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October 12, 2009

November 16 2009

October 12, 2009

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MINUTES OCTOBER 12th, 2009 WORK SESSION START: 7:32 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 noted that Peter Daniels, President and Donna Sellmann, Public Relations Manager for the Ocean Medical Center were present and they wished to address the Governing Body.

Mr. Daniels was recognized and he advised the Council of the success of the Ocean Medical Center Project Care Center which could boast a 95-99% satisfaction rate. Mr. Daniels added that Emergency Services provided had increased from 8,000 to 23,000 since the facility was first opened. The turn-around time was one hour and the facility served as a back-stop to the main hospital.

Mr. Daniels, who provided a series of visual exhibits that cannot be duplicated in the minutes, informed the Council that 2009 marked the 25th Anniversary of the Ocean Medical Center and he cited some statistics.

1984
120 Beds
200 Doctors
400 Employees
3,000 Admissions
17,000 E.R. Visits

2009
320 Beds
500 Doctors
1,400 Employees 15,000 Admissions 63,000 E.R. Visits

The Centers Nursing Program had the highest rating available, and services such as Coronary Intervention and Acute Care for the Elderly were among the best in the state. Ocean Medical Center was a full service Community Hospital with a state of the art intensive care unit.

Mr. Daniels also cited the Flu Shot Program and advised the public to go to www.flu.gov for additional information.

In response to an inquiry by Mayor Nicol, Mr. Daniels advised that, with a doctor's prescription, blood testing could be conducted at Care Center or the Hospital. He also informed Coun. Shaak, a First Aid Member, that an expanded Emergency Room Facility was part of the Hospital's Master Plan for expansion.

There being no further comments the work session was adjourned at 7:41 p.m. on a motion by Coun. Shaak, seconded by Coun. Garruzzo.

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MINUTES OCTOBER 12th, 2009 START: 7:42 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 28th, 2009 Meeting were approved on a motion by Coun. Garruzzo seconded by Coun. Nolan; all aye; no nays. Passed.

Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Shaak introduced Resolution 09-96 for passage of the Consent Agenda.

Resolution:
A. (see insertion).
B. (see insertion).
C. (see insertion).
D. (see insertion).
To accept a quote from United Cleaning Services for janitorial services at the Brielle Library & Curtis House in 2010 for a combined fee of $1,175.00 per month.
E. To renew the Animal Control Services contract with Associated Humane Services for 2010 @ an annual fee of $11,960.00.
F. To declare an emergency re: repair of 1999 GMC Dump Truck.

Motions:
A. To accept with regret the resignation of Dawn Harriman from the Brielle Board of Recreation and to welcome her successor, Denise Lembo.

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

Coun. Visceglia, seconded by Coun. Garruzzo, introduced Resolution 09-97 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 October 12th, 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, & Shaak; all aye. No nays. Passed.

Resolution No: 09-96-A Date: October 12th, 2009

Resolution of the Borough of Brielle

Whereas, the men and woman who serve in our military forces have dedicated their lives to protect our country, our freedoms and our safety, and

Whereas, those currently servicing in the military could be assigned a tour of duty in Iraq or Afghanistan, placing their lives in danger for our freedom, and

Whereas, the Governing Body of the Borough of Brielle wish to formally go on record as declaring the Borough of Brielle as a Military Friendly Community, and

Whereas, the Governing Body wishes to show their support for those individuals who serve and protect our nation and our freedoms and safety and therefore further wish to encourage local business to offer discounts to military personnel and urge our residents and the business community to roll out the red carpet for our military men and women.

Now Therefore Be It Resolved, by the Mayor & Council of the Borough of Brielle, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey, as follows:

1. That the Mayor & Council hereby formally declare the Borough of Brielle to be a Military Friendly Community. The Borough of Brielle declares its support for our military forces and acknowledges the effort being made by our military personnel to protect and defend the American Way of Life both at home and abroad.
2. The Mayor & Council urge the Business Community to offer discounts to military personnel.
3. The Mayor & Council urge all residents and business persons to extend the red carpet to our military men and women by extending a warm and friendly greeting to them and to express our gratitude for their service by extending every courtesy to them.


_____________________
SEAL Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk

Resolution No. 09-96-B
Date: October 12th, 2009

RESOLUTION ENDORSING THE
"GREEN ACRES, WATER SUPPLY AND FLOODPLAIN PROTECTION, AND
FARMLAND AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION BOND ACT OF 2009"

WHEREAS, continued investment in open space, farmland and historic preservation is vitally important to the state, as it enhances New Jersey's economy and health, safeguards its remaining natural, agricultural, recreational and cultural resources and preserves its character; and

WHEREAS, New Jersey continues to face incredible pressure from development, losing 50 acres of open space daily in recent years to new development projects; and

WHEREAS, protecting open spaces and improving community parks throughout the State, including urban areas, supports New Jersey state and local economies by stabilizing local property taxes and revitalizing communities; and
WHEREAS, the Garden State Preservation Trust, the financing authority for the Green Acres, Farmland Preservation, and Historic Preservation programs, is virtually depleted; and

WHEREAS, on November 3rd, 2009, the voters of New Jersey will be asked to approve the Green Acres, Water Supply and Floodplain Protection, and Farmland and Historic Preservation Bond Act of 2009," which authorizes the state to issue $400 million in bonds to fund New Jersey's preservation programs; and
WHEREAS, passage of the Bond Act, which will equate to $10 per household per year, is desperately needed to fund the continued protection of New Jersey's natural areas and cultural sites while a long-term funding solution for the Garden State Preservation Trust is determined and secured; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Governing Body of the municipality of the Borough of Brielle in the county of Monmouth and State of New Jersey as follows:

1. We support the passage of the Green Acres, Water Supply and Floodplain Protection, and Farmland and Historic Preservation Bond Act of 2009.
2. We encourage the voters of New Jersey to vote yes on the Green Acres, Water Supply and Floodplain Protection, and Farmland and Historic Preservation Bond Act of 2009, on November 3, 2009.
3. The Municipal Clerk is hereby authorized to provide a copy of this Resolution to the following:
Duly authenticated copies of this Resolution shall be transmitted to:
The Honorable Jon Corzine, Office of the Governor, PO Box 001, Trenton, NJ 08625 State Senators
State Assemblypersons
Keep It Green c/o NJ Audubon Society, 142 W. State Street, 4thFloor, Trenton, NJ 08608 The Land Conservancy of New Jersey, 19 Boonton Ave., Boonton, NJ 07005 Daily and Weekly Newspapers
Adopted: 10/12/09

Resolution No: 09-96-C
Date: October 12th, 2009

Resolution of the Borough of Brielle

Whereas: on Oct. 2nd, 2009, Friends of the American Cancer Society, 2600 Rte 1, North Brunswick, NJ, 08902, submitted Raffle Application No. 2009-21, ID No. 347-04-34818 for an off-site 50/50 raffle, to be held at the Manasquan River Golf Club on Monday, July 12th, 2010 with a rain date of July 26th, 2010 at7:30pm.

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 October 12th, 2009.

Witness my hand and Seal of the Borough of Brielle this 13th day of October 2009.

______________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk

Resolution No: 09-96-D
Date: October 12th, 2009

BOROUGH OF BRIELLE RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE PARTICIPATION IN AN APPLICATION FOR A FEASIBILITY
GRANT FOR SHARED SERVICES & EQUIPMENT

WHEREAS, the Governing Body of the Borough of Sea Girt on behalf of the Sea Girt Fire Department, the Manasquan Fire District #1, and the Borough of Brielle on behalf of the Brielle Fire Department have agreed to apply for a SHARE Grant (Sharing services and equipment) through the State of New Jersey Local SHARE Grant Program in the amount of $20,000; and,

WHEREAS, Borough of Sea Girt has agreed to be the lead agency in this program; and

WHEREAS, the State of New Jersey has made SHARE grants available to assist local units to study, develop and implement new shared and regional services; and

WHEREAS, the purpose of this grant is to promote shared services between our local units through the sharing of Fire Fighting and Prevention Services and Equipment that would be beneficial to all local units; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Governing Body of the Borough of Brielle, that the Borough of Brielle does hereby join with the Borough of Sea Girt in applying for a grant for the purpose of a feasibility study of such an endeavor; and,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Borough of Brielle acknowledges that the SHARE Program matching funds requirement is typically waived by the State of New Jersey for municipalities with less than 10,000 in population; however, agrees to provide a portion of the required local matching funds as its contribution to the study's costs if the waiver is denied.

CERTIFICATION

I, Thomas F. Nolan, Clerk/Secretary of the Borough of Brielle in the County of Monmouth and the State of New Jersey do hereby certify that the foregoing Resolution is a true copy of the Original Resolution duly passed and adopted by a majority of the full membership of the Governing Body of the Borough of Brielle at its meeting of October 12th, 2009.



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Signature Date




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Prior to calling for committee reports, Mayor Nicol advised the public that the Student Alliance Club of Manasquan High School had formulated a development assets program of forty points that aimed at improving the health and welfare of the student body.

The avoidance of drugs and alcohol was an essential component of the program. The Alliance was sponsoring a poster contest among the sending districts on October 14th and the posters would be displayed at the High School. Brielle Elementary School was a participant.

The Mayor then called for Committee Reports and recognized Coun. Scott who, as the Municipal Representative to the Community Alliance had received a report on the aforementioned program from the member assigned to mentor the Alliance Club. Coun. Scott added that the posters would also be on display at Orchard Park on October 17th.

Continuing with her report, Coun. Scott reminded the public that flu and pneumonia shots would be available at Curtis House on October 16th between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Brush collection would cease on October 16th and resume on December 15th. Leaf collection was currently underway.

Coun. Scott also noted that she and Superintendent Burkhardt would be attending a Recycling Symposium on October 14th in preparation of the implementation of the new recycling regulation on January 1st, 2010.

In closing, Coun. Scott noted that the local Police Departments would be participating in a county-wide program to collect unused drugs and medications.

Coun. Nolan advised that the Brielle Library was seeking nominations for a new Trustee. The deadline for applications was October 31st. The Library had also received a grant of $3,000 for the collection of novels for teens and adults. On Monday, October 12th, the Library would be hosting the South Jersey Ghost Research Group. Both programs would begin at 7:00 pm. Both Coun. Nolan & Garruzzo had stopped by prior to the meeting and praised the merits of the presentation. The Library would host a SAT Practice Session on Saturday, October 17th @ 10:00 am.

Turning to the Board of Recreation, Coun. Nolan cited the success of the Flag Football Program and he thanked George Harms for providing lighting for the October 10th event. Coun. Nolan also reminded the public that the Board would hold their Chili Taste-Off and Build Your Own Scarecrow Events on October 18th at Brielle Park.

Coun. Garruzzo, Coun. Gorham & Visceglia had no report. Coun. Shaak cited the Shared Service Study with the Sea Girt & Manasquan Fire Departments and noted that it was a feasibility study, funded by a state grant, that would indicate if a cost savings could be realized by either the sharing of manpower, equipment, fire prevention services or a combination of all three. There was also the possibility that there would be no cost savings, hence the need for an informed study of the issue.

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Coun. Shaak then reminded the public that the annual Halloween Haunted Hayride would be held on October 23 & October 24th. Reservations were required.

The Chair opened the meeting to the public, but there being no comment the meeting was adjourned at 8:05 pm on a motion by Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Shaak.


Approved: October 26th, 2009.
Thomas F. Nolan Municipal Clerk

 

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