Council Minutes from 1/11/2006
 

REGULAR MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF KENILWORTH HELD ON WEDNESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 11, 2006.  MAYOR GREGG DAVID PRESIDED.

ROLL CALL

Roll Call at 8:00 P.M. showed the following Council Members present:  Lawrence Clementi, Carmela Colosimo, Peter Corvelli, Anthony DeLuca Jr., 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 Soos, seconded by Colosimo and carried that the minutes of the Work Session Meeting of December 13, the Regular Council Meeting of December 14, 2005 and the Organization Meeting of January 3, 2006 be dispensed with and approved as submitted.  (Copies furnished each Council Member prior to the meeting.)

COMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS

  1. Notice from Union County Utilities Authority of an increase for Type 10 Solid Waste  Disposal to $60.71 per ton.
  2. Letter of resignation received from Lavona Patterson, Tax/Finance Clerk as of

January 20, 2006.

  1. Letter from Michael Klein, 218 No. 12th St., regarding his previous concerns with the Union Police Gun Range and asking the Governing body to persuade Union to update or cease operation at the facility.

REPORTS

           

1.      Police Department Report for the month of December, 2005.

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

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

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

5.      Rahway Valley Sewerage Authority Meeting Minutes of October & November, 2005.

6.      Kenilworth Board of Education Meeting Minutes for months of October &

November , 2005.

It was moved by Corvelli, seconded by DeLuca and carried that the above communications be received and filed and any money amounts indicated be spread over the minutes.

 

 

PRESENTATION

Mayor David and Councilman Corvelli presented a resolution commending members of the Police and Fire Department Rescue Squad for their actions resulting in saving the life of a borough resident.

 

REPORT OF COMMITTEES

MAYOR’S REPORT

Mayor David reported that the Facilities Committee will schedule a meeting for next week.

DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE

Councilman Clementi reported the committee is reviewing the 2006 budget.

Mayor David stated a meeting should be scheduled to discuss the opening in the Finance Office. 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

Councilman DeLuca reported men are working on leaf pick up, blacktop, christmas tree pick up, cleaning catch basins and maintenance of borough property.  The street sweeper is currently out of service.  On January 17th only leaves in 32 gallon trash receptacles will be picked up.  Leaf pick up ends on January 31st

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

Councilwoman Colosimo read the Police report for the month of December.  The following letters were read into the minutes:

This letter is to commend one of your officers, Henry Obiedzinski , Badge 25 for his exemplary character and commitment to his profession.  Henry went above and beyond his responsibility in an attempt to assist my husband and I when we were traveling in your area.  On September 9,  2005, we stopped at the Wal-Mart store in Union to do some shopping.  We were traveling in an RV and some friends from Kansas were following us.  Due to a lack of planning on our part, an abject lack of knowledge of the area we found ourselves without a place to camp for the night.  We happen to stop Henry O., who was off duty at the time in civilian clothing to ask for some directions and assistance.  At the time we had no idea that Henry was one of your officers. He and his wife went out of their way to see that we found a safe place to park for the night and provided us with detailed directions for finding Liberty Park and the Statue of Liberty which we were planning on visiting the next day.  Henry definitely went the extra mile for total strangers and for this I feel that he deserves more than just my thanks and I want you and your department to know that he is an outstanding example of the police professional.  Again please extend our thanks to Officer Obiedzinski and know that your department is very fortunate to have a man of this caliber and character as a member.

Kenneth and Sue Faifer

San Antonio, Texas

Dear Chief Dowd:

On Monday, December 5, 2005, Officer Devlin came to my house because an employee of Ed Humphrey was at my home trying to collect money for work that was never completed.  This encounter with Officer Devlin made me feel very secure, safe and comfortable with my situation.  Knowing that we have officers that have these traits makes me feel good living in Kenilworth.

Pat Barton

 

DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING, ZONING AND ORDINANCES

Councilman Soos reported consulting with the engineers on ongoing projects.  The 2005 road improvements will begin again in the Spring and trying to resolve the roof leak at the Senior Center.

DEPARTMENT OF FIRE, RECREATION, LIGHTING AND ECOLOGY

Councilman Corvelli stated that the Fire Chief is working on a report of programs in progress.  A Recreation meeting is scheduled for this week.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELFARE

Councilman Taylor had nothing to report.

CONSENT AGENDA

Resolutions No. 1 through No. 11 are listed under 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.

Councilman Soos moved that all items under Consent Agenda be approved, seconded by Councilman Clementi.  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 the Borough Clerk be authorized to issue the following Raffle License:           

                        #847            Kenilworth Historical Society on February 11, 2006 at No. 22nd Street

                        Kenilworth, NJ for an On-Premise 50/50 Raffle.

RESOLUTION NO. 3

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s appointment of MARIE CONKLIN as

a School Crossing Guard, effective as of January 2, 2006, be and the same is hereby resolved.

RESOLUTION NO. 4

Resolution appears on the following page.  (Refund Tax Sale Certificate #05-0008)

CONSENT AGENDA

RESOLUTION NO. 5

Resolution appears on the following page. (Authorizing a refund for a Senior Citizen Exemption)

RESOLUTION NO. 6

 

Resolution appears on the following page.  (Authorizing Application for a Fire Department

Addition and Renovations Grant)

 

RESOLUTION NO. 7

WHEREAS, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention is a major goal of all good government; and

            WHEREAS, The Borough of Kenilworth has established a Municipal Alliance for Alcohol and Drug Abuse prevention; and

            WHEREAS, The Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Union, via the Department of Human Services, will provide the Borough of Kenilworth with funds which amount to a sum not to exceed Sixteen Thousand Five Hundred and Seventy-three dollars

($16,573.00)

                                    CASH MATCH:                     $4,400.00

                                    IN-KIND MATCH:                     $12,619.00

            WHEREAS, the Borough of Kenilworth, through its Municipal Alliance, agrees to operate its program in accordance with the provisions of said grant.

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Governing Body of the Borough of Kenilworth agrees to the provisions of the said contract between itself and the County of Union for Alcohol and Drug Preventions and authorizes the Mayor to sign said agreement.

RESOLUTION NO. 8

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That the present contract with Great Northern Recycling, Inc. for the “Collection & Marketing Services for Recyclables” be extended on an emergency basis for a six month period, on a month to month basis, at the present rates.

Now, Therefore, Be It 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 Finance Officer of the Borough of Kenilworth.  The appropriation to be charged for this expenditure is: Acct. # 6-01-23-775-000.

RESOLUTION NO. 9

Resolution appears on the following page.  (Awarding a Bid for a Breathing Air Compressor &

                                                                            Charge Station to Mid-Atlantic Fire & Air)

RESOLUTION NO. 10

Resolution appears on the following page.  (Reimbursement for Veterans Disability Exemption)

RESOLUTION NO. 11

Resolution appears on the following page.  (Commending Police & Fire Rescue Squad for their

                                                            actions resulting in saving the life of a borough resident)

GENERAL BUSINESS

Councilwoman Colosimo mentioned a possible conflict with her classes and some of the regular  meetings.

Mayor David is looking for members to serve on the Centennial Committee.

MEETING OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Ms. Olsen, No. 7th Street, complained about the appearance of her neighbors property.

Jerry Ramos, No. 19th Street, volunteered to be on the Centennial Committee.

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business to come before the Council, it was moved by Soos, 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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