A Community by the River

Borough of Brielle, NJ

November 25, 2013

February 03 2014

November 25th, 2013

MINUTES November 25th, 2013 WORK SESSION START: 7:30 PM



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 recognized Councilman Garruzzo who introduced the Council & Public to Brian Stahl who was being appointed as a Probationary Patrolman.

Brian joined the Police Department in November 2012 as a Class II Special Officer. He is a 2007 graduate of Point Pleasant High School and completed Basic Military Training. He served in Italy, California, Israel and Afghanistan as a Military Police Officer through June 2012. Brian has extensive military and foreign police training.

Brian has 70 credits toward his Bachelor’s Degree and plans to continue his education. He currently resides with his parents in Point Pleasant and will surely be an asset to the Brielle Police Department.

Chief Palmer added that Brian had been among the top five candidates, out of forty-six, when the last Class II Special Officer had been appointed.

The work session was adjourned at 7:37 p.m. on a motion by Councilman Shaak, seconded by Councilman Garruzzo.

MINUTES November 25th, 2013 START: 7:37P.M.



Following a moment of silent prayer, a salute to the flag and a roll call, the Minutes of the November 12th, 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 13-85 For Passage of the Consent Agenda.

A. To appoint Brien C. Stahl, of Point Pleasant, as a Probationary Patrolman, with an effective date of December 1st, 2013.
B. To authorize a Municipal Employee a medical leave as per the provisions of the FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act).

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

Councilman Shaak, seconded by Councilwoman Scott introduced Resolution 13-86 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 25th, 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: all aye. No nays. Passed

(Note: The introduction of the Salary Ordinance was carried to December 9th, 2013 due to a concern over the notice.)

Mayor Nicol then called for committee reports and recognized Councilwoman Scott who reminded the public that Thursday’s trash collection would take place on Wednesday due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. The collection of recycling had been canceled for Thursday, November 28th, but the Public Works Yard would be open from: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday, November 30th for residents who wished to take their recyclables to the yard.

In closing, Councilwoman Scott communicated the DPW Superintendents lament to “PLEASE” stop putting brush at the curb. Only leaves were being collected through 12/15/13. Residents were also reminded to keep their motor vehicles off the street during severe weather.

In closing, on behalf of her Committee and the DPW Staff, Councilwoman Scott wished everyone a “Happy Thanksgiving”.

Councilman Nolan reminded the public that the annual Christmas Tree Lighting would take place on December 8th at 6:00 pm. Santa had scheduled an appearance and hot chocolate would be served.

Turning to the Library, Councilman Nolan noted that the amnesty on fines in exchange for a donation to I.C.HOPE would end on November 27th. Councilman Nolan also noted that the library computer system had been hacked, but it was now back on line.

Councilman Garruzzo reiterated his belief that Brian Stahl would be an asset to the community.

Since neither Councilman Shaak nor Gorham had reports, the meeting was opened to the public.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:50 pm on a motion by Councilman Garruzzo, seconded by Councilman Nolan.

Approved: December 9th, 2013

Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk

Resolution No.: 13-85-A
Date: November 25th, 2013

Resolution of the Borough of Brielle

Whereas, Brian Christopher Stahl has demonstrated the ability and qualifications required to serve as a Probationary Police Officer.

Now Therefore Be It Resolved, that Brian Christopher Stahl is appointed a Probationary Police Officer for the Borough of Brielle, effective as of December 1st, 2013.

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


The foregoing is a true copy of a resolution approved by the Brielle Mayor & Council at a meeting held on November 25th, 2013.

Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 26th day of November, 2013.


Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk