Borough of Brielle, NJ
| December 10, 2012
December 10th, 2012
MINUTES DECEMBER 10th, 2012 WORK SESSION START: 7:30 PM
PRESENT: MAYOR NICOL, COLN. GARRUZZO, NOLAN, SCOTT, SHAAK & VISCEGLIA. 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.
Mayor Nicol then presented a check in the amount of $2,500.00 to the Manasquan Big Blue Cheerleaders to assist them in meeting the expenses entailed during their recent competition in Disney World. The check was presented by the Governing Body and the Brielle 10K Race Committee.
The Cheerleaders of the Manasquan Blue Warriors had been in competitions throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania & Delaware. Ultimately, they qualified to compete against the twenty-five best teams in the nation in the finals in Orlando. They finished sixth in the country:
There being no comments the hearing was closed and the work session adjourned at 7:35pm on a motion by Councilman Nolan seconded by Councilman Garruzzo.
MINUTES DECEMBER 10th, 2012 START: 7:36 P.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 November 26th, 2012 were approved on a motion by Coun. Scott seconded by Coun. Visceglia all aye; no nays. passed.
Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan introduced Resolution 12-97 For Passage of the Consent Agenda.
D.To authorize the Mayor & Clerk to execute the 2013 Transportation Agreement with Monmouth County.
E.To authorize the Mayor & Clerk to execute an agreement with the Brielle Elementary school for shared custodial services.
G.To accept a proposal from Birdsall Engineering for the preparation of bid specifications re: Replacement of Union Lane Water Storage Tank.
Vote: Coun. Garruzzo, Nolan, Scott, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed. (Note: Coun. Nolan abstained on "G").
Councilman Visceglia, seconded by Councilman Shaak introduced Resolution 12-98 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 December 10th, 2012, as reviewed by the Finance Committee and as listed on the Resolution and the Computer Bill List amended thereto.
Vote: Councilman Garruzzo, Nolan, Scott, Shaak & Visceglia: all aye. No nays. Passed.
Mayor Nicol then announced that the time had arrived for a hearing on further consideration of "AN ORDNANCE TO AMEND AND SUPPLEMENT ORDNANCE 1015, AN ORDINANCE FIXING THE SALARIES AND COMPENSATION OF THE VARIOUS OFFICERS & EMLOYEES OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE".
The hearing was opened on a motion by Councilwoman Scott, seconded by Councilman Nolan.
The Administrator explained that the ordinance was a requirement of state statute and merely set the ranges wherein the annual salaries of municipal employees would fall.
The hearing was closed on a motion by Councilwoman Scott, seconded by Councilman Nolan.
Councilman Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Nolan then introduced Resolution 12-99 for passage and adoption on final reading of the foregoing ordinance. Vote: Councilman Garruzzo, Nolan, Scott, Shaak & Visceglia all aye. No nays. Passed.
Councilman Shaak, seconded by Coun. Nolan then introduced Resolution 12-100 to authorize publication of passage and adoption in the Coast Star according to law. Vote: Conn. Garruzzo, Nolan, Scott, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed
Mayor Nicol then called for committee reports and recognized Coun. Scott who advised that the DPW would continue to pick-up Vegetative waste left from Hurricane Sandy. Once this was accomplished leaf Collection would begin. The time for collection would be extended, but residents were urged to keep their leaves separate from the brush and to begin to place them at the curb. Once all the storm related brush was collected, the process would cease while leaves were removed.
Regarding hazardous waste, paint cans were primarily latex and non-toxic. The contents could be solidified by various means ranging from cat litter to rags. These items could be placed in the trash. If a homeowner did have oil-based paint or toxic chemical waste it would be their responsibility to bring it to the Monmouth County disposal site in Tinton Falls.
As to newspaper, the storm had delayed collection, but the normal collection rotation would resume this Thursday and continue.
Councilman Nolan cited the success of the Board of Recreation Bus Trip to Manhattan, the Biddy Basketball Program that boasted 150 participants and the Christmas Tree Lighting.
Councilman Nolan also cited the Library's Gift Wrapping program, whereby a gift would be wrapped for a suggested $1.00 donation through December 22nd. All proceeds went to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy. On December 18th at 3:30, a tree trimming would be held at the Library for the children.
In closing, Councilman Nolan cited the Court of Honor he attended on Sunday, along with Mayor Nicol, to celebrate Steven Murdoch attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.
Councilman Garruzzo informed the public that, during the month of November, amidst the response and recovery from Hurricane Sandy, the Police made four adult arrests, conducted twenty motor vehicle accident investigations, responded to twenty five first aid calls and hundreds of calls for service, including two house fires.
Councilman Garruzzo added that Chief Palmer was impressed and gratified by the conduct of the police and all volunteer personnel throughout the storm.
Councilman Shaak had no formal report, but re-echoed his praise for Superintendent McArthur and the DPW in dealing with what was an all but daunting task in dealing with the mass of debris left by the storm. One had only to look at the staging area in Brielle Park to appreciate their efforts.
Councilman Visceglia having no report, the meeting was open to the public and the Chair recognized Mr. Joseph Landicino, 321 Fisk Avenue, who asked Council's direction regarding his rental property that was now uninhabitable five feet of water in the basement. He asked if the water/sewer bill could be waived. He also inquired as to when the stump in the municipal right-of-way would be removed and who was responsible for the sidewalk.
Mr. Landicino also inquired as to any possibility of tax relief. The Administrator had advised that line would have to be cut and capped and the meter removed in order to qualify for any relief from payment.
The Borough Attorney explained that the "excess" on a water/sewer bill could be addressed and the Administrator pointed out that a payment program was already in place to address that issue: However, the base or minimum bill was required to pay the debt service that resulted from the need for the Borough to create and maintain the water/sewer system and that could not be waived.
The Administrator advised that stumps were in the process of being removed by the Borough, but the sidewalk was the homeowner's responsibility. The attorney added that as to taxes, an individual had up until January 10th, 2013 to contact the Tax Assessor and, under the provisions of Title 54, seek relief due to the loss of property value.
The Chair then recognized Patricia Sumers, the owner of 104-106 Lake Avenue. Ms. Sumers had the same question regarding water/sewer bills and the Attorney reiterated that the base bill was tied to the debt service required to create and maintain the system.
Ms. Sumers also referenced her attendance at the Presbyterian Church in Manasquan where members of the Governing Body and FEMA met with residents to address their questions and concerns. She wished that a similar program had taken place in Brielle. Ms. Sumers did acknowledge the police presence throughout the storm and its aftermath and the fact that residents did appreciate them being on the scene and providing a sense of security.
Approved: December 26th, 2012
Thomas F. Nolan
Resolution No.: 12-97-A Date: December 10th, 2012
Borough of Brielle
Resolution of the Borough of Brielle, County of Monmouth, New Jersey,
Authorizing the submission of application Shore Community Alliance Grant
WHEREAS, the Borough of Brielle, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey recognizes that the abuse of alcohol and drugs is a serious problem in our society amongst persons of all ages: and
WHEREAS, the Borough Council further recognizes that it is incumbent upon not only public officials but upon the entire community to take action to prevent such abuses in our community; and
WHEREAS; the Borough Council has applied for funding to the Governor's council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse through the County of Monmouth; and
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED on the 10th day of December, 2012 by the Borough Council of the Borough of Brielle, in the county of Monmouth and State of New Jersey that the Council hereby recognizes the following:
1.The Borough Council does hereby authorize the submission of an application for the Shore Community Alliance grant for the calendar year 2013 in the amount of $49,072.00.
2.The Borough Council acknowledges the terms and conditions for administering the Municipal Alliance grant, including the administrative compliance and audit requirements.
The foregoing is a true copy of a resolution passed by the Brielle Mayor & Council at a meeting held on December 10th, 2012.
Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 11th day of December, 2012.
Thomas F. Nolan
Resolution no.: 12-97-B Date: December 10th, 2012
WHEREAS, there exists a Tax Title Lien on property located 312 Ashley Avenue, owned by G. Cluisman and known as Block 85 Lot 3.312, and
WHEREAS, this lien has been redeemed by Mark Mohr Esq.,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that 2 checks be drawn made payable to FNA Jersey Lien Services LLC for redemption of this lien
1)Return of Premium $14,100.00
2)Lien Redemption $9,812.34
RESOLUTION NO.: 12-97-C
DATE: December 10th, 2012
Proclamation/Resolution Supporting the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
2012 Year End Statewide Crackdown
WHEREAS, impaired drivers on our nation's roads kill .someone every 30 minutes, 59 people per day, and almost 18,000 people each Year; and
WHEREAS, alcohol impairment is a factor in 25% of motor vehicle fatalities in New Jersey; and
WHEREAS, an enforcement crackdown is planned to Combat impaired driving; and
WHEREAS, the season at the end of the year is traditionally a time of social gathering which often include alcohol; and
WHEREAS, the State of New Jersey, Division of Highway Safety, has asked law enforcement agencies throughout the state to participate in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over End Statewide Crackdown; and
WHEREAS, the project will involve increased impaired driving enforcement from December 7th, 2012 through January 2nd,, 2013; and
WHEREAS, an increase in impaired driving enforcement and a reduction in impaired driving will save lives on our roadway;
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Borough of Brielle declares its support for the Drive sober Or Get Pulled Over 2012 Year End Statewide Crackdown from December 7th, 2012 through January 2nd, 2013 and pledges to increase awareness of the dangers of drinking and driving.
I, Thomas F. Nolan do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of a resolution adopted by the Governing Body of the Borough of Brielle at a meeting held on the 10th day of December, 2012.
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunder set my hand and official seal of the municipality this 11th day of December 2012.
Thomas F. Nolan
BOROUGH OF BRIELLE
RESOLUTION No.: 12-97-F
RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF
BRIELLE, MONMOUTH COUNTY, NEW JERSEY, AWARDING A CONTRACT
TO M&S WASTE SERVICES, INC., FOR SOLID WASTE COLLECTION
SERVICE IN THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE, MONMOUTH COUNTY, NEW JERSEY.
WHEREAS, the Borough of Brielle advertised for and received bids pursuant to the “Local Public Contracts Law” (N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1 et seq.) for solid waste collection, in the Borough (the “Project”); and
WHEREAS, the Borough of Brielle received five bids for the Project at the bid opening held in the Borough Hall of the Borough of Brielle at 10:15 a.m. on November 28, 2012; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to requirements of "The Open Public Meetings Act" (N.J.S.A. 10:4-8 et seq.) on December 10, 2012, the governing body met in a Work Session and reviewed the options contained in the bid specifications and the bid submitted by the bidder; and
WHEREAS, the governing body has determined that it is in the best interest of the Borough to select OPTION "III", for solid waste collection service for a contract period of five years; and
WHEREAS, M&S WASTE SERVICES, INC, (hereafter "M&S"), submitted the lowest responsible bid on the option which the Borough determined that it desired for the services bid upon for this Project; and
WHEREAS, the Borough Council is desirous of awarding a contract to M&S for a five year period commencing January 1, 2013, and terminating December 31, 2017;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Borough Council of the Borough of Brielle, Monmouth County, New Jersey, on this 10th day of December, 2012, as follows:
1.A contract is hereby awarded to M&S for solid waste collection, under OPTION “ III" of the bid specifications for this Project for a five year period commencing January 1, 2013, to December 31, 2017, at a cost of Eight Hundred, Seventy-Four Thousand, One Hundred and 00/100 Dollars ($874,100.00), said sum to be billed monthly so that it is payable in equal annual installments of One Hundred, Seventy-Four Thousand, Eight Hundred Twenty and 00/100 Dollars ($174,820.00)
2.The Mayor and Municipal Clerk are hereby authorized and directed to execute a contract, in a form substantially, similar to that which is attached to this Resolution for the above services.
3.The Municipal Clerk is hereby directed to send a certified Copy of this Resolution to:
Mario Schito, Jr., Operations Manager
M&S Waste Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 332
Middletown, New Jersey 07748
I, THOMAS F. NOLAN, the Municipal Clerk of the Borough of Brielle, Monmouth County, New Jersey, hereby certifies that the foregoing is a true copy of a Resolution duly adopted by the Borough Council at their regular meeting held on December 10th, 2012.
Thomas F. Nolan, Clerk
Borough of Brielle
I, STEPHEN MAYER, being the Chief Financial Officer charged with the responsibility of maintaining financial records of the Borough of Brielle, State of New Jersey, on this 10th day of December 2012, hereby certify to the Borough Council of the Borough of Brielle as follows:
1.Adequate funds are available in the 2013 Municipal Budget in an amount sufficient to defray the expenditure of money by the Borough in year 2013 under the annexed proposed contract, which is pending approval by the governing body.
2.The funds certified herein as being available for the aforementioned contract have not been certified by the undersigned as being available for any other contract now pending or in force.
3.This is a true record of the Borough's finances as of this 10th day of December, 2012,
Chief Financial Officer