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Minutes of Commissioners Meeting   -   June 8, 2011

Note:  Complete Meeting Appears on CD #12-11 on File in the Wildwood Crest, NJ Borough Clerk’s Office June 8, 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.

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that Ordinance No. 1127 be placed on second reading and final passage by title only.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE BY TITLE ONLY:

ORDINANCE NO. 1127

ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR ASSISTANCE TO THE COUNTY OF CAPE MAY, NEW JERSEY, IN ESTABLISHING A FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY IN THE BOROUGH OF WILDWOOD CREST, IN THE COUNTY OF CAPE MAY, NEW JERSEY, AND MAKING AN APPROPRIATION OF $50,000 THEREFOR FROM MONIES AVAILABLE IN CAPITAL FUND BALANCE OF THE BOROUGH.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE BOROUGH OF WILDWOOD CREST, IN THE COUNTY OF CAPE MAY , NEW JERSEY , AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1.               The purpose described in Section 2 of this ordinance is hereby authorized by the Borough of Wildwood Crest, New Jersey (the “Borough”), and there is hereby appropriated therefor the sum of $50,000 from moneys available in Capital Fund Balance of the Borough.

Section 2.               The purpose hereby authorized and for the financing of which the appropriation is made as provided in Section 1 of this ordinance is the assistance to the County of Cape May (the “County”) and the Cape May County Library Commission (the “Commission”) in establishing a free public library in the Borough, including the acquisition by the County of land located in the Borough at 6300 Atlantic Avenue for use for such free public library, all in accordance with a contract relating thereto among the Borough, the County and the Commission a draft of which is on file in the office of the Borough Clerk and pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40:33-13.2b and N.J.S.A. 40:54-35 and other applicable law.

Section 3.               The capital budget or temporary capital budget of the Borough is hereby amended to conform with the provisions of this ordinance to the extent of any inconsistency herewith and the resolutions promulgated by the Local Finance Board showing all detail of the amended capital budget or temporary capital budget and capital program as approved by the Director, Division of Local Government Services, are on file with the Borough Clerk and are available for public inspection.

Section 4.               This ordinance shall take effect after publication after final passage as provided by law.

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that a public hearing be held on Ordinance No. 1127.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

Nancy Pietropaoli, 6002 Seaview Avenue , inquired as to whether a new library is being developed and will be moved to a new location. Mr. Groon responded that the County is moving forward with completing all of the details, and the new location for the library will be the old Masonic Lodge. He cautioned that the matter is not finalized since both the County Library Commission and County Freeholders have not voted on it. Ms. Pietropaoli inquired as to a timeline. She was advised that the anticipated completion date for the library was around Easter of 2013.

 

There being no further public comments, Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that the public hearing on Ordinance No. 1127 be closed.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Groon, that Ordinance No. 1127 be passed on second and final reading and advertised according to law.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that Ordinance No. 1128 be placed on second reading and final passage by title only.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE BY TITLE ONLY:

ORDINANCE NO. 1128

BOND ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO THE MUNICIPAL BUILDING KNOWN AS CREST PIER RECREATION CENTER, IN AND BY THE BOROUGH OF WILDWOOD CREST, COUNTY OF CAPE MAY, NEW JERSEY, APPROPRIATING $1,500,000 THEREFOR AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $1,428,500 BONDS OR NOTES OF THE BOROUGH FOR FINANCING SAID IMPROVEMENTS

 

 

 

         BE IT ORDAINED by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, in the County of Cape May, New Jersey, (not less than two-thirds of all of the members thereof affirmatively concurring) as follows:

 

         SECTION 1:  The improvements described in Section 3 of this Bond Ordinance are hereby authorized to be undertaken by the Borough of Wildwood Crest, New Jersey as general improvements.  For the said improvement(s) or purpose(s) stated in said Section 3, there is hereby appropriated the sum of $1,500,000, said sum being inclusive of all appropriations heretofore made therefor and including the sum of $71,500 as the down payment for said improvement(s) or purpose(s) required by law and now available therefor by virtue of provision in a previously adopted budget or budgets of the Borough for down payment or for capital improvement purposes.

 

         SECTION 2:  For the financing of said improvement or purpose to meet the part of said $1,500,000 appropriation not provided for by application hereunder of said down payment, negotiable bonds of the Borough are hereby authorized to be issued in the principal amount of $1,428,500 pursuant to the Local Bond Law of New Jersey. In anticipation of the issuance of said bonds and to temporarily finance said improvement or purpose, negotiable notes of the Borough in the principal amount not exceeding $1,428,500 are hereby authorized to be issued pursuant to and within the limitations prescribed by said Law.

 

         SECTION 3:  a) The improvement(s) hereby authorized and the purpose(s) for which the financing of said obligation(s) is to be issued, the appropriation made for and estimated cost of such purpose(s), and the estimated maximum amount of bonds or notes to be issued for such purpose(s), including all work and materials related thereto, is as follows:

 

Improvement or Purpose

Appropriation and
Estimated Cost

Estimated Maximum
Amount of Bonds or 
Notes

Useful
Life

(a)  Improvements to the municipally owned building known as Crest Pier Recreation Center, consisting of the removal and replacement of  the existing roof; replacement of exterior siding at various locations of the building, inclusive of new insulation throughout the building as deemed necessary; and upgrading of the building’s mechanical system, including but not limited to the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system, together with all the work and materials necessary therefor or incidental thereto, all as shown on and in accordance with the plans and specifications therefor on file, or to be filed, in the Office of the Borough Clerk $1,500,000.00 $1,428,500.00 20 years


        
b)  The estimated maximum amount of bonds or notes to be issued for said purpose is $1,428,500.

 

         c)  The estimated cost of said purpose is $1,500,000, the excess thereof over the said estimated maximum amount of bonds or notes to be issued therefor being the amount of the said $71,500 down payment for said purpose.

 

         SECTION 4:  The following additional matters are hereby determined, declared, recited and stated:

 

         a)  The said purpose described in Section 3 of this bond ordinance is not a current expense and is a property or improvement which the Borough may lawfully acquire or make as a general improvement, and no part of the cost thereof has been or shall be specially assessed on property specially benefited thereby.

 

         b)  The period of usefulness of said purpose within the limitations of said Local Bond Law, according to the reasonable life thereof computed from the date of the said bonds authorized by this bond ordinance, is twenty (20) years.

 

         c)  The supplemental debt statement required by said Law has been duly made and filed in the office of the Director of the Division of Local Government Services in the Department of Community Affairs of the State of New Jersey, and such statement shows that the gross debt of the Borough as defined in said Law is increased by the authorization of the bonds and notes provided for in this bond ordinance by $1,428,500, and the said obligations authorized by this bond ordinance will be within all debt limitations prescribed by said law.

 

         d)  An aggregate amount not exceeding $275,000 for interest on said obligations, costs of issuing said obligations, engineering costs and other items of expense listed in and permitted under Section 40A:2-20 of said Law may be included as part of the cost of said improvement and is included in the foregoing estimate thereof.

 

         SECTION 5:  All bond anticipation notes issued hereunder shall mature at such time as may be determined by the Chief Financial Officer of the Borough; provided that no note shall mature later than one (1) year from its issue date. The notes shall bear interest at such rate or rates and be in such form as may be determined by the Chief Financial Officer of the Borough. The Chief Financial Officer of the Borough shall determine all matters in connection with notes issued pursuant to this Bond Ordinance and the signature of the Chief Financial Officer of the Borough upon the notes shall be conclusive evidence as to all such determinations. All notes issued hereunder may be renewed from time to time subject to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40A:2-8. The Chief Financial Officer is hereby authorized to sell part or all of the notes from time to time at public or private sale and to deliver same to the purchaser thereof upon receipt of payment of the purchase price plus accrued interest from their date to the date of delivery thereof. The Chief Financial Officer of the borough is directed to report in writing to the Board of Commissioners at the meeting next succeeding the date when any sale or delivery of the notes pursuant to this Bond Ordinance is made. Such report must include the principal amount, interest rate and maturities of the note sold, the price obtained and the name of the purchasers.

 

         SECTION 6:  The full faith and credit of the Borough are hereby pledged to the punctual payment of the principal of and interest on the said obligations authorized by this bond ordinance. Said obligations shall be direct, unlimited obligations of the Borough, and the Borough shall be obligated to levy ad valorem taxes upon all the taxable property within the borough for the payment of said obligations and interest thereon without limitation of rate or amount.

 

         SECTION 7:  The capital budget or temporary capital budget of the borough is hereby amended to conform with the provisions of this ordinance to the extent of any inconsistency herewith and the resolutions promulgated by the Local Finance Board showing all detail of the amended capital budget or temporary capital budget and the capital program as approved by the Director, Division of Local Government Services, are on file with the Borough Clerk and are available for public inspection.

 

         SECTION 8:  This bond ordinance shall take effect twenty (20) days after the first publication thereof after final adoption, as provided by said Local Bond Law.

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that a public hearing be held on Ordinance No. 1128.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

There being no public comments, Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that the public hearing on Ordinance No. 1128 be closed.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that Ordinance No. 1128 be passed on second and final reading and advertised according to law.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 1129

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 79 – VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC – SECTION 72-41 – SECTION X, LOADING ZONES – OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF WILDWOOD CREST

 

 

WHEREAS, the Chief of Police of the Borough of Wildwood Crest has recommended that Chapter 71 - /Vehicles and Traffic – Section 72-41, Section X, Loading Zone, of the Code of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, be amended to create a loading zone for safety purposes due to the industrial business operation in the B-1 Zone

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest in the County of Cape May and State of New Jersey that Chapter 72 – Vehicles and Traffic – of the Code of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, be and is hereby amended as follows:

 

Section 1.  Section 79-41 – Schedule X – Loading Zone – is amended to create a loading zone as follows:

No Parking – Loading/Unloading Only

 

Street                                                   Direction                                              Location

 

New Jersey Avenue                             West                                                    Beginning 25 feet West of the                                                                                                               northerly crosswalk of Sweet Briar                                                                                                                     Road for a distance 66 feet west                                                                                                                     thereof.

 

Section 2.  All other ordinances in conflict with or inconsistent with this ordinance are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency.

 

Section 3.               If any section, subsection, paragraph, sentence or other part of this ordinance is adjudged unconstitutional or invalid, such judgment shall not affect, impair or invalidate the remainder of this ordinance, but shall be confined in its effects to the section, subsection, paragraph, sentence or other part of this ordinance directly involved in the controversy in which said judgment shall have been rendered, and all other provisions of this ordinance shall remain in full force and effect.

 

Section 4.               This ordinance shall become upon final passage and publication as provided by law.

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that Ordinance No. 1129 be passed on first reading, advertised according to law, be brought up for second and final reading and public hearing on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 554-11

Subject: Resolution Amending, Supplementing and Augmenting

Borough of Wildwood Crest Resolution No. 538-11

Adopted May 25, 2011

 

BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, County of Cape May, State of New Jersey, that Borough of Wildwood Crest Resolution No. 538-11, adopted May 25, 2011, be and the same is hereby amended, supplemented and augmented as follows:

 

               1.            Reimbursement shall be made on a monthly basis to the J. Byrne Agency, Insurance Broker of Record of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, upon submission of a voucher, with a signed declaration, by the authorized representative of the said J. Byrne Agency, of payment having been received from each volunteer fire fighter participating in the authorized (and duly designated) volunteer health insurance program.

               2.            On or before the 10th day of each month, the J. Byrne Agency shall submit to the Borough of Wildwood Crest Health Benefits Coordinator a roster of members participating in said (authorized) volunteer health insurance program.

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 555-11

WHEREAS, the Borough of Wildwood Crest, and the Wildwood Crest School District did authorize a seven (7) year Interlocal Services Agreement under the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40:8A-2, et. seq., on May 23, 2007 via Borough of Wildwood Crest Resolution No. 525-07; and

 

WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, and the Wildwood Crest School District have determined to expand the parameters of said Agreement to include joint public bidding for necessary goods, services, equipment and public building construction projects; and

 

             WHEREAS, it is anticipated that joint public bidding will yield more competitive, cost effective bid proposals based upon an increased “scope of project and economy of scale”.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, County of Cape May, New Jersey, that the aforesaid Interlocal Services Agreement be and the same is hereby expanded to include joint public bidding for necessary goods, services, equipment and public building construction projects as duly authorized by each member public entity.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the award of contract in conjunction with bids received shall be made individually by each participating public entity based upon the technical and legal recommendations rendered by the professional staff of each of the aforesaid public entities; that the Borough of Wildwood Crest shall “take the lead” in the placement of the advertisement of the “Notice to Bidders” for any combined project and that the designated “purchasing committee” of each participating member shall be empowered to receive bids at the designated place, date, and time as advertised.

 

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. 556-11

BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, in the County of Cape May, New Jersey, that the Borough Clerk be and he is hereby authorized, instructed and empowered to advertise Notice to Bidders in The Herald of Cape May County issue of June 29, 2011.

 

Sealed bids will be received by the Bid Opening Committee in the Municipal Court Room, Wildwood Crest Borough Hall, on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 AT 11:00 A.M., prevailing time, for furnishing the items hereinafter set forth in accordance with the Specifications on file in the Borough Hall.  Said items are as follows:

 

CREST PIER ROOF RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT/CREST MEMORIAL SCHOOL ROOF REPLACEMENT PLAN

 

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. 557-11

WHEREAS, on April 20, 2011 through April 26, 2011, the Borough of Wildwood Crest held an on-line auction of certain miscellaneous municipal property no longer needed for public use; and

 

WHEREAS, among the items listed for sale was an abandoned automobile impounded by the Wildwood Crest Police Department, said vehicle being a 1985 Buick Century, VIN 1G4AH19R0F6444341; and

 

WHEREAS, Santo Cardile, t/a Wildwood Boulevard Sales and Service, 879 West Wildwood Boulevard, Wildwood, NJ 08260, was the highest bidder for said vehicle in the amount of $761.66; and

 

WHEREAS, due to procedural errors on the part of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, Santo Cardile is unable to properly title said vehicle; and

 

WHEREAS, Santo Cardile has requested a refund of the monies paid for said vehicle in the amount of $761.66; and

 

WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Board of Commissioners to provide a refund to Santo Cardile, to correct the defects in the auction procedures, and to conduct an online sale of said vehicle;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, County of Cape May , New Jersey , as follows:

 

               1.            The preamble hereto is repeated as if fully set forth herein.

 

               2.            The Chief Financial Officer be and he is hereby authorized and directed to issue a refund in the amount of $761.66 to Santo Cardile, t/a Wildwood Boulevard Sales and Service, 879 West Wildwood Boulevard, Wildwood, NJ 08260.

 

               3.            That said vehicle is hereby declared surplus property, to be forthwith advertised for public sale pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40A:11-36; and

 

               4.            That said vehicle be sold at a public sale to the highest bidder through a contracted government on-line auction service, GovDeals, Inc. There will be no minimum bid requirement for said vehicle, but the Borough of Wildwood Crest reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

 

               5.            That a Notice of On-Going Public Sale of Surplus Property be published one (1) time in The Herald of Cape May County edition of June 15, 2011.

 

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. 558-11

Authorizing Retention Via Professional Services Agreement

Of A Law Firm With Regard Bond Counsel

 

WHEREAS, the Borough of Wildwood Crest requires the professional services of a Law Firm to assist the municipality with the selling of bonds, or bond anticipation notes, for financing the cost of the capital improvement program and for the rendering of legal opinions related thereto; and

 

WHEREAS, it is desired to employ a professional, pursuant to law, who is duly trained, experienced and specialized in the area of municipal bonds; and

 

WHEREAS, the Local Public Contracts Law provides for the entering into of a contract for professional services pursuant to R.S.40A:11-5(1)(a), without advertising for competitive bidding; and

 

WHEREAS, the Borough has determined that the firm of Hawkins, Delafield & Wood is qualified to perform the said work and it is desired to enter a professional contract with them for said services pursuant to law, and to provide for the advertising of a notice pursuant to law; and

 

WHEREAS, Hawkins, Delafield & Wood has completed and submitted a Business Entity Disclosure Certification which certifies that Hawkins, Delafield & Wood will not make any reportable contributions pursuant to N.J.S.A. 19:44A-1 commencing June 9, 2010 to any political committee or candidate through the term of this contract;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, County of Cape May , New Jersey , as follows:

 

1.                                    Hawkins, Delafield & Wood is hereby retained as Bond Counsel to provide specialized professional services in the field of municipal bond work. The said professional services to be received shall be “as directed” by the Borough of Wildwood Crest from time to time.

 

2.                                    The Mayor and Borough Clerk be and they are hereby authorized and directed to enter into a contract with Hawkins, Delafield & Wood for specialized professional services as Bond Counsel for a term of one (1) year, which contract shall provide for fees to be calculated as set forth in the letter of Hawkins, Delafield & Wood dated May 9, 2011 and attached hereto, contingent upon certification below from the Chief Financial Officer as to the availability of funds.

 

3.                                    This contract is awarded without competitive bidding as a professional service in accordance with the provisions of the Local Public Contracts Law aforesaid, and in accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 19:44A-1, and shall be in a form approved by the Borough.

 

4.                                    The Business Disclosure Entity Certification and the Determination of Value shall be placed on file with this Resolution.

 

5.                                    This Resolution and a copy of the contract for professional services shall be maintained on filed in the offices of the Borough Clerk for public inspection.

 

6.                                    A copy of this Resolution shall be published in the legal newspaper designated by the Borough as required by law, within ten (10) days of its passage.

 

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. 559-11

WHEREAS, CREST ENTERPRISES, INC., t/a Sea Scape Inn, 400 East Crocus Road, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260, has paid One Hundred ($100.00) Dollars to the Borough of Wildwood Crest for a room rental at the Crest Pier Recreation Center on behalf of Polaris Communications Group; and

 

WHEREAS, CREST ENTERPRISES, INC. t/a Sea Scape Inn was unable to obtain the appropriate liability insurance coverage in the required amount of $1,000,000 and was, therefore, not permitted to utilize the facilities; and

 

WHEREAS, CREST ENTERPRISES, INC. t/a Sea Scape Inn has requested a refund of the One Hundred ($100.00) Dollars paid to date;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, County of Cape May, New Jersey, that the Chief Financial Officer be and is hereby authorized and directed to issue a refund in the amount of One Hundred ($100.00) Dollars to CREST ENTERPRISES, INC. t/a Sea Scape Inn, 400 East Crocus Road, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260.

 

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. 560-11

WHEREAS, on January 18, 2011 the Wildwood Crest Zoning Board considered the application of John and Connie Fiore, owners of property located at Block 136, Lot 27 a/k/a 116 E. Denver Ave., Wildwood Crest, New Jersey, for “c” hardship variance; and

 

WHEREAS, subsequent to the withdrawal of the application and approval of the withdrawal by the Wildwood Crest Zoning Board at the meeting of May 17, 2011, John Fiore requested, by correspondence dated May 6, 2011 reimbursement of any monies remaining from the escrow fee; and

 

WHEREAS, the Wildwood Crest Zoning Board has recommended (Resolution No. ZB-A-11-17) the return of the $452.40 balance of escrow fee;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, County of Cape May, New Jersey, that the Chief Financial Officer be and is hereby authorized and directed to issue a refund of application fee and escrow fee in the amount of $452.40 to John and Connie Fiore, 116 e. Denver Ave., Wildwood Crest, New Jersey 08260.

 

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. 561-11

WHEREAS, the Commissioner of Public Safety desires to appoint six (6) additional Class II Police Officers for the Borough of Wildwood Crest as a supplement to the officers previously hired; and

 

WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Commissioner of Public Safety to appoint Jason Judice, James Fehring, Ted Nagel, Kyle MacDonald, Robert Mulholland, and Ryan Sheets as Class II Police Officers for the Borough of Wildwood Crest, to serve in an “at-will” capacity at the pleasure of the Commissioner of Public Safety at an annual salary as contained in the current year salary ordinance of the Borough of Wildwood Crest; and

 

WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest has determined that it is in the best interests of the Borough of Wildwood Crest to confirm and ratify the appointment of Jason Judice, James Fehring, Ted Nagel, Kyle MacDonald, Robert Mulholland, and Ryan Sheets as a Class II Police Officers.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, County of Cape May , New Jersey , as follows:

 

1.       The allegations of the preamble hereto are incorporated herein as if fully set forth.

2.       The appointment of Jason Judice, James Fehring, Ted Nagel, Kyle MacDonald, Robert Mulholland, and Ryan Sheets as Class II Police Officers effective the date of passage of this resolution, at an annual salary as permitted within the parameters of the range established in the current year “Salary Ordinance” of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, be and the same is hereby confirmed and ratified.

3.       That said unclassified appointment shall be “at-will,” at the pleasure of the Commissioner of Public Safety, and shall remain in full force and effect until further notice.

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, 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 and which appear in full on the following page, be paid.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

The first matter for discussion was the Bayview Drive Reconstruction project. It was reported that the project has been added to the 2012 Capital Plan.

 

With regard to DEP permits, the Engineer reported that he expects the Rambler Road permit in less than thirty days.

 

The Commissioners were reminded that a decision would be required as to whether to combine the Planning and Zoning Boards no later than the meeting of June 22, 2011. Mr. Cabrera indicated that he was in favor of combining the boards. Mrs. Gould concurred. It was determined that ordinances would be drafted by the Solicitor to be introduced in July or August.

 

Mr. Cabrera reported with regard to the Boardwalk/bike path connector that the project cost has been reduced to under $900,000. All concerns have been addressed with regard to the project. It is anticipated that the project will go forward prior to the summer of 2012.

 

Mr. Groon had requested a discussion of code enforcement within the Borough. He indicated that there have been complaints about maintenance and upkeep of various vacant lots throughout the Borough. He indicated that the code enforcement officers are doing everything within the ordinances to attempt to have those lots properly maintained. He added that there are several of the sites that have construction permits outstanding which brings them under the purview of the construction office. Attempts will be made to have the property owners maintain their properties.

 

The Commissioners were reminded that the capital plan for 2012 needs to be completed soon in order that some of the winter projects can move forward timely. With regard to Heather Road , the Engineer indicated that the project should be started in the fall in order to assure that it is completed before the 2012 summer season. The Clerk indicated that all Department Heads have been requested to have their 2012 capital requests available at the July staff meeting. It was determined that the 2012 capital plan will have to be finalized in July to also enable the outgoing CFO to assist with the funding process for his successor.

 

There being no public comments, and no further matters for discussion, Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that the meeting be adjourned.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

Dated:        June 22, 2011

Kevin M. Yecco, Borough Clerk

 

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