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January 3, 2011

March 10 2011

January 3, 2011

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MINUTES JANUARY 3rd, 2011 ORGANIZATION MEETING START: 5:30 P.M.

PRESENT: MAYOR NICOL, COUNCIL-PRESIDENT SCOTT, COUN. GARRUZZO, GORHAM & SHAAK.

ABSENT: COUN. NOLAN & VISCEGLIA

Mayor Nicol announced that Councilmembers Gorham & Scott had taken their oath of office.

Mayor Nicol opened the meeting in compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act followed by a silent prayer and a salute to the flag.

Mayor Nicol then advised that Robert's Rules of Order would be employed to determine all parliamentary questions not specifically provided for.

Mayor Nicol then opened the floor to nominations for Council-President.
Nominations were opened on a motion by Coun. Scott, seconded by Coun. Garruzzo.

Coun. Scott nominated Coun. Visceglia seconded by Coun. Garruzzo.

There being no further nomination, nominations were closed on a motion by Coun. Scott seconded by Coun. Garruzzo.

Coun. Scott moved to elect Coun. Visceglia as Council-President, the motion was seconded by Coun. Garruzzo; all aye. None opposed.

In the absence of Coun. Visceglia, Council-President Scott announced that the 2011 Committee Assignments would remain in effect since the six standing committees had worked so well together during the previous year. (see insertion).

Mayor Nicol then announced the 2011 professional appointments:

Labor Counsel Borough Attorney

Borough Engineer Borough Auditor
Bond Counsel Assistant Prosecutor Public Defender Municipal Prosecutor
Finance Officer
James W. Holzapfel, Citta, & Zabarsky
Nicholas Montenegro, Thompson Montenegro & Genz
Alan P. Hilla, Jr. /Birdsall Engineering
Robert Hulsart/ Inc
John O. Bennet/Dilworth Paxton
James D. Carton IV Timothy J. Wintrode
Sean T. Kean/Campbell/Foley
Stephen Mayer


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The appointments were confirmed on a motion by Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Gorham; all aye.
Mayor Nicol then announced that all professional appointments were subject to a professional service contract.
Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Gorham, introduced Resolution 11-01 to appoint Mayor Thomas B. Nicol as Emergency Management Coordinator. Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Gorham, Scott & Shaak; all aye; no nays. Passed.

Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Gorham, introduced Resolution 11-02 (see insertion).Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Gorham, Scott & Shaak; all aye; no nays. Passed.
On a motion by Coun. Scott, seconded by Coun. Garruzzo, all tenured and non-annual appointments, now held by Borough employees were confirmed; all aye.

On a motion by Coun. Gorham, seconded by Coun. Garruzzo, the membership rosters of Brielle First Aid Squad and Brielle Fire Company No. 1 were confirmed; all aye.

Mayor Nicol then announced the annual appointments:

Borough Administrator
Officer to Issue Certificates of Liability Relocation Officer
Commissioner of Insurance Representative to S.E.M.M.U.A.
Fire Protection Official
Construction Code Official
Zoning Officer
Deputy Emergency Management Coord. Heritage Committee/Borough Historian Registrar/Sec. Board of Health
Deputy Registrar/Sec. Board of Health Mercantile Officer
Code Enforcement Officer
Water Sewer Rent Collector
Animal Control Official
Assistant Clerks Financial Services

Thomas F. Nolan Thomas F. Nolan Sherri Hopkins Thomas F. Nolan Thomas F. Nolan

Albert P. Ratz
Alan P. Hilla
Michael W. Palmer John E. Belding
Karen S. Brisben Colleen Castronova James Langenberger James Langenberger
Tina McDermott Colleen Castronova Karen S. Brisben
Colleen Castronova
Sherri Hopkins
Tina McDermott
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Assistant Water/Sewer Rent Collector Detective (Serves @ discretion of Chief) Safety Coordinator
Deputy Safety Coordinator
Working Foreman DPW
Special Deputy Election Clerk


Sherri Hopkins
James Stewart
Robert McArthur Jeffrey Weiss Jeffrey Weiss Kathy Habick

Coun. Scott, seconded by Coun. Garruzzo introduced Resolution 11-03 to confirm the foregoing appointments. Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Gorham, Scott & Shaak all aye; no nays. Passed.
Mayor Nicol then announced the appointments to the various Boards & Commissions of the Borough for terms that expired on December 31st, 2011.
Planning Board

Thomas B. Nicol
Frank A. Garruzzo
James F. Langenberger
Thomas Condon

Member Class I (11) Member Class II (11) Member Class III (11) Member Class IV (13)

Community Development Block Grant Committee

Cory Lakin Timothy Shaak Ann D. Scott
Darcy Garruzzo Robert McArthur Thomas F. Nolan Sherri Hopkins

Board of Recreation

Julia Barnes
Kathy Pearlburg Beth Wheeler Jared Morris
Susan Deegan Sherri Hopkins

Member (11) Member (11) Member (11) Member (11) Member (11) Representative (11)
Alternate Representative (11)



Associate (11)
Associate (11)
Associate (11)
Associate (11)
Associate (11)
Recording Secretary (11)

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On a motion by Coun. Scott, seconded by Coun. Garruzzo, Resolution 11-03 to confirm the foregoing appointments was approved. Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Gorham, Scott & Shaak; all aye. No nays. Passed.
Coun. Garruzzo seconded by Coun. Scott moved Resolution 11-04 (see insertion). Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Gorham, Scott & Shaak all aye; no nays. Passed.

Coun. Garruzzo seconded by Coun. Gorham moved Resolution 11-05 (see insertion). Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Gorham, Scott & Shaak all aye; no nays. Passed.

Coun. Garruzzo seconded by Coun. Gorham moved Resolution 11-06 (see insertion). Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Gorham, Scott & Shaak, all aye; no nays. Passed.

Coun. Garruzzo seconded by Coun. Gorham moved Resolution 11-07 (see insertion). Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Gorham, Scott & Shaak, all aye; no nays. Passed.

Coun. Garruzzo seconded by Coun. Scott, introduced Resolution 11-08 (see insertion). Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Gorham, Scott & Shaak, all aye; no nays. Passed.

Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Gorham moved Resolution 11-09 (see insertion). Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Gorham, Scott & Shaak, all aye; no nays. Passed.

Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Gorham introduced Resolution 11-10 to authorize the Business Administrator, with the consent of the Mayor & Council Committee Chairman who has jurisdiction over the Department, to hire Temporary Part-Time help on an "as needed" basis. Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Gorham, Scott & Shaak, all aye, no nays. Passed.
Coun. Scott, seconded by Coun. Garruzzo introduced Resolution 11-11 (see insertion). Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Gorham, Scott & Shaak, all aye; no nays. Passed.

Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Gorham introduced Resolution 11-12 to memorialize the extension of the sick time provisions of the Teamsters Contract to the non-union employees. Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Gorham, Scott & Shaak, all aye; no nays. Passed.

The meeting was opened to the public and the Chair recognized Coun. Scott who thanked the Council for having given her the opportunity to serve as Council-President. The Councilwoman noted that she would be remiss not to mention the recent snow storm of "gigantic proportions".

The public response had been diverse, some were grateful, some critical, but the fact was that the DPW worked around the clock throughout the storm despite a number of mechanical failures. Coun. Scott cited numerous phone calls, but she remained pleased that most residents remained considerate of their neighbors and rendered assistance throughout this extraordinary snow event. Ultimately, the concerns of all residents were met and she felt that a "pat on the back" was owed to the DPW.

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Coun. Scott then exhibited the new recycling containers that residents could use for bottles and cans, or mixed paper and newspaper; it was their choice. 2011 would be the first time in twenty-three years that recycling containers for bottles and cans were distributed. In closing, Coun. Scott offered that she looked forward to a "good year".

Coun. Garruzzo added that he too looked forward to a good year. Coun. Shaak extended his best wishes for a healthy, Happy New Year and extended his appreciation to the DPW For their work during the storm. Coun. Shaak also praised the Public Safety services, Police, Fire & First Aid for an outstanding job.

Mayor Nicol felt that the DPW had done a stellar job. Unfortunately, many people seek instant gratification, but when faced with a storm of such proportions some allowance has to be made in terms of the time-frame for plowing.
The Mayor added that many municipal workers live out of town and had great difficulty in getting to work. In addition Riverview Lane, a County Road, and State Highway #71, had to be plowed by the Borough as the State & County were behind schedule and the Borough could not access many of the side streets that connect to these main arterials until they were plowed. The Mayor also praised the volunteers and he conceded that there was always room for improvement.

Coun. Scott interjected that part of the problem arose from cars being parked on the street. This impeded the work of the plows.
John E. Belding was recognized and he thanked the Council for his appointment as Borough Historian, a position he has held since 1996. In the absence of Coun. Nolan & Visceglia, he asked to postpone the annual Council Photograph until the meeting of January 10th; Council concurred.

There being no further comment the meeting was adjourned at 5:50 pm on a motion by Coun. Scott, seconded by Coun. Garruzzo.


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Thomas F. Nolan
Approved: January 10, 2011 Municipal Clerk






, Council-President

2011 Council Committees

Administration & Personnel Chairman: Coun. Gorham Coun. Shaak
Coun. Nolan

Budget & Finance Chairman: Coun. Visceglia Coun. Garruzzo
Coun. Scott

Public Safety Chairman: Coun. Garruzzo Coun. Gorham
Coun. Shaak

Community Development Chairman: Coun. Shaak Coun. Garruzzo*
Coun. Nolan

Public Works Chairman: Coun. Scott Coun. Gorham
Coun. Visceglia

Public Resources Chairman: Coun. Nolan Coun. Scott
Coun. Visceglia
* Liaison to Planning Board.

Borough of Brielle Resolution
Be It Resolved, that Thomas F. Nolan be appointed as the Borough of Brielle's Representative to the Monmouth County Community Development Program, and

Be It Further Resolved, that Sherri Hopkins be appointed as Alternate Representative to the Monmouth County Community Development Program.
Vote: Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan, Scott, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. None Abstained. Absent: None.
Certification
The foregoing is a true copy of a resolution passed by the Brielle Mayor & Council at their Organization Meeting held on January 3rd, 2011.
Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 4th day of January, 2011.



_____________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk

RESOLUTION NO: 11-4
DATE: JANUARY 3RD, 2011

BOROUGH OF BRIELLE RESOLUTION

BE IT RESOLVED, THAT EACH MONDAY NIGHT, OF EACH MONTH, IN THE CALENDAR YEAR 2011, WITH EXCEPTIONS NOTED, BE DESIGNATED AS MEETING NIGHTS OF THE MAYOR & COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE, WITH MEETINGS TO BE HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS OF THE BOROUGH HALL, 601 UNION LANE, BRIELLE, NEW JERSEY.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, THAT REGULAR BUSINESS MEETINGS SHALL BE SCHEDULED FOR THE SECOND AND FOURTH MONDAYS AT 7:30 P.M. EXCEPT MONDAY HOLIDAYS, WHEN SAID MEETINGS SHALL BE ON THE SECOND AND FOURTH TUESDAY, OR PROPER 48 HOUR NOTICE GIVEN, AND

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, THAT THE WORK SESSION SHALL BE HELD ON THE 2ND AND FOURTH MONDAYS OF EACH MONTH AT 7:30 P.M., EXCEPT MONDAY HOLIDAYS, WHEN SAID SESSIONS SHALL BE ON THE 2ND AND FOURTH TUESDAY, SAID TIME BEING SUBJECT TO A LATER STARTING TIME BASED ON THE VOLUME OF BUSINESS AND WITH FORTY-EIGHT HOUR NOTICE BEING GIVEN THROUGH THE DISSEMINATION OF THE AGENDA.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, THAT THE PUBLIC WILL NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE WORK SESSION, BUT MAY BE PRESENT AND LISTEN. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION SHALL BE PERMITTED AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE WORK SESSION, BUT SHALL BE LIMITED TO THOSE MATTERS DISCUSSED AT THE WORK SESSION. THE PUBLIC MAY, AT REGULAR MEETINGS, PARTICIPATE AT SUCH TIME OR TIMES, AS SET FORTH ON THE AGENDA, FOR THAT PARTICULAR MEETING, OR, WITH THE PERMISSION OF THE PRESIDING OFFICER, AND
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, THAT THE ANNUAL NOTICE SCHEDULE AND
"48 HOUR NOTICE" BE FORWARDED TO THE NEWSPAPERS DESIGNATED THE OFFICIAL NEWSPAPERS FOR THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE AS SET FORTH UNDER CHAPTER 321, P.L. 1975 "OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS ACT".

RESOLUTION NO: 11-05
DATE: JANUARY 3rd, 2011

BOROUGH OF BRIELLE RESOLUTIONS

WHEREAS, THE EFFICIENT MANAGEMENT OF BOROUGH AFFAIRS REQUIRES THE ESTABLISHMENT AND/OR MAINTENANCE OF VARIOUS BANK ACCOUNTS AND PROCEDURES FOR HANDLING FUNDS,
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE AS FOLLOWS:
1. THE FOLLOWING BANKS, OR THEIR SUCCESSORS, SHALL BE DESIGNATED DEPOSITORIES: OCEAN FIRST BANK, LOCAL BRANCHES, P.N.C. BANK/MANASQUAN BRANCH, BANK OF AMERICA/BRIELLE BRANCH, NEW JERSEY, CASH MANAGEMENT FUND.
2. ALL EXISITING ACCOUNTS SHALL BE CONTINUED SUBJECT TO FURTHER RESOLUTION.
3. THE MAYOR, BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR & CHIEF FINANCE OFFICER SHALL CONTINUE TO BE SIGNATORIES ON ALL ACCOUNTS.
4. THE MAYOR & COUNCIL HEREBY ADOPT THE ANNUAL CASH MANAGEMENT PLAN AND SHALL ADHEAR TO THE PRECEPTS OF SAME. SAID PLAN IS ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF C.M.F.O.

RESOLUTION NO: 11-6

WHEREAS, N.J.S.A. 54:4-67, AS AMENDED, PROVIDES THAT A MUNICIPALITY MAY FIX THE INTEREST RATE TO BE CHARGED FOR THE DELINQUENT PAYMENT OF TAXES OF ASSESSMENTS AND FIX DUE DATES.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, THAT A GRACE PERIOD NOT TO EXCEED TEN (10) DAYS BE PERMITTED AFTER EACH QUARTERLY DUE DATE, FEBRUARY 1ST, MAY 1ST, AUGUST 1ST, & NOVEMBER 1ST, AND THAT THE RATE OF EIGHT (8) PERCENT (%) PER ANNUM BE CHARGED ON THE FIRST $1,500.00 OF THE DELIQUENCY AND EIGHTEEN (18) PERCENT (%) PER ANNUM BE CHARGED ON THE AMOUNT IN EXCESS OF $1,500.00 WITH THE DELINQUENT INTEREST RATE RETROACTIVE TO THE AFORESAID DUE DATES FOR THE YEAR 2011.

RESOLUTION NO: 11-7
DATE: JANUARY 3rd, 2011

BOROUGH OF BRIELLE RESOLUTIONS

WHEREAS, THE EFFICIENT MANAGEMENT OF BOROUGH AFFAIRS REQUIRES THE ESTABLISHMENT AND/OR MAINTENANCE OF A PETTY CASH FUND & A PETTY CASH CHECKING ACCOUNT, AND CHANGE DRAWS FOR THE ANIMAL CONTROL IN THE AMOUNT OF $75.00 & GENERAL FUND ACCOUNTS, IN THE AMOUNT OF $50.00, AND THE WATER/SEWER & TAX ACCOUNTS, IN THE AMOUNT OF $100.00.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, THAT THE BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO ESTABLISH A PETTY CASH FUND IN THE AMOUNT OF $150.00 AND A PETTY CASH CHECKING ACCOUNT IN THE AMOUNT OF $200.00, AS WELL AS THE AFOREMENTIONED "CHANGE DRAWS".

RESOLUTION NO: 11-8

BE IT RESOLVED, THAT THE FOLOWING NEWSPAPERS SHALL BE DESIGNATED AS OFFICIAL NEWSPAPERS FOR THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE FOR THE YEAR 2011.

ASBURY PARK PRESS NEPTUNE
NEWARK STAR LEDGER NEWARK
THE COAST STAR MANASQUAN

RESOLUTION NO: 11-9

WHEREAS, NJSA 40A:5-17.1 AUTHORIZES THE GOVERNING BODY TO PROCESS WITHOUT FURTHER ACTION ON THEIR PART, THE CANCELLATION OF ANY PROPERTY TAX REFUND OR DELINQUENCY OF LESS THAN $10.00, AND

WHEREAS, N.J.S.A. 54-5-19 AUTHORIZES THE TAX COLLECTOR TO COLLECT ALL TAXES, ASSESSMENTS AND OTHER MUNICIPAL CHARGES THAT ARE DELINQUENT, AND TO SELL ALL MUNICIPAL LIENS IN THE MANNER ESTABLISHED BY STATUTE.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, THAT COLLEEN CASTRONOVA, IN HER CAPACITY AS MUNICIPAL TAX COLLECTOR, IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO PERFORM THE AFOREMENTIONED FUNCTIONS THROUGHOUT CALENDAR 2011.


 

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