Council Minutes from 6/22/2011
 

REGULAR MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF KENILWORTH HELD ON WEDNESDAY EVENING, JUNE 22, 2011.  MAYOR KATHI FIAMINGO PRESIDED.

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

The Salute to the Flag was led by Mayor Kathi Fiamingo.

ROLL CALL

Roll Call at 8:00 P.M. showed the following Council Members present: Sal Candarella, Peter Corvelli, Brian Joho, Scott Klinder, Kevin Leary and Fred Pugliese.

MINUTES

It was moved by Councilman Joho, seconded by Councilman Candarella and carried that the minutes of the Work Session of June 6, 2011 and the Regular Council Meeting of June 8, 2011 be dispensed with and approved as submitted.  (Copies furnished each Council Member prior to the meeting.)

COMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS:

1.     Letter from Constance Jacob, 661 Trenton Avenue, thanking the Kenilworth Rescue Squad for their valuable services offered to Kenilworth residents.

2.    Letter from The King’s Preschool, 557 Newark Avenue (Gospel Chapel) requesting the use of the Municipal Building in case of an emergency evacuation of the school.

3.    Letter from Gerald Dobbins, President, Kenilworth Veterans Center, advising that the KVC voted its desire to dedicate Memorial Park as “Robert E. Jeans Sr. Veterans Memorial Park” and requesting the Mayor and Council’s concurrence and approval to bestow this honor to Robert Jeans for his tireless dedication to the Community.

It was moved by Councilman Corvelli, seconded by Councilman Candarella, 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 she received a letter from the Division of Public Contracts Equal Employment Opportunities Compliance Unit indicating that they did an investigation and review of the Borough and found that it is in compliance with the Anti Discrimination and the Affirmative Action Requirements. 

The Mayor reminded everyone that the Borough is constructing a September 11th Memorial in connection with the tenth anniversary.  The Pride In Kenilworth is accepting donations to defray the cost of the memorial.  Mayor Fiamingo said if anyone would like to donate may send a check to the Pride In Kenilworth, 567 Boulevard, Kenilworth, NJ  07033.

DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE

Councilman Joho had nothing to report.

 

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

Councilman Corvelli reported a pump went down at the Lafayette Pump Station and they called Rapid Pump and they cleared the clog of paper and plastic.  They have ten trees being donated by the County and if anyone in the viewing audience has anywhere to put a tree they should contact the DPW as soon as possible.  One of the sanitation trucks went down because of a problem with the transmission and they are seeking estimates to fix it.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

Councilman Pugliese had nothing to report.

DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING, ZONING & ORDINANCES

Councilman Candarella reported there are three applicants on for the Planning Board.

DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION AND FIRE

Councilman Leary read a letter to the Kenilworth Fire Fighters from Mrs. Falca saying she appreciates all the hard work they do. He also read a letter to Mayor Fiamingo from Mrs. Diane Westbrook thanking the Fire and Police Departments for their professionalism, compassion and skills concerning  a recent emergency call to our home.  These wonderfully skilled men and women were able to comfort both Greg and myself and help us in a time of need.  They are one of the best examples of what Kenilworth is all about.  Our forefathers’ would be very proud of our present day men and women who serve our residents every day.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION & WELFARE

 

Councilman Klinder reported Bard on the Boulevard will present “Henry the Fifth” on Thursday, July 21st.  On Wednesday, July 27th the Library will present Travis Gale Mammals at 7:00 PM.               The Health Department will have their annual Health Fair on Saturday, September 25th  at St. Theresa’s.

ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

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

 

CONSENT AGENDA

Resolutions No. 1 thru 16 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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RESOLUTION NO.1

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED:   That all bills be paid when properly audited and funds are available.

RESOLUTION NO. 2

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CLERK TO EXECUTE A             COOPERATION AGREEMENT WITH THE COUNTY OF UNION FOR   CONDUCTING CERTAIN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES

WHEREAS, the Interlocal Services Act, N.J.S.A. 40:8A-1 et seq., provides a mechanism through which counties and municipalities may enter into agreements for the provision of joint services; and

WHEREAS, Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 provides for substantial federal funds being made to certain urban counties for use therein through the Community Development Block Grant (“CDBG”) Entitlement Program, and

WHEREAS, a Cooperative Agreement between the County of Union and the        Municipality of the Borough of Kenilworth shall be utilized to establish a legal mechanism through which the County government may apply for, receive and disburse federal funds from federal fiscal year 2012, 2013 and 2014 appropriations; and

WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Municipality of  the Borough of Kenilworth to enter into a Cooperative Agreements with the County of Union for successive three year periods.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Municipality of the Borough of Kenilworth  hereby is authorized to enter into and execute said Cooperative Agreements. Said cooperative Agreements are to be substantially in the form of Agreement attached hereto and made a part hereof; and

BE IT FUTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of the Resolution shall be forwarded to the County of Union.

RESOLUTION NO. 3

                                                                             

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND MUNICIPAL CLERK OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF THE BOROUGH OF KENILWORTH TO EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT WITH THE COUNTY OF UNION TO MODIFY THE INTERLOCAL SERVICES AGREEMENT DATED JUNE 2011

WHEREAS, certain Federal funds are potentially available to the County of Union under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Block Grant Act of 1974, as amended, commonly known as the Community Development Block Grant Program; and

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WHEREAS, certain Federal funds are potentially available to the County of Union under Title II of the National Affordable Housing Act of 1990, commonly known as the HOME Investment Partnership program; and

WHEREAS, the Emergency Shelter Grants program (“ESG”) provided through Subtitle B of Title  IV of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act permits for substantial federal funds allocated to prevent homelessness and to enable homeless individuals and families to move toward independent living; and

WHEREAS, it is necessary to amend an existing Interlocal Services Agreement for the County of Union and its people to benefit from this program; and

WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of the Municipality of the Borough of Kenilworth and the County of Union in cooperation with each other to enter into a modification of the Interlocal Services Agreement pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:8A-1;

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Governing Body of the                     Municipality of the Borough of Kenilworth that the agreement entitled “COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE COUNTY OF UNION AND CERTAIN MUNICIPALITIES FOR CONDUCTING CERTAIN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES,” dated June 2011, for the Purpose of Inserting a Description of Activities for Fiscal Year 2011-2012 of the Union County Community Development Block Grant program, the HOME Investment Partnership program, and the Emergency Shelter Grant program (ESG), a copy of which is attached hereto; be executed by the Mayor and Municipal Clerk in accordance with the provisions of law;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution shall take effect immediately upon it’s adoption

RESOLUTION NO. 4

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That the following be appointed to the Kenilworth Emergency Management Council:

                        Mayor Kathi Fiamingo

                        Councilman Fred Pugliese

                        Councilman Scott Klinder

                        Police Chief Kenneth Grady

                        Captain William Hannon – OEM Coordinator

                        Jonathan Lipke – Deputy OEM

                        Wayne Fennes – OEM

                        Daniel Sims – OEM

                        Borough Clerk Hedy Lipke

                        Borough Engineer Richard O’Connor

                        Zoning Officer Robert Herbert

                        Health Officer John Ferraioli

                        Sanitarian Elmer Cardenas

                        Fire Chief Lou Giordino

                        DPW Superintendent Daniel Ryan

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                        Anthony Longano-Kenilworth Inn

                        Rescue Squad Captain

RESOLUTION NO. 5

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

WHEREAS, BUTTERNUT CAFÉ, LLC, t/a BOULEVARD FIVE 72 applied for renewal of its Plenary Retail Consumption License No. 2008-33-013-011 for a one year period commencing July 1, 2011; and

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

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

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

           

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Governing Body of the Borough of Kenilworth that Plenary Retail Consumption License No. 2008-33-013-011 of  572 Holding Company t/a Tosca be renewed for a one year period commencing July 1, 2011, subject however to the following condition:

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

RESOLUTION NO.6

WHEREAS, Galmayo, Inc. t/a Blackthorn applied for renewal of its Plenary Retail Consumption License No. 2008-33-006-007, for a one year period commencing July 1, 2011; and

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

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

WHEREAS, special conditions were annexed to the applicant’s license when Expanded

Premise was granted on July 2, 2001; and

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

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Governing Body of the Borough of Kenilworth that Plenary Retail Consumption License No. 2008-33-006-007 of  Galmayo, Inc. t/a Blackthorn,

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be renewed for a one year period commencing July 1, 2011, subject however to the following conditions on the licensed premises:

1.      Occupancy on the deck area shall not exceed 145 persons.

2.      No permanent or portable service bars shall be allowed on the deck area.  All            alcoholic beverages shall be served by waiters or waitresses.

3.      The deck area must be closed to patrons by 12:30 A.M., except on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings when said closing shall be at 1:00 A.M., at which time the consumption of alcohol on the deck area shall be prohibited.

4.      No music or other form of entertainment may be played, broadcast or conducted on or over the deck area after 12:30 A.M.

5.      Operating months for the deck area shall be from April 15th  through October 15th.

6.      Deck area allowed to be open March 17th (St. Patrick’s Day).

RESOLUTION NO. 7

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

WHEREAS, The Michigan Pub of Kenilworth, Inc. t/a The Michigan Pub applied for renewal of its Plenary Retail Consumption License No. 2008-33-005-007 for a one year period commencing July 1, 2011; and

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

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

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

           

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

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Governing Body of the Borough of Kenilworth that Plenary Retail Consumption License No. 2008-33-005-007 of The Michigan Pub of Kenilworth, Inc. t/a The Michigan Pub be renewed for a one year period commencing

July 1, 2011, subject however to the following condition:

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

RESOLUTION NO.8

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

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NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Plenary Retail Consumption Licenses, Distributors and Club Licenses be renewed and granted for the license year 2011-2012:

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

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

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

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

                                      t/a American Legion Kenilworth 470

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

2008-31-017-001           Kenilworth Veterans Center

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

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

2008-44-009-004           Lehar Liquor Corp.

2008-33-011-001           Lucky G, Inc.

2008-33-002-007           M&A Restaurant t/a LCampagnola

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

RESOLUTION NO.9

 

WHEREAS, the voters of Union County overwhelmingly voted in favor of the Union County Open Space, Recreation & Historic Preservation Trust Fund in November 2000; and

WHEREAS, Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders established the Trust Fund creating local funding opportunities in previous years; and

WHEREAS, the 2010 Chairman’s Initiatives called for another “Greening Union County” grant program, a tree planting program that seeks to plant new trees throughout Union County; and

WHEREAS, through “Greening Union County”, every tree purchased by the Borough of Kenilworth will be matched by Union County, tree for tree and dollar for dollar; and

WHEREAS, through “Greening Union County”, a forestry professional will provide the installation and a one-year maintenance guarantee for every tree purchased; and

WHEREAS, the Borough of Kenilworth wishes to apply to the Union County Trust Fund through the “Greening Union County” grant program for the purchase and installation of 10 trees (total) to be planted throughout Kenilworth; and

WHEREAS, the Borough of Kenilworth will match the “Greening Union County” grant program dollars in the amount of $995.00; and

WHEREAS, the Borough of Kenilworth will use the Trust Fund dollars in accordance with such rules and regulations governing the grant program.

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NOW, THEREFORE, the Governing Body resolves that Mayor Kathi Fiamingo or the successor to the office of Mayor is hereby authorized to:

(a)  Make application for the grant

(b)  Provide additional application information and furnish such documents as may be required

Act as the authorized correspondent of the above named applicant

RESOLUTION NO. 10

WHEREAS, the Union County Cooperative Pricing System received and awarded the bid for the purchase and planting of trees; and

WHEREAS, a Greening Union County 2011Grant provides for municipalities to purchase and plant trees, on a tree for tree matching basis, with the contract for planting trees awarded to Louis Barbato Landscaping, Inc., 1600 Railroad Avenue, Holbrook, NY  11740; and

WHEREAS, the Borough of Kenilworth wishes to participate in this program.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and Council of the borough of Kenilworth award the contract for the planting of 10 trees in the Borough to Louis Barbato Landscaping, Inc. at a cost of $1990.00 with 50% to be reimbursed by the County.

RESOLUTION NO. 11

Be It Hereby Resolved:      

WHEREAS, a fee has been collected for a white good in the amount of $35.00 and;

WHEREAS, the fee was found to be incorrect;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Treasurer be authorized to

draw a warrant in the amount of $35.00 payable to the order of:

                                   

Francis Kaverick

736 Summit Avenue

Kenilworth, NJ  07033

RESOLUTION NO. 12

Be It Hereby Resolved:    That the Mayor appoints LORI-ANN KRAWCZYK to the

Kenilworth Recreation Committee as a Regular Member for a term expiring 12/31/12.

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RESOLUTION NO. 13

WHEREAS, Borough Engineers Grotto Engineering Associates requested proposals for “Senior Center Roof & Skylight Repair” and three proposals were received; and

WHEREAS, Borough Engineer Richard O’Connor has recommended award of this project to Gen II Contracting Co., this being the lowest quote.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Gen II Contracting Co., 395A Millstone Road, Clarksburg, NJ  08510-1520, be awarded the contract for “Senior Center Roof & Skylight Repair” at a cost of $3,600.00

RESOLUTION NO.14

WHEREAS, Borough Engineers Grotto Engineering Associates requested proposals for “OEM Roof Repair” and three proposals were received; and

WHEREAS, Borough Engineer Richard O’Connor has recommended award of this project to Gen II Contracting Co., this being the lowest quote.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Gen II Contracting Co., 395A Millstone Road, Clarksburg, NJ  08510-1520, be awarded the contract for “OEM Roof Repair” at a cost of $2,005.00.

RESOLUTION NO. 15

Resolution Appears on the next page (Capital Budget Amendment)

RESOLUTION NO. 16

WHEREAS, the parcel located at 33 South 21st Street adjacent to the Kenilworth Veterans Center was previously given to the Kenilworth Veterans Center for their use as a Veterans Memorial Park; and

WHEREAS, the Park has been upgraded and maintained by the Kenilworth Veterans Center and is the site of the Memorial Day and Veterans Day Services; and

WHEREAS, under the leadership of Post Commander Robert E. Jeans, Sr., the Kenilworth Veterans Center has become heart of the community supporting many Organizations and functions; and

WHEREAS, the KVC membership has voted its desire to dedicate Memorial Park as “Robert E. Jeans Sr. Memorial Park” in honor of his tireless dedication to the KVC and the Community; and

WHEREAS, the KVC has requested the Mayor and Council’s approval of this Action.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and  Council of the Borough of Kenilworth do hereby approve the dedication of Memorial Park as “Robert E. Jeans Sr. Memorial Park” in recognition of his invaluable service to the Veterans and the Borough.

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RESOLUTION NO. 16

Introduced by Scott Klinder  adoption moved by same

Seconded by Sal Candarella

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

WHEREAS,  ROSS BROTHERS II, LLC, t/a ROSS BROTHERS BAR AND LIQUORS, applied for renewal of its Plenary Retail Consumption License No. 2008-33-003-008, for the one year period commencing July 1, 2011; and

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

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

WHEREAS,  special conditions were annexed to the applicant’s license when it was last renewed for a one year period commencing July 1, 2011; and

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

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

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

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

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED  by the Governing Body of the Borough of Kenilworth that Plenary Retail Consumption License No. 2008-33-003-008 of Ross Brothers II, LLC, t/a Ross Brothers Bar and Liquors, be renewed for a one year period commencing July 1, 2011, subject, however, to the following conditions:

1.  That the licensee provide an employee to police the area in the neighborhood of the  licensed premises on both sides of North 10th Street (including privately owned properties whose owners file written consents with the Borough Clerk),

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and remove all bottles, cans, cartons and similar debris associated with the operation of a Plenary Retail Consumption business, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning;                   

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

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

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

5.    That the licensee continue to maintain and utilize a “bull-horn” to announce thelicense numbers of motor vehicles illegally parked so that the owners may remove the same promptly;

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

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

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

Roll Call:  Candarella voted yes, Corvelli voted yes, Joho voted yes, Klinder voted yes, Leary voted yes. Pugliese abstained.

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Proposed Ordinance No. 2011-06 was read for a first reading as follows:  (Copy attached)

ORDINANCE NO. 2011-06

BOND ORDINANCE TO AUTHORIZE THE MAKING OF VARIOUS PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS AND THE ACQUISITION OF NEW ADDI­TIONAL OR REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT AND MACHINERY, NEW INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT AND A NEW AUTOMOTIVE VEHICLE, INCLUDING ORIGINAL APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT, IN, BY AND FOR THE BOROUGH OF KENILWORTH, IN THE COUNTY OF UNION, STATE OF NEW JERSEY, TO APPROPRIATE THE SUM OF $1,430,000 TO PAY THE COST THEREOF, TO MAKE A DOWN PAYMENT, TO AUTHORIZE THE ISSUANCE OF BONDS TO FINANCE SUCH APPROPRIATION AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF BOND ANTICIPATION NOTES IN ANTICIPATION OF THE ISSUANCE OF SUCH BONDS.

                                                                             

Mayor Fiamingo stated this is a first reading on a bond ordinance for Capital Improvements for 2011.  Second reading will be held on July 13th at which time the public will be invited to speak.

RESOLUTION NO.18

Introduced by Brian Joho adoption moved by same.

Seconded by Sal Candarella

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That Proposed Ordinance No. 2011-06 be and the same is hereby passed on first reading and ordered published for final hearing on July 13, 2011.

Roll Call:  Candarella voted yes, Corvelli voted yes, Joho voted yes, Klinder voted yes, Leary voted yes, Pugliese voted yes.

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

MEETING OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Herb Michitsch, 725 Monmouth Avenue – Mr. Michitsch asked Councilman Candarella what applications are being heard tomorrow?  Councilman Candarella responded, Verizon, Pugliese and the Deli on 8th Street.  Mr. Michitsch asked if the Pugliese application is for a two family house?  Councilman Candarella said it’s a one family requesting two family.  Mr. Michitsch asked if it was being heard tomorrow and Councilman Candarella said it is scheduled but it could change if the lawyers decide different but as of today it is on the agenda.  Mr. Michitsch asked what is an Interlocal?  The Mayor said Resolution No. 3 is an Interlocal Agreement with the County of Union in which the Borough participates with the County in dividing  the funds that are available through HUD as a Block Grant.  She said we participate with the various other

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municipalities, except for Union and Elizabeth because they have their own procedures, to get these funds.  Mr. Michitsch asked if it was a shared service agreement and the Mayor responded no it is not.

Livio Mancino, 102 North 24th Street – Mr. Mancino asked the Mayor and Council to put the bunting up for Anthony Alisha who was a past member of the Planning Board.  The Mayor said she was not aware of this but yes they will put up the bunting. Mr. Mancino commended the Council for doing South 23rd Street and he asked if there was anything in the works for South 20th Street?  The Mayor said they spoke about South 20th Street last night and she thinks it is part of this year’s project but it may not be done until the fall.  Mr. Mancino asked if the Capital Budget was 4 million dollars?  The Mayor said that is off by about 2 ½ million.  He said the Capital Budget is the way to make local improvements that we need and he endorses that because you spread it across so many years. He said he has some people who have asked him about trees and he is glad that Councilman Corvelli mentioned the free trees.  He asked if people who want the trees should call Borough Hall?  Councilman Corvelli recommended they call as soon as possible because some are already allocated.  Mr. Mancino asked Councilman Leary how he advertised for people to work at the Recreation Department and also are they Borough residents?  Councilman Leary said he did not know how many were Kenilworth residents but he can get that information for Mr. Mancino.  Mr. Mancino said we should let the local people know before the out of towner’s.  Councilman Leary said it was advertised on the web site and the local channel by Recreation Director Boyle. Councilman Leary said he thinks it also went out to the schools.  Mr. Mancino asked who did the interviewing and Councilman Leary responded it went through the Recreation Committee.  Mr. Mancino asked Councilman Pugliese what is the prognosis of the Police Department, are they down sizing? He asked for a projection of where the Police Department is going?  Councilman Pugliese said they are at a point where they cannot hire anyone this year because fiscally the Borough does not have the money.  Mr. Mancino asked how many police officers are we losing?  Councilman Pugliese said five.  Mr. Mancino said you have to put a budget together for 2011 and in the budget did you scale down the fact that you were not going to rehire?  Councilman Pugliese said no, that budget included everyone that was on the payroll on January 1, 2011 and their salary was in the budget for the remainder of the year.  He said they put their papers in for retirement sometime in January or February or thereafter, but their salary was included for the remainder of the year and they are also entitled to longevity pay.  Mr. Mancino said there has to be something left for the remainder of the year.  Mr. Mancino said he is concerned that the Borough is under-maned . He said the Borough is going to incur substantial over-time pay.  He said we should fortify the Department with new comers so that they can be trained.  He does not like the thought that four or five people retired and the Borough has not made plans to replace them.  He said the safety of residents is in peril.  He said the school has lost a Police Officer and shame on the Mayor and Council and also the school board because he did not want to lose the School Resource Officer.  He said the Borough has to address that because it affects everyone in the town. Mr. Mancino suggested that Councilman Pugliese sit down with his committee and come back and say they will hire one or two police officers. Mr. Pugliese said he wants safety first and the committee discussed hiring an outside agency for a relatively low cost and it is still on the table not so much for this year but for next year.  He said as for the School Resource Officer, Chief Grady made the decision to remove the officer from the school and we do not tell the Chief where to put his men, nor should we.  Mr. Mancino said the first child in the school that something happens to we are all going to have egg on our face.  Mr. Mancino asked Mayor Fiamingo if she

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is possibly going to leave us and become a judge?  Mayor Fiamingo said her name has been put in for nomination and that’s as far as it’s gone.  Mr. Mancino said that the Mayor will probably be approved and that her performance at the party put her over the top.  Mr. Mancino wished the Mayor well.

Mary Michitsch, 725 Monmouth Avenue – Mrs. Michitsch said she knows the Borough is not in charge of Michigan Avenue but there is a large hole in the cross walk in front of the park.  She asked the Mayor to ask the County to fix it.  She said she is aware of the hole but someone else could fall in it and she is asking for it to be patched.

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

GENERAL BUSINESS

Councilman Joho congratulated the David Brearley Class of 2011 and wished them well on their future endeavors, especially his niece, Erin Pentz who graduated last night. 

Mayor Fiamingo recognized Commander Jeans for the request by the VFW that his name being placed on that park because he does a tremendous job with the community and the VFW.  She said it is a well-deserved honor.

ADJOURNMENT

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

8:30 P.M.                                                                                                                                Respectfully submitted,

                                                                                                           

                                                                                     Hedy Lipke, Borough Clerk  



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