Council Minutes from 9/14/2005
 

REGULAR MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF KENILWORTH  HELD ON WEDNESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 14, 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 Corvelli and carried, the Work Session Meeting of August 23 and the Regular Meeting of August 24, 2005  be dispensed with and approved as submitted.  (Copies furnished each Council Member prior to the meeting.)

COMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS

  1. Letter from Joseph Finistrella, 43 Epping Drive, requesting permission to hold a Block Party on Epping Drive on Saturday, October 1, 2005.
  2. Invitation from the Columbus Parade Association of Union County to attend its Annual Christopher Columbus Celebration on Sunday, October 9, 2005.
  3. Letter from Shirley Boyden Maxwell, President, Kenilworth Historical Society, reporting the success of their recent Community-wide Garage Sale.

It was moved by Colosimo, 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. Police Department Reports for the months of July and August, 2005.
  2. Municipal Court Report for the month of August, 2005.
  3. Construction Department Report for the month of August, 2005.
  4. Borough Clerk’s Report for the month of August, 2005.
  5. Rahway Valley Sewerage Authority Meeting Minutes of June 16 and July 21, 2005.

 

REPORT OF COMMITTEES

MAYOR’S REPORT

Mayor David announced the Healthfair is scheduled on September 24, 2005 at Schering-Plough.

An open forum is scheduled on October 4, 2005 to discuss proposed changes to North 14th Street and Franklin Street.  A Facilities Committee meeting is scheduled on October 5, 2005.

DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE

Councilman Corvelli stated a finance meeting needs to be scheduled this week to finalize the salary ordinance.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

Councilman Jankunas was absent.  Mayor David announced bulky waste pick up is scheduled this month.

 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

Councilwoman Colosimo read the Police reports for the month of July and August.  The “Keep Kids Alive Campaign has started.  A large amount of water was collected for New Orleans and two of our Officers will be deployed to assist.  Thanks to all for participating in the 9-11 Memorial Services. 

DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING, ZONING, AND ORDINANCES

Councilman Soos reported the following:

·        Window was installed at the Recreation Center

·        Library boiler was installed and running

·        Working on DiMario Park estimates

·        2005 roads pre-construction meeting scheduled

·        Committee is addressing new zoning ordinances

DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION, ECOLOGY, LIGHTING AND FIRE

Councilman Taylor read the Fire report for the month of August.  No quorum at the last Recreation meeting.

 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION AND WELFARE

Councilman Galasso was absent. 

BILLS

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

 

CONSENT AGENDA

Resolutions No. 1 thru 8 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 Corvelli moved that all items under Consent Agenda be approved, seconded by Council Member Colosimo.  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 Mayor’s appointment of WILLIAM ZORICH  and DOMENICA LATORRE as Alternate School Crossing Guards for the year 2005, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 3

Resolution appears on the following page.  (Supporting “You Drink & Drive, You Lose

 2005 Enforcement Project”.)

RESOLUTION NO. 4

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

                        #841            St. Theresa’s Home School Association on October 17, 24 & 31, 2005.

                        November 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2005, December 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2005, January 2 & 9,

                        2006 at 540 Washington Avenue, Kenilworth, NJ  for a Calendar Lottery Raffle.

#842     Knight’s of Columbus Council 4186 on October 9, 2005 with a raindate of October 16, 2005 at Boulevard and 23rd Street, Kenilworth, NJ for Games of Amusement.

           

RESOLUTION NO. 5

Resolution appears on the following page.  (Fuel Cost CAP Exception)

RESOLUTION NO. 6

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

“2005 Capital Roadway Improvement Program”,  and Tomaro Contracting Co. Inc.,

195 Green Pond Road, Rockaway, N.J. 07866 having submitted the lowest responsible bid as follows:

                       

             Base Bid ‘A’             Base Bid ‘B’             Alternate ‘A’ Bid            Total Bid Amount

             $444,000.00                $125,000.00                    $32,000.00                      $601,000.00

           NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED,  that the contract for “2005 Capital Roadway Improvement Program” is awarded to Tomaro Contracting Co. Inc., Rockaway, 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. 7

           

Resolution appears on the following page.  (Rejecting Lafayette Pumping Station Bid)

RESOLUTION NO. 8

Resolution appears on the following page.  (Awarding HVAC Maintenance Service Contract)

RESOLUTIONS & ORDINANCES

Proposed Ordinance No. 2005-15 was read for first reading as follows: (Copy attached)

2005-15

ORDINANCE AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING CHAPTER 150 OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF KENILWORTH – PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

Mayor David stated this Ordinance addresses the responsibility of owner for abutting property.

RESOLUTION NO. 9

Introduced by Soos who also moved its adoption.

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That Proposed Ordinance No. 2005-15 , be and the same is hereby passed on first reading and ordered published for final hearing on October 12, 2005.

Seconded by Corvelli and on roll call unanimously carried.

Proposed Ordinance No. 2005-16 was read for first reading as follows: (Copy attached)

2005-16

ORDINANCE AMENDING KENILWORTH CODE – STREETS AND SIDEWALKS CHAPTER 170, ARTICLE VI, SUBSECTION 170-25 IS AMENDED TO READ “BRUSH, WEEDS AND TRASH REMOVAL NEAR ROADWAYS”

Mayor David stated this Ordinance requires owners to maintain the public right of way.

RESOLUTION NO. 10

Introduced by Soos who also moved its adoption.

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That Proposed Ordinance No. 2005-16 , be and the same is hereby passed on first reading and ordered published for final hearing on October 12, 2005.

Seconded by Corvelli and on roll call unanimously carried.

Mayor David asked Council to postpone Ordinance No. 2005-17 until a later date. 

A motion was made by Colosimo to table Ordinance No. 2005-17 for future discussion.  Seconded by Soos and on roll call unanimously carried.

GENERAL BUSINESS

Councilman Soos reported that zoning applications specifying a 30 foot building height must be followed exactly according to plans.  Special thanks to Councilwoman Colosimo for coordinating the donation drive and 9-11 Memorial Service.

MEETING OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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

·        Memorial Service and Community-wide garage sale were a success

·        Recommends addressing overhangs on side yards

·        Signs will be posted directing the locations of both schools

·        School willing to invite students from New Orleans

·        Asked all to support backpack campaign

·        Questioned when road work will begin

·        Recommended enhancing Megan’s Law

·        Local business willing to transport donated kids items

·        Encouraged members to attend a planning board seminar

Mr. Grimaldi, North 14th Street addressed the following:

·        Buses parked on 14th Street

·        Parking violation enforcement

·        Shrubs obstructing the right of way

·        Status & issues with the boat ordinance

Mr. Budsock, Boulevard, asked that the pedestrian crosswalks be enforced.

Attorney Fruchter presented Councilman Soos with a certificate from the Marine Corps.

ADJOURNMENT

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

8:53 P.M.

                                                                                    Respectfully submitted,

                                                                        Hedy Lipke

                                                                                    Borough Clerk



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