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January 27, 2014

July 11 2014

January 27th, 2014

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MINUTES JANUARY 27th, 2014 WORK SESSION START: 7:30 PM

PRESENT: MAYOR NICOL, COUNCILMEN GARRUZZO, GIANFORTE, GORHAM, NOLAN, 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 advised Council that consent agenda resolutions “E” be held with “F”, where upon action could be taken, would become “E” He also asked the Council for permission to go into Executive Session re: potential litigation and contract negotiations. Council gave their concurrence.

There being no further comment, work session was adjourned at 7: 35 p.m. on a motion by Councilman Shaak, seconded by Councilman Garruzzo.


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MINUTES JANUARY 27th, 2014 START: 7:34 P.M.

PRESENT: MAYOR NICOL, COUNCILMEN GARRUZZO, GIANFORTE, GORHAM, NOLAN, 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 January 6th Organization meeting and January 6th, 2014 Regular meeting were approved on a motion by Councilman Shaak seconded by Councilman Gorham; all aye; no nays. Passed

Councilman Garruzzo seconded by Councilman Nolan, introduced Resolution 14-15 for Passage of the Consent Agenda.

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

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

Councilman Visceglia, seconded by Councilman Gorham introduced Resolution 14-16 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 January 27th, 2014, as reviewed by the Finance Committee and as listed on the Resolution and the Computer Bill List amended thereto. Vote: Council members Garruzzo, Gianforte, Gorham, Nolan, Shaak & Visceglia: all aye. No nays. Passed

Mayor Nicol then announced that the time had arrived for the introduction and passage on first reading of “AN ORDINANCE SUPLEMENTING CHAPTER VI OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH O BRIELLE ENTITLED “VEHICLES & TRAFFIC”.

On a motion by Councilman Garruzzo, seconded by Councilman Nolan, Resolution 14-17 was introduced for passage on introduction and first reading. Vote: Councilman Garruzzo, Gianforte, Gorham, Nolan, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed.

Councilman Garruzzo, seconded by Councilman Nolan, moved Resolution 14-18 for publication of the foregoing ordinance in the Coast Star for a hearing to be held on February 10th, 2014 at 7:30 pm. Vote: Councilman Garruzzo, Gianforte, Gorham, Nolan, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed.
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Mayor Nicol then called for committee reports and recognized Councilman Visceglia who had no formal report. Councilman Gorham had no report.

Councilman Shaak reminded the public to please keep their vehicles off the road when inclement weather i.e. snow was forecast. He also advised the public that the new Public Works sign had been installed. For the future, Councilman Shaak advised that after a snow event there would not be a recycling pick-up. Collection would resume at the next scheduled pick-up. Councilman Shaak also noted that January 30th was the fifth Thursday and there would be no collection. In closing Councilman Shaak pointed out that all ten DPW Workers had labored for twenty-six consecutive hours plowing, spreading 80 tons of rock salt and 600 gallons of brine to clear Brielle’s streets; he felt such an effort should be acknowledged.

Councilman Gianforte announced that after recently reading about municipalities that instituted a “no-knock” policy; he was planning to meet with his Community Development Committee in order to see whether such a policy could benefit the residences of Brielle. In essence, the Borough would maintain a list of those residences who did not want solicitors to enter upon their property. Canvassers would be given a copy of the list and advised that those listed locations were off limits. Violators would be fined. Councilman Gianforte would keep the Council apprised of his committee’s progress.

Councilman Nolan advised that the Library would launch the “Zoom Balloon Program on January 29th. He also cited the February 23rd Ski Trip, sponsored by the Board of Recreation, and noted that Biddy Basketball was in its fourth week and all was going well.

Councilman Garruzzo gave the 2013 Annual Report for the Police Department (see insertion).

There being no further public comments, Councilman Garruzzo, seconded by Councilman Shaak, introduced Resolution 14-19.

Whereas, the Open Public Meetings Act permits the exclusion of the Public from a meeting in certain circumstances; and
Whereas, the Borough Council of the Borough of Brielle is of the opinion that such circumstances currently exist. Now Therefore Be It Resolved, by the Borough Council of the Borough of Brielle, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey, on November 28th, 2011, as follows:

1. The Public shall be excluded from discussion of and action upon the hereinafter
specified subject matters.

2. The general nature of the subject matter to be discussed is as follows:
“Public Safety, Contracts” & “Potential Litigation”.

3. It is anticipated at this time that the above stated subject matters will be made
public when the need for confidentiality no longer exists.

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

The Executive Session began at 7:44 p.m. and ended at 8:26 p.m. The session was adjourned on a motion by Councilman Garruzzo, seconded by Councilman Nolan.

Councilman Garruzzo seconded by Councilman Nolan, introduced Resolution 14-20 (see insertion) Vote: Councilman Garruzzo, Gianforte, Gorham, Nolan, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed

Councilman Garruzzo seconded by Councilman Visceglia, introduced Resolution 14-21 (see insertion). Vote: Councilman Garruzzo, Gianforte, Gorham, Nolan, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed

Councilman Garruzzo seconded by Councilman Nolan, introduced Resolution 14-22 to authorize the Borough Attorney, Nicholas C. Montenegro, to address the issue of a Tree House, the owner of which had petitioned the Borough to permit the structure to encroach on a municipal right-of-way, and to notify all interested parties, that the request was denied. Vote: Councilman Garruzzo, Gianforte, Gorham, Nolan, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed

The meeting was adjourned at 8:29 pm on a motion by Councilman Shaak, seconded by Councilman Visceglia.




Approved: February 10th, 2014

________________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk


Resolution No: 14-15-A Date: January 27th, 2014


Resolution of the Borough of Brielle


Whereas: on January 27th, 2014 Brielle Fire Co. # 1 Inc., 509 Longstreet Ave, Brielle, NJ 08730 submitted Raffle Application No. 2014-1 ID No. 57-9-9394 for an off-site 50/50 raffle, to be held at Brielle Park 644 Union Lane Brielle, NJ 08730 on Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 10am to 7pm.

Whereas: the Brielle Police Department had indicated that it has no objection to granting this License.

Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved: that the Governing Body of the Borough of Brielle directs the Business Administrator to sign the Findings and Determination and the Municipal Clerk is to issue the required License on behalf of the Borough.

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 January 27th, 2014.

Witness my Hand and Seal of the Borough of Brielle this 28th day of January 2014.

______________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk




Resolution No: 14-15-B
Date: January 27th, 2014


Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
Fiscal Grant Cycle July 2014-June 2019
FORM 1B


Whereas, the Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse established the Municipal Alliances for the Prevention of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse in 1989 to educate and engage residents, local government and law enforcement officials, schools, nonprofit organizations, the faith community, parents, youth and other allies in efforts to prevent alcoholism and drug abuse in communities throughout New Jersey.
Whereas, the Borough Council of the Borough of Brielle, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey recognizes that the abuse of alcohol and drugs is a serious problem in our society amongst persons of all ages; and therefore has an established Municipal Alliance Committee; and,
Whereas, the Borough Council further recognizes that it is incumbent upon not only public officials but upon the entire community to take action to prevent such abuses in our community; and,
Whereas, the Borough Council has applied for funding to the Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse through the County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey hereby recognizes the following:
1. The Borough Council does hereby authorize submission of a strategic plan for the Shore Municipal Alliance grant for fiscal year 2014 in the amount of:
DEDR $74,000.00
Cash Match $18,500.00
In-Kind $55,500.00

2. The Borough Council acknowledges the terms and conditions for administering the Municipal Alliance grant, including the administrative compliance and audit requirements.
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 January 27th, 2014.

Witness my Hand and Seal of the Borough of Brielle this 28th day of January 2014.
______________________
Thomas F. Nolan Municipal Clerk


Resolution No.: 14-15-C
Date: January 27th, 2014



Resolution of the Borough of Brielle
Re: Audit Controls Required for the Issuance of Statutory Bonds by the Municipal Excess Liability Joint Insurance Fund

Whereas, The Municipal Excess Liability Insurance Fund (MEL) issues statutory bonds Conditional upon members adopting effective control to minimize losses, and


Whereas, The Governing Body has reviewed a report from its auditor that concludes that The controls in place concerning the handling of finances and financial transactions are satisfactory, and

Now Therefore Be It Resolved, by the Governing Body of the Borough of Brielle that a certified copy of this resolution, together with a copy of the auditor's report, shall be forwarded to the MEL.

Moved by:
Seconded by:

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



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 January 27th, 2014.

Witness my Hand and Seal of the Borough of Brielle this 28th day of January 2014.




______________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk



Resolution No: 14-15-D
Date: January 27th, 2014


Borough of Brielle
Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
Fiscal Grant Extension January 1st to June 30, 2014

WHEREAS, the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse established the Municipal Alliances for the Prevention of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse in 1989 to educate and engage residents, local government and law enforcement officials, schools, nonprofit organizations, the faith community, parents, youth and other allies in efforts to prevent alcoholism and drug abuse in communities throughout New Jersey.

WHEREAS, the Borough of Brielle, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey recognizes that the abuse of alcohol and drugs is a serious problem in our society amongst persons of all ages; and therefore has an established municipal Alliance Committee; and

WHEREAS, The Borough of Brielle was approved for a Municipal Alliance grant for the January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013 grant term; and

WHEREAS, the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse has extended the 2013 grant term until June 30, 2014, in order to transition the grant to a fiscal year rather than a calendar year cycle; and

WHEREAS, funding has been made available to the Borough of Brielle in the Amount of 50% of its approved 2013 grant total for the six-month extension period of January 1st to June 30, 2014, contingent upon meeting the 25% Cash Match and 75% In-Kind Match grant requirement for the extension funding.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Borough of Brielle does hereby authorize the submission of the grant extension for the 2014 Municipal Alliance grant in the amount of:

DEDR $25,036.01
Cash Match $6,259.00
In-Kind $18,777.00

The Borough of Brielle acknowledges the terms and conditions for administering the Municipal Alliance grant, including the administrative compliance and audit requirements.


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 January 27th, 2014.

Witness my Hand and Seal of the Borough of Brielle this 28th day of January 2014.




______________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk


Resolution No.: 14-15-E
Date: January 27th, 2014


Resolution of the Borough of Brielle



Whereas, The Borough of Brielle did advertise in the Asbury Park Press for bids to implement the 2013 Capital Improvement Program, and

Whereas, Bids were received by the Borough on January 24, 2014, and

Whereas, The lowest responsible bidder was, Fernandes Construction, 88 Appleby Avenue, South River, New Jersey 08882, and

Whereas, The Bid Bond and Consent of Surety were found to be in order, and funds are available to undertake this work.

Now Therefore Be It Resolved, that the bid submitted by Fernandes Construction in the amount of $138,286.00 is hereby accepted, and

Be It Further Resolved, that the Municipal Clerk is hereby authorized to issue the contract for the foregoing work.

Vote: Councilman Garruzzo, Gianforte, Gorham, Nolan, Shaak & Visceglia; aye. No nays. None abstained.


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 January 27th, 2014.

Witness my Hand and Seal of the Borough of Brielle this 28th day of January 2014.




______________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk



Resolution No.: 14-20
Date: January 27th, 2014


Resolution of the Borough of Brielle



Whereas, The Borough of Brielle received bids for the construction of a Water Main 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 project when the required funding is in place.

Vote: Councilman Garruzzo, Gianforte, Gorham, Nolan, Shaak & Visceglia all aye; no nays. None absent. None abstained. Passed.



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 January 27th, 2014.

Witness my Hand and Seal of the Borough of Brielle this 28th day of January 2014.




______________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk


Resolution No.: 14-21
Date: January 27th, 2014



Resolution of the Borough of Brielle



Whereas, The Borough of Brielle did advertise in the Asbury Park Press for bids for the construction of an Elevated Water Storage Tank, and

Whereas, Bids were received by the Borough on January 17, 2014, and

Whereas, The lowest responsible bidder was, Northeast Remsco Construction, Inc. of Farmingdale, and

Whereas, The Bid Bond and Consent of Surety were found to be in order, and funds are available to undertake this work.

Now Therefore Be It Resolved that the bid submitted by Northeast Remsco Construction, 1433 Route 34 South, Building B, Farmingdale, N.J. 07727, in the amount of $2,886,700.00 is hereby accepted, subject to the final approval of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

Be It Further Resolved, that the Municipal Clerk is hereby authorized to initiate the contract upon receipt of said N.J.D.E.P. approval.

Vote: Councilman Garruzzo, Gianforte, Gorham, Nolan, Shaak & Visceglia; aye. No nays. None abstained.


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 January 27th, 2014.

Witness my Hand and Seal of the Borough of Brielle this 28th day of January 2014.




______________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk

 

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