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April 13, 2015

June 16 2015

April 13th, 2015

MINUTES April 13th, 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 advised Council that he had nothing to report, but he asked for permission to add a Resolution “H” to the consent agenda to renew the annual Safety Agreement with the MMJIF. Council gave their authorization.

The Chair then recognized Councilman Nolan who announced the winners of the annual “Snow Man” contest. This year, after the numerous submissions were reviewed “ad nauseum”, the result was a tie between “Olaf” submitted by Grace & Erin, and Rosemary’s Owl. The winners were presented with Snow Cone Makers in recognition of their achievement.

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


MINUTES April 13th, 2015 START: 7:36 P.M.

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

ABSENT: COUNCILMAN GORHAM

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 23rd, 2015 meetings were approved on a motion by Councilman Gianforte seconded by Councilman Nolan; all aye; no nays. Passed

Councilman Garruzzo seconded by Councilman Gianforte, introduced Resolution 15-43 for Passage of the Consent Agenda.

Resolution:
A. To authorize compliance with Senate Bill 2364 Re: Federal Surplus Equipment
B. (see insertion)
C. To authorize Water/Sewer charges Re: account #680-0 in the amount of $199.36
D. To appoint Valerie Lynn Guenther as a School Crossing Guard, with an effective date of April2nd, 2015.
E. To authorize the Mayor & Clerk to execute a contract with the New Jersey Water Supply Authority for the continued purchase of raw water from the Manasquan Reservoir for a period of twenty-five years (July 1st, 2015 June 30th, 2030).
F. To authorize the Administrator to enter into Shared Service Agreements & Joint Bids for goods and services, subject to the final approval of the Governing Body.
G. (see insertion)
H. To authorize the Mayor and Administrator to execute the 2015 Safety Agreement with the MMJIF.

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

Councilman Visceglia, seconded by Councilman Shaak introduced Resolution 15-44 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 April 13th, 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 and Visceglia: all aye. No nays. Passed

Mayor Nicol called for committee reports and recognized Councilman Gianforte who advised that his Committee was completing its research into the viability of a “Special Events” provision to the ordinance and would have a report for Council in the near future.

Councilman Nolan advised that the Library would be accepting applications for the Joe Leone Scholarship through May 1st.

The Recreation Dodge Ball sign-ups were being held this evening. The cost for enrollment was $25.00. The Park Bathrooms were nearing completion and would be ready for the spring season.

Mayor Nicol interjected that a pad had been placed adjacent to the Curtis House in preparation for a generator that would maintain power at the Curtis House during an emergency and provide refuge for residents with pets. The pets would have to be properly contained. Residents without pets would be accommodated at the First Aid Building.

Councilman Garruzzo advised that the request for a traffic control device at the intersection of Route #71 and Park Avenue had been researched. NJDOT regulations require that in order to justify such a crossing 100 pedestrians would have to utilize it for a minimum of four hours on an average day or 190 pedestrians during one hour of a day when a minimum number of vehicles approached the intersection from both directions. The Police did not feel that Brielle could meet that criteria, but they have asked the NJDOT for guidance.

During the month of March six arrests were made, one sexual assault, one DWI, one shoplifting and two warrant arrests. There was an additional juvenile arrest for burglary and assault.

Councilman Shaak advised that, effective April 15th, the Recycling operation would be shifted to the municipal parking lot. Curb side collection shall continue as normal.

The Borough has received five hundred trees from the N.J. Department of Forestry for distribution to our residents.

Pothole repair is on-going. There is a form available on the Borough web-site to facilitate the reporting of pothole locations.

The Union Lane water main replacement project began on April 6th. Residents might experience some inconvenience.

Councilman Gianforte asked Councilman Shaak if, given the new location, there could be any limitations on utilization of the recycling area. Councilman Shaak replied “no” given the fact the area had twenty-four hour public access.

The meeting was then adjourned at 7:56 pm on a motion by Councilman Garruzzo seconded by Councilman Nolan.


Approved: April 27th, 2015

_____________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk


Resolution No: 15-43-B
Date: April 13th, 2015

RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Mayor and Administrator are hereby authorized to execute the 2015 Safety Contract with the Monmouth Municipal Joint Insurance Fund.

Moved By: Councilman Garruzzo
Seconded By: Councilman Nolan

Vote: Councilman Garruzzo, Gianforte, Nolan, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye Passed. None abstained.
Councilman Gorham absent

CERTIFICATION

The foregoing is a true copy of a Resolution passed by the Brielle Mayor & Council at a meeting held on April 13th, 2015.
Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 14th day of April 2015.


______________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk


Resolution No.: 15-43-G
Date: April 13th, 2015

FROM THE BOROUGH CLERK'S OFFICE SUPPORTING THE TRANSPARENT TAX ACT OF 2015

WHEREAS, Assembly Bill No.A-4325 supplementing chapter 4 of Title 54, R.S.54:4-65 and designated the "Transparent Tax Act of 2015" is being considered for adoption by the New Jersey State Assembly; and,
WHEREAS, the amendment would permit the local jurisdiction to print separate tax bills to each taxpayer, one showing the amount of property taxes due and payable for municipal tax purposes, the other shall state the amount of property taxes due and payable for county purposes, school purposes, fire district purposes, and for the purposes of any other special district on behalf of which the municipality collects property taxes; and,
WHEREAS, both bills shall include a brief tabulation showing the distribution of the total amount to be raised by taxes; and,
WHEREAS, A-4325 would require the municipal tax collector to send notice of the pro rata share, if any, of the property tax appeal refunds paid by the municipality during the tax year to the county, school districts, and fire districts for inclusion in their annual budgets;
WHEREAS, in the following tax year in which the refunds were paid, the municipal tax collector is then required to deduct the applicable pro rata share of the property tax refund from the amounts to be paid to the county, and each school and fire district; and,
WHEREAS, these amendments, if adopted, will assist the general public to understand the tax bill, the structure of the taxes, and the level of support for each agency, and will further provide a more equitable structure to share the obligation of paying approved tax appeals as the title states, creates transparency in the tax supporting local assessments.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Brielle, County of Monmouth, and State of New Jersey, hereby supports Assembly Bill A-4235 amending Title 54:4-65 and urges the Legislature to approve and pass the bill for the reasons expressed herein; and,
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be sent to State Senator Robert W. Singer, Assemblymen Sean T. Kean and David P. Rible.

CERTIFICATION

The foregoing is a true copy of a Resolution passed by the Brielle Mayor & Council at a meeting held on April 13th, 2015.
Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 14th day of April 2015.
______________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk

 

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