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Minutes of Commissioners Meeting   -   July 24, 2013

Note:  Complete Meeting Appears on CD #20-13 on File in the Borough Clerk's Office. July 24, 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 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, 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.

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE BY TITLE ONLY:

ORDINANCE NO. 1173

AN ORDINANCE AUGMENTING AND AMENDING CHAPTER 8, BEACHES, OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF WILDWOOD CREST, AND AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 899 ADOPTED MARCH 27, 2002; AMENDING SECTION 8-1 – SHORT TITLE; AMENDING SECTION 8-6 – ESTABLISHMENT OF RULES AND REGULATIONS, SUBSECTION (3) - DEFINITIONS;  AMENDING SECTION 8-6 – ESTABLISHMENT OF RULES AND REGULATIONS – BY DELETING SUBSECTION 5, PARAGRAPHS (C), (D), (E) AND (F) AND  SUBSECTION 6, PARAGRAPHS (A), (B), (C) AND (D); CREATING NEW SECTION 8-7, PROTECTION OF BEACHES AND DUNES, OCEANFRONT MANAGEMENT PLAN AND STANDARDS ORDINANCE; CREATING NEW SECTION 8-8 – BOROUGH EMPLOYEE CONDUCT AND OVERREACHING POLICIES; CREATING NEW SECTION 8-9 – EMERGENCY CONTACT PROCEDURE; CREATING NEW SECTION 8-10 – BEACH MAINTENANCE STANDARDS; CREATING NEW SECTION 8-11 – DUNE MAINTENANCE STANDARDS; CREATING NEW SECTION 8-12 – ACCESS WAYS AND TEMPORARY STRUCTURE MAINTENANCE STANDARDS

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that Ordinance No. 1173 be passed on first reading, advertised according to law, be brought up for second and final reading and public hearing on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 9:30 a.m.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-   Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE BY TITLE ONLY:

ORDINANCE NO. 1174

AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING AN ENERGY AGGREGATION PROGRAM PURSUANT TO THE GOVERNMENT ENERGY AGGREGATION ACT OF 2003, N.J.S.A. 48:3-93.1, ET SEQ., AND N.J.A.C. 14:4-6.1, ET SEQ.

 

Mr. Groon announced he would like further discussion on the ordinance and would like to put it on for the next meeting.

 

Mr. Cabrera moved to table, seconded by Mrs. Gould, that Ordinance No. 1174 be tabled to August 7, 2013.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-   Yes

 

 

 

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 1064-13

 

WHEREAS, N.J.S.A. 40A:5-4 requires the governing body of every local unit to have made an annual audit of its books, accounts, and financial transactions; and

 

WHEREAS, the Annual Report of Audit for the year 2012 has been filed by a Registered Municipal Accountant with the Municipal Clerk as per the requirements of N.J.S.A. 40A:5-6, and a copy has been received by each member of the governing body; and

 

WHEREAS, the Local Finance Board of the State of New Jersey is authorized to prescribe reports pertaining to the local fiscal affairs, as per R.S. 52:27BB-34; and

WHEREAS, the Local Finance Board has promulgated a regulation requiring that the governing body of each municipality shall by resolution certify to the Local Finance Board of the State of New Jersey that all members of the governing body have reviewed, as a minimum, the sections of the annual audit entitled:

 

GENERAL COMMENTS

 

RECOMMENDATIONS

 

and

 

WHEREAS, the members of the governing body have personally reviewed as a minimum the Annual Report of Audit, and specifically the sections of the Annual Audit entitled:

 

GENERAL COMMENTS

 

RECOMMENDATIONS

 

as evidenced by the group affidavit form of the governing body; and

 

WHEREAS, such resolution of certification shall be adopted by the governing body no later than forty-five (45) days after the receipt of the annual audit, as per the regulations of the Local Finance Board; and

 

WHEREAS, all members of the governing body have received and have familiarized themselves with, at least, the minimum requirements of the Local Finance Board of the State of New Jersey as stated aforesaid and have subscribed to the affidavit, as provided by the Local Finance Board; and

 

WHEREAS, failure to comply with the promulgations of the Local Finance Board of the State of New Jersey may subject members of the local governing body to the penalty provisions of R.S. 52:27BB-52, to wit:

 

R.S. 52:27BB-52 – “A local officer or member of a local governing body who, after a date fixed for compliance, fails or refuses to obey an order of the director (Director of Local Government Services), under the provisions of this Article, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, may be fined not more than one thousand ($1,000.00) dollars or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both, in addition shall forfeit his office.”

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, County of Cape May, New Jersey, hereby states that it has complied with the promulgations of the Local Finance Board of the State of New Jersey dated July 30, 1968 and does hereby submit a certified copy of this resolution and the required affidavit to said Board to demonstrate evidence of said compliance.

 

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. 1065-13

 

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 PATRICIA A. FEKETICS be and she is hereby appointed DEPUTY REGISTRAR OF VITAL STATISTICS for the Borough of Wildwood Crest. Said appointment shall commence effective July 1, 2013 and shall run concurrent with the appointment as Municipal Clerk of the Borough of Wildwood Crest.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that LORETTA G. SCOTT be and she is hereby appointed ALTERNATE DEPUTY REGISTRAR OF VITAL STATISTICS for the Borough of Wildwood Crest.

 

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. 1066-13

 

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 JEFF WALDEN, 6101 New Jersey Avenue, Wildwood Crest, New Jersey be, and he is hereby appointed the private citizen representative of the Borough of Wildwood Crest to serve on the Urban Enterprise Zone Board of Directors, for a term of one (1) year commencing effective June 28, 2013, and terminating June 27, 2014.

 

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. 1067-13

 

WHEREAS, on July 2, 2013 ,  the WILDWOOD CREST DOLPHIN SWIM TEAM, INC. , Barry Gehring, Co-President, 200 W. Denver Ave. , Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260 , applied for a Special Events Permit for the purpose of a SWIM EVENT   to be held on  September 21, 2013 , from 8 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., on Sunset Lake. ; and

 

WHEREAS, the WILDWOOD CREST DOLPHIN SWIM TEAM, INC., Barry Gehring, Co-President, 200 W. Denver Ave., Wildwood Crest, 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 the WILDWOOD CREST DOLPHIN SWIM TEAM, INC. , Barry Gehring, Co-President, 200 W. Denver Ave., Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260 for the purpose of a SWIM EVENT to be held on September 21, 2013 ,  from 8 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., on 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. 1068-13

 

WHEREAS, on July 3, 2013 ,  LISA TRAVASCIO , 112 E. Louisville Ave. , Wildwood Crest , NJ 08260 applied for a Special Events Permit for the purpose of a BLOCK PARTY to be held on July 27 , 2013, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. , on the 100 East Block of Louisville Ave .; and

 

WHEREAS, LISA TRAVASCIO 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 TRAVASCIO , 112 E. Louisville Ave. , Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260 for the purpose of a BLOCK PARTY to be held on July 27, 2013, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the 100 East Block of Louisville 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. 1069-13

 

WHEREAS, on July 15, 2013 , CHRYSLER OWNERS GROUP, MARK CILIANO, Pres. , 7 Lord Place , Old Saybrook, CT 06475 , applied for a Special Events Permit for the purpose of a BLOCK PARTY   to be held on September 27,  2013 ,  from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., on Forget-Me-Not Rd. between Ocean Ave. and Atlantic Ave. ; and

                                                                                                                                               

WHEREAS, the WILDWOOD CREST DOLPHIN SWIM TEAM, INC., Barry Gehring, Co-President, 200 W. Denver Ave., Wildwood Crest, 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 the WILDWOOD CREST DOLPHIN SWIM TEAM, INC. , Barry Gehring, Co-President, 200 W. Denver Ave., Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260 for the purpose of a SWIM EVENT to be held on September 21, 2013,  from 8 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., on 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. 1070-13

 

WHEREAS, on July 5, 2013,  the GREATER WILDWOOD YACHT CLUB , 6510 Park Blvd. , Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260 , applied for a Special Events Permit for the purpose of a YOUTH REGATTA   to be held on July 25, 2013 ,  from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.,  on Sunset Lake and Park Blvd. between Rosemary Rd. and Forget-Me-Not Rd. ; and

                                                                                                                                               

WHEREAS, the WILDWOOD CREST DOLPHIN SWIM TEAM, INC., Barry Gehring, Co-President, 200 W. Denver Ave., Wildwood Crest, 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 the WILDWOOD CREST DOLPHIN SWIM TEAM, INC. , Barry Gehring, Co-President, 200 W. Denver Ave., Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260 for the purpose of a SWIM EVENT to be held on September 21, 2013,  from 8 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., on 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. 1071-13

 

WHEREAS, on June 25, 2013, the NORTH AMERICAN BLOKART SAILING ASSOCIATION (NABSA) , 20 Bear St. , Washoe Valley, NV 89704 , applied for a Special Events Permit for the purpose of a BEACH LAND SAILING EVENT   to be held from October 17, 2013 through October 20, 2013 ,  on the WILDWOOD CREST BEACH, between high and low tide line; and

                                                                                                                                               

WHEREAS, the WILDWOOD CREST DOLPHIN SWIM TEAM, INC., Barry Gehring, Co-President, 200 W. Denver Ave., Wildwood Crest, 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 the WILDWOOD CREST DOLPHIN SWIM TEAM, INC. , Barry Gehring, Co-President, 200 W. Denver Ave., Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260 for the purpose of a SWIM EVENT to be held September 21, 2013,  from 8 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., on 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. 1072-13

 

WHEREAS, CIGNA Healthcare made payment to the Borough of Wildwood Crest on behalf of Joseph Mazzotta in the amount of $400.00 for ambulance services provided on July 26, 2012; and

 

WHEREAS, the amount due from CIGNA Healthcare, as the patient’s secondary insurance, was only $76.18; and

 

WHEREAS, CIGNA Healthcare has requested a refund of the overpayment amount paid in error.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, County of Cape May, New Jersey that the Chief Financial Officer be and is hereby authorized and directed to issue a refund of $323.82 to CIGNA Healthcare, C/O Rawlings Financial Services LLC, PO Box 589, Chattanooga, TN 37422-7223 for said overpayment.

 

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. 1073-13

 

WHEREAS, SUMMER SANDS CONDO made payment to the Borough of Wildwood Crest in the amount of $96.00 for their annual pool bond fee; and

 

WHEREAS, Robert and Robin Brown subsequently made payment in the amount of $96.00 to the Borough of Wildwood Crest for the same property’s pool bond fee; and

 

WHEREAS, such duplicate payment has been determined to be made in error and the original payment has been deemed to be returned to Summer Sands Condo.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, County of Cape May, New Jersey that the Chief Financial Officer be and is hereby authorized and directed to issue a refund of $96.000 to SUMMER SANDS CONDO, C/O CABRERA PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, 6201 NEW JERSEY AVENUE, WILDWOOD CREST, NJ 08260 for said erroneous payment.

 

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 all reports received, from the Court Administrator, CFO, Tax Collector, Chief of Police and Recreation Supervisor for the month ending June 30, 2013 be accepted as presented and filed.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-   Yes

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that the commission meetings held May 29th, June 12th, June 26th and July 10th, 2013 as well as closed session minutes of June 12th, 2013 be approved as presented.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-   Yes

 

The Mayor indicated that there would be an open period for questions/answers, thoughts and comments.

 

Alice Haber, 207 E. Rosemary Road, stated that as a property owner in Wildwood Crest for 23 years, she has been negatively affected by the meters placed on Atlantic Avenue.  She stated she has a petition signed by 147 business owners, workers, visitors and residents that feel they were negatively affected as well.  The Mayor indicated that the board recognizes there are issues, but changing in the middle of the summer is not something that can be done at this time.  They will be dealing with it; they will look at different ways to solve the problem and maybe looking at paying for the meters in a different way, look at different permit options. 

 

Collette Pecsi, 5802 Seaview Avenue, wanted to back up what Ms. Haber stated.  Ms. Pecsi stated that at her other residence, for people who do not have driveways, the municipality issues parking permits for people so they can park near where they live.  The Mayor inquired if they charged for it.  Ms. Pecsi did not the answer. The Mayor also stated that was one of the items on a suggestion list that is being put together. 

 

Joan Engel, 5802 Seaview Avenue (Lantern Lane), also commented on the parking issue. The Mayor indicated again that they try to figure out something that makes sense for everyone and they recognize there are issues and indicated there is income from Atlantic Avenue. 

 

Brad Altman, 8100 Atlantic Avenue, stated recently he went to the Boy Scouts Committee meeting, and he needed to discuss with Commissioner Cabrera about putting pavers to the sides of the entry sidewalk for his project at Turtle Gut Park.  The committee requested that the Borough create a new resolution that has this on it because they don’t want to have any future legal problems involving the pavers.  The Mayor advised to contact the Commissioner Cabrera and/or Superintendent of Public Works and bring it to their attention with specifics. 

 

With regards to the Electric Energy Aggregation, the Mayor stated that this was on the agenda for an ordinance and it was tabled.  The Borough has a proposed contract and it has been sent out for review by the Solicitor.  It will be brought up at next meeting. 

 

The next issue for discussion was the Ocean Beach Management Plan.  They started the ordinance tonight and everything should be done and reviewed. 

 

The next issue for discussion was Triad Associates.  The Mayor indicated that he and the CFO met with Mike Zumpino from Triad and he thought the meeting went well. They received information that day on the contracts and they have not reviewed them yet.  The Clerk has not had time to read that yet as well and that this should be moved on at the next meeting.  He indicated that he would like everyone to review this as quickly as possible and move forward.  The Mayor then added that he has been accumulating notes on some of items they face and some issues that need to be dealt with and his list is growing and the list was disseminated to the board.

 

The next issue was the donation of a drinking fountain by the Scholz family.  Commissioner Cabrera indicated the Scholz family emailed him with a proposal to donate a water fountain at the Centennial Park.  The picture the family sent has a stone exterior and wouldn’t necessarily have a cold water feature.  His opinion was that the exterior didn’t match the décor of the park.  He then suggested something similar to what is at Rambler Road.  The Mayor then asked Commissioner Cabrera to continue to resolve that with regards to what the fountain looks like, and it’s location in the park. 

 

The first issue of old business is Borough Logo Design.  The Mayor indicated that as part of their discussion with Mike Zumpino and the CFO, he asked a lot of questions about the vision of our town and signage, street signs, signage along parks, the business district, etc. and admittedly it was difficult to answer some of the questions that were asked.  The Mayor indicated that he has been struggling with the logo and there have been two very good thoughts on the logo and he has reviewed the file, and he thinks it’s time to consider to maybe bringing someone in and taking a fresh look at everything we do and some type of PR specialist to look at the big picture here and give us a direction for the vision of our town.  He asked the Clerk to get some recommendations and see what other communities are doing.  He asked if she could get a couple samples of what is out there for both an RFP and Professional Services for review and legal review and see if this is a path that we want to proceed with.  Commissioner Cabrera believes that we are trying to brand what Wildwood Crest is; it’s not just a logo.

 

The next issue is the Capital Improvement Items.  The Mayor put together some numbers and disseminated them. He asked the Engineer to review them again and come up with some numbers and get them to the CFO to put the whole financial package together.  The Mayor would like to ordinance this on August 7, 2013.  It must be moved very quickly and hopefully all issues can be resolved and the CFO and Engineer are both available. 

 

Additionally, the Mayor indicated there is no activity on issues regarding Fire Company  Rescue Boat Request or Shared Services Committee.

 

With regards to additional comments, Ms. Haber, 207 East Rosemary Road, stated that Avalon is Number 5 with Flood Insurance, and she inquired about where we are.  The Mayor stated he would get back to her and he had her email address. He indicated that the Construction Official, who is in charge of the Community Rating System, would contact her.  He has been working on the number and he would contact her.  It is not easy to change and it affects the rate that is charged.  It has to do with height in your community and a lot of issues. 

 

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: August 24, 2013

Janelle M. Holzmer, Borough Clerk

 

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