REGULAR MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF KENILWORTH HELD ON WEDNESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 28, 2005. MAYOR DAVID PRESIDED.
Roll Call at 8:00 P.M. showed the following Council Members present: Peter Corvelli, Carmela Colosimo, Ed Galasso, Alan Jankunas, Fred Soos, and Robert Taylor.
Mayor David read the requirements of the Open Public Meetings Act.
The Salute to the Flag was led by Mayor David.
It was moved by Colosimo, seconded by Jankunas and carried, the Work Session Meeting of September 13; the Regular Meeting of September 14 and the Closed Session Meeting of September 20, 2005, be dispensed with and approved as submitted. (Copies furnished each Council Member prior to the meeting.)
COMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS
It was moved by Galasso, seconded by Taylor and carried, that the above communications be received and filed and any money amounts indicated be spread over the minutes.
REPORT OF COMMITTEES
Mayor David announced an open forum is scheduled for October 4, 2005 to discuss proposed changes to North 14th Street and Franklin Street. A Facilities Committee meeting is scheduled on October 5, 2005. The Octoberfest is scheduled for October 9, 2005.
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE
Councilman Corvelli announced the approval of a 3.5% raise for non-union employees and also the County will donate school crossing signs to the Borough.
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
Councilman Jankunas announced that the bulky waste pick up went well.
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
Councilwoman Colosimo had nothing to report.
DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING, ZONING, AND ORDINANCES
Councilman Soos reported that quotes will be received for the DiMario Park improvements and the 2005 road project will soon begin.
DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION, ECOLOGY, LIGHTING AND FIRE
Councilman Taylor stated that the Borough will apply for the Kids Recreation Trust Grant to purchase equipment.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION AND WELFARE
Councilman Galasso mentioned Dr. Moscaritolo’s resignation and submission of a resolution for his years of service. The Healthfair was a success and a joint meeting with the Board of Education is scheduled for October 18, 2005.
Consolidated Bill List appears on the following pages. (copy attached)
Resolutions No. 1 thru 9 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
Be It Hereby Resolved: That a refund be issued for reimbursement of a white goods pick up:
44 North 20th Street
Kenilworth, NJ 07033 Total $25.00
RESOLUTION NO. 3
WHEREAS, the Borough of Kenilworth desires to apply for grant funds for a KIDS RECREATION TRUST GRANT FOR EQUIPMENT available from the County of Union; and
WHEREAS, in order to obtain such a grant, it is necessary for the Borough of Kenilworth to submit an application and to enter into an agreement with the County of Union with regards to such grant.
WHEREAS, the Borough of Kenilworth is applying for a grant for the following:
EQUIPMENT = $5,000
WHEREAS, the Borough of Kenilworth agrees to provide the match of the above as required.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor of the Borough of Kenilworth be hereby authorized to request and execute any and all documents necessary for the submission and completion of such application on behalf of the Borough of Kenilworth.
RESOLUTION NO. 4
WHEREAS, the Borough of Kenilworth heretofore advertised for the receipt of bids for a 2006 ALL PURPOSE DUMP TRUCK WITH SNOW PLOW AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT and MID-ATLANTIC TRUCK CENTER, INC. having submitted a bid of $105,400.00.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the contract for a 2006 ALL PURPOSE DUMP TRUCK WITH SNOW PLOW AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT is hereby awarded to Mid-Atlantic Truck Center, Inc.
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.
RESOLUTION NO. 5
WHEREAS, quotations were received by Borough Engineers Schoor DePalma for the following projects: (1) Exterior Wiring at Borough Hall; and (2) Electrical Work Associated with Borough Hall HVAC Project; and
WHEREAS, Power With Prestige Co. has submitted a quote as follows:
(1) Exterior Wiring at Borough Hall = $1,767.00
(2) Electrical Work in Borough Hall associated with HVAC Project = $4,034.00
WHEREAS, Borough Engineers Schoor DePalma have recommended award of the
above projects to Power With Prestige Co.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Power With Prestige Co., 40 Swartswood Road, Newton, NJ 07860, be authorized to perform the above projects at the costs quoted.
RESOLUTION NO. 6
WHEREAS, the Assessor of Taxes has determined that Arthur Vitale, Jr. who owns property located at 19 So. 19th St and known as Block 113 Lot 19 in the Borough of Kenilworth, County of Union, NJ qualifies for full tax exemption as a 100% disabled veteran, and
WHEREAS, this property was billed for Final 2005 taxes prior to this determination,
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that taxes in the amount of $5,751.02 billed for the year 2005 taxes be and are hereby cancelled, and
The Collector of Taxes made said adjustment on the tax record of Block 113 Lot 19 for the 2005 taxes billed.
RESOLUTION NO. 7
Be It Hereby Resolved: That all non-union employees of the Borough of Kenilworth receive a 3.5% salary increase for the Year 2005 retroactive to January 1, 2005.
RESOLUTION NO. 8
Be It Hereby Resolved: That Randy Moscaritolo be appointed as a member of the Board of Health for the unexpired term of Dr. Rocco Moscaritolo ending on December 31, 2007.
RESOLUTIONS NO. 9
WHEREAS, Public Energy Solutions 407 Sette Drive S4, P.O. Box 1849, Paramus, NJ 07653 has submitted a proposal under their Lighting Rewards Program to retrofit lighting fixtures at the following locations:
Kenilworth Department of Public Works
Emergency Management Building
Kenilworth Senior Citizens Center;
WHEREAS, the cost for this project is as follows:
Department of Public Works $2,104.28
Emergency Management Building $407.28
Senior Citizen Center $2,800.00
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Public Energy Solutions be authorized to perform the retrofitting of lighting at the above locations as per the proposal submitted.
Councilman Soos congratulated Lt. Hannon and Officer Sims for assisting in New Orleans.
MEETING OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Ms. Olsen, North 7th Street, complained about a neighbors winnebago.
Attorney Fruchter and Mayor David stated the Council is entertaining an ordinance that will address parking large vehicles.
There being no further business to come before the Council, it was moved by Soos, seconded by Galasso and carried, that the meeting be adjourned to the call of the chair.
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