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April 10, 2017

August 14 2017

April 10th, 2017

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MINUTES APRIL 10th, 2017 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 requested permission to add a resolution to the consent agenda to permit him to submit the annual tonnage grant application to the state.

Stephen Speicher of the Board of Recreation was recognized and he presented Ms. Payton Forrester, 1102 Riverview Drive, with the price of a gift certificate to Hoffman’s Ice Creamery, in acknowledgement of her being this year’s winner of the annual snowman building contest.

There being no questions from Council or from the public, there was no further discussion and the work session was adjourned at 7:34 pm on a motion by Councilman Shaak seconded by Councilman Gianforte.























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MINUTES APRIL 10th, 2017 START: 7:35 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 roll call, the Minutes of the March 27th regular meetings were approved on a motion by Councilman Gianforte seconded by Councilman Nolan; all aye; no nays. Passed.

The hearing was opened on a motion by Councilman Nolan seconded by Councilman Gianforte.

Finance Chairman Visceglia noted that the budget had been reviewed and approved for adoption by the State. There would be no increase in the municipal tax rate for 2017.

There being no comments from the Council or the public the hearing was closed on a motion by Councilman Nolan, seconded by Councilman Shaak.

Councilman Nolan seconded by Councilman Garruzzo, introduced Resolution 17-39 for passage of the 2017 Municipal Budget. Vote: Councilmen Garruzzo, Gianforte, Nolan, Shaak & Visceglia all aye; no nays. Adopted

Councilman Garruzzo seconded by Councilman Nolan, introduced Resolution 17-40 for Passage of the Consent Agenda.

Resolution:
A. (see insertion)
B. (see insertion)
C. (see insertion)
D. To authorize the Woman’s Club of Brielle to place pink pinwheels throughout the Borough Re: National Child Abuse Awareness
E. (see insertion)

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

Councilman Visceglia seconded by Councilman Shaak introduced Resolution 17-41 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 10th, 2017, 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 appointed to Finance for purposes of this meeting).

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Mayor Nicol then announced that the time had arrived for a hearing and further consideration of “BOND ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR VARIOUS CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS AND THE ACQUISTION OF VARIOUS CAPITAL EQUIPMENT, APPROPRIATING $400,000 THEREFORE AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $380,000.00 BONDS AND NOTES TO FINANCE A PORTION OF THE COSTS THEREOF, AUTHORIZED IN AND BY THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE, IN THE COUNTY OF MONMOUTH, NEW JERSEY”.

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

The Administrator explained that it permitted the budget to undertake those capital improvements authorized by the budget through the sale of bonds or notes of the Borough.

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

Councilman Garruzzo seconded by Councilman Nolan, introduced resolution 17-42 passage on final reading of the foregoing ordinance. Vote: Councilmen Garruzzo, Gianforte, Nolan, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye.

Councilman Garruzzo seconded by Councilman Nolan, introduced Resolution 17-43 to authorize publication of the foregoing ordinance in the Coast Star according to Local Bond Law.
Vote. Councilman Garruzzo, Gianforte, Nolan, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye. No nays. Passed.

Mayor Nicol then called for Committee Reports and recognized Councilman Gianforte who advised that his committee was still awaiting input from the Shade Tree Commission regarding proposed changes to the current ordinances; he also praised the Board of Recreation for an outstanding job on the Easter Egg Hunt.

Councilman Nolan advised the public that the Library would be conducting a S.S.I. Workshop on April 11th, 3 Secrets for Curing Back-Pain on April 13th, and a Babysitting Certification Class from 9:30am to 4:00pm on April 14th.

Councilman Nolan also congratulated the Board of Recreation for another outstanding Easter Egg Hunt.

Councilman Garruzzo advised that the Police Department was working on events for the National Night Out Against Crime scheduled for August. This year the plan is for a carnival theme with tents and carnival like games along with cotton candy and popcorn machines. The Police are assisted in this endeavor by the Board of Recreation and the Volunteer Fire and First Aid Companies. The goal is to obtain greater participation by parents and children.

Councilman Shaak reminded the public that the DPW would continue to pick-up leaves and brush to the end of April. He also noted that the paving contractor had mobilized on Valley Road and the project should begin tomorrow. The road was a main arterial and had not been paved for twenty-five years. The project was positive move by the Borough.
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Councilman Visceglia having no reports the meeting was open to the public.

Eve Hershkowitz, 611 Oakcrest Road voiced a number of concerns over the recycling program. At the Recycling Center the cardboard containers were frequently piled so high that it was difficult to reach high enough to place your cardboard in them. She asked if a platform could be provided.

Ms. Hershkowitz also asked why the web-site continued to state that the Borough took plastic bags when the program had been discontinued.

Finally, she noted that when she placed her recycling cans outside for collection they were never put back in the same place, often she found her containers in the middle of the street; she felt that the workers could be more diligent in their tasks.

Mayor Nicol thanked her for her insights and promised to address these matters with the Superintendent of Public Works.

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




Approved: April 24th, 2017

________________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk


















Resolution No.:17-40-A
Date: April 10th, 2017







WHEREAS, there is an Escrow Account where construction work has been completed and a refund is due the applicant, and

WHEREAS, the following account is due this refund:

Escrow account #7095, Alan & Bethany Franke, 615 Bradley Avenue

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the total amount of $975.00 be refunded to the above applicants, as shown, for unused escrow money.







CERTIFICATION


The foregoing is a true copy of a resolution passed by the Brielle Mayor & Council, at a meeting held on April 10th, 2017.

Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 11th day of April 2017.


__________________
Thomas Nolan
Municipal Clerk










Resolution No: 17-40-B
Date: April 10th, 2017

RESOLUTION OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIELLE

WHEREAS, The Mandatory Source Separation and Recycling Act, P.L. 1987 c.102, has established a recycling fund from which tonnage grant may be made to municipalities in order to encourage local source separation and recycling programs; and
WHEREAS, It is the intent and the spirit of the Mandatory Source Separation and Recycling Act to use the tonnage grants to develop new municipal recycling programs and to continue and to expand existing programs; and
WHEREAS, The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Energy has promulgating recycling regulations to implement the Mandatory Source Separation and Recycling Act; and
WHEREAS, The recycling regulations impose on municipalities certain requirements as a condition for applying for tonnage grants, including but not limited to, making and keeping accurate, verifiable records of materials collected and claimed by the municipality; and
WHEREAS, A resolution authorizing the Borough of Brielle to apply for such tonnage grants for calendar year 2017 will memorialize the commitment of this municipality to recycling and to indicate the assent of the Borough of Brielle to the efforts undertaken by the municipality and the requirements contained in the Recycling Act and recycling regulations; and
WHEREAS, such a resolution should designate the individual authorized to ensure the application is properly completed and timely filed.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Governing Body of the Borough of Brielle hereby endorses the submission of the recycling tonnage grant application to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Energy and designates Bob McArthur. to ensure that the application is properly filed; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the monies received from the recycling tonnage grant be deposited in a dedicated recycling trust fund to-be used solely for the purposes of recycling.

CERTIFICATION
The foregoing is a true copy of a Resolution passed by the Brielle Mayor & Council at a meeting held on April 10th, 2017.
Witness my hand and seal of the Borough of Brielle this 11th day of April 2017.
________________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk


Resolution No: 17-40-C
Date: April 10th, 2017


TAX IDENTIFICATION STATEMENT


WHEREAS, The Recycling Enhancement Act, P.L.2007, chapter 311, has established a recycling fund from which tonnage grants may be made to municipalities in order to encourage local source separation and recycling programs; and
WHEREAS, There is levied upon the owner or operator of every solid waste facility (with certain exceptions) a recycling tax of $3.00 per ton on all solid waste accepted for disposal or transfer at the solid waste facility.
WHEREAS, Whenever a municipality operates a municipal service system for solid waste collection, or provides for regular solid waste collection service under a contract awarded pursuant to the "Local Public Contracts Law", the amount of the grant monies received by the municipality shall not be less than the annual amount of recycling tax paid by the municipality except that all grant monies received by the municipality shall be expended only for its recycling program.


REA Tax certified by: M&S Waste
Name of Official: Thomas Nolan
Title of Official: Administrator

Date:


_________________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk



 

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