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Borough of Brielle, NJ


January 6, 2014

July 11 2014

Reorganization Meeting

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MINUTES JANUARY 6th, 2014 ORGANIZATION MEETING START: 7:00 P.M.

PRESENT: MAYOR NICOL, COUNCILMEN GARRUZZO, GIANFORTE, GORHAM, NOLAN, SHAAK & VISCEGLIA.

ABSENT: NONE.

The Clerk announced that Councilmembers Gianforte & Gorham had taken their oath of office.

Mayor Nicol opened the meeting in compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act followed by a silent prayer and a salute to the flag.

Mayor Nicol then advised that Robert’s Rules of Order would be employed to determine all parliamentary questions not specifically provided for.

Mayor Nicol then opened the floor to nominations for Council-President.

Councilman Garruzzo nominated Councilman Shaak, seconded by Councilman Nolan.

There being no further nomination, nominations were closed on a motion by Councilman Garruzzo seconded by Councilman Nolan.

Councilman Nolan moved to elect Councilman Shaak as Council-President, the motion was seconded by Councilman Garruzzo; all ayes. None opposed.

Council-President Shaak thanked his colleagues and noted that he was gratified to have been selected to serve as Council-President by his fellow council-members. Council-President Shaak then announced the 2014 Committee Assignments. The Clerk was directed to insert the roster into the minutes to formalize the 2014 committee assignments. (see insertion).

Mayor Nicol then announced the 2014 professional appointments:

Labor Counsel Citta, Holzapfel & Zabarsky
Borough Attorney Montenegro, Thompson
Montenegro & Genz
Borough Engineer Alan P. Hilla & Avakian
Borough Auditor Robert Hulsart Inc.
Bond Counsel Dilworth Paxton
Public Defender Timothy J. Wintrode/Public Defender Municipal Prosecutor Citta, Holzapfel & Zabarsky
Municipal Finance Officer Stephen Mayer

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The appointments were confirmed on a motion by Councilman Nolan, seconded by Councilman Garruzzo; all aye.

Mayor Nicol then announced that all professional appointments were subject to a professional service contract.

Councilman Nolan, seconded by Councilman Garruzzo, introduced Resolution 14-01 to appoint Mayor Thomas B. Nicol as Emergency Management Coordinator. Vote: Councilman Garruzzo, Gianforte, Gorham, Nolan, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye; no nays. Passed

Councilman Garruzzo seconded by Councilman Nolan, introduced Resolution 14-02 (see insertion). Vote: Councilmen Garruzzo, Gianforte, Gorham, Nolan, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye; no nays.
Passed

On a motion by Councilman Nolan, seconded by Councilman Garruzzo, all tenured and non-annual appointments, now held by Borough employees were confirmed; all aye.

On a motion by Councilman Garruzzo, seconded by Councilman Gorham, the membership rosters of Brielle First Aid Squad and Brielle Fire Company No. 1 were confirmed; all aye.

Mayor Nicol then announced the annual appointments:

Borough Administrator Thomas F. Nolan
Officer to Issue Certificates of Liability Thomas F. Nolan
Relocation Officer Thomas F. Nolan
Commissioner of Insurance Thomas F. Nolan
Representative to S.E.M.M.U.A. Thomas F. Nolan
Fire Protection Official Brett Nielsen
Construction Code Official Albert P. Ratz
Zoning Officer Elissa C. Commins
Deputy Zoning Officer Alan P. Hilla
Conflict Engineers Lindstrom, Dissiner & Carr
First Deputy Emergency Manage. Coord. Michael W. Palmer
Second Deputy Emergency Manage.Coord. Timothy A. Shaak
Heritage Committee/Borough Historian John E. Belding
Registrar/Sec. Board of Health Tina McDermott
Secretary Board of Health Karen S. Brisben
Deputy Registrar/Sec. Board of Health Colleen Castronova
Mercantile Officer James Langenberger
Code Enforcement Officer James Langenberger
Tax Collector Colleen Castronova
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Water Sewer Rent Collector Tina McDermott
Animal Control Official Colleen Castronova
Superintendent Water Utility/DPW Robert McArthur
Recycling Coordinator Robert McArthur
Safety Coordinator Robert McArthur
Assistant Superintendent DPW Jeffrey Weiss
Assistant Recycling Coordinator Jeffrey Weiss
Assistant Clerks Financial Services Karen S. Brisben
Colleen Castronova
Tina McDermott
Carol McMenamy
Asst. Administrator/Deputy Clerk/Clerk
Of Elections Carol McMenamy
Detective (Serves @ discretion of Chief) Ryan Mexisell
DPW
Working Foreman Water/Sewer Utility Jeffrey Ely
Michael Burger
Water Plant Operator Michael McArthur
Special Deputy Election Clerk Kathy Habick

Councilman Garruzzo, seconded by Councilman Nolan introduced Resolution 14-03 to confirm the foregoing appointments. Vote: Councilman Garruzzo, Gianforte, Gorham, Nolan, Shaak & Visceglia all aye; no nays. Passed (Councilman Shaak abstained on his appointment as Second Deputy EMC).

Mayor Nicol then announced the appointments to the various Boards & Commissions of the Borough for terms that expired on December 31st, 2014.

Planning Board

Thomas B. Nicol Member Class I (14)
Frank A. Garruzzo Member Class II (14)
James F. Langenberger Member Class III (14)
Tim Sigler Member Class IV (17)
Jim Stenson Member Class IV (17) Alternate #2 (14)

Community Development Block Grant Committee

Cory Lakin Member (14)
Timothy Shaak Member (14)
Ann D. Scott Member (14)
Darcy Garruzzo Member (14)
Robert McArthur Member (14)
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Carol McMenamy Representative (14)
Adeline Schmidt Alternate Representative (14)

Board of Recreation

John Devereux Member (18)
Kevin Kinneally Member (18)
Stephen Speicher Member (18)
Tom McManus Associate (14)
Art Foreman Associate (14)
Michael Milza Associate (14)
Karen Dettlinger Associate (14)
Susan Deegan Associate (14)
Kristine Anderson Associate (14)
Colleen Stratton Associate (14)
Kendal Porter Associate (14)
Tina Cardott Associate (14)
Michelle Vitanzo Associate (14)
Patty Guzzo Associate (14)
Carol McMenamy Recording Secretary (14)

Environmental Commission

Robert Houseal Member (16)
Catherine Oliver Member (16)
Kim Nuccio Alternate (14)
Thomas Mauro Alternate (14)

Shade Tree Commission

John E. Belding Member (17)
Kathy Schmidt Member (18)
Robert Imgrund Member (18)

The appointments were approved on a motion by Councilman Shaak, seconded by Councilman Gianforte.

Mayor Nicol then read the re-organization resolutions.

Councilman Shaak, seconded by Councilman Gianforte moved Resolution 14-05 (see insertion). Vote: Councilmen Garruzzo, Gianforte, Gorham, Nolan, Shaak & Visceglia, all aye; no nays. Passed



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Councilman Gianforte seconded by Councilman Nolan moved Resolution 14-06 (see insertion). Vote: Councilmen Garruzzo, Gianforte, Gorham, Nolan, Shaak & Visceglia, all aye; no nays. Passed

Councilman Nolan, seconded by Councilman Garruzzo moved Resolution 14-07 (see insertion). Vote: Councilmen Garruzzo, Gianforte, Gorham, Nolan, Shaak & Visceglia, all aye; no nays. Passed

Councilman Garruzzo seconded by Councilman Nolan, introduced Resolution 14-08 (see insertion). Vote: Councilmen Garruzzo, Gianforte, Gorham, Nolan, Shaak & Visceglia, all aye; no nays. Passed

Councilman Shaak, seconded by Councilman Nolan moved Resolution 14-09 (see insertion) Councilmen Garruzzo, Gianforte, Gorham, Nolan, Shaak & Visceglia, all aye; no nays. Passed

Councilman Garruzzo seconded by Councilman Nolan introduced Resolution 14-10 to authorize the Business Administrator, with the consent of the Mayor & Council Committee Chairman who has jurisdiction over the Department, to hire Temporary Part-Time Help on a “as needed” basis. Vote: Councilmen Garruzzo, Gianforte, Gorham, Nolan, Shaak & Visceglia, all aye, no nays. Passed

Councilman Garruzzo seconded by Councilman Nolan, introduced Resolution14-11 (see insertion). Vote: Councilmen Garruzzo, Gianforte, Gorham, Nolan, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye; no nays. Passed

Councilman Nolan seconded by Councilman Garruzzo introduced Resolution 14-12 to memorialize the extension of the sick time provisions of the Teamsters Contract to the non-union employees. Vote: Councilmen Garruzzo, Gianforte, Gorham, Nolan, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye; no nays. Passed

Mayor Nicol then opened the meeting for Council comment. There being none, Mayor Nicol then opened the meeting for Public Comment, and recognized Borough Historian, John E. Belding who thanked the Council for his re-appointment.

Mr. Belding also showed the Council his latest acquisition, an 1890 Map of the Brielle Land Association indicating the fire rating for the existing structures. The population at that time was twenty during the winter and 250 during the summer. The fire rating was not the best as the Association had no fire-fighting equipment and water pressure was low.

There being no further comments the meeting was adjourned at 7:22 p.m. on a motion by Councilman Shaak, seconded by Councilman Gorham.

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Approved: January 6th, 2014 __________________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk









































Resolution no.:14-4
Date: January 6th, 2014

Be it resolved, that each Monday night, of each month, in the calendar year 2014, with exceptions noted, be designated as meeting nights of the Mayor & Council of the borough of Brielle, with meetings to be held in the council chambers of the Borough Hall, 601Union Lane, Brielle, New Jersey.

Be it further resolved, that regular business meetings shall be scheduled for the 2nd and fourth Mondays at 7:30 p.m. except Monday holidays, when said meetings shall be on the second and fourth Tuesday, or proper 48 hour notice given, and

Be it further resolved, that the work session shall be held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month at 7:30 p.m. except Monday holidays, when said sessions shall be on the 2nd and fourth Tuesday, said time being subject to a later starting time based on the volume of business and with forty-eight hour notice being given through the dissemination of the agenda.

Be it further resolved, that the public will not participate in the work session, but may be present and listen. Public participation shall be permitted at the conclusion of the work session, but shall be limited to those matters discussed at the work session. The public may, at regular meetings, participate at such time or times, as set forth on the agenda, for that particular meeting, or, with the permission of the presiding officer, and

Be it further resolved, that the annual notice schedule and “48 hour notice” be forwarded to the newspapers designated the official newspapers for the Borough of Brielle as set forth under chapter 321, p.l. 1975 “open public meetings act”.


















Resolution No.:14-05
Date: January 6th, 2014

Whereas, the efficient management of borough affairs requires the establishment and/or maintenance of various bank accounts and procedures for handling funds,

Now therefore be it resolved, by the governing body of the Borough of Brielle as follows:

1. The following banks, or their successors, shall be designated depositories: Ocean First Bank, local branches, Bank of America/Brielle branch, Manasquan savings & loan, New Jersey, cash management fund.
2. All existing accounts shall be continued subject to further resolution.
3. The mayor, business administrator & chief finance officer shall continue to be signatories on all accounts.
4. The mayor & council hereby adopt the annual cash management plan and shall adhere to the precepts of same. Said plan is on file in the office of C.M.F.O.



Resolution No.:14-6
Date: January 6th, 2014

Whereas, N.J.S.A. 54:4-67, as amended, provides that a municipality may fix the interest rate to be charged for the delinquent payment of taxes of assessments and fix due dates.

Now therefore be it resolved, that a grace period not to exceed ten (10) days be permitted after each quarterly due date, February 1st, may 1st, august 1st & November 1st, and that the rate of eight (8) percent (%) per annum be charged on the first $1,500.00 of the delinquency and eighteen (18) percent (%) per annum be charged on the amount in excess of $1,500.00 with the delinquent interest rate retroactive to the aforesaid due dates for the year 2014.

Resolution No.:14-7
Date: January 6th, 2014

Whereas, the efficient management of borough affairs requires the establishment and/or maintenance of a petty cash fund & a petty cash checking account, and change draws for the animal control in the amount of $75.00 & general fund accounts, in the amount of $50.00, and the water/sewer & tax accounts, in the amount of $100.00,

Now therefore be it resolved, that the business administrator is hereby authorized to establish a petty cash fund in the amount of $150.00 and a petty cash checking account in the amount of $200.00, as well as the aforementioned “change draws”.



Resolution No.:14-8
Date: January 6th, 2014

Be it resolved, that the following newspapers shall be designated as official newspapers for the borough of Brielle for the year 2014.

Asbury Park press Neptune
Newark star ledger Newark
The coast star Manasquan


Resolution No.:14-9
Date: January 6th, 2014

Whereas, N.J.S.A. 40a:5-17.1 authorizes the governing body to process without further action on their part, the cancellation of any property tax refund or delinquency of less than $10.00, and

Whereas, N.J.S.A. 54-5-19 authorizes the tax collector to collect all taxes, assessments, and other municipal charges that are delinquent, and to sell all municipal liens in the manner established by statute.

Now therefore be it resolved, that Colleen Castronova, in her capacity as municipal tax collector, is hereby authorized to perform the aforementioned functions throughout calendar 2014.






















 

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