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January 6, 2016

March 02 2016

Reorganization Meeting

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MINUTES JANUARY 6th, 2016 ORGANIZATION MEETING START: 5:30 P.M.

PRESENT: MAYOR NICOL, COUNCILMEN GARRUZZO, GIANFORTE, NOLAN, SHAAK & VISCEGLIA.

ABSENT: COUNCILMAN GORHAM

The Clerk announced that Mayor Nicol along with Councilmembers Garruzzo & Nolan had taken their oath of office.

Mayor Nicol opened the meeting in compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act followed by a silent prayer and a salute to the flag.

Mayor Nicol then advised that Robert’s Rules of Order would be employed to determine all parliamentary questions not specifically provided for.

Mayor Nicol then opened the floor to nominations for Council-President.

Nominations were opened on a motion by Councilman Shaak seconded by Councilman Visceglia and Councilman Garruzzo nominated Councilman Gorham. The nomination was seconded by Councilman Visceglia.

There being no further nomination, nominations were closed on a motion by Councilman Shaak seconded by Councilman Visceglia.

Councilman Shaak moved to elect Councilman Gorham as Council-President, the motion was seconded by Councilman Nolan; all ayes. None opposed.

On behalf of Council-President Gorham then announced the 2016 Committee assignments. The Clerk was directed to insert the roster into the minutes to formalize the 2016 committee assignments (see insertion).

Mayor Nicol then announced the 2016 professional appointments:

Borough Attorney Montenegro, Thompson
Montenegro & Genz
Borough Engineer Alan P. Hilla & Avakian
Borough Auditor Robert Hulsart Inc.
Bond Counsel Dilworth Paxton
Public Defender Timothy J. Wintrode/Public Defender Municipal Prosecutor & Labor Counsel Citta, Holzapfel & Zabarsky
Municipal Finance Officer Stephen Mayer


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The appointments were confirmed on a motion by Councilman Visceglia seconded by Councilman Gianforte. Vote: Councilman Garruzzo, Gianforte, Nolan, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. no nays. Passed

Mayor Nicol then announced that all professional appointments were subject to a professional service contract.

Councilman Nolan seconded by Councilman Shaak, introduced Resolution 16-01 to appoint Mayor Thomas B. Nicol as Emergency Management Coordinator. Vote: Councilman Garruzzo, Gianforte, Nolan, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye; no nays. Passed

Councilman Garruzzo seconded by Councilman Nolan, introduced Resolution 16-02 (see insertion). Vote: Councilmen Garruzzo, Gianforte, Nolan, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye; no nays. Passed

On a motion by Councilman Shaak, seconded by Councilman Nolan, all tenured and non-annual appointments, now held by Borough employees were confirmed; all aye.

On a motion by Councilman Garruzzo, seconded by Councilman Nolan, the membership rosters of Brielle First Aid Squad and Brielle Fire Company No. 1 were confirmed; all aye.

Mayor Nicol then announced the annual appointments:

Borough Administrator Thomas F. Nolan
Officer to Issue Certificates of Liability Thomas F. Nolan
Relocation Officer Thomas F. Nolan
Commissioner of Insurance Thomas F. Nolan
Representative to S.E.M.M.U.A. Robert McArthur
Fire Protection Official Brett Nielsen
Construction Code Official Albert P. Ratz
Zoning Officer Elissa C. Commins
Deputy Zoning Officer Alan P. Hilla
Conflict Engineers Lindstrom, Dissiner & Carr
First Deputy Emergency Manage. Coord. Michael W. Palmer
Second Deputy Emergency Manage.Coord. Timothy A. Shaak
Heritage Committee/Borough Historian John E. Belding
Registrar/Sec. Board of Health Tina McDermott
Deputy Registrar/Sec. Board of Health Colleen Castronova
Karen Brisben
Mercantile Officer James Langenberger
Code Enforcement Officer James Langenberger
Tax Collector Colleen Castronova
Deputy Tax Collector Tina McDermott
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Water Sewer Rent Collector Tina McDermott
Animal Control Official Colleen Castronova
Superintendent Water Utility/DPW Robert McArthur
Recycling Coordinator Robert McArthur
Safety Coordinator Robert McArthur
Assistant Superintendent DPW Jeffrey Weiss
Assistant Recycling Coordinator Jeffrey Weiss
Payroll Specialist Colleen Castronova
Assist. Clerks Financial Services Karen S. Brisben
Tina McDermott
Carol McMenamy
Asst. Administrator/Deputy Clerk/Clerk
Of Elections Carol McMenamy
Detective (Serves @ discretion of Chief) Ryan Mexisell
DPW
Working Foreman Water/Sewer Utility Jeffrey Ely
Michael Burger
Water Plant Operator Michael McArthur

Councilman Shaak, seconded by Councilman Gianforte introduced Resolution 16-03 to confirm the foregoing appointments. Vote: Councilman Garruzzo, Gianforte, Nolan, Shaak & Visceglia all aye; no nays. Passed

Mayor Nicol then announced the appointments to the various Boards & Commissions of the Borough for terms that expired on December 31st, 2016.

Planning Board

Thomas B. Nicol Member Class I (16)
Frank A. Garruzzo Member Class II (16)
James F. Langenberger Member Class III (16)
John O’Donnell Member Class IV (19)
Terre Vitale Member Class IV (19)

Community Development Block Grant Committee

Cory Lakin Member (16)
Timothy Shaak Member (16)
Ann D. Scott Member (16)
Darcy Garruzzo Member (16)
Robert McArthur Member (16)
Carol McMenamy Representative (16)
Adeline Schmidt Alternate Representative (16)

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Board of Recreation

Denise lembo Member (20)
David Richardson Member (20)
Tom McManus Associate (16)
Art Foreman Associate (16)
Michael Milza Associate (16)
Karen Dettlinger Associate (16)
Susan Deegan Associate (16)
Kristine Anderson Associate (16)
Colleen Stratton Associate (16)
Kendal Porter Associate (16)
Tina Cardott Associate (16)
Tina Callahan Associate (16)
Patty Guzzo Associate (16)
Carol McMenamy Recording Secretary (16)

Environmental Commission

Annette Kavanaugh Member (18)
Jennifer Kerrigan Member (18)
Kim Nuccio Alternate #1 (16)
Thomas Mauro Alternate #2 (16)

Shade Tree Commission

Bridgett Markuson Member (19)
Carol Eggert Member (19)

The appointments were approved on a motion by Councilman Shaak seconded by Councilman Gianforte.

Mayor Nicol then read the re-organization resolutions.

Resolution 16-04 (see insertion)
Resolution 16-05 (see insertion)
Resolution 16-06 (see insertion)
Resolution 16-07 (see insertion)
Resolution 16-08 (see insertion)
Resolution 16-09 (see insertion)
Resolution 16-10 To authorize the Business Administrator, with the consent of the Mayor & Council Committee Chairman who has jurisdiction over the Department, to hire Temporary Part-Time Help on a “as needed” basis.
Resolution16-11 To memorialize the adoption of the 2016 Temporary Budget.
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Resolution 16-12 To memorialize the extension of the sick time provisions of the Teamsters Contract to the non-union employees.
Resolution 16-13 To confirm the appointments of all Class I & Class II Special Police Officers for 2016.

Councilman Garruzzo seconded by Councilman Nolan introduced resolutions 16-04 through 16-13. Vote: Councilmen Garruzzo, Gianforte, Nolan, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed

Borough Historian, John E. Belding who thanked the Council for his re-appointment and cited his annual report. He added that as of February 14th, 2012, state statute mandated that each municipality have a Borough Historian and that he/she report to the Governing Body on an annual basis and serve as a depository for all historic documents relative to the municipality.

Mr. Belding noted that he had first been appointed in 1996 and was now entering his 20th year of service. He cited the benefits of local history, the popularity of the Historical Society’s web-site and he urged the Mayor and Council to join the society.

There being no further comments the meeting was adjourned at 5:42 p.m. on a motion by Councilman Shaak seconded by Councilman Nolan.




Approved: January 25th, 2015 __________________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk
















Resolution No.: 16-2
Date: January 6th, 2016




Be It Resolved, that Carol McMenamy be appointed as the Borough of Brielle's Representative to the Monmouth County Community Development Program, and

Be It Further Resolved, that Adeline Schmidt be appointed as Alternate Representative to the Monmouth County Community Development Program.


Vote: Garruzzo, Gianforte, Nolan, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. None Abstained. Absent: None.


____________________
Mayor




Certification

The foregoing is a true copy of a resolution passed by the Brielle Mayor & Council at their Organization Meeting held on January 6th, 2016.

Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 7th day of January, 2016.



_____________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk












Resolution No.:16-4
Date: January 6th, 2016

Be it resolved, that each Monday night, of each month, in the calendar year 2016, with exceptions noted, be designated as meeting nights of the Mayor & Council of the borough of Brielle, with meetings to be held in the council chambers of the Borough Hall, 601Union Lane, Brielle, New Jersey.

Be it further resolved, that regular business meetings shall be scheduled for the second and fourth Mondays at 7:30 p.m. except Monday holidays, when said meetings shall be on the second and fourth Tuesday, or proper 48 hour notice given, and

Be it further resolved, that the work session shall be held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month at 7:30 p.m. except Monday holidays, when said sessions shall be on the 2nd and fourth Tuesday, said time being subject to a later starting time based on the volume of business and with forty-eight hour notice being given through the dissemination of the agenda.

Be it further resolved, that the public will not participate in the work session, but may be present and listen. Public participation shall be permitted at the conclusion of the work session, but shall be limited to those matters discussed at the work session. The public may, at regular meetings, participate at such time or times, as set forth on the agenda, for that particular meeting, or, with the permission of the presiding officer, and

Be it further resolved, that the annual notice schedule and “48 hour notice” be forwarded to the newspapers designated the official newspapers for the Borough of Brielle as set forth under chapter 321, pl. 1975 “open public meetings act”.


January 6th July 11th
January 25th July 25th
February 9th August 8th
February 22nd August 22nd
March 14th September 12th
March 28th September 26th
April 11th October 10th
April 25th October 24th
May 9th November 14th
May 23rd November 28th
June 13th December 12th
June 27th December 27th




Resolution No.:16-05
Date: January 6th, 2016

Whereas, the efficient management of borough affairs requires the establishment and/or maintenance of various bank accounts and procedures for handling funds,

Now therefore be it resolved, by the governing body of the Borough of Brielle as follows:

1. The following banks, or their successors, shall be designated depositories: Ocean First Bank, local branches, Bank of America/Brielle branch, Manasquan savings & loan, New Jersey, cash management fund.
2. All existing accounts shall be continued subject to further resolution.
3. The mayor, business administrator & chief finance officer shall continue to be signatories on all accounts.
4. The mayor & council hereby adopt the annual cash management plan and shall adhere to the precepts of same. Said plan is on file in the office of C.M.F.O.



Resolution No.:16-6
Date: January 6th, 2016

Whereas, N.J.S.A. 54:4-67, as amended, provides that a municipality may fix the interest rate to be charged for the delinquent payment of taxes of assessments and fix due dates.

Now therefore be it resolved, that a grace period not to exceed ten (10) days be permitted after each quarterly due date, February 1st, May 1st, August 1st & November 1st, and that the rate of eight (8) percent (%) per annum be charged on the first $1,500.00 of the delinquency and eighteen (18) percent (%) per annum be charged on the amount in excess of $1,500.00 with the delinquent interest rate retroactive to the aforesaid due dates for the year 2016.

Resolution No.:16-7
Date: January 6th, 2016

Whereas, the efficient management of Borough affairs requires the establishment and/or maintenance of a petty cash fund & a petty cash checking account, and change draws for the animal control in the amount of $75.00 & general fund accounts, in the amount of $50.00, and the water/sewer & tax accounts, in the amount of $100.00,

Now therefore be it resolved, that the business administrator is hereby authorized to establish a petty cash fund in the amount of $150.00 and a petty cash checking account in the amount of $200.00, as well as the aforementioned “change draws”.



Resolution No.:16-8
Date: January 6th, 2016

Be it resolved, that the following newspapers shall be designated as official newspapers for the borough of Brielle for the year 2016.

Asbury Park press Neptune
Newark star ledger Newark
The coast star Manasquan








Resolution No.:16-9
Date: January 6th, 2016

Whereas, N.J.S.A. 40a:5-17.1 authorizes the governing body to process without further action on their part, the cancellation of any property tax refund or delinquency of less than $10.00, and

Whereas, N.J.S.A. 54-5-19 authorizes the tax collector to collect all taxes, assessments, and other municipal charges that are delinquent, and to sell all municipal liens in the manner established by statute.

Now therefore be it resolved, that Colleen Castronova, in her capacity as municipal tax collector, is hereby authorized to perform the aforementioned functions throughout calendar 2016.



 

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