A Community by the River

Borough of Brielle, NJ

February 22, 2010

March 24 2010

February 22, 2010





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 to add a resolution to the consent agenda to declare an emergency relative to the repair of a water main break on Oceanview Road on February 12th, 2010.

The Administrator also advised that there would be a need for an Executive Session to discuss potential litigation.

There being no further comments the work session was adjourned at 7:32 p.m. on a motion by Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan.


MINUTES FEBRUARY 22nd, 2010 START: 7:32 P.M.



Following a moment of silent prayer, a salute to the flag and a roll call, the Minutes of the February 8th, 2010 Meeting were approved on a motion by Coun. Scott seconded by Coun. Garruzzo; all aye; no nays. Passed. (Note: Coun. Nolan abstained.)

Coun. Gorham, seconded by Coun. Garruzzo introduced Resolution 10-23 for passage of the Consent Agenda.

A. To authorize a refund for overpayment of taxes re: Block 23.01, Lot 4, in the
amount of $1,531.50 & Block 65.01, Lot 12, in the amount of $2,646.35.
B. To authorize the release of unencumbered inspection fees, in the amount of
$222.80 re: Waterview @ Brielle.
C. (see insertion).
D. To authorize a refund for overpayment of taxes re: Block 129, Lot 18.02, in the amount of $2,474.10.
E. To declare an emergency re: repair to a water main break on Oceanview Road on Friday, February 12th, 2010.

Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Nolan, Scott & Shaak; all aye. No nays. Passed. (Note: Coun. Shaak abstained on "C".

Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Scott, introduced Resolution 10-24 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 22nd, 2010, as reviewed by the Finance Committee and as listed on the Resolution and the Computer Bill List amended thereto. Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Nolan, Scott & Shaak; all aye. No nays. Passed.

Mayor Nicol then called for committee reports and recognized Coun. Scott who advised that she might sound like a broken record, but she felt that she should reiterate her praise for the outstanding job performance of the DPW during the recent inclement weather.

Coun. Scott also cited her recent visits, along with Recycling Coordinator Burkhardt, to various local merchants to disseminate the new recycling regulations.

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Coun. Nolan was recognized and he advised the public that the Board of Recreation would conduct sign-ups for Pee Wee Soccer & Biddy Baseball on February 27th, between the hours of 9:00 am to 11:0 am at the Brielle Elementary School. Coun. Nolan added that, on March 5th, the 3 on 3 basketball tournament would be held at the school for grades five through eight. Additional information was available on the Board of Recreation Web-Site.

Coun. Nolan also advised that the Library would continue to hold Adult Yoga Classes every Wednesday @ 12:30 pm and Thursday @ 6:30 pm. Pre/Postnatal yoga began on February 13th and would continue each Saturday @ 10:30 am. Pilates were held every Tuesday @ 6:30 pm and Kidz Yoga @ 1:30 pm on Fridays. Crochet & Chess were held every Thursday @ 1:00 pm.

Schoolhouse Rock would take place on March 9th @ 3:30 pm and Classic Broadway with a twist on March 22nd @ 2:00 pm.

Coun. Garruzzo advised the public that between 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 10th and 4:00 p.m. Friday, February 12th the Police responded to 115 calls for service. The calls varied from Motor Vehicle accidents, wires down, trees down, first aid alarms, public assistance and 911 hang-ups.

The Borough also experienced two fallen telephone poles that resulted in a JCP&L response. During the period February 10th @ 10:30 pm until 10:30 am, February 12th, Brielle residents north of Union Lane were without power. At midnight, February 11th, a power outage occurred that impacted Shore Drive, Sunset Drive, Cedar Lane & Jeanne Lane. Power remained out until mid-day and some 1,000 residents were impacted.

OEM Coordinator, Mayor Thomas B. Nicol and his Deputy, Chief Michael Palmer opened the Curtis House as a shelter. The decision to use Curtis House was made due to the closure of Old Bridge Road between Route #35 & Lyman Avenue while JCP&L Crews worked on fallen poles.

Five residents took advantage of the shelter. Food was provided by the Salvation Army and the Brielle Police provided security. First Aid Captain Ralph Condolucci & Staci McGovern manned the shelter as EMT’s until Red Cross Nurses arrived.

Coun. Garruzzo offered his praise for all of the Borough's Emergency Services and the outstanding jobs they did during the storm

Coun. Shaak echoed Coun. Garruzzo's praise for the Emergency Services and cited the example of members of the Police Force digging through the snow to reach an elderly woman in need of shelter; he also thanked Fire Chief Johnston for the comprehensive report he provided the Council on the Company's activity during the storm.

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Coun. Shaak also advised the public that, on March 10th, the Brielle First Aid Squad would hold an "Open House" to showcase their newly renovated facility between the hours of 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm.

Coun. Shaak also noted the irony of the fact that the Architect and members of the First Aid Squad were discussing the proposed generator for the building when the power failed. He added that, in light of Coun. Garruzzo's report, it was fortunate that the OEM had a plan "B" to fall back on when access to the First Aid Building was blocked due to down utility poles.

There being no public comment, Coun. Nolan, seconded by Coun. Garruzzo, introduced Resolution 10-25 to authorize an Executive Session. Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Nolan, Scott & Shaak; all aye. No nays. Passed.

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 February 22nd, 2010, 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: "Potential Litigation".

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

The Executive Session began at 7:48p.m. and ended at 7:55p.m.. The session was adjourned on a motion by Coun. Nolan, seconded by Coun. Garruzzo.

Coun. Garruzzo, second by Coun. Nolan introduced Resolution 10-26 (see insertion). Vote: Coun, Garruzzo, Nolan, Scott & Shaak; all aye, no nays. Passed.

Coun. Scott, seconded by Coun. Shaak introduced Resolution 10-27 to appoint Rob Coman as a Clerk of Financial Services. Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Nolan, Scott & Shaak; all aye. No nays. Passed.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:56: p.m. on a motion by Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Scott.

Approved: March 8th, 2010. _________________________
Thomas F. Nolan Municipal Clerk
Resolution No: 10-25-A
Date: Feb. 22nd, 2010

Borough of Brielle Resolutions

WHEREAS, there has been an overpayment resulting in a tax credit balance on the following properties:

Block 23.01 Lot 4 632 Agnes Ave $1531.50
Paid by Indymac Mortgage
6900 Beatrice Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49009

Block 65.01 Lot 12 633 Locust Road $2646.35
Paid by Eliot and Lorene Colon
633 Locust Rod
Brielle, NJ 08730

WHEREAS, the aforementioned have provided proof of payment and requested a refund of said overpayment;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that checks be drawn in the amounts shown above and refunded to the payees as requested.

Approved: Feb. 22nd, 2010

Resolution No: 10-25-C
Date: February 22nd, 2010

Resolution of the Borough of Brielle

Whereas: on February 8th,2010, Brielle Fire Company #1, Inc., 509 Longstreet Ave., Brielle NJ 08730, submitted Raffle Application No. 2010-1, ID No. 57-9-9394 for off-premise super 50/50 to be held at the Brielle Park on Saturday, September 11th, 2010, at 5:00 p.m.

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 February 22nd, 2010.

Witness my hand and Seal of the Borough of Brielle this 23rd day of February 2010.

Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk