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December 23, 2013

February 03 2014

December 23rd, 2013

MINUTES December 23rd, 2013 WORK SESSION START: 7:30 PM

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

ABSENT: NONE

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 observed that tonight would be Councilwoman Scott’s last meeting as a member of the Governing Body as she had opted not to run for re-election. Mayor Nicol called Councilwoman Scott his “mentor” and noted she had been a “mentor” to all the members of the Governing Body during the course of her career.

The Mayor then read the following Proclamation:
Whereas, Councilwoman Ann D. Scott has served the Borough of Brielle as an Elected Official since January 1981, and

Whereas, Ann’s contributions are too numerous to itemize, but bear testament to her commitment to improve the quality of life for all Brielle Residents, and

Whereas, We would be remiss not to cite the two great loves of Ann’s public life, a dedication to the Girl Scouts of America & Recycling, and

Whereas, Ann is the founder of Brielle’s Recycling Program and a major catalyst for the success of the Monmouth County Program. When critics claimed that the market for recyclables would not even cover the cost of collection, Ann would remind them that it was not about money; it was about the environment, and

Whereas, in every facet of her life Ann has striven to lead by example, and if it was not her intent, Ann has certainly humbled us all by her services to our community, her high ethical standards, her commitment to doing what is morally right, and not what is popular, and

Whereas, Councilwoman Ann D. Scott is a true example of a selfless civil servant

Now Therefore Be It Proclaimed, by the Mayor & Council of the Borough of Brielle, that December 23rd, 2013, be observed as COUNCILWOMAN ANN D. SCOTT DAY, throughout the Borough of Brielle.

Mayor Nicol then presented Councilwoman Scott with a sign, to be hung at the Public Works Department, to indicate that henceforth the Borough Recycling Center would be carry the designation “This Recycling Center dedicated to Ann Scott”.

Mayor Nicol then presented Councilwoman Scott with a Waterford Crystal Bowl, and Chief Palmer presented a bouquet of flowers from the Police Department.

Councilwoman Scott was gratified by the presentation and quoted David Brooks who observed that government was boring, gradual, steady and transformative. This spirit had characterized her time on Council.

Councilwoman Scott thanked the Administrative Staff and cited many positive memories. The Councilwoman had enjoyed her interaction with the Volunteers of the Fire Department and First Aid Squad who are the life-blood of the community. She thanked the Police for their exemplary work past and present, they all made her proud.

Of course, it went without saying that the Department of Public Works would always have a special place in her heart. She also thanked the “Folks of Brielle” who had trusted her to serve them well. Councilwoman Scott added that public service was a privilege she had enjoyed and she intended to serve her fellow resident as a private citizen. In closing she reminded the assembly that tonight she bade them farewell as a member of the Governing Body, but it was not “Goodbye”.

The Mayor then read the following Proclamation:
Whereas, The Borough of Brielle has been formed in accordance with applicable statutes, and
Whereas, Chapter VII of the code of the Borough of Brielle entitled “traffic” is silent on the subject of sleighs and Reindeer, and
Whereas, The necessities of the Holiday season demand clarification of this deficiency.
Now therefore be it resolved, That sleighs and Reindeer shall be permitted to land on rooftops in the Borough of Brielle during the period December 24th through December 25th (inclusive), and
Be it further resolved, that no parking citations shall be issued to operators of the aforementioned vehicles provided that they fit the following description: “Little”, “Old”’ “Lively” & “Quick” & can produce valid identification that their name is “Saint Nick”.

Whereas, the Borough of Brielle has been formed in accordance with applicable statutes, and
Whereas, the governing body of the borough of Brielle seeks to ensure the well-being of all its residents, and
Whereas, it is in the best interests of the aforesaid Brielle residents that there be a white Christmas.

Now therefore be it resolved, that there shall be snow in the Borough of Brielle during the period December 24th through December 25th, 2013, and
Be it further resolved, that the Borough Clerk shall forward a copy of this resolution to the appropriate "implementing" agencies.

There being no further comment, work session was adjourned at 7:43 p.m. on a motion by Councilman Shaak, seconded by Councilman Visceglia.

MINUTES December 23rd, 2013 START: 7:45P.M.

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

ABSENT: NONE

Following a moment of silent prayer, a salute to the flag and a roll call, the Minutes of the December 9th, 2013 meeting were approved on a motion by Councilwoman Scott seconded by Councilman Nolan; all aye; no nays. Passed

Councilman Garruzzo seconded by Councilman Shaak, introduced Resolution 13-93 For Passage of the Consent Agenda.

Resolution:
A. (see insertion).
B. (see insertion).
C. (see insertion).
D. (see insertion).
E. (see insertion).
F. (see insertion).
G. (see insertion).

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

Councilman Visceglia, seconded by Councilman Shaak introduced Resolution 13-94 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 December 23rd, 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 & Visceglia: all aye. No nays. Passed

Mayor Nicol then announced that the time had arrived for a hearing and further consideration of “An Ordinance to Amend & Supplement Ordinance No. 1023 “An Ordinance Fixing the Salaries & Compensations of the Various Officers & Employees of the Borough of Brielle”

The hearing was opened on a motion by Councilwoman Scott, seconded by Councilman Garruzzo.

The hearing was closed on a motion by Councilman Garruzzo, seconded by Councilman Visceglia.

Councilman Garruzzo, seconded by Councilman Gorham, introduced Resolution 13-95 for passage on second and final reading of the foregoing ordinance. Vote: Council members Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan, Scott, Shaak & Visceglia: all aye. Passed.

Councilman Shaak seconded by Councilman Visceglia, introduced Resolution 13-96 to authorize publication of passage and adoption, in the Coast Star, in compliance with law. Vote: Council members Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan, Scott, Shaak & Visceglia. Passed.

The Administrator explained that the ordinance established a range for salaries in 2014. The actual salaries to be paid are itemized in a resolution.

Mayor Nicol then called for committee reports and recognized Councilwoman Scott who reminded resident to keep their motor vehicles off the street during severe weather. Councilwoman Scott also noted that there would be no recycling on Thursday due to the Christmas Holiday and leaf collection had been extended to January 1st, 2014, due to many of the public ignoring the December 15th, 2013 deadline. January 1st was the absolute drop-dead date!

Councilman Nolan advised the public that Biddy Basketball was underway and the Library would still be wrapping presents on Christmas Eve. Each box required a $1.00 donation.

Councilman Nolan then thanked Councilwoman Scott for her years of dedicated service and her “commitment to excellence”. Councilman Nolan cited his working with Councilwoman Scott, while a member of the Board of Adjustment, on the Higgins Avenue project, the launching of the Brielle web-site and the recent park project. He praised the Councilwoman for her professional commitment that shall be sorely missed.

Councilman Garruzzo, Shaak, Gorham & Visceglia had no formal reports, but each in turn praised Councilwoman Scott for her distinguished career.

Councilman Garruzzo observed that Councilwoman Scott would be greatly missed as no one had worked harder to serve the public.

Councilman Shaak offered her thanks for thirty-three years of outstanding service and like the Mayor cited her as a mentor who shared her experience with all members of Council.

Councilman Gorham noted that working with Councilwoman Scott had been a pleasure and he wished her the best in her future endeavors. As a resident and a councilman she had improved the quality of life in Brielle.

Councilman Visceglia added to the list of accolades and thanked Councilwoman Scott for her guidance and her commitment to the Borough.

Mayor Nicol thanked Councilwoman Scott for her years of service and for the pumpkin bread. Councilwoman Scott interjected that the recipe was one years old.

The meeting was opened to the public and the Chair recognized Gary Pstrak, 1020 Riverview Drive, who stated that Councilwoman Scott would be sorely missed, but her legacy would live on.

There being no additional comments from the public, the meeting was adjourned sine die, at 7:55 pm. on a motion by Councilman Gorham, seconded by Councilman Gorham.

Approved: December 23rd, 2013

Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk

Resolution No.:13-93-A
Date: December 23rd, 2013

TEMPORARY BUDGET
BOROUGH OF BRIELLE

WHEREAS, N.J.S. 40A:4-19 OF THE REVISED STATUTES OF NEW JERSEY PROVIDES
THAT, WHEN ANY CONTRACTS, COMMITTMENTS OR PAYMENTS ARE
TO BE MADE PRIOR TO THE ADOPTION OF THE MUNICIPAL BUDGET,
THE GOVERNING BODY SHALL, BY RESOLUTION,ADOPTED PRIOR TO
JANUARY 31ST OF THE FISCAL YEAR, MAKE APPROPRIATIONS FOR
THE PERIOD BETWEEN THE BEGINNING OF THE FISCAL YEAR AND
THE ADOPTION OF THE BUDGET, AND

WHEREAS, THE DATE OF THIS RESOLUTION IS PRIOR TO THE FIRST THIRTY-ONE
DAYS OF JANUARY, 2014, AND

WHEREAS, ONE QUARTER (25%) OF THE TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS MADE IN THE
2013 MUNICIPAL BUDGET, EXCLUDING APPROPRIATIONS MADE FOR
INTEREST AND DEBT REDEMPTION CHARGES & CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT
FUND IN SAID BUDGET IS THE SUM OF $2,574,502.75.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, THAT THE FOLLOWING TEMPORARY
APPROPRIATIONS (THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF WHICH DOES NOT
EXCEED THE AMOUNT SHOWN IN THE PREAMBLE ABOVE), IN THE
AMOUNT OF $2, 446, 908.00 BE MADE AND A CERTIFIED COPY OF THIS
RESOLUTION BE TRANSMITTED TO THE CHIEF FINANCE OFFICER FOR
THEIR RECORDS.


APPROPRIATIONS AMOUNT

GENERAL GOVERNMENT

ADMINISTRATIVE & EXECUTIVE
SALARIES & WAGES 20-120-1 $ 70,000.00
OTHER EXPENSES 20-120-2 16,500.00

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
OTHER EXPENSE 25-252-2 750.00

ASSESSMENT OF TAXES
SALARIES & WAGES 20-150-1 10,000.00
OTHER EXPENSES 20-150-2 2,500.00

COLLECTION OF TAXES
SALARIES & WAGES 20-145-1 24,000.00
OTHER EXPENSES 20-145-2 3,000.00

LEGAL SERVICES 20-155-2 45,000.00

BOROUGH HISTORIAN 150.00


MUNICIPAL COURT
SALARIES & WAGES 43-490-1 12,500.00


MUNICIPAL PROSECUTOR 25-275-2 6,500.00

ENGINEERING SERVICES 20-165-2 20,000.00

BUILDINGS & GROUNDS
OTHER EXPENSES 26-310-2 25,000.00

PLANNING BOARD
SALARIES & WAGES 21-180-1 2,500.00
OTHER EXPENSES 21-180-2 5,000.00

FINANCIAL SERVICES 20-130-2 15,000.00

SHADE TREE COMMISSION
OTHER EXPENSES 26-313-2 2, 500.00

ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION
OTHER EXPENSES 21-186-2 500.00

MERCANTILE INSPECTION
SALARIES & WAGES 22-200-1 3,398.00
OTHER EXPENSES 22-200-2 150.00

INSURANCE
OTHER INSURANCE PREMIUMS 23-210-2 150,000.00
WORKMANS COMPENSATION
GROUP INSURANCE 23-220-2 165,000.00


PUBLIC SAFETY

FIRE COMPANY
OTHER EXPENSES 25-255-2 9,000.00
FIRE OFFICIAL S/W 2,500.00

FIRST AID ORGANIZATION 25-260-2
OTHER EXPENSES 7,500.00

POLICE
SALARIES & WAGES 25-240-1 495,000.00
OTHER EXPENSES 25-240-2 35,000.00
VECHICLE PURCHASE/LEASE 25-240-2 25,000.00
SICK TIME PURCHASE OPTION 30-415-2 40,000.00


CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER
SALARIES & WAGES 25-195-1 2,400.00
OTHER EXPENSES ` 25-195-2 450.00


STREETS & ROADS
SALARIES & WAGES 26-290-1 115,000.00
OTHER EXPENSES 26-290-2 25,000.00
STREET LIGHTING (SEE UTILITIES)
VEHICLE MAINTENANCE 26-315-2 12,500.00


SANITATION

GARBAGE & TRASH REMOVAL
CONTRACTUAL 32-465-2 70,000.00
OTHER TRASH EXPENSES 26-305-2 90,000.00
(INCLUDES RECYCLING OTHER)

HEALTH & WELFARE

BOARD OF HEALTH
SALARIES & WAGES 27-330-1 900.00
OTHER EXPENSES 27-330-2 100.00
HEALTH SERVICES CONTRACTUAL 27-330-2 25,000.00


BOARD OF RECREATION COMMISSIONERS
SALARIES & WAGES 27-345-1 8,000.00
OTHER EXPENSES 27-345-2 8,750.00

MUNICIPAL LAND USE 21-180-2 6,500.00

AID TO LIBRARY 29-390-2 25,000.00

ZONING OFFICER 22-187-1
SALARIES & WAGES 22-187-2 5,500.00


DOG REGULATION CONTRACTUAL 27-340-2 3,500.00

CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS

CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND 44-901-2 5,000.00*

STATUTORY EXPENDITURES

CONTRIBUTION TO SOCIAL SECURITY 36-472 85,000.00

DEBT SERVICE


RECYCLING PROGRAM

RECYCLING
SALARIES & WAGES 32-465-1 50,000.00

UTILITIES 31-432-2 80,000.00


APPROPRIATIONS

WATER UTILITY EXPENSES

OPERATING EXPENSES
SALARIES & WAGES 55-501-1 100,000.00
OTHER EXPENSES 55-502 -2 55,000.00
N.J.S.W.S.A. 55-503-2 50,000.00
SMRSA 55-504 -2 120,000.00
SMRSA INFLITRATION/INFLOW REMEDIATION 360.00
SOUTH EAST MONMOTH M.U.A. 55-505 180,000.00
CAPITAL OUTLAY 55-512-2 35,000.00
GROUP INSURANCE 55-506-2 32,500.00
CONTRIBUTION TO SOCIAL SECURITY 55-541-2 17,500.00

TOTAL $2, 402,908.00
LESS EXCEPTIONS 5,000.00

TOTAL $2, 397,908.00

INTER-LOCAL AGREEMENTS

DISPATCH SERVICES 42-250-2 $ 22,000.00
MANASQUAN MUNICIPAL COURT INTER-LOCAL $ 25,000.00
CONSTRUCTION CODE SERVICES $ 2,000.00
TOTAL $2, 446,908.00


Resolution No. 13-93-C
Date: December 23, 2013

Borough of Brielle
County of Monmouth


Resolution to Authorize Tax Collector and Chief Financial Officer to Process Refunds and/or Cancelation of Property Taxes and/or Fees or Charges Less Than $10.00


WHEREAS, P.L. 1983, c.568, permits the governing body to authorize a municipal employee to process a property tax refund of less than $10.00 with no further action of the governing body required; and,

WHEREAS, P.L. 2013, C.54 effective May 9, 2013 (amending P.L. 1983, c.568) permits the governing body to authorize a municipal employee to process a refund of fees and charges imposed by the municipality of less than $10.00 with no further action of the governing body required.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Borough Council of the Borough of Brielle that Colleen Castronova, Tax Collector be and she is hereby authorized to process property tax refunds and Steve Mayer, Chief Financial Officer, be and she is hereby authorized to process refunds of fees and charges imposed by the municipality of less than $10.00 with no further action of the Borough Council required.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a certified copy of this Resolution shall be supplied to the Tax Collector and Chief Financial Officer.

I, Thomas F. Nolan, Municipal Clerk of the Borough of Brielle, County of Monmouth, State of
New Jersey, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and exact copy of the Resolution
adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Brielle at their Regular Meeting
held on December 23rd, 2013.

Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk

Resolution No.: 13-93-D Date: December 23rd, 2013

Resolution of the Borough of Brielle

Whereas, NJSA:40a58 provides for making transfers between 2014 budget appropriation accounts during the months of January & February, and

Whereas, it has become necessary at this time to expend funds in excess of the sums appropriated for the purposes specified in the 2014 budget, and

Whereas, the governing body may, by resolution, transfer existing excess to an appropriation deemed insufficient.

Now therefore be it resolved, (no less than 2/3 of the full membership of the governing body affirmatively confirming), that the following transfers be made between appropriation accounts in the 2014 budget:

Current:

From: Planning Board o/e $10,000.00

To: Legal o/e $10,000.00

Approved: December 23rd, 2013

Resolution No.:13-93-E
Date: December 23rd, 2013


BUDGET FUND APPROPRIATIONS TO BE CANCELED:
CURRENT APPROPRIATIONS
Admin O/E 15,000.00
Engineering 4,000.00
Planning Board O/E 8,000.00
Municipal Land Use 13,000.00
Police Car 20,000.00
L.O.S.A.P. 16,000.00
Streets & Roads S/W 130,000.00
Vehicle Maintenance O/E 25,000.00
Recreation S/W 5,000.00
Garbage & Trash O/E 110,000.00
S.S.I. 130,000.00
PFRS 51,000.00
Group Health Insurance 100,000.00
Construction Code Interlocal 18,000.00
Dispatch Services M/C 12,800.00
Municipal Court S/W 4,000.00
Municipal Court Interlocal 11,000.00

Total ………………………………………$ 672, 800.00
WATER APPROPRIATIONS

Water S/W 17,000.00
Water O/E 4,000.00
NJWSA 50,000.00
SEMMUA 20,000.00
S.S.I. 13,000.00

Total ……………………………………..$104,000.00


COMBINED TOTAL……………………$776,800.00

Resolution No.: 13-93-F
Date: December 23rd, 2013

Resolution of the Borough of Brielle

Whereas, The Borough of Brielle received bids for the construction of an elevated Water Storage Tank on December 18th, 2013, and

Whereas, none of the bids received were within the Engineer's Estimate for the performance of the work, nor were they within the amounts appropriated for that purpose.

Now Therefore Be It Resolved, that all bids received for the construction of an elevated Water Storage Tank are hereby rejected.

Vote: Council members Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan, Scott, Shaak & Visceglia all aye; no nays. None absent. None abstained. Passed.

Certification

The foregoing is a true copy of a resolution passed by the Brielle Mayor & Council at a meeting held on December 23rd, 2013.

Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 24th day of December, 2013.

Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk

Resolution No.:13-93-G
Date: December 23rd, 2013

Resolution of the Borough of Brielle

Whereas, the Borough of Brielle received bids for the construction of an elevated Water Storage Tank on December 18th, 2013, and

Whereas, none of the bids received were within the Engineer's Estimate for the performance of the work, nor were they within the amounts appropriated for that purpose, and

Whereas, the Borough is of the opinion that the work is necessary to ensure the integrity Of the Brielle Public Water System.

Now Therefore Be It Resolved, that the Municipal Clerk and the Borough's Professional Engineering Staff are authorized to re-bid the construction of the elevated Water Storage Tank. The new date for the receipt of bids shall be January 17th, 2014.

Vote: Council members Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan, Scott, Shaak & Visceglia all aye; no nays. None absent. None abstained. Passed.

Certification

The foregoing is a true copy of a resolution passed by the Brielle Mayor & Council at a meeting held on December 23rd, 2013.

Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 24th day of December, 2013.
Thomas F. Nolan Municipal Clerk

Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk

 

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