Council Minutes from 7/13/2005
 

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

ROLL CALL

Roll Call at 8:00 P.M. showed the following Council Members present:  Peter Corvelli, Carmela Colosimo, Ed Galasso, Alan Jankunas and Robert Taylor. Fred Soos 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 Colosimo, seconded by Jankunas and carried, the Work Session Meeting of June 21 and the Regular Meeting of June 22 and the Special Meeting of June 28, 2005  be dispensed with and approved as submitted.  (Copies furnished each Council Member prior to the meeting.)

PRESENTATION

Mayor David presented a check to Municipal Flag Design Contest Winner, Ashley Dotter.

COMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS

  1. Thank you received from Dorothy Butler and Barbara Morison for use of  Wood Park on June 16th for the Senior Citizen Picnic and commending Paulette Drogon for coordinating the event.
  2. Notice of Public Hearing from the County of Union to discuss diversion of Green Acres property for storm sewer pipes and outflows into the Rahway River in Cranford.  Hearings are: August 8th at 7 PM in the Cranford Municipal Building and on September 1st at 6:30 PM in the Freeholders Meeting Room, Elizabeth.
  3. Special Council Meetings have been scheduled for July 27th at 7 PM to award bids for Firehouse Elevator and Generator and for August 3rd at 7 PM for Hearings on four Bond Ordinances.

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

REPORTS

  1. Municipal Court Report for the month of June, 2005.
  2. Police Department Report for the month of June, 2005.
  3. Construction Department Report for the month of June, 2005.
  4. Borough Clerk’s Report for the month of June, 2005.
  5. Rahway Valley Sewerage Authority Meeting Minutes for May 19, 2005.

REPORT OF COMMITTEES

MAYOR’S REPORT

Mayor David thanked the Corporate Sponsors, Pride in Kenilworth Committee and all those who helped make the Fireworks such a great success.

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE

Councilman Corvelli stated Craig Griffin was hired as PT Financial Officer for 30 hours a week.

The Borough is still awaiting word whether we qualify for extraordinary aid.

 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

Councilman Jankunas reported work on the crosswalks and grass pick up is running smoothly.

 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

Councilwoman Colosimo had nothing to report.

DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING, ZONING, AND ORDINANCES

Councilman Soos was absent.  Councilwoman Colosimo explained to Councilman Galasso why both boilers at the Library needed to be replaced.

DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION, ECOLOGY, LIGHTING AND FIRE

Councilman Taylor reported the following:

·      Summer Parks Program is doing well.

·      Swim night is scheduled for the Raindate of July 20th at 8 PM.

·      The Borough has received an application for a Recreation Trust Fund to improve our parks.

·      Special meeting is scheduled for the Fire Department Elevator and Generator.

·      The Carnival is scheduled for August 15th to August 20th .

·      Randy Levchuk has been appointed Fire Inspector.

Councilman Taylor read the following letter into the minutes:

Dear Kenilworth Rescue Squad:

My family would like to thank you for being there for our mom, Rochelle Stieger on the night of Thursday, May 19th.  We are so grateful to you for your prompt and compassionate response to our mother accident.  You are truly wonderful, aside from a broken clavicle, multiple bumps, bruises and cuts our mom is doing well.  Thanks again from our hearts for being there for our mom and us during this frightening time.

Sincerely,

John & Debbie Berannan

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 14 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 Corvelli.  Upon roll call the vote was “Yes”, Colosimo, Corvelli, Jankunas, and Taylor.  “No”, Galasso.

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 Municipal Finance Officer be authorized to pay necessary bills

prior to the next regularly scheduled Council Meeting on August 24, 2005.  

RESOLUTION NO. 3

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That Randy J. Levchuk be appointed Fire Inspector on the Kenilworth Fire Prevention Bureau as of July 13, 2005.

RESOLUTION NO. 4

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

           

#838    Knights of Columbus Council #4186 on November 10, 2005 at 191

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

#839    Kenilworth Historical Society on August 13, 2005 at North 22nd Street Parking Lot, Kenilworth, NJ  for a 50/50 On-Premise Raffle.

#840    David Brearley MS/HS PTO on November 8 & 22, 2005,  December

6 & 20, 2005 and January 3, 17, & 31, 2006 at 401 Monroe Avenue, Kenilworth, NJ for a Calendar Lottery Raffle.

RESOLUTION NO. 5

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That the Prevention Maintenance Contract for the HVAC Equipment at the Kenilworth Senior Citizen Building with CorrecTemp, Inc. be renewed for the period of

July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006 at a cost of $1,138.00.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 6

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s appointment of CRAIG J. GRIFFIN as Part Time Financial Officer for the Borough of Kenilworth with approval by the DCA, 20 hours a week over three days, including meetings at a salary of $30,000 a year, CFO courses included with 80 average or above and contingent upon signing a blanket resignation good for a year be and the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 7

Resolution appears on the following page.  (Authorizing Mayor & Borough Clerk to execute an

                      Agreement with the County of Union to modify the Interlocal Services Agreement)

           

RESOLUTION NO. 8

           

Resolution appears on the following page.  (Accepting a grant of $50,000 for Local Library Aid

                                                                     and authorizing the Mayor to execute said agreement)      

RESOLUTION NO. 9

Resolution appears on the following page.  (Accepting a Statewide Livable Communities-Capital            

improvement Grant in the amount of $190,000 and authorizing the Mayor to execute said agreement.)

RESOLUTION NO. 10

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

           

RESOLUTION NO. 11

Resolution appears on the following page.  (Refund Tax Sale Certificate #05-0004)

RESOLUTION NO. 12

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That In-n-Out Glass & Showers, Elizabeth, NJ  07701, be authorized to “Furnish & install two (2) new windows & remove & dispose of existing window system” at the Health/Recreation Building at a cost of $3,850, as per attached quote.

RESOLUTION NO. 13

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That AAA-ABLE, 623 Eagle Rock Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052, be authorized to “Replace two (2) Boilers” in the Kenilworth Public Library at a cost of $12,800.13, as per attached quote.

RESOLUTION NO. 14

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That Don Fraser, Esq., be authorized to represent the Borough of Kenilworth in the Kenilworth Inn Sign Matter contingent upon no conflict.

ORDINANCES & RESOLUTIONS

Proposed Ordinance No. 2005-11 was read for first reading as follows: (Copy attached)

2005-11

A BOND ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING VARIOUS ROAD IMPROVEMENTS IN, BY AND FOR THE BOROUGH OF KENILWORTH, IN THE COUNTY OF UNION, NEW JERSEY APPROPRIATING AN AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $770,100 THEREFOR AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF NOT EXCEEDING $598,595 IN AGGREGATE PRINCIPLE AMOUNT OF BONDS OR NOTES TO FINANCE PART OF THE COST THEREOF.

Mayor David stated this Ordinance funds this years capital road improvements.

RESOLUTION NO. 15

Introduced by Jankunas who also moved its adoption.

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That Proposed Ordinance No. 2005-11, be and the same is hereby passed on first reading and ordered published for final hearing on August 3, 2005.

Seconded by Corvelli and on roll call unanimously carried.

Proposed Ordinance No. 2005-12 was read for first reading as follows: (Copy attached)

AN ASSESSMENT BOND ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS CONSISTING OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF 640 LINEAR FEET OF NEW CURBS ALONG NORTH 15TH STREET FROM NORTH 14TH STREET TO LAFAYETTE AVENUE, 310 LINEAR FEET OF NEW CURBS ALONG COMMONWEALTH ROAD FROM PARK DRIVE TO NEW CONSTRUCTION LIMIT, 1,040 LINEAR FEET OF NEW CURBS ALONG NORTH 22ND STREET FROM OAK STREET TO MONROE AVENUE AND 420 LINEAR FEET OF NEW CURBS ALONG PEMBROOK DRIVE FROM SHERWOOD ROAD TO NEW CONSTRUCTION LIMIT, IN BY AND FOR THE BOROUGH OF KENILWORTH, IN THE COUNTY OF UNION, NEW JERSEY, APPROPRIATING AN AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $91,200 THEREFOR AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF NOT EXCEEDING $86,640 IN AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF BONDS OR NOTES TO FINANCE PART OF THE COST THEREOF AND DIRECTING A SPECIAL ASSESSMENT OF THE COST THEREOF.

Mayor David explained that this Ordinance is for curb assessments for the streets being reconstructed.

RESOLUTION NO. 16

Introduced by Jankunas who also moved its adoption.

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That Proposed Ordinance No. 2005-12, be and the same is hereby passed on first reading and ordered published for final hearing on August 3, 2005.

Seconded by Corvelli and on roll call unanimously carried.

Proposed Ordinance No. 2005-13 was read for first reading as follows: (Copy attached)

A BOND ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE PERFORMANCE OF A STUDY FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONDUCTING A SANITARY SEWER CAPITAL MAINTENANCE PROGRAM IN, BY AND FOR THE BOROUGH OF KENILWORTH, IN THE COUNTY OF UNION, NEW JERSEY, APPROPRIATING AN AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $53,000 THEREFOR AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF NOT EXCEEDING $50,350 IN AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF BONDS OR NOTES TO FINANCE PART OF THE COST THEREOF.

Mayor David stated this Ordinance funds a sanitary sewer capital maintenance program.

RESOLUTION NO. 17

Introduced by Jankunas who also moved its adoption.

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That Proposed Ordinance No. 2005-13, be and the same is hereby passed on first reading and ordered published for final hearing on August 3, 2005.

Seconded by Corvelli and on roll call unanimously carried.

Proposed Ordinance No. 2005-14 was read for first reading as follows:  (Copy attached)

A BOND ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING STORM DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS TO VARIOUS STREETS IN, BY AND FOR THE BOROUGH OF KENILWORTH, IN THE COUNTY OF UNION, NEW JERSEY, APPROPRIATING AN AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $80,000 THEREFOR AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF NOT EXCEEDING $76,000 IN AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF BONDS OR NOTES TO FINANCE PART OF THE COST THEREOF.

RESOLUTION NO. 18

Introduced by Jankunas who also moved its adoption.

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That Proposed Ordinance No. 2005-14, be and the same is hereby passed on first reading and ordered published for final hearing on August 3, 2005.

Seconded by Corvelli and on roll call unanimously carried.

 

GENERAL BUSINESS

Councilman Galasso’s reason for voting “no” on the consent agenda was because the Planning Board Attorney was not representing the Borough on the Kenilworth Inn Sign matter. 

Harvey Fruchter stated that the Attorney assigned to this matter is in fact the Planning Board Attorney.

Mayor David wished everyone a good summer.

Councilwoman Colosimo asked for a moment of silence for those victims and their families involved in the bombings in London.

MEETING OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 Ms. DePalma, Quinton Avenue, asked what the town was doing about illegal apartments.

Mayor David stated that the recent Zoning Inspector is very proactive inspecting and at times issuing summons.

Attorney Fruchter mentioned that a future ordinance will address inspection of illegal apartments.

Councilman Corvelli excused himself from the meeting.

Mr. Mancino, North 24th Street addressed the following:

·        Requesting Police assistance with the dumping of items on his private property.

·        Suggested weekly bulletins for the Summer Parks Program.

·        Requested the Borough apply for grants for the school.

·        Spoke to the County to inspect road cuts after work is completed.

·        Suggested a height requirement to eliminate high risers in town.

·        Requested that contractor’s should submit a performance bond & certificate of insurance when applying for permits.

·        Painting parking spaces on North 14th Street to designate parking.

·        Suggested a letter be sent to PSE&G regarding the debris left by the poles.

Mr. Kaelin, Summit Avenue, submitted a letter to request his street be paved sometime in the near future.

Mr. Scorese, North 11th Street, requested someone inspect the condition of his street and possibly be added to the list of future road improvements. (Photos were submitted)

Councilwoman Colosimo advised that she would inspect.

Ms. Laucius, North 11th Street, also requested her street be improved.

Mr. Grimaldi, North 11th Street, addressed the following:

             

·        Repairing his street.

·        Parking problems on 14th Street.

·        Suggested a right turn & left turn lane onto the Boulevard.

·        Needs enforcement at National Tool regarding idled trucks.

·        Complaint regarding garbage can cover removal by workers.

Mr. Grimaldi, North 14th Street, praised the fireworks celebration and encouraged a motorcycle run, food vendors and attractions for next years celebration.

ADJOURNMENT

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

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

9:10 P.M.

                                                                                    Respectfully submitted,

                                                                        Hedy Lipke

                                                                                    Borough Clerk



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