Council Minutes from 10/26/2005
 

REGULAR MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF KENILWORTH  HELD ON WEDNESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 26, 2005.  MAYOR DAVID PRESIDED.

ROLL CALL

Roll Call at 8:00 P.M. showed the following Council Members present:  Peter Corvelli, Carmela Colosimo, Alan Jankunas, Fred Soos, and Robert Taylor. Ed Galasso 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 Corvelli, seconded by Colosimo and carried, the Work Session Meeting of October 11 and the Regular Meeting of October 12, 2005  be dispensed with and approved as submitted.  (Copies furnished each Council Member prior to the meeting.)

COMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS

  1. Letter from Jodi Lang, Kenilworth Education Network, requesting permission to tie ribbons on trees for the month of April to remind residents to vote on the school budget.
  2. Letter from Gertrude Woods, Arthur Vitale & Ann Vitale, owners of property at North 19th Street, objecting to the Gas Pressure Relief Valve Structure put in by the Gas Company at that location and requesting Mayor and Council to take steps to have this gas pressure relief assembly removed.
  3. Letter from Robert Woods, 144 No. 19th Street, regarding construction of a “structure” on No. 19th Street by the Elizabethtown Gas Company and urging the Governing Body to oppose this “temporary” structure at that location.
  4. Letter to Police Chief Dowd from Lt. Glenn Skarznski, Sayerville Police Department, thanking Chief Dowd for the assignment of Lt. William Hannon to the NJ Police Task Force, Strike Team 3, on its recent deployment to Louisiana and commending Lt. Hannon for his dedication and experience.
  5. The Hearing on Community Development Grant Applications for Year 32 funding will be held at the next Council Meeting on November 9, 2005.

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  September, 2005.
  2. Rahway Valley Sewerage Authority Meeting Minutes of September 15, 2005.

 

REPORT OF COMMITTEES

MAYOR’S REPORT

Mayor David invited the Governing Body to a UCLOM Meeting scheduled on October 27, 2005 at Scotch Plains. The Mayor will be attending a meeting with the County to accept a Recreation Equipment Grant.  Residents can now download absentee ballot applications on the web.  Hedy Lipke, Borough Clerk advised that the applications are also available in her office.  PSE&G has reported increases to residential gas prices.

 

DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE

Councilman Corvelli stated  the Finance Officer is working on preliminary budget figures for next year.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

Councilman Jankunas reported that the bulky waste tonnage totaled approximately 400 tons.  Leaf pick up is expected to start on November 1st

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

Councilwoman Colosimo mentioned the purchase of a 2006 Crown Victoria Police Interceptor for the Kenilworth Police Department.  The following letter was read into the minutes:

Dear Sir:

Please accept my sincere thanks for your assignment of Lieutenant William Hannon of your department to the NJ Police Task Force, Strike Team 3 on its recent deployment to Louisiana.  I am pleased to report to you that the members of our Strike Team performed admirably during operations in the greater New Orleans area.

During this deployment our team participated in search and recovery operations, provided force security for Fire and EMS, provided uniformed patrol in two New Orleans police districts and joined in providing humanitarian assistance to many victims of Hurricane Katrina.  During our daily pre and post mission briefings members of the Command Staff frequently shared with me their pride in the performance of the NJ Police Task Force and in particular the dedication, professionalism and “can do” attitude of Strike Team 3.  Our collective success was due in large part to the dedication and experience of Lieutenant Hannon.

Thank you again for the opportunity to work with such a fine officer.

Sincerely,

Glenn R. Skarzynski

Lieutenant 

DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING, ZONING, AND ORDINANCES

Councilman Soos reported the following:

·        Roof leaks at various Borough properties

·        Working on DiMario Park bid specs

·        Electrical upgrades should be done before holiday lights are installed

·        2005 road project is scheduled to begin

·        Elizabethtown Gas reports heating cost increases of 50 to 70%

DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION, ECOLOGY, LIGHTING AND FIRE

Councilman Taylor mentioned the submission of the summer program report and thanked Tina Lynaugh for her involvement with the program.  Chief Giordino provided status on the truck repair.

 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION AND WELFARE

Councilman Galasso was absent.  Councilwoman Colosimo stated they attended a productive meeting with the Board of Education.

BILLS

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

 

CONSENT AGENDA

Resolutions No. 1 thru 13 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 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

Whereas, it has been found that payment for 2005 first and second quarter taxes have been paid on the following property, which has been deleted from the tax rolls by the Tax Assessor for 2005.

Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved that the Treasurer, after proper notation on the tax account records by the Collector of Taxes be and is hereby authorized to issue warrants for refund as stated below.

Block               Lot                   Payable to:                                            Amount

48                    1                      Paparatto Construction, Inc                   $2,666.53

                                                295 N. Michigan Avenue

                                                Kenilworth, NJ  07033

                                                Property Location: 101 No. 23rd Street

 

RESOLUTION NO. 3

Whereas, it has been found that payment for 2005 first and second quarter taxes have been paid on the following property, which has been deleted from the tax rolls by the Tax Assessor for 2005.

Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved that the Treasurer, after proper notation on the tax account records by the Collector of Taxes be and is hereby authorized to issue warrants for refund as stated below.

Block               Lot                   Payable to:                                            Amount

120                  14                    The Scuorzo Group                         $76.25

                                                306 N. 22nd Street

                                                Kenilworth, NJ  07033

                                                Property Location: 626 Kingston Avenue

RESOLUTION NO. 4

Whereas, it has been found that payment for 2005 first, second, and third quarter taxes have been paid on the following property, which exempt for 2005.

Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved that the Treasurer, after proper notation on the tax account records by the Collector of Taxes be and is hereby authorized to issue warrants for refund as stated below.

Block               Lot                   Payable to:                                            Amount

113                  19                    Arthur, Jr. & Michelle Vitale               $5,186.83

                                                19 So. 19th Street

                                                Kenilworth, NJ  07033

                                               

RESOLUTION NO. 5

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That EIC Inspection Agency, Corp., 3705 Kennedy Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ 07307, be appointed Elevator Sub-Code Official for the Borough of Kenilworth for a two (2) year term commencing January 1, 2006 to December 31, 2007 as per N.J.A.C. 5:23.

                                    Rate:            48% of D.C.A. Fees

RESOLUTION NO. 6

 

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That the purchase of one 2006 Crown Victoria Police Interceptor for the Kenilworth Police Department purchased under the Cranford Police Cooperative Pricing System from Hertrich Fleet Services, Inc., 695 North Dupont Blvd., Milford, Delaware, - Contract Identifier #47CPCPS – for a total cost of $20,599.00, be approved.

 

 

 

 

RESOLUTION NO. 7

Resolution appears on the following page. (Insertion of a Special Item of Revenue-Statewide

                                                Local Domestic Preparedness Equipment Grant Program)

        

 

RESOLUTION NO. 8

           

Resolution appears on the following page. (Insertion of a Special Item of Revenue-You Drink,

You Drive, You Lose Grant)

                                               

 

RESOLUTION NO. 9

Resolution appears on the following page. (Insertion of a Special Item of Revenue-Statewide

                                                               Livable Communities Capital Improvement Program)

RESOLUTION NO. 10

Resolution appears on the following page. (Insertion of a Special Item of Revenue-Statewide

                                                                                    Local Library Aid Program)

RESOLUTION NO. 11

Resolution appears on the following page. (Authorizing American Flag, Sign and Banner

Company to install & remove 2005 Holiday Decorations)

                                               

RESOLUTION NO. 12

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That the Governing Body of the Borough of Kenilworth authorizes submission of an application for a defibrillator from the Department of Community Affairs, Division of Fire Safety for the Kenilworth Volunteer Fire Department, and further authorizes the Mayor to sign the agreement.

RESOLUTION NO. 13

 

Resolution appears on the following page. (Renewal of membership in the Garden State

Municipal Joint Insurance Fund for 3 years)

RESOLUTIONS & ORDINANCES

Proposed Ordinance No. 2005-17 was read for first reading as follows: (Copy attached)

2005-17

ORDINANCE AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING CHAPTER 91 – FEES & LICENSES ESTABLISHING A NEW ARTICLE FOR TECHNICAL REVIEW AND INSPECTION FEES

Councilman Soos stated that this Ordinance establishes Engineer review and fees for rebuilding homes.

RESOLUTION NO. 14

Introduced by Colosimo who also moved its adoption.

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That Proposed Ordinance No. 2005-17 , be and the same is hereby passed on first reading and ordered published for final hearing on December 14, 2005.

Seconded by Corvelli and on roll call unanimously carried.

Proposed Ordinance No. 2005-18 was read for first reading as follows: (Copy attached)

2005-18

ORDINANCE AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING CHAPTER 190, SECTION 48 OF THE BOROUGH CODE – LEFT TURNS PROHIBITED FROM NO. 14TH STREET ONTO BOULEVARD FROM 7 A.M. TO 7 P.M.

Mayor David stated this Ordinance prohibits left turns from North 14th Street onto the Boulevard.

RESOLUTION NO. 15

Introduced by Colosimo who also moved its adoption.

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That Proposed Ordinance No. 2005-18 , be and the same is hereby passed on first reading and ordered published for final hearing on December 14, 2005.

Seconded by Jankunas and on roll call unanimously carried.

Proposed Ordinance No. 2005-19 was read for first reading as follows: (Copy attached)

2005-19

ORDINANCE AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING CHAPTER 190, SECTION 41 OF THE BOROUGH CODE – ESTABLISHING FRANKLIN AVENUE AS ONE-WAY EASTBOUND FROM NO. 13TH STREET TO NO. 14TH STREET

Mayor David stated this Ordinance works in conjunction with proposed Ordinance 2005-18 to prevent traffic issues.

RESOLUTION NO. 16

Introduced by Colosimo who also moved its adoption.

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That Proposed Ordinance No. 2005-19, be and the same is hereby passed on first reading and ordered published for final hearing on December 14, 2005.

Seconded by Jankunas and on roll call unanimously carried.

GENERAL BUSINESS

Mayor David thanked those who attended the “Heart Walk” hosted by Schering-Plough.  The Taste in Kenilworth fundraiser was a well organized success.

Councilwoman Colosimo thanked Jonathan Lipke for assisting at the “Heart Walk”.

MEETING OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 Mr. Klein, North 12th Street addressed the following:

·        Thanked Mayor & Council for providing strict zoning enforcement

·        Asked for assistance resolving issues with the pistol range

·        Supports proposed Ordinance 2005-18

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

·        Thanked Mayor & Council for improving the traffic issues on No. 14th Street

·        Advised potential problems on Monroe Avenue and also 8th Street

·        Shrubs obstructing the right of way

·        Status on the boat ordinance

Mayor David stated the boat ordinance will not be addressed until next year.  They will look into the potential problem on 8th Street.

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.

8:40 P.M.

                                                                                    Respectfully submitted,

                                                                        Hedy Lipke

                                                                                    Borough Clerk



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