Planning Board Re-Org 1/3/2008
 

BOROUGH OF KENILWORTH

PLANNING BOARD RE-ORGANIZATION MEETING

JANUARY 3, 2008

Mr. Cirillo started the meeting with an affirmation of the Open Public Meeting Act and the Pledge of Allegiance.  Roll Call:  Ms. Fiamingo, Mr. Cirillo, Mr. Beninati, Mr. Pantina, Mr. Corcione, Mr. O’Malley,  Mr. Schielke, and Mr. Mancino.  A motion was made to approve the Recording Secretary’s’ fee.  All in favor.

The meeting was turned over to Mayor Kathi Fiamingo.

SWEARING IN OF NEW MEMBERS: OATH OF PUBLIC OFFICE

Ms. Fiamingo presided.  The following officials were sworn in:  Anthony Lepore (#4), Robert Herbert (#2), Sal Candarella, Councilman, Anthony Pugliese (Alternate #3), and Rudy Cammarota (Mayor Designee).

VOTING FOR BOARD OFFICIALS

Mr. Mancino noted that only class #4 members may nominate (and 2nd), and vote for Board officials.  Mr. Vitale stated any member may make a motion and second that motion.  Only class 4 members are eligible to run as Officers.

Mr. Beninati made a motion to nominate Mr. Lepore as Board Chairman, 2nd by

Mr. Herbert.  Mr. O’Malley made a motion to nominate Mr. Cirillo as Board Chairman, 2nd by Mr. Pantina.  A vote for Mr. Lepore was taken.  All in favor:  Ms. Fiamingo, Mr. Beninati, Mr. Lepore, Mr. Herbert, and Mr. Candarella.  Opposed:  Mr. Pantina, Mr. Corcione, and Mr. O’Malley, and Mr. Cirillo.

Ms. Fiamingo said Mr. Lepore, as Chairman, will now preside over the meeting.

Mr. Beninati made a motion to nominate Mr. O’Malley as Vice-Chairman, 2nd by Mr. Corcione.  All in favor:  Mr. Pantina, Mr. O’Malley, Mr. Cirillo, and Mr. Beninati.  Opposed:  Ms. Fiamingo, Mr. Corcione, Mr. Lepore, Mr. Herbert, and Mr. Candarella. 

Mr. Herbert made a motion to nominate Mr. Corcione as Vice-chairman, 2nd by Mr. Candarella.  All in favor:  Ms. Fiamingo, Mr. Pantina, Mr. Corcione, Mr. O’Malley, Mr. Cirillo, Mr. Beninati, Mr. Lepore, Mr. Herbert, and Mr. Candarella. 

Mr. Candarella made a motion to nominate Mr. Beninati as Secretary, 2nd by Mr. Corcione.  All in favor:  Ms. Fiamingo, Mr. Pantina, Mr. Corcione, Mr. O’Malley, Mr. Cirillo, Mr. Lepore, Mr. Herbert, and Mr. Candarella.  Mr. Beninati abstained.

Voting for Recording Secretary

Ms. Fiamingo made a motion to nominate Mrs. Janet Murphy as Recording Secretary, 2nd by Mr. O’Malley.   All in favor

Vote for Board Attorney

Mr. Herbert made a motion to nominate Mr. Thomas Vitale as Board Attorney, 2nd by Mr. Candarella.  Mr. Pantina made a motion to nominate Mr. Lane, 2nd by Mr. Corcione.

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A vote for Mr. Vitale was taken.  All in favor:  Ms. Fiamingo, Mr. Lepore, Mr. Herbert, Mr. Candarella.  Mr. Cirillo recused himself, and since alternate #1 was not present, Alternate #2, Mr. Schielke voted in favor of Mr. Vitale.  Opposed: Mr. Pantina, Mr. Corcione, Mr. O’Malley, and Mr. Beninati. 

Approval for the 2008 Workshop and Regular Meetings Calendar

Ms. Fiamingo made a motion to approve the dates (see attachment: page 3), 2nd by Mr. Candarella.  All in favor.

Mr. Beninati presented a preliminary list of the applications to be heard on the first regular meeting of the year (January 24, 2008).  When all applicants have conformed to the required notifications, Mr. Beninati will announce the formal schedule a week before the meeting. 

Comments for the Good of the Board

Mr. Beninati welcomed the new members.  Mr. Candarella was glad to be a returning member, and suggested the future meetings be more formal, with one person at a time addressing the applicants.  Mr. Lepore and all of the members are looking foreword to a productive year.

Mr. Beninati told the members they are required to attend training sessions.  When the State issues the training dates, he will distribute a schedule of those to the new members.

Mr. Mancino said new bye-laws must be adopted and updated soon.  He will work on a committee with the Board Attorney to assist in this effort.  Mr. Beninati made a motion to update them this year, 2nd by Mr. Candarella.  All in favor.

 Mr.  Mancino was working with a committee to update the bye-laws. 

Mr. Pantina said an impervious coverage code was discussed last year, and wanted to know if any further measures were taken.  Ms. Fiamingo said one of the major projects for this Board is to work on a new Master Plan.  She said Mr. Kevin O’Brien, planner, had some suggestions, and the coverage code would be a part of the revised Plan. 

Ms. Fiamingo introduced Mr. Richard O’Connor as the Planning Board and Borough Engineer.  He is a member of the Grotto Engineering Associates in Cranford.

Mr. Vitale said he was Board Attorney in 1989, and is looking foreword serving again. 

Mr. Swayze, former Board Engineer, will attend the next meeting to review the Storm Water Ordinance, and a vote will be taken, as required by the state.

Comments by the Public

Mr. Herb Michitsch, former Vice-chairman, challenged the voting process, stating that only class #4 members can vote for the Officials.  Mr. Lepore said Mr. Vitale will look into this matter.

Adjournment   The meeting adjourned at 8:05 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Janet M. Murphy, Planning Board Recording Secretary

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                        PLANNING BOARD MEETING DATES—2008

            The Planning Board of the Borough of Kenilworth hereby gives notice of the regularly scheduled meetings for the year 2008 as follows:

            WORK SESSIONS                                                    REGULAR MEETINGS

Re-organization    January 3                                                      January 24

February 7                                                                               February 28

March 6                                                                                   March 27

April 3                                                                                      April 24

May 1                                                                                      May 22

June 5                                                                                      June 26

No session                                                                               July 24

No session                                                                               August 28

September 4                                                                             September 25

October 2                                                                                October 23

November 6                                                                             November 20

December 4                                                                             December 18

Re-organization meeting-----January 8, 2009----7:00 p.m.

All work sessions will begin at 7:00 p.m.  All regular meetings will begin at 7:30 p.m.

A copy of this notice has been posted at Borough Hall, 567 Boulevard, Kenilworth, N.J.

JOHN J. BENINATI

Planning Board Secretary



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