Council Minutes from 11/9/2005
 

REGULAR MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF KENILWORTH  HELD ON WEDNESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 9, 2005.  MAYOR DAVID PRESIDED.

ROLL CALL

Roll Call at 8:00 P.M. showed the following Council Members present:   Peter Corvelli, Ed Galasso, Alan Jankunas, Fred Soos and Robert Taylor.  Carmela Colosimo 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 Soos, seconded by Taylor and carried, the Work Session Meeting of October

25 and the Regular Meeting of October 26, 2005 be dispensed with and approved as submitted.  (Copies furnished each Council Member prior to the meeting.)

PRESENTATION

A resolution was presented by the Mayor commending Dr. Moscaritolo for his service to the Board of Health.

HEARING ON YEAR XXXII COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT GRANT APPLICATIONS

The following applications are being submitted:

1.        Senior Citizen Chronic Illness Program - $2,400

2.        Senior Citizen Program - $16,500

3.        Senior Citizen Handyman Program - $5,000

4.        Elevator at the Kenilworth Public Library - $245,000

Mayor David opened the meeting to the public for any questions or comments on the Year XXXII Community Development Grant Applications.

No one desiring to be heard, Mayor David closed the meeting to the public.

It was moved by Corvelli, seconded by Jankunas and carried, that the Borough of Kenilworth formally endorses the above listed applications for the Year XXXII Community Development Grant funding and authorizes submission of the same.   Council “all in favor”.

COMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS

  1. Garden State Municipal Joint Insurance Fund Financial Statement for the year ending December 31, 2004.
  2. The next regularly scheduled Council Meeting will be on Wednesday, December 14th , 2005 at 8 P.M.

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.      Police Department Report for the month of October, 2005.

2.      Construction Department Report for the month of October, 2005.

3.      Borough Clerk’s Report for the month of October, 2005.

4.      Fire Department Report of calls for the month of October, 2005.

5.      Kenilworth Board of Education Meeting Minutes for the month of September, 2005.

REPORT OF COMMITTEES

MAYOR’S REPORT

Mayor David announced a Facilities Committee Meeting scheduled for November 10th and the   Holiday Celebration is scheduled for December 11, 2005.

 

DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE

Councilman Corvelli stated the Finance Officer is closing out accounts to free funds, working on transfers and next years budget.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

Councilman Jankunas mentioned Public Works is working on potholes and curb side leaf pick up.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

Councilwoman Colosimo was absent.

 

DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING, ZONING, AND ORDINANCES

Councilman Soos reported the following:

                       

                        1.  The road improvements have started

2.      Leak problems are being worked on

3.      Electrical work outside Borough Hall should start shortly

4.   Temporary gas regulator installed at 19th Street and Monroe

DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION, ECOLOGY, LIGHTING AND FIRE

Councilman Taylor reported a Recreation Meeting on November 10th and highlighted the Fire Department report for the month of October.  The following letter was read into the minutes:

To Members of the Kenilworth Volunteer Rescue Squad Fire Department last Wednesday, October 26, 2005 at approximately 1700 hours the department was called to the scene of a motor vehicle accident by 19th Street.  My nineteen year old daughter’s vehicle was struck from behind by another vehicle who failed to stop.  The motor vehicle accident resulted in her being shaken up with a sore shoulder and neck, nothing serious.  For over 20 years I have been a member of Roselle Park Volunteer Fire Department as a firefighter first responder I have answered many calls of this nature caring for people and ensuring them everything will be ok.  I would like to personally thank the dedicated members of your department for your quick response on that day for my daughter.  Being a victim is different than being a rescuer.  Thank you for your kindness and professional courtesy bestowed to us on that day.

James McCratey

Councilman Taylor welcomed Ronald A. Zach, Jr. to the Kenilworth Volunteer Fire Department.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION AND WELFARE

Councilman Galasso had nothing to report.

 

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 Jankunas moved that all items under Consent Agenda be approved, seconded by Council Member Taylor.  Upon roll call the vote was unanimous.

RESOLUTION NO. 1

Resolution appears on the following page.  (Commending Dr. Rocco Moscaritolo for his years of  

service on the Board of Health)

RESOLUTION NO. 2

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That all bills be paid when properly audited and funds are available.

RESOLUTION NO. 3

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Municipal Finance Officer be authorized to pay necessary bills prior to the next regularly scheduled Council Meeting on December 14, 2005.

           

                       

                         

RESOLUTION NO. 4

            Be It Hereby Resolved:   That the attached list of the Kenilworth Volunteer Fire Department/Rescue Squad be granted an expense allowance in accordance with the report submitted by the Fire Chief, Lewis Giordino, in the aggregate amount of $55,487.90.

RESOLUTION NO. 5

           

            Be It Hereby Resolved:   That Ronald A. Zach, Jr. be appointed a Fireman on the Kenilworth Volunteer Fire Department as of November 9, 2005.

           

RESOLUTION NO. 6

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

Licenses:

                        #845            David Brearley Middle/H.S. PTO on March 4, 2006 at 401 Monroe

                        Avenue, Kenilworth, NJ  for a Merchandise Raffle.

#846     David Brearley Middle/H.S. PTO on March 4, 2006 at 401 Monroe  Avenue, Kenilworth, NJ for an On-Premise 50/50 Raffle.

RESOLUTION NO.7

Resolution appears on the following page.  (Special Item of Revenue to be inserted in the 2005

                                      Budget-Solid Waste Administration FY05 Recycling Tonnage Grant)

 

RESOLUTION NO.8

WHEREAS, the Governing Body of the Borough of Kenilworth desires to further the public interest by obtaining a grant from the State of New Jersey in the amount of $8,468.00 to fund stormwater activities as described in the Scope of Services.

THEREFORE, the Governing Body resolves that Gregg F. David or the successor to the office of Mayor is authorized to make application for such a grant, if awarded, to execute a grant agreement with the State and any amendments thereto which do not increase the Grantee’s obligations.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Grantee agrees to comply with all applicable federal, State and municipal laws, rules, and regulations in its performance pursuant to the agreement.

 

RESOLUTION NO.9

Resolution appears on the following page. (Congratulating Shirley Boyden Maxwell as

                                                                     “Kenilworth Alliance Volunteer of the Year”)

RESOLUTION NO.10

Resolution appears on the following page. (Honoring veterans of all wars)

ORDINANCES & RESOLUTIONS

Proposed Ordinance No. 2005-20 was read for first reading as follows:  (Copy attached)

                                                                                               

2005-20

ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $27,762.77 FROM GENERAL CAPITAL SURPLUS FOR THE ACQUISITION AND IMPROVEMENTS OF INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL ELECTRICAL WIRING; FURNISH AND INSTALL TWO NEW WINDOWS AND REMOVE AND DISPOSE OF EXISTING WINDOWS; RETROFITTING OF LIGHTING FIXTURES AND REPLACE TWO BOILERS.

Mayor David mentioned that this Ordinance appropriates funding for minor projects. 

RESOLUTION NO.11

Introduced by Taylor also moved its adoption.

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That Proposed Ordinance No. 2005-20, be and the same is hereby passed on first reading and ordered published for final hearing on December 14, 2005.

Seconded by Galasso and on roll call unanimously carried.

GENERAL BUSINESS

Mayor David requested a moment of silence for Mrs. Ruth Wood.  Congratulations to Councilmen elect Anthony DeLuca and Larry Clementi.

Councilman Jankunas also congratulated Mr. DeLuca and Mr. Clementi.

Councilman Galasso reiterated.

Councilman Corvelli thanked Councilmen Jankunas and Galasso for serving on Council.

MEETING OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

No one desiring to be heard, Mayor David closed the meeting to the public.

ADJOURNMENT

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

8:30 P.M.

                                                                                               

Respectfully submitted,

                                                                                                Hedy Lipke

                                                                                                Borough Clerk



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