Borough of Brielle, NJ
| October 24, 2011
October 24, 2011
MINUTES OCTOBER 24th, 2011 WORK SESSION START: 7:30 PM
PRESENT: MAYOR NICOL, COUN.GARRUZZO, NOLAN, SCOTT, SHAAK & VISCEGLIA. ATTORNEY GENZ & ADMINISTRATOR NOLAN.
ABSENT: COUN. GORHAM.
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.
The Mayor as Chairman of the Brielle 10K Race Committee then presented a check, in the amount of $2,500.00 to the Brielle Education Foundation to assist them in their endeavors to augment educational opportunities at Brielle Elementary School.
There being no comments the work session was adjourned at 7:35 p.m. on a motion by Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan.
MINUTES OCTOBER 24th, 2011 START: 7:36P.M.
PRESENT: MAYOR NICOL, COUN. GARRUZZO, NOLAN, SCOTT, SHAAK & VISCEGLIA. ATTORNEY GENZ & ADMINISTRATOR.NOLAN.
ABSENT: COUN. GORHAM.
Following a moment of silent prayer, a salute to the flag and a roll call, the Minutes of the October 10th meeting were approved on a motion by Coun. Nolan seconded by Coun Garruzzo; all aye; no nays. Passed.
Coun. , Nolan, seconded by Coun. Shaak, introduced Resolution 11-81 For Passage of the Consent Agenda.
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Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Nolan, Scott, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed.
Coun. Visceglia, seconded by Coun. Shaak, introduced Resolution 11-82 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 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 announced that the time had arrived for the introduction and passage on first reading of "AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 15 OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE, SECTION 15-6.2 "PROHIBITED DISCHARGES & CONNECTIONS".
Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Visceglia, introduced Resolution 11-83 for passage and introduction on first reading. Vote: Court. Garruzzo, Nolan, Scott, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed.
Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan introduced Resolution 11-84 to authorize publication of the foregoing ordinance in the Coast Star Newspaper for a hearing to be held at 7:30 pm, at Borough Hall, 601 Union Lane, Brielle, New Jersey, on November 14th, 2011. Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Nolan, Scott, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed.
Mayor Nicol then announced that the time had arrived for the introduction and passage on first reading of “AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER TWENTY, SECTIONS, SUB-SECTION 4.1 MUNICIPAL PLANNING BOARD "ALTERNATE MEMBERS".
Coun. Scott, seconded by Coun. Garruzzo, introduced Resolution 11-85 for passage on introduction and first reading. Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Nolan, Scott, Shaak, Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed.
Coun. Shaak, seconded by Coun. Visceglia introduced Resolution 11-86 to authorize publication of the foregoing ordinance in the Coast Star Newspaper for a hearing to be held at 7:30 p.m., at Borough Hall, 601 Union Lane, Brielle, New Jersey, on November 14th, 2011. Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Nolan, Scott, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed.
Mayor Nicol then called for Committee Reports and recognized Coun. Scott who noted that bulk pick-up had concluded and leaf collection had begun. Residents were reminded that brush collection was suspended until after December 15th and, while garden waste would be taken, any piles must be kept separate from the leaves.
Coun. Nolan cited the fact that the Brielle Library had openings for two new members in 2012. Interested parties would submit letters to gmail.com. The Library would host a Halloween Party at 3:30 pm on October 25th for elementary school age children. Coun. Nolan also cited the recent upgrade of the building by energy efficient lighting and the replacement in kind of the HVAC system. The work was funded by the New Jersey Clean Energy Program at no cost to the Borough.
The Board of Recreation had held a successful Fall Festival with over 350 participants. The sale of lemonade raised money for the Big Blue Warriors and Eric Lapham won the chili contest.
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In closing, Coun. Nolan noted that the Environmental Commission would conduct a seminar and sell kits for a "Build a Rain Barrel" program on October 27th; kits were $45.00 each.
Coun. Garruzzo reminded the public of the Halloween Curfew, the hours of which would be published in the Coast Star; he also urged parents to leave porch lights on for the treat or treaters.
Neither Coun. Shaak or Visceglia having reports, the meeting was open to the public and the Chair recognized Daniel Schneck, 302 C Street, Belmar who was a Libertarian Candidate for public office and who urged the Governing Body to pass a mirror resolution, already passed by Belmar, Sea Girt, Oceanport and some twenty other communities that supported State Senators Michael Doherty and Gerald Cardinale in their effort to secure the equal distribution of state income tax funds to all municipalities as per the requirements of the state constitution.
Mr. Schneck added that such a measure would stop the unequal distribution of state funds to Abbot Districts and provide Brielle an additional 6.5 million is state aid. The Council offered to review the measure for possible implementation.
Linda A. Romano, 522 Union Lane, was recognized and she raised the issue of the Alarm Siren and its adverse impact on the quality of life for impacted residents, in particular young children, such as her own, who are awaken by the device.
Ms. Romano suggested a twelve hour daily period of silence and she also requested the Council to provide her with information on the decibel level of the siren. While she recognized the need to alert the volunteers she believed that alternative approaches might exist.
Coun. Visceglia asked what time period she was suggesting for a hiatus? She replied 7:00 pm to 7:00 am or 8:00 pm to 8:00 am; she noted that other municipalities had employed those options.
Coun. Shaak promised to provide Ms. Romano with the requested information. There being no further comment the meeting was adjourned at 7:59 pm on a motion by Coun. Scott, seconded by Coun. Shaak.
Approved: 11/14/11 ______________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Resolution No: 11-81
Date: October 24th, 2011
Resolution of The Borough of Brielle
Whereas, the Brielle Municipal Court has advised the Borough that the following checks are currently on deposit in Account# 8038664191 at the Manasquan Branch of the PNC Bank:
Check #1037, dated 813109 in the amount of $10.00 Check #1244, dated 918109 in the amount of $5.00
Whereas the Borough of Brielle agrees with the Municipal Court that the aggregate of $15.00 should be returned to the Borough.
Now Therefore Be It Resolved, that PNC Bank, Manasquan Branch, is hereby requested to return the aforementioned sum of $15.00 to the Borough of Brielle.
Moved: Seconded: Vote:
The foregoing is a true copy of a Resolution passed by the Brielle Mayor Council at a meeting held on October 24th, 2011.
Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 25th day of October, 2011.
Thomas F. Nolan