Borough of Brielle, NJ
| December 28, 2015
December 28th, 2015
MINUTES December 28th, 2015 WORK SESSION START: 5:30 PM
PRESENT: MAYOR NICOL, COUNCILMEN GARRUZZO, GORHAM, NOLAN, & SHAAK, ATTORNEY MONTENEGRO AND ADMINISTRATOR NOLAN.
ABSENT: COUNCILMEN GIANFORTE & 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 advised that he had nothing to report.
Mayor Nicol then read a Proclamation Re: Human Trafficking.
WHEREAS, human trafficking is a borderless crime against individuals that violates the most basic human rights and deprives victims of every shred of personal freedom; and,
WHEREAS, human trafficking occurs when a person is recruited, harbored, obtained or exported through force, fraud or coercion for the purposes of sexual or labor exploitation, involuntary servitude and other types of mental and physical abuse; and,
WHEREAS, human traffickers target impoverished and marginalized children, women and men, isolating them from society and supportive networks and exploiting them for personal and monetary gain; and,
WHEREAS, human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the world today, and is tied with arms smuggling as the second largest international criminal industry, falling only behind the illicit drug trade; and,
WHEREAS, the United Nations' International Labor Organization has estimated that at least 12.3 million adults and children worldwide are currently in forced labor, bonded labor or forced prostitution; it is estimated that more people are now harmed by Human Trafficking worldwide than have been at any other point in human history; approximately 80% of the victims are women and girls, and 50% are younger than age 18; and,
WHEREAS, many victims trafficked into the United States do not speak or understand English and are unable to communicate to seek rescue; under U.S. law, any person under 18 involved in the commercial sex industry is considered a Human Trafficking victim; and victims include U.S. citizens and documented immigrants; and,
WHEREAS, the Borough of Brielle recognizes that New Jersey is a prime location for Human Trafficking because it is a major national and international transportation corridor and a culturally diverse state; and,
WHEREAS, the Borough of Brielle commends the work of the NJ Coalition Against Human Trafficking for its statewide efforts to end human trafficking through education, advocacy and assistance to survivors and to increase coordination and visibility of New Jersey's commitment to end human trafficking;
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT PROCLAIMED that, on behalf of the Borough of Brielle I, Mayor Thomas B. Nicol hereby designate January 11, 2016, and of each year, as "Human Trafficking Awareness Day" in the Borough of Brielle, to raise awareness about the signs and consequences of human trafficking, to promote opposition to human trafficking in all of its forms and to encourage support for the survivors of human trafficking throughout the State of New Jersey and across the world to put an end to this criminal activity and restore freedom and dignity to its survivors.
There being no further discussion, the work session was adjourned at 5:36 pm on a motion by Councilman Garruzzo seconded by Councilman Shaak.
MINUTES December 28th, 2015 START: 5:37 P.M.
PRESENT: MAYOR NICOL, COUNCILMEN GARRUZZO, GORHAM, NOLAN, & SHAAK, ATTORNEY MONTENEGRO AND ADMINISTRATOR NOLAN.
ABSENT: COUNCILMAN GIANFORTE & 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 December 14th, 2015 meetings were approved on a motion by Councilman Shaak seconded by Councilman Nolan; all aye; no nays. Passed
Councilman Garruzzo seconded by Councilman Nolan, introduced Resolution 15-103 for Passage of the Consent Agenda.
A. (see insertion)
B. (see insertion)
C. (see insertion)
D. To authorize the extension of the contract between the Brielle Department of Public Works and the Borough of Brielle for a period of one year to begin January 1st, 2016 and end on December 31st, 2016, as per the Memorandum Agreement to be filed with the Public Employment Relations Commission
Vote: Councilmen Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan, & Shaak; all aye, No nays. Passed
Councilman Garruzzo seconded by Councilman Gorham introduced Resolution 15-104 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 December 28th, 2015, as reviewed by the Finance Committee and as listed on the Resolution and the Computer Bill List amended thereto. Vote: Council members Garruzzo, Gorham, Nolan, and Shaak: all aye. No nays. Passed
Mayor Nicol then called for Committee Reports, but no member of Council had an official report, but each in turn, along with Mayor Nicol wished the public and all Brielle Residents, a healthy, happy New Year.
There being no public comment, the Chair recognized Adrianna Shashaty of the Coast Star who asked the Council if they had taken a position on the recently passed Assembly Bill that would permanently extend the opening day for seasonal liquor licenses to March 1st.
The Mayor stated that the Borough would adhere to state law. Councilman Garruzzo did not think it would have a major impact, since Brielle had only one such license.
Councilman Shaak pointed out that Brielle bars and restaurants did most of their business during the summer months. He did not envision patrons on the deck of the sole seasonal license holder in early March.
There being no further comment the meeting was adjourned sine die at 5:48 pm on a motion by Councilman Garruzzo seconded by Councilman Gorham.
Approved: January 6th, 2016
Thomas F. Nolan
Resolution No: 15-103-A
Date: December 28th, 2015
Borough of Brielle
Whereas, N.J.S. 40A:4-19 of the revised statues of New Jersey provides that, when any contracts, commitments or payments are to be made prior to the adoption of the Municipal Budget, the governing body shall, by resolution, adopted prior to January 31st of the fiscal year, make appropriations for the period between the beginning of the fiscal year and the adoption of the budget, and
Whereas, the date of this resolution is prior to the first thirty-one days of January, 2016, and
Whereas, one quarter (25%) of the total appropriations made in the 2015 Municipal Budget, excluding appropriations made for interest and debt redemption charges & capital improvement fund in said budget is the sum of $2,538,419.48.
Now therefore be it resolved, that the following temporary appropriations (The aggregate amount of which does not exceed the amount shown in the preamble above), in the amount of $2,463,148.00 be made and a certified copy of this resolution be transmitted to the Chief Finance Officer for their records.
Administrative & Executive
Salaries & Wages 20-120-1 $70,000.00
Other Expenses 20-120-2 16,500.00
Other Expenses 25-252-2 750.00
Assessment of Taxes
Salaries & Wages 20-150-1 10,000.00
Other Expenses 20-150-2 2,500.00
Collection of Taxes
Salaries & Wages 20-145-1 24,000.00
Other Expenses 20-145-2 3,000.00
Legal Services 20-155-2 45,000.00
Borough Historian 150.00
Salaries & Wages 43-490-1 12,500.00
Municipal Prosecutor 25-275-2 6,500.00
Building & Grounds
Other Expenses 26-310-2 30,000.00
Salaries & Wages 21-180-1 2,500.00
Other Expenses 21-180-2 5,000.00
Financial Services 20-130-2 20,000.00
Shade Tree Commission
Other Expenses 23-313-2 2,500.00
Other Expenses 21-186-2 500.00
Salaries & Wages 22-200-1 3,398.00
Other Expenses 22-200-2 150.00
Other Insurance Premiums 23-210-2 140,000.00
Group Insurance 23-220-2 220,000.00
Other Expenses 25-255-2 9,000.00
Fire Official S/W 2,500.00
First Aid Organization
Other Expenses 25-260-2 7,500.00
Salaries & Wages 25-240-1 495,000.00
Other Expenses 25-240-2 35,000.00
Vehicle Purchase/lease 25-240-2 25,000.00
Sick Time Purchase Option 30-415-2 40,000.00
Code Enforcement Officer
Salaries & Wages 25-195-1 2,400.00
Other Expenses 25-195-2 450.00
Streets & Roads
Salaries & Wages 26-290-1 115,000.00
Other Expenses 26-290-2 25,000.00
Street Lighting (see Utilities)
Vehicle Maintenance 26-315-2 12,500.00
Garbage & Trash Removal
Contractual 32-465-2 75,000.00
Other trash expenses 26-305-2 90,000.00
(includes recycling other)
Health & Welfare
Board of Health
Salaries & Wages 27-330-1 900.00
Other Expenses 27-330-2 100.00
Health Services Contractual 27-330-2 15,000.00
Board of Recreation Commissioners
Salaries & Wages 27-345-1 8,000.00
Other Expenses 27-345-2 8,750.00
Municipal Land Use 21-180-2 6,500.00
Aid to Library 29-390-2 40,000.00
Zoning Officer 22-187-1
Salaries & Wages 22-187-2 6,500.00
Dog Regulation Contractual 27-340-2 3,500.00
Capital Improvement Fund 44-901-2 5,000.00*
Contribution to Social Security 36-472 90,000.00
Salaries & Wages 32-432-2 50,000.00
Utilities 31-432-2 80,000.00
Water Utilities Expenses
Salaries & Wages 55-501-1 100,000.00
Other Expenses 55-502-2 55,000.00
NJSWSA 55-503-2 50,000.00
SMRSA 55-504-2 124,000.00
SMRSA Infiltration/inflow remediation 600.00
South East Monmouth MUA 55-505 180,000.00
Capital Outlay 55-512-2 5,000.00
Group Insurance 55-506-2 5,500.00
Contributions to Social Security 55-541-2 17,500.00
Debt Service NJIT 67,000.00
Less Exceptions 72,000.00
Dispatch Services 42-250-2 20,000.00
Manasquan Municipal Court 25,000.00
Construction Code Services 2,000.00
Resolution No.:15-103-B Date: December 28th, 2015
Whereas, the Governing Body of the Borough of Brielle has introduced and adopted a salary ordinance no. 1039 which established salary ranges for all officers and employees of the Borough of Brielle, to be effective January 1st, 2016, and
Whereas, the salary ordinance established a range for employee salaries and local fiscal affairs law requires that the actual base salary to be paid to each individual employee must be approved by the governing body.
Now therefore be it resolved, that the following salaries shall constitute the base salaries for the following employees (exclusive of police who receive additional remuneration as per contract based on term of service "longevity").
CHIEF OF POLICE 181,900.00
PATROLMAN FIRST CLASS 118,344.00
PATROLMAN SECOND CLASS 98,000.00
PATROLMAN THIRD CLASS 87,000.00
PATROLMAN FOURTH CLASS 75,000.00
PATROLMAN FIFTH CLASS 65,000.00
PATROLMAN SIXTH CLASS 58,000.00
PATROLMAN SEVENTH CLASS 56,667.00
PATROLMAN EIGHT CLASS 50,833.00
PATROLMAN PROBATIONARY 41,667.00
POLICE RECORDS CLERK 47,150.00
CRIME PREVENTION OFFICER 500.00
POLICE MATRON 10.50 Per Hr.
BOROUGH ADMINISTRATOR 60,700.00*
BOROUGH CLERK 84,000.00
CHIEF FINANCE OFFICER 27,500.00
TAX COLLECTOR 88,610.00*
ASSESSOR OF TAXES 24,850.00
WATER SEWER COLLECTOR 56,315.00
WATER UTILITY OPERATOR 7,000.00
SUPERINTENDENT WATER UTILITY 5,000.00
SUPERINTENDENT PUBLIC WORKS 93,000.00 *
RECYCLING COORDINATOR 5,500.00
ASSISTANT RECYCLING COORDINATOR 1,000.00
SAFETY COORDINATOR 5,500.00
ASSISTANT SAFETY COORDINATOR 2,000.00
ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT DPW 3,000.00*
WORKING FOREMAN 1,000.00
D.P.W. DRIVER/LABORER 75,000.00
RECYCLING DRIVER/LABORER 67,000.00
WATER UTILITY DRIVER/LABORER 57,500.00
WORKING FOREMAN WATER UTILITY 1,000.00
ON CALL UTILITY STIPEND 3,000.00
PLANNING BOARD SECRETARY 5,000.00
PLANNING BOARD RECORDING SECRETARY 5,000.00
MUNICIPAL JUDGE 38,432.00
FIRE PROTECTION OFFICIAL 9,700.00
MERCANTILE OFFICER 4,000.00
CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER 10,500.00
ZONING OFICER 16,500.00
DEPUTY TAX COLLECTOR 1,500.00
ELECTION OFFICIAL 2,500.00
SPECIAL DEPUTY ELECTIONS CLERK 1,500.00
SENIOR PAYROLL SPECIALIST 7,500.00
CLERK FINANCIAL SERVICES 30,500.00
CLERK FINANCIAL SERVICES (WATER) 10,000.00
BOARD OF RECREATION SECRETARY 1,800.00
DEPUTY REGISTRAR 750.00
DEPUTY CLERK/ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR 42,000.00
• SUBJECT TO AN ANNUAL CONTRACT TO BE SIGNED BY EMPLOYEE AND MAYOR AND ATTESTED TO BY THE MUNICIPAL CLERK. SAID ACTION COMPLEMENTS AND IS AUTHORIZED BY THIS RESOLUTION.
Date: December 28th, 2015
Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
Fiscal Grant Cycle July 2014-June 2019
WHEREAS, the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse established the Municipal Alliances for the Prevention of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse in 1989 to educate and engage residents, local government and law enforcement officials, schools, nonprofit organizations, the faith community, parents, youth and other allies in efforts to prevent alcoholism and drug abuse in communities throughout New Jersey.
WHEREAS, The Mayor and Council of the Borough of Brielle, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey recognizes that the abuse of alcohol and drugs is a serious problem in our society amongst persons of all ages; and therefore has an established Municipal Alliance Committee; and,
WHEREAS, The Mayor and Council further recognizes that it is incumbent upon not only public officials but upon the entire community to take action to prevent such abuses in our community; and,
WHEREAS, The Mayor and Council has applied for funding to the Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse through the County of Monmouth;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Borough of Brielle, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey hereby recognizes the following:
1. The Mayor and Council do hereby authorize submission of a strategic plan for the Municipal Alliance grant for fiscal year 2016 in the amount of:
Cash Match $12,268.00
2. The Council acknowledges the terms and conditions for administering the Municipal Alliance grant, including the administrative compliance and audit requirements.
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 December 28th, 2015.
Witness my Hand and Seal of the Borough of Brielle this 29th day of December 2015.
Thomas F. Nolan Municipal Clerk