Council Minutes from 1/14/2009
 

REGULAR MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF KENILWORTH  HELD ON WEDNESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 14, 2009.  MAYOR KATHI FIAMINGO PRESIDED.

ROLL CALL

Roll Call at 8:00 P.M. showed the following Council Members present:  Salvatore Candarella, Brian Joho, Scott Klinder, Kevin Leary, Jr., Fred Pugliese and Toni Sosnosky.

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 Councilwoman Sosnosky, and carried that the minutes of the Work Session Meeting of December 8, 2008 and the Regular Meeting of December 10, 2008, the Re-Organization Meeting of January 7, 2009 be dispensed with and approved as submitted.  (Copies furnished each Council Member prior to the meeting.)

COMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS

1.     Letter from Union County Utilities Authority announcing a Solid Waste Tipping Fee increase of $2.84/ton – the fee will now be $66.94 per ton.

2.    A check has been received from the Kenilworth Historical Society in the amount of $870 for Garage Sale Permits relating to the September 2008 Town-wide Garage Sale.

REPORTS

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

  1. Construction Department Report for the month of December, 2008.
  2. Borough Clerk’s Report for the month of December, 2008.
  3. Municipal Clerk’s Report for the month of December 2008.

It was moved by Councilman Candarella, 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 Fiamingo reported the Union Baptist Church will be holding their Martin Luther King Day Celebration on January 19th at 11:00 am.  She said if you have an opportunity to attend, you should. She said 2010 is a census year.  The short-form questionnaire will be sent to all residents. She urged all residents to complete and submit the form because it will help Kenilworth get an accurate count of its residents to qualify for aid and for an accurate count.  She said if anyone is interested in applying for a position with the census bureau they can go on line at www.census.gov/2010census.com . They have part-time and short term employment.  The Mayor announced the Library elevator is in the process of being installed and we anticipate it will be completed by the end of the month.  We have been advised that our Municipal Alliance Grant of $17,000.00 has been approved. The Mayor reported that the State, based on a single commercial sale in town, determined that they were going to change our tax ratio which would have been a problem with our County taxes this year in going forward.  Based on our Tax

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Assessor’s advice, we contested and we were successful.  This is good news for the town.  She thanked our Tax Assessor and our Special Tax Counsel for their efforts.   

DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE

Councilman Joho reported the Finance Committee has begun the budget review process, having met with the Fire Chief yesterday to review his budget requests for 2009.  They have several more meetings scheduled on January 20th and 21st with the other department heads to discuss their proposals.  Councilman Joho stated he will give further updates as they work through the budget process.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

Councilwoman Sosnosky reported the 2009 Department of Public Works Information Guide was mailed at the end of December.  This year it is yellow and copies are available at the Department of Public Works and Borough Hall.  The crew will continue to pick up leaves that are placed in 32 gallon containers until January 31st.  On January 7, 2009 the DPW started with brush pickup.  Councilwoman Sosnosky read a portion of a letter from a resident, addressed to the Department of Public Works. “Picture this, the last week of leaf removal  in Kenilworth, I still have a pile of leaves at the curb in front of my house.  Unfortunately, a large construction truck is parked on top of the pile.  I call the Department of Public Works and spoke with Walter who told me he will have the men come by in the morning.  Promptly at 7:00 am the next day, the leaf truck arrives and they tell the construction guys to move their truck and by 7:15 am my leaves have been removed.  Now that is service. Thank you to the men of the Kenilworth DPW for responding to a plea for help in an efficient manner and getting the job done.  Those guys are terrific. Sincerely, Barbara Werkas

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

Councilman Pugliese reported a little while back our Police Department participated in a large drug arrest.  As a result of the arrest a large amount of cash and a white Tahoe was seized.  As a result of the arrest $103,000.00 of those funds were returned from the County to the Kenilworth Police Department. Those funds will be used by the Police Department for law enforcement purposes as defined by the statute.  The Police Department will have an additional $103,000.00 as part of their budget as a result of their drug enforcement activities as well as a white Tahoe which is now property of the Borough of Kenilworth.  Councilman Pugliese reported there was a problem with a bus stop that was located on South Michigan Avenue near the intersection of Richfield Avenue.  Many of the riders of NJ Transit would congregate not only at the bus stop but around a local resident’s property.  As a result of the problem, Lt. Grady worked with NJ Transit and was successful in having the bus stop removed.  A bus stop remains on South Michigan by the Parkway overpass. The Kenilworth Police Department has stepped up its project of making our crosswalks safer.  One aspect in their attempt at this project was for Detective Grady, acting as a pedestrian and risking life and limb trying to cross the Boulevard, to see if motorists would yield to him in the crosswalk. When they did not another officer further down on the Boulevard would pull over the motorist. He said some summonses were issued but mostly warnings were given to the motorists. He advised residents to yield to pedestrians in the crosswalks.  He said Chief Dowd was successful in receiving the blinking pedestrian cross walk signs to notify the motorists of the cross walks.  Mayor Fiamingo added

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that the use of the forfeitured funds are strictly regulated and restricted by the statute and they cannot be used generally to supplement the budget.  They will be used for good use but we don’t have free reign on that money.

 

DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING, ZONING & ORDINANCES

Councilman Candarella reported that last week there was a Planning Board Re-Organization Meeting.  They have a good team with several new members and they will all work well together for the benefit of the Borough.  One of the Ordinances on the agenda is regarding  the Master Plan.  He is very happy to have been part of the group that picked the team to work on the Master Plan.  He said they have a lot of experience in our Borough and in doing Master Plans. He said he reviewed the Construction Report for the month of December and all seems to be in order. 

Mayor Fiamingo added that the firm they picked for the Master Plan is a combination of our Borough Engineer, which is Grotto Engineering and our planner, Shamrock’s Kevin O’Brien.  They have a great deal of knowledge about our town and they were also low bidders.

DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION AND FIRE

Councilman Leary reported the Recreation Department had their first meeting of the year and they planned out a tentative agenda for the events throughout the year.  Some of the events will be:  Saturday, February 7th from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon and Monday, February 9th from 7:00-9:00 pm they will have signups for girls softball at the Recreation Center.  Also the Valentine’s Day craft will be held on Saturday, February 7th at 10:00 am at the Rec. Center. 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION & WELFARE

Councilman Klinder reported the Library was open 24 days in December and attendance was 3866 and over 2,000 books were circulated.  PBA 135 Silver Card Association donated $500.00 to replace stolen funds from a fund raising jar at the Library.  The Union County Source had a good write up about the Library and they mentioned that our little Library does more requests then any other Library in the County.  On January 27th at 7:15 pm, author Dave White will participate in a discussion group.

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 Candarella moved that all items under Consent Agenda be approved, seconded by Councilman Klinder.  Upon roll call the vote was unanimous.

 

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ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

RESOLUTION NO. 1

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

RESOLUTION NO. 2

WHEREAS, Irene Pogozelska is the owner of Block 64, lot 34, 156 Boulevard, Kenilworth, Union County, NJ, and;

WHEREAS, the third quarter of 2008 taxes were overpaid, and;

WHEREAS, Irene Pogozelska has certified that she is owed the money,

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

             64                             34                  Irene Pogozelska                                                $     58.43

                                                                    156 Boulevard

                                                                    Kenilworth, NJ   07033

RESOLUTION NO. 3

WHEREAS, James & Susan Nelson are the owners of Block 110, lot 3, 62 Birch Street, Kenilworth, Union County, NJ, and;

WHEREAS, the third quarter of 2008 taxes were overpaid, and;

WHEREAS, First American Real Estate Tax service has certified that they have paid the taxes and are owed the money,

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

             110                           3                    First Second Mortgage Co. of NJ          $   633.07

                                                                    50 Spring Street

                                                                    Cresskill, NJ   07626

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RESOLUTION NO. 4

WHEREAS, Anthony and Virginia Lepore is the owner of Block 71, lot 7, 39 No. 6th Street, Kenilworth, Union County, NJ, and;

WHEREAS, Mr. Lepore qualifies for the Veterans deduction for 2008, and;

WHEREAS, the allowance is resulted in an overpayment in taxes on the fourth quarter of 2008,

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

             71                             7                    Anthony & Virginia Lepore                      $   250.00

                                                                    39 No.6th Street

                                                                    Kenilworth, NJ   07033

RESOLUTION NO. 5

WHEREAS, Thomas Soltysik is the owner of Block 51, lot 4, 500 Washington Avenue, Kenilworth, Union County, NJ, and;

WHEREAS, Mr. Soltysik qualifies for the Veterans deduction for 2008, and;

WHEREAS, the allowance is resulted in an overpayment in taxes on the fourth quarter of 2008,

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

             51                             4                    Thomas Soltysik                                     $   250.00

                                                                    500 Washington Ave.

                                                                    Kenilworth, NJ   07033

RESOLUTION NO. 6

WHEREAS, Ann DiFrancesco is the owner of Block 64, lot 26, 27 Epping Drive, Kenilworth, Union County, NJ, and;

WHEREAS, the second quarter of 2007 was paid twice, and;

WHEREAS, Ms. DiFrancesco has certified that she is entitled to the refund of this overpayment;

 

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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

             64                             26                  Ann DiFrancesco                                    $  1,526.65

                                                                    27 Epping Drive

                                                                    Kenilworth, NJ   07033

RESOLUTION NO. 7

Be It Hereby Resolved:

WHEREAS, the following, 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 $315.00 refunded to Restaurant Depot:

                          Restaurant Depot

                          121 Market Street

                          Kenilworth, NJ  07033

RESOLUTION NO. 8

Be It Hereby Resolved:  

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 2008 Municipal Budget:

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FROM:                                                                                    AMOUNT

Other Expenses:

701      Clerk                                                                           $   4,500.00

745      Police                                                                          $   7,000.00

746      Police Traffic                                                              $   8,000.00

749      Volunteer Fire Dept.                                                    $   6,000.00

772      Buildings & Grounds                                                   $ 11,000.00

                                                            Sub-Total                    $ 36,500.00

Salary & Wages:

701      Clerk                                                                           $    5,000.00

746      Police Traffic                                                              $  12,500.00

765      Streets & Roads                                                          $  40,000.00

770      Solid Waste Collection                                                $    8,000.00

                                                            Sub-total                      $  65,500.00

                                                            TOTAL                       $ 102,000.00

TO:

Other Expenses:

712      Legal                                                                           $ 15,000.00

766      Snow Removal                                                           $   3,500.00

762      Senior Citizen Director                                                $      450.00

788      Dog & Cat Regulation                                                 $    1,750.00

795      Recreation Programs                                                 $       150.00

796      Celebration of Public Events                                      $       100.00

430      Utilities                                                                         $  14,500.00

821      Street Lighting                                                             $  11,000.00

                                                            Sub-Total                    $  46,450.00

Salaries and Wages

745      Police                                                                          $  55,000.00

753      Fire Prevention Bureau                                               $       550.00

                                                            Sub-Total                    $  55,550.00

                                                            TOTAL                       $ 102,000.00

RESOLUTION NO. 9

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That Donald Tisch be issued a check for a retroactive Retirees Medicare reimbursement adjustment for the period of July 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008 in the amount of $154.80. ($25.80 x 6 = $154.80)

RESOLUTION NO. 10

Be It Resolved by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Kenilworth, State of New Jersey.  That pursuant to N.J.S.A 39:4-8(E) the following described location is deleted as a bus stop:

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DELETED BUS STOP:

  1. ALONG MICHIGAN AVENUE, SOUTHBOUND, ON THE WESTERLY SIDE THEREOF AT:
  1.   Richfield Avenue – Near Side

Beginning at the northerly curbline of Richfield Avenue and extending 105 feet northerly                      therefrom.

That the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Kenilworth will enforce the needed traffic regulations governing the aforementioned bus stops location and provide the necessary police security to ensure the safety of the traveling public.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution shall take effect upon approval of the Commissioner of Transportation as provided by law.

RESOLUTION NO. 11

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

                       

                       

#941 St. Theresa’s Home School Association for a On-Premise Merchandise Raffle on March 21, 2009 at 540 Washington Avenue, Kenilworth, NJ

#942 St. Theresa’s Home School Association for an Off-Premise 50/50 Raffle on March 21, 2009  at 540 Washington Avenue, Kenilworth, NJ

#943 St. Theresa’s Home School Association for an On-Premise 50/50 Raffle on March 21, 2009 at 540 Washington Avenue, Kenilworth, NJ

#944 Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee, Inc. for a 50/50 On-Premise Raffle on February 7, 2009 at 33 South 21st Street, Kenilworth, NJ.

#945 Kenilworth Historical Society for an On-Premise 50/50 Raffle on February 21, 2009 at North 22nd Street and March 5, 2009 at South 21st Street, Kenilworth, NJ.

RESOLUTION NO. 12

WHEREAS, Laura Faulkner is the owner of Block 104, lot 6, 349 Lincoln Drive, Kenilworth, Union County, NJ, and:

WHEREAS, an overpayment existed on the aforementioned property; and;

WHEREAS, the refund for the overpayment was erroneously refunded to Countrywide Home Loans;

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NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that check #17899, dated December 11, 2008 to Countrywide Home Loans be voided, and;

BE IT FURTHER 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

            104                              6                      Laura Faulkner                        $1,299.23

                                                                        349 Lincoln Drive

                                                                        Kenilworth, NJ 07033

RESOLUTION NO. 13

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s appointment of Diane Smith and Lisa Boho as Police Matrons for the year 2009, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 14

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That Rose Piccininni be appointed as an Alternate School Crossing Guard for the year 2009.

RESOLUTION NO. 15

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the employee Dental Policy with Delta Dental Plan of New Jersey be renewed for a two (2) year period from February 1, 2009 to January 31, 20-10 with rates as attached.

Proposed Ordinance No. 2009-01 was read for the first reading as follows: (Copy attached)

 

                                                                        2009-01

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATIONS N.J.S. 40A: 4-53

BE IT ORDAINED by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Kenilworth,

County of Union, State of New Jersey, that pursuant to N.J.S. 40A: 4-53 (Ch. 48, P.L. 1956 as

amended by Ch 144, P.L. 1965 and Ch. 38, P.L. 1969) the sum of $60,000 is hereby

appropriated for the engagement of special consultants for Revision of Master Plan and

shall be deemed a special emergency appropriation as defined and provided for in N.J.S. 40A:4-55.

            The authorization to finance the appropriation shall be provided for in succeeding

annual budgets by the inclusion of at least 1/5 of the amount authorized pursuant to this

act (N.J.S. 40A:4-55).

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            BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that this ordinance shall take effect at the time and

in the manner provided by law.

                                                            I, Hedy Lipke, Clerk of the Borough of Kenilworth,

                                                            County of Union, do hereby certify the foregoing

                                                            to be a true and correct copy of an ordinance adopted

                                                            by the Governing Body at a meeting of said Governing

                                                            Body held on January 14, 2009, and said ordinance was

                                                            adopted by not less that a two thirds vote of the members

                                                            of the Governing Body.

                                                            _____________________________________

Witness my hand and seal of

The Borough of Kenilworth this

14th day of January, 2009.

Mayor Fiamingo stated this is a first reading on an ordinance that permits us to spread out the cost of the Master Plan over a period of five years so that it will assist us in our budgeting process.  The second reading will be held on February 11, 2009 at which time the public will be able to comment.

RESOLUTION NO 16

Introduced by Brian Joho adoption by same.

Seconded by Sal Candarella.

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That Proposed Ordinance No. 2009-01, be and the same is hereby passed on first reading and ordered published for final hearing on February 11, 2009.

Upon roll call, all in favor.

Proposed Ordinance No. 2009-02 was read for the first reading as follows: (Copy attached)

 

                                                                        2009-02

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND RECREATION PROGRAM FEES IN SECTION 91-6 ARTICLE III ENTITLED “FEES FOR PARTICIPATION IN PROGRAMS”

           

                                                                        PURPOSE

The purpose of this Amendment is to update the fees charged by the Borough to offset the costs for participation in recreational programs.

ORDINANCE NO. 2009-02

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Council of the Borough of Kenilworth, County of Union, and the State of New Jersey as follows that Section 91-6 is supplemented by the following sections:

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C.  Basketball for 1st thru 3nd grade instruction $20.00 per season

D.  Basketball for 4th thru 8th grade instruction $40.00 per season

E.  Softball for 1st thru 3nd grade instruction $20.00 per season

F.  Softball for 4th thru 8th grade instruction $40.00 per season

G. Arts and Crafts at the rate of $3.00 per craft up till three and then $2.00 for the fourth class.

I.   Summer Parks Program for 1st thru 6th grade $25.00 per week for the first four weeks.

J.   Recreational Night Programs $5.00 per night

Any Ordinances inconsistent with the foregoing is repealed to the extent any inconsistency.

This Ordinance shall take effect upon adoption and upon publication according to law.

                                                                                    _______________________________

                                                                                    KATHI FIAMINGO, MAYOR ATTEST:____________________________

                    HEDY LIPKE, BOROUGH CLERK

Mayor Fiamingo stated this is a first reading on an ordinance based on recommendations made by the Recreation Committee for minimal fees for participation in some programs such as basketball, softball, arts & crafts, Summer Parks Program and the Recreation Night Program. If anyone has an interest in this Ordinance, they may pick up a copy in the back of the room.  The second reading will be held on February 11, 2009 at which time the public will be able to comment.

RESOLUTION NO. 17

Introduced by Kevin Leary, Jr., adoption by same.

Seconded by Sal Candarella

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That proposed Ordinance No. 200-9-02, be and the same is hereby passed on first reading and ordered published for final hearing on February 11, 2009.

Upon roll call, all in favor.

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

MEETING OPENED TO THE PUBLIC

John Bury, 417 North 15th Street – Mr. Bury asked if the public safety building was a go?  Mayor Fiamingo responded that nothing is  a go until it’s done.  The Borough is still looking at the project and they have not received any numbers but the Council will make it public once they get the information.  He asked if the Mayor knew how it was going to be paid for? The Mayor responded by stating it would have to go out to bond and whatever grant money we could find will be used. Mr. Bury asked if there was a $125,000.00 grant that was lost? Mayor Fiamingo responded the grant was for $190,000.00 and it was not lost.  It was to expire at the end of last

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year but after speaking with Senator Lesniak and Assemblyman Cryan and through their attempts the grant was extended through the end of this year.  The Borough has already drawn down on some of that grant by paying for the architect fees.  She said hopefully we will break ground and be able to use the rest of it.  Mr. Bury asked where the grant money came from?  Mayor Fiamingo responded, the grant was from Livable Community Development grant from the State. Mr. Bury asked why the UCIA paid a vendor called Decotis Fitzpatrick $69,000.00 for legal services from April 6, 2006 to August 4, 2006 for the Borough of Kenilworth’s Public Safety Building.  The Mayor asked Mr. Bury who paid the fee? Mr. Bury replied the Union County Improvement Authority. Mr. Bury asked what did they do for that money?  Mayor Fiamingo replied that she does not know since it was paid by the UCIA.  Mr. Bury asked if it was authorized by anyone in Kenilworth? The Mayor stated the UCIA authorized that payment.  She said she was a councilperson at the time and it was not authorized by the Borough.  Councilman Pugliese said there was a Facilities Committee and at that point in time the UCIA was going to bond the new public safety building on behalf of the Borough.  He said the attorney who was going to work out the legalities of this and presumably work on the bonds was from Decotis Fitzpatrick. He said on two occasions they had sent an attorney from Decotis.  He said she was physically there but he doesn’t know whether she was worth $70,000.00. The Mayor added she was there on behalf of the UCIA, not the Borough. Mr. Bury asked who paid the $69,000.00? Mayor replied the UCIA has their own budget.  She said she cannot say what the UCIA decides to do or how they spend their money. Mr. Bury said he found DeCotis Fitzpatrick was paid over 3 ½ years 4.4 million dollars from the UCIA.  Mayor Fiamingo said that was on various projects. Mr. Bury asked what legal work was required for the Borough for the project?  The Mayor said if the UCIA was going to do this project they would have done the agreement with the architect and the project manager and all the gearing up to having a public safety building built.  She said we did not pay $79,000.00 to do that.  The Mayor said she is not justifying anything the UCIA spent on legal fees because she does not know what they spent.  Councilman Pugliese said he is grateful that the UCIA did not send us a bill even though it was for our police building at the time.  Mr. Bury asked if there was a possibility they could have billed the Borough?  Councilman Pugliese responded yes it was a possibility but it never came to fruition.   Mr. Bury asked if DeCotis Fitzpatrick is a big democratic donor because he saw they donated $48,000.00.  The Mayor replied that is a question for another entity other than us. She said Mr. Bury can go on the various ELEC web sites which will show the donations.  The Mayor stated if he asks the UCIA why they spent 4.4 million on DeCotis she would love to hear that answer also. 

Livio Mancino, 102 North 24th Str. – Mr. Mancino stated the school is going to be closed this summer because of the passing of the referendum.  He said he asked the Board of Education to make a schematic of all the things they are going to do this summer.  He said maybe it can be displayed in Borough Hall.  He said the Borough should prepare for the Summer Recreation activities to be in line with the facility being closed. He said maybe the outside of the building can be utilized. He suggested the Borough sit down with the Board members and tell them what is planned for the summer so that parents are made aware. He said the Borough should let the County know what day the Octoberfest will be.  Mr. Mancino asked what the Recreation budget was for the year 2008? The Mayor advised Mr. Mancino to call Nancy Nichols, the Borough’s CFO. Mr. Mancino asked what is the anticipated for 2009? Councilman Joho stated the Director has not presented his budget to the Finance Committee as of yet.  The Finance Committee started the meetings yesterday and some are scheduled for next week as the process is just beginning. Mr. Mancino asked if the funds spent for insurance by the Recreation committee are prorated through their budgets?  The Mayor responded no. Mr. Mancino asked if the Borough

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pays for insurance for soccer? The Mayor stated if it is sponsored by the Recreation then the insurance certificates are issued under our umbrella policy.  The Borough does not allocate to each department. The Mayor stated if Mr. Mancino has a question about the Recreation having more insurance he should discuss it with the Recreation Committee and Councilman Leary. Councilman Leary said he would sit down with Mr. Mancino. Mr. Mancino said he did not want to be involved but he would be glad to be on the sideline.   

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

GENERAL BUSINESS

Mayor Fiamingo stated a couple of months ago she received a letter from Ryan Dehl, Jr. who is an 8th grader at St. Theresa’s School.  He said he would like to be the “Kids Mayor” because he believes there are projects and fund raisers that kids his age could do that would benefit the community. She invited him to come up and speak with her today and they are going to form a committee, with Councilman Leary as a liaison, to try and get an idea of what kids his age can do for the Borough and what we can do for them.

ADJOURNMENT

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

9:00 P.M.                                                                                Respectfully submitted,

                                                                                                Hedy Lipke, Borough Clerk   

 



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