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Borough of Brielle, NJ


August 12th, 2013

November 07 2013

August 12th, 2013

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MINUTES August 12th, 2013 WORK SESSION START: 7:30 PM

PRESENT MAYOR NICOL, COUNCILMEMBERS GARRUZZO, NOLAN,
SCOTT, SHAAK & VISCEGLIA, ATTORNEY MONTENEGRO AND PLANNING BOARD SECRETARY BRISBEN (who recorded the Minutes for Deputy Municipal Clerk McMenamy).

ABSENT COUNCILMEMBER GORHAM

Mayor Nicol convened the Work Session in compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act and called the meeting to order. He noted there was no Administrator’s Report this evening and went on to read a Proclamation to Eagle Scout Bart Denin from Troop #63, after which the audience applauded Mr. Denin for his efforts in becoming an Eagle Scout, the highest honor in the Boy Scouts.

Mr. Denin came forward and received the Proclamation and congratulations from Council. He thanked them for this award.

As there was no public comment, the Work Session was closed and adjourned at 7:35 pm on a motion by Councilwoman Scott, seconded by Councilman Nolan.

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MINUTES August 12th, 2013 Start 7:35 P.M.

PRESENT: MAYOR NICOL, COUNCILMEMBERS GARRUZZO, NOLAN, SCOTT,
SHAAK & VISCEGLIA, ATTORNEY MONTENEGRO AND PLANNING BOARD SECRETARY BRISBEN (who recorded the Minutes for Deputy Municipal Clerk McMenamy).

ABSENT: COUNCILMEMBER GORHAM

Following a moment of silent prayer, a salute to the flag and a roll call, the Minutes of the July 22nd, 2013 meeting were approved on a motion by Councilman Nolan, seconded by Councilman Garruzzo; all ayes, no nays. Passed.

Councilman Garruzzo, seconded by Councilman Visceglia, introduced Resolution 13-69 for Passage of the Consent Agenda.

Resolution:
A. (see insertion).
B. (see insertion).
C. (see insertion).

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

Councilman Visceglia, seconded by Councilman Shaak, introduced Resolution 13-70 for the 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 August 12th, 2013, as reviewed by the Finance Committee and as listed on the Resolution and the Computer Bill List amended thereto. Vote: Councilmembers Garruzzo, Nolan, Scott, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye, no nays. Passed.

Mayor Nicol then called for Committee Reports and recognized Councilwoman Scott who had no report for this evening. Councilman Nolan, Chair of Public Resource, noted a reading party at the Library for tomorrow evening (Aug. 13th). In regards to the one raffle on the consent agenda for the Library, it will be held on Oct. 10th and he will have more information on it at a later date. He also reminded all that the Recreation Dept. will be hosting a trip to the Phillies/Dodgers game on Sunday, it was not too late to sign up and this can be done by calling John Devereux of the Recreation Committee. He noted the Brielle Day Dash is coming up, it will be on the Friday before Brielle Day, on September 6th and is a fun run for the children. The last item was his attendance at the Night Against Crime that was held, it was a great time but not a great turnout.


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Councilman Garruzzo, head of Public Safety, gave the July Police report and commented on the increase of summer traffic there were 26 accidents, 413 stops, 15 adult arrests and 32 First Aid calls. It is only the 12th of August and the Police Department has been very busy again this month, he urged all to be careful driving during the summer months. Councilman Shaak, Chair of the Committee Development Committee, spoke of the plantings the Department of Transportation did after Hurricane Sandy and said that all the left over debris has finally been removed. The Department has been asked to police the highway as there is a litter problem and they are looking into it. Councilman Visceglia, Chair of Budget & Finance, had no report this evening.

Mayor Nicol asked if anyone in the audience wished to address Council and Lynne Schambach from 525 Harris Avenue came forward to speak to Council on the Port Ambrose Project. First she wanted to comment on Councilwoman Scott who she met when she was a girl scout a long time ago and she wanted to thank her for being a champion of the Recycling Program which has helped so much.

Information had been sent to the Council for review and she wanted to emphasize the need for attention& action. Liberty Natural Gas has an application to construct a deep water port 17 nautical miles southeast of Jones Beach, N.Y., 24 nautical miles off Long Branch, N.J. The Deep Water Act prohibits action without approval of the Governors of the adjacent states - Gov. Christie disapproves of this project and has stated so at several meetings citing environmental concerns and tourism concerns. He felt this project will harm the water quality in the area and the deep water port will stifle clean energy research; this is a densely inhabited region and Ms. Schambach spoke of other politicians who are also against this project. Liberty Natural Gas wants this to be an import terminal and they are not even from the United States which makes this project even more disturbing, they have bases in Canada and the Cayman Islands. She has attended citizen meetings on this project and noted terrorists target sites as this as was explained at one meeting in Edison. She asked that Brielle take an official stand against this project and send this to Governer Christie as well as the Maritime officials and Coast Guard and noted all the other surrounding communities in this area have also been notified of this project. Action has to be taken by August 22nd so something needs to be done as soon as Council can.

Mayor Nicol said he was turning this over to Councilmembers Shaak, Garruzzo & Nolan of the Community Development Committee and they will address this. Ms. Schambach then gave the Mayor information on the licensing that was not in their packets. Councilwoman Scott said this will also be addressed at the next Environmental Committee meeting, however, that will not be until after the 22nd but Councilman Nolan said he will scan the information to them before the deadline.

There being no other business to come before Council, the meeting was adjourned at 7:47 on a motion by Councilman Garruzzo, seconded by Councilman Visceglia.

 

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