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Minutes of Commissioners Meeting   -   November 23, 2009

Note: Complete Meeting Appears on CD #38-09 & 39-09 on File in the Wildwood Crest, NJ Borough Clerk’s Office November 23, 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

 

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 5, 2008.

 

Mrs. Gould next announced the one-way in and the one-way out method of ingress and egress in case of emergency.

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that Ordinance No. 1082 be placed on second reading and final passage by title only.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE BY TITLE ONLY:

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 a public hearing be held on Ordinance No. 1082.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

There being no public comments, Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that the public hearing on Ordinance No. 1082 be closed.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that Ordinance No. 1082 be passed on second and final reading and advertised according to law.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that Ordinance No. 1083 be placed on second reading and final passage by title only.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE B 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 a public hearing be held on Ordinance No. 1083.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

There being no public comments, Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that the public hearing on Ordinance No. 1083 be closed.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that Ordinance No. 1083 be passed on second and final reading and advertised according to law.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that Ordinance No. 1084 be placed on second reading and final passage by title only.

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 a public hearing be held on Ordinance No. 1084.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

There being no public comments, Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that the public hearing on Ordinance No. 1084 be closed.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that Ordinance No. 1084 be passed on second and final reading and advertised according to law.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE BY TITLE ONLY:

ORDINANCE NO. 1085

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ACQUISITION OF REAL PROPERTY BY THE BOROUGH OF WILDWOOD CREST FROM THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF WILDWOOD CREST

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that Ordinance No. 1085 be passed on first reading, advertised according to law, be brought up for second and final reading and public hearing on Wednesday, December 9, 2009, at 9:30 am.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 135-09

(Authorizing approval of Change Order No. 1-Final, 2008-09 Trench Restoration)

 

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. 136-09

(Authorizing an immediate hiring freeze and limitation on purchasing for essential items only)

 

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. 137-09

(Authorizing sale of Borough-owned property from on-line auction)

 

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. 138-09

(Authorizing the Borough to be “paperless” by March 1, 2011, with a plan of action submitted by the Clerk/Administrator on or before June 30, 2010)

 

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

Prior to the vote, Mr. Cabrera inquired as to the purpose of the deadline being 2011 rather than 2010. The Clerk responded that the purpose was to provide for unexpected delays as well as (current) budgetary uncertainties. He added that it could perhaps be in effect by mid-2010 if funding was available. Mr. Groon added that if any software or other programs or systems are to be changed, the beginning of the year would be the appropriate time to do so.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 139-09

(Authorizing the issuance of a Special Events Permit to the Greater Wildwood Jaycess for their annual Christmas Parade to be held on Friday, December 4, 2009, to proceed south on Pacific Avenue into Wildwood Crest, each on Heather Road, past the Crest Pier, and north on Ocean Avenue back to Wildwood)

 

Mrs. Gould 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. 140-09

(Authorizing a refund for an ambulance transport overpayment, in the amount of $37.68, to Rosemarie Koffler)

 

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. 141-09

(Authorizing purchase of Edmunds & Associates WIPP Software application at the annual cost of $2400)

 

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. 142-09

(Authorizing cancellation of certain unexpended balances of the General Capital Fund in the total amount of $98,652.74)

 

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. 143-09

(Authorizing a refund in the amount of $100 to Aladdin Condominium Association for the rental of a Crest Pier meeting room which could not be acted upon due to severe weather conditions)

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Groon-Yes                                    Cabrera-Abstain

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 144-09

(Authorizing a refund of escrow fees in the amount of $400 to John H. Way in conjunction with a recommendation from the Wildwood Crest Planning Board)

 

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. 145-09

(Authorizing a refund in the amount of $2,825.20 to Thomas and Olivia DiNunzio for a property tax overpayment)

 

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. 146-09

(Authorizing advertisement of Notice to Bidders for one four-wheel drive beach tractor)

 

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. 147-09

(Authorizing advertisement of Notice to Bidders for one beach cleaner with hydraulic pump power)

 

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, and Chief of Police for the month ending October 31, 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 October 21, and November 4, 2009, be approved as presented.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

There were no members of the public present.

 

The Clerk reported that the UCC ordinance was adopted earlier in the meeting. With regard to the Construction Office, he indicated that it is moving forward with a December 1, 2009 start date for the Construction Official but that actual construction activities could not be commenced until 1/1/10. He added that the details of a shared services agreement were being finalized for a Technical Assistant, from another municipality, for both Wildwood Crest and North Wildwood.

 

The Clerk then reported that the second floor renovations at Borough Hall were moving along well. He congratulated the Public Works Carpentry Department for their efforts in making the changes in a timely fashion.

 

With regard to the 2010 Capital budget, the list was reviewed by the governing body. Mr. Cabrera indicated that some of the items on the list were emergent in nature and needed to be resolved quickly, and some of the items could wait until early 2010 as part of the budgetary process. He stated that the west side project, Washington Avenue, as well as the beach project were all matters that need to be addressed in the next month or two. He added that the Engineer was in the process of finalizing the cost estimates for those projects.

 

It was suggested that the west side project be given priority, and that it be done in a planned manner rather than “piecemeal.” That would include all wastewater issues, stormwater, outfalls, etc. Mr. Cabrera inquired as to specifically which projects were being discussed. He indicated that he was aware only of Lake Road and Morning Glory, as well as Washington Avenue. He was advised that at an earlier meeting there were other issues on Lake Road, as well as at the west end of Cresse and further south. Additionally, there are outfall lines that need work in the southern end of town.

 

Concerning the telephone system for the Nesbitt Center/Tourism, the Clerk reported that it is in the process of being finalized, to the extent that calls in the winter will go to Crest Pier where staff are available on a daily basis.

 

The Clerk reported that a Planning Board resolution had been provided to the governing body regarding an amendment to the Land Use Ordinance. He indicated that the Solicitor will require direction from the governing body in that regard. The Solicitor indicated that she would have a draft of the ordinance for the review of the governing body at the December 9, 2009 meeting.

 

With regard to the Cape May County Fare Free Transportation, the Clerk reported that it was his understanding that Wildwood and North Wildwood will be providing funding to that program in order to keep it going. He added that the Administrator in North Wildwood had indicated that the City was considering providing funding but that no formal action had been taken.

 

There being no further matters for discussion, THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 148-09

(Closed session: negotiations/personnel matters)

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

Upon returning from closed session, there being no further matters for discussion, Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Groon, that the meeting be adjourned.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

Dated:        December 28, 2009

Kevin M. Yecco, Borough Clerk

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