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September 9th, 2013

November 07 2013

September 9th, 2013

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MINUTES September 9th, 2013 WORK SESSION START: 7:30 PM

PRESENT: MAYOR NICOL, COUNCIL MEMBERS GORHAM, NOLAN, SCOTT, SHAAK & VISCEGLIA. ATTORNEY MONTENEGRO AND DEPUTY MUNICIPAL CLERK MCMENAMY

ABSENT: COUNCILMAN GARRUZZO
Mayor Nicol convened the work session in compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act and recognized the Deputy Clerk, who had nothing to report for the Administrator.

Brad Schambach presented his Eagle Scout project for Crescent Drive Public Access. He shared the details of his three part project a rain garden which naturally filters out the pollutants, a wood path which will allow handicap accessibility and a bench. Brad added that he has spoken to the Environmental Commission and Public Works and both approved his project. Brad asked the Mayor and Council to make a donation to help pay for his project.

Councilman Nolan commented on the excellent presentation Brad had made to the Environmental Commission.

The Mayor presented the Boy Scouts with a check from the Hill and Dale Committee for $600.00 for their 9/11 project and a check for $200.00 from a private donor for the Nienstedt Island project. The Mayor also presented the Woman’s Club with a check for $1000 to assist with their contributions to the Valentine House.

The Mayor then opened the hearing for the application to Monmouth County Municipal Open Space Grant Program and turned it over to Al Hilla, Jr. Al explained the application was to help pay for the restoration of several items damaged in the park after Super storm Sandy. The hearing was open to questions or comments. No questions or comments were made. The hearing was closed on a motion by Councilman Nolan and seconded by Councilman Shaak.

There being no further public comment, 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 September 9th, 2013 START: 7:41P.M.

PRESENT: MAYOR NICOL, COUNCIL MEMBERS GORHAM, NOLAN, SCOTT, SHAAK & VISCEGLIA. ATTORNEY MONTENEGRO AND DEPUTY MUNICIPAL CLERK MCMENAMY

ABSENT: COUNCILMAN GARRUZZO

Following a moment of silent prayer, a salute to the flag and a roll call, the Minutes of the August 26th, 2013 meeting were approved on a motion by Councilwoman Scott seconded by Councilman Visceglia; all aye; no nays. Passed.

Councilman Shaak seconded by Councilman Visceglia, introduced Resolution 13-73 For Passage of the Consent Agenda.

Resolution:
A. (see insertion).
B. (see insertion).
C. To renew the inter-local agreement with Wall Township for the use of their CIT team

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

Councilman Nolan, seconded by Councilman Shaak introduced Resolution 13-74 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 September 9th, 2013, as reviewed by the Finance Committee and as listed on the Resolution and the Computer Bill List amended thereto. Vote: Council members Gorham, Nolan, Scott, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed.

Mayor Nicol then called for committee reports and recognized Councilwoman Scott who started her report with praises for Brielle Day and the 9/11 ceremony. Councilwoman Scott turned her attention to the Shore Community Alliance for the prevention of drug and alcohol abuse which would be participating in the World Suicide prevention day this coming Tuesday. Also the Samaritan Center in Manasquan would celebrate its second anniversary. The center is dedicated to providing counseling. The mom of the first railroad suicide victim would be launching her book at this event to help others. Councilwoman Scott continued with her Public Works report. Concrete would be accepted at Borough Yard until September 20th. No concrete will be accepted during clean-up week. Bulk pickup week would be during the week of October 7th through the 11th. She added the Borough now charges $5 for the disposal of three latex paint cans or one propane tank, payable at Borough Hall. Also she mentioned the updates to the Borough website under the Public Works section. Councilwoman Scott commended Union Landing Restaurant and owner Larry Schmidt for doing an excellent job with their recycling and for being eager from the very beginning. Councilwoman Scott finished her report on a sad note with the passing of Stewart Hausmann, a former councilmember and planning board member for the Borough.

Councilman Nolan announced the Library will be hosting Pasta FaJoeLeone on October 10th from Page 67

6-9pm and a “Breast Cancer Awareness” bake sale on October 26th from 10-1. Councilman Nolan continued with the success of Recreation’s Brielle Day Dash which was held on September 6th. Also the Coaster Derby is scheduled for September 28th and the Fall Festival and Chili contest is set for October 20th.

Councilman Shaak, Gorham and Visceglia having no report, the Mayor opened the meeting to public comment.

Ms. Schambach asked the council for a resolution stating the Borough’s position on the Liberty Natural Gas proposal. Councilman Shaak had responded to her earlier request by reaching out in a letter to our assemblymen. Ms. Schambach added that the Governor had not yet made a decision and she would like council to approve a resolution stating the Borough was against the proposal. Attorney Nick Montenegro drafted a resolution and Councilwoman Scott, seconded by Councilman Shaak made a motion for the resolution. Vote: Council members Gorham, Nolan, Scott, Shaak and Visceglia: all aye. No nays. Passed.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:00pm on a motion by Councilman Shaak, seconded by Councilman Visceglia.

Approved: September 23rd, 2013
________________________
Carol McMenamy
Deputy Municipal Clerk

Resolution No: 13-73-A
Date: September 9th, 2013

Resolution of the Borough of Brielle

Whereas: on August 20th, 2013 Woman’s Club of Brielle, 644 Union Lane., Brielle, NJ 08730 submitted Raffle Application No. 2013-25 ID, No. 57-8-15240 for an on-site 50/50 raffle, to be held at Curtis House, 644 Union Lane Brielle, NJ 08730 monthly Oct. 2013 - May 2014 at 2pm.

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 September 9th, 2013.

Witness my Hand and Seal of the Borough of Brielle this 10th day of September 2013.
______________________
Carol McMenamy
Deputy Municipal Clerk

Resolution No. 13-73-B
Date: Sept. 9th, 2013

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN APPLICATION TO MONMOUTH COUNTY MUNICIPAL OPEN SPACE GRANT PROGRAM

WHEREAS, the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders has approved an Open Space Trust Fund and established a Municipal Open Space Program to provide Program Grant funds in connection with municipal acquisition of lands for County park, recreation, conservation and farmland preservation purposes, as well as for County recreation and conservation development and maintenance purposes; and

WHEREAS, the Governing Body of Borough of Brielle desires to obtain County Open Space Trust Funds in the amount of $50,000.00 to fund the Brielle Park Storm Damage Rehabilitation, located at Union Lane and South Street, Block 12, Lot 1 on the Borough of Brielle Tax Map; and

WHEREAS, the total cost of the project including all matching funds is $100,050.00; and
WHEREAS, the Borough of Brielle is the owner of and controls the project site and this site was the subject of a previously successful Monmouth County Open Space Grant.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY the Governing Body of the Borough of Brielle THAT:

1. Thomas B. Nicol or the successor to the office of Mayor is authorized to (a) make an application to the County of Monmouth for Open Space Trust Funds, (b) provide additional application information and furnish such documents as may be required for the Municipal Open Space Grants Program and (c) act as the municipal contact person and correspondent of the above named municipality; and

2. The Borough of Brielle is committed to this project and will provide the balance of funding necessary to complete the project in the form of non-county matching funds as required in the Policy and Procedures Manual for the Program; and

3. If the County of Monmouth determines that the application is complete and in conformance with the Monmouth County Municipal Open Space Program and the Policy and Procedures Manual for the Municipal Grants Program adopted thereto, the municipality is willing to use the approved Open Space Trust Funds in accordance with such policies and procedures, and applicable federal, state, and local government rules, regulations and statutes thereto; and

4. Thomas B. Nicol or the successor to the office of Mayor is hereby authorized to sign and execute any required documents, agreements, and amendments thereto with the County of Monmouth for the approved Open Space Trust Funds; and

5. This resolution shall take effect immediately.

ROLL CALL: Council members Gorham, Nolan, Scott, Shaak and Visceglia

AYES: all
NAYS: none
ABSTAINED: none
ABSENT: Councilman Garruzzo

CERTIFICATION

I, Carol McMenamy do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of a resolution adopted by the Governing Body of Borough of Brielle at a meeting held on the 9th day of September, 2013.
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunder set my hand and official seal of the municipality this 10th day of September, 2013.

____________________________
Carol McMenamy
Deputy Municipal Clerk

 

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