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Minutes of Commissioners Meeting   -   September 4, 2013

Note:  Complete Meeting Appears on CD #25-13 on File in the Borough Clerk's Office. September 4, 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.

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE BY TITLE ONLY:

ORDINANCE NO. 1175

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING CHAPTER 46, OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES, OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF WILDWOOD CREST, COUNTY OF CAPE MAY AND STATE OF NEW JERSEY, TO AUGMENT ARTICLE IV, MUNICIPAL ADMINISTRATOR, AND AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 990 ADOPTED ON DECEMBER 21, 2005

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that Ordinance No. 1175 be passed on first reading, advertised according to law, be brought up for second and final reading and public hearing on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-   Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE BY TITLE ONLY:

ORDINANCE NO. 1176

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 59-3 OF THE CODE OF THE

BOROUGH OF WILDWOOD CREST, KNOWN AS THE “SALARY

ORDINANCE,” FIXING AND DETERMINING SALARIES AND

COMPENSATIONS OF THE BOROUGH OF WILDWOOD CREST, IN

THE COUNTY OF CAPE MAY, NEW JERSEY, PROVIDING FOR THE

RAISING OF THE AMOUNTS THEREOF BY TAXATION AND FOR

THE TIME AND METHOD OF PAYMENT

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that Ordinance No. 1176 be passed on first reading, advertised according to law, be brought up for second and final reading and public hearing on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-   Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO. 1101-13

WHEREAS, the WILDWOOD CREST VOLUNTEER FIRE CO. #1 made application on August 22, 2013 for a Raffles License under Application No. RA-101; and

 

WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest to issue a Certificate of Approval under Application No. RA-101 to WILDWOOD CREST VOLUNTEER FIRE CO. #1 for holding of said Raffle;

 

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

 

         1.  That the Board issue to the WILDWOOD CREST VOLUNTEER FIRE CO. #1 a Certificate of Findings and Determination to be signed by the proper officer of said Board of Commissioners under Application No. RA-101 made by said WILDWOOD CREST VOLUNTEER FIRE CO. #1; and

 

         2. That the Municipal Clerk of the Borough of Wildwood Crest be, and she is hereby authorized, empowered and directed to cause the proper Raffle License to be issued to the WILDWOOD CREST VOLUNTEER FIRE CO. #1 in accordance with the application made therefor.

 

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 1102-13

REFUND OVERPAYMENT ON

PROPERTY TAXES OR UTILITY PAYMENTS

               WHEREAS, the Tax Collector of the Borough of Wildwood Crest collected from the property owner or it's designee an excess amount on 2013 property taxes and/or utility payments; and

 

               WHEREAS, an overpayment was created for the reason listed below, and

 

               WHEREAS, the Tax Collector of the Borough of Wildwood Crest has determined the said overpayment should be refunded accordingly as indicated below.

65.02-4                Di Simone, Anthony T & Nancy J                                              Amount

2013 Tax             7000 Atlantic Ave                                                                         $3,026.42

                              Homeowner & Mortgage Company

               both paid 2013 3rd quarter taxes.

                              Refund overpayment to Di Simone, Anthony T

                             & Nancy J.           

 

               NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, County of Cape May, State of New Jersey, the Chief Financial Officer is hereby authorized to execute said refund as soon as practicable and the Tax Collector should mark the records accordingly to reflect said refund as per the meeting on

September 4, 2013.

 

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 1103-13

Authorizing Fireworks Display at Seafarers’ Celebration

On Saturday, September 20, 2013

 

WHEREAS, the Borough of Wildwood Crest annually sponsors an event known as “Seafarers’ Celebration;” and

 

WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Board of Commissioners that a fireworks display be incorporated as a finale to the 2013 Seafarers’ Celebration on September 20, 2013; and

 

WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Board of Commissioners to set forth policies and procedures for the implementation of said fireworks display;

 

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.      A fireworks display be and the same is hereby authorized as a finale to the Seafarers’ Celebration on Saturday, September 20, 2013, commencing approximately 9:00 p.m.

2.      The fireworks exhibitor shall comply with any and all State of New Jersey Fire Code Regulations as apply to fireworks displays, as well as all Municipal Excess Liability Joint Insurance Fund requirements.

3.      The fireworks exhibitor shall supply the Borough of Wildwood Crest with a Certificate of Liability Insurance in an amount not less than $1,000,000, naming the Borough of Wildwood Crest as an additional insured.

4.      The fireworks exhibitor shall execute an Indemnification and Hold Harmless Agreement on behalf of the Borough of Wildwood Crest.

5.      The Borough of Wildwood Crest Recreation Supervisor, or his designee, shall coordinate the display, with the Borough Fire Official and the Fireworks Exhibitor, to the extent necessary to insure compliance with the foregoing, as well as any other required safeguards as provided by the Borough Fire Official to fully protect the public health, safety and welfare.

6.      The Commissioner of Public Works and Facilities is hereby authorized to execute a contract with Schaefer Pyrotechnics, Inc. in the not to exceed amount of $5,500.00.

 

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, be paid.

Vote:               Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

The first topic discussed was updating of Administration Communications in conference room as well as court room. The matter was held over to the next Commission meeting for discussion.

 

The next topic was Lower Township Bike Path Connector (Wildlife Refuge) and this was previously discussed and now the Borough needs to hear back from the Freeholder.

 

Following this, the Sunset Lake Hydrofest was discussed.  It was decided that the Borough could accommodate the dates requested for 2014.

 

The next topic was “branding of Wildwood Crest.” It was decided that this should be delayed until administratively, the Borough is more defined.  Also discussed was the topic of Naming Borough parks and facilities and this is an ongoing discussion and having a resolution for January 1, 2014.

 

Commissioner Gould indicated that signage at the Lake was needed regarding open flames.  The Chief of Police indicated that believes this falls under the state level, but he would immediately pass along the information to the squads to keep an eye out.  Also, Commissioner Gould inquired about plantings along Sunset Lake and Commissioner Cabrera indicated that nothing was planned for currently.

 

Due to a number of emails recently received, Commissioner Cabrera indicated that he would like to have an informational Storm Flooding Meeting to explain to the public about the storm water system currently in place and review the improvement that we’ve made.  He also indicated that he would like the Borough Clerk to schedule the meeting on a weekend for secondary homeowners and the tentative date is September 21, 2013.

 

The Borough Engineer indicated the DOT applications are due September 20, 2013 and a decision needs to be made what the Borough intends to submit for and a Resolution would need to be done on September 18, 2013. 

 

With regards to old business, the Capital Improvements are still outstanding.  The Borough Engineer informed the Commissioners that the Beach Pier demo is ready and it was his understanding that the advertisement must be authorized. The Clerk confirmed this and indicated it would be presented on September 18, 2013.  The Borough Engineer also informed the board that the steps were put in on September 3, 2013 for the Kayak launch and that plans for Washington Avenue were still being worked on and the timeline for the building improvements for public works are approximately mid October. The recreational improvements should be ready for review in two to three weeks.

 

The last topic discussed for Capital Improvements is the two blocks behind Centennial Park that are decaying and this could be tied in at the same time the bike path is widened.  The decision needs to be made and pricing needs to be done.   The mayor indicated that the CFO needs get an idea of the numbers needed and it will most likely be a part of the budget process and it should be targeted for immediate movement the first of January.      

 

There being no further public comments, and no further matters for discussion in open session,

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION NO.  1104-13

Authorizing Executive/Closed Session in accordance with the provisions of the Open Public Meetings Act, specifically N.J.S.A. 10:4-12(b)

 

WHEREAS, the Open Public Meetings Act (N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 et. seq.) requires all meetings of the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest to be held in public, except that N.J.S.A. 10:4-12(b) sets forth nine (9) types of matters that may lawfully be discussed in “Executive or Closed Session,” i.e., without the public being permitted to attend; and

 

WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest has determined that one (2) (two) issues are permitted by N.J.S.A. 10:4-12(b) to be discussed without the public in attendance to be discussed during the Executive or Closed Session to be held on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 9:30 A.M.; and

 

WHEREAS, the nine (9) exceptions to public meetings set forth in N.J.S.A. 10:4-12(b) are listed below, and next to each exception is a box within which the number of issues to be privately discussed that fall within that exception shall be written, and after each exception is a space where additional information that will disclose as much information about the discussion as possible without undermining the purpose of the exception shall be written:

 

_______              “(1) Any matter which, by express provision of Federal law, State statute or rule of court shall be rendered confidential or excluded from public discussion.” The legal citation to the provision(s) at issue is: _________________________________________ and the nature of the matter, described as specifically as possible without undermining the need for confidentiality is____________________________________________________

 

________            “(2) Any matter in which the release of information would impair a right to receive funds from the state or federal government.” The nature of the matter, described as specifically as possible without undermining the need for confidentiality is ____________________________________________________

 

________            “(3) Any material the disclosure of which constitutes an unwarranted invasion of individual privacy such as any records, data, reports, recommendations, or other personal material of any educational, training, social service, medical, health, custodial, child protection, rehabilitation, legal defense, welfare, housing, relocation, insurance and similar program or institution operated by a public body pertaining to any specific individual admitted to or served by such institution or program, including but not limited to information relative to the individual’s personal and family circumstances, and any material pertaining to admission, discharge, treatment, progress or condition of any individual, unless the individual concerned (or, in the case of a minor or incompetent, his guardian) shall request in writing that the same be disclosed publicly.” The nature of the matter, described as specifically as possible without undermining the need for confidentiality is _________________________________________

 

________            “(4) Any collective bargaining agreement, or the terms and conditions of which are proposed for inclusion in any collective bargaining agreement, including the negotiation of terms and conditions with employees or representatives of employees of the public body.” The collective bargaining contract(s) discussed are between the Borough and _________________________________________

 

________            “(5) Any matter involving the purchase, lease or acquisition of real property with public funds, the setting of bank rates or investment of public funds where it could adversely affect the public interest if discussion of such matters were disclosed.” The nature of the matter, described as specifically as possible without undermining the need for confidentiality is ________________________

 

________            “(6) Any tactics and techniques utilized in protecting the safety and property of the public provided that their disclosure could impair such protection. Any investigations of violations or possible violations of the law.” The nature of the matter, described as specifically as possible without undermining the need for confidentiality is ____________________________________________________

 

____1___            “(7) Any pending or anticipated litigation or contract negotiation in which the public body is or may become a party. Any matters falling within the attorney-client privilege, to the extent that confidentiality is required in order for the attorney to exercise his ethical duties as a lawyer.” The parties to and docket numbers of each item of litigation and/or the parties to each contract discussed are _______________________________________________________________

and the nature of the discussion, described as specifically as possible without undermining the need for confidentiality is ______________________________

 

__1_____            “(8) Any matter involving the employment, appointment, termination of employment, terms and conditions or employment, evaluation of the performance, promotion or disciplining of any specific prospective public officer or employee or current public officer or employee employed or appointed by the public body, unless all individual employees or appointees whose rights could be adversely affected request, in writing, that such matter or matters be discussed at a public meeting.” Subject to the balancing of the public’s interest and the employee’s privacy rights under South Jersey Publishing Co. v. New Jersey Expressway Authority, 124 N.J. 478, the employee(s) and nature of the discussion, described as specifically as possible without undermining the need for confidentiality are long-term administrative strategic plan.

 

 

________            “(9) Any deliberation of a public body occurring after a public hearing that may result in the imposition of a specific civil penalty upon the responding party or the suspension or loss of a license or permit belonging to the responding party as a result of an act or omission for which the responding party bears responsibility.” The nature of the matter, described as specifically as possible without undermining the need for confidentiality is _______________________

 

WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners shall reconvene the public meeting at the conclusion of the authorized closed or executive session, which may or may not include formal action as a result of the discussion(s) held.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, assembled in public session on the date of the meeting of the governing body set forth herein above, that a closed session shall be held for the discussion of matters relating to the specific items designated above involving the Borough of Wildwood Crest.  The governing body shall convene a closed session discussion immediately upon passage of this resolution and it is anticipated that the deliberations conducted in closed session shall be disclosed to the public upon conclusion of the matter and/or after determination of the Board of Commissioners that the public interest will no longer be served by such confidentiality and that the meeting will return to open session at the conclusion of the discussion and formal action may be taken if/as authorized.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Municipal Clerk, at the present public meeting, shall read aloud enough of this resolution so that members of the public in attendance can understand, as precisely as possible, the nature of the matters that will be privately discussed.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Municipal Clerk, on the next business day following this meeting, shall furnish a copy of this resolution to any member of the public who requests one at the fees authorized by N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1, et. seq.

 

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

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

Upon returning from closed session, there being no further matters for discussion, Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that the meeting be adjourned.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

Dated: September 18, 2013

Janelle M. Holzmer, Borough Clerk  

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