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Minutes of Commissioners Meeting   -   May 27, 2009

Note:  Complete Meeting Appears on Tape #14-09 on File in the Borough Clerk’s Office May 27, 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 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 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 ORDINANCE BY TITLE ONLY:

ORDINANCE NO. 1076

AN ORDINANCE AUGMENTING AND AMENDING CHAPTER 79

OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF WILDWOOD CREST, COUNTY

OF CAPE MAY AND STATE OF NEW JERSEY , VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC,

ARTICLE II PROHIBITED PARKING: PROHIBITED STOPPING OR STANDING

AND TIME LIMIT PARKING, 79-7 HANDICAPPED PARKING

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that Ordinance No. 1076 be passed on first reading, advertised according to law, be brought up for second and final reading and public hearing on Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at 9:30 a.m.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE BY TITLE ONLY:

ORDINANCE NO. 1077

BOND ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR IMPROVEMENT OF THE STORM WATER AND SANITARY SEWERAGE SYSTEMS IN AND BY THE BOROUGH OF WILDWOOD CREST, IN THE COUNTY OF CAPE MAY, NEW JERSEY, APPROPRIATING $6,500,000 THEREFOR AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $6,500,000 BONDS OR NOTES OF THE BOROUGH FOR FINANCING SUCH APPROPRIATION

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that Ordinance No. 1077 be passed on first reading, advertised according to law, be brought up for second and final reading and public hearing on Wednesday, July 8, 2009 at 9:30 a.m.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 10-09

(Expressing support of Senate Bill No. S-2524 and companion Assembly Bill No. A-3697 concerning proposed changes to Affordable Housing for carrier island communities)

 

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. 11-09

(Authorizing the Municipal Court Administrator to void certain checks issued against the Municipal Court General Account and Municipal Court Bail Account)

 

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. 12-09

(Authorizing a refund in the amount of $75.35 to Ann Rugala for a duplicate ambulance transport payment)

 

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. 13-09

(Authorizing the issuance of a special events permit to Joe Weeks for the purpose of a wedding ceremony at the Sunset Lake Gazebo on August 17, 2009 between the hours of 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm)

 

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. 14-09

(Authorizing the issuance of a special events permit to Evelyn Gonzalez for the purpose of a wedding ceremony at the Heather Road Fishing Pier on June 27, 2009 between the hours of 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm)

 

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. 15-09

(Authorizing the appointment of Robert Cashioli as a Class II Member of the Planning Board for a term commencing immediately and expiring May 27, 2010)

 

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. 16-09

(Authorizing an increase to the professional services contract with Remington & Vernick for COAH Round III Housing Element and Fair Share Plan obligations, from $17,231 to $20,910.70)

 

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. 17-09

(Authorizing adoption of the “Grant Management Plan” in conjunction with 2009 Small Cities Grant for Atlantic Avenue storm drainage)

 

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. 18-09

(Authorizing application to Local Finance Board for waiver of down payment and two proposed non-conforming maturity schedules in conjunction with Environmental Infrastructure Trust financing program and for which Ordinance No. 1077 has today been introduced)

 

Mr. Cabrera motioned, seconded by Mrs. Gould, 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

 

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, 2009 be accepted as presented and filed.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that the minutes of meetings held April 8, April 22, May 6, and May 13, 2009, as well as the closed session minutes of April 8 and May 6, 2009 be approved as presented.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

With regard to the Fitness Park Pavilion, Mr. Cabrera reported that funding for the pavilion is contained in the bond ordinance introduced earlier in the meeting, and once that ordinance is effective the Borough will be able to commence work at the end of the summer.

 

The Clerk reported that the concession rental: fishing pier restaurant/retail store matter is tied to the CAFRA permit process and that is ongoing.

 

Nancy Pietropaoli, 6002 Seaview Avenue , commented on the “new” bike path that goes up Rambler Road to Seaview Avenue , inquiring whether when making a right turn in a car onto Rambler Road , whether cars or bikes have the right-of-way. Capt. Bradley of the Wildwood Crest Police Department responded that bicycles have the right-of-way, and that vehicles are not permitted in the bikeway.

 

Patrick Davenport, 316 East Louisville Avenue , commented on the vacant land at the east end of Louisville Avenue that used to be the Crown Motel. He indicated that the property has recently been taken over by the bank, and the fence was removed. Mr. Davenport stated that from the time the property was demolished until the present time it has never been kept in a condition that the Borough would like, and it truly is an eyesore. He added that it is being utilized as a parking lot, and is not a safe condition. Mr. Groon responded that he had received a telephone call regarding the matter, and that he would be meeting with the Chief of Police to take corrective action.

 

Eric Gundrum, Remington & Vernick Engineers, inquired if his firm would be permitted to submit a proposal regarding the New Jersey Avenue Streetscape. Mr. Cabrera responded in the affirmative.

 

Mrs. Gould thanked Capt. Bradley and the Wildwood Crest Police Department for getting the bush at Morning Glory and Seaview trimmed in order to alleviate the visibility problem that existed. She also asked that the “stop here” sign at Farragut and Atlantic be painted yellow to make it more visible.

 

There being no further public comments, THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 19-09

(Closed session: personnel-contract negotiations re: UIU; potential land acquisition: Crest Memorial School ; contract negotiations re: COWCO renewal agreement and long range plan for uniform construction code office operations)

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes   The authorized  purposes for the closed session discussion were as follows: status of the contract negotiations with the sanitation workers represented by UIU, health benefits deliberations for employees and volunteers, potential land acquisition from Crest Memorial School , negotiations of the COWCO renewal agreement and long-range plans for uniform construction code services.

 

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 24, 2009

Kevin M. Yecco, Borough Clerk

 

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