On Wednesday, January 3, 2018 Linda Karlovitch and Lawrence Clementi were sworn in to serve 3-year terms on the Borough of Kenilworth Council. On January 10th, Robert Schielke was sworn in to serve the unexpired council seat of Peter Corvelli who was elected as Union County Sheriff in the November 2017 General Election.
Councilwoman Linda Karlovitch is a lifelong resident of Kenilworth. She attended both Harding School and Brearley Regional High School. She was first appointed to a vacant council seat in August 2017 and was elected for a three year term in November 2017 General Election.
Councilman Robert Schielke was sworn in on January 10,, 2018 to fill the unexpired seat of Peter Corvelli. Schielke will run for a 3-year term in the next General Election to be held in November 2018. He owns the Schielke Insurance Agency located in Cranford, NJ. He previously served the Borough as Emergency Management Coordinator and has been a member of the Planning and Zoning Board.
Coulcilman Schielke moved to Kenilworth 26 years ago from the Bay area of California to take a job in NYC. He joined the Navy straight out of high school. He attended Boot Camp and “A” school in San Diego, CA. He spent his entire time as a Radioman, which is a communication specialist. He keeps in close contact with about 20 of servicemen that served onboard at the same time. He stated “We make it a point to get together (reunion) every two years. We have all supported each other over the past 30 years since we served together.” It is customary for the Mayor to swear in new Council Members. However in chatting with the Captain of the ship he served on 30 years ago, David Krieger (USN, Retired) USS FLINT (AE-32), the Captain volunteered to fly up from Tampa and preform the ceremony.