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Minutes of Commissioners Meeting   -   February 23, 2005

Note:  Complete Meeting Appears on Tape #5-06 on File in the Borough Clerk’s Office February 23, 2005
Wildwood Crest, NJ

Prior to the opening of the meeting, Mr. Tomlin 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:

                     Cabrera – Tomlin – Yes                          Pantalone - Absent

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

Mr. Cabrera motioned, seconded by Mr. Tomlin, that Ordinance No. 969 be placed on second reading and final passage by title only.

Vote:           Cabrera-Tomlin-Yes                                 Pantalone-Absent

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE BY TITLE ONLY:

ORDINANCE NO. 969

AN ORDINANCE AUGMENTING AND AMENDING CHAPTER 79

OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF WILDWOOD CREST,

VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC, ARTICLE XII, TIME LIMIT PARKING,

SECTION 79-35, SCHEDULE IV

Mr. Cabrera motioned, seconded by Mr. Tomlin, that a public hearing be held on Ordinance No. 969

Vote:           Cabrera-Tomlin-Yes                                 Pantalone-Absent

There being no public comments, Mr. Cabrera motioned, seconded by Mr. Tomlin, that the public hearing on Ordinance No. 969 be closed.

Vote:           Cabrera-Tomlin-Yes                                 Pantalone-Absent

Mr. Cabrera motioned, seconded by Mr. Tomlin, that Ordinance No. 969 be passed on second and final reading and advertised according to law.

Vote:           Cabrera-Tomlin-Yes                                 Pantalone-Absent

 

Mr. Cabrera motioned, seconded by Mr. Tomlin, that Ordinance No. 970 be placed on second reading and final passage by title only.

Vote:           Cabrera-Tomlin-Yes                                 Pantalone-Absent

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE BY TITLE ONLY:

ORDINANCE NO. 970

AN ORDINANCE AUGMENTING AND AMENDING CHAPTER 79

OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF WILDWOOD CREST, COUNTY

OF CAPE MAY AND STATE OF NEW JERSEY, VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC,

ARTICLE II PROHIBITED PARKING: PROHIBITED STOPPING OR STANDING

AND TIME LIMIT PARKING, 79-7 HANDICAPPED PARKING

Mr. Cabrera motioned, seconded by Mr. Tomlin, that a public hearing be held on Ordinance No. 970.

Vote:           Cabrera-Tomlin-Yes                                 Pantalone-Absent

Bob Young, 207 Louisville Avenue, inquired if Ordinance No. 970 covers “three or four parking spaces.” Mr. Tomlin responded that there is already a handicapped parking place at the location and that Ordinance No. 970 “puts the person’s name on it so nobody else can park there.”

There being no further public comments, Mr. Cabrera motioned, seconded by Mr. Tomlin, that the public hearing on Ordinance No. 970 be closed.

Vote:           Cabrera-Tomlin-Yes                                 Pantalone-Absent

Mr. Cabrera motioned, seconded by Mr. Tomlin, that Ordinance No. 970 be passed on second and final reading and advertised according to law.

Vote:           Cabrera-Tomlin-Yes                                 Pantalone-Absent

 

Mr. Cabrera motioned, seconded by Mr. Tomlin, that Ordinance No. 971 be placed on second reading and final passage by title only.

Vote:           Cabrera-Tomlin-Yes                                 Pantalone-Absent

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE BY TITLE ONLY:

ORDINANCE NO. 971

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 59-3 OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH

OF WILDWOOD CREST, KNOWN AS THE “SALARY ORDINANCE”, FIXING AND

DETERMINING SALARIES AND COMPENSATIONS OF THE BOROUGH OF

WILDWOOD CREST, IN THE COUNTY OF CAPE MAY, NEW JERSEY,

PROVIDING FOR THE RAISING OF THE AMOUNTS THEREOF BY TAXATION

AND FOR THE TIME AND METHOD OF PAYMENT

Mr. Cabrera motioned, seconded by Mr. Tomlin, that a public hearing be held on Ordinance No. 971.

Vote:           Cabrera-Tomlin-Yes                                 Pantalone-Absent

Alan Seijas, 6810 Seaview Avenue, inquired as to how the salaries contained in the pending ordinance compare with the previous year. Mr. Tomlin asked that the Clerk respond to Mr. Seijas’ inquiry. The Clerk indicated that the “vast majority” of the titled positions contained in Ordinance No. 971 have been increased “in the vicinity of 4%.” He went on to state that some of the titles are covered by union agreements, that the majority of the management level positions are in the 4% to 4 1/2 % vicinity, and the police are covered by a PBA agreement in effect representing a 3.9% increase for the rank and file.

Mr. Seijas inquired as to “who determines where an employee might fall” within the ranges indicated. Mr. Tomlin responded that salaries for management are determined by the Director of their department, and union employees are controlled by the contract. Mr. Seijas inquired if compensations are based on years of service. Mr. Tomlin responded, “that that certainly is part of it.” Mr. Seijas then inquired if the salaries are “discretionary” and would take into account a number of factors. Mr. Tomlin responded in the affirmative.  Mr. Seijas next inquired if longevity is an “add on.” Mr. Tomlin responded that “longevity has been here a long time.” The Clerk interjected that longevity is an add on and is provided to all employees hire on or before April 1, 1994, and that it has been eliminated for all employees hired after that date, except for uniform members of the police department. Mr. Seijas then inquired as to how longevity is paid. The Clerk responded that it is 2% for each four years of service, to a maximum of 12% of base salary.

Bob Young, 207 Louisville Avenue, inquired if there is a minimum time period between publication of an ordinance and the public hearing on it. The Clerk responded that there must be a minimum of ten days between introduction and adoption, and there must be at least seven days between publication and the public hearing/final adoption.  Mr. Young then stated that the Borough “has more titles than a librarian” and that the ordinance “should be cleaned up.”  Mr. Young specifically questioned the titles in the Municipal Court. The Clerk responded that the “municipal court clerk” title has been abolished by the NJ Department of Personnel; and that the new title is “court administrator,” and the “second in command” is the “deputy court administrator.”  Mr. Young then questioned certain titles in the Public Works Department. Mr. Cabrera responded that each of the titles mentioned by Mr. Young are being utilized, with the exception of “Assistant Public Works Superintendent.”  Mr. Young then questioned certain titles in the Beach Patrol department. Mr. Tomlin responded that there are not “people in all those spots.” Mr. Young then asked why those titles are included in the salary ordinance. Mr. Tomlin responded again that some of the titles are not being utilized at the present time. The Clerk interjected that the Beach Supervisor and the Assistant Beach Supervisor were added on a per diem basis, rather than simply annual salary,  “for greater accountability.”

Jim Murphy, 7100 Ocean Avenue, inquired as to the “mechanic” title and the salary range for that position, and the duties for that position. Mr. Cabrera responded that the Borough currently has no one in that title. He went on to state that the Borough is repairing and maintaining all equipment and vehicles used by the Borough. Mr. Murphy then inquired about the “heavy laborer” title and the duties for that position. Mr. Cabrera responded that there is no one currently in that title. Mr. Cabrera stated, however, that the duties of that position would include multiple duties of laborer as opposed to only one or two duties.

The Clerk interjected that all of the positions included in the salary ordinance have been created over time in conjunction with the NJ Department of Personnel, and that in order to remove a title a new ordinance to abolish would have to be adopted. Should the needs of the Borough change such that an abolished title would be needed in the future, a new ordinance would have to be adopted to re-create that title. 

Mr. Seijas inquired about the duties of a “garage attendant” as listed in the salary ordinance. Mr. Tomlin responded that there is no one presently in that position, and that many of the titles have been created over the years through negotiations with the various unions. The Clerk interjected that a garage attendant is the individual who cleans and sweeps the floors at the garage and keeps the work areas clean for the mechanics.

There being no further public comments, Mr. Cabrera motioned, seconded by Mr. Tomlin, that the public hearing on Ordinance No. 971 be closed.

Vote:           Cabrera-Tomlin-Yes                                 Pantalone-absent

Mr. Cabrera motioned, seconded by Mr. Tomlin, that Ordinance No. 971 be passed on second and final reading and advertised according to law.

Vote:           Cabrera-Tomlin-Yes                                 Pantalone-Absent

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE BY TITLE ONLY:

ORDINANCE NO. 972

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 21, CLAIMS PROCEDURE,

OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF WILDWOOD CREST, COUNTY

OF CAPE MAY AND STATE OF NEW JERSEY, TO ADD NEW SECTION IV,

BID OPENING COMMITTEE, AND TO RENUMBER REMAINING SECTIONS

IN NUMERICAL SEQUENCE IN ACCORDANCE THEREIWTH, AMENDING

ORDINANCE NO. 965 ADOPTED SEPTEMBER 13, 2004

Mr. Cabrera motioned, seconded by Mr. Tomlin, that Ordinance No. 972 be passed on first reading, advertised according to law, be brought up for second and final reading and public hearing on Wednesday, March 9, 2005 at 9:30 a.m.

Vote:           Cabrera-Tomlin-Yes                                 Pantalone-Absent

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE BY TITLE ONLY:

ORDINANCE NO. 973

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 67, STREET EXCAVATIONS, OF

THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF WILDWOOD CREST

Mr. Cabrera motioned, seconded by Mr. Tomlin, that Ordinance No. 973 be passed on first reading, advertised according to law, be brought up for second and final reading and public hearing on Wednesday, March 9, 2005 at 9:30 a.m.

Vote:           Cabrera-Tomlin-Yes                                 Pantalone-Absent

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE BY TITLE ONLY:

ORDINANCE NO. 974

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING CHAPTER 37,

GARBAGE, RUBBISH, SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT, ARTICLE III,

CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS OR WASTE, SECTION 37-14 CONTAINERS,

USE AND REMOVAL, OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF WILDWOOD

CREST, COUNTY OF CAPE MAY AND STATE OF NEW JERSEY

Mr. Cabrera motioned, seconded by Mr. Tomlin, that Ordinance No. 974 be passed on first reading, advertised according to law, be brought up for second and final reading and public hearing on Wednesday, March 9, 2005 at 9:30 a.m.

Vote:           Cabrera-Tomlin-Yes                                 Pantalone-Absent

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 707-05

(Authorizing approval of Change Order No. 1, decreasing the contract

amount for Reconstruction of Pittsburgh Avenue, by $33,700.65, and

the total contract amount down to $393,809.35 and authorizing final payment)

 

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

Vote:           Cabrera-Tomlin-Yes                                 Pantalone-Absent

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 708-05

(Authorizing issuance of a Special Events Permit to Nick Pergine, for the

purpose of conducting a football officials clinic on May 21, 2005 to be

held at the vacant lot situated at Ocean Avenue and Forget-Me-Not Road)

 

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

Vote:           Cabrera-Tomlin-Yes                                 Pantalone-Absent

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 709-05

9Endorsing participation on March 2, 2005 as “Read Across America”

in the Borough of Wildwood Crest)

 

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

Vote:           Cabrera-Tomlin-Yes                                 Pantalone-Absent

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 710-05

(Authorizing submission of a grant application in the amount of

$3,494.12 to the State of New Jersey, Department of Community

Affairs, Division on Women for a “Police Domestic Violence

Training Reimbursement”)

 

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

Vote:           Cabrera-Tomlin-Yes                                 Pantalone-Absent

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 711-05

(Authorizing support for the convening of a Constitutional Convention

on Property Tax Reform with bipartisan representation, limitations on

spending by any governmental agency, and inclusion of language to

prohibit any possible consideration of a statewide equalized school tax)

 

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

Vote:           Cabrera-Tomlin-Yes                                 Pantalone-Absent

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 712-05

(Acknowledging gratitude to Kenneth Thomas on the celebration of 50

years of dedicated service to the Wildwood Crest Volunteer Fire Co. #1)

 

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

Vote:           Cabrera-Tomlin-Yes                                 Pantalone-Absent

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 713-05

(Authorizing a temporary emergency appropriation in the amount of

$52,000 for construction of handicapped ramps and walkways in

conjunction with the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant)

 

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

Vote:           Cabrera-Tomlin-Yes                                 Pantalone-Absent

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 714-05

(Authorizing rejection of bids for 2005 forklift, dump trailer, dump truck

with spreader, utility body truck with plow and 2005 Ford Explorer 4x4 XLS,

and authorizing readvertisement of Notice to Bidders for 2005 forklift,

dump trailer, dump truck with spreader and utility body truck with plow)

 

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

Vote:           Cabrera-Tomlin-Yes                                 Pantalone-Absent

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 715-05

(Authorizing award of contract for Hydraulic Pump Powered Beach

Cleaner to Davis Equipment Sales, Inc. for the not to exceed bid amount

of $48,175.63)

 

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

Vote:           Cabrera-Tomlin-Yes                                 Pantalone-Absent

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 716-05

(Authorizing award of contract for 2005 Trash Packer to Holman

Truck Center for the not to exceed bid amount of $139,885)

 

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

Vote:           Cabrera-Tomlin-Yes                                 Pantalone-Absent

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 717-05

(Authorizing purchase of a 2005 Ford Explorer 4x4 XLS off State Contract

from Winner Ford at the purchase price of $20,493)

 

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

Vote:           Cabrera-Tomlin-Yes                                 Pantalone-Absent

 

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

Vote:           Cabrera-Tomlin-Yes                                 Pantalone-Absent


 

Mr. Cabrera motioned, seconded by Mr. Tomlin, that the minutes of meetings held January 19, 2005 and February 9, 2005, as well as the minute of Special Meeting held January 10, 2005, be approved as presented.

Vote:           Cabrera-Tomlin-Yes                                 Pantalone-Absent

 

Mr. Cabrera motioned, seconded by Mr. Tomlin, that all reports received from the Court Administrator, Tax Collector and Chief of Police, be read and filed, and that the detailed financial report as submitted by the CFO on January 31, 2005 be accepted as presented.

Vote:           Cabrera-Tomlin-Yes                                 Pantalone-Absent

 

A property owner request to vacate a portion of Syracuse Avenue was referred to the Borough Engineer by the Board of Commissioner for his review and recommendations as to infrastructure, potential impact to the Borough, etc. The Clerk provided a copy of the letter with survey from the property owner to the Engineer.

 

With regard to a request received from the Planning Board regarding a proposed change in the MC Zone, the Commissioners requested that the Clerk draft correspondence to the members of the Planning Board requesting a status report on the Master Plan and to reiterate the contents of the minutes of the Board of Commissioners regarding the matter, specifically that no further action will be taken by the governing body absent a formal, written recommendation from the Master Planner.

 

Mr. Cabrera introduced the Superintendent of Public Works, Donald Twist, Borough Engineer, Ralph Petrella, and James Verna from Mr. Petrella’s office. Mr. Petrella and Mr. Verna were in attendance to make a presentation regarding a Stormwater Management Plan. Mr. Cabrera reminded those present that the Commissioners had been asked at a meeting during the summer of 2004 to “take a look at the flooding” that occurs during heavy storms. The Engineers have inspected the Borough’s stormwater drainage system, and were present to make their report. Mr. Cabrera indicated that the Borough is in compliance with the State of New Jersey requirements. He added that the stormwater outfall lines have been extended on the beach and, once the two remaining bulkheads are complete on the bay, all bulkheads will have been replaced.

Mr. Petrella provided the Commissioners with copies of his report. He provided an overview of the stormwater drainage system in Wildwood Crest and its limitations to all residents in attendance.

Mr. Petrella indicated that Wildwood Crest is divided into the ocean front and back bay areas. The highest area of the Borough is on the ocean front, and the lowest area is at the Park Boulevard and Lake Road area in the northern section of the municipality. Stormwater is collected from the streets and runs to an outfall line on the ocean or back bay. Mr. Petrella indicated that one of its limitations is that it is a “siphon system.” At each intersecting street, more water is added to the siphon system, causing water to back up.

Mr. Petrella reported that another factor to consider, since the municipality is on an island, is the effect of tides on the stormwater drainage system. He presented a diagram depicting what happens when a flood tide occurs during a storm.  Since water seeks its own level, if there is a flood tide, the stormwater in the drains has no place to go.

Jim Verna reported that the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection now requires improvements to be done in all municipalities in the state to municipal stormwater systems. He did state that the new regulations do not greatly impact the requirements on the barrier islands since the Borough is already complying with most of the regulations. However, one major change is the banning of “Type B” inlet which allows too much debris to enter the drain. The new regulations require a “curb plate” to be placed on any such existing drain inlets to prevent debris from entering the drainage system.

Mr. Verna indicated that he has met with representatives of the DEP, and they have emphasized the prohibition of draining and back washing of motel and commercial swimming pools into the stormwater drainage system.

Mr. Verna went on to state that the DEP has implemented a new schedule by which improvements to stormwater drainage systems must comply. He indicated that the Borough has almost all regulations in place, and his office has almost completed a “master plan” of the stormwater drainage system that the Borough will have to adopt. That plan will outline what is and is not permitted with particular properties. For example, if the property is near an inlet, it is now illegal to blow grass clippings into the street, to rake leaves into the street. He indicated that the biggest change for the Borough will be that the DEP will now be enforcing regulations already in place in the Borough.

Mr. Petrella emphasized that the important thing to remember is that nothing should be dumped into the stormwater drainage system, and any such dumping should be reported immediately.

An unidentified member of the audience inquired about the flooding in the area of Washington Avenue after a severe storm. Mr. Petrella indicated that there is an outfall line in that area and several other streets drain to that outfall line. Consequently, during a severe storm, the stormwater will back up since the drainage system cannot handle the large volume of water appearing in such a short period of time.

Another member of the audience inquired if there is a way to alert condominiums and motels of the regulation against putting debris in storm drains since there are many tourists in town during the summer who may not be aware of the regulations. Mr. Verna responded that there are decals on all inlets to alert the public of the prohibitions. Mr. Verna went on to state that under the new storm drain construction regulations, it will be almost impossible to get anything of any size into the drain.

Mr. Cabrera interjected that he was hearing the member of the audience asking for increased reinforcement of the message “don’t put things that don’t belong in the storm drains.”

Mr. Petrella stated that part of the new regulations is that the Borough is required to educate the public. He added that the Borough may want to consider a mailing to all residents containing the regulations. Mr. Verna interjected that the regulations call for “at least once per year” a public event to educate the public.

Another member of the audience inquired if the Borough ever “tests the water that comes out of the drains.” Mr. Petrella responded that the County tests those drains. The gentleman inquired as to how often those tests are conducted. The Engineer responded that in the summer various sites near the outfall lines on the ocean and the back bay are tested on a weekly basis. Mr. Verna interjected that the results of those testings are posted on-line at the NJDEP website. Mr. Petrella emphasized that testing is not done during the winter months.

The gentleman against asked if it would not be “prudent for the Borough to check each pipe to see what is coming out.” Mr. Cabrera responded that the State has asked the Cape May County Department of Health to do that testing, and it is done on a weekly basis in the summer. 

Another unidentified member of the audience asked Mr. Petrella if the areas of Hollywood Avenue to be evaluated by his office would include the Seaview and Hollywood intersection. Mr. Petrella responded that New Jersey and Pacific Avenues, where they intersect with Hollywood Avenue, were on the list, but the Seaview Avenue intersection was not on the list. Mr. Cabrera interjected that the Seaview Avenue intersection is one of the highest locations in the municipality and the water will drain away from that area. Mr. Petrella indicated that the piping for the outlets begins at Seaview Avenue and goes out to the beach. The unidentified gentleman indicated that the flooding at Seaview and Hollywood Avenues has become progressively worse over the years. Mr. Cabrera interjected that since three intersections on Hollywood Avenue are flooding, “we need to take a look at all of those locations.” 

After the conclusion of the presentation by Mr. Petrella and Mr. Verna, Mr. Tomlin inquired if there were any general public comments.

Bill Hoeger, 8002 Atlantic Avenue, inquired if the Open Public Meetings Act requires that the public be permitted to comment on each agenda item prior to adoption.

The Clerk responded that public comments are permitted during the public hearing phase of every ordinance that is on the agenda for second reading and at the latter stage of meeting where indicated. Mr. Hoeger stated that he had no input on the resolutions that were adopted earlier in the meeting. The Clerk responded that the public is welcome to come to his office prior to the meeting to obtain a copy of the agenda and voice any opinions to the governing body prior to the meeting or at any time thereafter. Mr. Hoeger responded “that’s the point,” that he was at this meeting because he wanted to make a comment on one of the agenda items and was not permitted to do so until “after the voting was done,” and it was his opinion that such procedure is in violation of the Open Public Meetings Act.

The Solicitor interjected that the Borough complies with the Open Public Meetings Act and, to her knowledge, if there is a particular resolution a member of the public would like to comment on, it can be requested prior to the commencement of the meeting with such comment being permitted prior to the governing body voting on the resolution.

Mr. Hoeger then commented that there is a construction project in Wildwood Crest where over 95% of the area is covered in concrete. He went on to state that the land use ordinance requires a 20% pervious ground. He suggested that the Joint Construction Office is not monitoring construction closely and is “letting things slip by.” Mr. Tomlin asked that Mr. Hoeger provide him with the pertinent information on the project in order that he may pass that information along to the Construction Official.

Bob Young, 207 Louisville Avenue, indicated that he has called the Construction Office to report zoning violations, and he was instructed to call the Code Enforcement Officer. He stated that nothing has been done about the infractions he reported.  Mr. Tomlin responded that he is familiar with the project to which Mr. Young was referring, and the Construction Office was at the site on the date of this meeting and stopped the job.

Mr. Young inquired if there would be any more meetings regarding the Master Plan. Mr. Tomlin responded that he was not aware of any scheduled meetings with the Master Planner.

There being no further public comments, Mr. Cabrera motioned, seconded by Mr. Tomlin, that the meeting be adjourned.

Vote:           Cabrera-Tomlin-Yes                                 Pantalone-Absent

Dated:         March 23, 2005

Kevin M. Yecco, Borough Clerk

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