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October 24, 2016

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October 24th, 2016

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MINUTES October 24th, 2016 WORK SESSION START: 7:30 PM

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

ABSENT: COUNCILMAN SHAAK

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 asked permission to add a resolution to the consent agenda to renew the SCAT Bus agreement with Monmouth County.

In the absence of Councilman Shaak he advised that hydrant flushing would begin this evening and would continue overnight throughout the week to avoid any adverse impacts on resident. He also reminded the public that leaf season had begun and brush would no longer be collected at the curb.

Mayor then recognized Public Safety Chairman & Police Commissioner Garruzzo who informed the public that this evening the Police Department would be promoting Detective Ryan Meixsell to the rank of Sergeant.

Mr. Meixsell first joined the Department in June 2005 as a Class II Police Officer and he was appointed Patrolman in June 2008; he became Detective in October 2013. Later that year, while on assignment to the prosecutor’s Office, he participated in an operation that led to thirty-one arrests. Ryan is also custodian of the Evidence Room and he played an integral part in the conversion to the county dispatch and reporting system. Mr. Meixsell also assists in the department’s vehicle computer system, he is the coordinator of the LESO military program, is an Active Shooter training instructor and the Juvenile Officer. Most recently, he assisted in the accreditation program process and was part of the reinstitution of the Department’s Marine Unit. Ryan has also obtained his Firearms Instructor Certification and is now servicing as one of the Department’s instructors. Mr. Meixsell is always willing to work for the betterment of the Police Department and the residents of Brielle. Ryan lives in Shrewsbury with his wife Katherine and son William; it is a pleasure to announce his promotion to Sergeant.

Chief Palmer added that Sergeant Meixsell did an excellent job and was always willing to accept responsibility.

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Sergeant Meixsell responded in kind and thanked the Council for his appointment and cited the “great interaction” between the Governing Body and the Police Department. He also thanked his colleagues, his parents and his wife Katherine for her support; he added his young son William the “Little Guy”.

There being no further comment, work session was adjourned at 7:35 p.m. on a motion by Councilman Gianforte seconded by Councilman Garruzzo.


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MINUTES October 24th, 2016 START: 7:36 PM

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

ABSENT: COUNCILMAN SHAAK

Following the announcement on recording devices, a moment of silent prayer, a salute to the flag and a roll call, the Minutes of the October 10th, 2016 Regular Meeting were approved on a motion by Councilman Gianforte seconded by Councilman Visceglia; all aye; no nays. Passed.

Councilman Garruzzo seconded by Councilman Nolan introduced Resolution 16-74 for Passage of the Consent Agenda.

Resolution:
A. (See insertion)
B. (See insertion)
C. (See insertion)
D. (See insertion)
E. To authorize the renewal of the S.C.A.T. Service Agreement with the County of Monmouth Department of Transportation for calendar 2017.

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

Councilman Visceglia seconded by Councilman Gorham introduced Resolution 16-75 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 24th, 2016, as reviewed by the Finance Committee and as listed on the Resolution and the Computer Bill List amended thereto. Vote: Councilmen Garruzzo, Gianforte, Gorham, Nolan & Visceglia: all aye. No nays. Passed

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

Councilman Nolan cited the success of the annual “Chili Cook-Off” at the Fall Festival and congratulated Councilman Garruzzo on his winning sausage chili. Mayor Nicol interjected that the rumor on the street was that both Councilman Garruzzo & runner-up Borough Engineer Al Hilla, had secretly received assistance from their respective relatives, Chefs Giuseppe Garruzzo and Joe Leone. Councilman Garruzzo vehemently denied the rumor.
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Councilman Garruzzo stated that on October 22nd the Police Department participated in National Prescription Drug Take-Back. The event enabled residents to dispose of potentially dangerous, expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs. The initiative reduces the risk of abuse of these drugs that are often obtained from family, friends and the home medicine cabinet.

On October 18th, the Department joined the New Jersey Attorney general’s “Project Medicine Drop” and a permanent Medicine Drop Box has been installed in the lobby of Police Headquarters. The program makes it easier and more convenient for residents to become active participants in the fight against the nationwide epidemic of opiate and heroin abuse that is often fueled by the abuse of prescription medications. The program also has the added benefit of keeping these drugs out of the landfills and out of the water supply. The Drop Box is accessible 24 hours a day & days a week, 365 days a year.

On October 31st, the Department will participate in the Elementary School Halloween parade by setting up police vehicle for a “Trunk or Treat” distribution of candy.

Councilman Garruzzo also reminded the public that the Halloween Curfew would be in effect from October 20th through November 1st. Minors under eighteen may not be out between the hours of 7:30 pm and 6:00 am, unless accompanied by an adult or guardian. On Mischief Night, October 30th the restricted time is 6:00 pm to 6:00 am.

During the month of September the Department made 8 arrests, 1 Marijuana possession, 2 DWI, 1 Restraining Order Violation and 4 warrant arrests. There were 455 Motor Vehicle Stops and 354 summonses were issued.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:45 pm on a motion by Councilman Gianforte seconded by Councilman Garruzzo.





Approved: November 14th, 2016
________________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk





Resolution No.: 16-74-A
Date: October 24th, 2016




Resolution of the Borough of Brielle


WHEREAS, there are Escrow Accounts where construction work has been completed and a refund is due the applicants, and
WHEREAS, the following accounts are due this refund:
Escrow account #7094, Shawn Teicher, 506 Leslie Avenue...$820.00 Escrow account #7106, Charles Gilligan, 549 Woodland Avenue...$1,494.00
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the total amount of $2,314.00 be refunded to the above applicants, as shown, for unused escrow money.
CERTIFICATION
The foregoing is a true copy of a resolution approved by the Brielle Mayor & Council at a meeting held on October 24th, 2016.

Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 25th day of October 2016.



SEAL


_________________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk






Resolution No.: 16-74-B
Date: October 24th, 2016




Resolution of the Borough of Brielle





Whereas, Detective Ryan Meixsell has demonstrated the ability and qualifications required to be promoted to the rank of Sergeant,

Now Therefore Be It Resolved, that Ryan Meixsell is appointed a Sergeant for the Borough of Brielle, effective as of October 24th, 2016.


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


CERTIFICATION
The foregoing is a true copy of a resolution approved by the Brielle Mayor & Council at a meeting held on October 24th, 2016.

Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 25th day of October 2016.



SEAL


_________________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk

Resolution No.: 16-74-C
Date: October 24th, 2016



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. .
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 at 1015 Riverview Drive @ approximately 6:00 am. .
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 7910.75.
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.

CERTIFICATION
The foregoing is a true copy of a resolution approved by the Brielle Mayor & Council at a meeting held on October 24th, 2016.

Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 25th day of October 2016.




______________________ _______________________
Thomas Nolan Department Head
Business Administrator
Resolution No.: 16-74-D
Date: October 24th, 2016



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:
4. An emergency condition exists in the. .
5. This condition constitutes an emergency affecting the immediate health, safety or welfare of the public.
6. The nature of the condition is as follows: Water Main Break.
8. The emergency occurred at juncture of Route 70 and Riverview Drive and procurement of NJDOT Permit @ approximately 6:00 am. .
9. 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 2829.05
10. It is requested that a Purchase Order be issued without public advertisement for bids, pursuant to the above cited statute.
11. 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.

CERTIFICATION
The foregoing is a true copy of a resolution approved by the Brielle Mayor & Council at a meeting held on October 24th, 2016.

Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 25th day of October 2016.



______________________
Thomas Nolan
Business Administrator

_______________________
Department Head

 

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