Council Minutes from 12/13/2006
 

REGULAR MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF KENILWORTH  HELD ON WEDNESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 13, 2006.  MAYOR DAVID PRESIDED.

ROLL CALL

Roll Call at 8:00 P.M. showed the following Council Members present:   Peter Corvelli,  Lawrence Clementi, Carmela Colosimo, Fred Soos, Anthony DeLuca, 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 Councilman Soos, seconded by Councilwoman Colosimo, and carried that the Work Session Meeting of November 8, 2006 and the Regular Meeting of November 8, 2006 be dispensed with and approved as submitted.  (Copies furnished each Council Member prior to the meeting.)

Mayor David read Resolution No. 2 appointing Joseph Balwierczak as a permanent Police Officer. Upon roll call all in favor. Mayor David offered congratulations to Officer Balwierczak who was not present.

Mayor David read Resolution No. 1 appointing Edward Paster as a Probationary Patrolman.  Upon roll call all in favor.  Mayor David congratulated Officer Paster.

COMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS

1.      Letter from Daniel Swayze, PMK Group, regarding application for Stream Cleaning Permit for Brasser Lane.

2.      Letter from Shirley Boyden Maxwell, President of the Kenilworth Historical Society, enclosing a check for $840, the Borough’s share of the Fall 2006 Community Garage Sale permit fees and also enclosing a schedule of Centennial Year events.

3.      Requests for Proposals for Professional Services under the Pay-to-Play Law (Fair and Open Process) were published in two newspapers and posted on the web site.  Deadline for receipt of proposals is December 15, 2006 at 4:00 PM.

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REPORTS

1.      Municipal Court Report for the month of October 2006.

2.      Police Department Report for the month of November, 2006.

3.      Construction Department Report for the month of November, 2006.

4.      Borough Clerk’s Report for the month of November, 2006.

5.      Rahway Valley Sewerage Authority Meeting Minutes of October 19, 2006.

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

 

MAYOR’S REPORT

Mayor David advised he received a letter from Verizon advising that a new law has been enacted granting the Board of Public Utilities the authority to issue system wide cable television franchises in New Jersey. Verizon has included Kenilworth in it’s system wide franchise application filed with the BPU on November 2, 2006. Under the new law, system wide franchises will provide certain benefits to Municipalities, including public education and governmental access as well as one basic service outlet and free internet service to fire stations, public schools, police stations, public libraries and other such buildings used for municipal purposes.  Mayor David advised that the Borough has submitted a list of applicable Borough-owned buildings and the Borough looks forward to receiving free service in the very near future.

Mayor David read a letter from the NJDOT, on behalf of Governor Corzine, informing the Borough of Kenilworth that they have been selected to receive funding from the NJDOT Fiscal Year 2007 Municipal Aid Program for Carnegie Avenue in the amount of $187,000.00.  Mayor David advised that this letter states that the Borough of Kenilworth has received this grant to reconstruct Carnegie Avenue, which is in dire need of being repaired.  Mayor David stated that this grant will not cover the full cost of repairing the street, it will cover a significant portion of the project.  Mayor David thanked the DOT for awarding the Borough this grant.

Mayor David advised he received a letter from New Jersey American Water advising that residents will be receiving communications from NJ American Water regarding changes they are making to improve the level of service they offer their customers.  NJ American Water  has begun the process of converting their current customer service and accounting soft ware to new software that improve their ability to provide top notch customer service.  The target for completion is December 18, 2006.  Some of the changes residents can expect  are notice of changes to the deferred payment plan, electronic fund transfer process, notice of effects a meter change will have on the timing of their bill and notice of explanation regarding the new layout of their bill.

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Mayor David read a letter from Fire Chief Giordino thanking Erica Ferry, Sr. Director of Public Affairs, Schering-Plough Corporation for their $50,000.00 donation to the Kenilworth Fire Department/Rescue Squad.  Chief Giordino advised that they were currently making arrangements for the graphics and the lettering on the ambulance to include that the ambulance was funded by a generous donation from Schering-Plough Corporation. Mayor David reported that Schering-Plough donated $50,000.00 to the Rescue Squad for the purchase of a new ambulance and then agreed to match up to an additional $50,000.00 for every dollar that the Rescue Squad could raise on its own. The Rescue Squad was successful in raising $50,000.00 and  will receive $100,000.00 from Schering-Plough which will  cover the cost of a new ambulance. The new ambulance  has been ordered and is scheduled for delivery soon.

Mayor David reported that Councilman Clementi, himself and the Borough Engineer attended a meeting of the Rahway Valley Sewerage Authority on November 30, 2006.  The RVSA reported on their expected Capital Improvements and upcoming costs that each municipality will be incurring as a result of the Capital Improvements. The costs will be quite significant in the next couple of years.

DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE

Councilman Clementi reported the 2007 budgets have been received and are in the process of being reviewed.  Meetings will be scheduled during the month of January with all Department heads.  Councilman Clementi also advised there is a Resolution on the agenda tonight authorizing the Borough to go out for bond anticipation notes, which is something the Borough does every three or four years. The sale is scheduled for the beginning of February 2007.

 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

Councilman DeLuca reported that curb side leaf pickup was completed on December 8, 2006 but the DPW is still sending out one crew everyday to pick up any piles that are left.  The DPW started cleaning the Borough Parks and DiMario Park should be completed by Thursday.  The Borough received a bid for a street sweeper, which is $2,000.00 less then budgeted.  Rich Spilner, the Borough mechanic has all the snow removal equipment ready, the salt domes are filled to capacity and they have sidewalk deicing salt in stock.

 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

Councilwoman Colosimo congratulated Patrolman Paster on his appointment as a probationary patrolman and Patrolman Balwierczak for successfully completing his one year probationary period.

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Councilwoman Colosimo read a report from Chief Dowd stating there was 134 hours of training during the month on Ucert/Swat, 9-1-1 Desk Training and Firearms.  All officers, excluding Officer Smith, were qualified in the Semi Annual Fire Arms Training, conducted by Sgt. David. On November 2, 2006, Supervisor Officers and Chief Dowd met with Dr. Lloyd Leschuk, Superintendent of Schools, to go over areas of mutual concerns pertaining to school violence. 

Councilman Colosimo read a letter from Police Chief William Dowd to all police personnel stating that the Kenilworth Police Department took a total of 64 sick days for the year ending November 30, 2006.  This total averages out to a total of 2 sick days per officer per year.  The total amount of 64 includes two officers with extended ailments, one officer was out for 18 days and the other 16 days. Chief Dowd praised all officers and recognized the officers that worked the entire year without being out: Captain Scott Phillips, Lt. Ken Grady, Lt. Bill Hannon, Sgt. Rich Wood, Sgt. Matt Devlin, Sgt. John Zimmerman, Detective Fred Soos, Patrolman Dan Sims, Patrolman Mike Devlin, Patrolman Mike Scanielo, Patrolman Joseph Balwierczak and Patrolman John Scuorzo. In addition the following officers were out only one day, Lt. Henry Moll, Sgt. Tim Dowd, Patrolman Paul Campanelli, Patrolman Bob Cox and Detective Anthony Giacalone. 

 

DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING, ZONING AND ORDINANCES  

Councilman Soos reported that the core samples on North 17th Street are completed and the engineer is working thru the final estimates with the contractor.  DiMario Park reseeding will have to be done in the spring along with some grading.  The backstop will be installed on Monday by the County. There were some change orders regarding the Park and as a result, the Borough has a $12,000.00 credit. The Borough put a change order in for $5,200.00 for a new telephone pole at the Lafayette Pump Station. The 2006  Road pre-construction meeting was held and we have asked the contractor to give us a change order to alleviate the water problem on Park Drive before the cold weather comes and the water freezes.  There is a resolution on the agenda tonight for $30,550.00 to install a new drainage pipe Park Drive. The plans and specs are ready for the Library elevator and application is being put through the Planning Board because the Library infringes on the right of way by about 8 inches.

 

DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION, LIGHTING AND ECOLOGY

 

Councilman Corvelli reported that the Recreation will be having Skate Night on December 16, 2006 at Warinanco Park. Councilman Corvelli thanked the Fire Department for the Santa Program which gives out toys to Kenilworth children. The Fire Department received a grant from Homeland Security for a washer/dryer. Councilman Corvelli read a letter to the Fire Department from Sr. Theresa thanking the Fire Department for paving the parking lot at St. Theresa’s.

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION AND WELFARE

 

Councilman Taylor reported the Library Board will be meeting with a consultant in regard to space utilization and the future of the building. There is also a second reading tonight on the LMxAC which is the circulation system for the Library.  The Board of Education has given the Borough purchase orders for new equipment for the television station. The Board of Health has a meeting next Thursday.  The Borough engineer has submitted an application to the DEP to clean the stream on Brasser Lane in response to an infestation problem.

 

BILLS

Consolidated Bill List appears on the following pages.  (copy attached)

CONSENT AGENDA

Resolutions No. 1 through No. 18 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  DeLuca 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 the appointment of EDWARD PASTER as a Probationary Patrolman in the Borough of Kenilworth for a probationary period of one year effective January 8, 2007 at a salary of $45,997.10 per year, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 2

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That Police Officer JOSEPH BALWIERCZAK, having completed his one year probationary period and upon the recommendation of Police Chief William Dowd, be appointed a permanent police officer in the Kenilworth Police Department.

RESOLUTION NO. 3

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

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RESOLUTION NO. 4

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That the Chief Finance Officer be authorized to make payments for necessary obligations prior to the next regularly scheduled Council Meeting in January 2007.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 5

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

           

                        #879    Kenilworth Little League on June 9, 2007 at Echo Lake Park, Westfield, NJ for an Off-Premise Raffle.

RESOLUTION NO. 6

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That the attached list of Retirees be reimbursed for their payments for Medicare coverage from July 1, 2006 through December 31, 2006 inclusive, in accordance with Chapter 231, P.L. 1970 State of New Jersey.

RESOLUTION NO. 7

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That www.Kenilworthnj.com is hereby recognized as the official web site of the Borough of Kenilworth

RESOLUTION NO. 8

 

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That the Chief of Police receive a 4 ˝% increase in salary for the Year 2006 retroactive to January 1, 2006.

RESOLUTION NO. 9

WHEREAS, Joseph Sapienza is the owner of Block 150, lot 24, 682 Summit Avenue, Borough of Kenilworth, Union County, NJ, and;

WHEREAS, Paul Parsons, the Tax Assessor has verified that Joseph Sapienza has qualified for 100% disabled tax exemption for the year 2006; and

WHEREAS, Joseph Sapienza paid all of 2006 taxes on the aforementioned block and lot;

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NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Treasurer after proper notation on the tax account records by the Collector of Taxes be and is hereby authorized to issue warrants for refund as stated below.

Block                      Lot                 Payable to:                                               Amount

           

             150                            24              Joseph Sapienza                                         $5,116.69

                                                                    682 Summit Avenue

                                                                    Kenilworth, NJ   07033

 

 

RESOLUTION NO. 10

 

WHEREAS, it has been determined that real estate taxes for the year 2006 have been overpaid due to a New Jersey State Tax Court Judgment,

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the treasurer be and is hereby authorized to draw a warrant payable to “Daniel G. Keough, Trustee” in the amount following their respective names and property location and further deliver said warrants to the Collector of Taxes for proper notation on tax account, also

                    

Block                      Lot                   Name/Prop. Loc.                     Amount

183                       10                Kenilworth Storage, LLC             $16,155.00

                                                        800 Boulevard                       

                                                       Less balance 4th quarter          -5,385.01

                                        

                                                          Total to refund                $10,769.99

                  

RESOLUTION NO. 11

WHEREAS, Joseph Madden is the owner of Block 159, lot 16, 757 Woodland Avenue, Borough of Kenilworth, Union County, NJ, and;

WHEREAS, Paul Parsons, the Tax Assessor has verified that the aforementioned parcel has been subdivided for the year 2006; and

WHEREAS, Joseph Madden paid all of 2006 taxes on the aforementioned block and lot;

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NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Treasurer after proper notation on the tax account records by the Collector of Taxes be and is hereby authorized to issue warrants for refund as stated below.

Block                      Lot                 Payable to:                                               Amount

           

             156                            16               Joseph Madden                              $5,881.17

                                                                    48 Kipling Avenue

                                                                    Springfield, NJ   07081

RESOLUTION NO. 12

 

Resolution appears on the following page. (Resolution Authorizing the Mayor and Municipal Clerk of the Municipality of Kenilworth to execute an Agreement with the County of Union to Modify the Interlocal Services Agreement Dated December 15, 1974, and as amended).

RESOLUTION NO. 13

Be It Hereby Resolved: 

WHEREAS, the Borough of Kenilworth heretofore advertised for the receipt of bids for a BROOM STREET SWEEPER WITH BELT CONVEYOR and W.E. TIMMERMAN CO., INC., 3554 Route 22 West, P.O. Box 71, Whitehouse, NJ 08888, having submitted a bid of $132,750.00.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the contract for a 1 Broom Street Sweeper with Belt Conveyor is hereby awarded to W.E. Timmerman Co., Inc. at a cost of $132,750.00.

BE IT FURTHER 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 Chief Finance Officer of the Borough of Kenilworth. The appropriation to be charged for this expenditure is:

 

RESOLUTION NO. 14

 

WHEREAS, it shall become necessary to expend for some of the purposes specified in the budget appropriation of the respective sums appropriated, and

WHEREAS, there is an excess in one or more appropriations over and above the amount deemed necessary to fulfill the purpose of such appropriation, and

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WHEREAS, N.J.S. 40A:4-58 provides for the transfer of such amounts deemed in excess to appropriation for the amount of which are deemed to be insufficient to fulfill purposes of such appropriation, and

WHEREAS, the transfers about to be authorized do not affect any appropriations to which or from transfers are prohibited under statute,

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the attached transfers be approved and the Chief Financial Officer is hereby authorized to make the transfers in the 2006 Municipal Budget.

RESOLUTION NO. 15

 

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Contract for “Lafayette Pump Station Upgrade” awarded to DeMaio Electrical Company, is hereby amended as per a Change Order for an increase in the amount of $5,200.00 for the installation of a new electrical service pole as recommended by Borough Engineers PMK.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor be authorized to sign said Change Order.

BE IT FURTHER 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 in attached.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 16

 

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That Daniel A. Ryan, Certified Public Works Manager, having served as Kenilworth Superintendent of Public Works since June, 1998, be granted tenure in the position of Kenilworth Superintendent of Public Works as per NJSA 40A:9-15.6

RESOLUTION NO. 17

 

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That the Contract for “2006 Roadway Improvements” awarded to Topline Construction Company, is hereby amended as per a Change Order to add the amount of $30,500.00 for Installation of New Drainage Pipe to Alleviate Ponding on Park Drive, making the total contract amount $611,533 as recommended by Borough Engineers PMK.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor be authorized to sign said Change Order.

BE IT FURTHER 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 in attached.

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RESOLUTION NO. 18

Be It Hereby Resolved:   Resolution appears on the following page (A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF NOT EXCEEDING $3,429,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, 2007 SERIES A, DULY AUTHORIZED BY VARIOUS BOND ORDINANCES DULY ADOPTED BY THE BOROUGH OF KENILWORTH, UNION COUNTY, NEW JERSEY; AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF SAID BONDS; DETERMINING THE FORM AND OTHER DETAILS OF SAID BONDS; AND PROVIDING FOR OTHER MATTERS IN CONNECTION THEREWITH).

Proposed Ordinance No. 2006-21 was read for the second and final reading as follows: (Copy appears in the minutes of  10/25/06).

                                                            Ordinance 2006-21

INTERLOCAL SERVICES AGREEMENTS WITH THE COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX, MIDDLESEX COUNTY COLLEGE AND OTHER MUNICIPALITIES WITHIN AND WITHOUT MIDDLESEX COUNTY AND AN AGREEMENT WITH LIBRARIES OF MIDDLESEX AUTHOMATION CONSORTIUM (LMXAC) TO PROVIDE CENTRALIZED COMPUTER SERVICES AS WELL AS OTHER SERVICES FOR THE KENILWORTH PUBLIC LIBRARY.

Mayor David stated this Ordinance gives the Kenilworth Public Library the authority to enter into an Interlocal Service Agreement or Shared Services Agreement with the County of Middlesex, Middlesex County College and other Municipalities within and without Middlesex County for the purpose of providing certain centralized computer services as well as other services for libraries.

Mayor David stated that since this is a second and final reading he opened the meeting to the public.  No one desiring to be heard, the meeting was closed to the public.

RESOLUTION NO. 19

Introduced by Councilman Taylor, adopted by same

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That Proposed Ordinance No. 2006-21, be and the same is hereby passed on second and final reading and ordered published according to law.

Seconded by Councilman Anthony DeLuca and on roll call, unanimously carried.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

Mayor David called Councilwoman Colosimo down from the dais and read the following  Resolution:

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WHEREAS, Carmela Colosimo has been a resident of the Borough of Kenilworth for more than forty years; and

WHEREAS, Carmela Colosimo is married to Gian and has three children Anna, Stefania and Giancarlo; and

WHEREAS,  Carmela Colosimo is a teacher and has taught in St. Theresa’s School and is presently teaching math in the Cranford School system and has attained a Principal’s Certificate; and

WHEREAS, Carmela Colosimo has served as a Council Member for twelve years having been elected to her first three year term in 1995 and re-elected in 1998, 2001 and 2004; and

WHEREAS, Carmela Colosimo, having served four consecutive terms makes her the longest serving Councilwoman in Kenilworth history; and

WHEREAS, during her tenure she has served as Council President and  chaired the Public Works and the Public Safety Committees and the Beautification Committee; and

WHEREAS, Carmela Colosimo serves on the Pride in Kenilworth Committee, the Drug Alliance Committee and the Centennial Committee; and

WHEREAS, Carmela Colosimo is an active member of the Union County Women of Excellence Committee; and

WHEREAS, during her twelve years as Councilwoman, Carmela Colosimo unselfishly gave of her time and was committed to the welfare of the Borough of Kenilworth and all its residents.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Kenilworth commend and thank Carmela Colosimo for her twelve years of dedicated services as a Councilwoman and wish her only the best in all her future endeavors.

Upon roll call all in favor.

Councilwoman Colosimo stated that it has been an honor serving the Borough and that the values, honesty and integrity she possesses came from her father.  She also commended Councilman Soos for his tireless dedication to the Borough of Kenilworth. 

Councilwoman Colosimo thanked Hedy Lipke’s knowledge, wisdom and support during all her terms as a Councilwoman.  Carmela also praised Mayor David for having a great

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amount of integrity during all his years of service to the Borough and she congratulated Kathi Fiamingo and Fred Pugliese on being elected.

Mayor David read a letter from Police Chief William Dowd stating that due to a prior commitment he could not attend tonight’s meeting.  He wished the entire Governing Body a happy, healthy and safe Holiday Season. He also thanked Councilwoman Carmela Colosimo for her many years of service to the Borough, especially as his Police Commissioner.  Her working relationship with the Police Department was an excellent one that will be sorely missed.  Chief Dowd stated that Carmela is truly a class act.   He also wrote that he would be remiss if he did not also wish Councilman Fred Soos the best at his last meeting.  Even though the “Bulldog” and the Chief did not always see eye to eye, Fred was always there to help out whenever needed.  Fred was a full time Councilman whose dedication went well beyond what was required of him.  The Chief wished the best of luck to both Carmela and Fred. 

Mayor David stated that for the past three years he called Councilman Soos his Chief of Staff because he was always there, day in and day out, to take care of the things that he and other members of the Governing Body were unable to perform due their full time employment outside of the Borough.  Mayor David said that during his years as an elected official he has worked with many different people, from both parties, and he can honestly say that he has never served with anyone that cared more, worked harder and gave more of their time to this Borough then Fred Soos.  Mayor David thanked Fred for his service and wished  Fred the best in the future.

Mayor David stated that Carmela and himself have gone back a long way together as members of this Governing Body.  From their early days as minority members to this very evening, Carmela has always had a calming influence,  even in the most turbulent situations. It will be both strange and difficult for him to no longer be able to count on that.  Throughout her time as Councilwoman, Carmela has served with class, dignity, honor and grace and as a result, she has held the respect of all who served with her.  From the Mayors perspective, Carmela has done more for this Community then anyone he has ever served with.  It has been a great privilege and honor to have served with Carmela for the past decade.

Mayor David stated that the residents of Kenilworth have been very fortunate to have Carmela and Fred represent their interests. Their honesty, dedication and love for this Borough are unsurpassed and will be greatly missed.  Carmela and Fred are more than just two people that he has served with, they have become close friends and that is something he will cherish for life.  The Mayor thanked Carmela and Fred, on behalf of the residents of the Borough of Kenilworth,  for their service and wished them the very best now and in the future.

Mayor David wished the Residents of Kenilworth a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah, Happy Holidays and a very happy and health New Year.

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Councilman Corvelli added that the Fire Department had a very busy week and he commended the Fire Department for responding to fires in Plainfield and Cranford.  Councilman Corvelli stated that he has learned a lot from Councilman Soos & Councilwoman Colosimo during the last couple of years and he will miss them and wished them good luck.

Councilman Clementi stated that Councilman Soos and Councilwoman Colosimo will be sorely missed by everyone and they should be proud of their accomplishments.  He also stated that he has gained two good lifetime friends in Fred and Carmela and wished them the best of luck.

Councilman DeLuca stated that he has learned a lot from Fred and Carmela and wished them the best of luck.

Councilman Taylor stated that both Fred and Carmela have been mentors as well as friends and he has learned a great deal from them.  He also stated that the Borough of Kenilworth has thrived under the leadership of both Carmela and Fred and he thanked them for the time they have given to him and that they will be missed.

Councilwoman elect Fiamingo congratulated Councilwoman Carmela on a long and very gracious career with the Borough and the Borough has been well served.  She also congratulated Councilman Soos on his hard work and dedication to the Borough and wished both Carmela and Fred the best of luck.

Councilman Soos congratulated Kathi Fiamingo and Fred Pugliese and wished them well.  He also stated that he will still be around and if anyone needs him, he is only a phone call away.  He will always care about Kenilworth.  Councilman Soos thanked the Governing Body and stated it has been a pleasure working with them and he hoped the friendships they have established will go on for a long time. 

MEETING OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 Livio Mancino, 102 North 24th Street – Mr. Mancino stated that on the Resolution for Carmela he would vote a definite yes.  He also stated that the Borough of Kenilworth will suffer from the loss of Carmela and Fred. Mr. Mancino asked if the Council planned on doing anything for the Brearley Football Team on their winning season.

Mayor David stated that the Governing Body attempted to do something before year end but the school declined.  Councilman Taylor stated that the Council is planning to honor the football team at a meeting after the holidays.

Jerry Ramos, 337 North 19th Street – Mr. Ramos stated that he first met Councilwoman Colosimo twelve years ago and at that time she was over the Department of Public Works where she upgraded the equipment, raised the moral of the employees and in

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general had a very good effect on the DPW.  He stated that when Carmela  went to the Police Department she also made some significant improvements such as the safety of the children. Carmela has been a real asset to the Borough of Kenilworth. He stated that Carmela is a tribute to her fathers memory and that he was a respected member of the Community she has  carried on the tradition with her dedication and commitment to the Borough.   

Mr. Ramos thanked Councilman Soos for his  many years of service to the Borough.  He stated that no only was Fred on the Council but he also served on the Board of Education and chairman on the Rahway Valley Sewerage Authority.  He also stated that the two elected officials coming into office have big shoes to fill and he wished them luck.

Bob Herbert, 36 Coolidge Drive – Mr. Herbert thanked Carmela and Fred for all they have done for the Borough.  Mr. Herbert asked if the Borough would consider having yellow ribbons on trees to support our military.  He also asked the Governing Body to give some though about joining services to try and save the tax dollars. 

ADJOURNMENT

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