Borough of Brielle, NJ
| September 14, 2009
September 14, 2009
MINUTES SEPTEMBER 14th, 2009 WORK SESSION START: 7:30 P.M.
PRESENT: MAYOR NICOL, COUN. GARRUZZO, GORHAM, NOLAN, SCOTT, & SHAAK. ATTORNEY MONTENEGRO & ADMINISTRATOR NOLAN.
ABSENT: COUN. SHAAK & 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 cited the attendance of Michael R. Zusack, General Manager of the Manasquan River Golf Club and the photographer from the Coast Star. He suggested that the agenda be revised and that the Proclamation on the MRGC be issued during the work session. Council agreed.
Mayor Nicol then read the following Proclamation:
Whereas, the Borough of Brielle has been formed in accordance with the applicable statutes, and
Whereas, it is fitting for a Municipal Corporation to recognize the achievements of Organizations that reflect honor in the community, and
Whereas, the Manasquan River Golf Club has been named a 2009 Platinum Club of America Member, and
Whereas, only three percent of the Nations Private Golf Clubs are worthy of this distinction, and
Whereas, the criteria to attain this status includes quality of membership, tradition and culture, amenities, governance and quality of management and staff, and
Whereas, since 1922 the Manasquan River Golf Club has been actively involved in the Brielle Community, as a member of the Chamber of Commerce, participating in the Certified Audubon Sanctuary Program that both preserves habitat and fosters sound ergonomic practices, and providing employment to more than one hundred fifty employees.
Now Therefore Be It Proclaimed, that September 8th, 2009 be observed as Manasquan River Golf Club Day in the Borough of Brielle in perpetuity.
There being no further comments the work session was adjourned at 7:31 p.m. on a motion by Coun. Scott, seconded by Coun. Garruzzo.
MINUTES SEPTEMBER 14th, 2009 START: 7:36 P.M.
PRESENT: MAYOR NICOL, COUN. GARRUZZO, GORHAM, NOLAN & SCOTT. ATTORNEY MONTENEGRO & ADMINISTRATOR NOLAN.
ABSENT: COUN. SHAAK & VISCEGLIA.
Following a moment of silent prayer, a salute to the flag and a roll call, the Minutes of the August 24th, 2009 Meeting were approved on a motion by Coun. Garruzzo seconded by Coun. Nolan; all aye; no nays. Passed. (Note: Coun. Gorham abstained).
Mayor Nicol then announced that the time had arrived for a hearing on the proposed submission of a grant application to Monmouth County for funding through the Open Space Trust Fund.
The hearing was opened on a motion by Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan.
The Chair recognized James Herman of Birdsall Engineering who advised the Council that the plan envisioned the reconstruction of the softball and soccer fields with the addition of bleachers and new back-stops for the softball field. The parking lot would be configured and thereby provide an additional ten spaces. The plan also called for an irrigation system and a well to ensure that the fields were well maintained. An additional volley ball court would also be provided along with additional lighting for safety. The Harris Avenue pathway would be upgraded, but Mr. Herman added that there would be limited impact on the existing trees.
In essence, the existing facility would be upgraded, the work would encompass the playground areas and the estimated cost would be $500,000. The grant would provide $250,000. However, the project was so designed, that the work could be scaled back to match any amount of funding provided.
Coun. Garruzzo asked if this was the best plan to maximize usage and enhance the park? Mr. Herman noted that it was a concept plan geared toward obtaining funding and could be fined tuned during implementation.
Coun. Nolan voiced his support for the plan and added that it did not increase the impervious surface and would entail only minor tree removal and trimming.
Brielle Fire Chief Michael Johnston voiced a concern over the proximity of the soccer and softball fields, but Mr. Herman reiterated that the plan was a "concept" plan and those issues would be fined tuned once the grant award was made.
Coun. Gorham asked if the irrigation system was intended to water the soccer and softball fields and Mr. Herman responded that that was correct.
Coun. Scott asked if the plan considered using artificial turf? Mr. Herman replied that the option was cost prohibitive.
Mayor Nicol offered that the essential point, assuming that the grant was approved, would be the coordination of recreational activities by the Board of Recreation Commissioners.
The hearing was closed on a motion by Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Scott.
Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Scott, introduced Resolution 09-89 (see insertion). Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan & Scott; all aye. No nays. Passed.
Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan introduced Resolution 09-90 for passage of the Consent Agenda.
A. (see insertion).
B. (see insertion).
C. To authorize the Administrator to execute an agreement with BRB Valuation
Services for appraisal services relative to 2009 tax appeals.
D. To authorize a payment schedule re: water bill 405 Old Bridge Road.
Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan & Scott; all aye. No nays. Passed.
Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan, introduced Resolution 09-91 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 September 14th, 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; all aye. No nays. Passed.
Mayor Nicol then called for Committee Reports and recognized Coun. Scott who praised the Department of Public Works for an outstanding job in preparing for Brielle Day. She added that Superintendent Burkhardt had made sure that, beside every trash can, there was a recycling container.
Coun. Scott noted that Leaf Collection would begin on October 1" and brush collection would end on October 15th. Clean-up week would begin on October 19th.
Resolution No: 09-89
Date: 14th September 2009
BOROUGH OF BRIELLE RESOLUTION
WHEREAS, the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders has approved an Open Space Trust Fund and established a Municipal Open Space Program to provide Program Grant funds in connection with municipal acquisition of lands for County park, recreation, conservation and farmland preservation purposes, as well as for County recreation and conservation development and maintenance purposes; and
WHEREAS, the Governing Body of the Borough of Brielle desires to obtain County Open Space Trust Funds in the amount of $250,000.00 to fund Enhancements to Brielle Park, 658 Union Lane, Brielle, New Jersey (Block 12, Lot 1); and
WHEREAS, the total cost of the project including all matching funds is $500,000.00; and
WHEREAS, the Borough of Brielle is the owner of and controls the project site.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY the Mayor & Council of the Borough of Brielle THAT:
1. Thomas Nolan, Business Administrator is authorized to (a) make an application to the County of Monmouth for Open Space Trust Funds, (b) provide additional application information and furnish such documents as may be required for the Municipal Open Space Grants Program and (e) act as the municipal contact person and correspondent of the above named municipality; and
2. The Borough of Brielle is committed to this project and will provide the balance of funding necessary to complete the project in the form of non-county matching funds as required in the Policy and Procedures Manual for the Program; and
3. If the County of Monmouth determines that the application is complete and in conformance with the Monmouth County Municipal Open Space Program and the Policy and Procedures Manual for the Municipal Grants Program adopted thereto, the municipality is willing to use the approved Open Space Trust Funds in accordance with such policies and procedures, and applicable federal, state, and local government rules, regulations and statutes thereto; and
4. Thomas Nolan, Business Administrator is hereby authorized to sign and execute any required documents, agreements, and amendments thereto with the County of Monmouth for the approved Open Space Trust Funds; and
5. This resolution shall take effect immediately.
I, Thomas Nolan do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of a resolution adopted by the Governing Body of the Borough of Brielle at a meeting held on the Fourteenth Day of September, 2009.
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunder set my hand and official seal of the municipality this 15th day of September, 2009.
Thomas F. Nolan
Resolution No: 09-90-A
Date: September 14th, 2009
Resolution of the Borough of Brielle
Whereas: on September 7th, 2009, Guild of Ocean Medical Center, 425 Jack Martin Blvd., Brick, NJ, 08724, submitted Raffle Application No. 2009-19, ID No. 401-4-6902 for an Gift Auction, to be held at the Manasquan River Golf Club on Wednesday, November 18th, 2009, from 11:30am to 3:00pm.
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.
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 September 14th, 2009.
Witness my hand and Seal of the Borough of Brielle this 15th day of September 2009.
Thomas F. Nolan
Resolution No: 09-90-B
Date: September 14th, 2009
Resolution of the Borough of Brielle
Whereas, the Borough of Brielle did advertise in the Asbury Park Press and the Coast Star for bids for the provision of "Gasoline" & "Diesel Fuel",
Whereas, bids were received by the Borough on September 1st, 2009, and
Whereas, the lowest responsible bidder was Point Bay Fuel, Inc. with a bid in the amount of $.25 cents above the posted New Jersey Contract Fuel & Gas Price Summaries, and
Whereas, the Bid Bond and Consent of Surety were found to be in order, and funds are available to undertake this work.
Now Therefore Be It Resolved, that the bid submitted by Point Bat Fuel, Inc., for the contract period January 1st, 2010 through December 31st, 2011 is hereby accepted, and the Municipal Clerk is hereby authorized to initiate the contract.
Vote: Conn. Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan, Scott all aye. No nays. None abstained.
The foregoing is a true copy of a resolution passed by the Brielle Mayor & Council at a meeting held on September 14th, 2009.
Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 15th day of September, 2009.
Thomas F. Nolan
Coun. Scott also informed the public that Flu-Shots would be given on October 16th at the Curtis House between 1:00pm & 3:00pm. She also noted that the Riverview Seniors, in conjunction with AARP, would conduct a defensive driving course on September 29th & 30th at the Curtis House. The cost was $12.00 for AARP Members and $14.00 for nonmembers. For further information the public could contact Stewart Hausmann of the Riverview Seniors.
Coun. Nolan cited the Library's "Reluctant Reader" Program on September 17th @ 7:00 pm and the Crochet & Chat Class @ 1:00 pm. Coun. Nolan also noted that the Brielle Dash, while postponed to Sunday, had been a great success and a fun day for all. In closing he reminded the public that the Coaster Derby would be held on September 26th, and he added that the Environmental Committee booth had been very active on Brielle Day and the Library's "Bouncing" apparatus had also been a great success.
Coun. Garruzzo advised the public that the Police Department is proactively enforcing the bicycle safety laws while educating riders of the hazards of non-compliance. When a violation is observed, a warning is issued. The warning is then copied to the parent or guardian with an advisory that a second warning shall require that an essay on bicycle safety be provided within seven days or a summons shall be issued. A third violation will result in an automatic summons. Since August the Police Department issued 60 warnings and has received two essays. One summons has been issued. The Department believes that minors are realizing the importance of bicycle safety laws.
During August the Department also made 8 arrests for DWI, initiated 480 cases, conducted 21 motor vehicle investigations, responded to 18 alarm activations and answered 30 first aid calls.
Coun. Gorham having no report, the meeting was opened to the public. Jim Stenson, 810 Rathjen Road noted that Brielle Day had been a tremendous success and he echoed Coun. Scott's praise for the DPW and the hard work they put in.
Mayor Nicol noted that at 2:30 pm on Friday, the park was a mess as a result of the storm, by Saturday morning it was in pristine condition.
Dave Dupre, 1016 Riverview Drive, inquired about the fu-shots and Coun. Scott repeated that they would be held at the Curtis House on October 16th. Mr. Dupre advised that he was concerned as the date had not been listed in the press among other dates.
Coun. Scott hoped that the Coast Star would list the event in their Calendar of Events.
Coun. Nolan interjected that he had been remiss in not citing the 9/11 Memorial Event and he thanked Mr. Dupre and Mr. Belding for the commemorative that helped keep the memory of that tragic day alive.
There being no further comments the meeting was adjourned at 8:00 pm on a motion by Page 94 14th September 2009
Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan.
Approved: September 28th, 2009 _____________________
Thomas F. Nolan Municipal Clerk