At The South Avenue Train Station Parking Lot
Public Notice is hereby given that an ordinance of which the following is a copy was introduced, read and passed on first reading by the Council of the Town of Westfield at a meeting held July 7, 1998, and that the said Council will further consider the same for final passage on the 11th day of August, 1998, at 8:00 p.m., in the Council Chamber, Municipal Building, 425 East Broad Street, Westfield, New Jersey, at which time and place any person who may be interested therein will be given an opportunity to be heard concerning said ordinance.
Joy C. Vreeland Town Clerk
SPECIAL ORDINANCE NO. AN ORDINANCE TO PROVIDE FOR THE PURCHASE OF VARIOUS ITEMS OF EQUIPMENT AND THE APPROPRIATION OF THE MONIES NECESSARY THEREFOR BE IT ORDAINED by the Town Council of the Town of Westfield in the County of Union as follows:
SECTION I. That the Town of Westfield purchase various items of equipment with accessories, material and service including, but not limited to, the following:
a. Two each 4-7 c.y. Dump Trucks with snow plows b. One each 2/3 c.y. Dump Truck c. One each Skid Steer Loader d. One each Articulated Front End
Loader e. One each Street Sweeper f. One each Pickup Truck
SECTION II. It is hereby determined and declared that the estimated amount of monies necessary to be raised from all sources for said purpose is $385,000 and that the estimated amount of Bond Anticipation Notes necessary to be issued for said purpose is $365,000. There is hereby appropriated to said purpose the sum of $20,000 from Capital Improvement Funds available for said purpose.
SECTION III. To finance such purpose there shall be issued pursuant to R.S. 40A:28 in anticipation of the issuance of bonds, Bond Anticipation Notes of said Town not to exceed in the aggregate principal amount the sum of $365,000. Said notes shall bear interest at a rate per annum as may hereafter be determined within the limitations prescribed by said law and may be renewed from time to time pursuant to, and within, the limitations prescribed by said law. All matters with respect to said notes not determined by this ordinance shall be determined by resolution of the Town to be hereafter adopted.
SECTION IV. Not more than $1,000.00 of the sum to be raised by the issuance of said notes may be used to finance such purpose, whether temporary or permanent, or to finance engineering or inspection costs and legal expenses or to finance the cost of the issuance of such obligations as provided in R.S. 40A:2-20.
SECTION V. It is hereby determined and declared that the period of usefulness of said purpose for which said notes are to be issued is a period of five years from the date of said bond.
SECTION VI. It is hereby determined and declared that the Supplemental Debt Statement required by law has been duly made and filed in the office of the Town Clerk of said Town and that such statement so filed shows that the gross debt of the Town as defined in R.S. 40A:2-43 of said Revised Statutes is increased by this ordinance by $365,000, and that the notes authorized by this ordinance shall be within any debt limitations prescribed by said law.
SECTION VII. This ordinance shall take effect twenty (20) days after first publication thereof after final passage. 1 T – 7/30/98, The Leader Fee: $72.93
Frank A. MacPherson Named Head of Foundation Trustees
The Trustees of the Westfield Foundation have elected Frank A. MacPherson, a long-time resident of Westfield, as President of the philanthropic organization.
Mr. MacPherson has been President of the Westfield “Y”’s Men’s Club and Vice-President of the Westfield Downtown Corporation. He served two terms on the Westfield Town Council, during which time he chaired the Public Works Committee.
He additionally was a member of the Westfield MainStreet Program Steering Committee, and Chairman of its Economic Restructuring Subcommittee. As a member of the “Stop The Mall” initiative, he served as Vice-Chairman of the Citizens Steering Committee.
While a Trustee of the Westfield United Fund, he was a member of the Budget Review Committee, and was Chairman of the Business Division.
Mr. MacPherson is a graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a degree in electrical engineering. Prior to retirement, he served as President, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MacPherson Control Products, Inc., a distribution company of automation products and systems which he founded in 1959.
He is a member and Deacon of The Presbyterian Church in Westfield. He and his wife, Margaret, have three daughters.
“I am indebted to the Westfield Foundation Trustees for bestowing this honor on me,” Mr. MacPherson remarked.
“I am delighted to have the opportunity to help position the Westfield Foundation to be even more responsive to the needs of Westfield as we prepare to round out our first quarter century and move into the next millennium,” he added.
The Westfield Foundation, founded in 1975, is one of four community foundations in New Jersey. Its purpose is to promote the betterment of the Westfield community and the enhancement of the quality of life for all of its citizens, according to foundation spokeswoman Elizabeth Chance.
Frank A. MacPherson Promotions and New Hires Announced
By the Westfield Police Department
Promotions in the Westfield Police Department were recently announced by Police Chief Anthony J. Scutti during ceremonies in which he presented the badges of their new rank to Detective Sergeant James T. Schneider promoted to Lieutenant; Detective Sergeant Kevin P. Maloney, promoted to Lieutenant; Detective Patrick C. Gray, promoted to Sergeant; and Detective John R. Rowe, promoted to Sergeant.
Before a gathering of families, friends and fellow officers in the Town Council Chambers of the Municipal Building, the Chief introduced each officer with a brief summary of his career, noting that Lieutenant Schneider was appointed to the department in 1980, and holds Associate of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Union College and Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York.
Lieutenant Schneider is a graduate of the Union County Police Academy (now the John H. Stamler Police Academy) in Scotch Plains and has been commended by the Union County Prosecutor’s Office for outstanding professional work.
He has served as Commander of both the Detective and Juvenile Bureaus. Lieutenant Schneider will be assigned to the Patrol Division.
Lieutenant Maloney, who was promoted effective June 1, was hired by the department on October 17, 1982, from the Egg Harbor Township Police Department. Lieutenant Maloney is a graduate of the Brookdale Community College Criminal Justice Program in Lincroft and the Burlington County Police Academy.
MOVING UP...During a ceremony last month newly appointed and promoted Westfield police officers were honored by the department. Pictured, left to right, are: newly hired officer Frank Padovano; Lieutenant Clifford D. Auchter, Plainclothesman David Wayman, Lieutenant James T. Schneider, Lieutenant Kevin Maloney, Sergeant John R. Rowe, Detective-Second Grade Nicholas Norton and Traffic Safety Officer Mark Cierpial. Not pictured are Sergeant Robert Compton, Sergeant Patrick C. Gray and newly hired Patrolman Kevin O’Keefe.
Lieutenant Maloney was promoted to Sergeant on July 21, 1989 and Detective Sergeant on June 1, 1997. Lieutenant Maloney will be assigned to the Patrol Division.
Detective Gray, who was promoted to Sergeant effective June 1, joined the department in 1976. He graduated from the Academy and has served as a Plainclothes Officer, DetectiveSecond Grade and Detective-First Grade as well as a Traffic Safety Officer.
Sergeant Gray has received numerous departmental commendations and has attended a number of advanced training programs. Sergeant Gray has served in the Detective, Juvenile Bureau and Traffic Safety Bureaus and will be assigned to the Patrol Division.
Detective Rowe, who was promoted to Sergeant, was hired in 1982, and has served as a Plainclothes Officer, Detective-Second Grade, and Detective-First Grade. Sergeant Rowe attended Kentucky Wesleyan College and is a graduate of the Academy.
He has also been the recipient of numerous departmental commendations in narcotics and burglary investigations and served as Westfield Police Department’s Narcotics Detective from 1987 to 1998. Sergeant Rowe was also honored by the United States Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.) for his efforts in assisting the Organized Crime/Drug Enforcement Task Force in their investigations.
Sergeant Rowe will be assigned to the Juvenile Bureau.
In addition to the above promotions the following reassignments have been announced by Chief Scutti.
Lieutenant Clifford Auchter and Sergeant Robert Compton will be assigned to the Detective Bureau. Detective Nicholas Norton, designated as a Detective-Second Grade, and Officer David Wayman will be assigned to the Detective Bureau as a Plainclothes Officer.
Officer Mark Cierpial will be assigned to Traffic Safety Bureau as a Traffic Safety Officer.
Police Chief Scutti also announced the hiring of officers Kevin J. O’Keefe of Woodbridge and Frank J. Padovano of Iselin.
Officer O’Keefe was appointed on June 1. He is a 1992 graduate of Perth Amboy Vocational-Technical School and graduated from the John H. Stamler Police Academy in June of 1997.
Prior to being appointed to the department he was employed as a police officer with the NJ Transit Police Department.
Officer Padovano was appointed to the Westfield department July 24, and will attend the Academy for a 18week intensive period of training. Officer Padovano graduated from Colonia High School, attended William Paterson College of New Jersey in Wayne, and is a 1997 honors graduate of Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Science in Administration of Criminal Justice and a minor in Chemistry.
Prior to being appointed to the department he was Corrections Officer with the Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility. He has also served as an Auxiliary Police Officer and intern with the Woodbridge Police Department as well as an intern with the United States Attorney’s Office in Newark.
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL
TAKE NOTICE that application has been made to the Town Council of the Town of Westfield, 425 East Broad Street, Westfield, Union County, New Jersey to transfer to CHEZ CATHERINE INC. trading as CHEZ CATHERINE for premises located at 431 North Avenue West, Westfield, New Jersey the Plenary Retail Consumption License No. 2020-33-024-003 heretofore issued to LA PETITE ROSE, INC., trading as LA PETITE ROSE for the premises located at 431 North Avenue West, Westfield, New Jersey.
The name of all stockholders of Chez Catherine is Catherine A. Bourdeaux who resides at 1041 Prospect Avenue, Mountainside, New Jersey 07092.
The only officer of Chez Catherine, Inc. is Catherine A. Bourdeaux who resides as set forth above. The only director of Chez Catherine is Catherine A. Bourdeaux who resides as set forth above.
Objections, if any, should be made immediately in writing to: TOWN CLERK, TOWN OF WESTFIELD, 425 East Broad Street, Westfield, New Jersey, 07090.
Chez Catherine, Inc. 431 North Avenue West Westfield, New Jersey 07090 2 T – 7/30 & 8/6/98, The Leader Fee: $54.06
Cannonball House To be Open Sunday
The Osborn Cannonball House, a Revolutionary Salt Box farm house built circa 1760, will be open to visitors this Sunday, August 2, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Docents will give tours of the House Museum, located at 1840 Front Street in Scotch Plains.
The Cannonball House is typical of the period in which it was built, with wooden pegs rather than nails, plaster made of crushed oyster shells strengthened with animal hair, low ceilings and doors, and brick-filled walls.
Visitors may also tour the gardens surrounding the museum. There is no admission charge.
Fanwood Rescue Squad Helps Deliver Baby in Ambulance
At 5 a.m. on the morning of July 6, the Fanwood Rescue Squad responded to the call of a “woman in labor.”
The crew responded from their homes expecting to find the usual scenario of a woman needing to get to the hospital with plenty of time to spare before her baby was born.
On this particular morning it was, although it was apparent that labor was further advanced than is normally the case when the squad responds. No one was aware that the birth was as imminent as turned out to be the case, according to squad member and spokeswoman Sue Davis.
After sending the expectant mother in the ambulance for her ride to the
AN EARLY ARRIVAL...Fanwood Rescue Squad members stand next to the parents of Haley Knudsen after the baby girl was born in a Fanwood ambulance on the way to Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center. Pictured, left to right, are: Ed Sargent, squad member; Al Rossi, paramedic with Muhlenberg’s Mercy 6; Sue Davis, squad member; parents Joyce and Neil Knudsen with baby Haley, and Fanwood Police Officer Anthony Nassaur. Squad members also attending the birth but not pictured were Nancy D’Ambrosio and Bill Muirhead.
hospital, the baby decided to make a very rapid appearance. The ambulance had not even left the Borough of Fanwood before having to pull over to the side of the road and prepare to deliver the baby.
The Fanwood squad and Muhlenberg’s Mercy 6 assisted in birth of a seven-pound, three-ounce baby girl.
Both mother and baby were transported to Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center.
During the 50 years that the Fanwood Rescue Squad has been providing emergency services to the residents of Fanwood and surrounding communities, although the squad has assisted in a number of births, only four babies, including Haley, have been born in the Fanwood ambulance, according to Ms. Davis.
The previous birth was that of a squad member’s child 17 years ago.
TOWNSHIP OF SCOTCH PLAINS PLANNING BOARD NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Planning Board of the Township of Scotch Plains has adjourned the Public Hearing for Mr. Ernest Fantini and Better View Homes, Inc. scheduled for August 3, 1998. The new Public Hearing is scheduled for August 17, 1998, at 8:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, Municipal Building, 430 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains, New Jersey, to consider the application for Preliminary Major Subdivision approval of Block No. 15601, Lot No. 18.01, (Pheasant Lane) for 9 lots with no variances being requested. Part of the land included in this subdivision is located in Plainfield.
All interested persons may be present and be heard. The file pertaining to this application is in the Office of the Planning Board and is available for public inspection during regular office hours.
Barbara Horev Secretary to the Planning Board 1 T – 7/30/98, The Times Fee: $21.42
Road Work to Begin Monday on Brightwood
The Westfield Engineering Department has announced that the milling and repaving of Brightwood Avenue, Quimby Street and Prospect Street (North Avenue to Ferris Place) is scheduled to begin this Monday, August 3, and should be completed within three to four days, weather permitting.
Individual notices detailing this work will be delivered to all adjacent property owners tomorrow, Friday, July 31.
Although the traffic flow will be detoured during construction, no street will be closed for more than one day.
Questions on this work may be directed to the Westfield Department of Public Works by calling (908) 789-4100.
GOOD AS GOLD…People for Animals, a non-profit animal welfare organization serving New Jersey, will sponsor a pet adoption event on Saturday, August 8, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the PetsMart store at 1022 Route No. 22, East, at West End Avenue in North Plainfield. Among the many dogs, kittens and cats available for adoption will be Goldie, a goldencolored German Shepherd mix. Goldie is one year old, neutered and current with his vaccinations. This gentle and shy dog was a stray who was scheduled to be euthanized due to pet overpopulation. To adopt Goldie or for information about other cats and dogs available for adoption, please call (908) 688-1073, or visit the People for Animals Web site on the Internet at www.petfinder.org/shelters/pfa.html. For low cost spay/neuter information, please call the People for Animals Clinic at (908) 964-6887.
Twelve Local Students Earn Honors at Oak Knoll School
Several area residents recently achieved First Honors or were named to the Honor Roll for the third trimester at Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child in Summit.
Students earning first honors receive no grade lower than an “A.” Those on the honor roll receive no grade lower than “B.”
From Mountainside, Nicole Kress, Grade 10, was awarded First Honors, while Stephanie DeVos, grade 7, and Cynthia Fisher, grade 10, were named to the Honor Roll.
From Westfield, First Honors were earned by Larissa Curlik,
grade 7, and Tracy Evans, grade 10. Sara Pankratz, grade 8, along with Maire Abraham and Colleen Higgins, both grade 11, achieved the Honor Roll.
From Scotch Plains, Katherine Abramson, grade 8, Birgit Unfried, grade 10, and Samantha Werres, grade 12, were awarded First Honors. Laura Mazzucca, grade 9, was named to the Honor Roll.
Oak Knoll School is a Catholic independent school. The school is coeducational from kindergarten through grade 6, and for young women only in grades 7 through 12.
TOWNSHIP OF SCOTCH PLAINS PLANNING BOARD NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at the Planning Board Meeting of the Township of Scotch Plains held on July 6, 1998, minor subdivision approval was granted to the application of Mark and Mary Thompson, 16 Wilshire Run, Block No. 14701, Lot No. 36.04, and Vincent and Theresa Petruzzi, 2 Eton Row, Block No. 14701, Lot No. 14, which proposes to subdivide approximately 1,012.9 square feet from Lot No. 14 and add to Lot No. 36.04.
This action was memorialized by the Board at the meeting of July 20, 1998. The file pertaining to this application is in the Office of the Planning Board and is available for public inspection during regular office hours.
Barbara Horev Secretary to the Board 1 T – 7/30/98, The Times Fee: $18.87
PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE
TOWN OF WESTFIELD BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT
The Board of Adjustment of the Town of Westfield, New Jersey will meet on Monday, August 10, 1998 in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Building, 425 East Broad Street, Westfield, New Jersey at 7:30 p.m. to hear and consider the following appeals for variance from the requirements of the Westfield Land Use Ordinance:
1. Raymond and Lee De Rosa, 511 Birch Avenue seeking permission to erect a building addition contrary to the requirements of Section 1013 E.9 and E.11 of the Land Use Ordinance. Maximum building coverage without deck violation of 21.46%. Ordinance requires 20%. Maximum Floor Area Ratio violation of 40.8%. Ordinance requires 35%. 2. Paprika Grille, (owner Ken Marcotte)
115 Elm Street seeking permission to erect/retain two exterior wall signs contrary to the requirements of Section 1003 (q) (3) (bb) (i) and (q) (3) of the Land Use Ordinance. Front Sign maximum permitted height violation of 48 inches. Ordinance requires 30 inches. Sidewall sign location on side wall — no associated entrance violation. Ordinance requires signs to be at a main public entrance. 3. Williams-Sonoma, 127 Central Avenue
seeking permission to erect signs, menu boards, medallions and vinyl backed lettering contrary to the requirements of Section 1003 (q) (3) of the Land Use Ordinance. Exterior signs violation: 2 Menu boards, 2 signs on awning skirt, 2 Vinyl backed signs on windows, 4 Circular logos on front and rear door leafs and 1-2’-4” medallion over Central Avenue doors. Ordinance does not permit these signs. 4. Laurie and Matthew Garfinkel, 22
Normandy Drive, seeking permission to erect a building addition and deck addition contrary to the requirements of Section 1012 E.11 and 1003 (c) (1) (ll) (3) of the Land Use Ordinance. Maximum Floor Area Ratio violation of 46.2%. Ordinance requires 32%. Maximum building coverage including a deck violation of 22.4%. Ordinance requires 22%. 5. Martin and Maureen Rothfelder, 419
East Dudley Avenue seeking permission to erect additions and alteration to a single family home contrary to the requirements of Section 1013 (E) (3) and (E) (9) of the Land Use Ordinance. Minimum interior side yard setback violation of 9.4 feet. Ordinance requires 10 feet. Maximum building coverage of 22.4%. Ordinance requires 20%. 6. Jeff and Linda Leniart, 1306 Pinegrove
Avenue seeking permission to erect a second story level and addition to first floor contrary to the requirements of Section 1014 E.3 of the Land Use Ordinance. Minimum interior side yard setback violation of 7.75 feet. Ordi
nance requires 10 feet. 7. Jeffrey B. Loewer, 122 Harrison Av
enue seeking permission to erect a deck contrary to the requirements of Section 1003 (e) (1) (ll) (2) and (e) (1) (ll) (1) of the Land Use Ordinance. Minimum deck sideyard violation of (proposed and existing) 8.10 feet. Ordinance requires 10 feet. Deck location violation of rear/side yard. Ordinance requires rear yard location. 8. Jerold B. Graff, 240 East Grove Street
is seeking permission to use a portion of the basement as medical offices and expand the parking lot (and site plan approval of same). Applicant is seeking variances from the following:
Pre-Existing, Non-Conforming zoning conditions:
Section 1027 E.2. of the Land Use Ordinance. Front yard setback required by ordinance is 42 feet to 46 feet — 51.7 feet is existing.
Section 917 C.2.(d) of the Land Use Ordinance. Parking is permitted to be located in the rear yard only — parking is located in the front, side and rear yard.
Section 917 C.3. (c) of the Land Use Ordinance. Parking must be setback from residential zone a minimum of 10 feet — Setback of 5 feet and 6 feet existing.
Section 917 D.1. of the Land Use Ordinance. Required dimension for parking spaces with 2 foot overhang is 9 feet X 18 feet – 8 1/2 feet X 17 1/2 feet dimensions are existing.
Section 917 E.2. of the Land Use Ordinance. Minimum driveway width required by ordinance is 20 feet — 17½ foot width is existing.
New C.40:55D-70 (c) variances required:
Section 1027 B.2. of the Land Use Ordinance. Ordinance does not permit basement use for the purposes of offices, lab, patients, waiting room, exam room, etc.
Section 1027 D. of the Land Use Ordinance. Ordinance does not permit operation outside of normal business hours.
Section 917 B.3.e. (1 and 2) of the Land Use Ordinance. Required number of parking spaces is 37 – applicant proposes 35.
Section 1027 E.10. of the Land Use Ordinance. Maximum allowable coverage for all improvement is 50% — Applicant proposes 51%. Documentation of the above is on file in the Office of the Town Engineer, 959 North Avenue West, Westfield, New Jersey and may be seen on Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Colleen Mayer, Secretary Board of Adjustment 1 T – 7/30/98, The Leader Fee: $117.81
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