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Borough of Brielle, NJ


February 23, 2015

June 16 2015

February 23rd, 2015


MINUTES FEBRUARY 23rd, 2015 WORK SESSION START: 7:30 PM

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

ABSENT: COUNCILMAN GORHAM

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 convened the work session in compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act and recognized the Administrator, who had nothing to report.

The Chair then recognized Karen Dushnick who explained that she had lost both of her sons, Stephan and Michael, in a tragic car accident. Ms. Dushnick noted that, although parents tell their children that they can always call home, no matter the time, if they need a ride home, they all too often forget to avail themselves of that option. To that end, Ms. Dushnick and her husband had organized a 501-C3 Corporation, D Squared, Inc., that would provide rides to local teens and young adults, ages 18 through 27, who find themselves stranded or without a safe means of transportation. The services are intended to augment, not replace, the role of parents or the commercial cab industry.

The methodology was simple. Those in need of a ride could download the app on IOS or Android and then send a request to the central dispatch station in Illinois. A vehicle would then be dispatched and the applicant would be given an ETA and then a call once the vehicle arrived at the location. Users would have to supply a valid ID (name, photo and address) and a ride home would be provided.

Ms. Dushnick was seeking to obtain a taxi cab license from Wall Township and if successful the initial service area would be Belmar, Brielle, Manasquan, Sea Girt, Spring Lake Heights, Spring Lake and Wall Township. Rides would be available from 8:00 pm to 3:00 am on Fridays and Saturdays.

Councilman Garruzzo asked how the service would be funded and Ms. Dushnick replied that seed money had resulted from cash donations in lieu of gifts at her anniversary party.
Once a license was obtained solicitations would be sent to some three thousand area business and companies.

D Squared was seeking community support and anticipated the need for additional vehicles as the summer season approached. Georgian Court Social Media Majors were supporting the effort and they were filming Ms. Dushnick’s presentation this evening.

There being no further comment, work session was adjourned at 7:45 p.m. on a motion by Councilman Garruzzo, seconded by Nolan.

MINUTES FEBRUARY 23rd, 2015 START: 7:46 P.M.

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

ABSENT: COUNCILMAN GORHAM

Following a moment of silent prayer, a salute to the flag and a roll call, the Minutes of the February 9th, 2015 meetings were approved on a motion by Councilman Shaak seconded by Councilman Nolan; all aye; no nays. Passed

Councilman Garruzzo seconded by Councilman Gianforte, introduced Resolution 15-25 for Passage of the Consent Agenda.

Resolution:
A. (Held to March 9th Meeting)
B. (see insertion)
C. To appoint Jennifer S. Hill of Brielle as a school crossing guard with an effective date February 13th, 2015
D. (see insertion)
E. (see insertion)
F. (see insertion)

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

Councilman Garruzzo, seconded by Councilman Nolan introduced Resolution 15-26 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 February 23rd, 2015, as reviewed by the Finance Committee and as listed on the Resolution and the Computer Bill List amended thereto. Vote: Council members Garruzzo, Gianforte, Nolan, Shaak & Visceglia: all aye. No nays. Passed (Note: Prior to the passage of the Resolution, Councilman Shaak was appointed to the Finance Committee for purposes of this meeting).

Mayor Nicol announced that the time had arrived for the introduction and passage on first reading of “AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER VI OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE ENTITLED “DEPARTMENTS, BOARDS & COMMITTEES”, SECTION 2-6 “POLICE DEPARTMENT”.

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

Councilman Garruzzo explained that the accreditation program would strengthen crime prevention and control capabilities, formalize essential management procedures, establish fair and non-discriminatory personnel practices, improve delivery of services to the community, solidify interagency cooperation and coordination and boost citizen and staff confidence in the agency. Councilman Garruzzo also praised Sergeant Gary Olsen for his efforts in bringing the program to fruition.

In addition, the program will help to reduce insurance costs, in particular Employment Practice Liability claims, as the clear definition of all policies and procedures shall make all employees aware of their duties and responsibilities, as well as their rights, as members of the Police Department.

In closing Councilman Garruzzo thanked the Police Department for its efforts in this process.

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

Councilman Garruzzo seconded by Councilman Nolan moved resolution 15-27 for passage on final reading. Vote: Councilmen Garruzzo, Gianforte, Nolan, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed.

Councilman Garruzzo seconded by Councilman Nolan, introduced resolution 15-28 to authorize publication of passage and adoption in the Coast Star according to law. Vote: Councilmen Garruzzo, Gianforte, Nolan, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed.

Councilman Garruzzo seconded by Councilman Nolan introduced Resolution 15-29 to adopt the Brielle Police Department Rules & Regulations in compliance with the Accreditation Standards. Vote: Councilmen Garruzzo, Gianforte, Nolan, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed.

Mayor Nicol cited a letter received from the Borough of Bradley Beach thanking the Public Works Department for the provision of Christmas Trees that were utilized in their beach replenishing project; he praised Superintendent McArthur for his role in this endeavor. The Mayor then called for Committee Reports and recognized Councilman Gianforte who had no report.

Councilman Nolan advised that the three on three basketball tournament would begin March 6th @ 5:00 pm. The deadline for entries in the “Snowman Contest” is March 15th. He also noted that the Ski Trip had been a great success.

The Library Light House Committee had made $510.00 on their Christmas Wrapping and on March 3rd would host a Read Across America event. On March 14th, the Library would host author Alphie McCourt who would discuss his new book “The Soulswimmer”.

Councilman Garruzzo cited the Police Department’s accomplishments in 2014. An automated payroll system and scheduling system were introduced. The Record Room was updated and made more secure. Records back to 1994 were scanned for easy reference. Additional Automated License Plate Readers were added to the fleet via a grant program. Two female officers were hired, the first in the Department’s history.

In addition training opportunities for all officers has increased, weapons have been updated, the marine police unit was reinstituted, the computer network and e-mail ere updated along with telecommunications. The Department procured equipment through the GSA & LESO government surplus programs, radio communications was updated and costs reduced through shared services with the County Sheriff and security at the Brielle Elementary School was enhanced through the implementation of a Wave Alerting system and the presence of police officers.

Councilman Shaak thanked the DPW for an outstanding job during the recent adverse weather. Councilman Visceglia had no report.

The meeting was then adjourned at 8:06 pm on a motion by Councilman Visceglia seconded by Councilman Nolan.

Approved: March 9th, 2015


_____________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk


Resolution No: 15-25-B
Date: February 23rd, 2015


Resolution of the Borough of Brielle

WHEREAS, there has been an overpayment due to auto bank payment after the sale of property

Block 71.02 Lot 11.02 $1,623.83
Paid by Marvin C Newman
512 Jefferson Avenue
Avon By The Sea NJ 07717

WHEREAS, the aforementioned have provided proof of payment and requested a refund of said overpayment;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that check be drawn in the amounts shown above and refunded to the payee as requested.
Approved:

CERTIFICATION

The foregoing is a true copy of a resolution passed by the Brielle Mayor & Council at a meeting held on February 23rd, 2015.

Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 24th day of February 2015.
_______________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk


Resolution No: 15-25-D
Date: February 23rd, 2015

Resolution of the Borough of Brielle

WHEREAS, there are two Developer Escrow Accounts that need to be closed out to the Borough and

WHEREAS, these accounts are to be closed to the Borough as one of the accounts' developers have moved out of the State and cannot be located and the other account had work that was paid for by the Borough in error and should be reimbursed to Municipal Land Use account,

NOW, THEREFORE, the following accounts are to be closed out and the balances are to be transferred to the Borough cash account:

Escrow account 7006 - Sandy Point - $7,320.04
Escrow account 7019 - Charles Varga - $150.75


Approved:

CERTIFICATION

The foregoing is a true copy of a resolution passed by the Brielle Mayor & Council at a meeting held on February 23rd, 2015.

Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 24th day of February 2015.
_______________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk


Resolution No: 15-25-E Date: February 23rd, 2015

Resolution of the Borough of Brielle

Whereas: on February 17th, 2015 Ocean Medical Center Foundation, 1345 Campus Pkwy Suite A2, Neptune, NJ 07753 submitted Raffle Application No. 2015-2 ID, No. 54-4-38544 for an off-site 50/50 raffle, to be held at Manasquan River Golf Club, 843 Riverview Drive Brielle NJ 08730 on Monday, June 15th, 2015 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 & Council of the Borough of Brielle at a meeting held at Borough Hall, 601 Union Lane, Brielle, New Jersey, on February 23rd, 2015.

Witness my Hand and Seal of the Borough of Brielle this 24th day of February 2015.

______________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk
Seal


Resolution No.:15-25-F
Date: February 23rd, 2015

Resolution of the Borough of Brielle

WHEREAS, there are several Escrow Accounts in the Borough where work has been performed and refunds are due to the applicants, and

WHEREAS, the following accounts are due refunds:

1) Brielle Holdings, LLC, B1. 66.03, Lot 22, 707 Union Avenue, $800.71
2) Aridas, James & Alison, BI. 8, Lot 1.01, 407 Old Bridge Road, $2,725.00
3) Barclay Woods, BI. 62.01, Lot 1, Condominium Assoc. $75.00
4) Borrie Avenue Partners, LLC, BI. 15.01, Lot 9, 632 Borrie Avenue $2,000.00
5) Manasquan River Golf Club, BI. 90, Lot 1, 847 Riverview Drive $3,843.53
6) Dougherty, Jane, BI. 19.01, Lot 3, 622 Borrie Avenue, $390.00
7) Deveney, Thomas & Traci, Bl. 36.01, Lot 4,403 Brielle Avenue $745.00
8) Carton, Kevin & Shannon, BI. 64.06, Lot 21, 625 Scott Road $240.00

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the total amount of $10,819.24 be refunded to the above applicants for unused escrow money.

CERTIFICATION

The foregoing is a true copy of a resolution passed by the Brielle Mayor & Council at a meeting held on February 23rd, 2015.

Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 24th day of February 2015.

_______________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk

 

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