Council Minutes from 9/28/2005
 

REGULAR MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF KENILWORTH  HELD ON WEDNESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 28, 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, 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.

MINUTES

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

  1. Letter of resignation received from Dr. Rocco Moscaritolo resigning from the Board of Health as of September 15, 2005.
  2. Bids were received on September 19, 2005 for a “2006 All Purpose Dump Truck with Snow Plow and Associated Equipment”. One bid was received from Mid-Atlantic Truck Center, Inc. in the amount of $105,400.
  3. Bids were advertised by Schoor DePalma to be received for “DiMario Park Building Improvements”. No bids were submitted.

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.

REPORTS

  1. Kenilworth Board of Education Meeting Minutes for the months of July & August, 2005.
  2. Rahway Valley Sewerage Authority Meeting Minutes of August 18, 2005.

 

REPORT OF COMMITTEES

MAYOR’S REPORT

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. 

BILLS

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

 

CONSENT AGENDA

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:

                        Francesco, Aiello

                        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;

and

            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.

GENERAL BUSINESS

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.

 

ADJOURNMENT

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.

8:15 P.M.

                                                                                    Respectfully submitted,

                                                                        Hedy Lipke

                                                                                    Borough Clerk



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