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Borough of Brielle, NJ


June 25, 2012

July 10 2012

June 25, 2012

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MINUTES JUNE 25th , 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. The Administrator had no report, but he advised that there was a need for an Executive Session re: Personnel. The Administrator further requested permission to add a resolution and a motion to the consent agenda. Permission was granted.
The Mayor then recognized Mr. Pete Johner of Jersey Central Power and Light who provided the Council with an overview of innovations in the area of communicating with the public.
The salient points of the presentation were that, in response to the heavy snow storms of 2011 and Hurricane Alice, JCP&L in response to an investigation by the BPU and a series of municipal summits, had established a new procedure whereby both customers and local officials could ascertain what streets were without power, as the result of storms, by visiting You-Tube and/or texting. The information was also available on the web. Information could be accessed 24/7 and customers could generate a work order for assistance either on the web or by calling 1-88-Lights. Mr. Johner urged customers to call-in as the more calls received, the sooner the problem would be addressed; he urged residents to never assume that someone else had called in the problem.
Mr. Johner also cited JCP&L's merger with First Energy and Allegheny Power has a positive move as it provided additional trained personnel to address power outages as the combined firm could draw on workers from Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia & Maryland. Mr. Johner added that in an emergency, workers from other states from Michigan to Texas could be moved in to assist.
Mr. Johner also noted that many municipalities were prepared to assist in tree removal and debris clearance once JCP&L could affirm that the power line was dead. Mr. Johner also provided a packet of information that contains this information and is amended to these minutes. He also urged residents to call in street light that were out. There was a timeframe for repair that ranged from 3 days to check a bulb to 30 days for a line problem.
Coun. Shaak asked if a call from the municipality had more weight than a call from a resident. Mr. Johner said "yes" if it was for a public building or facility, but "no" if it were for a private residence.
There being no comments the work session was adjourned at 7:52pm on a motion by Coun. Scott, seconded by Coun. Nolan.

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MINUTES JUNE 25th, 2012 START: 7:53P.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 June 11th, 2012 were approved on a motion by Coun. Shaak, seconded by Coun. Gorham; all aye; no nays. Passed. (Coun. Nolan abstained).
Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Gorham, introduced Resolution 12-67 For Passage of the Consent Agenda.
Resolution:
A. (see insertion).
B. (see insertion).
C. (see insertion).
D. (see insertion).
E. (see insertion).
F. (see insertion).
Motion:
A. To acknowledge and voice no objection to the name change of the name "Charlie Browns Steakhouse" by CB Brielle, LLC to "Garfield's Tap & Grill".
Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan, Scott, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed. (Note: Coun. Garruzzo abstained on Motion "A".)

Coun. Visceglia, seconded by Coun. Gorham, introduced Resolution 12-68 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 June 25th, 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.

Mayor Nicol read the following proclamation (see insertion) and then recognized Coun. Scott who complimented Ms. Norman and her students for their outstanding job in providing new plantings and sprucing up the newly named "Picnic Park".

Ms. Norman and a number of the students being present, they were recognized by the Chair.
They were all participants in the Integrated Curriculum (IC) program that has supervised the plantings and clean-up. When asked by the Mayor who came up with the name "Picnic", Mr. Grieb stated that it incorporated the initials of the program "IC".

Coun. Nolan then advised that the Board of Recreation Summer Program began today and would end on Page 60

August 3rd. Thus far 200 children had registered. Recreation was also sponsoring a bus trip, on August 4th
to see the Yankees play Seattle. The cost was $65.00. Coun. Nolan also congratulated the Brielle Library on their 90th Anniversary and he added his praise to Ms. Norman and her students for the work at Picnic Park.
Coun. Garruzzo informed the public that, at approximately 5:25 pm on Saturday, June 23rd, officers responded to a serious motor vehicle accident on Union Lane in front of the Elementary School. Both the driver and the front seat passenger were injured and were transported to Jersey Shore. The driver was treated and released, but the passenger remains in critical condition. There was no damage to the School or its grounds. The accident is currently under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact Sergeant Michael Mechler.The Police Department and I would like to thank the Brielle First Aid and the Fire Company for their assistance. All three public safety organizations worked smoothly together to address this matter.
Coun. Shaak, Gorham and Visceglia having no reports, the meeting was open to the public for comment.
Keith McEligot, 615 Brielle Avenue, asked if the quality of the food being served at Garfield’s would be an improvement. The Administrator advised that, based on his conversation with the owner, that it was the intention to improve the atmosphere and the cuisine. Coun. Scott disagreed and cited the removal of the salad bar and the emphasis on "bar" food as detrimental.
William Brannick, 805 Schoolhouse Road, asked how many tax appeals had been received in 2012 and what impact they would have on the ratable.
The Administrator said he estimated between 150 and 200 and they had yet to be adjudicated. While the impact on the ratable could be in the millions the severe loss of 2011 was already built into the total ratable number and the adverse impact should not be as severe. Nevertheless, this loss of ratable and the 2% CAP on property taxes would further impact on the Borough's budget and the ability to deliver services. While it was too early to tell, the Borough would do whatever was necessary to address a fiscal crisis that was not unique to Brielle.

Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Shaak then introduced Resolution 12-69 to enable an Executive Session.
Whereas, the Open Public Meetings Act permits the exclusion of the Public from a meeting in certain circumstances; and
Whereas, the Borough Council of the Borough of Brielle is of the opinion that such circumstances currently exist.
Now Therefore Be It Resolved, by the Borough Council of the Borough of Brielle, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey, on June 25th, 2012, as follows:
1. The Public shall be excluded from discussion of and action upon the hereinafter specified subject matters.
2. The general nature of the subject matter to be discussed is as follows: "Personnel".
3. It is anticipated at this time that the above stated subject matters will be made public when the need for confidentiality no longer exists.
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Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan, Scott, Shaak, Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed

The Executive Session began at 7:59 p.m. and ended at 8:35p.m. The session was adjourned on a motion by Coun. Nolan, seconded by Coun. Visceglia.
Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Scott. Nolan introduced Resolution 12-70 to appoint Scott R. Imbriaeo as Tax Assessor, effective this term, to a four year term, as established by statute, that shall begin on July 1st, 2012 and end June 30th, 2016, at a salary not to exceed $23,000.00.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:36 p.m. on a motion by Coun. Shaak, seconded by Coun. Gorham.
Approved: July 9th, 2012.

_________________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk




Resolution No.: 12-67-A
Date: June 25th, 2012



Resolution of the Borough of Brielle



Whereas, Cingular Wireless, PCS, LLC posted a Performance Bond #022-017-113 in the amount of $20,00.00, on September 23rd, 2006, as per the requirements of a Lease Agreement with the borough of Brielle #FA10010003, and

Whereas, the requirements of the lease agreement have been met and it is no longer necessary to retain the bond.

Now Therefore Be It Resolved, that the Municipal Clerk is hereby authorized to release Performance Bond #022-017-113.

Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan, Scott, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. None absent None abstained. Passed.
Certification
The foregoing is a true copy of a resolution passed by the Brielle Mayor & Council at a meeting held on June 25th, 2012.
Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 26th day of June, 2012.
SEAL
__________________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk

Resolution No.: 12-67-B
Date: June 25th, 2012



Whereas, the IC Giving Back Class of 2012 has contributed to the Brielle Community through their efforts to clean-up and beautify open space at the Brielle Library and at the small park across from Constitution Park at the intersection of Higgins Avenue and State Highway #71, and
Whereas, the IC Class has asked permission to provide a name for this parcel of open space that currently lacks any official designation, and
Whereas, it is the opinion of the Mayor & Council that the idea is acceptable and that it is appropriate to permit the IC Giving Back Class of 2012 to provide a name for this parcel.
Now Therefore Be It Resolved, that henceforth the open space opposite Constitution Park shall be known as “PICNIC PARK”, and
Be It Further Resolved, that this designation shall take effect immediately upon the passage of this resolution by the Governing Body.

Resolution No.:12-67-C
Date: June 25th, 2012
INTERLOCAL SERVICE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE TOWNSHIP OF WALL AND THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE FOR THE SERVICES OF THE TOWNSHIP'S CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM (CIT) TO THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

WHEREAS, the Township of Wall and the Borough of Brielle are municipal corporations in the County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey, and have been formed in compliance with the applicable statutes; and

WHEREAS, the Township of Wall and Borough of Brielle desire to enter into an agreement under the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40:8A-1, et seq., known as the "Interlocal Service Act" in order to allow the Borough of Brielle to utilize the services of the Wall Township Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) to offer support, comfort and resource information to victims of domestic violence.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT AGREED that:

1. The Borough of Brielle will be able to utilize the services of the Wall Township Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) for a one (1) year period commencing on May 1st, 2012, and terminating on April 30th, 2013.

2. The Borough of Brielle will pay to the Township of Wall the sum of $1,500.00 per year for the services of the Township's Crisis Intervention Team. Said sum will be applied to the cost of the Township's liability insurance policy which shall be maintained for the duration of this Agreement.

If a dispute should arise from this Agreement or a refusal to perform the contract, or should there be an issue-of interpretation of the terms of the Agreement, or the issue of satisfactory performance of the contract, then the parties hereto do agree to submit the same to dispute resolution pursuant to the New Jersey Alternative Procedure for Dispute Resolution Act, N.J.S.A.

CERTIFICATION

The foregoing is a true copy of a resolution adopted by the Brielle Mayor & Council at a meeting held on June 25th, 2012.

Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 26th day of June, 2012.

SEAL
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk


Resolution No.: 12-67-D Date: June 25th, 2012

RESOLUTION OF THE
GOVERNING BODY OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE
AWARDING A PROFESSIONAL CONTRACT
WHEREAS, the above entity has been formed pursuant to the applicable New Jersey Statutes; and
WHEREAS, in order to fulfill its statutory duties it is necessary that the Borough of Brielle retain the services of an Solid Waste Attorney; and
WHEREAS, the Borough of Brielle has retained the services of Robert E. Swain, Jr. and the firm of Swain & Westerich inasmuch as they are competent to fulfill the needs of the Borough of Brielle; and
WHEREAS, the Borough of Brielle wishes to establish the rate of compensation for and to be paid to said professional;
NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved that as of this 25th day of June 2012, that;
I. Robert E. Swain, Jr. & the firm of Swain & Westerich is hereby retained by the Borough of Brielle as its Solid Waste Attorney for the period June 25th to December 31't, 2012 to perform to the terms of the Agreement between the Solid Waste Attorney and the Borough of Brielle.
2. This Contract is awarded without competitive bidding as a "Professional Service" in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A: I 1-5(1) (a) of the Local Public Contracts Law because same involves the retaining of professional services.
3. The Borough of Brielle Clerk shall cause the attached Notice to be published in the Coast Star.
___________________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk



Resolution No: 12-67-E Date: June 25th, 2012



Resolution of the Borough of Brielle



Whereas: on June 25th, 2012 The Kyleigh Sousa Foundation 1218 River Avenue Point Pleasant, NJ 08742 submitted Raffle Application No. 2012-15 ID, No. 401-5-39637 for an 50/50 raffle, to be held at Manasquan River Golf Club, 843 Riverview Drive Brielle NJ 08730 on Saturday, July 28th, 2012 at 7-11:00pm.

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.

Certification

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 June 25th, 2012.

Witness my Hand and Seal of the Borough of Brielle this 25th day of June 2012.


Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk












Resolution No: 12-67-F Date: June 25th, 2012



Resolution of the Borough of Brielle



Whereas: on June 25th, 2012 The Kyleigh Sousa Foundation 1218 River Avenue Point Pleasant, NJ 08742 submitted Raffle Application No. 2012-16 ID, No. 401-5-39637 for an Gift Auction, to be held at Manasquan River Golf Club, 843 Riverview Drive Brielle NJ 08730 on Saturday, July 28th, 2012 at 7-11:00pm.

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.

Certification

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 June 25th, 2012.

Witness my Hand and Seal of the Borough of Brielle this 25th day of June 2012.


Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk










Motion No.: 12-67-A
Date: June 25th, 2012




BOROUGH OF BRIELLE MOTION


Be It So Moved:
The Borough of Brielle acknowledges and voices no objection to the name change of "Charlie Browns Steakhouse", by CB Brielle, LLC to "Garfield's Tap & Grill".
Moved By: Coun. Garruzzo.
Seconded By: Coun. Gorham.

Coun. Gorham, Nolan, Scott, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Motion passed. (Conn. Garruzzo abstained).
Certification
The foregoing motion was passed by the Brielle Mayor & Council on June 25th, 2012.

____________________________
Thomas F. Nolan, RMC Clerk/Administrator


 

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