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Minutes of Commissioners Meeting   -   May 28, 2008

Note:  Complete Meeting Appears on Tape #15-08  on File in the Borough Clerk’s Office May 28, 2008
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 7, 2007.

 

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 IN FULL:

RESOLUTION NO. 758-08

(Honoring 2008 Senior Citizen of the Year – Madelyn Calloway)

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION IN FULL:

RESOLUTION NO. 759-08

(Honoring 2008 Senior Citizen of the Year – Robert Young)

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE BY TITLE ONLY:

ORDINANCE NO. 1061

BOND ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $4,400,000, AND

AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $4,190,400 BONDS OR

NOTES OF THE BOROUGH, FOR THE VARIOUS IMPROVEMENTS

OR PURPOSES AUTHORIZED TO BE UNDERTAKEN BY THE

BOROUGH OF WILDWOOD CREST, IN THE COUNTY OF

CAPE MAY, NEW JERSEY

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that Ordinance No. 1061 be passed on first reading, advertised according to law, be brought up for second and final reading and public hearing on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at 9:30 a.m.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 760-08

(Authorizing request for approval from the Director of the DLGS for the insertion of a special item of revenue, in the amount of $308,825 for a Small Cities Community Development Block Grant)

 

Mr. Cabrera 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. 761-08

(Authorizing Triad Associates to pursue a NJDOT Bikeways Grant)

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. 762-08

(Authorizing formal submission of an application for funding from fiscal year 2008 NJDOT – Local Aid – Bikeways Program and authorizing the Mayor and Borough Clerk to execute and attest any documents in this regard)

 

Mr. Cabrera 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. 763-08

(Authorizing the CFO to provide a retroactive salary increase for the Chief of Police for calendar year 2007)

 

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. 764-08

(Authorizing award of contract to Bud Concrete, Inc., in the amount of $38,766 for 2008 Concrete Gutter Replacement)

 

Mr. Cabrera 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. 765-08

(Authorizing publication of Notice to Bidders for Street and Utility Reconstruction of Seaview Avenue, Phase II)

 

Mr. Cabrera 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. 766-08

(Authorizing award of a two year lease agreement with Elena Salmons at the annual bid amount of $12,000 for the rental of Store No. 4 in the Crest Pier as a beauty salon)

 

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. 767-08

(Authorizing refund of a $60 bulk trash pick-up paid but not utilized)

 

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. 768-08

(Authorizing issuance of a Special Events Permit to Anna Kudgis and William Cook for the purpose of holding a wedding ceremony on June 28, 2008 at Miami Avenue 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. 769-08

(Authorizing issuance of a Special Events Permit to Marine Mammal Stranding Center for the purpose of holding an ocean swim on July 12, 2008 at the Rambler Road beach)

 

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 set forth in 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 April 30, 2008 be accepted as presented and filed.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

Mr. Cabrera motioned, seconded by Mrs. Gould, that Taxi Cab Licenses for Ocean Cab Service and Yellow Cab for calendar year 2008 be approved.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that the minutes of meetings held April 23 and May 7, 2008 be approved as presented.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

The Clerk reported that he has contacted the New Jersey League of Municipalities and the Municipal Clerks’ Association of New Jersey, with respect to the Defined Contribution Retirement Program for assistance. He indicated that the governing body will be required to adopt an ordinance, and positions will have to be listed specifically that will be included in the Defined Contribution Retirement Program. He was advised that the Treasurers and Tax Collectors group were currently pushing for development of the ordinance and the listing of all positions to be included therein.

 

With regard to the telephone system upgrade, Mrs. Gould reported that a representative visited the Borough to do an evaluation of the existing system, and he will be providing a proposal within the next two weeks.

 

The Clerk indicated that additional drawings have been provided with regard to the Rambler Road Park Project, and there have been two meetings with the committee. Mr. Groon added that an additional meeting is scheduled for the week of June 2nd, and it was his hope that the committee’s recommendations can be presented to the governing body after that meeting.

 

Concerning the Seaview Avenue Reconstruction, Phase III, the Clerk indicated that the tie-in would be the extension of the bicycle path, adding that direction would be required from the governing body as to whether the connector portion of the bicycle path is going to be extended westerly on Rambler Road to Seaview and then southerly into Lower Township. The Engineer indicated that he would need that direction as soon as possible since Phase II of Seaview Avenue ends at Rambler Road . Mr. Groon interjected his opinion that it should be pursued. The Engineer indicated that the striping plan will not change the infrastructure. The Clerk interjected that it will impact the number of lanes traveling north and south. Mr. Cabrera asked if he could have a drawing of the proposed bike path extension prior to making a determination. The Engineer stated that the bike path would run parallel to the parking spaces between the parking and the lane of travel. Mr. Cabrera inquired if any parking spaces would be lost. The response was that there would be no lost parking spaces. The Clerk summarized by stating that the consensus was to move forward with traffic being reduced from four lanes to two, but that parking remain on both sides of Seaview Avenue. The response was in the affirmative by all three commissioners. The Engineer inquired if bike lane striping would be run up Rambler Road to connect to Seaview. The response was in the affirmative.

 

Mrs. Gould reported to those present that the Borough of Wildwood Crest was voted the No. 1 Family Beach in the State of New Jersey, and was voted the No. 2 Beach overall in the State of New Jersey. Mr. Cabrera added that the renovated fishing pier was unofficially opened over the Memorial Day holiday and was visited by a number of tourists and residents.

 

Bob Kole, 209 E. Morning Glory Road , stated that he was in the process of putting wind power on his property in Wildwood, but was aware that the Borough of Wildwood Crest has an objection to wind power on properties in the Borough. Mr. Kole presented information on the new wind system that has been developed by the Department of Energy. He urged the governing body to support efforts in renewable energy. Mr. Kole also asked the governing body to consider water conservation in the Borough.

 

Kathy Byron, 311 East Jefferson Avenue , asked that a “no trucks” sign be installed on Jefferson to alleviate the construction traffic from The Grand project. Additionally, she asked that “residential parking only” signs be installed. Mr. Groon responded that there have been discussions regarding the residential parking. He added that once the construction project is complete, the parking situation should improve.

 

There being no further public comments, THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION, for the specific purpose of discussing thoughts, concerns, terms & conditions, etc. for a possible successor agreement for continued membership in COWCO:

RESOLUTION NO. 770-08

(Closed session – Negotiations, specifically to address the Borough’s continued membership in the City of Wildwood Construction Office )

 

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

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:        June 25, 2008

Kevin M. Yecco, Borough Clerk

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