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April 27, 2015

June 16 2015

April 27th, 2015

MINUTES April 27th, 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 advised Council that he had nothing to report.

The Chair then recognized Councilman Garruzzo, Police Commissioner & Chief Michael Palmer who introduced the latest addition to the Brielle Police Department “ENZO”.

Councilman Garruzzo noted that Enzo was a seventeen month old male, born 10/20/13 in Holland. The Department took possession of Enzo on April 10th and assigned Patrolman Brian Stahl as his handler. Both Patrolman Stahl and Enzo are currently enrolled in Narcotics Detection School and they will officially begin work on Memorial Day Weekend.

Patrolman Stahl and Enzo shall begin K-9 Training in January, 2016. Prior to joining our Department, Patrolman Stahl completed Basic Training with the Military and served in Italy, California, Israel & Afghanistan as a Military Police Officer. He completed his tour of duty in 2012 having gained essential military and foreign police training and experience; he is an avid dog lover and believes that Enzo will be an asset to our community.

The Brielle Police Department is grateful for the donations they received to enable reinstituting the K-9 Unit.

Mayor Nicol administered an oath of office to the new employee whose appointment revived the defunct Canine Unit. Patrolman Stahl noted that Enzo worked a five day week and his services would be invaluable to narcotics enforcement, school patrols, finding lost or missing persons and tracking criminals. Enzo was also available to assist other communities.

Chief Michael Palmer added his appreciation for the donation that permitted the revival of this valuable service. Donations ranged from $50.00 to $10,000 and characterized the nature of the police community partnership that has always been a hallmark of Brielle.

There being no further comment, work session was adjourned at 7:38 p.m. on a motion by Councilman Gianforte seconded by Councilman Gorham.


MINUTES April 27th, 2015 START: 7:39 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 April 13th, 2015 meetings were approved on a motion by Councilman Garruzzo seconded by Councilman Visceglia; all aye; no nays. Passed

Mayor Nicol then announced that the time had arrived for a hearing on the 2015 Municipal Budget.

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

Finance Chairman Visceglia advised that the budget did not contain any increase in the municipal tax rate for 2015. The Finance Committee was proud of the budget it crafted as it would maintain the current level of services. While the budget hearing would be held this evening it would have to be amended and the budget would be finally adopted on May 11th, 2015 after a public hearing on the amendment.

There being no further comments by council or the public, the hearing was closed on a motion by Councilman Shaak, seconded by Councilman Gianforte.

Councilman Garruzzo, seconded by Councilman Visceglia introduced Resolution 15-45 for the amendment of the 2015 municipal budget (see insertion).

Councilman Garruzzo seconded by Councilman Gianforte, introduced Resolution 15-46 for Passage of the Consent Agenda. Vote: Councilmen Garruzzo, Gianforte, Gorham, Nolan, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye, No nays. Passed

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

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

Councilman Visceglia, seconded by Councilman Gorham introduced Resolution 15-47 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 27th, 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 and Visceglia: all aye. No nays. Passed

Mayor Nicol announced that the time had arrived for the introduction and passage on first reading of “A BOND ORDINANCE PROVIDING AN APPROPRIATION OF $408,000.00 FOR MISCELLANEOUS IMPROVEMENTS FOR AND BY THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE, IN THE COUNTY OF MONMOUTH, STATE OF NEW JERSEY, AND AUTHORIZING $387,600.00 BONDS OR NOTES OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE FOR FINANCING PART OF THE APPROPRIATION”.

Councilman Garruzzo seconded by Councilman Visceglia moved resolution 15-48 for passage on first reading. Vote: Councilmen Garruzzo, Gianforte, Gorham, Nolan, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed.

Councilman Nolan, seconded by Councilman Gorham, introduced resolution 15-49 to authorize publication in the Coast Star for a hearing to be held on May 11th, 2015 @ 7:30 pm, at Borough Hall, according to law. Vote: Councilmen Garruzzo, Gianforte, Gorham, Nolan, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed.

The Mayor then announced that the time had arrived for the introduction and passage on first reading of “AN ORDINANCE TO REALLOCATE UNEXPENDED BALANCES FROM PREVIOUSLY APPROVED BOND RDINANCES AND TO REDEDICATE THESE BALANCES FOR ADDITIONAL CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS”.

Councilman Garruzzo seconded by Councilman Gianforte, introduced Resolution 15-50 for passage on first reading. Vote: Councilmen Garruzzo, Gianforte, Gorham, Nolan, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed.

Councilman Nolan, seconded by Councilman Visceglia, introduced Resolution 15-51 to authorize publication in the Coast Star for a hearing to be held on May 11th, 2015 @ 7:30 pm, at Borough Hall, according to law. Vote: Councilmen Garruzzo, Gianforte, Gorham, Nolan, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed.

Mayor Nicol called for Committee Reports and recognized Councilman Gianforte who advised that the proposed Special Events ordinance had been disseminated to his committee for review and he hoped to have the ordinance ready for introduction by June 8th.

Councilman Nolan advised that the renovation of the bathrooms at Brielle Park had been completed and the Board of Recreation was currently evaluating the condition of the tennis and basketball courts after a hard winter. The first leg of the North vs. South competition, a bowling match, had been completed and the main event would be held at Brielle Park on May 30th.

Councilman Garruzzo thanked the residents for their support of the K-9 Unit and the Borough’s public safety initiatives.

Councilman Shaak thanked Burke Environmental Engineering for their willingness to resume improvements to and maintenance of the landscaping at the Higgins Avenue/Route 35 traffic triangle. Councilman Shaak added that DPW Superintendent McArthur was spear-heading a program to encourage local business, civic groups and residents to “adopt-a-spot” of their own to enhance the aesthetics of Brielle.

In closing, Councilman Shaak reminded the public that bulk clean-up week would be May 4th through 8th on the regular date of collection.

Councilmen Gorham & Visceglia having no reports the meeting was open to the public.

Peter Symonowicz, 509 Union Lane, took exception to the placement of a fire hydrant in front of his property. Mayor Nicol explained that it was the consensus of the engineering staff and the fire department, that this was the best and most logical place for the hydrant and it would be placed there for the public benefit.

Sean Wohltman, 639 Agnes Avenue, inquired as to whether or not any progress had been made regarding his request for a cross-walk on Route 71.

The Mayor and Councilman Garruzzo both explained that the matter had been referred to the NJDOT, but it appeared that their parameters for this type of installation were so stringent that it was doubtful that a cross-walk could be justified. However, Chief Palmer was continuing to investigate all options and he would ask him to contact Mr. Wohltman and provide a status report.

The meeting was then adjourned at 7:59 pm on a motion by Councilman Visceglia seconded by Councilman Nolan.


Approved: May 11th, 2015

_____________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk


BOROUGH OF BRIELLE COUNTY OF MONMOUTH BUDGET AMENDMENT
WHEREAS, the local municipal budget for the year 2015 was approved on the 23rd day of March 2015, and

WHEREAS, the public hearing on said budget has been held as advertised, and WHEREAS, it is desired to amend said approved budget, now
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Brielle, County of Monmouth, that the following amendments to the approved budget of 2015 be made.
From To


Anticipated Revenues:
Miscellaneous Revenues - Local Revenues
Fines and Costs:
Municipal Court $ 120,000.00 122,000.00
Total Local Revenue 259,300.00 261,263.00

Miscellaneous Special Items of General Revenue
Anticipated with Prior Written Consent of Director
Of Local Government Services - Public and Private
Revenues Offset with Appropriations 5,530.54 3,530.54
Total Special Item of General Revenue Anticipated with
Prior Written Consent of Director of Local Government
Services - Public and Private Revenues 23,369.45 21,369.45

Appropriations:
Operations Excluded from Caps:
Capital Improvements Excluded from Caps:
Capital Improvement Fund 435,000.00 417,500.00
Total Capital Improvements Excluded from Caps 435,000.00 417,500.00

Municipal Debt Service Excluded from Caps:
Payment of Bond Anticipation Notes and
Capital Notes 150,000.00
Refunding Bonds 250,000.00 117,500.00
Total Municipal Debt Service Excluded from Caps 254,890.00 272,390.00

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that two certified copies of this resolution be filed forthwith in the Office of the Director of Local Government Services for his certification of the local municipal budget so amended.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this complete amendment in accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40A-9, be published in the Coast Star in the issue of April 30th, 2015 and that said publication contain notice of public hearing on said amendment to be held at the Municipal Building at 7:30 p.m. on May 11th, 2015.
It is hereby certified that this is a true copy of a resolution amending the budget, adopted by the governing body on the 27th day of April, 2015.
Certified by me Thomas Nolan
April 27th, 2015 Municipal Clerk

Resolution No: 15-46-A
Date: April 27th, 2015

RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE

BE IT RESOLVED, a $50 turn on/turn off fee, paid by John J. Lupi of 606 Cardeza Avenue, to the Water Utility be refunded due to an error in mailing the bill to the incorrect address.


CERTIFICATION


The foregoing is a true copy of a Resolution passed by the Brielle Mayor & Council at a meeting held on April 27th, 2015.
Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 28th day of April 2015.


______________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk


Resolution No.: 15-46-B
Date: April 27th, 2015


WHEREAS the Borough of Brielle of the County of Monmouth, NJ, has experienced natural hazards that result in public safety hazards and damage to private and public property and;

WHEREAS the hazard mitigation planning process set forth by the State of New Jersey and the Federal Emergency Management Agency offers the opportunity to consider natural hazards and risks, and to identify mitigation actions to reduce future risk and;

WHEREAS the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management is providing federal mitigation funds to support development of the Monmouth County Multi-Jurisdictional All Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan and;

WHEREAS a Hazard Mitigation Plan has been developed by the Mitigation Planning Committee and;

WHEREAS the Hazard Mitigation Plan includes a prioritized list of mitigation actions including activities that, over time, will help minimize and reduce safety threats and damage to private and public property, and;

WHEREAS the draft plan was provided to each participating jurisdiction and was posted on the County Office of Emergency Management's website so as to introduce the planning concept and to solicit questions and comments; and to present the Plan and request comments, as required by law, and

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Brielle:

1. The Monmouth County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan, as approved by the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency on April 14, 2015 is hereby adopted as an official plan of the Borough of Brielle in the County of Monmouth.

2. The Municipal departments identified in the Plan are hereby directed to pursue implementation of the recommended high priority activities that are assigned to their departments.

3. Any action proposed by the Plan shall be subject to and contingent upon budget approval, if required, which shall be at the discretion of the Mayor and Council and this resolution shall not be interpreted so as to mandate any such appropriations.

4. The Emergency Management Coordinator is designated to coordinate with other offices and shall periodically report on the activities, accomplishments, and progress, and shall prepare an annual progress report to be submitted to the Monmouth County Office of
Emergency Management. The status reports shall be submitted by September 15th of each year.


CERTIFICATION


The foregoing is a true copy of a Resolution passed by the Brielle Mayor & Council at a meeting held on April 27th, 2015.
Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 28th day of April 2015.

________________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk


 

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