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November 13, 2012

January 02 2013

November 13th, 2012

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MINUTES NOVEMBER 13th, 2012 WORK SESSION START: 5:00 PM

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

ABSENT: COUN. GORHAM & VISCEGLIA

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.

Councilman Garruzzo, in his role as Police Commissioner, then presented the new Class II Special Officer, Brian Stahl. Brian graduated Point Pleasant Borough High School. He completed basic training with the Military and served in Italy, California, Israel and Afghanistan as a Military Policeman through June 2012. Brian will enter the Monmouth County Police Academy Class II training class in January 2013. He already has 70 credits toward his Bachelor's Degree and is continuing his education. Brian lives in Point Pleasant with his parents and we look forward to his joining the Brielle Police Department.

Dylan Lovgren completed his internship with the Brielle Police in July 2010 as part of the Monmouth County Criminal Justice Vocational School. Upon graduation he completed a paid internship with our department. Upon graduation from the Monmouth County Police Academy as a Class II Special in May 2011, Dylan joined the Brielle Police Department. Dylan has made over thirty arrests, conducted over fifteen motor vehicle investigations and responded to over one hundred and fifty calls for service. He is a productive, hard-working and well respected member of the Department. Tonight he will become a Probationary Police Officer.

Mr. Lovgren lives with his parents in Freehold, Kevin a Corporal with the Sea Bright Police, and Donna, along with his brother Cody who is joining the Rumson Department. A graduate of Freehold Borough High School and the Monmouth County Criminal Justice School with honors, he will complete his Associate Degree in Criminal in May 2013.

Both officers received a welcome from the Council and were praised by Mayor Nicol.

There being no comments the hearing was closed and the work session adjourned at 5:16pm on a motion by Councilman Nolan seconded by Councilwoman Scott.

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MINUTES NOVEMBER 13th, 2012 START: 5:17 P.M.

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

ABSENT: COUN. GORHAM & VISCEGLIA

Following a moment of silent prayer, a salute to the flag and a roll call, the Minutes of October 22nd, 2012 were approved on a motion by Coun., Shaak seconded by Coun. Garruzzo all aye; no nays. Passed.
Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Scott introduced Resolution 12-89 For Passage of the Consent Agenda.

Resolution:
A.(see insertion)
B.To authorize the Mayor & Clerk to execute a Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of Public Works, subject to their acceptance of the agreement as promulgated by the Governing Body.
C.To extend the grace period for payment of property tax to 11/21/12
D.To release the Performance Bond & Cash Guarantee re: MRGC
E.To authorize the release of Redemption Tax Certificate #20111-01, Block 21.01, Lot 2, in the amount of $27,648.89 (lien $20,848.89. Premium $6,800.00).
F.To authorize the re-advertisement of the sanitation bids.
G.(see insertion)
H.(see insertion)

Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Nolan, Scott, & Shaak; all aye. No nays. Passed.

Councilman Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Shaak introduced Resolution 12-90 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 November 13th, 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; all aye. No nays. Passed. (Note: Councilman Shaak appointed to Finance Committee for purpose of this meeting)

Mayor Nicol then announced the introduction and passage on first reading of “AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND AND SUPPLEMENT ORDINANCE 1015, AN ORDINANCE FIXING THE SALARIES AND COMPENSATION OF THE VARIOUS OFFICERS & EMPLOYEES OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE".

Coun. Nolan, seconded by Coun. Scott then introduced Resolution 12-91 for passage on introduction and first reading of the foregoing ordinance.
Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Nolan, Scott, Shaak & Visceglia all aye. No nays. Passed.

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Councilman Garruzzo, seconded by Councilman Nolan then introduced Resolution 12-92 to authorize publication in the Coast Star for a hearing to be held on November 26th, 2012 at 7:30 pm.
Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Nolan, Scott, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed.

Mayor Nicol then called for committee reports and recognized Coun. Scott who stated that there were no words adequate to sing the praises of the Public Works Department for their dedication and long hours during and since Hurricane Sandy. The Councilwoman noted that she was constantly approached by residents who felt the same way. The work has been remarkable, and will continue until the Borough is back to normal, whatever normal may be. Approximately 230 hours of overtime has been put in, but this week should be the last of that for Sandy.

Councilwoman Scott added that all mixed tree debris has been hauled to the park, eliminating manpower and time lost on the road hauling to an outside facility. This has avoided dumping costs and enabled our department to open roads as quickly as possible. A tub grinder has been at work in the park, breaking the debris down, first to chips and with a second grind, to mulch. The grinder has been at work for two days, with several more to go, at a cost of $25,000. Some of the material will be offered to New Jersey Sand & Gravel with plenty left for use by the Borough and its residents.
The equipment has also taken a beating. The reliable claw, meant for picking up leaves and normal brush, has been overworked, lifting logs and tree stumps, and now needs to be replaced ($14,000), although it will continue in use until it no longer functions. The generator at Old Bridge Road Water Plant, due to overuse froze and needs replacement. Power was restored to the plant on November 11th. There was no interruption of service to the residents.

DPW Director Bob McArthur has been working with FEMA to get as much assistance as possible. He also expressed his appreciation early on for the help of the residents in sawing trees in the roadway. Needless to say, Councilwoman Scott was very proud of the department, but also of the community as a whole. The Councilwoman was particularly proud of Brielle's emergency services, the churches and the neighbors who helped neighbors. Overall she termed Sandy "quite an experience".

In closing she added that one sign of a return to normalcy would be the resumption of residential recycling pick-up on Thursday and commercial pick-up on Monday.

Councilman Nolan echoed Coun. Scott's feelings and had nothing but praise for the Emergency Services, Fire, Police and First Aid. He also was impressed by the way the residents came out to help each other by running extension cords from generators to share power, proving hot showers, and even coordination of children's play activities. He offered KUDOS to all.

Councilman Nolan also thanked the Public Safety personnel and saw them as a real value to the community. He thanked all the people who rose to the occasion during the storm whether the restaurants that provided food or those who lent generators to neighbors. Coun. Nolan had particular praise for the First Aid Squad whose building acted as a hub for storm recovery providing warmth, hot showers and coffee.

Coun. Nolan had also witnessed the volunteers in action as they rescued two elderly people from rising water on Osprey Point; he termed their action phenomenal.

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In closing, Councilman Nolan noted that the Library had cancelled its annual fundraiser, but would conduct a "Wrap-A-Thon" from 12/1 to 12/22 during regular hours. The gifts will be wrapped for $1.00 each and all proceeds will go directly to Brielle Relief efforts arising from Hurricane Sandy. Volunteers are welcome and information will be disseminated by the Municipal & Library Signs, school flyers, the Coast Star, web sites and the Patch.

Turning to Recreation it was noted that Brielle shall play Manasquan in a flag football game, all monies raised are being used for hurricane relief.

Councilman Garruzzo offered that his report had been given during the work session, but he too echoed the praise for the volunteers and the community as a whole during these trying times.

Councilman Shaak noted that despite the criticism of some when the First Aid Shelter was designed, it proved itself during the hurricane with over a thousand people utilizing its facilities. The community came together with food donations to the Squad. The Fire Company answered one hundred and twenty calls and responded to two fires, not to mention pumping out basements until the ground water table rendered that action impractical. Meantime the EMS answered fifty calls and manned the shelter 24/7.

Coun. Shaak praised the OEM Team and singled out Mayor Nicol, Chief Palmer and Bob McArthur for a job well done. Councilman Shaak added that he never dreamed that he would be called upon to use the public safety skills learned over decades of volunteerism and he hoped he would never be called upon to use them again, but he remained grateful to a community where everyone pulled together in time of crisis.

Mayor Nicol, in his capacity as OEM Coordinator, ranked the services employed during the crisis. Number One he said were the Volunteers. Number One was the community as whole. Number One was the Police Department and Number One was the DPW. No one failed to perform and they all did a stellar job and, while Brielle may have fared better than some communities, he still urged residents to pray to the FEMA Gods for relief and he urged the federal government to print $1,000 dollar bills and send them to Brielle.

The Administrator offered that he had been remiss in advising Coun. Scott that DPW Employee Douglas DeSilva and his co-workers had received numerous accolades from the residents of Ocean Drive for his work in clearing debris from the roadway. Councilwoman Scott called Mr. DeSilva the "King of the Claw".

There being no questions from the public the meeting was adjourned at 5:28 pm on a motion by Coun. Shaak, seconded by Coun. Nolan.
Approved: November 26th, 2012


Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk

Resolution No.:12-89-A

Date: November 13th, 2012

Resolution of the Borough of Brielle

Whereas, Chapter 15, Section 3.15 of the Code of the Borough of Brielle entitled "Rights & Powers of Council to Change Rates & Control & Limit the Use of Water, and

Whereas, it has become necessary for the Mayor & Council to exercise those powers regarding delinquent water bills.

Now Therefore Be It Resolved, that the Council shall offer an Application for A Payment Plan, the prerequisite for which is a minimum payment of 30%. The terms thereafter require the liquidation of the remaining balance in two installments prior to the next billing cycle. All applications shall be approved by the Business Administrator and shall be subject to the ultimate approval of the Mayor & Council.

Moved By:
Seconded By:
Vote:

CERTIFICATION

The foregoing is a true copy of a resolution approved by the Brielle Mayor & Council at a meeting held on November 13th, 2012.

Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 14th day of November, 2012.

_________________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk

Resolution No.: 12-89-G
Date: November 13th, 2012

Resolution of the Borough of Brielle

Whereas, Dylan James Lovgren has demonstrated the ability and qualifications required to serve as a Probationary Police Officer.

Now Therefore Be It Resolved, that Dylan James Lovgren be appointed a Probationary Police Officer for the Borough of Brielle, effective this date of November 13th, 2012.

Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Nolan, Scott, & Shaak; all aye. No nays. Passed.
Absent: Coun. Gorham & Visceglia.

CERTIFICATION
The foregoing is a true copy of a resolution approved by the Brielle Mayor & Council at a meeting held on November 13th, 2012.

Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 14th day of November, 2012.

SEAL

_________________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk

Resolution No.: 12-89-H

Date: November 13th, 2012

Resolution of the Borough of Brielle

Whereas, Brian C. Stahl has demonstrated the ability and qualifications required to serve as a Class II Special Police Officer.

Now Therefore Be It Resolved, that Brian C. Stahl be appointed a Class II Special Police Officer for the Borough of Brielle, effective this date of November 13th, 2012.

Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Nolan, Scott, & Shaak; all aye. No nays. Passed.
Absent: Coun. Gorham & Visceglia.

CERTIFICATION

The foregoing is a true copy of a resolution approved by the Brielle Mayor & Council at a meeting held on November 13th, 2012.

Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 14th day of November, 2012.

SEAL

_________________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk


 

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