Council Minutes from 1/1/2012
 

RE-ORGANIZATION MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF KENILWORTH HELD ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON, JANUARY 1, 2012.  MAYOR KATHI FIAMINGO PRESIDED.

Mayor Kathi Fiamingo was sworn in by Senator Thomas Kean.

Scott Klinder and Anthony DeLuca were sworn in by Senator Thomas Kean.

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, Anthony DeLuca, Brian Joho, Scott Klinder, Fred Pugliese.

SALUTE TO FLAG 

INVOCATION

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

Mayor Fiamingo welcomed everyone to the Re-organization Meeting and thanked them for taking time out of their New Year’s Day to join her.

The Mayor recognized Congressman Leonard Lance, Senator Thomas Kean, Assemblyman John Bramnick and Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz.  She said it is an honor to have our elected representatives from both the Congressional level and the State level here with us today.  She thanked them for attending our Re-organization Meeting because she knows they represent many other municipalities that they may have to be at today.

Congressman Lance congratulated Mayor Kathi Fiamingo and said that Kenilworth is very lucky to have her as their Mayor. He said he not only represents Kenilworth at the Federal level in Washington and we are in recess at the moment so you are safe but we will be back in about a week and a half.  He said the new Congressional District lines have just been announced and he has the honor of representing 54 Municipalities and should he be re-elected he will represent 75 Municipalities which will continue to include Kenilworth. He said he looks forward to working with Mayor Fiamingo and members of the Council as well as the very distinguished legislative team of Senator Kean, who succeed him as the Republican Leader in the State Senate, Assemblyman Bramnick and Assemblywoman Munoz. He said his wish today January 1, 2012 is a healthier new year with more jobs throughout the Country.  He asked everyone to pray for the safety of our troops, particularly in Afghanistan.

Re-Organization Meeting – January 1, 2012                                                              Page 2

Senator Kean wished everyone a Happy New Year.

Assemblywoman Munoz said she is looking forward to working with Kenilworth.

Mayor Fiamingo recognized former Mayor Tripodi, former Councilman Rich Laforte, former Mayor Phil Morin and Sheila Whiting who is a Councilwoman in Clark.

MAYOR’S ADDRESS

Four years ago, I began my first term as mayor of this wonderful Borough.  Life was good, everyone was prospering financially and we were all riding high.

A year or so later, the global economic meltdown began and the riding wasn’t so high anymore.

The plans we had in the Borough to move forward to build a new public safety building had to be shelved and we entered into a period of difficult financial burdens on many levels.  State aid to the Borough was slashed at the same time that costs and expenses for things like health insurance, pension benefits and other costs beyond our control skyrocketed. 

This Administration worked hard to minimize tax increases while maintaining the services that our residents have come to expect.  In fact, Kenilworth continues to provide services like garbage pickup, bulky waste pick-ups and sewer fees in their tax base while other towns have been forced to eliminate services and pass the costs on directly to their taxpayers. 

We saw a sea change in our police department with the retirement of several officers, including Chief William Dowd.  New Chief Ken Grady has gone to great lengths in his short tenure to modernize the department.  With the Chief’s guidance a new Computer Dispatch System was put in place to replace one which was more than 20 years old, written in a computer language that

isn’t even used anymore and which was desperately needed by the Department.  Better yet, the Chief was able to acquire the expensive program at no cost to the Borough.

The Chief has also made accreditation of the department a priority, an achievement which will lower insurance costs and modernize the department.

This Administration has replaced uniformed officers with civilian dispatchers, placing those officers on the street where their profession and training best suit them.  That was a change that was long overdue and which will greatly benefit the residents of this Borough.

Although it was not economically feasible to construct a new public safety building, we did expand the police facilities by acquiring the building adjacent to the municipal lot and converting it into offices for the detective bureau.  This allowed us to remove the trailers that the detectives had occupied for years and helped to alleviate the space crunch in police headquarters.  While not a final solution for the space issues, the move will allow us to ride out the financial storm until the Borough is in a position to afford a better solution. 

Re-Organization Meeting – January 1, 2012                                                              Page 3

Even the weather was a nightmare in 2011, including Hurricane Irene and her devastating flood, the Halloween snow fall and even an earthquake.  Despite these unprecedented weather events and their aftermaths, through the tireless efforts of the members of the Kenilworth Volunteer Fire Department, the Police Department and the DPW, the Borough recovered relatively quickly.

While other towns struggled to recover from the flooding or left their residents to fend for themselves after the snowfall, the members of our Police and Fire Departments and our DPW worked long hours to see that the Borough was quickly back in service.  This Administration recognized the needs of our residents and acted to meet them, including scheduling pick ups in the areas hit the hardest during the flooding as soon as possible after Hurricane Irene.  After the snow fall the members of the Fire Department and our DPW were again called upon to work hour upon hour to clear fallen limbs quickly and efficiently.  Halloween was not postponed in the Borough of Kenilworth.

Hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants have been obtained over the past four years for many purposes, including infrastructure improvements and energy saving upgrades at all of our municipal facilities.  Some of the renovations at the new detective bureau are being funded by grants which we have obtained.  Computer equipment throughout Borough Hall has been upgraded for much needed and long-overdue modernization.  Borough Council meetings may be viewed on three cable channels and over the internet.  A new web site will be unveiled in the next few weeks providing more information to the public at the click of a mouse.

I am extremely proud to have been a part of the creation of the September 11th memorial.  I am even more proud of my fellow residents who came out in force to commemorate the lost lives on the tenth anniversary of that horrific day. 

Although I am hopeful that 2012 will bring positive economic change to our country and our  Borough, the days ahead remain challenging.  Manufacturing activities at the Merck Campus will be phased out by the end of this year.  On the positive side, the new R&D facility is anticipated to open at the same time.

I have had meetings with Merck representatives to discuss redevelopment of the site and will continue to make that a priority of this Administration, as well as the development of the Borough as a whole. 

I would like to congratulate Scott Klinder and Anthony DeLuca on their election to council.  I would also like to thank Councilmembers Brian Joho, Fred Pugliese, Scott Klinder, Pete Corvelli, Sal Candarella, Kevin Leary and Toni Giordano for all of their hard work and dedication in 2011. 

Re-Organization Meeting – January 1, 2012                                                              Page 4

Last but certainly not least, I want to thank all of those who have supported me and have confidence in me.  I have worked very hard with council to do the very best for the Borough and look I forward to serving you again as Mayor. 

I wish everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.  May God bless the United States of America, the Borough of Kenilworth each of you and your families.

ELECTION OF COUNCIL PRESIDENT

Councilman Pugliese made a motion, seconded by Councilman Joho, that Councilman Sal Candarella be nominated for the office of Council President for the year 2012.  Roll Call: Councilman Candarella voted yes, Councilman Corvelli voted yes., Councilman DeLuca voted yes, Councilman Joho voted yes, Councilman Klinder voted yes and Councilman Pugliese voted yes.  

CONSENT AGENDA

Resolutions No. 1 through 44 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 Joho.  Roll Call:  Candarella voted yes, Corvelli voted yes, DeLuca voted yes, Joho voted yes, Councilman Klinder voted yes and Councilman Pugliese voted yes. 

RESOLUTION NO. 1

Be It Hereby Resolved:   That Mayor’s appointment of HEDY LIPKE as ADA Coordinator for the year 2012, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 2

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

JEANINE PENTZ AND ADEENA LEE 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 2012 which anticipated cost will be over $17,500 per year:

                       

                                                           

Re-Organization Meeting – January 1, 2012                                                              Page 5

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 2012 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 2012 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 2012 at $25,000 per annum and $100.00 per hour be and the same is hereby confirmed.

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 2012 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 2012 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 2012 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 2012 at $28,000.00 per year, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

Re-Organization Meeting – January 1, 2012                                                              Page 6

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 2012 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 2012 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 TOM VITALE, ESQ. as Borough Judge for a 3 year term at an annual salary of $25,000.00, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 9

That the Mayor’s appointment of JERRY EGER as Building Inspector/Construction Officials/Sub Code Official for a 4 year term be and the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 10

That the Mayor’s appointment of HEDY LIPKE as Certifying Agent, Personnel Supervisor and Local Improvement Search Officer for the year 2012, be and

the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 11

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s appointment of TONI GIORDANO 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 2012, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 12

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s appointment of DEBRA WEISS as Deputy Court Administrator for the year 2012, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 13

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

Deputy Borough Clerk for the year 2012, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

Re-Organization Meeting – January 1, 2012                                                              Page 7

RESOLUTION NO. 14

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s appointment of KATHLEEN MOSCHITTA as Dog Warden for the year 2012, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 15

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 2012.

RESOLUTION NO. 16

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

Municipal Joint Insurance Fund Commissioner and Capt. William Hannon as Alternate Commissioner for the year 2012, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 17

Be It Hereby Resolved:    That the Mayor’s appointment of SALLY SCHEUERER 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 TONI GIORDANO as appointed 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 2012, 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 2012, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 21

Be It Hereby Resolved:    That the Mayor’s appointment of JOHN HENRY BARR, ESQ. as Municipal Prosecutor for the year 2012 at an annual salary of $15,000.00 per annum, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

 

 

Re-Organization Meeting – January 1, 2012                                                              Page 8

 

 

RESOLUTION NO. 22

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 2012.

RESOLUTION NO. 23

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s appointment of MAURA LYNCH, DIANE SMITH AND LISA BOHO as Police Matrons for the year 2012, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 24

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 2012, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

                       

RESOLUTION NO. 25

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s appointment of TRACI ZALINSKI as Public Defender for the year 2012 for a salary of $4,140 per annum, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 26

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s appointment of DANIEL BEVERE as Assistant Public Defender for the year 2012, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 27

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

Agent for the year 2012.

RESOLUTION NO. 28

                       

Be It Hereby Resolved:          That the following be appointed as Regular Members to the Kenilworth Recreation Committee for 3 year terms: KRISTEN BOYLE, KEVIN CHARLES, DARLEEN CANDARELLA, JOSEPH FINISTRELLA AND DEBBIE LARDIERE, DONNA CASSIDY, JACQUELINE CABREL.

RESOLUTION NO. 29

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.

Re-Organization Meeting – January 1, 2012                                                              Page 9

RESOLUTION NO. 30

Be It Hereby Resolved:        That the Mayor’s appointment of  JOHN DEVITO, SARA FERNANDEZ,  DONNA LAYDEN,  KIMBERLY MONTIERO, CHRISTINE MACMILLIAN, ROSE PICCINNINI,  PATRICIA SISNETSKY, RONALD SMITH,  MARYANN STILES, LOUISE TRAMERWILLIAM ZORICK, and JOHN MARTINS as Regular School Crossing Guards and  WILLIAM SEIBERT, DAVID MUNDY,  HERLINDA LOPEZ AND SEAN JOYCE as Alternate School Crossing Guards for the year 2012, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

 

RESOLUTION NO.31

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

RANDY LEVCHUCK as Smoke Detector Inspectors for the year 2012, be and the same

is hereby confirmed.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 32

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s appointment of ROBERT ORDWAY as Tax Search Officer for the year 2012, 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 2012, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 34

 

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s appointment of CAROL WESTERVELT as Union County Transportation Advisory Board Representative for the year 2012, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 35

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 2012, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

RESOLUTION NO. 36

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the Mayor’s designation of the WELLS FARGO 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 2012, be and the

same is hereby confirmed.

 

Re-Organization Meeting – January 1, 2012                                                              Page 10

 

RESOLUTION NO. 37

Be It Hereby Resolved:  That the following be designated as Official Insurance Agent/Risk Manager for the Borough of Kenilworth for the year 2012:  AMALGAMATED GENERAL AGENCIES (AGA) 115 Grove Street, PO Box 2670, Westfield, NJ  07091

RESOLUTION NO.38

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

Body of the Borough of Kenilworth for the year 2012, 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 1, 2012, 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. 39

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.

Re-Organization Meeting – January 1, 2012                                                              Page 11

RESOLUTION NO. 40

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

For 2012:

                        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.

RESOLUTION NO. 41

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 $1,500.00 of the delinquency and at the rate of 18% on any amount in excess of $1,500.00, 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.

 

Re-Organization Meeting – January 1, 2012                                                              Page 12

 

 

RESOLUTION NO. 42

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

WHEREAS

rate of 18% on any amount in excess of $1,500, provided payment is not made within the grace period, these funds for 2012 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 2012:

                                                Police Department                              Total Fund

                                                Kenneth Grady, Police Chief                $150.00

                                                Tax & Finance                                   

                                                Lisa Wood Tax & Finance                      $100.00

RESOLUTION NO. 43

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.

RESOLUTION NO. 44

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.

 

 

Re-Organization Meeting – January 1, 2012                                                              Page 13

RESOLUTION NO. 45

Introduced by Fred Pugliese, adoption moved by same

Seconded by Anthony DeLuca

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED:  That the Mayor’s appointment of ROBERT HERBERT

as Zoning Enforcement Officer for the year 2012, for a salary of $6,000 per annum, be and the same is hereby confirmed.

Roll Call:  Councilman Candarella voted not, Councilman Corvelli voted yes, Councilman DeLuca voted yes, Councilman Joho voted no, Councilman Klinder voted not and Councilman Pugliese voted yes.  Mayor Fiamingo voted yes to break the tie.

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:  Anthony Lepore, Class IV Member for a 4 year term: Arthur Manee, Alternate #2 for a 2 year term; Timothy Murphy, Alternate #3 for a 2 year term and Vincent Badali, Alternate #4 for a 2 year term.

DESIGNATION OF COMMITTEES

The following Council Committees were designated:

DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE

Chairperson Brian Joho, Anthony DeLuca, Fred Pugliese

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

Chairperson Anthony DeLuca, Peter Corvelli, Scott Klinder

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 Peter Corvelli, Sal Candarella, Brian Joho

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION & WELFARE

Chairperson Scott Klinder, Peter Corvelli, Anthony DeLuca

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

Re-Organization Meeting – January 1, 2012                                                              Page 14

MEETING OPENED TO THE PUBLIC

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

Sheila Whiting, 5 Orchard Terrace, Clark – Ms. Whiting, on behalf of the Mayor and Council of Clark,  congratulated Mayor Fiamingo and Council People on a job well done in November.  She said she is glad that the people of Kenilworth recognize that Kathi is a caring, capable and wonderful Mayor.  She hopes Kenilworth keeps Kathi as Mayor for a long time. She wished the best to everyone in 2012 and said if there is anything that can be done cooperatively between Kenilworth and Clark to please call her.

Frank Fiamingo – Mr. Fiamingo said on behalf of the entire family, they are very proud of Kathi and how far she has come.  He said as his baby sister, she is a wonderful person and he is very proud to say that Kathi is his sister.  He wished her all the best in this endeavor.

Mary Michitsch, 725 Monmouth Avenue – Ms. Michitsch congratulated everyone and especially her dear friend Anthony.  She said she worked with Anthony when she was on the Library and he is fabulous.  He knows everything he is doing and he follows it to a tee.  She said she knows between him and Peter and the rest of the good looking men, you will do a wonderful job.  She said she will be back on the 11th.   The Mayor said she looks forward to seeing her.

Gladys Caniero – Ms. Caniero congratulated everyone and especially Anthony DeLuca who she knows since he was in kindergarten with her son.  She said she loves him like a son and she is sure he will do a wonderful job.

Motion was made by Councilman Joho, seconded by Councilman Klinder to close the Meeting to the Public.

COUNCIL COMMENTS


Councilman Klinder said he is honored to be elected to his second term on Kenilworth Council.  The past two years have been a growing experience and he thanks all those who helped him with advice and assistance. It has been gratifying, rewarding and challenging.  He said he was proud of the accomplishments the Governing Body has made and he looks forward to continuing on this noble journey over the next three years. He said may God Bless us all.

Councilman DeLuca said congratulations to everyone and he is looking forward to working with the Council.  He thanked his family, wife, kids, friends. He said he is looking forward to the next three years and all that matters is that we act in the best interest of the town.  He said that is what everyone up here is all about.

Re-Organization Meeting – January 1, 2012                                                              Page 15

Councilman Pugliese welcomed Councilman DeLuca back to the fold and to the dais. He congratulated Scott and the Mayor on their victories.  He said Mayor Fiamingo has to be the hardest working elected public official in Union County.  He said the residents of Kenilworth are much better off with her.

Councilman Joho congratulated Mayor Fiamingo for a tremendous job the previous four years and he looks forward to serving under her for the next two years until his next election date.   

He welcomed back Councilman DeLuca who is joining him on the Finance Committee in which they have their work cut out for them with the 2012 budget.  He congratulated Scott Klinder on a great win in November and he looks forward to working with everyone in 2012.  He said Happy New Year to everyone.

Councilman Candarella congratulated Scott and Anthony and Kathi on their election and he looks forward to working hard for the next year.  He thanked the Council for supporting him as Council President.  He said to everyone have a healthy, happy New Year.

Councilman Corvelli thanked everyone for coming.  He said Anthony said it best when he said everyone is up here for the betterment of the Community and that is what it is all about.  He said we might disagree but in the end it is for the betterment of Kenilworth.  He said Happy New Year to every.

Mayor Fiamingo echoed the sentiments that we are all up here for the good of Kenilworth and it is certainly not for the money or the TV time.  She thanked everyone for their support and for recognizing that all the guys up here are working hard for the town and she looks forward to working with them all for the next four years.

Mayor Fiamingo said the next meeting is January 11, 2012.

ADJOURNMENT

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

1:35.                                                               

            Respectfully submitted,

                       

                                                                                                Hedy Lipke, Borough Clerk



ADS - Applied Dynamic Solutions, LLC ADS, LLC   email webmaster