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Minutes of Commissioners Meeting   -   December 29, 2005

Note:  Complete Meeting Appears on Tape #33-05 and #34-05 on File in the Borough Clerk’s Office December 29, 2005
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 Commissioners’ Meeting 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 and The Press on December 6, 2004.

 

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 RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 144-05

(Authorizing refund in the amount of $1,617.58 to James and Patricia

Mikula for a tax overpayment)

 

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. 145-50

(Authorizing the Tax Collector to cancel property tax/sewer refunds and

delinquencies in any amount less than $5.00)

 

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. 146-05

(Authorizing award of professional services contract to Governmental Software

Systems, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $2,800 to provide electronic data

processing services in the Borough Clerk’s Office)

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

The Clerk noted for the record that the Borough will be in compliance with the “Pay-To-Play” Law to become effective January 1, 2006, and will be consistent with all Professional Services Contracts in that regard. He added that language will be inserted as to any awards of contracts with regard to Professional Services that the contractor will make no contributions to any members of the governing body during the year in which the contract would be effective and that each contractor will be required to execute the necessary certification in this regard. He stressed that any contract awarded for 2006 does not pertain to any contributions made to any members of the governing body prior to January 1, 2006. 

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 147-05

(Authorizing the appointment of the J. Byrne Agency as the Borough’s Risk Management

Consultant for calendar year 2006 in conjunction with membership in the

Joint Insurance Fund)

 

Prior to motion and vote, the Clerk noted for the record that the agreement for services which is the subject of the pending resolution will also meet the requirements of the “Pay-To-Play” Law, as well as all future Professional Services Contracts. Additionally, he indicated that the amount of the pending contract, if considered by the Board of Commissioners, is consistent with respect to what was provided to the former Risk Management Consultant, i.e., 3% of the Borough’s annual assessment for membership in both the Atlantic County Municipal Joint Insurance Fund and the Municipal Excess Liability Joint Insurance Fund.

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. 148-05

(Authorizing certain transfers between budget appropriations

totaling $50,064.39)

 

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. 149-05

(Authorizing cancellation of unexpended balances of budget appropriations

totaling $27,085.10)

 

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. 150-05

(Authorizing cancellation of certain General Capital Fund Improvement

authorizations totaling $17,158.19)

 

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. 151-05

(Authorizing cancellation of the unencumbered balance of $20,043.98 remaining from the

$30,000 emergency appropriation authorized by Resolution No. 90-05)

 

Mr. Groon 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. 152-05

(Authorizing cancellation of the unencumbered balance of $2,657.04 remaining from the

$20,000 emergency appropriation authorized by Resolution No. 105-05)

 

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. 153-05

(Authorizing the CFO to void certain checks written against the Disbursement

Account totaling $564.25)

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK RED THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 154-05

(Authorizing advertisement of Notice to Bidders in The Press issue of

January 4, 2006 for the receipt of bids on January 19, 2006 for a 2006 Broyhill)

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Groon, that all bills properly authorized, as submitted and which appear in full on the following page, be paid.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

The Clerk reported that the bid for the Beach Umbrella Rental Concession will be presented to the Board of Commissioners for full consideration at the January 4, 2006 meeting, with an annual rent of $55,100.

 

The Clerk indicated that Commissioner Cabrera has requested direction from the Board of Commissioners with regard to the upcoming Bike Race. Mr. Cabrera stated that there are actually two events pending, one for June 2006 to be called “Wheeling the Wildwoods Bike Tour” and one for September 2006 on Seafarer’s Weekend to be called “Crest Adventure Race and Relay.” Mr. Cabrera reported that the necessary funds have been tentatively appropriated in the 2006 budget to secure a Professional Services Contract for the coordination and management of the bike races with the assistance of the various Borough departments. He went on to add that application has also been made to the Greater Wildwood Tourism Improvement Development Authority for funding as well. The Clerk suggested that Mr. Cabrera, the Clerk and the Chief Financial Officer meet in advance of the January 4, 2006 meeting in order to formulate a plan to be presented to the full governing body at that meeting. The Commissioners concurred. Mr. Groon inquired of Mr. Cabrera as to when he expected to receive a response from GWTIDA. Mr. Cabrera responded that he was hoping to hear within the next month.

 

The Clerk reported that he, the Commissioner of Revenue and Finance, and the CFO will be meeting to discuss amendments to the mercantile license ordinance. Mr. Groon interjected that the fire prevention ordinance must also be amended.

 

The Clerk reported that Mr. Cabrera was in the process of gathering additional information regarding the brick pavers proposal and was meeting with the CFO to finalize the proposal to be presented to the governing body.

 

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

RESOLUTION NO. 155-50

(Closed session – personnel matters; retention of Labor Counsel)

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

Upon returning from closed session, THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 156-05

(Authorizing execution of employer/employee agreement with the Borough’s EMTs)

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

The Clerk requested authorization from the governing body to send a directive to all Department Heads as discussed in closed session to provide a listing of all properly authorized compensatory time on the books as of December 31, 2005 to be turned over to the CFO on or before January 6, 2006.

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr., that the Clerk be authorized to send the referenced directive to all Department Heads.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

There being no further discussion, Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that the meeting be adjourned.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

Dated:        January 18, 2006

Kevin M. Yecco, Borough Clerk

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