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Minutes of Commissioners Meeting   -   December 29, 2008

Note:  Complete Meeting Appears on Tape #37-08 on File in the Borough Clerk’s Office December 29, 2008
Wildwood Crest, NJ

Prior to the opening of the meeting, Mrs. Gould 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 – Yes                                  Groon - Absent

 

The Clerk announced that Mr. Groon was out of town, and that the Solicitor was not present as she was representing the Borough at a COAH meeting with state legislative representatives in Avalon.

 

Mrs. Gould 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.

 

Mrs. Gould 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 BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 886-08

(Authorizing cancellation of certain General Capital Fund Balances)

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Yes                                 Groon-Absent

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE BY TITLE ONLY:

ORDINANCE NO. 1066

A CAPITAL ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF THE STORM SEWER ON HOLLYWOOD AVENUE BETWEEN SEAVIEW AVENUE AND THE BEACH AND APPROPRIATING THEREFOR THE AMOUNT OF $240,000 FROM GENERAL CAPITAL FUND BALANCE

 

Mr. Cabrera motioned, seconded by Mrs. Gould, that Ordinance No. 1066 be passed on first reading, advertised according to law, be brought up for second and final reading and public hearing on Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 9:30 a.m.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Yes                                 Groon-Absent

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 887-08

(Authorizing cancellation of certain appropriation account balances)

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Yes                                 Groon-Absent

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 888-08

(Rescinding full provisions of Borough Resolution No. 885-08 and authorizing payment of the total increase in premium costs for the health insurance coverages for Wildwood Crest Volunteer Fire Co. #1)

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Yes                                 Groon-Absent

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 889-08

(Authorizing re-appointment of J. Byrne Agency as Risk Management Consultant at the not to exceed amount of 4.5% of the Borough’s annual assessment for membership in the ACMJIF)

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Yes                                 Groon-Absent

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 890-08

(Authorizing re-appointment of Caroline Hennessey as Tax Collector effective January 1, 2009)

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Yes                                 Groon-Absent

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 891-08

(Authorizing Notice to Bidders for Emergency Medical Billing Services)

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Yes                                 Groon-Absent

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 892-08

(Authorizing cancellation of 2008 Tax and/or Sewer balances of $5 or less)

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Yes                                 Groon-Absent

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 893-08

(Authorizing Tax and Sewer Interest Rate, Grace Period and Year-end Penalty for 2009)

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Yes                                 Groon-Absent

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 894-08

(Authorizing refund of certain property tax and/or sewer utility overpayments)

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Yes                                 Groon-Absent

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 895-08

(Authorizing endorsement of the Housing Element and Fair Share Plan (COAH) as adopted by the Planning Board as well as submission of the Petition for substantive certification of said Plan)

 

Prior to the motion and vote, Mrs. Gould stated that the Planning Board had adopted their COAH Fair Share/Housing Plan resolution on December 18, 2008, and that it was necessary for the governing body to endorse and adopt a resolution for submission to the State prior to December 31, 2008. The Clerk stated that he was in possession of certified copies of the Planning Board resolution, and he would provide certified copies of both resolutions, upon passage, to the Engineer by 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 30, 2008.

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

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Yes                                 Groon-Absent

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Yes                                 Groon-Absent

 

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 November 30, 2008, be accepted as presented and filed.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Yes                                 Groon-Absent

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that the minutes of meetings held November 24, and December 10, 2008, as well as the closed session minutes of both meetings, be approved as presented.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Yes                                 Groon-Absent

 

The Clerk reported with regard to the COWCO Renewal Agreement, that the matter would be discussed in closed session later in the meeting. He added that there was little to report to the governing body.

 

With regard to the Rambler Road Park Project, the Clerk indicated that the Borough had not received an indication from the State of New Jersey as to which grants have been approved.

 

The Clerk indicated that he had supplied to the governing body copies of the Concession Rental: Fishing Pier Restaurant/Retail Store draft specifications as prepared by the Engineer and that comments, suggested changes, etc., would be welcome.

 

Concerning the street opening permit request for 115 East Orchid Road, the Clerk reported that the Borough has not received any information from South Jersey Gas Company, notwithstanding several attempts by the Engineer to have the matter resolved.

 

There being no public comments, THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION:

RESOLUTION NO. 896-08

(Closed session – negotiations (COWCO Agreement and potential acquisition of building and grounds) and personnel (employee benefit levels)

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Yes                                 Groon-Absent

 

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-Yes                                 Groon-Absent

 

Dated:        January 28, 2009

Kevin M. Yecco, Borough Clerk

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