REGULAR MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF KENILWORTH HELD ON WEDNESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 25, 2004. MAYOR GREGG DAVID PRESIDED.
Roll Call at 8:00 P.M. showed the following Council Members present: Carmela Colosimo, Peter Corvelli, Alan Jankunas, and Fred Soos. Ed Galasso and Robert Taylor were absent.
Mayor David read the requirements of the Open Public Meetings Act.
The Salute to the Flag was led by Mayor David.
The Union County Prosecutor, Ted Romankow presented Police Officers Fred Soos and Justin Marranca with a plaque in honor of their work on the U.C. Strike Force and the U.C. Prosecutors Office. They were commended on their outstanding duty performance in helping to interdict & dismantle a major narcotics distribution ring operating in Union County. Councilwoman Colosimo stated how extremely proud we are of these two Police Officers and our Police Department.
It was moved by Soos, seconded by Colosimo and carried, the Work Session Meeting of February 10 and the Regular Meeting of February 11, 2004 be dispensed with and approved as submitted. (Copies furnished each Council Member prior to the meeting.)
COMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS
It was moved by Colosimo, seconded by Soos and carried, that the above communications be received and filed and any money amounts indicated be spread over the minutes.
REPORT OF COMMITTEES
Mayor David stated that he met with the Board of Education who briefly discussed the school budget. Mayor David plans to set up a joint meeting with our Council and the Board of Education to further discuss this matter.
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE
Councilman Corvelli stated that the Finance Committee has met with the department heads to discuss trimming the budget. They will be discussing the capital budget next week and anticipate introducing the budget on March 12th.
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
Councilman Jankunas stated a meeting is set up to discuss the union contract. The DPW has been working on potholes and sewer maintenance.
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
Councilwoman Colosimo advised the public about a free class for parents on internet safety to be held on March 13, 2004 at the John H. Stamler Police Academy, 1776 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains, NJ.
DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING, ZONING, AND ORDINANCES
Councilman Soos reported a pre-construction meeting for Commonwealth Road on March 1st .
The Planning Board meeting is scheduled for Thursday night and the meeting on the Verizon Tower is on March 4th . The Borough Engineer is working on the assessment of the streets and the H.V.A.C. contract for Borough Hall.
DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION, ECOLOGY, LIGHTING AND FIRE
Councilman Taylor was absent. Councilwoman Colosimo reported the recreation dance and program sign ups were a great success.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION AND WELFARE
Councilman Galasso was absent. Councilman Soos announced an appointment to replace a member on the Local Assistance Board.
Consolidated Bill List appears on the following pages. (copy attached)
Resolutions No. 1 thru 8 are listed on 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 Jankunas moved that all items under Consent Agenda be approved, seconded by Council Member Soos. 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. (Refund paid Tax Sale Certificate #03-001)
RESOLUTION NO. 3
Resolution appears on the following page. (2003 Budget Transfers)
RESOLUTION NO. 4
Resolution appears on the following page. (Emergency Temporary Appropriations in 2004
RESOLUTION NO. 5
Resolution appears on the following page. (Interlocal Service Agreement with Union
RESOLUTION NO. 6
Resolution appears on the following page. (Proclaiming March as “Youth Art Month”)
RESOLUTION NO. 7
Be It Hereby Resolved: That the Mayor’s appointment of Nancy Halpern to the Local Assistance Board to fill the unexpired term of Alice Chess ending 12/31/05, be and the same is hereby confirmed.
CONSENT AGENDA (CONT)
RESOLUTION NO. 8
Resolution appears on the following page. (Requesting the Commissioner of Education seek
funds from the Department of Education to finance
the costs assessed to Kenilworth as a result of the
RESOLUTIONS & ORDINANCES
Proposed Ordinance No. 2004-01 was read for a second reading as follows: (Copy appears in
minutes of January 28, 2004)
ORDINANCE AMENDING LOT REQUIREMENTS FOR SINGLE FAMILY DWELLINGS – CANTILEVERS.
Mayor David explained that the set back will change from 25 feet to 23 feet.
Mayor David opened the meeting to the public for any questions or comments on Proposed Ordinance No. 2004-01.
Mr. Mancino, North 24th Street, asked if the set back includes the stoop or is it only the overhang. Mayor David explained that the set back is only for cantilevers and stoop requirements remain the same.
Mayor David closed the meeting to the public.
RESOLUTION NO. 9
Introduced by Soos who also moved its adoption.
Be It Hereby Resolved: That Proposed Ordinance No. 2004-01, be and the same is hereby passed on second and final reading and ordered published according to law.
Seconded by Jankunas and on roll call unanimously carried.
Mayor David thanked the U.C. Prosecutor for his presentation and also Police Officers Soos and Marranca for their excellent work on the task force.
Councilwoman Colosimo asked our attorney Harvey Fruchter the status on the railroad meeting in Cranford.
Harvey Fruchter stated that most of the Cranford council members were not aware of the resolution submitted by their Transportation Advisory Board representative regarding Kenilworth and a few of the residents. They will be setting up a meeting with their representative to discuss the proposed resolution.
Councilman Soos commended the road department on doing a very good job on our streets. He also commended his son, Fred Soos and Justin Marranca for their service on the task force.
MEETING OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Livio Mancino, North 24th Street, suggested that Alan Jankunas send a letter to the County regarding prompt repair of the potholes on the Boulevard especially by the Parkway. He also advised making 24th Street a priority for this years capital budget. Mr. Mancino recommended the contractor working on the Boulevard sidewalks submit a performance bond. He also suggested Kenilworth join the County to have the Borough photographed from above because this will benefit the community.
There being no further business to come before the Council, it was moved by Soos, seconded by Jankunas and carried, that the meeting be adjourned to the call of the chair.
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