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September 10th, 2012

October 01 2012

September 10th, 2012

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MINUTES SEPTEMBER 10th, 2012
WORK SESSION START: 7:30 PM

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

Mayor Nicol convened the work session in compliance with the Open Public Meetings and recognized the Administrator who advised that he had nothing to report. However, students from the elementary School were in attendance and wished to make a presentation to the Governing Board re: ICHOPE Program.

Several students from Brielle Elementary School, Matthew Kelly, Ally Kaden, Joseph Ostberg and Jacqueline Lorenzo addressed the Council in essence their goal was to solicit support for a "Peanut & Jelly" food drive to benefit the Food Bank of Monmouth County and other organizations seeking to address the issue of hunger.

The students requested permission to place a notice of their project on the public reader board and to use Borough Hall as a collection during the period October 1st through 5th. The goal of the students was to exceed the amount of goods gathered by the Class of 2012, an achievement that won recognition from both the Governor's Office and the County Freeholders.

There being no comments the work session was adjourned at 7:42pm on a motion by Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Gorham.

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MINUTES SEPTEMBER 10th, 2012
START: 7:43P.M.

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

Following a moment of silent prayer, a salute to the flag and a roll call, the Minutes of the August 27th, 2012 were approved on a motion by Coun. Scott, seconded by Coun. Visceglia; all aye; no nays. Passed.
Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Shaak introduced Resolution 12-81 For Passage of the Consent Agenda.

Resolution:
A. (see insertion).
Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Nolan, Scott, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed.

Coun. Visceglia seconded by Coun. Shaak, introduced Resolution 12-82 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 September 10th, 2012, 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 read the following Proclamation from the Governor (see insertion).

Mayor Nicol then called for committee reports and recognized Coun. Scott. Councilwoman Scott praised the Department of Public Works for their diligent work before, during and after Brielle Day. The Councilwoman noted that by Sunday one would never know that a major event had taken place in the park, but the Councilwoman also noted that it was a time to reflect on the contributions made by the various organizations that take pride in their community and share a sense of working together.

Coun. Scott also cited the success of Brielle’s "Shredder Day" adding that numerous residents have made inquiries as to when the next one would be held. Unfortunately the next Brielle event was slated for the spring, but a County sponsored event would take place in Spring Lake Heights on September 15th and another in Manasquan in late fall.

Coun. Nolan advised that the Library Book Sale had been a success as was the Raffle for Broadway Play Tickets.

One hundred & fifty youngsters had competed in the Dash, and one hundred sixty children had joined the Flag Football Program being divided into twenty teams. The Board of Recreation would hold the annual "Fall Festival" on October 21st.

In closing Coun. Nolan advised the public that Monmouth County was making the long-overdue repairs to the storm drainage system at 911 Park and he echoed Coun. Scott's comments on the Brielle Day.

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Coun. Garruzzo provided the public with the Police Monthly Report for August 2012. Councilman Garruzzo cited 405 cases opened, 28 adult arrests, 13 first aid calls, 5 motor vehicle accidents and 15 alarm calls. Councilman Garruzzo also shared his colleagues’ enthusiasm for Brielle Day.

Coun. Shaak advised the public that he would be meeting shortly with representatives of NJDOT regarding new planting along Route #35 and the Overpass.

Coun. Visceglia had no report, but Coun. Scott interjected that she had forgotten to mention that Clean-up Week would be the week of October 8th and the Fisk Avenue Bridge would be closed starting September 17th for approximately two weeks to permit the County to make needed repairs.

The meeting was opened to the public and the Chair recognized Edward Burke, 409 Union Avenue, who voiced his displeasure with the performance of the DPW relative to catch basins on Melrose & Ashley Avenues that he said were filled with leaves and debris.

Janet Hendricks, 615 Leslie Avenue, voiced a similar complaint concerning leaves and debris in the area of Carpenters Park and the fact that the signage authorized for Carpenter's Park had yet to be put in place.
Both residents shared a concern that the street sweeper had not been on the road for some time.

Council promised to look into this matter.
T
here being no further comments, the meeting was adjourned at 7:58 pm on a motion by Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Scott.

Approved: September 24th, 2012.

_________________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk


Resolution No.: 12-81-A
Date: September 10th, 2012

WHEREAS, there exists a Tax Title Lien on property located 421 Higgins Avenue, owned by P. Pod Inc and known as Block 77.01 Lot 3, and

WHEREAS, this lien has been redeemed by TD Bank,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that 2 checks be drawn made payable to US BANK CUST.CRESTAR CAPITAL LLC for redemption of this lien
1. Return of Premium $25,000.00
2. Lien Redemption $41,020.94

Approved

_____________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk


 

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