A Community by the River

Borough of Brielle, NJ

May 9, 2016

August 24 2016

May 9th, 2016

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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 Council that he had nothing to report.

Councilman Garruzzo then announced the retirement of Sergeant David Buckle from the Brielle Police Department. He cited Mr. Buckle’s years of service to the department. Dave Buckle joined the department in 1988 as a Dispatcher. He became a Class II Special and in May 1990, he became a Patrolman.

Dave was instrumental in having the Police Department certified as a “paperless” office, saving space for record storage as well as assisting in the school’s camera security system. In addition to being the “go to guy” for computers, Dave is also a certified Firearms Instructor. Dave is also an avid trumpet player and he attended the Berkley School of Music in Boston. His son David just graduated from the same school and Dave is a proud father of daughter Alexis and twin sons Ryan & Evan. Dave’s spouse Kelly and the children are all Brielle residents.

Chief Michael Palmer was then recognized and he presented Sergeant Buckle with a “shadow box” to commemorate his service to the Borough.

Councilman Nolan cited Sergeant Buckle’s contributions to the development of the municipal web site and noted that his talent and ability had made for a smooth entry into unchartered territory and helped to provide a vital component of municipal government in a cost effective manner.

Sergeant Buckle thanked the Mayor & Council and his co-workers and added that his work experience in Brielle had all been positive. He was particularly appreciative of Chief Palmer and noted that there was simply not enough time to express his gratitude to the Chief.

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the rank of Sergeant. Sergeant Boyd started as a Class II Special and proceeded through the ranks, becoming a patrolman in 1998. He has served as the Marine Unit Officer, Bicycle Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Certified Drug Evaluation Officer, Traffic Safety Officer, Certified CPR Instructor, Fatal Accident Investigator and Radar Instructor. He lives in Howell with his children Madison & Ryan and girlfriend Gwen; he also enjoys racing and building midget cars.

Council was unanimous in the opinion that the promotion was well earned and well deserved and Councilman Garruzzo added that the promotion process was both complex and through and ensured that the successful candidate was worthy of the advancement.

James Aridas began his career as A Special Class II Officer in 2014. He completed his internship with the Borough as part of his Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice program at West Chester University in Pennsylvania. He became part of the Police Marine Unit and has been effective in ensuring the safety of the Manasquan River waterways. A proven asset to the department he is now being promoted to the rank of Probationary Patrolman.

The Mayor then read the following proclamations (see insertions).

Whereas, there were 560 motor vehicle fatalities in New Jersey in 2015; and
Whereas, a large percentage of the motor vehicle occupants killed in traffic crashes were not wearing a seat belt; and
Whereas, use of a seat belt remains the most effective way to avoid death or serious injury in a motor vehicle crash; and
Whereas, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 135,000 lives were saved by safety belt usage nationally between 1975-2000; and
Whereas, the State of New Jersey will participate in the nationwide Click It or Ticket seat belt mobilization from May 23 - June 5, 2016 in an effort to raise awareness and increase seat belt usage through a combination of high visibility enforcement and public education; and
Whereas, the Division of Highway Traffic Safety has set a goal of increasing the seat belt usage rate in the state from the current level of 91% to 93%; and
Whereas, a further increase in seat belt usage in New Jersey will save lives on our roadways;
Now Therefore Be Proclaimed, that the Borough of Brielle declares it's support for the Click It or Ticket seat belt mobilization both locally and nationally from May 23 - June 5, 2016 and pledges to increase awareness of the mobilization and the benefits of seat belt use.

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

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Whereas, it is fitting and proper for a municipal corporation to recognize the achievements, and
Whereas, this year the Girl Scouts of Jersey Shore are honoring the CentraState Healthcare Foundation on July 11'h, 2016, and
Whereas, the Foundation has served as a vital link between the CentraState Health Care System and the community and has played an integral role in the establishment of essential programs such as the Statesir Cancer Center, the Karen Olbis Radiation Oncology Center, the Gloria Sake Women’s Heart Program, The Novo Nordisk Diabetes Center, OceanFirst Physical Therapy Center & the Linda Cardinale Multiple Sclerosis Center, and
Whereas, the CentraState Healthcare Foundation has provided $1.75 million dollars in sponsorships to local non-profit groups, along with scholarships and supporting events, and
Whereas, such devotion in helping others has set a standard of excellence that is indeed worthy of commemoration
Now Therefore Be Proclaimed, that July 11th, 2016 be designated as CentraState Healthcare Foundation Day in the Borough of Brielle.

Whereas, on average, 700 people die each year in boating-related accidents in the U.S.; approximately 70% of these are fatalities caused by drowning; and
Whereas, the vast majority of these accidents are caused by human error or poor judgment and not by the boat, equipment, or environmental factors; and
Whereas, a significant number of boaters who lose their lives by drowning each year would be alive today had they worn their life jackets; and
Whereas, today's life jackets are more comfortable, more attractive, and more wearable than styles of years past and deserve a fresh look by today's boating public.
Therefore, the Borough of Brielle does hereby support the goals of the North American Safe Boating Campaign and proclaim May 21-27, 2016, as National Safe Boating Week and the start of the year-round effort to promote safe boating.

There being no further comment, work session was adjourned at 7:46 p.m. on a motion by Councilman Shaak, seconded by Councilman Gianforte.

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MINUTES May 9th, 2016 START: 7:47 P.M.



Following a moment of silent prayer, a salute to the flag and a roll call, the Minutes of the April 25th Regular Meeting were approved on a motion by Councilman Garruzzo seconded by Councilman Visceglia; all aye; no nays. Passed (Councilman Shaak abstained)

Councilman Garruzzo seconded by Councilman Visceglia introduced Resolution 16-46 for Passage of the Consent Agenda.

A. To appoint Scott R. Imbriaco as Tax assessor for the term to begin July 1st, 2016 and end June 30th, 2020.
B. Be it resolved to promote Patrolman First Class Stephen Boyd to rank of Sergeant effective this date.
C. (See insertion)
D. To authorize the Administrator to issue the 2016 Private Swimming Pool Licenses.
E. To authorize the issuance of a Special Permit, as per Ordinance 1047, for the Waypoint 622, for an event on June 9th, 2016, between the hours of 6:00 pm and 10:00 pm.

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

Councilman Visceglia seconded by Councilman Gorham introduced Resolution 16-47 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 May 9th, 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, Gorham, Nolan, Shaak & Visceglia: all aye. No nays. Passed

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

Councilman Nolan noted that the North vs. South competition would be held on June 4th and the deadline for scholarship applications was May 15th. The Library would be

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featuring Children’s author Beth Ferry on Tuesday, May 24th.

Councilman Nolan also noted that Troop #63 would be conducting a Scout Jamboree at Brielle Park in May.

Councilman Garruzzo advised that he had no formal report, but he praised Chief Palmer for his leadership and managerial skills that have made the Brielle Police Department and enviable organization that contribute so greatly to the quality of life in Brielle.

Councilman Garruzzo also noted that the Fire Company had conducted 3 drills and responded to 7 calls in April.

Councilman Shaak reminded the public that Clean-up week would be May 16th through 20th on the regular day of collection.

Turning to the First Aid Squad he advised that the annual Blood Donation Drive would be held from 4:00pm to 8:00pm on Tuesday, May 10th at the First Aid Building.

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

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

Approved: May 23rd, 2016

Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk

Resolution No.: 16-46-C
Date: May 9th, 2016

Resolution of the Borough of Brielle

Whereas, James Aridas has demonstrated the ability and qualifications required to serve as a Probationary Police Officer,

Now Therefore Be It Resolved, that James Aridas is appointed a Probationary Patrolman for the Borough of Brielle, effective as of May 9th, 2016.

Vote: Council members Garruzzo, Gianforte, Gorham, Nolan, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed.
Absent: None

The foregoing is a true copy of a resolution approved by the Brielle Mayor & Council at a meeting held on May 9th, 2016.

Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 10th day of May 2016.


Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk