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Minutes of Commissioners Meeting   -   February 9, 2011

Note: Complete Meeting Appears on CD #4-11 on File in the Wildwood Crest, NJ Borough Clerk’s Office February 9, 2011
Wildwood Crest, NJ

Prior to the opening of the meeting, Mr. Groon led those present in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

 

The meeting of the Board of Commissioners, Borough of Wildwood Crest, Cape May County , New Jersey , was held in the Municipal Court Room at 9:30 a.m.  On roll call the following answered to their names:

Gould - Cabrera – Groon – Yes

 

Mr. Groon read the following statement:  In compliance with the Open Public Meeting Act, Chapter 231, P.L. 1975, the notice requirements have been satisfied as to the time, place and date of holding said meeting by posting notice on the bulletin board in the Borough Hall and by mailing same to the Gazette-Leader, the Herald and The Press on November 29, 2010.

 

Mr. Groon next announced the one-way in and the one-way out method of ingress and egress in case of emergency.

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE BY TITLE ONLY:

ORDINANCE NO. 1120

ORDINANCE TO ESTABLISH CAP BANK FOR

CY2011 PURSUANT TO N.J.S.A. 40A:4-45.14

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that Ordinance No. 1120 be passed on first reading, advertised according to law, be brought up for second and final reading and public hearing on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 467-11

(Authorizing a refund overpayment on property taxes to Schmidt, Gregory and Carla, in the amount of $1,347.47 for property situated at Block/Lot 65.03-4-C0305)

 

RESOLUTION NO. 468-11

(Authorizing a refund overpayment on property taxes to Clay, Edward L., et als, in the amount of $1,612.40 for property situated at Block/Lot 97.01-1-C7500)

 

RESOLUTION NO. 469-11

(Authorizing a refund overpayment on property taxes to Benedetto, Anthony, in the amount of $2,154.66 for property situated at Block/Lot 117.02-3.02)

 

RESOLUTION NO. 470-11

(Authorizing a refund overpayment on property taxes to Benedetto, Anthony and Diane, in the amount of $2,201.76 for property situated at Block/Lot 118.02-7-C0402)

 

Prior to the motion, it was explained that the reason for the refunds was due to duplicate payments from property owners and mortgage companies.

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that the foregoing Resolutions be adopted.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 471-11

(Authorizing certain transfers between 2010 Budget appropriation reserves in the total amount of $2,000)

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that the foregoing Resolution be adopted.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 472-11

(Authorizing purchase off State Contract of one 2011 Ford Crown Victoria police vehicle)

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that the foregoing Resolution be adopted.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 473-11

(Authorizing issuance of a Special Event Permit to Kevin Metz for the purpose of holding a wedding ceremony at Heather Road beach pier on October 2, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon)

 

Mr. Cabrera motioned, seconded by Mrs. Gould, that the foregoing Resolution be adopted.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 474-11

(Authorizing issuance of a Special Event Permit to the Life Rolls On Foundation for the purpose of holding an Adaptive Surfing Program on the beach at Rambler Road on June 18, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that the foregoing Resolution be adopted.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 475-11

(Authorizing the dedication of the park formerly known as Rosemary Road Park as the “ Coleman-Callahan Veterans Park ”)

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that the foregoing Resolution be adopted.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 476-11

(Authorizing an ambulance transport overpayment refund in the amount of $118.05 to Bryan J. Semkuley)

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that the foregoing Resolution be adopted.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 477-11

(Authorizing the Wildwood Crest Police Department to submit a grant application to the U.S. Dept. of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, for a FY2011 Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies and Enforcement of Protection Orders, in the amount of $250,000 with zero match dollars)

 

Mr. Cabrera motioned, seconded by Mrs. Gould, that the foregoing Resolution be adopted.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that all bills properly authorized, as submitted, be paid.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

There were no developments to report concerning the Phase 2 Rambler Road Park Project..

 

With regard to the Crest Pier Roof Renovations, it was reported that the Borough was waiting for the contractor to do an inspection to provide a working estimate with costs & scope of services.

 

Concerning the Dune and Vegetation Maintenance Plan, it was reported that dune fencing had been installed on the beach. Thereafter, planting of dune grass will commence, to be completed by April 1, 2011. It was also reported that several motels had requested to be included in the dune maintenance program discussions, including the Adventurer & Fleur De Lis among others.

 

There was a discussion regarding various volunteer boards and commissions. A request was made to consider a “combined” Planning and Zoning Board, effective January 1, 2012. The Clerk requested that the Solicitor review the statutes to determine how that would be accomplished.

 

With regard to the Ambulance Corps building, it was reported that a pay-off figure had been received from the mortgage company. It was the unanimous opinion of the governing body, on advice from the Solicitor, that an ordinance be drafted for introduction at the February 23, 2011 Commission meeting, to address the issue of title reversion and to fund the purchase.

 

In conjunction with the Resolution adopted earlier in the meeting regarding the re-naming of the Rosemary Road Park to the Coleman-Callahan Veterans Park , it was reported that the official dedication will take place on Memorial Day (2011) weekend.

 

Nancy Pietropaoli, 6002 Seaview Avenue , inquired as to the status of the library renovations. She was advised that the Commissioners could not discuss the matter at this time as the County was in negotiations with the owner of a potential site. She was also advised that the library will remain a County library branch if the purchase is made.

 

There being no further public comments, THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 478-11

(Closed session: for potential litigation involving beach replenishment projects)

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that the foregoing Resolution be adopted.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

Upon returning from closed session, there being no further matters for discussion, Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that the meeting be adjourned.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

Dated:        February 23, 2011

Kevin M. Yecco, Borough Clerk

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