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Minutes of Commissioners Meeting   -   May 8, 2013

Note:  Complete Meeting Appears on CD #11-13 and #12-13 on File in the Wildwood Crest, NJ Borough Clerk’s Office May 8, 2013
Wildwood Crest, NJ

Prior to the opening of the meeting, Mrs. Gould 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. 1167 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. 1167

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING CHAPTER 32A, FEES, SECTION 32A-1, FEES, GENERAL, OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF WILDWOOD CREST, AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 1048 ADOPTED NOVEMBER 26, 2007, ORDINANCE NO. 1090 AMENDED NOVEMBER 29, 2010, AND ORDINANCE NO. 1103 ADOPTED JULY 21, 2010; AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING CHAPTER 56, RECREATION COMMISSION, SECTION 56-3, POWERS AND DUTIES, RATES AND FEES SCHEDULE, OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF WILDWOOD CREST, AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 1069 ADOPTED FEBRUARY 25, 2009, ORDINANCE NO. 1103 ADOPTED JULY 21, 2010, AND ORDINANCE NO. 1137 ADOPTED JANUARY 25, 2012; AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING CHAPTER 53, POLICE DEPARTMENT, ARTICLE II, POLICE OFFICERS, SECTION 53-26.1D, AND AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 710 ADOPTED DECEMBER 13, 1989; AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING CHAPTER 40, LICENSES, ARTICLE I, MERCANTILE LICENSES, SECTION 40-4, FEES FIXED, AND AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 244 ADOPTED AUGUST 10, 1959, ORDINANCE NO. 282 ADOPTED JUNE 27, 1962, ORDINANCE NO. 460 ADOPTED FEBRUARY 13, 1974, ORDINANCE NO. 511 ADOPTED DECEMBER 27, 1977, ORDINANCE NO. 1048 ADOPTED NOVEMBER 26, 2007; AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING CHAPTER 40, LICENSES, ARTICLE I, MERCANTILE LICENSES, SECTION 40-6, PEDDLING RESTRICTED, AND AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 195 ADOPTED MARCH 13, 1956

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that a public hearing be held on Ordinance No. 1167.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

There being no public comments, Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that the public hearing on Ordinance No. 1167 be closed.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that Ordinance No. 1167 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. 1168

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING CHAPTER 58, RETURNED CHECKS, OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF WILDWOOD

CREST, AND AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 807 ADOPTED OCTOBER 11, 1995

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that Ordinance No. 1168 be passed on first reading, advertised according to law, be brought up for second and final reading and public hearing on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 1011-13

 

WHEREAS, the Commissioner of Public Safety desires to appoint one (1) additional Class II Police Officer for the Borough of Wildwood Crest as a supplement to the officers previously hired; and

 

WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Commissioner of Public Safety to appoint Daniel Garcia as Class II Police Officer for the Borough of Wildwood Crest, to serve in an “at-will” capacity at the pleasure of the Commissioner of Public Safety at an annual salary as contained in the current year salary ordinance of the Borough of Wildwood Crest; and

 

WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest has determined that it is in the best interests of the Borough of Wildwood Crest to confirm and ratify the appointment of Daniel Garcia as Class II Police Officer.

 

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

 

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

2.      The appointment of Daniel Garcia as Class II Police Officer effective the date of passage of this resolution, at an annual salary as permitted within the parameters of the range established in the current year “Salary Ordinance” of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, be and the same is hereby confirmed and ratified.

3.   That said unclassified appointment shall be “at-will,” at the pleasure of the Commissioner of Public Safety, and shall remain in full force and effect until further notice.

 

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. 1012-13

 

         WHEREAS, there exists the need for the “Professional Services” of a BOROUGH SOLICITOR, to be retained by the Borough for the performance of legal services and related duties associates therewith as directed by the authorized representatives of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, 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, Doreen Y. Corino, Esquire, has completed and submitted a Business Entity Disclosure Certification which certifies that Doreen Y. Corino, Esquire, will not make any reportable contributions pursuant to N.J.S.A. 19:44A-1 commencing May 8, 2013 to any political committee or candidate through the term of this contract.

 

         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 DOREEN Y. CORINO, ESQUIRE, who shall be compensated by voucher at the agreed upon rates, 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 Solicitor 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. Said contract is also awarded not in accordance with the open and fair process of the New Jersey Pay-to-Play Law, but all conditions required for the award, based upon the conditions set forth at N.J.S.A. 19:44A-1, et. seq., shall be met in order to permit said award.

 

         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.

 

 

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. 1013-13

 

Authorizing Retention Of Can You Dig It Sand Tools/Matt Long

For an Amateur Sand Sculpting Contest

 

WHEREAS, the Borough of Wildwood Crest requires the services of a sand sculpting contest professional to assist the municipality with an amateur sand sculpting contest to be held on Saturday, June 29, 2013 on the beach in Wildwood Crest; and

 

WHEREAS, obtaining quotes for said services would be impractical and not possible due to the limited vendors providing services of this nature; and

 

WHEREAS, the Local Public Contracts Law provides for the entering into of a contract for extraordinary unspecified services pursuant to R.S.40A:11-5(1)(a)(ii), without advertising for competitive bidding; and

 

WHEREAS, the Borough has determined that Can You Dig It Sand Tools/Matt Long is qualified to perform the said work and it is desired to enter a contract with them for said services pursuant to law, and to provide for the advertising of a notice pursuant to law; and

 

WHEREAS, Can You Dig It Sand Tools/Matt Long has completed and submitted a Business Entity Disclosure Certification which certifies that Can You Dig It Sand Tools/Matt Long will not make any reportable contributions pursuant to N.J.S.A. 19:44A-1 commencing May 8, 2013 to any political committee or candidate through the term of this contract;

 

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

 

1.                Can You Dig It Sand Tools/Matt Long is hereby retained to assist with an amateur sand sculpting contest to be held on Saturday, June 29, 2013 on the beach in Wildwood Crest as an extraordinary unspecified service. The said services to be received shall be “as directed” by the Borough of Wildwood Crest.

 

2.                The Commissioner of Revenue and Finance and Borough Clerk be and they are hereby authorized and directed to enter into a contract with Can You Dig It Sand Tools/Matt Long for specialized services, which contract shall provide for fees not to exceed $6,500, contingent upon certification below from the Chief Financial Officer as to the availability of funds.

 

3.                This contract is awarded without competitive bidding as an extraordinary unspecified service in accordance with the provisions of the Local Public Contracts Law aforesaid, and in accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 19:44A-1, and shall be in a form approved by the Borough.

 

4.                The Business Disclosure Entity Certification and the Determination of Value shall be placed on file with this Resolution.

 

5.                This Resolution and a copy of the contract for professional services shall be maintained on filed in the offices of the Borough Clerk for public inspection.

 

6.                A copy of this Resolution shall be published in the legal newspaper designated by the Borough as required by law, within ten (10) days of its passage.

 

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. 1014-13

 

WHEREAS, the Sunset Lake Hydrofest Association has requested that the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest grant permission to hold, and ultimately approve, an event known as the “Sunset Lake Hydrofest,” during the weekend of October 12-13, 2013; and

 

WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest is committed to the advancement of tourist-related, “off-season” events and the co-sponsorship of this event is a further example of this commitment; and

 

WHEREAS, the Sunset Lake Hydrofest Association shall supply to the Municipal Clerk of the Borough of Wildwood Crest proof of sufficient insurance coverage as required by the Borough, and the said Association shall include therewith an agreement to hold the Borough of Wildwood Crest harmless and indemnify the Borough of Wildwood Crest against any and all claims arising out of the set-up/closing down and/or actual conduct of the aforesaid “Sunset Lake Hydrofest” weekend; all of which shall be finally submitted prior to the actual commencement of the event.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, County of Cape May, New Jersey, hereby authorizes the Sunset Lake Hydrofest Association to conduct the special event known as “Sunset Lake Hydrofest,” consisting of inboard hydroplane and flatbottom powerboat races upon the waters known as Sunset Lake. The event will also host a food and Craft Festival within the boundaries of New Jersey Avenue, necessitating its closing from Rambler road to Monterey Avenue and Bayview Drive from Nashville Avenue to Monterey Avenue. The display and sale of food, crafts and boats will be under the authority and control of the Sunset Lake Hydrofest Association, and they are authorized to conduct such activities within the boundaries of the event during October 12-13, 2013, subject to compliance by the Sunset Lake Hydrofest Association with all applicable provisions of the Code of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, as well as the conditions set forth hereinabove.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, County of Cape May, New Jersey, that the said Board hereby authorizes in-kind services to be provided, including but not limited to: not more than twelve (12) port-o-potties, sufficient trash receptacles and necessary janitorial services, electrical and water service in the pit area, electrical service along lake frontage as presently designed, and police, fire, and rescue service, traffic control, and all necessary barriers to maintain a safe environment for the event.

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 1015-13

 

WHEREAS, N.J.S.A. 40:55D-23 provides for Planning Board membership; and

 

WHEREAS, the Borough of Wildwood Crest has adopted Ordinance No. 501 relative to said Planning Board membership, pursuant to the aforesaid statutory authority; and

 

WHEREAS, N.J.S.A. 40:55D-23 provide for the appointment of a Class I member of the Planning Board, which said appointment shall be “the Mayor or his designee.”

 

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, that the following appointment be and the same is hereby made:

 

CARL H. GROON as a Class I member of the Planning Board of the Borough of Wildwood Crest to a term commencing effective immediately and terminating December 31, 2013, the expiration date of term of office.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners that the foregoing appointment be and the same is hereby confirmed and ratified.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 1016-13

 

WHEREAS, Mayor Carl H. Groon has determined to re-appoint BRIAN MELCHIORE, Assistant Code Enforcement Officer, as Class II Member of the Planning Board; and

 

WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest wish to acknowledge the re-appointment by Mayor Groon of BRIAN MELCHIORE as Class II Member of the Planning Board of the Borough of Wildwood Crest;

 

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

 

               1.            That the re-appointment of BRIAN MELCHIORE, Assistant Code Enforcement Officer, by Mayor Carl H. Groon as Class II Member of the Planning Board of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, be and the same is hereby confirmed and ratified effective immediately, with the expiration of the term of appointment being December 31, 2013.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 1017-13

 

WHEREAS, N.J.S.A. 40:55D-23 provides for Planning Board membership; and

 

WHEREAS, the Borough of Wildwood Crest has adopted Ordinance No. 501 relative to said Planning Board membership, pursuant to the aforesaid statutory authority; and

 

WHEREAS, N.J.S.A. 40:55D-23 provide for the appointment of a Class III member of the Planning Board, which said appointment shall be “a member of the governing body to be appointed by it.”

 

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, that the following appointment be and the same is hereby made:

 

JOYCE P. GOULD as a Class III member of the Planning Board of the Borough of Wildwood Crest to a term commencing effective immediately and terminating December 31, 2013, the expiration date of term of office.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners that the foregoing appointment be and the same is hereby confirmed and ratified.

 

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

Vote:               Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 1018-13

BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, County of Cape May, New Jersey, that the Mayor be and he is hereby authorized to execute an agreement with the Greater Wildwood Tourism Improvement and Development Authority (GWTIDA) entitled “Contract with the Borough of Wildwood Crest for Municipal Event Support.”

 

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. 1019-13

 

WHEREAS, on April 30, 2013 , CHRYSTINE LECESSE , 330 W. Tacony Rd. , Wildwood, NJ 08260 , applied for a Special Events Permit for the purpose of a WELCOMING CEREMONY   to be held on May 19, 2013 ,   from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Sunset Lake ; and

                                                                                                                                               

WHEREAS,  CHRYSTINE LECESSE, 330 W. Tacony Rd., Wildwood, NJ 08260 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  CHRYSTINE LECESSE , 330 W. Tacony Rd., Wildwood, NJ 08260 for the purpose of a WELCOMING CEREMONY to be held on May 19, 2013 , from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Sunset Lake.

 

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. 1020-13

 

WHEREAS, on April 30, 2013 , LAUREN HIGGINS & HARLEY MILES , 5200 Hilltop Dr. W-25 , Brookhaven, PA 19015 , applied for a Special Events Permit for the purpose of a WEDDING   to be held on September 28, 2013 ,  from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., on the Forget-Me-Not Rd. Beach ; and

                                                                                                                                               

WHEREAS,  CHRYSTINE LECESSE, 330 W. Tacony Rd., Wildwood, NJ 08260 have 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  CHRYSTINE LECESSE , 330 W. Tacony Rd., Wildwood, NJ 08260 for the purpose of a WELCOMING CEREMONY to be held on May 19, 2013, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Sunset Lake.

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, 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 on the following page, be paid.

Vote:               Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that authorization be provided of Butler Fly Taxi Cab license(s) for calendar year 2013 in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 73 of the Code.

Vote:               Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

Brad Altman, 8100 Atlantic Avenue, of Troop 73 of the West Cape May Boy Scouts of America. He indicated that he was working toward his Eagle Scout designation. He indicated that is required to have an Eagle Scout Project, and he requested approval of the governing body to renovate the Turtle Gut Park and Andrew Alameno Park, to work with the Borough to expand the park without interfering with the on-going plans for reconstruction of New Jersey Avenue in that area. His plans include installing a solar panel spotlight, permission to remove overgrown bushes, obtaining any needed permits, installing or expanding the sprinkler system, and planting perennial plants that will bloom during the fall season. Mr. Cabrera stated that he had received correspondence regarding this project, and a meeting had been scheduled to meet at the park with the Borough Engineer and the Public Works Superintendent to review Mr. Altman’s plans in conjunction with the Borough’s on-going road reconstruction project in that area. Mr. Groon inquired if Turtle Gut Park and Andrew Alameno Park were the same park, and further inquired if the issue was ultimately defined. The Clerk responded that it had not been finally determined with a formal name change. Mr. Groon suggested that as part of the process a formal naming should be undertaken. Mrs. Groon suggested that the name become hyphenated because Turtle Gut was part of a battle. Mr. Groon reiterated his suggestion that a formal naming process should be commenced. The Clerk requested that the Solicitor review whether insurance certificates and hold harmless agreements should be required from the Boy Scouts in conjunction with the project since it would not be an official Borough project. Mr. Altman’s father indicated that he had been told that a CAFRA permit may be required. Mr. Groon stated that the Borough would not pursue that path. The Engineer agreed. The governing body unanimously granted approval to Mr. Altman for his project, subject to oversight by Mr. Cabrera, the Borough Engineer and the Public Works Superintendent.

 

The next matter for discussion was the grant list. The Clerk indicated that a list had been provided to the governing body, and future pursuit of items on the list will need to be considered. It was decided to provide the governing body some time to review the list to determine if additions should be made or issues raised.

 

With regard to Sunrise (Rambler Road) Park, the Clerk indicated that the Engineer had supplied information regarding the turn-around and cost projections under two available options. The Clerk indicated that there were limited options available for public safety purposes, but that the cost projections for the project would be difficult to meet at this time. Mr. Cabrera indicated that he had met with the CFO, and that funding could be in place with a bond ordinance, but that would take over two months before the funds would be available. That would put construction into the middle of the summer. He suggested that the project be postponed until after the summer season. The governing body reviewed the proposals presented. There was further discussion regarding the safety issues in the area, and proposals for abating those problems short-term prior to the commencement of the 2013 summer season. The Engineer suggested an on-site inspection by the governing body in order to plan for both a short term, as well as long-term solution.

 

Concerning the New Jersey Avenue reconstruction project, the Clerk reported that the Engineer had supplied drawings based on information derived from the meeting of April 24, 2013. Mr. Cabrera indicated that he had some comments regarding the intersection at Nashville, and some safety concerns. There was further discussion by the governing body, along with the Engineer, Capt. Hawthorne of the Wildwood Crest Police Department, and the Public Works Superintendent, regarding the plans, particularly the islands from St. Louis to Jefferson Avenues as well as the area of reconstruction along Sunset Lake. Traffic safety issues, particularly with school drop-offs/pick-ups were discussed along with direction provided by to the DPW Supt. to ensure that trash trucks will have the ability to make turns onto New Jersey Avenue without impacting the islands to be created.

 

The next matter for discussion was the Cape May County Library Reconstruction project. The Clerk reported that a presentation (informal review) was made before the Wildwood Crest Planning Board at their May 1, 2013 meeting. Mrs. Gould stated that the presentation was very informative and well received. The Clerk indicated that the presentation included the dimensions for the project, i.e., height, square footage, etc.

 

With regard to the Heather Road Beach Pier Clubhouse, the Clerk reported that, notwithstanding assurances given to residents in the area, the building will not be removed before Memorial Day, due to the apparent cost of the removal of the asbestos. Therefore, the Borough will be required to secure the building to make it safe prior to the summer season. Mr. Cabrera stated the he was waiting for an additional cost estimate for the removal of the asbestos, since there is more asbestos than originally thought. The Clerk inquired of the CFO as to what funds were currently available for the project. The CFO responded that there had been $45,000 earmarked in January, but some had been utilized for engineering costs. The Clerk then inquired of the Engineer as to how much more than $40,000 would be required. Mr. Cabrera responded that his rough estimate was that what is currently budgeted would not be enough to even remove the asbestos, and certainly would not cover deck repairs and railings. He estimated that an additional $30,000 to $40,000 would be required. The Engineer disagreed, stating that it was his opinion that the budgeted amount would cover the asbestos work and removal of the building. The only other cost would be the decking and the railing.

 

Mr. Groon suggested obtaining final numbers for this project, the Rambler Road project and the public works garage project, and then finalizing funding sources in the fall.

 

Concerning the beach pier, Mr. Cabrera inquired if the project would meet the criteria for the Open Space funding through the County of Cape May. He added that other municipalities are receiving funding for similar projects.  The Board was interested in this potential funding source and Commissioner Cabrera advised that he would check with the County about the criteria to qualify and apply.

 

As to the Borough Logo, Mrs. Gould stated that she had received revised drafts and that they had been circulated to the governing body for their review.

 

Nancy Pietropaoli, 6002 Seaview Avenue, inquired if the planting areas at the street-ends on the bike path would be addressed, since they “look bad.” Mr. Cabrera responded that the Borough was in the process of cleaning them up and planting them and they would be complete by Memorial Day.

 

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

Vote:               Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

Dated:             May 29, 2012

Kevin M. Yecco, Borough Clerk 

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