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September 27, 2010

November 30 2010

September 27, 2010

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MINUTES SEPTEMBER 27th, 2010 WORK SESSION START: 7:30 PM

PRESENT: MAYOR NICOL, COUN. GARRUZZO, GORHAM, NOLAN, SCOTT, SHAAK & VISCEGLIA. ATTORNEY ELWARD & 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.

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.

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MINUTES SEPTEMBER 27th, 2010 WORK SESSION START: 7:30 PM

PRESENT: MAYOR NICOL, COUN. GARRUZZO, GORHAM, NOLAN, SCOTT, SHAAK & VISCEGLIA. ATTORNEY ELWARD & ADMINISTRATOR NOLAN.

ABSENT: NONE.

Following a moment of silent prayer, a salute to the flag and a roll call, the Minutes of the September 13th, 2010 Meeting were approved on a motion by Coun. Scott seconded by Coun. Shaak; all aye; no nays. Passed. (Note: Coun. Gorham & Visceglia abstained).

Coun. Shaak, seconded by Coun. Garruzzo introduced Resolution 10-74 for passage of the Consent Agenda.

Resolution:
A. To authorize the Mayor & Clerk to execute the 2011 Shopping Agreement with Monmouth County.
B. To appoint Barbara L. Ford as a Crossing Guard with an effective date of September 16th, 2010.
C. To authorize the Mayor & Clerk to execute the 2011 Agreement for Animal Control Services.
D. (see insertion).
E. (see insertion).

Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan, Scott, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed. (Note: William Brannick, 805 Schoolhouse Road, asked for an explanation of Resolution "A". The Administrator explained that it authorized the continuation of the SCAT Bus Program that enabled senior citizens and the disabled residents to access food shopping on a weekly basis. Also note that Coun. Nolan abstained on the vote for Resolution "E".

Coun. Visceglia, seconded by Coun. Shaak, introduced Resolution 10-75 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 27th, 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 then announced that the time had arrived for introduction and passage on first reading of "AN ORDINANCE TO VACATE A PORTION OF LAUREL AVENUE".

Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Gorham, introduced Resolution 10-76 for passage on introduction and first reading. Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan, Shaak & Visceglia: all aye. Coun. Scott no. Passed. (Note: Coun. Scott explained that she was not in favor of the resolution as it provided too much benefit to one individual at the expense of the public welfare i.e. waterfront access.)
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Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Nolan, introduced Resolution 10-77 to authorize publication of the foregoing ordinance in the Coast Star for a hearing to be held @ 7:30 pm, on October 11th, 2010, at Borough Hall. Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan, Scott, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed.

Mayor Nicol called for Committee Reports and recognized Coun. Scott who advised the public that leaf collection would begin on October 1st. October 1st would also be the day for flu shots to be administered at Curtis House between the hours of 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Bulk Trash Collection would take place the week of October 18th and residents were reminded that metal and all other recyclable materials would not be collected. A list of recyclable items had been distributed along with the mixed paper collection bins, but if residents had questions they could contact the DPW or Borough Hall.

Coun. Nolan cited the success of the 3rd Annual "Soap Box Derby" and he thanked the Volunteer Organizations, Fire & First Aid and the Police for their assistance during the event. Coun. Nolan added that forty residents had participated and the differential between the winning car and the last car was only nine seconds.

Coun. Nolan advised that "Football Under The Lights" would take place on October 8th from 4:00 to 9:00 pm and the Library on Run Tall Run Easy had thirty participants who would meet between September 14th & October 21st between 3:30 pm and 4:15 pm.

Coun. Garruzzo had no report, but he complemented the Board of Recreation on the success of the Soap Box Derby and noted that the paint jobs on the vehicles were superior to that on his own car.

Coun. Shaak, Gorham & Visceglia had no reports and the meeting was opened to the public. William Brannick, 805 School House Road, asked the Administrator about the new pension regulations and their impact on the 2011 budget. The Administrator explained that the new numbers had just been promulgated and that they were available on the DCA web-site. The CMFO would be reviewing them and the Council would be advised of potential impact. The Administrator did concede that the 201 budget season would be a challenge.

Mr. Brannick also queried Coun. Scott concerning her opposition to the proposed vacation of a portion of Laurel Avenue.

Coun. Scott explained that the area in question was located in what, for seventy years, had been her neighborhood. The paper street provided waterfront access.

The street was used for launching boats and passive recreation as it enabled residents to view the Manasquan River. A vacation would make the waterfront inaccessible. Beyond that, the connecting street between Osborn Avenue and Laurel Avenue was extremely narrow. The street permitted K-Turns and helped to facilitate traffic. If the area was landscaped it could impede such utilization.

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Coun. Scott also reminded the public that Riverview Drive received its name because at one point it provided a view of the Manasquan River. Today that view is gone, but the terminus of Laurel Avenue is one of the few remaining access points and it would be a shame to restrict public access.

There being no further questions the meeting was adjourned at 7:50 pm on a motion by Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan
Approved: October 11th, 2010


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Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk

Resolution No: 10-74-D
Date: September 27th, 2010

WHEREAS, a Minor Subdivision application was received for property known as Block 51, Lot 7 and Block 51, Lot 9.01, applicant Diana O. Hamilton, and

WHEREAS, Ms. Hamilton has decided with withdraw her application for a further subdivision of this property;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Planning Board Application fee/escrow balance of $968.75 be refunded back to Diane O. Hamilton and a check be drawn in this amount for this refund.

RESOLUTION NO: 10-74-E DATE: SEPTEMBER 27TH, 2010


RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE

BE IT RESOLVED, that Birdsall Engineering is hereby authorized to conduct a Propagation Study as to the feasibility of providing for the electronic reading of water meters and to provide a central billing option to provide the foundation for a potential inter-local agreement between the member municipalities of the S.E.M.M.U.A.

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


CERTIFICATION

The foregoing is a true copy of a resolution adopted by the Brielle Mayor & Council at meeting held on September 27th, 2010.

Witness my hand and seal this 28th day of September, 2010. SEAL
Thomas F. Nolan Municipal Clerk

 

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