REGULAR MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF KENILWORTH HELD ON WEDNESDAY EVENING, APRIL 13, 2005. MAYOR DAVID PRESIDED.
Roll Call at 8:00 P.M. showed the following Council Members present: Peter Corvelli, Ed Galasso, Alan Jankunas, Fred Soos and Robert Taylor. Carmela Colosimo was absent.
Mayor David read the requirements of the Open Public Meetings Act.
The Salute to the Flag was led by Mayor David.
It was moved by Soos, seconded by Taylor and carried, the Work Session Meeting of March 22 and the Regular Meeting of March 23, 2005 be dispensed with and approved as submitted. (Copies furnished each Council Member prior to the meeting.)
COMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS
1. Police Department Report for the month of March, 2005.
2. Construction Department Report for the month of March, 2005.
3. Borough Clerk’s Report for the month of March, 2005.
4. Kenilworth Board of Education Meeting Minutes for the month of February, 2005.
5. Rahway Valley Sewerage Authority Meeting Minutes of February 10 & 17, 2005.
REPORT OF COMMITTEES
Mayor David reported the Borough will be receiving the following grants:
Clean Communities Grant $6,736.49
Library Roof Replacement/ramp $50,000
Borough Hall Expansion $190,000
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE
Councilman Corvelli stated they had a capital budget meeting to discuss this years spending. Mr. Hampp has been appointed to the position of Senior Citizen Handyman.
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
Councilman Jankunas reported the DPW is working on potholes. The bid for curbside collection and disposal of grass clippings was awarded to Great Northern Recycling, Inc. Bulky waste pickup is scheduled in April.
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
Councilwoman Colosimo was absent.
DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING, ZONING, AND ORDINANCES
Councilman Soos reported the following updates:
1. The HVAC project should be done by mid-May
2. Library leak repair in progress
3. Working on the flooding problems on Fairfield Avenue and also the Boulevard
DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION, ECOLOGY, LIGHTING AND FIRE
Councilman Taylor reported the Board of Education granted permission to use the school grounds for the summer parks program. The County will be providing backstops to the Borough at no cost. There are two new appointments to the Fire Department.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION AND WELFARE
Councilman Galasso had nothing to report.
Consolidated Bill List appears on the following pages. (copy attached)
Resolutions No. 1 thru 11 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.
Council Member Jankunas moved that all items under Consent Agenda be approved, seconded by Council Member Soos. Upon roll call the vote was unanimous.
RESOLUTION NO. 1
Be It Hereby Resolved: That all bills be paid when properly audited and funds are available.
RESOLUTION NO. 2
Be It Hereby Resolved: That the Borough Clerk be authorized to issue the following Raffle License:
#825 Kenilworth Historical Society on April 23, 2005 at St. Theresa’s Parking Lot – North 22nd Street, Kenilworth, NJ for a 50/50 On-Premise Raffle.
#826 Kenilworth Historical Society on May 14, 2005 at 33 South 21st Street, Kenilworth, NJ for a 50/50 On-Premise Raffle.
#827 Kenilworth Rotary Club on May 6, 2005 at 401 Monroe Avenue, Kenilworth, NJ for a Merchandise Raffle.
#828 Kenilworth Rotary Club on May 6, 2005 at 401 Monroe Avenue, Kenilworth, NJ for a 50/50 On-Premise Raffle.
#829 Kenilworth Little League on June 18, 2005 at 239 North 14th Street,
Kenilworth, NJ for a 50/50 Off-Premise Raffle.
RESOLUTION NO. 3
Resolution appears on the following page. (Submission of 2004 Tonnage Grant Application and
designating Daniel Ryan as Recycling Coordinator)
RESOLUTION NO. 4
Resolution appears on the following page. (Awarding the contract for Procurement of Gas)
RESOLUTION NO. 5
Resolution appears on the following page. (Temporary Budget Amendment)
RESOLUTION NO. 6
Be It Hereby Resolved: That the following be appointed Probationary Firemen on the Kenilworth Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad as of April 13, 2005:
ROBERT W. CORSON
RESOLUTION NO. 7
Resolution appears on the following page. (Redemption of Tax Sale Certificate #03-003)
RESOLUTION NO. 8
Be It Hereby Resolved: That upon successful completion of a background check by the
Chief of Police, ROBERT HAMPP be employed as a Part Time Senior Citizen Handyman
effective 4/13/05 at a rate of $15.00 per hour for the Community Development Senior Citizen
Handyman Program Grant.
RESOLUTION NO. 9
WHEREAS, the Borough of Kenilworth advertised for the receipt of bids for the
“Curbside Collection and Disposal of Grass Clippings for a Three Year Period and Great Northern Recycling, Inc., Hazlet, NJ, having submitted a bid as follows:
Total for 3 year period $147,550
2008 $51,090 *Optional 4th year
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the contract for “Curbside Collection and Disposal of Grass Clippings for Three Year Period” be awarded to Great Northern Recycling, Inc. and the Borough Attorney is authorized to draw up the necessary contract and the Mayor and Borough Clerk are authorized to sign said contract.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:34-5.1 et seq. Local Public Contracts Law, the required Certificate of Availability of Funds has been obtained from the Chief Finance Officer of the Borough of Kenilworth. The appropriation for this expenditure is:
RESOLUTION NO. 10
Resolution appears on the following page. (Awarding Bid for Tree and Arboreal
RESOLUTION NO. 11
WHEREAS, Myasthenia Gravis is a neuro-muscular disease striking children and adults, affecting control of voluntary muscles and afflicting several hundred of our fellow new Jerseyans; and
WHEREAS, the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, Inc. is a non-profit organization founded, “to facilitate the timely diagnosis and optimal care of individuals affected by myasthenia gravis and closely related disorders, and to improve their lives through programs of patient services, public information, medical research, professional education, advocacy, and patient care”; and
WHEREAS, Myasthenia Gravis is the most common neuromuscular disorder affecting the residents of New Jersey; and
WHEREAS, it is fitting to recognize the many physicians who demonstrate an untiring effort to treat this disease and search for a cure;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, MAYOR G REGG F. DAVID, Mayor of the Borough of Kenilworth, do hereby proclaim
MYASTHENIA GRAVIS AWARENESS MONTH
in the Borough of Kenilworth.
RESOLUTION NO. 12
Resolution appears on the following page. (Renewal of the liquor license for the 2004-2005
term of Ross Brothers II, LLC due to the granting of a special ruling)
Introduced by Soos who also moved its adoption. Seconded by Jankunas. On roll call Corvelli, Galasso, Jankunas, and Soos “yes”. Taylor “abstained”.
ORDINANCES & RESOLUTIONS
Proposed Ordinance No. 2005-06 was read for second and final reading as follows: (Copy
appears in minutes of March 9, 2005)
AN ORDINANCE ADDING A CHAPTER 7 TO THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF KENILWORTH – DEPARTMENTAL STRUCTURES.
Mayor David mentioned this Ordinance establishes a Table of Organization for the DPW and the Police Department.
Mayor David opened the meeting to the public.
No one desiring to he heard, the meeting was closed to the public.
Introduced by Jankunas who also moved its adoption.
Be It Hereby Resolved: That Proposed Ordinance No. 2005-06, be and the same is hereby passed on second and final reading and ordered published according to law.
Seconded by Soos and on roll call unanimously carried.
Councilman Taylor abstained from Resolution No. 12 due to a conflict of interest.
MEETING OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Mrs. Fuggett, North 6th Street, requested permission from the Council to remove and replace a tree in front of her home.
The Mayor would like to see something in writing regarding the condition of the tree before they make a decision.
A motion to go into Closed Session to discuss a personnel matter was made by Soos and seconded by Jankunas.
Return to Open Session
Mayor David stated an emergency personnel matter was discussed in Closed and no action was taken.
There being no further business to come before the Council, it was moved by Galasso, seconded by Jankunas and carried, that the meeting be adjourned to the call of the chair.
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