Council Minutes from 2/13/2008
 

REGULAR MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF KENILWORTH  HELD ON WEDNESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 13, 2008.  MAYOR KATHI FIAMINGO PRESIDED.

ROLL CALL

Roll Call at 8:00 P.M. showed the following Council Members present:  Salvatore Candarella,  Larry Clementi, Anthony DeLuca, Brian Joho, Fred Pugliese and Toni Sosnosky.

Mayor Fiamingo read the requirements of the Open Public Meetings Act.

PRESENTATION

The Boy Scouts of America performed the Opening Flag Ceremony and Salute to the Flag and also presented the Mayor with Popcorn. Mayor Fiamingo read a Proclamation for the Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Explorers and she thanked the Boy Scouts for their presentation. (Proclamation attached)

Mayor Fiamingo thanked John Kozak, Scout Master, for being a great leader for the Boy Scouts.  He thanked the Kenilworth Veterans for their support.

MINUTES

It was moved by Councilwoman Sosnosky, seconded by Councilman Candarella, and carried that the minutes of the Work Session Meeting of January 22, 2008 and the Regular Meeting of January 23, 2008 be dispensed with and approved as submitted.  (Copies furnished each Council Member prior to the meeting.)

COMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS

1.      A check was received from Verizon for 2007 Franchise Fees in the amount of $12,231.39.

  1. A check was received from Comcast for 2007 Franchise Fees in the amount of $28,354.88.
  2. Letter from Patricia Cameron, 445 Sheridan Avenue, requesting permission to have a Storage unit (POD) on their property for a 3 month period.
  3. Letter from RVSA informing that the Borough’s assessment for 2008 is $1,126,966.00.
  4. Letter from Shirley Boyden Maxwell, President of the Kenilworth Historical Society, requesting a letter of recommendation for a grant application; a waiver of permit fees for the Nitschke House restoration and approval to host a Community-wide Garage Sale in September.

REPORTS

1.      Municipal Court Report for the month of January, 2008.

  1. Police Department Report for the month of January, 2008.
  2. Construction Department Report for the month of January, 2008.
  3. Borough Clerk’s Report for the month of January, 2008.
  4. Rahway Valley Sewerage Authority Meeting Minutes of December 20, 2007.

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

REPORT OF COMMITTEES

Mayor Fiamingo stated she sent a letter to Clifton People, Mayor of Union, requesting he address the concern of potential danger to Kenilworth residents from the Union Township Pistol Range. The letter was sent  in response to a report that was received from a Kenilworth resident at the last Council Meeting.

The Mayor also reported she has been in contact with the Mayor of Cranford regarding a request to have our respective engineers meet relative to flooding conditions. She stated  there has been an increased awareness of flooding recently with the current rains and snow.  She has had prior contact with Mayor Puhak and wanted to get together and see what could be done as neighboring communities to resolve the flooding.  We would like to have the engineers meet and discuss issues that might be beneficial to both our communities.

Mayor Fiamingo stated on January 30th she met with Governor Corzine at Costa’s Restaurant for a presentation to Union County Mayors on the toll hike plan.  She stated she listened to the presentation and her personal opinion is that she is not in favor of the plan although that is not the opinion of the Council as of yet.  She stated that on the Gannett Web Site it was estimated that Kenilworth residents spent at least $300.00 in tolls in 2007 and in 2022 that estimate, based on the toll plan increase, will increase to over 2,000.00. This is pretty significant to our community members and it has a disproportionate effect on people living along the corridor of the turnpike and the parkway and it is something that will impact our residents a great deal more than others.

Mayor Fiamingo stated she attended a meeting for the Community Development Block Grant. Kenilworth is no longer eligible for grant money for the Kenilworth Library, since the project will be completed before the grant money will be available. Kenilworth has already received $100,000.00 in Block Grants. 

On tonight’s Agenda under Communications and Petitions there was a check from Verizon for franchise fees for $12,231.00.  The check was an unexpected pleasant surprise for the Borough and we are pleased to receive the check. The check will go into the general funds.

DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE

Councilman Joho stated the Finance Committee completed it’s department meetings, having met with various department heads to discuss their proposed budgets for 2008.  The Committee also received and discussed  Capital requests for this year and several years going forward. The Borough Auditor is currently reviewing the Borough’s financial position as well the departmental budget proposal information.  The Finance Committee will meet with the Borough Finance Officer and Auditors during the first week of March and at that point they will formulate the Budget for introduction to the Mayor and Council.

 

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

Councilwoman Sosnosky reported the DPW crew has been filling potholes and cleaning storm drains.  She has developed a new form the DPW will be using to record calls from residents.  They currently have a two hour turn around time for items that are not an emergency because those are taken care of right away.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

Councilman Pugliese reported that talking on your cell phone while driving has been illegal for the past few years.  Police Officers could not pull you over just because you were talking on your cell phone and driving at the same time. They could pull you over for speeding and then issue a summons for using a cell phone.  Starting on March 1, 2008 talking on your cell phone while driving will be a primary violation which means they can pull drivers over simply for the fact that they are talking on their cell phone.  Residents are hereby put on notice that if they are talking on their cell phones while driving they can be pulled over and issued a ticket.  The Kenilworth Police Department will be welcoming back Police Officer Valerie Smith on March 1, 2008 from her extended leave.

Councilman Pugliese stated that at last month’s meeting a resident suggested the Borough look into  southbound traffic at the intersection of 14th Street and Monroe.  Apparently there are large volumes of vehicles attempting to make  left hand turns from 14th Street onto Monroe Avenue which, in turn, cause  backups down to Sheridan Avenue and sometimes to Lafayette Avenue.  Chief Dowd and Lt. Grady conducted a four day vehicle count at the corner of Monroe and Fourteenth Street and determined that between February 7th and February 11th, approximately 30,000 vehicles traveled that intersection solely from the southbound lane of 14th Street.  They concurred that a delayed green is necessary at that intersection which would facilitate the flow of traffic toward the Boulevard and also toward the eastbound lane of Monroe Avenue.  They received an estimate for the delayed green light and the installation of a battery backup for that traffic signal.  That traffic light was the only light in Town that did not have a battery back up.  They received an estimate of approximately $7,900.00 for both the delayed green and the battery back up.  The Chief has requested that this be included in his budget for 2008.

DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING, ZONING & ORDINANCES

Councilman Candarella reported the Planning Board had a work shop meeting last week and a committee was formed to develop a plan to develop a new Master Plan and Zoning Book.  They are looking into a full review of the Master Plan and Zoning Book which will take well over a year and maybe two years to complete.  It is a big project and they are in the process of going out and getting proposals from a couple of engineering firms.  He stated if they can find the money in this years budget he thinks it will be a good plan to start since it has not been revised for the past 12 years.  Some of the Ordinances in the book need to be updated prior to the new Master Plan going into effect.  He has been working the Borough Attorney and the Borough Engineer to adopt some new Ordinances to better reflect what they are trying to go forward with.

Councilman Candarella reported the Union Township Zoning Officer and Building Official resigned.  The new Zoning Officer and Building Official have stepped up to the plate a month early and have started their duties. They are currently trying to catch up. 

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He stated the Handyman Program is up and running.  They have spent about $1,000.00 of the $5,000.  Paulette Drogan is going to put an ad in the paper to advertise.  If any seniors are in need they can contact Councilman Candarella.  At the last meeting some residents questioned things like sump pumps and hazardous conditions.  He has addressed all of their concerns and if anyone would like to speak to him, they can do so after the meeting.

 

DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION AND FIRE

Councilman Clementi reported the Recreation Department will be having their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 15, 2008 at Black Brook Park.  The Hunt will start  at 10:00 am sharp.  The next Recreation Dance will be Friday, March 14th at the VFW Hall from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm.  Councilman Clementi read the January Monthly Report from the Fire Department.  Total calls for the Fire Department and Rescue Squad was 134, total emergency man hours were 930, total miles traveled, 1,110, total amount of non emergency man hours 619 and the grand total of man hours used was 1,549.  Councilman Clementi congratulated Jennifer Prochaczek and Timothy Loessel for being appointed as probationary members of the Fire Department.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION & WELFARE

Councilman DeLuca reported that his next meeting for the Library will be on February 14, 2008 and for the Board of Health meeting will be next Thursday, February 21st.  The Library has started its Needs Assessment and they have started using Focus Groups.  They are taking the standpoints of residents and business professionals around the area.  They met with their first  Focus Group on Monday. The group is made up of residents that go to the Library and also residents that do not go to the Library.  They are going to try and come up with ways to better improve their services.

BILLS

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

 

CONSENT AGENDA

Resolutions No. 1 thru 15 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.

Councilman Clementi moved that all items under Consent Agenda be approved, seconded by Councilman Candarella.  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 Jennifer Prochaczek and Timothy Loessel be

appointed as a probationary members of the Kenilworth Volunteer Fire Department

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RESOLUTION NO. 3

WHEREAS, Restaurant Depot paid for police outside duty and fees were received by the Kenilworth Police Department.

WHEREAS, it has been determined that all dates were not covered by police officers and a refund is due.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Treasurer be and is hereby authorized to draw a warrant to refund the following amount to:

                                    Amount of $1750.00 refunded to Restaurant Depot

                                                    121 Market Street

                                                                                         Kenilworth, NJ  07033

RESOLUTION NO. 4

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That Resolution No. 8 dated January 23, 2008 which awarded the contract for “Lead and Construction Administration Services for the Kenilworth Library Elevator Project” to USA ARCHITECTS PLANNERS & INTERIOR DESIGNERS be corrected to show the total cost to be $6,300.00.

RESOLUTION NO. 5

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

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 following be approved and the Chief Financial Officer is hereby authorized to make the following transfers in the 2007 Municipal Budget:

FROM:                                                                                                AMOUNT

Other Expenses:

730      Other Insurance                                                        $   3,100.00

749      Fire Department                                                     $   1,500.00

765      Public Works                                                             $      710.00

770      Solid Waste Coll.                                                     $      240.00

761      Senior Citizen                                                             $      500.00

788      Dog & Cat Regulation                                                            $   1,300.00

                                               

                                                            Sub-Total                $   7,350.00

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Salaries and Wages:

701      Clerk                                                                           $      340.00

712      Legal                                                                           $   7,675.50

715            Engineering                                                                $   2,900.00

725            Construction                                                              $      160.00

746      Traffic                                                                          $      530.00

749      Fire Dept.                                                               $      730.00

772      Bldg & Grounds                                                          $   1,000.00

762      Senior citizen                                                             $   5,000.00

795            Recreation                                                                  $   2,250.00

                                                            Sub-Total                $ 20,585.50

                                                                        TOTAL                        $ 27,935.50

TO:

Other Expenses:

745      Police                                                                          $   1,522.50

733      Group Insurance                                                        $ 16,353.06

766      Snow Removal                                                         $        34.09

785      Health                                                                          $      124.00

837            Contribution to S.S.                                                    $   1,040.85

                                                            Sub-Total                $ 19,074.50

Salaries and Wages:

765      Streets & Roads                                                          $      692.00

745      Police                                                                          $   8,169.00

                                                            Sub-Total                $   8,861.00

                                                                        TOTAL                        $ 27,935.50

                                   

RESOLUTION NO. 6

WHEREAS, the Treasurer had outstanding checks on the records in the Trust account which were issued over one year ago, and:

WHEREAS, letters were written in November 2007 to the businesses/individuals asking them to cash these checks or sign affidavits to have them replaced;

WHEREAS, C. J. Malkmus did not respond to our request by the end of 2007 and, therefore their checks were cancelled; and

WHEREAS, C.J. Malkmus responded to our request in January, 2008 and asked for replacement checks and are entitled to these replacement checks for services provided in 2006;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Council that the Treasurer is authorized to reissue checks to C. J. Malkmus, 93 Marion Street, Port Reading, NJ   07064 in

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RESOLUTION NO. 7

AUTHORIZING THE 2008 CASH MANAGEMENT

PLAN FOR THE BOROUGH OF KENILWORTH

 

WHEREAS, P.L., 1983, Chapter 8, as amended by P.L. 1997, Chapter 148, and the Local Fiscal Affairs Law; N.J.S.A. 40A:5-14 require that each municipality designate a Cash Management Plan for the deposit and investment of each local unit’s monies.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council that the attached Cash Management Plan of the Borough of Kenilworth be and hereby is adopted.

RESOLUTION NO. 8

WHEREAS, the Municipality of Kenilworth is aware of the national problem caused by lead-based paint potentially effecting up to 14,000 households with children under the age of six within Union County; and

WHEREAS, the County of Union Department of Parks and Community Renewal, Division of Planning and Community Development, Bureau of Housing was awarded up to $4 million to reduce the lead hazard amount Union County’s most vulnerable children; and

WHEREAS, the purpose of the proposed Union County Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant Program will be to educate, test and remediate lead hazards in Section 8 income eligible homes according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, focusing on homes with children six years of age and younger throughout Union County; and

WHEREAS, the Department of Parks and Community Renewal, Division of Planning and Community Development, Bureau of Housing has asked for support from Kenilworth.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and members of the Kenilworth Council that it supports the Union County Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant Program; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor and members of the Kenilworth Council authorize the municipal health officer, code official and Community Development representative to assist and cooperate in the efforts to reduce the lead hazard within the community; and

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that a certified copy of this Resolution be forwarded to Alfred J.  Faella, Director, Department of Parks and Community Renewal, Administration Building, Elizabethtown Plaza, Elizabeth, NJ  07207.

RESOLUTION NO. 9

RESOLUTION JOINTLY TERMINATING

INTERLOCAL SHARED SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH

UNION TOWNSHIP & ACCELERATING

WHEREAS, the Township of Union and the Borough of Kenilworth pursuant to NJSA 40:A-1 et. seq. entered into an experimental interlocal service agreement for the administration of building and construction codes in 2004; and

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WHEREAS, the Township of Union has requested to terminate the agreement one month prior to its expiration; and

WHEREAS, the Borough of Kenilworth elected not to renew the inter-local agreement at its expiration on February 29, 2008; and

WHEREAS, at the January 1, 2008 Organizational meeting of the Borough of Kenilworth the Mayor and Council appointed Robert Herbert and Jerry Eger to serve as the Zoning Enforcement Officer and Building Inspector/Construction Official respectively with duties to commence on March 1, 2008.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED on this 13th day of February, 2008 that the Municipality of Kenilworth hereby consents to the early termination of the interlocal service agreement with

the Township of Union as requested and further authorizes the duties of Robert Herbert and Jerry Eger as Borough officials to commence concurrently with the early termination of the agreement with the Township of Union on Monday February 4, 2008.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of the resolution be published in the Star Ledger and posted  within the Borough’s Municipal Building. 

 

RESOLUTION NO. 10

Whereas, an emergent condition has arisen with respect to adoption of the 2008 Annual

Budget and no adequate provision has been made in the 2008 Temporary Appropriations

for the aforesaid purpose, and the N.J.S. 40A:4-20 provides for the creation of an

 

emergency temporary appropriation for the purpose above mentioned, and

   
                 

Whereas, the total emergency resolutions adopted in the year 2008 pursuant to the

provisions of Chapter 96,P.L. 1951 (N.J.S. 40A:4-20) including this resolution total

 

$10,856.00

               
                 

Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved (not less than two-thirds of all the members thereof

affirmatively concurring) that in accordance with the provisions of N.J.S. 40A:4-20:

 
                 

1.  An emergency temporary appropriation be and the same is hereby made for salaries

    & wages and other expenses appropriations in the amount  $10,856.00

   
                 

2.  That said emergency Temporary appropriation be provided for the 2008 budget

      under the title of:  Various line items.

         

ACCOUNT #

 

ACCOUNT NAME

 

FROM

 

TO

Salaries & Wages

               

725

 

Construction Code Official

 

 $       1,496.00

 

 $       1,670.00

Other Expenses

              705

 

                                        Financial Administration

 

           $7,483.00

 

            $7,665.00

725

 

Construction Official

   

 $       3,700.00

 

 $       4,700.00

733

 

Group Insurance

   

 $   170,000.00

 

 $   175,000.00

745

 

Police Department

   

 $     53,765.00

 

 $     54,000.00

765

 

Public Works

   

 $     20,541.00

 

 $     22,541.00

776

 

Shade Tree

   

 $       5,985.00

 

 $       8,100.00

833

 

Municipal Court

   

 $       4,056.00

 

 $       4,206.00

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RESOLUTION NO. 11

WHEREAS, the citizens of the Borough of Kenilworth stand firmly committed to the promoting of reading as the catalyst for our students’ future academic success, their preparation for America’s jobs of the future, and their ability to compete in a global economy; and

WHEREAS, the Borough of Kenilworth has provided significant leadership in the Area of community involvement in the education of our youth, grounded in the principal that educational investment is the key to the community’s well-being and long-term quality of life; and

WHEREAS, NEA’S Read Across America, a national celebration of reading, will be conducted on March 3, 2008, which would have been the 104th birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss; and

WHEREAS, Read Across America-NJ is being conducted statewide by the New Jersey State League of Municipalities, the New Jersey Library Association, Saturn-UAW, and their local affiliates across the state to promote reading and adult involvement in the education of our community’s students:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Kenilworth call on the citizens of Kenilworth to assure that every child is in a safe place reading together with a caring adult on March 3, 2008;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this body enthusiastically endorses NEA’s Read Across America and Read Across America-NJ and recommits our community to engage in programs and activities to make America’s children the best readers in the world.

RESOLUTION NO. 12

WHEREAS, THE SURGENT’S  PARENTS’ GYMNASTICS ASSOCIATION provides opportunities for the young people of New Jersey to learn and participate in the sport of Gymnastics; and

WHEREAS, engaging in sports builds character, teaches teamwork and encourages the student athlete to become a leader in their community; and

WHEREAS, the 32nd ANNUAL NEW JERSEY STATE MEN’S GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIPS will be held on March 15 and 16, 2008 at the David Brearley High School in Kenilworth, New Jersey.

THEREFORE, be it proclaimed to:    SURGENT’S PARENTS’ GYMNASTICS ASSOCIATION

I, Kathi Fiamingo, Mayor of the Borough of Kenilworth, New Jersey, on behalf of the Governing Body and the residents of the Borough welcome you to Kenilworth and hereby congratulate you for your commitment to athletics in New Jersey and enriching the lives of so many children.

RESOLUTION NO. 13

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That RAYMOND DONATIELLO be appointed an Alternate School Crossing Guard for the Year 2008.

 

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RESOLUTION NO. 14

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That the contract for “Preventative Maintenance for the Elevator at the Municipal Building” be awarded to ZIP SYSTEMS, INC. for a three year period from (2008 to 2010).

                        Cost:   $185.00 per month; $2,220.00 per year

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 Building and Grounds-Maintenance of Other Equipment: 8-10-26-772-026.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 15

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That the contract for “Preventative Maintenance for the Elevator at the Senior Citizen Center” be awarded to ZIP SYSTEMS, INC. for a three (3) year period (2008 to 2010).

                        Cost:  $180.00 per month;  $2,160.00 per year

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 Building and Grounds-Maintenance of Other Equipment: 8-10-26-772-026.

Proposed Ordinance No. 2008-01 was read for the second and final reading as follows: (Copy appears in minutes of January 23, 2008)

                                                            Ordinance 2008-01

AN ORDINANCE TO ADD A CHAPTER 54 ENTITLED “AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT” TO THE  CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF KENILWORTH

Mayor Fiamingo stated this is an Ordinance to establish a chapter relative to Americans with Disabilities Act. It will establish a committee to work with the ADA.  We currently have an ADA Coordinator but this will establish a committee to deal issues relative to Americans with Disabilities Act. 

Mayor Fiamingo opened the meeting to the public for any questions or comments on Proposed Ordinance No. 2008-01.

No one desiring to be heard, Mayor Fiamingo closed the meeting to the public on Ordinance 2008-01.

RESOLUTION NO. 16

Introduced by Anthony DeLuca, adoption by same

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That Proposed Ordinance 2008-01 be and the same is hereby passed on second and final reading and ordered published according to law.

Seconded by Brian Joho and on roll call vote passed unanimously.

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Proposed Ordinance No. 2008-02 was read for the first reading as follows: (Copy attached)

2008-02

ORDINANCE AMENDING KENILWORTH  CODE-ZONING CHAPTER 197, ARTICLE III, SUBSECTION 197-21

BUILDING HEIGHT FOR RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURES

Mayor Fiamingo stated this Ordinance is available in the back of the room and at the Clerk’s Office. The second reading will be March 12, 2008 and anyone wishing to comment on this Ordinance may do so at that time.

Mayor Fiamingo opened the meeting to the public for any questions or comments on Proposed Ordinance No. 2008-01.

No one desiring to be heard, Mayor Fiamingo closed the meeting to the public.

RESOLUTION NO. 17

Introduced by Sal Candarella, adoption by same

Seconded by Toni Sosnosky

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That Proposed Ordinance No. 2008-02 be and the same is hereby passed on first reading and ordered published for final hearing on March 12, 2008.

Roll Call Vote: Clementi voted no, DeLuca voted no, Candarella voted yes, Joho voted yes, Pugliese voted yes and Sosnosky voted yes.  Councilman DeLuca stated he has not had enough time to study the Ordinance and he needs a little more time.

GENERAL BUSINESS

Councilwoman Sosnosky reported that she attended a meeting for the Community Development Block Grant. Two of the projects that Kenilworth requested monies for were granted for the same amount as last year. This is subject to a meeting next week to make sure we are on track.

Mayor Fiamingo clarified that this was for the Senior Health and the Senior Program Director. The Mayor stated she will be going to a meeting next week on the 19th regarding our request for funds for the Senior Handyman Program.

Councilman Clementi stated the County received a $500,000.00 grant to extend the bike trail that runs through Kenilworth.  The trail will connect at Black Brook Park and will go into the golf course.  Mayor Fiamingo stated the letter stated Kenilworth would receive a $500,000.00 grant but unfortunately the grant was not for Kenilworth. Councilman Clementi stated they are going to do some improvements on the existing bike trail and part of the bike trail is in Kenilworth.

 

Motion was made by Councilman Candarella, seconded by Councilwoman Sosnosky to open the meeting to the public.

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MEETING OPENED TO THE PUBLIC

Vincent Grimaldi, 32 North 11th Street – Mr. Grimaldi commented that there are dead trees, debris and garbage can covers in the area of the Boulevard near the cemetery where you come off the Parkway into Kenilworth that should be cleaned up.  Mayor Fiamingo stated that the area is maintained by the County and a call needs to be made to the County.  Mr. Grimaldi asked the Council to look into a dangerous condition that exists on 14th Street.  There is a Verizon Terminal Box on 14th Street that is unlocked.  He also asked the Council to look into the stray cats on 11th Street.   Mayor Fiamingo responded by saying the Council will look into the situation and maybe the County or the Humane Society will be able to assist.  Mr. Grimaldi stated the

DPW men have done a good job cleaning up the Washington Avenue paper street.  He asked the Council to look into putting a light at the end of 11th Street.  He said there is one in between 12th and 13th Street and 10th and 9th Street but 11th Street still needs a light.  

ADJOURNMENT

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

8:40 P.M.                                                                                 Respectfully submitted,

                                                                                                Hedy Lipke, Borough Clerk  

 



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