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Minutes of Commissioners Meeting   -   November 4, 2009

Note: Complete Meeting Appears on CD #37-09 on File in the Wildwood Crest, NJ Borough Clerk’s Office November 4, 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 ORDINANCE BY TITLE ONLY:

ORDINANCE NO. 1082

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND AND SUPPLEMENT SECTION 46-5.1, GROUP INSURANCE, OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF WILDWOOD CREST, COUNTY OF CAPE MAY, NEW JERSEY, AND AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 600 ADOPTED MARCH 19, 1985, AND ORDINANCE NO. 866 ADOPTED FEBRUARY 23, 2000

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that Ordinance No. 1082 be passed on first reading, advertised according to law, be brought up for second and final reading and public hearing on Monday, November 23, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE BY TITLE ONLY:

ORDINANCE NO. 1083

AN ORDINANCE TO REPEAL ORDINANCE NO. 768 ADOPTED DECEMBER 21, 1992 AND ORDINANCE NO. 874 ADOPTED JULY 26, 2000 AND SECTIONS 1 AND 2 OF ORDINANCE NO. 1005 ADOPTED MARCH 22, 2006, AND ORDINANCE NO. 1033 ADOPTED MARCH 7, 2007, TO AUTHORIZE THE WITHDRAWAL OF PARTICIPATION IN THE CITY OF WILDWOOD CONSTRUCTION OFFICE AND TO TERMINATE THE INTERLOCAL SERVICES AGREEMENT EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 31, 2009

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that Ordinance No. 1083 be passed on first reading, advertised according to law, be brought up for second and final reading and public hearing on Monday, November 23, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE BY TITLE ONLY:

ORDINANCE NO. 1084

AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING A CONSTRUCTION OFFICE AND PERMIT FEES IN THE BOROUGH OF WILDWOOD CREST, CAPE MAY COUNTY, STATE OF NEW JERSEY, AND AMENDING CHAPTER 22 – CONSTRUCTION – OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF WILDWOOD CREST

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that Ordinance No. 1084 be passed on first reading, advertised according to law, be brought up for second and final reading and public hearing on Monday, November 23, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 126-09

(Authorizing certain budgetary appropriation transfers)

 

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. 127-09

(Authorizing sale of surplus property no longer needed for public use to be sold on an on-line auction website)

 

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. 128-09

(Establishing health insurance premium payments by the Wildwood Crest Volunteer Fire Company)

 

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. 129-09

(Authorizing ratification and confirmation of the sale of an offering of $13,135,000 General Bonds of 2009 of the Borough of Wildwood Crest)

 

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. 130-09

(Authorizing Change Order No. 1, street & utility reconstruction of Seaview Avenue , Phase 3 and various storm sewers, in the amount of $216,973.80, to permit inclusion of sanitary sewer and reconstruction work on Washington Avenue between Seaview Avenue and the beach)

 

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. 131-09

(Authorizing Change Order No. 2, street and utility reconstruction of Seaview Avenue , Phase 2, and various storm sewers, in the amount of $164,990.40, to permit inclusion of sanitary sewer and roadway reconstruction improvements on Miami Avenue , between Seaview Avenue and Atlantic Avenue due to extreme deterioration of the existing infrastructure)

 

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. 132-09

(Authorizing a refund of property tax or utility overpayments in the amount of $105.84)

 

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. 133-09

(Authorizing a new taxicab rate schedule, pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 73 of the Code of the Borough of Wildwood Crest)

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Groon-Yes                                    Cabrera-No

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 134-09

(Authorizing a shared services agreement with the City of North Wildwood in conjunction with the creation of a uniform construction code office)

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

A discussion was had with regard to the flooding problem on Lake Road . The Engineer indicated that he has reviewed maps and has determined that at the westerly end of Cresse Avenue the storm sewer line is definitely owned by the Borough. The Clerk inquired if it would be absolutely necessary to be included in any reconstruction project at this point or for 2010. The Engineer responded that the worst section would be from Park Boulevard westerly; however, the line is failing and the Borough would receive the best price by doing it in conjunction with the other work to be done.

 

There was a further discussion regarding which projects to include in the 2010 capital budget. Items discussed were other street and storm sewer projects, as well equipment purchases, and recreation projects.

 

The Clerk suggested that the Engineer, in conjunction with Public Works staff,  rank some of the infrastructure items in terms of a priority list. The Engineer concurred. The governing body agreed.

 

The Clerk reported that with regard to the UCC Ordinance and the construction office set-up, a great deal of progress had been made. He indicated that the new construction official had been named, Patrick Malia, who will be commencing employment December 1, 2009. He added that the governing body had authorized a shared services agreement with North Wildwood that will include the services of the technical assistant (TACO), who will assist Wildwood Crest with setting up the Borough’s office but that our long term intention would be that a current permanent employee in the Borough will be moved to those office functions. He added that renovations are in progress to accommodate the construction office staff. The Clerk stressed that it will be a two year agreement with North Wildwood, to include third party inspections, which may ultimately result in a longer term.

 

The Clerk was asked how the change would affect any pending construction projects in Wildwood Crest. The Clerk responded that it was his understanding that those pending projects for which Wildwood has already collected fees would require Wildwood, under the law, to complete.

 

Concerning the second floor, Borough Hall, renovations, the Clerk reported that the project is moving forward, noting that the current second floor conference room would be renovated to become the construction office.

 

With regard to the telephone system at the Nesbitt Center for purposes of tourism, the Clerk indicated that it was his recollection that a final decision would be made at a later date. He clarified that it had been requested that the tourism telephone system be centralized for year around coverage. After some discussion, it was agreed that the tourism telephone duties would be moved to the Crest Pier during the winter months.

 

Mrs. Gould provided a report on plans for the 2010 Centennial Celebration. She distributed a copy of a letter to be sent to Wildwood Crest businesses requesting donations to the Centennial Committee for events to be planned. She added that her committee has had several meetings. The committee is working on publishing two booklets to be sold. One of the books would be a pictorial history of Wildwood Crest. The second book depicting “then and now” photos of structures in Wildwood Crest. She added that the committee has already been selling t-shirts and sweatshirts to raise money. It was clarified that it is being run as a separate entity from the Borough. Mrs. Gould also indicated that the summer concert series in 2010 will be promoted as the “Centennial Concert Series.” Additionally, there will be naming of parks around the Borough. A bike parade has also been suggested, as well as a “Little Mr. and Miss” contest. There will also be a “Through the Century” fashion show to be done at the Fern Road Park . Mr. Cabrera suggested that the committee provide the Tourism Commission with a list of all activities in order that they can be included in the 2010 promotions. She added that the Fire Company will also be celebrating their centennial. The Clerk questioned whether the City of North Wildwood received contributions from GWTIDA for their centennial celebration. Mr. Cabrera asked if any of the centennial activities would be funded by the Borough. Mrs. Gould responded that it was her hope that the Borough will not have to fund any of the activities. Mr. Cabrera stated that he was not opposed to the Borough making a contribution toward a community-wide celebration. The Clerk stated that the Committee will know well in advance of adoption of the 2010 Municipal Budget how well they are doing financially, and the Municipal Budget could be amended to include a contribution to the Centennial Celebration.

 

The Clerk reported that proposals had been received for a Borough-wide telephone system for the 2010 capital budget. He indicated that one of the proposals required additional detail. That vendor has been requested to provide a more detailed quote in order for the Borough to be able to fully compare the quotes received.

 

Ann Fitzgerald of the Hydrofest was scheduled to make a presentation to the governing body, but did not appear. Mr. Cabrera reported that she had appeared before the Tourism Development Commission on November 2, and provided that body with her report on the 2009 Hydrofest. He indicated that her requested dates for the 2010 Hydrofest are September 10 and 11, 2010.

 

The Clerk reported that he had supplied to each member of the governing body materials regarding the proposed school land sale. He asked the governing body to review the materials in order that action may be commenced at the next meeting.

 

There being no public present, and no further matters for discussion, Mr. Cabrera motioned, seconded by Mrs. Gould, that the meeting be adjourned.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

Dated:        November 23, 2009

Kevin M. Yecco, Borough Clerk

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