Council Minutes from 2/23/2005
 

REGULAR MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF KENILWORTH  HELD ON WEDNESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 23, 2005.  ACTING MAYOR COLOSIMO 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 and Mayor David were absent.

Acting Mayor Colosimo read the requirements of the Open Public Meetings Act.

The Salute to the Flag was led by Acting Mayor Colosimo.

MINUTES

It was moved by Soos, seconded by Taylor and carried, the Work Session Meeting of February

8 and the Regular Meeting of February 9, 2005 be dispensed with and approved as submitted.  (Copies furnished each Council Member prior to the meeting.)

COMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS

  1. Letter from Lucky Meadows, Davcon Justra, Inc., 740 Jefferson Ave., asking that two borough trees be removed.
  2. Letter from John & Patricia Fugett, 21 No. 6th Street, requesting permission to cut down a borough tree.
  3. Invitation to Mayor and Council from the Kenilworth Little League to attend their Opening Day Ceremony on April 16th  (raindate-April 17th).  Parade to start at 1 PM.
  4. Curb Assessment Hearings for five streets (Summit, Pembrook, Faitoute, Clinton and No. 12th) will be held at the March 23rd Council Meeting.
  5. There will be a Special Council Meeting on Tuesday, March 1st at 7:00 P.M. to introduce the 2005 Municipal Budget.

REPORT OF COMMITTEES

MAYOR’S REPORT

Mayor David was absent nothing to report.

 

DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE

Councilman Corvelli stated that the budget will be introduced on March 1st and we will be applying for Extraordinary Aid.  The budget is not final and will continue to be evaluated.  The Senior Citizen Handyman will be replaced pending a background check.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

Councilman Jankunas reported the DPW is working on snow removal, blacktopping, pot holes, repairing manhole covers, sewer maintenance and brush pick up.  The Department did a good job with the recent snow removal.  The DEP reported our paperwork on storm sewer cleaning and storm water run off was in excellent condition.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

Acting Mayor Colosimo had nothing to report.

DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING, ZONING, AND ORDINANCES

Councilman Soos reported the following updates:

1.      The HVAC project should be completed by March.

2.      Awaiting prices on the Recreation project.

3.      Library leak repair will begin next week.

4.      2004 roads have met all core specifications.

5.      The DPW will soon be placing signs on Sheridan Avenue.

6.      Working on closing a couple of outstanding projects.

7.      Getting prices to outsource cleaning Borough catch basins.

8.      The Curb Assessments are for streets done years ago.  In the future streets will be assessed the following year.

9.      We are in receipt of the following grants: 

Library Elevator                                                $50,000

Chronic Illness Program                                    $2,400

Senior Citizen Program Coordinator                  $8,780

                        Senior Citizen Handyman Program                    $4,000

10.  The Planning Board will introduce an ordinance pertaining to property maintenance between the curb and the property line.

DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION, ECOLOGY, LIGHTING AND FIRE

Councilman Taylor had nothing to report.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION AND WELFARE

Councilman Galasso was absent.  Acting Mayor Colosimo reported a Senior Citizen continental breakfast scheduled for February 26th at the VFW to discuss various programs.  The Board of Education joint meeting is scheduled for March 16th to discuss the school budget.  Councilman Soos reported a piece of vinyl siding fell off the top of the Library and will be replaced.

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 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:

#818    David Brearley Middle/High School PTO on April 9, 2005 at 401 Monroe Avenue, Kenilworth, NJ for a 50/50 On-Premise Raffle.

#819    David Brearley Middle/High School PTO on April 9, 2005 at 401 Monroe Avenue, Kenilworth, NJ for a Merchandise Raffle.

RESOLUTION NO. 3

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That upon successful completion of a background check by the

Chief of Police, RICHARD CIANI be employed as a Part Time Senior Citizen Handyman

effective 2/23/05 at a rate of $15.00 per hour for the Community Development Senior Citizen

Handyman Program Grant.

RESOLUTION NO. 4

WHEREAS, it has been found that payment of 2005 First 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

97                    15                    Countrywide Tax Service                      $1,071.38

                                                P.O. Box 10211 SV-24

                                                Van Nuys, CA  91410

           

                                                                       

 

CONSENT AGENDA (CONT)

RESOLUTION NO. 5

WHEREAS, it has been found that payment of 2005 First 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                         $2,152.60

                                                Refund Department MS 300

                                                1201 Elm St. Suite 400

                                                Dallas, Texas  75270

                                                Attn:  Barbara Kendrick

                                    (Cust#56537 Loan #1004634950)      

                                                                                   

RESOLUTION NO. 6

WHEREAS, it has been found that payment of 2005 First 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

17                    5                      Scott & Krista Swanson                       $1,373.88

                                                12 Upsala Court    

                                                Kenilworth, NJ  07033

                                                                       

RESOLUTION NO. 7

WHEREAS, it has been found that payment of 2005 First 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

52                    5                      Tommaso & Maria Pugliese                  $2,103.88

                                                109 No. 19th Street

                                    Kenilworth, NJ  07033

                                   

CONSENT AGENDA (CONT)

RESOLUTION NO. 8

WHEREAS, it has been found that payment of 2005 First 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

90                    4                      Ronald Grochocki                                $1,082.30

                                                c/o Marcy E. Gendel, Esq.

                                                99 Morris Avenue

            Springfield, NJ  07081

                                                                                                                                                           

RESOLUTION NO. 9

WHEREAS, it has been found that payment of 2005 First 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

90                    5                      Walter & Ellen Gutzan              $1,153.61

                                                48 Park Drive

Kenilworth, NJ  07033

           

RESOLUTION NO. 10

WHEREAS, it has been found that payment of 2005 First 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

162                  14                    William & Donna Lomonaco                 $868.38

                                                271 So. Michigan Avenue

Kenilworth, NJ  07033

                                                                                   

GENERAL BUSINESS

No General Business to be discussed.

MEETING OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Mrs. Klinder, No. 16th Street, would like to see a fence or barrier put up along 16th Street at the DPW yard.

Acting Mayor Colosimo stated that they have been trying to address that issue and will continue to find other options.

Mr. Kossor, No. 17th Street, along with other residents would like his street considered part of this years street improvements.

 

ADJOURNMENT

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

8:15 P.M.

                                                                                                Respectfully submitted,

                                                                                                Hedy Lipke

                                                                                                Borough Clerk



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