Council Minutes from 1/25/2006
 

REGULAR MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF KENILWORTH HELD ON WEDNESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 25, 2006.  MAYOR GREGG DAVID PRESIDED.

ROLL CALL

Roll Call at 8:00 P.M. showed the following Council Members present:  Lawrence Clementi,

Peter Corvelli, Anthony DeLuca Jr., 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 Clementi and carried that the minutes of the Work Session Meeting of January 10, the Regular Council Meeting of January 11, 2006 be dispensed with and approved as submitted.  (Copies furnished each Council Member prior to the meeting.)

COMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS

  1. Letter from Comcast announcing new additions to programming on Comcast iN Demand.
  2. Letter of resignation from Martha De Jesus, Deputy Borough Clerk as of

February 10, 2006.

  1. Letter from Barbara Wirkus, 6 Tulip Court, thanking the Public Works Department for the great job that they did on leaf collection.

REPORTS

           

      1.  Municipal Court Report for the month of December, 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.

REPORT OF COMMITTEES

MAYOR’S REPORT

Mayor David reported that Comcast will air a program on “Gangs in America”.

DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE

Councilman Clementi reported the committee is meeting with department heads on the 2006 budget.  He reported job openings in the Borough Clerk’s office and the Tax/Finance office.

 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

Councilman DeLuca reported the street sweeper is out of service again and the last day for leaf pick up is January 31st.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

Councilwoman Colosimo was absent.

 

DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING, ZONING AND ORDINANCES

Councilman Soos reported the Senior Center roof  leak will be temporarily repaired until it can be fixed.  The Borough Attorney is reviewing future zoning ordinances.

DEPARTMENT OF FIRE, RECREATION, LIGHTING AND ECOLOGY

Councilman Corvelli thanked Union and Roselle Park for coverage during the Fire Department banquet. The stipend program has been reviewed and Westfield thanked the Fire Department for assisting on a fire call.  The Recreation Committee is working on upcoming events, ideas for DiMario Park and established a salary for the Recreation Secretary.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELFARE

Councilman Taylor attended the Board of Health and Library Board meetings.  A meeting is scheduled to obtain future grants for the Library.

CONSENT AGENDA

Resolutions No. 1 through No. 7 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 Clementi moved that all items under Consent Agenda be approved, seconded by Councilman Taylor.  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, an application has been filed for a person-to-person transfer of Plenary Retail Consumption License #2008-33-002-003, heretofore issued to Ann Mun, Inc., t/a Roberto’s Restaurant for premises located at 520 South 31st Street, Kenilworth, NJ;  and

            WHEREAS, the submitted application form is complete in all respects, the transfer fees have been paid, and the license has been properly renewed for the current license term; and

            WHEREAS, the applicant is qualified to be licensed according to all standards established by Title 33 of the New Jersey Statutes, regulations promulgated thereunder, as well as pertinent local ordinances and conditions consistent with Title 33; and

            WHEREAS,  the application has disclosed and the issuing authority reviewed the source of all funds used in the purchase of the license and the licensed business and all additional financing obtained in connection with the licensed premises;

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Kenilworth does hereby approve, effective January 25, 2006, the transfer of the aforesaid Plenary Retail Consumption License to La Dolce Vita of Kenilworth, LLC does hereby direct the Municipal Clerk to endorse the license certificate to the new ownership as follows:  “This license, subject to all its terms and conditions, is hereby transferred to La Dolce Vita of Kenilworth, LLC effective January 25, 2006”.

 

 

RESOLUTION NO. 3

            WHEREAS, Payment was received from Restaurant Depot by the Tax and Finance Office and deposited as police O/S duty fee and

            WHEREAS, It has been found that there was an overpayment on behalf of Restaurant Depot, and

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Borough Treasurer be and is hereby authorized to draw a warrant for refund as stated below:

Restaurant Depot, Inc……………………………………………………………….  $840.00

 

RESOLUTION NO. 4

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s appointment of NANCY NICHOLS as

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

RESOLUTION NO. 5

            WHEREAS, the Borough of Kenilworth desires to apply for and obtain a grant from the New Jersey Department of the Treasury for $100,000.00 to carry out a project for a New

Police Headquarters.

            BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED, that the Borough of Kenilworth does hereby authorize the application for such funds; and, upon receipt of the funding agreement from the

State of New Jersey, does further authorize the execution of the funding agreement; and also upon receipt of the fully executed agreement from the State, does further authorize the expenditure of funds pursuant to the terms of said agreement between the Borough of Kenilworth and the State of New Jersey.

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the persons whose names, titles, and signatures appear below are authorized to sign the application, and that they or their successors in said titles are authorized to sign the agreement, and any other documents necessary in connection therewith and act as representatives of the aforementioned organization:

RESOLUTION NO. 6

 

Resolution appears on the following page.  (Appropriation Transfers)

RESOLUTION NO. 7

            WHEREAS, Rapid Pump & Meter Service Co., Inc. has submitted a proposal for “Monthly Inspection and Maintenance of the Sewerage Lift Station at Lafayette Avenue”;

           

            WHEREAS, Rapid Pump & Meter Service Co., Inc. was awarded this contract in 2005 and has performed well.

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the contract for “Monthly Inspection and Maintenance of the Sewerage Lift Station at Lafayette Avenue” be awarded to Rapid Pump & Meter Service Co., Inc. for a one year period at a cost of $295 per month.

GENERAL BUSINESS

No business to be discussed.

 

MEETING OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Mrs. Rehberger, No. 9th Street, questioned the status on her request for removal of a borough tree.

Mr. Cohen, Borough Attorney will look into the matter.

Councilman Soos made a motion, seconded by Councilman DeLuca to proceed into Closed Executive Meeting to discuss a personnel matter.

Returned to Open Session.

Mayor David stated that a personnel matter was discussed in Closed Session and the following action was taken.

A motion was made by Councilman Clementi and seconded by Councilman Taylor.

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That NANCY NICHOLS be appointed as Finance Officer for a one year term, contingent upon DCA approval, at a salary of $35,000 per year effective as of January 30, 2006.

Upon roll call the vote was unanimous.

ADJOURNMENT

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

8:45 P.M.                                                                                 Respectfully submitted,

                                                                                                Hedy Lipke, Borough Clerk  



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