Council Minutes from 8/24/2005
 

REGULAR MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF KENILWORTH  HELD ON WEDNESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 24, 2005.  MAYOR DAVID PRESIDED.

ROLL CALL

Roll Call at 8:00 P.M. showed the following Council Members present:  Peter Corvelli, Carmela Colosimo, Fred Soos, and Robert Taylor. Alan Jankunas and Ed Galasso were 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 July 12;

the Regular Meeting of July 13; the Special Meeting of July 27; the Special Meeting of August 3; and the Special Meeting of August 10, 2005  be dispensed with and approved as submitted.  (Copies furnished each Council Member prior to the meeting.)

COMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS

  1. Letter from Albert Stender, Esq. confirming his resignation as Municipal Prosecutor as of September 1, 2005.
  2. Petition given to Council at the Council Meeting of July 13, 2005 from residents of the 700 Block of Summit Avenue asking that the street be repaved.
  3. Photo’s submitted to Council at the Council Meeting of July 13, 2005 by a resident of North 11th Street showing the poor condition of the street.
  4. One bid was received on August 16, 2005 for “Standby Generator for Firehouse” from Cummins Metropower = $23,975.

It was moved by Corvelli, seconded by Taylor 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 July, 2005.
  2. Construction Department Report for the month of July, 2005.
  3. Borough Clerk’s Report for the month of July, 2005.
  4. Kenilworth Board of Education Meeting Minutes for June, 2005.

 

 

REPORT OF COMMITTEES

MAYOR’S REPORT

Mayor David read the following letters into the minutes:

Dear Mayor David,

Through you I would like to express my thanks to Zoning Enforcement Officer, Joseph Limma on the expedient and caring way he handled my concern of dead branches on my neighbors tree and preventing possible property damage and personal injury.

Respectfully yours,

Diane Moss

Dear Mayor David,

I am very thankful to have received the Pride in Kenilworth Award.  This Award is an honor and greatly appreciated by both my family and myself.  Thank you for selecting me as a recipient and assisting me in my college education.

Sincerely,

Gabriel Garina

Comcast PBA channel has moved from channel 13 to channel 94.

DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE

Councilman Corvelli stated a finance meeting needs to be scheduled.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

Councilman Jankunas was absent.

 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

Councilwoman Colosimo mentioned a traffic study done on North 14th Street in addition to line stripping and bus parking spots. 

Councilwoman Colosimo read the following letter into the minutes:

Dear Chief Dowd,

This letter is written to commend your Officer Scanielo who exhibited very high degree of professionalism when called upon by our medical office.  We had an attempted burglary at our office sometime over the weekend and when called Officer Scanielo responded promptly put on his examination gloves, examined the evidence of the burglary and took a full report including names, addresses, etc. He was polite, professional and a credit to our superb police force here in Kenilworth, NJ.  We thank him for his professional response.

Yours truly,

Dr. Andrea J. Frank & Alan Rosenberg

DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING, ZONING, AND ORDINANCES

Councilman Soos reported the following:

·        Bids due on pumping station and 2005 roads

·        Jenicar was advised on needed road repairs

·        Working on drainage problems & soccer field installation at DiMario Park

·        HVAC project has been finalized

·        Window repair at Recreation Center

·        Boiler installation at Library

DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION, ECOLOGY, LIGHTING AND FIRE

Councilman Taylor reported the following:

·      Awarding Standby Generator at Firehouse

·      Appointments to the Volunteer Fire Department

·      Fire Prevention Week on October 9-15

·      Open House to be scheduled

·      Participation in the Octoberfest

·      Hepatitis B re-screening for members

·      Asbestos awareness classes scheduled

·      Firehouse renovations progressing

·      Proceeding with ladder truck repairs

·      1st responder training begins in September

Councilman Taylor read the following letter into the minutes:

Dear Kenilworth Rescue Squad:

On behalf of the Library Board and its staff at the Kenilworth Public Library, I want to thank you for your generous donation.  The Library’s 2005 Summer Reading Program our cash free tricky tray has proven to be a  very successful incentive to get children and teens to read. 

Sincerely,

Dale Spindel

Councilman Taylor commended the Fire Department for responding to the fire at Clark during the Carnival.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION AND WELFARE

Councilman Galasso was absent.  Mayor David reported the Michael Vitale Healthfair is scheduled for September 17, 2005.  There was a great turnout at the cash free tricky tray last week and the Mayor commended the Library for all their hard work.

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 Soos moved that all items under Consent Agenda be approved, seconded by Council Member Taylor.  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

Resolution appears on the following page. (Refund Tax Sale Certificate #05-0010)

 

 

RESOLUTION NO. 3

Resolution appears on the following page.  (Compensation for Justin Marranca)

 

RESOLUTION NO. 4

            WHEREAS, at a Closed Session Meeting of the Governing Body on July 27, 2005, Albert Stender announced his pending retirement as Municipal Prosecutor as of August 31, 2005 and submitted his written resignation on August 2, 2005 confirming this.

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Governing Body accepts the resignation of Albert Stender as an employee and appoints his as an unpaid, volunteer Municipal Prosecutor as of September 1, 2005 and until further notice.

RESOLUTION NO. 5

Resolution appears on the following page.  (Neri Liquor License Renewal)

RESOLUTION NO. 6

PLACE TO PLACE LIQUOR LICENSE TRANSFER

            WHEREAS, an application has been filed for a Place-to-Place Transfer of Plenary Retail Consumption License #2008-44-012-003,  issued to PA & SA, Inc. for premises hererofore located at 870 Boulevard – Unit 6, Kenilworth, NJ;  and

            WHEREAS, the submitted application form is complete in all respects, the transfer fees have been paid, and the license has been properly renewed for the current license term

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Governing Body of the Borough of Kenilworth does hereby approve, effective August 24, 2005, the Place-to-Place transfer of the aforesaid Plenary Retail Distribution licensed premises, from its former location at 870 Boulevard – Unit 6, Kenilworth, NJ, to its new location at 870 Boulevard – Unit 1, Kenilworth, NJ, and does hereby direct the Municipal Clerk to endorse the license certificate as follows:

“This license, subject to all of its terms and conditions, is hereby transferred to premises located at 870 Boulevard – Unit 1, Kenilworth, New Jersey.”

 

RESOLUTION NO. 7

           

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

“Standby Generator for Firehouse”,  and Cummins Metropower, Inc., 41-85 Doremus Avenue,

Newark, N.J. 07105 having submitted the lowest responsible bid as follows:

                       

                                                TOTAL BID             

                                                $23,975.00                

           NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED,  that the contract for “Standby Generator

for Firehouse” is awarded to Cummins Metropower Inc., Newark, N.J. 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 Finance Officer of the Borough of Kenilworth.

RESOLUTION NO. 8

           

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That the following be appointed Probationary Firemen on the Kenilworth Volunteer Fire Department as of August 24, 2005:

            ARMINIO P. LOFFA

            SHELLY A. TRUKOWSKI

            SHAWN D. KELLY

            JOSEPH GIORGIO

           

RESOLUTION NO. 9

Resolution appears on the following page.  (Support of renewal of NJ Transportation Trust Fund

                                      and increased dedication for local aid)             

RESOLUTION NO. 10

Resolution appears on the following page.  (Opposing S-2118)                          

           

GENERAL BUSINESS

Councilwoman Colosimo mentioned the Kenilworth Communitywide Garage Sale on

September 10-11, 2005.

 

 

 

MEETING OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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

·        Procedures to join the Communitywide Garage Sale

·        Questioned repercussions to Councilman Galasso’s absenteeism

·        Commended Council on lowering the tax rate to 7.5 points

·        Complaint regarding the Carnival

·        Questioned the Borough’s anticipated tax revenue

·        Commended the line stripping on North 14th Street and suggested enforcement of idled buses at designated parking

·        Recommended designated School Zones

·        Interview with ABC Nightline regarding high risers in Kenilworth

Mrs. Lang, North 13th Street, requested options for children crossing from the end of North 13th Street to the Harding School. 

Councilwoman Colosimo will discuss with the Police Chief.

Mrs. Lang also asked her street be considered for future paving.

Councilman Soos advised that North 13th is currently on the future road improvement list.

Mr. Aiolo, Carnegie Avenue, requested his street be paved.

Councilman Soos stated that Carnegie Avenue will be paved sometime in the future.

ADJOURNMENT

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

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

8:35 P.M.

                                                                                    Respectfully submitted,

                                                                        Hedy Lipke

                                                                                    Borough Clerk



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