A Community by the River

Borough of Brielle, NJ

November 26, 2012

January 02 2013

November 26th, 2012

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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.

There being no comments the hearing was closed and the work session adjourned at 7:32pm on a motion by Councilman Nolan seconded by Councilman Garruzzo

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MINUTES NOVEMBER 26th, 2012 START: 7:33 P.M.



Following a moment of silent prayer, a salute to the flag and a roll call, the Minutes of November 13th, 2012 were approved on a motion by Coun., Garruzzo seconded by Coun. Nolan all aye; no nays. passed.
Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan introduced Resolution 12-93 For Passage of the Consent Agenda.

A.To authorize a refund of taxes re: Veteran’s Disability Block 62.01 Lot 28.02, in the amount of $2,570.28

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

Councilman Garruzzo, seconded by Councilwoman Scott introduced Resolution 12-94 to transfer funds (see insertion). Vote: Councilman Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan, Scott, Shaak & Visceglia: all aye. No nays. Passed.

Councilman Visceglia, seconded by Councilman Shaak introduced Resolution 12-95 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 26th, 2012, as reviewed by the Finance Committee and as listed on the Resolution and the Computer Bill List amended thereto.

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

Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Councilman Nolan, then introduced Resolution 12-96 to carry the hearing on the 2013 Salary Ordinance to December 10th, 2012. Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan, Scott, Shaak & Visceglia: all aye. No nays. Passed

Resolution No.:12-94- A

Date: November 26th, 2012

Resolution of the Borough of Brielle

Whereas, NJSA: 4A58 provides for making transfers between 2012 Budget appropriation accounts during the months of November & December, and
Whereas, It has become necessary at this time to expend funds in excess of the sums appropriated for the purposes specified in the 2012 budget, and
Whereas, the governing body may, by resolution, transfer existing excess to an appropriation deemed insufficient.

Now therefore be it resolved, (no less than 2/3 of the full membership of the governing body affirmatively confirming), that the following transfers be made between appropriation accounts in the 2012 budget:
From: Planning Board 0/E $ 15,000.00
Insurance General Liability $20,000.00
To: Legal 0/E . $35,000.00
Approved: November 26th, 2012

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Councilwoman Scott advised that the DPW had completed two tours of the town collecting brush, trees and vegetative waste, including some leaves. Many areas impacted by bulky household waste from flood water had also been cleared. To date M&S Carting and George Harms had removed approximately forty-eight roll offs of bulky waste at an estimated cost of $61,999.00.

The lion's share of this work was accomplished by the "claw" and currently the Borough was concentrating on the collection of bulky waste. Councilwoman Scott was somewhat dismayed by the fact that some residents were treating the storm as an excuse to dispose of the materials usually collected during clean-up weeks. This was not the intent of the current effort. Councilwoman Scott added that trees and limbs were being collected, but residents were reminded that regular brush collection was suspended during leaf season and leaves should be held until the storm clean-up was completed.

Trees and other vegetative waste were being taken to an NJDEP approved site at Brielle Park where a leased tub grinder was converting the material to chips and mulch.

The DPW was not able to adhere to a schedule, but as of today the crews were in the North East section of the Borough and anticipated moving on from there. DPW Overtime had been limited and would end this evening as crews prepared to meet the potential snow.

In closing, Councilwoman Scott conveyed Superintendent McArthur's appreciation to the Hendricks Family for their voluntary effort to clean-up Carpenter's Park. The recent water main break on Legg Place was also mentioned and residents were reminded that November 29th was the fifth Thursday and recyclables would not be collected, although the recycling yard remained opened. Normal collection would resume on December 6th.
Councilman Nolan informed the public that biddy basketball sign-ups would take place on November 26th, the annual tree lighting would be December 2nd, and the Library's Hurricane Sandy appeal "wrap for relief' would be held from December 1st through 21st. Patrons gifts were wrapped for a dollar and all contributions went to storm relief for local residents. County sponsored library events are currently in abeyance and a meeting has been rescheduled to December 11th. Councilman Nolan anticipated an explanation at that time and a representation from the Brielle Library would be attending. In any event it was anticipated that things would return to normal in January 2013.

Councilman Shaak was please to report that NJDOT had completed the landscape project along the Route #35 overpass and performed some remedial storm damage control as well.

Councilman Shaak noted that, when the accolades were handed out to the volunteers at the last meeting two young people were left out. Dana Harriman had been engaged in a disaster preparedness project and had stocked the First Aid Building much needed supplies for an anticipated "future event". Ms. Harriman's foresight had been greatly appreciate during the recent storm.

Frank Garruzzo, Jr., a student at Steven's Institute of Technology, has assisted the Squad in getting their Face Book page up and running and thereby providing the public with vital information throughout the hurricane.

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Councilman Garruzzo, Gorham and Visceglia having no report, the meeting was open to the public. Janet Hendricks, Leslie Avenue, was recognized and she asked how the Borough planned to address the numerous paint cans, gasoline cans and chemical containers adrift in the flood waters?

Councilwoman Scott advised the matter was being reviewed with Superintendent McArthur. There being no further comments the meeting was adjourned at 7:55 pm on a motion by Councilman Shaak, seconded by Councilman Garruzzo.

Approved: December 10th, 2012

Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk