PLANNING BOARD RE-ORGANIZATION MEETING
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.
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.
presented a preliminary list of the applications to be heard on the first
regular meeting of the year (
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.
introduced Mr. Richard O’Connor as the Planning Board and Borough Engineer.
He is a member of the Grotto Engineering Associates in
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.
Janet M. Murphy, Planning Board Recording Secretary
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
All work sessions will begin at All regular meetings will begin at
A copy of
this notice has been posted at Borough Hall, 567 Boulevard,
JOHN J. BENINATI
Planning Board Secretary
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