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Minutes of Commissioners Meeting   -   September 22, 2010

Note: Complete Meeting Appears on CD #29-10 on File in the Wildwood Crest, NJ Borough Clerk’s Office September 22, 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 7:00 p.m.  On roll call the following answered to their names:

                    Gould– Groon – Yes                               Cabrera - Absent

 

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 October 23, 2009.

 

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

 

Mr. Groon motioned, seconded by Mrs. Gould, that Ordinance No. 1109 be placed on second reading and final passage by title only.

Vote:          Gould-Groon-Yes                                    Cabrera-Absent

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE BY TITLE ONLY:

ORDINANCE NO. 1109

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE GRANTING OF AN EASEMENT FOR PUBLIC ACCESS IN FAVOR OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY, DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Groon, that a public hearing be held on Ordinance No. 1109.

Vote:          Gould-Groon-Yes                                    Cabrera-Absent

There being no public comments, Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Groon, that the public hearing on Ordinance No. 1109 be closed.

Vote:          Gould-Groon-Yes                                    Cabrera-Absent

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Groon, that Ordinance No. 1109 be passed on second and final reading and advertised according to law.

Vote:          Gould-Groon-Yes                                    Cabrera-Absent

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 353-10

(Authorizing application to the NJ Dept. of Community Affairs for a grant in an amount not to exceed $500,000 for Cresse Avenue Drainage Improvements)

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Groon-Yes                                    Cabrera-Absent

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 354-10

(Authorizing adoption of State Model Citizen Participation Plan for DCA Small Cities Program)

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Groon-Yes                                    Cabrera-Absent

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 355-10

(Authorizing identification of the Small Cities Program Fair Housing Officer)

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Groon-Yes                                    Cabrera-Absent

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 356-10

(Authorizing retention via professional services contract of a Community Development Consultant [Blauer Associates] for administration of a DCA Small Cities Fiscal Year 2011 Grant, if so awarded)

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Groon-Yes                                    Cabrera-Absent

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 357-10

(Authorizing refund for the overpayment of property taxes or utility payments in the amount of $2,915.86 for property situated at Block/Lot 65.02-4 [7000 Atlantic Avenue])

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Groon-Yes                                    Cabrera-Absent

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 358-10

(Authorizing refund for the overpayment of property taxes or utility payments in the amount of $1,234.97 for property situated at Block/Lot 65.03-4-C0106 [408 E. Myrtle Rd., Unit 106])

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Groon-Yes                                    Cabrera-Absent

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 359-10

(Authorizing issuance of a special events permit to Jennifer Price and Edward Chang for the purpose of a wedding ceremony on October 10, 2010 at Sunset Lake Gazebo)

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Groon-Yes                                    Cabrera-Absent

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 360-10

(Authorizing retention via professional services contract of White-Harris Telecommunications Management Company for installation/administration of office communication equipment)

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Groon-Yes                                    Cabrera-Absent

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 361-10

(Authorizing approval of Raffles License Application No. RA-96 to the Wildwood Crest Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1)

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Groon-Yes                                    Cabrera-Absent

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 362-10

(Authorizing issuance of not exceeding $2,447,000 Bond Anticipation Notices of the Borough)

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Groon-Yes                                    Cabrera-Absent

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Groon-Yes                                    Cabrera-Absent

 

Mrs. Gould 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 August 31, 2010 be accepted as presented and filed.

Vote:          Gould-Groon-Yes                                    Cabrera-Absent

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Groon, that the minutes of Commission meetings of August 27, August 31, and September 8, 2010, be approved as presented.

Vote:          Gould-Groon-Yes                                    Cabrera-Absent

 

The Clerk reported to the governing body that he had conducted a staff meeting with all department heads on September 15, 2010, and advised them at that time that the deadline for submission of all capital improvement requests for the 2011 budget was October 15, 2010.

 

With regard to the Rambler Road Park Project, Phase 2, the Clerk inquired of Mr. Groon whether the Engineer had supplied the information he had requested to enable the bid process to be commenced. Mr. Groon responded that some of the information had been supplied, but that there were still outstanding issues to be resolved.

 

Carolyn Morey, 120 West Jefferson Avenue, inquired about the “Ranalli project” listed on the agenda under “old business.” Mr. Groon responded that there is a piece of property west of Bayview Drive behind the public works yard and it is the understanding of the Borough that they intend to construct a home at the site, thus presenting an obligation to the Borough to provide support services.

 

Ms. Morey also inquired about the increasing level of ponding water in the vicinity of Bayview Drive and the public works yard. Mr. Groon responded that the Borough had empowered the Engineer to move forward with repairs to a broken pipe in the area. Additionally, the second part of the project will be to connect the stormwater pipe from Bayview Drive north of the public works yard to the new pipe being installed.

 

Fred Mettler, 109 East Stanton Road, thanked the Commissioners, the Solicitor and Clerk/Administrator for their support and assistance in moving forward the public right of way easement as authorized by Ordinance No. 1109, which was adopted earlier in the meeting.

 

Mrs. Gould reported that the Borough and the Centennial Committee have won an award from the Cape May County Chamber of Commerce for Historical Preservation for the Centennial book published by the Centennial Committee. She added that the Borough would also be recognized for the tennis courts, the Rosemary Road Park, and Centennial Park.  The Clerk added that the Borough had made application for the Governor’s award in excellence for the newly renovated Centennial Park.

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Groon-Yes                                    Cabrera-Absent

 

Dated:        October 20, 2010

Kevin M. Yecco, Borough Clerk

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