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November 14, 2016

January 27 2017

November 14th, 2016

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MINUTES November 14th, 2016

WORK SESSION

START: 7:30 PM

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

ABSENT: COUNCILMAN 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 would like to add two house-keeping resolutions to the consent agenda (Council gave authorization).

The Administrator then cited the Interim Report on the Old Bridge Road Water Tank and advised that the professional staff was present, Superintendent Robert McArthur, Borough Engineer Alan Hilla and Pat Cole of H2M, to answer any questions on the report.

There being no further comment, work session was adjourned at 7:36 p.m. on a motion by Councilman Gianforte seconded by Councilman Nolan.


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MINUTES November 14th, 2016 START: 7:37 PM

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

ABSENT: COUNCILMAN 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 October 26th, 2016 Regular Meeting were approved on a motion by Councilman Garruzzo seconded by Councilman Gorham; all aye; no nays. Passed. (Note: Councilman Shaak abstained)

Councilman Garruzzo seconded by Councilman Nolan introduced Resolution 16-76 for Passage of the Consent Agenda.

Resolution:
A. (See insertion)
B. (See insertion)
C. To authorize a professional service contract with H2M Water for the provision of consulting services/water utility advisory services for the Old Bridge Water Tank.
D. To authorize the Zoning Officer to act as conflict engineer on cases where the Planning Board Engineer has a conflict and to compensate such work at a hourly rate equal to the rate of the Engineer.
E. (see insertion)
F. To approve two Change Orders No. 1for Joint Bid. Re: Borough Hall Parking Lot Improvements in the amount of $26,151.18 & Brielle Elementary School Parking Lot Improvements, in the amount of $25,816.04.

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

Councilman Garruzzo seconded by Councilman Shaak introduced Resolution 16-77 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 November 14th, 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 & Shaak: all aye. No nays. Passed

Mayor Nicol then announced that the time had arrived for the introduction and passage on first reading of ‘BOND ORDINANCE AMENDING IN PART BOND ORDINANCE NO. 1051 ADOPTED ON APRIL 25th, 2016, PROVIDING FOR VARIOUS CAPITAL EQUIPMENT, IN ORDER TO EXPAND THE SCOPE OF IMPROVEMENTS TO
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INCLUDE RAPARATION/REPLACEMENT OF THE OLD BRIDGE ROAD WATER TANK AUTHORIZED IN AND BY THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE, IN THE COUNTY OF MONMOUTH, NEW JERSEY”.

Councilman Garruzzo seconded by Councilman Gianforte introduced Resolution 16-78 for passage on introduction and first reading of the foregoing ordinance. Vote: Councilmen Garruzzo, Gianforte, Gorham, Nolan & Shaak; all aye. No nays. Passed.

Councilman Shaak seconded by Councilman Gorham, introduced Resolution 16-79 to authorize publication in the Coast Star for a hearing to be held on November 28th, 2016, at 7:30 pm at Borough Hall. Vote: Councilmen Garruzzo, Gianforte, Gorham, Nolan & Shaak; all aye, no nays. Passed.

Prior to asking for Committee Reports, Mayor Nicol announced his appointment of a special “Ad Hoc” Committee, to consist of Finance Chairman Visceglia, Public Works Chairman Shaak and Public Resource Chairman Nolan, to meet with the professional staff in order to review the Borough’s options regarding the Old Bridge Water Tank and to report back to the Council with a recommendation for further action.

Mayor Nicol then called for Committee Reports and recognized Councilman Gianforte who had no report, but thanked the people of Brielle for re-electing him and Councilman Gorham.

Councilman Nolan announced that Biddy Basketball sign-ups would be held at Curtis House from 6:30pm to 8:00pm on Wednesday, November 16th. He also noted that the re-construction of the basketball and tennis courts was complete, but he bemoaned the fact that, over the weekend, there had been an incident of vandalism on the new court; he asked the public to “respect” this recreational facility.

Councilman Garruzzo having no report, Councilman Shaak reminded the public that leaf season was now underway and would continue through December 15th. Brush should not be left at the curb, nor mixed in with the leaves. Brush collection would resume sometime after the first of the year.

Residents were also reminded of the Borough Ordinance that mandated the removal of all vehicles from the roadway during snow accumulation. This permitted free access for the snow plows and safeguarded residential property i.e. vehicles.

Councilman Gorham having no report, and there being no public comment the public portion was closed on a motion by Councilman Garruzzo, seconded by Councilman Gorham.

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The meeting was adjourned at 7:46 pm on a motion by Councilman Gianforte seconded by Councilman Nolan.





Approved: November 28th, 2016
________________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk





Resolution No.: 16-76-A
Date: November 14th, 2016



Resolution of the Borough of Brielle
WHEREAS, NJSA:40A58 provides for making transfers between 2016 Budget Appropriation Accounts during the months of November & December, and
WHEREAS, it has become necessary at this time to expend funds in excess of the sums appropriated for the purposes specified in the 2016 Budget, and
WHEREAS, the Governing Body may, by resolution, transfer an existing excess to an appropriation deemed insufficient
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED (no less than 2/3's of the full membership of the Governing Body affirmatively confirming), that the following transfers be made between appropriation accounts in the 2016 Budget.

CURRENT:
From: Streets & Roads S/W $25,000.00
Sanitation Other $25,000.00
To: Legal O/E $30,000.00
Administration S/W ……………………………….$20,000.00
CERTIFICATION
The foregoing is a true copy of a resolution approved by the Brielle Mayor & Council at a meeting held on November 14th, 2016.

Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 15th day of November 2016.



_________________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk
Resolution No.: 16-76-B
Date: November 14th, 2016


EMERGENCY RESOLUTION 2016-76-B

On Friday, October 28th, 2016, the Old Bridge Road, 150,000 gallon water storage tank suffered a catastrophic failure that caused the upper tank to collapse into the lower tank causing spillage and rendering the tank unserviceable. As a result of this event, the tank came off-line and water pressure in the northern end of the Borough dropped precipitously as the tank is the essential component to maintenance of water pressure in that section of Brielle.

Remedial steps had to be initiated without time to solicit quotes or to prepare bid specifications.

The emergency cost is yet to be determined, but that pressure relief valves have been installed to permit water pressure in the new Union Lane Tank to be increased. This is a stop-gap and it is uncertain how long pressure can be maintained. Therefore, the Borough is entering into an agreement with Wall Township that will allow Brielle to install an inter-connection line that will enable the pressure to be maintained while the Old Bridge Road is replaced.

The estimated cost of this project and other ancillary actions such as installation of the relief valves, consultant fees, and overtime for water utility personnel is estimated to be $225,000.00.

Bond Ordinance 1053 will amend a previous Bond Ordinance #1050 that provided $525,000.00 for inspection and repainting of the Old Bridge tank. The balance will be used as needed and applied to the ultimate construction costs of a new tank.

CERTIFICATION
The foregoing is a true copy of a resolution approved by the Brielle Mayor & Council at a meeting held on November 14th, 2016.

Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 15th day of November 2016.


_________________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk
Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
Fiscal Grant Cycle July 2014-June 2019

FORM 1B

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 Borough of Brielle 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 Borough of Brielle 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 Borough of Brielle 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 Borough of Brielle Council does hereby authorize submission of a strategic plan for the Shore Alliance Municipal Alliance grant for fiscal year 2018 in the amount of:

DEDR $49,072.00
Cash Match $12,268.00
In-Kind $36,804.00

2. The Borough of Brielle Council acknowledges the terms and conditions for administering the Municipal Alliance grant, including the administrative compliance and audit requirements.

 

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