Council Minutes from 5/12/2004
 

REGULAR MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF KENILWORTH  HELD ON WEDNESDAY EVENING, MAY 12, 2004.  MAYOR GREGG DAVID PRESIDED.

ROLL CALL

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

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 Colosimo, seconded by Jankunas and carried, the Work Session Meeting of April 27, the Regular Meeting of April 28, 2004 and the Special Work Sessions of April 29 and May 6, 2004 be dispensed with and approved as submitted.  (Copies furnished each Council Member prior to the meeting.)

COMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS

  1. Letter from Kenilworth Little League thanking the Mayor and Council for their cooperation and participation in their parade and opening day ceremonies.
  2. Letter and information from the Coalition to Stop the Train regarding the effect of the expansion of freight train service.
  3. Letter from Dale Spindel, Director Kenilworth Public Library, inviting Mayor and Council to attend the Hudson Shakespeare Company’s production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on May 27th at 7:30 P.M. on the plaza in front of Borough Hall.
  4. Letter from Mr. & Mrs. Herman Ascencio, 715 Kingston Avenue, requesting removal of a tree in front of their home.

REPORTS

  1. Police Department Report for the month of April, 2004.
  2. Municipal Court Report for the month of April, 2004.
  3. Construction Department report for the month of April, 2004.
  4. Borough Clerk’s Report for the month of April, 2004.
  5. Kenilworth Board of Education Meeting Minutes of March 2, 8 and 29, 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 announced the production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on May 27th at 7:30 P.M. on the plaza in front of Borough Hall which is being funded by local organizations and businesses.

DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE

Councilman Corvelli reported cuts were made to the school budget.

 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

Councilman Jankunas stated the appointment of Walter Kriek and Derick Defuria to positions of lead foreman and foreman.  The annual inspection done by NJDEP Water Waste Division showed the sewer maintenance plan & record keeping were excellent.  A problem area was the pump station at Lafayette which the Engineer’s are working on.   Our bulky waste pick up totaled 222.6 tons.  Councilman Jankunas read the following letter into the minutes:

As per the union local services agreement entered into by the City of Rahway in the Borough of Kenilworth I am enclosing an invoice in the amount of $21,500.00.  I have also included all type 13 tipping tickets for the materials collected.  Waste Management will be billing Kenilworth directly for all the tipping fees.  I would like to thank you and your  staff for your cooperation in making our bulky waste collection such a success.  A special thanks to Mr. Ryan for his professionalism and courtesy during this busy time of year.  During this effort I had the opportunity to speak with many residents of your Borough and found them to pleased with the efficiency and performance of our personnel.

Mayor David mentioned that the City of Rahway did a fantastic job with bulky waste pick up.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

Councilwoman Colosimo read the Police Department report for April that highlighted 154 hours of police training.  The written portion of the promotional exam has been completed with the oral testing scheduled for May 17th

 

DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING, ZONING, AND ORDINANCES

Councilman Soos read the Construction Official’s report for April.  Since there were no bids for the HVAC system it will be advertised again with bid opening scheduled for June 7th.  Councilman Soos read the schedule for road projects.  Building construction is scheduled to begin at DiMario Park.

DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION, ECOLOGY, LIGHTING AND FIRE

Councilman Taylor mentioned Schering-Plough completed the interior painting of the Recreation building.  The next phase will be the carpeting and tile work.  The OSHA violations at the Fire House have been abated.  The Fire Department Memorial service is scheduled for May 20th at the VFW.  Councilman Taylor stated some of the town is out of power due to the thunderstorm and the Fire Department was out assisting those in need.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES (CONT)

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION AND WELFARE

Councilman Galasso was absent, nothing to report.

BILLS

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

CONSENT AGENDA

Resolutions No. 1 thru 4 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 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

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That ANNMARIE DELUCA be employed as a Substitute Senior Citizen Van Driver as of May 12, 2004 at a rate of $14.00 per hour.

RESOLUTION NO. 3

WHEREAS, proposals were solicited for “DiMario Park Building Improvements” and Edward Humphrey LLC submitted the lowest responsible proposal of $13,600.00;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Edward Humphrey LLC be awarded the project for “DiMario Park Building Improvements” and that a contract regarding same be drafted.

RESOLUTION NO. 4

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s appointment of RICHARD AIMONE, 141 North 23rd Street, Kenilworth, NJ to the Union County Air Traffic Noise Advisory Board for a

2 year term, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 5

Introduced by Jankunas who also moved its adoption.

Resolution appears on the following page.  (Certifying the General Fund Tax Levy for the

                                                                        Kenilworth Board of Education for the School

                                                                        Year 2004-2005.)

ORDINANCES & RESOLUTIONS (CONT)

Seconded by Taylor and upon roll call the vote was as follows:  Corvelli, Jankunas, Soos and Taylor “Yes” Colosimo “No”.

Proposed Ordinance No. 2004-06 was read for second reading as follows:  (Copy appears in

 minutes of April 28, 2004)

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. 2004-06 needs to be amended due to an increase to the HVAC project.

Mayor opened the meeting to the public for any questions or comments on Proposed Ordinance No. 2004-06.

No one desiring to be heard, Mayor David closed the meeting to the public.

RESOLUTION NO. 6

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 second and final reading and ordered published according to law.

Seconded by Taylor and on roll call unanimously carried.

Proposed Ordinance No. 2004-08 was read for first reading as follows: (Copy attached)

         2004-08

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 $120,000 THEREFOR AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF NOT EXCEEDING $114,000 IN AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF BONDS OR NOTES TO FINANCE PART OF THE COST THEREOF.

Mayor David explained that this ordinance covers capital equipment for 2004.  Some of the equipment purchases include a mason dump truck, laptop computers, radar unit, guns, resuscitators, breathing apparatus tanks, computer equipment and router.

RESOLUTIONS & ORDINANCES (CONT)

RESOLUTION NO. 7

Introduced by Taylor who also moved its adoption.

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That Proposed Ordinance No. 2004-08, be and the same is hereby passed on first reading and ordered published for final hearing on June 9, 2004.

Seconded by Soos and on roll call unanimously carried.

GENERAL BUSINESS

Nothing to report at this time.

MEETING OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Livio Mancino, North 24th Street asked what was appropriated for the capital budget?

Mayor David replied $800,000.

Mr. Mancino asked what streets are being improved?

Councilman Soos stated Commonwealth Road, North 21st, Halsey Street, Fairfield Avenue, Sherwood Drive, part of Roosevelt Lane, Sheridan Avenue, North 13th and North 24th Street.

The Borough Engineer inspected and chose those streets that most needed improvement.

Mr. Mancino suggested we distribute labels to the residents for their grass receptacles.

Councilman Jankunas will look into it.

Mr. Mancino suggested installing a scoreboard at DiMario Park?

Councilman Taylor will discuss at his next recreation meeting.

Mr. Mancino suggested the fireworks be held at Black Brook Park instead of Brearley to avoid damage to the high school grounds.

Councilwoman Colosimo informed Mr. Mancino that there should be no overnight parking under the bridge by Restaurant Depot.  Trucks can park in the lot as long as their motors are off.

Mr. Campanelli, Coolidge Drive, inquired about the scope of work involved in the street improvements and his concern regarding removal of storm water.

Councilman Soos stated we will no longer be paving and milling streets. We will put down the proper base & top, drainage and curbs if necessary.  The Engineer will determine where the catch basins and drain pipes need to be installed.  

Mr. Grimaldi, North 14th Street, asked why the grass isn’t being picked up in a timely manner?

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (CONT)

Councilman Jankunas stated the DPW has a manpower shortage and grass shouldn’t be out for more than two days.

Mr. Cirillo, North 18th Street, would like to know the total reduction from the school budget?

Councilman Corvelli mentioned $324,000 was cut, $299,000 was taken off and $52,000 was reinstated.

Mr. Cirillo asked what the change will be per household?

Councilman Corvelli said the change is approximately $190 per household.

ADJOURNMENT

Councilwoman Colosimo made a motion, seconded by Councilman Taylor to proceed into closed Executive Meeting to discuss contract negotiations.

Returned to Open Session.

Councilwoman Colosimo informed the Council regarding the status of the PBA contract negotiations.

There being no further business to come before the Council, it was moved by Corvelli,

seconded by Jankunas and carried, that the meeting be adjourned to the call of the chair.

 9:00 P.M.

                                                                                                Respectfully submitted,

                                                                                                Hedy Lipke

                                                                                                Borough Clerk



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