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February 11th, 2013

March 25 2013

February 11th, 2013

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MINUTES February 11th, 2013 WORK SESSION START: 7:30 PM

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

ABSENT: NONE

Mayor Nicol convened the work session in compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act and recognized the Administrator who had nothing to report.

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

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MINUTES FEBRUARY 11th, 2013 START: 7:33P.M.

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

ABSENT: NONE

Following a moment of silent prayer, a salute to the flag and a roll call, the Minutes of the January 28th, 2013 meeting were approved on a motion by Councilman Garruzzo seconded by Councilman Gorham; all aye; no nays. Passed.

Councilman Garruzzo, seconded by Councilman Nolan introduced Resolution 13-17 for passage of the Consent Agenda.

Resolution:
A. (see insertion)
B. (see insertion)
C. (see insertion)
D. (see insertion)
E. (see insertion)
F. (see insertion)

Vote: Councilman Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan, Scott, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed(Note: Councilman Garruzzo abstained on “F” and Councilman Nolan abstained on “B”.)

Councilman Visceglia, seconded by Councilman Shaak introduced Resolution 13-18 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 February 11th, 2013, 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.

Mayor Nicol then called for committee reports and recognized Councilwoman Scott who advised the public that the DPW had once again done an exemplary job in dealing with the recent snow event.

Councilwoman Scott then went on to describe her experience on Saturday with the Star Fish Program in Manasquan.

The Star Fish had been chosen as a symbol due to its re-genitive powers. The program, sponsored by Manasquan High School and groups of volunteers from as far as upper New York State to Morris County where the effects of 911 had had a severe impact, focused on rendering assistance to those, in particular children, who had suffered through Hurricane Sandy.

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The physical damage, homes destroyed, mountains of debris, the loss of personal possessions were readily apparent, but the psychological impacts were often hidden. The Star Fish Program aimed at helping victims deal with these on-going problems.

Councilwoman Scott was impressed by the fact that 136 area residents had signed up for the program, and an equal number of volunteer workers had responded making for a one on one encounter.
The participants, many of them children, came to realize that their experience was not unique and that throughout the ordeal all of them had exhibited resilience and courage. They worked on their "courage journals" to document their individual experiences for the benefit of all impacted residents. The sponsors had collected debris from the piles scattered throughout Manasquan and this material was transformed into Star Fish as evidence of their courage and resilience in dealing with these unfortunate circumstances.

Turning to Recreation, Councilman Nolan cited the "3 on 3" basketball tournament that would begin on March 1st at 5:00 pm (Registration would end on February 25th) and the February 24th Ski Trip to Camel Back.

Councilman Nolan also cited the March 19th digital photo education session at the Brielle Library.

Councilman Garruzzo advised the public that on Friday, February 8th; the Brielle Elementary School had a half day. This enabled the Police Department to conduct Active Shooting training at that location. Patrolman Todd Gerlach who, in addition to his military training, is a member of MOCERT, the Monmouth County Emergency Response Team, led the department in both classroom and actual active shooter training.
The Police have stationed an officer at the entrance to the School at both arrival & dismissal times. In addition, walkthroughs are conducted throughout the day. Chief Palmer has been working with Superintendent Carlson to address security issues. They have, to date, attended a seminar and met with a number of security professionals. Together they will continue to assess school security in an on-going effort to provide security and safety at the Brielle Elementary School.

Councilman Shaak echoed Councilwoman Scott's kudos to the DPW and he also thanked those Brielle Residents who complied with the provisions of Borough Ordinance that mandated off-street parking during snow events. The ordinance was the law and while most residents had cooperated there was still a need for educational reach out to ensure 100% compliance.

Councilmen Gorham & Visceglia having no reports and there being no public comment, the meeting was adjourned at 7:51 pm on a motion by Councilman Garruzzo, seconded by Councilman Gorham.

Approved: February 25th, 2013
________________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk

Resolution No: 13-17-A
Date: February 11th, 2013

Resolution Opposing A-1196

Whereas: Public safety employees and volunteers should be adequately compensated for on-duty accidents and illnesses.

Whereas: New Jersey's current Workers' Compensation law is already one of the broadest in the country.

Whereas: A-1196 as currently written will make it almost impossible to contest claims from injuries and illnesses caused off-the-job.

Whereas: This bill places the burden of proof on governmental employers to establish that an injury or illness, such as cancer, heart attack or hyper tension did not occur on the job.

Whereas: The actuary for the Municipal Excess Liability Joint Insurance Fund (MEL) has estimated that A-1196 could easily double municipal Workers' Compensation expense of $400 million per year, and

Whereas: The MEL has offered to sit down with the supporters of this legislation to develop less expensive ways of improving the compensation to first responders.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Governing Body of Brielle that the legislature be urged to reject A-1196 and urges the supporters of this legislation to work with the MEL and representatives of other units of government to develop less expensive ways to improve compensation to first responders.

Be it further resolved that the Municipal Clerk shall send copies of this resolution to the Senate President, Assembly Speaker, members of the legislative delegation representing the municipality, and the Governor.

Certification

The foregoing is a true copy of a Resolution passed by the Mayor & Council of the Borough of Brielle at a meeting held at Borough Hall, 601 Union Lane, Brielle, New Jersey, on February 11th, 2013.

Witness my Hand and Seal of the Borough of Brielle this 12th day of February 2013.

_______________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk

Resolution No.:13-17-B
Date: February 11th, 2013

Resolution of the Borough of Brielle, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey, authorizing an application of a grant and/or low-interest loan from the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Financing Program for the Union Lane Water Storage Tank Replacement.
WHEREAS, the Borough of Brielle intends to file an application with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust for Union Lane Water Storage Tank Replacement; and
WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Mayor and Council to designate the Administrator as the authorized representative to represent the Borough of Brielle with regard to the application; and
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Brielle, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey, as follows:
1. That the Mayor and Council does hereby designate and authorize Birdsall Services Group, Inc., to act as the authorized representative to represent the Borough of Brielle in all matters relating to the project undertaken pursuant to the aforementioned New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Loan to be executed with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust.
2. That the authorized representative may be contacted at the office of the Borough of Brielle, located at 601 Union Lane Brielle, New Jersey.
3. That a certified copy of this Resolution shall be forwarded by the Borough of Brielle to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the New Jersey Environmental Trust.

CERTIFICATION

I, Thomas F. Nolan, Municipal Clerk, do hereby certify that the Borough of Brielle at its meeting held on February 11th, 2013, duly adopted the foregoing Resolution.

_______________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk

Resolution No.:13-17-C

Date: February 11th, 2013


Resolution of the Borough of Brielle, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey, authorizing an application of a grant and/or low-interest loan from the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure program for the Union Lane Water Storage Tank Replacement

WHEREAS, the Borough of Brielle intends to file an application with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust for replacement of the Union Lane Water Storage Tank; and

WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Mayor and Council to designate the Borough Administrator as the authorized representative to represent the Borough of Brielle with regard to the application; and

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Brielle, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey, as follows:
1. That the Mayor and Council does hereby designate and authorize Thomas Nolan, Borough Administrator, to act as the authorized representative to represent the Borough of Brielle in all matters relating to the project undertaken pursuant to the aforementioned New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Loan to be executed with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust.
2. That the authorized representative may be contacted at the office of the Borough of Brielle, located at 601 Union Lane, Brielle, NJ 08730.
3. That a certified copy of this Resolution shall be forwarded by the Borough of Brielle to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the New Jersey Environmental Trust.

CERTIFICATION

I, Thomas F. Nolan, Municipal Clerk, do hereby certify that the Borough of Brielle at its meeting held on February 11th, 2013, duly adopted the foregoing Resolution.


_______________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk

Resolution No.: 13-17-D
Date: February 11th, 2013

Resolution of the Borough of Brielle

Whereas, NJSA:40A58 provides for making transfers between 2012 Budget appropriation accounts during the months of January & February, 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:

CURRENT:

From: Tax Collection S/W $5,192.00
Tax Collection O/E $5,868.96

To: Legal O/E $11,060.96

APPROVED: November 26th, 2012

Resolution No.:13-17-F
Date: February 11th, 2013

Resolution of the Borough of Brielle

Whereas, CB Brielle, LLC wishes to place Plenary Retail Consumption License #1308-33-012-011 into “Pocket Status”, and

Whereas, an amendment has been submitted to the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Brielle to effect that action, and

Whereas, the Governing Body is not opposed to said action.

Now Therefore Be It Resolved, that Plenary Retail Consumption License #1308-33-012-011 currently held by CB Brielle, LLC is now placed into “Pocket Status” with an effective date of January 28th, 2013.

CERTIFICATION

The foregoing is a true copy of a resolution passed by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Brielle at a meeting held on February 11th, 2013.

Witness my Hand and Seal of the Borough of Brielle this 12th day of February 2013.

______________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk


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