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Borough of Brielle, NJ


October 13, 2014

January 20 2015

October 13th, 2014

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MINUTES OCTOBER 13th, 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 announced that any member of the public wishing to audio or video record a Council Meeting must give notice to the Borough Clerk prior to the meeting being recorded.

Mayor Nicol then convened the work session in compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act and recognized the Administrator, who advised Council that the annual “Best Practice” report had been filed with the state. Brielle scored 46 out f 50 points and would not see any reductions in state aid.

The deficiencies remained the lack of a “pay-to-play” ordinance and mandated attendance policy for elected officials re: courses in budget, ethics and risk management and the fact that Brielle’s is too small to provide a “light-duty” post in Police Department or DPW. Business Office employees can be accommodated.

The Administrator also requested that consent agenda resolution “C” be held and that four new resolutions be added “C” would renew the animal control “D” released a tax lien, “E”authorized the submission of a grant application to NJDOT, and “F” authorized a Change Order to the water tank replacement project. Council gave their assent.

There being no further comments from Council the Public were recognized and Borough Historian John Belding voiced his opposition to consent agenda item “A” that endorsed the replacement of the Glimmer Glass Bridge with a 32 foot wide span that could accommodate traffic, in particular emergency vehicles, over three tons. Mr. Belding noted that the existing structure was on both the national and state historic registers and a new book about its history was about to be published; he urged Council to refrain from supporting its replacement.

Mayor Nicol advised that the Governing Body believed that public safety had to take precedent over any other concerns. The repairs now underway were a temporary fix and contrary to Mr. Belding’s information the bridge was not suitable for heavy vehicles such a fire truck or ambulance. The inability to utilize the bridge in an emergency could put lives at risk, therefore the Council respectfully disagreed with Mr. Belding’s position and would act upon the resolution.

The work session was adjourned at 7:35 p.m. on a motion by Councilman Shaak, seconded by Gianforte.



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MINUTES OCTOBER 13th, 2014 START: 7:40 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 September 22nd, 2014 Regular meeting were approved on a motion by Councilman Shaak seconded by Councilman Gianforte; all aye; no nays. Passed

Councilman Garruzzo seconded by Councilman Nolan, introduced Resolution 14-86 for Passage of the Consent Agenda.

Resolution:
A. (see insertion)
B. (see insertion)
C. To authorize the Mayor and Clerk to execute the 2015 Animal Control contract with Associated Humane Societies
D. (see insertion)
E. (see insertion)
F. (see insertion)

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

Councilman Visceglia seconded by Councilman Gorham, introduced Resolution 14-87 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 October 13th, 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 & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed

Mayor Nicol announced that the time had arrived for the introduction and passage on first reading of “AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER FIFTEEN (SECTION 15-3.9) OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE ENTITLED “WATER RATES”.

Councilman Garruzzo, seconded by Councilman Nolan moved resolution 14-88 for passage on introduction and first reading. Vote: Councilmen Garruzzo, Gianforte, Gorham, Nolan, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye No nays. Passed

Councilman Garruzzo seconded by Councilman Gianforte, introduced resolution 14-89 to authorize publication in the Coast Star for a hearing to be held at 7:30 pm, on October 27th, 2014 PAGE 84

at Borough Hall. Vote: Councilmen 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 TO AMEND CHAPTER SEVEN (SECTION 7-25.1) OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE ENTITLED “LEFT TURN PROHIBITED”.

Councilman Garruzzo seconded by Councilman Nolan, introduced Resolution 14-90 for passage on introduction and first reading of the foregoing ordinance. Vote: Councilmen Garruzzo, Gianforte, Gorham, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye No nays. Passed

Councilman Garruzzo seconded by Councilman Gianforte, introduced Resolution 14-91 to authorize publication in the Coast Star for a hearing to be held at 7:30 pm, on October 27th, 2014, at Borough Hall. Vote: Councilman Garruzzo, Gianforte, Gorham, Nolan, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye No nays. Passed

The Mayor then called for committee reports and recognized Councilman Gianforte who had no report. Councilman Nolan advised that that the winners of the “Is It Sauce or is it Gravy” contest were Renee Philips, first place, Dominick Paul, second place and third place went to Frank Garruzzo. The winner would have a dinner for four hosted by Joe Leone.

Turning to Recreation, Councilman Nolan cited Flag Football “Under the Lights” on October 17th and 18th and paid particular attention to the “Mommies Game” on Saturday at 7:00 pm. On Sunday October 19th the “Chili Cook-off” would take place.

Councilman Garruzzo announced that the police had received the donation of a 2014 19 foot Zodiac boat from the Charles Lafitte Foundation. The boat will be used for patrolling the Manasquan River and Nienstedt Island during the Spring & Summer seasons.

The Police Department is participating in the “Unplugged & Alive in Monmouth County” being sponsored by the Prosecutor’s Office and the County Chief of Police Association. The program will address distracted drivers by issuing a warning to log onto a website, where they will view a video on the subject, within fifteen days. Failure to comply shall result in a summons.

During September the Department investigated 13 motor vehicle accidents, responded to 22 first aid calls and made nine adult arrests.

Mayor Nicol interjected that Chief Palmer should be applauded for his efforts in securing this significant donation.

Councilman Shaak advised that Leaf Collection would begin on October 15th and run through December 31st. Bulk Pick-up was currently underway and the County would host a “Shredding Day” in Brielle on November 15th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

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The meeting was adjourned at 7:55 pm on a motion by Councilman Shaak, seconded by Councilman Gorham.




Approved: October 27th, 2014



______________________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk



Resolution No.: 14-86-A
Date: October 13th, 2014

BOROUGH OF BRIELLE

RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE, COUNTY OF MONMOUTH, NEW JERSEY, REAFFIRMING ITS POSITION CONCERNING THE GLIMMER GLASS BRIDGE

WHEREAS, the County of Monmouth has jurisdiction and ownership of the Glimmer Glass Bridge on Brielle Road connecting the Boroughs of Brielle and Manasquan; and

WHEREAS, upon further review of the County of Monmouth bridge replacement plans submitted in 2008 calls for a 28 foot wide bridge option; and,

WHEREAS, the Borough of Brielle deems this option unacceptable for the safety of vehicular, pedestrian and bicycle traffic; and,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, on this 13th day of October 2014 by the Borough Council of the Borough of Brielle, Monmouth County, New Jersey, as follows:

1. The Borough Governing Body supports a bridge width of 32 feet at minimum;

2. The Borough Governing Body requests that within the 32 feet wide bridge, a four foot wide passageway for pedestrians and ridden bicycles be included as part of the construction of the new bridge.

3. The Borough Governing Body request that the bridge weight capacity hold at minimum the tonnage requirements for emergency vehicles, for example, tire trucks.

4. A certified copy of this Resolution shall be sent to:

Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders Hall of Records
Main Street
Freehold, NJ 07728

State of New Jersey
Department of Transportation P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ 08625-0600

U.S. Department of Transportation 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE Washington D.C. 20590


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 October 13th, 2014.

Witness my Hand and Seal of the Borough of Brielle this 14th day of October 2014.

______________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk





Resolution No.: 14-86-B
Date: October 13th, 2014


ADDENDUM TO INTERLOCAL SERVICES AGREEMENT
BETWEEN THE BOROUGHS OF BRIELLE, MANASQUAN
AND SEA GIRT REGARDING THE JOINT USE OF A
COMBINATION SEWER SET AND CATCH BASIN CLEANER

WHEREAS, the Boroughs of Brielle, Manasquan and Sea Girt previously entered into an Interlocal Services Agreement pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40:8A-1, et seq. to provide for the joint use of a combination sewer jet and catch basin cleaner; and

WHEREAS, the aforementioned Interlocal Services Agreement, dated June 7th, 2010, expired on December 31st, 2014; and

WHEREAS, the aforementioned Interlocal Services Agreement provided that the Agreement could be renewed for a two year period subject to the unanimous agreement of the municipalities; and

WHEREAS, the Boroughs of Brielle, Manasquan and Sea Girt are desirous of extending the term of this Agreement for five (5) years, instead of the two (2) years contemplated in the original Agreement; and

WHEREAS, it is the intention of the municipalities that all of the terms of the original Agreement, dated December 5, 2005, shall remain in full force and effect and that this Addendum shall extend the period of the Agreement's duration for five years.

NOW, THEREFORE, it is agreed by and among the Boroughs of Brielle, Manasquan and Sea Girt, for good and valuable consideration, each party intending to be legally bound, on this 13th day of October, 2014, as follows:

1. The Interlocal Services Agreement between the Boroughs of Brielle, Manasquan and Sea Girt, dated June 10th, 2010, with a termination date of December 31st, 2014 shall be extended for a period of five (5) years and shall now be in full force and effect until December 31, 2019, when it shall terminate unless extended by unanimous agreement of the municipalities.

2. The various duties and responsibilities contained in the Interlocal Services Agreement of June 10th, 2010 shall continue until December 31, 2019.

3. This Agreement is made in accordance with the terms and requirements of N.J.S.A. 40:8A-l et seq.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, each municipality, intending to be legally bound, has caused its Mayor and Municipal Clerk to execute this Agreement.


Attest: Borough of Brielle



______________________ _______________________
Thomas F. Nolan Thomas B. Nicol
Municipal Clerk Mayor


Attest: Borough of Manasquan



______________________ _______________________
Barbara Ilaria George R. Dempsey, Jr.
Municipal Clerk Mayor


Attest: Borough of Sea Girt



______________________ _______________________
Lorraine P. Carafa Ken Farrell
Municipal Clerk Mayor




Resolution No: 14-86-D
Date: October 13th, 2014


Resolution of the Borough of Brielle



WHEREAS, there exists a Tax Title Lien on property located 402 Bennett Place, owned by Juan Ramirez and known as Block 38.01 Lot 2, and

WHEREAS, this lien has been redeemed by Juan Ramirez

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that a check be drawn made payable to

Ellen Hall
for redemption of this lien

1) Lien Redemption $29,742.51


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 October 13th, 2014.

Witness my Hand and Seal of the Borough of Brielle this 14th day of October 2014.




Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk




Resolution No.: 14-86-E
Date: October 13th, 2014


Councilmember Garruzzo offered the following resolution and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilmember Nolan:

WHEREAS, the State of New Jersey, Department of Transportation has notified all municipalities of the availability of funding under the Transportation Trust Fund Municipal Aid Program for the Fiscal Year 2015; and

WHEREAS, the Borough of Brielle is desirous of submitting an application under this program for the following purpose:
Improvements to the Valley Road Phase 1 from Holly Hill Drive to Birch Drive

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Borough Council of Brielle, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey, formally approves the grant application for the above stated project; and

FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that the Borough Engineer, Mayor and Municipal Clerk are hereby authorized to submit an electronic grant application identified as MA-2015-Valley Road- Phase 1-00379 to the New Jersey Department of Transportation on behalf of the Borough of Brielle; and

FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and Municipal Clerk are hereby authorized to sign the grant agreement on behalf of the Borough of Brielle and that their signatures constitute acceptance of the terms and conditions of the grant agreement and approves the execution of the grant agreement.
ROLL CALL: Councilmen Garruzzo, Gianforte, Gorham, Nolan, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed

CERTIFICATION

I hereby certify that this is a true copy of a resolution passed by the Borough of Brielle Governing Body at their meeting held on October 13th, 2014.
Thomas F. Nolan, RMC Borough Clerk

My signature and the Clerk's seal serve to acknowledge the above resolution and constitute acceptance of the terms and conditions of the grant agreement and approve the execution of the grant agreement as authorized by the resolution above.

Attest and Affix Seal


Thomas F. Nolan, RMC

Thomas B. Nicol
Mayor


Resolution No.:14-86-F
Date: October 13th, 2014

Resolution of the Borough of Brielle

Be It Resolved: to approve Change Order #3 to approve the installation of a tank discharge pipe and Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV) assembly inside the cone of the tank and separate from the tank intake pipe at a cost of $48,932.00.

Move By: Councilman Garruzzo
Seconded By: Councilman Nolan

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


Certification

The foregoing is a true copy of a resolution approved by the Brielle Mayor & Council at a meeting held on October 13th, 2014.

Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 14th day of October, 2014.
Thomas F. Nolan Municipal Clerk


 

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