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Borough of Brielle, NJ


October 27, 2014

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October 27th, 2014

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

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

ABSENT: COUNCILMEN GORHAM and VISCEGLIA

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 he had nothing to report.

Borough Engineer Alan Hilla was recognized and he continued his update on the County Hazard Mitigation Plan, which had been promulgated in draft form and was viewable, for public comment, on the County web-site. The Brielle web-site had a link.

The Engineer noted that, while FEMA Grants were available, the prospect for a successful approval was minimal. Of six New Jersey municipalities that submitted applications, none were selected. However, if Brielle did not submit a plan then there would be no opportunity for funding in the future.

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



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MINUTES OCTOBER 27th, 2014 START: 7:40 P.M.

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

ABSENT: COUNCILMEN GORHAM and VISCEGLIA

Following a moment of silent prayer, a salute to the flag and a roll call, the Minutes of the October 13th, 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 14-92 for Passage of the Consent Agenda.

Resolution:
A. (see insertion)
B. (see insertion)

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

Councilman Shaak seconded by Councilman Garruzzo, introduced Resolution 14-93 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 27th, 2014, as reviewed by the Finance Committee and as listed on the Resolution and the Computer Bill List amended thereto. Vote: Councilmen Garruzzo, Gianforte, Nolan, & Shaak; all aye. No nays. Passed

Mayor Nicol announced that the time had arrived for a hearing and further consideration of “AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 15 (SECTION 15-3.9) OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE ENTITLED “WATER RATES”.

The hearing was opened on a motion by Councilman Garruzzo seconded by Councilman Gianforte.

The Administrator explained that the increase was due to an increase in debt service that resulted from the construction of the new water storage tank and the anticipated replacement of the Union Lane water main, and ultimate demolition of the existing water tank.

The hearing was closed on a motion by Councilman Shaak, seconded by Councilman Gianforte.

Councilman Garruzzo seconded by Councilman Nolan introduced resolution 14-94 for passage and adoption on second and final reading. Vote: Councilmen Garruzzo, Gianforte, Nolan & Shaak; all aye. No nays. Passed

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Councilman Nolan seconded by Councilman Garruzzo introduced resolution 14-95 to authorize publication of passage and adoption in the Coast Star according to law. Vote: Councilmen Garruzzo, Gianforte, Nolan & Shaak; all aye. No nays. Passed

Mayor Nicol then announced that the time had arrived for a hearing and further consideration of “AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER SEVEN (SECTION 7-25.1) OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE ENTITLED “LEFT TURN PROHIBITED”.

The hearing was opened on a motion by Councilman Shaak, seconded by Councilman Gianforte.

The Administrator explained that the amendment would assist the police in traffic control at Brielle Elementary School.

The hearing was closed on a motion by Councilman Garruzzo, seconded by Councilman Gianforte.

Councilman Garruzzo seconded by Councilman Nolan introduced Resolution 14-96 for passage on final reading of the foregoing ordinance. Vote: Councilmen Garruzzo, Gianforte, Nolan & Shaak; all aye. No nays. Passed.

Councilman Garruzzo seconded by Councilman Nolan introduced Resolution 14-97 to authorize publication of passage and adoption in the Coast Star in compliance with law. Vote: Councilmen Garruzzo, Gianforte, Nolan & Shaak; all aye. No nays. Passed

Mayor Nicol then called for committee reports.

Councilmen Shaak and Gianforte had no reports. Councilman Garruzzo reminded the public that the Halloween Curfew would remain in effect until November 1st. Children could not be outside, unless accompanied by an adult or guardian, between 7:30pm and 6:00am, with the exception of October 30th “Mischief Night” when the curfew extended from 6:00pm to 6:00am.

Councilman Nolan advised that Brielle Recreation had had a “big” weekend with Flag Football under the lights, the Mom’s Game and the annual Family Day event at Brielle Park. The programs had been a great success, but he lamented that Councilman Garruzzo, also a runner-up in the gravy or sauce contest had failed to qualify in the chili contest. The consensus of Council was that Councilman Garruzzo just could not make chili.

Board of Recreation Chairman John Devereux advised that the winners had been:

1st Place Courtney Matthaei
2nd Place John Teza
3rd Place Steve LaValva


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There being no further comment from Council or the Public, the meeting was adjourned at 7:45 pm on a motion by Councilman Gianforte seconded by Councilman Nolan.



Approved: November 10th, 2014



______________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk






Resolution No.:14-92-A
Date: October 27th, 2014

INTERLOCAL SERVICE AGREEMENT MADE PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF N.J.S.A. 40:8A-1, ET SEQ. BETWEEN THE BOROUGHS OF BRIELLE AND SEA GIRT, MONMOUTH COUNTY, NEW JERSEY TO PROVIDE FOR THE JOINT USE OF BLOCK 12, LOT 1, IN THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE AS THE DESIGNATED
LOCATION FOR EMERGENCY DEBRIS REMOVAL

WHEREAS, the Boroughs of Brielle and Sea Girt are Municipal Corporations of the State of New Jersey (individually the "municipality"; collectively the "municipalities"); and,

WHEREAS, the Boroughs of Brielle, and Sea Girt wish to enter into an agreement pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40:8A-1, et seq., to provide for a location for joint use in the event of a declared emergency in the County of Monmouth for the purposes of stockpiling debris for eventual removal to a designated landfill.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Borough Council of the Borough of Brielle that the Agreement between the Boroughs of Brielle and Sea Girt pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:8A-1, et seq. for the purpose of designating Block 12, Lot 1 in the Borough of Brielle as the designated location for debris stockpiling and eventual removal to a designated landfill in the event of a declared emergency.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor and Municipal Clerk be and they are hereby authorized to execute the Agreement for the above-stated purpose.


CERTIFICATE

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 27th, 2014.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal of said Borough this 28th day of October, 2014.


______________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk

(Seal)

Resolution No.:14-92-B
Date: October 27th, 2014

RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE IMPORTANCE TO RECOGNIZE THE STRENGTH OF LOCAL PENSION FUNDING IN REGARDS TO RECOMMENDATIONS FROM GOVERNOR CHRISTIE’S PENSION & HEALTH BENEFIT STUDY COMMISSION

WHEREAS, State actuaries confirm by the latest Valuation Report the pension and benefit reform enacted in 2010 and 2011, coupled with the consistent pension payments made by employees and local governing bodies, have resulted in the savings; and

WHEREAS, the fiscal health of “Other than State” public pension systems, report a distinction between local commitments, and the commitments which are a State government’s responsibility; and

WHEREAS, according to the latest Valuation Reports, local government Public Employees Retirement System (local PERS) and local Police and Fire Retirement Systems (local PFRS) are more sound, due to the fact municipalities and counties have funded full employer contributions as required for over a decade, with local PERS currently funded (comparing assets to liabilities) at 73.9% and local PFRS is currently funded at 76.9% according to the experts; and

WHEREAS, the State PERS, on the other hand, is currently funded at 48.1% and State PFRS is at 50.8% and both will go lower for lack of payment; and

WHEREAS, the Officers of the League of Municipalities have submitted a statement to Governor Christie’s Pension and Health Benefit Study Commission urging that the Final Report and Recommendations of that Study Commission not weaken the vitality of the local pension plans;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the governing body of the Borough of Brielle, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey according to the following: as follows:

1. The Borough Council urges State policy-makers to recognize the deficit issues are State Funding problems and reject any recommendations that would threaten municipal budgets and property tax payers; to share the cost.
2. We recognize the State’s budget problems and are anxious to see results but cannot permit a shifting of the State burdens to our property tax payers.
3. The Pension and Health benefits commission must also address State mandated requirements which drive up the cost of funding health benefits insurance by property tax payers.
4. A certified copy of this Resolution is to be forwarded to Governor Chris Christie, State Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff, our State Senator (Barns), Representative Pinken in the General Assembly, and to the New Jersey League of Municipalities.

CERTIFICATE

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 27th, 2014.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal of said Borough this 28th day of October, 2014.


______________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk

(Seal)

 

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