Council Minutes from 6/11/2008
 

REGULAR MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF KENILWORTH  HELD ON WEDNESDAY EVENING, JUNE 11, 2008.  MAYOR KATHI FIAMINGO PRESIDED.

ROLL CALL

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

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

The Salute to the Flag was led by Mayor Fiamingo.

MINUTES

It was moved by Councilman Joho, seconded by Councilman Candarella, and carried that the minutes of the Work Session Meeting of May 27, 2008 and the Regular Meeting of May 28, 2008  be dispensed with and approved as submitted.  (Copies furnished each Council Member prior to the meeting.)

COMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS

1.                  Information received from the Coalition to Stop the Train concerning their efforts.

2.                  Notice from the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control that a Limited Winery Permit has been issued to My Cuban Rose, 625 No. Michigan Ave.

3.                  Letter from Debbie Margolin, 416 North 16th Street, requesting the closing of 400 Block of No. 16th Street on Saturday, June 21st at 3:00 P.M. for a graduation celebration.

4.                  A Special Meeting will be held on June 19th at 7:00 PM regarding the two architects that are giving  presentations on the Public Safety Building.

REPORTS

1.                  Police Department Report for the month of May, 2008.

2.                  Construction Department Report for the month of May, 2008.

3.                  Borough Clerk’s Report for the month of May, 2008.

     

It was moved by Councilman Pugliese, seconded by Councilman Joho 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 Fiamingo stated the Borough will have a Special Meeting at 7:00 on June 19th at Borough Hall.  Two architects that were selected by the Public Safety Building Committee will make their presentation with respect to their vision for the Public Safety Building and the renovation of the current building. She stated everyone is invited, it is an open public meeting.  First will be presentations and then Council will question the architects and then the public is welcome to ask questions to the Council.

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The Mayor thanked Amy Reitel from the Recreation Committee for putting together the presentation of the outdoor “Bee” Movie.  The children had a good time.  She also advised the Independence Day Celebration will be held on June 29th.  The Fireworks Celebration will be held at David Brearley Field.  Ther will be music hot dogs and ice cream for sale.  She asked everyone to bring their own chair or blanket and come around 6:30 with the fireworks going off at 9:00.  She said this past Saturday was the PBA Fishing Derby and everyone had a lot of fun.  The winner was a 2’ catfish that weighed 3 lbs.

Mayor Fiamingo stated that last night there was some misfortune in town during the storm.  Lighting struck Frank Locorriera’s house on North 16th St.  Mr. Locorriera is very involved with Little League.  The Fire Department was out in full force with help from other towns.  They were able to handle the fire but there was a lot of damage to the house.  She wished him luck.

She said Robert Reuter, a Police Lt. in Kenilworth passed away this week.  Mr. Reuter was an officer for 28 years and in all those years he did not have one absence from duty. She said that was quite an achievement.  He was very involved with Brearley Athletic Booster Club.  He will be sorely missed by the community. 

DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE

Councilman Joho reported the Borough is introducing several Ordinances tonight.  One of them is an amendment to Section 1 of Ordinance 2007-12 which includes  much needed drainage improvements to the intersection of 11th Street and Sheridan Avenue and portions of Pembrook Drive and Park Drive.  Also being introduced is an Ordinance amending Ordinance 2006-17 in regards to adjusting the compensation ranges for Borough employees, synchronizing the Ordinance to the actual salary ranges within the Borough.  The Finance Committee met last night, prior to the work session, and presented recommendations to the Mayor and Council in regards to the Capitol Projects for 2008.  They included road improvements to North 11th Street and North 20th Street, which is includes a $200,000.00 grant.  The committee also recommended the purchase of a garbage truck.  The DEP recommended DPW yard remediation work, a cracked sealer for roadway maintenance and preservation and computers for office equipment for various departments throughout the Borough and also funding to begin the Public Safety Building Project.  On June 5, 2008, the Negotiation Committee met with the PBA representatives to exchange contract proposals and subsequent meetings will be scheduled.  The PBA is currently in the last year of their four-year contract.  The estimated tax bills will mailed shortly.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

Councilwoman Sosnosky reported on Saturday evening there were severe thunder storms that moved through the Borough which caused damage as far as tree limbs falling.  She stated a resident called and thanked the two on-call DPW employees, Bob Fernandez and Joe Ferry for doing a good job in removing some heavy and large branches on North 9th Street.  They are currently getting quotes for surface material to be placed under the swing sets and play sets in our parks.

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

Councilman Pugliese reported that during the month of May Kenilworth Police Officers attended a total of 69 training hours in the fields of motor vehicle crash investigations, school violence, SWAT, FEMA procedures and juvenile law.  On Saturday, June 21st the Kenilworth Police Department will be holding a Youth Bicycle Rodeo.  This will be held in the parking lot adjacent to Borough Hall at the intersection of the Boulevard and 23rd Street between the hours of 9 AM and 12 Noon.  Traffic Lt. Ken Grady will be in charge of this event and will be providing a bicycle safety riding course, bicycle safety inspections and overall safety tips along with some literature.   Any child attending the event will receive a bicycle safety helmet at no charge and also a bicycle license.  Councilman Pugliese extended his appreciation to Lt. Grady for taking time out of his schedule to have this Bicycle Rodeo and to teach our kids how to ride bicycles.  This event has not been held for a long time and we are happy it is being re-instituted.  There is a new and special project that is being offered to Kenilworth residents by the Union County Sheriff’s Office.  Project Lifesaver is a program that assists families that have members who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, Downs Syndrome, Autism and any other dementia related disorders.  The County, for a fee, will provide two families with individuals who suffer from these disorders with a transmitter the size of a wristwatch.  For a fee of $285.00 and a minor monthly fee, if the individual gets lost they may contact the Sheriff’s Department and they will activate the transmitter.  The transmitter will not be activated until they contact them and then they will help them locate the individual.  If anyone would like further information regarding Project Lifesaver they can contact the Sheriff’s Office at 273-1608 or contact the Kenilworth Police Department at 908-275-1700.  Councilman Pugliese received a letter of praise from the Union County Prosecutors Office pertaining to the assignment of Officer Michael Scanielo. Officer Scanielo assisted the Prosecutors Officer in an investigation on the Latin Kings Gang.  Councilman Pugliese read a portion of the letter…”during the period of January 29,  2008 thru April 20, 2008 we conducted a in-depth investigation “Operation Caged Lion” and as part of the investigation, 17 court ordered wire taps, 22 search warrants were issued and 26 individuals were arrested, along with the seizure of cocaine, firearms, etc.  The Prosecutor’s Office stated they appreciated Kenilworth’s willingness to assign Officer Michael Scanielo to assist them and they were grateful for his contribution as a member of one of their teams.  He is dedicated to his profession and should be commended for his job performance.  Councilman Pugliese congratulated Officer Scanielo for volunteering to be in the program.

DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING, ZONING & ORDINANCES    

Councilman Candarella stated the Construction Department report seems to be in order.  The Construction Official, Jerry Eger will be on vacation and Tony Peters will be filling in for him.  The Planning Board has 4 open cases, none are scheduled to be heard, the four open cases do not have complete applications so they will be put off until the applications are completed.  The Handyman Program is going strong, he has 4 more jobs waiting as he is on vacation.  Councilman Candarella received a letter this week complimenting Ellen Johns, who works in the Building Department.  The letter said she is cheerful, accommodating and very efficient.  Councilman Candarella thanked her for her good work.  On behalf of the Mayor and Council, he handed out a couple of scholarships at David Brearley High School.  They gave out a total of $60,000.00 in scholarships.  He said it is good to see the students get the money for the next step in their education.

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DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION AND FIRE

Councilman Clement was absent.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION & WELFARE

Councilman DeLuca was absent.

ORDINANCES & RESOLUTIONS

BILLS

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

 

CONSENT AGENDA

Resolutions No.  1 thru 9  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 Joho  moved that all items under Consent Agenda be approved, seconded by Councilman Pugliese.   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 of Kenilworth award contracts for the Year 2008 to the following based on the award of bids by the Union County Cooperative Pricing System:

                        ROCK SALT                                       -            International Salt Co.

                        COPIER PAPER                                -            Central Lewmar

                        ROAD MATERIALS                            -            Weldon Materials Co.

                        GASOLINE                                        -            National Fuel Oil, Inc.

                        DIESEL FUEL                                                -            Rachles/Michele’s

                        ROAD SWEEPINGS                          -            Nature’s Choice Corp.

                        TRAFFIC PAINT                                 -            Sherman Williams

                        NATURAL GAS                                 -            Pepco Energy Services

Be It Hereby Resolved:   that pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:34-5 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 appropriations to be charged for these expenditures are:  Various Operating – Other Expenses.

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RESOLUTION NO. 3

 

WHEREAS, it has been determined that real estate taxes for the year 2007 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 “Laser Hochman, LLC Attorney Trust Fund” 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;

                    

Block               Lot                   Name/Prop. Loc.                                 Amount

179                   7.01               Great Atlantic & Pacific                      $14,758.92

                                                 Tea Co.

                                               801 Boulevard

RESOLUTION NO. 4

WHEREAS, applications for renewal of Plenary Retail Consumption and Distributors and Club Licenses have been filed with the Borough Clerk with their proper fees, Police Chief William Dowd having approved the renewal of said licenses;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Plenary Retail Consumption Licenses, Distributors and Club Licenses be renewed and granted for the license year 2008-2009:

2008-33-001-004          CJMK, Inc., t/a La Griglia

2008-33-002-005          LaDolce Vita of Kenilworth ½ La Dolce Vita

2008-36-004-006          Kenilworth Capital, Inc., t/a Kenilworth Inn

2008-33-008-006          Casa DePesce, Inc., t/a Umberto’s Clam Bar & Continental Restaurant

2008-44-009-004          Lehar Liquor Corp., t/a Kenilworth Liquors

2008-33-011-001          Lucky G, Inc., t/a/ Buffy’s Tavern

2008-44-012-004          PA & SA, Inc., t/a Parkway Liquors

2008-31-015-001          American Legion Post No. 470 Kenilworth,

                                      t/a American Legion Kenilworth 470

2008-31-016-001          Columbian Club of Kenilworth, t/a/ Columbian Club           

2008-31-017-001           Kenilworth Veterans Center

2008-33-010-005          Joseph Neri (Special Ruling)

2008-33-007-008          C.Q.D.S. Inc., t/a Taormina Ristorante

All of the above premises have been inspected by the Kenilworth Board of Health; proof has been received that all applicants have paid the $200 filing fee to the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

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RESOLUTION NO. 5

Be It Hereby Resolved:   By the Governing Body of the Borough of Kenilworth that:

WHEREAS, 572 HOLDING COMPANY t/a TOSCA applied for renewal of its Plenary Retail Consumption License No. 2008-33-013-010 for a one year period commencing July 1, 2008; and

WHEREAS, said applicant has tendered the proper license fees to the Borough Clerk and proof has been received that the applicant has paid the proper filing fee to the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control; and

WHEREAS, the Chief of Police and the Kenilworth Board of Health has reviewed the application and approved of the same; and

WHEREAS, special conditions were annexed to the applicant’s license as of this renewal period.

           

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Governing Body of the Borough of Kenilworth that Plenary Retail Consumption License No. 2008-33-013-010 of  572 Holding Company t/a Tosca be renewed for a one year period commencing July 1, 2008, subject however to the following condition:

            “That the sidewalk Café Area be closed at 11:00 P.M. Sunday through Thursday and 12:00 A.M. on Friday and Saturday.”

RESOLUTION NO. 6

Be It Hereby Resolved:   By the Governing Body of the Borough of Kenilworth that:

WHEREAS, The Michigan Pub of Kenilworth, Inc. t/a The Michigan Pub applied for renewal of its Plenary Retail Consumption License No. 2008-33-005-006 for a one year period commencing July 1, 2008; and

WHEREAS, said applicant has tendered the proper license fees to the Borough Clerk and proof has been received that the applicant has paid the proper filing fee to the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control; and

WHEREAS, the Chief of Police and the Kenilworth Board of Health has reviewed the application and approved of the same; and

WHEREAS, special conditions were annexed to the applicant’s license when a Person to Person Transfer was granted on February 12, 2003; and

           

WHEREAS, the facts which led this Governing Body to impose such special conditions have continued;

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NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Governing Body of the Borough of Kenilworth that Plenary Retail Consumption License No. 2008-33-005-006 of The Michigan Pub of Kenilworth, Inc. t/a The Michigan Pub be renewed for a one year period commencing

July 1, 2008, subject however to the following condition:

            “That live entertainment is prohibited at this location, 303 South Michigan Avenue.”

 

RESOLUTION NO. 7

Be It Hereby Resolved:  By the Governing Body of the Borough of Kenilworth that:

WHEREAS,  Ross Brothers II, LLC, t/a  Ross Brothers Bar and Liquors, applied for renewal of its Plenary Retail Consumption License No. 2008-33-003-007, for the one year period commencing July 1, 2008; and

WHEREAS,  said applicant has tendered the proper license fees to the Borough Clerk and proof has been received that the applicant has paid the proper filing fee to the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control;

WHEREAS,  the Chief of Police and the Kenilworth Board of Health have reviewed the application and approved of the same; and

WHEREAS,  special conditions were annexed to the applicant’s license when it was last renewed for a one year period commencing July 1, 2008; and

WHEREAS,  the facts which led this Governing Body to impose such special conditions have continued; and

WHEREAS,  by reason of the nature of the applicant’s business and its clientele, patrons leaving the licensed premises have continued to create a nuisance on neighboring streets and properties by reason of loud and raucous noise and litter substantially interfering with the peace, quiet, and rights of those residing in the neighborhood and adjoining property owners; and

WHEREAS,  said situation will continue to exist unless certain special conditions are maintained upon the applicant; and

WHEREAS,  the Governing Body has heretofore notified the applicant of its intention to impose this additional condition and afforded the applicant an opportunity to be heard concerning the same;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED  by the Governing Body of the Borough of Kenilworth that Plenary Retail Consumption License No. 2008-33-003-007 of Ross Brothers II, LLC, t/a Ross Brothers Bar and Liquors, be renewed for a one year period commencing

July 1, 2008, subject, however, to the following conditions:

1.  That the licensee provide an employee to police the area in the neighborhood of the  licensed premises on both sides of North 10th Street (including privately owned properties whose owners file written consents with the Borough Clerk), and remove all bottles, cans, cartons and similar debris associated with the operation of a Plenary Retail Consumption business, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning;

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2.  That the licensee continue to employ personnel to maintain peace, quiet and good order within the licensed premises every  Friday and Saturday from 10:00 o’clock P.M. to closing;

3.  That the licensee employ other personnel to monitor and assist in maintaining peace, quiet and good order in its parking lot and street within such area as the Chief of Police shall direct,  every Friday and Saturday from 10:00 o’clock P.M. to closing, provide that the duties of such special police officers shall be limited to seeing that the patrons of “Ross Brothers Bar and Liquors” act peaceably, quietly and in good order as they arrive and leave the licensed premises, provided, however, that the Chief of Police, for good cause, may waive the requirement set forth in this paragraph for such periods of time when he deems its application unnecessary;

4.  That the licensee maintain an accurate count of all persons entering and leaving the licensed premises on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights and provide such count, upon request, to the Mayor, Fire Chief, Police Chief, Fire Commissioner or their authorized representatives;

5.      That the licensee continue to maintain and utilize a “bull-horn” to announce the

license numbers of motor vehicles illegally parked so that the owners may remove the same promptly;

            6.  That no packaged goods be sold after 9:00 o’clock P.M.;

7.  That the licensee meet with the Mayor and /or Governing Body periodically upon request in order to discuss problems that may arise in connection with the operation of the licensed premises.

In the event that any conditions or portion thereof be held invalid or unenforceable, the invalidity or unenforceability of such condition or portion thereof shall in no way effect any other condition or portion thereof. 

RESOLUTION NO. 8

 

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That the contract with S.B.P. INDUSTRIES, P.O. Box 1829, Rahway, NJ for EMERGENCY GENERATOR SERVICE AT THE MUNICIPAL BUILDING be renewed for a one year period from August 1, 2008 to July 31, 2009 at a total cost of $852.34.

RESOLUTION NO. 9

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That the contract for “Towing Services for the Borough of Kenilworth” be awarded to L & J Body & Fender Works, 720 Boulevard, Kenilworth, NJ, for a one year period from June 1, 2008 to May 31, 2009.

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Proposed Ordinance No. 2008-10 was read for the first reading as follows: (Copy attached)

                                                ORDINANCE            2008-10

BOND ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 1 OF THE BOND ORDINANCE (ORDINANCE NO. 2007-12) ENTITLED: “A BOND ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING VARIOUS ROAD IMPROVEMENTS IN, BY AND FOR THE BOROUGH OF KENILWORTH, IN THE COUNTY OF UNION, NEW JERSEY, APPROPRIATING AN AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF $803,804 THEREFOR AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF NOT EXCEEDING $585,963 IN AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF BONDS OR NOTES TO FINANCE PART OF THE COST THEREOF,” ADOPTED NOVEMBER 28, 2007.

Mayor Fiamingo stated this Ordinance amends an Ordinance from last year to add to our capital ordinances a few small jobs for drainage improvements along North 11th Street, Pembrook Drive and Park Drive.  We had discussed this last year but it did not make it into the Ordinance as we anticipated. The second reading will be on June 25, 2008. If any one wishes to speak on this Ordinance they may do so at that time.

RESOLUTION NO 10  

Introduced by Brian Joho, adoption by same.

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That proposed Ordinance No. 2008-10, be and the same is hereby passed on first reading and ordered published for final hearing on June 25, 2008.

Seconded by Fred Pugliese and on roll call all in favor.

Proposed Ordinance No. 2008-11 was read for the first reading as follows: (Copy attached)

                                                ORDINANCE 2008-11

BOND ORDINANCE TO AUTHORIZE THE UNDERTAKING OF THE 2008 CAPITAL ROAD IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM IN, BY AND FOR THE BOROUGH OF KENILWORTH, IN THE COUNTY OF UNION, STATE OF NEW JERSEY, TO APPROPRIATE THE SUM OF $692,000 TO PAY THE COST THEREOF, TO APPROPRIATE A STATE GRANT, TO AUTHORIZE THE ISSUANCE OF BONDS TO FINANCE SUCH APPROPRIATION AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF BOND ANTICIPATION NOTES IN ANTICIPATION OF THE ISSUANCE OF SUCH BONDS.

Mayor Fiamingo stated this is a first reading for road improvements for North 11th Street and North 20th Street.  The second reading is July 9, 2008 at which time the public will be allowed to comment.

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RESOLUTION NO. 11

Introduced by Brian Joho, adoption by same

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That proposed Ordinance No. 2008-11, be and the same is hereby passed on first reading and ordered published for final hearing on July 9, 2008.

Seconded by Fred Pugliese and upon roll call all in favor.

Proposed Ordinance No. 2008-12 was read for the first reading as follows: (Copy attached)

ORDINANCE NO. 2008-12

BOND ORDINANCE TO AUTHORIZE THE INSTALLATION OF GRANITE BLOCK CURBING AT NORTH 11TH STREET (FROM BOULEVARD TO WASHINGTON AVENUE) IN, BY AND FOR THE BOROUGH OF KENILWORTH, IN THE COUNTY OF UNION, STATE OF NEW JERSEY, A LOCAL IMPROVEMENT, TO APPROPRIATE THE SUM OF $43,000 TO PAY THE COST THEREOF, TO MAKE A DOWN PAYMENT, TO AUTHORIZE  THE ISSUANCE OF BONDS TO FINANCE SUCH APPROPRIATION AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF BOND ANTICIPATION NOTES IN ANTICIPATION OF THE ISSUANCE OF SUCH BONDS.

Mayor Fiamingo stated this is an Ordinance relating to the curbs on North 11th Street which is one of the streets that will be improved with this year’s Road Project. The second reading is on July 9, 2008.

RESOLUTION NO. 12

Introduced by Brian Joho, adoption by same.

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That Proposed Ordinance No. 2008-12, be and the same is hereby passed on first reading and ordered published for final hearing on July 9, 2008.

Seconded by Fred Pugliese and upon roll call all in favor.

Proposed Ordinance No. 2008-13 was read for the first reading as follows: (Copy attached)

                                                ORDINANCE            2008-13

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 2006-17 PROVIDING FOR COMPENSATION FOR BOROUGH EMPLOYEES OF THE BOROUGH OF KENILWORTH.

Mayor Fiamingo stated this is a first reading on what is commonly known as a Salary Ordinance for all non-union employees.  This Ordinance establishes salary ranges for non-union employees.  The second reading will be July 9, 2008.

RESOLUTION NO. 13

Introduced by Brian Joho, adoption by same

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That Proposed Ordinance No. 2008-13, be and the same is hereby passed on first reading and ordered published for final hearing on July 9, 2008.

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Seconded by Fred Pugliese and upon roll call all in favor.

GENERAL BUSINESS 

Mayor Fiamingo read part of a letter from a resident praising some Town employees.  The letter read “I am sure you hear from many disgruntled residents but this letter is entirely different. I would like to call your attention to an excellent experience dealing with Toni Sosnosky, Superintendent Dan Ryan, Borough Engineer, Rich O’Connor, Forman Walter Krieck and two employees, Dominic and Frank.  She commended them for their help in assisting with a drainage problem on Tulip Drive.  The Mayor stated it is nice to hear good things about our Borough employees and the Council in general.

MEETING OPENED TO THE PUBLIC

Motion was made by Councilman Joho, seconded by Councilman Candarella to open the meeting to the public. All in favor.

Mary Michitsch – 725 Monmouth Avenue – Mrs. Michitsch advised the Mayor and Council that if anyone involved in the fire needs help with food or anything, they can contact social services at St. Theresa’s.

Livio Mancino, 102 North 24th St. – Mr. Mancino apologized to the Mayor and Council for his rude behavior at the last meeting.   He commended Councilwoman Sosnosky on trying to get the DPW to improve itself. Mr. Mancino asked the Council to remember to apply for grants or funds from the County for our roads.  He said he spoke with some of the people that represent Kenilworth at the County and they advised there are funds available.  He said the County has programs that match what the Borough puts up.  He said the Planning Board established that the Railroad property is not under any kind of deed to be sold.  The Mayor asked Mr. Mancino to clarify.  He responded that it has been alleged that the railroad property from the Boulevard to the Parkway has been sold.  Mr. Mancino asked how much has been appropriated for the Capital Budget? Councilman Joho responded one million dollars.  Mr. Mancino asked Councilman Candarella on the plans for updating the Master Plan.  Councilman Candarella responded that they are currently working on the Master Plan by trying to find the correct engineer to help develop the Master Plan.  They have interviewed several engineering firms.  Mr. Mancino sent accolades to Amy Reitel for the fine job that Recreation did on showing the Bee Movie last Friday night.  Mr. Mancino stated $750.00 is better off going to the Recreation Department then the Chamber of Commerce because they give it to somebody.  He said with the KMA you get some dinners.  Mayor Fiamingo stated the Chamber funds the Library’s Bard on the Boulevard.  Mr. Mancino said the Chamber generates $6,000.00 or $7,000.00 per month in revenues from their newspaper.   Mr. Mancino stated the movie cost $2500 to present and he will ask the Board of Education to work with the Recreation Department for future movies.  Mr. Mancino said he thought the Borough should pass out flyers to businesses that want to have tables outside. He said the more the public learns about the public safety building the better. He asked the Council to seriously consider where the Recreation Building would be relocated if the public safety building is built.

Frank Pugliese, 235 North 13th St. – Mr. Pugliese congratulated the Council on their accomplishments, especially getting the Council meetings on TV. Mr. Pugliese asked how much

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Liability insurance the town has?  The Mayor responded in the neighborhood of 15 million.  Mr. Pugliese said many years ago this town almost went bankrupt.  He said he wanted to make sure they have enough insurance.

Motion was made by Councilman Candarella and seconded by Councilman Joho  to close the meeting to the public.

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