Council Minutes from 10/27/2004
 

REGULAR MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF KENILWORTH  HELD ON WEDNESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 27, 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 Taylor, seconded by Colosimo and carried, the Work Session Meeting of October

12 and the Regular Meeting of October 13, 2004 be dispensed with and approved as submitted.  (Copies furnished each Council Member prior to the meeting.)

COMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS

  1. Notice of Public Hearing before the Cranford Zoning Board on a Variance Application from Mr. & Mrs. Crincoli, 47 Brookdale Ave., Cranford, for a variance for a 9 ft. setback and for an 8 ft. fence.  Hearing date is December 13, 2004 at 8:15 P.M.
  2. Letter from Brent Materials, No. 14th Street, asking approval of the Governing Body to replace their office trailer with a larger trailer.
  3. A Dedication Ceremony for a Memorial to Tim Carbone will be at 2 P.M. on Thursday, October 28th at the High School.
  4. The Hearing on Year XXXI Community Development Grant Applications to be submitted will be held at the Council Meeting on November 10, 2004 at 8 P.M.

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

REPORTS

           

1.      Kenilworth Board of Education Meeting Minutes for the month of August, 2004.

REPORT OF COMMITTEES

MAYOR’S REPORT

Mayor David had nothing to report.

 

DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE

Councilman Corvelli reported that we received $55,000 matching grant funds from the County for park equipment and improvements.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

Councilman Jankunas mentioned that leaf season will begin on November 1st and the Department of Public Works recommends raking the leaves to the curb for easier pickup.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

Councilwoman Colosimo stated that the replacement interviews for Lt. O’Malley will be held tomorrow.

 

DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING, ZONING, AND ORDINANCES

Councilman Soos reported the resolution for our Engineers to provide services for the sanitary

sewer line design at the Little League Field.  Bid opening is scheduled for the HVAC at Borough Hall.  Base was done on 24th Street and 21st Street.  All streets should be completed by the first week of November. 

 DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION, ECOLOGY, LIGHTING AND FIRE

Councilman Taylor attended the Recreation meeting and was pleased to have received the grant funds for the Parks.

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION AND WELFARE

Councilman Galasso invited all to attend the Leadership Program at the Orange Avenue School.

 

BILLS

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

CONSENT AGENDA

Resolutions No. 1 thru 10 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 Galasso moved that all items under Consent Agenda be approved, seconded by Council Member Colosimo.  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 the Borough Clerk be authorized to issue the following Raffle License:

           

                        #808 -    CDA #1781 Court St. Theresa Off-Premise 50/50 to be held

                                       on December 11, 2004 at 541 Washington Avenue.

RESOLUTION NO. 3

            WHEREAS, a fee has been collected for removal of a dryer in the amount of $25.00 and,

            WHEREAS, the permit has been found not to be used.

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Treasurer be authorized to

draw a warrant in the amount of $25.00 payable to the order of:

                                   

                                    Barbara Kustra

                                    577 Passaic Avenue

                                    Kenilworth, NJ  07033

                         

RESOLUTION NO. 4

            WHEREAS, the Borough of Kenilworth held a tax sale on June 16, 2004 on delinquent taxes, and a tax lien was purchased by Crusader Servicing Corporation on property located at 209 No. 9th Street and known as Block 24.02 Lot 3, in the Borough of Kenilworth, County of Union, and

            WHEREAS, the owner of said property has satisfied said lien, together with interest and costs by payment of amount due at the office of the Collector of Taxes, and                                                         

            NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Treasure be and is hereby authorized to draw a warrant to the named lien holder as follows to be refunded upon receipt of the original certificate of sale #04-002 by the Collector of Taxes.

Crusader Servicing Corporation

179 Washington Lane

Jenkintown, PA  19046

Redemption                  Premium

$8,632.56                    $11,500.00

RESOLUTION NO. 5

           

            WHEREAS, Resolution #3 dated September 22, 2004 contained an error, and

            WHEREAS, Ordinance 96-10 was cancelled in the amount of $44,654.52 in error,

           

            NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED,  by the Governing Body of the Borough of Kenilworth, County of Union, New Jersey, the following unexpended and dedicated balances be canceled as follows, and

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, these items shall correct Resolution #3 approved on September 22, 2004.

            ORDINANCE                                                          FUNDED AMOUNT CANCELLED

            Ordinance 96-10                                                                                $4,804.41

            Ordinance 98-22                                                                                $39,850.11

           

RESOLUTION NO. 6

            Be It Hereby Resolved:   that upon the recommendation of the Borough Engineer, the quote for “Municipal Building Clock Installation” submitted by Swenson & Sons Electric in the amount of $3,670.00 be accepted and that Swenson & Sons Electric be authorized to perform the Clock Installation work.  Subject to submission of their Business Registration Certificate.

RESOLUTION NO.7

Resolution appears on the following page.  (Authorization to retain services of Attorney John         

                          DeMasi to represent Chief William Dowd in the matter brought by Daniel Rica.)

 

RESOLUTION NO.8

Resolution appears on the following page.  (Authorization to suspend enforcement of Chapter 197,

                                                                                                   Article 80)

RESOLUTION NO.9

            Be It Hereby Resolved:   That the Chief Finance Officer be and is hereby authorized to request proposals for a Bond Anticipation Note and further execute such note(s) for a period of one year.

RESOLUTION NO.10

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That the Borough Engineer, Schoor De Palma, be authorized to provide engineering services for the Kenilworth Little League Sanitary Sewer Design for a sum of $1, 500.00.

ORDINANCES & RESOLUTIONS

Proposed Ordinance No. 2004-20 was read for first reading as follows:  (Copy attached)

                                                                                               

2004-20

ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $44,489.00 FROM GENERAL CAPITAL SURPLUS FOR THE ACQUISITION OF PUBLIC WORKS EQUIPMENT – PORTABLE COMPRESSOR AND BRUSH BANDIT CHIPPER WITH ACCESSORIES.

Mayor David mentioned that this Ordinance relates to the purchase of equipment for the Department of Public Works. 

RESOLUTION NO.11

Introduced by Jankunas also moved its adoption.

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That Proposed Ordinance No. 2004-20, be and the same is hereby passed on first reading and ordered published for final hearing on November 10, 2004.

Seconded by Galasso and on roll call unanimously carried.

GENERAL BUSINESS

Councilwoman Colosimo updated Mr. Grimaldi on the 14th Street parking situation.  Colosimo stated that a committee will be set up to resolve the enforcement of Chapter 197, Article 80.  This week the Borough is celebrating Red Ribbon Week.

MEETING OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Mr. Grimaldi, No. 11th Street, questioned the boat situation at last night’s meeting. 

Councilman Soos stated they are suspending enforcement at this time and that a committee will be set up to discuss the issues.  Soos is consulting  with other towns who have the same type of Ordinance.

Mr. Weiner, So. 24th Street, suggested the garbage collection have alternate routes to ease the early morning noise on his street.

Mr. Weiner asked about our snow ordinance.

Councilman Galasso mentioned that the first time is a warning and the second time you are cited.

Mr. Weiner questioned the line stripping being done on the weekend. 

Mayor David said the work is done on the weekend for the convenience of the public.

Mr. Weiner recommended placing the speed limit reader on the side streets.

Mr. Weiner asked the Council members who supported the school budget.

Councilman Soos stated that the Council can not take a stand on the budget.

ADJOURNMENT

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

8:25 P.M.

                                                                                               

Respectfully submitted,

                                                                                                Hedy Lipke

                                                                                                Borough Clerk



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