A Community by the River

Borough of Brielle, NJ

January 24, 2011

March 10 2011

January 24, 2011

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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. However, the Administrator advised that he had made an error in the Organization Agenda and the terms of Environmental Commissioners, Houseal & Oliver needed to be renewed. Council gave their concurrence.

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

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Following a moment of silent prayer, a salute to the flag and a roll call, the Minutes of the January 10th, 2011 Meeting were approved on a motion by Coun. Garruzzo seconded by Coun. Nolan; all aye; no nays. Passed.
Coun. Scott, seconded by Coun. Shaak, introduced Resolution 11-15 for Passage of the Consent Agenda.

A. (see insertion).
B. To authorize the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to conduct their annual "Coast To Coast" Bike Tour in Brielle on Saturday, May 21st & Sunday, May 22nd, 2011.
C. To accept an amendment to Charlie Brown's of Brielle Liquor License #1308-33012-010.
D. To accept a proposal, in the amount of $84,900.00 re: Improvements to Brielle Park.
Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Nolan, Scott, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed. (Note: Coun. Garruzzo abstained on "C". Councilmen Shaak & Visceglia abstained on "A" and Coun. Nolan abstained on "D".

Coun. Visceglia, seconded by Coun. Gorham, introduced Resolution 11-16 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 January 24th, 2011, 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.

Mayor Nicol then read two Proclamations (see insertions).

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Coun. Scott was recognized and she advised the public that all DPW Equipment was ready whatever the elements threw at the Borough over the next few days. Coun. Scott also advised that the new recycling containers were currently being distributed, along with a guidance sheet, today & tomorrow. She hoped that the Coast Star would cover the event as they had for other local communities.
Coun. Nolan cited the annual "Build Your Own Snowman" contest and added that 5 x 7 photographs were due at Borough Hall by March 15th. Biddy Basketball was once again a great success and would continue over the next four to five weeks.
Turning to the Library, Coun. Nolan cited the "Better Bodies" Program began January 11th and the "Run Tall/Run Easy" Program also began on the 11th. In closing he pointed out that the Library did offer home bound services for shut-ins; it was simply a matter of contacting the Library to advice them of the need.
Coun. Garruzzo provided the 2010 Annual Police Statistical Report and cited 3,246 summonses issued that resulted in $341,580.00 being collected, with $168,043.32 going to the Borough. There were 4,661 open cases, 163 adult arrests (including 67 DWIs), 12 juvenile arrests, 15 domestic violence incidents and 136 Motor Vehicle Accident Investigations.
Coun. Shaak & Visceglia having no reports, the Chair recognized Kara from the Coast Star who inquired as to resolution "D". Coun. Nolan explained that the Borough had received a $250,000 matching Grant from Monmouth County that would enable improvements to Brielle Park. The ball fields would be relocated and re-graded and a new sprinkler system would be installed.
There being no further comments, the meeting was adjourned at 7:46pm on a motion by Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan.

Approved: February 7th, 2011 _________________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk


Whereas, diseases of the heart are the nation’s leading cause of death and stroke is the third leading cause of death;

Whereas, cardiovascular disease claims the lives of nearly 422,000 American females each year, approximately one death per minute;

Whereas, each year, 52% of all deaths due to cardiovascular disease and 60% of stroke deaths occur in females;

Whereas, too many women die each year because they are unaware that heart disease is their No. 1 killer.

Whereas, in 2007, the direct and indirect cost of cardiovascular diseases in the U.S., including stroke, was estimated to be $286 billion;

Whereas, nearly as many women die of heart disease, stroke and all other cardiovascular disease than the next four leading causes of death combined, including all cancers;

Whereas, only 16% of women surveyed in 2009 identified cardiovascular disease as the greatest health problem facing them;

Whereas, February is designated as American Heart Month;

Whereas, Go Red For Women is the American Heart Association’s national call to increase awareness about heart disease-the leading cause of death for women-and to inspire women to take charge of their heart health;

Whereas, all women should learn their own personal risk for heart disease, using tools such as the American Heart Association’s My Life Check, Go Red for Women Heart Check-Up, Go Red For Women Better U and by talking to their healthcare provider;

Whereas, making the right choices relating to proper nutrition, physical activity, and other healthy, lifestyle choices are essential to living a heart healthy life; and

Whereas, by choosing to Make It Your Mission! You can save lives.

Now, Therefore, I, Mayor Thomas B. Nicol, in recognition of the importance of the ongoing fight against heart disease and stroke, do hereby proclaim Friday, February 4th, 2011 to be National Wear Red Day for Women in the Borough of Brielle and urge all citizens to show their support for women and the fight against heart disease by commemorating this day by the wearing of the color red. By increasing awareness, speaking up about heart disease, and empowering women to reduce their risk for cardiovascular disease, we can save thousands of lives each year.

In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the Borough of Brielle this 24th day of January2011.

Thomas B. Nicol



Whereas, the citizens of the Borough of Brielle stand firmly committed to promoting reading as the catalyst for our students’ future academic success, their preparation for America’s jobs of the future, and their ability to compete in a global economy; and

Whereas, the Borough of Brielle has provided significant leadership in the area of community involvement in the education of our youth, grounded in the principal that educational investment is the key to the community’s well-being and long-term quality of life; and

Whereas, NEA’S Read across America a national celebration of reading, will be conducted on March 2, 2011, which would have been the 107th birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss; and

Whereas, Read across America-NJ is being conducted statewide by the New Jersey Education Association, in partnership with the New Jersey State League of Municipalities, the New Jersey Library Association, and their local affiliates across the state to promote reading and adult involvement in the education of our community’s students:

Now Therefore, Be It Resolved, that the Mayor & Council of the Borough of Brielle calls on the citizens of Brielle to assure that every child is in a safe place reading together with a caring adult on March 2, 2011;

And Be It Further Resolved, that this body enthusiastically endorses NEA’S Read Across America and Read Across America-NJ and recommits our community to engage in programs and activities to make America’s children the best readers in the world.

Thomas B. Nicol