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Borough of Brielle, NJ


October 12, 2015

December 11 2015

October 12th, 2015


MINUTES October 12th, 2015 WORK SESSION START: 7:30 PM

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

ABSENT: COUNCILMAN 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 opened the Work Session in compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act and recognized the Administrator who had advised Council that the 2015 Best Practice form had been submitted. The Borough scored 90% out of a possible 100%, but would not suffer the loss of any state aid. The 10% shortfall results from five negative responses, none of which are crucial to the effective management of the Borough.

The Mayor then recognized Councilman Shaak who presented a check in the amount of $500.00 from the Clean Communities Program to Boy Scout Troop #69.

The Chair then recognized Eagle Scout candidate Austin Devereux who requested council authorization to implement a scout project to place a berm at Brielle Park to channel storm water run-off toward the existing drainage system between the basketball courts and the pathway. The project includes a review of the existing drainage system and an assessment as to whether or not a future berm project could augment the anticipated project in the future. The estimated cost is $1,000.00 to be provided by a grant by the Board of Recreation. The target date for implementation was November 6 to 7th.

Councilman Nolan advised that he had reviewed the plan as had Engineer Hilla, they both supported the concept. Councilman Shaak & Mayor Nicol also voiced support, but requested that Superintendent McArthur review the plan prior to implementation. Councilman Garruzzo said that Austin did “a great job” and Mayor Nicol told him to “carry on”.

Police Commissioner Garruzzo then took the floor and advised Council of Patrolman Brian Dreher’s action on July 25th of this year. While on a routine patrol in the Magnolia Avenue area, Patrolman Dreher observed a bicycle in a wooded area along the railroad tracks. During the course of his investigation he found a male subject lying on the railroad bridge with one leg through the railroad ties and his body slumped over the southbound track. The subject had several lacerations on his legs and appeared to be intoxicated.

Patrolman Dreher contacted NJ Transit and requested that all train travel on the southbound track cease. After several attempts, the subject was waken and removed from the tracks. Apparently a resident of Maryland, the subject was identified by his passport and taken to Brick Hospital for treatment.

Patrolman Dreher’s thoroughness and quick response averted a tragedy and prevented a twenty-four year old man from further injury and possible death.

Mayor Nicol then read the following proclamation in his honor (insert).

Whereas, the Borough of Brielle has been formed in compliance with the applicable statues, and

Whereas, it is fitting and proper for a municipal corporation to recognize the achievements of its employee, and

Whereas, Brian Dreher has been an employee of the Brielle Police Department since 2010 as a Class II Special Officer and a Patrolman since 2014, and

Whereas, on July 25th, 2015 Patrolman Dreher came upon a injured male subject on the New Jersey Transit railroad tracks and he immediately contacted New Jersey Transit to cease all train traffic on the southbound tracks, and

Whereas, Patrolman Dreher's prompt action resulted in the prevention of further injury and the preservation of the life of a twenty-four year old man, and

Whereas, such action is indeed worthy of commemoration

Now Therefore Be Proclaimed, that October12th, 2015 be designated as Brian Dreher Day in the Borough of Brielle
___________________________
Thomas B. Nicol
Mayor



Councilman Garruzzo cited Patrolman Dreher’s valor and both Council and the Public gave him a standing ovation.

There being no further discussion, the work session was adjourned at 7:45 pm on a motion by Councilman Shaak seconded by Councilman Nolan.

MINUTES October 12th, 2015 START: 7:46 P.M.

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

ABSENT: COUNCILMAN VISCEGLIA

Following the announcement on recording devices, a moment of silent prayer, a salute to the flag and a roll call, the Minutes of the September 28th, 2015 meetings were approved on a motion by Councilman Garruzzo seconded by Councilman Nolan; all aye; no nays. Passed

Councilman Garruzzo seconded by Councilman Nolan, introduced Resolution 15-82 for Passage of the Consent Agenda.

Resolution:

A. (see insertion)
B. (see insertion)
C. To appoint Sharon Lynn Dreher of Brielle as a Relief Crossing Guard with a starting date of 10/5/15.
D. To appoint Philip Brisben as a Relief Crossing Guard with a starting date of 10/5/15.
E. To appoint Eric Lapham, 24 Lebanon Drive, as Alternate #2 to the Brielle Planning Board.

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

Councilman Garruzzo seconded by Councilman Shaak introduced Resolution 15-83 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 12th, 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, and Shaak: all aye. No nays. Passed (Note: Finance Chairman Visceglia had reviewed and approved the bills prior to the meeting.)

Mayor Nicol then called for Committee Reports and recognized Councilman Gianforte who had no report.

Councilman Nolan cited the success of the Library’s “Breads & Spreads” program with attendance of over seventy patrons. Councilman Nolan also reminded the public of the Fall Festival and Chili Cook-off to be held on October 18th.

Councilman Garruzzo had no report, but he reiterated his praise for Patrolman Dreher’s actions on July 25th of this year.


Councilman Shaak advised the bulk pick-up would continue through the week of October 12th on the regular day of collection. Recyclables would not be collected.

Leaf collection would begin the week of October 19th and continued through mid-December. Brush would not be collected during this period.

Gorham having no report, the meeting was open to the public and the Chair recognized Margaret Herman, 208 Homestead Road, who noted that her bulk items had not been collected. Mayor Nicol advised that the contractor might have missed her, but a final sweep of the town was made prior to the end of the week; he also reminded the public that plastic toys were recyclable.

Janice Hendricks, 615 Leslie Avenue, asked if Union Lane was going to be paved? The Administrator explained that the contractor for the water main project would return in November, once the trenches had settled, to make a final restoration, but only the trenched area would be repaved. The entire street was scheduled for inclusion in the 2017 Capital Improvement Program when it was anticipated state funds would be available through the Transportation Trust Fund.

Mr. Peter Albertelli, 532 Union Lane, posed the same inquiry and added that it was his understanding that the entire roadway was to be paved.

Mayor Nicol explained that only the disturbed portion of the road, where the main had been installed, would be paved to approximately twelve inches on either side of the trench.
He added that New Jersey Natural Gas was also in the process of trench restoration so a large portion of the street would be improved.

James Aloi, 108 Ocean Avenue, asked when his drainage issue would be addressed. He noted that he had discussed this problem with Councilman Nolan who felt that the Borough could address 80% of the problem.

Mayor Nicol advised that the problem was on the list of pending projects and how soon it would be addressed depended on the availability of funding.

There being no further comments, the meeting was adjourned at 7:56 pm on a motion by Councilman Shaak seconded by Councilman Nolan.


Approved: October 26th, 2015
_____________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk

Resolution No: 15-82-A Date: October 12th, 2015


Resolution of the Borough of Brielle



Whereas: on October 5th, 2015 St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, 2200 Church Road Toms River, NJ 08753 submitted Raffle Application No. 2015-13 ID, No. 107-1-19118 for an Gift raffle, to be held at Manasquan River Golf Club, 843 Riverview Drive Brielle NJ 08730 on Saturday, November 7th, 2015 at 5 to 10 pm.

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 October 12th, 2015.

Witness my Hand and Seal of the Borough of Brielle this 13th day of October 2015.

______________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk




Resolution No: 15-82-B Date: October 12th, 2015



Resolution of the Borough of Brielle

Whereas: on October 6th, 2015 Brielle Education Foundation, PO Box 162, Brielle, NJ 08730 submitted Raffle Application No. 2015-14 ID, No. 57-5-37135 for an off-site 50/50 Raffle, to be held at Manasquan River Golf Club, 843 Riverview Drive Brielle, NJ 08730 on November 19th, 2015 at 6:30 to 10pm.

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 October 12th. 2015.

Witness my Hand and Seal of the Borough of Brielle this 13th day of August 2015.

______________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk




 

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