CYAN YELLOW MAGENTA BLACK
TOWN OF WESTFIELD
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 November 23, 1999, and that the said Council will further consider the same for final passage on the 7th day of December, 1999 , 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.
Bernard A. Heeney Town Clerk
GENERAL ORDINANCE NO. AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE CODE OF THE TOWN OF WESTFIELD, CHAPTER 13, “MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC”, BY AMENDING CERTAIN PROVISIONS THEREOF
BE IT ORDAINED by the Town Council of the Town of Westfield in the County of Union that the Code of the Town of Westfield, Chapter 13, “Motor Vehicles and Traffic” be amended in the following particulars:
SECTION I. That Article V., Speed Limits, Section 13-50 “Established” be amended by adding the following:
Speed limits for both directions of traffic along East Broad Street between Springfield Avenue and Mountain Avenue is established at twenty five miles per hour.
SECTION II. In the event that any section, part or provision of this ordinance shall be held to be unconstitutional or invalid by any court, such holding shall not affect the validity of this ordinance as a whole, or any part thereof then the part held so held unconstitutional or invalid.
SECTION III. This ordinance shall take effect after passage and publication, as soon as, and in the manner provided by law and approval of the Commissioner of the Department of Transportation and the County of Union. 1 T – 11/25/99, The Leader Fee: $43.86
INVITATION TO BID FOR THE TAMAQUES PARK RESTROOM FACILITIES WESTFIELD, NEW JERSEY
Sealed proposals will be received by the Town of Westfield in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Building, 425 East Broad Street, Westfield, New Jersey, at 10:00 a.m. prevailing time on Monday, December 13, 1999 for the construction contract for this project.
Construction work will be performed under a single general construction contract, with the owner.
The work consists of demolition of existing storage shed and construction of new free standing toilet facilities as indicated on plans and specifications.
The work under this Proposal shall be completed within 60 calendar days from the signing of the Contract and includes furnishing all labor, materials and equipment necessary to complete the work in accordance with the drawings an specifications as prepared by Vincentsen Associates, LLP, Architects, 238 St. Paul Street, Westfield, New Jersey 07090. The Contract Documents for the proposed work may be procured on or after Monday, November 29, 1999, at the office of the Town Engineer, Public Works Building, 959 North Avenue West, Westfield, New Jersey, 07090, during regular working hours. Drawings and specifications will be furnished upon payment of Fifty Dollars for each set, which fee will be non-refundable to bidders, no partial sets will be furnished. Checks shall be drawn to the order of the Town of Westfield.
Proposals shall be in writing on the forms furnished and must be delivered at the place and before the hour above mentioned, and must be accompanied by a certified check or Bid bond payable to the Town of Westfield in the amount equal to at least ten percent (10%) of the base amount of the bid, but not less than $500.00 nor more than $20,000.00. Each bid must also be accompanied by a Surety Company Certificate stating that said Surety Company will provide the bidder with the required Performance Bond in the full amount of the Contract, by a Non-Collusion Affidavit and a Contractor’s Qualification Statement, and Statement of Ownership, on the forms included in and explained in the contract documents.
Bidders must be in compliance with all provisions of Chapter 127 P.L. 1975 supplement to the law against discrimination (Affirmative Action), with the New Jersey Local Public Contracts Law, and must pay workmen the prevailing wage rates promulgated by the New Jersey State Department of Labor and Industry for this project, copies of which are on file in the Office of the Town Engineer. The Mayor and Council of the Town of Westfield reserve the right to reject as irregular any bid submitted other than in strict accordance with the Instructions to Bidders and all applicable laws and reserve the right to waive any defects, irregularities or the failure to comply with any formalities or technicalities of the Instructions to Bidders and further reserve the right to reject any or all Bids if, in the interest of the Town, it is deemed advisable to do so.
Kenneth B. Marsh Town Engineer 1 T – 11/25/99, The Leader Fee:$65.28
Kimberley Haley Attends Coldwell’s ‘Elite Retreat’ JOB WELL DONE…Alex Perriello, President and Chief Executive Officer of
Coldwell Banker, greets Kimberley A. Haley, a sales associate with the company’s Westfield office, during Coldwell Banker’s “Elite Retreat” for top producers held recently in New York City.
WESTFIELD — Kimberley A. Haley of the Westfield office of Coldwell Banker recently attended the company’s “Elite Retreat,” a three-day conference held at the Hilton New York and Towers in New York City.
Only the top 2 percent of sales associates internationally qualify to attend this prestigious event as members of the company’s President’s Elite and President’s Circle. Invita
tions are extended to the company’s top producers who achieved outstanding sales volume.
“We are proud to honor Kimberley Haley and value her association with Coldwell Banker,” Alex Perriello, President and Chief Executive Officer of Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation, said. “The members of the President’s Elite and President’s Circle represent the very best of the Coldwell Banker system.”
Thames Water to Acquire E’town Water Company
WESTFIELD — Elizabethtown Water Co. announced Monday that it has entered into an agreement with Thames Water Plc (Thames Water) under which Thames Water has agreed, subject to certain conditions, to acquire Elizabethtown for $607 million, or $68 per share, in cash.
Thames Water will also assume the net debt of Elizabethtown (E’town), which was $341 million as of September 30. The acquisition will take the form of a merger of E’town with a newly formed subsidiary of Thames Water.
Andrew Chapman, President of E’town since May 1997 and a director of E’town since 1995, has agreed to lead E’town’s management team. He will retain his present job title.
E’town spokeswoman Erin Reilly noted that Thames will retain the Westfield administrative offices for E’town. Thames’ U.S. headquarters are located in Stamford, Conn.
Anne Evans Estabrook, Chairwoman of E’town since May 1997 and a director of E’town since 1985, will have an advisory role within Thames Water International.
“The Board of E’town believes that the offer by Thames Water is in the best interests of our shareholders, customers and employees who will all benefit from the advantages of E’town becoming part of a larger international company,” said Ms. Estabrook.
“The offer has the board’s full support and management looks forward to developing the business vigorously as part of Thames Water,” she said in a press released issued by E’town,” she continued.
William Alexander, Chief Executive of Thames Water said, “This transaction will reinforce our position as the leading company solely focused on providing water and wastewater operations and services around the world.
“Thames Water has been building its presence in the U.S. for some time and we have concluded that the scale and speed with which we can secure new business would be significantly enhanced by this acquisition. E’town has a proven track record, is well placed for growth and operates in a region with strong potential.”
E’town services a half million people in its service area, which includes sections of Union, Middlsex, Morris and Somerset Counties.
E’town is made up of two regulated water utilities (Elizabethtown Water Company and The Mount Holly Water Company), two non-regulated contract operations (Liberty Water Company and Edison Water Company), a regulated wastewater company (Applied Wastewater Management, Inc.), an engineering/operations business (Applied Water Management, Inc.) and a real estate company (E’town Properties, Inc.).
In the year ended December 31, 1998, E’town supplied 51 billion gallons of water to approximately 234,000 retail customers, serving a population of more than one million
people. For the twelve months ended September 30, E’town had revenue of $159.4 million, and net income of $24.5 million. E’town’s shareholders’ equity was $229 million as of September 30.
Thames Water is the third largest global water service provider with more than 21 million customers and 12,500 employees worldwide.
Thames Water currently serves a customer base of more than 9.8 million outside of the United Kingdom, and its international operations generated an operating profit of $33.8 million on sales of $104.9 million in the six months ended September 30.
The acquisition of E’town will constitute Thames Water’s most significant investment in the United States market and will make a major contribution to its international profile and spread of activities, company officials noted.
The United States is expected to provide opportunities for profitable growth in the water and wastewater market, particularly as municipal authorities are increasingly willing to outsource these operations to private companies.
Thames Water officials said the company intends to work closely with the E’town management team in order to support the future development of the company and to achieve the added value that will be generated by the combination of the two companies.
The acquisition requires the approval of E’town shareholders. This approval will be sought at a special shareholders meeting expected to be held during the first quarter of 2000.
The acquisition is also subject to approval by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and the United States antitrust authorities. These approvals are expected to be secured before the fourth quarter of 2000, E’town officials announced.
Westfield Town Bank Assets, Deposits Jump in Quarter
By PAUL J. PEYTON
Specially Written for The Westfield Leader and The Times
WESTFIELD – Concluding its first year of business, The Town Bank of Westfield has reported an increase of nearly 10 percent in its assets and a 12.2 percent hike in deposits, both as of September 30.
According to a report to shareholders issued October 21 by Chairman of the Board Ronald J. Frigerio and Bank President and Chief Operating Officer Robert W. Dowens, Sr., the bank’s total assets were $32,042,000, compared to $29,239,000 as of June 30.
Deposits rose to $26,960,000 from $24,031,000 for the same period.
In addition, outstanding loans rose to $9,327,000 from $8,361,000, an increase of $966,000, or 11.6 percent.
Mr. Dowens said The Town Bank’s main focus is to bring back community banking to the area.
The bank, for instance, does not have voice mail. Instead, employees answer the phones in order to provide quick responses to customers. The bank president has a desk on the main floor for customer access and tellers are always available.
“We have made an impact and we are continuing to grow. In the long
run we are going to be an integral part of the community of Westfield,” Mr. Dowens told The Westfield Leader during an interview last Friday.
Mr. Dowens noted that the bank also intends to introduce Internet banking and telephone banking over the next few years.
“So we are looking to combine the high tech side of what the younger generation is used to with the personal side (of banking),” he said.
In addition to better than anticipated financial numbers for the quarter, The Town Bank also launched three new products: Money Market Checking, Premium Money Market and Business Money Market Accounts.
The bank also is offering a special interest rate on statement savings and passbook accounts through the remainder of the year. The promotion is part of the bank’s first year anniversary celebration.
In terms of the bank’s ATMs, bank customers pay no additional fees for this service. The machines are accessible solely by Town Bank account holders.
The bank is the first independent bank to locate in Westfield in over 70 years.
BANKING ON THE COMMUNITY…The Town Bank of Westfield recently celebrated its one-year anniversary as the town’s first hometown bank in 70 years. During the day’s festivities, which included entertainment, refreshments, customer account specials and a grand prize drawing, the bank presented a donation to Westfield Boy Scout Troop 72. From left to right are: Robert W. Dowens, Sr., President and Chief Executive Officer of The Town Bank of Westfield; Dr. Ralph Maines, Scoutmaster of Westfield Boy Scout Troop No. 72, who accepted a donation on behalf of the troop, and Ronald J. Frigerio, Chairman of the bank’s Board of Directors. Chamber of Commerce, DWC
Offer Westfield Gift Coin
WESTFIELD – The Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Westfield Corporation are continuing to make available the Westfield Gift Coin, which is redeemable at over 60 Westfield businesses.
This specially minted coin, valued at $25, is a Westfield gift certificate
and may be used for shopping, services and dining. The coin allows the recipients to choose their own gift at any participating business.
The coins are cast in heavy bronze and individually numbered. Each coin is packaged in a gold box with a card listing participating businesses where the coin can be redeemed. There is no expiration date for their use.
Westfield Gift Coins can be purchased for $25 each at Summit Bank, Scott Shoes, Backroom Antiques, The Westfield Leader, Westfield Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Westfield Corporation Office, all in Westfield.
For additional information, please call (908) 233-3021.
Westfield Chamber Presents Annual Holiday Ornament
WESTFIELD — The Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce has introduced the 11th annual Westfield Holiday Ornament for 1999.
The ornament commemorates the Rorden Building, a distinctive building known as Westfield’s “Flatiron” building on the corner of Elm and Quimby Streets. The building is located in the heart of downtown Westfield, and has been a landmark for many years.
Virginia and Warren Rorden, who own the building, were honored this year by the Westfield Chamber at their Anniversary Dinner and Faith In Westfield Awards Ceremony.
The ornament ball is blue, with a depiction of the building in white.
Local artist Richard Rehbein, of Cranford, created the original design of the building for the Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce. He is a freelance artist who attended the School of Visual Arts is New York.
The 1999 Westfield ornaments, a limited edition, are on sale for $8 each at these Chamber member locations: Backroom Antiques, Brunner Opticians, Burgdorff Realtors, Coldwell Banker Realtors, First Union Bank, Fleet Bank, Haven Savings Bank, PNC Bank, Print Tech, Scott Shoes, Summit Bank, Town Book Store, and The Westfield Leader, as well as the Chamber office.
A limited number of earlier years are also available through the Chamber office. They include the 1991 Mindowaskin Park bandstand; 1992 Westfield Fire House; 1994 Bi-Centennial logo; 1995 Miller Cory House Museum; 1997 Rialto Theatre; and
1998 Broad Street Scene/Chamber 50th Anniversary. The 1989, 1990, 1993, and 1996 editions are completely sold out.
Prudential’s Degnan Boyle Announces Sales Honors
WESTFIELD — Scotch Plains resident Marge Cuccaro has been named Prudential New Jersey Realty’s Westfield Office Sales As
sociate of the Month for October.
Ms. Cuccaro has earned New Jersey Association of Realtors’ Million Dollar Sales Club honors at the Silver Level in 1997 and 1998.
According to Bernadette Houston, Manager of the Westfield office, Ms. Cuccaro is known for her indepth knowledge of real estate markets in the greater Westfield area.
Larry Kraft earned the Sales Associate of the Month award at Pruden
tial New Jersey Realty’s Westfield Office for September.
Mr. Kraft has earned numerous awards in his career, including the New Jersey Association of Realtors
(NJAR) 1998 Million Dollar Sales Club.
A resident of Union, Mr. Kraft covers communities throughout Union County and Suburban Essex.
Mr. Kraft was the first agent at Prudential New Jersey Realty’s Westfield Office to earn eCertification, a special designation in the Prudential network, which signifies successful advanced training in using Internet technology for real estate work.
Marge Cuccaro Larry Kraft
WESTFIELD – Susan D’Arecca, a veteran sales associate with the
Westfield office of Coldwell Banker was among the company’s top producing agents named to the 1998 NJAR Million Dollar Club. This marks the 14th time that Ms. D’Arecca has earned such an achievement. Currently celebrating her 15th year in real estate, Ms. D’Arecca has been a member of the NJAR Million Dollar Club for more than 10 years consecutively and has thus qualified for the NJAR Distinguished Sales Club for her consistent sales success. She is also a member of Coldwell Banker’s President’s Circle.
A Certified Corporate Property Specialist, Ms D’Arecca, a Mountainside resident, also provides expert service specifically targeted to the needs of corporate property clients throughout the region.
* * * * * For the seventh time sine 1990,
B a r b a r a Wyciskala of C o l d w e l l Banker’s Westfield office has been named to the NJAR Million Dollar Club. Membership to the Million Dollar Club is presented to sales associates who achieve a considerable level of success throughout the calendar year.
Ms. Wyciskala, a Cranford resident, is also a member of Coldwell
Coldwell Banker Realtors Tell Awards, New Associate
Banker’s President’s Club, placing her among the top 10 percent of the company’s sales force throughout the New York Metropolitan region. Furthermore, Ms Wyciskala’s success earned her an invitation to Coldwell Banker’s International Business Conference this past Spring in San Diego, Calif.
* * * * * Sales associate Duncan Smythe of Coldwell Banker’s Westfield office
was named to the 1998 NJAR Million Dollar Club.
Having joined the Westfield sales office in 1995, Mr. Smythe has been named to the Million Dollar Club twice in the past three years. Mr. Smythe currently resides in Westfield and is active in his community participating as a member of the Westfield Rescue Squad among other activities.
* * * * * Sales associate Mary Rovito has
joined the Westfield sales office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.
Ms. Rovito, a real estate agent with over 14 years in the business, was formerly associated with the c o m p a n y ’s Scotch Plains office.
A real estate professional since 1985, Ms. Rovito, an Edison resident, specializes in helping clients with their real estate needs throughout Union and Middlesex counties.
Mary Rovito Susan D’Arecca
B. Wyciskala D. Smythe
Burgdorff ERA Recognizes Joyce Taylor for Sales Success
WESTFIELD — Joyce Taylor, a Sales Associate with the Westfield office of Burgdorff ERA Realtors, has been named Salesperson of the Month for October, with five units sold.
Ms. Taylor is a member of the New Jersey Association of Realtors (NJAR) Million Dollar Sales Club. She achieved Bronze Level from 1977 through 1987 and the Silver Level from 1988 through 1998. Because of her consistent production, Ms. Tay
lor has been a member of the State’s Distinguished Sales Club since 1993.
“This achievement takes unfaltering dedication, hard work and perseverance every day. We are truly pleased and delighted to have this consistent top producer on our team,” stated Jean T. Massard, Vice President and Manager of the Burgdorff ERA Westfield Office.
Ms. Taylor may be reached through her direct line at (908) 233-6417.
RAISING FUNDS…Andy Calamaras, President of the Fanwood-Scotch Plains Rotary Club and Lauren Birns, Co-Chairperson with Dr. Jim Checchio, announced the club’s Annual “Share-in-Youth” fundraising campaign. Tickets may be purchased from any Rotary member. The drawing will be held on Wednesday, December 8. The program raises funds for local youth activities and for programs that are important to the community. Organizations helped are the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Y, Tiny Tim Fund, CONTACT We Care, Scotch PlainsFanwood High School Leadership, Fanwood Community Foundation, RESOLVE and the Dave Ringle Scholarship Fund. The Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at the Park Place Restaurant in Scotch Plains.
Recent Home Sales WESTFIELD
Kerry and Debra Gelb to Nicholas A. and Valerie J. Rogers, 34 Fair Hill Road, $667,500.
Daniel C. and Sandra L. Frantz to Mary Ellen Ball, 1053 Lawrence Avenue, $875,000.
David and Judith Zane to James M. and Gail L. Marner, 526 Bradford Avenue, $410,000.
Laurence F. and Margaret M. Greene to Lance E. and Robin Tupper, 119 Jefferson Avenue, $412,500.
Claire R. Capalbo to Steven Raymond and Heidi Hill Topczewski, 514 St. Marks Avenue, $353,000.
George and Jeffrey Yastine, co-executors of Estate of Helen Yastine to Paul M. and Mary Eileen Davis, 1143 South Avenue, West, $122,500.
Philip S. and Cynthia A. Goldweitz to David and Jill Schlenger, 236 Hyslip Avenue, $369,000.
Manny and Gail H. Erlich to Peter G. and Lucia M. McGovern, 321 St. John’s Place, $475,000.
Ira B. and Brenda M. Skolnick to Philip S. and Cynthia A. Goldweitz, 641
Knollwood Terrace, $525,000. Darod Realty Company to Thomas J. Decker, 507 Westfield Avenue, $618,200.
Alfred J. Moskal to Peter Jacobello and Elizabeth Ann Fealy, 751 Fairacres Avenue, $379,000.
Edna B. Hefferman to Ronald Synder and Jennifer A. Romano-Snyder, 839 Nancy Way, $415,000.
Benjamin N. and Bella P. Klein, Trustees of the revocable living trust to Michael P. and Janine P. Culnan, 224 Avon Road, $279,900.
Surene Limited Partnership to Arthur J. and Linda DiBenedetto, 115 Sycamore Street, $315,000.
Michael Mahoney to Carl O. and Robin M. Kirna, 185 Tudor Oval, $450,000.
David L. and Susan B. Bercaw to Bhupen and Shephali Mistry, 108 Summit Court, $300,000.
William and Lisa Pietrucha to Joseph C. and Ellen E. Oliveri, 325 Virginia Street, $227,000.
Margaret E. and Donald M. Hubsch to Ronald Posyton, 110 Barchester Way, $448,000.
Covering Fanwood, Mountainside, Scotch Plains and Westfield, Union County, New Jersey (NJ)