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Minutes of Commissioners Meeting   -   April 8, 2009

Note:  Complete Meeting Appears on Tape #9-09 on File in the Borough Clerk’s Office April 8, 2009
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 5, 2008.

 

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 BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 948-09

(Authorizing award of contract to Winner Ford at the not to exceed contract amount of $23,669 for a 2009 Ford Explorer 4x4 XLT)

 

Mr. Groon 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. 949-09

(Authorizing award of contract to Concord Engineering Group at the total not to exceed contract amount of $9,824, subject to approval by the TRC Energy Services on behalf of the Clean Energy Program)

 

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. 950-09

(Authorizing affirmation of the Borough’s Civil Rights Policy with respect to public officials, officers, employees, etc.)

 

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. 951-09

(Authorizing a Special Events Permit for NJ Thundermotorsports, Inc. for the purpose of holding a car show on May 7, 2009 on Sweetbriar Road between Atlantic and Ocean Avenues from 6 pm to 9 pm)

 

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. 952-09

(Authorizing a Special Events Permit to Marine Mammal Stranding Center for the purpose of holding a beach swim on July 11, 2009 at Rambler Road and the beach)

 

 

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. 953-09

(Authorizing a Special Events Permit for Brendan Borek High Tides Memorial Fund for the purpose of holding a 10K Spirit Walk on May 3, 2009 at noon on Ocean Avenue from Cresse Avenue to Crest Pier)

 

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. 954-09

(Authorizing participation and cooperation by and from the Borough in the All Hazard Pre-Disaster Mitigation Planning Project and designating the County as Lead Agency in this regard)

 

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

Prior to the vote, Mr. Groon requested a discussion of the matter. He inquired if there is a timeline for the implementation of the project. The Clerk responded that he was not aware of a timeline but added that FEMA has indicated that it is part of the Community Rating System program, and it is a requirement. He went on to state that the County is the lead agency in the project.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 955-09

(Authorizing the submission for a grant application for the Edward Byrne Memorial Competitive Grant Program for dispatching services)

 

Mr. Cabrera motioned, seconded by Mr. Groon, 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 hereinbelow, be paid.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

Mr. Cabrera provided an update with regard to the Fitness Park Pavilion project. He advised that funding for the project is “on hold.”

 

Concerning the concession rental: fishing pier, the Clerk reported that the State of New Jersey is in the process of streamlining the application process, and he had provided that information to the governing body. He added that it is not in effect as yet, but it will impact this project, as well as the Rambler Road Park Project. The information has also been provided to the Borough Engineer.

 

The Clerk reported that, with regard to hiring a professional planner for the New Jersey Avenue streetscape project, the Borough has authorized the request for funding from the UEZ in the amount of $6,500. He inquired of Mr. Cabrera whether a planner had been chosen. Mr. Cabrera responded that it is an ongoing process.

 

There being no additional matters for discussion, THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY (and specifically indicated that the closed session would be held for the express purpose of discussing the successor COWCO agreement, health benefit coverage levels for employees and volunteers, and COAH obligations and legal ramifications):

RESOLUTION NO. 956-09

(Closed session: COWCO agreement; continued membership in the county library system; personnel matters, specifically employee health benefit levels; litigation, specifically COAH obligations and legal ramifications)

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

Upon returning from closed session, and 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:        May 27, 2009

Kevin M. Yecco, Borough Clerk

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