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March 12, 2012

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March 12, 2012

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MINUTES MARCH 12th, 2012 WORK SESSION START: 7:35 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. The Administrator had no report, but he asked for authorization to add a stipulation of settlement re: tax appeal for Block 99.03, Lot 7, to the consent agenda. Council gave their authorization.
There being no comments the work session was adjourned at 7:37 p.m. on a motion by Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan.

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MINUTES MARCH 12th, 2012 START: 7:38P.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 March 12th, 2012 were approved on a motion by Conn. Shaak, seconded by Coun Nolan; all aye; no nays. Passed.
Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan, introduced Resolution 12-35 For Passage of the Consent Agenda.
Resolution:
A. (see insertion).
B. (see insertion).
C. To accept a Stipulation of Settlement for a tax appeal, Block 99.03, Lot 7, 922 Cole Drive, for tax years 2010 & 2011.
Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan, Scott, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed. (Note: Coun. Scott requested clarification of "A" and the Administrator acknowledged that he had been incorrect, the grant in question was actually the Recycling Tonnage Grant and the Borough would receive $6,223.92 from the State based on the recycling tax of $3.00 per ton for all waste brought to the Monmouth County Landfill. The Administrator advised William Brannick, 805 Schoolhouse Road, that "B" authorized the Borough to investigate the aggregation of residential electrical power, to afford Brielle Residents a savings akin to that no received by the municipality through the SEM (Sustainable Energy Joint Meeting). Mr. Montenegro responded to Mr. Brannick's inquiry on "C" and advised that there would be no direct cost to the Borough in 2012 as the settlement amount would be spread out as a credit to future taxation.)
Coun. Visceglia, seconded by Coun. Gorham, introduced Resolution 12-36 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 March 12th, 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 a hearing and further consideration of "CALENDAR YEAR 2012: AN ORDINANCE TO EXCEED THE MUNICIPAL APROPRIATION LIMITS AND TO ESTABLISH A CAP BANK".
The hearing was opened on a motion by Coun. Nolan, seconded by Com. Garruzzo.
The Administrator advised that the ordinance was a tool utilized to permit the Borough to increase the CAP, if necessary, during the creation of the 2012 budget.
The hearing was closed on a motion by Conn. Shaak, seconded by Coun. Gorham.
Coun. Nolan, seconded by Coun. Garruzzo, introduced Resolution 12-37 for passage on final reading. Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan, Scott, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed.
Coun. Scott, seconded by Coun. Shaak, introduced Resolution 12-38 to authorize publication of passage and adoption in the Coast Star, according to law. Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan, Scott, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed.
The Mayor then called for committee reports and recognized Coun. Scott who advised the Council that clean-up days would be the week of May 14th through 18th. The Councilwoman also explained the difference between the Clean Communities Grant that was generated by a tax on products such as cigarettes and candy that were difficult to recycle. The funds from the tax were used for clean community projects such as litter receptacles.
The grant approved this evening was the Recycling Tonnage Grant and those funds came from a tax levied at the land fill in the amount of $3.00 per ton. These funds could be used for education programs, salaries and equipment.
Coun. Nolan cited the success of the Board of Recreation's "three on three" basketball program and added that the "Hot Shot Go Kick" would be held on Friday. March 31St the annual Easter Egg Hunt would take place (rain date 4/1/) at 1:00 pm in Brielle Park. Coun. Nolan was also please to note that Brielle Park would officially re-open on Friday after the completion of the upgrade.
Coun. Nolan also noted that the North vs. South competition would take place on May 19th and the Library would observe its 90th Anniversary on June 3rd @ 1:00 pm. In addition the “Traveling Zoo" would be at the Library on March 20th.
Coun. Garruzzo informed the public that, as a follow-up to the last meeting, the issue raised by Mrs. Bolger on Fisk Avenue is subject to NJDOT Guidelines which recommend putting lines on a roadway when there is an average of 4,000 per day. If that number were 6,000 vehicles it would become mandatory. A trax machine has been placed on Fisk Avenue to monitor traffic flows and it shall remain there for one week. As to the railroad crossing, it is a NJ Transit issue and they were contacted by Sergeant Mechler; we await their response.

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As to the vehicle that was parked on Fisk Avenue, it belonged to Frank's Towing, and has been moved, since it is over the legal weight limitation for parking on a public street it will not be back.

Coun. Shaak, Gorham & Visceglia had no reports and the meeting was opened for public comment. Coun. Scott took this opportunity to congratulate the Girl Scouts of American on their 100th Anniversary. Attorney Montenegro thanked the Police & First Aid for their response to an incident at the Manasquan River Golf Club where he was in attendance; he offered that it was the first time he had witnessed them in action and he had been impressed. Coun. Scott echoed his sentiments as she had also had to avail herself of their services recently.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:58 pm on a motion by Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Gorham.
Approved: March 12th, 2012

_______________________
Thomas F. Nolan, RMC

Resolution No: 12-35-A Date: March 12th, 2012
RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE
WHEREAS, The Mandatory Source Separation and Recycling Act, P.L. 1987 c.102, has established a recycling fund from which tonnage grant may be made to municipalities in order to encourage local source separation and recycling programs; and
WHEREAS, It is the intent and the spirit of the Mandatory Source Separation and Recycling Act to use the tonnage grants to develop new municipal recycling programs and to continue and to expand existing programs; and
WHEREAS, The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Energy has promulgating recycling regulations to implement the Mandatory Source Separation and Recycling Act; and
WHEREAS, The recycling regulations impose on municipalities certain requirements as a condition for applying for tonnage grants, including but not limited to, making and keeping accurate, verifiable records of materials collected and claimed by the municipality; and
WHEREAS, A resolution authorizing the Borough of Bridle to apply for such tonnage grants for calendar year 2011 will memorialize the commitment of this municipality to recycling and to indicate the assent of the Borough of Bridle to the efforts undertaken by the municipality and the requirements contained in the Recycling Act and recycling regulations; and
WHEREAS, such a resolution should designate the individual authorized to ensure the application is properly completed and timely filed.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Governing Body of the Borough of Bridle hereby endorses the submission of the recycling tonnage grant application to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Energy and designates William A. Burkhardt, Jr. to ensure that the application is properly filed; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the monies received from the recycling tonnage grant be deposited in a dedicated recycling trust fund to-be used solely for the purposes of recycling.
Vote:
CERTIFICATION
The foregoing is a true copy of a Resolution passed by the Bridle Mayor & Council at a meeting held on March 12th, 2012.
Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 12th day of March 2012. SEAL
Thomas F. Nolan Municipal Clerk





Resolution No: 12-35-A
Date: March 12th, 2012
TAX IDENTIFICATION STATEMENT
WHEREAS, The Recycling Enhancement Act, P.L.2007, chapter 311, has established a recycling fund from which tonnage grants may be made to municipalities in order to encourage local source separation and recycling programs; and
WHEREAS, There is levied upon the owner or operator of every solid waste facility (with certain exceptions) a recycling tax of $3.00 per ton on all solid waste accepted for disposal or transfer at the solid waste facility.
WHEREAS, Whenever a municipality operates a municipal service system for solid waste collection, or provides for regular solid waste collection service under a contract awarded pursuant to the "Local Public Contracts Law", the amount of the grant monies received by the municipality shall not be less than the annual amount of recycling tax paid by the municipality except that all grant monies received by the municipality shall be expended only for its recycling program.
REA Tax certified by: M&S Waste

Name of Official: Thomas Nolan

Title of Official: Administrator

Date: March 3rd, 2012 2,074.64 Tons @ $3.00 per ton = $6223.92







NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Borough of Brielle that the Borough of Brielle hereby certifies a submission of expenditure for taxes paid pursuant to P.L.2007, chapter 311, in 2011 in the amount of $6223.92. Documentation supporting this submission is available at 601 Union Lane, Brielle and shall be maintained for no less than five years from this date.


Resolution No: 12-35-B
Date: March 12th, 2012
A RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE, TO ASCERTAIN
IF THE GOVERNING BODY SHALL VOTE TO INITIATE THE PROCESS TO AGGREGATE ELECTRICAL LOAD, PURSUANT TO THE GOVERNMENT ENERGY AGGREGATION ACT 0 2003 (PL.2003,C24).
Whereas, the State of New Jersey has been engaged in a process to establish a competitive market place through deregulation and restructuring of the electric utility industry;
Whereas, citizens of Brielle have a substantial economic and social interest at stake, and;
Whereas the Borough of Brielle hereby finds that it may be in the interest of the electric ratepayers, both residential and commercial/industrial, to enter into an aggregation agreement,
Be it therefore resolved that the Borough of Brielle hereby:
Publicly declares its intent to become an aggregator of electric power on behalf of its residential and business communities, and;
Will negotiate and enter into a contract for power supply independently. If such a contract is executed, individual residential consumers would retain the option not to participate and to choose any alternatives they desire, or take any other action relative thereto.
CERTIFICATION
The foregoing is a true copy of a resolution passed by the Brielle Mayor & Council of the Borough of Brielle, at a meeting held on March 12th, 2012.
Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 13th day of March, 2012.
____________________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk

 

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