A Community by the River

Borough of Brielle, NJ

Febraury 25th, 2013

March 25 2013

February 25th, 2013


MINUTES February 25th, 2013 WORK SESSION START: 7:30 PM


Mayor Nicol convened the work session in compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act and recognized the Administrator who had nothing to report, , but he advised the Mayor that Mr. Larry Bloomstein and his daughter Hailey were present to receive a Proclamation on Preeclampsia in honor of Mr. Bloomstein's & Hailey's mother, Lauren who lost her life to this dread disease. The Administrator suggested that the agenda be amended to move the issuance of the Proclamation to the Work Session. The Governing Body agreed.

Mr. Bloomstein explained how his spouse Lauren had a normal pregnancy, but within four hours, due to a dramatic rise in blood pressure, suffered a stroke and expired. Preeclampsia was preventable, but often went unrecognized. Mr. Bloomstein has dedicated his life to making others aware of the impact of this insidious disease. Council offered their profound sympathy to Mr. Bloomstein and his daughter.

WHEREAS, Preeclampsia, including HELLP syndrome and eclampsia, is a dangerous condition of pregnancy that can, in its severest form, lead to maternal and/or infant mortality or premature birth with significant health risks for the mother and baby, and

WHEREAS, As many as 320,000 cases of preeclampsia are diagnosed in America every year with approximately 25% resulting in severe, life-threatening consequences to a pregnant woman and her baby, and

WHEREAS, Public education as to the signs and symptoms of preeclampsia, HELLP syndrome and eclampsia can help women recognize the condition and seek appropriate medical care, and

WHEREAS Prenatal education should include recognition of those signs and symptoms (spikes in maternal blood pressure, sudden swelling of face and hands, severe upper abdominal pain, blurred vision, persistent headaches, breathlessness), and

WHEREAS Many citizens of the Borough of Brielle have joined with the Preeclampsia Foundation to raise public awareness in order to minimize maternal and infant illness and death due to preeclampsia.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Honorable Thomas B. Nicol, Mayor of the Borough of Brielle do hereby proclaim May, 2013, as


In the Borough of Brielle, New Jersey. By This Action, let it be known that we support The Preeclampsia Foundation’s efforts to reduce maternal and infant illness and mortality due to Preeclampsia and Related Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy.

There being no public comments the hearing was closed and the work session was adjourned at 7:43 p.m. on a motion by Councilwoman Scott seconded by Councilman Nolan.





Following a moment of silent prayer, a salute to the flag and a roll call, the Minutes of the February 11th, 2013 meeting were approved on a motion by Councilman Gorham seconded by Councilman Shaak; all aye; no nays. Passed.

Councilman Garruzzo, seconded by Councilman Nolan introduced Resolution 13-19 for passage of the Consent Agenda.

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

Councilman Visceglia, seconded by Councilman Shaak introduced Resolution 13-20 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 25th, 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 mulch and woodchips were still available. Home delivery was being extended to residents and all others were free to take as much as they could carry. The DPW was also grateful for the increase in the number of residents who moved their vehicles off the street during the recent snow event.

Councilwoman Scott had also represented the Borough at the Office on Aging seminar where the County Prosecutor's Office responded to senior complaints that resulted from the post Sandy period and provided tips on what schemes to be aware of.

Councilwoman Scott also advised the public of the Southern Community Alliance that would focus on teenage drinking 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Manasquan High School on March 7th. The forum was titled "Parents Who Host, Lose Most". The group would also sponsor a fourteen week program, beginning March 7th, at Saint Urials on "Strengthening the Family" Brielle resident and psychologist Allison Zelia would host.

Councilman Nolan informed the public, Recreation would hold sign-ups on March 8th Biddy Tee Ball, Dodge Ball & Pee Wee Soccer all aimed at the lower grade student.

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The deadline for entries in the snowman contest was March 7th. The February 24th trip to Camelback had also been a great success.

Councilman Nolan added that a full list of Library Classes was available on the web.

Councilman Garruzzo cited the final Police Department Statistics for 2012.

Adult Arrests: 162

56 DWI 8 Criminal Mischief 3 Disorderly Conduct
58 Warrant 5 Possession CDS 2 Theft
5 Burglary 14 Simple Assault 2 Receiving Stolen Property
1 Harassment 5 Suspended License 2 Possession Drug
1 Violation of Probation Paraphernalia

Juvenile Arrests: 7

3 Simple Assault 1 Possession CDS 1 Burglary
1 Criminal Mischief 1 Possession of Drug Paraphernalia


2,508 Moving Violations 74 Parking

Total Monies Collected $299,022.00 Total Monies paid to Brielle Borough $149,026.46

Councilmen Shaak, Gorham had no reports and Councilman Visceglia reminded the public that a forum on FEMA Applications would be held in the Council Chamber on Saturday, March 2nd from 10:00 am to Noon.

There being no public comment the meeting was adjourned at 7:53 pm on a motion by Councilman Shaak seconded by Councilman Nolan.

Approved: March 11th, 2013

Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk

Resolution No: 13-19-A
Date: February 25th, 2013


WHEREAS, the Borough of Brielle has been in compliance with the applicable statutes, and has promulgated a Code of the Borough of Brielle, and

WHEREAS, Chapter 15-3.11 entitled "Payment of Bills; Delinquent Water Payments; Liens; Restoration of Water Service" empowers the Borough to take appropriate action to secure payment of delinquent Accounts.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Administrator, under the direction of the Public Resource Committee, in conjunction with the Water/Sewer Rent Collector and the Water Utility, to address the problems of delinquent water accounts and broken water meters.


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 25th, 2013.

Witness my Hand and Seal of the Borough of Brielle this 26th day of February 2013.

Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk