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Minutes of Special Commissioners Meeting   -   June 28, 2006

Note:  Complete "Special" Meeting Appears on Tape #19-06  on File in the Borough Clerk’s Office June 28, 2006
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 and The Press on November 10, 2005.

 

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. 1014 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. 1014

AN ORDINANCE REPEALING IN ITS ENTIRETY CHAPTER 10, BILLBOARDS AND SIGNS, OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF WILDWOOD CREST, COUNTY OF CAPE MAY AND STATE OF NEW JERSEY, AND REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 273 ADOPTED MARCH 14, 1962 AND ORDINANCE NO. 336 ADOPTED JULY 14, 1965

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that a public hearing be held on Ordinance No. 1014.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

There being no public comments, Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that the public hearing on Ordinance No. 1014 be closed.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that Ordinance No. 1014 be passed on second and final reading and advertised according to law.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE BY TITLE ONLY:

ORDINANCE NO. 1013

AN ORDINANCE AUGMENTING AND AMENDING THE LAND DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE OF THE BOROUGH OF WILDWOOD CREST AND AMENDING ORDINANCE 983 ADOPTED OCTOBER 26, 2005, CHAPTER 85 – ARTICLE II – SECTION 85-11 DEFINITIONS – HOTEL/MOTEL AND STORY; ARTICLE IV – R-1 LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL – SECTION 85-26 – ACCESSORY USES, SECTION 85-28, I AND J – AREA AND BULK REGULATIONS; ARTICLE V – R-1-A SEMI-LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL, SECTION 85-30 – ACCESSORY USES, SECTION 85-32, I AND J – AREA AND BULK REGULATIONS; ARTICLE VII – R-2 TWO-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL ZONE – SECTION 85-40 C, E, G, H – AREA AND BULK REGULATIONS; ARTICLE X-MC MARINE COMMERCIAL ZONE – SECTION 85-55 H AREA AND BULK REGULATIONS; ARTICLE XI – M1A, M1B, M1C ZONE HOTEL/MOTEL AND MULTI FAMILY ZONE SECTION 85-60 A AND B – AREA AND BULK REGULATIONS; ARTICLE XIV – EXCEPTIONS AND SUPPLEMENTAL REGULATIONS – SECTION 85-82 A AND B – FENCES AND WALLS

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera- that Ordinance No. 1013 be passed on first reading, advertised according to law, be brought up for second and final reading and public hearing on Wednesday, July 12, 2006 at 9:30 a.m.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 275-06

(Authorizing creation of an emergency in the amount of $150,000 for repair/replacement of sanitary sewer main on Nashville and Miami Avenues)

 

RESOLUTION NO. 276-06

(Authorizing renewal of membership in the Atlantic County Municipal Joint Insurance Fund for the period January 1, 2007 through December 31, 2010)

 

RESOLUTION NO. 277-06

(Authorizing request to extend the bicycle path along the beachfront, at grade, from Rambler Road to Jefferson Avenue and utilization of $250,000 grant funds)

 

RESOLUTION NO. 278-06

(Authorizing advertisement and receipt of bids for Street Excavations Trench Restoration)

 

RESOLUTION NO. 279-06

(Authorizing approval of change order no. 1-final regarding bayfront bulkheads at Sunset Lake on Buttercup, Lavender, Heather and Wisteria Roads)

 

RESOLUTION NO. 280-06

(Authorizing amendment of Local Defense Council/Local Emergency Planning Committee for appointment of new members)

 

RESOLUTION NO. 281-06

(Authorizing application for and execution of a subcontract with the County of Cape May for Municipal Alliance Program)

 

Mr. Cabrera motioned, seconded by Mrs. Gould, that the foregoing Resolutions 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, Tax Collector and Chief of Police, be read and filed, and that the detailed financial report prepared by the CFO as of May 31, 2006 be approved as presented.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Groon, that the minutes of meetings held May 24 and June 14, 2006, together with the closed sessions held on May 24 and June 14, 2006, as well as the special meeting of June 21, 2006 be approved as presented.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

The Clerk reported that a letter was received from the Borough’s Risk Management Consultant regarding serious problems with the Fishing Pier, and that letter had been circulated to the Board of Commissioners, the Superintendent of Public Works and the Risk Management Consultant. As a follow up, the Clerk reported that the Superintendent of Public Works had indicated that the electricity was turned off, concrete debris had been removed from the entrance to the property, signs have been posted prohibiting trespassing, the water would be turned off on June 29, 2006, and a written report with photographs would be provided to the Board of Commissioners and the Clerk documenting the work done by the Department of Public Works.

 

With regard to the Smart Growth Grant, the Clerk reported that the CFO is prepared to submit a Chapter 159 resolution to the governing body for their approval as soon as written confirmation is received from the Department of Community Affairs that the funds are available to the Borough. Additionally, the Solicitor has prepared a resolution authorizing that the grant funds in the amount of $30,000 be utilized in conjunction with work being performed by the Volmer Group. However, until written confirmation is received from the Department of Community Affairs, no further action can be taken in this matter.

Victoria Bruno, 115 West Topeka Avenue , and Madeline Staraniri, 201 West Topeka Avenue , appeared before the Board of Commissioners with regard to the change in the route for the “trolley” operated by the Five Mile Beach Railway Company from Pacific Avenue to Atlantic Avenue . They indicated that by moving the route to Atlantic Avenue , it has created a hardship on the senior citizens in the Borough. The Clerk indicated that Mrs. Gould had sent a letter to the operator of the trolley line on behalf of the senior citizens, and that no response had been received to date. Mr. Groon inquired if the Borough had any options in this matter. The Clerk responded that a response from Mr. Adelizzi would be needed prior to any action being taken. He added that if the governing body were to be in favor of attempting to have Mr. Adelizzi return the route to Pacific Avenue , letters could be written. Mr. Cabrera inquired if the County’s Fare Free system could be increased in the Borough to accommodate the senior citizens. It was determined that Mrs. Gould would contact Assemblyman Van Drew to request his assistance, as well as reaching out to the County Fare Free Program Coordinator to determine if they could be provide assistance by increasing service during the summer months.

 

Frank Schimmel, 321 East Denver Avenue , inquired if the weekend trash drop-off would be in effect during the summer. Mr. Cabrera responded that it would be in effect.

 

There being no further public comments, THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY, with specific reference to the purposes under which the authorized closed session being GWTIDA ADMINISTRATIVE CHARGES, CONTINUATION OF MEMBERSHIP IN JCOW, AND POSSIBLE RE-OPENING OF THE EMT BARGAINED UNION AGREEMENT:

RESOLUTION NO. 282-06

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

Upon returning from closed session, the Clerk requested formal authorization from the Board of Commissioners for the Solicitor to prepare a letter to the Joint Construction Office of the Wildwoods notifying that entity of the Borough’s intent to withdrawal from JCOW effective January 1, 2007, unless the specific issues addressed hereinbelow are resolved to the full satisfaction of the Borough of Wildwood Crest:

1.              Reorganization of JCOW to assure that a business administrator be retained with full authority, subject only to direction from the Board;

2.              Plan review and inspection from the DCA of all “high rise buildings” with all fees being paid directly to the DCA to enable that agency to have full responsibility for that function;

3.              Each member municipality would have a person principally designated for each participating municipality to serve as a contact point for resolution of construction site problems and to increase visibility/better awareness of on-going projects;

4.              Financial issues with respect to the Borough’s ownership share in the JCOW office building/surplus funds be paid or reimbursed to the Borough upon said withdrawal.

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that the Solicitor be authorized to send a letter to the Joint Construction Office of the Wildwoods notifying that entity of the Borough’s intent to withdraw from JCOW effective January 1, 2006 if the above issues are not fully resolved sufficiently in advance of that time.

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:        July 26, 2006

Kevin M. Yecco, Clerk/Administrator

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