Borough of Brielle, NJ
| November 12, 2013
November 12th, 2013
|MINUTES November 12th, 2013 WORK SESSION START: 5:30 PM
PRESENT: MAYOR NICOL, COUNCIL MEMBERS GARRUZZO, NOLAN, SCOTT, SHAAK & VISCEGLIA. ATTORNEY MONTENEGRO & ADMINISTRATOR NOLAN
ABSENT: COUNCILMAN GORHAM
Mayor Nicol convened the work session in compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act and recognized the Administrator who informed the Governing Body that he had nothing to report.
Mayor Nicol then read the following Proclamation:
WHEREAS, pancreatic cancer is currently the deadliest cancer in our nation, responsible for 35,000 deaths in each year, and is currently rated the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States, and
WHEREAS, in 2013, an estimated 45,220 people will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the United States and 38,640 will die of the disease, and
WHEREAS, currently there is no cure for pancreatic, and when symptoms present themselves, it is usually too late or optimistic prognosis.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT PROCLAIMED, that the Governing Body of the Borough of Brielle hereby endorses the County Board of Freeholders & the Pancreatic Cancer Network in declaring November 2013 as Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.
Mayor Nicol then recognized I.C. HOPE 2014. The Group was represented by Dara Johnson, Audrey Mannion & Ally Jones. Each student spoke on a personal level on how participation in the program had impacted on their lives.
They had been able to surpass last year’s record breaking food collection statistics to benefit the Food Bank, but more importantly they had come to a greater realization of how vital the service provided by the Food Bank is to those in need. They advised the Council of their upcoming fundraiser where they will provide childcare and a pizza party to permit parents to attend parent teacher conferences. In addition they thanked the Governing Body for permission to use the municipal sign and their teacher, Ms. Pamela Norman, whose leadership and knowledge of the subject area was invaluable and in their individual cases, transformative.
Mayor Nicol thanked I.C.HOPE for their efforts in a noble endeavor and added that the Council appreciated their using the sign to communicate their message of hope.
Councilman Nolan pointed out that the Library was supporting their efforts by forgiving late fees in exchange for a donation to I.C.HOPE.
The work session was adjourned at 5:40 p.m. on a motion by Councilman Nolan, seconded by Councilman Garruzzo.
MINUTES November 12th, 2013 START: 5:40P.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 October 28th, 2013 meeting were approved on a motion by Councilman Garruzzo seconded by Councilwoman Scott; all aye; no nays. Passed
Councilman Garruzzo seconded by Councilman Nolan, introduced Resolution 13-83 For Passage of the Consent Agenda.
A. (see insertion)
B. To renew the Transportation Agreement with Monmouth County for 2014.
C. To renew the contract for Animal Control with Associated Humane Societies, Inc. for 2014
Vote: Councilman Garruzzo, Nolan, Scott, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed
Councilman Visceglia, seconded by Councilman Shaak introduced Resolution 13-84 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 November 12th, 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 was pleased with the revisions being made to the recycling program, the purchase of new equipment, and the increase that appeared to result from increased public participation.
Councilwoman Scott also reminded the public that brush season had ended and it was now leaf season. However, residents could bring brush to the Public Works Yard and place in the designated bin.
In closing, Councilwoman Scott reminded residents that winter would soon be upon us, today’s flurries being a harbinger of what lie ahead. The public was reminded to keep motor vehicles off the streets during snow to facilitate plowing.
The Councilwoman also cited a seminar on November 14th at the Manasquan Elks on lifting homes damaged by Sandy or impacted by the new flood map requirements.
Councilman Nolan advised that Biddy Basketball sign-ups would take place, at Curtis House, on November 13th between 7:00 & 8:00pm.
Councilman Garruzzo gave the monthly Police Report. There had been 7 adult arrests, no juvenile arrests, 254 Motor Vehicle Stops, 7 motor vehicle accidents, 25 first aid calls and 17 alarm calls. In addition, 16 crimes were investigated.
Since neither Councilman Shaak or Visceglia had reports, the meeting was opened to the public.
The meeting was adjourned at 5:47pm on a motion by Councilman Garruzzo, seconded by Councilman Nolan.
Approved: November 25th, 2013
Thomas F. Nolan
Resolution No.: 13-83-A
Date: November 12, 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 29, 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.
Thomas F. Nolan Thomas B. Nicol
Municipal Clerk Mayor
Presented by: Councilman Garruzzo
Seconded by: Councilman Nolan
Ayes: Council members Garruzzo, Nolan, Scott, Shaak and Visceglia
Absent: Councilman Gorham