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Minutes of Commissioners Meeting   -   October 19, 2011

Note:  Complete Meeting Appears on CD #23-11 on File in the Wildwood Crest, NJ Borough Clerk’s Office October 19, 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 7:00 p.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. 1132 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. 1132

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING CHAPTER 9, BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN PATH REGULATIONS, OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF WILDWOOD CREST, AND AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 849 ADOPTED JANUARY 13, 1999

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that a public hearing be held on Ordinance No. 1132.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

There being no public comments, Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that the public hearing on Ordinance No. 1132 be closed.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that Ordinance No. 1132 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. 1133 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. 1133

 

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING CHAPTER 75, TRAILERS, TEMPORARY DWELLINGS AND STRUCTURES, OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF WILDWOOD CREST, COUNTY OF CAPE MAY, NEW JERSEY

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that a public hearing be held on Ordinance No. 1133.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

James Zecca, 115 East Hollywood Avenue , indicated that he had read in the newspaper that there was a length limitation, and asked what that limitation was. The Clerk responded that it was twenty-six feet total length. Mr. Zecca stated that the newspaper indicated it was twenty-three feet. He then inquired if the length limitation encompassed from the trailer tongue to the motor. The Clerk read the pertinent portion of the ordinance which stated that it does include the trailer. Mr. Zecca stated that he had no objection to putting a limit on the number of crafts, but he did have a problem with the length limitation since the tongue of the trailer and the motor add several feet to the length of a boat. The Chief of Police stated that it was the intention of the ordinance to accommodate boat length, and it was not the intent to limit a homeowner from putting his boat on a trailer.

 

Fred Mettler, 109 East Stanton Road , stated that he was also confused about the intent of the ordinance regarding length. He had the same objections as stated by Mr. Zecca.

 

The Solicitor stated that Section 2 of the ordinance under “Length Restriction,” does not include the trailer.

 

The Chief of Police stated that it was not the intent of the Borough to include the trailer in calculation of the length of the boat.

 

Mr. Groon recommended that the ordinance be tabled pending further discussion, which may include revisions to the ordinance.

 

Mr. Zecca stated that boats have “funny numbers” regarding length, and it was his opinion that an additional five to seven feet be added to the maximum length contemplated. Mr. Groon responded that the Borough must deal with the size of the boat and attempt to place a limitation.

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that Ordinance No. 1133 be tabled until further notice.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 640-11

 

Authorizing Retention Via Professional Services Agreement

Of A Law Firm Specializing In Labor Relations

 

WHEREAS, the Borough of Wildwood Crest requires the professional services of a law firm specializing in labor relations in the field of collective bargaining negotiations, personnel administration, and employer-employee relations; and

 

WHEREAS, it is desired to employ a professional, pursuant to law, who is duly trained, experienced and specialized in the area of labor relations, collective bargaining negotiations, personnel administration and employer-employee relations; 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 law firm of Gruccio, Pepper, DeSanto & Ruth, P.A., of Vineland, New Jersey 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, Gruccio, Pepper, DeSanto & Ruth, P.A., has completed and submitted a Business Entity Disclosure Certification which certifies that Gruccio, Pepper, DeSanto & Ruth, P.A., will not make any reportable contributions pursuant to N.J.S.A. 19:44A-1 commencing October 20, 2011 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.            Gruccio, Pepper, DeSanto & Ruth, P.A. of Vineland, New Jersey is hereby retained as a professional labor negotiator to provide specialized professional services in the field of collective bargaining negotiations, personnel administration, and employer-employee relations. 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 Gruccio, Pepper, DeSanto & Ruth, P.A., for specialized professional services in the field of collective bargaining negotiations, personnel, administration, and employer-employee relations, as aforesaid, for a term of one (1) year, which contract shall provide for payment at the hourly rate of one hundred forty ($140.00) dollars per hour.  Said award is further contingent upon the certification of availability of funds below by the CFO as well as the requirement of the governing body to budget sufficient funds in calendar year 2012.

 

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. 641-11

REFUND OVERPAYMENT ON

PROPERTY TAXES OR UTILITY PAYMENTS

 

               WHEREAS, the Tax Collector of the Borough of Wildwood Crest collected

from the property owner or it's designee an excess amount on 2011 property taxes and/or utility payments; and

 

               WHEREAS, an overpayment was created for the reason listed below, and

 

               WHEREAS, the Tax Collector of the Borough of Wildwood Crest has determined the said overpayment should be refunded accordingly as indicated below.

 

 

Block / Lot                           Name                                                                                                                            Amount

32-18-C0127                     Eldredge, Michael P.                                                              $970.31

2011 Tax                            127 W Cardinal Rd

                                             Homeowner overpaid 2011 taxes in error,

                                             Requesting overpayment be refunded.

 

 

               NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, County of Cape May, State of New Jersey, the Chief Financial Officer is hereby authorized to execute said refund as soon as practicable and the Tax

Collector should mark the records accordingly to reflect said refund as per the meeting on

October 19, 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. 642-11

RESOLUTION PROCLAIMING OCTOBER AS

COMMUNITY PLANNING MONTH

 

WHEREAS, New Jersey municipalities, counties, and regional planning entities continually face changes in their communities and natural environment, and

 

WHEREAS, community planning and well developed land use plans can help manage this change in a way that provides better choices for how people work and live; and

 

WHEREAS, community planning provides an opportunity for all residents to be meaningfully involved in making choices that determine the future of their community; and   

 

WHEREAS, the full benefits of planning requires public officials and citizens who understand, support, and demand excellence in planning and plan implementation; and 

 

WHEREAS, the American Planning Association has designated the month of October as National Community Planning Month throughout the United States of America and its territories to highlight the contributions of sound planning and land use plan implementation, and

  

WHEREAS, the celebration of National Community Planning Month gives us the opportunity to publicly recognize the participation and dedication of the members of planning and zoning boards and other citizen planners who have contributed their time and expertise to the improvement of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, New Jersey; and 

 

WHEREAS, we recognize the many valuable contributions made by professional planners and volunteer land use members in the Borough of Wildwood Crest, New Jersey and extend our heartfelt thanks for the continued commitment to public service by these professionally trained residents.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the month of October 2011 is hereby designated as Community Planning Month in the Borough of Wildwood Crest, New Jersey in conjunction with the celebration of National Community Planning Month.

 

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. 643-11

 

WHEREAS, on October 4, 2011, CHARL SYVARTH , 5 Mueller Ave. , West Wildwood, NJ 08260 , applied for a Special Events Permit for the purpose of a WEDDING   to be held on October 29, 2011 ,  from 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Sunset Lake Gazebo ; and

                                                                                                                                               

WHEREAS, CHARL SYVARTH, 5 Mueller Ave., West Wildwood, NJ 08260 has supplied all documentation required under Ordinance No. 936, including the requisite Certificate of Insurance, and has further pledged to comply with all applicable rules and regulations pertaining to the conduct of said Special Event; and

 

WHEREAS, the application has been reviewed by the Board of Commissioners, upon verification by appropriate members of staff as to completeness of the application, scheduling compatibility, etc.;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, County of Cape May, New Jersey that the Borough Clerk be and he is hereby authorized and directed to issue a Special Events Permit to CHARL SYVARTH, 5 Mueller Ave., West Wildwood, NJ 08260 for the purpose of a WEDDING to be held on October 29, 2011 , from 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Sunset Lake Gazebo.

 

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. 644-11

 

WHEREAS, THE ESTATE OF ELLA W. KAY, made application before the Wildwood Crest Planning Board on September 2, 2011 for minor subdivision approval without variances for the property located at 6810 Atlantic Ave., a/k/a blk. 59.02, lot 1, Wildwood Crest, New Jersey; and

 

WHEREAS, the Law firm of Stagliano, DeWeese and Fuscellaro, P.A. has requested the return of the unused escrow fee of $800.00; and

 

WHEREAS, the Planning Board of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, by Resolution No. PB-A-11-09 of said Board dated October 5, 2011, has recommended that the escrow fee as referenced above be returned to the Estate of Ella W. Kay.

 

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 of the Borough of Wildwood Crest be and he is hereby authorized and directed to cause a refund of escrow fee of $800.00 to be made to the Estate of Ella W. Kay c/o Stagliano, DeWeese and Fuscellaro, P.A., 3200 Pacific Ave., Wildwood, NJ 08260, for the reasons set forth above.

 

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. 645-11

 

WHEREAS, bids have been received in response to advertisement of NOTICE TO BIDDERS published in The Herald issue of August 4, 2010, for the following item:

 

CONTRACT #1 – RAMBLER ROAD PARK, PHASE 1, BUILDING IMPROVEMENTS

 

WHEREAS, THE Solicitor has reviewed the bids submitted and thereby provided a legal opinion recommending that the contract be awarded to the “lowest responsible bidder,” MJJ CONSTRUCTION, LLC, 471 White Horse Pike, Atco, New Jersey, 08004, for the total lump sum bid of $544,000.00 base bid plus add alternate #1B, to perform all required work in conjunction with the project described above; that said award is further conditioned upon technical review by Ralph Petrella, Borough Engineer, as to compliance with the bid specifications, along with the certification of availability of funds below by the Chief Financial Officer; and

 

WHEREAS, the legal opinion provided does specifically recommend that the contract be awarded to the above “lowest responsible bidder,’ and is finally conditioned upon compliance with the Notice to Bidders, Specifications, Bid Proposal Form and all other related bid/contract documents appertaining to this award which are made a part hereof by reference as if fully set forth; and

 

WHEREAS, Ralph Petrella, Borough Engineer, has reviewed the total and complete bids submitted in conjunction with the specifications and all other requirements appertaining thereto and has certified that the compliance has been met and that a contract be awarded to MJJ CONSTRUCTION, LLC, 471 White Horse Pike, Atco, New Jersey, 08004, for the total lump sum bid of $544,000.00 base bid plus add alternate #1B.

 

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

 

1.      That the allegations of the preamble hereto are incorporated hereby in reference as if fully set forth.

2.      That a contract be awarded to the successful bidder, MJJ CONSTRUCTION, LLC, 471 White Horse Pike, Atco, New Jersey, 08004, for the total lump sum bid of $544,000.00 base bid plus add alternate #1B; all of which is subject to certification below by the Chief Financial Officer as to the availability of funds.

3.      That the Mayor and Borough Clerk be and they are hereby authorized and directed to execute and attest said contract on behalf of the Borough provided necessary funds are available.

 

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. 646-11

 

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE EXTENSION OF A LEASE AGREEMENT AND EXECUTION OF ADDENDUM BETWEEN THE BOROUGH OF WILDWOOD CREST AND ELENA SALMONS FOR STORE NO. 4, CREST PIER COMMUNITY CENTER

 

 

               WHEREAS, on February 24, 2011, the Borough of Wildwood Crest received oral bids at a public auction for the rental of Store No. 4 at the Crest Pier Community Center, and Elena Salmons was the only bidder at the public auction for the rental of Store No. 4, and

 

               WHEREAS, the Borough, on March 9, 2011, executed a Lease Agreement with Elena Salmons for a rental term of eight months beginning May 1, 2011 and terminating December 1, 2011, and

 

               WHEREAS, a hardship situation has occurred in the relocation of the tenant (Elena Salmons) from the Crest Pier Store No. 4 out of which she operates a commercial beauty salon business and for which an additional extension of the lease term has been requested by said tenant, and

 

               WHEREAS, due to unforeseen circumstances, part of which is a result of the timing of the Borough of Wildwood Crest’s roof repair project at the Crest Pier Community Center, which project will impact the ability of the tenant to relocate.

 

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

 

               1.            An extension of the lease term for a period of ninety (90) days (until March 31, 2012) is hereby authorized, with the monthly rental payment of $1,000.00 per month or an additional $3,000.00 rental payment to be paid by the tenant on or before December 31, 2011.

 

               2.            The appropriate Borough official and Clerk be and are hereby authorized to execute the Addendum to Lease Agreement, a copy of which is attached hereto and incorporated herein, for the extension of the Lease Agreement.

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. 647-11

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, in the County of Cape May, New Jersey, that TRICK OR TREAT be and the same shall be observed in the Borough of Wildwood Crest on MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2011, BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 5:00 P.M. AND 7:00 P.M.

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

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that all reports received, from the Court Administrator, CFO, Tax Collector, Chief of Police and Recreation Supervisor for the month ending September 30, 2011 be accepted as presented and filed.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that the minutes of Commission meetings held September 21 and October 5, 2011, as well as the closed session held on October 5, 2011, be approved as presented.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

The Clerk indicated that the public was now invited to offer comments on the matter of  potentially moving the May elections to November. He indicated that written materials were available for review by the public and a recent press release/news article is available as well.  Mr. Groon invited the public to present their comments.

 

Bill Szlachta, 113 East Preston Avenue , inquired if the cost savings stated in the newspaper was correct, i.e., from a cost of $20,000 per May election to $1,800 by moving the election to November. The Clerk responded in the affirmative. Mr. Szlachta stated that it was a “great idea,” since there would be better voter turn-out with less cost to the Borough. Mr. Groon added for those present that, should the governing body act on the proposal and move the municipal election to November, that the terms of the current administration would be extended by six months. Mr. Szlachta indicated that he was aware of that.

 

Mrs. Gould stated that the only negative, in her opinion, would be that it “takes away from non-partisan.” She added that she had been advised that there will be a separate column on the ballot for the municipal election. She agreed that the financial aspect was very appealing.

 

The Clerk indicated that there is a requirement for the adoption of an ordinance to move the election to November, and in that process the public will have another opportunity to express their opinion regarding the matter.

 

There were no additional public comments. Mr. Groon stated that the governing body would consider the matter and make a determination regarding moving the election to November.

 

With regard to the Borough memorial bench policy, Mr. Cabrera reported that he and the Superintendent of Public Works have been working on a policy for the placement of memorial benches and a full report, with proposed procedures, will be ready for governing body review by December.

 

Mr. Cabrera reported that the City of Wildwood is still waiting for a CAFRA permit for the boardwalk connector project, as well as funding approvals for the project.

 

Concerning the beach concession rentals for umbrellas and floatation devices, the Clerk reported that the contract is due to expire at the end of the calendar year 2011. He reported that his office had prepared specifications for the bidding, which has been scheduled to be approved at the November 2, 2011 meeting. He added that the current yearly rental for the concession is $50,000 and he had earlier asked of the governing body whether there was any desire to consider additional items for the concession rental with the new lease agreement.  Mr. Groon inquired as to the term of the contract. The Clerk responded that it has varied, with the terms ranging from three years to five years. Mr. Groon suggested that the new contract be limited to three years, with the addition of bottled water only at the concessions. Mrs. Gould inquired as to the number of people who bid on the concessions. The Clerk responded that the last time this concession was bid out, there was only one bidder. He added that the bike rental concessions are more spirited. Mrs. Gould concurred with the addition of bottled water to the concession. The Clerk also indicated that the governing body would have to consider a minimum bid as well. Mr. Cabrera asked for confirmation of the parameters of the concession. He indicated that it was his understanding that it included umbrellas, chairs, floatation devices and potentially bottled water. He added that he has not objections to those parameters, but asked for discussion regarding potential additional revenues with additional amenities for tourists.

 

The Solicitor inquired if the governing body was considering a cap on the price per bottle for water that could be charged by the vendor. The question was asked as to whether the Borough caps the price for the umbrellas, chairs and flotation devices. The Clerk responded that the Borough does not put a cap on those items; however, with the soda vending machines throughout the Borough, the prices for those items have been capped. The Solicitor stated that it may well be a question to be asked by the bidders since it could impact their minimum bid. It was suggested that the governing body be given a week to consider the matter and to provide their individual thoughts to the Clerk in order that the bids could be ready for the November 2, 2011 meeting.

 

Fred Mettler, 109 East Stanton Road , inquired, with regard to the boat storage ordinance, as to the definition of “occupant” as contained in the ordinance. He was advised that it would be someone who lives at the property. He also inquired with regard to the provision of “no more than one motorboat or sailboat and/or two personal watercrafts.” His question was with regard to the “and/or” aspect of the provision. He was advised that the intent was one boat and two personal watercrafts. The Chief of Police stated that the reasoning for that provision was to limit the number of personal watercrafts to two; therefore, a property could have one boat and two personal watercrafts, but not three personal watercrafts and no boat.

 

An unidentified member of the audience questioned why there was any reason to have mention of ownership of the boat versus the ownership or occupants of the property. He was advised that the issue would be reviewed.

 

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

RESOLUTION NO. 648-11

 

A RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR A CLOSED SESSION NOT OPEN

TO THE PUBLIC IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS

OF THE NEW JERSEY OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS ACT,

N.J.S.A. 10:4-12

 

WHEREAS, the Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A. 10:4-12, provides that a closed session may be held for certain specified purposes when authorized by Resolution adopted by the governing body; and

 

WHEREAS, it is necessary for the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest to discuss in a session not open to the public certain matters relating to the item or items authorized by N.J.S.A. 10:4-12b and designated hereinbelow:

 

__X__(5)  Matters Relating to the Purchase, Lease or Acquisition of Real Property or the Investment of Public Funds:  Any matter involving the purchase, lease or acquisition of real property with public funds, the setting of banking rates or investment of public funds, where it could adversely affect the public interest if discussion of such matters were disclosed.

 

__X__(7)  Matters Relating to Litigation, Negotiations and the Attorney-Client Privilege:  Any pending or anticipated litigation or contract negotiation in which the public body is, or may become a party.  Any matters falling within the attorney-client privilege, to the extent that confidentiality is required in order for the attorney to exercise his ethical duties as a lawyer.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, assembled in public session on the date of the meeting date set forth hereinbelow, that a closed session shall be held on for the discussion of matters relating to the specific items designated above involving the Borough of Wildwood Crest.  The governing body shall convene a closed session discussion immediately upon passage of this resolution and it is anticipated that the deliberations conducted in closed session shall be disclosed to the public upon conclusion of the matter and/or after determination of the Board of Commissioners that the public interest will no longer be served by such confidentiality and that the meeting will return to open session at the conclusion of the discussion and formal action may be taken if/as authorized.

 

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

The Clerk stated that the purpose for the closed session was for discussion of potential acquisition of land.

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:        November 21, 2011

Kevin M. Yecco, Borough Clerk    

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