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September 28, 2009

October 16 2009

September 28, 2009

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MINUTES SEPTEMBER 28th, 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 added that there would be a need for an Executive Session.

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

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MINUTES SEPTEMBER 28th, 2009 START: 7:32 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 September 14th, 2009 Meeting were approved on a motion by Coun. Garruzzo seconded by Coun. Nolan; all aye; no nays. Passed. (Note: Coun. Shaak & Visceglia abstained).

Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Shaak introduced Resolution 09-92 for passage of the Consent Agenda.

Resolution:
A. (see insertion).
B. (see insertion).
C. To amend Resolution 09-90-A to reflect that the approved raffle was a 50/50
Raffle and not a Gift Auction.

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

(Note: William Brannick, 805 Schoolhouse Road, inquired about Resolution "B". The Administrator explained that the Borough had qualified for a grant through Monmouth County that would permit the Borough to automat records and ease the retrieval process for OPRA Requests. Mr. Brannick also asked about the article in the Asbury Park Press that cited Brielle for failure to comply with their OPRA re: payroll records. The Administrator advised that the Borough had complied, but with a hard copy. The Borough's Payroll Program contained Social Security Numbers that had to be redacted. This prevented the requested electronic exchange, but the redacted material was canned and e-mailed to the Press and the requirements of the Open Public Records Act were met.

Coun. Visceglia, seconded by Coun. Shaak, introduced Resolution 09-93 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 28th, 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: 09-92-A
Date: September 28th, 2009

Resolution of the Borough of Brielle

Whereas: on Sept. 22nd, 2009, the Woman’s Club of Brielle, P.O. Box 502, Brielle, NJ, 08730, submitted Raffle Application No. 2009-20, ID No. 57-8-15240 for on-site raffles, to be held at the Curtis House on:

October 8th, 2009 January 14th, 2010 April 8th, 2010
November 12th, 2009 February 11th, 2010 May 13th, 2010
December 12th, 2009 March 11th, 1010

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 September 28th, 2009.

Witness my hand and Seal of the Borough of Brielle this 29th day of September 2009.


______________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk


BOROUGH OF BRIELLE
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN OPEN PUBLIC
RECORDS - RECORDS INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
SHARED SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH THE COUNTY
OF MONMOUTH
WHEREAS, under the New Jersey Uniform Shared Services and Consolidation Act, namely C. 40A:65-1, et seq., local units, such as the County of Monmouth and this Municipality, may enter into shared services agreements with each other; and
WHEREAS, the County of Monmouth has entered into an agreement with Sunrise Systems, Inc. ("Sunrise"), whereby the County is licensed to access and use Sunrise's web-based system known as the Open Public Records Search System - Records Information Management ("OPRS-RIM"); and
WHEREAS, under the terms of its agreement with Sunrise, the County of Monmouth may sublicense access and use of OPRS-RIM to municipalities within Monmouth County; and

WHEREAS, the County of Monmouth, has offered to enter into a shared services agreement with this Municipality, whereby this Municipality will be authorized as a sub licensee to access and use OPRS-RIM; and
WHEREAS, a copy of the agreement is attached to this resolution; and WHEREAS, the OPRS-RIM provides for the Inventory Management, Retention Management, and Disposition Management of official records and includes an imaging module that permits the scanning of paper records into TIFF images, which may be stored long-term, searched and retrieved electronically.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the governing body of this Municipality that the Mayor and Municipal Clerk be and they are hereby authorized to enter into the proposed OPRS-RIM shared services agreement with the County of Monmouth.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that there is no need for a certification of available funds for the period of September 1, 2009 through August 31, 2010, since this Municipality's obligation will be paid through a PARIS grant obtained by the County of Monmouth.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that if and when funds are required from this Municipality to pay for its continued participation in the OPRS-RIM agreement, the Chief Financial Officer shall file a certification of available funds, identifying the budget line item(s) and amount(s) certified.
CERTIFICATION
The foregoing is a true copy of a Resolution adopted by the Brielle Mayor & Council at a meeting held on September 28th, 2009.
Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 29th day of September, 2009.





_________________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk

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Mayor Nicol then called for Committee Reports and recognized Coun. Scott who reminded the public that leaf collection would begin on October 1st . Brush collection would end on October 15th and resume on December 15th. Clean-up week would be the week of October 19th and Flu-Shots would be given at Curtis House on October 16th between the hours of 1:00 & 3:00 pm.

Coun. Scott also noted that Hydrant Flushing would take place between October 5th and 9th and the Riverview Seniors, in conjunction with AARP, would conduct a defensive driving class on September 29th & 30th at Curtis House.
Residents are no longer required to separate and recycle household batteries. These include AAA, AA, A, C, D and 9-volt carbon zinc and alkaline batteries. Dispose of them with your regular household trash.

When the County program began more than 20 years ago there were significant levels of heavy metals, especially mercury, present in household batteries. Since then, toxic metals have been reduced or eliminated in these common batteries. USDOT now requires that each battery be individually bagged and/or battery terminals taped for transport. The cost to recycle or dispose of batteries has become prohibitive. Consequently, the County's Household Hazardous Waste program will no longer accept batteries from municipalities.

The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation will continue to accept rechargeable batteries in special collection boxes provided at many retail outlets.
Coun. Nolan advised that the next Flag Football event would be held on October 3rd at 5:30 pm. On October 18th the Chili Taste Off would be held in conjunction with the "Build Your Own Scarecrow" program. Board of Recreation Chairman John Devereux advised that live music would accompany the events.

Coun. Nolan also noted that the Coaster Derby had been a great success and he thanked Stephen Speicher and the Board of Recreation along with the Brielle Police & Fire Company for their contributions to the event.

Coun. Nolan also cited the annual "Fun Run" that had been postponed from Friday, September 11th to Sunday, September 13th, due to inclement weather. Recreation Chairman Devereux interjected that the event had been a success in spite of the delay and some 125 runners participated in the event.

Coun. Nolan also advised that the Library would host a Reluctant Reader session on October 5th that would showcase the novel Squash the Resistance. On Monday October 12th, the Library would host the South Jersey Ghost Research Group. Both programs would begin at 7:00 pm.

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Coun. Garruzzo, noted that the Brielle Police Department was proactively enforcing bicycle safety laws while seeking to educate bicyclists of the hazards of noncompliance with the law. Since the end of August, eighty-five warnings have been issued and several of these have required the violator to write an essay on the topic of bicycle safety. In addition three summonses have been issued. The Police Department is pleased to report that a number of parents have commended the police for the diligent enforcement of the law. Recently the number of citations has dropped as it appears that more and more students are abiding by the law.

Coun. Garruzzo added that the Police Department was currently working with the Brielle Elementary School to schedule a presentation on Bicycle Safety.

Coun. Gorham, Shaak & Visceglia having no report, the Chair opened the meeting to the public and recognized Lynn Schambach, 525 Harris Avenue, who advised the Governing Body of the "Smart Kids Wear Lids" program that promoted bicycle safety. Ms. Schambach cited two tragic accidents in Point Pleasant and noted that in both cases tragedy could have been avoided if the riders had been wearing helmets. Ms. Schambach emphasized the need for the entire community to be involved in this issue and cited a number of statistics that demonstrated the adverse impact that unnecessary head injuries that resulted from failure to wear a helmet had on the overall health care system. (Note: the pamphlet is hereby incorporated into the text of these minutes).

In closing Ms. Schambach reiterated the need for parental involvement along with education and rigorous police enforcement of the law. Coun. Garruzzo offered that the Borough would be pro-active in this matter and he suggested that Ms. Schambach meet with the Chamber of Commerce to request local merchants to feature the advisory signs in their places of business.

The Chair recognized William Brannick, 805 Schoolhouse Road, who cited a recent article in the Coast Star concerning a grant application for funds to refurbish Brielle Park; He thought it was a good idea, but questioned how the Borough, in these hard economic times, could budget for the required matching funds?

The Administrator explained that, in the event the application was approved, the Borough would fund their contribution through a bond ordinance that was outside the 4% Tax Cap Levy and given the Borough's favorable position in total debt and their on-going capital improvement pay-down program, the project should not be a burden on the taxpayer. There being no further comments the Council prepared to enter an Executive Session.

Coun. Nolan, seconded by Coun. Shaak, introduced Resolution 09-94 to authorize an Executive Session. Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan, Scott, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed.

Page 99 28th September 2009

Whereas, the Open Public Meetings Act permits the exclusion of the Public from a meeting in certain circumstances; and Whereas, the Borough Council of the Borough of Brielle is of the opinion that such circumstances currently exist. Now Therefore Be It Resolved, by the Borough Council of the Borough of Brielle, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey, on September 28th, 2009, as follows:

1. The Public shall be excluded from discussion of and action upon the hereinafter specified subject matters.

2. The general nature of the subject matter to be discussed is as follows: "Contract Negotiations".

3. It is anticipated at this time that the above stated subject matters will be made public when the need for confidentiality no longer exists.


The Executive Session began at 8:05 p.m. and ended at 8:40 p.m. The session was adjourned on a motion by Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan.

Coun. Nolan, second by Coun. Garruzzo introduced Resolution 09-95 Be It Resolved, that the Borough Attorney is hereby authorized to conduct a sale of a 50 X 50 non-conforming lot (Block 31.01, Lot 34) and that said lot be made available by way of auction at a minimum sale price of $87,000.00. Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan, Scott & Visceglia; all aye, no nays. Passed. (Note: Coun. Shaak had to leave before the vote due to a prior commitment.)

The meeting was adjourned at 8:42p.m. on a motion by Coun. Nolan, seconded by Coun. Garruzzo.
Approved: October 12th, 2009. __________________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk

 

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