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March 23, 2009

June 05 2009

March 23, 2009

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MINUTES MARCH 23RD, 2009 WORK SESSION START: 7:30 P.M.

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

ABSENT: GORHAM,.

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 asked permission to add three resolutions to the consent agenda. The first two approved raffle applications for the Saint Marks Altar Rosary Society. The third authorized the Administrator to submit a pension deferral application to the Local Finance Board.

Mayor Nicol then read the following proclamation:

Whereas, there can be no higher calling than service to one's country, and

Whereas, Patrolman Richard Todd Gerlach, freely and selflessly volunteered to place himself in harms way by serving in Iraq as a member of the 812th Military Police Company, and

Whereas, Patrolman Gerlach's unit trained Iraqi Police Units in and around Fallujah & Mosul and thereby enabled the Iraqis to begin to provide their own security, and

Whereas, his service and that of his unit helped to further our national interest and to help ensure the continued safety of the people of the United States of America, and

Whereas, Patrolman Gerlach's volunteer service has been in the finest tradition of this nation and is therefore worthy of recognition.

Now Therefore Be It Proclaimed, that Monday, March 23rd, 2009 be observed as Richard "Todd" Gerlach Day in the Borough of Brielle and all Brielle Residents are asked to pay tribute to Patrolman Gerlach and the 812th Military Police Unit of who it can be said epitomize the ideal of "We few, we happy few, we band of brothers".
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Patrolman Gerlach responded by presenting the Borough with an American Flag that came with the following inscription.



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There being no further comments the work session was adjourned at 7:40 p.m. on a motion by Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan.

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MINUTES MARCH 23rd, 2009 START: 7:41 P.M.

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

ABSENT: COUN. GORHAM.

Following a moment of silent prayer, a salute to the flag and a roll call, the Minutes of the March 9th 2009, Meeting were approved on a motion by Coun. Garruzzo seconded by Coun. Nolan; all aye; no nays. Passed. (Note: Coun. Scott abstained).

Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan introduced Resolution 09-35 for passage of the Consent Agenda.

Resolutions:

A. (see insertion).
B. (see insertion).
C. (see insertion).
D. (see insertion).

Motions:

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

Coun. Visceglia, seconded by Coun. Shaak, introduced Resolution 09-36 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 March 23rd, 2009, as reviewed by the Finance Committee and as listed on the Resolution and the Computer Bill List amended thereto. Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Nolan, Scott, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed.

Mayor Nicol then announced that the time had arrived for a hearing and further consideration of “AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE, IN THE COUNTY OF MONMOUTH, STATE OF NEW JERSEY, AUTHORIZING THE PURCHASE OF CERTAIN WATER TREATMENT AND TRANSMISSION FACILITIES AND THE TRANSFER OF TITLE OF SAME TO THE SOUTHEAST MONMOUTH MUNICIPAL UTILITIES AUTHORITY ".

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

The Administrator explained that the ordinance permitted the new entity to assume the oversight position heretofore held by the Monmouth County Improvement Authority.

RESOLUTION NO: 09-35-A
DATE: MARCH 23rd, 2009
BOROUGH OF BRIELLE
RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, LARMA CORPORATION, INC., WITH PREMISES LOCATED AT 622 GREEN AVENUE, HAS MADE APPLICATION FOR THE RENEWAL OF SEASONAL LIQUOR LICENSE #1308-34-003-005, FOR THE LICENSE PERIOD MAY 1ST, 2009 THROUGH NOVEMBER 30TH, 2009 INCLUSIVE, AND

WHEREAS, THE APPLICATION BEING COMPLETE, $1,390.00 FEE PAID TO THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE, $200.00 FEE DUE TO THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY DIVISION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL BEING ENCLOSED AND ALL MUNICIPAL AUTHORIZATIONS BEING IN PLACE, AND

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

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, THAT THE MUNICIPAL CLERK IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE SAID LICENSE, AND

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, THAT DELIVERIES MAY COMMENCE ON APRIL 15th, 2009, WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT NO SALES CAN BE MADE PRIOR TO MAY 1st, 2009.


CERTIFICATION

THE FOREGOING IS A TRUE COPY OF A RESOLUTION, ADOPTED BY THE BRIELLE MAYOR & COUNCIL, AT A MEETING HELD ON MARCH 23rd, 2009.

WITNESS MY HAND AND THE SEAL OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE THIS 24th DAY OF MARCH 2009.




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THOMAS F. NOLAN MUNICIPAL CLERK
SEAL


Resolution No: 09-35-B
Date: March 23rd, 2009

Resolution of the Borough of Brielle

Whereas: on March 16th, 2009, Saint Marks Altar Rosary Society, submitted Raffle Application No. 2009-05 ID No. 447-1-6617 for an on-site Gift Basket Raffle, to be held at the Manasquan River Golf Club, 847 Riverview Drive, Brielle, NJ 08730 on Thursday, May 14th, 2009 from 12pm to 3pm.

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 March 23rd, 2009.

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



______________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk




Resolution No: 09-35-C
Date: March 23rd, 2009

Resolution of the Borough of Brielle

Whereas: on March 16th, 2009, Saint Marks Altar Rosary Society, submitted Raffle Application No. 2009-06 ID No. 447-1-6617 for an on-site 50/50 Raffle, to be held at the Manasquan River Golf Club, 847 Riverview Drive, Brielle, NJ 08730 on Thursday, May 14th, 2009 from 12pm to 3pm.

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 March 23rd, 2009.

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


______________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk




RESOLUTION NO: 09-44
DATE: MARCH 23rd, 2009

RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE

Municipal Budget of the Borough of Brielle, County of Monmouth for the Fiscal Year 2009.

Be It Resolved, that the following statements of revenue and appropriations, in the amount of $5,247,776.57 shall constitute the Municipal Budget for the Fiscal year 2009;

Be It Further Resolved, that said budget shall be published in the Coast Star in the issue of April 9th, 2009, and be given a hearing on April 27th, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. at Borough Hall.

The Governing Body of the Borough of Brielle, does hereby approve the following budget for introduction as the Municipal Budget for the Fiscal Year 2009:

Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Nolan, Scott, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Absent: None. Resolution passed.



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THOMAS F. NOLAN MUNICIPAL CLERK
SEAL






Resolution No: 09-35-D
Date: March 23rd, 2009




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The newly created SEMMUI would assume the debt service on the Treatment Plant & Transmission System and the Administrator believed that, ultimately, this change could result in all five independent municipal water/sewer utilities blending into one. He felt that the creation of the new authority was a positive step.

Coun. Nolan & Scott concurred with his assessment. David Dupre, 1016 Riverview Drive, asked if all member towns had passed the same ordinance and he was advised that they had.

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

Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan, introduced Resolution 09-37 for passage and introduction on final reading of the foregoing ordinance. Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Nolan, Scott, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed.

Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan, introduced Resolution 09-38 to authorize publication of passage and adoption in the Coast Star according to law. Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Nolan, Scott, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed.

Mayor Nicol then announced that the time had arrived for a hearing and further consideration of an "ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION, ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND DELIVERY, BY THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE, IN THE COUNTY OF MONMOUTH, STATE OF NEW JERSEY, OF A MANASQUAN RESERVOIR WATER TREATMENT SYSTEM TREATED WATER PURCHASE CONTRACT WITH THE SOUTHEAST MONMOUTH MUNICIPAL UTILITIES AUTHORITY IN RELATION TO, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THE TREATMENT AND TRANSMISSION OF WATER BY SUCH AUTHORITY".

The hearing was opened on a motion by Coun. Nolan, seconded by Coun. Garruzzo. There being no comments, the hearing was closed on a motion by Coun. Shaak, seconded by Coun. Garruzzo.
Coun. Nolan, seconded by Coun. Garruzzo, introduced Resolution 09-39 for passage and adoption on final reading of the foregoing ordinance, in accordance with municipal Bond Law. Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Nolan, Scott, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed.

Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan, introduced Resolution 09-40 to authorize publication of passage and adoption in the Coast Star in compliance with Local Bond Law. Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Nolan, Scott, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed.

Mayor Nicol then announced that the time had arrived for the introduction and passage on first reading of "CALENDAR YEAR 2009, AN ORDINANCE TO EXCEED THE MUNICIPAL BUDGET APPROPRIATION LIMITS AND TO ESTABLISH A CAP BANK".
Coun. Scott, seconded by Coun. Nolan, introduced Resolution 09-41 for passage on introduction and first reading of the foregoing ordinance. Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Nolan, Scott, Shaak & Scott; all aye. No nays. Passed.
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Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan, introduced Resolution 09-42 to authorize publication of the foregoing ordinance in the Coast Star for a hearing to be held @ 7:30 pm on April 13th, 2009, at Borough Hall. Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Nolan, Scott, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed.

Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan, introduced Resolution 09-43 (see insertion). Coun. Garruzzo, Nolan, Scott, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed.

Mayor Nicol then called for committee reports and recognized Coun. Scott who announced that another town-wide shredding event would be held on June 13th, 2009 at Borough Hall between the hours of 9:00 am and 1:00 pm. The event was being sponsored by Monmouth County.

Coun. Scott advised the public that lead collection would resume on April 1st, although she noted that, given the piles of leaves already on the street, one would think that the date was March 1st. Coun. Scott reiterated that leaves and brush must be kept separated.

Coun. Scott cited the availability of 10.1 million dollars in grant money for the development of recycling programs. These funds were on top of some 8 million dollars already allocated to enhance existing municipal programs based on the annual tonnage grants.

Coun. Scott reminded the public that, in spite of the economic turn-down and decrease in the market price for recyclables, it was still vital to keep recyclables out of the landfill. In closing, Coun. Scott added that recycling was never about revenue, but all about the management of solid waste.

Coun. Nolan reminded the public that applications for the Jean Wetzel Scholarship were due by April 15th. He also cited upcoming Library Programs such as the Beginner Yoga Series for Adults and a program on Murder & Mayhem in the Highlands.

Turning to Recreation, Coun. Nolan noted that Biddy "T" Ball sign-ups would be held on March 25th at Curtis House from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. Participants had to be born on or after September 30th, 2004. The annual Easter Egg Hunt, for children ten and under, would be held on April 4th.

Coun. Nolan also advised that the Public Resource Committee was working with the both the Recreation & Environmental Commissions to create an Advisory Committee to review the potential for the utilization of Brielle Beach.

Coun. Nolan completed his report by citing his attendance at the Brielle Elementary School's production of Oklahoma. He praised the play, the students and the McWilliams Family for their work in making it a success.

Conn. Garruzzo having no report, Coun. Shaak reported that the final paint stripping of the Route 35 Bridge was scheduled for April 6th. Once completed all construction equipment would be removed from the bridge and the Euclid Avenue off-ramp would be re-opened.
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There would no longer be any lane or shoulder closings during the day, but an occasional overnight shoulder closing might still occur.

Finance Chairman Coun. Visceglia announced that the 2009 Municipal Budget introduced this evening would require an estimated two cent increase in the municipal rate. The budget would be given a full hearing on April 27th, at which time the professional staff would be available for questions. The summary of the budget would be published in the Coast Star on April 9th. Copies were available for public review at Borough Hall.

In the absence of Coun. Gorham, the Administrator advised that he had met with the Councilman to discuss the new Sustainable Energy Meeting. The program would create a consortium of public entities for the purpose of a joint purchase of energy. Brielle had participated in the original study and it appeared that a 4% savings was attainable for electricity and 7% for natural gas.

Coun. Nolan stated that he was familiar with the program and saw it as a great opportunity to reduce energy costs and to save money.

Mayor Nicol opened the meeting to the public and recognized Mr. Hank Hartman, 611 Oceanview Road, who asked if the budget as introduced made any provision of lay-offs or furloughs?

The Mayor replied that it did not There being no further questions, the meeting was adjourned at 8:05 pm on a motion by Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan.





Approved: April 13th, 2009


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Thomas E Nolan
Municipal Clerk

 

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