Borough of Brielle, NJ
| February 8, 2010
February 8, 2010
MINUTES FEBRUARY 8TH, 2010 WORK SESSION START: 7:30 P.M.
PRESENT: MAYOR NICOL, COUN. GARRUZZO, GORHAM, SCOTT, SHAAK & VISCEGLIA. ATTORNEY MONTENEGRO & ADMINISTRATOR NOLAN.
ABSENT: COUN. NOLAN.
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 resolutions addressed Water/Sewer payment issues and a request for the release of part of a performance guarantee. All three items came in after the agenda had been disseminated to the press.
Council gave their authorization.
There being no further comments the work session was adjourned at 7:34 p.m. on a motion by Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Shaak.
MINUTES FEBRUARY 8TH, 2010 START: 7:35 P.M.
PRESENT: MAYOR NICOL, COUN. GARRUZZO, GORHAM, SCOTT SHAAK & VISCEGLIA. ATTORNEY MONTENEGRO & ADMINISTRATOR NOLAN.
ABSENT: COUN. NOLAN.
Following a moment of silent prayer, a salute to the flag and a roll call, the Minutes of the January 25th, 2010 Meeting were approved on a motion by Coun. Scott seconded by Coun. Garruzzo; all aye; no nays. Passed,
Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Scott introduced Resolution 10-21 for passage of the Consent Agenda.
A. To authorize the Administrator to amend the EPL Policy to incorporate the Borough Policies & Procedures Manual, the Civil Rights Resolution, and to provide Anti-Harassment Training to all Municipal Employees as per the requirements of the Municipal Excess Liability Insurance Fund (MEL).
B. To authorize a payment schedule for Water/Sewer Accounts #1033 & 1214.
C. To authorize the release of a performance guarantee Block 21.02, Lot 33 in an aggregate cash amount of $3,400.00. Said release to be conditioned upon an inspection by the Code Enforcement Officer as per the recommendation of Coun. Visceglia.
D. To waive Water/Sewer fees re: 504 Old Bridge Road to the structure becoming uninhabitable in November 2009.
E. (see insertion).
Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Gorham, Scott, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed.
Coun. Visceglia, seconded by Coun. Garruzzo, introduced Resolution 10-22 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 February 8th, 2010, 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 & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed.
Mayor Nicol then read two Proclamations.
Arc of Monmouth
WHEREAS, intellectual and developmental disabilities are conditions which affect more than 7 million Americans and their families; public awareness and education enhance a community's understanding of the issues affecting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities; and
WHEREAS, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities can be vital and vibrant members of our communities, improving the quality of life for all of us; and
WHEREAS, the month of March has been designated Arc Awareness Month by the state of New Jersey with 20 chapters of The Arc undertaking public awareness, educational and fundraising initiatives; and
WHEREAS, the Arc of Monmouth serves over 1200 individuals with intellectual disabilities throughout Monmouth County and advocates for and with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families; and
WHEREAS, the Arc of Monmouth is celebrating 60 years of service to families and individuals throughout Monmouth County;
THEREFORE, Honorable Thomas B. Nicol, Mayor of Brielle does hereby Proclaim March, 2010 as
ARC AWARENESS MONTH
In the Borough of Brielle, New Jersey and urges that the citizens of Brielle, New Jersey give full support to efforts towards enabling people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live full and productive lives of inclusion in our communities.
Read Across America
WHEREAS, the citizens of the Borough of Brielle stand firmly committed to the promoting reading as the catalyst for our students' future academic success, their preparation for America's jobs of the future, and their ability to compete in a global economy; and
WHEREAS, Brielle Board of Education has provided significant leadership in the area of community involvement in the education of our youth, grounded in the principal that educational investment is the key to the community's well-being and long-term quality of life; and
WHEREAS, NEA's Read Across America, a national celebration of reading, will be conducted on March 2nd, 2010, which would have been the 106th birthday of Theodor Seuss
Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss; and
WHEREAS, Read Across America NJ is being conducted statewide by the New Jersey Education Association, in partnership with the New Jersey State League of Municipalities, the New Jersey Library Association, Saturn-UAW, and their local affiliates across the state to promote reading and adult involvement in the education of our community's students:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor & Council calls on the citizens of the Borough of Brielle. To assure that every child is in a safe place reading together with a caring adult on March 2nd, 2010;
AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this body enthusiastically endorses NEA'S Read Across America and Read Across America-NJ, and recommits our community to engage in programs and activities to make America's children the best readers in the world.
Mayor Nicol then called for Committee Reports and recognized Coun. Scott who noted that the DPW had spent the weekend plowing "around the clock". While she lamented the impact on the overtime budget and the fact that another storm was expected for Wednesday, she praised the Department for its diligence and thanked the public for keeping vehicles off the roadway to facilitate plowing.
Coun. Scott added that the impending storm might impact on the Thursday recycling collection, but she added that the public could take the materials directly to the Public Works Yard or hold them until the next collection date as the new recycling bins, provided by the Borough, could hold a large amount of material.
In closing, Coun. Scott cited a complaint by a resident that advertisements had been placed in their mailbox. In addition to being a violation of federal postal law, such a practice could draw attention to the fact that a home was unoccupied. The same problem arose when multiple magazines or newspapers accumulated when homeowners were away from home.
Code Enforcement Officer, James Langenberger, was recognized and he advised that, as per Coun. Scott's direction, he had contacted the source of the advertisement in question and they would cease and desist the practice as he reminded them that they could be liable for summonses.
Coun. Garruzzo advised the public that, during the month of January, there were 24 adult arrests, including 1 burglary, 13 DWI, 1 theft, 2 drug possessions and 1disorderly conduct arrests. In addition there were 6 warrant arrests.
Coun. Garruzzo also advised the public that they have the option to fill out a "Vacant Home Report" that informs the police when a home will be vacant to ensure that the residence is Page 19 8th February 2010
monitored and does not become a target for criminals. Coun. Garruzzo added that the use of this form could prevent the targeting by criminals that Coun. Scott had earlier referenced when newspapers, mail, or magazines pile up and indicate that a home is temporarily vacant.
Coun. Shaak had no report, but he added his praise to the DPW for a job well done. Neither Coun. Gorham or Visceglia had reports and there being no public comment, the meeting was adjourned at 7:45 p.m. on a motion by Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Shaak.
Approved: February 22nd, 2010
Thomas F. Nolan Municipal Clerk
Resolution No: 10-21-E
Date: February 8th, 2010
THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY
Department of State
Division of Archives and Records Management
PARIS Grants Program
Resolution-Municipality for Shared Services with County
Be it resolved by the Mayor and Council of Borough of Brielle, THAT:
WHEREAS, the State of New Jersey has launched its pioneering Public Archives and Records Infrastructure Support (PARIS) grant program to meet the strategic records management, preservation, and storage needs of county and municipal governments; and
WHEREAS, a top priority of the PARIS grants program is to achieve efficiencies of cost and operation through shared services and to create a service structure for municipalities that do not have the resources to create one for themselves; and
WHEREAS, in the 2010-2011 grant cycle, priority funding will be given to county projects that serve the records management needs of the municipalities in their county; and
WHEREAS, the Borough of Brielle desires to collaborate with the County of Monmouth in the performance of the PARIS Grants Program; and
WHEREAS, the Borough of Brielle is acknowledging that their eligible funding of $40,000.00 will be leveraged with the County of Monmouth; and
WHEREAS, the Borough of Brielle is acknowledging that the County of Monmouth would be the applicant, lead agency and project manager for such a proposal; and
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Brielle, that the Borough of Brielle does support and commit to cooperation and participation in the PARIS grant for the purposes set forth above, and to execute and deliver all documents required incident thereto.
ADOPTED by the Mayor and Council of Borough of Brielle at a meeting held on February 8th, 2010.
I, Thomas F. Nolan, Municipal Clerk of the Borough of Brielle, of 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 the Council at its meeting of February 8th, 2010.
Thomas F. Nolan