Council Minutes from 1/9/2001
 

REGULAR MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL HELD ON WEDNESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 9, 2002.  MAYOR MICHAEL TRIPODI PRESIDED.

 

ROLL CALL

 

Roll Call at 8:00 P.M. showed the following Council Members present:  Richard Falcetano, Kathi Fiamingo, Ed Galasso, and Robert Taylor.   Councilwoman Carmela Colosimo and Councilman Gregg David were absent.

 

Mayor Tripodi read the requirements of the Open Public Meetings Act.

 

The Salute to the Flag was led by Mayor Tripodi.

 

MINUTES

 

It was moved by Falcetano, seconded by Fiamingo and carried, that the minutes of the Work Session Meeting of December 11th and the Regular Meeting of December 12, 2001 be dispensed with and approved  as submitted.  (Copies furnished each Council Member prior to the meeting.)

 

SPECIAL PRESENTATION – 2001 HOLIDAY HOUSE DECORATING CONTEST

                                                   WINNERS

 

Mayor Tripodi commended the winners of this years contest for their efforts saying that this year seemed to be very competitive.  He explained that this contest is sponsored by the Recreation Committee who judged the homes and picked 6 winners.  Mayor Tripodi said that in previous years there would be one winner from each voting district, however, this year the Committee chose who they thought were the top six throughout the Borough.  Mayor Tripodi presented checks to the following winners:

     Celso Paguntalan, 25 No. 24th Street

     Stephen Lang, 114 No. 13th Street

     Glen Wetzel, 310 No. 17th Street

     Paul Perrette, 222 No. 24th Street

     Jeff & Lori Tomko, 109 Park Drive

     Glen Lenaz, 645 Richfield Avenue

 

Mayor Tripodi said that Mr. Lenaz phoned prior to the meeting and requested that his check be donated to the Kenilworth W.T.C. Fund.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS

 

  1. Notice to Property Owners received by the Borough for property at 513 Boulevard for a Planning Board Conceptual Hearing on January 3, 2002 for permission to construct a one story professional office building requiring site plan approval and also variances.
  2. Letter from the Association Seeking to Preserve Individual Rights for Everyone

(ASPIRE) and the N.J. Committee of Safety, regarding their opposition to the National Parks Service proposal to establish a “Crossroads of the American Revolution National

Heritage Area” in New Jersey.

  1. Letter from Minnie Leikauskas, Senior Citizens, reporting on the progress of projects  

completed under the Senior Focus Grant.

 

REPORTS

 

  1. Police Department Report for the month of December, 2001.
  2. Borough Clerk’s Report for the month of December, 2001.
  3. Construction Department Report for the month of December, 2001.
  4. Rahway Valley Sewerage Authority Meeting Minutes of November 19, 2001.

 

It was moved by Falcetano, seconded by Galasso and carried, that the above communications be received and filed and any money amounts indicated be spread over the minutes.

 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

 

MAYOR’S REPORT

 

Mayor Tripodi thanked the Recreation Department for sponsoring the Holiday House Decorating contest and thanked the winners for taking the time to decorate.  He announced that he will be attending a U.C. League of Municipalities meeting next Saturday and the Municipal Drug and Alcohol Alliance Committee will be sponsoring a benefit basketball game on Saturday,

February 23rd which will feature former and current NFL players against local organizations.

 

DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE

 

Councilwoman Fiamingo said she has received the budget proposals for 2002 and the Committee will be reviewing them and reporting back to Council.  She congratulated the Holiday House Decorating Contest winners.

 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

 

Councilman Galasso said he has just returned from a lengthy vacation and since this is the first meeting of the year, he reported “progress”.

 

 

 

 

REPORT OF COMMITTEES (CONT.)

 

DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING, ZONING AND ORDINANCES

 

In Councilman David’s absence, Mayor Tripodi announced that the Planning Board had their reorganization meeting on January 3rd and George Schlenker was re-elected as Chairman, Greg Westbrook as Vice-Chair, and John Beninati as Secretary.  He wished the Board good luck in the new year.

 

DEPARTMENT OF FIRE, RECREATION, LIGHTING AND ECOLOGY

 

Councilman Falcetano said he had nothing to report.

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION AND WELFARE

 

Councilman Taylor said he had nothing to report but noted that the Library Board will be meeting tomorrow at 7:00 P.M.  and the Local Assistance Board will be having their reorganization meeting on Wednesday, January 16th.

 

BILLS

 

Consolidated Bill List appears on the following page.

 

CONSENT AGENDA

 

Resolutions No. 1 through No. 13 are listed under Consent Agenda and will be enacted by one motion in the form listed below.  All items will be recorded individually in full in the minutes.

 

Council Member Fiamingo moved that all items under Consent Agenda be approved, seconded Council Member Taylor.  Upon roll call the vote was unanimous.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 1

 

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That all bills be paid when properly audited and funds are available.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 2

 

Resolution appears on the following page.  (Awarding the Kenilworth Senior Citizens Front                                                                              Door Replacement project of Metropolitan Door

                                                                        Company, Fanwood, NJ - $8,552.00)

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA (CONT.)

 

RESOLUTION NO. 3

 

Resolution appears on the following page.  (Governing Body endorses the application of the

                                                                        Kenilworth Little League for a Field of Dreams

                                                                        Grant from the County of Union in the amount

                                                                        of $25,000 to install a lighting system at the Little

                                                                        League Field)

 

RESOLUTION NO. 4

 

Resolution appears on the following page.  (Governing Body endorses the application of the

                                                                        Kenilworth Board of Education for a Field of

                                                                        Dreams Grant from the County of Union in the

                                                                        amount of $75,000 for expansion and renovations

                                                                        to school fields)

 

 

RESOLUTION NO. 5

 

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That Michelle DeRocco be retroactively appointed Local Assistance

Board Secretary for the Year 2001 at a rate of $75 per meeting not to exceed four meetings a

year.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 6

 

Resolution appears on the following page.  (Resolution creating the Kenilworth Alliance

                                                                        Committee on Alcohol and Drug Abuse)

 

RESOLUTION NO. 7

 

Resolution appears on the following page.  (Resolution agreeing to operate the Municipal

                                                                        Alliance Program in accordance with provisions

                                                                        of the contract awarding $17,376)

 

RESOLUTION NO. 8

 

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That the Treasurer be and is hereby authorized to draw warrants to the order shown opposite their respective names, this being the amount of refund of 2001 taxes due to the granting of a veteran deduction for the tax year 2001.

                                    VETERAN

            Name              Address                      Block              Lot                  Amount

Everdean, Maney         237 No. 10th Street        24.03              9                     $150.00

 

CONSENT AGENDA (CONT.)

 

RESOLUTION NO. 9

 

Resolution appears on the following page.  (Treasurer authorized to refund a Police Outside Duty

                                                                        Fee deposited in error to Restaurant Depot, Inc. –

                                                                        $316.25)

 

RESOLUTION NO. 10

 

Resolution appears on the following page.  (Amendment to 2002 Temporary Budget)

 

RESOLUTION NO. 11

 

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That the Borough Clerk be authorized to issue the following Raffle Licenses:    #743 – To the David Brearley Middle/High School PTO for an On-Premise

                                    50/50 to be held on March 15, 2002

                        #744 -  To the David Brearley Middle/High School PTO for an On-Premise

                                    Merchandise raffle to be held on March 15, 2002

                        #745 -  To the St. Theresa’s Home School Association for an On-Premise

                                    to be held on February 23, 2002

                        #746 -  To the St. Theresa’s Home School Association for an On-Premise

                                    50/50 to be held on February 7, 2002

 

RESOLUTION NO. 12

 

Resolution appears on the following page.  (Fixing the rate of interest on delinquent taxes

                                                                        and assessments for the Year 2002)

 

RESOLUTION NO. 13

 

Resolution appears on the following page.  (Requesting approval of the Borough application

                                                                        for a Community Development Grant for Health

                                                                        Department/Recreation Building ADA Restroom

                                                                        Improvements)

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

Mayor Tripodi requested a moment of silence at this time for the passing of Adeline Schlenker who was a member of our Library Board of Trustees and the wife of our Planning Board Chairman George Schlenker.  He said she was a very active woman and our hearts and sympathy go out to the Schlenker family. 

 

A moment of silence was observed.

 

MEETING OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

No one from the public desired to be heard.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

It was moved by Galasso, seconded by Fiamingo and carried, that the meeting be adjourned to the call of the chair.

 

8:12 P.M.                                                                                 Respectfully submitted,

 

 

                                                                                                Hedy Lipke

                                                                                                Borough Clerk 



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