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January 23, 2012

March 08 2012

January 23, 2012

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MINUTES JANUARY 23rd, 2012 WORK SESSION START: 7:33 PM

PRESENT: MAYOR NICOL, COUN. GARRUZZO, GORHAM, NOLAN, SCOTT, SHAAK & VISCEGLIA. ATTORNEY MONTENEGRO & ADMINISTRATOR NOLAN.

ABSENT: NONE.

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, but he advised that Patrolmen First Class Michael Mechler & Gary Olsen were present in anticipation of their promotion to the rank of Sergeant.

Coun. Garruzzo informed the public that Sergeant Michael Mechler was hired by the Brielle Police Department as a Class II Special in April 1998 and served in that capacity until he was made a patrolman in February 2000. Sergeant Mechler is a Certified DARE Instructor and served as DARE Officer to the Brielle Elementary School for ten years. Sergeant Mechler also served as Juvenile Officer & Traffic Safety Officer. He is also the President of Brielle PBA.

Sergeant Mechler has a BA in Criminal from Monmouth University and a MA in Administrative Science from Farleigh Dickinson University; he is currently pursuing his MA in Criminal Justice from New Mexico State University.

Raised in Wall Township with his brother Ron by parents Ron & Laurel; he currently resides in Brielle with wife Lisa, and their daughters Sophia & Stella.

Sergeant Gary J. Olsen joined the force as a Relief Dispatcher in May, 1991. In June 1992 he became a Class II Special. He continued to work in that capacity until his appointment as patrolman on June 17th, 1996.

As a patrolman Sergeant was the Borough's first K-9 Officer where he worked with his partner Bocce from September 1997 until Bocce's retirement in October 2004. Subsequently Sergeant Olsen concentrated on drug and alcohol enforcement and he received his Certification as a "Drug Recognition" expert from the State of New Jersey. Sergeant Olsen is also the Department's Terminal Agency Coordinator, Regional Domestic Violence Response Team Representative and the PBA Secretary.

Sergeant Olsen was born and raised in Wall Township where he resided with his parents Bernard & Elizabeth Olsen and his brother Eric, a Wall Policeman. A graduate of Wall Township H.S., Sergeant Olsen attended Wesley College in Dover, Delaware where he majored in Political Science and History.


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When he is not working, Sergeant Olsen spends his time with his wife, Shannon, and their two children Zachary & Kiersten. Sergeant Olsen is also active as a State Officer in the Ancient & Honorable Society of Free & Accepted Masons.

Coun. Garruzzo then administered the oath of office to both officers and noted that he was proud of both men who he was confident would be a credit to the Department.

Chief Palmer reminded those assembled how difficult the process was, the time it took in study and preparation, the hours away from friends and family, but he was pleased with the selection process and praised both of the new Sergeants as outstanding Policemen.

Mayor Nicol offered that it was gratifying to see the number of their fellow police officers, both from Brielle and neighboring communities (he cited Chief Brice of Wall Township) who had come out to support the new Sergeants.

There being no comments the work session was adjourned at 7:45 p.m. on a motion by Coun. Shaak, seconded by Coun. Nolan.

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MINUTES JANUARY 23rd, 2012 START: 7:46P.M.

PRESENT: MAYOR NICOL, COUN. GARRUZZO, GORHAM, NOLAN, SCOTT, SHAAK & VISCEGLIA. ATTORNEY MONTENEGRO & ADMINISTRATOR NOLAN.

ABSENT: NONE.

Following a moment of silent prayer, a salute to the flag and a roll call, the Minutes of the January 9th, 2012 were approved on a motion by Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun Visceglia; all aye; no nays. Passed.

Coun. , Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan, introduced Resolution 12-13 for passage of the Consent Agenda.

Resolution:
A. (see insertion).
B. To accept a stipulation of settlement re: Tax Assessment Block 75.01, Lot 3.
C. (see insertion).
D. To authorize the National Multiple Sclerosis's Society’s New Jersey Metro Chapter to conduct their annual "Coast the Coast" Bike Tour through Brielle on May 19th, 2012.
E. (see insertion).
F. To waive the Food Handler Permit fees for Brielle Fire Company No.1 and the
Brielle Elementary School.

Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan, Scott, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed. (Note: Coun. Shaak & Visceglia abstained on "F". Coun. Scott inquired as to where the "no passing" zone was located. The Administrator explained that it was not in Brielle, but Brielle was on the same NJDOT Map Sheet, hence approval was required. William Brannick, 805 School House Road, asked the location of Carpenter's Park and was informed that it was on Green Avenue, by the Railroad Crossing.)

Coun. Visceglia, seconded by Coun. Shaak, introduced Resolution 12-14 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 23rd, 2012, as reviewed by the Finance Committee and as listed on the Resolution and the Computer Bill List amended thereto. Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan, Scott, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed.

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Mayor Nicol then announced that the time had arrived for the introduction and passage on the first reading of "AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE ENTITLED "EXEMPT SIGNS NOT REQUIRING BUILDING PERMIT".

Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan, introduced Resolution 12-17 for passage on introduction and first reading of the foregoing ordinance. Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan, Scott, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed.

Coun. Scott, seconded by Coun. Nolan introduced Resolution 12-18 to authorize publication in the Coast Star for a hearing to be held at 7:30 pm, on February 13th, 2012, at Borough Hall. Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan, Scott, Shaak & Visceglia: all aye. No nays. Passed.

Mayor Nicol announced that the time had arrived for the introduction and passage on first reading of "AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTERS 20 & CHAPTER 9 OF THE BOROUGH CODE".

Coun. Scott, seconded by Coun. Garruzzo introduced Resolution 12-19 for passage on introduction and first reading of the foregoing Ordinance. Coun. Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan, Scott, Shaak & Visceglia: all aye. No nays. Passed.

Coun. Scott, seconded by Coun. Garruzzo introduced Resolution 12-20 to authorize publication in the Coast Star for a hearing to be held at 7:30 PM, on February 13th, 2012, at Borough Hall. Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan, Scott, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed.

Coun. Scott advised the public of the new "roll-off' container at the Recycling Center for electronic items. The former sheds were now over twenty years old, and this new approach was in keeping with the Borough's goal to eliminate double handling of recyclables. Future plans included roll-offs for glass, plastic, aluminum and cardboard. Coun. Scott also reminded the public that a recycling collection box for cell phones was now situated at Borough Hall.

Coun. Scott also praised the Brielle Elementary School students for their on-going recycling efforts and their innovative approach to the subject. Coun. Scott and Recycling Burkhardt had initiated their enforcement program and were gratified by the excellent job being down by Mr. Wilcox at his site on Route #71 where all areas of recycling were being properly addressed both within the office complex and the parking lot.

While some other commercial locations were not up to par, all those visited had been responsive and this boded well for the future. Coun. Scott reminded the assembly that the program was there to educate and assist and she and Mr. Burkhardt looked forward to fostering those ends throughout the Borough.


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Regarding the Library Coun. Nolan noted that downloads of books were now available for I-pods and Kindles and could be accessed through the Library web site. He also cited the Library's award of a $570.00 grant to enhance its music collection.

Turning to Recreation he noted the February 26th Ski Trip to Blue Mountain, sign-ups would be held at Curtis House, on January 31st, between the hours of 7:00 & 8:00 pm. The 3 on 3 basketball tournament was scheduled for March 2nd.

In closing Coun. Nolan advised the public of a possible disruption of NJ Transit service between Brielle and Bay Head as work was performed on the bridge.

Coun. Garruzzo informed the public that he was in receipt of the Police Department's "Year End" Report. In 2011 the Municipal Court collected $312,771.76 in fines of which the Police Department received $162,731.55. The Brielle Police issued 2,937 moving violations and 56 parking violations. In addition 56 DWI summonses were issued in 2011.

Coun. Garruzzo also congratulated the newly promoted Sergeants and he reiterated his belief that they would be a credit to the Department.

Coun. Shaak advised that there had been a delay in the planned silencing of the exterior Fire & First Aid Siren from 8:00pm to 6:00 am, due to the need to reprogram the siren; he anticipated this work being accomplished in the near future.

Coun. Shaak also cited the removal of trees along Route 35 from Brandywyne East to School House Road by JCP&L; he was uncertain as to if and when the State would entertain replanting.

In closing, Coun. Shaak advised that the Glimmer Glass Bridge would once again be closed on Friday, January 27th, for repairs. The closure was anticipated to be for one day.

Coun. Gorham & Visceglia having no reports, the Chair opened the meeting to the public and recognized Sam Lugiano, 532 Union Lane, who thanked the Council for their efforts to curtail the use of the siren. Mr. Lugiano then voiced a concern over traffic violations at the confluence of Union Avenue & Union Lane. Coun. Garruzzo stated that he would review the problem with the Chief.

Coun. Scott concurred that there was a problem, but added it appeared to be curtailed when a police car was present. Mr. Lugiano concurred, but recognized that a car could not be placed there twenty-four seven.

Mr. Lugiano also had a complaint as to piles of brush in the vacant lot adjacent to his property. The matter was referred to Code Enforcement.
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There being no further comment, the meeting was adjourned at 8:08 pm on a motion by Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Shaak.
Approved: February 13th, 2012. ______________________
Thomas F. Nolan Municipal Clerk



Resolution No: 12-15-A
Date: January 23rd, 2011

Resolution of the Borough of Brielle

Whereas, the State of New Jersey Department of Transportation, Bureau of Traffic Engineering & Investigations has completed an investigation regarding a "No Passing Zone" along NJ71 in the vicinity of MP 0.1, and

Whereas, in order to legally establish the aforementioned zone the NJDOT must promulgate a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) and this action requires a Resolution of Support from impacted municipalities, and

Whereas, based on discussions with representatives of NJDOT, the Borough of Brielle is satisfied that the TRO shall not adversely impact the Borough.

Now Therefore Be It Resolved, that the Governing Body of the Borough of Brielle does hereby offer this resolution in support of the proposed Traffic Regulation Order.

Moved By:

Seconded:

Certification

The foregoing is a true copy of a resolution passed by the Brielle Mayor & Council at a meeting held on January 23rd, 2012.

Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 24th day of January, 2012.


SEAL



_________________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk

Resolution No: 12-15-C
Date: January 23rd, 2012

Resolution of the Borough of Brielle

Whereas, Chapter 13 of the Code of the Borough of Brielle authorizes the Public Works Committee, with the approval of the Governing Body, to operate all parks in the Borough of Brielle, and

Whereas, the Public Works Committee is of the opinion that the park known as "Carpenters" Park, located on Green Avenue, should be closed at dusk in the interest of public safety.

Now Therefore Be It Resolved, that effective this date Carpenter's Park be posted with signage to prohibit any occupancy or utilization by any individual(s) after dusk each day of the week.


Certification

The foregoing is a true copy of a resolution passed by the Brielle Mayor & Council at a meeting held on January 23rd, 2012.

Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 24th day of January, 2012.




SEAL
Thomas F. Nolan Municipal Clerk


RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH
OF SEA GIRT & BOROUGH OF BRIELLE AUTHORIZING, THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE TO PROCURE THE USE OF THE BOROUGH OF SEA GIRT'S STREET SWEEPER ON A PER DIEM BASIS.

Whereas, the Borough of Sea Girt and the Borough of Brielle have been formed in compliance with the applicable statutes of the State of New Jersey and are municipal corporations, and

Whereas, the Borough of Brielle requires the occasional use of a Street Sweeper, and


Now Therefore Be It Resolved, on this 23rd day of January, 2012 by the Governing Body of the Borough of Sea Girt and the Governing Body of the Borough of Brielle, county of Monmouth, State of New Jersey agree as follows:

1. The Mayor & Clerk of the Borough of Brielle are hereby authorized to execute an Shared Service Agreement with the Borough of Sea Girt for the provision of same.

Moved By: Seconded: Vote:

Certification

The foregoing is a true copy of a resolution passed by the Mayor & Council of the Borough of Brielle at a meeting held on January 23rd, 2012.

Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 24th day of January, 2012.




SEAL
Thomas F. Nolan Municipal Clerk

 

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