Kenilworth Approves Police Promotions, Honors Community Members

In a recent Kenilworth Borough Council meeting, members of the community and council came together to approve key departmental promotions, recognize outstanding community service, and deliberate on pressing municipal issues. The session was marked by the elevation of police officers to new ranks, the honoring of volunteers for their contributions, and the discussion concerning the acquisition of new garbage trucks.

The Kenilworth Police Department witnessed significant advancement within its ranks. Officers Travis DZ, Brian Pickton, and Ryan Kernan were promoted to sergeants, while Lieutenant Edward Pastor and Captain Paul Campelli took their respective oaths. Ryan Kernan’s rise to sergeant is of particular note as he represents the third generation of his family to serve in the Kenilworth Police Department. The chief of police, Fred Su, praised the newly promoted officers for their service and leadership. The council and attendees at the meeting expressed their appreciation with congratulations for the accomplishments of these officers.

The council’s agenda also included moments of recognition for exceptional community service. Volunteers Shirley Boon Maxwell and Ray Morrow received the honor of volunteers of the year. Boon Maxwell’s involvement with the municipal Alliance and the Kenilworth Historical Society, along with Morrow’s service as a volunteer EMT with the Kenilworth Rescue Squad, earned them this distinction. Their dedication to the community was acknowledged and celebrated by the council.

A letter from Dorothia Kack was read, informing the council about the passing of historian Michael Yenko, whose life and contributions to Kenilworth were remembered. The council also acknowledged the work of employees of the year, Lisa Wood and Dominic Lor, for their exceptional service.

The meeting proceeded with discussions on various committee reports and updates. The finance committee highlighted the challenges of managing the budget, which could necessitate cuts in services. Issues such as bulk waste collection were raised, along with the need to manage municipal finances prudently. The Department of Public Works reported on their response to recent sewer emergencies and snow events, while the Department of Public Safety provided an update on the police department’s activities, including call responses, training hours, and traffic summonses issued.

The fire department’s activities were also detailed, including responses to calls, mileage, and man-hours utilized in February. The procurement of a $40,000 grant for fire equipment was announced. Meanwhile, the Recreation Councilman shared updates on local sports and recreational activities, such as basketball playoffs, the townwide Easter egg hunt, and upcoming summer camp registrations.

The Education, Health, and Human Services Councilwoman urged residents to contribute to food donations and highlighted the progress of projects in Kenilworth schools, senior center events, and library activities.

One discussion ensued regarding the need to replace two garbage trucks due to mechanical issues. The council weighed the financial implications and the urgency of the purchase, as delaying could result in increased costs and extended timelines for production. Discussions also addressed the potential auctioning of old trucks, financing options for the new trucks, and the drafting of a letter of intent, contingent on review by the borough attorney. An amendment to the agenda included a resolution for the purchase of the trucks, a move aimed at maintaining the borough’s operational efficiency.

Further administrative matters included the final adoption of an ordinance to consolidate work sessions and regular meetings in an effort to streamline municipal proceedings. The public comment period brought attention to municipal equipment needs and other concerns from residents.

Note: This meeting summary was generated by AI, which can occasionally misspell names, misattribute actions, and state inaccuracies. This summary is intended to be a starting point and you should review the meeting record linked above before acting on anything you read. If we got something wrong, let us know. We’re working every day to improve our process in pursuit of universal local government transparency.
Linda Karlovitch
City Council Officials:
John Zimmerman, Joseph Finistrella, William “Billy” Mauro, Savino Scorese, Toni Giordano Picerno, Patrick Boyle

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