Message From Kenilworth’s Mayor

March 2017

March is upon us, and hopefully we will be having nice weather coming soon!
One thing I like to talk about is Recycling, I know the last few months have been trying and I thank you all for being patient and supportive. We are now working on a steady schedule of a bi-weekly pickup separating north side and south side. This is basically like the schedule you are all used to. This month’s schedule will be as follows March 7 is north side, March 14 is south side, March 21 is north side and March 28 will be south side again. We will be updating our calendar’s and will be getting the yearly schedule. Once again thank you residents for getting the word out to some who didn’t get the reverse 911 phone messages or weren’t on social media pages in our effort to get everyone the information.
Which brings me to another topic. Kenilworth utilizes the Swift 911 system to get information via landline phone or to cell phones if you wish. Sign up is free and is located on our Kenilworth Borough website.  Our goal is to get everyone signed up and we will have information and a sign-up center at the Seniors so we can help those who might be confused as how to do it. In times of crisis, the ability to get information quickly and accurately is imperative, this system allows the authorities to do reach as many people as possible.
The Kenilworth Calendar is full this month here are some important dates and events coming up:
March 1: Ash Wednesday
March 4: Kenilworth Rescue Squad Fundraiser at the VFW. Look for flyers around town or ask any Fire Department or Rescue Squad member for details.
March 11: The Kenilworth Historical Society will be having a fundraising bus trip to Mohegan Sun
March 12: Daylight Savings Time, turn forget to turn the clocks back.
March 17: St. Patrick’s Day
March 19: The Rabies Clinic for Dogs and Cats 11-1 at the Fire Department on 491 Washington Ave.
March 21: “Soups-on” soup tasting event from 6-8 pm at the Senior center.
As always visit our website for more details about these events and more.
Our stores and businesses are an integral part of our community, please take time to shop and visit and often as you can.
Thank you to our many volunteers in town, everyday people, taking time out of their busy schedules to make a difference in town. Our Fire Department and Rescue Squad is second to none and I am very proud of the people I serve with.
I would also like to thank our municipal employees for doing a great job, everyone from the clerks to the DPW, you’re the gears that keep the machine running. Special thanks to our Police for being out there 24-7, 365 days a year keeping our town safe. Just recently Sgt Mike Scaniello and Off Ryan Kiernan apprehended a subject with a loaded gun, scary how close things are nowadays, but I’m glad we have such dedicated people keeping watch over our community.
Please stay safe Kenilworth!

God Bless you all and God Bless America