Council Minutes from 1/3/2006
 

ORGANIZATION MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF KENILWORTH HELD ON MONDAY EVENING, JANUARY 3, 2006.  MAYOR GREGG DAVID PRESIDED.

Councilman Lawrence Clementi and Councilman Anthony DeLuca took their Oath of Office and were sworn in by Borough Clerk Hedy Lipke.

ROLL CALL

Roll Call at 7:30 P.M. showed the following Council Members present:  Lawrence Clementi, Carmela Colosimo, Peter Corvelli, Anthony DeLuca, 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.

INVOCATION

The invocation was given by Rev. Joseph Bejgrowicz of St. Theresa’s Church.

MAYOR’S ADDRESS

Copy appears on the following pages.

ELECTION OF COUNCIL PRESIDENT

Councilwoman Colosimo made a motion, seconded by Councilman Clementi, that Councilman Fred Soos be nominated for the office of Council President for the year 2006. 

On roll call the vote was unanimous.

CONSENT AGENDA

Resolutions No. 1 through 47 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 Corvelli.  Upon roll call the vote was unanimous.

RESOLUTION NO. 1

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That Mayor’s appointment of HEDY LIPKE as ADA Coordinator for the year 2006, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 2

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That JUDY DESCISCIO and DR. SEAN KAUFFMAN be appointed as members of the Board of Health for 3 year terms and GLADYS CANIERO

as ALTERNATE #2 for a 2 year term.

 

 

RESOLUTION NO. 3

 

WHEREAS, pursuant to the Fair and Open Process Rule advertisements for proposals were published in the Star Ledger and posted on the Borough of Kenilworth’s Web Site and proposals were received and reviewed for the following Professional Service for the Year 2006 which anticipated cost will be over $17,500 per year:

                                      BOROUGH ATTORNEY

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED after review of said proposals, the Mayor’s nomination of Jeffrey Cohen as  Borough Attorney for the Year 2006 at a rate of $20,000 per year, plus $120 per hour, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 4

WHEREAS, pursuant to the Fair and Open Process Rule advertisements for proposals were published in the Star Ledger and posted on the Borough of Kenilworth’s Web Site and proposals were received and reviewed for the following Professional Service for the Year 2006 which anticipated cost will be over $17,500 per year:

                                    BOROUGH LABOR ATTORNEY

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED after review of said proposals, the Mayor’s nomination of Rogut McCarthy Troy as  Borough Labor Attorney for the Year 2006 at a rate of $120.00 per hour, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 5

WHEREAS, pursuant to the Fair and Open Process Rule advertisements for proposals were published in the Star Ledger and posted on the Borough of Kenilworth’s Web Site and proposals were received and reviewed for the following Professional Service for the Year 2006 which anticipated cost will be over $17,500 per year:

  BOROUGH AUDITOR

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED after review of said proposals, the Mayor’s nomination of Suplee, Clooney & Company as  Borough Auditor for the Year 2006 at $26,650.00 per year, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 6

WHEREAS, pursuant to the Fair and Open Process Rule advertisements for proposals were published in the Star Ledger and posted on the Borough of Kenilworth’s Web Site and proposals were received and reviewed for the following Professional Service for the Year 2006 which anticipated cost will be over $17,500 per year:

                                                BOROUGH ENGINEER

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED after review of said proposals, the Mayor’s nomination of  PMK Group as  Borough Engineer for the Year 2006 at $36,000.00 per year plus $7,000 Water License, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 7

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s appointment for the Continuation of Shared Services Agreement with UNION TOWNSHIP as Building Inspector/Construction Sub-Code for the year 2006, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 8

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s appointment of JONATHAN ROSENBLUTH, ESQ. as Borough Magistrate for a 3 year term at an annual salary of $25,000.00, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 9

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s appointment of HEDY LIPKE as Certifying

Agent, Personnel  Supervisor and Local Improvement Search Officer for the year 2006, be and

the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 10

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That JOANNE SZELINGIEWICZ, be and she is hereby appointed Municipal Court Administrator for the year 2006.

RESOLUTION NO. 11

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That BARBARA GRABOWSKI, be and she is hereby appointed Deputy Court Administrator for the year 2006.

RESOLUTION NO. 12

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That MARTHA DE JESUS, be and she is hereby appointed Deputy Borough Clerk for the year 2006.

RESOLUTION NO. 13

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s appointment of KELLY CLEMENTI as Dog Warden for the year 2006, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 14

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s appointment of RICHARD VIGLIOTTI as Electrical Inspector to a 4 year term, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 15

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That LOUIS GIORDINO, be and he is hereby appointed Fire

Prevention Fire Official for a 4 year term.

RESOLUTION NO. 16

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That ROBERT WALCK, be and he is hereby appointed Fire

Prevention Inspector for the year 2006.

RESOLUTION NO. 17

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That TONY PETERS, be and he is hereby appointed Fire

Sub-Code Official for a 4 year term.

RESOLUTION NO. 18

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s appointment of HEDY LIPKE as Garden State

Municipal Joint Insurance Fund Commissioner and WILLIAM DOWD as Alternate, be and

the same is hereby confirmed.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 19

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s appointment of CONNIE CONRAD as member of the Library Board of Trustees for a 5 year term, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 20

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s appointment of NANCY HALPERN as a member of the Local Assistance Board for a 4 year term, and DIANE RAMOS for an unexpired 1 year term be and the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 21

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s appointment of JEFFREY CORCIONE as

Municipal Drug Alliance Committee Chairman for the year 2006, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 22

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s appointment of PAULETTE DROGON as

Municipal Drug Alliance Coordinator for the year 2006, be and the same is hereby

confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 23

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s appointment of ROBERT WALCK as Oil Burner

Inspector for the year 2006, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 24

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That FRED SOOS, a member of the Governing Body, be and is

appointed an elected official of the Planning Board for the year 2006.

RESOLUTION NO. 25

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s appointment of LISA WOOD and MAURA LYNCH as Police Matrons for the year 2006, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 26

 

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s appointment of DANIEL BEVERE as Public Defender for the year 2006, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 27

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s appointment of TRACI ZALINSKI as Assistant Public Defender for the year 2006, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 28

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the appointment of HEDY LIPKE, Borough Clerk, as Public

Agency Compliance Officer (P.A.C.O.) for the New Jersey Affirmative Action Office for

the year 2006, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 29

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That HEDY LIPKE, be and she is hereby appointed Purchasing Agent for the year 2006.

RESOLUTION NO. 30

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s appointment of ANTHONY PANTANO, SCOTT RUERUP, YVETTE TURNER and SUSAN LAUDATI as members of the Recreation Committee for 3 year terms; WILLIAM HOAG as Alternate #1 for a 2 year term and DWAYNE BELL as Alternate #2 for a 1 year term, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 31

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s appointment of SCOTT PENTZ

as Recreation Director for a one year term,  be and the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 32

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s appointment of ARNOLD BAGNALL,

JOHN CARR, MARIANTONIA DAVANZO, MARK KRAUS,  KIMBERLY McGEEHAN, CHRISTINE MACMILLIAN, WILLIAM PAPA, CARLO PICCININNI, PATRICIA SISNETSKY, RONALD SMITH, and MARYANN STILES, NICK ANDRIOLA (Alternate), LOUIS TRAMER (Alternate), SARA WEBER (Alternate) and WILLIAM ZORICK (Alternate) as School Crossing Guards for the year 2006, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 33

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s appointment of LEWIS GIORDINO and

ROBERT WALCK  as Smoke Detector Inspectors for the year 2006, be and the same

is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 34

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s appointment of DANIEL RYAN as

Superintendent of Public Works for the year 2006, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 35

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s appointment of LAVONA PATTERSON as

Tax Search Officer for the year 2006, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 36

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s appointment for the Continuation of Shared Services Agreement with UNION TOWNSHIP  as Zoning Enforcement Officer for the year 2006, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

               

RESOLUTION NO. 37

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s appointment of ROBERT BEINER as Union County Transportation Advisory Board Representative, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 38

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s appointment of RICHARD AIMONE, to the Union County Air Traffic Noise Advisory Board for a 2 year term, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 39

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s designation of the CRANFORD CHRONICLE,

the KENILWORTH LEADER, and the STAR LEDGER as the Official Newspapers of the Borough of Kenilworth for the year 2006, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 40

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s designation of the WACHOVIA BANK,

N.J. CASH MANAGEMENT FUND, BANK OF AMERICA, COMMERCE BANK,

INDEPENDENCE COMMERCE BANK, VALLEY NATIONAL BANK, ENTERPRISE BANK, PNC BANK, UNION CENTER NATIONAL BANK and HUDSON UNITED BANK as Official Depositories for the Borough of Kenilworth for the year 2006, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 41

WHEREAS, the Borough Clerk has prepared a schedule of meetings of the Governing

Body  of the Borough of Kenilworth for the year 2006, a true copy of which is annexed

hereto and made a part hereof in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act being Chapter 231, Public Law 1975.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Governing Body of the Borough of

Kenilworth that the Borough Clerk on or before January  9, 2006, mail true copies of

this Resolution, including aforesaid schedule, to the Cranford Chronicle, North Jersey

Newspapers, Somerville, New Jersey; the Kenilworth Leader, Union, New Jersey; and the Star Ledger, Newark, New Jersey, said newspapers being designated because they have the greatest likelihood of informing the public as to the time and place of meetings set forth in the aforesaid schedule.

FURTHER RESOLVED that the Borough Clerk, acting for the Governing Body of the Borough of Kenilworth, furnish a true copy of the aforesaid schedule and any revisions thereof and any advance written notice required by Sub-section 3 (d) of the Open Public Meetings Act or any regular, special or rescheduled meetings of the Governing Body  of the Borough of Kenilworth to any persons who request same upon prepayment of such persons to the Borough of Kenilworth for the sum of $10.00 being a reasonable sum to cover the cost of providing the aforesaid notice.

Work Session to start, unless otherwise noted, at 7:30 P.M. at the Right Hand Meeting Room, Second Floor, Borough Hall; and Regular Meetings to start at 8:00 P.M. at the Council Chambers, Borough Hall, Boulevard, Kenilworth, New Jersey.

RESOLUTION NO. 42

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the annexed By-Laws shall constitute the By-Laws of the

Governing Body for the year 2006 or until amended.

RESOLUTION NO. 43

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the following AD HOC COMMITTEES be continued for the

year 2006:

            Beautification  Committee

            Creek Funding Committee

            Drug Alliance Committee

            Kenilworth Centennial Committee

            Local Cable Access Committee

            Parking Committee

            Parks Revitalization Committee

            Pride in Kenilworth Committee

            Technology Committee

  Facilities Committee

        

Be It Further Resolved  that Committees may be added and/or deleted as the need arises.

RESOLUTION NO. 44

WHEREAS,  the approval of the Petty Cash funds listed below has

been given by the Division of Local Government Services, and

WHEREAS,  these funds for 2005 have been returned to the Finance Officer according to R.S. 40A5-21;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED  by the Municipal Council of the Borough of Kenilworth that the Treasurer be authorized to draw and deliver said                       warrants to the following Petty Cash Custodians for the year 2006:

                                                Police Department                              Total Fund

                                                William Dowd, Police Chief                  $150.00

                                                Tax & Finance                                   

                                                Lavona Patterson, Tax & Finance           $25.00

 

RESOLUTION NO. 45

Resolution appears on the following page. (Temporary Appropriation Resolution)

RESOLUTION NO. 46

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the following be designated as official Insurance Agent for the Borough of Kenilworth for the year 2006: BGIA, BUSINESS AND GOVERNMENTAL INSURANCE AGENCY, Lead Agency Plaza Nine 900 Route 9 North, Suite 503, Woodbridge, NJ.

           

RESOLUTION NO. 47

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the official signers for the Borough of Kenilworth for banking purposes for 2006 are:   MAYOR GREGG DAVID, FINANCE OFFICER CRAIG GRIFFIN, BOROUGH CLERK HEDY LIPKE and ASSISTANT TREASURER KATHLEEN SWITEK.

Mayor David nominates Borough Representatives to the Union County Revenue Sharing Committee.

                                               

RESOLUTION NO. 48

Introduced by Councilwoman Colosimo who also moved its adoption.

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s appointment of GERALD RAMOS and DANIEL SWAYZE as Kenilworth’s representatives to the Union County Community Development Revenue Sharing Committee with FREDERICK SOOS and ROBERT TAYLOR, SR. as Alternates for the year 2006, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

Seconded by Councilman Corvelli and on roll call the vote was Clementi, Colosimo, Corvelli, DeLuca – Yes, Soos and Taylor – Abstained.

Mayor David nominates Municipal Prosecutor.

RESOLUTION NO. 49

Introduced by Councilwoman Colosimo who also moved its adoption.

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s appointment of LARA KATHRYN DIFABRIZIO as Municipal Prosecutor for the year 2006 at an annual salary of $10,700.00, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

Seconded by Councilman Corvelli and on roll call the vote was Clementi, Colosimo, DeLuca, Soos, Taylor – Yes, Corvelli – Abstained.

The Borough Clerk, Hedy Lipke read the following letter into the minutes:

Dear Mrs. Lipke:

I am herewith making the following appointments to the Planning Board:

                Sal Cirillo                 - Class IV Member – 4 year term to 12/31/09

William O’Malley                - Class IV Member – 4 year term to 12/31/09

Jeffrey Corcione - Class IV Member – unexpired term of Larry Clementi expiring 12/31/08

                Anthony Peters      - Class II – 2 year term to 12/31/07

                Nick Pantina    - Alternate #1 – 2 year term to 12/31/07

                Anthony Laudati    - Alternate #3 – 2 year term to 12/31/07

                Robert Schielke   - Alternate #4 – 1 year unexpired term to 12/31/06

                Arthur Russo      - Mayor’s Designee – 1 year term to 12/31/06

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Gregg F. David

                                                                                                                Mayor

DESIGNATION OF COMMITTEES

The following Council Committees were designated:

DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE

Chairperson Lawrence Clementi, Peter Corvelli, Robert Taylor

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

Chairperson Anthony DeLuca, Jr., Peter Corvelli, Frederick Soos

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

Chairperson Carmela Colosimo, Lawrence Clementi, Robert Taylor

DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING, ZONING & ORDINANCES

Chairperson Frederick Soos, Lawrence Clementi, Anthony DeLuca, Jr.

DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION, ECOLOGY, LIGHTING & FIRE

Chairperson Peter Corvelli, Carmela Colosimo, Frederick Soos

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION & WELFARE

Chairperson Robert Taylor, Carmela Colosimo, Anthony DeLuca, Jr.

­At this time, Mayor David administered the Oath of Office to Borough Attorney Jeffrey Cohen.

GENERAL BUSINESS

Councilman Soos thanked Council for nominating him President.  He welcomed the newly elected and wished everyone a happy new year

Councilwoman Colosimo also congratulated the newly elected and wished everyone a happy new year.

MEETING OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Mrs. Morison, Vernon Avenue, congratulated the newly elected and gave special thanks to all the wonderful borough employees who are always so helpful.

ADJOURNMENT

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

7:55 P.M.                                                                    

            Respectfully submitted,

                       

                                                                                                                            Hedy Lipke, Borough Clerk

 



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