Council Minutes from 7/16/2008
 

SPECIAL MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF KENILWORTH HELD ON TUESDAY, JULY 16, 2008.  MAYOR KATHI FIAMINGO PRESIDED.

ROLL CALL

Roll Call at 6:30 P.M. showed the following Council Members present: Lawrence Clementi, Brian Joho, Fred Pugliese and Toni Sosnosky.  Anthony DeLuca and Sal Candarella were absent.

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

The Salute to the Flag was led by Mayor Fiamingo

Mayor Fiamingo stated the reason for this meeting is to pass several resolutions.

RESOLUTION NO. 1

Introduced by Lawrence Clementi, adoption by same

Seconded by Toni Sosnosky

WHEREAS, the Borough of Kenilworth advertised for the receipt of bids for a “1500 GPM Triple Combination Rear Mount Rescue Pumper & Related Equipment” and Crimson Fire, Inc. 907 7th Avenue, North, Brandon, SD 57005 through it’s dealer, New Jersey Emergency Vehicles, 2201 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 2, Manasquan, NJ  08736 having submitted the lowest possible bid as follows:

TOTAL BID

                                                                        $596,750

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the contract for the “1500 GPM Triple Combination Rear Mount Rescue Pumper & Related Equipment be awarded to Crimson Fire, Inc. and the Borough Fire Chief in conjunction with the Borough Attorney is authorized to issue the Purchase 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 has been obtained from the Finance Officer of the Borough of Kenilworth.

Upon roll call, all in favor.

RESOLUTION NO. 2

Introduced by Fred Pugliese, adoption by same.

Seconded by Lawrence Clementi

Be It Hereby Resolved: 

WHEREAS, the Borough of Kenilworth is seeking to negotiate with an architectural firm for the construction of a new public safety building and for related renovations to the municipal building; and

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WHEREAS, in order to better quantify the scope of the work anticipated for the project, the Borough shall require the following:

1)                 a current survey of the Town Hall, Recreation Building and adjacent parking lot with boundary lines, elevations (topographic) and utilities; and

2)                 an initial environmental study (phase one) with asbestos assessment for the Town Hall and recreation Building; and

3)                 geotechnical (soil) testing

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Borough of Kenilworth authorizes the Borough Attorney to obtain for the Borough the three studies which in the aggregate may not exceed the bid threshold on behalf of the municipality; and

IT IS FURTHER RESOLVED that the resolution be published.

Upon roll call, all in favor.

RESOLUTION NO. 3

Introduced by Brian John, adoption by same.

Seconded by Toni Sosnosky

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING FORECLOSURES OF CITY TAX TITLE LIENS

BE IT RESOLVED, BY THE Council of the Borough of Kenilworth, County of Union, State of New Jersey, that the tax sale certificates listed below be foreclosed by summary proceedings IN REM and IN PERSONAM if necessary, and described by N.J.S.A. 54:5-104.29 to  N.J.S.A. 54:5-104.71 as amended, AND PURSUANT TO THE rules Governing the Courts of the State of New Jersey:

Tax Sale

Certificate            Block               Lot            Address                                  Owner

65-3                 19                    10            302 No. Michigan Ave.     G&H Construction Co.

91-3                 24.03               12            247 No. 10th St.                  Mabel Hartshorn

60-1                 34                      2            230 No. 16th St.                  Liddy, George and Delores

67-3                 134                  28            108 South 25th St.              Paul Arthur

342                  154                    2            664 Vernon Avenue                        Muriel Simon

70-1                 159                  12            739 Woodland Avenue            Erwin G. Anderson

Upon roll call, all in favor.

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GENERAL BUSINESS

Councilman Pugliese asked the Borough Attorney if the Borough let the original vendor for the fire truck know that the order has been rescinded.  Harvey Fruchter, Esq. advised the vendor has written the Borough to advise they will not go forward and they have released the Borough from any obligation.

MEETING OPENED TO THE PUBLIC

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

Fire Chief Lou Giordino from the Kenilworth Volunteer Fire Department thanked the Governing Body, Harvey Fruchter and Nancy Nichols for their prompt attention in getting the process started for a new fire pumper.

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

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

6:45 P.M.                                                                                 Respectfully submitted,

                       

Kathleen Moschitta, Deputy Clerk  



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