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May 11, 2009

June 05 2009

May 11, 2009

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MINUTES MAY 11th, 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, but he requested Council to add three resolutions to the consent agenda.

Resolutions "J" & "K" were simple house-keeping. The latter resolution authorized the Administrator to issue the annual private swimming club licenses and the former retained a conflict engineer to review a request for vacation insofar as Borough Engineer had a conflict.

Resolution "L" would authorize the Borough to join the New Jersey Sustainable Energy Joint Meeting. Brielle had been a participant in the pilot study and it appeared that, by a joint state-wide bid for the purchase of electricity and natural gas, the Borough, along with the other member communities could save as much as 10% on their energy costs.

Council gave their authorization and the Administrator thanked Coun. Gorham, as Chairman of Personnel & Administration for his support during the process. Coun. Nolan interjected that, when he had served as the Executive Director of an Authority, he had engaged in a similar process and it had saved the Authority approximately 10% on natural gas and 9% on electricity; he saw the concept as a "win/win".

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

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MINUTES MAY 11th, 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 April 27th, 2009 Meeting were approved on a motion by Coun. Garruzzo seconded by Coun. Nolan; all aye; no nays. Passed. (Note: Coun. Gorham abstained).

Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Shaak introduced Resolution 09-52 for passage of the Consent Agenda.

Resolution:
A. (see insertion).
B. (see insertion).
C. (see insertion).
D. To declare an emergency relative to the purchase of an emergency generator for the Laurel Avenue Pump Station.
E. (see insertion).
F. (see insertion).
G. To declare support for the "Click It or Ticket" Program during the period May 18th
through May 31st inclusive.
H. To authorize the Mayor to submit a testimonial letter re: Route #70 Bridge to
NJDOT.
I. (see insertion).
J. To appoint Glenn D. Lines as a conflict engineer re: proposed vacation of Morgan
Parkway.
K. To authorize the Administrator to issue the 2009 private swimming club licenses.

Motions:

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

(Note: Coun. Shaak & Visceglia abstained on resolution "B" due to their membership in the Fire Company. Dave Dupre, 1016 Riverview Drive, inquired about resolution "E" and Council Shaak informed him that fifty cents of every traffic ticket aid in the state went into a fund to train EMT. Governor Corzine now proposed to take 3.5 million dollars from the 4 million dollar fund to help stabilize the state budget. Coun. Shaak felt that this would have a serious impact on the state's ability to maintain certified EMT’s. Ray Shea, 606 Oakcrest Road, asked if the swimming pool license requirement impacted private residential pools? The Administrator replied "no". He cited five privately operated pools at
Resolution: No 09-52 A
Date: May 11th, 2009

Borough of Brielle Resolution

Whereas, application has been made for the renewal of Liquor License #1308-33-001-008, and

Whereas, the application is complete and the $1,866.00 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 JP'S River House, Inc. for premises located at 1 Ocean Avenue, Brielle, New Jersey, is hereby approved and the Clerk of the 2009 through June 30th, 2010, subject to the following conditions:

1. Alcoholic Beverages may be sold, served, delivered or consumed on the open exterior deck of the premises from 12:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, and from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., on Friday.

2. Live entertainment may be permitted on Saturdays and Sundays from 1:30 P.M. to 12:00 a.m. (Midnight). Live entertainment shall be limited to a piano player, a guitar player or a band (not to exceed a duo). A Disc - Jockey shall not be permitted.

3. Controlled Background Music may be permitted in the above mentioned deck area during the hours of 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, and from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, providing that said music is in compliance with the provisions of Chapter 3, Sections 3-1.1 through 3.1-11 of the Code of the Borough of Brielle entitled "Noise Control" and is compliance with all other Ordinances of the Borough.

4. A singer shall be permitted to entertain on the deck on Friday and Saturday evenings from 9:00 p.m. until 12:00 a.m. (Midnight) and on Sunday from 3:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. provided that such activity is in compliance with the provisions of Borough Ordinances.

5. No doors or windows can remain open while any live entertainment or background music is utilized on the deck.

6. On the Sunday prior to Memorial Day & on the Sunday prior to Labor Day, the deck may remain open until 1:00 a.m. The deck may also remain open until 1:00 a.m., on July 4th. These exceptions are granted subject to the provisions of this resolution.
CERTIFICATION

The foregoing is a true copy of a resolution passed by the Brielle Mayor & Council at a meeting held on May 11th, 2009.

Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 12th day of May, 2009.




____________________
Thomas Nolan Municipal Clerk

RESOLUTION NO: 09-52-B
DATE: MAY 11TH, 2009

BOROUGH OF BRIELLE RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, APPLICATION HAS BEEN MADE FOR THE RENEWAL OF LIQUOR LICENSE #1308-31-013-001, AND

WHEREAS, THE APPLICATION IS COMPLETE, THE $50.00 FEE DUE THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE HAS BEEN WAIVED, 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 BRIELLE FIRE COMPANY, INC. T/A BRIELLE FIRE COMPANY FOR PREMISES LOCATED AT 509 LONGSTREET & CARDEZA AVENUES, BRIELLE, N.J., IS HEREBY APPROVED AND THE MUNICIPAL CLERK IS AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE THE LICENSE FOR THE LICENSE YEAR JULY 1ST, 2009 THROUGH JUNE 30TH, 2010.

CERTIFICATION

THE FOREGOING IS A TRUE COPY OF A RESOLUTION PASSED BY THE BRIELLE MAYOR & COUNCIL AT A MEETING HELD ON MAY 11TH, 2009.

WITNESS MY HAND AND THE SEAL OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE THIS 12TH DAY OF MAY 2009.


_______________________
THOMAS F. NOLAN
MUNICIPAL CLERK

Resolution No: 09-52-C
Date: May 11th, 2009

Resolution of the Borough of Brielle

Whereas, an application has been received for the renewal of Plenary Retail Consumption License #1308-33-012-010, Charlie Browns Of Brielle, Inc. T/A Charlie Browns, and

Whereas, the submitted application form is complete in all respects, the renewal fees for the Borough of Brielle and the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control have been paid, and

Whereas, the applicant is qualified to be licensed according to all standards established by Title 33 of New Jersey Statutes, regulations promulgated thereunder, as well as pertinent local ordinances and conditions.

Now Therefore Be It Resolved, that the Governing Body of the Borough of Brielle does hereby approve, effective this date, the renewal of License #1308-33-012-010 T/A Charlie Browns for the license year July 1st, 2009 through June 30th, 2010, subject to the following special conditions which were imposed by the Brielle Planning Board to wit:

(See Attachment)

Certification

The foregoing is a true copy of a Resolution passed by the Brielle Mayor & Council, at a meeting held on May 11th, 2009.

Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 12th day of May 2009.



______________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk
SEAL

BOROUGH OF BRIELLE RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, the Brielle first Aid Squad is a public service association comprised of volunteer members whose purpose is to provide pre-hospital emergency care to the sick and injured in our community.

WHEREAS, the Emergency Medical Technician ("EMT") Training Fund was created by New Jersey P.L. 1992, chapter 143 (N.J.S.A. 26:2K-54 et seq.) as a dedicated, nonlapsing, revolving fund, established to reimburse any private agency, organization or entity which is certified by the Commissioner of Health and Senior Services to provide training and testing for volunteer ambulance, first aid and rescue squad personnel who are seeking EMT certification and/or recertification. The Fund has allowed thousands of Volunteer EMT's to earn and maintain their EMT certification without incurring out-of-pocket personal expense and without the need for funding from their volunteer squad or municipality; and

WHEREAS, the EMT Training Fund is not supported through the use of any tax money, but rather is supported by a $0.50 surcharge on each fine, penalty and forfeiture imposed and collected by the State of New Jersey for motor vehicle or traffic violations and is currently running at approximately a $1,000,000 deficit per year; and

WHEREAS, on April 23RD, 2009 the Department of Health and Senior Services Office of OEMS informed the New Jersey State First Aid Council of Governor Corzine s intention to redirect $4,000,000 from the dedicated EMT "Training Fund to the general treasury of the State of New Jersey leaving only a proposed $400,000 balance in the Fund; and,

WHEREAS, a $400,000 balance in the EMT Training Fund is inadequate to meet the annual training needs of the Volunteer EMT's of this State and will result in severe cut-backs of state-paid EMT training for New Jersey's EMS Volunteer Community;


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Borough of Brielle formally opposes Governor Corzine's plan to transfer money from the EMT Training Fund, because of the detrimental effect this will have on the availability of EMT training for New Jersey's Volunteer EMS Community.

FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Borough of Brielle opposes the intended reappropriation of monies from the dedicated EMT Training Fund, which would shift the cost of Volunteer EMT Training to the Brielle First Aid Squad, the municipality and its residents? During this time of economic hardship when squads continue to see a decrease in donations, contributions, and a short fall in fund raising it is fundamentally unfair to ask those

who already volunteer their time to attend training courses and answer emergency calls to pay for their own training when they already provide so much to their community. This will significantly impact the recruitment of new members as well as retention of existing members since many will not be able to pay for their training.

FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Governor and the Legislature of the State of New Jersey are requested not to remove any money from the EMT Training Fund and to return any money to the Fund that has already been removed for purposes other than those specified in New Jersey P.L. 1992, chapter 143.
CERTIFICATION

The foregoing is a true copy of a resolution passed by the Brielle Mayor & Council at a meeting held on May 11th, 2009.

Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 12th day of May, 2009.




____________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk

RESOLUTION NO: 09-52-F DATE: MAY 11th, 2009

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 DU'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 THE LICENSE TERM JULY 1st, 2009 THROUGH JUNE 3rd, 2010.

CERTIFICATION

THE FOREGOING IS A TRUE COPY OF A RESOLUTION PASSED BY THE BRIELLE MAYOR & COUNCIL, AT A MEETING HELD ON MAY 11th, 2009.


WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE THIS 12th DAY OF MAY, 2009.



______________________
Thomas F. Nolan Municipal Clerk

RESOLUTION TO JOIN
NEW JERSEY SUSTAINABLE ENERGY
JOINT MEETING

WHEREAS, Local Units of the State of New Jersey are authorized to enter into a joint contract to provide for the formation of a joint meeting for the joint procurement of natural gas, electricity and other forms of energy as permitted by N.J.S.A. 40A:65-14 et seq.; and et.seq.; and

WHEREAS, the statutes regulating the creation and establishment of a Joint Meeting contain a mechanism for local units to aggregate their collective energy consumption in order to negotiate and contract for energy in a cost effective, environmentally sensitive manner, furthering the public interest entrusted to such a Joint Meeting; and

WHEREAS, the governing body of the Borough of Brielle has determined that membership in the Joint Meeting is in the best interest of the Borough of Brielle.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the governing body of the Borough of Brielle does hereby resolve and agree to become a member in the New Jersey Sustainable Energy Joint Meeting (NJSEM) for the purpose of joining with other Local Units in the State to aggregate purchasing power of energy so as to achieve financial savings and to encourage Local Units to cooperate in seeking ways to jointly implement sustainable energy alternatives;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor is authorized to execute the Joint Meeting Contract, attached hereto, and that the Borough Administrator is hereby designated to represent the Local Unit as a member of the State Management Committee of the NJSEM; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor is authorized and directed to execute such other documents signifying their membership in the NJSEM, and make payment of the Initial Membership Fee of $600 as required by the NJSEM's Bylaws and to deliver same to the Executive Director of the NJSEM.

AYES: Coun. Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan, Scott, Shaak, Visceglia NAYS: None
ABSTAIN: None

Certification
The foregoing is a true copy of a Resolution introduced by the Brielle Mayor & Council on May 11th, 2009.

Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 12th day of May, 2009.


SEAL ______________________
Thomas F. Nolan Municipal Clerk

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the condominium developments in the Borough. Each was licensed and charged a $100.00 fee to cover the cost of the pools being inspected by the Monmouth Regional Health Commission No. 1.

Coun. Visceglia, seconded by Coun. Garruzzo, introduced Resolution 09-53 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 May 11th, 2009, as reviewed by the Finance Committee and as listed on the Resolution and the Computer Bill List amended thereto. Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Gorham, Scott & Shaak; all aye. No nays. Passed.

The Mayor called for committee reports and recognized Coun. Scott who reminded the public that leaf season ended on May 15th. Coun. Scott also cited her attendance at a meeting of the South Monmouth Community Alliance. She cited an ambitious agenda and advised that she would keep the public apprised of the Alliance's on-going efforts to address drug and alcoholic abuse in particular in the local schools.

Coun. Scott cited the June 13th "shredder day" and was pleased to report that, despite a published newspaper report that the sponsor, Monmouth County, would not accept materials in binders or bound by paper clips of any kind, a discussion with the County and the vendor made it clear that, in a "perfect world", the price was better when these metals were removed, the vendor would take the material as is without imposing restrictions. Coun. Scott did note that "it was a matter of conscience" and she urged residents to try and eliminate restricted materials whenever possible. She also noted that no newspaper or cardboard would be taken. Coun. Scott added that the Borough would provide assistance to residents unloading their materials and privacy was guaranteed. She also thanked the Coast Star for their informative article on the event.

In closing, Coun. Scott addressed the subject of "volcanoes" in Brielle where the residents loved their trees and trees were in abundance. Many residents and landscapers placed mulch around trees in a configuration commonly referred to as a volcano. This improper mulching killed trees. The correct method was the donut shape and Coun. Scott distributed brochures to the audience that elucidated the correct procedure. (A sample has been incorporated as a part of this report).

Coun. Nolan cited a concert at the Library on May 12th and the Board of Recreation's Annual Family Picnic on June 14th at 4:00 p.m. Coun. Nolan also cited a letter sent by Birdsall Engineering to the contractor on the recent tennis court renovations to the effect that remedial work, a crack had appeared in one of the courts, had to be completed by May 15th or the Borough would notify their Bonding Company that they were noncompliant.

In closing Coun. Nolan reminded the public that the Shade Tree Commission was responding to requests by residents to plant trees in front of their property in the municipal right-of-way. Requests should be submitted to Bob Imgrund @ 732-528-7825.

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Coun. Garruzzo, Gorham & Visceglia had no reports. Coun. Shaak reminded the public to be wary of solicitations that appeared to be from the local Volunteer Organizations. Labor Unions from Northern New Jersey were seeking donations for fire-fighters and the Wall Township First Aid Squad was also making requests for donations to Brielle Residents. None of these donations were shared with the local Brielle Volunteers.

There was no public comment, but the reporter for the Coast Star asked for clarification on the family picnic. Coun. Nolan explained that it was an annual event held in Brielle Park to celebrate the end of the school year. Food, beverage and a DJ were provided and it was fast becoming a community tradition.

There being no further comments the meeting was adjourned at 7:55 pm on a motion by Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan.

Approved: May 26th, 2009


Thomas F. Nolan Municipal Clerk

 

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