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Borough of Brielle, NJ


April 22, 2013

May 22 2013

April 22nd, 2013

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MINUTES April 22nd, 2013 WORK SESSION START: 7:30 PM

PRESENT: MAYOR NICOL, COUNCIL MEMBERS GARRUZZO, GORHAM, NOLAN, SCOTT, SHAAK & VISCEGLIA, ATTORNEY MONTENEGRO AND 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.

Mayor Nicol then read the following Proclamation (insert). He joked that the proclamation could not be for the Woman's Club and must be for the "junior" Women’s Club.

Whereas, the Borough of Brielle has been formed in compliance with applicable statutes, and
Whereas, it is fitting and proper for a municipal corporation to recognize the achievements of those who serve the community, and
Whereas, since 1967 the Woman's Club of Brielle has been deeply involved in and has made many contributions to the Brielle Community, and
Whereas, the Club has always placed emphasis on philanthropic activity such as the award on a annual basis of $1,000.00 to five deserving high school students and have donated both their time and funding to the Brielle Elementary School,
Whereas, through their activities the Woman's Club has assisted various organizations and charities and they have thereby given positive exposure to Brielle throughout Monmouth & Ocean County.
Now Therefore Be Proclaimed, that Thursday May 9th, 2013 be observed as Brielle Woman’s Club Day" in the Borough of Brielle

The meeting was then turned over to Public Safety Commissioner Frank Garruzzo who praised the Police, Fire & First Aid. He presented award pins, in conjunction with Councilman Gorham (Fire Commissioner) & Councilman Shaak (First Aid Commissioner) to the Paid & Volunteer Public Safety Personnel for their outstanding performance during Hurricane Sandy.

Councilman Garruzzo also presented a plaque from the MCMJIF to honor the Department of Public Works for their role during Sandy. This award was then presented to Public Works Superintendent McArthur by Councilwoman Scott.

Mayor Nicol, in his capacity of OEM Coordinator, also applauded the Police, Fire & First Aid and the DPW for their outstanding performance during the hurricane.

There being no public comment the hearing was closed and the work session adjourned at 7:40 p.m. on a motion by Councilwoman Scott and seconded by Councilman Nolan.
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MINUTES April 22nd, 2013 START: 7:41P.M.

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

ABSENT: NONE

Following a moment of silent prayer, a salute to the flag and a roll call, the Minutes of the April 8th, 2013 meeting were approved on a motion by Councilwoman Scott seconded by Councilman Nolan; all aye; no nays. Passed. (Note: Councilman Gorham abstained)

Mayor announces the time had arrived for a hearing on the 2013 Municipal Budget.

The hearing was opened on a motion by Councilwoman Scott, seconded by Councilman Nolan.

Finance Chairman Visceglia advised the public that the hearing was on 2013 Municipal Budget that featured a three percent tax increase that was due to a loss of ratable and not due to an increase in spending. In 2011 and 2012 there had been a significant loss in the value of Brielle's tax base due to tax appeals. This loss impacts the amount of surplus that can be used in the budget and it also means an increase in the Reserve for Uncollected Taxes. Added to this, is the $500,000 emergency note needed to clean-up debris from Hurricane Sandy.

The Council hopes and anticipates that the recovery of 75% of the debris clearance costs and a state mandated revaluation will begin to restore the value of Brielle's tax ratable.

The Auditor & CMFO are here to answer any inquiries that the Council or the Public may have.

Neither the Governing Body nor the Council having any questions, the hearing was closed on a motion by Councilman Garruzzo, seconded by Councilman Nolan.

Councilman Garruzzo, seconded by Councilman Nolan introduced Resolution 13-38 TO AMEND THE MUNICIPAL BUDGET (see insertion). Vote: Councilman Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan, Scott, Shaak & Visceglia.

Councilman Garruzzo, seconded by Councilman Nolan introduced Resolution 13-39 FOR PASSAGE OF THE MUNICIPAL BUDGET (see insertion).

Councilman Nolan, seconded by Councilman Garruzzo introduced Resolution 13-40 for passage of the Consent Agenda.

Resolution:
A. (see insertion)
B. (see insertion)
C. (see insertion)
D. To authorize the Administrator, with the approval of the Personnel Committee, and ultimate approval of Council to seek to structure an Inter-Local and/or Shared Service Agreement, with the other South Monmouth Communities for the provision of certain essential services.

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

Councilman Visceglia, seconded by Councilman Shaak introduced Resolution 13-41 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 April 22nd, 2013, as reviewed by the Finance Committee and as listed on the Resolution and the Computer Bill List amended thereto. Vote: Council members Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan, Scott, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed.

Mayor Nicol then announced that the time had arrived for the introduction and passage on first reading of "Bond Ordinance providing an appropriation of $400,000 for miscellaneous improvements for and by the Borough of Brielle, in the County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey, and authorizing the issuance of $380,000 Bonds or Notes of the Borough of Brielle for financing part of the appropriation".

Councilman Shaak, seconded by Councilman Gorham, introduced Resolution 13-42 for passage on introduction and first reading of the foregoing ordinance. Vote: Council members Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan, Scott, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed.

Councilman Garruzzo seconded by Councilman Visceglia, introduced Resolution 13-43 to authorize publication of the foregoing ordinance in the Coast Star for a hearing to be held on May 13th, 2013, at 7:30 pm, at Borough Hall in compliance with Local Bond Law. Vote: Council members Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan, Scott, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye, No nays. Passed.

Mayor Nicol then announced that the time had arrived for the introduction of the passage on first reading of "An Ordinance Authorizing an Emergency Appropriation pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A: 4-53".

Councilman Garruzzo, seconded by Councilman Visceglia, introduced Resolution 13-44 for passage on introduction and first reading of the foregoing ordinance. Vote: Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan, Scott, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed.

Councilman Scott, seconded by Councilman Gorham introduced Resolution 13-45 to authorize publication in the Coast Star for a hearing to be held on May 13th, 2013, at 7:30 pm, at Borough Hall. Vote: Council members Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan, Scott, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye.

Mayor Nicol called for Committee Reports and recognized Councilwoman Scott who thanked Karen, of the Coast Star, for her excellent coverage of Brielle.

Councilwoman Scott reminded those assembled that today was the anniversary of Earth Day. The Day began 1970 when some 20 million American held rallies Coast to Coast calling for a healthy, sustainable environment.

The Councilwoman noted that recycling is a primary component of an environmentally sound community and Councilwoman Scott had carried that banner for years. She was concerned over who would continue the effort when she retired. She was pleased to discover that the ECO Moms were prepared to carry the Recycling Banner in Brielle. Councilwoman Scott said "hats off to them" in praise of their commitment to recycling.
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Councilwoman Scott pointed out that, despite the fact that it was a mandatory state law, 40% of what goes into the landfill is paper. The goal was 100% and she urged the public to recycle and re-use paper whenever possible.

Councilwoman Scott advised that May 4th would be a shredder day in the Municipal Parking Lot from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Arbor Day would be Friday, April 26th, the program would be held at 10:00 am at the Elementary School followed by planting a new tree at the Curtis House.

Bulk Pick-Up will be May 6th through 10th for household items, material left from do-it-yourself Projects etc. No tires, concrete, hazardous material, no paint (unless solidified latex) and no recyclables. The latter includes metals that may be taken to the Borough Yard. Councilwoman Scott reminded the public that it was mandatory to recycle metal and far better for the Borough to make a profit than scavengers.

The mulch pile was gone for which she thanked all those who took advantage of it and she reminded the public that mulch and woodchips were still available at the regular site.

Councilwoman Scott noted she was continuing to meet with residents of the Leslie Avenue neighborhood to address concerns. The street sweeper had swept the area for a second time and the Shade Tree Commission had agreed to assist in beautification projects for the area.

In closing, Councilman Scott announced that she was a member of MOVE (Manasquan Organization of Volunteer Efforts). The group was founded to assist victims of Sandy and Councilwoman Scott would represent Brielle.

Councilman Nolan advised the public that on May 18th from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, the annual North vs. South Competition would be played. The Proceeds will be donated to the LaPoint Family to assist in their medical expenses. The sponsors hoped to raise $10,000.

Councilman Nolan also thanked Bob McArthur for getting the field in shape for the Spring Season.

Councilman Garruzzo having no report, Councilman Shaak advised that he was working with NJDOT on further improvements, in particular tree replacement and additional plantings.

Councilmen Gorham & Visceglia having no reports, the Chair recognized the public.

Janet Hendricks, 615 Leslie Avenue, thanked Bob McArthur, for the street sweeping of her street and the signs in Carpenters Park.

Edith Nowels, 637 Holly Hill Drive, asked Councilman Gorham if Borough Employees were "crossed trained". He replied that they were. Ms. Nowels also had a question about public records and Attorney Montenegro explained that, with the exception of pending executive session matters, municipal records were public documents and could be obtained through an OPRA Request.


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Ms. Nowels also asked how many office employees there were and where they lived; The Administrator replied that, including himself there were four. One lived in Brielle, one in Brick and two in Point Pleasant.

There being no further questions the meeting was adjourned at 8:05 pm on motion by Councilman Shaak, seconded by Councilman Gorham.





Approved: May 13th, 2013

________________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk


Resolution No.: 13-38
Date: April 22nd, 2013


BOROUGH OF BRIELLE
COUNTY OF MONMOUTH


WHEREAS, the local municipal budget for the year 2013 was approved on the 25th of March, 2013, and

WHEREAS, the public hearing on said budget has been advertised, and

WHEREAS, it is desired to amend said approved budget, now

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Borough Council of the Borough of Brielle, County of Monmouth, that the following amendments to the approved budget of 2013 be made



Recorded Vote (Insert Last Names)

(Garruzzo ( (
(Gorham ( ABSTAIN (
AYES (Nolan NAYS (
(Scott (
(Shaak ( ABSENT (
(Visceglia ( (



Appropriations
Municipal Debt Service - Excluded from "CAPS" Payment of Bond Anticipation Notes
and Capital Notes

From
$ 200, 000.00

To
189,400.00.

Interest on Refunding Bonds 10,600.00
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that three certified copies of this resolution be filed forthwith in the Office of the Director of Local Government Services for his certification of the local municipal budget so amended.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this amendment be advertised in the Coast Star on April 25, 2013.
It is certified that this is a true copy of a resolution amending the budget, adopted by the governing body on the 22nd day of April, 2013.
Thomas Nolan
Municipal Clerk


Resolution No.:13-39
Date: April 22nd, 2013




Resolution of the Borough of Brielle

Be It Resolved, by the Borough Council of the Borough of Brielle, County of Monmouth that the budget hereinbefore set forth is hereby adopted and shall constitute an appropriation for the purposes stated and the sums therein set forth as appropriations, and authorization of the amount of $6,320,152.00 for municipal purposes.



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

Certification



The foregoing is a true copy of a Resolution passed by the Brielle Mayor & Council at a meeting held on April 22nd, 2013.

Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 23rd, day of April, 2013.




_________________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk

Resolution No.:13-40-A
Date: April 22nd, 2013

Borough of Brielle
County of Monmouth
State of New Jersey

RESOLUTION ACKNOWLEDGING THE HURRICANE SANDY RECOGNITION PLAQUE AND SAFETY AWARD RECEIVED FROM THE MONMOUTH COUNTY MUNICIPAL JOINT INSURANCE FUND’S EXECUTIVE SAFETY COMMITTEE

WHEREAS, the Borough of Brielle is a member of the Monmouth County Municipal Joint Insurance Fund (Monmouth JIF); and

WHEREAS, the Monmouth County Municipal Joint Insurance Fund’s Executive Committee and Executive Safety Committee recognize the exemplary safety performance of its member municipalities, the Governing Body, Municipal Employees and Volunteers during Hurricane Sandy which occurred on October 29th, 2012, and in the aftermath in the weeks following the storm; and

WHEREAS, the Monmouth County Municipal Joint Insurance Fund recognized the outstanding safety performance of their entire membership at the Monmouth JIF’s Annual Safety Breakfast Event with a recognition plaque and safety award; and

WHEREAS, the Governing Body of the Borough of Brielle has reviewed the recognition plaque and award and has publically acknowledged receipt of the said award in this meeting; and

NOW; THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Governing Body of the Borough of Brielle, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey that the Monmouth County Municipal Joint Insurance Fund Recognition be accepted; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, a certified copy of this Resolution be sent to the Executive Director of the Monmouth County Municipal Joint Insurance Fund.


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 April 22nd, 2013.

Witness my Hand and Seal of the Borough of Brielle this 23rd day of April 2013.

______________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk



Resolution No: 13-40-B Date: April 22nd, 2013



Resolution of the Borough of Brielle

Whereas: on April 12th, 2013 Brielle PTO, 605 Union Lane, Brielle, NJ 08730 submitted Raffle Application No. 2013-10 ID, No. 57-5-22886 for an off-site 50/50 raffle, to be held at Brielle Elementary School, 605 Union Lane Brielle NJ 08730 on Friday, June 14th, 2013 at 12:00pm .

Whereas: the Brielle Police Department had indicated that it has no objection to granting this License.

Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved: that the Governing Body of the Borough of Brielle directs the Business Administrator to sign the Findings and Determination and the Municipal Clerk is to issue the required License on behalf of the Borough.

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 April 22nd, 2013.

Witness my Hand and Seal of the Borough of Brielle this 23rd day of April 2013.

______________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk




Resolution No: 13-40-C
Date: April 22nd, 2013



Resolution of the Borough of Brielle

Whereas: on April 12th, 2013 CentraState Health Care Foundation, 916 Rt. 33 Suite 6 Freehold, NJ 07728 submitted Raffle Application No. 2013-11 ID, No. 160-4-29815 for an off-site 50/50 raffle, to be held at Manasquan River Golf Club, 843 Riverview Drive Brielle NJ 08730 on Tuesday, June 11th, 2013 at 5-9pm.

Whereas: the Brielle Police Department had indicated that it has no objection to granting this License.

Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved: that the Governing Body of the Borough of Brielle directs the Business Administrator to sign the Findings and Determination and the Municipal Clerk is to issue the required License on behalf of the Borough.

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 April 22nd, 2013.

Witness my Hand and Seal of the Borough of Brielle this 23rd day of April 2013.

______________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk

 

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