Council Minutes from 1/2/2011
 

ORGANIZATION MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF KENILWORTH HELD ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON, JANUARY 2, 2011.  MAYOR KATHI FIAMINGO PRESIDED.

Brian Joho was sworn in by Mayor Kathi Fiamingo and Peter Corvelli was sworn in by Assemblyman Joseph Cryan.

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.

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

The Salute to the Flag was led by Mayor Fiamingo.

ROLL CALL

Roll Call showed the following Council Members present:  Sal Candarella, Peter Corvelli, Brian Joho, Scott Klinder, Kevin Leary, Fred Pugliese, 

INVOCATION

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

PRESENTATIONS

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR 2011

 

Mayor Fiamingo presented Sally Scheuerer with the “2011 Volunteer of the Year Award”.  The Mayor said Sally has been a member of the Kenilworth Library Board for 28 years.  She was originally appointed in 1982 and has consistently been re-appointed every five years thereafter.  The Mayor said that is an accomplishment in itself.  She has dedicated herself to the Board and the Mayor said she does not know what they would have done without her.

The Mayor gave Sally the plaque along with a gift certificate of the Borough’s appreciation for all her work.

Sally thanked the Mayor and Council as well as the past Mayors and Council.

EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR 2011

Mayor Fiamingo presented Jonathan Lipke with the “2011 Employee of the Year”. The Mayor said Jonathan has been an employee with the Borough since 1989 and he does more than just his job.  He is always there to volunteer and help out with a lot of different activities.  She said he takes a week off on his own time during the carnival and helps sets up as well as setting up for the Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony.  The Mayor thanked Jonathan for his services as an employee as well as his volunteer efforts.

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MAYOR’S ADDRESS

Mayor Fiamingo welcomed back Councilman Brian Joho and said he has been Finance Chair for the past three years and has done an admirable job.  She also welcomed Peter Corvelli to Council and she looks forward to working with Pete again. The Mayor thanked Assemblyman Cryan for joining us today. She said she knows he has a busy schedule and she appreciates him coming.

2010 was not the most difficult year we have had in the Borough but it was certainly quite challenging.   The depressed economic conditions experienced throughout the nation affected the Borough as well.   The governing body pulled together with our department heads and presented a budget with an increase in spending of less than 1%.  I hope that everyone understands just how impressive that is.  The cost of operating this Borough in 2010 increased less than 1% over those costs in 2009.  More importantly, this was achieved without reductions in services to our residents.

            Kenilworth taxpayers continue to receive the same services in the Borough for their tax dollars that they have received in years past.  In many other municipalities governing bodies have resorted to cutting services from their municipal budgets to reduce the tax bills, without actually reducing costs to the taxpayers.  In those municipalities, homeowners now pay separately for sewer and garbage fees, have no bulky waste pickups and/or be required to deliver their recycling to community recycling centers, while their tax rates are high and continue to climb.  Kenilworth remains a community with one of the lowest tax rates in the County and with services that other municipalities no longer provide. 

            We are also a community of people with impressive accomplishments.  Despite the relatively small size of Kenilworth, in 2010 alone four young men completed the rigorous requirements to achieve Eagle Scout status.   Zach Kozak, Jeff Jaeckel and Chris Koehler were each elevated to the status of Eagle Scout in 2010.   Scott Vanek completed his final project and his Eagle Scout Court of Honor will be held later this month.   The Borough also benefited because several of the young men focused on service projects in Kenilworth for their final Eagle Scout projects, including painting the Recreation Center, the OEM building and installing a victory garden at the Nietschke House.

            In 2010 we welcomed Robert Ordway as our Tax Collector/CFO.  Rob jumped into the position with both feet and has been a fantastic addition to the Borough’s team.  Rob’s enthusiasm for his position and his interest in continually improving himself and the Borough is inspiring.  He and his staff in the Finance and Tax Department perform a wonderful job on a daily basis, as do all of the other employees in the Clerk’s office, Construction Department and Municipal Court.  Thanks to the dedication and hard work of all of our staff, the Borough is run efficiently and professionally.

            In the Kenilworth Police Department we saw the end of an era with the retirement of Chief William Dowd, a fixture in the department for almost forty years.  With his retirement, came the appointment of a new chief, Kenneth Grady who has hit the ground running, looking to upgrade and improve the department.  He is assisted by members of one of the finest police departments in Union County and the Borough is well-served by them all.

            In fact, the blizzard of last week demonstrates just how well served we are by all of our Borough employees.  When workers in other municipalities called in sick or refused to man their positions, the Kenilworth DPW was out in full force during the height of the storm doing their utmost to keep the Borough running.  It was a huge task for which they should be thanked and congratulated.

           

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In the coming months we will be unveiling a new web site for the Borough which we believe will serve as a model for all municipalities.  It will significantly reduce the need for the public to make requests under the Open Public Records Act because the new web site will put information available under OPRA at your fingertips without cost to you or the Borough.  This administration believes that the public should not have to ask or pay for general information otherwise available under OPRA.  The new website will achieve that result and more.   More importantly, it will be completed without cost to the Borough.  I am pleased to announce that the new web site is being designed at no cost to the Borough and will be able to be maintained and updated by Borough employees, eliminating the need to pay an outside contractor for that service. 

            We continue to apply and receive various grants for projects throughout the Borough.  We also continue to explore cost cutting measures through shared services and other possible collaborative efforts with the County and other municipalities.  We are currently looking into the possibility of a shared services arrangement for expensive equipment used in Public Works projects.  In the past, we have made arrangements with other municipalities on a project by project basis.  I recently proposed to other Union County municipalities a more formal cooperative situation which we hope will be mutually beneficial to all participants.  We are also utilizing Union County services which may be available to fullest extent possible in order to maximize our County tax dollars as well as minimize duplication of efforts.

            With the Governor’s Property Tax initiative, which we fully support, coming into full effect in 2011, we will be looking for additional methods to reduce costs and expenses.  It will be challenging to meet the financial requirements of the new legislation especially if State Aid to the Borough is reduced again.  We are however dedicated to containing costs and spending and to give the taxpayer the most bang for their tax dollar. 

            I hope everyone has a better New Year, and one which is happy, healthy and prosperous for all. 

May God bless the United States of America, the Borough of Kenilworth and each and every one of us.

ELECTION OF COUNCIL PRESIDENT

Councilman Joho made a motion, seconded by Councilman Pugliese, that Councilman Kevin Leary, Jr.  be nominated for the office of Council President for the year 2011.  All in favor.

CONSENT AGENDA

Resolutions No. 1 through 46 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 Pugliese .  Roll Call:  Candarella voted yes, Corvelli voted yes, Joho voted yes, Klinder voted no, Leary voted yes, Pugliese voted yes.  

 

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RESOLUTION NO. 1

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That Mayor’s appointment of HEDY LIPKE as ADA Coordinator for the year 2011, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 2

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

RANDY MOSCARITOLO AND THOMAS PUGLIESE as regular members for 3 year

terms.

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 2011 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 2011 at various hourly rates as in proposal, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

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 2011 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 2011 at $25,000 per annum and $100.00 per hour be and the same is hereby confirmed.

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RESOLUTION NO. 5

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 Services for the Year 2011 which anticipated cost will be over $17,500 per year:

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 2011 at $120. 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 2011 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 2011 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 2011 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 2011 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 2011, 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 2011, 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 2011, 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 2011, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 12

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s appointment of KATHLEEN MOSCHITTA as Dog Warden for the year 2011, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 13

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That RANDY LEVCHUCK  be and is hereby appointed Fire Prevention Inspector for the year and ROBERT WALCK be appointed Assistant Fire Prevention Inspector for the year 2011.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 14

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

Municipal Joint Insurance Fund Commissioner for the year 2011, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 15

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

 

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RESOLUTION NO. 16

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s appointment of SALLY ORDNER as a member of the Local Assistance Board for a 4 year term, expiring 12/31/14, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 17

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

Municipal Drug Alliance Committee Chairman for the year 2011, be and the same is hereby

confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO.18

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

Municipal Drug Alliance Coordinator for the year 2011, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 19

Be It Hereby Resolved:    That the Mayor’s appointment of JOHN HENRY BARR, ESQ. as Municipal Prosecutor for the year 2011 at an annual salary of $15,000.00 per annum, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 20

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 2011.

RESOLUTION NO. 21

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s appointment of MAURA LYNCH, DIANE SMITH AND LISA BOHO as Police Matrons for the year 2011, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 22

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 2011, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

                       

 

RESOLUTION NO. 23

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s appointment of TRACI ZALINSKI as Public Defender for the year 2011 for a salary of $4,140 per annum, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

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RESOLUTION NO. 24

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s appointment of DANIEL BEVERE as Assistant Public Defender for the year 2011, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 25

Be It Hereby Resolved: That the Mayor’s appointment of DAVID MILLER as Plumbing Sub Code Official for a 4 year term, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 26

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That ROBERT ORDWAY, be and is hereby appointed Purchasing

Agent for the year 2011.

RESOLUTION NO. 27

Be It Hereby Resolved:          That the following be appointed as Regular Members to the Kenilworth Recreation Committee: MASSIMO LUCIANO, THOMAS LYNAUGH, SUE DOUGHERTY AND JOSEPH KRATZER for a 3 year terms and DEBBIE LARDIERE as regular member for a 1 yr. unexpired term and MICHELE LAYDEN as Alternate #2 for a two year term.

RESOLUTION NO. 28

Be It Hereby Resolved:      That the Mayor’s appointment of PATRICK BOYLE

as Recreation Director for a one year term at a salary of $5,000 per year, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 29

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

 JOHN DEVITO, SARA FERNANDEZ,  DONNA LAYDEN,  KIMBERLY MONTIERO, CHRISTINE MACMILLIAN, ROSE PICCINNINI,  PATRICIA SISNETSKY, RONALD SMITH,  MARYANN STILES, LOUISE TRAMERWILLIAM ZORICK, and JOHN MARTINS, CHRISTOPHER  MEAD WILLIAM SEIBERT, DAVID MUNDY AND HERLINDA LOPEZ AND SEAN JOYCE as alternate School Crossing Guards for the year 2011, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

 

RESOLUTION NO.30

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

RANDY LEVCHUCK as Smoke Detector Inspectors for the year 2011, be and the same

is hereby confirmed.

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RESOLUTION NO. 31

Be It Hereby Resolved: That ROBERT E. RENAUD, ESQ. b e appointed Tax Appeal Counsel for the year 2011 at a rate of $135.00 per hour.

RESOLUTION NO. 32

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s appointment of ROBERT ORDWAY  as Tax Search Officer for the year 2011, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 33

Be It Hereby Resolved: That the Mayor’s appointment of ROBERT ORDWAY as Treasurer of the Borough of Kenilworth for the year 2011, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 34

 

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s appointment of ROBERT HERBERT as Zoning Enforcement Officer for the year 2011, for a salary of 6,000 per annum, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 35

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s appointment of CAROL WESTERVELT as Union County Transportation Advisory Board Representative for the year 2011, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 36

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 2011, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 37

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 2011, be and the

same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 38

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the following be designated as Official Insurance Agent/Risk Manager for the Borough of Kenilworth for the year 2011:  AMALGAMATED GENERAL AGENCIES (AGA) 115 Grove Street, PO Box 2670, Westfield, NJ  07091

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RESOLUTION NO. 39

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

Body of the Borough of Kenilworth for the year 2011, 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 2, 2011, 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. 40

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.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 41

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

For 2011:

            Beautification Committee

            Drug Alliance 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.

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RESOLUTION NO. 42

            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

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. 43

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 2011 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 2011:

                                                Police Department                              Total Fund

                                                Kenneth Grady, Police Chief                $150.00

                                                Tax & Finance                                   

                                                Lisa Wood Tax & Finance                      $100.00

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RESOLUTION NO. 44

               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 2011; and

               WHEREAS, the total temporary budget attached does not in amount exceed 26.25% 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 attached appropriations be made and a certified copy of this resolution be transmitted to the Municipal Finance Officer for his records.

2011 TEMPORARY BUDGET

   
     
   

2011 projected

General Appropriations - within "CAPS"

 
     

701

Clerk

 $         49,800

 

o/e

 $           7,400

703

Mayor

 $              250

 

o/e

 $           1,400

705

Finance

 $         50,000

 

o/e

 $           4,600

710

Assessor

 $           8,300

 

o/e

 $           1,000

712

Legal

 $           6,200

 

o/e

 $           7,000

715

Engineering

 $         22,000

 

o/e

 $           2,500

720

Planning

 $           1,800

 

o/e

 $           1,000

721

Zoning Enforcement Officer

 $           1,500

725

Construction s/w

 $         20,000

 

o/e

 $           1,000

726

Building

 $           8,000

727

Plumbing s/w

 $           3,600

728

Electrical s/w

 $           3,400

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729

Fire Sub Code s/w

 $           3,400

745

Police s/w

 $       900,000

 

o/e

 $         20,000

746

Police Traffic s/w

 $         50,000

 

o/e

 $           1,500

747

Emer. Mgmt.

 $                   -

 

o/e

 $              500

749

Fire Dept. s/w

 $           1,500

 

o/e

 $         50,000

753

Fire Prevention s/w

 $         15,000

 

o/e

 $              500

765

DPW s/w

 $       220,000

 

o/e

 $         30,000

767

Parks

 $                   -

 

o/e

 $           1,000

770

Solid Waste s/w

 $         68,000

 

o/e

 $           3,000

772

Bldgs. & Grounds s/w

 $         16,500

 

o/e

 $           9,000

773

Sewers o/e

 $                   -

 

o/e

 $           4,000

775

Recycling

 $                   -

 

o/e

 $         25,000

776

Shade Trees

 $                   -

 

o/e

 $           4,000

761

Sr. Citizen Trans. s/w

 $           6,000

 

o/e

 $              200

762

Sr. Citizen Programs. s/w

 $           2,100

 

o/e

 $           1,000

785

Board of Health

 $         22,000

 

o/e

 $           5,500

788

Dog Regulation

 $                   -

 

o/e

 $           3,000

790

Public Assistance s/w

 $           4,000

 

o/e

 $              500

795

Recreation s/w

 $           1,400

 

o/e

 $           6,000

774

RVSA

 $       350,000

777

Fire Hydrant Service o/e

 $         33,000

821

Street Lighting

 $         22,000

827

Solid Waste Disposal (tipping)

 $         75,000

756

Public Defender

 $           1,000

757

Prosecutor

 $           4,000

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833

Court

 $         40,000

 

o/e

 $           4,000

834

Unemployment compensation

 $           3,000

836

PERS

 $         50,000

839

PFRS

 $       175,000

853

Interest on Notes

 $                   -

     

Subtotal - General Appropriations

 $    2,432,350

     

Statutory Expenditures - within "CAPS"

 
     

837

SS (ER)

 $         60,000

     

Subtotal - General Appropriations - Statutory - within "CAPS"

 $         60,000

     

TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS - within "CAPS"

 $    2,492,350

     

General Appropriations - excluded from "CAPS"

 
     

730

Other Insurance Premiums -

 $       180,000

733

Group Insurance - Employees

 $       520,000

800

Maint of Free Public Library

 $       125,000

850

Principal on Bonds

 $       220,000

852

Interest on Bonds

 $       110,000

     

TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS - excluded from "CAPS"

$1,155,000

     
 

OTHER

 $                   -

     

GRAND TOTAL 2011 TEMPORARY APPROPRIATIONS

 $    3,647,350

RESOLUTION NO. 45

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.

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RESOLUTION NO. 46

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 attached transfers be approved and the Chief Financial Officer is hereby authorized to make the transfers in the 2010 Municipal Budget.

FROM                                                

Salaries & Wages

Police                                                                                                                 2,000.00

                                                            Total                                                      2,000.00

                                                            Grand Total                                        $2,000.00

TO                                                                                                                                                                               

Salaries & Wages

Clerk                                                                                                                  1,093.00

Planning Board                                                                                                    200.00

Building Inspector                                                                                                 460.00

Electrical Inspector                                                                                               145.00

Board of Health                                                                                                     102.00

                                                            Total                                                      2,000.00

                                                            Grand Total                                        $2,000.00

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The Borough Clerk read a letter she received from Mayor Fiamingo on Planning Board appointments. “I am herewith making the following appointments to the Planning Board:  Antonio Cappari – Class IV Regular Member for a 3 year term and Rudy Cammarota – Mayor’s Designee for a 1 year term.

DESIGNATION OF COMMITTEES

The following Council Committees were designated:

DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE

Chairperson Brian Joho, Peter Corvelli, Fred Pugliese

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

Chairperson Peter Corvelli, Scott Klinder, Kevin Leary

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

Chairperson Fred Pugliese, Sal Candarella, Scott Klinder

DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING, ZONING & ORDINANCES

Chairperson Sal Candarella, Brian Joho, Fred Pugliese

DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION, & FIRE

Chairperson Kevin Leary, Sal Candarella, Brian Joho

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION & WELFARE

Chairperson Scott Klinder, Peter Corvelli, Kevin Leary

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

MEETING OPENED TO THE PUBLIC

Motion was made by Councilman Joho, seconded by Councilman Pugliese 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. 

Joseph Cryan offered all of Kenilworth residents as well as Council a very Happy and prosperous New Year on behalf of Senator Lesniak, Assemblywoman Quijano and himself.  He said we have faced the challenges of 2010 together and it has been a unique experience and it has also been a very different type of year but today is one of those days we should celebrate the very best.  He said the most enjoyable part of this meeting was celebrating the swearing in of both members of the Council.  He said the residents can be assured that he has been very adamant with the Governor and the Governors front office that we no longer see reductions in State Aid so that Kenilworth can plan their budgets properly with enough time to do so.  He said there will be challenges this year as far as redistricting. Kenilworth is part of the 20th District in which he has the privilege of representing. He said they are facing the challenges

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of redistricting and some municipalities will go through a change as to what district they will be in and no one will know what district they will be in until the process is finished which should be around the end of March or the beginning of April.  He said their budget challenges will be also be defined in June. He thanked the Mayor for her communications and he congratulated the members of the Council. He said he will continue to see that Kenilworth is well-represented in Trenton.

Mayor Fiamingo thanked Assemblyman Cryan and welcomed the news about his fight to keep our State Aid level.

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

COUNCIL COMMENTS

Brian Joho wished everyone a Happy New Year and he hoped everyone enjoys a health, happy and prosperous 2011.  He thanked his wife Kassie and his family for their continued support.  He also thanked everyone who has given him the opportunity to serve on Council for three more years.  He said three years ago he took this same oath of office, it was the start of a challenging and rewarding experience.  In the past three years we faced the worst recession since the Great Depression and have realized the affects of the financially weakened State of New Jersey.  The State reduced our Aid by over six-hundred thousand dollars over the last three years and it is almost a foregone conclusion that the State will not be there financially for Kenilworth in 2011 or anytime in the future.  Towns like Kenilworth need to be able to stand on their own two feet – the State, as a financial crutch, is past history.  The challenges for Kenilworth will be many in 2011 but our biggest challenge will be working under the State mandated 2% Tax Levy CAP – a challenge requiring tough decisions in the coming months.  As we continue to dig-out from the affects of the recession and clear our way through the hurdles affecting all the communities in New Jersey you can be reassured that I will work in the best interest of the residents and tax payers of Kenilworth to maintain a low tax rate while also making sure the essential services performed by this Borough are done efficiently and effectively.  Again, thank you for your support, I look forward to working with Mayor Fiamingo and my fellow Councilmen in 2011 to continue moving this town forward.

Peter Corvelli thanked everyone for coming and wished everyone a Happy New Year.  He thanked his wife and family and said without them it is basically impossible.  He thanked Assemblyman Cryan for taking the time to come here.  He reiterated what Councilman Joho said by saying we have a lot of tough decisions coming up in 2011.  He said we will work together in accordance with the residents and get through these tough times. 

Councilman Pugliese congratulated Pete Corvelli and Brian Joho on their victory and he wished residents a Happy New Year.

Councilman Leary congratulated Councilman Corvelli and Councilman Joho on their election and he also thanked the Council for showing confidences in appointing him Council President.  He said it is an honor and a privilege and he appreciative.  He wished everyone a Happy, Healthy New Year.

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Councilman Candarella said Happy New Year to everyone.  He said a few minutes ago he heard in church that we should be thankful for all the good things we have like all being residents of this wonderful Borough of Kenilworth.

Councilman Klinder said Happy New Year to everyone and he congratulated Brian and Peter and he looks forward to working with them.  He said it will be a challenging year.

Mayor Fiamingo wished everyone a wonderful New Year and she hopes we are all together at the end of the year being happy, healthy and prosperous.

Mayor Fiamingo recognized former Mayor Gregg David.  She said the next Regular Council Meeting is January 12th.

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.

12:30.                                                             

            Respectfully submitted,

                       

                                                                                                Hedy Lipke, Borough Clerk



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