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A Community by the River

Mayor and Council


Form of Government:

Brielle operates under a municipal form of government composed of six council members and a mayor, all elected directly by the voters. Council members are elected to three year terms. Each year two seats are up for election. The mayor is elected to a four-year term. The mayor votes only to break a tie. Thus the term, "Strong council, weak mayor", applies to this form of government. The mayor makes official appointments with advice and consent of the council. The council reorganizes itself each year, electing a president and assigning committee responsibilities.

Council Meetings:

Borough council meetings are held at 7:30 pm on the Second and Fourth Mondays in the council chambers of Borough Hall, 601 Union Lane, Brielle. A work session precedes the regular meeting. When a regular scheduled meeting falls on an official holiday, the meeting is held the following evening.

Council Make-up:

Mayor: Thomas B. Nicol 528-5942

Council Members:

  • John V. Visceglia - 732-223-7338 President
  • Paul K. Nolan - 732-528-5108
  • Frank A. Garruzzo - 732-223-8666
  • Timothy A. Shaak - 732-528-1533
  • Cort Gorham - 732-528-3658
  • Ann D. Scott - 732-528-6359

Council Committees:

Administrative & Personnel:

  • Cort Gorham , Chair 
  • Timothy A. Shaak
  • Paul K. Nolan 

Budget & Finance:

  • Jon V. Visceglia, Chair
  • Frank A. Garruzzo
  • Paul K. Nolan

Public Safety:

  • Frank A. Garruzzo, Chair
  • Cort Gorham
  • Timothy A. Shaak

Public Works:

  • Ann D. Scott, Chair
  • Cort Gorham
  • John V. Visceglia 

Public Resources:

  • Paul K. Nolan, Chair
  • Ann D. Scott
  • John V. Visceglia