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A Community by the River

Borough of Brielle, NJ


July 28, 2014

January 20 2015

July 28th, 2014

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MINUTES JULY 28th, 2014 WORK SESSION START: 7:30 PM

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

ABSENT: COUNCILMAN NOLAN

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.

There being no further comment, work session was adjourned at 7:32 p.m. on a motion by Councilman Garruzzo, seconded by Councilman Gorham.

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MINUTES JULY 28th, 2014 START: 7:33 P.M.

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

ABSENT: COUNCILMAN NOLAN

Following a moment of silent prayer, a salute to the flag and a roll call, the Minutes of the July 14th, 2014 Regular meeting were approved on a motion by Councilman Shaak seconded by Councilman Garruzzo; all aye; no nays. Passed

Councilman Garruzzo seconded by Councilman Gorham, introduced Resolution 14-73 for Passage of the Consent Agenda.

Resolution:
A. To authorize Jersey Shore Relay to benefit Special Olympics to run through Brielle on April 18th, 2015
B. (see insertion)
C. (see insertion)

Vote: Councilmen Garruzzo, Gianforte, Gorham, Shaak and Visceglia; all aye, No nays. Passed (Note: Councilman Garruzzo abstained on “B”)

Councilman Visceglia seconded by Councilman Shaak introduced Resolution 14-74 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 July 28th, 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, Shaak and Visceglia: all aye No nays. Passed

Mayor Nicol then announced that the time had arrived for the introduction of “AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER SEVEN (SECTION 7-14) OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE ENTITLED “PARKING PROHIBITED AT ALL TIMES ON CERTAIN STREETS”.

Councilman Garruzzo seconded by Councilman Shaak, introduced Resolution 14-75 for passage on first reading of the foregoing ordinance. Vote: Councilmen Garruzzo, Gianforte, Gorham, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye No nays. Passed

Councilman Shaak seconded by Councilman Visceglia introduced Resolution 14-76 to authorize publication for hearing to be held on August 11th, 2014 at 7:30 pm in the Coast Star in accordance to the law. Vote: Councilmen Garruzzo, Gianforte, Gorham, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed


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Mayor Nicol then called for committee reports. Councilmen Visceglia, Gorham & Shaak had no reports.

Councilman Garruzzo advised the public that Tuesday, August 5th was National Night Out and it would be observed at Green Acres Park from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm. The Police would conduct the event in conjunction with the Board of Recreation. The Fire and First Aid were also anticipated to attend. The event would feature food, music and a nine hole miniature golf course for the children. The concept began in 1984 in an effort to promote public involvement in crime prevention activity and to build police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie as crime deterrents.

The idea began as a porch light vigil, but has grown to be a celebratory event observed by over 37.8 million people in 16,124 communities across the fifty states. National Project Coordinator, Matt Peskin called it “…a night for America to stand together and promote awareness, safety and neighborhood unity”. Board of Recreation Chairman, John Devereux, interjected that it promised to be a fun night for all participants.

Councilman Gianforte had no report, but he cited the absence of Councilman Nolan whose daughter along with the Manasquan-Brielle Girls’ Softball Team were participating in the regional finals in Massachusetts; he wished them all luck.

Mayor Nicol then opened the meeting to the public and recognized Ms. Porter who had reviewed the bills to Reliable Wood Products for brush disposal and noted a disparity in the tonnage figures that indicated that some loads of brush were for ten yards @ $17.00 a ton, or $170.00, while others totaled $2,500 or more indicating a higher tonnage, if the cost for conveyance was at issue, why the difference in the weight of the loads. Ms. Porter felt that the disposal method could be improved through better management and cost reduced.

Mayor Nicol replied that the heavier loads would indicate that the packer truck was used, but that vehicle was not always available and un-compacted brush, while light in weight, was large in volume, hence the apparent disparity.

Janet Hendricks cited the suspension of brush collection as of August 1st and asked if fines would be levied? The Mayor replied that warnings would be the first step to permit residents to acclimate themselves to the new situation.

Ms. Hendricks also voiced her surprise that the “No Knock” ordinance had not been better publicized. Mayor Nicol promised to place a notice on the reader board and on the website.

Patricia Hanlon, 930 Magnolia Avenue, voiced her displeasure at the mulch and noted that it could be a fire hazard, she also cited odors from the SMRSA Pump Station and stated that there was a mulch site in Tinton Falls where the Borough should take the mulch.


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Taylor LaTourette, 336 Fisk Avenue, stated that the mulch should be removed and he asked the status of the Borough’s response to the NJDEP Notice of Violation? The Administrator explained that the Borough had 15 days to advise if they intended to comply, that was done, and 30 days to provide NJDEP with a plan as to how Brielle intended to comply. The Engineer was currently preparing that document.

Frank Cafone, 324 Fisk Avenue asked for a history of how this matter arose. The Administrator explained that, during the post Sandy period the park was filled to capacity with brush and vegetative waste. Brielle Beach was used as an overflow area. Ultimately the material at both locations was mulched and the mulch was given away to residents, landscapers and the County of Monmouth. This eliminated the need to dispose of the material at Reliable Wood Products and the Borough believed that it could save money by mulching instead of carting. Brielle Beach had been used in the past for the disposal of street sweepings and the Borough believed that it was an acceptable site for the mulching of brush. Subsequently, the area residents came to Council and voiced opposition to the practice, and the NJDEP became involved and they cited the Borough for violations, primarily from the failure to obtain the required permits for the mulching activity and other construction at the site such as the kayak rack and the police gym. The Borough was now in the process of responding to the notice.

P.H. Johnson, 326 Fisk Avenue, said he had no problem with the mulch as the odor dissipated once the initial mulching process had ended, but he did have a concern over two large tires at the Police Gym which retained water; he thought they could be a haven for mosquitos.

T.R. Deveney, 403 Brielle Avenue, agreed with those concerned over the mulch, but as a Scout Leader, he was also concerned with the kayak rack that the Scouts had erected, his concerns were shared by Board of Recreation Chairman John Devereux who pointed out that, some years ago when the Board had first entertained improvements to the area he had been shown a telephone pole and he was told that everything on the north-east side was wetlands and protected by CAFRA, and the rest was uplands and could be developed for recreational use. The Administrator said that the “line” would be finally determined as a part of the current NJDEP review. He also noted that the sand path installed by Recreation might have to be replaced by a wooden walkway. Apparently had Brielle Beach remained a beach, sand would be permissible, but since it turned back into wetlands, sand was unacceptable.

Ms. Porter interjected that the purpose of wetlands was to act as a filtration system for toxins and they prevented that material from making its way into the surrounding waterways.

“John” from Crescent Drive and a number of his neighbors voiced concern over the use of the Donnelly Beach water access as it was creating a traffic problem for the residents. The Mayor explained that, as long as a motor vehicle had a valid registration it could park on any public street and commercial vehicles could not be banned with the exception of heavy tractor trailers.

Terry LaPoint, 500 Fisk Avenue stated that she wanted to know when all the brush would finally be removed. Mayor Nicol stated “by the end of the week”. Nick Bilotti, 211 Brielle Avenue, PAGE 63

reiterated his demand that the berm be removed and Sharon Emich, 515 Magnolia Avenue, stated her belief that FEMA had to approve an exemption for any berm.

Mr. LaTourette added his voice to those who wanted the berm removed. The Administrator stated that the Borough was awaiting NJDEP’s decision on the berm.

Sal Petrosino, 501 Magnolia Avenue reaffirmed his desire that the area should be restored to its original natural state.

There being no further comments, the public portion was adjourned at 8:30 pm on a motion by Councilman Garruzzo, seconded by Councilman Visceglia. The meeting was then adjourned at 8:30 pm on a motion by Councilman Shaak seconded by Councilman Visceglia.







Approved: August 11th, 2014



______________________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk



Resolution No: 14-73-B Date: July 28th, 2014



Resolution Of The Borough Of Brielle

Whereas, an application has been filed for a Person-To-Person Transfer of Plenary Retail Consumption License #1308-33-002-009 issued to LWC Holdings, LLC for premises located at 201 Union Lane, Brielle, New Jersey, to SJS True, Inc., and

Whereas, the submitted application form is complete in all respects, the transfer fees have been paid, and the license has been properly renewed for the current License term, and

Whereas, the applicant is qualified to be licensed according to all standards established by Title 33 of the New Jersey Statutes, regulations promulgated thereunder, as well as the pertinent local ordinances and conditions consistent with Title 33, and

Whereas, a Police Investigation has been conducted and no impediments were found that would prevent said transfer, and

Whereas, the Governing Body has no objection to this transfer and consents to the transfer taking effect, with all special conditions now in effect remaining in force.

Now Therefore Be It Resolved, that the Governing Body of the Borough of Brielle hereby approves the person to person transfer of License #1308-33-002¬-009, 201 Union Lane Brielle, New Jersey, to SJS True, Inc.



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 Monday, July 28th, 2014.

Witness my Hand and Seal of the Borough of Brielle this 29th day of July 2014.

______________________
Thomas Nolan
Municipal Clerk


Resolution No: 14-73-C Date: July 28th, 2014






Resolution of the Borough of Brielle

Whereas: on July 22nd, 2014 Big Hearts to Little Hearts, 1103 Shore Drive, Brielle, NJ 08730 submitted Raffle Application No. 2014-13 ID No. 143-4-35787 for an Gift Raffle, to be held at Union Landing 622 Green Ave. Brielle NJ 08730 on Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 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 and Council of the Borough of Brielle at a meeting held at Borough Hall, 601 Union Lane, Brielle, New Jersey, on Monday, July 28th, 2014.

Witness my Hand and Seal of the Borough of Brielle this 29th day of July 2014.

______________________
Thomas Nolan
Municipal Clerk

 

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