A Community by the River

Borough of Brielle, NJ

October 25, 2010

November 30 2010

October 25, 2010

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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 thanked A&B Cleaners for their kind donation of cleaning the Borough Flags.

Mayor Nicol then read the following proclamation and presented a copy to Fred Wittenberg of the Folk Agency.

Whereas, the Borough of Brielle has been formed in compliance with all applicable statutes, and

Whereas, it is fitting and proper for a municipal corporation to recognize the achievements of those who serve the community, and

Whereas, The Folk Agency was founded in Brielle in 1920 and has continued to serve the Borough for ninety years, and

Whereas, The Folk Agency holds the distinction of being the oldest continually operated business in Brielle, and

Whereas, throughout its existence the Folk Agency has remained committed to the goal of its founder Howard N. Folk, to meet the real estate needs of the Borough of Brielle and the local shore communities while maintaining the highest level of ethics and professionalism, and

Whereas, after ninety years the Folk Agency has never failed to live up to that goal and today has taken advantage of modern technology to ensure that the quality of the Agency's services is continued with up to the minute local market knowledge and personalized service.

Now Therefore Be It Proclaimed, that October 25th, 2010 be designated as Folk Agency Day in the Borough of Brielle, and

Be It Further Proclaimed, that all residents of Brielle and the South Monmouth Area are hereby urged to participate in celebrating the Folk Agency's distinguished level of achievement.

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

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Following a moment of silent prayer, a salute to the flag and a roll call, the Minutes of the October 11th, 2010 Meeting were approved on a motion by Coun. Shaak seconded by Coun. Nolan; all aye; no nays. Passed.

Coun. Shaak, seconded by Coun. Garruzzo introduced Resolution 10-80 For Passage of the Consent Agenda.

A. To authorize the release of Tax Title Lien, 2009-06, 14 Mariners Bend, Block 120, Lot 9.14, in the amount of $10,149.26.
B. To authorize the release of Tax Title Liens 2009-9 & 9, 17 Mariners Bend, Block 120, Lot 9.17, in the aggregate amount of $19,696.80.
C. To authorize a refund for overpayment of taxes, in the amount of $2,859.36, re: Block 47.01, Lot L4.
D. To authorize a payment schedule for Water/Sewer Account #1138.
E. To authorize the redemption of Tax Sale Certificate 209-07, Block 1209.16, Lot 16
Mariner’s Bend, in the amount of $9,676.45.
F. (see insertion)
Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Nolan, Scott, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed. (Note: At the request of William Brannick, 805 Schoolhouse Road, the Administrator advised that the Tax Title lien Redemptions were "pass through". The Borough sold the liens to outside parties who then paid the taxes. When the lien was redeemed, the Borough, but state statute, collected the redemption payment and then reimbursed the lien holder. There was no cost to the taxpayer.)

Coun. Visceglia, seconded by Coun. Shaak, introduced Resolution 10-81 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 25th, 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 & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed.

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Mayor then called for committee reports and recognized Coun. Scott who reminded the public that DPW had just completed hydrant flushing and that leaf season had commenced. Residents were asked to place all leaves in a linear fashion at the curb. Coun. Scott also advised the public that new "mixed paper" twenty gallon containers were being provided by Monmouth County. Since the Borough had already provided the public with more suitable containers, Coun. Scott suggested that the new ones might be used as substitutes for the original recycling buckets that were now twenty-three years old. Coun. Scott emphasized that this was a matter for public discretion and added that three hundred additional buckets had been purchased to ensure that all residents were accommodated.

Coun. Nolan noted that the Board of Recreation's Fall Festival had been a great success and had included contests in scarce-crow building, chili and pumpkin bread preparation. The Board was preparing its annual trip to New York City for the holiday season and the Library had just conducted its annual South Jersey paranormal research investigation of ghosts and other denizens of the spirit world. The "Run Tall/Run Easy" program for children age eleven to fifteen would be concluding on November 15th
Coun. Nolan added that the Environmental Commission would be meeting on October 27th with representatives of NJDEP to discuss Nienstedt Island.

Coun. Garruzzo reminded the public of the Halloween Curfew requirements and advised that any youth under the age of eighteen, unaccompanied by a parent, guardian or other custodial adult, had to conform to the curfew restrictions of 7:30 pm to 6:00 am, each day from October 20th through November 1st. On October 30th "Mischief Night" the restrictive period was 6:00 pm to 6:00 am.

Children were reminded to avoid stranger's homes, to be careful when crossing streets, to advise parents of their whereabouts, and to refrain from any vandalism as there would be consequences.

Parents were reminded to know what route their children were taking, to provide safe costumes that were fireproof and afforded clear visibility.

Coun. Shaak & Visceglia having no reports, the Chair recognized Ms. Mary Lou Bolger, 2 Water's Edge who thanked Chief Palmer for the new signs on Green Avenue that addressed jumping from the bridge. Ms. Bolger also urged the Council to continue to seek a solution to the visibility issue on Fisk Avenue, and the practice of leaving burnt flare caps on public streets.

Ms. Bolger also inquired as to the new plaques placed on the Fisk Avenue Draw Bridge and the Mayor advised that they were commemorative and he assumed that the State Historical Society had placed them there.

Ms. Bolger also inquired as to the progress of the S.E.M.M.U.A. and the Administrator replied that the goal was to blend each of the five individual utilities into one entity in order
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to maximize human resources and provide more efficient service to the public. Among the areas being investigated were electronic meter reading, central billing, a more efficient rotation of plant/pump house inspections, emergency water main repairs and the provision of mark outs.

There being no further comments, the meeting was adjourned at 8:05 pm on a motion by Coun. Shaak, seconded by Coun. Visceglia.

Approved: November 8th, 2010. ______________________
Thomas F. Nolan Municipal Clerk

Resolution No: 10-80-F
Date: October 25th, 2010

Borough of Brielle Resolution

WHEREAS, Greenwood Cemetery Association is the owner of Block 63.01, Lot 2.01, known as 704 Old Bridge Road; and

WHEREAS, 2009 taxes were billed on said property in the amount o $3,577.20; and
WHEREAS, the property is used as a cemetery, an exempt use under N.J.S.A. 54:4-3.9; and
WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Brielle desire to cancel the 2009 taxes for Block 63.01, Lot 2.01 as the property was used as a cemetery, an exempt use under N.J.S.A. 54:4-3.9.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the 2009 taxes in the amount of $3,577.20 on Block 63.01, Lot 2.01 are hereby cancelled.

The foregoing is a true copy of a Resolution passed by the Brielle Mayor & Council, at a meeting held on October 25th, 2010.

Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 26th day of October, 2010.

SEAL Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk