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July 10, 2017

August 14 2017

July 10th, 2017

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MINUTES JULY 10th, 2017 WORK SESSION START: 7:30 PM

PRESENT: MAYOR NICOL, COUNCILMEN NOLAN, SHAAK & VISCEGLIA, ATTORNEY MONTENEGRO & ADMINISTRATOR NOLAN.

ABSENT: COUNCILMEN GARRUZZO, GIANFORTE & 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 had no report but noted that Board of Recreation Scholarship Chairman McManus was in attendance for the purpose of presenting the Board’s annual scholarship to Austin Devereux in the amount of $500.00.

Mr. McManus explained the scholarship process. He shared with the audience that Austin had a healthy GPA, had over 260 community service hours dedicated to recreation programs, was the captain of two State Championship teams and was continuing his education at Ryder University.

There being no questions from Council or from the public, there was no further discussion and the work session was adjourned at 7:32 pm on a motion by Councilman Shaak seconded by Councilman Visceglia.


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MINUTES JULY 10th, 2017 START: 7:33 P.M.

PRESENT: MAYOR NICOL, COUNCILMEN NOLAN, SHAAK & VISCEGLIA, ATTORNEY MONTENEGRO & ADMINISTRATOR NOLAN.

ABSENT: COUNCILMEN GARRUZZO, GIANFORTE & GORHAM

Following a moment of silent prayer, a salute to the flag and roll call, the Minutes of the June 26th regular meeting were approved on a motion by Councilman Shaak seconded by Councilman Visceglia; all aye; no nays. Passed

Councilman Nolan seconded by Councilman Visceglia, introduced Resolution 17-63 for Passage of the Consent Agenda.

Resolution:
A. To declare an emergency relative to the replacement of a water pump at the union lane water plant.
B. To approve the hiring of Thomas Murphy of Brielle as a part-time seasonal laborer.

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

Councilman Visceglia seconded by Councilman Shaak, introduced Resolution 17-64 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 July 10th, 2017, as reviewed by the Finance Committee and as listed on the Resolution and the Computer Bill List amended thereto. Vote: Councilmen Nolan, Shaak & Visceglia; all aye No nays. Passed

Mayor Nicol then called for Committee Reports and recognized Councilman Nolan who advised that the Library’s new floors had been installed in the new Teen Area. The project should be completed within two to three weeks and would be awesome.

Councilman Shaak gave the Police Report for June 2017 citing 22 adult arrests. The breakdown was 1 simple assault, 1 marijuana possession, 1 possession of drug paraphernalia, 5 DWI, 1 disorderly conduct, 1 for providing false information to the police and 10 warrant arrests. There was one juvenile arrest for possession of marijuana.

Final preparations were underway for the August 8th Night Out Against Crime. This year in addition to the traditional activities there will be a New Jersey Child Identification Program, along with bulk shredding and a prescription drop off box.

Councilman Visceglia having no report the meeting was opened to the public and the Chair recognized Paige Morro, 611 Locust Road, who questioned why commercial vehicles were permitted to park in the municipal lot adjacent to Mariner’s Cove Dinner.

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Ms. Morro advised that at times as many as ten to twelve commercial vehicles ranging from panel trucks to dump trucks were parked there. She and Ms. Susan Decker, 607 Cherokee Lane, felt it was unsightly and unacceptable for Brielle’s Gateway to look like a truck stop.

Ms. Morro informed Council that despite her research and a consultation with the Clerk’s office she had been unable to find a governing ordinance. She asked what could be done to remediate the problem.

Mayor Nicol advised that he would refer the matter to the Community Development Committee and the Chamber of Commerce to seek to formulate a solution that should be satisfactory to all concerned.

Ms. Decker cited the location and the presence of the decorative Street Clock and Plantings that were diminished by the presence of so many commercial vehicles.

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






Approved: July 24th, 2017 ______________________________
Thomas F. Nolan
Municipal Clerk

 

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