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Minutes of Commissioners Meeting   -   February 6, 2013

Note:  Complete Meeting Appears on CD #3-13 on File in the Wildwood Crest, NJ Borough Clerk’s Office February 6, 2013
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 - 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 28, 2012.

 

Mr. Groon 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. 1157 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. 1157

ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR IMPROVEMENT OF THE STORM SEWER SYSTEM IN AND BY THE BOROUGH OF WILDWOOD CREST, IN THE COUNTY OF CAPE MAY, NEW JERSEY, AND APPROPRIATING $119,000 THEREFOR, CONSTITUTING PROCEEDS OF OBLIGATIONS OF THE BOROUGH HERETOFORE ISSUED.

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that a public hearing be held on Ordinance No. 1157.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

There being no public comments, Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that the public hearing on Ordinance No. 1157 be closed.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that Ordinance No. 1157 be passed on second and final reading and advertised according to law.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

Mr. Cabrera motioned, seconded by Mrs. Gould, that Ordinance No. 1158 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. 1158

A CAPITAL ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR IMPROVEMENT OF THE STORM SEWER SYSTEM IN AND BY THE BOROUGH OF WILDWOOD CREST, IN THE COUNTY OF CAPE MAY, NEW JERSEY, AND APPROPRIATING THEREFOR THE AMOUNT OF $51,000 FROM GENERAL CAPITAL FUND BALANCE

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that a public hearing be held on Ordinance No. 1158.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

There being no public comments, Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that the public hearing on Ordinance No. 1158 be closed.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that Ordinance No. 1158 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. 1159

AN ORDINANCE AUGMENTING AND AMENDING CHAPTER 8, BEACHES, OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF WILDWOOD CREST, SECTION 8-5, AUTHORIZATION TO ADOPT ADDITIONAL CONTROLS AND REGULATIONS, SECTION 8-6, ESTABLISHMENT OF RULES AND REGULATIONS, AND SECTION 8-7, VIOLATIONS AND PENALTIES, AND AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 564 ADOPTED NOVEMBER 11, 1981, ORDINANCE NO. 655 ADOPTED JULY 20, 1987, ORDINANCE NO. 695, ADOPTED MAY 10, 1989, ORDINANCE NO. 862, ADOPTED SEPTEMBER 29, 1999, AND ORDINANCE NO. 899 ADOPTED MARCH 27, 2002

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that Ordinance No. 1159 be passed on first reading, advertised according to law, be brought up for second and final reading and public hearing on February 27, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE BY TITLE ONLY:

ORDINANCE NO. 1160

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING CHAPTER 79, VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC, OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF WILDWOOD CREST, REPEALING SECTION 79-3 AND ADOPTING A NEW SECTION 79-3; AMENDING SECTION 7-32, SCHEDULE I, NO PARKING; AND AMENDING 79-32.1, SCHEDULE IA, PARKING RESTRICTED AT ALL TIMES; AND AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 478 ADOPTED APRIL 9, 1975; ORDINANCE NO. 552 ADOPTED MAY 24, 1978; ORDINANCE NO. 592 ADOPTED MAY 1, 1984; ORDINANCE NO. 605 ADOPTED APRIL 16, 1985; ORDINANCE NO. 626 ADOPTED MARCH 12, 1986; ORDINANCE NO. 662 ADOPTED MARCH 7, 1988; ORDINANCE NO. 685 ADOPTED JANUARY 11, 1989; ORDINANCE NO. 735 ADOPTED JANUARY 9, 1991; ORDINANCE NO. 736 ADOPTED JANUARY 9, 1991; ORDINANCE NO. 774 ADOPTED JUNE 23, 1993; ORDINANCE NO. 786 ADOPTED JULY 13, 1994; ORDINANCE NO. 825 ADOPTED MARCH 12, 1997; ORDINANCE NO. 837 ADOPTED JANUARY 14, 1998; ORDINANCE NO. 856 ADOPTED MARCH 24, 1999; ORDINANCE NO. 861 ADOPTED SEPTEMBER 13, 1999; ORDINANCE NO. 919 ADOPTED OCTOBER 23, 2002; ORDINANCE NO. 1009 ADOPTED MAY 3, 2006; ORDINANCE NO. 1040 ADOPTED FEBRUARY 27, 2007; ORDINANCE NO. 1075 ADOPTED MARCH 25, 2009; AND ORDINANCE NO. 1125 ADOPTED APRIL 13, 2011

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that Ordinance No. 1160 be passed on first reading, advertised according to law be brought up for second and final reading and public hearing on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 948-13

 

WHEREAS, proposals have been received in response to Request for Quotation dated December 12, 2012, for the following:

 

ACTUARIAL VALUATION OF POST EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS IN ACCORDANCE WITH GASB 45; and

 

WHEREAS, the Chief Financial Officer has reviewed the proposals submitted and provided an opinion recommending that a contract be awarded to the “lowest responsible bidder” as follows:

 

DANZIGER & MARKHOFF LLP, for the total project amount of $5,940.00

 

all of which is further in accordance with the Request for Quotation and all other related documents pertaining to this award;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, in the County of Cape May and State of New Jersey, as follows:

 

               1.  That the allegations of the preamble are incorporated herein as if fully set forth.

 

               2.  That a contract be awarded to the above “lowest responsible bidder,” DANZIGER & MARKHOFF LLP, 123 Main Street, White Plains, NY 10601, for the above specified services and corresponding (itemized) bid amounts, also set forth in the attached contract, which is made a part hereof by reference as if fully set forth.

 

               3.  That the Commissioner of Revenue and Finance and the Borough Clerk be and they are hereby authorized and directed to execute said contract on behalf of the Borough, provided necessary funds are available as evidenced by the certification of availability of funds below from the Chief Financial Officer.

 

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. 949-13

 

WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, County of Cape May, New Jersey, to apply to the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority (GWTIDA) for funding for various Borough-sponsored events in 2013;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, County of Cape May, New Jersey, that the Commissioner of Public Works and Property be, and he is hereby authorized to execute and submit to GWTIDA Funding of Events for seven (7) Borough-sponsored events, as follows:

 

Name of Event                                                                               Amount to be Requested

 

Wildwood Crest 5K Beach Race                                                $                  3,000.00

 

Jersey Shore Masters Basketball Tournament                                             2,000.00

 

Wildwood Crest Seafarers Celebration                                                         7,500.00

 

Summer Kickoff Concert                                                                                 1,500.00

 

San Sculpting Contest                                                                                    11,000.00

 

Fourth of July Patriotic Show                                                                         3,000.00

 

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Commissioner of Public Works and Property and the Borough Clerk be and they are hereby authorized to execute any and all agreements with GWTIDA designating the Borough of Wildwood Crest as “Promoter” on behalf of GWTIDA for the above referenced events.

 

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. 950-13

 

WHEREAS, the Borough of Wildwood Crest (hereinafter “Borough”), as a contracting unit, may, without advertising for bid, purchase any materials, supplies or equipment from State Contract Vendors which have contracted with the State of New Jersey, Department of Treasury, Division of Purchase and Property, pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40A:11-12; and

 

WHEREAS, the contracts awarded under a State Cooperative Purchasing contract that are in excess of the contracting unit’s bid threshold shall be made by resolution of the governing body; and

 

WHEREAS, the Borough wishes to authorize purchases under the State Cooperative Purchasing contract subject to all the conditions applicable to the current State Contract.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, County of Cape May and State of New Jersey, that this Resolution shall constitute an authorization to purchase under the State Cooperative Purchasing contract, subject to all conditions applicable to the current State Contract.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, pursuant to the rules of the Local Finance Board of the State of New Jersey, that no amount of these contracts shall be chargeable until such time as materials, supplies or equipment are ordered and a certification of availability of funds is made by the Chief Financial Officer.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the duration of this Agreement shall be until December 31, 2013 or upon expiration of a particular vendor’s State Contract, whichever event first occurs.


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. 951-13

 

WHEREAS, Public Safety employees and volunteers should be adequately compensated for on-duty accidents and illnesses; and

 

WHEREAS, New Jersey’s current Workers’ Compensation law is already one of the broadest in the country; and

 

WHEREAS, A-1196, as currently drafted, will make it virtually impossible to contest claims from injuries and illnesses caused off-the-job; and

 

WHEREAS, this bill places the burden of proof on governmental employers to establish that an injury or illness, such as cancer, heart attack or hypertension, did not occur on the job; and

 

WHEREAS, the actuary for the Municipal Excess Liability Joint Insurance Fund (MEL) has estimated that A-1196 could easily double the current $400 million annual municipal Workers’ Compensation expense; and

 

WHEREAS, the MEL and the League of Municipalities have offered to sit down with the supporters of this legislation to develop less expensive ways of improving both the coverage and compensation to first responders.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, County of Cape May, State of New Jersey, urges the legislature to reject A-1196, and herewith requests the supporters of this legislation to work with the MEL and the League of Municipalities to develop less expensive ways to improve both coverage and compensation to first responders.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Municipal Clerk is hereby directed to send certified copies of this resolution, along with a plea for rejection of this ill-conceived legislation on behalf of our municipal taxpayers, to Senate President Sweeney; Assembly Speaker Oliver; Senator Jeff Van Drew; Assemblyman Matthew Milam; Assemblyman Nelson Albano; Governor Chris Christie; and the League of Municipalities.

 

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. 952-13

         WHEREAS, there exists the need for the “Professional Services” of a PROFESSIONAL PLANNER, to be retained by the Borough for the purpose of attendance at Planning and/or Zoning Board meetings for potential Master Plan revisions in conjunction with COAH requirements, as well as recommendations for amendment of the Borough’s Land Use Ordinance, and related duties associated therewith as directed by the authorized representatives of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, the total “not to exceed” contract amount of $6,000 commencing effective the date of execution of said contract through December 31, 2013; all as more specifically set forth in the attached Agreement which is made a part hereof by reference as if fully set forth; and

 

         WHEREAS, the Local Public Contracts Law (N.J.S.A. 40A:1-11, et. seq.) requires that the Resolution authorizing the award of contracts for “Professional Services” without competitive bids must be publicly advertised; and

 

         WHEREAS, KENDRA LELIE, PP, AICP., of the firm of CLARKE, CATON, HINTZ, has completed and submitted a Business Entity Disclosure Certification which certifies that KENDRA LELIE of CLARKE, CATON, HINTZ, will not make any reportable contributions pursuant to N.J.S.A. 19:44A-1 commencing February 6, 2013 to any political committee or candidate through the term of this contract nor has she made any reportable contributions for the twelve month period immediately preceding this award.

 

         NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, in the County of Cape May, New Jersey, as follows:

 

         1.  That the allegations of the preamble hereto are incorporated herein as if fully set forth.

 

         2.  That the Commissioner of Revenue & Finance and Borough Clerk be and they are hereby authorized, instructed, and empowered to execute the attached agreement with KENDRA LELIE, PP, AICP., of the firm of CLARKE, CATON, HINTZ, who shall be compensated by voucher at the agreed upon hourly rate, contingent upon certification below from the Chief Financial Officer as to the availability of funds, and whose rate/fee structure are contained in the aforesaid Agreement and said “Independent Contractor” shall be required to comply with this Resolution, and the attached Agreement.  Said Professional Planner is further required to comply with all other conditions/provisions of law or regulation applicable to a “Professional Services Contractor,” including but not limited to procuring/maintaining sufficient insurance coverages necessary to fully protect the interests of the Borough in each and every instance relative to performance under this contract.

 

         3.  That the aforesaid contract is awarded without competitive bidding as a “Professional Service” under the provisions of the Local Public Contracts Law because N.J.S.A. 40A:11-5 states that no local unit shall be required to advertise for bids for services rendered or performed by a person authorized by law to practice a recognized profession and whose practice is regulated by law, or to advertise for bids for services which are of such a qualitative nature as will not reasonably permit the drawing of specifications or the receipt of competitive bids, all of which classification the aforesaid contact falls within.

 

         4. The Business Disclosure Entity Certification shall be placed on file with this Resolution

 

         5.  That a copy of the specific items appertaining to the award of this contract shall be published in a Notice of Award in The Herald of Cape May County as required by law within ten (10) days of passage of the Resolution authorizing same.

 

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. 953-13

 

WHEREAS, on JANUARY 23, 2103 , LISA FAUST , 1504 Arons Circle , Sewell, NJ 08080 , applied for a Special Events Permit for the purpose of a WEDDING   to be held on May 4, 2013 ,  from 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m., at the Heather Road Beach Pier ; and

                                                                                                                                               

WHEREAS,  LISA FAUST, 1504 Arons Circle, Sewell, NJ 08080 has supplied all documentation required under Ordinance No. 936, including the requisite Certificate of Insurance, and has further pledged to comply with all applicable rules and regulations pertaining to the conduct of said Special Event; and

 

WHEREAS, the application has been reviewed by the Board of Commissioners, upon verification by appropriate members of staff as to completeness of the application, scheduling compatibility, etc.;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, County of Cape May, New Jersey that the Borough Clerk be and he is hereby authorized and directed to issue a Special Events Permit to  LISA FAUST , 1504 Arons Circle, Sewell, NJ 08080 for the purpose of a WEDDING to be held on May 4, 2013 , from 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m., at the Heather Road Beach Pier.

 

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. 954-13

 

WHEREAS, on January 9, 2013, the NATIONAL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY, 1 Kalisa Way, Suite 205, Paramus, NJ 07652 applied for a Special Events Permit for the purpose of a BIKE RIDE to be held on May 19, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Atlantic Ave. and Seaview Ave.; and

 

WHEREAS,  the NATIONAL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY has supplied all documentation required under Ordinance No. 936, including the requisite Certificate of Insurance, and has further pledged to comply with all applicable rules and regulations pertaining to the conduct of said Special Event; and

 

WHEREAS, the application has been reviewed by the Board of Commissioners, upon verification by appropriate members of staff as to completeness of the application, scheduling compatibility, etc.;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, County of Cape May, New Jersey that the Borough Clerk be and he is hereby authorized and directed to issue a Special Events Permit to the NATIONAL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY, 1 Kalisa Way, Suite 205, Paramus, NJ 07652 for the purpose of a BIKE RIDE to be held on May 19, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Atlantic Ave. and Seaview Ave.

 

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. 955-13

 

WHEREAS, on January 28, 2013 , ELIZABETH GUIDON , 116 E. 1ST St. , Northampton, PA 18067 , applied for a Special Events Permit for the purpose of a WEDDING   to be held on June 22, 2013 ,  from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, at the Rambler Road Gazebo ; and

                                                                                                                                               

WHEREAS,  LISA FAUST, 1504 Arons Circle, Sewell, NJ 08080 has supplied all documentation required under Ordinance No. 936, including the requisite Certificate of Insurance, and has further pledged to comply with all applicable rules and regulations pertaining to the conduct of said Special Event; and

 

WHEREAS, the application has been reviewed by the Board of Commissioners, upon verification by appropriate members of staff as to completeness of the application, scheduling compatibility, etc.;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, County of Cape May, New Jersey that the Borough Clerk be and he is hereby authorized and directed to issue a Special Events Permit to  LISA FAUST , 1504 Arons Circle, Sewell, NJ 08080 for the purpose of a WEDDING to be held on May 4, 2013, from 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m., at the Heather Road Beach Pier.

 

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. 956-13

 

BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, in the County of Cape May, New Jersey, that a “JIF SAFETY CONTRACT” with the ATLANTIC COUNTY MUNICIPAL JOINT INSURANCE FUND be and the same is hereby authorized and approved for participation in the annual Safety Incentive Program.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that all designated and currently named Department Heads, specifically representing: POLICE, RECREATION, PUBLIC WORKS, AMBULANCE/RESCUE, AND ADMINISTRATION as set forth therein be and the same are likewise authorized, directed, and empowered to execute that portion of the contract which evidences participation in the aforesaid Safety Incentive Program as well as compliance with all requirements appertaining thereto.

 

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. 957-13

 

Support $20 million Emergency Supplemental Marketing Funding (A3630/S2435) for the New Jersey Division of Travel and Tourism to Address the Negative Image of the Condition of The Jersey Shore in the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

 

WHEREAS, Hurricane Sandy caused severe damage to Ocean and Monmouth Counties in New Jersey on October 29, 2013; and

 

WHEREAS, national media coverage and celebrity fundraisers have created the perception that the entire 127 miles of New Jersey coastline was destroyed; and

 

WHEREAS, reality is that while a few communities along the Jersey Shore did sustain catastrophic damage from Hurricane Sandy and will require many months to recover, the majority of the Jersey Shore is already or will be open for business by the traditional Memorial Day Weekend start of the summer season in 2013; and

 

WHEREAS, tourism is a $38 billion industry in New Jersey creating over 300,000 jobs that we cannot afford to lose; and

 

WHEREAS, Maryland, Virginia, North and South Carolina are launching aggressive advertising campaigns to lure New Jersey customers to their vacation destinations; and

 

WHEREAS, the $9 million budget for marketing New Jersey Tourism is insufficient to counter the negative image created by media and maintain status quo marketing; and

 

WHEREAS, the tourism industry generates over $150 million in tax revenue for New Jersey which if lost in whole or in part would be devastating to our state’s economy;

 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, Cape May County, New Jersey supports Assembly bill 3630 and Senate bill 2435 calling for an emergency supplemental marketing allocation of $20 million for promoting New Jersey Tourism and that this campaign should begin immediately; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this Resolution be sent to Governor Chris Christie; Senator Paul A. Sarlo; Senator Jeff Van Drew; Assemblyman Nelson T. Albano; Assemblyman Matthew Milam; and the Cape May County Chamber of Commerce.

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mrs. Gould, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that all bills properly authorized, as submitted and which appear in full on the following pages, be paid.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

The Clerk reported with regard to the Beach Concession Rental that he had confirmed with the Solicitor that she was working on the matter and bid documents were being drafted for consideration by the governing body.

 

Concerning the 2013 Capital Improvements, the Clerk reported that the only outstanding issue was the area in and around the public works garage. The CFO indicated that it was with regard to the park, the public works garage, tennis courts, etc. Although the projects had been scheduled to commence during the fall of 2013, the Clerk indicated that funding would certainly need to be put in place earlier. The CFO clarified that it would not be “new” funding, but rather would be from reorganization of the 2012 capital funding. He added that he would need a final number in order to draft an ordinance.  It was pointed out that much of that information has already been supplied by the Engineer.  The Clerk advised that he would get together with the CFO on final numbers.

 

The Clerk reported that he had received no information with regard to the 2013 UEZ participation. Mr. Cabrera indicated that he had received no additional information.

 

With regard to the County library renovations, the Clerk reported that he and the Assistant Recreation Supervisor had attended a meeting at which additional drawings were provided and reviewed by all present. He added that the renovations are still in the planning stages.

 

The Clerk reported that the amendments to the bulkheads, docks and piers section of the code remained on hold. Mr. Groon indicated that he was reviewing the draft in the conjunction with the new flood zones.

 

Mr. Groon brought forth a county initiative regarding the island entrance at Rio Grande Avenue. The Clerk reported that the tire and auto repair shop at the corner of Rio Grande and Susquehanna has been purchased by the County of Cape May in order to improve traffic flow in the area. He added that a meeting was scheduled on February 7, 2013.

 

Mr. Groon reported that he had been contacted by the Governor’s office regarding a meeting of all Cape May County Mayors in Trenton on Tuesday, February 12, 2013. The purpose of the meeting would be to discuss any issues arising out of Super Storm Sandy, including FEMA funding, the new flood maps and insurance maps. He asked for any thoughts or issues that the governing body would like to have put forth at that meeting.

 

There was discussion regarding UEZ participation. Mrs. Gould inquired if the Borough had any funds left in the program. The CFO responded that there were funds, but he did not have an exact figure. He was asked to provided that information in order that the Borough can utilize those funds for perhaps the New Jersey Avenue streetscape.

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

Dated:        February 27, 2013

Kevin M. Yecco, Borough Clerk

 

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