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October 14th, 2013

November 07 2013

October 14th, 2013

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MINUTES October 14th, 2013 WORK SESSION START: 7:30 PM

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

ABSENT: COUNCILMAN GORHAM

Mayor Nicol convened the work session in compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act and recognized the Administrator who reviewed the Best Practice Worksheet for 2013 with the Governing Body.

He explained that the Borough scored 42 of 50 possible points. The areas of deficiency were #4 reviewing the State Comptroller's June 25, 2013 Report. #5 Brielle has not adopted a formal "Pay to Play Ordinance", although we do comply with the practice. #7 Attendance had an instructional course remains optional for Elected Officials. #17 Brielle remains uncertain if procurement cards are a viable tool. #26 We do not have a dedicated trust account for snow removal. #31 & #32 We are not a member of SHBP, but we continue to review our options on an annual bases. #43 We do not limit WIC to the statutory limit. #46 Longevity remains a contractual matter with one of our unions.

Neither the Council nor the Public had any questions.

In the absence of a IC Hope Representative and there being no further public comment, the work session adjourned at 7:50 p.m. on a motion by Councilman Nolan and seconded by Councilman Garruzzo.
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MINUTES October 14th, 2013 START: 7:50P.M.

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

ABSENT: COUNCILMAN GORHAM

Following a moment of silent prayer, a salute to the flag and a roll call, the Minutes of the September 23rd, 2013 meeting were approved on a motion by Councilman Nolan seconded by Councilman Garruzzo; all aye; no nays. Passed

Councilman Garruzzo seconded by Councilman Nolan, introduced Resolution 13-78 For Passage of the Consent Agenda.

Resolution:
A. To appoint Tina Cole & Karen Brisben as Deputy Tax Collectors
B. (see insertion)
C. (see insertion)
D. (see insertion)
E. To accept bids submitted by Point Bay Fuel for the provision of gasoline and diesel fuel, both at a cost of $0.2700 per gallon over the New Jersey State Treasury posted price on the day of delivery.

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

Councilman Visceglia, seconded by Councilman Shaak introduced Resolution 13-79 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 October 14th, 2013, as reviewed by the Finance Committee and as listed on the Resolution and the Computer Bill List amended thereto. Vote: Council members Garruzzo, 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, with the start of leaf season, residents were being asked to spread leaves along the curb rather than place in piles, to facilitate collection.

Councilman Nolan cited the Board of Recreation's success with both the traditional flag football and the new "Woman's" version. The Harvest Festival, featuring the chili cook-off, would take place on October 20th. Councilman Nolan also noted the success of the Library’s Pasta FaJoeLeone night and on-going reading programs.

Councilman Garruzzo gave the monthly Police Report and cited ten adult arrests, twenty-six motor vehicle accidents, thirty one first-aid calls and three hundred and fifty motor vehicle stops.

Councilman Shaak and Visceglia having no formal report, the Mayor opened the meeting to public comment.
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Mr. Perk cited his recent appearance before the Brielle Planning Board on behalf of Eloise’s Café. He felt that the parking problems on Higgins Avenue were a disincentive to economic development in the area and had resulted in the loss of potential tax ratables. Mr. Perk urged the Council to seek means of purchasing the vacant lot owned by Mike Simko and turn it into a public parking lot.

Mr. Perk believed that adequate parking could translate into the development of the vacant Friendship Garden site and become catalyst for the upgrade of existing older buildings on Higgins. In closing he complimented Councilwoman Scott for her work on the development of the Gateway Project.

Mayor Nicol advised Mr. Perk that the original Gateway Project had envisioned the acquisition, by lease or purchase, of a portion of the Simko lot for public use, but the Chamber of Commerce had been resistant.

Councilwoman Scott interjected that she appreciated Mr. Perk’s comments on the Gateway, but added that the plan had been produced by an Advisory Committee that included both citizens and professionals. She noted that the two biggest opponents of the plan for the southern section of the project and been the Friendship Garden & Eloise.

Mayor Nicol noted that the potential for public parking on Higgins Avenue remained an objective of the Governing Body and he thanked Mr. Perk for his comments.

Mr. Smith, 907 Birch Drive, representing Boy Scott Troop #63, addressed the Council and stated the willingness of the troop to assist in public service project to remediate damage that had resulted from Hurricane Sandy.

The Mayor replied that then Council did not have a project “off the top of their heads”, but they could surely find one and advised the Troop.

Councilman Nolan informed the Council that Mr. Smith had come to his home to inquiry how to proceed in this matter and to advise that the Scouts were interested to attend a meeting and see how our local government conducted itself; he felt that their interest was a positive sign for Brielle’s future.

Mary Lou Bolger, 2 Waters Edge, was recognized and posed a number of questions. Ms. Bolger voiced her concern over the fact that she had heard that both Magnolia Beach & Donnelly Place had been cited by NJDEP for work performed without a permit and that the recent improvements would be undone.

Councilman Nolan replied that there were no violations at the Magnolia site and the Donnelly Beach issue was being resolved.

Ms. Bolger’s other concerns were centered on aesthetic issues. She asked what was being done regarding two boarded up homes on either side of the Chuck Rose home on Fisk Avenue. The windows had been boarded up since Sandy and one was still occupied by an elderly couple.

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Blue 55 gallon drums, containing bolts, and dead cypress trees continued to litter the NJ Transit right-of-way. What was being done? The Garden Club, among other concerned residents, was willing to replace the trees if permitted. The improvements could also be a Scout project.

Vehicles continued to speed down Fisk Avenue where there was no yellow line to divide the two-way street, and where illegally parked landscape trailers (No Parking on one side of Fisk) added to the hazard by narrowing the roadway.

NJ Natural Gas had replaced lines throughout her section of the Borough and as the trenches settled gullies were forming. A large pond had formed in front of Water’s Edge and had become a breeding ground for mosquitos. In addition the Green Avenue Bridge had a number of large potholes and was clearly unsafe.

In closing, Ms. Bolger cited numerous storm drains that were clogged with leaves had added to potential flooding problems in the area. She asked what was being done about these issues.

The respective Council Committee Chairman replied that the matters would be addressed. Councilman Garruzzo would take Fisk Avenue Traffic and Councilwoman Scott would focus on the storm drains. The balance of the concerns fell to Councilman Nolan who would contact NJ Transit, Monmouth County and NJ Natural Gas as they had jurisdiction; he added that while he was grateful to the Garden Club, the residents and the Scouts, he had a real concern over anyone working in NJ Transit right-of way. It was simply too dangerous.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:05pm on a motion by Councilman Garruzzo, seconded by Councilman Visceglia.

Approved: October 28th, 2013
________________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk

Resolution No.:13-78-B
Date: October 14th, 2013

RESOLUTION OF BOROUGH OF BRIELLE, COUNTY OF MONMOUTH, STATE OF NEW JERSEY, AUTHORIZING LEON S. AVAKIAN, INC. TO PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM MANAGEMENT SERVICES THROUGH THE BID AND CONSTRUCTION PHASES FOR THE UNION LANE WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT AND THE UNION LANE WATER STORAGE TANK REPLACEMENT

WHEREAS, the Borough of Brielle requires professional services to complete the Program Management through the bid and construction phases for the Union Lane Water Main Replacement and the Union Lane Elevated Water Tank Replacement; and

WHEREAS, the Borough has received a proposal for the said work from LEON S. AVAKIAN, INC. in the amount of $58,840, a copy of said proposal is attached herein; and

WHEREAS, the portion of the monies for the Union Lane Elevated Water Tank Replacement project will be provided via a low interest loan from the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust. This amount is: Bid Phase $2,300, Construction Phase Services $43,700. The Borough Administrator has certified by his attached Certification that monies are available to cover the interim costs for the Union Lane Elevated Water Storage Tank Replacement until loan monies become available, and to cover the full costs of the Union Lane Water Main Replacement Project, in the amount of Bid Phase $1,000 and Construction Phase Services $11,840.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Brielle, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey, that LEON S. AVAKIAN, INC. are hereby authorized to perform the proposed work.

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 October 14th, 2013.

Witness my Hand and Seal of the Borough of Brielle this 15th day of October 2013. ______________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk

Resolution No.:13-78-C
Date: October 14th, 2013

RESOLUTION OF BOROUGH OF BRIELLE, COUNTY OF MONMOUTH, STATE OF NEW JERSEY, AUTHORIZING PAULUS, SOKOLOWSKI AND SARTOR TO PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES THROUGH THE BID AND CONSTRUCTION PHASES FOR THE UNION LANE WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT AND THE UNION LANE WATER STORAGE TANK REPLACEMENT

Whereas, the Borough of Brielle requires professional services to complete the engineering services through the bid and construction phases for the Union Lane Water Main Replacement and the Union Lane Elevated Water Tank Replacement; and

Whereas, the Borough has received a proposal for the said work from PAULUS, SOKOLOWSKI AND SARTOR in the amount of $305,070, a copy of said proposal is attached herein; and

WHEREAS, the portion of the monies for the Union Lane Elevated Water Tank Replacement project will be provided via a low interest loan from the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust. This amount is: Bid Phase $8,000, Construction Phase Services $225,070. The Borough Administrator has certified by his attached Certification that monies are available to cover the interim costs for the Union Lane Elevated Water Storage Tank Replacement until loan monies become available, and to cover the full costs of the Union Lane Water Main Replacement Project, in the amount of Bid Phase $2,000 and Construction Phase Services $70,000.

Now, therefore be it resolved, by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Brielle, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey, that PAULUS, SOKOLOWSKI AND SARTOR are hereby authorized to perform the proposed work.

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 October 14th, 2013.

Witness my Hand and Seal of the Borough of Brielle this 15th day of October 2013.
______________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk

Resolution No.: 13-78-D

Date: October 14th, 2013

A RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF UNCLAIMED & SURPLUS PROERTY NO LONGER NEEDED FOR PUBLIC USE ON AN ONLINE AUCTION WEBSITE.

Whereas, the Borough of Brielle has determined that the property described on Schedule A attached hereto and incorporated herein is no longer needed for public use, and

Whereas, the Local Unit Technology Pilot Program and Study Act (P.L.2001,c.30) authorizes the sale of surplus personal property no longer needed for public use and/or unclaimed property through the use of an on-line auction service, and

Whereas, the Borough of Brielle intends to utilize the online auction services of Alfred's Auctions, Inc., PO Box 861, Hightstown, N.J. 08520, and

Whereas, the sales are being conducted pursuant to the Division of Local Government Service’s Local Finance Notice 2008-9.

Now Therefore Be It Resolved, by the Borough of Brielle, in the County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey, that the Borough of Brielle is hereby authorized to sell the surplus property and the unclaimed property as indicated on Schedule A on an online auction website entitled Alfred's Auction, Inc., and be it further

Resolved, that the terms and conditions of the agreement entered into between Alfred's Auctions, Inc. and the Borough of Brielle are available at the Brielle Police Department and in the Borough of Brielle at the Municipal Clerk's Office, and be it further resolved that said items shall be available for auction during the period October 28th through October 30th, and

Be It Further Resolved, that a certified copy of the within resolution be forwarded by the Borough Clerk to the following:

Chief of Police
Governing Body
Chief Municipal Finance Officer


Attest: ___________________________
Thomas F. Nolan, RMC

______________________
Thomas B. Nicol
Mayor

 

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