REGULAR MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF KENILWORTH HELD ON WEDNESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 9, 2005. MAYOR DAVID PRESIDED.
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.
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.)
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
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.
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 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.
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.
Consolidated Bill List appears on the following pages. (copy attached)
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
#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 appears on the following page. (Special Item of Revenue to be inserted in the 2005
Budget-Solid Waste Administration FY05 Recycling Tonnage Grant)
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 appears on the following page. (Congratulating Shirley Boyden Maxwell as
“Kenilworth Alliance Volunteer of the Year”)
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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