note: Coun. Nolan abstained).

Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan introduced Resolution 09-25 for passage of the Consent Agenda.

Resolutions:

A. To authorize the renewal of the Borough's Agreement with the Brielle Community Library Association as per the terms and conditions of the original agreement executed on June 28th, 2007.
B. To authorize a payment schedule for water account #660.
C. (see insertion).
D. To declare an emergency relative to the repair of the HVAC System, specifically the boiler, at Borough Hall.
E. (see insertion).
F. (see insertion).

Motions:

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

At this juncture, Coun. Scott was appointed to the Finance Committee for purposes of this meeting.

Coun. Scott, seconded by Coun. Nolan, introduced Resolution 09-26 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 February 23rd, 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; 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 THE FEE SCHEDULE FOR THE PROVISION OF CERTIFIED COPIES OF VITAL RECORDS”.

Resolution No: 09-25-C
Date: February 23rd, 2009

Resolution of the Borough of Brielle
WHEREAS, the Borough of Brielle, NJ has experienced natural hazards that result in public safety hazards and damage to private and public property;

WHEREAS, the hazard mitigation planning process set forth by the State of New Jersey and the Federal Emergency Management Agency offers the opportunity to consider natural hazards and risks, and to identify mitigation actions to reduce future risk;

WHEREAS, the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management provided federal mitigation funds to support development of the Monmouth County Multi jurisdictional All Natural Hazards Pre Disaster Mitigation Plan;

WHEREAS, this Hazard Mitigation Plan has been developed by the Mitigation Planning Committee;

WHEREAS, this Hazard Mitigation Plan includes a prioritized list of mitigation actions including activities that, over time, will help minimize and reduce safety threats and damage to private and public property, and

WHEREAS, two public meetings were held on, November 29th, 2007 and March 10th, 2008, to introduce the planning concept and to solicit questions and comments, and to present the Plan and request comments, as required by law,

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Borough Council of Brielle:

1. The Hazard Mitigation Plan is hereby adopted as an official plan of Brielle; minor revisions recommended by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and/or the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management may be incorporated without further action.

2. The Municipal Office of Emergency Management and the various Municipal Departments identified in the Plan are hereby encouraged to pursue implementation of the recommended high priority activities that are applicable to their departments.

3. Any action proposed by the Plan shall be subject to and contingent upon budget approval, if required, which shall be at the discretion of the Borough of Brielle Mayor & Council, and this resolution shall not be interpreted so as to mandate any such appropriations.

4. The Municipal Office of Emergency Management is designated to coordinate with other offices and shall periodically report on the activities, accomplishments, and progress, and shall prepare an annual progress report to be submitted to the Monmouth County Office of Emergency Management. The status reports shall be submitted by September 15"' of each year.

PASSED by the Borough Council of the Borough of Brielle, this 23rd day of February 2009.



______________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk


Resolution No: 09-25-E
Date: February 23rd, 2009

IN RECOGNITION

WHEREAS, intellectual and developmental disabilities are conditions which affect more than 7 million Americans and their families; public awareness and education enhance a community's understanding of the issues affecting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities; and

WHEREAS, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities can be vital and vibrant members of our communities, improving the quality of life for all of us; and

WHEREAS, the month of March has been designated Arc Awareness Month by the state of New Jersey with 20 chapters of The Arc undertaking public awareness, educational and fundraising initiatives; and

WHEREAS, the Arc of Monmouth serves over 1200 individuals with intellectual disabilities throughout Monmouth County and advocates for and with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families; and

WHEREAS, the Arc of Monmouth is celebrating 60 years of service to families and individuals throughout Monmouth County;

THEREFORE, Honorable Thomas B. Nicol, Mayor of Brielle does hereby Proclaim March, 2009 as

ARC AWARENESS MONTH

In the Borough of Brielle, New Jersey and urges that the citizens of Brielle, New Jersey give full support to efforts towards enabling people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live full and productive lives of inclusion in our communities.







______________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk





Resolution No: 09-25-F
Date: February 23rd, 2009

Resolution of the Borough of Brielle

Whereas: on February 19th, 2009, Monmouth Medical Center, submitted Raffle Application No. 2009-04 ID No. 266-4-31486 for an on-site 50/50 Raffle, to be held at the Manasquan River Golf Club, 847 Riverview Drive, Brielle, NJ 08730 on Friday, April 3rd, 2009 at 10pm.

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 February 23rd, 2009.

Witness my hand and Seal of the Borough of Brielle this 24th day of February 2009.



______________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk















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Mayor Nicol then announced that the time had arrived for a hearing and further consideration of "AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE FEE SCHEDULE FOR THE PROVISION OF CERTIFIED COPIES OF VITAL RECORDS".

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

The Administrator explained that the ordinance brought the Borough's fee schedule in compliance with the prevailing fee structures throughout the County. The fee was increased from $4.00 to $15.00. To the best of his knowledge he added that the schedule had not been updated since the 1980's.

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

Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan, introduced Resolution 09-27 for passage and adoption on second and final reading. Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan, Scott & Shack; all aye. No nays. Passed.

Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan, introduced Resolution 09-28 to authorize publication of passage and adoption in the Coast Star according to law. Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan, Scott & Shaak; all aye. No nays. Passed.

Mayor Nicol then called for committee reports and recognized Coun. Scott who advised the public that, in compliance with new state directives, Monmouth County had recently updated its Solid Waste Plan. A hearing on that document (114 pages and 116 pages of appendix) would be held on Thursday, February 26th, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hall of Records at Freehold. A copy of the plan was on file in the Clerk's Office.

Coun. Scott noted that Brielle would subsequently have to amend its own plan to comply with the new requirements and forward the changes to the Planning Board for inclusion in the Master Plan. Fortunately, Brielle was already recycling many of the newly mandated materials, so Brielle was ahead of the game. However, there would be changes in the collection method as the new regulations were more business friendly. There were also new requirements as to labeling and an increase in the number of containers.

Coun. Scott pointed out that, in 2002, Brielle had a recycling rate of 53%. In 2006 that number had fallen to 52%; it was obvious that the Borough could do more. The Councilwoman conceded that part of the problem was the total amount of waste being disposed and much of that was attributable to packaging. Coun. Scott contrasted the traditional child's lunch box containing a peanut butter and jelly sandwich wrapped in wax paper with the variety of individual containers found today.

Coun. Scott also cited the fact that the initial recycling legislation was passed in 1987. By the early 1990's there had been a good response and the statewide recycling rate stood at 42%. In 2006 it had fallen to 38% as enthusiasm waned. The goal was simple, we have to do better.

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Coun. Scott also cited her attendance at an enjoyable flute concert at the Brielle Library featuring music from the 16th century to the present. Unfortunately, attendance by Brielle residents was negligible. Coun. Scott added that the Library Association put on marvelous programs and they deserved the support of the community.

Coun. Nolan was recognized and he echoed Coun. Scott's sentiments. He cited the "Read Across America" program on March 3rd and the six week yoga course that would begin on March 5th as examples of the high caliber of programs being offered. Coun. Nolan also cited the annual Jean Wetzel Scholarship Award that was open to Brielle High School Seniors. The award would be based on an essay to be entitled "What Book Has Affected My Life & Why?"

Turning to Recreation, Coun. Nolan cited the Pee Wee Soccer sign-ups on February 28th and March 7th and the "Three on Three" basketball tournament to be held on March 6th.

Conn. Garruzzo having no report, Coun. Shaak spoke about the recent Fire District Elections in Manasquan & Spring Lake Heights. He noted that the service cost the taxpayer an average of $160.00 per household. Brielle Volunteer Fire Company President Jim Stetson had made an analysis of the cost to Brielle households and found it to be $44.00. In closing Coun. Shank reminded the public that March 7th would see the "Half Way To Brielle Day" Run being held at Simko's.

Coun. Gorham having no report, the meeting was opened to the public and the Chair recognized William Brannick, 805 School House Road. Mr. Brannick cited the comments of Councilmembers Scott & Nolan and noted that the information they had provided on Library & Recreational Programs might not reach a wide enough audience as there was no reporter present.

Coun. Garruzzo interjected that the Coast Star Reporter had a conflict as a number of local towns all met on the same night, but she always called council members the next day to see if she missed anything of importance.

Coun. Scott added that the Library Association forwarded notice of upcoming events directly to the local press.

There being no further comment the meeting was adjourned at 7:50 p.m. on a motion by Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Gorham.


Approved: March 9th, 2009.
_________________
Thomas P. Nolan
Municipal Clerk


 

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