Council Minutes from 1/12/2005
 

REGULAR MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF KENILWORTH  HELD ON WEDNESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 12, 2005.  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.  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 Soos, seconded by Colosimo and carried, the Special Meeting of December 1; the Work Session Meeting of December 14 and the Regular Council Meeting of December 15, 2004 be dispensed with and approved as submitted.  (Copies furnished each Council Member prior to the meeting.)

COMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS

  1. Letter from Comcast stating the State Franchise Fee on customers bills will decrease.
  2. Letter from NJ Department of Health (PEOSH) stating potential violations were observed at the Firehouse when inspected on 12/7/04.
  3. Notice of Tort Claim received on 1/10/05 regarding “Richard Sheahan as guardian of Sonnie Sheahan – Bodily Injury” naming the Borough; Kenilworth Recreation Department; Kenilworth Board of Education and David Brearley High School alleging injury on 11/17/04 while wrestling in the high school Wrestling Room.  Forwarded to the insurance company.

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

REPORTS

           

1.      Police Department Report for the month of December, 2004.

2.      Construction Department Report for the month of December, 2004.

3.      Borough Clerk’s Report for the month of December, 2004.

4.      Kenilworth Board of Education Meeting Minutes of October and November, 2004.

5.      Rahway Valley Sewerage Authority Meeting Minutes of November 22, 2004.

 

REPORT OF COMMITTEES

MAYOR’S REPORT

Mayor David read the following letter from the Union County Utilities Authority into the minutes:

Dear Mayor David:

In accordance with Article 4 Section 402 of your Municipal Waste Agreement with the Union County Utilities Authority for the year 2005 tipping fees for solid waste type 10 disposal at the resource recovery facility will be $58.73 per ton which represents an increase of $1.71 which is attributable to the consumer price index adjustment allowed for in our agreement.  Please note that this represents a savings of  approximately $28.00 per ton for your Municipality based on current market conditions.

Sincerely,

Joseph Spatelli

Mayor David thanked the family of Minnie Leikauskas for their generous donation of  the beautiful clock installed in the front of the Municipal Building.

 

DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE

Councilman Corvelli reported approval of a full time employee in the Tax Office. The numbers are in for the 2005 budget and department head meetings will begin next week.  The Borough will be filing for State Aid this year.

 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

Councilman Jankunas reported that all snow removal equipment is prepared for the winter season and leaf removal is completed.

 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

Councilwoman Colosimo read the Police Report for the month of November. Councilwoman Colosimo commended the Police Department on their attendance record. Chief Dowd has formed an Emergency Management Council which consists of Borough Officials and Citizens. 

 

DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING, ZONING, AND ORDINANCES

Councilman Soos reported the pumping station on Lafayette is up to code. The donated clock which runs by satellite will be set by the end of the week.

 DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION, ECOLOGY, LIGHTING AND FIRE

Councilman Taylor reported the Recreation Meeting is scheduled for January 13, 2005.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION AND WELFARE

Councilman Galasso was absent.  Councilwoman Colosimo mentioned the Library Board meeting

is on January 13, 2005.  A joint meeting will soon be scheduled with the Board of Education.

 

BILLS

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

CONSENT AGENDA

Resolutions No. 1 thru 12 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 Soos 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 is authorized to issue the following Raffle Licenses:

#809             Township of Union Education Foundation, Inc. on May 19, 2005 at Schering-Plough, 2000 Galloping Hill Road, Kenilworth, NJ.

#810            YMCA Eastern Union County on April 9, 2005 at Schering-Plough, 2000 Galloping Hill Road, Kenilworth, NJ.

#811            National Service Veterans Committee  (Union Lodge No. 1583) on

            January 29, 2005 at KVC, 33 South 21st Street, Kenilworth, NJ.

RESOLUTION NO. 3

            Be It Hereby Resolved:   That the Mayor’s appointment of MARIE CONKLIN as a Permanent School Crossing Guard as of January 17, 2005 and SARA WEBER as an Alternate School Crossing Guard as of January 17, 2005, be and the same is hereby confirmed.       

RESOLUTION NO. 4

Resolution appears on the following page.  (Authorizing the application for a grant from the NJ Department of Treasury in the amount of $100,000 for Renovations & Expansion Project to Fire

Headquarters.)

RESOLUTION NO. 5

Resolution appears on the following page.  (Authorizing application for a Municipal Alliance Grant.)

RESOLUTION NO. 6

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

RESOLUTION NO. 7

Resolution appears on the following page.  (Collector of Taxes to remove deductions from properties no longer eligible for a Senior Citizen/Surviving Spouse Deduction for Tax Years 2003 and 2004.)

 

 

 

 

RESOLUTION NO. 8

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the contract for “Preventative Maintenance for the Elevator at the Municipal Building” be awarded to ZIP SYSTEMS, INC. for a three year period from January, 2005 to January, 2008.

                        Cost:  $185.00 per month;  $2,220.00 per year

Be It Further Resolved that pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:34-5.1 et seq., Local Public Contracts Law, the required Certificate of Availability of Funds has been obtained from the Chief Finance Officer of the Borough of Kenilworth.  The appropriation to be charged for this expenditure is Building and Grounds-Maintenance of Other Equipment:  5-10-26-772-026.

RESOLUTION NO. 9

            WHEREAS, it has been found that payment of 2004 Fourth Quarter tax has been paid in duplicate on the following property,

            NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Treasurer after proper notation on the tax account records by the Collector of Taxes be and is hereby authorized to issue warrants for refund as stated below.

            Block               Lot            Payable to:                                                        Amount

              50                  21            First American Real Estate Tax Service            $2,239.49

                                                Renaissance Tower, 3rd Floor               

                                                1201 Elm St. Suite 400

                                                Dallas, Texas  75270

 

RESOLUTION NO. 10

Resolution appears on the following page.  (Amending the 2005 Temporary Budget.)

           

RESOLUTION NO. 11

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the following be appointed to the Kenilworth Emergency Management Council:

                        Mayor Gregg David

                                Carmela Colosimo

                                Frederick Soos

                                Chief William Dowd

                                Lt. Hannon

                                Jonathon Lipke

                                Ralph Tango

                                Joe Limma

                                Danielle Buttell

                                Patricia Kotch

                                John Ferraoli

                                Hedy Lipke

                                Chief Lewis Giordino

                                Joe Vecchi

                                Dan Ryan

                                Lloyd Leschuck

                                Anthony Longano

                                Steve Mellinger

RESOLUTION NO. 12

            Be It Hereby Resolved:   That the Governing Body ratify the Agreement with Police Chief William Dowd for Years 2004, 2005 and 2006 and that the Mayor and the Borough Clerk be authorized to sign said contract.

ORDINANCES & RESOLUTIONS

Proposed Ordinance No. 2005-01 was read for first reading as follows: (Copy attached)

2005-01

ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 190 OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF KENILWORTH – COURT FEES.

Mayor David stated that this Ordinance will amend current court fees and violations.

RESOLUTION NO. 13

Introduced by Colosimo also moved its adoption.

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That Proposed Ordinance No. 2005-01, be and the same is hereby passed on first reading and ordered published for final hearing on February 9, 2005.

Seconded by Soos and on roll call unanimously carried.

Proposed Ordinance No. 2005-02 was read for first reading as follows: (Copy attached)

2005-02

ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 91, ARTICLE I OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF KENILWORTH – FEES AND LICENSES.

Mayor David mentioned these are new fees for duplicate tax sale certificates and mailing of notice of tax sale.

           

RESOLUTION NO. 14

Introduced by Colosimo also moved its adoption.

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That Proposed Ordinance No. 2005-02, be and the same is hereby passed on first reading and ordered published for final hearing on February 9, 2005.

Seconded by Jankunas and on roll call unanimously carried.

Proposed Ordinance No. 2005-03 was read for first reading as follows: (Copy attached)

2005-03

ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 150, SECTION 150-10 OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF KENILWORTH.

Mayor David mentioned these are fees that the Borough can impose on residents who do not maintain their property which is then handled by the DPW.

RESOLUTION NO. 15

Introduced by Jankunas also moved its adoption.

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That Proposed Ordinance No. 2005-03, be and the same is hereby passed on first reading and ordered published for final hearing on February 9, 2005.

Seconded by Soos and on roll call unanimously carried.

Proposed Ordinance No. 2005-04 was read for first reading as follows: (Copy attached)

2005-04

ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE 2003-11 PROVIDING FOR COMPENSATION FOR BOROUGH EMPLOYEES OF THE BOROUGH OF KENILWORTH.

Mayor David stated that this Ordinance establishes the salary ranges for Deputy Tax Collector, General Foreman and Foreman.

RESOLUTION NO. 16

Introduced by Jankunas also moved its adoption.

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That Proposed Ordinance No. 2005-04, be and the same is hereby passed on first reading and ordered published for final hearing on February 9, 2005.

Seconded by Soos and on roll call unanimously carried.

GENERAL BUSINESS

Councilwoman Colosimo asked Councilman Taylor if a meeting can be scheduled in order to start the improvements at DiMario Park.  Councilman Taylor will work on it.

Councilman Soos thanked the Township of Union for their timely response in cleaning some of  our catch basins.

MEETING OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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

ADJOURNMENT

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

Colosimo and carried, that the meeting be adjourned to the call of the chair.

8:20 P.M.

                                                                                               

Respectfully submitted,

                                                                                                Hedy Lipke

                                                                                                Borough Clerk



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