A Community by the River

Borough of Brielle, NJ

July 26, 2010

September 01 2010

July 26, 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.

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


MINUTES JULY 26th, 2010 START: 7:33 P.M.



Following a moment of silent prayer, a salute to the flag and a roll call, the Minutes of the July 12th, 2010 Meeting were approved on a motion by Coun. Garruzzo seconded by Coun. Nolan; all aye; no nays. Passed.

Coun. Nolan, seconded by Coun. Garruzzo introduced Resolution 10-65 for passage of the Consent Agenda.

A. (see insertion).
B. (see insertion).
C. To authorize Birdsall Engineering to prepare plans and specifications, along with contract administration, for the 2010 Road Improvement Program at a cost not to exceed $44,200.00.

Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan, Scott, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed. (Note: Coun. Nolan abstained on "C". Richard Bolger, 2 Water's Edge, asked the Administrator if "B" also included the Central Jersey Health Insurance Fund? The Administrator replied "no", but, in reply to Mr. Bolger's additional questions, he added that the Borough anticipated receiving a rebate from the CJHIF and that the Brielle School was eligible to join the group.

Coun. Visceglia, seconded by Coun. Shaak, introduced Resolution 10-66 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 July 26th, 2010, 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.

Mayor Nicol called for Committee Reports and recognized Coun. Scott who reminded the public that, at one time during the pilot program, 25% of Brielle residents composted. Many still did and one composter had asked Coun. Scott if there were additional compost devices available. Coun. Scott urged any residents who were no longer utilizing their composters to turn them into the Borough so that others could benefit from them.

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Coun. Nolan, cited the July 10th Flag Football sign-up and noted that some 300 children were participating. Turning to the Library he announced that Tracy Davis had won a "IPod" in a recent contest and he cited programs such as "Walk The Plank", "Game Night" and the chess program.
Coun. Nolan also noted that on August 11th the Boy Scouts would screen a film outdoors at the Brielle Elementary School. A full-scale hot & cold concession stand would provide snacks.
Coun. Garruzzo advised that, as a result of the increased summer traffic the department had investigated fifteen motor vehicle accidents and as of mid-July there had been twenty arrests and nineteen first aid calls.

Coun. Shaak & Gorham had no reports. Coun. Visceglia reminded the public that tax bills would be mailed out by the end of the week. The grace period had been extended to August 23rd, but if taxes were not paid by then the interest rates of 8% on the first $1,500.00 and 18% on anything above that figure would be charged retroactively to August 1st.

The Mayor then opened the meeting to the public and recognized Janet Hendricks, 615 Leslie Avenue, asked if anyone had approached the Borough regarding the purchase of Donnelly Beach? The Administrator replied "no".

Ms. Hendricks also advised the Council to consider having a liaison to the Board of Education. She noted that Coun. Nolan was the liaison to the Library and he had been effective.
William Brannick, 805 School House Road, suggested to the Council that some three million dollars could be saved if the Brielle Elementary School students were transferred to Bay Head. Mr. Brannick also inquired about Superintendent Burkhardt's new vehicle. The Administrator explained that the Dodge Durango's engine was shot and the vehicle would be auctioned. Since Mr. Burkhardt was a 24/7 "on call" employee in all types of weather conditions it seemed prudent to provide him with a four-wheel drive vehicle.

Mr. Brannick then asked Coun. Garruzzo if the former Police Boat, now the Fire Company Rescue Boat had responded to a weekend incident in the Manasquan River?

Coun. Shaak interjected that the matter had been handled by Ocean County, Point Pleasant Beach, Point Pleasant and the U.S. Coast Guard. No assistance was requested from Monmouth County Communities.

At this juncture, in reply to the vehicle inquiry, Coun. Visceglia added that the Borough was attempting to make do with the current vehicle fleet.

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Mary Lou Bolger, 2 Water's Edge, cited heavy traffic on July 4th on Fisk Avenue. She asked if the Brielle Police could increase enforcement in the area. Ms. Bolger also noted that at the Railroad Crossing, Fisk Avenue was not lined. She felt that it was confusing and dangerous to motorists, she asked if it could be lined? The Administrator promised to have the Traffic Safety Officer investigate.

Ms. Bolger also asked what percent of the tax rate was attributable to the school? The Administrator replied 54.2%.

There being no further questions, the meeting was adjourned at 8:00 pm on a motion by Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Shaak.
Approved: August 9th, 2010,
Thomas F. Nolan Municipal Clerk

Resolution No: 10-65-A Date: 26th July 2010

Borough of Brielle Resolution

WHEREAS, Assembly members David Rible and Mary Pat Angelini have introduced legislation to honor the memory of our fallen veterans; and

WHEREAS, this would be accomplished by issuing a Gold Star Family license plates; and

WHEREAS, the Gold Star is recognized throughout the nation as a sign that a member of the military service has paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom; and

WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper to show our respect to the fallen service member and their family by issuing special Gold Star Family license plates, and

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Brielle supports A-2709 and applauds the recognition that this legislation will give our fallen veterans and their families; and,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a certified copy of this resolution shall be sent to Governor Chris Christie, Senate President Stephen Sweeney, Senate Minority Leader Thomas Kean, Jr., General Assembly Speaker Shelia Oliver, Assembly Minority Leader Alex DeCroce, Assemblyman David Rible and Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini.


The foregoing is a true copy of a resolution adopted by the Brielle Mayor & Council at a meeting held on July 26th, 2010.

Witness my hand and Seal of the Borough of Brielle this 27th day of July 2010.
Thomas F. Nolan Municipal Clerk


WHEREAS, the borough of Brielle is a member of the Monmouth Municipal Joint Insurance Fund; and

WHEREAS, said renewed membership terminates as of December 31, 2010 unless earlier renewed by agreement between the Municipality and the Fund; and

WHEREAS, the Municipality desires to renew said membership; NOW THEREFORE, be it resolved as follows:
1. The Borough of Brielle agrees to renew its membership in the . Monmouth Municipal Joint Insurance Fund and to be subject to the Bylaws, Rules-and Regulations, coverage's and operating procedures - thereof as presently existing. or as modified from time to time by lawful act of the Fund.

2. The Mayor and Clerk shall be and hereby are authorized to execute the agreement to' renew membership annexed hereto and made a part hereof and to deliver same to the Monmouth Municipal Joint -Insurance Fund evidencing the Municipality's intention to renew .its membership.

This Resolution agreed to this 26th day of July, 2010 by a vote of:

_____6_____ Affirmative

_____0_____ Negative


________________________ _____________________
ATTEST Thomas B. Nicol

____27th JULY 2010_______