Council Minutes from 4/28/2004
 

REGULAR MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF KENILWORTH  HELD ON WEDNESDAY EVENING, APRIL 28, 2004.  MAYOR GREGG DAVID PRESIDED.

ROLL CALL

Roll Call at 8:00 P.M. showed the following Council Members present:   Carmela Colosimo, Peter Corvelli, Ed Galasso, Alan Jankunas, Fred Soos and Robert Taylor.

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

The Salute to the Flag was led by Mayor David.

MINUTES

It was moved by Galasso, seconded by Soos and carried, the Work Session Meeting of April 13 and the Regular Meeting of April 14, 2004 be dispensed with and approved as submitted.  (Copies furnished each Council Member prior to the meeting.)

COMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS

  1. Letter from James Hannon, 308 Lincoln Drive, asking permission to remove a borough tree and replace it with a new tree as there are root problems.
  2. Letter from Brian Deahl, 417 Roosevelt Lane, requesting a borough tree be removed as roots are causing a problem and the tree has a hole in it.
  3. Letter from U.C. Superintendent of Schools Glenn Tillou regarding the Governing Body’s responsibilities concerning the defeated Kenilworth Board of Education Budget.
  4. A Special Meeting of the Governing Body and the Kenilworth Board of Education to discuss the defeated School Budget has been scheduled for May 6, 2004 at 7 P.M. in the Brearley Auditorium.

REPORTS

  1. Rahway Valley Sewerage Authority Meeting Minutes of March 18, 2004.

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

 

REPORT OF COMMITTEES

MAYOR’S REPORT

Mayor David stated there are two resolutions on the agenda honoring the retirement of  Lieutenant O’Malley and Dennis San Filippo. The Pride in Kenilworth committee meeting is scheduled for May 5th and the meeting for the defeated school budget will be on May 6th.

DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE

Councilman Corvelli reported our auditor is reviewing the school budget to prepare for the meeting of May 6th.

 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

Councilman Jankunas reported the DPW is working on tree maintenance, potholes, curbside brush, grass and leaf pick up.  The City of Rahway completed a bulky waste pick up on April 23rd.  Last year the Borough collected 1,736 tons of grass.  Our newest employee Mr. Lueddeke will be checking the retaining wall by the Police Department for future repairs.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

Councilwoman Colosimo would like to congratulate Lieutenant O’Malley for his 26 years of service.  The PBA contract negotiating meeting is scheduled for May 5th at 6 PM.

 

DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING, ZONING, AND ORDINANCES

Councilman Soos stated the pavers are working once again and the County reported the lights should be working by mid May. Our new zoning enforcement officer will be strictly enforcing our zoning ordinances. Councilman Soos also noted that all street openings require permits.

 

DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION, ECOLOGY, LIGHTING AND FIRE

Councilman Taylor mentioned the basketball backboards don’t fit and will try to be modified accordingly.  Our recreation center will be renovated thanks to some of our local businesses. 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION AND WELFARE

Councilman Galasso reported the Health Fair is tentatively scheduled for September 18th and the Library Board is running smoothly.

BILLS

Consolidated Bill List appears on the following pages.  (copy attached)

CONSENT AGENDA

Resolutions No. 1 thru 11 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 Taylor moved that all items under Consent Agenda be approved, seconded by Council Member Jankunas.  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.  (Senior Citizens Deductions disallowed)

RESOLUTION NO. 3

WHEREAS, the Tax Assessor has found that property known as Block 5 Lot 2 located at 430 No. 15th Street had a Senior Citizen Deduction disallowed in error,

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Collector of Taxes be and is hereby authorized to allow this deduction on above mentioned property in the amount of $250.00.

RESOLUTION NO. 4

Be It Hereby Resolved: 

That the Borough Clerk be authorized to issue Bingo License

Renewals to the following:

                        St. Theresa’s Father’s Guild

                        St. Theresa’s Church

                        St. Theresa’s Rosary Altar Society

All to hold Bingo once a week for one year.

RESOLUTION NO. 5

Be It Hereby Resolved: 

That the Borough Clerk be authorized to issue the following Raffle License:

           

            #794 -    Kenilworth Rotary Club for an On-Premise 50/50 to be held on

                          May 21, 2004 at David Brearley High School.

                       

            #795 -   Kenilworth Rotary Club for an On-Premise Merchandise Raffle to be held on             May 21, 2004 at David Brearley High School.

CONSENT AGENDA (CONT)

RESOLUTION NO. 6

Resolution appears on the following page.  (Support of an assembly bill to create Borough                                                                                   Enterprise Zones)

RESOLUTION NO. 7

Resolution appears on the following page.  (Granting a 100% Veteran Disability Tax Deduction)

RESOLUTION NO. 8

Resolution appears on the following page.  (Temporary Budget Transfers)

RESOLUTION NO. 9

Resolution appears on the following page.  (Proclaiming the week of May 2 through May 8 

                                                                        as “Municipal Clerk’s Week”)

RESOLUTION NO. 10

Resolution appears on the following page.  (Commending Health Officer Dennis San Filippo on

                                                                        his retirement)

RESOLUTION NO. 11

Resolution appears on the following page.  (Congratulating Lt. William O’Malley on his

                                                                        retirement)

Mayor David read Resolution No. 10 and 11 to the public.

Proposed Ordinance No. 2004-06 was read for first reading as follows:  (Copy attached)

2004-06

A BOND ORDINANCE AMENDING BOND ORDINANCE NO. 2003-04 ENTITLED “A BOND ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING VARIOUS IMPROVEMENTS IN, BY AND FOR THE BOROUGH OF KENILWORTH, IN THE COUNTY OF UNION, NEW JERSEY, APPROPRIATING AN AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $400,000 THEREFOR AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF NOT EXCEEDING $285,000 IN AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF BONDS OR NOTES TO FINANCE PART OF THE COST THEREOF.”

Mayor David stated that Bond Ordinance No. 2003-04 needs to be amended due to an increase to the HVAC project.

RESOLUTIONS & ORDINANCES (CONT)

RESOLUTION NO. 12

Introduced by Soos who also moved its adoption.

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That Proposed Ordinance No. 2004-06, be and the same is hereby passed on first reading and ordered published for final hearing on May 12, 2004.

Seconded by Galasso and on roll call unanimously carried.

Proposed Ordinance No. 2004-07 was read for first reading as follows: (Copy attached)

      2004-07

ORDINANCE AMENDING ZONING DEFINITION AND WORD USAGE CHAPTER 197, ARTICLE I, SUBSECTION 3, PARAGRAPH “BUILDING HEIGHT”

Mayor David explained that this ordinance clarifies the way a building’s height is measured.

RESOLUTION NO. 13

Introduced by Soos who also moved its adoption.

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That Proposed Ordinance No. 2004-07, be and the same is hereby passed on first reading and ordered published for final hearing on May 26, 2004.

Seconded by Jankunas and on roll call unanimously carried.

GENERAL BUSINESS

Councilman Taylor congratulated Dennis San Filippo for his dedicated years of service and wished him and Lt. O’Malley a happy retirement.

MEETING OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Livio Mancino, 102 No. 24th Street asked permission to cover and light the 9/11 memorial in front of Borough Hall.

Mayor David would like to see a design drawn & presented at a work session meeting.

Mr. Mancino asked what community development applications has the Borough applied for?

Mayor David stated that based on the changes to the census, the Borough no longer qualifies for capital or sewer improvements.

Mr. Mancino suggested a letter be sent to the  street paving contractor regarding water pools in certain areas that were paved.  He also stated that trailers continue to remain idled on Market Street and should be addressed.

Councilwoman Colosimo will inform the Police Chief.

MEETING OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (CONT)

Mr. Mancino suggested that any builder working in Kenilworth should have a bond stating that they are a legitimate business.   Additionally, a builder should pay the Borough a fee to post a company sign.  Mr. Mancino also addressed parking at the municipal lot pertaining to events at the VFW.

Lisa Wood, Jefferson Avenue, mentioned that Lt. O’Malley’s retirement party is a surprise.

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business to come before the Council, it was moved by Galasso, seconded by Colosimo and carried, that the meeting be adjourned to the call of the chair.

8:40 P.M.

                                                                                                Respectfully submitted,

                                                                                                Hedy Lipke

                                                                                                Borough Clerk



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