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Kenilworth's official website. Here you
can find information about our local government, access to town services and
departments. News and updates on special
activities are also listed on this website.
is a wonderful small town located in Union County. It is about two square miles containing about
eight thousand citizens who work together to make our community special and
welcoming. We are fortunate with great parks, vibrant small businesses and
restaurants with delightful food.
I am privileged
to serve as Mayor. I along with all the
Borough Council and all the town employees are here to help you and try to
improve the quality of life in Kenilworth, by providing the best public and
customer service. These efforts help to
make our town a great place to live and work. I encourage our citizens to attend town meetings where you can share
your ideas, suggestions, and concerns.
I grew up in
Kenilworth and even though our town has grown and changed since my childhood it
has retained its unique nature. Now,
with my wife and children, I once again discover its charms. I hope your experiences will be similar.
The longest day of the year is behind us and the end of the school year is past. We are now in the summer season.I am sure everyone has summer plans. Here are some of the events the town has planned.
There will be two town meetings scheduled for the remainder of the summer. One will be on July 9 and the other will be August 27. Both meetings will begin at 8:00 pm. Each town meeting has a work session the day before at 7:30 pm.
August 7 will be the annual Kenilworth Library fest which will run from 5:30 to 7:00. There will be a magician, juggler, and a balloon artist. The Bard on the Boulevard program at the Kenilworth Library will continue on Monday July 28 with Cymbeline and Pericles on Thursday August 14.
Both programs start at 7:30 pm.
The Kenilworth Fire Department and Rescue Squad will hold their annual Carnival in the
Saint Theresa school parking lot. It will run from August 18 through August 23 weather permitting.
I remember during my school years that the arrival of the carnival was bittersweet. I loved going there with my family but I knew that the start of the school year was very soon. Yet I would have a summer full of memories to get me through the school year.
I hope everyone has a wonderful summer. May many fond memories be created.
Mayor Scott Klinder
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
Kick-Off Monday, August 4th
FOR EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT NEEDED: PLEASE CONTACT EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
OFFICER - ROBERT SCHIELKE - (973) 615 9072 or OEM@kenilworthnj.org
HELP STOCK YOUR LOCAL FOOD PANTRY
Non-perishable goods and gift cards to any supermarket can be left in the
Cry Room at St. Theresa's Church after any Mass.
Monday - Friday donations can be dropped off at the Rectory (9 am - 5 pm)
Supermarket gift cards and or check donations (payable to St. Theresa's) can be mailed to:
Social Concerns, c/o The Church of St. Theresa, 541 Washington Ave, Kenilworth, NJ 07033
If you are in need of food, you can contact the Rectory at 908-272-4444, they will arrange
for a volunteer to meet you at the pantry.
All identities of people receiving assistance are kept confidential!
2014 Final/2015 Preliminary Tax Bills are in the mail!
If you do not receive your bill, please contact the
Tax/Finance office at 908-276-5800 or 908-276-5801
3rd Quarter Property Taxes
Due August 1st
SPECIAL UNION COUNTY WASTE COLLECTION EVENT
Household special waste collection - outdated/unwanted household chemicals, mercury thermostats, propane tanks & automobile tires 9 am to 2 pm UC Vocational-Technical School, 1776 Raritan Rd, Scotch Plains.
AA complete list of items that will be accepted is available at the Union County Bureau of Recycling and Planning website: www.ucnj.org/recycle
Up coming Events
and Special Announcements
Next regular council meeting:
August 27, 2014 at 8:00 pm
workshop meeting is on August 26, 2014
at 7:30 pm
View all council meetings:
The next Bard on the Boulevard program
at the Kenilworth Library:
Pericles - Thursday, August 14th
performances start at 7:30 pm
KENILWORTH LIBRARY FEST
will be held on Thursday, August 7th
from 5:30 - 7:00 pm
come join us for a night of fun!
COMMUNITY-WIDE GARAGE SALE
Sponsored by the Historical Society
will be held October 4th & 5th
Registration deadline: Sept. 25th
Applications are available in the
KENILWORTH FIRE DEPARTMENT'S
CARNIVAL - AUG. 18-23
Pay 1 Price nights: Mon, Tues, Thurs & Sat
Hours M-F 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm