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March 23, 2015

June 16 2015

March 23rd, 2015

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

PRESENT: MAYOR NICOL, COUNCILMEN GARRUZZO, GIANFORTE, GORHAM, NOLAN, SHAAK & VISCEGLIA, ATTORNEY MONTENEGRO AND 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 convened the work session in compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act and recognized the Administrator, who had nothing to report but advised Council that consent agenda “F” would have to be held as the state government was formulated a generic resolution that wanted all municipalities to follow.

There being no further comment, work session was adjourned at 7:35 p.m. on a motion by Councilman Gianforte seconded by Councilman Visceglia.


MINUTES MARCH 23rd, 2015 START: 7:36 P.M.

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

ABSENT: NONE

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

Councilman Garruzzo seconded by Councilman Gianforte, introduced Resolution 15-36 for Passage of the Consent Agenda.

Resolution:
A. (see insertion)
B. (see insertion)
C. (see insertion)
D. (see insertion)
E. To authorize the Woman’s Club of Brielle to place pin wheels at three locations in Brielle re: Child Abuse Awareness Month (March 22nd through April 20th, 2015).

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

Councilman Visceglia, seconded by Councilman Gorham introduced Resolution 15-37 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 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, Gorham, Nolan, Shaak & Visceglia: all aye. No nays. Passed

Councilman Visceglia seconded by Councilman Shaak, introduced Resolution 15-38 for introduction of the 2015 Municipal Budget (see insertion). Vote: Councilmen Garruzzo, Gianforte, Gorham, Nolan, Shaak, Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed

Mayor Nicol announced that the time had arrived for a hearing and further consideration of "AN ORDINANCE AMEND CHAPTER TWO, SECTION SEVENTEEN, OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE ENTITLED "LENGTH OF SERVICE AWARDS PROGRAM".

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

The Administrator explained that the ordinance made amendments to the methodology for members of the Fire Company qualifying for L.O.S.A.P. points. The First Aid point schedule would remain the same.

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

Councilman Garruzzo seconded by Councilman Gianforte, introduced resolution 15-39 for adoption on passage and final reading. Vote: Councilman Garruzzo, Gianforte, Gorham, Nolan & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Councilman Shaak abstained. Passed

Councilman Garruzzo seconded by Councilman Nolan, introduced resolution 15-40 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 announced that the time had arrived for a hearing and further consideration of "CALENDAR YEAR 2015-AN ORDINANCE TO EXCEED THE MUNICIPAL 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 Gorham seconded by Councilman Nolan.

The Administrator explained that the Ordinance permitted the Borough to increase the Cap from 1.5% to 3.5% to permit the Borough greater flexibility in preparing the municipal budget.

The hearing was adjourned on a motion by Councilman Shaak, seconded by Councilman Visceglia.

Councilman Nolan seconded by Councilman Garruzzo introduced Resolution 15-41 for passage on second and final reading. Vote: Councilmen Garruzzo, Gianforte, Gorham, Nolan, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed

Councilman Garruzzo seconded by Councilman Nolan, introduced Resolution 15-42 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 called for committee reports and recognized Councilman Gianforte who had no report, but advised that he was working with the Administrator to develop a draft ordinance on "special events”.

Councilman Nolan reminded the public that the Board of Recreation's Annual Easter Egg Hunt would be held on Saturday, March 28th @ 1:00 pm. The Hot Shot Tournament had been a great success and the Park Bathroom renovation was nearing completion.

The Brielle Library would host "Yoga Girl Visits the Shore" on March 25th @ 7:00 pm. High School Senior, who are residents of Brielle, can apply for the Jean Wetzel scholarship of $1,000 for those college bound, and the Joe Leone $1,000 scholarship for those planning to attend culinary school.

Councilman Garruzzo had no report, but he reminded the public that the Boy Scouts Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner was at the Fire House Saturday evening.

Councilman Shaak advised that the DPW "pot Hole" program was underway, using hot patch. Residents who knew of pot holes should relay that information to Borough Hall. Work on the water tower would begin on April 1st and access to the DPW Yard could be compromised.

Councilman Gorham had no report. Councilman Visceglia was pleased to report that the 2015 Municipal Budget, as introduced, would see no increase to the municipal rate.

Mayor Nicol opened the meeting to the public and recognized Sean Wohltman 639 Agnes Avenue, who displayed three placards that demonstrated the lack of a cross-walk in Brielle across Route 71.

Mr. Wohltman observed that there was a three-quarter mile distance between the crosswalk at Union Lane and the next crosswalk in Manasquan. He offered that 600 households in the Wall/Manasquan/Brielle area would benefit from such a crosswalk. Three Hundred of these homes were in Brielle. He added that he had spoken with Rutgers University who advised that such action would fall under the "Complete Streets" approach to transportation and he was seeking direction from Council on how to proceed in this matter. He noted that both Brielle Bagel and Rella's were in agreement that there was a need for a crosswalk.

Councilman Nolan asked if Mr. Wohltman was requesting a formal crossing with handicapped rams and a street light along with the required designated traffic markings. The reply was that a simple marked crosswalk would suffice.

Councilman Shaak noted that #71 was a state highway and that they would have jurisdiction. Councilman Garruzzo stated that he would seek the input of the Police Traffic Safety Officer and Councilman Visceglia noted that it was a good idea and would greatly benefit pedestrians.

Council offered their overall support for the initiative and would research it further.
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The meeting was then adjourned at 7:50 pm on a motion by Councilman Garruzzo seconded by Councilman Gorham.

Approved: April 13th, 2015

_____________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk


RESOLUTION No.: 15-38 Date: MARCH 23RD, 2015


RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE

Municipal Budget of the Borough of Brielle, County of Monmouth for the Calendar Year 2015

Be It Resolved, that the following statements of revenue and appropriations, in the amount of $6,311,375.00 shall constitute the Municipal Budget for the Fiscal year 2015;

Be It Further Resolved that said budget shall be published in the Coast Star in the issue of April 2nd, 2015 and be given a hearing on April 27th, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at Borough Hall.

The Governing Body of the Borough of Brielle does hereby approve the following budget for introduction as the Municipal Budget for the Fiscal Year 2015.

Vote: Councilmen Garruzzo, Gianforte, Gorham, Nolan, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Absent: None. Resolution passed.
Resolution No: 15-36-A
Date: March 23rd, 2015


RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE


WHEREAS, The Mandatory Source Separation and Recycling Act, P.L. 1987 c.102, has established a recycling fund from which tonnage grant may be made to municipalities in order to encourage local source separation and recycling programs; and
WHEREAS, It is the intent and the spirit of the Mandatory Source Separation and Recycling Act to use the tonnage grants to develop new municipal recycling programs and to continue and to expand existing programs; and
WHEREAS, The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Energy has promulgating recycling regulations to implement the Mandatory Source Separation and Recycling Act; and
WHEREAS, The recycling regulations impose on municipalities certain requirements as a condition for applying for tonnage grants, including but not limited to, making and keeping accurate, verifiable records of materials collected and claimed by the municipality; and
WHEREAS, A resolution authorizing the Borough of Brielle to apply for such tonnage grants for calendar year 2014 will memorialize the commitment of this municipality to recycling and to indicate the assent of the Borough of Brielle to the efforts undertaken by the municipality and the requirements contained in the Recycling Act and recycling regulations; and
WHEREAS, such a resolution should designate the individual authorized to ensure the application is properly completed and timely filed.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Governing Body of the Borough of Brielle hereby endorses the submission of the recycling tonnage grant application to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Energy and designates Bob McArthur to ensure that the application is properly filed; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the monies received from the recycling tonnage grant be deposited in a dedicated recycling trust fund to-be used solely for the purposes of recycling.
Vote:



CERTIFICATION


The foregoing is a true copy of a Resolution passed by the Brielle Mayor & Council at a meeting held on March 23rd, 2015.
Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 24th day of March 2015.
________________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk


Resolution No: 14-36-B
Date: March 23rd, 2015


TAX IDENTIFICATION STATEMENT


WHEREAS, The Recycling Enhancement Act, P.L.2007, chapter 311, has established a recycling fund from which tonnage grants may be made to municipalities in order to encourage local source separation and recycling programs; and
WHEREAS, There is levied upon the owner or operator of every solid waste facility (with certain exceptions) a recycling tax of $3.00 per ton on all solid waste accepted for disposal or transfer at the solid waste facility.
WHEREAS, Whenever a municipality operates a municipal service system for solid waste collection, or provides for regular solid waste collection service under a contract awarded pursuant to the "Local Public Contracts Law", the amount of the grant monies received by the municipality shall not be less than the annual amount of recycling tax paid by the municipality except that all grant monies received by the municipality shall be expended only for its recycling program.


REA Tax certified by: M&S Waste
Name of Official: Thomas Nolan
Title of Official: Administrator

Date: March 23rd, 2015 2433.17 Tons @ $3.00 per ton = $7,299.51

________________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk


Resolution No.: 15-36-C
Date: March 23rd, 2015

Resolution authorizing the county of Monmouth Mosquito Control Division to conduct aerial mosquito control operations within The Borough of Brielle


WHEREAS, the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 26:9-27 et seq. has elected through its Mosquito Control Division to perform all acts necessary for the elimination of mosquito breeding areas and/or to exterminate mosquitoes within the county; and

WHEREAS, the County has instituted an Integrated Pest Management Program consisting of surveillance, water management, biological control, and chemical control to exterminate the mosquito population within the county of Monmouth; and

WHEREAS, prior to conducting aerial dispensing operations over a designated "congested area," the County is required, pursuant to Federal Aviation Administration Regulation (FAR Part 137.51), to secure prior written approval from the governing body of the political subdivision over which the aircraft is to be operated; and

WHEREAS, the Borough of Brielle is designated as a "congested area" by the Federal Aviation Administration and the County has requested that this governing body consent to its proposed aerial dispensing operations.

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved as follows:

1. The Governing Body hereby authorizes the County of Monmouth Mosquito Control Division or its agent to apply pesticides by aircraft for mosquito control in certain areas of the municipality designated by the County as being either larval mosquito habitat or areas harboring high populations of mosquitoes constituting either a nuisance, a health hazard, or both with the understanding that:

a. the County shall utilize pesticides, application equipment and aircraft that are approved for aerial applications by the applicable Federal (USEPA) and State (NJDEP) agencies, and

b. such operations will be performed in compliance with applicable Federal and State regulations, and

c. The County will notify the police department of each municipality over which aerial pesticide operations are planned prior to commencement of such operations.

Moved By: Councilman Seconded By: Councilman
Ayes: Nays:

Abstention:
Absences:



CERTIFICATION


The foregoing is a true copy of a Resolution passed by the Brielle Mayor & Council at a meeting held on March 23rd, 2015.
Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 24th day of March 2015.
________________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk













 

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