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April 11, 2016

August 24 2016

April 11th, 2016

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MINUTES April 11th, 2016 WORK SESSION START: 7:30 PM

PRESENT: MAYOR NICOL, COUNCILMEN GARRUZZO, GIANFORTE, NOLAN, SHAAK & VISCEGLIA, ATTORNEY MONTENEGRO & 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 had advised that he had nothing to report.

Mayor Nicol then read the following Proclamation on behalf of the MRHC#1 (insert).

Whereas, the week of April 4-10, 2016, is National Public Health Week and the theme is "Healthiest Nation 2030";
Whereas, since 1995, the American Public Health Association, through its sponsorship of National Public
Health Week, has educated the public, policymakers and public health professionals about issues important to improving the public's health;
Whereas, over the past 25 years, U.S. life expectancy has increased, but at a slower rate than in other countries. And studies consistently show we have a lower life expectancy than comparable countries.
Whereas, there is a significant difference in the health status, such as obesity, poor mental health and infectious disease, of people living in the healthiest States compared to people living in the least healthy States.
Whereas, public health professionals help communities prevent, prepare for, withstand, and recover from the impact of a full range of health threats, including disease outbreaks such as the Zika virus, natural disasters, and disasters caused by human activity.
Whereas, public health action, together with scientific and technologic advances, have played a major role in reducing and in some cases eliminating the spread of infectious disease, and in establishing today's disease surveillance and control systems.
Whereas, the percentage of adults smoking cigarettes in the United States, the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States, decreased from 20.9 percent in 2005 to 16.8 percent in 2014.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Paul D. Roman, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the laws of the Monmouth Regional Health Commission #1, do hereby proclaim the week of April 4-10, 2016, as National Public Health Week 2016 in our member and contract towns and call upon them to observe this week by helping our families, friends, neighbors, co-workers and leaders better understand the value of public health and supporting great

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opportunities to adopt preventive lifestyle habits in light of this year's theme, "Healthiest Nation 2030."

There being no further comment, work session was adjourned at 7:33 p.m. on a motion by Councilman Shaak, seconded by Councilman Nolan.




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MINUTES April 11th, 2016 START: 7:34 P.M.

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

ABSENT: COUNCILMAN GORHAM

Following a moment of silent prayer, a salute to the flag and a roll call, the Minutes of the March 28th Regular Meeting were approved on a motion by Councilman Gianforte seconded by Councilman Nolan; all aye; no nays. Passed

Mayor Nicol then announced that the time had arrived for a hearing and further consideration of ‘CALENDAR YEAR 2016, AN ORDINANCE TO EXCEED THE MUNICIPAL BUDGET APPROPRIATION LIMITS AND TO ESTABLISH A CAP BANK (N.J.S.A.40A:4-45.14).

The hearing was opened on a motion by Councilman Shaak seconded by Councilman Garruzzo.

The Administrator explained that the ordinance permitted the Borough to formulate a budget with an increase over the prior year appropriations and to bank any excess for use in future budget cycles.

The hearing was closed on a motion by Councilman Shaak seconded by Councilman Nolan.

Councilman Garruzzo seconded by Councilman Nolan introduced Resolution 16-35 for passage and adoption on second and final reading of the foregoing ordinance. Vote: Councilmen Garruzzo, Gianforte, Nolan, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed

Councilman Garruzzo seconded by Councilman Nolan introduced Resolution 16-36 to authorize publication of passage and adoption in the Coast Star according to law. Vote: Councilmen Garruzzo, Gianforte, Nolan, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. Passed

Mayor Nicol then announced that the time had arrived for a hearing on the 2016 Municipal Budget.

The hearing was opened on a motion by Councilman Visceglia seconded by Councilman Garruzzo; all aye.

Councilman Visceglia stated that the budget called for an increase of approximately one cent. He noted that the Finance Committee was pleased that all departments had held the Page 32

line in terms of other expenses and the increase to the salary accounts resulted from negotiated collective bargaining agreements.

Councilman Visceglia pointed out that the budget featured a capital component that, over a period of five years, would liquidate old debt and provide the funding for much needed capital improvements that had been deferred.

Councilman Visceglia felt that the budget was fiscally sound and would prove to be in the public interest.

Councilman Nolan complemented the Finance Committee for a job well done.

There being no questions, the hearing was adjourned on a motion by Councilman Shaak seconded by Councilman Nolan; all aye. Passed

Councilman Garruzzo seconded by Councilman Nolan introduced Resolution 16-37 for adoption of the 2016 Municipal Budget (see insertion) Vote: Councilmen Garruzzo, Gianforte, Nolan, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed

Councilman Gianforte seconded by Councilman Nolan introduced Resolution 16-38 for Passage of the Consent Agenda.

Resolution:
A. To appoint Terri Magliulo as a School Crossing Guard effective date of April 1st.
B. To declare an emergency re: water main break, Riverview Drive, March 30th, 2016 (see inserted declaration).
C. (See insertion)

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

Councilman Visceglia seconded by Councilman Shaak introduced Resolution 16-39 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 11th, 2016, 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 & Visceglia: all aye. No nays. Passed (Note: Councilman Shaak was appointed to the Finance Committee for purposes of this meeting).

Mayor Nicol then announced that the time had arrived for the introduction and passage on first reading of “BOND ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR VARIOUS CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS AND THE ACQUISITION OF VARIOUS CAPITAL EQUIPMENT,
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APPROPRIATING $1,677,000 THEREFOR AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $1,441,150 BONDS AND NOTES TO FINANCE A PORTION OF THE COST THEREOF, AUTHORIZED IN AND BY THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE, IN THE COUNTY OF MONMOUTH, NEW JERSEY”.

Councilman Garruzzo seconded by Councilman Nolan introduced Resolution 16-40 for passage on introduction and first reading. Vote: Councilmen Garruzzo, Gianforte, Nolan, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed.

Councilman Garruzzo seconded by Councilman Nolan introduced Resolution 16-41 to authorize publication in the Coast Star for a hearing to be held at 7:30 pm on April 25th, 2016, at Borough Hall. Vote: Councilmen Garruzzo, Gianforte, Nolan, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed.

Prior to the Committee Reports, Mayor Nicol expressed a desire to thank all those agencies that had responded to the recent tragic fire on N. Tamarack. He praised the Brielle Fire Department, the Brielle Police and First Aid for their diligence and prompt response.

He also thanked the Manasquan & Point Pleasant Beach Fire Departments for their participation through mutual aid, and the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the County Fire Marshal for their assistance throughout the process. The Mayor also thanked the Brick Township Fire Company for being on standby throughout the event. The Mayor added that he would be remiss if he failed to mention JCP&L and N.J. Natural Gas for their assistance; he noted that the average citizen does not realize the tremendous effort entailed in putting out a fire; he remained grateful to everyone who participated.

Mayor Nicol then called for committee reports and recognized Councilman Gianforte who had no report.

Councilman Nolan cited the success of the Star Wars Invasion Program at the Library and reminded the public of the April 12th Welcome Spring with Master Gardener Dorsey Latza at 11:00 am. He added that the Jean Wetzel Scholarship applications were in and a winner would soon be announced.

Turning to Recreation the results of the Snow Man Contest were being tabulated and the Annual North vs. South Contest was scheduled for June 4th.

Councilman Garruzzo cited the March 29th fire at 11 North Tamarack Drive and noted that, when officers Buckle & Aridas arrived at 6:46 am the structure was already engulfed in flames. Within minutes, fire fighters from Brielle, Manasquan & Point Pleasant responded and the fire was extinguished.

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Police Chief Palmer wished to commend the Brielle Fire Company and their sister companies whose quick response saved the adjacent home. He commended Chief Callahan for his excellent leadership throughout the event.

Councilman Garruzzo added the Fire Company had responded to six calls and conducted a number of drills throughout the month. They had added two new members and were grateful to a homeowner who had permitted them to utilize a structure, slated for demolition, to be used for a drill.

Councilman Garruzzo also informed the public of the Monmouth County Special Needs Registry, a joint effort by the County Prosecutor’s Office and the Sheriff’s Office that was created to assist the Police and other Emergency Services in responding to those residents who had special needs.

The registry was open to any person with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more life activities due to a physical and/or intellectual disability. Applications can be filled out on line (http://www.mcsnrnj.org/) or printed out and mailed in. Detective Ryan Meixsell and Patrolman Brian Stahl are available to answer any additional questions.

Councilman Shaak reminded the public that hydrant flushing had begun on Sunday night, April 10th, and would continue through Friday night, April 15th. In the event that laundry was discolored an additive to remove stains was available at Borough Hall.

Councilman Shaak also noted that a number of the decorative light fixtures along Higgins Avenue had had the bulbs replaced and were once again fully operational.

Councilman Visceglia having no report, the meeting was open to the public and the Chair recognized Janet Hendricks, 615 Leslie Avenue, who thanked Councilman Nolan for his attention to the section of roadway at Green Avenue & Homestead Road that was recently repaved, but she asked why it was necessary for her to bring this matter to the Borough’s attention and why a different contractor had been employed.

The Mayor explained that the work had already been scheduled for completion on that date her call was made. Councilman Nolan advised it was “coincidental”.

The Administrator added that there had been some confusion over this section and, since the contractor had demobilized, a different contractor, already working in Brielle on another project had been asked to complete the section. The Bonding Company was responsible for the cost of the repair and there would be no additional cost to the Brielle Taxpayer.

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Ms. Hendrick remarked that that was not what she heard.

There being no public comment the meeting was adjourned at 7:55 pm on a motion by Councilman Shaak seconded by Councilman Nolan.



Approved: April 25th, 2016

________________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk






BOROUGH OF BRIELLE CERTIFICATION OF REQUEST FOR EMERGENCY PURCHASES TO BE FILED WITH THE BOROUGH ADMINISTRATOR & CERTIFIED PURCHASING
The undersigned Department Head certifies as follows:
1. An emergency condition exists in the water department.
2. This condition constitutes an emergency affecting the immediate health, safety or welfare of the public.
3. The nature of the condition is as follows: Water main break


4. The emergency occurred March 30th, 2016 @ approximately 4:50am .
5. It is necessary to invoke N.J.S.A. 40a:11-6 in order to obtain the immediate delivery of the materials, supplies or performance of the service described in the attached requisition (see attached). The estimated cost of furnishing the materials, supplies or services is
6. It is requested that a Purchase Order be issued without public advertisement for bids, pursuant to the above cited statute.
7. I certify that the foregoing statements made by me are true. I am aware that if any of the foregoing statements are willfully false, I am subject to punishment.



Resolution No.:16-37
Date: April 11th, 2016

Resolution of the Borough of Brielle


Be It Resolved, by the Borough Council of the Borough of Brielle, County of Monmouth that the budget hereinbefore set forth is hereby adopted and shall constitute an appropriation for the purposes stated and the sums therein set forth as appropriations, and authorization of the amount of $6,447,470.11 for municipal purposes.

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



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 April 11th, 2016.

Witness my Hand and Seal of the Borough of Brielle this 12th day of April 2016.


______________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk


Resolution No: 16-38-C
Date: April 11th, 2016



Resolution of the Borough of Brielle


WHEREAS, Assembly Bill A2281, the Smart Container Act, could negatively impacts on the Borough of Brielle's curbside collection recycling program, and

WHEREAS, passage of the bill would reduce the level of Clean Community Funding currently received by the Borough, and

WHEREAS, passage of this bill would result in the termination of the recycling tax and this would end municipal recycling tonnage grants.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Governing Body of the Borough of Brielle hereby voices their opposition to the pending legislation and requests that Assemblymen Sean T. Kean and David P. Rible join them in opposing Assembly Bill A22281.

Moved by: Councilman Garruzzo
Seconded by: Councilman Visceglia

Vote: Councilmen Garruzzo, Gianforte, Nolan, Shaak and Visceglia: all aye; none opposed

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 April 11th, 2016.

Witness my Hand and Seal of the Borough of Brielle this 12th day of April 2016.


______________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk

 

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