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Minutes of Commissioners Meeting   -   October 22, 2008

Note:  Complete Meeting Appears on Tape #30-08  on File in the Borough Clerk’s Office October 22, 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 Deputy Clerk informed those present that Ordinance No. 1063 was duly advertised on October 1, 2008 after having been introduced on September 24, 2008. As advertised, the public hearing on said ordinance was held on October 8, 2008 at 9:30 a.m. in the Wildwood Crest Borough Hall. The Board of Commissioners did not finally vote on Ordinance No. 1063, but, rather, tabled said ordinance until a future meeting of the Board of Commissioners for further consideration. The Commissioners have now determined to further consider Ordinance No. 1063.

THE DEPUTY CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE BY TITLE ONLY:

ORDINANCE NO. 1063

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING CHAPTER 46, OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES, OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF WILDWOOD CREST, TO ADD NEW ARTICLE VI, DEFINED CONTRIBUTION RETIREMENT PROGRAM, AND AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 496 ADOPTED NOVEMBER 9, 1976, ORDINANCE NO. 594 ADOPTED MAY 22, 1984, ORDINANCE NO. 853 ADOPTED FEBRUARY 8, 1999, ORDINANCE NO. 990 ADOPTED DECEMBER 21, 2005, ORDINANCE 1001 ADOPTED FEBRUARY 22, 2006

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that Ordinance No. 1063 be passed on second and final reading and be advertised according to law.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE DEPUTY CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 855-08

(Authorizing advertisement of Notice to Bidders for Bicycle concession Rental No. 3 with a November 13, 2008 oral bid receipt)

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE DEPUTY CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 856-08

(Acknowledging re-appointment of Robert Cashioli as Class II Member of the Planning Board)

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE DEPUTY CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 857-08

(Designating Trick or Treat on Friday, October 31, 2008 between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.)

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE DEPUTY CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 858-08

(Recognizing the Month of October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month)

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE DEPUTY CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 859-08

(Authorizing Professional Services Contract with the Solicitor for the period October 1, 2008 through May 17, 2009)

 

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 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, CFO, Tax Collector, Chief of Police and Recreation Supervisor for the month ending September 30, 2008 at accepted as presented and filed.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that the minutes of meetings of September 24, 2008 and October 8, 2008, as well as closed session minutes of September 24, 2008 and October 8, 2008, be approved as presented.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Yes                                 Groon-No

 

The Deputy Clerk reported, with regard to the Rambler Road Park Project, that the Borough is awaiting word on pending grant applications.

 

With regard to the COWCO Renewal Agreement, the Deputy Clerk indicated that a meeting was to be held on October 7, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at Wildwood City Hall , with authorized representatives from each participating municipality, to discuss a successor agreement.

 

The Deputy Clerk advised, concerning the proposed concession rental at the fishing pier, that the Solicitor was in the process of developing draft bid documents. Mr. Cabrera interjected that he would be requesting the Engineer to move on developing an RFP. Mr. Groon inquired if Mr. Cabrera and/or the Engineer would require costs estimates prior to that being done. Mr. Cabrera responded that, assuming the costs have been established, he would be asking the Engineer to do the RFP and then have the Solicitor review them from a legal standpoint. It was determined that the matter would be further discussed at the November 5, 2008 meeting.

 

As to the final JCOW legal bill, the Deputy Clerk reported that the Borough had not received a definitive number from the Solicitor.

 

The Deputy Clerk next advised that the matter of the traffic maintenance building conversion for records storage was on hold pending other developments/alternatives.

 

With respect to the “hardship” request for a street opening permit at 115 East Orchid Road , the Deputy Clerk indicated that the Engineer had not received a response from the South Jersey Gas Company. Mr. Cabrera reported that the representative from South Jersey Gas Company had been on vacation.

 

Concerning the mercantile license fee ordinance revision, the Deputy Clerk reported that the Commissioners had been presented recommendations for amendments by Administrative staff.

 

There were no public comments.

 

Mr. Groon requested a return to the discussion regarding the concession rental on the fishing pier. He asked Mr. Cabrera what he felt the time-line would be. Mr. Cabrera responded that he did not think the project could be completed prior to the 2009 summer season. There was a short discussion regarding DEP permits. The Solicitor indicated that she would be comfortable with the legal aspect of the bid specifications, but that she would need input from the Engineer for the engineering and construction aspect. Mr. Groon suggested discussing the matter further at the November 5, 2008 meeting at which time there should be a better indication of the costs and the Solicitor’s outstanding issues. Mr. Cabrera indicated that if there is no interest from an outside source, a decision would have to be made for the 2009 budget.

 

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:        November 24, 2008

Kevin M. Yecco, Borough Clerk

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