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UNION COUNTY BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS
NOTICE OF CONTRACT AWARD
Date Adopted: January 10, 1999 Public Notice is hereby given that the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has awarded a contract without competitive bidding as a professional service or extraordinary, unspecifiable service pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:11-5(1)(a). This contract and the resolution authorizing it is available for public inspection in the Office of the Clerk of the Board.
RESOLUTION NO.: 20-99 AWARDED TO: American Professional Consultants (APC), County MIS Consultant, 51 Princeton Road, Elizabeth, New Jersey 07083.
SERVICES: To provide specialized computer services.
AMOUNT: In a sum not to exceed $90,000.
PERIOD: From November 15, 1998 to November 14, 1999.
M. Elizabeth Genievich Clerk of the Board 1 T – 1/21/99, The Leader Fee: $23.46
ANNUAL MEETING OF THE DOWNTOWN WESTFIELD
BE ADVISED that the Board of Directors of the Downtown Westfield Corporation will hold the Annual Meeting of the corporation to take action on the Proposed 1999 Special Improvement District Budget and other matters which might come before the Board of Directors as follows:
Wednesday, January 27, 1999 at 8:00 p.m.
The meeting will be in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building, 425 East Broad Street, Westfield, New Jersey.
This notice is given for the purpose of compliance with the notice provisions of the Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 et seq., and will be posted, mailed and filed in accordance with the provisions of the said Act at least 48 hours prior to said meeting.
Jennifer C. Jaruzelski DWC Board Secretary 1 T – 1/21/99, The Leader Fee: $21.42
PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE
BOROUGH OF FANWOOD
The Bond Ordinance published herewith Ordinance 99-01-S was introduced and passed upon first reading at the meeting of Council of the Borough of Fanwood in the County of Union, New Jersey, held on January 13, 1999. It will be further considered for final passage, after public hearing thereon, at a meeting of said Council on February 11, 1999 at Borough Hall, 75 North Martine Avenue, Fanwood, New Jersey at 8:00 P.M., and during the week prior to and up to and including the date of such meeting, copies of said ordinance will be made available at the Clerk’s office to the members of the general public who shall request the same.
Eleanor McGovern Borough Clerk
ORDINANCE 99-01-S BOND ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $110,000 AND AUTHORIZING ISSUANCE OF $104,500 BONDS FOR VARIOUS IMPROVEMENTS TO THE SANITARY SEWER SYSTEM OF THE BOROUGH OF FANWOOD.
BE IT ORDAINED by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Fanwood, in the County of Union, New Jersey (not less than two-thirds of all members thereof affirmatively concurring) as follows:
For the improvements or purposes described in Section III of this bond ordinance, there is hereby appropriated the sum of money therein stated as the appropriation made for said improvements or purposes, such sum amounting to $110,000 including the aggregate sum of $5,500 as the down payment for the improvements or purposes required by the Local Bond Law. The down payment has been made available by virtue of provision for down payment for capital improvement purposes in one or more previously adopted budgets.
In order to finance the cost of the improvements or purposes not covered by application of the down payment, negotiable bonds are hereby authorized to be issued in the principal amount of $104,500 pursuant to the Local Bond Law. In anticipation of the issuance of the bonds, negotiable bond anticipation notes are hereby authorized to be issued pursuant to and within the limitations prescribed by the Local Bond Law.
The purposes for which the bonds are to be issued, the estimated cost of the improvements and the appropriation therefore, the estimated maximum amount of bonds or notes to be issued, the down payment available, and the period of usefulness of the improvements are as follows:
Estimated AppropriMaximum ation and Amount Period Estimated of Bonds Down of UsePurpose Cost or Notes Payment fulness Rehabilitation and improvement of sanitary sewers $110,000 $104,500 $5,500 40 years
All bonds anticipation notes issued hereunder shall mature at such times as may be determined by the chief financial officer; provided that no note shall mature later than one year from its date. The notes shall bear interest at such rate or rates and be in such form as may be determined by the chief financial officer. The chief financial officer shall determine all matters in connection with notes issued pursuant to this ordinance, and the chief financial officer’s signature upon the notes shall be conclusive evidence as to all such determinations. All notes issued hereunder may be renewed from time to time subject to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40A:2-8 (a). The chief financial officer is hereby authorized to sell part or all of the notes from time to time at public or private sale and to deliver the same to the purchasers thereof upon receipt of payment of the purchase price plus accrued interest from their dates to the date of delivery thereof. The chief financial officer is directed to report in writing to the governing body at the meeting next succeeding the date when any sale or delivery of the notes pursuant to this ordinance is made. Such report must include the amount, the description, the interest rate and the maturity schedule of the notes sold, the price obtained and the name of the purchaser.
The following additional matters are hereby determined, declared, recited and stated: (a) The purposes described in Section III of this bond ordinance are not current expenses. They are improvements that the
Borough may lawfully acquire or make as general improvements, and not part of the cost thereof has been or shall be specially assessed on property specially benefited thereby. (b) The period of usefulness of the improvements or purposes computed on the basis of the respective amounts of obligations
authorized herein for each purpose and the reasonable lives thereof within the limitations of the Local Bond Law is 40 years. (c) The Supplemental Debt Statement required by the Local Bond Law has been duly prepared and filed in the office of the Clerk,
and a complete executed duplicate thereof has been filed in the office of the Director of the Division of Local Government Services in the Department of Community Affairs of the State of New Jersey. This statement shows that the gross debt of the Borough as defined in the Local Bond Law will not be increased by the authorization of the bonds and notes provided in this bond ordinance, and the obligations authorized herein will be within all debt limitations prescribed by that Law. (d) An aggregate amount not exceeding $10,000 for items of expense listed in and permitted under N.J.S.A. 40A:2-20 may be
included as part of the costs of the purposes of improvements authorized herein and is included in the foregoing estimates thereof.
The full faith and credit of the Borough are hereby pledged to the punctual payment of the principal of and interest on the obligations authorized by this ordinance. The obligations shall be direct, unlimited obligations of the Borough, and the Borough shall be obligated to levy ad valor em taxes upon all the taxable property within the Borough for the payment of the obligations and interest thereon without limitation of rate or amount.
The capital budget of the Borough of Fanwood is hereby amended to conform with the provisions of this ordinance to the extent of any inconsistency herewith. The resolution in the form promulgated by the Local Finance Board showing full detail of the amended capital program as approved by the Director of the Division of Local Government Services is on file with the Clerk and is available there for public inspection.
This bond ordinance shall take effect 20 days after the first publication thereof after final adoption, as provided by the Local Bond Law. Maryanne S. Connelly, Mayor ATTEST: Eleanor McGovern, Borough Clerk 1 T – 1/21/99, The Times Fee: $189.72
PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE
BOROUGH OF FANWOOD RESOLUTION 99-01-13 WHEREAS, it is necessary to amend Resolution 99-01-01, Mayor and Council meeting dates, for year 1999.
BE IT RESOLVED the following meetings of the Mayor and Council will be held during 1999 at 8:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of Fanwood Borough Hall, 75 North Martine Avenue, Fanwood, New Jersey:
AGENDA MEETING REGULAR MEETING
*January 7 *January 13 February 3 February 11
March 3 March 11 *April 5 April 8 May 5 May 13 June 2 June 10 July 7 *July 15 August 4 August 12 September 1 September 9
October 6 October 14 November 3 November 11 December 1 December 9 Official action may be taken at either the Agenda or the Regular Meetings of the Mayor and Council.
*Agenda Meetings will be held on Wednesdays and Regular Meetings will be held on the second Thursday except for those dates indicated by an asterisk (*). 1 T – 1/21/99, The Times Fee: $43.86
TOWNSHIP OF SCOTCH PLAINS ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on
FEBRUARY 4, 1999 at 7:30 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 430 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains, New Jersey, the Scotch Plains Zoning Board of Adjustment will hold a public hearing to consider the following appeals:
RUDY LEVINE for a Temporary Operating Permit to allow the operation of a car livery service consisting of one (1) car at the property located at 19 HIGHLANDER DRIVE (BLOCK 15003, LOT 5), Scotch Plains. Permission, if granted, is pursuant to Section 23-4.3 of the Zoning Ordinance allowing for temporary permission for a period not to exceed one (1) year.
PYLON 22 CORPORATION for Use Variances to permit the replacement of the existing free-standing sign, a nonconforming use in the B-3 Zone, at the property located at 1715 ROUTE 22 WEST (BLOCK 703, LOT 1), Scotch Plains. Said sign is contrary to the provisions of the following sections of the Zoning Ordinance:
Section 23-6.1a3 whereby “no non-conforming use may be expanded.” The proposed enlargement of the existing free-standing sign constitutes an expansion of the non-conforming use and requires a Use Variance.
Section 23-2.3q.11 whereby “All signs with…(iii) exposed neon tubes; (iv) neon tubes encased in clear glass, clear plexiglass, or other clear or transparent substance;…” are prohibited uses and require a Use Variance.
Section 23-2.2.a whereby “No structure shall be built within 50 feet of a stream bed which carries water on an average of six months of the year…” which requires a Use Variance.
LAPID-LAUREL, LLC t/a Magnolia Gardens for permission to construct and operate an assisted-living and skilled nursing care facility, a prohibited use in the R-1 Zone, at the properties located at 1290 and 1310 MARTINE AVENUE (BLOCK 11905, LOTS 13 AND 14),
Scotch Plains. This proposal requires variances from the following sections of the Zoning Ordinance:
Section 23-3.5 whereby assisted living and skilled nursing care facilities are prohibited in the R-1 Zone requiring a Use Variance.
Section 23-3.5 whereby free-standing signs are prohibited in the R-1 Zone requiring a Use Variance.
Section 23-2.313 whereby off-street parking is prohibited within the frontyard area in all zones. Proposed: 17 parking spaces in the front-yard area requiring a Variance.
The Applicant is also requesting preliminary and final Site Plan approval for this project together with any and all design waivers or variances which may be deemed necessary, including those associated with the Residential Site Improvement Standards (NJAC 5:21).
All interested persons may be present and be heard.
The file pertaining to this application is in the Office of the Zoning Board of Adjustment, 430 Park Avenue, 2nd Floor, Scotch Plains, and is available for public inspection during regular office hours.
Linda M. Lies Secretary to the Zoning Board of Adjustment
Township of Scotch Plains 1 T – 1/21/99, The Times Fee: $74.46
SPRING CONCERT PLANNING…The Westfield Glee Club is currently preparing its selections for its spring concert which will be performed on Saturday and Sunday, May 1 and 2. Student and adult male singers are invited to rehearsals on Monday evenings at 8 p.m. in the Choir Room of The Presbyterian Church in Westfield. For more information, please call Dale Juntilla at (908) 232-0673. Pictured, left to right, are: at piano, Westfield Glee Club Director Thomas Booth, Howard Dreizler, Dan Metroka, Bob Porta, Bill Sterr, Harlan Smith, George Lachenaur and Dough Kollmar. Former Judge Mullen Aids
CONTACT We Care Hotline
WESTFIELD – Susan Mullen, a Westfield resident and a former criminal court judge in Fanwood, has volunteered her time as a member of the overnight staff of the CONTACT We Care Crisis Hotline for the past five years.
“I get a lot more out of volunteering for CONTACT than I give,” stated Ms. Mullen, a partner in the Westfield law firm of Buttermore, Mullen, Jeremiah & Phillips.
“I have developed patience and listening skills which are especially important in family law when people are in crisis. I’ve also gained such perspective on life,” she said.
“So many people just need someone to talk to. I feel I can make a significant difference in someone’s life by letting them know someone
Westfield Memorial Library Announces New Web Site
WESTFIELD – The Westfield Memorial Library has announced the debut of its web site: infolink.org/ wml.
The site, which was designed by library staff members, includes a minimal amount of graphics to insure fast downloading. Twentyfour hour access to all library information and resources is also available.
EBSCOhost, a periodical indexing system that includes full text of over 1,500 magazines, will also be featured in the web site. A valid library card will be required to access this database.
Links to other web sites and library information, including hours of operation, special services and instruction on how to obtain a library card, will also be included. The complete Westfield Memorial Catalog as well as the Regional Union Catalog may also be accessed.
A children’s web site which offers homework helper links, award-winning book lists, fun sites and the library’s current storytime schedule, are also built into the web site.
The library’s new web site will replace the dial-in catalog system that will no longer be operational as of Monday, February 1.
Performance Studios Plans Winter Session, Activities
WESTFIELD – The American Performance Studios in Westfield has announced that its winter session will begin on Wednesday and Thursday, January 27 and 28.
The session will include classes in singing, vocal production, acting, and public speaking. Private instruction will be offered in piano, voice, characterization, and public speaking.
Classes will also be available for children aged 6 to 11 and 12 to 17. Group and individual lessons will
also be set for adults. The American Performance Studios was founded in 1996 in Westfield by Molly Barber and Jeannette Ferrell Maraffi. The studios participate in on-going activities in the Rome Festival, a not-for-profit public foundation for education and cultural exchange.
The studios will hold a gala concert for its members and the Rome Festival in May. This concert will feature studio students and young artists who will participate in the Rome Festival in Italy.
For more information about the classes and the gala concert, please call (908) 233-7214. cares,” Ms. Mullen added.
The mother of five, step-mother of three, and grandmother of five, signed up for CONTACT’s volunteer training program when her youngest daughter was in high school. “I wanted to do something of service to others, and my partner mentioned CONTACT to me. I felt I could learn something from the training program. I thought I’d give it a try. Sometimes in law, or any profession, you can anticipate the answers without really listening. You feel you know the answers. Volunteering on CONTACT’s phone lines teaches you how to truly listen to others.”
A former member of the Westfield Board of Education, Ms. Mullen also volunteers for the Helping Hearts and Hands Homeless Program run through St. Helen’s Roman Catholic Church in Westfield. She also represents parents or children pro bono in DYFS cases where parental rights are being severed. Exposed to so much pain and heartache, Ms. Mullen says she tries to make a positive difference in some way.
“I always knew I wanted to be a lawyer,” she said. “The human contact of law attracted me to the field. The same interest in people attracted me to CONTACT.”
The next CONTACT We Care training class will be held from Thursday, February 18, to Thursday, May 6, from 7 to 10 p.m. For more information or to register, please call (908) 889-4140.
Income Tax Assistance Set For Union County Residents
Catholic Community Services of Cranford and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Union County will provide free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance for Union County residents from Saturday, February 6, to Thursday, April 15.
Assistance will be available for filing Federal and State Income Tax returns for individuals of all ages with low to moderate income, senior citizens and handicapped citizens.
Individuals seeking assistance may bring pertinent tax documents, a copy of their 1998 tax return, W-2 forms, bank interest statements and their tax package received by mail.
Individuals filing for a homestead rebate should bring their lot and block number and the amount of property tax paid in 1998. Renters should provide the name and address of their landlord and the amount of rent paid in 1998.
Appointments may be made at the following sites: Catholic Community Services at (908) 497-3900; Clark Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at (732) 396-7100; Roselle Library at (908) 245-5809, and
Bierteumpfel Senior Center at (908) 686-7887.
Appointments may also be made at Vauxhall Library at (908) 688-1078, and Rahway Library at (732) 3880761. Elizabeth Public Library on Broad Street in Elizabeth, will accept walk-ins from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Scrapbooking Group on Tap For Parenting Pathways
FANWOOD – Parenting Pathways has announced that it will continue its Photo Scrapbooking Group with its next meeting on Friday, February 5, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Fanwood Community Room at the Fanwood train station.
The purpose of the group is to promote scrapbooking as a way to connect families, record family traditions, and provide children with a sense of history.
The group meets on the first Friday evening of each month. Meetings are open to the public and refreshments are served. There will be a $5 fee for each meeting.
A professional scrapbooking consultant will be available to offer suggestions, answer questions, and provide supplies for purchase. An introductory scrapbooking class will also be available for an additional fee of $5 for materials.
On Friday, March 5, a special scrapbooking program, “Scrapbook
Mania,” will be held from 7 p.m. to midnight.
Workshop topics such as family rituals, how to record oral history, and the use of scrapbooking to help work through grief will be discussed.
There will be a $15 fee for this workshop. Registration will include refreshments, presentations, and handout materials. Early registration is recommended.
In April, the group will resume its standard drop-in meeting format. The groups will run from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. There will be a $5 fee and refreshments will be served.
To register for any of these programs, please send your name, address, telephone number, along with a check made payable to Parenting Pathways to: Parenting Pathways, P.O. Box 71, Fanwood, 07023.
For more information, please call (908) 889-5954.
Patricia McSweeney Elected To Charity Committee
WESTFIELD – Patricia McSweeney of Westfield was recently appointed to the National Charity Committee of the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL).
Ms. McSweeney is a retired employee of New York University and the Schering-Plough Corporation.
She is active in bridge administration and has served as vice-president of the New Jersey Bridge League; chairman of the 1997 Charity Swiss
Event; and assistant chair of the 1998 event, both held at The Presbyterian Church in Westfield.
These events raised funds for national charities and the local homeless.
“There’s nothing better than bridge for keeping your brain active and making new friends. The New Jersey Bridge League also offers an opportunity to contribute to the needy of the community and nation,” Ms. McSweeney stated.
Newark Academy Reveals Names Of Honor Students
WESTFIELD – Newark Academy in Livingston recently announced the names of area students who earned High Honors and Honors during the 1998 Fall Term.
To qualify for High Honors, students must earn grades of A-minus or above in all courses.
Julien Cobert, a sixth grade student from Westfield, and Avni Shah, an eighth grade student from Scotch Plains, earned High Honor status.
To qualify for Honors, students must achieve grades of B-minus or above in all courses.
Alexandra Ackerman, a seventh grade student from Westfield; eighth graders Arti Mattu of Westfield and Drew Terpenning of Fanwood; ninth grade students John Acquardo of Westfield and Stefanie Forman, both of Westfield; and 10th grade students Emilie Cobert of Westfield and Mindi Rock of Westfield all achieved High Honors.
Other students who earned High Honors were 11th grade students Daniel Ramage of Westfield and Brad Bosonac of Scotch Plains. Twelfth graders Mark Forscher of Westfield and Matthew Steenberg also achieved High Honors.
Interview Program Set By Women for Women
WESTFIELD – Women for Women of Union County will present a workshop for interviewing techniques and resume preparation on Thursday, February 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Community Room of the Municipal Building in Westfield.
Carolee Marano, President of The Write Stuff, Resume and Writing Services, and Paula Blumenthal, a Senior Partner of JP Canon Associates, an executive recruitment firm in New York, will be the featured guest speakers.
Ms. Marano has produced resumes and cover letters for the past seven years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Communications.
Ms. Blumenthal holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and a Master of Science degree in Counseling.
Admission will be free. For further information, please call Women for Women at (908) 232-5787.
Financial Program Set For Tonight at Bank
The Union County Club National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc. will sponsor a financial planning program for the community today, Thursday, January 21, at 8 p.m.
The program will be held at Fleet Bank, located at Chestnut and Fourth Avenues in Roselle. All are invited to attend and there is no admission charge.
Presenting the program will be Edward Tiller, an independent financial planner and the club’s 1998 Man of the Year, and Jacqueline Clemons of Prime America.
Evelyn Baird is President of the club, and Leatha Roachford is Program Chairwoman.
Vendor Space Still Available For Fourth Best Chefs Night
The Washington Rock Girl Scout Council has announced that vendor space is still available for its Fourth Annual Best Chefs Night and Silent Auction. The event will be held at The Westwood, 438 North Avenue in Garwood, on Monday, March 15, from 6 to 9 p.m.
Vendors will provide samples of their cuisine while a silent auction and door prize drawings take place throughout the evening. Among the participating restaurants are Freshwater’s of Plainfield, Dick’s Dock of Metuchen, The Gourmet Deli of Cranford, and Rosa’s Ristorante of Summit.
Tickets are available for $30 in advance and $40 at the door, if available. Attendees must be over 18 to participate, and business attire is requested.
For more information or for tickets, please call Debra LampertRudman, Fund Development/Public Relations Director, at (908) 2323236, Extension No. 209.
All proceeds benefit the Washington Rock Girl Scout Council and its programs for girls in Union, Middlesex and Somerset Counties.
David Osborn Named To R.I.T. Dean’s List
WESTFIELD – David L. Osborn of Westfield has been named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 1998 quarter at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York.
David is a third-year student in the College of Applied Science and Technology. He is studying Mechanical Engineering Technology.
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Osborn of Westfield. He graduated Westfield High School in 1996.