A Community by the River

Borough of Brielle, NJ

August 8, 2011

September 15 2011

August 8, 2011





Mayor Nicol convened the work session in compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act and recognized the Administrator who advised that he had no formal report.

There being no comments the work session was adjourned at 7:31 p.m. on a motion by Coun. Shaak, seconded by Coun. Garruzzo.


MINUTES AUGUST 8th, 2011 START: 7:32P.M.



Following a moment of silent prayer, a salute to the flag and a roll call, the Minutes of the July 25th, 2011 meeting were approved on a motion by Coun. Scott seconded by Coun Nolan; all aye; no nays. Passed.

Coun. , Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan, introduced Resolution 11-69 for passage of the Consent Agenda.

A. To adopt NJSA40A16-3(g) as the official policy to govern attendance at Council Meetings.
B. To establish a policy, effective the third quarter of 2011 (7/1-9/30) that shall
require the Administrator to provide all members of the Governing Body with a
quarterly financial report.
C. To authorize the Administrator & Borough Attorney to prepare a "Pay to Play" Ordinance.
D. (see insertion)
E. (see insertion).
F. (see insertion).

(Note: Mr. David Dupre, 1016 Riverview Drive, and Mr. William Brannick, 805 Schoolhouse Road, questioned resolutions "A" through "C". Mr. Dupre asked to know the purpose of "A". The Administrator explained that it merely established as policy the criteria the Borough had always followed in such matters as provided for by state statute. "B" & "C" essentially did the same thing. The State had promulgated a "Best Practice" Policy and although Brielle basically already employed the bulk of the recommended procedures, in order to meet state requirements certain aspects of existing policy had to be reformulated to ensure compliance with state requirements. Mr. Sam Lugiano, 532 Union Lane, asked about the park improvements and Coun. Nolan informed him that they included new sod, re-grading of the ball fields, drainage improvements, the installation of a sprinkler system, new lighting and an upgrade of the parking facilities. Monmouth County was also contributing $250,000 through an Open Space Grant.)

Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Nolan, Scott, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed.

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Coun. Visceglia, seconded by Coun. Shaak, introduced Resolution 11-70 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 August 8th, 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 called for Committee Reports and recognized Coun. Scott who advised the public that Recycling Coordinator William Burkhardt had begun a series of inspections, starting with the commercial establishments and warnings had been issued for non-compliance with recycling law. Follow-up visits would be taking place this week and ultimately Mr. Burkhardt would check on residential areas.

Coun. Nolan advised that the Library's "Baby Sitting Club" would be conducting a program that emphasized CPT Training starting August 18th (9:30am to 4:00pm). On August 19th a "Simple Sewing" program would be held.

Turning to Recreation, Coun. Nolan stated that the deadline for applications for the Brielle Dash was Thursday, September 9th, the Race would be held on Friday, September 10th. Coun. Nolan also noted that the Coaster Derby would be held on October 1st.
Coun. Garruzzo informed the public that during the month of July the Police made 27 adult arrests that included 11 DWI, 13 Warrants, 2 Domestic Violence and 1 possession of a narcotic substance.
Coun. Garruzzo added that for the first half of 2011 (1/1/11-7/31/11) 1,845 motor vehicle summonses were issued. That number includes 64 summonses for using a cell phone while operating a motor vehicle.
Coun. Garruzzo also noted that the Police intended to monitor traffic and speed on Union Lane in the coming weeks.
Coun. Shaak informed residents that the Reverse 911 System was now up and working and he urged all residents to register to ensure that they be kept advised of events during an emergency. Coun. Shaak the winter snowstorms and the recent rain storm that had impacted Brick Township at times when it was essential for government to be able to keep citizens advised of events.
Coun. Shaak also cited the First Aid Squads participation in a drill over the weekend in which the Ocean Medical Center in Brick was evacuated. The drill was one of the largest such exercises ever held and Brielle had led the six Monmouth County communities that had been part of the exercise.
In closing, Coun. Shaak reminded the public now to be fooled by fund solicitations. The Brielle First Aid Squad conducted one event and a year and the request was made on their official letterhead. Brielle did not receive a penny from other EMS solicitations.

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Coun. Visceglia having no report, the Chair opened the meeting to the public and recognized William Brannick, 805 Schoolhouse Road, who asked to know where the vehicle formally assigned to Superintendent Burkhardt was?
The Administrator informed him that it was in the Borough Parking Lot, but it had been painted black as black was going to be the new color of all police vehicles as they were replaced.
Linda Pirnat, 528 Union Lane, voiced a concern over speeding and the disregard of both stop signs & traffic signals on Union Lane. She believed that the malefactors were summer visitors who felt that local regulations did not apply to them; she was also appalled that the traffic signal they ignored as adjacent to Police Headquarters. She had a real concern for safety, in particular for children, and asked what could be done?
Coun. Garruzzo cited the placement of a police car on the median by the Route #35 Exit Ramp as one deterrent and added that radar would be placed on Union Lane in the coming weeks, but he added that the police were doing the best job that they could.
There being no further comments, the meeting was adjourned at 7:50 pm on a motion by Coun. Shaak, seconded by Coun. Nolan.

Approved: August 22nd, 2011 ___________________
Thomas F. Nolan Municipal Clerk

Resolution No: 11-69-D
Date: August 8th, 2011

Resolution of The Borough of Brielle

Whereas, the Borough of Brielle did advertise in the Asbury Park Press
for bids for Improvements to Brielle Park, and

Whereas, bids were received by the Borough on August 2nd, 2011, and

Whereas, the lowest responsible bidder was, Down-To-Earth Landscaping, Inc. of Jackson, with a bid in the amount of $526,118.50, along with Options "A" & "B" and

Whereas, the Bid Bond and Consent of Surety were found to be in order, and funds are available to undertake this work.

Now Therefore Be It Resolved, that the bid submitted by Down-To-Earth Landscaping, Inc., 705 Wright-Debrow Road, Jackson, N.J. 08527 is hereby accepted, and the Municipal Clerk is hereby authorized to initiate the contract.

Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan, Scott, Shaak & Visceglia; aye. No nays. None abstained.


The foregoing is a true copy of a resolution passed by the Brielle Mayor & Council at a meeting held on August 8th, 2011.

Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 9th day of August, 2011.

Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk

DATE: AUGUST 8th, 2011


WHEREAS, an overpayment of taxes, in the amount of $3,600.00 has occurred re: Block 76.01 , Lot 2.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that a refund be made in the amount of $3,600.00 to the owner of Block 76.01, Lot 2, 420 Brown Street.

Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk

Resolution No: 11-69-F Date: August 8th, 2011
Resolution of the Borough of Brielle

Whereas: on July 26th, 2011, Preferred Behavioral Health Foundation, Inc.,1500 Rte. 88, Brick NJ 08724-2320, submitted Raffle Application No. 2011-15 ID No. 54-4-37604for a Casino Night, to be held at the Manasquan River Golf Club, 843 Riverview Drive, Brielle NJ 08730 on Friday, October 14th, 2011, from 6 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

Whereas: the Brielle Police Department had indicated that it has no objection to granting this License.

Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved: that the Governing Body of the Borough of Brielle directs the Business Administrator to sign the Findings and Determination and the Municipal Clerk is to issue the required License on behalf of the Borough.


The foregoing is a true copy of a Resolution passed by the Mayor & Council of the Borough of Brielle at a meeting held at Borough Hall, 601 Union Lane, Brielle, New Jersey, on August 8th, 2011.

Witness my hand and Seal of the Borough of Brielle this 9th day of August 2011.

Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk