Council Minutes from 4/13/2005
 

REGULAR MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF KENILWORTH  HELD ON WEDNESDAY EVENING, APRIL 13, 2005.  MAYOR DAVID PRESIDED.

ROLL CALL

Roll Call at 8:00 P.M. showed the following Council Members present:   Peter Corvelli, Ed Galasso, Alan Jankunas, Fred Soos and Robert Taylor.  Carmela Colosimo 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 March 22 and the Regular Meeting of March 23, 2005 be dispensed with and approved as submitted.  (Copies furnished each Council Member prior to the meeting.)

COMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS

  1. Letter from Kathleen Ford, 124 No. Michigan Avenue, expressing gratitude and admiration to the Police Department and the Rescue Squad for their response to a recent medical emergency.
  2. Letter from Mark Bistis, Chairman, Kenilworth Chamber of Commerce, informing that the Kenilworth Chamber and Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce will be designing new banners for the Boulevard which they will market and install and asking permission to hang the banners.
  3. Invitation from the Kenilworth Historical Society to participate in a “Community Focus Group Meeting” on April 22nd at 7 PM at the Kenilworth Veteran’s Center preceded by tours of the Nitschke House beginning at 5:30 PM.

 

REPORTS

1.                  Police Department Report for the month of March, 2005.

2.                  Construction Department Report for the month of March, 2005.

3.                  Borough Clerk’s Report for the month of March, 2005.

4.                  Kenilworth Board of Education Meeting Minutes for the month of February, 2005.

5.                  Rahway Valley Sewerage Authority Meeting Minutes of February 10 & 17, 2005.

 

REPORT OF COMMITTEES

MAYOR’S REPORT

Mayor David reported the Borough will be receiving the following grants:

            Clean Communities Grant                $6,736.49

            Library Roof Replacement/ramp            $50,000

            Borough Hall Expansion                     $190,000

 

DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE

Councilman Corvelli stated they had a capital budget meeting to discuss this years spending. Mr. Hampp has been appointed  to the position of Senior Citizen Handyman.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

Councilman Jankunas reported the DPW is working on potholes.  The bid for curbside collection and disposal of grass clippings was awarded to Great Northern Recycling, Inc. Bulky waste pickup is scheduled in April.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

Councilwoman Colosimo was absent.

DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING, ZONING, AND ORDINANCES

Councilman Soos reported the following updates:

1.      The HVAC project should be done by mid-May

2.      Library leak repair in progress

3.      Working on the flooding problems on Fairfield Avenue and also the Boulevard

DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION, ECOLOGY, LIGHTING AND FIRE

Councilman Taylor reported the Board of Education granted permission to use the school grounds for the summer parks program. The County will be providing backstops to the Borough at no cost.  There are two new appointments to the Fire Department.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION AND WELFARE

Councilman Galasso had nothing to report. 

BILLS

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

 

CONSENT AGENDA

Resolutions No. 1 thru 11 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 License:

           

#825    Kenilworth Historical Society on April 23, 2005 at St. Theresa’s Parking Lot – North 22nd Street, Kenilworth, NJ for a 50/50 On-Premise Raffle.

#826    Kenilworth Historical Society on May 14, 2005 at 33 South 21st Street, Kenilworth, NJ for a 50/50 On-Premise Raffle.

#827   Kenilworth Rotary Club on May 6, 2005 at 401 Monroe Avenue, Kenilworth, NJ  for a Merchandise Raffle.

#828  Kenilworth Rotary Club on May 6, 2005 at 401 Monroe Avenue, Kenilworth, NJ for a 50/50 On-Premise Raffle.

                       

                        #829  Kenilworth Little League on June 18, 2005 at 239 North 14th Street,

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

                       

 

RESOLUTION NO. 3

Resolution appears on the following page.  (Submission of 2004 Tonnage Grant Application and

                                                                         designating Daniel Ryan as Recycling Coordinator)

RESOLUTION NO. 4

Resolution appears on the following page.  (Awarding the contract for Procurement of Gas)

 

 

RESOLUTION NO. 5

Resolution appears on the following page.  (Temporary Budget Amendment)

                                                                                   

RESOLUTION NO. 6

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That the following be appointed Probationary Firemen on the Kenilworth Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad as of April 13, 2005:

STEVEN RIVERA

ROBERT W. CORSON

                       

RESOLUTION NO. 7

Resolution appears on the following page.  (Redemption of Tax Sale Certificate #03-003)

                                                                                   

RESOLUTION NO. 8

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

Chief of Police, ROBERT HAMPP be employed as a Part Time Senior Citizen Handyman

effective 4/13/05 at a rate of $15.00 per hour for the Community Development Senior Citizen

Handyman Program Grant.

RESOLUTION NO. 9

WHEREAS,  the Borough of Kenilworth advertised for the receipt of bids for the

“Curbside Collection and Disposal of Grass Clippings for a Three Year Period and Great Northern Recycling, Inc., Hazlet, NJ,  having submitted a bid as follows:

            Total for 3 year period             $147,550

2005                                $47,970

2006                                $49,010

2007                                $50,570

2008                                $51,090   *Optional 4th year

           

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED  that the contract for “Curbside Collection and Disposal of Grass Clippings for Three Year Period” be awarded to Great Northern Recycling, Inc. and the Borough Attorney is authorized to draw up the necessary contract and the Mayor and Borough Clerk are authorized to sign said contract.

            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 for this expenditure is:

#5-01-26-775-000 

RESOLUTION NO. 10

Resolution appears on the following page.  (Awarding Bid for Tree and Arboreal

Maintenance Service)

RESOLUTION NO. 11

WHEREAS,  Myasthenia Gravis is a neuro-muscular disease striking children and adults, affecting control of voluntary muscles and afflicting several hundred of our fellow new Jerseyans; and

WHEREAS,  the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, Inc. is a non-profit organization founded, “to facilitate the timely diagnosis and optimal care of individuals affected by myasthenia gravis and closely related disorders, and to improve their lives through programs of patient services, public information, medical research, professional education, advocacy, and patient care”; and

WHEREAS,  Myasthenia Gravis is the most common neuromuscular disorder affecting the residents of New Jersey; and

WHEREAS,  it is fitting to recognize the many physicians who demonstrate an untiring effort to treat this disease and search for a cure;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, MAYOR G       REGG F. DAVID, Mayor of the Borough of Kenilworth, do hereby proclaim        

    JUNE 2005

MYASTHENIA GRAVIS AWARENESS MONTH

in the Borough of Kenilworth.

RESOLUTION NO. 12

Resolution appears on the following page. (Renewal of the liquor license for the  2004-2005   

                                     term of Ross Brothers II, LLC due to the granting of a  special ruling)

Introduced by Soos who also moved its adoption. Seconded by Jankunas. On roll call Corvelli, Galasso, Jankunas, and Soos “yes”. Taylor “abstained”.

ORDINANCES & RESOLUTIONS

Proposed Ordinance No. 2005-06 was read for second and final reading as follows: (Copy  

                                                                                      appears in minutes of March 9, 2005)

2005-06

AN ORDINANCE ADDING A CHAPTER 7 TO THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF KENILWORTH – DEPARTMENTAL STRUCTURES.

Mayor David mentioned this Ordinance establishes a Table of Organization for the DPW and the Police Department. 

Mayor David opened the meeting to the public. 

No one desiring to he heard, the meeting was closed to the public.

RESOLUTION NO.13

Introduced by Jankunas who also moved its adoption.

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That Proposed Ordinance No. 2005-06, be and the same is hereby passed on second and final reading and ordered published according to law.

Seconded by Soos and on roll call unanimously carried.

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

Councilman Taylor abstained from Resolution No. 12 due to a conflict of interest.

MEETING OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Mrs. Fuggett, North 6th Street, requested permission from the Council to remove and replace a tree in front of her home.

The Mayor would like to see something in writing regarding the condition of the tree before they make a decision.

 

A motion to go into Closed Session to discuss a personnel matter was made by Soos and seconded by Jankunas.

CLOSED SESSION

Return to Open Session

Mayor David stated an emergency personnel matter was discussed in Closed and no action was taken.

ADJOURNMENT

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

8:40 P.M.

                                                                                                Respectfully submitted,

                                                                                                Hedy Lipke

                                                                                                Borough Clerk



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