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Minutes of Commissioners Meeting   -   December 13, 2006

Note:  Complete Meeting Appears on Tape #36-06  on File in the Borough Clerk’s Office December 13, 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 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 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. 1022 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. 1022

AN ORDINANCE AUGMENTING AND AMENDING THE LAND DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE OF THE BOROUGH OF WILDWOOD CREST AND AMENDING ORDINANCE 983 ADOPTED OCTOBER 26, 2005, AND ORDINANCE NO. 989 ADOPTED DECEMBER 7, 2005, CHAPTER 85 – ARTICLE II – SECTION 85-11 DEFINITIONS – AWNING, BANNER, PENNANT, SIGHT TRIANGLE AND CHAPTER 85, ARTICLE XV – DESIGN STANDARDS FOR SUBDIVISIONS AND SITE PLANS – SECTION 85-97 SIGNS – ARTICLE XVII, GUARANTEES, INSPECTIONS AND OFF-TRACT IMPROVEMENTS – SECTION 85-139 (A3) FEES – VARIANCES; SECTION 85-143 – ENFORCEMENT; SECTION 85-144 – CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY AND SECTION 85-145 – VIOLATIONS AND PENALTIES

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that a public hearing be held on Ordinance No. 1022.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

Mrs. Gould commented that the Borough has problems with signs, and, hopefully, when the pending ordinance becomes effective, the appropriate Borough personnel will be able to fully enforce the ordinance and control the problems experienced in the past regarding signs. Mr. Groon concurred, adding that the Borough will attempt to make the transition as smooth as possible.

There being no public comments, Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that the public hearing on Ordinance No. 1022 be closed.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that Ordinance No. 1022 be passed on second and final reading and advertised according to law.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION IN FULL:

RESOLUTION NO. 387-06

(Authorizing two budgetary appropriation transfers in the total amount of $3,251.57)

 

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. 388-06

(Authorizing a professional services contract with J. Byrne Agency as the Borough’s Risk Management Consultant for Calendar Year 2007 in conjunction with membership in the ACMJIF at the rate of 4.5% of the Borough’s annual assessment)

 

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. 389-06

(Authorizing Notice to Bidders for services to be performed in conjunction with the Borough-wide revaluation)

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

The Clerk reported that upon adoption of the foregoing Resolution, the Tax Assessor was prepared to mail a letter to various contractors indicating that specifications are available to be picked up in the Assessor’s office.

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 390-06

(Authorizing award of contract with Garden State Dredging at the not to exceed contract amount of $207,449 for the Cardinal Road Storm Sewer Improvements)

 

Mr. Cabrera 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. 391-06

(Authorizing award of contract with Garden State Dredging at the not to exceed contract amount of $902,048.75 for Phase 3B Street and Utility Reconstruction)

 

Mr. Cabrera 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. 392-06

(Authorizing the CFO to return the performance guarantee in the amount of $4,500 to FVP1 LLC in conjunction with the street opening permit for 7310 Ocean Avenue )

 

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. 393-06

(Authorizing the issuance of a Special Events Permit to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society for the purpose of hosting the Coast the Coast Bike Tour to be held on May 20, 2007 at various locations throughout the Borough)

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

Mr. Cabrera motioned, seconded by Mrs. Gould, that all bills properly authorized as submitted and which appear in full hereinbelow, be paid.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

There being no public comments offered, THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY, for the specifically authorized closed session discussion regarding on-going JCOW litigation and continued membership therein, as well as a status update with respect to ownership of the Wildwood Gables Yacht Club:

RESOLUTION NO. 394-06

(Closed Session – Litigation and/or negotiations with respect to ongoing JCOW litigation and continued membership therein; and ownership of the Wildwood Gables Yacht Club)

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

The Clerk indicated to those present that the matters to be discussed in closed session would be discussion in closed session based upon adoption of the foregoing resolution, that the discussions would be released to the public at the conclusion of the matter, and that formal action may be taken upon resumption of the open session.

 

Upon returning from closed session, THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY, INDICATING THAT THE RESOLUTION IS CONTINGENT UPON ALL OTHER MEMBER MUNICIPALITIES CURRENTLY IN THE JOINT CONSTRUCTION OFFICE OF THE WILDWOODS ADOPTING SUBSTANTIALLY SIMILAR RESOLUTIONS:

RESOLUTION NO. 395-06

(Authorizing amendment of the current term and conditions for participation by the Borough in JCOW, extending membership therein to March 31, 2007, provided all other participating members also extend membership)

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

The Clerk requested authorization, provided funds are available, for a survey of the Wildwood Gables Yacht Club and the land situated in close proximity thereto.

Mr. Groon motioned, seconded by Mrs. Gould, that the foregoing authorization be provided.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

There being no additional matters for discussion, Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Groon, that the meeting be adjourned.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

Dated:        December 27, 2006

Kevin M. Yecco, Borough Clerk

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