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Minutes of Commissioners Meeting   -   December 27, 2013

Note:  Complete Meeting Appears on CD #36-13 on File in the Borough Clerk's Office. December 27, 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 – Absent          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.

 

Mr. Cabrera motioned, seconded by Mr. Groon, that Ordinance No. 1182 be placed on second reading and final passage by title only.

Vote:          Gould-  Absent         Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE BY TITLE ONLY:

ORDINANCE NO. 1182

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING ORDINANCE NO. 1162, ADOPTED MARCH 13, 2013, OF THE BOROUGH OF WILDWOOD CREST, CAPE MAY COUNTY, STATE OF NEW JERSEY, TO CODIFY SAME AT CHAPTER 17, BULKHEADS, PIERS AND DOCKS, OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF WILDWOOD CREST, AND TO AMEND SECTION 5, BULKHEAD SPECIFICATION

 

Mr. Cabrera motioned, seconded by Mr. Groon, that a public hearing now be held on Ordinance No. 1182.

Vote:          Gould-  Absent         Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

There being no public comments, Mr. Groon motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that the public hearing on Ordinance No. 1182 be closed.

Vote:          Gould-  Absent         Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

Mr. Groon motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that Ordinance No. 1182 be passed on second and final reading and advertised according to law.

Vote:          Gould-  Absent         Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION 1165-13

RISK MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT

ATLANTIC COUNTY MUNICIPAL JOINT INSURANCE FUND

 

WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, County of Cape May, New Jersey, has resolved to join Atlantic County Municipal Joint Insurance Fund, a self insurance pooling fund, following a detailed analysis; and

 

WHEREAS, the by-laws of said Fund require that each municipality appoint a RISK MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT to perform various professional services as detailed in the by-laws as well as other “insurance broker of record duties”, including but not limited to the authorized placement of independent statutory bonds, flood and health insurance policies; and

 

WHEREAS, the by-laws indicate a fee not to exceed six (6%) percent of the municipal assessment, which expenditure represents reasonable compensation for the services required and was included in the cost considered by the Board of Commissioners; and

 

WHEREAS, the judgmental nature of the RISK MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT’s duties renders comparative bidding impractical; and

 

WHEREAS, the Commissioner of Revenue and Finance has determined that J. BYRNE AGENCY is best qualified to provide the services specified herein; and

 

WHEREAS, said award of Professional Services Contract is in excess of $17,500.00 and, on this basis, is subject to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4, et. seq. (a/k/a Local Unit Pay-To-Play Law);

 

WHEREAS, J. BYRNE AGENCY has completed and submitted a Business Entity Disclosure Certification which certifies that said firm has not made and will not make any reportable contributions pursuant to N.J.S.A. 19:44A-1, et. seq., that, pursuant to P.L. 2004, c. 19, would bar the award of this contract in the one year period preceding January 1, 2014 to any political committee or candidate of which any member of the governing body is otherwise affiliated.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, County of Cape May, New Jersey, that it does hereby appoint J. BYRNE AGENCY as its RISK MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT  AND INSURANCE BROKER OF RECORD for the period commencing January 1, 2014 and terminating effective December 31, 2014 at the rate of compensation equal to FOUR AND ONE-HALF PERCENT (4½%) of the Borough’s annual assessment; all of which is contingent upon adequate budgetary provision being made by the governing body in fiscal year 2014, is in accordance with the full provisions of the Consultant’s Agreement, and the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40A:11-5.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor and Borough Clerk be and they are hereby authorized and directed to execute the Consultant’s Agreement annexed hereto, which agreement is made a part hereof by reference as if fully set forth, and to cause a notice of this decision to be published as required by N.J.S.A. 40A:11-5(1), (a), (i).

 

 

Vote:          Gould-  Absent         Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION 1166-13

Authorizing the Borough of Wildwood Crest to

Execute an Extension of a Shared Services Agreement

With the City of North Wildwood Pertaining to

Municipal Construction Official

 

WHEREAS, pursuant to Resolution No. 134-09 adopted November 4, 2009, the Borough of Wildwood Crest and the City of North Wildwood entered into a Shared Services Agreement dated November 4, 2009 pertaining to the Municipal Construction Official; and

 

WHEREAS, said agreement provides for a term of one year, terminating December 31, 2011; and

 

WHEREAS, said agreement also provides for the extension of said agreement from year to year, on the same terms and conditions, by mutual agreement and resolution of the parties; and

 

WHEREAS, on December 22, 2011, the governing body, via Resolution No. 687-11, authorized the extension of said agreement through December 31, 2012; and

 

WHEREAS, on December 12, 2012, the governing body, via Resolution No. 899-12, authorized the extension of said agreement through December 31, 2013; and

 

WHEREAS, it is the desire of the governing body to extend said agreement for an additional one year term, effective January 1, 2014 and terminating December 31, 2014;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, County of Cape May, State of New Jersey, that the Mayor and Borough Clerk be and they are hereby authorized to execute any and all documents necessary to effectuate the extension of said Shared Services Agreement with the City of North Wildwood pertaining to Municipal Construction Official for an additional one year term, effective January 1, 2014 and terminating December 31, 2014.

 

Vote:          Gould-  Absent         Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION 1167-13

                             WHEREAS, bids have been received in response to advertisement of Notice to Bidders

                             published in The Herald issue of December 4, 2013, for the following item:

 

Washington Avenue & DPW Complex Playground, Tennis Courts & Fencing Improvements; and

 

WHEREAS, All Surface Asphalt Paving, Inc. (ASAP, Inc.), 528 Hardenberg Avenue, Point Pleasant, New Jersey 08742, submitted the low bid in the amount of Three Hundred Fifty Five Thousand Two Hundred Forty Five Dollars and Zero Cents ($355,245.00) for the Base Bid Only; and

 

WHEREAS, the Solicitor has reviewed the bids submitted and thereby provided a legal opinion recommending that the contract be awarded to the “lowest responsible bidder,” All Surface Asphalt Paving, Inc. (ASAP, Inc.), 528 Hardenberg Avenue, Point Pleasant, New Jersey 08742, for the bid amount of Three Hundred Fifty Five Thousand Two Hundred Forty Five Dollars and Zero Cents ($355,245.00) for the Base Bid Only, to perform all required work in connection with the project described above; that said award is further conditioned upon technical review by Ralph Petrella, Jr., Borough Engineer, as to compliance with the bid specifications, and upon receipt of certification of available funds by the Chief Financial Officer of the Borough of Wildwood Crest; and

 

WHEREAS, the legal opinion provided does specifically recommend that the contract be awarded to the above “lowest responsible bidder,’ and is finally conditioned upon compliance with the Notice to Bidders, Specifications, Bid Proposal Form and all other related bid/contract documents appertaining to this award which are made a part hereof by reference as if fully set forth; and

 

WHEREAS, Ralph Petrella, Jr., Borough Engineer, has reviewed the total and complete bids submitted in conjunction with the specifications and all other requirements appertaining thereto and has certified that the compliance has been met and that a contract be awarded to All Surface Asphalt Paving, Inc. (ASAP, Inc.), 528 Hardenberg Avenue, Point Pleasant, New Jersey 08742, for the total bid amount of Three Hundred Fifty Five Thousand Two Hundred Forty Five Dollars and Zero Cents ($355,245.00) for the Base Bid Only.

 

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, as follows:

 

  1. That the allegations of the preamble hereto are incorporated hereby in reference as if fully set forth.
  2. That a contract be awarded to the successful bidder, All Surface Asphalt Paving, Inc. (ASAP, Inc.), 528 Hardenberg Avenue, Point Pleasant, New Jersey 08742, for the total and complete project bid of Three Hundred Fifty Five Thousand Two Hundred Forty Five Dollars and Zero Cents ($355,245.00) for the Base Bid Only, and is subject to certification below as to the availability of funds by the Chief Financial Officer.
  3. That the Mayor and Borough Clerk of the Borough of Wildwood Crest be and they are hereby authorized and directed to execute and attest said contract on behalf of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, provided necessary funds are available as evidenced by the certification of availability of funds below from the Chief Financial Officer, and that adequate funding is ultimately committed by the governing body in the affected contract years.

 

Vote:          Gould-  Absent         Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION 1168-13

                             WHEREAS, bids have been received in response to advertisement of Notice to Bidders

                             published in The Herald issue of November 27, 2013, for the following item:

 

Bike Path Concrete Improvements; and

 

WHEREAS, S. Batata Construction, Inc., 238 Ernston Road, Suite 1R, Parlin, New Jersey 08859, submitted the low bid in the amount of One Hundred Ninety Six Thousand Eight Hundred Two Dollars and Zero Cents ($196,802.00); and

 

WHEREAS, the Solicitor has reviewed the bids submitted and thereby provided a legal opinion recommending that the contract be awarded to the “lowest responsible bidder,” S. Batata Construction, Inc., 238 Ernston Road, Suite 1R, Parlin, New Jersey 08859, for the bid amount of One Hundred Ninety Six Thousand Eight Hundred Two Dollars and Zero Cents ($196,802.00), to perform all required work in connection with the project described above; that said award is further conditioned upon technical review by Ralph Petrella, Jr., Borough Engineer, as to compliance with the bid specifications, and upon receipt of certification of available funds by the Chief Financial Officer of the Borough of Wildwood Crest; and

 

WHEREAS, the legal opinion provided does specifically recommend that the contract be awarded to the above “lowest responsible bidder,’ and is finally conditioned upon compliance with the Notice to Bidders, Specifications, Bid Proposal Form and all other related bid/contract documents appertaining to this award which are made a part hereof by reference as if fully set forth; and

 

WHEREAS, Ralph Petrella, Jr., Borough Engineer, has reviewed the total and complete bids submitted in conjunction with the specifications and all other requirements appertaining thereto and has certified that the compliance has been met and that a contract be awarded to S. Batata Construction, Inc., 238 Ernston Road, Suite 1R, Parlin, New Jersey 08859, for the total bid amount of One Hundred Ninety Six Thousand Eight Hundred Two Dollars and Zero Cents ($196,802.00).

 

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, as follows:

 

  1. That the allegations of the preamble hereto are incorporated hereby in reference as if fully set forth.
  2. That a contract be awarded to the successful bidder, S. Batata Construction, Inc., 238 Ernston Road, Suite 1R, Parlin, New Jersey 08859, for the total and complete project bid of One Hundred Ninety Six Thousand Eight Hundred Two Dollars and Zero Cents ($196,802.00), and is subject to certification below as to the availability of funds by the Chief Financial Officer.
  3. That the Mayor and Borough Clerk of the Borough of Wildwood Crest be and they are hereby authorized and directed to execute and attest said contract on behalf of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, provided necessary funds are available as evidenced by the certification of availability of funds below from the Chief Financial Officer, and that adequate funding is ultimately committed by the governing body in the affected contract years.

 

Vote:          Gould-  Absent         Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION 1169-13

WHEREAS, N.J.S.A. 40A:4-58 permits transfers between budget appropriations during the final two (2) months of the fiscal year;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, County of Cape May, New Jersey, that transfers between 2013 budget appropriations be and the same are hereby authorized as follows:

 

 

 

Vote:          Gould-  Absent         Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION 1170-13

WHEREAS, there exist unexpended balances in certain General Capital Fund improvement authorizations which were dedicated to specific capital projects; and

 

WHEREAS, said capital projects have been completed and there is no further need to retain said unexpended balances of improvement authorizations; and

 

WHEREAS, it is deemed to be in the best interest of the Borough of Wildwood Crest to cancel said unexpended balances of improvement authorizations, and it is the desire of the Board of Commissioners to cancel these unexpended balances.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, County of Cape May, New Jersey that unexpended balances of General Capital Fund improvement authorizations be and are hereby canceled as follows:

 

Ord. #                   Date Authorized                Description                                                      Amt. Authorized to Cancel

 

953(B)                  03/24/2004                         Improvement to Borough Hall                                              $      125.00

1042(A)               07/25/2007                         Improve Sanitary Sewer – Seaview Avenue                                   100,000.00         

1058                     03/19/2008                         Improvement to Beach Patrol Headquarters                                    232.38

1071(B)               03/25/2009                         Construct Records Room                                                               264.00

1078(A)               07/08/2009                         Improve Atlantic Ave Storm Sewers                                       12,743.34

1078(D)               07/08/2009                         Purchase Land from Board of Ed                                             3,644.75

1121                     03/09/2011                         Acquire Real Property (Ambulance Bldg.)                              2,094.13

 

                              TOTAL AUTHORIZED TO BE CANCELED                                           $               119,103.60

 

Vote:          Gould-  Absent         Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION 1171-13

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 to void the following checks/charges issued against Borough of Wildwood Crest Payroll Account at Crest Savings Bank (Acct. No. 54-901558-7):

 

Check #                        Check Date                           Amount

 

56490                               1/20/2012                              $ 82.74

57331                            04/13/2012                                 63.81 (balance)

57776                            05/11/2012                                 50.00

57782                            05/11/2012                            2,556.00

58378                            06/22/2012                                 60.00

59149                            08/03/2012                               265.56

59550                            08/17/2012                               361.88

59856                            08/31/2012                               242.08

1451                               10/12/2012                                   9.90 (balance)

                                                                                                 

TOTAL AUTHORIZED TO BE VOIDED              $ 3,691.97

 

Vote:          Gould-  Absent         Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION 1172-13

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 to void the following checks issued against Borough of Wildwood Crest Disbursement Account at Crest Savings Bank (Acct. No. 54-901557-9):

 

Check #          Check Date                                          Amount

 

34161             01/04/2012                                           $ 295.00

34706            04/04/2012                                           2,316.00

35364             08/29/2012                                                95.23

                                                                                                 

TOTAL AUTHORIZED TO BE VOIDED              $ 2,706.23

 

Vote:          Gould-  Absent         Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION 1173-13

BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, County of Cape May, New Jersey, that the following appropriated reserves for federal and state grant funds be and are hereby authorized to be canceled:

 

 

 

               Grant Description                                                          Amount Authorized to be Canceled

 

GWTIDA Summer Events Grant 2011                                                      $          12,965.80

State Housing - 2006                                                                                               31,271.59

State Housing – 2007                                                                                                6,000.00

State Housing – 2008                                                                                              27,000.00

State Housing – 2010                                                                                              51,000.00

State Housing – 2011                                                                                              40,000.00

State Housing – 2012                                                                                              12,000.00

GWTIDA Summer Events Grant 2012                                                                    2,000.00

 

TOTAL AUTHORIZED TO BE CANCELED                                           $       182,237.39

 

Vote:          Gould-  Absent         Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION 1174-13

 

BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, County of Cape May, New Jersey, that the following grant receivable be canceled:

 

               Grant Name                                                                                    Amount Canceled

 

State Aid Housing Receivable                                                                   $          48,245.00

GWTIDA Summer Events Grant 2012 Receivable                                               2,000.00

 

TOTAL AUTHORIZED TO BE CANCELED                                           $          50,245.00

 

Vote:          Gould-  Absent         Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION 1175-13

BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, County of Cape May, New Jersey, that the Municipal Court Administrator be and is hereby authorized to void the following checks issued against Borough of Wildwood Crest Municipal Court General Account and to void the following checks against Borough of Wildwood Crest Bail Account:

 

Wildwood Crest Municipal Court General Account (#549015652/Crest Savings)

 

Check #

Check Date

Payable To

Amount

1955

01/11/2012

Rosie Eleby

    $     3.00

1994

07/11/2012

Michael Stengel

 $    10.00

 

TOTAL AUTHORIZED TO BE VOIDED

 $    13.00

 

Wildwood Crest Municipal Court Bail Account (#549015736/Crest Savings)

 

Check #

Check Date

Payable To

Amount

3167

08/16/2012

Farlow III, Charles

     $    3.00

 

TOTAL AUTHORIZED TO BE VOIDED

 $    3.00

 

Vote:          Gould-  Absent         Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION 1176-13

WHEREAS, on December 12, 2013 , SHANNON GARRITY & BILL DRUDING , 1113 Crofton Court , Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054 , applied for a Special Events Permit for the purpose of a WEDDING   to be held on May 31, 2014 ,  from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., at CENTENNIAL PARK ; and

                                                                                                                                               

WHEREAS,  SHANNON GARRITY & BILL DRUDING, 1113 Crofton Court, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054, have supplied all documentation required under Ordinance No. 936, including the requisite Certificate of Insurance, and have 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 she is hereby authorized and directed to issue a Special Events Permit to  SHANNON GARRITY & BILL DRUDING , 1113 Crofton Court, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054 for the purpose of a WEDDING to be held on May 31, 2014 , from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., at CENTENNIAL PARK.

 

Vote:     Gould-  Absent         Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:

RESOLUTION 1177-13

 

       WHEREAS, there exists the need for the “Professional Services” of an ENGINEER, to be retained by the Borough for the performance of engineering work and related duties associated with preparation of the Borough Tax Map 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.

 

         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 RALPH PETRELLA, P.E., of the firm of Van Note-Harvey Associates, 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, at the not to exceed sum of $20,532.91 as set forth in a proposal dated December 10, 2013, attached hereto, and said “Independent Contractor” shall be required to comply with this Resolution, and the attached Agreement.  Said Engineer 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.

 

Vote:          Gould-  Absent         Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

Mr. Groon motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that all bills properly authorized, as submitted, be paid.

Vote:          Gould-  Absent         Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

Mr. Groon 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 November 30, 2013 be accepted as presented and filed.

Vote:          Gould-  Absent         Cabrera-Groon-Yes

         

Mr. Cabrera motioned, seconded by Mr. Groon that the minutes of Commission meetings held November 18, 2013 (as amended), November 25, 2013 and December 11, 2013 be approved as presented.

Vote:          Gould-  Absent         Cabrera-Groon-Yes

                  

The floor was opened for public comment.  After hearing no comments, new business was introduced.  The first topic was ALS/Paramedic Services and the Mayor indicated that information has yet to be received.  The second topic was Capital Improvements and there was no change. 

 

Old business was then discussed with the first topic being Naming of Borough parks and facilities and it was determined that this can be removed.  The second topic of 2013 Capital Improvements (Public Works, Washington Avenue Playground, Rambler Road Bike access) has been almost complete with the exception of Rambler Road bike access and that would be discussed at a later date and be referred to as Capital Improvements and Rambler Road from now on.  The last topic of “Wildwood Crest branding” is being postponed through this point. 

 

The mayor indicated he had an additional topic for new business which is the document received from the Army Corp. of Engineers.  It is a culmination of their study for the island for both the county and state.  This report needs a response from the Borough by February 6, 2014.  The report deals with the beaches and dunes and a new depth and height to the dunes.  They are looking at redoing all accesses to beaches and issues that need discussion.  The mayor suggested that bringing in someone quickly was in the best interest of the Borough.  The Borough Engineer suggested that the Borough make clear to Army Corp. that the gradient of the beach should be similar to what we currently have.  The Mayor indicated that report seems to be a maintenance plan and a 50 year plan.  Essentially, they are looking to move sand every 4 years from our community north as needed.  There are a number of issues that need to be addressed.  The Mayor then indicated we need to hire a company to highlight all the outstanding issues and put a meeting together with all parties concerned.  The Mayor recommended getting a company to work with our staff and to review the documents and identify all the outstanding issues and bring it to our attention and then respond to report and it will be further discussed at the January 3, 2014 meeting. 

 

The Mayor opened the floor for public comments.  Michaela Stone, from New Jersey Hope & Healing, and the organization was set up after Super Storm Sandy and they are pulling out in February and there were still grants available. 

 

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

 

Vote:          Gould-  Absent         Cabrera-Groon-Yes

 

 

Dated: January 22, 2014      

Janelle M. Holzmer, Borough Clerk

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