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March 24, 2014

July 11 2014

March 24th, 2014

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MINUTES MARCH 24th, 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 he had nothing to report, but advised council that the Board of Recreation was scheduled to announce the winners of the “snowman” contest but that matter would be carried to the April 14th meeting.

Mayor Nicol then read the following proclamation:

National Public Health Week Proclamation

Whereas, the week of April 7–13, 2014, is National Public Health Week, and the theme is “Public Health: Start Here”;
Whereas, since 1995, the American Public Health Association, through its sponsorship of National Public Health Week, has educated the public, policymakers and public health professionals about issues important to improving the public’s health;
Whereas, seven in 10 deaths in the U.S. are related to preventable diseases such as obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and cancer. Another striking fact is that 75 percent of our health care dollars are spent treating such diseases. However, only 3 percent of our health care dollars go toward prevention
Whereas, nearly one-third of all students in the United States do not graduate from high school on time. Students who don’t graduate face lifelong health risks and high medical costs, and are more likely to engage in risky health behaviors. They are less likely to be employed and insured, and earn less—all of which continues the cycle of poverty and disparities.
Whereas, more than half of all cancer deaths could be prevented by making healthy choices like not smoking, staying at a healthy weight, eating right, keeping active, and getting recommended screening tests.
Whereas, foodborne contaminants cause an average of 5,000 deaths, 325,000 hospitalizations, 76 million illnesses and costs billions of dollars annually. The five most common foodborne pathogens cost the U.S. economy more than $44 billion each year in medical costs and lost productivity.
Whereas, strong public health systems are critical for sustaining and improving community health:
Therefore, I, Mayor Nicol, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the laws of Brielle, do hereby proclaim the week of April 7-13, 2014, as National Public Health Week 2014 in Brielle and call upon the people of Brielle to observe this week by helping our families, friends, neighbors, co-workers and leaders better understand the value of public health and adopt preventive lifestyle habits in light of this year’s theme, “Public Health: Start Here.”

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There being no further comment, work session was adjourned at 7:34 p.m. on a motion by Councilman Gianforte, seconded by Councilman Garruzzo.



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MINUTES MARCH 24th, 2014 START: 7:33 P.M.

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

ABSENT: NONE

Following a moment of silent prayer, a salute to the flag and a roll call, the Minutes of the March 10th, 2014 Regular meeting were approved on a motion by Councilman Shaak seconded by Councilman Gorham; all aye; no nays. Passed

Councilman Gorham seconded by Councilman Garruzzo, introduced Resolution 14-37 for Passage of the Consent Agenda.

Resolution:
A. (see insertion)
B. (see insertion)
C. To appoint Felicia Pappalardo as a Class II Special Police Officer
D. To appoint Quinn Vaticano as a Class I Special Police Officer

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

Councilman Visceglia, seconded by Councilman Gorham introduced Resolution 14-38 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 March 24th, 2014, as reviewed by the Finance Committee and as listed on the Resolution and the Computer Bill List amended thereto. Vote: Councilmen Garruzzo, Gianforte, Gorham, Nolan, Shaak and Visceglia: all aye No nays. Passed

Councilman Shaak, seconded by Councilman Visceglia introduced Resolution 14-39 (see insertion). Vote: Councilmen Garruzzo, Gianforte, Gorham, Nolan, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. Passed.

Mayor Nicol then announced that the time had arrived for a hearing and further consideration of “CALENDAR YEAR 2014-AN ORDINANCE TO EXCEED THE MUNICIPAL BUDGET APPROPRIATION LIMITS AND TO ESTABLISH A CAP BANK (N.J.S.A.40A:4-45.14)

The hearing was opened on a motion by Councilman Visceglia, seconded by Councilman Gorham.

The Administrator advised that the ordinance enabled the Borough to go to a 3.5% Cap to meet its obligations. Unexpended funds would be banked for future use.
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The hearing was closed on a motion by Councilman Shaak, seconded by Councilman Nolan.

Councilman Garruzzo, seconded by Councilman Nolan, introduced Resolution 14-40 for passage on second and final reading of the foregoing ordinance. Vote: Councilman Garruzzo, Gianforte, Gorham, Nolan, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye No nays. Passed

Councilman Garruzzo, seconded by Councilman Nolan, introduced Resolution 14-41 to authorize publication of passage and adoption in the Coast Star according to law. Vote: Councilman Garruzzo, Gianforte, Gorham, Nolan, Shaak & Visceglia: all aye. No nays. Passed

Mayor Nicol then called for committee reports. Councilman Visceglia and Gorham having no reports, Councilman Shaak advised that drainage issues on both Ashley & Brielle Avenues were currently being addressed. Two storm drains would be expanded to facilitate drainage. Councilman Shaak also noted that Spring Clean-up Week would begin on May 5th on one’s regular day of collection.

Councilman Garruzzo advised the public that, due to pending retirements, Class II Officer Felicia Pappalardo & Class I Officer Quinn Vaticano had been appointed earlier this evening. Both women are eminently qualified for their positions. Ms. Pappalardo is a graduate of Monmouth University, with a B.A. in Criminal Justice and she had recently completed an internship with the County Prosecutor. Ms. Vaticano is currently enrolled at Brookdale where she is pursuing her degree in Criminal Justice.

Councilman Shaak noted that the Special Officers would be the first female appointments in the department’s history. Councilman Garruzzo stated that they were and he thought it “a nice change”.

Councilman Nolan reminded the public that, despite the delay in the presentation, the snowman contest had officially ended. Councilman Nolan also noted that the annual Easter Egg Hunt would be held on April 12th and on May 31st, the fourth annual North vs. South competition would be held.

The event had “kicked-off” with a bowling competition on March 23rd and the South was up 0 to 2. This year’s beneficiary would be McClain Green, who suffered from a number of health issues. Councilman Nolan was pleased to report that the event had raised some $40,000 over four years.

The Board of Recreation would also be renovating the park bathrooms while the Library would be sponsoring “How to talk to a Robot” on May 1st for grades 6 through 8.

Councilman Gianforte advised that he would be sharing information with his committee, Community Development, regarding the need to bring current Land Use Fees into line with what other communities charged; he hoped to have a recommendation to Council in the near future.


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The meeting was opened to the public and Edith Nowels, 637 Holly Hill Drive, advised the Council of a problem with the roadway that appeared to be sinking in the area of 618-619 Holly Hill Drive. Councilman Shaak promised to have the area inspected.

There being no further public comment the meeting was adjourned at 7:50 p.m. on a motion by Councilman Visceglia, seconded by Councilman Gorham.


Approved: April 14th, 2014
______________________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk



Resolution No: 14-37-A
Date: March 24th, 2014



Resolution of the Borough of Brielle




Whereas: on March 7th, 2014 Ronald McDonald House , 131 Bath Avenue, Long Branch, NJ 07740 submitted Raffle Application No. 2014-4 ID, No. 266-4-330179 for an on-site 50/50 raffle, to be held on River Queen, 800 Ashley Avenue Brielle NJ 08730 on Thursday, June 26th, 2014 from 7-10pm.

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 March 24th, 2014.

Witness my Hand and Seal of the Borough of Brielle this 25th day of March 2014.

______________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk








Resolution No: 14-37-B Date: March 24th, 2014


Resolution of the Borough of Brielle



WHEREAS, there exists a Tax Title Lien on property located 1023 Cedar Lane, owned by Helen Hedden and known as Block107.06 Lot 13, and

WHEREAS, this lien has been redeemed by Russ Hedden

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that 2 checks be drawn made payable to

Tower Fund cust for Ebury fund 1 NJ LLC
for redemption of this lien

1) Return of Premium $34,000.00
2) Lien Redemption $27,259.67


Certification

The foregoing is a true copy of a Resolution passed by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Brielle at a meeting held at Borough Hall, 601 Union Lane, Brielle, New Jersey, on March 24th, 2014.

Witness my Hand and Seal of the Borough of Brielle this 25th day of March 2014.




Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk





Resolution No.: 14-37-C
Date: March 24th, 2014
RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE



BE IT RESOLVED, by the Governing Body of the Borough that Felicia Pappalardo, 629 Rice Court Brick, N.J. 08723, is hereby appointed as a Class II Special Officer for the Borough of Brielle.



Certification

The foregoing is a true copy of a Resolution passed by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Brielle at a meeting held at Borough Hall, 601 Union Lane, Brielle, New Jersey, on March 24th, 2014.

Witness my Hand and Seal of the Borough of Brielle this 25th day of March 2014.




Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk







Resolution No.: 14-37-D
Date: March 24th, 2014


RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE




BE IT RESOLVED, by the Governing Body of the Borough that Quinn Vaticano, 916 Teaberry Lane, Brielle, N.J., 08730, is hereby appointed as a Class I Special Officer for the Borough of Brielle.


Certification

The foregoing is a true copy of a Resolution passed by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Brielle at a meeting held at Borough Hall, 601 Union Lane, Brielle, New Jersey, on March 24th, 2014.

Witness my Hand and Seal of the Borough of Brielle this 25th day of March 2014.




Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk

 

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