Borough of Brielle, NJ
| January 2nd, 2013
January 2nd, 2013
MINUTES JANUARY 2nd, 2013 ORGANIZATION MEETING START: 5:30 P.M.
PRESENT: MAYOR NICOL, COUNCIL-PRESIDENT SCOTT, COUN. GARRUZZO, GORHAM, NOLAN, SHAAK & VISCEGLIA.
The Clerk announced that Councilman Garruzzo and Nolan had taken their oath of office.
Mayor Nicol opened the meeting in compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act followed by a silent prayer and a salute to the flag.
Mayor Nicol then advised that Robert's Rules of Order would be employed to determine all parliamentary questions not specifically provided for.
Mayor Nicol then opened the floor to nominations for Council-President.
Councilman Garruzzo nominated Councilman Gorham, seconded by Councilman Visceglia.
There being no further nomination, nominations were closed on a motion by Councilman Shaak seconded by Councilman Visceglia.
Coun. Nolan moved to elect Coun. Garruzzo as Council-President, the motion was seconded by Coun. Shaak; all aye. None opposed.
Council-President Gorham thanked his colleagues and noted that it was an "honor" to have been selected to serve as Council-President by his fellow council-members. Council-President Gorham then announced that the 2013 Committee Assignments would remain in effect since the six standing committees had worked so well together during the previous year. While the specific membership roster was not available, the Clerk was directed to insert the roster into the minutes to formulate the 2013 committee assignments. (See insertion).
Mayor Nicol then announced the 2013 professional appointments:
Labor Counsel Borough Attorney
Borough Engineer Borough Auditor Bond Counsel
Public Defender Municipal Prosecutor Finance Officer
Citta, Holzapfel & Zabarsky
Montenegro, Thompson Montenegro & Genz
Birdsall Service Group
Robert Hulsart/ Inc
Timothy J. Wintrode
Citta, Holzapfel & Zabarsky
The appointments were confirmed on a motion by Coun. Shaak, seconded by Coun. Garruzzo; all aye. (Note: Coun. Nolan abstained on the appointment of the Engineer).
Mayor Nicol then announced that all professional appointments were subject to a professional service contract.
Councilman Shaak, seconded by Councilman Visceglia, introduced Resolution 13-01 to appoint Mayor Thomas B. Nicol as Emergency Management Coordinator. Vote: Councilman Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan, Scott, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye; no nays, passed.
Councilman Garruzzo seconded by Councilman Nolan, introduced Resolution 13-02 (see insertion). Vote: Councilman Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan, Scott, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye; no nays, passed.
On a motion by Councilman Shaak, seconded by Councilman Nolan, all tenured and non-annual appointments, now held by Borough employees were confirmed; all aye.
On a motion by Councilman Garruzzo, seconded by Councilman Visceglia, the membership rosters of Brielle First Aid Squad and Brielle Fire Company No. 1 were confirmed; all aye.
Mayor Nicol then announced the annual appointments:
Borough Administrator Thomas F. Nolan
Officer to Issue Certificates of Liability Thomas F. Nolan
Relocation Officer Thomas F. Nolan
Commissioner of Insurance Thomas F. Nolan
Representative to S.E.M.M.U.A. Thomas F. Nolan
Fire Protection Official Brett Nielsen
Construction Code Official Albert P. Ratz
Zoning Officer Glenn Lines
Deputy Zoning Officer Alan P. Hilla
Conflict Engineers Linstrom, Diessner & Carr, Glen Lines
First Deputy Emergency Mgmt. Coord. Michael W. Palmer
Second Deputy Emergency Mgmt. Coord. Timothy A. Shaak
Heritage Committee/Borough Historian Registrar/Sec. Board of Health
Deputy Registrar/Sec. Board of Health
Code Enforcement Officer Tax Collector
Water Sewer Rent Collector Animal Control Official
John E. Belding
Karen S. Brisben
Superintendent Water Utility/DPW
Assistant Recycling Coordinator
Assistant Superintendent DPW
Detective (Serves @ discretion of Chief)
Working Foreman DPW
Working Foreman Water/Sewer Utility
Water Plant Operator
Assistant Clerks Financial Services
Special Deputy Election Clerk
Assistant to the Administrator
William A. Burkhardt
Karen S. Brisben
Councilman Shaak, seconded by Councilman Nolan introduced Resolution 13-03 to confirm the foregoing appointments. Vote: Councilman Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan, Scott, Shaak & Visceglia all aye; no nays, passed. (Councilman Shaak abstained on his appointment as Second Deputy EMC).
At the request of Councilman Visceglia who wished to pursue alternative options and despite a vigorous objection from Councilwoman Scott who felt that the importance and responsibilities of the position was not being given proper consideration and noted that as chairman of Public works she had additional information on the subject, Resolution 13-03 was bi-furcated.
Resolution 13-03A was introduced by Councilman Visceglia and seconded by Councilman Nolan to appoint William A. Burkhardt as Recycling Coordinator for a three month period to March 31st, 2013. Vote: Councilman Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan & Visceglia all aye. Councilwoman Scott and Councilman Shaak voted no as they favored an annual appointment. No nays. None abstained, passed.
Mayor Nicol then announced the appointments to the various Boards & Commissions of the Borough for terms that expired on December 31st, 2013.
Thomas B. Nicol Member Class I (13)
Frank A. Garruzzo Member Class II (13)
James F. Langenberger Member Class III (13)
Charles Sarnasi Member Class IV (16)
John O’Donnell Member Class IV (15)
Gina Murdoch Alternate #1 (14)
Community Development Block Grant Committee
Cory Lakin Member (13)
Timothy Shaak Member (13)
Ann D. Scott Member (13)
Darcy Garruzzo Member (13)
Robert McArthur Member (13)
Thomas F. Nolan Representative (13)
Adeline Schmidt Alternate Representative (13)
Board of Recreation
David Richardson Member (15)
Denise Lembo Member (15)
Mary Beth Wheeler Member (15)
Julia Barnes Associate (13)
Kathy Pearlburg Associate (13)
Jared Morris Associate (13)
Susan Deegan Associate (13)
Carol McMenamy Recording Secretary (13)
The appointments were approved on a motion by Councilman Garruzzo, seconded by Councilman Nolan.
Mayor Nicol then read the re-organization resolutions.
Councilman Garruzzo, seconded by Councilman Visceglia moved Resolution 13-04 to 13-12 by consent agenda. (See insertions). Vote: Councilman Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan, Scott, Shaak & Visceglia, all aye; no nays, passed.
The Mayor then recognized members of the Council for comment.
Councilwoman Scott pointed out that 2012 had been a difficult year, but the DPW and the Police & Volunteers had all risen to the occasion and she hoped that 2013 would be a better year.
Councilman Nolan, Garruzzo, Gorham, Shaak and Visceglia all echoed Councilwoman’s Scott praise of the municipal workers and volunteer organizations, who had banned together to meet the challenges posed in 2012 and in particular Tropical Storm Sandy.
The meeting was then opened to the public and Borough Historian John Belding thanked the Council for his re-appointment and cited a copy of a Christmas card he had provided to Council that showed a member of the Hence Family whose descendent Danny Moore was a well known member of the Brielle Community.
Mr. Belding added that he was always prepared to share information with any member of the Governing Body. Mr. Belding then took the annual photograph for his achieve.
The meeting was adjourned at 5:37 p.m. on a motion by Councilman Scott, seconded by Councilman Nolan.
Approved: January 14th, 2013 ______________________
Thomas F. Nolan Municipal Clerk
RESOLUTION NO: 13-4
DATE: JAN. 2nd, 2013
BOROUGH OF BRIELLE RESOLUTION
BE IT RESOLVED, THAT EACH MONDAY NIGHT, OF EACH MONTH, IN THE CALENDAR YEAR 2012, WITH EXCEPTIONS NOTED, BE DESIGNATED AS MEETING NIGHTS OF THE MAYOR & COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE, WITH MEETINGS TO BE HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS OF THE BOROUGH HALL, 601 UNION LANE, BRIELLE, NEW JERSEY.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, THAT REGULAR BUSINESS MEETINGS SHALL BE SCHEDULED FOR THE 2ND AND FOURTH MONDAYS AT 7:30 P.M. EXCEPT MONDAY HOLIDAYS, WHEN SAID MEETINGS SHALL BE ON THE SECOND AND FOURTH TUESDAY, OR PROPER 48 HOUR NOTICE GIVEN, AND
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, THAT THE WORK SESSION SHALL BE HELD ON THE 2ND AND FOURTH MONDAYS OF EACH MONTH AT 7:30 P.M., EXCEPT MONDAY HOLIDAYS, WHEN SAID SESSIONS SHALL BE ON THE 2ND AND FOURTH TUESDAY, SAID TIME BEING SUBJECT TO A LATER STARTING TIME BASED ON THE VOLUME OF BUSINESS AND WITH FORTY-EIGHT HOUR NOTICE BEING GIVEN THROUGH THE DISSEMINATION OF THE AGENDA.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, THAT THE PUBLIC WILL NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE WORK SESSION, BUT MAY BE PRESENT AND LISTEN. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION SHALL BE PERMITTED AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE WORK SESSION, BUT SHALL BE LIMITED TO THOSE MATTERS DISCUSSED AT THE WORK SESSION. THE PUBLIC MAY, AT REGULAR MEETINGS, PARTICIPATE AT SUCH TIME OR TIMES, AS SET FORTH ON THE AGENDA, FOR THAT PARTICULAR MEETING, OR, WITH THE PERMISSION OF THE PRESIDING OFFICER, AND
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, THAT THE ANNUAL NOTICE SCHEDULE AND "48 HOUR NOTICE" BE FORWARDED TO THE NEWSPAPERS DESIGNATED THE OFFICIAL NEWSPAPERS FOR THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE AS SET FORTH UNDER CHAPTER 321, P.L. 1975 "OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS ACT".
RESOLUTION NO: 13-05
DATE: JANUARY 2nd, 2013
WHEREAS, THE EFFICIENT MANAGEMENT OF BOROUGH AFFAIRS REQUIRES THE ESTABLISHMENT AND/OR MAINTENANCE OF VARIOUS BANK ACCOUNTS AND PROCEDURES FOR HANDLING FUNDS,
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE AS FOLLOWS:
1. THE FOLLOWING BANKS, OR THEIR SUCCESSORS, SHALL BE DESIGNATED DEPOSITORIES: OCEAN FIRST BANK, LOCAL BRANCHES, BANK OF AMERICA/BRIELLE BRANCH, MANASQUAN SAVINGS & LOAN, NEW JERSEY, CASH MANAGEMENT FUND.
2. ALL EXISITING ACCOUNTS SHALL BE CONTINUED SUBJECT TO FURTHER RESOLUTION.
3. THE MAYOR, BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR & CHIEF FINANCE OFFICER SHALL CONTINUE TO BE SIGNATORIES ON ALL ACCOUNTS.
4. THE MAYOR & COUNCIL HEREBY ADOPT THE ANNUAL CASH MANAGEMENT PLAN AND SHALL ADHEAR TO THE PRECEPTS OF SAME. SAID PLAN IS ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF C.M.F.O.
RESOLUTION NO: 13-6
WHEREAS, N.J.S.A. 54:4-67, AS AMENDED, PROVIDES THAT A MUNICIPALITY MAY FIX THE INTEREST RATE TO BE CHARGED FOR THE DELINQUENT PAYMENT OF TAXES OF ASSESSMENTS AND FIX DUE DATES.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, THAT A GRACE PERIOD NOT TO EXCEED TEN (10) DAYS BE PERMITTED AFTER EACH QUARTERLY DUE DATE, FEBRUARY 1ST, MAY 1ST, AUGUST 1ST & NOVEMBER 1ST, AND THAT THE RATE OF EIGHT (8) PERCENT (%) PER ANNUM BE CHARGED ON THE FIRST $1,500.00 OF THE DELIQUENCY AND EIGHTEEN (18) PERCENT (%) PER ANNUM BE CHARGED ON THE AMOUNT IN EXCESS OF $1,500.00 WITH THE DELINQUENT INTEREST RATE RETROACTIVE TO THE AFORESAID DUE DATES FOR THE YEAR 2013.
RESOLUTION NO: 13-7
DATE: JANUARY 2nd, 2013
WHEREAS, THE EFFICIENT MANAGEMENT OF BOROUGH AFFAIRS REQUIRES THE ESTABLISHMENT AND/OR MAINTENANCE OF A PETTY CASH FUND & A PETTY CASH CHECKING ACCOUNT, AND CHANGE DRAWS FOR THE ANIMAL CONTROL IN THE AMOUNT OF $75.00 & GENERAL FUND ACCOUNTS, IN THE AMOUNT OF $50.00, AND THE WATER/SEWER & TAX ACCOUNTS, IN THE AMOUNT OF $100.00,
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, THAT THE BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO ESTABLISH A PETTY CASH FUND IN THE AMOUNT OF $150.00 AND A PETTY CASH CHECKING ACCOUNT IN THE AMOUNT OF $200.00, AS WELL AS THE AFOREMENTIONED "CHANGE DRAWS".
BE IT RESOLVED, THAT THE FOLOWING NEWSPAPERS SHALL BE DESIGNATED AS OFFICIAL NEWSPAPERS FOR THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE FOR THE YEAR 2012.
ASBURY PARK PRESS NEPTUNE
NEWARK STAR LEDGER NEWARK
THE COAST STAR MANASQUAN
WHEREAS, N.J.S.A 40A:5-17.1 AUTHORIZES THE GOVERNING BODY TO PROCESS WITHOUT FURTHER ACTION ON THEIR PART, THE CANCELLATION OF ANY PROPERTY TAX REFUND OR DELINQUENCY OF LESS THAN $10.00, AND
WHEREAS, N.J.S.A. 54-5-19 AUTHORIZES THE TAX COLLECTOR TO COLLECT ALL TAXES, ASSESSMENTS AND OTHER MUNICIPAL CHARGES THAT ARE DELINQUENT, AND TO SELL ALL MUNICIPAL LIENS IN THE MANNER ESTABLISHED BY STATUTE.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, THAT COLLEEN CASTRONOVA, IN HER CAPACITY AS MUNICIPAL TAX COLLECTOR, IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO PERFORM THE AFOREMENTIONED FUNCTIONS THROUGHOUT CALENDAR 2013.
DATE: JANUARY 2nd, 2013
TO AUTHORIZE THE BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR, WITH THE CONSENT OF THE MAYOR & COUNCIL COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN WHO HAS JURISDICATION OVER THE DEPARTMENT, TO HIRE TEMPORARY/PART-TIME HELP ON A “AS NEEDED” BASIS.
TO MEMORIALIZE THE EXTENSION OF THE SICK TIME PROVISIONS OF THE DPW CONTRACT TO NON-UNION EMPLOYEES.
Annual Meetings for 2013
January 14th July 8th
January 28th July 22nd
February 11th August 12th
February 25th August 26th
March 11th September 9th
March 25th September 23rd
April 8th October 14th
April 22nd October 28th
May 13th November 11th
May 28th (Tuesday) November 25th
June 10th December 15th
June 24th December 29th
2013 Council Committees
Administration & Personnel Chairman: Councilman Gorham Coun. Shaak
Budget & Finance Chairman: Councilman Visceglia Coun. Garruzzo
Public Safety Chairman: Councilman Garruzzo Coun. Gorham
Community Development Chairman: Councilman Shaak Coun. Garruzzo*
Public Works Chairman: Councilwoman Scott Coun. Gorham
Public Resources Chairman: Councilman Nolan Coun. Scott
*Liaison to the Planning Board