Council Minutes from 1/26/2005
 

REGULAR MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF KENILWORTH  HELD ON WEDNESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 26, 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. Edward 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 Taylor and carried, the Work Session Meeting of January 11 and the Regular Council Meeting of January 12, 2005 be dispensed with and approved as submitted.  (Copies furnished each Council Member prior to the meeting.)

PRESENTATION

Presentations of checks to the 2004 Holiday Decorating Contest winners:

Pat Guida – 15 North 24th Street; Paul Perrette – 222 North 24th Street; Pat Manee, Jr. – 660 Summit Avenue; Ervin Braun – 128 Park Drive; Gary Hornig – 682 Bloomingdale Avenue and Linda Miller – 204 North 17th Street.

COMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS

  1. Notice of Order to Comply from PEOSH citing violations at the Firehouse for “Unsafe or Unhealthy Working Conditions”.
  2. Kenilworth’s Year 2005 Assessment received from Rahway Valley Sewerage Authority - $553,782 which is $44,157 higher than the 2004 Assessment.
  3. Letter from Union County Prosecutor regarding the need for training of all Municipal Prosecutors.
  4. Check received from Comcast in the amount of $24,950.83 for use of municipal rights-of-way (franchise fees) for year 2004.

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

REPORTS

           

1.      Rahway Valley Sewerage Authority Meeting Minutes of December 16, 2004.

 

REPORT OF COMMITTEES

MAYOR’S REPORT

Mayor David reported the County will conduct a census of homeless people in order to appropriate grants and funding.  The Department of Transportation approved a $140,000 grant to repave North 19th Street.  The Facilities Committee has been established to deal with overcrowding at Borough Hall will meet on February 2, 2005.

DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE

Councilman Corvelli reported meeting with all department heads in preparation for our budget and we will be submitting an application for Extraordinary Aid.  The Borough’s rate of tax collection has increased.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

Councilman Jankunas reported that Dan Ryan and the Department of Public Works did a great job with snow removal.  The residents should try to keep their cars off the street to allow the roads to be cleared.

 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

Councilwoman Colosimo stated that the Municipal Court will begin sessions of day court in several months.  The Police Department, Fire Department and DPW were commended for their work on the recent storm.

 

DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING, ZONING, AND ORDINANCES

Councilman Soos reported HVAC duct work started on Monday.  The clock in front of Borough Hall is operable and set by satellite.  An ordinance will pass to approve the Library leak repair.  The 2004 capital improvement projects are closing.  The DPW, Fire Department and Police Department were thanked for a job well done.

 DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION, ECOLOGY, LIGHTING AND FIRE

Councilman Taylor commended the Fire Department, Police Department and DPW on handling the storm.  Chief Giordino reported status on the stipend program, progress on the building and a plan to address the PEOSH violations.  The Recreation Committee had a reorganization meeting and will implement background checks on Recreation Coaches and Board Members.  The Fire Department has appointed five Probationary Firemen.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION AND WELFARE

Councilman Galasso was absent.  Councilwoman Colosimo mentioned the joint meeting with the Board of Education is scheduled for February 2, 2005.  Councilman Taylor mentioned the appointment of Kathy Moschitta to the Local Assistance Board.

 

BILLS

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

 

 

 

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA

Resolutions No. 1 thru 9 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

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Borough Clerk be authorized to issue the following Raffle Licenses:

           

                        #812    St. Theresa’s Home School Association on March 19, 2005 at

                                    St. Theresa’s Church, 540 Washington Avenue, Kenilworth, NJ for a

                                    On-Premise Mdse Raffle.

 

                        #813    St. Theresa’s Home School Association on March 19, 2005 at

                                    St. Theresa’s Church, 540 Washington Avenue, Kenilworth, NJ for a

                                    50/50 On-Premise Raffle.

                                                             

                        #814            St. Theresa’s Home School Association on March 19, 2005 at

                                    St. Theresa’s Church, 540 Washington Avenue, Kenilworth, NJ for a

                                    50/50 Off-Premise Raffle.

                        #815            David Brearley MS/HS PTO on March 4, 2005 at David Brearley HS,

                                    401 Monroe Avenue, Kenilworth, NJ for a 50/50 Off-Premise Raffle.

RESOLUTION NO. 3

            Be It Hereby Resolved:   That the purchase of one 2005 Ford Super Duty F450 Mason Dump Truck with Snowplow Package at a cost of $37,400.00 for the Kenilworth Public Works Department from WARNOCK FLEET, INC., East Hanover, NJ – STATE CONTRACT #A61119, is hereby approved.

 

 

 

RESOLUTION NO. 4

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the contract for “Preventative Maintenance for the Elevator at the Senior Citizen Center” be awarded to ZIP SYSTEMS, INC. for a three year period from January, 2005 to January, 2007.

                        Cost:  $178.00 per month;  $2,136.00 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. 5

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That the following be appointed Probationary Firemen on the Kenilworth Volunteer Fire Department as of January 4, 2005:

            Timothy W. Velazquez

            Jeffrey L. Koeck Jr.

            Thomas M. Matusiefsky

            Dwayne T. Bell

            Michael J. Kaczor

           

RESOLUTION NO. 6

            Be It Hereby Resolved:   That Resolution No.3, dated December 1, 2004 authorizing Grandview Waterproofing, Inc. to perform the “Kenilworth Library Leak Repair” project be rescinded.

            Be It Further Resolved:  That upon the recommendation of the Borough Engineer, the quote for “Kenilworth Library Leak Repair” submitted by Allstate Environmental, LLC, in the amount of $6,500.00 be accepted and that Allstate Environmental, LLC be authorized to perform the “Library Leak Repair”.

RESOLUTION NO. 7

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s appointment of  KATHLEEN MOSCHITTA

as a member of the Local Assistance Board for a four (4) year term, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 8

                                                           

            Be it Hereby Resolved:  That Officer MICHAEL SCANIELO, having completed his one year probationary period and upon the recommendation of Police Chief William Dowd, be appointed a permanent police officer in the Kenilworth Police Department.                                                    

 

 

 

RESOLUTION NO. 9

Resolution appears on the following page. (Congratulating the Kenilworth Library on their successful “Check-Out Challenge” Program.

Mayor David read the resolutions for Michael Scanielo for his appointment as a permanent officer and the Library on their successful “Check-Out Challenge” Program.

GENERAL BUSINESS

No one desiring to be heard.

MEETING OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

No one desiring to be heard.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

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

Taylor 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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