BOROUGH GOVERNMENT
HOME PAGE
BOROUGH PHONE DIRECTORY
COMMISSIONERS
CARL GROON, MAYOR
JOYCE GOULD
DON CABRERA
SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS
MINUTES OF MEETINGS
BOROUGH CODE NEW!
MUNICIPAL CLERK
BOROUGH TREASURER / CFO
PURCHASING AGENT
TAX ASSESSOR
TAX COLLECTOR
  TAX MAPS - PDF File NEW!
BOROUGH SOLICITOR
MUNICIPAL COURT
ZONING OFFICIAL
Land Use Regulations
Zoning Permit Applications
CONSTRUCTION OFFICE NEW!
CODE ENFORCEMENT
Fire Prevention
LAND USE OFFICE
ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSION
TOURISM COMMISSION
BOARD OF EDUCATION
 
BOROUGH DEPARTMENTS
ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER
CMC Animal Shelter
BEACH PATROL
Lifeguard Association
EMERG. MEDICAL / RESCUE
FIRE DEPARTMENT
Volunteer Fire Company
FIRE PREVENTION BUREAU
POLICE DEPARTMENT
PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENT
RECREATION
Recreation Facilities Rental Information
Crest Pier Day Camp Information
Pool Schedule & Fees
Tennis Court Information
Festival and Craft Show Information
PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT
TRASH & RECYCLING
 
COMMUNITY FEATURES
Getting Married in Wildwood Crest
2011 BOROUGH SUMMER ACTIVITIES
NEW RESIDENTS' INFORMATION
Flood Protection/Insurance Information
TOURISM & VACATION INFORMATION
STREET MAPS of Wildwood Crest
  LOCAL TIDE TABLES
LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS
WILDWOOD CONVENTION CENTER
CHURCHES
PUBLIC LIBRARY
CREST MEMORIAL SCHOOL
CREST HISTORICAL SOCIETY
  LOCAL LINKS 
 

 

 

 

   

VISIT THE WEBSITE OF THE

www.cresthistory.org

 
   

Attention Crest Residents!
Have an idea, listing, feature or comment on the web site?
CLICK HERE

 

 

Minutes of Commissioners Meeting   -   December 28, 2009

Note: Complete Meeting Appears on CD #43-09 on File in the Wildwood Crest, NJ Borough Clerk’s Office December 28, 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.

 

Mr. Cabrera motioned, seconded by Mrs. Gould, that Ordinance No. 1086 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. 1086

A CAPITAL ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE ACQUISITION OF PUBLIC WORKS EQUIPMENT AND APPROPRIATING THEREFOR THE AMOUNT OF $105,000 FROM GENERAL CAPITAL FUND BALANCE

Mr. Cabrera motioned, seconded by Mrs. Gould, that a public hearing be held on Ordinance No. 1086.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

There being no public comments, Mr. Cabrera motioned, seconded by Mrs. Gould, that the public hearing on Ordinance No. 1086 be closed.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

Mr. Cabrera motioned, seconded by Mrs. Gould, that Ordinance No. 1086 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. 1087

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING CHAPTER 34, FIRE DEPARTMENT, OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF WILDWOOD CREST, AND AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 5 ADOPTED JANUARY 2, 1911

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that Ordinance No. 1087 be passed on first reading, advertised according to law, be brought up for second and final reading and public hearing on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 9:30 a.m.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE BY TITLE ONLY:

ORDINANCE NO. 1088

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING CHAPTER 67, STREET EXCAVATIONS, OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF WILDWOOD CREST, AND AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING ORDINANCE NO. 984 ADOPTED OCTOBER 26, 2005

 

Mr. Cabrera motioned, seconded by Mrs. Gould, that Ordinance No. 1088 be passed on first reading, advertised according to law, be brought up for second and final reading and public hearing on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 9:30 a.m.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 154-09

(Authorizing cancellation of certain unexpended account balances)

 

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. 155-09

(Authorizing establishment of a dedicated trust by rider for uniform construction code enforcement fees and requesting approval of same by the Director of the DLGS)

 

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. 156-09

(Authorizing calendar year 2010 Interest Rate, Grace Period and Year-end Penalty for tax and sewer payments)

 

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. 157-09

(Authorizing cancellation of 2009 Tax and/or Sewer balances of $5 or less)

 

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. 158-09

(Authorizing award of a professional services contract to South Jersey Technology Partnership for computer technology support services for 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. 159-09

(Authorizing professional services contract with Tri-County Animal Control Services LLC to serve as Animal Control Officer for calendar year 2010)

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 160-09

(Authorizing appointment of Herbert Hornsby to the Zoning Board of Adjustment to fulfill the unexpired term of Gary Malec, said term expiring December 31, 2010)

RESOLUTION NO. 161-09

(Authorizing re-appointment of Patrick Davenport as a member of the Planning Board for a four year term, commencing January 1, 2010 and expiring December 31, 2012)

 

RESOLUTION NO. 162-09

(Authorizing re-appointment of Stephen Casiello as a member of the Planning Board for a four year term, commencing January 1, 2010 and expiring December 31, 2013)

 

RESOLUTION NO. 163-09

(Authorizing re-appointment of Patricia Rasmussen as a member of the Planning Board for a four year term, commencing January 1, 2010 and expiring December 31, 2013)

 

RESOLUTION NO. 164-09

(Authorizing re-appointment of Barbara Hunt as Alternate Member No. 1 of the Planning Board for a two year term commencing January 1, 2010 and expiring December 31, 2011)

 

RESOLUTION NO. 165-09

(Authorizing re-appointment of Carmen Bersani as a member of the Zoning Board of Adjustment for a four year term commencing January 1, 2010 and expiring December 31, 2012)

 

RESOLUTION NO. 166-09

(Authorizing re-appointment of Peter Cava as a member of the Zoning Board of Adjustment for a four year term commencing January 1, 2010 and expiring December 31, 2013)

 

RESOLUTION NO. 167-09

(Authorizing re-appointment of Patricia Rasmussen as Planning Board representative to the Zoning Board of Adjustment as Alternate No. 1 for a two year term commencing January 1, 2010 and expiring December 31, 2011)

 

RESOLUTION NO. 168-09

(Authorizing re-appointment of Lester Klayman as a member of the Tourism Development Commission for a two year term commencing January 1, 2010 and expiring December 31, 2011)

 

RESOLUTION NO. 169-09

(Authorizing re-appointment of Dennis Hall as a member of the
Tourism Development Commission for a two year term commencing January 1, 2010 and expiring December 31, 2011)

 

RESOLUTION NO. 170-09

(Authorizing re-appointment of William Forrest as a member of the Environmental Commission for a three year term commencing January 1, 2010 and expiring December 31, 2012)

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that Resolutions Nos. 160-09 through 170-09 be adopted.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 171-09

(Authorizing re-appointment of Edward Masterson as a member of the Recreation Commission for a three year term commencing January 1, 2010 and expiring December 31, 2012)

 

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

Vote:          Gould-No                                                 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 November 30, 2009 be accepted as presented and filed.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that the minutes of Commission meetings held November 23, December 3, and December 9, 2009, as well as closed session minutes from November 23, and December 9, 2009 be approved as presented.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

The first matter for discussion was the 2010 Capital Improvements. Mr. Groon stated that a firm plan would be required by the first meeting in January 2010 due to the necessity to adopt a temporary budget. He added that although grant applications were pending, it would have to be presumed that the Borough cannot anticipate receipt of those grant funds. He asked that the Commissioners move forward with the 2010 Capital Budget. Mr. Cabrera asked that a special meeting be scheduled the first week of January to discuss only Capital Budget matters. It was decided that a special meeting would be scheduled on Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 3:00 p.m.

 

With regard to the Wildwood Gables Yacht Club agreement, the Clerk reported that he had received a communication from a representative of the Yacht Club that approval had been granted by the DEP. The Clerk stated that he responded to that communication by indicating that the Borough had received no formal confirmation that such approval had been granted by the DEP.

 

The Engineer indicated that he was working on a street priority list to be submitted to the governing body.

 

Concerning the Fern Road Park Pavilion, Mr. Cabrera suggested that approximately $150,000 of the Borough’s UEZ funds be utilized to complete the pavilion. He added that with the Borough’s Centennial in 2010, there should be an entertainment area for all of the activities planned. He stated that the next UEZ meeting was scheduled for the second Wednesday in January 2010, and thereafter the request would be made to the State UEZ for the funds. The inquiry was made as to the Borough’s balance in the UEZ account. Mr. Cabrera responded that it was approximately $270,000. Mr. Cabrera motioned, seconded by Mrs. Gould, to utilize $150,000 of the current UEZ Project funds available for the construction of the Fern Road Park pavilion based upon an architectural rendering. Prior to the vote, Mr. Groon suggested a further review of the plans and any financing needed, be discussed at the special meeting of January 6, 2010. All concurred.

 

The next matter for discussion was the Environmental Consulting Services proposal. The Clerk indicated that he had previously provided to the governing body the proposals from Lomax and Associates, and Hatch Mott McDonald. The Solicitor stated that she had reviewed the proposals, and it was her opinion that the scope of work was not the same. The Engineer responded that there were some discrepancies between the proposals, but the proposals were comparable. The Clerk inquired if the two firms were presented with the same criteria to provide their proposals. Mr. Cabrera and the Engineer both responded that they were. Mr. Groon inquired if there was a precise timeline built into the proposals to insure that the work is completed in a timely manner. The Engineer stated that a specific timeline is not built into the proposals, but he and Mr. Cabrera had emphasized the importance of expediting the work and having the work physically completed on the beach in advance of the summer season. Mr. Groon suggested that, since this is a matter for the temporary budget, it also be added to the discussions on January 6, 2010. Mr. Cabrera indicated that the CFO had recommended that the funding be placed in the beach maintenance line item rather than in a bond ordinance. It was decided that the matter would be further discussed at the January 6, 2010 special meeting.

 

The next matter for discussion was the Planning Assessment Report for the Master Plan re-examination as submitted by Planning Design Collaborative. After some discussion regarding the contents of the report, included three segments: recreation, residential and business/motel, it was suggested that each segment be reviewed independently over a six month period each, and at the end of the eighteen months the Master Plan would be rewritten as it directly relates to those issues and final conclusions drawn. Mr. Groon indicated that he would like to introduce the report and the reassessment plan to the Planning Board with the total support of the governing body. It was decided that a letter would be sent to all residents and businesses in the Borough advising of this pending reassessment and asking for their input into the process.

 

As to the request of the Ocean Place Condominium Association, the Clerk reported that he had responded to the representative from whom the letter was received indicating that written authorization from the Condominium Association would be required before the governing body could further consider the request.

 

With regard to the kayak launch improvements, Mr. Groon reported that the property owner at Rosemary has indicated that he does not have the resources to take on the issue at this time. Mr. Cabrera indicated that he would like to see the fence repaired if the project was not going to move forward in the near future. Mr. Groon stated that he would like to see the park improved and dedicated as a Veterans’ Park. The Engineer interjected that the bulkhead required replacement as well, but would not impact any fence that may be erected. He indicated that the bulkhead replacement was scheduled in 2010. The Engineer was asked to obtain cost estimates to do the rest of the work at the time the bulkhead work is done.

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

Dated:        January 27, 2010

Kevin M. Yecco, Borough Clerk

MINUTES OF MEETINGS INDEX