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Minutes of Commissioners Meeting   -   December 24, 2010

Note: Complete Meeting Appears on CDs #36-10 and #37-10 on File in the Wildwood Crest, NJ Borough Clerk’s Office December 24, 2010
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 9:30 a.m.  On roll call the following answered to their names:

 

Gould – Absent

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, the Herald and The Press on November 24, 2010.

 

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. 1116

AN ORDINANCE AUGMENTING AND AMENDING THE LAND USE DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE OF THE BOROUGH OF WILDWOOD CREST AND AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 753 ADOPTED JANUARY 8, 1992, ORDINANCE NO. 983 ADOPTED OCTOBER 26, 2005, AND ORDINANCE NO. 1022 ADOPTED DECEMBER 13, 2006, CHAPTER 85 – ARTICLE I – GENERAL PROVISIONS – SECTION 1 – TITLE, CHAPTER 85 – ARTICLE II – DEFINITIONS – SECTION 11 ZONING PERMIT, CHAPTER 85 – ARTICLE III – ZONING DISTRICTS, RULES AND REGULATIONS – SECTION 85-14 – ZONING MAP, CHAPTER 85 – ARTICLE IX – BUSINESS ZONE SECTION 85-50, 4B – DESIGN STANDARDS, CHAPTER 85 – ARTICLE XIV – EXCEPTIONS AND SUPPLEMENTAL REGULATIONS – SECTION 82-N – FENCES AND WALLS, CHAPTER 85-ARTICLE XV – DESIGN STANDARDS FOR SUBDIVISIONS AND SITE PLANS – SECTION 114A – CRITICAL AREAS, CHAPTER 85 – ARTICLE XVI – ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT AND PLANNING BOARD – SECTION 115 – ESTABLISHMENT OF ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT, CHAPTER 85 – ARTICLE XVIII – GUARANTEES, INSPECTIONS AND OFF-TRACK IMPROVEMENTS – SECTION 139-A – FEES, CHAPTER 85 – ARTICLE XIX – ADMINISTRATION, ENFORCEMENTS, VIOLATIONS AND PENALTIES – SECTION 143 – ENFORCEMENT AND SECTION 145 - VIOLATIONS AND PENALTIES, AND TO AMEND THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF WILDWOOD CREST TO DELETE CHAPTER 39 – LAND USE PROCEDURES, ARTICLES I – IV, CHAPTER 64 – SITE PLAN REVIEW, AND CHAPTER 69 – SUBDIVISIONS.

Mr. Cabrera motioned, seconded by Mr. Groon, that Ordinance No. 1116 be passed on first reading, advertised according to law, be brought up for second and final reading and public hearing on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.

Vote:          Gould-Absent                                          Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE BY TITLE ONLY:

ORDINANCE NO. 1117

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING A BOND ORDINANCE OF THE BOROUGH OF WILDWOOD CREST, COUNTY OF CAPE MAY , NEW JERSEY , HERETOFORE ADOPTED ON NOVEMBER 22, 2010 (#1112)

 

Mr. Groon motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that Ordinance No. 1117 be passed on first reading, advertised according to law, be brought up for second and final reading and public hearing on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.

Vote:          Gould-Absent                                          Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE BY TITLE ONLY:

ORDINANCE NO. 1118

ORDINANCE AMENDING A BOND ORDINANCE OF THE BOROUGH OF WILDWOOD CREST, IN THE COUNTY OF CAPE MAY, NEW JERSEY, HERETOFORE ADOPTED ON JULY 8, 2009 (#1077), AND AMENDED BY ORDINANCE NO. 1115, ADOPTED ON DECEMBER 8, 2010

Mr. Groon motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that Ordinance No. 1118 be passed on first reading, advertised according to law, be brought up for second and final reading and public hearing on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.

Vote:          Gould-Absent                                          Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 405-10

(Authorizing transfers between budget appropriations during the final two months of the fiscal year as authorized by NJSA 40A:4-58)

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Absent                                          Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 406-10

(Authorizing the CFO to void certain checks issued against the Wildwood Crest Disbursement Account situated at Crest Savings Bank)

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Absent                                          Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 407-10

(Authorizing the CFO to cancel the unencumbered balance of $27,223.71 in CY 2010 emergency appropriations)

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Absent                                          Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 408-10

(Authorizing 2011 Tax/Sewer interest rate, grace period and year-end penalty)

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Absent                                          Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 409-10

(Authorizing cancellation of 2010 tax/sewer balances of $5 or less)

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Absent                                          Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 410-10

(Authorizing refund of 2010 tax overpayment in the amount of $1,088.40 to Carmela Trzeciak regarding property situated at Block/Lot 96.02-1-C0101)

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Absent                                          Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 411-10

(Authorizing refund of 2010 tax overpayment in the amount of $825.75 to CitiMortgage regarding property situated at Block/Lot 136-24)

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Absent                                          Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 412-10

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

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Absent                                          Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 413-10

(Authorizing support of S-2333 and A-3432 which legislation if adopted will provide immunities for beaches, boardwalks and similar property)

 

RESOLUTION NO. 414-10

(Authorizing support for A-3430 which legislation if adopted will strengthen weather immunities for public entities)

 

RESOLUTION NO. 415-10

(Authorizing support for A-3431 which legislation if adopted will grant immunity to public entities for sidewalk injuries where the homeowner is responsible for sidewalk maintenance by ordinance)

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Absent                                          Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 416-10

(Authorizing support for a repeal of sick leave injury)

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Absent                                          Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 417-10

(Authorizing award of professional services contract to Tri-County Animal Control Services, LLC, as Animal Control Officer for the Borough)

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Absent                                          Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 418-10

(Authorizing award of professional services contract to The J. Byrne Agency as Risk Management Consultant for the Borough)

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Absent                                          Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 419-10

(Authorizing award of professional services contract to South Jersey Technology Partnership for the performance of computer technology support services and related duties for the Borough)

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Absent                                          Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 420-10

(Authorizing re-appointment of Harry Mitchell as Class IV member of the Planning Board for a term of four years, commencing effective January 1, 2011 and terminating December 31, 2014)

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Absent                                          Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 421-10

(Authorizing re-appointment of Robert Cashioli, Asst. Zoning Officer, as the Class II member of the Planning Board, with said term expiring May 27, 2011)

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Absent                                          Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 422-10

(Authorizing rejection of all bids received for the property known as Joseph VonSavage Pool Improvements)

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Absent                                          Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 423-10

(Authorizing award of contract for Removal and Replacement of Ambulance Corps Building Roof to Gen II Contracting Company, Inc. for the total not to exceed amount of $32,325)

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Absent                                          Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 424-10

(Authorizing award of contract for Removal and Replacement of Flat Roof above Court Clerk’s Office to Union Roofing Contractors, Inc. for the total not to exceed amount of $17,500)

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Absent                                          Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 425-10

(Authorizing award of contract for Removal and Replacement of Flt Roof on East Side of Borough Hall to Union Roofing Contractors, Inc. for the total not to exceed amount of $98,000)

 

 

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

Prior to the vote, Mr. Cabrera inquired if the bid amount includes mechanicals. Mr. Groon responded that it does not. The Engineer added that it does, however, include moving the mechanicals to permit the work and then replacing them, as well as new gutters.

Vote:          Gould-Absent                                          Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 426-10

(Authorizing award of contract for one Model Year 2011 30-Yard Split Body Packer Truck to Gran Turk for the total bid price of $193,983)

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Absent                                          Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 427-10

(Authorizing cancellation of unexpended balances of 2010 Appropriations)

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Absent                                          Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 428-10

(Authorizing the CFO to void certain stale dated checks in the payroll account)

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Absent                                          Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

Mr. Cabrera motioned, seconded by Mr. Groon, that all bills properly authorized, as submitted and which appear in full herein below, be paid.

Vote:          Gould-Absent                                          Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

Mr. Cabrera motioned, seconded by Mr. Groon that all reports received, from the Court Administrator, CFO, Tax Collector, Chief of Police and Recreation Supervisor for the month ending November 30, 2010 be accepted as presented and filed.

Vote:          Gould-Absent                                          Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

Mr. Cabrera motioned, seconded by Mr. Groon, that the minutes of Commission meetings held November 22 and December 8, 2010, be approved as presented.

Vote:          Gould-Absent                                          Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

The first matter for discussion was the Rambler Road Park Project, Phase 2. Mr. Groon stated that the grant from the Federal government will expire in June or July 2011, and it would appear that the Borough will not be on target to receive a permit in sufficient time to put the project out to bid before the summer season. He inquired if the lack of a permit would be sufficient cause to request an extension, or will the Borough be required to go ahead and do the bike path aspect of the project prior to the summer season. The Engineer responded that he could request an extension and an answer should be forthcoming in sufficient time to determine whether to go out to bid or not. The Engineer added that the grant requires that the Borough be “under contract” prior to the expiration of the grant. Mr. Groon then inquired if, in the event the permit is not forthcoming from the State, could the project be construed as “repair” and would not fall under CAFRA. The Engineer responded that the bike path can be replaced in existing alignment or westerly without a CAFRA permit. Mr. Groon asked the Engineer to request an extension of both grants. Mr. Groon also requested that the project be listed on the next meeting agenda to be finalized by the governing body.

 

Mr. Groon reminded those present that should the gazebo not be repaired prior to the commencement of the summer season, it would be his intention to install a snow fence around it to prevent access by the public. Mr. Cabrera requested a list of items that need repair on the gazebo in order that the public works department could address them prior to the start of the summer season. Mr. Groon responded that the railings on the platform, and the concrete walkway is raised creating a tripping hazard, as two of the major issues. The Clerk asked the Engineer for a cost estimate to repair those two issues. The Engineer responded that he estimated it would be approximately $15,000 to purchase materials and have the work done in-house by public works. Mr. Groon asked for confirmation that $15,000 would cover installation of railings and reconstruction of the concrete walkway. The Engineer responded that the materials should be less than that, with public works doing the work. Mr. Groon inquired why the earlier estimates were higher. The Engineer responded that the earlier estimates included removal of the walkways, as well as the steps and grading. The $15,000 estimate covers only removal of the areas of tripping hazards. Mr. Cabrera inquired as to why the railings are necessary now when the gazebo has been in place for many years. The Engineer responded that due to the extensive site renovations, the Borough will be required to bring the gazebo up to code.

 

Mr. Cabrera inquired if the Borough’s insurance company had identified any safety issues at the location of the gazebo. The Clerk responded that he did not believe the safety consultant for the JIF had inspected that area.

 

Mr. Groon stated that he would not support these repairs to the gazebo because that would be committing the Borough to further future costly repairs. He indicated that it was his opinion that there were other far less costly alternatives.

 

The Clerk next indicated that the 2011 capital list had been completed and presented to the CFO. Mr. Groon inquired as to the timelines for some of the projects. The Engineer responded that there is a long lead time for the materials for the pool HVAC. He added that there would be some interruption of operation of the mechanicals. He anticipated that the work would be done in late April or early May.

 

Mr. Groon then inquired as to the timeline for the roofing projects. The Engineer responded that he had provided the contractors with a time line for completion of all work by the beginning of April. Mr. Groon requested that the Engineer see that no work is commenced prior to March 1st.

 

The Clerk indicated that he had provided each of the Commissioners with a copy of the proposed dune and vegetation maintenance plan. Mr. Cabrera indicated that the ocean front motels and condominiums often request permission to prune and trim the vegetation on the dunes, which is permissible by the DEP. Those requests have increased recently. In the past, the Environmental Commission had overseen such projects, but they have become too numerous for those volunteers. Mr. Cabrera suggested that the Borough find a contractor, to be paid by the private property owners, to do the work. He suggested that the work be put out to bid, to be authorized at the first meeting in January 2011. Mr. Groon inquired if DEP would “sign off” in time for the 2011 summer season. The Engineer responded that the work being proposed is permitted under maintenance rules. Mr. Groon expressed his support of the proposal. The Engineer added that an ordinance would be required to be adopted. The Solicitor interjected that the ordinance would have to be adopted setting the appropriate fee prior to putting it out to bid.

 

The Clerk inquired as to why a private property owner should be required to pay to maintain Borough owned property. Mr. Cabrera responded that the Borough is permitted to let the vegetation grow and not trim it, and the property owners are requesting that they be permitted to trim the vegetation to improve their views. This would provide them with the ability to do so. The Public Works Superintendent inquired if there would be an option for the property owners to do the work themselves. Mr. Groon responded that there would not because the Borough wants to control the work. The Clerk added that the CFO will have to set up an escrow account for the funds if the process is ultimately approved.

 

Mr. Groon inquired if work was being planned to do some berm work on the beach. Mr. Cabrera responded that it would be commenced as soon as the 2011 temporary budget is adopted.

 

With regard to the beach area south of Rambler Road , Mr. Cabrera reported that he had put additional monies into the 2011 budget for snow fencing and dune grass.

 

With regard to the UEZ administration charges, Mr. Cabrera reported that the draft UEZ budget had been distributed, he had reviewed it, had some issues with it and was not prepared to present it to the governing body.

 

With regard to the ambulance corps building, the Clerk reported that he had still received nothing from the ambulance corps representatives with regard to their position on the building. Mr. Groon reported that he had been contacted and was advised that the Borough would be receiving a response within the next two weeks.

 

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

RESOLUTION NO. 429-10

(Closed Session: potential litigation involving beach replenishment projects; Mitchell Bayfront Improvements; authorizing Solicitor to sign-off on Paff  OPRA litigation)

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Absent                                          Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

Upon returning from closed session, the Clerk reported that authorization had been provided for the Solicitor to resolve the outstanding claim in conjunction with the Paff OPRA litigation matter, not to exceed $1,900.00. The matter will be formalized by the entire governing body at a meeting in January 2011.

 

With regard to the West Side Drainage Improvements, Phase 2, matter, the Clerk indicated that he was not aware if sufficient funds were available to award the contract. He indicated that the matter would be listed for discussion and approval at a meeting in January 2011.

 

There being no further matters for discussion, Mr. Cabrera motioned, seconded by Mr. Groon, that the meeting be adjourned.

Vote:          Gould-Absent                                          Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

Dated:        January 26, 2011

Kevin M. Yecco, Borough Clerk

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