Collins said commuter line would reduce traffic congestion.
Mayor Bob Collins
Monday, February 27, 2012
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Eight new members join emergency response unit.
The Borough of Kinnelon honored new members of its Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) at its Thursday night meeting with each new member receiving a Certificate of Achievement and a bag full of supplies that may be used in an emergency. The CERT team added eight new members, all residents of Kinnelon: Jim Collins, Tracy Collins, Frank Marceca, Anthony Mondello, Chris Mondello, Linda Thorpe, Bill Yago and Billy Yago. The new members will join current members Adam Barish, Jane Johnson, John Hurwitz, Jessica Barish, Dick Unger and Dee Unger. Adam Barish, who serves as the Assistant Chief of the Kinnelon Volunteer Fire Co., had nothing but kind words for the new CERT members, who are now trained in such aspects of emergency management as…
Friday, February 17, 2012
Mayor said he does not agree with governor's executive order.
Friday, January 13, 2012
Mayor said Masafumi Kondo was the first foreign dignitary to come to borough.
Masafumi Kondo, superintendent of the National Police Agency of Japan, visited the Kinnelon Police Department Thursday. Kondo, who specializes in counterterrorism, said the reason for his visit was to ensure that in the event a safety concern arose with a Japanese traveler from his jurisdiction, he would have a relationship with the local department. Kondo is stationed in New York City until April and has visited other departments, including, recently, the Carlstadt Police Department. Kondo met with Kinnelon Mayor Bob Collins, Kinnelon Police Chief John Finkle, Lt. John Schwartz, Councilman Gary Moleta, former Mayor Glenn Sisco and representatives of the Morris County Prosecutor's Office. According to Kondo, there are 250,000 police …
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Council reorganizes, but holds off on council committee appointments.
Mayor Bob Collins is confident, "it's going to be a good year for Kinnelon," as he told the borough council Monday night. The mayor and councilmen reflected on the last year and commented on their hopes for the future of the borough during the council's reorganization meeting. Returning councilmen Gary Moleta and Ron Mondello were sworn in, along with Kinnelon's fire chiefs, commissioners and borough committee members. Nearly every councilman, as well as the mayor, brought up the financial difficulties the borough was faced with this past year and will be faced with moving forward in their remarks. "A recession always hits the private sector first before it hits the public sector. Well, the bad news is, it's here," Mondello said. Mondello …
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Kinnelon mayor steps down from Morris County Open Space Trust Fund Committee.
Kinnelon Mayor Bob Collins was honored by the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders Monday for his achievements while serving as a representative and chairman of the Morris County Open Space Trust Fund Committee. Collins will be stepping down from the committee on Dec. 31. "During his three years on the commitee, 49 municipal and non-profit projects totaling 1,648 acres were preserved in Morris County with nearly $42 million in grant awards," the freeholders wrote in a resolution. Collins reviewed 57 applications that came before the committee during his time on the committee and has made funding recommendations to the board.
Friday, December 9, 2011
Clerk, attorney to draft job description.
The Borough of Kinnelon is planning to hire a full-time chief financial officer (CFO) with administrative responsibilities and unanimously agreed for the borough clerk and borough attorney to begin working on a job description for the position immediately. Salary will be depend on experience, Councilman and Finance Committee Chairman Stephen Cobell said. Mayor Bob Collins said the borough's current contract for CFO services will expire and that the borough needs to have a CFO appointed at the council's reorganization meeting Jan. 2. The council has also been considering hiring a consultant to take on some of the borough's administrative duties and Collins said the council should entertain the idea of creating a full-time, hybrid position …
Friday, December 2, 2011
Two lanes to be open during rush hour, construction to continue.
After more than three months of closure, the section of Kinnelon Road near Lake Rickabear will be open to traffic beginning at 3:30 p.m. Friday. Kinnelon Mayor Bob Collins said two lanes will be open during heavy rush hour traffic and one lane will be open during other times so that workers can continue with construction and installation of a new culvert on the roadway. Collins said construction is expected to be complete by the middle of December. "During the day, people with flags, when there's work going on, will basically be directing traffic," he said. The Morris County-owned road was closed after the road collapsed and left a hole in the roadway during the tropical storm that followed Hurricane Irene in August. A few Kinnelon …
Monday, October 31, 2011
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Kinnelon and Butler residents may not be hearing the signature phrase "trick-or-treat" Monday as both boroughs' celebrations of Halloween have been moved by officials to Friday night. Bloomingdale has decided to keep trick-or-treating on Halloween itself. Butler will be having a Halloween Fun Fest tonight at the Carey Avenue Firehouse from 3:30 to 7. Kinnelon Council President Jim Freda sent an announcement of the postponement via email to residents Sunday night and said due to down wires and trees, the mayor and council made the decision to move the event for the safety of the children. Tri-Boro Patch readers have expressed mixed emotions on the subject on our Facebook page. While some feel that Kinnelon is doing the right thing to …
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Officials in both postpone trick-or-treating until Friday. Bloomingdale not pushing it back.
Kinnelon and Butler officials are asking the boroughs' parents and children not to go trick-or-treating on Monday and instead observe Halloween on Friday. Bloomingdale has decided to keep trick-or-treating on Halloween itself. Kinnelon Mayor Bob Collins said Sunday night that he and the council decided to postpone the annual event in the borough for safety reasons as a result of Saturday's storm. "We're concerned about the safety of the kids and we want to make sure they have a great time on the holiday that was unfortunately somewhat compromised by weather," he said. Butler will be having a celebration on Halloween itself, as a Fun Fest will be held tonight at the Carey Avenue Firehouse from 3:30 to 7. Council President Jim Freda sent a …