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December 26th, 2012

March 25 2013

December 26th, 2012

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MINUTES DECEMBER 26th, 2012 WORK SESSION START: 5:10 PM

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

ABSENT: COUN. NOLAN & 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.

There being no comments the hearing was closed and the work session adjourned at 5:12pm on a motion by Councilman Scott seconded by Councilman Garruzzo.

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MINUTES DECEMBER 26th, 2012 START: 5:13P.M.

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

ABSENT: COUN. NOLAN & VISCEGLIA

Following a moment of silent prayer, a salute to the flag and a roll call, the Minutes of December 10th, 2012 were approved on a motion by Coun., Shaak seconded by Coun. Gorham all aye; no nays. passed.

Coun. Garruzzo, seconded by Coun. Gorham introduced Resolution 12-101 For Passage of the Consent Agenda.
Resolution:
A. (See insertion).
B. (See insertion).
C. To authorize the carrying of certain un-expended appropriation balances into General Ledger Accounts for 2013.
D. To authorize the Mayor & Clerk to execute annual Employment Agreement with the confidential managerial personnel.
E. (See insertion).
F. (See insertion).
G. (See insertion).

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

Councilman Visceglia, seconded by Councilman Shaak introduced Resolution 12-102 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 26th, 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 called for committee reports and recognized Coun. Scott. Councilwoman Scott advised the public that the removal of storm debris had ended and leaf and recycling collection had resumed. Regular brush collection would was anticipated to begin again by February 15th, 2013.

Councilman Garruzzo informed the public that the Brielle PBA held a holiday coat drive and wished to thank all those who participated. The coats were given to the Madonna House in Neptune.
The Police will continue the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” program for the remainder of the holiday season. The use of a designated driver is strongly suggested. Councilman Garruzzo wished his colleagues and all the residents a healthy and Happy New Year.

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Councilman Shaak & Gorham having no reports, but wishing everyone a healthy and happy New Year, and there being no comment from the public, the meeting was adjourned sine die at 5:18 pm on a motion by Councilman Garruzzo, seconded by Councilwoman Scott.
Approved: January 14th, 2013

Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk

Resolution No.: 12-100-A
Date: December 26th, 2012

Temporary Budget
Borough of Brielle

Whereas, N.J.S. 40a:4-19 of the revised statutes of New Jersey provides that, when any contracts, commitments or payments are to be made prior to the adoption of the municipal budget, the governing body shall, by resolution, adopted prior to January 31st of the fiscal year, make appropriations for the period between the beginning of the fiscal year and the adoption of the budget, and
Whereas, the date of this resolution is prior to the first thirty-one days of January, 2013, and
Whereas, one quarter (25%) of the total appropriations made in the 2012 municipal budget, excluding appropriations made for Interest and debt redemption charges & capital improvement fund in said budget is the sum of $2,447,036.54.
Now therefore be it resolved, that the following temporary appropriations (the aggregate amount of which does not exceed the amount shown in the preamble above), in the amount of $2, 393, 908.00 be made and a certified copy of this resolution be transmitted to the chief finance officer for her records.

Appropriations Amount

GENERAL GOVERNMENT
Administrative & Executive
Salaries & Wages 20-120-1 $60,000.00
Other Expenses 20-120-2 16,500.00

Emergency Management
Other Expenses 25-252-2 750.00

Assessment of Taxes
Salaries & Wages 20-150-1 10,000.00
Other Expenses 20-150-2 2,500.00

Collection of Taxes

Salaries & Wages 20-145-1 24,000.00
Other Expenses 20-145-2 3,000.00

Legal Services 20-155-2 45,000.00

Borough Historian 150.00

Municipal Court
Salaries & Wages 43-490-1 12,500.00

Municipal Prosecutor 25-275-2 6,500.00

Engineering Services 20-165-2 20,000.00

Buildings & grounds
Salaries & Wages 26-310-2 25,000.00

Planning Board
Salaries & Wages 21-180-1 2,500.00
Other Expenses 21-180-2 5,000.00

Financial Services 20-130-2 15,000.00

Shade Tree Commission
Other Expenses 26-313-2 2,500.00

Environmental Commission
Other Expenses 21-186-2 500.00

Mercantile Inspection
Salaries & Wages 22-200-1 3,398.00
Other Expenses 22-200-2 150.00

Insurance
Other insurance Premiums 23-210-2 140,000.00
Workman’s Compensation
Group Insurance 23-220-2 158,000.00

PUBLIC SAFETY
Fire Company
Other Expenses 25-255-2 9,000.00
Fire Official S/W 2,500.00

First Aid Organization
Other Expenses 25-260-2 7,500.00

Police
Salaries & Wages 25-240-1 495,000.00
Other Expenses 25-240-2 35,000.00
Vehicle Purchase/Lease 25-240-2 25,000.00
Sick Time Purchase Option 30-415-2 40,000.00

Code Enforcement Officer
Salaries & Wages 25-195-1 2,400.00
Other Expenses 25-195-2 450.00

Streets & Roads
Salaries & Wages 26-290-1 115,000.00
Other Expenses 26-290-2 25,000.00
Street Lighting (See Utilities)
Vehicle Maintenance 26-315-2 12,500.00

SANITATION
Garbage & Trash Removal
Contractual 32-465-2 70,000.00
Other Trash Expenses 26-305-2 90,000.00
(Includes Recycling Other)


HEALTH & WELFARE
Board of Health
Salaries & Wages 27-330-1 900.00
Other Expenses 22-200-2 150.00
Health Services Contractual 27-330-2 20,000.00

Board of Recreation Commissioners
Salaries & Wages 27-345-1 8,750.00
Other Expenses 27-345-2 8,000.00

Municipal Land Use 21-180-2 6,500.00

Aid to Library 29-390-2 25,000.00

Zoning Officer 22-187-1
Salaries & Wages 22-187-2 5,500.00

Dog Regulation Contractual 27-340-2 3,500.00

CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS
Capital Improvements Fund 44-901-2 5,000.00

STATUTORY EXPENDITURES
Contribution to Social Security 36-472 80,000.00

DEBT SERVICES

RECYCLING PROGRAM
Recycling
Salaries & Wages 32-465-1 50,000.00


Utilities 31-432-2 80,000.00

APPROPRIATIONS

WATER UTILITY EXPENSES
Operating expenses
Salaries & wages 55-501-1 100,000.00
Other expenses 55-502-2 50,000.00
N.J.S.W.S.A. 55-503-2 45,500.00 55-503-2 45,500.00
SMRSA 55-504-2 116,000.00
SMRSA infiltration/inflow remediation 360.00
South East Monmouth M.U.A. 55-505 180,000.00
Capital outlay 55-512-2 35,000.00
Group insurance 55-506-2 32,500.00
Contribution to social security 55-541-2 17,500.00
Total $2,352,408.00
Less exceptions 5,000.00
Total $2, 347,408.00
INTER-LOCAL AGREEMENTS
Dispatch services 42-250-2 $ 22,000.00
Manasquan municipal court inter-local 22,500.00
Construction code services

Total $2,393,908.00


Resolution No: 12-101-B
Date: December 26th, 2012
RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, The governing body of the Borough of Brielle has introduced and adopted a salary ordinance no.1015 which established salary ranges for all officers and employees of the Borough of Brielle, to be effective January 1st, 2013, and

WHEREAS, the salary ordinance established a range for employee salaries and local fiscal affairs law requires that the actual base salary to be paid to each individual employee must be approved by the governing body.

Now Therefore Be It Resolved that the following salaries shall constitute the base salaries for the following employees (exclusive of police who receive additional renumeration as per contract based on term of service “longevity”.
CHIEF OF POLICE 168,835.00
CAPTAIN 130,874.00
LIEUTENANT 117,957.00
SERGEANT 115,080.00
PATROLMAN FIRST CLASS 109,896.00
PATROLMAN SECOND CLASS 95,000.00
PATROLMAN THIRD CLASS 85,198.00
PATROLMAN FOURTH CLASS 75,000.00
PATROLMAN FIFTH CLASS 65,000.00
PATROLMAN SIXTH CLASS 58,000.00
PATROLMAN SEVENTH CLASS 50,000.00
PATROLMAN EIGHT CLASS 45,000.00
PATROLMAN PROBATIONARY 36,538.00
DETECTIVE 600.00
POLICE RECORDS CLERK 35,000.00
CRIME PREVENTION OFFICER 500.00
POLICE MATRON 10.50 Per Hr.
BOROUGH ADMINISTRATOR 55,000.00
BOROUGH CLERK 78,250.00
CHIEF FINANCE OFFICER 25,000.00
TAX COLLECTOR 80,850.00
ASSESSOR OF TAXES 23,062.00
WATER SEWER COLLECTOR 49,277.50
WATER UTILITY OPERATOR 5,000.00
SUPERINTENDENT WATER 4,500.00
UTILITY
SUPERINTENDENT PUBLIC 86,000.00
WORKS
RECYCLING COORDINATOR 15,000.00
ASSISTANT RECYCLING 1,000.00
COORDINATOR
SAFETY COORDINATOR 4,500.00
ASSISTANT SAFETY 2,000.00
COORDINATOR
MECHANIC 73,392.72
WORKING FOREMAN 1,000.00
D.P.W. DRIVER/LABORER 65,872.01
68,786.00
58,876.33
RECYCLING DRIVER/ LABORER 61,790.92
50,132.26
41,388.81
WATER UTILITY DRIVER/ LABORER 48,926.47
58,876.83
WORKING FOREMAN WATER UTILITY 1,000.00
ON CALL UTILITY STIPEND 750.00
PLANNING BOARD SECRETARY 5,000.00
PLANNING BOARD RECORDING SEC. 5,000.00
MAYOR 5,000.00
COUNCILMEMBER 4,500.00
MUNICIPAL JUDGE 35,686.00
FIRE PROTECTION OFFICIAL 8,972.00
ZONING OFFICER 20,500.00*
MERCANTILE OFFICER 4,056.90
CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER 9,600.00
SPECIAL DEPUTY ELECTIONS CLERK 2,000.00
SENIOR PAYROLL SPECIALIST/CLERK 8,500.00
FINANCIAL SERVICES 30,300.00
CLERK FINANCIAL SERVICES (WATER) 10,000.00
BOARD OF RECREATION SECRETARY 1,800.00
REGISTRAR 1,500.00
DEPUTY REGISTRAR 750.00
SUB-REGISTRAR 250.00


* PAID BY VOUCHER AS A PROFESSIONAL SERVICE



Resolution No.: 12-101-E
Date: December 26th, 2012
RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE, IN THE COUNTY OF MONMOUTH, STATE OF NEW JERSEY AUTHORIZING A $500,000 SPECIAL EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION PURSUANT TO N.J.S.A. 40A:4-54 TO PROVIDE FUNDS FOR RESPONSE TO THE EXTRAORDINARY EXPENSES RESULTING FROM DAMAGE CAUSED BY HURRICANE SANDY AND FURTHER AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL EMERGENCY NOTES TO FUND SUCH SPECIAL EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION
WHEREAS, it has been found necessary to make a special emergency appropriation to meet certain expenses incurred or to be incurred as a result of the extraordinary damage to the streets, roads and other public property caused by Hurricane Sandy (the "Recovery") requiring the appropriation of funds of the Borough of Brielle, in the County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey (the "Borough"), in the amount of $500,000 from the various funds and accounts of the Borough to be allocated and determined at a later date once the Recovery has been undertaken; and
WHEREAS, N.J.S.A 40A:4-54 provides that it shall be lawful to make such appropriation, which appropriation and special emergency notes issued to finance the same shall be provided for in succeeding annual budgets by the inclusion of an appropriation of at least one-fifth of the amount authorized pursuant to this act:
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED (by not less than two-thirds of the full membership of the governing body affirmatively concurring) as follows:
1. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:4-54, a special emergency appropriation is hereby made in the amount of $500,000 for the Recovery from Hurricane Sandy. The $500,000 appropriated herein is sufficient to fund the special emergency. Such appropriation is being made from the various funds and accounts of the Borough to be allocated and determined at a later date once the Recovery has been undertaken and finalized.
2. The special emergency appropriation set forth in Section 1 hereof shall be provided for in the budgets of the succeeding years by the inclusion of not less than $100,000 annually in each of the next five years' succeeding budgets. Such appropriation is being made from the various funds and accounts of the Borough and the budgets among which said appropriation shall be provided in shall be allocated and determined at a later date once the Recovery has been undertaken and finalized.
3. Special Emergency Notes not in excess of $500,000 are hereby authorized to be issued by the Borough.
4. Such Notes shall be executed by the Mayor and the Chief Financial Officer of the Borough and the official seal shall be thereunto affixed and attested to by the Clerk of the Borough.
5. All Notes issued hereunder shall mature at such times as may be determined by the Chief Financial Officer of the Borough. The Notes shall bear interest at such rate or rates and be in such form as may be determined by the Chief Financial Officer. It is hereby delegated to the Chief Financial Officer of the Borough the authority to determine all matters in connection with the Notes issued, and the signature of the Chief Financial Officer upon the Notes shall be conclusive evidence as to all such determinations. The Chief Financial Officer is also hereby authorized to sell part or all of the Notes from time to time at a public or private sale and to deliver them to the purchaser thereof upon receipt of payment of the purchase price and accrued interest thereon from their dates to the date of delivery thereof. The Chief Financial Officer is directed to report in writing to the governing body at the meeting next succeeding the date when any sale or delivery of the Notes pursuant to this resolution is made. Such report must include the principal amount, the description, the interest rate, the maturity schedule of the Notes so sold, the price obtained and the name of the purchaser.
6. The Borough covenants to maintain the exclusion from gross income under section 103(a) of the Code, of the interest on the Notes issued under this resolution, if applicable.
7. The Borough reasonably expects to reimburse the expenditures toward the costs of the Recovery described in this resolution incurred and paid for by the Borough prior to the issuance of the Notes authorized by this resolution with the proceeds of such Notes. No funds from sources other than the Notes have been or are reasonably expected to be reserved or allocated on a long-term basis or otherwise set aside by the Borough, or any member of the same "controlled group" as the Borough, within the meaning of Treasury Regulation Section 1.150- 1(e), pursuant to its budget or financial policies with respect to expenditures of the Borough to be reimbursed. This paragraph 7 is intended to be and hereby is a declaration of the Borough's official intent to reimburse the expenditures toward the costs of the Recovery described in this resolution incurred and paid for prior to the issuance of the Notes with the proceeds of such issuance of the Notes by the Borough, in accordance with Treasury Regulation Section 1.150-2(e)(1), and no action (or inaction) will be an artifice or device in accordance with Treasury Regulation Section 1.148-10 to avoid, in whole or in part, arbitrage yield restrictions or arbitrage rebate requirements or to avoid restrictions under Sections 142 through 147 of the Code. The proceeds of the Notes used by the Borough to reimburse itself for expenditures towards the Recovery described in this resolution incurred and paid for, will not be used directly or indirectly (i) to "refund" an issue of governmental obligations within the meaning of Section 148 of the Code, (ii) to create or increase the balance of a "sinking fund" within the meaning of Treasury Regulation Section 1.148-1(c)(2) with respect to any obligation of the Borough, or to replace funds that have been, are being or will be used for sinking fund purposes, (iii) to create or increase the balance in a "reserve or replacement fund" within the meaning of Section 148(d) of the Code and Treasury Regulation Section 1.148-2(f) with respect to any obligation of the Borough or to replace funds that have been, are being or will be so used for reserve or replacement fund purposes, or (iv) to reimburse the Borough for any expenditure or payment that was originally paid with the proceeds of any obligation of the Borough (other than borrowing by the Borough from one of its own funds or the funds of a member of the same "controlled group" within the meaning of Treasury Regulation Section 1.150-1(e)). The Notes to be issued by the Borough to finance those expenditures towards the Recovery described in this resolution to be reimbursed will be issued in an amount not to exceed $500,000, which moneys shall be expended from a fund of the Borough, entitled "Current Fund," which fund contains moneys which can be expended for any lawful project of the Borough. That the expenditures incurred and paid towards the Recover described in this resolution to be reimbursed with the proceeds of the Notes will be "capital expenditures" in accordance with the meaning of Treasury Regulation Section 1.150-2(d)(3).
8. The Borough's Administrator and Chief Financial Officer are each hereby authorized and directed to determine all matters in connection with the Recovery not determined by this or a subsequent resolution, all in consultation with the Borough Attorney or Bond Counsel, and the manual or facsimile signature of the Borough's Administrator and Chief Financial Officer upon any documents shall be conclusive as to all such determinations. The Mayor, Administrator, Chief Financial Officer, Clerk and any other Borough Representative, including but not limited to, Bond Counsel, the Engineer, the Borough Attorney and the Borough Auditor, are each hereby authorized and directed to take such actions or refrain from such actions as are necessary to undertake the Recovery, including but not limited to, the negotiation of any and all contracts, agreements and documents for the Recovery, and any all such actions or inactions taken by the aforesaid Borough Representatives heretofore are hereby ratified and confirmed, num pro tunc.
9. Two certified copies of this resolution shall be filed with the Director of the Division of Local Government Services.
10. This resolution shall take effect immediately.


CERTIFICATION OF CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Purpose of special emergency appropriation: To provide funds to promote the public's health and safety and to provide funds for the repair and reconstruction of the streets, roads and other public property in response to the extraordinary damage caused by Hurricane Sandy.
Date(s) of occurrence: October 29, 2012
Have any contracts been awarded or purchase orders placed in connection with this emergency appropriation? Yes.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand as of this 26th day of December, 2012.
STEPHEN M. MAYER Chief Financial Officer Borough of Brielle

CERTIFICATION
I, THOMAS F. NOLAN, Clerk of the Borough of Brielle, in the County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey (the "Borough"), DO HEREBY CERTIFY that the annexed resolution entitled, "RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF BR1ELLE, IN THE COUNTY OF MONMOUTH, STATE OF NEW JERSEY AUTHORIZING A $500,000 SPECIAL EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION PURSUANT TO N.J.S.A. 40A:4-54 TO PROVIDE FUNDS FOR RESPONSE TO THE EXTRAORDINARY EXPENSES RESULTING FROM DAMAGE CAUSED BY HURRICANE SANDY AND FURTHER AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL EMERGENCY NOTES TO FUND SUCH SPECIAL EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION", is a copy of a resolution which was duly adopted by the governing body of the Borough at a meeting duly called and held on December 26, 2012 in full compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 et seq., at which meeting a quorum was present and acting throughout and which resolution has been compared by me with the original thereof as contained in the minutes as officially recorded in my office in the Minute Book of such governing body and is a true, complete and correct copy thereof and of the whole of the original minutes so far as they relate to the subject matters referred to within and aforesaid resolution has not been repealed, amended or rescinded but remains in full force and effect on and as of the date hereof.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the corporate seal of said Borough as of this day of , 2012.
(SEAL)
THOMAS F. NOLAN,
Clerk of the Borough of Brielle

Resolution No.: 12-101-F
ate: December 26th, 2012

Borough of Brielle Resolution

Opposition to the Approval Process for Non-SHBP Health surance Plans As Proposed By N.J.A.C. 5:30-18.1 through 18.4 and N.J.A.C. 6A:23A

Whereas, The New Jersey Local Finance Board and the New Jersey Department of Education have proposed rules requiring that all labor contracts providing for health insurance outside the State Health Benefits Program need to be approved by the State and requiring that local entities and school boards perform a static comparison of health insurance costs to State Health Benefit Program costs; and

Whereas, These rules are in conflict with Section 42.c of Chapter. 78, which is ostensibly used as authority for the regulation, but is actually meant only to apply to public entities wishing to enter into contract that included a contribution schedule from employees that substitutes for that as laid out in the statute; and

Whereas, The regulations, as proposed, extends this authority to require all public entities electing not to provide health benefits through the State Health Benefits Plan (SHBP) and the School Employees’ Health Benefits Program (SEHBP) to submit to the process established under the proposed regulation; and

Whereas, this interpretation that is contrary to the regulations is supported by:

•The plain reading of the statute;
•The explanation contained in Local Finance Notice (LFN) 2011-20R, Section VI. Alternate Employee Health Care Contribution; and
•The following language from the “Statement” found at page 121, line 35 of the Bill (underlining added):

The bill allows boards of education and units of local government, that do not participate in the SHBP or SEHBP, to enter into contracts for health care benefits coverage, as may be required to implement a collective negotiations agreement, and agree to different employee contribution rates if certain cost savings in the aggregate over the period of the agreement can be demonstrated. The savings must be certified to the Department of Education or the Department of Community Affairs, as appropriate.
; and

Whereas, the proposed regulation is cumbersome and places a significant burden on any public body intending to utilize the employee contribution schedule contained within the law, but wishing obtain health benefits outside the SHBP or SEHBP; and

Whereas, the de facto effect of this regulation, if adopted, will be to drive public bodies into the SHBP or SEHPB and stifle competition; and

Whereas, New Jersey already has one of the nation’s most uncompetitive health insurance markets according to the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation (October 2011):

• In the individual market, one carrier, Horizon BCBS, controls 73% of the market with only two carriers having 5% or more of the market.
• The same carrier controls over 75% of the governmental market, largely by virtue of its relationship with the SHBP and SEHBP.
• Finally, Horizon controls 43% of the small group market; and

Whereas, If the regulation causes a significant number of local entities to move to the SHBP and SEHBP, a negative result will be to increase market concentration and further reduce carrier competition in the State; and

Whereas, This will result in an increase in fully insured costs for other persons, governmental entities, not for profits, and business in the State; and

Whereas, The regulations’ definition of “net employer cost” is not inclusive of all relevant items and should be modified:

• For instance, members of JIFs own a proportionate share of fund surplus that should be included in a valid comparison.
• Likewise, JIF members receive dividends that reduce net employer cost.
• Finally, JIF rates could include supplemental assessments that represent a liability to the member regardless of whether it stays in the joint insurance fund or moves to the SHBP.; and

Whereas, Most local entity labor contracts cover multiple year periods:

• A comparison using the most current year is misleading and invalid because the comparison can change in subsequent years.
• In addition, school districts that belong to health JIFs renew on July 1 of each year.
• The differences in renewal cycles between the health JIF, the SEHBP, and the commercial market will further complicate comparisons; and

Whereas, The regulations do not address differences in plan design between an employer plan and the plan or plans offered by the SHBP and the SEHBP and such differences are critical to any valid comparison of plan economics; and

Whereas, The regulations do not address legal restraints on local entities considering their obligations to retirees, and obligations to employee groups that are not a part of the contract in question; and

Whereas, In situations where a local health plan has negotiated benefits that are richer than, or even different than, those provided by the SHBP and SEHBP, the local unit will be subject to sanctions for failing to honor its labor agreements; and

Whereas, The comparison is burdensome to local units and of limited use given that the requested details do not allow for a valid comparison of net cost and benefits; and

Whereas, SEHBP rates are reduced by the amount of the A4 retiree surcharge paid by entities not in the state plan and the rates for local school districts not in the SEHBP are increased by the surcharge further limiting the fairness and utility of the comparison; and

Whereas, SEHBP and SHBP rates in the past have been impacted by one time sources of revenue such as the Tobacco settlement and the use of one time sources of revenue that are not available to local units does not permit for a fair and valid comparison; and

Whereas, The regulations favor the SEHBP and SHBP to the exclusion of health joint insurance funds (JIFs) that have faithfully served New Jersey local government, under enabling statutes, for over 20 years:

• Health JIFs are a valid alternative for entities with unique plan designs, good loss experience, and a willingness to participate in JIF governance.
• Health JIFs are the largest “shared services” effort in the State for local government from a revenue standpoint.
• To the extent that the regulations operate to the disadvantage of health JIFs, the regulations are in opposition to, and indeed are hostile to, statutes that authorize JIF creation and operation.
• By extension, the regulations foster a “big government” mentality and are hostile to both “shared services” and “home rule” concepts.
• If the regulation seeks to encourage “due diligence”, then members of the SEHBP and SHBP should also be required to compare their claims and cost to the health JIF and commercially insured alternatives.

Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved, That, for the foregoing reasons, we respectfully beseech that the Departments modify and reissue the proposed regulations to:

• Apply only when a local unit proposes an employee contribution schedule different from that contained in the statute;
• Require any comparison to take into consideration differences in plan design and eligibility;
• Require the evaluation criteria to consider dividends received from a health JIF and shares of surplus retained by the health JIF;
• Promote, rather than undermine, healthy competition among the various options available to local units shopping for health insurance;

Be It Further Resolved that certified copies of this resolution be forwarded to Governor Christie, the NJ Local Finance Board, the NJ Department of Education, and to local legislative representatives.

Certification

The foregoing is a true copy of a resolution adopted by the Brielle Mayor & Council on December 26th, 2012.

Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 27th day of December, 2012.


SEAL
________________________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk

Resolution no.: 12-101-G
Date: December 26th, 2012

WHEREAS, there exists a Tax Title Lien on property located 700 Schoolhouse Road, owned by Hardifer/Kmetz and known as Block 66.02 Lot 11, and
WHEREAS, this lien has been redeemed by Popovitch and Popovitch Esq.,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that 2 checks be drawn made payable to
FNA Jersey BOI LLC for redemption of this lien


1) Return of Premium $11,100.00
2) Lien Redemption $30,549.39
Approved:

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, 50 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.

CERTIFICATION

I, Thomas F. Nolan do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of a resolution adopted by the Governing Body of 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
Municipal Clerk

BOROUGH OF BRIELLE
RESOLUTION # 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

CERTIFICATION
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.

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Thomas F. Nolan, Clerk

Borough of Brielle

CERTIFICATION
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,

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Stephen Mayer
Chief Financial Officer






 

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