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December 27, 2016

January 27 2017

December 27th, 2016

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MINUTES December 27th, 2016

WORK SESSION

START: 5:50 PM

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

ABSENT: COUNCILMEN NOLAN and 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 had nothing to report.

Mayor Nicol then read the following Proclamation (insert).

WHEREAS, human trafficking is a borderless crime against individuals that violates the most basic human rights and deprives victims of every shred of personal freedom; and,
WHEREAS, human trafficking occurs when a person is recruited, harbored, obtained or exported through force, fraud or coercion for the purposes of sexual or labor exploitation, involuntary servitude and other types of mental and physical abuse; and,
WHEREAS, human traffickers target impoverished and marginalized children, women and men, isolating them from society and supportive networks and exploiting them for personal and monetary gain; and,
WHEREAS, human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the world today, and is tied with arms smuggling as the second largest international criminal industry, falling only behind the illicit drug trade; and,
WHEREAS, the United Nations' International Labor Organization has estimated that at least 12.3 million adults and children worldwide are currently in forced labor, bonded labor or forced prostitution; it is estimated that more people are now harmed by Human Trafficking worldwide than have been at any other point in human history; approximately 80% of the victims are women and girls, and 50% are younger than age 18; and,
WHEREAS, many victims trafficked into the United States do not speak or understand English and are unable to communicate to seek rescue; under U.S. law, any person under 18 involved in the commercial sex industry is considered a Human Trafficking victim; and victims include U.S. citizens and documented immigrants; and,
WHEREAS, the Borough of Brielle recognizes that New Jersey is a prime location for Human Trafficking because it is a major national and international transportation corridor and a culturally diverse state; and,
WHEREAS, the Borough of Brielle commends the work of the NJ Coalition Against Human Trafficking for its statewide efforts to end human trafficking through education, advocacy and assistance to survivors and to increase coordination and visibility of New

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Jersey's commitment to end human trafficking;
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT PROCLAIMED that, on behalf of the Borough of Brielle I, Mayor Thomas B. Nicol hereby designate January 11, 2017, and of each year, as "Human Trafficking Awareness Day" in the Borough of Brielle, to raise awareness about the signs and consequences of human trafficking, to promote opposition to human trafficking in all of its forms and to encourage support for the survivors of human trafficking throughout the State of New Jersey and across the world to put an end to this criminal activity and restore freedom and dignity to its survivors.

There being no further comment, work session was adjourned at 5:52 p.m. on a motion by Councilman Shaak seconded by Councilman Gianforte.



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MINUTES December 27th, 2016 START: 5:53 PM

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

ABSENT: COUNCILMEN NOLAN and 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 December 12th, 2016 Regular Meeting were approved on a motion by Councilman Shaak seconded by Councilman Gianforte; all aye; no nays. Passed (Note: Councilmen Gianforte & Gorham abstained.)

Councilman Garruzzo seconded by Councilman Gianforte introduced Resolution 16-96 for Passage of the Consent Agenda.

Resolution:
A. (See insertion)
B. (See insertion)
C. (See insertion)
D. (See insertion)
E. (See insertion)
F. To authorize the continuation of all Inter-Local Agreements, set to expire on December 31st, 2016, pending their renewal by resolution in 2017
G. (See insertion)
H. (See insertion)

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

Councilman Shaak seconded by Councilman Gianforte introduced Resolution 16-97 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 December 27th, 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, & Shaak; all aye. No nays. Passed.

Mayor Nicol then announced that the time had arrived a hearing and further consideration of ‘‘AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER SEVEN OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE ENTITLED “VEHICLES & TRAFFIC”.

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

The Administrator advised that it made the “no left turn” sign from the Brielle Ale House parking lot onto Bradley Avenue, enforceable by the Police.

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

Councilman Shaak seconded by Councilman Gorham introduced Resolution 16-98 for passage on final reading of the foregoing ordinance. Vote: Councilman Gianforte, Gorham & Shaak; all aye. No nays. Passed. (Councilman Garruzzo abstained).

Councilman Shaak seconded by Councilman Gorham, introduced Resolution 16-99 to authorize notice of passage and adoption in the Coast Star according to law. Vote: Councilman Gianforte, Gorham & Shaak; all aye. No nays. Passed. (Councilman Garruzzo abstained).

Mayor Nicol then called for Committee Reports and recognized Councilman Gianforte who had no report, but wished everyone a Happy Healthy New Year.

Councilman Garruzzo reminded the public that the holiday season, Thanksgiving day through New year’s is one of the deadliest and most dangerous times of the year due to an increase in drunk driving. The Division of Highway Traffic safety & Brielle Police offer the following tips for drivers: Choose a designated driver. If impaired call a sober friend or family member. Spend the night where the activity takes place and “sleep it off”. Report impaired drivers to law enforcement. Always buckle up it is the best defense against impaired drivers. The Holidays should be a time of joy, don’t destroy them by driving drunk. The Brielle Police will assist anyone needing a safe ride home. Councilman Garruzzo wished everyone a happy new year.

Councilman Shaak & Gorham had no reports, but they both wished everyone a Happy & Healthy New Year.

The meeting was adjourned Sine Die at 5:58 pm on a motion by Councilman Shaak seconded by Councilman Gorham.




Approved: January 9th, 2017
________________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk





Resolution No.:16-96-A Date: December 27th, 2016

RESOLUTION

Whereas, the Governing Body of the Borough of Brielle has introduced and adopted a salary ordinance no. 1054 which established salary ranges for all officers and employees of the Borough of Brielle, to be effective January 1st, 2017, and

Whereas, the salary ordinance established a range for employee salaries and local fiscal affairs law requires that the actual base salary to be paid to each individual employee must be approved by the governing body.

Now therefore be it resolved, that the following salaries shall constitute the base salaries for the following employees (exclusive of police who receive additional remuneration as per contract based on term of service "longevity").

Chief of Police 185,638.00
Lieutenant 147,230.00
Sergeant 139,326.00
137,326.00
135,326.00
133,326.00
Patrolman 88,000.00
Patrolman 74,666.00
Patrolman 58,833.00
Patrolman 49,500.00
Patrolman Probationary 43,000.00
Detective 600.00
Police Administrative Assistant 48,750.00
Crime Prevention Officer 500.00
Police Matron 15.50 Per Hr.
Police Crossing Guards 15.50 Per Hr.

Borough Administrator 65,000.00*
Borough Clerk 90,000.00*
Deputy Clerk 46,500.00
Chief Finance Officer 30,000.00
Chief Finance Officer (acting) 0
Tax Collector 89,250.00*
Deputy Tax Collector 2,000.00
Assessor Of Taxes 25,500.00
Water Sewer Collector 57,000.00
Purchaser/Clerk Financial Services 15,000.00
Clerk Financial Services 10,000.00
Election Official 3,000.00
Board of Recreation Secretary 2,000.00
Senior Payroll Specialist 10,000.00
Registrar 1,500.00
Deputy Registrar 750.00
Mayor 5,000.00
Councilmember 4,500.00
Municipal Judge 39,400.00
Fire Official 10,000.00
Mercantile Officer 5,500.00
Code Enforcement Officer 10,500.00
Zoning Officer 17,500.00
Planning Board Secretary 5,000.00

Water Utility Operator 8,500.00
Water Superintendent 6,000.00
Superintendent Public Works 96,000.00 *
Assistant Superintendent Public Works 5,000.00
Recycling/Clean Communities Coordinator 6,500.00
Assistant Recycling Coordinator 1,000.00
Safety Coordinator 5,500.00
Assistant Safety Coordinator 900.00
Mechanic 83,100.00
Public Works Driver/Laborer 76,600.00
76,100.00
39,200.00
Recycling Driver/Laborer 68,600.00
56,000.00 46,600.00
Water Utility Working Foreman 60,100.00
70,600.00


SUBJECT TO AN ANNUAL CONTRACT TO BE SIGNED BY EMPLOYEE AND MAYOR AND ATTESTED TO BY THE MUNICIPAL CLERK. SAID ACTION COMPLEMENTS AND IS AUTHORIZED BY THIS RESOLUTION.


Resolution No.: 16-96-B
Date: December 27th, 2016


Temporary Budget
Borough of Brielle


Whereas, N.J.S.A.40a:4-19 of the revised statutes of New Jersey provides that, when any contracts, commitments or payments are to be made prior to the adoption of the municipal budget, the governing body shall, by resolution, adopted prior to January 31st of the fiscal year, make appropriations for the period between the beginning of the fiscal year and the adoption of the budget and

Whereas, the date of this resolution is prior to the first thirty-one days of January, 2017, and

Whereas, one quarter (25%) of the total appropriations made in the 2016 Municipal Budget, excluding appropriations made for interest and debt redemption charges & capital improvement fund in said budget is the sum of $2,537,660.37.

Now Therefore Be It Resolved, that the following temporary appropriations (the aggregate amount of which does not exceed the amount shown in the preamble above), in the amount of $2,463,148.00 be made and a certified copy of this resolution be transmitted to the Chief Finance Officer for his records.
APPROPRIATIONS AMOUNT
General Government
Administrative & Executive
Salaries & Wages 20-120-1 $75,000.00
Other Expenses 20-120-2 $16,500.00

Emergency Management
Other Expenses 25-252-2 $750.00

Assessment of Taxes
Salaries & Wages 20-150-1 $10,000.00
Other Expenses 20-150-2 $2,500.00

Collection of Taxes
Salaries & Wages 20-145-1 $24,000.00
Other Expenses 20-145-2 $3,000.00

Legal Services 20-155-2 $45,000.00

Borough Historian $150.00

Municipal Court
Salaries & Wages 43-490-1 $12,500.00

Municipal Prosecutor 25-275-2 $6,500.00

Engineering Services 20-165-2 $20,000.00

Buildings & Grounds
Other Expenses 26-310-2 $30,000.00

Planning Board
Salaries & Wages 21-180-1 $2,500.00
Other Expenses 21-180-2 $5,000.00

Financial Services 20-130-2 $20,000.00

Shade Tree Commission
Other Expenses 26-313-2 $2,500.00

Environmental Commission
Other Expenses 21-186-2 $500.00

Mercantile Inspection
Salaries & Wages 22-200-1 $4,200.00
Other Expenses 22-200-2 $150.00

Insurance
Other Insurance Premiums 23-210-2 $140,000.00
Workman’s Compensation
Group Insurance 23-220-2 $220,000.00

Public Safety
Fire Company
Other Expenses 25-255-2 $9,000.00
Fire official S/W $2,500.00

First Aid Organization
Other Expenses 25-260-2 $7,500.00

Police
Salaries & Wages 25-240-1 $505,000.00
Other Expenses 25-240-2 $35,000.00
Vehicle Purchase/Lease 25-240-2 $25,000.00
Sick Time Purchase Option 30-415-2 $40,000.00

Code Enforcement Officer
Salaries & Wages 25-195-1 $2,500.00
Other Expenses 25-195-2 $450.00

Streets & Roads
Salaries & Wages 26-290-1 $115,000.00
Other Expenses 26-290-2 $25,000.00
Street Lighting (See Utilities)
Vehicle Maintenance 26-315-2 $12,500.00

Sanitation

Garbage & Trash Removal
Contractual 32-465-2 $75,000.00
Other Trash Expenses 26-305-2 $90,000.00
(Includes Recycling Other)

Health & Welfare

Board Of Health
Salaries & Wages 27-330-1 $900.00
Other Expenses 27-330-2 $100.00
Health Services Contractual 27-330-2 $15,000.00

Board of Recreation Commissioners
Salaries & Wages 27-345-1 $8,000.00
Other Expenses 27-345-2 $8,750.00

Municipal Land Use 21-180-2 $6,500.00

Aid to Library 29-390-2 $40,000.00
Zoning Officer 22-187-1
Salaries & Wages 22-187-2 $6,500.00

Dog Regulation Contractual 27-340-2 $3,500.00

Capital Improvements

Capital Improvement Fund 44-901-2 $5,000.00*

Statutory Expenditures

Contribution to Social Security 36-472 $95,000.00

Debt Service
Recycling Program

Recycling
Salaries & Wages 32-465-1 $55,000.00

Utilities 31-432-2 $80,000.00

Appropriations
Water Utility Expenses

Operating Expenses
Salaries & Wages 55-501-1 $100,000.00
Other Expenses 55-502 -2 $55,000.00
N.J.S.W.S.A. 55-503-2 $50,000.00
SMRSA 55-504 -2 $135,000.00
Smrsa Infiltration/Inflow Remediation $600.00
South East Monmouth M.U.A. 55-505 $180,000.00
Capital Outlay 55-512-2 $5,000.00
Group Insurance 55-506-2 $5,500.00
Contribution To Social Security 55-541-2 $17,500.00
Debt Service NJIT $92,000.00*

Total $2,550,050.00
Less Exceptions $97,000.00
Total $2,453,050.00

Inter-Local Agreements

Dispatch Services 42-250-2 $20,000.00
Manasquan Municipal Court Inter-Local $25,000.00
Construction Code Services $2,000.00
Total $2,500,050.00

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 December 27th, 2016.

Witness my Hand and Seal of the Borough of Brielle this 28th day of December, 2016.
______________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk


Resolution No.:16-96-C
Date: December 27th, 2016



Resolution of the Borough of Brielle

Be It Resolved, that the Business Administrator, in his capacity as Director of Human Resources & Commissioner of Insurance, be authorized to establish Health benefit contribution rates for non-union employees, and

Be It Further Resolved, that, utilizing the collective bargaining agreements with the Borough Union Workers as a guideline; it has been determined to require non¬union employees to conform to a schedule comparable to that of the P.B.A. within a range of 10% to 25% to be based on annual salary.



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 December 27th, 2016.

Witness my Hand and Seal of the Borough of Brielle this 28th day of December, 2016.

______________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk


Resolution No.:16-96-D
Date: December 27th, 2016



WHEREAS, there exists a Tax Title Lien on property located at 608 Borrie Avenue, owned by Clearview Equity and known as Block 19.01 L 7 and

WHEREAS, this lien has been redeemed by
Gold Crest Abstract LLC
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that a check be drawn made payable to

USBank Cust for Procap4&Crdtrs for redemption of this lien

1) Lien Redemption $3,689.91

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 December 27th, 2016.

Witness my Hand and Seal of the Borough of Brielle this 28th day of December, 2016.

______________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk




Resolution No.: 16-96-F
Date: December 27th, 2016



Resolution of the Borough of Brielle



Whereas, Jack C. Cutrell has demonstrated the ability and qualifications required to serve as a Class II Special Officer,

Now Therefore Be It Resolved, that Jack C. Cutrell is appointed a Class II Special Officer for the Borough of Brielle, effective as of December 12th, 2016.


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


CERTIFICATION

The foregoing is a true copy of a resolution approved by the Brielle Mayor & Council at a meeting held on December 27th, 2016.

Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 28th day of December 2016.



SEAL


_________________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk



Resolution No.:16-96-G
Date: December 27th, 2016



RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE

Whereas, N.J.S.A.40A:5-8 provides for making transfers between 2016 budget appropriation accounts during the months of January, 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 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: ENGINERING O/E $7,000.00
TAX ASSESSMENT S/W $4,000.00
ADMINISTRATION S/W $8,000.00
WORKERS COMPENSATION $10,000.00
GROUP HEALTH INSURANCE $30,748.00
POLICE S/W $10,000.00
STREETS & ROADS…………………………… $15,000.00
GARBAGE & TRASH REMOVAL $12,000.00
TOTAL $96,748.00

TO: LEGAL O/E $40,500.00
AID TO LIBRARY $12,000.00
UTILITIES O/E $13,500.00
PFRS $23,224.00
PERS $7,524.00
TOTAL $96,748.00



WATER:

FROM: GROUP INSURANCE……………………………..$20,500.00



TO: SALARIES & WAGES................................ $20,500.00


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 December 27th, 2016.

Witness my Hand and Seal of the Borough of Brielle this 28th day of December, 2016.

______________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk


Resolution No.:16-96-H
Date: December 27th, 2016

A RESOLUTION SUPPORTING S-2663 and A-4234
Whereas: Almost all local units of government and Boards of Education in New Jersey including The Borough of Brielle secure insurance through governmental entities known as joint insurance funds (hereinafter JIFs,

Whereas: Existing law limits JIFs to investments otherwise authorized for local governmental entities and Boards of Education,

Whereas: Insurance mechanisms such as JIFs have different cash flow needs than local government and Boards of Education,

Whereas: Existing law greatly limits the potential investment earnings, currently less than 1% on investments of approximately $1 billion,

Whereas: S-2663 and A-4234 would permit JIFs to invest in debt obligations of any governmental entity established under the laws of the State of New Jersey and federal agencies or governmental corporations,

Whereas: While the range of investments permitted by S-2663 and A-4234 is still very conservative, it would save the taxpayers at least $10 million per year,

Whereas: S-2663 and A-4234 would also reduce interest expense for local units of government and Boards of Education by creating an additional purchaser of their bonds, and

Whereas: S-2663 and A-4234 would also permit JIFs to join together and create a joint investment and cash management program further increasing investment income.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council that:

1. Legislature is urged to adopt S-2663 and A-4234 and
2. A copy of this resolution shall be sent to all area legislators as well as the Governor, Commissioner of the Department of Banking and Insurance and the Commissioner of the (Department of Community Affairs or Department of Education as appropriate.).


Certification

The foregoing is a true copy of a resolution approved by the Brielle Mayor & Council at a meeting held on December 27th, 2016.
Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 28th day of December 2016.

______________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk

 

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