Council Minutes from 1/3/2010
 

ORGANIZATION MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF KENILWORTH HELD ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON, JANUARY 3, 2010.  MAYOR KATHI FIAMINGO PRESIDED.

Sal Candarella and Fred Pugliese were sworn in by Borough Clerk, Hedy Lipke.

Mayor Fiamingo asked the Borough Clerk if all the newly elected members of the Borough Council duly qualify by taking their Oath of Office?  The Clerk responded yes and the Mayor extended her congratulations to the two Councilmen.

The Mayor said that Councilman Candarella had to leave to attend to an unfortunate duty.

Councilman Candarella said his aunt just passed away and he has to leave.  He thanked the Kenilworth residents for electing Councilman Pugliese and himself to office.  He said their overwhelming victory shows that the people believe that they are doing a good job representing them and also making good decisions on their behalf.  He thanked his wife Darlene for her encouragement and support and his son for getting out the votes in Harding School and Little League and Soccer.  He said he would like to assure the residents of Kenilworth that as he enters into his third year he will continue to listen to the people, hear what they say and make the best judgment’s for what he believes is right for the community.  He said he needs to excuse himself for the wake of his Aunt Marie.  He said she was also involved in politics by being one of the founders of the National Federation of Republican Women, which he did not know until three days ago.  Councilman Candarella said that he would like to assure the residents of Kenilworth that during his term he will work hard to keep Kenilworth a great place to live, raise a family and a great place to grow old.

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

ROLL CALL

Roll Call showed the following Council Members present:  Brian Joho, Scott Klinder, Kevin Leary, Fred Pugliese and Toni Sosnosky. Councilman Candarella left before roll call. 

The Salute to the Flag was led by Mayor Fiamingo.

INVOCATION

The invocation was given by Rev. Joseph Bejgrowicz of St. Theresa’s Church.

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PRESENTATIONS

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR 2009

Mayor Fiamingo said last year the Council started a tradition where they honor one of the individuals from the town who has done volunteer work for the Borough.  The Mayor presented Scott Vanek, with a plaque for being the 2009 Volunteer of the Year.  She also presented him with a little token of the Borough’s appreciation. Troop 83 is sponsored by the Kenilworth VFW, Post 2230. The Mayor said Scott is on his way to becoming an Eagle Scout and as part of his eagle-scout duties he painted the Recreation Building.  Scott, along with several volunteers scraped and painted the outside and the inside of the Recreation Building this past summer and they did a wonderful job. 

 

EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR 2010

 

The Mayor presented John Hathaway with a plaque and token of appreciation for being the “2009 Employee of the Year”. The Mayor said John has been the senior citizen Handyman since the inception of the program in October of 2004.  The Mayor said she has heard nothing but praise for Mr. Hathaway from the many seniors in the community who have utilized his services.  

 

Mr. Hathaway thanked everyone and said he was proud to receive the honor.

The Mayor commented that she is happy the Council started the program of handing out awards because it is one of the nice little things they can do for the employees and volunteers in the Borough.

 

MAYOR’S ADDRESS

Good afternoon and welcome to the 2010 Reorganization meeting of the Kenilworth Borough Council.  I hope that everyone enjoyed their holidays and had a safe New Years’ celebration.

I don’t think there are many people sad to see the end of 2009.  Financially it was a difficult year for everyone, including the Borough.  Early on in the year we received the unwelcome news that the RVSA assessment to the Borough was increased by almost $400,000.  At the same time we learned that the revenues earned by the Borough like interest on its excess funds, fees, etc. deceased by almost $200,000.00 and that Schering was to be merged into Merck with the future of world headquarters here in the Borough cloudy at best.

Budget wise, the Borough’s employees and department heads all pulled together and there was a minimal increase in spending.  Unfortunately, even with everyone working hard together, we had a huge gap between what the Borough required and our available revenues.  In 2008 we had were required to use a large portion of our available surplus to order to plug the gap caused by the State’s unprecedented slashing of our municipal aid and due to the economic conditions we had been unable to replenish it.

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At the same time we were working with the architects selected to construct the new public safety building.  Something had to give.

Unfortunately the plans for the new building were put on hold and we arranged for the sale of Borough owned property at the end of North 18th and 19th Streets.  The proceeds of sale were used to help with 2009’s budget.  More funds are available for 2010 if necessary.

So, that’s the not so great part of 2009 – financially a potential nightmare, but one which we were able to survive.

There were good parts of 2009 -  quite a few of them.  The Pride in Kenilworth Committee, chaired by Kassie Joho produced several successful events, including the Independence Day Fireworks and our recent Breakfast with Santa and Tree Lighting. We had a extremely successful Street Fair – one of the best since the event was begun and I think the largest by far.

The Recreation Department under Director Scott Pentz sponsored many activities for the children of the Borough.  Scott is stepping down from his position as director this year and I really want to thank him for all he has done these past his six years.

I also want to commend our Zoning Enforcement Officer Robert Herbert for all his hard work.  Although the position is a part time one, he has been extremely active and proactive in the position.  Very few people would be able to provide the Borough with the type of dedication that Bob has brought to this position.

All of our Borough employees deserve recognition.  They all go beyond the call of duty and give us their absolute best.  In that regard, I’d like to mention that our Finance Officer/Tax Collector Nancy Nichols retired as of the end of the year.  We were fortunate to find Robert Ordway who will join us tomorrow as our new Chief Finance Officer and Tax Collector.  I know he will make a fine addition to our crew.

Public hearings on our revised master plan should be held in the next few months.  The master plan committee has worked very hard over the past nine months or so and I am very much looking forward to their recommendations and conclusions.

I am also looking forward to putting together a new web site for the Borough.  I’m asking anyone who has any interest in helping with that endeavor to contact me.  We have a professional to actually design the web site, but I would like volunteers to help put together content for the site.  I would love to hear from everyone who is interested in getting involved.  Please call our clerk, Mrs. Lipke and ask her to forward your information along to me. 

I again want to thank Scott Vanek for the fantastic job he did painting the recreation building.  It was truly a great effort and a beautiful job.  Scott did have some assistance from Deb Vanek, Dave Vanek, Madison Vanek, Nick Maier, Joe Licwincko, Joe Kaiser, Chris Koehler, Kyle Addvensky, Erica Montero, Richard Tiemann, Mark Tiemann, Henry Koehler and Dan Ryan.  Thanks to all of you for your help. 

Looking forward, I am encouraged by the enthusiasm of these folks up here with me.  Councilman Joho, as the head of the Finance Committee will work hard with his fellow

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committee members and Borough department heads to produce a budget that will take into account both the needs of the Borough and those of our residents.

Councilwoman Sosnosky will continue to work with Superintendent Ryan and his Department of Public Works employees, Councilman Klinder is again the liaison to the Library and Welfare Departments and Councilman Leary will once again work with the Fire Department and Recreation Department.

I am extremely pleased to have Councilman Candarella and Councilman Pugliese back on council.  Both Sal and Fred have worked very very hard.  They contribute such a great deal to this council and to the Borough and we are all very fortunate to have them.

Of course, we could not do it without the assistance of our Clerk, Mrs. Lipke.  She keeps us and the business of the Borough running like a well-oiled machine.

Thank you everyone for your continued confidence.  I am very optimistic for the future of our wonderful town.  With folks like Scott Vanek, John Hathaway Bob Herbert and everyone else who makes this Borough the special place that it has always been, it is easy to be optimistic.  Happy New Year everyone.  God bless you all, the Borough of Kenilworth and may God bless America and keep her safe. 

ELECTION OF COUNCIL PRESIDENT

Councilman Pugliese made a motion, seconded by Councilwoman Sosnosky, that Councilman Joho be nominated for the office of Council President for the year 2010. 

Motion was made by Councilman Pugliese, seconded by Councilman Leary to close the nomination for Council President for 2010. Vote affirming Brian Joho as Council President was unanimously all in favor.

 

The Borough Clerk said there is one change on the Consent Agenda. She said Resolution No. 5 will be on roll call vote.

RESOLUTON NO. 5

Introduced by Fred Pugliese who also moved its adoption

Seconded by Kevin Leary

WHEREAS, pursuant to the Fair and Open Process Rule advertisements for proposals were published in the Cranford Chronicle and posted on the Borough of Kenilworth’s Web Site and proposals were received and reviewed for the following Professional Service for the Year 2010 which anticipated cost will be over $17,500 per year:

                                               

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BOROUGH  LABOR ATTORNEY

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED after review of said proposals, the Mayor’s nomination of  McELROY, DEUTSCH, MULVANEY & CARPENTER, LLP as BOROUGH LABOR ATTORNEY for the Year 2010 at $150. per hour, be  and the same is hereby confirmed.

Roll Call Vote:  Joho voted no, Klinder voted no, Leary voted yes, Pugliese voted yes, Sosnosky voted no.

The Mayor said she will address the matter at a later date.

CONSENT AGENDA

Resolutions No. 1 through 48 (omitting Resolution No. 5) 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 Mayor’s appointment of HEDY LIPKE as ADA Coordinator for the year 2010, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 2

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the following be appointed to the Board of Health:    

                          DR. JEROME FORMAN as a regular member for a 3 year term; CARLA GABRIEL as a regular member for a 3 year term and TRUDY NEUHAUSER as a regular member for a 3 yr. term and ADEENA LEE as Alternate #1 for a 2 yr. term.

RESOLUTION NO. 3

 

WHEREAS, pursuant to the Fair and Open Process Rule advertisements for proposals were published in the Cranford Chronicle and posted on the Borough of Kenilworth’s Web Site and proposals were received and reviewed for the following Professional Service for the Year 2010 which anticipated cost will be over $17,500 per year:

                       

                                                            BOND COUNSEL

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED after review of said proposals, the Mayor’s nomination of ROGUT MCCARTHY, LLC as  BOND COUNSEL for the Year 2010 at various hourly rates as in proposal, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

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RESOLUTION NO. 4

WHEREAS, pursuant to the Fair and Open Process Rule advertisements for proposals were published in the Cranford Chronicle and posted on the Borough of Kenilworth’s Web Site and proposals were received and reviewed for the following Professional Service for the Year 2010 which anticipated cost will be over $17,500 per year:

                       

                                               BOROUGH ATTORNEY

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED after review of said proposals, the Mayor’s nomination of HARVEY FRUCHTER as BOROUGH ATTORNEY for the Year 2010 at $24,900 per annum and $100.00 per hour be and the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 6

WHEREAS, pursuant to the Fair and Open Process Rule advertisements for proposals were published in the Cranford Chronicle and posted on the Borough of Kenilworth’s Web Site and proposals were received and reviewed for the following Professional Service for the Year 2010 which anticipated cost will be over $17,500 per year:

           

                                                BOROUGH AUDITOR

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED after review of said proposals, the Mayor’s nomination of  FERRAIOLI, WIELKOTZ, CERULLO & CUVA as BOROUGH AUDITOR for the Year 2010 at $28,000.00 per year, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 7

WHEREAS, pursuant to the Fair and Open Process Rule advertisements for proposals were published in the Cranford Chronicle and posted on the Borough of Kenilworth’s Web Site and proposals were received and reviewed for the following Professional Service for the Year 2010 which anticipated cost will be over $17,500 per year:

                       

                                                BOROUGH ENGINEER

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED after review of said proposals, the Mayor’s nomination of GROTTO ENGINEERING ASSOCIATES as  BOROUGH ENGINEER  for the Year 2010 at $60,000  per annum, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 8

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s appointment of HEDY LIPKE as Certifying

Agent, Personnel Supervisor and Local Improvement Search Officer for the year 2010, be and

the same is hereby confirmed.

 

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RESOLUTION NO. 9

           

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s appointment of TONCIA SOSNOSKY. and KATHI FIAMINGO as Kenilworth’s representatives to the Union County Community Development Revenue Sharing Committee be appointed for a 1 yr. term for the year 2010, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 10

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s appointment of DEBRA WEISS as Deputy Court Administrator for the year 2010, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 11

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s appointment of KATHLEEN MOSCHITTA as

Deputy Borough Clerk for the year 2010, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 12

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s appointment of KELLY CLEMENTI as Dog Warden for the year 2010, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 13

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That LOUIS GIORDINO, be and the same is hereby appointed Fire Prevention Fire Official for a 4 year term.

RESOLUTION NO. 14

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That RANDY LEVCHUCK  be and is hereby appointed Fire Prevention Inspector for the year and Joseph Giorgio be appointed Assistant Fire Prevention Inspector for the year 2010.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 15

Be It Hereby Resolved:    That TONY PETERS, be and he is hereby appointed Fire

Sub-Code Official for a 4 year term.

RESOLUTION NO. 16

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s appointment of HEDY LIPKE as Garden State

Municipal Joint Insurance Fund Commissioner and WILLIAM DOWD as Alternate for the year 2010, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

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RESOLUTION NO. 17

Be It Hereby Resolved:    That the Mayor’s appointment of CATHY CALEMME as a member of the Library Board of Trustees for a 5 year term, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 18

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s appointment of PATRICIA COX as a member of the Local Assistance Board for a 4 year term, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 19

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That the Mayor’s appointment of JOHN ZIMMERMAN  as

Municipal Drug Alliance Committee Chairman for the year 2010, be and the same is hereby

confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 20

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That the Mayor’s appointment of PAULETTE DROGON as

Municipal Drug Alliance Coordinator for the year 2010, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 21

Be It Hereby Resolved:    That the Mayor’s appointment of CHIEF WILLIAM DOWD as Municipal Emergency Management Coordinator for a 3 year term, at a salary of $3,105.00 annually, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 22

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s appointment of JOHN HENRY, ESQ. as Municipal Prosecutor for the year 2010 at an annual salary of $11,500.00 per annum, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 23

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That Councilman Candarella, a member of the Governing Body, be and is appointed an elected official on the Planning Board for the year 2010.

RESOLUTION NO. 24

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s appointment of MAURA LYNCH as Police Matron for the year 2010, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 25

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the appointment of HEDY LIPKE, Borough Clerk, as Public

Agency Compliance Officer (P.A.C.O.) for the New Jersey Affirmative Action Office for

the year 2010, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

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RESOLUTION NO. 26

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s appointment of TRACI ZALINSKI as Public Defender for the year 2010 for a salary of $4,140 per annum, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 27

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s appointment of DANIEL BEVERE as Assistant Public Defender for the year 2010, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 28

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the appointment of JOHN FERRAIOLI as Public Health

Officer for the year 2010, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 29

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That HEDY LIPKE, be and she is hereby appointed Purchasing

Agent for the year 2010.

RESOLUTION NO. 30

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s appointment of PAT BOYLE as a regular member of for a 3 year term, AMY REICHEL as a regular member for a 3 year term, WILLIAM ZORICH as a regular member for a 3 year term, ANGELA SANDULL as a regular member for a 3 year term and SUE DOUGHERTY as a regular member for a one year unexpired term ending 12/31/2010 and JOSEPH KRATZER as a regular member for a one year unexpired term ending 12/31/2010.

RESOLUTION NO. 31

Be It Hereby Resolved:        That the Mayor’s appointment of ARNOLD BAGNALL,

 DONNA LAYDEN,  KIMBERLY MONTIERO, CHRISTINE MACMILLIAN,  PATRICIA SISNETSKY, RONALD SMITH, and MARYANN STILES, LOUISE TRAMER, SARA WEBER, WILLIAM ZORICK, JOHN DEVITO , ROSE PICCINNINI JOHN MARTINS (Alternate) CHRISTOPHER MEAD (Alternate) WILLIAM SEIBERT (Alternate), DAVID MUNDY(Alternate) as School Crossing Guards for the year 2010, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

 

RESOLUTION NO.32

Be It Hereby Resolved:     That the Mayor’s appointment of LEWIS GIORDINO and

RANDY LEVCHUCK as Smoke Detector Inspectors for the year 2010, be and the same

is hereby confirmed.

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RESOLUTION NO. 33

Be It Hereby Resolved: That ROBERT E. RENAUD, ESQ. b e appointed Tax Appeal Counsel for the year 2010 at a rate of $135.00 per hour.

RESOLUTION NO. 34

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That ROBERT ORDWAY be appointed Chief Finance Officer and Tax Collector, each for 4 year terms, at a salary of $75,000 per year, effective as of January 1, 2010.

RESOLUTION NO. 35

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s appointment of ROBERT ORDWAY  as Tax Search Officer for the year 2010, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 36

Be It Hereby Resolved: That the Mayor’s appointment of ROBERT ORDWAY as Treasurer of the Borough of Kenilworth for the year 2010, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 37

 

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s appointment of ROBERT HERBERT as Zoning Enforcement Officer for the year 2010, for a salary of 6,000 per annum, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 38

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s appointment of CAROL WESTERVELT as Union County Transportation Advisory Board Representative for the year 2010, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 39

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s designation of the CRANFORD CHRONICLE,

THE LOCAL SOURCE, and the STAR LEDGER as the Official Newspapers of

the Borough of Kenilworth for the year 2010, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 40

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s designation of the WACHOVIA BANK,

N.J. CASH MANAGEMENT FUND, TD BANK, PNC BANK and VALLEY NATIONAL

BANK, as Official Depositories for the Borough of Kenilworth for the year 2010, be and the

same is hereby confirmed.

 

 

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RESOLUTION NO. 41

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the following be designated as Official Insurance Agent/Risk Manager for the Borough of Kenilworth for the year 2010:  AMALGAMATED GENERAL AGENCIES (AGA) 115 Grove Street, PO Box 2670, Westfield, NJ  07091

RESOLUTION NO. 42

WHEREAS, the Borough Clerk has prepared a schedule of meetings of the Governing

Body of the Borough of Kenilworth for the year 2010, a true copy of which is annexed

hereto and made a part hereof in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act being Chapter 231, Public Law 1975.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Governing Body of the Borough of

Kenilworth that the Borough Clerk on or before January 3, 2010, mail true copies of

this Resolution, including aforesaid schedule, to the Cranford Chronicle, New Providence, New Jersey; the Local Source, Union, New Jersey; and the Star Ledger, Newark, New Jersey, said newspapers being designated because they have the greatest likelihood of informing the public as to the time and place of meetings set forth in the aforesaid schedule.

FURTHER RESOLVED that the Borough Clerk, acting for the Governing Body of the Borough of Kenilworth, furnish a true copy of the aforesaid schedule and any revisions thereof and any advance written notice required by Sub-section 3 (d) of the Open Public Meetings Act or any regular, special or rescheduled meetings of the Governing Body  of the Borough of Kenilworth to any persons who request same upon prepayment of such persons to the Borough of Kenilworth for the sum of $10.00 being a reasonable sum to cover the cost of providing the aforesaid notice.

Work Session to start, unless otherwise noted, at 7:30 P.M. at the Right Hand Meeting Room, Second Floor, Borough Hall; and Regular Meetings to start at 8:00 P.M. at the Council Chambers, Borough Hall, Boulevard, Kenilworth, New Jersey.

RESOLUTION NO. 43

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the annexed By-Laws shall constitute the By-Laws of the

Governing Body of the Borough of Kenilworth, as attached, be adopted.

 

 

 

 

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RESOLUTION NO. 44

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That the following AD HOC COMMITTEES be continued

For 2010:

            Beautification Committee

            Drug Alliance Committee

            Parks Revitalization Committee

            Pride in Kenilworth Committee

            Technology Committee

  Facilities Committee

        

Be It Further Resolved that Committees may be added and/or deleted as the need arises.

RESOLUTION NO. 45

            WHEREAS, Chapter 75 of the Public Laws of 1991 of the State of New Jersey authorizes the governing body of each municipality by resolution to fix the rate of interest to be charged for nonpayment of taxes or assessments on or before the date when they would become delinquent, and  

            WHEREAS, the provisions of said statute provides that the rate of interest to be so charged may be fixed at a rate not to exceed 8% per annum on the first $1,500 of delinquency and a rate of 18% per annum on any amount in excess of $1,500, and

            WHEREAS, the statute further provides that the governing body may provide that no interest shall be charged if payment is made within the tenth calendar day following the date which the same became payable, and

WHEREAS, (N.J.S.A. 54:4-67 AS AMENDED) also provides that the governing body may fix a penalty to be charged to a taxpayer with a delinquency in excess of $10,000, who fails to pay that delinquency prior to the end of the (calendar) fiscal year which shall not exceed (6%) six percent; and

            WHEREAS, the Governing Body of the Borough of Kenilworth deems that implementation of Chapter 75 of the P.L. of 1991 (N.J.S.A. 54:4-67) the same is desirable and appropriate.

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Governing Body of the Borough of Kenilworth that pursuant to the authority granted to it by N.J.S.A. 54:4-67, AS AMENDED that the rate of interest be set in the amount of 8% on the first $1,500 of the delinquency and at the

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rate of 18% on any amount in excess of $1,500, provided payment is not made within the grace period of ten days from the date payable and that the penalty on amounts due in excess of $10,000 at the close of the (calendar) fiscal year be set at 6% of the amount of the delinquency.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 46

WHEREAS, the approval of the Petty Cash funds listed below has been given by the Division of Local Government Services, and

WHEREAS, these funds for 200 have been returned to the Finance Officer according to R.S. 40A5-21;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED  by the Municipal Council of the Borough of Kenilworth that the Treasurer be authorized to draw and deliver said warrants to the following Petty Cash Custodians for the year 2010:

                                                Police Department                              Total Fund

                                                William Dowd, Police Chief                  $150.00

                                                Tax & Finance                                   

                                                Lisa Wood Tax & Finance                      $100.00

RESOLUTION NO. 47

WHEREAS, N.J.S. 40A:4-19 of the Local Budget Act provides that (where any contracts, commitments or payments are to be made prior to the final adoption of the Budget), temporary appropriations should be made for the purposes and amounts required in the manner and time therein provided; and

WHEREAS, the date of this resolution is within the first thirty days of January 2010; and

WHEREAS, the total temporary budget set forth below does not in amount exceed one-fourth of the total appropriations in the 2010 Budget (exclusive of any appropriations made for Debt Service, Capital Improvement Fund and Public Assistance (Relief); now therefore,

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, that the following appropriations be made and a certified copy of this resolution be transmitted to the Chief Finance Officer for his/her records.

General Appropriations - within "CAPS"

ACCT. NO.                             ACCOUNT NAME                                                     AMOUNT

0701.      Administrative & Executive                                    

                           Salaries & Wages                                                                            42,788.

                           Other Expenses                                                                               10,920. 

0703.   Mayor & Council

                            Salaries & Wages                                                                                263.

                            Other Expenses                                                                                 2,494.

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0705.      Tax & Finance                                                          

                           Salaries & Wages                                                                            45,938.

                           Other Expenses                                                                                 6,064.                

0710.    Assessment of Taxes

             Salaries & Wages                                                                                            7,245.

                           Other Expenses                                                                                 1,647.

 0712.     Legal Svcs & Costs

             Salaries & Wages                                                                                            5,250.

                           Other Expenses                                                                               15,750.

0715.      Engineering

                                    Salaries & Wages                                                                   17,561.

Other Expenses                                                                        8,400.               

0720.      Planning Board

                             Other Expenses                                                                                           3,045.

0721.   Zoning Enforcement Officer

              Other Expenses                                                                                              1,575.

ACCT. NO.        ACCOUNT NAME                                                                      AMOUNT

0725.   Construction Official

              Salaries & Wages                                                                                        5,700.

              Other Expenses                                                                                            1,391.

0726                Building Department

                                    Other Expenses                                                                          0.

0727.     Plumbing Inspector

               Salaries & Wages                                                                                        3,806.

                                    Other Expenses                                                                         53.

0728.     Electrical Inspector

                        Salaries & Wages                                                                             3,544.

                                    Other Expenses                                                                         53.

0729.     Fire Sub Code Official

               Salaries & Wages                                                                                        3,806.

                                    Other Expenses                                                                         53.

0730.       Other Insurance Premiums

                            Other Expenses                                                                              90,902.

0733.       Group insurance - Employees                      

            Other Expenses                                                                                                          359,494.

0745.    Police Department

                            Salaries & Wages                                                                           793,538.

                            Other Expenses                                                                                            25,856.

0746.       Police - Traffic & Crossing Guards                                      

                            Salaries & Wages                                                                             47,250.

                            Other Expenses                                                                                  7,547.

0747.    Emergency Management Services

 

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             Other Expenses                                                                                                    788.

0749.       Fire Department

                            Salaries & Wages                                                                                  919.

                            Other Expenses                                                                                 80,423.

0753.       Fire Prevention

                            Salaries & Wages                                                                               12,995.

              Other Expenses                                                                                                     604.

0761.    Senior Citizen Transportation

               Salaries & Wages                                                                                              5,250.

               Other Expenses                                                                                                    263.

0762.               Senior Citizen Director           

                                    Salaries & Wages                                                                        1,838.

                                    Other Expenses                                                                            1,969.

0765.       Dept. of Public Works - Roads

                            Salaries & Wages                                                                             196,875.

                            Other Expenses                                                                                  18,519.

                            Snow Removal                                                                                      5,250.

ACCT. No.     ACCOUNT NAME                                          AMOUNT

0767.               Parks                                                                                                  

Other Expenses                                                                      1,418.

0770.       Garbage & Trash Removal

                            Salaries & Wages                                                                          48,825.

              Other Expenses                                                                                              8,492.

0772.    Buildings & Grounds                        

               Salaries & Wages                                                                                        15,750.

               Other Expenses                                                                                            13,125.

0773.   Sewers

               Other Expenses                                                                                              5,250.

0775.     Recycling - Contractual

               Other Expenses                                                                                           51,326.

0776.     Shade Trees

               Other Expenses                                                                                              6,956.

0777.     Fire Hydrant Service

               Other Expenses                                                                                            34,913.

0785                Board of Health

                                    Salaries & Wages                                                                    20,081.

                                    Other Expenses                                                                         6,446.          

0788.     Dog Regulation

               Other Expenses                                                                                              4,167.

0790.   Administration of Public Assistance

                                    Salaries & Wages                                                                       3,806.                                       Other Expenses                             683.

0795.        Playgrounds & Recreation

                                    Salaries & Wages                                                                   5,250.

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            Other Expenses                                                                      6,195.

0796.               Celebration of Public Events

                                    Other Expenses                                                                      3,544.

0802.               Beautification 

                                    Other Expenses                                                                        525.

0430.     Utilities

               Other Expenses                                                                                           77,228.

0821.     Street Lighting

               Other Expenses                                                                                           38,063.

0827.     Solid Waste Disposal

                Other Expenses                                                                                          78,750.

0757.     Prosecutor

                 Salaries & Wages                                                                                         3,019.

0833.               Municipal Court

                                    Salaries & Wages                                                                    37,538.

ACCT. No.     ACCOUNT NAME                                                                                     AMOUNT

 

0833.               Municipal Court

Other Expenses                                                                                  3,268.

0834.               Unemployment Compensation                                                           7,875.

Subtotal General Appropriations – Within "CAPS"     $2,320,119.

 

STATUTORY EXPENDITURES

0837.               Contribution to Social Security

                                    Other Expenses                                                                58,275.

Subtotal general Approp. - within "CAPS"

                  Statutory expenditures                 $58,275.

       TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS - WITHIN "CAPS"           $2,378,394.

ACCT. NO.                    ACCOUNT NAME                                                              AMOUNT

General Appropriations - excluded from "CAPS"

0265.               LOSAP                                                                                                13,913.

0774.               RVSA                                                                                                  395,036.

0800.               Maintenance of Free Public Library

                                                P.l. 1985, ch> 82-541                                                             179,825.           

Sub Total                                                                                                                   $588,774.       

0850                Principal on Bonds                                                                                170,625.

0852                Interest on Bonds                                                                                    10,128.

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Sub Total                                                                                                                   $180,753.       

Public & Private Programs - excluded from "CAPS"

320                  Municipal Alliance-U.C. Grant                                                .

362           U.C. Municipal Alliance -

                  Matching Funds                                                                .

TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS - EXCLUDED FROM "CAPS"                           $769,527.

GRAND TOTAL 2010 TEMPORARY APPROPRIATIONS -                  $3,147,921.

RESOLUTION NO. 48

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That the official signers for the Borough of Kenilworth for banking purposes for 2010 are: KATHI FIAMINGO, FINANCE OFFICER ROBERT ORDWAY BOROUGH CLERK HEDY LIPKE and ASSISTANT TREASURER KATHLEEN SWITEK.

Borough Clerk, Hedy Lipke read a letter addressed to herself from Mayor Fiamingo.  The letter stated the Mayor made the following Planning Board appointments.  The appointments are as follows: 

Madonna Bogus - Class IV  Member - 4 yr. term

Richard Picerna , Class IV Member – 4 yr. term

Robert Herbert, Class II Member – 2 yr. term

Robert Laurie, Alternate #2 – 2 yr. term

Rudy Cammarota, Mayor’s Designee – 1 yr. term 

DESIGNATION OF COMMITTEES

The following Council Committees were designated:

DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE

Chairperson Brian Joho, Sal Candarella, Fred Pugliese.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

Chairperson Toni Sosnosky, Scott Klinder, Kevin Leary, Jr.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

Chairperson Fred Pugliese, Toni Sosnosky, Scott Klinder

DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING, ZONING & ORDINANCES

Chairperson Sal Candarella, Brian Joho, Fred Pugliese.

DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION, & FIRE

Chairperson Kevin Leary, Jr., Sal Candarella, Toni Sosnosky.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION & WELFARE

Chairperson Scott Klinder, Brian Joho, Kevin Leary, Jr.

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Mayor Fiamingo administered the Oath of Office to the Borough Attorney Harvey Fruchter, Esq. 

MEETING OPENED TO THE PUBLIC

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

The Mayor asked if anyone wished to speak to please step forward, state their name and address for the record.  No one wished to speak.

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

COUNCIL COMMENTS

Councilman Pugliese thanked members of the Republican Committee and everyone who helped Councilman Candarella and himself during the campaign by putting together fund raisers and for all their time and efforts.  He also thanked Kathi Fiamingo who kicked off the campaign and set up the game plan. He thanked Brian Joho as the Treasurer who made sure that they stayed in line, Kevin who was the Campaign Manager who kept everything moving, Toni who baked and cooked for them and provided help during the fund raisers and Scott who came through with his pick-up truck.  He said there were too many other people to mention but he said he thanked everyone for getting him and Sal re-elected.  He said he first met Sal Candarella at a Planning Board Meeting when he noticed him sitting in the first row furiously taking notes. He said they were there for a big Schering Plough presentation and Sal was very diligent. He said that is the kind of commitment Sal has shown from the first time he met him and he still brings that dedication forward in working on the Council.

Councilman Pugliese thanked his wife Lisa and his son Tommy for helping him through the campaign.  He said his wife probably made more cream puffs during the past year than all of Ferrerra’s Bakery.  He said his son Tommy always manages to lighten things up whenever an event comes up by doing things that six year olds typically do and saying things like “when is this guy going to stop talking”. He said he is apologizing in advance to his family for the late nights that he will be keeping.  He said he gets the feeling that sometimes Lisa does not mind if he is not home. He said 2009 was a challenging year for the Council and the Borough and there was a lot of drama but he believes the Governing Body made the best decisions at the time for what was in the best interest of the Borough.  He said we have something good in the Borough, we have a great downtown area, some of the best restaurants but more than that the people of Kenilworth is what makes it so great.  He said the upcoming year will not be easy and if last year was difficult he thinks this year will be twice as difficult.  He said the governor elect has already stated that he will reduce State spending in order to keep the State vibrant. This no doubt will have an effect on our Borough.  He said he pledges to the people of Kenilworth that he will leave no stone unturned and no idea not considered in order to get them through the next three years and to keep Kenilworth, not only a great place to live but one we can all afford to live in.

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Councilman Pugliese said that at 2:45 today there will be an Italian Family dinner at the VFW and everyone is invited to attend.

Councilman Leary wished everyone a Happy New Year.  He also congratulated Councilman Pugliese and Councilman Candarella on their re-election.  He thanked Director Scott Pentz for his service to the community and he will be missed and he also thanked Scott Vanek for his volunteer work.

Councilman Joho congratulated Councilman Candarella and Councilman Pugliese and he looks forward to working with them.  He said as the Mayor mentioned, they are on his Finance Committee.  He said their work starts immediately and in 2010 there will not be much rest, especially on the finance side of things.  He said the 2010 budget books have already been compiled and he will start meetings soon to discuss and formulate the overall budget for 2010. 

He said as we all realize by reading the newspaper and seeing the news 2010 looks to be a fiscally challenging year for the nation, the state and Kenilworth.  He said the remnants of the recession still linger and that will affect our decisions on our budget. He said he looks forward to working with our new Finance Officer, Robert Ordway.  He thanked Mr. Ordway for coming to the meeting.  Councilman Joho wished a Happy New Year to everyone.

Councilman Klinder thanked everyone for coming to the Re-organization Meeting. He said his first year as a Councilman has been very rewarding.  He said he has attended more meetings this year then he has in his entire life.  However, it has been a learning experience as the Mayor and Council have worked thorough a very difficult year.  He said they do not always agree but they do work together for the good of the people of Kenilworth.  He said from his perspective Sal and Fred have made many sacrifices and have also put in many long hours for the citizens of Kenilworth.  He has enjoyed working with them as they have navigated through the waters of local government.  He said he no longer counts them as fellow councilman but as friends.  He wished everyone a healthy and prosperous New Year and may God Bless our fine community.

Councilwoman Sosnosky wished everyone a healthy and Happy New Year.  She said as we all know too well, 2009 was a trying year emotionally and financially for our Borough.  Despite these adverse conditions, we were able to move forward for the betterment of all our residents.  She said our Mayor and this Council worked very hard to insure that all essential services were kept constant during this crisis and that no one lost their job. Every cloud does have a silver lining and we were able to bring joy and happiness to our residents this year at our October Street Festival.  She said anyone who was there knows how great it was.  Not only was it an emotional benefit to our residents, it was also a financial benefit.  She thanked Kassie Joho and the Pride in Kenilworth Committee for the outstanding job they did to make this happen.  She said now as we start the new year, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. She said slowly but surely the picture is getting brighter and with the cooperation of this Council, our employees and our residents, we go forward to a brighter 2010.  Also Councilwoman Sosnosky welcomed and congratulated Councilman Sal Candarella and Councilman Fred Pugliese, our newly re-elected councilman.

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ADJOURNMENT

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

Mayor Fiamingo said the next meeting will be on January 13th at 8:00 pm.  The Mayor invited everyone to the VFW at 2:45 today.

1:45 P.M.                                                                   

            Respectfully submitted,

                       

                                                                                                Hedy Lipke, Borough Clerk



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